It has been a while since my last post. This journey has been hard, frustrating and also very beneficial.
I have learned a lot about Lyme disease, coinfections, biotoxin illness and how to cope with them all.
I am currently only treating for biotoxins. These little rascals pretend to be so many different symptoms it is mind boggling.
My current protocol is fairly simple. Eat fresh organic foods, drink plenty of clean water and take my prescibed meds.
Exercise is minimal right now as I am in so much pain and very fatigued.
My Dr. is very helpful and encourages me to "just keep swimming".
The essential oils are the same, oregano and thyme. I added lemon and peppermint to help support my liver detox the toxins.
I also take a detox bath every other day. This is 1 cup epsom salts and 1/2 cup baking soda, mixed in tub of the hottest water you can stand. Soak for at least 10 minutes. I usually have a cup of water and sip that. You will sweat a lot. Don't do this too close to bedtime because you continue to sweat for a while after the bath.
Two months ago I was diagnosed with Lyme disease. This has been a life changing event for me.
Years of illness undiagnosed by the medical professionals, years of suffering finally uncovered the true cause.
I have now been using all my knowledge of essential oils to help me unravel the bacteria and viruses plaguing my body.
If I can give you any advice it is go slowly and listen to your body. You will feel terrible while under going the "die off", but take heart it won't last forever.
Here are my suggestions. Please remember everyone is different, so what helped me may not work for you.
First clean up your diet. Fresh, organic raw veggies and fruits, no white veggies like potatoes. Reduce or avoid carbs like bread, pasta, and no sugar.
Your best EO's are Oregano and Thyme. Take them in a capsule if possible, 2 drops of each with a carrier oil like cold pressed olive oil. Lavender oil will help with mood swings and sleep. First thing in the morning a cup of warm water with a drop of lemon eo and a drop of peppermint eo with about a tablspoon of fresh lemon juice and a little stevia. Drink before you eat or drink anything else.
Detox baths have been a life saver. 1cup Epsom salt 1/2 cup baking soda. Water as hot as you can stand. Soak for 10 minutes or longer.
Find a good LLMD (Lyme Dr.) Trust me they are on your side.
Antibiotics are often neede to help with killing the Lyme bacteria. I know many feel this is against natural ways to assist the body but sometimes blending treatment options is the best way to go.
I will do my best to keep posting on my progress
The fall down the little hill was quit unexpected. The emergency room visit was crazy. I was stretched to my limit. I was nearly packed for our out of town trip. The pain on a scale of 1-10 was a good nine.
I felt really dumb for being in this position, until I looked around me at the waiting patients. They were all there for one emergency or another. They were scared, angry and in shock.
I have such an advantage I thought. I can go home and use essential oils and flower essences.
Most of these people don't have a clue what to do when they leave here. they will try to cope the best way they know how, but it will be a challenge for many of them. I wanted to talk to each of them and share my passion for the EO's that I would use.
Since I couldn't share with them I want to clue you in on what I used and will continue to use for the next few weeks.
The first thing I did was get the correct diagnosis from the hospital and an orthopedic surgeon.
Broken bones must be addressed by the professionals.
When I arrived home I immediately set out to find the best essential oils to use. I wanted to treat the injury both from the physical as well as the emotional side.
The first EO that popped in my head to use was wintergreen/birch. The anti inflammatory properties as well as the ability to address the ache were the first priority.
Then I moved on to addressing the bruising with helichrysum, one of my personal favorites for injury.
I then used oils known for anti inflammatory properties as well as for their ability to address soft tissue injuries, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves, so I chose Lemongrass, pine, ginger, vetiver.
I made the following formula:
10 drops wintergreen/birch
4 drops ginger
4 drops vetiver
3 drops helichrysum
3 drops pine
2 drops lemongrass
This formula may be applied by adding the blend to a small amount of carrier oil, I used cold pressed peanut oil, then apply to the area of the break. If you have already been casted then use the blend on the bottom of the foot/feet.
I applied the blend in the morning and evening.
What are my results?
I am happy to say that no surgery is required at this time. I am also happy to say that I can type this blog, although very slowly.
I took half the dosage of pain medication three times over the last 4 days, so I attest to the power of these oils.
I did address the shock also by using Rescue Remedy from Bach flower essences. I also used Lavender and peppermint to help with the trauma. Ylang Ylang for the shock and anger.
A few of my friends have noticed that i am very calm, and I chock that up to using my precious EO's.
I truly hope that none of you ever have to face a broken bone but if you do try my protocol. You also may fall in love with Aromatherapy.
Pets are a wonderful addition to our lives, until they become ill. This week Miss Muffet my five year long hair kitty started coughing and choking. We rushed her to the emergency vet, (it was after hours of course). The vet diagnosed her as having asthma and pulmonary hypertension.
I did a lot of searching on the internet to see what I could find out. I learned that both conditions are potentially life threatening. This is a little, well a lot scary for us. We began following the vets protocol, despite my aversion to using drugs. The results, while somewhat slow, are measurable in a positive direction.
I am still very much interested in holistic health care for my kitty, but sometimes you have to use traditional medicine in emergency situations. That is where balance is needed with complimentary therapies.
Here are the natural steps I am doing.
Change cat litter to low dust and fragrance free.
Avoid feeding foods with fish in them
Feed only unproccessed food
Use a HEPA style vacuum
Support immune system function
Try Feline Acupuncture from a qualified vet
I have put all of these into practice as of today and I am hoping to see good results from these positive changes.
The last two days and nights I have sat up with my kitty Miss Muffet who was having difficulty breathing. We originally thought that she was having a hairball incident, since she is a long haired kitty.
Much to our dismay we now find she has asthma and pulmonary hypertension. The vet sent us home with an inhaler, just like people use and also told us that the hypertension is not treatable.
You probably don't know this about me but I am a never say never kind of person.
I looked for some natural and safe remedies that I could try on her. Here are the things I will doing for my kitty.
Clean the house very well to eliminate any allergens
Use a portable HEPA filter to clean the air
Homeopathic remedies designed for pets
Brush kitty every day
Avoid feeding processed foods, especially fish
vacuum and dust daily
I know these steps seem time consuming and many people will opt for the medication. These are effective in the short term, but I am looking for long term benefits. Also the medication needs to be given daily, sometimes more than once a day, limiting any out of town trips. I mean it is really hard to find a pet lover who is going to give the kitty the right care.
What homeopathic remedy will I be using?
Visit my website www.naturalforu.com and look for the page on Holisitc Pet Care and look for the link to PetAlive. They have great information on all natural remedies for your pets. I will be using the AmazaPet remedy.