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What a great call with Dr. Jay Davidson (host of the Parasite Summit and Lyme Disease Summit) on eliminating parasites for renewed health! This call was packed with information (replay is posted below).

We covered:

  • Types of parasites
  • Places of exposure
  • Key symptoms of parasitic infections
  • Order of treatment
  • How often to treat?
  • Dealing with herx/toxicity (i.e binders)
  • Natural vs Holistic treatments
  • The value of good stomach acid to reduce protein
  • Zinc, B6 deficiency (KPU)
  • Best time to do treatments
  • Effects of the Moon cycle
  • Diet: Animal protein vs Vegan vs Raw
  • Best starting treatment: Mimosa Pudica Seed
  • Prevention tips
  • Emotional issues, sensitivity and boundaries… and so much more.

It would be a good idea to have a pen and paper handy while listening to this replay. Also, please remember that our entire world is covered in microorganisms. We CAN co-exist. We do all day inside and outside our bodies. This is not a war we are in. It’s more of a balancing act.

The information in this call is meant to empower you -- not add to your stress. Pathogenic microbes like waste. Stress produces waste in our bodies, even stressful thoughts. Adding to your stress is not what were are after here. Take in the information that resonates with you and leave the rest. There is never one path.

Also, please remember that eating anti-parasitic foods, herbs and spices daily is how much of the world staves off parasites.

To learn more anti-parasitic foods, recipes, and detox treatments (as well as dealing with the emotional/spiritual aspect of parasites), we are matching Jay's offer of 50% for our Fall Sessions Recordings.
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Listen to the call here (94 mins):

Right-click here to download this MP3.

"I completely agree. This was an incredibly informative and helpful talk!!! Thank you, Dana Walsh and Brent Martin!” - T. Lal

To dive deeper into this amazing information consider purchasing Dr. Jay’s Parasite Summit Recordings 50% off for LLLM members until Jan. 1. Great offer!
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[Get the Summit here]

Also, here is the link to the Mimosa Pudica treatment that Dr. Jay and Dr. Watts have had great success with.
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[Get Mimosa Pudica here]

A noteworthy mention: Mimosa pudica is also called “The Sensitive Plant” — a sensitive plant that brings relief to sensitive beings. Nature is perfect.

All love,

Dana (and Brent)

This Summer while attending a fancy networking event, I heard a featured speaker say, “Authenticity is hot right now.”  

Hot? Right now? Being authentic is a trend? I had to giggle to myself. Well, if that is the case, I got that marketing pearl covered.

Authenticity is one of the gifts that comes from having been through chronic illness — no time or energy for BS or posturing. For better or worse, I tell it like it is. So in that spirit... here's a story:

When we announced this year's Fall Sessions on Nov. 7th, I was so excited.  I sat here thinking of ways to invite all of you into our cozy nest for the next 5 weeks.  It’s such a beautiful program.  

BUT LIFE took a little detour.

The next day I noticed my tooth was broken — a molar. Lower left. Hmmm. That’s odd, I thought.  A closer look I could see the filling had broken off and there was significant black underneath, and I could taste it. Gross! 

I’ve lost 3 teeth on this Lyme journey (or whatever you want to call it) back to self and wellness. And I've got to say, I have been very motivated to have a different outcome this time.

I managed to get into the dentist the next day.  He didn’t have time to work on me so he temporarily patched the hole right on top of the decay. Lovely. 

That was Thursday.

By Saturday I was having night-sweats, tachycardia, fevers and urinating copious amounts every half hour—and hideous head, neck and jaw pain. I went back in on Monday.  My resting heart-rate was 115 and BP was low-normal and I had a fever. He said I wasn’t suitable to work on. X-ray was normal.

There I was down the old familiar rabbit hole of "We don’t understand this." (And borrowing money to cover the insane costs of doing nothing.)

Since that time I have seen 4 more dentists, a Lyme literate MD, and a neurological chiropractor.  Three of the dentists said that my fever was a coincidence and unrelated to the tooth.  Marc Weill and Dr. Beth McDougall, knowing my history — disagreed. 

With all this going on, I thought about canceling this Fall Sessions because I am so far behind on promotions, but when I looked at the tooth meridian chart and saw that this tooth, “number 19,” corresponds to the lung and large intestine meridian (the organs associated with the Fall and our session), I took it as a sign.

A sign to dig my heels in deep and walk the talk.  I teach self-care; now I need to use what I know.   It’s up to me.   Since that first day I have been vigilant with self-care and determined to get through this.

I started daily/hourly nourishing broths, detox baths, oil pulling with ozone gel, hydration/electrolytes, lymphatic drainage tinctures, deep breathing, immune boosting supplements, cell salts, Vitamin D and K2, chlorophyll, therapeutic mushrooms, colloidal silver and most importantly, fierce awareness of the present moment — noticing when I go into stories of the past and future. Instead, I tell my body over and over...

