Lyme Documentary showing July 24 & August 14

This is pretty important information for everyone in our area to know about!!! Spread the word!!!

The film “Under Our Skin” is a frightening expose about how our corrupt medical system is failing to address one of the most serious epidemics of our times. A dramatic tale of microbes, medicine and money, this eye-opening film investigates the untold story of Lyme disease, an emerging epidemic. Each year thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, told that their symptoms are “all in their head.” The Centers for Disease Control admits that more than 200,000 people may acquire Lyme disease each year, a number greater than AIDS, West Nile Virus, and Avian Flu combined. The film follows the stories of patients and physicians as they battle for their lives and livelihoods, the film brings into focus a haunting picture of our health care system and its inability to cope with a silent terror under our skin.

The film “Under Our Skin” an Acadamey Award Finalist 2010 will be shown on:

July24 at 9:00 am
At the San Andreas Central Library, 1299 Gold Hunter Road, San Andreas, CA 95249
Followed by “PREVENTION ~ Reduce Your Chances of a Tick Bite & Lyme Disease” by Steve Diers
For details contact Janet Zipse at lsunflowers or (209) 296-1244

August 14th at 4:00 p.m.
At the New Life Christian Center, East Campus,19751 Highway 88, Pine Grove, CA
For details contact Janet Zipse at lsunflowers or (209) 296-1244

Since the early 1990’s Steve Diers has received requests and has provided Western Black-legged Tick & Lyme Disease in California trainings for Volcano Telephone Company, P G & E, EBMUD Staff & Volunteers, and at California State Trail Conferences and the National Trails Conference. Every year he receives phone calls or emails from 6-24 individuals who have been bitten by a Western Black-legged tick and want advice on what to do, have symptoms of Lyme disease or want the name of a Lyme Literate Doctor in California (of which there is just a handful). He knows of many folks in Calaveras and Amador County who have Lyme disease. He received calls from Jordon Fisher-Smith (who appear in the film “Under Our Skin”) & told him that the symptoms he described were suspect for Lyme & then convinced him to see a Lyme Literate Doctor. He lives in a small town of under 200 residents in Calaveras County. In 2007 4 cases of Lyme Disease in Calaveras County (which has a population of about 46,000) were reported to the Calaveras County Health Department. He is personally aware of 7 individuals (not including his wife & himself) within ¾ mile of their home that are being treated for Lyme disease. Based on those individuals he is aware of he can only imagine how many folks in Calaveras and Amador County who have Lyme disease that have been undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.

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