Thursday, August 2, 2012

REVISED Agenda for July 22 meeting

Victoria Lyme Support Group Agenda for July 22, 2012
1. Name introductions. Welcome message. (10 min)

Updates (20 min)
2. Help Fill A Dream (HFAD) is an immediately responsive charitable foundation based in Victoria, British Columbia. (Dave)
BC Women's Hospital Health Clinic 4500 Oak St V6H 3N1 (Vancouver Visitor Center)
From Ferry to Clinic via bus/skytrain arrival am. Monday - Friday.620 bus to Bridgeport, Canada line to King Edward, 25 bus to Oak, walk for 4 blocksapprox time 1hr &15 minutes. Dave will attempt this route before Clinic opens.
4. Elizabeth May bill. (Dave)
track the bill's progress on this link:
5. Webpage for our Support Group. (Lisa R)

6. Dr. David Patrick’s research study for the BC CDC. (Liisa J.)
7. PHA of Canada Lyme Fact Sheet is outdated. (2010/04/06) (Dave)
Discussion (60 min)

8. Lyme Support Library. $10 to join the library, one book out at a time, to be returned at next meeting.
Any donations of books, or suggestions of books to purchase?
For example:
No such thing as Chronic Lyme disease? Medical professionals may be interested in the new book, "Treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease: Fifty-One Case Reports and Essays in Their Regard." Written by Founding member and Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Dr. Burton Waisbren. Here's a link to the new book:
There is wholesale pricing on this book if people are interested in us doing a bulk order (we are at 15 books total, and are aiming at placing an order for 30 books to get the best price on the wholesale order). May be good to give a copy to your GP.
Currently in circulation:
Lyme Disease and Rife Machines
The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments
What does the Bible really teach?
Adult Children of Alcoholics
The Healthy Home
Good News from God
Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing your Inner Child
It's All in Your Head - Around the World in 80 Lyme Patient Stories
Insights into Lyme Disease Treatment
9. Lyme Disease Association of BC, LDABC has been formed by a Lyme sufferer in Vancouver.
Show newsletter.
10. Informal Discussion (information sharing, support, orientation for newcomers, questions, ideas for upcoming meetings)
11. Widespread Dispersal of Borrelia burgdorferi–Infected Ticks Collected from Songbirds Across Canada
This article appears in the February 2012 issue of Journal of Parasitology Volume 98, Number 1.
from Liisa: at the last meeting this study was brought up and it was mentioned that J Scott found the highest incidence of borrelia infected ticks on Vancouver Island was at Prospect Lake during this study.
12. In the news: David Cubberly July 10, 2012 editorial.

13. Samento & Banderol treatment for Lyme:
This study shows that these two herbs are effective at treating the following forms of borrelia bacteria:
spirochetes, round bodies, and biofilmlike colonies
Here is Youtube vid of Dr. Marty Ross talking about effectiveness of this treatment:
14. Natural Detox options: Listing that can be emailed to you upon request if you are interested. Hard copy will be available for viewing at the meeting.
15. Gwen Barlee's editorial in our local Times Colonist:
16. You may want to skip reading this one, unless you really want to know what our doctors in BC are being told about lyme disease as recently as Feb. 2012:
17. From Facebook tip of the day:
Dr David Jernigan June 14, 2012
Health tip of the day: Often so much attention is given to "killing" the bacteria in cases of Lyme disease with little thought given by the doctor as to the restoration of what has been damaged in the body by the bugs. It is like killing the termites in the wood of your house. Just killing them does nothing to repair the damage they have caused in the wood, plus now you have a toxic chemical to deal with from the poison used to kill them.
Since Lyme disease affects virtually every system in the body, virtually every tissue and system in the body needs to have some sort of repair before full recovery can be expected.
It is a myth that you will be well when all of the various bacteria and coinfections are killed off. You will be well when all of the tissues and systems of your body have been restored. The best antibiotics combinations in the world will only kill 85% of the target bacteria at had better make sure your body can fend off the rest by restoring the integrity of every aspect of the body, mind, and spirit.
18. Link to Dr. Burrascano's latest on testing and treatment of Lyme Disease:
19. Next meeting: August 26, 2012 6:00-8:00pm Green Cuisine. We hope to sit outside.