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! http://www.amazon.com/Insights-Into-Lyme-Disease-Treatment/dp/0982513801
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.
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: http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/ct-met-chronic-lyme-disease-20101207,0,1251072,full.story
Learn more about the book: http://www.lymebook.com/recipes-for-repair-cookbook-piazza
$24.95, 285 Pages
Recipes for Repair: A Lyme Disease Cookbook
Learn more about the Cookbook
Many 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).
Buy the Cookbook ($24.95, 285 Pages)
The Silent Saboteurs, by William Nordquist and David Krutchkoff:
Healing Chronic Illness – By His Spirit, Through His Resources, by Connie Strasheim:
I’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.
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.
You can watch ILADS conference LIVE with streaming video for free. Details here.
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: http://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(10)00522-6/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.
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.
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!
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.
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 is hosting a discussion of the book Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment on July 10. Details here, http://www.tucsononthecheap.com/health-and-wellness/insights-lyme-disease-treatment/
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.
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.
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!
That is the theme of the newest Lyme disease book on the market: Healing Lyme Naturally: History, Analysis and Treatments, by Wolf Storl.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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)
A few days ago I reported on a cutting edge new Lyme / Co-infection testing laboratory. In a sponsorship agreement with Lymebook.com, 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:
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.
Lymebook.com’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:
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:
Rickettsia spp (9 species)
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:
Scott Forsgren of Betterhealthguy.com 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:
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
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.
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…
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 http://www.lymebook.com/ct-bm-pg
My new video on shifting your paradigm when it comes to thinking about Lyme disease treatment:
The Minnesota Medical Practice Board reluctantly agreed to look the other way when Lyme doctors prescribe “long term” antibiotics for Lyme disease. Does this mean Lyme patients will be flocking to MN for Lyme treatment now? At least it is progress in the right direction…
MINNEAPOLIS — It was a bitter pill to swallow, but members of the Minnesota Medical Practice Board agreed to look the other way when it comes to disciplining physicians who treat chronic Lyme disease with long-term antibiotics.
The resolution circumvents legislation that would protect physicians who prescribe long courses of antibiotics for persistent Lyme patients. At a House committee hearing Feb. 17, a bill by Rep. John Ward (DFL-District 12A) was laid aside to give the state board a chance to find a non-legislative solution to the treatment issue.
The compromise barely passed by a 8-6 vote at the board’s monthly meeting March 13. It basically reads that in the interest of allowing time for science to resolve the issue, the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MBMP) voluntarily will take a five-year moratorium on the investigation, disciplining or issuance of corrective action based solely on long-term prescription or administration of antibiotic therapy for chronic Lyme disease.
Lyme Disease – Healing with Biological Medicine. Presented by Dr. Thomas Rau, M.D.
Wednesday, April 21 from 7pm – 830pm
Tabor Academy, Lyndon Hall South in the Academic Center, 85 Spring St, Marion, MA
For more info see: http://lymebook.com/lyme-lecture-march-2010.pdf
Well, I’ve finally taken the plunge and set up pages for Lymebook.com on Facebook and Twitter. The pages are new and don’t have much content yet, but you could be one of the first people to join. If you don’t use Facebook or Twitter, don’t worry – I’ll continue to update this blog as well.
Details are emerging about the 4th annual LIA foundation conference! Learn more here:
Dates are April 15 – April 18, 2010, in Indian Wells, CA
Check out the top-notch list of speakers:
Physicians Training Speakers
Therese Yang, MD – Overview of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme disease
Dietrich Klinghardt, MD – The Treatment of Lyme disease Without Antibiotics
Aristo Vojdani, PhD – A Gut Feeling for Inflammation in Autism
Armin Schwarzbach, MD, PhD – Staging Processes in the Laboratory Diagnosis of Lyme and Multiple-Infections
George Gonzalez, DC, QN – Cranial Nerve Rehabilitation
Physicians Case Sharing Panel – Moderated by Jeff Wulfman, MD
General Session Speakers
Jeff Wulfman, MD – Who are you? Human and Microbial Interaction in Lyme Borreliosis, Autism and Modern Disease
Steve Harris, MD and Therese Yang, MD
Jorge Moreno, DO – From Airway to Neuro-Regeneration
Wayne Anderson, ND – Why Does Lyme disease Treatment Fail?