"I believe in you. You can do this. I love you”. 

Yesterday I went to have the tooth filled.  I was so sick. Freezing and sweating. My skin color was gray and I was urinating every 20 minutes. Heart like a bunny.  

The dentist said, “We can skip it if you don’t feel up to it. The filling is small enough and I don’t think it’s associated with your other symptoms.” 

I said, "I didn’t feel like this a week ago... I think it’s associated. Let’s try.”  

So we went for it.

Oh and PS, I don’t use any Novocaine.  And he only gave me oxygen to breathe, no Nitrous.

As he started drilling deeper, he said, “Gotta admit Dana, this is a lot deeper than I thought”  

“I told you!" I mumbled under the dental dam.  

He said, “I’m sorry we have to push through it."

I surrendered.  I met the sound of the drill with my own hum. And when it got faster, I hummed louder.  

In these situations I turn into a Zen master. I go eternal. No resistance. The pain was ridiculous, but my awareness of the space around it made it small. I was the space. The doc said, "I would be crying if I were you. You are amazingly strong.” 

Yeah, duh!!!  Yet another skill/gift gleaned from this journey. I have a warrior badge after 17 years dealing with Lyme and all of this stuff, but without a doubt, this one should have earned me my black-belt. 

When he was finished he sat me up to go PEE!!!  But I couldn’t stand.  The nurse assistant gently walked me to the bathroom and said in her beautiful Latin accent, “You were so good. I couldn't believe it. And honey, you look so much better, I see your eyes are clear now. And feel... your hands are warm. You were so cold and sick before.”  

Something had left me.  It was like coming back into myself. One dentist/surgeon thought I was reacting to the temporary dental resin material — yeah, that’s really a thing and a big deal.  

Either way, the moral of the story is to keep going and trust yourself.  One size doesn't fit all. Don’t let them tell you about your body!!  We are the canaries, the sensitives, and we help to teach that Medical care can't be a fixed model because our bodies and world are dynamic.

I said to the doctor when I collected myself, “So you thought I was just a high strung/high maintenance woman didn’t you?”

He said, “How’d you know?”  

I smiled… "And now?”

He bowed his head and said, “I am humbled, I don’t live in your body."

I am not out of the woods yet, and it’s still unknown if the tooth will make it. There is a chance that I will have to have this tooth extracted during the session. But here’s the thing: the self-care (keeping the body strong) is the same. 

Thank you for reading this. I teach by telling stories and using my life as an example. I hope you found something of value for yourself. 

The past few years have been very stressful for me in my personal life. And stress of course, will demineralize you faster than anything like your um... teeth.

Like you, sometimes I need a kick in the butt to make myself priority and get a head of steam on my health. And when I fully commit, I’m always so grateful and amazed at how much we can do with our self-care tools.

As I sit here with Essential Oil soaked gauze in my mouth, I am thinking of you and inviting you to have a virtual self-care slumber party with me. Let’s eat good food, rest, breathe, laugh and learn.

Let’s give what we've got and love every second of it.

The Fall Sessions is a gorgeous and essential program.  Very proud of it. But it’s nothing without you. 

You’re invited. 

We’d love to have you.

Dana (and Brent)

magical-partridge-in-a-pear-treeOh, the holidays. A lovely, heartfelt and beautiful time of year (mostly).

Gathering with family and friends can be very comforting during the holidays, but it can also be very emotionally triggering!

When you have been chronically ill for so many years, there is a level of burn out within the family and community. What's more, friends and family don’t understand the illness because, quite frankly, WE don’t totally understand the illness either!

Maybe family feels like it’s all in your head because they see you having a good day but then crashing after an emotional interaction. They can then say: “Oh, when you get emotional you start to have symptoms so… it’s an emotional issue." Hmmmm... Maybe... but they are only half right.

Everyone on the planet has a physical reaction to emotional stress. Everyone. Our bodies go into "fight or flight" response with both real or imagined stresses. The difference for those of us with chronic illness and sensitivities is when we go into fight or flight, we have zero reserves to bounce back.

When we experience emotional upset, our adrenals don’t have the same reserves so we cascade downward and our immune systems crash, which allows pathogens to grow and we become symptomatic again.

Family Dynamic Role Playing (listen in!)

In the spirit of our own family experiences and the holiday season, we held a group Huddles call during our "Fall Sessions" last year where we discuss how to communicate with family and friends over the holidays and beyond. I’m sure you can relate to some it!

Listen here (74 mins):

Right-click here to download this MP3.
Overcoming the triggers

It’s best to diffuse the possible triggers in the situation by telling family members about how you are feeling right up front. Tell them that you love them. Tell them that you are having a challenging day and that you can take care of yourself.

