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Removing Parasites to Fix Lyme & Chronic Illnesses – Dr. Jay Davidson

http://drjaydavidson.com/removing-parasites-fix-lyme/  Sept. 2017

REMOVING PARASITES TO FIX LYME AND CHRONIC ILLNESSES
by Dr. Jay Davidson

Article Summary

  • Parasites are more common than you might think. About 50% of the western world has parasites. Importantly, parasites can play a part in almost every common illness, and they can prevent the effective treatment of chronic disease.
  • Parasites can range from microscopic creatures, to huge tapeworms. Anyone can be affected by parasites, but there are some patients, such as those with poor immune systems and Lyme sufferers, who are more risk-prone.
  • The symptoms of parasites and Lyme are often very similar. It may be easy for many people to overlook the presence of a parasite in their body. Common symptoms range from insomnia and bruxism, to anemia, skin conditions, and more.
  • Parasites and Lyme disease go hand in hand. When parasites are within your system, it is impossible to remove Lyme. Some studies have even found that parasites can protect the bacteria of Lyme inside themselves.
  • Treating parasites can also mean treating chronic illness. Often, treatment for parasitic infections will begin with a careful consideration of diet. Make sure to remove grains, sugars, and pork from your diet. You should also consider adding substances like garlic, diatomaceous earth, and coconut oil.
  • One of the most powerful treatments for Lyme and parasites is Mimosa Pudica. This substance paralyzes parasites and flushes them from the system.
  • Management for parasite die-off will be necessary during a cleanse. Removing Lyme and parasites from your body can be an exhausting process.

DO YOU HAVE PARASITES?

It is difficult to think that there might be parasites crawling around inside you. The concept is nerve-wracking, and just plain disgusting. Experts believe that more than 50% of people in the Western world will suffer from a parasitic infection in their lifetime. It is easy to understand why this is the case when the human body is crawling with bacteria. The digestive tract holds more than three pounds of bacteria alone.

Although some bacteria can be good for your body, improving nutrient absorption and digestion, other bacteria can be devastating. When the bacteria in your system gets out of balance it creates a perfect place for parasites to thrive.

Parasites can enter your body in many ways and eating lot of fructose and glucose feeds the parasites helping them multiply. Pharmaceuticals, such as antibiotics, can also deplete the digestion system of bacteria and encourage parasitic growth.

For people with chronic Lyme, the problem is that they may not know they have a parasitic infection. This can mean that you are attempting to rid the body of disease while the parasites inside you are still acting as a host for Lyme disease itself. Researchers believe that parasites could play a part in every common illness. If you want to get rid of a chronic disease, you need to start by killing parasites.

The first step, of course, is recognizing that you have parasites in your body. The disturbing truth is that you probably do. Studies indicate that most people have parasites – especially those with chronic illnesses like Lyme.

The Symptoms of Parasites: What to Watch For

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Parasites are complex creatures. Almost always associated with inflammatory diseases, including chronic Lyme, they actively prevent good health. A parasitic infection can range all the way from tiny microscopic organisms, to tapeworms that are several feet long. A parasite can enter your body through water, food, or even just skin contact.

The key thing to remember is that anyone can have a parasites. These creatures are not just common for impoverished countries and unhygienic environments. Parasites are a common all over the world, including the United States.There are factors that can mean you have a greater level of risk.

Factors that can increase your risk of parasite infection include:

  • You frequently swallow water from ponds, lakes, rivers, or other unhygienic sources.
  • Your immune system is compromised, perhaps because you’re suffering from chronic Lyme.
  • You work in a medical environment that might include direct contact with feces and bodily fluids
  • You travel frequently to tropical regions where parasitic infections are more common.

The symptoms involved with parasitic infections are varied. Many involve skin problems, such as hives, rashes, eczema, and psoriasis. According to Parasite expert, Dr. Todd Watts, one of the most common problems links back to trouble sleeping. Many of his patients suffer from insomnia and “bruxism”.

Bruxism, or the grinding of teeth, can happen because parasites are more active at night. Additionally, parasites can also be responsible for anemia and blood sugar problems. Before you begin treating your parasites, you may need to come to terms with some of the common symptoms. For chronic Lyme sufferers, pinpointing symptoms can be particularly difficult. Lyme symptoms and the signs of parasites are often very similar.

Some signs that you may have a parasitic problem include:

  • Insomnia, consistent fatigue, and poor sleeping habits
  • Lowered immune systems, the appearance of new allergies, and constant illness
  • Rashes, itching, and skin problems such as sores, or eczema and Psoriasis
  • Mental problems such as brain fog, anxiety, or depression
    Food cravings
  • Joint and muscle pains
  • Eye spots or difficulties with sight
  • Anemia, low blood sugar, or adrenal fatigue
    Parasites and Chronic Lyme Disease

It is an uncomfortable truth that the human body is crawling with hundreds of strains of bacteria. When properly balanced, the right bacteria can be beneficial. However, when bacteria falls out of balance, problems begin to occur. In chronic Lyme disease patients, imbalance is a significant problem. Ongoing inflammation within the body, and issues with the immune system can throw the entire system into chaos.

In many circumstances, parasites enter the body because we create the ideal environment for them. With a compromised immune system from Lyme disease, consistent gut problems, and exposure to various chemicals, we are welcoming parasites in. Experts, like Dr. Watts, believe that to overcome chronic infections such as Lyme, we need to first address parasites.

Interestingly, it is also worth noting that some parasites can house Lyme disease. In other words, if you do not remove the parasites from your system before treatment, you’ll still have protected Lyme bacteria in your system living inside of the parasites. One study, which examined the brain tissue of patients who died due to serious neurological conditions, revealed that Lyme can thrive within nematoid worms.  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/06/03/borrelia-hiding-in-worms-causing-chronic-brain-diseases/, and https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/08/09/dr-paul-duray-research-fellowship-foundation-some-great-research-being-done-on-lyme-disease/

Without a protocol that takes parasites into consideration, treatments for Lyme disease may be temporary, or completely ineffective. While it is possible that treatments that do not engage parasites might lead to some improvements in your symptoms, many problems will remain or return later on. This is because parasites allow Lyme disease to persist within the body, inside the parasites, even after treatment.

On top of the problems that parasites impose when it comes to Lyme, they also cause a range of problems in general with your health. Simply ignoring the presence of parasites in your body could mean overlooking solutions that could allow you to achieve optimum health.

Treating Parasitic Infections to Treat Chronic Illness

Treatment for parasitic infection can come in numerous forms. There are a range of natural treatments that can help to eliminate parasites and prepare the body for better health. Most of the time the best solutions for parasitic infections involve changing your diet and using the right supplement at the right time.

People suffering from parasitic problems in combination with Lyme can make the problem worse by consuming sugars. It is often recommended that you remove all sugars and grains from your diet during a parasitic removal so you are not feeding the parasites as you try to eliminate them. Dairy can also present problems for some patients, although you should seek out guidance from a professional.

Natural Solutions For Parasites:

Just as there are foods that can worsen parasitic infections, there are other foods that can help your circumstances. For instance, pumpkin seeds help to fight off parasitic infections. There are also a range of other solutions that are commonly recommended, including:

Garlic: Garlic can be a powerful solution when removing yeast and parasites. It is a natural source of health-boosting nutrients. To use garlic, simply mince two cloves into a glass of water.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon can be a fantastic remedy for a range of different illnesses. Cinnamon can break down a parasite infestation and kill fungus in the body.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is wonderful for boosting your immune system. While fighting Lyme disease, Vitamin C can give your body the antioxidants it needs to thrive. For the purpose of parasite removal, it is best to take around 5,000mg per day.
Coconut oil: Coconut oil is a naturally nourishing anti-fungal substance. You can consume coconut oil throughout the day to support parasitic removal and soothe your gut.
Apple cider Vinegar: A rich source of B-vitamins, apple cider vinegar is useful for neutralizing the pH in your gut, which can help to make the intestines healthier. By boosting your microbiome health, you can improve digestion, and remove parasites at the same time.
Diatomaceous Earth: Effective at killing parasitic eggs, and parasites, Diatomaceous earth is great for improving your digestive tract.

Natural solutions

Foods To Avoid:
Banishing parasitic infections is a complicated process. Generally, you’ll need to focus on introducing positive substances into your diet, while removing dangerous substances. There are some foods that will naturally help parasites to thrive. Since your aim will be to remove parasites at all costs, stay away from:

Pork: Pork is one of the most common sources of parasites. Because pigs consume and process food differently to humans, there are toxins present within the flesh of the animal. It is crucial to avoid pork when cleansing your body of parasites.
Grains: Wheat and many other grains containing gluten can quickly break down into sugar. Sugar not only feeds parasites, but also leads to intestinal inflammation.
Processed foods: Processed foods are bad for your health because they contain a lack of nutrition. However, it is worth noting that these foods also contain a great deal of sugar.
Alcohol: Alcohol impairs the immune system and many other elements in the body. To improve your body functioning during a parasite cleanse, avoid alcohol.
Sugar: Sugar reduces the functioning of the immune system, and feeds parasites.

MIMOSA PUDICA AND KILLING PARASITES
One of the best treatment solutions for removing parasites is a Mimosa Pudica (Para 1) protocol. The best supplier of premier, fat soluble, additive free Mimosa Pudica, is Microbe Formulas. Importantly, while there are other Mimosa Pudica options on the market, the Organic Mimosa Pudica offered by Microbe Formulas is the most pure form for treating parasitic infections.  https://microbeformulas.com/collections/frontpage/products/microbe-formulas-mimosa-pudica

Mimosa Pudica actively paralyzes parasites and forces them to fall away from their position on intestine walls. This means that parasites can be effectively flushed from your system.

With Mimosa Pudica, patients have seen huge improvements in their lives, thanks to the removal of parasitic infections. The good news about this substance, is that it is a powerful tool to include in any parasite protocol. This means that regardless of what your parasitic treatment includes, Mimosa Pudica (Para 1) could enhance your protocol.

The system fits into every GI and GAP protocol, because it helps to create a healthier gut microbiome. To make the gut system more effective, it is crucial to get all the mucus, parasites, and other dangerous substances out of your stomach and intestines. Whether mucoid plaque or parasites, you need to begin by clearing out your microbiome.

Mimosa Pudica supplements should be used for at least six months. The supplement mentioned above is particularly effective because it plays multiple parts in recovery. Not only does it bind the toxins in the body, but it also repairs cell membranes. On top of that, it delivers positive nutrients into the blood and digestive system.

Importantly, if you are considering using Mimosa Pudica, you will need to deal with issues of constipation first. If you’re struggling to pass bowel movements, this can be a serious problem for any parasite or detox program. Although the substance itself can cause a little constipation at first by releasing things throughout the body, it is important for patients to manage their bowel movements. Make sure that you use enemas, magnesium, and frequent water consumption to push your bowel movements through.

Managing Parasite Die-Off
As we bring this conversation about parasites and Lyme disease to a close, one important thing to mention is parasite die-off. Crucially, as you move forward with your parasite cleanse, you may notice that you begin to suffer from a range of symptoms caused by the death of parasites in your system.

Regardless of the cleanse you choose, the process of removing parasites and Lyme from your body is exhausting. It is crucial to make sure that you get plenty of rest. Sometimes its best to take some time off of work if possible to reduce stress and recover faster. On the other hand, you might consider using a gentler cleanse to help acclimatize your body. Some of the symptoms you might expect during die-off include:

Headaches: Pain and headaches are common with parasite die-off. Sometimes, these pains are a result of a change in your internal environment. In some cases, headaches can also be a result of parasites moving around in your head.
Crawling sensations: A parasite cleanse is an uncomfortable experience for your unwanted guests. This means that the parasites might begin to move around in your body. The truth is that many patients will not be able to feel this movement. However, you may convince yourself that you can notice a crawling sensation.
Issues with digestion: When parasites are living in your body, digestive problems are common. In some cases, as you begin to rid the parasites from your body, you might find that the symptoms appear to get worse. You may experience issues like diarrhea and bloating as your body eliminates toxins.
Skin sores: As mentioned above, skin problems are a symptom of parasites. However, sores can also occur when the body tries to remove toxins and parasites too fast. The skin can suffer from breakages and sores over time.
Problems with emotional stability: Parasites thrive on your nutritional income. A parasite can also steal away the nutrients and minerals that you need to enjoy good mental health. You might struggle from periods of anxiety and depression during die-off.
Cravings: As mentioned above, parasites thrive on sugars and other types of food. It is important to remove these foods from your diet during a parasite cleanse. However, doing so could leave you with specific cravings. Make sure that you do not give in to them!
Respiratory effects: Killing parasites in the body can mean that your system takes drastic measures to rid you of the infection. Increasing the flow of mucous is a common way to respond to contaminants. There’s a chance that you’ll experience respiratory symptoms similar to the common cold.
Frequent bruising: When parasites begin to feel threatened, they can move around. Sometimes, the restlessness of parasites in your body can cause them to move closer to the skin. When this happens, you might find that you see more bruises on your body.
Ultimately, it is fair to say that removing parasites from your body can be a difficult and uncomfortable process. However, if you want to overcome Lyme for good, it is essential to start by killing parasites.

If you leave parasites unattended in your body, they can contribute to a range of illnesses and diseases, including chronic Lyme. On top of that, it is simply impossible to live in good health with a buildup of parasites in your body.

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More on Parasite treatment:  https://www.betterhealthguy.com/a-deep-look-beyond-lyme

http://www.klinghardtacademy.com/images/stories/parasite_treatment/Parasite_Treatment_Basic_Step_9_2013.pdf

Dr. D. KLINGHARDT PROTOCOL – To be used only under the direct supervision of qualified medical practitioners.  
(systemic parasite medications)

The following represents only PART of Dr. K.’s protocol. Other herbs and therapies comprise the complete protocol. They can be found in the “A Deep Look Beyond Lyme” in the note book. That information is from 2011 and is being updated as Dr. K and other physicians learn more.

The following drugs are used for a year in rotation to kill parasites.

1. Biltricide 600 mg – twice daily (q. 12 hours) for two days
Absorption increases most when taken with a high carb meal. A high fat meal increases it almost as much. Take with grapefruit juice to increase absorption also.

2. Ivermectin 12 mg – one 12 mg (or four 3 mg) tablet(s) four times per day for fourteen days (take at the same time as Pyrantel Pamoate) on an EMPTY stomach.
Pyrantel pamoate (liquid – 4 teaspoons) 1000 mg per day at bedtime for fourteen days.

3. Albenza 400 mg – Two 200 mg tablets twice per day for fourteen days (after completing fourteen days on Ivermectin and Pyrantel). Take with food. (every 12 hours)

4. Alinia 1000 mg – Two 500 mg tablets twice per day for fourteen days (after completing Albenza) every 12 hours

(A’s addition from Dr. Clark’s Book – Levimasole 100 mg (3 times/day) before meals)

THEN 2 HERBS:

5. Mimosa Pudica (Biopure) – ½ teaspoon 2x/day for fourteen days mixed drink, milk or juice

6. Arteminisin (Biopure) – 200mgs 2x/day for fourteen days.
ALWAYS take with 4 oz. of grapefruit juice 30 minutes before meals.

REPEAT ENTIRE SEQUENCE 4 TIMES.

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/03/23/rebecca-keith-on-mcas-parasites-lymemsids/  Nurse practitioner Rebecca Keith on Parasites and MCAS.

For another take please read this by Susan Luschas, PhD, and mom who has done a lot of footwork for her family:  http://www.debugyourhealth.com/parasites-in-humans/#Kalcker-Protocol

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“Dr. Klinghardt has suggested that when it comes to parasites, this is where some of the pharmaceutical options really shine and are often necessary.” –Quote from Better Health Guy.com. Our family had to learn this the very hard way (See 5 years and thousands of dollars in the previous section).

I no longer believe that you can get rid of parasites in humans without prescription medications. If I could do it all over again, here is a list of what I would do, in order from first to last:

Enemas to get a head start on worms
Kalcker Protocol for worms   http://www.debugyourhealth.com/parasites-in-humans/#Kalcker-Protocol
Additional Parasite Medications for flukes, protozoans, and more worms  http://www.debugyourhealth.com/parasites-in-humans/#Parasite-Medication-For-Humans
Gallbladder Liver Flush & Massage to flush out the dead ones
Suppositories if itchy bum

http://www.preventionandhealing.com/articles/Parasites_Often_Hidden_and_Undiagnosed.pdf  and http://www.preventionandhealing.com/articles/Lyme-Disease-Autism-and-Beyond.pdf  Excellent articles, both by Dr. Simon Yu, M.D.

http://www.wormbook.org/chapters/www_anthelminticdrugs/anthelminticdrugs.html  Here we learn an inconvenient truth about nearly ALL coinfections including nematodes: Despite the prevalence of parasitic worms, anthelmintic drug discovery is the poor relation of the pharmaceutical industry. The simple reason is that the nations which suffer most from these tropical diseases have little money to invest in drug discovery or therapy. It comes as no surprise therefore that the drugs available for human treatment were first developed as veterinary medicines. There is thus a pitifully small repertoire of chemotherapeutic agents available for treatment (see Table 1). In some respects, this situation has been exacerbated by the remarkable success of ivermectin over the last twenty years (Geary, 2005), which has decreased motivation for anthelmintic drug discovery programmes (Geary, Sangster and Thompson, 1999). This prompts concern, as anthelmintic resistance has been widely reported in livestock and it may also only be a matter of time before this phenomenon occurs in parasites of humans.

The drug industry just isn’t attracted to these pathogens.  Frankly, treatment is in the stone ages on all things TBI.

For more on detoxing:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2015/12/06/tips-for-newbies/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2015/08/15/herxheimer-die-off-reaction-explained/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/06/28/jarisch-herxheimer-a-review/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/09/29/epsom-salts-for-lymemsids/

 

 

Epsom Salts for Lyme/MSIDS

So thankful for the following article.  It explains why every Lyme/MSIDS patient needs Epsom Salts in their tool bag.  See more articles at end.

https://www.naturalnews.com/042753_Epsom_salt_baths_remarkable_health_benefits_detoxificatin_technique.html  Dr. David Jockers

This bath pulls toxins out of the body; improves muscle and nerve function, reduces inflammation and improves blood flow

Epsom salts have been used by many different cultures for hundreds of years. They have a number of different beneficial properties and are used in gardening, household cleaning and detoxifying the body. These salts are very inexpensive and can be purchased at bulk discounts in garden centers nearly everywhere. Using Epsom salt baths is an advanced detoxification strategy that has remarkable health benefits.

Epsom salts are named for a bitter saline spring located at Epsom in Surrey, England. Epsom is different than traditional salts in that it is actually a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. These minerals have very powerful health benefits that can enhance the detoxification capabilities of the body.

How an Epsom salt bath works

Magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin and into the body’s bloodstream. The skin is a highly porous membrane that both takes in minerals and eliminates toxins every day. Using a powerful mineral base such as Epsom salts in a bathwater medium creates a process called reverse osmosis. This process pulls salt and harmful toxins out of the body and allows the magnesium and sulfates to enter into the body.

Magnesium plays a critical role in over 325 enzymes, helps to improve muscle and nerve function, reduces inflammation and improves blood flow and oxygenation throughout the body. Sulfates are necessary building blocks for healthy joints, skin and nervous tissue. Epsom salts replenish the body’s magnesium levels and sulfates. This combination helps to flush toxins from the body and helps build key protein molecules in the brain tissue and joints.

The use of regular Epsom salt baths has been shown to improve the symptoms of many health conditions including athlete’s foot, gout, toenail fungus, sprains, bruises and muscle soreness. It is also good for anyone dealing with chronic disease or chronic pain to do regular Epsom baths to help detoxify and de-inflame while improving mineral and sulfur balance in the body.

Contraindications to Epsom baths would be if you are pregnant, dehydrated or have open wounds or burns on your skin. Individuals who are suffering from a cardiovascular disease should always consult with a natural health physician who is familiar with the health benefits of Epsom salt baths before starting.

How to take an Epsom salt bath

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The first step is to schedule yourself at least 40 minutes, as you need about 20 minutes to remove the toxins, and for the second 20 minutes, the body absorbs the minerals in the bath water.

Fill up your bath with warm water. As an added step, having a water filtration system in your house is great for reducing toxic chlorine, fluoride, dioxins and heavy metals, but if your home doesn’t have one (they can be on the pricey side), regular water works just as well.  Add in the Epsom salts in the following amounts:

Children under 60 lbs: Add 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
Individuals between 60-100 lbs: Add 1 cup of salts to a standard size bath
Individuals between 100-150 lbs: Add 1 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
Individuals between 150-200 lbs: Add 2 cups of salts to a standard size bath
For every 50lbs larger – add in an additional 1/2 cup of salts.

Additional strategies to apply with an Epsom salt bath

Adding in a 1/2 cup of olive oil is also very good for the skin, as the polyphenols soak into the skin and give extra antioxidant benefits. Adding ginger or cayenne can increase your heat levels, which will help you to sweat out toxins. You can add anywhere from 1 tbsp to 1/2 a cup to stimulate sweating, and these herbs are loaded with antioxidants that will enhance the detoxification process as well.

Do not use soap with an Epsom salt bath, as it will interfere with the action of the minerals and the detoxification process. Try to rest for an hour or two afterward unless you have arthritic joints, in which case you will want to stay active as much as possible to prevent congestion in the joints.

Sources:

http://www.naturalnews.com

http://www.naturalnews.com

http://www.wikihow.com

http://www.saltworks.us

http://www.edgarcayce.org

http://science.naturalnews.com

About the author:
Dr David Jockers is a Maximized Living doctor and owns and operates Exodus Health Center in Kennesaw, Georgia where he specializes in functional nutrition, functional medicine and corrective chiropractic care to get to the underlying cause of major health problems.

His website features great articles on natural health and incredible recipes. He is the author of the best-selling book SuperCharge Your Brain – the complete guide to radically improve your mood, memory and mindset. He has over 50,000 active followers on his social media and email newsletter and is a big influencer in the Primal Health movement.

Dr. Jockers is also available for long distance consultations and health coaching to help you beat disease and reach your health goals. For more information got to www.drjockers.com

For more on detoxing:

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2015/12/06/tips-for-newbies/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2015/08/15/herxheimer-die-off-reaction-explained/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/06/28/jarisch-herxheimer-a-review/

Dr. Todd Lepine – Functional Medicine and Lyme Disease

  Published on Jul 20, 2017

Dr. Jay Davidson interviews functional medicine expert, Dr. Todd LePine.  They walk through Lyme disease, parasites, the importance of mitochondria, nutrition, infrared technology, parasites, and much more!

Show Details:

1:12 – Dr. Todd LePine’s Background
5:50 – Top Testing Dr. LePine Uses for his Functional Medicine Approach
8:25 – Dr. LePine’s Preferred Lyme Disease Specific Testing
11:00 – Genetic Testing
14:40 – Mitochondria and Your Health
17:15 – Courtagen- Genetic Testing Related to Mitochondria
18:10 – Exercise and Nutrition Impacting Your Mitochondria
20:00 – PQQ Supplement for Mitochondria
20:40 – Mitochondria as Bacteria
21:30 – Evolution of Nutrition and Cycling Your Diet
25:30 – Intermittent Fasting
25:30 – Circadian Rhythm
28:55 – Lyme Disease aka “Tick-Bourne Illness”
32:45 – The Role of Antibiotics in Lyme
36:25 – Probiotics
38:30 – Parasites
40:10 – Treatments and Protocols for Lyme
42:15 – Chronic Lyme and Lack of Fevers
43:30 – Infrared Therapy
44:15 – Book Recommendation by Dr. LePine: Plague Time: The New Germ Theory of Disease
45:00 – Chronic Conditions and the Immune System
45:50 – Last Thoughts from Dr. Lepine on Lyme Disease: “The Great Mimicker”
48:30 – Visit Dr. LePine’s Website: http://www.drlepine.com or additional educational resources at: Genova Diagnostics — https://www.gdx.net/

Chronic LD Summit #2

http://chroniclymediseasesummit2.com/?idev_id=11577&idev_username=Summit3  Please register at link.

Lyme disease is quickly spreading across the entire globe — very few are enlightened on this troublesome condition — that’s why Dr. Jay Davidson has urgently created the second summit on this topic (with only 2 repeat speakers from 2016). 300,000+ people per year contract Lyme, and 2017 is predicted by some to be an incredibly risky year!

The Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2 is online and FREE from June 19-26, 2017.

Speakers and Topics:

Wayne Anderson, ND
Overview of Lyme and Its Evolution

James Maskell
Evolution of Medicine and Lyme

Scott Forsgren, FDN-P
Maximizing Lyme Disease Recovery

Philip Blair, MD
Col. US Army, ret.
Lyme Recovery with CBD

Jay Davidson, DC, PScD
Improving Lyme Disease Protocols

Jonathan Streit, DC
Testing for Functional Neurological Issues

Tyna Moore, ND, DC
Strength Training to Optimize Stem Cells

Sarah Ballantyne, PhD
Diet/Lifestyle as a Complementary Approach

Leslie Douglas, PhD
DNA Connexions PCR Assay

Greg Lee, MAc, BS
GoodbyeLyme™ Treatments and Remedies

Dave Ou, MD
Things Missed in the Treatment of Lyme

Evan H. Hirsch, MD, ABOIM
Coinfection Bartonella Treatment

Katie Dahlgren, ND
Helping Lyme Through Parasites

Shayne Morris, PhD, MBA, CNS
The Omics of Borrelia
Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD
Latest on Lyme Testing and Treatments

Amy Derksen, ND
Non-Antibiotic Approaches to Treating Children

Dan Pompa, DPSc
Is Chronic Lyme Linked to Heavy Metals?

Todd Watts, DC
Killing Parasites to Kill Lyme Disease

Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
Biofilm and Galectin-3 Breakthrough Strategies

Darin Ingels, ND
Herbal Therapy and Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDI)

Jerod Bergman, DC, CCSP, CSCS
Stopping EMFs and Geopathic Stress

Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP
Thyroid and Lyme Disease

Tim Jackson, DPT, CNS(c)
Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Inflammatory Cytokines

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom
Homeopathic Approach to Lyme Disease

David A. Jernigan, DC
Unique Approach to Healing

Gerry Curatola, DDS
Microbiome of Your Mouth

Jonathan Landsman
Fixing Toxic Teeth and Gums

Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM, IFMCP
CIRS and Lyme Disease

Christine Schaffner, ND
Healing Your Brain from Lyme Disease

Diane V. Capaldi, MAP
Consciousness as It Relates to Healing

Jon Butcher
Repairing Relationships After Illness

Keesha Ewers, PhD, ARNP
Feeling Betrayed by Your Body?

Kim D’Eramo, DO
Mindsets That Impair Immune Function

Dana Walsh & Brent Martin
How to Lyme Less and Live More!

Sarah Schlichte Sanchez
Fighting as a Mindset

MiraLAX & Behavioral Issues in Children

http://abc7chicago.com/video/embed/?pid=1776754“>http://abc7chicago.com/video/embed/?pid=1776754

ABC 7 Eyewitness News Video News report

http://abc7chicago.com/news/update-more-families-speak-out-over-miralax-side-effects-for-kids/1777380/

By Wendy Saltzman

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:38AM
An Action News Investigation making national headlines has revealed parents’ concerns that a popular over the counter medication is sickening kids.

Following our report, we heard from families across the country who are also voicing claims that their children have developed neuro-psychiatric problems and other troubling side effects after taking MiraLAX.

Lots of parents have reached out to us asking what to do, desperate for answers, because some say after their children were prescribed MiraLAX off label, the behavioral issues started – from depression to anger, anxiety and mood swings.

Now, we have some answers from the experts, including new details on the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia study, and resources where parents can turn.

“I didn’t feel like a normal kid,” Nicole Oerkfitz from North Wales, Pa. told Action News.

Oerkfitz was placed on MiraLAX when she was just 3-1/2 years old.

“I would be very aggressive towards my sister; I would want to kill my sister, and I was 4,” Oerkfitz said.

Her mother Jeanie Ward said she was horrified to see her once care-free daughter change drastically after she says she took MiraLAX for just ten days.

“Near psychiatric events with paranoia, mood swings, aggression, rage, the OCD repetitive chewing,” Ward said.

It was similar to the stories other families shared with Action News, after they say doctors prescribed MiraLAX off label to treat their children’s constipation.

“After six days on MiraLAX, we noticed overnight he acted out of character,” parent Sarah Locatelli said.

As Action News reported, MiraLAX is made up of Polyethylene Glycol or PEG 3350. The label says for use in “adults and children 17 years of age and older” and for “no more than 7 days.”

But our investigation found many doctors prescribe MiraLAX for young kids, and in some cases for long term use.

Now, doctors at CHOP are speaking out to Action News for the first time, defending the safety of MiraLAX.

“Since MiraLAX came out, we found it so effective, currently it is the go to medication to start with,” CHOP pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Ritu Verma said.

Dr. Verma admits some of her own patients have claimed their children experienced concerning side effects from the medication, but she says there is no evidence as of yet that it causes any harm.

“We do not at this time have any information at all to say that this is an unsafe medication,” Verma said.

The FDA previously told Action News there was “insufficient data to demonstrate a link between PEG 3350 and serious neuropsychiatric issues in children”citing only 167 adverse events reported to the FDA.

But we dug through a 3,900 page document of 14,688 adverse event reports through 2016 and found more than five times as many. The FDA’s own records actually document 950 children who have reported adverse events to the FDA after taking MiraLAX, ranging from mouth ulcers, to suicidal thoughts, mood swings, aggression and seizures.

The Administration confirmed these numbers, but says there are several limitations including that adverse event reports don’t necessarily prove a relationship between the product and the event. And said, “the FDA has considered these reports…and at this time does not believe additional warnings or other changes are warranted.”

“If a parent is extremely concerned about the side effects of MiraLAX or any other medication, they should stop the medicine,” Verma said.

Osteopathic pediatrician, Dr. Kristen Berry, says she’s anxious to see the results of CHOP’s study.

“We should not be using something off label that’s not approved in children. I definitely have a great concern over that,” Berry said.

CHOP wouldn’t talk about the $325,000 study they are conducting for the FDA, which was commissioned back in 2014.

But to our surprise, apparently it hasn’t started yet.

After our report, they published a statement online, which says, “Researchers…have not begun enrolling children, but once enrollment begins, an announcement will be made.”

“To me, there is definitely what I would call a red flag,” civil attorney Derek Braslow told Action News.

Braslow says he is now reviewing more than 500 families’ claims and is considering filing a lawsuit against Bayer, the maker of MiraLAX.

“The manufacturer has a duty to give an adequate and fair warning of what the benefits of the drug are, and what the risks of the drug are and if they are not doing that then they are liable,” Braslow said.

But for now, for the families we spoke with, questions still remain.

“The rage lasted about 13 years, like it just stopped,” Oerkfitz said.

Oerkfitz, now 19, says the side effects – anger, paranoia, and anxiety – have just recently subsided. And while her memories are filled with pain, she hopes other families will think twice before giving their children MiraLAX.

“I don’t feel like I got to live a normal childhood,” Oerkfitz said.

Bayer previously told Action News there have been many clinical studies conducted with PEG 3350 in pediatric populations which have demonstrated safety for short and long term use in children.

Link to CHOP study: http://heuckeroth.research.chop.edu/peg-3350-study

FDA Statement:

Response to your question on adverse events reported to the FDA:
It is important to note that over-the-counter products containing PEG 3350 are not labeled for use in pediatric patients (other than to direct parents to consult a doctor) or for extended periods of time. However, the agency has undertaken comprehensive reviews of adverse event reports and medical literature. These reviews have indicated that the approved labeling for PEG 3350 products accurately conveys their risks, and additional warnings regarding neuropsychiatric issues in children are not warranted at this time. However, we understand that many parents and physicians rely on these products to treat serious constipation. Because the FDA takes the health and welfare of pediatric populations very seriously, the agency is funding research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to better determine the benefits and risks associated with the use of these products in children. The study is ongoing.

With respect to adverse events, the FDA confirms that, as found in the provided FOIA report which dates up to September 16, 2016, there are nearly 1,100 reports of adverse events in FAERS referencing MiraLAX and pediatric patients. However, it is important to understand that adverse event reports (FAERS data) do have limitations. First, there is no certainty that the reported event was actually due to the product. For a safety report, the FDA does not require that a causal relationship between a product and event be proven, and reports do not always contain enough detail to fully evaluate an event. Reports are often duplicates or updates of previously reported events, and therefore a raw count of reports may not accurately convey the number of unique events that have actually been reported to FDA. Further, the FDA does not receive all adverse event reports that occur with a product. Many factors can influence whether or not an event will be reported, such as the time a product has been marketed and publicity about a drug or event. Therefore, FAERS cannot be used to calculate the incidence of an adverse event in the U.S. population. In addition, while adverse event reports give us some information about a product and serious injuries or deaths related to use of a particular product, they often indicate situations that require additional analysis and do not constitute conclusive evidence of a problem with the product. Sometimes after further analysis, the adverse events may inform agency decisions to take regulatory action. Other times, further analysis shows that the adverse events were not attributable to a problem with the product but to other factors, such as a patient’s underlying health conditions. It also is important to note that the number of adverse events identified may fluctuate with our growing understanding of an issue, as well as through identification and elimination of duplicate reports.

For more information regarding FAERS: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Surveillance/AdverseDrugEffects/default.htm

As mentioned above, the FDA has considered these reports as part of its review and at this time does not believe additional warnings or other changes are warranted. We look forward to results of the CHOP study, to further determine the benefits and risks associated with the use of these products in children.

I also refer you to the previous responses FDA has provided you, and the FDA’s response to the 2012 Citizen Petition from the Empire State Consumer Project, available at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FDA-2012-P-0566-0006

REPORT AN ADVERSE EVENT TO THE FDA:

For information on how to submit an adverse event, see here:
Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of medical products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report
Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

BAYER STATEMENT:

Bayer Consumer Health has a long history as a leader in the manufacture and marketing of a broad range of over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare products and nutritional supplements. The health of our consumers is our top priority.

The MiraLAX brand became part of Bayer’s OTC portfolio in the United States in October 2014 with the acquisition of Merck Consumer Care. MiraLAX is an osmotic laxative that relieves occasional constipation. MiraLAX was introduced as a prescription laxative in February 1999 and was approved by the FDA as an OTC medication in 2006. OTC labeled dosing applies to adults and children 17 years and older for up to 7 days, unless otherwise directed by a doctor.

While MiraLAX is not labeled for use in the pediatric population, there have been many clinical studies conducted with PEG 3350 in pediatric populations which have demonstrated safety for short and long term use in children with a history of chronic constipation.

As part of Bayer’s ongoing commitment to consumer well-being, we regularly track, analyze and report all adverse event data related to the use of the product. Results of this ongoing monitoring support the continued safe use of MiraLAX.

With regard to the clinical study in question, it is a government-funded study by the National Institute of Health being conducted by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. As Bayer is not involved in the study, any inquiries should be directed to them.

Aluminum, Alzheimer’s, & LD

Although a strong link between aluminum and Alzheimer’s is fairly well known, a recent study confirms it once again.   http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0946672X16303777  Chris Exley, a member of the research group, states that in his view;

“The findings are unequivocal in their confirmation of a role for aluminum in some if not all Alzheimer’s disease.”http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2016/12/strong-evidence-linking-aluminum-and-alzheimers/

He also states that those with familial Alzheimer’s have some of the highest levels ever measured that are similar to fatal cases of aluminum-induced encephalopathy in patients also undergoing renal dialysis.

While this information is important for everyone to know, it is particularly import for Lyme/MSIDS (multi systemic infectious disease syndrome – or Lyme with friends) patients as there is a connection between Alzheimer’s and Lyme Disease as well as other infections.
https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/11/17/alzheimers-lyme/,
https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/06/09/alzheimers-byproduct-of-infection/,


Published on Jun 9, 2016
Dr. Marc Siegel explains on ‘Fox & Friends’ how Kris Kristofferson was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s but actually had Lyme Disease.
(Warning:  the news reporter propagates a myth that “One antibiotic,” prophylactically will cure LD if used early.

The Take Home:  One or two pills of doxycycline will not cure LD.

What is aluminum in and how can we avoid it?

Most Vaccines: (Hepatitis A, B, Hib, DTaP, pneumococcal, Gardasil, and others.) Aluminum is added as an adjuvant that when mixed with a viral or bacterial antigen creates a greater inflammatory immune response which theoretically elicits a higher response of protective antibodies. The problem with this, according to Dr. Mercola, is that vaccines containing inactivated microbes promote antibody-mediated (Th2) immunity which means your body is less prepared to fight infections and more apt to acquire allergies. http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2016/06/how-aluminum-in-vaccines-affects-your-health/ (Read this well written article about how vaccines work)

According to Dr. Mercola, aluminum injected into a muscle is 100% absorbed by the body, whereas, when ingested it 2-1.5% is absorbed. Also, there seems to be no upper limit in the vaccine program, with the number of aluminum containing vaccines quadrupling over the past 30 years.

The truly frightening aspect of vaccines is that studies have shown that immediately after vaccine injection, macrophages race to eat up the aluminum and the antigen and have the ability to go right through the blood brain barrier into the brain like a Trojan horse – delivering aluminum directly to the brain. This, if you remember, is what Exley warns about – an accumulation of aluminum in the brain – which is a part of the perfect storm of Alzheimer’s. Adding to the perfect storm are infections such as tick borne infections, inflammation (which TBI’s also cause), mitochondrial problems (TBI’s can cause), dysbiosis (think “leaky gut” which TBI’s can cause as well as yeast/fungus due to antibiotic use), premature birth, irradiation, infant formulas, and methamphetamines.

Antiperspirants: Aluminum (chloride, chlorohydrate, zirconium) salts can make up 25% of some antiperspirants, and after a single application about .012% of aluminum may be absorbed. The tally over a life-time of use is huge. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/02/16/aluminum-lurks-in-crystal-deodorants.aspx   Look in your health food store for alternatives or take a pinch of baking soda mixed into water and apply to underarms.

Food supply:
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/03/22/aluminum-toxicity-alzheimers.aspx  Aluminum compounds are often added into foodstuffs as well as by contamination with aluminum equipment. Baking powder, self rising flour, salt, baby formula, coffee creamers, baked goods and processed foods, coloring and caking agents often have aluminum. Read labels. Cooking in aluminum foil increases concentration. Avoid aluminum laminated pouch drinks.

Drugs: antacids, analgesics, anti-diarrheals and additives like magnesium stearate.

Toothpaste: read labels and avoid aluminum oxyhydroxide.

Aluminum Cookware and aluminum espresso makers

Chelating agents to detoxify Aluminum:
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/03/22/aluminum-toxicity-alzheimers.aspx, by Dr. Mercola (March 22, 2014)

Silica-rich water, such as Fiji water,17 which contains 83 Mg of silica per liter. Research published in 2013 showed that drinking up to one liter of a silicon-rich mineral water daily for 12 weeks effectively excreted aluminum via the urine, without detrimental effects on essential metals such as iron and copper. According to the authors: “We have provided preliminary evidence that over 12 weeks of silicon-rich mineral water therapy the body burden of aluminum fell in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and, concomitantly, cognitive performance showed clinically relevant improvements in at least 3 out of 15 individuals.”
• Melatonin: Research shows that melatonin has a metal binding role and is a useful supplement in the treatment of neurological disorders in which oxidative stress is involved, which includes Alzheimer’s. Melatonin can travel freely across all cellular barriers, facilitating the removal of toxic metals such as aluminum. It also appears to suppress the oxidative activity of aluminum in your brain.
• Anything that raises your glutathione. Your body synthesizes glutathione from three amino acids: cysteine, glutamate, and glycine. Raw fruits and vegetables, particularly avocado, asparagus, grapefruit, strawberries, orange, tomato, cantaloupe, broccoli, okra, peach, zucchini, and spinach are rich in the precursors glutamate and glycine. Dietary sources of cysteine include eggs, meat, red peppers, garlic, onions, Brussels sprouts, whey protein, and wheat germ. Other helpful treatments for improved glutathione metabolism include:
Exercise: Exercise affects your adenosine triphosphate (ATP) levels needed to help produce glutathione
Optimizing your vitamin D levels through sun exposure: There’s some evidence vitamin D increases intracellular glutathione levels
Epsom salt baths
MSM supplementation
◦ The supplement N-acetyl L-cysteine (NAC) may also be useful. NAC is the rate-limiting nutrient for the formation of the intracellular antioxidant glutathione
Curcumin: Research suggests that curcumin has a protective effect against aluminum-induced damage by modulating the extent of oxidative stress. It also decreases beta-amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer’s, delays neuron degradation, chelates metals, decreases microglia formation, and has an overall anti-inflammatory, antioxidant effect. Studies have shown that curcumin can help improve memory in Alzheimer’s patients. There are some contraindications that curcumin is not recommended if you have biliary tract obstruction (as it stimulates bile secretion), gallstones, obstructive jaundice, or acute biliary colic.

LD Therapies – Dr. Rawl

  Approx. 1 Hour

Published on Dec 8, 2016

Last weekend, Dr. Rawls gave a presentation titled Exploring Lyme Disease Therapies in the 21st Century to the North Carolina Lyme Foundation.  What you’ll learn from this video lecture:

– 6 components necessary for recovery
– 3 holistic approaches to overcoming Lyme
– The importance of immune function on the body
– My approach to boosting the immune system and regaining lost health

For more information, please visit https://www.rawlsmd.com