CBS and SELF Published Story of Chronic Lyme Disease

CBS and SELF Published Story of Chronic Lyme Disease

TODAY’s Ann Curry spoke recently to medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman about Lyme disease and the unfortunate misdiagnosis and resulting struggle for Tula Karras. This is a repost due to a reader’s comment.

Important points brought up by Dr. Synderman is that Lyme is now in all fifty states, and also how  Continue reading

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Happy Ending After Years of Suffering With Chronic Lyme Disease and Morgellons

Happy Ending After Years of Suffering With Chronic Lyme Disease and Morgellons

Treating the Pathogenic Synergy in Chronic Lyme Using Polypharmacy 

 The information in this article can now be found at;       www.lyme-morgellons.com

 

 

 

 

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New Hope for Most Severe Chronic Cases of Lyme Disease! Part Two

New Hope for Most Severe Chronic Cases of Lyme Disease! Part Two

Nattokinase, another “biofilm buster” is being used more frequently by Lyme doctors for the very difficult cases which don’t appear to improve with any other treatments – conventional or non-conventional. 

Unlike lumbrokinase which has been used for less than fifty years, nattokinase has been used for at least 1000 years in Japan. Continue reading

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New Hope for Most Severe Chronic Cases of Lyme Disease! Part Three

New Hope for Most Severe Chronic Cases of Lyme Disease! Part Three

“Serrapeptidase”, better known as “Serrapeptase”, is best known for its ability to relieve pain from inflammation, reduce inflammation, and destroying pathogens. It is suggested to be able to kill Lyme bacteria, a wide variety of fungus (another tool in the fight against Candida) and unfriendly bacteria. Continue reading

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New Hope for Most Severe Chronic Cases of Lyme Disease! Part One

New Hope for Most Severe Chronic Cases of Lyme Disease! Part One

Has anyone heard of Lumbrokinase?  Well, if you haven’t, lumbrokinase is a group of six, novel proteolytic enzymes derived from the earthworm Lumbricus Rubellus, and it is slowly establishing itself as possibly the best and brightest new treatment for chronic Lyme sufferer.

I say “new treatment” because it is new information for me – generously supplied by a fellow “Lymie” Ted Patterson who has tried it and “feels better than he has in years”.  The more I researched this enzyme, the more excited I have become.

First, lumbrokinase has been used successfully in China’s four top hospitals in nerve and infectious diseases since 1995 without any harmful side effects.  Initially used for the potent ability to dissolve blood clots and vein thrombosis, it was soon discovered to improve the quality of blood in a number of ways that are still being discovered.

According to Allery Research Group,  medical reports from leading researchers and doctors have further discovered the power of lumbrokinase to not only dissolve clots which obviously helps protect against heart disease and strokes, but also:

to lower fibrinogen levelsin cancer patients, which is strongly associated in scientific studies with better outcomes,

  • strongly associated in scientific studies with better outcomes, less metastasis, and slower growth of tumors;
  • to offer antiplatelet, anti-thrombotic and self-destructive cellular activity, remarkably regulating hypercoagulation; and most importantly for us,
  • to dissolve bacterial biofilms present in chronic infections in conditions like autism and Lyme disease, allowing antimicrobials and anti-bacterials as well as our own immune system to work effectively and quickly to destroy the colonies that hide behind the biofilms.

Biofilms have been recently discovered as one of the key biological roadblocks to curing many chronic diseases, especially (for our purposes) Lyme disease. It is a remarkable breakthrough, and it ultimately could have a huge effect on Lyme disease sufferers and possibly their life insurance quotes and policies because of a longer life expectancy among those infected.

Peta Cohen, M.S., R.D.,  is the founder of Total Life Center in Northern New Jersey, and has a Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition, was recently interviewed by Allergy Research Group (read entire interview here), and offers these insights into biofilms:

“I do a tremendous amount of testing and assessing the children through urine and fecal analysis. What got me so interested in nattokinase and lumbrokinase was the concept of what a biofilm infection actually is. If you do a medline search on biofilms and platelet aggregation, fibrinogen, and fibrin, boom, it’s there right in your face.

“Bacteria build biofilms by first aggregating together, and then rapidly weaving this protective web or matrix around them.  They build a polymeric matrix. It’s a sticky, gluey, mucus-y goop and it’s got fibrin in it to give it an intact structure. The bacteria recruit fibrinogen to create fibrin as part of that matrix. At that point they can shed their outer membrane, which has the proteins that serve as antigens and as a target of the missile of the immune system. They’re very protected. They’re very crafty in creating a way to survive and procreate and hide from the immune system.”

In neurological Lyme disease, the biofilm is believed to be constructed of actual bits and pieces of our myelin sheath which covers and protects our actual nerves that make up our central nervous system.  So when the immune system calls for killer cells to destroy the invaders, our immune system can actually attack our central nervous system trying to break through the biofilm and destroy the infection which they cannot do.

So, as lumbrokinase dissolves this biofilm, we have hope that our killer cells, or in more critical cases where the immune system is no longer working effectively, antibiotics (pharmaceutical or herbal) will be able to destroy the infection and return us to health!

See product here.

Look for Part Two on “nattokinase”, and please comment if you have any experience to relate regarding lumbrokinase.

