Coiling for Lyme

Trying to cure one case of Lyme Disease

Tag Archive for ‘intestinal microbiota’

Healing the Intestines

Ever since I had a consultation with a person who specializes in essential oils, I’ve been thinking about my intestines. Of course, it came right after a colonoscopy…which forced me to think about my intestines as I watched them on the screen. According to the results of colonoscopy the interior lining of my intestines are in good shape. According to the Zyto-scan that the essential oils person did with me, […]

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Looking Forward and Backward

Last year was a huge year for me. It was my third year of coiling and I made so much progress. There is much to review and learn from. The biggest thing that happened was that I got bolder and bolder in the way I coil and in reducing the other supplements and food restrictions, working my way towards the life of a healthy person, rather than a chronically ill […]

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Behaving Badly

It’s been a crazy week since I last posted a blog. I’ve been trying all sorts of things, intentionally, to get the Lyme bacteria to come out of hiding. My efforts have definitely paid off. I’ve been feeling awful for all or part of most days. I guess that’s a good thing. I’m herxing when I coil for Lyme. Meanwhile, I’ve changed up my Bartonella routine (again) now that I’m […]

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On the Road

I spent the last two weeks on the road. I had adventures with my sister and her family. I visited my parents. I had a good time on the East Coast. While I was away, I did a few experiments, most notably eating bitter melon for the first time and using a probiotic approach to getting rid of Tinea versicolor. I ran around and played and discovered that my muscle […]

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The last few days have been quite something. I had two fun adventures on Friday and Saturday, with excellent culinary components. I’ve been experimenting to figure out if Babesia is behind my relapsing fatigue. And I’ve been trying to handle a new problem in my heels and ankles. Peachy Keen On Saturday, I went to a stone fruit orchard, called Andy’s Orchard, for an “open house”. Stone fruit is the […]

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Microbes and Me

I’ve been mulling over my gut microbiology for the last month. It is amazing what a difference it has made to eat a variety of live cultures in fermented foods. My favorite, so far, is fermented cabbage (aka sauerkraut). The reason I started on the fermented cabbage is that I want to get rid of my food allergies. I’d like to be able to eat the full variety of vegetables […]

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Bartonella Build-up

Although I’d rather be writing about intestinal microbes, the last week and a half have been hard as I’ve been coiling for Bartonella daily and feeling the toxin load build up. So instead of blogging as I’d like, I’ve been plagued by symptoms again, resulting in a lack of focus and a lot of emotional stress. I did two other significant things towards healing my body: a rolfing session and […]

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Learning about Host Microbiology

Over the past several years of learning about my tick-borne infections, I’ve understood at a very basic levels a few principles. Some are widely known, like that the chemicals that Lyme bacteria produce are neurotoxins which cause neurological symptoms. Removing those toxins is the impetus for doing lots of detoxification. I’ve also known that my intestines house lots of beneficial bacteria that my body needs to digest food and absorb […]

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