Friday, October 14, 2011

What Parkinson's Teaches Us about the Brain

Check out this article in NY Times, about exercise and PD.

Sort of a paradox for Lyme patients because aerobic exercise often makes Lymies feel worse. My Lyme docs have warned against aerobic exercise, saying it's better to concentrate on weight-bearing exercise. After aerobics I do feel much worse, sometimes for two days. But I think I'm going to give some bike riding a whirl. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Exercise & PD

Exercise and Parkinson's disease:

PD Vaccine Shows Hope

Here's a news story about a potential vaccine for Parkinson's disease. The vaccine prevents the build-up of fibrous tangles called lewey bodies in the brains of PD and Alzheimers patients. There may be application for Lyme patients too, considering that reseacher Alan McDonald found Borrellia spirochetes in 7 of 10 post-mortem Alzheimer's brains he examined, which suggests that there may be a connection between Bb and lewey body formation. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

High Risk Medical Insurance

I believe this is the direct link to the California High Risk Medical Insurance program. Some Lymeies have had good results here: