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Here at Longevity, our mission is to love God and serve people, and we love hearing stories from patients who have experienced amazing transformations with their health. Enjoy this interview with our patient, Philip, as he shares his story of improved health and quality of life!

 

Describe your primary health concerns when you first started at Longevity. 

After 12 years of symptoms, I had finally been diagnosed with Lyme and several coinfections by a pioneer in the Lyme field. After a year and half of multiple rounds of highly damaging and ineffective antibiotics, I was told that the Lyme would never be eradicated and I should expect to be on antibiotics for the rest of my life. I had a level 10 headache from the moment I woke till I fell asleep, crippling fatigue, and paralyzing Herxheimer reactions every two weeks. In addition to that, the bacteria had spread to my brain, and begun to cause brain fog. The absolute lack of any hope began stirring up suicidal ideation.

 

What was your first visit to our office like? What was your initial and ongoing response to the treatments?

I was treated very kindly by the founder, Seneca Anderson. He sat across from me, looked me in the eyes, and said “You’re not going to die.” I cried, because it was the first time anyone spoke so confidently towards me and what seemed like an absolutely hopeless situation. I began the treatment plan, and within six months saw significant changes. I continued to return to Longevity for follow up evaluations as my body slowly healed.

 

Describe your overall health picture today. What improvements have you experienced over the years?

I have not tested positive for Lyme for over 3 years. My headaches have disappeared. My fatigue has diminished significantly, and the debilitating Herxheimer reactions are no longer recurring. Most importantly, the hopelessness that engulfed me is now gone. I realized that my condition is not permanent and I am able to live a life that not only has energy, but hope for a vibrant future.

 

What is your overall impression of Longevity Health Center, the practitioners and staff?

From the receptionists to the founders, every person was so incredibly patient, kind, and professional. When first arriving at Longevity, I had many questions, all of which were answered thoroughly, giving me a high level of confidence that my treatments were being carried out by highly competent practitioners.

If you have a testimonial to share, we’d love to hear from you and use your story to encourage others!

 

By Mariela Amiri, Traditional Naturopath & Patient Coordinator

 

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, so I want to shed a little light on this all-too-common illness, as well as some of the misinformation surrounding it. Lyme disease is the fastest growing infectious disease in the world. There are more than 400,000 new recorded cases in the United States every year, and many researchers estimate numbers may be even higher due to the fact that many people are infected and do not know about it or do not report it. 

 

Unfortunately, most doctors are not trained to recognize or treat Lyme disease. Additionally, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), does not acknowledge the fact that this disease can become chronic, despite much evidence.

 

Lyme disease is primarily transmitted by insect bites. However, there is substantial research that it can be spread through other methods. Lyme disease is an inflammatory condition created by spirochete bacterias. These slow growing bacterias infect and wreak havoc on the immune system. The infection can persist in the body for years after transmission, causing systemic inflammation and a host of other problems. 

 

The symptom presentation varies from person to person and can mimic various conditions, including Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Lupus, Alzheimer’s, depression, arthritis and Fibromyalgia. For this reason and others, Lyme disease remains a misdiagnosed and undiagnosed disease. Additionally, conventional diagnostic testing methods are outdated and not successful at diagnosing with accuracy.

 

There are many ways to treat and support a person suffering from Lyme Disease. One-size-fits-all treatments aren’t successful with this complicated infection. Oftentimes, people with Lyme also suffer from other conditions. Their immune systems are so weakened by these spirochetes that other viruses, parasites, fungal infections, histamine issues, and heavy metal toxicities have a chance to thrive in such a poor health environment. Lyme disease patients see improvements in their well being when they take a whole body healing approach, rather than just treating symptoms. Healing takes place when the inner terrain is rebuilt and restored, because Lyme pathogens can’t flourish in a healthy immune system. 

 

Natural antimicrobials, homeopathic remedies, supplements and nutritional support are all extremely effective in bringing the body back to balance without any long-term unwanted side effects. This is the safest way to treat and support those suffering from this spirochetes infection. Additionally, incorporating supporting detox therapies such as far-infrared sauna, ozone treatments, acupuncture, ionic foot baths, massage, lymphatic treatments, RIFE,  epsom salt baths and dry brushing can encourage and speed up the healing process. Sleep, sunshine, exercise and meditation/prayer are also effective. Depending on the individual, it can take a few months to a few years to regain optimal health. 

 

Here at Longevity Health Center, we are trained to holistically support those suffering from Lyme Disease. Our highly skilled Naturopaths and Homeopathic Practitioners will tailor a personalized protocol to help detoxify spirochetes bacteria, support the immune system, and lower inflammation. Additionally, we have in-house detox therapies for faster healing.  Give us a call at 770-642-4646 to learn more.