If you haven’t already, check out Dr. Horowitz’s new book, Why Can’t I Get Better:
When you order from us, you get a FREE downloadable interview between Bryan Rosner & Dr. Horowitz. Click above to learn more.
If you haven’t already, check out Dr. Horowitz’s new book, Why Can’t I Get Better:
When you order from us, you get a FREE downloadable interview between Bryan Rosner & Dr. Horowitz. Click above to learn more.
Dr. Horowitz, who has treated more than 10,000 Lyme disease patients and is regarded as one of the top LLMD’s in the world, has announced the title of his new book. The title was changed recently; prior, he had announced it as World Out of Balalnce. Now, it appears, based on a recent ILADS newsletter, that the title of his new book will be:
We expect the book to be available sometime in Summer, 2013. To get notified when it is published, click the above link, then click on, “get notified.”
This is a great, central source of free information on the very important Cowden Protocol:
I found the videos especially useful. Enjoy!
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Jim Meissner was actively involved in rife research for the last several years and I believe, made some significant contributions to our community. (NOTE: Please consult a doctor before experimenting with rife therapy. Jim Meissner was not a doctor).
This is to inform members of this list of the passing away of Jim Meissner at the age of 70 from cancer. He is a member of this group
(though hasn’t posted much for several years I believe). He was an inventor and sold a CS generator among other things. He first introduced me to silver which did in fact save my life, and I believe is still what is keeping me alive. The last several years of his life were largely spent focusing on people with lyme disease and its coinfections. He invented a number of rife-type devices which have profoundly benefited or even remitted a number of people with lyme-related illness. His forum on this topic will continue to be carried by others. He pursued alternative treatments, and got significant results, but it seems the diagnosis may have just come too late. 6 days before his passing, he willfully decided to stop the fight. He suffered no pain except the last 4 days of his life after ceasing the use of his rife-type devices.
Below is a copy of his local obituary:
Juergen “Jim” Paul Meissner
Juergen “Jim” Paul Meissner, 70, died Tuesday, December 20, 2011 of colon cancer at his residence in Afton. He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 grandchildren. He is survived by his loving partner, Carol Monroe; and by two children from his first marriage, a son, Thomas Meissner; a daughter, Suzanne Jacobs, and four grandchildren.
Born in Berlin, Germany, September 22, 1941, he was the son of the late Hellmuth Meissner and Edith Maria Strauch Meissner. At age 11, he migrated with his parents to Guelph, Ontario, then in 1956 to the United States. Prior to moving to Nelson Country in 1997, he lived in New Jerseyand Arizona. He was a graduate of the Pennington School for Boys (Pennington, NJ), and attended Phoenix College, (Phoenix, AZ), andArizona State University.
Jim accumulated all the tools and electrical gear he could. He put together a workshop in the basement of the family home when he was in his early teens, and added to it all his life. At age 16, he won first place in the New Jersey State Science Fair for designing and building a complete hi-fi system.
Jim always loved music. He acted and sang in professional theater, sang in the Bach Madrigal Society and the Phoenix Symphonic Choir, sang in the church choir and was in several musical plays. He was a member of the touring choirs of Phoenix College and Arizona State University. In 1960, he won the seldom-awarded Trudel Award for excellence in music.
While attending college, he earned money by repairing radios, televisions, and phonographs and building hi-fi systems and enclosures. He opened a recording studio, designing and building all the necessary electronic equipment. He later designed, patented and built stereo speakers that worked on a new principle that resulted in uniform sound regardless of placement.
After college, he was for many years employed as a consultant for companies in the aerospace, electronics and health-care industries. In addition to his consulting business, he purchased and for ten years managed a company that made transistors and capacitors. Among the companies he consulted for were Goodyear Aerospace Corp., North American Aviation, Arizona Electronics Standards Lab, Julie Research Laboratories, RFL Industries, and many more.
Jim’s unique understanding of how things worked, his incessant curiosity, and his skill in researching and experimenting led him to produce inventions in the fields of energy, health, and food production. Always interested in enhancing human performance, he developed ways to retrain the brain using electronics. One such device, which he called the Brain State Synchronizer, could be used to improve performance in sports and other activities. He was the holder of numerous patents.
Jim’s greatest joy in life was helping people. Perhaps the most important project of his later years was sharing the knowledge he had acquired through research into the causes and treatment of cancer, Lyme disease, and other ailments through personal contact and a health forum he ran on the internet. Since his own illness became known, he received hundreds of encouraging and grateful messages from people from all over the country, saying how much he had helped them.
Condolences can be sent to http://meissnerresearch.com/
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Hospice of thePiedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA22911, in appreciation of their support through the last months of his illness.
Maybe Lyme disease was around a long time before Plum Island. That is the position of National Geographic:
This is a fascinating story; perhaps Lyme-related infections have been pestering humanity for thousands of years, and may even be responsible for many of the health problems of our ancestors.
I like to share success stories. Here’s one man’s:
This man recommends people buy my book, Lyme Disease & Rife Machines, to learn more about this topic.
The new 2011 revised Rife Handbook is Now Available!
What’s new in the 2011 Edition? Here is a note from the author:
I am very excited to announce that a revised 2011 edition of The Rife Handbook is going to press in about two weeks. This new edition contains the same format and headings as the first hardcover edition. But careful editing, additions and revisions have brought you more pages and more information. You’ll find updated discoveries about Royal Rife’s original technology, as well as reports on advances in modern equipment. There are also two more appendices! One contains selected articles, published over the last several decades, on the use of electromagnetic fields, pulsed magnetic fields, and electrical current to treat disease and injuries. The other appendix is illustrated. It describes recently released lab studies of successful frequency experiments conducted on cell cultures, in the United States—experiments that actually bear Rife’s name!
There are three Rife Handbooks by the same author. Published 2001: paperback, 448 pages, The Rife Handbook of Frequency Healing. Published 2009: hardcover, 760 pages, The Rife Handbook of Frequency Therapy with a Holistic Health Primer. Published 2011: hardcover, 768 pages, The Rife Handbook of Frequency Therapy and Holistic Health. This 2011 version closely follows its recent predecessor with some important updates: discoveries about how Royal Rife’s resonance therapy worked, additional treatments for cancer, Royal Rife’s original frequencies (verified by his lab notes), and two new appendices (selected published clinical trials over the past 40 years on frequency therapies, and contemporary Rife research in the United States, with newly released photos). The science, explained to the satisfaction of practitioners and researchers, is nonetheless understandable to the layperson. Chapter 4, “Frequently Asked Questions About Rife Sessions and Equipment,” explains how to select a unit that’s right for you, who can safely use this technology, how to give a Rife session to yourself (or to family, friends and pets), and offers troubleshooting tips for optimal sessions. Chapter 5, the 204-page cross-referenced Frequency Directory, contains frequencies for cancer, Crohn’s and other digestive disorders, Lyme, HIV, Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological disorders, Mycoplasma, parasites, respiratory infections, retroviruses, healing and regeneration, frequencies for Candida (tested in a Romanian laboratory), and much more. Even those who don’t own a device will find this book full of useful info: the history of medicine, differences between allopathic and holistic approaches, how synthesized drugs suppress the body’s natural function, how the FDA and drug industry conceal negative drug test results, how double-blind studies are unscientific and unethical, drug-related causes of teen violence, dangers of vaccines, life cycles of a microbe (pleomorphism) why germs alone do not cause disease, and how emotional and mental states change DNA. One chapter is devoted to complementary therapies to use with Rife therapy, including ozone, bodywork, colloidal/ionic silver, sauna detox, color, light, and information on clean food. Two stunning photo sections depict Rife’s inventions and modern frequency devices (including lasers and LEDs). Also: extensive bibliography, index, and five appendices — including an updated Resource Appendix telling where to obtain the most reliable frequency devices. All over the world, people are successfully using this therapy for a wide range of health problems, often serious. Once you read this book, you’ll be able to as well.
Updated thoughts on the rabies vaccine. Discusses the history of medicine,
differences between allopathic and holistic approaches, how synthesized
drugs suppress the body’s natural function, how the FDA and drug industry
conceal negative drug test results, how double-blind studies are
unscientific and unethical, drug-related causes of teen violence, and the
dangers of various drugs and vaccines. Along with the history of Rife’s
life and inventions.
Updated information on how Royal Rife’s resonance therapy and original
equipment actually worked. The lawsuit against the Beam Rays Corporation.
Corrections of factual errors about some of Rife’s case studies. Newly
discovered interviews with some of Rife’s colleagues, including Ben
Hubbard. How John Marsh and John Crane were entrapped and subsequently
arrested. Rife’s dilemma on being unable to patent his equipment from a
legal standpoint. New photo of original Beam Rays Corporation equipment.
Addresses the life cycles of a microbe (pleomorphism), why germs alone do
not cause disease, and how emotional and mental states change DNA.
New information on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Colloidal Silver. This
chapter is devoted to complementary therapies to use with Rife therapy,
including ozone, bodywork, colloidal/ionic silver, sauna detox, color,
light, and information on clean food.
Additional FAQs about rife therapy and equipment. Updated information on how
modern frequency devices work, including a more in-depth explanation of
scalar waves. A more in-depth explanation of duty cycle. More information
about treating Lyme Disease. Expanded and greater in-depth explanation in
the additional section, “How To Give Yourself a Rife Session.” Explains how
to select a unit, who can safely use this therapy, how to give a Rife
session to yourself (or family, friends or pets), and tips for optimal
More listings of disease conditions to reflect our increasingly complex,
disease-ridden world, along with some new frequencies and complementary
treatment protocols for certain health problems, including Morgellons. More
information on cancer treatment protocols as well as more accurate
frequencies for treating cancer. Corrections on Rife’s original frequencies
(as verified by his lab notes). The 204-pages of this chapter offers
cross-referenced Frequency Directory lists frequencies for cancer, Crohn’s
and other digestive disorders, Lyme, HIV, Multiple Sclerosis and other
neurological disorders, Mycoplasma, parasites, respiratory infections,
retroviruses, healing/regeneration, Candida, much more.
A few minor changes made to historical data.
Appendix A (Resource Appendix).
Additional listings, including a unique new plant-based air purification
unit, personal care products, and frequency and other electromedical
devices. Updated information on the most reliable electromedical and
frequency devices, and where to obtain them.
