With the first case being recognized in 1975 in Lyme, CT, Lyme Disease has become an epidemic in the United States. In 1982, a spirochete was identified as the cause of Lyme. But after years of medicine being unsuccessful in ‘curing’ Lyme by eradicating this bacteria, and countless individuals suffering for decades with fatigue and pain, questions have arisen as to the true cause of Lyme.
While some feel Lyme could possibly be man-made, others point out the possibility of man-made pollutions having their role in the suppression of immunity, thus allowing infection to spread.
One Medical Doctor who practices Integrative Medicine and specializes in the treatment of neurological disease, has an unconventional view on the real cause of Lyme.
Rather than blame Lyme on just one microbe, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, has found that Lyme is due to many infections. He feels the root of the disease has to do with an immune system that is unable to fend off invaders and, hence, allows infections to run rampant.
His theory is that the initial bite from a tick that transfers the spirochette, leads to an immune suppression that then allows for a host of opportunistic infections.
“Underneath that [the spircochette], there’s often an infection with Mycoplasma. We still don’t know if it’s really transferred with the same bite or if the people had it all along and become symptomatic when the immune system is suppressed by the spirochetes. Other than the co-infections, there is what I call the “opportunistic infections”.The combined effect of the initial infection is an immune suppressive effect, and then the patient becomes vulnerable to all sorts of other things…
And this is where EMF pollution comes in.
According to Dr. Klinghardt, electromagnetic pollution is a contributing factor to the rise of Lyme, as exposure to EMF fields both weakens the body’s immune system as well as invigorates the invading microbes. EMFs can be seen as pouring gasoline on the fire of infection.
Dr. Klinghardt states:
“I personally suspect that the exposure to electromagnetic fields in the home and the microwaves from cell phone radiation are driving the virulence of many of the microbes that are naturally in us, and makes them aggressive and illness producing.”
It is this suspicion that leads to Dr. Klinghardt’s unusual treatment protocol for Lyme:
“One of my primary treatments for Lyme disease is to put people in protective clothing that shields them from incoming microwaves…We shield the bedside. We turn off the wireless internet at home. We put shielding paint on the houses. That has been a more successful strategy to treating Lyme disease and to get people neurologically well than any of the antibiotics or any of the antimicrobial compounds.”
Dr. Klinghardt also recommends the removal of all cordless phones in the homes as well as shutting off the fuses at night.
According to Dr, Klinghardt, a successful recovery from Lyme Disease is not possible without clearing EMFs to unburden the patient’s immune system.