Not Another Lyme Post! well, yes. Because many of us still are sick and need answers!

Lyme disease is a serious and often misunderstood illness caused by Borrelia bacteria, which are transmitted through the bite of infected ticks. While most people are aware of the telltale bull’s-eye rash sometimes occurs with a Lyme infection, many are not aware that this disease can have a wide range of symptoms, including fever, fatigue, joint pain, and neurological problems.

For years, the standard treatment for Lyme disease has been a course of antibiotics, typically doxycycline or amoxicillin. However, research has shown that these drugs may not be effective at eliminating all Borrelia bacteria, particularly in cases of chronic or persistent infection. Borrelia have been shown to be able to form resistant forms like cysts and biofilms. In this form, Borrelia may be resistant to multiple types of antibiotics.

One of the main challenges with diagnosing and treating Lyme disease is the fact that most conventional testing methods only look for the presence of C6 antibodies, which are produced by the body in response to a Borrelia infection. If the C6 test is positive, a Western Blot test may be performed to confirm the diagnosis. However, these tests have been shown to have relatively low sensitivity and specificity, and they do not test for other species of Borrelia.

The test that I use, linked below, tests for 17 different species of Borrelia.

The mainstream two-tier test also does not look for coinfections such as Babesia or Bartonella, which can also cause persistent symptoms. The test below includes 8 different coinfections.

More advanced testing methods, such as chemoluminescence, have been developed in recent years and have shown improved sensitivity and specificity in detecting Borrelia infections. Vibrant Wellness offers the most comprehensive testing that goes beyond the conventional two-tier approach and looks for a wide range of Borrelia species as well as other infections that may be present.

If you suspect that you may have Lyme disease or have been experiencing persistent symptoms despite treatment, it is important to not let the limitations of conventional testing hold you back from getting the help you need. Visit my website at to learn more about this testing option and to get started on the path to recovery.

You can’t kill what you can’t see! Knowing what infection you have is half the battle to getting well.


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