The medical community will have had to change their belief about how the spirochete is passed from the tick to its host based on a recently released medical report from researchers who collaborated from the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut:
- Star M. Dunham-Ems in the Department of Medicine;
- Melissa J. Caimano in the Department of Medicine;
- Charles W. Wolgemuth from the Department of Cell Biology and the Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling;
- Anamaria BalicDepartment of Craniofacial Sciences;
- Justin D. Radolf from the Department of Medicine and the Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology;
and Christian H. Eggers from the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut ; and Utpal Pal from the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maryland and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in College Park, Maryland.
That makes eight more respected researchers who can argue previously held views with solid evidence. I can only imagine that this research will continue with natural progression to further enlighten falsely held views. (And you won’t see their names on the “Quacklist”) If you are interested in the actual report you can find it here at the Journal of Clinical Investigations.
Now for the bad news.
Whether you are a fan of Dr. James Schaller or not, he has recently released a report from his personal research negating previously published work about the difficulty of diagnosis and treatment of Babesia.
He claims that more and more species of Babesia are found each year and the variations of these strains make diagnosis even more difficult. He also claims that the previous doses of Mepron and Artemesia are not strong enough and that he is witnessing relapses from patients who have been using the LLD’s standard of care from ILADS.
He also reiterates in the strongest language that Lyme Disease cannot be cured (unless treated within days of the tick bite) if these other infections are present.
Many of you may have heard about this – or some of it – and been alarmed as I have been. However, the most alarming theory presented in this sampling of his new book (in my opinion) is that the spread of the co-infections is not just affecting us, it is affecting the tick population.
In other words, the ticks are now more commonly full of multiple diseases and viruses, some of which are treated in a similar manner but many of which need to be treated differently with far greater strength, intensity and care to completely eradicate the underlying co-infections before there is any chance to effectively treat the Lyme.
So, if the meds for our chronic Lymed aren’t working Dr. Schaller (and others) have the answer. We are sicker than we thought, and our chances for a complete cure is even more remote than what we thought