Publisher: HMH Books
Publication Date: June 02, 2020
Binding: Kobo eBook
After nearly dying of the disease himself, Steven Phillips, MD, experienced firsthand the confusion in the medical community about Lyme disease that too often leads to misdiagnosed and undiagnosed cases. He has made it his mission to separate facts from misconceptions, working with top universities to find cures and novel therapies for this often debilitating disease that affects so many.
In this eye-opening and controversial book, Dr. Phillips and his former patient, Dana Parish, who has become a major voice in the field of Lyme disease, take on the medical establishment. Dr. Phillips posits that the bacteria that causes Lyme, Borrelia burgdorferi, and its germy relatives can trigger other autoimmune diseases (including MS, rheumatoid arthritis, ALS, fibromyalgia, lupus, and others) and allow them to persist. Chronic delves into the history and science of Lyme and its coinfections, debunks commonly held beliefs by doctors and patients alike, reveals how the medical establishment got the facts patently wrong, and provides solutions that empower readers to keep infection at bay without weakening their immune systems.