Hello to my beautiful community!
As you may know, I have been healing Lyme and Epstein Barr Virus the last few years.
Healing is a journey. A marathon. I have restored SO MUCH and have felt well for several years now, but I also know that in a few years, I will look back and MORE things will have improved!
Healing Lyme and Epstein Barr Virus is definitely not an overnight process. For me, my nerves were damaged and these are one of the longest things to restore.
(The truth about how long it takes to heal and why it’s different for everyone can be viewed with a short recap here.) As such, I thought maybe it’s time to do another recap of my own healing journey.
This isn’t so much about me and my story, as it is about YOUR ABILITY TO HEAL, even things that “they” told you you would have to live with. I was told things too, but they weren’t true.
I shared what I have healed from before, along the way, and you can find it here.
My health prior to Lyme and Epstein Barr Virus
My health wasn’t ideal at birth, but let’s fast forward to the spring of 2015. I had transitioned from a plant-based diet in graduate school to a paleo’ish diet. I began to have digestive issues and was diagnosed in March, 2015 with SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth). Although we spent a lot of money on tests and I was told a lot of things about my body and my health, we weren’t getting anywhere.
By the fall of 2015, I agreed to do the “safe” antibiotics for SIBO. You might have been down this road yourself. At the end of this very expensive and ineffective protocol, I was unable to ride in a car due to extreme motion sickness. I was also chronically fatigued, so pretty much home bound. We continued to run tests, including the Lyme test (standard western blot and IgenX). My IgenX was positive and I was diagnosed with “Chronic Neurological Lyme Disease”. I still remember the day…it felt like I had been kicked in the stomach. It was devastating, and although I wasn’t trained in Lyme disease or its recovery, I knew it was not good news. I started looking into treatments in Germany, since success rates in the USA were dismal. Although I was in my 40’s and no longer a spring chicken, I was too young to be this sick and stuck at home.
We bought a far-infrared sauna, and I purchased some anti-pathogen essential oils. That was all I knew to do!
Through some divine direction, I came across and read The Secrets to Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal. I knew in the depths of my God-given soul that this book contained the truth about root causes of disease, including Lyme disease, and for my $26, it also had the treatment plan of how to heal. Johny and I had now spent about $26,000 and although I was told there were a lot of things wrong with me, I was not given any hope until reading this $26 book. That alone should tell you something, although every book published claims to have “the truth”.
With hope re-ignited, I started the protocols the next day with what I had on hand. I was trained in food, supplements, and natural therapies so this was not a leap for me to hop on board so quickly. I continued to dive deeper into the material, and get myself set up for my recovery.
I did ask my MD to run the Epstein Barr Virus panels, per the info I read, and they were positive. Today, if I had to do it again, I would save the money and go straight into the protocols for a lot of reasons, but I didn’t know what I know today.
Here’s what I had been diagnosed with:
- I was born sick, and for unknown reasons, I was a colicky baby and I left the hospital on Phenobarbital.
- Hypothyroidism, diagnosed at the age of 24, after a car wreck.
- SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
- Mold sensitivity and “bad genes” although there was no mold in our home, even with some of the best tests on the market. We thought being around the hay we put up for the cows might be playing a role.
- I was told my detox genes were sub-par. No changing that!
- I did food sensitivity testing with all kinds of results that didn’t match. I had no idea what to eat until reading Anthony’s book.
- Chronic Neurological Lyme
- Epstein Barr Virus and a variety of mutations of the virus.
Today, I don’t claim, or identify, with any of these things.
Here’s what has healed:
Digestive: My illness started with SIBO, and I did “all the things”. I’m happy to report I have multiple BM’s a day now, unless I eat rice and white rice in particular. My stools don’t stick to the toilet like they did (!), and they don’t stink. I can eat most anything, including gluten, for a day or two if I am traveling or socializing away from home. But I feel best on my diet of fruits, veggies, leafy greens, fresh pressed juices, etc.
Energy: The extreme chronic fatigue has resolved. I can hike, bike, ski, boat all day….whatever! Now, I call the shots!
Neurological damage: my brain fog is gone. I am as sharp as I ever was, and in fact, I feel “lighter” most of the time. The glass is half full sort of lighter. I was having trouble being a passenger in a car as the vertigo/motion sickness was extreme & nauseating. (Now I understand that my vagus and some other major nerves were damaged.) Thankfully that is resolved. My plantar fascitis – where it felt like someone shortened my Achilles tendons while I slept – has resolved.
Skin: I had SUPER dry skin. I could not live without lotion. Now, its an option when I want to wear a skirt or shorts. Also, I couldn’t get tan, no matter how much time I spent in the sun. I burned but I did not tan, as I had when I was younger. Now, my skin turns golden brown. If I get too much sun, it will be red in the evening but will turn into a tan the next day.
Endocrine: When I was sick, I had VERY irregular menses. I could go months without a cycle. As I healed, I had very regular cycles. More so than ever in my entire life! And, my transition to menopause was easy, except that I am currently dealing with hot flashes. I spent a lot of time thinking it was my liver….but I have now decided I need to give more thought to my thoughts (LOL). Change your thinking, change your biology and hormone chemistry!
I had been diagnosed with hypothyroidism at the age of 24. I was on meds for 25+ years. I have now been off thyroid meds for 4+ years now. Maybe 5, I’ve lost count!
Oral health: I had yellowing teeth, & bad breath. My teeth are whiter, & Johny has no complaints about my breath!
Vision: my vision has improved a bit, and stabilized instead of declining each year. The whites of my eyes are no longer yellow. And my eyes are bigger according to some people including my mom 🙂
I have my health, and freedom back! I have peace of mind and I know what to do……and what not to do! I am 100% confidence that I can tackle anything going forward because I learned – along this journey – what the true root causes of disease are, and what to do to prevent or treat them. The information I now have is life-changing!
Can YOU feel it?
There IS hope.
You too CAN heal!!!
Along the way, I applied for and was accepted in to Anthony’s Practitioner Support and Training Program. It was a huge honor, and God story, to be picked for this as there were only 245 us worldwide. I knew others who applied and were not accepted. It was not an accident that I was chosen.
I have hundreds and hundreds of pages of notes, in hundreds of different documents. I learned SO MUCH about so many conditions. It might seem cocky but once you understand the root causes and what to do, healing is possible for everyone. Isn’t that great? Thank you God and Jesus!
I can now confidently say that together we can restore YOUR health.
If YOU are sick and tired of being sick and tired, there are two options: one-on-one custom nutrition plans and the budget -friendly but still very effective Nutrition Foundations Program.
Check out these two pages and if you still aren’t sure, book a quick call and I’ll help you decide IF we’re a good fit, AND what is truly best for you, your needs, and your budget. There is a link to schedule the quick call on both pages if you aren’t sure after looking at them!
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