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The Quiet Epidemic

@QuietEpidemic

Sep 8

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"The Lyme disease bacteria—Borrelia burgdorferi—is definitely one of the smartest bacteria on the planet.⁠ The spirochete is a spiral shaped organism. And because of its spiral shape, and the fact that it has many tales, called flagella...

A pink squiggly bacteria (spirochete) is centered against a black background, with a gray line below it for depth. "The Quiet Epidemic: As close as your backyard" is written in the lower righthand corner in white in a blocky, all-caps font.

...this organism knows how to move through the tissues. It can disseminate throughout the body and into your central nervous system.⁠ ⁠

So we know what syphilis can do to the body—which is a spirochetal infection. And the problem is, Lyme is the great imitator, just like syphilis was.⁠ ⁠ The most common misdiagnoses that I see in my practice are people who have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome...⁠

...The most common misdiagnoses that I see in my practice are people who have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus—multiple sclerosis is a big one. Patients who have dementia.⁠..

And then people are told they're crazy."⁠ - Dr. Richard Horowitz / Interview for The Quiet Epidemic⁠

Dr. Richard Horowitz is featured in The Quiet Epidemic, among other leading physicians, scientists and journalists. He shares wisdom from his 30+ years of experience in diagnosing and treating Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses.

Dr. Horowitz is also the author of two best-selling books on the mystery of Lyme and chronic disease—Why Can't I Get Better? and How Can I Get Better? ⁠

Before being diagnosed with Lyme / tick-borne illness, which diagnoses were you given?⁠ ⁠ (Also, a big shout out to our motion graphics team—Krzys Pianko, David Driscoll, Cody Tilson, Zach Booth!)⁠

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The Quiet Epidemic

@QuietEpidemic

A feature-length documentary about Lyme disease. #thequietepidemic #lymedisease #documentary

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