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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.

Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections

Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620551373
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A guide to the natural treatment of two of the most common and damaging coinfections of Lyme disease--Bartonella and Mycoplasma • Reveals how these conditions often go undiagnosed, complicate Lyme treatment, and cause a host of symptoms--from arthritis to severe brain dysfunction • Outlines natural treatments for both infections, with herbs and supplements for specific symptoms and to combat overreactions of the immune system • Reviews the latest scientific research on Bartonella and Mycoplasma coinfections and how treatment with antibiotics is often ineffective Each year Harvard researchers estimate there are nearly 250,000 new Lyme disease infections--only 10 percent of which will be accurately diagnosed. One of the largest factors in misdiagnosis of Lyme is the presence of other tick-borne infections, which mask or aggravate the symptoms of Lyme disease as well as complicate treatment. Two of the most common and damaging Lyme coinfections are Bartonella and Mycoplasma. Nearly 35 million people in the United States are asymptomatically infected with each of these pathogens, and at least 10 percent will become symptomatic every year--with symptoms ranging from arthritis to severe brain dysfunction. Distilling hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles on the latest scientific research on Bartonella, Mycoplasma, and Lyme disease, Stephen Buhner examines the complex synergy between these infections and reveals how all three can go undiagnosed or resurface after antibiotic treatment. He explains how these coinfections create cytokine cascades in the body--essentially sending the immune system into an overblown, uncontrolled response in much the same way that rheumatoid arthritis or cancer can. Detailing effective natural holistic methods centered on herbs and supplements, such as the systemic antibacterial herb Sida acuta, which acts to protect blood cells from invading organisms, he reveals how to treat specific symptoms, interrupt the cytokine cascades, and bring the immune system back into balance as well as complement ongoing Lyme disease treatments.

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.

Lyme Whisperer

Author: Joy Pelletier Devins
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1503514129
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In Lyme Whisperer: The Secret’s Out, Joy lets you in on her conversations or “whispers” with Borrelia, the bacteria that causes Lyme. If you’ve ever wondered how Borrelia could be compared to the White Witch from the Chronicles of Narnia, the transformer Megatron, the serpent monster from Harry Potter, Snow White’s apple, a Disney World roller-coaster ride, The Perfect Storm, a World War Z zombie, or Gone with the Wind, then this book is for you. If you haven’t wondered any of this before, you should be wondering now. This book is for Lyme warriors, Lyme friends, Lyme family, Lyme doctors, Lyme legislators, the Lyme curious, and even Lyme skeptics. It’s for everyone because quite simply, Lyme is the epidemic of our time. Join Joy as she whispers defiantly to Borrelia in her fight against Lyme. A fight filled with humor and hope. She’s not crazy. And she’s not alone.

The Last Best Cure

Author: Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101609907
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One day Donna Jackson Nakazawa found herself lying on the floor to recover from climbing the stairs. That’s when it hit her. She was managing the symptoms of the autoimmune disorders that had plagued her for a decade, but she had lost her joy. As a science journalist, she was curious to know what mind-body strategies might help her. As a wife and mother she was determined to get her life back. Over the course of one year, Nakazawa researches and tests a variety of therapies including meditation, yoga, and acupuncture to find out what works. But the discovery of a little-known branch of research into Adverse Childhood Experiences causes her to have an epiphany about her illness that not only stuns her—it turns her life around. Perfect for readers of Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project, Nakazawa shares her unexpected discoveries, amazing improvements, and shows readers how they too can find their own last best cure.

