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Regional Pain Syndrome with a Root Cause of Lyme Disease

One ordinary day, a man wakes up to face the journey of healing Lyme Disease.

Imagine that.  Yesterday you were able to live life with no sign of Lyme Disease, but this morning you can’t even stand up.  Your wife has already left for work, so you crawl to get your clothes.  You crawl to the car.  And you crawl into the nearest Medical Emergency Room.

The ER doctor diagnoses a lack of Prednisone in your foot and ankle, your first regional pain.  The doctor cares for your pain with an injection and sends you home.

That is how they care for football players, because there is nothing more important than scoring touchdowns.  They suppress the pain of an injury, so the player can get back in the game.

This guy wasn’t scoring touchdowns, but they sent him back in to the game of life, unable to protect his injury.

The suppression wore off quickly, so he calls the specialist.  The specialist diagnoses Reactive Arthritis, which is defined medically as joint pain caused by an infection in the intestines, kidneys or bladder.  The specialist prescribes Methotrexate.  A drug that blocks DNA synthesis, aka. cellular repair and healing.  The medical playbook lists Methotrexate as a primary treatment for autoimmune diseases, to suppress the immune system, and for cancer to slow rapidly spreading tumors.

Methotrexate is listed as a primary treatment for Reactive Arthritis, but I don’t understand the logic.  Its suppressive effects seem contraindicated for resolving an infection or for healing an injury.

To be honest, my logic feels that it is contraindicated for living, but I feel things differently than most.

Suppression did relieve his pain.  Until his doctor said, “This is a pretty harsh medicine.  Your pain is resolved, so we’ll wean you off.”  He soon found out that his pain wasn’t resolved, it was suppressed.

Disappointed, he drives to John Hopkins Medical Center, to see a prestigious Doctor.

His prestigious doctor prescribes Methotrexate.  Yes, the exact same drug as before.  But if prestige said it was the right medicine, he rationalized that maybe he just needed to take it longer.

Unfortunately, this time, it wasn’t able to suppress his pain.

Next he drove all the way to Buffalo to be seen by the Sisters of Mercy.  To their credit, they ran some additional tests to dig deeper, and found Lyme Disease.  I have seen cases of regional pain syndromes that turned out to be Lyme Disease, so this was a valuable clue.

He reported that they did nothing to help his Lyme Disease pain, however.

The pain occupies his mind and conversation, leading to a friend sharing the help she received from True Health.  Feeling hopeless, he visits my very un-prestigious backyard.  (Unless you hold Mother Nature in high regard)

He is exhausted and his pain is spreading by the time he finds True Health.  He is having headaches and visual disturbances, and now the region of his shoulders are in pain.

His labs reveal inflammation and adrenal exhaustion.  The exhaustion may have been a result of his 2 year journey, because chronic infections like Lyme Disease wear people out.  And all immune challenges cause inflammation.

I tested until I found a plant that strengthened his weakness, called Manjistha.

Manjistha is a plant native to India, China and some areas of Africa.  Its traditional use is for the treatment of spider and snake bites, because it flushes the poison through the lymphatic system.  It is also known to be an immune stimulant.  My logic suggests that immune strength would be more indicated for a chronic bacterial infection, as the diagnoses of Reactive Arthritis suggests, or for a chronic Lyme Disease infection, as the Sisters of Mercy suggested.

His journey has now lasted 2 long years. He rated his pain as 10 out of 10 when he walked in to True Health.  His pain would no longer be suppressed by harsh medicine.

Mother Nature offers her strength for 6 weeks and he reports that his energy is 7-8 out of 10, and that his shoulder pain is gone.  He described his foot pain as “slightly sore.”

Manjistha is research proven to win against our culture’s chronic infection. 

Candida is an infection attracted by high sugar and white flour diets.  If you don’t learn your lesson, Candida can become systemic.  That means it reaches your blood, and travels to your brain, causing brain fog and depression.

We don’t know for sure what he had.  Sisters of Mercy identified a Lyme Disease infection.  His specialist said it was a bacterial infection in his gut.  Neither offered results from their diagnosis, which is the only thing that matters.  Manjistha defeated every possibility and returned life to his disability.

True Health has a medicine for the weird cases.  I use it more than any other in my clinic.  In our online store, people aren’t ordering my most significant medicine.  I am guessing that health seekers don’t understand the indication for True GI Cleanse and True Lymphatic Cleanse.

