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Lymedin2010
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Nature is always smarter than us. I knew there would be something out there.


I also think there are various bacteria or viruses that will also take advantage of borrelia. So if you have more of that benign bacteria or virus, then you are less prone to getting chronically sick. On the down side ABX usage will kill some of these beneficial & anti-borrelia organisms.


http://www.anapsid.org/lyme/sceloporus.html

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Like!
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That's one of Marnie's favorite subjects!

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One of my biologist friends told me that the alligator lizards we have here in B.C. have a similar ability.

I sure hope so as we have many around my house!

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I understand it's both Western fence lizards and alligator lizards that have a complement protein in their blood that reverses any Lyme disease they're exposed to from ticks feeding on them. But this reptilian trick won't transfer over to us or other mammals, so I'm told.

There are folks making perches for the Western fence lizards, also called blue bellies, to put in yards to invite the lizards to come and sun on!

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There is actually a bigger picture to all this. This might give us clues as to environmental factors.


Perhaps there is/was an animal that does this for each tick species, but because of environmental factors those numbers might have dwindled.


Some of these animals get bit day in & day out, yet they are not sick as some of us.


Also, there must be many anti-borrelia solutions, we just have to find them.

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My thought was that if the lizards remove the Lyme from the tick, then that stops the cycle of lyme in the chain of hosts.

Perhaps that would mean that there is less chance that a tick in my yard could transfer Lyme to a person. I sure hope so!

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Where there are lizards, there are less Lyme-infected adult ticks, as any infected nymph ticks that bite the lizards are then no longer infected. So I'm told by the lizard experts...
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I know Robin123 said it doesn't transfer over but I so hope and pray that the researchers find the mechanism and it can be replicated.

We need a honest to goodness cure. Something that completely eradicates the spirochete without harming the host.

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I have been around here for years.

I have found that this news goes around and around. As with all Lyme news.

I have Lyme in our time papers from 30 years ago
seems we fight the same fight and get the same news about every ten years.

All lyme info. gets repeated over and over every ten years.

I guess i was suposed to be dead and not be here to tell you all this.

Planned hell it is some one planned all of this crap.

MADDOG

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Hey, Soccermama, I called and asked that very question, about transferring over. Unfortunately, it's a reptilian protein complement system. Now there's a good project to work on!

Maddog, I know. All we can do is keep makin' da noise...especially this month

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MADDOG, funny & I guess true. It is an older article after all.


This is the first time I heard it though & if anything recycling might spark the mind of some inquisitive scientist to investigate further.


We can only hope.

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They also bake in the sun (heat kills bb).

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