(NaturalHealth365) Lyme disease is called the elusive bull’s eye and because of that – hundreds of thousands of individuals go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. The bull’s eye rash is the tell tale sign that doctors look for when diagnosing Lyme disease. It will be circular and may have a fading spot in the center.
It’s time to expose a silent epidemic
Here’s the problem – less than half the people infected will develop a rash. Generally speaking, Lyme disease is most often spread by ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, and mites. Although, there is (some) evidence that Lyme disease can spread person to person and from mother to fetus.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin have found dairy cattle and other animals can acquire the disease and pass it on to humans through the food chain. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns us that the Lyme disease bacteria – Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), is capable of surviving the purification processes that donated blood has to go through to get into our medical supply.
Statistics may NOT be telling us the whole story
Lyme disease is considered one of the fastest growing illnesses in the world with an estimated 325,000 new (United States) cases every year. But, Dan Kinderleher, MD has stated that the actual number of Americans infected may be 10 times the 1.8 million reported by the CDC.
In fact, a large number of infected individuals will not show any signs of Lyme disease. You see the bacteria can lay dormant for many years – but become activated by increased stress or acquiring another infection which can alter immune activity.
What does Lyme disease look like?
Lyme disease is a complex multi-system inflammatory disease, with five subspecies of Bb, over a hundred strains in the U.S. and 300 strains worldwide. This diversity contributes to its ability to evade the immune system and antibiotic therapy. So, it is easy to see why Lyme can lead to a chronic infection.
Documented trials coming out of the National Institute of Health (NIH) have shown patients that were followed for six months to nine years after antibiotic therapy was finished showed that 62% of them were found to have recurrent symptoms. What is going on here?
Lyme disease is known as the great impersonator producing symptoms that mimic Multiple Sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) and other neurodegenerative conditions. In addition, people suffering with Lyme disease may think they have – arthritis, cognitive impairment, neuropathy, fibro pain, severe fatigue, depression, fever, joint and muscle pain, eye problems plus a host of infections.
The key to healing from Lyme Disease
Long-term antibiotic usage is the conventional choice for chronic Lyme disease, and can cause side effects such as nausea, fatigue, insomnia, vision problems, liver damage plus digestive problems – with NO guarantee of returning you to optimal health.
What is needed is to strengthen the immune system. Usually, Lyme disease peaks when other bacteria, viruses, and stress take its toll on the body. So, using a highly nutritious diet, exercise and herbs that are antibacterial, antiviral and immune system modulators are a safer way to approach this illness.
What are the best (immune system) modulators?
One of the most recommended herbs is Una De Gato or Cat’s Claw because it is known to fight bacteria and viral infections while boosting immunity. In fact, both Una De Gato and Sangre de Drago are used to treat Lyme disease along with Camu Camu.
A recent study revealed that 90% of Sangre de Drago is composed of one of the most potent antioxidants proanthocyanidin which may explains the effect of Sangre de Drago on colitis and other inflammatory conditions. This is important in the treatment of Lyme disease – because of its action on intestinal parasites – which are known to compromise the immune system.
Camu Camu is a fruit which contains powerful phytochemicals which include amino acids, valin, leucine, and more vitamin C than any other plant in the world. Camu Camu is one of the most energizing, mood-lifting substances on the planet!
Keep in mind, the best approach to Lyme disease is a comprehensive program that takes into account the need to flush and remove toxins while supporting the body. Remember, the root of all disease is a depressed immune system. plus low (cellular) respiration. Have you recovered from Lyme disease? Post your comments – below.
About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.