People with Lyme disease and other chronic illnesses often research for years before, during and after their diagnosis. Because they are often tasked with the responsibility to forge a new and non-traditional path to save their own life, a path that is still unfortunately marginalized where gigantic expenses are paid out of pocket and patients are often met with skepticism, they sometime return to this community later to not only support others similarly affected, but to also speak to the issues in our environment and to our stewardship of our planet.
Why is this important? Some people believe it correlates directly with the large number of cases of Autism, Lyme, autoimmunity, etc., However, these same factors effect all of us daily. Most people have less debilitating symptoms; fatigue, headaches, indigestion. The latter seems to be one of the more difficult to reverse.
What surprises me most is that so many people have been working to improve their gut health for many years and are still stick. They are eating grain-free, hypoallergenic diets, practicing proper food combining, taking digestive enzymes and probiotics and are addressing infections (fungal, parasitic, etc.,) with antimicrobials, but continue to struggle.
This is a reflection (to my own way of thinking) of a food industry that blatantly undermines our health with GMO’s, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, hormones, etc., We are the guinea pigs of the 21st century. We can’t really know the full extent of how this will manifest, but the people that show the stress first (canary in the coal mine) are the people that show us where we have gone astray with our environment and stewardship to our planet. We have to look also at environmental pollution such as mold and EMF/ RF, as well as what is happening around dentistry as it relates to mercury fillings, root canals, implants, etc.,
I am working on a campaign to ask some of the questions that are still unanswered to doctors and practitioners that work with patients living in the margins. We will share this campaign with all of you here on our Facebook page and on the website for Well Scent. So far, we have lined up two very progressive practitioners, both Klinghardt-trained.
I am helped in this endeavor by two really amazing people; Candice, the Manager for Social Media for Well Scent and blogger for Infectiously Optimistic and Kristina of No Junque Skincare.
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Love, light and healing ~
Stacy and WS Ladies-
I am loving these practitioner interviews and find them to be super helpful. They both encourage my healing process and reiterate much of what I already know. I hope to see more interviews in the near future, keep up the good work!
Kayla, We always enjoy hearing from you. Thank you for your positive encouragement! We are happy this has provided some benefit to you. We look forward to doing more interviews throughout 2014-2015. The next one is scheduled is with Dr. Dave Ou, Klinghardt and Shoemaker trained physician. He is wonderful doctor and we look forward to hearing from him soon! Take care Kayla!
I have two sons with lyme, but one has autism. He made the biggest progress with healing when we started addressing the constant inflammation in his brain with systemic anti inflammatories, and by placing him on a toxin binder alongside treatment. My son was also diagnosed with PANDAS, and suffered from scary, psychotic symptoms when he had autoimmune attacks and often made violent threats. I can’t tell you how scared we were as he grew older and stronger, or how devastated I often was for his future before this change in his treatment. With these two adjustments to his daily regiment, he went from a frustrated, overwhelmed and unpredictable child to a calm, happy, more flexible boy who had energy, started interacting more with others, and the autism started taking a back seat to his wonderful personality. Within 6 months he graduated out of the school program for Emotionally Disturbed Children he’d been in since kindergarten. I never, ever thought we would see that day! I truly believe autism is often a form of neurolyme, and addressing more detox and brain inflammation is key in this condition, alongside diet and proper treatment.
Thank you so much for sharing your empowering story of healing. We agree that inflammation is at the root of many different types of disease and that addressing this can be transformational. We also agree with you using binders to support detoxification.
Thank you for sharing your story of healing with us. We are so happy to hear your boys are doing so well now and that you found wonderful ways to support that healing.
The Well Scent Team