I am really grateful to the things I have read here about lyme disease. I am grateful for people's sharing their practical experience about their anilmals health. It really calmed me down and informed me. Thank you so much for this site.
I have Lyme disease and am being treated by a Lyme doc. Please understand that you can waste precious time using unproven remedies to kill this spirochete, the Lyme bacteria. Science shows that this very slippery critter is VERY hard to get under control. It not only likes to hide out in joints, but also loves the heart, brain, and the nervous system. I was fearful of taking antibiotics, so started with a very capable naturopathic physician. Tests are important to not only verify what you have, but to check to see what other coinfections have piggybacked on to your weakened immune system. Each coinfection also has a particular way of being treated - and some of these are quite tough in their own right. You are likely to have more than just the Lyme Borrelia. I started with a ND, and later, after doing a bit of reading, chose a good Western Lyme doc, the most direct route to getting well. They are worth it - the longer you have this disease, the more challenging (and expensive) it is to come back from. I chose to go from herbal Lyme killers(cat's claw and Japanese knotweed), to antibiotics and am doing fine after 2 months. I have my brain and much of my energy back now! I think it is crucial to use probiotics alongside the antibiotics several times daily. I wish that best for everyone!
Los Angeles, Ca
Santa Ana, Ca
Bill, thank you for the info you have given me so far. I'm sure excess ca is causing a lot of my extreme pain. But what if there is something I don't know? I've only given you the info I know so far. eg. I have lyme disease - told to me by an energetic healer - I have my reservations about them - other tests are mostly unreliable. BECAUSE I have followed your suggestions, mg citrate, enzymes, chanca piedra, vco, chlorella many of the other remedies you and Ted kindly offer.
Because the organs are all breaking down & I am truly suffering. This is my last chance.
I took GSE w/ OO for 30 days at the max dose (15 drops in water or juice twice a day) and was walking normally again after 3 days. Unfortunately, I should have done it longer since it came back 5 years later.
Lyme is a 3 stage disease. They can lie dormant for a long time and then resurrect in mutant form.
If I had the chance to do it all again, I'd would have added 1/2 tsp celtic sea salt per day to get the cysts out of their hiding in the cells, added honey for its anti-microbial enzymes to break them down, and then make sure that I'm boosting my immune system with healthy foods and detoxing at the same time. They depelete minerals so I'd up my doses of vitamins. I'd do zinc every day. Hot baths (they hate temperatures above body temperature).
Grand Forks, Nd
Ten Mile, Tn
The Swiss Alps
New Haven, Ct
In June of this year I was bitten by a flea removing a dead rodent from the property. A month later (after bloodwork) I was diagnosed with Lymes Disease. The antibiotic they put me on required me to stop breastfeeding. It was traumatic and the medicine made me very ill. After 4 day and 6 pills later, I quit.
I decided to treat the Lymes as a parasite, rather than a bacteria. I used my zapper for four days until the medicine was out of my system, and went back to breastfeeding.
Heat has been my best friend ever since. Hot drinks, hot weather, hot spices, I am having great luck with cayenne, garlic and ginger. Am heading to the store now for coconut and almonds. Anything with heat, folks, will kill your Lyme parasites. I was at the point where my arms and legs no longer functioned, I couldn't hold my children and I couldn't form a cohesive sentence. Heat, heat, heat!!!
Lead Hill, Ar
Below is a link to a biofilm and nano bacteria remedies. Anyone suffering from a serious illness or chronic disease would benefit from this information. It is the most concised information I have come across and well referenced. The article is very long but well worth the study. It will take the guess work out of figuring it out yourself. This site does sell product which you don't have to buy. It would be ashame not to post this site as it could help so many.
Lyme can be cured, and the earlier you do so, the better.
The summer before last, my wife found a tick that had been attached to her for some time. then she got the classic bullseye rash of Lyme disease. She became extremely sick, lots of pain all over. She went from her normal high intelligence and being very articulate to being in a fog, unable to think, to remember, to finish a sentence she started.
