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  Spirochetal diseases

  I am getting a suspicion that we may be straying from a very important fight and acknowledgment of Lyme and Tick-borne related diseases with outdated non-knowledgeable lab and test readers and scientists.

  There is so much ignorance in the lab diseases identification system, pertaining to Lyme spirochetes that misidentification between Lyme and Syphilis in children or any subject could be miss diagnosed. If someone was to tell me I was suffering from Syphilis. I would certainly do my homework. Plus look at the slides. Something stinks here and I suggest a Lyme Knowledgable mind should be looking into it. This Syphilis "epidemic" as it appears, I feel could very well be Blind acknowledgment of Congenital and/or prenatal Lyme in many cases. This needs a good study. David R Thomas - Lyme Diseases Advocate, Survivor.

 This is very important to get right. David R Thomas - Tick-borne diseases researcher, survivor, Author, 

                    My Lyme Opinion


What is the difference and how it responds to our metabolism and LYME

Here is my thoughts on bread and it's responses to Lyme issues. Keep in mind I am not a dietitian or a Doctor. Not that it has any barring on what is knowledgeable when it comes to Tick-borne related issues or any other autoimmune issue for that matter. So before you run right out and change all of your eating habits, you might consider chatting with either one of these occupations as long as they are Lyme Literate and not simply educated through a conventional 15-minute introduction to Lyme at the big U.

Bread as we know it comes in mostly plastic wrappers.

I have found breads are not all created equal. Much of the white bread is made with (Ingredients: Enriched Wheat Flour)

1. White Bread - Most people eat white bread unless there is a health issue with Bloating. (Gas or Cell) My issue is Fatty cell bloating throughout the body. You can watch this by pitching your Love Handles as we call them at your hip sides. Enriched wheat flour will add two inches to my fat layer, and I will be sluggish and tired. A dietitian can offer much better wording perhaps. The important thing to me is what I pinch and feel and see, is also what I cant pinch, cant feel and cant see.

2. Wheat bread - Now we get a bit involved for some. If you like so-called wheat bread and prefer the taste and seem to get these awful bloating issues. You still may be eating (Enriched Wheat Flour Bread). This is how many Restaurants honor the patron's wishes with Wheat bread. But the sad part is: Labeled (Ingredients: Enriched Wheat Flour Bread) does the same damage to some people and cells as most White Bread.

3. 100 % Whole Wheat Bread - (Ingredients: Whole Wheat Flour) makes the difference for me. If I stay away from Enriched wheat flour, I do not bloat. The Ingredients Label on the wrapper will tell you what you need to know as a rule. The enriched wheat Flour in NON-Whole Wheat Bread is obviously very unhealthy for the late-stage or possibly early-stage Lyme sufferer. I do find myself eating a white bun in a restaurant from time to time. I also fall for the wheat sub bun when ordering out. But in large, I stay away from Enriched wheat flour bread, because it is not Whole Wheat Bread.

I was given the information from my first Lyme Literate Doc who was a pioneer of his day in Lyme treatment and deeply threatened and chastised in courts by the powers that be by the CDC, IDSA, NIH, and license compromises that he was limited to what he could do as an Insurance covered doctor and what his patients could turn into their insurance companies. Therefore he could not practice medicine without charging cash only from patients. So you and I owe him. (no names mentioned).

As it happens, one of the main subordinates and understudies of the powers that be, or Gods In White Coats That I write about on my site and in my book Through Challenge and Lyme Disease by David R Thomas, actually runs and is controlling the Covid19 Pandemic and is advisor to the leaders of the world. 4252021


I was asked to submit my thoughts on the present Lyme issues. I submited the following. 

Dear Journal,


   My cause for better Tick-borne diseases understanding by the medical community and higher education is not filtering through the channels of Big U. learning channels. But is coming from the grassroots fieldwork of Medical professionals that understand, there is something wrong from top-tier learning, down to the medical advisor to the patient. When only the patient has the answers to their own successes or demise. 

