‘I thought I controlled my actions in the situtation but then I realised the situtation controlled my actions.’ - Abraham Lincoln.
Are our voices finally beginning to be heard?
On receiving the LymeDisease.org newsletter I was filled with hope that maybe now we are indeed being taken seriously.
News 4 New York have been doing a five day news segment on Lyme Disease called; Lyme Wars. The five short 6 minute clips highlight the lack of research, inaccurate testing, confusions over diagnosis and treatments, along with people’s stories.
They are finally acknowledging that Lyme disease is a serious threat and needs to be taken more seriously by the Government and the medical industry.
The short clips are balanced and offer views and pointers from all sides.
People are finally realising that yes, if Lyme is caught early it can be treated and cured. Being left, ignored and dismissed however allows the disease to take control, take over the body it infects and at that point is not presently curable but leaves the infected with life-long horrible symptoms and so equals a life of regular medical treatment and help.
Medical help that is expensive and very difficult for the medical industry to fund.
Please take a moment of your time to watch a few of the Lyme War clips and I have copied the link to the one I would really love you to view.
This is a positive beginning, if America can lead the way in beginning to recognise Lyme the world will hopefully follow!
Feeling sluggish and rubbish when you have woken up? Get boosting up on bananas the more the better - they will help settle your stomach, boosting digestion, they are a mood enhancer, they will give you the energy you need and keep you full. Buy my book for banana receipe ideas.
Wake up every morning and ATLEAST have one glass of lemon water before doing anything else! Ideally try to drink a litre of water. The lemon wakes up your digestive system ready for the day and has great cleansing properties.
Check your dairy and meat intake - dairy can sit in your system for up to seven days unable to digest properly. Meaning other foods also get neglected and nurtients aren't absorbed properly and you feel extremely bloated. Go and smell your food bin, your stomach will be in that state. Rotting foods in your belly - hmm nice.
DO NOT FEAR CARBS - THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CARB UP!!
Bananas, Rice, Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Corn, Beans, Lentils etc PACK THEM IN GO MAD.
NEVER COUNT CALORIES - NEVER RESTRICT!! These restriction 'starvation' diets who tell you to only eat 500 calories a day then have a treat day - where you binge out and eat WAY too much, is simply messing up your metabolism and on your binge days yours body stores all the fat meaning you gain weight because it knows it is going to go back into starvation mode and needs to hold onto every little thing it can. HELLO WEIGHT GAIN.
Life is too short not to live it to the full, making yourself happy.