Interesting News (hopefully)...updated 6/27/2021

 

Now that our vaccination rates are high, the sun is shining (most days)

 and it is light outside, let's think about helping our bodies!

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      Over the years, most of you have told me that the hardest part of having chronic tick-born pathogen syndrome, is getting an actual diagnosis (down to the genus and species level of pathogen or pathogens).  Not only is that validating, when most of you have felt disenfranchised by the medical community at one time or another, but it allows us to agree on a starting point for your long journey.  That journey takes some of you down many winding roads, paths that end abruptly, bridges that you go over and have to turn around and go back over them, lanes that meander and bring you back where you started and trails where you are blazing the way for others.  Okay...I ran out of synonyms for "winding roads"...

     I want to touch on a few topics here.  At the beginning of your journey, your bodies (at the mitochondrial level) were sick.  There was not much you can have done about it on your own.  We have to use prescriptions, nutraceuticals, herbs, whatever we can to get into your cells.  These are  parts of the cell that have many defenses in place to stop us from getting in.  Those days/weeks/months/years are probably the hardest, both physically and emotionally.  But then we can begin to kill off pathogens, in relation to their life cycles. I try my best to work with each of you individually to balance doing as little damage to the host (you) as possible while still progressing.  

     There comes a time when your bodies are stronger, although emotionally you may not feel that way.  But those are the times each of you have to take some steps toward me and I need to take some steps back.  It is time to get your heads in a more positive place, change your self-talk.  There are many ways this can be done, a few examples are  guided meditation, biofeedback, staying off of negative internet groups and many more. 

 

     Next is gentle body work, not hard exercise, but slow strength work, walking, gentle yoga (never do hot yoga!!),  stretching, swimming, prescribed physical therapy, etc. Your muscles have broken down over the course of treatment and fatigue is a huge factor.  Start slow. 

     The thirds is thinking about what  you eat.  This is so important, but I know there are times that some of you could not eat anything, keep food down or only eat certain things.  Once you get out of that stage, it is time to think about your body and how many years it has been poisoned.  First by invading pathogens and then by antibiotics, herbs etc. and of course, by the food you eat.  This is one place you have 100% of the decision making. I'm not saying to not enjoy life when you can...Bear Tooth pick-up and movie night with your family, etc. but for the most part, think of food as your part of your treatment plan.  The truth is, there is nothing about processed food or fast food that belongs in our bodies and if it doesn't belong in our bodies, it certainly doesn't belong in our children's bodies!!  If animal products cause inflammatory pathways to be activated in our bodies (including dairy) than it does the same thing in our children's bodies.  While our kids are living at home is the time to get the whole family on board with healthy eating.  Vegetables, whole grain (not wheat but grains), low sugar fruits...eat the rainbow.  Garden burgers on the grill taste great.

  Gen and I are also trying.  We take the Manukaville

jet to a secluded island to do yoga. 

Here is a photo of us.  

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