Lyme Brain.

Written by Lee Stevenson.

The brain can heal but it takes someone very experienced to heal the brain from Lyme. Something not mentioned lyme can cause thrombosis that inhibits blood flow throughout the body. Covid and the covid vaccine can also cause many of these things to occur. The issues in the brain caused by Lyme is referred to as neuroborreliosis. Gut dysbiosis, mold exposure, many other infections especially herpes, and toxin exposure can cause much of this to occur but Lyme seems to really hit the brain. Many vaccine can cause this to occur.

Infection causes many of these things to occur. It can also occur in gut dysbiosis , tick born illness especially Lyme disease causes the most severe symptoms. I am going to discuss how the brain is effected by Lyme disease but keep in mind other infections and the things I mentioned can also cause these things to occur.

Somnolence which is excess sleepiness. This is caused by the brain swelling and many other injuries to the brain. A person will feel excessively sleepy no matter how much they sleep.

Insomnia difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Those who have had lyme call this wired but tired.

Emotional lability short emotional outburst, sudden episodes of laughing or crying. Over response to things emotionally. This can be caused by the brain inflammation or brain ischemia. Lyme causes both. Lyme can cause extreme episodes of depression.

Lyme causes impaired memory and concentration this is from the inflammation, damage to the brain and sometimes the ischemia.

Dementia impairments in memory , thinking, emotional problems, issues with language processing. Psychological symptoms can include depression, psychotic hallucinations and delusions, apathy, and anxiety. The most commonly affected areas include memory, visuospatial function affecting perception and orientation, language, attention and problem solving.

Lyme causes brain lesions which damages many areas of the brain.

Lymphocytic meningitis severe headache, possible fever, photophobia(light intolerance or light sensitivity) and meningism (swollen meningism usually causes neck stiffness, when severe it can cause severe swelling at back of the neck). Stiffness in knees, change in appetite, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, seizures, loss of consciousness, non-blanching rash (skin lesions that do not fade when glass is pressed to the.)

Cranial neuritis blurred vision, Bell’s palsy, tingling and numbness in various areas, skin sensitive to touch. Week or paralyzed muscles, visual changes like blurred or double vision, issues with hearing.

Radiculopathy pinching of nerve in spinal cord. This can effect a variety of areas , it causes weakness or numbness in limbs, can cause pain and tingling. There will be pain in the area the spinal cord is pinched. Pain in and around the chest while breathing.

Hemorrages in the brain. Bleeding in the brain.

Myelitis inflammation in nerves that causes pain, tingling in extremities, loss of strength in extremities, loss of feeling, pain in area myelitis has occurred. Could cause problems with bowel or bladder control. And can develop a fever.

Vasculitis which can result in stroke. This is inflammation in the blood vessels which results in inhibited blood flow. This can cause headaches, fatigue, weight loss, aches and pains throughout the body. Can cause pain after eating and cause stomach ulcers. Can cause numbness in hands or feet, you can develop shortness of breath and even cough up blood, and bleeding under the skin which can cause skin lesions.

Brain atrophy the brain pretty much starts dying.

Brain calcification calcium deposits in blood vessels in the brain which severely effects how it functions. This can cause movement disorders, mental dysfunction, muscle rigidity and muscle trembling. It can cause uncontrolled movement of the limbs, difficulty swallowing, decline in intellectual function, impaired speech, headaches, severe dizziness, seizures and either the inability to urinate or excessive urination.

Prickly Lettuce also known as opium lettuce.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice this is for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Prickly Lettuce also Known as Opium Lettuce.

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. It is for information and educational purposes. Know your plants before using them. If in doubt don’t.

Lactuca Virosa is in the lettuce family it is wild lettuce. It contains the highest amounts of Luctucarium a pain killer that has sedative effects. It is chemically similar to opium but is non addictive. Luctucarium is the white milky substance you see when you peel a leaf from a head of lettuce. Domesticated lettuce seeds are also high in it. Prickly Lettuce has a bitter taste but I kind of like the taste. It has been shown to have anti inflammatory properties.

It is very good for killing pain. It works through the opioid receptors but is not addictive. Lactucins is the ingredient that has the pain killing effects. It is also a sedative so it should not be used when driving or working. When I was researching this I was surpised that chicory also contains lactucin.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17152761/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16621374/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34204287/

Lactones like lactucin helps to reduce inflammation.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34208907/

Prickly lettuce also stimulates healing in the brain and is neuroprotective.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378874116324631?via%3Dihub

It has been used to treat Hooping cough.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2129023/

Many call it health lettuce now. It is very high in minerals and vitamins A and K.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874106001280?via%3Dihub

There have been incidences of overdosing but none fatal that I am aware of.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3031874/

Has been shown to fight malaria.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037887410400337X?via%3Dihub

Information on preparation and usage.

http://entheology.com/plants/lactuca-virosa-wild-lettuce-opium/

There are a variety of wild lettuce and most are not as potent as L. Virosa.

https://wildfoodgirl.com/2013/let-us-appreciate-wild-lettuce/

It also contains vitamin A.

http://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce/_Wild_Lettuce_10294.php

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