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Bite Me

Author: Ally Hilfiger
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 1455567078
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Ally was at a breaking point when she woke up in a psych ward at the age of eighteen. She couldn't put a sentence together, let alone take a shower, eat a meal, or pick up a phone. What had gone wrong? In recent years, she had produced a feature film, a popular reality show for a major network, and had acted in an off-Broadway play. But now, Ally was pushed to a psychotic break after struggling since she was seven years old with physical symptoms that no doctor could explain; everything from joint pain, to night sweats, memory loss, nausea, and brain fog. A doctor in the psych ward was finally able to give her the answers her and her family had desperately been searching for, and the diagnosis that all the previous doctors had missed. She learned that she had Lyme disease-and finally had a breakthrough. What she didn't know was that this diagnosis would lead her down some of the most excruciating years of her life before beginning her journey to recovery from eleven years of misdiagnosis and physical pain. She would need to find her courage to heal physically, mentally, and emotionally, and become the survivor she is today. Set against the backdrop of the fast-paced fashion and entertainment industries, BITE ME shares the heartbreaking and hilarious stories that moved Ally forward on her journey from sickness to health. Its themes will be familiar to more than 300,000 Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, many of whom, like Ally, wondered for years what was wrong with them. BITE ME offers readers hope and ideas for how one can transition from victim to survivor, and shares the spiritual principles and actions that have contributed to her wholeness as a human, mother, and international spokesperson against Lyme disease.

And The Band Played On

Author: Randy Shilts
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429930390
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Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigative reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat. One of the few true modern classics, it changed and framed how AIDS was discussed in the following years. Now republished in a special 20th Anniversary edition, And the Band Played On remains one of the essential books of our time.

Gone In A Heartbeat

Author: Neil Spector
Publisher: Nautilus Publishing
ISBN: 9781936946426
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Dr. Neil Spector, one of the nation's top oncologists, led a charmed life. He was educated at prestigious universities, trained at top medical centers, and had married the woman of his dreams. It seemed too perfect. And it was. In 1994, it all came crashing down. He and his wife lost two unborn children. And a mysterious illness brought him to the brink of death. In his compelling memoir, Gone in a Heartbeat, Dr. Spector describes in great detail how he was misdiagnosed and, despite being a medical insider, was often discounted by his fellow physicians. As he recounts his own unorthodox approach to medicine and physician/patient relationships, Dr. Spector encourages readers to never surrender their power to a third party. He tells of courageous patients who served as role models, he concedes that doctors do a disservice to patients when "we treat them like statistics," and he advocates for educated patients who can make informed decisions collaboratively and not simply follow instructions. In Dr. Spector's words: "To recognize that we are in control of our own bodies and destinies can be a powerful step toward true healing." Readers of Gone in a Heartbeat will never view the medical profession the same again.

Believe Me

Author: Yolanda Hadid
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250121663
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From the star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills comes an emotional and eye opening behind-the-scenes look at her descent into uncovering the mystery of chronic Lyme disease. In early 2011, Yolanda was struck by mysterious symptoms including brain fog, severe exhaustion, migraines and more. Over the months and years that followed, she went from being an outspoken, multi-tasking, hands-on mother of three, reality TV star, and social butterfly, to a woman who spent most of her time in bed. Yolanda was turned inside out by some of the country’s top hospitals and doctors, but due to the lack of definitive diagnostic testing, she landed in a dark maze of conflicting medical opinions, where many were quick to treat her symptoms but could never provide clear answers to their possible causes. In this moving, behind the scenes memoir, Yolanda Hadid opens up in a way she has never been able to in the media before. Suffering from late stage Lyme, a disease that is an undeniable epidemic and more debilitating than anyone realizes, Yolanda had to fight with everything she had to hold onto her life. While her struggle was lived publicly, it impacted her privately in every aspect of her existence, affecting her family, friends and professional prospects. Her perfect marriage became strained and led to divorce. It was the strong bond with her children, Gigi, Bella and Anwar, that provided her greatest motivation to fight through the darkest days of her life. Hers is an emotional narrative and all-important read for anyone unseated by an unexpected catastrophe. With candor, authenticity and an unwavering inner strength, Yolanda reveals intimate details of her journey crisscrossing the world to find answers for herself and two of her children who suffer from Lyme and shares her tireless research into eastern and western medicine. Believe Me is an inspiring lesson in the importance of having courage and hope, even in those moments when you think you can’t go on.

This Is How I Save My Life

Author: Amy B. Scher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501164961
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The true story of a fiery young woman’s heartwarming and hilarious journey that takes her from near-death in California to a trip around the world in search of her ultimate salvation. Along the way, she discovers a world of cultural mayhem, radical medical treatment, and, most importantly, a piece of her life she never even knew she was missing. When Amy B. Scher was struck with undiagnosed late-stage, chronic Lyme disease, the best physicians in America labeled her condition incurable and potentially terminal. Deteriorating rapidly, she went on a search to save her own life—from the top experts in Los Angeles and the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis to a state-of-the-art hospital in Chicago. After exhausting all of her options in the US, she discovered a possible cure—but it was highly experimental, only available in India, and had as much of a probability of killing her as it did of curing her. Knowing the risks, Amy packed her bags anyway and flew across the world hoping to find the ultimate cure. This Is How I Save My Life is a powerful and uplifting story of sheer determination for anyone who believes in—or doubts—the existence of miracles and the infinite power of self-healing when it seems like all hope is lost.

Liberating Lyme

Author: Vir McCoy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692244777
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A comprehensive guide to healing Lyme Disease, with unique insights and intuitive perspectives to help one discover what the body is needing to heal. Liberating Lyme looks at Lyme disease from the spiritual to the physical, for complete healing.

Lyme

Author: Mary Beth Pfeiffer
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610918444
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Lyme disease is spreading rapidly around the globe as ticks move into places they could not survive before. Mary Beth Pfeiffer argues it is the first epidemic to emerge in the era of climate change, infecting millions around the globe. She tells the heart-rending stories of its victims, families whose lives have been destroyed by a single, often unseen, tick bite. Pfeiffer also warns of the emergence of other tick-borne illnesses that make Lyme more difficult to treat and pose their own grave risks. Lyme is an impeccably researched account of an enigmatic disease, making a powerful case for action to fight ticks, heal patients, and recognize humanity's role in a modern scourge.

Lyme Loonies

Author: David Skidmore
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1634179862
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Life is either a comedy or tragedy. Lyme Loonies is a little bit of both. In the first cartoon book about Lyme disease, creator David Skidmore captures and illuminates the struggles faced by those with Lyme. The cartoons are a way of expressing hope, humor and revolt at the tug-of-war in which the Lyme community find themselves regarding diagnosis, treatment, education, funding, prevention, public apathy and a cure. Lyme Loonies is a book created in solidarity with those familiar with Lyme disease. You will laugh and maybe even cry, definitely shake your head then most likely smile. Your palm also might hit your face a little too hard a couple times, but a sense of relief will follow knowing that you are not alone. It is a book to share with family, friends and those who are unaware of Lyme, because education and awareness will bring the change we all want, need and deserve. If laughter really is the best medicine, then a daily dose of Lyme Loonies is just what you need.

Overcoming Lyme Disease

Author: Jennifer Heath
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780986103612
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Are you struggling with Lyme Disease or have undiagnosed symptoms that can't be explained? Learn how you can get back to living a normal life without pain and get the validation that the symptoms aren't just in your head. They are real and they are manageable! In March 2013, Jennifer became deathly ill after a routine dental appointment. At the time, Jennifer didn't know the correlation between the dental appointment and her declining health. Jennifer's illness baffled her team of doctors and specialist's. In August 2014, Jennifer was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease, after going thru 4 surgeries, and almost died after the first. She was shocked to learn that after 2 weeks of being treated on antibiotics and now bedridden, all of her doctors claimed that they do not treat Lyme disease and the one doctor who would treat Lyme Disease had a 3 month waiting list. For many years Jennifer had been using holistic medicine and had developed a close relationship with her semi-retired Naturopathic Doctor. Jennifer called him while bedridden and that call saved her life. Jennifer created a protocol for herself, with the help of her Naturopathic Doctor, and started treating Lyme like a Cancer, but did so holistically using time-tested healing techniques along with advanced natural therapies. In this tell-all book, Jennifer goes deep into her own experiences of misdiagnosis of Lyme, the struggle she when through to get healthy, and in the process uncovered many hidden coverups in the medical community. She also discovered what is being called "the biggest crime against humanity" because the sickest patients with Lyme can't even get properly diagnosed or disability payment, leaving them to fend for themselves while going untreated. Jennifer shows you how to manage your symptoms, find the right doctors (who will actually help you), and shows how the Real Truth behind the Lyme Disease pandemic. If you have Lyme Disease or if you have undiagnosed symptoms that can't be explained, then you need to read this book. Buy Overcoming Lyme Disease today to finally get the answers about Lyme Disease that you've been looking for!

The Tick Slayer

Author: Perry Louis Fields
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780982986073
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Discover how to take charge of your own health, layman's terms for hard to understand medical issues, and cutting edge treatment opportunities.