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When Parents are Unjustly Accused of Harming Their Sick Child

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TOUCHED BY LYME: When parents are unjustly accused of harming their sick child

If your child has chronic Lyme disease, PANS/PANDAS, mast cell activation syndrome, POTS, or any number of other “medically complex conditions” – you have probably experienced being disbelieved by many people.

You may be a decent, well-intentioned parent doing everything you can to figure out your child’s puzzling medical problems.

You may scour the internet to learn more about the child’s condition, track the ups and downs of his or her symptoms, and carry binders full of medical records to appointments with various specialists—many of them far from your home.

But, in a cruelly ironic twist, those very activities can get you in trouble.

Physicians who have little experience with your child’s medically complex condition may feel you are “overmedicalizing” your child.

School officials may think you’re intentionally keeping your child out of class for reasons they consider invalid.

Neighbors and even family members may believe you’re exaggerating your child’s health problems—and, in their opinion, going about things the wrong way.

And, unfortunately, any one of these people might report you to Child Protection Services. And then your problems will escalate dramatically.

Now, it goes without saying that sometimes children ARE abused by parents, and there is, of course, a legitimate role for CPS investigations.

But medically complex conditions are fraught with issues that can unfairly entangle parents—and the more they fight to free themselves, the more tied up in legal knots they may become.

For an idea of how bad things can get, consider what happened to then-teenager Justina Pelletier and her family. In 2013, her parents lost custody of their daughter after Boston Children’s Hospital disagreed with how she was being treated at a different medical center. (Read more about Justina’s situation here.)

What to do?

Beth Alison Maloney, Attorney/Author

According to Beth Alison Maloney, there are things you can do now to minimize the possibility of running afoul of CPS in the future. And, if you’re already caught up in the system, there are things you can do to get out of it.

Her thorough and well-researched advice on this subject is laid out in a new book called Protecting Your Child from the Child Protection System.

Maloney is an attorney and the mother of a child who suffered from the strep-caused autoimmune condition known as PANDAS—back before practically anybody even knew what that was.

Theirs was a complicated journey. But her son finally got better and now is a well-functioning adult. She wrote their family’s story in her 2009 book, Saving Sammy: Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD.

In 2013, she wrote another instructive book, called Childhood Interrupted: The Complete Guide to PANDAS and PANS. It primarily focuses on the medical information you need to help your child recover from these conditions.

Over the past two decades, Maloney has worked as a lawyer, guardian ad litem, and nationwide consultant in the field of child protection laws. She has seen firsthand how innocent families are sometimes presumed guilty of all manner of abuse. She has seen the rise of “child abuse pediatricians”–specialists that she believes sometimes jump to unwarranted conclusions, to the detriment of the families involved.

She wrote this book so parents of sick children can understand what they are potentially up against and how they can help themselves. As she states in the introduction, “Too much is at stake for you to plunge in without being informed.”

(Please go to top link for an excerpt from the book)

Maloney’s book is divided into six parts:

  1. An overview of the Child Protection System and how it functions.
  2. How to navigate the maze and what to do if you find yourself accused
  3. The special challenges facing parents of medically complex children
  4. Building a team—lawyer, family, friends
  5. A deeper dive into the court system
  6. Rebuilding your lives after being falsely accused of abusing your child.

No parent wants to think about the possibility of losing custody of their child–especially when that child is seriously ill. But parents of medically complex children should familiarize themselves with the issues involved and take steps to head off trouble.

Knowledge is power. And if you’re falsely accused of abusing your child, you need all the power you can get.

For more information, see Beth Alison Maloney’s website.

TOUCHED BY LYME is written by Dorothy Kupcha Leland, LymeDisease.org’s Vice-president and Director of Communications. She is co-author of When Your Child Has Lyme Disease: A Parent’s Survival Guide. Contact her at dleland@lymedisease.org.

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Very important information within this article, and book.  I highly advise any parent, grandparent, or concerned person who knows of a family struggling with Lyme to get this book to be educated. This is a wonderful resource and would make an excellent gift as well.

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What Can Chronic Lyme Disease Teach Us About Long COVID?

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What can chronic Lyme disease teach us about long COVID?

By Daniel Kinderlehrer, MD

One-third of patients who were sick with COVID-19 have come down with chronic symptoms, now known as long COVID or long hauler syndrome or post-COVID syndrome.1

For the most part, these are people who had mild SARS-CoV-2 infections. And although vaccinations mostly protect patients from serious illness and death, recent data suggests that breakthrough cases of vaccinated people who catch the virus are at the same risk of developing long COVID as the unvaccinated.2 As yet, we don’t have data on the Omicron variant and long COVID.

