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Treating Lyme disease, Bartonella and Morgellons using Polypharmacy


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The information presented on this website is an account of my own experience healing myself and my conclusions of my own research. I am not a Doctor. This account is for information purposes only.


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This article is about taking advantage of a common theme in nature to make chronic Lyme treatment more effective,that theme is synergy. The protocol was designed for myself and adheres to a philosophy and anyone using the ideas presented should take their own health factors into consideration.

​I became symptomatic in July of 2011, although I traced the inffective insect sting to 2005 and dealt with many strange health issues in the time between, now clearly seen as Lyme symptoms. After becoming symptomatic I struggled with a diagnosis and went to 5 different doctors in the Denver area and finally one in California gave me a definitive diagnosis.The California doctor did biopsies and microscopic examination, and gave me a signed pathology report with pictures.​ The pathology report from the California doctor stated, “The clinical figures and histology figures prove you are suffering from Granlomatous Perforating Skin Disorder commonly called Morgellons skin phenomenon.”At the point I went to the California doctor I already suspected I had Morgellons and it was a step in the right direction to get that diagnosis however I questioned the reasons presented for the condition.

​When I returned to Colorado I started to review the material about Morgellons and found a wide array of explanations. The work Marc Neumann did on his site offered much information and a variety of leads to follow. Then I read the publications of the Charles Holman foundation researchers determining that the “Morgellons” condition had an "association" with the Borrielia spirochete, if it was a cause I believe those researchers would have forund that too. After reviewing everything that I could find that was pertinent, I accepted that the Lyme infection of Borrielia as an association was a lead worth following.

Morgellons as a co-infection of lyme disease is caused by a pathogenic bacteria that is opportunistic so it takes another infection or factor that compromises the immune system. These co-infections also form a symbiosis with the MD bacteria. So this synergistic protocol that has strategies for gram negative, gram positive bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites also deals with the MD bacteria. Another factor that is an obstacle to treatment with Bartonella and MD infections are the internal angiogenic tumors that are produced , this is discussed indepth on the "Bartonella" page.

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Morgellons as an infection also alters human DNA. This trangenic DNA insertion causes the tumor growth that is found under lesions that don't heal and other locations in the body. MD sufferers also experience disfigurement from tumor growth under the skin. Agrobacterium is used extensively in genetic modification and has been implicated in MD. Agrobacterium is a bacteria from the Rhizobiales bacterial order. Bartonella is also a bacteria from the Rhizobiales order and shares very similar characteristics. Agrobacterium is the gene transfer method of choice in genetic engineering because it was thought to be the only bacteria capable of DNA transfer into eukaryotic cells, cells with a neucleus or mamalian cells.  This causes a genetically induced disease. Bartonella also transfer DNA into eukaryotic cells.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21844337

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"Conjugative DNA transfer into human cells by the VirB/VirD4 type IV secretion system of the bacterial pathogen Bartonella henselae."

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microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Bartonella_henselae

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"Bartonella are the only bacteria able to produce angiogenic tumors in humans, very much like the Agrobacterium species that produce tumors in plants"

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As has been demonstrated by the Lyme community and Morgellons community these Bartonella and MD infections are very hard to remove. This is because the infection becomes sequestered in genetically induced tumors.  Standard antibiotics are very ineffective at killing the Bart/ MD pathogens much less attacking the contents of these tumors. The synthetic ABX that attack these types of infections best are aminoglycosides. These abx have limited effectiveness and also cause harm to human cells. They work by disrupting protein synthesis.  Organic and Amino acids treat these infections much more effectively. They are also synergistic with the other components that have robust activity against these infections, the Silver Sol and full compliment of phytochemicals.

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link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01708232

"Only aminoglycosides display in vitro bactericidal activity against intracellularBartonella species; therefore, they are recommended for treatment of Bartonella infections."


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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aminoglycoside

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"Aminoglycosides have several potential antibiotic mechanisms, some as protein synthesis inhibitors, although their exact mechanism of action is not fully known:"

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www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-06/f-aat060811.php

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"From familiar fungicidal and bactericidal peptides the research scientists produced sequence variations and tested them in vitro on various microbes. Putrefactive bacteria, for example, were incubated for an hour with the artificially produced antimicrobial peptides. As the new peptides contain cationic amino acid residues, they can bond with the negatively charged bacterial membrane and penetrate it. In their tests the research scientists compared the survivability of the pathogens with an untreated control. The experts focused on peptides with a length of less than 20 amino acids. "Antibiotic peptides unlock their microbicidal effect within a few minutes. They also work at a concentration of less than 1 µM, compared with conventional antibiotics which require a concentration of 10 µM," states Schubert, summarizing the test results. "The spectrum of efficacy of the tested peptides includes not only bacteria and molds but also lipid-enveloped viruses. Another key factor is that the peptides identified in our tests do not harm healthy body cells," the scientist explains."

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This protocol uses short chain amino acids  and an advanced form of non toxic charged Silver in it's effectiveness as well as a robust and synergistic supply of phytochemicals.


