Natural Treatments for Lyme Coinfections: Anaplasma, Babesia and Ehrlichia
by Stephen Harrod Buhner —
Harvard researchers estimate there are nearly 250,000 new Lyme disease infections each year — only 10 percent of which will be accurately diagnosed.
One of the largest factors in misdiagnosis of Lyme is the presence of other tick-borne infections, which mask or aggravate the symptoms and complicate treatment.
Three newly emergent Lyme coinfections are Babesia, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma.
Distilling the latest scientific research on these coinfections and Lyme disease, Buhner examines the complex synergy between them and reveals how they can go undiagnosed or resurface after antibiotic treatment.
He explains how these organisms create cytokine cascades in the body — essentially sending the immune system into an overblown, uncontrolled inflammatory response in much the same way as with rheumatoid arthritis or cancer.
Providing an in-depth guide for those suffering from these infections, as well as for clinicians who work with those infected by these organisms, Buhner details effective natural holistic methods centered on herbs and supplements and reveals how to treat specific symptoms, interrupt the cytokine cascades, reduce inflammation and bring the immune system back into balance.
He explains how these natural methods not only complement conventional Lyme disease treatments involving antibiotics and pharmaceuticals but also provide relief when other treatments have failed.
$19.95 — Healing Arts Press, One Park St., Rochester, VT 05767.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 34, Number 2, April/May 2015.