In 2004, when I was first diagnosed with Lyme disease, few doctors knew how to treat it, despite the fact that it is the fastest-growing epidemic disease in the United States, with over 300,000 new cases every year. It was (and still is) widely unrecognized (due to flawed CDC guidelines and lab tests and lack of education), and masquerades as a variety of other diseases, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, arthritis, MS and Parkinson's. People with Lyme disease are misunderstood, mistreated and misdiagnosed, and generally receive less support than people who have other serious illnesses. Because of this, I created three great resources where people with Lyme disease could get accurate testing and treatment information, as well as find much-needed support about how to deal with the devastating social, financial and emotional consequences of Lyme. My first book, "The Lyme Disease Survival Guide" focuses on the latter subjects, while my best-selling book, "Insights into Lyme Disease Treatment" shares the perspectives of 13 Lyme-literate doctors about how to effectively treat Lyme, and my third book, "Beyond Lyme Disease" describes the other factors that make people with Lyme sick, besides infections.