Archive for November, 2012


Keep your pH Level Up!

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
by Dave Cottrell

Lyme disease is certainly one of the most controversial diseases of the 21st century.  In many places, doctors are completely uneducated in the clinical presentation of the disease, including, but not limited to, the EMS or “bulls-eye” rash.

For this reason, Lyme is often missed or misdiagnosed in the early stages, making it a very difficult disease to treat as it gains a pernicious grasp in the human body.



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Chiropractic and Lyme Disease

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
by Dave Cottrell
 

It is important in our zeal to feel well, again, to keep our options open.

If there is one thing I have discovered in my own quest for recovery, it is the tendency of many to perhaps too quickly decide they have Lyme disease and that anyone who disagrees is part of a conspiracy to bury the entire Lyme controversy.

Only recently, I have been handed a very good piece of scholarship in the form of a primer for medical practitioners on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME, CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), which those who have studied it believe may sometimes be caused by Lyme disease, while other times, active Lyme disease may indeed be the problem.  Thanks to their work, people suffering with the symptoms of Lyme disease and armed with this primer, may be able to get a Western Blot ordered by their MDs.

However, the work also points out the possibility that the symptoms you are suffering from may not be an active Burrelia burgdorferi infection.   Do you want to get well?  Don’t shut the door on other possibilities.


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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME, CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis  (ME, CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)

by Dave Cottrell

Like many who have discovered they have Lyme disease, I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) by an Infectious Disease specialist.

The specialist ignored a number of my symptoms and either would not or could not answer some of the questions I gave him in response to his diagnosis, like, “Why, if it was CFS, was I still getting sicker?  Why did antibiotics (abx) bring a great improvement after one month, and why, after being on abx for six months, did I begin to get sick again within two months?” (more…)

My Progress Report… Ugh…

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
by Dave Cottrell
(originally published on my other blog, WestCoastOpinion.com, on September 29th, 2012)
It is now September 29, 2012.  I have been sick with Lyme Disease since the end of 2007.  Prior to that time, I was extremely healthy, and able to literally outperform most men half my age.  I could walk from sunup to sundown without resting.  I could run up and down ladders all day.  My thinking was clear, my ability to multi-task was very good, and my mind was sharp virtually all the time. (more…)

Lyme Disease and the Iceman

Monday, November 12th, 2012
by Dave Cottrell

Someone has made a very valid point in reply to a post I made on a social media site, about the  book, “Lab 257,” (which suggests that Bb, the Lyme bacteria, is an escaped man-made US military bio-warfare organism just like myoplasma incognitus and HHV 6), that Lyme disease was discovered in the Iceman, whose mummified remains were discovered sticking out of a receding glacier, high in the Italian Alps.  The Iceman has been dead for a very long time, certainly since before the glacier formed.  Therefore, Lyme disease is not new, as so many claim, but very, very old.

This true, but with notable exceptions. (more…)