Unlocking Lyme

Author: William Rawls
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ISBN: 9780982322550
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"My greatest credential as a physician treating Lyme disease is that I've lived it. I've experienced virtually every symptom of Lyme disease, and in the process, learned exactly what it takes to overcome it." -- Bill Rawls, MDLyme disease is one of the most puzzling illnesses on the planet. Anyone who has suffered from its debilitating symptoms knows the frustrations of trying to find a cure.Many sufferers drag themselves from one doctor or alternative practitioner to the next, getting lost in a maze of lab tests, prescription drugs, procedures and remedies. Thousands of dollars and months (or years) later, they realize they are no better off than where they started - in misery.Unlocking Lyme puts an end to this desperate quest. Written by Dr. Bill Rawls, a physician who overcame Lyme disease himself, this book is a comprehensive, practical resource full of solutions that work.What took Dr. Rawls 10 years to learn through intense research and personal experience, you can now learn and implement in a matter of months.DR. RAWLS' STORYDr. Rawls was in the middle of a successful OB/GYN career when Lyme disease interrupted his life. In his struggle to overcome Lyme disease, he left no stone unturned. From conventional medicine to the full range of alternative therapies, Dr. Rawls researched every possible option to restore his health. Ultimately, he embraced modern herbal therapy as his preferred solution, but he recognizes that the path may be different for each person.INSIDE THE BOOKUnlocking Lyme is the sum of Dr. Rawls' experience, research, and practical solutions to date. The book is divided into four parts, each part addressing a critical aspect of recovery:Part 1 - Provides an overview of common misconceptions about what Lyme disease is (hint: it's more than just a tick bite and Borrelia infection)Part 2 - Provides information on how to obtain a diagnosis, despite current limitations in diagnostic testing for LymePart 3 - Discusses limitations of long-term antibiotic use, and offers an overview of holistic and non-toxic therapies for healing and symptom control (including pain, depression, insomnia)Part 4 - Explains how to embrace a healthier lifestyle so you can stay well; learn how to strengthen your immune system, microbiome, and balance in your bodyIn the years since his recovery, Dr. Rawls has helped thousands of patients find their path to healing from Lyme disease. Unlocking Lyme brings together Dr. Rawls' accumulated knowledge and is the key you need to get your life back.TESTIMONIALS"Dr. Rawls understands the misery of chronic Lyme disease firsthand. Unlocking Lyme shares the approaches that he used to successfully recover his own health, and helps the reader understand that there is so much that can be done to regain a state of wellness and optimal health."- Scott Forsgren, Editor and Founder, BetterHealthGuy.com"Dr. Rawls has spoken on his approach to Lyme disease for the past several years; his comprehensive approach and lifestyle guidance has helped many of our members. We heartily endorse his approach to helping deal with the symptoms of Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses."- John Dorney, President, NC Lyme Disease Foundation"Unlocking Lyme delves into the science behind Lyme disease, explaining what it is, but more importantly how it can be overcome. Dr. Rawls carefully explains the various treatments for Lyme, leaving the reader feeling informed and empowered."- Julie Ryan, E-Health Advocate,CountingMySpoons.com

Suffering The Silence

Author: Allie Cashel
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583949259
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Allie Cashel has suffered from chronic Lyme disease for sixteen years—but much of the medical community refuses to recognize her symptoms as the result of infectious disease. In Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial, Cashel paints a living portrait of what is often called post-treatment Lyme syndrome, featuring the stories of chronic Lyme patients from around the world and their struggle for recognition and treatment. In the United States alone, at least 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, and it is estimated that 20 percent of them go on to develop chronic symptoms of the disease, including (but not limited to) muscle and joint pain; digestive problems; extreme fatigue, confusion, and dizziness; sensations of burning and numbness; and immune-system dysfunction. Before reaching a final diagnosis, many of these patients are misdiagnosed with diseases and conditions like lupus, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, anxiety, and even dementia. Despite these numbers and routine misdiagnoses, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) claim it is impossible for the Lyme bacteria to survive in the body after standard antibiotic therapy. For these chronic patients who have their suffering routinely dismissed by doctors—and even family and friends—the social effects of the illness can be as crippling as the disease itself. Suffering the Silence is a personal and provocative call to break the stigma and ignorance that currently surrounds chronic Lyme disease and other misunderstood chronic illnesses—but it is also a message of hope and comfort for Lyme sufferers, encouraging them to share their stories, seek out treatment, and remember that they are not alone. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Updating Icd11 Borreliosis Diagnostic Codes

