Author Archive for Bryan Rosner

Testimonial regarding coil machine + Bartonella drugs

I found this to be very informative and encouraging:

The story highlights a few interesting facts, facts which I have also been honing in on. Most importantly, the coil machine isn’t sufficient to deal with Bartonella by itself… powerful drugs are often needed (such as bactrim + rifampin). I think this is an important concept. Yet, man who wrote the above story has a wife and daughter who don’t have bartonella and are doing well with just the coil machine.

Just wanted to share the link.


The Bartonella Checklist

The following is reprinted with permission from Dr. James Schaller’s newest research. I also recommend Dr. Schaller’s Bartonella 2-book set.


The Bartonella Checklist

Increasing Suspicion of This Emerging Stealth Infection

1.      Insomnia [If profound fatigue this might not apply].

2.      Current anxiety that was not present at age ten.

3.      Current anxiety or depression not present at twenty years old.

4.      Knee-jerk emotional responses worse than past decades and worsening.

5.      Unusual discomfort on the soles of your feet

6.      A temperature under 98.3. A temperature under 99.0 if Lyme disease or Babesia is present

7.      Puffy tissue on insole or any part of ankles

8.      Depression

9.      Depression that is not fully controlled. [Improvement of mood is not successful in depression treatment].

10.  Gingivitis or bleeding during flossing

11.  Anxiety is poorly controlled with average dosing

12.  Depression is poorly controlled by reasonable medication trials

13.  Sleep medicines work poorly at routine dosing

14.  Rage worse with time

15.  Irritability worse with time

16.  IL-6 is very low

17.  IL-1B is very low

18.  TNF-a is in lower 10% of normal range

19.  Any skin markings or growths greater than most people

20.  Blood vessels or color on skin greater than most people

21.  Impatience > in personality when compared to ten years ago. [in a child, any can be any irritability]

22.  Cursing or hostile speech that is worse over time.

23.  One or more medical problems with unclear cause(s) and “idiopathic.”

24.  Red papules of any size.

25.  Skin tags including ones removed by dermatologist or shaved off.

26.  Unusual blood vessels of any kind including inside organs such as   bladder or intestinal walls

27.  Any skin finding in excess of 95% of most humans

28.  Skin findings showing increased blood vessels of any size

29.  Skin findings showing increased tissue formation that is increased over the flatness of surface skin.

30.  Skin showing blood vessels that are too large or too many forthe location of the blood vessels, e.g., surface thigh and calf skin with very thick surface blood vessels. Or legs, upper arms or shoulders have explosions of many fine blood vessels.

31.  Increased addictions that are more resistant to recovery than average.

32.  Increased impulsivity in contrast to past years or past decades.

33.  Burning skin sensations [this may have many causes].

34.  Itching without a clear cause and which is hard to control and remove

35.  Skin erosion without a clear cause such as a fire or chemical burn.

36.  Minor cuts or scratches which heal slowly.

37.  After a surgery, you heal very slowly.

38.  You have two tick or flea infections with two positive tick or flea borne viruses, bacteria or protozoa. [Bartonella has >30 published species in public genetic databases and has more vectors than possibly any infection in the world. Therefore, the presence of other infections such as tick borne viruses, bacteria or protozoa, should raise suspicion.

39.  Exposure to cats and dogs in excess of very incidental rare contact.

40.  The patient’s mother is suspicious for Bartonella based on newer direct and indirect testing.

41.  A sibling, father, spouse of child with any tick or flea-borne infection who shared a residence or vacation with proximity to brush.

42.  Exposure to outdoor environments with brush, wild grasses, wild streams, golf courses or woods.

43.  Outdoor expose in locations such as brush, wild grasses, wild streams or woods which happened without the use of DEET orwithout very high off- gassing essential oils on exposed skin areas.

44.  The outdoor exposures such as brush, wild grasses, wild streams or woods which occurred without permethrin on shoes, socks and all clothing. 

45.  Clear exposure to lice, fleas or ticks. [Bartonella is carried by a huge number of carriers, but for now, the % that carry Bartonella is not known. Further, the capacity to detect all new species in the vectors or in humans infected, does not exist or is not routinely available in direct testing of all human infectious Bartonella organisms in both large or specialty labs].   

46.  Stretch marks in eccentric locations, e.g., arms, upper side under armpit, around armpit or on the back.   

47.  Stretch marks filled with red, pink, purple or dark blue color.


Certainty claims or criticism about Bartonella positions without reading at least parts of 1,000 articles is confusing. How this is this possible with new Bartonella findings and understandings each month? There are also new species genetically sequences to show uniqueness almost every month in public databases. In this spirit, this scale is meant to merely increase suspicion of Bartonella, which is a super stealth infection that takes perhaps fifty days to grow out on some bacteria growth plates, and floats in the blood as it lowers fevers. It also clearly suppresses some key immune system fighting chemicals. Cure claims are made without the use of indirect testing markedly documented in superior journals, but which are not used by immensely busy clinicians working full-time.


Dr. Schaller is the author of 29 books and 27 top journal articles.  His publications address issues in at least twelve fields of medicine. He has the most recent textbooks on Bartonella, which was only recently discovered.  He has published on Bartonella under the supervision of the former editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and his entries on multiple tick and flea borne infections, including Bartonella [along with Babesia and Lyme disease] were published in a respected infection textbook endorsed by the NIH Director of Infectious Disease. He has approximately six texts on tick and flea-borne infections based on his markedly unique full-time reading and study practice, which is not limited to either finite traditional or integrative progressive medicine. Since he has a medical license he has been able to sort through many truth claims by ordering lab testing. He does not follow truth claims without indirect testing laboratory proof. He has read full-time on these emerging problems for many years.


