Events

Speaker Meeting Tuesday November 14 at 6:30pm Dr Anne Kelly

Dr Kelly talk will be about…Mending mitochondria damaged by chronic Inflammation: Integrated treatments for Lyme Disease

This event will take place on Tuesday November 14th at 6:30pm at the White Bear Lake District Offices. Look for signs to direct you to the meeting room. This event is free and open to all.

Anne Kelly, MD, MPH completed her residency and research fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Her research and clinical practice focused on health care models that improve the lives of children with complex chronic conditions such as autism. To overcome the bureaucratic inefficiencies of the existing healthcare system, Dr. Kelly conceptualized, founded and secured funding for the “U Special Kids” program. The program has become a nationally recognized model that utilizes nurse practitioners and telemedicine to deliver more efficient and effective care.  This first-hand experience has served to inform Dr. Kelly’s vision of the components needed to improve the clinical care of children and adults with complex chronic illnesses. Key elements include empowering individuals to understand and address fundamental factors that contribute to their symptoms, a team that includes nutritionist trained in functional medicine, and access to innovative treatments that accelerate healing and detoxification.  Dr. Kelly is currently the founder and president of Nutrition Ignition Inc., the medical director for Holland Biomedical clinic, and completing her certification in Functional Medicine.

 

Recent advances in our understanding of the critical role mitochondria play in health and chronic illness are helping us improve the outcomes of challenging conditions such as chronic Lyme Disease.  Our mitochondria produce our body’s weight in ATP (the cell’s fuel) every day! Chronic inflammation can drain our ATP supply resulting in fatigue, muscle and joint pain and brain fog. In addition, when tissues are inflamed or injured, the normal electrical charge of the cell membrane is disrupted in that tissue. When cells lose the electrical charge in their membrane “they lose power” and the normal cell functions are reduced. Nutrients are unable to flow into the cells and toxins are unable to be released. This results in increased electrical resistance in the problem area, causing the body’s electrical currents to flow around the damaged tissue.

A number of therapies and nutrition interventions can help support mitochondrial function and repair. The Electro-Acuscope and Electro-Myopulse instruments are promising new technologies that bring about tissue healing in a safe and noninvasive manner. These are FDA-approved, computerized medical instruments that have the capacity to drive the current through the resistance and recharge the cell membrane resulting in return of “cell power”.  Microcurrent frequencies are the very same frequencies our cells use to communicate with the rest of our body, encouraging cells to open their membrane and take in mitochondrial nutrients to generate energy. Microcurrent treatments have been clinically proven to increase ATP generation by mitochondria (the energy source of the cell) by up to 500%. The result of increased energy production by mitochondria is better cell function and excretion of toxic byproducts.

Emerging research is concluding that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) also has a positive effect on mitochondrial function and performance. HBOT has been used to treat patients with numerous disorders, including Lyme disease. This treatment has been shown to decrease cerebral edema, normalize water content in the brain, maintain blood-brain barrier integrity, promote antioxidant defenses, and improve the function of damaged cells.

 

Mitochondria are especially susceptible to nutrient deficiencies, environmental toxins, and oxidative damage. Strategies to protect mitochondria and improve function include providing nutrients that protect mitochondria from oxidative stress, reducing toxin exposure and growing new mitochondria by exercising.

 

 

 

 

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Support Group Meeting Tuesday October 9th at 6:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday October 9th at 6:30 pm for our support group meeting. We meet at the White Bear Lake District Offices at 4855 Bloom Ave in White Bear Lake. There will be signs directing you to the meeting room.

You are not alone! We believe in HOPE! This will be a time to talk with others who truly understand what you are going through.

There will also be a support person group meeting at the same time and location so if you have loved ones/friends who would like to meet other people who can relate to their struggle please invite them along.

Together we are stronger!

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Support Group Meeting Tuesday August 14th at 6:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday August 14 at 6:30 pm for our support group meeting. We meet at the White Bear Lake District Offices at 4855 Bloom Ave in White Bear Lake. There will be signs directing you to the meeting room.

You are not alone! We believe in HOPE! This will be a time to talk with others who truly understand what you are going through.

There will also be a support person group meeting at the same time and location so if you have loved ones/friends who would like to meet other people who can relate to their struggle please invite them along.

Together we are stronger!

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Support Group Meeting Tuesday July 10th at 6:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday July 10th at 6:30 pm for our support group meeting. We meet at the White Bear Lake District Offices at 4855 Bloom Ave in White Bear Lake. There will be signs directing you to the meeting room.

You are not alone! We believe in HOPE! This will be a time to talk with others who truly understand what you are going through.

There will also be a support person group meeting at the same time and location so if you have loved ones/friends who would like to meet other people who can relate to their struggle please invite them along.

Together we are stronger!

