Well I am herxing a little bit this morning mainly with brain fog but I don't attribute it to Lyme. This herx I believe is due to candida die off which would have been directly related to the delicious and excessive amount of turmeric I added to my dinner last night. No more than an hour later I had extreme pains in my small intestine but after riding it out, the pain ceased within a couple hours.
The only other time I had pain that bad was after consuming raw coconut and oil of oregano, both of which are big anti-fungals just like Turmeric. I'll be sure to watch how much Turmeric I use in my eggs from now on.
See, what has occurred here is a phenomenon that is nothing but overlooked. I unintentionally used food as medicine. See most people in the industrialized world are lead to believe that there exists just disease and a cure, known or unknown. It should be obvious that this perspective has been drilled into our heads by modern day corporations.
Well I didn't think I'd be herxing this bad almost 10 months into treatment but I am. The healing process with Lyme Disease is very strange and unique. I find that bad days will remain as debilitating as they will ever be no matter how far you've progressed with treatment. In between the bad days are good days and they're a little different. They seem to be more enjoyable as treatment progresses which has been my only indication through out all of this fight that I am exponentially getting better.
It's been about 7 months since I've been on my treatment protocol for Lyme Disease and I have to say it's still rough.
Undoubtedly, I have made great progress and am heading in the right direction. Symptoms are coming and going and overall, it's just a progressive state of healing. It just astounds me the length of time it takes to completely recover from this disease.
I think if someone asked me if I was given the opportunity to completely avoid contracting Lyme Disease in the first place, I'd say no. If I had the chance to completely eradicate this plague from my body, as impossible as it presents itself, I'd most likely decline the offer.
My refusal to accept such an offer should be a reflection of the confidence and faith I posses to beat this plaque on my own. I have accepted what I have encountered in this life. With everything experienced in life, whether it be positive or negative, one never stops learning to appreciate.
I've recently added Samento to my protocol and at the same time am completely backing off of the Oil of Oregano. This is just something I do every 2-3 months to keep the bacteria on their feet.
There is no doubt that this new combination of Cumanda and Samento is really stirring things up. I've heard people say this before and it's so true. If you're feeling good, simply up your dose or change your antibiotic and you'll see how sick you still are.
Jogging, push ups and sit ups have become a part of my daily routine again. The jogging is still a little difficult as it seems to exacerbate whatever the Samento has already messed with. I'm just trying to keep my mind in a good, healthy state. Being ill for so long and seeing the same things day after day after day really takes its toll on your mind. I'm trying to change things up to keep myself from losing my mind.
Things have been very strange as of recently.
My brain fog has been prominent but it hasn't been at the level of intensity and debilitation it provided me with in the beginning of treatment. Also my memory has been improving drastically.
I'm in no way implying that I am completely healed or in remission from Lyme Disease but there isn't a doubt in my mind that the protocol I have been on for the past 7 months has been healing me at the fastest rate possible.
On the 16th, I had my birthday and turned 24 years of age. Even though the birthday wishes felt to me as an obligatory custom, they did reprise a sense of belonging. That a life still exists for me and it's waiting for my return.
Yesterday I had visited my N.D. (Naturopathic Doctor) for the first time in a few months and updated her on my status. I told her I was progressively getting better. I knew that my experience would benefit her own education.
I told her that my worst symptom, be it neither physical nor mental, was in fact spiritual. It was a lack of passion and an inability to embrace the beautifully simple experiences in life.
I told her that if I were to sit on a porch and simply gaze into the setting of the sun, I could not embrace that moment or reap its soulfully lifting properties. I had become numb. It is as if a fog obstructs the absorption.
We also discussed my protocol and what direction I would take with it.
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