During the making of the Red Ring film, several professionals and specialists focusing on Lyme disease were interviewed. Some of these encounters ended up in the final film. Read more about these brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to seek solutions for current Lyme disease epidemic.
Dr. Richard Horowitz
Dr. Richard Horowitz is one of the most renowned researchers in the field of Lyme borreliosis and tick-borne infections. Dr. Horowitz has done groundbreaking work in developing new approaches for the treatment of these illnesses.
He is the medical director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center in New York. He has treated more than 13,000 Lyme patients who visit his clinic to seek treatment from all over the world. Dr. Horowitz is one of the founding members of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. He is the author of several books focusing on Lyme Disease: How Can I Get better? An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme and Chronic Disease (National Bestseller) and Why Can’t I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease (NY Times Science Best Seller)
Dr. Armin Schwarzbach
Dr. Armin Schwarzbach has been working in the field of diagnostic tests of Borrelia burgdorferi and coinfections for more than 20 years. He works for Infectolab in Augsburg Germany. Dr. Schwarzbach has founded Armin Labs that is famous all over Europe for its testing capabilities. With its diagnostic tests, Armin Labs can effectively identify various Borrelia burgdorferi and other coinfections. During his career, Dr. Schwarzbach has tested more than 50,000 patients for tick-borne diseases and multiple infections. Dr. Armin Schwarzbach is a member of German Borreliosis Society.
Jenna Luche-Thayer is an international human rights activist with 32 years of experience of policy and grassroot work in more than 42 different countries. She has suffered from Lyme disease for more than 17 years. She has advocated her findings of human-rights violations against Lyme Disease patients in United Nations.
According to her, for example, US Government has used millions of dollars to support and spread misinformation related to Lyme Disease and the Swedish Government has supported loss of custody of parents who have treated their children with prolonged use of antibiotics. She has also reported the harassment of medical professionals willing to help Lyme patients. Luche-Thayer has also investigated liaisons of WHO and vaccine producing companies to Lyme disease epidemic, but also influenced WHO to develop its International Classification of Diseases (ICD) with regard to Borreliosis.
Dr. Leona Gilbert
Dr. Leona Gilbert, Docent of Cell and Molecular Biology, is the CEO of Tezted Oy that has a mission to get the patient tested so that they can recover quicker. With the vast students and researchers mentored by her, she has led large research initiatives focused on directing research for the benefit of patients with better diagnostic platforms for Borreliosis and tick-borne diseases. This research led to the development of TICKPLEX-a completed diagnostic platform the identifies over 15 different tick-borne related disease all within a single test. Prior to this, only one disease pathogen was tested out of several different tick-borne disease infections. It is costly for the patient to be tested for many individual tests and if not tested the tick-borne disease infections can and will remained undetected. Due to TICKPLEX, diagnostics of tick-borne disease infections improved, patients receive faster access to healthcare, and can get a personalized treatment protocol so they can recover quicker. Dr. Leona Gilbert continues with Tezted Oy to bring patient driven research into reality so that their quality of life will improve.