I’m a bit late in blogging about being well for 11 years now from chronic lyme. Been very busy and not spending much time on the computer..
For those who are reading this page first I became well using Dr. Jernigan’s protocol from his book “Beating Lyme Disease”… I still continue to detox (detox baths, dry skin brushing, internal cleansing such as a gallbladder liver cleanse that I do ~ instructions are on my blog, etc.). I will probably detox for life! I believe that we live in a toxic world and by detoxing it keeps me healthy..
My advice to others would be if you don’t feel better in a couple of months on your current protocol then it’s time to look into other protocols. What works for one may not work for another..
I suggest reading books such as Stephen Buhner, Dr. David Jernigan, etc. to learn more about this disease. There is a new book out that I haven’t read yet by Connie Strasheim called “New Paradigms in Lyme Disease Treatment” and Dr. Jernigan is in this book as well as 9 other doctors..
There are also free video’s as well as articles on the Internet thus avail this to yourself as you never know what you may learn! Go to youtube and search Hansa Center and you find many free videos that can help you..
Become your own advocate: all it takes is some researching on your own. I don’t believe anyone should suffer while trying to get better as there are better ways to get better without suffering! Yes, I am proof of that. You don’t have to suffer a herx (which really translates that you are full of toxins).
Detoxing should not feel good when one first starts as it’s a cumulative effect. The more you detox the better you will feel, yes, I promise you that. Don’t give up after the first few detox baths, you are ridding your body of toxins so of course it’s not going to feel great.
Stress is another factor in healing. Find out what causes you the most stress and find a way to lower it if you can. We all have stress in our lives and sometimes it’s worth it to find a counselor and talk to them about your problems.
Look for those sunrises and sunsets, they are there waiting for you just as the beauty of nature is. Take a moment and enjoy watching birds fly or even enjoy the beauty of a flower blooming! If you look hard enough you can find beauty in almost anything.. Yes, even those snowflakes landing on my face can bring about a smile. I guess it’s those little things in life that give me pleasure.
Yes it’s been 10 years for me that I have been healed from chronic lyme, woo-hooooo!! I’m sure that I have been bit by ticks as well as other vectors that carry lyme bacteria but I never became sick. I think I know the answer as to why which is I learned so much when I was sick that I incorporated all those tools into my everyday life.
Tools? My box of tools consist of detoxing as much as I can (I don’t detox everyday), dry skin brushing, exercise, eating as healthy as I can afford to, keeping my stress levels down which is not always easy as life is full of surprises many of them unpleasant and some we have no control over..
Yes, it’s January 7, 2016 and I must admit I am worried about my Mom who recently turned 90 and is suffering from high blood pressure, showing signs of early dementia. I am not ready to lose her and I wish I didn’t live 6 hours away from my Mom but I try to visit her as much as I can. So I am feeling stress from that…
On the bright side of the coin I am feeling really good physically and mentally, been on a diet (low carb), learning new recipes to keep my immune system strong and this past weekend I made fermented sauerkraut for the first time! I have to wait at least 7 days before I can refrigerate the canning jars. I am really curious to what my creation will taste like!
From Dr. Mercola who I subscribe to:
I feel lucky that there is a farmers market in town where I buy organic veggies so I know I am eating healthy and not GMO foods. I can’t afford to buy 100% organic so I do the best I can with what I have.
I really don’t have much to say about chronic lyme except it was a nightmare when I was living it but I learned so much from being sick that it turned my life around for the better and may it be the same with you! Learn as much as you can, watch the free online videos from reputable doctors who explain how the body works, yes, there is a wealth of information out there! One just needs to know where to look..
Wishing all a healthy and happy 2016!
I don’t know if I started life having an open mind or my life experiences caused me to think outside the box. I do remember always being curious even as a little girl and questioning most everything. Thus I guess it’s simply my nature.
Yet I know many people (family members as well) who do not question situations, their health, the doctor they see, etc. Many doctors I have seen resented it when I questioned them but my view was I hired this doctor to help me so that gave me the right to ask questions. If the doctor became defensive (which happened so many times) I never went back and sought a different doctor. But that’s me!
I feel bad for many who remain sick after years and years. I ask myself why are these people not seeing any improvements? Are they afraid to seek out other opinions? I don’t know. Some doctors just keep on prescribing the same old thing month after month even when they see no improvement in their patients. Why do doctors keep on doing this? I think it’s because they are making money, buying big homes, driving their fancy cars, and the list goes on.
