Host: Ottawa Herb Society
Location: Ottawa Citizen Building, 1101 Baxter Rd, Ottawa, ON K2C 3Z3
In this free two hour workshop Steven Martyn of The Sacred Gardener will share his story and insights of how he has healed himself and others from chronic lyme disease with herbs, followed by a Q&A. Steven will give you effective approaches to prevent lyme infection, recognize and treat early symptoms as well as treatment for chronic lyme. Participants will be given a hand-out with resources and a basic treatment outline.
Lyme is one of the most complex diseases known and much fear and dread surrounds it. But like all diseases, it can just as easily be seen as a healing agent and as part of the Earth’s homeostasis. Spirochetes, which are the central player in the complex team of pathogens known as Lyme, are amongst the oldest creatures on the planet. So, the bad news is they’re very well adapted. Once they have bloomed and become established in someone’s system, (tick, deer, mouse or human), they are very difficult and maybe impossible to get completely free of.
The good news is, as bacteria go, Lyme is actually very weak and can do little damage if left on their own. The only way Lyme can bloom in the body and cause big problems is with the help of its cohorts, like babesia, bartonella, candida and over a hundred others. The Lyme team has such adaptability, intelligence and diverse effects on the body because of its multi-pronged process for colonization. So, we in turn must also take a multi-pronged approach in its treatment. For many reasons we can’t treat Lyme (once established) with antibiotics. But we can treat Lyme by understanding each player of the Lyme team and dancing them into submission, though treating each player and affected system of our body accordingly.
“I was already a long-standing folk herbalist with an M.A. in traditional plant use when I realized I had chronic Lyme, and it still took me a year to figure out the basics. I have successfully treated myself, and many others who have chronic Lyme in becoming symptom free with herbs.”
Steven Martyn, M.A. (traditional plant use), B.F.A. honours, artist, farmer, wildcrafter, builder, teacher, writer, visionary.
Steven has more than thirty years experience living co-creatively with the Earth, practicing traditional living skills of growing food, building and healing. Steven created Livingstone & Greenbloom in 1986, Toronto’s first green landscaping company. In 1996, he created the Algonquin Tea Company, North America’s premiere bioregional tea company. He has given talks and run workshops internationally for more then twenty years and has taught at Algonquin college since 2000. In 2014 Megan and he started the Sacred Gardener Earth Wisdom School. Steven released his first book, “The Story of the Madawaska Forest Garden” in 2016. “Sacred Gardening” will be released in early 2017.