Recovery from Lyme Disease: The Integrative Medicine Guide to Diagnosing and Treating Tick-Borne Illness (Hardcover)
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From the foreword by world-leading Lyme expert Joseph J. Burrascano, Jr., MD:
A detailed and thoughtful road-map is sorely needed. And it is in this context that I am so pleased that we have this book by Dr. Kinderlehrer. I wish I had had a book like this back in the day to guide me! It covers just about everything—the infections, diagnostic tests, treatments, and yes, the all-important terrain. It gives the reader an in-depth, but easily understandable, guide through the many subtleties of tick-borne illnesses. One is impressed with the knowledge presented and grateful for this information which has helped so many people recover from chronic illness.
To anyone touched by tick-borne diseases, be they a patient, a caregiver or loved one, or health practitioner, this book is a must-read. It will serve as a continuing reference as it gets read and reread to assimilate all it has to offer. I congratulate Dr. Kinderlehrer and thank him for this most impressive work.
The ultimate guide to recognizing, coping with, and overcoming chronic infection.
Lyme Disease is a substantial problem. While the CDC reported 427,000 new cases in 2017 based on surveillance criteria, actual numbers based on clinical diagnosis put that number at over one million. It is now well accepted that 10 to 20 percent of these cases go on to become a chronic illness, and these numbers don't even include those people who became chronically ill without ever witnessing a tick attachment or a bulls-eye rash. In other words, hundreds of thousands of people develop a chronic illness every year.
This is why Dr. Dan Kinderlehrer’s book is so important and timely and has the potential to help millions who are victims of this epidemic. His integrative approach offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive plan available for treating and beating this disease. It will discuss brand new treatments such as disulfiram, which is being hailed as a major breakthrough, as well as the use of cannabis to treat pain and anxiety, among other developments in the field. With the staggering growth we are seeing in numbers of people afflicted, this book becomes more important every day.
Kinderhlehrer is in a unique position to write this book. After completing a residency in Internal Medicine in 1979, he opened one of the first practices in the US in what was then called Holistic Medicine. After becoming an expert in nutrition and environmental illness, he became ill himself with Lyme disease complex. His long road to recovery has given him insights into what patients are going through; his background in internal medicine trained him to understand the complexities of his multi-systemic illness; his knowledge of environmental illness has enabled him to evaluate immune dysregulation; and his study of energetic medicine, spiritual alignment, and healing from trauma has yielded insights into how to help patients shift their belief systems to being well.
Recovery from Lyme Disease is by far the most thorough book available on Lyme Disease Complex. It will provide patients with information that will guide them on their healing journeys, as well as supplying doctors with instruction on appropriate diagnosis and treatment approaches.
About the Author
Daniel Kinderlehrer, MD, is a nationally recognized physician with expertise in the fields of nutrition, allergy, environmental medicine, Lyme disease, and the healing of mind-body-spirit as a unified whole. He co-founded The New England Center for Holistic Medicine in Newbury, Massachusetts, and has taught extensively, including practitioner training courses at the Omega Institute, The National Institute of Behavioral Medicine, and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. He created and organized the Lyme Fundamentals course which is presented annually at the International Lyme and Associated Diseases conferences. He is the author of several review articles in medical journals and the Lyme Times. His integrated medical practice in Denver, Colorado, focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne disease.
“Many of the illnesses that have proven difficult to treat effectively—such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and Lou Gehrig’s disease—are diseases without known cause. In Recovery from Lyme: The Integrative Medicine Guide to Diagnosing and Treating Tick-Borne Illness, Dr. Daniel Kinderlehrer shows that tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease (Borreliosis), Bartonellosis, and Babesiosis, may be associated with a surprisingly wide range of symptoms and diseases, from multiple sclerosis to PANS (pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome) to depression to rheumatoid arthritis and many more. Dr. Kinderlehrer describes how to recognize, evaluate, and treat these tick-borne illnesses, and the important lessons he offers in this book could alleviate suffering for the many in whom these diseases often go unrecognized. I recommend this book highly for anyone dealing with the diverse symptoms that may be related to tick-borne illnesses.”