Jamie Juarez, MA, MFT – Applications of Biofeedback and Neurofeedback for Patients Suffering with Autism, Lyme disease and Auto-Immune Disorders
Michael Payne, MS, CRC, CNS – A Better Brain! Energetic Testing and the Resotartion of Neurophysiology Through the Use of Communication Molecules
Gilbert Renaud and Jorge Moreno, DO – Digging Deeper into Lyme and Autism by Identifying the Emotional Trauma Behind These Conditions
Amy Derksen, ND – Foundational Approach to Treating Autism and Chronic Illness
Elizabeth Hesse-Sheehan, DC, QN – Utilizing Plant Stem Cells/Embryonic Phytotherapy for Immune Modulation, Biofilm and Symptom Management of LIA. Quantum Neurology Basics and Case Studies
Toby Watkinson, DC – Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction and Chronic Illness: Case Studies From Current Research Study with Autism
Perry Louis Fields – Aerobic and Anerobic Conditioning to Fight Lyme and My Lyme Plan and How I Did it!
Dietrich Klinghardt, MD – Recent Advances in the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder
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I recently made a video on the connection between Lyme disease and mental illness, and I’ve posted that, along with an excerpt from The Lyme Autism Connection, here:
When I wrote my book entitled The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments, and included a chapter on magnesium deficiency (see the Table of Contents), some people questioned the veracity of my claim that magnesium deficiency is related to Lyme infection. Well, I’ll now share some evidence.
The date is 1997 and the place is Romania, at the Department of Clinical Immunology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy. It was seen that not one, but 3 patients had concurrent magnesium deficiency and Lyme disease, and that furthermore, the patients failed to respond to antibiotics unless magnesium deficiency was addressed first. I’ll let you read the article for yourself:
Excerpted Key Points:
In June 1997 we had under observation a 26‐year‐old man who came to the hospital for articular pain localized in both knees, cephalea, evening subfebrility starting 10 days before. During this time interval, the patient saw his family doctor who prescribed him oral anti‐inflammatory, antipyretic medication, as well as bed rest. As his general status did not improve, he was referred to the hospital with the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. At the objective examination, performed in the ambulatory service, he was pale, subfebrile, sweating, with discrete splenomegaly. History revealed acute endogenous uveitis, treated with retro bulbar injections with cortisone and atropine. Laboratory examinations showed moderate anemia (Hb ∓ 11.4 g\dl; Hct ∓ 34.4%) and leukocytosis of 9.9 K\ìL. A low serum magnesium concentration was also found ‐‐ 1.21 mEq\L (14.7 mg\L). We confirmed the presence of uveitis and arthritis and proposed the continuation of anti‐inflammatory therapy associated with antibiotherapy for 7 days. After another 10 days, the patient came again, complaining of flu‐like phenomena and having an erythematous area of approximately 6 cm on the anterior face of the thigh, with satellite inguinal adenopathy. The clinical and laboratory aspects were suggestive for Lyme disease (table I and II). Read the full article
We at Lymebook.com created a page to announce the release of a new book on Lyme diet by a naturopathic physician, Dr. Nicola McFadzean, ND. Visit this page to see the cover and some release details. Stay tuned.
¡Nuevo Libro de Lyme, Ahora a la Venta!
“Perspectivas en el Tratamiento de la Enfermedad de Lyme”
Para comprar el libro, haga “click” aquí: www.LibroDeLyme.com
Pedidos por teléfono: +1 (303) 800-5387 … Se Habla Espanol
We are working on getting together some information on Lyme disease in the spanish language. Connie Strasheim, author of Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment, is bilingual, and has put together this rough draft of information. We hope to expand on it and possibly even create / translate books in spanish for the spanish-speaking population. Here is what we have so far:
Ok, so what does this have to do with Lyme disease? Nothing. I am experimenting with a new Works in Progress section of the website in order to test new book ideas. I injured my achilles tendon last year and found some incredible exercises to heal the problem; I am pretty excited about the success I had (after seeing several useless doctors) so am considering writing a small book on the topic. Before I do, however, I want to float the idea to an internet audience and see what they say. You can read what I have so far on the topic of healing achilles injuries with eccentric exercises.
I am always excited to see people with conventional scientific qualifications (e.g. letters behind their name) write about the legitimacy of Rife technology. Someone just forwarded me this PowerPoint Presentation, put together by Holly Ahern, Associate Professor of Microbiology at Adirondack Community College. She gave this presentation on Dec. 2, 2009 at the Saratoga Springs Library for the Adirondack Lyme Disease Foundation. Link: http://lymebook.com/Rife-Microscope-Holly-Ahern.ppt .
Apparently Anthony Holland, who is a professor at Skidmore College, was also at the Dec. 2 meeting. He made this video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=166985105043992526&hl=en .
My research is continually leading me to biofilms. I have a lot to say on this topic but until I get my thoughts more organized, I’ll just be sharing bits and pieces. Here is a great overview of the biofilm problem by Dr. Alan McDonald: