This started by getting doubts about Eva Sapi's studies, because of the study objects, outcomes, etc., and last but not least, the way it is published (some of it in the Townsend Letter, July 2010).
Just a few hours ago I learned that those studies were funded with grants from the Turn the Corner Foundation. I looked for what other studies they funded and I think it's quite shocking:
http://www.turnthecorner.org/content/in ... ty-ilads-0
Look at that page "2010 Grants and Initiatives". You will find there:
2010 Grants and Initiatives
International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)
Turn the Corner made a grant to ILADS for the world renown Physicians Training Program (PTP). Founded and exclusively funded by TTC, the PTP continues to foster excellence in care for Lyme disease and tick-borne disease patients by providing medical practitioners the opportunity to study with Lyme-literate healthcare professionals. In 2010 TTC proudly trained our 100th program graduate. Thousands of patients have been properly diagnosed and properly treated thanks to our groundbreaking signature program.
World renown?! ROFL!
Turn the Corner made a grant to Steven Phillips, M.D. to study an innovative treatment for Lyme and tick-borne diseases – rife technology. This study will be examining the effects on human cells of exposure to the types of radiofrequencies used in a particular rife machine. Extensive research has already been conducted on the effects on human cells by exposure to the frequencies used for cell phones, but this type of research has not been done for the radiofrequencies used for rife machines. This study will examine lymphocytes from patients with chronic Lyme disease who have not used a rife machine, patients with chronic Lyme disease who have been using a rife machine, and healthy controls. The lymphocytes will be examined for DNA damage by both the COMET assay and micronucleus test.
In this way, it may be possible to quantitate and compare the risk, or lack thereof, of rife
machine radiofrequency exposure.
Note: Steven Phillips is currently an ILADS Director.
To study RIFE!? LOL!!
Lymeland WTF moment of the month!
Oh please, and what will be the outcome that that study? Rife is safe and effective?
But now seriously, if there is ONE THING these folks should study, it's longer term treatments. Let them try to provide solid evidence that what they are doing (longterm ABX) for years now is save and effective.
BTW: we are STILL waiting for the new ILADS guidelines. Maybe they are more interested in selling stuff?