Health & Fitness

Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections

Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 512

View: 333

A guide to the natural treatment of two of the most common and damaging coinfections of Lyme disease--Bartonella and Mycoplasma • Reveals how these conditions often go undiagnosed, complicate Lyme treatment, and cause a host of symptoms--from arthritis to severe brain dysfunction • Outlines natural treatments for both infections, with herbs and supplements for specific symptoms and to combat overreactions of the immune system • Reviews the latest scientific research on Bartonella and Mycoplasma coinfections and how treatment with antibiotics is often ineffective Each year Harvard researchers estimate there are nearly 250,000 new Lyme disease infections--only 10 percent of which will be accurately diagnosed. One of the largest factors in misdiagnosis of Lyme is the presence of other tick-borne infections, which mask or aggravate the symptoms of Lyme disease as well as complicate treatment. Two of the most common and damaging Lyme coinfections are Bartonella and Mycoplasma. Nearly 35 million people in the United States are asymptomatically infected with each of these pathogens, and at least 10 percent will become symptomatic every year--with symptoms ranging from arthritis to severe brain dysfunction. Distilling hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles on the latest scientific research on Bartonella, Mycoplasma, and Lyme disease, Stephen Buhner examines the complex synergy between these infections and reveals how all three can go undiagnosed or resurface after antibiotic treatment. He explains how these coinfections create cytokine cascades in the body--essentially sending the immune system into an overblown, uncontrolled response in much the same way that rheumatoid arthritis or cancer can. Detailing effective natural holistic methods centered on herbs and supplements, such as the systemic antibacterial herb Sida acuta, which acts to protect blood cells from invading organisms, he reveals how to treat specific symptoms, interrupt the cytokine cascades, and bring the immune system back into balance as well as complement ongoing Lyme disease treatments.
Herbs

Healing Lyme

Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner

Publisher: Raven Press (ID)

ISBN:

Category: Herbs

Page: 520

View: 455

"Healing Lyme examines the leading, scientific research on Lyme infection and its tests and treatments, and outlines the most potent natural medicines that offer help, either alone or in combination with antibiotics, for preventing and healing the disease"--
Health & Fitness

Natural Treatments for Lyme Coinfections

Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

View: 450

A guide to the natural treatment of three coinfections of Lyme disease • Reviews the latest scientific research on Babesia, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma • Reveals how these three conditions often go undiagnosed, complicate the treatment of Lyme disease, and cause symptoms from headache to seizures • Outlines effective natural treatments with herbs and supplements for specific symptoms and to combat overreactions of the immune system and the inflammation response Harvard researchers estimate there are nearly 250,000 new Lyme disease infections each year--only 10 percent of which will be accurately diagnosed. One of the largest factors in misdiagnosis of Lyme is the presence of other tick-borne infections, which mask or aggravate the symptoms of Lyme disease as well as complicate treatment. Three newly emergent Lyme coinfections are Babesia, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma. Tens of thousands of people are known to be asymptomatically infected and at least ten percent will become symptomatic this year--with symptoms ranging from chronic headache and arthritis to seizures. Distilling the latest scientific research on Babesia, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, and Lyme disease, Stephen Buhner examines the complex synergy between these infections and reveals how they can go undiagnosed or resurface after antibiotic treatment. He explains how these organisms create cytokine cascades in the body--essentially sending the immune system into an overblown, uncontrolled inflammatory response in much the same way rheumatoid arthritis or cancer can. Providing an in-depth guide for those suffering from Babesia, Ehrlichia, or Anaplasma infection as well as for clinicians who work with those infected by these organisms, Buhner details effective natural holistic methods centered on herbs and supplements, such as Ashwaganda and Chinese Skullcap, and reveals how to treat specific symptoms, interrupt the cytokine cascades, reduce inflammation, and bring the immune system back into balance. He explains how these natural methods not only complement conventional Lyme disease treatments involving antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals but also provide relief when other forms of treatment have failed.
Health & Fitness

