Lyme Disease

Deer Tick

The only kind of tick we have where I live are "deer ticks". At the age of 42, I got Lyme Disease from a tick bite on my hip. That was on a Wednesday in March. On Saturday, I was unable to get out of bed for 30 minutes because both of my legs were numb. I can't take antibiotics, so after two months of treatment using herbs, prescribed by a naturopathic physician. I could feel in my body that it wasn't doing much for me. Then, I took Enliv'n.

I got Lyme Disease two more times in the next year and each time it was totally different, except for two things. The bite mark remained open; didn't glaze over or attempt to form a scab, and it itched like mad for 5 weeks, until the Lyme was completely gone. That is a long time for a wound not to begin healing! I never got the bulls-eye rash people speak of and the tests came back negative for Lyme. Compared to the other health problems I have had, Lyme Disease was easy to overcome.

Coincidentally, my dog Blossom also got Lyme Disease at the same time I did, each time. I gave her the remedy too. One year after she recovered from Lyme the third time, the vet said her routine blood test for heart worm revealed antibodies for Lyme and asked if she had been vaccinated for it. I said she had not, but she did have Lyme Disease three times. When he asked if I wanted to have her vaccinated, I asked him why, since she already has the antibodies? He scratched his head and said, "Yes, I guess she doesn't need it." Blossom, our Great Pyrenees, lived to be 13 years old, and worked guarding our livestock until the day she died. The usual life expectancy for her breed is 8-9 years.

My new dog, Samson, got Lyme Disease, even though he had been vaccinated for it. My high energy, 18 month old puppy laid around and wouldn't move for two days. When he did get to his feet, he was affected on the left side of his body, as well as mid-spine, and was limping, because of swollen joints and pain. I gave him the remedy. The fever broke the next day and each day he got a little better. It took me a full 8 weeks to feel completely normal again, so I expected that Samson would require the same amount of time. Four weeks later, I repeated the remedy with the second pills in each bubble package on days 1,3,5 and 7. He received the first pill on Friday. On Sunday, he got another tick bite that gave him Lyme Disease again, at 19 months old, but the symptoms I observed on that Monday were not as bad as when he got Lyme, just one month earlier. I continued to give him the remedy as per the instructions. Two weeks later, Samson began his cart training.

Lyme Disease


In 2013, I realized that my oldest daughter, Lisa, got Lyme Disease about 2 years earlier, but due to her Downs Syndrome, she couldn't articulate to me clearly what her symptoms were. For two years, all she said was that her leg hurt. I looked at it, and it was red, hot and swollen from the knee to the ankle. The doctor was clueless and eventually the swelling and heat disappeared. It returned again and abated, the returned, etc., every few months. She also mentioned that her neck hurt, but the two didn't seem to go together at the time, because she didn't tell me these things in such a way that I would make the connection. I had a lightbulb moment Labor Day weekend, while attending the annual revival at a church in Winchester, VA. A friend, who I only see during that weekend every year, asked me if I thought her 8 year old son had Lyme Disease. She described his symptoms as being a swollen leg and neck pain, among other things. "Oh, my! Lisa's got Lyme Disease!" I said suddenly out of nowhere. Later, I asked my daughter, "Did you get a circle tattoo on your leg about two years ago?" She said, "Yes Mom". She showed me where - just above her sock, on the right leg. At that moment, I realized she must have been walking in the woods at home wearing her clogs with ankle socks, when a tick climbed up her heel and started feeding on her once it found skin at the top of her sock. I gave Lisa the Enliv'n and repeated it again one month later, because she had it for a while before being diagnosed. The swelling and pain have not returned since.

I have had Lyme Disease a total of 6 times. I was bitten in the spring of 2015 and this time I could tell that my immune system was dealing with it. I watched and felt in my body the different ways it manifest itself. The wounds were trying to heal, but they just couldn't get the job done completely. It itched, but not like before. After waiting two weeks and observing, I decided my immune system needed a booster, so I took one course of Enliv'n. Within two weeks, all evidence of Lyme Disease was gone.

