My Chronic Lyme Disease Journey
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 7/22/22 Likely, you have come to this page in hopes of sorting out some of the confusion surrounding Lyme disease. There is so much controversy around this disease because most doctors [...]
Boiling Point: The Lyme + Fibromyalgia + Chronic Fatigue Connection
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 6/24/22 The misery of chronic illness is very real. But if you’re the one who’s suffering, you know that those around you typically can’t see it or understand it — not [...]
How to Avoid Tick Bites + the Most Effective Tick Repellents for Lyme Season
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 5/9/23 It’s tick season again! And with the weather warming, vegetated areas are literally crawling [...]
How Are Lyme, Mast Cell, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Related?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 3/15/23 Cellular stress and disruptions of immune system functions are chief instigators of overlapping conditions [...]
How to Cope with Depression and Anxiety When You Have Lyme
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Updated 3/15/23 (Content Notice: Please be advised this article contains content about suicide. If you’re contemplating [...]
What Are Your Top 2023 Herbs for Lyme?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 3/10/23 Not sure which herbs can help you manage Lyme disease lingering symptoms? Here, Dr. [...]
Is the CD 57 Test a Reliable Marker for Lyme Disease?
by Stephanie Eckelkamp Posted 3/8/23 The Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium that causes Lyme disease is a master at laying low, burrowing [...]
How Can I Tell if I Have Reactivated Epstein-Barr?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 2/16/23 Could Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) be contributing to your symptoms? Listen to what Dr. Rawls [...]
4 Steps Every Lyme Patient Should Take to Protect Their Heart
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Updated 2/15/23 Heart symptoms are a serious concern for people with chronic Lyme disease — and [...]
Dr. Rawls’ Complete Guide to Lyme Disease and Coinfection Tests
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 1/17/23 This is a newly updated excerpt taken from Dr. Rawls’ bestselling book Unlocking Lyme. [...]
What is the Connection Between Lyme and COVID?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 1/18/23 Research on long COVID and why symptoms continue to persist emerges on almost a [...]
Are Parasites Making You Sick? Here’s Everything You Need to Know If You Have Lyme
by Stephanie Eckelkamp Posted 1/5/22 Chances are you've heard someone boast the benefits — or even the necessity — of [...]
Do I Need to Do Separate Treatments for Mold and Lyme?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 1/5/22 When dealing with a combination of mold and Lyme disease, it can be difficult [...]
Can You Wipe Lyme Totally Out of Your System?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 12/22/22 The concept of eradicating borrelia from the body once and for all probably sounds [...]
Lyme + Healing: Could These 5 Habits Be Negatively Impacting Your Recovery?
by Stephanie Eckelkamp Updated 12/22/22 Recovering from Lyme disease or any chronic illness is rarely straightforward. What works for someone [...]
Are Pulsed Antibiotics Helpful for Lyme?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 12/9/22 There’s little doubt that it takes time and patience to overcome persistent Lyme disease. [...]
Lyme + Constipation: Why It’s So Common & How To Get Things Moving
by Stephanie Eckelkamp Updated 12/8/22 If you’ve been spending marathon straining sessions in the bathroom with subpar results, that’s definitely [...]
Are Brain Retraining Programs Worth the Money?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 11/23/22 It’s hard to scroll through social media or online support groups and not see [...]
7 Organizations That Help You Pay for Lyme Treatment & Testing
by Stephanie Eckelkamp Updated 11/22/22 We’ll get right to the point: Unless you have one of those “ideal” cases of [...]
What is The Brain Fog-Dementia Connection?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 11/11/22 If you have brain fog, you might be concerned that your symptoms could be [...]
STARI: The Southern Tick-Borne Illness That Can Mimic Lyme Disease
by Stephanie Eckelkamp Updated 10/27/22 There’s a false narrative that tick-borne diseases aren’t much of a problem in southern states, [...]
Why is Brain Fog a Common Symptom of Long COVID?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 10/27/22 Brain fog is becoming an increasingly common complaint from people dealing with Long COVID? [...]
Can You Trust Your CBD Oil? CBD Testing Results May Surprise You
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 11/11/22 Cannabidiol or CBD oil has exploded in popularity as a health supplement, and for [...]
How Can I Gauge If a Therapy Will Be Helpful?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 10/12/22 With so many choices to manage Lyme disease — many of them expensive — [...]
Lyme Disease in Children: How to Navigate Symptoms, Testing, and Treatment
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Updated 10/6/22 “It was all very scary,” says Dorothy Leland, recalling the months leading up to [...]
Do Collagen Supplements Feed Lyme?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 9/30/22 From grocery stores to general merchandise and online retailers, collagen supplements are everywhere! But [...]
Detoxing for Lyme: An Easy 5-Week Guide To Long-Term Health
by Stephanie Eckelkamp Posted 9/28/22 The idea of detoxing may be somewhat controversial (especially since many of those popular detox [...]
How Long Must a Tick Be Attached to Contract Lyme?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 9/16/22 How long a tick must be attached to a person to contract Lyme disease [...]
How to Calm the Nervous System During Lyme Treatment
by Stephanie Eckelkamp Posted 9/15/22 Feeling frazzled, irritable, low in energy, or unable to get a good night’s rest often [...]
Can Lyme Cause Connective Tissue Disorders?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 9/2/22 Lyme disease and connective tissue disorders is a more common combination than many people [...]
Chronic Illness + Your Circadian Rhythm: Here’s How to Get It Back on Track
by Stephanie Eckelkamp Posted 8/31/22 Chronic illnesses such as Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome), and even long [...]
What are Your Top Herbs for Lyme?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 8/19/22 Interested in herbal therapy for Lyme? Knowing where to begin can feel like you’re [...]
Lyme + Herxheimer Reactions: Your Guide To Feeling Good Again
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 8/18/22 It’s one of life’s cruel chronic illness jokes: You discover a new therapy for [...]
Why Does My Energy Take a Dip in the Afternoon?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 8/5/22 Feeling sluggish or sleepy in the afternoons? Listen as Dr. Rawls explains the reasons [...]
9 Vet-Approved Strategies to Protect Your Pets from Lyme Disease
by Stephanie Eckelkamp Posted 8/3/22 If you have a pet that spends any time outdoors — regardless of where you [...]
My Chronic Lyme Disease Journey
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 7/22/22 Likely, you have come to this page in hopes of sorting out some of [...]
Is Fish or Krill Oil Better for Your Heart Health?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 7/22/22 There’s little doubt that omega-3 fatty acids are good for your heart and overall [...]
Lyme, the Microbiome, & Your Brain: What’s The Connection?
by Stephanie Eckelkamp Posted 7/21/22 Lyme disease is known to cause a range of neurological, cognitive, and emotional symptoms in [...]
