SHOCKING Lyme disease news: Did the U.S. Department of Defense weaponize ticks?
(NaturalHealth365) Finding ticks on humans isn’t such an unusual thing, especially during seasons when ticks are most active (depending on where you live, it’s usually around March to mid-May and mid-August to November). But if a tick latches onto you, it could cause more serious problems than just grossing you out. We’re talking about Lyme disease symptoms – which in some cases can be severe and life-altering.
Now, in a story that sounds almost too whacky to be true, the U.S. House of Representatives is calling for an investigation into the Department of Defense’s possible involvement in “biowarfare labs” and the weaponization of Lyme disease-carrying ticks between the 1950’s and mid-1970’s.
Does Lyme disease have its origins as a biological weapon unleashed onto U.S. citizens by its own government?
It sounds like science fiction, doesn’t it? “Weaponized ticks.” “Biological weapons.” “Vector-borne.” These terms relate to a major scandal involving the United States military – a scandal so unbelievable you’d think the government actually prefers it that way (out of hope that it’ll help them avoid scrutiny).
In short, evidence suggests that the doctor who discovered Lyme disease in 1975 – Dr. Willy Burgdorfer – was a bioweapons specialist who, along with others in his lab, injected ticks and other insects with pathogens. Why? To cause disability, disease, and death to enemies…
…Unfortunately, these “enemies” turned out to be American civilians!
What is Lyme disease anyway? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that it’s the most frequently cited vector-borne illness in the United States, with as many as 300,000 to 437,000 new cases reported annually.
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Don’t let the fancy term confuse you: vector-borne illnesses are simply illnesses and diseases transmitted by organisms (aka “vectors”) such as ticks, mosquitoes and fleas.
This is truly a jaw-dropping allegation. We applaud the House of Representatives for passing an amendment to the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that will compel the Inspector General of the DOD to do its due diligence – and we’ll grimly await the results.
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Know the symptoms – and how to protect yourself – from tick-borne illnesses
According to the CDC, the first line of defense for Lyme disease treatment is a course of antibiotics. But, most integrative healthcare providers would strongly disagree. It’s all about keep the immune system health and strong. Plus, of course, avoiding areas that are known to have lots of ticks.
Back to the Western mindset of “a pill for every ill.” These powerful (antibiotic) drugs – including doxycycline, amoxicillin, and cefuroxime axetil – sometimes resolve the issue, but they’re known to cause their own problems including gut dysfunction and the proliferation of deadly superbugs.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Lyme disease, speak with a doctor that has experience with infectious diseases and figure out the most appropriate plan of care. Get second opinions and be sure to strengthen and support your immune system during this time – including common sense lifestyle choices like healthy eating, regular exercise, and high quality vitamin supplements.
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The earlier you get a Lyme disease diagnosis and start to optimize your immune and gut health, the better your chances of being cured. Sadly, up to 20% of all patients who develop Lyme disease symptoms will suffer chronically.
To this end, being able to recognize Lyme disease symptoms is a crucial first step toward recovery.
The most common Lyme disease symptoms and complications (which can develop over months and years as the disease progresses) include:
- A “bull’s eye” rash around a tick bite
- Flu-like symptoms including fever, fatigue, chills, body aches, headache, neck stiffness, and swollen lymph nodes
- Joint pain
- Organ inflammation
- Bell’s palsy, impaired movement, and other neurological conditions
- Heart problems, including palpitations (irregular heart beat)
Of course, the only thing better than early diagnosis and treatment is prevention.
Generally speaking, keep your immune system strong to protect your health from all infections. Wear long sleeves and pants while hiking in grassy or wooded areas; perform thorough tick checks on your entire body when returning from the outdoors; and remove latched ticks with a slow steady pull – then flush them down the toilet or crumple them up tightly in a tissue before throwing away.
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