Patients and practitioners report overwhelming need for training
Recognising an overwhelming need for patients to receive knowledgeable treatment LDAA is making Lyme disease training available online to Australian patients, carers and practitioners. LDAA has partnered with Dr Nicola Ducharme the creator of Lyme-Ed to make it possible for compassionate practitioners to treat Lyme and Lyme-like illness in Australia and for patients to understand their situation.
"I just wish I had access to this kind of information when I first got sick, it would have made the world of difference" ~ Sharon Whiteman
Dr Nicola Ducharme
Dr Nicola Ducharme is a Naturopathic Doctor who trained as a naturopath in her home country of Australia. She then earnt her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the prestigious Bastyr University in Seattle, moving to San Diego in 2003 to start her private practice. As founder and Medical Director of RestorMedicine, she specialises in working with individuals with chronic Lyme disease.
Dr Nicola has written four books on the subject of Lyme disease - The Lyme Diet, The Beginners Guide to Lyme Disease, Lyme Disease in Australia and Lyme Brain, and has been featured as a Lyme expert in Connie Strasheim's books on Lyme disease.
Course content and structure
World’s best practise Lyme treatment recognises that an integrative approach is required. With over 20 hours of valuable content, practitioners and patients alike can learn about how and why to adopt an integrative approach to Lyme - including what adopting an integrative approach actually means.
The training covers 10 modules plus access to supporting files and resources. It is possible to do each module sequentially or jump to what is of most interest of the biggest need.
The training addresses the nuances that patient and practitioners often face: what to do if antibiotics stop working; how to use a herbal co-infection provocation to assess which co-infections are dominant; strategies for emotional healing and ways to break through detrimental neural pathways; and 10 key factors that can hinder recovery.
It includes modules on why detoxification is so crucial and how to best support it; how to adjust nutrition to reduce inflammation; and how to manage the symptoms that are so common in Lyme including pain, mood imbalances, cognitive deficits and fatigue.
How to enrol
The course offers lifetime access to the content, 26 files and resources and a full and comprehensive curriculum. The patient and carer version is available for US$197 and the practitioner version US$397*.
View the curriculum overview.
Tell your practitioner about the training
If you would like to let your practitioner or carer know the training is available, please print the attached flyer. If you have any questions or need support, please contact LDAA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Do I have to pay in US dollars?
A: Yes, the course is priced in US dollars.
Q: What are my options if I’m not happy with the training?
A: Lyme-Ed has a 30 day refund policy.
Q: Is the training suitable for Australian practitioners?
A: Yes the training will help practitioners treat patients who acquired Lyme overseas and also patients with locally acquired Lyme-like illness.
Q: What does CDP stand for?
A: CDP stands for Continuing Professional Development. We are in the process of applying to have the course registered as CDP with the Australian Register of Naturopaths and Herbalists. Other allied health applications will be considered upon request.
* LDAA is an affiliate of Lyme-Ed having formed a financial agreement with Dr Nicola to receive part payment for each enrolment. This will contribute to our fundraising efforts so we can continue to support patients.