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It’s official: Lyme transmitted by pregnancy

A couple years ago, in a book I co-wrote on the Lyme-Autism connection, I cited studies that lyme disease can be transmitted via pregnancy. Well, the evidence continues to roll in.

Read the article:

Watch the video:


MMS book and DVD priced below cost

Hi everyone,

With all this talk of MMS, I thought I’d give everyone the chance to pick up the MMS book and MMS DVD at prices lower than what I paid for them. I have some inventory sitting here and it needs to move. So, for $25, you can have both the book and DVD. You can see on the below links that these items sell at retail
prices of much higher than $25.

Buy my leftover inventory, same items but much cheaper (both for $25):

($24.95) Retail link for book:\\_sim_b_1
($29.95) Retail link for DVD:
Total retail price for both items: $54.90

I’ve seen the MMS DVD and it is very interesting, and the book is pretty good too.


PS – I only have 12 sets left, so its first come, first served.

Happy 4th!

New study on the effectiveness of various antibiotics

Very telling article on several antibiotics and their effectiveness against Lyme disease. A couple things I found interesting: first, tinidizole is highly effective against BOTH spirochete and cyst form, and also, tinidizole doesn’t seem to work much better at high doses, so perhaps lower dosing would be able to reduce side effects while providing the desired results.

CCSVI information + “VIP” hormone supplementation

Hi everyone,

I thought I would share the following email I got from a friend on CCSVI, a blood flow disorder to the brain that many people are finding relief after treating (people who suffer from a broad range of problems, including Lyme and MS). Another colleague noted, though, that results from the treatment of CCSVI appear to be short lived, so personally I don’t think the treatment is ready for prime time, yet. Anyway, very interesting discussion.  If you want to learn more, here it is on Wikipedia:

Also, the below email conversation has some other useful info about hormone treatments and Shoemaker neurotoxin treatments.


Email #1:

Hey Bryan,   I had the treatment in the beginning of Nov. last year and it was a real leap forward.  My legs became much stronger, I started doing some light hiking almost every day, my balance improved(didn’t realize how wobbly i was), and I felt better mentally, including less mental fatigue.  Also I was able to handle twice the antimicrobials as before.  Unfortunately over the last few months all of those old symptoms returned again.  I wish I knew why it happened.  I heard a stat among MS patients that 43% suffer a restenosis within two years of the procedure.  I was hoping that since I have mostly eliminated my infections(per muscle testing results) that maybe I wouldn’t have a relapse.  Guess I was wrong.  I’m considering having it done again sometime this year and hopefully it sticks, because I dont know if it’s good to have the veins stretched out too many times.  There is also the option of stents but i’m not sure I want to go my whole life with stents in my neck either. Particularly because stents are designed for arteries, not veins, and so they dont tend to work as well. 

I did recently experience some improvement from following some of Dr. Shoemakers stuff.   Basically he’s discovered that many people with a biotoxin illness develop hypothalamic dysfunction.  The hypothalamus produces two important hormones, VIP and MSH which control inflammation in the body.  If the hypo has been damaged from something like lyme it cant produce enough of these hormones resulting in runaway inflammation in the body from sometimes just teeny amounts of toxin or infection.  I jumped through all the appropriate hoops, got prescribed some VIP nasal spray from Dr. Klinghardt, and within fifteen minutes of my first spray i could feel new blood rushing into my head, my hands became warm, felt better, etc..  then I herxed for a few days, and since have been tolerating treatment better than before.  Im still dealing with these frustrating cognitive issues, but adding VIP spray has moved me one step closer to wellness.

Now i’m following a biotoxin removal protocol by Patricia Kane Phd which is focused on loading with high doses of Omega 6’s and 3’s at a 4:1 ratio and taking large doses of phosphatidylCholine for repairing and rebuilding cell membranes, as well as getting the cells to dump their accumulated toxins.  I dont know if its going to make me feel better yet but these two weeks i’ve been on the protocol i’ve been releasing a ton of toxins.  So that can only be good.  

Never in my wildest imagination did I think there could be this many different pieces to our puzzle. 

Email #2:

VIP stands for Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide.  As far as I know only one pharmacy has it, Hopkinton Drug    Here’s Shoemaker’s new website that he’s still building out  He speaks about almost everything in reference to mold, but you can replace the word Mold with Lyme because they’re both biotoxins that trigger the same inflammatory cascade.  If you look at this link  you will see all the steps Shoemaker says need to be addressed before VIP is used.  I dont think its very relevant to your case because you’re doing so well and most of your inflammatory biomarkers are probably in range.  I guess if any of these biomarkers are far out of the ‘normal’ range the VIP wont work, and in some cases can even make you worse.  The usual dose of the VIP is four sprays into the nose a day, alternating nostrils.  Some people scale back on the dose over the course of a few months, some people go off it completely after a few months, and some people stay at the full dose.  Basically use as needed.  The only information about the VIP spray I have is that it’s strength is 500MCG/ML  You know how different we all are but for some people in the mold community VIP spray has been a life saver. I suspect some of the veteran lyme patients have mostly eliminated their infections and are dealing with a dysfunctional hypothalamus that makes them feel like they have a raging lyme infection when really its a raging inflammatory response to a few lingering bugs and toxins. 

