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Dr. med. Uwe Auf der Strasse


WDR report from February 4th, 2019:


A report about my work, a patient is presented and the background is explained. Only a small addition: the patient suffered next to the flu-like symptoms, tachycardia and anxiety also from other symptoms such as muscle pain, shortness of breath on exertion, listlessness, dizziness and more - all symptoms decreased after toxoplasmosis therapy..  

Interview  April 29, 2021                             

The documentation of the patient in this video can be found in "case reports" (see Case 4). An illness with Covid-19 led to a Toxoplasma reactivation. This disease is difficult to distinguish from Long-Covid, but can be confirmed by LTT testing and treated accordingly. During the therapy,  the symptoms decreased significantly within a month, the score was reduced from 73 to 29 SI,  the interview was conducted at this time.  Then a relapse prophylaxis followed, and the symptoms were reduced further, ultimately to a score of 16. For background information, please read also the "Update December 2020".



The following conversation with Johannes Schulte and Martin Gil-Wünschmann was recorded in 7/2023. Both are affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ME/CFS and approached me because it is known that the symptoms of toxoplasmosis can mimic this disease. Johannes Schulte runs the podcast "Fascination Fatigue", so far 105 episodes provide extensive information about ME/CFS as well as possibilities for help and self-help.                                                                                                


                                           Podcast:                                here the episode on Toxoplasmosis:


Martin Gil-Wünschmann founded the ME/CFS Self-Help Cologne, is a health consultant and runs "Fatiguefunk", a Youtube channel about ME/CFS, Long Covid as well as Post-Vac-Syndrome.




Below the links to the Youtube episodes concerning Toxoplasmosis.  I'd like to recommend to make use of the automatic Youtube translation service with subtitles.

Part 1:     Basics, symptoms, diagnostics

Part 2:      Diagnostic challenges:  Overlap with Lyme disease and/or chlamydial activity,                                  Toxoplasmosis reactivation by covid-19.

Part 3:       Therapy - why is the therapy so lengthy,  why are so many antibiotics  required ?                             For less severe cases: herbal preparations.

An interview with Dr. med. Petra Wiechel, the leading physician of the Swiss Mountain Clinic, from Jan. 28th, 2021  in German only, but English subtitles can be switched on

In the Swiss Mountain Clinic, as part of holistic diagnostics and therapy, toxoplasmosis is inclu-ded  as a possible cause of protracted chronic diseases and diagnosed and treated successfully .

A field report from Dr Retzek (Austria) and a patient who had suffered from numerous symptoms of chronically active toxoplasmosis for 23 years and who recovered after toxoplasmosis therapy. Further information under Adresses.   in German only,   but English subtitles can be switched on

The named books and media have been inspiring and provided very useful Information, this list may become longer in the future - I am open to suggestions   

This is your Brain on Parasites  - How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society Kathleen Mc Auliffe


In this extensively researched work, the author describes how highly sophisticated parasites influence their hosts to achieve their biological goal - with often devastating consequences for their hosts.  The chapter on Toxoplasma integrates the latest research - and leaves no room for the often championed medical optimism that Toxoplasma are "harmless".

The Inflamed Mind - A Radical New Approach to Depression                                

Edward Bullmore

Prof. Edward Bullmore (Oxford) describes comprehensive and on high scientific level, how inflammation in our body can induce  inflammation in our brain  and  thus cause depression. A re-thinking of traditional points of view is paramount, because depression can be caused by inflammation of the body - it is not always "all in the head". Researchers like Edward Bullmore investigate and explain these connections, and it is the task of doctors to diagnose and treat the origin of the disease. This could be a chance for some patients who suffer from depression. A decisive connection to Toxoplasmosis can be found in reference 27.

Die Psychotrojaner  - Wie Parasiten uns steuern       (Psychotrojans - how parasites master us)  von Monika Niehaus und Andrea Pfuhl

A comprehensible and fascinating book based on contemporary research. We are hosts to parasites and microorganisms and some of them, like Toxoplasma, can have heavy influence on our behaviour.   Unfortunately in german only. 

Krank nach Zeckenstich - Borreliose erkennen und wirksam behandeln            

Dr. Petra Hopf-Seidel

(Sick after tick bite - how to recognise and treat borreliosis)


In chronic Borreliosis healing is often hindered by co-infections. Therefore diagnosis and treatment require a lot of medical knowledge and persistence as well from doctors as from patients.  Since years Dr. Hopf-Seidel works committed and knowledgeable for her patients and has put all her experience in this comprehensible and comprehensive book.   Unfortunately in german only.


Jennifer Brea

Jennifer Brea's Sundance award-winning documentary, Unrest, is a personal journey from patient to advocate to storyteller. Jennifer is twenty-eight years-old, working on her PhD at Harvard, when a mysterious fever leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her it's "all in her head," she picks up her camera and brings us into a hidden world of millions that medicine abandoned. What these endure leaves us speechless, and for the affected this documentary is hard, but it also a film about passion and love and hope.  


Authors remark: In Jennifer Brea's case, after years a "CCI", craniocervical instability, was diag-nosed as a major origin of the disease, and after surgery her health has improved significantly. But there are millions more who still suffer, and unfortunately there is only a small number of patients who had similar benefit from surgery.

Chronic active Toxoplasmosis can result in a disease, that resembles a Fibromyalgia or  CFS/ME and in some cases it might be the origin of the disease or a severe co-factor. This should not be misunderstood as a generally applicable solution to this horrible complex of diseases,  but   there are arguments, that in some cases these diseases might be a result of combinations of different  factors - and that the role of Toxoplasma gondii has been vastly underestimated so far.

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