We offer Lyme disease consulting as well as an array of treatment protocols, supplements and herbal remedies to help patients through any phase of the illness.
Cowden All-Herbal Protocol:
The Cowden Support Program (CSP) is a protocol developed by Dr. William Lee Cowden, MD initially for the treatment of late-stage Borrelia and Lyme co-infections. Since the protocol helps to resolve the majority of the root causes of most patient’s symptoms, it can also be used to treat “post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome” and many other chronic health conditions of unclear cause.
Practitioner Gregg Kirk was trained by Dr. Cowden himself in December of 2016 and ever since Kirk has helped hundreds of Lyme patients across the U.S. understand the intricacies and nuances of the program so they can not only avoid Herxheimer reactions but reach optimal health and ultimate remission.
COWDEN PROTOCOL PRODUCT DETAILS:
The Cowden Support Program utilizes 15 different Nutramedix products including 8 microbial defense herbals (4 pairs of herbals) that are taken in rotation. The first pair (Banderol and Samento) were studied in vitro by Eva Sapi, PhD and her group at the University of New Haven, CT and found to eliminate all forms of Borrelia burgdorferi (spirochetes, round-body forms and biofilm forms). In that study, doxycycline antibiotic was not nearly as effective against biofilm and round body forms of Borrelia burgdorferi. Richard Horowitz, MD in New York State has found the Cowden Support Program to be effective in markedly improving the condition of 70-80% of the advanced Lyme Borreliosis patients with co-infections over 4 to 6 months time, even if the patients had previously failed to improve on multiple courses of antibiotics. More recently, a 9 month observational study with the Cowden Support Program was conducted by the Borreliose Centrum Augsburg, Germany. Completed in 2012, this study resulted in 80% of patients showing symptomatic improvements (via questionnaire) and 90% of patients showing improvements via lab blood tests.
BANDEROL Microbial Defense: anti-inflammatory, broad-spectrum antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic (both protozoa and worms) herbal tincture; also effective against Borrelia burgdorferi, other Borrelia species and Lyme co-infections.
BURBUR Detox: an herbal tincture that aids detoxification of man-made toxins and biotoxins from the liver, kidneys, lymphatic system and interstitial space (the space between the cells).
CUMANDA Microbial Defense: anti-inflammatory, broad-spectrum antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic (both protozoa and worms) herbal tincture; also effective against Borrelia burgdorferi, other Borrelia species and Lyme co-infections.
HOUTTUYNIA Microbial Defense: anti-inflammatory, broad spectrum antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral herbal tincture; also effective against most Borrelia species and Lyme co-infections.
ENULA Microbial Defense: anti-inflammatory, broad spectrum antiparasitic (both protozoa and worms) herbal combination tincture with some antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.
MAGNESIUM MALATE: a highly absorbable and utilizable form of magnesium which helps to maintain normal cardiovascular, muscle, nerve, bone and other cellular functions.
MORA Microbial Defense: anti-inflammatory, broad spectrum antiparasitic (both protozoa and worms) herbal combination tincture with some antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.
PARSLEY Detox: an herbal tincture that aids detoxification of man-made toxins and biotoxins from the liver, kidneys, lymphatic system and interstitial space (the space between the cells).
PINELLA Brain/Nerve Cleanse: an herbal tincture that eliminates neurotoxins from the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system.
SAMENTO Microbial Defense: immune-system modulator, anti-inflammatory, broad-spectrum, antibacterial herbal tincture effective against Borrelia burgdorferi and the co-infections.
SEALANTRO Metal Detox: a combination of sea weed, chlorella and cilantro extracts that mobilize from the tissues and bind heavy metals, various radioactive substances and other positively-charged toxins, especially in the gut, so that those items can be eliminated from the body.
SERRAPEPTASE: an enzyme derived from the serratia bacteria in the gut of silk worms; this enzyme digests fibrin covering over and hiding microbes in the body, digests fibrin attached to the capillary wall (thus improving oxygen transport into the tissues) and aids in the digestion of microbial biofilm.
SPARGA Sulphur Detox: an asparagus herbal tincture that detoxifies the body from sulfa antibiotics and other sulfa drugs which can block the detoxification pathways.
STEVIA Microbial Defense: Commonly known as a sugar substitute and sweetener, the Cowden protocol’s version of stevia (which is a whole-leaf extract) has been proven in lab studies to be more effective at killing Lyme bacteria than most antibiotics, and it can also eliminate the cyst versions and biofilm of the bacteria by 90%. (See study).
TAKUNA Microbial Defense: Derived from the bark of a South American tree, takuna is an antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory that is effective against influenzas.
Zhang All-Herbal Protocol:
Dr. Qingcai Zhang, practices Chinese herbal medicine in New York City, and has become a respected authority on many auto-immune diseases, viruses and especially Lyme disease. His protocol incorporates traditional Chinese herbs and proprietary formulas he has developed using his own extensive research and treatment experience, and the protocol itself is well-respected and has a great track record among Lyme patients.
Practitioner Gregg Kirk has a personal 10-year+ experience with the Zhang protocol and has been helping Lyme patients understand it and utilize its best use for more than a decade.
ZHANG PROTOCOL PRODUCT DETAILS:
Allicin: Allicin is commonly used together with HH as a first-line treatment for chronic Lyme disease. It is a specific extract of garlic that has high antimicrobial properties and can cross the blood brain barrier. For patients with a sensitivity to garlic, Allicin may not be recommended. Substitutes are R-5081, Coptis and HH. Allicin may also be a bit of an antisocial supplement as it does make you radiate a strong smell of garlic while taking it. You can try a chlorophyll supplement to reduce this effect.
HH Capsule: HH is commonly used in combination with Allicin. HH has wide spectrum antimicrobial effects and can be used safely for long-term treatments. It is also anti-fungal and can reduce the risk of Candida infection, usually caused from long-term anti-microbial and especially antibiotics use.
Coptis: Coptis is used in combination with Allicin, HH, and R-5081, depending on your protocol. It is also a broad-spectrum antimicrobial like HH and has many similar properties.
R-5081: This is a traditional Chinese medicine formula that has been used to treat syphilis for hundreds of years. Since syphilis and Borrelia are both spirochetes, the same treatment is employed. R-5081 can be up to 50% effective in treating syphilis even in chronic cases. R-5081 is also a broad-spectrum antimicrobial and an antifungal. If you can’t use garlic (Allicin), replace those caps with R-5081 and Coptis.
Circulation P: This is a must for all Lyme treatments because it increases blood flow to cells, and helps to repair inflammation-damaged tissues. It also helps your immune cells clean up the inflammatory proteins that settle and cause more damage.
Arteminisin: Artemisia is an anti-malarial herbal that has been an effective treatment for Babesiosis (one of the common co-infections). It is recommended that patients treat Babesiosis for at least 2-3 months with Arteminisin or general Lyme treatment may not be effective. The most common symptom of Babesiosis is night sweats, sweats in general, fever, chills, fatigue, headaches, muscle pain and anemia.
Supplemental treatments to help with symptoms:
AI #3: This is an immune-suppressive treatment that reduces the symptoms of muscle aches, joint pain, fibromyalgia, skin rashes, allergies, vasculitis, severe Herxheimer reactions, Raynaud’s, Sjrogren’s and autoimmune antibody production. The maximum dose is 5 caps/day. Once the symptoms subside, the dose should be reduced to 1 cap 3X/day. When symptoms are relieved, then AI#3 should be discontinued, and it should not be used for more than 3 months.
Cordyceps: Cordyceps mushroom helps improve energy level, increases circulation and enhances immunity. It was previously only found above 10,000 feet in the snow on the back of a species of caterpillar. This made Cordyceps the treatment of the elite, due to its rarity and cost. Now Cordyceps is grown in cultures and is available on a wide-spread and affordable basis.
Puerarin: Increases brain function and helps with the brain fog, which is a common symptom among Lyme patients.
HerbSom: A natural, gentle, effective and non-addictive sleep aid that doesn’t cause drowsiness in the morning.
Ultimate Lyme Support System:
This box of four spray treatments (each in 2 oz. bottles) developed by Results RNA includes the following support systems for Lyme disease patients: 1. ACS 200 Extra Strength (Anti-bacterial, Anti-viral and Anti-fungal) 2. ACZ Nano Extra Strength (Remove Toxic Heavy Metals, Reduce Herxheimer) 3. ACG Glutathione Extra Strength (protecting, healing and rejuvenating) 4. ACN neuro Extra Strength (Neurological System Rejuvenation). When taken together, the Ultimate Lyme Support System is highly effective in the broad support of Lyme disease and tick-borne disease co-infections. See more info or purchase this item in our store.
Vitamins & Supplements:
We carry and can recommend an array of natural supplements base upon a patient’s medical history. These products include parasite treatments, Lyme and detox sprays, medicinal mushroom extracts for immune and nervous system support, supplement powders, herbal teas for intestinal support, and water treatment & filtration systems. Visit our online store to browse and purchase these items, and please contact us if you have any questions.
Kratom Herbal Teas:
Kratom is a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family native to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea where it has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. It is legal in all states in the U.S. except for Indiana, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Vermont. Kratom has many uses but most patients take it to curb chronic pain. Depending on the variety of the herb, patients also take it as a relaxant (red vein) or as a stimulant (green & white vein). We currently carry red, green and white strains of kratom and can provide information on its best use. Browse kratom in our online store.
Lyme Disease Consulting:
A full-hour consultation is available with Gregg Kirk to discuss your current Lyme disease symptoms, current and past treatments, and potential treatment adjustments and new protocol ideas. Gregg is a former Lyme patient of 15 years who has gone into full remission using several methods to achieve optimal health. Click here to set up an appointment.