We do not treat disease. Nor do we offer cures. The book, The Disease Delusion, written by the father of Functional Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Bland, clearly outlines why this approach does not work for chronic illness.
Instead we offer a complete systematic approach to uncover the causes of your symptoms, which then finds what you need to support healing of the causes of those symptoms.
We are very effective at helping really sick people get well.
So, if you really want to get better, then you are probably in the right place. It’s a lot of hard work to get there. There are no magic bullets, nor is it common that what worked for someone else will work for you. You are unique, and your path to healing is unique – only for you.
Below is a brief summary of the presentation on this topic. All statements in the summary are referenced in the video presentation by slide #. The presentation uses the scientific journals to help explain what is commonly involved in each topic.
The real question is do you want to get better?
Lyme Disease Reversal
Lyme disease mimics some of the worst diseases out there. Lyme mimics Alzheimer’s, MS, Lou Gehrig’s, Dementia, Post Traumatic Stress Disease, Chronic Fatigue, arthritis, and many more. The real cause of Lyme disease is a corkscrew shaped bacteria called Borellia that is commonly carried by the Deer Tick shown above. Borellia is a close cousin to Syphilis—one of the hardest to cure diseases that has ever touched mankind.
Lyme bacteria (Borellia) can invade every tissue in your body and destroy it.
The bacteria then moves quickly out of your blood stream and hides. Borellia then 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 eats your proteins, and then gives off a highly toxic ammonia. 37
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. 39-41
Prevention is addressed in my article that was published in the Hometown Focus here.
Lyme disease rarely comes by itself. There are many co-infections that come with Lyme disease that make matters much worse. Babesia is a parasite that eats your red blood cells from the inside out, causing anemia. 25 Rickestia invades the cells that line your gut, making you unable to digest and absorb your food. 27 Ehrlichia goes inside of your white blood cells called monocytes and makes them unable to protect you with their immune functions. 26 All of this makes you really sick.
Treatment Can Make You Worse
Doxycycline is the most common treatment for Lyme disease is. It is a strong antibiotic, but it doesn’t kill the bacteria, it only stops it from multiplying. 24 Studies show that antibiotics kill the bacterial coating that does most of your digestion in your gut called the flora. The weakened flora then allows the yeast candida and other pathogens to grow in your gut causing malabsorbtion, toxic bowel, and leaky gut. 43
Antifungals are toxic to the liver making it unable to clear your body of toxins. 64 The toxins from the leaky gut overwhelmed the liver, and it can’t keep up with its job. The liver can’t keep up converting the toxins so that you can excrete them. The overwhelmed liver can’t catch and destroy the pathogens escaping from the leaky gut. 59 Your body becomes toxic, and infected by the escaping pathogens. 53,54,57,58
The toxins try to escape through your skin and your lungs causing rashes and respiratory distress.
The 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. 73
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, autoimmune disorder, & hormone problems.
The thyroid is one of the first hormone glands that get attacked. 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. Toxic ammonia then begins to kill what mitochondria are left. Your cells can’t make energy to fight or heal and you get sicker. Candida/Leaky Gut
Inflammation is your body’s response to infections and toxins. Inflammation is supposed to call the immune system to attack. The adrenal gland makes a hormone called cortisol to control the inflammation. The adrenal gland can’t rest because it keeps making cortisol to try to control the ongoing inflammation.
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. Candida/Leaky Gut
Lyme Disease has been found in , semen, breast milk, 2-3% of the Minnesota Blood Bank, and has been known to cross the placenta. Tom Grier
- Unexplained rashes, fevers and soreness are common.
- Brain fog and zapped energy are usually there.
- Misdiagnosis of MS, Alzheimer’s, and dementia are frequent.
Only 1 of the 300 different strains of Lyme bacteria being used by the best labs makes the blood tests are questionable at best. Only the Western Blot tests for Lyme is good for up to 6-8 weeks after being infected. But recent studies have shown this test to be unreliable. Most of the other tests for Lyme and the co-infections are only good for 1-2 weeks after being infected. 31,32,
Its $1500 for the best Lyme & co-infection test from Igenix. But that test will not tell you where you are infected, what toxins your infections are making, or check for every co-infection. 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 treatment program can be started.
Our Unique Individual Care Program
We do not treat diseases, practice medicine, or promise cures. Instead, we combine several approaches to help support your body’s weaknesses. In doing so, the body can then strengthen itself to heal. Each person has a program tailored specific to them alone. Many times people in the same household will need an entirely different approach, even if they have what may seem to be the same issues.
All treatments need to address the health of all of your body systems, including flora imbalances, damage to the gut wall, the toxins it creates, liver clearance of toxins, food intolerances, autoimmune responses, with thyroid and adrenal dysfunction included.
We use cost-effective natural ways of testing to find out where your individual weaknesses are. We evaluate every body system that you have, find out how all of your systems interact, and what the root cause of the weaknesses found.
Once we find out what the root cause of your weaknesses are, we then use the same testing procedures to find out how to address them. Since you are unique, your individual care program will probably be different from others that you know.
We Help People Heal Naturally!
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