Book Review: But You Look Healthy! by Juliet Wilson


“A clear pathway back to health, and proof that it works” When Canadian-born Aussie, Juliet Wilson finally found the root cause of a lengthy and debilitating health battle, then treated it with great success, she committed to sharing what she had learned with others. ‘But You Look Healthy’ is her gift to those who find […]


Neurofeedback, the hug my nervous system needed


By Juliet C Wilson “Neurofeedback is one of my favourite therapies, and I’ve seen it work wonders for Lyme Brain. I have had patients go from only sleeping two hours per night to sleeping full nights after a few sessions of neurofeedback. Others, after years of not feeling creative due to their Lyme disease, have […]


Screaming in Silent Solitude


By Andrea, Lyme patient I have been asked to write a short story about my Lyme journey for Lyme Awareness Month. I am not a writer by any means and find the task a little daunting but I knew I needed to tell my story and support the Australian Lyme community. My acceptance came with […]


An Open Letter to Parliamentary Candidates


This is an open letter to all candidates in the upcoming Federal Election (2022). By Tanya Dupagne. Today I’d like to share a story that is very important to me: Once upon a time, there were thousands of patients who became incredibly sick with similar symptoms. For an average of 10 years each, they approached […]


Dee’s Lyme journey: Was SOT the answer in the end?


By Dee Gozdecka I remember that late spring morning in 2014, when I woke up with a sharp pain on the left side of my chest. It was unusual and I could not move, but after a while it eased, and I finally got out of bed and started my day as usual. Over the […]


Netherlands: Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases are real, not a joke


By Dominic D Smith Groningen, Groningen, NetherlandsHorticulturist, Landscape Designer and Engineer, Education Ambassador, Mentor, PatientRepresentative. Infected: 1998Infected by: 3 ticks (Netherlands)Diagnosed: 2005Diagnosis: Active and positive: Borrelia burgdorferi, Borrelia miyamotoi, Rickettsia, Tick-borne Encephalitis virus, Anaplasma, Bartonella, Ehrlichia, Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, Parvo B19, Epstein-Barr virus and Borna virusMisdiagnoses: Stress, Psychological/psychiatric disordersCurrent state of health: “Still undergoing treatment” In […]


Lyme doctor calls out academic bias


LDAA Patron Dr Richard Horowitz calls out academic bias in new Lyme paper “Risk of post-treatment Lyme disease in patients with ideally-treated early Lyme disease: A prospective cohort study” was just published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. It regurgitates the same old assumptions that have held research back for decades: That PTLD is […]


When the vax causes relapse


“It took me nearly 4 years to get my life back, only to lose it again in an instant” I contracted very severe neuroborreliosis after tick bites at Narrabeen in 2018, a week before my 30th birthday. I couldn’t see, stand or swallow and was having seizures every day. After 2 months of IV antibiotics, […]


Natalie’s Story: 110 ticks in one day


During her years in the service of New South Wales National Parks, Natalie Young was often bitten by ticks. For years, this was no big deal. She lived a healthy lifestyle, surfing regularly on top of her active, outdoor, dream job as Field Officer Discovery Park Ranger. She had renovated a couple of houses, was […]


Book Review: The Deep Places – A Memoir of Chronic Illness & Discovery by Ross Douthat


On the day his wife announced she was pregnant with their third child, Ross Douthat found a swelling on his neck, six inches down from his left ear. Ross and Abby were in the prime of their lives, a happy couple with established careers and a couple of kids. And to put icing on their […]


Vale Daisy Long


After an arduous and soul-destroying battle with Lyme disease and related health issues, on Saturday 7 August 2021, courageous, kind and beautiful 19-year-old Daisy Long ended her life. Daisy received treatment for her illness at a Cyprus clinic several years ago, and even went on to study successfully at university. But she was left with […]


Australian toddlers denied critical healthcare in ‘political show of strength’


Children as young as 2 have been denied urgent healthcare for a bacterial infection due to the Department of Health’s political stance on what has been described as ‘the silent pandemic’. Despite thousands of Australian patients having evidence of Borrelia burgdorferi infection, commonly known as ‘Lyme Disease’, they are unable to get access to help. […]