Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment: 13 Lyme-Literate Health Care Practitioners Share Their Healing Strategies

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Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment: 13 Lyme-Literate Health Care Practitioners Share Their Healing Strategies [Paperback]

Connie Strasheim
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September 5, 2009 0982513801 978-0982513804 1

"Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment is tremendous.  Imagine having a clear roadmap that explains even a single doctor's ideas on the treatment of Lyme disease. In this book, not one, but thirteen Lyme-literate practitioners clearly spell out their treatment approaches!  It would take countless hours and significant dollars to gather the kind of information available in this single book."  --SCOTT  FORSGREN, Lyme Activist

"One of the most important books on Lyme disease treatment published in the past decade-an essential resource for both clinicians and those suffering from Lyme." --STEPHEN HARROD BUHNER, Author of "Healing Lyme: Natural Healing and Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis And Its Coinfections"

FROM THE PUBLISHER: If you traveled the country for appointments with thirteen Lyme-literate health care practitioners, you would discover many of the cutting-edge therapies used to combat chronic Lyme disease. You would also spend thousands of dollars on hotels, plane tickets, and medical appointment fees-not to mention the time that it would take to embark on such a journey. Even if you had the time and money to travel, would the physicians have enough time to answer all of your questions? Would you even know which questions to ask? In this long-awaited book, health care journalist Connie Strasheim has done all the work for you. She conducted intensive interviews with thirteen of the world's most competent Lyme disease healers, asking them thoughtful, important questions, and then spent months compiling their information into organized, user-friendly chapters that contain the core principles upon which they base their medical treatment of chronic Lyme disease. The specific practitioners interviewed represent a variety of medical disciplines, including allopathic, naturopathic, complementary, chiropractic, homeopathic, and energy medicine. Two European physicians were also interviewed.

PHYSICIANS INTERVIEWED: * Steven J. Harris, M.D., Redwood City, CA * Steven Bock, M.D., Rhinebeck, NY * Susan Marra, M.S., N.D., Seattle, WA * Ginger Savely, DNP, San Francisco, CA * W. Lee Cowden, M.D., M.D. (H), Panama City, Panama * Ingo D. E. Woitzel, M.D., Pforzheim, Germany * Ronald Whitmont, M.D., Rhinebeck, NY * Deborah Metzger, Ph.D., M.D., Los Altos, CA * Peter J. Muran, M.D., M.B.A., San Luis Obispo, CA * Nicola McFadzean, N.D., San Diego, CA * Marlene Kunold, HCP, Hamburg, Germany * Elizabeth Hesse-Sheehan, DC, CCN, Kirkland, WA * Jeffrey Morrison, M.D., New York, NY

WHAT IS IN THE BOOK? All aspects of treatment are covered, from anti-microbial remedies and immune system support, to hormonal restoration, detoxification, dietary and lifestyle choices. Furthermore, the book ponders patient and practitioner challenges of treating chronic Lyme disease, and offers helpful insights to the friends and families of those coping with chronic illness. Patients can use this book to get new treatment ideas and to educate their local physicians. Practitioners can use it to learn about and stay current on the latest therapies. Lyme disease treatment is complex and controversial, and this book puts the treatment information you need in the palm of your hand.

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Editorial Reviews


"A wealth of valuable information ... especially for patients looking for novel, non-toxic healing approaches to Lyme disease ..." --KENNETH SINGLETON, M.D., M.P.H., Author of "The Lyme Disease Solution"

Product Details

  • Paperback: 444 pages
  • Publisher: BioMed Publishing Group; 1 edition (September 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982513801
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982513804
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Connie Strasheim was born and raised in Lakewood, Colorado, but has lived in such diverse places as Queens, NY, Buenos Aires, Argentina, London, England and San Jose, Costa Rica. She has traveled to over 50 nations on 5 continents besides. She currently resides between Denver, Colorado and Dallas, Texas, where she writes books on holistic wellness, teaches about healing, leads a nationwide prayer conference call group, and practices healing ministry at her local church.

A former flight attendant with United Airlines, Connie's airline career ended abruptly in 2004 when she became disabled at age 30 with chronic Lyme disease. In the years that followed, she went from being a world traveler who served hundreds of people daily on airplanes, to a housebound medical researcher who served hundreds through the Internet and her books and blog on Lyme disease.

As she recovered from chronic illness, Connie expanded her medical research to include other topics, such as cancer, environmental illness, spiritual wellness and nutrition, and her books reflect her knowledge in all of these areas.

In 2014, she co-authored, along with renowned integrative medical doctor Lee Cowden, MD, three books in the Journey To Wellness series. These include: "Create a Toxin-Free Body and Home...Starting Today," "Foods that Fit a Unique You," and "Bioenergetic Tools for Wellness" (the latter two books to be released in late summer-fall 2014).

Connie is also the author of the best-selling "Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment: Thirteen Lyme-Literate Health Care Practitioners Share Their Healing Strategies (2009)"; "Beyond Lyme Disease: Healing The Underlying Causes of Chronic Illness in People with Borreliosis andCo-Infections (2012)", "Defeat Cancer: 15 Doctors of Integrative and Naturopathic Medicine Tell You How (2010)," "Healing Chronic Illness: By His Spirit, Through His Resources" (2010) and "The Lyme Disease Survival Guide: Physical, Lifestyle and Emotional Strategies for Healing" (2008).

Through her battle with severe chronic illness, Connie has learned that attaining wellness isn't just about eliminating infections, detoxifying the body or balancing the hormones--it's about addressing all the factors that caused the body to break down in the first place. These include all environmental, psycho-emotional, lifestyle and spiritual issues that cause or contribute to damage, discontent and--ultimately--"dis-ease" in the body, mind and spirit. She has also learned, through her experience and research, that in order to be well--never mind whole--in today's world fraught with stress and toxicity, many tools are required. In her and Dr. Cowden's book series, The Journey to Wellness, she and Dr. Cowden share some of these tools.

Connie enjoys seeing people become whole, in body, mind and spirit, and her writing, teaching and ministry focus upon healing all aspects of the person. In addition to ministering to people with chronic illness, she enjoys traveling and helping the impoverished around the world through missions work.

For more information on Connie and her work, visit:

Customer Reviews

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78 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars enormously helpful November 11, 2009
Finally, we get to hear from the experts who are actually treating this disease. Other than a few big names (Burrascano, Stricker in SF, Klinghardt, etc.), many doctors aren't willing to put themselves out there with Lyme disease. They're afraid of the fallout, which has been huge in some areas, particularly the East Coast. Doctors have lost their practices due to their non-conformist treatment of Lyme. I'm grateful that the practitioners in this book have agreed to share their thoughts on Lyme, it's incredibly enlightening and has helped me choose which courses of treatment to follow. It's empowering to know that different doctors have different ways of treating this disease (although antibiotics are pretty much a given according to many of the veteran Lyme doctors profiled in this book). I'm also grateful to Connie Strasheim for pursuing this information. Until now, most of what has been written about Lyme for the common person has been researched and written by Lyme sufferers themselves. We rarely heard from the doctors first-hand. This book changes that, and it's about time. Although most people with Lyme should be under the care of an LLMD (Lyme literate MD), you can find a lot of info in this book for self-treatment. Specific supplements are discussed (even brand names), and lifestyle tips are discussed. Lastly, if nothing else, this book is a huge validation to people who are struggling with Lyme. Many people fail to receive adequate support from friends and family because they don't believe that Lyme is "real" and/or can't relate to the unusual symptoms. Well, here's some excellent reading for skeptical family members, straight from the doctors' mouths.
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116 of 129 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Comes with a Belief System September 6, 2010
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UPDATE (Jan 2012):

Never expected this review to garner so much interest. I responded to some of you in the comments, but realized that hitting them all would take a long time; hence this update. Thanks all for taking the time to share your well-wishes and thoughts - even those who called me names. ;)

More than year after I wrote this review, I am quite well and healthy. My treatment was about ten weeks of Doxy, followed by a period of rest and exercise (odd how those intersperse) to get over "The Crud" that came after I dropped off the antibiotics. It didn't feel like the Lyme symptoms I was just a nasty cold that only I contracted and could not shake for weeks. I was expecting it. I guess the antibiotics goof up the immune system for a little while.

The only supplements I took were standard grocery-store multi-vitamins and lots of fluid. In my original review below, I mentioned that I was was feeling better after ten days. Ten more days after that (or so) I was much better, and within four weeks of Doxy I was feeling normal - though somewhat reduced after so long dealing with Lyme. I stayed on the Doxy - at Doctor's suggestion - to do our best in stamping the little bug out of me. I have had no antibiotics for any reason since, and do not feel any flare-ups. Looks like I got lucky.

As to some of the criticism of my criticism...I understand I hit some nerves. I tried to avoid being harsh, but did want to provide a point of view that I think many like me might share. Lyme has so few real portals of information, and those that exist tend to be aligned philosophically with this book. That is great for those who come from the author's background, but my criticism of the effort was meant to be constructive.
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58 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource September 12, 2009
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First, a confession: I met Connie in a Lyme disease discussion group and we have since become friends. So feel free to factor that into your review of my review. :-)

I've been trying to get the Lyme spirochetes out of my system since I was bitten in 2001. They are very tenacious. It would have been a lot easier to figure out what to do about them if I had had access to this book back then. What I love about this book is the whole approach: Interview a bunch of doctors and health practitioners who have been treating Lyme. Find out what they've learned. Put it all together in a way that is easy to read and benefit from.

If you have Lyme, every page in this book will help you. For example, on page 53, Steven Harris, M.D., says it takes nine months to three years to be free of Lyme. On page 124, Ginger Savely, DNP, says "If there's one thing I have learned from treating Lyme patients for so many years, it is that the more antibiotics they are able to take and tolerate, the better off they will be. It's important to flood the system with antibiotics."

Both of these statements, by the way, fly in the face of the doctors who think two weeks of antibiotics after a bite is sufficient. As I learned doing my own research, the problem with Lyme is, when the tick first bites you, the spirochetes are in your blood - and therefore reachable via antibiotics, which is why some people are "cured" right away. But if some of those twisted worms (that's what they look like under a microscope) start boring into the "non-blood" areas of your body - your nerves, joints, heart, brain, cartiladge, and so on - they go beyond the reach of antibiotics. That's when life gets really challenging. Short term memory loss, numbness, tingling, pain, "brain fog," "brain creaks," joint inflammation...
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