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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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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Real Housewives’ Yolanda Foster Is Battling Chronic Lyme Disease!

Real Housewives' Yolanda Foster Is Battling Chronic Lyme Disease!

Here’s something you might not know: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster has chronic Lyme disease. So famous people do get it although there aren’t many who speak out about it.

Unfortunately for Yolanda, she only noticed something was wrong after filming the show!  FitPerez published the following interview. Continue reading

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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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