disciplines> Naturopathy> Jacob Aguiar
Lyme-Literate Naturopathic Doctor
875 Greenland Rd, Unit A-1
Portsmouth, NH 04074
B.A Magna Cum Laude in anthropology with Pre-Med coursework from Dartmouth College
Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University
Years in Practice: 3 years
Other Credentials: ILADS trained treating lyme disease. Additional training through IFM and A4M
Treatment Focus/ Specialities:
Lyme disease and tick borne infections including bartonellosis, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis
Men's Heath including Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, low libido, erectile dysfunction, low energy
Gastrointestinal Health including IBS, Crohns, ulcerative colitis, candida
Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes
Anxiety and Depression
Female Hormone Balancing
Prior to receiving my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, I received a BA in anthropology from Dartmouth College, graduating Magna Cum Laude. I discovered in a class titled “The Anthropology of Health and Illness” that rarely is any disease confined to the physical body or the psyche alone. Rather, the experience of health and dis-ease is a complex interplay of social, economic, psychological, and physical factors.
Having a particular interest in Lyme disease and associated infections, I have studied the work of many leading experts in Lyme diagnosis and treatment, including Dr Klinghardt MD, Dr Horowitz MD, Dr Ross MD, and Dr Burrascano, MD. I continue to stay up to date with current research by attending International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) conferences and other related conferences throughout the year.
My particular medical interests include: Lyme disease, men’s health, gastrointestinal health, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, anxiety and depression, and female hormone balancing. I have pursued additional training in these areas through ILADS, the Institute of Functional Medicine, and A4M.
Attaining health is a process, and I strive to provide proven solutions while supporting and empowering you along the way. I work with each patient’s desires, beliefs, and values to develop a treatment and management approach that works.
As a naturopathic doctor, I am trained to uncover the underlying cause of disease and treat it using the least invasive treatments possible. Having a training similar to medical doctors, but with a focus on integrative treatments and functional medicine testing, I can combine the best of natural medicine with standard allopathic medicine to help my patients achieve health. I am trained to treat any illness for which you might see your MD. Due to the high number of people with tick borne infections being misdiagnosed and mis-treated in New England, my practice has naturally developed a focus on tick borne infections, including Lyme disease. I am trained through ILADS, however I have sought out additional training with Drs Klinghardt, Ross, Burrascano, and Horowitz.