Lyme disease, which we call Tick Borne Disease, is complicated and there are many things about it that we don’t fully understand, but our approach is reflected in the answers to these common questions:
Fungal organisms such as candida are normally present in the body in limited numbers and are considered commensal (i.e., they are neither beneficial nor harmful). However, they always hold the potential for overgrowth (a condition called candidiasis or yeast infection). Candida is one of the oldest surviving life-forms and it has had eons to perfect its adaptability.
In the case of autoimmune disease there are many studies showing that intestinal bacteria are related to inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis. Probiotics can be as effective as medication for treatment of IBD, but the microbiome’s effect on the immune system goes far beyond the intestines.
I have termed the new childhood epidemics “The 4-A Disorders”, and they include autism, ADHD, asthma and allergies. Over the past quarter of a century, autism has increased a staggering 1500%, while ADHD, asthma and allergies have also skyrocketed. I find these meteoric increases staggering, and they beg the question: Why?