Inside the Labyrinth of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome epidemic
By Hillary Johnson (June 2006)
Editorial Review From Publishers Weekly
By bringing chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) out of the shadows and squarely onto the nation’s health agenda, Johnson’s groundbreaking, compelling report does for it what Randy Shilts’s And the Band Played On did for the AIDS epidemic. Once derisively dismissed as “yuppie flu,” CFS was recognized as a legitimate, cohesive disease entity by the Centers for Disease Control only in 1990, six years after the first mass outbreaks. An infectious immune disorder that affects millions worldwide (the exact pathogen is unknown), CFS causes debilitating exhaustion, severe aching and headaches and fever, and in many cases affects the brain, causing memory and cognitive impairment, seizures and brain lesions. Freelance journalist Johnson (herself a CFS sufferer in the mid-1980s) interviewed hundreds of patients, scientists, doctors and government officials. Writing with quiet fury, she builds a devastating picture of the U.S. government research establishment’s decade-long strategy of avoidance and denial. Her epic-length report draws chilling parallels between CFS and AIDS: desperate CFS patients organize support groups, underground clinics, activist coalitions; trials of Ampligen, a promising drug, are halted by the FDA; patients lose medical insurance simply for being diagnosed with CFS-a policy that continues to the present among major carriers.
Inside the Lyme Epidemic
by Pamela Weintraub (Oct 13, 2009)
When Pamela Weintraub, a science journalist, learned that her oldest son tested positive for Lyme disease, she thought she had found an answer to the symptoms that had been plaguing her family for years—but her nightmare had just begun. Almost everything about Lyme disease turned out to be deeply controversial, from the microbe causing the infection, to the length and type of treatment and the kind of practitioner needed.
On one side of the fight, the scientists who first studied Lyme describe a disease transmitted by a deer tick that is hard to catch but easy to cure no matter how advanced the case. On the other side, rebel doctors insist that Lyme and a soup of “co-infections” cause a complicated spectrum of illness often dramatically different – and far more difficult to treat – than the original researchers claim. Instead of just swollen knees and a rash, patients can experience exhaustion, disabling pain, and a “Lyme fog” that leaves them dazed and confused. As patients struggle for answers, once-treatable infections become chronic.
In this nuanced picture of the intense controversy and crippling uncertainty surrounding Lyme disease, Pamela Weintraub sheds light on one of the angriest medical disputes raging today. The most comprehensive book ever written about the past, present and future of Lyme disease, Cure Unknown exposes the ticking clock of a raging epidemic and the vulnerability we all share.
by Ritchie C. Shoemaker (Apr 2005)
Mold Warriors contains advanced, sophisticated, effective, state of the art testing and treatment protocols for some of the most perplexing diseases and disorders, confronting medical practices. These protocols treat actual causes of disabling diseases, including Lymes, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Migraine, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Parkinson’s Disease and possibly even Multiple Sclerosis by altering gene expression, cytokine, leukotriene and hormonal imbalance, in addition to removing potentially deadly neurotoxins, from the body. Mold Warriors contains detailed explanations of sophisticated immunological and hormonal tests, which many physicians have never even heard of. The appendix contains detailed information concerning where to obtain the various tests, diagnostic and procedure codes, etc., which practitioners will find very helpful.
PROJECT DAY LILY
by Garth & Nicolson Nancy Nicolson (Sep 1, 2005)
The Project Day Lily story chronicles the events surrounding what the public knows as “Gulf War Syndrome.” To this day, the public perception of that tragedy is very limited, but now there are over 150,000 veterans of that conflict that suffer from chronic illnesses and tens of thousands have died without acknowledgment or proper assistance to keep secret the origin of their illnesses. Project Day Lily tells the story of the discovery that men and women of our Armed Forces were actually exposed to chemical and biological mixtures from missiles and sprayers during the Gulf War that were supplied, in part, by a sinister network using a group of rogue bureaucrats, intelligence operatives and scientists. They were also exposed to contaminants in the multiple vaccines given during deployment. Project Day Lily presents the story of how one of these biological agents was found by two American scientists in veterans of the Gulf War and in civilians as part of a massive testing program and how various academic and governmental employees did everything in their power to prevent this information from being released to the American public.
