Under Our Skin Lyme Disease Documentary Airing on PBS: Showtimes Here!

Click Here for the schedule of upcoming showings of the Lyme disease documentary “Under Our Skin” on PBS stations across the country. The more viewers they get, the more likely they are to run the film again, so please support this by tuning in as there were certain forces trying to prevent this from being broadcast on TV!

P.S. You can now stream “Under Our Skin” through Netflix.


25 comments for “Under Our Skin Lyme Disease Documentary Airing on PBS: Showtimes Here!

  1. Lauri Miner
    May 21, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Amazing show. Thank you for bringing this issue to light. Frightening to see and hear intelligent men sit there and brush aside some of the compelling proof that this illness is more than what they want to believe. The arrogance of that one IDSA doc to say “we know about lymes, we know how to treat it”. Medical history proves that statement wrong over and over again.

  2. Keith Nichols
    May 26, 2011 at 1:12 am

    It’s obvious that the insurance industry has bought the doctors who provide opinions favorable to that industry. But of course for this scheme to work, the docs have to be willing to be bought, and the medical boards have to go along with it. Unfortunately, that’s how America works nowadays, or fails to work in the case of many Lyme patients. Although there may be a psychological element in long-term Lyme, apparently psychologists can’t relieve it, so if antibiotics or placebos help, they should be prescribed and provided for as long as necessary under any insurance plan.

  3. Danielle
    May 26, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Great points! It’s definitely the case study for what is wrong with the medical profession today and for how our society handles chronic illnesses.

  4. Barbara Stanley
    June 14, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Great Show! Sounds like the crooked politics and socialism is going to kill good citizens,who really need help. I hope you air this show again, so my mother and other people can see and hear about this.

  5. Virginia Inman
    June 27, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I saw your program on PBS last night in Lamar, CO. My daughter has Lyme Disease and also was not diagnosed for 10 years. She is very sick now. Is it possible to get a DVD of your program. Is there any help out there for her? Thank you for all your excellent programs. There still is intelligence on TV thanks to you.

    • Danielle
      July 13, 2011 at 11:23 pm

      Hi Virgina,
      You can purchase the Home use DVD of “Under Our Skin” through their website

      I am sorry to hear about your daughter’s health status, and there is hope! I wrote a post on how to find a Lyme-literate doctor in your area here


      Please let me know if I can be of further help and wishing your daughter a fast recovery.

    • Alexandrea Laboray
      September 19, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      I wasn’t diagnosed four years after getting it, I never had the bulls eye and many don’t. I go to a doctor in Columbia MO. He is great, my insurance did not cover his bill though. He tests for everything and anything that could be wrong. He helped me and I have to go once a year because my Lymes Disease starts to act up. I’ve taking pills, shots twice a day in my back and had a pick line in my arm. It gets better just once you figure it out and learn how to control it helps. I did all of this while going through high school. I am now 19 years old and it still acts up, I don’t realize it until someone points it out. It was hard on me going through the process of doctors and no one believing me, but with my mom by my side I got through it.

  6. Kathy cooper
    July 13, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    GREAT SHOW!!! I was so angry by the time it was over…who do these people think they are to decide whether someone lives or dies because their disease doesn’t fit their definition of an illness!!! Others have said it already…the political and money based society has gotten ridiculously out of hand! How do we change this!!!

    • Danielle
      July 13, 2011 at 11:27 pm

      The best way to change the current state of affairs is to keep speaking up and out like you are doing! Educate yourself and educate others 🙂 You can even purchase an Educational DVD (Community Groups and Nonprofits)of “Under Our Skin” through their website and hold screenings of it in your local community…


      Love your passion!

  7. terry moore tonkin
    July 18, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Would like to purchase copy of under your skin. Please advise.

    • Danielle
      July 18, 2011 at 10:16 am

      Certainly! You can purchase either an “Under Our Skin” DVD for home use and/or an educational DVD for community groups, libraries, universities and other educational organizations and venues (includes public performance rights for DVD purchases), through the store section of the film’s website here:


  8. August 15, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    SUCH an expose’ — of the horrible difficulties of diagnosing and handling lyme disease and then the horrors of the health insurance racket

    — do you have a DVD of this film that I can buy?

    • Danielle
      August 15, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      It is indeed chilling!

      You can purchase either an “Under Our Skin” DVD for home use and/or an educational DVD for community groups, libraries, universities and other educational organizations and venues (includes public performance rights for DVD purchases), through the store section of the film’s website here:


  9. Robert
    August 17, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Don’t be too quick to jump on the “It’s Lyme Disease, Stupid” bandwagon. For once, I think the CDC is taking it slow and not recommending a lifetime of toxic antibiotics for anyone who tests “positive” for some disease. Many of these types of conditions, including Chronic Fatigue and PANDAS, are autoimmune in nature,and may have been brought on by the Lyme Disease infection, but cannot be cured by antibiotics, because the chronic condition is a result of the lingering immune reaction, and not a lingering infection. There just isn’t always a silver bullet pill to cure complex medical conditions. Look at the HIV industry and what it has become…Pharmaceutical companies now suggesting prophylactic use of toxic antiretrovirals for healthy people. Whenever there is a profit potential, someone will create a diagnostic test and a treatment to satisfy the masses. While the tone of the subjects in this film was certainly biased toward wanting more medications more healthcare, the anecdotal evidence was unclear. Perhaps it was just time and innate healing potential that allowed these people to recover.

    • Danielle
      August 17, 2011 at 5:19 pm

      Hey Robert,
      Good points you bring up. The thing is is that at this point there is no way to accurately test whether someone has a persistent infection or not as culturing the spirochetes is often impossible. What studies have shown in that scientists were able to culture spirochetes from many people’s brains and such postmortem, and these were people with known cases of Lyme disease who had persistent symptoms in spite of their having had prolonged treatment with antibiotics. As well, they have shown the same to be the case in autopsies of those with chronic degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and MS and ALS – spirochetes in their brain tissue. So, yes, the infection can certainly set off an auto-immune reaction – molecular mimicry – in the body, but there are so many people with Lyme disease who were sick for years or even decades before receiving treatment, that get better or at least improve greatly after months or years of antibiotics that the idea of “time” healing them doesn’t really ring true for me at least – although I do believe that for some people they do have spontaneous healing. And, yes, there isn’t a silver bullet for these diseases which is what is so frustrating as different antibiotics/combinations of antibiotics will work for some and not others. That is why we really need the government to put more money into research for a cure to this growing epidemic!

  10. kent
    April 23, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    a good friend has lime d
    and would like to obtain more info
    on the subject

  11. jcw
    April 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    looking for a lyme literate medical doctor on long island new york

  12. Annette
    May 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Are there countries which will treat Lyme disease aggressively. Or will a Doctor treat you independently without running it through the insurance company

    • Danielle
      May 22, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      Hi Annette,
      I am not sure really. Some doctors in the US definitely treat aggressively. Perhaps Germany and New Zealand. I don’t know either about doctors going around insurance companies.
      All the best in health,

      • Marian
        August 9, 2012 at 7:24 pm

        Annette, No ins. companies will pay for long term chronic or late stage Lyme disease as far as I knowin the U.S or anyplace else. They will only pay for I believe 4-6 weeks of oral antibiotics if you test postive, see the tick and the bulls-eye rash. In other words; if you catch it early enough.

  13. Jean
    June 20, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Loved the movie! Thank you for airing this on PBS. Many issues deserve further scientific investigation from those with an mind open to possibilities.

  14. Chris
    January 28, 2013 at 8:37 am

    What an amazing doc. I had lyme 10 years ago and had a doctor that would listen. I initially thought I had a spider bite because that is what it looked like. Only weeks later did I remember pulling ticks off in my sleep. After that the pain of initial antibiotic treatment was horrendous. My doctor who is also a lifelong friend listed to me and what I found out. I saw my symptoms only matched up with lyme so he treated me for it and I slowly got better. Its a terrible thing for so many to go untreated.

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