Dr. Tom’s Empowered Healing – Edition #3: August 2023

Happy August, friends! Is it just me, or does it seem like Summer is flying by? I do hope you’ve taken plenty of opportunities to go out and explore natural spaces!

As we enjoy the great outdoors in these warmer months, it’s essential to be mindful of ticks. For example, should you be bitten by one – being able to identify the tick that bit you as this can help you take the necessary precautions.

Let’s explore three common tick types and their distinguishing features:

**Deer tick or Blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis)
  • Transmits the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme disease, as well as Borrelia miyamotoi, Anaplasma and Babesia. In some areas Bartonella has been found in Ixodes ticks
  • High rates of ticks being infected – upwards of 70% in many areas
  • Adult females are reddish-brown with a black shield on their back
  • Nymphs are the size of a poppy seed and are responsible for about 95% of the cases of Lyme disease, so be on the lookout for these.

**Dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis)

  • Relatively large size
  • Bodies adorned with brown and creamy white markings
  • Carry Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Good news: Dog ticks DO NOT carry Lyme disease!**Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum)

  • Adult females with a distinct large white dot on their back
  • Transmit Ehrlichiosis and ‘Stari’ borreliosis, more rarely Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Associated with the development of red meat allergy (Alpha-gal syndrome)

Also, Lone Star ticks DO NOT carry Lyme disease!

Remember to take preventive measures when spending time outdoors. Identifying ticks can make all the difference in protecting yourself and your loved ones!

Stay informed and stay safe this season! >> THIS SITE is a great resource to have in your back pocket to help you correctly identify the ticks in your area.


Discover the power of Scutellaria baicalensis, also known as Chinese skullcap. This potent herb rich in flavonoids has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Experience its anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and detoxification-enhancing benefits for yourself!

Several studies suggest that it may aid in treating autoimmune conditions and protect the heart, liver, and kidneys. With broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties, it’s been proven to be effective against both Borrelia and Bartonella.

**Studies HERE and HERE.

Don’t miss out on this versatile and beneficial herb – ORDER NOW to support your health journey!


Some exciting news, health seekers…

→ Join me at The Biology of Trauma™ Summit 3.0 and explore the trauma-disease connection, with experts guiding your journey towards healing and freedom. This summit aims to empower you as it will provide the tools, resources, and the safe space you need to acknowledge trauma and work towards a more resilient, healthier, you!

August 1st – 7th, 2023 with host Aimie Apigian, MD, MS, MPH. Grab your free ticket HERE.


→ If you’re determined to thrive despite Lyme disease, then the Thrive with Lyme Blueprint will undoubtedly be a game-changer for you! 

Last month, I revealed some incredible insights about this unique program that could perfectly fit your health routine.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to reclaim your life – check out the masterclass replays HERE and take the first step toward a brighter future!


Calling all healthcare practitioners eager to elevate their skills in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease patients… 

Openings are available in the highly sought-after Lyme Disease Practitioner Certification (LDPC) group. Don’t miss this chance to join a community of passionate healthcare professionals dedicated to mastering Lyme disease management.

Explore the benefits HERE and take your practice to the next level. Let’s make a difference together!


Amazing news… Dr. Jess has joined Dr. Jill and I at our practice!

She has extensive knowledge in tickborne, infections, mold illness, mast cell activation, brain health and the prevention of cognitive decline, as well as the medicinal uses of cannabis and psychedelics.

Join her every other Tuesday at the Empowered by Lyme group for live Q&A’s.

NEXT DATES: August 8th and 22nd @ 6:30 pm ET


Hi, I’m Tom Moorcroft DO, the producer and host of the Healing from Lyme Disease Summit and the Thrive With Lyme Masterclass Series >> replays here.

I am also the creator of the Thrive With Lyme Blueprint Program (for health seekers) as well as the Lyme Disease Practitioner Certification & Mentorship Program.

To find MORE INFO on these topics and other relevant health & natural healing resources, be sure to CONNECT WITH ME on socials!

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