this chapter, you will learn about…
- How cutting-edge technologies, such as BioResonance Scanning™, NeuroPhotonic Therapy™, NeuroCardial Synchronization™ and Hirrem Brainwave Optimization®, can help identify disease and restore the body
- The Perfect-7 Treatment and Detoxification Protocol™, a healing program that you can do from home
- Herbal remedies that enable the body to resolve microbial issues via their unique ingredients and energetic frequencies
- How to eliminate ammonia and other Lyme-related toxins from the body
- Other factors that cause disease besides microbes, and how to address these
- Why Hansa Center enjoys exceptional outcomes with its patients
How I Began Treating Lyme Disease
I became aware that Lyme disease possibly existed outside of the commonly recognized endemic areas of the United States in the mid1990s after a woman from Kansas and her two twin boys, all of whom had Lyme, came to my clinic. They had all been treated with a cursory round of doxycycline and were declared cured by their Kansas medical doctor. Yet they were still very symptomatic and getting new symptoms as time went on.
No Lyme-specific protocols had been developed at that time, and almost everyone in the world thought that Lyme disease only came from ticks from the New England area. Now it is widely recognized that virtually any biting insect can transmit Lyme spirochetes and that Lyme disease is a global pandemic.
I did everything that I could to help this woman and her boys to beat it, but none of my go-to remedies or immune system-boosting treatments that I had been using at the time worked. In hindsight, the available remedies on the market in the 1990s were quite limited and never stood a chance of working against such tough infections. So my patients did not respond to my treatments in the same way that I was used to seeing with other conditions, even though my testing and treatments were quite advanced for that time. I finally exhausted the few good-sounding natural remedies and supportive nutritional supplements that I had in my arsenal. Even my manual treatments did not hold.
I decided to stop using the typical over-the-counter natural remedies that were being used to treat Lyme at that time, such as cat’s claw extracts, colostrum, silver and thymus gland extracts. Instead, I went to the local woods and pastures, and used a technique that I had developed called BioResonance Scanning™ (more on this later) to find plants that would enhance the body’s ability to kill or learn to control the Borrelia spirochetes and other Lyme infections.
The molecular structure of atoms and how they combine to create the unique chemicals found in each plant vibrate at specific energetic frequencies. A plant may have dozens of different active chemicals, which each emit their own unique frequency and can be detected using BioResonance Scanning. In turn, the frequencies of the plant’s chemicals can be “matched” to those of specific problems in the body. This then allows for those problems to be effectively treated.
Because I am trained and certified in botanical medicine through the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy and have received advanced training in making botanical and homeopathic medicines in Eckwalden, Germany, I was able to create a frequency-matched formula from these plants that ended up healing the woman and her two sons. Since then, I have created many more and even better remedies to help Lyme patients, and all with the same goal: to enable the body to heal itself using the most eloquent and advanced science.
Now, after 20 years, the five doctors at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health have helped more than 10,000 Lyme patients using the innovative tests and treatments that I’ve developed. Our innovative and unique in-house testing and treatments were developed as a result of dealing with the toughest cases of Lyme, and I believe that we have one of the best track records in the world for treating Lyme. Our patient surveys show that about 90 percent of our patients report improvement within the first two weeks of receiving care at our clinic.
Treatment Philosophy and Approach
Just as there are many strains of microbes, so are there many “strains” of people; everyone is unique. The methods that we use at our clinic address each person’s uniqueness. No canned treatment protocol will do that. You are much more than just a label that a doctor gave you to describe your illness.
All illness is the result of a breakdown of every system in the body. It is never about just a bacterial, viral or mold infection, or any other
one single thing, because microbes cannot thrive and cause disease in an optimally healthy body. Microbes challenge all of us, but with ten times more bacteria than cells in our bodies, we are a living, eating, breathing microbial soup. This means that it is not the absence of microbes that creates health, but rather, restoring health at every level and teaching the body to do the work of bringing down the overpopulation of bugs.
It has been reported that 88 percent of all conventional medical treatments only address illness by suppressing symptoms, either through pharmaceutical drugs or invasive interventions. The philosophy of allopathic medicine is to treat pain with pain-relievers, allergies with antihistamines, infections with antibiotics, depression with antidepressants and so on. This approach, which only suppresses symptoms, does not address the causes of disease. The best outcomes that can be achieved with this philosophy are drug-dependence and symptom remission. Remission is just a temporary pause in the symptoms of an illness.
The world’s most astute and celebrated physicians cannot heal even the simplest paper cut, much less a complex illness such as Lyme disease. Only the body can heal the cut and self-restore optimum healthy microbial regulation. The ideal treatments work to facilitate the body’s ability to restore health to itself. This is the only long-term way to beat any infection. Allopathic (symptom-based) prescription medicines or allopathic-oriented natural remedies do not work synergistically with the body. They seek to “bomb” the bacteria or suppress a symptom, which are ineffective approaches. Anything that does not facilitate the body’s efforts to heal hinders those efforts.
Suppressive medications only create the illusion of health. While antibiotics might remove some of the microbes from the body, according to the research, they will only kill up to 85 percent of the target bacteria, leaving 15 percent now mutated and more resistant to treatment. The fact that antibiotics are a symptom-suppressing form of medicine is evidenced by the fact that if you take the medicine away
from the patient, all of their symptoms will return. Roughly 80 percent of Western pharmaceutical medicine simply enables you to die faster without feeling it, by only masking the symptoms, while the underlying problem continues unchecked.
The ideal doctor is not a specialist in diseases, but one who understands disease, yet specializes in restoring optimum health. At the Hansa Center for Optimal Health, my team of doctors practices advanced chiropractic medicine. They are trained in every type of pathology (or type of disease process) and are trained to understand every aspect of human physiology. All of the doctors have the same unique core training to assess and address everything that can interfere with the optimum structural and functional integrity of the body and mind. When there is true restoration of health, the patient does not need to continue doing treatments for years, chasing every infection, or taking medicines, supplements or remedies on an ongoing basis in order to continue feeling well.
We do not treat “named diseases.” That is what mainstream, conventional, drug-based medicine does. However, when we restore the person’s body, then these diseases often disappear. It all boils down to one’s treatment philosophy: do drugs create health, or is health achieved once the function of the human body is restored? We have chosen to restore optimal function to the body, and that philosophy has worked on almost every patient that we’ve treated over the past 20 years.
Optimum health is achieved when the body, mind and spirit can adapt instantly and correctly to any change/challenge from the internal and external environment. Once this is sustainably achieved, disease falls away.
At the Hansa Center, we restore the whole person by doing all of the following:
(Note: These concepts/tools are described in greater detail later in the chapter)
• Giving the body corrective information. This includes strategically targeted, frequency-matched remedies and bio-energetic treatments that are tailored to the body’s unique needs.
• Restoring the coherence, or communications, of the body and mind, as well as the transmission and reception of bio-information with NeuroPhotonic Therapy, NeuroCardial Synchronization and Brain Wave Optimization.
• Providing the building blocks that the body needs to restore optimal function and integrity
• Removing structural, chemical, stress-related and electromagnetic interferences to the normal structure and function of the body
• Eliminating inflammatory foods and replacing them with organic foods
• Replacing any “disease mentality” and negative thought and emotional patterns with sustained, powerful DNA-transforming thoughts and emotional patterns. Limbic system retraining is one tool that we use for this.
What Causes Disease
People with Lyme disease aren’t just sick from microbial infections, so treatments shouldn’t just aim to eliminate microbes, but should also enable the body to regulate microbial populations and their ability to cause disease.
Numerous other factors also lead to microbial illness by causing imbalances in the body. The following list is not exhaustive but includes some of the most important ones:
• Imbalanced body pH (Too acidic or too alkaline)
• Prolonged or acute exposure to weather extremes
• Acute and chronic low core body temperature, which causes an under-functioning of the organs and glands, a hardening of the tissues and a thickening of body fluids
• Stuck brainwaves that alter the brain’s regulation and every aspect of the body
• Cross-wiring of the limbic system. According to Anne Hopper, creator of Dynamic Neural Retraining, “cross wiring of ‘normal’ neuronal circuits in the brain can cause distorted unconscious reactions, sensory perceptions and protective responses. Over time, this pattern of distorted reaction becomes habitual and can result in a range of neurological, immunological and endocrine system abnormalities.” (Source: DNRSystem.com)
• Prolonged mental and emotional suppression
• Prolonged negative emotions
• Inherited predispositions to disease; genetic, epigenetic and SNP expression issues
• Overuse of antibiotics and/or steroids
• Imbalances caused by prescription medicines
• (Prior) suppression of fevers
• (Prior or current) vaccinations/immunizations
• Prolonged biomechanical stress. This involves imbalances in the muscular and skeletal areas of the body.