How Often Do You Need to Test for Lyme and Coinfections When You’re Treating?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 7/8/22 Frequent testing for Lyme disease and coinfections may not always be helpful to your [...]
Should You Worry about Powassan Virus? Here’s What You Need to Know
by Stephanie Eckelkamp Posted 7/7/22 Lyme disease is the most prevalent tick-borne disease in the U.S. and rightfully gets the [...]
Methylation + Lyme Disease Recovery: How to Support This Vital Cellular Process
by Stephanie Eckelkamp Posted 6/24/22 What’s the secret to healing from just about any chronic health condition? Optimizing cellular health: [...]
Boiling Point: The Lyme + Fibromyalgia + Chronic Fatigue Connection
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 6/24/22 The misery of chronic illness is very real. But if you’re the one who’s [...]
Can Bartonella Cause Cardiac Symptoms?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 6/23/22 Bartonella can contribute to cardiac symptoms in people with Lyme and coinfections. Listen as [...]
Can Kombucha Help Combat Lyme?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 6/10/22 Can the latest beverage craze play a role in helping you get your health [...]
Asian Longhorned Ticks: Where They Came From + How to Spot Them
by Jenny Menzel, H.C. Posted 6/7/22 Every spring heralds a new tick season here in the US, along with the [...]
Is It Better to Use Herbs and Antibiotics Together?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 5/27/22 Navigating the world of herbs and antibiotics can be tricky. Watch what Dr. Rawls [...]
Lyme + Autophagy: A New Way Forward for Those with Chronic Symptoms?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 5/27/22 Note: The topics addressed in this article present a glimpse into the broader scope [...]
Does Lyme Affect the Hypothalamus?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 5/13/22 Neurological symptoms are one of the most debilitating aspects of chronic Lyme disease, and [...]
What Are the Top Herbs to Get for Joint Pain with Limited Funds?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 4/29/22 There’s no doubt that treatment for chronic Lyme disease can really add up, especially [...]
The Heartland Virus: How to Prevent, Diagnose, and Treat This Tick-Borne Illness
by Jenny Menzel, H.C. Posted 4/28/22 Ticks and Lyme disease have become almost synonymous with each other, and rightfully so. [...]
Lyme + Probiotics: Should You Be Taking Them?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 4/15/22 Most people with chronic illnesses like chronic Lyme disease have had a healthcare provider [...]
Leaky Gut Syndrome: Modern Causes + Natural Solutions to Overcome It
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 4/11/22 One of the biggest roadblocks to feeling your absolute best is restoring good digestive [...]
The Lyme + POTS Connection: Symptoms, Diagnosis + Strategies to Feel Better
By Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Updated 3/30/22 A racing heart, dizziness upon standing, fatigue, nausea, inability to focus. These are some [...]
Can Lyme Cause Depression, Anxiety, or Insomnia?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 4/1/22 Nearly everyone with Lyme disease will experience bouts of depression, anxiety, or insomnia at [...]
Should I Test for Mycoplasma if I Think I Have It?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 3/18/22 Mycoplasma is a common Lyme disease coinfection, and it's the smallest of all known [...]
Lyme + Headaches: Natural Relief for the 5 Most Common Causes
by Jenny Menzel, H.C. Posted 3/17/22 Take a look at just about every ailment in medical literature, and there's a [...]
Can You Reverse Lyme Symptoms?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 3/4/22 Lyme recovery stories can sometimes seem few and far between, but people do get [...]
Does Lyme Impair Memory? 6 Restorative Solutions to Help Get Your Brain Back on Track
by Jenny Menzel Updated 3/3/22 Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten the very reason you went there [...]
Should You Take Collagen to Replenish Your Natural Supply?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 2/18/22 Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, providing structure and support for [...]
Neurological Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know + Natural Solutions for Recovery
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 2/17/22 Lyme disease can manifest in a seemingly endless number of ways. While the spectrum [...]
Will We Ever Cure Chronic or Neurological Lyme?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 2/4/22 Chronic and neurological symptoms of Lyme disease can be downright debilitating. Is it truly [...]
Lyme + COVID: Your Top 5 Questions Answered By Dr. Bill Rawls
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 2/4/22 NOTE: Please consult with your healthcare provider if you have questions about whether the [...]
Can Lyme Disease Affect the Eyes?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 1/21/22 Visual symptoms can be alarming to deal with for many people with Lyme disease. [...]
(Video) Lyme & Mold-Related Illness: Who’s at Risk and What You Can Do About It
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 1/20/22 Mold and mycotoxin exposure can be detrimental to your health, and it could play [...]
Do Certain Foods Aggravate Brain Fog?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 1/7/22 Brain fog is a common symptom experienced by people who have Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, [...]
New Beginnings: How Nicole Williams Overcame Lyme and Began a Journey to Start a Family [#MeAgain]
Interview by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 1/6/22 Born and raised in Southern California, ticks weren’t on Nicole Williams’ radar while [...]
Interstitial Cystitis and Lyme Disease: What’s the Connection?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 1/4/22 Early in my career practicing OBGYN, I became aware of a subset of patients [...]
What Is The Best Treatment for Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 12/22/21 Chronic Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) often seems to go hand in hand with Lyme disease [...]
Epstein-Barr Virus: A Key Player in Chronic Illness
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 12/21/21 Are you experiencing symptoms of tiredness, achiness, sore throat, and possibly swollen lymph nodes, [...]
Is It Common for People with Chronic Lyme to Have Tinnitus?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 12/10/21 Ringing in the ears, also known as tinnitus, can be a frustrating symptom of [...]
Taking Control: How Tiara Smith is Healing Herself from Lyme Naturally [#MeAgain]
Interview by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 11/23/21 27-year-old Tiara Smith of Olathe, Kansas, had always been an avid hiker and [...]
How Do I Tell My Doctor I Have Chronic Lyme and Be Taken Seriously?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 11/24/21 Navigating chronic Lyme disease is difficult no matter what, but those challenges can be [...]
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: Triggers, Symptoms & How to Cope
by Jenny Buttaccio Updated 11/9/21 If you spend time in online Lyme disease forums, support groups, or other gatherings of [...]
How Do Histamines Relate to Gut Health?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 11/11/21 An exaggerated histamine response can lead to a host of troubling allergy-type symptoms, especially [...]
Natural Restorative Therapies for a Happy, Healthy Gut
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 10/28/21 I recently read a startling statistic that less than a third of people with [...]
Will Treating My Gut Flora Put Lyme + Coinfections into Remission?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 10/29/21 Often, irritating gut symptoms seem to be part and parcel with Lyme disease. So [...]
How to Get Unstuck with the Lyme Recovery Roadmap
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 10/15/21 During your Lyme disease recovery, it’s not unusual to find yourself stuck from time [...]
