Dr. Bill Rawls
Meet The Speaker
Bill Rawls MD is a leading expert in Lyme disease, integrative health, and herbal medicine. When his life was disrupted by chronic Lyme disease, he was forced to explore options outside the conventional medical system. After restoring his health through holistic and herbal therapies, he was inspired to share his revelations with others. In the more than 10 years since his recovery, Dr. Rawls has helped thousands of patients find their path to healing from Lyme disease and other chronic illnesses. He is the author of the best-selling books Unlocking Lyme and The Cellular Wellness Solution, and the Medical Director of RawlsMD.com and Vital Plan, an online holistic health company and Certified B Corporation®
Microbe Dormancy: One Possible Mechanism of Lyme Disease Persistence
At any given point in time, 60% of the biomass of microbes on Earth remain in a dormant state. Microbe dormancy is a survival mechanism inherent to all microbes. Borrelia and all Lyme coinfections have the capacity to invade cells of the body and exist inside cells in a dormant or quiescent state. Intracellular dormancy provides a plausible explanation for the chronic nature of Lyme disease, why it is so difficult to diagnose, and why it is so resistant to antibiotic therapy. It also provides a possible explanation of many other chronic illnesses. This lecture provides an overview of the evidence.