 This medical climate through Covid Pandemic has also clouded the importance of Tick disease issues and increased the Lyme and co-infections such as Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis among many others infectious spread by at least 150,000 victims per year in the USA alone. Up from 425,000 annually (This comes from a CDC post recently)

 There will not be a valued medical Tick defense system until all medical professionals, from first responders to specialists of all areas of medicine stop blowing this responsibility off to the next office.  

 We must educate the complete medical system. The best way at this time as I see it is to start listening to the surviving speakers and educators and the Lyme Literate community that is in place at Ilads. ( International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society ) and many very knowledgeable characters fighting for updated Lyme medical practices.

 We must restart learning global Tick disease prevention practices that have been diluted through population growing neglect and medical gaslighting for higher profit-taking and misdiagnosis from/to the patient.

 There are great Lyme prevention programs available in the ready-to-educate world. 

We need to be using this now.

Video version available Herehere.

Thank you for your time,

David R Thomas

Lyme advocate and consultant

Through Challenge and Lyme



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Alpha Gal and meat Allergies

Posted on December 3, 2016 at 5:18 PM Comments comments (2)
  1. Great article for meat allergy sufferers from the Alpha Gal page Matthew Henderson
       So, it was about three and one half years ago I was diagnosed with this life changing allergy. Not having grown up in tick country, I can remember all three of my bites, including the last one that passed this to me, and forever altered my trajectory. That last one occurred in Amelia, VA while I was enjoying some recreational shooting. That was a Friday in late March, and I found the insidious ...creature on the Sunday. I still remember how surprised my doctor was that I had been bitten so early in the year. Obviously, this little menace didn't get the memo that feeding time wasn't for another couple of months. Anyway, the bite itself lasted for about 4 months, and was red and inflamed the entire time. Oh, and did I mention that I wanted to rip my skin off, it itched something terrible. My doctor said he couldn't do much, except provide an anti-itch cream. During this time frame, I traveled to a location that had some awesome bbq, and I availed myself of the treat almost daily. During that week I started feeling really sick, started itching, and started seeing little bite-like bumps appear randomly over my body. I do not remember a time in my life where I have had large hives, I just never broke out in this fashion; rather experiencing rashes and blisters. Anyway, I was tested for Lyme and RMSF, but nothing came back positive. That week I was taking a lot of Ibuprofen and caffeine just to function, and the doctor diagnosed me with scabies. As the treatment didn't work, I was sent to a dermatologist, who told me he couldn't do anything, as I was having an allergic reaction. This I already knew, and had started my own research. By googling a combination of words, I landed on the AG Awareness page. As I read the articles, I found myself in disbelief and denial. After mulling over the information, I decided to contact an Allergist. They told me they were aware of AG, and scheduled the tests. I received the results, and my number was 2.54. As a testament to the number not identifying reactivity, I would react to beef by exhibiting hives and itching. But, to pork I would have severe gastrointestinal cramping and pain. Go figure. I never suffered anaphylaxis.
    A few weeks ago, I decided to be tested again, and my results came back <0.10. Since then, I have tried small amounts of lean beef, with no reaction. I still cannot convince myself to try pork or ground beef.
    Why am I writing this? To let people know there is hope. And, maybe it will help some of the medical personnel on this page. Since that fateful day, I have not been rebitten, which may account for the precipitous decline in my number. I would not recommend going hog-wild (ok, maybe a little pun intended) and eating everything if your numbers drop. Always be careful. Still, there can be an improvement.