Being extremely worried, I began searching online. I found where some actress I'd never heard of (not being up on current popular culture) who lived near Lyme, Connecticut, caught Lyme disease. Having had it for about a year and a half, she was in terrible shape. The standard antibiotic treatment had not worked for her. Reluctantly, she allowed a friend to drag her to a chiropractor's office, where she was treated with a Hulda Clark zapper.
Now, we have owned and used one for many years, and it has worked to rid us of various bugs that were going around. In those cases we did the normal protocol. You hold a copper handle with a damp tissue wrapped around it, 1 in each hand (or stick 1 down each sock, to leave your hands free), and connect the 9 volt battery to the zapper. For 7 minutes it runs a very weak DC current through you, which you likely will not feel, or maybe very slightly. Pause 20 minutes, zap again 7 minutes, pause 20 minutes, zap a third time 7 minutes. You are done.
For Lyme the chiropractor had this actress zap for 7 minutes every 20 minutes for 4 hours straight. She felt no different. The next morning she felt great! She was told to come back in 10 days and repeat the above treatment. She did and has been fine ever since. Out of 16 friends she had do this later, the only one who failed to get well had had Lyme for over 10 years, and had too much irreversible damage, alas.
I sat my wife down and timed the treatment for her. Next day she felt fine. Repeated 10 days later. She has been fine ever since.
You can buy zappers online. Spend one or two hundred bucks if you want, but we use the $15 kind (it cost 10 originally! ) and it works great. Somebody bench-tested one of those, and it fit Hulda Clark's original parameters the best of all, anyway. Or look up the plans and make your own, if you have the skills. The first one we owned was made by a friend of a friend, and it's circuit board was set in a tupperware container!
About 8 months ago, I received the alarming diagnosis that Lyme Disease had been found in four of my organs. I had traveled to see a well known alternative doctor in South Florida and, regrettably was not able to return for follow-up visits. I did, however, agree with the diagnosis and was having terrible brain fog, emotional issues, lapses in memory and chronic diseases. I later found another alternative doctor who prescribed hydrogen peroxide therapy and another product. There was rapid improvement in my mind and body but I've had to quit the product because it aggravated my IBS symptoms.
The hydrogen peroxide baths and taking it internally have done miraculous things for me.
Here is the protocol for Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy using 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide: HP baths: ( 1 to 2 cups of HP in warm water for 20 minutes 2 times a week. Oral HP. Begin with 1 drop of HP 3 times a day, gradually increased to 25 drops 3 times a day.
It is essential to use spring or rain water for the baths. City water or other treated water is NOT recommended and is counter productive. Because I couldn't find options, I did try one bath in city water but it aggravated my eczema. I live in Tennessee and I have a TRUE friend who is willing to have me come to her house to bath in her spring water twice a week. I have not been able to make my visits due to schedule conflicts and now I am hurting again from the Fibromyalgia and other joint pain, although the brain fog is still much better.
Note: I always precede the oral treatment with a bit of crystalized ginger as it can cause gas and sometimes a little nausea. I also use plenty of moisturizer (coconut oil) following the baths to avoid dry skin.
I am leaving for a few months to care for my mother, but I will have to find a way to take a bath in purified city water. I have a large shower in my mother's house but I have to be creative. I am thinking I will purchase a small cattle water tub to use in the shower area. I will use prill beads to purify the city water then heat that water with a water tank heater like farmers would use, or a with crock pot beside the tub. I don't want to make the water too hot as it may diminish the effects of the hydrogen peroxide. The tub will need to be portable but not metal as prill beads ( magnesium oxide) can be corrosive.
There is lots on the internet on Prill beads.
My sister has been bitten by a tick and has Lymes Disease. Has anyone had success with H2O2 and Lymes Disease?