To be blunt my mind is open to new ideas, new information, whether it’s about herbs, healthy foods, new ways of detoxing, etc. I enjoy researching not only lyme disease but other diseases that affect my family and friends.
My view is we hire our doctors to help us and if they are not helping then darn it, fire them! Go find another doctor who may be better and really listen to you! Do you shop around for clothing? Well, why not shop around for the right doctor? Again, you are paying for their service. Your doctor is not your boss, you hired him so he/she works for you.
I believe having an open mind and listening to your body is beneficial to your health.
Having side effects from medications that your doctor wants you to use? Question your doctor! If he/she is not open to your questions then it’s time to move on and find someone else or try a different protocol.
Many people won’t like what I have to say but Antibiotics are big business not only for Pharma (pharmaceutical companies) but also for your doctor. When I was in my 20’s I shared a house with another young lady who worked for a pharmaceutical company and the more drugs she could get the doctors to use the more money she made.
My personal belief based on my own experience is that botanicals (herbs) work better (with less side effects) compared to conventional antibiotics. There are many wonderful books available in which a person could empower themselves and start learning how to be their own advocate. After all, it’s your body and the more knowledge one has about their disease or health the more one can take charge of what direction they want to use to get better.
Wishing all good health!
Hard to believe it’s almost the end of December 2014, where has the time gone? Too fast for my liking if I do say so myself.
It’s about 9 years since I healed from chronic lyme disease and ehrlichiosis, wow! I wish I had an exact date but I don’t since I didn’t keep a journal. Yet, the memories of the years when I was sick is fading and a part of me wants to remember the agonies I went through so I could help others so I try to cling on to those dark dreary days when I had no hope but it’s getting harder and harder… Those horrible memories have been fading away…
I don’t remember every detail but certain memories are still embedded in this mind of mine. What I remember most is losing the use of my legs and crawling around on the floor like a wounded animal, dragging myself and using all the strength in my arms to pull myself up on counters so I could wash myself as best as I could, cook a tiny bit, etc. It was such a relief to drop down on the floor and get myself back in bed again. Those stabbing pains inside my legs made me scream out in pain, yes, that was the worse pain I had from chronic lyme. Today I know what caused that pain, toxins. How little I knew about toxins and detoxing back then. We live and learn don’t we?
I was alone and didn’t have a support system so it was up to me, every facet of my life. Yes, those dark days when I wanted to give up and call it quits for good. But I had 2 furry children (brothers) who were my life and I said to myself “who would take care of them if I were no longer around?” So I pushed on.. I really didn’t have a choice. Do or die. I loved my furry children so much!
Today I do volunteer work (I believe in giving back), help others (not only with lyme disease but people who are disabled in other ways) and have my own business. I still continue to detox (take detox baths, dry skin brush, etc.) to keep myself healthy. The only supplement I take is Green Vibrance.
I’m not afraid of getting bit by any vectors that may carry lyme bacteria because I know all the tools, yes, I have learned much. And because my body is healthy if I was bit or if I have been bitten in the past, my body will kill that bacteria by itself… I would have never thought that I would have learned so much about toxins, diet, detoxing, etc.
May 2015 be a wonderful year for all that read this!
Low Body Temperature by Dr. David Jernigan
Buy a thermometer and save your life. Knowledge is the best hope and gives you the courage to strive to be a leader, to where you can teach and lead a society as a whole that tend to sustain a destructive lifestyle.
One of the very common findings I have noticed with my patients is a low body temperature or at least a very unregulated distribution of temperature in the body. So, I want to give you a reason as to why you should always rejoice in a fever and be thankful you have a fever. I am finding that our population is cold, therefore, I hear, “I never got sick and now I have a serious illness, I don’t understand.” So, today, take your temperature and your family’s temperature, to see if you are “normal” or cold.
Your core body temperature is the temperature taken under the tongue. When human physiology books refer to the “normal” core body temperature it is presented as a range sometimes listed between 97.0-99.0°F.
Understand that the “Normal Range” for temperature or even the normal ranges in blood tests are based upon the average person of our day. That is why “normal” changes periodically, because as our average population continues to get sicker the Normal Ranges must be adjusted. So in this discussion I am speaking about what is an optimal core body temperature – 98.6-99.6°F.
Much emphasis is usually placed upon feverish conditions; however, a low body temperature is a much more sinister condition. Where a fever can be viewed as an active developmental and corrective process of the healthy body, a low body temperature can never be viewed as a normal or healthy condition, nor is it a mechanism for a learning or developmental process in the body. A low body temperature creates a happy home for viruses and chronic infections, and is a sign of degeneration and gradual cellular death.
