Much of Lyme treatment is centered around killing off various microbes with antimicrobials – whether they be herbs, essential oils or antibiotics. While this makes good sense (Lyme is, after all, a bacterial infection that should be overcome by antibiotics whether natural or pharmaceutical), it is often not quite that easy. Lyme disease is more than an infectious process – it can act more like an autoimmune disease. The presence of the bacteria in the body is one thing, but […]
I am excited to announce the release of my new book, “Lyme Disease in Australia: Fundamentals of an Emerging Epidemic”. Having worked with Lyme patients in Australia for a few years now, I realized that there is a tremendous need for information, both for patients and physicians alike. This book is the culmination of months of research into the history and evidence of Lyme disease in Australia; and a compilation of information based on my years in clinical practice with […]
Lyme disease can be classified as either Acute or Chronic depending on the duration of time that has passed since the initial infection. Lyme disease treatments differ depending on whether it is an Acute or Chronic case being addressed. Acute Lyme Disease Treatment Treatment rendered between 6-8 weeks post infection. If high enough doses and treatment are started early enough, it can eradicate the infection.
Co-Infections and Lyme Disease While Borrelia might be the underlying infectious agent in Lyme disease, there are other co-infections that may co-exist with Borrelia.
Definition of Lyme Disease By definition, Lyme disease refers to an illness caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. This definition has been expanded to include other strains of Borrelia such as afzelii, andersonii, garinii.
Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) is the spirochete (spiral-shaped) bacteria that causes Lyme Disease. While traditionally thought to be transmitted primarily by infected deer ticks, researchers and doctors have now found live spirochetes of Lyme in fleas, mites, and mosquitoes. And although it was first thought the disease couldn’t be transmitted directly from human to human, the live spirochetes have now also been found in blood, urine, tears, semen, breast milk, cord blood, and vaginal secretions. Many doctors who specialize in […]