The notes below were taken from the Lyme Recovery 2013 event.  I highly recommend watching the videos from this event available here for a small charge.  Thanks to Tami Duncan for putting on such a great conference!

Disclaimer: The notes below were taken during the live sessions and have not been thoroughly reviewed for errors.  Nothing in the below is intended to be a recommendation for treatment.  All decisions about your health should be reviewed with your doctor.  Errors and omissions are likely present in this content.

Richard Horowitz, MD - The Science and Practice of Meditation and Lyme Disease and Multiple Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome

  • New Book: Why Can't I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease
  • First talk was The Science and Practice of Meditation
    • Motivation of loving, kindness, compassion, wanting to relieve the suffering of others. This motivation for healthcare providers is very important.
    • The mind can be like a wild elephant and often needs to be calmed down.
    • Through meditation, attempt to create great love, great joy, and great compassion.
    • Shared meditation techniques from his own experiences with Tibetan teachers.
    • Physiological effects of meditation are very real and measurable.
    • Even after learning meditation, he still had personal suffering and continued looking at other types of meditation.
    • Mindfulness and awareness are the essence of meditation.
    • Mindfulness meditation often provides short and long-term reduction of chronic pain, helps with anxiety, depression, and mood disorders.
    • Regular practice has been found to improve overall quality of life.
    • Recent study showed mindfulness meditation can impact and reduce stress-induced inflammation.
    • Uses meditation to reduce clinical errors and increase clinical safety. Increases empathy and decreases burnout when working with chronically ill patients.
    • Three basic vehicles of Buddhist meditation - like different cars to get to different destinations.
    • Need to find time to meditate daily.
    • Meditation is the only way that you can wake up and find out who you truly are.
    • One of his teachers said on the meaning of life - Life is like a dream. In a dream, you are running from the monsters and feel like the monsters are going to get you, eat you up, and then you are going to die. Then you wake up from the dream; life is like that.
    • To relax the mind into its nature in the present moment in mindfulness and awareness of whatever is arising (not past or future) and looking at the nature of whatever arises.
    • Everything is impermanent and fragile. We must practice diligently while we have the opportunity.
    • Everyone is the Buddha. There is no difference between us and the Buddha. These are the same but we do not recognize it due to our attempts to grasp thoughts to define our reality.
    • We need to see the underlying reality to understand our true nature.
    • Each action has a consequence. This is karma. We should practice virtue.
    • Happiness is found in open relaxation and letting go.
    • Don't strain yourself in meditation; there is nothing to "do" or "undo".
    • Stay mindful and aware of everything arising in the mind without grasping on too tightly.
    • We are not doing this for ourselves but with the intent of relieving the suffering of others.
    • Every prior enlightened being before us has had the desire of loving and compassion and desire to relieve suffering of others.
    • Did a meditation - people with Lyme, children with autism. We are healers; we are Buddha. There is nothing that we cannot do; we are limitless. Imagine breathing in the black smoke of all beings throughout time and space to relieve their suffering and breath out white light to relieve suffering.
    • It may seem that the suffering in the world is overwhelming. We have a powerful ability to transform an impure world into a pure one.
    • Have faith and trust in yourself and your Buddha nature or essence. Most of us don't have full unconditional faith in ourselves.
    • Remember that you have the Buddha nature. You should have full trust in yourself because you are the Buddha and you are the Christ consciousness.
    • Have full, unconditional faith and trust when you sit down at the meditation cushion.
    • The one who is searching is the one you are looking for. When we say we want to reach our enlightened nature, the irony is that we are already enlightened.
    • Calm Abiding Meditation - contemplate the 4 thoughts that turn the mind towards meditation, have proper motivation and posture, choose an object such as breath or a picture. Don't follow the thoughts of the past, present, or future. A problem with meditation is people start to fall asleep or get agitated when they cannot calm the mind. Key elements are non-distraction, non-conception, and non-meditation. Relaxing the mind and looking what arises. Need to keep the mind tight enough to avoid distraction but not too loose that you can't watch the object of the meditation. Dedicate the merit of the practice at the end of the meditation.
    • Postures - cross-legged on a cushion or in a chair with back straight. Hands folded in lap with right hand over the left or hands on knees with fingers towards the ground. Back straight to allow energy flow. Extend shoulders and elbows; tilt the neck and tuck the chin. Connect the tip of the tongue to the palate to stop the flow of saliva. Eyes gaze towards the tip of the nose at 45 degrees downward or straight ahead. Be free and easy with the posture.
