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Healing in Vermont | Lyme Disease Ep. 4 | BioNexus Health Podcast

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Matthew traveled the world working for a surf company. After a visit home and a tick bite, he returned to Hawaii. His health slowly began to decline, and he went to a doctor. But at this time, Lyme disease was not very well known outside of specific areas within the US.

His work required him to travel and be physical. But his fatigue grew, and his ability to maintain his job diminished. He moved back to Vermont to live with his parents, where his health continued to decline. Matthew’s weight dropped under 120 pounds (54.5 kg), eventually stopped driving and leaving the house. His world existed within a few miles for several years.

“I had already given up and accepted my new normal was living with chronic illness.”

After he started a plant-based treatment protocol, he felt motivated again. His mind began to wonder about his friends, driving again, and surfing waves.

A change took him from his brother helping him walk to moving into an apartment near his parents. He was excited to regain independence and believe that there could be life beyond illness.

Despite a biotoxin illness and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) setback at the new apartment, he feels strong enough again and plans to live independently on the west coast.

Bonus Content


Dr. Jodie A. Dashore, Ph.D. (Integrative Medicine), OTD (Neurology), MSc (Neurology), HHP, BCIP, CCH, RH (AHG)

Welcome to the BioNexus Health podcast with Dr. Jodie A. Dashore, who holds a Ph.D. in integrative medicine, a Doctorate in OT, specializing in neurology, is board-certified in Integrative Pediatrics, an internationally recognized pioneering clinician, registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild, and author. Her naturopathic journey began when her son, who was diagnosed with autism, developed a series of traumatic, life-threatening chronic health issues. For over a decade, she’s honed her skills to combine the ancient ayurvedic healing practices of her homeland with western herbal medicine that has helped patients in over fifty countries and recovered her son, who is on his own journey towards becoming a physician.

Master herbalist Dr. Dashore and guests explore and share information and stories about recovering and healing from chronic and environmental illnesses such as mold/ biotoxin illness, Lyme disease, autism spectrum disorder, fatigue, Crohn's and colitis, mast cell activation syndrome, PANS, and more.

Lyme Disease

This series shares the stories of recovery and hope from patients and parents who learned their complications frequently meant deeper than Lyme. Many patients who suffer for years from debilitating symptoms often find co-infections or complications for mold/ biotoxin illness.


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