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Weekend Watching: Under Our Skin - Documentary About Lyme Disease

What do you guys know about Lyme Disease?

I have a friend who was diagnosed with it, and is undergoing (brutal) treatment. I didn't know much about it, so she recommended that I watch this film. It was an eye opener for sure! Lyme is a controversial, often misdiagnosed, and highly politicized disease. This film is an extremely well done introduction. Wow. I cannot recommend it highly enough. I learned so much.

I urge you to watch it for your own awareness and protection.


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Excerpt from an Amazon review:

If you suffer from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, rheumatism, memory impairment, migraine, irritible bowel disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons, Epilepsy, Tourettes Syndrome, Autism, ALS, or Alzheimer's you may have Lyme Disease.

This DVD follows numerous Lyme Disease victims and explores the political controversies surrounding this devastating Disease, which is called "The Great Imitator," along with it's more easily detected and treated brother, Syphilis.

The current, officially accepted Lyme Disease testing and treatment guidelines, adopted by the Infectious Disease Society of America are exposed as a greedy fraud, which has caused horrendous unnecessary suffering and enormous costs to our nation. Financial conflicts of interest are exposed, including financial relationships with Lyme vaccine manufacturers and patents on Borrelia strains used by testing laboratories.

Unfortunately, health insurance companies profit by using these inadequate diagnostic criteria, to avoid diagnosing and treating patients, infected by Lyme Disease. The presently adopted testing criteria miss nearly as many actual Lyme Disease infections as they find. The approved IFA and Western Blot criteria prevents many Lyme Disease patients from being identified, until after they are disabled by this cruel disease.

Buy a copy of this DVD and schedule a free public viewing, at a local library, health food store, church, hospital, Autism, Parkinson's, Depression, Epilepsy, Lupus or addiction support group.

Since somewhere between 25 and 50 percent of the US population tests positive for Borrelia, with the more sensitive Lyme Disease tests, you almost certainly know someone suffering from Lyme Disease.

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Use of Essential Oils

To release a tick put Peppermint Oil on your finger tip and rub around imbedded tick, it will back out all by itself.

Lyme Disease post from Essential Oil Testimonial (have to create an account, free) http://www.oil-testimonials.com/essential-oils/8559/headache...

Author: Robin Stark-Hansen
Professional skills: Massage Therapist
Location: MN, United States
Posted: 05-16-2013

My son developed extreme fatigue about five years ago. It was such a struggle for him to get through a day of college and maintain his work schedule. He was always looking for a little time to nap so he could go on. He was also dealing with some back pain and low grade headaches that were there all the time. My heart ached for him but I was also newly divorced and in a very demanding college program myself so there was little time to focus on him.

As massage thereapist, I would trade massage to an acupuncturist friend in exchange for acupuncture treatments for him which helped temporarily. A Lyme Disease test was ran but it came back negative as well as a sleep-study and blood panels. All negative or normal.

Three weeks ago we attended a small conference in northern Minnesota featuring a gal from Wisconsin who had severe Lyme Disease for years before diagnosis. At the point of diagnosis she was almost dead, too weak for antibiotic treatments. She has suffered through many surgeries to her spine and many doctors who eventually thought a psycologist was more in order. Somehow Young Living Oils were introduced to her and she began using them. She is now completely well.

My son is now using her antibiotic recipe: 2 drops frankincense, 6 drops oregano and 12 drops of Thieves in a gel capsule. Take every 4 hours for 3 days, every 8 hours for 4 days, every 12 hours for 5 days and once a day for 6 days. It is dehydrating so drink lots of water. If this is too strong a formula for your stomach it can be divided into more capsules and spread out more through the day. You should be urinating once an hour to help move toxins out.

After this two week regimen it is important to cleanse your body of the dead spirochete bodies that can build up in the body. The gal that spoke used the Master Cleanse at this point with great success. She also recommends building the body with the Young Living supplements: Life 5, Essentialzyme 4 and Inner Defense. Raindrop Therapy once a week was also recommended if possible. The oils in this therapy can also be rubbed on the feet if no one is available to apply them to your back.

My son was close to choosing an antibiotic treatment before hearing this gal's story and I just hated to see him do that. He has decided not to do that now and is using this regimen instead and is beginning to feel a change in the quality of his headaches and fatigue.

Antibiotics and pharmaceuticals did not work for the speaker. I believe they are most effective at the time of the bite or when the bullseye is present but not after years of carrying the disease. The Spirochetes multiply so fast and are incredibly adaptive and able to hide deep within cells, even within the larvae of the unhatched. It's just freaky!!

I am so greatful everytime I attend an event or read a story that points me and my loved ones down the right road now that I am on this journey with essential oils. (end)

I have been using oils for many years for antibiotics to curing ingrown toe nail. I also do Raindrop Therapy.

I know a little about it

I'm just now watching to see what this is all about; however, for those who have Lyme's disease: Seek out a Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Therapist. *Note* this is not a massage therapist who "does" lymphatic drainage, but rather, a trained MLD practioner or Certified Lymphatic Therapist. These can be doctors, massage therapists, physical therapists, acupuncturists- anyone who has over 200 hours of training on top of their original training with their modalities.

Lyme's Disease creates toxicity or cytotoxicity within the body. From my understanding the disease/virus lives within you and as it dies it creates this toxicity.

All things metabolized are within your liver. Let's take that word: Liver. "Live"r. The liver is really a power house organ that when working allows us to feel alive. Just think about how you feel after a huge night out imbibing in your legal poison. Do you feel like death the next day or are you able to run marathons?

So as this virus dies off in your body, it creates toxicity within your cells- eventually creating a toxic liver or a toxic life.

Enter the MLD. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a hands on treatment much like massage therapy. It's a treatment of precise light touch, influencing the lymphatic vessels just beneath your skin. This movement of lymph (think circulation and immunity), via lymph drainage (vodder technique) helps filter the blood and eliminate waste via bowel movements and urination throughout the day.

My Lyme's Disease patients report that they feel much better for up to 2-3 weeks sometimes more- depending on how clean they keep their insides. Elimination of inflammatory agents are key to treatment- reduce alcohol to zero if possible, whole foods, and eliminate gluten. A test for allergies may also be helpful to help eliminate harmful foods from your diet.

In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.

Skeptical of the antibiotic treatments

Maybe it's the thing to do, I'm not gonna get in the way of how anyone deals with their Lyme's Disease but from a physiological point of view- the majority of your lymph nodes are within your abdomen. Antibiotics kill everything in your gut, many times making matters worse as some people may develop "leaky gut syndrome."

Not a big fan of the antibiotic treatment methods.

Ask yourself if killing beneficial bacteria within the gut will be helpful for your digestion and/or immunity?

I encourage all to investigate what are guts do. Our guts produce neurotransmitters that make us feel calm, and happy; without them many feel depressed and/or anxious.

Medication that kills your flora and slows down peristaltic movement and organ motility will not provide the human body with much to overcome illness.

In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.

Very Powerful...

Thanks for sharing, Michael!

Most of the documentary was another piece of the puzzle, confirming the unethical influence of Big Pharma on medical practices.

Some other very interesting highlights to me:

1) Possible connection of the agent of Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), to Alzheimer's, ALS, Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis.
2) The use of the Syphilis Model by Dr. Alan MacDonald to study Lyme Disease:

"Perhaps the most compelling evidence for Borrelia as a far greater player than previously thought comes from the work of Alan MacDonald, MD, who's been studying parallels between Lyme disease and syphilis for the past 30 years. MacDonald found the DNA of Borrelia in seven out of ten brain specimens from people who died of Alzheimer's disease.

Astonishingly, the DNA was "fused" with human DNA, into one molecule! Syphilis is well known for causing symptoms across multiple body systems, including neurosyphilis, the psychiatric form of the illness."

3) The Biofilm bombshell during the last 10 minutes that would explain why "Chronic Lyme Disease" may exist and be resistant to anti-biotics.

4) The idea that perhaps Lyme Disease could be an STD.


It's amazing just how much you can learn about the failure of our modern medical system just by studying Lyme disease.

A large portion of people that suffer from Lyme end up acquiring one of the mentioned diseases above, which still all have no "cure". There is a link there, but again, the lack of public awareness and financial investment into research is killing people here, literally and figuratively.

Interesting sidenote on this: Michal J. Fox, who we all know is currently suffering from Parkinson's Disease, was infected with Lyme disease 2 years before he acquired Parkinson's. I've always felt if he were to be apart of linking these diseases to the public eye, that would be a surefire way to raise public awareness on this quickly.

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Yes it was

Agreed on all counts.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

I don't have time to watch

I don't have time to watch the documentary this weekend, but I have some information for you to pass to your friend.

First, there are multiple strains of the bacterial disease. (Some say it's man made, but the fact is it exists and has and will continue to mutate. It doesn't really matter to the person who has the disease.)

Second, the correct type of antibiotics will kill the disease for the correct strain of the bacteria.

Third, there are various degrees of reliability for the lyme disease tests. I've talked with a doctor who stopped using a certain lab because he received 5 different results from the same blood sample drawn at the same time.

Forth, there is something else going on with your friend if they haven't responded to the antibiotics. The first path I would investigate is the CIRS diagnosis. It stands for Chronic Inflammation Response Syndrome. http://www.survivingmold.com/ 24.7 % of humanity is predisposed to have an "auto immune" cascade reaction when presented against biotoxins from mold, pfiesteria, lyme, and a few other toxins.

Co-infections and Pathogens

To add to the fourth point, if a patients body fails to respond to strong long-term antibiotics, then it is likely that there is something else. When being bitten by a tick, or any other pathogen organism, parasites, viruses, fungus and other strands of lyme can be delivered into the body on top of the lyme bacteria.

There are ways to cleanse the body of these things, but it can be difficult to determine what else you may have in your body. There are ways that this can be done, but none are mainstream and the blood test they give you at your local clinic is a joke.

