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TOUCHED BY LYME: Books for your own shelf, or for gifting to others

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Looking for suggestions of useful Lyme-related books? Here are some I personally recommend. All are available from online sources. Many are in e-book format as well.
Dr. Richard Horowitz’s book, How Can I Get Better? An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme and Chronic Disease is an important information source for anybody who has been dealing with Lyme for the long haul. More info at his website.

Former fashion model and “Real Housewife” Yolanda Hadid’s memoir Believe Me is a compelling read. From my review: “Lyme patients will identify with many of its elements: troubling physical symptoms that can’t be explained; a long, traumatic search for an accurate diagnosis, with plenty of missteps by top medical doctors; the difficulties of treatments, both traditional and alternative.” READ MORE.

 Dr. Kenneth Liegner has been in the trenches of the Lyme Wars for more than 30 years. In the Crucible of Chronic Lyme Disease is especially useful for readers who want to know the history of the politics surrounding the illness.  The book includes scientific articles, speeches and presentations, correspondence with legislators and principals in the field, and photographs of persons important in the history of the disease. READ MORE.

Dr. Ginger Savely may know more about Morgellons disease (a painful, mysterious, apparently Lyme-related condition) than anybody else on the planet. Her book discusses the history of the disease, its signs and symptoms, the most common ways it’s misdiagnosed—and it’s pretty much always misdiagnosed—and which treatments she finds to be helpful. READ MORE.

Author Connie Strasheim has lived through a complicated case of Lyme disease herself and has written extensively on the topic. In this book, she interviews 10 top doctors about their approach to treating Lyme-related illnesses. READ MORE.

I co-authored When Your Child Has Lyme Disease: A Parent’s Survival Guide with Lyme-literate psychotherapist Sandra Berenbaum, LCSW, with a foreword by Dr. Richard Horowitz.  “Cure Unknown” author Pamela Weintraub wrote of it: “I wish I’d had this smart, fearless, insightful handbook on my own journey through the Lyme thicket.”  READ MORE.

TOUCHED BY LYME is written by Dorothy Kupcha Leland, LymeDisease.org’s VP for Education and Outreach. She is co-author of When Your Child Has Lyme Disease: A Parent’s Survival Guide. Contact her at dleland@lymedisease.org

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