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In this episode, you will learn about Mycoplasma and its role in chronic health challenges.

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My guest for this episode is Dr. Garth Nicolson.  Garth L. Nicolson, PhD, MD(H) is the founder of The Institute for Molecular Medicine at California, and he serves as the President, Chief Scientific Officer, and Emeritus Professor of Molecular Pathology. He is Conjoint Professor in the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Newcastle, Australia. During the outbreak of the Gulf War syndrome, he was the leading authority on the study of the cause, treatment and prevention of the disease.  He was appointed Chairman of the Medical-Scientific Panel for the Persian Gulf War Veterans Conference.  On suspicion of the bacterium that caused the disease as a product of biological warfare, he made extensive scientific investigations and served as authority to the United States House of Representatives.  For his service he was conferred honorary Colonel of the US Army Special Forces and honorary US Navy SEAL.  With S.J. Singer, Nicolson published a paper titled "The fluid mosaic model of the structure of cell membranes" in 1972, which is now regarded as a classic paper in cell biology.  With over 600 scientific papers, the majority of Nicolson's research is in cancer biology and cellular properties related to aging. He had invented a number of techniques in the study of cancer, and has five US patents. He was a Nobel Prize nominee in Cell Microbiology.  In 2003 he introduced the practice of lipid replacement therapy into a scientific concept. He observed that the therapy had anti-aging effects, restorative potential for chronic muscle weakness (fatigue), and was beneficial to patients undergoing cancer treatments.  Nicolson found that at the cellular and molecular levels the actual replacement of damaged cellular lipids with undamaged lipids helped to maintain proper structure and function of cellular structures, mainly cell membrane and organelle membranes (especially those of mitochondria), and this is important for maintaining stable cellular functions.

Key Takeaways

  • What is Mycoplasma?
  • What are some key symptoms and conditions associated with Mycoplasma?
  • What is the role of Mycoplasma in Gulf-War Syndrome?
  • What are the different types of Mycoplasma?
  • How is Mycoplasma transmitted?
  • What is the best way to test for Mycoplasma?
  • Is it best treated with antibiotics or with natural options?
  • Is Mycoplasma the kingpin in Lyme disease?
  • How might lipid replacement therapy be helpful in recovering from chronic illness?

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Interview Date

March 5, 2018 


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