Archive for the ‘Support Group Presentations’ Category

Rebecca Keith on MCAS, Parasites, & Lyme/MSIDS

Wisconsin Nurse Practitioner Rebecca Keith spoke at the Madison Lyme Support Group in March on an issue she’s finding many Lyme/MSIDS patients have: MCAS & parasites in relation to Lyme/MSIDS.  

For more information on Keith:

Apologies for the low volume.  You need to crank it up to hear well.

  Part 1  (52 Min)  MCAS, Parasites, & Lyme/MSIDS

  Part 2 (18:30 Min)  Q & A

Dr. Green’s Presentation

Dr. Green Part 1  Approx. 35 Min

Part 2 Approx. 35 Min

Part 3 Approx. 35 Min – Green answers questions

Part 4 Approx 13 Min – Green answers questions


Microbiologist Tom Grier

  Approx. 1.5 hours

Presented by:  Minnesota Lyme Association

Grier dispels Lyme/MSIDS myths

Grier, infected himself, has done cutting edge work and we need to listen to it. He shows autopsy results – demonstrating Borrelia Burgdorferi (Bb) in numerous tissues, including the brain (glial cells, neurons, endothelial cells), kidneys, placenta, and much more.

More on Grier:

Lyme on the Brain, part 1:

Lyme on the Brain, part 2:

Lyme on the Brain, part 3:

Lyme on the Brain, part 4:

IGeneX Presentation

Published on Dec 7, 2016

The Madison Area Lyme Support Group hosts the IGeneX Lab to present information regarding testing of tick-borne illnesses.   2 Hours long

Transmission Time:  Only one study done on Mice.  At 24 hours every tick had transmitted to the mice; however, in the following video microbiologist Holly Ahern explains how this information has been inappropriately used for the widely held belief that if you pull a tick off before 24 hours you won’t get infected.  No human studies have been done and animal studies have proven that transmission can occur in under 16 hours and it occurs frequently in under 24 hours.

Bob Giguere of IGeneX states a case by Dr. Jones of a little girl who went outside to play about 8:30a.m. and came inside at 10:30 with an attached tick above her right eye.  By 2 o’clock, she had developed the facial palsy.  At the hospital she was told it couldn’t be Lyme as the tick hadn’t been attached long enough.  They offered a neuro-consult…..

By 4pm she couldn’t walk or talk.

Dr. Jones met the family in his office on a Saturday, gave her an intramuscular injection of antibiotics and within 2 hours the palsy was gone.  He continued her treatment for approximately 4 weeks.


I think not.  

Do not believe what the “experts” tell you about transmission times!

Immune Support Talk

  Approx. 1 hour

Made possible by Minnesota Lyme Association

Excellent presentation on Immune Support for Chronic Lyme Disease by Dr. Radovsky

Dr Isom on Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

  Dr. Isom Part 1

  Dr. Isom Part 2

  Dr. Isom Part 3




Audio on Hormones and Adrenal Support

Recently Kathy Lynch, Pharmacist from Women’s International Pharmacy (WIP), spoke to our group.  Since adrenal insufficiency is common in MSIDS (multi systemic infectious disease syndrome) patients, it’s important to rule it out or treat whatever imbalances exist.  Similar to MSIDS testing, testing for adrenal function is poor and is best treated clinically by doctors with experience, with testing used mostly to confirm suspicions.

One thing that is clear is that all MSIDS patients should have their thyroid, cortisol, vitamin D, and basic hormones checked.  Kathy lists some of the more common symptoms for these disorders but a quick Google search should help you and your practitioner know fairly well if you need treatment.  While it is not true across the board, another quite common ailment with MSIDS is low magnesium.  All of these supplements are fairly inexpensive and can make a world of difference in how you feel.

WIP is a local compounding pharmacy and takes great effort and care in making the most bioidentical forms of hormones.  In other words, their hormones are as close to what your body makes as possible.  The beauty is your body processes it more naturally with fewer side effects and usually it is less expensive.

Due to the length of the presentation it is in 5 parts for your convenience.  I feel strongly that this very well might be the “missing link” in many treatments.  If you have low magnesium, low thyroid and cortisol, I guarantee you are going to feel lousy.  The little thyroid gland controls our body temperature.  If you are hypothyroid your temperature is going to be lower making you an excellent habitat for bacteria and viruses.  Just by taking thyroid medicine you make yourself a tougher target for disease.  Same goes for vitamin D, magnesium, and many other levels.

If you do not feel your practitioner is qualified in this area, contact WIP for their list of practitioners who use them frequently.  The phone # is 1-800-279-5708.  The pharmacists are quite knowledgeable and helpful.  They also put out wonderful articles on topics from fatigue to high blood pressure, hormone testing, liver, vitamin D, and yeast – all subjects MSIDS patients contend with.  If you have a subject you need information on, contact them and they will send you literature on it.

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