• Infection through autosuggestion, which is normally fueled by the news media, as the media tends to create fear of illness, which causes the body to create pro-infl
bio-chemicals that weaken its immune defenses and activate dormant microbes
• Dietary imbalances
• Tissue toxin overload from microbial and mold toxins, environmental toxins, dental toxins, etc.
• Poor eliminatory organ function (eg., of the colon, urinary tract, lungs and skin)
• Geopathic stress
• Insufficient sleep
• Excessive prolonged stress
• Spiritual distress
• Electromagnetic pollution
• Mental overexertion
• Depression/emotional imbalance
• Poor hygiene
• Lack of creative stimulation
• Loss of connection to the world
• Loss of direction and purpose
• Lost love and affection
It is beyond the scope of this chapter to share solutions for all of these issues, but I encourage you to consider each one and what you might do to remove their influence from your life. You can find articles and videos that describe solutions for some of these issues on my blog: DavidJernigan.blogspot.com as well as at the Hansa Center YouTube Channel: Youtube.com/user/HansaCenter, which contains our doctors’ lectures. In addition, my books Everyday Miracles by
God’s Design and Beating Lyme Disease contain a wealth of information on these topics.
Finally, I recommend the book Never Be Sick Again by chemist Raymond Francis. In it, Francis presents his theory of health and disease, which is that there is only one disease (malfunctioning cells), only two causes of disease (deficiency and toxicity) and six pathways to health and disease (nutrition and toxins, as well as psychological, physical, genetic and medical factors). Limitless You by Lee Gerdes is a great book that provides information on how to balance your brain with an innovative technology called Brain State Technologies® (which we use at the Hansa Center and will be described later).
The particular weaknesses and number of disease factors that you have determine the type of illness that you will be afflicted with and the areas of your body that will be most affected by Lyme infections. Sometimes, several of these factors are involved in creating illness, as well as in prolonging the time that it takes to heal from it. An effective treatment strategy must include therapies that will correct any and all of the factors that cause the body to be receptive to disease. You must balance all aspects of your life and the many issues of your body and mind before your symptoms will disappear. Even once you are healthy, Lyme and co-infections will likely always be detectible on sensitive tests, yet the disease will never return once and as long as your body stays in balance.
Healing with Technology that “Defrags” and “Reboots” the Body
The conventional medical community assumes that the human body has everything that it needs to deal with a world that is shrouded in an inescapable barrage of environmental contaminants, including man-made electromagnetic pollution, which comes from cell phones, computers, power lines and smart meters, as well as mutated superbugs, viruses and pharmaceutical drugs that corrupt the genes.
The reality is that our bodies are not born with software to deal with all of the pollutants of our modern age. A simple computer analogy can help us to understand what goes wrong. Anyone who has used a computer, especially a PC-type computer, knows that every website that you visit, every window, file or picture that you open, work on and/or delete, leaves behind fragments of computer code. These fragments of information slow down your computer and make it more corrupted and vulnerable to attacks from computer viruses and worms. Eventually you need to “defrag” the computer and install antivirus software to correct the way that the information is handled. Then, once restored, your computer flies!
If we truly want the body to heal, we must achieve these same things. We must “defrag” and “reboot” it so that it can run fast and efficiently like it was originally designed to do. This means addressing all of the accumulated damage and interferences in every system and tissue, while providing the body with all of the building blocks and information that it needs to heal. Only then can it truly heal and reach its maximum potential on all levels. At the Hansa Center, we use technology systems to accomplish this.
For instance, one system that we use is called HIRREM Brain Wave Optimization®, which enables the doctor to determine what is interfering with optimal function of the body, such as biochemical deficiencies, toxins, brain parasites and microbial infections. It also shows the doctor what new “software” the body needs to undo a lifetime of cumulative problems within it.
Once this is accomplished, BioResonance Scanning (BRS) helps the doctor determine what is needed to establish the proper flow of bio-energetic information throughout the body, and correct all of the environmental and genetic factors that interfere with its functioning.
NeuroPhotonic Therapy™ is a third healing innovation that we use that uses the guidance of BRS to help open up the blocked bio-photonic communication of the body so that information can flow at
the speed of light throughout it. This is important because research shows that the body regulates itself and microbes largely via light energy, or bio-photonic energy. To better understand the science behind this, I recommend reading a peer-reviewed journal article that I wrote and which is published on my website (HansaCenter.com) entitled, “Illuminated Physiology and the Medical Uses of Light.” It is also described in my book, Beating Lyme Disease.
Finally, NeuroCardial Synchronization™ (NCS) is a new technology that we use that plays high-definition acoustic (audio) recordings of the heart and its sounds to the brain via headphones. BioResonance Scanning is used in conjunction with NCS to detect disharmony (or a lack of communication or harmony between the heart and brain). For this, the brain listens to embedded discordant frequencies (bio-information) that come from the heart and then selectively amplifies those problem frequencies, which can then be detected and treated through BioResonance Scanning.
Once these frequencies are corrected, we use repeated phonocardiograms (recordings of the sounds and murmurs made by the heart using a machine called a phonocardiograph) to confirm that the heart’s function has been properly restored and that the communication between the brain and the heart has been synchronized.
Why does this matter? Well, just like a computer usually has two (dual) processors, so the heart and the brain are the dual “processors” of the body. Recent research has confirmed that up to 65 percent of the neurons in the heart are identical to the neurons in the brain. The heart is a brain in its own right. These two organs are now understood by researchers to be corrupted in Lyme disease and every other illness. Synchronizing the heart and brain can correct many of the issues affecting the heart, brain and body. For more information, see the Heart Math website: HeartMath.org.
In summary, these three technologies: HIRREM Brainwave Optimization, NeuroCardial Synchronization and NeuroPhotonic Therapy,
when combined, work to restore the optimum flow of bio-information throughout the body. They essentially defrag and reboot the body’s “dual processor” computer, which is the brain and the heart, and then, as a downstream effect, problem-solve and heal the dysfunction or problems in the rest of the body.
Of course, if BioResonance Scanning identifies potential nematode parasites in your brain that are carrying Borrelia spirochetes or round worms, which are commonly found in chronic neurological diseases, all of the defragging, rebooting, synchronizing and such will not eliminate the worms. The worms and every other issue and damaged tissue must be identified and addressed, and the tissue damage healed so that your freshly restored bio-computer, or body, stays in good condition. These problems are why healing from chronic Lyme disease requires so much more than simply killing bacteria and detoxing the body.
The Perfect-7 Treatment and Detox Protocol™
In addition to using the technologies that I just described, we have found that the only way to address the myriad of problems that people with Lyme disease have is to test and apply—from among thousands of botanical and other remedies that we have in our arsenal—those remedies and treatments that will work synergistically to restore the body’s function at its highest level. When the right remedies are chosen, they can enable the body to remove the bulk of the microbes associated with Lyme disease. We spend millions of dollars every year to ensure that our healthcare center has the best facilities, remedies and supplements, healing tools and therapies, along with the most trained staff and systems, to do this.
BioResonance Scanning can help determine with precision what botanical remedies your body needs to deal with the Borrelia and co-infections in the most targeted way. The formulas that I have developed are compounded to contain very specific frequencies that act like restorative software that everyone with Lyme disease needs.
Thousands of people have used the products recommended here, and many have reported seemingly permanent resolution of their symptoms. The products work synergistically when taken together and may not have the desired effect if taken individually.
Following, I describe a healing regimen that you can do from home with the aid of your local healthcare practitioner, which involves the use of these frequency-matched botanical remedies. It is called the Perfect-7 Treatment and Detoxification Protocol™. It can help you to get a jumpstart in your healing process, although I only recommend doing it if you are unable to come to Hansa Center, or as an adjunct to the treatments that you receive at the Center.
I have created this protocol because, throughout the years, many people have called our clinic for advice about things that they can do at home to heal. Often they cannot find a doctor in their area who is able to address all of their needs or whom they can afford. While no two people are exactly the same and, therefore, cannot be treated in exactly the same way, there are many things that I have found to be helpful for almost every Lyme sufferer. I include these things in the Perfect-7 protocol.
Bear in mind: these are just my recommendations, not a prescription and, as the classic FDA disclaimer states, “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.” Indeed, the products I mention here do not treat disease, but instead work to provide the body with the ability to effectively heal itself.
As a side note, I encourage you to not fall into the trap of taking fistfuls of every nutritional supplement out there that seems beneficial. Many people whom I have helped had been taking 60–70 different natural and pharmaceutical products that had been given to them by celebrated “natural physicians” before they came to Hansa Center. The collection of remedies that you take should be streamlined to function in synergy with one another. In the end, your body has to
do the work, and I have to wonder if these people’s bodies could talk, would they be saying, “You want me to do what with all of this?”
