Author: Neil Nathan MD

Treatment Fatigue

Please talk about treatment fatigue in general, in particular, what are your options if your body cannot tolerate antibiotics, maybe the liver function is limited? By “treatment fatigue” I assume you mean that a specific patient cannot tolerate ongoing standard

How Do You Know if You Really Have Lyme Disease?

Why do patient symptoms vary so much? Everyone seems to have different symptoms so how can we be sure we all have Lyme disease? There is virtually no illness in which a specific disease manifests the exact same way in

Dental-Related Chronic Illnesses and Heavy Metal Toxicity

An excerpt from Chapter 10 of Healing Is Possible: New Hope for Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Persistent Pain, and Other Chronic Illnesses by Neil Nathan MD The Tooth, the Whole Tooth, and Nothing but the Tooth Why did the Zen Buddhist

How Long Will Treatment Take?

When new patients make their first appointments, they usually have many questions about how long their treatment will take. Understandably, they get frustrated when we cannot answer those questions with any kind of specificity. Here’s the problem: Before we actually

Book Review: Stephen Buhner on Mycoplasma and Bartonella Treatment

Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections: Complementary and Holistic Treatments for Bartonella and Mycoplasma by Stephen Harrod Buhner. Rochester, Vermont: Healing Arts Press; 2013. Softcover, 512 pages. ISBN 978-1-62055-008-3. $19.95 Review by Neil Nathan MD It may help readers of this review

The Bind That Ties – What is Chelation?

The Bind That Ties Excerpted from Healing Is Possible: New Hope for Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Persistent Pain, and Other Chronic Illnesses by Neil Nathan MD. Much is written about chelation, and as with any controversial therapy, much of this information

More Apologies…(for my profession)

  I gave a public lecture at the Mendocino Coast District Hospital on the controversies surrounding Lyme disease. You might wonder how the existence of a disease could be the subject for discussion, but it is! The entire medical profession

Finally…A New Model for Understanding Depression and Pain

  At last, the times, they are a changin’. For 25 years the medical profession has viewed depression as a “simple” imbalance or deficiency of serotonin and dopamine. This misguided concept has limited the treatment of depression almost exclusively to

How Do I Know My True Motivation to Get Well?

How Do I Know My True Motivation to Get Well? Last week, I had a very interesting conversation with a patient who has been with me for some time. She had just finished reading my book, which had raised for

Compassionate Service vs “Managed Healthcare”

On the Need to Apologize for a Profession’s Loss of Compassion Recently, during most of my patient visits, I find myself apologizing for my profession. That the profession of medicine should even require an apology seems deeply troubling to me.

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