“Recovering from Lyme’s Disease”
Infection & Blood Conditions
We hear about “miracles” every day, it seems, until we begin to doubt all the promises and cures that the doctors and specialist offer us. This is my story, of how I found my miracle at Hippocrates Health Institute and how it has brought me back to life.
For the past seven years, I struggled with Lyme disease. For five of them, I wasn’t able to work at all. Most of the time I was on the couch or in bed, in tremendous pain, utterly exhausted, anxious, and so mentally confused I couldn’t even balance my checkbook.
Prior to this, I led a very active life. I worked as a Business Development Executive in New York City, traveling extensively, skiing, windsurfing, hiking, biking, and kayaking. My life was full of time spent with family and friends and pursing my spiritual path. I was at the top of my field.Suddenly in the fall of 2000, I developed incredible muscle pains, fevers and insomnia. My primary care physician said it was stress. Six months and several doctors later, I found a great Lyme disease specialist who properly diagnosed my condition and treated me with a lot of oral antibiotics. Unfortunately, the antibiotics only helped to a point and my search for a cure continued.I found another wonderful specialist who gave me antibiotics intravenously. I spent nine months with a PIC line in my arm dosing twice a day. I also did intravenous vitamins once a week. This, along with more oral antibiotics, lasted for another 2 years. During this time, I also worked with wonderful energy healers who gave their all to keep me going. Several of my friends were extraordinary in supporting me. I was so grateful for all the help and love I received, but I was still barely surviving.Finally, I had enough stamina to be up and around but financially, I needed to go back to work. I was lucky to get a job three days a week from one of my previous clients in New York. I was so weak and the building was so large I couldn’t walk to the bathroom in one stretch. I was living in Connecticut and had to take a car service to work and stay in a hotel one block away for these three nights just to be able to do the job.This lasted for one year until I realized I just didn’t have the strength to work full time in the city. I had to take a local job in Stamford, Connecticut. I was still very weak and had an ongoing lung problem that couldn’t be diagnosed. Each day was a struggle to get out of bed and go to work.Six months later, a second Deer Tick bite gave me a second dose of Lyme disease and I was out of work, back in bed, and back on the antibiotics. With all the Candida that had developed from the antibiotics, my digestive system was all out of sorts. I ended up in the hospital having my appendix taken out. I was so sick of needles and hospital tests, that I started taking anti-anxiety drugs just to get through the treatments. Unfortunately, the drugs made me more anxious and my body couldn’t stop shaking. At this point, my spirit and life totally fell apart.I ended up moving back home with my parents to the house I grew up in. Quite an adjustment when you’re 53 years old! I stopped taking some of the drugs the doctors had given me. I walked the beach everyday, prayed a lot, and practiced yoga. My mom and dad were great. In the spring, I went to a wonderful four-day course and became a raw food chef. I believed in the concept, but found that after three months, I couldn’t stay on that version of a raw diet.Shortly thereafter, I heard Brian speak and thought the Hippocrates Health Institute and the lifestyle made great sense. For years I had wanted to go to Hippocrates Health Institute, but many of the healers I had worked with told me a raw diet would be too much for my sensitive system. A few months later, I had a phone consult with Brian and it was one of the best consults I had ever had (and I have had many). Brian approached my challenge from all aspects: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. He gave me a list of things to do including eating raw with no fruit, continuing to get off the medication, and living life with more love and passion. It seemed impossible to do what he asked of me, but somehow I did it.Seven months later, I decided to go to Hippocrates Health Institute and stayed for a month. Within a few days, I knew I had found my answer. I loved the food and could stay on the diet. The oxygen treatments made a huge difference, I got off more medication (yes, I was on a lot!), and over the month I changed many of my perspectives and attitudes about life. I went through a tremendous detox and within two weeks my blood work had changed dramatically. The people I met were so heartfelt; I knew several of them would become lifelong friends.I left Hippocrates Health Institute HEALTHY! I came home and started traveling and doing activities I hadn’t been able to do in seven years! I am getting my life back. It’s been several months and I’m now finding the diet is EASY. My body seems to crave this kind of food and when I eat something else, I notice a huge difference and go back immediately to what I know is best for me.For the first time in my life, I have the faith and courage to live my dreams. I’m much more comfortable with stepping boldly into the unknown, letting the mystery of life unfold and handling whatever comes up along the way. This is a MIRACLE and I am ever so grateful to Brian, Anna Maria, and all the staff and friends I made while I was there (as well as all my other friends I so dearly cherish). I highly recommend it to anyone and urge people with Lyme disease or any immune deficiency to come! There are no limits to what’s possible for your life, especially once you’ve been to Hippocrates Health Institute.