Gregg Kirk

March 12, 2019

Is Your Doctor on the Take?

I lived in New England, the well-known "high-risk" area of Lyme disease, when I began consulting my doctors on a set of mysterious symptoms that would ultimately be diagnosed as chronic Lyme after two years of intensive testing. But why hadn't my doctors been more on the ball and the least bit interested in what was happening to me when I slid through the cracks of their first-line set of diagnostics? And I also noticed that the tests and treatments these in-network doctors were prescribing were all from the same pharmaceutical companies. Was I being too cynical in thinking that these doctors were being influenced by these pharmaceutical companies to use their tests and products first?
February 13, 2019

Mimosa Pudica Seeds: Nature’s Gut Cleaner

Mimosa Pudica is a flowering, creeping perennial that is native to South and Central America. It's nicknamed "Sensitive Plant," "Touch-Me-Not" and "Bashful Plant" because of its unique reaction to being handled or disturbed. When touched, the plant's leaves fold up and recoil almost immediately and then re-open a few minutes later. The plant itself has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to treat skin disorders, jaundice, cough, and indigestion, and it has also been used as an antidepressant and antivenom agent. But more recently, it has been discovered that the plant's seeds are a powerful anti-parasitic, antimicrobial and intestinal cleanser.
January 13, 2019

5 Medicinal Mushrooms Every Lyme Patient Should Know About

When treating Lyme disease, many patients, doctors and practitioners look to traditional vitamin supplements and herbal supports to aid in their healing journey. But ancient Greek and Asian cultures have been using medicinal mushrooms for literally thousands of years and Lyme patients and doctors are just now getting on board with their powerful medicinal properties that rival the most popular pharmaceutical and herbal remedies.
January 13, 2019

The Six Stages to Chronic Lyme Healing

Inspired by author Elizabeth Kübler-Ross who published her famous book "On Death & Dying" in 1969, I have begun to notice similar but different stages of grief, consciousness, and experiences for chronic Lyme patients as they move to complete healing. One of the differences in the staging system I've developed is that a patient can get stuck in a stage and never progress to complete healing. Conversely in the stages of grief, a patient ultimately moves through the system and reaches the final conclusion of death whether they like it or not.
January 13, 2019

Cistus Tea: Super Tea for Lyme Patients

Cistus Tea is another one of those amazing Lyme and health therapies I recently heard about through another Lyme patient who had found out about it by doing her own research. She had come by the information via Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt’s website, and she was following his instructions and dutifully drinking several cups of it a day to help break down biofilms the Lyme bacteria can produce to protect itself from antibiotics and other antimicrobials.
September 30, 2018

15 Supplements Chronic Lyme Patients Need to Know

When seeking treatment for Lyme disease, most chronic Lyme patients understand the need to take a number of supportive substances to help them repair damage from the bacteria, stave off further infection and to improve cellular functioning and protection. We polled a number of chronic Lyme patients across the country and asked them to reveal the contents of their personal medicine cabinets. Here is what we found:
August 23, 2018

The Anti-Parasite Experiment

Parasites are about the last thing anyone wants to think about when focusing on health improvements, but they’re something that should be addressed when treating any kind of chronic illness. After reading reports by the NY Times that half the people in the Western world have parasites and that the average person walks around with about three pounds of invasive bacteria in their bodies on any given day, I started taking it seriously.
August 23, 2018

Kriya Yoga Positions for Retaining Your Energy

Kriya Yoga is an ancient technique that was hidden in secrecy for many centuries. It was revived in 1861, when the great yogi Mahavatar Babaji taught the technique to his disciple Lahiri Mahasaya during their meeting in the Himalayas. Kriya has been taught in an unbroken link of spiritual succession to this day. Paramhansa Yogananda brought the practice to the United States in 1920 and personally authorized his disciple, Swami Kriyananda to initiate qualified people into Kriya.
July 3, 2018

Patient Empowerment

Like most Lyme patients, I went for a long period of time of being sick and undergoing tests before I received a definitive diagnosis. Like most patients, I was used to trusting my traditional medical doctor because whenever I had a cold or a fever, he would prescribe some antibiotics and I would get better. As simple as that.