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Mary C. Johnson, Dietetic Intern Thursday, February 04, 2016 Cardiovascular Health  Diet and Prevention  General  Lyme Disease  Nutrition  Nutrition Cancer Prevention  Nutrition, Food as Medicine  Obesity  Paleo Diet  Preventative Health  Recipes  Weight Gain  Weight Loss 

In our fast-paced lives, we demand meals on-the-go and often reach for the quickest options available. This most often involves purchasing pre-packaged or fast-food meals which are typically higher in sodium and saturated fat which are detrimental to our heart health. These quick options are also lower in fiber and phytochemicals (cancer fighting compounds found in the color of the food) that are found in plant-based foods which are important for our overall health. Optimizing your diet to include plant-based foods is a surefire way to increase the nutrient density of your diet and maximize your disease fighting potential. Spending time planning and preparing your meals each week is one of the best ways to ensure diet success for heart health. Here are a few easy tips to get you started in quick meal planning and preparation that you can start to incorporate into your routine.

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The Stram Center Sunday, July 12, 2015 Cancer Therapy  Diet and Prevention  General  Integrative Cancer Care  Integrative Medicine  Lyme Disease  Mind Body Medicine  Mind Body Medicine, Reiki  Nutrition Cancer Prevention  Pain Management  Preventative Health 

Integrative Oncology focuses on nutritional, herbal, and mind-body therapies that can complement standard cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation in order to strengthen the immune system, minimize side effects, and improve quality of life, encouraging the best overall outcome.

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Eric C. Sharer MPH, RD, CSO, CDN Sunday, May 10, 2015 General  Integrative Medicine  Lyme Disease  Lyme Disease, ILADS  Mind Body Medicine  Nutrition  Nutrition, Food as Medicine 

Managing the stress of Lyme with a healthy lifestyle: Diet, Exercise/Physical Activity, Sleep, and Stress Management.

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Christopher Reilly L.Ac., MSA Sunday, May 10, 2015 Acupressure Points  Acupuncture  General  Lyme Disease  Lyme Disease, ILADS  Preventative Health 

There are many benefits to acupressure. Supporting the lung channel is very important when faced with Lyme and related illnesses.

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Ronald Stram, M.D. Thursday, March 26, 2015 Healthcare Reform  Lyme Disease  Lyme Disease, ILADS  Ronald L. Stram MD 

The Lyme Disease Treatment Guidelines, authored by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), are currently undergoing review. While there are multiple perspectives regarding the best treatment protocols for Lyme disease, and two professional medical societies that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, the CDC and the nation's insurance companies have historically selected the guidelines authored by the IDSA to be the sole voice for treatment advice for this highly complex and insufficiently understood illness. This has laid the groundwork for a lack of adequate treatment for hundreds of thousands of Lyme disease patients who have endured, and will continue to endure serious, persistent illness.

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Ronald L. Stram, MD Thursday, December 04, 2014 Lyme Disease  Lyme Disease, ILADS  Preventative Health  Ronald L. Stram MD 

The Stram Center is proud to announce that as of November 15th, we will be the first facility within the USA to offer a special Lyme Care iPAD application to better suite the needs of our patients.

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Dr. Ronald Stram, M.D. Tuesday, September 03, 2013 Healthcare Reform  Lyme Disease  Ronald L. Stram MD 

As often happens in medicine, scientific evidence evolves; the continual flux of new patients with symptoms suggestive of Lyme disease is growing and new research has proven that Lyme disease is more complex and prevalent than we thought. The time has come to move beyond the divisiveness of the past, listen to the suffering of our patients and their families and move forward with all sides of the discussion into an evidenced-based paradigm for research, education, and patient care. The question is no longer whether Lyme is a complicated disease, or whether the current testing is adequate or whether the Lyme bacteria can survive a single antibiotic challenge in order to become a persistent infection. High quality studies show not only that it happens, but they also show how it happens, and why we should not be surprised that it happens. Our objective now is to determine which patients suffer from acute and or persistent LD, and to keep pressing for evidence-based wisdom to guide physicians and allied health care providers called upon to treat them.

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Dr. Ronald Stram, M.D. Monday, October 29, 2012 Lyme Disease 

The following is a transcript of  “Treatment of Lyme Disease is Like Climbing Monkey Bars” an introduction by Dr. Ron Stram at the Tick Borne Disease Alliance Walk/Run to Fight Tick-Borne Diseases: BITE BACK FOR A CURE on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Crossing of Colonie, in Albany NY:

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Dr. Ronald Stram, M.D. Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Healthcare Reform  Lyme Disease  Preventative Health 

What’s going on here?

On Monday, I attended a forum hosted by Honorary Chairman Congressman Chris Gibson and the LymeNext Organizing Committee at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. I was struck by the association one of the speakers made between the current treatment denial by insurance companies for  LYME Disease and  the government sponsored Tuskegee research performed from 1932 to the 1970′s which looked at the long term effects of syphilis in the black population.

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