Multiple sclerosis is Lyme disease: Anatomy of a cover-up
Perhaps the biggest ongoing medical scandal of the past hundred years is the fact that it has been known since 1911 that Multiple Sclerosis is a neurospirochetosis caused in 25% of cases by Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. (the bacterium that causes Lyme disease) and 75% by Treponema denticola (dental spirochetes), and that the Big-Pharma-controlled medical-industrial complex covered this up in order to make money selling symptom relievers to MS patients. At the lower levels there is no cover-up at all, but simply human nature at work, as we wrote about here, to dispel the notion that we are "conspiracy theorists". Since 1911, overwhelmingly much medical research has been conducted where living Borrelia bacteria were found in the brains of people who were diagnosed with MS.
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Time and time again. By at least a dozen medical researchers. In at least ten countries. Since 1911 - the past one hundred years. Several older but also recent autopsy findings linked to in this article found that all deceased MS patients' brains harbored living Lyme spirochetes. Even when tests, notorious for their large percentage of false negatives were used on living MS patients, staggeringly many tested positive for active Lyme borreliosis.
Then why isn't this common knowledge? Surely, those thousands of MS experts and MS researchers can't be all wrong?
Let's examine the reality on the ground.
1. Multiple Sclerosis Societies.
Every Western country has at least one MS Society. Each of those tax-exempt societies typically receives tens of millions of dollars in funding from various sources, year after year. The people running those societies usually award themselves CEO-level salaries and run them as one would run a highly commercial corporation. Advertising is used to solicit funds but if you don't read ads then you'll bump into them, one day, begging you for money on the street. For all those billions that have been pumped over the decades in those hundreds of MS societies worldwide, not a single one has ever done anything really useful for MS patients. The worst that could possibly happen for the bosses of those setups is that the cause of MS would become known. A known cause would either mean the development of either a cure or at least better symptom relievers, and that would rapidly result in the obsoleteness of their money making machine - the chicken that lays the golden eggs if you will. Such MS societies are working in concert with MS "researchers" employed by Big Pharma.
2. Big Pharma.
Multinational pharmaceutical corporations are the only ones doing MS research nowadays, mainly using donations to MS societies. Those multinationals decide which researchers get the cash. Researchers wanting to test the postulation of bacterial etiology of MS are shunned as if they were crackpots. Big Pharma makes billions a year on MS symptom relievers and they trickle millions down to their footsoldiers, the "MS experts". A cure would be a severe financial blow. Even more so, because there is strong evidence that many other neurological illnesses are caused by germs as well. Because due to the phenomenon of immune privilege there is an inadequate immune response in the brain and spinal cord, making these organs the ideal place for certain slow-dividing spirochetal bacteria to entrench, multiply and cause lesions. The entire concept of antibiotic-resistant, hard-to-test-for chronic CNS infections leading to a plethora of neurological syndromes has to be suppressed and what can't be suppressed will be craftily discredited. Better to give every expression of a neurological infection its own name such as "MS", "Alzheimers", "Parkinsons," "ALS" and "Fibromyalgia". And fund armies of ignorant "experts" to obfuscate the issue, whilst boycotting, firing, censoring, smearing and suing those few real experts that refuse to stay in line. Big Pharma is in business to make money, and money is made when people are ill, not when they're healthy. Anyone standing in their way is relegated to the sidelines. Patents are being bought and shelved so that cures will never see the light of day.
3. Patient advocacy groups.
MS patient groups are, without exception, populated with clueless individuals for the simple reason that those who did their homework and read the relevant research have been ostracized by the group. They always were and they always will, because that's how group dynamics works. As soon as you insist on voicing an opinion outside of the mainstream, no matter how well argued - you'll be an outcast, a pariah. They don't want rogue activists, "lone nutters", giving them a bad name. Also the advocacy groups are raking in the dough and are run by folks whose main concern is that membership dues are paid in time. No MS, no advocacy group. Of course if there ever will emerge a lobby group insisting on more microbiological research pertaining Multiple sclerosis, they'll be branded "lunatic fringe" and their efforts will be in vain.
4. MS "experts".
Those "experts" get away with calling themselves thus, because Big Pharma gives them their seal of approval in the form of research grants and medical media exposure. However they are only experts in doing exactly what Big Pharma wants them to do: Obscuring the cause of Multiple Sclerosis! In return, the "experts" get regular cash injections for their "promising research" and other goodies such as all-in holidays to exotic destinations. There never will be a cure for MS until the scandal breaks and new antibiotics are developed that work better than the few currently available antibiotics that cross the blood-brain barrier. As it stands, it has been more than twenty years ago since any new antibiotic was developed. As soon as it was found that Minocycline helped with MS, its manufacturer, Lederle, tripled its price.
After long consideration I came to the conclusion that at least a crucial part of this debâcle was due to a real conspiracy - mainly a conspiracy of silence of those few MS researchers bright enough to realize that the cause for MS has been known for at least a hundred years. As is always the case with medical cover-ups, it continues to exist due to a mix of ignorance, indifference, cowardice and corruption. The saying goes: "Do not attribute to malice that what can be adequately blamed on ignorance". All the "experts" really are interested in is being "experts", not curing Multiple sclerosis. However it still is a conspiracy. It is completely normal for conspiracies to succeed because the lion share of the people who could point it out don't care, are too lazy to get educated or feel too intimidated to stick out their necks. Microbiologist Tom Grier calls them cowards. The fact that most conspiracies are silently facilitated by an army of "useful idiots" with a stake in it being kept under the rug does not make it any less a conspiracy.
Evidence for a conspiracy of silence
Now I've given my opinion. You may find it harsh - I call it mild.
You don't have to believe me, when I say there is a conspiracy. Believe Alzheimer and Parkinson's disease expert Dr. Alan B. MacDonald M.D., Staff Pathologist at the St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center. He wrote:
(published online 10 July 2006 in Volume 67, Issue 4, page 819-832 in Medical Hypotheses)
"Conventional thinking about spirochetal cyst forms is divided between two polar spheres of influence; one a majority community that completely denies the existence of spirochetal cyst forms, and a second group of academically persecuted individuals who accepts the precepts of such antebellum scientists as Schaudinn, Hoffman, Dutton, Levaditi, Balfour, Fantham, Noguchi, McDonough, Hindle, Steiner, Ingraham, Coutts, Hampp, Warthin, Ovcinnikov, and Delamater. Microscopic images of cystic spirochetes are difficult to ignore, but as has been the case in this century, academic "endowments" have nearly expunged all cystic spirochetal image data from the current textbook versions of what is the truth about the spirochetaceae. If the image database from the last century is obliterated; many opportunities to diagnose will be lost. Variously sized cystic spirochetal profiles within diseased nerve cells explain the following structures: Lewy body of Parkinson's disease, Pick body, ALS spherical body, Alzheimer plaque. Borrelia infection is therefore a unifying concept to explain diverse neurodegenerative diseases, based not entirely on a corkscrew shaped profile in diseased tissue, but based on small, medium and large caliber rounded cystic profiles derived from pathogenic spirochetes which are hiding in plain sight."
Note how he claims that the majority of researchers deny the existence of spirochetal cystic forms. Denial is defined as knowing that something exists, but deliberately refusing to acknowledge it for ulterior motives. By putting "endowments" between question marks, he implies that Big Pharma bribes universities and publishers into censoring the very existence of spirochetal cysts from medical textbooks.
And if you think Dr. MacDonald is a lone loon, read the fascinating and terrible personal story and Lyme-vs-MS lecture by microbiologist and Borrelia expert Tom Grier. He says MS is merely a symptom of Lyme disease and not a disease onto itself. And he says the medical establishment is arrogant, ignorant and corrupt:
Also listen to the below audio. Tom explains in these MP3's all you need to know about Lyme disease - including why Lyme tests routinely come back false negative - it's all deliberate and it's getting worse. Medical politics. And remember that Tom as a microbiologist sticks to the traditional textbook curriculum on the transmission of Lyme - by ticks. However, it has been established that a wide variety of bugs can at least carry the disease - and that it even is found in human semen, blood, urine and saliva. This would explain why MS statistically ever-so-slightly can "run in the family". It may partially be caused by a genetic propensity for not being able to clear the infection, but it may also be because bed bugs, fleas, lice, mosquitoes and sexual intercourse or even mere kissing can possibly transmit the bacterium to a lesser extent as Ixodes ricinus ticks can. However, medical research shows that while on antibiotics, no human-to-human transmission is likely.
