🛒 I bought some fresh organic figs today!
🤦🏻♀️ BUT, I don’t know what to do with them!!! I’ve never eaten fresh figs before, but I’ve seen so many gorgeous salads & fruit bowls with them on Instagram lately that I wanted to try them!
🙏🏻Send help please.
This summer has been really hard on my body. Lyme treatment has been making me so worn out lately that I find it hard to do things I’d have found easy a couple of months ago... driving, shopping, running errands, hanging out with friends. It’s all been so exhausting.
Even though I’m not physically feeling my best right now, I know that I have to go through this in order to get better. I’ll get there soon enough 🙏🏻
💫❤️ Are you eating Anti Cancer and Disease Meals? This was a delicious healing taco dinner. Yes it’s possible.❤️💫 ❤️
I have been on hydrogen peroxide therapy for the last week. I’m up to 11 drops 3xday in 8oz of filtered water (no chlorine). I’m also adding 2 drops per coffee enema with Spirulina. I was reading that most people with Lyme and high pathogens have a really hard time after a few drops. I feel pretty good. I’m definitely feeling better than I was at first on it. My eczema was out of control and all my creepy crawly prickly glass in my veins feeling was at an all time high as well. I toughed it out and this morning I’m full of energy and my skin has no pain or “strange” feeling....well reduced by at least 50%. I highly suggest hydrogen peroxide therapy to those of you working on healing if you have pathogens/cancer. Happy healing 🧚🏼♂️.
🌿🌺 Green juice & flowers.
🍏 Kale, celery, apple, & lime juice. My favorite combo.
🤰🏻They say babies develop taste buds in the womb. I’m pretty sure my little guy made quite the sour face when I drank this, but here’s to hoping for healthy eating habits...
Saturday’s are for waking up late and BRUNCH 💥 made some @vitalfarms eggs, @applegate turkey bacon, hash browns, half an avo and my newest addiction @thepagel_. It is the best paleo bagel or bread substitute I have EVER had! Spending the rest of the day doing absolutely nothing 🙌🏻
A lot of people ask me what made me decide to go vegan: there’s a lot of reasons, but primarily it was because I was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme disease. I realized I needed to do whatever it took to work towards healing my body.
What is Chronic Lyme?
Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria called borrelia burgdorferi, spread by ticks (and possibly even other insects) ticks also pass many co-infections as well, which can be just as awful and as difficult to treat. Despite what the CDC states there is no known cure for Lyme disease, though remission is possible with the proper treatment, there is no clear path and every body responds different to different treatments. I remember having a bullseye rash when I was five years old. That means Lyme has been inside my body for over 15 years. Yikes! I got diagnosed in December of 2017, and boy has it been a whirlwind. I am still working towards remission, However; I am so thankful for this diagnosis because it’s leading me closer to Jesus, and helping me to rely on him. My anthem for this year has been Psalm 46- “Be still and know that I am God.” #morethanlyme
intermittent fasting is so interesting - we've all been brainwashed from a young age that we need to be eating:
1. three square meals a day
2. loaded with 70% grains and whole-wheat food⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. breakfast is the most important meal of the day.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
thanks to science we now know that all of the that is false. it just makes me wonder what else the "grown-ups" lied to us about...?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🖼️ tumblr: hellothehapaduo
In my last post I talked a little about how I had to cut coffee out of my diet for the past two years...
Before I was diagnosed with Lyme & co’s, I drank coffee every day. It took a few months for me to finally figure out that caffeine was the main trigger for my seizures. I never found out what my “seizures” actually were. At first, I thought they were panic attacks, but talking to some of my friends that have these, I knew mine were nothing like them. Mine were much more debilitating, I would almost blackout, and I couldn’t move for sometimes up to four hours. No doctor was able to tell me what these episodes actually were, so I consider them seizures.
Luckily, I was able to slowly ween myself off of caffeine- it wasn’t easy but I did it. I only drank a few sips of this decaf then ended up tossing it 🤷🏻♀️
Do any of you have similar experiences with caffeine?
