Mind Body Green

Published on February 18, 2014: 5 Signs That You Have An Undiagnosed Food Allergy Or Sensitivity

Patients with Lyme disease and associated co-infections often come in with GI complaints. They may have several overlapping etiologies which are responsible for these symptoms. I just posted a new blog on Mind Body Green on five signs that you have an undiagnosed food allergy or sensitivity. Chapters 15 and 16 in my book on Lyme and allergies, and Lyme and gastrointestinal health discusses this approach in detail.

Psychology Today

Published on February 8, 2014 by Richard Horowitz, MD in Why Can’t I Get Better?

A newly published scientific study showed that tetracycline antibiotics have been shown to be effective in schizophrenia, yet infections were not mentioned as a possible contributing etiology. I discuss in Psychology Today the protean psychological/psychiatric manifestations of Lyme and co-infections, and how they can mimic a broad range of psychiatric conditions.

Psychology Today

Published on February 1, 2014 by Richard Horowitz, MD in Why Can’t I Get Better?

I posted the second of a two part series on meditation on Psychology Today. It discusses insight meditation and how to use this technique to help with difficult emotions that often arise in dealing with chronic illness. I hope this of benefit to you.
Mind Body Green

I just did a blog for MindBodyGreen. It discusses six clinical signs that indicate when your aches and pains could be due to Lyme disease. Please consider sharing this with your friends and family to educate them about the signs and symptoms of Lyme and tick-borne disorders. This may help them to avoid the kind of suffering that I hear from patients every day, who oftentimes have gone to multiple health care providers without finding an answer for their symptoms.

Psychology Today

Meditation and Mindfulness: Part I, Calm Abiding Meditation

Mindfulness based meditation techniques help with anxiety and depression

Published on January 26, 2014 by Richard Horowitz, MD in Why Can’t I Get Better?

Over the years, I have found that the pain and suffering associated with Lyme disease and tick-borne disorders not only manifest as physical symptoms, but have a strong emotional component. 

Psychology Today

Are ADHD and Dementia Preventable Diseases?
Environmental chemicals adversely impact mental and physical health

Published on December 28, 2013 by Richard Horowitz, MD in Why Can't I Get Better?

ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and dementia all share one common denominator in the scientific literature: they can all be triggered by exposure to environmental toxins.
Psychology Today

Are Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms due to Lyme Disease?

Tick-borne disorders often mimic chronic pain syndromes

Published on December 15, 2013 by Richard Horowitz, MD in Why Can’t I Get Better?

Lyme disease is the number one vector borne spreading epidemic worldwide, and mimics common diseases such as Fibromyalgia (FM), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (myalgic encephalomyelitis), autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and MS, as well as psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety.
Psychology Today

Psychobiotics for the Psyche
Intestinal bacteria play an important role in brain health

Published on December 7, 2013 by Richard Horowitz, MD in Why Can’t I Get Better?

Intestinal bacteria play an important role in brain health.  Manipulating the microbiome of the gut provides us with new therapeutic possibilities in medicine....

Psychology Today

Are My Anxiety and Depression Due to Lyme Disease

Tick-borne illnesses imitate common disorders and worsen psychological symptoms.

Published on November 30, 2013 by Richard Horowitz, MD in Why Can’t I Get Better?
Lyme disease is known as “the great imitator” and is now spreading worldwide in epidemic proportions, mimicking every known medical condition seen in a doctor’s office. ....

New York Times

Room for debate - Deconstructing Lyme Disease: Focus on the Co-infections, Dr. Richard Horowitz

Published on August 11, 2013

Over the last few months the news media has begun covering what many doctors already knew: there are two newly discovered pathogens transmitted by ticks that endanger our health...