I struggled for years with Chronic Lyme Disease, Bartonella, Babesia, POTS, EBV, SIBO & Leaky Gut, Chronic Fatigue & Pain, Parasites and MORE..
It took me a few years and many doctors, tests and dollars to get diagnosed. I immediately was put on on a very aggressive set of antibiotics since I was told that this was the only way forward.
Due to extremely neurological symptoms, I was bound to a cane at 24 years old. At my worst, these antibiotics had destroyed my stomach and intestinal tract, and I turned to a liquid diet for weeks until I was able to handle whole veggies again.
After abandoning my pastas, breads and cheeses, I realized how much food has an effect on my symptoms. This diet shift, though drastic, gave me hope for remission and changed my life. It wasn’t easy, I faced a lot of isolation, my friends and family didn’t always understand, many people questioned me, but I stuck with it and trusted my intuition.
At my worst, I had 50+ symptoms and was taking 52 pills daily.
In total, I spent a year and a half on antibiotics using a pulsing method overseen by my doctor. I found I made progress but seem to have plateau and at the expense of my stomach, I was ready to try something new. Looking back on this, I realize I started healing due to the diet, lifestyle, and mindset changes I made and the supplements & herbs I brought into my life. I believe that the antibiotics I was on did more damage than good and didn't truly help me in the healing process.
After switching to a Naturopathic Doctor, I went on the Cowden Protocol for 9 months. It really addressed a lot of issues I was facing and symptoms still lingering. Finishing this treatment, I was told I was in "remission" since my doctors said there was no way to fully heal and that I would manage this for life, while hoping that I would never relapse.
While on the Cowden Protocol, I started following a lot of Anthony William (The Medical Medium) information on healing. I believe that this information is what I need to fully heal. After I finished the Cowden Protocol, I started implementing even more of AW's information and decided that this was the route I was going to take to completely heal all of the symptoms I was dealing with. This information has changed me life and I am so happy that I found it. I continue to follow Anthony's information today to keep myself healthy and I can say I have not had any major symptoms since I healed.
During my journey, I tried numerous diets, cleanses, supplements, healing modalities, and lifestyle changes. I found going plant based was the best thing that supported healing. (When I say plant-based, I mean consuming 80-90% plants, I did still eat meat throughout my journey until recently).
It is hard to put my healing journey into a brief overview but I hope this inspires your healing journey and gives you hope that healing is possible. I have reversed the irrepressible and believe you can too.
Finding what works best for your body is key and learning how to tune into what your system needs.
Other Major things that helped me heal besides a diet:
Muscle Testing (Applied Kinesiology) and using the correct supplements
Nervous System Regulation
Healing Emotional Traumas
Brain Rewiring / Mindset Work
Things I would have done differently:
I would have chose to go a more holistic route first instead of using antibiotics for so long. Antibiotics were really harsh on my body and my system is extremely sensitive.
I would have created a support team earlier in my diagnoses. Support team including my doctor, nutritionist or health coach, acupuncturist, naturopathic doctor, etc.
Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. This is my own personal journey and how I healed, for informational purposes only. Please consult with your licensed professional.