It is not necessary to take a different remedy for each and every problem that you or your doctor finds if your doctor knows how to use BioResonance Scanning or another form of advanced energetic testing. This is because this type of testing identifies a tailored selection of remedies that the body can most efficiently use to do everything that is needed.
The goal in healing should not be to take supplements for the rest of your life to treat or suppress symptoms, but instead to provide your body with whatever will facilitate its innate ability to completely heal. It should not take years for you to start feeling significantly better. If you are truly correcting the bottom-line problems with any supplement, eventually the problems will be corrected, and you will no longer need the assistance of that supplement.
If after three months, you are not noticing any improvement in your symptoms on the Perfect-7 protocol, I suggest trying one of the other protocols in this book, or consider finding a clinic, such as ours, that can help you to figure out what you need. You may not have a problem that a pill, intravenous vitamin therapy or diet can correct.
Secondly, you must know in your heart that God designed the human body to heal itself of virtually any illness. I have seen people miraculously recover from seemingly permanent damage to their bodies. Several years ago, we treated a lady from Alaska who had not had the use of her entire right leg and foot for over a year due to Lyme disease. Within ten seconds of treating her with a specific technique that we do at the Hansa Center called Magnetic Resonance Bio-Oxidative Therapy, she was able to lift her knee up to her chest, walk on her toes and heels, and climb stairs! She and her husband were amazed and ecstatic, as was I. She has not needed further treatment for that specific problem ever since. This was achieved by restoring her body’s normal
crystalline matrix, which is involved in nerve conduction and muscle control.
When the body has the specific information and building blocks that it needs, it can heal itself. Don’t just take “a little bit of everything” from the health food store. Find a doctor who can determine what your body specifically needs. In the Alaskan lady’s case, it was not a nutritional supplement that her body needed to restore the normal function of her leg, but rather, Magnetic Resonance therapy.
Do not expect that the Lyme microbes and your symptoms will miraculously go away within a week or month of doing the Perfect-7 protocol (although we often do get reports of that happening!), and don’t let the absence of any immediate apparent benefit disappoint you. It took your body a long time to get into this condition, and it may take months to years of you doing the right things for your quality of life to be restored. Just because you feel good or bad during your journey does not mean that you should stop doing the right things.
Notice that this is not called the “Perfect-7 LYME Treatment and Detoxification Protocol.” This is because we are treating people, not bacteria. We are treating a completely integrated organism called a human, not pieces and parts of a body; we are restoring optimum coherence of the body, mind and spirit, not the numbers on a blood test.
Step-by-Step: The Perfect-7 Treatment and Detox Protocol
1. Restore the body’s regulation of microbes
The goal of this protocol isn’t to eliminate every Lyme microbe, which isn’t possible, even with prescription antibiotics, but to help your body naturally and dramatically reduce its burden
of microbes and render them harmless to the body. We do this with Jernigan
Nutraceuticals’™ Borrelogen™, Lymogen™ and/or Microbojen™ products. (You’ll find more information on these products and how to take them later.)
The Jernigan Nutraceuticals products are what I call “frequency-matched” formulas. Frequency-matching is a term that represents the use of sensitive testing, such as BioResonance Scanning, to identify the specific energetic frequency of the invading bacteria or other problem in the body, and then matching that frequency to the corresponding botanical or remedy that enables the body to correct or regulate that problem.
The remedies are akin to software that, once installed in your body, will rewrite your body’s “program” so that it can prevent the microbes from growing out of control and causing disease.
2. Break up bacterial biofilms and inflammation
Step two of the Perfect-7 protocol involves breaking up biofilms and infl Biofilms are polysaccharide matrix “cocoons” of sorts that microbes create and cloak themselves with to hide from the immune system. An eff Lyme strategy involves breaking up biofilms so that the immune system can more easily access the microbes.
This can be accomplished with a product called TPP Protease® (by Transformation Enzymes), which is a systemic proteolytic enzyme that is used to break up fibrin and reduce hypercoagulation (thick blood) and inflammation. The recommended dosage is two to three capsules, three times daily, on an empty stomach. (An empty stomach means at least 45 minutes before eating and at least one hour after eating, to ensure that all of the proteolytic enzymes get absorbed into the body.)
3. Detoxify Lyme-specific neurotoxins and environmental toxins
It is essential to remove chemical and other toxins that have accumulated in your body from the environment. At the end of this section, I share some fantastic detoxification therapies that you can do from home, in step-by-step detail.
4. Protect the bio-energetic fields of the body against harmful electromagnetic pollution and geopathic stress
The third step of the protocol involves mitigating and protecting your body against electromagnetic pollution. This pollution comes from cell phones, electrical appliances and other sources, as well as from geopathic stress, the latter of which is caused by geological features within the earth that disrupt the body’s energy field.
To mitigate electromagnetic pollution, I recommend using SafeSpace™ Home Harmonizers and cell phone/computer chips that utilize a technology that “re-patterns” harmful EMFs in the environment so that they get neutralized. To learn more about this technology and to purchase products, see: SafeSpaceProtection.com.
5. Address all structural interferences within the body to optimize integrity
Your doctor of chiropractic medicine and/or local natural health practitioner can help you in this area. Correcting neurological and temperature problems in the body is also important.
6. Align your lifestyle to optimize your health
This very important step of the Perfect-7 protocol involves coming up with healthy ways to redesign your life to promote greater integrity and wellbeing.
I recommend watching the videos on Hansa Center’s You Tube channel: YouTube.com/user/HansaCenter and reading the articles on the Hansa Center website: HansaCenter.com for more information about how to do this.
7. Identify and address all emotional triggers that may be causing, contributing to or compounding symptoms
It is important to do this as a final step to healing because emotional conflicts and their triggers may cause, perpetuate or reactivate symptoms. I recommend the HIRREM Brainwave Optimization program and limbic system retraining, using a program such as Dynamic Neural Retraining, as well as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), counseling, inner healing ministry/prayer and forgiveness work for this purpose. For more information on DNR and EFT, see: DNRSystem.com and
Do-It-Yourself Detoxification Therapies
Dry Skin Brushing
This involves taking a dry, stiff-bristled brush and brushing your skin in long, upward strokes toward the direction of your heart to stimulate the flow of stagnant lymph throughout your body. This is important because lymph carries nutrients to the cells, shuttles waste from the cells to the eliminatory organs for excretion by the body and
enables treatments to more easily reach the cells. Dry skin brushing should be done daily for optimal benefit.
Infrared Sauna Therapy
I recommend doing sauna therapy for 30–45 minutes, 3–6 times per week. Virtually no other device can “sour the milk” and shift the internal environment of your body faster than a sauna.
It is important to use a high-quality sauna for this purpose. Buying the cheapest brand on the market is dangerous, because many use outdated infrared emitters with dubious wavelengths, are made with plastics that can make you sick and which emit harmful electromagnetic pollution.
My favorite saunas are those made by Sunlighten™. They come in various sizes and price ranges and incorporate not just far-infrared wavelengths, but also nearand mid-infrared frequencies, all of which confer unique benefits to the body. They are made with only the highest-quality, state-of-the-art infrared emitters, and materials that don’t outgas toxins or harmful electromagnetic frequencies. They also come pre-programmed with seven different programs that promote cardiovascular health, detoxification, pain relief, relaxation, weight loss and skin health.
These broad-spectrum infrared saunas are not just about causing you to perspire, like the old steam or dry saunas. The broad-spectrum wavelengths of the Sunlighten saunas deeply penetrate the body to enable it to deal with many different problems deep within it. Doing sauna therapy before you take your supplements can help your body to better distribute the supplements and allow them to penetrate deeper into the tissues where the bugs live.
(Note: The following excerpts in the rest of this section are taken from Dr. Jernigan’s book Beating Lyme Disease: Living the Good Life in Spite of Lyme, 2nd Edition)
Hydrogen Peroxide/Epsom Salt Detox Baths
This is one of my absolute favorite bath therapies. It is the first thing we do for our own family whenever we feel we are developing a cold or illness. Not only does it detoxify the body and relieve pain, but it also seems to stop many infections quickly and help your body to regain balance. It has been shown in medical studies to relieve pain that does not respond to narcotic medicines.
For the bath, you will need:
• 4–6 cups Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate)
• 32–64 fluid ounces of hydrogen peroxide (3%, as found in grocery stores)
• 2–4 Tbsp. of ginger (preferably fresh-grated and wrapped in a thin piece of cloth or a tea ball. An old piece of nylon hose also works well).
This and all bath therapies work best if you first dry brush the skin on your entire body. This removes any dead skin that may otherwise block the absorption of energy and nutrients. It also stimulates the blood and lymph fluids to rise to the skin to accept the healing effects of the bath.
Instructions for the bath are as follows:
• Fill your tub with warm water. Add the ingredients.
• Soak for at least 20 minutes. The beneficial effects of this bath are cumulative and increase in effectiveness the more that you use them.
