Sue Vogan hosted the 2012 Physician's Round Table (PRT) in Tampa, Florida on January 26-28, 2012. It was one of the best conferences I have been to. Sue impressed me with her ability to bring together some of the leading doctors in the field of chronic Lyme disease and chronic illness. I absolutely plan to attend in 2013. To learn more about upcoming events put on by Sue Vogan, visit her site here.

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Michael Payne

  • Michael talks about chronic illness as a “toxic cabal” of fungi, parasites, strep, staph, Clostridia, heavy metals, viruses, EMFs, radiation, poor water, fracking, iPhones, cordless phones, Fukushima, and many other factors.
  • Microbes are complex and when it comes to approaches to deal with them such as simple antibiotics, they may be looking back at us saying, “Is that all you got?”
  • There is a “body electric” and we need “flow”. The toxic cabal interrupts flow.
  • Restoring the electric body energizes health.
  • You have to determine what blocks flow and then remove it.
  • When the light goes out (of a cell), you have nothing. Cancer has no light.
  • A great site on frequency and energy medicine is http://introductiontorife.com/
  • In chronic illness, there is no feedback loop to the brain. You need to build the electrical grid. Can you fix bioelectrical issues with biology?
  • Michael talked about the book "The Other Brain". The glia and oligodendrites are like email; astrocytes are like texting; microglia are like tweeting.
  • Vaccinations may destroy the subtle energy / electrical system of the body.
  • Inflammation is the threshold for chronic illness.
  • What happens to children with autism in just a few months is the same as what happens to adults over a period of 40 years. Both lead to a chronic “dis-ease” state.
  • The brain controls the nervous, immune, and endocrine systems. In using the ZYTO, he regularly sees indicators of brainstem inflammation.
  • A neurotoxic brainstem may be the threshold event for hypervascularity and microglia activation in Lyme and autism.
  • Imbalances in immunity allow opportunistic infections to flourish.
  • In autism, there is increased inflammatory cytokine activity and oxidative modification.
  • When the Th1 and Th2 immune arms become imbalanced, conditions such as MS and Parkinson’s emerge.
  • When a parent had a thyroid condition, night blindness, Crohn’s, MS, Parkinson’s, or migraine headaches, there may be heightened susceptibility to vaccine damage in a child.
  • If you have a leaky gut, you may also have a leaky brain (and a leaky vein).
  • The matrix is polluted and dirty. Most people with Lyme are in either phase 4 or 5 of the homotoxicology model which represents a deep level of illness.
  • Payne uses products from Physica Energetics which include homeopathic mesenchyme to help rebuild the matrix and excrete negative materials in the matrix.
  • Payne uses a surfactant replacement therapy called Immusist. May stimulate innate immunity, reduce excess glutamate, and act as neuroprotective. It may also be effective against mycobacterium. It is essentially a plant soap.
  • Payne uses a young tissue extract which may improve amino acid synthesis, reduce cortisol to brain, improve FGF (fibroblast growth factor) and other growth factors, and reduce inflammation.
  • It is important to look at cytokines such as TNF-alpha and IL-6 as well as the balance of Th1/Th2 in order to return balance to the Psycho-Neuro-Endocrine-Immune system.
  • Uses homeopathics to address lymphostasis.
  • The gallbladder is often a bigger issue than liver and lymphatics. It can be like a hose with rocks in it. Gallbladder issues can result in lower body temp, thyroid problems, or having your gallbladder removed.
  • In order to get body temperature to 98.2, you have to clean the gallbladder. To get it to 98.6, you then have to address heavy metals.
  • Methylation – LabCorp now runs MTHFR. Does your pee smell like ammonia? This could be an indicator that a CBS mutation is present and you are unable to produce adequate glutathione. Deplin is an RX for some with MTHFR.
  • Solamar Solution is the treatment program that Michael Payne has developed. It consists of homeopathy, conventional medicine, and homotoxicology.
  • We need whole food therapy (Immusist and Young Tissue Extract), natural detoxification, target nutrition (enzymes and probiotics), advanced homeopathy, Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields, cold lasers, and bioenergetic treatment.
  • Payne uses tools from James Holman at http://www.pulsedtechnologies.com.
  • If you believe that Rife frequencies primarily kill, you have probably missed the key benefits. 98% of the frequencies are earth frequencies, meditative, and supportive with the intent to restore the subtle energy system.
  • A client might get a laser treatment while doing a foot bath and getting treated with a plasma light at the same time.
  • With ZYTO, there are 20 people that really know how to author things and 1,000 that really know how to use it. ZYTO is like handing someone 4 paints and asking them to create the Sistine Chapel.
  • You have to treat the whole toxic cabal at once with the energetic therapy.
  • pH represents potential hydrogen molecules. If your light is low, your pH is low.
  • http://lwtinternational.com/

Dr. Lesley Fein MD

  • When you treat the pathogen, the autoimmune disease goes away in many cases.
  • “I’d like you to tell me what Post-Lyme Syndrome is because I don’t know.”
  • Early Lyme is 6 weeks or less. Late Lyme is untreated for 3 months or more.
  • Spirochetes can be in spinal fluid in 24 hours.
  • Anticardiolipin antibodies are more common in neurological Lyme than Lupus.
  • 50% of ticks she studied have Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. RMSF was more common in these ticks than Borrelia.
  • Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis include non-gonococcal urethritis, Shigella, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Chlamydia (most common), Yersinia, Clostridium difficile, H. Pylori, E. coli, mycobacteria, and vaccines.
  • HLA B27 is present in 65-96% of those with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Bacterial antigens have been isolated from joints.
  • 62% of those with arthritis tested positive by PCR for Chlamydia.
  • For arthritis, Doxycycline alone showed no response but Doxycycline + Rifampin had positive results.
  • For RA, various combinations of Doxycycline, Rifampin, Zithromax, Lymecycline may be used.
  • RA may be related to Lyme, Mycoplasma, EBV, Parvo, and Rubella.
  • Article – Infectious Etiology of Vasculitis discusses many organisms that may be involved in vasculitis including “human immunodeficiency virus, parvovirus B19, cytomegalovirus, varicella zoster virus, Staphylococcus aureus, rickettsiaceae, Treponema pallidum and Borrelia burgdorferi, among numerous others”.
  • Borrelia causes CNS and retinal vasculitis.
  • Article – Rare Infections Mimicking MS by Vesna V. Brinar lists many infectious that mimic Multiple Sclerosis.
  • In Alzheimer’s Disease, spirochetes have been implicated; including oral spirochetes. Judith Miklossy has done studies that show spirochetes in Alzheimer's brains on autopsy. Chlamydia and HSV-1 (herpes simplex) have also been linked. Proved Koch’s Postulates with rats; after Borrelia was introduced, the rats produced amyloid protein. More details here.
  • Ed Breitschwerdt from Galaxy Labs has done incredible research on Bartonella. IGeneX Bartonella FISH test is also good.
  • Bartonella can be found in fleas, ticks, biting flies, mosquitoes, lice, mites, and chiggers.
  • “We” are bacteria. It is a matter of whether or not we are living in harmony with them.
  • Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) and HHV-6 often reactivate in Lyme patients.
  • Viruses insert their DNA into bacteria.
  • 90% of cells in the human body are bacterial; not human.
  • Trevor Marshall speaks mostly in China and Europe. Dr. Fein finds that the ratio of 1,25 to 25 Vitamin D holds up as an inflammatory marker. If ratio > 1.5, this is associated with an underlying infection. As people treat, the ratio becomes normal over time. As 1,25 goes up, inflammation goes up. The ratio can be monitored as an inflammatory marker.
  • CFS is now called ME/CFS. 25% of CFS is induced by Lyme. Bacteria and viruses act as cofactors for each other. Lyme and EBV support each other in culture.
  • CFS patients have low glutathione, low ATP, and high lactic acid. There can be lactic acid in the brain just from reading.
  • Doxycycline repairs joint inflammation; minocycline can be neuroprotective; Rocephin positively impacts glutamate levels in ALS. Antibiotics have properties that go beyond their antimicrobial abilities.
  • Fibromyalgia is related to serotonin depletion. In chronic pain, Substance P is present all the time and there are not adequate inhibitory neurons.
  • 5-HTP, Cymbalta, Trazadone, and Neurontin may help with sleep.
  • Low dose naltrexone (LDN) may block opiate receptors and produce more opiates/endorphins. People become less depressed about their illness and sense of well-being often goes up. It may upregulate the immune system.

Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker MD

  • When he talks about mold illness, he is referring to the molds that are present in the interior environments of water damaged buildings.
  • Antigen detection sets off a predictable innate immune response that persists.
  • The inflammatory response is the source of symptoms.
  • Antigens stimulate differential gene activation. The antigens turn on and off different genes; epigenetics.
  • Infection with Lyme may lead to an inflammatory response and differential gene activation.
  • NIOSH says 50% of US buildings have a history of water intrusion.
  • 60%+ humidity in environment with cover and food can lead to microbial growth.
  • With their emerging PAXGene testing, they can look at genes and see specific fingerprints of mold illness vs. Lyme vs. other illnesses. They can see what is being differentially activated or suppressed and can evaluate the stage of the illness from the point of view of gene activation.
  • This lecture was the first day that Dr. Shoemaker discussed the genomics; has been in progress for several years.
  • Dr. Shoemaker does not trust the Western Blot for Lyme disease. If the illness has a defective antigen presentation, why would one rely on an antibody test as a reliable test?
  • The differential diagnosis for Lyme disease needs to consider mold.
  • With Lyme, those that get sick and stay sick without appropriate interventions are the HLAs 15-6-51 and 16-5-51.
  • 11-3-52B is one of the more difficult ones; these are the people with long wingspans.
  • 4-3-53 is another difficult genotype with linkage to pro-inflammatory cytokines.
  • Dr. Shoemaker requests that if you are practicing medicine without HLA-DR, please stop.
  • MSH and VIP are from the hypothalamus; they regulate other hormones, cytokines, and circadian rhythms.
  • Most people that cannot sleep have an MSH < 35. They have lost regulation of inflammatory control.
  • When MSH is < 35, need to do a nasal staph culture.
  • He can look at the antibiotic resistance factors of the staph culture and tell which people have been to Lyme doctors and used antibiotics. “You create monsters.”
  • People can experience a die-off reaction with MARCoNS as well.
  • One of the newer markers he is looking at is CD4+CD25+ Treg cells via Quest.
  • Treg cells reduce inflammatory responses and autoimmunity.
  • If tissues have elevated IL-6 or IL-17, Treg cells are plasticized/changed and become pathogenic.
  • Treg cell level should be 18, and sometimes people are as low as 2.
  • Dr. Sam Donta found that Lyme makes Bbtox1. Dr. Shoemaker tried Cholestyramine and found that patients got worse. This had not been observed in people with mold illness that did not also have Lyme. There was a surge of toxins / ionophores which set off a cytokine storm. This can be blocked with Actos. Actos knocks out TNF-alpha and lowers MMP-9.
  • Cytokines reduce perfusion in capillaries. The result is 2 ATP instead of 38. VEGF goes down.
  • TGF-b1 causes differential gene activity. Thick fibroblasts result in the lungs. Some things TGF-b1 helps and some it hurts. Normal TGF-b1 is found in collagen. Abnormal TGF-b1 is not held in any reservoir.
  • With Actos, they are using a targeted gene therapy.
  • Proteomics of Lyme Disease – simplifying analysis of a complex illness by looking at the gene activation and fingerprint of the genes.
  • There is no Bartonella test that he believes in today.
  • Genomic healing was only a fantasy but now it is here.
  • Proteomics helps with diagnosis. Proteomics helps you to stop guessing. Guessing is the biggest problem in the Lyme community.
  • 20 minutes of exposure to mold can result in a C4a rise in just 4 hours.
  • Antibody testing for molds is not useful for most of his clients.
  • If you think you have Babesia, he wants to look for hemolysis. Where is the haptoglobin level?
  • If you don’t know the ERMI and want to be healthy, you have to perform this test.
  • Host responses create injury if not adequately controlled.
  • Use Quest for C4a. Use LabCorp for MSH.
  • If using VIP spray and TGF-b1 goes up, you have a mold exposure you did not know about.
  • Less than 1% of patients have dropped out of VIP therapy from elevation of lipase.
  • Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome is coded as 995.93.
  • Dr. Shoemaker is working with Dr. James Ryan from Vero Beach at Proteogenomics LLC.
  • Functional genomics looks at how genes respond to infections, toxins, and other stressors.
  • Transcriptomes are sensitive indicators of disease status and emerging health hazards.
  • They can see a “fingerprint” of a disease condition. Lyme, mold, and other conditions have different fingerprints in terms of the genes that are switched on and off. They can also track the progression of an illness using these techniques.
  • In sick patients with neurological complications, Low Treg cells and high TGF-b1 are often observed.
  • A TGF-b1 over 5,000 is a concern.
  • Prednisone lowers (this is a bad thing) CD4+CD25+. Methotrexate improves CD4+CD25+. Beta-interferon drugs like Copaxone drive up CD4+CD25+. In those with MS, MS drugs may be providing benefit by increasing Treg cells.
  • Treg cells are low in post-Lyme, mold, Rheumatoid arthritis, staph infections, miscarriages, and Ciguatera. High Treg cells are critical to maintain a pregnancy.
  • Treg cells are increased by interferon, VIP, Methotrexate, and EPO (Procrit). They are lowered by IVIG and prednisone.
  • Dr. Shoemaker looked at Tregs in Lyme patients and gave antibiotics to people with various HLAs. It was found that in those with HLA-susceptibilities, Treg cells dropped with antibiotic treatment. They increased after biotoxin treatment and increased even further with the incorporation of VIP.
  • C3a and C4a can be monitored over time, approximately a month, after having been on treatment to reduce them. If C3a and C4a are both high, this suggests Lyme may be a factor. If C3a is normal and C4a is high, this may suggest a mold exposure. This assumes that MARCoNS is not present as this is not a reliable indicator if staph remains unaddressed.
  • For biotoxins, Cholestyramine or Welchol can be used for 30 days. 5 days before and after starting CSM, Actos is used to avoid an intensification response. If Leptin < 7, 2.4 grams of EPA and 1.8 grams of DHA (fish oil) is used instead of Actos.
  • The general approach to treatment is to: eradicate MARCoNS, correct ADH/Osmo, correct androgens (40% of people with low MSH have androgen problems), correct anti-gliadin antibodies, lower MMP-9 (Actos or fish oils), correct low VEGF (Actos), correct high C3a (statins may be used with CoQ10), correct high C4a (Procrit or VIP), lower TGF-b1 (Losartan/Cozaar; VIP also lowers TGF-b1 as well).
  • VIP is used only when VCS is negative, ERMI is < 2, and MARCoNS is negative. It won’t work if you have not addressed these factor first.
  • Dr. Shoemaker generally does a test dose for VIP. TGF-b1 is tested, a test dose is given, and TGF-b1 is retested in 15 minutes. If TGF-b1 rises, there is still a mold issue.
  • If one is still ill with “Lyme” after antibiotic treatment, Dr. Shoemaker suggests testing CD4+/CD25+ and TGFb1 to gather additional information.
  • On top of VIP, the future of treatment may be antagomirs.
  • If one has previously used Rifampin prior to MARCoNS treatment, a double dose of BEG spray may be required.
  • Dogs are a common source of reinfection with MARCoNS.
  • http://www.survivingmold.com
 Note: Subsequent to the lecture above, an update was released with regard to Actos. Additional information is available here.
 

Omar Amin PhD

  • Dr. Amin spoke on Morgellons.
  • His theory is that it is mostly caused by incompatible dental materials.
  • Prefers “Neuro-cutaneous Syndrome” or NCS as a name for the condition as most people also have neurological symptoms.
  • He has exampled 600-700 patients. People that followed the protocol have recovered.
  • Mold is the enemy of Morgellons or NCS.
  • Microbes in the sores are opportunistic from having the sores themselves.
  • Fibers are both fabric and biological.
  • God did not create biological organisms that are blue, red, yellow, or green.
  • Some think the fibers are mycelia (fungus).
  • Black specks are spores of fungal tissue.
  • Fungus does not cause Morgellons. The body is attempting to eliminate toxins which attract the fungus.
  • Paint factories, household cleaners, crystal meth/cocaine users have symptoms similar to NCS.
  • 9 of 10 have incompatible dental materials to which they are allergic.
  • Other toxic exposures can cause the same symptoms.
  • Neurological symptoms (pricks and crawling sensations) often confused with parasites.
  • Itchy cutaneous lesions, pain, and depleted energy are common symptoms.
  • Some substances used in dental material include the same component used by the Germans as nerve gas.
  • Dycal contains ethyl toluene sulfonamide which is a problem especially if one is allergic to sulfa.
  • Toluene is a nerve toxin. Sulfonamide brings a sensitivity reaction and vascular mucoid sores.
  • Systemic “malfunctions” resolve when the patient is detoxified.
  • Zinc oxide and sulfur lotions and creams can make it worse.
  • “Tracks” are congested lymph under the skin.
  • Uses biocompatibility testing to determine what the patient is reactive to or what may be a good replacement option.
  • The opportunistic infections involved in Morgellons are contagious but not the condition itself.
  • There is an accidental connection between Lyme and NCS, but Lyme is not the causal factor.
  • http://www.parasitetesting.com/morgellons.cfm

Dr. Alan Gruning DO

  • Chocolate is a medical superfood.
  • Inflammation is generated from free radical damage.
  • Xocai (a brand of chocolate that Dr. Gruning promotes) may reduce inflammation.
  • 5 kinds of free radicals. Hydroxyl is the worst – causes significant damage in the body. Xocai is highly antioxidant.
  • Selenium is important for thyroid function.
  • Zinc is an antioxidant.
  • CoQ10 helps to generate ATP. By itself, it is a very powerful antioxidant.
  • PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinine) is an enzyme that helps destroy free radicals.
  • Most powerful of all the flavonoids are the epicatechins; most powerful antioxidant on the face of planet earth.
  • Resveratrol, quercetin, dark purple anthocyanins like Acai and blueberry are antioxidants.
  • Top food for antioxidants is cocoa.
  • The amount of antioxidants you maintain is related to how long you live and how healthy you will be.
  • Berries have higher ORACs. Prunes are even higher than berries.
  • Quercetin and Resveratrol are both found in unprocessed cocoa.
  • Each Xocai power square is equivalent to a pound of spinach or berries.
  • 37% reduction in cardiovascular disease with regular use of cocoa. 29% reduction in stroke.
  • Blood pressures drop. Chocolate increases NO (nitric oxide) and is a natural ACE inhibitor.
  • The right chocolate is a good thing for diabetics.
  • LDL drops and HDL goes up.
  • Decreases NF-kB (involved in inflammation)
  • Blocks arachidonic acid pathway the same way COX-1 and COX-2 inhibitors do.
  • Chocolate elevates mood. Natural chocolate does not have caffeine.
  • Improvements with macular degeneration have been observed.
  • Inhibits TNF-alpha (an inflammatory cytokine)
  • Cocoa as a medium is three times better than milk or yogurt to get probiotics into the colon.
  • Cold processed chocolate is best. Xocai is sweetened with blueberry, Acai, and cane sugar.
  • 900mg of flavonoids per day is recommended.
  • Low blood pressure can be an issue in people with low adrenals.
  • Xocai can be used by people with low blood pressure without any problem.
  • No patient gets well without changing their diet.
  • No wheat should be consumed.
  • GMO is intended to increase yield and increases disease.
  • There is no non-GMO wheat in the US.
  • It does not act like wheat in the body. It is a sugar or bad carbohydrate.
  • 2 slices of whole wheat bread is worse than a can of soda or a candy bar.
  • Wheat increases visceral fat which results in inflammation, insulin resistance, and hormone imbalances.
  • Book - "Wheat Belly" is an eye-opening book on the impact of eating wheat on our health.
  • Advanced glycation end-product (AGEs) result in aging, coronary artery disease, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, dementia, arthritis, and skin aging.
  • No dairy should be consumed. This includes cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and sour cream. Goat’s milk may be a better option.
  • No fructose. High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a toxin.
  • Wheat and HFCS are responsible for the obesity epidemic.
  • 1 can of soda per day results in 15.5 pounds a year of weight gain.
  • HFCS is found in Gatorade, soda, and fruit juices.
  • We need 3 meals and 3 snacks a day to balance blood sugar.
  • 15-20 grams of protein three times a day is ideal. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and beans are good options.
  • If there is an ingredient list, don’t eat it. If you can’t pronounce something in it, don’t eat it.
  • Quinoa, brown rice, barley, and millet may be good options.
  • Quinoa contains fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Costco has organic quinoa for about ten dollars.
  • Drink 80 or more ounces of water per day. Reverse osmosis or distilled. Alkaline can be good.
  • Slippery Elm Bark may help with leaky gut.
  • Probiotics, aloe vera, and glutamine are supportive of gut health.
  • Don’t eat unhealthy chocolate.
  • If you sleep too much, this could be related to hypothyroid. If you sleep too little, this could be related to adrenal fatigue and anxiety. 8 hours is ideal.
  • Melatonin, L-Theanine, Tryptophan, Taurine, Magnesium, B6, protein milk peptides, Lunesta, and Zolpidem may be helpful for supporting sleep.
  • Learn boundaries; just say “no”.
  • Holding on to something isn’t fixing it.
  • Be thankful for what you do have.

Aeron Goldheart CEO

  • Subtle Energy Activation devices with Tesla Lights.
  • Ken Bentall is co-inventor.
  • All hand-made.
  • Ken Bentall did study in Montana with Lyme patient Paul Decker.
  • Optimizes the transmembrane potential of the cell.
  • Book - "Life Force, the Scientific Basis" by Claude Swanson.
  • Can charge water on the Tesla lights which raises pH and increases GDV (Gas Discharge Visualization) by 41%.
  • Light energy increases cellular voltage.
  • Bone density of one lady went up 28% in three years.
  • When you are standing, you are in a beta state; when lying you are in either alpha or theta.
  • Lights helps to turn back on state of consciousness and the organisms then start to leave the body.
  • You create an environment that is no longer hospitable to the organisms.
  • AC works from outside in. DC works from inside out.
  • http://www.TeslaEnergyLights.com