Low body temperature is the plague of the 21st century. People with low body temperature have a weak reaction to even the most ideal medicines and therapies. As the body’s core temperature becomes cold, the energetic crystalline matrix experiences a systemic collapse and the tissues condense. The cooperative and collective intelligence of the human organism is short-circuited as the body temperature cools. As a result, all cellular functions decrease. There is a decrease in the production of all hormones, neurotransmitters, and other body chemicals necessary for normal healthy balance. As a result, there is an increased susceptibility to infectious disease. As temperature drops, the acidity of the body increases and the normally predominantly negative polarity of the cells become more positively charged.
The colder the body becomes, the more prone the person becomes to depression and other psychological abnormalities and all degenerative illnesses of the body, mind and spirit.
Until the causes of the lowered temperature are addressed and corrected, the best that can be hoped for is only temporary or mild improvement of symptoms and a gradual but steady overall decline in health.
Viruses prefer and promote a cold environment and replicate at a much more rapid rate when the body is cold. Viruses are killed and further replication is impeded by maintaining a warm body. Some bacteria such as Lyme spirochetes also prefer and promote a cold environment and can remain in a chronic state as long as their cold environment is maintained. Therefore, in the interest of the prevention and treatment of any viral, bacterial, or chronic illness, this topic must be understood.
The ultimate body coldness is seen in death. When observing a corpse many clinical gems can be gleaned and correlated to degenerative states of human suffering. In death, the blood and lymph fluid of the body solidify and the body becomes stiff and cold. In the same way, many chronic cold illnesses such as Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, diabetes, and cancer, we see that the body becomes progressively colder. As the body cools, the electrical oscillations of the fluids in the body slow down and there is a shift in the body’s polarity which promotes infectious microbes and cancer.
We can see the same principle of what happens in the body by observing the same dynamics in a water molecule. When the electrical oscillations of a water molecule slows down it becomes a solid, ice. As we speed up a water molecule’s electrical oscillations it liquefies and ultimately becomes a vapor.
The colder a body becomes, the slower the electrical oscillatory rate and therefore the thicker, more viscous, or syrupy the body fluids become. The more viscous the fluids become the more difficult it is for the body to push the fluids through the body. The lymph fluids that are normally supposed to bathe the outsides of all of your cells become progressively stagnant as it is too thick to move efficiently. Now, consider the fact that just like your skin is constantly dying and flaking off and being replaced, so it is that every cell in your body is in a constant state of dying and being replaced. Only now the cold, syrupy lymph fluid cannot wash the dead cellular debris away.
As a result the body becomes a toxic waste dump!
Keep in mind that the body has been too cold possibly since birth, due to suppressive medicines, vaccines, fever reducers, heavy metal and chemical toxins, and energetically dead foods. The retraining and resetting of the body’s thermostat is just the beginning of healing the body of chronic illnesses. The normal body temperature must be held steady possibly for a year or more in some cases before the body can undo the damage of a lifetime of coldness.
Everyone can afford a simple thermometer. Track your temperature when you first awaken in the morning, before even getting out of bed. This reflects your core body temperature, when it is not being influenced by what you just ate, drank, or your activity level. Many of you will likely be surprised to see just how cold you already are. This is the result of generations of suppressive therapies and an imbalanced life. You must save yourself.
Many doctors will undoubtedly say that you need to take a thyroid medication to bring up the body temperature; however, this is the same mentality of taking a Tylenol for a headache. If you don’t believe me then ask anyone on the prescription thyroid medicines what happens when they go off of the medication? The body returns immediately to the previous cold condition. Definitely support the normal functioning of the thyroid, by detoxification, organic iodine, and nutritional support, but see the coldness for what it really is, a sign of multi-organ system breakdown, and longstanding or even generational imbalance. Besides, it is really the hypothalamus that regulates your core body temperature, along with your degree of motivation and sex drive. The hypothalamus is actually “upstream” from your thyroid. It helps the pituitary regulate the thyroid.
The healthy body has daily temperature fluctuations (diurnal) with the coolest temperature in the early morning hours, and the warmest being in the evening between 8-10 pm, after having rested for half an hour. Tracking of the difference between morning and evening temperature should reveal, in a healthy person, a difference of at least 0.9° F (0.5° C). People with a low body temperature and an overall degenerative condition will find that this temperature variation is minimal. Another unusual finding of dysregulated body temperature is that the evening is often colder than the morning reading.
