Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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

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Cerebralspinal Fluid Cytology of Lyme Neuroborreliosis:  A Report of 3 Cases with Literature Review (Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers)

Cytokines, Which Contribute to Inflammation, Found at High Levels in Brains of Suicidal Patients  (Medical Daily)

Distribution and Habitat of Ixodes pacificus and Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi in Utah (Journal of Medical Entomology)

Identification and Characterization of Anaplasma phagocytophilum Proteins Involved in Infection of the Tick Vector Ixodes scapularis (PLOS One)

Liposomal Glutathione Supplementation Restores TH1 Cytokine Response  (Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research)

Magnetic Pulses to Brain Bring Relief for Tinnitus Patients (Hearing Review)

Opening the Black Box of Anaplasma phagocytophilum Diversity:  Current Situation and Future Prospectives  (Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology)

Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and Babesia microti in Host-Seeking Ixodes scapularis from Pennsylvania  (Journal of Medical Entomology)

Tertiary Treponematosis  (Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology Research)

Testing Patients with Nonspecific Symptoms for Antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi sense lato Does Not Provide Useful Clinical Information about Their Etiology (Clinical Microbiology and Infection)

The Role of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in the Initial Onset and Exacerbations of Asthma  (Allergy and Asthma Proceedings)

Treatment of Lyme Neuroborreliosis with Plasmapheresis (Journal of Clinical Aphaeresis)


Lyme Advocates to Protest at IDWeek:  Guidelines Update Underway (WebWire)

Lyme Disease Tests May Not Be Accurate for Some Canadians - Patients Worried (CanLyme, Global TV)

Patients Worried about Lyme Disease Right to Push for Answers (Chronicle Herald)

Politics of Lyme Disease Turn Patients into Victims (Dr Daniel Cameron)

Reply to "Lyme Disease: How Reliable are Serological Results?" (Ontario Lyme Alliance, CMAJ)

The Lyme Quilt Joins Forces with the Mayday Project  (Web Wire)

VIDEO:  Faces of Lyme in Ontario (Lyme Ontario)


Deer Ticks Pose Year-Round Threat (Roanoke Times)

Lone Star Ticks Found to be Breeding in Chappy  (Vineyard Gazette)

Lyme Deaths from Heart Inflammation Likely Worse Than We Thought (Forbes)

Lyme Disease and Suicide, An Ignored Problem (CNN iReport)

Meet the Unhappy Billionaire:  Does Money Ensure Happiness? (*his son has Lyme) (The Telegraph)

N.L. Woman Who Beat Lyme Disease Now Researching Illness in U.S.  (CBC)

Somatics Exercises Described as "Toolbox" for Coping with Pain (Calgary Herald)

What I Wish People Understood about Teenagers with Chronic Illness (The Mighty)

You'll Never Know  (


8 Things You Can Do to Live Well with Chronic Illness 

10 Steps to Reverse Autoimmune Disease (Dr Mark Hyman)

Advanced 2015 Babesia Care (James Schaller, MD, Townsend Letter)

AUDIO:  Electromagnetic Fields  (Dr Dietrich Klinghardt, Electromagnetic Health)

Bioresonance:  Healing with Waves (La Maison)

Cannabis?  Crucial in Lyme?  Medical Marijuana and Overcoming Chronic Illness (Dr Tristan Wallace, Sophia Health)

Multifactorial Approaches to Lyme Infection (Dan Kenner, PhD, Townsend Letter)

NEW BOOK:  David Skidmore's "Lyme Loonies" is a Creatively Crafted and Vividly Illustrated Journey into the Truths and Myths of Living with Lyme Disease  (PR Web)

NEW BOOK:  Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial (Allie Cashel,

NEW BOOK:  When Your Child Has Lyme Disease:  A Parents Survival Guide (Dorothy Kupcha Leland,

Pinella:  Brain Fog Be Gone  (Tired of Lyme Blog)

Shorts (includes Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Chronic Lyme, Sexual Transmission of Lyme?) (July Klotter, Townsend Letter)

The MTHFR Gene Mutation and How to Rewire Your Genetics (Dave Asprey, Bulletproof)

TOUCHED BY LYME:  Six Apps to Simplify Life with Lyme (

VIDEO:  "Emergence of Lyme Disease in Canada"  Speaker Dr Andrew Perregrine

VIDEO:  "What the Lymph System is, and Why it's Probably Responsible for Your Pain"  (Dr Marc Weil)


September 18-19:  Integrated Therapies Institute, (Portland, OR)

September 27:  Victoria Lyme Awareness & Support Group Meeting and
PRESENTATION by Dr Maria Payne Boorman, ND (will include info on Low Dose Immunotherapy)
1-3 pm, 1454 Hillside Avenue, Victoria

September 28 - October 5:  Free Online "Holistic Dental Health Summit"

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 1-5:  Energy Psychology Conference Canada 2015 - Victoria
Featuring Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD "Changing the Score the Body Keeps"

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

October 17-18:  Neurovascular Connections - Vancouver 2015

October 25:  Victoria Lyme Awareness & Support Group Meeting and
PRESENTATION by Dr Jasmine Wong, ND, and Dr Kyle Morrison, ND
1-3 pm, near Hillside Mall. Contact for directions.

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.