The Disturbing Story of the Government’s Secret Germ Laboratory
by Michael C. Carroll
Strictly off limits to the public, Plum Island is home to virginal beaches, cliffs, forests, ponds — and the deadliest germs that have ever roamed the planet. Lab 257 blows the lid off the stunning true nature and checkered history of Plum Island. It shows that the seemingly bucolic island in the shadow of New York City is a ticking biological time bomb that none of us can safely ignore. Based on declassified government documents, in-depth interviews, and access to Plum Island itself, this is an eye-opening, suspenseful account of a federal government germ laboratory gone terribly wrong. For the first time, Lab 257 takes you deep inside this secret world and presents startling revelations on virus outbreaks, biological meltdowns, infected workers, the periodic flushing of contaminated raw sewage into area waters, and the insidious connections between Plum Island, Lyme disease, and the deadly West Nile virus. The book also probes what’s in store for Plum Island’s new owner, the Department of Homeland Security, in this age of bioterrorism.
Clouds of Secrecy:
The Army’s Germ Warfare Tests Over Populated Areas
(Littlefield, Adams Quality Paperback) by Leonard A. Cole (Feb 2, 1999)
In the 1970s Americans learned for the first time that they had been used for decades as unsuspecting guinea pigs in a series of astonishing experiments conducted by the US Army. Military researchers had been secretly spraying clouds of bacteria over populated areas in order to study America’s vulnerability to biological weapons. Many civilians have suffered illness, even death, as a consequence.
The book is clearly written and provides riveting descriptions of many of the tests. The most amazing thing about the tests was the number of American cities and their populations that were targeted. They included New York City, San Francisco, St. Louis and hundreds of other cities and towns.
The Hidden Connection Between Mad Cow and Misdiagnosed Alzheimer’s Disease
by Colm A. Kelleher (Oct 19, 2004)
Documenting the intentional harvesting of KURU prions from the cannibals of New Guinea, then the intentional culturing & introduction into many types of wild animals at a US wildlife research station. As the disease moves around the country into both domestic & wild animals, people begin reporting “Black Helicopters” & cattle mutilation. This book explains why. On December 23, 2003 authorities announced that the first case of Mad Cow Disease in the United States had been found in a dairy cow in Mabton, Washington. The admission, though downplayed, hides a frightening reality. For thirty years, a covert sampling operation has been conducted on North American cattle to reveal how far the deadly prions that are thought to cause Mad Cow Disease have spread thought the nation’s livestock. These efforts may be too late: BRAIN TRUST warns of an impending public health catastrophe as the American food supply, and other countries to which they export, becomes progressively more contaminated. Although statistics argue that only one in a million people become affected with the human version of Mad Cow Disease, research on many postmortem brains of Alzheimer’s patients provide questionable data: the classic ravaged pathology of human Mad Cow Disease. Currently, there are millions of people worldwide who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and the numbers are growing. How many of those are related to Mad Cow? Until now, this complex story has remained untold – no one has been able to connect the dots. With BRIAN TRUST, Colm Kelleher reveals the frightening health implications for the first time.
ICD-999 Vaccine induced Diseases,
The Chronic Serum Sickness Postulate
by Patrick Jordan, (September 2009) available from Café Press.com $33 Paperback: 277 pages
The Ultimate Vaccine Book! This book contains the most extensive Timeline proving the intention of developing vaccines as Weapons of Mass Destruction.” endorsement by Dr. Rebecca Carley. Not since Edgar March Crookshank published History and Pathology of Vaccination, A Critical Inquiry, Volume 1 in 1889 has anyone compiled the unvarnished truth about vaccines as Weapons of Mass Destruction.Patrick Jordan shows how medicine developed from 6000-year old Black Magic into a pseudo- scientific application of the same superstition of Blood Sacrifice today. It begins with an examination of kidney disease precipitated by Vaccination and expands on the total systemic destruction of all forms of connective tissue in the unique postulate of Chronic Serum Sickness as an astoundingly plausible explanation for ALL diseases in North America. Inspired by the groundbreaking work of Dr. Rebecca Carley, M.D. (www.drcarley.com) and in collaboration with veterinarian Dr. Patricia Jordan, D.V.M. (no relation) a universal view is developed of Planet-wide vaccine poisoning including humans, animals and the food supply. The book details by what complex biological mechanisms it actually causes damage. Sound science with in-text references mixed with personal opinion and conjecture take the militarized vaccine holocaust out of the Occulted Darkness into the Brilliant Sunlight so that even the common man and woman can see the evil for what it is. Ingredients lists and extensive Timelines graphically fill out what words lack in conveying the overwhelming scope of the assault on humanity. Facts are shown so that you can see The Big Picture. The Big Picture is always lost unless seemingly unrelated historical and biological events are contrasted by historical and biological causal mechanisms. Indexed.