Posted on September 30, 2016 at 8:37 PM Comments comments (17)
Hello Everyone,
DO I HAVE ACTIVE LYME DISEASE OR NOT? Does anyone have experience with the test offered at Advanced-Labs that grows the Lyme spirochetes from your blood for up to 4 months to determine if you have active Lyme Disease in your body.  I have problems in so many different parts of my body and want to find out definitively if it's Lyme.  I would so appreciate any information you could offer.
 In response,
 1.  I am a Lyme Advocate seriously trying to help people like yourself seek and find answers. I am not a Doctor or medical professional. But my Wife and I are advanced Lyme recovers that has seen Hell and back. I am also a proud member of the PALRN. I pride myself in knowing what I am talking about in Lyme as I do presentations and am called to homes to help those with questions like yourself.  I have looked over your website address at Advanced Lab. I couldn't feel more sure in saying that this is a CDC/Protocol site that is geared to help those with illnesses.  In my investigation. I have found that they use your test for a short test for Lyme antibodies and if there is a small hint of Lyme, The lab grows a culture for a longer period of time and takes another count to determine the outcome. This is still the first I have heard of it so I am not the best to chat about it. 
 2.   I would recommend you talk to a Lyme disease Literate Doctor. I am not talking about a Autoimmune specialist or Infectious disease person that your doctor recommends at his own hospital or in house testing group who says they know all about Lyme disease. I am talking about LLMD (Lyme Literate Medical Doctor). 
 3.  NEXT You can go to or (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society). Use there Lyme Literate Doctors Referral list to find an LLMD nearest you. You are in good company around Doylestown with You may need to travel some. Secondly CDC protocol doctor for the most part are not yet equipped to take on the NEW sciences of Lyme or Advanced Lyme such as it could be that you have as I see it. Please don't alienate your regular physician. He is just following orders. You need a Lyme warrior. That is us Lyme advocates and LLMD's. I would recommend chatting with somebody such as myself or someone at the addresses that I just gave you. There is another site that is invaluable to the undiagnosed Lyme sufferer. That is in your own back yard at: [email protected] PH: 610-388-7333 There you will find a simple e-booklet called Lyme Disease and associated diseases / THE BASICS. You can also request a print copy and literature.
 4. NEXT in the back of that book you will find a survey. Please sit down with your other half if he/she is still around after all of your suffering as I am sure you have had if you are a Lyme disease sufferer. Think back to when your health problems all started. Now start the test. You may be very surprised at what you uncover. 
 5.  NEXT you will get tested at this LLMD by a different Lab that actually does understand and test for Lyme ( This may cost some money depending on your doctor(LLMD). Or that person knowing Lyme as and LLMD does. You may even get a clinical Diagnosis as CDC claims Lyme disease is anyway. 
 6.  NEXT enough for now. If your a Lyme sufferer. Your mind is already flooded with information. You will need a Lyme coach to guide you through this until you get your marbles back in line. ASK them at Lymepa for the nearest Lyme support group to help you navigate the waters. You have just taken your first step in getting well. Incidentally I was bed ridden for six months, Lyme messed up my heart, took away all my dreams and fortunes. I have found all of those and more in and after my recovery in different colors, shapes and ideals. Good luck. We the Lyme community are here for you.        " IN MY OPINION "
Good Luck,

David R Thomas
The new Bradford County, PA.-
Rep. for
Lyme Advocate

Jenna Luche-Thayer/Oversight Required 2016

Posted on May 30, 2016 at 10:21 AM Comments comments (112)
Hello All,

  I am honored to share with you with permission from Jenna Luche-Thayer some great work she has been doing lately in the Lyme and Tick related diseases epidemic. Jenna credentials are also listed after the videos. She has earned the Lyme communities respect as so many have. I have dedicated a page to her work on page 9. Click Here Right after my Making a difference Page.
Thank you Jenna Luche-Thayer,
David R Thomas


Posted on March 12, 2016 at 9:13 AM Comments comments (6)
 This poem struck my mind this morning as I decided to take out an address I no longer needed.


My duty today for a friend,
a warrior who could not stay.
She was strong as she was quiet,
we heard little at the end.
Her mate was always there,
with his strength and to defend.
As this monster inside her,
he would keep until the end.

My duty today for a friend,
a warrior who could not stay.
When we met she was my teacher,
for a journey that will get deeper.
She was blessed so many ways,
her soul can now go free,
With out the fences of challenge,
to tell, you could not see.

My duty today for a friend,
a warrior who could not stay.
The nights with no sleep,
we knew she was adding.
The wind became silent,
as a friend slips away.
My duty in honor,
to delete from my list.
I can hear her say,
I could not stay.