Distressingly familiar symptoms

The symptoms of long COVID are distressingly familiar to patients who suffer from persistent illness with Lyme disease: severe fatigue, muscle aches and joint pains, impaired cognition (“brain fog”), insomnia, headaches, sleep disorders, cough and shortness of breath, palpitations and lightheadedness.3,4 Many patients have also reported mood issues with anxiety, depression, and even psychosis.3-5

Like the condition we call chronic Lyme, long COVID can be totally disabling, with people exhausted or short of breath after walking across the room. Sometimes these symptoms last a few months, but some folks are still ill for over a year without respite. There are now reported suicides among those who were suffering from long COVID.6

Those of us who are treating patients with chronic tick-borne infections witness these same symptoms every day in our patients. It is likely that these disorders have similar pathogenesis.

In patients with chronic Lyme, the issue is not microbes invading tissue, the way we imagine a strep throat or a wound infection, essentially disrupting cellular hardware.

Chaos in the immune system

Instead, these patients have a software or regulatory problem. Chaos in the immune system leads to immune suppression, autoimmunity and systemic inflammation;7,8 hormonal imbalances lead to fatigue and decreased resistance to infection;9 disorders of the nervous system results in impaired cognition, sleep disorders, and neuropsychiatric symptoms.10

No matter the cause, chronic inflammation has severe consequences. It often results in dysautonomia: disorder in the autonomic nervous system (ANS). In a healthy individual, the ANS employs the sympathetic arm (mostly stimulatory), with the parasympathetic (calming), to keep us well-balanced, in homeostasis.

But when the ANS is inflamed and out of balance, the result is fluctuations in pulse and blood pressure—with palpitations, lightheadedness and passing out. Dysautonomia can also trigger a myriad of other symptoms including shortness of breath, heat and cold intolerance, sweats and anxiety.11

Further downstream effects of systemic inflammation manifest as sensitivity syndromes, particularly to foods and mold. Mast cells are primitive white blood cells that evolved to protect our mucous membranes from invasion. When they become trigger-happy, they discharge histamine and a squadron of other inflammatory mediators called cytokines.

Mast cells

This is called mast cell activation syndrome. MCAS causes an array of symptoms including hives, flushing, itching, swelling, headaches, brain fog and pain syndromes. The cytokines released by MCAS stimulate the vagus nerve (the tenth cranial nerve), which can worsen symptoms of dysautonomia, impair cognition, and trigger neuropsychiatric symptoms, gastrointestinal syndromes, and breathing problems.12

And compounding the felony, the vagus nerve can further trigger mast cells to degranulate and release their inflammatory messengers.13 It’s a self-perpetuating cycle that leads to even more inflammation, disabling symptoms, and disability.

Patients with chronic Lyme frequently have endocrine issues. The most common are dysregulation of the adrenal glands and abnormal thyroid metabolism. Not only will these contribute to fatigue, but also to immune suppression.14,15

Meanwhile, immune suppression can result in activation of previously dormant viral infections like Epstein-Barr virus, which in turn contributes to fatigue, pain and inflammation.16

In addition, chronic inflammation and infection can result in hyperviscosity issues, in which “thick blood” slows circulation, reducing delivery of oxygen and nutrients to cells.17

Finally, chronic inflammation results in oxidative stress, in which highly reactive molecules called free radicals interfere with normal metabolism, like mitochondrial function.18 Mitochondria are the energy producing organelles in each of our cells, and mitochondrial dysfunction can result in debilitating fatigue.

These same issues are present in the unfortunate thousands of people suffering from long COVID.

Similarities between chronic Lyme and long COVID

In its acute stages, SARS-CoV-2 can invade tissues and cause life-threatening organ damage. But in its chronic stage, the pathophysiology appears similar to chronic Lyme—targeting software, not hardware. The result is pandemonium in our regulatory systems, with immune, endocrine, and nervous system dysfunction, and all the downstream issues associated with chronic inflammation.

As with patients with chronic Lyme, those with long COVID suffer from autoimmune inflammation. Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 cross-react with multiple tissues including the gut, lung, heart and brain.19 There are now reports of SARS-CoV-2 infection resulting in PANS, Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome—autoimmune inflammation of the brain resulting in severe mood and behavioral symptoms in children and adolescents.20

According to most clinical descriptions of long COVID patients, the majority suffer from severe dysautonomia, with wild fluctuations in pulse and blood pressure.21 In addition, many patients have evidence of adrenal insufficiency and thyroid dysregulation, with elevations in thyroid antibodies and increased reverse T3.22-24

And, consistent with their excess inflammation and hyperreactive state, many long COVID patients have developed food sensitivities and suffer from excessive mast cell activation.25 And no surprise, SARS-CoV-2 infection creates oxidative stress that impairs mitochondrial function.26

