Medical communities originally believed that Lyme disease was caused by a bacterium named Borrelia burgdorferitransmitted by a bite from a deer tick. Recently, doctors and researchers have started to realize they may have focused on the wrong bacteria for the last three and a half decades.
New patients are now hearing about different decoy bugs such as Bartonellaand the microscopic parasite Babesia. And the new patients aren’t being told about the long road others have been down with the Borrelia tag, about the traps along the way. They don’t have the benefit of that perspective.
You should know, by the way, that Bartonella and Babesia are also harmless, and most of us carry them. They’re once again bait-and switch theories that promise an answer but deliver only conjecture. In case you’re wondering, Bartonella and Babesia have yet to be clinically found in a tick.
Truth is, Lyme disease isn’t the result of ticks, parasites, or bacteria.
Lyme disease is actually viral—not bacterial or parasitical. When medical communities finally awaken to this fact, there will be hope for Lyme patients. The true cause of what’s being called Lyme disease varies in each individual.
People who have different varieties of Epstein-Barr can exhibit Lyme symptoms, as can people who have HHV-6 and its various strains. People who carry any of the different strains of shingles can exhibit Lyme symptoms, with the non-rashing varieties causing the most severe cases, including symptoms such as brain inflammation and other central nervous system weaknesses.
It’s the same for any number of viruses. So many Lyme patients’ blood work also tests positive for EBV or cytomegalovirus—and so many patients have viruses that don’t even show up in tests. Any of the more aggressive varieties of these viruses can be behind a patient’s Lyme symptoms. All the viruses I list above are in the herpes family and can cause fever, headaches, joint pain, muscle pain, fatigue, neck pain, burning nerve pain, heart palpitations, almost any neurological symptom, and/or other symptoms that doctors think of as so-called Lyme disease.
They can dramatically decrease a patient’s quality of life and pose serious challenges if not properly treated. Even if you’re experiencing symptoms of any number of these viral infections, you might be able to avoid experiencing a full-blown mystery illness that gets the Lyme disease tag by keeping the virus in a dormant state. And if you’re already suffering from more severe symptoms tagged as Lyme, there’s a great deal you can do to combat and overcome the illness.
Health and Wellness Associates