This is big news in the Lyme world! The CDC has finally updated its website to indicate Lyme can be passed from a mother to her unborn child.
(If you’re unable to access the full article due to Fibromyalgia News Today’s pay wall, you can read the entire study here.)
From the article: “[Fibromyalgia] patients overall had reduced activity in the motor cortex compared to controls, especially during the fast-tapping task. Even when resting, people with FM showed a trend toward lower hemoglobin levels in this area of the brain than healthy controls.”
LymeDisease.org: Cigna is third insurer to reach settlement in Lyme disease lawsuit
This is the latest on a federal lawsuit filed by Lyme patients against members of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and several insurance companies.
Pain News Network: Fentanyl ‘primary driver’ of overdose crisis, says DEA
From the article: “The DEA predicts ‘a steady decrease’ in the supply of opioids over the next several years and that prescription drug abusers ‘may shift to abusing heroin, illicitly produced synthetic opioids, and methamphetamine to obtain similar effects, which may further increase overdose deaths through at least 2020.’”
Rebuilding Wellness: Tapping – a somatic approach to fibromyalgia pain
In this article, my colleague Sue Ingebretson explains how a form of tapping called Emotional Freedom Technique can help to calm the overactive nervous systems of those with fibromyalgia (and Lyme, too).
I don’t think Sue mentioned this in her article, but the annual World Tapping Summit is coming up later this month. You can register here.
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Monadnock Ledger-Transcript: Peterborough woman writes book on learning to live with chronic illness
A New Hampshire woman with chronic fatigue syndrome has written a new book, “When Bodies Break: How to Survive and Thrive with Illness and Disability.” It includes the stories of 32 inspiring, resilient people who are living with chronic illness.
What Works for Me: Brenda Cosentino
Real Food Rebel: Success with Buhner’s protocol for Lyme disease
Brenda is my all-time favorite Lyme blogger! If you have Lyme, I definitely recommend either signing up for her email list or following her on social media. The content on her website is amazing, and I love that she ultimately ended up taking a more natural approach to treatment. In this article, she discusses how the Buhner herbal protocol helped her to get better. I use some of the Buhner herbs myself.