Kristofferson, a famous country music singer, was misdiagnosed with Alzheimer’s for years.

Only recently did they discover they had it all wrong.

The primary reason for their diagnosis was because Kristofferson became increasingly confused and suffered memory loss and was “slowing slipping away” according to his wife.

“He could always remember songs, music is deeply embedded in the brain,” said Lisa, who added that she was painfully aware after the diagnosis that Alzheimer’s is fatal.

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.

In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that more than 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s.

Little know fact about Kristofferson is that he was a former Golden Gloves boxer. Because of the nature of the sport, getting your head punched in on a regular basis, he chalked it up to collateral damage.

The problem was, even though he blamed boxing for his dementia, had started to develop other unrelated symptoms which baffled his doctors. In effect, they were also treating him separately for fibromyalgia, cardiac arrhythmias, and sleep apnea.

Wow. Can you even imagine?

Finally, his wife took him to get alternative advice and found an integrative doctor who was able to synthesize the information in a new, holistic way, and connect the dots. They concluded Kristofferson had Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is often misdiagnosed and can cause complete havoc on someone’s health. It is a bacterial infection typically caused by getting bitten by a small insect called a tick.

The life-changing diagnosis…

As soon as Kristofferson stopped taking the drugs for Alzheimer’s and started getting treated for Lyme disease he came back to life. This included 30 days of hyperbaric oxygen and injections of antibiotics.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment which enhances the body’s natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber.

Within just three weeks of starting treatment, his wife Lisa said her husband “suddenly came back. His whole personality came back after three years.”

Take full responsibility for your health…

The moral of the story is that sometimes you need to get a second, third, and even a fourth opinion when it comes to your health. If something doesn’t seem right, then chances are that it’s probably not (this is called intuition). Your body usually knows if something is wrong, you just need to listen closely, and patiently.

Ultimately only YOU are responsible for your own health. Doctors aren’t infallible Gods, they are human (with good intentions), and we should have faith in them… to a point.