How to Avoid Wasting Time & Money With 6 Steps
1. Add Certainty
2. Play An Active Role In Your Healing ASAP
3. Find the Right Doctor
There are not many reliable tests out there to truly confirm that one has Lyme. It doesn’t show up on most standard tests like other diseases do. Lyme disease is also known as the "great imitator." This is because its symptoms can be so diverse that it can mimic 200 different illnesses. There’s a really tragic amount of people who get misdiagnosed as having "Atypical MS," "Atypical ALS," "Atypical Lupus," Fibromyalgia, or some other symptom-based diagnosis, and so they get the wrong treatments and waste a lot of time and money for nothing. In addition, many doctors have believed that it can only be Lyme disease if there is or was a bulls-eye rash, but we now know that only about 30% of people bitten by a Lyme-infected tick even develop a bulls-eye rash. Combine these with the testing difficulties and it's easy to see how misdiagnoses could be far too common. That doesn't have to be your story though! When searching for a doctor, use “Lyme-literate” as a keyword and find someone who specializes in this tricky illness instead of just your standard general practitioners. A good place to start could be seeing if one of the many clinics that carry the Jernigan Nutraceuticals product line is near you. Find out here.
4. Create a Well-Rounded Healing Strategy
Lyme is a multiple-pathogen illness. It’s very complex, so the healing approach will need to be well-rounded, meaning there will not be one “magic bullet” for this. Traditional Western Medicine will prescribe antibiotics. It may help in a way (maybe??? for some people???), but it’s more likely that it will do more harm than good, and it’s very common that they treat it that way for a while, and then the Lyme bacteria adapt and become resistant to the antibiotics and the person ends up worse off than they started. As much as we all love a quick-fix, it's important to know as you're going into this that "quick-fix" just isn't the name of the game with Lyme disease. That being said, if you approach it correctly, it is possible to shorten the road to restored health.
When you get this complicated illness, it's as if you become a magnet for many other infections. Mold toxicity, parasites, bacteria, viruses, and so on-- it's very likely that you will need to address all of these to one degree or another, and that requires the right remedies, lifestyle changes, emotional healing, home therapies, etc. The more proactive and involved your health support is, the shorter your road gets.
Finding a doctor who will offer broad-spectrum support with all this in mind will be very helpful, as opposed to one who takes a more isolated approach and goes after JUST borrelia burgdorferi or JUST bartonella, etc.
If you're having a hard time finding or getting to such a doctor, we offer the Short-Term Intensive Bundle which includes high-performance natural remedies to cover all your bases at once. After doing a round of this protocol, it will be easier to simplify because you'll know what pathogen or toxin needs special attention. This bundle is also a great protocol to do as you prepare for a doctors appointment because it will clean up a lot ahead of time, therefore allowing the doctor to cut straight to the most serious issues right off the bat.
5. DETOX. Yes, It Really Is Important.
You MUST do everything you can to support your body’s detoxification systems. "Detox" may seem like it's just an overrated fad, but please listen-- Not focusing on detoxifying when you have Lyme disease puts you at greater risk for permanent damage to joint and nerve tissues, more pain, and stunted progress. From the produce we consume to the air we breathe, the toxic load of the world we live in is absolutely staggering and that constant toxic bombardment jams up our cells and hinders their functions. This effect is worsened with Lyme disease because you also now have endogenous toxic die-off from the different infections that wreaks havoc of its own. To overcome Lyme, you need your body's systems firing on all cylinders, so these effects create significant issues. Optimizing your body's ability to eliminate external toxins, die-off toxins, and inflammatory cytokines efficiently MUST be a part of any Lyme protocol. You do this by incorporating home therapies into your daily routine, eliminating any toxic products/foods in your home, purifying the air you have control over, ensuring your home and workspace is free of mold, and taking the right remedies that support your body's ability to detoxify. This is why we created the innovative Neuro-Antitox II Formulas. They are Lyme-specific formulas that help the body detoxify, demonstrating incredible efficacy over the past 23 years. You can find them HERE. The free JNutra Handbook app has tons of tutorials for home therapies for this. The more you can support your body with these, the better ANY protocol will work, whatever route you choose.
6. Support Yourself Emotionally & Mentally
Your emotional and mental health are important too! Chronic illness often brings an intense emotional battle with it. Know that you are still enough even if you can't do everything you used to, and remember to act and think with love for your body, knowing that it is doing the best it can to heal. It's important to solve any emotional trauma you may have because buried emotions can oftentimes contribute to physical problems. The thoughts you think send commands to every cell in your body, so be very disciplined in thinking in a way that does not perpetuate the illness. Shift your focus from the illness, to the healing.
Dr. Sara Jernigan, D.C., ORDM, owner of Jernigan Nutraceuticals, shares the direction she would take if she was dealing with Lyme Disease using advanced natural medicine and home therapies after over 23 years of experience.
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Remedies for Lyme and Co-Infections*
For Borrelia burgdorferi, Babesia microti, & different stages of varying Lyme bacterias, as well as the often-seen co-infections associated with them- Borrelogen
For Bartonella bacteria as well as all of the various U.S. and European strains of Lyme Borrelia, and all the normal Lyme co-infections- Lymogen
For Babesia microti, Ehrlichia and the many viruses found in chronic sufferers- Microbojen
For mold toxicity- Yeast Ease Plus
For parasitic infections- Paragen
For viral infections- Virogen
For detoxifying ammonia and other Lyme-related toxins- Neuro-Antitox II Formulas
For stress and supporting bodies that are exhausted after years of treatment- Pomifitrin
For covering all bases at once- Short-Term Intensive Healing Protocol E-Book
For covering a few bases at once- Lyme Bundle Starter Pack
For the emotional battles of chronic illness- Our Page of Ideas
*This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss the ideas presented here with your health care professional before beginning, and stop, or get support, if your condition worsens. This information is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA. Jernigan Nutraceuticals does not treat named diseases, but seeks to restore the body’s optimum structural and functional integrity so that the body can rapidly heal itself.