Friday, 28 December 2012

YOU CAN GET ANYTHING... OR NOTHING from a tick bite!!

When you get bitten by a tick, you don't know what you can be getting... you can get Anything or Nothing !! It is like Russian Roulette !!

There is a silent disease that is lurking around the world. It is in the USA, in Europe, in Australia and even in South Africa... and most countries attitudes are - "not in OUR backyard"... !!

It is no good playing like an ostrich with its head in the sand... it won't make infection by tick bite go away... it just makes the chances of being correctly diagnosed pretty remote, with very little chance of finding a doctor who will treat them accordingly.!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Arthritis, Co-infections and Lyme

Demonstration of Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Cytomegalovirus, and Epstein-Barr virus in atherosclerotic coronary arteries, nonrheumatic calcific aortic and rheumatic stenotic mitral valves by polymerase chain reaction.
Bayram A, Erdoğan MB, Ekşi F, Yamak B.

Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep University, Turkey.

The aim of this study was to investigate whether bacterial and viral infectious agents can be demonstrated in atherosclerotic lesions of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) as well as in stenotic aortic and mitral valves from patients undergoing heart valve replacement.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Iceman Autopsy - Otzi reveals Borrelia was around 5000+ years ago in Europe.

Otzi, the famous Neolithic mummy lay for 5,300 years in icy conditions which preserved his body after he suffered a fatal attack that had left the Iceman dead, high upon a mountain.

Austrian authorities first recovered the mummy in 1991. Over the years, many invasive explorations of the mummy were conducted, including x-ray and CT scan imaging studies and an analysis of the mummy's mitochondrial DNA.

In 2001, a radiologist named Paul Gostner noticed a detail that had been overlooked in the images. An arrowhead was found to be buried in the Iceman's left shoulder, indicating that he had been shot from behind.

It is hypothesized, that if he had not been shot, Otzi would probably would have died of a heart attack or stroke in ten years.

"Perhaps most surprising, researchers found the genetic footprint of bacteria known as Borrelia burgdorferi in his DNA—making the Iceman the earliest known human infected by the bug that causes Lyme disease."

Thursday, 18 October 2012

When ALS is Lyme disease...

When ALS is Lyme :
Examining the link between ALS and Neuroborreliosis.


See Page 149 of the above link.

"The brain is am Immune-privileged site. T-Cells do NOT circulate in the brain - they are not able to pass the blood-brain barrier. So that's it ! The bacteria are in the brain and they are there to stay !!...

This is NOT good news for us... !!

On page 151 - there is comment as to why Neuroborreliosis does not show up on Lyme tests which is also very interesting. Ms Kathleen Dickson, has always maintained that what we know as Lyme is in fact Relapsing Fever.

Kathleen Dickson is a Analytical Chemist who used to work for Pfizer.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Reasons for False Negative Test Results in Lyme Disease

It is very important when getting tested for Lyme disease to have these tests done at a reputable laboratory that is well set up for the testing of Lyme disease and it's many co-infections.

Once you have your results, it then becomes VERY important to have a doctor who is Lyme literate and well versed in all things Lyme... There are many factors which can affect the results, so a Lyme literate medical doctor (LLMD) is a MUST in this next step of interpreting your results.

A list of reasons has been compiled from the Lyme Disease Foundation and the Lyme Alliance by Melissa Kaplan, 2003:

Nine Reasons for False Negative Lyme Disease Blood Test Results
From the Lyme Disease Foundation brochure, Frequently Asked Questions About Lyme Disease.

Also, Tom Grier of Lyme Alliance gives Reasons Why A Seronegative Test Result Might Occur.

See this link:

Borrelia theileri : A Review

Live spirochetes were first found in the blood of cattle in South Africa by Sir Arnold Theiler in 1902. Since its original description in South Africa, B. theileri has been found in southern Russia, Bulgaria, Australia, Texas, Mexico and South America.

two other species of Borrelia infect cattle: Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia coriaceae.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Lyme insights... by Brian Rosner

Did you know there are about 300 conditions which mimic Lyme disease? 

If you know anyone who is suffering with any of these conditions in this link, they really should be encouraged to get tested for Lyme disease by a Lyme Literate medical Doctor as any of these conditions could be related to Lyme Borreliosis:

Some of the more commonly known conditions are:

Alzheimer's disease
Parkinson's disease
Motor Neuron disease
Carpel Tunnel syndrome
Epstein Barr virus
Fetal death
Guillain-Barré Syndrome
ME / Yuppie flu
Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Chronic Lyme disease mimics 350 different diseases

See this link for an interesting video on this subject.  Chronic Lyme disease is really complex multi-system, multi-neuroendocrine, multi-infectious disease that mimics over 350 different inflammatory diseases.  You can get Lyme disease from a tick bite, in-utero or it can be sexually transmitted.  Left improperly treated, you will go on to develop Chronic Lyme disease.


Monday, 30 July 2012

ILADS Guidelines for treating Lyme disease and co-infections.

"In early 2004, The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) released the first evidence-based comprehensive set of Lyme Disease Treatment Guidelines to assist physicians, public health officials and organizations involved in the evaluation and treatment of Lyme disease. The Lyme Disease Association (national) and the California Lyme Disease Association endorsed the Guidelines which were then peer-reviewed and made available to professionals and to the public.
Lyme is the number one tick-borne illness in the US. The CDC reports there are 24,000 new cases of Lyme disease in the US but the CDC says that figure could be under reported by tenfold. ILADS believes newly diagnosed cases of Lyme may occur at a rate five times higher than the number of new AIDS cases. Chronic Lyme is reported in up to half of patients treated for Lyme.
ILADS Lyme Treatment Guidelines suggest more aggressive treatment for people at risk."

