Herbs and Supplements for Memory and Cognitive Support During Lyme Treatment

Memory and cognitive dysfunction from chronic Lyme disease and Lyme disease co-infections can be severe. Once the infections have invaded the brain and central nervous system they are capable of causing numerous cognitive deficits, including short and long term memory loss, difficulty retaining new information, compromised ability to read and write, an inability to make…

Herbs for Seizure Support During Lyme Treatment

Originally Published on Prohealth.com Over the years, I have dealt with both epileptic seizures and “Lyme-induced” seizures –I put the latter in parentheses because I consider Lyme-induced seizures to be a broad term for the non-epileptic seizures experienced by individuals with Lyme disease, as there are many other factors in the Lyme disease complex that…

How To Deal With Feeling Lazy and Unproductive When You Are Sick

Chronic Illness, Feeling Lazy, and The Drive to be Productive Often, when healing from a long term illness, we are quick to beat ourselves up and feel that we are lazy. However, that is not true! Too often, we make the mistake of focusing so much on curing ourselves that our efforts become counterproductive and…

What it is Like to Have Lyme Disease

Imagine everything that’s old always feels new. Imagine what was once familiar is now unfamiliar. Imagine waking up to an existence more surreal than your dreams. Imagine losing everything rendering nothing as everything. Imagine all of your lies meeting your truth. Imagine you would die to live what you once considered a nightmare. Imagine becoming…

New Book on Lyme and Cannabis: ‘Cannabis for Lyme Disease and Related Conditions: Scientific Basis and Anecdotal Evidence for Use’

My new book Cannabis for Lyme Disease and Related Conditions: Scientific Basis and Anecdotal Evidence for Medicinal Use is now available. You can learn more about it and read excerpts, table of contents, and more at http://www.cannabisforlyme.com. You can get a print copy of the book and/or an eBook via BioMed Publishing’s website (www.cannabisforlyme.com,www.lymebook.com) or Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Cannabis-Lyme-Disease-Related-Conditions/dp/098824375X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427499855&sr=1-1&keywords=shelley+m.+white). Taken from…

For the Young, Sick, and Brave

Regardless of how bizarre our rapidly changing dreams were growing up, one factor was most likely present in most: The visions of our futures most definitely did not include a life-changing illness, becoming debilitated at a time when our young peers are running marathons, being imprisoned during the years we somewhat ignorantly believed we were…

Chlorella: A Natural Alternative to Cholestyramine

A few months ago, I began taking Cholestyramine   Initially, promising results manifested, clearing up my daily dreaded evening brain fog. As time went on, though, I came to equally dread taking it along with the two hours after doing so, because it put me in an incredible about of pain. The LLMD who prescribed…

Nostalgia’s Role in Chronic Illness

After the initial hurt of breaking up with a romantic partner, we have an almost instinctual tendency to remember all of the bad times about the relationship rather than the good ones. Oddly, on the other hand, when illness forces us to break up with the familiarity of our old lives,  we have an almost…

Accepting Your Diagnosis: How a Little Denial Can Be Healthy

“Accept your diagnosis. It is not healthy to live in denial.” Upon diagnosis, we begin to hear such statements quite often. While they may stem from good intentions, they often irritate us by making us feel misunderstood. This is normal for both parties involved, both the attempting helper and the unsuccessfully helped. Oddly, we receive…

Chronic Illness: Who Are You When All Else Fades Away?

Tell me, who are you when all else fades away? Tell me, who are you when you receive the heart wrenching diagnosis that promises to dramatically change your life, if not end it all together? Are you the hopeless person who gives up and shrinks away in fear, or are you the one who rises…