Lyme and Friendships: A Fresh Perspective

Chronic illness can be lonely and isolating. It is not uncommon to lose friends due to chronic illness, but you also forge new relationships with other people dealing with similar issues as yours.

Journey Through Pain: Distinguishing Between What Matters and What Doesn’t

While enduring a pain filled night induced by the full moon of 2014, along with Bartonella and many other factors, I decided to do something different. Rather than worry about the fact that I must sleep in order to heal, I decided to use it as an opportunity. Either way, I was up with insomnia, … Continue reading Journey Through Pain: Distinguishing Between What Matters and What Doesn’t

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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 … Continue reading Herbs and Supplements for Memory and Cognitive Support During Lyme Treatment

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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 … Continue reading Herbs for Seizure Support During Lyme Treatment

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

Emotional Numbness: The Difference Between “Depression” and “Lyme Depression”

There is severe depression, and then there is Lyme depression -which, for many with Lyme, is not actually depression at all. It is emotional numbness but they do not know how to describe it, much less care to whilst in a numb state. So when they see they their Lyme specialist or any other doctor … Continue reading Emotional Numbness: The Difference Between “Depression” and “Lyme Depression”

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Chronic Illness & Depression: It’s OK to be Happy When Chronically Ill (Although Society Often Says Otherwise)

It’s an unspoken truth, one known on a deep level by both those who are chronically ill and on both a deep and oftentimes surface and very obvious level by those who are not ill: People with chronic illnesses are not supposed to be happy. If they are, it means they want to be sick, … Continue reading Chronic Illness & Depression: It’s OK to be Happy When Chronically Ill (Although Society Often Says Otherwise)

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

Click the above image to read excerpts, view a detailed outline of content covered, read the Foreward and Preface, and/or purchase it in eBook or print. 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, … Continue reading New Book on Lyme and Cannabis: ‘Cannabis for Lyme Disease and Related Conditions: Scientific Basis and Anecdotal Evidence for Use’