Lyme disease was first discovered in Lyme, Connecticut in 1975. On July 16, 2009, Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell signed into law, a bill that protects physicians who treat chronic Lyme disease. Nevertheless, despite the Disease’s public recognition – improvement in treatment strategies still must be advanced and refined to properly assist patients.
Lyme disease is a multi-system condition that often carries co-infections which can interfere with its diagnosis. The disease can also influence and exacerbate other chronic medical conditions. To further complicate matters, many patients who have been diagnosed with and been treated for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are actually fighting tick-borne infections or their co-infections, therewith.
5 Keys to Understanding Chronic Lyme Disease
Anything that is worth doing typically requires more than a single step to complete. Such tasks take time, most of which requiring hard work and sustained must prepare, implement a strategy, and then persevere until the conclusion is reached. With that said, our Lyme disease protocol has taken roughly a decade to assemble by taking on each facet one by one, until the big picture fell into place.
The proper way to grasp what we like to call “Lyme disease complex” requires adhering to five essential strategies that improve both the approach and end result. They are as follows:
Strategy 1 – In chronic cases of Lyme disease you will always have more than one type of infection present at the same time. In fact you will see bacterial, viral, fungal, and protozoa all co-existing. This is of crucial significance because ifyou treat only one infection, the patient will not improve and is likely to relapse quickly. It also means that many symptoms, such as fatigue, will not abate. It is important to not overlook this, because you will be dragged into the cycle of long-term struggles with no real recovery. Physicians who are not “Lyme literate” typically fail to address all contributing infections properly.
Strategy 2- Lyme’s complex of co-infections leads to an immune compromised state. And similar to when there is an infection with HIV, the immune system cannot do its job why so many symptoms present that mimic so many different diseases (auto-immune-like diseases, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and up to 300 plus medical conditions.)
Most patients will typically visit numerous doctors on their journey to getting well. You see, Lyme disease gets all the “press”it is likely not the only infection causing illness – the very reason it is better to think about it as a “Lyme disease complex” which is more of a multi-complex of infections. With this complex, not everyone will have the same infections – some may suffer with various tick borne co-infections along with other active viral combinations, and so in the likelihood they could be dealing with various genetic forms of these infections as well, and the Disease becomes a bear to treat. Because the immune system is directly under fire, the patient is vulnerable to other infections that would normally be harmless. The patients’ defenses have been compromised.
Strategy 3 – Our studies further suggest that these infections mayactually communicate through synergistic mechanisms of replication. This may involve complex cell to cell signaling between infections and co-infections, meaning if only one infection is treated, the others may grow and ultimately and can help to re-establish the core infection. Envita’swebinars discuss this point in great detail to ensure that treatment protocols include multi-infection approachesin addition to simultaneous and ongoing immune system reconstitution.
Strategy 4 – Understanding that biofilm plays a role in protecting the infections from standard treatments like antibiotics is also a critical piece of information. Biofilms must be stripped away, at the same time, to effectively treat the infections.
Strategy 5 – Lyme infections and its co-infections release neurotoxins that are difficult for the body to excrete and eliminate because they compete with myriad receptor sites throughout the body – including neural and hormonal. This neurotoxin release can and will disrupt every normal and necessary function bodily function. By making targeted detoxification a part of Lyme disease’s treatment plan, it makes recovery far more attainable. That being said, neurotoxins can take long time to remove by means of a process that is fairly complex.
When one considers all 5 strategies outlined above, it is clear why so many patients in treatment fail to get acceptable results. For assistance and treatment of chronic Lyme disease, contact Envita Medical Centerswhere we have been helping patients with Lyme disease, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for more than a decade.
For those who are struggling with this condition, we invite you to learn more – the best prescription is education.