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Rebecca Brinkmann, PhD, CHC

Rebecca Brinkmann, PhD, CHC

Dr. Rebecca Brinkmann became interested in nutrition, fitness & health after battling Lyme disease for several years.  During her treatment, she went on a quest to repair her own immune system. As a researcher, she became increasingly aware that in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, one must take charge of their own health.  She believes this is accomplished by working with one's physician rather than being a passive consumer of health care. Rebecca earned her doctorate in communication studies and has taught in higher education for over 12 years. She earned her health consulting certification from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. Her interest in health includes the mind, body and spirit connection.  She became deeply interested in the spiritual aspect of one's life while she obtained her ministry certification from Catch the Fire School of Ministry in 1996.

My Lyme Story Part I:  An introduction

My Lyme Story Part I: An introduction

Me in my Tick Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) hat!

Me in my Tick Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) hat!

Dr. Becca Brinkmann
is a researcher and blogger about health and Lyme. Her writings come from her own battle with the disease. She has a PhD in communication and has taught in higher education for over 12 years. When she squeezes time away from being a mom, she loves to write and teaches communication courses part time. She lives on a small family farm in Western PA with her husband Matt and three children.

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I decided to start an educational health blog about my experience with Lyme Disease (For my journey to a diagnosis, click here or visit "My Lyme Story Part II: When all hell broke loose").  My family and friends have encouraged me to take on this task because since my diagnosis, I have been able to help others who were chronically ill with no diagnosis, or with a wrong diagnosis. 

My hope is to help others who are searching for answers.  When you visit my site, I want you to feel like you have a friend who understands the pain and suffering that you have been going through.  My goal is to help you find your Hope to Health.  This is a journey and your health will not return overnight (although I sure do wish for this).  Recovering your immune system takes time and endurance, but you CAN do this!!! 

Much love & healing hope sent your way,

Becca

My Lyme Story Part II: When All Hell Broke Loose

My Lyme Story Part II: When All Hell Broke Loose