It is just days before the start of 2010.  2009 has been an exciting year and it seems as though there has been more focus on Lyme disease and Lyme disease treatment thanks largely to projects like Under Our Skin and Cure Unknown.  I am expecting 2010 will bring some breakthrough treatments for those of us that continue to look for better health on a daily basis.  It feels to me as though we are on the verge of progress at a rate not before seen. 

It has been 14 months now since I stopped antibiotics and continued my treatment with more natural treatment options and a continued focus on energetic treatment modalities.  So far so good.

In early 2010, my focus will be on the removal of biotoxins.  In late 2009, I retested several of the markers of biotoxin illness that I had learned about when I wrote an article with Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker in 2007.  These markers were still not in the normal range.  My plan is to begin the Cholestyramine and Actos protocol in early January as I do not think that Lyme or mold are my primary issues at this point.  My current belief is that the toxins themselves are the problem and the next step on the journey is to focus on removing them more aggressively....

I've introduced an entirely new version of  That was one of my summer projects and it was put up in early Fall.  I hope you've had a chance to take a look at some of the new content on the site.  Probably the biggest new feature is the addition of a blog where I can share information more frequently with all of you that may be interested.  There is also a much improved area of the site for my past articles.  I hope that you'll find the new site of interest.

Here's to a happy and healthy 2010.  My best wishes to you!
Welcome BetterHealthGuy Blogs!!
As much as I enjoy doing this newsletter, it isn't frequent enough to post updated information and new things that I learn as much as I would like.  As a result, I've started a blog within the site in order to keep more current in sharing the information that I have learned along the way.

Some recent blogs include:

An Update on My KPU Treatment
ILADS 2009 Conference CD Now Available
Dr. Randy Baker Talk (audio)
Klinghardt Conferece: Lyme and Other Chronic Infections
Advanced Topics in Tick-Borne Illnesses
Cowden on NutraMedix (video)

The link to the main page for the blogs can be found here.

I hope you enjoy these more frequent updates. 
I'm watching the ongoing dialog around XMRV with much interest.  For those that are not yet aware of XMRV, XMRV is a new virus that has been associated recently with CFIDS.  It is believed to be a factor in other conditions as well including chronic Lyme disease and autism.

A good source of information on this virus can be found here from the Whittemore Peterson Institute

A great series of videos on the topic of XMRV from Dr. Nancy Kilmas is available here.

Some thoughts on XMRV from the 2009 ILADS Conference from a talk by Dr. Burrascano can be found here.
Though I am very interested to see where the research around XMRV leads, it is still very early.  It is not clear to me whether or not any of us would feel differently if we can snap our fingers and have the virus completely removed or not.  Maybe we would; maybe we wouldn't.  It is also not clear how many of us with chronic Lyme may have the virus, but my initial thoughts are that many of us will test positive for it as time moves on.  I am also quite interested in seeing whether or not any researchers are able to isolate this virus in ticks.  I suspect in time that may occur.

If this is found to be a player in many of us with chronic Lyme disease, I personally will look for natural treatment options before jumping back on the pharmaceutical bandwagon.  I know of at least one company that is looking into making a homeopathic remedy for XMRV and suspect that new information will emerge on natural options for treatment. 

It wasn't that long ago that Bartonella was the new kid on the block in the world of Lyme disease.  XMRV may or may not be the next, but for now, I watch with great interest.
Winter 2009
Issue 28

In This Issue
BetterHealthGuy Blogs
Healing the Brain 2010
From Roadblocks to Recovery 2010
BetterHealthGuy Tidbits
Quick Links

My Story
My Treatment
My Top 10
What Next?
Helpful Books
Healing the Brain 2010
February 19-22, 2010 is the Healing the Brain seminar led by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt.  The event will be held in Bellevue, WA. 

For more information on this exciting event, go here.


Dietrich Klinghardt

Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt,
MD, PhD and I collaborated on an article on KPU which was recently published.  The article explains the KPU condition as well as potential treatment approaches that can be used under the guidance of a medical doctor

The article can be found here.

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From Roadblocks to Recovery 2010LIA

The LIA Foundation is hosting its 4th annual conference "From Roadblocks to Recovery" April 15-18, 2010.

This is a don't miss event for anyone dealing with Lyme disease or autism.  The past conferences have always exceeded expectations and I am certain that this year will be no different.

For more information, visit the From Roadblocks to Recovery site here.
BetterHealthGuy Tidbits!
Below you will find a number of links to information I have found useful over the past few months.  I hope you find them to be of interest.

Advanced Alternatives in Integrative Medicine
Portion of KPU presentation from Dr. Klinghardt at LIA 2009
Dr. Oz on XMRV
Dr. Oz on Chronic Lyme Disease
Alternative Therapy Advice
Information on Autonomic Response Testing

Thanks for all your kind words, inspiring stories, thoughtful direction, and for your compassion. Live, love, and laugh each and every day; for tomorrow is not a given.

In Better Health,

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