PANS/PANDAS/Lyme & Ticks

Blog Update Top Podcasts for PANDAS PANS Advocacy and Support for Parents

Top Podcasts for PANDAS PANS Advocacy and Support for Parents

PANS/PANDAS is a relatively new diagnosis. It’s encouraging to see more mental health providers promoting PANDAS / PANS advocacy and support alongside increased education for parents. Surprisingly, some pediatricians don’t even know much about its symptoms. This makes it hard for parents to get the help they need to heal – making it even more challenging for children who are

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herbal treatment for lyme

Herbal Treatment for Lyme: Tapping into Nature’s Healing Potential

Lyme disease is unnecessarily tough to get proper diagnosis and help. It’s easy to overlook the symptoms that vary from person to person and very hard to find a seasoned expert who understands the symptoms they are seeing. People fly in all over the world to see me – searching for answers to why they or their child has layered

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Low-Dose Immunotherapy for Neuroinflammation

Unlocking the Secrets of Low-Dose Immunotherapy for Neuroinflammation

Low-dose immunotherapy (LDI) is a promising approach for tackling neuroinflammation, especially in children battling Lyme disease. In my recent podcast, which featured leading experts in integrative medicine, Dr. Darin Ingels highlighted the revolutionary impact of LDI on neuroinflammatory conditions like Lyme disease.  He emphasized the importance of personalized treatment approaches tailored to each patient’s unique immune profile. This resonates deeply

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Homeopathy for Lyme

Homeopathy for Lyme: Harnessing Natural Remedies for Healing

Dealing with Lyme disease or PANS/PANDAS when traditional treatments are not providing relief can be difficult. Homeopathy offers a gentle yet powerful avenue for those exploring alternative approaches for managing the symptoms and supporting the body’s healing process.   Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It’s transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged

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Low Dose Naproxen Anti-Inflammatory Treatment for PANSPANDAS

Low Dose Naproxen: Anti-Inflammatory Treatment for PANS/PANDAS

As a parent of two neurodivergent kids myself and one child with PANS, witnessing your child struggle with Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) or Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) can be incredibly distressing.  These conditions are characterized by sudden-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), tics, anxiety, and other neuropsychiatric symptoms following a streptococcal infection, tick-borne infection or other

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IVIG Immune Treatment for PANSPANDAS

IVIG: Immune Treatment for PANS/PANDAS

I have a PANS/PANDAS child and as a parent watching your child struggle with this disease, saying that you feel overwhelmed each day is an understatement. My son and I went through a labyrinth of symptoms that ranged from sudden obsessions and compulsions to mood swings and debilitating anxiety.  With all my expertise in mental health, these symptoms have left

Read More »
Plasmapheresis Treatment for Tick-Borne Illness and PANS

Plasmapheresis Treatment for Tick-Borne Illness and PANS

If you have a child with PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), then you can call yourself a warrior facing this battle affecting your whole family. But amidst the challenges, there are treatments that can help. Plasmapheresis treatment is used when tick-borne illness is part of the PANS puzzle. What is Plasmapheresis? Plasmapheresis, often called plasma exchange or plex therapy, is

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Blog Antibiotics for Lyme, Strep and PANSPANDAS

Antibiotics for Lyme, Strep and PANS/PANDAS

For some parents, the use of antibiotics might seem daunting, especially when it comes to treating conditions like Lyme disease, strep throat, and PANS/PANDAS. Over the years, I’ve witnessed the challenges parents face when their little ones battle these conditions. Allow me to help clarify how antibiotics fit into the Lyme treatment puzzle.  Differentiating Lyme Disease, Strep, and PANS/PANDAS One

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Blog Dapsone Treatment for Lyme and PANS

Dapsone Treatment for Lyme and PANS

If you’re a parent navigating the complex landscape of Lyme disease and PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), you’ve likely encountered a myriad of treatment options, each promising relief but often leaving you feeling overwhelmed and uncertain.  I know the struggle because I have been helping parents of children with Lyme disease and PANS and PANDAS since 1997. The first child

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BLOG Mold Toxicity Treatment The Mold and PANSPANDAS Connection (1) (1)

Mold Toxicity Treatment: The Mold and PANS/PANDAS Connection

PANDS/PANDAS is a topic close to my heart as my family has gone through its challenges ourselves. But here’s one thing every parent should know for their child’s health and well-being: mold toxicity is connected to PANS/PANDAS symptoms.  You’ve probably heard about mold and its pesky presence in homes and how it causes all sorts of trouble. But did you