Appendix C (Healing With Electromedicine and Sound Therapies).
Brief but important changes in explanations of how various therapies work,
including a reconfiguring of all diagrams.
An extra Appendix D.
“Selected Published Studies in Electromedicine,” featuring clinical studies
since 1968 published in respected medical journals from all over the world
on the use of frequencies, EM fields, microcurrent, and pulsed magnetic
fields to treat diseases and degenerative conditions (along with, in some
cases, which frequencies were used).
An extra Appendix E.
“Rife Research in the United States,” with newly released photos of human
leukemia cells disabled by the Bare-Rife device.
The following is reprinted with permission from Dr. James Schaller’s newest research. I also recommend Dr. Schaller’s Bartonella 2-book set.
JAMES SCHALLER, MD, MAR
The Bartonella Checklist
Increasing Suspicion of This Emerging Stealth Infection
1. Insomnia [If profound fatigue this might not apply].
2. Current anxiety that was not present at age ten.
3. Current anxiety or depression not present at twenty years old.
4. Knee-jerk emotional responses worse than past decades and worsening.
5. Unusual discomfort on the soles of your feet
6. A temperature under 98.3. A temperature under 99.0 if Lyme disease or Babesia is present
7. Puffy tissue on insole or any part of ankles
9. Depression that is not fully controlled. [Improvement of mood is not successful in depression treatment].
10. Gingivitis or bleeding during flossing
11. Anxiety is poorly controlled with average dosing
12. Depression is poorly controlled by reasonable medication trials
13. Sleep medicines work poorly at routine dosing
14. Rage worse with time
15. Irritability worse with time
16. IL-6 is very low
17. IL-1B is very low
18. TNF-a is in lower 10% of normal range
19. Any skin markings or growths greater than most people
20. Blood vessels or color on skin greater than most people
21. Impatience > in personality when compared to ten years ago. [in a child, any can be any irritability]
22. Cursing or hostile speech that is worse over time.
23. One or more medical problems with unclear cause(s) and “idiopathic.”
24. Red papules of any size.
25. Skin tags including ones removed by dermatologist or shaved off.
26. Unusual blood vessels of any kind including inside organs such as bladder or intestinal walls
27. Any skin finding in excess of 95% of most humans
28. Skin findings showing increased blood vessels of any size
29. Skin findings showing increased tissue formation that is increased over the flatness of surface skin.
30. Skin showing blood vessels that are too large or too many forthe location of the blood vessels, e.g., surface thigh and calf skin with very thick surface blood vessels. Or legs, upper arms or shoulders have explosions of many fine blood vessels.
31. Increased addictions that are more resistant to recovery than average.
32. Increased impulsivity in contrast to past years or past decades.
33. Burning skin sensations [this may have many causes].
34. Itching without a clear cause and which is hard to control and remove
35. Skin erosion without a clear cause such as a fire or chemical burn.
36. Minor cuts or scratches which heal slowly.
37. After a surgery, you heal very slowly.
38. You have two tick or flea infections with two positive tick or flea borne viruses, bacteria or protozoa. [Bartonella has >30 published species in public genetic databases and has more vectors than possibly any infection in the world. Therefore, the presence of other infections such as tick borne viruses, bacteria or protozoa, should raise suspicion.
39. Exposure to cats and dogs in excess of very incidental rare contact.
40. The patient’s mother is suspicious for Bartonella based on newer direct and indirect testing.
41. A sibling, father, spouse of child with any tick or flea-borne infection who shared a residence or vacation with proximity to brush.
42. Exposure to outdoor environments with brush, wild grasses, wild streams, golf courses or woods.
43. Outdoor expose in locations such as brush, wild grasses, wild streams or woods which happened without the use of DEET orwithout very high off- gassing essential oils on exposed skin areas.
44. The outdoor exposures such as brush, wild grasses, wild streams or woods which occurred without permethrin on shoes, socks and all clothing.
45. Clear exposure to lice, fleas or ticks. [Bartonella is carried by a huge number of carriers, but for now, the % that carry Bartonella is not known. Further, the capacity to detect all new species in the vectors or in humans infected, does not exist or is not routinely available in direct testing of all human infectious Bartonella organisms in both large or specialty labs].
46. Stretch marks in eccentric locations, e.g., arms, upper side under armpit, around armpit or on the back.
47. Stretch marks filled with red, pink, purple or dark blue color.
Certainty claims or criticism about Bartonella positions without reading at least parts of 1,000 articles is confusing. How this is this possible with new Bartonella findings and understandings each month? There are also new species genetically sequences to show uniqueness almost every month in public databases. In this spirit, this scale is meant to merely increase suspicion of Bartonella, which is a super stealth infection that takes perhaps fifty days to grow out on some bacteria growth plates, and floats in the blood as it lowers fevers. It also clearly suppresses some key immune system fighting chemicals. Cure claims are made without the use of indirect testing markedly documented in superior journals, but which are not used by immensely busy clinicians working full-time.
