In this article, we will introduce you to information from the special chapter on Lyme disease from Anthony William's book The Healing Medium - Revised and Expanded Edition . In the beginning, Anthony William shares how long he has wanted to reveal the truth about Lyme disease, but even now, after decades of helping many people, including doctors, recover from Lyme disease, something is holding him back writing about this truth. That's because the story of Lyme disease comes with an awful lot of emotional baggage—lots of faulty theories, clinical errors, and modern misconceptions.

What Anthony William reveals to us is very different from the beliefs about Lyme disease that have existed until now. And his motivations are simple, he just wants people to understand what Lyme disease really is and how they can fight it. He works and waits patiently, educating so many medical practitioners and others about Lyme disease, all the while hoping that medical research will reveal the truth. But another year goes by, and another, and the medical community just follows more and more wrong tracks.

No one has decades of their life to waste waiting for answers to the question of why they are sick.

If the true cause of Lyme disease does not continue to reach people before the disease itself progresses to the next level, the truth will never have a chance to set them free. Over the next two decades, we're heading toward the point where anyone suffering from symptoms related to rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis , fibromyalgia , myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, thyroid disease , or any other condition that causes from the Epstein-Barr virus , will be screened for Lyme disease with the wrong tests and be misdiagnosed with Lyme disease. The same will happen to anyone with problems with adrenal fatigue or chronic intestinal disorders.

To understand the confusion surrounding Lyme disease, imagine a snowball. It starts rolling down the mountainside and gets bigger and bigger. It soon begins to devour trees, wild animals, telephone poles, huts – anything that gets in its way. With tremendous, almost unstoppable momentum built up by ignorance and confusion, the snowball of confusion about Lyme disease is engulfing well-intentioned medical practitioners and those who suffer from its symptoms. Now it's about to trigger a veritable avalanche.

The easiest thing we could do is get out of her way, but that's not how we work.

For the sake of the millions of people who may be consumed by the madness of Lyme disease in the next 20 to 50 years—our daughters and sons, and the new generations of practitioners, doctors, and healers who will continue to work with outdated hypotheses while alone will develop the symptoms of Lyme disease – we must do what we can to prevent the avalanche.

In this article, you will learn the truth about Lyme disease and learn how to protect yourself from the traps of this disease created in the 20th century.

A look back

Let's go back in time for a moment to November 1975, when scores of children and young adults developed symptoms that alerted doctors to an investigation in the area around Lyme, Connecticut, which gives Lyme disease its name.

First, let's think back to the technology of the time: analog dial telephones on the kitchen wall, no such thing as voicemail, and Sony was just releasing its first VCR for sale in the US. In the medical world, children have their tonsils ripped out like they are apples from trees without understanding what the root cause of tonsillitis is. Even today, there is no clinical understanding of the cause of tonsillitis. While technology has made leaps and bounds, progress in the field of chronic and mysterious diseases has almost stagnated. The symptoms that children and a few adults in the Lyme area begin to experience - chronic fatigue, headaches, joint pain, etc. – have been symptoms seen for decades in every other town in Connecticut, as well as in every other state in America. Yet somehow, in this area around Lyme, the disease began to be treated as something new and unrecognizable. This is most likely because compassionate doctors have tried to transcend their role, taking these symptoms more personally. Doctors, researchers and townspeople began looking for a culprit and came across the deer tick because one of the patients reported seeing a tick a few weeks before he got sick. It's like a train derailing for unknown reasons and a passenger mentioning a deer he saw grazing 50 miles back. In both cases, the traces are not confirmed. Although no one could explain why a tick could infect someone with Lyme disease, a 17th-century-style witch hunt began. Based on hearsay alone, deer and the ticks that live on them are being targeted.

In 1981, an entomologist announced that he had found the missing link—a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi that ticks transmit to humans through their bite. His discovery has been lauded and led to a number of Lyme disease tests and treatments focusing on the bacteria.

For the medical authorities, this was the perfect solution. Nobody likes ticks anyway, and the theory of tick-borne disease feeds society's already existing fear of nature. Medical authorities decide they can give up looking for an answer.

Unfortunately, all these "discoveries" turn out to be wrong.

