Sunday, 5 May 2013

Weight Gain & Lyme, Spirochete Infecton

Hello all,

The million dollar question is Does Lyme cause weight gain? the answer is yes it does. Lyme can also cause weight loss too.

What i have noticed is since treating the Spirochete infections I have gained weight some of this is probably due to inactivity.

Double edged sword....

This is a double edged sword because due to pain one can't be active and due to extreme tiredness one can't be active.

 If one does do some sort of exercise one could end up bedridden,
 the Lyme loves it when one is injured and goes to the places that have been injured .

Yep there is another flare up of pain and maybe swelling and then more tiredness.

So it goes on and on in a viscous circle.

Lymies can't do too much exercise but must try and keep as active as possible because Lyme/spirochetes love inactivity so moving is vital.

My own personal experience....

I have been treating the infection/s with MMS  some use antibiotics, now it is well known that medication can cause weight gain but I also feel that maybe there is also a connection to treating Lyme/Spirochete and the weight gain no matter how one treats the infection.

I am not a medical Doctor and i don't have a lab for testing all I can say is about my own personal experiences and speaking to other Lymies.

Seeing as Candida also can cause weight gain as well maybe when Lyme and candida get together well perhaps that causes the weight gain.


Weight gain can also be connected to Low thyroid so it is always worth while getting the thyroid checked as the spirochetes do love the Thyroid area and the spirochetes gobble up progesterone as does Candida.
I am going to try some natural remedies for my Thyroid gland as well.

Maybe when one is clear of any infection the body does get into balance eventually and the weight gain stops well here's hoping anyway.

It does seem protein is the key to helping with weight gain and cutting out all sugars in the diet.
I have been on the Atkins diet myself but I am afraid this has not helped my weight gain since I started treating the Lyme.

What I have noticed is since I increased my acidophiles I do seem to be losing weight now (thank goodness) and the symptoms of candida overgrowth have now all but gone.

I really hope I continue  to lose the weight I have gained since the start of treatment and I am sure MMS is not to blame and perhaps the antibiotics don't cause a lot of weight gain as we are lead to believe it could all be down to maybe Lyme die off who knows.

Early Days

It is very early days I am on day 5 now but I shall see if the weight gain starts to decrease further and my body gets into some sort of balance.

Boy isn't Lyme so multi- faceted and how it just about affects every part of the body it can drive one nuts but it is so worth treating it in the long run.

Lyme Girl x

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Friday, 3 May 2013

Candida & Lyme, Spirochete infection

Hello all,

I have written and mentioned MMS a lot in this biog and treating the Lyme/Spirochete infection. 

The one thing I failed to focus on is the dreaded Fungal infection Candida.

This is one horrible ghastly so and so. 

People with weakened immune systems due to a Lyme/Spirochete/Mycoplasma infection, do have a weakened immune system that's for sure don't I know it for sure first hand!

Old Enemy

I have had to contended with my old enemy I suppose most of my life along with Lyme/Spirochete infection only there is a difference, the medical profession are willing to acknowledge one has Candida to a point but not very well in my opinion.

With Lyme/Spirochete/Mycoplasma infection simply does not exist or rather Chronic infection does not exist.

The medical profession  say "oh you just need a couple of days antibiotics and you will be clear of infection" which of course is not true.

Candida is worth Billions of  to big Pharma and they know it!

At least when a woman has a Candida overgrowth and suffers from thrush she can buy products to relive the symptoms more like a sticky plaster because these do not treat the cause of the overgrowth just the symptoms.

Men do not suffer in the same way so can be completely oblivious that they could be infecting their partners.

 Bit more about Candida

Candida can affect the body in  more ways than one would ever realize.
A Candida overgrowth/ yeast infection  can affect every part of your life sounds very like Lyme/Spirochete/mycoplasma infection doesn't it?

It can be very debilitating in so many ways.

Candida can be the cause of many health problems or rather many health problems can be associated with the yeast infection.

People go to Doctor after Doctor get told "it's all  in their head" and get prescribed antibiotics which make the situation worse.

There is no quick and easy cure for a yeast infection gosh I wish there was.
It can hang around waiting for the ideal conditions to thrive again and cause another flare up.
A yeast infection can take months to eliminate  throughout the body.

Don't give up hope though because eliminating the yeast infection can be done.

