Category Archives: Discussion

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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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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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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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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Dr. Gary Wormser: A Legacy of Deception

It is hard to believe that one of the leaders of the IDSA routinely lies about scientific research – especially when it effects the health and well-being of so many people. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to … Continue reading

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Eradicate Ticks?

A recent collaboration of doctors has resulted in the sequencing of the complete genome of the tick.  Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one email each month when there are … Continue reading

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Pulsing to Destroy Lyme Persisters

Dr. Allen Steere has to admit to Lyme “persisters”. It must make him furious after almost four decades of denying the existence of chronic Lyme disease. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will … Continue reading

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The Lyme Wars Continue In Spite of New Studies

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 … Continue reading

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New Link Between Alzheimer’s and Lyme Disease

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. Subscribe to … Continue reading

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Seven Stages of Chronic Pain – Where Are You?

For those of us with chronic Lyme disease, pain often determines not only the process of discovery but the course of our recovery. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one … Continue reading

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CDC report 320% increase in Lyme Disease

According to Time Magazine, “Lyme disease is not only becoming more rampant in its normal hotspot of the northeast US, but it’s spreading across the country, a Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I … Continue reading

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Dr. Nicolson at Norvect 2015

Have you heard about the Norvect International Conference on Lyme Disease? Better known as Norvect, the conference took the world by storm Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one email … Continue reading

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Entomological Society of America Releases Urgent Call to Action re: Lyme

Pressure from exacting and reputable researchers (sporting multiple advanced degrees) who are up-to-date with latest research in microbiology and infectious diseases, have finally caused a shift in mainstream research as I have been predicting. Take a look: Subscribe to Jenna's … Continue reading

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Effect of Delayed Lyme Diagnosis

SAN FRANCISCO May 29 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A nationwide survey by LymeDisease.org confirms that current methods used to diagnose and treat Lyme disease are often faulty and inadequate. The overwhelming response rate – over 6000 respondents within six weeks – demonstrates … Continue reading

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Must Read: IDSA at it Again!

The Poughkipsee Journal has done a wonderful job of following the plight of those of us with chronic Lyme disease and the irresponsible actions of the CDC and IDSA with their lack of action to change the antiquated 2 tier … Continue reading

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Federal Bill Passes Congress for Research Funding For Lyme Disease

A bill that would prioritize federal research on Lyme disease and related illnesses — and give patients a voice in the process — cleared an important hurdle in Congress on May 21, 2015. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I … Continue reading

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