Is there a treatment for Lyme disease?
Lyme disease is seen in live blood analysis and conventional medicine as spirochetes (white spirally twisted bacterium) under high magnification with a darkfield microscope.
Dr. Bill Rawls whose life and a busy medical career were disrupted midstream by fibromyalgia, later diagnosed as Lyme disease, recovered his health completely with a natural treatment for Lyme disease.
He says “There is much confusion surrounding Lyme disease.
There is so much controversy around this disease because most doctors don’t understand it. Even many doctors, who consider themselves experts, do not completely comprehend its complexities.”
Dr Bill Rawls late 40s were marked by debilitating fatigue, tremendous brain fog, aching all over, burning in his feet and tingling in the hands, skin rashes, joint pain, chest pain, heart palpitations, mood changes, and poor sleep. “I know what it’s like to start and end every day feeling like you have a terrible flu”, he says. He goes on to explain that over several years, he experienced virtually every known symptom of Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is mainly transmitted by ticks, which are about the size of a pinhead. The ticks bite and transmit the microbe. The tick then drops off so most people aren’t even aware that they have been bitten. Symptoms of the initial infection are very mild, if they occur at all so people can easily be completely unaware of being infected.
If the immune system function is active and strong, a person can go indefinitely without ever having symptoms. They will not know they are harbouring these types of microbes.
If and when illness does occur it can be chronic and debilitating. The degree of illness is very variable with some people being very severely debilitated, while others are only suffer mild illness.
Is there a treatment for Lyme disease?
“When I was first diagnosed with Lyme disease, my first response was to try antibiotics. But every time I started a new round, I would be absolutely miserable by the second week”.
After realizing that oral antibiotics weren’t a solution for me, my faith in the medical system diminished. My medical colleagues didn’t seem to understand Lyme disease or have much interest in treating it. Other than prescriptions medications for treating symptoms, they had little to offer.
“As I came to know the microbe better, I began to understand why antibiotics are not necessarily a good treatment for chronic Lyme disease. Though some people do overcome Lyme disease with antibiotics, it doesn’t occur consistently enough to be considered reliable.
To date, no clinical studies have shown benefit from long-term antibiotic therapy for chronic Lyme disease”. Dr. Bill Rawls
How to treat Lyme disease
Dr Rawls created a list of all potential solutions and prioritized according to cost, potential for toxicity, and evidence of benefit. Things that were very costly or carried a high potential for harm were kept at the bottom of the list.
Natural herbal therapy was definitely on his list; He had a longstanding interest in herbal therapy. But his medical background made him sceptical. How could anything natural and non-toxic actually cure Lyme disease?
It was about that time that he came across Stephen Buhner’s book, Healing Lyme. https://buhnerhealinglyme.com/ In Healing Lyme, “Buhner provided a better explanation of Lyme disease than any I had read. He also presented compelling evidence for treating Lyme disease using herbs with antimicrobial properties (used with or without antibiotics). His approach was logical and based on sound scientific evidence”.
Dr Rawls was intrigued. Simple, nontoxic, cost-effective natural treatment for Lyme disease and delivered to the doorstep. Why not give it a try?
And… it started working!
“The more I studied, the more it became apparent that herbal therapy was a perfect fit for suppressing the stealthy microbes associated with chronic Lyme disease.
More than anything else, chronic Lyme disease is a breakdown of the body’s ability to fight off everyday threats and heal itself. It isn’t as much the microbes themselves as it is that the microbes are no longer constrained by a strong immune system.
For me, years of rigorous night call, eating on the run, and other bad health habits weakened my immune system enough to allow the microbes to flourish.
Creating a healing environment within my body was essential for my recovery. Though herbs were essential for my recovery, I recognized that I also had to curb the habits that contributed to my immune dysfunction in the first place.
Poor eating habits and antibiotics had made a mess out of my intestinal tract. I also knew that I needed to make some drastic changes to my diet. Admittedly, it was a challenge at first—I grew up in middle of the fast-food generation. But with time, eating healthy became the new norm. With a cleaner diet, all the digestive issues cleared, including leaky gut.
Stress didn’t go away. In fact, the process of changing my life added new stress, but I learned how to manage stress on the fly. I took control of my life. Being proactive about your own situation is essential for success”. Dr Bill Rawls