Lyme Disease and Me
late May, 2011, just after beginning a new project teaching in NYC public
schools, I took a one-day jaunt with my husband outside the city, got
bitten by a deer tick, and contracted Lyme Disease. Bam! Everything
seemed to change overnight. Getting well and healing for the long-term
has been my focus all summer.
Disease is a serious and poorly understood infectious disease that is
now found in almost every U.S. state -- not just on the East Coast. It
is caused by a bite from an infected tick, which can also cause other,
lesser known but also problematic co-infections. Frequently
undiagnosed, untreated or under-treated, Lyme Disease can result in
long-term, often debilitating health problems, including chronic pain
& disability, fatigue, or neurological symptoms.
my case, I was fortunate to find the tick (3 days after my trip!)
embedded in my side. When I soon developed flu-like symptoms and
dangerously high fever, I knew the cause and was able to begin treatment
right away. There is much disagreement about the appropriate treatment
for Lyme Disease, so I have had to dig deep to find the best resources
for my complete healing, which is an ongoing process.
feeling pretty triumphant about my success with Rheumatoid Arthritis
and Leaky Gut Syndrome, facing yet another potentially debilitating
chronic illness has been both frightening and humbling. I've had to
slow down and rest a lot, and to face some hard truths about my tendency
to spread myself too thin, worry too much, and judge myself
harshly. Lyme Disease has made me take a step back and look at what
I'm doing, where I'm headed, and what's important to me. I can't say
it's been super fun -- but it has been positive in this way.
Getting back in the saddle.
the good news: because of all that I've already figured out about
healthy diet and nutrition protocols, my blood tests have shown that
my immune system is in great shape to fight Lyme Disease. I am
continuing to align myself with medical and complementary care that
makes sense to me, and is effective. I'm getting stronger every day,
living and working at a more balanced pace.
thing I'm really good at is never giving up. I guess that's my own,
personal "free square." This is what I want to share with you. I
truly believe that authentic healing is possible, and I strive to offer
this perspective with clarity via health coaching, integrative bodywork,
Lyme Disease: Biting Back Teleseminar
one-hour recorded teleclass, you'll learn:
- How to find out if you have Lyme Disease
- Important first steps to take if you have
Lyme Disease -- what your doctor may not tell you
- How to support & strengthen your
immune system through food & nutrition, bodywork & natural
- Medical, complementary and alternative
treatments to promote long-term remission and healing
- How to find a Lyme literate health
Price: $17 includes downloadable resource guide