http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/07/29/lyme-disease-tick-epidemic.aspx#commentfocus

Dr. Mercola once again puts great info out on Lyme Disease, with a video of Avril Lavigne.  You will all relate to the dear thing as she openly weeps in front of the camera as many of us do on a daily basis making the folks around us extremely uncomfortable.  :)  Oh – you gotta laugh, don’t you?

There is also a video interview with Dr. Klinghardt.

Do not be discouraged at Mercola’s opinion on antibiotics.  He, like my LLMD, are what I call “the Mitochondria men.”  Meaning, they believe the Mitochondria are everything and frankly, antibiotics hurt them.

In his book, “Why I Can’t Get Better,” Horowitz claims about a 70% success rate with herbs alone.  Why not use it all?  Oxidative therapy, UV therapy, IV vitamin C, herbs, supplements, and antibiotics!  I’d stick a needle in my eye if I thought it would help!  For those of you who have been on this path a spell know you need everything AND the kitchen sink.  So, it’s nice to sit on an ivory tower and proclaim something, it’s an entirely different thing TO HAVE IT!

Please understand, I’m not advocating a cavalier attitude about antibiotics.  We need good probiotics, fermented food, no sugar, very probably little to no gluten, and many other things to supplement our treatment.  But if there’s one thing I want to leave with you is quit beating up on yourself trying to find the perfect treatment.  OK?  No more beating up on yourself.  Be gentle with the sickie.  And the best advice I got from a person who beat this crud was, “I gave myself permission to not get depressed about being depressed.”  You know those days when there’s more blue than sun?  Know that the day will pass and you will survive.  Besides, there is no such thing as the perfect treatment.  You might have to chant that to yourself.

Better days are coming!

Alicia

Understanding Bartonella

Bartonella infections are increasingly implicated in complex chronic disease syndromes, yet are extremely difficult to diagnose accurately. The purpose of this webinar is to raise awareness about Bartonella; its prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Medical, veterinary and public health professionals will benefit from attending this webinar.

Speakers include subject matter experts Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM and B. Robert Mozayeni, MD. Please note that the content is highly technical and designed for an audience of medical, veterinary and public health professionals.

Learning objectives include the ability to:
§ Describe the epidemiology of Bartonella;
§ Identify populations most at risk for Bartonella infection; and
§ Explain the process for accurate and timely diagnosis of and treatment considerations for Bartonella

Our mission is to educate as many people as possible about the increasing medical importance of Bartonella. As an advocate for One Health, please share this free webinar link with others who may be interested.

Cut and paste following webinar link into your browser: http://www.galaxydx.com/web/2015/webinar-understanding-bartonella/

Meeting Reminder

We will meet this Thursday (July 23) at 5:30pm at the Pinney Library.

Hope to see you all there!

Dr. Hoffman in the News

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/tmj4/news/special-assignments/Ailing-mom-pins-hopes-on-controversial-diagnosis-316066951.html

Vaccines continued

Since MSIDS (multi systemic infectious disease syndrome) patients are all immunocompromised, we should take note that California recently made vaccinations mandatory for schoolchildren with the passage of Senate Bill 277.  Many would like to see this in every state.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article25909216.html?

Activist, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. arrived for the film on the dangers of vaccines, “Trace Amounts,” at Sacramento’s Crest Theatre, and stated, “They get the shot, that night they have a fever of 103, they go to sleep, and three months later their brain is gone.  This is a holocaust, what this is doing to our country.

The only way out of vaccinations in California now is to homeschool.

This, and other recent legislation, should make us pause and reflect on what the government’s role should be in our lives.  Do you feel they or you are equipped to make informed decisions on your health and life?  With sweeping legislation across the board now happening in every facet of our country, I feel it’s important to study history.  Many do not think through the law of unintended consequences, which is, when a law is passed supporting one group or idea, there will always be another group or idea that now suffers.  It appears that the check and balance system is gone.  It appears that a handful of people in power are making all the decisions, even when it goes against public opinion.

To MSIDS sufferers, this is nothing new.

The passage of 277 should frighten all of us.  How many of those children have MSIDS, autism, cancer, or other chronic illnesses and are now required by law to get vaccine after vaccine when they are already very ill?

http://www.nvic.org/NVIC-Vaccine-News/July2015/acip-votes-against-meningococcal-b-vaccine.aspx

On a more positive note, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to give the recently FDA approved Meningococcal B vaccines a Category B recommendation.  Since the disease in the U.S. is rare, half occurs in infants too young to receive the vaccine, and research shows 20 to 40 percent of Americans asymptomatically have meningococcal organisms in their nose and throats giving them innate immunity throughout life, they have ruled that Universal recommendation is expensive and not justified.  This is an important ruling and you should send this information to the colleges, daycares, and schools your children attend.  This is one that is touted as “mandatory,” and we are given all sorts of information on how incoming Freshmen are hit with this disease based on four studies which even the CDC states,

“The low response rate and the inability of the study to control for other risk factors (e.g., freshman status) make these results difficult to interpret.” http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr4907a2.htm

Since the passing of the Affordable Health Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, there will be more and more things that threaten rights and freedoms.  It is also a perfect example of the law of unintended consequences, because while now a student or homeless person can get free or extremely low monthly payments for health care, a middle class family of 5 making from $50,000-80,000 a year has to pay $1,600 per month on health care.  That isn’t affordable, particularly when a MSIDS patient still has out of pocket expenses on top of that.  So one group has now disenfranchised another group.

California ends vaccine exemptions on grounds of belief – will other states follow?  My prediction – yes.

Barbara Loe Fischer, head of the National Vaccine Information Center states it plainly,

“This is a very dangerous precedent to set, and I think people aren’t looking at the bigger picture,” Ms. Fisher said. “And I think it’s important to look at the bigger picture. This is not a good precedent to set, because it’s a slippery slope. Freedoms are taken away incrementally.” Washington Times, July 2, 2015.

We will have a regular support meeting Thursday July 23 at 5:30 at the Pinney Library Branch in Madison, WI.  There is a new member of the group who wants some answers in regard to testing for Lyme as well as the coinfections.  Please come and give your experience as many of you have had these tests.

Hope to see you all there!

http://www.k-state.edu/nbaf/

You may want to warn anyone you know going to Kansas State University….

The $1.25 billion facility is a biosafety level-4 laboratory and will replace the aging Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York. NBAF is expected to be operational by 2022-2023.

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