Living with Lyme Disease


Maddie Tretter was an accomplished Division 1 swimmer at Cleveland State, preparing for the Olympic Trials, when she she started coming down with a laundry list of seemingly unrelated symptoms: panic attacks, nausea, migraines, swollen joints and more.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)


  1. Lyme – Terrible decease and not researched enough – back in 2015 my wife and I caught it (I swam the 4th best 50 Breaststroke worldwide in 2014 my agegroup and am 5 times Danish Champion ) and a fight for several years started – antibiotics only help a short while and one has to keep fighting. We found that the tincture of “Wilde Karde” which we bought in Austria made progress, even if slow, but combined with “STEVIA TINCTURE” helps to get back life fairly quickly. The Stevia tincture kills the bacteria for 85% of the people infected (so not for everybody) but the Borrelia bacteria is a master of hiding, so you need to repeat the cure of taking something like 20 drops twice a day for about 2 – 3 weeks every 3 or 4 months (adapt according to how you feel, more often or less, but it helps quickly, only thing is the body needs time to reguild!)
    Kind regards
    Bob Torkelund

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