Bitten

Bitten
Author: Kris Newby
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN: 0062896296
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bitten Book Excerpt:

A riveting thriller reminiscent of The Hot Zone, this true story dives into the mystery surrounding one of the most controversial and misdiagnosed conditions of our time—Lyme disease—and of Willy Burgdorfer, the man who discovered the microbe behind it, revealing his secret role in developing bug-borne biological weapons, and raising terrifying questions about the genesis of the epidemic of tick-borne diseases affecting millions of Americans today. While on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Kris Newby was bitten by an unseen tick. That one bite changed her life forever, pulling her into the abyss of a devastating illness that took ten doctors to diagnose and years to recover: Newby had become one of the 300,000 Americans who are afflicted with Lyme disease each year. As a science writer, she was driven to understand why this disease is so misunderstood, and its patients so mistreated. This quest led her to Willy Burgdorfer, the Lyme microbe’s discoverer, who revealed that he had developed bug-borne bioweapons during the Cold War, and believed that the Lyme epidemic was started by a military experiment gone wrong. In a superb, meticulous work of narrative journalism, Bitten takes readers on a journey to investigate these claims, from biological weapons facilities to interviews with biosecurity experts and microbiologists doing cutting-edge research, all the while uncovering darker truths about Willy. It also leads her to uncomfortable questions about why Lyme can be so difficult to both diagnose and treat, and why the government is so reluctant to classify chronic Lyme as a disease. A gripping, infectious page-turner, Bitten will shed a terrifying new light on an epidemic that is exacting an incalculable toll on us, upending much of what we believe we know about it.

Liberating Yourself from Lyme

Liberating Yourself from Lyme
Author: Vir McCoy,Kara Zahl
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-12-29
ISBN: 164411156X
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liberating Yourself from Lyme Book Excerpt:

Learn to understand what your body is telling you and discover the optimum treatment path for your unique Lyme symptoms • Shares the authors’ 10-year journeys to overcome chronic Lyme and details their successful healing protocol • Reveals how to increase your sensitivity to what your body is telling you to discover remedies and healing actions for your individual symptoms • Explores the antibiotics, herbs, diet, exercise, beliefs, immune health, and self-healing meditations that the authors used for a complete healing For some people, recovering from a Lyme disease infection can become an endless battle with physical, mental, and neurological symptoms, especially if it’s not diagnosed early. After they both contracted Lyme in 2001, Vir McCoy and Kara Zahl embarked on standard antibiotic protocols. Soon they both began to have intuitive or sensory impressions about specific remedies their bodies needed, the nature of the disease, and why they were chronically ill. Backing up their intuitive impressions with scientific evidence, they developed a protocol that brought them each a full recovery after nearly 10 years battling chronic Lyme. In this medical intuitive approach to Lyme, the authors share their personal Lyme journeys and their integrative healing protocol that bridges the scientific and the spiritual. They explore the peculiarities of Lyme disease, including how Lyme is often misdiagnosed, giving it time to establish itself deep within the body’s organs and nervous system, and examine in detail new and standard remedies, with thorough scientific references. They share the spiritual/psychological strategies they successfully employed against Lyme and its coinfections and explain how to increase your sensitivity to what your body is telling you to discover natural remedies and healing actions unique to your individual symptoms. Outlining a program of herbs, diet, and exercise that can work in tandem with traditional Lyme treatments, they also explore how to help the body get rid of this pathogen that possesses an incredible ability to adapt to various treatments and thwart their effectiveness. Expanding beyond Lyme, the authors offer self-help meditations to help you heal on a deeper level and explain how to access the “holographic medicine chest” to draw on for stronger immunity, energetic healing, and support at any time.

Divided Bodies

Divided Bodies
Author: Abigail A. Dumes
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-09-18
ISBN: 1478007397
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divided Bodies Book Excerpt:

While many doctors claim that Lyme disease—a tick-borne bacterial infection—is easily diagnosed and treated, other doctors and the patients they care for argue that it can persist beyond standard antibiotic treatment in the form of chronic Lyme disease. In Divided Bodies, Abigail A. Dumes offers an ethnographic exploration of the Lyme disease controversy that sheds light on the relationship between contested illness and evidence-based medicine in the United States. Drawing on fieldwork among Lyme patients, doctors, and scientists, Dumes formulates the notion of divided bodies: she argues that contested illnesses are disorders characterized by the division of bodies of thought in which the patient's experience is often in conflict with how it is perceived. Dumes also shows how evidence-based medicine has paradoxically amplified differences in practice and opinion by providing a platform of legitimacy on which interested parties—patients, doctors, scientists, politicians—can make claims to medical truth.

Empowering Alignments A Guide to Realise Our Potential Bright Future Wake Up Your Principles and Grasp Your Natural Potential

Empowering Alignments  A Guide to Realise Our Potential Bright Future  Wake Up Your Principles and Grasp Your Natural Potential
Author: Edgar Milne
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-01-19
ISBN: 1684713048
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empowering Alignments A Guide to Realise Our Potential Bright Future Wake Up Your Principles and Grasp Your Natural Potential Book Excerpt:

Written over 30 years, this self-help guide encourages people to awaken their true natural potential and character through empowered health, sensitivity, introspection and renewed appreciation of universal principles. Explore a neutral synthesis of scientific, social, political, philosophical and spiritual perspectives. Delve into complex questions around natural human and planetary potential, versus exposed hostile corrupt trends and influences. Are we capable of so much more than we have seen? Have we made choices or been influenced away from empowering alignment with guiding principles of life in us, that form all healthy consistent universal patterns? Learn to nourish and lead yourself through common sense introspections and ancient wisdom appreciations. Your journey through this book offers opportunities to retune yourself, expand your awareness and brighten your consciousness.

Chronic

Chronic
Author: Steven Phillips,Dana Parish
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN: 0358064716
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chronic Book Excerpt:

Autoimmune and chronic illness are a global crisis, with an estimated 50 million sufferers in the US alone. While modern medicine has drastically reduced overall mortality rates--from heart disease, stroke, HIV, and even cancer--what is fueling this twenty-first century pandemic? In this eye-opening, provocative book, Steven Phillips, MD, and his former patient, singer/songwriter Dana Parish, take on the medical establishment. Backed by a trove of published data, Chronic reveals striking evidence that a broad range of microbes, including the Lyme bacteria, cause a variety of recurrent conditions and autoimmune diseases. Chronic delves into the history and science behind common infections that are difficult to diagnose and treat, debunks widely held beliefs by doctors and patients alike, reveals how medicine got the facts patently wrong, and provides solutions that empower readers to get their lives back. Dr. Phillips was already an internationally renowned physician specializing in complex, chronic diseases when he became a patient himself. After nearly dying from his own mystery illness, he experienced firsthand the medical community's ignorance about the pathogens that underlie a range of chronic conditions--from fibromyalgia, lupus, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis to depression, anxiety, and neurodegenerative disorders. Parish, too, watched her health spiral after twelve top doctors missed an underlying infection that caused heart failure and other sudden, debilitating physical and psychiatric symptoms. Now, they've come together with a mission: to change the current model of simply treating symptoms, often with dangerous, lifelong drugs, and shift the focus to finding and curing root causes of chronic diseases that affect millions around the world.