Gregg Kirk

Writer/Speaker/Advocate/Healer/Musician

T his is the official website of Gregg Kirk, a well-known figure in the Lyme disease community who has published a memoir about his experiences with the illness. In the past several decades he has also assumed the roles of motivational & public speaker, health advocate, energy healer, and singer/songwriter/guitarist/recording artist.
July 19, 2019

Why We Need to Stop Treating Lyme Disease Like a Typical Infectious Disease

Since its emergence and "discovery" in the late 1970s-early 1980s, Lyme disease and related tick-borne or biting-insect illnesses have become a pandemic and have set themselves apart from the typical widespread infectious diseases that we've seen in the past. Never before have we seen a disease spread so quickly yet be ignored or denied by the official medical community, federal & state governments, health insurance companies and traditional media.
March 18, 2019

Foolproof Ways to Stop a Herxheimer Reaction

At some point during your treatment of Lyme disease you've probably experienced exaggerated symptoms... debilitating headaches, joint pain, fatigue, digestive problems, mood swings and brain fog, etc... or you may have some symptoms peculiar to you. At times you might try to shrug them off as part of the game in treating the illness, but on days when you're relegated to the couch or bed, it makes you not want to treat the illness at all. What can you do? We present several steps that have been proven to eliminate Herxheimer reactions in less than two hours, and we cover the mechanics of what is happening to your body during this die-off syndrome.
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.

Gregg Kirk’s bio


J
ack of many trades, master of some --
A riff on the old cliché might be the best way to describe this writer, musician, speaker, healer, and health advocate.

Born in Lawrence, Kansas in the last third of the 20th century, Gregg Kirk has lived equal portions of his life in the U.S. Midwest (Kansas & Iowa) and the U.S. East Coast (Mid-Atlantic and New England regions).

He has spent his time learning the craft of writing (both prose and music), the healing arts, and public speaking. He has also overcome a potentially life-threatening chronic illness (Lyme disease) and has been dedicating his days to helping others with the affliction.

His book "The Gratitude Curve" describes his healing struggle and journey through the realms of spiritual and mystical healing.