Mold, Heavy Metals, and Lyme — Which One do I Treat First?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 10/14/21 If you’ve been diagnosed with mold, heavy metal toxicity, and Lyme disease, you might [...]
Fibromyalgia and Food Sensitivities: What’s the Connection?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 9/30/21 Most everyone has an allergy to something — mine is to shrimp. If I [...]
Can Low-Dose Naltrexone or Gabapentin Improve Sleep?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 10/1/21 If you experience the symptoms of poor sleep or sleeplessness that often accompany people [...]
[#MeAgain] From Crippling Pain to Living Life: Trish Laube’s Battle With Lyme
By Lindsey Shaffer Posted 9/29/21 “At the beginning, I had crippling pain. My joints were so bad that I couldn’t [...]
Should I Take Different Herbs for Each Coinfection?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 9/17/21 Understanding which herbs to take for each coinfection can be a daunting task. Luckily, [...]
Break Free from Fibromyalgia Naturally: Dr. Bill Rawls’ 6-Step Protocol
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 9/15/21 It’s difficult to truly understand the all-consuming fatigue and pain of fibromyalgia, which is [...]
What are the Best Herbs for Sleep Disturbances?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 9/3/21 Can herbs really help you get a better night’s sleep? Dr. Bill Rawls weighs [...]
How to Exercise with Chronic Illness (And When You Shouldn’t)
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio, OTR/L Updated 8/17/21 If you have a chronic illness that’s characterized by a slew of mysterious [...]
What’s a Good Way to Deal with Joint Pain without Prescriptions?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 8/20/21 There’s no doubt that joint pain can really put a damper on your daily [...]
Get Tick-Ready: How to Create an Outdoor Tick Kit
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Updated 8/06/21 With summer in full swing, news articles and reports abound with almost daily warnings [...]
What about Kids and Lyme Disease?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 8/5/21 Watching a child struggle with symptoms of Lyme disease is heartbreaking for parents, and [...]
Mold + Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS): What is It + Ways to Get Relief
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Updated 7/20/21 If your recovery from Lyme disease has been fraught with many twists and turns [...]
How I Overcame My Fear of Ticks After Chronic Lyme and Got Outside Again
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 6/25/21 Considering that my life was totally disrupted by chronic Lyme disease for more than [...]
[#MeAgain] Age is Just a Number: How Elissa MacLachlan Reclaimed Her Health from Lyme in Her Golden Years
By Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 6/22/21 79-year-old Elissa MacLachlan of Bend, Oregon had always maintained an active lifestyle: She raised [...]
[Real Talk] Is There a Lyme Disease + Dementia Link? Here’s What Emerging Research Says
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 6/8/21 A new case report in the journal Frontiers in Neurology may shed light on [...]
Lyme Coinfection Comparisons Charts: What Your Symptoms Could Be Telling You
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio and Mark Casey Posted 5/14/21 One of the most challenging aspects of reclaiming your health from [...]
[#MeAgain Moment] Outthinking Lyme: How Linda Mahoney Focused on the Positive to Fuel Her Lyme Recovery
By Carin Gorrell Posted 4/28/21 It was May of 2017 when Linda Mahoney found the tick. It was hidden in [...]
[Real Talk] New Johns Hopkins In Vitro Study: 5 Herbs that Can Kill Babesia
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 4/25/21 Babesia, a malaria-like parasite and protozoan, is spread primarily to humans through tick bites. [...]
Lyme Disease + Mental Health: Ways to Improve It from a Lyme-Literate Therapist
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Updated 4/15/21 Since she was a child, Kerry J. Heckman, LICSW, Clinical Social Worker, has dealt [...]
Lyme Disease + Biofilms: What You Need to Know
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 3/30/21 If you’ve tried everything to get well to no avail, chances are you’re feeling [...]
How to Ease Lyme Symptoms with Endorphins, Naturally (No Exercise Needed)
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 2/15/21 You’re probably most familiar with endorphins as they relate to the so-called “runner’s high,” [...]
Lyme + Food Sensitivities: Natural Solutions for Nausea, Stomach Pain, Bloating and More
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 2/3/21 Ever experience gastrointestinal (GI) issues like bloating or cramping after you’ve eaten something? Do [...]
Lyme Bacteria Virulence: What You Must Know About Borrelia
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 1/19/21 To truly understand Lyme disease, you must understand the nature of microbes. This article [...]
How to Overcome a Lyme Treatment Plateau: 4 Steps to Jumpstart Your Recovery
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 1/5/2021 Regardless of whether you’ve been treating chronic Lyme disease for a few months or [...]
Lyme + Morgellons Disease: The Growing Connection
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 12/21/2020 On the surface, it has all the makings of a medical drama episode on [...]
[Real Talk] The “Long COVID” Mystery: Who’s At Risk and Why, Plus Science-Backed Solutions
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 12/17/20 Subscribe to our Facebook and YouTube to get updates when new episodes are [...]
Mycoplasma: The #1 Lyme Coinfection + How to Outsmart It
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 12/9/20 Mycoplasma is the stealthiest of all stealth microbes. It may be a major player [...]
Understanding Borrelia: Symptoms, Testing & Treatment for the Primary Lyme Bacteria
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 11/25/2020 In 1975, a mysterious illness causing arthritis in children showed up in Lyme, Connecticut [...]
How to Regain Your Memory and Brainpower After Lyme
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 11/12/2020 See if these types of scenarios sound familiar to you: You attempt to read [...]
[Real Talk] Lyme Disease + Cancer: Does Borrelia Increase Your Cancer Risk?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 11/5/20 As to the question of, are microbes associated with cancer, the answer is a [...]
[#MeAgain] Sprinting Toward Health: How Brad Riegg Hit the Ground Running Again After Lyme
By Carin Gorrell Posted 10/28/20 Like many people struggling with chronic Lyme disease, Brad Riegg felt perfectly fine — strong, [...]
Understanding Bartonella: Symptoms, Testing, and Treatment
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 10/27/2020 Bartonella bacteria are gram-negative, meaning they have a double cell wall that’s like [...]
How to Ease Chronic Myofascial Pain
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 10/13/20 Chronic pain can be a brutal symptom that significantly limits the ability to complete [...]
The Future of Lyme Treatment: Inside the LymeMIND Conference
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 10/1/20 Keeping tabs on people with Lyme disease has always been tricky. The reasons are [...]
New Study: The Hidden Ways Microbes Control Tick Behavior
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 9/17/20 We’ve heard a lot of late about an increase in Lyme disease cases, but [...]
6 Natural Adrenal Fatigue Solutions: How to Overcome Burnout Gently & Restore Your Energy
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 9/4/20 See if these scenarios strike a chord with you: Your morning alarm goes off, [...]
Natural SIBO Solutions for Lyme Patients: How to Overcome This Painful Gut Problem
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 8/21/20 Does your belly feel bloated more often than not? Is abdominal pain disrupting your [...]
Is It Lyme or Hypothyroidism? Why They’re Connected + How to Overcome Both
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 8/5/20 It’s not uncommon for Lyme patients to experience dysfunction of the thyroid gland while [...]
The Lyme Disease + Vagus Nerve Connection
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 7/22/20 Take a moment to consider: How often does your intuition play a role in [...]
Lyme Arthritis: How to Ease and Prevent Joint Pain and Swelling
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 6/24/20 Painful joints and swollen knees have remained a common manifestation of Lyme disease since [...]
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Can Be Deadly: How to Prevent, Diagnose, and Treat the Tick-Borne Disease
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 6/11/20 When it comes to tick-borne diseases (TBD), there are several other infections with the [...]
Lyme and Neuropathy: How to Ease Nerve Pain, Tingling, and Weakness
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 5/28/20 Lyme disease can affect several systems of the body — the brain, nervous system, [...]
Lyme Disease + Cytokine Storms: How to Quiet the Storm to Ease Lyme Symptoms
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 5/15/20 As COVID-19 continues to dominate news cycles, each day seems to bring about emerging [...]
How to Begin a New Natural Lyme Protocol: Your Top Questions Answered
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 5/1/20 Anyone beginning a new herbal protocol for Lyme disease is bound to have questions. [...]
How to Improve Your Microbiome to Boost Immunity, Gut Health, Mood & More
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 4/17/20 “The collection of microbes in the human body, called the microbiome, is more extensive, [...]
[Real Talk] Coronavirus + Elderberry: What You Should Know
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 4/3/20 As coronavirus cases continue to climb, many people are turning to elderberry syrup for [...]
Lyme and Mold: A Practical Guide to Protecting Yourself at Home
by Jennifer Shea Posted 3/30/20 Mold can be a year-round problem, but early spring is the unofficial beginning of “mold [...]
6 Cost-Effective Ways to Boost Your Immune System
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 3/17/20 There’s little doubt that those of us with persistent symptoms of Lyme disease or [...]
[Real Talk] New Johns Hopkins Study: 7 Herbs Can Kill Lyme Bacteria
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 3/11/20 A new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health discovered [...]
Lymph Detox for Lyme Disease: How to Cleanse Your Lymphatic System
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 3/5/20 If you’ve dealt with Lyme disease for any length of time, you’re already aware [...]
How to Overcome Lyme Brain: Causes and Solutions
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 2/17/20 Forgetful. Zoned out. Unable to concentrate. These are just a few ways people describe [...]
How to Make Cooking with a Chronic Illness Easier
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 2/6/20 Getting a nutritious, well-balanced meal on the table three times a day for yourself, [...]
[Real Talk] Behind the Latest Major Supplement Recall: What You Should Know
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 1/30/20 Recently, the FDA forced the recall of more than 1,200 supplements from the manufacturing [...]
6 Traits to Look for in a Therapist When You Have Chronic Lyme
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 1/23/20 There are times when the mental weight of dealing with chronic Lyme disease becomes [...]
The Best Health Trends of 2020 for the Chronically Ill
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 1/8/20 Every year has a few big health trends it can claim, and 2019 is [...]
How to Work with a Doctor Who’s Not Lyme Literate
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 12/24/19 Though the prevalence of Lyme disease is rapidly growing, it remains a lesser known [...]
This Chronic Life Featuring: Christina Kovacs (aka Lady of Lyme)
Real and inspiring voices of the chronic illness community By Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 12/13/19 In 2006, Christina Kovacs graduated [...]
The Best Natural Remedies for Chronic Inflammation and Illness
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 12/10/19 Inflammation gets a bad rap, but its role as a natural healing process in [...]
Can Lyme Symptoms Come Back?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 11/30/19 In short, yes, symptoms of Lyme disease can come back after remission, but you [...]
Celebrate the Small Things This Holiday Season
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 11/28/19 Here at RawlsMD, we know that the holiday season can be physically and emotionally [...]
Understanding Babesia: Symptoms, Testing, and Treatment for this Common Lyme Coinfection
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 11/26/19 Babesia is spread primarily by ticks, and so perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s a relatively common [...]
What is the Best Anti-Inflammatory Diet?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 11/16/19 Eating the right foods (and avoiding the wrong ones) can be one of the [...]
The Best Ways to Lyme Detox on a Budget
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Updated 11/12/19 When people step into the world of chronic Lyme disease treatment, they’ll see the [...]
[Real Talk] Flu Shots + Chronic Lyme: What You Should Know
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 11/11/19 Chronic Lyme disease patients often worry about the dangers of getting a flu vaccine [...]
What is the Best Treatment for Lyme Carditis?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 11/2/19 There are times when your body gives you warning signs that shouldn’t be ignored. [...]
[#MeAgain] Escaping the Diagnosis Merry-Go-Round: How Jennifer Casstevens Got on the Right Path to Lyme Recovery
By Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 10/30/19 “I know the exact date it happened,” says Jennifer Casstevens, a mother of two [...]
How Long Does it Take CBD to Work?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 10/19/19 How long does it take CBD to work? Ultimately, that depends on each person [...]
This Chronic Life: Meet Nicki Nysven
Real and inspiring voices of the chronic illness community By Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 10/17/19 (Content Notice: Please be aware [...]
How to Beat Fatigue and Boost Energy with Herbs
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 10/16/19 Feeling energized when you’re awake should be a normal state. But fatigue is one [...]
Why is There No Lyme Disease Vaccine?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 10/5/19 Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne illness in the United States, so a [...]
[Real Talk] Being “Floxed” by Antibiotics is Especially Risky to Lyme Patients
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 10/3/19 A new study links Cipro, Levaquin, and other antibiotics in the fluoroquinolone family to [...]
What’s the Difference Between a Herxheimer Reaction and a Lyme Flare-Up?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 9/23/19 We’ve all been there: One moment you’re following a treatment protocol and all seems [...]
Cannabinoids + the Entourage Effect: How to Get the Most Out of Your CBD Oil
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 10/1/19 By now you’ve likely heard about, seen, and/or tried CBD (cannabidiol), a type of [...]
This Chronic Life: Meet Amy B. Scher
Real and inspiring stories voices of the chronic illness community By Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Image Credit: Tatiana Scher Photography Posted [...]
[#MeAgain] Making Up for Lost Time: How Nicole Miles Got Her Life Back After Lyme
By Carin Gorrell Posted 9/6/19 “I think my immune system fell apart when I was having kids,” says Nicole Miles, [...]
Real Talk: The “New” IDSA Lyme Guidelines Are a Total Letdown
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 8/29/19 The new draft guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease from [...]
This Chronic Life: Meet Miss Diagnoses
Real and inspiring stories voices of the chronic illness community By Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 8/23/19 Her illustrations and comics [...]
How to Save Money on Lyme Disease Treatment
By Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 8/20/19 One of the most common questions we get asked is: How can I save [...]
Alpha-Gal Syndrome: How to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent the Tick-Borne Red Meat Allergy
By Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 8/6/19 Jennifer Burton lives in a subdivision in Northwest Arkansas on more than two acres [...]
How Do I Restore My Gut After Antibiotics?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 8/5/19 How do I restore my gut after antibiotics? In this video, Dr. Bill Rawls [...]
What are the Best Natural Remedies for Neurological Lyme?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 7/22/19 Numbness, tingling sensations, and brain fog are some of the frustrating neurological manifestations of [...]
Why Lyme Disease Becomes Chronic + Natural Ways to Overcome It
By Dr. Bill RawlsPosted 7/12/19 Why do some people develop severe, lingering Lyme disease symptoms, while others get away with [...]
Real Talk: The New York Times Got It Wrong on Chronic Lyme Disease
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 7/8/19 The recent New York Times article, titled “My Son Got Lyme Disease, He’s Totally [...]
Can Lyme Disease Cause Vision Problems?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 7/8/19 Chronic Lyme patients experience a variety of localized symptoms, but vision trouble is something [...]
How to Deal with Lyme Skeptics and Get the Support You Need
by Jenny Lelwica Buttacio Posted 6/27/19 We’ve all heard the saying before: Lyme disease is an invisible illness. Which means [...]
What You Need to Know About Terpenes, CBD Oil, and the Entourage Effect
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 6/27/19 Terpenes, the natural compounds in plants that give them their scents and flavors, may [...]
Are Lyme Disease and Anxiety Connected?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 6/21/19 Can Lyme disease cause anxiety? In this video, Dr. Bill Rawls explains how the [...]
Real Talk: Why Weedkiller in Your Cereal is Truly Scary
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 6/20/19 A new study commissioned by the Environmental Working Group discovered too-high levels of glyphosate [...]
What Are the Best Natural Remedies for Stress?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 6/17/19 What are the best natural remedies for stress? Dr. Bill Rawls explains the impact [...]
How to Cope with a Job When You Have Lyme Disease
by Jenny Lelwica Buttacio Posted 6/13/19 A diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease (or any other chronic illness) can rattle the [...]
Can I Take Herbs While I’m On Antibiotics?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 6/3/19 In this video, Dr. Bill Rawls tackles one of the most common questions he [...]
[#MeAgain] Riding Out the Storm of Lyme: The Healing Lifestyle that Carried Jeff Tkach to Recovery
By Jeff Tkach Posted 5/22/19 Throughout my adult life, I’ve always been a proactively healthy and fit person. I’ve been [...]
Will CBD Make You Fail a Drug Test?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 5/20/19 Will CBD make you fail a drug test? Dr. Bill Rawls explains how testing [...]
Get Inspired by Olivia Goodreau
Discover How Her Lyme Diagnosis Fueled a Global Fight for a Cure by Carin Gorrell Posted 5/15/19 As part of [...]
[#MeAgain] Breaking Free From Lyme’s Grasp: How Writer Mira Carroll Reclaimed her Creative Life
By Mira Carroll Image Credit: Elaine Mays Posted 5/10/19 Lyme pounced when I was vulnerable, in 2011, a year when [...]
What’s the Best Diet for IBS?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 5/6/19 What’s the best way to eat to help ease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome [...]
Answers to the 10 Lyme Questions I Get Asked Most
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 5/1/19 Experiencing debilitating symptoms day after day without finding satisfactory solutions and answers to your [...]
7 Steps to Prevent Lyme + Other Tick-Borne Diseases
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 4/17/19 Each year, as summer approaches, a specific image circulates across social media platforms to [...]
What’s the Difference Between CBD and THC?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 4/15/19 What’s the difference between CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) from the cannabis plant? For [...]
What’s the Best Diet for Leaky Gut?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 3/25/19 What’s the best diet for leaky gut syndrome? Dr. Bill Rawls explains why the [...]
How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 4/1/19 Confused about how much CBD oil you should take to experience benefits like pain [...]
What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 3/25/19 What causes irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Dr. Bill Rawls explains how the foods we [...]
What’s the Difference Between Acute and Chronic Lyme?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 3/18/19 Discover the difference between acute and chronic Lyme from Dr. Bill Rawls. He explains [...]
When Lyme Hurts Your Heart: Warning Signs + Solutions
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Updated 6/7/19 Ryan Stewart, a speech-language pathologist (SLP) in Virginia, developed a strange set of symptoms [...]
What’s the Connection Between Lyme and Epstein-Barr?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 3/4/19 Why is Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) such common coinfection with Lyme disease? Dr. Bill Rawls [...]
What are the Benefits of Terpenes in CBD Oil?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 3/11/19 What are the benefits of terpenes, the potent plant-based chemicals found in CBD oil? [...]
What Causes Leaky Gut Syndrome?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 2/25/19 What causes leaky gut syndrome, also known as intestinal permeability? Dr. Bill Rawls explains [...]
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 [...]
Can CBD Help with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Lyme?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 2/18/19 Can CBD from hemp oil help reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme disease? [...]
Can CBD Help You Sleep?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 2/4/19 Discover how CBD oil from hemp can help you go to sleep more easily, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Get inspired! 10 People Who are Redefining Chronic Illness in 2019
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 1/9/19 It’s hard to believe we’re already in the new year; chronic illnesses such as [...]
Can CBD Ease Stress and Anxiety?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 1/7/19 CBD oil from hemp has a reputation for easing symptoms of stress and anxiety [...]
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 [...]
Can Garlic and Essential Oils Cure Lyme Disease?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 12/19/18 New research suggests garlic oil and other essential oils can kill Borrelia burgdorferi and [...]
Sip Your Way to Wellness: 7 Healing Drink Recipes
by Emily Grimes Updated 12/19/18 Most experts would agree that purified water is the proper foundation for adequate hydration. But [...]
What Causes Lyme Disease?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 12/17/18 Lyme disease has long been blamed on one bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi. Find out why [...]
How to Travel with Chronic Illness, Stress-Free
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 12/14/18 Tis the season for travel, and this year is looking particularly hectic. If Christmas [...]
Microbes + Your Brain: How to Overcome Neurological Symptoms
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 12/14/18 You’ve probably heard me talk extensively about the microbiome as it relates to gut [...]
Can CBD Help Reduce Pain?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 12/10/18 Can CBD from hemp help reduce chronic pain and acute pain? Dr. Bill Rawls [...]
What’s the Best Test for Fibromyalgia?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 12/04/18 There’s no good, conclusive medical test for fibromyalgia. Discover other tests that can help [...]
The Science Behind CBD Oil: Everything You Need to Know
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 1/30/19 Now that recreational and medical marijuana are legal in some states, it’s become a [...]
What is the Best Diet for Fibromyalgia?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 11/19/18 Digestive issues, chronic pain, and fatigue are common fibromyalgia symptoms. Learn the best diet [...]
New Proof That Lyme is Polymicrobial + What It Means For You
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 11/16/18 For years, Lyme disease patients — along with some enlightened healthcare providers and researchers [...]
How Are Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Different?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 11/5/18 Learn why the symptoms of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are so similar, what [...]
How to Protect Your Collagen When You Have Lyme, Fibromyalgia, or Chronic Fatigue
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 11/2/18 Collagen is so much bigger and more important than the skin anti-ager it’s best [...]
Why is it so Hard to Diagnose Lyme Disease?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 10/29/18 Discover why Lyme disease tests often deliver false negatives, plus learn the best time [...]
How to Build a Positive Relationship With Your Doctors
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 10/25/18 Confronting a chronic illness isn’t a solo challenge: You’ll need to work with other [...]
Can Lyme Disease Ever Be Truly Cured?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 10/22/18 There’s great debate over whether Lyme disease can ever be fully cured. Get the [...]
The Herbs & Habits You Need to Revive Your Gut Health
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 10/19/18 “Stop eating gluten.” “Give up dairy.” “Cut out caffeine.” Diet-related advice is always the [...]
The Ask Dr. Rawls Webinar, No. 4 [How to Overcome Roadblocks to Lyme Disease Recovery]
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 10/14/18 The Ask Dr. Rawls Webinar, No. 4 ("How to Overcome Roadblocks to Lyme Disease [...]
How Can I Beat Fibromyalgia Brain Fog?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 10/15/18 Learn why brain fog is such a common symptom among fibromyalgia sufferers, and get [...]
Does Colloidal Silver Treat Lyme Disease?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 10/8/18 Colloidal silver has antimicrobial properties, but it’s also a toxic heavy metal. Find out [...]
The Hormone, Aging, + Chronic Illness Connection
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 10/2/18 With aging comes change — some of it welcome (kids and grandkids, greater wisdom [...]
Does Chronic Lyme Disease Exist?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 10/1/18 Is chronic Lyme disease real? Learn about the debate, how borrelia bacteria hide in [...]
What’s the Best Treatment for Fibromyalgia Pain?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 9/24/18 Find out what’s really to blame for fibromyalgia pain and why prescription painkillers can [...]
10 Common Causes of Chronic Illness Flare-Ups You Might Not Know About
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 9/21/18 When you’re in the middle of a chronic illness flare-up, it can be difficult [...]
Why Don’t Doctors Understand Lyme Disease?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 9/17/18 Many doctors don’t know how to diagnose chronic Lyme disease. Find out why Lyme [...]
How to Ease Into Exercise After Chronic Illness
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 9/14/18 In the early days, when fibromyalgia was just becoming a reality for me, I [...]
What Really Causes Fibromyalgia?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 9/10/18 Fibromyalgia is called a mystery illness because experts can’t explain or treat it. Discover [...]
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Natural Remedies That Work
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 9/7/18 As many as 20% of Americans feel that their lives are ruled by their [...]
When Chronic Illness Returns: How to Cope with a Relapse
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 8/24/18 As much as I hate to say it, setbacks are an inevitable part of [...]
Why is Fibromyalgia So Hard to Diagnose?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 8/17/18 Tests for fibromyalgia are fundamentally flawed, which leaves sufferers without a diagnosis — or [...]
Do Antibiotics Cure Lyme Disease?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 8/13/18 Lyme is caused by bacteria, yet antibiotics often don’t help. Why, and what does [...]
Dangerous Tick Bites: 3 Tick-Borne Illnesses You Should Know About
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 8/10/18 Lyme disease may be the best known tick-borne illness, but it's not the only [...]
Everything You Need to Know to Overcome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 8/9/18 No one would be surprised to learn that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized [...]
What’s the Best Diet for Lyme Disease?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 8/7/18 Whether you have Lyme disease or other chronic illness, Dr. Rawls shares three basic [...]
Are Mold + Mycotoxins Making You Sick?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 7/27/18 Even if you can’t see it or smell it, there’s a good chance that [...]
Where Is Lyme Disease Found?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 8/2/18 Your doctor may say Lyme disease doesn’t exist in your area, but odds are, [...]
Understanding Candida Overgrowth: Natural Solutions for Yeast Infection
by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio Posted 6/29/18 If you’ve been in holistic health or chronic illness circles for any length of [...]
When Physicians Become Patients: Personal Stories of Mystery Illness, Misdiagnosis, and Recovery [Video with Transcript]
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 6/13/18 Why do some doctors know so little about fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue [...]
Gone in a Heartbeat: A Review of Dr. Neil Spector’s Memoir on Overcoming Lyme
by Beth Janes Posted 6/1/18 Dr. Neil Spector, M.D. wastes no time pulling you into his harrowing medical journey in [...]
[#MeAgain] Ending the Lyme Relapse Cycle: Brad Harmon’s Journey Through Lyme Recovery
By Lindsey Shaffer Posted 5/24/18 In September of 2010, business owner Brad Harmon found a tick burrowed in his scalp [...]
[#MeAgain] Journey to Renewal: Donna Grant’s Natural Path Back From Lyme
By Lindsey Shaffer Posted 5/17/18 As a dog trainer in east-central Scotland, Donna Grant’s job demanded that she be physically [...]
Can Fasting Renew Your Immune System?
by Beth Janes Posted 5/17/18 The notion of fasting for better health has all the hallmarks of a fad diet [...]
[#MeAgain] Standing Up to Lyme: How Stephanie Taylor Walked Away from Chronic Illness
By Lindsey Shaffer Posted 5/10/18 In August of 2005, Stephanie Taylor set out from her home in Kernersville, North Carolina, [...]
[#MeAgain] Racing Toward Recovery: How Professional Cyclist Ron Hinson Overcame Lyme
By Lindsey Shaffer Posted 5/04/18 In March of 2006, professional cyclist Ron Hinson took his mountain bike, along with his [...]
Should You Test Your Gut Microbiome?
by Jill Neimark & Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 4/6/18 One of the great discoveries of modern medicine is that humans [...]
7 Ways to Renew Your Health for Spring
by Julie Ryan Posted 4/04/18 Spring is a time of new beginnings. For me, it’s a time to shake off [...]
The Doctor is In: What You Need to Know Now About Treating Lyme (An Interview with Dr. Bill Rawls)
by Carin Gorrell & Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 3/23/18 Tick season is just around the corner in some parts of [...]
What to Eat to Beat Adrenal Fatigue
by Carin Gorrell & Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 3/8/18 See if this sounds familiar: You drag all day, feel completely [...]
The Top 3 Lyme Detox Myths, Busted
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 2/23/18 As a chronic illness expert and longtime Lyme sufferer, Dr. Bill Rawls fields all [...]
How to Win at Wellness: 7 Olympic Secrets to Conquering Illness
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 2/10/18 Yesterday marked the first day of the 2018 Winter Olympics, and for the next [...]
Is Your Relationship Making You Sick?
by Julie Ryan Posted 2/10/18 Last spring I asked my husband for a divorce. It wasn’t a decision I came [...]
The Simple Principles That Will Change The Way You Detox Forever
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 1/26/18 There are all sorts of popular beliefs out there about detoxification, probably the top [...]
Cold and Flu Survival Guide: 10 Tips for the Chronically Ill
by Donna Gregory Burch Posted 1/26/18 Life with chronic Lyme disease is tough enough; coming down with a cold or [...]
Chlorella: The Ultimate Detox Superfood
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 1/12/18 “Superfood” is one of those words that’s become so trendy and overused, it’s kind [...]
3 Natural Strategies for Lyme Relief
by Donna Gregory Burch Posted 12/29/17 My quest for relief from my fibromyalgia and Lyme has turned me into a [...]
The Best of RawlsMD 2017: Our Top 10 Lyme Articles of the Year
by Carin Gorrell Posted 12/29/17 Unreliable testing, confusing coinfections, newsworthy treatments, and more. When it comes to chronic illnesses like [...]
Adrenal Fatigue Is Real. What You Must Know To Get Your Energy Back
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 12/15/17 Ask anyone how they’re doing today, and there’s a pretty good chance you’ll hear [...]
Chronic Illness & Holiday Stress: How To Overcome 4 Common Challenges
by Julie Ryan Posted 12/15/17 Even the biggest holiday lovers can feel more stressed now than any other time of [...]
Lyme Q&A with Dr. Bill Rawls, No. 2 [Video with Transcript]
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 11/30/17 The Lyme Q&A Webinar with Dr. Rawls, No. 2 originally aired on November 8th, [...]
Why I’m Thankful I Had Lyme Disease
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 11/18/17 Lyme disease isn’t something that anyone would ever wish for. It changes everyone it [...]
Easy Ways to Organize Your Medical Life
by Donna Gregory Burch Posted 10/20/17 One of the best tidbits of advice my mom gave me in my 20s [...]
Blueberry Balsamic Salmon With Asparagus
by RawlsMD Posted 10/20/17 If you love the flavors of teriyaki, then you’ll be hooked on this exclusive Dr. Rawls-approved [...]
Lyme Q&A with Dr. Rawls [Video with Transcript]
The Lyme Q&A Webinar with Dr. Rawls originally aired on September 19th. Since then, we've posted the video below and [...]
Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, circa 2040
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 9/22/17 A revolution is coming in medical diagnosis and treatment of chronic illnesses. Science is [...]
Old Boats and Lyme Disease
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 9/22/17 From the first time I pushed away from the dock for a solo adventure, [...]
Is Lyme Disease Really a NEW Epidemic?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 9/1/17 The prevailing opinion is that the first case of Lyme disease occurred in Connecticut [...]
A Letter to Myself: 9 Things I Want My Past Self to Know About My Fibromyalgia
Have you ever wanted to go back in time with the knowledge you have now and give yourself hope that [...]
My Battle with Chronic Illness
AND HOW PERSISTENCE PUT ME ON THE ROAD TOWARD RECOVERY by Donna Gregory Burch Posted 8/11/17 When I was diagnosed [...]
The Lyme + Leaky Gut Connection [Webinar Replay]
Find out how you can overcome leaky gut naturally by The RawlsMD Team Posted 7/28/17 The Lyme + Leaky Gut [...]
Boost Natural Killer Cells to Beat Chronic Illness
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 6/30/17 Natural killer cells (NK cells) are specialized white blood cells. Though they only make [...]
Suffering from Dysfunctional Medical System Syndrome
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 6/16/17 And how to take ownership of your recovery I don’t think anyone would argue [...]
[#MeAgain] Breaking Through the Fog: How Julie Ryan Overcame Fibromyalgia
By Julie Ryan Posted 7/16/17 Looking back, it seems like I’ve always been ill to some degree. I guess it [...]
Two Doctors Share Their Personal Journeys with Lyme Disease on The People’s Pharmacy
by The RawlsMD Team It may seem like doctors are on the outskirts of the Lyme disease [...]
How To Keep Your Soul Doctor
...once that special physician has been found by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 6/01/17 Julie told us how to find the [...]
The Scientific Community Confirms: Chronic Lyme is Real!
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 5/19/17 This month Lyme disease history was made. For the first time ever, an [...]
[#MeAgain] Rebounding from Lyme: How Shawn Bounced Back from Debilitating Illness
By Meghan Arnold Posted 5/18/17 Shawn's Lyme Story | Hopkins, Michigan Living with Lyme disease doesn’t just affect one person. [...]
How to Find Your Soul Doctor
by Julie Ryan Posted 5/04/17 Tips for Finding the Perfect Doctor for Your Needs For those of us living with [...]
What You Don’t Need to Do to Beat Lyme Disease
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 4/21/17 If you have all the symptoms of chronic Lyme disease, then you probably [...]
[Lyme Ninja Radio] How I Beat Lyme Disease and Got My Life Back
A Candid Interview on Lyme Ninja Radio Whatever your symptoms or diagnosis, you owe it to yourself to listen to [...]
Can Lyme Be Sexually Transmitted or Passed on to a Fetus?
by. Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 7/27/18 The official word from experts is that Borrelia burgdorferi, the microbe commonly [...]
[#MeAgain] Finding Joy Again: How Hank Minor’s Passions Fueled His Lyme Recovery
By Hank Minor Posted 3/15/17 Hank Minor's Lyme Story | Sisters, Oregon When I was younger, I never considered the [...]
The New LymeSeq Test for Lyme: More Precise, But Will It Aid in Your Recovery?
by. Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 3/10/17 For chronic Lyme disease sufferers, there is a new lab test that promises greater [...]
Why Can’t Stevia Treat Lyme Disease?
by. Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 8/27/18 You’ve probably heard of stevia. It’s the natural, non-caloric sweetener that’s 40 times sweeter [...]
Is Testing for Chronic Lyme Disease Really Worth It?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Updated 9/3/18 Right now, there’s a huge proliferation of specialty labs doing testing for chronic Lyme [...]
What the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Means For Your Healthcare
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 2/10/17 Repealing Obamacare was one of President Trump’s biggest campaign promises. That may be easier [...]
Unlocking Lyme Book Launch Webinar
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 1/26/17 Most anyone who has been through a terrible crisis or a trying experience [...]
[EVENT] Lyme Disease Therapies in the 21st Century
by The RawlsMD Team Updated 8/2/17 Dr. Bill Rawls, author of the best selling book Unlocking Lyme, will speak in [...]
Dr. Rawls at ILADS 2016: Perspectives from PA
by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 11/8/16 Over the past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the ILADS national convention [...]
5 Simple Strategies for Navigating Fibromyalgia
How a “diagnosis of exclusion” can lead to better care by Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 11/08/16 Fibromyalgia patients know all [...]
When to Consider Antibiotic Therapy
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 11/01/16 There is definitely a place for using antibiotic therapy for treating acute symptomatic [...]
Why Lyme Disease is Not the Ebola Virus
Understanding the key differences of Lyme disease is the first step to finding the right treatment by Dr. Bill Rawls [...]
What to Do for an Acute Tick Bite
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 11/01/16 Acute Antibiotic Therapy for Lyme Disease The official CDC (Center for Disease Control) [...]
Understanding Chronic Allergies
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 11/01/16 Spring has almost sprung, bringing with it April showers, May flowers, and a [...]
Tick Season: What You Should Know
Learn how to avoid tick-borne illnesses this summer by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 11/01/16 Perched out on a low-lying [...]
How Herbal Supplements Differ From Vitamins
Patients frequently come into my office and ask me which "vitamins" they should take. I usually respond by recommending that [...]
Uncovering Misconceptions About Invisible Illness
Solving the root cause of conditions like Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated [...]
The Top 4 Benefits of Turmeric
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 11/01/16 Turmeric has long been hailed as one of India’s most revered spices and [...]
The 7 Healthy Benefits of Ashwagandha
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 11/01/16 Native to India and Africa, ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an herb derived from [...]
Scientific Studies: Don’t Believe Everything You Hear
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 11/01/16 Science is a wonderful tool, but it should be recognized that science is [...]
Setting the Stage for Health Recovery
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 11/01/16 My whole life, I’ve loved to sail. Sailing back and forth or around [...]
Preventing Tick-Borne Diseases
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 11/01/16 Prevention Tips Avoiding areas where there are ticks in the absolute best way [...]
Optimizing the Microbiome to Reduce Disease
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 11/01/16 Your microbiome is the sum of all the microbes that inhabit your body. [...]
Natural Adaptogens for Stress Resistance
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 11/01/16 Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could take something and become resistant to [...]
My Screening Colonoscopy
Dr. Rawls’ sheds light on his personal experience with a screening colonoscopy—a procedure that saved his life. by Dr. Bill [...]
3 reasons to swap your fish oil for krill oil
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 10/25/16 Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for many processes of the body and may [...]
It’s Time to Show Your Liver Some Love
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 10/25/16 An estimated 300 million people have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which is just [...]
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Safe?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 10/25/16 In 2001, a clinical study named the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) was stopped [...]
How to Go Around the Healthcare System
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 10/25/16 The statistics are alarming. Despite spending more on healthcare than any country on [...]
Do Diet and Exercise Affect Menopause?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 10/31/16 One thing is certain--menopause is not a disease. It’s a perfectly natural process [...]
How to Work Around the New Healthcare System
Being proactive has become essential by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 10/31/16 My grandfather and great grandfather before him were [...]
Getting Best Use of the Medical System
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 10/31/16 Many Lyme disease and fibromyalgia suffers are frustrated by the medical system, but [...]
Eight Ways to Cut Stress Out of Your Life
Patients frequently come into my office and ask me which "vitamins" they should take. I usually respond by recommending that [...]
Coinfections and Chronic Disease
Learn about the factors that can play a role in determining your condition by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 10/31/16 [...]
Does Fish Oil Cause Cancer?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 10/31/16 Does fish oil really cause cancer? Over the past few weeks, the news media [...]
Does Estrogen Increase Risk of Breast Cancer?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 10/31/16 Proving that breast cancer is linked to estrogen is not difficult. If a [...]
Can Stress Actually Make You Sick?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 10/31/16 Daily life causes a certain amount of emotional stress that is not detrimental [...]
Can All Microbes Make You Sick?
Dr. Rawls Explains Why Virulence Matters by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 10/31/16 Here’s the fourth installment of Dr. Rawls’ new book, [...]
Ask Dr. Rawls – Food Sensitivities and How to Handle Them
I had an allergy test that revealed sensitivities to wheat, dairy, and a whole list of other things. I’ve tried [...]
A New Diagnosis; But Can It Get You Well?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 10/31/16 Here we go again with the naming game. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) [...]
5 Ways to Sharpen Your Memory
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 10/31/16 In 2014, approximately 5.2 million Americans reported suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. This figure [...]
Lyme Disease and Borrelia Burgdorferi
Here's a sneak peek at the first chapter of Dr. Rawls' new book, Unlocking Lyme, on Lyme disease. Look for [...]
After the Bite: Lyme Disease and Ticks
Read the latest chapter from Dr. Rawls’ new book, Unlocking Lyme, on Lyme disease, which offers a closer look at [...]
How the Immune System Works
Learn how a strong immune system can overcome stealth microbes by Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated 10/24/16 Of all the [...]
What Really Causes Fibromyalgia?
Learn more about the stealth microbe that may be causing your symptoms by Dr. Bill Rawls Last updated 10/25/16 There [...]
What is a Stealth Microbe?
Your guide to understanding the hidden culprits behind fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, and chronic fatigue by. Dr. Bill Rawls Last Updated [...]
What Causes Aging & Disease?
by Dr. Bill Rawls Last updated 10/20/16 People often think disease happens by chance—that it strikes suddenly for no apparent [...]
Seeing Fibromyalgia Through New Lenses
by Alex Granados Last Updated 10/25/16 There are an estimated 7 million people in the United States suffering from fibromyalgia. [...]
Not Just Borrelia: The Truth About Lyme Disease Coinfections
Here's the third installment of Dr. Rawls’ new book on Lyme disease, Unlocking Lyme. This chapter focuses on bacteria other than Borrelia [...]
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Bill Rawls practiced conventional medicine for 15 years. However, when Lyme disease and fibromyalgia disrupted his career at age 45, he was forced into the world of herbal and alternative medicine. He has since restored his health—and has a passion to help others do the same. Read his story »
- My Chronic Lyme Disease JourneyJuly 22, 2022
- Boiling Point: The Lyme + Fibromyalgia + Chronic Fatigue ConnectionJune 24, 2022
- Leaky Gut Syndrome: Modern Causes + Natural Solutions to Overcome ItApril 11, 2022
- Break Free from Fibromyalgia Naturally: Dr. Bill Rawls’ 6-Step ProtocolSeptember 15, 2021
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Natural Remedies That WorkSeptember 7, 2018