Shoemaker also mentions MARCoNS(multiple antibiotic resistant coagulase negative staph) which is showing up in the sinuses of nearly all chronic biotoxin sufferers.  That might be something worth looking into as well.  Because of the sinuses proximity to the hypothalamus and pituitary a sinus staph constantly poisons those glands with biotoxins.  Shoemaker uses a pharmaceutical called BEG nasal spray to eliminate it but many people develop an allergic reaction to it and so there’s a natural remedy that’s been a great alternative called Nasal Wash from 

Have you addressed parasites? When you say the infections seem to keep coming back it makes me wonder if they could be living inside some parasites. I know MMS is helpful against parasites, and there are many other parasite treatments available but Dr. Klinghardt believes that to properly eliminate parasites we need to go on some strong anti-parasitics like Alinia, Albendazol, Ivermectin, etc..    Klinghardt also recently said that he’s finding if he first treats for parasites the rest of the lyme treatment goes much more quickly.  I guess Ivermectin can be obtained over the counter as a treatment for horses lol  Might be helpful to know.  

Interesting dialogue on the Marshall Protocol

Dear Dr. Shippen – Let me be of assistance.  I was on every combination of Lyme appropriate Antibiotics for over TEN YEARS I had a catheter in my chest getting another series of Antibiotics for over FOUR YEARS.  The saga of Lyme disease we all know is clearly an area of contentiousness.  However, what I know with certitude is the treatment for most of these heretofore seemingly imponderable chronic conditions in light of emerging breakthroughs in genomics and molecular biology are outdated clinical approaches.


The only thing “dangerous” to me was staying on the dead end Lyme treatment options I was on.  Thank God I was open and willing to try and LEARN a far superior approach.  Thank God for the internet that has completely change the paradigm.  Will more physicians get out of their orthodoxy and catch up to us patients?  


PBS/NJN News shot a story about Lyme and the current testing and treatment right in my home.  I was on the Front Page of Sunday “The Star Ledger” (the largest paper in the state), in addition to other major media appearances.  I know the issue and every treatment option VERY WELL I assure you.  Nothing I tried moved my clinical condition and serology even close to the what the MP so dramatically did!


My results are NOT anecdotal.  There are websites (;, and others) with powerful positive (in many cases miraculous) testimony from patients from all over the world.  I ask respectfully that you and others please begin to listen  REALLY LISTEN and learn from highly informed patients.


From: Eugene ShippenSent: Monday, June 20, 2011 9:38 PM
To: Harold Smith
Subject: Re: mmi The latest on the Marshall Protocol. Latest what?


To all in this discussion, I would add the following observations, not withstanding that some members have had some positive experiences with the MP, either under treatment or through significant experience in prescribing it, such as Greg Baney, who I respect in his efforts and search for answers. What those of us that question the elements of the MP object to is the combined elements of the MP without adequate scientific support.


Some facts about the Marshall Protocol (MP):

1.     The MP has never been passed by a human experimental committee usually required before human trials are undertaken for new treatments (I have requested this information from several devotees and from Marshall himself and received no confirmation to date), nor has it undergone any controlled studies where various aspects of the protocol could be evaluated. Some patients may have benefitted, but for what reasons in the treatment – antibiotics? ARB effects? Vitamin D restriction? In any case, the treatment may take YEARS to see benefits and may require long periods of adverse (Herxheimer/immune dysregulation) reactions. Many patients cannot get through this initial phase or may never get through it. There is NO data on success/failure rates of those started on this unproven protocol. I have no doubt that some patients have been benefitted from treatment with the MP. My question would be how would they have done with antibiotics alone and would they have done better with additional vitamin D?

2.     The MP has several aspects that have potential benefits and potential side effects: 

a.     Antibiotics used in low doses cyclically or chronically (possibly beneficial as has been demonstrated by Brown and others – possibly negative effects of dysbiosis and antibiotic resistance. The use of various antibiotics such as tetracyclines and plaquenil have been used effectively for year to induce remission in various autoimmune diseases for many years. Is this the major benefit from individuals treated with the MP? I have used this treatment for years with beneficial results that occur much more quickly than those reported by Marshall’s devotees. I have concluded that this aspect is the basis for the major benefits seen in most patients. Many post-lyme patients have seen clear benefits from cyclic, diverse antibiotics in various different “protocols.”

b.     ARB with some documented anti-inflammatory effects (PPARgamma) – off label, untested at levels recommended – possibly may reduce inflammatory symptoms through several mechanisms, but potential adverse side effects at the recommended doses (as have been reported by some patients). Other ARBs, promoted by Richie Shoemaker, M. D. have better anti-inflammatory effects.

c.      ARBs have not been demonstrated to have specific “activating” or “blocking” effects on VDR. An early publication, Marshall calls it a VDR blocker; another, Marshall calls it a VDR activator. There is NO specific evidence that it has specific VDR activities despite theoretical “modeling” published by Marshall showing potential ARB linkage to VDR structure with NO data on effects.

