New Lyme Guidelines adopted by Expert Reviews...

...that should finally put to rest any doubt as to the existence of "chronic Lyme" disease and "persistence" (along with all of the potential damage to the central nervous system and functional capacity) even after so-called "adequate antibiotic" treatment.  The number of people currently being denied long term disability owing to a "lack of clinical evidence" likely numbers in the 10s of thousands in the US today as the Infectious Disease Society of America continues to apply outdated standards and unscientific scrutiny to individuals who are still ill with the disease.

Watch "Under Our Skin", the documentary about Lyme disease...

...as the full length movie is still available on YouTube.  The new film,  "Under Our Skin -- Emergence", will be premiering any week now and is reportedly as or more powerful than the first film and will continue to compel the deniers in the infectious disease community to rethink their outdated position on this illness.

After all the fear mongering, testosterone deemed safe for men who are deficient...

...and the NEJM should correct themselves regarding all the negative consequences from the "study" they published 6 months ago (N Engl J Med 2010; 363:109-122).  Although admittedly they conceded at the time that "The small size of the trial and the unique population prevent broader inferences from being made about the safety of testosterone therapy...", they did exactly that.  The result was that primary MDs all across the US -- most of them working for large managed care organizations who immediately seized the ch

The power of essential oils...thyme vs ibuprofen. Which would you choose given the choice?

Here is a fairly compelling example of how useful a simple essential oil can be when used properly as compared with a common drug.  The difference, of course, is that the essential oil has virtually no downside risks whereas there are many for the drug -- especially if used often.  Learn more about how thyme is superior compared with ibuprofen in treating menstrual pain...

Mercola article on sleep is very good with a major exception....

...and that is his failure to identify dietary glutamates as a culprit in keeping people awake.  In fact he actually promotes the sale of his whey protein on the same page -- astonishing given the fact that whey contains very high levels of this excitatory neurochemical that -- if over supplied -- will keep one awake, especially menopausal women.  So please do follow all the advice in this otherwise good piece on sleep and CNS detoxification but avoid the whey prote

Exercise is a U shaped curve....

...as we have often said:  more is not necessarily better.  The levels of oxidative stress and biological combustion leading to inflammatory by products become less remediable as we age.  Exercise, yes.  But heroid and prolonged exercise beyond the youthful 20s and 30s is not beneficial and may be harmful.  Two new studies, one in Minnesota and another in Denmark sem to show what has been suspected for some time now.  Read more...

New evidence of dangers lurking behind the flu shot...

Influenza vaccine is actually live "attenuated" virus that is supposed to make our immune systems recognize this infection and prevent it from replicating in our systems.  However, in animals such as mice, a new study shows that when a specific attenuated influenza virus is injected into the for the same purpose, its significantly and rather dramatically increased the bacterial populations of both Streptococcus and Staphylococcus in the respiratory tree.  In other words, this particular type of vaccination directly changes the way

Multiple sclerosis probably has always been "something else"...

....and if one removes all cases of borrelia (Lyme disease) infections and chronic central nervous system inflammation from gluten consumption from the case files of "MS", one is left with, well, pretty much very few cases.  Here is a nice treatise on the near-conspiracy level cover-up of what is really wrong with most MS patients.  MS, after all, is not a disease, it is just a description.  Lyme and gluten related disorders are actually diseases.  Loren Cordain PhD has studied the relationship between grains (gluten particularly) for

The attack on multivitamins...

...that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine just before the holidays started was embarassing to say the least.  But the shame comes on the part of a stodgy, often out-of-date journal that I formerly read cover-to-cover every 2 weeks earlier in my career.  I had planned on writing my own riposte to this piece, but the folks at Life Extension have done a superior job in exposing what will go down as one of the worst editorial decisions to publish something in decades.  It does make one wonder just what these people were thinking.  The most basic consumer knowledge now re vita

Statins and shingles...who knew?...

It appears that there is a small but significant increased risk of getting shingles -- reactivated herpes zoster -- if taking statin drugs.  I am sure all those of us taking these drugs unnecessarily based on (now antiquated) cholesterol standards would love to have know this.

 

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