Candida can cause:

Menstrual problems
Urinary disorders
Respiratory problems
Food and environmental allergies
Learning difficulties
Muscle pain
Short attention span
Memory loss
Skin problems
Chronic hives
PMS Digestive disorders
Weight Gain
Joint pain
Gastrointestinal distress.
Jock Itch
Sinus problems ear infections
Frequant colds
Thyroid problems
Tightness of chest
loss of balance/dizziness
Nervous irritability
Strep throat 
Bad breath
Sugar craveings
Sagging breasts 
Thinning hair 

Some also say  Candida is also associated with Cancer.
I am sure it probably causes a more than listed.
Candida also devours progesterone which in turn can cause even more problems and i am sure it devours a lot more besides!

How I get affected

All I know is it does affect my general well being i cough more I have a lot of mucus i can get very depressed and irritable.  
My sleep is very disturbed and i get very bloated in the stomach area.  

It also affects other parts of my body which cause great discomfort and i get a terrible acid reflux which in turn affects my throat and my swallow.

I would not be surprised due to a Lyme/Spirochete/Mycoplasma infection which suppresses my immune system if there is a Candida overgrowth well with the two combined one would be very affected with the above symptoms and combine that with the great mimic well what a mess!

How I treat the Candida overgrowth 

After I got the Norovirus and then the flu yes I got a Candida overgrowth.

Refer to this page about Norovirus:

The worst part of it was it did take me a couple of months to realize that I had the Candida overgrowth yep it crept up on me with a sting in the tail and it was not until i was affected in the vaginal area that i realized it had got totally out of control.

I was taking probiotics but due to my now very weakened immune system this was not enough I had to go back to the drawring board so to speak.

I increased my Acidophilus 3 billion which contains Lactobacillus acidophilus to restore the healthy bacteria in the gut.
Normally  I would take 2 capsules of the 3 billion but i increased my dosage to 15 billion.(each capsule is 3 billion).

I also ate more asparagus every day and raw garlic.

I drank more cranberry juice and more salmon.

I drank water with Bicarbonate of soda about a teaspoon mixed in a glass of water each day.
Plus i increased the Vitamin C as well. 
I eat yogurt each day just plain with no added sugar. 
Onion in Apple cider vinegar

 This combination worked for me and I shall continue for perhaps a month or two or even longer.

Foods that one should not eat while treating a Candida.

All sugars
Processed foods

One can reintroduce things back into the diet eventually I say always consult a Medical professional or LLMD and also listen to your body.

Spit Test   

You can also do the spit test to check if you do have a Candida overgrowth.

The test is as follows:

In the evening, put a clear glass of water by your bed.
First thing in the morning,briefly rinse your mouth, swallow, then gather some saliva in your mouth and spit into the glass of water (be sure to spit out saliva, not mucus).

Keep an eye on the water for half an hour -- especially the first few minutes.
If you have candida overgrowth, you will see one or more of the following:

1. Strings (legs) hanging down from the saliva.
2. Heavy-looking saliva at the bottom of the glass.
3. Cloudy specks suspended in the water.

This test is very affective and costs nothing.

If, within three minutes after spitting into the water, you see “strings” hanging down, cloudy specks showing up in the water, or “debris” sinking to the bottom, you most likely have extensive overgrowth, which will require more candida-fighting action on your part. This is especially so if you see this develop almost immediately. The more you see and the faster you see it, the more candida overgrowth there is in your body.

If it takes longer than a few minutes for anything to show up, the candida is not as serious.
If the saliva just floats on top and the water stays perfectly clear, you most likely don’t have candida overgrowth.

The logic behind the test is simple.

If you have candida overgrowth, it will show up in the saliva, a friendly environment for yeast. When you spit into the glass, the aerated saliva is lighter than water. 

However, candida is heavier than either. Whether it sinks as "legs", falls to the bottom, or floats around in the water, all are indications of candida. The more you see, and the faster you see it, the more systemic the infection.

Candida concentrates in saliva overnight, so this test is most accurate first thing in the morning. 

I feel that if one has a Spirochete infection one no doubt will probably have a Candida overgrowth because Lyme and Candida are best buddies.

If one does choose the Atibiotics to treat the Lyme then no doubt this can cause a Candida overgrowth.
MMS does not affect the good fauna in the gut but as i found if one does get something like Norovirus or the flu then well yes the Candida can get out of control.

Good luck

Lyme Girl x

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