Posts by Dr. Tom Moorcroft

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Chronic Toxin Overload

Chronic Toxin Overload: The Real Cause of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome By: Tom Moorcroft, DO Patients who suffer from unrelenting fatigue, persistent pain and brain fog are often diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and/or fibromyalgia. Interestingly, neither of these diagnoses actually points to a cause of illness; they both are merely labels for a…
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Cleansing the Brain

The Glymphatic System has recently been discovered by neuroscientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The findings were published online in Science Translational Medicine. This new system has been dubbed “the glymphatic system” since it acts much like the lymphatic system but is managed by brain cells known as glial cells. “Understanding how the…
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Get Educated About Lyme Disease

Lyme disease has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and especially in Connecticut. With the number of Lyme infections rising, the need for Lyme disease education is at an all time high. In this article, we’ll review the questions I am most commonly asked about Lyme disease. My hope is by sharing these questions…
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Tips for Preventing Tick Bites

Below are a few important tips for preventing tick bites. This information has been compiled from discussions with Lyme experts and information from the CDC, the CT Agricultural Experiment Station and the Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials websites. Tick pictures courtesy of the Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials. The first step in preventing…
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Beyond Borrelia

Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses have reached epidemic proportions in Connecticut and in much of the United States. One of the greatest difficulties facing patients and physicians is that Lyme disease rarely presents with the classic symptoms reported in medical textbooks. Rather, Lyme has been called the new “Great Imitator” because it can look like almost any other disease…
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Functional Orthodontia

What is so important about the face? It is the place we meet. It is a place of personal recognition and individual expression. Osteopathic and advanced light force (ALF) functional orthodontics support natural function and optimize the expression of the individual’s true potential. The ALF supports the inherent healing forces within the body and natural…
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Cancer and Healing

An Osteopathic Approach to Cancer and Healing by Thomas A. Moorcroft, D.O. The science and philosophy of Osteopathy is a unique healing art that can be applied to cancer and healing. Osteopathic physicians are fully licensed physicians and surgeons who practice in all specialties and subspecialties in the United States. Osteopathic philosophy holds that each…
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