Chronic Lyme Disease From Pregnancy

Chronic Lyme Disease From Pregnancy

This interview was written and published by Shelley White,  for San Antonio Lyme Disease Examiner

As a late stage Neurological Lyme Disease warrior, I am aware of the controversy concerning the disease and how little information on chronic or late stage Lyme is known to the public. Getting diagnosed for Lyme Disease can take years, due to the fact that Lyme mimics other diseases. Continue reading

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Finally a Gold Standard Diagnostic Test For All Species of Borrelia

Finally a Gold Standard Diagnostic Test For All Species of Borrelia

As of August 1, 2012, Advanced Laboratory Services (photo credit) has a new diagnostic test for Lyme disease that was developed with the help (as a consultant NOT owner, stockholder or sales rep) of Dr. Joseph Burrascano.

This new test is a blood culture that identifies the bacteria itself rather than searching for a certain concentration of antibodies, and its 100% reliable for any strain of Borrelia barring contaminated samples. Continue reading

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Sign Petition to President Obama to Revise IDSA Guidelines RE: Lyme Disease

Sign Petition to President Obama to Revise IDSA Guidelines RE: Lyme Disease

Here is our chance to stand up to the IDSA’s faulty Lyme guidelines that were released by them in 2006. These guidelines effectively state there is no such thing as chronic Lyme disease and it can easily be treated using their 2 tier system.

Two devastating results of these guidelines: people who catch the disease in time to completely cure it are frequently misdiagnosed or not given enough abx to eradicate the disease completely which causes chronic Lyme which is very difficult to treat much less cure. Continue reading

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Hope for Those With Chronic Lyme – Diagnosis, A True Story

Hope for Those With Chronic Lyme - Diagnosis, A True Story

This comment came across my desk and I felt it deserved a full blog post.

So many are discouraged with years of pain and Lyme symptoms but no diagnostic test results…for anything!  It makes you feel like you are crazy.  Where is all this pain coming from if all these tests show I am fine?

Well, Posy Bass went through her own hell as she describes below, but thanks to the new Advanced Lab Testing she knows she is not crazy but still suffering from Lyme. Continue reading

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Live Streaming for ILADS 2012 Conference

Live Streaming for ILADS 2012 Conference

World’s Leading Lyme Disease Researchers and Clinicians (reported from ILADS)

The Thirteenth Annual ILADS Lyme Disease Conference in Boston, Massachusetts on November 2-4, 2012 was a huge success and was our biggest conference to date. Continue reading

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New York Times Reports Tiny Study as Irrefutable Fact

New York Times Reports Tiny Study as Irrefutable Fact

Earlier this month the New York Times sent a tidal wave across the newswires stating that “Recurring Lyme Disease Symptoms Caused by New Infection – Not From Relapse” (11-15-12). To quote the major points of the article written by Denise Grady: Continue reading

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Fighting Chronic Lyme Disease With Byron White Formulas

Fighting Chronic Lyme Disease With Byron White Formulas

Dr. Wayne Anderson, a Lyme-literate doctor who practices in Mill Valley, California, was interviewed by Joanne Quinn for the  Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine about his experience treating Lyme disease.

Having practiced medicine for 30 years, he has incorporated the Byron White Formulas into his practice with great results. He uses Naturopathic and allopathic tools in this endeavor. In the early 90’s he met Dr. Burrascano who inspired him to consider that many of his Chronic Fatigue cases could be Lyme disease. Continue reading

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How to Understand Lyme Tests and Prove Chronic Lyme Disease

How to Understand Lyme Tests and Prove Chronic Lyme Disease

If you think you may have Lyme disease, or worse yet chronic Lyme disease the following information is crucial for getting accurate test results. Countless people have experienced negative Lyme test results from trusted doctors who have verified that their nagging to severe symptoms were likely caused by Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi). Continue reading

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New Biofilm Research Continues to Prove Chronic Lyme Disease

New Biofilm Research Continues to Prove Chronic Lyme Disease

October 25, 2012 Dr. Eva Sapi was finally able to publish a ground-breaking paper on the role of biofilms in chronic Lyme.  