Jupiter, Florida, USA
Cocoa Beach, Fl
Fountain Inn, Sc
I am wondering why you don't have ledum x30 listed in your remedies. I found it here in my my initial search for help in Lyme's Disease. Further research shows a lot of promise but you don't list it. Do you have other research that shows a problem with it?
EC: We have no more info on it. If any of our readers have experience with it, good or bad, please let us know.
I just want to say first of all that I have never had Lyme disease but I have been using Lugol's iodine for years and when I feel the onset of the flu I use a protocol put forward by Dr. Stephen Fisher who used iodine to cure malaria and influenza in Zambia and has years of experience using it for those reasons. I tried his protocol but was scared at first because the most iodine I have ever consumed in one sitting was about 8 vertical drops of Lugol's 5%. I read more about it and discovered that taking his protocol is perfectly safe as he was using it on individuals who never supplemented with iodine.
The protocol for flu is 20 drops four times a day for 1 day and the following 2 days 10 drops four times a day. When I was sick I was unable to get out of bed pretty much, sick as you can be without being hospitalized. I started the protocol and completed the first day, I went to sleep and the following day I was 99% better, had energy, was up and about, no more headaches, appetite returned. All that remained was my secondary infections (sinus mostly). I used a neti pot to get rid of my sinus infection and continued my day 2 of the iodine protocol just in case. It cured my flu! Since then I have used it several times to cure my flu and it works every single time.
Now regarding Lyme, this is caused by a bacterial infection, influenza is viral. Both bacteria and viruses cannot survive lugol's iodine, it's not even a close battle. If I was diagnosed with Lyme I would uses this influenza iodine protocol and feel very confident it can cure you. Why the medical community refuses to look at non pharma solutions is beyond me but I think this can really help people. If I had Lyme disease I would do the protocol and then wait 1-2 weeks and do it again until the bacteria was gone from my system and I felt much better. At proper dosage and duration I truly believe Lyme can be eradicated from your system. I hope this helps some people who have seemingly tried everything.
I've been researching this crazy illness for years and through the hard work of others have uncovered some truths about this disease which almost put me in a wheelchair.
First, killing the adult spirochetes in blood stream is easy but they have found that immediately when stressed these parasites either morph into dormant spheres and are covered in biofilm made up of polysacharides and protein. These spheres are hard to kill and antibiotics are mildly helpful to these persisters. Pulse dosing is better than steady dosing. Combination antibiotics are better than single bullet.
They found that .05 percent clove, cinniamon, oregano oils are better than antibiotics, Selenium and sulfur are helpful upon biofilm too. Some people do enzymes like serapeptase or EDTA . However, the other part to this equation is the fact that these spirochetes actually infest and hide in your red blood cells. Attaching microscopic evidence that is shocking but helpful. I am in remission now and my blood samples have zero spirochetes. I used a the only patented Lyme treatment in the world. It is ionized copper. To watch this copper do its thing is amazing to watch.
ENJOY and LEARN. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFwm0HiuB9s
For anyone suffering with Lyme disease – this is what cured me.
I suffered with Lyme, it's co-infections, and toxic metal poisoning for over 30 years (toxic metals like mercury are common with long-term Lyme). I was bitten at least 40 times growing up in Connecticut. I have taken many kinds of antibiotics and done many forms of chelation none of which ever cured me. They helped, but never cured. What finally did it was drinking Himalayan salt and vitamin C on an empty stomach every day and taking NBMI (Boyd Haley). The herx's are brutal and so I almost quit especially the one around the 9 to 11 month point, but I'm glad I pushed through. After 12 months I stopped feeling symptoms altogether.
It's been a little over two years on Salt/C and now I'm at the point where I can stop the treatment. I make EDTA suppositories and take it at night 80 mins before bed. I wait 60 mins and then take an NBMI suppository and go to bed. I have not found any chelator as powerful/effective as NBMI and I've tried them all. There are many other things I do like the baking soda protocol (most effective candida killer I've found especially from taking all those antibiotics through the years) and the liver/gallbladder flush from Andreas Moritz. I have done around 30 of them and passed thousands of stones.
