Let’s talk about Lyme disease. It’s a bacterial infection caused by the bite of an infected tick and it’s pretty prevalent in the US with over 300,000 cases reported each year. But here’s the thing, conventional medicine usually only treats the symptoms of Lyme disease with antibiotics, which can have negative side effects and don’t address the root cause of the disease.
That’s where functional medicine comes in. It offers an alternative approach to treating Lyme disease that focuses on supporting the body’s natural healing processes. Functional medicine practitioners use a variety of tools and techniques to identify the underlying factors contributing to a patient’s Lyme disease, such as genetic predispositions, environmental toxins, and nutritional deficiencies.
That’s why today I am bringing you some of the most inspiring stories of people who have healed themselves of lyme disease through functional medicine testing, nutrition, detoxification and alternative medicine. This is the Lyme series: This is the series to listen to or send a loved one who is suffering with Lyme and has exhausted all other options. There is hope. You can heal.
First up, we roll a clip from episode 199 with Devon Dionne. Devon’s wellness journey dates back to her late 20’s. Despite being a dancer and appearing slim and healthy, she had a disordered relationship with food, and was pre-diabetic and pre-menopausal: her blood sugar and hormones were completely out of balance. And, she was suffering from Lyme disease. Through a combination of Gyrotonic training, holistic anti-aging strategies and nutrition, Devon completely healed her Lyme disease, balanced her hormones and now feels healthier than ever.
Then we’re throwing it back to episode 247 with Adrienne Nolan-Smith. Adrienne was diagnosed with Lyme disease at just 11 years old. Back then, doctors didn’t know much about Lyme, how to recognize it, much less, how to treat it. Antibiotics weren’t working, but Adrienne did not give up. She went on a route to heal herself and between a whole foods diet, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, alternative medicine and more Adrienne healed her body from Lyme disease.
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