Ryan tested positive for Lyme disease. “I now essentially have Lyme disease,” he said. “It seems like that’s something that I will always have. It’s just that, now, I know and I can start to try to build back my immune system so I can fight it off. Again, Epstein-Barr I had shown that virus. This weakened immune system may have allowed that to kind of come back in. On top of that, COVID. So, I had the COVID virus, EBV virus and Lyme disease all were able to show back up. I don’t know which ones necessarily did and which ones didn’t other than Lyme disease.”
Now, “the major things” Ryan is addressing are Lyme disease and mold toxicity. For Lyme disease, he said he’s “responded well” to supplements and dietary changes. He also noted he has a “good team” supporting him.
“I truly believe that we’re on the right path now,” he continued. “I’m very thankful for where we are and for everyone who’s helped us get there, whether that’s doctors, our family support or even all the people that have written in on social media or in other avenues.”
Trista and Ryan also hope to use their platform to help other people in their health journeys. “For anyone out there who is struggling, keep up hope and keep advocating for yourself,” Trista said. “Never stop, never settle for an answer that you don’t believe to be true. Keep advocating, keep looking for answers. It’s your right. It’s your right to find answers and consult with different doctors.”