Read More »
Blog Update Top Podcasts for PANDAS PANS Advocacy and Support for Parents

Top Podcasts for PANDAS PANS Advocacy and Support for Parents

PANS/PANDAS is a relatively new diagnosis. It’s encouraging to see more mental health providers promoting PANDAS / PANS advocacy and support alongside increased education for parents. Surprisingly, some pediatricians don’t even know much about its symptoms. This makes it hard for parents to get the help they need to heal – making it even more challenging for children who are

Read More »
herbal treatment for lyme

Herbal Treatment for Lyme: Tapping into Nature’s Healing Potential

Lyme disease is unnecessarily tough to get proper diagnosis and help. It’s easy to overlook the symptoms that vary from person to person and very hard to find a seasoned expert who understands the symptoms they are seeing. People fly in all over the world to see me – searching for answers to why they or their child has layered

Read More »
Low-Dose Immunotherapy for Neuroinflammation

Unlocking the Secrets of Low-Dose Immunotherapy for Neuroinflammation

Low-dose immunotherapy (LDI) is a promising approach for tackling neuroinflammation, especially in children battling Lyme disease. In my recent podcast, which featured leading experts in integrative medicine, Dr. Darin Ingels highlighted the revolutionary impact of LDI on neuroinflammatory conditions like Lyme disease.  He emphasized the importance of personalized treatment approaches tailored to each patient’s unique immune profile. This resonates deeply

Read More »
Homeopathy for Lyme

Homeopathy for Lyme: Harnessing Natural Remedies for Healing

Dealing with Lyme disease or PANS/PANDAS when traditional treatments are not providing relief can be difficult. Homeopathy offers a gentle yet powerful avenue for those exploring alternative approaches for managing the symptoms and supporting the body’s healing process.   Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It’s transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged

Read More »
Low Dose Naproxen Anti-Inflammatory Treatment for PANSPANDAS

Low Dose Naproxen: Anti-Inflammatory Treatment for PANS/PANDAS

As a parent of two neurodivergent kids myself and one child with PANS, witnessing your child struggle with Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) or Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) can be incredibly distressing.  These conditions are characterized by sudden-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), tics, anxiety, and other neuropsychiatric symptoms following a streptococcal infection, tick-borne infection or other

Read More »
IVIG Immune Treatment for PANSPANDAS

IVIG: Immune Treatment for PANS/PANDAS

I have a PANS/PANDAS child and as a parent watching your child struggle with this disease, saying that you feel overwhelmed each day is an understatement. My son and I went through a labyrinth of symptoms that ranged from sudden obsessions and compulsions to mood swings and debilitating anxiety.  With all my expertise in mental health, these symptoms have left

Read More »
Plasmapheresis Treatment for Tick-Borne Illness and PANS

Plasmapheresis Treatment for Tick-Borne Illness and PANS

If you have a child with PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), then you can call yourself a warrior facing this battle affecting your whole family. But amidst the challenges, there are treatments that can help. Plasmapheresis treatment is used when tick-borne illness is part of the PANS puzzle. What is Plasmapheresis? Plasmapheresis, often called plasma exchange or plex therapy, is

Read More »
Blog Antibiotics for Lyme, Strep and PANSPANDAS

Antibiotics for Lyme, Strep and PANS/PANDAS

For some parents, the use of antibiotics might seem daunting, especially when it comes to treating conditions like Lyme disease, strep throat, and PANS/PANDAS. Over the years, I’ve witnessed the challenges parents face when their little ones battle these conditions. Allow me to help clarify how antibiotics fit into the Lyme treatment puzzle.  Differentiating Lyme Disease, Strep, and PANS/PANDAS One

Read More »
Blog Dapsone Treatment for Lyme and PANS

Dapsone Treatment for Lyme and PANS

If you’re a parent navigating the complex landscape of Lyme disease and PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), you’ve likely encountered a myriad of treatment options, each promising relief but often leaving you feeling overwhelmed and uncertain.  I know the struggle because I have been helping parents of children with Lyme disease and PANS and PANDAS since 1997. The first child

Read More »
BLOG Mold Toxicity Treatment The Mold and PANSPANDAS Connection (1) (1)

Mold Toxicity Treatment: The Mold and PANS/PANDAS Connection

PANDS/PANDAS is a topic close to my heart as my family has gone through its challenges ourselves. But here’s one thing every parent should know for their child’s health and well-being: mold toxicity is connected to PANS/PANDAS symptoms.  You’ve probably heard about mold and its pesky presence in homes and how it causes all sorts of trouble. But did you

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