My Maltese/Shi Tzu, Maggie, was bitten by a tick in April 2016, which I found the next day, because its swollen body was hanging off her eyebrow. I watched her closely for the next 3 weeks to see if she presented with any symptoms. The fourth week I noticed she wasn't acting like herself. She would hide under the sofa, instead of lounging in my husband's lap, which is not like her. She didn't want to be touched or play with our other dog. She was not her usual spunky, affectionate, happy self. It was then that I was sure she had Lyme Disease and started her on Enliv'n. Within 2 days she was almost back to normal. By the end of the week, you couldn't tell she ever had Lyme Disease.

I have learned more about Lyme Disease, by getting it, than I ever wanted to know. So far, we have had 14 separate cases of Lyme Disease in my household, and nearly half of them were "me." I keep lots of remedy on hand, because I never know when someone will get bit.

At monthly Lyme Disease Support Group meetings, I hear the suffering and exasperation as victims share their symptoms and treatments that rarely produce lasting results. All are on antibiotics permanently because, when they discontinue the medication, the Lyme resurfaces, however it is accompanied by yeast overgrowth as a result of repeated or prolonged antibiotic use.

I have learned that no amount of probiotic or grapefruit seed extract can repopulate the gut after antibiotics or correct Candidia yeast overgrowth, because Candida Albicans multiplies 6x faster than the friendly flora in the gut. It is a race that the probiotic can't win, without help. For me, that help comes in the form of The Candida Exit Strategy. Once Candida Albicans enters the blood stream, it becomes systemic. This relentless wee-beast mutates into an invasive fungus that grows like the roots of a plant into the intestinal wall. It can cross the blood/brain barrier, where it causes neurological symptoms that are often attributed to Lyme Disease. I developed Systemic Candidiasis from repeated antibiotic use and birth control pills (steroids) over 40 years ago. Take my word for it, you don't want to go there!

I would hate to think what life would be like for me, if I hadn't found Enliv'n. I am unable to take antibiotics and other previous forms of treatment failed, so being invited to participate in the clinical trial for Enliv'n was a very timely answer to prayer and a tremendous blessing from God. I thank Him every day for this marvelous gift? To purchase Enliv'n, go to the People Products page.

There are also co-infections that can also accompany the Borrelia Burgoderferi bacteria in a tick bite.

Quality of Life Research article: Recently, there is something that has emerged, called Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS). Patients complain of persistent or recurrent symptoms after the standard 3 weeks of antibiotic treatment, which is purported to be all that is necessary to "cure" Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease symptoms may disappear after the initial treatment, but new-onset patient-reported symptoms increased after treatment was discontinued.

More than 38,000 new, known cases of spirochete bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, were reported in 2009, but the true number is more likely over 100,000 cases per year. Lyme Disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America. Once only known to be carried by Deer Ticks, it is now believed to be carried by all other types of ticks, as well as fleas and mosquitoes. Any insect that sucks blood could potentially be a carrier.

Symptoms include chronic fatigue, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, insomnia, dizziness, low back pain, burning sensation, bulls-eye rash, or "stretch-mark" looking rash on the abdomen, irritability, visual and mental disturbances, nausea, paralysis, bowel changes, heart disturbances, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), loss of coordination, anxiety, depression, and difficulty concentrating.

An article was published in January 2012 that is available with open access at URL "Springerlink.com" titled "Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome Symptomatology And The Impact On Life Functioning: Is There Something Here?" By John N. Aucott, and others. I found it to be fascinating reading.

Systemic Candidiasis is often an unintended consequence of Lyme Disease treatment with antibiotics. Systemic Candidiasis has many of the same symptoms as Lyme, so when the person discontinues antibiotics and the symptoms of Lyme Disease appear to have returned, they get back on antibiotics, unaware that the Lyme "may" be gone and what they are experiencing are symptoms of Systemic Candida Yeast Overgrowth.

I see so many people suffering needlessly, searching for answers and solutions to the life-stealing and health-assassinating diseases that suddenly become their reality, and find themselves struggling to survive, like I did. I want to help and encourage you. Please contact us if you have questions or need assistance.

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