Update on Lyme Bill AB313 in WI

Jeannette and Mike met with Rep. Mursau {Marinette} regarding the 16 member panel proposed to offer recommendations for lyme diagnosis and treatment. Mursau certainly understood our concerns and was sympathetic to our cause.

Right now, there’s nothing indicating the bill will come up for a vote and Rep. Mursau did say he would not support it. His intentions introducing the bill were honorable in his belief he thought he was acting in the best interests of patients. He has heard from many constituents that are infected and can’t receive adequate treatment. He is very interested in helping lyme patients. We expressed that empowering a panel to determine treatment recommendations would not be the best option as there are already two sets of guidelines in place.

Rep. Mursau said our best course of action would be to contact Speaker Robin Vos and ask that AB313 NOT be brought to the floor. Speaker Vos has control over what gets brought up and what doesn’t.

Please let Speaker Vos know that members of the lyme community have discussed AB313 with Rep. Mursau and we’d like to see some changes made to it and to refrain from bringing it to the floor this session.

Speaker Vos can be reached here https://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/63/vos/contact/

If you are unfamiliar with AB313, please read this first before contacting Speaker Vos:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/01/11/reminder-wi-lyme-patients-contact-legislators-to-stop-ab313/  There is a link within this article with the exact wording of AB313 as well as other helpful information.  The main thing to understand is that this bill could affect our doctors that are treating this properly as it is huge government overreach.



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Interview with Joe DiStefano and Dr. Chris Shade

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In this first video episode of Stacked, we put supplements under the microscope and explore their role in cellular health, from detoxification to ketosis. Dr. Shade explains the interconnectedness of stress, glutathione, and leaky gut; walks us through the best way to prepare for a detox protocol, and shares his experience with NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) and travel recovery. He’s on a mission to combat universal toxicity, and this episode is packed full of information that will help you navigate the saturated supplement market and experience optimal health.

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For more:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/11/07/5-effects-of-stress-on-the-mind-and-body-10-tips-to-reduce-stress/




















THANK YOU, Wisconsin Citizens for

Amazing Testimonies Last Week on AB546!

Now Let’s Ask for the VOTE in the Assembly Executive Committee!

Support the Bill to Protect Complementary and Alternative Healthcare

We need your help NOW to contact your legislators to support Wisconsin’s “Safe Harbor” Practitioner Exemption bill, A546, a bill that will protect the right of homeopaths, traditional naturopaths, herbalist, energy healers and many more to offer their services to consumers in Wisconsin.  Help Wisconsin become the twelfth state to have a health freedom law protecting these practitioners!

How YOU Can Help:

1. Click Here to Email the Health Committee members and your personal legislators to ask for their support of AB546 and for it to be heard in an Executive session.  They heard the bill in Committee on January 7th and now, in order to VOTE it out of Committee, they have to hear it in an Executive meeting in order to move it and pass it out of the Committee.

2. Use this simple form to send WIHFC your testimony and we’ll submit it to the committee for you. See below for an example.  Sharing your story – in person or in writing – is crucial to the success of this bill!  Legislators love personal stories and your positive experience using complementary health could sway committee members to vote yes.

Example Message for Legislators: “Members of the Committee, my name is [insert name].  I live in [city].  I support AB546 and I want you to please VOTE YES on AB546, the “Consumer Protection for Complementary Healthcare” bill.  This bill is important to me because [insert your own brief reason why you support access to complementary and alternative health care]. Thank you.”


– I depend on complementary and alternative health care for myself and my family and I want Wisconsin law to protect my rights as a consumer to a free and educated choice in health care providers.


– I am a practitioner of complementary healthcare and a small business owner in Wisconsin. I want to serve my clients without the fear that my state’s laws could be used to treat me as a criminal.  Please update WI law to reflect what is happening in our state.]

Thanks in advance for helping pass AB546 into law.  Together, with your help, we can convince Wisconsin legislators to protect WI residents’ health freedom rights to access the healing modalities and practitioners they want.

For more about what this WI bill does for complementary and alternative health practitioners and their clients, see our website here (bill originally introduced as LRB-1960/1).  Read the bill here.  Read about Safe Harbor bills here.



I know a lot of bills are coming out and it can be very confusing.  Please know the bill in this email has to do with protecting complimentary and alternative health care like homeopathy.  It is NOT the WI bill (AB313) about the 16 member panel that we are trying to squash as it is huge government overreach and could affect the way our Lyme docs treat us here in the state of WI.







2020 Jan 10;15(1):e0227234. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0227234. eCollection 2020.

Molecular prevalence of Bartonella, Babesia, and hemotropic Mycoplasma species in dogs with hemangiosarcoma from across the United States.


