Lyme disease mimics some of the worst diseases out there; Alzheimer’s, MS, Lou Gehrig’s, Dementia, Post Traumatic Stress Disease, Chronic Fatigue, arthritis, and many more. The bug that causes Lyme disease is a corkscrew-shaped bacteria that is a close cousin to Syphilis—one of the hardest to cure diseases that have ever touched mankind.
Lyme bacteria (Borellia) can invade every tissue in your body and destroy it. The bacteria moves quickly out of your bloodstream and hides. There it covers itself with copies of your own protein, much like a snail covers itself with a shell. While hiding in its shell from your immune system, the bacteria eat your proteins and then gives off the highly toxic ammonia.
Ammonia burns your cells and kills their ability to make energy. With no energy, your cells can’t fight off the infection. You can’t heal. You just keep getting sicker.
Lyme disease rarely comes by itself. There are a host of co-infections that come with Lyme disease that makes matters much worse. Babesia is a parasite that eats your red blood cells from the inside out, causing anemia and malaria like symptoms. Rickestia invades the cells that line your gut, making you unable to digest and absorb your food. Ehrlichia goes inside of your white blood cells called monocytes and makes them unable to protect you with their immune functions. All of this makes you really sick.
Treatment Can Make You Worse
Making informed decisions is the best way to weigh your choice in how you want to address why you seek help. For instance, studies show that antibiotics kill the bacterial coating that does most of your digestion in your gut called the flora. This allows the yeast Candida and other pathogens to grow in your gut causing malabsorption, toxic bowel, and leaky gut.
Antifungals are toxic to the liver making it unable to clear your body of toxins.
The liver gets overwhelmed by the toxins from the leaky gut, and it can’t keep up with its job. The liver can’t keep up converting the toxins to excretable forms or catching and destroying the pathogens escaping from the leaky gut. Your body becomes toxic and infected by the escaping pathogens.
The increasing toxins try to escape through your skin and your lungs causing rashes and respiratory distress.
The increasing toxins deposit in your fat stores. When the fat tissues become too toxic, your immune system begins to attack the fat cells as it would a foreign invader.
Since all of your glands that produce hormones are 50% fat, your hormones get out of whack. Your Lyme disease has now become a nightmare of infection, toxicity, an autoimmune disorder, & hormone problems.
One of the first hormone glands that get attacked is the thyroid. The thyroid hormones control little organelles in all of your cells called mitochondria. With thyroid hormone changes your mitochondria begin to slow down and get less in number. Then the toxic ammonia begins to kill what mitochondria are left. Your cells can’t make energy to fight or heal and you get sicker.
With all of the infections and toxins, your body responds with inflammation. Inflammation is supposed to call the immune system to attack. The adrenal gland makes a hormone called cortisol to control the inflammation. Since the cause of the inflammation doesn’t stop, the adrenal gland can’t rest—it keeps making cortisol.
The continuous supply of cortisol begins to make inflammation itself. Cortisol also tells your muscles to dissolve their proteins so that your liver can convert them to sugars. You get weaker, and your blood sugar starts to rise. This causes more inflammation.
Lyme has been found in 2-3% of the Minnesota Blood Bank, semen, cervical mucus, breast milk, and has been known to cross the placenta. It has also been shown to transfer through mosquitoes, flies, spiders, and undercooked meat.
Unexplained rashes, fevers, and soreness are common. Brain fog and zapped energy are usually there. Misdiagnosis of MS, Alzheimer’s, and dementia are frequent.
With only 1 of the 300 different strains of Lyme bacteria being used by the best labs, the blood tests are questionable at best. Only 1 of the tests for Lyme is good for up to 6-8 weeks after being infected. Most of the other tests for Lyme and the co-infections are good for only 1-2 weeks after the first infection.
It is $1500 for the best Lyme & co-infection test from Igenix. But that test will not tell you where you are infected, or what toxins your infections are making. Studies using lab tests to direct treatment are riddled with failures.
This reality makes it clear that we need a more practical testing model that can find infections, toxins, and the responses that your body is making.
It is only with a clear understanding of what is specifically going on in your body that any effective means to help restore health may be found.