By implementing multiple treatment modalities, therapies, and standards of care with an integrative Mind-Body approach, Lifestyle Healing’s innovative therapies target the root cause(s) of your Lyme with the most scientifically based treatment protocols available.
THE LHI DIFFERENCE
Lifestyle Healing Institute® has spent years utilizing the latest science and clinical data to establish the most scientifically based treatment protocols available that heal your Mind-Body at the cellular level, the system level, and the whole person level. Our treatment program reveals the underlying cause(s) behind your Lyme symptoms; each program is designed to just get you better.
• Lyme Disease and 80% of Infectious Disease build biofilms. Biofilms are ubiquitous; it’s more about measuring the chronic infectious tipping point.
• Biofilm species have been found in fossils dating back 4.25 billion years –we have grown alongside these species and we won’t outsmart them.
• Biofilm species have intricate and highly sophisticated communication systems.
• Biofilm species have their own metabolic systems.
• 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.
• Killing Lyme causes Die-off which worsens symptoms and even cause new symptoms to develop.
• A compromised immune system allows initial entry of Lyme Disease and other co-infections.
• Lyme appears to resemble numerous other conditions and is most often NOT the underlying cause of your illness. Lyme and other chronic infections should be treated as additional symptoms
• All chronic illness, especially Chronic Lyme, have a bevy of mental-emotional issues due to the debilitating nature of the disease. These issues needs to be addressed also as they play major role in the manifestations of symptoms, especially the “relapse” of those symptoms.
LYME IS ACCOMPANIED BY:
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.
After pathogens begin to build a home and invade surrounding tissues, multiple bodily systems become affected as pathogens like Lyme can make their way to the brain in as little as 12 hours. This causes the brain’s excitatory chemicals to increase in response. The neurological system is the beginning of total body imbalance, thus causing a cascade of other systems that become affected. Lyme and its biofilms can invade the joints, the gut, the brain and spinal tissue, and more. This is the reason many individuals suffering from Chronic Lyme Disease feel as though their entire body is in a state of multi-system shutdown.
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.
Attacking the biofilm to treat Lyme 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.
We can fall into a trap by thinking that creating more neutralizing capabilities will clear the Chronic Lyme infection and heal our symptoms. 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.
Antibiotics can successfully eradicate Lyme within the first two weeks of infection and are widely effective in acute, short-term infections such as Strep. However, only 10% of individuals receive the infamous “bulls eye” when it comes to Lyme, making them aware of the infection. For the other 90% of individuals, the awareness of infection occurs far beyond the two- week mark, making antibiotics not only ineffective, but dangerous.
Antibiotics need to bind directly to the subunits of these organisms, and if they can’t do so, they’re ineffective. With a biofilm producing organism like Lyme, this makes direct binding impossible – not nearly impossible – impossible! Not only that, but they can’t penetrate the layers of the biofilm, thus causing further mutations. Therefore, you’re left with a more resistant infection, as well as all the negative side effects of excessive antibiotics.
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.
“Speaking of adaptations, did you know these organisms can 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.