Alzheimer’s and Chronic Lyme Disease, Are We Facing a Genetic Frankenstein?
by Jenna Smith
No startling phone call or sudden car accident delivers the heart-breaking news of a beloved’s death, no, we get to watch our loved one die before our very eyes changing from the person we know and love, to a stranger who is difficult to communicate with and frustrating to take care of.
With Alzheimer’s disease increasing every year to a whopping 5.2 million in 2008, we have to wonder why science doesn’t have more answers. With billions of dollars being spent on research, where is the cure? Heck, where is the cause?According to Alzheimer’s Association, scientists do not yet fully understand the process resulting in the “catastrophic” brain damage that is associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and yet every 71 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease.Further, by mid-century, Alzheimer’s Association predicts that someone will develop Alzheimer’s every 33 seconds to a grand total of 10 million Americans.Why is this disease growing? Could there be an underlying infection?Doctors and scientists have been asking these questions for decades but it has only been recently that startling research is becoming available to the general public.
Before the advent of the internet, powerful scientists could control the flow of information into the populace through editorial privilege, but not any longer. All you need is a computer, connection to the internet and a tiny bit of operating ability to collect actual medical theories thanks to Google “Scholar”.So perhaps you might be interested in a scientist who was hushed back in the eighties, and who has returned with a vengeance determined to unravel the mysteries of the Alzheimer diseased brain. And his theories are very frightening, but make tragic sense to the anomalies of the medical mystery.His name is Dr. Alan MacDonald, and back in 1985 he stunned the medical world with a special slide show on neo-natal tissue that he had amassed over years of autopsying stillborn babies as the pathologist at South Hampton Hospital.
Using a darkfield microscope technique to capture the images on film, Dr. MacDonald presented his shocking hypothesis to the world in Vienna at the Second International Symposium on Lyme Disease and Related Disorders.Instead of pictures of swollen knees, Dr. MacDonald showed slide after slide of spirochete infected tissue from these babies who were never able to survive outside the womb.His discoveries were scoffed at by his peers.
His pictures of cyst forms and other bizarre shapes and truncated strings did not look like the clear spiral shape of Borrelia burgdoferi (Lyme), but when Dr. MacDonald added special chemicals to the tissue, these shapes showed up in the same way that Lyme spirochetes do – emitting a soft fluorescent glow.What does this have to do with Alzheimer’s you might ask? Well, by following Dr. MacDonald’s journey from Lyme spirochete to Syphilis spirochete you can follow along as he was taken directly to the center of human power – the brain.Carefully researching literature from the world’s top experts on syphilis, Dr MacDonald became convinced that the Lyme spirochetes were behaving exactly like syphilis spirochetes. These queer shapes -the hooks, rings balls and truncated strings mixed in with a few clear spirals, were evidence of the bacteria morphing in their successful evasion of the human immune system.
Syphilis, and apparently Lyme disease, can morph into a cyst form (much like bacteria “wagons” circling against attack) and actually remain dormant for years at a time. As Dr. MacDonald searched for further proof for his hypothesis, he found that these cysts were sometimes grouped together in plaques, which are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s.Digging deeper, in 2006 Dr. MacDonald ordered ten Alzheimer’s brains from a brain bank to slice and study under the darkfield microscope. He began to follow the actual DNA deep into the heart of these plaques.What he found, is beyond alarming.He found that seven of the ten brains “…lit up like a Christmas tree.”
They were loaded with a genetic Frankenstein – DNA of the spirochetes combined with human chromosomes.The medical term, “transfection” is not so frightening, but the reality is devastating. It basically means that your own body begins producing the infection. As Dr. MacDonald said, “Once it is in your DNA and you’re churning it out yourself, you’re cooked!”Could this be the break in Alzheimer’s research that the world has been waiting for? One can only hope.
If you begin to add the numbers of people who are sick with different manifestations of Lyme disease such as MS, Lou Gerhig’s disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, CFS, Autism, several forms of psychotic illness (Lyme can mimic most any disease), the resulting figures are astronomical. Thankfully we have courageous scientists like Dr. MacDonald who is willing to step out of the box for tough but critical answers.So, for the people who are sick and churning “it” out themselves, it will certainly mean a constant struggle, but for those who are just beginning to get sick, Dr. MacDonald’s work may bring a miracle.
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