David R Thomas

This is written with a special spot in our hearts of Advanced Lyme /tick related issues
and the many silent and invisible disease sufferers who we understand and can relate to.


Posted on February 6, 2016 at 8:36 PM Comments comments (0)
Good morning all,
 My morning opens with a heavy heart this morning as one of my closest loved ones lay in a hospital bed taking antibiotic transfusions for an infection. This person (TP) suffers greatly with a RA diagnosis and also must take RA anti-inflammatory meds to control the pain. (as subscribed). There by killing the autoimmune system and allowing infections to return or move from place to place. TP has suffered so long and yet TP has such great trust in the medical community that I believe I will be watching TP fade away. It is out of my hands unless a call comes in asking for some advice outside of TP's belief system. As most of you know by now that as a Lyme disease advocate I see these things and study and research this dreadful illness of Lyme and related diseases. I have also known for sometime that some infections will tend to go away with treatment just to hide and come back another day. This is I believe what is happening with TP. The anti-inflammatory RA meds deplete the autoimmune system and when the time is right for the infection to show its ugly head once again. The infection will become stronger every time. I believe TP needs help from or the They are now excepted in the National Guidelines Clearinghouse for Doctors to refer to about Lyme issues. This is new and more than likely the medical community don't know about it yet. Although I realize I am not a doctor. I am a survivor, and I have found myself butting heads against a system that has been waiting for the great discovery of disease issues and now that it is here. The system refuses to  see or listen. Granted we  Lyme Advocates and Lyme community's are breaking new ground everyday but so many more to loose before the right heads are sick enough to make a difference. Good luck TP and prayers.
Lyme Advocate,
David R Thomas


Posted on December 29, 2015 at 9:31 AM Comments comments (6)
Back in Jan. 2012 I wrote down a thought process (Poem) that I shared with fellow Lyme sufferers. And now as I have a better understanding of silent and invisible illnesses. I would like to share this again. With a wider audience and the invisible illness community. I wish all 2015 sufferers of anything a better 2016. We Lyme sufferers know. Poem follows.
 "Some Say" 
Some say I’m poor, 
I say I’m priceless. 
Some say I don’t have anything, 
I say I got more. 
Some say I am in so much pain, 
I say mere skid marks of my path. 
Some say I am not trying, 
I say I am resting. 
Some say I got nothing, 
I say my needs are full. 
Some say I am not productive, 
I say walk with me. 
Some say I am nobody, 
I say I am your son, father, brother, friend. 
Some say my time is running out, 
I say my time is running over. 
Some say I left my friends, 
I say I’m right here. 
Some say I should do this, 
I say this is all I can do. 
Some say I’m lost, 
I say give me your hand. 
Some say I’m different, 
I say some say. 
By David R Thomas 1/6/12 

Lymie Mother Shares

Posted on October 10, 2015 at 8:49 AM Comments comments (2)
  This article came to me a few month's ago and I felt it would make a good share with at least a couple that I am helping maneuver through the maze for help in Lyme. The letter follows.  
  I had a couple similar on lady talked to me a year ago (she is pretty bad) & she went to LLMD but when she sent the bloodwork to iGeneX she put a copy of her insurance card instead of a check so they wouldn't do it.  She felt iGeneX and LLMD were wrong & besides she tried the diet for a few weeks and it did not help.  She said she couldn't afford the testing so there was no sense in going back...she went to her primary care doc and had him up her steroids.  After all this, she proceeded to tell me about how sick her dog got with Lyme and they spent the money to get him better.  We have just been studying in Sunday School  how human life does not seem to matter anymore and that people are putting animals above humans which is not in point here.

The 2nd just doesn't want to spend money at all and not sure she likes doctors but boy has she gone down hill since I last saw her a few months ago.  I did give her a natural path's name this time.  Pretty sure she will still not do anything with it though.

