In Rising Above Lyme Disease, naturopath and Lyme-literate doctor Julia Greenspan presents a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) approach for recovery for those who have been suffering from this disease for weeks, months, years, or even decades. Operating from the front lines of the epidemic in New England, she gives hope to those who thought there was none or feels unheard by all those around them.
Rising Above Lyme Disease is a comprehensive reference with whole-body approach to overcoming tick-borne diseases and reclaiming your life. This is an easy-to-read supportive guidebook informing patients and families of treatment options, understanding the importance of lab work in diagnosis, common pitfalls Lyme patients experience, and difficulties shared by many patients across the country as well as around the world. Rising Above Lyme Disease addresses self-advocacy, the impact of the Lyme disease epidemic on the economy, and the cultural aspects of being a Lyme patient that are not well understood by the general public.
The incidence of Lyme disease is skyrocketing. If caught early, antibiotics can often successfully treat it, but more often than not, Lyme is asymptomatic and evades diagnosis until it is a full-blown, chronic condition that requires a multi-faceted treatment plan. And the truth is, the best treatment you can find is an integrative one where you can become your own best advocate.
Dr. Greenspan’s Foundational Naturopathic Treatment Plan addresses mind, body and spirit, and includes:
- Standard protocols such as prescription and herbal antibiotics as well as probiotic care, which can be essential to long-term healing despite fears of experiencing the Herxheimer response
- Helpful reference guide for botanical, nutritional, and essential oil use along with dosages
- Detoxing and dietary changes that help get proven results
- Addressing the role biotoxins and neuro-inflammation play in the tick-borne disease process
- Therapies such as homeopathy, Chinese medicine, flower essences, immunotherapies, essential oils, intravenous nutrient therapies, yoga, massage, meditation, Qigong, and other supportive therapies.
- Therapies that dig deeper (when nothing else seems to be working) and focus on removing obstacles to healing, such as past trauma, transgenerational trauma work, negative beliefs about self, unhealthy lifestyle choices, genetics, hormone imbalance, environmental toxins, and other infections—all of which have a very real, and often overlooked, effect on recovery
- A focus on energetic healing modalities assisting patients to tune into their own intuition and internal power to heal with modalities such as Shamanism, Reiki, Bioenergetic therapies, and other topics focused on quantum healing.
Through this comprehensive approach that focuses on the whole person and the very personal ways in which the disease may affect one’s life, it’s possible to find relief and, ultimately, rise above Lyme.
“In ‘Rising Above Lyme Disease’, Naturopathic doctor Julia Greenspan provides an easy-to-understand guide and overview of classical and natural therapies for those with tick-borne illness. This book is a must read for those wanting to understand how to bridge the best of Western, Eastern and natural approaches”
Dr. Richard Horowitz, MDAuthor
St Martin’s Press 2017
“So many people are suffering from Lyme Disease. And it is oftentimes confusing to know where to begin looking for treatment options. Dr. Julia Greenspan wrote an incredible book that is so clearly written and with such compassion. Readers will find a roadmap of how to start healing from this disease that creates so many mysterious symptoms. Julia gives many different suggestions from alternative treatments to working with the classic medical model. This book has a wealth of helpful information that is so needed right now!”
Sandra Ingerman, MA
Author of 12 books including “The Book of Ceremony”
“It takes a special person to outsmart a spirochete. And a special doctor to dare enough to do it. From demystifying and untangling a dizzying array of symptoms with keen intuition, proper testing and comprehensive assessment, to her effective and ever-adaptable naturopathic treatment plan—an intelligent and bold combination of antibiotic medications, probiotics, herbal medicine, detox, cognition support and more—Julia Greenspan is that special person and doctor. I should know. I was her patient. Julia goes above and beyond in this book to address things no one else has—from dealing with the trauma of this devastating illness, to facing denial and cost, to how to present yourself and your challenges to family, co-workers, and schools. A most honest and practical guide to getting your life back.”
“It is not until one is diagnosed with Lyme disease that most discover how truly complicated and misunderstood tick-borne illness really is. This book is not only educational but inspiring, as Dr. Greenspan comes from the perspective of both a naturopathic doctor and recovered Lyme patient. She’s been through the throes of the illness and has come out on the other side, bringing with her an understanding and drive to help Lyme patients with real passion—and this shines through in “Rising Above Lyme Disease.” This book helps navigate your way through an incredibly complex illness by educating you on testing, self-advocacy, supportive therapies and the ever-important education we all need for prevention.
Laura Piazza, Co-Author “Recipes for Repair: A 10-Week Program to Combat Chronic Inflammation and Identify Food Sensitivities” https://recipesforrepair.com/
“There is so much conflicting information about treating Lyme disease that it often overwhelms and confuses patients and practitioners alike. Lyme disease not only weakens your immune system, being chronically ill wears you down and alters your thinking. We now know, through the work in psychoimmunology, that the many pathways connecting mind and body are a two-way street. If generating a positive mindset can boost your immune system as much as taking an antibiotic, shouldn’t that also be part of you Lyme protocol? Dr. Greenspan’s background as a social worker, Naturopathic Physician, and Lyme patient is the foundation for her step-by-step, holistic approach to treating chronic Lyme.
Dr. Greenspan helps you get started with the many tests required to properly diagnose Lyme and its associated pathologies, a menu of treatment strategies, and a comprehensive list of supportive activities to keep your healing spirit strong. As you create your own roadmap to heal from Lyme, Rising Above Lyme Disease, is the perfect companion.
In the absence of “magic bullet” to cure Lyme disease, successful treatment protocols must be holistic, comprehensive, and sustainable over time. This simply means patients and practitioners must identify as many roadblocks to healing as possible, remove them, and at the same time support the patient’s body, mind, spirit so she has all her endogenous healing resources activated.”
You are now faced with a choice. You can do it the hard way, and go it alone, or you can tap into Dr. Greenspan’s personal and professional experience to guide you on your healing journey. The choice is yours.”
Mackay Rippey, lymeninjaradio.com