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How Do I Restore My Gut After Antibiotics?

This post was originally published on this siteby Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 8/5/19 How do I restore my gut after antibiotics? In this video, Dr. Bill Rawls explains how antibiotics can upset the gut microbiome and trigger a host of… Continue Reading →

What are the Best Natural Remedies for Neurological Lyme?

This post was originally published on this siteby Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 7/22/19 Numbness, tingling sensations, and brain fog are some of the frustrating neurological manifestations of Lyme disease. What are the best natural remedies for neurological Lyme disease, also… Continue Reading →

Why Lyme Disease Becomes Chronic + How to Overcome It

This post was originally published on this siteBy Dr. Bill RawlsPosted 7/12/19 Why do some people develop severe, lingering Lyme disease symptoms, while others get away with mild symptoms — or no symptoms at all? That’s a question I’m often… Continue Reading →

Real Talk: The New York Times Got It Wrong on Chronic Lyme Disease

This post was originally published on this siteby Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 7/8/19 The recent New York Times article, titled “My Son Got Lyme Disease, He’s Totally Fine,” reflects the great depth of misunderstanding of this complex illness, both by… Continue Reading →

Can Lyme Disease Cause Vision Problems?

This post was originally published on this siteby Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 7/8/19 Chronic Lyme patients experience a variety of localized symptoms, but vision trouble is something we get asked about a lot. Dr. Bill Rawls explains how Borrelia and… Continue Reading →

Are Lyme Disease and Anxiety Connected?

This post was originally published on this siteby Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 6/21/19 Can Lyme disease cause anxiety? In this video, Dr. Bill Rawls explains how the stress of chronic illness impacts adrenaline levels and mood. Plus, he shares natural… Continue Reading →

Real Talk: Why Weedkiller in Your Cereal is Truly Scary

This post was originally published on this siteby Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 6/20/19 A new study commissioned by the Environmental Working Group discovered too-high levels of glyphosate — a known carcinogen found in the weedkiller, Roundup® — in 21 oat-based… Continue Reading →

What Are the Best Natural Remedies for Stress?

This post was originally published on this siteby Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 6/17/19 What are the best natural remedies for stress? Dr. Bill Rawls explains the impact of modern-day stress on our fight-or-flight response, and shares herbs that can help… Continue Reading →

Lyme Disease

This post was originally published on this site  Updated: 6/5/2019 Page Navigation: Overview & History How Lyme Disease Infections Work Testing & Diagnosis Acute Lyme, Symptoms, Treatment Chronic Lyme, Symptoms, Treatment Are Antibiotics the Answer for Chronic Lyme? A Natural… Continue Reading →

Can I Take Herbs While I’m On Antibiotics?

This post was originally published on this siteby Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 6/3/19 In this video, Dr. Bill Rawls tackles one of the most common questions he gets asked: Can I take herbs while I’m on antibiotics? He explains the… Continue Reading →

What You Need to Know About Terpenes, CBD Oil, and the Entourage Effect

This post was originally published on this siteby Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 6/12/19 Terpenes, the natural compounds in plants that give them their scents and flavors, may hold the key to maximizing the health benefits of full-spectrum cannabidiol or CBD… Continue Reading →

Mythbusting Lyme Disease [Webinar Replay]

This post was originally published on this siteThe Real Truth About Causes, Symptoms, Testing, and Treatment with Lyme Disease. The Mythbusting Lyme Disease webinar originally aired on May 8th as part of our #LiveLearnLyme initiative in honor of Lyme Disease… Continue Reading →

Will CBD Make You Fail a Drug Test?

This post was originally published on this siteby Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 5/20/19 Will CBD make you fail a drug test? Dr. Bill Rawls explains how testing for cannabis works, plus how to ensure that CBD from hemp does not… Continue Reading →

What’s the Best Diet for IBS?

This post was originally published on this siteby Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 5/6/19 What’s the best way to eat to help ease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Dr. Bill Rawls explains that the root cause of IBS is often… Continue Reading →

Answers to the 10 Lyme Questions I Get Asked Most

This post was originally published on this siteby Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 5/1/19 Experiencing debilitating symptoms day after day without finding satisfactory solutions and answers to your many questions is one of the most frustrating parts of dealing with Lyme… Continue Reading →

What’s the Difference Between CBD and THC?

This post was originally published on this siteby Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 4/15/19 What’s the difference between CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) from the cannabis plant? For starters, THC causes a euphoric feeling, while CBD does not. Join Dr. Bill… Continue Reading →

What’s the Best Diet for Leaky Gut?

This post was originally published on this siteby Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 3/25/19 What’s the best diet for leaky gut syndrome? Dr. Bill Rawls explains why the average American diet can be so problematic for the digestive tract, plus he… Continue Reading →

Dr. Rawls’ Complete Guide to Lyme Disease and Coinfection Tests

This post was originally published on this siteThis is an amended excerpt taken from Dr. Rawls’ best-selling book Unlocking Lyme. This installment focuses on how reliable diagnostic testing is for Lyme disease and Lyme coinfections. by Dr. Bill Rawls Last… Continue Reading →

How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?

This post was originally published on this siteby Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 4/1/19 Confused about how much CBD oil you should take to experience benefits like pain reduction, improved sleep, increased tolerance to stress, and more? You’re not alone. Below,… Continue Reading →

What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

This post was originally published on this siteby Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 3/25/19 What causes irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Dr. Bill Rawls explains how the foods we eat, along with factors like stress, disrupt our gut microbiome and lead to… Continue Reading →

Sick and Tired? Natural Solutions for Sleepless Nights

by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 2/22/19 Desperately needing and wanting to fall asleep but not being able to let go of conscious awareness is a frustrating experience. Tossing and turning, you wrestle with churning thoughts into the night. Every hour… Continue Reading →

Behind the Opioid Epidemic: The Real Cause + Natural Solutions

by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 1/30/19 Using opioids to treat chronic pain doesn’t work — and it can make the pain worse. Dr. Bill Rawls explains why, plus shares safer, natural solutions for easing chronic pain such as CBD (cannabidiol… Continue Reading →

How to Manage Viral Reactivation: Epstein-Barr, CMV + More

by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 1/25/19 Though we tend to think about viruses only when sniffles or a cough slow us down, they are much more a part of everyday life than many would ever imagine. Viruses are ubiquitous in… Continue Reading →

The Lyme + Chlamydia Connection: What You Should Know

by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 1/18/19 If you’ve ever contended with chlamydia — and many of us have, considering an estimated 2.86 million Americans contract an infection each year — you likely treated it with antibiotics and considered it cured…. Continue Reading →

4 Heat Remedies for Chronic Illness & Pain

by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 1/3/19 When you’re dealing with a chronic illness like Lyme disease or fibromyalgia that comes with stubborn pain, you need as many tools at your disposal as possible to manage symptoms. With a range of… Continue Reading →

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