Lyme Disease expert Dr. Tania Dempsey, Founder of Armonk Integrative Medicine talks about why Bartonella is the new Lyme Disease.
So thankful for this timely interview reminding us that Lyme is the rock star we all know by name but that there are many more wanna-be’s in the sidelines that are just as destructive as Lyme. More are being discovered all the time. https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/07/01/one-tick-bite-could-put-you-at-risk-for-at-least-6-different-diseases/ (The current number is actually 16 diseases)
So far, mainstream medicine is only talking about an extremely limited version of Lyme – the kind that causes a little fatigue and joint pain. First off, borrelia is pleomorphic and shape shifts necessitating numerous types of antimicrobials to deal with each stage: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/02/13/lyme-disease-treatment/ Many experts are concerned that mainstream’s insistence on the mono-therapy of doxycycline is setting patients up for dementia/Alzheimer’s later on: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/06/10/the-coming-pandemic-of-lyme-dementia/ (Please read my comment at the end of the article)
https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/03/25/a-brief-history-of-neuroborreliosis-research-dementia-an-inside-look-at-two-researchers/ Dr. Judith Miklossy that showed the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi in the brains of 13 consecutive Alzheimer’s patients in Switzerland……Pathologist Alan McDonnald sectioned and stained hundreds of samples and found some amazing things that I have listed below.
• Borrelia often forms biofilms within the human Alzheimer’s brain
• More than one species of Borrelia is involved
• The spirochetes either attract amyloid or helps produce it as the bacteria biofilms are found interspersed inside the amyloid plaques
• Nematode worms are sometimes seen in the diseased brain of both MS and Alzheimer’s patients
• The nematode gut stains positive by DNA probes for Borrelia
• The nematodes destroy brain tissue and deposits feces and eggs in the brain
• Borrelia biofilms are seen in fatal glioblastoma tumors
• Both Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia mayonii have been found within the testicle of one patient
• In severe dementia, amyloid can sometimes be detected in the blood using amyloid stains, this might be a blood test for Alzheimer’s?
Then there’s the open can of worms of coinfections as ticks are filled with numerous pathogens and can transmit them to humans: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/01/16/babesia-treatment/
https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/03/28/combating-viruses/ (Lyme/MSIDS patients often have viral involvement)
Nearly every patient I work with has Bartonella. So far experts are denying ticks transmit it; however, I’ve read in numerous places that many believe they can and with the preponderance of patients with it – one has to consider the very real possibility. Dr. Dempsey obviously believes this and also points out most cats carry it as well as many other insects making Bartonella a widely transmitted pathogen that’s hardly getting any media coverage.
More on Bartonella:
https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/04/07/pathogens-from-ticks-in-uk-cats/ Of 540 ticks, 19 (3.5%) contained DNA from one of the tick-borne pathogens evaluated. Pathogens detected were: A. phagocytophilum (n = 5; 0.9%), Bartonella spp. (n = 7; 1.3%) [including Bartonella henselae (n = 3; 0.6%) and Bartonella clarridgeiae (n = 1; 0.2%)]…..