Lyme Disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which is carried primarily by deer ticks. Tick-borne infections are zoonotic—meaning they are passed from animals to humans. There are many vectors from, rats, mice, fleas, ticks, squirrels, and several others. Ticks are a parasite, which carries a myriad of infectious diseases, bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoans all at the same time and transmits them in a single bite. The most common tick-borne disease is Lyme disease, but as I’m learning, it gets worse. You can also be infected with coinfections like Bartonella, Babesia, Ehrlichia And Anaplasma, Mycoplasma, Powassan Virus, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Q Fever, Tick Paralysis and several more. It is found that many people with chronic Lyme Disease also have one or more coinfections.
Treating Lyme Disease in itself is quite difficult, but when compounded with coinfections, it can feel overwhelming and unfixable. I recently came across a book that offers hope, Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections: Complementary and Holistic Treatments for Bartonella and Mycoplasma.
This book contains an extensive look at the natural protocols that are effective for each of the diseases. The author offers an open mind to healing using whatever works, be it herbs or pharmaceuticals. He also points out that the herbs mentioned in this book are the not the only herbs that work, they are merely a starting point and guideline.
Bacteria affect each person differently, so what works for one person, may not for another. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment. We are also advised to be aware and cautious when ingesting medicines. Be observant to how your body is responding, if you don’t feel it’s working or you feel something is wrong, stop taking it!
Both Bartonella and Mycoplasma are also commonly misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. You’ll also learn what the symptoms are and their horrific effects. For Mycoplasma, this includes disrupting the immune system, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, pancreatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, hives, pityriasis rosea, myalgia, and many more.
For Bartonella, the symptoms may include headaches, weakness, pain in legs, malaise, dyspnea, shivering, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, anorexia nausea, restlessness, and insomnia to name a few.
There are numerous protocols offered for each disease. There’s a core protocol and a basic protocol, along with additional herbs and supplements to use to help with specific symptoms. There are areas in the book that are quite technical, but it’s also been written for the doctors treating patients with Lyme Disease or any coinfection. The protocols are straightforward, and a list of companies that carry the suggested supplements are listed at the back of the book. Lyme Disease is more common than we think, preliminary results from three different evaluation methods suggest that hundreds of thousands of people diagnosed with Lyme disease each year in the United States. That is a staggering number, and many succumb to this condition. Healing Lyme Disease is so well written and supplies us with easy to follow solutions.
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.