Episode #34: Neurology and Autoimmunity with Dr. Elena Frid, MD
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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about autoimmunity and neurology in the context of Lyme disease and co-infections.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Elena Frid, MD. Dr. Elena Frid is a Board Certified Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist, widely regarded as a investigating diagnostician, adviser and treatment strategist specializing in Infection-Induced Autoimmune Disorders. Pioneering the field of Autoimmune Neurology, she often sees patients with complex cases of Lyme disease and co-infections resulting in multiple neurological complaints. Using cutting edge diagnostic tools and clinical expertise she is able to differentiate between idiopathic vs organic causes of various neurological disorders. Dr. Frid attended a coveted BA/MD program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and went on to North Shore-LIJ Health Care Systems where she completed residency in Neurology and fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology (EMG / EEG). Her many areas of expertise are: General Neurology, Headaches & Migraines, Autoimmune Neurology, Neuropsychiatric and Neurodegenerative Disorders. Her knowledge has been sought by patients from all over the United States, as well as England, Germany, Spain, Australia, and Canada. She is one of the most experienced and unique Lyme doctors in the field, due to her background in Autoimmune Neurology, with heavy focus on diagnostic methodology, clinical expertise in neurology and psychiatry, and treatment therapy encompassing western and eastern medicine. Dr. Frid is a member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). She is a voting member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), Medical Adviser to the Project Lyme organization, and member of the Independent Physicians of New York (IDNY). Upon request from families, Dr. Frid frequently collaborates on complex pediatric cases of Neuro Lyme disease with Dr. Charles Ray Jones, a world leading pediatric Lyme disease specialist with over 40 years’ experience in dealing with children with Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

Key Takeaways:

- How often is chronic Lyme neuro-Lyme? - What triggers autoimmunity? - Can autoimmune lab indicators be reversed? - What drives Hashimoto's? - How do you calm an over-active immune system? - What are the underlying issues in Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, MS, Parkinson's, ALS, and Alzheimer's? - What is PANDAS and PANS and does it resolve with treatment? - How do we keep our brains working well? - How can we heal the nerves after years of assault from chronic infections? - How can we reduce inflammation? - What causes seizures? Tinnitus? - What can we do about fear and anxiety involved in dealing with Lyme?

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Interview Date:

July 7, 2017


The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

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