Putting Everything on Pause & Putting Myself First: How I Finally Turned a Corner with Chronic Lyme

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It’s been several months since I last posted here, and I want to apologize for dropping off the radar without so much as a “hey, I’m taking a break.” If you’ve been following me on Instagram or FaceBook then you probably know what’s been up, but basically I crashed.

Last year I went from being at a “healing plateau,” to experiencing a number of health setbacks. By the end of the year, I found myself in yet another flare up, feeling chronically overwhelmed despite my dedication to daily stress-management & self care practices. Something had to come off my plate. It couldn’t be my Chronic Lyme treatments or self care. That left all things Hope Heal Cook.  Continue reading “Putting Everything on Pause & Putting Myself First: How I Finally Turned a Corner with Chronic Lyme”

Health First: Taking a Blog Break + Addressing EMF Sensitivity

framecomic65Hey folks, it’s certainly been a while hasn’t it? 

A few months ago I began to notice symptoms of agitation, brain fog, and fatigue after working on the laptop or using my smart phone. So I started cutting back on my screen time, staying mindful of how long I was using my devices and how I was feeling as I used them. When I felt those symptoms arise, I knew it was time to put down my iphone, or walk away from my work desk.

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My Lyme Protocols: Summer ’15

This post is part of an on-going series detailing my holistic treatment plan for healing Autoimmune Lyme Disease, it’s co-infections, and co-factors. (Which I’m sharing for purely informational purposes of course.) My healing protocols are based on  Dr. Klinghardt’s Biological treatment for Lyme. For more info on that + the full run down on my current naturopathic protocols check out my previous post here.

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Every day in every way I am being healed. Because I believe it, I know it’s true.

This month’s meeting with my naturopathic Lyme doctor went really well. We went over my recent lab results and talked more about my upcoming dental surgeries. Keep Reading…

My Lyme Protocols: Spring ’15

D I S C L A I M E R:  Anything I post regarding my treatments is meant for informational purposes only. I’m merely seeking to share what my experience of treating Chronic Lyme Disease looks like in order to spread awareness about this complex and misunderstood condition. I am not a Dr and you should consult yours before trying anything new.

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Yes, healing from Lyme is work, and treatments can be intense. Even more reason to keep laughing and loving!

The focus of this post is on what I’m currently doing to heal my Mind Body & Spirit from Chronic Lyme Dis-ease. But I’ll start by giving you a brief synopsis of my previous healing to get you up to date. I’m not sure when I first contracted Lyme, but I’ve been sick most of my life. Although I’ve been challenged by the disabling effects of end stage Lyme for almost a decade, it wasn’t until last year that I was properly diagnosed.

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