For whatever reason, after eradicating most of the Lyme Disease from my body, my body still recognizes gluten as a foreign invader so it attacks it. And doing so, I just feel arthritis and inflammation the day after I eat gluten. Nothing super painful, but just enough to keep me from lifting weights, one of my strong passions living this beautiful thing we call life. I don’t have Celiac Disease nor do a lot of people who have this strange gluten intolerance, my intolerance keeps getting better each month, most likely it will go away, along with some of my dissipating Lyme symptoms…. But chances are, I don’t plan on going back to a bread induced diet any time soon after studying most of the evidence on the web, reading books like Wheat Belly, as well as watching numerous Documentaries… I know, I know, I hear it daily, don’t believe everything you read on the internet. But I tell you, after experiencing it first hand and seeing friends and family who have developed a similar intolerance, this deserves a lot of attention on my blogs. Continue reading Gluten Intolerance Starting to Spread Like Wildfire
Someone made a response to the statement I made on Under Our Skin 2 video from my Covert Chronicle channel on YouTube and I thought I’d share…. This is the video here. I thought I’d share my views on the divide between the rich and poor with Lyme Disease, as well as the difference between IVs and oral antibiotics. My comments are based on what I’ve heard from ILADs doctors as well as documentaries I’ve seen in the past on capitalism. Just so you know I’m just not just conjuring these claims up in my mind! Many people with degrees and educated backgrounds in Lyme Disease have shared the same opinion. But a lot of them don’t talk about the divide between the rich and poor on healthcare treatment, as well as the difference between IVs and orals. The cost, effectiveness, and how some LLMDs are afraid to treat with IVs. So I thought I’d break it down for some of you… Continue reading The Divide Between Rich and Poor on Lyme Disease – IVs vs Oral Antibiotics
A new study shows that Lyme Disease survives after a full round antibiotic treatment on mice. Dr. Brian Fallon just lectured at Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie, New York about this study and many others. New York is one of the biggest epidemic areas for Borrelia burgdorferi, Lyme Disease is very endemic in this area. The mice that were treated with antibiotics, still passed on the spirochetal bacteria to ticks after the ticks fed on the mice, remember that mice are the source for Borrelia burgdorferi, not the ticks. This new mice test basically backs up the Monica E. Embers study done back in 1998, a study that showed Lyme disease still persisted after 4 to 6 months of aggressive antibiotic treatment on monkeys. It’s rather strange that the Embers study was delayed 12 years, while a similar study done in 1996 by Mark S. Klempner, that suggested there wasn’t a persistent infection. The Klempner was published within a year and guess what, this was the study used to back up the IDSA guidelines.
Is this just a coincidence or is our government corrupt beyond belief? I would go with the corrupt, if you look at where our country is headed with a Government ruled by capitalistism, you can bet your but that neither the corporate healthcare companies want to pay for antibiotic Lyme treatment nor does the government want to pay for disability. So the best way to deal with this problem, is to deny Chronic Lyme Disease even exists. Problem is now, Lyme disease has hit such epidemic proportions, with 300,000 people infected each year, the Government can no longer cover up this disease.
There may be a new way to battle this Lyme Disease epidemic folks. U.S. Biologic is coming out with a new vaccine for mice that could help reduce the amount of people infected each year. Mice are the main source for Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria. First the ticks feed off the mice, then they later feed on humans and animals, passing on this horrible disease. According to Dr. Tom Monath, a member of the board of U.S. Biologic, this vaccine has helped reduce the amount of infected ticks by 75 percent. Imagine what this could do for people in endemic areas, if it works!
I still have a lot of skepticism though, I think medical companies are in the business to make only one thing, money! Forgive me for thinking that way after seeing the insurance companies not wanting to pay for longterm antibiotic treatment and the Lymerix vaccine failing. If the vaccine does work, then there’s the problem of still fighting off coinfections such as the Powassan Virus and the parasite Babesiosis. I’ve heard the Powassan Virus can kill up to 30 percent of its hosts. Viruses and parasites are a whole different ball game when compared to bacteria, they involve entirely different treatment!