Hemangiosarcoma (HSA), a locally invasive and highly metastatic endothelial cell neoplasm, accounts for two-thirds of all cardiac and splenic neoplasms in dogs. Bartonella spp. infection has been reported in association with neoplastic and non-neoplastic vasoproliferative lesions in animals and humans. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of Bartonella spp. in conjunction with two other hemotropic pathogens, Babesia spp. and hemotropic Mycoplasma spp., in tissues and blood samples from 110 dogs with histopathologically diagnosed HSA from throughout the United States. This was a retrospective, observational study using clinical specimens from 110 dogs with HSA banked by the biospecimen repository of the Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium. Samples provided for this study from each dog included: fresh frozen HSA tumor tissue (available from n = 100 of the 110 dogs), fresh frozen non-tumor tissue (n = 104), and whole blood and serum samples (n = 108 and 107 respectively). Blood and tissues were tested by qPCR for Bartonella, hemotropic Mycoplasma, and Babesia spp. DNA; serum was tested for Bartonella spp. antibodies.

  • Bartonella spp. DNA was amplified and sequenced from 73% of dogs with HSA (80/110)
  • hemotropic Mycoplasma spp. DNA was amplified from a significantly smaller proportion (5%, p<0.0001)
  • Babesia spp. DNA was not amplified from any dog

Of the 100 HSA tumor samples submitted,

  • 34% were Bartonella PCR positive (32% of splenic tumors, 57% of cardiac tumors, and 17% of other tumor locations)
  • Of 104 non-tumor tissues, 63% were Bartonella PCR positive (56% of spleen samples, 93% of cardiac samples, and 63% of skin/subcutaneous samples).
  • Of dogs with Bartonella positive HSA tumor, 76% were also positive in non-tumor tissue.
  • Bartonella spp. DNA was not PCR amplified from whole blood.

This study documented a high prevalence of Bartonella spp. DNA in dogs with HSA from geographically diverse regions of the United States. While 73% of all tissue samples from these dogs were PCR positive for Bartonella DNA, none of the blood samples were, indicating that

whole blood samples do not reflect tissue presence of this pathogen.

Future studies are needed to further investigate the role of Bartonella spp. in the development of HSA.



And here, we see exactly what patience experience in reality: negative blood tests but positive tissue samples.  Dr. Ericson has found Bartonella in tissues directly by where a PICC line was removed: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/02/27/advanced-imaging-found-bartonella-around-pic-line/

This is true not only for Bartonella but for Lyme as well as all of the coinfections.  Doctors that rely only on testing are missing patients right and left.

Please spread the word.




08 JAN 2020

“Bitten” Makes Many “Best of 2019” Book Lists

By Dorothy Kupcha Leland


Study finds probiotics help hayfever symptoms


Griffith University research indicates that patients suffering from allergic rhinitis, otherwise known as hay fever, can specifically benefit from probiotic supplements.

In a study funded by Winclove Probiotics, Griffith’s research team at the Menzies Health Institute QLD found eight weeks of supplementation with a specific multi-species probiotic reduced symptoms of and medication use.

This study published in the Journal Genes, found most allergy patients (64%) responded with a clinical improvement in their QoL score, otherwise known as the quality of life scale.

Whilst noting that not all people with allergies respond similarly, Dr. Pete Smith of Queensland Allergy Services and a member of the study team said, “our study may allow us to personalize probiotic treatment for individuals with seasonal allergic rhinitis.”

Dr. Nic West of Griffith University adds that the for the role of probiotics in allergy continues to increase.

“The results from our study will allow us to conduct targeted research to find strategies people can use during the pollen season,” said Dr. West.

Hay fever is a chronic disorder that has a serious impact on quality of life for up to 30% of the general population. Current treatment options are costly and do not tackle the underlying cause of the disorder.

With the aim of helping sufferers the research team examined the differences in the between responders and non-responders and are currently undertaking a clinical trial of the supplement that involves further immune profiling of individuals with .

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/01/03/the-invisible-universe-of-the-human-microbiome-msm/  Recitas, author of “The Plan,” calls MSM the wonder supplement for your gut. It can alleviate allergy symptoms, helps with detoxification, eliminates free radicals, and improves cell permeability. She states that with given time, MSM will start to actually repair damage caused by leaky gut – a common problem with Lyme/MSIDS patients. It can also help the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food. Many Lyme patients struggle with paralysis of the gut where the muscles of the stomach and intestines stop being efficient. MSM helps this muscle tone as well.