Dr. Schaller is the author of 29 books and 27 top journal articles. His publications address issues in at least twelve fields of medicine. He has the most recent textbooks on Bartonella, which was only recently discovered. He has published on Bartonella under the supervision of the former editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and his entries on multiple tick and flea borne infections, including Bartonella [along with Babesia and Lyme disease] were published in a respected infection textbook endorsed by the NIH Director of Infectious Disease. He has approximately six texts on tick and flea-borne infections based on his markedly unique full-time reading and study practice, which is not limited to either finite traditional or integrative progressive medicine. Since he has a medical license he has been able to sort through many truth claims by ordering lab testing. He does not follow truth claims without indirect testing laboratory proof. He has read full-time on these emerging problems for many years.
COPYRIGHTED 2011 JAMES SCHALLER, MD version 9.
This form cannot be altered if it is printed or posted in any mannerwithout written permission. Posting in a critical evaluation is forbidden. Printing to assist in diagnostic reflections is encouraged, as long as no line is redacted or altered including these final paragraphs.
A couple years ago, in a book I co-wrote on the Lyme-Autism connection, I cited studies that lyme disease can be transmitted via pregnancy. Well, the evidence continues to roll in.
Watch the video:
Very telling article on several antibiotics and their effectiveness against Lyme disease. A couple things I found interesting: first, tinidizole is highly effective against BOTH spirochete and cyst form, and also, tinidizole doesn’t seem to work much better at high doses, so perhaps lower dosing would be able to reduce side effects while providing the desired results. http://www.canlyme.com/Sapi_et_al_2011.pdf
I thought I would share the following email I got from a friend on CCSVI, a blood flow disorder to the brain that many people are finding relief after treating (people who suffer from a broad range of problems, including Lyme and MS). Another colleague noted, though, that results from the treatment of CCSVI appear to be short lived, so personally I don’t think the treatment is ready for prime time, yet. Anyway, very interesting discussion. If you want to learn more, here it is on Wikipedia:
Also, the below email conversation has some other useful info about hormone treatments and Shoemaker neurotoxin treatments.
Hey Bryan, I had the treatment in the beginning of Nov. last year and it was a real leap forward. My legs became much stronger, I started doing some light hiking almost every day, my balance improved(didn’t realize how wobbly i was), and I felt better mentally, including less mental fatigue. Also I was able to handle twice the antimicrobials as before. Unfortunately over the last few months all of those old symptoms returned again. I wish I knew why it happened. I heard a stat among MS patients that 43% suffer a restenosis within two years of the procedure. I was hoping that since I have mostly eliminated my infections(per muscle testing results) that maybe I wouldn’t have a relapse. Guess I was wrong. I’m considering having it done again sometime this year and hopefully it sticks, because I dont know if it’s good to have the veins stretched out too many times. There is also the option of stents but i’m not sure I want to go my whole life with stents in my neck either. Particularly because stents are designed for arteries, not veins, and so they dont tend to work as well.
I did recently experience some improvement from following some of Dr. Shoemakers stuff. Basically he’s discovered that many people with a biotoxin illness develop hypothalamic dysfunction. The hypothalamus produces two important hormones, VIP and MSH which control inflammation in the body. If the hypo has been damaged from something like lyme it cant produce enough of these hormones resulting in runaway inflammation in the body from sometimes just teeny amounts of toxin or infection. I jumped through all the appropriate hoops, got prescribed some VIP nasal spray from Dr. Klinghardt, and within fifteen minutes of my first spray i could feel new blood rushing into my head, my hands became warm, felt better, etc.. then I herxed for a few days, and since have been tolerating treatment better than before. Im still dealing with these frustrating cognitive issues, but adding VIP spray has moved me one step closer to wellness.
Now i’m following a biotoxin removal protocol by Patricia Kane Phd www.patriciakane.net which is focused on loading with high doses of Omega 6’s and 3’s at a 4:1 ratio and taking large doses of phosphatidylCholine for repairing and rebuilding cell membranes, as well as getting the cells to dump their accumulated toxins. I dont know if its going to make me feel better yet but these two weeks i’ve been on the protocol i’ve been releasing a ton of toxins. So that can only be good.
Never in my wildest imagination did I think there could be this many different pieces to our puzzle.
VIP stands for Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide. As far as I know only one pharmacy has it, Hopkinton Drug http://www.rxandhealth.com/ Here’s Shoemaker’s new website that he’s still building out http://www.survivingmold.com/ He speaks about almost everything in reference to mold, but you can replace the word Mold with Lyme because they’re both biotoxins that trigger the same inflammatory cascade. If you look at this link http://www.survivingmold.com/treatment/step-by-step you will see all the steps Shoemaker says need to be addressed before VIP is used. I dont think its very relevant to your case because you’re doing so well and most of your inflammatory biomarkers are probably in range. I guess if any of these biomarkers are far out of the ‘normal’ range the VIP wont work, and in some cases can even make you worse. The usual dose of the VIP is four sprays into the nose a day, alternating nostrils. Some people scale back on the dose over the course of a few months, some people go off it completely after a few months, and some people stay at the full dose. Basically use as needed. The only information about the VIP spray I have is that it’s strength is 500MCG/ML You know how different we all are but for some people in the mold community VIP spray has been a life saver. I suspect some of the veteran lyme patients have mostly eliminated their infections and are dealing with a dysfunctional hypothalamus that makes them feel like they have a raging lyme infection when really its a raging inflammatory response to a few lingering bugs and toxins.
