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Posted by PeterKemp (Member # 35585) on :
 
The Spirochaetal Alzheimer's Association (SAA) is a new organisation, established to promote awareness of the links between Alzheimer's Disease and infection with Borrelia and other spirochaetal bacteria.

Borreliae cause serious disease such as Relapsing Fever and Lyme Disease. American researcher Dr Alan MacDonald has repeatedly found evidence of this microbe in the autopsied brains of victims of Alzheimer's Disease, most recently using cutting-edge molecular biology techniques. Swiss scientist Dr Judith Miklossy confirmed these findings and also detected oral spirochaetes, normally associated with dental infection.

Because such infections are treatable, the potential implications of this research are enormous.

The Spirochaetal Alzheimer's Association is delighted to announce that Dr Alan MacDonald has agreed to be our Patron, and will be speaking on the Borrelia-Alzheimer's link at a meeting in London, England this June (date to be confirmed).
The meeting will be open to doctors, researchers, patients and their families, and the interested public.

We also hope to launch an informational website, and a petition asking the Dept. of Health to make the important research findings available to the medical profession and the public as a priority.
Please contact us immediately if you would like to attend the meeting with Dr MacDonald, and/or would like to volunteer to help make this event a success. All help is appreciated, however small. If you are unable to spare any time, perhaps you would consider a financial donation towards the costs of holding the event.

We particularly welcome people who are able to help with the following:
*media/publicity
*stewarding the event/welcoming attendees
*volunteer drivers to help ensure people with mobility problems can attend
*fund-raising to pay for hall, advertisement etc.
*leaflet and/or web design

If you are able to help with any of the above, and/or would like to register your interest in attending the event, please contact us immediately by emailing [email protected]
Please circulate this message widely. Thank you and look forward to hearing from you soon!

Susan Strickland , Denise Longman,
Board Members,
The Spirochaetal Alzheimer's Association
 
Posted by Annie C (Member # 14) on :
 
Bravo thank God some one took the Spirochete by the Tail. I would love to help. How did you get this funded?
 
Posted by Marnie (Member # 773) on :
 
If this group's goal is to prove the relationship between Bb and AD, they need to be aware of the relationship between Bb and Candida (co-infected) AND the relationship between DDT (pesticide exposure) and APOE4/4 as it pertains to AD.

AD as the result of DDT (toxic pesticide) + APOE4/4 gene type

OR AD as the result of a Candida infection that crossed the BBB

OR AD as the result of a combined Candida-Bb infection...both of which crossed the BBB.

Worse case = all three i.e., one toxin and a dual infection.

Here is the DDT and Alzheimer's link:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/studies-link-ddt-other-environmental-toxins-to-late-onset-alzheimers-disease/

Here's one (of several) candida-AD links:

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0009505


Yes, I get it!:

http://www.jneuroinflammation.com/content/10/1/88


Dual burden (Candida and gram negative bacteria):


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24096333


Berberine chloride and diflucan look to have a synergy when it comes to knocking off RESISTANT Candida.

[ 04-08-2014, 07:36 PM: Message edited by: Marnie ]
 
Posted by Eight Legs Bad (Member # 13680) on :
 
Annie, the notice is appealing for fund-raisers. It's a new organisation.

Elena
 
Posted by Marnie (Member # 773) on :
 
Shouldn't this be directed to Lymenet - Europe groups?

Long way to London. But I hear it is a wonderful place to visit!
 
Posted by Eight Legs Bad (Member # 13680) on :
 
Hi Marnie

I'm not sure if you mean the group with the name "LymeNet Europe" (see below) or European Lyme forums in general?

The Spirochaetal Alzheimer's Association is based in Britain, but as dementia is global in scope, there's no reason why international branches shouldn't be formed, once it gets up and running properly, IMHO.

There is a meeting on 4 June with Dr Alan Macdonald speaking here in London, but there's no reason why similar events could not be arranged elsewhere, as well as other activities to promote awareness of this vital information.

Re "LymeNet Europe". Despite the fact that there are some very good people participating there (including Dr MacD himself), the actual forum is a **front** set up by the Denialists in order to manipulate the Lyme movement.

