WHY CAN’T I GET BETTER: Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease with Dr. Richard Horowitz

The incidence of Lyme disease has reached epidemic proportions—this summer, the CDC raised the estimate of new diagnoses from an astounding 30,000 to 300,000/year! But despite the urgent need for solutions, the medical community is embroiled in a hostile debate over diagnostic methods, treatments and even whether chronic Lyme is real. Medical professions are divided between two camps: those who believe chronic Lyme exists and the establishment who vehemently denies it.
A pioneer in his field and a leading voice of the new guard, Dr. Horowitz has developed a controversial 16-point treatment plan for combatting chronic Lyme. And while the establishment may vilify him as a pariah, the fact remains that Horowitz’s method works; to date, he’s successfully treated over 12,000 patients from all over the world.

Long marginalized, the bloc believing in chronic Lyme has recently begun to receive the mainstream attention it deserves and people have begun to listen. Dr. Horowitz recently gave his compelling case to Katie Couric, eliciting an extraordinary number of comments from viewers who have been affected by the disease—evidence that Lyme is an important issue that’s too often ignored.

Dr. Richard Horowitz is a board certified internist in private practice in Hyde Park, N.Y. He is medical director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center, an integrative medical center which combines both classical and complementary approaches in the treatment of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne disorders. He has treated over 12,000 Chronic Lyme disease patients in the last 26 years, with patients coming from all over the US, Canada, and Europe to his clinic. He is former Assistant Director of Medicine of Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and is one of the founding members and past president elect of ILADS, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. He is also past president of the ILADEF, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of health care professionals on tick-borne diseases.


Dr Horowitz has presented at numerous local, national, and international scientific conferences on Lyme Disease, and has published on the role of co-infections and toxins in Lyme Borreliosis. He was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award by the Turn the Corner Foundation for his treatment of Lyme Disease, and has dedicated his life to helping those stricken with this devastating illness. His book “Why Can’t I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease” explains his full classical and integrative approach to helping those stricken with tick borne diseases and resistant chronic illness.

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