Lyme Disease, Chronic
Majid Ali, M.D.
OXYGEN, LYME DISEASE,
Fibromyalgia is an oxygen problem. The so-called
chronic Lyme disease is also an oxygen problem.
Patients who are given these diagnostic labels
shuttle between specialists. Most of them also
receive other diagnostic labels in their sad
journeys. They fumble and suffer, sometimes for
years, before they find doctors who detect and treat
all their oxygen-related issues, and guide them back
to health, albeit very slowly in many cases. I
choose the title of this article for those who have
been labeled with both problems at different times
in their struggle for healing. I hope this will
offer them clarity about what the real issues are
and how they should approach them. Specifically, I
hope it will give them the strength to defy the
tyranny of diagnostic labels.
Pain in muscles is th cries for oxygen of muscle
cells. In chronic myalgia (muscle pain), what begins
with oxygen deficiency is worsened by acid buildup
and thickening of bodily fluids which, in turn,
deepen oxygen deficiency. Acid buildup and
accumulation of thickened fluids occur with greater
frequency in some parts of the body called trigger
points. When such changes last for more than three
to six months, symptoms of fatigue and mentation
difficulties often develop. Some doctors call it
fibromyalgia. The incidence of the disorder is
leapfrogging in the United States.
Lyme disease is an endemic problem in many parts of
the United States. Most people get better without
diagnosis or treatment—as they did before the early
1970s when the Lyme spirochaete was recognized. Such
individuals show positive antibody tests indicating
exposure to the microbe for decades. Below I
summarize my experience with Lyme disease:, as well
as that of other physicians at our center:
☞ All patients with Lyme disease responded well to
four to eight week treatment with doxycyclin or
Baxin integrated with robust non-drugbowel and liver
☞ None of our patients with Lyme disease developed
the so-called chronic Lyme disease while under our
☞ I saw over 200 patients we had been treated for
“chronic Lyme disease”for with multiple antibiotic
therapies, including intravenous drugs, for more
than nine months had not responded well to those
treatments. Indeed, the longer they received
antibiotics, the sicker they became.
☞ Patients diagnosed with “chronic Lyme
disease”always showed high urinary organic acids, a
clear evidence of oxygen dysfunction.
☞ Patients with “chronic Lyme disease”regained their
health slowly and steadily when all relevant bowel,
liver, thyroid, and adrenal issues were effectively
addressed. Nearly all exceptions to this were those
with long-standing anxiety and depression, as well
as those with extremely difficult life
☞ The matter of co-infections was important and
required precise laboratory diagnosis and targeted
☞ Individuals who suffered from chronic anger, deep
disappointments of life, and depression had to do
deep spiritual work to free themselves from those
problems, at least partially, so the healing could
begin. I did not patients in this category who
benefitted from therapy or analysis.
My video seminars
on the treatment of
Lyme Disease can be downloaded from
LYME DISEASE AS AN AUTOIMMUNE DISORDER
The so-called chronic Lyme disease is an autoimmune
disorder, which may or may not started with Lyme
disease. Among the patients I saw, most did not
become chronically ill and disabled just by Lyme
microbe. They had clear histories of undiagnosed and
neglected problems of: (1) mold allergy and mold
toxicosis; (2) sugar abuse and adverse food
reactions: (3) antibiotic abuse for ear infections,
sore throats, sinusitis, and acne; (4) toxicity of
heavy metals and pollutants; (5) gut fermentation
and leaky gut state; and (6) chronic stress and
anger. Needless to point out, none of these issues
had been addressed. Prolonged antibiotic therapy
worsen the problems caused by all autoimmune
disorders. The so-called chronic Lyme disease was
not an exception..
WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA?
Fibromyalgia (FM) is often considered a medical
mystery. It need not be. I often hear all laboratory
tests are negative in patients with FM. That’s not
true. Most physicians are uneasy when confronted
with persons suffering with FM. That need not be so.
I sometimes hear FM is not treatable. Nothing is
further from the truth.
Why are so many people confused about the cause of
FM? Because it doesn’t fit into some neat model of a
disease category. Why isn’t FM treated successfully
by mainstream doctors? Because there are no
effective drugs for it. Below, I offer a snapshot of
fibromyalgia and suggest that readers consider my
video seminar entitled “Fibromyalgia” for detailed
THREE BASIC FACTS ABOUT FIBROMYALGIA
1. All symptoms of fibromyalgia are caused by
cellular oxygen deprivation.
