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Greetings and welcome to my Lyme disease blog, a comfy cozy (and sometimes crazy!) place for cutting-edge information, encouragement and insight into the fastest-growing epidemic disease in the United States. In this blog you will find everything from bug-killing strategies to immune system and hormone help, as well as lifestyle and spiritual suggestions for healing from chronic illness involving Lyme disease. The information contained within this blog is based upon my own healing journey and what I have learned over the past eight years as I have been diligently digging and researching my way back to a better state of health. May you find it to be a source of hope, inspiration and wisdom in your own journey towards wellness.

About "Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment"

About the book:

443 Pages - $39.95
Published August, 2009
Written by Connie Strasheim
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Friday, August 07, 2009

Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment...Thirteen Lyme-Literate Health Care Practitioners Share Their Healing Strategies

Well, it's time to share the secret; the project that I have been working on over the past seven months and the reason why I have been moderately absent from this blog.

This thing was huge. Immense. It wasn't something that I was sure I could pull off. I didn't know whether the doctors would be interested. After all, treating Lyme disease is a political minefield for practitioners, and I wasn't sure anyone would want to go public with their information, much less take the time to share that information.

But I got the secrets. I got the information that I wish that I had had five years ago when I started researching this thing and treating myself for Lyme disease.

And now I'm about to share that information with you in a new book called "Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment". Contained within this book are the protocols of thirteen Lyme-literate health care practitioners. The opinions of eight physicians, three naturopathic doctors, a nurse practitioner, and one chiropractor and nutritionist, all experienced in treating Lyme disease, and who employ a holistic, complementary approach to healing, are represented.

But this book is about more than just treatment protocols.

When I set out to write it, I was looking for answers to the deeper questions about healing. I wanted to know who are those that heal from chronic illness involving Lyme disease, and who are those that don't? After all, it seems that some people in the Lyme disease community experience a greater measure of healing than others, and we don't always know why. I also wanted to know what factors influence healing, and what treatments work, based on the experiences of those who have treated hundreds or thousands of people.

I sought out answers to questions that could only be answered by getting into the heads of those who have been treating this disease for a long time and who have seen a multitude of patients come and go. Questions that manifest as a vague type of wondering among the sick, but which people don't seem to get solid answers to because their experience is limited to a handful of others that they know of who were or weren't healed by therapy X, Y or Z.

Besides, this isn't a disease that any practitioner has mastered, so I figured, the more educated opinions that I could get on the subject, the merrier and more informed that the Lyme disease community would be.

Despite being an avid researcher myself, I learned a multitude of new things in the writing of this book. In my two-hour long interview with each practitioner, I asked them not only about their approach to killing bugs, but what strategies they use to heal and support their patients' bodies. I asked them to share with me their dietary, lifestyle and emotional recommendations for healing, and much more.

I also asked them analytical questions such as; Is chronic fatigue syndrome always Lyme disease? Are the bugs always primary in the overall symptom picture? How much of a person's symptoms are due to damage that the bugs have done to the body, and how much to the bugs, or infections, themselves? Why do some people gain weight, and others lose weight, when they get Lyme disease?

Finally, I wanted them to tell me how friends and family can help those with Lyme disease. I put the answers to this question as a final section at the end of each chapter, with the hope that loved ones who want to receive the truth about what Lyme sufferers go through will have their eyes and hearts opened by this information, so that they can better support their sick friends and/or family members.

The backgrounds of the practitioners who participated in this book are broad and varied, but all take a comprehensive approach to healing, and most employ healing strategies that are found in alternative, complementary, traditional, and naturopathic medicine. (As well as others!). And each practitioner contributed something unique to the book. No two chapters are alike.

Antimicrobial approaches to treatment that are discussed in the book include antibiotics, herbs, plant stem cells, biophotons (a type of energy), and homeopathy. The list of adjunct treatments is just as long and varied.

So when will this book be released? Soon. Maybe sometime in early September, although my publisher has been telling me to spread the word that it's going to be in October, just in case there are any publishing snags along the way! You can purchase it right here on my blog, as well as in a variety of other places, including www.lymebook.com, and www.amazon.com.

May this work bless you all in your journey towards health! I know that it has blessed mine.


Dorien said...

Dear Connie, I am very curious after your new book. I can't agree more on what you say that you wish that you would have wanted to know at the beginning of your disease period what you know now.... I am also close to getting my health back at the moment via colourtherapy/bioresonance therapy ( http://colour-therapy.co.nz/ ) in Holland and it just makes me mad realizing that regular doctors only made me more sick and feel stupid and miserable. With my brain fogged head I had to sort out which of the therapies suited me best but it was an area I had never had any considerations on before. How would I know? I am very curious to know about your new book and thankfully you did not get caught by the trap of not wanting to say anything politically sensitive. Lyme is a political disease in the first place since it comes from a lab. So the choice you had was: writing a dull book which did not say anything and a book which could be of real help to sufferers but politically sensitive. Apart from that it is also an economical thing: alternative paths which might help often are not covered by insurance companies. The thing is, now I am getting better I start feeling the anger I suppressed before (I did not even have the time to be angry) about the injustice surrounding the cure of this disease.

I am glad you will share your new experiences!


heather. said...

super excited for your book, connie. it sounds wonderful and desperately needed.


Connie Strasheim (aka Killabugger) said...