I know everything is not Lyme or tick-borne diseases & you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink...but sometimes it is and people should listen. My husband & I have tried to talk to one couple (close friends) about this for over 10 yrs. Husband has had 2 or 3 neck surgeries, 4 failed carpal tunnel surgeries, back surgery, weird cysts removed (most likely Bartonella) & knee replacement surgery.  He finally went to see a LLMD the end of Dec because he really thought the end was near...guess what - he tested positive for Lyme, Babesia, Bartonella & others.  His LLMD said it was too bad he hadn't seen him 10 yrs ago as the surgeries may have been prevented.  Even as he saw improvement quickly, his knee was really bad.  A culture was taken of the fluids drawn from the knee and no infection showed  up (after being off antibiotics for 3 weeks) so he had surgery to replace the artificial knee  thinking it was the wrong one/size which was used.  Boy were the doctors surprised when they opened him up as it was full of infection & the infection had eaten away the bones on either side of the replacement.  It was determined to be Lyme & they replaced the knee with an antibiotic block and put in a pic-line.   Now to his wife, she has suffered several stroke like things but they could never figure out what they were even the time she was in the hospital over a month and had to learn to walk & talk again.  She still has not been tested as "they need to get him better first".

Lyme friend

Lyme and Lizards

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 7:41 PM Comments comments (0)
  I Awoke to an article by a FB reader scientist researcher integrative medicine person this morning. It is very worth the read.
I lifted this from Doctor sussers Lizard story. at:…/ ----------------------- I wanted to write this blog about Lizards because of some comments I received from the California Lyme Support Group about the Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentals) and its connection to disease.
Lyme Disease and Lizards Los Angeles
About 16 years ago a number of studies showed that a protein in Western Fence Lizard’s blood killed the Lyme disease bacteria in the gut of an infected immature western black-legged tick. The tick then molts (matures) into a disease-free adult tick. This was especially true when ticks fed around the lizard’s ears.[1] Interestingly enough, as far as my limited research has shown, there is no work going on to produce a therapeutic agent to help humans fight Lyme disease by isolating the protein from the Western Fence Lizard. This article deserves some Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) assoc. and Lyme Research Alliance time read.

Organ Donors

Posted on December 7, 2014 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)
    I use to be a Donor. But now I am a Lyme recoverer. Many people are getting sick organs. Until we can get a knowledgeable medical community. Babesia, Bartonella, Erlichia, and many other coinfections will be transferred. But still believe perhaps it is a great program if tested properly. I believe with an igenex Western blot test to determine about Lyme is or is not present. A good chance there are no coinfections. But not always the case. They say the organs are clean but the medical community will not use tests that work and only allow tests proven and protocoled by IDSA and CDC and high paid legislators. And now the government is being pressured into outlawing the very tests that can save us. IN MY OPINION.


Posted on October 11, 2014 at 8:04 AM Comments comments (21)
  I recently caught a reply on one of my friends FB post about Nora who is fiercely afraid of going out into tick areas for her husband had gotten sick from a tick bite. I hope her experience and husband recover. It struck an article and it follows.
  Good morning Nora, My wife and I have been married 15 yrs next month. We are late stage/advanced Lymee's and advocates. We are also great lovers of the out doors. We took to the woods yesterday about 4:00 and enjoyed a great afternoon with some quiet as we sat and waited for the elusive buck to appear. That didn't happen but we did enjoy the ruffled grouse that frighten my wife and a couple of ringneck pheasant and some gorgeous pics Linda got with her camera. As we headed out of the woods the captain saw a tick climbing on my back. She flicked it of. When we got home I said to her. Ok honey start stripping. Well not literally but I did find an adult  deer tick climbing up her second layer of clothing toward her hair line. I took care of the tick and saw no further intruders. We sprayed deet before the woods, layers and tied of our sock and pant legs so ticks did not so apt to crawl up inside our clothes and walla. the ticks were spotted and taken care off properly. I am quite comfortable that we will not suffer any ill affects from going on or 4 hr. journey to the wilderness because we were prepared. It has been a struggle getting back to this point but am learning and teaching that Mother nature still wears the pants in my Gods house. If you respect her, She will more than likely respect you back. Thank you Nora for striking this thought.