Lyme Disease & CBD
What is Lyme, and why do we get sick?
Symptoms of Lyme Disease
There are an estimated 400,000+ cases of Lyme in the US, with 96% of them showing up in the Northeast.
Many of the symptoms associated with Lyme disease are common in other diseases including: fatigue, headache, muscle pain, sleeplessness, joint pain, nerve pain, digestive issues, moodiness, fever/sweats/chills, brain fog.
Usually bites are identified by the red ring rash, or ‘bullseye,’ but not always.
Inflammation is your immune system’s way of directing white blood cells and other fighting agents to the sites of infection or damage. However, too much inflammation and immune response can become a bigger problem, and often is the main component responsible for symptoms of Lyme.
Treating Lyme Disease
The medical community is highly divided over what does and does not actually work in treating Lyme. Antibiotic therapy is the most widely accepted, though it’s effectiveness for chronic Lyme vs. cost is debated over.
The Buhner protocol is a highly-involved herbal/supplement regimen that has gotten a lot of attention for its success with a high safety profile. It is a new standard for people suffering from chronic Lyme and deals with basic foundational health and detoxification.
Em therapy, a type of energetic therapy, has also made some news recently for its noninvasive structure for people who have severe chronic issues and multiple sensitivities. This is the most ‘outside the box’ protocol yet, but there have been many success stories.
Detoxing is a vital step in ridding your system of harmful bacteria.
The bast way to do this: drink as much water as possible! And do these when you can: Epsom salt magnesium baths, activated charcoal powder or capsules and regular visits to the sauna (infrared or regular.)
How can natural remedies help?
Cannabis produces phyto-cannabinoids that stimulate our ECS's cannabinoid receptors. This means; if you have an endocannabinoid deficiency, you can use cannabis as a cannabinoid supplement.
Researchers are now proposing that many diseases such as migraines, fibromyalgia, irritable bowl syndrome, and more may stem from a clinical endocannabinoid deficiency.
Think of cannabinoids like Vitamin D. Your body can make its own from the sun, but because of lifestyle and depletion - you may need to supplement. If you're deficient in cannabinoid.
Allan takes 20-80 mg of our full-spectrum CBD oil every day.
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