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Speaker Meeting: Dr Laurie Radovsky Getting the most bang for your buck: cost-effective treatment of Lyme disease

Getting the most bang for your buck: cost-effective treatment of Lyme disease

Lyme disease can be devastating financially; many patients can’t work as much or can’t work at all, and many of the treatments are not covered by insurance. Dr Radovsky will talk about some guiding principles in deciding how to spend your money and give some practical tips on how to get the most cost-effective (and most effective) care for tick-borne illness

About Dr Radovsky:

As a child, I was fascinated by how the human body works. I was fortunate to have two uncles and an aunt who were physicians who modeled caring and thoughtful medical care, and encouraged my interest. However, when I went to Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, I was more drawn to alternative therapies. I considered going to naturopathic medical school or becoming a midwife. Still undecided about a career path, I moved to California. I met mentors there who were practicing integrative medicine, and I decided that I too could combine my love of alternative therapies with an evidence-based, rigorous approach to healing. By choosing an allopathic degree, I also hoped I could change the medical model from within.

LR-head-shotI attended Boston University School of Medicine and trained as a family physician at the Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency Program in Augusta, Maine.

After working in rural Maine for several years, I moved to Eau Claire, WI and then to St. Paul. I was on the faculty of the United Family Practice Residency Program for ten years, and then worked at HealthEast Clinics for seven years. I received a Bush Medical Fellowship in 2006. I studied fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and became interested in chronic Lyme disease as a frequent explanation for these conditions. I later completed an ILADS preceptorship with Dr. Richard Horowitz in New York.

In 2015, I decided to move into a full-time practice of integrative medicine, and banded together with dear friends and respected colleagues to form Birch Tree Healing Arts, a truly integrative, collaborative and egalitarian healthcare practice (www.birchtreehealingarts.com).

I am married and have two grown children. I live in St. Paul with my husband and our cat, and enjoy gardening, cooking, reading, and word games. I am active in the Jewish and the Vipassana meditation communities.

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Support Group Meeting & NEW Caregiver Support Meeting starts July 11

Please join us on Tuesday July 11th at 6:30pm. This is a time to talk with others in small groups. You are not alone! We believe in HOPE!

MN Lyme Association is now offering a CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP.  It is critical that Caregivers take care of themselves and get ideas on how to address the complexities of the pressures of trying to help while our loved ones go through so many varied issues.
We will meet at the same time as the regular Support Meetings.
Our next Caregivers Support Group (CSG) will meet Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 6:30 at the White Bear Lake School District office also.

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

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Lyme Caregiver Support Group

MN Lyme Association is now offering a CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP.

It is critical that Caregivers take care of themselves and get ideas on how to address the complexities of the pressures of trying to help while our loved ones go through so many varied issues.

We will meet at the same time as the regular Support Meetings.This group will not meet on nights when there is a speaker.

Caregivers Support Group (CSG) will meet Tuesday, August 8 2017 at 6:30pm at the White Bear Lake School District Offices.

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NEW…Caregivers Support Meetings Start July 11, 2017

MN Lyme Association is now offering a CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP.

It is critical that Caregivers take care of themselves and get ideas on how to address the complexities of the pressures of trying to help while our loved ones go through so many varied issues.

We will meet at the same time as the regular Support Meetings.This group will not meet on nights when there is a speaker.

Our next Caregivers Support Group (CSG) will meet Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 6:30pm at the White Bear Lake School District Offices.

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Speaker Meeting Author Aimee Goodwin Tuesday November 21th at 6:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday November 21th for a speaker meeting featuring Author Aimee Goodwin. Aimee has an amazing Lyme success story and shares her journey in her book Lyme: A Victory Story.

This meeting will be held at the White Bear Lake District Offices. Look for signs.

***Please take note that this event happens on the third Tuesday of November***

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Support Group Tuesday October 10th at 6:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday October 10th at 6:30pm. This will be a time to talk 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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Support Group Tuesday August 8th at 6:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday August 8th at 6:30pm. This is 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 signs.

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Speaker Meeting: Dr. Meaghan Kirschling May 9th at 6:30pm

SIBO, your Gut and all those Lyme Symptoms!

Lyme disease is often referred to as the “Great Imitator” and can mimic the symptoms of Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, MS, ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, as well as more than some 350 other diseases. Lyme disease is not the only “imitator” in medicine. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Syndrome (SIBO) may be an underlying culprit to many or all your lingering symptoms.
SIBO is a condition where bacteria that normally live in your large intestines take up residence in the small intestines. The metabolic byproducts of SIBO activity change bowel movements lead to diarrhea and/or constipation. SIBO may also causes pain locally in the intestines and throughout the body’s muscles and joints. I have also seen it be a driving force behind lower back pains, inguinal pains, migraines, and as a major contributing factor towards menstrual issues; often causing poor liver conjugation of hormones leading to PMS, PCOS and fibroids.
Whether you had SIBO before you got Lyme disease or developed SIBO during Lyme treatments, for many people struggling to rebound from Lyme disease the best place to look towards is within. That is within your small intestines.   SIBO is easily tested through a breath test you can do in the convince of your own home. It is a conventional diagnosis, that often does not get diagnosed.
Dr. Kirschling will provide an overview of SIBO, how to test for it, common treatment approaches, and how its presence confuses the treatment picture in persistent Lyme disease.
Link to blog titled: Do you have Lyme or SIBO

Dr. Meaghan Kirschling has both an allopathic and alternative medical background, receiving a Doctor of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University, a B.S. in Nursing and Exercise Science from Valparaiso University, a Masters of Nutrition from University of Connecticut Bridgeport, and a Masters of Nursing from University of Cincinnati.  Dr. Kirschling treats SIBO and Lyme disease patients as part of a team of integrative practitioners at Natural Medicine of Stillwater.

Please join us on Tuesday May 9th at 6:30pm to hear Dr Kirschling speak. We meet in the White Bear Lake District Offices at 4855 Bloom Ave, White Bear Lake, MN

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LYME AWARENESS DAY AND WALK AT Mall Of America!

Join us for Lyme Awareness Day at Mall of America!
Saturday, May 6, 2017
We will have a full day of activities!

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (Check-in 7:30 a.m.)
Project Lyme Awareness Walk
All proceeds go directly to Project Lyme
To register go to: http://www.lymeawarenessmn.com/moa-day-walk.html

 

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Resource Fair in the Rotunda
Activities & Information- All are welcome to attend!

 

11:00 a.m.
Get your wristband for Ally Hilfiger’s book signing of “Bite Me”

1:00 p.m.
Ally Hilfiger Book Signing

Wear Green to the Mall on May 6, 2017 to help us raise awareness about Lyme Disease.
If you’re participating in the Walk – wear a tank so you can put your Walk T-shirt on over it!

You can have a team of family and friends…together we are mighty!

$25 Registration for the walk or $10 to be a virtual walker if you can’t attend.

You must register for the walk at:

http://www.lymeawarenessmn.com/moa-day-walk.html

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