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7 Steps to Prevent Lyme + Other Tick-Borne Diseases

This post was originally published on this siteby Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 4/17/19 Each year, as summer approaches, a specific image circulates across social media platforms to serve as a warning to people to be on the lookout for ticks… Continue Reading →

When Lyme Hurts Your Heart: Warning Signs + Solutions

by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 3/8/19 Ryan Stewart, a speech-language pathologist (SLP) in Virginia, developed a strange set of symptoms in 2009 that baffled one doctor after another. Included among those symptoms were a racing heartbeat following minimal physical exertion,… Continue Reading →

How to Exercise with Chronic Illness (And When You Shouldn’t)

by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio, OTR/L Posted 2/7/19 If you have a chronic illness that’s characterized by a slew of mysterious symptoms like fatigue and pain (Lyme, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia), you’ve probably been told by some medical expert that… Continue Reading →

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: Triggers, Symptoms & How to Cope

by Jenny Buttaccio Posted 12/26/18 If you spend any amount of time in online Lyme disease forums, support groups, or other gatherings of Lyme patients, you’ll most definitely hear people talking about Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). The conversation tends… Continue Reading →

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