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. aysenbayram@hotmail.com

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.