The body’s best chance at long-term healing increases in direct proportion to the restoration of normal body temperature and its normal diurnal fluctuation.
You and your healthcare team must address your body from every direction and with every balancing tool available. You can never truly overcome this condition with pills. Therapies must engage and reactivate and stimulate the rhythmical, metabolic, and nerve/sense aspects of your body, addressing the body, mind, and spirit.
In a cold body there is always a disruption of the rhythmical aspects of the organism; that part of you that establishes balance between the metabolic and nerve/sense aspects of your body. No other medicine can restore this better than Iscar®, a European, injectable, prescription homeopathic medicine. Iscar does not artificially cause the body to heat up in the way many dietary supplements do, such as ephedra (ma huang) commonly used in weight loss supplements.
Other supporting therapies designed for restoring the rhythms of the body must be applied. These therapies might include color and sound therapy, hot and cold contrast therapy, life-activity planning, breathing and voice therapy, rhythmical massage therapy, curative movement therapies, and indeed, every other treatment from your doctor will address in some way the rhythmical aspects of your body. Peat (wool) clothing and oils also have unique properties that make this natural plant fiber ideal in the restoration of the warmth organization of the body.
Low body temperature must be addressed to bring the body back to balance. The temperature must be elevated to end the dying process of the body and to help the body eliminate the cellular debris or the “sludge” in the body.
For more information of how to raise your core body temperature please refer to the book, “Beating Lyme Disease” written by Dr. David A. Jernigan
Treatment: (Even though Iscar is the primary treatment, if you cannot incorporate Iscar injections, do as many of the following therapies as possible and track your temperature) (For your convenience, there is an order form in the back of this book.)
Temperature monitoring and graphing (upon awakening, and between 8-10 pm after a 30 minute resting period)
Infrared Sauna Therapy – detoxifies body and restores circulation of blood and lymph.
Dry skin brushing morning and evening (Entire body)
Bath Therapies: Nutritive bath, Detox bath #1 and #2: take one bath per night before bedtime, alternating in the above sequence.
Mustard foot baths: at least once per day, preferably in the morning or early afternoon.
Peat/wool blend products (I recommend at least the mattress pad and comforter)
Peat/wool socks: wear all day, especially in cold weather
Peat/wool shoe insoles: always
Peat/wool kidney wrap: worn during waking hours, especially in cold weather
Peat/wool hat/cap: indoors and out due to the fact that heat escapes through the head as heat rises.
Peat/wool bedding: mattress pad and comforter
Peat/wool apron computer shield: whenever using a computer
Peat/wool seat cover: good for putting underneath a laptop computer when using it on your lap.
Equisetum Oil (Wala/Raphael) over kidneys: apply over kidneys 2-3 times per day
Cuprum/Nicotiana Ointment (Wala/Raphael) apply daily to soles of feet morning. (If using the Mustard foot bath in the morning, apply ointment afterward)
Solum Uliginosum Oil and Bath Essence… This oil and essence is great for restoring the warmth organization of the body. They also are beneficial for chemical sensitivities, and those suffering from weather-change related sensitivities. The oil and essence are low odor products made in Germany, both can be added to a bath for all over body application. May be applied as needed.
Iodine Skin Test and Treatment (see instructions in book)
Daily Color Therapy: follow instructions in book.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Two 1-hour sessions per day for first 5 days, then two to three sessions per week thereafter.
Chiropractic spinal, pelvic, and cranial alignments combined with specific homeopathic, nutritional, glandular, and myofascial support using Bio-Resonance Scanning™, or other body circuit balancing technique…as dictated by your healthcare professional.
Chi Oxygen Exerciser®: work up to 20 minutes per day. (Or other movement therapies)
Dietary Changes: see Dietary section dealing with low body temperature.
CRT (Computerized Regulation Thermography) tracking of progress.
Cleansing the liver bile ducts is the most powerful procedure you can undertake in order to improve your body’s health. A liver cleanse should be done twice a year if possible. Ideally, it should be part of a semi-annual kidney/liver/parasite cleanse the sequence of which is very important and enhances the overall results.
Ingredients to get ahead of time:
Organic Apple Juice (or homemade)
Olive Oil ~ Cold Pressed Virgin should be used
Fresh grapefruit and lemons. Do not use concentrate or store-bought juice. Make your own. Enough to squeeze 1/4 cup of lemon and 1/2 cup of grapefruit juice for the cleanse itself. If you cannot get grapefruits then use only lemons or vice versa.
