Stevia leaf continues to be studied for it’s anti-Lyme activity. Research is increasingly pointing to Stevia as a useful Lyme therapy.
But different brands of Stevia appear to vary substantially in how useful they are, so be careful which one you use. The below-linked study compared 5 different brands of Stevia, and found that the Nutramedix brand is the most effective (represented in the study as “Stevia A”). Very interesting study to read, if you have time, check it out.
It is also interesting to see that some brands do absolutely nothing; so be sure you don’t discount this treatment until you’ve tried one of the effective brands.
It’s been over 10 years since I wrote my first Lyme disease book. In 2014, I completed my last book, Freedom From Lyme Disease.
Now, in 2015, I’m reflecting on the final frontier in Lyme disease treatment. As it is very difficult to COMPLETELY eradicate the bacteria, we are faced with controlling the final symptoms after 99% of the bacteria are removed or under control.
As it turns out, the two areas with a very high degree of importance in this time frame are FOOD and INFLAMMATION.
During this final healing period, food reactions become much more pronounced. Food sensitivities – as well as inflammatory foods like sugar – have an exaggerated effect as the body is desperately attempting to maintain equilibrium (and now for the first time, can actually have a chance at doing so). Therefore, the goal in the last phase of healing should be strict control of the diet, eliminating most sugars and greatly limiting fruit, as well as trying to eliminate ALL food sensitivities including gluten, most grains, and other foods a person can be allergic to. This can literally be the make or break in the Lyme disease end game, as food reactions can throw a person into old Lyme symptoms while a clean diet can allow one to feel normal.
In contrast, early on in the recovery process, food reactions and sugar made things worse but the body was too overwhelmed to really notice, so the results of eating a good – or bad – diet didn’t really make much of a difference.
Remember, the key elements here are: avoid sugar (even fruit sugar) as much as possible, avoid carbohydrates as much as possible, and avoid all food sensitivities including gluten and other personal allergies.
The next area to consider, then, in the final phases of healing, is inflammation. Inflammation can remain at a low grade long after most bacteria are gone, and it can allow depression, anxiety, brain fog, fatigue, and other symptoms to persist. For inflammation, use the diet guidelines above but also consider herbs like curcumin, nettles, tart cherry, and others.
If you listen to your body and control your diet and inflammation, along with using the rotation protocol described in my books, you should be able to maintain a very low level of symptoms during the final phases of healing.
Many people have heard of “liposomal” supplements but wonder if they are hype, or for real. They are for real. Liposomal vitamin C has been shown to be absorbed up to 5x as effectively as any other type of vitamin c. Liposomal products are encapsulated in a fatty matrix which makes them much more fat-soluble and readily absorbed from the intestinal tract. One of my favorite liposomal vitamin c brands is Liv-On Laboratories Liposomal Vitamin C, which can be purchased from Amazon.com or iHerb.com.
Researched Nutritionals* also makes a liposomal glutathione product. Glutathione is the body’s “master antioxidant” and the liposomal form of this product gets the substance where you need it, faster, bypassing the process of digestion.
Recently, Hopkinton Drug* released a liposomal artemisinin product which appears to be highly promising. Hopkinton Drug is also one of the only suppliers in the country which, at the present time, has in stock the important anti-parasitic herb known as Mimosa Pudica and recommended by Dr. K. Remember: these antiparasite treatments aren’t just for helping deworm the gut, they also help break down biofilm throughout the body and can lead to dramatic symptom improvement. In fact, one well-known Lyme doctor has documented worm DNA in Lyme biofilms, indicating that the action of these antiparasitic herbs and drugs reaches far beyond the gut.
Hopkinton Drug’s Mimosa Pudica and Liposomal Artemisinin are over-the-counter and can be ordered by calling: (800) 439-4441.
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I’m not the first one to write about it, but Turmeric appears to be very useful for treating Lyme disease. Some ancient societies considered it the “herb of all herbs.”
In Lyme disease it has confirmed anti-inflammatory properties. In Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine it is considered a “cooling” herb, and can be used for inflammation which is a “heat” condition.
The following isn’t confirmed but is a hunch: I believe Turmeric may even have some cyst busting capabilities. Not because it attacks the bacteria, but instead, because it reduces inflammation and changes the bioterrain enough that the bacteria living throughout the body may be inclined to change bacterial form, especially into spirochete form (this is unconfirmed observation; I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments section below).
As a spice, turmeric is relatively non-toxic and affordable, so if you find yourself stagnating in your recovery process you probably don’t have much to lose in trying it, although, of course, don’t do so unless you have the permission of your doctor.
According to Marshall Protocol advocates, Turmeric is one of the substances which can reduce TNF-alpha, which is one of the reasons it is anti-inflammatory (reference).
For the same reaosn, turmeric may also be useful during herxheimer reactions. It may also help with whole-body inflammation that can occur after Lyme exasperations such as that occur after eating too much processed sugar. Again, please share your experiences below in order to confirm / deny these observations.
The brand I’ve used is Turmeric Force, made by New Chapter, which is a brand I’ve generally found to be good.
Hopefully this new information is helpful. Look forward to your comments.
Wouldn’t it be powerful if dozens, or hundreds, of Lyme sufferers could exchange information about which supplements are working for them, in real time? Here is your chance to share your favorite supplement – the one you took with breakfast this morning – and to learn about the supplements other Lyme sufferers are currently using. Just click here to visit our Facebook page, where you will find that the most recent poll question on the page focuses on this very question. Anyone, even those without facebook accounts, can read about all the supplements people are talking about. If you want to share your supplement(s), simply log in to your facebook account before visiting the page, and then click “like” on our facebook page, and then you will be able to share!