What you won't hear anywhere else: Lyme disease is not caused by ticks, and Lyme disease is not caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. When research was conducted in the 1970s and 1980s, you'd think that researchers would have realized that the problem was happening nationwide and globally. And today, you would think that someone would wake up and realize that hundreds of thousands of people who have never been near a deer tick are being diagnosed with Lyme disease.

As for Borrelia burgdorferi, it is a normal part of the environment that is carried by every human and animal on this planet – including perfectly healthy ones. The truth is, this bacteria poses no health risk...and has no connection to Lyme disease. If someone with Lyme disease tests positive for Borrelia burgdorferi, it doesn't matter.

However, almost all of the medical community's efforts in recent decades to develop methods to diagnose and treat Lyme disease have been based on the mistaken premise that it is caused by ticks and bacteria.

When an erroneous theory takes on a life of its own, no one will want to admit the error and disprove it. This is equivalent to building a house from poorly drawn blueprints. A worker may recognize a problem with the plans, but question it because they don't want to cause a problem or jeopardize their job. In this situation, no matter how skilled the builders are and how intricate and beautiful the decorations are, the first strong wind that comes along will topple the house.

Similarly, the adoption of false assumptions by the medical community in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s led to untold suffering for patients who were not only not helped, but in many cases severely harmed. by well-meaning doctors acting on tragically inaccurate information.

Something else that the medical community doesn't know is that there are multiple reasons why people experience symptoms associated with Lyme disease. The earliest version, which dates back to 1901, caused relatively mild symptoms. By the 1950s, the disease had mutated into more varieties and strains. It then began to mutate into even more aggressive varieties, leading us to the Lyme disease symptoms of the 1970s.

At that time, the disease had actually entered the lives of people around the world for almost 60 years, with its symptoms always attributed to other diseases or simply considered a "mystery".

We still encounter these diseases today, many of which we already have names for, including myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia , multiple sclerosis , amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) , thyroid disorders , lupus, Crohn's disease , Addison's disease, autoimmune diseases and many others. However, they still cause widespread confusion and are often the cause of Lyme disease-related diagnoses.

Symptoms of Lyme disease

Confusion about the symptoms of Lyme disease is huge. At this point, every autoimmune disease or mystery disease in the literature that we know of has symptoms that are associated with Lyme disease.

If you see a Lyme specialist with any symptoms or even a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) , Lupus, Fibromyalgia , Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - we're talking about mild to severe and/or persistent fatigue; muscle pain, weakness, cramps, or spasms; restless legs syndrome; brain fog ; burning of the skin; jaw pain; dizziness; migraine; anxiety; pains and sufferings; joint pain or swelling; or numbness in the hands and feet—you can be sure that it will tell you that you have Lyme disease, whether the tests are positive or negative. But if you see a doctor who doesn't deal with Lyme disease, he may give you a completely different diagnosis. It's all about where the doctor's interest and attention lies.

Anthony William often compares going to a Lyme specialist to going to a broom shop – you don't realize that they only sell brooms. You tell the salesperson that you need supplies to scrub the tiles in your shower, clean up spills in the kitchen, and get rid of streaks on the windows in the living room. It won't matter that all these tasks are outside the scope of what the store sells - you'll leave with a broom.

What is Lyme disease?

As previously mentioned, the medical community initially believed that Lyme disease was caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi, which was transmitted through the bite of a deer tick.

Recently, doctors and researchers have begun to realize that they may have been focusing on the wrong bacteria for the past three and a half decades. New patients are already hearing about various tempting bacteria such as Bartonella and the microscopic parasite Babesia (which is a hybrid – a cross between a bacterium and a parasite). And new patients are not told about the long journey others have taken with a diagnosis of Borrelia and all the pitfalls along the way. They don't have the benefit of that perspective.

By the way, you should know that Bartonella and Babesia are also harmless and most of us carry them. These are again bait-and-switch theories that promise an answer but only give guesses. In case you're wondering, Bartonella and Babesia have never been clinically detected in a tick in the wild that wasn't attached to a human.

