Sunday, October 8, 2017



Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) welcome Tobey Williamson of Good Hearth Eastern Medical Arts to their October 10th Rockland Lyme Support meeting as their guest speaker. The meeting will be held at The Knox Center (Skilled/Longterm Rehab) downstairs in the Rockland training room located at 6 White St, Rockland, Maine from 6p-8p.

Acupuncturist, herbalist and recently a Lyme patient, Tobey documented his journey from Lyme diagnosis through treatment in his blog https://goodhearth-acupuncture.com/blog/2017/08/15/5/a-first-hand-account-of-treating-acute-lyme-disease/  and he will share with us his personal first hand experiences and what it has taught him.

Tobey's mission is to help you rediscover what it feels like to move freely without pain and to know that your body is built to heal itself.  

From Pain to Digestion and Nausea, Reproductive issues to Mental Health and Wellness ~ Acupuncture, moxibustion and herbal medicines work by activating the body's own healing powers.   

Tobey Williamson is licensed to practice acupuncture and herbal medicine in Maine and Hawaii and is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (L.Ac. & Dipl. OM) certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He earned a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Institute for Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Honolulu's Chinatown.

Concurrent with his Master’s program, Tobey also completed a rigorous clinical apprenticeship under master acupuncturist, Dr. Chieko Maekawa, L.Ac., Ph.D., founder of the Seitai Shinpo Acupuncture Foundation. As a post-graduate, Certified Seitai Shinpo Acupuncturist (CSSAc) at Dr. Maekawa's Kona Clinic of Acupuncture, he continued to help patients heal from a variety of complex health concerns.

Please join us, learn more about Tobey's journey with Lyme, what treatment services he offers and how they can aide in your recovery back to health and wellness.

Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) is a 501c3 nonprofit, the Maine-partner of the national Lyme Disease Association, a member of the Maine CDC Vector-borne Work group and active in Maine's Lyme legislation. Their support meetings are educational, free and open to the public. For information about the meeting, MLDSE and the free community resources that they offer, visit www.mldse.org

Monday, September 18, 2017

Special Announcement




Dr Jill Mahoney MD and Dr Jacob Aguiar ND
are pleased to announce
the opening of their new clinic:

Scarborough Integrative Health
Scarborough, Maine


Scarborough Integrative Health, a patient-centered, tick-borne disease clinic, will open their doors this November, seeing patients Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8am to 4pm with hours expanding (with possibly one late night a week) as the clinic grows.   Patients will be provided with extensive lab work and testing, prescription (oral and IV) meds, as well as supplements and herbal therapies.  IV nutritional therapy and chelation therapy services will be offered, gradually expanding to offer acupuncture, body work, ozone therapy and injection therapy.  David Aronson, LCSW, will be joining the clinic and offering counseling services as a Lyme Literate social worker.  Dr Mahoney and Dr Aguiar welcome the addition of like-minded practitioners who want to help them offer the best possible services to their patients.  All services provided will be done on a self-pay basis with a coded superbill given at each visit for insurance purposes.  One day a month, the clinic will be offering a Free Care Program, offering free testing and treatments to patients who qualify through the application process and who are accepted into the program.


Dr. Jill Mahoney MD graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2000, after which she completed internship at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, FL.  She then served as a General Medical Officer in the United States Navy, acting as Senior Medical Officer for Destroyer Squadron 14 during their Spring 2002 deployment. Dr. Mahoney subsequently received the Navy Achievement Medal for her military service.  After separating from the Navy, Dr. Mahoney completed Family Medicine residency training at the University of Massachusetts.  In 2006, she relocated to Maine where she has been caring for patients as a family physician for the past decade.  She has received several awards for patient care, among them the American Red Cross " Real Heroes" award for Medical Outreach in 2013.   Dr. Mahoney is grateful for the opportunity to have worked with providers outside of allopathic medicine who have offered their expertise regarding the care of patients with tick borne illness. 