—Dale Bredesen, MD, professor and New York Times bestselling author of The End of Alzheimer’s
"Dr. Kinderlehrer’s approach to treating Lyme is a model of how medicine should be practiced. He combines meticulous, compassionate attention to all aspects of a patient’s health together with both rigorous attention to evidence informed by extensive knowledge of published and unpublished studies as well as an openness to consider novel therapies when more traditional therapies prove ineffective."
—Peter Van Etten, former President/CEO of Stanford Medical Center
“Dr. Daniel Kinderlehrer has written a comprehensive and readable book for both physicians and consumers that will provide them with an excellent understanding of what Lyme disease is and how to treat it. Recovery from Lyme is filled with patient stories that will enable the public to resonate to this information and assimilate it more easily. Having struggled with his own Lyme disease and finding his own path to healing, who better to provide this guide?”
—Neil Nathan, MD, author of Toxic: Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Chronic Environmental Illness
“In this comprehensive and informative book, Dr. Kinderlehrer brings to the table his many years of research and experience with chronic Lyme disease patients. He shares in a succinct, yet easy to understand format, the multifaceted challenges of treating one of today's most complex and debilitating diseases. Perhaps even more importantly, he provides solid, research-based solutions that have been helpful for enabling many thousands of Lyme disease patients to recover their lives. These include natural as well as pharmaceutical remedies, as well as therapies that restore every organ and system of the body. Dr. Kinderlehrer's approach goes beyond removing infections, and addresses the healing of the whole person, which is key to recovering from this disease. Readers will find a wealth of powerful insights and keys in this book that will enable them and/or their patients to overcome and get their lives back.”
—Connie Strasheim, health consultant, medical researcher, and co/author of 12+ books on Lyme disease, cancer, detoxification, nutrition, sleep, and spiritual/emotional healing
“If you are a health practitioner unfamiliar with Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections, or if you have been treating these conditions for years (or if you are anywhere in between), Daniel Kinderlehrer’s Recovery from Lyme Disease will likely become your most valued guide for how to best diagnose and treat these patients. And if you are not a medical person but wish or need to learn how a master physician would evaluate and treat you, this is the book for you. It is written in language that a layperson will easily understand and yet has the depth that any health professional will appreciate. What is so unique and immensely skillful of Dr. Kinderlehrer’s work is that he is able to broaden one’s perspective while seamlessly holding a magnifying glass over critical details. It is so rare in my experience to read a book that is both academic and yet is equally clinical. And it is additionally rare and even precious that a doctor can be both authoritative and humble. It is most evident that Dr. Kinderlehrer has dedicated himself to learning everything he has been able to learn to best understand and help his patients. And now, as the teacher he is, he has given us a true gift to become more skillful with Lyme patients and truly better physicians. Bravo, Dr. Kinderlehrer!”
—Ralph Golan, MD, author of Optimal Wellness: Where Mainstream and Alternative Medicine Meet
“Dr. Kinderlehrer's book is the most authoritative compendium to date on the numerous facets of an illness that deserves so much more than a simple four-letter label. For the masses suffering with this complex, multi-factorial illness that does not exist in the medical mainstream, Dr. Kinderlehrer's book will come as an inspiration for patients and a guiding light for physicians. He shares the culmination of nearly 50 years' clinical practice in this gem of a book that will enrich generations to come. There is no praise high enough for his work both with patients and teaching other physicians. Thanks to Dr. Kinderlehrer for teaching me the subtleties and nuances of treating this labyrnthine disease.”
—Julie M. Barter, ND
“In Recovery from Lyme: The Integrative Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tick-Borne Illness, which draws from the author's over 40 years’ experience as a holistic practitioner, Dan Kinderlehrer, MD, shares a comprehensive approach to the treatment of Lyme disease and the myriad factors that it often entails. Having had his own at-times devastating journey through Lyme disease which ultimately served as one of his greatest gifts and teachers, Kinderlehrer shares his passion, wisdom, and experience in hopes of helping others to recover their lives.”
