May 5, 2021
Lyme Awareness Talk
According the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average number of Lyme disease cases has more than doubled over the last decade. In this presentation, Alicia Cashman from the Madison Lyme Support Group discusses tick-born illness, why it’s so difficult to obtain help, symptoms, prevention, and real life experience of patients. The program was made possible through funding from the Friends of the Oregon Library.
Slide 1: Lyme Disease a 21st Century Pandemic
Slide 2: Why should we care about Lyme disease:
- https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/09/25/why-should-we-care-about-lyme-disease-a-colorful-tale-of-government-conflicts-of-interest-probable-bioweaponization-and-pathogen-complexity/ This article gives the important back-story which explains the polarization in the medical community.
Slide 3: The History of Lyme disease:
- https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/02/22/why-mainstream-lyme-msids-research-remains-in-the-dark-ages/ I highlight Dr. Burrascano’s “The History of Lyme Disease” video. Video found here:
- https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/12/28/the-history-of-lyme-disease-dr-burrascano/ The first published case of Lyme happened in Wisconsin.
Slide 4: What is Lyme disease?
- The CDC/NIH/IDSA accepted narrative
Slide 5: Pleomorphism (Lyme shape-shifts)
Slide 6: Video of a spirochetal cluster grown from a sick patient’s blood
Slide 7: Polymicrobialism (There are often other infections involved)
Slide 8: How is Lyme Transmitted?
- The CDC accepted narrative
Slide 9: Congenital Lyme – is real
Slide 10: How is Lyme diagnosed?
- Faulty CDC 2-tiered testing which misses over 70% of cases and can’t distinguish between active, past, or reinfection
- Clinically: The Horowitz Lyme/MSIDS (multi systemic infectious disease) questionnaire has been empirically validated and is often a better predictor of disease: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/symptomlist.pdf One thing’s for sure. Most doctors are woefully uneducated about tick-borne illness. They simply parrot what the CDC tells them to say, which defies worldwide science as well as reality: Peer-Reviewed Evidence of Persistence of Lyme:MSIDS copy
Slide 11: Symptoms of Lyme disease
- CDC accepted narrative
Slide 12: Lyme disease signs and symptoms explained by Dr. Aucott of Johns Hopkins
- Patients can jump to stage 3 quickly and bypass the other stages. I give the example of the little girl who went out to play, got a tick bite above her eye and within 4-6 hours couldn’t walk or talk.
- Many never see the tick or the rash
- While the rash is diagnostic for Lyme (if you have the rash, you have Lyme – no testing required), you may still be infected even if you don’t have the rash. Most doctors are uneducated, don’t know what the rash looks like, and mistakenly tell people they got a spider or other bug bite. The rash can also be irregular: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/07/18/misdiagnosis-of-lyme-caused-rash-can-have-potentially-fatal-consequences/
Slide 13: Why are definitions important?
Slide 14: Tick Prevention
Slide 15: Willy Burgdorfer, the “discoverer” of Lyme
- Investigative journalist, Kris Newby, interviewed Burgdorfer in the important documentary, “Under Our Skin.” She recently authored “Bitten, the Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons.” Interview here:https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/09/16/48473/
- Burgdorfer states in the clip from “Under Our Skin” that the U.S. government knows Lyme can become chronic (patients have persistent symptoms despite treatment) and that patients can relapse years after an initial infection.
- Burgdorfer was a U.S. government biological weapons researcher
- He worked in the U.S. government’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Montana
- In the 60’s he developed methods of “weaponizing” ticks to carry numerous diseases
- He aided colleagues with experiments releasing thousands of Lone Star Ticks, as well as others into previously uninfected areas to study how fast they spread: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/07/31/tick-expert-admits-to-working-on-ticks-dropping-them-out-of-airplanes/
- House passes Chris Smith’s Measure to Probe if Government turned ticks into bioweapons: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/07/22/house-passes-chris-smith-measure-to-probe-if-government-turned-ticks-into-bioweapons/
- Burgdorfer died in 2014 of complications due to Parkinson’s disease – a disease that often can be caused by Lyme disease: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/10/03/chronology-of-research-on-lyme-disease-dementia-alzheimers-parkinsons-autism/ He was previously infected with Lyme after infected rabbit urine got into his eye in the lab.
Slide 16: New Treatments for Lyme disease
- Disulfiram: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/12/07/repurposing-disulfiram-in-the-treatment-of-lyme-disease-and-babesiosis-retrospective-review-of-first-3-years-experience-in-one-medical-practice/
- Dapsone: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/10/01/new-dapsone-study-breaking-biofilm/
- Dapsone, Doxycycline, ceftriaxone combination: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/06/26/new-treatments-for-lyme-disease-on-the-horizon/
- Azlocillin: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/03/14/potential-treatment-for-lyme-disease-kills-bacteria-that-may-cause-lingering-symptoms-study-finds-in-a-petri-dish-mice/