Fighting Chronic Lyme Disease

Lyme Is Much More Than “Tick-Borne”

While ticks do transmit Lyme disease, it may be a disservice to keep telling the public through the media that Lyme is a “tick-borne” disease (only). This disease can be transmitted through sexual activity, by nearly all biting insects, blood transfusions, mother to fetus, through animal bites and even saliva. Some conspiracy theorists go as far as calling it a “government-borne” disease through Plum Island, but that is a different can of worms altogether. Until the media gets off of its strict focus on just ticks as the root cause of transmission, the world is at huge risk of an exponentially growing epidemic, by not knowing the truth of its seriousness, along with how many are dying from complications. Nearly all autoimmune diseases have an aspect of Lyme spirochetes. Dr. Klinghardt from Seattle has found in the last five years that every single patient who has been diagnosed with ALS, MS and Parkinson’s, indicated positive for Lyme when tested correctly through Advanced Labs or IGeneX. More and more doctors go on to reveal that Alzheimer’s patients are testing positive for Lyme. The documented facts sadly continue to go ignored by the media.

The CDC has recently admitted that they far under-reported on the cases of Lyme. The actual numbers far exceed the new cases of AIDS each year. Even so, Lyme disease is still vastly under-reported. AIDS continues to get research dollars while Lyme gets no public funding. A large number of citizens are not aware they have Lyme because they have not been clinically diagnosed due to the fact that most primary physicians and hospitals are not aware of how this disease is transmitted. Most have little education and training on the subject, and follow outdated, incorrect textbook guidelines for standard labs. The majority are inexperienced to recognize the hundreds of symptoms it presents, oftentimes confused with other commonly accepted illnesses.  One almost never gets Lyme alone anymore through a bite or other means of transmission. Patients will almost always have co-infections, viruses and parasites along with Lyme, the type of which depend on the infection source and geographic location. Those co-infections can be more deadly than the Lyme itself. Babesia is Malaria’s cousin and about 70% of Lyme patients also get this potentially deadly co-infection. About 90% of all Lyme patients also get Bartonella. Veterinarians now state that one in three cats in the US is infected with bartonella, which is easily transmitted to humans.

"In the fullness of time, the mainstream handling of Chronic Lyme Disease will be viewed as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of medicine."
Kenneth B. Liegner, MD
Board Certified Internist + training in Pathology and Critical Care Medicine / NY