But surely, there must be evidence of this corruption? There is, but it is hard to find and one has to read between the lines. We discovered some evidence, by chance, in training material not intended for the general public. We found on a Dutch radiology site a lecture, in English by Frederik Barkhof, M.D. Mr. Barkhof has been on the receiving end of a lot of Big Pharma money for his research into MS, research severely prejudiced against the infectious theory of MS. I'm not saying that he deliberately researches the wrong things, I'm saying that Big Pharma cherishes those who do. His lectures are used to "educate" the country's radiologists, who are sternly warned to tow the party line when it comes to the cause of brain lesions:
What we found is deeply worrying. Note how the person writing the recommendation does not even know the name of the disease and calls it Lyme's disease. The radiologists are instructed in ominous, derogatory language never to disagree with the "suspicion of MS". So when the doctor says: "I think it should be MS", the radiologist should just shut up and agree, even if he disagrees and thinks it's Lyme disease. So that later, when it turns out to be Lyme after all, the doctor can say: "But the radiologist also thought it was MS!". The result is that Lyme as a cause for MS will remain denied - by orders from above, citing statistics of "Lyme causing MS-like symptoms is rare, so never diagnose the cause as Lyme". Statistics based on false assumptions, statistics used to disallow rectifying those same faulty statistics. So the actual evidence inside the brain, seen by the radiologist who scrutinizes those pictures all the time and is qualified, by his training and vast experience and feedback of actual diagnoses from hundreds of doctors treating thousands of patients, is thrown into the garbage. Ignored. We now know that it is national policy in the Netherlands to intimidate radiologists into keeping silent about their own diagnoses of Lyme neuroborreliosis when their instructions are "MS". It's usually the infectious disease specialist that gives that instruction, voiced as a "suspicion". The ID specialist is urged to "suspect MS" by his hospital, which is contractually bound to "suspect MS" by their insurance company. Whether it's private or government insurance is of no consequence because both are under the control of "advisory boards" controlled by Big Pharma. Big Pharma "owns" key politicians as well. There is plenty reason to believe that the Dutch policy is set from above and reflects in fact EU and US policy. The Dutch were just sloppy enough to leave a trace. Because this rare piece of evidence may be removed, we mirrored the lecture here.
The instruction to new radiologists literally is: "There must be other ways to impress your colleagues". As in: "Don't be a wise guy and know your place". They must have had "trouble" with "wise guys" before. A Radiologist's Lyme diagnosis is of no value and has to be self-censored when the MD that requested the MRI suspects it is MS. Otherwise the Radiologist is just looking for attention, "trying to impress his colleagues". Because "Lyme is much rarer than MS". Yeah. Based on the opinion of doctors, based on statistics those doctors made up out of thin air, based on their baseless opinions. Not on actual scientific research. The actual research always finds spirochetes in MS's patients brains. Except when this "research" is paid for by companies selling symptom relievers for MS and other neurological syndromes. We found 25 (twenty-five) studies where living Lyme bacteria were found in the brains of Multiple Sclerosis patients. We list twenty in this article and we make an additional five of the most recent research studies available for download as PDF's further on. I remind you that even when taking the "debunking" studies at face value, absence of evidence in some studies is not at all evidence of absence in the real world (spirochetes in the brain of MS patients), especially not because of the simultaneous presence of undeniable evidence, shown in the studies summarized later.
"Ruling the medical machine by decree" is the norm everywhere. Dissidents must have mental issues, they're "trying to impress their colleagues". Noone in the modern western medical machine cares, or is allowed to care, about medical science. Everything is geared towards maximizing Big Pharma's profits and paying tribute to the royally remunerated "experts" in their ivory towers. Doctors have degenerated into vulgar drug pushers with a veneer of professional legitimacy. The grim reality is that Western doctors are wholly disinterested in their profession or their patients' wellbeing and even if they are, they lack the guts to stand up against the machine. And even if they would, they would get crushed like those few that do rebel and find themselves made examples of.
Millions of people suffer from "Multiple sclerosis". It slowly rots the central nervous system. And that's when you're lucky. Because it can also kill quickly. Quick or slow, it is a most horrible way to die and the fact that this suffering is wholly preventable and that this fact has been willfully suppressed and ignored for ten decades is a scandal worthy of reconsidering the remarkable, undeserved immunity that the medical world enjoys. Only in the most egregious cases of direct medical negligence are there usually mild consequences for the offender. But what about the preventable deaths and suffering of countless thousands of MS patients every year? Wikipedia, citing this study, says: "Two thirds of the deaths in people with MS are directly related to the consequences of the disease". That's a 66% mortality rate, making MS one of the deadliest diseases - more lethal than HIV infection and cancer. This Norwegian study puts it at at least 34% but says that how much more than 34% is hard to say because the coroner puts "misleading information" in the death certificate instead of MS. And of course they could not follow the entire group to their deaths, so more will have died due to MS after the study ended. About one in a thousand people in geographically affected area's have MS. Conservatively, that amount to at least ten million people, of which around six and a half million will die due to the disease. A wholly unneccessary, Holocaust-size scandal of agony and death, repeating over and over again - and it's getting worse.
