Where Lyme Literate Doctors Get It Wrong

Healing the gut completely is essential for a full recovery from Late Stage or Chronic Lyme Disease, and a little known fact is that 80% of your immune system lies in your gut. Antibiotics ultimately disrupt gut flora and weaken the immune system, making it harder to eradicate the disease completely. Infections are likely to come back later if the immune system is compromised. Where Lyme disease is greatly misunderstood, is that we focus on killing the bacteria itself as opposed to full gut restoration and immune modulation first. If this is done, the body will respond to the “kill” more effectively and with far less damage. In essence, build the body and immune system up first so that it starts to fight the disease itself. Dr. Jernigan notes, as my own doctor did, that it explains why some people are “sick” with Lyme, while others have the presence of Borrelia in their systems with no symptoms at all.

“Even in Lyme disease, the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi and the many associated co-infections will likely be shown in the near future to be more eloquently addressed by using targeted combinations of friendly bacteria, instead of antibiotics to attack and suppress the bad bacteria from ever being able to cause disease. Indeed, a person’s microbiome, in combination with the overall health and healthy lifestyle of the individual, may be the determining factor as to whether someone gets full blown Lyme disease or if they are simply a carrier when bitten by an infected tick, mosquito, or other blood-sucking bugs, not to mention sexual or gestational transmitted Lyme bacteria.” – Dr. David Jernigan

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Dr. David Jernigan on Chronic Illness and Gut Health

Harvard Studies Antibiotic Disruption to Flora

 

 

 

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Lyme Disease and Autoimmune Disorders

Chronic Fatigue, Muscle/Nerve Pain, Fibromyalgia… All of these are symptoms of a much bigger issue, most notably, Lyme Disease. I, myself, was in chronic pain from 2011-2016 without a proper diagnosis, until Borrelia and Babesia (a co-infection of Lyme) were eventually discovered with further testing. Lyme is easily missed with standard blood tests, as I was originally tested for the disease back in 2011 when my symptoms first began. That test was negative. The disease spread rapidly and by 2013 and my muscles, nerves, heart and lungs  were badly damaged by the constant autoimmune attack on my body, which also caused debilitating  pain. In 2016 I received treatment at the Infusio Clinic with Dr. Philip Battiade, a brilliant German Homeopathic Doctor. I skipped the antibiotic route entirely and did immune modulation, anti-microbials, vitamin IV’s and finally, an innovative stem cell treatment using fat cells from my abdomen. This is how my health journey began, and why I fight so hard for the health of others and Functional Medicine, which focuses on the root cause of disease, not just temporary relief of symptoms. In the conventional medical world, immunosuppressives and steroids are used to “treat” autoimmune disorders. I find this to be counterintuitive as it puts further stress on the body. Please message me if you have any questions about treating Lyme, immune modulation or autoimmune disease.

Psychology Today Article on Lyme

Infusio Clinic Germany/Los Angeles