Newbies might be a little overwhelmed to see this as you might still be freaked out in calming your infection, but you might find this interesting when you are feeling better. Some people would rather not get into this, just more on their plate, its complicated, and might be fearful in some cases. That said, 23andme is a great tool for self de-coding your genes. No this in not an add for them LOL.
The Drs of the future who get to root cause will be geneticists. Some LLMDs , NP's, ect try this, but only on the surface level, as the big picture is pretty difficult to mentally flow chart out. Used to be a lot more gene talk here, seems to come and go. MTHFR gets all the attention. There are plenty of others which deserve attention. They are finding new gene "traits" everyday from human surveys.
Our specific genes have everything to do with chronic illness, and why some are more healthy (or seem to be as genes are also stealthy- the marathoner who falls over dead brushing his teeth).
**Why am I mentioning this? Because your infection alone is not the root cause, but its a good start and should have positive health effects when controled. If it were the only cause, everyone bite by a tick would be sick. There are even people who continuously test positive for tick infections in the logging industry but dont have symptoms - their genes and chemistry dont allow it to happen. Body chemistry can change though as its also a product of food, hormones, stress, and environment.**
Chronic illness is made possible from: Ospa , B marker cells, T-cells, natural killer cells, inflammation,autoimmune and pathogen response, gut health, food, psychological and physical environment, hormone response (stress) and bio-chemistry. These are all effected by your specific gene code and vice versa. The bad ones are a switch sometimes waiting to get flipped "on" - thats what cancer clearly is. Genes are why some smokers live, some die, some alcoholics kill their liver, yet some live a long time. Chronic Lyme vs acute lyme is no different.
There are recognized genes for sleep, memory, different versions of hyper tension, BP, anxiety, candida infection, depression, sugar carb and fat metabolism, autoimmune, immune T cell control, liver and brain methelation cycles (personality)- everything inside of us. That's why the short term aid/supplements for sleep or brain fog is not the same for all people here.
I always find it funny how the phyc Drs Rx chemical meds by guessing for mental issues, but thats the fastest way for now, bypassing root cause. "Mental issues" are an end product of everything mentioned in this post but sometimes combined with past memories which make more of an influence on some people vs others (genes for that too).
Anyway, Ive been goggling many genes lately. The good ones too(double copies shown in green by many decoding sites), for some positivity. As far as the bad ones in my case, I have found many that partially explain part of what has happened to my body. If the defective gene switches were not there, I believe this would not have happened.
The more negative switches you have, the greater the possibility of chronic illness and is why some of you have been here a long time. This is why the risk of re-infection exists in the first place, controlling the infection does not fix your genes, but changing your diet and environment can help and put less pressure on the "bad gene switches". Some bad switched genes may be possible to "change direction" with supplements - not to promising yet. If I were 20, the time invested would be well worth it with more pay-off.
I have yet to find one great web site where all the gene info is located, hopefully this will happen in the future. I've seen a lot of flow charts in the past, these methalation and cycle flow charts could improve in many ways too.
I bring all this up because we now are developing the tools to get better (gene decoding), but have few good mechanics (Drs) to apply them.
The famous lyme Drs are behind the times. Yes they can control the illness but not stop it from returning, so at best they offer the best "band-aid".
The the Naturalpath and Functional Drs claiming to "cure" autoimmune issues with diet as root cause, they are helping to positivity influence your health by accommodating the gene "switch" stuck in the bad position. Yes it helps, but its not always root cause when we have issues with even natural foods, chemicals as food are not natural though.
A few of the best cancer Drs do use special Rx chemicals to persuade cancer immune genes. I personally know someone who is still living because of this non-conventional treatment - they persuaded his genes to cure his cancer 20 years ago, this cost a lot and was not an insurance covered option, its not entirely new in some cancer treatment for those with money to pay for it.
Had initial lyme symptoms late 80's, then again and with bullseye early 90's. Ended ABX for Lyme in 2015. Rebuilding / fine tuning / fixing muscles since then; member "10 Percenters Lyme Club". What an adventure this has been. Hashimotos adds to the enjoyment.
Post Edited (astroman) : 2/18/2018 4:06:54 PM (GMT-7)