Tami Duncan, co-founder of
the Lyme-Induced Autism (LIA) Foundation and Bryan Rosner have
just finished co-writing a book entitled The
Lyme-Autism Connection: Unveiling the Shocking Link Between Lyme
Disease and Childhood Developmental Disorders. The book
was published in June, 2008 and is now available.
Lyme-Autism Connection Paperback Book
$25.95, Written by Bryan Rosner & Tami Duncan
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Over the last decade, two disease epidemics have gone from mild
ripples in the water to roaring, ravenous, all-consuming tidal
waves, destroying thousands of lives and tearing apart countless
These two diseases are Lyme disaese and autism.
Until recently, these afflictions were believed to be unrelated.
Actually, that is an understatement. They were believed to have
absolutely nothing in common, occupying distinct and opposite
positions in the medical field. While bronchitis and strep
throat have some relationship in that they are both infections,
Lyme disease and autism were thought to have nothing in common
at all—one is a tick-borne infection which healthy people
contract while camping, and the other is a prenatal brain
Recently, however, science has found similarities between Lyme
disease and autism that cannot be ignored. When one looks
beneath the surface of these seemingly diverse disorders, the
underlying discoveries are shocking.
more and order The Lyme-Autism Connection
287 Pages, $25.95, Paperback
Read Excerpts from the Book:
Watch Dr. Charles Ray Jones
and Dr. Warren Levin
talk about the Lyme-autism connection at the
2008 Lyme-Induced Autism conference:
An investigative report, this book set
out to examine the explosive increase in both Lyme disease
and autism cases. The book is based on objective scientific data
the latest Lyme-autism connection scientific study) as
well as the vast wisdom and experience of physicians,
researchers and parents. Although the Lyme-autism connection is
an area of research which is brand new and continually
developing, there is an ever-increasing amount of
information and science to support the connection hypothesis.
The following are some of the discoveries which were made by the
authors and presented in the book:
- Autism involves the immune system, and many of the
immune dysfunctions seen in autism are the same as those
seen in Lyme disease.
- Numerous infections appear to be involved in autism,
one of which is Borrelia burgdorferi (the Lyme disease
bacteria). Borrelia appears to be one of the more important
infections due to its skyrocketing prevalence and epidemic
- The Lyme-autism connection has been substantiated by
clinical experience, both in the physician’s office and at
home among numerous mothers.
- Borrelia can be transmitted from mother to baby
during pregnancy, resulting in early childhood infection.
- The symptoms of Lyme disease overlap with the
symptoms of autism, and in fact, the two diseases share in
common many of the same “mimicking diagnoses.” Both Lyme
disease and autism are characterized by clustering of these
diseases within family histories.
- The Lyme-autism connection is being studied with
increasing frequency, by researchers with an ever-growing
list of qualifications and credentials.
- The connection is supported by geographical,
chronological, and statistical analysis of the epidemiology
of the two diseases.
- The Lyme-autism connection is comprised of not one
or two elements, but instead, numerous puzzle pieces which
support one another to create and substantiate the
- If you intend to take action and apply Lyme disease
treatment to your child, please do so only under the
supervision of a licensed physician.
- This field is evolving rapidly. To stay up to date,
keep connected with the LIA
One of the most striking findings was the overlap between
the states with the highest incidence of Lyme disease and the
states with the highest incidence of autism. The following
graphs show this dramatic association. In the below graphs,
cases of Lyme disease are indicated by black bars, and cases of
autism are indicated by grey bars. Note the unmistakable
clumping of cases of Lyme disease in the states with
the highest incidence of autism. This graph has been broken into
two parts to accomodate the narrow width of this email.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword by Robert Bransfield, M.D., 10
Information for the Reader,
The LIA Foundation, 12
Introduction to this book,
Getting Personal with Bryan and Tami
Bryan’s Preface: The Lyme-Autism Connection Close
To Home, 19
Tami’s Preface: Research
and Questions Bring New Hope, 24
The Twin Epidemics, 33
An Uphill Battle, 37
The Many Faces of Autism,
But Isn't Lyme Disease a
Simple Bacteria?, 48
ILADS List: Basic
Information About Lyme Disease, 48
Infection Stew, 52
On The Front Lines, 56
2 Building the
Congenital Transfer, 59
Pregnancy and Lyme Disease, By John Drulle, M.D., 62
Recent Studies, 69
Family Disease Trends,
Interpreting the Data and
Moving Past the Genetics Paradigm, 78
Refuting the Inventible
3 Immunity and
Building the Case, 83
Autism and Infections,
A Few Key Example
4 Making the
The Antibiotic Clue, 97
The Key Lyme-Autism Study,
Open Studies, 111
5 Connecting the Dots:
Symptoms vs. Syndromes, 116
Blurred Lines Between
Disease Labels, 117
Lyme Disease: The Great
Autism: The Next Great
Where the Rubber Meets the
6 Connecting the Dots:
The Correlation Coefficient, 135
7 Getting Help
Finding a physician, 154
Finding a Lyme-Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD), 158
Finding an Autism-Literate Medical Doctor, 159
Using Internet Discussion
Groups to Locate a Physician, 159
Brief Tips for Formulating
a Treatment Plan, 160
Treatment Resources, 161
Closing Argument, 165
Appendix A: Testing for Lyme Disease and
Appendix B: Introduction to
Lyme Disease, 179
Appendix C: Testing for and
Treating Heavy Metal Poisoning, 189
Appendix D: The Think Tank
Appendix E: Personal
Stories of Mothers and Families, 224
Lyme Strain Spreading in U.S., Europe - WebMD
recent news article published by WebMD, and reviewed by
Louise Change, M.D., is entitled “Virulent Strain of Lyme
Disease Spreading in U.S., Europe.” Here are some of the
highlights from the article.
