I Have Lyme Disease. Will I Ever Feel Well Again?

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I have been in practice for over 35 years. In that period of time I have seen patients with all types of health problems. Lyme disease is probably one of the most complicated and debilitating health issue I have seen.

What makes Lyme disease so hard to treat, is that most people who become very sick from Lyme already have many other factors affecting their health that have not been treated first. Many of my patients have tried years and years of being on antibiotics, then taking herbal formulations and then starting the whole process over again and never really getting well.

In order to get well from Lyme all aspects of one's health must be addressed. In other words your structure, your chemistry and your brain function must all be working together in order for the body to heal. In my practice this is exactly what I do. I asses all aspects of one's health to figure out what is compromising a patients health and then set up an appropriate protocol specifically designed for that patient.

I look at your body as an equal lateral triangle. Structure on the bottom, chemical on the left and brain function on the right. When your body is not functioning correctly on any of these sides, this triangle is no longer equal. This causes a break in communication and the different parts of body can not longer work together enabling you to get well.

My approach is to help the body on all sides become balanced and communicate with each other in a way that it is supposed to. By being able to achieve this, I have been able to help my patients with Lyme disease regain their health and lead full and functioning lives. Lyme is not an easy fix, but with the right treatment and dedication on my part and my patients part, you can feel well again.

Fibromyalgia. A Misunderstood Condition.

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Fibromyalgia is one of the most misunderstood health conditions to-date. It is not caused by a bacteria, virus, parasite, candida, heavy metal accumulation, food sensitivities, chemical sensitivities, Lyme Disease, an auto-immune disorder, hormonal imbalances or musculoskeletal pain and conditions. Rather, it is caused by all of these and by none of these.

Fibromyalgia is a generalized term used to explain why a patient has severe nerve pain and trigger point pain in the muscles. It is often accompanied by fatigue and malaise, depression and much more. It is a symptom, not a cause, of multiple possibilities. Figuring out a patient's history and health status are key to determining the right course of action necessary for treatment.

Who gets Fibromyalgia? Usually, women in their thirties and older are affected. Men can also get diagnosed with Fibromyalgia as well, but not as often as women. It is not contagious, and most importantly, it can be minimized to become asymptomatic with the appropriate treatment.

Lyme Disease. Why Now?

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Why has Lyme Disease become such a serious health problem in today’s world? Why are so many people becoming so ill from contracting Lyme Disease? Why is Lyme Disease so misunderstood and so often mismanaged?

Lyme Disease is a very complicated illness. It often expresses itself completely different in each person who contracts it. Some people suffer from debilitating headaches, while others experience burning nerve pain. Some people can barely get out of bed. Many times severe digestive issues arise like IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), GERD (heartburn) and colitis. Many people complain of exhaustion and depression, night sweats and other hormonal issues.

Does this sound familiar? All of these symptoms can be caused by many other things besides the Lyme tick. Most people who have been diagnosed with Lyme also suffer from several other conditions. Many have Candida, SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth), parasites, viruses, bacteria, heavy metals, food and chemical sensitivities and much more.

In other words: most people who are very sick from Lyme Disease are also very sick from a combination of multiple conditions. The key to helping people recover and get well from Lyme Disease is to figure out all of the other contributing factors. Oftentimes, these other factors are microbial (yeast ,fungus  virus, bacteria, parasites), heavy metals, EMFs (Electromagnetic Field Imbalances) and environmental factors that have not been addressed. By looking at all of these together, the outcome of helping a person recover from Lyme Disease increases tremendously with a much better long term outcome.