Guest: Dr. Cass Ingram/Tick-borne diseases are on the rise

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Tick-borne diseases are on the rise. Here’s what you need to know

An Interview with Dr. Cass Ingram Author of “The Lyme Disease Cure”
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There are new concerns about previously rare types of tick-borne diseases being seen more frequently in the United States. The blacklegged tick, for example, not only spreads Lyme disease it can also transmit a serious virus called Powassan that may have killed one man and made another sick in New Jersey.

Dr. Ingram says part of what’s behind the rise in ticks in parts of the U.S. where they are traditionally found is climate change.

“The weather is changing. Climate is changing and there are more mice, there are more food for the ticks,” he said. “As reforestation happens, as climate change happens, different areas of the country are getting more of these.”

Though there were about 60,000 cases of tick-borne diseases reported last year, estimates are that the real number of cases is probably over 300,000.


In 2013, the CDC reported cases of Lyme disease in 46 states. Those camping, canoeing, hiking, or vacationing in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin need to take special precautions due to the exceptionally high number of confirmed Lyme disease cases in those states.

Such precautions include:

Wear the lightest-colored clothes possible, preferably white or off-white. White is best since the tiny tick nymphs which are black can be seen more readily. Larger ticks can be easily seen against such a background.
Socks are pulled over the pant legs. The socks should be white.
Spray the shoes, socks, and legs with the natural, potent tick repellent, Herbal Tick-X, part of Dr. Ingram’s new Lyme disease protection kit.
Check clothes often for evidence of crawling, climbing ticks.
Wear a hat to prevent ticks from falling from tall grass or trees onto the head.
Be sensitive, and be aware. Have a high awareness for entities crawling on the body or in the hair. If any such sensations occur, check the body immediately.
Upon arriving home or when in a secure place, strip down immediately; Place all clothing in a plastic bag. Inspect the body fully for ticks. The head and neck should be carefully inspected. The hair should be thoroughly brushed and/or combed all the way down to the scalp. After any wilderness adventure take a shower and scrub the skin

Any tick bite, if discovered, should be treated topically. The tick itself, along with the bite area, should be saturated with the oil of wild oregano to attain constant contact, which is ideal to destroy any residual tick-related germs and the consequential local inflammation.

That constant contact can also be achieved by saturating a bandage or a piece of cotton and once the tick is removed taping it against the region. This can then be changed every 12-or-24 hours and continued until all infection and inflammation is eradicated.


Wild spices in the form of oil of oregano will literally burn away the protective exterior membranes (biofilm) of viruses and pathogen transmitted by an infected tick. Many types of germ-killing spices are reviewed in the book, and readers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the healing properties and uses of each.

The spices used by Dr. Ingram to cure his own Lyme infection include:

Oil of wild oregano (P73 material)
Multiple spice dried essential oil complex consisting of oils of wild oregano and sage, along with remote-source cumin and cinnamon
Juice of wild oregano
Capsules of anti-inflammatory enzymes containing bromelain, papain, and ginger

1. You have a unique perspective on the physical and mental ravages caused by Lyme disease. Tell us about your recent first-hand experience, and about the symptoms you experienced.

2. What are the conventional medications most often used to treat Lyme disease, and why do these medications sometimes not fully restore the patient to good health?

3. Why are wild spice oils (like oil of oregano) so effective in killing the pathogens associated with Lyme disease?

4. The book contains several protocols for treating Lyme infection. Review one or two of them for us and explain how we should respond to an infectious tick bite that’s making us ill.

5. Geographically, where are we most likely to become exposed to Lyme-carrying ticks?

6. Lyme disease is thought by some health researchers to be the result of a laboratory-created bioweapon. Does any evidence exist to support this idea

7. Lyme disease is often misdiagnosed. Tell us about some of the diseases for which it’s mistaken.

8. Can Lyme disease be sexually transmitted?

9. You have created a Lyme disease prevention kit which contains super strength oregano oil that will prevent anyone from contracting the disease. Tell us about the prevention kit and how to use it.

10. How can we order the book “The Lyme Disease Cure” and learn more about the healing power of wild spice oils and extracts? (1-800-295-3737, visiting or


Dr. Cass Ingram is a nutritional physician who received a B.S. in biology and chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa (1979) and a D.O. from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA (1984). Dr. Ingram has since written over 20 books on natural healing. He has given answers and hope to millions through lectures on thousands of radio/TV shows. His research and writing have led to countless cures and discoveries. Dr. Cass Ingram presents 100’s of health tips and insights in his many books on health, nutrition, and disease prevention. Dr. Ingram is one of North America’s leading experts on the health benefits and disease fighting properties of wild medicinal spice extracts. A popular media personality, he has appeared on over 5,000 radio and TV shows. He now travels the world promoting perfect health the natural way.

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