18 May

TICKNOLOGY – Educate Yourself

Tick Amblyomma sculptum (Acari: Ixodidae), maleI have had a tick-borne mammal allergy, Alpha-Gal (AG) for a year now. I am constantly aware, read all ingredients on everything, let everyone know wherever I go, including restaurants, and take more care outdoors (I am an outdoor gal and gardener).  I was bitten by a tick yesterday (May 16) in the late afternoon. I found it right away and it never got to be there long. I have to now be aware of anything that may change on the bite site, and send the tick in for evaluation. After having a tick bite and acquiring a tick-borne allergy/lyme, I can react to all other insect bites more than I did before, and I can have higher reactions each time I have a new tick bite.  It is crazy.  I cannot take any chances. I have been anointed and take great peace that I will not have any reactions from this bite. I did have a minor reaction last night about 11:30 p.m. for about 15 minutes with a high pulse and shaking as I usually do if I come in contact with anything mammal. I take large doses of charcoal and an herbal allergy tincture mix for reactions and do not have breathing issues or other bad issues associated with the common allergy to food.

I want everyone to be aware that this is a growing issue in our nation, and all over the world.  I believe it is worse because of gut health and bad genetics in our DNA, and each generation seems to be getting worse, even healthy people like me.  Our world is polluted and corrupted. We have not taken care of this land as we were told to do by the Creator.  But, I digress.  I have a website to share that will help you visualize the vastness of this tick-borne stuff – https://www.ticknology.org/.   Please educate yourselves and others.

Please watch for and share my upcoming classes on food allergies and sensitivities, and others, covering the sources such as ticks and more.  This information can be found on my class information page.


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17 Sep

Stealth-type Microbes That Can be Transmitted by Ticks

I found the following information from Dr. Bill Rawls very informative.

Over several years of persistent effort, I was able to recover my health completely — the things that I learned along the way changed my life forever. My struggle with chronic Lyme disease taught me things that most other physicians do not know. I now use that knowledge to help others understand and overcome this often frustrating illness.

 

Borrelia, the Misunderstood Microbe

Retrospectively, I may have harbored Borrelia burgdorferi (the microbe that causes Lyme disease) for years before I actually developed symptoms. I’m an outdoor person; tick bites have always been an everyday affair.

It’s not uncommon for people to harbor Borrelia and not know it; stealth is this microbe’s middle name.

Lyme disease is mostly transmitted by nymphal ticks, which are about the size of the pin. They bite, transmit the microbe, and then drop off — most people aren’t even aware of being bitten. Because symptoms of the initial infection are so mild (if they occur at all), it’s not uncommon for people to be completely unaware of being infected.

And Borrelia isn’t the only microbe to worry about. Ticks carry many microbes that have similar characteristics to Borrelia. What they all have in common is stealthy characteristics that make them hard to find–and even harder to get rid of.

If immune system function is robust, a person can harbor these types of microbes indefinitely without ever having symptoms. When illness does occur, it’s typically chronic and debilitating, but not life-threatening. Additionally, the degree of chronic illness is highly variable. Some people are severely debilitated, while others are only marginally miserable.

What You Need to Know About Borrelia

  • Borrelia rarely causes life-threatening illness, but it can make you desperately miserable for a lifetime.
  • There are 20 known species of Borrelia that can cause human illness (not just Borrelia burgdorferi), and it is not uncommon for people with Lyme disease to harbor at least two species.
  • Beyond Borrelia, there are hundreds of species of stealth-type microbes that can be transmitted by ticks. Mycoplasma and Bartonella are the most common, but there are many many others. Most everyone on the planet harbors some stealth microbes without knowing it.
  • All these factors make Lyme disease extremely difficult to diagnose; lab tests are notoriously unreliable, especially in chronic illness.
  • Because Borrelia is so difficult to diagnose and can be harbored without causing symptoms, no one really knows how many asymptomatic carriers there are worldwide.

Read more – How I Recovered from Fibromyalgia & Lyme by Dr. Bill Rawls

11 Aug

Weeds…the Continuing Series…(and video)

More weed lessons:

  • Weeding on your own gets a lot. Weeding with another gets double or more. Weeding with a team gets most or all.  Weeding on your own takes time; Weeding with another, or a team, takes much less time than on your own. Weeding on your own, depending on your circumstances, can be pretty thorough; Weeding with another can be much more complete.  There is a method to weeding that takes full focus.  Weeding is painstaking at times, and having help will take some of the load off. If there is a team, each member can be put into a particular task area; each area will be able to perform with more energy and detail. With weeding on your own, you can end up weeding with less detail because you have the entire garden to tackle.  Weeding, whether on your own or with help, should be performed with great care, with the goal of completeness; there needs to be a regard to every detail, not superficial or partial.
  • There is a side to weeding that can be unwelcome or unpleasant, yet it has to be done. When you weed thoroughly, and the area looks clear, there is a hidden seed, unseen, that will show itself days later. It is a nuisance. It is utterly, downright maddening sometimes. We must never leave it unattended, or forget to check on it.  The grass and the weeds will always be there, in the soil, in the air, outside the fence, or in the corner, and they will come back, or new ones will grow in the place they were pulled.