Professor Christian Perronne, PhD, MD, Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases, France
This book is a gift of truth and passion to humanity.
Mia Morales, Lyme patient, USA
Huib offers a new practical, human centered way of dealing with health information. His book is also ringing a bell for the new time how to work together towards health and thriving.
Kim Schimmler, Medical Doctor, Germany
Well, I am wiping my eyes and blowing my nose, while tears stream down my face. I guess that is a good sign. You hit the nail on the head claiming that Lyme survivors need 'understanding'. I would like my own partner to read this book.
Anodea Judith, bestselling author with Lyme, USA
In his crucial work on the disease of Lyme Huib Kraaijeveld demonstrates once again his readiness and ability to ask questions that undermine the comfort of the status quo that is offered by the dominant interpretations of our reality. As a dedicated social researcher he does not pretend to have all the answers, but guides us towards asking the upsetting and essential questions.
Prof. dr. C.J. Hamelink, professor Communication Sciences & Human Rights, the Netherlands
A true and unpretentious caretakers' guide to understand Lyme. This book will help you to completely understand what your friend is going through; regardless of the symptoms they have. I wish it had been written ten years ago, because it can actually save lives!"
Cheryl Versalle, Lyme patient, USA
I received the book exactly on the day that I had decided, together with my husband, to end my life. Huh?! Yep. I am 35 years old years and have been ill for 19 years. Now I know why: Lyme. Everyone should read this book!
Miranda, a very ill and brave lady, the Netherlands
This actually speaks to people beyond its target audience (caretakers of people with Lyme Disease): people like me who are not travel companions, but to whom it is not hard at all to have or develop understanding and compassion. This makes the reach of this book bigger, much bigger if you’d ask me. I am amazed a book can do all of this!
Saskia Steur, a Dutch business blogger
This book reads like an exciting novel, were it not that it concerns a deadly serious issue. With objective precision it describes a global issue that concerns us all, not just the many who are already infected. The author's call for solidarity in perspective and action fits well with what Humanity needs to do collectively: to contribute and take care of each other and our world. Read the book and weep, feel and act!
Manfred van Doorn, leadership expert, the Netherlands
What an awakening perspective! Huib has successfully set a quantum leap for understanding and managing Lyme disease by commoners.
John Wong, bestselling author, Singapore
This book is a delight to read. It offers soft candlelight and warm campfire camaraderie on an often dark and lonely journey.
Laura Bruno, medical intuitive Lyme expert, USA
This book is a big eye opener. Both for friends of people with Lyme disease as well as for people with Lyme. Or for any other health issues, for that matter.
Martin Möhrke, medical research leader, Europe
Your book reads like a thriller! It touched me deeply and I am sure it will change the course of history.
Linda Graanoogst, writer & journalist, the Netherlands
Masters have learned from Life Itself to look in hidden corners and even in the gutters. After bending down these Masters will rise up higher than before and walk straight - strengthened by the Gratitude they feel shining out of their Being.
Christiniam, spiritual teacher, France
The book indicates that Lyme disease can be a sexually transmitted disease. This will cause a tidal wave of awareness all over the world. Like the child in the old fairy tale The Emperor’s New Clothes, who exclaimed: “But the emperor is wearing no clothes!"
Ola Aniel Petterson, STD campaign leader, Sweden
What a brilliant sociological work! I am sure it will have much impact.
Professor in Neuropathy, Germany
I cannot read any other book for more than two minutes now, in this hell called Lyme. Yet yours I cannot stop reading! I should have put it away hours ago to clean the house. But I simply cannot stop.
Ineke, wife of a husband with Lyme, the Netherlands
A creative and very intelligent vision to dive even deeper into the world of Lyme, to look at yourself, other people, but also the entire world around you.
A Dutch friend of someone with Lyme
A very honest and yet witty way of helping those with Lyme disease. This book is full of ideas on how to help your friend with Lyme along their journey, as well as being helpful to those who are suffering from Lyme realize that their friends and family members may need some help along the way also. Bringing the two sides of patient and caregiver together, in a journey of learning and understanding each other, can be very helpful and very needed in this crazy journey we call “Lyme.”
Lisa Hilton, Lyme advocate, USA
From the first page onwards the author takes you by the hand and from the first page onwards, you will not want to let go of that hand.your knowledge and understanding about all aspects of this serious disease will be enriched. This will directly empower you to your role as caretaker better and help your loved one with Lyme.
A sister of someone with Lyme, the Netherlands
I could not stop until I had finished, being happily surprised by the quality, openness and freshness of this book. The metaphor of the Hero Journey surprised me, but also suddenly made the book much more applicable for me as the father of my daughter, who has been struggling for seventeen years with unbearable pains. Although I thought that I was just an interested layman, it gave me a sudden different perspective and a window that showed me clearly what deep down I already suspected. This book shines a light on the complexity, context and diversity of Lyme’s manifestations.
Henri, father of a chronically ill daughter
Both the personal experiences as well as the author’s sharp mind turn this into an incredibly inspiriting book that raises the consciousness of its readers. It holds a unique vision for the start of a new era of health care. An era with a new type of research, approaches and methods of treatment. An era in which it will be of the utmost importance to discover the inner strength of the individual.
Kara, ex Crohn disease patient, the Netherlands
Tempting, informative and eminently readable! Shifting the Lyme Paradigm is an absolute eye-opener for those who are not aware of what the journey of Lyme disease entails.
Terri Mackinnon-Cross, CEO WorldLymeDay.com, Canada
A shocking book and an eye-opener for someone like me, who also has people with (not yet diagnosed) Lyme close to them. This book is a must to create real understanding for what this ravaging disease is doing to people. We all become immpatient easily and have our prejudices ready, which causes even more damage! Professionally it made me decide to specialise in Lyme.
Lenneke de Jager, natural therapist, the Netherlands
It’s time to care. Together we can try. Just start to fly from the bottum to the sky. Like starlings in the wind. Together we can heal the healing system.
Arianne van Kleef, health director, the Netherlands
My husband and I started reading together, each of us from our own perspective. Me on my own Hero Journey, he as my friend and travel companion. The recognition and acknowledgment this gave us was like a band-aid on an open wound. We also hope with all our heart that this book will contribute to the formation of a whole army of Friends, so that no Hero should ever walk this path alone. The author Huib Kraaijeveld seems to achieve this well. We thank him for this book.
Sara, Lyme patient, Belgium
I am positively surprised by how this friendly style of writing makes this complex subject easily accessible. It touches me how the use the ‘Hero Journey’ leads me close to the question what Lyme really is. This is also a brave book. Unfortunately many people – and the medical science not in the least – are afraid to face Lyme for what it is. ‘Lyme’ is a complex, messy topic that involves all parts of human life. Furthermore it is surrounded by much obscurity, darkness and impropriety. This makes it hard to tackle this broad subject, if one wants to treat it as a whole. You just did this regardless of the risks, for which I – and I hope many people with me – am grateful.
Willem Jacobs, Lyme author, the Netherlands
Very insistently written based on intensive, almost existential, personal experiences, this book also gives a clear overview of relevant infomation for both patients and caretakers. Furthermore it touches on issues surrounding Lyme that seem completely implausible to layman, such as the fact that Lyme kids are "not sick" and that their parents can ‘thus’ dangerous because of ‘Munchausen by proxy’. The virtual tour around Lyme lands is a good reflection of the seriousness of the situation, helped by its ironic undertone.
Jan Eendebak, chairman Lyme Foundation (STZ), the Netherlands
Author Huib Kraaijeveld ensured that people with Lyme disease have an open door and window. A window to a land where the ignorant do not wait, but he or she knows what is expected or asked for.
Jos Bosch, philosopher, Germany
A relief to read, written by an expert who shares his dedication to his own path with us. This book provides much valuable information that we can use on our own search. That will prevent everybody having to reinvent the wheel. The recognition and acknowledgement that I got from reading are very welcome, bcause nothing has brought most frustration during this journey that I’m on together with my daughter.
Muna, mother of a daughter with chronic Lyme
Playful, frightening, informative and encouraging.
Merel, kinesiologist, the Netherlands
This book made me realize that there is too little known behind the phenomenon Lyme. In a challenging manner the author provides understanding of Lyme disease and suggestions for tackling this disease. I have 'prescribed' this book to many of my patients and mostly astonishment was soon followed by recognition. An absolute must for anyone with (still) unexplained symptoms or the people close around them.
Duco Kanij, osteopath, the Netherlands
To me the part on the spiritual aspect of the topic was a relief, after the tough personal stories and the dry description of all these institutions, power and powerlessness. Nothing happens without reason, there is always something people learn even in a situation like this. It all depends what creativity in brings out in people, doesn’t it?
Monique Tijsma, professional in Psychiatry, the Netherlands
This book guides you through a labyrinth swiftly, while it took us YEARS to even get this far. He puts the road marks on all the right places, which enables you – as friend, family member or even as patient – to spend your time wisely on helping or controlling the situation, as I would call it myself. I can warmly recommend Shifting the Lyme Paradigm to anyone who is close to someone with Lyme or who is just interested in the subject.
Eugenie van der Linden, Lyme patient and mother of a daughter with Lyme, the Netherlands