Dr. Cécile Jadin 

Early life 

Dr. Cécile Jadin is a greatly ambitious Belgian doctor who is mostly renouwn for her extraordinary work on tick borne diseases. She was the daughter of a Belgian Doctor, Dr. JB Jadin who himself had dedicated his life to understand the world of microorganism, particularly on tropical diseases. 


Cécile Jadin was not borne in Belgium, but in Burundi, where she lived for about 7 years. During that time, she naturally got introduced to the world of ilnesses and microorganism through her privileged learning experience with gorillas and chimpanzees.  Due to the frequent contact with the Chimpanzees, dr. Cécile Jadin learned a lot about their illnesses. During their time in Burundi, her father continued his research on tropical infections. Dr. JB Jadin's research with professor Paul Giroud on Tropical diseases, among others, included Rickettsial infections oberved in Central Africa, South Africa, the Near east and Europe. Dr. Cécile Jadin quickly got familiar with these germs when observing and listening to the findings of her father. 

At the age of 8 the Jadin family moved to Belgium, in the city of Antwerp. Cécile continued her secondary education at the Sacre Coeur de Jesus, and then chose to persue a career in medicine at the university of Louvain. After that, she continued her academic studies in surgery in the city of Namur under Dr E. Aubry, and in 1981 Cécile went to South Africa to complete a one year specialization and has lived there ever since. 

While working as a surgeon, and running her own general practice, Cécile came across many people suffering from a condition labeled as CFS, Yuppie Flu, ME, fibromyalgia and burn out. As their symptoms resembled her father's work, she followed his approach. Her understanding of the germs was based on over 100 years of research conducted by several people among which her father. 


At the end of 1987, one of her friends became unable to walk and was diagnosed as having CFS. For 4 years, Dr. Jadin suggested the diagnosis of Rickettsial Infection, and therefore the use of the Weil-Felix test, the only one then available in South Africa for diagnosis of Rickettsia. The test was performed several times but the results were negative. The friend developed an acute appendicitis that needed surgery. Afterwards, her serum was sent to Prof. JB Jadin in Belgium to test for Rickettsiae, and the result was positive. Dr. Jadin treated her with her treatment method and some time later her friend was riding her horse again. It was at this point that Dr. Jadin started to focus on the Rickettsial approach. This story was the first of many more that followed. Stories in which Dr. Cécile Jadin's methods have shown results no other doctor could previously achieve.

Cecile Jadin became an international speaker, invited to give lectures in Australia, Belgium, Padua, South Africa, Seattle, Germany, San Francisco, Paris and Bordeaux.

She opened clinics in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Pietermarisburg, Antwerp, Namur, Aalborg and Schloss Engers that were always well attended, and she continues to see patients in Belgium. She is also an active member of Ratnalink Working Group and Chronimed and is an international consultant on chronic infectious diseases and auto-immune conditions.

Her first book A Disease Called Fatigue encountered a big success and has been published in English, French and controversially in German*. Her second book, The Medical Chameleon, has also recently been published in French and English.

She has also created a very informative video illustrating how intra-cellular organisms affect the human body: Triggering Chronic Fatigue.


Other than her passion for medicine, Dr Jadin herself is the mother of three children and already a grandmother too. She likes to dedicates her free time to sculpting and painting. In the past Cécile also performed at a high competitive level in dressage (a discipline in horse riding) and was extremely passionate.

Professional life 

Interview with Dr. Cécile Jadin

interview avec docteur jadin sur le Lyme
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