Posts by Dr. Tom Moorcroft

Bartonella – A cause of PANS?

Infection with Bartonella has sparked a ton of controversy in the medical community. Most people know Bartonella henselae as the causative agent of cat scratch disease. In medical school, we’re taught that this disease is usually mild and self-limiting. It rarely needs treatment unless you’re quite unlucky or you are immunocompromised. So basically, for most…
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Do you know your MDRs?

What the heck is an MDR?  I was at an amazing talk given by my good friend Dr. Alan Christianson, NY Times best-selling author of The Adrenal Reset Diet and The Metabolism Reset Diet. In his talk on entrepreneurial health, Dr. C introduced me to this concept. So what is MDR? MDR = Minimum Daily…
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Preventing Tick Bites

In order to be well prepared to prevent tick bites (and tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease), it’s helpful to know some basic facts about ticks and Lyme disease: Deer ticks transmit Lyme disease as well as Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Borrelia miyamotoi disease and Powassan virus. Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in…
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What You Need to Know About Getting Lyme Disease from a Tick Bite

How Likely Are You to Contract Lyme Disease from a Tick Bite? Let’s talk about Lyme disease and its transmission after a tick bite. Whether you’re hiking in the woods or you live in an area that’s known for Lyme disease, it’s best to be prepared with an accurate understanding of how Lyme disease which…
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How Much Vitamin D Should You Take?

And How Vitamin D Properly Supports Your Overall Health Often, people don’t realize that sometimes the only medicine they need is a little more sunlight. Vitamin D deficiency is a common ailment that that is on the rise [1]. The reason? More and more people find themselves indoors rather than outside enjoying the sun. Add…
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Can Lyme Disease Lead to Persistent Infection?

The possibility of persistence in Lyme disease is a complicated, but critical topic.  As you know, there’s a lot of discussion in medical circles and on the internet. Is a persistent infection the cause of your symptoms, or is it a post-Lyme inflammatory process? The continued research makes me hopeful that we’re getting closer to…
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