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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that we may be straying from a very important fight and acknowledgment of Lyme and Tick-borne related diseases with outdated non-knowledgeable lab and test readers and scientists.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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Posted on April 25, 2019 at 9:03 PM Comments comments (106)
A Recent Intervention

I was called to an intervention for a retired RN. This RN was very concerned for her sister. 
As we talked we found the nurse also was treated a few short years ago. As we chatted about things. 
I found I was more concerned with this RN than I was with her Sister. 

Now she and three members of her family will look into getting help. 

This RN had been suffering Neurological, arthritic, Autonomic issues and had no idea that she was a chronic Lymie. 

She said the doctor took a test and she tested positive right off the bite.

OK, I am not an MD. But I see this way too much. 

When sufferers test the positive right of the bite. 

I explained to her. She likely carried the bacteria for years and this Tick brought her to the doctor as she was dropping fast. 

I suggest she was living with an active infection because detectable antibodies are not detectable for about 6 to 8 weeks I believe. 

As we left, I looked into her eyes and told her. 

A very common statement made to the Tick-borne disease community is: 

You are looking great, of coarse, we say thank you, while we unravel on the inside.

Her eyes spoke back to me saying yes and now she has someone that believes her.

Yes, You won't get it until you get it. And then sometimes you don't get it until you chat with those that have it.

David R Thomas - Tick-borne diseases advocates 42519


Posted on March 13, 2019 at 9:32 AM Comments comments (556)


federal testing

I am reading the article about Opioid, Syphilis outbreaks and Trumps Hiv. Plan from Morgellens Survey – Facebook page.

My Dad and I had an experience back on the farm 30 years ago. I was the in house Pseudo-Quack or farm vet. Supervised by a well vetted Veterinarian. I kept very stringent records back then as because as is today. If you send a animal to market and the test for antibiotics in that meat should show positive. You would not just be reprimanded with a quarantine, but possibly even fine and loose the price of the meat. I recieved a call one morning about a positive test. I also had herd of other growers being nabbed for positive tests. In those days there testing involved a swab test of the liver and a no growth zone around the swab. I was adamant that my records showed all the correct time frames to the meat that I shipped. They were investigated and then I suggested are the Federal inspectors knowledgeable in reading these tests. I do not know how this was investigated after this. But it was found that the Federal investigator did not know how to read the test correctly. This no growth zone was naturally formed with natural antibodies in the blood. But when the growth zone ran over the I believe ½ in. no growth zone. This was said to be positive. We survived that traumatic experience. But never received the money from the meat or an apology from the Government.

This experience makes be wonder as our testing today for Syphilis I suspect still gives great weight to a corkscrew Spirochete for diagnosis. Today there is a great emphasis on the corkscrew Spirochete of Borrelia Burgdorfirii. There is much talk of uptick in Syphilis by 44%. This makes me wonder about the uptick in Syphilis diagnosis and similar corkscrew spirochetes, that both Syphilis and Borrelia Burgdofoii have in common. Although these spirochetes are different to the trained eye. They may not be as different to an inexperience eye. I think this brings me to suggesting a thorough look at what we are teaching these lab students today. Do they have the expertise in diagnosing some of these like diseases.

Lyme and Tick Borne disease Advocate

David R Thomas


Posted on January 30, 2019 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (3)
 WOW, Linda and I at were called to a home by about 1 1/2 years ago. We found a family stressed out, all looked very tired. Their voices were tense and fearful. They were losing a battle with their teenager. We listened for some time and I was convinced this was another missed case of Lyme disease and coinfections. Linda and I remained in contact as we helped the family develop a plan. We learn in the Lyme world that plans are made to be broken and reset often. The teenager has gone through some really serious psychiatric and neurologic issues. We were invited back yesterday after a lengthy conversation with mom on the phone. Wow, this teenager, even though the patient is stabilized with meds for now.
Linda and I went home with great pride that we could help them get their family back. We are confident that in time, this teen will do ok. So many out there will not make it, will take their life, or someone else's, because they were missed by the medical knowledge that has no clue. This is not the first we have been called to and will not be the last. This is a proud day.

Bee Pollen findings

Posted on December 14, 2018 at 10:24 PM Comments comments (6)
 We use some Bee pollen and it may help us. We do not use bee pollen as suggested I am sure. Dr. Ax gives great insight to Bee pollen. I like and am more in line with Dr. Ax than I am with an IDSA FDA promoted site.  Keep in mind Dr. Ax article has my support on this subject.


Bee pollen appears to be safe for most people, at least when taken for a short term. But if you have pollen allergies, you may get more than you bargained for. Bee pollen can cause a serious allergic reaction -- including shortness of breath, hives, swelling, and anaphylaxis.

Bee pollen is not safe for pregnant women. A woman should also avoid using bee pollen if she is breastfeeding.

Bee pollen may cause increased bleeding if taken with certain blood thinners like warfarin. Check with your doctor before taking bee pollen if you take any medications, over-the-counter medicines, or herbals.

I feel WebMD may be a good resource for many things.