The painful truth is: There is no such thing as Multiple Sclerosis. It's the name of a symptom. A symptom of a disease of "unknown" cause. But the real cause has been known for a hundred years: The spirochete Bb s.l., Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme neuroborreliosis, Lyme disease. MS doesn't exist. MS is Lyme neuroborreliosis. MS is Lyme disease. It's a bacterial infection you can get from a tick bite, amongst many other suspected infectious pathways.
Noone in the MS patient advocacy community or in the MS research community, let alone the self-appointed "MS expert" doctors will react favorably when you mention the proven cause of MS - Lyme spirochetes. MS patients don't like to see themselves as "infected with a tick bacillus". A worrisome concept indeed, and of course even though the cause of MS is officially "unknown", the "expert" will dismiss any involvement of bacteria in the strongest of terms. Those "experts", knowing full well that they have no clue, fear any challenge to their authority and often choose the attack as their best defense. They know all too well their only task is to prescribe useless pills. Big Pharma would like to keep their monopoly on symptom relievers till there are no humans left on this planet to cheat out of their money. The MS advocacy groups and societies will politely ask you to keep your rather unpopular opinion to yourself. You'll be at best considered eccentric and at worst a delusional nuisance.
But were those 15 researchers who said they found living Lyme bacteria (spirochetes) in the brains of a great majority of Multiple sclerosis patients all lying?
1911 Buzzard E F Spirochetes in M.S. Lancet 11:98 1911
1913 Bullock W E (now Gye) MS agent in Rabbits Lancet 1185 1913
1917 Steiner Spirochetes The Cause of MS. Med Kiln
1918 Simmering Spirochetes in MS by Darkfield Micro
1918 Steiner G. Guinea Pig Inoculation with MS infectious agent from Human
1919 Steiner MS Agent Inoculation into Monkeys
1921 Gye F. MS Agent In Rabbits Brain 14:213
1922 Kaberlah MS Agent In Rabbits. Deutch Med Works
1922 Sicard MS Spirochetes in Animal Model. Rev Neurol
1922 Stepanopoulo Spirochetes in the CSF of MS Patients
1923 Schlossman MS Agent in Animal Model. Rev Neuro
1924 Blacklock MS Agent in Animals. Journal of Path and Bac
1927 Wilson The Rat as A Carrier of MS. British Med Journal
1927 Steiner G Understanding the Pathogenesis of MS
1928 Steiner Spirochetes in the Human Brain of MS Patients
1932 Rogers, Helen J. The question of silver cells as proof of the spirochetal theory of disseminated sclerosis. J. Neurol and Psychopathol. 13:50, 1932
1933 Simons Spirochetes in the CSF of MS Patients
1939 Hassin Spirochete-like formations in MS
1948 Adams Spirochetes within the Ventricle Fluid of Monkeys Inoculated from Human MS
1952 Steiner Acute Plaques in MS and The Pathogenic Role of Spirochetes as the Etiological Factor. Journal of Neuropathology Exp Med 11: No 4:343
1954 Steiner Morphology of Spirochaeta Myelophthora (Myelin Loving). MS Journal of Neuropathology and Exp Neurol 11:4 343
1954 Steiner G. Acute plaques in M.S., their pathogenetic significance and the role of spirochetes as the etiological factor. J. Neuropath. and Exp. Neur. 11:no 4:343, 1954
1957 Ichelson R. Cultivation of Spirochetes from Spinal Fluids of MS Cases with Negative Controls. Procl. Soc. Exp. Biol Med 70:411
1986 Gay D Dick G Is multiple sclerosis caused by an oral spirochaete? Lancet (1986 Jul 12) 2(8498):75-7
1988 Marshall V Multiple sclerosis is a chronic central nervous system infection by a spirochetal agent. Med Hypotheses (1988 Feb) 25(2):89-92
1986 (USA): Relapsing fever/Lyme disease - Multiple sclerosis. Medical Hypotheses, volume 21, issue 3, pages 335-343
2000 (Poland): Lyme borreliosis and Multiple sclerosis: Any Connection? A Seroepidemic study. Ann Agric Environ Med. issue 7, 141-143
2001 (Norway): Association between Multiple sclerosis and Cystic Structures in Cerebrospinal Fluid. Infect 29:315
2004 (Switzerland): Chronic Lyme borreliosis at the root of Multiple sclerosis - is a cure with antibiotics attainable?