It thereby unblocked my liver and it's pathways (what a difference it makes!). Now when I do a flush – no stones come out. I also find drinking magnesium chloride every morning on an empty stomach extremely helpful (at night before bed is good too). Drinking all this salt- you should monitor your kidneys, but from what I've read problems only arise in about 5% of the population. I also believe drinking it on an empty stomach is important. I have no food 2 hours prior and no food an hour after. In the beginning I did this 3 to 4 times a day.After a few months I only did it once or twice a day. After the big 9/11 month herx- I have only been doing it once a day in the morning. After 30+ years of suffering horribly there is no doubt this fully cured me.
I find that taking the amino acids – Lysine, Glycine, Glutamine, and Threonine on an empty stomach also very helpful. I also take a high quality whey protein (on an empty stomach) every day to raise the glutathione levels. I take many other vitamins – ones that Dr. Mercola has been recommending for a long time (Krill oil, Astaxanthin, Vitamin B complex, etc). I also bought tanning beds for Vitamin D. For sleep – I find that the combination of l-theanine, lithium orotate, melatonin, and ashwagandha works great. I also take organic whole husk psyllium and apple cider vinegar about 20 minutes before a meal. I make my own fermented veggies and sometimes whole fat yogurt for probiotics.
It's important to know the difference of a water soluble vitamin and a fat soluble one. Water soluble needs no food 2 to 3 hours prior and 1 full hour after, so morning after waking up is an ideal time. Fat soluble should be taken with food/fat/oil for maximum absorption. I find most people don't know this, but it's very important. If you've ever taken a B-complex vitamin and later your urine was a funky color- you had food to close to taking it and you just expelled most of all the nutrients. Taking it on an empty stomach will yield the proper results. I also oil-pull for a half hour every morning prior to eating as well.
Another common symptom of Lyme is constipation. Make sure you're going at least once a day. If you're having trouble- drink enough Salt/C and magnesium chloride and you'll go. Either that or do an enema/colonic.
Lyme also really messes with your hormones. Look into Bio-Identical hormone therapy especially if you're over 35. I make my own DHEA/Pregnenolone suppositories and I also take progesterone almost daily. Women should look into estrogen as well. I take hormone holidays just like Dr. Mercola talks about. Your thyroid is another gland that will often be affected by Lyme, so I highly recommend eating seaweed every day. I eat a 1/2 teaspoon of bladderwrack every day with food.
I also like using a far-infrared sauna (I built my own using Dr. Wilson's guidelines online) every two days and drinking essiac tea prior (bulk-essiac organic) on an empty stomach. I also drink some organic black coffee while in the sauna because I find it makes me sweat much more, but some people may not be able to tolerate this. I remember prior to doing my liver flushes I was unable to drink coffee at all- it used to make me feel terrible. I drink lots of water in the sauna- you can buy reverse osmosis systems very inexpensively now. I add some Himalayan salt and little baking soda to the water to remineralize it. I also sometimes add a pinch of borax to help remove fluoride. I recommend the borax protocol as well.
Intermittent fasting was also a big one. I do this almost every day. I choose to do it in the morning, so I can have a social life at night- plus it ties in with all my other protocols for the morning. Many people also recommend Cat's Claw, which I also took during all this time as a water-soluble supplement every day, but I don't believe it did much. Salt/C along with everything else was very apparent to be working.
There's no doubt everything else I spoke about has a profound healing effect.
Taking Diatomaceous Earth every day was also helpful. When I first started taking it- I could feel parasites moving out of my intestines.
I highly recommend reading more here on earthclinic.com and mercola.com
I've used a combination of 2 detox protocols to cure candida AND Lymes. YES!! it is curable.
