Tick Websites & Information
~ On Jun 21, 2015 2:28 PM, Stephanie Colby wrote:
Thank You for inviting John and I to your recent meeting. Please excuse the delay in getting you these websites for tick information. We have a lot of information and I wanted to narrow it down so it wasn't so overwhelming. I tried to give you a bit of everything. I have detailed medical treatment information and what the latest research is showing and am willing to meet with anyone who is interested and share this info.
Stephanie Colby cell: 508 331 3417
www.igenex.com (One of the best labs for testing for Lyme)
www.ilads.org (largest medical/professional organization, excellent guidelines)
www.lymeinfo.net (general information)
www.nutramedix.com (good natural products, product studies, videos )
visit lymediseasechallenge.org for information and find out how you can spread awareness and the real facts on Lyme Disease
Additional facts and info:
Most labs use insensitive FDA-approved test kits that miss nearly half the positive cases. Ask your doctor to order a Western blot blood test, which gives more information than the ELISA.
Studies show that up to half of all patients with Lyme Disease received false negative results. This delayed diagnosis means they don't receive needed treatment in a timely manner.
The CDC estimates that there are 300,000 new cases of Lyme Disease each year in the United States . Ten times more than Americans previously reported. Some experts believe the actual number of new cases could be as high as 1-2 million new cases in the U.S. alone.
Lyme Disease has been found on every continent except Antartica
Children are at the highest risk of contracting Lyme Disease and are more vulnerable to central nervous system infections
Lyme Disease has been called "the great imitator" and can be mistaken for numerous diseases such as ALS, MS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease, Autism and other difficult to diagnose multi-system illnesses.
(info from lymedisease.org)
Dr. Richard Horowitz has studied and treated Lyme for 30 years. His book is : Why Can't I Get Better: Solving The Mystery of Lyme. He practices at the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center in Hudson N.Y.
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