Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease Lyme disease(the name comes from the town of Old Lyme, Connecticut where the disease was first identified in 1975) is a bacterial infection of the bacterium borrelia burgdorferi (also know as spirochete) which is carried by ticks from deer or mice to humans.  The infection has now been found in North America and also in Europe.

Early symptoms of the infection may not be noticed or if noticed resemble flu symptoms such as fever, headaches, body aches, and muscle pain.  A “bulls eye” rash may occur at the spot of the tick bite.  Antibiotics at this early stage will likely provide complete recovery.

If not treated properly other symptoms may occur over time and persist disrupting a normal active life.  These later symptoms and complications may include chronic problems including arthritic type pain with inflammation of the joints.  There may also be brain or nervous system chronic problems including difficulty with memory, concentration, and vision.  Also reports have included symptoms such as widespread itching and mood changes.

Even after the bacterial infection has been arrested some report continued symptoms.  This has been labeled post-Lyme disease syndrome.  Extended symptoms are most commonly arthritic or heart related.

The Lyme disease tick:

The infected tick is commonly in wooded or grassy rural areas and most dangerous for transmittal in the spring, summer, to early fall season.  You must be bitten by a tick carrying the bacterium (not all ticks are carriers) and have it attached to your body to get Lyme disease.  Use common sense procedures to avoid ticks if you are in suspected areas:

·  Use an insect repellent

·  Wear long sleeve shirt

·  Wear high boots, tuck pants into socks

·  Check for ticks (light colored clothing make them easier to spot)

Deer ticks are small, especially in the nymph stage, so they may go undetected so watch for these signs.  The area of the bite usually will redden with the “bulls eye” pattern within 3 to 30 days.  Flu like symptoms will occur.

Oils & Blends:  Frankincense, Lemongrass, Oregano

Also consider: Cassia, Cinnamon, Lavender, Melaleuca, Sandalwood

Suggested protocols:

There are multiple phases of Lyme disease:

·  During the initial infectious stage (immediately after the tick bite) the use of an antibiotic protocols will be effective and if started early enough will eliminate further complications.

·  If the initial phase went undetected or untreated and some period of time  passed before being diagnosed then the antibiotic protocols should be coupled with cleansing protocols and must be extended over a longer period of time.

·  If the infection is arrested but symptoms continue (post-Lyme disease syndrome) then the antibiotics and cleanses may not be necessary but Candida should be considered while addressing the symptoms.

Antibiotic protocol

Put the following in a 00 capsule:

·   12 drops Protective Blend

·   6 drops Oregano

·   2 drops Frankincense

One capsule per day or 14 days, rest 14 days and repeat.  During the 14 rest days apply 2 drops of  Lemongrass and 1 drop of Oregano on each foot before bedtime.

With the antibiotic procedure be aware of the possibility of Herxheimer reaction and if rashes or other symptoms occur reduce the daily dosage while continuing the procedure.  Remember that just the presence of a tick does not mean someone has Lyme disease.  Most do no start an antibiotic protocol unless the symptoms appear.

Cleanse (detoxify)

Cleanses are described elsewhere and should be considered like Detoxification Blend for detoxifying the liver, kidneys, colon, lungs, and skin.

Again be aware of the Herxheimer reaction and if rashes or other symptoms occur cut the daily dosage while continuing the procedure.  Return to full dosage as Herxheimer reactions subside.

Supplements/Antibiotics/Cleanse sequence

·   If multiple protocols are necessary consider the following:  The Life Long Vitality supplements can be taken along with the antibiotic and cleansing procedures.

·   If the antibiotic and cleansing procedures are both needed it is prudent to sequence them starting with the antibiotic protocol, a 14 day rest, and then the cleanse.

Candida possibility

Be aware if heavy antibiotic treatment has occurred there is a possibility of the body’s immune system being weakened and an overgrowth of Candida happening.  If this appears to be the case follow the procedures recommended to help with Candida.

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