Episode 189: Big Health Update: Healing from Lyme Disease, Mold Toxicity, + Adrenal Fatigue Pt 1

September 18, 2023

If you’ve been following my journey for the past five-plus years, you’re likely familiar with the health challenges I’ve faced. From battling Lyme disease and mold toxicity to grappling with adrenal insufficiency, it’s been a tumultuous road. I’ve openly shared my experiences, and today, I want to delve into a remarkable turn in my health journey, an experience that defies conventional understanding and rekindles belief in miracles.

Big Health Update: Healing from Lyme Disease, Mold Toxicity, + Adrenal Fatigue Pt 1

The Quest for Healing

Over the past five years, I’ve left no stone unturned in my quest for healing. Countless healing modalities, consultations with a myriad of doctors, and a willingness to explore both Western and Eastern medicine led me on a journey of discovery and frustration. There were moments of improvement, but they were always followed by plateaus and setbacks. I couldn’t find healing in any specific diet or treatment, and I felt stuck in a never-ending cycle of uncertainty.

A Miraculous Encounter 

In July, my family embarked on a nine-hour drive to Ohio, accompanied by my mother and brother. Our destination? A doctor who bridges the chasm between science and faith. This remarkable physician, an MD with a background in cardiac surgery and anesthesiology, possesses a unique gift of healing. Raised in Syria, he has dedicated his life to understanding the physical and spiritual aspects of healing.

A Challenging Episode

Before we dive into my personal experience, let me be clear: this episode challenges conventional beliefs and may not resonate with everyone. If you’re skeptical about miracles or prefer more conventional explanations, this may not be the episode for you. However, if you’re open to exploring the unconventional and hearing stories that defy explanation, keep reading.

A Transformational Encounter

I want to emphasize that this episode isn’t motivated by financial gain or endorsements. I won’t be mentioning the doctor’s name or promoting any specific supplements. Instead, I’m sharing this experience out of sheer amazement and gratitude for the transformation it has brought into my life, as well as the lives of my family members.

A Brief Overview of My Health Journey

For those new to my story, let me provide a brief overview of my health struggles over the past few years. I’ve documented my journey in previous episodes, notably episodes 138 and 183 of the podcast. These episodes offer more in-depth insights into my symptoms, diagnoses, and ever-evolving health challenges.

Unraveling the Complex Health Puzzle

Before meeting the doctor in Ohio, my health challenges primarily revolved around Lyme disease, mold toxicity, Hashimoto’s disease, and adrenal insufficiency. These diagnoses left me skeptical at times, as they often felt like placeholders for our lack of understanding. I remained open to various forms of healing, including both traditional and alternative approaches, but spiritual healing wasn’t initially on my radar.

The Debilitating Symptoms

I want to share some of the debilitating symptoms I’ve faced during this journey to offer insight and support to others who may be navigating their own health struggles. These symptoms were more than just physical discomfort; they became an integral part of my daily life:

1. Extreme Fatigue

The fatigue I experienced was beyond description. It wasn’t merely tiredness; it was a complete and utter physical and mental exhaustion that often left me unable to get out of bed.

2. Memory Loss

I suffered from severe memory loss, struggling to recall even the simplest details of my life. Basic information like my zip code became elusive, affecting my daily routines.

3. Joint Pain and Inflammation

Chronic joint pain and whole-body inflammation became a constant companion. Swollen face, puffy eyes, and even tongue swelling were common occurrences.

4. Unexplained Back and Neck Pain

I grappled with chronic back and neck pain, often accompanied by numbness and tingling in my arms and hands.

5. Low Blood Pressure

My blood pressure dropped to dangerously low levels, occasionally causing fainting episodes. It was a constant battle to stay upright.

6. Sensory Sensitivity

Sensitivity to light, noise, and touch became overwhelming. Even minor stimuli triggered extreme reactions, leading to a perpetual state of fight-or-flight.

7. Headaches and Blurred Vision

Frequent headaches and blurred vision added to my physical and cognitive challenges, making daily tasks even more difficult.

8. Brain Fog

My brain fog was on another level, hindering my ability to work and communicate effectively. It felt like a constant mental hurricane.

9. Muscle Atrophy and Weakness

Muscle atrophy and weakness set in, impacting my physical strength and mobility. Everyday activities became daunting tasks.

10. Digestive Distress

Stomach pain and digestive distress became a part of life. Any food, regardless of its composition, often left me feeling drained and unwell.

11. Mold Sensitivity

Even minor mold exposure triggered severe reactions, making it challenging to stay in certain environments or travel freely.

12. Chemical Sensitivity

Chemical sensitivities, such as reactions to cleaning solutions or air fresheners, added complexity to daily life.

A Conventional Medical Perspective

Over the years, I sought help from numerous doctors and specialists, accumulating a lengthy list of diagnoses and medications. While traditional medicine provided valuable insights and interventions, it failed to offer a comprehensive solution. My treatment plan consisted of multiple medications, dietary restrictions, and a slew of supplements. While these interventions provided temporary relief and stabilization, they didn’t offer lasting healing.

The Turning Point

My first encounter with the physician in Ohio was a turning point. His approach was unlike anything I’d ever encountered in conventional medicine. Instead of focusing solely on the physical aspects of my condition, he delved into the spiritual and energetic dimensions of healing. To clarify, he didn’t dismiss or replace conventional medicine; rather, he complemented it with his unique insights and abilities.

The Power of Prayer and Energy Healing

The doctor explained that his work involves the power of prayer, intention, and energy healing. He believes in the body’s innate capacity to heal when the energetic and spiritual aspects align. His approach, rooted in faith and spirituality, resonated with me at a profound level. It made sense, even if it defied scientific explanation.

A Healing Session

During my initial visit, the doctor conducted an energy assessment and prayed over me. He placed his hands on specific areas of my body, focusing on the flow of energy. It was a deeply spiritual experience, one that’s challenging to describe in words. Despite my skepticism, I felt a profound sense of peace and connection during the session.

The Unexplained Improvement

What happened next is nothing short of miraculous, and it’s something that continues to astonish me. In the days following the session, I experienced a remarkable improvement in my symptoms. My energy levels surged, and my pain diminished. The brain fog lifted, and my memory improved. Even my mold and chemical sensitivities seemed to lessen.

A Glimpse of Possibility

I want to emphasize that my improvement can’t be solely attributed to the session with the doctor in Ohio. It’s part of a broader healing journey that encompasses many factors. But what I can say with certainty is that this encounter offered a glimpse of what’s possible when we embrace a more holistic understanding of healing.

The Role of Faith and Openness

For me, this journey highlights the importance of faith and openness in the healing process. While science and conventional medicine are invaluable, they don’t possess all the answers. There are aspects of healing that extend beyond our current understanding, and we must remain open to exploring them.

Embracing the Unconventional

I understand that my experience with the doctor in Ohio may challenge your beliefs or provoke skepticism. That’s okay. My intention isn’t to convince you but to share a transformative experience that’s changed my perspective on healing. It’s a reminder that the path to wellness is a multifaceted journey, and sometimes, the most unexpected detours lead to the most profound discoveries.

The Journey Continues

As I continue my journey, I’m filled with gratitude for the progress I’ve made. My health isn’t perfect, and I still face challenges, but this experience has rekindled my hope and faith in the power of healing. It’s a testament to the remarkable resilience of the human spirit and the uncharted territories of the mind-body-spirit connection.

My journey is far from over, and I’ll continue to explore various healing modalities while embracing the mystery of it all. Thank you for joining me on this path, and I invite you to share your own experiences and insights in the comments. Together, we can learn, grow, and support one another as we navigate the complexities of health and healing.


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