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​Learning about chronic Lyme and the wide variety of possible co-infections caused me to read many anecdotes of what people were treating with and their results. I also read many research papers about a variety of treatments and in those was the work of Dr. Eva Sapi. Dr. Sapi determined that two herbal extracts were actually synergistic and as a result more powerful than Doxycycline. The herbs also worked to combat the different pleomorphic forms of the infection. The synergy she observed showed the two herbals to be more powerful than what they demonstrated singularly when added together.When reviewing a very good research paper by Michael McIntyre titled “Synergy a Key Herbal Concept” then the concepts of "pharmacodynamic and pharmacokenetic synergy are understood.

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http://anh-europe.org/files/Michael_McIntyre_Synergy_in_1000_words.pdf


 I had decided by this time, since the accounts of treating with synthetic antibiotics (ABX) weren't demonstrating very good results and causingdamage to body systems, that I would follow an herbal treatment.What drove the creation of my "Synergy" protocol was trying to expand the practical limits of the synergy that herbs demonstrate when added together as well as to support and heal the body systems at the same time.

 “Polypharmacy” is common in herbal medicine and is the combining of several herbs in one combination that acts synergistically more powerful.There is “pharmacodynamic” synergy which is two or more medicinally active phytochemicals acting together on a single weakness and there is “pharmacokinetic” synergy when one phytochemical changes part of the infective pathogen’s defenses to make another phytochemical more effective. My thought to expand the practical limits of this synergy was reinforced.

​When you take into account that there are a collection of infections inside a person that are causing this “Chronic Lyme” then what is happening is pathogenic synergy. Pathogenic synergy is a commonly occurring phenomenon in nature and can be demonstrated by the phenomenon of “colony collapse disorder”, this is where whole colonies of bees die. What is happening there is that a parasite called Varroa Destructor changes the internal host immune system dynamic so the deformed wing virus can take over. That would be an example of kinetic synergy.There are numerous examples of pathogenic synergy in the scientific literature. Pathogenic synergy is common in humans as well.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6397141

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http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/07/25/aje.kws220.abstract


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​Currently it is agreed by all the top researchers and doctors that current testing is inadequate. The evidence would suggest that available testing should be rated less than inadequate because the possible variety of infections that a person is subjected to and that accumulate in the body are for a great extent not tested for or not detected.I know many people will disagree with the conclusions I came to about testing for infections, but I came to these conclusions to put my own needs in perspective and still believe them wholeheartedly.
My conclusion was that since a “clinical” diagnosis was given by LLMD’s using only the tests to reinforce such a diagnosis and that since the tests were too inadequate to tell me that without a doubt I was clear of being infected when I was “cured” then for me personally they were irrelevant.


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​The pathogens that a person may become infected with are bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasitic organisms, and mycoplasma and are often thought of as simple creatures not capable of advanced systems of survival. However their survival system are quite advanced. There are also pleomorphic forms and biofilms to consider. The importance of Biofilms is overemphasized in the Lyme community and they are aggressively attacked with protease enzymes. It's not the Biofilms that are preventing people from getting well however ,it is the genetically induced tumors. Researchers spend time looking at blood plasma , they should also be doing heart and spinal cord biopsies looking for endothelial tumor growth.

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​The pathogenic synergy increases the virulence of the collection of infections. The collective pathogens readily share information by "quorum sensing' and exchanging DNA to share resistance.Essentially the collection of infections form a symbiotic relationship resulting in pathogenic synergy that is commonly called virulence. The pathogens work as a team so they must be treated as a unit. Another reason that they should be treated as a single infection with many components is that the pathogenic DNA can cause re-infection. DNA is the genetic material that when combined with nutrients will generate life.

​Mycoplasma is the smallest bacteria and has a very simple genome, some researchers have asserted that Mycoplasma can grow from DNA remnants from other pathogens.Not only does the infection need to be treated as a whole, but the body needs to be treated as a whole because all the body systems influence the overall health of a person and these infections are systemic and go everywhere in a person’s body.

In order to prepare someone for actual treatment of the infections a good course of action is to maximize detox potential and support organ function.When pathogens are inside a person they release exotoxins and those toxins are responsible for symptoms. When they are killed the pathogens release a flood of endotoxins and those are responsible for the symptoms people experience in a Herxheimer reaction. The symptoms of the Herx are directly related to the symptoms of the particular type of infection. Those toxins need to be detoxed to return to health because they are very detrimental to health themselves.I suggest the following to prepare the body for treatment.

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Before going through the protocol description it is important to know that the protocol is designed to remove infections over time. Bartonella is the most serious of the infections and when it is killed the cell walls release endotoxins. These endotoxins are LPS, lipopolysaccharides, they contain toxic lipids which will damage DNA and tissues. These LPS are highly acidic and trying to push this protocol faster with bigger doses can only be the decision of someone who doesn't understand what is taking place. The resulting endotoxin release from that approach could be compared to drinking diluted paint remover.

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DRINKING A GLASS OF WATER WITH A TEASPOON OF COMMON HOUSEHOLD BAKING SODA TWICE A DAY IS RECOMMENDED TO NEUTRALIZE THESE ENDOTOXINS- however you should not exceed two teaspoons daily because this will have an adverse effect on digestion.