• Do for at least seven consecutive days or as recommended by your doctor. Continue to use daily, or as needed.
• Do not use if you are pregnant.
What the bath ingredients do:
First, hydrogen peroxide is a simple, nontoxic molecule of H2O2 that is beneficial in oxidizing (breaking down) toxins as well as killing anaerobic microbes. It also detoxifies pesticides and petroleum-based toxins, and oxidizes metals. It is naturally produced by macrophages in the body to kill harmful bacteria. Most harmful bacteria are anaerobic and cannot survive in the presence of oxygen or hydrogen peroxide. Cancer cells are also often very sensitive to oxygen and cannot survive in oxygen-rich environments.
Secondly, Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) help to stabilize hydrogen peroxide so that its ultimate breakdown into water and free oxygen is more gradual and beneficial to the body. Recent research has shown that when you soak in a bath of magnesium sulfate, both magnesium and sulfate increase measurably in your blood and urine. The Epsom Salt Council reports the following about the benefits of magnesium in Epsom salt baths:
“Magnesium, a major component of Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate), is the second-most abundant element in human cells and the fourth-most important positively charged ion in the body. Magnesium also helps to regulate the activity of more than 325 enzymes and performs a vital role in orchestrating many bodily functions, from muscle control and electrical impulses to energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins.”
In addition, raising magnesium levels may do all of the following:
• Improve heart and circulatory health, which in turn reduces irregular heartbeats and blood clots, prevents hardening of the arteries and lowers blood pressure
• Improve the body’s ability to use insulin, thereby reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes
• Flush toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances
• Improve nerve function by regulating electrolytes. Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood.
• Relieve stress. Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of wellbeing and relaxation.
The “sulfate” part of Epsom salt confers its own unique benefits to the body. The form of sulfate used in Epsom salts must not be confused with “sulfa” drugs, to which some people are allergic. People who are allergic to sulfa drugs will not react to the sulfate in Epsom salt. The benefits of sulfate are summarized by Dr. Rosemary Waring of the School of Biosciences in Birmingham, England:
• Oral sulfate supplements cannot be easily absorbed across the gut walls; therefore, by soaking in this bath, sulfate can be more efficiently supplemented.
• Sulfate is essential for many biological processes, including the formation of proteins in joints. Decreased sulfate levels are common in the plasma and joint synovial fluids in cases of arthritis. Sulfate is also low in people with irritable bowel syndrome.
• Sulfate is necessary for sulfation, which is a major pathway in the body used for detoxifying drugs and endogenous toxins from within the body or exogenous (environmental) toxins.
• Sulfate is necessary for the repair and formation of brain tissue. Reduced levels of sulfate can lead to faulty neurological connections and subsequent dysfunction.
• Sulfate is needed for the proper digestion and utilization of digestive enzymes.
• Sulfate is essential for the production of mucin, a protein that lines the intestines. Mucin stops food and drugs from sticking to the lining of the intestines. It also blocks the transport of toxins from the gut into the bloodstream.
Finally, ginger opens up the pores of the skin and increases blood flow at the surface of the skin so that the oxygen from the hydrogen peroxide can do its work of detoxifying poisons, and killing bacteria and fungi. The pores open wider so that the magnesium sulfate can be more readily absorbed. Ginger is invigorating and can stimulate perspiration for the elimination of toxins.
Dr. Jernigan’s Mustard Foot Bath™
(Excerpt taken from Beating Lyme Disease: Living the Good Life in Spite of Lyme)
I developed this product after years of raiding the spice cabinet in my own kitchen for footbath ingredients. Not only are kitchen spice bottles expensive, but they are generally small and of questionable therapeutic potency. For all of these reasons and for consistency of action, I decided to have my own recipe bottled. I will also give the recipe to those of you who would rather get started using your own spices. This is not recommended for use in a full-body bath, because the cayenne pepper will get into places where you definitely don’t want it!
Whisk or stir the following into warm (not hot) water to cover just above the ankles:
• 1 Tbsp. dry mustard seed powder
• 1 tsp. cayenne pepper powder (Ideally, use 90,000 heat units)
• 1⁄2 tsp. dry ginger powder
• 1⁄2 tsp. dry rosemary powder
This foot soak is used for relief from general aches and pains, toxic headaches, and overall toxic conditions. It also seems to increase blood and lymph circulation, as well as promote an overall sense of wellbeing. To get further results out of your mustard bath, you may either also soak your hands only, or soak your hands immediately after completing the footbath using the same water.
Sit in a comfortable chair and soak your feet for 20–30 minutes in this mixture. If you are following the bath up with a mustard hand soak, rinse off and dry your feet before placing your hands in the footbath water for another 20–30 minutes. You may do this 2–3 times per day if desired, for weeks to months, and indefinitely during periods of intense toxicity and pain.
I recommend doing this on the one day of the week that you aren’t taking supplements of any kind. This will help your body to regenerate and replenish its energy because detoxifying is a strain on it.
As its name implies, this bath can be very healing, especially for people with low vitality, low body temperature and low reactivity. It is indicated for individuals who have poor, slow or no response to appropriately applied healing eff Often, so much eff is given to detoxification that the body becomes strained and tired from being constantly challenged. You should use this bath at least once a week to assist your body in recuperating from this strain. Once again, this formulation is available as a product that I developed for the sake of convenience, but if you want to assemble it yourself, the recipe is below.
You will need:
• 1 quart to a half-gallon of raw goat milk (If raw milk is not available, pasteurized goat milk from the health food store is acceptable)
• 1 cup of sea salt (preferably sun-evaporated)
• 1 cup of Sucanat or turbinado sugar (raw cane sugar available from health food stores). Optional: Replace with 1 cup of Ningxia RedTM wolfberry juice from Young Living
• 1–2 egg yolks, beaten
• 1 lemon
• 3 Tbsp. Equisetum (horsetail) herb powder
* Optional: Sip an 8-oz. glass of water mixed with 1–2 ounces of Ningxia Red wolfberry juice while soaking in the bath. Wolfberry stimulates the anabolic metabolism (the building up of the tissues) and helps strengthen the body in times of exhaustion, convalescence and weakness. It is very beneficial, either diluted or undiluted, for infants who fail to thrive. Ningxia Red wolfberry juice is the most concentrated form of wolfberry on the market. It has more different types of live enzymes than can be named, as well as many regenerative and strengthening properties. It is likely one of the top three most powerful antioxidants in the world and it slows the effects of cellular and tissue aging. It is consumed daily by the longest-lived people in the world in the Ningxia region of China.
*Note: Bathing by candlelight can add to the soothing, balancing and strengthening effects of this bath.
• This and all bath therapies work best when you first dry skin brush your entire body. This removes any dead
skin that may otherwise block the absorption of energy and nutrients from the bath and stimulates the blood and lymph fluids to rise to the surface of the skin to accept the bath.
• In a warm bath, add and whisk in the above ingredients; use extra ingredients if the tub is larger than standard size.
• Score the skin of the lemon while holding it under the bath water, to better release the oils, and then cut the lemon into quarters and squeeze out the juice, leaving the lemon quarters in the water.
• Soak for at least 20 minutes.
• Do not rinse off your body; simply towel dry (use no soap or shampoo).
This bath can be used anytime but is most beneficial before bedtime because sleep is when the body focuses on healing, regenerating, and recuperating.
A good way to preserve the benefits of the bath after drying off is to apply Solum Uliginosum Oil (from the WALA company of Germany) all over your body. The peat and other ingredients in this phenomenal oil create a shield of sorts to protect your body from adverse electromagnetic and geopathic stress, thus enabling you to preserve and retain the healing energy of the bath.
It is a good idea for people with low vitality to do this bath just before going to bed, but it may be equally beneficial to do in the morning, as well. Equisetum herb (Horsetail) contains about 29 percent nanoparticle silica. Silica in its purest form is quartz. The entire body is permeated by silica, but it is found in higher quantities in the sensory organs, skin and connective tissue. Silica helps to guide the healing eff of the nutritive bath across the skin and
into the body. It then directs these healing forces to where they are needed in the body. It brings light and warmth to the tissues and, indeed, into the entire being. The nanoparticle silica of Equisetum has a healing eff primarily on the vitality-regulating mechanisms of the kidneys.
Master Longevity Cleanse
There are few, if any, other total body cleanses that will do you greater good than this cleanse. I developed this cleanse protocol after years of using a modified version of a classic lemon juice, cayenne pepper and Grade-B maple syrup recipe. This new cleanse still utilizes lemon juice, cayenne pepper and Grade-B maple syrup but also incorporates Chinese wolfberry juice concentrate into it.
