Seven provocative findings on Lyme disease, brains and placentas
From Dr. Paul Duray Research Fellowship Endowment, Inc.:
By Thomas Grier, microbiologist
- Mother-to-child transmission of Borrelia across the womb
- Finding Borrelia burgdorferi and miyamotoi associated with Amyloid Plaques in Alzheimer’s disease brains
- Finding Borrelia in Lewy Body Dementia
- Nematode worms found in the CSF (spinal fluid) of Multiple Sclerosis patients
- Nematode worms found in Alzheimer’s brains
- Borrelia found in five deadly brain tumors (Glioblastoma multiforme)
- Borrelia Mayonii and Borrelia burgdorferi found in human testicle
Since 1975 when Lyme disease was first introduced to the medical literature, it has been surrounded by controversy and misunderstandings. Much of the problem stemmed from trying to understand this disease entirely through antibody tests (serology) based entirely on just one species – Borrelia burgdorferi.
We now know that there are many species of Lyme disease. Borreliosis is not just one disease, it is part of a family of diseases that can no longer be considered separate or isolated from Lyme disease. The best example of this is Borrelia miyamotoi. It is found in hard-shelled ticks just like Lyme disease, but it is a Relapsing Fever borrelia. It took over 10 years for microbiologists to place it in the Relapsing Fever category as opposed to the Lyme-genetic grouping.
Not surprising is the fact that B. miyamotoi is found in the human brain right alongside B. burgdorferi. They may look like two separate diseases on paper, but in the human brain they are pathogens and must be eradicated together. READ MORE