Healing Lyme Disease Naturally by Wolf D. Storl is a book about Lyme Disease and how to achieve a total cure naturally.
I picked this up because we recently had a pediatric case in our family that needed attention. After visiting multiple doctors, we were told the only way to battle the disease was to take a 21 day course of antibiotics and retest a few months later. We noticed even after the antibiotics, there was still something brewing as symptoms would occasionally reappear. After researching myself and reading this book, I believe now that antibiotics are not the answer for everyone. People react differently to the disease.
What I love about this book is that the author has a story to tell about his own experience and how he treated himself. He covers many methods of natural cures including Chinese Medicine, spiritual guidance, and plant use to name a few. There’s a section pertaining to just the healing plants with descriptions for each. Many of the plants Mr. Storl deems useful are plants that we already had growing in our gardens. Typical plants like teasel, yarrow, elderberry, coneflower, and lemon balm are just some of the plants used as powders and teas. The book also covers the history of the disease, ticks and the different diseases they transmit, and information on bacteria and how it survives. It offers methods of protecting yourself from ticks, and how to keep your body healthy with diet and exercise.
I was really fascinated with the section outlining the different paths of transmission. It turns out Lyme Disease doesn’t just transmit from ticks. The book doesn’t agree with the CDC.
Here are statements from the CDC’s website:
There is no evidence that Lyme disease is transmitted from person-to-person. For example, a person cannot get infected from touching, kissing, or having sex with a person who has Lyme disease.
Lyme disease acquired during pregnancy may lead to infection of the placenta and possible stillbirth; however, no negative effects on the fetus have been found when the mother receives appropriate antibiotic treatment. There are no reports of Lyme disease transmission from breast milk.
There is no credible evidence that Lyme disease can be transmitted through air, food, water, or from the bites of mosquitoes, flies, fleas, or lice.
This is interesting as the author points out that there is evidence proving these methods of transmission, they are just least likely.
Each chapter has a set of quotes from multiple authors. This is a favorite:
“Don’t let it get to the point that you have accepted the diagnosis, because then your fate is sealed.”
I feel strongly about the quote above. I believe it’s more important than ever that everyone be their own patient advocates because in many cases modern medicine is lacking proper treatments that truly heal the body versus just covering symptoms and ailments. Everyone is different and what if there is a cure for you?
At this point I can’t say for sure that the methods in this book are a 100% cure, but they have definitely helped. I believe in the power of plants and the principles outlined in the book make sense.
I’m so glad I found this book and I recommend it to anyone dealing with Lyme Disease or for those who want to learn more.
I’m looking forward to reading more from this author.
Blurb: In Healing Lyme Disease Naturally, anthropologist Wolf D. Storl shares his own success in overcoming a difficult, sometimes deadly disease that is reaching epidemic proportions. When he was diagnosed, Dr. Storl refused standard treatments because of antibiotic intolerance. Instead, he researched healing systems of various cultures including Traditional Chinese Medicine, American Indian healing practices, homeopathy, and traditional Western herbal lore and discovered the teasel root. Teasel, a flowering plant that grows throughout Europe and Asia, tonifies the liver and kidneys, promotes blood circulation, and strengthens the bones and tendons. The plant has been documented to help cure chronic conditions marked by arthritis, sore, stiff muscles, and eventual incapacitation—all symptoms associated with Lyme disease. Dr. Storl’s approach consists of flushing out toxins and inhibiting bacteria by using teasel root as tincture, powder, or tea (available for purchase online and in natural foods stores); stimulating the immune system and detoxifying the body by exposing it to extreme heat (sweat lodges and Japanese baths); and dietary and naturopathic measures, including fresh natural food, exercise, and sufficient sleep. Written in an encouraging, personal tone but based in science and clinical studies, Healing Lyme Disease Naturally offers hope in combating a condition that has stubbornly resisted conventional medical treatment.
- Paperback: 376 pages
- Publisher: North Atlantic Books; 1 edition (April 27, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1556438737
- ISBN-13: 978-1556438738
A video with Wolf Storl about Lyme Disease
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About the Author:
After finishing his PhD in Anthropology (magna cum lauda) on a Fulbright scholarship in 1974 in Berne, Switzerland, he taught anthropology and sociology in Grants Pass, OR. During this time he also offered an organic gardening course that was extremely popular. He was one of the pioneers of the organic/biodynamic gardening movement. While preparing for his doctoral exams in Switzerland he also lived in an experimental community and helped tend a five-acre organic garden. There he had the good fortune to learn from master gardener, Manfred Stauffer who specialized in composting any organic matter.
Storl is also an avid traveler and has gathered much experience observing nature around the entire globe and spending time with people who are very connected to the nature that surrounds them. From1982 -83, he spent a year as an official visiting scholar at the Benares Hindu University, in Varanasi, India. After returning to the United States in 1984, he spent much time with traditional medicine persons of the Cheyenne and taught courses at Sheridan College in Sheridan, Wyoming. He has traveled and conducted research in South Asia, India, Mexico, the Canary Islands, South Africa, and much of Europe, pursuing ehtnobotanical and ethnomedicinal interests. He has written some twenty-five books and many articles in German and English, which have been translated into various languages, such as English, Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Japanese, Danish, Lithuanian, Latvian, and Czech. Storl is a frequent guest on German, Swiss and Austrian television and has also appeared on BBC.
After another visit in India and Nepal in 1986, he and his wife moved to Germany where he began to write books as a freelance writer and offer freelance lectures. He lives with his family on an old estate in the foothills of the Alps where he has a large garden.
Storl’s books are unique in that he does not treat nature only with cold objectivism. He is able to delve into nature’s depths and supports his experience with ancient lore from all over the world that has been, for the most part, left on the wayside in the wake of objective science. He theorizes that science is not always as objective as it claims to be. He invites his readers on a journey into a world of nature that is completely alive and has its own rhyme and reason. Myths and lore from many cultures also have a prominent place in his writings, as he claims that the images portrayed in this way often tell us more about the true nature of things than dry facts can do.
MA from Kent State University, instructor there from 1967 – 1969 in anthropology and sociology.
PhD in Anthropology (magna cum lauda) from University of Berne Switzerland, Fulbright scholarship, 1974.
Wolf D. Storl also writes in German as Wolf-Dieter Storl