Shoemaker also mentions MARCoNS(multiple antibiotic resistant coagulase negative staph) which is showing up in the sinuses of nearly all chronic biotoxin sufferers. That might be something worth looking into as well. Because of the sinuses proximity to the hypothalamus and pituitary a sinus staph constantly poisons those glands with biotoxins. Shoemaker uses a pharmaceutical called BEG nasal spray to eliminate it but many people develop an allergic reaction to it and so there’s a natural remedy that’s been a great alternative called Nasal Wash from www.supergoodstuff.com
Have you addressed parasites? When you say the infections seem to keep coming back it makes me wonder if they could be living inside some parasites. I know MMS is helpful against parasites, and there are many other parasite treatments available but Dr. Klinghardt believes that to properly eliminate parasites we need to go on some strong anti-parasitics like Alinia, Albendazol, Ivermectin, etc.. Klinghardt also recently said that he’s finding if he first treats for parasites the rest of the lyme treatment goes much more quickly. I guess Ivermectin can be obtained over the counter as a treatment for horses lol Might be helpful to know.
Dear Dr. Shippen – Let me be of assistance. I was on every combination of Lyme appropriate Antibiotics for over TEN YEARS. I had a catheter in my chest getting another series of Antibiotics for over FOUR YEARS. The saga of Lyme disease we all know is clearly an area of contentiousness. However, what I know with certitude is the treatment for most of these heretofore seemingly imponderable chronic conditions in light of emerging breakthroughs in genomics and molecular biology are outdated clinical approaches.
The only thing “dangerous” to me was staying on the dead end Lyme treatment options I was on. Thank God I was open and willing to try and LEARN a far superior approach. Thank God for the internet that has completely change the paradigm. Will more physicians get out of their orthodoxy and catch up to us patients?
PBS/NJN News shot a story about Lyme and the current testing and treatment right in my home. I was on the Front Page of Sunday “The Star Ledger” (the largest paper in the state), in addition to other major media appearances. I know the issue and every treatment option VERY WELL I assure you. Nothing I tried moved my clinical condition and serology even close to the what the MP so dramatically did!
My results are NOT anecdotal. There are websites (MarshallProtocol.com; CureMyTh1.com, and others) with powerful positive (in many cases miraculous) testimony from patients from all over the world. I ask respectfully that you and others please begin to listen – REALLY LISTEN and learn from highly informed patients.
To all in this discussion, I would add the following observations, not withstanding that some members have had some positive experiences with the MP, either under treatment or through significant experience in prescribing it, such as Greg Baney, who I respect in his efforts and search for answers. What those of us that question the elements of the MP object to is the combined elements of the MP without adequate scientific support.
Some facts about the Marshall Protocol (MP):
1. The MP has never been passed by a human experimental committee usually required before human trials are undertaken for new treatments (I have requested this information from several devotees and from Marshall himself and received no confirmation to date), nor has it undergone any controlled studies where various aspects of the protocol could be evaluated. Some patients may have benefitted, but for what reasons in the treatment – antibiotics? ARB effects? Vitamin D restriction? In any case, the treatment may take YEARS to see benefits and may require long periods of adverse (Herxheimer/immune dysregulation) reactions. Many patients cannot get through this initial phase or may never get through it. There is NO data on success/failure rates of those started on this unproven protocol. I have no doubt that some patients have been benefitted from treatment with the MP. My question would be how would they have done with antibiotics alone and would they have done better with additional vitamin D?
2. The MP has several aspects that have potential benefits and potential side effects:
a. Antibiotics used in low doses cyclically or chronically (possibly beneficial as has been demonstrated by Brown and others – possibly negative effects of dysbiosis and antibiotic resistance. The use of various antibiotics such as tetracyclines and plaquenil have been used effectively for year to induce remission in various autoimmune diseases for many years. Is this the major benefit from individuals treated with the MP? I have used this treatment for years with beneficial results that occur much more quickly than those reported by Marshall’s devotees. I have concluded that this aspect is the basis for the major benefits seen in most patients. Many post-lyme patients have seen clear benefits from cyclic, diverse antibiotics in various different “protocols.”
b. ARB with some documented anti-inflammatory effects (PPARgamma) – off label, untested at levels recommended – possibly may reduce inflammatory symptoms through several mechanisms, but potential adverse side effects at the recommended doses (as have been reported by some patients). Other ARBs, promoted by Richie Shoemaker, M. D. have better anti-inflammatory effects.
c. ARBs have not been demonstrated to have specific “activating” or “blocking” effects on VDR. An early publication, Marshall calls it a VDR blocker; another, Marshall calls it a VDR activator. There is NO specific evidence that it has specific VDR activities despite theoretical “modeling” published by Marshall showing potential ARB linkage to VDR structure with NO data on effects.
