Sunday, June 3, 2012


There are many disorders involving the digestive system that a person can be labeled with.Some of these conditions are Crohn's disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Candida Yeast, Colitis, etc. Except for the Candida, none of these terms or labels describe the cause.

 For about 8 years I was ill with what I was told was Candida yeast overgrowth. I had developed many chemical and food sensitivities and digestive disturbances during this time. One of the theories behind the yeast connection is that Candida burrows itself into the wall of the digestive tract and creates larger holes which allows foreign material into the blood stream.This in turn creates allergic and autoimmune responses. Following a sugar free diet did help some....but.....I had dramatic improvement in this area when treated for the Lyme disease which I had had all along but wasn't aware of it.. The Lyme spirochete in it's corkscrew shape also burrows into the intestines and can create holes where particles foreign to the blood stream can enter. My naturopath was very surprised to learn that many of my digestive problems and my chemical and food sensitivities improved immensely after being treated about a year for Chronic Lyme disease. The general thought in the naturopathic community is that antibiotics will actually create this "leaky gut" problem and certainly not help to heal it. However,my naturopath immediately stated that perhaps the antibiotics killed the spirochetes which then allowed my gut to heal. This is apparently what happened.

 It's certainly not good to take antibiotics indiscriminately but if  powerful probiotics in the form of supplements and fermented foods are taken along with the antibiotics, many experience no problems and end up receiving huge benefits

The doctor in the important video below speaks of his own experiences  concerning this issue. Lyme disease, like its close cousin Syphilis, is called the Great Imitator. Learn about his digestive diagnoses and what cured him.

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  1. Hi there!
    My husband was working in a vegetated area the past three days, and we have found two ticks on him. One was large (maybe a dog tick) and one was small (a deer tick). We pulled them both out with sanitized tweezers, and have them in a jar in rubbing alcohol. We rubbed hydrogen peroxide on the bite areas. We did not notice any blood on his bite areas.

    My question is the following:
    What should we do at this point, to be proactive and make sure he does not develop Lyme disease? Should we contact a doctor and have tests taken? Should we ask for him to be treated, preemptively?

    Thank you!

    1. Any tests taken at this point would most likely come back negative. It takes several weeks for antibodies to form. You could always have the tick tested at your agricultural station or sometimes town halls will send them in. Youy could always go see your doctor but their responses will be quite varied. Some may give you 0ne pill of doxycycline as prevention but it is doubtful that this would be enough if you were infected. I had a personal experience where a whole month worth of doxy was not enough. The most important thing to do is to familiarize yourself with the long list of lyme symptoms....right hand column of this blog under if in the future you notice several of these will definitely want to be checked out by a lyme literate doctor. The other important thing is to keep up your immune system by eating the right foods and minimizing stress. This last action helps prevent any disease.Feel free to eamil me with any other questions