Third day of drinking this! If you’re not on the bandwagon yet - you should be! 🆗. Suggested to me for #lymediet and I can already feel it! 🧐 I’m sure you have heard of this and the amazing benefits! ✔️#celeryjuice ✔️ every morning, ✔️ 16 ounces✔️, supposedly does amazing things for hair and skin as well as healing... Drink on empty stomach, 16 ounces, first thing in the am.
.✨Check out @medicalmedium for more info- but in January he wrote - If people knew all the potent #healing properties of #celery#juice , it would be widely hailed as a miraculous #superfood ....an incredible ability to create sweeping #improvements for all kinds of #health issues. 💚...one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory foods, because it starves unproductive bacteria, yeast, mold, fungus, and viruses that are present in the body and flushes their toxins and debris out of the intestinal tract and liver. Pathogens like these are so often the underlying cause of #inflammation —in their absence, your body is much better able to handle whatever life throws your way. At the same time, celery helps good bacteria thrive.
Consuming celery is the most powerful way to alkalize the gut. That’s in part because celery (which is technically an herb, not a vegetable) is high in #bioactive sodium. It also contains 💥cofactor micro trace mineral salts 💥 as yet undiscovered in research. These are varieties of sodium and other trace minerals (more than 60 of them) that are present in celery and work symbiotically and systematically with each other and with celery’s regular sodium to raise your body’s pH and rid toxic acids from every crevice of your body, including your gut. This process is ideal to cleanse and repair intestinal linings.
At the same time, celery offers #enzymes and #coenzymes , and it raises hydrochloric acid in the stomach so that food digests with ease and doesn’t putrefy. This helps prevent a multitude of gastrointestinal disorders. Adding celery juice to your diet is the best way to resolve ammonia permeability, an unrecognized condition...
🚙 Eating lunch in my car often poses a challenge, & during my 1st trimester it was an even bigger challenge because I was nauseous 24/7.
🥗 Since the beginning of my 2nd trimester, I started to feel like my old self again, & could return to my healthier eating habits.
🍓 Organic strawberries washed in dōTERRA Lemon oil, vinegar, & water. Strawberries are high in vitamin C, antioxidants, beta carotene, & folate!
🥜 Walnuts & cranberries for omega-3s, folate, vitamin E, magnesium, vitamin C, & more antioxidants.
🎃 Pepita seeds were in the center circle, but I put them on my salad before I took the picture. Pumpkin seeds are high in iron, omega-3s, magnesium, & zinc.
🍅 Tomatoes contain vitamins A, C, and folate, along with lycopene and iron.
Walked into a coffee shop today to find out they offer CBD oil drops in drinks for only $2. I’ve heard really great things about CBD oil, so I thought I’d give it a try!
I’ve had to cut coffee out of my diet for the past two years which I absolutely hate because I used to drink it every day since I was probably 13 (healthy right? 😂). But, if I have a really small amount of decaf every once in a while, it doesn’t affect me, so why not?
Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Bowl 🍓🥝 Made with strawberries,kiwis, a little banana,avocado,flaxseed, chia seeds ( I stir and soak them in the smoothie before eating) and some unsweetened @ripplefoods pea milk! YUM! 🤤 Smoothies are the best way to get in your fruits and veggies! Bought some fun fruit shape cutters on amazon 🙌🏻
Major 🔑: Road trip snacks! Love these @thunderbirdbar they are so delicious and ingredients on point! I just ordered the sampler pack off amazon and love trying all the new flavors! What’s your favorite road trip snack? Comment below 👇🏻
Well how about that!
I need some keto fat bomb recipes for a little dessert today. I’m not stressed or anything 💁🏼♀️ It’s only first thing in the am and I’m thinking about a fat bomb.
On a side note, has anyone done deeper state keto?
Anyone else get that droopy eyelid thing when they’re in a relapse of symptoms? Day 7 now of recurrent Lyme disease symptoms and I feel like my left eyelid is being pulled down.. #lymetired#lymedisease#lymediet#lymesupportuk ?
Made these bad boys 💥 These are my saving grace when I’m craving something salty and crunchy! I de stem a bunch of kale ( save the stems to juice if you juice) and coated them with @chosenfoods avocado oil and @redmondrealsalt to taste! I spread them loosely on a pan and bake for around 10 minutes on 350 degrees depending on the size of your kale pieces! They are delicious...even husband approved and he is picky 😜 You can even add whatever toppings you want...nutritional yeast, lemon juice or even garlic powder!
Sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate chip pancakes. Here’s our recipe for what we call Fluffy Breakfast Cookies: 2 cups gluten-free oat flour, 2 Tbs Stevia, 1 tsp sea salt, 7 tsp baking powder, 4 large eggs, 2 cups chocolate or regular unsweetened almond milk, 4 Tbs oil. Mix on low for a minute and then had a half cup Lily’s dark chocolate chips (sweetened with Stevia). Then let stand to allow baking powder to activate slightly. Scoop onto hot non-stick grill. Flip when they start to bubble slightly. Yum! Makes about 16 pancakes. Top with coconut yogurt or homemade stovetop strawberry jam made with Stevia and Chia seeds.
#gluten -free #sugar free #dairy free #steviarecipe#pancakes#steviapancakes#lymedietfriendly#lymediet
Look at that for a combo! Coffee, banana, many seeds n nuts, antihistamine, ibs meds, water retention meds, 16 diff fruits, 12 diff green veg, epa fish oil, Vits B, D, selenium, 5htp, Rhodiola, nootropics and a tassimo Costa soya latte! #lymediet#inittowinit 💪🙏🏻
My current regimen for treating bartonella, babesia, and Lyme (I’m still slowly increasing the dosage on most of these) ✨
1 250 mg artemisinin solo 2x daily
1 capsule 500mg meriva 2x daily
1 20 mg boluoke 2x daily (biofilm buster)
2 120 mg magnesium glycinate 1x daily
1 600mg NAC 2x daily
1 orthobiotic 1x daily (probiotic)
1 saccharomyces boulardii 2x daily (probiotic)
10 drops BLt microbial balancer 2x daily (tincture)
10,000 IU Vitamin D3 1x daily
500 mg Liposomal Glutathione 1x daily
Have any of you had success with these? I’m still trying to figure out if I’m herxing from them or just flaring up 💭
💫❤️Good Morning Beautiful Self Healers. ❤️💫 ❤️
Most food based advanced disease “protocols” are primarily raw, low fat, high fruit and or juice, and usually contain potato and lentil as the main cooked foods. Gerson adds some more cooked food but cooked only in a way to preserve as much nutrients as possible (which is the secret...the intense nutrients plus detox 😍). Healing by flooding the body with dense nutrients and live foods. That’s the first step you can take. ❤️
Last nights mostly raw with potatoes 🥔 dinner.
❤️Green stuff in middle is sprouted peas light steamed or dehydrator to soften, garlic, onion, green onion, whatever spices you like, flax seed oil all in high speed blender ❤️4 large Yukon golden potatoes steamed low and slow until soft and then shredded with onion also (shred onion)
❤️Chopped colored peppers, green onion, garlic, and spices (no salts) all in a bowl with shredded potatoes and onion ❤️1/2 cups raw sprouted oats (or regular oats I use sprouted) and 1/2 cup oat powder (use coffee grinder)
❤️Mix and squish with hands and send it your ❤️ love ❤️Heat pan to desired heat. We use a built it convection burner with a temp that you can set. Don’t use oil on high to cook. It’s really not good for you. Use it raw or at lower cooking temps. Heat up to desired temp to make firm or crisp if desired.
❤️Use greens leaves to make wraps or sandwiches and load up with all your favorites! Once you get the recipe the way you like it make a bunch and and use as salad toppers for a few days. ❤️I was in a rural community in Africa and the women lived off of botanical fruit and root vegetables (potato, sweet pot, cassava) and wow their amniotic sacks were incredibly strong. I have never seen anything like it. But that was the closest I have ever lived to true nature and I miss it sooooo much. Lots of en caul babies there. Powerful women 💥 Eat as close to nature as you can and nature will thank you!
One of the things I struggle with is making food that is healthy for my body without using tons of energy or making lots of dishes to clean up. These are two of my staples: smoothies (I make tons of different kinds) and roasted sweet potatoes. They’re both easy and full of dense nutrients.
