Why Can t I Get Better Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease

Author: Richard Horowitz
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250038480
Format: PDF
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From one of the country's foremost doctors comes a ground-breaking book about diagnosing, treating and healing Lyme, and peeling away the layers that lead to chronic disease. You may not know that you have Lyme. It can mimic every disease process including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions like MS, psychiatric conditions like depression and anxiety, and cause significant memory and concentration problems, mimicking early dementia. It is called the "Great Imitator," and inaccurate testing-combined with a fierce, ongoing debate that questions chronic infection-makes it difficult for sufferers to find effective care. When Dr. Richard Horowitz moved to the Hudson Valley over two decades ago to start his own medical practice, he had no idea that he was jumping into a hotbed of Lyme disease. He would soon realize that many of the chronic disease diagnoses people were receiving were also the result of Lyme-and he would discover how once-treatable infections, in the absence of timely intervention, could cause disabling conditions. In a field where the number of cases is growing exponentially around the world and answers remain elusive, Dr. Horowitz has treated over 12,000 patients and made extraordinary progress. His plan represents a crucial paradigm shift, without which the suffering will continue. In this book, Dr. Horowitz: - Breaks new ground with a 16 Point Differential Diagnostic Map, the basis for his revolutionary Lyme treatment plan, and an overarching approach to treating all chronic illness. - Introduces MSIDS, or Multiple Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome, a new lens on chronic illness that may prove to be an important missing link. - Covers in detail Lyme's leading symptoms and co-infections, including immune dysfunction, sleep disorders, chronic pain and neurodegenerative disorders - providing a unique functional and integrative health care model, based on the most up-to-date scientific research, for physicians and health care providers to effectively treat Lyme and other chronic illnesses. Cutting through the frustration, misinformation and endless questions, Dr. Horowitz's enlightening story of medical discovery, science and politics is an all-in-one source for patients of chronic illness to identify their own symptoms and work with their doctors for the best possible treatment outcome.

How Can I Get Better

Author: Richard Horowitz
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250111447
Format: PDF
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AN INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER! “Horowitz is one of the most prominent ‘Lyme literate’ physicians...patients wait for months to see him, and several told me that he had essentially cured them of a disease that nobody else seemed able to treat.” —The New Yorker “If you have suffered from unexplained, chronic or hard-to-treat illness, this book is your pathway to health.” —Mark Hyman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Blood Sugar Solution on Why Can’t I Get Better? From Dr. Richard I. Horowitz, one of the country's foremost doctors, comes a ground-breaking book about diagnosing, treating and healing Lyme, and peeling away the layers that lead to chronic disease. Are you sick, but can’t find any answers why? Do you have a seemingly unconnected collection of symptoms that leave doctors guessing? Or have you been diagnosed, but found that none of the treatments seems to make a difference? You may have Lyme disease and not even know it. Known as “the great imitator,” Lyme disease and its associated co-infections can mimic the symptoms of and often be misdiagnosed as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and even depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and psychosis. In his landmark book, Why Can’t I Get Better?: Solving the Mystery of Lyme & Chronic Disease, renowned internist and leading world expert Dr. Horowitz introduced his revolutionary plan for treating Lyme disease, and chronic diseases in general. Now, in this new handbook How Can I Get Better?, Dr. Horowitz updates his research and offers a direct, actionable step-by-step plan for implementing his 16 MSIDS Diagnostic Map. You will find: *The latest pertinent information on the most important scientific discoveries *Emerging research on bacterial “persisters”—bacteria that can survive antibiotics—and new therapies to get rid of them *A seven-step action plan that patients and doctors can follow to ensure better health.