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It is also very important to understand the role of Histamine. Histamine is often associated with "Allergies", Histamine is an immune system component. When cells are damaged from a bacterial die off that release endotoxins then those damaged cells release Histamine. Histamine causes the surrounding tissue to become permeated, to get microscopic holes, so that the tissue can better detox the harmful endotoxins (LPS), the LPS traveling through these holes cause inflammation because of it's acidity, that is often seen as redness in "allergies". When a person is experiencing skin issues from treatment it is a sign that the treatment is working and becoming alarmed at this and stopping treatment or lowering doses is the wrong decision. Allergy medications or Anti-Histamines that are prescribed for "Allergy" symptoms actually make the cause of the problem worse by keeping more of the caustic toxins inside a person. Skin issues during treatment are a welcome sign that the treatment is working. The vast majority of people diagnosed with "allergies" actually have an internal bioterrain toxicity issue that is more than likely attributable to some kind of chronic infection combined with dysfunctional detox pathways. If you use a search engine and put in "detox" and "allergies" many enlightening sources of information will come up.

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PROTOCOL DESCRIPTION;

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Lecithin Taking a Lecithin supplement like Lecithin Mega PC-35  helps to promote a healthy liver and the liver is what cleans the blood. Lecithin also helps to repair damaged cell walls. Lecithin is an Omega 6 and needs to be balanced with an Omega 3 lipid. Omega 3’s are fish oil or cod liver oils supplements.

Probiotic use is essential to restore immunity and to process toxins out of the body. There is an obstacle to the probiotic bacteria reaching the colon and that is stomach acid. It is estimated that only 2% to 4% of probiotics survive stomach acid. This accounts for the months of time it takes to rebuild gut flora when taken orally and in chronically infected people that might not do anything. Implantation directly into the rectum greatly increases the absorption and effectiveness of probiotics since they are deposited directly into the sigmoid region of the colon and they do not have to survive the acid bath of the stomach in order to reach their destination.This link explains well.

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http://hbmag.com/probiotics-implants-how-friendly-is-your-flora/

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Detox- Fat cells store toxins and these toxins leach back into your system causing negative health effects. MSM is a powerful detox agent and is the 4th most abundant compound in the human body. MSM is organic sulfur, when your body is deficient in it your cell walls become brittle and they don't uptake nutrients or purge toxins from the cell interior. MSM use will dramatically detox your body and enable the treatments to enter the cells. MSM also facilitates the peptide bonds that Amino acids use to kill bacteria

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Zinc Supplement* Zinc deficiency is very common in people and this deficiency causes a myriad of health problems. The microbes in Lyme also cause DNA damage and zinc is a binding protean in DNA so DNA needs that building block. There are a few different types of zinc supplements available and zinc is poorly absorbed, there is a particular version of zinc that is now made by a few suppliers and is marketed under the name opti-l-zinc or similar. The zinc is bound to monomethionine and an amino acid of copper which makes it much more available to your body.

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​Antioxidants.*Resveratrol is a very beneficial supplement in Lyme patients. In his book “Healing Lyme” by Stephen Harrod Buhner he discusses the use of resveratrol in his protocol. From my own personal experience the resveratrol was very beneficial in reducing the effects of the over production of Quinolinic acid. Quinolinic acid is a large factor in the fatigue and brain fog people experience from the Lyme infection and herx. Taking both Resveratrol  and Dragon's Blood herb should be done. I used a resveratrol that was "double strength" , it is derived from Japanese knotweed and red wine extract. Using Resveratrol  in conjunction with Dragon's Blood herb gives a full complement of antioxidants to address inflammation caused by the die off toxins. When using double strength resveratrol 2 capsule daily is sufficient. This dose would be higher but since you will also be taking Dragon's Blood herb then those doses are fine and the Dragon's blood goes a long way for cost effectiveness. In one study it was found 90% of dried Sangre de Drago sap was composed of one of the most potent antioxidants, proanthocyanidin, also known as Pycnogenol®


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Dragon's Blood Herbthe most powerful antioxidant in the world..Another wonderful antioxidant that also has great antimicrobial activity is "Dragon's Blood" or Sangre de Drago.It is the most powerful  antioxidant in the world, and also has extraordinary skin healing ability.The indigenous peoples of the Amazon have been using it internally medicinally for centuries. There are extracts from pharmaceutical companies marketing it as a super antioxidant, why? As Inflammation is caused by these infections, the toxins they release,  those will generate many negative effects then the use of this herb internally increases effectiveness of this protocol.  The herbal extract from the plant contains the full compliment of phytochemicals and this is how it should be taken. Just take the sap in a glass of water. The antioxidants in this protocol are the best available  to take care of toxins that cause inflammation during the healing process. Many of the other herbs in the protocol offer a lot of antioxidants to deal with inflammation by design as well. There is a lot of info on the web and youtube about Dragon's Blood as an antioxidant.  The less inflammation then the faster the healing process. A web search for "rainforest tropical plant database " and "sangre de grado" will reveal a wealth of info. Sangre de Grado and Sangre de Drago are the same herb. In keeping with the principles of this protocol Dragon's Blood also adds a multitude of beneficial antimicrobial activities to the rest of the components and in turn increases Synergy.  Dragons Blood  should absolutely be done with this protocol in the manner described above.

