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Lyme Disease, Ticking Time Bomb (Pt1)

10 October 2020

 Hi all, welcome to another Health Bunker blog. 

‘I am dedicating this series of articles to all those people with chronic Lyme disease’

Dom

The Ticking Time Bomb series will attempt to cover and uncover the entire history, from top to bottom of the phenomenon we know as Lyme disease (other similar vector bourn infections will also be covered).

We will get into the murky world of ‘bio-warfare weapon programs’ run by our own government and internationally. Initially we’ll cover, what Lyme is, diagnosis, NHS treatments, testing, and Co-infections.

I will highlight the men and women responsible for the scientific research into this field, people like Dr Eric Taub & Dr Willy Burgdorfer.

I’ll show where this research took place, giving evidence of when it was used, and more importantly who paid for it. There are plenty of books out there by authors who have researched individuals or specific disease outbreaks.  

Authors like; 

Michael Christopher Carroll whose book LAB 257 was published in 2004, LAB 257 wasn’t specifically written about Lyme disease, but does go into into a lot of detail about medical and animal research facilities, and other aspects of tick bourn research.

Another book by Kris Newby called Bitten, The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons, was written specifically about the origins of Lyme disease and about Dr Willy Burgdorfer, the man who identified the Borrelia spirochete in 1981.

There are many, many other authors who I will be crediting.  

What I hope to do in this series of blogs is bring all their evidence together in one place to show the full picture and lay down proof that we have been systematically lied to by past and present governments, health officials and business for decades.

These institutions we are led to believe are our benevolent saviours, but individuals like Burgdorfer knew about Borrelia and other vector borne diseases decades before he was meant to have discovered Lyme. 

This news didn’t surprise me, but it still saddened me all the same, not just because Nic and I have Lyme, or because of the millions of other lives this illness has destroyed. But because the root cause is that we are being lied to.

When I research anything, I start with a blank sheet. For years I believed (foolishly) that the Dr discovered the Lyme spirochete Borrelia. He was hailed as a super hero scientist. When in fact he was like so many other people in positions of power, a total fraud. 

The truth is the truth.  

What we will briefly cover in Pt1; 

What the Hell is Lyme Disease?

Lyme Disease Statistics Worldwide

Testing for Lyme Disease

What is the Conventional Lyme History? 

Conventional Treatments 

What the Hell is Lyme Disease? 

For those people living with Lyme disease I do not need to say how it feels. But outside ‘you’ people just do not understand, end of. They can be well meaning, but they just don’t get it at all. How can they. That would be impossible.

My own father laughed when I told him, he said; ‘you can get all that from a tick bite, hahaha’. 

Friends, good friends have said. ‘you look normal, it’s all in your head?’ or ‘you just need to get motivated’. 

Drs, have also said ‘there’s nothing else we can do for you, I think you should think about taking some antidepressants or seeing a shrink, here’s a prescription’. 

Explaining what it feels like is too difficult, especially when you have brain fog, a banging headache or fatigue.

Getting it all into an elevator pitch is virtually impossible. So we brush over the symptoms. Because most of us do look normal to outsiders this means that we must be making it all up. Obviously I love feeling like I’m 90 everyday.

The problem is, every person I have ever met with Lyme,, including us, puts on the best Hollywood acting job ever to make it look like everything is normal.

This is my elevator pitch; 

Imagine you are watching your life unfold through blurry CCTV footage, watching everything you wanted to achieve swirl round the plug hole and go down the drain.

You see yourself stumbling around, you know it’s you but you don’t feel connected, it’s an outer body experience. Disconnected from an environment that yesterday you were connected to.

Added to this every inch of your body feels like it’s had all the energy sucked out by a high powered vacuum, your body feels poisoned, your skin crawls like something’s living underneath it, making you want to itch your flesh off the bone.

Excruciating Pain racks every fibre, nerve, bone, muscle, ligament, and tendon, feeling like they’ll snap with the slightest movement. Your brain is being remote controlled by unknown forces, living out a dream that you try to change but every attempt just makes it worse.

Overnight you’ve become sensitive to light, food, chemicals, EMFs & noise. And the headaches are like Mike Tyson’s relentlessly punched you for 12 rounds non stop.

Then it’s time for bed with your best friend insomnia. 

A day in the life of a Lyme sufferer. 

Well F#ck You Lyme I’m fighting back!

Lyme Disease Statistics Worldwide 

To give you some idea of the scale of the Lyme disease, here are the scores on the doors; 

  • In the UK up to 3000 people are infected with Lyme disease each year, however a lot of cases are not recognised by the NHS, due to people having international testing. There could be upwards of 10,000 cases a year.
  • In Europe there are estimated 85,000 cases of Lyme borreliosis each year (Link) 
  • Most recent estimates are of 427,000 new cases of Lyme in the US every year (Link). 
  • Lyme disease has also been found in 80 countries. 

Millions of people knowingly or unknowingly are today living with Lyme disease.

Here in the UK because the available NHS testing is inadequate (at best) throwing out false negatives 50% of the time, the figures are inaccurate. (Remind of of something else?)

Globally people suffering from, Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Mental issues, IBS, Crohn’s, Arthritis etc. could actually have Lyme disease so the numbers could be even higher.

People who are suffering from Lyme could also be diagnosed with MS. A small study found that when they tested MS patients for Lyme nearly 40% came back positive.

Conventional Lyme Disease History 

I’m now going to layout the conventional history of Lyme disease. It’s the story you’ll hear from the mainstream press, government health institutions or world health bodies. So here goes. 

Lyme Disease is named after a place in the US, well 3 towns actually, they’re the towns of Lyme, Old Lyme & East Lyme. These towns are in New London County, Connecticut, all three are nestled in state parks and forests which are obviously heavily wooded areas. 

New London County is about 125 miles away from New York City on the east coast past Long Island. Lyme Town has a population of about 2,406 in the 2010 census. According to Wikipedia Old Lyme is named after Lyme Regis in West Dorset, England, and has around 7600 inhabitants. 

The whole area is surrounded by names of places in UK like; Bolton, Salem and Norwich, signifying the exodus to the New World. The strange thing is though that nowhere on the town’s website did it mention anything about the link to Lyme disease, I wonder why?  

I’m presuming they don’t want to talk about the fact that blood sucking ticks live there as it could put people off visiting, and walking in the national parks.

Lyme disease also known as Lyme borreliosis is caused by the Borrelia bacterium, common signs of infection are, a red bullseye rash known as erythema migrans. This appears at the site of the tick bite around a week later. The rash is neither itchy or painful, other early symptoms are;  

  • Fever, Headaches & Tiredness 
  • If left untreated, symptoms may include the loss of the ability to move one or both sides of the face,  
  • joint painssevere headaches with neck stiffness, or heart palpitations, and many more 

10-20% of people develop further lifelong health issues like, severe joint pain, memory problems, and chronic fatigue. Wikipedia says Efforts to prevent tick bites by wearing clothing to cover arms and legs.  

NHS advice is to use DEET based insect repellents, and that using Insecticides to reduce tick numbers will be effective 

On a side note I have issues with pesticide usage, toxic chemicals probably cause more damage to humans, animals, and the environment than Lyme does. 

In Europe it is estimated that 85,000 people per year are affected by Lyme disease and 427,000 in the US, now that’s a lot of people. Lyme disease is an infectious disease generally thought to be caused by being bitten by a tick or insect. 

Lyme disease was diagnosed as a separate illness in 1975 in the Town of Old Lyme. Originally being mistaken as ‘JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS’ because kids were showing up at Drs surgeries with chronic fatigue and sore stiff joints.  

It wasn’t until 1981 that scientist Dr Willy Burgdorfer discovered the bacterium involved. And the connection from deer ticks and the disease. The medical community honoured him by naming Lyme disease after him, ‘Borrelia Burgdorferi’. 

We’ll get to the real story of Dr Willy Burgdorfer later on in the Ticking Time Bomb series.

It must be a real honour to have a ‘blood sucking parasite’  named after you? I see a certain irony.

Conventional Treatment  

Treatments for Lyme disease are limited in mainstream medicines to antibiotics.

NHS’s website states that; 

If your GP thinks you might have Lyme disease (hardly ever happens), they’ll prescribe a course of antibiotics. The antibiotics you’re given will depend on your symptoms.

