Far beyond the discomfort of a simple bug bite, Lyme disease is a growing threat that is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Conventional treatment commonly misses the mark when it comes to eradicating the often long-lingering symptoms. In this post, Jamie Larrison takes us through her personal discoveries of treating lyme disease naturally. ~Emily
So you’ve been diagnosed with Lyme disease. Now what? Or maybe you suspect you have it, but you’re not even sure where to go next. Is Lyme disease curable?
Both of my parents have been diagnosed with end stage Lyme disease and the journey has been difficult on the whole family. I must have inherited my love of research from my mom, because she has become a hypothyroid and Lyme disease expert after hundreds upon hundreds of hours of personal research on the subject. She’ll often consult me about my natural health knowledge, so we’ve shared in learning how to naturally treat Lyme disease together.
What is Lyme disease?
Lyme disease is caused by infections transferred to the body by insects. This doesn’t just mean ticks though, as mosquitos and other insects can also transmit the disease. Some people experience the characteristic bullseye rash and flu-like symptoms, while others have no symptoms at all.
How to tell if you have Lyme
If the symptoms are so vague, you may wonder how you can even know if you have the disease. Conventional tests are frequently inaccurate at diagnosis until after treatment has already started. Direct microscopy may be a better option, but some Lyme specialists feel that even this isn’t the right path (source). Conventional medicine denies the existence of chronic Lyme disease, so other than a few weeks on antibiotics, it offers very little support.
Lyme disease can be tricky to spot, and even trickier to diagnose. The most common symptoms are extreme fatigue and immune suppression. If you have adrenal and thyroid problems, then Lyme disease is often a root cause. Your best bet is to find a qualified natural health practitioner who has experience treating Lyme disease.
It can be hard to find a Lyme literate practitioner, as they tend to keep quiet for fear of persecution from the medical community. However, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases (ILAD) group has a listing of doctors who treat chronic Lyme. [SOURCE]