Chronic Lyme Disease in 2017

Chronic Lyme Disease in 2017 – has anything really changed?

Chronic Lyme Disease in 2017, unfortunately, is still chronic and at least for some, still incurable.

I may be one of those.

Part of the problem is still denial by the IDSA (Infectious Disease Standards Association), who have dug in and refuse to accept modern science.  The IDSA creates the protocols that almost all the Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons in the Western World follow, which in turn are the protocols they expect the doctors and practitioners they license to follow.Chronic Lyme Disease in 2017

So strictly do the colleges adhere to these protocols, which the IDSA now call “guidelines,” that many good doctors in Canada, the USA, Australia and others have had to face censure, fines and even losing their licenses, only because they have dared to treat sick people with evidence-based medicine that often improves their health.

The question is not about whether or not a doctor accidentally misdiagnoses the disease.  Doctors are not allowed to offer a diagnosis of Chronic Lyme Disease, even though the overwhelming weight of good, peer-reviewed science is on their side.

Those who represent the IDSA still stare into the camera, making the same stone-faced proclamation that they must by now know is untrue – that Chronic Lyme Disease does not exist and that there is not one tiny shred of scientific evidence to show otherwise.

Chronic Lyme Disease in 2017 should be considered fully proven

The list of excellent medical doctors and scientists who have proven in the lab, beyond any shadow of doubt, that Chronic Lyme Disease is a fact, continues to grow, in spite of the animosity of their peers.

Chronic Lyme Disease in 2017

Dr. Alan MacDonald

Dr. Alan MacDonald, a highly respected forensic pathologist originally from New York was the first to prove that many people who have died with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s have both Lyme (Borrelia burgdorferi) spirochetes and cysts in their brain tissue.

Dr. Patrick McGeer from the University of British Columbia made the same discovery very close to the same time.   Dr. McGeer is one of the top 100 neuroscientists in the world.

Dr. Eva Sapi  has also done very considerable research of Lyme Disease, especially trying to  discover why it is so good at hiding from the immune system.  Both Dr. MacDonald and Dr. Sapi have discovered that B. burgdorferi (Bb) forms a biofilm, making it very difficult for the immune system or antibiotics to attack the disease.

It is important to note that these three did not set out to prove that Lyme Disease can become chronic.  Their research proved that it is.  In fact, when Dr. MacDonald tried to obtain research funds to find out if Bb can form a biofilm, he was turned down.  The IDSA maintained (correctly) that all known pathogens that form a biofilm cause chonic disease.  They then concluded  (incorrectly) that Bb does not form a biofilm, because it is not chronic!

Dr. MacDonald has now shown that many of the plaques found in the brain tissue of Alzheimer’s victims are Bb biofilm.  He has proven this conclusively with new technology that allows the creation of DNA-specific stains.  His stunning slides, produced via microscopy, show Alzheimer’s plaques all brightly stained by Bb specific dye.  His findings for this study have been independently confirmed.

In spite of all the mounting and carefully documented research, the IDSA continues to deny that Chronic Lyme Disease exists or even that there is any scientific evidence to suggest that it does.  In fact, they continue to affirm that ALL the research on Lyme Disease has been completed and no further research is necessary.  At the same time, they continue to study the common cold!  To say that all the research is complete on ANY disease is ridiculous.

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