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Why Is Lyme Disease Not Just Tick-Borne Anymore?

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Why Is Lyme Disease Not Just Tick-Borne Anymore?


Some experts feel that almost everyone has been exposed to Lyme disease and may have it in one way, shape or form.

Whether that’s true or not is up for debate, but clearly there are those who have it and are severely disabled by it.

Dr. Klinghardt—who is one of my earliest mentors in natural health and always on the leading edge—has actually suffered from Lyme disease himself, and as a result, he’s passionate about finding effective natural treatments for Lyme.

The Ongoing Discovery of Lyme Disease

It’s now been fairly well-established that chronic infection is an underlying factor in most chronic illnesses. Diseases such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and chronic fatigue are all turning out to be expressions of chronic infections.

“Right at the center of that is the ongoing discovery of Lyme disease,” Dr. Klinghardt says.

Lyme disease has recently received a new definition. It now refers to illnesses transferred by insects, as opposed to simply a tick-borne disease. Mosquitoes can carry Lyme disease and many other serious infections, as can spiders, fleas and mites. Dr. Klinghardt says:

“Today I take a very different approach to Lyme disease. I look at it as nature mingling with our genes. They are trying to incorporate their genome into our genome… Most of the time it goes wrong but sometimes it goes well. This is like the point I want to make upfront; that I take this more evolutionary view of it.

… We know that Lyme spirochetes were around for a long time but something happened maybe 30-40 years ago, where the creatures became more aggressive, more penetrating, and more illness-producing than they were before. Some of us suspect it’s a man-made element. Some of us suspect that the global warming may play a role in it.

I personally suspect that the exposure to electromagnetic fields in the home and the microwaves from cell phone radiation are driving the virulence of many of the microbes that are naturally in us, and makes them aggressive and illness producing. There is probably evidence for all sides of the discussion.”

Why Lyme Disease is So Tough to Diagnose…

Lyme disease is notoriously difficult to diagnose using conventional tests. And there’s great variation in the presentation of the disease as well, depending on where you contracted it, and whether or not you have any other coexisting infections. There is a group of seven or eight microbes that are the most common. The worst ones are Babesia microti and the different forms of Bartonella.

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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90’s he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.


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2:14AM PDT on Oct 31, 2014

Thank you!

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Thank you

10:41AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

Thank you Dr. Mercola, for Sharing this!

2:12PM PDT on Jun 18, 2013

Thank you for the shocking information and important education.

8:35AM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

What a wealth of info here! Thanks!

7:13AM PDT on May 17, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

2:34PM PDT on Oct 3, 2012


5:06PM PDT on Sep 17, 2012

Traditional medicine is always behind.My daughter has chronic Lyme,it took 4 years and countless doctors before she was diagnosed.And it was a wholistic doctor who found it.

12:59AM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

A very extensive article. Thank you.

5:49AM PDT on Aug 18, 2012


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