Lyme Disease can be extremely difficult to diagnosis, but what is worse is trying to figure out how to treat it. The symptoms can vary from person to person and not all treatment fits all. Most people will try many different options and at a huge cost (since insurance does not cover treatment past the initial round of antibiotics).
What I found was that healing holistically worked the best for my body. But before we get into that, let me tell you where my treatment began….
When I first received my initial diagnosis, my doctor prescribed one round of doxycycline. Although I normally do everything I can to avoid antibiotics, there was no hesitation to get started immediately. I was on this for three weeks and I believe that we tried one more dose as well. When my symptoms were still present, my family doctor basically told me that I would have symptoms for the remainder of my life (read more details about this in yesterday’s blog). This was simply not an option.
At this point, I was referred to a holistic chiropractor who had helped a friend “heal” from her debilitating Lyme Disease (I use quotations here because I don’t know that you can truly ever completely heal, but she was close). He was a wonderful man and did help my symptoms a bit. However, I was paying close to $1000.00 per visit and was taking 90+ supplements per day. In addition, the recommended diet consisted of chicken, eggs, wild rice, some veggies and very little fruit. I saw him for 3-4 months before I was no longer able to financially support this treatment option. When I left, I was still struggling with constant muscle pain, digestive distress, fatigue and anxiety.
From there I was on my own…..until the Universe stepped in…….
A good friend of mine happened to stumble upon a radio show about Lyme Disease from a man who was referred to as Medical Medium. He discussed foods that you could use to heal from Lyme including celery juice, cilantro, and wild blueberries. He recommended mostly a plant based diet (definitely not any chicken or any eggs!). So I started doing some research, found that there was a vast community of people who had been successful with his methods, and I dove right in. Within thirty days, I felt so much better than I had in years.
*Holding Medical Medium’s Life Changing Foods Book
Medical Medium and his books were definitely a step in the right direction. There were some other methods that helped speed up my recovery but I will save those for tomorrow…..
In the meantime, if you are interested in finding out more about my story and about Medical Medium’s books, check out my Lyme Disease videos on Youtube.