Author: Jenna Luche-Thayer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781978091795
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Borreliosis infections are pandemic - these include relapsing fever and Lyme borreliosis. The WHO has recognized Lyme borreliosis as a multi-region 'disease of consequence' for decades. In August 2017, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control noted that Lyme borreliosis (LB) is among the 30 most threatening diseases for public health (Decision 1082/2013/European Union). According to experts across key veterinary and medical institutions in West Africa, many in Africa depend on livestock for their livelihood and this exposes them to zoonotic borreliosis. Research has shown that many cases of what was assumed to be drug resistant malaria was borreliosis infection. In Australia, the lack of diagnostic tools for forms of relapsing fever borreliosis leaves 1000s of patients without confirmation or access to medical care. Clinicians and researchers across the US, Canada, Eastern, Western and Northern Europe, the Asia Pacific and Africa have stated that WHO diagnostic codes for these infections need to be updated and surveillance needs to be improved. Until this happens, estimated millions of people will just suffer. Studies indicates costs to be in the millions for employers and billions for certain national economies. Based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's conservative estimate of annual LB infection in the USA, their 2017 article on persistent infection [1] and their 2006 study on the cost of Lyme disease, roughly 380,000 LB infections cost more the US more than 4.09 billion dollars annually [2]. WHO diagnostic codes do not recognize many of the disabling conditions caused by these infections. Across the globe, medical systems use these codes to diagnose illness and determine treatments. The outdated codes result in very sick people being denied treatment -even when treatment options come from clinical practice guidelines that meet internationally accepted standards for guidelines. In addition to denial of care, there are attacks on medical professionals who are following these guidelines to treat chronic Lyme disease patients. The Lyme and relapsing fever borreliosis bacteria -spirochetes similar to syphilis- are known to evade immune response and form biofilms that are difficult to eradicate. Hundreds of peer reviewed publications describe serious physical conditions caused by the Lyme borreliosis infection. They include Lyme nephritis, hepatitis, aortic aneurysms, persistent infection, strokes, dementia, heart failure and congenital Lyme disease. The complications from syphilis are clearly listed and detailed in the WHO codes whereas most Lyme complications are not. From an ethical perspective, there is unjustifiable medical risk involved in continuing to obstruct access to medical care for patients that meet clinical diagnosis and those suffering from chronic LB and relapsing fever borreliosis. Medicine has many cases of scientific debate -for example, how best to treat certain cancers or autism. In all these cases, policy makers have a duty to proactively protect the right to health. In June 2017, an international team of scientists, medical professionals, human rights experts and patient advocates testified before the United Nations Special Rapporteur responsible for health and human rights regarding the human right violations experienced by Lyme and relapsing fever borreliosis patients. These human rights violations are well documented in this report. [1] Cabello FC, Godfrey HP, Bugrysheva JV, Newman SA. Sleeper cells: the stringent response and persistence in the Borreliella (Borrelia) burgdorferi enzootic cycle. September 11, 2017 DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.13897 Bugrysheva works for the CDC and is affiliated with New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA [2] Zhang X, Meltzer MI, Pena CA, Hopkins AB, Wroth L, Fix AD. Economic Impact of Lyme Disease Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 Apr; 12(4): 653-660. doi: 10.3201/eid1204.050602 Costs have been adjusted for inflation

In Shock

Author: Rana Awdish
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250119227
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A riveting first-hand account of a physician who's suddenly a dying patient, In Shock "searches for a glimmer of hope in life’s darkest moments, and finds it.” —The Washington Post Dr. Rana Awdish never imagined that an emergency trip to the hospital would result in hemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn first child. But after her first visit, Dr. Awdish spent months fighting for her life, enduring consecutive major surgeries and experiencing multiple overlapping organ failures. At each step of the recovery process, Awdish was faced with something even more unexpected: repeated cavalier behavior from her fellow physicians—indifference following human loss, disregard for anguish and suffering, and an exacting emotional distance. Hauntingly perceptive and beautifully written, In Shock allows the reader to transform alongside Awidsh and watch what she discovers in our carefully-cultivated, yet often misguided, standard of care. Awdish comes to understand the fatal flaws in her profession and in her own past actions as a physician while achieving, through unflinching presence, a crystalline vision of a new and better possibility for us all. As Dr. Awdish finds herself up against the same self-protective partitions she was trained to construct as a medical student and physician, she artfully illuminates the dysfunction of disconnection. Shatteringly personal, and yet wholly universal, she offers a brave road map for anyone navigating illness while presenting physicians with a new paradigm and rationale for embracing the emotional bond between doctor and patient.

Why Can T I Get Better

Author: Richard Horowitz
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250019400
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A groundbreaking reference about diagnosing Lyme disease and chronic illness traces the heated debate that has prevented patients from obtaining adequate care, outlining the author's plan for identifying and treating chronic illness using methods for promoting best-possible outcomes.