What You Need To Know

Here’s the thing – Lyme disease is one of the most misunderstood diseases that exist on the face of this planet. It’s no wonder since even one of the most widely accepted sources for such information actively thwarts any attempt at consistency. The CDC look’s at Lyme disease similar to the way people of old looked at the earth – meaning they didn’t have the context to see the earth properly and therefore assumed it was flat. We all know how that turned out…

Lyme get’s its name from the small towns of Lyme and Old Lyme Connecticut. Guess what – that happened in 1975, which for those of you who don’t know that’s not that long ago in the world of disease. It takes years of research to even come close to knowing anything and I’ve com to know we rarely ever ‘know’ it all. It seems to me, no amount of research has ever led to understanding something with 100% certainty. Yet to this day there are doctors who stand by the CDC with blind conviction in the same way scientist’s used to think the world was flat.

Let’s use some plain and simple common sense and dispel some of the flat out old fashioned claims that are out there:

The CDC claims ticks must be attached for 36 to 48 hours or more before the Lyme disease bacterium can be transmitted. THIS IS FALSE: this just shows how ignorant the CDC is. Lyme has the ability to penetrate tissue and yet for some reason we think it can’t transfer from one host to another with ease. Thinking it takes 36 hours to leave its host tick is kind of silly considering a tick is smaller than a dime. There just isn’t any logic to this statement and it’s my opinion that it just doesn’t add up.
You won’t see this fact on very many websites because it hasn’t been studied. However the proof is in the pudding on this one. If you haven’t already read about my story, and how I unknowingly transferred Lyme to my wife, you’ll want to! There is even a nickname for this occurrence – Lyme families exist and it’s our responsibility to educate ourselves in order to protect our loved ones. There is hope however, and my wife and I successfully had a child Lyme free. Learn more about treatment for Lyme while pregnant here.
The real issue of treating Lyme disease is understanding the way it is influencing your body. Since Lyme comes in many flavors, and our biological makeup is so unique, the way we must treat Lyme can vary from person to person. However, the short answer is yes Lyme is treatable. It’s much much easier to cure if you catch it early. If not, you might become like me, symptoms are mostly gone but the after affects linger. Read more about treating Lyme disease here.
If you find a tick attached to your skin, or maybe your child or pet, there’s no need to panic. Several tick removal devices are available on the market, but a plain set of fine-tipped tweezers will remove a tick effectively. Here are some simple steps to follow:

  1. Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible.
  2. Pull upward with even, steady pressure. Try not to twist or jerk the tick quickly; this might cause the head or the mouth-parts to break off and remain attached to the skin. If this happens, do your best to remove the mouth-parts with the tweezers.
  3. After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol, an iodine scrub, or soap and water.
  4. Dispose of a live tick by submersing it in alcohol, and then placing it in a sealed bag/container. You can then mail the tick off to be tested for Lyme if you like for extra measure. While the test is quite often falsely negative, if it is positive then you definitely have a jump start on things. In the end, Never crush the tick with your fingers to dispose of it.