Welcome!  Thanks for stopping by BetterHealthGuy.com.  Having suffered from two serious and chronic illnesses in my life (or likely one very long one with a reasonable remission in the middle), I wanted to create a means for sharing what I have learned with other people.  Equally important, I wanted to create a vehicle for learning even more about health and wellness from all of you that stop by.  

I've been diagnosed at one time or another with so many different conditions over the course of my bouts with chronic illness that I have lost count.   The list of things that I have been told I may have had includes: mononucleosis, chronic Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/CFIDS), Fibromyalgia (FMS), severe food allerges, Leaky Gut Syndrome, parasitic infections, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), heavy metal toxicity, Candida, Western Equine Encephalomyelitis (from a mosquito bite), Lyme Disease, Ehrlichia, Bartonella, Babesia, HHV-6, and others.  If only I had gotten a T-Shirt for each of these diagnoses, I'd be clothed for life.
 
At some point, you don't know where to turn or what to do next.   Doctors often fail you.  The health care industry is driven by the almighty dollar.  No one seems to know what to do, and you have to take things into your own hands and do everything you can to improve your situation.  If there is one thing I have learned through this, it is that there is always hope.
 
I don't want to imply that solving the puzzle is easy, but I do think that everyone is capable of notable healing given a solid course of action and the right people on your healthcare team to serve as guides for your own self-healing to emerge.  I have learned so much on my journey towards Better Health, and I hope that you will take something useful away from your visit and maybe leave something useful in return.

If you are fortunate enough to have good health, my hope is that you will learn some things here that will help you maintain your health as long as possible.  If you have a chronic illness like I did, then I hope that we can learn from each other as we continue our journeys to Better Health.  Please share your thoughts and ideas for products and approaches for solving chronic health problems.  You can always reach me via the Contact Me page.  I look forward to hearing from you!
 
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Latest Blogcasts

January 24, 2017

Episode #11: Optimizing Wellness with Energy Therapy with Amy B. Scher

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In this discussion, Amy and I talk about the impacts of mental and emotional factors in chronic illness. Amy discusses her own Lyme disease, her journey to India for stem cells, and how she became a sought-after energy therapy practitioner. Enjoy! One of the…
January 24, 2017

Episode #10: Empowering Transformation with Leila Sun

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Leila Sun is known as the Lyme Whisperer. She empowers transformation and works with a focus on the mental and emotional realms. She is a medium and survivor of Lyme disease. In this talk, we discuss the emotions involved in Lyme disease, tools for working on…
January 24, 2017

Episode #9: Pondering Parasites with Dr. Raphael d'Angelo, MD

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Dr. Raphael d'Angelo, MD is a medical doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of parasites. In this interview, we talk about parasites, the challenges of testing, the symptoms they produce, how to treat them, and whether or not parasites are ever…
January 24, 2017

Episode #8: A Naturopathic Approach to Recovering from Chronic "Dis-Ease" with Dr. Katie Dahlgren, ND

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Dr. Katie Dahgren, ND is a naturopathic physician outside of Seattle, Washington. She studied with Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD for 7 years. She focuses on working with those with complex chronic illnesses. In this interview, we talk about detoxification,…
January 24, 2017

Episode #7: Recovering from Lyme Disease and Mold Illness with Dr. Dave Ou, MD

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Dr. Dave Ou, MD is a practicing physician in Atlanta, GA. He treats complex illnesses such as Lyme disease and mold illness. He never stops searching for better tools and better answers for his patients. In this interview, we talk about Lyme disease, mold…
Jan 24, 2017

Episode #6: Debugging Your Health with Susan Luschas, PhD

Susan Luschas, PhD is an MIT-trained scientist and engineer. When her family was faced…
Jan 24, 2017

Episode #5: Barlow Herbal in Health and Healing with Jane Barlow

Jane Barlow is the co-founder of Barlow Herbal. They are the makers of LDM-100 (Lomatium)…
Jan 24, 2017

Episode #4: Restoring Your Health from Lyme Disease with Dr. Bill Rawls, MD

Dr. Bill Rawls, MD has had his own lengthy journey through Fibromyalgia and Lyme disease.…
Jan 24, 2017

Episode #3: Pearls from a Master: Approaching Lyme Disease and Chronic Illness Recovery with Dr. Michael Lebowitz, DC