Some people with severe symptoms will be referred to a specialist in hospital for injections or IVs of antibiotics. Most people with Lyme disease get better after antibiotic treatment. This can take months for some people, but the NHS say symptoms should improve over time. 

People with symptoms of Lyme disease that last a long time after treatment may be referred to a specialist in hospital for advice and more blood tests. These are the antibiotics used in the UK for Lyme disease; 

Doxycycline, Amoxicillin, Azithromycin IV, Ceftriaxone. 

 

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Antibiotic Treatments 

In March 2020 I wrote an article called Antibiotic Resistance & Conventional Lyme Disease Treatment (link). I have to say in talking to literally hundreds of Lyme sufferers. I have never spoken with anyone who’s said antibiotics cured their Lyme disease, in fact, in most cases it made them worse. 

I won’t go into a lot of details about conventional treatments but here’s an excerpt from that article for a re-cap. 

From NHS Website 

‘A few people who are diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease continue to have symptoms, like tiredness, aches and loss of energy, that can last for years. These symptoms are often compared to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. It’s not clear why this happens to some people and not others. This means there’s also no agreed treatment. Speak to your doctor if your symptoms come back after treatment with antibiotics or they do not start to improve’. 

Meanwhile at The Batcave! 

Every Lyme sufferer who contacts Health Bunker may have seen improvements during a course of antibiotics. But, once they ended antibiotic treatment, most actually got worse. So why is the NHS giving out at best-outdated information? 

I would like to see the real statistics of people the NHS say have no further symptoms after antibiotics. Do these people go on to have other illnesses that are not connected by the NHS to Lyme disease? Because, everyone I meet seems to have more issues not less.

In fact, this was a story I was told about. Someone who I know, has a brother in law with Lyme. I asked him how he was getting on, he said ‘oh he’s cured, the Drs got him on these pills, he has to take for the rest of his life’.

Does that sound cured to you?

Antibiotic treatment does initially kill some of the infection, but during death throws, Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) lays thousands of eggs automatically. These eggs lay in wait and once the antibiotics stop and then leave the system.  

BOOM! They appear again in even greater numbers. 

Health Bunker 

The name Lyme Disease is a bit of a misnomer really, because once the illness is at the chronic stage, many different types of things come into play that wouldn’t normally have an effect on someone who was fit and well.

Toxicity plays a huge part too and then there’s the damage caused by the constant internal war going on, to our organ systems and DNA. 

This goes onto to cause hundreds of symptoms, and irreparable damage to various areas of the body. Creating new issues like food allergies or neurological problems. 

In fact, if the Military wanted to invent a stealth Bio-Warfare Weapon Lyme would be perfect, it would also be a great investment for the Big Pharma companies as they could sell billions of dollars’ worth of drugs for the endless symptoms Borrelia creates.  

But could the massive increase in global Lyme cases have been caused by a biological weapons program gone rogue? 

I may upset a few people here but the evidence shows that it was. 

Ticking Time Bomb Pt2 will be published in November.

It will cover NHS treatments (drugs) that are used, along with side effects. We will also cover NHS testing for Lyme Disease and show why it is inadequate.

The next published article is called: The Benefits of Potassium 

For more information about Health Bunker Clinic  contact us via the website.

Eat Well. Be Well.

Dom & Nic
Health Bunker

It’s your life. Own it.

*Disclaimer – Please note, we are not Doctors or trained medical professionals. We are not giving medical advice. Check with your Doctor or health practitioner before trying anything.

 

References and Sources of Information;

https://www.oldlyme-ct.gov/

https://multiplesclerosis.net/clinical/differences-ms-lyme-disease/

https://academic.oup.com/jpubhealth/article/39/1/74/3065724

http://www.michaelchristophercarroll.com/

https://www.krisnewby.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyme_disease

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Lyme-disease/ 

https://www.nhs.uk/news/medication/concern-over-insect-repellent/ 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facial_nerve_paralysis 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5350139/Woman-launches-65-000-appeal-Lyme-disease-treatment.html 

https://www.harpercollins.com/products/bitten-kris-newby?variant=32207768354850 

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