Alternatives to Traditional Treatments for Lyme Disease: Teaching your body to heal itself
An unconventional approach to healing Lyme
Whether you found Advanced Cell Training (ACT) online, were referred to us by a friend or doctor, or know someone who’s gone through our program, you’re here because you or someone you care about is suffering with Lyme disease. You’re looking for a solution that delivers on its promise. You’ve probably tried any number of traditional or alternative therapies with little or no lasting results before landing here. You’re left feeling stuck in an endless cycle of managing symptoms and not sure where else to turn to for help. Sound familiar?
We’ve heard it from thousands of clients in the same position prior to finding ACT – they describe feeling lost and hopeless after so many failed therapies and money down the drain.
ACT is unlike anything else. This unconventional, home-based program can safely train your body to heal from Lyme. No pills, machines, or hocus-pocus. It’s about getting real results using our training code method to tap into your body’s innate ability to heal itself.
You probably already know the ins and outs of Lyme disease and its symptoms, having gone through it, but if not, we’ve included a section at the end of this page that explains the basics. Here, though, we’d like to explain how the ACT method works on Lyme.
Train your body to heal from Lyme or any chronic disease.
Your best line of defense against Lyme disease and coinfections is a healthy and properly functioning immune system.
Not all people who are bitten by an infected tick will become symptomatic. It boils down to the performance of one’s immune system. That being said, if two people are bit by the same Lyme-carrying deer tick, they will display drastically different responses based on how their immune system responds to the invading pathogen – one person’s immune system may kick into high gear, while the other person’s system may kick back and allow the pathogens to slip past its radar.
This notion of the power of a properly performing immune system was proven by scientists who studied individuals infected with HIV/AIDS. Medical researchers found that a significant number of people infected were symptom-free. How could that be? In short, the ten-year study concluded that those who were asymptomatic had better performing immune systems than those who exhibited symptoms.
So, what does that tell us? The key to overcoming (or preventing) systemic bacterial or viral infections – be it HIV/AIDS or Lyme and coinfections – is to find a way to boost the behavioral performance of one’s immune system to reach its highest potential.
That’s where Advanced Cell Training (ACT) comes in.
Using ACT’s proprietary training code method, our clients teach their immune systems to go on active duty by targeting Lyme pathogens or other foreign invaders located in the bloodstream, organs, and cells of the body. In doing so, the body can reclaim its rightful state of homeostasis, wherein the body experiences health rather than illness.
What to expect with ACT
Upon registering for ACT, we will ask you to complete our health forms, which provide us with valuable insight into symptoms you’d like to address, any previous trauma, and your childhood history. Many people come to us with suffering from a variety of symptoms; Lyme affects different people in different ways. We’ve seen: Joint or muscle pain, vision disturbances, trouble sleeping, anxiety, depression, skin rashes, brain fog, digestive issues, tremors, dizziness, memory loss, and cognitive changes, among other symptoms.
Our once-weekly training program is done from the comfort of your own home. You will call us via phone or Skype (if you live outside the U.S.) at the scheduled time for a class call, where you’ll periodically speak to Gary Blier and listen to training codes being read at the end of the call.
In response to the training codes, your body should initiate corrective behaviors and begin ceasing over-and-under reactions, which the medical community has identified as the major causes of inflammation and symptoms.
During the 24 to 72 hours after completing your weekly training, we ask that you closely monitor how your body responds and email us a progress report to inform us of any reductions in symptoms that occurred from doing the most current training code set. The progress report will also provide us with critical clues to help us determine the upcoming week’s training codes.
We want you to be satisfied with the changes you see in your health as a result of doing our program, which is why we offer a risk-free money back guarantee for the first month you’re in our program. You can get a full refund if your aren’t convinced that we are onto something valuable for your health – we promise, there’s no catch!
Lyme success stories
ACT has a long and well-documented track record of helping individuals overcome acute and chronic cases of Lyme disease. Our method retrains the body for optimal health so wellness can be restored on all levels.
Below are several client testimonials, many of which have been signed before a notary public. You may also visit our Facebook page and read how ACT clients, who once felt hopeless after decades of suffering, are speaking freely of their renewed health and freedom from the burden of chronic illness.
“I was sick on and off for 14 years prior to discovering Allergy Alternatives [now known as Advanced Cell Training]. During that time, I visited every kind of doctor known to man, but nobody knew what was wrong with me. Periodically, I would be given antibiotics. My symptoms would improve, but I’d always eventually relapse. With every relapse, the symptoms would get worse. Finally, one physician diagnosed me and put me on IV and oral antibiotics for a year. When I finished the antibiotics, I was a wreck, fearing yet another relapse. Sure enough, one month later, I came back, but now 10 times worse than before. I was devastated when my doctor said, “I don’t know what to do for you anymore.” It was a very difficult day.
