- One signer of the Declaration of Independence (Dr. Benjamin
Rush), who was also George Washington's physician, predicted the following.
"Unless we put medical freedom into The Constitution, the time will
come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship."
- As a chronic lyme patient, I have become very aware of
the almost total control that the pharmeceutical companies, the insurance
industry and government agencies already have over our healthcare decisions.
Most of us can no longer freely choose the doctors we want treating us.
Doctors who are thinking for themselves and who are prescribing preventative
or curative treatments, instead of only symptomatic treatments, are being
ostracized and persecuted.
- Hundreds of thousands of sick, disabled and dying people
are intentionally being denied proper testing, diagnoses and treatment.
Many feel that this is due to the greed of the pharmeceutical companies
and perhaps the depopulation goals of the bureaucratic elite. The later
isn't such a far fetched idea. Henry Kissenger himself, in his National
Security Memorandum, advised the President that there were 13 countries
in Africa which were growing much too rapidly, were threatening the availability
of certain resources, and that we needed to either decrease the birth rate
or increase the death rate. Not too long after this proposal, the World
health Organization visited these countries with free smallpox vaccines.
Several years later 60% of the people who recieved these shots, presented
with the AIDS virus. A similar scenerio took place in NYC. Hepatitis
B vaccines were given out free to promiscuous gay men. Soon after, 60%
of this population also came down with AIDS.
- People in a democratic society should have the freedom
to purchase any type of natural or synthetic remedy, hire the doctor of
their choice, and be able to make the final decision as to what tests they
recieve and which labs will do their testing. All this should take place
without government interference. Most adults are totally capable of managing
their healthcare decisions without the government dictating and controlling
the most basic and intimate issues of their lives. Doctors who write our
prescriptions are managed by corporations and government agencies, which
really do not have our best interests at heart. Therefore, I feel that
certain prescription and other medical laws, need to be revised or perhaps
need to be done away with completely. We would still need physicians to
advise and direct us but the ultimate decision as to what we put in our
bodies, should be made by the individual. This is one of the most basic
of freedoms. We have been conditioned to accept the government in the
role of parent , protector and babysitter. The more we allow the government
(which is essentially a conglomeration of corporations) to make our decisions
for us, the more rights we lose. It is all made to seem as though certain
controlling laws are solely for our benefit and protection.
- Lyme Disease, it's testing, diagnoses and treatment,
is a perfect example of total deception and intentional misdiagnoses.
Just to give you an idea of the magnitude of this travesty, I will list
a few of the many disease labels which have been assigned to patients,
many of whom have eventually been tested and found positive for borrelia
burgdorferi, the causative agent of lyme disease. Most of these patients
improve with antibiotics, along with natural treatments, and are able to
arrest their degenerative disease process. Some of these labels are: Arrythmia,
Arthralgias, Arthritis, ADD, Autoimmune Dseases, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
Fibromyalgia, Depression, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Sleeping Disorders,
Alzheimer's, ALS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Scleroderma, Peripheral Neuropathy,
Lupus.....and the list goes on. I suggest that people conduct searches
on the internet....Pubmed, or just a general search, which would include
their specific disease name and or symptom(s), along with "Lyme Disease".
I think you may be very surprised at what you find.
- Many of these so called separate diseases have no known
definitive tests, causes or cures. Labels are just handed out according
to symptoms and the type of specialist you may be seeing at the time of
diagnoses. In fact, most chronically ill patients recieve many different
diagnoses from varied specialists. Required characteristics or markers,
for all these condtions, must not be very specific. As I mentioned in
a previous article, this confusion prevents proper treatment and covers
up the fact that Lyme Disease is not only epidemic in our society, but
- Treatment rests on the premise of correct testing and
diagnoses. If testing is inaccurate then diagnoses and treatment will
be invalid. Patients will only recieve symptomatic treatments, which often
cause additional health problems, and then require more drugs. This obviously
benefits the pharmeceutical companies.
- Lyme Disease, it's testing, diagnoses and treatment,
is an extremely controversial subject. Intelligent and open minded people
are questioning why this should be so. The medical community already has
an educational model to go by. Syphilis is a spirochete, is a close cousin
of the Bb spirochete and behaves in a very similar way. Syphilis is pleomorphic
(changes form), is known to be congenitally transmitted, sexually transmitted
and it sometimes requires open ended antibiotic treatment, just as the
Bb spirochete does. Why then are not these aspects being vigorously investigated,
concerning Bb? Often one hears the excuse that the medical community is
stodgy and slow to accept change.. This may be partially true of the lower
levels of the general medical community. Most doctors rely on the idea
that what they learn in medical school and read in the peer reviewed medical
journals, is all truth, based on sound medical research and impartially
- Unfortunately. this is pollyanna wishful thinking. The
upper echelon of the NIH, CDC and other government agencies, which play
a large role in educating our doctors, many times, have agendas other than
what they would have us believe. As I mentioned before, these organizations
don't always have our best interests at heart. Several government institutions
have patents on microbes which many of us are infected with. They know
what segments of the population are infected with these microbes but they
fail to educate the Red Cross, doctors, health departments or the public,
as to what diseases have these organisms present or as to the successful
- If patients who are cognitively impaired, due to neuroborelliosis,
can figure out what appears to be happening, then I'm sure that the highly
educated researchers and administrators at the CDC, NIH, etc, must also
have a clue as to the real magnitude of this health crisis and perhaps
the real reason behind it.
- Researchers and doctors have been taught that Bb is an
ancient microbe and that it is just now being recognized for the problem
that it is. Considering the fact that most doctors do not recognize or
"believe in" the symptom complex presented by Bb infection, leads
one to conclude , that if indeed this organism has been around for thousands
of years, there must be something new and perhaps more pathogenic, involving
current strains. Certain microbiologists agree there is something unusual
about Bb and that what we are experiencing is extremely hardy, pathogenic,
tenacious and may involve more organ systems than the historical variety
of the lyme spirochete. It is suspected that the current strain(s) may
be genetically modified. One prominent microbiologist said to me "This
bug is just too damn smart!"
- It is a known fact that mosquitoes have been genetically
engineered to become more efficient vectors for certain diseases. West
Nile Virus may be one of these diseases that has had some help from scientists.
Ades Japonicus, an experimental strain of mosquito, is said to be one of
the most efficient vectors of West Nile Virus. Therefore, it doesn't seem
beyond the imagination that ticks may have been manipulated in a similar
- Bb, the causative agent of Lyme Disease is pleomorphic.
This means that it can mutate into several different forms and as a result,
is able to evade the immune system, antibiotics and consequently can make
testing very difficult. It can go into hiding and lie dormant for varied
periods of time. The medical community recognizes the problem of pleomorphism
and the resultant difficulty with testing. Why then do they take the stand
that if you test negative, with current testing, that you simply don't
- Millions and millions of dollars are collected each year
for charities involving all these so called separate diseases. Supposedly
research is looking for causes and cures for all these "unrelated"
diseases. Where are all these causes and cures? Where are any of them?
All I am noticing are more and more emerging conditions with new labels
and only symptomatic treatments. I personally know several people who
were misdiagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. A good friend and now a member
of our lyme disease support group, was misdiagnosed with M.S. for 10 years.
During these 10 years she lost a very young child to what she now believes
was congenital lyme disease. She was treated with chemotherapy drugs and
other M.S drugs, but only continued to decline. She was finally treated
for lyme with long term antibiotics and has regained many of her functions.
She recently acquired her old hospital records which stated that 10 years
ago her spinal fluid and blood had tested positive for lyme. The records
state that the same blood was supposedly retested and found to be negative.
She was then handed the label of M.S.. She was never told that she ever
tested positive for Lyme.
- My friend, of course, was shocked . She encouraged others
who were diagnosed with M.S to be tested for lyme. Several other M.S patients
, that she knows,have now tested positive for lyme and are slowly improving
on antibiotics. My friend is a very caring person and naturally wanted
to share these findings with the Mulitple Sclerosis Society. At first,
those she called seemed interested and wanted her to come speak at a conference.
Evidently when this information travelled to those with influence, she
was told that she couldn't come and share her story. I have also been
told by a reliable source that an M.S. organization was instrumental in
shutting down the work of a very prominent microbiologist who was finding
lyme spirochetes in many Multiple Sclerosis patients. Yale, which is one
of the main forces behind the nontreatment of Chronic Lyme patients,
has been diagnosing an unusual amount of M.S in those with neurological
problems. Other doctors in the area....especially those who specialize
in pain treatment, are questioning the huge number of patients, diagnosed
by Yale, with M.S.
- I believe the time has come to decentralize our healthcare.
This may mean chaos for a while but I feel the process is inevitable.
We need to become more involved on a personal level with researchers and
others who are involved with the health and well being of our nation and
the world. I feel this is the only way to discern their integrity and
true motives. Instead of pouring all our hard earned money into the huge
conglomerate charities, where we have little control or knowledge as to
where our money goes, it would seem much more productive and assuring to
support the private researchers of our choice.
- Our health is one of our greatest treasures. At this
critical time in human history, we need to educate ourselves, investigate,
trust our intuitions, and work together for positive change.
- Most Lyme tests available, are looking for antibodies,
our body's reaction to the lyme spirochete. As I mentioned before, the
lyme spirochete is very adept at evading our immune system by changing
it's forms and therefore, testing that relies on detection of antibodies,
is very unreliable.
- I recently discovered information on a fairly new test
which looks for the actual cell wall deficient form of Bb. It locates the
actual germ and therefore is very accurate. It is called the Bowen Q-RiBb
test, developed by Dr. JoAnne Whitaker and Eleanor Fort. These researchers
are finding this organism in a very large segment of the population. I
have spoken with Dr. Whitaker several times and was very impressed by her
integrity and genuine sincere interest in bringing out the pandemic nature
of this disease. She has witnessed so many people being misdiagnosed with
other disease labels, such as, M.S, FM, ALS, CFS, etc. It is an unimaginable
situation that so many people are falsely diagnosed and as a result, do
not recieve proper treatment. People are dying because of this misdiagnoses.
- Lida Mattman, who is a microbiologist and the author
of "Stealth Pathogens", has studied spirochetes for fifty years.
She believes that touching can spread lyme disease. The spirochete is
found in tears, which means that it can contaminate the hands and anything
they touch. Scientists are finding that the lyme spirochete is very hardy
and can reman viable for long periods of time. Could this possibly be
a mode of transmission for Bb within families? Often entire families are
ill. One member may be diagnosed with lyme, another may be diagnosed with
ALS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, ADD, Fibromyalgia, etc. More and more patients
with these labels are testing positive for lyme, mycoplasma and other tickborne
coinfections. When treated with proper antibiotics, for a sufficient length
of time (often several years is needed), a large percentage are improving.
What is needed, of course, is accurate testing and more clinical diagnoses.
This means tests are used as an adjunct to clinical diagnoses and not
as the main determining factor. The main criteria for diagnoses and treatment
should be based on the patient's history and symptoms. However , it appears
that doctors have come to rely so much on test results that they can't
seem to give a clinical diagnoses without a test to back it up. Or perhaps
it is the pressure of malpractice or "management" by the corporations
that has shaken their confidence. In any case, this is a great disservice
to the patient who is seeking diagnoses and treatment.
- Sandi Lanford, a lyme advocate, states the following
facts concerning the Bowen Test.
- "Positive Bowen Q-RiBb tests have been challenged
but no other test has been able to prove these results to be incorrect.
There have been no false positives, for when patients are treated, based
on the Bowen results, the patients have shown remarkable improvement in
their symptoms. It is also difficult to dismiss the accuracy of Dr. Whitaker's
Q-RiBb test, as she has an impressive background in the developement of
flourescent assays, evident in numerous published research studies.. The
results of the original Bowen Q-RiBb were duplicated by Lida Mattman's
lab in Michigan. Dr. Mattman was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1998
for her work on Stealth Pathogens. She is a very highly respected microbiologist.
On 316 same draw blood samples, 316 cultured specimens grew out the organism
Bb and the Q-RiBb test was positive for all 316. The culture method is
the Gold Standard for making a definitive diagnoses of an infectious disease..
This statement means that out of 316 blood samples drawn for this particular
test, the Bowen lab blood samples came up 100% positive for Bb. The Mattman
controls ,from the same blood samples ,were also 100% positive. The Mattman
controls duplicated the Bowen Q-RiBb results."
- The Bowen Lab is a research lab and depends on grants,
donations and profits from testing, in order to stay in operation and conduct
more research. It is my opinion that if this test is more widely used,
the results may blow the lid off the lyme pandemic coverup.
- It is very important here to stress that lyme is not
just a tick borne disease. Mosquitoes have been found to be loaded with
this organism. It has also been found in mites, fleas, well water, African
dust, tears, semen and breast milk.
- Lyme support groups are reporting that those who recieved
labels such as MS, ALS,CFS,FM, etc, were tested with the Q-RiBb test, found
to be positive for lyme, and then treated, are improving. These results
only confirm my long held suspicion that Bb and other microbes, such as
mycoplasma, are running rampant through our society. It appears that this
situation is being allowed to occur. It is fairly obvious that everything
possible is being done to thwart proper testing, diagnoses and curative
- The Michigan State Attorney's Office recently told Dr.
Mattman to stop helping doctors diagnose Lyme Disease with her testing,
and was threatened with time in jail or a fine of 5,000 dollars a day.
Dr. Mattman says that it is getting more and more difficult to find human
negative controls, in the U.S., to supply blood free of borellia. It appears
that the government and certain "charity" organizations, don't
want the public to become aware of this information. Recently state police
arrived at her lab with handcuffs and tried to find evidence that she was
still conducting this work. Fortunately, they didn't find what they were
looking for. However, despite lack of evidence, Dr. Mattman has had to
discontinue her very valuable work and leave her lab.
- This isn't about promoting a certain lab for financial
gain. I really believe that the future of our country may hinge on discovering
what the Bowen Lab test results are telling us. Our country is becoming
more and more disabled and most people don't even realize it. We are told
so often that we are the healthiest nation in the world that we actually
believe it. Most people I know are not healthy. Everyone, even the young,
seems to have some sort of condition. Many people have several overlapping
conditions. This is NOT normal!
- Is there a common cause?
- I think we better find out before it is too late.
- For more information on the Bowen Test, please visit
- Majorie Tietjen can be reached at