This doctor sees a connection between Lyme disease, vaccines, and viruses:
Before I was reinfected and finally diagnosed with Lyme disease after 20 years of being misdiagnosed, I remember the last vaccine I got to work in a hospital making me terribly ill- Hepatitis B. And yes, this vaccine/virus is on the good doctor’s list. After knowing two people who almost died after getting a regular flu vaccine (before the swine flu strain was added, making it even more dangerous!), I certainly don’t plan on getting any more vaccines. This means I won’t ever work anywhere vaccines are required for employment. Getting the Hepatitis B vaccine and the resulting malaise caused me to have to leave my job, anyway, so whatever immune system damage and long-term health issues caused by this vaccine/virus definitely weren’t worth it. I’ve learned a lot about vaccines and vaccine damage since then, and I suggest anyone with Lyme to do your own research on this topic.
Dr. Thomas Rau’s theory on how viruses and vaccines act with the Borrelia bacteria to cause the Lyme disease symptoms could explain why some people who get bitten with a tick carrying Bb show symptoms, either acute or later, and why some people never show symptoms. He believes that the Borrelia bacteria ALONE does not cause Lyme disease.
Vaccines, viruses (and other co-infections), trauma, toxic loads- all these things PLUS the Lyme bacteria, Borrelia (Bb), determine what symptoms an infected person may have. So, these things in combination cause the symptoms we call “Lyme disease” and maybe not any one of these factors alone? This would definitely make it harder to diagnose, research, and treat by the average doctor, as we all know by now. I’m interested in learning more from Dr. Rau and from everything I’ve learned over the last 5 years (after Labor Day) of being diagnosed and researching Lyme disease, what he is saying rings true with me. There is MUCH more in Lyme than just the Bb spirochete bacteria.
I lost a dog last year to Lyme disease, a 5-year-old in the prime of his life (he was 40-42 in dog years), after he was given a leptospirosis vaccine which is also a spirochete- just like Lyme. This vaccine weakened his immune system enough during a cold/wet winter to let the latent (lying dormant in his system) Lyme become active. As we all know, Lyme like any other pathogen is opportunistic, and often waits until the infected organism is weakened by other factors- stress, trauma, other pathogens such as viruses/bacteria, vaccines, toxins, etc… The vet seemed just as ignorant as the human doctors in this area on how harmful vaccines can be, and equally ignorant in diagnosing and treating Lyme. It was a brutal lesson (after seeing 3 other dogs die too young from Lyme) to watch my sweet dog die right before my eyes and not be able to do anything about it. My heart goes out to anyone with sick children, Lyme or otherwise. I can’t imagine being any more devastated than I was at this time. My dogs no longer get the normal schedule of vaccines, due to this.
I’m planning on getting and reading Dr. Rau’s book that outlines the treatment he uses at his clinic, The Swiss Secret to Optimal Health: Dr. Rau’s Diet for Whole Body Healing.
See original article that sparked this post, “Lyme disease symptoms fueled by vaccines”:
And, I also recommend this article on the Natural Health 365 website, “Defeat Lyme disease without antibiotics”: