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Kills Bartonella: A Brief Guide – Dr. Marty Ross

updated 6/24/20

“New experiments show effective Bartonella treatments must do more than kill growing germ forms – they should also kill hibernating persister forms of Bartonella and include agents to remove biofilms.”   Marty Ross MD

Recent research published in 2019 and early 2020 is changing the approach I take to treat Bartonella. Previous research showed Bartonella has rapidly growing germ forms – thus the antibiotics I recommended in the past treated growing forms only. New research shows that Bartonella also has non-growing forms called persisters. Think of a persister as a hibernating form of the germ that ignores most antibiotics and immune system attacks. In addition, this new research shows that Bartonella can form protective sugar-slime coverings called biofilms. These biofilms can block the immune system and antibiotics from reaching Bartonella. This new research is based on petri dish laboratory experiments.

In this updated article I review the best treatment approaches to eradicate Bartonella based on my clinical experience and this new science. (See link for article)

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**Comment**

In my experience Bartonella is as bad or worse than Lyme.  It is what both my husband and I struggle with when we relapse.  Unlike Dr. Ross, our doctor HAS had good results with A-Bart from Byron White for Bartonella maintanance.  For US it has been Berberine that has kept us at bay.  We take 500 mg 3X/day with good success.  Berberine is a wonderful herb and does 1,000 different things.  For more:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/05/05/good-news-for-bartonella-patients-identification-of-fda-approved-drugs-with-higher-activity-than-current-front-line-drugs/

Bartonella Treatment:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/01/03/bartonella-treatment/