As a naturopathic doctor, Dr Jacob Aguiar works with each patient to create personalized and effective treatment solutions.  Prior to receiving his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, he received his BA in anthropology from Dartmouth College, graduating Magna Cum Laude.  He discovered in a class titled “The Anthropology of Health and Illness” that rarely is any disease confined to the physical body or the psyche alone.  Rather, the experience of health and dis-ease is a complex interplay of social, economic, psychological, and physical factors.  This understanding is crucial in the context of Lyme and associated diseases, which often create stressors in each of these areas. he has studied with leading experts in Lyme diagnosis and treatment over the last 10 years, including Dr Klinghardt MD, Dr Horowitz MD, Dr Ross MD, and Dr Burrascano MD.   He spent the last several years treating over 1,000 patients with Lyme and tick-borne infections at North Coast Family Health in New Hampshire.   He continues to deepen my knowledge and stay up to date with current research by attending International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) conferences, other related conferences throughout the year, and reading the latest books published by leaders in integrative health care. 

Dr Jacob’s deep desire to bring this accumulated knowledge back to Maine to help the Lyme community has led to partnering with his colleague, Dr Jill Mahoney MD, who has been successfully treating Lyme disease in Maine for many years and their decision to open a patient-center tick-borne illness clinic.  They both understand that attaining health is a process and do their best to provide proven solutions while supporting and empowering their patients along the way. 

Dr Mahoney and Dr Aguiar look forward to working with each patient’s desires, beliefs, and values to develop a treatment and management approach that works to help their patients establish and reach personal health goals.

For more information about Scarborough Integrative Health, Drs Mahoney and Aguiar will be speaking at Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education’s Brunswick Lyme support meeting on Wednesday, Oct 4th from 6-8p at Mid Coast Hospital located at 123 Medical Center Dr, Brunswick, Maine.  For more information about this meeting, visit www.mldse.org

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Igenex Q&A Night

On Wednesday November 1st, Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) will be hosting an Igenex Q&A Night from 6-8pm at Mid Coast Hospital with Bob Giguere and Doug Priest from Igenex Inc. 

This educational event is free open to the public to come and learn about the problems associated with current lyme and tick-borne disease and why Igenex has been the leading tick-borne disease laboratory for over 25 years!

Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) is a 501c3 nonprofit, the Maine-partner of the national Lyme Disease Association, a member of the Maine CDC Vector-borne Work group and active in Maine's Lyme legislation. Their support meetings are educational, free and open to the public. For information about the meeting, MLDSE and the free community resources that they offer, visit www.mldse.org

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Wiscasset Lyme Disease Support Meeting


Jennie McNeil, FNP will be the guest speaker at Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education's Lyme Support meeting on Tuesday, September 26 from 6-8pm at Wiscasset Community Center, 242 Gardiner Rd, Wiscasset, Maine.

Peaceful Medicine, located at 251 Jefferson Street, Waldoboro, Maine is where Jennie offers Integrative Medicine consults, Therapeutic massage, Reiki and Energy work, Pranayama and Meditation, Biomat Inferaed Therapy, Essential Oils and Supplements along with Holistic Wellness and Healing Guidance with a genuine desire to support each person on their healing journey. 

Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) is a 501c3 nonprofit, the Maine-partner of the national Lyme Disease Association, a member of the Maine CDC Vector-borne Work group and active in Maine's Lyme legislation. Their support meetings are educational, free and open to the public. For information about the meeting, MLDSE and the free community resources that they offer, visit www.mldse.org

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Rockland Lyme Disease Support Meeting


Lesli Olson, Pharmacist at Kennebec Pharmacy will be the guest speaker at Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education's September 12th Lyme disease support meeting in Rockland. 

The meeting will be held downstairs in Rockland training room from 6-8pm at the Knox Center, 6 White St, Rockland, Maine. This meeting is free and open to the public who has been affected by Lyme and tick-borne disease and those who want to learn more about it.

Lesli is a licensed Pharmacist and Clinical Sales Specialist for Kennebec Pharmacy and Home Care. She works with physicians and health professionals throughout the state of Maine to provide the necessary education and support for effective patient care.  Her current areas of focus include Specialty Care and Home Infusion Therapy. As a native of Maine and an outdoor enthusiast, she holds prevention and treatment of Lyme Disease close to her heart. Lesli will discuss treatment with home infusion antibiotics for refractory cases of Lyme Disease.

