Dr. Uwe on the street
Report in german TV 4.2.2019:
A report about my work in german TV, a patient and her symptoms are introduced and the background is explained. An addition: aside from the named symptoms (Flu-like symptoms, tachykardia, anxieties) the patient suffered from further symptoms like muscular pain, shortness of breath, listlessness, dizziness and more. All symptoms improved significantly after treatment of the underlying Toxoplasmosis. Unfortunately, in german only.
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. Unfortunately, in german only. Further information under Adresses
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
The Inflamed Mind - A Radical New Approach to Depression Edward Bullmore
(german edition: "Die entzündete Seele")
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 von Monika Niehaus und Andrea Pfuhl
(Psychotrojans - how parasites master us)
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.
Unrest 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.