Researchers at Stanford have now shown that Claritin, i.e. loratadine, kills Borrelia. Read more here.
Did you know that you get a FREE audio interview between Bryan Rosner and Connie Strasheim when you purchase Connie’s new book, Beyond Lyme Disease, directly from our website? The interview includes lots of cutting-edge new information, and discussion of Connie’s new book. The book is now one of our bestsellers as many Lyme sufferers realize that in order to get well, one must address more than just infections. Check it out today and read a free chapter on our website!
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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According to Scott Forsgren’s notes on the Deep Look Beyond Lyme conference which took place in 2011, Dr. Klinghardt says that Mimosa Pudica is 30 times stronger than the best pharmaceutical drug.
The problem has been getting the stuff. Various reports across the web indicate that some sources may be low-quality and cause side effects or sickness. The most reliable source, according to some, is Hopkinton Drug, a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts. However, due to high demand, this pharmacy had been out of stock for several months. Yesterday I spoke with someone at the pharmacy and I am pleased to report that the product is back in stock. Furthermore, it is available OTC (over the counter) at a price which is much lower than I’ve previously seen. You can contact Hopkinton Drug at (508) 435-4441 ext. 117 or ext. 118, or email them at email@example.com.
Related: Don’t miss Hopkinton Drug’s Top 3 Lyme Disease Formulations (PDF flyer).
There have been various studies done on this species of plant and its various effects, including studies on antimicrobial effects, and anti-anxiety effects. Please note, though, that this product is still experimental and that conclusive results about its usefulness and safety are still being evaluated by LLMDs.
Does the herb work? I’m in touch with one person who says they feel much better when taking it. However, I think it is too early to draw conclusions. I hope people report their results on this blog, so we can compile some user experiences.
If you use this product, please report your results here on this blog, so that others can learn from your experience. Also, please only use this product under the supervision of a licensed physician. For dosing information, please consult a physician who is experienced with using Mimosa Pudica. DISCLOSURE: Hopkington Drug is an advertising partner with BioMed Publishing Group, the publisher of this blog.
One of my blind spots in previous books has been the importance of co-infections. I’m curious to hear about your experiences treating Bartonella. Has Bartonella treatment allowed your Lyme infection to be more susceptible to antibiotics, as reported by ILADS guidelines? Which Bartonella treatments did you find most effective? Have you used the commonly recommended treatments which include, Cumanda, Rifampin, Clove, HH, etc? Did your Bartonella infection become resistant to said treatments? Have electromagnetic treatments helped you? I look forwad to reading your responses below in the comments section.
I found this to be very informative and encouraging:
The story highlights a few interesting facts, facts which I have also been honing in on. Most importantly, the coil machine isn’t sufficient to deal with Bartonella by itself… powerful drugs are often needed (such as bactrim + rifampin). I think this is an important concept. Yet, man who wrote the above story has a wife and daughter who don’t have bartonella and are doing well with just the coil machine.
Just wanted to share the link.
Recipes for Repair: A Lyme Disease Cookbook
Learn more about the Cookbook
Many people are aware of Dr. Ken Singleton’s excellent book, The Lyme Disease Solution. In that book, Dr. Singleton lays out a diet that he calls The Lyme Inflammation Diet. Dr. Singleton’s guidelines are recognized as the standard of care by many Lyme Doctors. Now, Dr. Singleton has teamed up with Gail and Laura Piazza to create a cookbook for people who wish to make meals based on the dietary principles found in The Lyme Inflammation Diet. (For more information on Lyme dietary guidelines, see Dr. McFadzean’s book, The Lyme Diet).
