Tick Season

Tick season is in full force and according to the CDC it is predicted to be one of the worst seasons ever. With the excess rain we have had, the populations have increased and the disease-causing bacteria the ticks can carry has been found in a larger percentage of ticks than ever before. Infected ticks spread the numerous types of bacteria that can lead to a Lyme diagnosis and the number of people diagnosed with Lyme disease in the US has tripled over the past 20 years despite no accurate way of giving a proper diagnosis. At OHZ, we help a lot of patients who have dealt with or are dealing with this horrible issue, and using neurologic muscle testing we get an accurate diagnosis, and an even more effective form of treatment.

Treatment for Lyme is a long process, as the chronic bacterial infection can lead to auto-immunity. Autoimmune issues occur when the immune system becomes so overworked and overwhelmed, that it starts to battle anything and everything it can, including normal, healthy cells. Proper diet and nutritional supplementation can help reverse this process and keeping adequate support of the immune system and corresponding organs and functional issues helps take stress off the body so the proper bacterial clean up can occur.

Lyme disease is treated much more efficiently when caught early, so always be on the lookout for ticks, especially when you have spent time in overgrown, wooded areas and tall grasses. We have a great homeopathic remedy that can deter ticks called Bug Bouncer, which acts as an energetic force field around you, so the ticks are not as attracted to you. Other things to do to protect yourself from tick bites include wearing protective clothing- long pants and long-sleeved shirts; showering immediately after being outside in a possible tick-infested area; and having another person check your hair and hard to see/reach places. Always be sure to check children from head to toe as well.

Symptoms of Lyme can occur quickly after a tick bite, especially if the tick has been latched to your skin for a long period of time. These initial symptoms can include gut irritation, fatigue/lethargy, brain fog, aching, dizziness, fever, sleep issues, mood changes, and increased sensitivities. When not caught and treated early enough, Lyme disease can lead to chronic joint pain, inflammation, skin rashes, gut imbalances, neurologic issues, and even severe heart problems. If you suspect you have had a tick bite, or have been experiencing these symptomatic changes, ask today for and in-depth look into a proper diagnosis and treatment. We are always ready and willing to help any condition and get everyone living their lives in their sweet spot.

Yours in health,

Dr. J.

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Kevin Juleen