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About Lyme Disease

The cause of Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), is a spiral-shaped bacterium similar in shape and appearance to the spirochete which causes Syphilis, and it now appears that many diseases, such as MS, Chronic Fatigue

Syndrome, ALS and Fibromyalgia are being linked to Lyme disease.

Babedia microti and Ehrlichia often accompany the Bb. Babesia microti is a parasite, while Ehrlichia is a parasite. This combination plays havoc with the human body's immune system and typically defies successful treatment. The symptoms of those who have contracted Lyme disease can generally be put into three stages.

Early infection (Stage 1) is in the first to fourth weeks of a bite. About 60 to 90% of those infected with Bb experience a rash where the tick bite occurred. The rash is usually a sure indicator of Lyme Disease, although, not everyone gets the rash. Other symptoms in the early stage are flu-like symptoms.

In Stage 2, one to four months, some who are infected with Bb may experience transient heart dysfunction. Neurological abnormalities may also begin to show. Symptoms may include headaches, profound fatigue, Meningitis, cranial nerve problems (neuropathies) including facial palsies. Sensory and motor problems have also been observed. Other symptoms can include musculoskeletal disturbances, (which can exhibit as vague, migrating pain without swelling in muscles, tendons, or joints). As with other symptoms, severity may diminish and even disappear after a period of weeks or months only to return sometime later.

Stage 3 symptoms include late persistent infections. If Lyme disease is not treated promptly there is a danger of severe arthritic symptoms developing. These will relate to the joints, nerves, skin and brain.

Because the Borrelia Spirochete can invade virtually any of the organs of the body, it can produce a complex illness. This can complicate diagnosis because each organ can have its own symptoms, which is similar to the syphilis spirochete. Co-infection is another important finding, involving the parasite Babesia microti and the bacteria Ehrlichia. However, over a dozen other known protozoa's can be found in ticks making the issue of co-infection even greater.

When a person with Lyme disease starts to build up his immune system with diet and specific nutrients, his internal environment becomes hostile to the Borrelia spirochete. It is at this time that the spirochete may change into a cyst form and become dormant. Antibiotics also will make the internal environment hostile. However, when the environment is favorable to its growth again, the cyst will open and the spirochete will be released. Very specific homeopathic remedies, herbal combinations, and certain nutrients may be helpful in detoxifying the Lyme from the body and may reduce the inflammations associated with this disease.

Because Lyme disease is so devastating to the immune system and susceptibility to co-infections is increased, it is vitally important that we all do whatever it takes to keep our immune systems strong, it is vitally important that we all do whatever it takes to keep our immune systems strong. Lyme disease can be debilitating if we are in a weakened state. Fresh, raw fruits and vegetables, organic when possible, need to be consumed daily. Pure water, little to no sugar, aspartame (which, by the way, has been reported to lock Lyme disease in the body), moderate exercise and sufficient rest are all important for a healthy immune system.

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