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Lyme Disease: A 21st Century Disease

by | Sep 10, 2015 | Classical Homeopathy, homeopathy and chronic disease, lymes disease

“In the fullness of time, the mainstream handling of chronic Lyme will be viewed as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of medicine because elements of academic medicine, elements of the government and virtually the entire insurance industry have colluded to deny a disease.

This has resulted in needless suffering of many individuals who deteriorate and sometimes die for lack of timely application of treatments or denial of treatment beyond some arbitrary duration.”

Kenneth Liegner, MD
Address on Lyme disease at the International Organization of Medicine conference, 2011

Lyme Disease is the diagnosis of the 21st Century.  Or perhaps I should say, Lyme Disease is the Missed Diagnosis of the 21st Century.

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Hardly a week goes by where I don’t hear of a person who was recently diagnosed with chronic Lyme’s Disease, either in my practice or in a social setting.  This isn’t too big a surprise.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are 14 states in which 95% of the Lyme Disease cases are diagnosed.  Minnesota is one of those states.

As you can see from the above quote, Western Medicine has little to offer for Lyme disease.  In fact, they tend to deny that it exists.  There is one tool in the toolkit for Western Medicine, and it is Antibiotics.

What are the symptoms that indicate you may have an undiagnosed case of Lyme disease? The CDC acknowledges about 30,000 cases per year.  This is up from 20,000 in 2004.  In reality there are probably 1,000,000 per year.  Why the discrepancy?

There are many things that have been found to be Lyme that have been misdiagnosed as something else.  They include:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Epstein Barr Virus, MS, RA, ALS, IBS, Crohn’s Disease, migraines, neuralgias, neuropathy, Tourettes syndrome, Meniere’s disease, vertigo, Parkinsons, dementia, early onset Alzheimers, arrhythmia, anxiety, depression, bi-polar, OCD, restless leg syndrome, stillbirth, autism, vague symptoms coupled with ‘wandering’ joint pains.

For example, Dr. Alan MacDonald, a Lyme disease researcher at South Hampton Hospital, found that 70% of Alzheimer’s patients has Lyme spirochetes in their brains!  He also found some babies that died of SIDS also had spirochetes in their brains.

Dr. Sam Schorr, a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome specialist, tested 250 cases of CFS for Borrellia, the microbe responsible for Lyme disease, and all 250 cases tested positive.

Here are some symptoms generally agreed upon by natural health practitioners of things to watch for that may indicate Lyme disease:

Physical Symptoms of Lyme Disease:

  • Auto-Immune issues of all sorts
  • Persistent swollen glands
  • Sore Throat
  • Fevers
  • Chills
  • Sore soles of the feet
  • Joint Pain
  • Swelling in all the joints
  • Numbness in arms and legs
  • Unexplained back pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Tremors
  • Headaches
  • Light and sound sensitivity
  • Blurry Vision
  • Floaters
  • Buzzing in ears
  • Vertigo
  • Motion Sickness
  • Flu-like symptoms that don’t go away
  • TMJ
  • Unexplained weight gain or loss
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Irritable Bladder
  • Loss of libido
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Heart murmur
  • A Fib
  • Chronic Cough
  • Skin rashes
  • Shingles
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Seizures

WHEW!

Mental/Emotional Symptoms of Lyme Disease

  • Brain Fog
  • Difficult concentration
  • Twitching of the face
  • Searching for words
  • Forgetfulness
  • Poor Short Term Memory
  • Learning disabilities
  • ADD
  • Disorientation
  • Getting Lost
  • Mood Swings
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Psychosis
  • Paranoia
  • BiPolar

A 21st Century disease needs 21st Century protocols to help those who suffer.  Homeopathy is a shining star when it comes to helping people with Lyme disease.  I recently took classes to learn how to get to the bottom of Lyme disease.  Watch my next blog post for more information.

Kathryn
651-748-1556
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Meet Kathryn Berg the Classical Homeopath at Lotus Homeopathy, Inc.

 

Some of you know me, others of you may have heard of me. And for most, you probably have no clue about me or my business. So I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself, my family, my business, why I am a homeopath and how I became a homeopath—not necessarily in that order.

Like many people, I found out about homeopathy accidentally. I fell down while walking my Akita pup on an icy sidewalk on a typical Minnesota winter day. I was scheduled to go to a friend’s house later that day, so when I did, I asked her for some ice. You need some Arnica, she told me. Arnica? What’s that? She explained that Arnica is a homeopathic remedy for trauma.

At the time, the only place to get homeopathic remedies was a book and herb store in South Minneapolis. So I went there to get some. When I got there, I decided I should read some books so I actually knew what I was doing. I left with the Arnica 30c and three books. By the time I got done reading them, I knew I wanted to be a homeopath.

It was only several years later that I realized that I was attracted to homeopathy as a profession because I am a problem solver. It is what drives me. There is nothing like a well chosen homeopathic remedy to solve problems.

At the time I decided to become a homeopath, there wasn’t even a school here in in Minnesota. But eventually, my homeopath and his business partner started the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy. I was a graduate of the third class. At the time I went there, it was a part time program taking three and a half years! Since then I have studied with numerous other well known and respected homeopaths in continuing education studies.

While I do work with all sorts of folks with a variety of conditions, I really have studied how to treat people suffering from PTSD, health issues related to aging women, and children’s health issues of all sorts, including autism. I have also been successful in removing blockages to healing due to suppression of symptoms by western medicine. I chose those specialties because people really suffer who have those forms of dis-ease, and Western Medicine doesn’t seem to have much of a solution for them.

After over twenty years of practice, I still get excited for clients when a remedy has helped them heal.

So that is about my business. Now, a little bit about me.

I have two adult sons in their early twenties, so I have shed the title of “Soccer mom”. My husband and I are empty nesters living in Woodbury, MN. For fun, I like to play piano, sing, sew, garden, hike, and travel. I am in a community choir. I also enjoy cooking healthy meals and, out of necessity, am an expert at cooking for special diets.

If you have any questions about homeopathy or my approach to homeopathic case taking, please feel free to put some questions in the comments below.

If you have a health issue you need help with, please click the Book Now button on my Facebook page or Main page of my website and schedule a complementary consult to see if homeopathy can help you!

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