Category Archives: Discussion

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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Can You Find True or False in This Post on Chronic Lyme MSIDS?

 There are so many theories that are stated as facts by medical doctors or journalists who don’t take the time to read the pathology from the scientists (medical and licensed professionals).   I surmise that the medical doctors state what … Continue reading

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Please help Lyme Doctor Yang in San Diego Who is Being Targeted

This letter came to me from a subscriber in San Diego – this is why we need protective legislation for doctors who actually care about getting their patients well: From: Dr. Yang’s Family Care … in the spirit of healing… … Continue reading

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Human-to-Human Transmission of Fatal Tick Virus Confirmed

Korea is reporting a higher than normal rate of infection of the tick virus, known to be fatal from tick bites. However, for the virus to pass from human to human indicates a frightening change in the virus which will … Continue reading

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Yolanda Foster Fights For Her Life and Sanity

For those of us who have gone through the terrifying loss of mental capacity, pain and weakness that the Hollywood star, Yolanda Foster is now going through, we all share in her distress and wish her a speedy recovery. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Interviews needed re: Chronic Lyme Disease Experience

I am sharing (with permission) this request I recently received. Hopefully we can help our cause from another angle…objective research. The request came to me as follows: My name is Victor Fontaine and I am a candidate for the Masters … Continue reading

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Train with Dr. Cowden! Learn About Treating Chronic Lyme and More.

This is last minute AND if you want to go live you must travel to Dallas. However, you may also watch the webinars instead of going there in person. Dr. Cowden is focused on training medical practitioners of all kinds, … Continue reading

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Deadly Bourbon Virus; a New Co-Infection of Lyme Disease

A Kansas farmer, John Seested, age 68, died in June, 2014 after testing negative for all tick-borne illnesses, The Fort Scott Tribune reported. Still, tick-borne illnesses was listed among three causes of death on his death certificate. He was 68. … Continue reading

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Studies Show Lyme Disease Persists After Antibiotic Treatment

Yes, that is a picture of Dr. Alan Steere, one of the three doctors at Yale who discovered Lyme back in 1979. So much has happened in the last three decades, but it took less than 10 years for researchers … Continue reading

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The Integrity of Advanced Lab Services

Until early 2012 there was no reliable diagnostic test beyond what is mentioned above. However as of 8/1/2012, a blood culture boasting 99% accuracy (later adjusted to 94% based on comparison testing ) was developed with the assistance of Dr. Burrascano … Continue reading

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Has Columbia University’s Lyme Research Center Sold Out to IDSA?

In 2003 the excitement was contagious.  For so many thousands of people suffering with chronic Lyme disease there was finally hope on the horizon. Although the Lyme Research Center would not open until 2007, Columbia University Magazine wrote that year: … Continue reading

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Increasing Evidence Points to Major Role Birds Have in Spreading Lyme Disease

Back in 2010, Yale reported the increasing evidence that pointed to migratory birds spreading Lyme disease not just between states but around the world. A team led by School of Public Health researcher Maria Diuk-Wasser analyzed studies on 71 bird … Continue reading

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RIP Dr. Willy Burgdorfer: Scientific Community in Mourning

The discoverer of the spirochete that causes Lyme disease passed away yesterday, November 17, 2014. In 1982, researcher Willy Burgdorfer, a researcher and expert in spirochetal diseases at Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana, along with his colleague Alan … Continue reading

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The Risk of Getting Infected With Lyme Disease in the Bedroom

Research gathered by a group of international scientists was presented at the annual Western Regional Meeting of the American Federation for Medical Research. The study was conducted by an esteemed group of researchers and the abstract was published in the … Continue reading

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Why is Publishing a Number for the Lyme Disease Epidemic Guesswork?

Lately, most people either know someone personally who is suffering with Lyme disease, or they know someone who is close to someone suffering with Lyme disease. Unfortunately, even though the Lyme disease Epidemic (better referred to as Borrelia Epidemic) continues … Continue reading

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Share Your Struggle With Chronic Lyme Disease – Katie Couric Wants You!

Are you struggling with chronic Lyme disease? (Oops, I forgot, there is no such thing as chronic Lyme disease – just ask Dr. Alan Steere) Well, instead of the mass media outlets ignoring chronic Lyme disease, they are now requesting stories. … Continue reading

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Our Suffering With Chronic Lyme Disease – Will I Kill Myself?

When you suffer for days, weeks, months or even years…with pain that will not stop – or with fatigue that is so profound, you feel like a corpse (not a walking corpse because you are so weak you can barely … Continue reading

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Larvae Infected With Lyme Disease Transovial? Good Question!

I recently received a comment from a reader who correctly (and kindly) scolded me for the lack of sources listed in my posts. I hope my readers know that my personal standard for integrity would not allow for spreading unfounded … Continue reading

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New Book by Dr. Horowitz a Big Success

If you haven’t read it yet, please order a copy of “Why Can’t I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease.” by Dr. Richard Horowitz. Although you may be disappointed if you think it will give you a … Continue reading

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Understanding How Biofilms Cause Chronic Lyme Disease

I have written quite a bit about biofilms in the past but there seems to be confusion about how they function in chronic Lyme and what to do about it. I have posted these videos on Neuro-Lyme.com, but since this … Continue reading

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Boston Globe Article about Diagnosing Chronic Lyme Disease

If you have not read the article in Sunday’s Boston Globe (10/20/2013), please read it now: http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2013/10/20/many-tests-diagnose-lyme-but-proof-they/ISjAcxmZxkk2disi94ENfI/story.html I was honored to be interviewed and selected for inclusion in the article in spite of the fact that the journalist and I “agreed … Continue reading

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Please Sign New Petition for Congress to investigate CDC, IDSA, and ALDF Regarding Chronic Lyme Disease

Many are frustrated regarding the perceived inability of each of us individually to do anything meaningful to help thwart the completely unacceptable stand-off within the medical community.  This stand-oThird which creates a barrier to proper care for this painful and … Continue reading

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Deadly Lyme Co-infection Powassan Virus Spreading Across America

The doctors are stumped.  Again.  Flu-like symptoms and aching joints leading to raging headaches and fevers that come and go. However, this virus continues to get worse as it invades the central nervous system and begins to cause encephalitis with acute … Continue reading

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