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Greetings and welcome to my Lyme disease blog, a comfy cozy (and sometimes crazy!) place for cutting-edge information, encouragement and insight into the fastest-growing epidemic disease in the United States. In this blog you will find everything from bug-killing strategies to immune system and hormone help, as well as lifestyle and spiritual suggestions for healing from chronic illness involving Lyme disease. The information contained within this blog is based upon my own healing journey and what I have learned over the past eight years as I have been diligently digging and researching my way back to a better state of health. May you find it to be a source of hope, inspiration and wisdom in your own journey towards wellness.

About "Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment"

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443 Pages - $39.95
Published August, 2009
Written by Connie Strasheim
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Why Lyme Infections Weren't the Principal Cause of My Symptoms...and What Eight Years of Research Has Taught Me About Healing from Lyme

As this blog nears its five-year anniversary, I reflect upon all that I have learned about Lyme disease since I first began writing about it in early 2007. While I yet believe that most of what I have written about in this blog is relevant for today, many new diagnostic and treatment advances have been made in recent years, which are not thoroughly explained here. For this reason, I recommend consulting additional sources for information about Lyme, such as my book, Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment , other books written by Lyme-literate physicians, such as Ken Singleton, MD, and informational websites such as Scott Forsgren's Better Health Guy.

Perhaps the most important thing that I have learned about Lyme disease over the past decade, when I first began experiencing symptoms of illness, is that chronic Lyme disease is rarely just about a set of tick or flea-borne infections. For years, my treatment plans focused mostly upon removing infections from my body, but I experienced little improvement to my health as a result. Fourteen months of aggressive antibiotic therapy; several years of Rife machine, herbal, biophoton and other treatments, did little to ameliorate my symptoms. Antibiotic treatments, in fact, made me worse. Oddly, however, these therapies did remove the majority of Babesia, Bartonella, Borrelia, Ehrlichia, Mycoplasma and other infections in my body, according to Applied Kinesiology and energetic testing devices such as the Zyto, which, according to some Lyme-literate doctors, is over 90 percent accurate in its evaluation of infectious activity in the body.

So why didn't I get better? I had also eliminated wheat, gluten, dairy, sugar and other allergens from my diet; detoxified my body, and took nutritional supplements. Yet it wasn't enough.

It has taken me a long time to understand that treating chronic illness involving Lyme disease isn't just about removing infections, or taking a few nutritional supplements and detoxifying agents to aid the body in its recovery.

It is about aggressively healing the inner terrain of the body, which has been destroyed by environmental toxins, emotional trauma, and other factors. Often, Lyme is simply one manifestation of many things that have gone wrong in the body. Thus, healing it requires a comprehensive, detailed plan involving high doses of multiple nutrients; an impeccable diet, and a multifaceted detoxification protocol that goes beyond just taking some chlorella or doing a coffee enema.

I used to think I could do my healing journey alone, especially since, over the years, multiple physicians have failed to properly treat me, and I thought I understood all that I needed to know about healing from Lyme. But I have come to believe that healing from the complexities of chronic illness is too difficult for most people to do on their own--and that working with a holistic doctor who thoroughly understands not only Lyme disease, but also how to heal the inner terrain of the body, is essential for recovery.

In recent years, I have learned that other factors besides Lyme, such as mold toxins and electromagnetic pollution, have caused me to become ill. Emotional trauma was the initial trigger for the immune dysfunction in my body, which then caused me to become susceptible to sickness from these, and other factors.

Often, a healthy immune system can stave off much of the garbage that is found in the environment, including Lyme disease infections. But when the immune system is compromised by trauma, as was the case with me, infections and toxins can more easily gain a foothold in the body. Once this happens, it's important to not only remove the toxins and infections, but also treat the initial causes of immune dysfunction, and restore the body's inner terrain.

This knowledge provided the impetus for my most recent book, Beyond Lyme Disease: Healing the Underlying Causes of Chronic Illness in People with Borreliosis and Co-Infections. I wanted people with Lyme disease to understand that their symptoms probably weren't just caused by tick-borne infections, and that focusing more upon healing the inner terrain of their bodies, and the immune system, was just as, if not more important, than treating the infections.

While it is true that Lyme disease infections are, for some people, the most important cause of symptoms, my research and experience have taught me that for most, they are just one factor in the overall disease picture.

I am still walking the path towards wellness, but I have made greater strides in my healing since I have shifted my focus to removing the other causative factors of disease in my body besides Lyme.

If you have spent months or years doing antimicrobial treatments, and not been made well, I highly recommend checking out my newest book, Beyond Lyme Disease. Like me, you may discover vital new solutions for healing your body from chronic illness.