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​*Dragon's Blood dose-2 drops twice a day in a glass of water then add 2 drops each week until 16 drops twice a day are reached for a total of 32 drops a day. DO NOT EXCEED THIS DOSING SCHEDULE. Dragons Blood works by opening detox pathways. when this happens the herbs in the protocol now have access to many new pathogens and will kill them. The resulting Herxheimer reaction is from killing those pathogens and NOT directly related to the Dragons Blood use itself. Wreckless use of this can cause Severe Herxheimer reactions, it is not advised.

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DRAGON"S BLOOD-Apples  are high in antioxidants and 32 drops of Dragon's Blood is like eating 96 apples. The dose increase is done OVER TIME to more aggressively deliver treatment to deep tissues and to make sure any Biofilms, microbes and microbe containing tumors will be aggressively attacked by the other components. You can take this 10 minutes after the other herbal tinctures for convenience. Dragon's Blood Herb should be started along with the rest of the herbal components so that support mechanisms are in place.Dragon's Blood Herb also helps to break down Biofilm's due to it's high content of phenolic compounds. Sangre de Grado prevent pain sensation, it also blocks the tissue response to a chemical released by nerves that promotes inflammation. There is currently no other substance that we know of that shares these same activities.

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Trace Mineral Supplement.*Use a Trace mineral supplement. There are formulas available that are “ionic” and this is the best type to get inside of cells. The variety of infections have many intracellular forms, cell wall deficient borrielia, babesia, bartonella, ehrlichia, mycoplasma, etc. This trace mineral supplement can be discontinued 3 months into the protocol as the Moringa will establish this.The trace minerals help to restore cellular respiration and also are important for nutrient uptake. They have quite an array of uses in the body and a deficient body will become dysfunctional to a degree.

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http://www.traceminerals.com/products/liquid-tablet-minerals/concentrace-ionic-minerals

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Doing the above will help to ease the severity of the herxhiemer reaction. The above recommendations treat the body as a whole, or holistically, because all the body systems influence each other and are codependent. Your health is a function of your body’s systems working together.After helping your body to prepare for the toxins that will be released during the treatment the next step is to move to the synergistic herbal protocol.The protocol is not only synergistic from the inherent polypharmacy it is also strategic and some of the items were chosen because of the demonstrated activity .

Why not antibiotics?, you might ask. The reason that pharmaceuticals are identified as toxins in the body is that they are synthetic chemical isolates. They are not naturally occurring substances in the body or any organism. All organisms are essentially made of the same building blocks or molecular structures, just rearranged to make a person, a wolf or a rose. The medicinal ingredients in the herbs work against these pathogens because they are the plant’s natural defense systems against the same types of pathogens.In the rain forest where it is warm and moist that is a good environment for these types of pathogens to grow. Not all medicinal plant tinctures come from the rainforest, some of them are made from the roots of the plant. The root is in the soil where pathogens also thrive. That's why these plants have these kinds of defense systems.Plants have natural defense systems that are extremely sophisticated and complex and science doesn’t have the capacity to understand all the intricacies of their function. Medicinal plants can have 1,000 or more different phytochemicals inside each plant. These phytochemicals naturally occur in an organism and the historically used medicinal plants are compatible with organisms like Lyme patients. Synthetic chemical isolates do not occur in nature and cause a burden to the body because they are toxins. This is also why medicinal plants have few or no side effects. The tinctures used are organic and will be easily metabolized and processed in your body. Synthetic ABX toxins can stay in the fat cells for life if not properly detoxed. As well the synthetic antibiotic use has been determined by various researchers to not only kill the targeted bad bacteria but also much of the good bacteria in your body, disrupt hormone function perhaps permanently and they scramble your DNA, since your DNA controls new cell growth this is not conducive to health.

​ There is also recent research showing that Cat's Claw repaired DNA damage from chemotherapy and so it would not be unreasonable to think other plant medicines do this also. This is reasonable because synthetic ABX are toxic poisons and when taking into consideration that DNA restructures according to it's environment, The Fluid Genome, then DNA controlling your body growth information becomes somewhat unpredictable resulting in unforseen health consequenses.

When using this herbal protocol it is not needed to be put on protease enzymes at all because  the herbs have astounding abilities in this area due to organic acids. An example is Usnea, Cinnamon , and Moringa .

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Another reason not to use antibiotics is that they are synthetic chemical isolates. They are extremely stable molecules and don't break down easily, then they enter the environment through the sewage system and do the same thing the bacterial balance there that they do in the G.I. tract.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15757723

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"Ecosystem response to antibiotics entering the aquatic environment."


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Moringa used in the protocol is the best source of Amino acids available.

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http://www.naturalnews.com/032825_amino_acids_antibiotics.html#

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" A research scientist from the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI in Leipzig, Germany, has discovered that simple, natural amino acids work better than antibiotics at treating infections, and they do not cause harm to healthy cells in the body.

For their study, Dr. Andreas Schubert and his colleagues from Fraunhofer tested the effects of amino acids in vitro and found that they broke through bacterial membranes and penetrated them quicker and with less of a required concentration than antibiotic drugs. And the best part of all was that the amino acids caused no cell damage, unlike antibiotics which kill off beneficial bacteria in the system as well as harmful bacteria.

Antibiotic peptides (from amino acids) unlock their microbicidal effect within a few minutes. They also work at a concentration of less than 1 microliter, compared with conventional antibiotics which require a concentration of 10 microliters," said Schubert as part of his test results. "The spectrum of efficacy of the tested peptides includes not only bacteria and molds but also lipid-enveloped viruses. Another key factor is that the peptides identified in our tests do not harm healthy body cells."



​In my research of these herbs I came to understand the role of organic acids as key players in the phytochemical makeup of these herbal extracts. These organic acids work to break down biofilms, cysts and even scar tissue that sequesters pathogens. They also work in combination synergy with Silver Sol to penetrate and kill the pathogenic tumor contents.

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​Common organic acids in herbal medicines are benzoic, p-hydroxybenzoic, salicylic, protocatechuic, ferulic, cinnamic, coumaric, caffeic, gallic, and isoferulic acids. 3,4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine and can be used to treat many diseases.

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​Here is master herbalist and Lyme author Stephen Harrod Buhner's opinion on biofilms;

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I am not a big fan of the biofilm hysteria that is common among the lyme community right now. ALL bacteria form biofilms. It is just a grouping of bacteria together in one location and the formation of a kind of rigid structure, similar to coral formation in the oceans, that they use to protect themselves. This is just ONE of a great many mechanisms bacteria use to protect themselves from immune responses or antibacterial substances and so on. It is no more dangerous or important than the bacterial ability to use efflux pumps to remove antibacterial substances from their cells or to use the immune system itself to hide from assault. Most herbal medicines are effective against biofilm formations just as are most immune systems. A biofilm may slow down effectiveness of immune response or herbal antibacterials but it does not stop them. It is not the terminator of bacterial protection. Biofilms have been around for eons and plants and immune systems have developed mechanisms for dealing with them. I would not worry about them as of being of particular importance in becoming healthy".

​Some people who have tried previously to use herbal protocols and have gotten better for a while only to relapse, have used a popular protocol. If you use a pint beer glass to administer the doses suggested in that protocol then with the recommendations used it is easy to see that the dose is only very slightly amber. With the protocol in use described by this article you will see the deep rich color and flavor intensity of the doses. These doses are high concentrations of medicinal phytochemicals and organic acids. You need enough of these in your system to completely clear the infections and this protocol supplies that. You can also notice after even a few doses that components of the herbs start to adhere to the surface of the glass from etching caused by the organic acids.

Some would suggest that supporting your organs and getting good nutrition will help your immune system to rally against the infection however these infections infect the immune system and have complex ways of avoiding your immune system so you need to introduce an artificial immune system that goes deep into tissues. The artificial immune system must also have enough tools to fight the pathogenic synergy that is chronic Lyme. It also has to be non toxic because treatment duration is lengthy, I suggest 1 year.

The pathogens actively shut down the immune system by infecting the various immune system cells and creating protein decoys. This reality lead me to understand the need for an artificial immune system.

​As well there are sanctuary sights in the body like the brain and the collagen where the natural immune system does not service very well and Lyme spirochetes and other pathogens use these areas to perform their activities without being attacked by the natural immune system. The artificial immune system that is the herbal collection will penetrate these areas over time and clear these areas of infection. It will, it takes a certain amount of time to do this.

Moringa Leaf powder*When considering the treatment fatigue that is so common in the Lyme community. It is treatment induced Anemia. Of course there can be other factors but this is going to occur.This is the fatigue a person gets from treating these kinds of infections. The infections are in the bloodstream, but they are also intracellular. They infect the Red Blood Cells.When an intracellular bacteria is killed from treatment it releases an endotoxin flood inside the cell. Very often the cells die also. This results in a low Red Blood Cell count and that is Anemia. Anemia results in fatigue because the Red Blood Cells convert Glucose into Glutathione, which is the body’s antioxident and also ATP, Adenosine triphosphate. ATP is the body’s energy source. You need to make new cells and what rebuilds Red Blood Cells is nutrition.That is one reason why using Moringa Leaf Powder in the protocol is so important, It is the most nutritious food on earth. Especially the comprehensive amount of amino acids it contains that facilitate cell growth.You also need nutrition to rebuild the cell count of your immune system cells, the macrophages, t-cells and b-cells, so it can assist the artificial immune system. Moringa use causes this to happen.Here is also why you need to use the Moringa with the artificial immune system that is the collection of herbal tinctures. In the blood the cells are suspended in the blood plasma. The microbes are pretty good swimmers and make it easily from cell to cell in the plasma. Once inside the cells they use efflux pumps to remove antibacterial substances from their cells so the cells become a safe haven.As new immune system cells are created and red blood cell count goes up then those newly created cells would also become infected if their wasn’t in place the artificial immune system of the herbal tinctures. When there is any attempt to migrate to another cell that causes the pathogens to be killed. Eventually the limit on their pleomorphic abilities and the use of sanctuary sites will become limited and overrun by the herbs abilities. Many components in the herbs erode the efflux pumps over time and cause the infection inside the cells to be killed. This also results in cell death. However because of the artificial immune system the newly created cells won’t become infected. This causes a regeneration of the immune system so the natural immune system can assist the artificial immune system in removing the infections..Once the Red Blood cell count is up then you will also start producing Glutathione. Detox pathways shut down from inflammation caused by not enough Glutathione. Inflammation is actually a symptom of a wound in the tissue and infections cause a "wound" by releasing irritating toxins. These toxins are neutralized in the body by glutathione and as inflamation subsides detox pathways function will return..