I’m not sure if the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria can be easily irradicated by use of a Lyme vaccine. As ILADS have stated over and over again, this smart bacteria finds ways to adapting through use of biofilms and cyst forms, they are self defense mechanisms for the bacteria. But I’m going to stay positive though and hope that this vaccine does work. Imagine the amount of lives this vaccine could save it works, people in endemic areas could go back to enjoying the great outdoors. So many adults don’t hunt, fish, and camp anymore due to the fear of the disease. Lets hope and pray that it works!
I started doing videos on my YouTube channel again, The Covert Chronicle. So I recently decided to do a video on the antibiotic Flagyl and talk about why it could be so effective for people with Lyme Disease. A lot of Lyme literate doctors and scientists suggest Flagyl penetrates biofilms and breaks open cysts, but what if it actually targets certain parasites that antibiotics can’t kill. That could be why so many people stay chronically ill with Lyme Disease. See Flagyl is both antiparasitic and antibacterial, so it could be killing off Borrelia burgdorferi and parasitic coinfections all at the same time. It’s something to maybe think about and discuss, because I completely back up what Dr. Horwitz suggests, coinfections are making Lyme disease harder to treat and cure. Or should I say put into remission, it’s probably impossible to kill off ever spirochete in your body. But I really wish I could, I want my life back ya know…
Well on a positive note, it looks like researchers at Utah’s Department of Pathology have stumbled upon a breakthrough in Lyme Disease treatment. Dr. Janis Weis and professor Corey Tuscher have identified the cellular processes that influences the severity of Lyme arthritis. They say it’s a gene deficiency that’s causes some people to get sick and others not. “We’ve identified a gene, a pathway, and potentially a therapeutic strategy.” It’s possible that this could lead to cure. If you think about it, if you give your body what it lacks to fight the disease, your body could actually cure itself. But then again, if what Dr. Alan MacDonald is saying is true about biofilms and cysts, this may just help relieve some symptoms and not actually target the infection.
I’m all for the treatment if it can help relieve my arthritic pain! The arthritis is actually what disables me. The other symptoms for me are not so bad. So if a pharmaceutical company comes out with a drug to replace this gene deficiency, we could treat with this drug and antibiotics. The combination of them both might be what we need to cure ourselves. So let’s not count this out!
I just hope that these doctors and scientists can get on the ball right away. So many are suffering from the disease and new ones getting infected. We can’t wait any longer, a cure needs to come out soon!
This makes me wonder happened to Lyme Research Alliance(Time for Lyme) VGV-L drug by Viral Genetics? Last time I heard clinical trials were getting started, man I just wish they would come out some type of treatment for us, even if it would just help a little!
If you haven’t heard of JPMorgan’s $6 Billion Case of Lyme Disease by now, I thought I’d mention it here on my blog with a sense of humor! The rich are always cracking jokes about the disese, like David Letterman, I thought I’d send one their way!
It’s absolutely amazing how many people are getting affected with this disease nowadays, it’s absolutely ridiculous. But the good thing about it, the disease doesn’t discriminate! Just as much as it affects the poor, it also affects the rich as well!
Ina Drew, the executive for JPMorgan Chase got infected with Lyme disease in 2010. Since then Ina Drew has been making bad investments for the company. Some say Lyme disease ended up costing the company 6 billion dollars! I for one could definitely see neuro Lyme screwing up her decision making skills. Oh well, now how’s that Lyme disease feel banker? lol
Paybacks a mutha!
It seems like every other day, I see an article about Yolanda Foster dealing with Lyme Disease. I’m really tired of hearing about her! I feel for the woman, but there are millions of others suffering with the disease that don’t have money for treatment. These are the people that should be in news and getting help! Every week when I look up Lyme on Google, there’s another article about her. The recent one, I found suggests that she’s been fighting for life. The article states that the former model had such severe neurological Lyme disease, it shut down the function of my left frontal lobe. She couldn’t read or write for eight months.
It was so bad Doctor decided to give her electric shock therapy, which jump started some of the dormant parts of her brain. I’m thinking wow, wish we could afford these treatments that the 1% get! Makes me wonder what other treatments has she received? As we get dog shit!
Every time I think of the rich and disease, I think of the movie “The Island.” You know movie where rich people keep a clone themselves, so if any of their organs go bad they can just take one from their clone. With capitalism and corruption getting worse within the health care system, I think this is what the future holds! Another interesting movie is Elysium with Matt Damon.
And honestly it’s rather ridiculous that she received an award from the Lyme Research Alliance Gala. Some might think I’m rather harsh, but you know what, I just write what I see and hear! One good thing about Lyme Disease is it doesn’t discriminate, just read the article about JPMorgan’s $6 Billion Case of Lyme Disease.
My dad has had GI problems for the past year, I told him multiple times it could possibly be Borrelia burgdorferi wreaking havoc in his gut, but my mother and him have kind of dismissed it. He’s been on a gluten diet for a year and half now, any time he eats grain with gluten, it gives some severe stomach problems. I think he’s been had other symptoms coming and going, but he hasn’t told me.
Now after a year of GI problems, he’s having headaches and head pressure, just recently ended up in the emergency room because of pinching in his chest, kind of like pins and needles. I’m almost positive now what it is? After the doctors did multiple tests on him, they couldn’t find anything. That’s when I told him immediately to get a Lyme test done. So he went in to have the bloodwork done, I exclaimed if they have the western blot, get take that over the standard ELISA test. But honestly I don’t think the doctors ever informed him what Lyme test he did.
He’s also has an appointment scheduled with Dr. Ziobron in Romeo Michigan for the more thorough Lyme test from Igenex Labs. I talked to him on the phone today, he said the headaches are getting so bad he’s just ready to get on antibiotics.
I’m really just bewildered right now, I’m angered, frustrated, and sad. I really hope that my father doesn’t have Lyme, I do not want him to go through what I’m going through with this horrible disease. But what else would it be? There’s not too many diseases that can cause my dad’s symptoms and it’s somewhat similar to mine.
My beginning symptoms were changes in vision, headaches from foods with gluten, and GERD. His beginning symptom was just stomach pains from foods with gluten. So his case is a little different, but now that he’s having headaches and chest pains which I had, more of a multi-symptom disease, which leads me to believe Lyme.
If he does come up positive, he’s going to be the “like” the 6th immediate family member that has Lyme. The reason I use the word like, because I’m not sure how many members within my family have Lyme because some family members have kept their lives private. But I know that my uncle got the red ring rash and went on antibiotics. My aunt is currently treating herself with natural antibiotic herbs for chronic Lyme. And my other aunt said she went on antibiotics for a short amount of time because she pulled a tick out of her. Then there’s another family member, but I’ve been kept in the dark about his situation.
The deer really are prevalent where my dad lives in Leonard Michigan, they were trotting around right in his backyard. Six months ago my mom and dad put their dog down because he was pissing up blood. It really pisses me off that they made the decision without asking me first. After they told me about his situation, I immediately thought “Lyme!” My dad said one time he found a tick on the rug in the middle of summer. My dad thought how did he get in here? Our dog was always on a short leash, right in the vicinity of a cemented patio. So how did a tick managed to get in here? Well it managed! And chances are our dog Duke had Lyme as well.
If Lyme Disease is this bad in southern Michigan, how can this disease still be this silent dammit! Lyme and the politics surrounding the disease never really ceases to amaze me!
With the rise of Lyme disease now hitting 300,000+ Americans each year, it’s no surprise to me to find other animals being hit just as hard too. Articles are surfacing around the web of where moose are dying off in massive droves, the culprit? Well scientists don’t know for sure, but they are sometimes finding 100,000 ticks on just one moose! Now that’s nasty, imagine how many different coinfections these moose are getting infected with along with Lyme disease. Plenty of diseases to take down a 1000 pound moose, that’s for sure.
Our friends over at Northern Wild claim moose are testing positive for Lyme disease, so to me that’s a clear sign. Some articles have claim that climate change could be affecting the heard, along withover-hunting, but honestly that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. Some moose have been missing massive spots of fur, symbolizing that they have tried to remove the ticks from their bodies by rubbing up against trees.
It’s rather interesting that some scientists are suggesting ticks are the main culprit for killing a 1000 pound animal by the droves, when the CDC still says Lyme Disease rarely kills, now think about that for a second!