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 […]


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 […]


Lyme disease and relapsing fever found in Australian patients


By Marie Brown Examination of one hundred blood samples from Australian patients suggests that many have been exposed to Lyme disease, tick-borne relapsing fever, or both. The results, which have not yet been published in a scientific journal, were described by IGeneX CEO and laboratory director, Dr Jyotsna Shah, in an interview with Marie Brown. […]


Book Review: How the Brain Lost its Mind


Book review by Dr John A Duley PhD LDAA Scientific Advisory Committee(Honorary Senior Fellow, School of Pharmacy, The University of Queensland) I was recently browsing in a bookshop, to fill in time, and saw a new book, ‘How The Brain Lost Its Mind’.  A catchy, humorous title. It was subtitled ‘Sex, Hysteria and the Riddle […]


Death by psychiatry


THE MISTREATMENT OF BARBARA WAS A TRAGIC END TO HER LIFE By John Curnow and Francene Lee Taylor In 2018 The Australian Government announced that it would provide a grant of 3 million dollars for research into Tick Borne-Diseases (TBD). A million dollars of this has been allocated to Professor Richard Kanaan, a psychiatrist at […]


When ALS is actually Lyme


By Maree Kratzer Many patients of tick-borne illness face an uphill battle for recognition in Australia. Not only do they navigate the physical, emotional, financial and social implications of chronic illness; they also battle a lack of scientific knowledge and medical support that denies them a healthy future. Karen and Rene, a couple in their sixties, are one example […]


Combined Effect of Ozone and Xenon against Lyme-like symptoms


At the 2019 International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society ILADS Conference in Boston – the largest Lyme disease conference in the world – Dr Dulitsky, Phd MD from The Ozone Clinic Australia gave a presentation on the topic: ‘The Combined Effect of Ozone + Xenon against Lyme Disease.’ Speaking at the conference, Dr Dulitsky was […]


Book Review: The Autoimmune Fix by Dr Tom O’Bryan


Hi! My name is Miranda and like many who will read this review, I have Lyme or Lyme-like symptoms as some prefer to call it. I was formally diagnosed in 2014 after many years (well over 20 years) of strange symptoms, a situation I’m sure you can identify with. I was told I have Borrelia, […]


Denial and death: Kay’s battle with Lyme in her partner’s words

Denial and death: Kay’s battle with Lyme in her partner’s words


A debilitating illness that has been slowly ensnaring the lives of many Australians in its clutches is on a worryingly gradual rise. Yet the Australian healthcare and medical industry are determined to refute the existence of Lyme in Australia. One of the recent victims of Chronic Lyme disease in Australia was Kay Hicking, a loving […]