Suffering the Silence

Author: Allie Cashel
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583949259
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Allie Cashel has suffered from chronic Lyme disease for sixteen years—but much of the medical community refuses to recognize her symptoms as the result of infectious disease. In Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial, Cashel paints a living portrait of what is often called post-treatment Lyme syndrome, featuring the stories of chronic Lyme patients from around the world and their struggle for recognition and treatment. In the United States alone, at least 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, and it is estimated that 20 percent of them go on to develop chronic symptoms of the disease, including (but not limited to) muscle and joint pain; digestive problems; extreme fatigue, confusion, and dizziness; sensations of burning and numbness; and immune-system dysfunction. Before reaching a final diagnosis, many of these patients are misdiagnosed with diseases and conditions like lupus, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, anxiety, and even dementia. Despite these numbers and routine misdiagnoses, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) claim it is impossible for the Lyme bacteria to survive in the body after standard antibiotic therapy. For these chronic patients who have their suffering routinely dismissed by doctors—and even family and friends—the social effects of the illness can be as crippling as the disease itself. Suffering the Silence is a personal and provocative call to break the stigma and ignorance that currently surrounds chronic Lyme disease and other misunderstood chronic illnesses—but it is also a message of hope and comfort for Lyme sufferers, encouraging them to share their stories, seek out treatment, and remember that they are not alone. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Beyond Lyme Disease

Author: Connie Strasheim
Publisher: Biomed Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780982513897
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In 2009, health care journalist Connie Strasheim published what is now known as the top informational Lyme disease book available: Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment, which is based on interviews with 13 top Lyme-Literate physicians. Having sold over 10,000 copies, that book covered many of the cutting edge treatments for chronic Lyme disease. But what if you've already tried treating your Lyme disease? What if you've used antibiotics and herbs, tested for all of the co-infections, seen many Lyme doctors, and you still are not well? Maybe it's time to look Beyond Lyme Disease. Connie's latest book, which she has been writing full-time for the last 12 months, is written for people who have tried everything but are still sick. In this new book, Connie will introduce you to numerous underlying causes of disease in people who are chronically ill. She will help you solve your remaining health puzzles by presenting novel information on the causes of chronic illness in people with Lyme and co-infections which your practitioner may have missed. If you've tried everything and are still sick, maybe it is time to look Beyond Lyme Disease!

Freedom from Lyme Disease

Author: Bryan Rosner
Publisher: Biomed Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780988243743
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Bestselling author Bryan Rosner is back with this information-packed sequel to his 2007 book, "The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments." That book established a foundational treatment plan for Lyme disease based on Rosner's extensive research and personal experience. Now, Rosner's newest book, "Freedom from Lyme Disease," builds on the principles set forth in the earlier book. Focuses not just on describing available treatments, but also on how to coordinate and weave these treatments into a customized, individualized treatment plan.

Out of the Woods

Author: Katina I. Makris
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632200821
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Hope and practical help for Lyme disease sufferers everywhere. More than 300,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year, and many, many more are suffering from Lyme without knowing it. Katina Makris was one of those undiagnosed individuals who nearly died from the disease. At the peak of her career, classical homeopath and health-care columnist Katina Makris was stricken with a mysterious “flu.” Only after five years of torment—two completely bedridden—and devastating blows to her professional and family life was Katina’s illness finally diagnosed as Lyme disease. Out of the Woods not only shares the brutality of Lyme disease through the telling of Katina’s story, but it also describes her incredible journey back to full recovery, giving thousands of Lyme sufferers hope for their uncertain and frightening futures. Katina’s memoir is a gripping and inspiring story of healing through faith and perseverance, but Out of the Woods extends beyond Katina’s personal story. Putting her homeopathic training to work, Part Two of the book details the nuts and bolts of Lyme disease, offering readers up-to-date information on Eastern and Western treatments. Readers will learn about the importance of antibiotics as well as acupuncture, homeopathic remedies, energy restoration, and a path to emotional healing, affirming that complete healing from any disease encompasses body, mind, and spirit.

Don t Kill My Lyme

Author: Wyatt Palumbo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781537732138
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Why should you be suffering every day without any reasonable explanation of your chronic disease? It's not the disease, it's the outdated protocols and the lack of understanding of how to heal the diseases. As founder of Lifestyle Healing Institute(r), Wyatt Palumbo, BSChE, will get you better and finally give you answers and results you've been desperately seeking for years. Palumbohas taken his years of expertise of chronic diseases, biofilm, and neurological conditions and written a book that helps you with his all-natural cellular protocols. Don't Kill My Lyme is revolutionizing the way we think about Lyme disease. Most treatments available focus on "killing" Lyme disease, assuming that Lyme is the main culprit of your symptoms. Palumbo shows that this is inaccurate and an outright dangerous approach to healing. Backed by scientific research, it's a groundbreaking way of restoring your health, even for something as challenging as drug detoxification. The days of treating Lyme disease and other chronic conditions with antibiotics and prescription medications are over. If you are brave enough to believe that Lyme can be healed in a short period of time, rather than a lifetime, Don't Kill My Lyme is ready to lead the way.

Treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease

Author: Burton A. Waisbren (Sr)
Publisher: Biomed Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780982513880
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This highly-anticipated book documents the experiences and opinions of a well-known, pioneering doctor in the management of chronic Lyme disease. It also contains eleven opinionated essays about this challenging and fascinating disease. About the Author: Burton Waisbren, MD, FACP, FIDSA is one of the Founding Members of the IDSA (Infectious Diseases Society of America), an organization which typically does not recognize the existence of chronic Lyme disease. In this book, Dr. Waisbren passionately argues for the validity of this devastating disease. He has over 57 years experience as a practicing physician. Dr. Waisbren is a native Milwaukean who received his B.S. and M.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, Wisconsin. He served his internship at the Harvard Service at Boston City Hospital. His military service was at the Navy Medical Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland and the Biological Warfare Center, Camp Dietrick, Maryland. His residency and fellowship was served at the University of Minnesota Hospitals where he was an instructor in the medical school. He received a master's degree in bacterial genetics from the University of Minnesota in 1951. He moved to Milwaukee, his hometown, in 1951 and established a private practice in internal medicine, infectious disease and immunology. At that time, he also headed the infectious disease control unit at the Milwaukee County Hospital. From 1951 to 1969, he was the director of the infectious disease division of first the Marquette Medical School and then the Medical College of Wisconsin. During that time, he was appointed associate clinical professor of medicine. He was the medical director of the St. Mary's Hospital Burn Center from 1962 to 1982. He has directed a cancer immunotherapy clinic in Milwaukee since 1973. He has published numerous articles in the peer reviewed medical literature and has authored books on systematic methods of critical care and on medical emergencies. Dr. Waisbren is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and also is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Disease Society of America. He is a founding member of the Infectious Disease Society of America, the American Burn Association, and the Critical Care Society of America. Other books by this author Princess Zoey, Prince Joey and Bud ISBN 978-1-4500-4261-1 Adventures in the Practice of Investigative Internal Medicine 1951-2006

Cure Unknown Revised Edition

Author: Pamela Weintraub
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250044561
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This book is an investigation into the science, history, and politics of Lyme disease as observed by a journalist whose entire family contracted the illness traces its significant rise and the atypical presentations that have made its diagnosis and treatment difficult. It is a narrative investigation into the science, history, medical politics, and patient experience of Lyme disease told by a science journalist whose entire family contracted the disease. It paints a picture of the intense controversy and crippling uncertainty surrounding Lyme disease and sheds light on one of the angriest medical disputes raging today. The author also reveals her personal odyssey through the land of Lyme after she, her husband and their two sons became seriously ill with the disease beginning in the 1990s. From the microbe causing the infection and the definition of the disease, to the length and type of treatment and the kind of practitioner needed, Lyme is a hotbed of contention. With a CDC estimated 200,000 plus new cases of Lyme disease a year, it has surpassed both AIDS and TB as the fastest-spreading infectious disease in the U.S. Yet alarmingly, in many cases, because the disease often eludes blood tests and not all patients exhibit the classic "bulls-eye" rash and swollen joints, doctors are unable or unwilling to diagnose Lyme. When that happens, once treatable infections become chronic, inexorably disseminating to cause disabling conditions that may never be cured. The book reveals why the Lyme epidemic has been allowed to explode, why patients are dismissed, and what can be done to raise awareness in the medical community and find a cure. A comprehensive book written about the past, present and future of Lyme disease, it exposes the ticking clock of a raging epidemic.

Coping with Lyme Disease Third Edition

Author: Denise Lang
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805075632
Format: PDF, ePub
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A revised edition presents the latest findings about the effects of Lyme Disease, current methods of diagnostic testing, and methods of treatment, and explores the role diet, nutrition, and gender play in catching the disease. Original. 20,000 first printing.