Have you, or someone else you know, been trying to figure out health problems without any solution?
You might have gotten a diagnose like ME, chronic fatigue syndrom, fibromyalgia, somatization disorder, without knowing the cause. In either case, this article will be worth reading!
Some say it is the fastest growing epidemic in the world. Others claim it to be the fastest growing infection in North America, and that it is growing faster than AIDS. For certain it is spreading rapidly. Only in United States, cases of Lyme disease almost doubled between 2004 and 2009. My 10 fingers are not enough to count how many people I know that finally have gotten the diagnose. I also know many people that have many of the symptoms, but still haven’t checked themselves for lyme disease.
Symptoms: Fatigue, weakness, exhaustion, pain:”pins and needles” / shooting or stabbing pain / burning sensations in feet and hands, muscle twitches / muscle cramps, numbness, migraine / head ache, tremor, fever, often sick / flu-like symptoms / infections and inflammations, chills, tinnitus / ringing in ears, swollen lymph nodes / “swollen glands”, swollen joints, stiffness, sleeping difficulties / insomnia, concentration difficulties, cognitive problems, brain fog, depression, panic attacks, anxiety, confusion /disorientation, difficulty finding words, unexplained skin rashes, heart problems: abnormal heart rhythm / irregular heart beat, heart failure, meningitis paralysis, etc.
Some people have even become blind blind from it.
1. The disease is caused by a spiral-shaped bacteria (a spirochete) called Borrelia Burgdorferi. It is transmitted through ticks, but there seems to be other ways to get infected as well. It can affect multiple organs which will give many different symptoms. Ticks like to stay in wet places: in grass, or on bushes. Inspect your body for ticks after you have been in the nature.
6. Lyme disease weakens your immune system, and it may affect your nerve system after a while and cause permanent damage, if you don’t get treated early enough. For this reason, you may soon get infected by other infections which makes your situation complicated. Many people struggle with a complex of a multi infection, and it is often hard to find out exactly what the different infections are. This of course makes it harder to treat. But there is still hope!
Natural treatments are more and more used by LLMD’s, either in combination with antibiotics or alone. There are many people which have tried antibiotics with no change, while natural remedies helped them getting cured.
Let’s take a look at some alternatives:
- Lifestyle/Herb Protocol (Wildwood/Sonnmatt)
Mike Bunnel / Wildwood version
This natural treatment protocol has a lot of good principles that can be tried out. As you see there are two versions of it.
- Cowden Protocol
Many of the principles of the lifestyle/herb protocol can be followed while trying the Cowden Protocol, recommended by many good doctors. This has helped many with lyme disease, and also with co-infections, especially where antibiotics has failed.
- CVP Health Lyme Protocol
This natural treatment is from cvp-health.de. Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com and ask for more information on lyme disease treatment and/or mention the products below.
The treatment plan I have been told includes the following:
1. APP plus
2. TBB plus
These have immune stimulating and bacteria killing effects.
3. DRC plus – For detox.
4. Energy plus can also be used, but the three above is the most important.
All these are to be taken 2×2 a day with meals.
- Modern Manna Detox Program
Danny Vierra and Bellavita Lifestyle Center, in California have had good results with lyme disease through their detox program. (See pdf as well)
Their detox-plan is 10 days, but if you have had lyme disease for a while, you will have to go longer. Contact them for more information.
Fever treatment is very efficient (also in combination with antibiotics or natural remedies).
Hyperthermia – Borrelia prefer temperatures below that of the body. Using hot showers, baths, or saunas at temperatures of up to 104 degrees F (40 degrees C) for 20-30 minutes daily to raise the body temperature is a helpful therapy for treating borreliosis. Borrelia species are especially sensitive to the combination of antibiotics and heat. Raising the body temperature also dilates the peripheral circulation and increases the permeability of the blood vessels throughout the body. These physiological changes assist in the delivery of antibiotics to all areas of the body increasing the amount of antibiotics able to penetrate and reach the borrelia. Hyperthermia improves the effect of antibiotic therapy by approximately 16 times.
The recovery process of chronic Lyme disease does not only demand treatment, but in many cases also a major change of your lifestyle! Don’t feed the bacterias with things they like. A plant based diet will have many benefits. It is important to eat more alkaline food and cut out the acidic foods, since lyme disease often cause an acidic environment in the body. Eat more natural and organic food. Stay away from sugar (and cut down on carbohydrates), eat plenty of vegetables, make vegetable juices, eat whole foods (Not white breads, etc.) Be careful with free fats, especially bad fats. Stay away from alcohol and other stimulants.
Some supplements that may be considered taking is: Vitamin D (it’s often low), Q10, Selenium, B12, Vitamin C, Milk thistle, Probiotics. (See these guidelines by Dr. Joseph J. Burrascano)
Exercise, not to hard, but stay active. Go out in the sunshine and get some fresh air every day.
Dozens and dozens of people have been contacting me regarding lyme disease. Their pain, struggle and desperation is speaking loud. I know the pain, I know the suffering and trial. I’m in the same boat. I’ve struggled since I was 14 years old with pain, sickness, fatigue and many other symptoms. Finally I had to leave my job because of it, and later being abandoned by the health care and welfare system as well as friends. Very disappointing! I know it is the same for many of you out there.
One thing I know for certain – if it had not been for God, I would not have made it thus far. I don’t know whether you believe in God or not. But really, what would you loose of seeking Him. Pick up the Bible, and read. There are so many promises that have been helpful for me. Talk to Him. He has promised to answer. He knows how you feel, He has a plan for you, and wants to help you. It is hard sometimes to be positive about things in life, but it is not impossible. In a dark and challenging time, stretch out your hand to Him that makes the weak strong. Jesus said: “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matt 11:28). It is worth a try, it won’t hurt you. I am sure that it will help you to think more positively and make changes for good!
I am actually thankful for this trying experience. Really? Yes. You see, this made me value life more, this made me be much more aware of my health, taking more care of my body. I have found that true meaning in life is serving God and others. I hope you will get a taste of this as well.
A great book that I want to recommend is Steps to Christ, one of the world’s most sold books.
- 8 keys to health
- Under Our Skin – Full movie
- Under Our Skin 2 – Emergance
- More movies
- http://www.ilads.org/ – International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society
- http://www.borrelia-tbe.se/ – Swedish lyme association
- BCA Clinic – A private clinic in Germany with great results
- ILADS Guidelines
- Guidelines by Dr Joseph Burrascano, MD – specialized in Lyme disease.