Positive Proactive Steps for Preventing Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is spreading. It is a big problem in Wisconsin where I live. I have had lyme disease. I remember the day I saw the deer tick on my left bicep while I was showering. I had my arm raised so I could wash my underarm, and staring me in the eye was the tiny monster. I thought “This is not good”. I preserved the tick and waited.
In about three weeks, while on a trip to Chicago, I got hit with fever and chills. I went right to the doctor and had the blood test. The doctor stated that the test is only 80% accurate, so we will treat this as lyme. This meant 21 days on antibiotics. I had learned from the experience from others that you cannot ignore lyme. So the antibiotic treatment was effective for me. I have had no consequences of the episode. I am one of the lucky ones. I believe this is an important case where early intervention with antibiotics may stop this and should be a first line treatment. I am all in favor of the natural prevention and treatment for any infectious condition, but I also believe that there is a proper time for medical treatment. This is one of those situations. Just don’t forget your probiotics whenever you take antibiotics.
In this interview with Dr. Ingram, we will discuss how one can reduce your risk of infection. I admit I did none of these preventive measures. This was many years ago before we knew that lyme was such a risk. Now we know. Dr. Ingram admits he contracted lyme during a trip in the woods and did not take precautions. Dr. Ingram has dealt with a serious lyme disease infection as a result. It is impressive when you hear how serious his condition was. You can hear that part of the story in my previous interview with Dr. Ingram.
How does one prevent lyme? Dr. Ingram discusses the steps you can take to prevent lyme disease. It involves being proactive whenever you risk exposure. It requires that you take steps to prevent ticks from finding you by dressing preventively. It requires checking yourself and others after being in the woods and looking for ticks. Dr. Ingram also discusses natural tick repellents which you can apply and which are also safe for children. Prevention is all about diligence. It may seem like a lot to do. But what are your options? Do nothing, and take your chances? It’s not like you can get a vaccine. You have to prevent the ticks from getting to you. And if you go into the woods you should presume you are exposed until you can confirm no ticks.
Dr. Ingram is a tireless champion for the benefits of true spice oils such as oregano, clove, rosemary, sage and others. These are plant medicine that have been used throughout the ages. Modern science has confirm the antioxidant and anti microbial benefits of these powerful spice oils. As always you should consider the source of your oils. For the best oils choose products from companies that produce the highest quality food grade oils from the correct plants types. Not all oils are created equal. For these types of oil our recommendation is North American Herb & Spice. This is the company that created the original spice oils that have been used by myself and Dr. Ingram. We cannot speak to other brands.
About Dr. Cass Ingram
Dr. Cass Ingram is a nutritional physician who received a B.S. in biology and chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa (1979) and a D.O. from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (1984). Dr. Ingram has since written 24 books on natural healing. His research and writing have led to countless nutritional discoveries. Dr. Cass Ingram presents 100’s of health tips and insights in his many books on health, nutrition, and disease prevention. Dr. Ingram is one of North America’s leading experts on the health benefits and disease fighting properties of wild medicinal spice extracts. such as oregano oil. He now travels the world promoting health – the natural way.