Doctor Jody Greenfield’s Lyme Hack

Jody Greenfield

Lyme Disease Tip Summary:

Dr. Jody Greenfield from Get Well Medical Care in Delray Beach, Florida, shares valuable insights for our Lyme Hackathon from his own experience with Lyme disease, emphasizing two crucial elements for recovery:

  1. Finding a Lyme Literate Physician: One of the most significant steps in her recovery was finding an excellent physician knowledgeable about Lyme disease and its co-infections. This expertise is crucial for effective treatment due to the complex nature of Lyme and its varied manifestations.
  2. The Power of Positive Attitude: Dr. Greenfield highlights the importance of maintaining a positive mindset throughout the treatment process. He believes that a positive attitude played a vital role in her recovery, often reminding herself of her progress and potential for improvement. According to her, nurturing a positive outlook can significantly impact the healing process, while a negative mindset may hinder recovery.

Dr. Greenfield advises following the guidance of a trusted healthcare practitioner and maintaining faith in one’s ability to recover. Her message is a reminder of the profound impact that mental and emotional health has on physical recovery, particularly in the context of complex chronic illnesses like Lyme disease. He hopes her approach and positive experience can inspire and help others on their journey to wellness.

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Video Transcript:
“Hi, everybody. I’m Dr. Jody Greenfield from Get Well Medical Care of South Florida in Delray Beach, Florida. You know, I had Lyme disease pretty bad in the past, I was pretty ill and debilitated. I really wanted to get better. So, I would like to talk about an important Lyme hack, which I think should be helpful for a lot of people. For me, it was super important that I was able to find an excellent Lyme literate physician who was familiar with Lyme disease, the coinfections, and its many, many important manifestations. Something else that is super important is a positive attitude. I believed I’d get better and I had faith I would get better. Every day, I would tell myself, “I’m getting better, I’m going to get better, I will be better”. So it’s super, super important. So it sounds simple, but it’s true. If you have a positive attitude, it should help you get better. If you have a negative attitude, if you keep saying you’re not going to get better, don’t worry, you won’t. So believe in yourself, believe, have faith, and have a positive attitude. Follow instructions from your trusted healthcare practitioner, and hopefully, all will go well and you should get better. Thank you, and I hope this is helpful for you and you get well soon.” – Doctor Jody Greenfield