Dr. Ax reports - Many manufacturers make bee pollen pills or supplements that claim to help you lose weight fast, but there is little scientific evidence proving this to be true. In fact, the FDA had to recall Zi Xiu Tang bee pollen capsules because they found it contained undeclared sibutramine and phenolphthalein, weight-loss drugs that are no longer used in the U.S. because they may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. 

Thank you for your time. Happy holidays.
David and Linda Thomas 

First Epidemic

Posted on July 6, 2018 at 8:59 AM Comments comments (2)
  I have a great big very affordable Favor to ask my readers this morning. Please Copy and Paste the following into your search bar and click search. Then make a copy of the line and ask your Doctor to get this book and read and understand why they have been made such putts of in the medical world. 
( I request that everyone in my Global reading world COPY & PASTE - " The First Epidemic of Climate Change by Mary Beth Pfeiffer " - into their search bar and click search. This is all you need to do. ) This will help educate, the world of the corruption that our medical community is forced to adhere to. Share with your friends to do the same. This Book is available in ebook and hard copy. THANK YOU. 

Wait or Treatment

Posted on June 4, 2018 at 1:06 PM Comments comments (6)

I was asked - Wouldn’t it be wise to take the doxy treatments to assure against infection? I would not want to take a chance.
My response as a Tick Borne disease advocate and NOT a medical (Non) Lyme Literate person of the new Tick Borne disease sciences.

As a rule Joie, this is where it can get dicey. IN MY OPINION. If you briefly have a tick on you. Should you be tested or treated. Every situation is different. I will be plain and simple. If you have a tick embedded a short time. Typical Doxi 2 pill treatment or 21-day protocol treatment will be a joke in my book for the 20% that will go onto late stage Lyme ( suggest that % is much higher). Plus that 2 pill or 21 days treatment protocol will cancel out any possibly bull's eye rash that only shows less than 40% of the time anyway. To top that off we are finding more Borrelia strains that don't produce a bulls eye rash. At this time in these trying times of Lyme. I would rather keep all options open, Send tick to be tested, get results back in just a few days as incubation is 21 days for Borrelia. Take pictures of the embedded tick. If a tick is positive, Likely you will be too. If a tick is negative. Keep info, pay attention to yourself for 6 months to a year. You will likely show something in less than a couple days to 6 months. That can be longer to years. The important thing in my brain is, You are on it and are able to get on it. Every situation is different. IN MY OPINION, Remember that I am not a Doctor but I could teach a few how to handle the situation that is not taught with more than a mere introduction to Tick related issues at the big U. Thank you Joie for striking this response. I will move this to my web/blog.


Posted on April 14, 2018 at 2:46 PM Comments comments (31)
 I saw a Mayo promo for Bone Morrow Transplants this morning. I thank them for all they do for the suffering. But I was inspired to respond. with - 
 One trouble. Mayo or their affiliates doesn't address late stage Lyme. We need to start diagnosing and treating Lyme if it is Lyme and not leukemia. I have talked with some that have been through all the Leukemia therapies only to discover they had Lyme and coinfections all along. And a Transplant may help for a while. Yes, I am not a Doctor. But if you are looking at Leukemia. You should also eliminate Tick-Borne disease issues. 98% of greatest Hospitals in the world are not there yet. An Infectious Disease specialist will say we don't do Lyme here. Lyme is an infectious disease. 60% of Non-Lyme Literate Infectious Diseases Doctors know of this dreadful disease and are afraid to say anything against the powerful IDSA/CDC Pharma driven Non- Lyme Literate Medical community. Ask your Doctor to take a look at the ILADS treatment guidelines at Ilads (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society), or National Guidlines Clearinghouse Ilads training or chatting withe a Lyme Liteate person with more than 15 minute introduction to Lyme at the Big U. Try , ,


Posted on March 30, 2018 at 7:27 AM Comments comments (10)
  This Poem was remembered last night as I sat close to our friend that lost his mate to Lyme and then Cancer. As the name changes to Tick-Borne related issues and Lyme. The poem still feels the same.

David R Thomas: Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2016 10:13 AM
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.

My ole friend C.D.

Posted on February 25, 2018 at 10:21 AM Comments comments (0)
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent,
but the one most responsive to change.
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) English Naturalist
I robbed that from the sister agency of the "NGC" National Guidelines Clearinghouse, That is the "NQMC" The National Quality Measures Clearinghouse. I asked about Ilads Lyme Treatment Guidelines, Lyme treatment guidelines, Lyme treatment, and it comes back Please check spelling. Which in my uneducated little pee sized brain mean WHAT. Thank you C. D. for your naturalist inspiration this morning.

Seeking LLMD's

Posted on January 28, 2018 at 8:49 AM Comments comments (8)
  I was just leafing through my go to for medical updates. WOW, I think any child with sinus infections and adults with new developing sinus issues should be checked with a proper Tick Borne disease test by a Lyme Literate MD. Not necessarily an Infectious disease MD. Proper knowledge, proper testing is not in our best hospitals yet. But may be in a doctors office in a best hospital. Seeking the hospital will likely not be rewarded, but seeking the right doctor may get you the right answers. IN MY OPINION,,,,, All have great knowledge and links to great Tick borne disease knowledge most likely up to date Lyme Literate Doctor referral lists. IN MY OPINION Knowledge is the only positive tool we have for now.