The People Society Forgot

Have you noticed how insanely busy everyone is? And I do mean insanely!!! Life is non-stop running from this place to that, calendars are full, people have very little time to invest in each other anymore or cultivate relationships.

It is almost hard to remember days gone by (hey I’m getting old) before cell phones and social media when people actually talked to each other more. They had time for their friends, getting together to visit was simpler… it didn’t involve so much coordination and stress. Oh, and people cared for each other. Remember that? 

Now before I come off as bashing the character of everyone in our western society; I’m not sure who to blame, it just seems to be what happened to all of us, and most people are not unkind or unfeeling, it’s just that they’re so darn busy.

For the chronically ill that have fallen off the conveyer belt of this life that drives, drives, drives and never stops moving or let’s anyone take a breath…. we often feel forgotten. 

Now what’s great is that when you are not well enough to be uber social, cell phones and social media are a life saver, at least in some ways. You see we also have a window into the world that has forgotten us; people that goon hikes, hang with friends, go out to dinner, spend time with everyone but you because everyone else is up and mobile and, frankly more fun.

Ahhh the chronic illness suffer, we are like a low budget B movie that was made 20 years ago that most people forgot even existed, until someone says something like “hey wasn’t ‘_____’ like at that thing with that other person we went to way back when”?

Now you (normal person) may actually think of us from time to time, pray for us, have us run across your mind…. But guess what? We don’t know that!!!!!. 

Silence= I don’t matter and you don’t care. 

Again, I’m sure the person reading this is a good person, and a busy person, but maybe just as a favor to me, when “_____” comes to your mind and you haven’t seen them in a while and you know they are struggling, send a quick text, an IM, or maybe one of those old-fashioned phone call things. 

Please Imagine being too sick to do what you are out doing right now, and instead that you were home alone most of the time,  imagine (some) of your friends staying silent, for weeks, months…. 

Now Imagine now if they weren’t.

Thanks for listening readers 💚

Lyme Brain and What To Do

We have all (most?) experienced “Lyme Brain”…that generalized fog that keeps you feeling just to the left of reality… that inability to recall simple things or words….that moment in the middle of a conversation when you aren’t sure what you were going to say….those times when you are writing or typing and can’t spell/get really dyslexic. These are just a few of many neurological symptoms of Lyme borreliosis or it’s related coinfections. While proper treatment is the only way to get better, there are some supplements to help and repair brain function, so I am sharing this article by a very successful LLMD:

My Brain Isn’t Working!

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Ask The Expert

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In case you didn’t know (besides the weekly Tuesday webinars) Dr Marty Ross (LLMD) has a question and answer forum where he answers Lyme related questions! Invaluable information available, so please feel free to ask the expert….

http://www.treatlyme.net/questions/#comment-1259733185

E.G.:

Jennifer S.10 days ago

Hello Dr Ross, first may I say you have saved my life (not an over statement). I was wondering when someone has been dealing with chronic yeast before and during Lyme treatment do you see this as being a continuing problem after treatment is finished, and does someone remain susceptible? Also how do you feel about supplementing with essential oils?

Marty Ross MD Mod Jennifer S.11 minutes ago

Jennifer,

I apologize for the delay in my response. I was away for the last week.

Rarely does chronic yeast overgrowth remain a problem after the treatment with Lyme by antibiotics is completed. Regarding the oils, I find them helpful at treating yeast, however I do not find them useful in treating Lyme.

In Health,

Marty Ross MD

Stumbling Blocks, Brick Walls, Downturns…and Methylation

So it’s funny this is something my natural care doctor talked to me about several weeks ago (in the middle of my slump), and she started me on the Methylguard by Thorne. She also wants me to do the blood test MTHFR. So, this article explains it all much better than I can, if you are having bad die off, herx, worse fatigue, whatever…read on.

methylation

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