d.     Restriction of all sources of vitamin D including sunlight exposure to the point of inducing overt well established severe deficiency of circulating levels of 25(OH)D3 – there are NO benefits ever demonstrated from this practice and clear adverse effects from sustained deficiency by all vitamin D experts published to date. There is no one other than Marshall’s group that have espoused this unproven theory. There are reports of exacerbation of symptoms in cases of Sarcoidosis with increases in vitamin D when increased 1,25D3 AND hypercalcemia are present. Interestingly, I know of NO patients that have been reported in published data of MP patients that demonstrate hypercalcemia, the hallmark of vitamin D toxicity. Many chronic infections have been shown to inhibit VDR activities that might reduce antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) that help the body fight off various infections. But vitamin D supplementation has been shown to increase AMP production, so why reduce it? Sunlight therapy has been reported for centuries to have specific healing benefits in patients with various chronic diseases, including TB, psoriasis, arthritis and autoimmune diseases and this treatment is available in the Dead Sea in Israel at the present time. This part of the MP doesn’t make common sense and my be detrimental as all studies of vitamin D deficiency have demonstrated. I have reviewed the bibliographies of many of the articles by Marshall and some of his devotees. The only source of published studies that would “support” the MP are articles written by devotees or Marshall himself in a circular bibliography fashion.

e.     The discussion of various “steroid” endocrine receptor interactions with vitamin D as a “steroid” is endocrine nonsense. Most hormones have the ability to activate or interact with similar receptors, but the actual hormones have the most effective activities with their specific receptors. To suggest that vitamin D may in some way interfere with other “steroid” receptors is an unproven theory in search of data to support the theory. Most hormones require adequate other supportive hormones for best effects. Correcting demonstrated deficiencies of various hormones, in my experience, has beneficial effects in treatment of all patients (with the possible exception of hormone dependent cancers) and I know Dr. Blaney, who prescribes the MP supports endocrine evaluation and treatment.

 Until the MP is subjected to controlled studies, it remains an unproven, (potentially dangerous?) approach to treatment of chronic diseases. Antibiotics may benefit some individuals with various chronic diseases, but the other aspects of the MP require validation before it should be promoted/supported on mmi.

Eugene Shippen, M. D. Private Practice, Shillington, PA


On Jun 20, 2011, at 2:58 PM, Harold Smith wrote:

Veny Musum and Dr. Bransfield.There are not any assumptionns but simply analytical summary of what the referenced web site details: anecdotal means one case, self reported means there is not an independent evaluator, chronic over years is evidence in the web site, and many treatments are utilized is evidenced in the web site and remitting relapsing is stated in parenthesis as my own experience of what the predominant number of chronic illness patients face.  Having read extensively about hormones and vitamin D, studied and practiced very practical medicine for over 45 years, having read extensively about the Marshall Protocol, attended Dr. Marshall presentations in which the presentation built extensively and quite illuminating on the work of others in chronic stealth infections while terminating when the audience awaited details of the evidence supporting the MP theories, and the even more in depth critical reviews of its flaws, published about Vitamin D, treated extensively Vitamin D deficient chronic illness patients, etc. , I appreciate your offer to educate me. Please do so with studies outside the cited authors of the Marshall Protocol.  From my point of view, go to CALDA web site and read the recent published LymeTimes article by Eugene Shippen MD and Harold Smith MD on Vitamin D in the 2010 publications. If you cannot access the article, I will regular mail you a copy. Although we are the authors, the references are to a multitude of other scientifically based physicians- not ourselves. I cannot find any studies on inducing vitamin D deficiency disease levels or hormone supplementation interfering with nuclear receptors in the immune system that support the confidence expressed in the “latest on the Marshall Protocol” beyond these authors. Scientific questions were presented to the MP and never answered. . There are components of the “latest” that are dangerous to patients- especiallly when an illness renders them desperate and more willing to gamble.. But I look forward to your contribution. When using MMI please include the details submitted in signature to enter MMI membership. I have included Dr. Shippen who may want to comment because I find the “latest” to have statements about hormone supplementation and hormone vitamin D that are generalizations and advice contradictedin the site’s referenced explanations about hormone supplementing This is very old ground for us and he may or may not find reasons to continue what has been a non dialogue before. Harold Smith MD private medical  practice Bloomsburg PA

Dr. Smith – You are making a whole series of assumptions about both myself, the MP and the hard science it is grounded in. Are you interested in gaining a more complete understanding?

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry


Thank you for the  autobio info regarding Veny Musum MMI member. The link below is an anecdotal self-reporting story of recovery from a complex life altering chronic illness utilizing a complex treatment program over many years. Consequently it is likely there are both factors that made little difference, had significant impact, or were somewhat detrimental. Given that it requires months, even years to slowly steadily recover in a relapsing and remitting pattern ( my interpretation of the likely pattern), and many can be delayed, caution must be used in interpreting treatment as the one that did it all. Likewise, the concepts must make reasonable sense and be grounded in established open scientific discussion. Otherwise some conclusions may be dangerous to others. Harold Smith MD private practice Bloomsburg PA 

— On Mon, 6/20/11, Paula Carnes


I am not a supporter of the Marshall Protocol, nor am I a believer that D levels of 5 are normal or healthy.


