In this modern world knowingly or unknowingly we expose ourselves to many invisible hazards.
We are hooked on wireless technology and there is a negative side effect to all of this. Evidence shows that just a few minutes of mobile use begins to heat brain tissue and affect the cells. Continue reading →
When I was first diagnosed with Lyme disease I spent countless hours searching for the best ways to heal, the surefire treatments that would get me out of this hell as soon as possible. I read every piece of advice I could find, desperate for hope that I would get better, that everything would be ok. Continue reading →
I continue to encourage suffering victims of chronic Lyme disease that researchers will vanquish the politically corrupt medical doctors through scientific studies. Yet as the evidence continues to mount in support of chronic Lyme disease, the following comment was caught in an email by Yale Professor Durland Fish who is an author of the IDSA Lyme Guidelines:
“This battle cannot be won on a scientific front. We need to mount a socio-political offensive; but we are outnumbered and outgunned. We need reinforcements from outside our field.”
What ever happened to doctors wanting to help patients get better?
I was recently emailed a question about how to determine if you are overloaded with neuro-toxins. I had brought this issue up recently because my personal LLMD recently indicated his conviction that one of my major road-blocks to full recovery is due to my own severe problem getting rid of neuro-toxins after a major bacteria, fungus and parasite die-off that causes neuro-toxins to build up in my system (very few infections cause a “Herxheimer” effect or neuro-toxin build-up.) Continue reading →
Candida is a very unpleasant side effect from taking antibiotics, which for many people with chronic Lyme, can be a serious complication. For others Candida may be a minor irritation that is just one more symptom of a weakened immune system and/or bad health.
Other factors that contribute to yeast overgrowth is hormone imbalances, blood pH acidity, body temperature, food allergies, and even emotional/stress issues. Continue reading →
A USDA report published last November revealed that sand flies — tiny, winged gnats often called no-see-ums — were biting troops in Iraq as many as 1,000 times in a single night. These pests are also rife in the Middle East, Africa and Afghanistan.
The unexpected arrival of Lyme disease (one soldier in particular showed a classic bulls-eye rash but worked in a garage all day and had no exposure to ticks nor any memory of a tick bite) has caused many to scratch their heads. Could the sand flies be spreading Lyme? Continue reading →
Thanks to Don for this great information about “Diatomaceous Earth” otherwise known as “DE”.
There have been many statement of the possible benefits of DE including the possibility that it can assist in the breakdown of biofilms. Don wrote to me with the following facts which I have checked out and found to be solid research. Continue reading →
Perhaps it is too early for some to applaud the new blood culture to diagnose Lyme disease. In spite of the fact that all testing so far shows the test to be 100% accurate (barring contamination which can impact the results by up to 6%,) Medscape’s Medical Journal recently published “Lyme Culture Test Causes Uproar” jumping on this test as if it is a plot to get people who have aches and pains, and think they have Lyme disease due to the internet, to spend money on a test that hasn’t been adequately validated. Continue reading →
Every successful Lyme protocol has some form of diet restrictions. Having been to many different LLMD’s and studied a wide variety of Lyme protocols I can tell you that they all have a common goal: to help bolster your body’s own healing powers in order to get the best chance for your Lyme protocol to succeed.
It seems obvious, but you would be surprised how many people are “desperate” to get well and yet continue certain eating or drinking habits that are destructive. I have some grievous weaknesses in that department as well but have decided that this is the ALL or NOTHING year for me – including diet. But which diet is the best? Continue reading →
I thought you would all be interested in this story from Jimmy Branch about his son’s life-threatening experience with chronic Lyme. This story was sent to me from Florida Detox Wellness Center in Florida regarding Dr. Rick Sponaugle, who comes highly recommended by my own LLMD in Spain (Dr. A. Prokop.)
“A successful year of college, a cute girlfriend, and a sport truck – life was good for 20 year old John Branch. Youngest of 5 children, a secure family life, living at home, it takes a lot to rock your boat. Never sick, never any drugs…life was easy. However, a perfect storm of genetic and environmental conditions was brewing. Below the surface of our awareness, conditions that would steal and destroy John’s life, health and personality were coming together.” Continue reading →
This post is written by Deirdre athttp://lymeinchronicillness.com/- a very informative and personal blog about a family struggling together with different symptoms and the failure of traditional medicine to treat them. Deirdre writes:
“Several years ago, my husband, three children and I were all diagnosed with Chronic Lyme disease. After years of strange symptoms, our “outside the box” pediatrician agreed to test us for Lyme disease. And he ACTUALLY tested us for Lyme- by blood work- not “muscle testing” or a good guess that that might be what we have.” Continue reading →
This interview was written and published byShelley 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →