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Lyme & Gut Dysfunction Webinar

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6365b76d-title_10e70a9000000000000028Lyme + Gut Dysfunction with Dr. Bill Rawls

Digestive issues like abdominal cramps, heartburn, nausea, and diarrhea often plague Lyme disease patients. The symptoms can be life-disrupting and tough to treat, and combined with the underlying causes, they can actually inhibit your ability to overcome Lyme.

What’s going on, and how can you heal your gut to jumpstart your Lyme recovery?

Join a live webinar with Dr. Bill Rawls, author of the best-selling book Unlocking Lyme, who knows firsthand what it’s like to live with chronic Lyme disease and gastrointestinal symptoms. He’ll reveal what’s to blame for Lyme-related gut dysfunction, and the holistic approach that helped him and thousands of others restore gut and overall health.

PLUS: Don’t miss an exclusive giveaway for webinar attendees, and have your questions ready for a LIVE Q&A on Lyme disease and gut health with Dr. Rawls.

  • Why digestive distress is a common and major complaint for people with chronic Lyme disease
  • How gut bacteria and other microbes trigger a range of symptoms from GI issues like nausea, abdominal pain, and reflux to systemic ones like fatigue, joint pain, and brain fog 
  • The foods, medications, and lifestyle factors that prevent healing and make symptoms worse 
  • The best diet, habits, and natural remedies for restoring a gut health 
  • Numerous insights during the live Q&A with Dr. Rawls

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How to Overcome a Lyme Treatment Plateau: 4 Steps to Jumpstart Your Recovery

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How to Overcome a Lyme Treatment Plateau: 4 Steps to Jumpstart Your Recovery

How to Overcome a Lyme Treatment Plateau: 4 Steps to Jumpstart Your Recovery

by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio
Posted 1/5/2021

Regardless of whether you’ve been treating chronic Lyme disease for a few months or several years, you’ve probably gone through tough times where you feel like nothing has moved the needle on your symptoms. It can raise all sorts of questions, the big one being, is any of this really helping me, or is it time to give up and move on? Lack of tangible progress is frustrating, but it doesn’t mean all hope for improvement is lost.

Treatment plateaus happen to everyone, and they may look a little bit different from person to person. One person may struggle with pain; for another, it may be lingering neurological symptoms. Whatever the symptoms are that leave you feeling stuck, the question at the forefront of your mind becomes, “Is there any way to move past this?”

By understanding some of the factors that contribute to plateaus, there’s a good chance you can get to the bottom of it, decide on a course of action, and start making progress again. Let’s take a look at four key ways to overcome a frustrating treatment plateau.

#1 Reassess the Five System Disruptors.

Revisiting your current protocol can clue you into areas that might be hindering progress. But if you’ve been treating for months or years, how do you even know where to begin?

First, take a look at the five system disruptors, says Bill Rawls, MD, Medical Director of RawlsMD and Vital Plan. “When you’ve lost momentum, that’s the time to systemically go through the five biggest variables that wreak havoc on the immune system and could affect recovery.”

The chief offenders most likely to impact progress include:

system disruptor-chronic stress

1. Chronic Stress

Constant stress is a biggie when it comes to roadblocks that hinder progress. Unmitigated stress takes its toll on the immune system’s ability to ward off infections. Although you can’t outrun stress, if you’ve recently been experiencing an uptick of it, that’s an area where you can begin to take steps to address it. Activities like vagus nerve stimulation, acupuncture, and deep breathing exercises can help bring on the calm, recalibrate an overworked nervous system, and get some balance back in your life.

system disruptor-poor diet

2. Poor Diet and Food Sensitivities

If you notice gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms like bloating, gas, or inflammation, your diet is the first place to look. The typical modern American diet is full of processed foods, refined carbohydrates, and artificial ingredients that our gastrointestinal systems aren’t built to process, which can cause all sorts of digestive distress. Not to mention, this way of eating is often deficient in the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients your body needs to promote healing.

Food sensitivities linked to the things we eat day in and day out are another factor that may be playing a role in stopping your progress, notes Dr. Rawls. Foods that tend to be the most problematic for people include:

  • Gluten: Found in wheat, rye, barley, and many pre-packaged foods, gluten is a plant protein with the ability to irritate the lining of the gut and cause inflammation.
  • Soy: Soy is a common allergen, and it shows up in a wide range of foods. Edamame, soybean oil, soy lecithin, and soy protein are a few of the soy variations to watch out for.
  • Lectin: Lectins are another type of plant protein found in grains, beans, legumes, tree nuts, and nightshade vegetables like peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant. Lectins may act as an irritant to the gut when they bind to molecules in the cell membranes, leading to irritation, inflammation, and leaky gut syndrome.
  • Mycotoxins: Mycotoxins are mold toxins that, in addition to being found in the environment, are also often found in foods like peanuts, processed meats, mushrooms, and most dairy products. Mycotoxins can induce a host of allergy symptoms and systemic symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, digestive issues, and pain.

Many people experience delayed reactions to the foods they’re sensitive to, so it’s not always easy to pinpoint the cause. If you think your health plateau may be due to food sensitivities, your best bet is to leave those foods out of your diet for a while and see if it yields improvements.

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3. Your Environment

There are all sorts of toxins in the environment that can impair the function of the immune system and all systems of the body, one of the most common ones being mold. For people who have developed sensitivity to mold, mold mycotoxins can cause a barrage of multi-systemic symptoms.

Your body absorbs mycotoxins through the airways as well as the intestinal lining, says Dr. Rawls. “Once mycotoxins are inside of the body, they trigger inflammation and oxidative stress, which further leads to a disruption in immune system functions.”

Like food sensitivities, the effects of mold exposure might not appear for several days. Think back to when your treatment plateau began. Is it possible you’ve come in contact with mold or are dealing with hidden sources of it? If so, take action to try to lower the toxic load as best as you can.

In addition to mold, consider whether there are significant concentrations of other unnatural toxins in your environment and aim to minimize your exposure to those as well. Urban dwellers often have to deal with polluted air, but people living in rural areas can be exposed to high levels of toxic pesticides and herbicides from agriculture.

system disruptor-sedentary

4. Too Little Movement

When you’re feeling ill, exercise is probably the last thing on your mind. However, movement is critical to improve circulation, enhance detoxification, and boost endorphins — all much-needed functions to help you feel better. But don’t feel disheartened if you’re not up to aggressive exercise. Restorative activities like qigong, Pilates, or walking can get the blood flowing while minimizing the risks of a setback or flare-up.

When regular physical activity isn’t practical because of inflamed tissues, infrared sauna can be an adequate substitute. Infrared sauna (or any sauna, for that matter) stimulates blood flow, dilates blood vessels, and flushes debris from tissues. This enhances detoxification and reduces inflammation.

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5. New Microbes

With chronic Lyme disease, there’s always the possibility that coinfections like bartonella, babesia, or mycoplasma may be factoring into the equation and causing symptoms. There’s also the potential for exposure to a new microbe like a virus, or perhaps you’ve had another tick bite. The presence of other stealth pathogens can further hinder the immune system’s ability to ward off infections and might be the hurdle that caused you to stall out on your recovery.

#2 See a Doctor If New Symptoms Pop Up.

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It’s not uncommon for people with Lyme disease to tough out the day-to-day symptoms. Patients become accustomed to the inability to predict how they’ll feel from one day to the next. But there are times, especially if you’ve undertaken self-treatment, where seeing a doctor is an appropriate step.

“Anytime you have unusual symptoms that are out of the ordinary — you haven’t had them before — you should see a doctor,” says Dr. Rawls. “If you’re having symptoms that are getting worse, you should see a doctor. It could be something other than Lyme, and sometimes, you need to be evaluated.”

Symptoms that should not be ignored include:

  • Chest pain
  • Heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe or recurring pain somewhere in your body (for example, headaches, abdominal pain, pain with urination)
  • Sudden weight changes
  • Fainting
  • Persistent fevers or one that reaches 103℉ or higher
  • Confusion

These symptoms serve as a guideline; other concerns might arise that aren’t on the list. The bottom line? If something doesn’t feel right, it’s better to have it checked out and get some peace of mind rather than to brush it off.

#3 Change Up Your Herbal Protocol.

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Have you been using herbal therapy for a while and feel like your progress has halted? If so, it might be time to switch things up a little.

“When you’ve used something for a long time, even herbs, I do feel some people build up a tolerance to them,” says Dr. Rawls. “It might not happen to everyone, but it does happen to some people, and we’re not exactly sure why.”

To combat a potential tolerance to herbs, try the following steps to get back on the path to feeling better.

1. Increase Your Current Herbs.

Most herbs have a wide dosing range associated with taking them, meaning some people may need higher doses than others to be effective. If you’re stuck in a rut, but you’ve noticed some gains with your current herbal protocol, try bumping up the dosages — one herb or blend at a time — to see if you experience improvements. Since herbs have a low potential for toxicity, raising the dose is generally considered safe, with the most common side effect being mild GI discomfort.

Additionally, many herbs are warming herbs, which can generate heat in the body and may leave you feeling stimulated. When raising your dosages, Dr. Rawls advises making sure you’re supplementing with immune-modulating herbs like reishi mushroom, sarsaparilla, and ashwagandha as well. These herbs balance the immune system and keep it from kicking into overdrive.

2. Add Different Herbs to The Rotation.

Another question to consider: Could there be other microbes at play contributing to my symptoms? Though the foundational herbs in many protocols have some coverage against coinfections like bartonella, babesia, and mycoplasma, sometimes you need a more targeted approach to suppressing those microbes. To strengthen your defenses against stealth pathogens, Dr. Rawls recommends slowly adding in one new herb at a time. His herbs of choice include:

group of white bidens flowers growing on stems

Bidens

Bidens, specifically Bidens pilosa, is the species that has the most powerful action against malaria and malaria-like microorganisms like babesia. In addition to its antimalarial properties, Bidens pilosa is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective.

Suggested dosage: Bidens pilosa is most potent when prepared as an alcohol tincture. The dose may vary depending on the company you buy it from, but tinctures are an excellent way to begin at a low dose of the herb and increase drops as tolerated.

Side effects: There are no known side effects associated with Bidens pilosa, however, some plants can become contaminated with heavy metals. Make sure you purchase the product from a reputable company that takes steps to minimize exposure to heavy metals. Additionally, you should not take this plant if you have diabetes, as it can cause fluctuations in blood glucose or insulin levels.

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Houttuynia

Native to India and Nepal, houttuynia is a potent antiviral with activity also against mycoplasma.

Suggested dosage: The dose may vary depending on a company’s preparation.

Side effects: The herb can have a fishy smell but is otherwise well tolerated.

green Crytopleptis leaves and flower

Crytopleptis

Traditionally used to treat malaria in Africa, cryptolepis demonstrates systemic antibacterial properties and antiprotozoal properties. The herb is anti-inflammatory and provides antimicrobial activity against babesia.

Suggested dosage: Cryptolepis is available as a powder, tea, capsule, or tincture, so the dose varies depending on the preparation.

Side effects: It tends to be well-tolerated in most people.

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Neem

Neem is native to India and offers potent antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. It may contain antimalarial properties against babesia. Also, it has a protective effect on the liver and kidneys.

Suggested dosage: Dosing varies by preparation, so follow the recommendations provided by whatever product use.

Side effects: Most people tolerate the leaf and bark extracts well.

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Black Cumin Seed Oil

Native to the Middle East, Europe, and parts of Asia, black cumin seed oil contains antimicrobial, immune-balancing, and anti-inflammatory properties. The herb may be particularly potent against bartonella.

Suggested dosage: The dosing will vary depending on the preparation, so follow the recommendations on the product you choose.

Side effects: The herb is generally well-tolerated, but some mild GI upset has been reported in some people.

Oregano Essential Oil in bliss bottle and dropper

Oregano Essential Oil

As a potent antimicrobial, oregano essential oil has been shown to defend against persistent borrelia infections in patients with chronic Lyme disease symptoms. Oregano oil contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities as well.

Suggested dosage: Oregano is available as a capsule, liquid, and in liposomal form, and the dose varies depending on the preparation.

Side effects: Oregano oil can cause some GI discomfort, so it’s best to take the herb with food.

3. Know When to Scale Back.

Sometimes, hitting treatment hard for a while can lead to an intensification of symptoms, in which case it might be time to hit the pause button for a bit. Treatment with herbal therapy or other protocols is about finding the “sweet spot,” says Dr. Rawls. It’s a point at which the herbs are potent enough to be effective but not so strong that they cause a harsh Herxheimer reaction and make you miserable.

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Detox strategies like infrared sauna, yoga, and rebounding can support your body’s efforts to eliminate debris and toxic substances, so your cells can get the water, nutrients, and oxygen they need for optimal functioning. Plus, there’s no shame in backing off of treatment for a few days or even a couple of weeks until you begin to feel better. Once the intense symptoms subside, slowly ease back into your treatment protocol at lower doses.

#4 Consider Additional Testing.

If you’ve followed the above steps and find you’re still at a standstill, you might benefit from further testing for chronic infections or other lab tests your doctor may deem beneficial. “The more we test, the more we know, so there’s value in it,” says Dr. Rawls. “Testing may help use tailor herbs or other treatments a bit better.”

But testing for chronic infections has its drawbacks due to a lack of sensitivity and reliability. “If you do additional testing and find something, great! We can treat it,” explains Dr. Rawls. “But if you do testing, and it’s negative, you can’t assume other chronic infections aren’t there. So remember, testing is fair at best.”

Ultimately, the choice to test is a decision best made in partnership with you and your healthcare provider. If more information alters the course of treatment and helps you get over this bump in the road, it might be a good idea to pursue it.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to Lyme disease, a plateau can certainly be discouraging. But as you work through the different variables that might be interrupting your healing, you’ll likely discover an area or two in need of attention. As you address those concerns, you’ll begin to experience progress again. Soon, your recovery plateau will become a thing of the past.

Dr. Rawls is a physician who overcame Lyme disease through natural herbal therapy. You can learn more about Lyme disease in Dr. Rawls’ new best selling book, Unlocking Lyme.  You can also learn about Dr. Rawls’ personal journey in overcoming Lyme disease and fibromyalgia in his popular blog post, My Chronic Lyme Journey.

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**Comment**
 
Hopefully you are under the supervision of a Lyme literate doctor.  Two heads are better than one and the first place to start is to discuss this plateau with your practitioner.  LLMD’s treat many people and have experience and often know just what to use or try to take you to the next step.  For more on LLMDs:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/11/25/what-makes-a-doctor-lyme-literate/
Another recommendation is to keep a monthly calendar with plenty of space to write down daily symptoms in the box.  Then, from this make a monthly  “executive summary” for your practitioner.  That way you can focus on exact symptoms (and the evolution of them) at your appointment.
 
I also realize many patients live in places where there aren’t any LLMDs.  This often necessitates a self-directed approach with herbs as the only option available.  There are also others where LLMD’s just aren’t affordable and cases where patients haven’t seen improvement on antibiotics – however, there can be many reasons for this:
 
  • wrong antibiotics are being used
  • wrong dosage is being used
  • patient is blaming the antibiotics when it’s often herxheimer reactions causing the horrible symptoms and they just need to push through or take steps to manage these
  • pathogens are causing the symptoms (Bartonella is known to cause GI symptoms)

Since this is unlike anything you’ve ever treated for in the past, it’s hard to understand that you typically feel a whole lot worse before you start feeling better.  It’s also imperative you go on a low or no sugar diet, take plenty of good quality refrigerators pre and probiotics.  

Then there’s the issue of all the other issues that can crop up that have nothing to do with antimicrobial treatment at all such as MCAS, mold, food sensitivities, etc.  These other issues are becoming more common now due to our toxic environment – including electromagnetic radiation.  Some patients have to avoid WiFi altogether.
 
Another point not mentioned in the article is that this really is best described as peeling an onion layer by layer.  You start out with a certain set of symptoms that changes over time.  For instance, when both my husband and I began treatment for Lyme disease, we didn’t notice any Babesia symptoms, but as time wore on and we knocked back a portion of the germ load, all of a sudden we were having air-hunger and chest pressure – common symptoms of Babesia.
 
In my experience few patients have just Lyme disease anymore – particularly if they are chronically/persistently infected.  These complex cases require time and many different antimicrobials in a layered fashion, and most of all – an open mind.

Artemisinin from Sweet Wormwood Inhibits SARS-CoV-2

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/01/04/artemisinin-from-sweet-wormwood-inhibits-sars-cov-2.aspx

Artemisinin From Sweet Wormwood Inhibits SARS-CoV-2

Analysis by Dr. Joseph MercolaFact Checked

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • An antimalarial treatment made from the plant Artemisia annua (Sweet Wormwood) shows promise as a COVID-19 treatment
  • The drug artesunate — which contains two compounds found in Artemisia annua: artemisinin and dihydroartemisinin — is a first-line treatment for malaria
  • In a recent in vitro study, both pretreatment and treatment with artemisinin extracts, synthetic artemisinin and the drug artesunate were able to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection. However, artesunate was the most potent in terms of treatment, and from a clinical perspective may be the only one worth pursuing
  • Artesunate’s mechanism of action against SARS-CoV-2 is as yet unknown, but artemisinin does have confirmed antiviral activity
  • The World Health Organization has come out in opposition to artemisinin-based products, warning their use can bolster drug-resistant strains of malaria parasites. For this reason, people living in malaria-prone areas should be cautious about using this plant remedy

A second antimalarial treatment is now being seriously considered and evaluated for its efficacy against COVID-19. The treatment is made from the plant Artemisia annua, which most people know as Sweet Wormwood. Other names for this plant include Annual Sagewort and Sweet Annie.

Research over the past few decades has revealed multiple health benefits from this medicinal herb, which has a centuries-long history of use in folk medicine. In 2015, Chinese scientist Tu Youyou received a partial Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of artemisinin and dihydroartemisinin,1 both of which have potent malaria-fighting properties.

As reported by the University of Kentucky,2 “The popular malaria drug artesunate was developed from those compounds and is still used as a first-line treatment for the disease today.”

Artemisinin — A Viable COVID-19 Remedy?

Interestingly, in addition to having a long-standing history of being used as a highly effective antiparasitic, it also has anticancer properties. Additionally, artemisia annua has antiviral activity that might be helpful against SARS-CoV-2.

In an April 8, 2020, press release Mateon Therapeutics reported3 that “Artemisinin is highly potent at inhibiting the ability of the COVID-19 causing virus (SARS-CoV-2) to multiply while also having an excellent safety index.”

After testing the plant’s antiviral effects in a laboratory setting for a couple of years, University of Kentucky researchers are also exploring its use for the treatment of COVID-19,4 as are researchers in Denmark and Germany.5 According to the University of Kentucky:6

“Surprisingly, results showed that the plant’s leaves, when extracted with absolute ethanol or distilled water, provided more antiviral activity than the actual drug itself — meaning that an Artemisia annua-blended coffee or tea could possibly be more effective than taking the drug.”

Based on these findings, researchers have decided to test artemisinin in patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Some of the first human studies, set to investigate both the extract blended into coffee and tea, as well as the drug artesunate, were implemented by UK HealthCare.

University of Kentucky researchers have founded a company called ArtemiFlow to develop and manufacture the drug, in collaboration with the Kentucky Tobacco Research & Development Center.7 A sister company, ArtemiLife, is marketing Artemisia tea and coffee to raise research funds.

Mechanism of Action Remains Unknown

As for its mechanism of action, such details still remain to be discovered. C&EN explains:8

When countering malaria, artemisinin exploits the parasite’s taste for hemoglobin in its host’s blood. As the parasite digests hemoglobin, it frees the iron-porphyrin heme complex from the protein.

Because this heme is toxic to the parasite, the organism normally converts the complex to a more benign crystalline form. ‘But artemisinin corrupts this heme-detoxification pathway,’ says Paul O’Neill, a medicinal chemist at the University of Liverpool.

If artemisinin does have any effect against SARS-CoV-2, though, it likely relies on a completely different mechanism than the one it uses against the malaria parasite, Harvard’s [malaria researcher Dyann F.] Wirth says.”

In Vitro Study Reports Positive Results

An in vitro study9,10 looking at the efficacy of artemisinin-based treatments against SARS-CoV-2, posted on the prepublication server bioRxiv, October 5, 2020, report promising results.

The study was a collaboration between researchers from Germany, Denmark and Hong Kong, led by Kerry Gilmore, Ph.D., from the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany.

Three artemisinin extracts, as well as pure, synthetic artemisinin, artesunate and artemether were evaluated. During the initial screening for antiviral activity, a German SARS-CoV-2 strain obtained from Munich was used.

Later on, during the concentration-response phase of the trial, they used a Danish SARS-CoV-2 strain from Copenhagen. These two strains are said to be “more closely related to the majority of SARS-CoV-2 strains circulating worldwide than the Wuhan strain.”11,12

In summary, they found that both pretreatment and treatment with artemisinin extracts, synthetic artemisinin and the drug artesunate were able to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection of Vero E6 cells and human hepatoma Huh7.5 cells. That said, artesunate was the most potent in terms of treatment, and from a clinical perspective may be the only one worth pursuing.13,14

World Health Organization Warns Against Its Use

While the world is eager to add another remedy to its COVID-19 treatment list, the World Health Organization has come out in opposition to artemisinin-based products. In a May 27, 2020, article, C&EN reported:15

“One of the most high-profile advocates for using the herbal remedy against the novel coronavirus is Madagascar president Andry Rajoelina, who has been touting Covid-Organics, a tonic containing A. annua that the Malagasy Institute of Applied Research developed …

But health officials are deeply concerned about the promotion and use of these herbal remedies for three principal reasons. First, no evidence exists that A. annua extracts can prevent or cure COVID-19 …

Second, A. annua preparations such as teas, tonics, or herbal capsules also contain a cocktail of bioactive compounds in addition to artemisinin that can have side effects such as dizziness, hearing problems, and vomiting.

Third, and perhaps most worrying of all, widespread use of A. annua herbal extracts could bolster drug-resistant strains of malaria parasites such as Plasmodium falciparum.16

For people living in regions where malaria is endemic, exposure to subtherapeutic doses of artemisinin in A. annua may be enough to kill off some of the parasites in their bodies, but not all of them. Clearing out weakling parasites leaves more room for drug-resistant siblings to proliferate, rendering vital ACTs [artemisinin-based combination therapies] ineffective.”

According to Pascal Ringwald, who heads up the drug resistance and response unit of the WHO Global Malaria Program, artemisinin resistance is a significant problem in Southeast Asia, where Artemisia readily grows and is commonly used.17

That said, this risk is bound to be slight for Americans and people in many other Western countries where malaria is exceedingly rare. According to C&EN,18:

“Scientists interviewed by C&EN agree that although this use is against WHO recommendations, it does not risk accelerating resistance because there are so few cases of malaria in the U.S.”

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The antiviral activity of artemisinin, which is normally thought of as an anti-parasitic, is as amazing as the antiviral activity of ivermectin, which is normally thought of as a dewormer.  The very interesting aspect of artemisinin; however, is it’s ability to:
 
‘corrupt the heme-detoxification pathway.’  
 
The reason that this is interesting, is that within this video, Dr. Northrup describes how radiation from 5G (60gh) can adversely affect hemoglobin making it difficult to be oxygenated, and that this actually happened in both NY and China. The first case of COVID-19 occurred 1 month after the 5G rollout in Wuhan, China – people were actually blue from lack of oxygen.
 
Also, if you remember the post from April, a NY doctor describes how ventilators were harming COVID patients who were described as suffering severe hypoxemia and that the usual treatments were failing because they:
 
result in severe hemodynamic impairment and fluid retention.” 
 
These details seem to continue to implicate 5G in this saga:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/04/25/coronavirus-science-policy-politics-5g/
Excerpt:

RF radiation and COVID-19 cause similar disease. In my last newsletter (“Is the Sky Really Falling?”), I noted some effects of COVID-19 that are similar to effects of radio waves. The list of effects in common has grown, and includes:

  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • digestive problems
  • muscle pain
  • tachycardia
  • hypotension
  • cardiac arrhythmias
  • strokes
  • seizures

As many as two-thirds of people who test positive for COVID-19 have lost their sense of smell, often without any other symptoms. Patients are presenting with mental confusion, without any respiratory symptoms at all. Patients are presenting with diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. When patients with any of these symptoms test positive for the coronavirus, their illnesses are being attributed to that virus. But these are all classic symptoms of radio wave sickness.

WHEN BOTH THE VIRUS AND RF RADIATION ARE PRESENT, THE DISEASE SHOULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO BOTH.

And RF radiation and COVID-19 both cause hypoxia. COVID-19 impairs oxygen absorption by the blood, and RF radiation impairs oxygen use by the cells. COVID-19 would not be so severe were it not for the radiation.

Recently, there is a new symptom that is being attributed to the virus that is exactly what one would expect to see from millimeter waves: a “fizzing” sensation throughout the body. It is being described as a “buzzing sensation,” “a burning feeling,” and “an electric sensation in the skin.” It is probably wrongly being attributed to the virus, and is due instead to 5G.

 

Unlocking Latency: Treating Microbial Resistance With Natural Medicine – FREE Webinar Dec. 30, 2020

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In the past, Thing has promoted liposomal essential oils. My guess is this will be discussed in this Webinar as well:

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/11/17/liposomal-essential-oil-remedies-a-breakthrough-in-natural-lyme-treatment/

Lyme Recovery Workshop Webinar

https://rawlsmd.com/webinars/lyme-recovery-workshop/

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When: Wed. Nov. 18, 2020

Time: 8pm EST

Countless doctor appointments, murky test results, dead-end diagnoses, half-empty bottles of remedies that just didn’t work. Trying to treat chronic Lyme disease can feel like a never-ending merry-go-round ride that the conductor refuses to stop.

If you’re ready to take back control of your health and find a protocol that works, don’t miss this new, live webinar with Dr. Bill Rawls, author of the bestselling book Unlocking Lyme.

Designed as an interactive workshop, Dr. Rawls will help you determine what’s getting in the way of your healing and which natural and conventional remedies are right for you — not just what’s worked for somebody else.

By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a personal roadmap to your recovery that’s ready to put into action — all you’ll have to do is take the first step.

PLUS: Don’t miss an exclusive gift for webinar attendees that will help
guide your journey
, and have your questions ready for a LIVE Q&A on
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 with Dr. Rawls.

  • How to design an individual action plan for recovery
  • What must be included in your protocol to lay the foundation for long-term healing
  • • Which additional therapies will offer you the targeted symptom relief you need
  • How to identify and remove your obstacles to recovery that prevent treatment from working
  • How to know when it’s time to add, change, or eliminate therapies
  • Numerous insights during the live Q&A with Dr. Rawls

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