To read excerpts from LLD’s who are using lumbrokinase successfully, read:

Two Doctors Use Lumbrokinase to Help Conquer Lyme Disease

(Originally posted on September 28, 2011, updated August 2013)

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Energy for Chronic Lyme Disease Through Mitochondrial Support

Energy for Chronic Lyme Disease Through Mitochondrial Support

According to the most recent scientific studies on human cellular energy, the strength of the mitochondria in our cells is directly related to our energy and critically important to heal and recover from any illness or disease. Especially with chronic Lyme disease (and chronic fatigue syndrome which is a symptom of Lyme disease), building healthy mitochondria can make the difference between success and failure. Continue reading

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Fox News Confirms Chronic Lyme Disease Is REAL.

Fox News Confirms Chronic Lyme Disease Is REAL.

Finally some facts from science released to public without first being censored by IDSA medical militants.

This news segment released August 4, 2013 interviews Dr. Erica Kosal, a woman whose husband was mis-diagnosed with ALS Continue reading

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True Story Behind the Rocky Road to Publication Regarding Evidence of Borrelia Biofilms

True Story Behind the Rocky Road to Publication Regarding Evidence of Borrelia Biofilms

“The Rest of the Story About Getting Evidence Regarding Biofilms of Borrelia Accepted for Publication:”

Written by Alan MacDonald MD; July 24,2013

In the original release of the movie “UNDER OUR SKIN” my parting remarks are about the exciting future of Biofilms of Borrelia.

At the time of filming, we already had the proof in hand, but we had to have a credible published medical paper to be included in the movie. Continue reading

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How to Cope with the Neuropathic Pain from Chronic Lyme Disease

How to Cope with the Neuropathic Pain from Chronic Lyme Disease

Neuropathic pain is the worst kind of pain.

Think of migraines; blood vessels dilate and press against nerves in your head; shingles where a virus attacks the nerves directly; a toothache when the infection behind or under a tooth invades the nearby nerves; neuropathy in any part of the body – usually associated with other diseases like Diabetes but common in chronic Lyme… Continue reading

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New York Times Publishes Article About Chronic Lyme Disease

New York Times Publishes Article About Chronic Lyme Disease

Jane Brody who writes for the New York Times in the health and aging section has written a unique article for mainstream media, “When Lyme Disease Lasts and Lasts…”

As in the New Yorker Magazine article, my biggest complaint has to do with the notion that Continue reading

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Get Reliable Diagnosis For Chronic Lyme Disease – I Finally Did!

Get Reliable Diagnosis For Chronic Lyme Disease - I Finally Did!

In May I received the results from Advanced Lab Services new highly reliable Lyme test.

I was not surprised by the positive results except perhaps that the test really did work (they claim 94 – 99% reliability)!  After decades of negative tests, I prepared myself for more disappointing results in spite of the hype which I have helped spread. The reason I took the test Continue reading

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New Yorker Magazine Writes A Very Interesting Article About Lyme Disease

New Yorker Magazine Writes A Very Interesting Article About Lyme Disease

Read this…very good but inaccurate.

There is a reliable diagnostic test for Lyme now by Advanced Lab Services.  It is pricey ($900 for full screening – all species) but worth it!  I just got back positive results

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Avoid EMF and Heal Faster from Chronic Lyme Disease

Avoid EMF and Heal Faster from Chronic Lyme Disease

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.
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CVID and Chronic Lyme Disease

CVID and Chronic Lyme Disease

What is CVID?

Entering my eighth year of complete disability due to chronic Lyme disease, I have skimmed over the term CVID never realizing that it was part of my diagnosis! Continue reading

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Living With Lyme by Libby Lauer

Living With Lyme by Libby Lauer

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

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Why is There Still a Controversy Over Chronic Lyme Disease With So Much Scientific Evidence?

Why is There Still a Controversy Over Chronic Lyme Disease With So Much Scientific Evidence?

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?

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Cholestyramine for Chronic Lyme Disease?

Cholestyramine for Chronic Lyme Disease?

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

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How to Get Rid of Candida

How to Get Rid of Candida

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

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Sandflies in Iraq Infect Americans Who Bring Home Lyme Disease and Multiple Co-infections.

Sandflies in Iraq Infect Americans Who Bring Home Lyme Disease and Multiple Co-infections.

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

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Dangers of Diatomaceous Earth for Chronic Lyme Disease

Dangers of Diatomaceous Earth for Chronic Lyme Disease

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

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Chronic Lyme Disease Brings Out the Medical Hypocrites

Chronic Lyme Disease Brings Out the Medical Hypocrites

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

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Chronic Lyme Disease Discussed on Diane Rehm Show with Dr. Fallon and Dr. Barthold

Chronic Lyme Disease Discussed on Diane Rehm Show with Dr. Fallon and Dr. Barthold

Researchers continue to work hard at finding a way to cure chronic Lyme disease.  However, it continues to be a daunting challenge to get peer-reviewed research papers published.

So it is exciting to hear un-edited and uncensored information from the head of some of the most advanced research teams discuss their work and the challenges that lie ahead. Continue reading

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Which Diet For Chronic Lyme Disease?

Which Diet For Chronic Lyme Disease?

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

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Miraculous Recovery From Chronic Lyme Induced Coma

Miraculous Recovery From Chronic Lyme Induced Coma

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

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Personal Story Fighting Chronic Lyme Disease

Personal Story Fighting Chronic Lyme Disease

This post is written by Deirdre at http://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

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