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DO NOT START THE SILVER SOL AT THE SAME TIME YOU START THE HERBS IT IS DELAYED 2-3 MONTHS FROM THE TIME YOU ARE AT FULL DOSE OF THE HERBS AND OTHER ITEMS. THIS PROTOCOL WILL REMOVE INFECTIONS AGGRESSIVELY FROM EVERY PART OF THE BODY ONCE YOU REACH FULL DOSE OF EVERYTHING. TRYING TO PUSH THE PROTOCOL TOO FAST WILL RESULT IN OVERWHELMING HERXHEIMER REACTIONS AND POSSIBLY EVEN SEPTIC SHOCK. DETOXING IS CRITICAL AND MANY COMPONENTS OF THE PROTOCOL DO THAT SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO USE THE DETOXING COMPONENTS IN THE PROTOCOL AS THE PROTOCOL WAS THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED SO ALL THE COMPONENTS WORK TOGETHER TO SUPPORT YOUR BODY SYSTEMS DURING RECOVERY AND HEALING. THE PROTOCOL IS COMPARATIVELY QUICK SO USE CAUTION. EVERYONES EXPERIENCE IS DIFFERENT BASED ON FACTORS ALREADY MENTIONED.


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Silver Sol -The new silver technology is a nanoparticle of silver suspended in water, it is not colloidal silver per se. It is not Ionic silver either. Both typical Ionic and Colloidal silvers pose toxicity issues. The suspension is in molecular form and done with a process using 10,000 volts to create new molecules so it is a chemical bond using U.S. patent # 7135195. The silver that is widely promoted for use in MD is colloidal and the particles are much bigger,it is not chemically bound to water and it has 3600 p.p.m. The Silver Sol products, and there are a few brands using the U.S. patent # 7135195 technology, use chemically bound silver particles at 10 p.p.m. These smaller particles that are bound to water and are charged particles are much more effective at killing bacteria, fungus, and viruses than colloidal silver and also much safer to use. The original brand using U.S. patent # 7135195 is just marketed under the name "Silver sol" but other brands using that same patent technology are also available. The NOW brand silver sol uses that patent technology as an example. A "Sol" is a term from chemistry and the molecules are very stable. Silver Sol and "colloidal silvers" on the market are very different. Start using the Silver Sol internally 2-3 months into the protocol and based on your level of herxing. Take 1 teaspoon 5 minutes before the herbal tinctures twice a day. Stay at 1 teaspoon for two weeks and then use the ramp up schedule as follows.

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Inititial dosing--1tsp 2 x daily

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  @ 2 weeks--1-1/2 tsp 2x daily

@4 weeks ----2 tsp 2x daily
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  @ 6 weeks---2-1/2 tsp 2x daily
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@ 8 weeks 3 tsp 2 x daily


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6 teaspoons is equal to 1 fluid ounce






AT THIS POINT YOU WILL START TO RAISE THE MSM AND SILVER TO A FINAL DOSE OF 12 FLUID OUNCES

(12GRAMS) OF MSM AND 3 OUNCES OF SILVER SOL PER DAY DONE IN 3 DOSES OF 4 OZ LIQUID MSM MIXTURE AND 1 OZ OF SILVER SOL. THIS MUST BE DONE GRADUALLY TO AVOID SEPTIC SHOCK , SCALE THIS UP OVER THE NEXT MONTH OR TWO. YOU CAN MIX THESE TWO TOGETHER AS ONE DOSE. THESE ARE THE EUROPEAN CANCER DOSES THAT ARE SUCCESSFUL AND WHAT YOU ARE TREATING HAS VERY MUCH IN COMMON WITH CANCER.


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USE CAUTION AND MANAGE YOUR HERX.



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An example;    



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   http://www.nowfoods.com/Silver-Sol-8floz.htm


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Or this one produced by American Biotech , they hold the patent so the other companies are a little more expensive.


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.http://www.silversolutionusa.com/shop-now-1/



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Here are some studies on Silver Sol;


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http://lifesilver.com/v1/lifesilver.com-UniqueSilverSol.pdf


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http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/campingsurvival/NanoSilverSafe.pdf


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The Silver Sol will initially work on microbes in the vascular system. It is very effective in this and can easily cause an immune system cascade. The dose that is taken is cumulative meaning it is the dose is taken orally and the dose that is put on skin, it is absorbed. You should be using at least 3/4 of this dose orally though. A dose 1/2 Fluid ounce twice a day for chronic infection is appropriate for a period of time going forward but this has two be worked up to slowly to avoid the cytokine cascade. The cascade will be experienced as chills, sweating, anxiety , perhaps fever. The cytokines are chemicals the immune system components use to communicate. When there is an overproduction of these chemicals then the immune system can spiralout of control .



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The Best thing that I have found to quickly address an immune system cascade in MMJ, medical marijuana. 


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Managing the herx is very important, I did this by lowering doses when it became too much and then going back up when that passed. I also used the many tools outlined in this article. I found that medical marijuana was hands down the most effective single method.


