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How Parasites Can Wreck Your Lyme Recovery

What do you think of when you hear the word “parasites?” A lot of people still think of third world countries and giant worms. However, parasites can enter your body in a number of ways from anywhere in the world. And they aren’t always visible — many are microscopic. According to the CDC and many leading experts, millions of Americans (yes… millions!) develop parasitic infections. And many are misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all. I was one of those million Americans infected by parasites. Liver flukes to be exact. When are dealing with a parasite infection, it is down right WAR! Adding Lyme and Mold to the mix made it more challenging for me to recover but I am here to say that it CAN be done. Parasite infections have similar symptoms to Lyme. Anything from insomnia and bruxism, to anemia, skin conditions, and even serious health problems like seizures, blindness, pregnancy complications, and heart failure. Don’t let this scare you. It is entirely possible to detect, remove and prevent parasite infections — we’ll get to that later in this article. How Parasites Assist Lyme Disease Just like with susceptibility to mold and heavy metal poisoning, a compromised immune system

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Chronic Illness

How Mold Poisoning Can Stop You from Healing from Lyme

One reason someone might be resistant to Lyme recovery, is they may be mold poisoned as well. Like with heavy metal poisoning, many people are unaware that mold poisoning and Lyme can go hand-in-hand. After I healed myself from Lyme, I became severely mold poisoned. Actually, I believe that I was affected by mold for years but it didn’t culminate until I lived in a very contaminated house.  I was so sick that I spent 8 months sleeping in a tent in the backyard because our “sick” house was making me sick too. Lyme and Mold make the body more susceptible to the other. Dr. Raj Patel, of Medical Options for Wellness in Foster City, CA, says he suspects that half of all unresolved Lyme disease cases are due in part to mold illness. Both conditions have similar symptoms, like joint pain, brain fog and intestinal inflammation. And in fact, mold, metals and lyme play off one another and amplify pain (I had horrible hip pain), create weight gain and sometimes weight loss, headaches, exhaustion, moodiness, anger, and depression. When you’re diagnosed with one, it would be wise to test for the other — especially if you live or work

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Chronic Illness

Lyme Disease and Heavy Metal Toxicity

A lot of people don’t realize that Lyme disease and heavy metal toxicity can go hand-in-hand! Shortly after discovering I had Lyme, I found out I was heavy metal poisoned. My lead and mercury levels were through the roof from my 8 amalgam fillings, among other things. When your body is compromised by a Lyme infection, it loses its ability to protect itself from heavy metal toxins. This causes the body to start a bioaccumulation of heavy metals. Bioaccumulation is when your body builds up substances, such as pesticides, or other chemicals. It happens when you begin to absorb a substance at a rate faster than your body can metabolize and excrete the substance. Additionally, heavy metals can actually form the parts of the biofilm (a type of chronic infections caused by bacteria) in our systems that STOP our immune systems from being able to fight off Lyme! How Heavy Metal Toxicity Assists Lyme If you’ve tried addressing chronic Lyme disease to no avail, it could be that you have heavy metal toxicity concurrent with your Lyme infection. If your body is consumed with struggling to fight off heavy metals, Lyme bacteria will take this opportunity to dig in deep

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Chronic Illness

An Introduction to Lyme Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and My Journey

Lyme Disease isn’t just from a tick bite anymore and is extremely common — growing to be more prevalent every day. The CDC reports that about 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme in the US each year! There are likely many more as most people are misdiagnosed several times before being diagnosed properly with Lyme disease symptoms. What Causes Lyme Disease Lyme is caused by a spiral-shaped bacteria called Borrelia Burgdorferi. It’s usually transmitted by the bite of infected blacklegged ticks, but not always. For example, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt found that Lyme can be spread by fleas, mites, and spiders. This bacteria has 3 phases. In the first phase, it uses its spiral shape like a drill to burrow deep into tissues, joints and organs. In the 2nd phase, the bacteria can slip into the blood due to having no cell wall (which also makes it difficult for your immune system AND antibiotics to be effective). The 3rd phase is the cyst phase. This is the bacteria’s response to being attacked by antibiotics or home remedies that aren’t working. The bacteria creates a cocoon around itself so it’s protected against attackers. If Lyme reaches this stage, there are ways to

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Emotional Health

Emotional Root Causes of Weight Loss Resistance

Our last article in the emotional root cause series is on a much asked about topic: weight loss resistance. If you are overweight and have consistently struggled to lose weight even if you’re doing everything “right,” it might be time to look at the emotional root causes of a difficulty losing weight. Overall, the emotional root cause of being overweight and struggling to lose weight has to do with a sense of trying to protect oneself. The area of the body where weight is being held is the specific area where you might feel weak or insecure. The reason the body packs on fat is to insulate yourself from a threat. That threat could be from from any of the 4 sources we dive into below: feelings of abandonment, isolation, refugee, or existence. Abandonment Overweight ties to feelings of abandonment. In the wild, for a baby animal abandonment equals death because the baby will no longer receive nourishment from its mother. This is why the body goes into fat storage mode to preserve itself as long as possible. For example, a child could experience feelings of abandonment when given up for adoption, when a parent leaves the home, or a

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Chronic Illness

Emotional Root Causes of Hyperthyroidism

By now you know that there is always a “biological” reason why disease happens and that it all starts with a “perceived” trauma, which is recorded on the brain. This is how the emotional root causes that we are learning about are created. In the last blog article, we discussed how hypothyroidism ties to conflicts associated with Time, more specifically trying to slow down time. With hypothyroidism, you thyroid starts to slow down because the brain is telling it to slow down in order to help you survive. In this article, we’re going to talk about hyperthyroidism: the condition when your thyroid speeds up. It is similar in that its root conflict also tied to time, but in this case it’s a conflict of quickness as opposed to slowness. What is Hyperthyroidism? There are several different types of hyperthyroidism, but the most common kind is caused overproduction of thyroid hormone by the entire thyroid gland. Another type is caused by nodules or lumps in the thyroid that increase their activity so that the output of thyroid hormone into the blood is higher than it should be. People also may temporarily have symptoms of hyperthyroidism if they have thyroiditis, which is

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Chronic Illness

Emotional Root Causes of Hypothyroidism

There is always a “biological” reason why disease happens. It all starts with a “perceived” trauma, which is recorded on the brain. The type of trauma experienced will determine where on the brain it is recorded and which organ, gland or tissue is involved. This is what we are referring to when we talk about emotional root causes. Your brain is always trying to help you to resolve these conflicts and traumas but if they are not resolved, then your body will continue to be affected until the trauma is resolved. During this conflicted phase, your tissue is either breaking down or building a mass and you will not have physical symptoms. It’s not until we finally resolve the underlying conflict or trauma that we experience disease. Once we resolve the issue, your tissue needs to repair and this is the time you experience symptoms. When my clients are experiencing symptoms of some sort, I usually ask,”What did you just resolve?” It’s fascinating because there’s always a correlation between the physical symptoms and the resolved trauma. Since fatigue and unpredictable energy levels are something that a lot of my clients struggle with, I thought we would address Emotional Root Causes

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Emotional Health

Understanding Laterality in Emotional Root Causes of Disease

The rules of laterality matter when searching for the emotional Root Causes of disease. So what the heck is “laterality” anyway? Laterality refers to whether you are naturally right hand or left hand dominant and believe it or not, your laterality can help us to figure out details concerning your illness. It’s important to know that in this instance, laterality doesn’t always equal “handedness.” You can always teach yourself to eat with your left hand or your right hand. Laterality has more to do with whether our brain responds to a biological conflict with the left hemisphere or the right hemisphere. According to German New Medicine, this is determined at birth. The reason this is important is that our laterality determines which side of the body will respond to and be affected by traumas or emotional conflicts. Our laterality will determine which body side (left or right) will respond to the conflict. For example, the Autonomic Brain of the Right Brained person will record trauma in this way: Right side of the body represents conflicts or traumas associated with your father, partner or your work Left side of the body represents conflicts and traumas associated with your mother, children, siblings

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Emotional Health

Which Emotional Conflicts Trigger Common Diseases?

Every disease has an emotional conflict tied to it. I recently asked members of my private Facebook group, Root Cause Warriors for Health, to name a disease so I could then explain what the emotional trigger is. I got tons of great questions and feedback, so I wanted to share that information with you. How Emotional Conflicts Trigger Disease The Autonomic Brain is in charge of your survival and is always looking for a biological way to keep you alive, especially when you experience a trauma or conflict. When we experience trauma, whether it’s real, imaginary or virtual, our brain records this experience. Sometimes we resolve the conflict and sometimes we do not. The brain will try to help you to resolve this conflict but if it is not resolved, your brain will carry it for you for years. When things are unresolved, your brain sends a message to your organ or tissue  to either break down or build up a mass. Again, the automatic brain does this for your survival. The brain is trying to support the body and survive during the conflict. There are a couple of things that can happen following a conflict. Illness can show up

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