Lyme Disease- A Silent Epidemic
Since first being reportable in California in 1989, ticks carrying the Lyme Disease bacteria have been identified in almost every county of California and in fact Lyme Disease is now the Number One “Vector-Borne” (insect caused) illness in the U.S. with almost 25,000 cases reported each year.
Lyme disease can affect many body systems. It can start as a mild flu-like illness and, over time, develop into severe chronic health problems. The early stages of the disease can include a red, expanding skin rash (called erythema migrans or EM), chills and fever, headache, swollen lymph nodes, muscle and joint pain, weakness of some muscles in the face, and heart irregularities. The EM rash appears up to 30 days after the bite of an infected tick. One or more EM rashes can occur, not necessarily at the tick bite. The rash can precede, accompany, or follow flu-like symptoms. The rash may not be noticed in some instances due to skin tone or occurrence on the body in locations difficult to see. Occasionally, an allergic reaction to the tick bite can occur on the skin and may be mistaken for an EM. The allergic reaction is different from an EM rash because it happens within minutes to hours after the tick bite and does not spread.
If left untreated, arthritis or nervous system signs can develop in some Lyme disease patients. Arthritis is most likely to appear as bouts of pain and swelling, usually in one or more large joints, especially the knees. Nervous system abnormalities can include numbness, tingling, or pain in the arms and legs, or difficulties in memory and the ability to concentrate.
Lyme disease can be successfully treated with antibiotics, especially in the early stages. The potential for long-term complications increases if the disease progresses untreated.
My son lives in Connecticut near Old Lyme for which the disease was named and is quite common there, in fact he got it while working as a landscaper. But in California, it is still quite misunderstood, and misdiagnosed.
C-8 MCT as therapy for loss of energy and cognitive function from Lyme Disease – A Case Study
Clearly I believe in the power of C-8 MCT to improve cognitive function and provide a healthy sustained energy source, so when my neighbor told me his wife had been diagnosed with Lyme Disease and was having a hard time with energy and short term memory loss it seemed like MCT was the perfect therapy. We had not been approved to bottle yet so I told her to get some online. She chose a 60-40 blend of C-8 and C-10 and did not notice a big difference. But because our product was pure C-8 and much more ketogenic she wanted to give it a try. So as it turned out, she got the very first bottle we made.
About 2 weeks later I received an email that she had posted on this website:
“Lyme Disease has seriously affected my short term memory among other things. I have taken a whole bottle of NOW MCT oil with little change. After two weeks of taking MiCkey T oil my energy levels are up and my brain is functioning much better! So thankful!!! I take two tablespoons every morning. I do recommend starting with a half teaspoon and working up to no more than three tablespoons per day. This oil can also be used in making your own salad dressing. I expect to feel much better as time goes on while taking Eight.”
WOW! But it makes sense.. MiCkey T™ Eight™ metabolizes into ketone bodies which mimic glucose and feed AND heal the brain .. She is now on her third bottle .. Lyme Disease is caused by a bacteria and usually requires a substantial course of antibiotics, so I am certainly NOT claiming our product as a cure, but the symptoms are devastating and in terms of energy and cognitive function, the Caprylic Acid MCT in MiCkey T™ Eight™seems to be a viable therapy.
I discussed this with my good friend who is a Neurologist and he has a patient who also was devastated by Lyme Disease. It made sense to him too and he is putting her on MiCkey T starting today and I will report the results. This is very exciting stuff.