I have written a satirical take on what is going on there on my blog (see URL below), but it is a serious issue - they actually do a lot of damage by fooling people into thinking they are genuine Lyme patients.

They also regularly sling the most hateful libel at our good doctors, including Dr Macdonald and Dr Sapi, whilst using the moderators' privilege to exclude only against those on our side.

Blog re LymeNet Europe

http://www.elenacook.org/bloghomoabjectus10-7-12.html
 
Posted by Nancy L (Member # 42733) on :
 
Yes, I agree, it is like quackwatch in respect to lyme treatment.

Peter,

Please let us know when the website is up and running. I read a while back that of 26 alz brain autopsies in US New England endemic area, 25 had lyme spirochetes found.

Would be interested in donating if they have a US event.

Nancy
 
Posted by Eight Legs Bad (Member # 13680) on :
 
Hello Marnie

Dr Miklossy has actually referred to candida-Lyme coinfection in her writings on alzheimer's.

Elena
 
Posted by Marnie (Member # 773) on :
 
I am not surprised at ALL.

Been finding more "links"...re: OspC as plasminogen RECEPTOR

OspC = plasminogen receptor

http://www.jbc.org/content/287/20/16860.full


and this:

Glycerol-3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase 2 Is a Novel Factor H–, Factor H–like Protein 1–, and

***Plasminogen-Binding Surface Protein***

of Candida albicans

Thus, candida Gpd2 is a novel fungal immune evasion protein that binds several human complement regulators and, in addition, binds human cells.

http://mmg.uth.tmc.edu/MicPath/Articles%202014/LORENZ_Luo_021814.pdf


Looks like Bb has chosen a good friend to share his lunch with...so to speak.
 
Posted by Marnie (Member # 773) on :
 
Peter, if you go to the lecture and you have a chance for questions, PLEASE ask this:

"If Bb's OspC (outer surface protein C) is in fact, a plasminogen receptor, is it PLG RKT?"

PLG = plasminogen, R=receptor, KT= kynurenine-to-Trp?

KT looks to be a disregulated ratio of kynurenine to tryptophan...with K up. Happens in HIV too.

Conclusion: OspC, a dominant surface protein during the tick-to-host transition, is

a

potent plasminogen receptor.

http://www.jbc.org/content/287/20/16860.full


Very interesting...

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9554499

BTW...IDO is upregulated in MS too...HERV-W = retroviral protein triggered. The "W" = tryptophan.

Google: tryptophan. Find the Wikipedia link. Find the picture of tryptophan metabolism....to melatonin and niacin. Make it bigger, cut, paste it into a MS word file and print it out to study.

The conversion to niacin involves the enzyme, IDO.

BBR increases the NAD+/NADH ratio...cells are being "starved of" NAD.

Block upstream IDO via berberine chloride (Glycox). Throw in Diflucan to also knock out *resistant* Candida.

Also, you might be interested in this:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7865624

Just read the 1st paragraph here re: OspA and tryptophan

http://iai.asm.org/content/63/4/1356.full.pdf

And ya all wonder why depression is so common?


Wavelengths...

http://www.usamvcluj.ro/en/files/teze/en/2013/bindea.pdf

Strep A, Bb, Mycoplasma pneumoniae links:

http://benthamscience.com/open/toneuj/articles/V006/SI0078TONEUJ/124TONEUJ.pdf

The highest level of Prozac allowed appear to have protected my sis from neuro lyme, but it did not protect her body. We need a systemic approach.

The newest vaccine (100% effective in mice) targets the OspB protein which we look to react to i.e., "fry"/oxidize when in fact we shouldn't.

LDL - oxidized is taken up by macrophages
->? "foamy cells" converts M2 macrophages into proinflammatory...fact, PubMed.

[ 04-14-2014, 06:16 PM: Message edited by: Marnie ]
 
Posted by lpkayak (Member # 5230) on :
 
Woohoo! We need good news. If alans involved im all for it. Wish i could help. Maybe i will win the lottery or something

On a personal note-maybe my siblings will finally believe mom had lyme
 


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