Celebrity Detox at the Harbor View – April 8-12

What to Expect The Celebrity Detox retreat at the Harbor View Hotel focuses intensively on dietary health, whole-body wellness, immune system support and recovery from chronic illness through the prism of weight-loss. It incorporates a program of walking, contemplative/meditative practices, yoga and relaxing body treatments that each help participants achieve a balanced sense of well-being.  […]

Swedish Massage for Lyme-Depression

Quoting from Stephen (Harrod) Buhner’s superb and compact book, Healing Lyme … Expanding the Protocol -> Depression Depression is a common problem with Lyme infection.  The best thing that can be done for that is a regular, weekly Swedish massage.  I have used this as an adjunct to healing, both as a psychotherapist and herbalist, […]

Buhner Protocol – Q&A

How effective is your protocol? Dear Stephen, Your book is extremely informative but one piece of information I can’t find…is how effective it is. Have you done any studies or do you have any sort of statistics on how well your protocol works for curing chronic lyme disease? It seems to be fairly new and […]

FILM: “Doctored” – the New York Premiere

The New York Premiere of the documentary film, “Doctored” is at the Village East Cinema, Friday, September 21st. The show runs several times daily through Thursday, September 27th. The film premieres on Friday, September 28th in … Atlanta Chicago Dallas Los Angeles

FILM: “Doctored” – the Official Trailer

LYME STORIES: Steve Cabana (Martha’s Vineyard)

Submitted at US Senator Blumenthal’s request for sharing personal experiences … At my summer home on Marthas Vineyard in June of 2009, I found two engorged deer ticks at the foot of my bed. The next three nights I woke up drenched with sweat. I chose to ignore it. In September of 09, I went […]

Statistical Review of the Key Lyme Studies Reveals the ‘Wild Conjecture’ Behind the IDSA Guidelines

In a comment to the article, “Study reports flaws in design, analysis, and interpretation of Lyme disease,” Phyllis Mervine elucidates what happened from the depth of her involvement at the NIH at the time of the Klempner clinical trial … NIH Should Admit They Were Wrong Phyllis Mervine says: September 5, 2012 at 7:53 PM […]

Antibiotic retreatment of Lyme disease in patients with persistent symptoms: A biostatistical review of randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trials

Antibiotic retreatment of Lyme disease in patients with persistent symptoms: A biostatistical review of randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trials Allison K. DeLong, Barbara Blossom, Elizabeth Maloney, Steven E. Phillips Abstract Introduction Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis) is caused by the tick-borne spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. Long-term persistent illness following antibiotic treatment is not uncommon, particularly when treatment is […]

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US Congressional Hearing on Lyme Disease

Video streaming by Ustream This meeting took place in the US House of Representatives on July 17, 2012. [Please scroll ahead, hearing begins at minute 28:00 of the video.] Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Chaired by Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) Witnesses from the IDSA, CDC and NIH were invited to the hearing […]

“Single-Dose Doxy” for prevention is not supported by science or common sense

Here’s the link to Dr Elizabeth Maloney’s paper, “Challenge to the Recommendation on the Prophylaxis of Lyme Disease” (PDF). The “Prophylaxis Recommendation” of the IDSA Guidelines — Recommendation #2 — is poorly supported by its only supporting literature. Moreover, the “Single-Dose Doxy” practise is difficult to implement in a clinical setting; and furthermore, it is, in […]