d. Restriction of all sources of vitamin D including sunlight exposure to the point of inducing overt well established severe deficiency of circulating levels of 25(OH)D3 – there are NO benefits ever demonstrated from this practice and clear adverse effects from sustained deficiency by all vitamin D experts published to date. There is no one other than Marshall’s group that have espoused this unproven theory. There are reports of exacerbation of symptoms in cases of Sarcoidosis with increases in vitamin D when increased 1,25D3 AND hypercalcemia are present. Interestingly, I know of NO patients that have been reported in published data of MP patients that demonstrate hypercalcemia, the hallmark of vitamin D toxicity. Many chronic infections have been shown to inhibit VDR activities that might reduce antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) that help the body fight off various infections. But vitamin D supplementation has been shown to increase AMP production, so why reduce it? Sunlight therapy has been reported for centuries to have specific healing benefits in patients with various chronic diseases, including TB, psoriasis, arthritis and autoimmune diseases and this treatment is available in the Dead Sea in Israel at the present time. This part of the MP doesn’t make common sense and my be detrimental as all studies of vitamin D deficiency have demonstrated. I have reviewed the bibliographies of many of the articles by Marshall and some of his devotees. The only source of published studies that would “support” the MP are articles written by devotees or Marshall himself in a circular bibliography fashion.
e. The discussion of various “steroid” endocrine receptor interactions with vitamin D as a “steroid” is endocrine nonsense. Most hormones have the ability to activate or interact with similar receptors, but the actual hormones have the most effective activities with their specific receptors. To suggest that vitamin D may in some way interfere with other “steroid” receptors is an unproven theory in search of data to support the theory. Most hormones require adequate other supportive hormones for best effects. Correcting demonstrated deficiencies of various hormones, in my experience, has beneficial effects in treatment of all patients (with the possible exception of hormone dependent cancers) and I know Dr. Blaney, who prescribes the MP supports endocrine evaluation and treatment.
Until the MP is subjected to controlled studies, it remains an unproven, (potentially dangerous?) approach to treatment of chronic diseases. Antibiotics may benefit some individuals with various chronic diseases, but the other aspects of the MP require validation before it should be promoted/supported on mmi.
Eugene Shippen, M. D. Private Practice, Shillington, PA
On Jun 20, 2011, at 2:58 PM, Harold Smith wrote:
Veny Musum and Dr. Bransfield.There are not any assumptionns but simply analytical summary of what the referenced web site details: anecdotal means one case, self reported means there is not an independent evaluator, chronic over years is evidence in the web site, and many treatments are utilized is evidenced in the web site and remitting relapsing is stated in parenthesis as my own experience of what the predominant number of chronic illness patients face. Having read extensively about hormones and vitamin D, studied and practiced very practical medicine for over 45 years, having read extensively about the Marshall Protocol, attended Dr. Marshall presentations in which the presentation built extensively and quite illuminating on the work of others in chronic stealth infections while terminating when the audience awaited details of the evidence supporting the MP theories, and the even more in depth critical reviews of its flaws, published about Vitamin D, treated extensively Vitamin D deficient chronic illness patients, etc. , I appreciate your offer to educate me. Please do so with studies outside the cited authors of the Marshall Protocol. From my point of view, go to CALDA web site and read the recent published LymeTimes article by Eugene Shippen MD and Harold Smith MD on Vitamin D in the 2010 publications. If you cannot access the article, I will regular mail you a copy. Although we are the authors, the references are to a multitude of other scientifically based physicians- not ourselves. I cannot find any studies on inducing vitamin D deficiency disease levels or hormone supplementation interfering with nuclear receptors in the immune system that support the confidence expressed in the “latest on the Marshall Protocol” beyond these authors. Scientific questions were presented to the MP and never answered. . There are components of the “latest” that are dangerous to patients- especiallly when an illness renders them desperate and more willing to gamble.. But I look forward to your contribution. When using MMI please include the details submitted in signature to enter MMI membership. I have included Dr. Shippen who may want to comment because I find the “latest” to have statements about hormone supplementation and hormone vitamin D that are generalizations and advice contradictedin the site’s referenced explanations about hormone supplementing This is very old ground for us and he may or may not find reasons to continue what has been a non dialogue before. Harold Smith MD private medical practice Bloomsburg PA
Dr. Smith – You are making a whole series of assumptions about both myself, the MP and the hard science it is grounded in. Are you interested in gaining a more complete understanding?
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Finally acadamia is honing in on the realities of Lyme. Here you can read an academic book by “The National Academic Press” for free in PDF or read online format. Entitled, Critical Needs and Gaps in Understanding Prevention, Amelioration, and Resolution of Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases: The Short-Term and Long-Term Outcomes: Workshop Report. See below link to read book.
A comment about the book from a forum member:
“Excellent book. Covers the political controversy, acknowledges Chronic Lyme and need for long term treatment, need for more awareness and study, and also has some patient stories of people some of us know although labeled “Patient A” (not sure how they got those, but pretty cool).”
LLMD who has treated 7,000 patients shares all….
Great info on antibiotics, hormones, general wisdom from an experienced LLMD
Richard Horowitz, MD, may be the Lyme practitioner with the most patients and most experience, presently. Thus, his announcement of a new book is big news, and the book is sure to be chock-full of amazing information. The book should be available sometime in 2011, from what I’ve heard. I don’t have any details yet, but you can sign up to be notified of the book’s publication here:
Also, this page will eventually contain more information on the book, so you may wish to check back every month or so: http://www.lymebook.com/world-out-of-balance-richard-horowitz
Dr. Horowitz refers to Lyme disease as MCIDS, or “multiple chronic infectious diseases syndrome.”