This vital work was rigorously reviewed by peers before publication which can be an exhausting process but one that yields the required credibility for skeptics (especially the non-believing mainstream medical community). Continue reading

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Mayo Clinic Reveals Study on MS Which Supports Chronic Lyme Disease.

Mayo Clinic Reveals Study on MS Which Supports Chronic Lyme Disease.

New research shows MS,  an auto-immune disease to likely be caused by another  infectious disease.  Could this be why so many people are diagnosed with MS and are later diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease?

According to information released by Mayo Clinic last year, Dr. Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D., co-lead author of the study (which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine) shows startling results at odds with what was previously believed. Continue reading

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Encouragement for Those Suffering From Chronic Lyme Disease

Encouragement for Those Suffering From Chronic Lyme Disease

(Picture courtesy of Andrew Milligan/PA Wire) This is some special encouragement for those of you suffering from chronic Lyme or any other type of pain or self-doubt.

Believe in yourself and never judge a book by its cover!  Watch this (watch again if you’ve seen it before…its worth watching over and over!)

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Presenters at Lyme Forum in NY Delivers New Info and Commitment

Presenters at Lyme Forum in NY Delivers New Info and Commitment

Skidmore College hosted LymeNextForum took place on May 21, 2012 at in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Here are video links and the news as reported by Channel 13: Posted at: 05/21/2012 4:53 PM | Updated at: 05/21/2012 5:51 PM
By: Mark Mulholland

Saratoga Springs Forum Focuses on Public Health Crisis Continue reading

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Resveratrol in Buhner Protocol Fights Chronic Lyme Disease

Resveratrol in Buhner Protocol Fights Chronic Lyme Disease

Resveratrol is a compound that various plants make to fight off bacteria, fungi, and other microbial attackers, and also to withstand drought or lack of nutrients.

It has been found in red and purple grapes, blueberries, cranberries, mulberries, lingonberries, peanuts, and pistachios (just to name a few).

In 1992, two Cornell University plant scientists suggested that resveratrol might be responsible for the cardiovascular benefits of red wine.  Continue reading

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Success With the Buhner Protocol

Success With the Buhner Protocol

This inspirational healing story was published in 2008 and deleted by the hacker who destroyed this blog last April.  I was delighted to find a copy to reprint for those who are considering the Buhner protocol.  Remember, we are all different and respond to different treatments.

Many thanks to Nancy for sharing her story – and please note she is not representing herself as a health practitioner, but a fellow sufferer of chronic Lyme disease that found her way back to complete recovery. Continue reading

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Fear Spreads in Missouri Over New Tick-borne Disease

Fear Spreads in Missouri Over New Tick-borne Disease

In a new study released on August 29, 2012, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease  Control and Prevention said that a new “phlebovirus,” (a distant cousin to one recently identified in China,) has been identified after putting two men in the hospital in critical condition.

Health Day News interviewed the CDC and discovered that it is thought to be carried by the one Star Tick. Continue reading

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Treatment Fatigue with Chronic Lyme Disease

Treatment Fatigue with Chronic Lyme Disease

It is bad enough to suffer with the profound fatigue that accompanies chronic Lyme disease.  People can’t understand the agony of trying to hold your head up when your body shakes with the effort.

You have to experience it to understand it, and yet those who don’t understand think (and say to us), “Oh, I know just how you feel!  I get so tired sometimes I just don’t want to get out of bed – but sometimes you just have to make yourself.” (This is usually said with a staged smile as if there is actual compassion in the advice to essentially “Get off your rear end and get going!” Continue reading

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New Federal Legislation Unlikely This Year

New Federal Legislation Unlikely This Year

U.S. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Blumenthal are co-sponsoring legislation that would establish a federal advisory committee on Lyme issues, consider a uniform reporting system and boost educational and research efforts to limit the disease spread’s and better treat patients.

On August 30, 2012, the US Senators held a hearing at the University of Connecticut Stamford where over 200 peple attended with many sharing heartbreaking stories of their personal experience with chronic Lyme disease. Continue reading

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Game Changer: Previous Studies on Chronic Lyme Disease Flawed

Game Changer: Previous Studies on Chronic Lyme Disease Flawed

For years, insurance has been withholding treatment for chronic Lyme disease (or even re-treatment after a short course of antibiotics doesn’t work) based on four studies that were conducted in 2001.

