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How to Avoid Feeling Worse Over the Holidays

Hydration: If things are flushing out of your system regularly, you have a much better chance of eliminating toxins and feeling better overall. Hydration doesn’t just mean water. Electrolytes are key. That is why Marc recommends adding a pinch Himalayan Salt to every bottle of water. Also, fruits and vegetables are a source of perfect water for you body — eat them in abundance!

Enzymes: Chronically ill people almost always have lowered enzyme production. Consider taking enzymes before each meal to help digest your food (we like these).

Chewing: Do not underestimate the power of chewing your food!! It’s just common sense. When you chew well, enzymes are secreted, lymph moves and the whole digestive process is easier. Also, it’s much more work on your body to digest large pieces of food. And when your body is preoccupied with trying to digest "less than optimal food" and large pieces, it’s taking energy away from your immune system and healing your body. Food for thought.

Probiotics: We all know we need them, but it’s even more important during times of more stress, travel and the possibility of over indulging. If you are taking probiotics in a supplement, keep at it. We like some probiotic foods too. If you have access, we like the Kevita brand probiotic drink. Their Ginger Chili blend is great for this season. Tangerine and Lemon Cayenne are our favorites too, try for yourself. We like Kevita specifically for the probiotic L-Plantarum. Donna Gates (author of "The Body Ecology") taught us in the Spring Cleanse that L-Plantarum is a very hearty probiotic that can live through antibiotic treatments and supports other species. Kevita makes a great substitute for a cocktail or champagne. Serve it in a nice glass you won’t feel like you are missing out a party. Also, Bio-K is a wonderful dairy-based probiotic drink. If you can handle dairy, this is a great product. As well, we like kefir — we prefer goat over cow. And finally, we approve of and adore Miso. It’s wonderful this time of year too. Miso is loaded with probiotics and enzymes and has chelating properties. Something to consider. Great for upset tummy.

Charcoal: Charcoal is a fantastic binder. It will bind toxins in a flash. In fact, it’s so good at binding it will take up any supplements or meds, so always take charcoal away from your protocol. Take several charcoal after drinking wine to avoid a hangover! Charcoal can chelate metals and bio-toxins as well. Be careful not to take too much because it can be constipating. Drink plenty of water!!

Oops! You ate too much? Here's some Over-Indulgence Tips:

Gastrex: A standard process product. It contains bentonite clay, liver support, and support for small intestines. Can handle just about any gastrointestinal disturbance like a belly full of gas. ick! Standard Process Product (call Marc's office to order)

Cholacol: We love good fats like butter, ghee, coconut and olive oil, but can we digest them. Cholacol is a bile salt product. This is used to help your gallbladder handle dense fats. This product is so effective it’s almost miraculous. A must for those with gallbladder weakness or congestion. Standard Process Product (call Marc's office to order).

Nux Vomica: homeopathic remedy for digestive upset. Brings relief for bloating, nausea, gas, heartburn and indigestion from overindulgence in rich foods and alcohol. A wonderful remedy to have with you during the holidays.

Enema: Enemas are your reset button. We talk much about them throughout our programs. Remember... you MUST be warm and hydrated with electrolytes (water plus salt). Tip: Drink Miso during an enema to stay warm and replenish electrolytes and probiotics.

** NOTE: Please remember... when adding any new food, herb or spice to your diet or protocol, please be sure to check with your doctor if you are unsure.

Everyone is so unique and we can't possibly know your background and health history. Choose what works for you.

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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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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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)

We all know that Cleansing with Lyme is crucial for recovery.

And that byproducts of less than optimal foods and environments can make us feel worse.

BUT sometimes it's not that easy...

We are too cold,
too hot,
too tired,
too confused,
too much pain to think or plan a meal (let alone cook one!),
and have too much information and don't know where to start.

So many times we just go back to our (less than optimal) old habits.

We know this because we are just like you. That's why we figured out ways to make cleansing simple, nourishing/strengthening, and easy to follow.

One of the simplest things you can do is to properly Food Combine.

In our "Late Summer" Program, we follow food combing for a short time for an enjoyable cleansing experience without deprivation!

marc-weill-food-combine-titler-large-jpgFood combining is a theory that eating simply and in right combinations will greatly improve digestive function. Foods have different digestive rates, sugars and enzyme structures. Therefore, mixing many different in the same meal can confuse and slow digestion leading to fermentation and reduced nutrient absorption.

