By: Terry Graedon December 6, 2018 1 Comments
    Can You Kill Lyme Bacteria with Essential Oils?

    Lyme disease can sometimes be hard to treat because the bacteria that cause it, Borrelia burgdorferi, can go dormant. When Lyme bacteria are not actively reproducing, antibiotics can’t kill them. Es…

    By: Terry Graedon July 12, 2018 7 Comments
    Show 1128: What You Need to Know About Tick-Born…

    If you’ve spent time out in the woods this summer, or if you hope to hike or bike outside, you need to know about ticks. Ticks are not just icky; they can also carry dangerous diseases. In fact, tic…

    By: Terry Graedon July 12, 2018 7 Comments
    The Right Clothes Can Protect You from Ticks

    Avoiding tick-borne diseases starts with preventing tick bites to the extent possible. Outdoor enthusiasts are turning to a new tactic: the right clothes, which are those coated with permethrin. Testi…

    By: Terry Graedon July 2, 2018 12 Comments
    Will Coconut Oil Protect You from Mosquitoes and…

    Preventing bites from mosquitoes and ticks could mean side-stepping a serious infection such as West Nile virus or Lyme disease. So it's no wonder people are on the lookout for ways to avoid these bit…

    By: Terry Graedon May 3, 2018 3 Comments
    Ticks and Mosquitoes Responsible for More Diseas…

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that diseases carried by ticks and mosquitoes are becoming far more common. New data from 2004 to 2016 shows that such vector-borne diseases…

    By: Terry Graedon June 1, 2017 12 Comments
    Show 1081: What Do You Need to Know About Lyme D…

    There's been a big increase in mouse populations in many places over the past year. As a result, the number of ticks is booming, and you have a greater chance of being bitten when you go outside. Coul…

    By: Terry Graedon March 9, 2017 10 Comments
    Warning: This Will Be a Bad Summer for Lyme Dise…

    This may be an especially bad summer for Lyme disease, according to disease ecologists. This disease is caused by a spirochete transmitted by the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Why Will 2017 Be …

    By: Terry Graedon December 29, 2016 8 Comments
    A New Way to Prevent Lyme Disease

    Tick bites can transmit a variety of serious diseases, including Lyme disease. A specific germ causes this infection. It is a spirochete in the genus Borrelia. In the US, B. burgdorferi is usually r…

    By: Joe Graedon December 15, 2016 31 Comments
    Giant Generic Drug Scandal: Companies Accused of…

    We have long suspected that something was rotten within the generic drug industry. Put aside questions about substandard factories in China and India or fraudulent test results. The latest bombshell t…

    By: Terry Graedon February 11, 2016 2 Comments
    What Is the New Cause of Lyme Disease?

    Scientists at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota have identified a new type of bacteria as a cause of Lyme disease. For decades, Lyme disease has been associated with infection with the bacteria Borrelia …

    By: Terry Graedon January 21, 2016 10 Comments
    Is There Lyme Disease in Your County?

    The ticks (Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus) that carry Lyme disease are becoming ubiquitous throughout the United States. According to the CDC, these ticks, also termed deer ticks or black-legg…

    By: Joe Graedon September 5, 2013 32 Comments
    Why Does the Medical Establishment Get Defensive…

    In early July of 2013, Jane Brody, a respected health journalist for the New York Times, wrote in her Personal Health column an article titled "When Lyme Disease Lasts and Lasts." In it she described …

    By: Terry Graedon August 22, 2013 4 Comments
    CDC Drastically Increases Lyme Disease Estimate

    Lyme disease is far more common than most public health officials realized. Until this week, the CDC estimated that between 20,000 and 30,000 Americans were infected with the bacteria that causes Lyme…

    By: Joe Graedon August 20, 2013 25 Comments
    CDC Admits Lyme Rate Is 1000% Higher Than Expect…

    The CDC is catching up with something that patients have known for a long time, ie, that Lyme disease is more common than most health professionals have realized. This week the Centers for Disease Con…

    By: Terry Graedon June 23, 2011 5 Comments
    Tick-Borne Disease More Common

    Add another serious disease to the list of tick-borne infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that babesiosis has become 20 times more common in the Lower Hudson V…