In October 2010, I attended the ILADS 2010 Annual event. The event was packed. Almost 400 people attended in person and over 1,000 people watched on the live webcast. It is exciting to see so many people taking an interest in this controversial area of medicine. The event was full of great information and people working hard to help us all find answers.
In this blog entry, I will share a few of the key takeaways that I learned at the event. The slides from the event are available for purchase here for a very reasonable $40. The DVDs (Friday’s sessions) and CDs of the presentations can be obtained from ZenWorks Productions. Thus, I am not going to attempt to repeat information that is available elsewhere, but I will focus on some of the key things that caught my attention.
- The 2011 ILADS event will be in Toronto, Canada – October 28-30, 2011
- Dr. Richard Horowitz proposed that Chronic Lyme is really MCIDS - MultipleChronic Infectious Disease Syndrome
- Biofilm treatment may be with EDTA or a Banderol/Samento combination. There may be a strong antigen release with biofilm treatment which may make it a good candidate for pulsed therapy
- Dr. Steve Harris mentioned that yeast may cannibalize dying Borrelia and that yeast is not always the result of antibiotic therapy alone. He suggested up to 100 billion probiotic organisms daily. In terms of diet, he said, “If it’s white, it ain’t right”
- Minocycline may have longer toxic effects than doxycycline but has better CNS penetration. Mino also has less sun sensitivity than doxy. That said, Dr. Joe Burrascano commented that the effectiveness of minocycline may be regional as he never observed it working well in his patients