2009 (Romania): Controversies in late Neuroborreliosis and Multiple sclerosis - case series
Even publications trying to debunk the spirochetal etiology of MS had to face the inconvenient facts:
Can we trust these old studies? Critics sneer that since some other researchers failed to culture the spirochete, the bacteria found, photographed wriggling under the microscope must have been Fata morgana's. What to do with those pesky scientists, "trying to impress their colleagues"? In the end, the noisy negativists just don't believe the results. This is a common phenomenon in science: The establishment hates to step from their pedestal and will, due to disinterest, incompetence and stake at a failed outcome botch reproducing research, to announce that the original publication wasn't worth the paper it's printed on. They had the chutzpa to do this with dozens of scientists who found spirochetes in MS patients' brains. This kind of monkey-behavior is the norm in science. I refer to Pons and Fleischman - now thoroughly vindicated - but their field still suffers from lingering ridicule - and even legalized boycotts by Big Oil.
We now know that it's devilishly hard to culture spirochetes, and that they simply weren't able to do it in those days.
If MS patients really do have living Lyme bacteria in the brain, surely there must be recent findings too, from respected researchers in a variety of Western countries, using state-of-the-art methods? There must be high-resolution photographs of the actual, living Borrelia spirochetes cultured from the brains of those people?
Sure there are! In spite of the ongoing onslaught against such investigations, there still are researchers naive or brave enough to venture into the career-destroying terrain of rediscovering the cause for diseases that have become major money makers for their exploiters. So yes, there are plenty of modern studies, reporting live Lyme bacteria in the brain of MS patients.
Medical research hidden from the public
I had to purchase two of these studies under the condition that I would not make them available in any way, shape or form. This is a standard condition, when buying the right to read it from an online database. The research is "eyes only", so to speak. Not intended to become known to the plebs. They may get nervous, see. Becoming a nuisance and all. It was only recently, that the entire world's scientific research has become locked up in databases owned by multinational publishing giants, asking ridiculous fees for a few pages copied from a journal. So I had to commit the crime of violating Copyright Law, because the two I purchased ($48,- and $31,-) were the most interesting ones - one included pictures of the actual pathogen - the Borrelia bacteria in their cysts, and Borreliae expelling their DNA granules. Note how the research that MS has nothing to do with bacterial infection is freely available on the web. This research is copied and pasted freely by its proponents, and the medical databases - publishers owned by Big Pharma - don't seem to mind the violation of Copyright. Done by a MS disinfo-expert from a EU country. Interestingly, the only countries publishing recent research into the link MS - Lyme are a outside the iron fist of mainstream medicine - outside the EU. Norway is not in the EU. Neither is Switzerland. Neither were Poland and Romania, at the time the research was done. It's a familiar pattern. Helicobacter Pylori, the cause of 95% of all peptic ulcers, also was discovered in 1958 by a "rebel" from a country at the fringe of mainstreamness - Greece. He barely got away with experimenting with antibiotics without being revoked their medical licenses for "malpractice". John Lykoudis was fought every step of the way by the establishment:
"He encounter[ed] formidable obstacles in convincing the medical establishment, the Greek regulatory authorities and the pharmaceutical industry. In fact, Lykoudis spent the rest of his life engaged in incessant activity to propagate his treatment of PUD and gastritis. His archives, some made recently available by his family, make it clear that he was fully aware of the importance of his discoveries. They also convey an almost suffocating sense of frustration…"
"[He was] completely shunned by the medical establishment of his time, or at best, considered an eccentric provincial physician…"
…he was referred for disciplinary action to the Athens Medical Association, of which he was a member, ‘because (a) he prepared and distributed an unapproved medicinal preparation…and (b) he made his method publicly known to attract patients'…On 6 November 1968…the Disciplinary Committee, presided over by a neurology professor, fined him 4000 drachmas…
A more serious problem for Lykoudis was his indictment in the Greek Courts.
"In 1966, Lykoudis attempted to publish his observations in the Journal of the American Medical Association, but his manuscript entitled "Ulcer of the Stomach and Duodenum" was rejected…Unfortunately, no copy of this manuscript survives for re-evaluation in the light of current knowledge."
In the latter instance numerous former patients came to his support; one of them testified that Lykoudis "treated also many poor ulcer patients free of charge." We are not told the outcome of the indictment.
Lykoudis died in 1980 without knowing that he would soon be vindicated.
