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The Holtorf Medical Group Blog is designed to share timely information on topics that our patients and friends want to hear about. Every month a new topic is discussed and they are archived so that you go back and read them over again. The Holtorf Medical Group Blog prides itself on providing pertinent information that will help all patients find information that they are looking for.

Is Lyme disease on the West Coast?

Is Lyme Disease is on The West Coast? The Answer to This and Other Lyme Myths

Originally Posted April 2015Updated May 2019 Due to the numerous misconceptions surrounding Lyme disease, it can be difficult to know what is true and what is not. The misconceptions and falsehoods surrounding this disease range from its prevalence to its …

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What to Look for in a LLMD (Lyme Literate Medical Doctor)

What to Look for in a LLMD (Lyme Literate Medical Doctor)

Originally Posted October 2014Updated May 2019 It’s possible you may not know you have Lyme disease because the typical diagnosis is a “bulls eye” rash — a red rash with another ring of red around it. Many people don’t remember …

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Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Originally Posted April 2016Updated May 2019 At Holtorf Medical Group, we are committed not only to treating complex illnesses and offering hope for the chronically ill, but also to educating others about these conditions and what treatments we use. Here …

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Everything You Need to Know About Digestive Health

All About the Gut: Everything You Need to Know About Digestive Health

Originally Posted April 2018Updated April 2019 The systemic reach of the gut means that it has the potential to cause significant damage to important areas such as the brain, immunity, and nutrition if it is not properly cared for and …

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Candida and Mood Swings

How Candida Can Cause Mood Swings

If you experience chronic irregularities in mood, it is quite possible that you are suffering from a case of candida. What is Candida? There are many forms of dysfunction that can trigger mood irregularities. One of the most common is …

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Candida Diet

What You Should (and Should Not Eat) When You Have Candida

This common condition is exceptionally difficult to resolve but many experts believe that following a well-structured candida diet may significantly improve patient outcomes. Discover how to better combat candida by learning more about the condition itself, what constitutes a candida …

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Candida and Autoimmune Disease

Can Candida Cause Autoimmune Disease?

Overabundance of candida, a yeast found in the gut, is associated with many issues. Primary among them being autoimmune dysfunction. Having a strong understanding of candida overgrowth, autoimmune disease, and recognizing the relationship between the two may help you better …

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symptoms of candida

10 Symptoms of Candida You Probably Don’t Know

Individually, these symptoms may not cause much alarm. However, as a whole, they can significantly disrupt everyday life and impede individual wellness. Protecting against such dysfunction requires early recognition of candida facilitated by greater awareness of its symptoms. What is …

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Do You Have a Yeast Overgrowth? Signs and Symptoms of Candida

Do You Have a Yeast Overgrowth? Signs and Symptoms of Candida

Originally Posted April 2018Updated April 2019 One form of yeast infection that many overlook is candida albicans overgrowth, commonly referred to as simply candida. It is a relatively common condition with multiple causes that can induce a wide array of …

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The Best Diets for IBS

The Best Diets for IBS

Studies suggest that following an appropriate IBS diet may be able to provide significant relief. Implementing an effective IBS diet requires a strong understanding of IBS as well as the benefits and drawbacks of various dietary approaches. What is IBS? …

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