SARS-CoV-2 can also result in hyperviscosity syndromes, sometimes severe enough to require anticoagulation.27

Latent viruses re-emerge

As with chronic Lyme, immune dysregulation promoted by SARS-CoV-2 infection can result in reactivation of latent viruses. Researchers in the United States and Turkey found that two-thirds of patients with long COVID had a reactivated Epstein-Barr virus infection compared to only 10% of controls.28

Here is something to think about: How many patients with long COVID actually have chronic Lyme that was activated by the viral insult? This has been reported to me by my colleagues. The two microbes most associated with this activation phenomenon are Bartonella and Mycoplasma, both capable of causing serious autoimmune problems.29,30 And some folks suffering from chronic Lyme have relapsed after getting COVID-19.

In other words, it’s complicated. Inflammation is widespread and there are imbalances throughout the body. There is no single intervention that can heal those who suffer from long COVID.

Medical detective work needed

Long COVID patients require careful medical detective work that uncovers the underlying imbalances. Interventions include decreasing inflammation; normalizing endocrine function; stabilizing the autonomic nervous system; supporting mitochondrial function; uncovering sensitivity syndromes; addressing mast cell activation syndrome and vagal nerve dysfunction; and treating reactivated infections.

One more thought. It is now clear that some patients with long COVID improve when they are vaccinated.31 This suggests that these folks may still have active infection with the corona virus. We know that SARS-CoV-2 has the capacity to disable and evade the immune response,32 and some patients do not successfully clear the virus over long periods of time.33,34

As we learn more, it may be appropriate to treat persistent SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients with long COVID with anti-viral drugs that are now becoming available. While the Infectious Disease Society of America maintains otherwise, there is a wealth of data and clinical experience that antibiotics are effective in treating patients with chronic Lyme.33

The good news is that we have been largely successful treating our patients with chronic Lyme. Ninety percent of my patients get 80 to 100% better, even after being ill for years. It’s a careful process that involves detective work, trial and error, curiosity and determination. Let’s hope the same is true for those with long COVID.

Dr. Daniel Kinderlehrer is an internal medicine physician in Denver, Colorado, with a practice devoted to treating patients with tick-borne illness. He is the author of  Recovery From Lyme Disease: The Integrative Medicine Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tick-Borne Illness.

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  26. Wood E, Hall KH, Tate W. Role of mitochondria, oxidative stress and the response to antioxidants in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: A possible approach to SARS-CoV-2 ‘long-haulers’?.Chronic Dis Transl Med. 2021;7(1):14-26.
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  32. Taefehshokr N, Taefehshokr S, Hemmat N, Heit, B. Covid-19: perspectives on innate immune evasion.  Immunol.2020;11:580641.
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Go here to read about a Lyme patient’s journey with COVID.

I beg you to do your homework before agreeing to be a lab rat in an ongoing experiment. Lyme/MSIDS patients are disadvantaged as their bodies are already fighting an epic war. Adding an experimental, fast-tracked, gene therapy injection that doesn’t protect you from getting COVID or stop you from transmitting it is questionable at best and unbelievably dangerous at worst. Further, it’s been proven time and time again that natural immunity is far superior to an injection that only works on certain variants, and poorly at that.

And of course, the BIG elephant in the room is that there are effective, cheap, successful treatments for COVID – thereby nullifying the need for a “vaccine”. The reason the EUA for these injections is still in play is due to the censorship and banning of effective treatments, and the horrific conflicts of interest in public health.

Chronic UTIs and Interstitial Cystitis

Why You Should Listen

In this episode, you will learn about chronic UTIs and Interstitial Cystitis.

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My guest for this episode is Ruth Kriz. Utilizing her functional medicine background as well as experience in microbiology and teaching pharmacology, Ruth Kriz, MSN, APRN has spent the majority of her professional career as a Nurse Practitioner working with Chronic UTI and Interstitial Cystitis patients. Her practice expanded to patients from almost all the states in the US as well as from 35 countries who came to her seeking answers beyond symptom management. Through molecular testing, an understanding of the genetics common to these patients, and an understanding of how this contributes to chronic infection and biofilms, she has been able to successfully treat this population. These factors have broad implications for other chronic infections (sinus, prostate, ear infections, wounds, etc.) as well as fibromyalgia, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions in which biofilms are an important contributor. She has closed her medical practice, but she has reinvented as a consultant to help practitioners learn how to utilize her approach for curing these patients.

