We want to thank Dr. Wilson for speaking to our group in March.
Dr. Wilson began speaking about the importance of ATP on mitochondria regeneration in the treatment of Lyme. Things that cause a breakdown of course is infections, stress, pollutions, heavy metals, drugs and poor diet, etc. The inner membrane is also loaded with proteins involved in electron transport and ATP synthesis. This membrane surrounds the mitochondrial matrix, where the citric acid cycle produces the electrons that travel from one protein complex to the next in the inner membrane. At the end of this electron transport chain, the final electron acceptor is oxygen, and this ultimately forms water (H20).
A few main points from the meeting:
1. Autonomia: Autonomic nervous system is the system that is used for things we do like breathing, our heart beating, regulation of the gut, etc. … things we don’t have to think about, it just automatically happens. Lyme messes up the nerve tissue of the autonomic nervous system, you body goes into fight or flight. Anxiety and rage, then your autonomic nervous system will respond to this and you will get symptoms like sweating, dizziness, heart palpitations, etc.
2. Oxidative stress often effects vision and hearing loss. The inflammation in the optic nerve starts to unravel and you get pain. All of your body has nerves and nerve ending and the insulation is getting stripped, which results in pain.
3. POTS: annoying symptoms when a person goes from sitting to standing, laying to sitting, you get dizzy. This is because you don’t have the mechanism to get the blood flowing to the brain, therefore not enough oxygen is not getting to the brain.
4. Gastroparesis: where you stomach stops contracting and moving food through the GI track or the valve is not working correctly.
5. Hypothalamus: Having hunger all the time or not being hungry at all. Temperatures are not regulated in the body.
6. Sleep/wake cycles are often seen in Lyme patients. Lyme messes up the circadian rhythms. You must get sleep if you are going to heal. Treatment may be necessary to get you to sleep through the night in a deep sleep.
There was much more discusssed that was very helpful. We encourage you to attend our meetings to educate yourself on Lyme, how it effects the body, and how it can be treated.
We learned a great deal from Dr. Wilson, and we appreciate his continued support of the North Texas Lyme Group.