Lyme Disease-The Nuts & Bolts                                                                                             

Featuring Dr. Joseph Burrascano

When: This Friday June 25th, 2010 7PM-9PM

Where: St. Norbert’s College – Bemis Center 299 3rd Street DePere, WI 54115

Please join us for this special speaking engagement (open to the public)

Dr. Burrascano is a leading authority on treating tick-bourne diseases.

With over two decades of experience and research in this field, he has appeared in and on virtually every form of media, has advised the CDC and NIH, testified before the U.S. Senate, an armed services joint subcommittee, and at various governor’s councils. He is an active Board Member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation. His current focus revolves around his ongoing project, “The Lyme and Associated Diseases Registry “. No longer in practice, Dr. Burrascano works full time in the biotech arena to further medical research in tick-bourne diseases, and other chronic illnesses.

Light Refreshments Will Be Provided ~ Ample Parking Is Available

This is a Free Event  brought to you by HomeTech Therapies

Here are some notes from a friend that was able to attend the event…

Dr. B gave some general background on lyme and ticks. He went through some various treatment regimens for the various co-infections. Those treatment guidelines can be found here. http://www.ilads. org/lyme_ disease/treatmen t_guidelines. html
The session lasted about 1 1/2 hours with followup questions for about a half hour.

Some interesting points that you may not be aware of:  If you test above 120 on the CD-57 test your chances of relapse are nearly non-existent, unless of course, you were bitten again.  Below this number, be vigilant of relapse. Relapse would normally happen within 3 years.

They’ve discovered a new strain of viral infection from ticks.
{Just what everyone needed to hear ! }

Lyme treatment is balance.  Look at lyme as a scale with opposing balances. The infection scale goes up, the immune system scale goes back down. The abx really brings these scales back into balance but you must factor in immune building. He suggested NT factor as a good supp or Transfer Factor. Helps rebuild the cell walls.

He stressed exercise. Not strenuous, don’t join an Iron Man competition but reasonable exercise that can increase as your health improves.

Ticks live in the dirt and bite squirrels, birds, chipmunks, rabbits, mice, etc. Little wonder then that lymies come down with a host of problems from that toxic stew.

Keets go through dormancy and growth phases, and can only be killed off when in the growth phase, hence, long-term treatment. That’s why a minimal course for a even a brand new bite should be at least 30 days and why you should be treated for an additional 30 days even after symptoms abate.

Erlichiosis and anaplasmosis require the least amount of treatment time compared to babesia, bartonella.  If you’ve taken steroids in the past, you should use IV abx.

Dr. B said he had a babesia patient that would sweat so much, it’d pool on the floor. She actually slipped in it and broke her leg !  Babesia is a distant cousin of malaria.

Encouraged doctor’s to use the ILADS registry to track cases as a tool to further expand our legitimacy for long-term treatment and awareness.

The number one cause of death among lymies? Suicide.

Interesting to note that in the lobby they had in picture form, documented evidence of a little girl that was bitten by mosquitos on her forehead, each bite developed a bullseye later, she developed classic symptoms, tested positive and has since been treated. I had an opportunity to speak with her father and both Grandmother’ s. Though their vigilant, she’s doing well now.

Many young adults in attendance. A beautiful friday night and these kids are at a lyme disease meeting. We fight on.

Dr. B’s program was taped but I’m not sure when it will be available.
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