Lyme disease was used as a bioweapon?
You might have seen some of those headlines lately from CBS, Washington Post, and others:
“Lawmakers Want The Pentagon To Investigate A Bizarre Conspiracy Theory That The Government Weaponized Ticks And Spread Lyme Disease”
“Lyme disease as war weapon? Rep. Chris Smith’s push for probe advances after call for Trump to investigate”
“Did Pentagon turn ticks into bioweapons that spread Lyme Disease? N.J. congressman wants answers.”
“House passes amendment ordering Pentagon to review whether the U.S. experimented with weaponizing ticks“
There is this theory that ticks were used by the US government as bioweapons several decades ago.
Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.) is so concerned about an alleged tick-bioweapon project that he led an effort to pass an amendment ordering the Defense Department to investigate it.
Specifically, the amendment orders the department’s inspector general to determine whether government scientists experimented with bioweapons, specifically in ticks, and if those arachnids ended up making their way out of the labs and into the public between the 1950s and the 1970s.
He claims that the idea that the government does experiments on animals and insects is not so far-fetched; the Pentagon has studied whether insects could carry viruses to make genetic modifications to crops, and the Navy even trained combat dolphins for finding bombs underwater.
I do not know if Lyme is a bioweapon developed by the US government.
But one thing I know is that Lyme can and is pretty debilitating.
I know because I used to suffer from it. I had no life before I got rid of this infection and its co-infections.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, an elongated, spiral-shaped bacteria transmitted to humans through the bite of a tick. Known as spirochetes, these bacteria are unusual, not well studied, elusive, and difficult to cultivate in the laboratory, and capable of advanced survival activities more commonly found in larger, more intelligent organisms.
It is now well-established that Borrelia organisms (and even the co-infections Babesia and Bartonella) are unlike many other kinds of microorganisms in that they are highly advanced in their lifecycle activities, survival capabilities, and ability to respond to environmental threats. Each year, approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to CDC.
Lyme patients have a wide range of symptoms that are, unfortunately, not specific to Lyme, which makes it difficult to diagnose. Fever, dizziness, muscle and joint pain, and headaches are only a few of the possible things one could experience if they contract Lyme disease, according to the CDC.
In addition, a lot of patients with Lyme are being misdiagnosed with Alzheimer disease, ALS, autism, dementia, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, auto-immune disease, insomnia, seizure, mental disorders, thyroid issues, etc.
Lyme can be transmitted by ticks, mosquitoes, spiders, fleas, dogs, cats, intercourse, and dust mites.
Lyme disease is very complex because this bacterium hides into the tissues and organs. It lives in the gut. As a matter of fact, some scientists believe it is actually a parasite, not a bacterium, which explains why antibiotics don’t help.
Lyme hides in the gall bladder, liver, biofilms, it hides in nematodes, parasites, worms.
We know that these community members are larger than Borrelia, Bartonella, and Babesia, and we know that they play an important role in the Lyme complex. They are likely worms, or worm-like organisms, or even a number of different species of worm-like organisms. As it turns out, these larger worms or parasites have some surprising properties.
First, they can live outside the gut and throughout the rest of the body. Historically, worms and worm-like parasites were believed to be mostly confined to the gut. These new worms or parasites can take up residence with Borrelia, Babesia, and Bartonella, take shelter within biofilm communities, and become important partners in the survival of the infections.
It now appears that many Lyme sufferers are infected with these newly acknowledged parasites, just like many Lyme sufferers carry co-infections. Furthermore, because of the symbiotic relationship between parasites and Lyme-related infections, without addressing parasites, overall progress in healing may be halted. Therefore, the topic of treating parasitic infections is hugely important. Ignoring it could cause your entire healing process to come to a halt.
Other than the co-infections, there is what I call the “opportunistic infections.” The combined effect of the initial infection is an immune suppressive effect, and then the patient becomes vulnerable to all sorts of other things.