That’s right, folks. I (Bryan Rosner) signed up for my first multi-level marketing company EVER. I have never signed up before because I haven’t believed in the product enough until now. Here’s my story with EIRO. Learn more about Eiro here.
I would not have signed up for this unless I believed that the product was valuable and helpful. It has helped me personally and some people I have known.
I cannot talk about the specific medical benefits of the product – that would be “making medical claims” but I did put together a little video on my perspective on Eiro.
NOTE: Eiro also has an energy drink. The product I’ve used and benefited from is just the plain Eiro juice, not the energy product.
Mesosilver brand colloidal silver is the result of thousands of hours of research and development conducted at the Colloidal Science Laboratory, Inc.
(CSL) over a period of several years. Purest Colloids, Inc. is the exclusive worldwide producer of MesoSilver. The resulting product, with a particle surface area many times greater than other products of this type, provides more usable silver to the body. To better understand how to compare colloidal silver products, see How To Compare Colloidal Silver Products.
Many products are advertised as being colloidal silver, but in fact are mostly ionic silver solutions. A true silver colloid consists mostly of silver particles. Read What is Ionic Silver? to learn what other producers don’t want you know. Mesosilver has the highest percentage of it’s silver content in the form of sub-nanometer silver particles, not silver ions. To understand why the surface area of the silver particles is the key to colloidal effectiveness read Colloidal Silver Effectiveness.
What is the Active Ingredient in Mesosilver?
Mesosilver is 0.9999 pure silver sub-nanometer sized particles suspended in pure deionized water. This combination is called colloidal silver. The silver nanoparticles in Mesosilver typically measure 0.65 nanometers or less in diameter, which is slightly larger than twice the diameter of an atom of silver. Each silver nanoparticle consists of approximately 9 silver atoms. Because these silver particles are so small and the concentration of particles is high, the result is a silver colloid with a very high particle surface area. In the world of chemistry, surface area determines how effectively a substance will react with its environment. Silver particles arenon-toxic to humans.
The powerful combination of properties!
Mesosilver combines small particle size and high particle concentration, a powerful combination of properties, to produce a colloidal silver product that has the highest particle surface area of any colloidal silver product ever tested. The Comparison Table shows how the particle surface area of Mesosilver compares to other products.
Feeling Worse Before Feeling Better?
Some users experience a Herxheimer reaction when using colloidal silver.
Simply stated, it is a reaction that occurs when the body is detoxifying and the released toxins which can produce headaches, body ache, joint pain, sweating, general malaise, sore throat, nausea and/or flu-like symptoms. More details here…
You should not use this product if you are allergic to silver!
Allergic reactions to silver, while not unheard of, are uncommon. Someone having an allergic reaction to silver would not be able to handle a metallic silver object such as silver jewelry without causing an allergic reaction. Those who are uncertain if they are allergic to silver should apply a few drops to the back of the hand to see if an allergic reaction results. If you do not see a reaction within 30 minutes you can be fairly certain that you are not allergic to silver.
The dosage for Mesosilver is typically between one teaspoon (5mL) and one tablespoon (15mL) daily to help maintain health. One to four tablespoons taken 4 times per day may be taken to help fortify the immune system when needed. Actual dosage will vary based on individual needs.
A 500 mL bottle will provide a one month supply when used at a dosage of one tablespoon per day
Unlike most colloidal silver products, Mesosilver is a clear amber colored liquid, looking like dark iced tea. It is the very high concentration of Mesosilver particles, not size or contamination, that gives Mesosilver its distinctive coloration.
Previously, it was thought that such a dark color indicated the presence of large silver particles, which is the case for colloidal silver produced by methods other than the mesoprocess. The small size of the silver particles is confirmed by the use of a state-of-the-art scientific instrument designed specifically for measuring such small particles. Produced by Malvern Instruments, Ltd. of the United Kingdom, the High Performance Particle Sizer (HPPS) is capable of measuring colloidal particles down to 0.6 nm diameter. The particle size report from the Malvern HPPS indicates that the size of the silver particles in Mesosilver is 0.65 nm in diameter, or only slightly more than two times the diameter of a silver atom making these particles the smallest silver particles of any product on the market.
Once the bottle is opened the color of Mesosilver may change to gray depending on the atmospheric pollutants found in the air. This color change does not indicate a problem with the product and is not cause for concern. The effectiveness is not effected. The color change to gray is commonly found in large cities like Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, Denver, and in many cities in California.
In my book The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments, http://www.defeatlyme.com, I talk about Mangosteen as being one of the best supplements for Lyme disease for many reasons, including its powerful antibiotic charcteristics. However, I mention a product in the book, Xango, which I no longer believe is the best route to take. Here’s why. Continued
Ok, so I am going to talk a little about a topic everyone with Lyme has already heard a lot about – natural antibiotics for Lyme disease. Sure, pharmaceutical antibiotics have their use, but natural antibacterial substances present several important advantages:
Typically does not contribute to candida issues
May also target many other infectious bacteria/viruses/organisms
Not synthetic – no liver and kidney side effects (typically)
Many more advantages
Today we are looking at garlic specifically. Keep reading…