It is a good idea to do this cleanse for 7–21 days (and a maximum of 40 days), during which time you should consume no other food. Don’t be afraid to do this cleanse. The first three to five days are the hardest for most people, due to lifelong habits and emotional ties to eating. Yet the cleanse will help you in innumerable ways and will be well worth the effort. This cleanse could be considered a fast and is also a prime time for practicing meditation and prayer. You will be rewarded with a cleansing of your body, mind and spirit.
You will need (per day):
• 1 gallon distilled water
• 6 ounces NingXia Red juice (from Young Living: YoungLiving.com)
• ⅛–¼ tsp. cayenne pepper (red pepper), depending on your preference
• 12 Tbsp. fresh-squeezed lemon or lime juice (about 6 whole fruits)
• 2–4 Tbsp. genuine, Grade B maple syrup (not maple flavored syrup). You may increase the amount if you experience low blood sugar.
• 1 bottle of digestive enzymes (Detoxzyme or Allerzyme, both from Young Living, work well)
• 1 bottle of probiotics (I recommend Total Probiotics by Nutri-West. This product contains 120 capsules and should last about a month.)
• 1 bottle Herbal Laxative (By Good N’ Natural) Instructions:
• Combine all ingredients. Always use fresh-squeezed lemons or limes. It is preferable to use organic lemons, whenever possible.
• Drink a minimum of a half-gallon to a maximum of one gallon of the Master Longevity Combination, spread throughout the waking period of your day. If you get hungry, drink another glass. Absolutely no other food should be eaten throughout the duration of the program.
• Take one capsule of Herbal Laxative at night to loosen accumulated mucus and fecal matter from the intestines.
• Take one probiotic capsule in the morning and one at night.
• Take 1–2 digestive enzymes capsules, morning, noon and night.
Most people are surprised at how much waste is eliminated in their bowel movements as a result of doing this cleanse, even though they are not eating any food. Most of the movements are
composed of 20–40 pounds of fecal matter that has been lodged throughout the intestines. During this cleanse, it’s a good idea to observe your bowel movements so that you can report what they look like to your doctor. Note their color, diameter, firmness, size and quantity, and whether there are parasites present or any recognizable food that wasn’t digested.
Upon successful completion of the Master Longevity Body Cleanse, you will have a clean body. It will respond differently than before. You should absorb more nutrients from your food and gain more vitality from the food you eat.
In summary, the Master Longevity Body Cleanse will:
• Eliminate and break up toxins that are lodged in all the tissues of your body
• Relieve strain and stress on the organs and glands
• Re-establish proper fluid balance
• Cleanse all body/tissues and purge poisons from them
• Break up mucus
• Strengthen and build the blood
• Stimulate and build the immune system
• Reverse the aging process and increase longevity
• Eliminate food and/or other allergies
• Normalize the metabolism, including the blood sugar and cholesterol
• Relieve your body of the burden of having to work to digest food while you heal
• Inhibit tumor growth
Additional facts about the Master Longevity Cleanse
This cleanse has all of the nutrition that your body needs during this time. There is no need to take vitamins; in fact, vitamin supplements can frequently hinder getting the best results from the cleanse. Rest and take life at a slower pace if you have to; most people can go about their regular business without difficulty.
The cleanse can be done three to four times yearly and will do wonders for keeping your body functioning at maximum health. You may drink distilled water throughout. No other drinks or foods are allowed.
The Wolfberry NingXia Red juice that is used for this cleanse is the closest “fountain of youth” found to-date. Not only does it contain high amounts of Chinese wolfberries, but it also has five of the richest sources of the free-radical fighting antioxidants from wolfberry, as well as blueberry, pomegranate, apricot and raspberry. What’s more, the juice is enhanced with therapeutic-grade lemon and orange essential oils, both of which contain the phytochemical d-limonene and its derivative perillyl. The lemon and orange oil in the juice have anti-viral, anti-parasitic and antiseptic properties, and are an invigorating body tonic. They also increase white blood cell formation and have anti-depressant, anti-spasmodic, digestive and sedative properties.
The wolfberries in this product come from the Yellow River in the Ningxia region of central China, where they have been used for 5,000 years and are listed in the world’s oldest medical books. Science has documented that wolfberries are the only known substance proven to increase human longevity. They are consumed daily by one of the longest-lived societies on the planet, where people live in excess of 120 years. Wolfberry is the most nutrient dense food ever found, containing 13 percent protein (no other fruit contains more than 5–6 percent protein) and 21 amino acids (6 times higher in proportion to bee pollen). It also contains more than 80 minerals and
trace minerals, carbohydrates and a wider variety of enzymes than can be counted.
The Grade B maple syrup used in this recipe has more vitamins and minerals, plus more maple flavor than other types of syrup. Grade B is preferable to Grade A for this cleanse, and is less expensive as well. It contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, nicotinic acid and pantothenic acid, as well as many minerals. This type of maple syrup is a balanced form of positive and negative sugar and should always be used over any other.
Cayenne pepper is necessary for stimulating proper circulation. Interestingly, cayenne is also a hemostatic substance; meaning, it arrests bleeding. It is vital for this cleanse because it breaks up mucus and increases body tissue warmth, which has a softening effect on hardened toxic tissues. It helps to build up the blood and also provides many B vitamins and vitamin C to the body.
Digestive enzymes (I recommend Digest by Transformations, Inc. or Total Enzymes by NutriWest, Inc.) are necessary for neutralizing any gas and toxins. When used during this cleanse, these enzymes will also assist in removing much of the undigested, putrefied matter that can get caked on the walls of the intestines.
Finally, probiotics are important for the cleanse because, as the sludge of years of fermented, putrid matter and mucus begin to be dislodged from your intestines, the underlying intestinal walls (which normally harbor our friendly bowel bacteria) need to be re-inoculated with a variety of acidophilus-type bacteria. Among their many health-promoting functions, probiotics reduce harmful cholesterol, curb or destroy potentially pathogenic or harmful bacteria and yeasts such as Candida albicans, preserve and enhance the digestibility of foods, and produce important B vitamins. Finally, they prevent cancer and other chronic illnesses by detoxifying or preventing the formation of carcinogenic chemicals.
This liver/gallbladder flush is a time-tested favorite of doctors around the world and is one of the best methods for cleansing the liver and gallbladder tissues.Detoxification is essential to any program for healing from chronic illness. If the body is not relieved of toxins, then the chances of recovery from many illnesses is greatly reduced. This protocol can be a mildly difficult and uncomfortable process; however, being on a well-rounded plan of treatment should minimize any discomfort.
The liver/gallbladder flush can be repeated monthly, but at minimum, I recommend doing it every six months. The liver refers more pain to more parts of the body than just about any other organ. Doing this flush will be well worth the effort; many people feel greatly improved after doing one of these flushes. The liver and gallbladder flush can be done before, as part of, or after the Perfect-7 Treatment and Detox Protocol.
For this protocol, you will need:
• One gallon of apple juice: organic, unfiltered and unsweetened
• One box of baking soda
• One pint of Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate)
• One bottle of Calc-Acid (by Nutri-West: NutriWest. com) or calcium phosphate
• One bottle of Phos-Drops (by Nutri-West: NutriWest. com)
• One bottle of Total Liver Detox (120 Tablets, by NutriWest: Nutri-West.com)
• One bottle of Molybdenum (by Jernigan Nutraceuticals: JerniganNutraceuticals.com)
• Cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil
• Bentonite clay (purified for human consumption)
• Heavy whipping cream (1 pint)
• Fresh fruit (preferably miscellaneous berries) Follow these instructions completely:
Add 1 ounce of Phos-Drops to 1 gallon of apple juice and mix well.
Over the next four days:
• Drink all the juice between meals at the rate of 3–4 glasses per day.
• Keep the apple juice chilled to avoid fermentation but let it warm to room temperature before drinking it.
• Always rinse your mouth out using 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water, or brush your teeth with baking soda after drinking the juice to prevent the acid from damaging your teeth. Otherwise, eat normally and add coffee enemas if desired.
• Take 2 Total Liver Detox tablets, 3 times daily, until the two bottles are empty.
• Take 1 molybdenum capsule, 3 times daily, until empty.
On the fourth day:
• Continue drinking the apple juice/Phos-Drops combination.
• Take 2 Calc-Acid capsules immediately before breakfast, and 2 immediately before lunch.
• Drink about 2 pints of pure water that morning.
• Two hours after lunch, take 1 Tbsp. of Epsom salts dissolved in warm water; add juice, if desired.
• Five hours after lunch, take 1 Tbsp. of Epsom salts dissolved in warm water; add juice, if desired.
• Six hours after lunch, eat a dinner of heavy whipping cream and fruit. The whipping cream contracts the gallbladder. Any fruit is acceptable, but berries (either fresh or frozen) are best.
• Take 1 Calc-Acid with your dinner of cream and fruit.
• Half an hour before bedtime, mix 1 Tbsp. of Bentonite clay in a glass of water (start by adding water slowly) and drink.
