Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Recent Lyme News, Research, Politics, Stories, and Resources


Acrodermatitis Chronica Atrophicans (MedScape)

A Case of Severe Babesiosis Treated Successfully with Exchange Transfusion (Journal of Infectious Diseases)

Atraumatic Splenic Rupture from Babesia:  A disease of the otherwise healthy patient (Science Direct)

Culture of the Entire Mouse to Determine Whether Cultivable Borrelia burgdorferi Exists in Infected Mice Treated with a Five Day Course of Ceftriaxone  (Gary Wormser et al, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy)

Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Arthritis  (Alan Steere, Infectious Disease Clinics of North America)

Incidence of Clinician-Diagnosed Lyme Disease, United States, 2005-2010  (Emerging Infectious Diseases)
and here's an article about this study:
Lyme Disease in U.S. is Under-Reported, CDC Says (MedlinePlus)

Lyme Disease:  Knowledge and Practices of Family Practitioners in Southern Quebec  (Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases Med Microbiol)

Lyme Disease Manifestations in the Foot and Ankle:  A Retrospective Case Series  (Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery)

Persister Development by B. burgdorferi Populations in Vitro  (Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy)
and an article about this study:
The Search for Persisters (The Scientist)

Schizophrenia Differential Diagnosis (MedScape)

Undiagnosed Lyme Disease in Adults with Schizophrenia  (Schizophrenia Research)

Vaccine Development:  How Scientific Collaboration and Communication Help Prevent the Spread of Disease (Yale Journal of Biological Medicine)
Video:  Alzheimer's Disease Plaques are Biofilm Communities of Borrelia Spirochetes (Dr Alan MacDonald)


Debate over Lyme Disease Persists as Search for an Accurate Test Continues (Global News)

Entomological Society of America Issues Statement on Tick-Borne Diseases  (Entomology Today)

Saint John Woman Wants Better Lyme Disease Testing  (CBC News)

Standing Room Only at Alabama Lyme Hearing (

TOUCHED BY LYME:  IDSA Protest in San Diego, October 9-10 (


Chronic Lyme Disease Nearly Ruined My Life (Redbook)

Dancer Christina Ricucci Wins 2015 Cultural Architect Award (she has Lyme disease)  (Georgia Straight)

Diagnosing Lyme Neuroborreliosis in Horses is Difficult (The Horse)

Former NJ First Lady Jean Byrne Dies at 88  (

Grandpa's Run 4 Lyme Disease - update

How One Local Man's Immunity to Ticks Could Save us All  (Poughkeepsie Journal)

How This Couple Fought Through Illness to Find a New Destiny (Huffington Post)

How Ticks Became a Major Public Health Issue (Globe and Mail)

Lone Star Tick Makes Appearance in Oakville (Inside Halton)

Lyme Disease May Linger for 1 in 5 because of Persisters (Scientific American)

Runners and Lyme Disease (Runner's World)

Shawnee Mother Undergoes Multiple Amputations After Tick Bite (News9, Oklahoma)

The Miraculous Benefits of B3 Niacinamide (Lyme in Chronic Illness Blog)

The Truth About Chronic Lyme Disease (Yahoo Health)

Ticks:  There is No Safe Season (Pictou Advocate)

Tick Tock - Time to Raise Awareness about Lyme Disease (Irish Times)

Tiessen Family of Stoney Creek Hopes to Win Lengthy Battle Against Lyme Disease (Hamilton News)

When Family Members Don't Believe You Have Lyme (Cancer Fact Central)


Babesia Testing and Treatment (Suzy Cohen, RPh)

Detoxification and Chelation Protocols (Medical Insider)

Electromagnetic Radiation Protocols  and Products (Klinghardt Academy)

GcMAF (The Better Health Guy)

NEW BOOK:  Autoimmune Illness and Lyme Disease Recovery Guide:  Mending the Body, Mind and  Spirit (Katina Makris)

NEW BOOK:  Healing Lyme, Chlamydia and Rickettsiosis (this is an updated and much larger version of Stephen Buhner's Healing Lyme book)  Estimated to come out at the end of November.  
Make a contribution here for over $15 USD to help with production costs and you will receive an e-book copy.  Otherwise, pre-order on Amazon for a hard copy.  

Monteagle Herbs (new Canadian source of herbal remedies) 

Recipe:  Sauerkraut (Living Traditionally)

Video:  Lyme Disease History and Evolution of Tick Borne Disease (Dr Joseph Burrascano)

Video:  Presentation of BioPure's Products (Dr Dietrich Klinghardt)

Video:  Smart Meters and EMR (Dr Dietrich Klinghardt)

Video:  Vaccines for Lyme Disease - Past, Present and Future (Centers for Disease Control)

Webinar:  Conversations with Marty Ross, MD, August 13, 2015

What It's Like When No One Believes You're Sick (Buzz Feed)


August 4 - 23:  Holistic Lyme Tele-Think-Tank
Register for this series of interview with Marty Ross, Tara Brooke, Greg Lee, Connie Strasheim, Ginger Saveloy, Heiner Freuhauf, and Richard Horowitz.

August 23:  Victoria Lyme Disease Awareness & Support Group Meeting, 1-3 pm
near the Hillside Mall, contact for details and directions. Guest Speaker:  A 5th year student at Pacific Rim College will tell us about the services available to the public, including a wide range of Natural Health Workshops, Bookstore, Herbal Dispensary, and the following Treatments by advanced-level students under the supervision of a licensed practitioner, or by a licensed practitioner with student observers:  
  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Western Herbal Medicine (Phytotherapy)
  • Holistic Nutrition
September 18-19:  Integrated Therapies Institute, (Portland, OR)

October 1 - 4:  American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) 50th Annual Conference.  Fort Myers, Florida.  
October 1-3: Neuroimmunotoxicology
October 4:  Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDA/LDI)

October 15 - 18:  ILADS Fundamentals Course and Annual Conference, Fort Lauderdale (Registration is now open)

October 17-18:  Neurovascular Connections - Vancouver 2015

November 14 - 15:  Lyme Disease Association/Columbia's 16th annual scientific CME conference: Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Science Bridging the Gap, at the Providence-Warwick Crowne Plaza, Warwick, Rhode Island.

DISCLAIMER:  We are not doctors and as such, do not offer any medical advice.  Please discuss any potential changes to your treatment protocol with your doctor.