Posts by Dr. Tom Moorcroft

Preventing Tick Bites

In order to be well prepared to prevent tick bites (and tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease), it’s helpful to know some basic facts about ticks and Lyme disease: Deer ticks transmit Lyme disease as well as Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Borrelia miyamotoi disease and Powassan virus. Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in…
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What You Need to Know About Getting Lyme Disease from a Tick Bite

How Likely Are You to Contract Lyme Disease from a Tick Bite? Let’s talk about Lyme disease and its transmission after a tick bite. Whether you’re hiking in the woods or you live in an area that’s known for Lyme disease, it’s best to be prepared with an accurate understanding of how Lyme disease which…
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How Much Vitamin D Should You Take?

And How Vitamin D Properly Supports Your Overall Health Often, people don’t realize that sometimes the only medicine they need is a little more sunlight. Vitamin D deficiency is a common ailment that that is on the rise [1]. The reason? More and more people find themselves indoors rather than outside enjoying the sun. Add…
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Can Lyme Disease Lead to Persistent Infection?

The possibility of persistence in Lyme disease is a complicated, but critical topic.  As you know, there’s a lot of discussion in medical circles and on the internet. Is a persistent infection the cause of your symptoms, or is it a post-Lyme inflammatory process? The continued research makes me hopeful that we’re getting closer to…
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Chronic Toxin Overload

Chronic Toxin Overload: The Real Cause of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome By: Tom Moorcroft, DO Patients who suffer from unrelenting fatigue, persistent pain and brain fog are often diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and/or fibromyalgia. Interestingly, neither of these diagnoses actually points to a cause of illness; they both are merely labels for a…
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Cleansing the Brain

The Glymphatic System has recently been discovered by neuroscientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The findings were published online in Science Translational Medicine. This new system has been dubbed “the glymphatic system” since it acts much like the lymphatic system but is managed by brain cells known as glial cells. “Understanding how the…
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Get Educated About Lyme Disease

Lyme disease has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and especially in Connecticut. With the number of Lyme infections rising, the need for Lyme disease education is at an all time high. In this article, we’ll review the questions I am most commonly asked about Lyme disease. My hope is by sharing these questions…
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Tips for Preventing Tick Bites

Below are a few important tips for preventing tick bites. This information has been compiled from discussions with Lyme experts and information from the CDC, the CT Agricultural Experiment Station and the Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials websites. Tick pictures courtesy of the Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials. The first step in preventing…
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