Apr 14, 2016

The Most Important Things I Learned From the Chronic Lyme Disease Summit

I don't know about you but I was blown away by the Chronic Lyme Disease Summit.  I hope you were able to listen in a bit and glean from these amazing experts.

Normally I wouldn't have had the time to listen in to a 7 day summit but we were having the basement worked on so I was stuck at home.

It was just too loud to do anything else so I put in my earbuds and carried my iPhone and notebook around the house while I cleaned and took care of things.

I was impressed not only with the fascinating research but also the diversity in the types of experts who were brought on the summit.

At the same time, I felt like there was so much information that if I wasn't careful I could easily get overwhelmed. 

I broke it down into the most important key points and I found that as diverse as the speakers were many of them said exactly the same thing.

1.  Lyme is an epidemic. (The CDC states there are 300,000 new cases each year which is grossly inaccurate.

2.  It's never just Lyme, meaning many pathogens are usually transmitted at the same time.

3.  Ticks are not the only vectors of Lyme; biting flies, mosquitoes, spiders and other biting insects also transmit the disease.

4.  Tests for Lyme are terrible and a waste of time.

5.  Most diseases are caused by bacterial infections and many are caused by Lyme.

6.  A compromised immune system allows the bacteria to take hold in the body..

7.  Factors such as environment, toxic chemicals in our food and household products, GMO's and electromagnetic fields (emf's) are devastating our bodies.

8.  Health begins in the gut and the only way to get better is to start working on healing the gut.

9.  It is critical to get sugar out of the diet.

10. Physicians must look at the whole person and not the lab tests.

Honestly, there was so much depth to this summit so I don't want you to think this was it, but these are pretty important points.  You can find more detailed notes on my Abounding In Hope With Lyme Facebook Page.

The final point that kept resonating is that we must have and keep a positive attitude.  

Our thoughts and our attitudes have a great affect on our health and our ability to get better.

So, what do we do with all of this information?  

I'm taking a few key points at a time, like cleaning up my diet and having a positive attitude!

Join me over on my Facebook page where I will soon be posting information about a challenge to get us all motivated to make positive changes for our future mental and physical health.  We can encourage and support one one another.



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