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My wife and I have both had Lyme Disease twice. Even through the discomfort, brain fog, night sweats, headaches, stiff neck, foot pain, and joint pain caused by Lyme we both saw the blessing. We were able to look at our blood and see what was working and what wasn’t. What we have learned has become a protocol that has helped many. This information is not meant to treat, or cure but to educate you on a little of what we have learned.
Testing The traditional Western Blot test for Lyme is unreliable. This test is based on the DNA and the RNA of a tick which has never seen the human body. You need to match these RNA and DNA in order to get a positive result. It is now known there are more that a hundred variations to this. Getting a positive test is like getting on a plane and finding out the person sitting next to has a common friend. There are no tests for the coinfections which many people may experience including multiple coinfections. Dr. Richard Horowitz has self-assessment questionnaire which may be helpful in you coming to your own conclusion. Link to Dr Horowitz questionaire
My wife had a tick on her which had left a red bull’s eye. She had all the symptoms of Lyme. Less than 20% of people bitten get the bull’s eye and it is not necessary to be positive for Lyme. We spent the $200 for the Comprehensive Report and sent the tick to UMASS Amherst through their tickreport.com. The results showed negative for everything, go figure.
Another falsehood is how long the tick needs to be attached to cause Lyme. Dr Alan Macdonald has found it only takes 10 minutes of attachment.
From a medical perspective Doxycycline is the first line of defense against Lyme. The first time I had Lyme the CDC was recommending 24 hours of Doxy after being bitten by a tick without a positive Lyme test. The CDC has since updated it to 30 days after exposure. Most Doctors are still only giving a 24-hour dose without a positive test. Understand it takes two weeks after being bitten to get a positive result. Waiting two weeks for treatment after being bitten can turn into a nightmare that can take 6 months or longer to resolve. My experience has been that if is treated as positive early, both holistically and medically is your best chance to recove quickly. I recently had a friend who was bitten and had a small bullseye. The Doctor would only prescribe a 24- hour dose, and said I am confident you will be fine. He and his wife pushed for 30 days because he was elderly, and she still refused. I told his wife when she said that, your response should have been I will be pursuing legal action against you if he starts showing symptoms.
Doxycycline is essentially birth control to prevent the spirochete from reproducing. This is with the hope your immune function can fend it off and destroy it. In today’s world very, few people have a strong enough immune system to resolve the issue by itself. Doxycycline does however kill the h pylori bacteria which can disrupt digestion and even make its way into your heart if left untreated. The first time I had Lyme I took Doxycycline for thirty days only to have all the symptoms return. My wife has never taken Doxycycline instead choosing to go 100% holistic. I did not take Doxycycline the second time.
I have a theory that Doxycycline, being that it is essentially birth control the way it works for Lyme also has that same effect in men. I cannot think of a male client I have seen that has taken doxycycline for an extended time (30 days or more) who has not had his testosterone levels destroyed. So if you are male and sexually active I would proceed with caution before taking Doxycycline for a extended period of time.
I must give credit where credit due. Much of what we have learned has come from Dr Alan MacDonald, Dr Richard Horowitz, and Stephen Harrod Buhner’s book Healing Lyme.
Having a microsope allowed us to be able to validate what we were doing through looking at our own blood.
I first started with a tincture of Japanese Knotweed and found no relief. My symptoms were a severe headache, a stiff neck like someone was squeezing the back of my neck, and joint pain that moved constantly. I took 4 Japanese Knotweed 3 times a day and instant relief. The magic number we have found is 12 capsules daily. A lesser amount did not make an impact at all. I started with one capsule three times a day, next day two capsules three times a day, and so on until I reached four capsules three times a day.
My symptoms were night sweats enough to soak the bed. I took one to two capsules of Cats Claw before bed and my symptoms disappeared. People with restless leg, and leg pain have also found results when taking one to two capsules Cats Claw before bed.
KLAIRE LABS Interfase Plus
Interfase Plus is an enzyme formulation which helps breakdown fibrin and biofilm caused by Lyme. It is essential if you have symptoms like stiff neck, Bell’s Palsy, headaches, and moving joint pain. We took two capsules every time you we took Japanese Knotweed for a total of 6 a day.
We continued the Japanese Knotweed, Cats Claw, and Interfase Plus for at least six months. I do not recommend do less that 6 months even if you have so symptoms. Lyme is sneaky and usually returns if the protocol is stopped to soon, just ask my wife.
Silver is anti-bacterial antifungal and works very well for cleaning up things that do not belong in the body. We make our own silver and drank 8 to 16 ounces of it daily for the first 30 to 60 days. If purchasing silver, I would take three tablespoons day one then one tablespoon daily for 30 to 60 days. www.silversolutionusa.com has a very good affordable product.
BALANCE is our product. It is great for inflammation and also helps with Brain Fog. We drink three ounces daily. I have many clients who had tremendous Brain Fog and found improvement after only a short time.
Omega fats are essential in our body. We cannot make them, we must consume them. Our red blood cells and white blood cells have a lipid membrane. If we are not getting enough EFA’s in our diet, then our cells are not as strong as they could be. It is imperative that our cells and immune system be as strong as it can be to help us heal. The Omega's are also needed to protect the myelin sheath and brain. I can not tell you how many people I have seen where their Doctor has told them they have MS because they had Lyme that was not treated. There is a bunch of garbage on the supplement market today. I recommend Nordic Naturals Complete. If you have not taken fish oils previously then I would double up on the recommended dosage for the first 90 days. Krill oil does not cut it based on what I have seen in the blood. Chia seeds are also an excellent addition. I tablespopon before bed can also aid in weight loss., and is also great for inflamation.
Ticks and Lyme do not like heat. A tick can survive the washing machine but not five minutes in the dryer on high heat. We have found a sauna helps dramatically when dealing with Lyme. My wife and I both had Lyme at the same time. I took a sauna every other day 135 degrees for 45 minutes and was symptom free much faster than my wife.
Foods to AVOID
I am no going into details why, but avoid: Yogurt, Mushrooms including supplements with mushrooms in them, Kombucha, and Kiefer. Consume any of these things and notice your symptoms will be worse the next day.
I have seen programs that cost hundreds of dollars a month, I believe what we are doing is effective and affordable for most. We offer Japanese Knotweed, Cats Claw and Balance. The other links are provided for your convience. .
Summary of what we did including cost;
Japanese Knotweed 4 capsules 3 times a day $60 for 300 Count Capsules
Cats Claw 1 to 2 capsules before bed $20 for 100 count capsules
Interphase Plus 2 capsules 3 x daily with Knotweed $27 for 90 capsules
Balance 2 ounces daily $22 for Botanicals and Juice
Nordic Naturals Complete 2 capsules daily $29 for 120 capsules
Note; Cats Claw will last a month and a half to 3 months depending on dosage.
Nordic Naturals will last 2 months
First 30 to 60 days only Colloidal Silver 16 ounce bottle need two bottles $23 x 2 = $46