Hi Dorien,

Thanks for your comment! I am glad that you are feeling so much better. I know that color therapy and bioresonance stuff can be really powerful when used by the hands of experienced practitioners.
And yes, I am all about speaking the truth-it's so important that people know the political side of Lyme, too.
Take care, Connie

Connie Strasheim (aka Killabugger) said...

Thank you, Heather. I believe the book will be a blessing to the Lyme community. Indeed, as I mentioned in my post, it was for me! Best wishes for your healing, :)


Anonymous said...

Felicidades por este nuevo libro. A ver si lo traduces al español que ya te dije que no hay apenas nada. Un saludo. Carlos de Madrid.

Connie Strasheim (aka Killabugger) said...

Carlos, Como estas? Que tristeza que me da que todavia no hay ningun libro en espanol sobre esta enfermedad. Ya hable con mi editor y me dijo que si se vende bien el libro en ingles, lo publicaremos al espanol. Me imagino que dentro de los proximos seis meses sabremos un poco mas sobre las posibilidades. Gracias nuevamente por tu interes...tal vez empiece un blog en espanol. Te parece que seria muy popular? (aunque no escribo tan bien en espanol como en ingles, podria ser de utilidad...la cuestion tambien es siempre el tiempo...pues veremos!)
Cuidate, Saludos, Connie

Anonymous said...

Connie, en España apenas existe la enfermedad o la teoría de que el problema de salud de SFC sea Lyme. Es totalmente desconocida. No creo que vendieras casi nada en España. Pero no sé cómo es en Latinoamérica e imagino que en México sí será más conocido y habrá más casos por la proximidad a EE.UU. y México sí es un país grande, y porque hay muchos latinoamericanos viviendo en EE.UU y han oído hablar más de Lyme que los españoles.

Supongo que un blog en castellano bien enlazado a páginas y blogs populares de S.Fatiga Crónica, Fibromialgia y Sensibilidad Química Múltiple sí tendría poco a poco visitantes y seguidores. Y serías pionera. Creo que no hay ninguno en castellano, al menos que yo haya conocido.

De todas formas el precio del libro me parece muy alto para España y probablemente más aún para Latinoamérica. Más de 20 euros es mucho.

Saludos. Carlos.

Gabriela said...

Hola Connie.. que tal?

No sé si te acuerdas de mi.. soy Gabriela de Brasil, que tiene una hermana con Lyme Cronica....

Te cuento que ella esta en NY, tratando con el dr. Cameron... el dijo que la enfermedad es muy avanzada....

Connie quisiera preguntarte algo... es bueno el Dr. Burrascano o Horowitz (algo asi)??? Son buenos tambien??

Y tambien quisiera saber si usted conoce algun neurologista (neuro-Lyme) o un neurologista especialista en Esclerosis Multiple que viva en New York?

Gracias por su ayuda Connie,

Connie Strasheim (aka Killabugger) said...

Holy Gaby,

Claro que me acuerdo de ti, espero que estes bien.

Los medicos que mencionaste son buenos, aunque Burrascano ya no practica.

Hay muchos medicos buenos en NY que tratan Lymes, pero no conozco a ningun especialistica neurologica. Podrias consultar con ILADS.org para preguntar, a ver si te pueden ofrecer algunos nombres.

Suerte! Connie

Anonymous said...

Dear Connie,
I just ordered your new book. I am curious as to why Dr. Jernigan from the HANSA Center is not included. He offers hope to so many chronic lyme sufferers who cannot tolerate aggressive abx treatment. What are your thoughts on Dr. Jernigan's treatment for Chronic Lyme?

Connie Strasheim (aka Killabugger) said...

Hi Anonymous,

I don't know about Dr. Jernigan's protocol for chronic Lyme. We may have sent him an invitation to participate in the book, but not all those whom we invited accepted the offer. Thanks, Connie

Teri said...

Thank you, Connie. I suffer from chronic lyme greatly. I was misdiagnosed with Fibromyalgia over two years ago and I asked the question about Dr. Jernigan because I was recently at his Center. I have lyme and 2 co-infections among other problems created by the lyme. I am currently too weak for aggressive abx treatment, so I opted for the natural treatment. I was wondering if anyone you know has tried Dr. Jernigan's protocol. I know some people who have much success with it if they follow the entire protocol including the detoxing. I am using his formulas, but I have to cut back the dosages as my elimination organs are not functioning properly because I was having bad herxes. I was also wondering if you ever heard of the ST8 machine? Jernigan uses it in his clinic and it has energetic frequencies for bacteria and viruses, ozone, and photon gas all in one machine. It for lymphatic drainage and is suppose to boost the immune system to help kill viruses and bacteria. I purchased this machine for detox and it flares up my symptoms like a herx, so it is doing something.
I just wanted to pick your brain since you are the master of Lyme Disease. I am still very ill and debilitated and hope there is a better future ahead because I have been in and out of the ER too many times. I also do IV Vitamin C and acupuncture. Before I knew I had lyme, I did IV Vitamin C consistently and most of my symptoms when away. I still have the Lyme and co-infections, but I believe the C is like a detox and gets out neurotoxins which cause all the symptoms. I got off track with the IV Vitamin C and got very ill again, so I began it again, but still not up to the level of functioning I was at before with the IV C.
Any input you have is appreciated.
Thank you,

Teri said...

I just thought of something...
Maybe Dr. Jernigan didn't participate because he has his own book "Beating Lyme Disease" This is a thought.