When I got my hands on an advanced copy of Dr. Rawls book, I was SO excited. I love to learn and I love to be educated about all the ways we can heal from this disease. I am always obsessively researching and trying to learn everything I can in order to help myself and put the pieces of the puzzle together to heal. This book is something which I strongly believe every single patient should own. Dr. Rawls lays out all of his knowledge in a format which is easy to understand (in layman's terms), an is organized beautifully. Here are the screen shots of the Table of Contents, so you can see a preview of all the wealth of info which is covered in the book.
Once the reader gets a taste of understanding the basics of Lyme Disease (including tid-bits even I, a seasoned patient, didn't know), you get the the second section which is personally my favorite: Testing. I was thrilled to see so much detailed info be included in this book about lab tests, their pitfalls, how to interpret tests, and what labs you need run. It's like having a personal guide take you through everything you need you know. If you are someone who suspects you might have Chronic Lyme but don't quite know how to approach it, this is for you! If you are someone who has Chronic Lyme and isn't sure if your Doctor is doing the proper testing, this is also for you! It is vital to understand the issues with testing, and what you need to have ran in order to get proper treatment. This section beautifully covers it all.
Next up, this book dives into treatment methods. What I loved in that it covers all the different approaches one by one. It speaks about traditional antibiotic therapy, holistic therapy, herbal therapies, etc. It touches on all the different commonly seen routes, but also goes into other lesser known therapies. The section on treatment dives deep into pretty much every different therapy there is out there for Lyme Disease. It contains all the information you would ever need to be able to compare and see all your options. Dr. Rawls does a fantastic job of diving into the topic of supplements, and how to manage big issues like insomnia, pain, depression, anxiety etc. In this section he also does over the topic relapsing as well as the all mighty biofilms (which is a topic often missed by Doctors). The best part? He also includes dosing suggestions so you aren't left in the dark about how much you might need of any given supplement/med. I am not kidding when I say this book is SO comprehensive, and an absolute must have.
Because of that I am going to give away a copy of this book, and hopefully it can help someone else out there as well! To enter, just follow the instructions below. For those of you who want to purchase the book now, or if you don't win the giveaway, you can do so HERE.
If you want to learn more about Dr. Rawls you can check out his website HERE.