8 Good Books on Lyme Disease

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I have Lyme Disease. I also have the tick-borne co-infections that often accompany Lyme. I've had this disease for at least 19 years and was misdiagnosed for 16 of those years. Lyme Disease along with it's co-infections, Babesiosis, Bartonella and Erlichiosis are understood by very few. These excellent books explain the diseases, treatments and/or history of this often mis- or undiagnosed modern-day plague.

If you or someone in your family have Lyme Disease, been bitten by a tick or mosquito, been ill without diagnosis, been undertreated or mistreated... or even if you just like good non-fiction — these books are for you.


Confronting Lyme Disease: What Patient Stories Teach Us

by Rita L. Stanley, Karen P. Yerges

After finally being diagnosed with Lyme Disease, I was sitting in my doctor's office and saw this book on a side table. I glanced at it and saw that many had gone through what I've endured for so many years. It was suggested by my doctor that this book would explain what Lyme is all about and how others have dealt with the disease. All in all, Confronting Lyme Disease is a good introduction to Lyme Disease.


"It's All In Your Head," Patient Stories From the Front Lines: Intimate Aspects of Chronic and Neuropsychiatric Lyme Disease

by PJ Langhoff

This book is like Andy Abrams Wilson's documentary Under Our Skin in that it contains a broad array of Lyme Disease stories. Heartbreaking, humorous, full of anguish and bizarre, Lyme sufferers share many experiences. We've gone through hell and back. Some will see their story... some will walk away with new insight... and some will find simple solace. These stories and those of any other Lyme Disease patients are reason enough to discount current IDSA guidelines.


Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic

by Pamela Weintraub

This is a wonderful book and a must for anyone who is dealing with Lyme Disease. After the author's two sons are diagnosed with Lyme, she unmasks the deception used by self-serving interests, the CDC and doctors. She explains Lyme, as well as the pathogens causing Babesiosis, Erlichiosis and Bartonella. Pamela Weintraub used her talents as a Science journalist to get to the bottom of it all. And it's a true story that will never fail to astound the reader. This book also explains the importance of finding the right doctor, literate in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme as well as treatments that have proven helpful.


The Lyme Disease Solution

by Kenneth B. Singleton M.D.

Dr. Singleton is a Lyme-literate medical doctor (LLMD). LLMDs treat Lyme and their tick-related co-infections: Babesiosis, Bartonella and Erlichiosis. What's great about this book is that he integrates antibiotics and other medications with alternative medicine and diet. All are important when fighting this disease. He's specialized in treating Lyme for 10 years and is a member of the ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Disease Society).


Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment: 13 Lyme-Literate Health Care Practitioners Share Their Healing Strategies

by Maureen Mcshane M.D., Thirteen Lyme-Literate Doctors, Connie Strasheim

This book is fascinating. Ms. Strasheim, a Lyme disease sufferer and a health care researcher, has interviewed 13 Lyme-literate doctors and has asked them for their Lyme Disease protocols. (A "protocol" is the way doctors treat Lyme Disease and tick borne co-infections.) There's great information to be gleaned from this book.


The Lyme Disease Survival Guide: Physical, Lifestyle, and Emotional Strategies for Healing

by M.D. James Schaller, Connie Strasheim, edited by Julie Byers

Connie Strasheim is a Lyme Disease sufferer and health care researcher. This book provides the reader with physical, mental and emotional guidance. Moreover, it does so with a sense of humor. Ms. Strasheim has great insight into the many obstacles that Lyme Disease throws into the lives of sufferers.


Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Plum Island Germ Laboratory

by Michael C. Carroll

Straight from the annals of Science Fiction to you — only this is real. After World War II our government began working on biological warfare. They developed diseases to unleash destruction on Soviet food supplies. Something very evil escaped from Plum Island. The rest is not only history but is still happening in real time. The author, an attorney by profession, has uncovered information that will scare the... well, let me just say that it all makes perfect sense. A real page turner!


The Baker's Dozen & the Lunatic Fringe: Has Junk Science Shifted the Lyme Disease Paradigm?

by PJ Langhoff

This book exposes the scientific evidence concerning the IDSA's (Infectious Disease Society of America) guidelines, science and their researchers. These were examined in the recent Anti-Trust Investigations by the Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. It's both an eye and mind opener into the self-serving machinations of the IDSA.