Two of the most influential were conducted by Mark Klempner, PhD and published in the New England Journal of Science: “Two controlled trials of antibiotic treatment in patients with persistent symptoms and a history of Lyme disease” New England Journal of Medicine, 2001. 345(2):85-92. Klempner, M. S., Hu, L. T., Evans, J., Schmid, C. H., Johnson, G. M., Trevino, R. P., Norton, D., Levy, L., Wall, D., McCall, J., Kosinski, M., Weinstein, A.]   See studies here. 

Note: Dr. Klempner was soon thereafter hired as Associate Editor of New England Journal of Health.  Hmmm Continue reading

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Important New Insights From Dr. Klinghardt on Lyme Disease and its Treatment

Important New Insights From Dr. Klinghardt on Lyme Disease and its Treatment

The following article was excerpted From the Writings of Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, Ph.D., edited by Eve Greenberg, LPC, CN, Explore Staff Reporter and Director of the Klinghardt Academy of Neurobiology published by Dr. Mercola. Dr. Klinghardt’s has vast experience with Borrelia burgdorferi through his research and professional practice, and he enjoys a highly regarded reputation that reaches between continents and is presented through workshops and lectures around the world. Continue reading

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Can You Really Earn Extra Money Donating Plasma If You Have Lyme Disease?

Can You Really Earn Extra Money Donating Plasma If You Have Lyme Disease?

One of our readers was kind enough to pass on information about a company paying up to $400 per plasma donation from people who are positively diagnosed with Lyme disease.

At first I thought it was a scam and almost deleted the comment but thankfully I checked it out first. Continue reading

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New Diagnostic Tool for Chronic Lyme by Dr. Burrascano

New Diagnostic Tool for Chronic Lyme by Dr. Burrascano

Finally a test we can rely on to diagnose Lyme disease!

As of August 1, 2012, Advanced Laboratory Services (photo credit) has a new diagnostic test for Lyme disease that was developed with the help (as a consultant NOT owner, stockholder or sales rep) of Dr. Joseph Burrascano.  Continue reading

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Chronic Lyme Disease Controversy Continues in Spite of New Evidence

Chronic Lyme Disease Controversy Continues in Spite of New Evidence

A shift in media attention to chronic Lyme can be seen as major national news publications are beginning to report on research concerning chronic Lyme disease rather than just disputing the condition with blanket denials from the IDSA.

For instance, the Wall Street Journal reported on July 3oth (2012) on significant evidence proving the existence of chronic Lyme (at least in mice.) Continue reading

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Bionic 880 -€“ Fact or Fiction – Lyme Disease Cure?

Bionic 880 -€“ Fact or Fiction – Lyme Disease Cure?

When I first wrote about the Bionic 880, it was a relatively new technology  – a photon therapy device, that had claims of 96% cure-rate for people with Lyme disease.

Unfortunately, the treatment was only available by flying to Germany and being treated by Dr. Woitzel.  This could require a lengthy visit for numerous treatments in order to effectively rid the body of Lyme. Continue reading

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One Year Mark For Amy Scher – Her Battle with Lyme Disease

One Year Mark For Amy Scher – Her Battle with Lyme Disease

The details of how embryonic stem cells work are scientifically intricate and at the same time, a miracle. I have been playing tug of war with myself ever since I spoke with the doctor and found out she would accept me as a patient. How can I know this is the right thing? What if for some reason, it didn’t help? To get some personal insight into Amy’s courage is taken from her personal blog: http://www.amybscher.com/Site/Journey_to_India.html Continue reading

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Babesia May Not Show Symptoms

Babesia May Not Show Symptoms

On June 20, 2011, The New York Times published an article, “Once Rare, Infection by Tick Bites Spreads” by Laurie Tarkan; bravely presenting  evidence that shows the alarming spread of Babesiosis  (Babesia – a malaria-like parasite that attacks the red blood cells, and has been considered by many of us to be a common co-infection of Lyme disease.) Continue reading

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