Lyme Disease Research Database Independent reporting on all aspects of Lyme Disease

Jan 2007

Healing lyme with herbs

At this point in time, antibiotics are the clearest choice for killing spirochetes, with some caveats. Many people think of herbal approaches to treating Lyme borreliois as "experimental." The term is meaningless in relation to Lyme disease. With Lyme infection everything is experimental. -- Stephen Harrod Buhner, Healing Lyme: Natural Healing and Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis and Its Coinfections

The spirochetes are scavengers. They're adept at feasting off of their host and creating endless suffering from eating in their "favorite restaurants," as Stephen Harrod Buhner says: our knees, our skin, our hearts. In his book, this master herbalist and psychotherapist who writes about sacred plant medicine gives a keenly intelligent overview on Lyme disease, offers a core protocol for healing Lyme, and goes into detail about the many herbs that have acted as potent healers across time and tradition. His unique protocol is being followed by patients and physicians alike, either in conjunction with antibiotics or alone.

Stephen writes cogent and in-depth explanations about this natural healing protocol. He generously agreed to take part in the unique "Conversations with Experts" special feature on the LDRD website. Do yourself a favor: Listen to my interview with Stephen here.
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Investigation into the October IDSA rulings

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, in an unprecedented historical move, has begun an investigation into the recent IDSA rulings regarding treatment for Lyme.

Click here to read the press release, which includes the President of the Lyme Disease Association (LDA) Pat Smith's statement of support. Let's all make sure Mr. Blumenthal knows how thankful we are that he's doing the right thing and tell him he's got our support.

Write to him at: attorney.general@po.state.ct.us
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Q-RiBb is here

Q-RiBb, the newly patented Lyme test, is starting to get the kind of coverage it needs to become well-known. The word on the street is that the test was formally introduced at the Lyme conference in Philadelphia in October. Over 9,000 people have been tested this way. In sharp contrast to the lengthy wait (two or three weeks or more) for the results of the unreliable Western Blot, all of them received their diagnosed with Lyme in just one day!

The difference between the two tests is very easy to understand. The Western Blot tests for antibodies. The Q-RiBb tests for antigens, the bug itself. Simple.

Check it out at lymeresearch.com. And spread the word.
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