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Healing Lyme Disease Naturally: History, Analysis, and Treatments Paperback – April 27, 2010
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—From the foreword by Matthew Wood, author of The Book of Herbal Wisdom and The Hearthwise Herbal
“Medical anthropologist and herbalist Wolf Storl presents a thoroughly fascinating compendium of science, history, and ethnographic lore on this mysterious and multi-faceted illness.”
—Ralph Metzner, PhD, president of The Green Earth Foundation and author of Green Psychology and MindSpace and TimeStream
“Paracelsus fought against the medical establishment of his time by demonstrating that folk medicine is not just ‘old-wives’ tales,’ and Wolf Storl does the same in this remarkable book.”
—Richard Rudgley, PhD, anthropologist, BBC television presenter, and author of Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age and The Encyclopedia of Phsychoactive Substances
“Wolf Storl uniquely combines science and his personal account of Lyme disease with insightful philosophy. Healing Lyme Disease Naturally is an important contribution to the literature of this misunderstood disease and a delight to read.”
—Kris Hill, herbalist
“Storl’s experience as a well-seasoned anthropologist is evident in his exploration of the relationship between medicine, culture, and politics. … I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in herbalism, natural healing, or the history of chronic disease treatment, and would consider it required reading for anyone dealing with chronic Lyme disease. Storl puts faith in nature’s ability to heal, but also puts responsibility on the patient to create an environment that facilitates healing. … The book is intriguing, and stimulates you to ask many questions and self-reflect. It has spoken to me so clearly with words that reflect my philosophy and desire for my own treatment. Truly one of the best books I’ve read in ages.”
—Kim Christensen, Lymenaide
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Also, I don't agree with his stance on antibiotics. I avoided antibiotics before I got Lyme disease, I wouldn't even use antibacterial hand soap. However, I believe that antibiotics were crucial in lessening my bacterial load and in coaxing my suppressed immune system to re-emerge. Now that my symptoms are much more manageable, and my immune system on board, I'm going to switch over to more natural methods. But I do believe that in certain severe and/or long-standing cases of Lyme, antibiotics may be necessary, at least at first. Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire.
Storl has written an absurd section called "Fashionable Diseases" in the chapter called "Fear of Nature.Read more ›
Thoughtful and meticulous, Dr. Storl wrote very clearly and where one might have been tempted to "push" a point, he would just state it in a very objective manner. While his conclusions challenge current medical and scientific orthodoxy, this book was certainly not preachy. I enjoyed the narrative aspects of the book along with the medical, medicinal and pharmacological descriptions. If one is unfamiliar with these plant based practices, I would suggest reading Stephen Harrod Buhner's work -- I started with Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation and his discussion of fermentation got me to begin to see plants in a very different light. Then go on and read any or all of his body of work.
Building on this, I would urge someone considering Storl's work to get a copy of Timothy Lee Scott's work ...Read more ›
Some include antibiotic use. This one does not. The author
himself had Lyme disease and chose not to use antibiotics
due to a long-term super-infection he had gotten in the
past (from strong meds/antibiotics) that took years to heal. Anyway, it
is a refreshing book to read with lots of ideas of natural/herbal
remedies for helping to strengthen the immune system and heal from
Lyme Disease. He includes some information/ideas/protocols from a
few other docs treating Lyme Disease naturally, including Buhner.
The 3 main books I'm using (along with my Lyme doc) to help guide me
on my healing journey (I'm 9 months into the Lyme diagnosis) are:
1. this one; 2. Buhner's "Healing Lyme" and 3. Kenneth Singleton's
"The Lyme Disease Solution"
Buhner's book is to the concise, well written, and highly recommended... just beware the outline of the core protocol on page 76, it says take 3-4 cat's claw, 3 times a day, and should say 1-4, 3 times a day. I made the mistake of reading the book and taking a couple weeks before beginning treatment. I looked at the chart, took 3 cat's claw on my first dose and began feeling a sense of euphoria a while after...
I have seen progress... I feel more energetic and my mind is a little sharper... I have been on max dose, plus teasel (15+ drops a day), for 2 weeks and 6 weeks, respectively. I think chronic lymies may have to do some long term treatment, but also hope these natural cures prove to be effective for the long haul.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Shared book at "Healing Horses, Healing Humans" conference. Audience loved it. I recovered from Lyme Disease using methods found in this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Dr. Storl explains it all, so knowledgeable on the subject
a great book for physicians to read!
This book is very helpful in finding new strategies to work with Lyme.Published 4 months ago by j. Harris
Never thought would read book like this. Until a red target showed up on my ankle, and later tested positive for lyme infection.
Now have read, and continue to read. Read more
lot of good information, pretty solid. implementing some suggestions now.
there were some weird, to us, approaches. guess he's covering all known bases. Read more
I have been struggling to cure my lyme disease for 10 years, this book is very helpful and I dont feel so alone anymore. Pray the suggestions help.Published 8 months ago by H.Alle
This book was very helpful in understanding the basics of Lyme Disease.Published 10 months ago by annied