Buy the Cookbook ($24.95, 285 Pages)
About Connie’s book: PRAISE FROM OTHER LYME AUTHORS: “A wealth of valuable information, and an excellent resource … especially for patients looking for novel, non-toxic healing therapies to augment (or possibly replace) standard allopathic therapies … this book should be in the library of all Lyme patients.” -KENNETH SINGLETON, M.D., M.P.H. Author of “The Lyme Disease Solution” “One of the most important books on Lyme disease treatment published in the past decade-an essential resource for both clinicians and those suffering from Lyme.” -STEPHEN HARROD BUHNER Author of “Healing Lyme: Natural Healing and Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis And Its Coinfections” FROM THE PUBLISHER: If you traveled the country for appointments with thirteen Lyme-literate health care practitioners, you would discover many of the cutting-edge therapies used to combat chronic Lyme disease. You would also spend thousands of dollars on hotels, plane tickets, and medical appointment fees-not to mention the time that it would take to embark on such a journey. Even if you had the time and money to travel, would the physicians have enough time to answer all of your questions? Would you even know which questions to ask? In this long-awaited book, health care journalist Connie Strasheim has done all the work for you. She conducted intensive interviews with thirteen of the world’s most competent Lyme disease healers, asking them thoughtful, important questions, and then spent months compiling their information into organized, user-friendly chapters that contain the core principles upon which they base their medical treatment of chronic Lyme disease. The specific practitioners interviewed represent a variety of medical disciplines, including allopathic, naturopathic, complementary, chiropractic, homeopathic, and energy medicine. Two European physicians were also interviewed. PHYSICIANS INTERVIEWED: * Steven J. Harris, M.D., Redwood City, CA * Steven Bock, M.D., Rhinebeck, NY * Susan Marra, M.S., N.D., Seattle, WA * Ginger Savely, DNP, San Francisco, CA * W. Lee Cowden, M.D., M.D. (H), Panama City, Panama * Ingo D. E. Woitzel, M.D., Pforzheim, Germany * Ronald Whitmont, M.D., Rhinebeck, NY * Deborah Metzger, Ph.D., M.D., Los Altos, CA * Peter J. Muran, M.D., M.B.A., San Luis Obispo, CA * Nicola McFadzean, N.D., San Diego, CA * Marlene Kunold, HCP, Hamburg, Germany * Elizabeth Hesse-Sheehan, DC, CCN, Kirkland, WA * Jeffrey Morrison, M.D., New York, NY All aspects of treatment are covered, from anti-microbial remedies and immune system support, to hormonal restoration, detoxification, dietary and lifestyle choices. Furthermore, the book ponders patient and practitioner challenges of treating chronic Lyme disease, and offers helpful insights to the friends and families of those coping with chronic illness. Patients can use this book to get new treatment ideas and to educate their local physicians. Practitioners can use it to learn about and stay current on the latest therapies. Lyme disease treatment is complex and controversial, and this book puts the treatment information you need in the palm of your hand.
SYNOPSIS: A gripping tale of microbes, medicine & money, UNDER OUR SKIN exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most controversial and fastest growing epidemics of our time. Each year, thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, often told that their symptoms are “all in their head.” Following the stories of patients and physicians fighting for their lives and livelihoods, the film brings into focus a haunting picture of the health care system and a medical establishment all too willing to put profits ahead of patients.
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Scott Forsgren of Betterhealthguy.com published an excellent summary article of the Buhner protocol (from the book Healing Lyme). If you want to read about the protocol (including specific supplement instructions) but don’t want to read the book, check this out:
At the Lyme-Autism conference last week I had the opportunity to try a device which I was sure was a scam but now am a believer. Note: read this article with the knowledge that I have only used the device a few times and just a week ago, so no conclusive evidence as of yet. I felt compelled to write a review, however, so here is my review of the MRS 2000 Designo unit.
You can now watch Dr. Lee Cowden discuss Nutramedix products on video. There is a separate video for each product. Click the links below to watch the videos:
ALGAS METAL DETOX
AMANTILLA RELAX / SLEEP
BANDEROL MICROBIAL DEFENSE
BARBERRY MICROBIAL DEFENSE
CUMANDA MICROBIAL DEFENSE
ENULA MICROBIAL DEFENSE
EZOV EMOTIONAL BALANCE
Many people have asked why I believe in the Marshall Protocol. I’ve made a section in my book which answers this question free for public viewing for the first time. Feel free to read about my Marshall Protocol experience here:
To learn more about the book in which this section appears, visit http://www.defeatlyme.com, or add the book to your cart right now. You may also purchase just the Marshall Protocol chapter from the book, which contains the above section as well as other information on the Marshall Protocol:
Marshall Protocol Components
Correcting Vitamin D Levels
Reducing Exposure to Sunlight and Bright Lights
Avoiding Vitamin D Sources in Food and Supplements
Benicar Lowers Vitamin D Levels and Weakens the Bacteria
Antibiotics used in the Marshall Protocol
My experience with and commentary on the Modified Marshall Protocol
Trial and error vs. laboratory testing
Rife machines vs. the Marshall Protocol
A Final Word
Coffee is bad for you, right? Or at least, the caffeine is…….right? Not quite. In fact, this year, research has shown that coffee prevents parkinson’s disease, protects the liver, and boosts mental clarity. Furthermore, it is hypothesized that it isn’t just the caffeine in coffee that does this – decaf coffee has similar health effects. Some experts say that the coffee bean is the most nutritious and anti-oxidant packed food most americans eat on an average day.
