Category Archives: Chronic Lyme Disease

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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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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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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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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Patients Not Addicts – Chronic Lyme Conundrum

Talk to someone suffering with chronic Lyme disease, and chances are, they have been prescribed some form of medication for pain.  More often than not, the medication is opiate based (or synthetic) and marks yet another threshold of humiliation for … Continue reading

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Worms Shown to Contribute to Chronic Lyme Disease: MS and Dementia

Once again Dr. Alan MacDonald impresses the medical community with his research into Borrelia and the devastating effects on the brain.  The free video presentation on Vimeo follow a lecture presentation by MacDonald in London, May, 2016. Subscribe to Jenna's … Continue reading

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New Study From Netherlands Sheds Light on Chronic Lyme

People’s immune system react very differently to Lyme disease based on recent research published by Radboud University Medical Center, the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard recently (Oct 2016) in Cell Host & Microbe. … Continue reading

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The Australian Dilemma

It is terrible to have chronic Lyme disease in the US, or anywhere in the world, but it is disastrous if you live in Australia.  The dilemma: authorities are adamant that there is no Lyme disease in Australia, and claim … Continue reading

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New Research on Neuro-Inflammation

Anyone with Lyme disease understands that there is neurological involvement with every symptom. Inflamed nerves cause pain whether it is felt from nerves in joints or nerves in the head, it is the inflammation that registers as pain. Subscribe to … Continue reading

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Do You Have Eye Problems With Chronic Lyme?

Dr. Daniel Cameron has recently posted  a great article on the possible complications with eye sight on his excellent Lyme blog. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one email each … Continue reading

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Is Rickettsia Helvetica the Cause of Chronic Lyme Disease?

STAT News has recently released new information on Lyme disease from an unlikely source – the garage belonging to the late Dr. Willy Burgdorfer. The scientist who discovered Lyme disease back in 1978, Dr. Burgdorfer passed away in 2014 leaving … Continue reading

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Finally New Light On Chronic Lyme Disease

The University of Toronto released a groundbreaking research study yesterday in Cell Reports that finally explains how Borrelia evades antibiotics and causes chronic symptoms. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive … Continue reading

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