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coinfections of Lyme disease

Lyme Healing – A Love Story

This is one hour but very inspirational!

Published on Aug 27, 2012

Justin & Christa Vanderham
http://www.justinandchrista.ca

This is a movie about our 5 years of fighting for our life, countless treatments, and the roller coaster Lyme can put you on. Christa fought for her life and we are still here to tell the tale!

NOTE FROM JENNA: The toxin binding powder discussed towards the end of the video is Cholestyramine. This is especially good for ridding the intestines of toxins that would otherwise recirculate.

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Joy Willaims – Say Goodbye
Natalie Grant – Held, Our Hope Endures
Warren Barfield – Love is Not a Fight
LL Cool J – Down the Aisle
Lifehouse – Storm
Jill Paquette – Come to Me
Michael Buble – Everything
Andrew Peterson – Dancing in the Minefields
Taylor Swift – Love Story
Grey Holiday – You Belong to Me
John Waller -While I’m Waiting
Chris Rice – When Did You Fall in Love With Me
Casting Crowns – Praise You in This Storm, Lifesong, Voice of Truth
Sanctus Real – Lead Me

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Yolanda Foster Shares About Her Chronic Neuro-Borreliosis

Listen to Yolanda Foster from “Beverly Hills Housewives” share her story of being diagnosed and finding a treatment for chronic Lyme disease:

 Yolanda Foster talks about Lyme Disease and her Lyme Disease Treatment over the past few months. The LRA or Lyme Research Alliance held a GALA event in Connecticut on April 6th to announce an award to Yolanda. She experienced joint pain, insomnia, and other lyme symptoms and even said it felt like an infection in her brain. Yolanda was treated at Sponaugle Wellness Institute in Palm Harbor, Fl as a referral from Suzanne Somers. |http://http://sponauglewellness.com/w… | Natural Lyme Treatment | Sponaugle Wellness Institute, 32815 US Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL 34684 | 888-775-2770

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Dr Rick Sponaugle Interviews Recovered Client

Dr. Rick Sponaugle, Medical Director of Sponaugle Wellness Institute, explains the brain science of Lyme disease to Jennifer, a Lyme patient from Virginia. Jennifer states that her depression, brain fog, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia are gone after 7 weeks of Lyme treatment at Sponaugle Wellness.

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Hantavirus: A Viral Co-infection That Kills Is Spreading From Yosemite National Park

BEWARE: Take the time to listen to this entire program. Mice are contaminants of many tick-born diseases including Lyme and Hantavirus.  Wear a mask if you are cleaning a camp in spring or sweeping/cleaning mouse dropping at any time.

Dr. Gary Ridenour talked about various disease outbreaks such as Hantavirus, as well as West Nile, and Lyme disease. Interestingly, historians believe that Alexander the Great died from exposure to Hantavirus in 323 BC, and soldiers were also struck by it during the Korean War. The rare disease is spread by the deer mouse, and there’s been a recent outbreak at Yosemite National Park from people who stayed in the “signature tent cabins,” he reported. The incubation time is 2-4 weeks, and people who contract the virus (which is not passed between humans) may experience flu-like symptoms, and fever. About a third of the cases are fatal, with lungs filling with fluid, leading to respiratory failure. In the 1950s, it was considered for use as a biological weapon, Ridenour noted. For further info about Hantavirus, view this report (PDF file) prepared by Michael Bradshaw.

West Nile virus was first identified in the 1930s, but until the 1990s its appearance was very sporadic. Birds are the most common carrier of the disease, which is spread to humans via mosquito bites. The Dallas, Texas area currently has an outbreak, where there are a lot of robins and crows, Ridenour detailed. While 80% of the cases are sub-clinical, others get flu-like symptoms, nausea, and diarrhea, and a small number of people die. “A lot of health agencies have said that (insecticide) spraying is too expensive for the number of people affected,” he said. Regarding Lyme disease, which is caused by certain tick bites, some victims experience long term auto immune problems like chronic arthritis.

Read One Woman’s Horror Story:

Cathy Carrillo, who contracted hantavirus at Yosemite National Park, sues park resort manager for millions

Carrillo was in critical care for three weeks and in rehab for 10 days following outbreak of the deadly virus that killed three people. The virus was transmitted by mice droppings, urine or saliva.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/woman-contracted-deadly-virus-yosemite-sues-article-1.1337734#ixzz2VkgtUVBo

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Insights From Dr. Klinghardt on Complications That Extend Chronic Lyme Disease

Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt is a physician specializing in neurological diseases such as autism and lyme, practicing out of Kirkland, Washington. Over the years, he has found that the lyme and autism patients who did not progress in their recovery many times had an underlying condition known as hemopyrrollactamuria (HPU), also known as kyptopyrroluria (KPU). HPU is a severe but reversible deficiency of zinc, biotin, manganese, vitamin B6 (or P5P), and arachidonic acid. When treated for this condition, his patients were then able to move forward in their treatment with success.

Dr. Klinghardt has found that HPU occurs in Lyme disease around 80% of the time (or more), and it occurs in over 75% of patients with heavy metal poisoning. The incidence of HPU in children with autism is over 80%.

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Endocarditis!


by Jdalonz, prod. by DJ Ra An educational song about bacterial endocarditis. Music video coming soon. “Endocarditis!” (Adapted from “Baby, I Like it”- Enrique Iglesias) -‘Jersey shore’ version of video to feat. Mike “The Fibrillation”, Sinus “Sweetheart”, AVinny, DJ Purkinje D, J-WPW, Anginalina, Rhythm Ronnie, and QRSnookie- [Courtesy of Jprod] lyrics copyright © Verse 1: Girl, please excuse me if I’m coughing kinda strong, but Ive got a cavitated nodule in my lung, My tricuspid is damaged, platelets-fibrin might thrombose. That vegetation’s got it looking just like a jungle. oooh, ooh, Acute from staph aureus if you’re an IVDU oooh, ooh, A fever and a murmur, baby, let me here you go: Chorus: Endocarditis! Changed hemodynamic flow Endocarditis! Got a tender Osler’s node, Endocarditis! Ventricular septal hole, Endocarditis! Endocarditis! Aureus, viridans, epidermidis, enterococcus Verse 2: Girl, please excuse, but my heart disease predisposed My mitral valve is prolapsed and my arteries sclerosed, strep viridans and group D giving me a subacute, Bartonella culture negative you’ll never even know! oooh, ooh, Anaerobes can’t do it cuz they don’t adhere to you oooh, ooh, A fever and a murmur, baby, let me here you go: Chorus: Endocarditis! Changed hemodynamic flow Endocarditis! Got a tender Osler’s node, Endocarditis! Ventricular septal hole, Endocarditis! Endocarditis! Immune complexes, heart infection, emboli to brain, skin, and lung, Janeway lesions, spleen infarction

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Mosquito Squad NVA Garden Show Pt 1 (703) 928-9564


Part 1 of 3 – Mosquito Squad of Northern Virginia featured on “Gardening News & Views with Dr. John”. Air date: week of June 22, 2009. Mosquito Squad of Northern Virginia offers mosquito elimination services for residential and commercial clients. Call or visit our web site at northernva.mosquitosquad.com for more information. Take back your yard and rid your property of pesky mosquitoes and ticks today!

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Misdiagnosed with Fibromyalgia and CFS for many years… Just another Lyme story (French captions)


This is the first video to raise awareness about Lyme disease -chronic late stage LD. Please watch and get informed about this condition. More and more people around the world are being “labeled” with fibro or ME/CFS instead of Lyme. It’s a treatable (yet complex but still treatable) condition unlike fibro or ME/CFS For more information please watch the documentary film “Under our Skin”: www.youtube.com Thank you. Voici la premiere video sur la Maladie de Lyme -chronique. Informez vous sur cette maladie car de plus en plus de gens sont mal diagnostiques et “etiquetes” avec un “diagnostic” de SFC ou fibromyalgie alors qu’ils sont atteints de la maladie de lyme. Contrairement au SFC ou a la fibromyalgie, la maladie de lyme est soignable (complexe mais soignable tout de meme… Pour plus d’information, regardez le film “Under our Skin”: www.youtube.com Merci.

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Dr. Eva Sapi – Bacterial Biofilms and Lyme Disease


This video is a 10 minute clip, part of a 70 minute interview with Dr. Sapi from the University of New Haven. She is credited with being the first researcher to demonstrate that Lyme spirochetes can actually create their own complex biofilm community to survive indefinitely within their hosts; both human and animal. Interview excerpts & videos with Bacterial Biofilm Experts (doctors & researchers): www.biofilmcommunity.org The documentary web site for the film: www.whyamistillsick.com The DVD is now available and it includes TWO films. See: www.whyamistillsick.com

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Cat Scratch Fever, MUST SEE!


Cat scratch disease (CSD) (also known as “Cat scratch fever”, “Teeny’s Disease”, “Inoculation lymphoreticulosis”, and “Subacute regional lymphadenitis”) is a usually benign infectious disease caused by the intracellular bacterium Bartonella henselae. It is most commonly found in children following a scratch or bite from a cat by about one to two weeks. It was first discovered in 1889 by Henri Parinaud. Manifestations of cat scratch disease can be divided into classic and atypical. Classic cat scratch disease presents as tender and swollen regional lymph nodes, a condition referred to as regional lymphadenopathy. There may be a papule at the site of initial infection. While some patients have fever and other systemic symptoms, many do not. Other associated complaints include headache, chills, backache and abdominal pain. It may take 7 to 14 days, or as long as two months, before symptoms appear. Most cases are benign and self-limiting, but lymphadenopathy may persist for several months after other symptoms disappear. In general, the prognosis is favorable. In temperate climates, most cases occur in autumn and winter. The disease usually resolves spontaneously, with or without treatment, in one month. In immunocompromised patients more severe complications sometimes occur. Atypical cat scratch disease takes several different forms depending on organ systems involved. Atypical forms of disease are becoming increasingly recognized in clinical practice. Parinaud’s

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~*Lyme Lite*~ Doc 2Day-Getting blood drawn Friday 13th-after 1 YEAR of protocol


All my soulcial(soul+crucial) energy for the day was amped for this appointment & spent on it. The rest of our outing was lovely tho. See my Thriftday Manifestations in this vid youtu.be My LYME PROTOCOL is at my livejournal: mindy-melee.livejournal.com Making copies of the bloodwork order, cuz it’s lengthy…will share later Dr. Phil is having a chronic lyme show Friday the 13th, too. www.drphil.com Here’s what I wore to my appointment mindymelee.buzznet.com

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How I cured my asthma part 2


This is my follow up video from my first video. It has been almost a year now and I am proud and exited to say im asthma free. Please look at my first video for more details on how i cured my asthma. Keep in mind there are other options I have read about that could also help cure or improve asthma. The antibiotic treatment was the route i went with and it was a blessing to have found the information on Jim Quinlan’s website asthmastory.com. Thank you all for your support and continue to spread the word!

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The Cowden Support Program | A natural treatment for Lyme Disease


An informational movie on the Cowden Support Program. This video explains how the Cowden Support Program was developed, how it works, results of recent studies, and one Lyme patient’s success story. The Cowden Support Program is a 6-month protocol developed by Wm. Lee Cowden, MD initially for the treatment of Borrelia and Lyme Co-Infections. Since the protocol helps to resolve the majority of the root causes of most patient’s symptoms it can also be used to treat most chronic health conditions. Many people use the Cowden Support Program that have not been diagnosed with Lyme. Use of the CSP may be helpful and there is no indication that it would be harmful. The Cowden Support Program utilizes 14 different Nutramedix products including 6 Microbial Defense herbals (3 pairs of herbals) that are taken rotationally over at least 6 months. The first pair (Banderol and Samento) were studied in vitro by Eva Sapi, PhD and her group at the University of New Haven, Connecticut and found to eliminate all forms of Borrelia burgdorferi (spirochetes, round-body forms and biofilm forms). In that study, doxycycline antibiotic was not nearly as effective against biofilm and round body forms of Borrelia burgdorferi. Richard Horowitz, MD in New York State has found the Cowden Support Program to be effective in markedly improving the condition of 70-80% of the advanced Lyme Borreliosis patients with co-infections over 4 to 6 months’ time, even if the patients had previously failed to improve

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Q&A with Dr. Cowden


A 6 minute informative Q&A video with Dr. Lee Cowden on the Cowden Support Program. Dr. Cowden explains how the CSP works and why it is so effective. The Cowden Support Program is a 6-month protocol developed by Wm. Lee Cowden, MD initially for the treatment of Borrelia and Lyme Co-Infections. Since the protocol helps to resolve the majority of the root causes of most patient’s symptoms it can also be used to treat most chronic health conditions. Many people use the Cowden Support Program that have not been diagnosed with Lyme. Use of the CSP may be helpful and there is no indication that it would be harmful. The Cowden Support Program utilizes 14 different Nutramedix products including 6 Microbial Defense herbals (3 pairs of herbals) that are taken rotationally over at least 6 months. The first pair (Banderol and Samento) were studied in vitro by Eva Sapi, PhD and her group at the University of New Haven, Connecticut and found to eliminate all forms of Borrelia burgdorferi (spirochetes, round-body forms and biofilm forms). In that study, doxycycline antibiotic was not nearly as effective against biofilm and round body forms of Borrelia burgdorferi. Richard Horowitz, MD in New York State has found the Cowden Support Program to be effective in markedly improving the condition of 70-80% of the advanced Lyme Borreliosis patients with co-infections over 4 to 6 months’ time, even if the patients had previously failed to improve on multiple courses of antibiotics. Dr. Horowitz

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Axel Won’t Back Down 2012


My 4 year old Son, 9 year old Son and Wife have been battling chronic bartonella for over 3 years now. Chronic bartonella is a silent destroyer of lives in our world. My 4 year old son Axel has endured pain since soon after he was born. Due to a spider bite he would suffer through extreme fatigue, low body temperature, aversion to light, eye pain and swelling, mouth pain, joint pain, headaches, neck stiffness and strange rashes but until he lost ability to walk and started to collapse frequently for no apparent reason the Doctors could offer nothing. My wife would insist on a Sunday MRI which would lead to a lumbar puncture for our then 2 year old and a diagnosis of GBS that would later turn to Chronic Polynueropothy (CIDP). At first the Neurologist tried to re-assure us that it was a light case and if he underwent monthly IVIG therapy it would be over in 6 months. Yet along the way our son did not make the full month to the next treatment and there were pains, rashes and other symptoms that the doctors could not answer. The answer would be an active bacterial infection called bartonella. We have more of our story and links to information about bartonella at beatingbartonella.com

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Infection


Evolutionary biologist Professor Paul Ewald and clinical pathologist and microbiologist Dr Charles Stratton talk about the role of infection in chronic human illnesses eg cancer and autoimmune disorders. Professor Ewald shows that infection far outstrips genetic or environmental factors as a primary cause of disease. Dr Stratton introduces us to one of the nastiest germs on earth – the stealth pathogen Chlamydophila (Chlamydia) pneumoniae, or Cpn. We believe that stealth infections have played a major role in our own illnesses, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. By treating these chronic infections, we’ve made amazing recoveries. Knowledge is power. We offer this research in the hope that people with chronic illnesses – from bedridden to painridden – may be empowered in their quest to get well.

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