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Healing Lyme: Natural Prevention and Treatment of Lyme Borreliosis and Its Coinfections [Paperback]

Stephen Harrod Buhner
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15 Sep 2005
Despite Centers for Disease Control estimates that only 20,000 new Lyme disease infections occur each year, the true figure, as Harvard medical school researchers have found, nearly approaches 200,000. Symptoms run from mild lethargy to severe arthritis to incapacitating mental dysfunction. And despite medical pronouncements to the contrary, extensive research has found that tests for the disease are not very reliable and antibiotics are only partially effective; up to 35 percent of those infected will not respond to treatment or will relapse. The spirochetes that cause Lyme are stealth pathogens--they can hide within cells or alter their form so that antibiotics cannot affect them. Lyme disease is, in fact, a potent, emerging epidemic disease for which technological medicine is only partially effective. Healing Lyme examines the leading, scientific research on Lyme infection, its tests and treatments, and outlines the most potent herbal medicines and supplements that offer help--either alone or in combination with antibiotics--for preventing and healing the disease. It is the essential guide to Lyme infection and its treatment. Show more Show less

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  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Raven Press,U.S. (15 Sep 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970869630
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970869630
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 16.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lifesaver - literally! 11 Oct 2012
By HH
Format:Paperback
I tested positive for Lyme disease but was told it was rare and so I couldn't possibly have it by an infectious diseases consultant - then a second different test came back positive so I was given two weeks of antibotics. No change if anything I felt worse.

So how ill was I? Well over five years I got gradually worse and by 2009 I was bedridden could hardly walk more than a couple of steps - the initial diagnosis had been ME - I had so many different symptoms life really wasn't worth living. Despite being told there was nothing I could do - I persevered when I had a bit of energy I would look for information to help me.

As I read this book and one by James Schaller (a paragraph at a time as my brain was so fogged) I realised it was very likely I had Babesia as a co-infection as well as chronic Lyme disease. The symptoms just fitted so closely. After trying artemisinin unsuccessfully I found the web forums for an up to date treatment protocol for Babesia and took four months of cryptolepsis which allowed my blood cells to all be replaced without re-infection. I am now able to function a million times better than I could - I can drive for two hours - have energy to do things - and each day my stamina is increasing. So many symptoms are just resolving themselves. It has been like a miracle cure for me.

I still have to deal with the chronic lyme disease - and will be following a herbal treatment protocol again once my improvement plateaus from dealing with the Babesia. But now I have hope and a life waiting for me - which means so much - so many thanks to the author!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good information 12 Mar 2009
By Jo
Format:Paperback
I have un-knowingly had Lyme's Disease for many years. Finally, about 9 years ago I had to give up work due to being diagnosed with M.E. Since then I have been tested privately to confirm I have Borrelia.

I have read much about Lyme on the web, but never bought a book. I have read this cover to cover and just ordered some Andrographis and some Samento from the Nutri Centre on the back of it to use alongside current antibiotics (which I intend to phase out and replace with the herbs in this book). I was previously being treated with Borrelia Nosodes from a Homeopath which did absolutely nothing for me, but that is not to say it won't work for someone else. Borrelia feed on sugar and I was still having small amounts of sugar when I had the treatment, plus my Immune System was at rock bottom. I then tried Samento on it's own (recommended by a Lyme's Doctor in the U.K.) which was very potent. I had to give up due to fallout.

This book has been very enlightening. I haven't yet started taking the protocol herbs, but am taking the suggested vitamins and minerals to boost my immune system - which is working. The book tells you that you need to boost your CD57 count to successfully treat. I also find out how I can counteract the problems I had with Samento by taking a simple vitamin.

Either before or after you've bought the book, do a search on the web for Buhner Protocol Forums to see how other sufferers are getting on with the suggested treatment.

I found the book very helpful and would recommend buying it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazingly useful book 4 Aug 2010
Format:Paperback
The dedication of the book sums up why you might be looking at it: "For those people whose doctors told them it was all in their heads".

Not the sort of book you'd buy on an impulse expecting a good read (obviously), but if you have long term unexplained illness and think you might be at risk from Lyme this book is well worth the cost. It sets out clearly how the infection travels and what it does when it arrives in language the layman can understand, and describes both the orthodox and a herbal protocol for treatment.

From reading it, it has become clear that my 15+ years of apparently disconected episodes of ill health are most likely the result of a Lyme (or other spirochete) infection and as a result my new doc is at last doing something about it. Possibly the best 15 I've ever spent?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lyme's 12 April 2012
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Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A complementary book might be Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko - green smoothies all the cellulose and raw greens to help the body help itself
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book, full of information and help! 23 Jan 2012
By Steffi
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent book. It is full of information on Borrellia and the author has done tremendous work writing this book. It gives a very comprehensive understanding about this bacteria and how it causes so many wide and varied symptoms in the human body. It is a must read for anyone who suffers with Lyme Disease and who wants to know more about how they can help themselves. My advice to anyone with Lyme Disease is to get involved in your own treatment. There are numerous ways that you can help yourself using the protocol described in this book.
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