“I went to the health food store, determined to do anything and everything to beat the disease. While there, a girl showed me the Allergy Alternatives’ health digest and said to me (regarding Immune Response Training™), “This works.” I didn’t know what to think; I was skeptical, but as I looked through the digest, I realized I knew two of the people in there who had provided testimonials! When I confronted one of them, he said to me, matter-of-factly, “Yes, this works.” So, I figured I had nothing to lose.
“My results with Allergy Alternatives were nothing short of amazing. I took the training classes seriously; I did the codes faithfully and had instant results. After the first week, I noticed a dramatic change and, after 16 sessions, I was totally, 100% Lyme-free! After 14 years of illness, I was healed. I had all the symptoms of chronic Lyme disease: joint pain, enormous fatigue that caused me to be short of breath whenever I’d climb stairs, brain fog that prohibited me from thinking clearly and performing simple tasks, as well as other symptoms.
“For those considering Allergy Alternatives, I would say you have nothing to lose by trying this and everything to gain. I’m a nurse and I would never recommend anything to anyone if it didn’t work. To advocate a therapy that doesn’t work would be the most cruel thing to do to a person suffering from Illness. But because it works I say, do it! You’d be foolish not to try it.”Debbie Samaras
Lyme for 14 years
“I was led to Allergy Alternatives from others in the area who had tried the treatments and we’re seeing changes in their health. I was very hesitant because I didn’t understand the process. I had already tried traditional treatments for Lyme (antibiotics) and a few other natural treatment options, which helped a little.
“After my first session trying Allergy Alternatives [now known as Advanced Cell Training], I found I had more energy, less dizziness, more patience, and I got more work done. It is hard to understand that the body can be trained for immune performance, but it seems to have worked well for me. I had used Rife machine therapies in the past. It appears the brain can do naturally what Rife attempts to do mechanically. This therapy helps the brain engage in killing the pathogens.
“I’ve been exhausted for so many years now that it had just become a way of life. But now, my energy level has surpassed my expectations.”
Before Allergy Alternatives:
- Very little energy
- Headaches monthly
- Daily dizziness
- Sciatic pain 3 times weekly
- Brain fog daily
- Okay sleep
After Allergy Alternatives:
- Great energy
- Very few headaches
- No more dizziness
- No more sciatic pain
- 90% better
- Good, deep sleep
“Allergy Alternatives is certainly one of the best health treatments I have experienced. It is well worth one’s time. The treatments are very personalized, convenient, and easy to do. I always look forward to my next treatment, what I would learn, and how my body would respond.
“If you’ve been trying everything to get better from Lyme, don’t leave this off your list. I can’t believe I’m actually taking ballet again–after 20 years!”Nichole Willis
“I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 1993. I started out feeling like I had the flu. Within 2 months, I was experiencing terrible joint pain. It was extremely difficult to get out of bed and my cognitive function was severely affected.
“After taking two courses of antibiotics, I saw a Lyme specialist who believed I had a gene linked to arthritis that flared up due to the Lyme. She predicted that, in time, it would get better. At that time, I was living on high doses of Motrin for the pain. Brain fog, stiffness, and fatigue continued to plague me for the next 9 years.
“My life became increasingly stressful. To cope with the stress and pain, I was going to bed at 6:30 in the evening, and I still would fall asleep sitting in my chair in the middle of the afternoon.
