By Stephen Buhner
Trade paperback book
500 pages, 6.00 x 9.00″
Each year Harvard researchers estimate there are nearly 250,000 new Lyme disease infections – only 10 percent of which will be accurately diagnosed. One of the largest factors in misdiagnosis of Lyme is the presence of other tick-borne infections, which mask or aggravate the symptoms of Lyme disease as well as complicate treatment. Two of the most common and damaging Lyme coinfections are bartonella and mycoplasma. Nearly 35 million people in the United States are asymptomatically infected with these pathogens, and at least 10 percent will become symptomatic every year – with symptoms ranging from arthritis to severe brain dysfunction.
Distilling hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles on the latest scientific research on bartonella, mycoplasma, and Lyme disease, Stephan Buhner examines the complex synergy between these infections and reveals how all three of these coinfections create cytokine cascades in the body – essentially sending the immune system into an overblown, uncontrolled response in much the same way that rheumatoid arthritis or cancer can. Detailing effective, natural, holistic, methods centered on herbs and supplements, such as the systemic antibacterial herb Sida acuta, which acts to protect blood cells from invading organisms, he reveals how to treat specific symptoms, interrupt the cytokine cascades, and bring the immune system back into balance as well as complement ongoing Lyme disease treatments.
About the Author:
Stephen Harrod Buhner lectures throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, and the intelligence of nature. His other books include Healing Lyme, The Secret Teachings of Plants, and the Transformational Power of Fasting. He lives in Silver City, New Mexico.
Praise for Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections
“Brilliant as ever, Buhner once again brings us cutting-edge research about one of the more invasive and misdiagnosed epidemics of our time. Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections is not only a resounding wakeup call fro all health care professionals but also offers an elegant and potent paradigm of healing disease that is synergistic, broad, and deeply caring. Buhner has created a brilliant, hopeful resource for everyone with Lyme and/or its coinfections.”
-Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist, founder of United Plant Savers, and author of Rosemary Gladstar’s Family Herbal and Planting the Future