Monday, June 19, 2017

Guest Speaker: Wiscasset Lyme Support Group

On Tuesday June 27, Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education will host Elizabeth Simmons, RN and Plexus representative at their Lyme Support meeting held at the Wiscasset Community Center from 6-8pm.

About Our Guest Speaker:
Elizabeth's passion for helping others began at the start of her educational years where she earned her degree at the University of Maine at Augusta in 1996. Since then, she has been a dedicated nurse for over 21 years. She began her own home based business in January of 2016 where she shares plant based supplements with others and guides them individually on their health journey. 

She has worked as a nurse in the areas of critical care, recovery rooms to her current  full-time position in maternity in pediatrics. Her nursing career has taken her on several travel assignments around the country where different cultural experiences have shaped her into the passionate, caring and helpful person she is today! 

This past year Elizabeth received the Daisy Award for Nursing. This nationwide award is given by nomination to recognize a nurse for providing Extraordinary Compassionate and Skillful Care. 

Elizabeth is passionate about helping others and giving them hope around their physical and emotional health in holistic ways. 

A few of her goals are to help empower people to create a life of 
*physical health from the inside out by restoring the body to its natural balance
*emotional health where you can find a passion for life every day
*freedom from pain so you can function on a daily basis and be more active. 

Her ultimate goal is to provide positive support to empower people who will become more self confident and find passion in living life to its fullest! 

Most recently Elizabeth has started a new BLOG that is titled Empowered Passionate Life.  This is a platform she uses to help provide support and inspiration to others.

Thursday, May 25, 2017


This Sunday,  May 28 at 5:30am with Leif Erickson from 107.5fm FRANK, Maine's Classic Rock Station for Community Connections, as #MLDSE raises awareness and prevention education on Lyme and tick-borne diseases here in Maine, sharing free community resources. 

If you miss us, check back for the recorded link!!

#Lymestrong #buildingbridges

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ladies Day at Damariscotta Hardware

Check us out at Ladies Day at Damariscotta Hardware this Saturday,  April 22 from 9a-3pm!!!!!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Cancellation Due To Weather

We are postponing this event due to incoming inclement weather.  We will be back at the Ames Wiscasset Hardware store May 20th!  And we will post reminders.  If you need support please don't hesitate to contact us: or

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Rockland Lyme Support Meeting

MLDSE is pleased to host our Community Partner, Jenni Plum of Green Plum Media, at our upcoming April 11 Rockland meeting.  Jenni will share her personal journey with Lyme and tick-borne disease and how she has benefited from adding medical cannabis to her treatment protocol.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Learn To Live Tick Free This Summer

Brunswick Lyme Support Meeting

Ariel Eliana Wilcox, RN, is the founder and Clinical Director of Access Health Renewal, a facility in Freeport specializing in new science and methods to identify and address biophysical stresses that interfere with recovery from pain, inflammation, chronic infection and other challenges.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Join Us for Igenex Q & A Night

On Tuesday March 28th, the Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) will be hosting Bob Giguere and Doug Priest from Igenex Inc as their guest speakers at their Wiscasset Lyme Disease meeting.  This meeting is open to the public to come and learn more about the problems with current Lyme testing and how Igenex is on the cutting edge of making a difference in the Lyme communities. Bring your questions, find some answers, leave with hope!

Damariscotta Lyme Support Meeting

Monday, March 13, 2017

Boothbay Harbor Lyme Support Meeting

Rockland Lyme Support Meeting is cancelled

Our Rockland Lyme Support Meeting is Canceled due to inclement weather and we want everyone to remain safe.  If you need any assistance or have questions please contact us:

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Our Interview on WCSH6

 In case you missed us at 6:30am this morning, here we are. For more information and details about our upcoming 3rd Annual #MLDSE Conference on April 29th and our Benefit Fundraiser and Concert on May 6th, please visit click on the Conference 2017 tab or the Midcoast Lyme Aide / Benefit Ride & Concert Tab on our website.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Free Community Lyme Disease Awareness Event

On Saturday, March 25th from 10a-2p Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) will be hosting a Lyme Disease Awareness and Education event at the Leeds Central School located at 1185 Route 106 in Leeds. Dr Beatrice Szantyr of MaineLyme will be joining them and sharing her popular community Tick Talk.  MLDSE will be giving their Prevention & Educational talk from 10a-12p, a short break then Dr. Beatrice Szantyr will speak from 1-2pm. 
This event is FREE and open to the public and light refreshments will be sold.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Brunswick Lyme Support Meeting

Join us and our guest speaker, Faith Benedetti, as she shares her knowledge and education with us about
"Integrating Cannabis into your Wellness Regimen"
Faith Benedetti has been working with cannabis medicine for more than a decade. One of the initiators of Maine's 2009 medical marijuana law, she is active in local cannabis politics as a state-licensed caregiver and patient advocate. A former teacher, social worker and community educator, she brings a lifetime of experiences to her work with groups and individuals. She operates a small private holistic healing practice in central Maine, merging Reiki and other alternative healing arts with cannabis therapies. 

