Harvard researchers estimate, there are nearly 250,000 new Lyme disease infections each year— only 10 percent of which will be accurately diagnosed. One of the largest factors in misdiagnosis of Lyme is the presence of other tick-borne infections which mask or aggravate the symptoms of Lyme disease as well as complicate treatment. Two of the most common and damaging Lyme coinfections are Bartonella and Mycoplasma. Stephen Harrod Buhner reveals how these conditions complicate Lyme treatment and cause a host of symptoms from arthritis to severe brain dysfunction. He reviews the latest scientific research and how treatment with antibiotics is often ineffective. Detailing effective natural holistic methods centered on herbs and supplements, such as the systemic antibacterial herb Sida acuta, which acts to protect blood cells from invading organisms, he reveals how to treat specific symptoms, interrupt the cytokine cascades and bring the immune system back into balance as well as complement ongoing Lyme disease treatments. Copyright 2013, softcover, 512 pages.