—Scott Forsgren, FDN-P, editor and founder of BetterHealthGuy.com
“In his book, Recovery from Lyme Disease: The Integrative Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tick-Borne Illness, Dr. Dan Kinderlehrer outlines the controversies associated with this condition. That there remains an ongoing misconception, perpetuated by major organizations in the medical community, dismissing that the condition ‘Chronic Lyme Disease’ even exists. In this treatise, the lack of evidence for the dismissal of this condition, weighed against both animal and human studies supporting the existence of this condition, is articulated. In so doing, Dr. Kinderlehrer uses the opportunity to help validate the real nature of this entity for so many afflicted. Further, Dr. Kinderlehrer outlines a number of potential integrative interventions that may help empower individuals in the management of their own recoveries.”
—Samuel Shor, MD, FACP, chair of Loudoun County Lyme Commission, past president of International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, associate clinical professor at George Washington University Health Care Sciences
“I enjoyed reading Dr. Kinderlehrer’s book. It is a well-written scientific text that provides a comprehensive review of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. It provides the need for an updated text on the subject. It reviews thoroughly the complex subject from diagnosis to treatment and describes the controversy between the mainstream medical community and a minority of physicians described as ‘Lyme Literate Doctors' (LLD). The majority, headed by the IDSA (Infectious Diseases Society of America), don’t acknowledge the extent of those diseases, their chronicity, their impact on the American society, and the need for prolonged and multidisciplinary treatment approach for these patients. It is disappointing that a group of diseases leading to disabling neuropsychiatric diseases is managed by rheumatologists and infectious disease specialists. Dr. Kinderlehrer represents a relatively small group of physicians that through years of clinical and scientific experience have recognized the complexity of tick-borne diseases’ diagnosis and treatments. We are in an era of medical practice where patients’ conditions are broken into different disciplines and referred to specialists who not infrequently fail to communicate with each other. Dr. Kinderlehrer is one of those rare physicians capable of seeing the patient as a whole person, which is the only approach that can lead to successful management of the chronically ill complex patients. Dr. Kinderlehrer’s book represents this approach and in addition to treatments brought by allopathic medicine provides treatments offered by integrative medicine. The book is an important addition to the very much needed comprehensive literature on Lyme and tick-borne diseases. The book is a must for every open-minded practitioner. Highly recommended!”
—Amiram Katz, MD
“Dr. Kinderlehrer writes with the heart of a philosopher and the head of a scientist. This comprehensive book is much needed to advance our current understanding of Lyme and its related infections. Dr. Kinderlehrer presents this material in a clear and concise way that can be easily understood by both patients and clinicians. This is a must-read for anyone searching for a balanced approach to this complex, and often misunderstood, group of infections.”
—Dr. Wayne Anderson, ND
"In their quest to heal, patients sick with Lyme and co-infections can lose their way amidst the hopelessness of denialism, the woo of snake oil, and the frightening stories online. If you have been searching for real help, heave a sigh of relief and stop here. With the rigor of classic training in Western medicine, decades at the forefront of integrative medicine, and the sensitivity that comes from being a Lyme patient himself, the brilliant Dr. Kinderlehrer clearly and deftly rolls out the inside science of Lyme disease and the treatments and lifestyle changes, both allopathic and alternative, that have helped his patients regain their lives."
—Pamela Weintraub, author of Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic
"Dr. Dan Kinderlehrer has been on the front lines of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases for decades. He writes this book from the perspective of a physician who has the long-term responsibility of treating and helping these very challenging patients. After experiencing what he has seen with this epidemic, he has been motivated to take the responsibility to share his observations and research by writing this book. I thank Dr. Kinderlehrer for taking the time and effort to organize and share his experiences and insights to help others."
—Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA