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LYME DISEASE - BORRELIA, etc.:
LymeNet Europe : The Complexities of Lyme Disease — www.lymeneteurope.org/info/the-complexities-of-lyme-disease
*** MSIDS: Multiple Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome (Lyme Disease) by Dr. Horowitz — www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXxWxMuUh8w&app=desktop
Lyme: The Infectious Disease Equivalent of Cancer, Says Top Duke Oncologist — www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-parish/lyme-the-infectious-disea_b_9243460.html
Visiting physician sheds new light on Lyme disease On a visit to Martha's Vineyard Hospital, Dr. Nevena Zubcevik challenged conventional diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases. "Dr. Zubcevik said research has shown there are 10 different strains of Lyme disease in the United States, and many of them do not test positive on the traditional Western blot or ELISA tests. In a previous email to The Times, she wrote that with current testing, 69 out of 100 patients who have Lyme disease may go untreated." — http://www.mvtimes.com/2016/07/13/visiting-physician-sheds-new-light-lyme-disease/
BORRELIA BURGDORFORI (alt sp: burgdorferi) [Bb], Babesia, Bartonella, and Ehrlichia:
Damage of Collagen and Elastic Fibres by Borrelia Burgdorferi - Known and New Clinical and Histopathological Aspects — www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3751012/
Melissa Kaplan's: Lyme Disease — www.anapsid.org/lyme/index.html
Chronic Pain, Occult Lyme and MTHFR by Dr. Carol S. Savage, MD — www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-disease-support-forums/general-support/10407444-chronic-pain-occult-lyme-and-mthfr
Could YOU Have Lyme Disease? 8 Facts You NEED to Know — wholenewmom.com/health-concerns/could-you-have-lyme-disease-lyme-disease-causes-lyme-disease-symptoms/
Lyme Disease Symptom Checklist — www.lymedisease.org/lyme-disease-symptom-checklist/
TruthAboutLymeDisease : Frequently Asked Questions — www.truthaboutlymedisease.com/faq.html
Can't Get Better? 6 Signs Your Aches & Pains Could Be Lyme Disease — www.mindbodygreen.com/0-12426/
Chronicles Of Borrelia - Natural Lyme Protocol Options — lymeinchronicillness.com/natural-lyme-protocol-treatment/
Babesiosis - Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center — www.columbia-lyme.org/patients/tbd_babesia.html Lyme 101: Babesia — www.lymedisease.org/lyme101/coinfections/babesia.html and When to Suspect and How to Monitor Babesiosis — www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0515/p1969.html [See: Notable tickborne diseases — www.cdc.gov/ticks/]
20 Reasons Why Lyme Disease Is Underdiagnosed - LYMES DISEASE: accurate information, Doctor cover-ups & more — lyme.kaiserpapers.org/20-reasons-why-lyme-disease-is-undiagnosed.html
Why do doctors keep fighting about Lyme disease? (4/23/2015) Pamela Weintraub, author, Cure Unknown — aeon.co/conversations/why-do-doctors-keep-fighting-about-lyme-disease
Lyme Disease: How A Speck Changed My Life Forever — www.humanthology.com/lyme-disease/2014/9/15/slyme-disease-how-a-speck-changed-my-life-forever
Lyme Treatment Protocol — lymeinchronicillness.com/natural-lyme-protocol-treatment/
Treat Lyme and Associated Diseases: A Basic First Treatment Recipe — www.treatlyme.net/articles/2012/1/31/a-basic-first-treatment-recipe.html#at_pco=smlre-1.0&at_tot=4&at_ab=per-13&at_pos=2
CD57 (CD57+/CD3) lab test — www.infectolab.de/index.php?id=50&L=1 "The CD57+ cells document the extent of the immune suppression of chronic Lyme disease. ... A decreased CD57 parameter is seen as a measurable signal for an active chronic Borrelia infection and can be a possible indicator for a successful therapy." [Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria antibiotics and especially azithromycin, amoxicillin*, ceftriaxone, and doxycycline*]
"Live Borrelia Burgdorferi bacteria decreases vitamin D receptor function (VDR) 50 fold and lysed forms decreases VDR 8 fold. Epstein Barr virus decreases VDR function >10 fold. Only in humans VDR transcribes genes for TLR2, as well as the cathelicidin and the beta-defensin anti-microbial peptides, all of which are essential to intra-cellular innate immune defenses. Decreased VDR yields increased pathogenic survival proceeding to chronic disease states. And decreased VDR yeilds less pathogenic response to antibiotics. Increased VDR yields decreased pathogenic survival proceeding to decreased chronic disease states. Olmesartan medoxomil increases VDR function and increased antibiotic effectiveness with lower antibiotic concentrations. Olmesartan medoxomil reduces bacterial immunity to antibiotics and has anti-inflammatory effects. Olmesartan is safe and well-tolerated at doses from 120-240mg/day." [See: www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0y0PcVJ5Ss] "Note that exogenous V-D can be immuno-supressive when converting to calcitreol-D. 25-hydroxyvitamin-D is immuno-suppresive and inhibits VDR transcription." Target levels and doses can be found at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9Naa-cUbf0.
The human body makes it own Vit-D from 7-dehydro-cholesterol and it acts as a steroid (a paracrine steroid) and is no longer recognized as a vitamin but a steroid influencing and directing numerous cellular actions throughout the whole body.