The truth is that Lyme disease is not caused by ticks, parasites, or bacteria. Lyme disease is actually viral, not bacterial or parasitic. When the medical community finally wakes up to this truth, there will be hope for Lyme patients.

The actual cause of what is called Lyme disease is different for each person. People who have different varieties of Epstein-Barr can have Lyme disease symptoms, as can people who have HHV-6 and its different strains. People who carry any of the different strains of herpes zoster can develop symptoms of Lyme disease, with the non-rash variety causing the most severe cases, including symptoms such as inflammation of the brain and other central nervous system problems . The same applies to any virus of the herpes virus family . So many Lyme patients' blood tests also test positive for EBV , cytomegalovirus, or HSV-1 (the virus that causes cold sores), and so many patients have different mutations and strains of viruses in this herpes family that don't even show up. in the tests. Many viruses do not show up in blood tests because they are in the organs or are low-grade infections. Any of the more aggressive varieties of these viruses can be behind a patient's Lyme disease symptoms. All of the viruses I list above are again in the herpes virus family and can cause fever, headache, joint pain, muscle pain, fatigue, neck pain, burning nerve pain, palpitations, almost any neurological symptoms and/or other symptoms that doctors consider the so-called Lyme disease. They can drastically reduce a patient's quality of life and pose a serious challenge if not treated properly.

Even if you have symptoms of one of these viral infections, you may be able to avoid developing a full-blown mystery illness that is diagnosed as Lyme disease by keeping the virus at a low level or in a latent state. And if you're already suffering from more severe symptoms known as Lyme disease, there's a lot you can do to fight back and overcome the disease.

What causes Lyme disease

If you are experiencing a bout of viral infection and your immune system is unusually weak, you may experience Lyme disease symptoms within a few days. Much more often, however, you'll carry the virus without knowing it's in your body for years—perhaps even decades—before it strikes you.

All the viruses we've talked about usually hide in the liver, spleen, small intestine, central nervous system ganglia, or other areas where they can't be detected by your immune system. The liver is where they most often nest, and in many cases they never branch out and enter other places in the body. The virus can wait until some traumatic physical or emotional event, poor diet, or other trigger (which you'll read about in a moment) weakens you and/or provides an environment that makes the virus stronger. It can then reproduce – increase its numbers – by feeding on the accumulated toxins, such as mercury, that everyone has in them at a certain level. The virus can also release a neurotoxin during its feeding stage that starts to exacerbate symptoms, for example by inflaming your central nervous system, which weakens your immune system's ability to fight it. When we are challenged by an emotional experience, such as a relationship breakup, our body is flooded with different types of adrenaline associated with the emotional trauma. Excessive amounts of this adrenaline can further weaken the immune system and even feed certain types of viruses such as EBV .

If you accumulate a toxic heavy metal like mercury in your body, it will poison you and damage your immune system. At the same time, the virus that can cause the symptoms of Lyme disease loves heavy metal toxins - they are preferred foods that make it stronger. This double whammy causes the virus to leave its latent state and start growing its "army" of viral cells.

As another example, if you experience a death in the family, your stressful and painful emotions can lower your immune system's defenses because they trigger the adrenal glands to produce powerful mixtures of adrenaline that can be hard on the system over an extended period of time. At the same time, these excess amounts of raw versions of the hormones are another favorite food for the virus. Therefore, severe stress is a very common factor that triggers the symptoms of Lyme disease.

Tick ​​bites are at the bottom of the list of most common triggers—not causes—of Lyme disease, accounting for less than 0.5% of Lyme disease cases.

It's also worth noting that your overall health can play an important role. Even if two people have the exact same type of viral infection and are struck by the same trigger, the person who eats well, exercises regularly, and gets enough sleep may not weaken their immune system enough to activate the virus, while someone who doesn't have options to take care of themselves can quickly develop symptoms of Lyme disease.

Millions of people worldwide develop Lyme disease symptoms because of the following triggers (listed in order of prevalence). All of these factors can cause you to go around doctors and end up with a Lyme specialist who, regardless of your test results, may diagnose you with "Lyme disease" - without understanding what it really is.