Steve Fry MD

  • Presented on FL1953 which is now called Protomyxzoa rheumatica.
  • Has found Ivermectin, Flagyl, and a low-fat diet to be helpful.
  • Studies that have been done on Multiple Sclerosis patients show that patients live longer when on low-fat diets.
  • Likes testing from Infectolab from Dr. Armin Schwarzbach for Chlamydia and Mycoplasma.
  • Biofilm is an aggregate of microorganisms in which cells adhere to each other or to a surface. Bacterial biofilms are a structured community of bacterial cells enclosed in a self-produced matrix according to Bill Costerton, a world leader in biofilm research.
  • Lipids (fats) play a role in biofilms.
  • Biofilms impact teeth, drinking water, paper manufacturing, ship hulls, medical implants, food processing, cooling towers, oil recovery, and much more.
  • Iron, calcium, and magnesium all play a role in biofilm formation; be careful about the minerals that you use as these may add to the biofilms.
  • There are 1,000 organisms in normal oral flora found in biofilms.
  • Biofilms consist of extracellular DNA, proteins, and polysaccharides.
  • Biofilms are microbial cells and EPS (extracellular polymeric substances). EPS may be 50-90% of the biolfilm.
  • Microbes are quorum sensing – biofilm communities talk to each other. Decision making is made by decentralized groups to coordinate behavior. This is used to coordinate gene expression.
  • When microbes come together in a group, it becomes a more complex entity.
  • Biofilms play a role in many diseases including ear/nose/throat, dental, respiratory, urology, orthopedic, chronic wounds, medical devices, catheters, chronic inflammation and osteonecrosis.
  • Many areas of disease in the body are related to biofilms. Coronary artery disease, MS, ALS all have association with biofilm communities.
  • 46/50 children with otitis media (ear infection) had biofilms. Chronic rhinosinusitis is a combination of biofilms and several microbes.
  • Biofilm plays a role in cystic fibrosis.
  • Nanobacteria can be a cause for kidney stones and generates biofilm.
  • In chronic wounds, bacteria is protected from systemic antibiotics and host defenses by biofilms which makes infection difficult to clear.
  • Actinomyces, Acinetobacter, Treponema, and others are found in dental biofilms.
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacteria that is a profound biofilm former.
  • Biofilm infections are difficult to eradicate.
  • The immune system recognizes the infection, but it cannot eradicate it.
  • Items that have been researched in biofilm treatment: Manuka honey, enzymes, multiple antibiotics, bismuth thiols, restricting metals, botanicals, mechanical removal, and EDTA to help chelate magnesium. Magnesium is a main stabilizing force in biofilms.
  • Other substances that are of interest to biofilm researchers include: Lactoferrin, Xylitol, Gallium, Dispersin, Farnesol, RNAIII inhibiting peptide, and Furanone C30.
  • Corneal eye disease may be Acanthamoeba infection (protozoan).
  • Protomyxzoa rheumatica (FL1953) is an Apicomplexa.
  • CCSVI is a very hot topic but is also quite controversial. One has to suspect biofilm communities.
  • Organisms living in biofilm communities are usually not culturable.
  • Biofilms are the rule, not exception. They are ubiquitous.
  • Book – "Biofilm Primer" by Bill Costerton.
  • There is a Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University - http://www.biofilm.montana.edu/
  • Silver is a well known biofilm inhibitor.
  • Ozone is used in industry to reduce biofilms. Not sure if it works in humans, but may break up biofilm communities.
  • Fry Labs does microscopy, serology, and molecular diagnostics.
  • Protomyxzoa is an inflammatory trigger and vascular pathogen.
  • Louis Pasteur believed that all diseases are caused by infections.
  • Some autoimmune conditions include Graves, Hashimoto’s, Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin Requiring Diabetes Mellitus, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, ALS, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's.
  • Thomas McPherson Brown suggested that autoimmune disease is infectious in nature; primarily Mycoplasma. The book “The Arthritis Breakthrough” was written by Brown in 1992.
  • Fry has seen Protomyxzoa and biofilm in CFS, Fibromyalgia, Scleroderma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Parkinson’s, Autism, and other conditions.
  • In their smear testing, they originally identified Hemobartonella which included Hemoplasma. Today, they suggest that Epierythrocytic bacteria is a better term. They rarely find actual Bartonella when doing PCR testing but have found cousins.
  • Even a single organism can protect itself with biofilm.
  • People with parasitic infections are immunocompromised.
  • They have found a host of different types of bacteria in biofilms – Ralstonia, Acinetobacter (commonly seen in many patients).
  • Protomyxzoa is a slime forming protozoa. It produces biofilm.
  • In ALS, 6 of 6 tested had Protomyxzoa. 5 of 6 tested has Ralstonia which is also a biofilm former. They see profound biofilm communities.
  • When one is infected with Plasmodium as a child, it reduces later incidence of Multiple Sclerosis. The efficacy of quinine in the treatment of MS supports this connection.
  • They are able to culture Protomyxzoa now. The entire thing becomes like gelatin and they cannot get it off the microtiter plates.
  • They have seen filaments as long as 3 or 4 inches in some blood samples. When sticky stuff is coming out during a blood draw, it may not be a clot, but may be a filament or biofilm.
  • In CCSVI, filaments of Protomyxzoa may be involved. It is a vascular disease and may lead to inflammation of the vessel or vasculitis.
  • Protomyxzoa has been isolated from Culex tarsalis and Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes. 81% by PCR carried Protomyxzoa.
  • Dogs have Protomyxzoa more than cats and the older the dog, the more likely they are to have Protomyxzoa.
  • Diseases are infectious and a biofilm forming protozoan could be at the heart of the problem.
  • Treatment may include Tetracyclines, Plaquenil, Flagyl, herbs, enzymes, McDougall diet, and mechanical interventions such as CCSVI venoplasty.
  • One should generally not consume arginine, folic acid, or magnesium as these may strengthen the protozoan and thus the biofilm.
  • As for folic acid supplementation, some breads have 5% folic acid by weight. Folic acid may increase cancer risk. Protozoans love folic acid.
  • For autoimmune conditions, antimalarials, antibiotics, anti-protozoals, anti-fungals, anti-biofilm agents, biologics, and dietary modifications may be beneficial.
  • Enbrel may be helpful in some for reducing the inflammatory response.
  • Fry Labs is now working on drug sensitivity studies.
  • CCSVI treatment includes a mechanical clearing or balloon procedure. It runs about 10K. There was reportedly one death from a CCSVI procedure.
  • Stents do not do very well in veins.
  • From the Hubbard Study, about 1/3 feel worse, 1/3 feel nothing, and 1/3 get better with some significantly better. One bedridden runner was running again after the procedure.
  • Protozoans love lipids (fats). The McDougall diet is used as part of treatment. Doxycycline and tetracyclines may target the fatty acid synthesis machinery.
  • Toxoplasmosis is also dependent on fats.
  • Protomyxzoa grows 100 times faster with fats than without.
  • There is a reduction in relative biofilms with the McDougall diet.
  • In some people where they had seen the organism and biofilms, they could not find the organism after being on the McDougall diet. Unfortunately, after starting to eat higher fat content, the microbe was again present and visible.
  • They did a test in people with Protomyxzoa using a 12.5 day water fast and levels of Protomyxzoa dropped to undetectable. Within 2 days of eating again, it was back.
  • Protomyxzoa is found in CFS, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Crohn’s, MS, Parkinson’s, ALS, Autism, Scleroderma, and others.
  • Protomyxzoa is Public Enemy #1.
  • Protomyxzoa loves fat. It is complex. It is drug-resistant.
  • Antiprotozoals or anthelmintics may be good options.
  • Roy Swank Diet – 0 people on a regular diet lived with MS for 30 years. In those on low fat diets, all but 1 was still alive.
  • Protomyxzoa leads to vascular disease and chronic inflammation. There are coagulation impairments and retrograde venous blood flow.
  • Many systemic diseases can be explained as vascular phenomenon.
  • Protomyxzoa is likely transmitted by mosquitoes. Ticks are being analyzed.
  • The protozoan is believed to be the foundation pathogen.
  • It is not an intracellular bug; it is a big bug. Likely exists more on the surface of the RBC, not inside.
  • Patients often get worse when on magnesium. He does not support the use of topical magnesium either.
  • Bismuth may play a role as a biofilm inhibitor.
  • Omega fats from chicken and plants are probably the best.
  • Interestingly, it may be that magnesium is sequestered in the body and not always low as magnesium levels seem to go back to normal when the Protomyxzoa is treated.
  • Dr. Fry previously had a success rate of over 70% with his patients. Since introducing dietary modifications, this has now gone to over 90%.
  • http://www.frylabs.com

Dr. Eva Sapi PhD

  • 30 years after having identified Borrelia burgdorferi, we still don’t have a solution.
  • Her goal is to kill Borrelia, and she continues to work on her ideas in the lab with her research.
  • For cysts, Flagyl, bismuth citrate, Plaquenil, and Tigecycline may be useful considerations.
  • A study done by Barthold showed persistence of Borrelia in mice after using Tigecycline.
  • With Doxycycline, higher doses pushed spirochetes into cyst forms.
  • When you stop Doxycycline, three weeks later, the spirochete level was back almost to the control.
  • Metronidazole (Flagyl) decreases cystic forms and has a minor impact on spirochete forms.
  • Tinidazole was shown to be good for both spirochetes and cyst forms.
  • Plaquenil has been shown in the past to be potentially helpful for cysts. However, this was not replicated by Dr. Sapi’s lab.
  • Alinia may be good for both cysts and spirochetes.
  • Metronidazole and Doxycycline combined appeared to have a very good effect on both spirochetes and cyst forms.
  • Doxycycline + Tinidazole was shown to be the best combination. It appears to be effective against both the spirochetes and the cyst forms.
  • Fluconazole (Diflucan) has a modest effect on spirochetes.
  • Samento and Banderol were studied. Separately, the effect was not that strong, but together, they had an additive effect.
  • After 2 weeks, Samento + Banderol showed a significant reduction of spirochetes and cyst forms.
  • Looking at the spirochete and cyst populations relative to Doxycycline, Samento and Banderol tested better.
  • Doxycycline alone increased cyst forms while Samento + Banderol reduced them.
  • Antibiotics are 1000x less effective when an organism is protected by biofilm.
  • Tinidazole may be useful for biofilms as well.
  • Samento and Banderol both separately showed a biofilm reduction property. The combination was quite effective for the biofilm colony.
  • Biofilms from Borrelia can attach to glass, plastic, collagen, and other substances.
  • Calcium alginate may be a major component of biofilms.
  • Earlier research identified filarial nematodes in ticks. Ivermectin may be useful here.
  • They looked for XMRV in ticks, but did not find it.
  • The lower the oxygen level, the better that bacteria will grow. Borrelia is sensitive to oxygen.
Warren Levin MD
  • Warren Levin suggested that the incidence is too low to suggest sexual transmission.
  • Two different classes of antibiotics are required simultaneously and long term for chronic Lyme.
  • Candida is the most common associated infection in Lyme – up to 75% of people with Lyme have Candida.
  • Wants to see CD57 over 125 twice in a row before ending treatment. Also wants to see C4a normal.
  • Low CD57 is often an indicator of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection.
  • http://warrenmlevinmd.org/

Dr. Armin Schwarzbach MD

  • Borrelia is a chameleon.
  • Only 30-40% ever get a rash or remember a bite.
  • 90% of patients in the first stage are cured with or without antibiotics, but 10% are not and go on to have longer-term illness.
  • There are 1.5 million fresh Lyme infections in Germany per year with 150,000 new people that develop chronic Lyme disease.
  • Conditions associated with Lyme include Chronic Fatigue, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, autism, depression, and thyroid disorders. There is a high association between Lyme and Hashimoto’s.
  • Infertility may be associated with Borrelia and possibly Chlamydia pneumoniae.
  • Ehrlichia is intracellular and can be lethal. Symptoms include fever, knife-like headaches behind the eyes, muscle pain, and neurological symptoms.
  • Babesia often results in night sweats between 2am and 4am. Anemia occurs in some cases.
  • Bartonella symptoms include twitches, tremors, seizures, anxiety, nodules in the extremities. Generally, there are no (or minimal) muscular symptoms with BLO. Elevated VEGF is rare, but it can be used for monitoring treatment when elevated.
  • Infectolab is the lab run by Dr. Schwarzbach. More information at http://www.infectolab.de
  • Rickettsia is intracellular. Some die from heart complications.
  • Borrelia burgdorferi can be intracellular or extracellular.
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae can result in cough, slight throat pain, hoarseness, sinusitis, atypical pneumonia, meningionencephalitis, bronchiolitis, myocarditis, Guillain-Barre. It has been associated with Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, autism, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and many other conditions in a manner very similar to Borrelia.
  • Mycoplasma has been found in ticks. It is also airborne in Chronic Fatigue and Gulf-War Syndrome. The symptoms of Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, and Borrelia are overlapping.
  • Opportunistic infections include Yersinia enterocolitica, Herpes 1, Herpes 2, CMV, Toxoplasmosis, Epstein-Barr virus, Borna virus, Hepatitis C, and Coxsackie virus.
  • He has a coinfection checklist that he created to help determine which coinfections may be a factor based on the symptoms of the patient.
  • Doxycycline, Minocycline, Zithromax, Biaxin, and Flagyl are commonly used antibiotics.
  • Comprehensive treatment often consists of antibiotics, changes in nutrition, supplements like essential fatty acids and probiotics, pain therapy, complementary medicine (homeopathic, biological, Teasel, Cat’s Claw, Resveratrol, Andrographis, Artemisinin), rehabilitation and exercise, stress and relaxation, mental coaching and lifestyle.
  • One can obtain a higher tissue concentration and less stomach problems with IV antibiotics. It is not impacted by GI absorption. You can still get diarrhea with IV antibiotics. Use probiotics to help reduce problems with dysbiosis.
  • All patients have cytokine storms so not worth looking at complex cytokine tests. CD57 is a summary of the cytokine count. It goes down when cytokines are elevated.
  • Commonly uses Vitamin A, B-complex, C, D, Magnesium, CoQ10, EFAs, Probiotics and Saccharomyces boulardii. When depression is a factor, consider 5HTP and SAMe.
  • 86% of worldwide Lyme patients are infected with Chlamydia pneumoniae in his experience.
  • Borrelia, Chlamydia and Mycoplasma are found in the tissue; not in the blood. These infections are epidemic.
  • Treatment may consist of Zithromax or Biaxin combined with Doxycycline or Minocycline combined with Plaquenil or Artemisinin.
Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt MD, PhD
  • Dr. Klinghardt has created a system that generally works better without antibiotics than his peers using antibiotics. There are 20,000 classes of herbs and 5 classes of antibiotics.
  • Alternative treatment is more cumbersome, but it is more joyful when you get there and more congruent in keeping with the needs of the earth.
  • The main symptoms in people with Lyme include a general lack of zest for life, difficulty sleeping, aches and pains, sinus problems, sore throats, light sensitivity, eye floaters, short-term memory loss, weakness, general coldness, and increased thirst.
  • Only 25% of Lyme patients have joint problems. Less than 25% get the EM rash.
  • Most Lyme patients have chronic, low-grade sinusitis.
  • In chronic Lyme, the tooth roots stick into the sinus cavity on a panoramic. Teeth often will die. There is a silent destruction of the tissue in the sinus area.
  • Exposure to EMF fields is often a cause of short-term memory loss. Rate of autism doubles every 5 years. The parallel is the increase in density of microwave radiation that our brains are exposed to from cell phone broadcasting.
  • Average heart rate when he was in med school was 60 beats per minute. Chronically ill patients have a heart rate of 72-90 beats per minute. The higher the heart beat the more chronically ill a patient may be. We are all given an allotted number of heart beats for our life here. The faster your heart rate, the sooner you will die. If the heart rate is still 80, they are not done with treatment. When it is closer to 60, you are closer to being done.
  • Cold extremities is no longer helped by thyroid medications in most people. The time for iodine, selenium, thyroid medications, etc. has largely gone in terms of treatments for cold extremities.
  • Toxicity and infections are major factors in body temperature.
  • Urine specific gravity is very low in most patients. This is often related to a lack of ADH. This is a significant hint that the pituitary has become toxic.
  • We take in water with no minerals and electrolytes but pee out minerals and electrolytes. We become more depleted the more water we drink if the water does not contain these.
  • Dr. Klinghardt is not obsessed with pH. That is a symptom, not the problem.
  • Common symptoms include cough, headache, blurred vision, and strange neurological symptoms: vibrations, sounds, tingling, numbness.
  • Mercury, mold exposures, Babesia, Mycoplasma, Borrelia, and EMF exposure all have overlapping symptoms. You cannot tell by the symptoms what the cause is. None of the symptoms are a real tip as to what is causing them.
  • The less antibody response a patient has, the more serious their condition. When one is clearly positive on the Western Blot, they are in a better shape than one who has a false negative test result.
  • 86% of mosquitoes in endemic areas carry Lyme spirochetes. The United States is an endemic area for Lyme period. "In your entire lifetime, could it be that you have bitten by a mosquito?"
  • Common coinfections include Babesia, FL1953, Ehrlichia, Coxiella, Bartonella, and Mycoplasma.
  • Most important breakthrough is Steve Fry’s work with FL1953 / Protomyxzoa rheumatica.
  • Flagyl or Tinidazole can be important in Lyme. This may be due to the fact that they treat protozoal infections. When these lead to improvement, it may be reasonable to suspect that you treated FL1953, not Lyme. FL1953 is often the key microbe when present.
  • Opportunistic infections include parasites (Lungworm Varestrongylus Klapowi; 80% of people with Lyme appear to have it, helminths, protozoa). He thinks of lungworm when fatigue is present more than EBV. Other opportunistic infections include molds and viruses (Herpes 1, Herpes 2, CMV, EBV, HHV-6, XMRV, Coxsackie).
  • In one study, taking 600-800 mcg a day of selenium led to the infection rate of AIDS dropping close to zero.
  • GcMAF appears to be 100% effective for HIV and likely also treats other retroviruses. It is the strongest treatment in Lyme and autism with wonderful, high rates of success. It does not work, however, if you have not addressed the primary infections first.
  • “The response of the host makes the disease”. It is often not the bugs that create the symptoms, but our immune systems response to them is far more relevant.
  • Many treatments that used to work just don’t seem to provide significant benefit today: hormone therapy, orthomolecular therapy, classical homeopathy, conventional chiropractic, and most of conventional medicine.
  • The treatments that are still working include: amalgam and root canal removal, addressing cavitations, Lyme treatment, parasite treatment, gluten-free diet, mold and EMF mitigation, melatonin, balancing the bite, and ballroom dancing.
  • Treatments that work with a skilled practitioner include: neural therapy, prolotherapy, osteopathy, cranial work, and Sanum remedies.
  • Some of the newer emerging treatments include CCSVI, stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and mold mitigation.
  • ½ of the population are lactose intolerant. Homeopathics in the United States are often put in a lactose base. This makes that patient react now not only to the lactose but to the good thing as well.
  • Homeopathy is dead on arrival in the US. Should use liquids and tinctures and wrap the bottle in foil to avoid EMF contamination. Dr. Klinghardt keeps his homeopathics in protective boxes.
