Archive for March, 2015

Pet Owners: Don’t lower your guard against fleas/ticks

It’s shocking to think that these little buggers could survive this winter with the harsh temperatures and all the snow, but unfortunately, they do!

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Lyme Disease Facts Infographic

This is brought to us courtesy of Daniel Cameron, MD, MPH, president of ILADS. Thanks to Dr. Cameron for this easy to understand ‘Infographic’ that so clearly demonstrates the problem!

RESEARCH: Lyme Neuroborreliosis and Dementia

Is there a link between Lyme that crosses the blood-brain barrier and dementia? Research out of France finds the following conclusion:

“Pure Lyme dementia exists and has a good outcome after antibiotics. It is advisable to do Lyme serology in demented patients, and if serology is positive, to do CSF analysis with AI. Neurodegenerative dementia associated with positive AI also exists, which may have been revealed by the involvement of Borrelia in the CNS.”

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Lyme Disease Winter Immunity and Nutrition Plan

While we are still in the throes of winter and all its illnesses, Dr. Lynn Shumake, at the Vitascript Compounding Pharmacy in Columbia, has written an article especially for our Lyme group entitled, Lyme Disease Winter Immunity and Nutrition Plan to help us with our winter battle. To read his article, please follow this link:

All Are Welcome to Church Healing Service on 3/8

Anyone who needs prayers and healing are welcome to join me on Sunday, March 8th at St. John’s Lutheran Church for a component of the service that is set aside each month to talk about healing and then and there will be a laying on of hands and a blessing over each individual seeking healing. This will take place at all three services:

  •  9:00 am (This is a more traditional service led by a choir and piano.)
  • 10:15 am ** I will be attending this one and encourage anyone to join me and we can sit together.  (This is a contemporary service led by our worship band and dress is more casual)
  • 11:30 am (Also, a contemporary service where dress is casual)

St. John Lutheran Church

6004 Waterloo Rd.

Columbia, MD 21045

Please email me for more information or to let me know to watch for you at the service so we can sit together if you’d like.

In Northeast, Weather Changes May Mean More Ticks, Earlier

Although the Northeast is currently contending with record-breaking cold, the trend over the past 19 years has been toward warmer temperatures, the researchers explained. And this is enabling black-legged ticks that carry Lyme disease and other infections to begin feeding several weeks earlier than usual, the investigators found.

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