Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Having Hope With This Disease

Cucumber, broccoli, cilantro, parsley juice
Normally I am pretty realistic when it comes to "curing lyme." I don't really believe that there is a cure. Yet. But I do believe that there are things that we can do to help ourselves feel better. I believe we can make the environment of our bodies difficult for Lyme and all other bacteria, viruses, and parasites to live in.

Also I know that each of us reacts to different treatments differently. What doesn't work for one might work for another. So I don't promote any specific treatments usually. But I did want to write a bit about what I'm doing because I actually had four days this week that were great. Not just "functional" or "above baseline," but really really great. Like I could walk without fainting, and I gardened, and did things like give my dog a bath, and walked paths out in the woods without collapsing. This is rare for me. Really rare. Usually I am mostly homebound. I usually feel like I will never get better. I did have one scary day when I had horrible symptoms, the neck and head pain with the heart beat in my ear. So like I said, I still want to be realistic. But I will appreciate any good days that come along.

I don't do antibiotics anymore. The only changes I have made in the last couple months was that I started juicing and started doing powdered supplements.

Juicing~ The juicing I started because I see how many people seem to be getting better with diet changes. Gluten free, cutting out sugar, grains, and trying to eat organic food that also will help alkalize your body. These things seem to be the one common thread in the people who I have seen get better. So I started juicing to try to get more vitamins and minerals out of the food I eat. I am not perfect, the other night I made a frozen pizza. But I will say since I started juicing, I notice the biggest difference in the morning. I still wake up horribly sick. But after I drink the juice it gives me energy. It does NOT take away my lyme symptoms. But it gives me the energy I need to start moving on with my day and get things done that I need to do.

The other thing I do is I have added a powdered supplement into my juice. ( I am NOT trying to sell anything so I am not saying the name, if you want it just email me and I'll give it to you.) The reason I chose to go with a powdered supplement is because I have really extreme reactions to meds and to supplements. No matter how much people say this will not cause a bad reaction, in me, it will. So when I heard you could get it in powdered form I was happy because I can control how much I take, to make sure I don't have a reaction. I love things that come in drops too like the Byron White products. I just can't take full doses of things like other people can. The powder has a multitude of vitamins and herbs in them. I actually take two kinds, one is for vit and minerals and energy the other is for fiber. I just add it to my juice each morning and it really does help me with energy.

So that's it for now. Just wanted to update. I have a tendency to be really negative about Lyme, so when something good happens, I know I should blog about that too. We all need hope. 

So that my two cents for the day. :)


1 comment:

  1. Lisa, This is the happiest news I have heard in a long time. I agree that we need to keep our bodies as strong a possible, to counter the fallout from tick diseases. Thank you for the hope you share to so many.