Facts About Lyme Disease
Borrelia, the bacteria associated with Lyme disease can morph and change its shape allowing it to hide from the immune system.
Because of the effect of Lyme Disease on our immune system, those with Lyme may be more reactive to COVID19. We recommend prevention for COVID and treatment for Lyme for most people. Call our office to help us determine how we can work with you.
The complexity of this pathogen makes is important to work with a Lyme Literate Doctor. Lyme Literate Doctors understand this complexity.
At Medicine With Heart Clinic, We Are Lyme Literate
Lyme Literate Doctors
It can be frustrating task to find a Lyme Literate Doctor. This is one reason why we not only work with people in the greater Denver area but with people all over the world. Medicine With Heart's Co-Founders, Dr. Diane and Dr. Miles have both survived chronic tick born infections that once plagued them with chronic fatigue, pain, fibromyalgia and more. They and their team know first hand how Lyme Disease is a disease that affects work, relationships, purpose and passion.
We emphasize the importance of seeing lyme literate doctors because we feel strongly that lyme literate doctors are more up to date on the research and the treatment of lyme disease.
If you would like more information about seeing Dr. Diane and Dr. Miles, you can sign up for a free 15 minute discovery call with a team member below. Please enjoy the rest of this page to learn about some body and mind root influences as well as details about Herxheimer reactions as seen below.
Body and Mind Root Cause Influences
What is a Herxheimer / Detox Reaction?
Herxheimer reactions are negative reactions to detoxification and the killing of pathogens. While sometimes herxheimer reactions are difficult to avoid as we learn how your body responds to specific and unique treatments, we want to avoid herxheimer reactions as much as possible. Some doctors encourage Lyme patients to take a year off of work and life because of intense detox reactions. Our philosophy is different. If your body is responding negatively to a treatment with Lyme Disease it is a sign that you are killing pathogens at a rate that your body is not able to detox the toxins that get released when Borrelia is dying. This is inflammatory to the body and is important to minimize as much as possible.
Top Five Reasons for Herxheimer Reactions
- 1Too many toxins coming in
- 2Too few toxins going out
- 3NRF2 gene disruption: leads to lowered ability to detoxify
- 4MRP2 protein disruption: leads to lowered abilty to detoxify
- 5Phase I and Phase II detoxification imbalances
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