Archive for May, 2008

Spirochetes in / near red blood cells – video

This video was provided to me by a chiropractor who sees these spirochetes in the blood of his patients often. He says the trick to seeing the spirochetes is to let the blood sit out for a while. As the red blood cells die and the pH, temperature, and o2 content of the blood changes, the spirochetes venture out and can be seen with the microscope.


Marshall Protocol Overview Video

May 10, 2008

Over the past few months, I have created one video which overviews the Marshall Protocol and one video which provides practical instructions for using the protocol. Hopefully you have found these videos to be helpful. 

Today I am going to share a video put together by Amy Proal, author of the Bacteriality
. Her video is very, very comprehensive and goes into detail on all aspects of the Marshall Protocol. I highly recommend watching it (below). Comprehensive at 89 minutes, this video is a must-see for anyone considering the Marshall Protocol.

One of the most fascinating aspects of her video, in my opinion, is that she talks about a topic which I have always known to be true: that cephalosporin antibiotics (also known as beta lactims) actually PROMOTE formation of dangerous l-form bacteria, meaning that using antibiotics such as penicillin, amoxicillin, or rocephin, can lead to a worsening of chronic disease. This is a must-watch video!

An Overview of the Marshall Protocol from Amy Proal on Vimeo.

Guest Blogger…Bonnie shares her biblical perspective

Blog post from Bonnie Slack, Bonnie is a guest blogger and shares her thoughts on spirituality as it relates to the Lyme struggle.

The biblical concept of sowing and reaping has always intrigued me.  There is a barbaric and creepy example of it in Judges 1.  The Israelites go in and capture a local king, Adoni-Bezek, and they cut off his thumbs and big toes.  Yikes! Then he says, “Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off have picked up scraps under my table.  Now God has paid me back for what I did to them.”


Lyme in Maine on the Rise

Lyme incidence in Maine

The incidence of Lyme disease in Maine continues to increase, and the rate of increase in incidence this year is significant compared to previous years. While this might be partially explained by growing awareness of the signs and symptoms of early Lyme disease among healthcare providers, and in the public, it is also likely that the number of new infections is truly increasing.

Most of the increases in reported incidence have occurred in southern Maine and in the midcoast. Some inland areas, including Kennebec County, have also experienced an upsurge in reported cases, a phenomenon that is consistent with ecological studies tracking changes in deer tick populations.


Upcoming Lyme Speaker

Susan Marra, MS, ND, will be giving a Lyme talk in Washington State in West Richland at the Public Library.

Dr. Marra graduated from college with honors in Psychology and went on to receive her Masters of Science degree in Psychology at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA.


Mold and Lyme Toxins

This article was contributed by Richard Loyd, Ph.D., founder of Note the recurring theme of mold issues appearing over and over in Lyme Disease literature. This is shaping up to be a very important issue. For more information, I suggest reading “Mold Illness and Mold Remediation Made Simple” by James Schaller, M.D., available at You may also visit to find out the latest on Dr. Schaller’s mold research.


Post-Lyme Syndrome: The Scoop

Post Lyme SyndromeIn this post we will look at Post Lyme Syndrome – is it real or not? First, a little background. Current antibiotic guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control are vastly inadequate and based on antiquated, inaccurate, and unreliable data.

While some people do get well by following these guidelines, a significant percentage do not. Many people remain sick despite a two or three week course of doxycycline or penicillin—the length and choice of antibiotic therapy which the Centers for Disease Control dogmatically and ignorantly insist is adequate treatment. Recent estimates suggest that up to 30% of Lyme Disease cases do not get resolved after following these CDC guidelines.


Lyme Cases Exploding in Massachusetts

Massachussetts Lyme CasesThe state of Massachusetts (MA) has consistently ranked in the top ten states in the US in reported Lyme disease cases; however its numbers are decidedly on the rise. In 2005, for example, MA ranked 4th nationwide in case numbers with 2,341 reported Lyme cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a 46% increase over 2004 numbers. Nationally, the reported cases totaled 23,305, an 18% increase in numbers.

The largest increases in MA were seen in Suffolk, Norfolk, and Middlesex Counties. The majority of confirmed cases had onsets in June, July and August. The average age for a confirmed Lyme disease case was 39 years.  The highest reported incidence rates were among children aged 5-9 years and adults aged 60-64 years, and 35% of confirmed cases did not report an EM rash. 


Fry Blood Smear / Stain Test is a New Breakthrough

Recently, a new testing method has become available. Unlike unreliable tests which look for vague and obscure immune responses, the Fry Laboratories Blood Stain test actually looks for the organisms themselves in the blood.


Lyme Disease Cases Increasing in Holland

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) By Andrew Conaway – The incidence of Lyme disease has doubled in the Netherlands in the past seven years, partly because more people are camping in areas where disease-carrying ticks are common, Dutch Holland, Netherlands Lyme Diseaseofficials report.

In a survey of doctors throughout the country last year, researchers found 13,000 reports of Lyme disease. In a similar study in 1995, doctors reported about 6,500 cases, according to researchers at the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and Wageningen University.

Lyme disease is an inflammatory disorder that can cause fever and chills, neurologic and cardiac complications and arthritis. Ticks that feed on infected deer, mice or dogs pick up the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. A bite from an infected tick can transmit the disease to humans.


Lyme Disease in Pennsylvania

According to the CDC, Pennsylvania has more Lyme disease cases than any other of the United States. This is due to the fact that, first of all, Pennsylvania is a population-dense state and so when comparing PA Lyme per countyepidemiology per state, this state will rise to the top. In this blog post we will explore a few resources for Lyme sufferers in PA, and also look at the Lyme disease rates in PA per county.


Lyme Disease in New York by County

Today we are looking at Lyme disease cases in New York. These data are fascinating because New York has 2 of the 3 counties in the USA which have the HIGHEST rate of Lyme Disease in the ENTIRE USA! Yes, you heard that right – New York has areas with the most Lyme Disease density of anywhere in the country.