This is one of the original colloidal silver articles that established its scientific validity, written in 1978, before a lot of the current political suppression of this substance.
If you can’t penetrate the biofilm, then the bacteria remain protected from whatever treatment you may be doing. In the coming months I’m going to be writing more about this.
Its about time: a “mainstream” study of rife technology. Dr. Steven Phillips, M.D., of Connecticut (ILADS member) is recruiting volunteer participants for “a matched cohort study to assess for DNA damage, or the lack thereof, in patients using rife machines.” See Dr. Phillips’ flyer on the study for more information (the flyer has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the hospital he is working with for this study).
While I’ve long felt that rife therapy is among the most helpful modalities for Lyme patients (as I wrote in the book I published in 2004), there has been very little study on the benefits or harm of this treatment. Perhaps this will be the beginning of an open door for many more such studies in the future. Thanks, Dr. Phillips!
The 2009 Rife Handbook, which is revised and hardcover format, has been on sale for about a year now. Below, rife researcher and nutritionist Richard Loyd, Ph.D., provides his impression of the book. To learn more, read excerpts, or order the book, click here.
I have obtained a copy of Dr. Nenah Sylver’s 2009 The Rife Handbook of Frequency Therapy with a Holistic Health Primer.
This library-in-a-book is hard cover, has more than 700 pages and it weighs more than 5 pounds. Some of the chapters would easily qualify to be books in their own right. What follows is like a skipping a rock on a lake. It gives you only a surface look at what is a very large amount of material.
Chapter 1 covers the current medical care situation (as opposed to genuine “health care”), vaccines, injury to children by medical treatment and much more.
Chapter 2 shows how pathogens can change form depending on nutrition, toxins, electrical stressors and many other stressors. The research and inventions of Dr. Rife are discussed. The work of other recent researchers is described.
Chapter 3 contains a massive amount of material on water (how to provide good water and why it is important and how much to use), food (how to choose good food and dangers of certain foods), supplements, oxygen therapies, colloidal silver, cleanses, exercise, light and color, sauna therapy, structural correction and much more.
Chapter 4 covers how to do frequency sessions and when not to. Types of equipment are described including contact, radiant, laser, frequencies on CD and much more. There is an extensive sixty page FAQ section.
Chapter 5 is the 200 page frequency directory. There is background information and descriptions for the various conditions along with frequencies.
With all the wild and unsubstantiated claims running around the internet for just about every supplement available, it is a breath of fresh air to have an independent university study confirm the health effects of a popular Lyme supplement or supplements: in this case, Nutramedix Samento and Banderol.
The study was called “In Vitro Effectiveness of Samento and Banderol Herbal Extracts on the Different Morphological Forms of Borrelia Burgdorferi.” It was conducted by Akshita Datar, Navroop Kaur, Seema Patel, David F. Luecke, and Eva Sapi, PhD of the Lyme Disease Research Group, University of New Haven.
Disclosure: Nutramedix engages the services of BioMed Publishing Group for our “flyer insert advertising program” and several other advertising programs. However, BioMed Publishing Group was provided no incentive or compensation for this blog post.
Organizations like the Lyme Autism Foundation (with whom I co-authored a book in 2007) have known this for years, but now even mainstream colleges are reporting that diseases caused by insect bites can be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy.
My new video on shifting your paradigm when it comes to thinking about Lyme disease treatment:
I recently made a video on the connection between Lyme disease and mental illness, and I’ve posted that, along with an excerpt from The Lyme Autism Connection, here:
When I wrote my book entitled The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments, and included a chapter on magnesium deficiency (see the Table of Contents), some people questioned the veracity of my claim that magnesium deficiency is related to Lyme infection. Well, I’ll now share some evidence.
The date is 1997 and the place is Romania, at the Department of Clinical Immunology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy. It was seen that not one, but 3 patients had concurrent magnesium deficiency and Lyme disease, and that furthermore, the patients failed to respond to antibiotics unless magnesium deficiency was addressed first. I’ll let you read the article for yourself:
Excerpted Key Points:
In June 1997 we had under observation a 26‐year‐old man who came to the hospital for articular pain localized in both knees, cephalea, evening subfebrility starting 10 days before. During this time interval, the patient saw his family doctor who prescribed him oral anti‐inflammatory, antipyretic medication, as well as bed rest. As his general status did not improve, he was referred to the hospital with the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. At the objective examination, performed in the ambulatory service, he was pale, subfebrile, sweating, with discrete splenomegaly. History revealed acute endogenous uveitis, treated with retro bulbar injections with cortisone and atropine. Laboratory examinations showed moderate anemia (Hb ∓ 11.4 g\dl; Hct ∓ 34.4%) and leukocytosis of 9.9 K\ìL. A low serum magnesium concentration was also found ‐‐ 1.21 mEq\L (14.7 mg\L). We confirmed the presence of uveitis and arthritis and proposed the continuation of anti‐inflammatory therapy associated with antibiotherapy for 7 days. After another 10 days, the patient came again, complaining of flu‐like phenomena and having an erythematous area of approximately 6 cm on the anterior face of the thigh, with satellite inguinal adenopathy. The clinical and laboratory aspects were suggestive for Lyme disease (table I and II). Continued
Ok, so what does this have to do with Lyme disease? Nothing. I am experimenting with a new Works in Progress section of the website in order to test new book ideas. I injured my achilles tendon last year and found some incredible exercises to heal the problem; I am pretty excited about the success I had (after seeing several useless doctors) so am considering writing a small book on the topic. Before I do, however, I want to float the idea to an internet audience and see what they say. You can read what I have so far on the topic of healing achilles injuries with eccentric exercises.
