Should You Worry About Zika Virus?

Given the hysterical media reaction to the outbreak of the Zika virus, you would think the modern version of Bubonic plague had just reached our shores. But is that really true? And is there a disease we should REALLY be worried about?

Consider: “No locally transmitted Zika cases have been reported in the continental United States, but cases have been reported in returning travelers,” according to the Centers for Disease Control“.

But is there an infectious, mosquito-borne disease that is already here in the USA? Perhaps so.

Infections from Lyme disease sometimes start with a bulls eye rash. There are some people who believe that the tick-borne Lyme disease has now spread to the mosquito population. And they have photographs of the tell tale bulls eye rash from mosquito bites to prove it.

On its website, The Centers for Disease Control says that “Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vectorborne illness in the United States.”

Lyme can be easily cured by antibiotics in its early, acute phase. 

Contrary to what the CDC says on its website, many chronic Lyme patients report that once Lyme disease becomes established, it is actually quite difficult to overcome.  Lyme sufferers report that it is easier to overcome cancer than Lyme.

That is because Lyme is a “smart bug.” The bacteria itself has the ability to detect antibiotics in the bloodstream and takes instant action to survive the onslaught by burrowing into muscle, bone, and other tissues; curling into a cyst where it reproduces; shedding its cell wall (antibiotics work on the cell wall); or creating biofilms where it hides.

Once the antibiotics stop, the Lyme bacteria come out of hiding and continue to do their damage. That is why many Lyme patients report that repeated antibiotic treatments do not work, even when administered through an intravenous line.

One of the worst things about Lyme is that many of those who suffer with it don’t even look sick. Lyme sufferer and singer Avril Lavigne appeared perfectly normal when she was on the cover of “People” magazine last year. So Lyme patients are thought to be malingering whiners when they aren’t.

Bacteria often cause damage by the toxins they produce. The torrent of toxins produced by Lyme can produce 62 pages of symptoms, including chronic fatigue, brain fog, depression, hallucinations, insomnia, anxiety, arthritis, heart trouble, visual problems, difficulty breathing, paralysis, seizures, inability to speak, and death.

Even worse, Alan MacDonald, MD found Lyme disease in 7 out of 10 brain tissue samples from Alzheimer’s disease patients according to the documentary film “Under Our Skin.” The Alzheimer’s Association current projections for Alzheimer’s disease are that 1 out of 6 women over 65 will get AD and 1 out of 9 men will get AD. After 85, 50 percent of the population have it.

With that rate of infection, how many millions of people have Lyme disease and don’t know it? More importantly, why aren’t they showing signs of the disease? And why doesn’t the government and mainstream press care?

Lyme can be difficult to detect and difficult to diagnose unless the bacteria is extracted from spinal fluid or the bloodstream and then viewed directly under a high-powered microscope.

Lambert Parker, MD  said in a lecture in Norfolk, Virginia that there are many people who have Lyme. However, some are symptomatic and some are asymptomatic.

Dr. Parker felt that stress such as divorce or other trauma could trigger the symptoms of the disease. Perhaps the stress of aging causes detoxification pathways to break down, leading to symptomatic Lyme. Thus it would seem that intense detoxification could remove symptoms of chronic Lyme and return people to normal functioning.

Indeed, there have been some people who have become asymptomatic merely by doing intense detoxification programs such as using chlorella, saunas, activated charcoal, intravenous Vitamin C, MSM, lecithin, and cholestyramine, a bile acid sequestrant drug.

Others find it necessary to do a combination of vitamins, detoxification, homeopathy, MMS, or some other type of natural antibiotic to beat back the Lyme. Some claim healing from the combination of salt and Vitamin C.

Perhaps because of their youth, it seems to be easier for young people to recover from Lyme disease. There have been cases of young people who have recovered from Lyme using turmeric, ginger, and cayenne pepper.

Turmeric is a spice often used in Indian cuisine. It is currently thought that the reason Indians show less AD than Westerners is due to the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric.

Given the widespread nature of Alzheimer’s and Lyme disease, it is imperative that we learn how to overcome chronic Lyme disease. Some politicians fear that our epidemics of varying types of dementia may overwhelm our medical system. Our current method of treating Lyme disease with antibiotics does not work. But other methods show more promise of returning Lyme patients to normalcy. We need to concentrate our efforts on existing pandemics like Lyme disease rather than whipping up hysteria about epidemics that don’t affect us like the Zika virus.

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