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My doctor 😍 And yes....I can absolutely say he listens, he understands, he thinks outside the box, and he is hands down one of the most brilliant docs I have the honor of working with. .
#llmd #ilads #physician #doctor #integrativemedicine #lymediseaseawarenessmonth #lyme #lymedisease #lymediseaseawareness #spoonie #awareness #lymeadvise #lymewarrior #lymelife #lymedontkillmyvibe #strength #educate #medical #health #wellness #mecfs #mold #mastcell #allergies #bartonella #babesia

As stated in my last post, Lyme was discovered just over 40 years ago and the CDC refuses to update it’s treatment guidelines 😡. With all of the scientific discoveries and advances, can you imagine not moving forward and changing towards the better for FORTY YEARS?!? .
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#lyme #lymedisease #lymeawareness #lymeawarenessmonth #lymediseaseawareness #lymediseaseawarenessmonth #cdc #chroniclyme #coinfections #coinfectionsoflyme #tickbite #tick #ticks #tickbornedisease #tickborneillness #mycoplasma #bartonella #babesia #lymetreatment #ilads #iladsguidelines #timetochange #lymesucks #cdcignoreslyme

Lyme fact, did you know... there are no tests available to prove that the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease has been eradicated or that the patient is cured after treatment. @lymediseasechallenge 🍋 kicks off each May for Lyme Disease Awareness Month, this is something I support and want you all to join in on their challenge! ~Bite a lime while taking a photo/video of it, post it on social media with a fact about Lyme Disease, and keep the campaign going by challenging 3 other people! I’ll be posting their readymade fact images this month, they have them all available on their website! All proceeds of their campaign go to @projectlyme Feel free to share and take the challenge! 💚 As always anyone that would like to share their Lyme story feel free to message me, or visit the link on my page to remain anonymous. 🦋 #lymediseaseawareness #takeabiteoutoflyme #lymediseasechallenge

Better Lyme detection tests are on the horizon but many people who now test too early are apt to receive a false positive result leading to a lack of diagnosis and treatment. We need better, more accurate and inclusive tests.
#lymewarrior #lymediseasechallenge #lymediseaseawarenessmonth #invisibleillness #takeabiteoutlyme #bettertesting #fightingforacure

Leave a comment response for awareness month! What’s your worst symptom and how do you deal with it? Maybe what helps you, could help someone else dealing with the same issue. 💚🦋 Lifeinlymelight@gmail.com to share your full Lyme story to be featured next!

Enjoyed the Lyme disease talk in Kent, CT, yesterday. Really nice feedback, met great people, and am grateful for the opportunity. #MayIsLymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth #Babesia #tickborneinfections #ILADS

Last year the group @un1tytribe (formerly known as un1tribe) sent my best friend and I shirts! We made this video last May, wearing the awesome shirts and hope you’ll support their tribe! Check out their page to see the current clothing available 💚 message me if you’d like to share your #lymedisease story for awareness month 🦋 Thank you UN1TY TRIBE ☝️ ~organic ~eco friendly ~ethically made ~20% profits donated! 💚

Anyone else put their life on hold for their health? 🦋 Click the link in bio to read more of this Lyme Warrior’s journey! Message me to share yours to spread awareness next 💚

Lyme fact! Children are at the highest risk of contracting Lyme Disease and are more vulnerable to central nervous system infections. @lymediseasechallenge 🍋 kicks off each May for Lyme Disease Awareness Month, this is something I support and want you all to join in on their challenge! ~Bite a lime while taking a photo/video of it, post it on social media with a fact about Lyme Disease, and keep the campaign going by challenging 3 other people! I’ll be posting their readymade fact images this month, they have them all available on their website! All proceeds of their campaign go to @projectlyme Feel free to share and take the challenge! 💚 As always anyone that would like to share their Lyme story feel free to message me, or visit the link on my page to remain anonymous. 🦋 #lymediseaseawareness #takeabiteoutoflyme #lymediseasechallenge

Lymies, where are you?! Time to show that Lyme Disease doesn’t stop at state or country borders. Comment where you were infected to spread awareness, and message to share your whole story! 💚🦋

You are welcome to@join me this Saturday in Kent, CT, for a talk on “ all things Lyme disease.” It is not just about Lyme disease, other infections, #mycoplasma, #viralinfections all can be transmitted with one tick ( or flea, horsefly, or spider ) bite. It will be an informative talk, yes, prevention and available testing will be discussed too. Q and A will also be at the end. Please let others know who are in the CT area. See you there # Lymedisease #Bartonella #Babesia #anaplasma #rickettsia #retroviruses #EBV #heroes #CMV #antibiotictreatment #botanicaltreatment #essentialoils #GlobalLymeAlliance #ILADS ##LymeDiseaseAlliance

#LymeAwareness
The more you know 💚.
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Lyme disease and co-infections are an epidemic. There is no cure. If left untreated, you can and most likely will die from complications caused by this disease. .
The good news is....You can heal. You can get to the otherside. You can be healthy. It is possible. .
#lymesucks #takeabiteouttalyme #awareness #may #autoimmunedisease
#healingjourney #meadow #tickborneillness #coinfections #bartonella #babesia #bacteria #bewell #cannabiscures #knowthefacts #knowledgeispower #ificandoitsocanyou #wellness #misdiagnosedfordecades #bornwithlyme #cogenitallyme #itisgenetic #llnd #llmd #fuckthecdc #ilads #themoreyouknow

