Dr. Stephanie Farrell, ND
Dr. Stephanie Farrell is a board-certified Naturopathic doctor with 10 years clinical experience treating complex illness. She is trained as a primary doctor but her clinical emphasis is focused on treating complex disorders that might encompass the following: Chronic Lyme disease or infection, digestive disorders, chronic fatigue, mood disorders, allergies and endocrine imbalances. If you have gone to numerous doctors without obtaining relief, you have come to the right place!
In her practice, Dr. Farrell has seen patterns emerge among her patients, both pediatric and adult. Many in her patient population have similar symptoms such as chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, chronic digestive issues, high reactivity to foods and medications and other unusual symptoms. She discovered that many of her patients were suffering from chronic infections or neurotoxic illnesses such as Lyme disease, co-infections, mold and/or heavy metal toxicity.
She sought out further study in this area, studying with and becoming a member of the International Lyme and Associated Disease society (ILADS), learning about heavy metal toxicity from Dr. Walter Crinnon and with doctors specializing in treating Lyme, associated co-infections and mold toxicity.
Having Lyme disease is a unique journey. No two Lyme patients will have the same symptoms. The treatment must be tailored to fit the individual, level of sensitivity, and degree of illness. In healing chronic infection, there is no “magic pill”.
HAVING LYME DISEASE REQUIRES PATIENCE, GREATER SELF-CARE AND KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR LIMITATIONS IN A WAY BRINGING YOU BACK TO TRULY KNOWING YOURSELF
My Approach to Treating Chronic Infection:
- Supporting the toxic or weak organ systems
- Treating the infections with antimicrobials: either antibiotics, herbal, or intravenous therapy
- Reducing inflammation through herbs, diet or supplements
- Reducing exposure to compromising factors such as mold, EMFs, pesticides, allergens or heavy metals.
- Treating biofilms. Biofilms are polysaccharide matrixes, produced bacteria and fungi, as a survival strategy while under attack in their environment by harsh antimicrobials like antibiotics. Under the protection of biofilm, they become tolerant and resistant to antibiotics and the immune responses. If a person is not responding to treatment, biofilms may need to be addressed with enzymes and herbs.
- Lifestyle and nervous system support. Lyme affects the nervous system and therefore quieting the nervous system is an important component in healing. Toxic or stressful life situations must be addressed. Meditation, rest, getting 8 hours of sleep, self-acceptance, and dealing with previous trauma is encouraged.
- Addressing pain with Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM). Microcurrent uses tiny electrical currents to help heal the body. The output of the machine is so low, that you do not feel any electrical stimulation, but your cells do. Each cell type (kidney cells, muscle cells, etc.) has a specific electrical current level that it operates at. By changing the frequencies on the machine to match those of individual cells, we can relieve pain and target the healing process.
- A healing diet – Organic, reduced carbohydrate and sugar intake, free range, grass-fed meat, dairy and eggs. Various diets may be recommended depending on the individual’s needs.
To learn more about Dr. Farrell visit her website StephanieFarrellND.com.