I have studied Dr. Michael Lebowitz work for several years now and attended a couple of…
Jan 24, 2017

Episode #2: IonCleanse by AMD with Tyler Dahm

I regularly use an IonCleanse by AMD as part of my ongoing health arsenal. In this…

Latest Blogs

December 31, 2016

Brain Health Interview with Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt

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This is an excellent discussion from Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt MD, PhD on Brain Health made available by the Klinghardt Institute. It is full of some of the latest information from Dr. Klinghardt's over four decades of work in the field of medicine. I credit…
December 27, 2016

Toxic Metals and Parasites Interview with Dr. Klinghardt and Wendy Myers

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Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD has been my primary mentor for over a decade. His teachings have led me to a place of much better health, and I am grateful for the positive impact he has had on my healing journey and on my life. Recently, he spoke with Wendy…
December 06, 2016

A Recovery Story: Singing from the Rooftops

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This is a GUEST BLOG shared with permission by Kelley K. Siliven. We need more stories of hope, and when I read this, I thought it was perfect. Low Dose Antigen Therapy (LDA) Low Dose Immune Therapy (LDI) has been a God-send! It's finally time for me to post…
November 26, 2016

ILADS 2016: Lyme Disease - An Evolving Paradigm for Chronic Illness

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The 2016 ILADS Annual event "Lyme Disease - An Evolving Paradigm for Chronic Illness" was held in Philadelphia on November 3-6, 2016. This was my 11th ILADS annual event. When I first went in 2006, it was rather small - maybe 100 people or so. This year, I…
November 09, 2016

CIRS - Cutting Edge in Diagnosis and Treatment Conference

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The "CIRS - Cutting Edge In Diagnosis and Treatment" event was held October 14-16, 2016 in Irvine, CA. It was based on the work of Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, MD. Dr. Shoemaker has changed many lives by bringing attention to the problems that water-damaged…
Oct 29, 2016

Biotoxin Pathway 2.0

One of the practitioners that I have met over the years and really enjoyed the…
Sep 23, 2016

The Tick Factor - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I had the great privilege to attend "The Tick Factor" in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on…
Jul 30, 2016

DNA Connexions Lyme Panel

I had heard about a lab called Dental DNA some years ago. Dental DNA was originally the…
Jul 23, 2016

ParaWellness Research: Parasite Testing

Parasite testing is generally a difficult proposition. Very few tests seem to yield…
Jul 05, 2016

Dr. Klinghardt: 2016 Conference Notes

In June, 2016, I spent three days at a conference in Seattle that was taught by Dr.…

Latest Articles

August 01, 2015

Unraveling the Mystery of Bartonellosis

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Article: Unraveling the Mystery of BartonellosisPublication: Townsend Letter / July 2015 Summary: An article with Dr. Robert Mozayeni and Dr. Ed Breitschwderdt on Bartonella background, symptoms, testing, and treatment. To view the article, click the article…
August 07, 2014

Mold and Mycotoxins: Often Overlooked Factors in Chronic Lyme Disease

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Article: Mold and Mycotoxins: Often Overlooked Factors in Chronic Lyme DiseasePublication: Townsend Letter / July 2014 Summary: An article on mold and mycotoxins with Dr. Neil Nathan MD and Dr. Wayne Anderson ND (two of my favorite healers). A special THANK…
Jan 03, 2013

Leading Experts Gather to Decode the Mystery of Chronic Illness

Article: Leading Experts Gather to Decode the Mystery of Chronic IllnessPublication:…
Dec 08, 2011

The Missing Link to Optimal Health: Recharge Your Life with Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy

Article: The Missing Link to Optimal Health: Recharge Your Life with Pulsed…
Feb 07, 2011

FIGHT For Your Life: Moving Beyond Chronic Illness and Toward Optimal Health

Article: FIGHT For Your Life: Moving Beyond Chronic Illness and Toward Optimal…

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  BetterHealthGuy.com is intended to share my personal experience in recovering from my own chronic illness.  Information presented is based on my journey working with my doctors and other practitioners as well as things I have learned from conferences and other helpful resources.  As always, any medical decisions should be made only with the guidance of your own personal medical authority.  Everyone is unique and what may be right for me may not be right for others.