Links & Resources
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is usually transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected tick. It can cause a range of symptoms, including fever, headache, muscle aches, and if you are lucky, a characteristic bullseye-shaped rash, so the disease can be identified easily. Most people do not get the characteristic bullseye rash which makes the disease harder to diagnose since the symptoms of Lyme disease mimic a lot of other illness and most doctors are still under-educated about Lyme disease.
If left untreated, Lyme disease can lead to more serious complications and chronic Lyme disease which becomes harder to treat.
There are many resources available for those seeking information and support related to Lyme disease, including websites such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), as well as patient support groups and advocacy organizations. These resources can provide information on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of Lyme disease, as well as offer support and guidance to those affected by the disease.
We've created the resource list below to help you educate yourself about Lyme disease.
Under Our Skin
Books worth reading:
Healing Lyme and Healing Lyme Disease Co-infections By Stephen Harrod Buhner
The Lyme Disease Solution By Kenneth Singleton (includes Lyme anti-inflammatory diet)
Why can't I get better: by Richard Horowitz
The Spontaneous Healing of Belief by Gregg Braden
The GAPS Diet (Gut & Psychology Syndrome) By Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
The Lyme Diet by Nicola McFadzean, ND
Sunlight Chair Yoga by Stacie Dooreck
Easy things to do on a regular basis that will help you heal from Lyme disease:
Dry brush your skin
Exercise, even if its stretching or walking
Drink lots of water
Heat therapy with baths or infrared sauna
Surround yourself with supportive people
Don't forget to thank those supportive people regularly
Be positive that you can beat Lyme. Don't spend too much time on Lyme chat groups where people only want to complain. Focus on spending your energies on finding valid solutions, and taking input from people who are similarly solution-focused.