Lyme Literature and Film

The below list is a compilation of some pertinent popular culture in the Lyme disease community. All of these books and films explain the controversy of Lyme disease, share personal experience of struggle and recovery, as well as express hope for the future.

Under Our Skin is an Oscar semi-finalist that changed the landscape of the Lyme epidemic. This film takes an in-depth look at the science and expertly explains the politics of the disease, while also sharing personal stories of those whose lives have been affected and nearly destroyed.


Under Our Skin 2: Emergence takes a second look at scientific hypotheses, such as Lyme biofilms, first introduced in UNDER OUR SKIN, which have now become widely accepted. The film investigates the deepening Lyme disease crisis and follows its casualties and controversies as the Lyme epidemic explodes globally. Highlighting medical collusion and conflicts of interest of the healthcare systems meant to protect us brings full circle the advocacy done in the Lyme community.


Yolanda Hadid is well known for her work in modeling and television. Her book, Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease, explains how she was struck mysterious symptoms including brain fog, severe exhaustion, migraines and more. She shares inspiring lessons in the importance of having courage and hope, even in those moments when you think you can’t go on.


Chronic: The Hidden Cause of the Autoimmune Pandemic and How to Get Healthy Again is an eye-opening book that exposes the autoimmune crisis that is ravaging America and beyond. The book by Dr. Steven Phillips and Dana Parish reveals striking evidence that a broad range of microbes, including the Lyme bacteria, cause a variety of recurrent conditions and autoimmune diseases. The authors worked to expose the truth and outlines how the medical community has failed patients around the world.

Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic is the groundbreaking and award-winning investigation into Lyme disease. Author Pamela Weintraub, a scientific journalist, learned that her oldest son tested positive for Lyme disease. She thought she had an answer to the symptoms that had been plaguing her family for years but found out she was merely scratching the surface of the epidemic. Heralded as the most comprehensive book ever written about the past, present and future of Lyme disease, Cure Unknown sheds light on one of the biggest medical disputes raging today.