Sunday, June 4, 2017

"What Do You Need To Know About Lyme Disease?" The People's Pharmacy

Lyme Disease: Tick Season Is Here And It's Time To Learn How To Stop The Suckers

Dear J and M,

Today's excellent edition of The People's Pharmacy discusses Lyme Disease.

Two physicians tell their own stories of having the disease... how difficult it is to diagnose... and how completely debilitating it becomes.

What Do You Need To Know About Lyme Disease?
The People's Pharmacy (Show #1081)

Listen to the first few minutes and you'll be hooked.

Gone in a Heartbeat: A Physician's Search for True Healing



Bill Rawls, MD, is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has written about Lyme disease, fibromyalgia and chronic immune system dysfunction. His books include Unlocking Lyme: Myths, Truths and Practical Solutions and Suffered Long Enough. His website is

On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 1:06 PM, JA wrote:

This is great response Alan. Yes,  a News of Orange article about Latino outreach re TBIs would be great. They have covered tick borne illnesses in past and Marcia has written articles - for NofO yes M?

Good to have your list of restaurants and stores. I have Ixtapa and the rte 70 bakery, and planned to catch more. Markets for sure. I did bring some to folks from a church working Durham Farmers market but not this Catholic one. Also got Catholic Charities and both Centro de Hispanos - they were enthusiastic. We would love to find a Hispanic person to join our board. Need more board members en general (help help).

I will drop off couple of hundred to you pronto. I will see Maria May 24 at Demo Women event. If you see her sooner can you chat her up for ideas and see if she will take some. She helped me early on but is so busy with so much stuff since…..

Gracias Alan

Paz contigo también 

On May 11, 2017, at 11:57 AM, Alan Archibald <> wrote:

Dear J,

Thanks for your email.

I am copying my reply to Charlie Pogacar, editor of The News of Orange and staff writer Charlotte Wray in hopes that they will publish an article about tick-borne disease which, hopefully, would make reference to TIC-NC's brochure and its online downloadability.

On other fronts...

To maximize effective distribution of "our" tick-borne disease brochure, I would seek out Mexican restaurants, using as a way to locate them. Inexpensive eateries which have a single "$" rating would probably be patronized more often by latinos who work outdoors.

Here in Hillsborough I would approach Colorado Burrito, La Michoacana and El Restaurante Ixtapa.

I also encourage you to place brochures at Spanish language grocery stores - the one in the "strip" mall immediately south of Hillsborough's Duke Medical Clinic on 86/South Churton, and Durham's Compare Food, 200 yards east of Roxboro and Avondale's "Y" junction.

The lobby of Immaculate Conception Church in Durham would be another good place, as would (our collaborator) Rev. Teresa Palmer's United Church of Christ on the north side of Chapel Hill at Homestead Road's T-junction with Martin Luther King/Rte 86.

If you do not already know Mebane's Saturday morning "Buckhorn Jockey Lot Flea Market," I encourage you to spend a few early A.M. hours doing hand-distribution there. Don't hesitate to let parents know that Lyme Disease is chronically debilitating and can easily affect children who play outdoors.

Have you checked with Orange County and Durham County school district headquarters to see what they might do?

Paz contigo


PS If you drop off a few hundred brochures I will keep them in my car and distribute them as I "make the rounds." Rev. Teresa Palmer would perhaps be happy to do the same. 

PPS I wonder if "La Ley," Durham's Spanish language radio station, would be willing to run a public service announcement (PSA) featuring the TIC-NC website.

On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 7:56 AM, JA wrote:

Hi Alan - yes, it’s a scary one. See

I just got another 4000 foliates printed - 1000 already out. Got any ideas of places to take them. (Piedmont Health and NC Farmworker Health Program - both have farmworker outreach - got most of these.)  

On May 10, 2017, at 6:51 PM, Alan Archibald <> wrote:

Dear J,

I hope you're well.

I didn't know about POW.

POW: Here Comes A Tick Disease (Caused By Powassan Virus) That's Worse Than Lyme

Paz contigo


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