Paula Carnes

Biotech Investment Research

Las Vegas, NV



On Jun 20, 2011, at 5:25 AM, Harold Smith wrote:

Hello Dr. Bransfield. Perhaps I have missed a recent thread on the Marshall Protocol?  Anyone interested can find this link simply by googling their interest. For clarification purposes for myself and perhaps other MMI members, is the MMI notification of the link an endorsement that there is significant science as in MMI goals or simply a point of informaton. If one reads this site very serious questions arise: “many MP patients have kept their 25-D below 5 ng/ml for many years without any adverse effect”.  “Because hormonal supplementation can interfere with the activity of many nuclear receptors, hormonal supplementation is contraindicated”. There are some waivers to these strong recs-  It could be treated if HRT is “marked deficiency on a blood tests”. What are the deficient levels on blood tests that should or should not be treated and at what level do they match clinical symptomatology and physical exam findings?  What about a patient in the lower 40% with symptoms?  Here is the explanation: “Therefore, hormone supplementation treatment may compromise innate immune functions in a dose dependent fashion. Research is needed to validate this theory”.That last MP statment is the most or perhaps only significan statement.  There is no reasonable scientific methodology establishing not only Vit D levels of 5 ng/ml as without adverse effect or that hormone therapy is contraindicated- but also if one checks out the references there is an extremely low level of scientific methodology to nearly all the medical advice given with such confidence as this site.  What is the membership info provided by Veny Musum?  Thank you- Harold Smith MD private medical  practice Bloomsburg PA

— On Sat, 6/18/11, Robert Hi,

Below is a page explaining the Marshall protocol:

Thanks to Veny Musum for providing the link.



Robert C Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA

225 Highway 35

Red Bank, NJ 07701

Phone: 732-741-3263

Fax: 732-741-5308



Updated link for ebook mentioned in last post

Some have said the link to the free academic ebook didn’t work. Here’s a new link.

In order to get the free PDF, you have to sign up for an account, but it is free and easy, I tested it. Very good e-book, must read.

Free Academic Book Supporting Chronic Lyme

Finally acadamia is honing in on the realities of Lyme. Here you can read an academic book by “The National Academic Press” for free in PDF or read online format. Entitled,  Critical Needs and Gaps in Understanding Prevention, Amelioration, and Resolution of Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases: The Short-Term and Long-Term Outcomes: Workshop Report. See below link to read book.

A comment about the book from a forum member:

“Excellent book. Covers the political controversy, acknowledges Chronic Lyme and need for long term treatment, need for more awareness and study, and also has some patient stories of people some of us know although labeled “Patient A” (not sure how they got those, but pretty cool).”

Buy 1 Lyme book, get another FREE

Special promotion. When you buy any one of these Lyme books, you can get another of your choice for free:

The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments
Lyme Disease & Rife Machines
Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment

Just go to and order the book of your choice (order only one) and then in the comments box at checkout that asks you “how did you hear about us,” simply write: “Please send me a free book” and name the free book you want. You pay only for one book and for shipping of one book, but you get 2 books.

Offer ends 6/10. We need to make room for new inventory!

Alternate offer: If you have been meaning to watch the Dietrich Klinghardt 5-DVD set, you can buy it and get any TWO of the above mentioned books for free. Just check out with the 5-DVD set (do not add the other items to your cart) and in the “how did you hear about us” box at check out, tell us you want 2 free books and choose from the books listed above.

Dr. Mercola interviews LLMD Dr. Crist on YouTube

LLMD who has treated 7,000 patients shares all….

Part 1:

Prat 2:

Great info on antibiotics, hormones, general wisdom from an experienced LLMD

Summary of recent Lyme conference + new book makes SF Chronicle

Connie Strasheim took EXCELLENT notes at the Klinghardt conference last weekend: scroll about half way down the page for the post. Don’t miss:

Also, if you are interested in our new cancer book, please note it has made it into the San Francisco Chronicle. If you visit the story, you can comment, share, and tweet it to help the story make it onto “most read” lists. Thanks!

New…FREE chapter online from Lyme Insights book

Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients published a full chapter from Connie Strasheim’s new book, Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment.

To read the free chapter, you can buy a copy of Townsend Letter or you can view the chapter online for free on Townsend’s website.

The interviewee in this chapter, Dr. Nicola McFadzean, ND, also recently published her own excellent book on Lyme disease dietary guidelines.

New book by Richard Horowitz, MD

Richard Horowitz, MD, may be the Lyme practitioner with the most patients and most experience, presently. Thus, his announcement of a new book is big news, and the book is sure to be chock-full of amazing information. The book should be available sometime in 2011, from what I’ve heard. I don’t have any details yet, but you can sign up to be notified of the book’s publication here:

Also, this page will eventually contain more information on the book, so you may wish to check back every month or so:

Dr. Horowitz refers to Lyme disease as MCIDS, or “multiple chronic infectious diseases syndrome.”

Discounted Lyme book

If you do not yet own a copy of Connie Strasheim’s new book that interviews 13 Lyme doctors, now would be a good time to pick up a copy – Amazon has discounted it all the way down to $27, and you get free shipping too!

Original Colloidal Silver Article by Jim Powell – 1978

This is one of the original colloidal silver articles that established its scientific validity, written in 1978, before a lot of the current political suppression of this substance.

Chicago Tribune Chronic Lyme Article

A couple days ago, an article denouncing the existence of chronic Lyme disease appeared in the Chicago Tribune. The article has been widely read. I feel this is a good time to re-post an article I wrote in 2008 on the existence of chronic Lyme disease. Read both articles and decide for yourself:

Chicago Tribune Article:,0,1251072,full.story

My article:

Video: Lyme Cookbook comments from Bryan Rosner

Learn more about the book:
$24.95, 285 Pages


New Lyme Disease Cookbook!

