Below you will find some basics on Lyme Disease which is becoming a major epidemic in the United States. Over 300,000 cases are being reported every year by the CDC. Using the Dark Field Microscopes there are patterns that the blood makes to indicate one might have this disorder. If detected by the presence of certain kinds of parasites and molds, and bacterias including mycoplasma, it is like a multiple Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome. MSIDS is like Pandora’s box. It involves not only the bacterial and parasitic infections mentioned above, but also associated viral and fungal infections, immune issues, inflammation, hormonal disorders, mitochondrial dysfunction (the mitochondria are the part of the cells responsible for energy production), sleep disorders, environmental toxins with heavy metals, and detoxification problems.
Do you have symptoms that come and go? Are you on a medication merry go round? Have you been to 10 or 20 doctors without relief? Maybe you’ve been misdiagnosed.
Lyme disease, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, is the No. 1 vector borne spreading epidemic worldwide. People often attribute uncomfortable symptoms to aging, stress, or the “aches and pains of daily living,” especially if blood tests and body scans are normal. What if you have Lyme and don’t know it?
It’s not uncommon to get Lyme. If you’ve ever been for a walk in the woods, laid in the grass, live in or visited a Lyme-endemic area, or have a pet cat or dog, you may have exposed yourself to Lyme disease and associated co-infections. There is even the possibility of contracting Lyme if you were born to a mother who has been exposed. Tick born infections can also be transmitted from blood transfusions. This is scary, as Lyme has been found to persist in stored blood, and Ehrlichia and Babesia (two co-infections) have been reported in patients receiving blood transfusions.
Lyme disease (often misspelled as “Lime” or “Lymes”) is an inflammatory infection that spreads to humans through tick bites.
Lyme is a borreliosis caused by borrelia bacteria, which commonly infects woodland animals like mice or deer. Ticks pick up the bacteria by biting infected animals, and then pass it on to their human hosts. The are many strains or genospecies of borrelia that cause Lyme disease (borreliosis) in humans just as there are many strains of the flu virus that cause flu symptoms in humans, with some strains more virulent than others.
3 stages of Lyme (often blurred together quite rapidly)
- Stage 1: Early infection (first few days after infection)
- Stage 2: Infection spreads (days to weeks following infection)
- Stage 3: Chronic Lyme (days to weeks after infection if left untreated, or not properly treated, for months/years after infection)
- Tick ID & Removal
Canada is home to many species of ticks, but the Ixodes Tick – more often known as the “black-legged” or “deer” tick – is the most common Lyme-carrier.
Have hard-shelled brown and black bodies, but appear greyish when engorged and some times are confused with a skin tag
Have 8 legs as adults, but baby ticks have only 6
Are 1–5 mm long, but adults can grow up to 20 mm when feeding
Protect your family from Lyme. Learn how to identify various tick species and how to properly remove them if bitten.
Early treatment of Lyme disease is critical, however Lyme is very difficult to diagnose because symptoms vary from person to person. There are over 100 known symptoms of Lyme disease.
Common symptoms include:
- Developing a rash, sometimes shaped like a “bull’s eye” mark.
- Initial flu-like symptoms, such as: fever, headache, nausea, jaw pain, light sensitivity, red eyes, muscle aches and neck stiffness.
- While some Lyme victims experience immediate symptoms after infection, others may have none for many months.
If Lyme parameters are detected in the blood there are many many Medical Doctors I work with who will administer the corrected protocols to relieve you of this unfortunate occurance.