“I first visited Allergy Alternatives [now known as Advanced Cell Training] in December of 2003, and found that I responded very quickly to the treatments. Within three months, I was pain-free. Years of arthritic symptoms from Lyme disease are gone. My joint pains and stiffness are gone. My high blood pressure has returned to normal and urinary incontinence is just plain not there anymore. The debilitating fatigue and memory loss is better, as is my ability to concentrate. I can now enjoy simple pleasures like reading and watching TV in the evenings, and bending down to pet my dog. I have my life back.”Mary Williams
9 years of Lyme Disease 100% gone
“Six years ago today I was diagnosed with colon cancer, had five minor strokes, then diagnosed with Lyme Disease and multiple co-infections and the start of blood cancer. Today I am cancer free, Lyme symptoms are 99% gone, and no residual stroke effects. ACT gave me back a life better than before.”Melanie Barton Bragg
“ACT is changing the lives of my whole family. My kids and I have had a long history of Lyme Disease and co-infections. I’ve been VERY sick since 2007. After 6 weeks of ACT, my body started passing parasites (worms) that I’ve had since 2003 from foreign travel. The Lyme symptoms improved dramatically, which was my first real indication that Lyme isn’t only a bacterial/viral issue and that parasites are a major source of symptoms and cause of immunosuppression. Now, my body feels better than it has in over 8 years and it’s still improving daily as I shed all my old “friends” and allow my immune system to function the way God intended. I’m getting my life back, working again, and I’m only part way through this program. More importantly, I’m healing in my heart and soul which is allowing my body to no longer be a host to these lower organisms. Thank you Gary, for helping my body heal through “backdoor” methods that create whole mind-body-spirit health. I’m looking forward to having my yearly family picture of us in the ACT green t-shirts!’”Cathleen Baxter
“My eyes opened. A new day to struggle through, wonderful! I sat in bed and slowly took stock of how I was feeling.I assessed that I could probably make it to the bathroom for a shower today without tiring myself out too much. ‘Oh, good grief! I’m so hot!’ And yet the temperature in my room was a chilly 63 degrees. I slowly dragged myself out of bed. Every bone in my body ached, and my joints swore at me under the weight of my body. They protested every movement. My head was pounding. My migraine that started a few days ago still wasn’t gone. I’d had a headache for as long as I could remember. I didn’t know what it was like to not have a headache anymore. My eyes hurt. I didn’t want to keep them open, and just wanted to crawl back into bed. I made my way to the bathroom, a whole 25 feet in all. I undressed and carefully got myself into the shower, praying that I wouldn’t trip or that my strength wouldn’t give out under me. A broken bone was the last thing I needed. My head spun. Moving made me so dizzy. I showered as quickly as I could to get it over with, then wrapped myself in a towel and lay down on the cold tiles of the bathroom floor. Sweet relief! After several minutes, I dragged myself back into my room and tried to force something into my stomach that I did not want to eat at all. I didn’t have the energy to digest anything. My organs hurt…all of them. I could feel things I didn’t even know I had. Finally, after reading to the point where my eyes hurt so badly I couldn’t take it, I drifted into the only relief I had, sweet, sweet sleep.
“When you read that it sounds like an 80-year-old doesn’t it? You picture an elderly person struggling through their day, battling arthritis, and the consequences of old age. It’s not the picture of a seventeen-year-old girl is it? Two years ago, that was a typical day in my life. I didn’t know what to do. All my friends were enjoying their youth, while I was in bed, alone, save for the few visits from my mother to bring me food, and battling depression. Somehow I found the strength to attend a university for a year and a half, but the stress ended up doing me in, and I had to leave.
“I tried everything, from antibiotics, to cleanses, to supplements, to counseling to help with the depression. Nothing worked. It took my mom a long time to convince me to try ACT. I just couldn’t believe that a jumble of letters and numbers would cure me. In the end, it wasn’t my mother who convinced me, but a family friend who had Lyme and had great success with ACT. “On my last straw, afraid that I would end up hurting myself badly if not fatally, if I didn’t get help quickly, I called ACT office and signed up for a class in August of 2012.
“It took a little bit to see any results. One day, I woke up and my headache was gone. Another, I didn’t ache quite as much. Another, I could eat. Another, I wasn’t dizzy. It was amazing. And after leaving school, with the stress of that gone, I rapidly got better. I could go outside without being overwhelmed by heat. I could hang out at night with my friends, and not be so exhausted that I needed to go to bed at 8. I could go out to eat with my fiancé, and not feel terrible the whole time. Soon, my symptoms were close to hitting zero, and I needed one last push to get me back to my old self. Gary did a spiritual session with me, which was one of the most amazing hours of my life. He was able to confirm and show me the things that I believed and knew, by affirming that my body knew the same things subconsciously. And then, the next week, my symptoms hit zero. It was an absolute miracle.
“I am now going places with my family and sightseeing. I am working and going to school part time to earn my Certified Medical Assistant Certification, which I will get soon. I have so much energy, and I feel like a 20-year-old. It has been a painful journey, but ACT gave me my life back. ACT is an absolute gift from God, and I urge anyone who is struggling with Lyme to try ACT. It works. It took me under a year to get my life back. Don’t let your skepticism keep you from getting better. Though God’s mercy with ACT, you can get better. I am praying for all of you afflicted with Lyme. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and you can get there. Just try it. God bless you!”Victoria Murray
“I struggled with Lyme Disease for 10 years. Some days were agonizing, while others were tolerable. I never felt ‘good.’ I never felt healthy and I was always tired no matter how much sleep I would get. My body would ache and the cold New England weather would freeze me to the bone. I couldn’t do much more than work part-time and exist. The brain fog I experienced was not only scary but frustrating. I knew I was smart. I knew I had important and interesting things to say, but my body and brain would not cooperate, they were at war. My boyfriend was fed up with my loss of interest in doing anything fun or adventurous, and I was fed up with feeling like death was an okay option at times. Yes, the pain was that bad.