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Diet-You should also check your food purchases to eliminate refined sugar from your diet. Juicing is very popular but it breaks down the natural fiber in fruit. That natural fiber causes a slow release of the natural sugars in fruit. Juicing of fruit should be avoided because it creates a sugar surge which upsets hormone levels. Caffeine promotes adrenal fatigue. Alcohol in excess is bad for the liver. Eat as much of an organic diet as possible, especially avoid meats that have synthetic antibiotics and hormones as well as nitrate preservatives. The idea that you are going to "starve" the microbes by taking something out of your diet that you need is a flawed approach. If you eat anything they want to feed on while using the protocol you will likely experience a die off reaction because that food item and nutritional component is just like the cheese in a mouse trap.

The length of treatment is long because these infections get everywhere in the body including the bone marrow. The herbs selected were selected because of scientific studies supporting their effectiveness in vitro and using anecdotes of success. Some of the herbs only have success testimony from long standing traditional medicine systems. The amount of herbs is because of the philosophy of expanding herbal synergy to it’s practical limits.

MSM water;

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You need to make MSM Water.  It’s easy so, how to make MSM Water. It is NEVER good to buy MSM in pill form. The reason is that in order to get the MSM inside the pills, chemicals are used to prevent the MSM from clumping together. These chemicals may neutralize the effectiveness of MSM. MSM should be bought as crystals or bulk powder and then mixed with water before consuming.


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You need a glass jar or bottle not plastic . Use distilled or well filtered water, low in chlorine. The ratio is 2 TABLESPOONS of MSM to 24 fluid ounces of water. This is like a bomber beer bottle. You can scale this ratio any way you like.  Let the bottle set for a half hour or so and swish it around from time to time. The point is that the MSM dissolves completely. Using the ratio of 2 measured Tablespoons to 24 ounces of water is convenient because there are 12 grams of MSM in a level measured Tablespoon. When doing it this way the fluid ounces of the water equals your dose in grams. The Goal is to work up to 12 grams a day split into two doses or 4 fluid ounces three times a day, this should take at least a few months. Just as with all the other items that are in the protocol that will cause a Herxheimer reaction this dose should be worked up to. MSM will increase the herxheimer reaction because it opens cells to allow treatment inside. Start the MSM as soon as you start the protocol, it is not delayed like the Silver Sol.


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MSM permeates cell walls and removes toxins from cells. It decreases the pressure in the cells and will cause the treatment to enter the cells more easily then treating the intracellular infections. When you get to the point in the protocol where you are using Silver Sol then the Silver Sol dose can be mixed right into the MSM water that your drinking at that point. Don't premix the Silver Sol with the MSM water.


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How MSM does this;

. http://all-natural.com/msm.html

.   “MSM has a unique action on body tissues. It decreases the pressure inside the cell. In removing fluids and toxins, sulfur affects the cell membrane.”

. http://www.health-science-spirit.com/msm.html


.  “MSM is used by athletes to increase stamina and minimize sore muscles. Its use for this purpose is even more widespread with racehorses and greyhounds. This effect may be mainly due to the ability of MSM to greatly increase the body's ability to eliminate metabolic residues, wastes and toxins from the cells.”


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Something like this would be fine just remember its can't be pills or have additives like magnesium sterate.


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http://www.nowfoods.com/MSM-Powder-8oz.htm


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Some people who dive into MSM wholeheartedly may experience a toxic headache as the body eliminates into the bloodstream old toxic matter that the cells have been retaining for years.  If this becomes uncomfortable then reduce your dosage and proceed slower. Remember, MSM doesn't cause headaches any more than fasting does, it is simply a agent that facilitates the release of accumulated poisons.


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How to do the Synergy Protocol; *You have to work up to the final doses or you could herx too much.

​Herxing is needed but you have to manage it and tailor the use to your own specific needs. Start at 1 drop of each and add another drop every 2 days. If herxing becomes overwhelming then reduce the dose by half and build back up. From all the accounts I’ve read and my personal experience my herxing was gentle in comparison to ABX use and didn’t incapacitate me.

Tinctures are used because of quick uptake of the component phytochemicals and because they are most often processed from the herbs right at the growing site using an herb press from fresh plants. The longer dried herbs are shelved then they can become stale losing potency. The use of an herb press yields a more concentrated version and you would have to consume a large amount of dried herbs for the same dose. The quick uptake is a positive factor and you will  notice a mild die off reaction .

​As the Dragon's Blood works to reduce inflammation and some of the smaller molecule herbs readily cross the blood brain barrier then you will also feel the quick presence of the herbal treatment in the brain during times in the protocol.

How to proceed;

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*I have listed some sources for these items at the bottom of the page.