I want to say at the outset, I believe it requires at least a commitment of a year for this reason. Candida leaves spores in the body that bloom at change of season. So while you may be feeling great after 3 months, pesky little spores may bloom, and you are revisited by the symptoms that you had just seen leave. Anything fungal will include parasites. And parasites leave eggs and larvae. They burrow and hide. For those reasons, I wanted to do a year minimum. And I will do a refresher once or twice annually for the remainder of my time here. 🙂
The first detox was a change of food which can become a lifestyle change if you wish. Or once finished you can return to a menu with more variety. The most important thing is to avoid ALL processed foods, and all non-organic food, all GMO food, and all pasteurized foods.
(Pasteurized foods are those that can be rich in probiotics building a strong healthy microbiome, if only they weren't literally “cooked to death”. Pasteurization heats the food to 165 degrees or above to kill off any bad bacteria–AND all the good (probiotic) bacteria! Before pasteurization, wine and cheese were full of probiotics. That helps the pounds from packing on! Make your own (once you're all healed), and enjoy these foods guilt-free.
By the way, do not use probiotic supplements. There are thousands of strains of probiotics, and in the very best probiotic supplements, which by the way are PROCESSED, have at most only a dozen strains, and have been found to be of very little help. Dr. Mercola did a study on homemade sauerkraut (EASY) vs. the best of all probiotic supplements.
The results? One spoonful of homemade sauerkraut gives you more probiotics than an entire bottle of probiotic supplements.
Meat can be ok if it is pasture-fed, given no antibiotics or growth hormones. It's more expensive than standard meat, but not as expensive as hospital bills to treat illnesses that rob you of your health and life. Interestingly, if you haven't learned yet, antibiotics are a huge problem and given out far too often (to humans), creating these fungal/candida/Lymes problems. Even worse, 80% of all antibiotics produced in America are given to our animals that are raised for food. You may be avoiding antibiotics, but if you buy standard meat or milk, you're getting more there than if you took a dose yourself!
Two natural antibiotics are: 1) Colloidal silver, and 2) a combination of 3 essential oils: (Put into an empty capsule, 5 drops On-Guard, 5 drops Mellaleuca (Tea Tree Oil), and 3 drops of Oregano). Take up to 4 times daily.
The opposite of Pasteurized is RAW. Make sure you read labels before buying anything. Even health foods like RAW Kombucha are being developed differently than if you made it at home. And many supplements are the worst offenders. Look at “other ingredients”. If you don't recognize the long words you're reading, do you really want to put it in your body?! Companies get away with a lot using “natural flavors”, which may or may not be anything close to natural.
The food detox was created by a doctor in the 1940's and 1950's, primarily first for tubuerculosis (skin, lung, etc), and then shifted focus to cancer and any other chronic illness. When you heal, you heal everything.
Nice side note: Within the first several weeks or couple of months all of the bumps on the back of my arms went away. Sleep, which had not been good, became AMAZING. And any calloused/crusty spots on the bottom of my feet went away on their own. I had NO idea all of these things were due to toxins in my body.
This particular detox is not a brand, so I think I can mention the name. It's just a book or a documentary that teaches you EXACTLY how to eat for 2 years. You buy or grow your own food. It's the Gerson Therapy and involves juicing, coffee enemas, eating oatmeal, and fruits and vegetables (as much as you want–seriously I was never hungry and extra weight fell off easily).
It detoxes every organ of your body. You follow it for 18 months to 2 years–which is the length of time required to completely regenerate the liver, one of our most major detox organs– if you're reversing/curing cancer or a chronic illness. When you do the detox, it does become a lifestyle, although when you've completed it, you will likely add in other healthy, non-toxic foods (organic, non-GMO, non-processed and not pasteurized) and continue a couple of weeks of detox annually, the rest of your life. You really can't get sick eating this way, don't feel deprived, and really feel great.
*NOTE: Since I had severe systemic candida, as well as Lymes, I couldn't handle the homemade (delicious–not gross like what you buy at the store) carrot juice. I stuck with green juice only and couldn't even tolerate fruit. Within 6 months, I was able to eat fruit! And that's with a very severe case of these. I had been bedridden for 10 years.
Because we fight so many more toxins today, I added a fungal (candida, lymes, mold, morgellons, bacteria, virus, etc) component to my life that is so simple. Many companies are now producing supplements from the Mimosa Pudica plant. Anytime you have anything fungal in your body (if you've ever taken antibiotic, birth control pills or steroids–top 3 causes of disruption of our intestinal flora–or if you have chronic symptoms or illnesses–allergies, cancer, skin conditions, ALS, IC, IBS, MS, fibromyalgia, chronic infections or colds, etc), parasites accompany, which is a good thing.
They “carry” the highly toxic fungal material so that you're able to detox without off-the-chart die-off. I've had systemic candida for 20+ years, and had never found a cure. (MP is part of the cure. Heavy metals, including any in your teeth, must also be removed.) Also it's great to know that these fungal issues are one of the most common root causes of any chronic illness.
The seed of the MP plant is the first step of the cleanse. The cleanse cures all things fungal, and in my body, for 8 months, I unloaded parasites non-stop 2-4 cups (up to 1 litre) daily. I had no idea I had any parasites. But the parasites sop up all the fungal stuff out of your small intestines (and the rest of your body, and all your organs), and eliminate them via the colon.
The MP seed gets gelotinous when wet, and grabs and adheres to anything in the small and large intestines and drags them out. Since the parasites and its contents aren't killed, there is little to no die-off. (Candida alone has 90 different mycotoxins). It had felt like I could get die-off just thinking about a cleanse. Ha! Was amazed when I was able to use this MP supplement (which many companies are making) and never have one drop of die-off. I did use coffee enemas as I was accustomed to them, but don't know if I needed them.
I was fortunate to find a company that produced an MP supplement that is very high quality. Organic, non-GMO, no excipients or fillers. (The founder of the company was a naturopathic doctor who himself struggled with Lymes for more than a decade.) They have a great protocol outlined, with other supporting supplements for those who need to clear their detox pathways, etc, and offer a free online Q&A session every week. I have learned so much. Search on Amazon or google to find any Mimosa Pudica supplement.
Lastly, I'd feel remiss if I didn't mention that there is no need (and in fact it is a waste of time and money) to be tested for candida, lymes, parasites, mold or anything else. These things can be in all areas of the body, and even a cultured stool test may not find parasites that reside in areas of the body that tests have no access to.
Also, most tests only look for a few of the thousands of parasites and pathogens exists. I passed every magazine or online candida test I took–looked like I was in perfect health. I was finally tested for candida 5 years ago, and while the blood test I took the very same week as the stool test I did, the blood test returned a negative result, but the stool test confirmed what I had suspected for 20 years–a very severe, systemic infection. Most lab tests will return false negatives.
Btw, everyone has yeast candida. It's part of a healthy microbiome. It's when the candida morphs from its healthy yeast form into its fungal form, that it becomes problematic.
LaFayette, New York
I believe I have had lyme disease (ld) for 4 years. The test from Igenex said I came in contact with the disease although I can't get a firm diagnosis, at least not from any doctor here. I never had the rash but I have a bruise on my back that I've had for at least two and a half years now. I had a lot of the symptoms attributed to ld following a night where I woke up with flu like symtoms. Since then I've been to Jamaica and was bit by sand fleas. These bites come and go. I don't know if that's because of the lyme or not. I am currently taking pre and probiotics, enzyme supplements, omega 3, b12, d3, and I recently started sarsapirilla, cat's claw and lysine. If anyone has any other suggestions I would really appreciate them. The biggest problem I have right now is inflammation in my joints.