SHTF ticks, lyme, herbal remedies

2 good free interview downloads.
Already tick lyme disease is serious.
If SHTF you will get it in the bushes or something worse.
I think I got lyme or bartonella already but have fought it off.
It can cause arthritis by meat allergy, amplify iron inflammation.
Dr Low Dog (one of my Sioux relatives?) talks about herbal relatives.
I heard one of my great grandfathers was a herbal doctor.

Show 1003: From Lyme to Alpha-Gal: The Latest on Tick-Borne Diseases
There are many tick-borne diseases that are inadequately recognized. We get an update on Bartonella, Lyme disease and alpha-gal allergy.
Tick-borne diseases are extremely widespread, but they seem to be difficult to diagnose and hard to treat.
Science has now recognized many more conditions that result from tick bites than were known even a decade ago.

Lyme Disease:
The diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted by a deer tick bite, remains surprisingly controversial.
(See the CDC’s latest update here.)
Some experts are skeptical that Lyme disease can linger and cause chronic inflammation and suffering.
We talk with a doctor who had trouble getting his colleagues to acknowledge his own Lyme infection.
After years of untreated infection, the Borrelia destroyed his heart and he needed a transplant.

We also discuss the common co-occurrence of other infections that can be transmitted by ticks, along with or instead of Lyme disease.
Our guest, a rheumatologist, has worked with a veterinarian who developed a diagnostic test for Bartonella.
What are the symptoms of this infection, and how can it be treated?

Alpha-Gal Allergy:
We complete our update with another look at alpha-gal allergy.
This reaction to the bite of a lone star tick results in cross reactivity to mammalian meat.
Eating bacon, a hamburger or a lamb chop could result in a serious situation of hives, wheezing or a trip to the emergency department several hours later.
What should you know about alpha-gal?

This Week’s Guests:
Neil Spector, MD, is a medical oncologist, an associate professor of medicine, pharmacology and cancer biology.
He holds the Sandra P. Coates chair in breast cancer research at Duke University Medical Center.
He co-directs the experimental therapeutics program for the Duke Cancer Institute and is a Komen scholar.
His book is: Gone in a Heartbeat: A Physician’s Search for True Healing.
It tells a powerful story of his experience with Lyme disease and how a misdiagnosis led to the need for a heart transplant.

Robert Mozayeni, MD, is a rheumatologist specializing in chronic inflammatory diseases with neuro-vascular as well as rheumatic manifestations.
Dr. Mozayeni is founder and executive director of the Translational Medicine Group and chief medical officer of Galaxy Diagnostics.
He is also co-founder and medical director of the Foundation for the Study of Inflammatory Diseases.
More information about Bartonella here.

Thomas Platts-Mills, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology at the University of Virginia and head of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
He is past president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI).

Show 931: How to Stay Healthy at Home with Simple Herbal Remedies (Archive)
Learn how to make simple herbal remedies to treat colds, digestive difficulties and other common conditions and stay health at home.

If you have ever wondered whether there is a good way to take fewer prescription medicines and treat more of your everyday ailments with natural approaches, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog has good news for you.
She reviews the evidence on herbal and botanical remedies and reassures us that many common health complaints are best treated at home.

Making Your Own Simple Herbal Remedies:
Learn how to treat colds, coughs and fevers in children and adults–and how to tell if a fever is serious enough to call for medical attention.
Dr. Low Dog also reviews simple treatments for tummy troubles and other problems.
Don’t miss her sensible, down-to-earth advice on simple herbal remedies for staying healthy at home.

This Week’s Guest:
Tieraona Low Dog, MD, was Director of Fellowship for the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona at the time of this interview.
She has served as Chair of the United States Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements–Botanicals Expert Committee.
Her book is Healthy at Home: Get Well and Stay Well without Prescriptions, from National Geographic.

Her website is


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