Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lyme Disease: A History of Chasing Bugs

Lyme Disease is an enigma to everyone, something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained.

The question has been asked as to when Lyme disease first arrived in the population. Of course there is the well-known discovery of Borrelia burgdorferi spirochetes in the 80’s, but many doctors know that it has been around for a very long time, though it was called different things based upon what symptoms a person was having.

It is interesting to this author that medicine has been chasing one “bug” after another in the attempt to nail down exactly why this is one of the most prevalent diseases on the planet.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Lyme Disease: How Do You Know Your Medicine Is Working?

While it is generally agreed by all that Lyme Disease is caused by a spiral-shaped bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi and several other co-infections, determining what medicine will work for your unique body is far from scientific.

The reality is that as different as you look from any other person on the planet, your internal organs, tissues, and biochemistry is just as unique.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Childhood Stress and Lyme Disease

Childhood Lyme infections can be somewhat easier to address, due to the pristine nature of most children’s bodies, and if it is caught early. At the same time, Lyme in children can be devastating; depending upon their health heritage and the degree of balanced life and stress in the child’s life prior to becoming sick. These issues will dictate how well a child processes through the illness.

In a child’s life, stress comes from all directions. In children, as in adults, prolonged stress predisposes one to illness by changing the cellular chemistry.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Treating Post-Lyme Syndrome

Post-Lyme Syndrome is a clinical condition where symptoms remain beyond the point where the bacteria can be detected.

The damage to the body that was caused by the infections persists even though your doctor feels the medicines have killed all the bacteria.

Post-Lyme Syndrome is the most obvious problem in the idea that antibiotics are the answer to Lyme disease. It is also the problem with taking natural supplements that are touted to kill the bacteria. Killing the bacteria and even doing extensive detoxification treatments does nothing to actually repair the damaged tissues that are the source of your symptoms.