It's a familiar fate of innovators in medical science - victims of the Semmelweis reflex, an expression of mob behavior amongst primates. Ignace Philipp Semmelweis met a similar fate, as well as many others before and after him. The problem with medicine is the fact that it's based on dogma's, adhered to by people of mostly barely above-average intelligence.
Here is recent research showing that MS is in fact Lyme disease - download them, print them and show them to your "expert" - likely to no avail:
1986 (USA): Relapsing fever/Lyme disease - Multiple sclerosis. Medical Hypotheses, volume 21, issue 3, pages 335-343
Synopsis: In MS, the plaques have their origin around veins in the central nervous system. This corresponds with the lesions found in neuroborreliosis. The geographical spread of MS correlates strongly with mean annual temperature. The geographical distribution of the ticks that transmit Lyme disease have a similar geographical distribution. There have been MS "epidemics" in the past where 40 times more cases of MS occurred than normal. Those epidemics appear to correlate with the large-scale introduction of dogs or other animals that are hosts for ticks. Postulates that Borrelia spirochetes may be acting as the trigger in MS, setting off an autoimmune reaction in which patients produce antibodies that attack their own nerve fibers. Mentions that Borrelia eat myelin as well. Notes how many particular and peculiar Lyme symptoms are shared with MS symptoms. Mentions a small study in which two out of eight MS patients tested positive for Lyme disease.
Synopsis: 10 out of 26 MS patients tested positive for Lyme borreliosis. Notes how it is virtually impossible to make a distinction between late stage Lyme disease and Multiple sclerosis, not even with MRI. Diagnosis of MS vs. late stage neuroborreliosis are guesswork - there are no reliable tests for either. Conclusion: Multiple sclerosis may often be associated with Borrelia infection.
Synopsis: Borrelia cysts were found in all ten out of ten patients diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. No bacteria were found in a control group. The most modern methods such as a transmission electron microscope were used by a specialist in this narrow field - this may explain why a 100% infection rate was found by Brorson, as opposed to lower rates in other research. The cysts turned into spirochetal bacteria when cultured. Remarks that the bacterial infection theory of MS was abandoned because antibiotics did not help. Remarks that Borrelia bacteria have mechanisms to evade the immune system and survive antibiotics, and offers research evidence for that. Concludes that all ten MS patients have been infected with a spirochete. Dismisses the common criticism that "all those MS patients were also infected with an unrelated Lyme disease" by pointing out how unlikely that is, especially seen the ample research evidence for a spirochetal cause of MS. Concludes that MS could very well be a chronic infection. Points out that there is microbiological and clinical evidence that spirochetal bacteria could be the cause of MS. Notes that the spirochetes may not necessarily be of the genus Borrelia burgdorferi. The chance that 100% of MS patients would also have Lyme neuroborreliosis is astronomically small - about one in 1000^10, a smaller chance to find a speck of dust lost in the Universe. Epidemiologically speaking, Brorson's findings are near-absolute proof that MS is caused by spirochetal bacteria.
Synopsis: Notes that worldwide, MS prevalence parallels the distribution of the Lyme disease pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi, and in America and Europe, the birth excesses of those individuals who later in life develop MS, exactly mirror the seasonal distributions of Borrelia transmitting Ixodes ticks. No other disease exhibits equally marked epidemiological clusters by season and locality. Cites research whereby spirochetes were found in the brains of MS patients as early as 1928, and that in over 250 control cases of diversified diseases there never were spirochetes found. Notes that this research has been successfully replicated decades later by different scientists. Points out that a considerable body of clinical evidence supports the concept that cystic L-forms of Borrelia Burgdorferi may cause MS. Dismisses skepticism towards this concept with science-based arguments. Dismisses the hypothesis of genetic origin of MS using scientific research data. Includes graphs showing a direct correlation between the number of MS patients and the number of ticks transmitting Lyme disease. Dismisses the "environmental toxin" hypothesis of MS using scientific research data. Explains how Borrelia could cause all MS symptoms. Recommends trials with antibiotics for MS patients.
Synopsis: Found a significant percentage of people diagnosed with MS in fact having neuro-Lyme. Concludes that it is probable that MS is caused by an infectious agent and recommends testing MS patients for Lyme disease.
