I have been asked many times how and why Plexus products will help with Lyme & Co. I had done more research when I was first introduced to Plexus. But it had been a while. And now I have a few team members who are fellow lymies and are seeing some amazing results! So we have been chatting, and sharing some info. So while I have it fresh on my mind, I’m gonna share it. Not only for myself to remember it, but in hopes it can give hope to someone else!!
Lyme disease is caused by a spirochete—a corkscrew-shaped bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. Lyme is called “The Great Imitator,” because its symptoms mimic many other diseases. It can affect any/or all organs of the body, including the brain and nervous system, muscles and joints, and the heart. It is an inflammatory disease that rapidly progresses. It causes an auto immune response, and with time destroys the immune system. Here is a post I wrote when I first learned that I had lyme, and give a rundown of what it is. And here is a link to my journey with lyme and all I had done.
Lyme and candida go hand in hand. We all have candida. We need it. But when it begins to grow and spread, getting out of hand, that’s when problems start. Candida and lyme are both issues that cause the body to become inflamed as it tries to deal with it. An inflamed body is in defense mode. Here is a good article on Candida and Inflammation. And as the candida grows, it allows the lyme to spread. They ‘help’ each other weaken the body so they can grow and spread. I know many may have lyme for a long while that seems to just be dormant. Then suddenly their health crashes. When in actuality, the body was fighting it, and was able to hold it off best it could. But was slowly weakening. Then then things change, diet, pregnancy, some illness that really takes down our immune system, and it just opens our bodies up for candida to run wild, further weakening our immune system & allowing the lyme to spread unchecked. (I know I am not doing justice to this subject & process. This is just a drop in the bucket!!)
For me was doing o.k, some symptoms that I had no clue were linked to candida or lyme, until right before I got married. I had went on birth control for 3 mths. By the end of the first month my body was already crashing. Knowing what I know now, I’d never have went on it. I tell others too, stay away from it. Messing with hormones doesn’t help our bodies at all! And then with each baby, I crashed further. Until fall of ’10, I found out I had lyme. Follow link above for more of my story.
So we are dealing with lyme spirochetes, candida/fungus & inflammation, as the root of lyme & co. And each feeds off the other.
So what does Plexus have to do with lyme and what will it do for a person who has it?? We know that Plexus products will not be able to out right kill off the lyme spirochetes. But we have some tools in our belt that will allow our bodies to fight it naturally, on it’s own.
So let’s address inflammation – “What connects most chronic diseases, taking into account cancer as well, is inflammation. Inflammation which is out of control leads to insulin resistance, which is one of the main factors for all these diseases.” -source unknown
“Inflammation is a bonfire produced by the immune system in reaction to allergies, infections, poor diet, chemicals, heavy metals, and intestinal dysbiosis. It is the inflammatory response that produces many of the symptoms of Lyme disease.” “According to Metzger, Lyme disease contributes to inflammation, but is rarely the only source. “Until enough sources of inflammation are controlled,” she says, “the symptoms of ‘Lyme disease’ will persist.” Source
In Dr. Horowitz’s book, “A 1994 study published in the journal ‘Infection and Immunity’, reported that Borrelia are so powerful that they can cause a much stronger inflammatory response than common bacteria that produce cytokines(like E. coli), one that is fifty to five hundred times stronger.”
What will help inflammation from Plexus? – One is Ease. It has been amazing for me. When I first started it, I was having lots of pain in the last trimester of my 4th pregnancy. Within a week I was seeing, er, feeling, a difference. My hip pain that I had had for years was all but gone!!! It’s hard to explain in short just all how and why the Ease is so awesome…
4 of it’s ingredients are –
ETArolTM, which comes from the New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel, is a rich source of glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyalouronic acid, which build cartilage. ETArolTM is a natural source of Omega 3, 6, and 9 which help reduce inflammation. The form of Omega 3 fatty acid in ETArolTM is called ETA (Eicosatetraenoic acid) and is found exclusively in the New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel, and is up to 100 times more powerful as other Omega 3 fatty acids in reducing the swelling associated with inflammation.
Serrapeptase, a proteolytic enzyme. Lee Cowden, MD now uses Nutramedix Serrapeptase in place of Carnivora. The primary purpose of Serrapeptase in the Lyme disease protocol is to dissolve the fibrin layer surrounding harmful microbes associated with Lyme disease such as Borrelia, Babesia, Bartonella and Ehrlichia. Serrapeptase is also used for painful conditions including back pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, carpel tunnel syndrome, migraine headache, and tension headache.
Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme. Bromelain is used for reducing swelling (inflammation), especially of the nose and sinuses, after surgery or injury. It is also used for hay fever, treating a bowel condition that includes swelling and ulcers (ulcerative colitis), removing dead and damaged tissue after a burn (debridement), preventing the collection of water in the lung (pulmonary edema), relaxing muscles, stimulating muscle contractions, slowing clotting, improving the absorption of antibiotics, preventing cancer, shortening labor, and helping the body get rid of fat.
Tumeric, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Check out this link – Green-Lipped Mussels Decrease Arthritis Pain by 89%
Now let’s look at Candida, and what Plexus can do for it….
Candida is a HUGE subject. One that I’m not even gonna start to unpack in a short space.
The Candida Albicans yeast is a part of the gut flora, a group of microorganisms that live in your mouth and intestine. When the Candida Albicans population starts getting out of control it weakens the intestinal wall, penetrating through into the bloodstream and releasing its toxic byproducts throughout the body.
As they spread, these toxic byproducts cause damage to your body tissues and organs, wreaking havoc on your immune system. The major waste product of yeast cell activity is acetaldehyde, a poisonous toxin that promotes free radical activity in the body. Acetaldehyde is usually broken down into acetic acid within the liver. However, if this process is not working efficiently then it can circulate through your body and cause unpleasant symptoms like headaches and nausea. -Source
Here are a couple posts about candida – The Root Cause of Fungus
Candida is a fungus that needs to be kept in balance in our bodies, a balance with good bacteria. Candida is the bad guy. But it is needed, just not to run as wild and rampant as it is known to in so many of our bodies. It can reside not just in your gut, but can escape to live throughout your body, because of antibiotics, birth control, consuming too much sugar and toxins in our foods, intestinal tract too alkaline, and more!
So what can we do to bring the balance of bad versus good back to proper balance? ProBio5! I’ve never seen a probiotic that works as the ProBio5, it not only is repopulating the depleted good guys, it is attacking the bad at the same time!!
And not only that… it has a certain enzyme that is a.m.a.z.i.n.g!!! Chitonsanase…
Did you know that gut yeast is protected by the same kind of shell that a roach has to protect it … called chitin? Grossed out? You should be! That exoskeleton made of chitin is also protecting the overgrowth of yeast that is reeking havoc on your body! And it is protecting lyme. They also have the ‘shell’ around them, and need Chitosanase to break through the shell. This enzyme, Chitosanase, breaks through that hard protective shell (chitin) and kills harmful yeast (which is very hard to kill) so that the intestines can better absorb the culture forming units, thus getting your gut back into a healthy state.
If you have yeast overgrowth, it INHIBITS the absorption of the good stuff. It actually is taking the best of what you eat for itself, giving your body the leftovers. The nutrients that your body really needs is stolen. Getting rid of the yeast allows the nutrients in the food to finally go to your cells that are so hungry!!! Feeding your cells is another step in helping you feel better.
So where does our main product Slim come in to help with Lyme? Did you know sugar causes inflammation as well. Just Google sugar & inflammation and see what comes up. I think most of us would agree we consume too much sugar, so our bodies are constantly trying to balance those levels out. So not only is our body trying to deal with candida & lyme but inflammation and blood sugars as well. (Not to mention all the other toxic junk we throw at it.) It’s no wonder we can’t heal.
So what balances our blood sugar levels? Insulin. He is our master hormone. When he is messed up, our bodies are in a crisis mode. Slim balances the blood sugars allowing the body to get out of that crisis mode & actually start to reduce the inflammation. It can think about starting to heal. As our blood sugars balance, it can begin looking at other areas in the body that needs to be fixed/healed. Like dealing with lyme & candida.
And the Biocleanse is the best gentle detox out there! Believe me, I tried many & some very harsh! And as we are dealing with all these things, of cleaning up the body and killing off the bad guys, there are lots of toxins needing to be hauled out. If you let them in the body, it will make you sicker. The BioCleanse oxygenates and energizes your body while detoxifying the gastrointestinal tract. Can bacteria live in oxygen? Nope!!! And we are all deficient in magnesium. Here’s a link to signs you might be deficient in it.
Does Plexus cure Lyme? Nope. It’s just a tool to be used. Allowing the body to finally heal itself. It has worked for me and for so many others. Question it? There is a 60 money back guarantee!! I am so thankful, skeptical me gave it a try!! I can tell such a huge difference on the days I miss/forget to take it. If you want to learn more, do your own research!! There is a lot more info out there, just study!!