“For years, I listened to my doctor’s opinions and recommendations on lifestyle and treatment options, none of which provided me any relief. I started to do my own research on natural remedies, all of which seemed to be misleading and expensive. Somehow on my internet search I stumbled across Advanced Cell Training (ACT). It seemed like a scam to me at first. I thought it was just another company willing to take advantage of a sick and desperate person looking for relief.
“Hopeless and willing to try just about anything to regain my life’s normalcy, I decided to call Paul Callahan at ACT and learn what this program is about. He was knowledgeable and charismatic, making me feel at ease, but still a tinge skeptical. I decided to sign up for the next Lyme class. They offer a 30-day money back guarantee, so I figured I had nothing to lose. My progress was slow at first. Things would get better and then quickly regress. After about 2 months, I felt a shift in my life. A weight was being lifted and I could feel the disease becoming weaker with each treatment. About half way through my program, Gary Blier recommended that I do a spiritual session with him. It was a definite turning point in my recovery, things only improved from that point on.
“I was going to write this letter weeks ago, but have been too wrapped up in an amazing 3-week cross-country road trip, something I never would have considered agreeing to a year ago. I have pushed my body to do things I couldn’t even do in high school (like climb mountains), I have energy like I did before I was ever bitten, and my brain function has been increasingly improving even after the program’s completion. This is not a one-size-fits-all program. They work with you and your individual needs both physically and spiritually. I not only gained faith in this treatment, but I was also given the gift of knowledge to the inner workings of this disease, and more importantly, why everything I had tried before failed me.
“I cannot thank Gary and his team enough for putting me back into the driver’s seat of my life. When the disease controls you, it is easy to feel helpless. I can say proudly and confidently that I am not helpless; in fact I understand my body better than ever before.”Samantha Avallone
“I was only 21 years old when I became bedridden with Lyme Disease. A few months later, my body began to shut down. The first thing to go was my vision, then I became lightheaded and dizzy. The fatigue began to set in and I experienced severe air hunger. Just as scary though, were the strong heart palpitations I would feel when I would get out of bed. My eyes became very sensitive to light and I had to cover them all the time in order to avoid pain and soreness. I was unable to focus properly and my memory started to fade.
“My parents were taking care of me but they started to feel very unfamiliar to me because of how bad my memory became. I was terrified that I was going to die or never lead a normal life again. The doctors didn’t believe there was anything wrong with me and told me I was crazy to think I had Lyme because it didn’t ‘exist’ in Canada (where I am from). So, for months I was unsure how to treat it. I finally had a test done for Lyme Disease. Once I knew what I had, I started taking antibiotics for a few months. The antibiotics immediately began to bring me back to life, but I was still unable to work or leave my house. I had horrible symptoms constantly and only got about 30% better.
“My mum reached out to friends and one of them knew someone in Rhode Island who had tried ACT. I knew in my heart this program was going to save my life. I gave it a try and I could immediately feel changes and herxes taking place. Within a few months, I was able to leave my house. I took a trip for my birthday that I never thought I would be able to go on. I slowly started to get better in every symptom area. Within five months, I was able to work again. It actually felt like a miracle! After that, every symptom went from 30% better to 50% to 80% and now I can confidently say I am LYME FREE. I have no lightheadedness and my vision is back to normal. I don’t have heart palpitations anymore, my memory is back, my energy is AMAZING, my concentration is back and the best part is I can breathe again! I don’t think unless you have had Lyme you can really understand what it is like to go through such a horrible ordeal. I think most people in my life thought I seemed fine on the outside, even though the symptoms made me feel like I was dying on the inside.
“Not only does ACT train your body to beat Lyme disease, but it helps you address any unhealed emotional trauma. I am now much more emotionally stable than I ever was. Today I work part-time and go to university full time. I am active, I go to the gym, I surf, snowboard and can eat or drink whatever I want. I honestly owe my life 100% to the Advanced Cell Training program. Without it, I do not know where I would be. I am soon to be 26 years old and I am forever grateful to Gary and the ACT staff for being my guardian angels. I thank God everyday for bringing them into my life!”Erin Robertson
“I am a registered nurse who believes in complementary approaches to conventional medicine. I am a FIRM believer in ACT since it was the only approach that has completely restored my health! My story begins somewhere around 2002 when I began having arthritic pain traveling from joint to joint throughout my body. I had increased difficulty collecting my thoughts, memory issues, brain fog, along with severe fatigue that inhibited me getting through the day. I lacked energy and the ability to complete simple tasks. I remember the day my toes hurt so badly, and I went into a walk-in clinic. I was told by the doctor that I had “classic” late stage Lyme symptoms, but he could not treat me and referred me to another doctor who did a Lyme titer, which came back negative and he would not treat me.
