Episode 127: Will COVID-19 Bring Recognition to Lyme Disease Diagnosis and Treatment?

Dr. Drew Sinatra

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Dr. Drew Sinatra for a discussion of the similarities between COVID-19 and Lyme disease. Both COVID and Lyme can have significant post-illness repercussions that can cause systemic inflammation. How well and quickly a person recovers lies in the individual’s nutritional state, gut health, stress levels and prior chronic health issues.

Dr. Drew Sinatra is a board-certified and California-licensed practicing naturopathic doctor who holds a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University, America’s top naturopathic and integrative medical school.

As a self-described “health detective,” he works with patients on “health care” rather than “disease care” at his practice, the CLEAR Center of Health, in Northern California. As one of the country’s leading naturopathic physicians, Sinatra’s areas of expertise include digestive disorders, autoimmune disease, hormonal balance, fatigue, mold and mycotoxin illness and complex chronic disease.

Sinatra is a member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, American College of Nutrition and American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He is an author, speaker and adviser for the research and development of clean and plant-based nutritional supplements with Healthy Directions.

Recent articles on this topic by Sinatra can be found here.

To learn more about Sinatra, check his website.

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Has anything changed with Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment since the arrival of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)?
What are the different signs that someone is suffering from Lyme disease, COVID-19, and/or mold/mycotoxin illness?
Will the development of post COVID-19 syndrome lead to more understanding and recognition about Chronic Lyme disease?
Age groups more affected and reason why?
Why are bull’s eye rash not always seen?
Testing value?
Length of treatment? Consequences of antibiotics?
Principles of gut health
Principles of immune support
Principles of detoxification support
Focus on emotional support and health