Welcome to the 36th issue of the Newsletter!


Another year has almost past, and it is hard to believe that I have been sending these newsletters since 2005.  Each year, I see more and more happening in the world of chronic Lyme disease and my optimism for even better treatments in the future is high.  


At this year's ILADS conference in Boston, the nearly 700 registered attendees packed the hallways.  At my very first ILADS conference in 2006, it was a much smaller event.  People are getting the message that chronic Lyme disease is real and brave practitioners and researchers are working diligently to find better answers. 


While I currently plan to continue doing occasional newsletters, I share much more regular information via my Facebook page.  If you are interested in the very latest that I have learned on Lyme disease and recovering from chronic illness, please "Like" on Facebook.  


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I've had the opportunity to attend eleven conferences in 2012 and have been fortunate to have learned from some of the best practitioners.  You'll find some of my notes from those events linked elsewhere in this newsletter.


Here's to Better Health! 

My Current Status



I continue to do quite well though did have a difficult year with inflammation resulting from GcMAF therapy.  I had planned to stop GcMAF injections around July after nearly a year of using them, but it was suggested at that time that I continue for several more months.  I'm hoping to be done with them in early 2013 if not sooner.


GcMAF was a difficult and wild ride. While it has been very helpful for some people, it seems to promote inflammation in many with chronic Lyme disease.  In over 15 years of treating, it was by far the most difficult treatment I have ever done.  Hopefully, the longer-term benefits will be worth it.


I did recently have a session with a consultant that looks at your blood under a microscope, and he commented that my immune system looked like that of a teenager.  I do feel like it has helped my immune system, but it has not been easy.  If pursuing GcMAF therapy yourself, it is important that you are working closely with a practitioner that can support you in the event that inflammation becomes a significant issue.  It seems that people tolerate GcMAF better with much lower dosing that what is used for other conditions.


The rest of what I've been up to treatment-wise can be found here including my current Supplement List.


Everything Klinghardt...


Dr. Klinghardt and colleagues
As most of you already likely know, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt MD, PhD has been my primary mentor on this Lyme journey since shortly after my diagnosis in 2005.  I had the opportunity this year to attend several events taught by Dr. Klinghardt and his team of healers.  I summarized one of his recent events here.
Dr. Klinghardt recently moved offices and has an exciting new healing facility called Sophia Health Institute.  More information on Sophia Health Institute can be found here.  His team is amazing!  Their latest newsletter can be found here.
The Klinghardt Academy has several exciting events planned for 2013.  You can learn more about these upcoming events at the Klinghardt Academy website.  The latest newsletter from the Academy can be found here.

Dr. Klinghardt was recently interviewed on the effects of EMFs / EMR on our health.  This not-to-be-missed video can be seen here.

Treatment for Mold Illness and Its Application for Lyme Disease 


I recently interviewed Dr. Raj Patel MD who utilizes the Shoemaker Protocol in his practice with great success in patients with Lyme disease and mold illness.


For more information, visit my blog post on this topic here.


Treatment for Mold Illness and Its Application for Lyme Disease
Treatment for Mold Illness and Its Application for Lyme Disease


In Memoriam  


Throughout this journey, I have been touched by so many wonderful people that I have had the pleasure to meet.  


Sadly, two of these people recently passed away.  I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to cross paths with them during their time on earth.


Dr. Kim Saxe was an amazing doctor and an amazing soul.  She recently passed away and will be deeply missed.  She was such a special and unique person.


Rich Van Konynenburg was a superb researcher that put together so many of the pieces of the methylation puzzle for those of us with CFS, Lyme, and related conditions.  Rich passed away in October.  He was an incredibly bright and caring person and will be missed. 

Recent Lyme Books  


Beginners Guide

Two very useful books were recently published on the topic of Lyme disease.  


The first is "The Beginner's Guide to Lyme Disease" written by Dr. Nicola McFadzean ND.  This is probably the most comprehensive and most current collection of information on Lyme disease available today.  I found it a very good read with a tremendous amount of useful information. 


Beyond Lyme Disease

The second is "Beyond Lyme Disease" by Connie Strasheim.  This book helps us to think beyond Lyme disease and to consider 

numerous other factors that could be an explanation for ongoing illness.  


Both books are valuable additions to my collection of Lyme-related books and I think you will find them highly useful as well.  I certainly did.


Physician's Round Table 


Sue Vogan

Sue Vogan is the host of the
popular radio show In Short Order which has many excellent doctors and healers interviewed each week.  I highly recommend the show.


Sue hosts the annual Physician's Round Table conference in Florida each January.  Last year was the first one I had the chance to attend, and it was absolutely superb.  Try and make it if you can this year.


My notes from this year's PRT event can be found here.  Information on the January 2013 event in Tampa, Florida can be found here.


The list of speakers is superb and includes Ann Corson MD, Harvey Bigelsen MD, Omar Amin PhD, Rick Sponaugle MD, Lee Cowden MD, Stephen Fry MD, Judy Mikovits, Michael Payne, and many other greats!


Come join us for all the fun!

Leading Experts Gather to Decode The Mystery of Chronic Illness



Researched Nutritionals hosted a superb conference in September called "Decoding the Mystery of Chronic Illness".  


I subsequently wrote an article about the event which is just about to be published in the Public Health Alert.


The article summarizes lectures from Dr. Burrascano, Dr. Stephen Fry, Dr. Carol Ann Ryser, Dr. Norton Fishman, David Berg, and many others.


To see the full article, you can find it here in early December.  

Note: The link won't work until the article is published in a couple of weeks.



According to the site Astaxanthin Benefits, astaxanthin may help protect the liver, be antibacterial, reduce inflammation, improve mitochondrial health, protect cell membranes, increase cognitive function, protect the skin, and have many other benefits.
Astaxanthin is a fat soluble antioxidant that gives salmon and flamingos their pink color.  According to Dr. Mercola's site, It is reported to be 65-6000 times more powerful than Vitamin C and up to 800 times more powerful than CoQ10.  
A great source of information on Astaxanthin from Dr. Mercola can be found here. 
Dr Oz Astaxanthin
Dr Mercola talks about Astaxanthin
on the Dr. Oz show
Here are a few good sources for Astaxanthin:
Fall 2012 / Winter 2013
Issue 36
In This Issue
My Current Status
Everything Klinghardt...
Treatment for Mold Illness
In Memoriam
Recent Lyme Books
Physician's Round Table
Leading Experts Gather to Decode The Mystery
Recent Blogs
Double Conference Weekend!
WEGO Health
Get The Latest
My Favorite Supplement Site
BetterHealthGuy Tidbits
Quick Links
My BlogMy Story
My Treatment
Helpful Books

Recent Blogs



Here's a sampling of some of my recent blog posts.  The full list can be found here.


Biontology and the CHIREN


EMF/EMR Testing


Dr. Klinghardt on EMFs/EMF


Autonomic Response Testing Conference Notes


Klinghardt Lyme Cocktail


Treatment for Mold Illness and Its Application for Lyme Disease


MAF 878

Double Conference Weekend!

Scott with one of his heroes - Dr. Alan MacDonald

On December 1-2, you have your choice of TWO excellent online events.

The first is the streaming of the ILADS conference that recently took place in Boston.  To sign-up for more information on this event, go here.

The second is "Inside Autism" and is hosted by Tami Duncan with superb speakers such as Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, Dr. Suruchi Chandra, Michael Payne, and many other great presenters.  This amazing two day event is only $55 dollars.  To sign up, go here.

Which one will YOU attend? 



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I am honored to have been nominated for a 2012 WEGO Health Activist Award.


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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.


Katina Makris Healing From Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, CFS  - radio show with the author of the book "Out of the Woods" 

Poopin 2.0 - a humorous look at a very serious topic

Dr. Thomas Rau - a presentation from Dr. Rau on Lyme disease

Supplement and Medication Interactions - an informative article from Dr. Leo Galland

LymeLight Foundation - an excellent foundation supporting young people with Lyme disease

Transcendent Tea - wonderful teas for supporting the immune system, detoxifying, and unwinding.


Sue Vogan, host of In Short Order, has had a number of excellent interviews recently with some amazing practitioners.  Below are a few of my favorite recent shows.  Thanks Sue! 


Judy Mikovits - interview with Dr. Judy Mikovitz and host Sue Vogan

Rick Sponaugle - interview with Rick Sponaugle and host Sue Vogan.  A second interview with the same guest is available here as well.

Harvey Bigelsen - interview with Harvey Bigelsen and host Sue Vogan 

Vinayak - interview with Vinayak and host Sue Vogan


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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