Lyme – It’s Not Just a Town in Connecticut

It may be the next epidemic.  It may already be more prevalent than Aids.  It is the fastest growing infectious disease in the United States.  I’m talking about Lyme disease, a disease so widespread that there are approximately 20,000 cases reported each year in the US alone.

Lyme disease can be very difficult to treat because of how quickly it spreads, its ability to mask itself in the body, and because of the vast array of symptoms it causes. A person with Lyme could feel fine for years, forget they ever had a tick bite, then suffer an onslaught of seemingly mysterious symptoms.  Therefore, many people may not seek medical treatment.  And yet, many others who experience debilitating symptoms may find no relief due to misdiagnosis or dismissal.  It’s not uncommon for sufferers to be told, “It’s just in your head.”

What is Lyme disease?

The most common bacteria responsible for this complex disease in the United States is Borrelia burgdorferi, which has the ability to change forms and produce a protective film, allowing it maximum survival and proliferation within the body.  If this were not enough, the condition is often exacerbated by co-infections that present their own symptoms and complicate the primary infection.

Babesia is a common Lyme disease co-infection that often times is overlooked and not addressed, which complicates the healing process and full recovery.  Other strains of bacteria, parasites, fungus, and viruses usually hitch along for the ride too.

Borrelia burgdorferi can morph into three distinct bacterial forms: spirochete, cyst, and cell wall deficient.  Spirochetes can burrow in tissues, even bone, making it hard to find.  When under stress or attack it will morph into a cyst — an inactive form of the bacteria.  Cysts are the ones responsible for relapses.  If the bacteria morphs into a cell wall deficient form, it causes the numerous symptoms not conventionally associated with the disease.

To further protect itself, Borrelia burgdorferi, produces its own biofilm.   The bacteria group together in large colonies and form a gelatinous substance for the purpose of hiding from the immune system, allowing them to proliferate in the human body.

What are the symptoms?

The hallmark symptom of Lyme’s disease is anxiety.  However, the symptoms are much more numerous, ranging from the neurological issues to gastrointestinal problems.  They may include:

•   insomnia

•   depression

•   memory loss

•   OCD

•   paranoia

•   brain fog

•   multiple sclerosis

•   headaches

•   fibromyalgia

•   nerve and joint pain

•   fatigue

•   low immunity

•   hypoglycemia

•   adrenal stress

•   gastrointestinal issues

•   food sensitivities (especially if have a lot)

•   rashes

•   exzema

But no need to fear! Thankfully, due to BioEnergetic testing, this complex condition is treatable.  A BioEnergetic assessment has the ability to look at all co-factors associated with Lyme Disease and design a protocol for you and your unique symptoms.  Stay tuned for the next post on prevention and treatment of Lyme’s.

Resources:
http://www.medi-vet.com/felineticks.aspx

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2564911/?tool=pmcentrez

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2774030/?tool=pmcentrez

 

Sakonyi, Joy. “The Symptom Masquerade – Complexities of Lyme Disease Webinar.” <www.goenergetix.com>.

 

http://www.textbookofbacteriology.net/Lyme.html

 

http://www.underourskin.com

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