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Pain and Frustration of Chronic Lyme Disease

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: Lyme disease can essentially rewire the brain and dramatically affect your personality.
Air Date: 6/10/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Ross Stewart, PhD
ross stewartDr. Stewart is an internationally-known, innovative leader and educator in neurotoxin and biotoxin related illness and its effect on brain and bodily health. His interests span the entire spectrum of physical and mental health. His unique approach to diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders recognizes that good health is influenced by and dependent on both the physical and mental-emotional levels.

Dr. Stewart has been in the field of behavioral psychology and nutritional physiology for more than 41 years. He earned a doctorate in psychology from Indiana State University and has worked with many schools, universities and clinics. He is licensed in the state of Texas and has been in private practice in Dallas for more than 30 years. He developed the dynamic Biodata System that allows for rapid diagnosis of personality problems and pinpoints personal issues that contribute to physical disorders. This system is used internationally by health professionals.

To effectively address the issues his member patients are struggling with, Dr. Stewart studied with Dr. Marty Hinz, MD, the foremost authority in the field of Neurotransmitter replenishment therapies the cutting edge science of neurology and brain chemistry. Dr. Stewart is an active member of The Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine (ACIM) and Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), both of which educate health professionals on an integrative, functional approach to healthcare. He has written dozens of articles and been interviewed extensively in the media over the past 10 years.

Dr. Stewart is a strong advocate for natural, non-drug alternatives to prescription medications. His expertise in neuropsychology, physiology and clinical nutrition allows him to effectively address symptoms and underlying causes of health conditions such as Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Depression, BiPolar, ADHD, Parkinson's disease and other neurological dysfunctions.
Pain and Frustration of Chronic Lyme Disease
Psychiatric Lyme disease has been linked with virtually every psychiatric disorder and can affect people of all ages and different backgrounds. 

Some 20,000 Americans are infected and treated every year, while countless others go undiagnosed.

The illness has physical symptoms that include fever, headaches and joint pain; but when left untreated, Lyme disease can "rewire" the brain. 

As Lyme disease progresses, it can attack the nervous system, producing learning disabilities, mood swings, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, obsessive behavior, and other psychiatric syndrome.

Dr. Ross Stewart, PhD, is an internationally known, innovative leader and educator in neurotoxin and bio-toxin related illnesses and its effect on brain and bodily health. In this segment, Dr. Stewart provides up-to-date information on how to prevent, diagnose and treat Lyme disease. 

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