How does Lyme and Mold affect the brain?

Do you have Lyme or know someone who does? Or do you have mystery symptoms you cannot get answers to and wonder if it is Lyme?

This disease can be so frustrating, confusing, isolating, hard to diagnose, and even harder to treat.

Are you frustrated and looking for answers? You have come to the right place.

Lyme is a spiral-shaped bacteria, and it can invade any tissue, any system, and any organ in your body and cause all sorts of damage and inflammation.

It can manipulate your immune system into causing inflammation so your body will break down its tissue and collagen (its favorite food source) That is why joints and other areas of the body that is rich in collagen is a favorite target for this stealthy microbe.

The inflammation it can cause in your brain is no different than any else in the body. It also likes the gut. And you may have heard me say before if you have a leaky gut, you have a leaky brain. But what does this mean?

It means certain things like chronic stress, prescription drugs, grains, and other inflammatory foods, chronic illnesses, and infections can wreak havoc on your gut and cause it to become leaky. This is when stuff that only belongs in the gut gets out into your bloodstream and your immune system sounds the alarm. Because our gut and our brain are so closely linked, the same thing that is happening in our gut is happening to our brain. That’s why it is so imperative that we start paying attention to what we put in our gut because it has a direct correlation to how it affects our brain.

Brain inflammation can be lessened by watching what we eat, lowering toxins in our body, getting the right amount of sleep every night ( our brain detoxes when we sleep) getting daily movement, and addressing the hidden infections we have in our body such as Lyme and viruses such as EBV. Lowering our alcohol intake helps as well.

There has been a huge correlation between Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Lyme disease. But just because you have Lyme disease doesn’t mean that this is your fate. There are preventative things that you can do to help keep your brain healthy and strong for many years to come.

There are labs out there that can tell you what toxins, viruses, and bacteria might be affecting the brain. And ones that can tell you if you have a leaky gut or what foods you might be sensitive to.

Those are not always necessary though. And can be very costly. I like to start with a free intake form from the Cell Core Biosciences lab to get a better idea of what a person might be dealing with. From there we start working on the foundations of health. D.R.E.S.S

Diet, Rest, Exercise, Stress Reduction, and Supplementation.

It is amazing what happens when we really get the basics down. Too many of us are living a stressed-out, sleep-deprived, fast-food lifestyle and it is taking a toll on our immune systems and brain.

Our brain is beautiful, complex, supercomputer and there are things we can do to keep it running at its very best for a long time. Even if you have been diagnosed with Dementia, EBV, Mold, or Lyme, there are things you can do to help these conditions. You don’t have to take that diagnosis as gospel. I have reversed two out of three of my autoimmune issues and brought my brain back to a state of health and happiness I have never experienced in my life.

I like focusing on prevention the most!! So much easier to keep things running smoothly than trying to clean up an inflammatory mess.

If you would like more information on steps you can take to help keep your brain healthy and strong, or if you are already having memory, cognitive issues, depression, and anxiety. Email me heather@thelymeboss.com

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