During the initial post-stem recovery period I’ve been following a personal meal plan devised by my nutritionist, to best support my body during this healing period, & to keep inflammation as low as possible. I eat mainly paleo-based meals with some rice products (gluten-free noodles or pasta) on occasion, focusing on eating organic whole foods
Although my meals may seem very simple to some, I am grateful that I can now eat a wider variety of foods again, especially vegetables, after developing over 80 food allergies from Lyme Disease
Diet is such a powerful tool in managing & treating chronic illness, & by avoiding inflammatory foods such as gluten, dairy, refined sugars & nightshades, I am giving my immune system the best chance to heal & restore
I just haven’t felt like eating much meat when the weather is this hot so this was a perfect weeknight dinner recipe - delicious & only took 15 minutes from start to finish (very important when you have low energy!)
• Salmon marinated in (gf) miso paste
• Rice noodles
• Oyster mushrooms
• Garlic-infused olive oil
• Spring onions
• Sesame seeds 🍣🥑🥕
Going fishing tomorrow with my man, so a little meal prep is in order with my new #lymediet . I like to throw some cooked onions on my kale salad, thanks to @mmkrakowski, and I’m gonna try and blend up a green smoothie and pack it in a mason jar in my lunch pack. What all do you folks eat when you’re out on the water and you’re dairy free/gluten free/ and mainly meat free?? 😂😂 I guess there’s always ceviche 🎣😉 #themermaidcowgirl#lymecantkillmyvibe
One of the scariest experiences I’ve ever had was my five month pre-diagnosis period. The 6 or 7 doctors I saw in the time I was practically debilitated from my diseases, were blaming anxiety for all of my neurological symptoms—my seizures, my migraines, my drastic mood swings, my insomnia, my lightheadedness, my brain fog...everything. Heck, I even thought I was going crazy for a while.
My diagnosis went from anxiety ➡️ vertigo ➡️ Meneire’s disease ➡️ anxiety. So, basically, they were telling me it was all in my head since my blood work and scans were continuously coming back normal.
It wasn’t until January 2017 when I finally convinced my primary doctor to test me for Lyme disease. On top of my neuro symptoms, I had severe bloating/ GI tract issues, pelvic pain/issues, throat polyps, fatigue, and flu-like symptoms every now and then. But, he was certain there was no way I could have it, and it was all ANXIETY. After the result test came back positive, he ended up testing several of his other undiagnosed patients— guess what the results showed.
As for the bart and babesia, it wasn’t until the following year, this year, when I was diagnosed. These experiences really took a toll on me—I doubt I will ever be able to trust my doctors, if any, again.
How did your diagnosis process go? 🔬
Summer has been crazy crazy busy so far with lots of traveling and moving around. All good stuff but last week I got struck down with a pretty nasty cold that took me out for 3 days and I’m still feeling under the weather, achy and not myself. Nothing like getting sick to remind me to slow down, do what I know makes me feel better... eating clean, movement, regular detox and reducing stress. Most of these things have not been happening this summer. This simple lunch from a friend’s lobster bake @jpappas28 on Saturday plus spinach, raw cheddar and @wildbrine dill sauerkraut with extra brine for dressing! So delicious! #eatclean#eatwhole#eattoheal#guthealth#probioticfoods#fermentedfoods#lobster#nh#wellness#glutenfree#lymediet#lymedisease#detox
If you don’t have your tickets go get them! It’s less than a month away and will be an amazing event!! @globallymealliance is an amazing organization that needs your support! @russellpenicook and I will be there, join us for a night of good food and an even greater cause! 💚💃🏻 COMMENT BELOW IF I WILL SEE YOU THERE👇🏻
Since I now don’t have a colon, I’m having to relearn what my body tolerates in terms of food. I also am trying to eat enough to help me gain the weight I lost after my surgery (and the few weeks prior). Protein bars are something that are easy and quick as a snack, but the ingredients are usually full of sugar, dairy, soy and a bunch of other junk. So, I’ve been making my own, in a mini bagel mold using collagen which has tons of health benefits. I found this recipe on carbwarscookbooks.com. ☺️ Now, I’m forcing myself to rest the rest of today because I totally overdid it and am in tons of pain. 😑
About 2 years ago I was diagnosed with late stage Lyme disease, bartonella and babesia. Since then, my life has drastically changed between my diet, school life, social life, hobbies, etc. Recovering from this disease has not been easy, to say the least.