Ideally something like this:

"Hi Mom, Geez, I am having a really challenging day today. Just want you to know that I may be up and down and if I have a tone, I’m sorry. I love you. I know how to take care of myself. It’s not your responsibility and I don't need you to fix it. Just looking for your love and support. I’ll stay as long as I can. I love seeing you."

Telling people upfront and letting them off the hook before either of you gets triggered can be very powerful. If you need help, be very specific: "Could you pick up something from the store?... Help me vacuum or give me a ride?... etc). Speak clearly and confidently. Stay out of speaking like the victim. That will only trigger them.

If they react poorly, ask yourself what you wished they would say instead. Give that to yourself and walk away.

We have to remember that it can be excruciating to be around a sick person that you love. Our loved ones want us to be better. They miss how we used to be. And they feel helpless because they can’t fix it (and maybe a little bit guilty). You feeling sick is a big loss for them too. Do your best to listen. They have a side in this.

Also, remember that it’s possible that your illness reminds them of their own fragility and health issues that perhaps they are ignoring.

Many people are in denial of their own unhealthy habits, and sometimes they can feel inconvenienced by your special needs. Oh well. Stay strong: "No, I can’t eat gluten. Still. Thank you though. It looks great”

Save your energy (avoid conflict)
  • To avoid the food battle, it's always a good idea to eat your "safe food" at home and bring your own dish to the event. This is what we will be bringing (our Figgy Fudge Balls recipe).
  • It's a good idea to arrive early and leave early so you don’t dip too much (especially if you're sensitive to groups of people and your auntie's perfume!).
  • Remember humor— it’s your greatest tool. Keep it light. And obviously, avoiding long discussions about your health and politics would be wise. Try sharing your current favorite funny youtube videos instead.

And finally, if despite all your efforts it all goes haywire, then know you did your best and you can laugh about it with like-minded people. Our new Fall Sessions is open now -- you can sneak in here and meet others like you.

If you decide to sit out the holiday chaos, we hope you can enjoy the peace and the quiet sparkle in the air. There is so much to be grateful for.

Thanks and praise,

Dana (and Brent)

Looking back at my time on tour with U2, filming Under Our Skin, and getting in with Dr Klinghardt for treatment, I never let Lyme stop me.  In 2005, a year after FINALLY being properly diagnosed...  Lyme wasn't going away, but my dreams were.  I set out to change that.

July 27, 2005:

After almost a year to the date of being unemployed, I decide to take the job on tour with U2.  Here's my answer to the email asking about my availability...  (click on the letter to zoom in)

Dana Walsh U2 Lyme Tour Email 1 (Win It - Pic) Under Our Skin

September 13, 2005:

Four days on the road with U2 and feeling the shock... we're not in Kansas anymore!

Oh how truly "unglamorous" touring can be...  (click on the letter to zoom in)

Dana Walsh U2 Email 2 P1 (Out Here) JPG Under Our Skin
Dana Walsh U2 Lyme Tour Email 2 P2 (Out Here) Under Our Skin

November 2, 2005:

Mid-way through the U2 tour and the pain is as loud as the music!!!

Reaching out to my ONE Lyme friend, Shelley...  (click on the letter to zoom in)

Dana Walsh U2 Lyme Tour Email 3 (East Coast Beyond) Under Our Skin

November 22, 2005:

Email to Andy Abrahams Wilson after our first interview for UNDER OUR SKIN.

(and the band's priest prays for me)...

Dana Walsh U2 Lyme Tour Email 4 (Andy) Under Our Skin

November 30, 2005:

My plea to get into see Dr. Klinghardt so I can go around the world with U2.  Yes, I dream big.
(click on the letter to zoom in)

Dana U2 Lyme Tour Email 5 (DK) Under Our Skin

January 1, 2006:

Happy New Year's!

Coming home from U2... now what?

Dana Walsh U2 Lyme Tour Email 6 (New Years) Under Our Skin

July 18, 2006:

8 months after my request, I finally get an appointment to see Dr. Klinghardt!
Dana Walsh Dr Klinghardt Email 7 (DK Clinic) Under Our Skin
Years of recovery.

June 15, 2013:

7 years later, I spend a week at a meditation retreat praying for my partners
and allies for my next adventure.

Upon my return home, I am introduced to Brent Martin (through email),
and Lyme Less Live More is born!

Dana Walsh Brent Martin Email 8 (BnD) Lyme Less Live More Email

The Road happened, The Film happened, Klinghardt happened, and so many more amazing surprises, and NOW a Lyme Less Live More community is HAPPENING!

Dana Walsh Lyme Less Live More Interview Screen Cap JPGI share more of these events in my talk "The Fight vs Deep Surrender" on Lyme Less Live More and ways I learned that the present moment is our key to health and life.

Do not miss a day in your life... despite the suffering.

My life looks nothing like I imagined it, but somehow it's more fulfilling
than I could have ever dreamed.

Thank you for being with me.


Dana Walsh