“One of the plant geniuses of our time.”–Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist, founder of United Plant Savers, and author of Rosemary Gladstar’s Family Herbal and Planting the Future
“Elegant, articulate, and brilliantly researched. Given the nature of our ecological fragility, this book is a must for every practitioner’s library.”–Kathleen Maier, director, Sacred Plant Traditions
“An important book that anyone involved with healthcare should read. The ideas bridge traditional herbalism, modern phytotherapy, and laboratory and clinical research. It is a major contribution to the healing of humanity’s relationship with bacteria.”–David Hoffmann BSc, FNIMH, medical herbalist
“Our immune systems are becoming increasingly burdened, and we desperately need the complexity and synergy of plant-based medicine to help restore the microbial balance in our bodies. This valuable resource book helps you to know what to use, how, and when.”–Jeff Wulfman, MD, integrative functional family physician
“Anyone touched by Lyme disease—patients, their families, or healthcare practitioners—will find this insightful and thorough book to be the essential guide for Lyme disease and its treatment. A hopeful, life-altering book.”–Wendy Leffel, MD
“The first seventy-five pages are as a good a review of the scientific literature as I’ve seen. . . . I was impressed by his grasp of the literature. He really did his homework.”–Richard Horowitz, former president ILADS, author of Why Can’t I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease
“Packed with information never before presented, Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections is a not-to-be-missed treasure on the topic of Lyme disease. While exploring numerous new therapeutic interventions, Buhner’s pure intent and deep wisdom unfold before the reader, while his humorous style lightens the journey. This book is a masterpiece that provides its readers with life-changing information and is poised to become the reference book for the ages.”–Scott Forsgren, editor and founder of BetterHealthGuy.com
About the Author
Stephen Harrod Buhner is the award-winning author of twenty-one books on herbal medicine, depth understanding of Gaian functioning and plant ecology, and the nature of meaning in language. He is a fellow of Schumacher College. For over thirty years, Stephen taught throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. He lives in New Mexico.
Lyme disease infects a minimum of 300,000 people per year in the United States and millions more throughout the rest of the world. Symptoms run from mild lethargy to severe arthritis to heart disease to incapacitating mental dysfunction. Although tests have improved over the past decade, they are still not completely reliable, and antibiotics are only partially effective. Up to thirty-five percent of those infected will not respond to antibiotic treatment or will relapse. The spirochetes that cause Lyme are stealth pathogens―they can hide within cells or alter their form so that our immune systems cannot find them, as well as inhibit the effectiveness of antibiotics. Lyme disease is, in fact, a potent emerging epidemic disease for which technological medicine is only partially effective. The coinfections that accompany Lyme are often as, or more, incapacitating than Lyme itself. Worldwide, hundreds of millions experience infection with babesia, bartonella, ehrlichia, anaplasma, mycoplasma, chlamydia, and the spotted fever rickettsiosis. Healing Lyme examines the leading, scientific research on Lyme infection and its tests and treatments, and outlines the most potent natural medicines that offer help, either alone or in combination with antibiotics, for preventing and healing the disease. The book has been a bestseller for over a decade, and during that time the author has had contact with over 25,000 people who have used some form of these protocols during their healing journey. This edition has been significantly updated, fully revised, and expanded to reflect the increased understandings from that extensive contact, including depth-treatment experiences with hundreds during the past decade. Healing Lyme is the primary text in print on what Lyme bacteria do in the body and how natural approaches can heal the disease. It is the first book in print covering depth understanding and treatment of chlamydial and rickettsial coinfections. This new updated version of Healing Lyme joins the author’s other two books on the treatment of Lyme coinfections (babesia, bartonella, mycoplasma, anaplasma, and ehrlichia) and completes his exhaustive work on these stealth pathogens.