Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Decreases Gut Leakiness, Study Says

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Decreases Gut Leakiness, Study Says Researchers have found that tofacitinib, an orally administered pan-Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ulcerative colitis, might also treat leaky gut, a digestive condition characterized by increased permeability in the gut’s epithelium. Their findings were published in Inflammatory…

New Report Reveals a Rise in Insurance Claims for Lyme Disease Cases

Recently, a new report by FAIR health, which is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the collection of data of privately billed health insurance across the country, shows that there has been a rise in insurance claims for Lyme disease. In fact, the report highlights how there was a one hundred and seventeen percent increase in…

Diets And Lyme: Which One Is Right For You?

Most people with Lyme disease have problems with “trigger foods” — foods that trigger a histamine response, a rise in inflammation, or some other unwelcome reaction. During Lyme disease treatment, most of us need to restrict our diets to feel the best we can and speed healing. What the best Lyme disease diet? Here are some…

What Happened When I Told My Date About My Lyme Disease

Before I hit “send,” I hesitated. Did I really want him to know?   In a couple of hours, I was scheduled to go on a date with a cute guy I matched with on Hinge, but I was about to tell him I wasn’t going to make it. For a moment it crossed my…

Targeting Ticks: Cornell-Housed Company Designs New Lyme Disease Test

Lyme disease is currently the fastest growing vector-borne disease in the US, according to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Though most common in the Northeast and Upper Midwest, Lyme disease cases have been identified in every state. “Current estimates say that approximately 300,000 people come down with Lyme disease every year, and that’s probably…

How a single tick bite on holiday left a woman’s life in ruins

  Unknown to Emma, a tick had bitten her and unleashed a horrific bacterial infection into her blood stream and – three years later – it’s now in her brain. With doctors unable to give an accurate diagnosis for three years, she has lived through a host of debilitating and terrifying symptoms which occurred with…

How Lyme Disease Causes Suicidal Tendencies; What’s Your Miracle?

After a few years of continuing natural therapies with my PCP, I found myself getting better each day, with my doctor believing I was coming closer to remission. Nosediving Into the Abyss Yet, the tides began to change as I became accustomed to my newfound health. I took a massive nosedive back into what my…

Ticks Found To Carry Virus Worse Than Lyme Disease

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s even worse than Lyme disease. Ticks in our area have been found to carry a rare, potentially life-threatening, virus. As CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco reported, doctors have warned that the Powassan virus, a rare, tick borne illness could be serious. It doesn’t have a treatment or a cure. “The doctor just has to…