This is intended to provide a reference to protocols that I have found to contain valuable information on the treatment of Lyme Disease. It is not intended to replace the advice of your own physician.
It is very important to understand that Lyme is a complex condition and approaches to treatment should incorporate individualized medicine when at all possible. The items listed below are protocols that have emerged from several practitioners; I have not created nor used a single "protocol" for my personal recovery.
Lyme Disease Protocols
Some of my favorite Lyme disease protocols are those from Dr. Klinghardt, Dr. Cowden, Master Herbalist Stephen Buhner, and Dr. Burrascano. Each approaches Lyme Disease in different ways and I find that each protocol contains significant information of value. I highly recommend reading these protocols and then making a decision on which approach feels more appropriate for your individual situation. For me, it has been an integration of different approaches which has made me feel more empowered to beat this disease and return to full health. I thank these practitioners openly for sharing with us all so freely.
- Dr. Lee Cowden's Lyme Protocol (uses NutraMedix products)
- Stephen Buhner's Healing Lyme Protocol from an article in Public Health Alert
- Dr. Bill Rawl's Vital Plan and RESTORE Kit
- Dr. Joseph Burrascano's Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines (2008 Revision shared with permission)
- Dr. Marty Ross MD - The Successful Treatment Recipe
Mold and Biotoxin Illness Protocols
I continue to be amazed by how many people with chronic Lyme that don't seem to be getting better also have a mold issue. Living or working in an environment where one is exposed to mold and their mycotoxins on a regular basis will negate just about every other beneficial thing we do to recover our health. After years of struggle, I found that I was living in an apartment that had a notable mold issue. Thanks to Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, the topic of mold was something I was able to explore and take action to address. His approach often works for people without mold exposure that have other sources of biotoxins as well.
General Chronic Illness Protocols
It is my opinion that often times people hyper-focus on Lyme disease and do not consider the many other factors that must be evaluated and addressed in order to regain wellness. Some protocols that I think are excellent in considering these broader factors include:
An article was published in the July 2006 edition of Explore! magazine which summarized the January 2006 conference on Lyme Disease and Other Neurotoxin-Mediated Illnesses by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt. My notes from that conference can also be found here. The article was a good summary of various approaches that Dr. Klinghardt uses to address Lyme Disease.
Subsequent to the publication, I contacted Chrystyne Jackson from Explore! and asked for permission to scan and reprint the article here. She kindly agreed to allow me to share this article further. I urge anyone with a serious interest in resolving their own health conditions to consider subscribing to the publication. It is a very significant source of information which I always find enlightening. To read the conference summary, click here.
Subsequent to that article on Dr. Klinghardt, an article was written which discusses the detoxification benefits that might be received through the use of Laser Energetic Detoxification (LED). For those with an interest in detoxification (which should be all of us), don't miss this one. To read the LED article, click here.