So thankful someone listened to the entire podcost and broke it down in this handy article. I try to do this but sometimes get overwhelmed with the length and amount of material, and neglected to break down Dr. McDonald’s latest work. I regret this as I consider McDonald an expert and a true help for Lyme patients. Every word that proceeds out of this man’s mouth is informative. Now we can all enjoy the information he presented in the podcast in the article which follows. Enjoy!
Pioneering researcher discusses Lyme links to Alzheimer’s and more
April 4, 2023
From the Tick Boot Camp Podcast:
In this eye-opening episode, Dr. Alan McDonald unveils his latest findings, revealing the connections between Lyme disease and an array of serious health issues, including Lewy body dementia, liver damage, leukemia, brain cancer, and even suicide.
This compelling conversation underscores the urgency of broadening our understanding of Lyme disease to better support and treat patients.
Dr. McDonald’s research has led to several groundbreaking discoveries, including:
- Lyme Disease Triggers Lewy Body Dementia: Dr. McDonald has discovered a link between Lyme disease and Lewy body dementia, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the brain. His research has shown that Lewy bodies contain Borrelia DNA, the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease, challenging previous assumptions about the nature of Lewy bodies.
- Lyme Disease Causes Liver Damage: Dr. McDonald has found that nearly 20% of acute early Lyme patients suffer from liver issues related to the disease. Early treatment of Lyme disease can help prevent liver damage and its detrimental effects on the body’s detoxification process.
- Lyme Disease Linked to Leukemia: Dr. McDonald’s research has also identified a connection between Lyme disease and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, opening up possibilities for improved diagnosis and treatment options for patients affected by both conditions.
- Lyme Disease Initiated Brain Cancer: The podcast highlights Dr. McDonald’s ongoing research on glioblastomas, a form of brain cancer, and its association with Lyme disease. This research has the potential to lead to new treatment options and a better understanding of the disease’s impact on the brain.
- Lyme Disease and Suicide: The podcast also addresses the crucial connection between Lyme disease and suicide, emphasizing the importance of understanding and supporting patients struggling with the psychological impact of Lyme disease.
- Lyme Disease Intelligently Evades Tests: Dr. McDonald’s research illustrates the Lyme bacteria’s ability to sequester itself in the body, leading to false-negative test results and leaving many Lyme patients undiagnosed and untreated.
It’s also available on Apple podcasts, Google podcast, and Spotify.
As I read this, I was again hit hard with the fact that this seriously incredible information isn’t even on the radar of mainstream research/medicine/public health. After 40 years we haven’t budged on understanding this complex illness which typically includes far more than just Lyme, which is why many call it MSIDS or multi systemic infectious disease syndrome or Lyme and company. Lyme alone is formidable, but add in a few coinfections just as nasty and you are one sick dog. McDonald and a few others are the rare scientists who aren’t led by the government narrative/paradigm and who do not have conflicts of interests that obviously make them biased. Further, they obviously look harder and don’t quit when they get the accepted result.
Hopefully the last few years have awakened many to the fact science has been hijacked; however, science has always been hijacked in many areas and Lyme/MSIDS is one of them. I would put vaccines, cancer, autism, MS, chronic fatigue, and many others in this camp as well. Currently, these diseases are huge money makers and the ‘powers that be’ are raking in royalties and other monies and don’t want their cash cows to stop. Public health is the last thing on their minds. If these diseases are in fact triggered or caused by hidden infections, they could be helped by cheap, already existing antimicrobials that could be repurposed. As we have clearly seen with COVID, those controlling the narrative simply can’t allow this to happen.