For more information about this meeting and MLDSE, please visit our website www.mldse.org

Friday, September 1, 2017

Brunswick Lyme Disease Support Meeting



Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education welcomes Dr Devra Krassner, ND of Integrative Health Center of Maine as their guest speaker at their Lyme Support meeting on Wed September 6 from 6-8pm (conference rooms 1&2) at Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Maine.

Dr. Devra Krassner offers comprehensive naturopathic medicine to families, women, men and children. Treatment plans are individualized to address the full range of acute and chronic conditions, as well as to support people wishing to optimize their health.


After graduating from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 1987, Dr. Krassner returned to the east coast to practice. 


Devra Krassner, ND specializes in women’s health, homeopathy, botanical (herbal) medicine, and medical nutrition and lifestyle counseling. She has a special interest in health care for women and children, and has expertise in the areas of hormonal balance, osteoporosis, mood stabilization, and behavioral and attention disorders.  Diagnostic techniques include standard physical and gynecological exams and laboratory testing. Dr. Krassner also uses functional medicine to assess and treat conditions such as food sensitivities, adrenal fatigue and digestive imbalances. Many of the people who Dr. Krassner sees just do not feel well, and have been unable to determine what is wrong with them or what can be done to help.  She focuses on the underlying causes of problems rather than simply treating the symptoms.

Dr. Krassner is committed to sharing information with people, thereby empowering them to have more control over their health care and their lives. She is excited to be part of an integrative health center, working collaboratively with other health care practitioners to provide optimal service to those who seek her care.

Dr. Krassner has lectured extensively on many topics in the field of naturopathic medicine and has been featured on television, radio and in various newspapers. 

In addition to her practice, Dr. Krassner is an adjunct professor at Kaplan University, where she teaches in the Medical Assistant program.  She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Maine Association of Homeopaths, and past president of the Maine Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

This meeting is free and open to the public for those affected by Lyme and tick-borne disease and those who want to learn more about it. Child care is not provided so we ask that you please plan accordingly.

For more information about this meeting and MLDSE, please visit our website www.mldse.org

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Union Fair 2017

Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) ~ Visit us August 19-26 at the Union Fair. Find us in the Exhibition Hall daily 10a-4p

MLDSE raises awareness, fosters education, advocates for change and provides local community support and resources such as Lyme literate provider referrals and financial assistance programs.

For more information, visit our website:  www.mldse.org
 
 
 
 

Sunday, August 6, 2017


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.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Brunswick Lyme Support Meeting: Guest Speaker


From Lyme patient to Lyme provider, David Aronsen, LCSW knows all too well the struggles someone with a tick-borne disease goes through and faces on their journey back to health.
http://catchinghealth.bangordailynews.com/2017/06/23/blog/lyme-disease-therapist/
So please join us on Wed Aug 2 from 6-8pm at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Having his own personal experience with Lyme, David will share his personal story with us along with the tools and resources that he uses to guide his patients on their own journeys back to wellness.



Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Wiscasset Lyme Disease Support Meeting Speaker: Darrell Gudroe


Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) is pleased to host, Darrell Gudroe, caregiver consultant and Board member of Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine (MMCM) at their upcoming Lyme support meeting on Tuesday, July 25 from 6-8pm at the Wiscasset Community Center.  Gudroe is also the owner of the recently opened, Pharmer's Market in Boothbay, a store that provides a variety of products and services for those seeking to incorporate medical cannabis into their treatment protocol.

In an effort to steer away from opiates and pharmaceuticals, studies have shown medical cannabis to alleviate many symptoms and get health conditions under control from nausea and insomnia to seizures and anxiety.  Gudroe has participated in many of MLDSE's conferences and has spoken at other support meetings.  An expert in the field of CBD products and medical cannabis, we are inviting him back to share with our group all the services that his new store provides to the community. MLDSE brings in expert speakers to their meetings to help expand options for those seeking treatment for their symptoms from chronic illness.

Medication comes in a myriad of forms and methods including salves, balms, body butter, lotions, roll-ons, tinctures, soaps (dye-free, scent-free, or scented – vanilla lavender is one), oils,and in sweets including lollipops and cookies. Many of the market’s CBD products are FDA-approved, made by friends of Gudroe, including Hippy Chick (Janet Mcallister) Natural Solutions in Guilford, and Healing Harbors in Harpswell. Healing Harbors researches and manufactures infused topicals. Sticky Bud Farms also provides dog biscuits and edibles for humans.

