Yesterday I contacted Dr. Stanley Monteith who runs Radio Liberty, a talk radio show, asking him if I could please post the awesome interview he did of Pamela Weintraub, author of the seminal book on Lyme disease, Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic, on Lyme Land for you to listen to whenever you like. Dr. Monteith very graciously agreed.
Click on “Listen Here” below and the interview will begin to play.
8:00: Pamela Weintraub – Cure Unknown: Lyme Disease
* Something I learned from listening to the hour-long interview: Did you know that there are 5 subspecies of the spirochete (Borrelia) that causes Lyme disease? Well, people infected with one subspecies that is commonly found in Ixodes and Lone Star ticks, ticks found predominantly in the South, Midwest and up the North East, will NEVER test positive for Lyme because the spirochetes found in those ticks don’t have the same outer-surface proteins as the Borrelia Burgdorferi spirochete (the species of Borrelia most people associate with Lyme disease) to provoke a positive on the test. As well, according to Dr. Bob Lane – one of the experts in the world on the varieties of ticks and the strains of spirochetes – those infected with a lot of the spirochete strains found in California will never test positive on the test.
A bit more about Radio Liberty which is hosted by Dr. Stanley Monteith: “Bringing you the Story behind the Story, the News behind the News. Hoping to convince you that reality is usually scoffed at and illusion is usually king, but in the battle for the survival of Western civilization it will be reality and not illusion or delusion that will determine what the future will bring.”