*** Everything You Wanted to Know About CD57 — www.researchednutritionals.com/information.cfm?ID=200
"When Drs. Stricker and Winger discovered that CD57+ NK cells are low in chronic Lyme patients and tend to increase with patients' clinical improvement, an opportunity arose for Lyme-literate practitioners to utilize a handy tool to aid in the diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease, to follow treatment progress, and to determine treatment endpoint. Just as AIDS patients have always held great store in their CD4 T-cell count, Lyme patients now have a fairly reliable marker of the status of their illness. ... As a measure of immune status, it provides an indirect measure of bacterial load and severity of illness. Furthermore, in a patient who has a negative or indeterminate Lyme test but is highly suspect for the disease, the clinician may utilize the CD57+ NK count as one more piece in the complex puzzle of a Lyme disease diagnosis." [See article Postscript for laboratory information.]
*** Role of C3a and C4a Complement Proteins in Chronic Lyme Disease (and CD57) — http://www.publichealthalert.org/role-of-c3a-and-c4a-complement-proteins-in-chronic-lyme-disease.html
"[E]levated C3a and C4a levels can serve as early markers in the diagnosis of acute Lyme disease. Because CD57+ NK cell levels are not always reliable markers for chronic Lyme ...
The normal range for the C4a is zero to 2830. In my chronically ill Lyme patients I have seen C4a levels as high as about 26,000. However, most of my patients start with a pre-treatment level between 6000 and 12,000. In the two years that I have been using the C4a test to track treatment progress, reduction in C4a levels has consistently correlated with clinical improvement. "
New Lyme Borrelia Blood Test (for the detection of Borrelia spirochetes) — lyme-aware.org/news/lyme-news/1164-advanced-laboratory-services-new-lyme-borrelia-blood-test.html [Physician only: http://www.advanced-lab.com/spirochete.php (http://www.advanced-lab.com/downloads/Borrelia_Requisition_Form.pdf)]
*** SUPPLEMENTS and ADVANCED TREATMENTS for LYME and ASSOCIATED DISEASES, Marty Ross, MD & Tara Brooke, ND — www.treatlyme.net/storage/documents/Version2.0TreatmentManual.pdf "Our treatment manual explains Lyme disease medical conditions and provides real treatment solutions."
Chronic Lyme Disease: Myth or Reality? by Mehmet Oz, MD — www.oprah.com/health/Dr-Oz-Treating-Lyme-Disease ["Taking vitamin B12, coenzyme Q10, chromium, folate, omega-3 fatty acids, and herbs such as Rhodiola rosea can improve energy and help with cellular repairall key in recovering from conditions that can be as resistant as Lyme disease."]
Heart Complications of Lyme Disease — www.resultsrna.com/
Natural remedies for Lyme disease — lymeinchronicillness.com/natural-remedies-for-lyme-disease/
Lymeless & Lovely : 10 Things To Know When Someone In Your Life Has Lyme — lymelessandlovely.blogspot.com/2014/01/top-10-things-to-know-when-someone-in.html?m=1
Lyme Disease Support Group — www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-disease-support-forums
*** Lyme Disease Support Group - General Discussions — www.dailystrength.org/c/Lyme_Disease/forum/10947611-dr-richard-horowitz-md Dr. Richard Horowitz, MD recommended treatment pathway explained
Post-Lyme Disease Syndrome www.cdc.gov/lyme/postLDS/
Antibodies linked to long-term Lyme symptoms: Researchers find molecules that might mark elusive syndrome. — www.nature.com/news/2011/110805/full/news.2011.463.html ["This finding suggests that patients with chronic symptoms have experienced a prolonged infection, caused by microbes that have evaded the immune system by varying the epitopes they carry."]
Niacinamide (B3) Benefits these problems: MRSA, Staph, Candida yeast overgrowth, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, depression, Schizophrenia, Alzheimers, and learning disabilities. — lymeinchronicillness.com/benefits-of-b3-niacinamide/ [See: DIABETES]
Counseling Lyme Disease, Joseph Campisi explains antibiotic and numerous herbal approaches to assist Lyme recovery home.comcast.net/~josephcampisi/CounselingLYME.html
MSH FACT SHEET by Dr. James Shaller explains MSH deficiency and why the hypothalmus and pituitary shut down www.personalconsult.com/articles/moldandbiotoxins/factsheetmsh.html
*** As I See It - Lyme Disease and CIRS by Richie Shoemaker www.survivingmold.com/community/as-i-see-it-lyme-disease-and-cirs
"(O)ver 95% of the patients with symptoms that persist beyond antibiotics for confirmed Lyme have a genetic basis for their illness, as shown by HLA DR by PCR. ... what we can't do is determine if the antibody means the person was affected at some time and is now sick (or not!) from that exposure. If the person received antibiotics before, the antibody titer almost never changes. We don't know if presence of the antibody meant the illness was fought off by our combined innate and acquired immune responses or if the patient with antibodies is neurologically disabled by inflammatory excesses affecting distinct volumetric aspects of the CNS. That information will never come from an antibody test. ... Adding to the uncertainty about antibody testing is the problem of defective antigen presentation that has been well shown in Lyme for the classic dreaded genotypes of CIRS [Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome]: 4-3-53 and 11-3-52B. If there is defective antigen presentation to B cells, guess what? No antibody! How then can absence of antibody production rule out Lyme when defective antigen presentation is a known critically important [element] in at least 10% of people with the Post-Lyme syndrome (the other two most common HLA DR haplotypes are 15-6-51 and 16-5-51). ... If you don't fix T regs [T regulatory cell differences in Lyme] the patient won't be better. ... Finally, please let this be the last day ever that a Lyme patient doesn't know the HERTSMI-2 fungal DNA reporting of his home, workplace and school." [See Page 9]