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Support Group Meeting Tuesday June 12 at 6:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday June 12th at 6:30 pm for our support group meeting. We meet at the White Bear Lake District Offices at 4855 Bloom Ave in White Bear Lake. There will be signs directing you to the meeting room.

You are not alone! We believe in HOPE! This will be a time to talk with others who truly understand what you are going through.

There will also be a support person group meeting at the same time and location so if you have loved ones/friends who would like to meet other people who can relate to their struggle please invite them along.

Together we are stronger!

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Support Group Meeting Tuesday April 10th at 6:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday April 10th at 6:30 pm for our support group meeting. We meet at the White Bear Lake District Offices at 4855 Bloom Ave in White Bear Lake. There will be signs directing you to the meeting room.

You are not alone! We believe in HOPE! This will be a time to talk with others who truly understand what you are going through.

There will also be a support person group meeting at the same time and location so if you have loved ones/friends who would like to meet other people who can relate to their struggle please invite them along.

Together we are stronger!

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Speaker Meeting May 8th at 6:30pm featuring Keyena McKenzie, ND LM CPM

Please join us on Tuesday May 8th at 6:30pm for our speaker meeting featuring Keyena McKenzie, ND LM CPM. This event will take place at the White Bear Lake District Offices, look for signs to direct you to the meeting room.

As a recipient of a grant from the Minnesota Lyme Association that supports increasing practitioner Lyme-literacy in the effective and up-to-date assessment and treatment of tick-borne diseases in affected individuals in Minnesota, she will be recapping highlights in research, treatments, policy and advocacy work globally from the annual international ILADS conference held in Boston in November of 2017 where the topic was “Tick-Borne Diseases: The Global Perspective.

Dr. McKenzie is a primary care naturopathic family practitioner who has been specializing in meeting the holistic pediatric and women’s health care needs of her clients since 1998. She received her doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine, certification in naturopathic midwifery and completed an extended homeopathic course of study with renowned practitioners from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 1998 and is currently registered with the state of MN as a Naturopathic Doctor (ND); licensed in the state of Oregon as a Naturopathic Doctor (ND), the state of Wisconsin as a Licensed Midwife (LM) and the North American Registry of Midwives as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). She completed lactation educator training through the Evergreen Family Medical Center in Washington state. In addition to offering comprehensive assessments, therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic therapies and detox protocols to identify and treat root causes of imbalance,  she is a trained and certified HART Method/Maya abdominal therapy practitioner and incorporates cupping, gua sha and moxibustion therapies into her treatments as indicated. In recent years, she has completed extended studies in the specialties of naturopathic oncology, bioregulatory medicine and the treatment of Lyme, tick-borne diseases and co-infections and is a professional member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).

An avid outdoorswoman, fly fisher, sea kayaker, Audubon prairie restoration volunteer and previously, a wilderness ranger with the USFS, she thrives in the outdoors. Affected by tick-borne disease over thirty years ago, she was fortunate to work with a practitioner who, even then, did not hesitate to treat immediately.

More information about Dr McKenzie can be found at
https://www.mckenzieintegrativemedicine.com/

 

 

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Caregivers Support Group Meeting Tuesday February 13th at 6:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday February 13th at 6:30 pm for our caregivers support group meeting. We meet at the White Bear Lake District Offices at 4855 Bloom Ave in White Bear Lake. There will be signs directing you to the meeting room.

You are not alone! We believe in HOPE! This will be a time to talk with others who truly understand what you are going through.

There will also be a patient support person group meeting at the same time and location.

Together we are stronger!

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Lyme Support Group Meeting Tuesday February 13th at 6:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday February 13th at 6:30 pm for our support group meeting. We meet at the White Bear Lake District Offices at 4855 Bloom Ave in White Bear Lake. There will be signs directing you to the meeting room.

You are not alone! We believe in HOPE! This will be a time to talk with others who truly understand what you are going through.

There will also be a support person group meeting at the same time and location so if you have loved ones/friends who would like to meet other people who can relate to their struggle please invite them along.

Together we are stronger!

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Speaker Meeting: Bob Giguere from IgeneX Lab

Join us on Tuesday March 13th for a speaker meeting featuring Bob Giguere from IgeneX, Inc. The meeting will be held at the White Bear Lake District Offices located at 4855 Bloom Ave in White Bear Lake at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend. There will be signs directing you where to go to find the meeting room.

Bob Giguere has spent the majority of his career dealing with clinical laboratory medicine in the esoteric fields of genetics, endocrinology, and immunology. He did his undergraduate study at Providence College and then got his molecular biology training at MIT.  Since starting his laboratory career in the early 1980’s at Nichols Institute in California, he has been a director or higher level at a number of nationally recognized esoteric clinical laboratories. These include the molecular laboratory Collaborative Research Inc.and Repomedix,Inc, in greater Boston. He was COO & Senior Vice President at Boston BioMedica Clinical Laboratory during the 1990’s and for the past 10 years Director of Sales at IGeneX,Inc.

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