Updated: Jun 15
In honor of National Lyme Disease Awareness Month, I wanted to share what may be some less conventional information about this disease. Lyme infections seems to be on the rise, with more and more diagnosis occurring each year. Learn to protect yourself in order to prevent this horrible infection(s). If you've already been exposed, learn ways to improve your condition, combating the Lyme bacteria and its symptoms.
Ticks are literally attracted to the weak and warm areas of the body where there is unhealed trauma or injury, and where there is warmth such as the groin, arm pits, head/scalp, and neck areas.
Ticks are also attracted to people who already have Lyme because they operate on frequencies (and Lyme microbes are a familiar frequency to ticks).
Small Wyoming Study: This was an interesting, small study that reported results in three people that ticks avoided- A white male and two Native American women. These individuals were healthy and had strong immune systems with positive energy fields.
☆ PREVENTION IS KEY. WHAT CAN WE DO?
Wear long sleeves and plants when outdoors.
Do a tick check after being outdoors (be sure to check the crevices such as arm pits and groin area). Also, if you have a dog, ticks love to hitch a ride on their warm, furry bodies. Be sure to check your dogs for ticks.
Always carry your tick remover tool and Tick ID card to help you identify the type of tick. A sandwich bag or plastic container is also helpful to store the tick if you want to have it lab tested.
Apply a tick repellent to your clothes. There are many on the market, but you can make your own at home. See recipe below:
TICK-AWAY NATURALLY (a Repellant):
This blend of pure oils is effective at repelling ticks. It is not a 100% guard or barrier against ticks, so be sure to wear pants and long sleeve shirt when in the woods, tall grass, hiking, hunting. Always do a full body check after these activities.
Tick & Bug Away Spray
Blend essential oils of:
Lemongrass (can be replaced with lemon)
Optional: Black Pepper or Thyme
Witch Hazel (4 oz witch hazel)
1 tsp. of aloe, glycerin, or vitamin E
4 oz. spray bottle = 5 to 10 drops of each oil. A total of approx. 60 drops of essential oil in the base of witch hazel (4 oz.)
Application: Apply repellant by spraying on skin and clothes. On pets, apply this spray to and around collar.
* You can find many of these essential oils on Vitacost website: https://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-8855512-15266893
If you are not a fan of making your own, check out this natural Tick & Bug Away potion:
YOUR THERAPEUTIC PLAN~ TO DO’s:
* Example: Purchase a journal to track your progress, make an appointment with a Lyme Disease specialist, eat Garlic daily, take Cat’s Claw & Turmeric for supplementation, and create a gentle exercise plan (i.e. yoga or walking for 20 min each day).
☆ FOCUS: LYME DISEASE INTERVENTION
If you struggle with this condition, set up a plan of care and healing!
Be sure to record your start date.
☆ GOAL: To rid the bacteria from your body brought on my Lyme Disease, and support/restore the strength of your Immune System, and reduce or omit Lyme-related symptoms, bringing better health to your overall well being!
☆ DIET (Healing foods to consume):
Garlic, Turmeric, Ginger, Oregano, Thyme, Parsley, Fennel, Onions, Kefir, Organic Greek Yogurt, Sauerkraut, Omega Rich Fish such as Salmon, Cod, Tuna (White Albacore), Grapes, Red Wine (in moderation), Walnuts, Avocado, Flax Seed, Berries, Beets, Wild Greens (Arugula, Red Leaf Lettuce, Kale, Spinach), Organic Almond or Coconut Milk, Pomegranate Juice, Green Tea, pure Water
☆ PURGE 'HEALING HINDERERS' (Omit from diet):
White sugars & carbs (pastries, candy, soda, white pasta, chips, cookies, ice cream, speciality coffee beverages, energy drinks)
Artificial sweeteners such as Aspartame and Splenda
Commercial red meat & pork products (contains steroids, antibiotics and sometimes certain bacteria and parasites)
Commercial dairy (only consume organic dairy products)
Mono-sodium-glutamate (MSG) is a neurotoxin
Trans Fats/Hydrogenated oils (often found in processed foods)
☆ TRY GARLIC:
GARLIC is a natural antibiotic (which may help to kill the Lyme related bacteria). Garlic also has an essence that creates vibrations in energy fields that parasites and biting pests do not like. It takes 3 weeks to build up in your body & will greatly decrease your risks of bites. Add raw garlic to your meals daily! You can also eat a raw clove daily! Pets: Add a tsp. of garlic juice to their drinking water each time you change it.
☆ SUPPLEMENTATION (to help support your recovery of Lyme Disease):
Krill Oil (Omega 3's)
Vitamin C (Esther C is the highest bioavailability for absorption and if you have stomach/GI issues, Esther is often the most comfortable for ingestion).
GABA and Melatonin (to help obtain healthy sleep for recovery).
Whey or plant-based protein (use in smoothies). Search for collagen in the ingredients as well to support muscle/tissue recovery.
Herbal Antibiotic (Echinacea, garlic, oregano, ginger, goldenseal, olive leaf, wormwood, Japanese Knotweed), such as Inner Defense by Young Living: https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/inner-defense
Check out other Herbal Antibiotics supplements, by Thorne, Integrative Therapeutics, Pure Encapsulations. I also really appreciate Dr. William Rawl's supplement line. He himself was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme and overtime has made successful gain in his recovery. Check out his Vital Plan information at: https://vitalplan.com/
Lyme bacteria enjoys eating iron, so you may need to have lab testing for your iron levels. If you are low and possibly anemic, I suggest iron supplementation. I prefer Garden of Life's Raw Iron.
☆ Need more information? Check out these excellent Resources:
Under Our Skin (documentary) Highly recommended!
Midcoast Lyme Disease Support and Education http://www.mldse.org/
Maine Lyme http://www.mainelyme.org/what-is-lyme
Dr. Mercola at www.mercola.com
Dr. Axe at https://draxe.com
Lyme disease expert Richard Horowitz, MD and author of the book, Why Can’t I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease.
Chronic: The Hidden Cause of the Autoimmune Pandemic and How to Get Healthy Again (Kindle Books) Phillips, Steven, Parish, Dana
Dr. Klinghardt’s Treatment Approach www.KlinghardtAcademy.com
Healing Lyme: Natural Healing and Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis and Its Co-infections, by Stephen Harrod Buhn https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/healing-lyme-natural-healing-and-prevention-of-lyme-borreliosis-and-its-coinfections_stephen-harrod-buhner/296721
Unlocking Lyme: Myths, Truths, and Practical Solutions for Chronic Lyme Disease, Dr. William Rawls https://smile.amazon.com/Unlocking-Lyme-Practical-Solutions-Chronic-ebook/dp/B01N7WMNIP/
ILADS.org International Lyme and Associated Disease Society
igenex.com Igenex Tick Borne Disease Testing
If you live in Maine, you may want to visit Scarborough Integrative Health, a patient-centered, tick-borne disease clinic. Patients will be provided with extensive lab work and testing, prescription (oral and IV) meds, as well as supplements and herbal therapies. IV nutritional therapy and chelation therapy services will be offered, gradually expanding to offer acupuncture, body work, ozone therapy and injection therapy. https://www.scarboroughintegrative.com
I hope this has been helpful and insightful. Any questions, please feel welcome to post a question in the comment section!
Disclaimer: This information is intended for educational purposes only, and NOT intended as medical health care claims, cures, or therapies. Please consult with your doctor/specialist if you have any health concerns or questions about herbal medicine.
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