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non-food post...but still #keto .... this is my "why"... anyone following a #ketogenic lifestyle has a reason behind why they started.. initially i adopted a keto lifestyle to lose weight and be comfortable in my two-piece 👙 for a trip to #sanibelisland 🌞.... i successfully ate and drank back all of the weight that i had lost the month prior (but it was totally worth every single calorie... i even tried fried #conch 🐚)... anyway, fast forward a few carb-filled months.. i went to the #ilads conference in #boston for #lymedisease and learned how beneficial a #ketogenic lifestyle can be for #lyme patients... i decided to give keto another shot and now there's no looking back... i'm 100% off ALL medications and feeling better than ever. today i completed a lyme disease #5k and won a copy of #HowCanIGetBetter by #richardhorowitz ... so although i've enjoyed the perks such as looser clothes and more positive #bodyimage , my true #WHY is summed up in this photo.. #KetoForLyme #chroniclyme #tickborneillness #rockymountainspottedfever #lymediseaseawareness 💚 #lymeandketo #StarveTheSpirochetes #InterviewedByLocalNews #SpokeAboutLymeAndKeto 💪

May is Lyme Disease Awarness Month. Today’s Lyme fact: According to #ilads (International Lyme and Associated Disease Society), 40% of patients who contract Lyme end up with long term health problems. It can be a lifelong condition, in other words. I will focus on the 60%. Or more specifically, the 100%. As in: 100% of people with Lyme named Garreth acheive a full recovery. Today’s blessing: it could be worse (ye olde glasse halfe full). I have met lots of people with Lyme who have been sick for decades, and some who keep inexorably sliding downhill, health problems multiplying and compounding. Yes, this crap has altered the trajectory of my life and it’s hard to remember what “normal” feels like, but functioning at say 70% for several hours a day is a lot better than a lot of people l have met, and while l am not really getting quantifiably better, nor am l getting worse. I even went for a short swim yesterday - and plan to go again today, depending on how my nap goes... #swim #swimming #swimmingpool #weekleyymca #alapiscina #lymedisease #lymediseaseawareness #lymediseaseawarenessmonth #lymefighter #lymewarrior #fightlyme #blessing #glasshalffull

Day one back on oxygen! What I really want to know is does the nasal cannula bring out the green in my eyes? All humor aside, this is one of the myriad treatments I require that is not covered by insurance. The financial, emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual challenges that accompany chronic illness are mind-boggling. Right this very now, however, I express gratitude for the gift of breath, of life. •


#healing #mchc #anemic #mastcellactivationdisorder #justbreathe #oxygen #deepbreathing #patientsfirst #blackandwhitephoto #neuroplasticity #gratitude #oxygentherapy #autoimmunewarrior #ilads #chronicbadass #gerd #paleo #grainfree #dairyfree

Despite what the CDC likes you to believe, THERE IS NO CURE for Lyme Disease and the host of medical problems that come with it. Because two thirds of the medical community prefer to deny the existence of persistent neurological Lyme Disease, there’s hardly any funding to research the most effective treatment. Antibiotics? Herbs? Homeopathy? Ozone? Myer’s Cocktail? Neural therapy? Rife? Anti-inflammatory diet? Acupuncture? Chinese medicine? Laser? Detox? Some of them? All of them? How do you choose? Lyme disease patients are left desperate searching for the best treatment to get them to remission, the majority of which are out-of-pocket and not covered by insurance. After a combination of antibiotics, herbals, and alternative therapies were failing, my search brought me to Germany for whole body hyperthermia. For this treatment, your internal body temperature is raised to 107 degrees and held there for as long as possible. The bacteria are heat sensitive so it causes a massive die-off. The denial of persistent Lyme Disease forced me to literally bake myself in an oven in an attempt to get well... this needs to change. The time is now. 💚

Every May I reflect on how far this graphic design project has gone. For those that don’t know me, I’m Lauren 👋 I don’t have Lyme Disease, but decided I should try to do something to help because my best friend has Lyme. When it came time to start my graphic design thesis at school, I knew I had to center it around the disease. I also studied psychology, which became a huge help! Sharing stories is so personal and gives so much more meaning than just reading some statistics about a disease. I wanted the audience to realize this could happen to anyone and those that have lyme to realize they are not alone. I am so thankful for everyone that has helped me along the way, I appreciate your input and support more than I can put into words. (Pictured are; my mantra and photos from my BFA show where I surprised my best friend with this project!) 🦋 Let’s keep spreading awareness together, a question for the lymies will be posted this weekend and if anyone wants me to feature their story, message me! THANK YOU!!! 💚 Lauren

Who else shares this Lyme Warrior’s mantra? “I am not Lyme Disease and Lyme Disease is not me, but I am who I am today because of Lyme Disease.” Wings worn, but still able to fly. 🦋 Visit the link in my bio to read their journey, message me to feature yours next to spread awareness! 💚 #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth

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