This year was the first time I was able to participate in the 7th Annual Loudoun Lyme 5k/10k and 1k Fun Run sponsored by DryHome Roofing & Siding, Inc. and NatCapLyme.
On Saturday I attended the Southern Tier Lyme Support Conference. It was held at Binghampton University in Vestal, NY.
Aside from a local Lyme conference, I attended in Frederick, MD a few years ago, this is the only Lyme conference I’ve attended in the ten years I’ve had Lyme disease and coinfections. This conference was very well organized and the vendors involved were helpful and interesting to talk to. [Read more…]
Do you have any idea what’s in a tick? Have you ever thought about it? I didn’t know until my entire family was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease.
As I began researching Lyme disease to my horror I discovered that one single tick can carry hundreds of pathogens, some worse than others.
So let’s find out what’s in a tick!
My sister recently told me that I need to get real on my blog. She said that if I’m struggling with my health I should share it, be open about it and let my readers know what’s going on.
For obvious reasons, it’s much easier for me to share the posts that are positive or those that include action plans with clearly defined steps but sharing the personal stuff well that’s a lot harder.
The truth is, I haven’t been feeling well. It’s been going on for quite a while now. I chalked it up to my immune system becoming compromised from a super busy schedule with no margin.
“Have you ever wondered why it’s so hard to recover from Lyme disease?”
This is not an easy question to answer! There are many complicated reasons why it may be difficult to overcome a Lyme infection, like what was your health like before infection, did you have preexisting illnesses, what co-infections are involved, what is your stress level, lifestyle habits, nutrition and the list goes on. [Read more…]
The Lyme community needs you to sign this petition!
Calling for a Congressional investigation of the CDC, IDSA and ALDF
There continues to be a great controversy involving the CDC, IDSA, and ALDF regarding the handling, diagnosing and treatment recommendations for Lyme disease. If you’d like to know more about this you can read my post What is Lyme and Why You Should Care. While the CDC claims over 300,000 people are affected by Lyme disease each year, they fail to acknowledge that the standards for diagnosing and treating Lyme disease have failed, causing an epidemic of chronically ill people.
“In the fullness of time, the mainstream handling of chronic Lyme disease will be viewed as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of medicine because elements of academic medicine, elements of government and virtually the entire insurance industry have colluded to deny a disease.”
Additionally, you can call your legislator and respectfully urge immediate action from the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to fully investigate the facts surrounding the failures of leadership and management deficiencies by requesting a Congressional investigation of the CDC, IDSA and ALDF (Find your Senator) (Find your Representative)
Please share this with as many people as you can so that we can make a difference. Thank you for being a valuable part of this community.
I’m looking for a doctor and it hasn’t been easy. I don’t need a Lyme doctor, just a doctor I can go to without fear of being prescribed medication for every ailment or told my cholesterol is bad because I eat eggs and butter.
For years I’ve avoided the medical community because I disagreed with their philosophy. I prefer to use food, herbs, homeopathic remedies and supplements to heal my body.