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Dr. Burgdorfer Calls Medical Debate A Shameful Affair

The discoverer of the spirochete that causes Lyme disease passed away yesterday, November 17, 2014.

In 1980, researcher Willy Burgdorfer, a researcher and expert in spirochetal diseases at Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana, along with his colleague Alan Barbour, M.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center. The scientists had been studying a large number of ticks in an effort to determine the cause of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

In examining the ticks for rickettsiae (the bacteria that causes Rocky Mountain Fever), Burgdorfer noticed “poorly stained, rather long, irregularly coiled spirochetes.” Further examination revealed spirochetes in 60% of the ticks. Dr. Burgdorfer and Dr. Barbour continued to study this spiral-shaped bacteria or spirochete, from infected deer ticks, and in November 1981, the two scientists discovered that the spirochete caused both the symptoms of Lyme disease and the strange bulls-eye rash called erythema migrans (EM). More than half of infected persons do not experience or remember a rash.

The spirochete was later named Borrelia burgdorferi in honor of Dr. Burgdorfer’s role in its discovery. Watch the following video interviewing Dr. Burgdofer about his views on the Lyme disease controversy which he calls “a shameful affair.”

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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.

“Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.”

No copyright infringement intended. I do not profit from, or claim any rights to any of these songs and artists:

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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Heather Needs Our Help – Now It’s Too Late

Updated August 1, 2014 with sorrow Soon after I published this, Heather Askeland took her own life due to her desperate physical and financial situation. Instead of removing the video, I felt that Heather’s death could potentially help someone suffering with these issues. Suicide is not the answer. However for some, it appears to be the only path out of misery and pain…these poor souls deserve our compassion. Shame on the medical community and insurance companies that put so many people in this horrible situation. Published on Apr 10, 2014 by Heather Askeland “I am desperately ill with Lyme disease, am homeless and have no family willing to help. This is, unfortunately, a life or death situation. I need an angel to come forward and help me save my life. PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY. please.” For more info about who I am, google “Heather Askeland poetry.” My previous youtube channel is “heiwalove,” which has my Lyme story on it (recorded when I was doing much better). Heather was asking for an angel…she is with the angels now.

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Dr. Sapi Interviewed on WTIC Fox 61 About Biofilms

WTIC Fox 61, Dec.11, 2013: Dr. Eva Sapi, member of UNH’s biology and environmental science department talks about the biofilm produced by Borrelia bergdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Footage courtesy of WTIC Fox 61. For more information about the University of New Haven, visit http://www.newhaven.edu. Also interviewed is Phylis Mervine, the founder of LymeDisease.org.

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Chronic Lyme Disease Discussed on Conversation Live! Part One

This production is not as good as Part 2 but there are some interesting facts mixed in with totally wrong information. Good example of how confusing the CDC’s reporting is for everyone.  Some of the statements given as fact are in fact not proven.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that three hundred thousand Americans contract Lyme disease every year, and the number of infections is growing. Contrary to popular belief, ticks transmit disease 12 months of the year, especially during winter! What can YOU do to prevent the tick-borne disease? On the next Conversations LIVE our experts will talk about preventing and treating Lyme disease.

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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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Lyme Disease Continues to Grow in Canada.

Jim Wilson President of the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation speaks about Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is the fastest growing infectious disease in North America.

Disease carrying ticks are becoming more and more prevalent in Canada and are on the move. These ticks are transported randomly throughout Canada by our friendly migratory birds that can also harbor Lyme disease and other diseases in their blood.

Lyme disease can cause long‐term health issues if not identified and treated early. It can affect the brain, eyesight, hearing, heart, nervous system, muscles, joints, digestive tract, and lymph nodes.

Lyme disease has been misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), several forms of arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, bowel disorders, and many other diagnoses.

Ticks can be found in your lawn, in tall grass or brush, on logs or woodpiles. Pets can carry ticks into your home.

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control has found ticks carrying Lyme disease throughout the southern portion of the province including the Vancouver area, Victoria, the Okanagan, and the Kootenays.

For more information visit the website canlyme.com

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Bacterial Attack Models That Cause Chronic Lyme Disease

Published on Jul 21, 2013
Cystic Borrelia are under-appreciated in borrelia biology. This full-length lecture discusses the formation of Cystic Borrelia, and the pathological effects in the human body which are associated with chronic Lyme disease, especially in the brain. Congential hydrocephalus caused by gestational borreliosis [ 3 cases in world literature ] are also reviewed in detail by expert Dr. Alan MacDonald.

Discussion of the possibility of motility in Cystic borrelia is correlated with Electron Microscopy of borrelia Cystic forms. The String of Pearls form of borrelia is illustrated, and the identification of Borrelia String of Pearls forms in human blood by Professor Morten Laane is illustrated. Round bodies associated with various Neurodegenerative Disorders in the Human [ ALS, Parkinson’s, Cortical Lewy body Dementia. CorticoBasal Degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, FrontoTemporal Dementia] are correlated with parallel observations of Round Body Borrelia invading human brain neurons in a case of Alzheimer’s disease. A new paradigm of Round body Neuropathology is suggested for further study as evidence of Invasive Cystic borrelia microbes. This Paradigm would shift the classification of Neurodegenerative disorders containing Round Intra-neuronal bodies from idiopathic in cause to chronic Lyme disease and infectious diseases of the human brain.

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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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Dr. Montagnier 2008 winner of Nobel Prize for Medicine Believes in Chronic Lyme Disease (subtitles)

Professor Luc Montagnier, the 2008 winner of Nobel Prize for Medicine believes in chronic Lyme disease, and discusses in this interview in French (with English subtitles)  the importance of detecting infections which may be at the root of chronic illness.  He also discusses the connection between Lyme, Autism and other chronic infections.

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Reliable Diagnostic Test for Chronic Lyme Disease

Joe Burrascano, MD is a well-recognized specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and associated complex infectious diseases, and the chronic illnesses that accompany them. With over two decades of experience and research in this field, he has appeared in and on virtually every form of media, has advised the CDC and NIH, testified before the U.S. Senate, an armed services joint subcommittee, and at various governor councils.  A 1978 graduate of the New York University School of Medicine, he became known world-wide for his experience and expertise in diagnosing and treating patients with tick-borne diseases and in his efforts to educate others- patients and physicians alike.

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Nobel Prize Winner Describes Expanding Epedemic of Chronic Lyme in France

Interview in French (with English subtitles) of Professor Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize for medicine in 2008, on the importance of detecting infections which may be at the root of chronic illness.

A great video and for validating that Borrelia and other co-infections can be chronic. We do know that Brucella,Mycoplasmas and Chlamydias are tolerated by Macrophages leading to chronic infection. We know that over 100 viruses may be transmitted by ticks, as well as bacteria, protozoans, and tapeworms, flukes, nematodes. Lyme is comprised of many types of pathogens and we need to know how these pathogens behave in the body and eradicate them.

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Marty Ross MD on Banderol and Samento in Lyme Disease.

Learn more about treating Lyme disease.  In chronic Lyme Disease Banderol and Samento kill the various forms of Borrelia (the Lyme bacteria), decrease and eliminate biofilms, treat dormant Lyme germs that are unresponsive to prescriptive antibiotics, and prevent Lyme disease relapse.

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Marty Ross MD on Lithium Orotate in chronic Lyme Disease.

In all varieties of chronic Lyme Disease, Lithium Orotate 5mg improves thinking, protects the brain from toxins, elevates mood, and decreases anxiety and nervous system irritability. In Alzheimer’s disease caused by chronic Lyme infection it also slows the progression of the illness.

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Invasive Plant Medicine for Lyme Disease

It is said that in nature, the cure is never far away from the injury. For example if you are bitten by a snake, there will be some plant nearby to counter the poison. This was of course much more relevant when people knew what to look for right there in the forest! Japanese knotweed, an invasive plant that grows all over the US, may be one of the most important plants in treating symptoms of Lyme disease. Interestingly, it has become even more invasive in the northeast US, in tandem with the rise of Lyme disease. The compounds found in the root have been used for thousands of years in Far East medicine. The most notable one is resveratrol, an anti-oxidant credited with preventing heart disease, also found in red wine. Now it’s widely sought after in the West. Herbalist / acupuncturist Timothy Scott, author of “Invasive Plant Medicine The Ecological Benefits and Healing Abilities of Invasives” shares his enthusiasm and knowledge of the plant here. It is always a good idea to consult a specialist before any new herbal regimen. Knotweed should not be taken in pregnancy except in small doses and should not be used with other blood thinners. Japanese knotweed, an invasive species that grows all over the US, may be one of the most important plants in treating symptoms of Lyme disease. –Bibi Farber I want to thank you for watching and add that I just post the videos to stimulate healthy debate. This posting is not meant to be indicative of my agreement or disagreement.

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Near Death by Vlog

I live with horrible pain, flu-like symptoms and cognitive disorders 24×7, due to Multiple Sclerosis and Lyme Disease.

People may see me on a video and think, “Wow! She doesn’t LOOK sick!” But they have no idea how trying to think, talk and articulate for just a few minutes sends me into unfathomable agony!

It just makes me so angry that I can’t do the littlest things without feeling like I am being beat by baseball bats and dragged by a truck!   Not fair!

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