What We Don’t Know About Lyme

“When a mysterious and debilitating illness overtook her and her family, the author struggled to find some answers. What she discovered about Lyme disease—and how little is actually known or agreed upon by the medical experts—is something everyone who goes outdoors should learn.”

Author of Cure Unknown, Pamela Weintraub, summarizes her family’s experience with Lyme. It is important to read as most of us believe – if you are sick from a tick bite, you go to the doctor and you will be healed, easily and quickly.  The reality is very different.tick_540x405

What We Don’t Know About Lyme : Experience Life.

Are You Disclosing?

This is complicated and the risks real.

My company helps companies grow (ie  we market their brand / company)  in many different ways, including building a Facebook fan base, so it looks totally organic or by establishing personal branding.

Can I endorse a company or product when they pay me to help them market their company with social media? Apparently it is illegal. Even if my endorsement mirrors my real beliefs in a product or company. 

Kinda like me endorsing a laxative product – like I really use it and love it, even if I don’t.  If I am paid for my marketing services, Facebook building or other social marketing and seem to endorse it  (ie “Like” it),  the FTC finds it illegal.

Are You Disclosing? What You Need to Know about FTC Rules and Social Media | Social Media Examiner.

A New Tick-Borne Illness

Many of those new diseases are vector borne, transmitted by arthropods such as ticks or by insects such as mosquitoes.

Heartland is one of three new tick-borne diseases identified just in the past two years.

This particular virus has never been detected before,” said Nicholson. “This is unique to the world.”        William Nicholson, CDC

A New Tick-Borne Illness, and a Plea to Consider the Insects | Wired Science | Wired.com.