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Lyme Disease

Lyme disease can be tricky to diagnose.  The signs and symptoms can look like many other health problems.  Plus, the tests that check for it aren’t exact.  Because of this, you could be told you have Lyme disease when you don’t.

Lyme disease is caused by bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi that are transmitted to humans through a bite from an infected black-legged or deer tick. Symptoms can occur anywhere from 3 to 30 days after the bite and can be wide-ranging, depending on the stage of the infection. In some cases, symptoms can appear months after the bite.

Not all ticks are infected, and the risk for contracting the disease increases the longer the tick is attached to the body. Black-legged ticks must be attached to you for 36 to 48 hours to transmit Lyme disease. If you remove the tick or ticks within 48 hours, you aren't likely to get infected.

Symptoms Include:

Acute - Acute Lyme disease occurs days to weeks after the initial tick bite and infection, in which the bacteria have not yet spread from the site of infection in the skin.

  • Rash beginning at the site of the tick bite about a week later, which gradually expands
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Aches
  • Chills
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Other flu-like symptoms

Early Disseminated - Early disseminated Lyme disease occurs days to months after infection, in which the bacteria have begun to spread. 

  • Severe headaches and neck stiffness
  • Arthritis, especially in the knees or other large joints
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Heart palpitations or shortness of breath (Lyme carditis)
  • Facial paralysis on one or both sides (also known as Bell’s palsy)
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
  • Extreme fatigue

Late Stage - Late stage Lyme disease, (which can include post-treatment, chronic, and neurological), occurs months to years after infection, in which the bacteria have spread throughout the body.

  • Symptoms of early disseminated disease, but may be more extensive, more severe, and longer lasting
  • Neurologic features including vertigo or dizziness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Mental fogginess
  • Difficulty following conversations
  • Difficulty processing information


  • Lyme disease is caused by four main species of bacteria, transmitted by the bite of an infected black-legged tick, commonly known as a deer tick.
  • Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia mayonii are the leading causes in the United States
  • Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii are the leading causes in Europe and Asia. 
Lyme disease

How we can help

Treatment at the Tennant Institute

Drs. Tennant and Faldmo believe that if your body can consistently regenerate good cells, then it has the capability to heal itself.  They therefore believe that all conditions result from the lack of one of the following three key components, which are required to regenerate healthy cells:

Sufficient voltage

Complete nutrition

Elimination of Toxins

With respect to Lyme Disease, there are likely more than one circuit experiencing low voltage.  For example, when voltage is low, oxygen is low.  When oxygen is low, bacteria and viruses abound.  The Lyme spirochete can be seen moving strongly in the blood stream.  However when voltage is normal, then oxygen is high and bacteria and viruses go dormant.

  • We have found that once daily key nutritional support is being used and the causes of the low voltage in all the circuits have been corrected (dental infections, scars, hormones/thyroid, toxins and emotional baggage) that your Lyme Disease typically improves and resolves. 

Don't know where to start?

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