There has never been a study demonstrating that 30 days of antibiotic treatment cures chronic Lyme disease. However there is much documentation demonstrating that short courses of antibiotic treatment fail to eradicate the Lyme spirochete. Source: ILADS – Sign (with your comment) and share the White House petition for legislation and funding of this global epidemic: https://www.change.org/p/barack-obama-legalize-lyme-disease

anonymous asked:

Just wondering, what is chronic Lyme disease? How can a virus from a tick be chronic? I honestly do not understand.

Okay anon.. Lyme disease becomes chronic when untreated; most individuals who become infected with Lyme do not know they have been(don’t see a tick, or have the classic bullseye rash) after a certain period of time it can no longer be cured with the typical “3 weeks” of antibiotics that the CDC says cures it.
The Lyme spirochetes then spread to other places in the body, such as tissue, blood and brain. At this point it CANNOT be cured, let me repeat myself it CANNOT be cured which makes it a chronic illness.
I have symptoms everyday; I battle this illness EVERYDAY of my life.

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The guaiacum resin imported from America, in which so much hope had been placed, as well as sarsaparilla, sassafras, and other plants with which the Indians had successfully treated syphilis, proved useless in Europe. They were useless mainly because the European doctors ignored the cultural and ritual contexts in which the successful cure took place in the New World, including strict fasting, sweat lodges, total abstinence, and chastity.

This was all too elaborate, too heathen. It is now known that the phenol derivative guajacol found in the resin, when combined with the daily sweat lodges (wherein the body reached a temperature of at least 42˚C), thoroughly kills the syphilis spirochetes in the organism (Griggs, 1982: 40).”

—  Excerpt From: Müller-Ebeling, Claudia. “Witchcraft Medicine: Healing Arts, Shamanic Practices, and Forbidden Plants.” Inner Traditions Bear & Company, 2003-09-30

Hanging out with sunsets and Yerba Mansa (Anemopsis californica) yesterday. We’ve become friends over the last few months and ☆wow☆ they are an incredible plant! Yerba Mansa is a poweful southwestern herb ally known for its trophorestorative powers on the mucous membranes. It is excellent for all sorts of slow to heal boggy conditions. Chronic infections may be relieved by Yerba Mansa and herbalist Michael Cottingham sites studies showing Yerba Mansa’s antibacterial effectiveness against the main spirochete (Borrelia burgdorferi) responsible for Lyme in the US. Yerba Mansa is also warming and strengthening and has a long tradition of use for digestive stagnation as well as being used both pre-partum (for fertility) and post-partum (for hemorrhage and healing of the perineum).

Topically, the leaves can be used in a poultice for muscle pain and inflammation. The plant is a sturdy ground cover and grows with vitality and abundance! I associate Yerba Mansa with the signs of Pisces and Leo and guarded by the planets of Sun, Venus, and Jupiter.

I’m so happy to have so much growing in the urbanwild of Long Beach, amongst herons and reeds.

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Went to the doctor’s. Apparently I’m just experiencing massive die-off (which I should have already known). She gave me prescription pain killers, and two things that should help some of the dead spirochetes actually get out of my body.

I also got to use their sauna thingy today. I’ve seen other lyme patients use it- it looks like a little box, big enough for one person, and you sit in the heat for a while. That helped so much with my joint pain, but it also exacerbated the die-off (which was the point I think). So now I’m in an obscene amount of pain

I do have to go weekly appointments now, which is kinda #yikes financially, but I’ll figure something out


…here’s a drawing of a spirochete. 

check out this drawing my pops managed to save and dig up at my last visit. i made at about age 8 yrs, and what struck me immediately, other than that goofy cobra head that makes me laugh, is… Are those a bunch of #spirochetes chillin between all the serpientes? Dont they look like a bunch of #borrelia just hangin there in the background? A little subconscious foreshadowing perhaps?? 😌🐍 #LymeWorld via Instagram http://bit.ly/1NzW3xa

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Gen On Treating Lyme Disease Naturally
By Toni Vang

There is often nothing as dizzying, painful, annoying and self-introspective than getting a disease. The frustrations that a person gets from suffering Lyme disease are common to other diseases. Everyone wants to get better as soon as possible. Among the regimens available, include treating Lyme disease naturally. Before seeking the best regimen for one afflicted, it would be advisable to understand the basics involved.

Firstly, a patient must understand that a tick bite is the source of spirochetes into their body. These spirochetes are the bacteria that cause the malady. This bite eventually leads to that red rash surrounding a tick bite scene. The rash has various names including EM, erythema migrans and bulls eye rush. This rash is the sure sign that a victim has Lyme infection.

Secondly, many regimens are readily available with different results against the disease for differing people. One working for a certain patient could be ineffective for another. A naturally based method may offer the best recourse or a prescription of antibiotics from a medical doctor may offer the best option. A persons choice determines which option to go for.

Once you decide to go for the natural remedy, you attitude shall largely determine how effective it will turn out to be. Feeling that you have picked the right regimen plays a large part. The stronger your positive attitude, the faster you will heal. This placebo effect is widely written about in self-help titles and literature in science.