Ornithine (optional) ~ 4 to 8, to be sure you can sleep (I did not use this)
Suitable jar with non-metallic lid to shake your mixture well and gulp it down
1/2 cup of lemon/grapefruit juice ~ Use a couple of ounces of this juice each time to help get down the Epsom salt solution (four feedings) if desired
1/2 teaspoon of Vit C (ascorbic acid) powder (optional) – Use 1/4 teaspoon to lessen the effect of Epsom salts creating undue loose stools
Drink apple juice for three days preceding the liver cleanse. For these three days, eat frugally, if you must, and then only small amounts of raw unprocessed fruit and/or vegetable salads. Every day take at least one full quart of high quality, unfiltered, preferably home-made apple juice. You should be able to see the sediments on the bottom of the container. The pectin in the apple juice helps to soften and flatten the stones in the gall bladder and liver. This will also help their passage through the bile ducts. This semi-fast also empties the intestines of their food content and makes the collection of stones less problematic.
Choose a day like Saturday for the cleanse so that you can rest the next day. Take no medicines, vitamins or other pills that you can do without. They could hinder success of the cleanse.
Stop any parasite cleanse or kidney cleanse the day before.
Eat a no-fat fruit breakfast and light fat-free lunch such as cooked cereals with fruit but no butter or milk. This allows the bile to build up and develop pressure in the liver. Higher pressure pushes out more stones.
2:00 PM. Do not eat or drink after 2:00 o’clock. If you break this rule you could feel quite uncomfortable later. Get your Epsom salts ready. At 2:00pm, mix 4 heaping tablespoons of Epsom salts in 3 cups of water, add 1/2 teaspoon of Vit C powder and pour this into a jar. This makes four servings, 3/4 cup each. Please keep in mind that the first serving begins at 6:00pm and the 2nd serving for the evening is taken at 8:00pm. The other two required servings are reserved for the following morning.
Place the jar in the refrigerator to get ice cold (this is for convenience and taste only). Take an optional rectal enema before 4:00 PM with distilled (not chlorinated) warm water to clean out your large intestines of any unwanted fecal matter. The cleaner your intestines are, the easier it will be for the stones to be eliminated. Besides, if you want to see just what you will be eliminating, it is more appetizing to look only for stones and not be turned off by pungent stool.
6:00 PM. Drink one serving (3/4 cup) of the ice cold prepared Epsom salts water. If you did not prepare this potion ahead of time at 2:00 PM, mix 1 heaping tablespoon in 3/4 cup of water now. You may add 1/8 teaspoon of vitamin C powder to improve the taste and to avoid ‘the runs’. If you have no vitamin C powder then add a little citrus juice to improve the taste; but this is entirely optional. You can certainly drink a few mouthfuls of water afterwards or rinse your mouth. Get the olive oil, lemons and grapefruit out to warm up a bit.
8:00 PM. Repeat the above by drinking another 3/4 cup of Epsom salts water. You have not eaten since two o’clock, but you won’t feel hungry. Get your bedtime chores done now. Don’t answer your telephone and be prepared to stay by yourself for the balance of the evening. The timing of the actual cleanse is relatively critical to achieve success. Do not be more than 10 minutes early or late for anything that follows next.
9:45 PM. Pour 3/4 cup (measured cup) of your high quality olive oil into the pint jar. Pour the prepared 3/4 cup of squeezed grapefruit and lemon juice into the measuring cup, adding this to the oil. Close the jar tightly with its lid and shake briskly until well mixed, almost watery. Only fresh squeezed juice will do this.
Now visit the bathroom one or more times, even if this makes you slightly late for your ten o’clock drink. Be ready to go to bed and STAY in bed. Don’t clean up the kitchen. Do it the next day.
10:00 PM. Take the solution to your bedside if you want, but drink it standing up. Drink the potion you have mixed. If you have them, take four optional Ornithine capsules with the first sips to make sure you will sleep through the night. Take eight if you already suffer from insomnia. Get all of it down immediately, if possible. Very elderly, or weak persons, should space this over a period of five minutes.
Lie down immediately. The sooner you lie down, the more stones you will get out. Put your knees up to your chest in a fetal position. Lie on your right side for at least half an hour. The oil/citrus juice mixture will go to your gallbladder and liver. These organs will not know what to do with THAT much oil emulsion, so they will spasm and throw off all the available bile – plus stones, gravel and crystals.