The Gift of Lyme Disease and Co-Infections

Author: Suzen Chan

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 180

View: 186

Recent reports claim 300,000 people a year are struck down by Lyme disease and co-infections. This rising epidemic involves astronomical costs in the way of lost health, wealth, joy, happiness and productivity. With so many falling ill and lost within the failing medical protocol the future seems bleak. There ARE answers. Recovery IS possible. The answers are simple but they are not always easy. Listen to Suzen share her personal experience of recovery from Lyme disease against all odds she would ever work again. It was a long road with many lessons. Something here within these pages will aid you in your own recovery. We wish you well.
Medical

Beyond Lyme Disease

Author: Connie Strasheim

Publisher: Biomed Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 607

In 2009, health care journalist Connie Strasheim published what is now known as the top informational Lyme disease book available: Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment, which is based on interviews with 13 top Lyme-Literate physicians. Having sold over 10,000 copies, that book covered many of the cutting edge treatments for chronic Lyme disease. But what if you've already tried treating your Lyme disease? What if you've used antibiotics and herbs, tested for all of the co-infections, seen many Lyme doctors, and you still are not well? Maybe it's time to look Beyond Lyme Disease. Connie's latest book, which she has been writing full-time for the last 12 months, is written for people who have tried everything but are still sick. In this new book, Connie will introduce you to numerous underlying causes of disease in people who are chronically ill. She will help you solve your remaining health puzzles by presenting novel information on the causes of chronic illness in people with Lyme and co-infections which your practitioner may have missed. If you've tried everything and are still sick, maybe it is time to look Beyond Lyme Disease!
Medical

Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment

Author: Connie Strasheim

Publisher: BioMed Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 443

View: 886

Health care journalist Connie Strasheim has conducted intensive interviews with thirteen of the world's most competent Lyme disease healers, asking them thoughtful, important questions, and then spent months compiling their information into organized, user-friendly chapters that contain the core principles upon which they base their medical treatment of chronic Lyme disease. --publisher.
Health & Fitness

Preventing Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases

Author: Alexis Chesney

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 798

Disease-carrying ticks are found in all 50 states in the U.S. and, as their numbers rise and their ranges increase, so, too, do cases of tick-borne illnesses. Alexis Chesney, a naturopathic physician specializing in the treatment of diseases transmitted through tick bites, offers a comprehensive strategy for reducing exposure to disease-causing organisms and boosting the effectiveness of standard treatment protocols. With an overview of the tick species present in the U.S. and profiles of Lyme and other top diagnosed tick-borne diseases, including anaplasmosis and babesiosis, this guide gives concerned readers and medical professionals alike a deeper understanding of how tick populations — and associated illnesses — spread, and how to combat them naturally. In addition to covering landscape-management methods for dramatically reducing tick populations around the home, Chesney outlines prophylactic herbal tinctures that provide an additional layer of protection against tick-borne illnesses — an important strategy for those living in high-risk regions, especially in the event of an undetected bite. Chesney also provides options for treating acute tick-borne diseases, if symptoms develop, as well as herbs that can be used in combination with antibiotics to augment their efficacy. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.
Self-Help

When All Else Fails

Author: Raven Wright

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 148

View: 830

Being in the midst of a chronic illness can be extremely difficult. Raven Wright came to realize through a partial recovery and a relapse that the issue was not, in fact, physical. Or it was not only physical. She came to recognize that patterns of past trauma and abuse were also in need of healing. It became clear that the magnitude of the physical pain and duress that she was in, was in fact equal to the amount of emotional pain that she had been carrying around for a lifetime. She finally understood that the key to physical healing for her was to heal the entire person. The journey of physical, emotional, and spiritual is what may be missing if a physical recovery isn't happening. At the time, she was hitting a wall and declining in her healing. She realized that she could not simply throw medicine at a broken heart. She had to dig deeper. There was not one aspect of life, past or present, that had not been addressed and overturned. It was crucial to her recovery. And because she turned this into an opportunity for healing, her life became more fulfilling and happy than she could have ever imagined.

