THE LHI DIFFERENCE
Our patented treatment for chronic Lyme begins by calming the cells of our nervous system to establish a Baseline. This calming physiological state pulls the body out of the vicious stress cycle of chronic Lyme while our team of integrative doctors and healthcare practitioners assess biochemical, emotional, psychological, and lifestyle contributions to your illness and design customized treatment plans that support the cellular level, the system level, and the whole person level.
• Biofilms are ubiquitous; it’s more about measuring the chronic infectious tipping point
• Biofilm fossil have dated back 4.25 billion years – humans have grown alongside these species and we don’t have to kill them to feel better
• Biofilm species have intricate and highly sophisticated communication systems with their own thriving ecosystems
• Antibiotics are the most common treatment available
• Antibiotics do not penetrate biofilms and thus are ineffective in Lyme and Chronic Lyme treatment protocols
• Antibiotics make biofilm species more resistant
• Antibiotics cause extensive damage to the brain, the immune system, and the GI system, making them ineffective and damaging
• Similar damage is noted in any treatment trying to kill Lyme including ozone, herbals, hyperbaric, and more
• This causes Die-off which worsens symptoms and even cause new symptoms to develop
• Lyme, other chronic co-infections, and infectious diseases are really symptoms of deeper-rooted causes
• A compromised immune system allows initial entry of Lyme Disease and other co-infections
• As the infection takes hold, Lyme appears to resemble numerous other conditions and begins to further affect other areas of the body and mind
• Treatment for Chronic Lyme disease requires a scientific, holistic, and integrated approach
At LHI, we have specialized in Chronic Lyme disease for nearly a decade. LHI’s patented approach for Chronic Lyme treatment utilizes scientifically validated therapies to support the cellular level, system level, and whole person level. Acting as an outpatient immersive retreat for Lyme, each of your needs are assessed and integrated into your customized Lyme program where indoor clinical treatments are fused with our outdoor real-world Pharm property. With sustainable science and education, individuals can directly apply and experience their healing in both an individual and group setting. The result is a program delivered by a team of experts that is far more safe, effective, while taking far less time than every other Lyme destination center in the country.
Our straight forward treatment for chronic Lyme begins by returning the body and mind to a Baseline by calming the cells of the nervous system towards their natural parasympathetic healing state. After a Baseline is achieved, multiple treatment modalities are layered into each program to support the cellular level, the system level, and the whole person level. Biochemical, emotional, psychological, and lifestyle contributions to your illness are assessed and each multifaceted treatment program is designed, with your participation, to meet your unique needs for healing.
Your program is all inclusive and includes all initial testing and diagnostics as well as the necessary therapies, visits, and doctors/practitioners to best suit your needs for sustainable healing. Sometimes you need more or less of a particular doctor or treatment modality. Sometimes inflammation, brain chemistry, or toxins are a large driving force and sometimes it’s lifestyle and trauma. Sometimes people hate needles. Regardless of what you need to get better, our integrated team of experts will take the time to listen, accurately assess and diagnose root causes, and design the best all inclusive treatment for your chronic Lyme.
We have been able to drive the price down over the years, and offer a sliding scale for first responders, teachers, military, single parents, and Naples locals. With typical destination programs costing tens of thousands of dollars and extending for months on end, our patented treatment for chronic Lyme is the only destination Lyme center that integrates multiple expert doctors, holistic indoor/outdoor care, and a scientifically validated patented approach with nearly a decade of research, development, and clinical results behind it.
Environmental toxins such as mycotoxins, benzene, and toluene as well as industrial toxins such as plastics, pesticides, and other synthetic chemicals -all compromise our immune function. Our white blood cells, cytokines, and other immune system pathways are affected almost immediately when exposed to any of these types of toxins.
Studies show that if our immune system is healthy, we can successfully fight and manage countless different bacteria, viruses, and parasites; this necessitates the need to retrain sympathetic stress and Mind-Body pathways as well as remove any toxins from our Ecosystem. This also means infections, especially chronic infections, are symptoms of underlying causes.
A biofilm attaches, grows, and eventually detaches as part of their typical lifestyle. However, if addressed improperly, you induce detachment prematurely, which leads to further damage. An example of induced detachment is nutrient depravation.
A biofilm provides the platform tfor pathogens and other microorganisms and particles to build their own community. It provides Lyme and other infectious diseases a place to hang out, gather nutrients, and communicate. Biofilms form where there’s a flowing liquid surface next to a solid surface, such as the blood and GI system. Dental plaque is a biofilm, and they are also found naturally in Nature such as those slimy, slippery rocks in a creek or canal.
Furthermore, a biofilm is a place for them to live freely from attack of your own immunity. This means you can’t dissolve and attack infections with your own immune system if they’re hiding within a biofilm. The universal nature of biofilms means that we should be analyzing whether we’ve reached a tipping point in biofilm and infectious disease, not whether we have it or not.
Most are familiar with the Lyme spirochete, but did you know it exists in a cystic form? It even exists in a form without a cell membrane. This shows the vast amounts of inherent adaptation that a single bug possesses.
Under stress, organisms mutate to prolong survival. E. Coli, one of the most studied bacterium of all time, can mutate two separate ways in response to the same stimuli – antibiotics. Antibiotic resistance is becoming more and more prevalent nowadays, because organisms are getting smarter, and as aforementioned, they’re merely trying to survive like everything else.
Studies show the same strand of E. Coli was separated and treated with the same antibiotics; the results were, one survived and became much more resistant to any additional antibiotic therapy. The other actually mutated by stealing a piece of a leftover virus from the host, downloading it to its genetics, and was then able to mutate so it no longer needed a biofilm to survive. These are not your everyday bugs; the sad part is this is largely a product of our own doing.
Biofilm are not a new concept, (dental plaque is a biofilm) however their association with infectious disease is largely unknown and misunderstood. Other common places that biofilms are discussed are water treatment facilities (water – flowing liquid, pipes – solid surface), and in the implantation of medical devices. You may not have heard of the latter two examples for biofilm; however, everyone is aware of dental plaque.
We could go on forever about biofilm, but you may wonder if we test for it. Of course, as with almost everything, you can test for biofilm as well. Lifestyle Healing Institute® would rather over-test than under-test, then risk guessing at what could be happening, rather than what is.
Attacking the biofilm for chronic Lyme treatment and its co-infections is unnecessary, easily avoidable, and outright dangerous. Why would you beat down and damage your best healing tool, your own Body and Cells? Practitioners can convince us that killing Lyme and die-off is a necessary step in healing, but it’s not. You don’t have to feel worse in order to feel better.
Patients are treated with extensive antibiotics as the most common treatment for chronic Lyme. However, with chronic infectious disease that build biofilms – like Lyme, this is not only ineffective, but harmful, where countless scientific studies show excessive use of antibiotics with biofilms directly contributes to increased resistance, increased susceptibility to infection, and GI dysfunction.
We can fall into a trap by thinking that creating more neutralizing capabilities will clear the chronic Lyme, or that more antibiotics should help. Lyme is just another symptom, a symptom of a much deeper underlying causes. This renders these types of approaches not only ineffective, but often dangerous for their propensity to be mismanaged in attempts to kill pathogens like Lyme.