In food combining, less is truly more, which may not always be easy to do, but for a cleanse it makes perfect sense. Enjoy as much food as you want — just in the correct combination. This way you will build and cleanse at the same time and never feel deprived.

In our Late Summer Cleanse we honor the most basic 3 rules in food combing:

  • Eat fruit alone
  • Do not eat both animal protein and starch at the same meal
  • Do not eat both fruits and vegetables at the same meal
  • Note: Cucumbers, celery, lettuce and leafy greens combine with anything
  • Time Between Foods:

  • After eating fruit, wait 30-45 before eating a meal
  • After eating a heavy protein meal, wait 3 hours before eating fruit

  • Discussion with Marc Weill about Food Combining

    Food Combining Chart

    There are many, many food combining charts online. This one is very simple and easy to follow. We agree with most of this chart. Remember, the most important thing is to not mix fruit with a heavy protein meal (not on this cleanse at least ;)


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    Go deeper with us in our Late Summer Program.

    Learn More Here

Fig Ball BiteFigs, almonds, and coconut are all healthy super-foods in their own rite. Figs, in particular, are an incredibly nourishing food, as well as a gentle and effective anti-parasitic and can help with elimination. Figs contain an enzyme called ficin that is a well known parasite remedy worldwide.

We created this "Treat-ment" as part of "The Fall Sessions" (as we move into Winter) so our group can start feeling the power of "food as medicine" in a delicious way. The anti-parasitic properties of these Figgy Fudge Balls will get things moving.

Our “Treat-ments” are recipes made with active foods that are beyond delicious and designed to optimize your health -— namely, releasing parasites and boosting immunity.

More on understanding our "Treat-ments" (and why some sugar is important) with expert Ann Louise Gittleman...

These recipes are a wonderful way to keep yourself healthy (so you don’t overindulge) over the holidays. Easy to make and share with friends and family! You can start with our Figgy Fudge Ball recipe below.

PS... "The Fall Sessions" Recordings Package including all of our anti-parasitic recipes (like these Figgy Fudge Balls), guides, interviews and call recordings are on sale now.

How to Make Figgy Fudge Balls

NOTE: Always choose organic.

Ingredients:Figgy Fudge Ball Collage

  • 8 dried Figs
  • 2 T. Almond Butter (exclude if not tolerated), or use Sun Butter
  • 1 T. Coconut Oil
  • 1 T. Shredded Coconut (optional)
  • 2 T. Cacao Powder — use heaping tablespoons if you’d like extra chocolate flavor (exclude if not tolerated)
  • Dash of Cinnamon
  • Dash of Cardamom
  • Optional: Dash of Ginger
  • Pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt, or unrefined sea salt
  • 1 T. Grade “A” Maple Syrup (or 1 soaked date)
  • ** Optional: Add 1/2 teaspoon of Homemade Chai Mix to spice it up a notch and boost medicinal properties
  • ** Optional: Add 1 teaspoon of Chia Seeds to boost the fiber even more

  • Directions:

  • Soak the figs in a bowl of warm water with one drop of organic lemon essential oil for several hours, to soften and hydrate them, and to remove any residue from the fruit.
  • Rinse well, until the water runs clear.
  • Roughly chop up the figs, and place them into a food processor; pulse for a few seconds.
  • Add the almond butter, coconut oil, shredded coconut, chocolate powder, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt.
  • Pulse for about 10 seconds, stir, then pulse about 5 seconds more. The mixture should be well-blended and resemble fudge. Pulse longer if needed.
  • Scoop out one tablespoon at a time onto a cookie sheet. You can avoid sticky hands if you use two spoons — one to scoop, then transfer to another spoon, dropping at the same time, onto the sheet.
  • Sprinkle each piece with shredded coconut.
  • Place the cookie sheet into the refrigerator for one hour to harden the fudge.
  • After one hour, take the cookie sheet out of the refrigerator, and roll each ball in your hands, mixing the coconut into the ball.
  • Give these Figgy Fudge Balls to people you love this Holiday Season, and most importantly, to yourself! Enjoy!
  • ** NOTE: Don't leave out too long or they will turn to mush! Eat immediately after taking out of fridge.
  • ** NOTE: Please drink plenty of fluids. This is a high fiber food. Remove nuts/chocolate if intolerant. Before adding new foods to your diet, consult with your health practitioner.
  • ** NOTE: Please remember... when adding any new food, herb or spice to your diet or protocol, please be sure to check with your doctor if you are unsure. We are not practitioners we just share information from some of the health leaders we love and from personal experience. Everyone is so unique and we can't possibly know your background and health history. Choose what works for you. LLLM content is for your information only and not to replace any medical or psychiatric care.

