This is an excellent film. It documents well the epidemic proportions of the Lyme disease, the mistreatment and misdiagnosis of the disease, the disease sufferers’ physical complaints being taken for a psychological disorder, denial of medical coverage, the witch hunt of doctors prescribing long-term antibiotic treatment to the point of suspension of their medical licenses (a way for insurance companies to get rid of doctors costing them too much money), inadequate treatment being dictated by medical guidelines drawn up by doctors tainted by financial interests… Behind this, the sensitive testimonies of patients suffering from Lyme and of the doctors treating them. (See also the post on the action of electromagnetic fields on the DNA of viruses and bacteria, including Lyme disease. Contrary to dominant medical thought, Professor Luc Montagnier, 2008 Nobel Laureate in medicine, is convinced that Lyme disease can degenerate into a chronic infection and that it must be taken seriously).Under Our Skin (2008 – 104 min.)
In the 1970s, a mysterious and deadly illness began infecting children in a small town in Connecticut. Today it's a global epidemic.
A real-life thriller, this shocking festival hit exposes the controversy surrounding chronic Lyme disease. Following the stories of individuals fighting for their lives, director Andy Abrahams Wilson reveals with beauty and horror a natural world out of balance and a human nature all too willing to put profits before patients.
The film follows six individuals including major league ball player Ben Petrick who report chronic symptoms, which they attribute to persistent Lyme infection. The majority of the film is devoted to the storyline of these patients and their reported recovery.
The film also focuses on state medical board investigations of Joseph Jemsek and Ray Jones, two physicians who prescribe long-term antibiotics for "chronic" Lyme disease.
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