One half hour later – you may turn on your back with a good thick feather pillow. Try to think about what is happening in the liver. Think loving thoughts – your liver is sensitive and responsive to feelings of resentment, vindictiveness and hate. Try to keep perfectly still for about half an hour or at least 20 minutes. Visualize the cleansing action taking place. You may feel a train of stones traveling along the bile ducts like marbles. There is little likelihood of pain because the bile duct valves are open – thanks to the Epsom salts.
Relax and go to sleep. Let nature do her thing. Tomorrow you will be cleaner, much cleaner, and also healthier than before.
Next morning (early): Upon wakening, take your thirddose of prepared Epsom salt solution. If you have indigestion or nausea (highly unlikely), wait until this is gone before drinking the Epsom salts. Don’t take this potion before 6:00 AM. It would be best if you don’t get up and have someone else give you this potion. This drink will act as a mild laxative and provoke several later loose bowel movements. Drink more water than usual to replenish lost liquids.
2 hours later. Take your fourth (the last one – Thank God!) dose of Epsom salts. Drink 3/4 cup of the mixture. You may go back to bed if you like.
After 2 more hours you may get up and take something into your empty stomach. Start with some fresh-made fruit juice. Half an hour later, eat some fruit. One hour later you may eat regular food but keep it light, uncooked and natural. By supper of the next day (Sunday) you should feel fully recovered and ready to slay a dragon.
How well did you do?
Expect diarrhea in the morning of the second day (Sunday). The ideal way to see what you are actually eliminating is to defecate into a white porcelain bowl or large white plastic bucket. The bowl or bucket is used instead of the toilet to also see the reddish crystals which collect at the bottom of the bowl (the stones float on top) and those crystals would ordinarily be lost somewhere at the bottomless hole in the toilet and you would have missed them. If you don’t care to see the crystals – by all means, use the toilet.
Another way would be to use the toilet and look into it for the stones with a flashlight. Look for the greenish kind, since this is proof that they are genuine gallstones and not food residue. Only bile from the liver is green. The bowel movement (if there is any) sinks, but gall and liver stones float because of the cholesterol content.
Eventually, you may have to eliminate up to 2,000 stones, in several sessions, over a period of a year or so, before the liver is clean enough to rid you of all allergies or upper back, or other symptoms, permanently. The first cleanse may rid you of them for a while, but as the stones from the rear of the liver travel forward, they might give you the same symptoms again. For best results, if this is the first time you do this, repeat the Liver Cleanse two weeks later because the liver cleanses in stages – moving deeper toxins and debris and parasites into lower and more shallow areas of the liver tissues.
You may repeat this gallbladder/liver cleanse at two-month intervals until no more stones come out. Then, do the cleanse as a maintenance every six months. Two tablespoons of fresh olive oil per day will provide optimum liver performance.
Never purge when you are ill. Pregnant mothers should consult their pediatrician. The elderly should do this purge under the supervision of a health specialist. Drink lots of water during the second and third day.
Sometimes, the bile ducts are full of cholesterol crystals that did not form into round stones. They appear as a “chaff” floating on top of the toilet bowl water. It may be tan colored, harboring millions of tiny white crystals. Cleansing this chaff is just as important as purging stones.
How safe is the liver cleanse?
It is very safe. Professionals and individuals have conducted thousands of liver purges, including many persons in their seventies and eighties. We have heard nobody ending up in a hospital, and none reported pain. The author, in over a dozen years of private practice, has never seen any complications. This liver purge could make you feel a little uncomfortable for a day or two thereafter. Stirred-up toxins are in solution, begging to be released.
The above procedure contradicts many modern medical viewpoints. Gallstones are thought to be few, not thousands. They don’t get linked to pains other than gall bladder attacks. It is easy to understand why this is thought: By the time you have acute pain attacks, some stones are in the gallbladder, are big enough and sufficiently calcified to be seen on X-ray, and they have caused inflammation there.
When the gall bladder is removed surgically, the acute pain attack is gone, but bursitis, allergies, digestive problems and other symptoms recur and get worse. Stones are not thought to reside in the liver. If the liver is operated upon, only the largest and worst offenders can be removed – yet uncountable stones, gravel and crystals remain in the already clogged liver, which has not improved at all. The truth is self-evident: People who have their gallbladder surgically removed, still eliminate green, bile-coated stones with our liver purge. Anyone who cares to dissect these eliminated stones can see that the concentric circles and crystals of cholesterol match textbook pictures of “gallstones”, exactly.
