Lyme disease is an infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a type of bacterium called a spirochete (pronounced spy-ro-keet) that is carried by deer ticks. An infected tick transmits the spirochete to the humans and animals it bites. Untreated, the bacterium travels through the bloodstream, establishes itself in various body tissues, and can cause a number of symptoms, many of which are severe. Lyme Disease manifests itself as a multisystem inflammatory disease that affects the skin in its early, localized stage, and spreads to the joints, nervous system and other organ systems in its later, disseminated stages.
The holiday season, for whatever holiday you celebrate, is a time to show love, to be compassionate, and to promote peace. There has been a lot of uncertainty in the world this year, and it may feel at times like it’s too much to clear away, but when each and every one of us steps up to be the light, the uncertainty and darkness is pushed back, and often swept away. When you show up, day in and day out, to be a source of light in this world you are giving the world so much love, hope, and goodness.
Every year I usually long for a little more summer when fall’s cool days take over and winter is sure to follow. But it is these seasonal changes that are good reminders to appreciate what has kept you healthy throughout the year, what has kept you afloat as cold and flu season approaches