Studies show Lyme Disease is difficult to diagnose, but a group of women living in the Sierra Nevada foothills say they think they’ve found an answer.
The women formed a non-profit organization one year ago, called “Lyme Disease Assistance, Inc,” through which they’re doing all they can to spread awareness about the disease and the solutions that they’ve found to deal with it.
“My son had Lyme Disease since he was 5 years old…when he was 24 he had to quit his job because he was debilitated,” says Mindy Hughes, a founder of the non-profit.
Hughe’s son’s condition got worse, but for years, no doctor could tell her why.
Hughes found a homeopathic center in Reno, Nevada which has a treatment for riding the body of spirochaetes, the bacteria responsible for Lyme Disease.
“Three weeks.. there were no more sprirochaetes,” says Hughes.
Hughes says she knew her son was just one of so many others in her community afflicted with Lyme Disease.
“I brought home 10 packets and gave them to 10 people I knew had Lyme..our area is so saturated.”
One recipient says this treatment saved her life as well.
“I had spent 5 years at death’s door, 87 lbs, nobody could figure out what was wrong,” Tina Balasek explains.
Balasek says she had gotten a mis-diagnosis of West Nile and Fibromyalgia.
Finally she says, she got the right treatment for Lyme Disease.
“I feel like a walking miracle, it absolutely works,” says Balasek.
The women behind the non-profit say their gratitude for finally finding an answer is what fueled their desire to help others. their non -profit, “Lyme Disease Assistance, Inc,” raises money to pay for an initial consultation at the center in Reno, for those who think they may have Lyme Disease.