It is estimated that there are over 100 strains of Borrelia in the US, and over 200 strains worldwide, but IDSA recommended testing is still based on one lab-identified strain called B-31. This strange and unconscionable state of affairs has been gradually making itself known over the last decade. Recently a young boy Continue reading
As if we don’t have enough to worry about, now there is a genetic defect that can also cause health-related havoc. The MTHFR gene mutation also known as methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, is a genetic polymorphism, or what is seen as a genetic variance or flaw in today’s science. One in every two people may have this variance — about half of the population. Continue reading
Their parents, Jim and Wendy, call it their last ditch effort, their only hope after nine years of searching for answers, after seeing endless amounts of doctors who couldn’t treat Lyme disease. Continue reading
Take a look – this short combat guide is for people who are looking for alternative protocols to fight chronic Lyme disease. I use this method in conjunction with antibiotics, and believe it to be effective. Find it here at Amazon.
As with other alternative protocols, don’t embark on any protocol without the support of a licensed medical doctor. Anecdotal stories are all good and well, but we are all unique and need the medical expertise of a professional to help us to eradicate the Lyme infection and recover quality of life.
Now that science has accepted Borrelia has “persister” forms of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, there is new support for finding a cure to the chronic form of Lyme disease. Continue reading
I couldn’t help myself. Even though I know how stubborn and self-righteous the naysayers can be, I was pulled into the fray in a recent editorial debate regarding a long article about chronic Lyme disease in Science Based Medicine’s online journal. SBM posted an article last week, Chronic Lyme Disease – Another Negative Study which I could not let go unanswered. Continue reading
Finally the Ceres Lyme test has come to market. This new test will benefit everyone. Not only does it reliably detect early Lyme disease, but it is able to detect chronic cases of Lyme disease as well. Continue reading
The Mayday Project, a Lyme patient advocacy group, is making waves in DC as it tackles the IDSA/CDC stranglehold on Lyme disease. Continue reading
Every 67 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s disease in America. Chances are that you or someone you love has the disease, and unfortunately there is no cure. And until recently the cause of Alzheimer’s disease was only speculated on. Continue reading
The discovery of biofilms and the nature of chronic Lyme disease was first documented by Dr. Eva Sapi in 2010 igniting a storm of controversy. Her discovery, dating back to 2008 was revealed Continue reading
For those of us with chronic Lyme disease, pain often determines not only the process of discovery but the course of our recovery. Continue reading
These two tests are not available yet, but they give hope to the millions of people currently suffering from the symptoms of chronic Lyme disease who hang in the medical wind without diagnosis or treatment. Continue reading
The following article from John Hopkin’s Lyme expert, Dr. Paul Auwaerter recently released a video presentation (5 min) and the following:
Hello. This is Paul Auwaerter with Medscape Infectious Diseases, from the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins. Tickborne infections continue to surprise us. Lyme disease historically has been the top vector-borne illness in North America, with 20,000-36,000 reported cases annually, although estimates suggest that the actual number of cases occurring in the United States annually might be upwards of 300,000.
A novel new treatment may soon be available from Ixodes, a Swiss pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic products for the prevention of Lyme Disease. Continue reading
Lyme patients and advocates from across the U.S. will gather for a “We the People” rally at the U.S. Capitol on May 19. The next day, simultaneous solidarity rallies will be held at the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) headquarters in Arlington, VA, and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, GA. Continue reading
Yolanda Hadid, previously Yolanda Foster of Hollywood Wives fame, recently shared her story with Dr. Oz in a special episode revealing her four year struggle. Continue reading
Everyone can agree that a Lyme vaccine is necessary but unfortunately funding continues to be an issue. In spite of that, there have been advances towards two very unique vaccine approaches. Continue reading
A combination of treatments (non-antibiotic) seem to be effective for some patients being treated in Utah. Dr. Brett J. Earl, MD, a prominent Lyme disease expert at the Functional Alternative Research (FAR) Clinic in Bountiful, Utah reports successful treatment at his clinic using a combination of six separate and distinct modalities to treat Lyme disease. Continue reading
This is a fabulous interview recently published by Huffington Health between Lyme activist Dana Parish and a respected oncologist from Duke who suffered with challenges of chronic Lyme disease: Continue reading
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has broken ground again on understanding and treating chronic Lyme disease. Continue reading
Vicki Gould has suffered greatly with chronic Lyme disease, and has had the courage to forge through her travails to find a silver lining to the cloud of pain. In her article, “What Chronic Lyme Disease Taught Me About Life”, she describes her journey as a discovery to live life to its fullest and most of all without regrets.
Lyme disease does not respect age or status, and anyone who goes outdoors can have a tick land on them and end up with Lyme disease as Mayor Chris Corrie found out. And like Mayor Corrie Continue reading
If you haven’t heard of the spoon theory, you could be missing an excellent tool for communicating to your loved ones how difficult it is to function even though you may look perfectly fine. This will resonate
Wall Street Journal recently published an article on chronic Lyme disease. That’s right, they actually Continue reading
Hannah, an amazing young woman with a dream to play professional ice hockey with her sights set on the Olympics. It all came crashing down for her when she was diagnosed with Lyme disease and had to battle fatigue, joint pain and depression. Continue reading