Unravelling the mystery of Lyme disease: Why Canada needs to do more

Hospital News, Canada

Rian Michelsen is a rising star. Fifteen years ago, he was the toddler who burst out from behind the curtains singing Elvis’ Viva Las Vegas. As a young boy, he played the lead role in Oliver in his birthplace of Bermuda, before moving with his family to Toronto five years ago.

Now, as a 17 year-old high school student, he’s a gifted singer and dancer, and attends the renowned Etobicoke School of the Arts. He works as a professional actor and has appeared in numerous high profile television programs, including Murdoch Mysteries and Flashpoint. In short, Rian is more determined than ever to realize his dreams. But last year those dreams were almost destroyed by a debilitating disease that went undiagnosed for several months. …

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  • Gordon Dainard says:

    The best article and complete description of the travesty of dealing with Lyme in Canada. I’m sharing this with everyone I know as it’s written so those not familiar with Lyme get a real picture of the issues.

  • we have had lyme for two plus years–between the Canadian tests giving back false negatives and there is a point where the bacteria hide in one’s brain, joint capsules and our eyeballs, it has been very painful–replete of any energy, body pain, brain fog, sweats, chills and low fever–gets boring even. we bought a Ryfe Machine–actually a Naturopathic device–the Leukocytes or white cells in body electrocute invading organism with a magnetic electric current and so when Prof Royal Ryfe invented the machine this is the current he used. Penicillin came out during WW2 and so big pharma persuaded the usa govt that the machine was a hoax and persuaded the us govt to seize the machines. they don’t harm us as penicillin , etc can–It can wipe out all the flora in large bowel and C-Diff or clostridium difficile infection, eg. can move in and harm/kill the patient. we must have seven to eight texts on tick borne diseases–gave an introductory one to dr wannan, our gp–he liked it. one feels so alone………..