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91 / What You Need to Know About Preventing Lyme Disease with Dr. Tom Moorcroft

I don’t want to scare you, but in many places, it’s not a matter of if you get Lyme disease, but when. This disease is as complex as it is common. To create a clearer picture of Lyme and its treatments, I’ve brought in someone with an intimate knowledge of this disease.

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Dr. Tom Moorcroft considers himself a medical detective as well as a doctor of osteopathic medicine. He thrives when presented with a patient experiencing mysterious symptoms. His goal is to find out what’s really keeping someone sick and help them get better. In this capacity, Dr. Moorcroft treats patients with chronic bacterial and viral infections as well as mycotoxin illness.

As a Connecticut-based practitioner, Dr. Moorcroft sees a lot of Lyme disease. In fact, he has it himself. We discuss best practices to take from the moment you find a tick on you. It’s important to remove it carefully. Otherwise, you increase the risk infection.

Catching Lyme disease early is crucial. Dr. Moorcroft describes the tests you should ask for and treatments to get right away. Fortunately, early detection usually results in better recovery.

With the many symptoms of Lyme, Dr. Moorcroft describes the importance of optimizing everything from diet to sleep habits. Even the gut-brain connection plays a role. Dr. Moorcroft finds that simply getting positive support plays a part in long-term recovery.

Do you or someone you know have Lyme? What are some useful solutions that you or they use to manage this disease? Let me know in the comments below! 

In this episode

  • Safe and efficient ways to remove a tick from your skin
  • Test and treatments to ask for after a tick bite
  • If prophylactic treatment is a good idea to prevent Lyme disease
  • How positive support plays a role in recovery from chronic illness
  • Eating a plant-based wholefood diet to support the immune system
  • What happens when we reduce exposure to wifi
  • How to recognize the symptoms of Lyme disease


“Do everything you can to have your body working optimally before you get sick.” [6:26]

“What I think is happening is that the body is really damn smart. It’s actually burning the bad biofilms up when you’re  going into this process of ketosis.” [28:12]

“When you’re treating the same thing over and over again, or every time they come in they have something completely different, you might want to start thinking about Lyme disease.” [44:46]


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