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Support Group Tuesday June 13th at 6:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday June 13th at 6:30pm. This will be a time to talk with others in small groups. You are not alone! We believe in HOPE!

We meet at the White Bear Lake District Offices. Look for the signs.

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Speaker Meeting-Stephanie Belseth APRN, CPNP- Tuesday April 11th at 6:30pm

Join us on on Tuesday April 11th at 6:30pm for an exciting speaker meeting featuring Stephanie Betseth APRN, CPNP. (This event has been rescheduled from the January meeting since it had to be cancelled due to weather)

Stephanie Belseth is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years experience in inpatient and outpatient primary care, pulmonology, asthma, early childhood screening, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Prior to her current work at Newbridge Clinic beginning in 2009, she worked at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis, Children’s Hospital in Oakland CA, the MN Department of Health, and the Minneapolis Public Schools. She has advanced training and experience in integrative, functional medicine, natural, and biomedical approaches to managing pediatric health and developmental conditions with a focus on children with special needs and complex chronic pediatric conditions.

Stephanie has a special interest in preventing health and developmental issues in children through pre-conception testing, counselling and interventions with parents before becoming pregnant, optimal pregnancy nutrition and care, and early intervention for infants, toddlers and young children with neurodevelopmental disorders. She focuses on balancing the microbiome and treating underlying medical conditions and imbalances in children in order to help them reverse symptoms and function optimally at the highest level possible. She uses principals of nutrition, holistic/integrative medicine, functional medicine, biomedical medicine, mind-body-spirit medicine and nutri-genomics in her work, and is a great coach in helping children and families with lifestyle changes that support optimal health and healing. She has a special interest in holistic wellness care, Gastrointestinal disorders, Autism, ADHD, Asthma, mental health disorders, PANS/PANDAS, Autoimmune disease, Pediatric Lyme and conditions that mimic it, and other complex chronic pediatric conditions.

Stephanie is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), The Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS), the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the MN Holistic Medicine Group, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. She is a member of the speaking faculty for Food As Medicine through the Center for Mind Body Healing, has completed advanced level clinician trainings sponsored by the Autism Research Institute, is a MAPS provider and a candidate for fellowship through the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS). She has completed the ILADS practitioner training program and has also studied integrative modalities for the treatment of chronic lyme disease, and related disorders. She has mentored with pediatrician, Elizabeth Mumper MD at the Rimland Center for Integrative Medicine, Ann Corson MD of Kennett Square, PA, and Richard Horrowitz MD of the Hudson Valley Center for Healing Arts, among several other physicians and practitioners, and regularly attends a variety of conferences in order to keep up on the latest research and treatment for children with a variety of different conditions. She is a sought-after public speaker, and enjoys precepting and teaching.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, enjoying the outdoors, organic-whole-foods cooking, volunteering, running, biking, reading, and entertaining family and friends.
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Support Group Meeting February 14th at 6:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday February 14th at 6:30pm. This will be a time to talk with others in small groups. You are not alone! We believe in HOPE!

We meet at the White Bear Lake District Offices. Look for the signs.

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Speaker Meeting: Marlene Stenlund, RN Board Certified Biofeedback Therapist Certified Alpha-Stim Specialist

Please join us on Tuesday September 12th at 6:30pm for speaker meeting featuring Marlene Stenlund, RN Board Certified Biofeedback Therapist Certified Alpha-Stim Specialist

Marlene has over 30 years of experience helping patients manage anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress and pain.  She has worked at Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital, Lake Place Retreat Center, and New Spirit Women’s Clinic. Both Alpha-Stim treatment and biofeedback have significant research that supports their use.  After seeing great results with patients in primary care, mental health and chemical dependency settings, it became her mission make these exceptional products and services available to practitioners and their patients.  In 2002, She launched Begin Healing, Inc. It is her passion to offer safe, drug free technology that provides patient’s lasting and powerful relief from pain and mental conditions.

Alpha-Stim® is the world’s leading cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) device. It is in rapidly growing use by the mental health and pain management fields.

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Colleen Martens Endrizzi- The Lymphedema Center

Colleen Martens Endrizzi, Owner and Therapist, The Lymphedema Center will be speaking at MLA on Tuesday March 14th, 2017 at 6:30pm
Colleen is a registered and licensed Speech and Language Pathologist with over 25 years of clinical experience. She is lymphedema certified (LLCC) and specializes in using lymphatic drainage to support detoxification and immune system support for patients with Lyme Disease.  She has also completed supplemental studies in psychology, linguistics, sensory integration (theory and treatment), oral-motor/swallowing and feeding therapy,  cranio-sacral therapy, esoteric healing and Qi Gong.