In addition to the CBD products that may be purchased by anyone, the market also sells medical marijuana, which can only be purchased  by patients with a medical marijuana card from their doctor who have designated Pharmers Market as their caregiver of choice.  And for those who have an interest in learning more about growing their product, there is someone at the market who can help with that as well.

Darrell brings years of experience, including his own personal story of overcoming chronic illness and a desire to help those seeking health and wellness.

The support meeting is open to those afflicted with Lyme or tick-borne disease, those who want to learn more about it and those who would like to learn more about the usage of medical cannabis and the products and services you can find at Pharmer's Market.

For more information about this meeting, please call Paula (207) 446-6447, Angele (207) 841-8757 or visit our websitewww.mldse.org

[Photo credit:  H Roberts Photography]

Friday, July 14, 2017



MLDSE is please to be a part to this yearly community event. We invite you to stop by our table 10a-2p.

What is Summerfest?

Every year on the fourth Saturday in July, the Wiscasset Common comes alive with the activities of Summerfest. 

Music by a ragtime band, a Scottish piper, a barbershop quartet or a guitar-playing college student may fill the air.  Crafts made by the Organ Society ladies are for sale as well as jumbles, treasures, plants, baked goods, wood products and toys.  The Uncommon CafĂ© serves hamburgers, hotdogs and sandwiches.   Children’s events and the annual dog show and parade round out the day’s activities.

 The First Congregational Church’s Summerfest began as an all-church affair in 1983, following many years as an annual summer fair held by the Ladies’ Organ Society.  Proceeds of the fair are donated to local outreach organizations at a special Sunday in October set aside for the presentations.   



HOW NOT TO HAVE A TICK ENCOUNTER

Join Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education on Tuesday July 18th at 2:00pm at the Boothbay Region Community Center as co-founders, Paula Jackson Jones and Angele Rice, share How Not To Have A Tick Encounter! 

Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education, a nonprofit organization and Maine partner of the national Lyme Disease Association as well as members of Maine's CDC Vector-borne Work Group, host year round educational talks and workshops as well as give free prevention talks, sharing ways to stay tick-free while enjoying the great outdoors in Maine. Both Jackson Jones and Rice are survivors of late stage neurological Lyme disease and other tick-borne co-infections so they speak from a place of experience, sharing their personal journeys and collective knowledge to help others avoid tick encounters or get the help they need in recovering from tick-borne disease.

Bring your questions and find some answers. This event is free and open to the public.  If you have questions, contact the Community Center at (207) 633-9876.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Guest Speaker: Rockland Lyme Support Meeting


About Our Speaker:
Nancy brings a roaming mind and a willing heart to explorations that have taken her from life on a wilderness farm in Western Maine as a hand-weaver designing textiles for recognized national brands to cooking on an ocean racing sailboat. She has lived in Camden for 30 years, integrating her journeys through Jean Houston’s Mystery School, membership in the American Holistic Medical Association, and ongoing trainings in many health supporting practices. Her passion for plants and creativity weave together to form the foundation of a practice dedicated to support the essence in each one of us.
She is the first Certified Professional Life Coach in Maine (1997), the first Certified Zentangle Teacher in Maine (2010), and earned her Aromatherapy certification in 2013 from Aromahead Institute. She continues working on her certification as a Clinical Aromatherapist with teachers in Europe as well as the U.S. She is also a certified (2005) Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster facilitator.
Nancy is trained as an ADD coach and works with adults to resolve issues such as organization, planning, and impulse control.
She is a mother and gardener and has never met a workshop description that didn’t have her ready to go sign up. She is a co-founder of the Midcoast chapter of the Maine Women’s Network and a founding member of Destination Wellness Midcoast Maine.

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

HEY FRANK NATION ~ TUNE IN!!

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:
www.mldse.org or 
info@mldse.org


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:
www.mldse.org
info@mldse.org


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Our Interview on WCSH6

 In case you missed us at 6:30am this morning, here we are. http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/bill-chinnock-tribute-concert-and-fundraiser/421674561 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.