  • Gluten-free diet is not a gluten poor diet. One exposure creates inflammation for 10 days and prolongs your illness for the same duration.
  • CCSVI is the biggest thing in Lyme. Stem cell therapy can be double-edged, but it can be good if used at the right time of the treatment. Platelet-rich plasma good for aging, ligaments, wrinkles, and regeneration after treatment.
  • Dr. Klinghardt talks about the 10 overlooked issues that turn an asymptomatic patient into an ill patient. Parasites (the elephant in the living room), EMF exposure, mold, dental issues (amalgams, root canals, cavitations, electrogalvanism, reactive materials), methylation blocks, HPU/KPU, CCSVI, desynchronized brainwaves (CES Ultra unit from littletreegroup.com; biofeedback), tonsillitis (ozone injections, cryotherapy) and sinus infections such as MARCoNS (uses Symbioflor nasally like a nasal probiotic), decreased regulatory peptides (such as MSH, oxytocin, ADH, VIP, and melatonin). The first four are more causal and the last six are symptoms caused by the primary illness but they need to be fixed to address the overall condition.
  • It is estimated that the detected to undetected parasites ratio in the US is 1:10,000.
  • Dentists are the healers and the destroyers of the nervous system. Metals in the mouth work like antennae for cell phones and other harmful EMFs.
  • Trauma, nutrition, vaccinations, emotional stress, a fall, an accident, and other similar stressors can change the epigenome. The most common mistake is in methylation which is important to silence pathogenic viruses. Methyl-B12 and folinic acid are often used. Folic acid is a synthetic form of folinic acid. Folic acid should generally not be used; folinic acid is best.
  • Over 80% of Lyme patients have HPU/KPU induced by the infections. If the infections can change the body such that it excretes zinc, they disarm the immune system and flourish in the body.
  • The hallmark of inflammation in the brain is desynchronized brain waves. A simple fix is the CES Ultra unit. It is used for 20 minutes in the morning and evening for at least six weeks. It helps to restore sleep. It improves one’s sense of well-being and ultimately, memory is improved.
  • The bad habits of the brain are created by chronic infections. The bad habits last longer than the microbes. Even after the microbes are address, one must still retrain the brain.
  • The tonsils are the beginning of the GALT (Gut-associated lymphoid tissue) which is 80% of the immune system. The tonsils program the entire system. Some may have had their tonsils removed but can still have problems. Microbes live in the tonsils and tell the lymph that the bugs are not a threat. You then end up with cross-reactions like PANDAS (now PANS) or in adults joint and cardiac Lyme. The immune reactions go away when you deal with the tonsil issue. Sinus, nose, tonsils are all the same tissue and must all be considered.
  • Cryotherapy in Germany with Dr. Dorochov leads to an outburst of growth factors, dendritic cells, and immune cells. It is rare that a chronic, late-stage Lyme patient does not get sent to Germany for this procedure at some point.
  • Dr. Klinghardt has not seen good results with BEG (an antibiotic combination) spray in the nose. He instead uses a probiotic called Symbioflor that is sprayed into the nose.
  • When it comes to parasites, the less you look the fewer you find. There is a myth that parasites only exist in other countries and that we require a passport for them to enter the United States.
  • A good article on parasites is “Nuclear Weapons and Neglected Diseases” from Public Library of Science (PLoS). It discusses Leishmaniasis, Chaga’s disease, Toxoplasmosis, and Trachoma. Can be found here.
  • Ascaris creates biotoxins that cause same symptoms as chronic Lyme. Diagnos-Techs is a good option for testing for amoebas.
  • The treatment approach that Dr. Klinghardt uses consists of four main steps. These are: 1) Correct basic physiological parameters (pH, electrolytes, HPU/KPU, constipation, hormones), 2) Immune Modulation (which accounts for most of the symptoms), 3) Detox of biotoxins and exogenic toxins, and 4) Decreasing microbial and parasitic burden. Note that the last step is killing the microbes.
  • You generally do not want to get the immune system going. It is often hyperactive and needs to be wound down; not up. You want to do this without methotrexate, steroids, and similar compounds.
  • For every 0.2 degrees Celsius that the body temperature increase, there will be ½ the number of spirochetes and parasites in the body.
  • For parasite treatment, rectal artemisinin and freeze dried garlic may be considered. Oral Mimosa pudica and frequent colonics can be helpful. Biltricide, Ivermectin, Pyrantel Pamoate, Albenza, Alinia, Metronidazole, and Tinidazole may be used. Parasite treatment often takes months and requires repeated courses.
  • You have to clear out the liver and bile ducts. This is where rectal administration may be helpful such as freeze-dried garlic which is then taken up by the portal vein.
  • Mimosa is approximately 40 times more effective than most RX options. It is also good for spinal cord healing. Can be used in yogurt.
  • Dr. Klinghardt does almost everything without RX options but he does use the RX anti-parasitics.
  • Children with autism do great with deworming.
  • Some of the parasite drugs have an impact on Babesia and protozoans as well.
  • Dr. Klinghardt’s treatment generally does not cause the big cytokine storms. A “healing crisis” is something that happens from being too aggressive and “too German” with treatment. There is a growing belief that a Herxheimer reaction is required in order to get well. This is a bad mistake. A heavy die-off effect is always a sign that we are overdoing it.
  • DMPS, DMSA, EDTA, and D-penicillamine are also good for removing biotoxins; not just for heavy metals.
  • CCSVI leads to iron deposits and demyelination. The demyelinated areas of the brain in Multiple Sclerosis are “venocentric”. Perfusion can drop down to 30-40% in people with CCSVI.
  • They have done over 100 CCSVI scans in people with Lyme and not one has been normal.
  • Endothelial damage from the bugs leads to abnormal blood flow.
  • The skin is not largest organ on the body. The gut is about two tennis courts. The endothelium is two square miles.
  • Microbes create estuaries so they can have a feast.
  • Rickettsia, Mycoplasma, Chlamydia pneumoniae, spirochetes, and many other microbes have been found in venous biopsies.
  • It generally takes 1-3 years of treatment before a patient is ready for the CCSVI balloon procedure. They want to ensure that there are no pathogens remaining in the endothelium before doing the procedure. Artemisinin is often used prior to the CCSVI procedure. Appropriate treatment is required after the procedure as well.
  • They have found that 100% of people with MS, autism, Parkinson’s, and Lyme meet the criteria for being CCSVI positive.
  • In one group, 64% of patients were improved one year after having had the balloon procedure; 56% were significantly improved.
  • In Germany, there is the CCSVI Center. More information at http://www.ccsvi-center.de
  • Centennial Medical Imaging in Las Vegas does CCSVI procedures. They accept insurance. More information is available at http://www.cmilv.com/
  • There is no radiation from the scanning procedure as it uses radiowaves and magnetic fields.
  • Microbes can live in the brain. Borrelia can live in the brain.
  • In Alzheimer’s, they have found Borrelia, Chlamydia, and Herpes Simplex 1 in the brain. It is thought that you have to have spirochetes in the brain to get Alzheimer’s.
  • Bartonella can live in the brain. The teeth of a mummy in Egypt was recently shown to be infected with Bartonella. Bartonella is responsible for jawbone infections and brain inflammation.
  • Dr. Klinghardt likes Fry Labs for looking for Babesia-like organisms (BabLO) and FL1953.
  • If one is thought to be a hypochondriac, consider Babesia as a possible real cause.
  • Babesia downregulates liver function.
  • In some children, seizures can be the result of a herpes infection.
  • Plaques in Alzheimer’s are thought to protect us from Herpes viruses. To reduce the plaques as a treatment is misguided as it is removing the protection from the viruses.
  • Recent studies have shown that a higher manganese level results in lower biotoxins.
  • A forward protruding neck is CCSVI relief position and is an indication that CCSVI may be an issue.
  • Mercury is the kingpin of all toxins. When removing mercury, other toxins come out on their own.
  • Metal tests that show something coming out are usually a good sign relative to tests that show no metals as that could be a sign that the person is not able to eliminate/excrete the metals.
  • Chlorella reduces the impact of stress on the thymus. Chlorella may help to dissolve biofilms.
