https://livingwithlyme.us/episode-115-hyperthermia-and-detoxification-for-lyme-disease/

Michelle McKeon

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Michelle McKeon, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, who discusses how she became interested in tick-borne illness treatments and how she became and important liaison for so many patients looking for treatment with hyperthermia and detoxification. Michelle owns Lyme and Cancer Services, where she helps people navigate their illness and treatment strategies.

Michelle specializes in detoxification, tick-borne diseases, gut dysbiosis, and inflammatory issues. She has been guiding both local and long-distance clients through addressing various factors that are causing their symptoms. Michelle looks for these answers through exploring mold mycotoxins, genetic/methylation issues, heavy metals, tick-borne infections, cell membrane damage, parasites and viral infections, candida, dental issues, diet and gut flora.

Michelle was introduced to functional medicine after her personal struggle with a debilitating battle of Lyme disease. She sought out hyperthermia treatment and detoxification therapies at a hospital in Germany. This treatment saved her life, and for the first time she was able to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Once returning home from the hospital, she immersed herself in daily detoxification and cell membrane repair therapies, vitamins and supplements, herbal tinctures, and she followed a strict diet to aid her body in the recovery process. From this experience, she decided to go back to school to receive a master’s degree in human nutrition. She graduated summa cum laude from The University of Bridgeport. From there she became a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS).

Since recovering, Michelle is the owner and operator of her nutrition practice, Balancing Pathwaysand another company called Lyme and Cancer Services, where works as a liaison between hospitals that offer hyperthermia treatment and patients who are interested in treatment.

She has authored two e-books, and advocates for people with health conditions, through writing articles for health magazines, and speaking at conferences and support groups. Her passion for integrative medicine grew from her healing journey, which was aided by living a nutritional and balanced lifestyle. Her dynamic combination of personal, professional, and educational experiences has created a foundation to effectively support people in becoming their optimal selves: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

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SHOW NOTES

  • How she become interested in integrative medicine?
  • What does her therapy process look like.
  • Some other recovery factors to look into when dealing with tick-borne infections (mold, heavy metals, gut flora, candida, parasites, cell-membrane repair, dental issues, and methylation issues)
  • Therapies to help with detoxification
  • Advice for others dealing with chronic illness

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**Comment**

More about hyperthermia:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2015/09/21/hyperthermia-and-msids/

My guess is McKeon went to the St. George Clinic in Germany under the direction of Dr. Frederick Douwes who stumbled upon Hyperthermia as a possible cure for MSIDS while treating cancer patients.  Again, hyperthermia gives the body an artificial fever.  For over 6 hours a patient’s body is heated to 41.7 degrees C (107 degrees F).  Douwes does not use hyperthermia alone, but incorporates ozone, Reiki, acupuncture, foot spa detox, magnetic and laser therapy and IV antibiotics.  It costs anywhere from $30,000 – $55,000 for treatment.

When I quizzed Douwes about “curing” Lyme he was evasive and stated people need “tune ups,” similarly to the issue with blood ozone and nearly every other treatment for Lyme/MSIDS.  I wish I could say there’s a magic bullet for this but I’d be lying.  

While I’m thrilled McKeon obtained her health back, I want you to know that many using hyperthermia don’t.  Plus, as always, one must consider cost, time commitment  availability/ease of treatment, etc. because relapses are common requiring retreatment.  If you blow all your pennies all at once there may be nothing left in the kitty for the future.  Food for thought.

Dr. Ross states that in  his experience, hyperthermia’s effects last 2-3 months:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/11/03/success-of-prescription-alternative-medicine-lyme-treatments/

For more on treatment:  
Lastly, I have no idea if coinfections are as susceptible to heat as Lyme, as well as the fact patients often struggle with other issues such as mold, MCAS, food sensitivities/allergies, etc.  Again, I have no idea if hyperthermia will help those issues.
Also, you can mimic hyperthermia yourself cheaply by exercising, using saunas and things like Biomats.
Detoxing is a crucial prong of treatment and sweating assists this process.

For more:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/06/07/can-you-really-sweat-out-toxins-the-truth-about-exercise-detoxing/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/12/14/detoxing-with-infrared-saunas/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/09/28/hotter-bodies-better-at-fighting-disease/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/12/15/what-you-need-to-know-about-mthfr-detox-genetics-and-autism/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/07/09/mthfr-lyme/