The most common triggers of Lyme disease

The substances and circumstances listed below do not cause Lyme disease. Rather, they can trigger preexisting viral conditions that were previously dormant in the body—viral conditions that manifest as the symptoms the medical community collectively calls Lyme disease. These triggers can push a viral infection that was at a critical point over the edge. Please note that delayed reactions may occur. Symptoms can appear anywhere from soon after exposure to the trigger to months later. Triggers are listed in order of prevalence, with the most common at the top and the least common at the bottom.

  1. Covid: can weaken the immune system, both by depleting its reserves and by making it overreact. A weakened immune system can, in turn, provide an opportunity for latent viral infections to gain strength and create new symptoms or cause symptoms that someone previously had to reappear. Covid adversely affects the central nervous system, and people who have suffered from the neurological symptoms of Lyme disease often already experience a compromised nervous system. Like the flu, covid can cause a high fever that can heat up and stress nerves that are weakened, recently healed, or are being treated for the causes behind the neurological symptoms of Lyme disease.
  1. Mold: if you have mold in your home or office, you spend many hours every day inhaling the fungus. This can wear down your immune system until it collapses. If another family member or co-worker is exposed to the same mold and still does not show symptoms, it is important to know that they may not be as loaded with viruses or may not have the same viruses or strains of viruses as the person developing symptoms.
  1. Mercury-based dental amalgam fillings: If you have old mercury fillings (also called silver fillings) in your teeth, a well-meaning dentist may decide to remove them all at once for your safety. That `s a mistake. This overwhelms the immune system, and each filling must be dealt with individually, as the mercury is usually stable where it is, while there is a good chance that the removal process will end up sending the toxic mercury into your bloodstream.
  1. Excessive blood draws: When large numbers of blood banks are drawn, this can be stressful for the immune system, as the very immune defenses that keep the viruses that cause Lyme symptoms at bay are flushed out of the body along with the drawn blood. Larger blood draws usually take away a significant portion of a person's immune system that day, and it sometimes takes weeks for those parts of the immune system to recover. During these weeks, when the full power of the immune system is not available to monitor the blood, viruses can get a chance to strengthen and multiply. Infections can move from organ to organ with ease because they are not isolated, and this can lead to a worsening of symptoms, whether after a week, several weeks or a month. Anthony William recommends doing smaller blood draws at more visits. If you're struggling with symptoms of Lyme disease or another condition labeled autoimmune, he recommends no more than four tubes of blood at a time, and even consider less if you're very sensitive. A mistake made by well-intentioned doctors is to draw large numbers of tubes of blood from susceptible people.
  1. Mercury in Other Forms: Mercury from any source is poisonous. For example, frequent consumption of seafood, especially large fish such as tuna and swordfish, which usually contain significant amounts of mercury, can eventually push your immune system beyond its limits and lead to a viral infection. Always be aware of mercury exposure. Even in today's modern times, we are always vulnerable to contact with it, especially in the field of medicine. Research and question what is being offered to you, your children and the rest of your family.
  1. Pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides: If you have poisons on your lawn or garden, or you live near a sprayed farm, park, or golf course, you spend time every day involuntarily inhaling their fumes. This both damages you and feeds the viral infection with toxins that reinforce it.
  1. Insecticides in the home: flying bug spray, ant spray, cockroach spray and other poisons designed to kill insects end up poisoning you and also fueling the viral infection.
  1. Flu: challenges the immune system by depleting its reserves or causing an overreaction of the immune system that depletes it faster than under normal circumstances. When the immune system is lowered, it can allow other viruses—those responsible for Lyme disease symptoms—to come to the surface. Also, when you have a history of nerve inflammation and other neurological symptoms of Lyme disease, the high fever of flu can stress the central nervous system, causing nerves that are recently healed, sensitive, or inflamed to overheat—which in turn causes the symptoms to return. ( Note that milder strains of covid can manifest as the common flu. )
  1. Losing a loved one: The emotional trauma of losing a loved one can both weaken your immune system and boost viral infections, which feed on the resulting more corrosive hormonal mix produced by the adrenal glands.
