Optimism and Lyme Symptoms

Posted January 5, 2013.  Dr. Andrew Weil is  the director for the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and the author of many books about health and longevity.  A friend of mine  from my UCLA days did a fellowship with him after she completed medical school.  He is an incredible doctor and his writings are rich with helpful health information.  He recently said his 2013 best tip for health was:  “Spend more time in the company of people who make you feel optimistic.”

When I had Lyme disease and Lyme symptoms I believed I would recover.  In the beginning it was hard because I was in such agonizing, all consuming, round the clock pain, but eventually I came to believe that one day it would be over.  One of the things that helped my mind evolve to that belief was talking to a guy who had been very sick with Lyme disease and Lyme symptoms, for 20 years (!) and he had recovered.  His optimism did wonders for me.

A study published in the January 2012 issue of the journal Psychosomatic Medicine showed that optimism was a significant predictor of health. “Every thought, every experience, every emotion makes an impression on not only our subconscious mind, but also our physiology,” says Michael Murray, ND, an author of several leading books on natural medicine, including the Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (Atria Books, 2012).

“There is an enormous amount of research indicating that a positive attitude as well as emotions have a positive effect on virtually every body function—especially the immune, heart and vascular, detoxification and hormonal systems,” Murray says. Research points to the relationship between optimism and rates of depression, lower levels of distress, greater resistance to the common cold and reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease. (From Wellness Times)

I know dealing with Lyme disease and Lyme symptoms can be overwhelming and agonizing.  I was an absolute non-functional train wreck of a human being, and I recovered.  Having a belief that you will recover is very important.  Stay optimistic!

Optimism and Lyme symptoms

Stay optimistic! I recovered from Lyme and Lyme symptoms, you can too!

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