Protocols and their hidden lessons – Lesson 8

Protocols and their hidden lessons – Lesson 8

Due to frequent requests about the protocols I followed to get well from Lyme disease, I am sharing them here. It should be noted that the supplements I took were prescribed by my Naturopath based on test results, so they are specific to my body chemistry. When I struggled from suicidal depression, it was also dealt with naturally with amino acids (determined by more tests) in conjunction with some soul searching and healing. I do not suggest that my protocols are appropriate to others, and I hope this is helpful in some way.  I would also like to say upfront that the protocols to support my body are only about one half of what I attribute to getting well.  The other half (I believe) has to do with aligning myself energetically to wellness and healing. TESTING: (this information provided by my Naturopath) The following lab tests were done over a period of one year. 1. Metabolic Analysis Profile 2. Adrenal Stress Profile 3. Organic acids 4. Amino Acids 5. Essential Fatty Acids 6. Toxic elements (RBC) 7. Nutrient elements (RBC) Using these functional tests along with the traditional chem screen and ELISA testing helped to develop a complete picture of my nutrient, neurotransmitter, and hormonal deficiencies. Some of the tests also targeted digestive function which was a big part of correcting my immune system. DIET: Low gluten/sugar/dairy. For a while I juiced a lot of carrots/apples (Gerson’s Therapy), but what I ultimately went back to is what resonates with me; green smoothies (predominantly kale, spinach, dark green leafy veges + banana - because I like bananas), small amounts of...
I Created My Life, Just As It Is – Lesson 3

I Created My Life, Just As It Is – Lesson 3

He patiently shared information, explaining how the immune system works, the impact of ‘leaky gut syndrome’ on the function of the brain, the integration of body, mind and spirit. My naturopath talked and I listened. On my brain’s worst days, he sounded like the adults in Charlie Brown…wah, wah, wah. And somehow, what he shared was being stored away for when I was ready to remember and deal with the information. And, not only was he a great source of scientific information, he was also a space I simply healed in. No judgement, listening to what I was dealing with, accepting and supporting my decisions to ‘add’ to his protocols (because I was ravenously researching treatments)…all to empower me in my journey. This is generosity, this is someone granting and honoring my ‘being’, this is someone committed to my wellness…this is love, the Naturopathic Physician’s Oath in action. From my place on the couch and in the quietness of doing nothing, Gary’s words eventually made their way into my consciousness for contemplation. I felt my ego stand up and say some choice words, like WTF! My ego, so desperate to win, to be right and hold me hostage as a victim was not happy. But I was in ‘being’ mode (see Lesson 1), where nothing is wrong and all was well with the world. In this state there is no blame to place, there is simply what is. It unfolded and revealed itself: The human body is designed to heal itself. I was not sick because a bacteria-infected tick had bitten me, I was sick because my immune system...