Bacteria are the cause of Alzheimer's as well
So much more could be written about this subject. Such as the fact that spinal cord lesions together with a lesion in the cerebellum or brainstem is very rare in neurological diseases and almost exclusively occurs in only MS and Lyme disease. There is a lot of hard evidence that Fibromyalgia, Parkinson's, CFS, Lupus, Crohn's ME, Pick's disease (FTD, Frontotemporal dementia), Alzheimers' disease and ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) are also caused by spirochetal bacteria. 14 out of 16 deceased Alzheimer's patients had living Treponema spirochetes in their brain. Please people - it is not normal to have bacteria in your brain! The only result can be brain damage of a type and pace commensurate with the type of bacterium and the state of your immune system and personal genetics. Countless millions of people dying the most horrific slow deaths due to infections that are near-impossible to detect with currently employed diagnostic methods, but certainly treatable in the sense that further deterioration can usually be stopped and often even reversed in clinical trials and anecdotal evidence:
(Patients with ALS and MS improved on antibiotics)
These graphs show a worldwide, strong, direct connection between the number of ticks transmitting Lyme disease and the birth excess of MS patients. The evidence is everywhere and we should demand proper treatment for MS: Antibiotics. The Swiss study has a geographical map with MS prevalence that explains why for example the Sami and the Inuit don't get MS: It's too cold for ticks in Lapland. But Big Pharma keeps searching for a "genetic" or "auto-immune" cause..
Isn't it strange that the geographic mortality rate for MS is nearly identical to that of Lyme diease? With near-identical hotspots for both diseases, even in areas with a low population density (but high tick density):
In the heydays of medical and general scientific research, anyone with enough money, time and skill could test a postulation in their own lab. You only fully realize how dependent we are on Big Pharma to do our research for us when faced with the fact that it is a criminal offence to culture bacteria without a license ("Terrorist bioweapon production"). And it's a criminal offence to sell antibiotics without a license. And it's a criminal offence for a pharmacy to sell anyone with antibiotics without a prescription. And it's a criminal offence to smuggle antibiotics into a country. And it's a criminal offence to give medical advice without a license. Even though it's a fact that antibiotic resistance emerged due to under-use, not over-use, of antibiotics. Tuberculosis is an example of that. Doctors don't understand microbiology and antibiotics are too extortionally expensive to be used long enough to cure many infections. They merely entrench into the CNS where they emerge as serious syndromes, years later. In short: It is a criminal offence for any non-MD to find the cure for MS. And MD's who try will be sued for "malpractice" - "over-prescribing of antibiotics".
Rent-seeking pharmaceutical multinationals
We're being increasingly curtailed, medically. In the year 2000 the Netherlands proposed making the import, without a license, of a test that can test for potentially deadly diseases a criminal offence punishable by at most two years in jail. I was flabbergasted when I heard it and I do not know whether that law actually silently went on the books, to be used as a trump card when some millionaire tries to sue some "experts" for malpractice. Big Pharma's enforcers need to feel safe. To Big Pharma, you are most profitable when you die very slowly - but silently! God forbid you'd be able to prove in court that you've been misdiagnosed! Tiny US protectorates such as the Netherlands and Norway are at the forefront of implementing Big Pharma's dictates. Norway implemented the full Codex Alimentarius ruleset decades ago, based on the recommendations of an advisory board, staffed with people with daytime jobs in the pharmaceutical industry. All vitamins and minerals are restricted drugs in Norway, requiring a license to import. No company except the largest corporations are granted such a license to import in clinically significant amounts. Making it a criminal offence (max. three months in prison) to import a significant quantity of vitamin C. "Statens Legemiddelverk" will always decline a license and casually mention that attempting to import any commercially significant amount of vitamin C is a criminal act. I have their letter to prove it.
What can you do to get proper "MS" treatment?
MS "experts" will keep resisting the truth to the point of absurdity. They will first come with the hilarious claim that every MS patient in the study also had Lyme neuroborreliosis and that both are separate, unrelated illnesses. When the statistical impossibility is pointed out to them, they'll insist that finding living Lyme bacteria in people's brains is perfectly normal. They will claim that antibiotics help MS patients because they "reduce inflammation", but that Big Pharma has much better "inflammation reducers" (a few thousand times more expensive than generic, unpatentable Doxycycline). They'll say that the few dozen scientists who published the above research are conspiracy nuts. Whatever it takes. They'll lie, and say that a few weeks of antibiotics kills any bacteria in the CNS. A most hilarious statement, given that it takes even years to clear up acne with antibiotics, let alone the immune-privileged CNS, where no T-cells circulate and where most antibiotics can't even reach. They'll lie and say that their negative tests can be relied upon. They'll lie, and say that a tick bite followed by a bullseye rash is the only way you can get Lyme disease. And perhaps in the very far future, when finally the truth can't be suppressed any longer, they'll shrug it all off as a technicality, a "we couldn't have known because the research was flawed", a misunderstanding, a non-issue and will reluctantly prescribe some atrociously expensive antibiotic that will be the only one "approved" for MS.