Despite how bad your symptoms are or what doctors may tell you, it IS possible to recover and heal your body. There were times I wanted to give up, and times when I thought my body couldn’t handle anymore. I was at literal rock bottom. Without the support of the LD community online (besides my friends and family of course), I wouldn’t be half as healthy as I am today. I’m amazed at how my body was able to bounce back from the worst of the worst.
I’ve gotten probably 95% of the symptoms associated with lyme, bart, and babesia. But, here I am 2 years later with only a few of them left! The only symptom I never had was the joint pain. Crazy right? Easily, my worst symptom was the seizures; they were intense and so debilitating. The lightheadedness was also really really terrible.
I was on anitibiotics for 7 months, which began in January 2017, then took an anti-fungal for a few months, in beliefs of a yeast overgrowth from the antibiotics. Since then I’ve been on supplements which seem to be helping I think? It’s so hard to tell what’s working and what’s not with flare ups vs. herxing vs. diet changes... It gets so confusing!
My last lingering symptoms are eye and head pressure, eye dryness, insomnia, fatigue, migraines, and occasional mood swings. Anyone have any luck in successfully treating these?
Hi everyone, I’m Kathryn. I decided to make this page to share my Lyme disease story in hopes of spreading awareness and giving hope to others struggling with Lyme, too.
I chose the name “augustlyme” because my main symptoms began in August 2016. Since then, I’ve researched and learned a lot about this disease, so I’m looking forward to sharing all of it with you!
My first few posts will be about my diagnosis, symptoms, and treatments in the past two years.
Buddha bowls are the best y’all 😍 ever wondered if veganism was actually healthy? Well, I can only speak for myself- Check out my top 5 health benefits I’ve experienced since going vegan ❤️Link in bio ❤️
ZEN IN THE CITY 🙏🏽 .
Today is #internationalselfcareday . However, since I discovered I had Lyme, pretty much every single day has been self-care day for me. I don’t think I have ever taken such good care of myself or my body. In fact, I know I haven’t. Pre-Lyme I had days where I would drink more coffee and wine than water. Nowadays I just shove coffee up my bum 🍑 🙈My food pyramid consisted primarily of cheese, gluten and sugar, with a few veggies and fruits here and there. Buuut I’d still go to Pilates (healthy right?) I would try out literally any and every beauty product under the sun. My philosophy was pretty much the stronger the better. Give me clinical skincare or bust. Detox baths were not a thing. I rarely just made time for me, to sit and reflect and practice gratitude, or to just breathe and be mindful. No wonder I would get anxious over the smallest things. What I really needed was to just slow down, breathe (no air hunger back then) and take better care of myself, maybe drink a green juice, grab an essential oil and just zen the f out. I used to constantly think about all the food I miss and things I can’t wait to do again when I’m better, but now I think more about how I can’t wait to incorporate so many of the self-care and healthy practices I have I learned into my life. My best advice, healthy or not, is take care of your body and learn to love it. Whether it’s fighting disease or wanting to lose a few extra pounds, your body wants to work with you and not against you. 💚 #zestinglyme
It’s taco Tuesday and let me taco about how delicious this is to eat and easy to make.
Mexican Street Tacos:
4 chicken thighs
4 green onions chopped
Pink Himalayan salt
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1 TBSP ghee
8 small peppers sliced
1/2 Cup Trader Joe’s salsa verde
DōTERRA lime oil
Sauté chicken thighs in ghee.
Turn over once Brown.
Sprinkle with garlic powder and pink salt.
Squeeze half lime over chicken.
Chop chicken and add chopped green onion and cilantro. Lower heat and slow cook.
In a separate pan sauté chopped peppers. Once brown, add 1/4 cup salsa verse and tsp of arrow root powder to thicken the sauce.
Add 2-3 drops of lime oil to one cup of Greek yogurt and set aside.
I tried these @sietefoods new cashew grain free tortillas. Yummō!! I cooked tortillas on the stove. Layered the peppers in verde sauce. Chicken on top. Guacamole then the lime flavored yogurt.
Eat and enjoy.
Cooking doesn’t have to be difficult. Simple ingredients and the whole family devoured this up.