Coiling for Lyme

Trying to cure one case of Lyme Disease

Tag Archive for ‘food’

Hungry

Last week, I read an article in the New York Times Sunday Magazine about the low fat, high carbohydrate diet. In “Is Sugar Toxic?“, Gary Taubes looked critically at the evidence that was available in the 1980s when we all got switched over to the low fat diet and where sugar fits into the diabetes epidemic. In some ways, I was fascinated because all the diets for people with chronic […]

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Reading Tea Leaves

My little experiment with coiling for Babesia to end a bout of fatigue was partially successful. I had enough energy to get moving this morning and go for a walk by 1pm. The success did not last the full day, and I’ve had heart symptoms this afternoon and evening. In fact, I woke up with them and took magnesium citrate this morning along with the magnesium glycinate I take every […]

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Don’t feed the beasts

If you’ve been following along for a few days, you’ll know that I have a pretty extensive list of foods I don’t eat, and won’t until I’m infection free. Prior to the Lyme saga, I was a vegetarian and had been for 8 years. I stopped eating meat (as in mammals) because it made me feel sick. Then I got tired of chicken. Then there was a big scare about […]

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Chronic Fatigue and Nuts

Before I got diagnosed with Lyme disease, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia by one doctor who referred me to a specialist who diagnosed me with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The latter one disagreed with the fibromyalgia diagnosis because some of the points that hurt one day didn’t hurt the next. But I digress. Once I had this diagnosis, I got mad. I clearly had many of the symptoms of CFS, […]

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Allergic Reaction

Ironically, as I’ve been writing about the foods I avoid because I’m allergic to them or because they give me a neurological reaction, I accidentally ate something this evening which was contaminated with corn starch. Contaminated might be the wrong word. It was an intentional ingredient (on the part of the chef) of which I wasn’t aware. This gives me the perfect opportunity to give a current description of my […]

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Eggs. Over. Easy.

Continuing from yesterday on the topic of how to eat while recovering from Lyme disease, there is the egg. Before Lyme took over my life, I was a little bit sick and getting a little bit sicker, more tired, more impatient, more indecisive, slower, etc. every week. I decided I needed a vacation and went to China for 2.5 weeks. I ate lots of great food in all sorts of […]

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Food Allergies

I mentioned yesterday in my post about homeopathy that the naturopath I went to did a battery of food allergy tests. The results revolutionized my life. Between the time when I was disabled by Lyme, Bartonella and Babesia and when I had the tests, my abdomen was hard, swollen and sore all the time (as in all day, every day) for over a year. I had chronic diarrhea. I was […]

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Psyllium husks

I was reading up on psyllium husks yesterday. I’ve used them for intense Herxes associated with antibiotics when the Herxes gave me diarrhea. I would take it at night. The next day, it would be better in the morning. Then the diarrhea would occur again at night. So I would take it again. Usually after 3 days, no more diarrhea. If the diarrhea took more than a day to come […]

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Babesia trial

Last night, I coiled for Babesia for the first time…in a place where it could cause a Herx. (I tried before on my hands.) I didn’t feel much last night. I slept soundly, which I needed after yesterday’s excitement. I woke up once with a really intense night sweat. It was more than a shirt changer.  My bed was a bit damp, as was my hair and my pillow. I […]

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Stones and bumps

That title could easily be referring to the conditions of the roads in New York as the snow has melted and left behind a mess for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. Alas, it is not. Kidney Stone follow-up I went to the urologist today. We had a chat about my bloodwork and urinalysis. They don’t match. Evidence for one problem is in my urine. Evidence for a different kind of problem […]

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