  • Healing Properties of Figs

    FIGS: Figs have amazing benefits and healing properties. They are high in digestive enzymes, and contain proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. They contain ficin, a proteolytic (protein-breaking) enzyme similar to papain in papayas and bromalain in fresh pineapple. In addition, ficin has some laxative effects. Together, the lignin and the ficin make figs (particularly dried figs) an efficient laxative food. They have a very high vitamin and mineral content, with significant amounts of Vit A, B, and C, and potassium, magnesium, and calcium. They are very high in fiber, and can therefore help with constipation. They also have anti-ulcer and anti-bacterial properties. Figs have historically been shown to pull toxins out of the body. They are very cleansing to the kidneys, and can pull obstructions from the liver, kidney, and gallbladder. They can also relieve inflammation in the kidneys and bladder. Because figs contain tryptophan, they can be helpful for insomnia. Fresh figs are available from June to September. Dried figs are great, too. Soak them in water and organic lemon essential oil to rehydrate them and to remove any traces of dirt or residue. Always choose unsweetened and organic.

Feeling Good Close JPGWhen we have Lyme (and associated illness) we often get stuck feeling like this is going to be forever. We search long and hard for the next “magic bullet” only to feel more lost.

It seems we get so focused on “a cure” that we lose touch with the fact that our body needs some fundamental things to heal and to stay well.

And often, these essentials (although not directly killing the bugs) make a profound difference in how we feel.

As part of this week's "Summer Open House," Dana and Brent discuss with Marc Weill "Self-Care Tools to Navigate Recovery" (full interview below).

Here's a short clip about how close feeling better can be
[5 minutes]:

"Sometimes I'm just 2 nights of good sleep away from feeling AMAZING!"

Listen to our FULL Interview (with Q&A) here [90 minutes]:

(see topic list below)

Download: Right-click here to download this full interview.

In this call, Dana, Brent and Marc Weill discuss:

  • Microbe bi-products causing symptoms
  • Why herxing isn’t a good long term strategy
  • The 3 critical foundations for recovery
  • Lymph and acid pH
  • Buffering acidic toxins (and pain in the body) with minerals
  • How toxins steal energy from digestion
  • Blood sugar and the immune system
  • Food fears
  • Food reactions vs detox reactions
  • Feeling better is closer than you think
  • The power of Oxytocin
  • Live Q: How to manage fears of eating out and parasites
  • Live Q: Anxiety, panic attacks: minerals, copper toxicity, EMF exposure
  • Live Q: Choosing a treatment path and trusting your body again

Marc Weill Lyme Less Live More Detox GuruMarc Weill is founder of Core Care Center in San Francisco and New York. His main focus is treating chronically ill patients, with special focus on Lyme disease. Marc comes with enormous breadth of knowledge and 40 years of hands on experience. He is down to earth, relatable, (funny) and makes complex issues simple to understand.

We are so honored to have Marc as a faculty member of Lyme Less Live More and a core asset in our Seasonal Cleanses.

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clothes lying down FB JPGIn our Lyme Less Live More Spring Cleanse, we are looking at all the opportunities that we can detox, cleanse, and clear body and mind.

Before we start to unburden and "de-clutter" our bodies we need to make a clear space. Clearing and organizing your physical space makes room for new and fresh possibilities in your life. And, it doesn't have to be a lot.

Listen to this short excerpt from a Fall Cleanse "Huddle" about "De-cluttering Our Lives." We talk everything from laundry to supplement overwhelm. Get Inspired!

Right-click here to download this MP3.

Do you own a lot of stuff or does your stuff own you?

Step one in our Lyme Less Live More Spring Cleanse is to de-clutter our lives.  Dana tackled her old supplements bottles, and Brent is working on his piles of laundry... what do you need to clean out?

Choose a closet, cabinet, desk, bathroom drawer, supplement cupboard, handbag, refrigerator -- anything as long as you do it!

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And... we want YOUR before and after shots! We are sharing them inside our Spring Private Facebook Group.

Also, great article here about how de-cluttering is the first step in feng shui and relieving negative thinking, depression and pain.

Clearing the way!

Dana and Brent


PS... Our Spring Session registration is NOW open.  Learn more about how to get in here.