There seems to be a debate that rages every day on whether it is a good idea to take antibiotics when treating Lyme disease and co-infections. While there is strong evidence that 4-6 weeks of antibiotics taken within the first 60 days of infection has the potential to completely eradicate persistent infection, there is also evidence that taking them for any length of time after this period can have wildly different effects on patients and the infections themselves.
The purpose of this article is not to debate these facts. Instead, it is to inform any patient or doctor considering prescribing any of the following antibiotics that they can have potentially dangerous side effects on patients with the following pre-existing conditions. Both patient and doctor should be well informed of these facts before embarking on these treatments for any length of time.
Mimosa Pudica is a flowering, creeping perennial that is native to South and Central America. It’s nicknamed “Sensitive Plant,” “Touch-Me-Not” and “Bashful Plant” because of its unique reaction to being handled or disturbed. When touched, the plant’s leaves fold up and recoil almost immediately and then re-open a few minutes later.
The plant itself has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to treat skin disorders, jaundice, cough, and indigestion, and it has also been used as an antidepressant and antivenom agent. But more recently, it has been discovered that the plant’s seeds are a powerful anti-parasitic, antimicrobial and intestinal cleanser.
Turmeric is a ginger-like root that grows in southern Asia and up until recently was more well known as a food spice that you’ve probably experienced in your local Indian restaurant. It’s what gives curry powder its yellow color.
A few years ago, turmeric made its way into public awareness when a number of scientific studies showed its positive impact on a number of symptoms that have commonly bothered chronic Lyme patients. In fact, the list of potential benefits of turmeric practically line up with some of the more bothersome symptoms that pester Lymies.
Cistus Tea is another one of those amazing Lyme and health therapies I recently heard about through another Lyme patient who had found out about it by doing her own research. She had come by the information via Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt’s website, and she was following his instructions and dutifully drinking several cups of it a day to help break down biofilms the Lyme bacteria can produce to protect itself from antibiotics and other antimicrobials. She also told me it had an interesting side effect. “If you drink 2-3 cups of it a day, it keeps the ticks away.”
I was intrigued enough to do my own research, and like with anything else new I hear about through Lyme patients or Lyme groups, I purchased a small amount and tried it for myself. It tends to be sold in loose-leaf form, and the tea you prepare by steeping the leaves in a tea ball or diffuser in hot water tastes very much like a traditional green tea.
Kriya Yoga is an ancient technique that was hidden in secrecy for many centuries. It was revived in 1861, when the great yogi Mahavatar Babaji taught the technique to his disciple Lahiri Mahasaya during their meeting in the Himalayas.
Kriya has been taught in an unbroken link of spiritual succession to this day. Paramhansa Yogananda brought the practice to the United States in 1920 and personally authorized his disciple, Swami Kriyananda to initiate qualified people into Kriya.
Parasites are about the last thing anyone wants to think about when focusing on health improvements, but they’re something that should be addressed when treating any kind of chronic illness. After reading reports by the NY Times that half the people in the Western world have parasites and that the average person walks around with about three pounds of invasive bacteria in their bodies on any given day, I started taking it seriously.
If you’re a Lyme patient who has plateaued or feels “stuck” in your treatment, well-known doctors like Dr. Lee Cowden and Dr. Jay Davidson point out that internal parasites can hinder your improvement and should be addressed before trying to move on in treatment.
When treating Lyme disease, many patients, doctors and practitioners look to traditional vitamin supplements and herbal supports to aid in their healing journey. But ancient Greek and Asian cultures have been using medicinal mushrooms for literally thousands of years and Lyme patients and doctors are just now getting on board with their powerful medicinal properties that rival the most popular pharmaceutical and herbal remedies.
While all of these mushrooms might seem “magical,” none in this collection are of the variety that cause strong hallucinations or distorted reality. However, the mushrooms mentioned below can curb inflammation, support nervous system repair, shrink cancer cells, and fight viruses & bacteria. We would also like to note that we intentionally left off Turkey Tail and Maitake mushrooms. Both of those varieties have strong anti-cancer properties but were not as helpful to the average Lyme patient as these following mushrooms…
At some point during your treatment of Lyme disease you’ve probably experienced exaggerated symptoms… debilitating headaches, joint pain, fatigue, digestive problems, mood swings and brain fog, etc… or you may have some symptoms peculiar to you. At times you might try to shrug them off as part of the game in treating the illness, but on days when you’re relegated to the couch or bed, it makes you not want to treat the illness at all. What can you do?
We present several steps that have been proven to eliminate Herxheimer reactions in less than two hours, and we cover the mechanics of what is happening to your body during this die-off syndrome.
You may have heard of something called the Miracle Mineral Solution or MMS. As a Lyme patient you may be trying to make sense of all of the posts and articles that either call it a substance that lives up to its “miracle” label or articles that compare it to bleach and is therefore dangerous to ingest. What’s the truth? We did some personal research and answer a few basic questions.
What is it? MMS (which stands for Miracle Mineral Supplement or Miracle Mineral Solution) is a solution made from 22.4% Sodium Chlorite and distilled water that is mixed with an activator that ultimately become Chlorine Dioxide. Sodium Chlorite is not a natural product but is a manufactured chemical. It has no real viable use by itself but is manufactured solely as a precursor to the generation of Chlorine Dioxide.
I have to admit that if someone would have told me that the key to healing was forgiveness when I had just been diagnosed with Lyme disease more than a decade ago, I probably would have bounced a bottle of doxycycline off of their head.
It was the early days of Lyme for me and I was very focused on my physical symptoms. These symptoms were unlike anything I’d ever experienced in my otherwise very healthy life prior to the diagnosis. So as soon as I received confirmation after going at least 2 years without a definitive answer, I was ready to disinfect and get the damned bugs out of me.