Public Tick IPM WG Call Notes – 6.9.2021  Go here for Dr. Sapi’s presentation

A recording of this webinar is available by visiting this link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/vrvbX7HbhcVkrnq37

Dr. Eva Sapi teaches Biology at the University of New Haven and has a research group that studies Borrelia burgdorferi.

Lyme disease numbers are going up with approximately 476,000 of Americans diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease from CDC surveillance data covering 2010-2018.

In vitro and clinical data observing the efficacy of antibiotics against Borrelia burgdorferi found that antibiotics, in some cases, do not work against Borrelia burgdorferi. In the mid-90s, in vivo studies found evidence that antibiotics such as tetracycline, erythromycin or doxycycline, failed to eradicate acute Borrelia burgdorferi infections. Studies turned to a stronger antibiotic, ceftriaxone. These studies also showed antibiotic resistance of Borrelia burgdorferi. These results led to the question of why Borrelia burgdorferi cannot be killed and if any other form(s) exist that are resistant to therapy.

___________________

**Comment**

Very interesting webinar on the persistence of Lyme.

Sapi is also known for her in vitro work with Stevia. When I inquired about dosages, she stated those have not been determined. Dr. Horowitz and many other LLMD’s are using stevia as a biofilm and cyst form disruptor. The new kid on the block is liposomal oregano oil (some also use clove and cinnamon or a combination of the three) based on Dr. Zhang’s work.) When I inquired about these, she stated that these same doctors are also finding results using them but results are anecdotal. Dr. Phillips mentions it in his book “Chronic.” Dr. Ross also mentions it.

I’ve previously used cinnamon, clove, and oregano essential oils (EO’s) put with black seed oil in capsules. When I questioned herbalist Greg Lee on dosage, he agreed with my treatment of a total of 6 drops of EO’s taken twice a day. I never herxed or noticed any recognizable results on this treatment and relapsed on it. Lee spoke about liposomal oils years ago at an ILADS convention, but they were hard to find at the time.

I am currently using the liposomal form of oregano as part of my Bartonella treatment with (Rifampin/Clarithromycin). I’m hoping this combination works and has lasting results. The brand “Doctor Inspired Formulations” within the link can be found cheaper elsewhere, but they are all pretty expensive. I do not have a financial affiliation with anyone. Please note the other liposomal forms they create as well.