TAP 176 - Dr. Jay Davidson on Lyme Disease and Anxiety


This week I talk to Dr. Jay Davidson, a doctor focusing on a natural functional medicine approach. Dr. Jay was the host of the Chronic Lyme Disease Summit with 33 experts that happened April 2016. We discuss how anxiety might be caused by Lyme Disease and what you can do about it. 



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In this episode you will learn:

  • How Jay Davidson learned about Lyme Disease
  • What is Lyme Disease? (7:20)
  • What is the bulls-eye rash? (9:35)
  • Does chronic Lyme Disease exist? (10:00)
  • How is Lyme Disease transmitted? (11:38)
  • How to identify Lyme Disease (13:49)
  • What do you do if you get bit/stung by a tick? (15:18)
  • What are the different forms of Lyme bacteria? (18:41)
  • What was Jay’s wife’s path to recovery?
  • What is the relationship between Lyme Disease and anxiety? (26:20) 
  • What to do if you are suffering from Lyme Disease and anxiety? (31:45)
  • What are other things Jay recommends for people with anxiety? (37:17)
  • What is Jay’s view on pharmaceutical drugs? (42:58)
  • Where is the future of functional medicine going? (47:35)


  • “Our emotional health and thoughts play a big role with our overall health" (5:55)
  • "300,000 people in America contract Lyme Disease each year” (9:23)
  • "Lyme disease and ticks and what carries it, they don’t know borders" (13:05)
  • “If you are having significant health issues, it’s usually not just Lyme Disease. Meaning it’s part of
    the puzzle” (14:00)
  • “I believe emotional part is a big piece, I believe toxicity is a big piece and I also believe pathogens is a big piece to the anxiety category” (30:51)


Books/products mentioned:

  • W.O. China healing oil (18:00)
  • BurBur (28:55)
  • Carbon Charcoal (29:12)
  • DNA Connections Lyme Lab test (34:07)
  • Death By Medicine - Gary Null (43:44)