It seems that when most people think of Lyme Disease, they think of a bull’s eye rash and a 10 day course of antibiotics. For a few very lucky people, this may be true. Unfortunately, these cases are few and far between. (Even though the CDC would like for you to believe that 70%- 80% of people with Lyme develop a rash, their data is skewed and inaccurate, a topic for another day.) Not only is Lyme Disease itself difficult to diagnose and not well understood by the masses, but it brings with it many co-infections and parasites. These co-infections are also difficult to diagnose, not well understood either and can be equally, if not more, deadly to every part of the body. They make symptoms and treatment that much more complex. These infections can infiltrate your central nervous system, cardiovascular system, eyes, joints, GI tract and everything in between. And, to make things even more exciting, they are stealth little buggers that easily hide from the immune system as well as antibiotics and other treatments.
When I asked my doctor recently why I’m not getting any better, she firmly reminded me that I am battling 4 serious infections that have wrecked havoc on literally every crevice of my body. I have Lyme, babesia, bartonella and mycoplasma (I very often forget this one). It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue and it’s incredibly hard to explain to people who have no concept of how deadly Lyme can be. So, when someone says, “I have Lyme Disease,” it’s important to note that this is just the tip of the iceberg and the journey to this diagnosis most likely didn’t start with a rash and end with 10 days of antibiotics.
It is my mission to educate and raise awareness of Lyme, it’s co-infections, the effects they can have on someone’s health, their life and their family. I hope that one day we have a Lyme free world. And, in the meantime, I will advocate for accurate testing, early diagnosis, and a clearer treatment protocol that is affordable to all.
📸: @oregonbreedersgroup September 15th, 2018 at the @BlackCrowGrow Farm in Woodburn, Oregon. I love every stage of the outdoor season, from June through October. Each month has it's own charm for taking photos, but the drastic changes the flowers go through in September are pure magical! Have a Great Day. #OregonBreeders#OBG#BlackCrowGrow#MadeInOregon#OregonGrown
Physical + Chemical + Emotional. The way in which we absorb and handle these 3 types of stress depends on each individual case. The process above ☝🏽 is a fancy way of seeing just what goes on in our body from a physiological stand point. 👩🏽🔬 _____________________
We turn on one process💡(handling the stress at the moment) and shut off another, but what happens as a result of that is important to make note of and understand.
An increase in cortisol means a cascade of signs and symptoms that create a whole host of other problems. Some examples...? 1. Bowel difficulty
2. Brain fog
4. Mood swings
6. Weight gain
Finding positive and natural 🌿 ways to combat the stress we experience on a daily basis is so important! Meditation, diet, exercise and supplementation to name a few. 😊
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