  1. Heartbreak: Betrayal by a loved one, an unexpected breakup, a nasty divorce, or something that causes similar emotional trauma is a common viral trigger for the same reasons.
  1. Caring for a sick loved one: Again, emotional trauma can both weaken the immune system and boost viruses.
  1. Spider bite: A spider bite is actually a much more common trigger for Lyme disease symptoms than a tick bite, accounting for about 5% of cases on this list. If some of the spider's venom remains in your skin after the bite, you can get an infection that weakens your immune system. In about 1 in 5 cases, it will also cause a red rash.
  1. Bee sting: Like a spider bite, a bee sting is a much more common cause of Lyme disease symptoms than a tick bite, accounting for about 5% of cases on this list. If part of the bee remains in your skin during the sting, an infection can occur that weakens your immune system. About 1 in 5 cases will also cause a red rash.
  1. Prescription "virus-friendly" drugs: Viruses thrive on antibiotics that weaken the immune system at the same time. Drugs such as benzodiazepines have a similar effect. If you suspect you have a viral infection, see your doctor and reevaluate your medications.
  1. Too much prescribed medication: Even if a medication is needed for you in moderation, prescribing too much can knock your immune system out of whack, opening the door to a viral attack. Or if several doctors prescribe you different drugs, they can be combined into an immune-system-overwhelming cocktail.
  1. Drug use: Illicit drugs, which contain toxins, can both knock down your immune system and provide fuel for a viral infection.
  1. Financial stress: worries about losing your job, not being able to pay your bills and even possibly becoming homeless can lead to a range of strong challenging emotions - including fear of failure, fear of death, loss of sense of self , stress and shame - which can weaken your immune system's ability to fight off a viral infection.
  1. Physical injuries: spraining your ankle, being in a car accident, or other physical injury can wear your body down to the point where the virus feels emboldened to attack. This is doubly true if surgery is required to correct the problem, because the surgery is usually accompanied by antibiotics.
  1. Swimming in summer: when the weather is warm, red algae can build up in lakes or along the ocean shore. The loss of oxygen they create encourages the growth of bacteria, which can weaken your immune system and cause a virus to come out of a dormant state.
  1. Toxic Waste Runoff: Toxic heavy metals and other toxins can leach from old landfills into nearby lakes, especially during hot summer weather. Swimming in these lakes exposes you to toxins and lowers your immune system's ability to fight viral infection.
  1. Professional Carpet Cleaning: Traditional carpet cleaners use chemicals that are highly toxic to you. Also, many carpets already contain toxins, so "cleaning" is adding poisons on top of poisons. If you spend a lot of time indoors, you'll be breathing in these toxic fumes for most of each day, which can both weaken your immune system and feed viruses. Avoid this by buying "organic" carpets and organic cleaners and/or using a modern "organic" carpet cleaning service. Even they are questionable. If you are very sensitive, consider removing your carpets.
  1. Fresh paint: most fresh paint fills the air with toxic fumes. If you are in a home or office without much circulation, you can end up weakening your immune system and causing a viral infection.
  1. Insomnia: any sleep disorder disturbs the functioning of your body, which over time can cause a viral infection.
  1. Tick ​​bite: Although the medical community mistakenly believes that ticks cause Lyme disease, a tick bite can be a trigger for Lyme disease symptoms. As with spider bites and bee stings, an attack where part of the creature remains in your skin can lead to an infection, which in turn weakens your immune system. And if you have a hidden virus and the timing is perfect, one bite may be all it takes to trigger a viral infection outbreak. This infection has nothing to do with Borrelia burgdorferi; Borrelia is not the bacteria that causes this infection. Again, contrary to popular belief, the tick is the least common agent on this list, responsible for less than 0.5% of Lyme disease cases.

Even if one of these triggers awakens a dormant virus, it may take some time before the virus completes its preparations for war—such as growing an army of viral "soldier" cells—and launches its initial attack. None of these triggers can infect you with the viruses that cause Lyme disease symptoms, nor with the various bacteria that are mistakenly associated with Lyme disease.

If you suffer from what doctors call Lyme disease, chances are you harbored a virus in your body years before you got sick. There is approximately a 75% chance that one or more of the above factors occurred within three months to a year of the onset of your symptoms.

Continuation of the article in "Anthony William reveals the truth about Lyme disease (part 2)" .

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