• At bedtime, drink ½ cup of olive oil; you may add in a small amount of orange, grapefruit or lemon juice, if you desire.
• Immediately go to bed and lie on your right side with your knees drawn up; hold this position for 30 minutes.
• You may feel nauseous during the night due to the release of stored toxins from the gallbladder and liver; this is normal and will pass.
• Observe your first few bowel movements (which should be rather loose), so that you can describe them to your doctor. You may see fl pellets, which many doctors believe to be gallstones that were softened and passed by the body painlessly during the night.
On the following day:
• Eat normally.
• Take 2 Calc-Acid with breakfast, 2 with lunch and 1 with your evening meal.
• Continue taking all of the Total Liver Detox and molybdenum until they are gone.
Other Detoxification Recommendations
To remove microbial toxins, I also recommend taking Jernigan Nutraceuticals’ Neuro-Antitox II Formulas™. These are the only frequency-matched formulas that were specifically developed to target the body’s ability to break down and remove Lyme-specific toxins. They should be taken six days per week (more on these formulas later).
Finally, avoid using personal care and household products that contain toxic chemicals such as dioxins, PEG, (polyethylene glycol), parabens, phthalates and triclosan—just to name a few. You should never put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t eat! If a product label lists ingredients that you can barely pronounce, then don’t use that product. Also, if the product has a scent, then this means that there is a harmful chemical in it and you don’t want to use it.
Avoid using air fresheners that are not made from 100 percent organic essential oils; everything else is toxic. Any chemical products should be replaced with non-toxic products from Young Living or another reputable company.
I recommend following every aspect of the Perfect-7 protocol in its entirety until two months after your symptoms disappear. All of the supplements mentioned here are available as a kit, from the Hansa Center website, for your convenience. To order the kit, visit the Hansa Center website: HansaCenter.com.
Antimicrobials for the Perfect-7 Protocol
The Jernigan Nutraceuticals™ formulas, which we use for the Perfect-7 protocol, contain targeted frequencies that function
like botanical software programs to facilitate your body’s ability to address and heal specific issues. They “broadcast” their unique frequencies according to their specific molecular structure and don’t just enable your body to address the microbes, but also positively affect the energy of your entire body.
Lymogen™, Borrelogen™ and Microbojen™ are the three primary frequency-matched antimicrobial formulas that I recommend for people with Lyme disease as part of the Perfect-7 protocol. They all contain an incredible range of energetic frequencies that aid in healing the body and combine to “answer” every question and problem that the body might have by creating perfect integrity within it as it is being challenged by microbes.
Borrelogen has the longest history of clinical experience behind it, but Lymogen is exciting because it incorporates all of the advanced understanding that I have gained about frequencymatched remedies over the last nine years since I first developed Borrelogen. Lymogen is a completely unique remedy which, when rotated with Borrelogen, packs an amazing “one-two punch” to the microbes. All of the remedies are unsurpassed in their promotion of long-term health.
Paragen™ is another remedy that we use. It is not a part of the Perfect-7 protocol, but research shows that there are Lyme spirochete-infected nematodes in the brain tissue of people with chronic neurological illnesses. Paragen is a gentle way to address these. If you wish to incorporate this remedy into your program, I would recommend using the same dosage recommendations as for Borrelogen (more on dosing later).
None of these formulations treat disease in the classic sense of the word. They are not “antibiotics,” nor are they directly antimicrobial in the classic sense of how antibiotics are used; instead, they provide the body with the specific informational frequencies that it needs to overcome and control microbes. For this reason, I believe that these
remedies are vastly superior to natural or prescription antibiotics. If the antibiotics cannot kill every last Lyme spirochete and every last co-infection (and the research confi that they cannot), then the ultimate treatment would and should train the body to keep the bacteria under permanent control through energetic and immune system regulation. These formulas are designed to work according to God’s design of the human body, instead of doing for the body what the body should do for itself, as most prescription drugs do.
That said, no matter the antimicrobial treatment that you decide to use, assume that the microbes will immediately strive to survive and adapt to the treatments. They will attempt to either morph or change their shape in order to do this, and/or they will attempt to change your internal environment.
Borrelogen, in particular, has been clinically and laboratory tested to be very effective for a majority of people. My book Beating Lyme Disease as well as my website contain a presentation that I did at the 1999 International Tick-Borne Diseases conference in New York City in which I share the research proving the effectiveness of Borrelogen. Yet even as good as this formula is, some of the microbes are likely to become resistant to it. Therefore, we have developed a strategy to address this, which involves rotating all three antimicrobial remedies throughout the treatment protocol. The suggested protocol is as follows:
1. Take Borrelogen for two months.
2. Then, take Lymogen for two months. (Reverse steps 1 and 2 and start the protocol with Lymogen if you also have Bartonella.)
3. Switch to Microbojen for two months.
4. If you still have symptoms of infection, take Borrelogen and Lymogen simultaneously for two months using the same recommended doses.
Following this regimen and employing the other tools in the Perfect-7 protocol will move you toward a better quality of life. Even if you feel dramatically better soon after beginning this protocol, it is not wise to discontinue the plan too soon. Our experience has been that most people who feel better early on and quit the treatments prematurely experience a re-occurrence of their symptoms, and their test results remain positive for Lyme. Following is more information on each one of these remedies.
Borrelogen is a frequency-matched botanical formula that is specifically formulated to provide the body with the bio-information that it needs to facilitate the body’s own antimicrobial control mechanisms. It was frequency-matched to also address multiple strains of Borrelia that are found in both the United States and Europe. It treats all forms of the organism, including the cystic or L-form. It is also useful for treating some of the common co-infections such as Babesia microti, Ehrlichia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Borrelogen has been tested in the lab and has been found to release Lyme antigens in a manner that is far superior to that of antibiotics. (Lyme antigens are dead fragments of Borrelia bacteria DNA.) The research on this can be found in my book Beating Lyme Disease.
Borrelogen was formulated according to the results of bio-resonance testing rather than the plants’ known actions or historical uses. If Borrelogen is taken according to the Perfect-7 protocol, you should not experience a Herxheimer reaction, even if you are extremely sensitive. However, if you are sensitive, you may want to work up slowly to the recommended dosage, starting with only a few drops at a time to see how your body reacts, before increasing the amount. If you feel worse after taking it, then this means that your organs of elimination are likely not working well and need to be supported.
Borrelogen was also tested by an independent pharmaceutical laboratory on male and female rats using standardized FDA protocols and found to be non-toxic at up to 150 times the maximum recommended dosage. The recommended protocol for taking Borrelogen is as follows:
For teenagers and adults: Squeeze 1–2 dropperfuls (one dropperful
= one squeeze) of Borrelogen under the tongue; swish it around the teeth and then swallow. Take three times daily, with or without food. Children 7–12 years of age should take 1 dropper, 2–3 times per day. Children under 6 should use 10 drops, 2–3 times per day.
I developed Lymogen due to the increased public demand for a frequency-matched remedy that would provide the body with the bio-information that it needs to facilitate its ability to deal with a wider range of Lyme spirochetes and Lyme-related microbes. It specifically addresses all of the U.S. and European strains of Lyme Borrelia, along with all of the most common Lyme co-infections such as Babesia, Bartonella, Mycoplasma and viruses.
Lymogen should always be taken in water or juice. The recommended dosage for teens and adults is 1–2 dropperfuls (one dropper = one squeeze) in 3–4 ounces of water or diluted juice. Swish it around in your mouth, and then swallow it. Take it three times daily, with or without food. Children 7–12 years of age should use 1 dropperful in 3–4 ounces of water or diluted juice, 2–3 times daily. Children under 6 should take 10 drops in 1–2 ounces of water or diluted juice, 2–3 times daily.
Always consult with a healthcare practitioner before starting any child on any herbal formula. As with Borrelogen, if this product is taken as directed as part of the Perfect-7 protocol, virtually no Herxheimer (toxin die-off) reactions should occur.
Microbojen is a formula that was created to enable the body to address the broadest spectrum of microbes. The herbs that were used to create this frequency-matched formula were selected with the idea that their combined effects would address any real-life scenario of possible infection, short of, but possibly including genetically modified microbes, such as what is seen in biological warfare. It is a well-balanced and gentle formula, considering its tremendous power and ability to facilitate the body’s own defenses in the presence of an amazing array of the world’s worst microbes.
Testing has revealed that it could hypothetically protect a person infected with Lyme Borrelia, smallpox, anthrax, HIV, Hepatitis B and C, West Nile virus, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Mycoplasma fermentans incognitus and Bubonic plaque, all at the same time. Obviously, it is unlikely that any of us would be infected with all of these microbes at once; however, I believe this formula is highly effective for defending against a wide range of the world’s worst “designer microbes.”
In addition, it tests amazingly well against the evil set of microbes involved in Lyme disease: Borrelia spirochetes, as well as many of their “partners,” including Babesia microti, Ehrlichia and the many viruses that are found in chronic sufferers.
Recommended dosages for Microbojen are as follows: 1–2 dropperfuls, 2–3 times daily for adults, or 1 dropperful, twice daily for children aged 7–12, and 10 drops, 2–3 times daily for children under 6. Always consult a healthcare practitioner before starting a child on any herbal formula. Like all of the Jernigan Nutraceuticals formulas, Microbojen is frequency-matched to provide the body with the information and building blocks that it needs to overcome and control specific problems.
The Importance of Eliminating Ammonia, a Potent Lyme Neurotoxin
Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Parkinson’s, autism and many other chronic illnesses cause ammonia buildup in the body. Ammonia is a very potent neurotoxin that accumulates in the brain and tissues. As part of healing the body from Lyme, it is imperative to remove the ammonia from it, while also supporting the organs and addressing the cause of the ammonia, which is, in the case of Lyme, the Borrelia bacteria. The bacteria produce what’s called a urease enzyme, which enables the conversion of naturally occurring urea into carbon dioxide and ammonia. The action of this bacterial enzyme causes large amounts of ammonia to be produced in the brain, heart and liver.
In very severe and advanced cases of neurological Lyme disease, there is also a deficiency of an enzyme called ornithine transcarbamylase, which is normally produced by the body to break down ammonia into urea for excretion via the urine. This would be considered a urea cycle disorder. I believe that it is the accumulation of Lyme bacteria ammonia combined with this urea cycle disorder that causes some people to have more severe neurological problems compared to other people who do not.
What’s more, dealing with the ammonia accumulation is more important for reversing the damage that Lyme has done to the body than eliminating the bacteria, although eliminating bacteria is important as well. Research shows that the bacteria don’t “eat” the tissues of the body, but that the tissues are destroyed by the toxic bacterial byproducts.
Ammonia is very alkaline, with a pH of 11.6, which is way more alkaline than the neutral pH of 7.4 found in a normal, healthy body. Many doctors have been taught that most sick people have acidic bodies. While this is often true in other types of chronic illnesses, in people with Lyme disease, it is not that simple. People with Lyme may be predominantly acidic (<7 pH), and their urine and saliva may be acidic, but the areas of the body where there is ammonia accumulation from Borrelia are extremely alkaline.
This is why many people with Lyme disease experience a worsening of symptoms when they drink alkaline water, or consume alkaline-promoting fresh fruits and vegetables. It appears that alkalinizing substances can aggravate the already over-alkaline ammonia regions of the body, including the brain, heart and liver. The ammonia must be cleared before the more acidic regions of the body can be addressed.
Because Lyme bacteria seem to thrive in the highly alkaline environment created by ammonia (11.6 pH), attempting to kill the bacteria by drinking highly alkaline water or following alkaline-promoting diets will not work. Once the Lyme bacteria and ammonia issues are adequately treated, then following a diet rich in alkaline foods seems to be best for Lyme patients.
To help the body eliminate ammonia and other toxins, and as part of the Perfect-7 protocol, I recommend using one of three different botanical formulas called Neuro-Antitox™ (more on these later). To find the ingredients for these formulas, I traveled far and wide, to such diverse places as Brazil, and tested some of the best plants from the Amazon, as well as those from Europe and Africa. I also had medicine men in Africa travel deep into the jungle to gather their favorite medicinal plants for me to test. In addition, I visited huge plant specimen repositories and tested large collections of Chinese medicinal herbals, not to mention everything that I could get my hands on from standard botanical and homeopathic arsenals. I did all of this and more to relieve my patients’ suffering and come up with better solutions for them.
As a result of all this testing and research, I only found two botanicals out of 5,000 that were consistently useful for removing ammonia from the brain and the rest of the body. These two botanicals are Silphium laciniatum leaf extract and Hibiscus sabdarifa leaf extract. I created an extract from Silphium called “Siphitrin,” which is the primary ingredient in the Neuro-Antitox formulas. The Hibiscus sabdarifa leaf extract is also available as a
standalone remedy that can be taken by itself or at the same time as a Neuro-Antitox formula.
Besides Silphium laciniatum’s function as an amazing anti-neurotoxin, it has successfully been used throughout history to treat various cancers, as well as all forms of asthma and bronchitis. Resonance testing reveals that Silphium may also bind heavy metals and break down isopropyl alcohol and benzene accumulations in the body and thereby add to its phenomenal arsenal of beneficial effects.
The Neuro-Antitox II formulas also contain blue sage extract, which was identified through testing as being the next most effective botanical remedy for removing ammonia.
The particular formula that you choose for detoxing should be based upon where your worst symptoms are. For example, if your worst symptoms are related to your nerves and brain, you’ll want to use Neuro-Antitox II
CNS/PNS™ formula. For muscle and joint pain, I recommend Neuro-Antitox II
Musculo-Skeletal™, and for cardiac symptoms, I recommend Neuro-Antitox II™ or the Basic Formula™. More information on each of these formulas can be found in the following sections.
As a general recommendation, take 1–3 droppers of the formulas, 2–3 times per day, with or without food. You may have to use more than one formula if you have problems in multiple areas, in which case, 1–2 droppers are recommended from each corresponding formula.
Specific recommended dosages:
• Teens-adults: Take 1–2 droppers, 2–3 times per day in water, with or without food.
• For children 7–12 years of age: 1 dropper, 2 times per day in water
• For children under 6: 10 drops, 2–3 times per day
Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting a child on any herbal formula.
Neuro-Antitox II CNS/PNS
Neuro-Antitox II CNS/PNS is for people who are suffering primarily from problems in the brain, meningesand peripheral nervesasaresult of Lyme toxins and heavy metals. Indications for its use include, but are not limited to: cognitive disturbances, dizziness, vertigo, vision disturbances, neuritis (nerve inflammation), neuralgia (nerve pain), numbness, palsies and headaches.
Neuro-Antitox II Musculo-Skeletal
Neuro-Antitox II Musculo-Skeletal is a formula that works well for people who are suffering primarily from muscle and joint problems as a result of Lyme toxins and heavy metals. Indications for its use include muscle and joint pain and weakness, sensations of burning, tingling, radiating pain, swelling, arthritis and rheumatic conditions in the extremities.
Neuro-Antitox II Cardio
Neuro-Antitox II Cardio is for people who are suffering primarily from heart problems as a result of Lyme toxins and heavy metals. Indications for this product’s use include angina, palpitations, hypertension, arrhythmia, valve problems, shoulder and arm pain, shortness of breath and chronic fatigue.
Neuro-Antitox II Basic
The Basic formula is good for global, or whole-body, elimination of Lyme toxins and heavy metals, and for those who are unsure of which specific Neuro-Antitox II formula to take.
The only diff between the Musculo-Skeletal and CNS/PNS Neuro-Antitox II formulas is the use of Sarco-Bioenergetic Potencies™,
which are energetically created homeopathic remedies that may act as agents to direct the Silphium and Pale Spike to the specific tissues where they are needed so that they don’t just circulate around the body randomly. The Basic formula does not contain any Sarco-Bioenergetic Potencies and is therefore good to use when you are not sure which formula you need or when you have more global symptoms.
The combined effect of these key ingredients makes the Neuro-Antitox II formulas a necessary component of any well-rounded treatment plan.
To minimize Herxheimer reactions, I recommend that the Neuro-Antitox II supplement be taken for at least one week prior to beginning any antibiotic or other medical/alternative treatment. Herxheimer reactions are caused by toxins, and the Neuro-Antitox II formulas are designed to mop up, bind up, and break down Lyme-related toxins and eliminate any adverse reactions to the Lyme bacteria die-off.
In people with Lyme disease, ammonia is commonly found in the liver, heart, brain and jaws, but in some cases, such as in those with MS and ALS, it can be found everywhere in the body. For this reason, I suggest that anyone with MS or ALS take L-ornithine/L-aspertate in addition to the NeuroAntitox formulas. The L-ornithine/L-aspertate combination used to be a German prescription drug called Hepamertz, which was used to reduce the ammonia seen in severe liver diseases. The ingredients in this product are now available in combination as an over-the-counter supplement online. However, L-ornithine/L-aspartate does not work as well in the brain as the NeuroAntitox formula, which is why I recommend that people with MS or ALS take both of these products together.
In addition to all of these things, you should drink eight ounces of purified water on an hourly basis to keep metabolic toxins flushed out of your tissues. Some people have difficulty drinking water, so putting fresh lemon juice or Ningxia Red wolfberry juice into cool (but not cold) water may make it easier to consume more water.
Finally, after you have completed the recommended treatment protocol for Borrelogen, Lymogen and/or Microbojen and the other remedies mentioned here, you can add in other botanicals or herbal remedies to Step 1 of the Perfect-7 protocol. Such remedies may include, but are not limited to, Immuni-T3 by Longevity Plus; APS Solution from Ancient Formulas; the herb teasel, and a colloidal silver product called Argentyn 23. For more information on Immuni-T3 and Argentyn 23, see: LongevityPlus.com and Natural-Immunogenics.com, respectively.
Continue with each of the other steps of the protocol in the same manner, regardless of which antimicrobial remedies you use for step 1.
Herxheimer Reactions Harm the Body
When doctors give their patients natural or prescription antibiotics, the dead bacteria in their patients’ bodies break apart and spill their toxic microscopic “guts” into the tissues, which then causes a worsening of symptoms and, often, new symptoms. This worsening of symptoms is called a Jarish-Herxheimer reaction, or simply, a “Herx.”
Any other symptoms that you may have during Lyme disease treatment that result from any substance or remedy that is not antimicrobial come from metabolic disturbances that the substance is causing in your body. So if you take a supplement and become more symptomatic, then you should let your doctor know, because every symptom is a clue about what is going wrong inside your body. You may be having a Herxheimer reaction, but you may also be reacting negatively to something that you are taking.
Herxheimer reactions should be avoided, whenever possible. They are not a badge of honor, nor desirable or necessary. Something is horribly wrong when we begin to expect or are told by our doctors that a sign of good treatment is to feel horrible for years. Your doctor should work to restore the optimum integrity and function of your entire body so that your body gets control of the bacteria.
A severe Herxheimer reaction is a sign that your body has poor toxin elimination pathways and that your organs are not being adequately supported. If your doctor doesn’t support your detoxification organs (with remedies, etc.) and only kills microbes, then this is a sign of poor treatment.
Most people’s bodies are a toxic dump anyway, so if their doctors don’t get their pathways of elimination open and working, then they will become even more toxic when the bacteria begin to die off and release their toxins. People with Lyme disease have already suffered enough and do not need to go through a Herx reaction just to prove that they have Lyme disease.
The indication of a good treatment should be that you feel better. While this cannot be guaranteed, especially in people who are profoundly sick, doctors should make every effort to minimize any worsening of their symptoms, whether these are caused by medications, SNP mutations, environmental toxins or any other factor.
At their first consultation, patients will often ask us, “Are you sure that you have seen someone as bad as me?” Often the next question is, “What is your success rate?” Both are great questions.
For 20 years, we have specialized in and seen many of the toughest cases of Lyme disease. Some of our patients have seen more than 100 diff doctors of all specialties, often in multiple countries, and many have been given only two weeks to live yet, after our treatments, actually ended up living for years beyond their prior diagnoses.
It is difficult to answer the question about our success rate. This is because just as you look different on the outside from everyone else in the world, so are you as different on the inside of your body. This is why even aspirin only works as a cardio-protective agent for onethird of all people. Two-thirds of all others will not benefit from it,
because their bodies do not break it down properly.
Still, as practitioners, we must strive to answer the question as best as we can, especially when the Internet is full of doctors and clinics claiming that they have the answer. And I believe there is no better way to answer the question than to simply test a philosophy and treatment regimen on those people who have been declared incurable. If you could help the people that no doctor has been able to even shift one symptom in, and do it in just two weeks, without prescriptions and without spending thousands of dollars on special blood tests, and by using only natural methods, that would be pretty significant! Yet that is what we do at the Hansa Center for most of our patients.
We once did what is called a “Case Outcome Review” on 29 of our patients who previously had non-responsive illnesses of different types. To be included in this review, the patients’ medical records had to show that every treatment that they had tried had failed to improve their condition and/or worsened their symptoms. So, essentially all of the participants were proclaimed “incurable” by their former doctors.
Every one of the 29 people had an average of 13 major symptoms that had persisted for an average of 11 years. Overall, there were 385 symptoms in the group, but even more amazing was the diversity of symptoms. There were 145 different major symptoms in the group.
After just a week of treatments, 71 percent of the patients’ symptoms, taken collectively, had improved. After 2 weeks of daily treatments 85 percent of the group’s symptoms had improved. This is incredible, considering that none of their symptoms had improved over the past 11 years, even with high-power prescriptions and natural treatments of all types.
But it gets better...after just 2 weeks, literally on the last day of the two weeks, 45 percent of the group’s major symptoms were
completely gone. It is amazing how rapidly things can shift when we stop treating the symptoms and effectively address the entire body with powerful, yet gentle treatments. Since this study was completed, we have innovated and added several new healing technologies to our clinic, so our results today are likely to be even better.
People often ask me what we actually do at the Hansa Center that allows us to get such remarkable results. It is the unique testing and one-of-a-kind innovative treatments that we have developed that sets us apart and allows us to enjoy near-miraculous results on the toughest of cases. It doesn’t mean that we can win every case, but we can often do great things for our patients that no other previous doctor or clinic has been able to do. Our website contains many testimonials of patients who have benefited from our treatments and been healed at the Center: HansaCenter.com/hctestimonials.
We cannot get nor keep everyone well. We are not God, and neither do we desire to play God. Instead, we provide the most ideal way to facilitate the body’s ability to heal itself and stay well, regardless of the diagnosis.
You might be blessed to see many of your symptoms dramatically fall away for good after just two weeks of treatment at our center, or you may have other symptoms that linger and are more stubborn. Your healing process may be more sluggish, but if you have the conviction and hope that you will be well and understand that it may take a lot of time and eff to get well, you will get through it and likely be successful.
My own wife was told by her LLMD before we met to “expect to feel horrible for at least five years, after which time you might start to feel better!” I have heard variations of this from many thousands of people who have come to the Hansa Center.
Our doctors are seriously “bummed out” if our patients are not better in some way after every day of treatment! We don’t get it right every single time; however, we do get good results enough of the time that we have learned to expect them. We don’t make any guarantees except to do all that we can to undo the damage that was done to our patients’ bodies and relieve their suff to the best of our ability.
One hundred percent of our patients have exhausted all other medical treatments. Almost 100 percent are chronically ill, and no other doctor has been able to get their symptoms to budge. Almost 100 percent have taken huge amounts of antibiotics and have damage to their bodies as a result.
Doing nothing to treat Lyme disease is a bad idea. Continuing to do treatments that have not worked in the past is also a bad idea. Doing something different, such as coming to the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, finding a doctor that does some of what we do or following the Perfect-7 protocol outlined in this chapter are good ideas and just might make a positive and profound difference in the way that you feel. Plus, you won’t destroy any other part of your body in the process, so it’s worthwhile to give that process time to see if it will work. I want to encourage you with the knowledge that you can beat this dastardly illness. This book will empower you with the hard-won knowledge from some of the top doctors in this field.
There are definitely much easier ways to be a doctor than to specialize in helping people with Lyme disease. Every doctor in this book does what they do out of compassion for the suffering of a class of patients that is largely neglected and abused by the mainstream medical profession. We have very little support outside of our small peer group. Every doctor in this book genuinely does the best they can with the knowledge that they have, to help the most people that they can.
My way is not the only way to heal. It is just the best care that I know how to provide as a result of treating only the toughest cases of Lyme from around the world over the last 20-plus years.
Incorporate as much of the protocol from this chapter as you possibly can afford to into your daily regimen. Do your best to dominate your days thinking about things other than how you feel and constantly talking about Lyme disease.
Volunteer serving others in some way that is not related to Lyme disease, if you are healthy enough to do so. Volunteering in your community will help distract you from becoming so self-focused that your whole life becomes all about how you feel in each moment, and will help you from becoming your illness.
Of course, you can advocate for public awareness of Lyme disease, but while you are doing your chosen protocol, I encourage you to not get totally consumed with all things Lyme disease. It is said that misery loves company, so you cannot constantly focus on misery and somehow get to joy and happiness. Every joyful thought you have, when it is backed by strong emotion, commands every cell in your body to change its chemistry to support health. Every negative thought that you have, when it is backed by strong emotion, is taken as a direct command to your cells to produce chemicals that promote inflammation and disease.
I have been so blessed by many of my patients, who have often been devastatingly sick, yet so joyful and loving. Many would squirm in their wheelchairs in pain and carry on, all the while smiling and encouraging everyone around them. When asked how they could do this, they all would say more or less the same thing, “At first, I wallowed in my misery, but eventually, I had to come to the decision to not let my symptoms determine my state of mind. If it is my lot in life to be in pain forever, then I choose to be joyful in spite of it all.”
Thankfully, many of these people are now living healthy, symptom-free lives as a result of applying the healing principles that I have discussed in this chapter.
I pray that each of you finds the restoration of optimum health that you desire, rapidly and permanently.
How to Contact David Jernigan, DC
Hansa Center for Optimum Health 12219 E. Central Ave.
Wichita, KS 67206