Recipes for Repair: A Lyme Disease Cookbook
Learn more about the Cookbook

lyme cookbook piazzaMany people are aware of Dr. Ken Singleton’s excellent book, The Lyme Disease Solution. In that book, Dr. Singleton lays out a diet that he calls The Lyme Inflammation Diet. Dr. Singleton’s guidelines are recognized as the standard of care by many Lyme Doctors. Now, Dr. Singleton has teamed up with Gail and Laura Piazza to create a cookbook for people who wish to make meals based on the dietary principles found in The Lyme Inflammation Diet. (For more information on Lyme dietary guidelines, see Dr. McFadzean’s book, The Lyme Diet). 


Learn more about the Cookbook

Buy the Cookbook ($24.95, 285 Pages) 

 Order by phone: (530) 573-0190

Two new books published…

The Silent Saboteurs, by William Nordquist and David Krutchkoff:

Healing Chronic Illness – By His Spirit, Through His Resources, by Connie Strasheim:


Turmeric for Lyme disease

turmeric for lyme diseaseI’m not the first one to write about it, but Turmeric appears to be very useful for treating Lyme disease. Some ancient societies considered it the “herb of all herbs.”

In Lyme disease it has confirmed anti-inflammatory properties. In Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine it is considered a “cooling” herb, and can be used for inflammation which is a “heat” condition.

The following isn’t confirmed but is a hunch: I believe Turmeric may even have some cyst busting capabilities. Not because it attacks the bacteria, but instead, because it reduces inflammation and changes the bioterrain enough that the bacteria living throughout the body may be inclined to change bacterial form, especially into spirochete form (this is unconfirmed observation; I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments section below).

As a spice, turmeric is relatively non-toxic and affordable, so if you find yourself stagnating in your recovery process you probably don’t have much to lose in trying it, although, of course, don’t do so unless you have the permission of your doctor.

According to Marshall Protocol advocates, Turmeric is one of the substances which can reduce TNF-alpha, which is one of the reasons it is anti-inflammatory (reference).

For the same reaosn, turmeric may also be useful during herxheimer reactions. It may also help with whole-body inflammation that can occur after Lyme exasperations such as that occur after eating too much processed sugar. Again, please share your experiences below in order to confirm / deny these observations.

The brand I’ve used is Turmeric Force, made by New Chapter, which is a brand I’ve generally found to be good.

Hopefully this new information is helpful. Look forward to your comments.

Borrelia biofilm video – must see

If you can’t penetrate the biofilm, then the bacteria remain protected from whatever treatment you may be doing. In the coming months I’m going to be writing more about this.

ILADS Lyme Conf., Oct 15, 2010 – FREE live streaming video!

You can watch ILADS conference LIVE with streaming video for free. Details here.

New cancer book based on interviews with 15 cancer doctors coming in early 2011

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Only 2% of Connecticut Doctors Diagnose Chronic Lyme

This is a very telling and frightening statistic: only 2% (approximately) of Connecticut primary care doctors diagnose chronic Lyme disease, according to the Journal of Pediatrics.  This article was published early in 2010. Article Abstract:

If that is the percentage in Connecticut, it would be easy to imagine that things are a lot worse in less endemic states. The survey was for primary care docs only, meaning the results are probably skewed low because Lyme specialists and infectious disease docs weren’t included. Nevertheless, many sick with Lyme disease don’t know it and don’t know which experts to go see, so of those in this boat, we can presume that 98% are misdiagnosed.

For more news bytes like this one (updated a bit more frequently), see my Facebook page:

Also, for those of you who haven’t yet read Nicola McFadzean’s book, I want to make you aware that we now carry it in PDF format for instant download:
(See link highlighted in yellow at top right hand side of page.

America Wakes Up, One Lyme Statistic At A Time

Full article:


BOSTON — Public health officials say more Massachusetts residents are being diagnosed with Lyme disease, and many of them are picking up the tick-borne ailment in areas of the state where it was relatively rare a decade ago.

State Department of Public Health figures show that the disease, once most common on Cape Cod and the Islands, is now seen more in Middlesex, Norfolk, and Worcester counties.

There were 4,042 Lyme disease cases statewide last year, compared with 1,194 in 2000.

Rife for Lyme gets USA Hospital Study by East Coast Physician

Its about time: a “mainstream” study of rife technology. Dr. Steven Phillips, M.D., of Connecticut (ILADS member) is recruiting volunteer participants for “a matched cohort study to assess for DNA damage, or the lack thereof, in patients using rife machines.” See Dr. Phillips’ flyer on the study for more information (the flyer has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the hospital he is working with for this study).

While I’ve long felt that rife therapy is among the most helpful modalities for Lyme patients (as I wrote in the book I published in 2004), there has been very little study on the benefits or harm of this treatment. Perhaps this will be the beginning of an open door for many more such studies in the future. Thanks, Dr. Phillips!

Book Review: Rife Handbook, 2009 Hardcover Edition

The 2009 Rife Handbook, which is revised and hardcover format, has been on sale for about a year now. Below, rife researcher and nutritionist Richard Loyd, Ph.D., provides his impression of the book. To learn more, read excerpts, or order the book, click here.

I have obtained a copy of Dr. Nenah Sylver’s 2009 The Rife Handbook of Frequency Therapy with a Holistic Health Primer.

This library-in-a-book is hard cover, has more than 700 pages and it weighs more than 5 pounds. Some of the chapters would easily qualify to be books in their own right. What follows is like a skipping a rock on a lake. It gives you only a surface look at what is a very large amount of material.

