Sunday, October 4, 2009

Swine Flu Perspective on a Hidden Lyme Pandemic

[LYME DISEASE]is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the United State making it more prevalent than AIDS, yet is it also one of the most widely misdiagnosed. Those suffering from Lyme disease are often misdiagnosed with maladies ranging from chronic fatigue syndrome to multiple sclerosis to Lou Gehrig's Disease."
Except from an article that quoted the 'Under Our Skin' Documentary

"W Lee Cowden, M.D., of Richardson, Texas, a world-renowned consultant and integrative medicine educator; states that "There are very few symptoms where you shouldn't consider Lyme, especially given that
may be affected. More than 50% of chronically ill people may have Lyme contributing to their condition." Dr. Whitaker, who specializes in advanced testing methods for Lyme, suspects that the great majority of people in the U.S. are infected with Bb because the hundreds of tests she performs every year now invariably come out positive.

All the other clinicians with whom the authors spoke agreed that Lyme has reached epidemic proportions. How is this possible? Obviously 25% of Americans haven't been bitten by one of a select few species of ticks.


"Of the more than 5,000 children I've treated, 240 have been born with the disease," says Dr. Jones, who specializes in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. "Twelve children who've been breast-fed have subsequently developed Lyme. Bb can be transmitted transplacentally, even with in vitro fertilization; I've seen eight children infected in this way. People from Asia who come to me with the classic Lyme rash have been infected by fleas and gnats."

Gregory Bach, D.O., presented a study on transmission via semen at the American Psychiatric Association meeting in November 2000. He confirmed Bb DNA in semen using the PCR test (Polymerase Chain Reaction). Dr. Bach calls Bb "a brother" to the syphilis spirochete because of their genetic similarities. For that reason, when he treats a Lyme patient in a relationship, he often treats the spouse; otherwise, he says, they can just pass the Bb back and forth, reinfecting each other.

Dr. Tang adds other avenues of infection: "Transmission may also occur via blood transfusion and through the bite of mosquitoes or other insects." Dr. Cowden contends that unpasteurized goat or cow milk can infect a person with Bb."

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