Saturday, January 31, 2009

Quick Facts About Lyme Disease

From Beating Lyme Disease 2nd Edition:
Living the Good Life in Spite of Lyme

· Lyme Disease is initiated by a spiral-shaped
bacteria (spirochete) called Borrelia
burgdorferi, but the actual disease always
involves loss of the body’s control of several
different “co-infections” of virtually every
microbial class, i.e., viral, mycoplasmal,
fungal, parasitic.

· Toxins from the bacteria are actually the
primary cause of all of your symptoms!

· Lifelong optimal health can be achieved even
if every single Lyme spirochete in your body
has not been killed.

· It is well recognized that the best natural or
pharmaceutical antibiotics can at best only
kill 85% of the target bacteria in the body.

· Antibiotics may do more harm than good.
Antibiotics can activate bacteriophages
(viruses) that infect the Lyme spirochetes and
insert their toxin-generating genes into the
bacterial chromosomes. These viruses can
turn basically harmless bacterium into killers
through this genetic sequencing of toxins by
causing the bacteria to produce greater
amounts of neurotoxins (nervous system

· The allopathic philosophy of medicine
(antibiotics, etc.) often predisposes one to
Post-Lyme Syndrome (PLS).

· After prolonged illness a person would not
likely be symptom-free or truly healthy even
if it were possible to kill every spirochete,
because restoring health requires more than
killing the bacteria.

· It is possible to have Lyme spirochetes and
yet never manifest any symptoms.

· The unique symptoms experienced by an
individual are from the microbes revealing a
person’s weakest, and therefore most
vulnerable, areas in the body.

· High-powered microscopes have revealed
that our bodies are a soup of innumerable
and greatly unrecognized microbes. There
are 20 times more microbes than cells in your
body. Another way of saying this is that 90%
of the cells in your body are microbes.

· A Herxheimer reaction (herx) is a sign of a
poor treatment plan and is unnecessary. A
herx greatly increases the toxic load on the
body; at its worst it can kill an illnessweakened
patient outright. A herx can
temporarily or permanently disable the body,
mind, and spirit.

· The sustained restoration of the optimal
function and integrity of the body, mind, and
spirit will naturally resolve any infection.

· No microbe can replicate at will or
unchecked in a healthy body.

· A component in your blood called albumin is
six times stronger than penicillin as a
bacteriostatic (preventing microbial

· Until the patient’s body can maintain
microbial balance without the help of
medications, the patient will never reach the
point of not needing the medications.

· Some of the best research facility laboratories
report that they have rarely found any
person’s blood to be completely clear of
spirochetes, even after every type of longterm
natural or pharmaceutical intervention.

· Tick bites are not the only way to get Lyme

· Less than half the people diagnosed with
Lyme Disease ever have a bulls-eye rash.

© 2008 Dr. David A. Jernigan