They are for the weird cases.  The cases that defy logic and medicine.  If that sounds like you, I’d make those two my next prescription.  When you buy 2 or more, you get free shipping.

If that didn’t work, I’d make True Health my next destination.  Our True Health Membership for $7 per month allows your whole family to visit on a donation basis.  Whatever you can or want to pay.

 

6 Herbs for Adrenal Fatigue and Stress Sensitivity

Would you like more resilience to stress?

Adrenal Fatigue symptoms include tiredness, difficulty falling or staying asleep, craving salt, sugar and caffeine, dizziness or lightheaded, and visual sensitivity to bright lights or the sun.  True Stress Resilience is one of my favorite adrenal fatigue supplements.  I have taken all of these ingredients individually, but the result of taking them blended into one formula is more stress resilience than ever, as I approach 50!

I know, Medicine says adrenal fatigue is not a thing, and they only acknowledge adrenal insufficiency as a medical condition.  But this medicine helps that too!  I don’t mind if you call it “feeling like crap,” lol, if you are exhausted and can’t sleep or wake up still tired, keep reading!

These are my favorite plant medicines or herbs for adrenal fatigue:

The Perfect Medicine if you are worn out or wounded by the harshness of our world, or a highly sensitive person who has successfully escaped the harshness, but needs a little more resilience to participate more.

adrenal fatigue symptomsAlbizia: In China, where this tree originates, they give its medicine to patients suffering the grief of a great loss.  It nourishes the metal energy in our bodies, which is the feeling of value and significance.  The symbolism of the metal energy in our planet can be found in our precious metals, gems and minerals. Metal is represented in our planet as the minerals and rocks, and our precious metals, like diamonds and rubies.

When you lose something of great value and significance, Albizia gives you the strength to carry on and grieve the loss.

When I was an infant, Doctors removed my Spleen to treat a condition they call Idiopathic Thyrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP).  I was barely a year old, so I don’t recall the grieving, but I was left with intense sensitivity to our environment, also known as environmental allergies.

It felt like I didn’t belong on this planet, until I found Albizia.  Albizia gave me the strength and resilience to not react to pollen and cats.

If Earthlings offer the criticism “you’re not good enough,” we mourn the loss of our significance.  I felt that LOSS a few years ago.  On this website, I shared the story of healing a woman with severe pain and exhaustion and an autoimmune medical condition.

Medicine lists her condition as incurable, but that it can be adequately managed with “Lifelong thyroxine replacement.”  She felt worse on their medicine, so she keeps looking until she finds True Health and heals!

My thanks was being terminated as an in-network doctor, for “treating a medical condition.”

I lost 70% of my income for helping that woman.  I feel the pain of “we don’t value your uniqueness”, very deeply.  Well, to be fair, I feel everything very deeply, but my termination took away my ability to be reimbursed as a doctor, my family’s security.

That felt very personal.  But, if you have stress resilience, you make lemonade.  Now True Health lives and breathes Unconditional Love as Care Without Expectation.  I Love how it feels!

adrenal fatigue supplements

Rhodiola

Rhodiola and Cordyceps Mushroom: Both of these medicines grow and flourish at over 10,000 feet above sea level.  I have read that humans need an oxygen mask at that elevation to survive.  I don’t believe everything I read of course, but I have been witness to the healing benefits of these plants.

They nourish the Fire energy in us, which includes more organs than any other element.  Fire must be an important part of us, because it includes the heart and gut, as well as the thyroid and adrenals for energy and rest. It also includes the sexual organs for reproduction, and if we are being honest, fun. It also includes the immune organs,  which work at keeping us safe from invasion and hurt.

Fire energy in life is our passion and beauty.  If you don’t feel wanted or included in life, it leaves you feeling vulnerable, waiting and even looking for the next rejection.  Repeatedly dampening the fire energy results in the desire to just stop speaking and feeling.

I was afraid to speak for most of my life.  I hated the “soft sensitive” part of me and tried to suppress it with alcohol.  The current version of me won’t stop speaking about healing and taking care, and now that I understand the purpose of my softness, I think our world could use some softening.

A group of endurance athletes were given either Rhodiola and Cordyceps or a Placebo for 14 days.  Then they were tested for endurance on a treadmill that slowly increased in speed and incline.  “Exhaustion” was measured by the time it took to have to grab the handrail.  The plant medicine group was able to go nearly 30 seconds longer than the placebo group.

