A healthy wellbeing is blissfully taken for granted, until it’s taken away. One day you have been living life to the fullest and then boom, energy plummets, and health issues soar. A Clear mind becomes foggy, healthy muscles suddenly become weak, and you wonder what has happened.

Often a straight diagnosis is elusive leaving one grasping for answers as to why the abrupt 180 in our health.


Each year the CDC estimate that 300,000 NEW cases of Lyme are contracted. Some data suggests that a more likely number is 1,000,000 cases per year. That being said, it is rarely properly diagnosed. I was a vibrant single mom, working 2 jobs, 50 hours a week and living life to the fullest until 2016, when my health deteriorated quickly.

After seeing 5 specialists, 1 MD, 10 trips to the ER, a breast explant surgery, 2 functional medicine practitioners, I found that Lyme disease. Of course, a lot of unnecessary money was spent too. I want my journey to be your inspiration.

Lyme Disease Stat


Lyme disease mimics many disorders. This leaves both doctors and patients without a clear cut answer as to what Lyme looks and feels like. Initial symptoms can look and feel like the flu. Headaches, fever, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, and achiness wouldn’t immediately send you to the doctor. Lyme is usually not even on the list of diseases to check for. Chronic Lyme disease doesn’t “run its course” in a week or two like the flu. As it spreads in the body, more debilitating problems can arise.

Lyme disease symptoms are broad and not specific to Lyme alone. Symptoms can manifest as other chronic disorders like:

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and other joint pain
  • Inflammation
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Food allergies
  • Neurological disorders like ALS, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Cognitive issues like brain fog and memory loss
  • Headaches


With Lyme resembling these other diseases, the true cause behind them may remain unidentified.

There are huge misconceptions around the traditional tick bite “bullseye” rash. Doctors and patients think that if you don’t get the rash, you cannot have Lyme disease. Not every case of Lyme starts with erythema migrans (bullseye rash). Around half of people diagnosed with Lyme don’t remember getting the rash. As a matter of fact, it can be contracted without even being bit by a tick. Not too mention, most testing is so inaccurate

Lyme Disease


Can be contacted by all ticks, mosquitoes, gnats, mites, flies, ants, other biting insects, spiders, bees, wasps, hornets, lice, bed bugs, sex, animals, blood transfusions, biological fluids, urine, tears, saliva, gestation, lactation, birds, rodents, wild and domestic animals, raw milk, and some chemtrail exposure are all means of transmission which have been proven with medical research.


Lyme Disease: The Underrated Pandemic


  • Abnormal sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Allergies (nasal, other; new, increased or worsening)
  • Canker sores (frequent)
  • Chills and/or shakes when hungry (may occur instead of feeling hungry)
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Extreme fatigue after minimal exertion
  • Feeling hot or cold often
  • Flu-like symptoms, on-going or recurrent after initial gradual or acute onset; includes mild fever (99.5-101.5 F / 37.5-38.6 C), chills
  • Hair loss (alopecia)
  • Herpes simplex or shingles rash
  • Increased susceptibility to infections
  • Low-grade fevers
  • Low blood pressure (below 110/70)
  • Low body temperature (below 97.5)
  • Lymph nodes painful, swollen (in neck; under arms)
  • Night sweats (not related to menopause or fever)
  • Orthostatic Intolerance (neurally mediated hypotension)
  • Reactive hypoglycemia and insulin resistance
  • Thirst, increased
  • Temperature irregularities; often feeling hot or cold irrespective of actual ambient temperature and body temperature; low body temperature (below 97.6 F / 36.4 C)
  • Thyroid inflammation (acute thyroiditis; hypothyroidism; Hashimoto’s thyroiditis)



Most testing is so skewed and you will see so many false negatives. I personally chose DNA Connexions and found it to be pretty accurate after I encountered two negative western blot test.

This is an amazing video from Dr Klinghardt explaining the testing and why he too chooses DNA connexions..

Lyme Disease: DNA Connexions


There are so many ways to treat and try to heal your body, but it’s a hard long Journey that no one understands unless they have the illness. It’s a lifelong commitment and it takes so much drive and motivation. Healing is multi faceted.

Some will choose antibiotics, which I personally do not recommend, but opinions vary. I agree with these articles to why antibiotics are not the preferred choice of treatment.




There are honestly so many different treatments that it would take me all day to list them.


  • Treating parasites is #1 (Lyme spirochetes hide in parasites)
  • Cellcore Bioscienes herbs
  • Zuma Nutrition herbs
  • Clearlight Infrared Sauna
  • GB4000 W/MOPA & Plasma tube (rife machine)
  • AMD Ionic foot bath
  • Liver/ gallbladder flushes
  • Exercise, walking & rebounding for lymph system
  • Brain Retraining with DNRS
  • Coffee Enemas
  • A strong will & positive attitude

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Julie Bishop, RDH

Hi, I am Julie Bishop, a mother to an awesome daughter named Mackenzie. I reside in Cincinnati, OH and I help others heal and feel whole again. I have guided many people for healing through an awesome detoxification protocol, infrared therapy, and practicing a holistic lifestyle. I want my journey to be an inspiration for you.

  • Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Senior Skin Consultant – Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic
  • Infrared Specialist – Clearlight Infrared® Sauna
  • Detox Consultant – Microbe Formulas
  • Health & Wellness Blogger