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Actress Adopts Alternative Approach To Cure Lyme Disease

December 25, 2009 by  

Actress adopts alternative approach to cure lyme diseaseIn an upcoming documentary, actress Parker Posey profiles her long-fought battle with lyme disease and the holistic medical approach that eventually allowed her to become disease-free.

The film follows five patients with life-altering diseases who made the decision to reject traditional medicine and adopt an alternative approach to treating their illness.

Posey originally went through the conventional treatment for lyme disease, but found that the bacteria still remained in her system.

The actress made the decision to not take antibiotics anymore and instead approach the illness holistically. She soon beat the disease and is now preaching the benefits of alternative health remedies.

"Why do we give ourselves away so easily to pharmaceuticals that deplete our system and confuse the natural healing process?" Posey asked. "Why do we think [that] we can’t play an active role in getting healthy?"

"These people [in the documentary] share with us the responsibility they were impelled to take so that others can be encouraged to follow the path of natural medicine and the healing arts," she added.

The Mayo Clinic reports that the first signs of lyme disease include flu-like symptoms, rash, joint pain and neurological problems such as memory loss and trouble concentrating.

More info about the documentary, titled Rethinking Cancer, can be found at www.rethinkingcancer.org.
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  • chris

    Everywhere else I read that Parker Posey’s case was recent and not long-fought although I guess ‘long-fought’ is relative.
    She took one round of antibiotics and changed her treatment route.
    She is lucky in her case that she was “soon” better.

    I come from a holistic background and an eastern viewpoint on health. However, after contracting tick-borne diseases myself, including lyme, I did have to resort to western medicine.

    Without which, I did not see improvement.
    An integrative approach has worked for me
    (western + ‘alternative’) and many others.

    I’ve known those who took solely the ‘alternative’ route to treating lyme disease & other TBIs and are now disabled or worse.

    Unfortunately, alternative approaches cost A LOT of money for the ordinary person; when we run out of $$, our improvement slows.
    Parker Posey is fortunate that she has the resources, and by the sounds of it, fortunate she didn’t also contract other TBIs
    i.e. the malaria-like babesia.

  • John Hasse

    I don’t have any first hand experience with lymes, but a friend did, and found that horseradish leaves worked against it better than most things. (I planted a patch, just in case)

  • http://lookingatlyme.blogspot.com/ Joanne Drayson

    I am delighted to hear Parker Posey has beaten her Lyme Disease but what worked for her does not necessarily work for everyone else. Yes indeed we can all take some control and feed our bodies with healthy things to support our immune system but that and mind over matter does not work for everyone and I do not believe this sort of publicity is very helpful.

    There are strains of Lyme Disease which are thought to be mild and inocuous and others that are complex with many co infections that skew the symptoms and response to treatment.

    There are many people who have Lyme Disease and produce antibodies and have no symptoms similar to what is found in most illnesses.

    Anyone who suspects their illness could be as a result of Lyme Disease should see a doctor who specialises in this rather than the main stream line and the best place to start would be through http://www.ilads.org/

    On the above website and also on IDSA website you can read the many presentations to the review hearing which show that for some, Lyme Disease can be a truly complex illness hard to diagnose and difficult to treat unless caught in the early stages when a short course of antibiotics can prevent years of chronic ill health.

    I do not remember hearing that Parker Posey had years of Chronic ill health so I guess she was lucky in catching it early and /or having an immune system that was able to deal with it. Many thousands of people the World over are not quite so lucky and thanks to the IDSA discredited 2006 guidelines not only do we have a battle fighting the illness but also a major battle getting treatment that helps us even when we can feel that our symptoms are improved on these treatments. Even simple antibiotics which are ok to give to a teenager with acne for years are refused someone with chronic pain and debility.

    I would have liked to take Parker Posey to the bedside of some of the patients I have met and she may look at things very differently.

    I suspect she is cashing in for publicity at the expense of others.

    How sad that the money spent on this documentary wasn’t spent trying to get to the real facts.

    • DaveH

      You may be right Joanne, but it never hurts to gather as much information as possible before making your decisions.
      I have had chronic illness for 35 years, and after spending over $5000.00 with various doctors and tests, I turned to self-treatment. I have treated several health conditions successfully over the years with supplements and good diet. The medical profession would go broke if they depended on me.
      People should always keep their options open. What works for one person may not work for others.

    • Margaret

      Have YOU tried what Parker Posey tried? If not, your perspective is non-existent.

  • Zeb

    Perhaps those who are looking to take a bit more responsibility for their own Health Care and want the ultimate alternative approach for most any health problem should read the book by Madison Cavanaugh called “The One Minute Cure”. After all, 15,000 Medical Doctors and Research Scientists can’t “all” be wrong after having provided this therapy to over 10 million people over the past 70 years. Of course, don’t ever use the “Cure” word or you will have Big Pharma on your case. The Book? You can get it through Amazon book sales, no problem. Now, those of you who are really serious about looking after your own health, well, lets see who has the gonads enough to follow through.

    • Joe H.

      Zeb,
      I’ll look for your book as long as you don’t recommend any by Kevin Trudeau!!!! That guy is whacked!!!!

  • s c

    IF you find something that works, USE IT!. If something doesn’t work, AVOID IT! Keep life simple, people.
    The AMA crowd DOES NOT have all the answers. If they did, this would be a different world. Until they do, keep them off ALL pedestals. He who helps is your friend. He who wants to be your friend (for $, but doesn’t ‘produce’) is NOT your friend.
    It’s YOUR life. Conventional medicine is money-driven, and comes pre-laced with terrible side-effects. It’s YOUR health and YOUR life.

  • Esteban

    Holistic Medicine is a nice addition and I am sure there are a few gems but for every gem there are 10,000′s snake oil salesmen and hucksters. I work in the eye biz and I have seen more than my fair share of people who tried to treat their glaucoma with holistic methods and ended up blind.

    • Margaret

      Try miracle mineral solution. Very inexpensive, yet effective.

      • Margaret

        This answer actually was meant to go somewhere else. I don’t think mms would help with the eyes, but you know what will–a very light stream of ozone blown in and around the eyes for about 2 minutes each eye, for a series of treatments. My husband was completely blind in his left eye and is now starting to see bit by bit. He’s had 4 treatments so far.

  • http://acnecarefacts.blogspot.com Weldon Lingard

    Cool share!Also I liked this blog’s layout.You will surely see me around your blog quite often as I like improving my knowledge.

  • christopher

    AS a physician i have been diagnosing and treating Lyme disease and its co-infections for 20 years. Every patient is unique and requires different medications. I have employed just about every therapy one can think of in such treatment. If a patient is seriously ill with neurological Lyme then Iv antibiotics must be employed along with oral antibiotics, and others. One can never say they have beaten the disease as it lurks for years. If symptoms return after treatment , the “bugs” were not defeated and treatment must begin again. Other very useful treatments are ozone and ultraviolet blood irradiation, bee venom therapy and certain vaccines

  • Patti

    i am thrilled when I hear someone has beaten Lyme disease. I wish all of us were so lucky. My insurance will not pay for a LLMD or medication. I can;t afford to get treatment in the altenative way either, that cost just as much so those us who are so very ill and bedridren are left to die.

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