ON LYME Notes:
Lyme is NOT caused by any micro-organism. This has not ever been proven. I used to think so, but that cannot be so, as we have many other ways in which to have Lyme. The issue is in biotoxin exposure and how that individual DEALS with the biotoxin. Lyme is akin to IBS, a catch-all of a list of various symptoms to describe something doctors can’t understand:
How Do You Know If You’ve Been Exposed To Biotoxins?
When you’ve been exposed to a biotoxin, your symptoms could be acute or chronic depending on the biotoxin, potency, length of exposure, your genetic status, and more. One thing is certain though – you want to address it earlier rather than later. The longer you go untreated (especially if you’re still being exposed to the toxin), the more complex your symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment will become.
Symptoms of biotoxin illness include:
• Shortness of breath
• Sinus problems
• Memory difficulties
• Muscle cramping
• Metallic taste
• Nerve pain
• Light sensitivity
• Weight gain
• Night sweats
• Excessive thirst
• Gastrointestinal related issues
• The inability to distinguish between subtle differences in color
Find a functional medicine doctor who has experience in biotoxin illnesses.
Biotoxin Related Medical Conditions
Biotoxins themselves can cause medical conditions and their inflammatory hijacking of the detoxification pathway system can cause serious illnesses. Biotoxin related medical conditions include:
• Chronic inflammatory response syndrome
• Lyme disease
• Autoimmune disease
• Hormone imbalance
• Alzheimer’s disease
It’s quite possible we are only beginning to fully realize how harmful biotoxins are. Only recently a subset of Alzheimer’s disease was identified as being caused by mycotoxins.
Lyme is supposed to cause migrating joint pain and have that bullseye rash. Now it’s a catch all for any “mysterious” illness with a laundry list of signs and symptoms.
I do think ticks and other biting insects can cause an issue but not due to a spirochete or bacterium but due to the salivary toxins excreted at the bite from the insect. Similar to say a spider. There is some research on this and they call it Tick Paralysis in which they recognize certain neurotoxins that get excreted at the site of bite.
There are cases of people becoming paralyzed from it if tick is attached for several days but the paralysis resolves after tick is removed. My hypothesis is that many cardiac and neuro symptoms can be instigated by a tick or other insect who attaches for less time but the symptoms wouldn’t be so severe. And you get complicating factors when a person is already impaired and already has a difficult time with detoxing waste out.
For those who never got bitten by anything (lets say if we could be sure about that) then their syndrome is from all the other variables we know cause dis-ease. Not to mention if they were treated with antibiotics because they were Dx with Lyme.
As you can imagine, just with everything, they never have proven the spirochete is the causative agent and of course Borrelia and the other “co-infections” are found in people with no symptoms, too.