I think she realizes conventional medicine isn’t going to get to the root problems. She seems content with having surgeries and taking drugs to mask everything, as if there were no alternatives.
Yep... The whole medical establishment is controlled by corporations now and they're in the business of disease management and symptoms maintenance, not curing.
A lot of diseases can be treated with supplements, vitamins and correct dieting. Sadly Doctors answer for everything is a drug, whether it's high cholesterol, common cold, or pain. Sure there's good Doctors out there that will sometimes get to the root of the problem and think out of the box, like using garlic supplement for cholesterol and changing a patients diet, or cbd/thc oil or turmeric for pain, and cats claw for the common cold, but it's very rare.
I suspect the Doctors would rather take the word of big pharma and insurance companies, than the word of their lyme patients and good organizations like the ILADS and Stephen Buhner, especially when they're given kickbacks for drugs like opioids.
There's just too many chronic lyme patients now and too much evidence for the medical establishment and Doctors to still be ignoring lyme patients, it's inexcusable. Look at what Harvard writes on their website about
a chronic infection with lyme...https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/lyme-disease-resolving-the-lyme-wars-2018061814071
There are a few case studies in the medical literature describing people who continued to have evidence of infection despite adequate treatment, but in most cases there is no laboratory proof the bacteria is still present.
A few case studies? The Embers Study, Dr. Zhang's study on persister cells, Dr. Kim Lewis study on Persister Cells from Northeastern, John Hopkins study 1 in 5 still be prevelant, and also the recent study from Yale showing that Babesia has low susceptibility to these therapies.
My honest opinion is that Babesia is the main reason that many lyme patients are staying chronic for years, that's why I suspect it took a ton of primaquine, coartem, then following up with csa formula/a-bab. Even Dr. J in DC believes for a lot of chronic lyme patients Babesia is the dominant infection, knock that out, it makes both borrelia, bartonella and a whole lot of other coinfections a lot easier to treat. It's very likely that Babesia has dormant parasites like malaria's dormant hypnozoites that hide out in the liver and need a special drug like primaquine or tafenoquine to completely eradicate this dormant form.
Again, this goes back to why Oxford all of a sudden has an article talking about
how tafenoquine may be a radical breakthrough treatment for Babesia.https://academic.oup.com/jid/article-abstract/220/3/442/5490825?redirectedfrom=fulltext
Again the Universities and even the IDSA knows that Babesia is a very resistant parasite, hence the Yale study again.
Just like Dr. J said in the sequel to Under Our Skin, the lie is to big to confess now. The medical establishment isn't going out to flat out make statements saying they were completely wrong about
chronic lyme, I suspect it could build a major distrust in the medical establishment and how much influence these corporations like Blue Cross have on the IDSA/CDC. Because as you see, there's already a major lawsuit down in Texas against the IDSA and Blue Cross.. They're going to slowly change their vibe, make statements like there's "few case studies in the medical literature describing people who continued to have evidence of infection." But really, time is running out for them and drugs like disulfiram and tafenoquine are on the horizon and my suspicion is even though the IDSA/CDC and these other universities like Oxford that support them are going to slowly change their opinion, I think it's too late, cats out of the bag because a drug like disulfiram will absolutely show chronic lyme is an active infection once it starts to cure, and it's already happening with Doctor Liegner's recent study curing 2 out of 3 patients with chronic lyme and babesia. Again, another study you can add to Harvard's "few case studies..." They're flat out liars and they're probably scrambling for ways to cover everything up.
I think it’s a combination of arrogance, ignorance, and apathy. Arrogance in believing anything they didn’t learn in medical school couldn’t possibly be real or scientifically proven. Ignorance because they follow the leader instead of researching the facts themselves. Apathy because they don’t have the time or curiosity to investigate mysteries.
