Suffolk County, NY
Infected: July 2006
Diagnosed: Spring 2010
Current health: “While I still deal with some symptoms, they are significantly more manageable. I have my life back, and I feel like ME again!”
There are so many different pieces to the Lyme disease puzzle when trying to recover, and unfortunately there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. — Michelle M.
“In 2006, I was bit by a tick, that infected me with Lyme, Bartonella, Powassan virus, Protomyxzoa Rhuematica, and Mycoplasma Pneumonia. During this journey, I personally experienced the devastating effects of tick-borne illnesses. After years of trying the various treatment options available, and not responding to the protocols, I decided to receive whole-body hyperthermia treatment. This treatment saved my life, and for the first time I was able to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
“Once returning home from the clinic, I immersed myself in daily detoxification and cell membrane repair therapies, vitamins and supplements, herbal tinctures, and I followed a strict diet to aid my body in the recovery process. From this experience, I decided to go back to school to receive a master’s in Human Nutrition at the University of Bridgeport. Upon graduating I began my private practice as a Functional Nutritionist at Balancing Pathways. My hope is to guide people in their healing journey by educating them about hyperthermia as a successful treatment option, and by directing patients on the therapies received before, during, and after hyperthermia treatment. It does get better.”
Read more of Michelle’s personal experience with Lyme and expertise about hyperthermia in this November 2019 blog post, “Evaluating the Success of Hyperthermia Treatment in Chronic Lyme Disease.” Michelle has been very forthright in sharing her story in hopes that her lessons will help others. Read more of her personal journey here. You can learn about her nutrition practice, Balancing Pathways. and the free support services offered at Lyme & Cancer Services for Sustained Recovery with Christina Carter, a fellow Lyme survivor. “Our mission [at Lyme & Cancer Services] is to offer assistance at no charge to individuals suffering from Lyme disease and cancer, and to provide trusted information about the benefits of hyperthermia and other treatment options at specialized clinics world-wide.“