04 Sep STNH 11: Live from the Bioceuticals Symposium – Dr Jay Lombard
“Dr. Lombard is part Sherlock Holmes part Sigmund Freud.”
-Jay Walker, Founder of Ted Med
Dr Jay Lombard is a forward-thinking neurologist like no other… and a trailblazer in the field of integrative neuropsychiatry. His curiosity and tenacity, combined with a heartfelt compassion for his patients, is widely respected throughout the integrative medical community.
In this episode we talk about integrative medical interventions for neurodegenerative conditions like ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
“Even to this day, most of neurology is ‘diagnose and adios,’ meaning that we’re very good as diagnosticians… but we have very few proven beneficial interventions to choose for patients who are suffering from these diseases.”
Dr Lombard strongly believes that there is a huge link between underlying infections in the body (especially gastrointestinal bugs like C. Difficile) and neurodegenerative diseases. These bugs are evolutionarily designed to be resistant to everything we throw at them, including the latest antibiotics, and the discussion around this is fascinating!
We talk about genetic testing, the overwhelming nature of the results, and why the outcomes of these tests may cause more confusion than good.
“The problem with genetic testing in general, if you don’t understand how to interpret genetic information… oversimplifying a gene test result that becomes prescriptive, actually creates more noise than signal for a patient’s wellbeing.”
Could there be something more important than genetics when it comes to neurological diseases? Tune in to find out!
We also chat about the best way forward in patient care, and how practitioners from all paradigms and modalities can come together to create better outcomes.
“Medications in general, particularly in psychiatry, are purely symptomatic – I mean that they’re not addressing the cause of a psychiatric problem, they’re basically just addressing an effect. At best, these medications only alleviate symptoms, so I think that we need to be open to what meds can do and what they can’t do. And what they can cause as problems as well. Which is why we need a collaborative integration.”
Can I get a HELL YES?!
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