Freedom From Lyme Disease: New Treatments for a Complete Recovery Paperback – 9 Jul 2014
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About the Author
Bryan Rosner is an author, researcher, and Lyme disease survivor. Although he is not a medical doctor, he has dedicated thousands of hours to researching Lyme disease and has corresponded with Lyme disease experts across the globe. He is best known for his two books, "The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments" and "Lyme Disease and Rife Machines." He is also the co-author of "The Lyme-Autism Connection."
In 2003, Bryan Rosner founded BioMed Publishing Group to spread awareness about Lyme disease and its treatments. Bryan lives in the mountains of Northern California with his wife and three children.
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"Freedom From Lyme Disease is an excellent book that provides not only fantastic information about how to heal from Lyme, but also, and more importantly, insights and trouble-shooting tips for overcoming roadblocks to recovery. In this book, Bryan will show you how to overcome difficult challenges such as deeply-entrenched infections, heavy metal toxins, methylation problems, and adrenal fatigue, as well as how to choose among the vast multitude of remedies and therapies to find those that would most benefit you.
Bryan's insight into the healing process is based not only upon his research and own recovery from Lyme disease, but also upon his innate ability to discern and define the issues and problems inherent in overcoming serious chronic illness. I have seen a lot of information about how to treat Lyme disease, from doctors and patients alike—but information, while it leads to knowledge, does not necessarily lead to the wisdom that empowers recovery. Bryan provides a healthy dose of both wisdom and knowledge in this book, which will help those who are struggling with chronic Lyme to fully heal from this insidious disease. I highly recommend Freedom From Lyme Disease to those who have been fighting the Lyme battle for years, as well as to those who are just getting started out in their healing journey."
-Connie Strasheim, author of "Beyond Lyme Disease" and "Insights into Lyme Disease Treatment," and co-author of "The Journey to Wellness" series with Dr. W. Lee Cowden
Check Amazon for Bryan's other books: "Lyme Disease & Rife Machines" and "The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments."
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For instance in one chapter he makes comments about the "Rife Machine" but nowhere in his book does he tell you what a Rife Machine is.
Instead he mentions that his comments are only for those people who have read another book of his about this machine.
This book is ONLY suitable for long-term Lyme patients who have read his two other books and not for newly infected persons such as myself.
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I have also met or heard from many people who have recovered their health substantially and are doing quite well now. But, I’ve never heard of anybody who actually found a magic bullet for Lyme. No ONE thing fixed their situation—though some things were more helpful than others.
Typically, it takes a combination of drugs, supplements, assorted therapies, diet, life style changes and the like to pull it off. And here’s the rub. It may take a different combination for each person.
That’s why being a Lyme patient (or the loved one of someone with Lyme) can feel an awful lot like doing advanced university work—reading myriad books and scouring the internet for information. It’s why it’s important for those with Lyme to find out about different possibilities. (For instance, many Lyme patients say they feel better on a gluten-free diet. How would they know if they hadn’t heard about it and decided to try it?)
In his latest book, Freedom from Lyme disease: New treatments for a complete recovery, four-time Lyme author Bryan Rosner doesn’t offer any magic bullets either. Instead, he states flat-out: “You should never believe someone who says, ‘this is the best treatment for Lyme disease, period.’ “
Rosner says searching for the “best” treatment can send you on a wild goose chase, because Lyme disease is such a complex illness with so many complicating factors. There’s nothing one-size-fits-all about it. Instead, he offers a method, a system, what he calls a “template”–a way to evaluate different approaches to treatments to decide whether they are worth trying.
Furthermore, he writes, you should be asking “what layer of the onion am I currently dealing with, and what treatment should I use for that layer?”
Rosner is not a doctor, but rather a writer/researcher/publisher/Lyme disease survivor who has devoted many years to learning about tick-borne illness. This book focuses on helping the reader peel the onion of poor health, proposing a variety of treatments for your consideration.
“While having a Lyme doctor is important,” Rosner writes, “I have observed that the patients who do the best are those who take control of their own recovery, become educated, and learn to be the captains of their healing ships.”
“Freedom from Lyme disease” summarizes many different protocols, individual drugs and supplements. The book also devotes chapters to parasites and worms, yeast and candida, and adrenal fatigue—all topics that Lyme patients need to be familiar with. It also discusses potential health benefits of the Paleo Diet.
If someone is brand new to Lyme disease, I’d recommend that they start with a different book from Rosner’s publishing company, “The Beginner’s Guide to Lyme disease,” by Dr. Nicola McFadzean, ND. “Freedom from Lyme disease” might be overwhelming to a complete newbie. But, if you’ve been peeling that onion for a while, you’re probably ready for the healing insights to be gleaned from this book.
