Coiling for Lyme

Trying to cure one case of Lyme Disease

Tag Archive for ‘food’

Watermelon

It’s summertime. Watermelon is in season. It’s juicy and delicious, especially when it’s just out of the refrigerator. So I cheated last night. Once I had the first piece, I figured I would have an allergic reaction later, so I ate more. I ate my summer’s allotment. I had a tiny piece of watermelon on Tuesday. It gave me gas and loose stools the next morning. No biggie. But twice […]

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Hands

It seems my Lyme Herx is still moving along the familiar pattern. First the headaches (light sensitivity, floaters, etc) come then they start to calm down. Then the spine pain with paraspinal muscles in a knot. Then the muscles calm down and the spine still bothers me. Then it moves towards my joints. Then it gets worse in my limbs. That’s where I am today. My hands and arms are […]

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Finding Kombucha

My sister and I did some errands today. It was the usual stuff that a mother and homeowner needs to purchase. One of the stores we went to was a grocery store that I went to the first day I was here to pick up vegetables with my mom. If only I had known then that this place has a decent selection of “health” foods. Today we found the coconut […]

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Good food

My sister has a great love and knowledge of food. Whenever I get to spend time with her, my palate gets a major treat. Today was one amazing day in the world of food. It started with the farmer’s market in Williamsburg. There is a stand by a farm called Goats R Us, which sells lavender-honey goats milk gelato. It was fantastic. Not too sweet. Very refreshing. Fabulous flavor. And […]

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B-12

When I got debilitated by Lyme disease and it’s co-infections in 2007, I was a vegetarian. The usual kind, I ate vegetables and grains, lots of tofu, cheese and eggs. I ate too many cookies and probably not enough protein. I had been a vegetarian for about 9 years at that point. In 2008, when I found a doctor who diagnosed my infections, he told me I needed to eat […]

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Jaunty

Summer is my best season. My body works best in warm weather. As long as I can breathe, which I can when the humidity isn’t excessive, I’m happy in the heat. It got pretty warm today, I think 86 deg. F. in Jackson Heights, where I live. I went for a walk in the late afternoon. My limbs felt limber. I went for a short walk and when I got […]

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Eating without Inflammation

As I consider all I’ve been learning about Bartonella (and its digestive tract symptoms), I’m thinking about what I do and don’t eat to keep my body working and my infections at bay. When I first got sick, I had so many digestive problems. My doctors thought it might be parasites or IBS. During the first year, no one mentioned food allergies. They all told me just to keep eating […]

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Release

My acupuncture treatment yesterday made a big difference. I slept well, even if sleep began later than I had hoped. Of course, the fact that the treatment worked was the reason I went to bed late. I also woke up more refreshed than I’ve been in weeks. Last week, I had Neural Therapy for the first and last time. (I can’t say whether I’d recommend it because I’m allergic to […]

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Skin Brushing

One of the things I do almost every day to support my body’s detoxification process is skin brushing. Skin brushing is one of the cheap and easy ways to help release toxins through the skin. I first heard about it from a colon hydrotherapist who said I needed to give my liver a rest. At the time, my skin was way too sensitive to try it. Now, as my nervous […]

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Brief

I had a lot of computer activity this evening. I wrote an extremely long email (or two) to some friends and now my hands are pretty much done until tomorrow. Coiling I’m coiling for Babesia every day now. Partly I think I have to do it that often to rout out the infection. Partly the Herxes aren’t too bad. Partly I don’t want to deal with the intense fatigue of […]

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