I avoided coffee for years due to the stigma that it is “bad for me” but recently began drinking decaf coffee. On the last 10% of my Lyme recovery, I found that consuming decaf coffee has actually had tremendous benefit for me, and that is what inspired this blog post. I will probably avoid caffeinated coffee due to the potential health effects of caffeine, but if you are a Lyme sufferer who has been avoiding coffee, you might discuss with your doctor the possibility of giving some decaf coffee a try.
It has long been known that coffee enemas aid in detoxification. I don’t do enemas; or colonics; I simply can’t handle the thought of such procedures. However, perhaps drinking coffee has a similar detoxification effect? Having shoved massive quantities of antimicrobial herbs and drugs down my throat over the years, I can say with certainty that the effects of coffee (benefits) for me are not antimicrobial but are instead related to detoxification, especially of the liver. As a complement, I’m also beginning to take Milk thistle again starting today, perhaps my liver needs more help than I guessed it did.
In any case, maybe its time for us Lyme sufferers to give Coffee a second look!
But this is just my opinion. If you happen to be wondering how Lyme physicians are treating Lyme disease in their practices, now you can find out in our most recently published book, Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment. You can learn more here.
With the recent release of Dr. Nordquist’s book, The Stealth Killer: Is Oral Spirochetosis the Missing Link in the Dental and Heart Disease Labyrinth?, taking care of the mouth is a focus of discussion lately. Many Lyme sufferers have dental issues. Normal mouth care usually isn’t enough. I’m trying to compile a list of other approaches. Leave a comment on this post if you have any tips. I believe that brushing with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda (and maybe salt) is a good idea. Here are some other ideas I just got from an email:
“All health begins in the mouth, keeping down the CRP is important.
JAQ uses GSE (grapefruit seed extract) liquid under her toothpaste along
with peppermint oil (clenzology) and a homeopathic toothpaste (unicity)
for an amazingly clean mouth, no gum disease, and braces off last year,
cavity free at 14.”
Very important topic indeed
Many of you know of Scott Forsgren as a very informative writer for Public Health Alert and also the Editor and Founder of http://www.betterhealthguy.com. Scott is battling Lyme disease and is on the forefront of research and reporting for the patient community. He is often one of the first people to try new, exotic treatments and then report back with his results. This makes him highly valuable to the Lyme community as he explores new treatments and then paves the way for the rest of us. Currently, Scott is in Germany undergoing biophoton therapy. You can keep up with his Germany treatment on his new blog.
The topic of intravenous antibiotic therapy is quite controversial when it comes to treating Lyme disease. In this post I am sharing an excerpt from my recently published book, “The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments.” The post also has a diagram of antibiotics and their relative benefit in Lyme disease according to my research.
Mercury chelation is a complex topic. Most of what you read is wrong. In my opinion, there is only ONE mercury expert and he is Andy Cutler, Ph.D. Yes, my opinion only – many would disagree with me. Check out Andy’s work and decide for yourself…
Negative ions are known for their healing effect. In this post, I am going to share an excerpt from an excellent book, and also a video about negative ions. I was recently asked a question on YouTube about this topic so I am responding via this blog post. Here was the question:
Hi Brian. Thanks for the post. I too have felt a tremendous benefit from the negative ions and sunshine while being at the beach. As you seem to have a lot of experience with technology related to health, what are your thoughts on negative ion generators having a similar effect on the body? I’m speaking specifically about machines designed to emit a large amount of negative ions into the air, and aren’t just air purifiers that use negative ions to attract dust and pollutants.
Truth is I don’t know the answer, but in this post I will share what I do know and also, I will ask readers to share their experiences.