    • Did a meditation - focus on the breath. Can imagine a pea size ball of white light between your eyebrows at third eye and keep your attention there. Expel breath from the body. Hold right thumb on right nostril to blow out air. Each time more forcefully. 3 times. Then close other nostril and do the same. Finally with both nostrils open, repeat the three breaths. Expel all the air from the body to expel stagnant energy. Count to 21 following your natural breath going in and out. Imagine sound OM on breathing in, AH holding the breath, and HUNG while exhaling. Focus on the breath; not following any thoughts of present, past, or future. We are the Buddha.
    • 5 minutes 3 times a day initially is a good starting point for meditation.
    • At times, you want to fix attention on the mind without an object. Be aware of your own awareness and look at your own mind. There is nothing to see; no color, form, etc. If you look for the mind, you can never find it. When people say they are losing their mind, he asks if they have ever found it. Relax the mind in the present moment and look directly at the mind.
    • Two common obstacles to meditation are agitation or dullness. Agitation is to cut thoughts at the root and take the attitude that you are not going to get involved in any thoughts. Relax the posture. Visualize black 4 petaled lotus at the heart with a sphere of light in the center. Moves downward through the body into the earth until you become more calm. If the mind is dull, might need a cooler space, visualize a white 4 petaled lotus right side up with a white sphere of light in the center and eject it up through the body through the top of your head into space and keep your attention focused there.
    • Insight meditation - you ask yourself a question and see whatever you see. You don't keep searching for an answer.
    • You can't ever see thoughts. It is like an ocean and waves that arise and go away. They are empty, no color, no form. When an emotion arises, where does it come from?
    • Patients have fear and anxiety. What is the root cause of the fear? Most of the time, it is that people will not get better and will continue to suffer. There is no ultimate suffering; it is relative suffering. I suffer and I have pain; the "I" is ego. Instead of running from fear and grasping the thought, look at the nature of the thought. If the fear is so real, where did it come from? Where did it go? Does it have color or form? Fear has no color or form; you cannot find where it comes from or where it goes. When you see the empty, clear nature of fear, you become calm.
    • The active thoughts are at the superficial level of the ocean. We need to dive down where things are very calm.
    • As healers, we have unlimited potential. We are not limited. When we heal them and send them love and healing energy, this will have an effect.
    • If there was effort in meditation, that would be ego based. To attain a deep state, it must be effortless. You cannot say "I meditate" as that would be ego.
    • The mind knows how to meditate; you do not have to teach it. It is about non-distraction.
    • There was much more to this talk and it was really profound. Get the recording and watch it and learn these powerful techniques.
  • Second talk was Lyme Disease and Multiple Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome
    • Lyme can cause positive ANA and positive rheumatoid factors; especially with HLA-DR4. Can result on constant Herxheimer reactions.
    • Inflammatory cytokines keep people sick. Makes people tired, joint aches, brain fog, moody, depressed, etc. If you can shutdown inflammatory cytokines and open up detoxification, people feel much better.
    • 40% have low adrenal function.
    • If you can't sleep, you cannot shut off the inflammatory pathways.
    • You can throw all the antibiotics you want at someone but it will not work until you can heal the autonomic nervous system.
    • He has a map that represents the various nails that are in the patient's foot. Each of these potential nails needs to be looked at.
    • His upcoming book is coming out in September 2013 and details everything he has learned. It has questionnaires that provide more insights as to whether or not Lyme may be a factor. Was a four year process.
    • Chronic infections create inflammation. Inflammation leads to free radicals and oxidative stress.
    • Neurotoxins like quinolinic acid or Bbtox1. People do well with Byron White NT Detox, BT Detox, Detox 2, charcoal, glutathione, etc. to detox them.
    • Same inflammatory cytokines found in CFS and Fibromyalgia are found in Lyme.
    • Borrelia miyamotoi may be responsible for illness but may not show up with Lyme tests.
    • Many species of Mycoplasma have been found in ticks.
    • One tick bite can result in many different infections and seriously damage health.
    • Antibiotics don't penetrate well in certain parts of the body like the eye, CNS, ligaments, macrophages, etc. This is a factor in chronic infection.
    • There are many studies that show persistence of Borrelia after treatment.
    • Need to treat biofilms, coinfections, and his 16 point differential diagnosis model.
    • 23, 31, 34, 39, 83-93 are important bands to look at on the Western Blot.
    • Advanced Lab Borrelia culture has been resulting in positive cultures even after antibiotic therapy.
    • Need to combine many different antibiotics to address various forms and also address biofilms.
    • Not looking at Lyme from the point of a simple infection. Uses a functional medicine matrix.
    • Bacterial infections - combine treatments to address all forms of Borrelia, treat biofilms. Mixing tetracyclines and macrolides can be very useful.
    • Uses serrapeptase for biofilms. Also nattokinase or Boluoke.
    • If patients cannot tolerate a lot of antibiotics, you can mix herbs with antibiotic treatment.
    • Did studies on Cowden, Zhang, and White protocols. These are effective about 70% of the time in these patients.
    • Mycoplasma may be a driver for autoimmune presentations.
    • Coinfections need to be considered in very ill patients.
    • EM rash can be seen in other kinds of Borrelia than Borrelia burgdorferi. Borrelia miyamotoi or lonestari.
    • Parasites are very common. Babesia in over 50%; Mepron not as effective and now need at least 2 tsp twice daily mixed with a macrolide. Cryptolepis, Beyond Balance BAB-2, Sida, etc. are very useful for Babesia.
    • 20% of their patients are Babesia WA-1 positive. Used to be West Coast only.
    • New viruses like Heartland viruses are being found.
    • Candida can result in brain fog, etc. and may not be just the Lyme. Addressing Candida is often very helpful. Always use nystatin with antibiotics to keep yeast down.
    • Immune dysregulation results from blebs being secreted by the organisms.
    • Inflammation worse in HLA DR2 or HLA DR4. In Lyme, microglia in the brain are activated. Lyme patients have elevated level of cytokines in the body and CNS. Actos, LDN, glutathione, may be helpful.
    • Antibiotics are useful.
    • Difficult to completely eradicate the infections.
    • Free radicals and oxidative stress are common denominators in many chronic illnesses in the world. Need to mediate the inflammation. Glutathione, alpha lipoic acid.
    • Detox with magnesium, glycine, alpha lipoic, broccoli compounds, glutathione.
    • Glutathione may help with toxins beyond just heavy metals. It may remove quinolinic acid; a Lyme neurotoxin.
    • Detoxification with FIR sauna, colon cleanses, fluids, vitamins, minerals, and herbs, phoschol. Chelation with oral DMSA, DMPS, rectal EDTA. Remove metals and replace minerals. Consider methylation.
    • Food allergies and sensitivities are common on something he missed earlier on. More IgG responses than IgE. Getting sensitive foods out of the diet is very important.
    • Allergies may be related to Candida and leaky gut. Fatigue, headaches, skin presentations, concentration problems, etc. can result from food and other allergies. Likes the ALCAT panel. Treat underlying Candida or leaky gut. Glutamine, aloe vera, IgG 2000, DGL, and other substances are used.
    • 25% deficient in zinc, magnesium, and iodine.
    • Enzymes between meals can help with inflammation.
    • Mitochondrial regeneration helps some patients. CoQ10, phospholipids, carnitine, D-Ribose.
    • 1/3 of patients have been abused physically, emotionally, or sexually.
    • Many patients will not get better until the cause of their psychological dysfunction is addressed. Therapy may be required to address these issues.
    • MS overlap in their patients where Lyme, Chlamydia, and heavy metals were underlying factors.
    • ALS is discussed in his book.
    • Thyroid and adrenal testing and treatment often important.
    • Sleep disorders need to consider sleep apnea, caffeine, nighttime urination, restless leg syndrome and other factors. Lyrica, Trazadone, Xyrem, Gabitril can be helpful.
    • Autonomic Nervous System - check blood pressure several times then test when standing to see if blood pressure drops; could be a sign of POTS. May need salt, fluids, Florinef, Midodrine, hydrocortisone, and other medications.
    • Biltricide, Ivermectin, Pin-X, Alinia are helpful for some patients when parasites are present.
    • Liver function tests are often elevated. Need to check for Hep B, Hep C, Wilson's. Look for source of why liver functions may be elevated. NAC, ALA, Xymogen Liver Protect, Milk Thistle.
    • Severe pain observed in some patients. Difficult to treat when on narcotics. Work to get off of high-dose narcotics. LDN can be very useful for resistant pain.
    • Need regular exercise programs.
Amy Derksen, ND - Treating the Person Not the Lyme
  • Sees both adults and children in her practice.
  • It is not just about antimicrobials but also about detox. Over time, she returns more and more to her naturopathic background.
  • ART is an amazing tool to help troubleshoot. Good to have access to energetic testing, ZYTO, or similar modalities.
  • 5 Levels of Healing - physical, energy, mental, intuitive, spirit. The things that you do on the higher levels (spirit) trickle down and impact the lower levels.
  • Highly suggests Family Constellation work; especially for autism.
  • Don't attach to "Lymie" and have to believe that you will get better. Must believe you can get better or your child can get better. Really likes RET (Rapid Eye Therapy) here.
  • Color, sound, APN, family constellation work on the intuitive body.
  • Thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, RET, APN, MFT, EFT, homeopathy on the mental level.
