Summer is fast approaching as 2010 roars by.  I've been exploring some new options over the past several months and feeling optimistic about several of them. 
Overall, I am doing quite well.  Still have some ongoing issues that I'm continuing to work to improve, but definitely on a good path.
Recently did a six week round of Cholestyramine as outlined in the work of Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker in an attempt to resolve a still elevated C4a.  I'm currently in the midst of a 28-day treatment to address a nasal staph infection that Dr. Shoemaker refers to as MARCoNS.  The treatment consists of a nasal spray of Bactroban, Gentamicin, and EDTA teamed up with, in my case, Rifampin and Zithromax. 
It's my first antibiotic of any kind since my trip to Germany in October 2008.  I debated whether or not to use them again, but opted to proceed given that it was only for 28 days and the nasal staph had not responded to other previous attempts to eradicate it with non-antibiotic options.  One positive note is that I had no Herxheimer reaction when I went back on the Rifampin and Zithromax.  I interpret that as a good sign.  We're in the process of doing some retesting now to see how these first two steps of the biotoxin illness protocol (CSM and treatment of MARCoNS) have helped.  Early indicators that this has been beneficial include no longer failing the online biotoxin test known as the VCS test.
On another note, my CD57 which had not been moving for quite some time and was stalled at around 58 is finally up to 114 after several months on a targeted herbal protocol.  I'm very excited to be back over 100 and hope that it will continue to move in a good direction over time.  At my worst, it was at 14 so progress is evident and hope abounds.
As for, I'm attempting to provide more real-time updates via my new blog.  So between newsletters, feel free to check it out.  I'll summarize key blog posts that you might find of interest in this newsletter series. 
Also, don't forget that my articles can all be found on the site as well.  I hope you find them relevant and useful to you.
Here's to Your Health!
Medsonix Medsonix

I recently traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to try a sound-based therapy that several people with Lyme disease have found beneficial.  It is called Medsonix.
I've just written a blog entry on my experience with the Medsonix treatment last weekend. 
If you are interested, take a look here.
iinnLight Advanced Light Therapy 
As many of you may know, I am a big believer in energetic medicine.  In fact, I truly believe that real cures for Lyme disease will come from the realm of energetic medicine.
iinnLightIn October 2008, I went to Germany to treat with the Bionic 880.  That treatment got me off antibiotics and is something I continue to incorporate into my treatment with good results.
Recently, I learned about a light therapy instrument called iinnLight.  The iinnLight is reported to help the immune system, increase ATP, and reduce pain.  I've done about six treatments on the device now and have been pleased with my experience with it. Hopefully by summer, the instrument will be available in a smaller footprint for home use.  If that happens, I'm definitely planning to incorporate it more regularly.
Learn more about iinnLight in my recent blog post "iinnLight: Advanced Light Therapy".
Wilson's Temperature Syndrome and Lyme Disease Temperature Chart

We have all heard that Lyme disease can lead to hypothyroidism and other thyroid-related health conditions. 
I recently attended a lecture by Dr. Tedde Rinker, DO on the topic of Wilson's Temperature Syndrome. 
It was very enlightening.  My summary and a copy of the presentation can be found on my blog here.
Dental Infections: Stealth Killers    Stealth Killers 
The emergence of dental infections and other dental issues is a common problem for those of us with Lyme disease. 
I recently visited a local dentist that looks for dental spirochetes under a microscope and uses the most advanced technologies available to ensure that infections in the mouth do not lead to further burdens on our already overloaded bodies.
The concept of these stealth infections is discussed in the book "The Stealth Killer" available through
My recent look into the possibility of dental infections as a contributing factor in my own health condition is discussed in my recent blog entry "Don't Forget Infections in the Mouth".
Spring 2010
Issue 29
In This Issue
Wilson's Syndrome
Stealth Killers
Profound Insight
LIA Conference
Sick & Tired?
BetterHealthGuy Tidbits
Quick Links
My Story
My Treatment
Helpful Books

From a Source of Profound Insight Comes Hope

Stephen Buhner 

I've been a fan of master herbalist Stephen Buhner for several years now.  His book Healing Lyme is a true gift to the Lyme community and a must-read for anyone struggling with the condition.  

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to attend a presentation given by Buhner and was inspired to write an article on his work.
The full article can be found here
I hope you find it a good source of information on herbal treatment options for Lyme disease.

From Roadblocks to Recovery

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. 

For more information, visit the From Roadblocks to Recovery site here.

Sick & Tired?

Sick & Tired

Sick & Tired is a new book from Helene Jorgensen.  Helene has experienced the failures of the health care system first-hand as she worked to recover her health from Lyme disease.
To learn more about the book, go here.


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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. - a monthly conference call for those with Lyme disease - new Lyme disease testing option
Note: I have not yet had any direct experience with this lab and would welcome any feedback you may have.

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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