It's not a new strain of Borrelia burgdorferi, the
spirochete or spiral-shaped bacterium that causes Lyme
disease. In fact, it was one of the first strains ever
identified -- found in the cerebrospinal fluid of a patient
with severe Lyme meningitis.
But now Wei-Gang Qiu, PhD, Benjamin Luft, MD, and colleagues
find that the particularly nasty ospC type A strain appears
to be the most common of the 20 or so B. burgdorferi strains
found in the U.S. The spread of this virulent strain, they
suggest, could be part of the reason for the increase in
Lyme disease cases seen over the past two decades.
"OspC type A is the type most widely distributed in the
U.S. -- and, as others have shown, this is the most virulent
strain," Qiu, an assistant professor at New York's
Hunter College, tells WebMD. "If this is widespread, it
is not good. You don't want to see this thing
increase." Read the full article here
Bartonella Textbook by James Schaller, M.D.
Summer of 2008, Dr. James Schaller published another
excellent book on Lyme co-infections - this time, a book
on Bartonella. This book is an excellent complementary
resource to his recently published Babesia
. Bartonella is found throughout the entire
world, in cities, suburbs, and rural locations. It is
found in fleas, dust mites, ticks, lice, flies, cat and
dog saliva, and insect feces.
Bartonella is so powerful at suppressing immunity that it
can be found attached to red blood cells, and inside blood
vessel walls, both without causing extreme fever and
death. This suppression makes killing any other
challenging co-infection very difficult.
- This is the first Bartonella
Skin-Pattern book in English.
- Now you or your child can be
diagnosed by newly discovered skin findings.
- Exciting new treatments for
most important resource supporting Lyme-autism research
is the Lyme-Induced Autism (LIA) Foundation. The foundation
hosts think tanks and conferences in which the brightest
minds of medicine gather to roundtable about the connection.
If you were unable to attend the 2008 LIA Foundation
Conference held on April 12 in Fort Lee, New Jersey, you
should consider getting the 9-DVD
set from the conference
. We now carry this set as a
supporting resource for the Lyme-autism book. Some of the
most respected and knowledgeable physicians in the field
spoke at the conference, including:
Robert Bransfield, MD
Richie Shoemaker, MD
Charles Ray Jones, MD
Janelle Love, M.D.
Peta Cohen, MS, RD
Guissepina Feingold, MD
Warren Levin, MD
Richard Horowitz, MD
The 9-DVD set includes all of these presentations. Learn
more about the DVD set and place your order here
need your help! One of our upcoming books, focusing on Lyme
disease and health insurance challenges, requires the
stories and victories of patients just like you. If you have
a success story of your battle with a health insurance
company, please let us know about it!
Specifically we are looking for stories of patients that
have successfully litigated cases against any insurer, with
copies of all court documents. Please include the
originating complaint that brought about the court action.
Did the patient have long-term disability cut off without
notice? Did the patient experience their health
insurer deny benefits for coverage of treatment? Has
litigation brought about resolution and resumption of
coverage issues? Has any patient challenged the IDSA
guidelines and their "standard of care"
successfully? Has anyone overcome the "not
medically necessary" curve ball that insurers like to
throw at patients? Finally, were punitive damages
awarded or damages for pain & suffering, loss of future
earnings, past and future medical expenses which ensued
resulting from not being treated in a timely and thorough
manner? Would the patient be willing to be interviewed
by phone? Any Lyme legal victory story with proper
documentation will be considered.
We need case victories that focused on patient SSDI, health
insurer, LTD insurer, worker's comp insurer and casualty
insurer, and worsening of symptoms due to third party
causes. We prefer to have all court documentation of
On the physician front, we are looking for victories over
state medical boards, health insurers, physician protection
legislation that some states have in place, victories in
getting research published in mainstream journals and grant
allocations. Please submit all information on
this topic to Kathleen at Christdied4u2@bellsouth.net.
About Kathleen Liporace,
author of the new book:
Kathleen Liporace’s field of employment is
medico-legal consulting for attorneys and patients against
insurers. This involves much research, negotiating and
writing. She has done well over 600 hours of research
into Lyme and co-infections and the controversy surrounding
the IDSA elite Lyme guideline writing members.
ongoing effort to keep the Lyme community up to date with
the latest news and events, Bryan Rosner spends considerable
time updating his Video Blog. In this blog, Bryan discusses
various important Lyme-related topics. The blog is updated
1-4 times per month. Don't forget to bookmark the page when
you visit and check back for the latest news and research!
Visit the blog now: http://www.lymevideoblog.com
now carry the well-known and highly informative textbook by
Lida Mattman, Ph.D., entitled Cell
Wall Deficient Forms: Stealth Pathogens. This book is a
must have for doctors, patients, and researchers. Lida
Mattman graduated from Yale University with a Ph.D. in
immunology. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in
Medicine and she is respected worldwide as the leading
expert on cell wall deficient bacteria.
At 448 pages long, and 2.1lbs in weight, the book is
extensive and thorough. Lida Mattman's work has invluenced
many current treatment protocols and much modern thinking on
more about the book here.
Publishing Group is now offering a children's
book on Lyme disease! We all know that Lyme disease can
be very devastating in children. It is also a difficult task
to educate children about the disease. Now you can
accomplish this! Don't miss this beautifully
illustrated, expertly written children's book on Lyme
disease, authored by a registerd nurse.
Getting this book for your child may provide an incalculable
benefit if your child becomes aware of the dangers of Lyme
disease and is careful when outdoors and in wooded areas. See
a sample page from the book and learn more here.
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