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LDA Lyme Conference October 15 & 16 in St Paul, MN

The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. with joint provider Columbia University, is holding its 17th annual scientific CME* conference, Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: New Strategies to Tackle an Expanding Epidemic. Brian Fallon, MD, Columbia University is Conference Director. It will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown, 411 Minnesota Street, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55101, USA on Saturday October 15 and Sunday October 16, 2016.

Registration is required to attend this conference. Regular registration fee is $235 on-line in advance. If space is available at the door registration is $255.

The conference is designed for physicians and researchers but the public is invited to register. 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM are offered by Columbia University to CME-registered physician attendees. The conference features twenty faculty consisting of clinicians and researchers from across the US and one from Switzerland.

The conference features very current research that could alter the field. Saturday’s Keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Moir from Harvard will present his breaking in vitro results on Beta Amyloid, Alzheimer’s and Lyme Disease. This will be followed by a talk by Dr. Judith Miklossy, International Alzheimer Research Center, reviewing evidence suggesting a link between spirochetal infection and Alzheimer’s Disease. The newest breakthrough in the combination of novel biotechnologies (proteomics and nanotechnology) for improved Lyme diagnostics has led to the nanotrap; results from an initial study will be presented by Dr. Alessandra Luchini from George Mason University. A new species of Borrelia was recently discovered to cause Lyme in the US; this will be discussed by Dr. Bobbi Pritt from the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Ying Zhang from Johns Hopkins will discuss new in vitro antimicrobial strategies to eradicate “Borrelia persisters”, that offer promise for more effective interventions for human Lyme disease. Dr. John Aucott from Johns Hopkins Medical Center will present new findings regarding the human immune response in Lyme disease.

In the area of prevention, the latest on a novel mouse vaccine will be discussed by Dr. Steve Zatechka, US BIOLOGIC. Work so new it is generating discussions from scientists around the world on the impact it might have on ecology in general will be presented by Dr. Kevin Esvelt, from MIT Sculpting Evolution Lab, his talk will address Community-Guided Ecological Immunization to Prevent Tick-Borne Disease using CRISPR technology.

Other talks will discuss diagnosing neurologic Lyme disease by Dr. Patricia Coyle, Stony Brook; acute and chronic neuropsychiatric disease by Dr. Brian Fallon, Columbia; a cardiac Lyme case by Dr. Betty Maloney, Partnership for Tick-Borne Diseases Education, a Lyme CME Provider; a review of clinical trials of Lyme Disease by Internist/epidemiologist Dr. Daniel Cameron; isolation of spirochetes from patients in the Southern U.S. by Dr. Kerry Clark, University of N. Florida; diagnosis and treatment of pediatric Lyme arthritis by Dr. Lise Nigrovic, Boston Children’s Hospital; controlling the inflammatory response in the mouse model of Lyme arthritis by Southern Research Institute’s Dr. Timothy Sellati; studies of viruses in ticks by Dr. Rafal Tokarz of Columbia University; clinical review of other TBDs such as Tularemia by Nantucket clinician Dr.Timothy Lepore, Bartonella by Dr. Marna Ericson of University of Minnesota, and Babesia in the blood supply by Dr. Evan Bloch of Johns Hopkins. Finally, the conference will conclude with a public health talk on the spread of Lyme disease vector into the United States by the CDC’s Dr. Ben Beard.

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Give To The Max Day to help MN Lyme

Minnesota Lyme Association (MLA) is celebrating Give to the Max Day on November 17!

What if you could help MLA receive $1,000 just by giving $10 or more? On November 17, 2016, you’ll have that chance. Join us for Give to the Max Day on November 17, and you could help us receive a $1,000 Golden Ticket. Just make an online donation on organization/Mla, and your donation will be entered into an hourly drawing for a $1,000 GiveMN Golden Ticket – which could go to MLA!

That adds up to 24 opportunities for you to help us receive an extra $1,000!

Here’s the really exciting part: One donation made on will be randomly selected at noon and at the end of Give to the Max Day, to receive a $10,000 Super-Sized GiveMN Golden Ticket!

Help us increase our odds and make the most of your gift by making a donation on November 17th, 2016 on

Together, we hope to raise more than $10,000 on Give to the Max Day, and you can help us reach our goal! give-mn

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Support Group

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