In the highly unlikely event that you feel waves of pain reaching up to your throat, you might have a gallstone stuck in a bile duct. Clay-colored stool is evidence of bile duct blockage. Epsom salts can relax that bile duct in 20 minutes. Take a heaping tablespoon in 3/4 cup of water but only on an empty stomach or you may feel quite ill. Taking a large dose of Valerian herb, 6 to 8 capsules four times a day, including bedtime, may also help to relax the duct.
If you do get relief, you can be sure it was a spasm of the bile duct system. The magnesium in the Epsom salts relaxes spasms. It would be best to clean the liver a number of times (at two week intervals unless too ill) to try to dislodge the sticking gallstone. If this does not relieve the pain then you need to consult a medical professional. It is advisable to drink copious amount of water during the second and third day, when you eliminate the waste matter and body fluids as well. This will prevent dehydration.
Usually it is recommended to kill parasites and cleanse the kidneys first. But if your throat pain is severe enough, you might just zap the parasites and go ahead with the liver cleanse at once.
To obtain permanent liver health, one should control the intake of high fat foods such as ice cream, potato chips, salad dressings, cheese, butter (excess), cream and exorbitant amounts of milk (more than 3 glasses a day).
Feelings of resentment, vindictiveness, belligerence and hate are destructive to liver health. Avoid these at all cost!!! Forget the ‘bad’ others have done to you and forget the ‘good’ you have done to others. Learn to forgive!
Localized Ammonia Production by Lyme Spirochetes
By David A. Jernigan, D.C.
Using “Direct Resonance Testing” to test for the presence of ammonia in the brain and other tissues of 50 chronic Lyme patients; all patients were positive for ammonia over some area of their brain. Several other doctors have confirmed this finding. A direct resonance test functions based upon the fact that every bend, rotation, or atomic bond of a given molecular structure, such as NH3, has a certain resonant frequency. When two substances similar molecular frequency come in close proximity to each other they will tend to vibrate “sympathetically” through harmonic resonance.
This is a simple test that can help screen Lyme patients for the presence of ammonia in various regions of the brain. I have found virtually every Lyme patient tests positive to having ammonia in specific locations of the brain.
It is possible that at least one of the potentially many types of neurotoxins produced by Borrelia burg. is ammonia. I postulate that the various and many neurological symptoms seen in LD are the result of small amounts of ammonia affecting localized areas of the brain, as opposed to the brain swelling due to liver problems, which affects the astrocytes of the entire brain.
The way I see it is that Bb release NH3, which is converted to glutamine, by way of the glutamine synthetase pathways, leading to localized swelling of astrocytes. Depending upon the severity of infection and tissue environmental issues, including pH, temperature, oxygen levels, emotional state… the amount of ammonia could cause variable and cyclical worsening of symptoms.
Localized astrocyte swelling would be aggravated by changes in barometric pressure, due to the fact that any intracellular swelling is going to swell more when there is less atmospheric pressure on it, as in the case of falling barometric pressure before a storm, thereby causing a worsening of symptoms. Weather-related worsening as seen with moon phases and prior to storms are a common complaint in LD.
All of the ammonia-related pathological changes predispose these individuals to cerebral allergies, due to alterations in the blood brain barrier, subsequently allowing larger molecules to pass through to the brain. Neurotransmitter receptors and function is impaired and possibly the most common symptom – altered brain energy metabolism leading to cognitive brain dysfunctions, the total fatigue of the mind when forced to read, talk, or think for extended periods.
The Bb in joints and musculoskeletal tissues may be creating symptoms due to the conversion of NH3 to nitric oxide (NO), which is well documented as causing multiple pathological processes, including sepsis, hyperactive inflammatory processes, and joint pain. Direct resonance testing has revealed that the liver and heart are often testing positive to accumulations of NH3, which is not being converted into urea or nitric oxide.
Lyme-ammonia encephalopathy may explain why Cholestyramine, an ammonia sponge of sorts, provides some relief in LD. However, in that ammonia is only a byproduct of Bb, we can hope for symptom relief only, by using ammonia-clearing products. This is perfectly fine since many LD patients cannot tolerate the herx of the increased toxic dump experienced when Bb are killed.