  • Regulatory Neuropeptides are messenger molecules that regulate a number of processes in the body. They are the first substances that form at the connection of the energetic body and physical body.
  • C3a and C4a are inflammatory markers. This could be mold, Lyme, EMF, of other factors. C3a represents a bacterial membrane or microbial marker.
  • TGF-b1 is an inflammatory indicator as well. TGF-b1 and C4a are the best tests to show a patient has an actual condition.
  • With TGF-b1, high levels are seen with fibrotic lungs, CCSVI, kidney remodeling, neurological problems, autoimmunity, breathing problems and asthma. TGF-b1 may be the best indicator of chronic Babesia.
  • When TGF-b1 is elevated, the following may be considered: 1) dental and sinus interference fields, 2) eradicate infections including parasites, address molds, detoxify metals, reduce EMF exposure, and repair sleep. Curcumin, Berberine (BioPure Viressence), and Homeo K VIP, ADH, and OXY may be helpful.
  • In studies, TGF-b1 has been given orally to treat Babesia. It confers protection against chronic Babesia and trypanosomes. Babesia treatment brings down TFG-b1 levels.
  • MSH is often low in fatigue and pain syndromes. It is the biotoxins impacting the hypothalamus that leads to low MSH. Can be related to MARCoNS, indoor molds, EMF, and late Lyme disease. Possible options include use of a Neti Pot with sea salt, Alkala, xylitol. Mitigate mold. Treat Lyme. Minimize EMF exposure. Optimize sleep.
  • Can reset nasal immunity with urine in nasal spray bottle with 1 drop of SSKI/TriQuench. Often used a couple of times per day with a spray in each nostril. A Neti Pot used in the shower is a great option for removing the source of biotoxins.
  • An Austrian pharmacy creates a line of products called “Homeo K”. More information available at http://www.biopure.eu.
  • Biological windows is a concept where you dilute something to a certain point and it has the same effect as the original substance. This is the concept upon which Homeo K products were created.
  • VIP is produced in the gut, pancreas, and hypothalamus. It is helpful for sleep, and stimulates growth hormone. VIP nasal spray has a half-life of two minutes. The homeopathic version works similarly to if one had taken the nasal spray every five minutes. VIP plays a role in detoxification by secreting toxins in small intestine. All biorhythms are regulated by VIP. VIP helps with communication within the brain. If you feel disconnected from yourself, that is commonly an issue with VIP. VIP helps to regulate prolactin for breastfeeding. Strawberry tea may help to stimulates VIP. VIP fixes vaginal lubrication problems in a few weeks. It does not have to be taken forever.
  • Growth hormone is low in most chronic Lyme patients. S-acetyl glutathione from Allergy Research was found by Jonathan Wright to double growth hormone levels in one month. It often works better than any other form of glutathione.
  • VIP regulates microcirculation, inflammatory response, pulmonary artery response, hypothalamic input from visual pathways, resolves cognitive issues, and supports exercise tolerance. As exercise tolerance improves, the lymphatics are supported and people have healthier bowel movements.
  • Options for improving VIP include Homeo K-VIP, sinus flush, Pleo Rec, Pleo San Pseu, amalgam removal, detoxification, MicroSilica, Matrix Metals, EMF reduction, neural therapy, auto-urine therapy, restoring sleep.
  • Feel one’s hands and neck at same time. If they have cold hands and a warm neck, this is likely a microcirculation problem and not a thyroid problem. If the neck is also cold, this may be a core temperature issue and may be related to the thyroid.
  • Mercury damages the hypothalamus and pituitary which are not protected by the blood-brain barrier. The hypothalamus checks the body temperature by feeling the blood and thus can’t be protected within the barrier. Toxins get into the hypothalamus, pituitary, and pineal as they are not protected.
  • Whatever works as a treatment in autism, a fraction of that works beautifully and is all that is often needed in adults with Lyme. Children with autism are the new guinea pigs in medicine. The numbers double every 5 years. Behavioral therapies help by only about 10%. Most children with autism have Lyme as well. The Cowden Protocol can be a great option for kids.
  • Race horses are given MSH to give them more energy and make them perform better.
  • ADH (antidiuretic hormone) is often low in people with biotoxin illnesses. One potential indicator is constant static shocks or blowing a light bulb. ADH is produced in the pituitary. ADH is involved in memory formation, temperature regulation, pair bonding between sexual partners, has an effect on Type 2 diabetes, impacts minerals and electrolytes leading to dehydration, and is needed for proper function of ion pumps in the cells. Normalizing ADH fixes 1,000 things. When you pee, if it looks like water, you may not have enough ADH. If it is bright, yellow and smells, ADH may not be a factor. With ADH, sleep improves, premature ejaculation resolves, and it makes one a better lover.
  • If the specific gravity of the urine is low, you likely have low ADH. Excessive thirst is another indicator. The older way to address this was with electrolytes and minerals; the new way is ADH.
  • ADH as a medical drug works for 2-3 months and then you develop antibodies against it. For temperature issues, forget about the thyroid and adrenals and consider ADH. If a partner sticks with you, they likely have good ADH. A wandering, evil eye is often related to a lack of ADH.
  • When sodium levels are high normal or above normal, consider ADH.
  • Lyme patients have mostly low blood pressure, and this often comes into the normal range with ADH.
  • When ADH is an issue, some options include: 2-3 tablespoons of Matrix Electrolytes with 1 cap of M-Water and 2 tablespoons of Matrix Minerals in a liter of water, Homeo K-ADH, medical ADH, neural therapy, EMF reduction, restorative sleep, psychological work (MFT, PK, Family Constellation).
  • Mitochondrial medicine is a mistake. The cells can restore their own function if you give them a chance.
  • Oxytocin is responsible for many functions: neuromodulator of the brain, sexual reproduction during and after childbirth, facilitates breastfeeding, orgasm, social recognition, free radical scavenger. Oxytocin synchronizes all cells in the body to communicate. It bridges the communication of emotional fields, energy body, and physical body.
  • Homeopathic oxytocin is only generally needed for 1 year and then stopped. A person becomes kinder and moves into their heart. Think of oxytocin as a potential therapy when people have anxiety.
  • Compulsive behavior is often related to Bartonella. Anxiety is often related to Babesia.
  • ADH is also a bonding hormone; not just oxytocin.
  • Birth is induced with a shot of oxytocin.
  • MSH, VIP, OXY, ADH, and melatonin are generally low in chronic illness. Oral melatonin does not cross the blood-brain barrier. Liposomal melatonin has a better chance.
  • For GcMAF therapy to be effective, Vitamin D levels must be above 40.
  • When one has cancer, the GcMAF injections from gcmaf.eu may be warranted. In Lyme, Homeo K-MAF may be more appropriate. Always combine GcMAF with antimicrobials such as BioPure Quintessence, MicroSilver, or Doxycycline/Minocycline.
  • Microbes create nagalase to attach to the vitamin D3 receptor and block it. No matter how much D3 is present, the cells don’t wake up. If microbes are manipulating you, nagalase will be high. Anything over 0.6 is pathological. 3.5 and above is pretty bad.
  • Has had 2 leukemia patients do very well with GcMAF; both improved within 6 months. Lyme patients get huge cytokine storms with GcMAF injections. GcMAF is a miracle cure for a lot of autistic children.
  • AIDS is a retrovirus similar to XMRV; GcMAF has been shown effective in HIV.
  • GcMAF is a near 100% effective tool for dealing with retroviruses without having to know whether they are really there.
  • Yamamoto did a study using GcMAF in HIV+ patients that became HIV- as a result of the GcMAF and were still HIV- 7 years later.
  • For Lyme and people with upregulated immune systems, a homeopathic version of GcMAF may be a beautiful option.
  • When one observes what is generally believed to be “Bartonella striae” or stretch marks, this is more likely an indicated of elevated MMP-9 and tissue breakdown. MMP-9 upregulation is often a sign of Borrelia (including the striae).
  • MMP-9 degrades the extracellular matrix and delivers inflammatory elements. It is involved in premature aging, breakdown of cartilage, meniscus problems, ligament laxity, and degradation of the ocular lens.
  • MMP-9 treatment includes neural therapy, eliminate dental issues, eliminate ear/nose/throat issues, address interference fields such as scars. Colonics, castor oil packs, coffee enemas can help to reduce MMP-9. Immune modulation with Sanum remedies. Nanoized curcumin with black pepper, chlorella. Address mold. Consider the Klinghardt Cocktail to treat Lyme. Resolve emotional contributors.