Sadly, people are not recognizing that this illness is to be found in just about every corner of the world today.  How it got there, is anyone's guess.  But, it is in South Africa and you better believe it !!
Ever had a tick bite and some years later feel that your body is falling apart...  Don't overlook this emerging disease.  Unexplained aches and pain, fatigue, arthritis, loss of memory... the list goes on !


Sunday, 1 July 2012

Babesia... a co-infection of Lyme disease...

The Babesia parasite is considered to be an emerging infectious disease and is being found more and more in blood samples from countries around the world.  More concerning is a report of congenital Babesiosis.  Although considered a co-infection from a tick bite, it is closely related to the malaria parasite.  It finds its way to the red blood cells and makes itself at home there...  The Babesia parasite will interfere with the process of iron uptake by the red blood cells.  Where there is Babesia more often than not you will find Bartonella lurking.

Some of the symptoms of Babesia to look out for include:

Air hunger, Cough, Fatigue, Fevers, Headache, Imbalance without true vertigo, Mild encephalopathy, Shaking chills, Sweats

For more info on the symptoms you can read this webpage.


"Babesiosis is usually acquired from a tick bite or through a blood transfusion. We report a case of babesiosis in an infant for whom vertical transmission was suggested by evidence ofBabesia spp. antibodies in the heel-stick blood sample and confirmed by detection of Babesiaspp. DNA in placenta tissue."

" The mother was asymptomatic during and after her pregnancy. The infant was delivered vaginally and full term at 3,430 g without complications. The infant’s mother had visited parks in Westchester and Dutchess Counties in New York during the pregnancy but was unaware of any tick bites. The infant had no known tick exposure, and neither mother nor infant had a history of blood transfusion."

This case provided convincing evidence for congenital babesiosis because of prepartum infection involving the placenta in the mother. On the basis of experience with congenital malaria, we assume that Babesia spp. parasites cross the placenta during pregnancy or at the time of delivery. In congenital malaria, increasing evidence suggests that the malaria parasites are most often acquired antenatally by transplacental transmission of infected erythrocytes."

Monday, 21 May 2012

Finally a Research Article that admits that Chronic Lyme Disease DOES exist and needs to be addressed by the medical fraternity so that we can find solutions...

Daniel J Cameron      Proof that Chronic Lyme Disease Exists...

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Lyme Crymes... Lyme is the Yuppie AIDS.

Ever heard of Lyme Crymes ?  Well here is your opportunity if you have never heard this term before.

"Corruption is like a sinister mountain which obscures everything, makes everything reek, spreads darkness over everything, infects everything, when evil is once there, it is like an epidemic which carries off throngs of people. Virtue, on the contrary, has much more difficulty flourishing. It is not so easy, not so attractive, not so widespread. " -- Allida, an angelic demon, from the Choir of Archangels.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

SA Medical Journal April 1996 - Lyme Disease in South Africa

SA Medical Journal Article - (SAMJ) April 1996
"Lyme Disease in South Africa: The low reported incidence of Lyme disease in South Africa is probably due to a lack of awareness and research effort." 
This article was written nearly 16 years ago and NOTHING has changed... !!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

So!! you don't think Lyme disease can touch you...

Never say Never...  For the person who thinks they cannot be touched by Lyme disease, please read the above link.  Chances are if you have ever been bitten by a tick, flea or mosquito, your aches and pains, arthritis and stiff neck, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, MS, etc. ,etc. could just be caused by the bite of any of these bugs...

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Autism : FACTS you need to know...

Do Tick-Borne Infections Like Bartonella, Ehrlichia, Babesia and Lyme Contribute to Autism, Aspergers and Pervasive Developemental Disorders?


The Lyme-Autism Connection :  by Tami Duncan and Bryan Rosner

Please don't ignore it...  It your child is diagnosed as autistic, if not for yourself, then for your child's sake and future, please get your child tested for Lyme disease by a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD).  This part is very important as any doctor not familiar with Lyme disease can give you a 'false negative'.

"To many parents, the discussion about whether Lyme disease and autism are connected is a moot point. It is really just semantics. The fact is that many children with autism have an active Lyme infection. Debate about whether Lyme causes autism, Lyme contributes to autism, or Lyme comes about after autism does nothing to help the many autistic kids who are testing positive for Lyme disease daily. If kids are infected, then they need to be treated. It is that simple."

"Unfortunately, the Lyme disease diagnosis is often missed in autistic children. Many of these children are diagnosed only after the mother is first diagnosed. The message, then, is clear: if you are the mother of an autistic child, get yourself tested for Lyme disease, and if you have it, the probability that your child also has it is much higher. My story, excerpted below from The Lyme-Autism Connection, co-authored with Bryan Rosner, will help drive this point home."




"This organization was started because parents with Lyme disease were finding that their children with autism were also testing positive for Lyme disease and experiencing symptoms of Lyme disease and associated co-infections.

The LIA Foundation has become much more than another "autism" organization or another "Lyme disease" organization.  In fact, we fit in neither of these categories very well.  We believe that good basic information is available from other organizations, but we try to take it to the next level, opening our minds to all potential healing methods.  We refer to this as an "Eclectic Healing Approach".  

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Join UK Lyme petition