The patients immune system is a crucial element of the strength of the natural method of Lyme disorder healing. If the victims immune system is weak, the effects of the malady shall be stronger. The boosting of the victims bodily immunity system greatly helps destroy the malady bacteria. With this in mind, the patient requires herbs, diet and supplements to help them magnify their immunity. They include andrographis, camu camu, una de gato, vitamin B, Echinacea and most minerals.

Natural healing options available are augmented with crucial research and gathering of any information available about the healing process. The internet is a good place to conduct this research. There are books available online, such as Healing Lyme written by Stephen Buhner. Herbs immune system boosting and their sources are some of the crucial information available in this book. It also contains useful techniques that help a victim get better while boosting their confidence.

Another book is by Bryan Rosner, which lists ten Lyme disorder treatments. These treatments arise from his personal experience with the disease. It does not guarantee universal treatment for the malady but gives honest details on research behind each treatment. A combination of regimens from the book and herbs have provided immune system boosting strong enough to fight off spirochetes ravaging a body.

Yet another natural mode of war against Lyme disease involves a diet of the right raw food. These provide natural sources for minerals, vitamins B and D, all which help the body combat spirochetes. Care is necessary because some raw foods may further weaken the body. Active outdoor activities are important in healing while a sedate lifestyle is not. Physical exercise regimens are highly recommended.

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I’ve spent the last two days promoting my #CLAPS program and my platform, #GetTickedOffatLymeDisease, by teaching my program in different classrooms. My program teaches children how to be tick safe before, while, and after they hike or play. I’m still amazed at how quick children can learn and retain information. I love going into the classrooms and teaching kids about #LymeDisease for a few reasons. Besides the fact that they are adorable, children are more susceptible to contracting Lyme disease because of the amount of time they spend outdoors. I use #GiantMicrobes to show the kids what a (big) tick looks like and to show what the bacteria, a spirochete called Borrelia Burgdorferi looks like (in theory…it kinda looks like a bright green stuffed snake). I even let the kids “pet” them if they’re good. I try to teach that going outside to play shouldn’t be scary, but we should always be aware of our surroundings and be tick safe. Plus…I think they like using the magnifying glasses! #TickDetectives #Lyme #MissCalifornia #MissAmerica #Platform #Teach #MissContraCostaCounty #GoGoMissCoCo #LymeDiseaseChallenge #TickedOffatLyme

A call for increased #lymedisease research funding - a guest post by Elaine Hallisey, for the Northern Rockies Lyme Disease Coalition. Lyme disease is a serious tick-borne illness caused by bacteria of the genus Borrelia, corkscrew-shaped spirochetes. Symptoms include fatigue, chills, fever, headache, muscle and joint aches, and swollen lymph nodes, and sometimes a bulls-eye rash. If not diagnosed and promptly treated with antibiotics, later stage Lyme progresses to increasingly debilitating symptoms. These symptoms may include Bell’s palsy, meningitis, pain and swelling in the large joints, sleep disturbances, and/or Lyme carditis.1 Although CDC estimates about 10 to 20% of patients report continuing symptoms after treatment, or Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), other researchers believe the percentage is higher. http://j.mp/1D9zLIs

Lyme disease is an emerging disease in Michigan. Lyme disease is an illness caused by a spirochete bacterium (Borrelia burgdorferi). This disease is transmitted to people and animals by the bite of the Blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis. Knowing where ticks occur and how to prevent tick bites is the most important way to prevent Lyme disease. Read through the information below to learn about Lyme disease and Lyme disease prevention in Michigan. [Image: A female Blacklegged tick questing in western, lower Michigan. Adult ticks are active during the spring and autumn months.] http://j.mp/1G9IbDa

Robert Lane, co-author of a 2015 study of birds in Northern California, says “The fact that we found this particular bacterium for the first time in birds in California is notable because of the ease with which birds can distribute spirochetes to different regions.” Lane is a Medical entomologist and UC Berkeley Professor of the Graduate School. Source: UC Berkeley, PLOS ONE – Sign and share the White House petition for legislation and funding of Lyme disease and co-infections: https://www.change.org/p/barack-obama-legalize-lyme-disease

Lyme disease slides and information by John Bergman. 2. Lyme disease History •Caused by at least three species of bacteria • Borrelia burgdorferi, Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii •1975 the disease is named after the town of Lyme, Connecticut •1978 Lyme disease was thought to be a tick-borne disease • •1981 when B. burgdorferi was identified by Willy Burgdorfer. Spirochete •Antigens •BLP Bacteria lipoprotien is a neuro toxin •Antigens deposited on healthy tissue causes an autoimmune response 3. Early disseminated infection days to weeks •migrating pain in muscles, joints, and tendons •heart palpitations •dizziness •facial palsy •meningitis •shooting pains •Mild encephalitis •memory loss •sleep disturbances •mood changes Early localized infection 3 – 30 days •Target Lesion • rash is generally painless. •TL occurs about 80% of infected patients • flu-like symptoms •Headache •muscle soreness •Fever •malaise Late disseminated infection After several months •the brain, nerves, eyes, joints and heart. •Profound fatigue •Depression • Fibromyalgia •encephalomyelitis •Cognitive impairment, •Weakness in the legs •Awkward gait, •Facial palsy, •Bladder problems •Schizophrenia •Bipolar disorder •Panic attacks •Anxiety delusions, •Arthritis knees • Painful joints http://j.mp/1JRJQyt