One of the most common questions I get is “what is your treatment protocol?” Here’s the thing – I don’t have one! At least not one that can be mapped or duplicated.
I’ve tried so many things over the years – it sometimes seems there is no rhyme or reason to what works or when or why. What works for me, may not work for you, but I wanted to share some of what I’ve learned and especially the things that have helped. So below is a compilation of the things that have provided some relief or given me improvement.
The hard part is that most treatment for chronic Lyme is not covered under insurance – so it can be expensive and we have learned to be creative. As they say – if there’s a will there’s a way. So if you find yourself being intrigued by a particular treatment – don’t let discouragement or fear keep you from trying it.
Let me start with my doctor team – these are the best of the best and I recommend all of them.
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Posture Pump (not good for me but I recommend it for those who have mild neck stiffness and pain)
Tools for the home
- Green Air Pro 2
- Power plate – exercise is important, however aerobic exercise can do more damage than good (try core strengthening as you can)
- Chromotherapy (colored glasses)
- Irlen Filters: Irlen Syndrome (Perceptual Processing Disorder)
- Brain Training
One of the most important things you can do to help your body heal is change what you eat:
- ALL sugars
- Processed foods
- Gluten & wheat
- Grass fed meats & dairy products
- Healthy fats & carbs (carbs like potatoes turn to sugar)
- Lots of veggies
- Certified mold free coffee
- Grains that are whole or sprouted
- Nuts that have been soaked and roasted
- GAPS – Gut And Psychology
- Keto (limited meat plan – not just reduced carbs)
- Low carbohydrate
- Sea Salt – Celtic vs Himilayan
- Oil pulling – coconut and ginger
My supplements change all the time and are tailor made for my body. These listed here are general ones that may be helpful, but I strongly encourage you to listen to your body. I am not a doctor, but I have a few tricks up my sleeve to help figure out what might help.
- Probiotics (Psychobiotics) – critical for digestive as well as anxiety and depression
- Kava Root (for sleep)
- Benegene (for energy)
- Vitamins – D with K2, high dose C, A, B complex (Recommendation for a good multi – GEMS
- Sauna – JHL
- Massage (lymph drainage)
- Lemon water
- Detox baths
- Dry brushing
- EMF protector – sage, wood, citrus
Neuroplasticity –Brain Training
- Relationship / Forgiveness Coaching – this is not counseling or therapy, it’s a series of surprisingly healing sessions with an amazing couple who have taught me how to manage the overwhelming and intense emotions years of sickness have brought to the surface.
- Highly Sensitive People
- Family & Friends
- Other Lyme Patients
- Blogging, Raising Awareness and Advocating