Sunday, August 2, 2015

How one local man's immunity to ticks could save us all

Richard Ostfeld says he is lucky to have been bitten by ticks so much.

That's because now, when a tick bites him, it usually dies.

Ostfeld is a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook. For decades, he has studied ticks and tick-borne diseases, primarily in the forests and fields of the mid-Hudson Valley. 

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1 comment:

  1. Love this share! This is the first professional I've heard of that speaks to the bodies ability to overcome infection and become resistant via antibody reaction, as is intended. I still think a body might not be 100% after infection, it is altered. This is spoken from experience. There are also lots of videos and podcasts to view via the link thru to his page on the Cary Institute, that look great. I'm of the opinion after many years of layman's self research that many things have worn the populace down in this modern era, to let bacteria take hold, and become more evident, and visible. Pharmaceuticals, antibiotics, vaccines, chemicals, pollution, alcohol, stress, diet, rest. That Lyme disease surfaced in youth has never surprised me...they are subject to vaccine from birth, and also rounds of antibiotics via family doctors throughout childhood, they are absolutely taken down health wise. Especially if these children were born into lyme families, via birth. I personally was sick my entire childhood...I reached wellness when I reached a point at which antibiotics were stopped, shunned, mostly.


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