A Step Forward LLC

 

 Chronic Lyme Disease Resources and Links

 

This is THE best and most reliable site to go to.  This is the best professional organizations as it has Lyme Literate Researchers, Health Care Professionals, and Physicians. 

 
This is a MUST see to order and see with your family and friends.  And to get on their mailing list.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Read carefully.  This is one of the few places in the country that can do accurate testing for Chronic Lyme.  It will explain why local test that are done in local labs will not pick up Lyme disease most of the time.

 
http://lymedisease.org/news/touchedbylyme/crash-course-in-lyme.html

 

 


 

 

Free Movie and Events

 

Under Our Skins

A Health Care Nightmare

 

 (International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) is a recommended site to also look for information.)

A documentary Film by Andy Abrahams Wilson

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A gripping tale of microbes, medicine and money, UNDER OUR SKIN exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most controversial and fastest growing epidemics of our time.

Each year thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, told that their symptoms are "all in their head." Following the stories of patients and physicians fighting for their lives and livelihoods, the film brings into focus a haunting picture of the healthcare system and a medical establishment all too willing to put profits ahead of patients.

Background

In the early 1970's, a mysterious ailment was discovered among children living around the town of Lyme, CT. What was first diagnosed as isolated cases of juvenile arthritis, eventually became known as Lyme disease, an illness triggered by spiral-shaped bacteria, similar to the microorganisms that cause syphilis.

 Today, many of those untreated will suffer chronic debilitating illness. Some unknowingly will pass the disease on to their unborn children. Many will lose their livelihoods, and still others, their lives. Yet Lyme disease is one of the most misunderstood and controversial illnesses of our time.

Difficult to test accurately, tens of thousands of people go undiagnosed—or misdiagnosed with such conditions as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, autism, MS and ALS. The Centers for Disease

Control admits that more than 300,000 people may acquire Lyme disease each year, a number greater than AIDS, West Nile virus, and swine and avian flu combined. And yet, the medical establishment—with profound influence from the insurance industry—has stated that the disease is easily detectable and treatable, and that “chronic Lyme” is some other unrecognized syndrome or a completely psychosomatic disorder.

UNDER OUR SKIN is a powerful and often terrifying look not only at the science and politics of the disease, but also the personal stories of those whose lives have been affected and nearly destroyed. From a few brave doctors who risk their medical licenses, to patients who once led active lives but now can barely walk, the film uncovers a hidden world that will astound viewers. While exposing a broken health care and medical research system, the film also gives voice to those who believe that instead of a crisis, Lyme is simply a "disease du jour," over diagnosed and contributing to another crisis: the looming resistance of microbes and ineffectuality of antibiotics. As suspenseful and hair-raising as a Hollywood thriller,

UNDER OUR SKIN is sure to get under yours.

Topics in this film include:

·         Lyme disease and other Tick-borne disease

·         Public Health Policy

·         The role of insurance companies in defining disease

·         The role of major pharmaceutical companies in setting or limiting medical research agendas

·         The psychological impact of living with a chronic debilitating disease

 

 

 

 

 

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