Christa Nannos

Christa Nannos

Christa Nannos’ Lyme Hack:

“Hey guys, I’m Christa Nannos, and happy Lyme Disease Awareness Month (check out my podcast interview). One of the biggest things that I can’t stress enough about on my healing journey has been having a positive mindset. Now, I’ve been battling chronic Lyme for the past 12 years. And over a decade of that time, I didn’t even know I had Lyme. I was misdiagnosed over and over again, knowing the whole time I was battling some sort of invisible, chronic illness. So, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect and work on having a positive mindset. Because I had to get through. I had to keep fighting for myself and I actively chose to find joy and find the happy every single day. And I’m here to say that you can do the same thing. There are a few things that really helped me in finding this positive mindset. And that’s finding things to be grateful for every single day, even at my worst. When I was severely depressed, going through extreme Herxheimer reactions, I was able to find something small that I was grateful for. Maybe I was grateful to be able to watch TV. Maybe I was grateful for my legs, that I was able to go for a walk. Or maybe I was grateful that my stomach could eat and digest food and I didn’t feel extremely nauseous or sick afterward. Just finding those little things every day, I found to add up and it created this sense of positivity and will to keep going. That’s my little tip for you guys. That’s how I stay positive and I hope that you can continue to find joy and find the happy and something to be grateful for every single day. You got this.”

Christa Nannos’ Bonus Lyme Hack 1

“Hey, guys, Christa Nannos here with another tip for Lyme Disease Awareness Month. And that is Be Your Own Boss when it comes to healing. You know your body best, you know your body better than any doctor will ever know your body. And let me tell you doctors are not gods, they do not always have all the answers. But you know who does? You do. All right, you want to find a treatment that works with your body, not against your body. So don’t be afraid to pivot, try a different treatment, or see a different doctor. You have to be your own advocate. It’s hard to do, I know. Trust me, I’ve been there. I’ve fired many doctors because of that. And at the end of the day, however you’re going to reach remission is how you’re going to reach remission. Every single Lyme Warrior’s journey is different. And only you intuitively know how you’re going to get there. All right. So, keep that in mind. Be your own boss. You’ve got this, stay strong. I’m rooting for you.”

Christa Nannos’ Bonus Lyme Hack 2

“Hey, guys, Christa Nannos here with another tip for Lyme Disease Awareness Month. And that’s about laughing. When life gives you Lyme, give Lyme laughter. You’ve probably heard that laughter is the best medicine. And honestly, I think people are right. It’s really been helping me heal. In some of my worst, most embarrassing or awkward moments going through treatments, such as colonics. Have you guys ever done colonics? Yeah, well, it’s when someone sticks a tube up your butthole and then you poop for about an hour. And usually, someone’s in the room with you watching. So moments like that, I have to find the humor. I have to laugh it off. Maybe it’s an embarrassing laugh? Sure, whatever you want to call it. I’m laughing, I’m finding joy, I’m lightening up my mood, and I’m feeling better afterward. So, you might be thinking like, gosh, I just can’t find the laughter. I don’t think anything’s funny. And that’s okay. Because there are days when you just gotta cry it out. But if you can, look for something to laugh about. Usually, I find it in my own self, my treatments, and my healing journey. Something ridiculous that I’ve gone through like the colonics or coffee enemas. Everything goes back to my butt somehow. I had to do shots in my butt for a year. Like, why do I have to do so much butt stuff to heal from Lyme, right? That’s funny in itself, the things we go through and the things that we do. So honestly, finding the funny and giving Lyme laughter has truly helped me heal. And I know that it can help you too. So I hope you try to find some laughter today. Stay strong. You’ve got this.”

Christa Nannos’ Bonus Lyme Hack 3

“Hey, guys, Christa Nannos here with another tip for Lyme Disease Awareness Month. And that is, it’s okay to rest. All right? Resting is actually a choice. It’s an active choice of healing. So, I want to push that away of saying, “oh, resting is passive, I’m not doing anything.” Resting is so key to fighting Lyme disease and healing your body. All right? Your body is doing so much work. Day in and day out. Detoxing, killing off bacteria, you name it, your body is fighting so hard for you. So, sometimes the best thing you can do is rest. And it’s not nothing. Resting is not nothing. I want to say that again because a lot of people don’t understand that. Resting is a choice. And it’s an active choice. You’re choosing to heal. So, resting is really important. So, I hope that if you feel like you need to rest, you take this time and do it. You got this.”