  • Energy body - neural therapy, acupuncture, microcurrent, Chi gong, LED, EAV, lower EMFs.
  • Physical body - structure and biochemistry, diet, exercise, supplements, chiropractic, body work, medications.
  • wehliving.org has information on Sleep Sanctuaries.
  • You are not a Lymie; you are not a bug.
  • Enhance uptake with supplements by using tapping points after taking them.
  • Tapping point at the top of the head in the midline; tap children slowly to bring them back; to calm them.
  • Start with foundational top 10 list. Move to foundational piece (drainage, toxin binders, nutrients, organ support). Then clean house (KPU, methylation, binders, drainage). Then toxin elimination followed by microbes and biofilms. Lastly, repair.
  • Most doctors focus on microbes and biofilms and not the foundational items.
  • Herxing to the point of being bedridden is not good.
  • Top 10 list
    • Life - add pleasure, subtract stress
    • Energy - nature; reduce EMFs at night
    • Water - add purity and structure; subtract DBPs and fluoride; RO
    • Food - organic and real; especially with meat and dairy
    • Exercise - move
    • Tests - more intention testing than stressful labs
    • Emotions - subtract negative speak
    • Body - subtract focal lesions (scars)
    • Supplements - add minerals, subtract multi-vitamins. Calcium only around growth spurts; can feed biofilms.
    • Detox - add clean air (HEPA), subtract shoes inside the house
  • Baseline minerals - magnesium 200-800mg; helps move bowels, supports connective tissues, deficient in KPU, glycinate or malate best, citrate not as good except for bowel effect. World Health Mall Minerals of Life, Cardiovascular Research Comprehensive Minerals, MineraLL.
  • Diet - gluten and dairy best avoided. Gluten triggers auto-immune thyroid antibodies. Cow dairy increases folate receptor blocking and binding antibodies (camel milk does this). When people are sensitive to many foods, it may just be the gluten. Follow anti-inflammatory diet.
  • Folinic acid or 5MTHF - shooting yourself in the foot if continuing to do dairy.
  • Foundational Support - nutrients and organ support; toxin binders and drainage remedies. Clean up diet, reduce stress at home, reduce toxic exposures and EMRs, omega-3, D, minerals, probiotics, fluids, thermography/ZYTO/Asyra/ART, labs.
  • Omega-3 is a "brain pill" for many kids. 3,000mg per day for kids. Higher in DHA. Designs for Health OmegAvail. Vitamin D - 8,000-10,000 for adults in northwest; kids often 5,000 units per day.
  • Prefers probiotics without strep strains if anything looks like PANDAS; Klaire Detox Support. 50-100 billion per day.
  • Genova NutrEval for nutritional issues.
  • Support kidneys, liver, gut, skin, lymph.
  • Never kill or mobilize more than what you can eliminate.
  • Kidneys - Renelix, Unda 243, electrolytes, Solidago, acupuncture, neural therapy, tapping K27, topical cilantro over kidneys.
  • Electrolytes - rehydrate cells, BioPure Matrix Electrolytes, ELyte - 1-2 capfuls per liter of water. Don't taste them when deficient. Fluid intake 1/2 of your body weight in ounces.
  • Liver - suspect when sensitive to almost any treatment. Ultrathistle, castor oil packs, coffee enemas or colonics, Thorne Liver Cleanse, acupuncture or neural therapy, Phosphatidyl Choline, glutathione, taurine, Beta Plus or Beta TCP from Biotics, Liver Life, Pekana Mundipur, Designs for Health Amino D-tox.
  • If saliva pH is more acidic than urine pH, Liver Life can help turn it around.
  • Adrenals - Diagnos-techs ASI, eleutherococcus, ashwaganda, rhodiola, licorice, phos-serine (Seri-Phos is non-soy), DHEA (adults only; low dose), Lifetime Calm and Calmer, B vitamins, Adrenal Cortex Extracts and Glandulars. Improves immune system.
  • B vitamins taken orally will feed microbes in the gut.
  • Constipation - C, water, magnesium citrate or oxide, JLB by New Sun, Aloe, address dysbiosis, castor oil packs over abdomen, colonics or enemas, probiotics, food allergies, digestive enzymes. Think fungal.
  • Toxin binders - chlorella in high doses, Mila, New Sun Fiber Cleanse, Sonne's Bentonite, charcoal, Cholestepure (helpful in mold toxicity), DMSA, EDTA, DMPS, MicroSilica, cholestyramine. If charcoal constipates, chase with magnesium citrate.
  • Herx support - epsom salt baths, baking soda baths, C, anti-inflammatories, coffee enemas, colonics, homeopathic drainage. Curcumin and quercetin can be helpful. Tox-Ease GL, Burbur, Pinella, Vitalzym X, Wobenzym, Boluoke, Zyflamend.
  • Clean House - KPU; low glutathione, high NO levels, low histamine. Zinc, B6, manganese, biotin low. BioPure Core helps to address.
  • Methylation
    • Folic acid - 5-MTHF or Folinic. Crosses BBB.
    • B12 - Methyl and Hydroxy. Methyl best with nasal or injection. Hydroxy complements higher dose 5-MTHF.
  • Secondary methylation support - B6 or P5P, SamE, taurine (calming), glycine, Core, pantothenic acid, Betaine HCL or TMG, niacin.
  • When methylation starts working, patients will dump toxins. Binders and elimination support useful.
  • 5-MTHF - As high as 1-2mg/kg with max 50mg. Metagenics FolaPro (800mcg), Thorne 5-MTHF (1 and 5mg), Klaire L-Methylfolate (1mg), Xymogen 5-MTHF (2 or 10mg). Deplin 7.5 and 15mg. Injectable - compounding pharmacies at 10mg/ml. Twice a week injections.
  • Folinic acid - Thorne Folacal (1mg), Leucovorin (5 and 25mg tabs and injections). Compounded.
  • Hydroxy-B12 - Perque Activated B12.
  • Folate Receptor autoantibodies block folate receptors. May have enough folate but still be deficient in the CSF and the brain. Quadros Lab no longer available but should be available again soon.
  • Methylation labs - MTHFR gene testing from Spectracell or Quest, Health Diagnostics methylation panel, chronic elevated MCV, folate receptor binding and blocking antibodies, methylmalonic acid, RBC and serum folate, serum B12 (not that useful), Meridian Valley neutrophil hypersegmentation %.
  • Toxin Elimination - biofilm enzymes (SPS30 by Theramedix, Mucostop, Virastop, Serrapeptase (good for chronic yeast), Klaire Interfase or Interfase Plus, Kirkman Biofilm Defense, Boluoke). Often need enzymes to complete Bartonella treatment. Breaking up biofilms releases metals.
  • Microbes and Biofilm - rule out mold (suspect when patients have "yeast" issues when stopping anti-fungals; chronic sinus issues, agitation when it rains or going to a library or church, allergic shiners, snoring, sinus issues, sensitive to odors or foods). Stabilize mast cells (quercetin, hydroxyzine, ketotifen, benadryl, C). Bind neurotoxins (EPA/DHA, charcoal, CSM, bentonite). Pleo Nig. ERMI to check home for mycotoxins in the patient or the home. Cyrex Labs. Elevated TGFb1 or C4a.
  • Boosting Immunity - Vitamin D (goal 60-80; with some K2), GcMAF or Homeo-K Guard, IVIG. When WBC are below 3, immune system is not kicking in. Immune XL Plus - 3 caps twice daily for adults (combined with mushroom extract can boost WBC from 2.8 to 5 in 2 weeks), Biocidin, constitutional homeopathy, address tonsils.
  • Mushrooms - Host Defense Cordychi and MyCommunity; 3 pills three times a day. AHCC is an extract if one might be sensitive to mushrooms.
  • Immusist - surfactant; helpful for viral issues. Antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, increases cellular hydration. Can lead to skin rashes at first. 16 drops three times daily for adults; 8 drops three times a day in kids. Carrier into the cells for things you want to get absorbed.
  • Lyme treatments - BioPure Quintessence, Samento/Banderol, Artemisia, Cumanda, Beyond Balance BB-1 and BB-2 (8 drops twice daily), Byron White A-L Complex (low doses).
  • Coinfection treatment - Enula, Colloidal Silver, Researched Nutritionals transfer factors, Beyond Balance BAR-1, BAB-1, Clarity K and Clarity K Detox, Woodland Essence CSA formula, Cryptolepis, A-BAB, A-BART.
  • Bartonella often needs high doses of biofilm enzymes to get it controlled.
  • Parasites are the largest infection in the body. Other microbes are contained within parasites.
  • Anti-Inflammatories - Quercetin with Bromelain; Thorne Quercenase, Biogenesis Bio-Inflammatory Plus, NeuroProtek, FibroProtek, omega-3s, Pekana Inflamyar, curcumin, melatonin (10-30mg in adults). Looks at the gut.
  • RX Options - Ketotifen (GI antihistamine), LDN (immune modulator)
  • Mitochondrial concerns - chronic illness and toxicity can trigger. High ammonia, low blood CoQ10, creatine kinase high, carnitine low, succinate low, pyruvate high, low glucose, AST/ALT elevation, and others. CoQ10 and carnitine. Carnitor RX seems to be best.