After reading Freedom From Lyme Disease, it was clear to me that it was time to widen my view, reconsider some prior approaches (God forbid, more antibiotics!!! – perhaps) to get deeper in to ‘the onion’ of layers in which these infections hide out and to attack dormant and resistant forms that could keep me from full wellness for a very long time. I had known about some of Bryan’s suggested approaches, but even though I’ve been in this morbid game for a long time, he presents some new treatments to consider. Lots of them. This book is loaded with ‘things to try’ and encourages an orientation to Lyme in which trial and error is the best plan of attack. We simply cannot know what our Lyme disease complex is made of – which co-infections and parasites, how much toxic load and inability to dump it, how impaired our immune and hormonal systems might be, and how battered our stress responses – and although some of this might be measurable, much will remain hidden from view in the absence of accurate testing or when testing is simply not affordable. Bryan encourages us to assess these elements when possible, but also to try therapeutic approaches to see if they induce a herx – a die off reaction – or give some relief over time. There are enough new approaches in this book to keep you busy for a long time – and to hopefully get some new toeholds along your journey to wellness. That’s what I’m doing now for my own case and I encourage readers and fellow sufferers to consider doing the same. Our diseases are all different and as a physician I have to be very careful to not assume that my experience with my illness translates to an effective approach for another patient. It’s just not how this works. Bryan encourages us to learn as much as we can about our own version so we can guide our care either with our own Lyme literate MDs, or if we’re on our own, which is the reality for so many with this disease.
I was honored to be asked to write the Foreward to this book. It’s an invaluable resource in a realm where we need all the resources we can access. It’s an easy read with large fonts and straightforward writing that will be appreciated by those with eye and other computational issues. No matter what you’ve tried so far, there’s more to consider if you’re stuck – and aren’t we all, more or less? And then there’s the reality that even if you feel well, this is no time to declare the battle done and over. Bryan reminds us that absence of symptoms does not mean absence of infection. This is the time to do what we can to disrupt the stable persistent forms of infection to get deeper – to peel yet another layer from the biofilm and then be ready with effective antimicrobials that could include Rife or perhaps an antibiotic that was once used, lost its effectiveness, but might be useful at this new stage.
Those of us with Lyme disease must become experts about our own malady. Although I am not a ‘Lyme doc’ per se – I don’t treat Lyme disease for a living – I do talk with many people with this and am often amazed at how knowledgeable some people have become. When lay folks can speak intelligently about infectious disease, endocrinology, rheumatology, and the mechanisms of action of different therapeutic approaches, I know they’ve done their homework. This homework is powered by the horrific suffering we have endured and by the spark of human spirit that keeps us from giving up. Bryan Rosner is our ally in this fight. He’s done the homework of a thousand ‘Lymies’ and deserves our attention and respect. He’s got mine.
I read about half of the book (skipping around) and was talking to my LLMD about it. She didn't have it yet so I gave her my copy. There were so many ideas in there that we were inspired to alter our course and try out 3 or 4 new things (in rotation). I use chlorine dioxide and Rife in addition to more traditional therapies, and yet I am stalled in getting better.
Besides the plethora of treatment options he presents, he introduces a theoretical approach that is very interesting to me (I know it's not entirely original, but he articulates it well). The idea is that you must change up what you are doing frequently - only continuing a certain therapy for as long as you are reacting to it in some way. And that you may need to circle back and re-address issues you thought you had dealt with. Sounds simple, but a lightbulb went off in my head reading it. I tend to get stuck in a rut and discouraged when I stop making progress.
This might not be the best book for someone starting out - for that I would recommend The Lyme Disease Solution by Kenneth Singleton. For someone who has been at it a while, both this book and Richard Horowitz' new book (Why Can't I get Better?) are excellent. I gave Horowitz' book to my neurologist :)
Perhaps what impresses me most about Bryan is the fact that he has an amazing ability to discern and define the issues and problems inherent in overcoming serious chronic illness, based on his own experience with Lyme and his many years of research. There is lots of information out there on the Internet and in books about how to treat Lyme disease, from doctors and patients alike- but information and knowledge do not necessarily lead to the wisdom and insight that empowers recovery. Fortunately, this book is chock full of both, which will help those who are struggling with chronic Lyme disease to find hope and heal from this insidious disease.
I agreed with most of Bryan's insightful perspectives, except perhaps one, which is that adrenal fatigue is usually caused by infections. My own research and experience have led me to believe that early life trauma, lifestyle stress and other factors can predispose a person to this condition, which can open the door to infections, but it also often happens the other way around, as well.
This is a great resource for those that have been fighting the Lyme battle for years, as well as for those who are just getting started out in their healing journey. Also, Bryan's care, concern and passion for others shines through in this great work, which makes it an interesting and fun read. Highly recommended!
On a side note, I thought the chapter on addressing your lifestyle and worldview to heal from Adrenal Fatigue was so incredibly important, and has never been discussed in any other book I have read. This disease has made it very difficult for me to live in modern day society with the stress, toxins, and emphasis on materialistic crap. I keep telling people "the world has changed more in the last 150 years than it has in the entire history of mankind, and our bodies are unable to adapt fast enough!" To see that in writing from somebody else was so refreshing! I have been so passionately drawn to a simpler way of life and this book made me realize that that was a symptoms of adrenal fatigue, and not, in fact, reality. Though once I have fully recovered from this awful disease, the new and improved lifestyle and attitude this disease has forced me to adopt, will hopefully keep me from ever getting this sick again! I have learned what is really important in life and as crazy as it sounds, that lesson has made this disease worth it (I'm having a good day though...I might not feel the same ways tomorrow!)
Almost everyone I know with Lyme rejoiced when they finally got a diagnosis...until they researched it and found out what they were actually up against...it's like out of a science fiction novel! But it is my belief that the ones that will make a full recovery are the ones that are willing to work. They research. They try everything available. They listen to a Dr. AND their own bodies. So, if you are happy with just feeling better, then continue what your doing and live your life. But, if you are like me and refuse to give up until you are 100% better, then this book is for you!