A Blog About Health and Alternative Living
Currently Browsing: Health

2015 – More Lyme & Co Treatment Ahead

At the beginning of last year 2014, I had just been diagnosed with Lyme disease and had started herbal supplements to treat it.  I thought for sure that by 2015, I could tell you all that I AM BACK. While I have been taking antimicrobials for an entire year, I’m not done yet.  I spent most of 2014 jumping from doctor to doctor, being diagnosed with many infections and problems, and gathering opinions on what...

One Year of Lyme Treatment – From the Trenches

In the great words of Glennon Doyle Melton of Momastery, who also struggles with chronic Lyme & Co: Lyme is sometimes called the “But you look so good” disease. Because when we have good days- we are so delighted to be vertical that we run about and beam. The reason you don’t see us looking bad is that on our bad days, we don’t get out of bed. We cry. We scream because our legs hurt so badly. We dream of...

How I Grew Over An Inch In My Mid-Thirties

I never knew much about chiropractic care. My dad made it sound quacky – “if you go once, you’ll have to keep going back forever in order to stay well.” In high school, my best friend would have me walk on her back until it would crack and pop, which made me feel like I might kill her.  I had no desire for a back-cracking. Therefore, I ignored chiropractic completely, until I got desperate. I was 35 years old and...

Kefir For Your Health

    There’s a lot of talk in recent years about the importance of one’s gut flora in immune system function. Antibiotics, pesticides, and even chlorine kill off our gut flora, the good and bad bugs alike.  We must replenish the good bacteria at every chance, as current research shows that the bacteria types in our gut play a huge role in our overall health – from our ability to absorb nutrients,...

ALS Bucket Challenge – Why I’m Donating to Lyme Research

My husband got called to do the ice bucket challenge yesterday.  Within an hour, he found a live tick crawling on his skin.  This completely horrified us, as I have been overwhelmed this last year trying to fight chronic Lyme disease and to get my life back.  I’ve been avoiding jumping into this ALS “conversation”, but I’m taking that tick as a sign to step up to this challenge, and to add a twist of Lyme to the...

Lyme Life Update

Looks like I’m overdue an explanation as to how the hell I’m doing!  So many of you ask when will I be better, yet the answer is still not cut and dry.  Which means I struggle with sharing.  Following I try to answer the most FAQ: How was Mexico? A little over a month ago, I learned that I have a Deep Vein Thrombosis in my right leg, which set my medical team into panic mode and necessitated a...

To Mexico I Go

As some of you know, I was diagnosed 7 months ago with chronic Lyme disease, with coinfections babesia, bartonella, and anaplasma.  Previous to being diagnosed, I spent almost 3 years bouncing from doctor to doctor, unaware of why I was feeling so badly. Chronic Lyme and its co-infections is quite the controversy, much like the HIV controversy a few decades ago.  It’s not a disease, really; it’s an infection.  And...
Page 1 of 3123
Powered by WordPress | Designed by Elegant Themes