Dr. James Neuenschwander



Meet The Speaker

James Neuenschwander, M.D. (a.k.a. Dr. Neu) has been practicing integrative medicine since 1988. He is the owner of Bio Energy Medical Center, a multidisciplinary, integrative medical practice with the philosophy of treating illness at its source using whatever tools are available.

Dr. Neu is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Integrative and Holistic Medicine, as well as Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) as well as holding a certification in chelation therapy. He is a member of A4M, ACAM, and ILADS. He has been a DAN! Practitioner since 2007, a member of MAPS since its founding, and a MAPS

Lyme Disease & Pediatrics: The Gut Connection

Kids are more than simple, small adults. In this presentation, I will cover some of the differences between pediatric and adult Lyme and how these differences affect clinical decision making. I will then discuss the classical inflammatory and cellular response to Lyme and how this is impacted by the gut microbiome.  I will focus on the make up of that microbiome, how this influences the immune response to Lyme and Lyme co-infections, how this ecosystem is impacted by our Lyme treatments (herbal and medical), and how children are uniquely susceptible to perturbations to that ecosystem.  Finally, I will discuss solutions to these issues and how we can help our kids recover and remain resilient.

Key Learnings

  • Be familiar with the differences between how children respond to tick borne infections differently than adults
  • Understand the characteristics of children that make them more susceptible to tick borne illness
  • Be able to recognize the connections between control of the immune response and the gut biome when it comes to the immune response to Lyme and tick borne illnesses
  • Identify how the pediatric gut biome is particularly vulnerable to our interventions in treating infections and how to rebalance that ecosystem
  • Discuss techniques for measuring and restoring the gut biome to optimize our children’s recovery and resilience

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