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Nymph and adult ticks can transfer the B. Burgdorferi bacteria that cause this disease to humans. The illness is named after the city of Lyme, Connecticut because there were a lot of cases there in 1975. It is the most common tick-borne illness in North America and can affect adults, children, and even pets. Allen Steere discovered that it came from tick bites, and Willy Burgdorfer isolated the bacteria (B. Burgdorferi) that causes the illness. The deer tick, black-legged tick, and Pacific tick are the most likely culprits for transmitting this terrible sickness. The disease progresses in three general stages: exposure/early, intermediate, and advanced.

Exposure: The easiest way to diagnose it is seeing a bulls-eye circle rash at the tick bite site. Accompanying this rash are usually fever, fatigue, headache, and depression. If treated early with a course of antibiotics, these symptoms are fairly minor and go away. However, the symptoms become much more severe if Lyme is left untreated. The infection begins to spread into the bloodstream within a couple weeks, sometimes days. The Intermediate Stage of the illness can be characterized by dizziness, heart palpitations, and pain in muscles, joints, and tendons. If patients are left untreated, neurological disorders, like facial palsy, meningitis, encephalitis, and radiculoneuritis, can develop.

In the Advanced Stage of the disease, the infection attacks the brain, eyes, joints, nerves, and heart, sometimes resulting in paraplegia and severe neurological disorders, such as schizophrenia, fibromyalgia, bipolar disorder, depersonalization, vertigo, and even frank psychosis. Crippling Lyme arthritis commonly affects the knees, but can move to other joints as well. Other symptoms include memory loss, debilitating fatigue, and delusions. Patients suffering in the advanced stage experience chronic and nearly constant pain, and are often disabled by the effects of the illness.

The disease affects pets differently as well. It takes longer for animals to feel the effects of contracting the illness, lying dormant for two to five months. Dogs typically run a fever (103-105 degrees) and can experience swollen lymph nodes, lameness, lethargy, swelling in the joints, and loss of appetite. Though Lyme has occurred in horses and cats, these are very rare even when the disease is rampant in the human population around them. Whether in human or canine members of the family, treating this sickness early is the best way to prevent irreversible damage to the organs and systems of the body. Diagnosis is reliant upon likelihood of exposure, symptoms, and visual inspection for a bulls-eye rash.

Sufferers with this illness have been helped with a new colloidal silver breakthrough. In the manufacturing process nano-sized silver particles are suspended in clustered double distilled water at high concentration levels that are very successful at killing pathogens in the body, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. These silver particles switch off the infection’s ability to use oxygen, so they suffocate and die in a few minutes while having no side effects to the person.

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The Johns Hopkins University Textbook of Dyslipidemia

The first comprehensive text on dyslipidemia from a major academic institution, this book covers all aspects of dyslipidemia as it relates to human disease, including coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, and pancreatitis. The material is presented in a clinician-friendly format and includes references for additional reading. Reflecting current guidelines from the National Cholesterol Education Program, the book explains why, when, and how to treat dyslipidemia. Coverage includes dietary treatment, drug treatment, and recommendations for special populations such as patients with coronary heart disease, patients at high risk for coronary heart disease, patients with diabetes, women, older adults, young adults, and racial and ethnic groups.

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S. If you or someone you know has CVD, or has high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, or any of the other factors that could lead to CVD, you have probably been told to exercise, reduce stress levels and avoid certain foods like sugar, white flours and junk food. Or you may have been prescribed drugs like statins. However, there are certain foods – known as ‘functional foods’ – that, in addition to the nutrients they supply, also specifically promote health or prevent disease in a certain part of the body. In the case of CVD, you still want to exercise and eat well, but there are also functional foods that may help prevent it, and may even help you avoid drugs.

Let’s just take one of the CVD risk factors: hypertension, high blood pressure.
Normal blood pressure is considered 120/80 or below. High blood pressure starts at 140/90. Between those you have a rating called prehypertension, which basically means that if you don’t do something to lower your blood pressure you could end up with full-blown hypertension – something you really want to avoid.
The risk level is much higher with hypertension than prehypertension, so getting your blood pressure under control now is a smart health move.

What functional foods help prehypertension? According to a recent study conducted at Florida State University, watermelon might be just what you need.
The study, though small, is very promising and is the first on human subjects. While the participants didn’t actually eat watermelon, they were given six grams daily of the amino acid L-citrulline/L-arginine from watermelon extract for six weeks. There were four men and five women, ages 51 to 57, and each were prehypertensive. All participants had positive results: improved arterial function and lowered blood pressure.

The real ‘active” ingredient, the one that’s making the difference, is the amino acid L-arginine. However, L-arginine taken on its own can be hard on the gastrointestinal system. The better option is another amino acid, L-citrulline, which converts to L-arginine once in the body.
Watermelon is loaded with L-citrulline, is well tolerated, has no side effects, and provides the added benefits of Vitamins A, B6 and C along with fiber, potassium and lycopene, a powerful antioxidant.
If you’re looking for natural solutions to protect your heart, give watermelon extract a try. It is available at local health food stores and online!
Dr. Vanderloop
Houston Chiropractor

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