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Living with Lyme for the last 30 years has been challenging, and at times, life threatening for me. By 2009, I was so debilitated from this disease, I could barely walk or talk and definitely not able to take care of myself. And at age 50, that was not acceptable.

Mainstream medicine's answer was heavy doses of antibiotics but my body wouldn't tolerate it for more than a week. It would cause me to have gut wrenching pain and drop my sodium level so fast I came close to going into a coma. If that wasn't enough it caused seizures so severe, I had to be held down so I wouldn't hit my head against objects like the wall or the floor. So, I needed to keep searching for answers. By 2011, I was so week and so thin, I wasn't sure I would last the year. I knew I would have to find something soon or I may never recover or perhaps even die of Lyme.

It was late January when I was exposed to the first step that would help me on the road to recovery. It was the Gerson therapy. The Gerson therapy is basically a nutrition dense plant based diet of fruits and vegetables with an emphasis of raw juices. It also stressed detoxing with coffee enemas and bentonite clay packs. Within a few weeks of the therapy, I noticed my pain level to decrease and I knew, finally, something that would be beneficial in my healing. Although Gerson was helping, it wasn't the complete answer for me to be functional again. I needed something more, something that could halt the bacteria that was destroying my body and would also heal the damage that had already occurred.

Then came the critical second step to speed the healing, Ondamed. Ondamed is a pulse electromagnetic therapy that detects weaknesses in the body and also stimulates a healing response. It helped me immensely. After a few months of weekly treatments along with physical therapy, I starting getting motor function back and I could start to drive a car again which helped me become independent. By the summer of 2011, I could live on my own again. I wasn't totally out of the woods, but I was definitely on my way, to not only survive but to thrive in life. I am very grateful for all the support I have had from friends and family and for the healing modalities that were developed to help me get there.

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Theresa

Theresa Juedes

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