The most common things people contract early on in the course of the illness is different forms of parasites, such as protozoa; Babesia itself being one of them.
There is Giardia, amoebas, Trichomonas, malaria, and different forms of infections that aren’t labeled yet. There is a new one called FL1953. Stephen Frye discovered it. It’s a protozoan organism that’s causing severe fatigue and illness in chronically ill people. It’s almost always present in a patient with Lyme disease.
And then we find a lot of worms in people. They may be microscopic, and they may be macroscopic. That means they may be visible in the stool, or they may not be visible.”
They are three major factors we need to uncover to start the healing process: a) identify the organ (s) that have been affected by this micro-organism, b) identify and address the co-infectious micro-organisms, c) identify the nutritional deficiencies that are caused by this disease
Accumulation of mercury and other metals suppresses the immune system, which makes the body prone to a Lyme infection. That explains why some people develop full-blown Lyme as opposed to others who can get rid of it quickly.
parasites are the major cause of virtually every major illness. Regarding Lyme
disease, it is the primary co-infection of Lyme that underlies the severity of
We know that more than 70% of the immune system is located in the gut. As the primary mechanism of defense, the immune system fights hard the presence of parasites anywhere along the GI tract. As a consequence, the immune system shut itself down over time and cannot fight pathogens anymore.
Parasitic infections are often missed by Lyme-literate doctors who mostly focus more on the common tick-borne infections than other causes of symptoms. And if they identify parasites in a Lyme patient, they do not have the necessary tools to properly handle this situation to get rid of them once and for all.
Parasites can cause a diverse array of symptoms, including gastrointestinal problems, malabsorption, vertigo, skin rashes, fatigue, memory loss, brain fog, depression, allergies, pain, among others.
In other words, parasites can mimic symptoms of Lyme disease. Often time doctors are misled to believe that Lyme is the main problem, but in fact parasites are the actual underlying factor that contributes to the progression of the disease.
In the majority of cases, if not all, parasites can make the patients sicker than the Lyme infection by itself. It is therefore important to get rid of parasites and avoid contamination.
There is no doubt that Lyme is a complex and multi-faceted disease. Several factors have to be taken into account in order to come up with the proper treatment. The most important factor that we absolutely need to consider is the way of transmission and the co-infectious pathogens.
Some researchers have discovered that DNA from worms can be found in a bacterial biofilm community. This means that worms/parasites may be involved, to some degree, in the proliferation and survival of much smaller bacteria, such as Lyme bacteria.
In fact, it may be impossible to adequately treat Lyme disease without addressing this worm infestation. Thus, as you can see, parasitic treatment is the key when it comes to Lyme disease.
Anti-worm therapies help and are critical to destabilize the entire Lyme disease colonies located in deep tissue throughout the body. Indeed, we see that the use of anti-parasite herbs, for example, degrades the biofilm surrounding the Lyme bacteria colonies which lead to the reversal of the Lyme symptoms.
Finally, it is believed that around 40% of American ticks transmit “nematodes” which are parasites. Dr. Willi Burgdorferi, who discovered the Borrelia, found 30 types of microscopic worms in an adult tick, which might lead to conclude that if people are indeed infected with various types of parasites the treatment with just antibiotics is not going to clean the infection and may actually make things worse.
This certainly is the answer to why ill people relapse and cannot get completely cured. Those cases cataloged as “Chronic Lyme Disease” could be just cases of people who have parasitic infections not properly treated.
There is no specific test for Lyme. The average patient sees 5 doctors over a period of 2 years before being properly diagnosed.
One of the reasons is that 50% of the patients do not recall any rash, which doctors think is the first evidence of being infected with Lyme bacteria.
The other reason is that the common ELISA test that you receive at your doctor’s office misses about 35-50% of the time the detection of Lyme.
Conventional medicine is lost when it comes to treating Lyme disease. However, if you have Lyme or believe you have symptoms similar to Lyme, there is hope that you can be helped.
Functional medicine is the future! 😊