Ben from California | Lyme Disease

Ben’s Lyme Disease Success Story

“It’s Like Being Tortured In Your Own Body”

Ben's story of healing from lyme disease and mold toxicity | lyme disease treatment testimonial
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Young Father of 3, Life Was Unbearable

Ben had to stop working, he couldn’t father his children, he wasn’t the husband he wanted to be. He felt his life was over, he could not go on. He spent hours watching our patient testimonials on youtube, he knew Sponaugle Wellness Institute was the place he needed to be.

It’s Like Being Tortured In Your Own Body

Ben’s symptoms started after a stomach bug just two years ago. He describes it as “I just never got better.” The chronic fatigue, depression, insomnia, anxiety, headaches and severe brain fog caused Ben to quit his job and lose all interest in everything in his life. The depression was so severe that he spent a week in the psyche ward in an LA hospital. Ben knew he had to get to the bottom of the cause, not just treat the symptoms.

Diagnosis at Sponaugle Wellness Institute

Diagnosed with Lyme Disease, Mold Toxicity, Inflammation and a severely compromised immune system Ben’s symptoms took over his life. He was losing the will to live.

  • Anxiety
  • Brain Fog
  • Headaches
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Depression
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia

Co-Occuring Disorders are often found in patients suffering from Lyme Disease. Benjamin was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease, Mold Toxicity, Inflammation and a severely weakened immune system.

  • Lyme Disease

  • Mold Toxicity

  • Inflammation

  • Compromised Immune System


“Because of you, I am still alive.”

Ben’s handwritten letter to Candace describing how thankful he is and how “Candy” went above and beyond to make him comfortable.

Ben's letter

This Place Is A Light In A Dark World

Ben says he now feels joy. He was in a dark place before his treatment at Sponaugle Wellness Institute and describes SWI as “a light in the dark world of infectious disease.” He feels he can now be the father and husband his family deserves. He’s looking forward to going back to work and providing again. He spent 9 months here and his exit interview testimony is one anyone considering treatment should watch.

“Please know you have played a huge role in saving my life.”

Ben describes treatment as difficult and long. Some days are good, some days are terrible. Ben even came in on weekends for extra help when he was feeling his worst. This is a letter from Ben to Justina on our staff outlining his appreciation for her and how she helped save his life.

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