“Four years later I was bitten by a tick. I practically begged to be put on medication and was given Doxycycline for one month. I tested negative again for Lyme and was told I had “feminine” issues and should see my gynecologist or a psychiatrist. I found his comments insulting and knew this was not going to be the doctor to help me. After a long search, I found a Lyme doctor who was compassionate and treated aggressively with many antibiotics and supplements for 2 1/2 grueling years. Though it wasn’t long before my Lyme symptoms returned with a vengeance. I couldn’t bear the thought of antibiotic therapy again.
“In November 2012, I was told by a friend about ACT. I called for the DVD, spoke with Paul Callahan and enrolled in the next class. I am ecstatic to report ALL my symptoms are gone except one and I have been blessed beyond belief by ACT. Advanced Cell Training not only heals the infirmities of the body, but also of the heart! Having regained my life back and being so close to the finish line, I can now say I absolutely recommend ACT!
THANK YOU GOD, TY Gary, TY Paul, and the gals at ACT! You have been wonderful support for me and instrumental in bringing me from start to finish. I am eternally grateful for all that you do!”Eleni Tucker, RN
What is Lyme disease?
Lyme disease is a complex bacterial infection that can be difficult to correctly diagnose because it’s known as an an “imitator” that mimics many other diseases. As a result, misdiagnoses are all too common, making it harder to treat the longer the infection persists.
In the early stages, people often report flu-like symptoms – sore throat, fever, chills, joint or muscle pain, congestion, swollen lymph nodes, stiff neck, and so on. Many people, including doctors, dismiss the symptoms as the flu or common cold. When caught in the acute phase, when the spirochetes are still moving around in the blood, Lyme is highly treatable by antibiotics, which attack the spirochetes in the bloodstream.
Once the bacterial infection spreads into the muscles and nervous system, it makes it more difficult to detect, diagnose, and treat. That is why the more advanced cases can be more challenging to detect via traditional methods, and less susceptible to traditional treatments (via oral or IV antibiotics). Individuals with late-stage Lyme can experience debilitating symptoms such as nerve and joint damage, cognitive decline, cardiovascular issues, and fatigue.
Because the spirochetes move throughout the body, and attack different people in different ways, symptoms of Lyme disease can widely vary and come and go over time. Symptoms can take weeks, months, or even years to emerge after being infected. Meanwhile, the stealthy pathogens go undetected and burrow into cells and tissues, wreaking havoc on body systems along the way.
Common symptoms of Lyme disease:
- Head, face, neck: Hair loss, seizures, headaches or head pressure, white lesions on the brain (MRI), twitching, facial paralysis, TMJ or facial pain, dental problems, sore throat, and chronically swollen glands.
- Eyes: Double or blurred vision, floating spots, eye inflammation or pain, sensory or light hypersensitivity, flashing lights, and conjunctivitis.
- Ears: Unexplained hearing loss or diminished earring, tinnitus, earaches, and sound sensitivity.
- Digestive & excretory: Diarrhea, constipation, irritable bladder or interstitial cystitis, incontinence, nausea, and stomach pain.
- Musculoskeletal: Bone/joint pain or swelling, stiff joints, muscle pain or cramps.
- Respiratory & circulatory: Shortness of breath, persistent cough, wheezing, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, rib soreness, night sweats or unexplained chills, heart palpitations, heart murmur, endocarditis, and heart blockage.
- Neurological: Tremors, burning or stabbing sensations in the body, fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, weakness, peripheral neuropathy or partial paralysis, numbness, tingling, difficulty with balance or walking, dizziness, and hypersensitivity to sensory stimulation.
- Psychological: Mood swings, irritability, bipolar disorder, depression, chronic anxiety, exaggerated emotional reactions, insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and panic attacks.
- Cognitive: Memory loss, brain fog, confusion and disorientation, slurred or slowed speech, and difficulty concentrating or with word retrieval.
- Reproductive: Low libido, sexual dysfunction, menstrual irregularities, breast pain or discharge, pelvic pain.
- General: Fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, fevers (high or low grade), recurrent infections, environmental or chemical sensitivities, unexplained weight loss or weight gain.