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4 Important Facts to Know About Lyme Disease

Let’s take a closer look at some of the interesting and important facts you need to know about Lyme disease.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme disease is an inflammatory condition caused by the bacteria known as Borrelia burgdorferi. It's transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected tick. The most common carrier is the black legged deer tick, but various types carry the disease and can be found across the country.

If ignored, Lyme disease can lead to arthritis, facial palsy, an irregular heartbeat, inflammation of the brain, severe nerve pain, problems with short-term memory and more.

Let's take a closer look at some of the interesting and important facts you need to know about Lyme disease:

1. Lyme Disease is Increasing at Epidemic Rates
According to the CDC, Lyme disease is currently the fastest growing vector-borne infectious disease in the country. Since 1982, the number of reported cases has increased by 25 times, and it infects nearly 300,000 people every single year. That equates to nearly 25,000 cases per month.

2. It's Often Referred to As "The Great Mimicker"
According to Dr. David Brownstein's newsletter "Natural Way to Health," Lyme disease is often referred to as "the great mimicker." That's because the symptoms come in a variety and can occur in all different areas of the body, which can trick your brain and make it seem as though you are experiencing a different disease.

"Symptoms of Lyme disease can occur all over the body."

"As noted, Lyme disease can mimic many other illnesses, making it very difficult to identify," wrote Brownstein. "And if you can't come up with a valid diagnosis, it's impossible to formulate an effective treatment plan."

3. Common Symptoms are Easily Noticeable
While the symptoms can often mimic those of other diseases, some signs of Lyme disease are easily noticeable, making it simple to distinguish the condition from other illnesses. Some of the common symptoms include fatigue, neck pain and stiffness, jaw discomfort, muscle and joint aches, swollen glands, digestive problems, harsh headaches and fainting, according to the Lyme Light Foundation.

Bull's eye rash is another symptom, but may not occur for everyone. This rash occurs as a flat, red ring in the area of the tick bite. This is another easily noticeable sign for someone to point out before Lyme disease develops.

4. A Plant-Based Diet Can Help Fight the Disease
Many believe that neuropathic treatment is the only way to live with the symptoms of Lyme disease. However, that's simply not the case. Based on a variety of testimonies we've received over the years, our plant-based diet provides the nutrients the body requires to help fight the common symptoms associated with this and other debilitating diseases. The vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants found in raw vegetables, fruits, organic whole grains, nuts and seeds can give the body the strength to utilize its self-healing ability.

Whether you're living with Lyme disease or you're looking for a general boost in your overall health and well-being, the Hallelujah Diet makes the perfect choice. Join us on the path to better health today.

Comments

  1. Carolyn B, Calhoun March 7, 2018

    My Dad suffered from Lymes Disease. It was found by the “Bull’s eye rash” that you spoke about in this article. Unfortunately this was long before I knew anything about the Hallelujah Diet or healthy eating. The effects lasted for years. Ticks are nasty little buggers that is for sure.

  2. Annette March 12, 2018

    This was good blog. I did not realize what Lyme Disease was. I heard a old worker say he was diagnose with the disease. I hope he tries the Hallelujah diet program. Thanks

  3. Karen Moss March 13, 2018

    What can be done for Lyme disease that went untreated , Dr didn’t catch it until they said it was in the blood test but you don’t have any more ..My husband still has the effects itching and burning, weight loss, sleep problems, just a few effect . We use Barley green and the beet power , carrot juice , try to stay on the . Fresh veggies and no processes foods . Thanks

  4. I was diagnosed with Lyme disease 5 years ago and was taking Antibiotics and Nonsteroidal anti-Inflammatory drug which seemed to help. However, I still suffer from some of the symptoms. My symptoms have always been chronic fatigue, joint pain, and even neurological problems in controlling hand and leg movements. I am a 54 year old female. the Antibiotics wasn’t really working and I could not tolerate them for long due to severe side effects, so this year our family doctor started me on Natural Herbal Gardens Lyme disease Herbal mixture, We ordered their Lyme disease herbal treatment after reading alot of positive reviews, i am happy to report with the help of Natural Herbal Garden natural herbs I have been able to reverse my symptoms using herbs, my symptoms totally declined over a 8 weeks use of the Natural Herbal Gardens Lyme disease herbal mixture. My Lyme disease is totally reversed! Their official web page is www . naturalherbalgardens . com this is a herbal store that will be leaving it’s footprint in this world. I’m 54 and have never been this healthier

  5. I found the Hallelujah diet in 1998 when I was a teenager and very sick with undiagnosed lyme disease. Being on the HD definitely helped my symptoms to where I was able to go to college after taking a year off. I probably drove my roommate crazy with my carrot juicing in the dormroom and barley grass and telling her I had to be asleep by ten pm every night so my chronic fatigue syndrome would not come back (one of my misdiagnosis I received). I was properly diagnosed 12 years after getting sick and did alternative treatments that helped me get much better for 4 years. I then relapsed. Until I went on IV antibiotics and anti malarial drugs (to kill my co infection, babesia) I could not stop the night sweats. After 22 years of night sweats they are now over! I was completely against western medicine but after that relapse and being sick for 4 years again and unable to work I reluctantly tried them. If you have been sick for many years and undiagnosed lyme and it has gone neurological consider seeing an LLMD (I personally saw a Lyme Literate Naturopathic Doctor who prescribed medications and herbs). I wish I had done so earlier. Detox is very important! The Hallelujah diet is very important! Remember you are dealing with a pathogen that can evade the bodies immune system so simply strengthening the immune system will not kill it unfortunately. Wish you all the best!!!

  6. I’m glad the Hallelujah Diet can help provide nutrition the body needs when dealing with lyme disease – the vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants found in raw vegetables, fruits, organic whole grains, nuts and seeds can give the body the strength to utilize its self-healing ability.

  7. That sounds like a terrible disease. It’s great to know we can help fight against it with a good plant based diet.

  8. I have heard of so many instances of people being misdiagnosed for years because the symptoms of Lyme Disease are so varied. They do tend to make people think they are related to other causes, especially if there is no noticeable bulls eye rash. By the time there is a definite diagnosis, it can be more difficult to handle. Proper nourishment for our bodies helps to fight off many various illnesses that we are exposed to on a daily basis.

  9. Great information for those of us that are completely clueless about Lyme Disease!

  10. Way back in 1966, at the age of 22 I discovered a big red circle on my right side and of course the critter was in the middle. I do not remember what I used to doctor the place, which was under the wide band of elastic on my bra. We had gone fishing early the day. So I guess I got the tick on the brushy river bank. Back then we used “home remedies…never saw the doctor. Besides I was busy with my two year old, and had just returned to college. Now I am 76 with all sorts of aches and pains due to RA or…….??? Lyme’s Disease???
    Thank you for all of your comments and information.
    I have lived a good life, but I do need to look at my diet once again. Tweaking things once more may be beneficial. I have never been treated for Lyme’s or RA. I keep on learning.

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