Yes I suspect that too, as you can tell the difference in personality between someone like Wormser/Shapiro and Dr.B/Dr.H/Dr.J/Stephen Buhner/Dr. Rawls. They are great people and want to help people. I get a Bernie Madoff, lack of empathy, narcisitic vibe Doctors like Wormser and Shapiro. It is what it is... Some of these Doctors and Scientists see dollar signs and it goes to their head. And I suppose a system that's now based on putting doctors in debt from school and based on greed, I suspect that's why many Doctors act like robots when you go into see them and they're reading right out of a big pharma manuscript
. What I'm getting at is, a greedy, corrupt system breeds Doctors like this and until we change the system, nothing is going to change. Remind you this country was originally based on a republic, by the people for the people, not by the corporations for the corporations.
Even princeton did a study showing we live under an oligarchy. https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-27074746
The US is dominated by a rich and powerful elite.
And I suspect as this same supposed perfect system is yet to fail yet again, as it did back in 2008, remind you everyone's talking of a recession coming. They'll end up bailing the big banks out with middle and lower class money, meanwhile corporate CEOs and the Sackler family hardly pay no federal tax, and keep their billions in banks overseas.
You all hear this, just in the news a few days ago, Purdue's Sackler Family was caught wiring billions of dollars over to Swiss Banks so the courts would not be aware of their true worth in opioid settlement case.https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7462273/family-oxycontin-used-swiss-bank-accounts-conceal-transfers.htmlhttps://www.foxbusiness.com/healthcare/purdue-pharma-sackler-family-swiss-bank-accounts
I suspect much of you what's going on, but want to be told some type of fairy tale why Doctors aren't changing, why don't they have any empathy for us. I've seen the same people who have chronic lyme have no emapthy for those seeking social security disability, I'm not going to name names, but I've seen it with my own eyes on the forums and even in the public. The system is set up purposely this way... It's funny, because I've seen some of the own Men in my family who claim to bad ass Libertarians when they were younger, that claim need no government assistance at all, but the years of eating fast food and then developing chronic inflammation and a bad back, same Libertarians are trying to retire on disability. This is what's going on... Men who think they're entitled while thinking others deserve dogsh!t when they become sick, especially if it's of a person of different race. What I see is, majority of people have no emapthy for others anymore, so nothing changes. Question is, as 40% of the work force goes away due to automation, how are people going to treat one another as there will not be enough jobs and money to go around. And what's hilarious is, these same people don't give a crap about
one another, would rather go after someone who they think is faking disability with something like chronic lyme, than Sackler Family who's getting away with murdering hundreds of thousands of Americans and not paying a single dime on taxing their billions of dollars in banks overseas. And this same oligarchy that gets away with it, knows how to work these same people and putting out propaganda so they have no empathy for others, just like the Doctors that have no emapthy for you, the chronic lyme patients.
The bottom line is, until we change a system that seeks to support big pharma and corporations in general, Doctors will keep going along with guidelines set by pharmaceutical companies that claim drugs like opioids are safe and health insurance companies that don't want to pay when you get a chronic disease. I mean come on, chronic lyme isn't the only disease these insurance companies aren't skipping out on, I heard it all the time with rehabilitation treatment, cancer, the new hepatitic c drug cure. I mean look at the way the government and healthcare system treated the 9/11 first responders, "breathing problems started almost immediately, they were told they weren't sick, they were crazy. Then as the illnesses got worse and more apparent, well you're sick but not from the pile. Then when the science became irrefutable, ok it's the pile." Truth is America's healthcare system has needed an overhual for a very long time.https://youtu.be/y2qmqsnvwuc?t=213
Anyways, this is just my opinion, doesn't mean I'm right, but I suspect this is what's going on, I don't sugar coat things. I guess I could be out carrying on with my life like most are that have "healed with lyme," as I just got back from running 5 miles, but guess I stay on the forum because I also want to help others, at least try, because I do have empathy and want to see lives saved. I'm sure other members on here may have a different outlook on that, lol, that's fine. Everyone has different opinions and outlooks on what's going on with chronic lyme, I'm sure we're all wrong when it comes to certain aspects of this covered up epidemic, but I think some of you are looking for easy answer, while something like the coverup of chronic lyme goes deep into the corruption of the USA and even the military industrial complex, which many won't even knowledge the biowarfare aspect.
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