A possible treatment would follow that of Trypanosoma gambiense, another producer of ammonia in the brain. Eflornithine (Difluoromethyl-ornithine- DFMO) was considered a “Resurrection Drug” although it was subsequently dropped from production due to poor economic value, in that most of the people needing it were poor Africans suffering from Sleeping Sickness, which is not too far removed from the fatigue and sleep disorders of chronic LD.
Since DFMO is no longer on the market, I have been using several supplements. L-Ornithine, a simple amino-acid. Ornithine degradation provides glutamate for ammonia detoxification into urea, which can then be excreted via the kidneys. The best ammonia-clearing product I have been able to come up with is a combination of chlorella, molybdenum, beta-sitosterol, and silphium laciniatum. I have researched and developed two novel use botanicals, silphium laciniatum and Pale-Spike Lobelia Extract. The silphium is used in a frequency-matched formulas called the “Neuro Antitox Formulas,” which have been targeted to the specific areas of the body being most affected by the neurotoxins. The Pale-Spike Lobelia extract is a single ingredient that is highly synergistic with the NeuroAntitox Formulas. The changes we have seen in LD patients via FACT testing (Functional Acuity Contrast Test), sometimes called a Visual Contrast Sensitivity Test, are remarkable.
The FACT test is admissible in a court of law to verify the level of neurotoxin interference in brain tissue. It takes only 5-10 minutes and can be performed by the doctor’s staff. With the NeuroAntitox we have been able to demonstrate consistent improvement of FACT scores, within a week of oral supplementation. Improvement continues almost universally on repeat weekly testing. Symptomatic relief follows the detoxification of neurotoxins, such as ammonia and heavy metals. It is suspicioned by this author, that there is a life-sustaining synergy between the ammonia and the Lyme spirochetes. This suspicion is due to the fact of the more rapid than usual clearing of Lyme spirochetes from detection via resonance testing.
Once the ammonia levels are cleared and the Bb microbes are reduced, supplemental L-arginine can be taken in the morning to “wake up” or energize the brain. (L-arginine should not be taken in the presence of ammonia. Research reveals that NH3 + arginine and manganese increases nitric oxide (NO) up to 53% in astrocytes, leading to increased brain swelling). Armed with this knowledge, health care professionals would be wise to instigate a protein poor diet for Lyme patients, during treatment to minimize aggravations from arginine.
The “Direct Resonance Testing,” molecular vibration phenomenon is not theory. Complex molecules may contain thousands or even millions of atoms. How they bind together creates an electromagnetic “signature,” which is extremely precise and specific to the type of molecule. It is this molecular resonance that enables a doctor to perform a simple, quick test to determine the presence of ammonia in the brain or any other tissue. The same can be done as a quick screen for Bb, using a fixed Bb specimen.
To perform a direct resonance test the doctor will need a vial of pure ammonia. A muscle strength challenge should be performed to identify a strong muscle, preferably using the deltoid muscle with the patient’s thumb pointing towards the feet. The muscle should “lock” immediately when challenged, without being spongy. Once a good strong muscle has been identified, hold the vial of ammonia over various areas of the brain, testing to see if the previously strong muscle goes weak when the ammonia is held over any area. Due to the temporary neuromuscular interference caused by the harmonic resonance of ammonia in the vial with the ammonia present in the brain, the strong muscle will go weak. The best effective treatment can be identified by adding the corrective substance, be it the liquid botanical supplement, Pale-Spike Lobelia, the encapsulated NeuroAntitox Formulas (Jernigan Nutraceuticals) or prescription Cholestyramine. To determine the best corrective substance hold the vial of ammonia and a corrective substance over the same spot where the strong muscle went weak. If you have found the proper corrective substance the former weak muscle test now will go strong.
In summary, I know of no other testing method that provides such immediate confirmation of localized NH3 as the Direct Resonance Test. Localized ammonia is present in virtually every chronic LD patient, either from the spirochete or other indirect mechanism. We have found ammonia wherever Lyme spirochetes reside in the body, but primarily over the liver, heart, teeth, and cranium.
I must say that all of our LD patients are either on Borrelogen or Microbojen or both while taking the NeuroAntitox Formula and Pale-Spike Lobelia Extract (not to be confused with Lobelia inflata), as well as a strong systemic proteolytic enzyme supplement, such as Wobenzym-N, Nutrazyme, or Vitalzyme. Therefore, to reproduce our good results may require one to follow this type of protocol. More on the Lyme toxin issue can be read in our new book, “Beating Lyme Disease; Using Alternative Medicine and God-Designed Living.”