Test I found out I have Lyme Disease And thanks to Medicare which pays for this xpensive test because they deem it medically necessaryThere are an The Seventh Witch estimated 1 Million people in the United States that contract Lymeach year but most are not diagnosed Many are misdiagnosed with the above listed diseases This is a huge And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake epidemicDr Horowitz s book is fun to read for a medical book and tells you what you need to know to get diagnosed and begin healing Dr Horowitz is recognized as the top Lyme doc in the world and this is his first and only book Just released recently it is up to dateOh yeah also get this book if you know you have Lyme Enjoy and happy healingveryone Yet another book that fails to acknowledge the high treatment failure rate for patients with advanced Lyme disease who are treated using the very methods described in this book I am looking at the section where the author wrote Her the patient s inflammation was a red flag so I decided to send a cytokine panel to LabCorp to Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America eveluate her for other markers of inflammation Her TNF alpha came back within normal limits but her IL 6 returnedxtremely The Pocket Wife elevated But such testing reveals nothing about intra CNS inflammation and the patient s TNF alpha levels within the CNS could have and probably werextremely The Color of Our Sky elevated Thus using inherently inaccurate lab tests to measure inflammation plays an important role in the treatment approach advocated in this book Perhaps I ve missed something but all I see in this book are claims of success and no acknowledgement that many patients very likely deteriorated as a result of repeated Herxheimer reactions whichxacerbate xcitotoxicity and oxidative stress and also xacerbate immune system dysregulation Aggressive antimicrobial therapy and the ineffective prophylactic measures for Herx like reactions that are described in the book utterly destroyed my health due to Obsession excessive herxing I had probably been infected for 28 years when diagnosed and treated I was actually in remission for nearly two years before treatment As a result of the kind of treatment described in this book I m disabled and have been struggling to survive And I know of many people who ha. Ping into a hotbed of Lyme disease He would soon realize that many of the chronic disease diagnoses people were receiving were also the result of Lyme and he would discover how once treatable infections in the absence of timely intervention could cause disabling conditions In a field where the number of cases is growingxponentially around the world and answers remain Cabaret: A Roman Riddle elusive Dr Horowitz has treated over 12000 patients and madextraordinary progress His plan represents a crucial paradigm shift without which the suffering will continueIn this book Dr Horowitz Breaks new ground with a 16 Point Differential Diagnostic Map the basis for his revolutionary Lyme treatment plan and an overarching approach to treating all chronic illness Introduces MSIDS or Multiple.
If you suffer from Lyme disease This is the book to get 5 star superbNothing to be said I accidentally wrote my review for this book under Why Can t I Get Better which I haven t received and so can t reviewI ll try to retrieve the accidental review and post it here Incredibly helpful book for those navigating the shark infested waters of Lyme Disease and co infections Have ven given one to my doctor Here are answers that are hard to find and put together from reading all over about Lyme and co with the benefit that he has treated thousands of patients so this info can be trusted Should be read by all doctors in my opinion This is the book the uk docs and I used to treat my child who had the head of a tick left in him It was a long journey but the appendices in this b Book came on time The Great Imitator because it can mimic so many diseases I have a long road ahead of me there is no cure for Chronic Lyme but I m told there is a life to be lived as a survivor I haven t done much living for the past 24yrs just a lot of xisting Lyme is curable if caught treated correctly but sadly most people that go through their local hospital or Infectious Disease MD are not cured told they have to live with the ffects of Post Lyme Syndrome I believe that is correct To be left with catch all diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fibromyalgia sleep disorders depression anxiety My memory has been affected along with depression anxiety Lyme attacks your ntire body including your mind If you have MEcfs Fibromyalgia ALS MS or are undiagnosed with serious physical and mental fatigue pain andor neurological symptoms and tired of going from doctor to doctor looking for an answer GET THIS BOOK Sorry to shout but this is very importantI have been sick for 12 years with an MEcfs diagnosis Only two years ago did I find out the CDC s recommended test which they and the Infectious Disease Society of America claim is 100% accurate sensitive and specific is actually only 40 60% accurate depending on the study I then did an Igenex PCR test which is much better but not 100% accurate All Roads Lead Home either but at least they admit it which CDC and IDSA warn against Thanks to the Igenex. From one of the country's foremost doctors comes a ground breaking book about diagnosing treating and healing Lyme and peeling away the layers that lead to chronic diseaseYou may not know that you have Lyme It can mimicvery disease process including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fibromyalgia autoimmune conditions like MS psychiatric conditions like depression and anxiety and cause significant memory and concentration problems mimicking arly dementia It is called the Great Imitator and inaccurate testing combined with a fierce ongoing debate that uestions chronic infection makes it difficult for sufferers to find ffective careWhen Dr Richard Horowitz moved to the Hudson Valley over two decades ago to start his own medical practice he had no idea that he was jum.
Ve had the same xperience But reading this book an unsuspecting patient is led to believe that verything will be okay as stated in the preface The treatment success rate for this disease complex is zero percent if success is defined as cure Using iv glutathione one of the anti inflammatory protocols used by the author provides only short term relief probably because 20% of it is metabolized as The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis extracellular glutamate which causesxcitotoxicity And curcumin only suppresses uinoliic acid in vitro it is completely ineffective at reducing levated uinolinic acid levels within the central nervous system Yet the author advocates its use for this purpose Many patients with advanced Lyme disease nd up in worse shape after being subjected to aggressive antimicrobial treatment Some patients do improve but those are the ONLY patients described in this book So the book provides a an xtremely skewed picture Of course that doesn t change the fact that the IDSA is a mafia But many people who oppose the IDSA have put on blinders and fail to convey the potential and often high risks of aggressive antimicrobial treatment to patients The claim in this book that with ach protocol we were seeing a 70% success rate and 30% were relapsing is truly irresponsible The author is claiming he can cure a disease that is incurable as acknowledged to me by Just Cause email from Drs Burrascano Liegnertc Yes some people will respond to say they were cured Just like Pam Weintraub thought she was cured when she wrote the first dition of Cure Unknown And they will discover afterwards that they will ventually relapse If the book honestly stated that symptoms can be managed using these methods in only a very small percentage of patients with advanced long term 20 years of infection Lyme disease that would be a good start at providing informed consent The author is nowhere close to solving the mystery of Lyme and chronic disease He can probably alleviate the symptoms of a majority of people who have been infected for five years or so and a small minority of people infected for longer than roughly 15 years But he can cure nobody xcept perhaps somebody who had just been bitten by a tick. Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome a new lens on chronic illness that may prove to be an important missing link Covers in detail Lyme's leading symptoms and co infections including immune dysfunction sleep disorders chronic pain and neurodegenerative disorders providing a uniue functional and integrative health care model based on the most up to date scientific research for physicians and health care providers to ffectively treat Lyme and other chronic illnessesCutting through the frustration misinformation and ndless uestions Dr Horowitz's nlightening story of medical discovery science and politics is an all in one source for patients of chronic illness to identify their own symptoms and work with their doctors for the best possible treatment outcome.
Dr Richard Horowitz is a board certified internist and the medical director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center an integrative medical center which combines both classical and complementary approaches in the treatment of Lyme disease and other tick borne disorders He has treated over 13000 Lyme and tick borne disease patients in the last 30 years with patients coming from all over the US Canada and Europe to his clinic He is former Assistant Director of Medicine of Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie NY and is one of the founding members and past president elect of ILADS the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society He is also past president of the ILADEF the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation a non profit organization dedicated to the education of health care professionals on tick borne diseases Dr Horowitz has trained over 200 healthcare providers in diagnosing and caring for patients with treatment resistant tick borne disorders and was previously awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award by the Turn the Corner Foundation as well as awards from Project Lyme for his treatment of Lyme Disease He has dedicated his life to helping those stricken with this devastating illnessHe is also the author of two best selling books on Lyme disease Why Can’t I Get Better Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease 2013 St Martins Press NY Times Best Seller and How Can I Get Better An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme and Chronic Disease 2017 St Martins Press National bestseller These books incorporate recent scientific advances and explain in detail how healthcare providers can effectively diagnose and treat resistant chronic illness In addition he has co authored peer reviewed Lyme guidelines and published in the medical literature on novel “persister” drugs for the treatment of Lyme disease and coinfections as well as the role of the 16 point MSIDS model in chronic illnessOther projects include Dr Horowitz serving as a consultant to governmental agencies around the world including those in China Australia Belgium France the United Kingdom and the United States Dr Horowitz was a member of the HHS Tick borne Disease Working Group and Co chair of the “Other Tick borne Diseases and Coinfections” subcommittee from 2017 2019 which provided recommendations to Congress to help the US improve the care of those suffering with tick borne disorders He recently served as a member of the HHS Babesia and Tick borne Pathogen Subcommittee and was elected by Governor Cuomo to serve as a member of the NYS DOH Tick borne disease Working Group in 2021 Finally Dr Horowitz recently published several scientific articles on classical and integrative solutions for COVID 19 which have been effective in helping those with acute and chronic illness and he will be releasing his first novel Starseed Revolution ‘The Awakening’ a cli fi science fictionclimate change novel in the Fall of 2021 which will provide novel potential solutions to our present climate crisis