It's Monday morning and like time sufferers and carer's don't rest, we fight and keep moving on.
There is never any rest bite.
John Caudwell, who you may have heard of - he owes the company Phones4U, has had 11 of his family members diagnosed and affected by Lyme Disease. We have all been called into action over the weekend to lobby our MP's and Jeremy Hunt to demand change. As you have seen we really have taken the news by storm not just here but across the world. This disease is harder to ignore, more of you are gaining awareness, exercising prevention methods and looking back over your own medical history piecing together symptoms and considering getting bloods taken.
Our mission isn't to scare the public, but educate you all.
We know the medical community are extremely over-run and overwhelmed with so many serious issues, and although this disease is extremely complex and needs a lots of funds pumped into it doesn't mean it should be dismissed.
We the sufferer's don't just battle with the disease but we battle with the authorities to be heard. We don't want anyone else to fall innocent victims to this hell.
Believe me the amount of energy and pain It takes to raise our voice isn't easy. Yes, we could sit in bed all day -- allowing the problem to grow. What good would that be?
Sometimes we forget how much power - we, WE the people have. We are often the ones who bring around real change but get pushed into the background. The unsung heroes.
We need to congratulate ourselves on our strength, we should not get disheartened if we don't get recognition for our work... because in years to come it will all come to light and our children's, children will live a better life. That is reward.
We wait to see what the Government has to say next.. we hold our breath and pray.
There lots more to come from LYME HQ.
SLOWLY, slowly, we are taking over the world.
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.