Tuesday, 21 August 2012


Below is an extract from BettyG's Blog written by Tom Grier - to read the whole posting click here 

'The experts got almost everything important about Lyme disease wrong from the very beginning, and never once tried to apologize or correct their mistakes. 

 So I ask again: Why do we call them Lyme experts? 

They should be held accountable for mistakes that either came from arrogance, incompetence, or a purposeful choice to mislead us.

Personally I believe it to be all three. 

But I am not asking anyone to just accept my arguments based on history or my opinions.

I am asking the entire world to base an opinion on the basis of pathology. 

Scientists must look for the persistence of Borrelia species in the human brain after antibiotic treatment. 

A study should include no less than 1000 human brain autopsies world-wide on Lyme patients, dementia patients and MS patients. 

We need to use state of the art research tools to look for the survival of the bacteria in the human brain. 

We must use at minimum the following tools: 

Fluorescent-antibody stains for Borrelia, Silver-Stains, RNA-PCR for a generic Borrelia markers that are not species specific, but can detect any Borrelia species, thin section microscopy, the Bosner-Steiner method of staining and brain tissue analysis (this allows many cell layers to be analyzed instead of just one) tissue culture, 
PCR and antigen captures tests of Borrelia antigens. 
And for heavens sake: don't let the old school "Lyme-Experts" have a cent of the research monies to do this study; 
keep the CDC out of it, 
and don't allow corporate health organizations to contribute funding. 
Use private monies that are untainted by conflicts of interest.' 

Tom Grier

There are more interesting lectures by Tom Grier posted in the right hand column of Looking at Lyme Disease blog.


  1. If anyone is interested there is a fairly new direct blood culture test that cost I believe $600 out of pocket. Your blood can be taken and sent to Advanced Labratory in New Jersey.This test actually cultures your blood 2 times about 3-4 months apart and if you have Borrellia, it will show up as growth in the blood. 80% of patients who were negative on all other Lyme tests are now showing up that they do have the Lyme bacterial Spirochete in their bloodstream. This is a big breakthrough but unfortunately Western Medicine and the ISDA do not yet recognize this test as a "legitimate" test.

  2. Thanks Music woman for your comment I follow developments with this new test and look forward to something similar being available here in the UK. Good luck with your battle with Lyme Disease. For anyone not familiar Music Woman was referring to IDSA an easy slip to get the letters mixed, I seem to do it all the time when I type these days.