Andreanna Rainville, RN, LMP - Taking Back Your Power: Navigate Your Way To Optimal Wellness
  • Basic Labs
    • Directlabs.com and Labsanywhere.com
    • Artherotec: http://www.thevaptest.com; dose VAP cholesterol and hormones as well as MTHFR. Simple co-pay of 39 dollars and can run several tests and they deal with insurance and write-off if not paid.
    • Great Plains Labs: GPL4.
    • Genova NutrEval: http://www.gdx.net/product/10051
  • Molds
  • Metals
    • MTHFR mutations
    • KPU/HPU
    • Hair analysis
    • Provoked urine with essential minerals
    • Red blood cell analysis (last 120 days)
    • Regulatory thermography
  • Environmental Toxins
    • US Biotek
    • Questionnaires
    • VCS
    • Regulatory thermography
  • Higher doses of good minerals, electrolytes, adrenal support can help people start to detoxify more naturally. Doesn't always require "strip-mining".
  • Brain
    • Questionnaires
    • Dr. Amen
    • Dr. Braverman
    • QEEG Brain Mapping
    • Neurofeedback and brain-re-entrainment
    • Regulatory thermography
  • Allergies / Intolerance
    • Blood testing
    • Elimination / Challenge Diets (off for 2 months)
    • Coca-Pulse testing
    • LEAP Food Allergy Testing
    • Cyrex
  • 5 Levels of Healing
    • Physical body - healthy organic diet. Organic fresh and frozen foods. Protein at every meal and snack. Low sugar foods. Nutrient dense foods. Foods from pastured and grass fed animals. Fermented foods. Homemade bone broths. Good fats and oils like olive, avocado, coconut, almond, flax, and butter. Healthy drinks: filtered water, raw vegetable juices, coconut water, almond milk. Avoid: pesticides, artificial sweeteners, coloring, flavors, MSH, HFCS, sodas, hydrogenated oils, trans-fats, homogenized milk products, deep-fried foods, alcohol, sugar, caffeine, craved foods, canned foods, refined grains, reaction-provoking foods.
    • Nutrients - zinc, magnesium essential fatty acids, D, probiotics, food based multi-vitamin
    • Allergies - avoid allergens, rotation diet, tapping, quercetin, pantothenic acid, B2, C, probiotics, nettles. Need to resolve parasites.
    • Electric/Energetic Body
    • Mental Body
      • Tapping, hydrosols
      • Heart Math
      • Journey to the Wild Divine Game
      • Brain mapping and NeuroIntegration - "Brain electrical activity defines life itself, and brainwave status defines health." - Braverman
      • 20-Minute Writing Technique
    • Intuitive Body
      • Symbols
      • Family Constellation
      • APN
      • Trance dancing, drumming, journeying, therapies that step out of time and space and tap into collective fields
      • Brain mapping and NeuroIntegration
    • Spiritual Body
      • Connection to source
      • Prayer
      • Chanting
      • Meditation
Tami Duncan - Healing Lyme with a Mind, Body and Spiritual Approach
  • Believes in: Organic foods, GMO free, chemical and toxin free, eclectic healing approach, healthy emotions, beliefs, prayer, healing the family, Lyme involved in autism
  • Eclectic Healing Approach - different treatments customized to the person
  • What worked? Diet, lowering EMF, juice fasting. Addressing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual approach all equally.
  • Finding the underlying cause - toxic emotions, past life patterns, karma, core beliefs
  • Trauma - high stress, pregnancy, vaccine, relationship issues, divorce, death, loss of a job, financial ruin.
  • Inner-work - Cellular Consciousness, Emotional Release Techniques, releasing and replacing old core beliefs, balancing with reiki, color, sound, essential oils, crystals. Receiving and sending love to our friends and our enemies. Meditation, connection to source, intuition, raising vibration.
  • Test for molds - http://www.gustenviro.com
  • Chemical free cleaning, sleep sanctuary to reduce EMFs, air filters.
  • Drinking and bathing water filtered; no tap water. Alkaline water.
  • Juice! Juice! Juice!
  • Supplement needs change every 1.5-2 weeks. Good to muscle test.
  • A label forces a person to become that label. Shed the labels!
  • Greatest improvement from: ART, anti-microbials, homeopathy, energy, laser. Detoxification was huge. Diet and avoidance of food triggers.
  • Biomat mini over the core with the castor oil packs. Penetrates 6 inches.
  • Inner-work, shedding core beliefs that are unproductive or harmful. Acceptance. Past-life patterns. Dealing with family conflicts. Realizing the life path. Living from a place of positive thinking and believing you are healing. Release all anger, hate, fear, shame, and guilt.
  • Balancing spirit - prayer, meditation, gratitude, balancing chakras, striving for a better connection with God, thinking about giving more than getting, listening to inner guidance, letting go of things that feed the ego, respect each other's journey, accepting your gifts.
  • Has weekly meditations that are free.
  • Starting a Healing Journey Group that will guide people through the inner-work.
  • http://www.epiphanyhealingarts.com
Tom Moorcroft, DO - The TAO that Heals Lyme
  • Had Lyme disease in the past and is now recovered and doing very well.
  • Lyme is a chronic and persistent infection. Multi-system dysfunction. Multiple co-infections. Wide range of symptoms. Physical, Mental, and Emotional pain and suffering.
  • Key to healing is to reconnect to a transformative, spiritual realm and with the life force within us.
  • Important to experience the life force within us.
  • Meditation can increase myelin in the brain.
  • Each person needs to take responsibility for their own health and find daily ways to stimulate their own internal self-healing mechanisms.
  • Health comes from a place of stillness.
Julie Griffith, MD - Neurological Complications of Lyme Disease
  • Trained in pediatrics and did neurology residency at Harvard. Talk was with a focus on kids.
  • Borrelia Related Complex - complex disorder infecting multiple systems.
  • Involves co-infections, heavy metals, other toxins, biofilms, immune suppression, autoimmune disease, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal abnormalities, social isolation, disability, and spirit is out of the body.
  • Abnormality of the spiritual incarnation system in people with Lyme where they are not fully in their body.
  • In CFS, Gilbert Renaud talks about conflicts such as direction, stress over survival, low self-esteem, displacement from tribe, and powerlessness. The brain cannot process all of these which results in CFS. Need to ask a person what they are doing today and what they are going to do tomorrow to get them back on track.
  • Congenital Lyme presents more severely, microcephaly, slow processing speed, 40 point discrepancy in higher verbal IQ compared to performance IQ with dropping IQ points over time if not treated.
  • Acquired Lyme may be via insect bite, sexually transmitted, acquired dyslexia, acquired influenza feeling, joint pain, cervicalgia, and prolonged back pain.
  • Tick bites can infect within 2 hours.
  • Syphilis can infect anywhere in the nervous system. Borrelia can do the same.
  • Lyme is almost as common as AIDS.
  • Only 1 in 10 people that have Lyme know they have Lyme. In AIDS, 1 of 5 do not know they are HIV infected.
  • Headache and facial weakness common in children with Lyme. Encephalopathy observed.
  • PCR for Lyme is not good for blood, CSF, and other fluids. Better for tissue biopsy.
  • Has one five page checklist of symptoms on her web site.
  • Sees weight loss with Babesia.
  • Some patients may have POTS; upon standing, heart rate may increase or blood pressure may drop.
  • Bloated abdomen can be an issue with Bartonella.
  • In Lyme and no other disease, the symptoms can be all on one side.
  • CD57 around 90 in 6th grade kids.
  • Hypoperfusion of the orbitofrontal cortex is due to Lyme and nothing else.
  • Subset of children have hearing loss and should be evaluated.
  • Children may have floaters, need prisms, have eye muscle weakness.
  • Suicidal ideation can be a factor with Babesia.
  • Lymphatic drainage is important in Lyme.
  • Ursodiol best taken for 2 months after stopping Rocephin.
  • Miscarriages in a mother is a classic sign for Borrelia.
  • Diflucan can kill yeast and Borrelia.
 
Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD - Therapeutic Apheresis In the Treatment of Lyme Disease
  • More and more spouses and relatives of Lyme patients testing just as positive for Lyme but are asymptomatic. Who becomes symptomatic?
  • Toxic load that a patient load brings to the table is a major decisive factor. Determined by how much the patient has been exposed to and what their detoxification genetics are like.
  • His angle has always been the toxins were a primary issue.
  • When a patient has Lyme, biotoxins created by the infections easily overwhelm even normal detox pathways and there is no more room to deal with the aluminum, mercury, and other issues.
  • A killing agent leads to release of biotoxins from the microbes that have to be processed by the body through the same pathways as all other toxins.
  • Need to detox first before killing in some people.
  • Even the best detox methods may not be enough to prepare the person for the elimination of the Lyme bugs.
  • Leading practitioner is in Germany doing apheresis. Originally came from Japan.
  • Results in Lyme disease are astounding in chronic, severe cases.
  • Used also for longevity as an anti-aging tool.
  • Apheresis is an off-shoot of blood-letting.
  • Started in Japan in 1980 with observation of sponges in the deep sea that could feed on things that we consider toxic but not feed on things that we consider essential.
  • Filters absorb things that are bad but leave others untouched.
  • It is an off-shoot of dialysis. 2 IV catheters. Blood is taken out from one catheter. Red cells and white cells are then put back in through the other side and the plasma goes through a sponge that absorbs every known toxin. Insecticides, pesticides, heavy metals.
  • Treatment used to remove circulating cancer cells or after chemotherapy to remove chemotherapy residues.
  • Protein bound pathogenic or toxic substances are recognized by the filter and eliminated.
  • There is no need to infuse additional fluids.
  • There is no chemical put into the blood. Sensitive patients can do this.
  • Fantastic results for people with MCS.
  • Removes toxins bound to proteins and haptenes (involved in autoimmune diseases). Removes pro-inflammatory proteins.
  • Removes substances involved in thickened blood and hypercoagulation.
  • Everything the body needs is reintroduced to the body.
  • When you remove toxins from the blood, it creates an osmotic gradient and pulls other toxins into the blood.
  • Filter for virus, mycoplasma, metals, Lyme, environment toxins.
  • In the first treatment, they use a universal filter to see what is coming out of the patient.
  • Removes inflammatory cytokines and immune complexes.
  • The substances that are removed are reportedly enough to kill an elephant.
  • The filtered substances are then evaluated.
  • Blood tests are done before and after the filtration. Showed a positive tests for all 3 types of Lyme disease prior to filtration.
  • Aluminum, barium, and strontium found in one example he showed.
  • Aluminum in conjunction with mercury becomes a significant toxic issue.
  • Fluoride causes a destruction of our intelligence. Dietrich's own fluoride was high possibly due to fluoridation of water in the US.
  • Showed Lp-PLA2 of 253 prior to filtration with reference range < 151. After the filtration, it dropped to 153.
  • One 2 day treatment reduces body burden of toxins by 20% which is enough for hundreds of metabolic enzymes to start working again. The pumps start roaring at full speed and can deal with the rest of the toxins that remain.
  • Aluminum is the most significant co-factor that makes people with Lyme symptomatic vs. those that are asymptomatic.
  • Mentioned geo-engineering as a factor in aluminum and other toxins.
  • Took samples of snow after aerial spraying in Germany and found significant aluminum content.
  • He did a MELISA on aluminum which showed high allergic response to aluminum.
  • GeoEngineering - most planes have sprayers on wings that spray a carpet of aluminum and barium to reflect the sunlight and cool the earth; but at a very high price.
  • Exposure to EMF and chemtrails are the factors that have changed leading people to be more ill.
  • Aluminum does not show up when doing challenge tests as the body cannot eliminate it and the complexing agents used don't work well for aluminum.
  • Measured aluminum and barium in soil and on grass and found hundreds of times more than should be present.
  • Toxic environmental exposures impact horses and cattle; we are all the same animals.
  • His own filtrate showed aspergillus and BPA and toluene (air travel). He did not show any mercury suggesting that his detox protocol for mercury is working well.
  • Removing mercury (which suppresses Lyme) amalgams and replacing with BPA often makes a Lyme person become worse.
  • Sauna and homeopathics can be helpful for detoxing.
  • Extremely effective for MCS and CFS. Removes metals, solvents, dust and fine particles, bacterial and viral toxins.
  • Have had cures of genital herpes and other viruses such as EBV, HHV-6, etc.
  • Removes peroxynitrites from the system. These are a factor in neurological illnesses including ALS.
  • Used for MS, ALS.
  • Study of 8 people showed increase of ATP in mitochondria after only 1 session.
  • Chemofilter eliminates immune complexes, IgE, IgG, IgA, IgM, autoantibodies, CRP, interleukins, metals, fibrinogen, toxic LDL, etc.
  • Indicated for rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration, tinnitus, Guillain-Barre, MS, autoimmune diseases, etc.
  • Brain fog disappears, fatigue disappears, within a week after the treatment.
  • Aluminum and barium lead to bouts of high blood pressures.
  • Most people are tired afterwards for about a week. Main benefits come 2-3 weeks afterwards. Suggest doing it once per year. In some cases, may need 2-3 times per year.
  • Will be a game changer for kids but currently do only 11 years and older.
  • Desferal injections can help to remove aluminum. O'Mura has found that miso soup with cilantro can have profound detoxification effects. With a cilantro extract, found that you could decrease lead and aluminum content in 39 days by 50%. Cup of miso soup with fresh cut handful of cilantro every evening. 
  • First day have physical. Treatment 3 hours next morning. Day after one more treatment in the morning. One hour train ride from Prague. Approximately $5,000 for the entire treatment.
  • http://www.inus.de, Dr. Richard Straube

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