  • The tonsils are the Achilles’ heel of the human condition. They are almost always trouble.
  • PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) leads to OCD and tics. Has been renamed to PANS (Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) to reflect that other infections can cause this same type of illness presentation.
  • Homeo K-MAF may be useful for people with PANDAS/PANS as well as MARCoNS in the sinuses.
  • Other things that seem to help with PANDAS/PANS include the Klinghardt Lyme Cocktail, Rechts Regulat (a fermented enzyme drink), Freeze Dried Garlic, intranasal rizol oils, Enderlein remedies, neural therapy, MMS, and Rizol Gamma.
  • Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF/EMR) stimulates MMPs (Matrix metalloproteinases) which soften tissues and make us easy targets for Borrelia.
  • One Swedish study showed that there may be as much as a 25-fold increase in brain cancer with use of cell phones. They open the blood-brain barrier, destroy sperm, damage DNA, activate stress genes, and may lead to acoustic neuromas and other brain tumors. DNA mutations are increased and DNA repair mechanisms are blocked.
  • When using the sleep canopy to protect from EMFs, you must also turn off the fuses or it may have a negative overall effect. This combination has been great in children with ASD.
  • Insulin Resistance can be induced by Borrelia and is commonly seen in Lyme. Niacinamide and Berberine are a good combination for insulin resistance. An ART-based diet is also important. It has recently been suggested that osteoarthritis is the outcome of insulin resistance.
  • KPU/HPU directly impacts glutathione levels. As HPL goes up, glutathione goes down. As KPU/HPU is treated, glutathione generally improves.
  • Treating KPU/HPU makes a huge difference in recovering from Lyme.
  • CCSVI has been present in 100% of people with Lyme that have been tested for the condition. Bee Venom ointment has been helpful topically to improve the venous flow. It kills many different microbes. Inversion tables and yoga chairs are helpful. Vitamin K2 is often needed to support the venous health. Hamamelis (witch hazel), Lumbrokinase, Curcumin, and neural therapy may also be used.
  • Biofilms are commonly present in people with chronic infections. Cistus Tea has been useful for biofilms. It was researched on biofilms on the teeth which are one of the hardest biofilms. They found that the teeth started looking nicer. It is available from http://www.BioPureUS.com.
  • The Klinghardt Lyme Cocktail consists of Artemisinin, Phospholipid Exchange (or LipoHealth), Vitamin C, and Quintessence bended together with a small amount of water. It is then put into an ultrasonic cleaner to make liposomal. This mixture is then added back into the blender with fruits and other chosen substances and blended further.
  • Some sources of information on the cocktail can be found here and here.
  • Liposomes penetrate the biofilms in the body and make the cocktail more effective.
  • Artemisinin is generally poorly absorbed but becomes more effective when liposomal.
  • Thomas Efferth has published on the effects of artemisinin on parasites, yeast, and many viruses.
  • Artesunate has been shown to be effective in the treatment of HHV-6.
  • Bee venom dismantles spirochetes and it does not seem to be impacted by biofilms.
  • Many of the items discussed here can be found at BioPure via http://www.biopureus.com or http://www.biopure.eu
  • Additional information on Dr. Klinghardt's teachings including DVDs of his conferences and workshops is available at http://www.KlinghardtAcademy.com
Dr. Lee Cowden MD
  • One must change the terrain to resolve disease.
  • Most chronic illness is caused by the inflammatory response to the bugs and toxins.
  • Terrain can be impaired by under oxygenation (shallow breathing and fibrin in capillaries).
  • Cytokines are involved in the formation of fibrin.
  • Acid-base imbalance may be present which may be the result of stress and food allergies. Sodium bicarb like Tri-Salts may help with food allergies. Metabolic typing diet may be useful.
  • Oxygen content has dropped from 20% to 11% in big cities since Dr. Cowden went to medical school.
  • Depleted nutrient status impacts health. Fast foods speed you to your grave.
  • Toxic body load such as mercury and biotoxins result in a toxic terrain.
  • If the terrain is corrected, disease resolves.
  • To improve oxygen, deep breathing and fibrinolytic enzymes may be helpful. If you treat Lyme without fibrinolytic enzymes, you are missing the boat as fibrin covers the bugs and walls them off. Consider Serrapeptase, Lumbrokinase, Nattokinase, Bromelain, or Carnivora.
  • Anti-inflammatory herbs can be powerful tools. Many antimicrobials also have anti-inflammatory action.
  • Several NutraMedix herbals were compared to the RX Feldene which is used for inflammation. The results was that the herbals had a similar effect.
  • Treat infections and clear the terrain. Herbs are often best. EWOT and HBOT may be helpful for improving oxygen levels.
  • For acid-base imbalance: resolve hypoxia and lactic acidosis, stress reduction, avoid food allergens, do LED for allergens and resolve leaky gut (fungal/parasite). Metabolic Type diet and blood type diet. Gentle exercise and Chi machine. Bind metals that impair enzymes.
  • At age 50, we are 50% deficient in CoQ10. CoQ10 is often needed after age 50.
  • Nutrients – eat for health first, raw, organic, non-GMO, spouted, and fermented.
  • No fluids should be consumed with foods. Cold water constricts blood flow to stomach and water dilutes acid.
  • Food processing and preservatives deplete nutrients. Nutrients are wasted when we are under stress. A toxic body uses more nutrients.
  • Causes of chronic illness include under oxygenation, acid-base imbalance, depleted nutrients, and a toxic body load.
  • Use EDS (electrodermal screening). These are quantum lie detectors.
  • Anything less than 3 bowel movements per day is considered constipation.
  • No gluten or cow dairy should be consumed as they plug up the lymphatics. A Paleo diet is best.
  • Open the detoxification channels. Consider herbs, water, homeopathy, FIR sauna, clay plasters, fasting, enzymes, clays and fibers, enemas, colonics, liver/gallbladder flushes, oil swish and spit, rebounding, skin brushing, Chi machine, photomagnetic lymph drainage, earthing, and laser detox.
  • Most people should shout from hillsides to release unresolved anger and frustration and then do liver/gallbladder flush.
  • Shout shout shout. Forgive forgive forgive.
  • Earthing is way underutilized. Learn about and start doing it. Carry plug testers and when it shows you have a ground, you can even be grounded in a hotel. Start with 15 minutes.
  • Earthing is like taking a handful of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories every hour. It helps to neutralize EMFs.
  • LED (laser detox) may make toxins come out 20% faster.
  • Can do LED to your own serotonin, GABA, other neurotransmitters, hormones, etc.
  • Sulfa drugs are not a good thing due to the sulfation pathway issues they create. If you cannot produce glutathione, you cannot detoxify.
  • Mercury is higher in brains of children with autism. A good resource is http://www.evidenceofharm.com. Toxins accumulate in inflamed tissues.
  • Treponema and Leptospira are significant pathogens and often missed.
  • In Dr. Horowitz patients that did not improve with the Cowden protocol, some of the issues they had to explore further included mold/fungus, dental amalgams, dehydration, and food allergies.
  • CCSVI – there is an activation of MMPs. These digest collagen and disrupt the blood-brain barrier. The bugs are still present and lead to restenoses.
  • Infrared imaging is less expensive than Doppler imaging.
  • They have done 30 non-MS patients and have had 100% positive. 1 patient that had Lyme and is recovered still had stenosing.
  • Mentioned a product called Numune which is a peptide from goat serum used in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. http://www.getnumune.net
  • To learn more about Dr. Cowden, visit http://www.acimconnect.com

Other Tidbits

  • A probiotic called NutriLots from http://www.imagilin.net/ uses the same strain of probiotic that is found in Kimchi. It is reportedly a probiotic that can be taken at the same time as an antibiotic and not be negatively impacted.
  • Judy Mikovits suggested that the retrovirus is not "XMRV" but that it was still likely that an MRV or gammaretrovirus was present and a factor in human health.
  • Greg Lee LAc mentioned that essential oils can be effective in the treatment of biofilms. Monolaurin and Lauricidin may have antiprotozoal properties. Cupping may be useful. Cupping is a mechanical manipulation of the vasculature.

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