Lyme Disease: It is time for a new approach to this problem

In today’s broadcast we will be discussing a very important topic, Lyme disease. In the field of Lyme disease there are two  different philosophies for treating the condition, with one proposing that chronic Lyme does exist while the other states that the disease should be cured after the first 30 days. However, many chronic Lyme suffers continue to have  symptoms and as a result may be frustrated with lack of progress. In today’s  broadcast we will be discussing brand-new information,  information that is probably going to change the way the medical community looks at Lyme disease, as to why chronic Lyme suffers are not getting better and how this can translate into improved treatment outcomes. Please enjoy!
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9 Comments

  1. There is no evidence that Lyme disease is transmitted from person-to-person. For example, a person cannot get infected from touching, kissing, or having sex with a person who has Lyme disease.

  2. In the broadcast we were attempting to present the two sides of the argument. The International Lyme and Associated Disease Societies stance is such that Borrelia can be transferred in the fashion you referred to however we fully understand that this is not the common viewpoint held by infectious disease specialists. Therefore, we were mentioning it to illustrate the disparity between the two sides.

  3. I also listened to your video about Hashimoto’s, which I have. Could you provide a link to what a baseline diet is?
    Thank you

  4. We start all patients off basically on an autoimmune paleo diet and then tweak the diet from there depending on the patient’s response. What we have found is that there is no one diet that is perfect for everyone as different people seem to react to different things, but that is the best place to start.

  5. YES! Chronic infections are linked with many of our diagnoses! So glad there are some open minded doctors in this town who aren’t afraid of the truth and take the time to explore based on clinical findings. Thank You, Thank You!

  6. Thank you. I was dx’d with Lyme from my chiropractor. I had been chasing my health for 10 yrs. We used lots of probiotics, digestive enzymes and adrenal support. I got well! this all makes sense!

  7. Just watched your video “Lyme Disease: It is time for a new approach to this problem”, regarding how it is an autoimmune system problem. A bit confused, does that mean I can be cured? Have some questions on that part of it. Is this autoimmune state,,curable?
    Will I keep feeling good and out of the woods of sickness? Will I always have to worry about all of the symptoms returning?
    Never had ANY abx treatment. Only use natural remedies; supplements, vitamins and my favorite essential oils.(about 24 in every bath) They’ve boosted my immune system and I Do feel better. I do oil pulling too, everyday and it has made a drastic change in how I feel. I’ve been up working and cleaning my house even. A huge change from being stuck in bed..vomiting, headaches, etc. The Apple Cider Vinegar(Bragg’s only) twice daily stopped my vomiting. Mix it with Honey. 🙂
    My LLMD sent my blood-work to Igenex, but he knew by my symptoms, that I had Lyme. I was called by Igenex and dx’d with Lyme, Babesia and Bartonella. Pulled the tick off of me in ’08 and my weight sky-rocketed to 199. The tick had been there 2 days and since I have nerve damage, I didn’t feel it on the base of my head/neck, but it was fully engorged and thought that I just had something in my hair. I almost puked, when I pulled it off and saw it squirming. 😮
    On top of adrenal insufficiency, hyperthyroidism(cysts on Thyroid too), every layer of my back is affected with compression fractures, herniations, a protrusion and a tear, but the docs don’t believe that I need surgery..which is good news. It still is painful and on strong medications(Fentanyl patch, Norco, Gabapentin, Valium(for sleep) and Zanaflex(for muscle tremors).
    Wonder if the Lyme has gotten into my spinal cord-CNS, since I have been experiencing so much pain. Do you think that is possibility?
    Thank you guys docs…for all the hard-work that you are putting in, to get answers. 🙂
    Karen

  8. Karen R Elmore

    Just a quick mention that I did change my diet about 2 yrs ago because of having candida, although I never took abx. for the Lyme. Still don’t know what caused that, but sure that it was because my diet consisted of mostly junk food-pizza and hamburgers. Changed everything. Starting using Stevia for my sweeetner… no sugar, no flour or no junk food and started to feel a ton better.
    I try to eat good whole food now and try to never eat processed food at all. IT DOES make a difference in how we feel. We are what we eat!! 🙂

  9. Hi Karen,

    Most autoimmune problems cannot be cured but they can be calmed down. That is our emphasis and typically patient’s are rather pleased with the results. We are glad you are feeling better and let us know if you have other questions.

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