Liberating Lyme

Author: Vir McCoy

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 196

View: 927

A comprehensive guide to healing Lyme Disease, with unique insights and intuitive perspectives to help one discover what the body is needing to heal. Liberating Lyme looks at Lyme disease from the spiritual to the physical, for complete healing.
Health & Fitness

Autoimmune Illness and Lyme Disease Recovery Guide

Author: Katina I. Makris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 488

View: 133

Don’t let an autoimmune disorder leave you torn apart—learn to mend from the inside out. The occurrence of autoimmune illnesses has spiked dramatically over the last forty years. MS, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia are plaguing people worldwide. The suffering is vast, and the dependency on medication and the amount of physician care involved are overwhelming the health-care system. Most disturbing is that people do not necessarily heal from diseases like lupus or chronic fatigue syndrome—they merely manage their disability. Katina I. Makris, veteran natural health-care practitioner and former sufferer of CFS, fibromyalgia, and Lyme, carefully explains the mechanisms at play with autoimmune illness. “The body is not compartmentalized into illness symptomology, but is integrated and whole; the mind-body-spirit are entwined as one, searching for balance or homeostasis,” she writes. With clear insight into our seven energy chakra centers and the correlation to our bodily systems and specific emotional interplay, Autoimmune Illness and Lyme Disease Recovery Guide is a manual and workbook, educating readers on the role of Integrative Medicine and dietary and lifestyle management for optimizing recovery potentials, as well as how to ignite the mind-body healing pathway. Makris shows us how to attune to the innate healing gifts we all bear. Instead of being fragmented and dependent on outside sources such as drugs and doctors, the tools Makris offers teach us how to mend ourselves—because when we are whole, we are well.
Self-Help

When All Else Fails: A Chronic Illness Journey: Lyme Disease and Coinfections

Author: Raven Wright

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 148

View: 433

Being in the midst of a chronic illness can be extremely difficult. Raven Wright came to realize through a partial recovery and a relapse that the issue was not, in fact, physical. Or it was not only physical. She came to recognize that patterns of past trauma and abuse were also in need of healing. It became clear that the magnitude of the physical pain and duress that she was in, was in fact equal to the amount of emotional pain that she had been carrying around for a lifetime. She finally understood that the key to physical healing for her was to heal the entire person. The journey of physical, emotional, and spiritual is what may be missing if a physical recovery isn't happening. At the time, she was hitting a wall and declining in her healing. She realized that she could not simply throw medicine at a broken heart. She had to dig deeper. There was not one aspect of life, past or present, that had not been addressed and overturned. It was crucial to her recovery. And because she turned this into an opportunity for healing, her life became more fulfilling and happy than she could have ever imagined.
Medical

The Lyme Diet

Author: Nicola McFadzean ND

Publisher: Biomed Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 218

View: 617

REVIEWS: Dr. McFadzeans book is refreshing and unique. It provides sound, thoroughly researched information presented in a clean and cogent format. The Lyme Diet will become an essential tool for Lyme practitioners and patients alike. --Steven Harris, MD ........... I have been treating people with Lyme and coinfections since 1997. People who have suffered for many years recover best when they utilize a comprehensive approach, especially one that includes optimal nutrition. This book is a must-read for anyone who is serious about recovering from chronic illness. The reader will surely benefit from Dr. McFadzeans comprehensive collation of wisdom in a user-friendly format. --Therese Yang, M.D. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Navigating the most appropriate diet for a Lyme disease patient can be difficult, but good nutrition is such a crucial part of any treatment regimen that it is well worth addressing. Food sustains us, nourishes us, and can heal us. Food is medicine. It is one of the most important factors in your treatment program. The Lyme Diet contains a wealth of information about why dietary choices are critical for minimizing inflammation, optimizing immune function, promoting healthy digestion and gut flora, balancing hormones, and detoxifying the body. Dr. Nicola s book is a must-have manual for anyone suffering from such Lyme disease symptoms as fatigue, chronic pain, cognitive deficits, and candidiasis. It also has applications for other chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, MS, ALS as well as anyone desiring to advance their health goals through nutrition. This ground-breaking publication outlines many practical examples and strategies for implementing nutritional change on a daily basis. It also serves to decode otherwise complex information on nutritional supplements, helpful lab testing, and inexpensive home treatments. Dr. Nicola McFadzean takes a comprehensive approach to treating Lyme disease with patients all over the world. With this invaluable book, she shares the wisdom, insight and solutions that have been, until now, exclusive to her private patients.

Lyme Disease in Remission

Author: Katherine Mayfield

Publisher: Essential Word

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 104

View: 590

Trying to feel healthy when you have chronic Lyme disease can feel like a constant battle. Painstakingly researched, Lyme Disease in Remission gives you a compact, easy-to-read outline of easy, inexpensive remedies to help you manage Lyme. You'll learn:How to control Lyme with herbs What light therapy can do for you Foods and supplements to avoid What you can do to feel better and heal faster How to control EBV Lyme Disease in Remission includes treatments that aren't mentioned in the standard Lyme literature, such as the use of moonlight and blue light to soothe a Herx reaction. Written by a 15-year veteran of Lyme disease who remains healthy and active at 62, this book will help you cope with chronic Lyme and its coinfections.
Poetry

Not If, When

Author: Gail Tierney

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 136

View: 158

Even the most integrative, supportive doctor can only do so much for an individual during the worst period of healing from Lyme. The process looks different for everyone, but a patient must feel significantly worse before they begin to recover. When Lyme bacteria (or other coinfections) are first attacked by antibiotics, herbs, or other treatment, they release toxins into the body quicker than they can be dispelled. This is called a Jarisch-Herxheimer (Herx) reaction, and it can often include panic attacks, brain fog, paranoia, depression, pain, affected vision, racing heartrate, dysfunctional thyroid, disrupted digestion, severe confusion, and amnesia among many other symptoms. Herxing, in other words, is a complete—and sometimes seemingly unending—nightmare. When you’ve fretted about that frustrating doctor all night and Herxed all day, these autobiographical poems may go down smoother than a pill. Arranged chronologically in the order that they were written, they move from devastation to determination, addressing the various frustrations and dynamics of living with chronic Lyme disease—the isolation, the trauma, the fear—and also providing a voice of solidarity and inspiration for those suffering from this devastating illness. Written as a love letter for Lyme patients who are running out of patience, as well as for their family and friends, Not If, When is a clear-eyed, defiant, and poignant exploration of what it means to live—and sometimes even thrive—with Lyme.
Health & Fitness

Liberating Yourself from Lyme

Author: Vir McCoy

Publisher: Healing Arts Press

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 560

Learn to understand what your body is telling you and discover the optimum treatment path for your unique Lyme symptoms • Shares the authors’ 10-year journeys to overcome chronic Lyme and details their successful healing protocol • Reveals how to increase your sensitivity to what your body is telling you to discover remedies and healing actions for your individual symptoms • Explores the antibiotics, herbs, diet, exercise, beliefs, immune health, and self-healing meditations that the authors used for a complete healing For some people, recovering from a Lyme disease infection can become an endless battle with physical, mental, and neurological symptoms, especially if it’s not diagnosed early. After they both contracted Lyme in 2001, Vir McCoy and Kara Zahl embarked on standard antibiotic protocols. Soon they both began to have intuitive or sensory impressions about specific remedies their bodies needed, the nature of the disease, and why they were chronically ill. Backing up their intuitive impressions with scientific evidence, they developed a protocol that brought them each a full recovery after nearly 10 years battling chronic Lyme. In this medical intuitive approach to Lyme, the authors share their personal Lyme journeys and their integrative healing protocol that bridges the scientific and the spiritual. They explore the peculiarities of Lyme disease, including how Lyme is often misdiagnosed, giving it time to establish itself deep within the body’s organs and nervous system, and examine in detail new and standard remedies, with thorough scientific references. They share the spiritual/psychological strategies they successfully employed against Lyme and its coinfections and explain how to increase your sensitivity to what your body is telling you to discover natural remedies and healing actions unique to your individual symptoms. Outlining a program of herbs, diet, and exercise that can work in tandem with traditional Lyme treatments, they also explore how to help the body get rid of this pathogen that possesses an incredible ability to adapt to various treatments and thwart their effectiveness. Expanding beyond Lyme, the authors offer self-help meditations to help you heal on a deeper level and explain how to access the “holographic medicine chest” to draw on for stronger immunity, energetic healing, and support at any time.
Health & Fitness

How Can I Get Better?

