Chronic Lyme Disease Controversy Continues in Spite of New Evidence

Chronic Lyme Disease Controversy Continues in Spite of New Evidence

A shift in media attention to chronic Lyme can be seen as major national news publications are beginning to report on research concerning chronic Lyme disease rather than just disputing the condition with blanket denials from the IDSA.

For instance, the Wall Street Journal reported on July 3oth (2012) on significant evidence proving the existence of chronic Lyme (at least in mice.)

Scientists researching Lyme disease at Yale University recently published their findings that fragments of Lyme bacteria have been found in the joints of mice that have been treated with antibiotics thought to be cured. Read article here.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the “Warthen Grid” spirochete grid pictured above (courtesy of Dr. Alan MacDonald’s website at – Dr. Warthen, a professor at University of Michigan Medical School and the inventor of the “Warthen Starry silver stain for spirochetes” and was able to observe the many different shapes of the bacteria – this chart does not include cyst forms.

None of this information is new.

It was observed  100 years ago by Dr. Hindle while researching syphilis, the cousin of Lyme, that after treatment of antibiotics that the bacteria would break up into beads (or fragments). Over the last 35 years, there have been at least 77 peer reviewed articles that show evidence of spirochetes persisting in the body after antibiotic treatment (see special report from including a study in 2010 that showed the same fragments Yale found containing the DNA structure for Borrellia burgdorferi in mice.

As previous posts in this blog (and others) have revealed, there are more recent peer-reviewed studies by Dr. Embers and Dr. Barthold that show the same results in primate hosts.  However, due to the power of a dozen doctors on the board of the Infectious Disease Society of America (out of thousands of members) the prevailing belief continues to be purposefully deceptive – and not surprisingly such deception appears to be financially motivated allowing insurance companies to save millions of dollars in coverage.

On August 9 (2012) ABC aired a segment on this perplexing (and outrageous) controversy that actually gives air time to a woman with chronic Lyme disease who is not shown to be a crazy or attention seeking hypochondriac.  Watch the segment on YouTube.  Although this is a refreshing change, the thrust of the news presentation is that “…most still say it doesn’t exist.”

We all know that newscasters are rarely experts on any one particular subject and reliant on their sources for information.  It is ridiculous to present “most” without defining the category of people being described.  Obviously this reflects doctors who depend on the position of IDSA NOT mainstream America. Otherwise we would have to ignore the hundreds of thousands of people suffering from Lyme disease after being treated with antibiotics as well as the numerous state and national legislation regarding chronic Lyme.

One of the best speeches I have heard about this medical controversy was given by Dr. Jemsek at the “Into The Light Gala” sponsored by The Jemsek Specialty Clinic, Turn The Corner, and National Capital Lyme & Tick-Born Disease Association at the first showing of “Under Our Skin” WATCH HERE.

Look for my new ebook entitled “Scientific Proof of Chronic Lyme Disease” soon to be released at Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.

So now when a person says to you that doctors don’t believe in chronic Lyme disease, you can say that the proof has been witheld  for twelve years but that the evidence has finally been released (See Embers Study.)

Ongoing research has helped deliver new advanced and reliable diagnostic tools and it looks as though it will soon bring a cure.

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