Author Archives: Jenna Seaver

The Six Stages of Grief for Chronic Lyme Disease

I recently read a great article called, “The Six Stages of Chronic Lyme Disease” on a blog called Lyme Knowledge (see article here), and it gave me goose bumps as I have discussed this with many other sufferers of chronic … Continue reading

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Managing Chronic Pain Without Drugs

by Jacki Waters Feelings of sadness, anger, and frustration are common when you’re in pain, but when pain continues for months or years, every day can feel like a struggle, and the joy of life slowly starts to fade. Subscribe … Continue reading

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Why Persister Cells Matter

I get questions about the term “persister” cells as it relates to all the recent Lyme research by top tier Universities.  The obvious question being what is the difference between persister Lyme cells and chronic Lyme cells?  The answer? None … Continue reading

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Best Natural Neuropathic Pain Reliever

For most sufferers of chronic Lyme disease neuropathic pain is the hardest symptom to deal with.  Driving most to opiates and anti-anxiety medications, the severe pain induced by nerve inflammation can come and go at any time and is most … Continue reading

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Bill Gates Backs Ceres Nanotrap Lyme Test

By Diana Pryor, CNBC news associate While the medical and health community is putting a spotlight on diseases like Zika, Ebola and tuberculosis, another disease, transmitted by ticks, is getting little notice: Lyme disease. The ticks that carry Lyme disease … Continue reading

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Tick Genome Finally Mapped – What It Means To You

After a decade-long research effort the genome of the deer tick has been sequenced by an international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Geneva Medical School and the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme … Continue reading

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Wearable Biosensors Can Signal The Onset Of Lyme Disease

by Helen Young Smart watches are popular portable devices used to measure everything from the number of steps we take per day, to our physiological parameters. But now, it seems that they can also warn of the onset of complex … Continue reading

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Low Dose Naltrexone for Chronic Lyme Disease

Have you heard about LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone) for chronic Lyme disease? I am excited to say that I have been taking it successfully for chronic pain although it took awhile to kick in. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Cat’s Claw

Cats Claw is a vine commonly known as Una de Gato and is used traditionally in Peruvian medicine for the treatment of a wide range of health problems, particularly digestive complaints and arthritis and to treat wounds, stomach problems, cancer, … Continue reading

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New Treatment – Prevent Lyme

Fantastic news regarding Lyme prevention this week – the Medical University of Vienna along with partners have developed a antibiotic gel (azithromycin) which combats Lyme disease if used within 72 hours of being bitten. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, … Continue reading

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Dr. Phillips on Lyme Carditis

Lyme carditis is a stealthy and deadly form of Lyme disease that gets little to no attention.  Many people with heart disease have no idea that their heart problems are caused by Borrelia – or Lyme disease.  Subscribe to Jenna's … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease Can Be Fatal – Beware of Lyme Heart Attacks!

  We know that Lyme disease is a stealth pathogen, and we know that it can infect the heart and cause heart carditis. But for some this occurs unknowingly and can cause death and/or heart disease. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme … Continue reading

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New Lyme Vaccine Begins Human Testing

  Today, Lyme disease vaccines currently exist for dogs, but none have been approved for humans in nearly 15 years — and in that time the disease has grown into a world-wide epidemic. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I … Continue reading

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Chronic Lyme Disease Battle Over Coverage in Massachusetts

For those who missed the news, Massachusetts lawmakers voted this year to require insurers to cover long-term antibiotic treatment of Lyme disease in spite of a governor’s veto and doctor objection. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to … Continue reading

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New Movie on Chronic Lyme Disease

Tom Balsamides, an award-winning filmmaker, witnessed the debilitating effects of Lyme disease on his wife Tamara, who struggled for 10 years without a diagnosis and another five until she regained her health and her life. See trailer below… Subscribe to … Continue reading

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1st Annual Lyme Disease in the Era of Precision Medicine Conference

The 1st annual conference “Lyme Disease in the Era of Precision Medicine” was hosted in October 2016 by Mount Sinai’s Institute for Next Generation Healthcare. This unique event sponsored by the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation: Lyme Disease Initiative, focused … Continue reading

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Another Lyme Species Discovered in Canada

Canadians with Lyme disease, like Australians, have been ridiculed for decades over the idea that they could contract Lyme disease in a place that doctors insisted it did not exist. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. … Continue reading

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Johns Hopkins Wins 10M Grant for New Lyme Therapy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Newswise — Johns Hopkins University received a $10 million grant from the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation to explore Lyme disease and develop potential new therapies to address the illness. Johns Hopkins is the only institution in … Continue reading

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Harvard Doctor Speaks Out About Lyme Disease Misinformation

Spaulding Hospital, ranked 5th in the country among rehabilitation hospitals by US News & World Report has opened a special center for chronic Lyme disease in Boston Massachusetts, to deal with the Lyme epidemic in the Boston area. Subscribe to Jenna's … Continue reading

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