They were immediately tested for cortisol levels, and the plant medicine group significantly lowered cortisol levels by nearly 25%.

After 14 days taking Rhodiola and Cordyceps, they could run farther and faster until failure, with less stress on their body!  (1)

Korean Ginseng:  A group of people were given Korean Ginseng or a Placebo for 14 days, then a “stress” was imposed in the form of high intensity resistance exercise.  The group that took Korean Ginseng suffered significantly less muscle damage, and had lower levels of stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol.  Physical stress didn’t hurt as bad! (2)

In another study, 62 men with metabolic syndrome were randomly assigned to either a Ginseng group (3.0g/day) or a placebo group for 4 weeks.

RESULTS:

Significant improvement in mitochondrial function (aka cellular energy production) and a significant increase in total testosterone and IGF-1 (Both hormones favor muscle over FAT!). Diastolic blood pressure and serum cortisol (stress hormone) significantly decreased in the Ginseng group. (3)

herbs for adrenal fatigueGoldenrod energizes the body’s electric fields.  Depleted electric fields shows up in our life as exhausted kidneys and a tired lower back.  One indication for Goldenrod is “looking for the nearest chair.”

Goldenrod is also one of the best medicines for allergic sensitivities, especially healing for cat allergies.

It nourishes the Water energy in our bodies, which is the flexibility to bend, and to make choices, including whether we “go with the flow” or not.  When this energy feels stressed, we experience feelings of fear and paralysis.  Not physically, but our energy is paralyzed, usually by uncertainty and self doubt.

I was a master of paralysis by analysis.  I would overanalyze everything, but with Resilience to Stress, and learning to move forward by feeling, not thinking, I have gotten more done in the last year than my previous 45 years!

Liver Cleanse

Culver’s Root

Culver’s Root:  Establishes a positive mental state in people with chronic liver stress and unhappiness.  It nourishes the Wood element organs (liver and gall bladder), and the wood energy in our mind, body and spirit.  Wood represents structure and boundaries, and the emotion is anger when you cannot find the structure or steps to receive Love.

I’m sensitive or empathic, or whatever you call feeling everything very intensely!

I’ve experienced joy and happiness, of course, but the harshness of human interaction often leaves me feeling upset or angry.  I’ve frightened people with the intensity of my emotions. 
I’d never hurt a fly though, I’m a healer type.  My mission is take away pain, and it hurts like heck when anyone suggests that I am the cause of their pain.  I have learned to say, “there must be a mistake, lets check our intentions” instead of reacting emotionally.  I have less anger than ever before in my life and the two variables that have changed are Culver’s root in my body and realizing my soft sensitivity is the perfect resource for healing.

Boron:  From Wikipedia-“Boron is a chemical element with symbol B and atomic number 5. Produced entirely by cosmic ray spallation and supernovae, it is a low-abundance element in the Solar system and in the Earth’s crust.  For those who read words instead of feel them, that feels like an out of this world nourishing mineral, and perfect for the sensitive Boys, who seem to be rare on this planet.

The list of Boron’s health benefits, includes increasing depleted sex hormones, and strengthening bones.

Di-Methyl Glycine (DMG): “DMG is found naturally in plant and animal cells and in certain foods such as beans.  DMG is produced in cells during the metabolism of choline and considered to be an antioxidant and enhancer of oxygenation at the cellular level.”  -Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  (They actually have a great herbal medicine reference library on their website!)

DMG is used in horse racing to increase speed and stamina.  It nourishes the earth energy in our body.  So does boron.  A nutrient mineral, and an amino acid, the building blocks of cells.

Earth is the Mother energy.  The spleen, stomach and pancreas unselfishly make sure every cell receives glucose and oxygen.  DMG strengthen the Mother in us, because nobody is happy if Momma isn’t happy!

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Stick a bead in your ear and lower cortisol, heart rate, anxiety and fatigue.  How can you not do this!!??

In a group of women following C-section delivery, half received auricular (ear) acupressure…

“Those who received auricular acupressure had significantly lower mean cortisol levels (mean difference=4μg/dl), heart rate (mean difference=9.2 beats/min), anxiety symptoms (mean difference=3.8), and fatigue symptoms (mean difference=7.1) than women in the control group at 5 days postpartum.” (4)”  Normal cortisol levels for a blood sample taken at 8 a.m. range between 6 and 23 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL).