Category: lyme disease
Hi all! I’ve been doing tons of research and work now that I’m a third year integrative medicine student. As someone who has gone through the ‘good fight’ myself and have been declared remissed after 8 years of fighting, I wanted to share important dietary tips that have been clinically proven to assist in the process. Before we start, I think it’s important to … Read More Inflammation Mitigation – A Hallmark of an Effective Diet against Lyme Disease
If you mention mycoplasma in any doctor’s office, you’ll likely get the same response – “Everyone has mycoplasma. It’s not a big deal. It couldn’t have anything to do with your case.” If you hear this, run far and fast. Especially if you’ve been fighting chronic illness for years, it’s like you’re throwing open the door and inviting the mycoplasma in for a tea party. According … Read More Mycoplasma – the stealthy culprit
For some of us, it has been not months, years. Years turn into decades. Decades of just ‘not feeling well’ and ‘feeling off…’ with or without an official diagnosis. Some of the diagnoses that we carry around like lopsided suitcases get us laughed at in emergency rooms, in times where we need help most. We have all been there, hearts sinking, dealing with the … Read More Seeking Healing – The paradigm shift from seeing health instead of sickness.
As someone who has had to deal with this (and the ramifications of this) upwards of 7 years now, I hope this is the least-read article on my blog. I am sorry you have to deal with this. I stand with you and I want you to know that it’s okay to say “this absolutely sucks lollipops.” Usually when you get your diagnosis (usually … Read More self-care in lyme disease – dealing with the anguish when medicine makes you worse
I know when I was in my youth, I struggled heavily with lactose intolerance. I would still push the limits here and there (peppermint ice cream was a MUST at Christmas!) but I could just take an enzyme pill and move about my day. You can only imagine my shock when I was at In-n-Out one evening (the West Coast’s equivalent to the best … Read More I Can’t Breathe – Looking into the Alpha-Gal connection between red meat and Lyme Disease
The familiar rush of anxiety, pain, and nausea pushes its way through my body, starting from my ankles and pushing up through my brain. The tightness in my chest follows, along with the shakes and immediate depression. Why do I feel so afraid? I’ve felt this for years now every single day. Even if you have been declared in remission, it is still such … Read More The Restless Anxiety of Chronic Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease – the great pretender – is more prevalent than most are aware of. Commonly misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia, Lyme lurks in the blood and spirochetes penetrate and reproduce in all of the body’s organs and tissues. With a disease this nasty, why is it being ignored? Before I continue with this article, I want to debunk a few ‘myths’ surrounding … Read More Lyme Disease: ‘Tick’ed off at the CDC