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REMOVE OUTDATED IDSA GUIDELINES FROM NGC!
Treatment guidelines are tremendously important in determining your medical treatment options. All important treatment guidelines are listed by the National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC). NGC requires that guidelines be updated every 5 years.

The IDSA has not revised its guidelines for more than 5 years. Nevertheless, the NGC recently permitted them to continue listing the guidelines – without updating them – based on the IDSA’s claim that the antitrust review process fulfilled NGC review requirements.

This is wrong because:
The IDSA antitrust review panel was expressly NOT empowered to revise or update the guidelines;The IDSA told the NGC that it had internally reviewed the guidelines in 2011 and decided they did not require change. However, this review is not listed on their application to the NGC nor is the process of any such review disclosed – as required by NGC guidelines;
The IDSA antitrust review process recommended over 25 changes to the guidelines—none of which have been implemented. There also was no consensus on mandatory lab testing for diagnosis; and The 2006 guidelines are not current since they do not reflect new science including the Barthold mouse study and the Embers monkey study. Both studies found persistent infection, which is denied in the 2006 guidelines.Sign the petition to urge:
The NGC to remove the guidelines as its listing rules require.The IDSA to revise its guidelines in a transparent process that includes both patient advocacy representatives and physicians who treat chronic Lyme disease.

Please fill in the information below and click on “Submit Petition”. All fields are required.

If you are in Canada or any other Country…pick your Country first, then address will work. You do not need to have Lyme disease to sign.

Please sign and view here:

http://www.lymedisease.org/petitionscript/index.php

animal.discovery.com
Babesiosis is carried by ticks. It can cause extremely high fevers and even death! Common only in New England, every year it seems to show up further and further West.
(Please note: this is not only common to New England or just West… it too likes the East Coast…

Vancouver Sun August 23, 2010
 

 

Re: Controversy with a bite; People with Lyme disease say they can’t get treatment. Health officials say they don’t need it, Aug. 13

Stories like Erin Ellis’s have the possibility to change lives, as it was only a newspaper article that eventually led to my young daughter’s undiagnosed, degenerative illness being correctly diagnosed as neurological Lyme disease. Of course, like many of the individuals in the article, she had to go to the U.S. to be diagnosed and properly treated. My daughter became ill after a visit to Vancouver Island, in 2007.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Canadians+with+Lyme+disease+left+fend+themselves/3430585/story.html#ixzz0xiK7ZwD7

Published in February, 2008, this is one of the first comprehensive Lyme disease books written by a reputable Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD)—Kenneth Singleton, M.D.

With 523 pages, the book offers information on numerous Lyme-related topics, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and political controversy. See the Table of Contents for more information. 

Dr. Singleton, who holds both a medical degree and a Master’s degree in Public Health, began practicing medicine in 1971, after spending 7 years as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Wright State University. In 1997, Dr. Singleton began a private practice in suburban Baltimore where he still practices today. Before writing The Lyme Disease Solution, he co-authored a book entitled Natural Health for African Americans in 1999. He has lectured extensively and is a frequent guest on radio and TV on topics related to health, particularly Lyme disease. 

Dr. Singleton is an active member of ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society), ACAM (American College for Advancement in Medicine), and A4M (American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine). According to his website, The Lyme Disease Solution was written to provide practical guidance for patients and practitioners in dealing with Lyme disease. In his own words:

“What I have accomplished with this 500+ page book, The Lyme Disease Solution, is to share my everyday knowledge and practical experience of 10 years as a Lyme-enlightened practitioner (who also is himself a Lyme-survivor). Although I hesitate to use the “cure” word in relation to chronic Lyme, the principles in this book have resulted in a greater than 90% response rate in my patients. At least 60% of my patients achieve long-term improvement that allows them to get off of antibiotics completely.”

                                                                   — Ken Singleton, M.D.

Lyme disease is a difficult illness to diagnose and treat, and this book offers patients and practitioners life-saving information not available anywhere else in print or on the internet. If you would like to learn more about the book before ordering it, feel free to browse these excerpts, which are available online, free of charge:

Table of ContentsIntroductionControversy and Background

SymptomsTesting and DiagnosisNatural Killer (NK) Cells

Anti-Inflammation DietMedical History and Physical Exam

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)Food, Diet, and Omega Fatty Acids

Hope and Positive OutlookIndex  • Antibiotic Treatment  • Herxheimer Reaction

Co-Infection Treatment  • Vitamin SupplementationProbiotics and Omega Fatty Acids

Lyme Related Sleep Problems and Insomnia

THE LYME DISEASE SOLUTION
By Ken Singleton, M.D.
Foreword by James A. Duke, Ph.D.
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VANCOUVER – What if you picked up a crippling bacterial disease, but your doctor says it’s virtually impossible you have it? Or the doctor agrees you’re sick, but won’t treat you for fear of being drummed out of the profession?

Lyme disease patients in British Columbia say that’s what’s happening to them, and they’re being forced to look outside the mainstream medicalsystem for help.

While health officials say a few hundred Canadians contract Lyme disease each year, patient advocates claim that’s a drastic underestimate.

They say they’re given inadequate tests, denied medical treatment or told something else is causing the muscle and joint pain that leaves them unable to walk. And the few doctors willing to treat them with long-term antibiotics — sometimes administered for months intravenously — fear repercussions from their licensing bodies.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/People+with+Lyme+disease+they+treatment/3397141/story.html#ixzz0x4eRzKxU