Posted on Apr 10, 2013 in Blog |

April 10th – – I have accepted The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge to write daily about my disease. #HAWMC @wegohealth

Favorite books about Lyme

When I was first diagnosed with Lyme, I couldn’t read a book. I couldn’t even read a chapter of a book. And if I read the chapter, my retention was zero. Reading was slow and painful. But if you are a loved one of a Lyme patient, these are all excellent books to read . . .

Above all, I recommend everyone watch the movie ‘Under Our Skin.’ This movie will give everyone a good idea of a Lyme warrior’s life. I had been diagnosed for only two months when I first watched it. It was VERY difficult to watch as it validated so much of what I had experienced.

We need more books about this disease. What causes it, how to treat it, what it’s like to be a patient . . .

Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic by Pamela Weintraub
Beyond Lyme Disease: Healing the Underlying Causes of Chronic Illness in People with Borreliosis and Co-Infections by Connie Strasheim and Lee Cowden MD
The Beginner’s Guide to Lyme Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment Made Simple by Nicola McFadzean N.D. and Joseph J. Burrascano Jr. M.D
Out of the Woods by Katina Makris
Green Smoothies Diet: The Natural Program for Extraordinary Health by Robyn Openshaw
The Anatomy of Hope by Jerome Groopman
How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman
Green Smoothie Revolution: The Radical Leap Towards Natural Health by Victoria Boutenko
Video: Under Our Skin Starring Mandy Hughes, Jordan Fisher Smith and Dana Walsh