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Lyme disease is a health challenge in America and Europe.  It may be one of the most fastest growing epidemics in the world.   According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “There is considerable underreporting of Lyme disease…. The actual infection rate may be 1.8 million, 10 times higher than the 180,000 cases currently reported.”

The major reason for under reporting of Lyme disease is the difficulty in diagnosing the disease.  In addition to the spirochete, the saliva of the ticks carries several microbial organisms that cause “co-infections.”  

Most laboratories like to present themselves as having reliable tests for Lyme disease, when in fact they often miss the diagnosis by misinterpreting the results.  Whether the diagnosis is accurate or not, health professionals need to pay special attention to the symptoms experienced by their patients.  As described in the previous article, symptoms experienced by each individual may vary.  The most common symptoms include bulls-eye skin rash, fever, fatigue, mind fog, swollen lymph glands, depression, shifting aches and pain, crawling sensation under the skin, etc.  All these symptoms mimic yeast and parasitic infections, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and many others.

The most common treatment is taking many courses of strong antibiotics with the hope that all the infections would be cleared up quickly.  Unfortunately, most symptoms become chronic and recurrent, because antibiotics actually destroy the immunity and create more perpetual health problems due to yeast overgrowth.

 

In the next article, I will discuss the holistic treatment for this encroaching epidemic of Lyme disease.  Stay tuned!

For consultation on holistic treatment for Lyme disease, yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or (818) 472-2213, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are available.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is caused by tick bites.  Deer ticks that carry Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria can spread the disease when they feed on the blood of animals and humans.  The size of ticks is usually likened to a poppy seed or sesame seed.

Lyme disease was named after a town called Lyme in Connecticut, because there were a number of cases reported in that town in 1975.

 

How do people get Lyme Disease?

Ticks that carry the disease thrive in heavily-wooded or grassy areas, including your backyard or the park.  If you live or spend time in those areas, there’s a higher likelihood you will get tick bites. 

Can you prevent Lyme Disease?

If you take commonsense precautions, you can reduce the likelihood of being bitten by infected ticks.  For example:  wear long socks, use insect-repellent, wear high boots, etc., when you are in a grassy or heavily-wooded environment.

What do I do if I find ticks on my skin?

Use a tweezer to carefully pull out the entire body of the tick.  Don’t use oil or cream to crush the tick body because that might cause the ticks to release the bacteria in your skin.

What are the symptoms of Lyme Disease?

The acute symptoms include bulls-eye skin rash, fever, fatigue, shifting aches and pain, depression, and swollen lymph glands which mimic many other diseases such as yeast and parasitic infections, fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. In many cases, there are no acute but chronic symptoms.

In the next articles, I will discuss diagnosis and treatment for Lyme disease.  Stay tuned.

For consultation on holistic treatment for Lyme disease, yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or (818) 472-2213, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are available.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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What is Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS)?

ARS occurs when individuals are exposed to a large amount of radiation in a very short period of time.  According to earthquake experts, 6 G (gray is a measurement of radiation exposure) is a lethal dosage.  Individuals exposed to more than 6 Gy of radiation will die within days or weeks.  Why is radiation so lethal? Radiation burns and kills.  It destroys DNA in white blood cells, and thus destroys the immune system. 

Symptoms of ARS:

Within two to three days of radiation exposure, if a cluster symptoms of nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea, skin burns, confusion, etc. occur, that’s an indication of ARS. 

Treatment for ARS:

According to the Mayo clinic, treatment for ARS is geared towards symptom relief.  If there is radioactive iodine in the radiation, the patient is also given Iodine potassium (KI) to prevent thyroid cancer.  However, KI will not prevent other types of cancer such as leukemia.

Should we be worried about ARS?

Unless you are exposed to a large dosage of radiation within a short period of time, you will not suffer from Acute Radiation Syndrome.  The fallout of the radiation diffuses the radiation power after “travelling” a distance.  Some people in the U. S. are very concerned about the impact of the nuclear power plant damage after the earthquake and tsunami in Fukushima, Japan.  However, what we really should be concerned about is chronic radiation sickness.

In future posts, I will elaborate on the symptoms of chronic radiation sickness and the role of yeast-free living in the prevention and treatment of this serious public health issue.

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal therapy, stress managememt, and spiritual counseling on Skype or telephone, please call us at (800) 715-3053 for an appointment.

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