British billionaire John Caudwell, founder of Phones 4U, recently went public with the devastating discovery that his entire family—himself included—has been diagnosed with the masquerading Lyme disease. Caudwell’s son Rufus was the first to be diagnosed. For ten years, Rufus endured panic attacks, public anxiety, and travel sickness. Doctors could not pinpoint a cause. Most assumed his symptoms were related to his mental health, and after years of suffering, Rufus was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease.
Only a couple of months after Rufus was diagnosed, Caudwell announced on social media that he himself, along with his first wife Kathryn and his two daughters Rebekah and Rhiannon, all tested positive for the debilitating disease.
Rufus and Rebekah Caudwell Photo: FACEBOOK
Why Is Lyme Disease Becoming a Widespread Issue?
Outdated statistics report 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year. In 2013 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) came forward with a startling new number: there are between 300,000 - 440,000 new cases of Lyme disease in America every year. That’s ten times the previous report. Many experts agree even this number is far too small and that the real number of Lyme Disease cases could be as high as 10x this number, since only 1/10th of Lyme disease cases are even reported. In fact it is estimated that as many as 1% or more of the population in some eastern states are affected with Lyme. This confirms the epidemic we are seeing in our clinic every week.
Lyme disease is critically misdiagnosed. In the past, only cases reported by doctors were even considered in statistical reports. Yet, multiple health insurance claims, laboratory analyses, and self-reported cases have raised the curtain on this notably common ailment.
Lyme disease is becoming a widespread issue not because of how many people are affected by the disease, but because of how many of those afflicted with the disease are not properly diagnosed. The CDC reports only 1/10th of Lyme disease cases are even reported.
Why is Lyme Disease so Often Misdiagnosed?
The disease plagues thousands every year, but the symptoms from one person to the next can be drastically varied. The telltale sign of Lyme is the bull’s-eye rash that presents itself days after the tick bite, but 25% of Lyme carriers do not experience a rash at all. Body aches, fever, and chills are dismissed as symptoms of the flu. Patients are sent home with doctor’s orders of rest and plenty of fluids.
Like the Caudwell family, patients can go years without the slightest notion as to what might be the cause of their ailments. Even if a test is conducted after the onset of early symptoms, the results often turn up negative. It can take up to two months before antibodies show up in a blood test.
For some, early symptoms do not appear at all. The dormant disease infects the lymph nodes and the bloodstream, and soon the joints, nervous system, and possibly the heart are impaired. When the disease begins to take over in other areas of the body, atypical to the first stages of Lyme, it becomes even more difficult to properly diagnose the disease.
Why Haven’t Traditional Doctors Caught On?
Many afflicted with Lyme have carried the disease for many months, and sometimes, years. The longer it is left untreated, the harder it is to diagnose.
When the third stage hits, it’s near impossible to pinpoint. Symptoms start to mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, and a handful of mental health disorders.
Patients express concern to the doctors, and their symptoms, more often than not, seem to match those of a chronic condition completely unrelated to Lyme. Lyme sufferers could go years receiving treatment for the wrong condition, only to find out later on that they were suffering from Lyme disease all along.
What Will Happen if Lyme is Left Untreated?
Lyme disease is truly the great imitator. This can be a frustrating experience for many, as practically every possible symptom can be felt to some degree. One person might experience severe headaches, anxiety, and fatigue. Another suffers from shortness of breath, nausea, and arthritis. Yet another can experience all of these symptoms on and off for years!
Left untreated, these symptoms can escalate. Over time, patients can suffer from lasting arthritis, nervous system damage, and a permanently altered state of mental being. Ultimately, Lyme disease, if left untreated, can take away from a person’s quality of life.
Do You Suspect You Might Be Suffering from Lyme Disease? We Can Help.
Like John Caudwell and his family, it comes as a tragic surprise to realize you are afflicted with Lyme. What’s even more tragic is the fact that years and years of doctor visits have only led you on the wrong path, far away from the road to recovery. At LifeWorks Wellness Center, we approach Lyme disease differently.
Traditional doctors, if and when Lyme disease is detected, will prescribe patients with antibiotics for two to four weeks. Unfortunately, there’s no surefire way of determining how long someone should be on antibiotics, and there have been cases where patients, assuming they are rid of the disease, come back in a couple years with recurring symptoms.
Additionally, antibiotics, if taken for too long, can seriously impact your digestive system. Probiotics are the good bacteria found in your gut, but antibiotics do not seem to know the difference. The antibiotics can throw your digestive balance for a loop as it kills both good and bad bacteria, and this alone can culminate in even greater health problems in the future.
At LifeWorks Wellness Center, we have tested and developed over many years an effective Lyme disease treatment protocol, which includes the use of powerful ozone therapy. When ozone is passed through an electrical coil, it splits the two atoms into three, turning O2 into the supercharged O3 which oxygenates the blood more effectively than it would on its own. This provides your immune system with a well-equipped environment to fight off bacteria and virus. Many diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, and even cancer have been linked to low oxygen supply within the body. By exposing the body to O3 (ozone) using various methods of delivery, these diseases are unable to survive and reproduce in such an oxygenated environment. Since ozone is very active as a natural antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic, it is well-equipped to kill Lyme bugs when it comes in contact with them.
Getting the Correct Diagnosis for Lyme
Lyme sufferers are likely dealing with the physical and mental woes of misdiagnosis and lack of proper treatment. Some patients have testified that at times, they questioned their sanity for feeling symptoms doctors could not diagnose. Are they real? Is it all in my head? These are questions battling the brains of many Lyme sufferers who continue to be dismissed through traditional medicine.
In desperate attempts to resolve their ailments, many patients have sought to research their symptoms on their own and many have wondered whether they might be suffering from Lyme disease. When patients aren’t getting results with their traditional doctor who might misdiagnose them with anxiety or another incorrect diagnosis, they start seeking out answers for themselves and that generally leads them to alternative, holistic healthcare providers.
Helping to Heal Patients with Lyme Disease
At LifeWorks Wellness Center, our effective Lyme disease treatment protocol has helped many Lyme disease patients recover their health and well-being once again. We are dedicated to approaching the issue from a holistic standpoint, and rebuilding the immune system from the ground up is the only way to help Lyme disease patients recover. Most of our patients who come to us for treatment start feeling normal again, with increased energy, clearing of brain fog and a reduction in pain.
Our patient’s written and video testimonials prove that our services can be very effective. Many of our patients have wasted years seeking help from traditional doctors only to leave with more problems and prescriptions that will not treat the underlying cause.
Get Lyme Help Today
If you suspect you have Lyme disease, do not hesitate to reach out to us. A chronic condition that doesn’t make sense or hasn’t been resolving to traditional treatments could be Lyme disease. At LifeWorks Wellness Center, we will not hesitate to order a Lyme test on patients presenting with chronic conditions since we see so many Lyme cases in our offices. Our treatments have helped Lyme sufferers find relief and regain a better quality of life. Our cutting edge Lyme disease treatment protocol, with ozone therapy has successfully helped many Lyme patients, and it could help get you back on the road to health and wellness.
We know what you’re going through, and we want to help you get your life back on track. Please contact us today at 727-466-6789 to schedule an appointment or inquire online today.
*Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary based on a patient's medical history and other factors.