Key Takeaways

  • How do chronic UTIs evolve into Interstitial Cystitis (IC) over time?
  • What are the primary contributors to chronic UTIs and IC?
  • How is the potential for infection best explored in these conditions?
  • What types of microbes are commonly found in these patients?
  • Do chronic Lyme disease and mold illness play a role in these conditions?
  • What are the key genetic contributors?
  • What role does ammonia play in creating the right environment for microbial overgrowth?
  • How might Nrf2 support be helpful in treating these conditions?
  • What is the role of hypercoagulation and biofilm?
  • How does vitamin D impact these conditions?
  • Is MCAS involved in chronic UTIs and IC?
  • Are oxalates a primary contributor?
  • What are some of the treatment options to explore?
  • Why is detoxification support important?
  • What is the prognosis for those dealing with chronic UTIs and IC?

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MCAS – The Better Approach to Healing Chronic Illnesses

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Mast Cell Activation Syndrome – The Better Approach To Healing Chronic Illnesses | Dr. Eric Gordon

Dec 3, 2021
Dr. Eric Gordon joins us to chat about COVID, Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.
⏱ TIMESTAMPS ⏱
  • 00:00Intro
  • 01:48 – Dr. Gordon’s journey in medicine
  • 04:17 – What is keeping you ill
  • 10:53 – Public Health vs. Medicine
  • 15:30 – Rebalancing the immune system
  • 21:48 – All about Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
  • 28:01 – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • 32:32What your body is telling you
  • 35:27 – How stress makes you sick but also gets you well
Additional Resources 👉 Connect with Dr. Eric Gordon here: https://www.gordonmedical.com/ ———
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Dr. Afrin recently related the story of a patient,

“who in the first year of his life had been perfectly normal and then, within hours of his first DTP vaccine at age one, developed into just a terrible multi-system inflammatory mess, including essentially acute onset autism.” When he was 20 years old, biopsies tested positive for mast cells. He was subsequently treated for MCAS with remarkable improvement.73

Most babies in the U.S. are being given 25 doses of nine different vaccines (or more) by their first birthday and can receive eight or more vaccines simultaneously.74 As mentioned previously, there are ingredients in vaccines that provoke inflammatory responses in the body that involve mast cell activation.75

Although for the past several decades, most pediatricians and public health officials have rejected the possibility of a relationship between vaccination and the development of allergic and autoimmune disorders,76 the apparent increase in mast cell dysregulation in highly vaccinated populations deserves more in-depth investigation.

Mold As a Root Cause of MCAS

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In this episode, you will learn about mold and mycotoxins as a root cause of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.

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My guest for this episode is Beth O’Hara.  Beth O’Hara, FN is a Functional Naturopath specializing in complex chronic immune conditions related to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Histamine Intolerance.  She is the founder and owner of Mast Cell 360, a Functional Naturopathy Practice designed to look at all factors surrounding health conditions: genetic, epigenetic, biochemical, physiological, environmental, and emotional.  Her subspecialties are Mold Toxicity and Genetic Analysis in the area of Mast Cell Activation and Histamine Intolerance.  She designed Mast Cell 360 to be the kind of practice she wished had existed when she was severely ill with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Histamine Intolerance, Neural Inflammation, Lyme, Mold Toxicity, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue.  Her mission today is to be a guiding light for others with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Histamine Intolerance and these related conditions in their healing journeys.  Through her Mast Cell 360 Root Cause process, she discovers the unique root factors affecting each of her clients’ health issues, building personalized, effective roadmaps for healing.  She holds a doctorate in Functional Naturopathy, a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Bachelor’s degree in Physiological Psychology.  She is certified in Functional Genomic Analysis and is a Research Adviser for the Nutrigenetic Research Institute.

Key Takeaways

  • How common is mold as a trigger for MCAS?
  • What internal and external testing options are helpful for exploring mold?
  • What environments are common contributors to mold exposure?
  • What factors have created the perfect storm for mold toxicity?
  • Are some conditions difficult to fix or resistant to treatment if mold has not been addressed first?
  • What is the connection between mold illness and salicylate intolerance?
  • What role do chemicals and pesticides play in terms of toxicant contribution to chronic illness?
  • Does finding Actinomycetes in a water-damaged building change the course of treatment?
  • Are most clients stuck in a Cell Danger Response?
  • What are some seemingly good interventions that may backfire when one is stuck in CDR?
  • What is Beth’s 8 step approach to addressing mold illness?
  • How important is a focus on the nervous system, vagus nerve, and limbic system in support of recovery?
  • Can most clients remediate, or do they need to move?
  • How important is a low lectin diet?
  • What are some tips for improving hydration and constipation?
  • What are some of her favorite tools for stabilizing mast cells?
  • Which binders have been most helpful for her clients?
  • How are detoxification and drainage supported?
  • What tools may be helpful for addition colonization?
  • What does recovery look like?

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