Chapter 1 covers the current medical care situation (as opposed to genuine “health care”), vaccines, injury to children by medical treatment and much more.

Chapter 2 shows how pathogens can change form depending on nutrition, toxins, electrical stressors and many other stressors. The research and inventions of Dr. Rife are discussed. The work of other recent researchers is described.

Chapter 3 contains a massive amount of material on water (how to provide good water and why it is important and how much to use), food (how to choose good food and dangers of certain foods), supplements, oxygen therapies, colloidal silver, cleanses, exercise, light and color, sauna therapy, structural correction and much more.

Chapter 4 covers how to do frequency sessions and when not to. Types of equipment are described including contact, radiant, laser, frequencies on CD and much more. There is an extensive sixty page FAQ section.

Chapter 5 is the 200 page frequency directory. There is background information and descriptions for the various conditions along with frequencies.


Link Correction – Arizona Lyme group discussing Lyme Book

In the previous blog post, I gave a link which was changed / removed a couple hours after I posted it. Here is another link with the details on the book discussion. Scroll to the very bottom of the page.

Arizona Lyme Disease Association hosting talk on Lyme book

Arizona Lyme Disease Association is hosting a discussion of the book Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment on July 10. Details here,

University study verifies effectiveness of Nutramedix products

With all the wild and unsubstantiated claims running around the internet for just about every supplement available, it is a breath of fresh air to have an independent university study confirm the health effects of a popular Lyme supplement or supplements: in this case, Nutramedix Samento and Banderol.

The study was called “In Vitro Effectiveness of Samento and Banderol Herbal Extracts on the Different Morphological Forms of Borrelia Burgdorferi.” It was conducted by Akshita Datar, Navroop Kaur, Seema Patel, David F. Luecke, and Eva Sapi, PhD of the Lyme Disease Research Group, University of New Haven.

You can access the study via PDF or on the website of the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients. To learn more about the products in the study, visit the following Nutramedix websites:

Disclosure: Nutramedix engages the services of BioMed Publishing Group for our “flyer insert advertising program” and several other advertising programs. However, BioMed Publishing Group was provided no incentive or compensation for this blog post.

Which treatments and supplements work?

Wouldn’t it be powerful if dozens, or hundreds, of Lyme sufferers could exchange information about which supplements are working for them, in real time? Here is your chance to share your favorite supplement – the one you took with breakfast this morning – and to learn about the supplements other Lyme sufferers are currently using. Just click here to visit our Facebook page, where you will find that the most recent poll question on the page focuses on this very question. Anyone, even those without facebook accounts, can read about all the supplements people are talking about. If you want to share your supplement(s), simply log in to your facebook account before visiting the page, and then click “like” on our facebook page, and then you will be able to share!

Anthropologist pens new Lyme book

Looking for a unique perspective on Lyme disease? Try picking the brain of an anthropologist who himself recovered from chronic Lyme.

That is the theme of the newest Lyme disease book on the market: Healing Lyme Naturally: History, Analysis and Treatments, by Wolf Storl.

Learn more about the book here or purchase it here.

Canadian Lyme Disease Problem – NEW BOOK by Helke Ferrie

Helke Ferrie just published a new book on Lyme disease in Canada. Very informative. We now have copies in stock. Click here to learn more or click here to add to cart.

Do you know about great cancer doctor(s)? Please share!

Please contact me if you are aware of or have had personal experience with any outstanding cancer doctors or clinics. I am in the preliminary research of possibly publishing a cancer book.


Bryan Rosner


Connie’s Interview

The email went out too late; if you weren’t able to listen to Connie’s Radio interview, you can do so here in an archived, recorded version:–what-it

Connie Strasheim on the radio – June 2, 2010

From Connie Strasheim, author of Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment:

Tomorrow I will be participating in a podcast panel on Lyme disease, along with Pamela Weintraub, author of “Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic”; Dr. Leo J. Shea, III, Vice President of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and Phyllis Mervine, founder of the California Lyme Disease Association (CALDA. The link to connect to the show is at:  

Connie Strasheim on Facebook

Now you can interact with author Connie Strasheim on Facebook. She wrote Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment.Connie Strasheim on Facebook

