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4 Paths to Beating Lyme

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What it is. Includes 10 years of independent reporting conducted by the LDRD. A unique approach to beating chronic Lyme, PTLDS, or post-Lyme disorders.

Who it is intended for. 4 Paths is intended for those who want immediate access to the most cutting-edge information on healing from Lyme Disease. You may have noticed that there are two different standards of care in Lyme treatment.

4 Paths to Beating Lyme offers an integral framework that helps make sense of it all. Lyme is often difficult to treat, especially when a standard protocol has been completed and the symptoms have returned. Healing from Lyme means addressing it from as many angles as possible. That’s what 4 Paths is all about.

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In the best of all possible worlds, a case of Lyme would be diagnosed quickly, treated thoroughly, and the patient completely healed. However, the complexities of diagnosing and treating Lyme often leaves patients requiring further help. Left in this situation, many people feel confused, angry, and frustrated.

This unique tool includes the best of our reporting since the LDRD began in 2005. That's 10 year's-worth of perspectives on Lyme prevention, diagnosis and treatments, in both allopathic medicine and alternative therapies.

What makes this approach different? Lyme is a complex disease. Simply getting a positive diagnosis can feel nearly impossible because of Lyme's ability to mimic hundreds of other conditions.

Once a diagnosis is determined, treatment can begin. However, current diagnostic tests are largely unreliable. Your choice of treatments adds another layer of complexity, mainly because there are two different standards of care set by two different professional medical organizations, the IDSA and ILADS. Doctors are contentiously divided about which treatment should be administered, and for what duration.

All the squabbling can make a bad situation seem worse. If you have Lyme, all you want is to get on with treatment and get your life back.

This is where ‘4 paths’ comes in. This unique tool presents the complexities of Lyme disease in an elegant framework made of four easy-to-understand sections.

This organizing framework allows you to examine all the facets of the disease—see the big picture, and yet don’t lose sight of the details. Its greatest advantage is that with it, you can discover ways to be more effective in your treatment.

4 Paths shows how all aspects of the illness interact, not simply the experience of dealing with the physical and neurological symptoms, but also how your actions are influenced by other fundamental dimensions of the disease, such as:

  • your choice of treatment or therapies
  • your ability to access resources
  • cultural views toward Lyme
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This framework, or as we call it, 4 Paths to Beating Lyme, evolved as a result of our discoveries after reporting on this disease since Suzanne’s diagnosis in 2005. She credits this integral approach to healing as the major reason she made a full recovery.

She’s 100% well now. But we clearly remember how, for years, this illness raked us over the coals—physically, mentally, spiritually, and financially. We ran the gamut of emotional responses to Lyme, but not simply to the disease itself. We also struggled to understand why it was so difficult to get answers to our questions, and to locate appropriate, reliable resources. The
4 Paths to Beating Lyme offers this cutting-edge, integral approach.

What is a typical, or non-integral, approach to treating Lyme? Practically every standard approach to dealing with Lyme that we have encountered comes from one primary perspective, and consequently, reduces or opposes the other essential perspectives.

Consider these opposing ideas and approaches:
  • Natural vs. Allopathic
  • Herbs vs. Antibiotics
  • Mainstream vs. Alternative
  • Doctors vs. Patients
  • Western vs. Eastern
  • IDSA vs. ILADS

Integrating the different approaches into one whole system can help you answer questions such as:  
  • Is herxing always necessary?
  • Can I look at the problems of Lyme disease without feeling as though I'm choosing sides in a war?
  • Can I include seemingly-opposing viewpoints, and get relief from Lyme?

Is it always necessary to place these views, organizations or approaches in opposition to each other? No, it is not. All these perspectives are important and can be used to create a truly integral approach to treating Lyme.

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Does your doctor understand Lyme and its co-infections? In our research we've discovered that misdiagnoses are rampant. Otherwise excellent doctors, who lack knowledge and/or experience with Lyme Disease often miss the signals.
  • If you treat Lyme with herbal or pharmaceutical medicines, yet you lack regular physical exercise, and eat foods high in sugar, are you undermining the effectiveness of the herbs or medicines? Yes.

  • If you take antibiotics and do not supplement with dietary and nutritional support, are you putting yourself at risk for other problems? Yes.

  • How is your choice of treatment affected if you don't have health insurance? On the other hand, how does having health insurance influence your choice of treatments? Have you been coerced into following a protocol you would not have chosen?
Once you learn the 4 Paths to Beating Lyme you can then focus on applying the detailed perspectives presented here, and make your choice of treatment much more effective.

Who is featured?
  • Dr. Raphael Stricker, President of ILADS 2005 - 2007
  • Alan McDonald, MD, Pathologist
  • Ginger Savely, Nurse Practitioner and psychologist
  • Stephen Harrod Buhner, Naturopath and herbologist
  • Eva Sapi, PhD, Research scholar
  • W. Lee Cowden MD, Lyme expert
  • Tina Garcia, Patient Advocate
  • And many more
In addition to medical experts, you will also hear from people who are healing from Lyme. These people followed a variety of different protocols, and listening to their unique experiences may help trigger your own ideas for treatment and approaches to dealing with Lyme and post-Lyme symptoms. Many of these stories are extraordinarily uplifting and motivating. We include them because they are proof that there is life after Lyme!

  • Learn how you can integrate the most effective treatments and supporting therapies.
  • Learn why a single approach can be limiting. Why you should not take one person's opinion and apply it as a strategy.
  • Learn how Lyme radically differs from other diseases.

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