When you have been diagnosed as having one of the CNS syndromes mentioned above, you or your loved ones should insist on the following:
- The most reliable testing for Lyme disease attainable. Beware: Even the best tests are woefully unreliable (false negatives due to deliberate test mis-design). If it means sending serum or lumbar fluid to another lab, your "expert" should allow this. If not, find another "expert". Please understand that it is to be expected to test negative unless you do a socalled "antibiotic provocative test", explained in my book on ALS, freely available at www.als-cure.com.
- When testing positive for Lyme, insist on the best treatment attainable. In most cases this means open-ended treatment. At least years, but likely a life-long regimen of high-dosed blood-brain-barrier penetrating antibiotics. If your "expert" won't go along with this, find another "expert". Threatening legal action is useless - MD's spend a lot of time in University learning all the dirty tricks on how to cover their ass.
- Ask your "expert" to do a trial with oral antibiotics. Do not get fooled into taking only abx that can't reach the CNS! Doxycycline can be used if you don't get much sun exposure, otherwise Minocycline is about the sole other oral option. If your "expert" doesn't agree, find another "expert". However they're a dime a dozen and they're nearly all useless. You may have to seek diagnosis and treatment abroad. Please note that people with serious CNS involvement (such as ALS patients) can easily be killed by a strong Jarish-Herxheimer reaction, so please do your homework before starting antibiotic therapy. Since antibiotic resistance is very uncommon in Borreliae, a very slow increasing of the antibiotic dosage should be done, to keep the "herx" within safe bounds. Be advised that antibiotic therapy often causes new lesions initially, while others diminish in size, so symptoms may first exacerbate before they get less. All this takes months, so don't get discouraged prematurely. You likely will have to be on antibiotics for the rest of your life and progress is measured month-by-month, on an overall, average basis.
- If you are completely unable to obtain proper diagnosis and treatment, you can, as a last resort, source Doxycycline from one of the few countries where it still is not a criminal offence to sell antibiotics without prescription. You'd have to commit the criminal offence of smuggling it into your own country - but your life may depend on it. Treating yourself with such antibiotics is not an offence - yet - but it may land you a psychiatric diagnosis of "severe delusional parasitosis endangering the patient's life" if your doctor finds out. People have been locked up in asylumns and force-medicated (unfortunately with the wrong medications) for less.
Lyme misdiagnosed as MS: Antibiotics cured "MS":
Medical studies that show antibiotics help against Multiple Sclerosis
There are a few studies (such as this PDF about Minocycline against Multiple Sclerosis) that show that antibiotics work, so that's not too controversial any more. What remains controversial is why antibiotics work. People, including medical doctors, like to interpret facts in such a way that their world view doesn't get demolished. Doctors like to believe that infections are not the cause of neurological problems. That simply is too disturbing a thought. So when antibiotics are proven to stop and even reverse the symptoms of MS, they are quick to deny any relation to bacteria, but claim: "It must be some antiinflammatory effect of the antibiotics". The first study shows that antibiotics as a treatment for MS work:
Targeting leukocyte MMPs and transmigration: Minocycline as a potential therapy for multiple sclerosis.
Brundula V, Rewcastle NB, Metz LM, Bernard CC, Yong VW.
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Canada. Multiple sclerosis is characterized by the infiltration of leukocytes into the CNS. As matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) facilitate the passage of leukocytes across matrix barriers, we tested the hypothesis that targeting MMPs could attenuate neuro-inflammation. We report that minocycline, a widely used generic drug with a good safety record, inhibited MMP activity, reduced production of MMP-9 and decreased the transmigration of T lymphocytes across a fibronectin matrix barrier. In addition, minocycline was efficacious against both mild and severe experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in mice, an animal model of multiple sclerosis. When severe EAE was produced, minocycline pre-treatment delayed the course of the disease: when maximal disease activity occurred in vehicle-treated EAE mice, minocycline animals were relatively normal and had minimal signs of inflammation and demyelination in the CNS. When tested in mice afflicted with mild EAE, minocycline attenuated the clinical severity of disease throughout the course of treatment. These results indicate that minocycline may constitute a safe and inexpensive therapy for multiple sclerosis.
PMID: 12023318 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
—> I wrote a book on how Lyme disease is a major cause of ALS. It is freely available as a PDF Here: When ALS is Lyme.
"I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives." -Tolstoy
This woman was cured of MS using antibiotics: