Lyme disease is the fastest growing infectious disease in the world with more than 476,000 new cases each year in the United States alone. The diagnosis of Lyme disease remains controversial in the medical community and there is poor recognition of persistent or chronic illness. Conventional medical treatment suggests a short course of antibiotics can adequately treat Lyme disease, yet many of those infected go on to suffer from ongoing symptoms even if they received early and appropriate therapy. This leaves the clinician navigating the best course of action for those who failed early treatment or those who may have been misdiagnosed and now present with persistent symptoms. In this talk, Dr. Purdy will discuss how a whole-person approach is needed to help Lyme patients overcome their illness and specifically address how integrating dietary and lifestyle management, herbal therapies, and immune modulation lead to more efficient and lasting clinical results.
Dr. Meagan Purdy graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon in and held a residency focusing on IV therapy and integrative cancer care at the Champlain Center for Natural Medicine in Vermont. Following residency, she founded the multi-disciplinary Holistic Health Center of Dallas, where she and her team helped thousands of patients recover from multiple ailments with a special interest in evidence-based alternative medicine approaches to the most difficult or chronic cases. She is passionate about patient education, and believes in involving her patients in their own healthcare. She has been a recurring guest on the popular morning show, Good Morning Texas, has appeared on multiple radio shows and podcasts, has attended as an expert speaker at multiple medical conferences, and is a regular contributor for many popular health blogs. She now sees patients remotely and continues to enjoy crafting new herbal recipes as her hobby while working as the Senior Manager of Scientific Education for Allergy Research Group.