Our meetings are open to all who wish to learn more about Lyme Disease and alternatives or supplements to their existing protocols. 

Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that serves the needs of Midcoast Maine's Lyme community through awareness, education, advocacy and free support resources. A Maine-partner of the national Lyme Disease Association, they are also members of the Maine CDC's Vector-borne Work Group and are active in Maine's Lyme Legislation movement.

They foster community education by bringing in guest speakers to their meetings to address subject matters that come up. They bring in expert providers in their field to educate, answer questions and who can offer a necessary connection to a medical need through their products and/or services. MLDSE offers meetings all across Midcoast Maine.

For more information about this meeting, other meetings or the organization, please contact Paula Jackson Jones (207) 446-6447, Angele Rice (207) 841-8757 or visit their website

Monday, February 6, 2017

Rockland and Boothbay Lyme Support Meeting Reminders

An Inside View of Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education With Paula Jackson Jones

A Lesson in Lyme, Living With Lyme, , , , , , , , , , ,

Community Matters More

Community Matters More ~
Giving back to Maine communities. The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation believes in giving back to our community. And we believe that by focusing on the needs that matter most to our neighbors and friends—from developing housing for our poor to direct charitable contributions—we matter more in the daily lives of our fellow Mainers.
Voters must be Maine residents.
Please cast your vote for Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (in Lincoln County). Start typing, our name appears in drop down box.
If we were award a grant, we would give it back to the people of Maine's Lyme Community through the Midcoast Lyme Aide fund, established to help those in financial need for testing.
Voting ends Feb 28th so please vote TODAY!!
Click this link to vote: 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Rockland Lyme Disease Meeting

Take charge of your symptoms with The 60 Day Challenge – food-based solution!

Is the 60 Day Challenge Right for You?

  • Have you wanted to try or get back on the Lyme Inflammation Diet® in Recipes for Repair, but felt overwhelmed because it feels like too much work?
  • Do you want to get the junk out of your diet, lose weight and start feeling better?
  • Do you know that what you eat can have an impact on your Lyme symptoms?
  • Do you think you or someone you love my have an undiscovered food sensitivity?
  • Do you feel like you’re addicted to foods that makes you feel worse?

If you answered yes to just one of these questions, this 60 day challenge could be for you!

Whether you wanted to try the Lyme Inflammation Diet in the past or tried it and haven't stuck with the diet the way you had hoped, why not give it a try again. And this time with a little help from me, Laura, the co-author of Recipes for Repair!
If it feels too overwhelming, you may have some of these same feelings and concerns that I did when I first discovered the diet in 2010:
  • This looks like way too much work.
  • No dairy, no sugar, no gluten? No way!
  • This is too drastic of a change from how I eat.
  • I don’t want to have to make multiple meals for the family.
If you have any of those fears, don’t fret. We are here to help. I (Laura) have been in a restricted version of Phase 4 since 2010 and am offering the 60 Day Challenge to help you successfully implement the diet!

You won't be alone as I'll be doing the diet with you! Together we'll go through each phase of the diet using the Updated and Expanded Second Edition of our book*. Both my mom and I will be there as a support, to answer questions and to share all the valuable insight, tools, tips and strategies that we’ve developed over the years since we first implemented the diet ourselves to ensure your success!

Sign up today and get this program for FREE (a 29.95 value), a special offer for MDLSE members/facebook followers!
"These recipes are some of the most powerful tools in the anti-inflammatory kit. As a holistic physician with a nutrition-based practice, I couldn’t recommend this resource more!"
Kelly Brogan, MD, New York Times Best selling author of A Mind of your Own
"Food-based healing is possible, and Recipes for Repair is a wonderful resource to help you accomplish your healing goals in a way that’s highly satisfying to all of your senses. Gail Piazza and Laura Piazza do a masterful job of developing dozens of delicious and beautifully presented recipes based on the principles of the diet."
Kenneth B. Singleton, MD, MPH, author of The Lyme Disease Solution and the diet featured in the book
"With the multiple difficulties seen with my patients, planning a healthy and appetizing diet can be like walking through a minefield. Recipes for Repair is a very well researched, written and illustrated book that is an excellent resource for Lyme patients to help them towards recovery and I highly recommend it."
Robert Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA, Past president of the International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society
"This book, very nicely, and with targeted precision, explains these interactions and gives a road map for implementing the dietary, and lifestyle modifications that are so necessary for a person’s treatment care path. From a gluten free diet to stocking your pantry, it’s like having a nutritionist sit down with every patient. Patients and physicians will benefit from this book as they attempt to achieve wellness."
Steven J. Bock, MD, FAAMA, DAAAM, Secretary ILADS
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