It only checks for one strain of anti-bodies that will show up when a patient is infected with Lyme. Since we now know there are over 50 different strains, and parasites/viruses/fungus are also common when someone is infected, the test is clearly ineffective, and desperately outdated.

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Ok, thanks

Most of that (1-3) was in the film, but not the 4th. I will look into it and pass it along.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

Well, there you go,,,

this sounds like a soft kill program created by man and targeted at the two legged mammal population.

Insurance/big pharma is evil.


one word IT SUCKS!!!!!

I was down for the count for 6 months and then my daughter got it and then my mother. In all I know twelve people who have been affected by Lyme's Disease. I live in Rhode Island.

I worked with a naturapath/homeopath to buttress myself for all the antibiotics that I had to endure. Today I'm pretty good but I am now OBSESSED with ticks. Its those teeny tiny ticks that are the real monsters. Seriously they are soooooo small.

Another gift from government

Lyme Disease

Yup. If anyone out there

Yup. If anyone out there has ANY doubt at all about this, below is a very well written book that blows any doubts wide open about the origin of lyme:

Lab 257 by Michael Christopher Carroll

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Lab 257

Thanks for the info. I'm putting the book link here so others will see it on the bookshelf --->


There seems to be no end to how deep the rabbit hole goes.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

Plum Island facility... across Long Island Sound from Lyme, CT

And thanks Mr. Nystrom for bringing up the topic. A lot of people close to me and my family have been effected by this disease for years.

Jesse Ventura exposes Plum Island facility, founded by 'former' Nazi Dr. Eric Traub...

*Edit - You can skip the parts about the 'Montauk Monster' if you choose, as it is likely disinformation, whereas the significance of the video is all the other information.

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Why is treatment for chronic Lyme Disease often denied?

Hailing from CT, I know a lot of people who have gotten Lyme disease, some people with severe problems.

There is a conspiracy theory behind Lyme disease. The people I know, and many of their family members are convinced that the conspiracy is real. And big surprise, so am I...

"Why the government won't allow treatment for Chronic Lyme Disease."

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

The Invisible Disease

Thanks Michael for the post, very surprising to see a post about this, but any extra awareness we have on this subject is a good thing. I'm actually seeing one of the doctors in Under Our Skin currently.

For me personally, Lyme Disease is what lead me towards the current liberty movement and Ron Paul in the first place. The parallels between the fight for liberty and the fight for treatments for Lyme Disease two are striking, especially if you have it or know someone that does.

I've had Chronic Lyme Disease for about 23 years. Been in treatment for 8 years with little success, although I feel I am getting closer to recovery. Lyme can mimic hundreds of other medical conditions and is probably one of the most misdiagnosed diseases currently today because of this.

Although the physical issues that you develop from this can be insanely severe and debilitating, the social stigma from having this can arguably exceed the physical. Doctors, insurance companies, prescription drug companies, acquaintances, co-workers, friends, and even family will all probably dismiss, deny, or call you crazy if you ever announce that you have Chronic Lyme Disease, because it is not recognized by 99% of doctors or the public as being real.

The closest thing I can compare this is to is the way people with HIV and AIDS were treated in the early 1980's. Socially ignored, medically ignored, and you are pretty much on your own with trying to find a way to treat this to have a reasonable quality of life again. Watch the movie Dallas Buyers Club.. very similar to what Lyme patients are going through right now.

Lyme disease and/or it's co-infections rarely kill its host, but from what I understand, suicide is the leading cause of death for people with Lyme disease because of the aforementioned problems that come with it.

The way to battle this is the same way we fight for liberty, with education. If more people knew about what is going on with this disease, we would have more public support and would probably be 98% closer to finding easy treatments or even cures for this thing, however, the system is actively fighting against education about this and is trying to stop those that stand up and offer ways to treat this disease legitimately.

If the efforts from the government, insurance companies, and medical industry altogether were put into finding legitimate treatments, Lyme would already have a cure. We are nearly there with almost no research and a tiny amount of doctors trying to find it.

If anyone wants to know more about this I can answer any questions anyone has as a long time occupant of the little bug.

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Thank you for sharing

My friend is also seeing one of the doctors in this film. A lot of people thought that everything was 'just in her head.' Honestly, I didn't know what to think either. It was eye opening, and I learned just about everything that you said in this comment from the film.

I also have another friend who has a variety of mystery symptoms - chronic fatigue, arthritis, insomnia, headaches - etc. that have plagued him for the past decade, and none of the doctors can figure out why.

It is a real challenge for everyone involved. I'm sorry for your suffering.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

I have lyme and coinfections.

I have lyme and coinfections. Sucks. 6 months into treatment and it's gonna be quite a bit longer.

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I have a couple of friends with Lyme's

One of them got Bell's Palsy and had to take IV antibiotics. Another suffers from persistent rashes. Bad stuff.

I religiously scan my body every 12 hours when I spend time in the woods or even in the backyard. As long as you find the tick before it lets go and pull it off, you are fine. It's the backwash when they release that infects you.

Greenbriar (smilax) is used both in traditional Chinese medicine and Cherokee medicine against spirochetes. This article lists some other herbs:


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