2. Oxygen deprivation is caused by dysfunctional
3. Oxygen metabolism becomes abnormal due to
excessive and cumulative oxidative stress caused
by sugar overload, antibiotic abuse, undiagnosed
allergies, synthetic chemicals, and anger.
Dysfunctional oxygen metabolism is not merely lack
of oxygen in the air we breathe, in the blood, or in
the cells. This is a critical distinction. I coin
this term for a much deeper problem of oxygen
metabolism within the cells that involves failure of
enzymes involved in oxygen metabolism. This also
forms the core of my ODD theory of the
fibromyalgia/fatigue complex (ODD stands for
3 R’s OF FIBROMYALGIA
Fibromyalgia is Real.
Fibromyalgia is Reversible.
Fibromyalgia cannot be Reversed with drugs.
That fibromyalgia is reversible is the second core
point of this article. It is regrettable that many
fibromyalgia “experts” emphatically state that it is
irreversible. (Why would anyone become an expert in
a disease that he can never effectively treat?) I
strongly disagree with them.
I consider persons with fibromyalgia as human
canaries whose oxygen enzymes are more easily
injured than other people. They are more vulnerable
to unrecognized allergies, sugar overload, excessive
antibiotics, and anger, and have been poisoned by
synthetic chemicals. Those human canaries are
telling us something important about the shape of
things to come. What injures their oxygen enzymes
eventually will injure the oxygen enzymes of others,
unless we find ways to protect the oxygen
FOUR MAIN SYMPTOMS OF FIBRO CANARIES
1. Persistent muscle pain and weakness.
Explanation: Oxygen deprivation causes muscle pain.
2. Disabling fatigue.
Explanation: Oxygen deprivation in tissue causes
fatigue and exhaustion.
3. Brain fog (problems of mood, memory, and
Explanation: Oxygen deprivation in brain cells
causes brain fog and dysfunction.
4. Air hunger.
deprivation within the cells causes air hunger.
The last item requires a special comment. Like other
physicians, until some years ago I accepted the
prevailing view that the body learns about the lack
of oxygen through special oxygen sensors in the
brain as well as in the walls of large blood vessels
in the chest and neck. My fibro canaries have forced
me to look deeper into this issue. The sense of air
or oxygen hunger in fibromyalgia cannot be explained
merely on the basis of those oxygen sensors. Oxygen
levels in the large vessels in those locations are
within the normal range in fibromyalgia. Thus, I had
to look for some other mechanism. Now I believe
oxygen hunger is caused by abnormal oxygen
metabolism within the cells —though the evidence for
my view at this point is indirect.
OTHER MAJOR SYMPTOMS OF FIBRO CANARIES
1. Symptoms of weakened immune systems, such as sore
throats, swollen neck glands,
and painful tissues.
Explanation: Oxygen deprivation in immune cells
causes immune weaknesses.
2. Abdominal bloating, cramps, episodes of diarrhea
and constipation, and problems
of digestion and malabsorption.
Explanation: Oxygen deprivation in the bowel causes
bloating, cramps, and malabsorption.
3. Cold sensitivity and poor circulation.
Explanation: Oxygen deprivation in skin causes cold
4. Sleep difficulties, restless leg syndrome, and
Explanation: Oxygen deprivation interferes with
functions of the sleep center and causes other
problems, such as restless leg syndrome.
5. Lightheadedness, dizziness, heart palpitations,
and skipped beats.
Explanation: Oxygen deprivation in the heart and
vessel walls causes lightheadedness, dizziness,
heart palpitations, and skipped beats.
6. Dry skin, dry eyes, dry mouth, and dry vaginal
Explanation: Oxygen deprivation in the cells of the
skin, eyes, mouth and vagina muscles
causes cell shrinkage and dryness skin.
7. Vaginitis, bladder spasms, and bladder infections
in women and prostatitis in men.
Explanation: Oxygen deprivation in genital tissues
causes vaginitis, bladder spasms,
and bladder infections in women and prostatitis in
8. Joint and muscle stiffness and pain.
Explanation: Oxygen deprivation in joints and
muscles causes stiffness and pain.
9. Lack of sex drive in both sexes and menstrual
irregularities in women.
Explanation: Oxygen deprivation interferes with the
enzyme functions of sexual organs and their
For additional information, please consider
reviewing my video seminar entitled “Fibromyalgia.”
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