Lyme Disease. I feel your pain. Really.

I kept all the information written down to explain what it was like when I had Lyme. This is an excerpt. My energy was so bad, for so long, that I had to think about every tiny step I needed to basically just get ready for the day. There was such intense pain to move, plus the normal crack and crunch of my jaw because I grind my teeth. I grind them so much I would dream that my teeth were falling out, and wake up to make sure they were still there. I could not stand too long to dry my hair, but the dryer didn’t reach the bed and I was forced to stand up. All I can think about when drying my hair, was when do I get to sit again. When I can’t stand any longer, my hair looks good enough and decide to let it stay damp. I need enough energy to get down the stairs and get breakfast. I make it down the stairs to sit down at the table by using the handrail to drag myself down. There is no food waiting for me so I have to get up again to eat because if I don’t the queasy feeling won’t go away. I heat up my food and sit down to eat it. My legs feel like they are going to fall off but I feel some relief when I sit…. If you’re looking for someone who relates to what it’s like to have Lyme, be under that much pain and have intense fatigue, you found me. Imagine this much much...

Start healing yourself now! 

I removed my mercury fillings when I was in my forties. I didn’t know I had Lyme or hypothyroidism until then either. Today I exercise every day whether my body cooperates or not. As a lifelong couch potato, I didn’t know how many things limited my energy because low energy was my normal. Can I do ten push-ups or run a marathon?  I can hold a plank, the top of a push-up, for about two seconds. My goal is one lousy push-up. I can comfortably do a workout with four pound weights, which is good since I started without weights at all. Start with small goals to make yourself feel good, not to please anyone else . My goal is to be pain free. People think there is an age  limit to when you can start your healing. It’s not true. If I can get off the couch, so can you! Share...

Autism 101 The Big Picture. The Gut, Toxicity, Lyme and Vaccines

  When:       August 25, 2016 Time         4-8 pm Where:    National Integrative Health Associates. Address: 5225 NW Wisconsin Ave, Washington DC 20015 Phone      202-237-7000 Title: Breaking The Autism Code I’m so honored. Local peeps in Maryland, Virginia and DC mark your calendars.   Title: Breaking the Autism Code, A Guide for New Parents The Gut, Toxicity, Lyme and Vaccines August 25 from 4-8pm at National Integrative Health Associates. Special Guests: Barbara Loe Fisher and Suzanne Humphries. Share...

Exhausted with Autism

Dear Doctors and Teachers. Please don’t ignore children with autism who also have Lyme. You may see his fatigue or hypotonia as signs of autism, even his depression and anger as also part of autism. You may force him to exercise when he can’t stand up much less move around. Take it from me, it is physical and emotional torture to make a child endure exercise or run around a gym when his legs feel like there are weights on his legs. Autism and Lyme go together and deserve to be treated. Once you treat the Lyme, that child will have that energy again, but you have to go in there and search for all the things ticks carry. Please don’t let our kids suffer, but give them customized excercise at whatever pace they can do. Children with Lyme and autism need a adapted PE where can work at their own pace. I know what it’s like because I have it and this is what happened to me by teachers and doctors who said I was making up the fatigue or not really that tired. I really was. I was exhausted from head to toe. Please give our kids and their parents a break. Thanks.   Share...

Introductions

Breaking the Autism Code will give you the keys to figure out what behaviors are clues to your child’s pain and that is the first step to wellness. These insights grow out Cindy’s experiences partly recovering her twins, and learning about her own biology and sensitivities.  Although she does not have autism, the same underlying medical conditions and immune challenges affected her and her children. When you cannot speak you cannot tell the world how you feel but you still do your best to express your feelings and frustrations. Cindy could explain this in great detail because she lived it. Children on the spectrum will act it out in what experts describe as typical autism behaviors.  She wrote this book to explain this to parents so that they know and understand how their children became the way they are and why they are reacting the way they do. Cindy has worked in a variety of settings, including IT, and as an editor and writer at Astra Merck, where she learned the inside process of drug approval submission. She was also a liason for the Freedom of Information Act at the Defense Energy Support Center, retrieving and redacting documents to be released to the public.  These experiences supported her ability to research and retrieve information that might be considered controversial. When she had her identical twins, she began to study autism and found help for her own medical problems too. These twins slipped slowly away with each vaccine but noticeably so after the MMR vaccine. They may both have had autism but their symptoms were vastly different because sometimes things...