My research is continually leading me to biofilms. I have a lot to say on this topic but until I get my thoughts more organized, I’ll just be sharing bits and pieces. Here is a great overview of the biofilm problem by Dr. Alan McDonald:
This is not word wrapped and pretty, but it’s my working hypothesis. Please contribute and or correct anything you deem correctible. Never mind the mispells, that will be dealt with. Just need your input? Forward on to friends or someone just learning they have an autistic child. I claim no intervention/idea/thought here is scientific, or tested or proven, but I do claim that this is what mothers gave me as their running hypothesis. Many researchers also helped me find some interesting tidbits.
THE PERFECT STORM
by KATHY BLANCO
A “perfect storm” is an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances will aggravate a situation drastically.
The situation of the state of our nations health is eroding rapidly. When we study a toxin, is it never studied in context of the numerous toxins
with it, and it’s synergistic effect? Just as we know that mecury and aluminum combine to make their neurotoxins more potent, so is the perfect storm
which gathers upon us, with every breath we take, every food we ingest, ever infection we get, and every faith and hope, that the “authorities” that regulate our
health and well being, are asleep at the switch. This article may take you down a rabbit hole, that you may not want to read.
We’ve put a sample chapter from Connie Strasheim’s new book online – access it for free!
Access as a web page: http://www.lymebook.com/steven-harris
Learn more about the book: http://www.lymebook.com/insights-lyme-treatment-strasheim-book
Every year, there is a new buzzword in the Lyme disease community. For a year or two, everyone focuses on the buzzword, and researchers and physicians are in a frenzy to find new treatments for the buzzword. Supplement companies go banannas making money on the buzzword.
In 2009, the buzzword is “biofilms.” I’m not exactly sure how much biofilms really have to do with Lyme disease, and how much of it is just “the word of the year buzz.” I’ll leave that to the experts to decide. But, one of the interesting factors when it comes to biofilms, and the reason I’m even writing about it, is that this buzzword may be a clue as to why rife machines may work to treat Lyme disease. (What is a rife machine?) Continued
Mar 23, 2009 Viral Genetics, Inc. a biotechnology company that discovers and develops immune-based therapies, announced it has successfully secured $75,000 in grant funding from the Turn The Corner Foundation for an upcoming Lyme disease study. Continued
Dr. Nordquist, an implant dentist practicing in So. California, recently published the book “The Stealth Killer: Is Oral Spirochetosis the Missing Link in the Dental and Heart Disease Labyrinth”. Now you can read about all of Dr. Nordquist’s latest discoveries, including watching his latest videos, on Dr. Nordquist’s Reserach Blog. Continued
I would like to take a poll: Of those reading this blog, how many of you have taken artemisinin for Babesia and related co-infections, and how many of you have herxed on it – and how badly? Furthermore, did it lead to any noticable improvement? Please reply by leaving a comment below…
In this document, various bacterial strains are discussed along with their origins and geographic prevalence. Note the presence of the bacteria in multiple continents, in countries such as Japan, China, Portugal, Slovenia, and more.
July 9, 2008- For immediate release and distribution. Vaccine Autoimmune Project Publication – 1 in 88 – Autism/ASD among Children of Military Families. By F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP and Raymond W. Gallup.
Nikola Tesla, a brilliant scientist who lived from 1856 to 1943, made numerous important inventions, one of which was the Tesla Coil. The Tesla Coil is important in science for many reasons. However, one of the Tesla Coil’s most important attributes – yet also one of the least discussed and known – is it’s health benefits.
Nikola Tesla himself was said to enjoy optimal health and a high energy level due to this machine. Can the machine have benefit in Lyme disease and other afflictions? That is the question we will examine in this video – not to mention that you will also get to see a great “fireworks show” on this 4th of July, 2008!
The Tesla Coil I demonstrate in this video is an SSTC-3.9 and was purchased from http://www.teslacoil.net.
DISCLAIMER: I make no claims as to any health benefits of the Tesla Coil, instead, I am simply presenting a hypothesis based on unofficial research.
Lida Mattman, Ph.D., is one of the most influential researchers in the history of modern medicine. Her 3rd Edition book, “Cell Wall Deficient Forms: Stealth Pathogens” is a must have book for all patients, researchers, and physicians in the Lyme disease commuinity and other fields of medicine.
This video was provided to me by a chiropractor who sees these spirochetes in the blood of his patients often. He says the trick to seeing the spirochetes is to let the blood sit out for a while. As the red blood cells die and the pH, temperature, and o2 content of the blood changes, the spirochetes venture out and can be seen with the microscope.