Spring into the season, tick season, armed with knowledge

Free Lyme disease educational event in Milford, New Hampshire

If you live in New Hampshire, you likely know one or more people with Lyme disease. So, it’s discomforting to learn the tick season is off to an early start. Ticks are active, and the tick population is likely to increase this year.

New Hampshire is already among the highest ranked U.S. states for Lyme disease per capita.

Prevention is our best defense against Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses, says Laura Piazza of Sunapee.

Piazza, a chronic Lyme patient and co-author of the health book Recipes for Repair: A Lyme Disease Cookbook, along with naturopathic doctor Julia Greenspan, of Greenhouse Naturopathic Medicine in Amherst, want to arm people with knowledge.

To raise public awareness, Piazza and Greenspan will present a free educational program on Lyme disease at The Toadstool Bookshop, 586 Nashua Street, Milford, on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at 1 p.m.

“There is often confusion or misinformation about how to best protect against ticks, as well as what to do when finding a tick attached or what to do if symptoms develop after a bite,” says Piazza. “We’ll talk about the misconceptions and discuss prevention, what people can do to guard against tick bites when going outside.

Piazza and Greenspan will also discuss best practices for patients undergoing treatment.

About Greenspan and Piazza

Greenspan is a member of ILADS, International Lyme and Associated Disease Society, and herself is in treatment for Lyme disease. She treats people of all ages with Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses and will offer the viewpoint of both a patient and practitioner.

Her practice offers a unique approach in the amount of time spent with each patient and offers the diverse services of botanical medicine, homeopathy, clinical nutrition, intravenous nutrient therapy, exercise therapeutics, and lifestyle change to patients.

New Hampshire Magazine named Greenspan one of the top doctors in Alternative Medicine in N.H. for 2011 and 2012.

Piazza will share her experience of misdiagnosis and will discuss an important part of treatment — lifestyle and nutrition.

Recipes for Repair is a whole foods cookbook coauthored by Laura Piazza and Gail Piazza, a renowned home economics consultant. The recipes follow a successful, doctor-written anti-inflammation diet. The recipes are all-natural, free of cane sugar and refined or artificial ingredients.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: