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For those interested in more alternative treatments, one of the interesting options is Rife machines. This is covered in "When Antibiotics Fail: Lyme Disease and Rife Machines". Another excellent book on rife and frequency healing is "The Rife Handbook". While Rife may be a useful adjunct therapy for some, it has not been one of my primary tools but I have used it at various times and continue to explore it further.
Of all the books I have read, one of my absolute favorites is "Healing Lyme" by Stephen Buhner. It expertly covers various alternative approaches of the treatment of Lyme Disease using herbs. I highly recommend it.
An excellent book on the co-infection Babesia is "The Diagnosis and Treatment of Babesia". The same author has written a helpful book on Bartonella entitled "Bartonella Diagnosis and Treatment".
In early 2007, Bryan Rosner's second book "The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments" was released and contains a collection of good information. Later, "2008 Lyme Disease Annual Report" was released.
In 2008, Ken Singleton, MD, released his book titled "The Lyme Disease Solution". In late 2010, this book was followed by "Recipes for Repair" which is brilliantly put together and provides numerous recipes that use the Lyme Inflammation Diet (LID) that Dr. Singleton outlined in his earlier book.
"Cure Unknown" is a popular Lyme disease book which looks inside the history of the epidemic. While my interest and focus has been more on treatment options, this book is excellent.
Other exciting Lyme books in 2008 include: "Lyme Disease Survival Guide", "Lyme-Autism Connection", and "The Experts of Lyme Disease". In "The Experts of Lyme Disease", a summary of my early radio show interview with Sue Vogan is included.
In 2009, "Insights into Lyme Disease Treatment" was published. I particularly like the opportunity this book provides to see how 13 different practitioners approach treatment.
In 2010, Dr. Nicola McFadzean, ND wrote a comprehensive book on dietary considerations in Lyme disease called "The Lyme Diet". The book is packed with tons of critical information. Without addressing the diet, most of us with Lyme will not get well. Dr. Neil Nathan from Gordon Medical Associates wrote "Hope and Healing: For Those Who Have Fallen Through The Medical Cracks". While it is not only about Lyme, it discusses the main areas that have to be addressed in order to return to a state of wellness.
In 2011, Mara Williams from Gordon Medical Associates penned the book "Nature's Dirty Needle" on the topic of chronic Lyme Disease.
The very latest includes four excellent books all released in 2012. These may make some of the older works less relevant at this point, but I will leave them here as I found them useful resources and you may as well.
First, "This Is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Embryonic Stem Cells, Indian Adventures, and Ultimate Self-Healing" by Amy B. Scher is a superb book sharing Amy's own amazing recovery journey. It is a not-to-miss. Next, Perry Louis Fields gave us "The Tick Slayer: Battling Lyme Disease and Winning" which I found very empowering for people given Perry's attitude and her don't-stop-until-you-are-well approach to recovery. I love both of these books as they show real people who were very, very sick recovering and getting their lives back. These are stories of great hope and inspiration.
Dr. Nicola McFadzean ND recently released the most comprehensive "basics" book on Lyme with "The Beginner's Guide to Lyme Disease". For anyone new to Lyme disease, this is a must have. Lastly, Connie Strasheim wrote "Beyond Lyme Disease". What I like about her new book is that it looks at many other factors that we must all consider to fully recovery. Focusing too much on "Lyme" alone can be a dangerous trap.
Mold and Biotoxin-Mediated Illnesses
One of the books that I read later in my understanding of Lyme Disease and neurotoxin-mediated illnesses was "Mold Warriors". I found the book to be an excellent source of information on both mold and Lyme Disease and how the biotoxins they produce impact the body in very serious ways.
Other books on the topic include "Mold Illness and Mold Remediation Made Simple" and "When Traditional Medicine Fails: Your Guide to Mold Toxins".
On the general topic of chronic illness, my favorite book by far is "From Fatigued To Fantastic". The information Dr. Teitelbaum shares in this book will enable you to understand many of the possible causes of your illness and work with your doctor on the various protocols and testing approaches outlined in the book. An A+ book.
Digestive Disorders / Parasitic Infections
"Detoxification and Healing" and "The Road to Immunity" are both excellent. I especially liked "The Road to Immunity". It contains a wealth of information and I highly recommend it. "Detoxify or Die" is a good read on the topic of detoxification, a critical element of any well-planned treatment protocol.
I believe that Multiple Sclerosis is often undiagnosed Lyme disease or may induced by other infectious agents or toxins. "Healing Multiple Sclerosis" is an excellent book that covers many possible causes of Multiple Sclerosis as well as offering treatment options.
It is my strong belief that if one understands and can treat autism, Lyme disease is a subset of the complexities of autism. In many cases, autism is in part due to infection with Lyme disease. Issues such as heavy metal toxicity are involved in both disorders. I have started reading books on autism in order to more fully understand the complex nature of diseases caused by a combination of infections and toxins. "Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies" is an excellent book on the topic of autism with a significant amount of information that is helpful for those battling Lyme disease as well.
Bryan Rosner and Tami Duncan collaborated on "Lyme-Autism Connection" which is a good read for those that do not yet understand that there is a likely connection between the two disorders.
In 2008, Tedde Rinker, DO wrote "Renegade Patient". This is an excellent book for patients that need to learn how to manage their own healthcare. It empowers patients to manage their own healthcare journey and not to get derailed by doctors with big egos.
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