It’s that time of year again, when ticks are out and Lyme disease is front and centre. Lyme disease is spread through biting insects – virtually all biting insects, including ticks, mosquitoes, fleas, horse flies, spiders and mites carry the bacteria associated with Lyme. Shockingly, researchers have found that up to 80% of mosquitoes can carry these microbes in epidemic areas.
Lyme disease is caused by several microbes that travel together including Borrelia, Bartonella, Rickettsia, Ehrlichia, Babesia and others. Lyme Disease can be very debilitating and can cause symptoms such as:
- itchy bull’s-eye rash
- debilitating fatigue
- recurring fever
- ace muscles or joints
- many neurological symptoms like burning and vibration
There are three stages of Lyme infection:
- The first stage is the bull’s-eye rash that usually comes from a second or subsequent exposure to Lyme.
- The second stage brings unpleasant symptoms including fatigue, muscle aches, joint pain, meningitis, hormonal problems, thyroid problems, migratory arthritis, loss of appetite, and Hashimoto’s disease.
- The third stage leads to severe chronic neurological problems – and often has a latency period of 20 to 40 years from the initial insect bite.
Lyme disease has been on the rise in humans and animals over the past few years.
According to the CDC, there are about 329,000 new cases of Lyme disease diagnosed in the US each year. The fact is, most people test positive for Lyme. Twenty-five per cent will have symptoms and seventy-five per cent are asymptomatic. Also, it’s worth noting that about eighty per cent of children who suffer with autism test positive for Lyme disease.
In the Live Disease Free Academy, most students who suffer with neurological diseases and neurological symptoms have been tested and shown to be infected with these vector-borne infections.
“The main causes of chronic diseases such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and others are chronic infections. Lyme disease is very often one of the infections.” – Dr. Mercola
How can you prevent it?
1. Reduce the risk of being bitten
- Avoid areas ticks like to go (or other biting insects)
- Wear protective clothing
- Use insect repellents – DEET is quite toxic so it’s better to use more natural options like ProtecX, citronella, or other essential oils
- Reduce the number of ticks in your yard – cut grass, clean up debris
- Check yourself, your children and your pets for ticks after spending time outdoors
- Remove a tick as soon as possible with tweezers
2. Become part of the population who may be infected but show no symptoms
In the Live Disease Free Academy I teach my students how to feed the body, while greatly reducing food to the bad microbes. We achieve this with our eating plan and taking plant-sourced supplements.
I also teach my students how to support their body, how to clean up their environment and how to build a healthy lifestyle. It’s all about restoring balance – correcting dysbiosis by treating parasites, fungal overgrowth and bacterial infections, and building up natural defences.
Lyme expert Dr. Klinghardt has stated that most patients who have Lyme are actually suffering with parasites, and that if you treat the parasites the Lyme is then easier to treat – or might not have to be treated at all.
I love the outdoors. Unfortunately these microbes will always be there, and there is always a risk of getting bitten. Our best option is to make our immune system as strong as possible and build up our natural defence, so it can deal with these microbes if and when we are infected. That way we can enjoy the wonderful outdoors without worry!
To learn more about Lyme disease and how to stay healthy this time of year please watch my video below:
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