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Anonymous said...

There is a Lyme petition at the following address:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reform-infectious-disease-society-america-treatment-guidelines-lyme-disease/Pj9jG0pX

The petition will only be up until 2/10/13, and we need 25,000 signatures for the White House to review and respond.

This is the best chance for raising Lyme awareness I have seen, so please spread the word!

Peter Lehnhoff said...

Dear Connie; I just finished reading your book Insights into Lyme Disease Treatment and found it to be quite informative. I was a homeopathic practitioner for over 20 years, getting most of my education in Germany and Switzerland. I use to say that I spent more time in the air than I did on the ground. Well you know how that is. Back in the day I used to hang out with all the great doctors and practitioners of that time Dietrich klinghart, Thomas Rau, Maria Blecker, Conrad Wertman,Helmut Schimmel,to name a few, many times going to their houses and labs to study with them. My practice specialized in chronic fatigue and auto immune diseases. With a very high success rate with these conditions. why I am e-mailing you. I had a group of flight attendants that I treated with all the same symptoms, extreme fatigue,gut pain,digestive problems, brain fog and depression and back pain. Does this sound familiar? These stewardesses were full of pesticides! Evidently they sprayed the airplane with pesticides to get rid of insects and other pests after flights. They told me that sometimes they were in the plane when this happened and other times they didn't know, but they found out later that this was the case. My testing always found this out without them telling me. What I found out was that the pancreas has an affinity for pesticides and is stored there primarily. That's why they had so many digestive issues. So when you eat you slowly mix pesticides with your food every time you eat. The pesticides circulated in their blood , getting into their heart and nervous system. To find the pesticides that you were exposed to you need an exact tester. The skill of the tester, as well as years of experience, determines how accurate your findings will be. I will recommend Dr. Yurkovsky he uses FCT Testing and seems to be extremely accurate and has many years experience. His protocols are very precise. I don't know him personally but I saw his work. . Viruses will not just disappear by themselves, they need specific treatment. When you have a bunch of viruses your energy is poor your endurance is poor, and your adrenals get stressed out. Dr. Yurkovsky is a great believer in EMF remediation. He sells Memon Products which can neutralize all geofields,radiation fields, and magnetic as well as electric fields. I have tested them personally and can vouch for them, they are amazing. His number is 914-861-9161, his website is www.yurkovsky.com I hope this helps Peter67

Peter Lehnhoff said...

Dear Connie; I just finished reading your book Insights into Lyme Disease Treatment and found it to be quite informative. I was a homeopathic practitioner for over 20 years, getting most of my education in Germany and Switzerland. I use to say that I spent more time in the air than I did on the ground. Well you know how that is. Back in the day I used to hang out with all the great doctors and practitioners of that time Dietrich klinghart, Thomas Rau, Maria Blecker, Conrad Wertman,Helmut Schimmel,to name a few, many times going to their houses and labs to study with them. My practice specialized in chronic fatigue and auto immune diseases. With a very high success rate with these conditions. why I am e-mailing you. I had a group of flight attendants that I treated with all the same symptoms, extreme fatigue,gut pain,digestive problems, brain fog and depression and back pain. Does this sound familiar? These stewardesses were full of pesticides! Evidently they sprayed the airplane with pesticides to get rid of insects and other pests after flights. They told me that sometimes they were in the plane when this happened and other times they didn't know, but they found out later that this was the case. My testing always found this out without them telling me. What I found out was that the pancreas has an affinity for pesticides and is stored there primarily. That's why they had so many digestive issues. So when you eat you slowly mix pesticides with your food every time you eat. The pesticides circulated in their blood , getting into their heart and nervous system. To find the pesticides that you were exposed to you need an exact tester. The skill of the tester, as well as years of experience, determines how accurate your findings will be. I will recommend Dr. Yurkovsky he uses FCT Testing and seems to be extremely accurate and has many years experience. His protocols are very precise. I don't know him personally but I saw his work. . Viruses will not just disappear by themselves, they need specific treatment. When you have a bunch of viruses your energy is poor your endurance is poor, and your adrenals get stressed out. Dr. Yurkovsky is a great believer in EMF remediation. He sells Memon Products which can neutralize all geofields,radiation fields, and magnetic as well as electric fields. I have tested them personally and can vouch for them, they are amazing. His number is 914-861-9161, his website is www.yurkovsky.com I hope this helps Peter67

Traver corat said...

Hi, how are you,
I read your books introduction, and really it's summery is great. Immune Support

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