Author: Richard Horowitz

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 764

AN INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER! “Horowitz is one of the most prominent ‘Lyme literate’ physicians...patients wait for months to see him, and several told me that he had essentially cured them of a disease that nobody else seemed able to treat.” —The New Yorker “If you have suffered from unexplained, chronic or hard-to-treat illness, this book is your pathway to health.” —Mark Hyman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Blood Sugar Solution on Why Can’t I Get Better? From Dr. Richard I. Horowitz, one of the country's foremost doctors, comes a ground-breaking book about diagnosing, treating and healing Lyme, and peeling away the layers that lead to chronic disease. Are you sick, but can’t find any answers why? Do you have a seemingly unconnected collection of symptoms that leave doctors guessing? Or have you been diagnosed, but found that none of the treatments seems to make a difference? You may have Lyme disease and not even know it. Known as “the great imitator,” Lyme disease and its associated co-infections can mimic the symptoms of and often be misdiagnosed as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and even depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and psychosis. In his landmark book, Why Can’t I Get Better?: Solving the Mystery of Lyme & Chronic Disease, renowned internist and leading world expert Dr. Horowitz introduced his revolutionary plan for treating Lyme disease, and chronic diseases in general. Now, in this new handbook How Can I Get Better?, Dr. Horowitz updates his research and offers a direct, actionable step-by-step plan for implementing his 16 MSIDS Diagnostic Map. You will find: *The latest pertinent information on the most important scientific discoveries *Emerging research on bacterial “persisters”—bacteria that can survive antibiotics—and new therapies to get rid of them *A seven-step action plan that patients and doctors can follow to ensure better health.
Lyme disease

Nature's Dirty Needle

Author: Mara Williams

Publisher: Bush Street Press

ISBN:

Category: Lyme disease

Page: 142

View: 634

Nature's Dirty Needle describes Chronic Lyme Disease, the different co-infections, what the symptoms are, how to recognize them, and, finally, how best to get help. Personal stories of those who have dealt with these infections tell the tale of finding the right provider, getting the correct diagnosis, and then treatment. The politics surrounding the infections and the lack of support and poor information from the current health care system are described. In Nature's Dirty Needle you will find a symptom check list. You will understand that Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia are syndromes, not diagnoses, and that, if you are having odd symptoms, they are not all in your head. You are not crazy, but may have been bitten by a tick! With over 30 years as a health care provider, Mara Williams has been helping people to achieve a greater level of health and well-being. Attaining a Masters in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner Certificate allowed Mara to expand her practice and eventually specialize in Integrative Care and treating people with Tick Borne Disease (TBD). Additionally, Mara uses her empathic ability to help clear her clients energetically so that healing can take place.
Health & Fitness

Why Can't I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease

Author: Richard Horowitz

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 544

View: 102

From one of the country's foremost doctors comes a ground-breaking book about diagnosing, treating and healing Lyme, and peeling away the layers that lead to chronic disease. You may not know that you have Lyme. It can mimic every disease process including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions like MS, psychiatric conditions like depression and anxiety, and cause significant memory and concentration problems, mimicking early dementia. It is called the "Great Imitator," and inaccurate testing-combined with a fierce, ongoing debate that questions chronic infection-makes it difficult for sufferers to find effective care. When Dr. Richard Horowitz moved to the Hudson Valley over two decades ago to start his own medical practice, he had no idea that he was jumping into a hotbed of Lyme disease. He would soon realize that many of the chronic disease diagnoses people were receiving were also the result of Lyme-and he would discover how once-treatable infections, in the absence of timely intervention, could cause disabling conditions. In a field where the number of cases is growing exponentially around the world and answers remain elusive, Dr. Horowitz has treated over 12,000 patients and made extraordinary progress. His plan represents a crucial paradigm shift, without which the suffering will continue. In this book, Dr. Horowitz: - Breaks new ground with a 16 Point Differential Diagnostic Map, the basis for his revolutionary Lyme treatment plan, and an overarching approach to treating all chronic illness. - Introduces MSIDS, or Multiple Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome, a new lens on chronic illness that may prove to be an important missing link. - Covers in detail Lyme's leading symptoms and co-infections, including immune dysfunction, sleep disorders, chronic pain and neurodegenerative disorders - providing a unique functional and integrative health care model, based on the most up-to-date scientific research, for physicians and health care providers to effectively treat Lyme and other chronic illnesses. Cutting through the frustration, misinformation and endless questions, Dr. Horowitz's enlightening story of medical discovery, science and politics is an all-in-one source for patients of chronic illness to identify their own symptoms and work with their doctors for the best possible treatment outcome.