About Connie’s book: PRAISE FROM OTHER LYME AUTHORS: “A wealth of valuable information, and an excellent resource … especially for patients looking for novel, non-toxic healing therapies to augment (or possibly replace) standard allopathic therapies … this book should be in the library of all Lyme patients.” -KENNETH SINGLETON, M.D., M.P.H. Author of “The Lyme Disease Solution” “One of the most important books on Lyme disease treatment published in the past decade-an essential resource for both clinicians and those suffering from Lyme.” -STEPHEN HARROD BUHNER Author of “Healing Lyme: Natural Healing and Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis And Its Coinfections” FROM THE PUBLISHER: If you traveled the country for appointments with thirteen Lyme-literate health care practitioners, you would discover many of the cutting-edge therapies used to combat chronic Lyme disease. You would also spend thousands of dollars on hotels, plane tickets, and medical appointment fees-not to mention the time that it would take to embark on such a journey. Even if you had the time and money to travel, would the physicians have enough time to answer all of your questions? Would you even know which questions to ask? In this long-awaited book, health care journalist Connie Strasheim has done all the work for you. She conducted intensive interviews with thirteen of the world’s most competent Lyme disease healers, asking them thoughtful, important questions, and then spent months compiling their information into organized, user-friendly chapters that contain the core principles upon which they base their medical treatment of chronic Lyme disease. The specific practitioners interviewed represent a variety of medical disciplines, including allopathic, naturopathic, complementary, chiropractic, homeopathic, and energy medicine. Two European physicians were also interviewed. PHYSICIANS INTERVIEWED: * Steven J. Harris, M.D., Redwood City, CA * Steven Bock, M.D., Rhinebeck, NY * Susan Marra, M.S., N.D., Seattle, WA * Ginger Savely, DNP, San Francisco, CA * W. Lee Cowden, M.D., M.D. (H), Panama City, Panama * Ingo D. E. Woitzel, M.D., Pforzheim, Germany * Ronald Whitmont, M.D., Rhinebeck, NY * Deborah Metzger, Ph.D., M.D., Los Altos, CA * Peter J. Muran, M.D., M.B.A., San Luis Obispo, CA * Nicola McFadzean, N.D., San Diego, CA * Marlene Kunold, HCP, Hamburg, Germany * Elizabeth Hesse-Sheehan, DC, CCN, Kirkland, WA * Jeffrey Morrison, M.D., New York, NY All aspects of treatment are covered, from anti-microbial remedies and immune system support, to hormonal restoration, detoxification, dietary and lifestyle choices. Furthermore, the book ponders patient and practitioner challenges of treating chronic Lyme disease, and offers helpful insights to the friends and families of those coping with chronic illness. Patients can use this book to get new treatment ideas and to educate their local physicians. Practitioners can use it to learn about and stay current on the latest therapies. Lyme disease treatment is complex and controversial, and this book puts the treatment information you need in the palm of your hand.

Under Our Skin DVD now available!

Under Our Skin DVD now available!

Click here to learn more

SYNOPSIS: A gripping tale of microbes, medicine & money, UNDER OUR SKIN exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most controversial and fastest growing epidemics of our time. Each year, thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, often told that their symptoms are “all in their head.” Following the stories of patients and physicians fighting for their lives and livelihoods, the film brings into focus a haunting picture of the health care system and a medical establishment all too willing to put profits ahead of patients.

Buy the DVD today for $34.95 (for home use only)

Free information from new Lyme testing laboratory

A few days ago I reported on a cutting edge new Lyme / Co-infection testing laboratory. In a sponsorship agreement with, you can now receive free information from this laboratory via the contact method of your choice (email, phone, or snail mail). Just fill out this easy, free form:

NC State University: Infections transmitted at birth

Organizations like the Lyme Autism Foundation (with whom I co-authored a book in 2007) have known this for years, but now even mainstream colleges are reporting that diseases caused by insect bites can be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers’s newest sponsor makes all kinds of different hyperbaric oxygen chambers for various applications. Some are portable. Some fit 1 person, some fit 2 people, etc. You can get free information from the company by filling out this form:

Spiro Stat Lyme testing Lab

At the recent Lyme/Autism Conference I had a great conversation with Steve Hines, who helped create the new Spiro Stat laboratory, which is a brand new Lyme and co-infection testing company. I don’t know much about the company yet but they have an impressive list of organisms which they say they can test for:

Borrelia afzelii
Borrelia burgdorferi
Borrelia garinii
Borrelia hermsii
Borrelia parkeri
Borrelia valasiana
Brachyspira aalborgi
Bracyspira hyodysenteriae
Ehrlichia ewingii
Francisella tularensis
Mycoplasma fermentans
Rickettsia spp (9 species)
Treponema pertenue
Treponema carateum
Treponema denticola
Coming very soon Babesia microti

As I said, I don’t know much more about the lab at this point, but I wanted to share their existence with readers. Website:

Buhner Lyme Protocol Update 2010

Scott Forsgren of published an excellent summary article of the Buhner protocol (from the book Healing Lyme). If you want to read about the protocol (including specific supplement instructions) but don’t want to read the book, check this out:

Works in Progress

Some other projects I’ve been working on lately. Please note: some are off-topic, do not click here unless you want to waste some time browsing :-)

MRS 2000 Designo by MediConsult

At the Lyme-Autism conference last week I had the opportunity to try a device which I was sure was a scam but now am a believer. Note: read this article with the knowledge that I have only used the device a few times and just a week ago, so no conclusive evidence as of yet. I felt compelled to write a review, however, so here is my review of the MRS 2000 Designo unit.

Lyme Diet book by Nicola McFadzean – NOW IN STOCK

The new book is here!

Read more about The Lyme Diet

You can also read excerpts:

Table of Contents


Candida & Intestinal Health

Liver Support

Plum Island: Evidence that Can’t be Ignored

Have you heard the hype and conspiracy theories about Plum Island (that this was the origination of Lyme disease, created by irresponsible [or worse] US Government employed scientists)?

Well, here are a few studies that prove that tick-borne diseases were in fact studied in depth at Plum Island, right around the same time period (early 90’s) as Lyme disease began to take off. You decide what happened…

Do you lead a Lyme support group?

Run a Lyme Disease Support group? If so, I can send you free flyers to hand out at your group. Just let me know how many people attend your group, and what your shipping address is. You can send your information privately via

Lyme Disease: The Bacterial Next-Door Neighbor

My new video on shifting your paradigm when it comes to thinking about Lyme disease treatment: