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1. The Lyme Disease Solution
2. The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments:
3. Beating Lyme: Understanding and
4. Everything You Need to Know About
5. Coping with Lyme Disease: A Practical
6. Healing Lyme: Natural Healing
7. Healing Lyme Disease Naturally:
8. Beating Lyme Disease Second Edition:
9. 2008 Lyme Disease Annual Report:
10. When Antibiotics Fail: Lyme Disease
11. User's Guide to Treating Lyme
13. The Lyme-Autism Connection: Unveiling
14. Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment:
15. Lyme Disease: The Ecology of a
16. Lyme Disease and Modern Chinese
17. On the Island of My Bed: Living
18. Making Sense of It All: At War
19. "It's All In Your Head," Patient
20. Bull's Eye: Unraveling the Medical

1. The Lyme Disease Solution
by Kenneth B. Singleton M.D.
Paperback: 550 Pages (2009-02-22)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$29.95
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Asin: 1439226989
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The Lyme Disease Solution is a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick borne infections. The author, Dr. Kenneth Singleton, is a board certified specialist in Internal Medicine who himself struggled with severe symptoms of Lyme disease for 8 years prior to being correctly diagnosed and treated. His book is full of medical wisdom and practical pearls of clinical information that every Lyme patient will find immensely useful. Though detailed, the book is easy to read and comprehend. Dr. Singleton does a masterful job of breaking down very complex medical information into simple and easily understandable concepts. The insightfulness and thoroughness of the many topics covered by Dr. Singleton testify to his deep understanding of and passion for patients afflicted with Lyme disease. This book is a "must have" for all chronic Lyme (and other tick borne illness) patients and for their families.This is not an autographed book. All sales are final. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (16)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource
Other reviews are more detailed, but I just want to say that I doubt there is a better, more comprehensive resource about Lyme and it co-infections, which are quickly becoming the modern plague.

Very well put together and highly readable. I would recommend this to anyone who has or suspects they have Lyme. If I were closer to Dr. Singleton's practice, I would have loved to take my son to be treated by him. He sounds like a brilliant and compassionate human being.

5-0 out of 5 stars the Lyme Disease Solution
An excellent source of information describing in depth how Lyme Diseaseworks and manifests in our bodies. A treasure trove of valuable tools we can use to find help for treatment, and to help us alleviate some of the symptoms ourselves..

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have For Anyone Dealing With Lyme
The information in this book is exactly what I have been looking for in trying to deal with long term Lyme and co-infections. Not only does it explain everything in an understandable way it also includes optimal diet, exercise, and supplement protcol. I just wish I had picked this up earlier.

5-0 out of 5 stars Professional and personal - great combination!
Dr. Kenneth Singleton's masterful book was the first book on Lyme that I read, after he successfully treated my sister's terrible 4-year Lyme - Bartonella infection. WOW, were my eyes opened to the devastation that Lyme and tick-borne co-infections can cause! Since then I've read other Lyme books, dozens of research articles (thanks for the links, Dr. Singleton!) and surfed many Lyme sites. His nutritional information is especially important to recovery from Lyme and restoring robust health. As a health professional and public health student, I strongly and enthusiastically endorse and recommend this book to anyone seeking accurate, evidence-based and helpful information on Lyme and other tick-borne infectious diseases. Linda J. Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC and MPH student; Bright Future Lactation Resource Centre; Dayton Ohio.

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't Believe the Doubters!
I cannot thank Dr. Singleton enough for writing a book that provided me with an understanding of this complex disease that had gripped me with such fear and hopelessness.I believe that because he has had Lyme Disease himself, Dr. Singleton has a deep insight into how crucial it is to address the whole person.I realized that yes, the antibiotics played a role in my treatment, but all of the other factors that Dr. Singleton outlines so effectively in his book, especially the Lyme Inflammation Diet, were key to my healing.The Lyme Disease Solution provides a comprehensive, understandable, achievable approach to treating the person, not just the disease.This book by far, trumps any other book I have read on Lyme. And there is plenty of material about the coinfections such as Babesia and Bartonella, contrary to what you may have been told in other reviews. If you or someone you know or love has or suspects they have Lyme Disease, you MUST get this book!! ... Read more

2. The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments: Defeat Lyme Disease with the Best of Conventional and Alternative Medicine
by Bryan Rosner
Paperback: 367 Pages (2007-04-03)
list price: US$46.00 -- used & new: US$17.54
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Asin: 0976379716
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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New Lyme Disease treatments are desperately needed. This book provides them. The book identifies ten cutting-edge conventional and alternative treatments and gives practical guidance on integrating them into a comprehensive treatment plan that maximizes therapeutic benefit while minimizing side effects. On the pages of this book you will find the most accurate, current Lyme Disease information available. Discover the tools and resources to reclaim your health using the best of conventional and alternative medicine. Lyme Disease is one of the most stubborn, treatment resistant infections on earth. It is also spreading rapidly on all continents. Borrelia Burgdorferi - the elusive and dangerous Lyme Disease bacteria - can mimic many seemingly unrelated diseases, resulting in frequent misdiagnosis of the infection. Government health officials are beginning to recognize Lyme Disease for what it is: a growing threat to public health and safety. Statistics show that there are over 200,000 new Lyme Disease infections per year in the United States alone. Read this book to find out about the following breakthrough Lyme Disease treatments. Five Core Treatment Protocols: The Antibiotic Rotation Protocol, The Marshall Protocol, The Salt / Vitamin C Protocol, Detoxification, and Electromedicine (Rife Machine Therapy). Five Supportive Supplements: Systemic Enzymes, Mangosteen, Lithium Orotate, Coenzyme Q10, and Magnesium. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (42)

5-0 out of 5 stars changed my life
this book is very informative about alternatives and supplemental therapies for treating lyme disease. after reading chapter 5, i immediately purchased "When Antibiotics Fail: Lyme Disease and Rife Machines, with Critical Evaluation of Leading Alternative Therapies" and continued my research for getting over this dreaded disease.

5-0 out of 5 stars Should be considered essential reading for anyone having to deal with the condition of a lyme disease infection
Lyme disease is caused by a microorganism spread by the bite of a tick. Often difficult to diagnose, it can prove exceptionally debilitating and sometimes fatal. "The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments: Defeat Lyme Disease with the Best of Conventional and Alternative Medicine" is a 367-page compendium of information on the modern treatment approaches currently available in treating lyme disease, as well as cogent commentary on creating an effective and comprehensive treatment plan. Informed and informative, "The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments" addresses in detail the five core treatment protocols for lyme disease; five supportive supplements in aiding the body's natural immune system to deal with a lyme disease infection; and a series of appendices dealing with a wide variety of pertinent issues ranging from avoiding processed sugar in the diet to the BioMed Publishing Group's product catalog. "The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments" should be considered essential reading for anyone having to deal with the condition of a lyme disease infection.

2-0 out of 5 stars Borrow it, don't buy.
This is an interesting read for a lyme disease sufferer as I am, but a lot of the information is questionable at best. It gives you hope at first, but then I realized most of the information in the book is not substantiated with any real medical studies- there are no footnotes orreferences for treatments Rosner suggests.When I read the part about Vitamin D I got very upset.
On the upside, this book is easy to read and does provide some general health info that is necessary in treating lyme. Glad I only borrowed it from the library.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments
This book saved my life.I have read many books on Lyme and autoimmune diseases, but this book remains the best.I have suffered from Post Treatment Lyme Disease (also conflictingly called Chronic Lyme) for many decades and was facing multiple surgeries in 2005.I have seen many doctors and had many tests; but, thanks to recommendations in this book, I finally found help.I began the Marshall Protocol in 2007; and now I have avoided 3 risky surgeries and am 90% healed.Thank you, Bryan Rosner!

1-0 out of 5 stars bad vibes
this is the first time I am writing a book review and only feel compelled to do so in warning other people about this book. I would recommend renting this book first before considering purchasing it. this author seems very stuck on his previous book about rife machines and keeps referring to it saying there is information in that book not contained in this one which came off to me as very salesman-like and marketing. also there is some downright bizarre material in here which I found to be eerie. one was suggesting huge intakes of salt and vitamin C together; a protocol developed by some people who just thought the idea up based on their own theory. another suggestion which was quite bothersome and which the author felt strongly helped him was something called the "marshall protocol." google it and check out what doctors have to say about it. yeah the guy who thought it up was a doctor, but it isn't mentioned in the book that he was not a medical doctor but rather specialized in a completely non-medical field (from what I found out online). and the protocol from this guy who is apparently not a medical doctor at all is to completely reduce vitamin D from your system which involves wearing sunglasses whenever exposed to light (someone mentioned even computer screens??), not eating anything that contains vitamin D, staying out of the sunlight like a vampire, and getting on Benicar; a heart medication. there are no references in this book to medical or scientific literature. ... Read more

3. Beating Lyme: Understanding and Treating This Complex and Often Misdiagnosed Disease
by Constance A. Bean, Lesley Ann Fein
Paperback: 304 Pages (2008-06-25)
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Asin: 081440944X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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More than 30 years after it was first diagnosed, Lyme disease remains one of our most misunderstood illnesses. This frequently misdiagnosed infection is spreading at an alarming rate and, if not treated early, can cause debilitating symp­toms. More than 1.7 million people in the United States, and others in Europe and Asia, currently have Lyme and are unaware or can't find the right treatment. Finally, Beating Lyme offers those who struggle with it the guidance to get the help they need. A respected health author and educator, Constance Bean is an authority on this elusive illness. In 1993 she was diagnosed with Lyme and has spent the past 14 years, along with Dr. Sam Donta, researching its treatments and diagnoses. In Beating Lyme readers will find comforting, hard-won advice on such topics as:

what Lyme is and how to recognize the symptoms * what to do after a tick bite *how to protect family and friends * how to get the best treatment and what to do if insurance won't cover it * living with long-term Lyme disease. Compassionate and thoroughly researched, this is a book that will help doctors and patients understand and conquer this complex illness. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Thorough, intelligent book
Ignore the ranty, meandering, flat-out weird foreword by a neurotic doctor and go straight for the book itself.I've been disappointed in a couple of other Lyme books and was finally relieved to find one that was thorough, well-written, well-researched, and informative without being overly emotional.This book gives you a detailed history of Lyme and FACTS (not whiney opinions and complaints, like the book "Coping with Lyme Disease," which is nothing short of an abomination).It is an intelligent book and helps if you have a vague background in science.I have a M.S. in biology and found it to be just below my level, which should be perfect for any intelligent individual.If you are easily confused by scientific terms and pedantics, you might want to look elsewhere though.

All in all, I thought I knew a lot about Lyme and I learned a LOT from this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great book & very helpful
My husband was diagnosed with late-stage Lyme 1 year ago.This was after he had been to 12 doctors, and had been to 3 different hospitals.Lyme, if not diagnosed early, is very insidious, relentless,& sneaky. The author explains this disease well, although sometimes she uses just a bit too much medical "jargon"Overall, though, a very good book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Doesn't really tell you how to beat Lyme
I've read both this book and Pamela Weintraub's "Cure Unknown." This book touches on why Lyme is complex to diagnos and treat and gets into the history and politics a bit, but the title is misleading. It really doesn't say how to beat Lyme, not that there are any definitive answers on that anyway. It's an important book in that it's out there, but not nearly as well written or in depth or as good as a read as Weintraub.


3-0 out of 5 stars Mostly Political Information
This book has a wealth of information on the politics in treatment options for lyme disease patients and their families.This helps the reader to understand the obstacles and attitudes encountered when seeking medical diagnosis and treatment for lyme disease.I was disapointed that there was very little information on actually treating the disease besides the authors own experience.While trying to explain the whole lyme picture, I felt that too much emphasis was put on information that was dated, and not enough newer ideas or research were presented.I had to put the book down numerous times because it felt like the author was rambling on and on about the same thing over and over.Especially difficult for a late stage lyme disease patient with neurological issues to absorb.

2-0 out of 5 stars Fair Older Medical Options
I reasonable introduction to basic Lyme issues.

As someone interested in exceptional diagnosis tools and advanced treatment, it is dated. But it does not buy into the 4 weeks of antibiotics and you are cured silliness.

OK for the simple basics.

This is a general book for someone just beginning to learn about Lyme--which is thousands.


So if you read this, then read about other critical deer tick infections that are common, emerging, and missed by most LL MD's and other physicians. These exploding and diversely present OTHER infections in Lyme patients, routinely prevent Lyme cures. Two common examples with over a dozen species infecting humans is Babesia and Bartonella.

And since 30% of USA structures have indoor mood, read the easy to-the- point books by Dr. Schaller on mold. You do not have to set aside a year to read them, and you do not have to be a Ph.D. to get the crucial information. Schaller is perhaps the author and co-author of more books on mold than any physician alive, and is also a certified mold remediator and certified mold investigator.

If you see or smell mold, have fatigue, migraines, psychiatric issues, insomnia, eccentric anger or unusual weight gain or loss--read Schaller. His books are here on Amazon.

He saved the lives of many in my life--adults and kids.

His treatments are not a simplistic 3-4 weeks of the same antibiotic. Schaller is also not stuck on eternal IV's for 50 years or years of IVIG.

He has a 2015 approach. Look up his name and his books on deer tick infections. No one has more. ... Read more

4. Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Disorders, 2nd Edition
by Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner
Paperback: 256 Pages (2003-03-14)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$4.75
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Asin: 0471407933
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Keep your family safe from tick-borne infections

With millions around the world infected–and millions more at risk–Lyme and other tick-related disorders are today’s fastest-growing infectious diseases.And while there has been much progress in combating these illnesses, we are a long way from eliminating them.Early treatment is crucial–and there’s no better way to get informed and be prepared to deal with these diseases than to read this book.

This comprehensive guide tells you everything you need to know to protect yourself and your family from the pain of Lyme, including vital information about the new Lyme disease vaccines. Written by Lyme disease pioneer Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner–cofounder of the Lyme Disease Foundation and a Lyme sufferer herself–this updated and expanded edition provides the latest on the multiple diseases that can be transmitted in a single tick bite and the symptoms that indicate you’ve been infected.In easy-to-understand language, the author discusses the often controversial issues of diagnosis and treatment of Lyme while reviewing the other tick-borne diseases in North America, such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, tularemia, the emerging ehrlichioses, and some that are considered potential biowarfare agents. She offers expert advice on:

  • Protecting yourself from disease-carrying ticks–and what to do if you find one on your skin
  • Obtaining the best medical treatment
  • Accessing online information on vaccines, repellents, and the latest research
  • Finding self-help and support organizations, state medical complaint boards, products, and related services
  • Starting a school or business prevention program
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Lyme disease is so difficult to detect that the averagesufferer sees five physicians before the disease is properlydiagnosed. Thirty-five percent of Lyme disease patients sufferpermanent bodily damage, and 17 percent lose their jobs. KarenVanderhoof-Forschner fared even worse than that: she contracted thedisease while pregnant (it was misdiagnosed as arthritis), and passedit on to her unborn child, who died when he was 6. She became anexpert on ticks and the diseases they spread, started the Lyme DiseaseFoundation, and compiled all her knowledge into this book, a handyguide for anyone living in tick-infested areas. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (14)

5-0 out of 5 stars Thank You Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner!!
While tent-camping on 5/2/09, my husband woke up with a tick embedded on his right arm. Now, we were in south central Texas and I know ticks are fairly common, but I also know they can carry Lyme disease and other "bugs" that aren't good for humans. I'm a nurse, but my skills for tick removal were long ago and far away. I said to my husband, "I sure could use my laptop right now". But, what DID I have with me??? I had my Kindle2!! I did a search for "ticks" and found this book and downloaded the sample. From that sample and the published table of contents, I could see the book had everything in it we needed, from identifying the bugger, to telling exactly how to remove it and how to "save" it so it could be tested. I purchased the book and within minutes, I was able to use the tweezers from my makeup bag to remove the entire tick! We placed the tick on a piece of scotch tape, folded it over to "seal" it in and we took the "saved" tick to the State Park Ranger station to let them know. They gave us the info we needed to mail the tick for "FREE" identification and testing to see what if anything it may have been carrying!

Thank you so much for making what could have been a very scary day, something alot less traumatic.No results on the tick yet, but will post them when they arrive!!Thanks again!

****UPDATE****6/19/2010So sorry for the extreme lag time w/this update, but the tick was negative!Thank goodness.I also learned the book was SPOT ON with the type of tick it was, as well.

Still a very pleased Kindle customer! :-)

3-0 out of 5 stars Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Disorders, 2nd Edition
This intriguing book provides an in-depth look at Lyme disease; what it is, where it is found, how to diagnose and prevent it, and finally, how to treat it.
The information on ticks, where they are found, and the suggestions on how to prevent Lyme and treat the illness through antibiotics is extensive, interesting and useful.
However, the author describes pharmaceutical antibiotics as being the only viable option for treating Lyme Disease, when in fact there exist a multitude of other therapies for combatting the illness, some of which can be more effective than antibiotics. These include Rife machines, salt/C, herbal antibiotics, Immune Response Training, and homeopathy.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pamela
Accurate and even-handed.I only give four stars because I was hoping for more in-depth scientific explaination.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very informative
...but will someone please tell me where "ticks" are mentioned in the Bible? She mentions this in the book. Thanks!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST BUY for ALL
This is an excellent overview of the disease with detail a doctor or interest patient would want to know. It handles information with non-alarmist views and scientific accuracy.

Even better is the updated new version that includes data on other tick-borne diseases. The writing shows respect for patients and the medical community.

I really like the information that addresses the questions about possible Lyme and other diseases in the midwest and other areas that are not considered to have lyme disease. ... Read more

5. Coping with Lyme Disease: A Practical Guide to Dealing with Diagnosis and Treatment
by Denise Lang
Paperback: 352 Pages (2004-06-01)
list price: US$16.00 -- used & new: US$7.25
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Asin: 0805075631
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Lyme disease, transmitted through the bite of a tick, is one of our nation's fastest-growing epidemics. Since Coping with Lyme Disease was first published in 1993, the number of sufferers afflicted by this debilitating condition has grown alarmingly. Every chapter has been thoroughly revised and new information about the long-term neurological effects of Lyme disease and congential and chronic versions of the illness has been added. This comprehensive guide includes - basic prevention tips - a detailed catalog of the physical and psychological symptoms to look for - a complete look at the medical and home care options and insurance policies available to patients - a special discussion of Lyme's effects on women, children, and the elderly - an expanded resource guide, with listings of news publications, state-by-state support groups, and special family services This fully updated third edition informs readers of the latest medical findings in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease-providing crucial information about newly discovered Lyme-related illnesses, electromagnetic procedures, clinical and antibiotic therapies, and curative nutritional products now on the market. A longtime bestseller, this authoritative book is an essential tool for all Lyme disease sufferers. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I was so pleased with this book on Lyme disease.The author apparently researched carefully, had a wealth of information on this topic and wrote a very comprehensive book on the illness.I would highly recommend reading this book, it totally exceeded any expectations I had and I find myself rereading certain parts of the book.There are so many diseases that are similar to Lyme disease that its easy to gleen information about other chronic illnesses from her book.Also, the author gives all kinds of resources to find out more information on such issues as where to find doctor referrals, etc.Just a great book on a very important and timely subject.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great information
If you or a loved one suffer from Lyme, this is good book for information and increasing your knowledge of the disease.With Lyme, you can never learn enough, so add this to your reading.

5-0 out of 5 stars Keep this with you-It has turned my life around
This book is my story. The chapters seem to come right out of my medical history. If you have ANY idea that you might have this disease, PLEASE get this book. Take it with you to the doctor.The chapters on health insurance and how to deal with doctors who are uninformed about Lymes are invaluable.It is written so anyone can understand it and the format is easy to use to find info fast.It has the best info of any book I have found and it is co-written by a Doctor which means your doctor will be more likely to accept the info in it. I have had Lymes for 14 years and the most help I have ever gotten has come from this book.

1-0 out of 5 stars If you are seeking REAL information, not rambling anecdotes, go elsewhere
This is the first book I picked up on Lyme, and I am extremely disappointed.The book may have been valuable nearly 20 years ago when it was first published, but now it's nothing short of ridiculous.Nearly the entire book is anecdotal horror stories about people dying from Lyme complications and doctors completely ignoring the possibility of Lyme being an illness.The author goes so far as to suggest non-diagnosis of Lyme is both a governmental and insurance-company conspiracy!

I bought the book for actual scientific information ABOUT LYME DISEASE.I wanted to know about the vectors, the illness itself, the science behind it all, and most importantly the tests and treatments.On these topics, you will find precious few chapters and certainly less than you will find in 10 minutes on a search engine.The entire rest of the book is moaning and complaining about how no one's going to be willing to diagnose or even test you in the first place and how no one will believe your symptoms and how your entire life will be ruined.I'm convinced the author made up most of the supposed case study stories she goes on about.If you're miserable and diagnosed with Lyme and want a book to commiserate with your suffering, this is the book for you.If you want actual INFORMATION, go elsewhere.

I have never been to any doctor with any complaint along the lines of Lyme symptoms without being given a Lyme test.Doctors seem to always jump to that possibility right from the start since the Lyme titer is such an easy test.But according to the author, getting a doctor to agree to give you a Lyme test is a Sisyphean feat!

Get a more recent book, and a scientific one if you actually want to learn anything.I am SO disappointed that I spent money on this piece of recycling.

Edited to add:The books Beating Lyme and Cause Unknown are excellent books!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Buy
Packed with useful information on Lyme disease in general but especially useful in helping the reader to recognize symptoms that one might not initially think of as being Lyme related (various physical, cognitive, behavioral and emotional symptoms).Denise Lang breaks those symptoms down by age (young children, adolescents, adults, elderly). Great book to keep as a reference. Easy to read - good for a lay person, general practitioner or mental health professional. ... Read more

6. Healing Lyme: Natural Healing And Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis And Its Coinfections
by Stephen Harrod Buhner
Paperback: 288 Pages (2005-06-25)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$12.43
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Asin: 0970869630
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Healing Lyme examines the leading, scientific research on Lyme infection, its tests and treatments, and outlines the most potent herbal medicines and supplements that offer help—either alone or in combination with antibiotics—for preventing and healing the disease. It is the essential guide to Lyme infection and its treatment. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Lacks Any Footnotes or Transparency for All Statistics, Claims, and Referrences
I found this book very troublesome. The book presents itself as a technical and thoroughly researched guide to healing Lyme- and nearly every page is filled with statistics that claim to be derived from clinical trials - however, absolutely none of the clinical trials are sourced, making it impossible to fact check. I find this lack of transparency highly problematic. If you quote statistics from clinical trials, you should include a footnote so that readers can see what study that information was derived from. This book presents itself as very technical (and is very difficult to follow); it is packed with statistics and claims, and absolutely none of them are sourced. To me, this suggests that there is actually no clinical evidence to back up any of the claims made by this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Healing Lyme Disease book
This book is filled with great information about treating Lyme Disease with herbal formulas. The author has certainly done his research and goes into great detail about each herb, how to use it and what to expect from it. He explains how to get an encapsulating machine, so you can put your bulk herbs into capsules and save a ton of money. If you or someone you know, has Lyme, get them this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Lyme Disease Unfiltered.
In the spring I bought a couple books: "Healing Lyme" by Stephen Buhner, and "Healing Lyme Disease Naturally" by Wolf Storl. Both are excellently written, and Storl, being an anthropologist, reads more as a philosophical study of disease and all the implications on society long ago and through the present. I believe most, if not all, inquisitive types would be very interested in his book. It really enhanced my understanding of Lyme, Syphilis, and the history and impacts of the diseases and medicine while simultaneously being a practical and philosophical piece. I plan to draw on it heavily for some parts of my classes.

Buhner's book is to the concise, well written, and highly recommended... just beware the outline of the core protocol on page 76, it says take 3-4 cat's claw, 3 times a day, and should say 1-4, 3 times a day. I made the mistake of reading the book and taking a couple weeks before beginning treatment. I looked at the chart, took 3 cat's claw on my first dose and began feeling a sense of euphoria a while after...

I have seen progress... I feel more energetic and my mind is a little sharper... I have been on max dose, plus teasel (15+ drops a day), for 2 weeks and 6 weeks, respectively. I think chronic lymies may have to do some long term treatment, but also hope these natural cures prove to be effective for the long haul.

5-0 out of 5 stars Healing Lyme by Stephen Buhner

Very informative.An excellent book to sort through what is
needed for this very misunderstood illness.

5-0 out of 5 stars Soooo informative!
This book was highly recommended by my doctor.He has been recommending Stephen Buhner's protocol for Lyme disease treatment for about 4 months.His patients are reporting wonderful results on their return visits.I have only just started so will not be able to give a personal evaluation at this time.
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7. Healing Lyme Disease Naturally: History, Analysis, and Treatments
by Wolf D. Storl
Paperback: 368 Pages (2010-04-27)
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Asin: 1556438737
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In Healing Lyme Disease Naturally, anthropologist Wolf D. Storl shares his own success in overcoming a difficult, sometimes deadly disease that is reaching epidemic proportions. When he was diagnosed, Dr. Storl refused standard treatments because of antibiotic intolerance. Instead, he researched healing systems of various cultures including Traditional Chinese Medicine, American Indian healing practices, homeopathy, and traditional Western herbal lore and discovered the teasel root. Teasel, a flowering plant that grows throughout Europe and Asia, tonifies the liver and kidneys, promotes blood circulation, and strengthens the bones and tendons. The plant has been documented to help cure chronic conditions marked by arthritis, sore, stiff muscles, and eventual incapacitation—all symptoms associated with Lyme disease. Dr. Storl’s approach consists of flushing out toxins and inhibiting bacteria by using teasel root as tincture, powder, or tea (available for purchase online and in natural foods stores); stimulating the immune system and detoxifying the body by exposing it to extreme heat (sweat lodges and Japanese baths); and dietary and naturopathic measures, including fresh natural food, exercise, and sufficient sleep. Written in an encouraging, personal tone but based in science and clinical studies, Healing Lyme Disease Naturally offers hope in combating a condition that has stubbornly resisted conventional medical treatment. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Philosophy For the Soul
In the spring I bought a couple books: "Healing Lyme" by Stephen Buhner, and "Healing Lyme Disease Naturally" by Wolf Storl. Both are excellently written, and Storl, being an anthropologist, reads more as a philosophical study of disease and all the implications on society long ago and through the present. I believe most, if not all, inquisitive types would be very interested in his book. It really enhanced my understanding of Lyme, Syphilis, and the history and impacts of the diseases and medicine while simultaneously being a practical and philosophical piece. I plan to draw on it heavily for some parts of my classes.

Buhner's book is to the concise, well written, and highly recommended... just beware the outline of the core protocol on page 76, it says take 3-4 cat's claw, 3 times a day, and should say 1-4, 3 times a day. I made the mistake of reading the book and taking a couple weeks before beginning treatment. I looked at the chart, took 3 cat's claw on my first dose and began feeling a sense of euphoria a while after...

I have seen progress... I feel more energetic and my mind is a little sharper... I have been on max dose, plus teasel (15+ drops a day), for 2 weeks and 6 weeks, respectively. I think chronic lymies may have to do some long term treatment, but also hope these natural cures prove to be effective for the long haul. ... Read more

8. Beating Lyme Disease Second Edition: Living the Good Life in Spite of Lyme
by David A. Jernigan D.C.
Paperback: 508 Pages (2008)
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Do you suffer from Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, or other chronic illness? If so, this book is for you! This highly-anticipated release from Dr. David A. Jernigan brings new and updated information AND provides the actual 'how-to' of healing for patients and doctors seeking to facilitate healing from Lyme Disease and other related illnesses. This book centers around Dr. Jernigan's new Perfect-7 Treatment and Detox ProtocolTM, detailing recommendations to promote healing in all aspects of life. Additional topics presented in this second edition of Beating Lyme Disease include further explanation of the body seen as a crystalline matrix of light, new cutting-edge products to assist in the body's detoxification and optimization, and discussion of the growing validation of important connections between emotional and physical health. If given the proper tools, the body can heal itself! This book provides tools that have helped hundreds and thousands of people gain the quality of life they desire. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars One of the better books on the topic
I have suffered Lyme & Post Lyme Syndrome for many years. I think I own every book on the market. This one is worth a read and gives new hope especially if you believe spirituality can impact quality of life.He does a nice job of explaining how the body's cells communicate information to each other etc.This book really made sense to me.By the way, if you have lasting Lyme symptoms, have a doctor check your blood for protozoa within the biofilms. Chances are that is also keeping you ill. Checkout someone like Dr. Stephen Fry in Scottdale, AZ. ... Read more

9. 2008 Lyme Disease Annual Report: A Yearly Update for Doctors and Patients
by Bryan Rosner
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Every year, newsworthy events throughout the Lyme Disease community will be chronicled in our Annual Report. This issue contains exciting and provocative topics including: 

The neuropsychiatric manifestations of Lyme Disease

The debate surrounding the chronic form of the infection

The supplement of the year: glyconutrients 

Updates on patient activism and physician criticism 

News from Bryan Rosner 

Much more!

The Year In Review

Further denial of the existence of chronic Lyme Disease. Persecution of Lyme Disease doctors. Devastating manifestations of chronic, neuropsychiatric Lyme Disease. New breakthrough supplements for accelerating the recovery process. These are just some of the fascinating and important events in the story of Lyme Disease that mark the past year. Allow Bryan Rosner and several of the most respected and credible writers in the Lyme Disease community to take you on a journey of journalistic discovery and expert commentary through the current events in Lyme Disease science, culture, and activism. BioMed Publishing Group s Annual Report offers updates to patients and physicians on some of the important and impactful events of the year.

Contributing Writers in the Annual Report

James Schaller, M.D., Richard Brand, M.D., Sue Vogan, Ginger Savely, FNP-C, Tami Duncan, Susan Williams, and Richard Loyd, Ph.D.

Author's Introduction

The idea for an annual Lyme Disease report or newsletter was born after I had gathered information on several new topics, not included in my previous books, which needed publishing but did not comprise enough specific information for entire books to be written. I considered producing mini-books for each topic, but decided against this as it involves too much pre-press work, is too time consuming and expensive, and fails to incorporate the valuable information into a central, easily accessible source. Nor did I have the quantity of information necessary to produce multiple books on the several new topics I wished to publish.

I have always wanted to launch a newsletter, but resisted doing so for a long time due to the pressing and demanding constraints of monthly or quarterly deadlines. Newsletter production deadlines would take time, energy, and attention away from my primary activities in the Lyme Disease community: research and evaluation of new products and information. Nonetheless, I knew that a newsletter was probably the correct outlet for the updates I desired to share with Lyme Disease sufferers and health care practitioners.

Because of my reservations, I held off on publishing the information in this book for some time. Then, one day, I was nearly knocked over by the idea that launched the book you now hold in your hands: I would produce an annual newsletter. It would be the perfect combination of updated, relevant literature and a manageable production schedule. It would be the ideal tool for releasing information in a fashion that is more up-to-date than conventional books, but less grueling on the publishing side than conventional magazines and newsletters.

The 2008 Lyme Disease Annual Report is packed with information on a variety of topics that I believe you will find to be informative and useful. In addition to articles that I have written, I have incorporated some of the best writings of the year from numerous authors and researchers in the Lyme Disease community. I want to offer my special thanks to those writers who contributed to this report. As you will soon find out, their stories, research, and passion for healing in the Lyme Disease community, add a unique and valuable component to this report. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Lyme Patients BEWARE!
Lyme patients, especially newly diagnosed lyme patients, look out for Brian Rosner. Hes out to target you. He endlessly self promotes his lyme books and rife machines on hundreds of websites, paying many of the moderators for posting about his books and his rife machine business. He constantly posts new youtube videos and they are all basically the same script with the same robotic sales pitch. Please look at his numerous youtube videos one after the other and see for yourself what a phony he is. His compassion is grossly scripted and fake. All of the videos are sales pitches for his benefit of making money off you! I do not recommend any lyme patient read his books or to even get in a discussion with one of his rife machine salesman, they will not let you get a word in edgewise. There are all hyped up and make you there new best friend, all calculated to pressure you into thinking you will not get better unless you get a rife machine. They will give false stats and even suggest it can cure lyme in 3 days. The good news is the word getting out on Brian Rosner true motives and lyme patients are no longer wasting there money on his books or rife machines. If you look on craigs-list or ebay you can see all the used rife machines for sale now by still sick lyme patients who are hoping to get a portion of there money back. Rife machines don't work! Rosner is all about self promotion and greed. You have been warned.

I recommend Pamela Weintraub's "Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic" and Confronting lyme. All written by honest, decent and brilliant writers.

1-0 out of 5 stars this is not the book you think it is
I was expecting a more scientific, useful book, e.g. "here are the latest studies and where things are at with Lyme research". Instead, as one of the other reviewers noted, the author has an axe to grind. He constantly plugs his other books, to the point of saying "if you want to know what X is" (when X is something you routinely run into regarding Lyme) "buy my other book!". He also espouses snake-oil remedies. Of all the Lyme-related books I've read, this is probably the worst.

For the few paragraphs of mildly useful info, it's not worth the price.

Want a useful book? Try Pamela Weintraub's "Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic" for starters. It's a very well-researched, non-partisan examination of the current state of Lyme Disease, its treatment, and the politics surrounding both.

4-0 out of 5 stars Two Writers Have Facts Right. Some Others Of Use
Rosner looks at everything. So pick carefully. One of his sugars makes you fat. He seems to not know. Yet he brings in new research/clinician types like Savely and Schaller and the later had a huge section in the book. The Bartonella part saved a divorce in my family -- the tensions were Bartonella.

4-0 out of 5 stars Lyme Awareness Art Project Reviews Bryan Rosner's Books
I have just received my copies of; The top Ten Lyme Disease Treatments, Lyme and Rife Machines and the 2008 Lyme Disease Annual Report and as an artist the first thing I noticed is that they are all attractive books with high gloss covers and attractive cover design. Ok, the giant tick on the 2008 Lyme Disease Annual Report is kind of creepy and made me itch all over just looking at it but it is still an attractive cover and one can't argue it appropriateness. I especially like the navigational theme of the compass and the silhouette of the hiker looking up towards the rising (or setting) sun, on the cover of The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments. Lyme Disease and Rife Machines size and cover design had more of a textbook or workbook feel to it which also seemed appropriate to me considering it's technical subject matter.

The second thing I noticed was the long list of well known and highly respected names in the Lyme world that graced the covers, forwards and inner pages of Bryan's books. Names like James Schaller M.D., Sue Vogan the host of "In short order" radio program, Ginger Savely FNP-C (whom I have had the pleasure of briefly cyber chatting with), Tami Duncan from LIA, Susan Williams Public Health Alert contributor and VP of TXLAD, Richard Loyd, PhD an electrotherapeutic device expert. The pages of Bryan's books are filled with ground breaking discoveries from the top minds in the Lyme disease world.

The third thing I noticed was the large print, which will be a Godsend for those Neuro -Lyme sufferers whose vision has been affected and for those that have trouble reading because of other Lyme issues.

If you or someone you know has advanced Lyme disease and are looking for a supplement to your current treatment protocol or especially if you are looking for alternative treatment options then Bryan's books are well worth reading.

For more complete reviews of Bryan's books and more information on Lyme Disease visit my Lyme Blog at: http://lindaslymediseasejournal.blogspot.com

To see art work and poetry created by Lyme sufferers visit the Lyme Awareness Art Projects Website at: http://www.lymeawarenessartproject.com

(You can cut and paste these website addresses in your browser's address bar or just Google "Lyme Awareness Art Project" and "Linda's Lyme Disease Journal")

4-0 out of 5 stars Very Informative
Has much more information than I needed, but the coverage was good.

Author had an axe to grind. This sometimes made me question his conclusions.

As a Lyme Disease sufferer, I found the book useful. ... Read more

10. When Antibiotics Fail: Lyme Disease and Rife Machines, with Critical Evaluation of Leading Alternative Therapies
by Bryan Rosner
Paperback: 203 Pages (2005-01-05)
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There are enough books and websites about what Lyme Disease is and which ticks carry it. But there is very little useful information for people who actually have a case of Lyme Disease that is not responding to conventional antibiotic treatment. Lyme Disease sufferers need to know how to get better, not how to identify a tick. This book is about how experimental frequency devices known as "rife machines" have been used for over 15 years in private homes to successfully fight Lyme Disease. Many Lyme Disease sufferers have heard of rife machines, some have used them. But until now there has not been a concise and reliable source to explain how and why they work, and how and why other therapies fail. In the book you will learn that rife machine therapy offers numerous advantages over antibiotic therapy, including sustained effectiveness, affordability, convenience, autonomy from the medical establishment, and avoidance of candida complications. The Foreword for the book is by Richard Loyd, Ph.D., one of the nation s leading rife machine researchers and coordinator of the annual Rife International Health Conference. Rife machine expert Marc Fett and Coil Machine inventor Doug MacLean contribute their knowledge and experience in the book, as do several other prominent rife machine experts and Lyme Disease researchers. Throughout the book you will find stories of Lyme Disease sufferers who have used rife machines. You'll learn how they did it, what they would have done differently, and their experiences with other therapies. This book is user-friendly for people who have no prior knowledge of rife machines, but advanced enough to encompass documented scientific research and Lyme Disease pathology. The book contains critical rife machine information organized into a straight-forward and concise format. A detailed index and table of contents allow navigation to the topics you are interested in. The book takes a practical, down-to-earth approach which allows you to learn about: -Why rife machines work after other therapies fail, including specific problems with antibiotics -Sample rife machine treatment schedules and sessions -The most effective rife machines: High Power Magnetic Pulser, EMEM machine, Coil Machine (also known as the Doug Device) and AC Contact Machine -Explanation of the "herx reaction" and why it indicates progress -Critical evaluation of leading alternative therapies, including mercury detoxification, ozone therapy, homeopathy, hyperbaric oxygen chamber, herbs, colloidal silver, colostrum, and more -How use of multiple machines can lead to synergistic benefit and accelerated recovery -What it feels like to use rife machines - discover the steps to healing -Extensive discussion of antibiotics, including natural and herbal antibiotics -The intriguing story that led to use of rife machines as a treatment for Lyme Disease - how it all began -Answers for skeptics -Safety and side effects -A description of rife machine components -How to combine rife machine therapy with other supportive therapies to accelerate progress -Many other carefully selected subjects ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars changed my life
this book was purchased after reading "The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments: Defeat Lyme Disease with the Best of Conventional and Alternative Medicine". it explains how the bacteria works in your body and why it is so hard to eliminate. this was useful when explaining to family/friends about what was happening in my body. i have since purchased two different rife models and am using them successfully under the care of my LLMD and naturopath. if you want to understand lyme disease and are interested in alternatives to antibiotics, buy this easy-to-read, well-written book!

1-0 out of 5 stars Rife Machines Do not work people! Hello!!
The lyme patients reviewing about how they have been cured or are better because of rife machines do not tell you they either work for Brian Rosner or many of the reviews are by people who thought they were having a positive response but are all sick again. The placebo effect is very powerful when you are desperate to get better like most lyme patients are. I assure you I have never known one single person who get better with rife machines ever! Its a marketing scam and if you want to have a little fun have a rife representative call you and see how the script works. You will not get a word in edgewise and they will be all jazzed up about rife machines and how they were cured and how some people can be cured of lyme in 3 days and how they cure cancer....blah blah and a ton more blah blah!

I did this and spoke with a very talkative Darrell. He was a typical salesman with the excited and fake compassion that you will be cured by buying and using a rife machine. He said my name every other word. If they find out your are a Christian they will inject Christ into the pitch. They will pick up any clue about you and go with it. If you love mountain climbing they will too, if you eat sushi they eat it too. But just try to really get some air time with one of the sales men and you simply can't or they will listen for a half a second than back to the push. Let them do the entire push than tell them your not interested. They won't let you off the hook easily! Do not give them your email address!!!!

Rife machines do not work people! Look at all the rife machines for sale on craigs-list and ebay from still sick lyme patients trying to get some of there money back! If you must have a rife machine at least buy a used one. I know one guy who was so angry about the truth that rife machines don't work he heaved it in the garbage bin! He had a conscience and would not re sell it to anybody.

Bryon Rosners 2 minutes are about up. People are angry at him, especially all the thousands who believed the sales pitches and wasted good money on a machine that does not work. Its sad. Lyme patients are a desperate lot but we are no longer buying Rosners books are machines. Look at Rosners hundreds of youtube videos with the same sales pitch. Its a joke.

Greedy stops here!

4-0 out of 5 stars When Antibiotics Fail;Lyme Disease and Rife Machines
I was interested in Rife Machine Therapy. I liked this book and passed it on to a friend who has a Rife Machine.I think it is good for Chronic Lyme Disease sufferers

1-0 out of 5 stars Rife and case law
From Mr. Rosner's blog, some interesting excerpts from 2009:

"It must be understood that while Bryan Rosner wrote his books to share his research and opinion about rife machines, as well has his own personal experience with them, Bryan Rosner does not suggest that anyone else use rife machines. He does not advocate their use to the public because they are experimental and not FDA approved."

"Furthermore, the policy was deemed necessary after a legal review was completed, indicating that our informational resources (books and DVDs) will be best protected by the United States Constitution if we remain independent from the rife machine industry."

"Case law has set precedents which indicate that manufacturing, marketing and selling rife-type devices is illegal under most circumstances. Conversely, writing and publishing non-commercial books has always been legal and protected by the United States Constitution First Amendment governing freedom of speech and freedom of press."

So---- what that all means is---- buy Rosner's books, read them but understand that the information in them is only his personal experience.

The same as when I saw a UFO in the sky. I KNOW it was there!

Good luck.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource
This book is a great resource to lyme patients who are seeking alternative treatments to antibiotics.It explains the life cycle of the spirochete, as well as the fundamentals of electromagnetic medicine.
I highly recommend this book, as well as this type of treatment. ... Read more

11. User's Guide to Treating Lyme Disease
by James Gormley, Caren Feingold Tishfield
Paperback: 96 Pages (2006-07-06)
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Lyme disease is caused by a bacterial infection transmitted by a tick bite, and is best treated early with antibiotics. However, many people suffer from chronic relapsing Lyme disease, which can cause a variety of physical and psychiatric symptoms: recurrent fever, fatigue, muscle and joint stiffness, poor coordination, lightheadedness, mood swings, and depression. In this User's Guide, health authors James Gormley and Caren Feingold Tishfield, R.D., explain how to best avoid Lyme disease and how to benefit from safe treatments. ... Read more

Paperback: 364 Pages (2006-05-01)
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In a quest to uncover the origin of Lyme disease, the author zeroed in on Russia’s fur shipping industry and its New York brokerage, AMTORG Trading Company. FBI mole, Robert Hanssen was simultaneously assigned to monitor AMTORG in Project Pocketwatch under the Clinton Administration overseeing the Russian Counter Intelligence Desk. Verdon’s FBI FOIAs were stonewalled a dozen years, greatly impeding her research; other files simply vanished.Unbeknownst to the author at that time, spy Hanssen had forked over some 60,000 pages to the Russians, many originals.

AMTORG’s founder, Russia’s most favored fur dealer, Armand Hammer, hired accountant Arthur Andersen to head his new oil venture, Occidental Petroleum.Together, Ken Lay (Nixon’s Undersecretary of Energy and future CEO of ENRON), Andersen, and Hammer ushered in a new Détente with Russia and Red China.For the privilege of the US Export Import Bank subsidizing Oxy’s Siberian gas pipeline, Hammer would be obliged to make illegal campaign contributions funneled to the Watergate burglars.Had the history of the USSR’s biological warfare program been destroyed to preserve Détente and placate Hammer, or worse, cover up a terrorist network?

Forced to seek a historical witness to the Soviet-Nazi collaboration in dispersing tick borne diseases of the nervous system, I.G. Farben’s chemist, Henry Tolkmith, fit the bill.Recruited under Operation Paperclip for DOW Chemical as a pesticide/poison gas specialist, most likely Tolkmith was protected under the 100 Person’s Act.Tolkmith’s real identity became suspect when perusing his WW II files.Conflicting physical descriptions, simultaneous sightings in the USA and USSR and double entry to the States raised alarms.Was Tolkmith the infamous Death Angel of Auschwitz, Josef Mengele, an expert in Lyme, Multiple Sclerosis and poison gases?Interviewed, Tolkmith denied his dossier photos were of himself and conveniently died.Had Josef’s brother, Karl, been uncovered in the Brazilian grave at Sao Paulo?Had these two look-a-likes been switched at birth and switched at death?

The Brazilian Mengele held ties to Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie of ODESSA, a drug and arms dealer serving a network of international terrorists and the mujaheddin.Arthur Andersen’s new client, ENRON, had hired dope-peddling terrorists, al Qaeda, to guard its Afghan pipeline.Poppy-field potheads are a pathetic, fickle army against Communism.

The FBI could not keep track of these terrorists at home or abroad, its mole was busy at work.Just after spy Hanssen’s arrest on February 17, 2001, Attorney General Ashcroft created the Strategic Management Council, headed by Arthur Andersen to re-organize the antiquated FBI, soon to be followed by the attack on 9/11.A month later, ENRON imploded, 26 trunk loads of files were shredded.Did Arthur Andersen pick up where Hanssen left off?The man who can solve the mystery of Lyme Disease and the SS Elbrus as well as ENRON and 9/11 may well be the FBI’s top mole, Robert Hanssen. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Review by the author, Rachel Verdon
From the author, Rachel Verdon:
The detailed evidence laid out before the reader in "Lyme Disease and the SS Elbrus," derived from newly declassified intelligence archives, exposes an extensive, alarming military/industrial complex between Germany and the Soviet Union since Kaiser Wilhelm funded the Bolshevik Revolution.

The existence of this grand alliance has been hidden under a veil of secrecy and deception, pulled over the eyes of the public in a barrage of propaganda by America's Liberal leaders since President Franklin Roosevelt.The history of this collaboration between Nazis and Communists opens the door to a horrible TRUTH: Liberals do not love everybody!

The author offers a well chronicled and coherent fresh breeze of insight on these two socialist snakes coiled under a rock in this Yin/Yang operation plotting human extinction, cranking a meat grinder of endless war, peddling disease, dope and death.No doubt, this evidence is a hard pill to swallow by diehard socialists in denial, stuck on stupid like a delusional drug addict in Liberal La La Land.That's just too bad.The truth shall set you free. Freedom takes vigilance.This book is for the vigilant.Read on, folks.

4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting history lesson
It is obvious that a great deal of research went into writing this book. I found her ideas interesting. Anyone who believes that we have a country of totally honest FBI agents, CIA, and government officials is clueless.

Could the author have made a few mistakes when writing the book? Of course. Does that make the whole book wrong? No.

I found the part about Stalin using biological weapons against his own people quite plausible. It was done in this country numerous times. We are "told" that it doesn't happen any more. Maybe the Swine flu vaccine is one of those biological weapons but we are so brainwashed that we buy the lie that it is to protect us from a pandemic....

We are also told that Lyme disease is spread by deer ticks. And it is strictly one variety of spirochete that causes the illness. If you should be bitten by a tick and you got sick but it is a different spirochete, then you don't have Lyme... Doctors are being told that they are not allowed to think for themselves when they have a sick patient who doesn't respond to the "generally accepted" treatment for Lyme. Her premise that Lyme is a biological weapon being used to make a very sick population is plausible especially since we have a mainstream medical community that seems to want to keep us sick.

I enjoyed reading about the graft and corruption. It explains our current situation pretty well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Most googled book on Lyme disease
This book is googled every day by those interested in Lyme disease. The author has appeared on Coast to Coast and spent her life researching and suffering from Lyme. Like anything in life, one must be selective about what one believes. This book is no different. There are some original ideas here and some that aren't so... shall we say... logical. It's a fun read and presents some viewpoints I bet you haven't heard before. The fur connection itself is enough to justify the book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Fictional Flight of Conspiracy Paranoia (Revised)
When I read the Amazon "Product Description" of Rachel Verdon's book, I almost fell out of my chair laughing. However, I realized that most people do not do what I do, that is, take even things I agree with "with a grain of salt," and do some further research, e.g. check out some of the references. In other words, I never accept one or two sources, whether books and/or articles, as gospel until doing further investigation of my own, unless, of course, in an area wherein I enjoy some expertise. As a retired epidemiologist reading about the history of various infectious diseases is second nature to me.

From "Click to Look Inside" I could read what appears to be the first 4 pages of the book. On the first page Verdon writes: "One of the most intense biographies on Georg Friedrich Nicolai was written by a serologist and pediatrician, Wolf Suelzer; `The Nicolai Case,' Wayne State University Press, 1982. It speaks for itself." Verdon goes on to write: "Nicolai and Einstein co-authored `The Biology of War,' in 1918. Einstein contributed the introductory `Manifesto,' which had been signed by a score of German scientist, excusing Germany for starting World War 1."

I found a copy on the web of "The Biology of War" by Dr. G.F. Nicolai (New York: The Century Company, 1918), free for downloading (http://www.archive.org/details/biologyofwar00nicouoft) and as it was not available at any local library, I purchase through Amazon a copy of Suelzer's biography of Nicolai. It may be available at libraries in other communities.

Verdon writes that Suelzer's biography of Nicolai "speaks for herself." She writes: "The history of the Communist-Fascist alliance in biological warfare begins with Albert Einstein and his BEST BUDDY [my emphasis] Dr. Georg Friedrich Nicolai." So what does Suelzer write? "The relationship between Einstein and Nicolai was the comradeship of two men fighting for the same cause [which was Pacifism], RATHER THAN A PERSONAL FRIENDSHIP [my emphasis].[Einstein] took a tolerant, slightly amused, but always sympathetic view of Nicolai's quixotic character." (pp 197 - 198). In a biography of 443 pages, this is all that Suelzer writes about the relationship between these BEST BUDDIES (according to Vernon). In a biography of Einstein, Nicolai, his BEST BUDDY (according to Vernon) is mentioned once in conjunction with the Manifesto to Europeans (Michael White and John Gribbin. "Einstein: A Life in Science," Penguin Books, 1993, page. 119). One might consider the exaggeration of their relationship as poetic license except that she claims it to be the starting point for the "Communist-Fascist alliance in biological warfare."

Verdon states that "Nicolai and Einstein co-authored `The Biology of War,' in 1918. Einstein contributed the introductory `Manifesto,' which had been signed by a score of German scientist, excusing Germany for starting World War 1." [I encourage the reader to actually download the Biology of War. There is a box where one can type in any page number and it goes directly to the page except for the Introductory pages that use Roman Numerals. In this case, to the left of the box are two blue arrows for rapidly getting to any of these pages] First, the "Biology of War" was written solely by Nicolai (not just from the title page; but from Suelzer's biography). As for the "`Manifesto,' which had been signed by a score of German scientist, excusing Germany for starting World War 1," the Manifesto was actually signed by 93 of Germany's leading intellectuals, including scientists, artists, theologians, etc; but NOT by either Einstein or Nicolai. In fact Nicolai begins his book "The Biology of War" with "the outward and visible cause why this book was written was the manifesto to the civilized world published in the early days of October, 1914, by ninety-three representatives of German science and art (page IX)."

Nicolai then goes on to reproduce the Manifesto in its entirety, adding footnotes where appropriate. For instance, section 2 reads: "IT IS NOT TRUE THAT WE CRIMINALLY VIOLATED BELGIAN NEUTRALITY. It can be proved that France and England had resolved to violate it, and it can be proved that Belgium had agreed to this. It would have been suicidal not to have anticipated them.i"

Nicolai's footnote actually shows the above to be a lie:

i On August 14, 1914, Herr von Bethmann-Hollweg, then German
Chancellor, said in the Reichstag: "Gentlemen, we stand now perforce
on guard. Necessity knows no law. Our troops have occupied Luxemburg,
possibly trodden Belgian soil. Gentlemen, this is contrary to international law. ... In this way we have been forced to override the justifiable protests of the Belgian and Luxemburg governments. We shall repair the injustice which we are committing as soon as our military object is attained/' (page XI)

Nicolai and Einstein did co-author the "Manifesto to Europeans," which was meant as a response/critique of the original Manifesto. Unfortunately, with only three signatures and war fervor at its height, it met with deaf ears.

From the publisher's description, it is obvious that Vernon believes Lyme disease an outbreak of something new, especially in North America. Thus she weaves a convoluted, complex, incredible conspiracy theory. From the publisher "How do we solve this Communist plot to destroy America from within, using diseases of the nervous system?" Of course there is a simpler explanation for Lyme Disease.

Lyme Disease has been around for a long time; but due to a more sporadic appearance, was not thought to be an infectious disease; but instead was given various labels such as "juvenile rheumatoid arthritis." As we moved out to the suburbs, living ever closer to nature, more and more Americans came in contact with the tick-borne disease until when a cluster was noticed, an investigation began, looking into the possibility of an infectious disease and so Lyme Disease was "discovered," more accurately relabeled. From Wikipedia's article on Lyme Disease:

"Before 1976, elements of B. burgdorferi sensu lato infection were called or known as tickborne meningopolyneuritis, Garin-Bujadoux syndrome, Bannworth syndrome, Afzelius syndrome, Montauk Knee or sheep tick fever. Since 1976 the disease is most often referred to as Lyme disease, Lyme borreliosis or simply borreliosis.

The full syndrome now known as Lyme disease was not recognized until a cluster of cases originally thought to be juvenile rheumatoid arthritis was identified in three towns in southeastern Connecticut in 1975, including the towns Lyme and Old Lyme, which gave the disease its popular name. This was investigated by physicians David Snydman and Allen Steere of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, and by others from Yale University.

Urbanization and other anthropogenic factors can be implicated in the spread of Lyme disease to humans. In many areas, expansion of suburban neighborhoods has led to the gradual deforestation of surrounding wooded areas and increasing border contact between humans and tick-dense areas. Human expansion has also resulted in a gradual reduction of the predators that normally hunt deer as well as mice, chipmunks and other small rodents - the primary reservoirs for Lyme disease. As a consequence of increased human contact with host and vector, the likelihood of transmission to Lyme residents has greatly increased."

Vernon has taken umbrage with my referring to an article in Wikipedia which she does not consider a reliable source for knowledge. What she failed to notice is the long list of references following the article, many of which could be accessed on the web, and many from well-respected peer-reviewed journals. In any case, as I revise this review I will give direct quotes from books andpeer-reviewed journal articles, complete with detailed references, and, when available on the web, the URLs.

It is also a bit of a stretch to claim her book as published by the usual meaning of the word. The author, Rachel Verdon, paid to have it published. From Elderberry Press: "How much does your service cost? Our fees haven't increased in more than five years and are about what you would pay for printing 1000 books at a local print shop. Adult books: $3900 plus 2¢ per word all inclusive. Payable in three convenient, safe installments." I checked our public libraries and local university libraries; but not a single copy was available. And none of our local bookstores have a copy on their shelves.

So why, though retired with time to spare, would I spend so much time reviewing a book whose author paid to have it published and will probably sell few copies? The old saying is "A Lie Travels Around the World Before the Truth Gets Its Boots On!" I have noticed on the web people citing talk shows, books and articles, not just a few, but dozens even hundreds of blogs, without checking whether they are disseminating the truth or someone else's lies or misinterpretations. Unfortunately, once people have done this, their self-esteem seldom allows them to accept they have been duped. And lies and misinterpretations have consequences. In a democracy people vote and votes depend on peoples' knowledge and opinions. To read more on how people often form opinions that they believe were arrived at from careful deliberation; but weren't see Thomas Gilovich's fascinating book "How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life," Free Press, 1991, and Michael Shermer's book, "Why People Believe Weird Things," (especially Chapter 3 "How Thinking Goes Wrong"), MJF Books, 1997 [note there is a second edition out]. See also Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson. "Mistakes Were Made (but not by me)," Harcourt, 2007.

From Vernon's comments on health care blogs and just the first few pages of her book, it is obvious that her goal is to infect others with her rigid ideological paranoid delusions, something I find alarming. Below I give just one comment Vernon placed on an Amazon blog which clearly demonstrates her mindset. The quote is from the Amazon blog entitled "Should we have free healthcare in the U.S. (and is it possible?) [Please note that the blog's title was a poor choice as there is and never will be free healthcare; but many nations in the world provide some form of universal non-profit health care for all their residents, providing good quality at far less cost than we do. The health care is free at the point of delivery, see Joel A. Harrison. "Response to DON"T FIX WHAT ISN'T BROKEN," East County Magazine, June 21, 2009, http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/?q=node/1429]

In any case, I asked her if she had ever actually studied any of the health care systems of such Western Industrialized Democracies as France, Germany, Sweden, or Canada. Below is her reply:

In reply to your post on Jul 12, 2009 3:37 PM PDT
Rachel Verdon says:

Harrison, You write: "a sane person would logically.. study healthcare systems work around the world" Good point. Have you reviewed Solzhenitsyn's "Cancer Ward" or "The U.S. Government vs. Karl Kratch" in the Nuremberg Trails recently?

In other words, Verdon somehow believes that the modern Western Industrialized Democracies of France, Germany, Sweden, and Canada resemble the Soviet Union under Stalin during the 1930s and Nazi Germany. Need I say more?

I will be revising this review after reading additional books and articles related to it, including a couple of biographies of Einstein, and books and articles on Lyme Disease.

4-0 out of 5 stars Some interesting theories on Lyme disease

There's a number of strange diseases, like lyme disease, SARs, AIDS, and many others.... that seemingly mutate out of nowhere. Many vaccine programs are also suspected to have caused epidemics, especially in third world countries where the immune system is already degraded from poor diet and poor drinking water. The truth of the matter is, nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and America, designed thousands of war machine microbes. It would be naive to NOT suspect that some of these microbes escaped into the population. Verden offers an interesting theory considering we will never know the truth about the secret programs of the 3 most hideous war machines in history. ... Read more

13. The Lyme-Autism Connection: Unveiling the Shocking Link Between Lyme Disease and Childhood Developmental Disorders
by Tami Duncan, Bryan Rosner
Paperback: 288 Pages (2008-06-26)
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Over the last decade, two disease epidemics have gone from mild ripples in the water to roaring, ravenous, all-consuming tidal waves, destroying thousands of lives and tearing apart countless families.These two diseases are Lyme disease and autism. Until recently, these afflictions were believed to be unrelated.Actually, that is an understatement. They were believed to have absolutely nothing in common, occupying distinct and opposite positions in the medical field.Whereas bronchitis and strep throat have some relationship in that they are both infections, Lyme disease and autism were thought to have nothing in common at all-one is a tick-borne infection which healthy people contract while camping, and the other is a prenatal brain development disorder. Recently, however, science has found similarities between Lyme disease and autism that cannot be ignored. When one looks beneath the surface of these seemingly diverse disorders, the underlying discoveries are shocking.Awaiting your discovery is the Lyme-Autism connection. ... Read more

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This is the single most up-to-date book on tick borne diseases, suitable for all ages, even if your children are quite grown up as mine are.Testing, diagnosing problems: good blend of technical /medical /personal writing. Get it and give it to your medical providers even if you and they are 60. Especially if Lyme Disease did not exist when they did their training: when I graduated from nursing school in 1981, Lyme disease did not exist.You can't be diagnosed with a disease your provider knows nothing about and, therefore, can't suspect.

5-0 out of 5 stars Physician Review
This book contains eye-opening data to convincingly make the connection between autism and Lyme disease for anyone willing to look outside the traditional box of medicine.It is easy to read for lay people, yet is perfect for physicians as well.The book is well-organized and simple to navigate.The story is totally compelling.

In addition, you will find practical information to help you improve your health.For example, you will find much information about how to find a Lyme -literate medical doctor (LLMD) and Autism-literate medical doctor.Also, you will also learn about pertinent diagnostic tests and specific laboratories.Multiple references are presented throughout the book.

This book should be required reading for anyone with autism.In addition, every doctor should read this book as well since we doctors are not taught about the infectious cause of autism and the chronic nature of Lyme Disease in medical school, residency, and continuing education.

The Lyme-Autism Connection is the one of the most important books about Lyme or Autism.

5-0 out of 5 stars Important Book
This is a VERY important book that deserves serious attention by both the medical community and our elected officials.Another great book by Mr. Rosner that everyone should read! ... Read more

14. Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment: 13 Lyme-Literate Health Care Practitioners Share Their Healing Strategies
by Connie Strasheim
Paperback: 444 Pages (2009-09-05)
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PRAISE FROM OTHER LYME AUTHORS:"A wealth of valuable information, and an excellent resource ... especially for patients looking for novel, non-toxic healing therapies to augment (or possibly replace) standard allopathic therapies ... this book should be in the library of all Lyme patients."-KENNETH SINGLETON, M.D., M.P.H.Author of "The Lyme Disease Solution""One of the most important books on Lyme disease treatment published in the past decade-an essential resource for both clinicians and those suffering from Lyme."-STEPHEN HARROD BUHNERAuthor of "Healing Lyme: Natural Healing and Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis And Its Coinfections"FROM THE PUBLISHER:If you traveled the country for appointments with thirteen Lyme-literate health care practitioners, you would discover many of the cutting-edge therapies used to combat chronic Lyme disease. You would also spend thousands of dollars on hotels, plane tickets, and medical appointment fees-not to mention the time that it would take to embark on such a journey.Even if you had the time and money to travel, would the physicians have enough time to answer all of your questions? Would you even know which questions to ask?In this long-awaited book, health care journalist Connie Strasheim has done all the work for you. She conducted intensive interviews with thirteen of the world's most competent Lyme disease healers, asking them thoughtful, important questions, and then spent months compiling their information into organized, user-friendly chapters that contain the core principles upon which they base their medical treatment of chronic Lyme disease.The specific practitioners interviewed represent a variety of medical disciplines, including allopathic, naturopathic, complementary, chiropractic, homeopathic, and energy medicine. Two European physicians were also interviewed. PHYSICIANS INTERVIEWED:* Steven J. Harris, M.D., Redwood City, CA* Steven Bock, M.D., Rhinebeck, NY* Susan Marra, M.S., N.D., Seattle, WA* Ginger Savely, DNP, San Francisco, CA* W. Lee Cowden, M.D., M.D. (H), Panama City, Panama* Ingo D. E. Woitzel, M.D., Pforzheim, Germany* Ronald Whitmont, M.D., Rhinebeck, NY* Deborah Metzger, Ph.D., M.D., Los Altos, CA* Peter J. Muran, M.D., M.B.A., San Luis Obispo, CA* Nicola McFadzean, N.D., San Diego, CA* Marlene Kunold, HCP, Hamburg, Germany* Elizabeth Hesse-Sheehan, DC, CCN, Kirkland, WA* Jeffrey Morrison, M.D., New York, NYAll aspects of treatment are covered, from anti-microbial remedies and immune system support, to hormonal restoration, detoxification, dietary and lifestyle choices. Furthermore, the book ponders patient and practitioner challenges of treating chronic Lyme disease, and offers helpful insights to the friends and families of those coping with chronic illness. Patients can use this book to get new treatment ideas and to educate their local physicians. Practitioners can use it to learn about and stay current on the latest therapies. Lyme disease treatment is complex and controversial, and this book puts the treatment information you need in the palm of your hand. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Insights into Lyme Disease Treatment
Insights into Lyme Disease is very informative. Lyme takes time to heal and there are many different schools of thought on the best way to treat Lyme. In this book each doctor discusses his or her philosophies towards the treatment of Lyme. It is a great way to find a doctor you are comfortable with if you are searching for one to begin treatment with.

2-0 out of 5 stars Comes with a Belief System
Contracted Lyme...had it for a while. Honestly disappointed the "standard lab tests" did not catch it, but thankfully found Igenex and lots of good info.

This book was suggested to me. I had it sent overnight-express and I was seriously looking forward to it. I think the goals are laudable, the authors sincere (this is compendium of 13 physicians and how they treat Lyme). But here is why I only give this book two stars:

- A lot of New-Age treatments: This might garner five stars from some folks, but reviews are subjective and for me the distracting emphasis on techniques that do not conform to well-recognized and accepted practices is concerning. I wanted to read about the results of double-blind clinical studies and how those lessons could help me. Instead, there significant time is spent focusing on things like the "Emotional Freedom Technique", to "employ training methods anyone can do to influence their autonomic brain and thereby correct poor immune response." (info from an EFT website)

And this gem: "This is a new process that has been developed over the past nine years...the body can heal from disease without any outside intervention..."

In fairness, several of the physicians who talk about "psychic healing" and various potions of herbs, oils, vitamins, drum-beating and crying to the trees also honestly admit that none of it works without...(wait for it)...antibiotics. Not the super-fancy antibiotics, but the really basic stuff like Doxycycline. How simple is the antibiotic treatment? Well, my pharmacy would not even charge for a 7 week supply of it. It was free.

- The tone of the book is really a bit haphazard. This has nothing to do wth content, but more grammar and readability. It appears the book is nothing more than a re-print of answers to a questionnaire. Or at least, that's how it reads. There is little to no narrative, no segue between items and almost zero introduction of concepts and terms.

Which leads to the third issue...

- It has a built-in audience that does not include me. Terms and remedies are name-dropped literally every paragraph. Some quick work with google (I really tried getting into this book) shows that the name-brand remedies mentioned are pretty well-known in the new-age medicinal world. If you know what "Psych-K" is, you will feel at home. The rest of us are forced to wonder, though it is mentioned many times. There are many cases here where I think I am reading an infomercial (the phrase "money back guarantee" is actually used herein to hawk a remedy).

OVERALL: This book contains some tidbits of information that appears acceptable to the larger medical community. There is an acceptance (grudging though it is) of the primary role that basic antibiotics play in treating Lyme.

I will give a special note of appreciation to the info provided by Steven Harris, M.D. regarding the danger of incorporating and using intravenous antibiotics early into a treatment regime. He calls out the medical risks associated with it and notes the lack of clinical evidence that it does much more than oral Doxy for the vast majority of patients. In a society where everyone wants "the best", I have heard many Lyme patients feel let-down when they didn't get plugged into an IV drip.

If you are into New-Age treatments and already know all the vernacular, this book is made for you and I suspect you will cherish it.

If you are like me - not averse to thinking outside the box but still more interested in traditional remedies backed by clinical studies - then you'll want to pass.

This review is going to get panned. But before you post a sharp rebuttal, understand that not everyone comes from the same place. I'm not into the New-Age stuff but am not knocking those who are. If it makes you feel good...go for it. This review is specifically written for other people like me, who wait anxiously to receive the kind of information they want and find it is not here. Rather than be disappointed, they should move on.

As for me, ten days into oral Doxy and my energy is up. The aches are backing down and I see a big response. The next step is clearing all that high grass out back to prevent a recurrence from yet another bug bite. Good luck all.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for Lyme patients
I was reluctant to buy this book because I thought there would be a lot of over-lap among the 13 practitioners.Not so--their healing methods are all diverse--encouraging that there's got to be a treatment out there that will work for me--and a reality check that this is one tough disease to deal with.This is a very comprehensive book on Lyme treatment, one that I will definitely refer back to often.

5-0 out of 5 stars Vast array of treatment options
This book was excellent, but overwhelming.Although there are similarities, each practitioner has their own approach to treatment.I was thinking, "Yikes, which one do I try?!"Personally, I'm not ready to go out and buy a bunch of expensive equipment and supplements and pay for expensive lab tests.For those suffering with lyme, I would consider a more simple approach.Get involved in lyme-rife discussion groups, chose a few basics, and go from there.For me, I've found vast improvement through use of good quality colloidal silver and a plasma rife machine (although random frequency generating rife machines from Jim Meissner appear to be a good option too).Daily walks help my body to mobilize and remove toxins and raw foods (primarily blended) have provided nutrients for my body to rebuild.Avoid dairy products, sugar, and refined grains.

So, read this book to get ideas - lots of them, and good ones that work - but don't get overwhelmed with the options or try too many options at once.I would suggest you discuss options you are interested in with your Lyme Literate Medical Doctor and work with him/her on your treatments.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must-have, great reference book
Instead of learning about the treatment approach and philosophy of a single doctor, practitioner, or researcher, you can read 13 approaches.You can weigh the options a bit better, look for commonalities, and make more informed decisions as a patient.The downside, naturally, is that in some areas the practitioners disagree or contradict each other and you may find you're pulling your hair out.But still is a must-have, especially if your practitioner is one of the contributors. ... Read more

15. Lyme Disease: The Ecology of a Complex System
by Richard Ostfeld
Hardcover: 232 Pages (2010-11-10)
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Most human diseases come from nature, from pathogens that live and breed in non-human animals and are "accidentally" transmitted to us.Human illness is only the culmination of a complex series of interactions among species in their natural habitats.To avoid exposure to these pathogens, we must understand which species are involved, what regulates their abundance, and how they interact.

Lyme disease affects the lives of millions of people in the US, Europe, and Asia. It is the most frequently reported vector-borne disease in the United States; About 20,000 cases have been reported each year over the past five years, and tens of thousands more go unrecognized and unreported. Despite the epidemiological importance of understanding variable LD risk, such pursuit has been slow, indirect, and only partially successful, due in part to an overemphasis on identifying the small subset of 'key players' that contribute to Lyme disease risk, as well as a general misunderstanding of effective treatment options.

This controversial book is a comprehensive, synthetic review of research on the ecology of Lyme disease in North America. It describes how humans get sick, why some years and places are so risky and others not.It challenges dogma - for instance, that risk is closely tied to the abundance of deer - and replaces it with a new understanding that embraces the complexity of species and their interactions.It describes why the place where Lyme disease emerged - coastal New England - set researchers on mistaken pathways.It shows how tiny acorns have enormous impacts on our probability of getting sick, why biodiversity is good for our health, why living next to a small woodlot is dangerous, and why Lyme disease is an excellent model system for understanding many other human and animal diseases. Intended for an audience of professional and student ecologists, epidemiologists, and other health scientists, it is written in an informal style accessible to non-scientists interested in human health and conservation. ... Read more

16. Lyme Disease and Modern Chinese Medicine
by Dr. QingCai Zhang, Yale Zhang
 Paperback: 158 Pages (2006-03-01)
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Lyme disease is the fastest growing infectious disease and it is now epidemical in the Northeast, Middle West, and Northwest regions of the United States. The number of reported cases has doubled in last decade and the infection scale has become larger than HIV. Aside from hepatitis C, Lyme Disease may be the second largest infectious disease in this country. Worldwide, it is also rapidly spreading in Canada, Europe, and Asia. There is great controversy concerning the diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis of Lyme disease, especially regarding the chronic and persistent form. This controversy has often left chronically infected patients without adequate medical care. Due to the special features of the Lyme spirochete and its multiple co-infections, conventional Western antibiotics treatments have not proven to be very effective. Stand-alone antibiotics treatment has become less effective overtime due to increased resistance and adaptation of germs. The Western medical approach to this infectious disease is to focus only on killing the pathogen. It does not address the complexities of the Lyme pathogenesis and various associated complications in chronic infections. Modern Chinese medicine is an integration of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine. We use this integrative system for the treatment of chronic Lyme disease. With over a decade of practical clinical experience, we have found that modern Chinese herbal treatment with supplemental acupuncture applied to Lyme disease (especially its auto-immunity and immune complex related complications) yields a much better clinical outcome than the conventional stand-alone antibiotics approach.What is modern Chinese herbology and how does its phytopharmacology match with the pathophysiology of Lyme disease? What are the shortcomings of conventional Western approach in treating chronic Lyme disease? How does MCM treat Lyme disease with herbal remedies and what are the phytopharmacology of these herbal remedies? This book is a comprehensive discussion about traditional and Modern Chinese Medicine and aims to answer these questions in detail. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Lymies Looking for Help - This is the Book for You!
This is a great book for anyone dealing with Lyme Disease and it's co-infections.It is well written and can be used by the Layman and Physician alike.If you or someone you know has Lyme Disease this is a great book.I just started on Dr. Zhang's protocol recommended in this book and I have high hopes.I know another Lyme patient who has been using this protocol for the last six months and she is having stellar success. Good luck to you, and I highly recommend this book. S.F. - Texas

4-0 out of 5 stars Scientific & Practical
This book is specific to Modern Chinese Medicine.Dr Zhang parallels his protocols to conventional medicine in a scientific and practical manner.The information he provides is based on his years of experience and application.He doesn't oppose conventional treatment and writes candidly about each approach. It's easy to read and comprehend.After reading it I felt very confident about the information provided.I highly recommend this book as an additional resource when looking into different modalities.

2-0 out of 5 stars lyme disease no mention of babesia or bartonella
No question Dr. Zhang is brilliant and has done amazing work to forward our knowledge of treating many things, especially hepatitis, AIDS and other medical issues. He is NOT however well versed in treating or understanding lyme and co-infections. His protocols for this are not tested scientifically and do not work. he has recently put out revised products based on the research and testing done by Dr. Schaller! His products are excellent, but he is not the best and testing and treatment. Dr. Schaller can use both eastern and western medicene and his success at treatment is stellar.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good Ideas, Amateur Experience
A long time sufferer of chronic lyme and its coinfections, I find Dr. Zhang's work to be innovative yet lacking the real depth and experience I find in books by Dr. James Schaller. I would skip this and go directly to the tick infection 'master,' if you want real modern cure dosing and actual studies testing Zhang's methods. Just my opinion!

4-0 out of 5 stars Explains some Chinese herbal treatments, without requiring knowlege of acupuncture meridians
There are better Lymes treatment books than Lyme Disease and Modern Chinese Medicine.This book is short and may be a good introduction to Lyme Disease treatment, especially for patients with "brain fog."

Dr Zhang apparently pioneered Artemisinin treatment for Babesia and developed higher potency Artemisinin.He provides an excellent description of how Artemisinin destroys food vacuole and cell membranes of Babesia piroplasms.Babesia may be acquiring some resistance to Artmisinin and many patients seem to require higher doses and length of treatment than Dr. Zhang recommends.

Dr. Zhang provides treatment protocols which are fairly easy to follow, considering the complexity of the Lyme spirochete.His Hepapro company also provides a one stop shopping capability for patients wanting to follow his treatment protocols.Hepapro also provides a free consultation with Dr. Zhang, after a certain length of time using his products.

Zhang also discusses using accupuncture, in combination with herbal Lyme Disease treatment.

Four patient case histories provide much needed encouragement.

Florida Detox and Wellness Institute has seen more Lymes, Babesia, Mycoplasma and West Nile Virus patients improve with intravenous Vitamin C and Stephen Buhner's Healing Lymes herbal protocol, than Dr. Zhang's Lymes herbal protocols.Intravenous Vitamin C is easily the most effective Lymes disease treatment we have used and has killed pathogens with the least Herxheimer dieoff pain or discomfort.

The herbals recommended in this book are more expensive than herbals recommended by Buhner, and do not seem as effective. You can expect to spend around $300 monthly for Dr. Zhangs herbal Lymes disease regimen and might not see any improvement, in three months.Dr. Zhang's Hepapro company does offer a free consultation, to their herbal customers, after a certain period of time.

This book fails to mention lumbrokinase, which has proven very effective for reducing excess clotting, caused by Lymes and Babesia.This is surprising since earthworm powder, which lumbrokinase is produced from, has been used in China effectively for over one thousand years.Apparently, only Chinese HERBAL medicineand acupuncture are discussed, in this book.

The discussion of Cordyceps actions was very helpful and informative.

This book does not appear to discuss Bartonella or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, which are two common Lyme Disease coinfections.

The HHextract, recommended by Dr. Zhang causes indigestion and gastric distress in almost every patient who has tried it and does not seem to have helped any of them.HH increases toxic acetaldehyde levels.

Smilax is very liver protective and may actually have helped some of our Lymes patients.

Buhner provides far more information in Healing Lymes.The Lymes Cure, by Singleton, is also a better Lymes book.Ironically, the best discussion of effective Lymes treatment I have seen is two paragraphs, in Curing the Incurable, by Thomas Levy, MD, JD.

Steven Sponaugle
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17. On the Island of My Bed: Living with Lyme Disease
by Carmen Alfonso
Paperback: 88 Pages (2006-11-01)
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A collection of poetry based on the author's experiences of living with Lyme Disease. This work highlights Lyme Disease. It is a personal account of what it is like to live with Lyme Disease. ... Read more

18. Making Sense of It All: At War with Lyme Disease
by Debra Murphy
Paperback: 116 Pages (2009-07-24)
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Making Sense of it All is a poignant story of a family's journey into the perils of chronic lyme disease. This compelling book will shock, distress, and eventually inspire the reader. Encompassing revealing medical data, gripping photographs, inspirational quotes, pertinent nutritional information, and even recipes, this little book is a powerhouse of a read. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I loved this book!
This book is an inspiration on so many levels.The courage and determination of the children is remarkable and their mother's dedication to getting them well is something every mother will be able to identify with.Whether you or anyone you know is battling lyme disease or not, this book serves as a great reminder that we should trust our insticts and keep asking questions.

5-0 out of 5 stars Inspirational and informative
This is an inspiring story about the perseverance of a mother and her family, against Lyme disease and the medical community.Please read this book if you've had a tick bite or any unsolved medical problems.It also happens to be a great argument against government-brokered health care.

5-0 out of 5 stars Informative Read
This book is not only informative, it is a great reference for anyone living `at war' with Lyme or just interested in learning more about Lyme Disease.The facts are eye-opening and I highly recommend this book for a good, quick read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommend
Just read this book and already have friends waiting to read it. It is a very informative personal account of dealing with difficult to diagnose illnesses. I highly recommend it for anyone dealing with Lyme disease but also for others still looking for an answer to multiple symptoms and no specific diagnosis.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book!
For those of us who are either struggling with Lyme or know someone who is, this book paints a very real picture of what this disease does to individuals and families. This book does an excellent job of explaining not only the complex problems associated with Lyme Disease, but the co-infections as well, which can sometimes be even harder to figure out. The fact that the Author is describing her personal struggle and her family's struggle with this disease makes this book especially easy to relate to- it's not all "clinical", it's "personal". I highly recommend this book! ... Read more

19. "It's All In Your Head," Patient Stories From the Front Lines: Intimate Aspects of Chronic and Neuropsychiatric Lyme Disease
by PJ Langhoff
Paperback: 260 Pages (2008-01-08)
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The History of Lyme disease, tick-borne illnesses, testing, and the politics and personal stories as told by Lyme patients. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Cure Unknown should be your first lyme disease book.
My feeling about this book is I'm glad people were able to tell their personal story about lyme, but sometimesthey wen't beyond just lyme.Sometimes the stories border on histrionic, leaving me a lyme suffer feeling unsettled.Part of me understands the need to tell every detail as I know life with lyme can be darn rough, but often I would read a story and end up outrightdepressed.Sadly the lyme community is still battling the IDSA's guidelines and there will no doubt be more sad stories like these occurring. Please email attorney general Blumenthal and tell him the IDSA is not complying with his settlement agreement and to re-do the vote on the lab tests. [...]

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book and service
This book is awesome and provides a lot of insight into the struggles that chronic Lyme sufferers deal with on a day-to-day basis.From uphill battles with insurance companies (some lasting years) to experiences with medication and the after-effects, this book provides a lot of experience, strength, and hope for other Lyme sufferers.The start of the book also provides an exhaustive amount of information on ticks and tick-borne illnesses, including the controversy that currently surrounds the diagnosis and treatment of chronic or long-term Lyme disease.

5-0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary!
PJ Langhoff's expertise and attention to detail has made this collection of books a very powerful and extraordinary gift to us all. These books are a reality check, and a powerful message to the nation and the world as to how serious Lyme disease is. Lyme disease, spread by ticks, is a national health crisis. It is destroying lives and disabling many thousands of people.

In "It's All In Your Head", PJ Langhoff carefully illustrates the shocking truth of how many thousands of Americans are being told they have a mental illness, attention deficit, depression, anxiety, OCD, and so on when in reality, they have been infected by serious infections that are altering their brain function. Everything has a cause. Normal healthy individuals do not suddenly come down with overwhelming fatigue and a whole host of bizarre symptoms seemingly "out of the blue". The cause of these symptoms warrants investigation.

PJ Langhoff graciously shares with us the true stories of real life Lyme disease patients from across the globe in this powerful and dramatic series. I highly recommend this collection to everyone, not just Lyme patients, because it will open your eyes as to how weak and clueless our health care system truly is. Many people do not realize how many germs a single tick can carry. These are filthy creatures who live off the blood of other animals and live in the dirt. One bite from an infected tick can infect you with Lyme disease, Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichiosis, viruses, nematodes and god only knows what else.

Wake up world, these books will prove to you the truth that is lurking in your back yards! Thank you PJ Langhoff for sharing with the world the powerful truth, giving the rest of us a voice, and providing this excellent educational tool for everyone. This should be required reading for all medical health professionals! Happy reading, this is great stuff!! ... Read more

20. Bull's Eye: Unraveling the Medical Mystery of Lyme Disease
by Dr. Jonathan A. Edlow M.D.
Paperback: 320 Pages (2004-04-10)
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Asin: 0300103700
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In this riveting account of medical sleuthing, Dr. Jonathan A. Edlow tells the history of the discovery of Lyme disease over centuries and continents. He also provides the latest information about the disease and its treatment, explaining the recent widespread outbreaks and examining the controversies that have swirled over the diagnosis, vaccine, treatment, and even definition of Lyme disease. In a new preface, Dr. Edlow updatesrecent developments and controversies in Lyme disease research, discusses reactions from the two "camps" of the Lyme disease community, and writes about someof the reactions of patients to the book. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Bull's Eye
good condition, arrived promptlyBull's Eye: Unraveling the Medical Mystery of Lyme Disease

5-0 out of 5 stars "Bull's Eye-Mystery of Lyme Disease"
"Bull's Eye" is a book to help the general public understand the causes and
treatments of Lyme Disease.
The used paperback book was in perfect condition.

I purchased this book through Amazon.com
The book was mailed and delivered in a timely manner.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not Helpful for Patients
This is a well written book.If I didn't know what it left out I would have been very happy with it.

The problem, from a patient's perspective, is that this book is primarily historical and is not of great use to anyone dealing with late stage diagnosis or treatment.It does not even address this terrible problem that so many people face.

Although Dr. Edlow mentions that there are differences of opinion within the medical community on many aspects of this disease, he did not elucidate...and so failed his readers and all late stage patients. He did not mention that many patients can't find a doctor to treat them, much less find one who knows anything about this complex disease.He did not make it clear that those physicians willing to treat LATE stage illness are putting their reputations and licenses on the line...because they do not agree with the IDSA guidelines put forth for EARLY disease.

These differences of opinion are all made possible due to the lack of a definitive and sensitive diagnostic test.Physicians are using CDC surveillance guidelines inappropriately in clinical settings to rule out infection.They are using tests that range from 50-80% sensitve to do this and that is the problem. Even the CDC states on their website that their "surveillance guidelines" are not for clinical diagnosis. Patients need a more sensitive test...the question is: when will it we get it?

5-0 out of 5 stars Cracking the Borrelia burgdorferi Case
In his book "Bull's Eye", Dr. Jonathan Edlow takes the reader through the medical detective work leading to the discovery of the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent responsible for Lyme disease. It also deals with several other tick-borne illnesses such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Q fever, and babesiosis. Unlike most readers, I have a unique perspective on this work as a former suffer of Lyme disease due to a tick bite I got while hiking in the St. Croix River valley of Minnesota in 1998. Fortunately, my physician, a gifted diagnostician, promptly tested for Lyme disease, and after a treatment of antibiotics (and anti-inflammatory drugs for the migratory arthritic pain involved), I became Lyme free after a careful prescription and testing regimen. It is with that background that I read "Bull's Eye", and I heartily endorse it as the best historical treatment of Lyme disease I have yet seen. I also have the benefit of being a biologist by education, so I was already acquainted with most of the terminology involved. This book is excellent for Doctors and other medical professionals, and is totally suitable to the layman as well, although someone with limited background may end up re-reading sections and flipping to the Appendix and Glossary occasionally.

The book is really a medical detective story, and a gripping one at that. It begins with the symptoms of an unknown disease clustered around Lyme, Connecticut in the mid 1970s. Initially believed to be Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA), authorities began questioning that diagnosis after demographic patterns were not consistent with JRA, and the disease exhibited significant clustering (which JRA does not do.) Initially brought to the attention of authorities by two area mothers, Polly Murray and Judith Mensch, their initial concerns were rebuffed. Through their perseverance, ultimately several teams of doctors began investigating the illness, believed to be linked to an insect vector due to the geographic distribution of the illness and the seasonality of the illness. Navy Doctors William Mast and William Burrows were quick to realize the curative effect of antibiotics on the disease, though not all doctors agreed. Notably Dr. Allan Steere of the Yale rheumatology department believed that antibiotics were not indicated until four years worth of data were analyzed. Although in 20/20 hindsight this is an obvious gaffe, I am sympathetic to the conundrum faced by Dr. Steere, as obviously he didn't want to prescribe unnecessary antibiotics. Where I am not sympathetic to Dr. Steere is in his seemingly arrogant, quick dismissal of the Navy doctors and their corporate and medical knowledge, particularly in light of their ninety percent cure rate with antibiotic therapy. I am somewhat academically amused that Steere and the Yale 'experts' were generally incorrect in most of their initial assumptions. Although I am personally grateful for the work of all the researchers involved, including Dr. Steere, I was exceptionally impressed with Mast and Burrows in addition to noted tick expert Dr. Willy Burgdorfer (after whom the Lyme disease spirochete is named) and his efforts to find the agent responsible for the disease. Working with ticks is extremely difficult: they are small, hard, and contaminated with a gazillion things. Isolating the one agent being searched for, in this case an unknown spirochete, is extraordinarily difficult.

Dr. Edlow is an excellent writer and anyone with interest in the medical field would love this book. The doctor who treated my Lyme disease recently left practice. When he left I went to see him specifically to thank him for all his efforts on my behalf and to give him a copy of "Bull's Eye." It was the least I could do.

5-0 out of 5 stars Finding Answers Despite Ourselves
We have AIDS, SARS, West Nile Virus, and other deadly infectious diseases to make headlines.It might seem that a recounting of the search for the cause of Lyme disease and a treatment for it would lack import.Lyme disease is not insignificant; it isn't as deadly as other newsworthy infections, but it has affected hundreds of thousands of Americans, and can cause symptoms from the curious but unthreatening (like a "bull's eye" pattern of a rash) to arthritis, nerve damage, meningitis, and heart disease._Bull's-Eye: Unraveling the Medical Mystery of Lyme_ Disease (Yale) by Jonathan A. Edlow, M.D., is a valuable addition to the chronicles of detective work that have led to our understanding, and sometimes treating, serious illness.As in most such stories, this is a tale of triumph, but it is muted; there is still a good deal of confusion and ill-will among patients, doctors, and their lawyers regarding the illness.

Lyme disease was first recognized in the US in Connecticut in 1975.It is caused by a corkscrew-shaped bacterium called _Borrelia burgdorferi_, but it is spread by what epidemiologists call a "vector," in this case the deer tick.The flurry of investigation of the disease was sparked by patients who could not get proper answers from their physicians, and were only eventually referred to Yale University, where the departments of rheumatology, epidemiology, and even ecology started investigating.Thus began the effort to get an epidemiological grip on the phenomenon.Gradually the patterns of the illness itself became clearer.There were stages, first a skin rash, then joint pain, but the connection between the two was uncertain.There was associated meningitis, facial paralysis, inflammation of the heart muscle, and disturbance of heart rhythm in some cases.Though Edlow charts the course of greater understanding of the disease, and makes a good case for pure and applied science eventually producing an accurate concept of the disease and its effects, he describes also the missteps and clinical errors, as well as the personality clashes, the human aspects of scientific endeavor which hamper progress.

In fact, the book ends on a rather sad note of discord.Yes, there has been a boom in knowledge about the disease, and Edlow rightly draws on inspiring stories of other epidemiological success, like the connection of cholera to an infected water supply in nineteenth century London, the development of Koch's postulates as a tool for infectious disease investigation, and the degrees of precision in increasingly complicated laboratory tests.Patients with a sense of independence began to question the theories of the disease's course and treatment, and support groups sprouted up.Some of the groups began to favor the conventional school of treatment and the physicians who followed it, while others preferred alternative methods (not alternative as in homeopathy or acupuncture, just alternative to the prevailing theory).There seem to have been organized efforts to censure doctors on one side or the other, some of whom have had to have bodyguards from time to time.There has been acrimony at professional meetings.Edlow found that those who were helpful when he began writing his book in 1993 made themselves unavailable for interview in 2000, presumably because of the politicization of the controversies.Edlow writes, "Nature goes about its business quite independently of those humans who try to uncover its secrets."_Bull's-Eye_ is documentation that nature is hard enough to understand, and human nature gets in the way of even the best scientific efforts. ... Read more

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