I have an announcement to make!
I am now working at Sacred Spaces Holistic Center.
Same building, new name!
On to the newsletter!
This months group topic was Lyme and Sex:
Lyme and Sex:
In dealing with Lyme disease there are too many topics to look at and this one is always on the back burner. It is hard enough to deal with Lyme on a day to day basis with food, activity, or lack thereof, but must we go into this subject too?
Well, yes. In learning Lyme borreliosis is a cousin to Syphilis, the question comes up of whether Lyme is an STD.
In an article from Lymedisease.org from 2014, there was a study done in Carmel CA to see if Lyme could be transmitted sexually. They found this: “all women with Lyme disease tested positive for Borrelia burgdorferi in vaginal secretions, while about half of the men with Lyme disease tested positive for the Lyme spirochete in semen samples. Furthermore, one of the heterosexual couples with Lyme disease showed identical strains of the Lyme spirochete in their genital secretions.” (Reference: The Journal of Investigative Medicine 2014; 62:280-281.)
Microbiologist, Professor Lidia Mattman has studied this topic for many years and has isolated the Lyme bacteria for study in different circumstances and she has found this:” The bacteria live inside urine, breast milk and tears, semen, blood, plasma, and the moisture in the brains and spinal cord. She found Borrelia in tears and explains how easy Borrelia can therefore be transmitted through the hands.
Further, the isolated living Borrelia spirochetes, inter alia, mosquitoes, fleas, mites, semen, urine, blood, plasma and CSF. What she discovered that this bacterium is dangerous because it can survive and spread without cell wall (L shape).
(Because L-forms do not possess cell wall, they are resistant to bèta-lactamantibiotics, such as penicillin. These are antibiotics that act on the cell wall)
Many families are already known for having all members (as with Rosan) suffering from borreliosis, but each of which, prior to the conclusion thereof, contributed another diagnostic label, with the consequent (not full effect) medication. The result being that if one family member has Lyme, the whole family should be treated.” (https://www.lymeepidemie.nl/transfer-lyme-disease/?lang=en)
So what can we do?
First, let’s look at how we prevent getting an STD.
Use latex condoms every time you have sex. ...bodily or oral.
Avoid sharing towels or underclothing.
Wash before and after intercourse.
Get a vaccination for hepatitis B. ... (good advice).
Get tested for HIV, Lyme and other co infections.
If you have a problem with drug or alcohol abuse, get help. ...
Look into how to have safe sex.
In Essence, use a condom, use materials that cover the tongue,( Yes, there are products out there to use.), go through the motions with clothes on. The best way to not pass any disease on to anyone is abstinence. Back to number 7.
Bad news? Perhaps, but safe is always better than being sick or passing an illness on.
I will send out a second email this month because Thanksgiving is coming and we all want to eat yummy amazing food that will not cause us to herx.
I hope this newsletter will find everyone in good health and on a path to happiness.
PS Consider that not having sex is the only sure way to prevent STDs.