Category Archives: Lyme Disease

Don't Get Ticked Off! How to Prevent Lyme Disease

If you’re the outdoorsy type — and I don’t mean sipping cocktails on your patio — chances are you’ve come in contact with a tick or two. Blacklegged ticks, also called deer ticks, are the ones to watch out for since they carry the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium, which causes Lyme disease. Seventy to 80 percent… Read More »

This Is What Lyme Disease Feels Like

It’s a beautiful day — stunning actually — but I’ve been lying in bed since one in the afternoon. I’s now almost six and I’ve wasted yet another day thanks to Lyme disease. In the last week, my joint pain has been getting worse and worse. Today, it feels like I’ve been hit by a… Read More »

Why people with Lyme cannot drink alcohol

Here’s a couple reason why lyme and alcohol don’t mix.  1. Our Livers are Already Overtaxed “The toxins from lyme and the chemicals from drugs and alcohol can destroy vital liver function. Most patients with lyme ALREADY have liver damage and dysfunction, most specifically with the Cytochrome P-450 liver detoxification pathway. That makes is very… Read More »

Testing for Lyme Disease: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Imagine a world where the approved screening test for a disease running rampant misses 55% or more positive individuals. Imagine a world where a second screening test is available, but this test still miss 20-30% of positive individuals. Imagine a world, where the CDC has removed vital pieces of information from this test, making accurate diagnosis… Read More »

The Hidden Epidemic Of Lyme Disease

It is time we took a serious look at Lyme disease. If not treated early and appropriately, infection with Lyme can produce chronic disease that can cause severe pain, debilitating fatigue, reduced quality of life andneurological problems such as impaired memory and concentration. The CDC now recognizes that more than 300,000 new infections occur every… Read More »

5 Things I Wish You Knew About Lyme Disease

5 Things I Wish You Knew About Lyme Disease If you’ve ever had anyone tell you they have Lyme disease and you’ve answered, “What disease?” you’re not alone. Though this disease is “the most commonly reported vectorborne illness in the United States,” according to the CDC, relatively few people know anything about it or even realize it exists.… Read More »