Events

Speaker Meeting – Tuesday, January 8 at 6:30 pm Marna E. Ericson, PhD

Dr. Ericson will focus her session on how “the disease is in the pathology”, as well as new methods of detection.

Stealth pathogens, such as Bartonella spp. and Borrelia burgdorferi can result in chronic and debilitating disease but can be challenging to diagnose and thus treatment may be delayed. These vector-borne stealth pathogens have evolved survival strategies to escape immune surveillance and antibiotic treatment. As zoonotic pathogens, B. burgdorferi and the Bartonellae are known to infect human and canine hosts in a similar manner. Arthropod vectors including biting flies, fleas, and lice play an important role in the transmission of Bartonella spp., and Bartonella spp. have been detected simultaneously in the same Ixodes ticks that vector B. burgdorferi.

Dr. Ericson joined the University of Minnesota’s department of dermatology in 1996 as part of the Clinical Research Division team. She is currently director of the Dermatology Imaging Center. Her interests lie in adapting imaging techniques such as single- and multi-photon laser scanning microscopy, second harmonic generation, correlative microscopy, TEM and SEM, live imaging, and super-resolution microscopy to help parse out mechanisms of disease with cutaneous manifestations.

“I have a broad background (15+ years) in examining, imaging and quantifying biomarkers in the skin and other organs using laser scanning microscopy and 3-dimensional analysis. I have successfully administered fruitful collaborative projects (including staffing, research protections, budgets, experimental plans) and produced several peer-reviewed publications from each project as well as funding. Based on my success with previous projects, I am aware of the importance of constructing a realistic research plan, timeline, and budget. Collaboration and innovation have been hallmarks of my research endeavors and afforded me the benefit of making contributions to a) understanding and treating cancer pain, b) identifying molecular targets of phytochemicals, comprehending the role of the peripheral nervous system in skin and hair biology, and c) recognizing the implications of Bartonellosis. I see a clear path towards recognizing, testing, and understanding this pathogen that is causing unprecedented health issues world-wide due to its stealth nature.”

RESEARCH

Of particular interest is the role of biofilms in chronic Bartonellosis and subsequent pathologies working with colleagues at the U of MN Twin Cities and Duluth campuses, North Carolina State University and UNICAMP in Brazil. Successful research collaborations include work with hair biology, the tick/mammal interface in Anaplasma spp., sun-screen development, natural products, and skin cancer, leukemia, breast cancer, sickle cell disease, and tumor pain.

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SPEAKER MEETING – TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11th AT 6:30PM – DAVE & CALLIE EIDE

Looking at Lyme – Differently!

Electro Dermal Screening
Using this non-invasive method of assessment we will demonstrate the manner in which one can identify co-infection, trauma, and intensity of infection with specificity.

CANDIDA
Candida is real, often overlooked and generally ignored. In the nearly thirty years of his practice, Dave Eide has found that many people who come to see him with a medical diagnosis of Lyme disease are experiencing symptoms that are partially, or entirely, attributable to Candida, not to Lyme disease itself.

EMOTIONS
The emotional changes associated with a LYME and/or Candida diagnosis may be as dramatic as a complete personality shift or as subtle as mood changes. With modern technology and assessment tools, we now know that many of these changes are directly related to areas of the brain which are designed to monitor these emotions and may be subject to Lyme invasion. Callie and Dave have both worked extensively with this issue in clients assisting them to recover their happiness and wellbeing.


Traditional Naturopath Dave Eide founded The Natural Path Wellness Center over 25 years ago. He began as an Electro-Dermal Screening Practitioner and received his Doctor of Naturopathy from Clayton College of Natural Healing in 1992.

Callie joined The Natural Path when they married in 2010. She brings a long background in natural health care, coaching and mentoring. Throughout her career, Callie studied personal injury and business law and applied it to natural health care legislation. She began Life Coaching in 1998 and has since added numerous types of energy medicine to her repertoire including biofeedback, digital breast thermography and voice stress analysis.

Dave has trained many practitioners in Natural Health Sciences and ran a school through the 1990’s. He is a Doctor of Divinity, receiving his ministerial degree in 1995. As a certified Bio-feedback consultant, Homeotherapeutic Consultant, Reconnective Healer and many other modalities, Dave integrates the education and application of nutrition, homeopathy and energy medicine into his naturopathic practice.


Additional Background – Dave:

  • 1991 – Present General Partner of The Natural Path, LLC
  • 1991 – Electro-Dermal Screening Practitioner – Advanced Levels I, II, III 
  • 1992 – Doctor of Naturopathy, Clayton College of Natural Healing, Birmingham, AL, Doctorate 
  • 1993 – 1999 Owner Electro Dermal Screening Training Facility, Director of Education – Mound, MN  
  • 1995 – Doctor of Divinity, Freedom College, Chandler, AZ  
  • 1995 – Ministerial Degree, Freedom Church of Revelation 
  • 2001 – Certified Bio-Feedback Consultant; Certified Hometherapeutic Consultant, Academy of Applied Quantum Bio-Technologies 
  • 2003 – Certified Clinical Thermographer 
  • 2003 – Reconnective Healer, Levels I and II 
  • 2005 – Voice Stress Analysis Advanced Certification 
  • 2010 – Certified Thermographer 
  • 2011 – Quantum Alignment/EnerCHI Advanced Training 
  • 2011 – Qualified EnerCHI Instructor 

Additional Background – Callie:

Callie joined The Natural Path when she married Dave Eide in 2010. She brings to The Natural Path a long background in natural health care, coaching and mentoring clients. Throughout her career, Callie studied personal injury and business law and applied it to natural health care legislation. She began Life Coaching in 1998 and has since added numerous types of energy medicine to her repertoire including Biofeedback, digital breast Thermography and Voice Stress Analysis. 

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Speaker Meeting: Robert Giguere, IGeneX Lab – Tuesday June 12th @6:30PM

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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Lyme Awareness Fair – EVENT CANCELLED – Click here for more information

**ATTENTION PLEASE READ**

Due to uncontrollable circumstances the Lyme Awareness Fair on May 5th, 2018 is cancelled. All paid registrations will be refunded. We apologize for any inconvenience and ask for your continued support in the future. 

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Speaker Meeting: Cathy Moore, PA-C | Tuesday March 13th @ 6:30PM

Cathy Moore, PA-C is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant with extensive experience in specialty areas such as chronic illness of all types, immunology, women’s health, hormones, pre-conception, Lyme and related co infections. She is a member of MN Holistic Group in Minnesota as well ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Disease Society).

Cathy will be speaking on the latest information from the ILADS conference.

Cathy is passionate about helping others on their health journey and strives to empower patients to become their own advocates for their health while giving them tools to make that happen. She teaches each person how their bodies are designed to heal in addressing nutritional deficiencies, underlying toxicity, unhealthy belief systems, and treating potential underlying infections. Cathy helps each patient be better able to live life with optimal health, joy, vitality, and gratitude.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and three children, playing guitar, gardening, and camping.

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Speaker Meeting – Tuesday, November 20 at 6:30 pm Dr. Anne Kelly

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

This event will take place on Tuesday, November 20th at 6:30 pm 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 health care 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 the 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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NO SUPPORT GROUP IN AUGUST

There will be no support regularly scheduled group on Tuesday, August 14th.

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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 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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