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Inititial dosing--1tsp 2 x daily .   @ 2 weeks--1-1/2 tsp 2x daily @4 weeks ----2 tsp 2x daily .   @ 6 weeks---2-1/2 tsp 2x daily   .@ 8 weeks 3 tsp 2 x daily

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6 teaspoons is equal to 1 fluid ounce





AT THIS POINT YOU WILL START TO RAISE THE MSM AND SILVER TO A FINAL DOSE OF 12 FLUID OUNCES

(12GRAMS) OF MSM AND 3 OUNCES OF SILVER SOL PER DAY DONE IN 3 DOSES OF 4 OZ LIQUID MSM MIXTURE AND 1 OZ OF SILVER SOL. THIS MUST BE DONE GRADUALLY TO AVOID SEPTIC SHOCK , SCALE THIS UP OVER THE NEXT MONTH OR TWO. YOU CAN MIX THESE TWO TOGETHER AS ONE DOSE. THESE ARE THE EUROPEAN CANCER DOSES THAT ARE SUCCESSFUL AND WHAT YOU ARE TREATING HAS VERY MUCH IN COMMON WITH CANCER.

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This protocol removes infections over time. If you try to remove them too fast you will hurt yourself. If herxing has gone away or is minimal then it is time to raise the dose slightly. If it is overwhelming lower the dosing and use the tools discussed in the Cytokine cascade comments. This protocol will show just how infected a person can become by killing all pathogen types. The timing of all the ingredients in the protocol is to this end, to remove the infections and herx in a managed way.


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You must consider your own condition and if you are herxing  appropriately already then it is too soon to add the silver sol because enough of the available pathogens have not been removed yet. If you do herxing will most likely become overwhelming. The initial phase of the protocol removes infections from the vascular system and then the protocol goes deeper as dosing is built up.


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This is done to remove a good part of the pathogens from the body before using the effective energy medicine that is silver sol.

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​Upon waking take the *dose of Silver Sol , timed as explained above mixed with the MSM water. Wait 15 minutes and drink the following in a full glass of water on an empty stomach. I combined all the tinctures into one glass for convenience and to make the process simpler, this tastes strong but it isn't bad.

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You have to work up to these doses over time!
Herxing is needed but you have to manage it and tailor the use to your own specific needs. Start at 1 drop of each and add another drop every 2 days. If herxing becomes overwhelming then reduce the dose by half and build back up. From all the accounts I’ve read and my personal experience my herxing was gentle in comparison to ABX use and didn’t incapacitate me.

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Rosemary tincture- 30 drops 
Cinnamon Bark tincture -30 drops  
Cat’s Claw tincture -20 drops    (research shows Cat's claw repair chemically induced DNA damage) 
Usnea  tincture – 15 drops
Quina tincture  - 10 drops
Cryptolepis tincture- 15 drops
Anamu Tincture- 15 drops
Chanka Piedra tincture-15 drops
Barberry root tincture- 15 drops.

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Wait 10 minutes and take the Dragons Blood Dose as described in the dosing for Dragons Blood.
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*Dragon's Blood dose-2 drops twice a day in a glass of water then add 2 drops each week until 16 drops twice a day are reached for a total of 32 drops a day. DO NOT EXCEED THIS DOSING SCHEDULE. Dragons Blood works by opening detox pathways. when this happens the herbs in the protocol now have access to many new pathogens and will kill them. The resulting Herxheimer reaction is from killing those pathogens and NOT directly related to the Dragons Blood use itself. Wreckless use of this can cause Severe Herxheimer reactions, it is not advised.


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Wait 10 minutes and then take this;Houttuynia Cordata powder- ½ teaspoon 
Moringa leaf powder-1  teaspoon -See Moringa dosing below. Take the Moringa and houttuynia in an herbal detox tea. I used "Yogi" "Detox" brand . Don't drink anything with caffeine in it because it dehydrates a person and during these major detoxing phases that is the opposite of what you want.

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MORINGA LEAF DOSING


*When starting the herbs start at 1 tsp in tea twice daily

*At 3 months increase to 1 tsp in tea three times a day

*At 4 months increase to 1-1/2 tsp in tea three times a day

*At 5 months increase to 1-1/2 teaspoons four times a day, so 6 teaspoons total daily dose.

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* The dose of moringa used by healthy people is 2 tsp daily. The above dosing is a therapeutic dose that will supply a robust source of Amino acids to treat infections. This therapeutic dose is a Threshold dose that will actively kill pathogens including Bartonella.

For Moringa dosing use accurate measurements , I suggest using a measuring spoon set with level measurements. Managing the herx in this way is important. The herxheimer effect needs to be managed or you will become extremely uncomfortable. Releasing a flood of internal toxins is dangerous and could result in septic shock.

As the immune system is rebuilt from the Moringa then expect to experience Chills, Itching and Sweating. These are all sign the natural immune system is now actively helping the artificial immune system in attacking the infection. 6 tsp is the dose for a person weighing 170 pounds. However it is important to control the Cytokine cascade and this is discussed further in the article.

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I took the houttuynia and moringa in a popular herbal detox tea that contains about 20 different herbs. I also added some powdered organic cinnamon to help carry the houttuynia into tissues.Many studies show Huttuynia's ability to treat intracellular microbes.

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​ This will be the continuing dose of Moringa leaf powder going forward as your body rebuilds tissues and functionality. The use of Moringa leaf is done in this way to manage herx symptoms.

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​ After breakfast take the Lecithin and cod liver oil supplements. You only need to take these in the morning.

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​ I took a 650 mg softgel of cod liver oil and 2 softgels of Lecithin for 2400mg of lecithin and 840mg of PC. The PC is combined with the lecithin. Also take Resveratrol (2 capsules DS), 400 mg per capsule is what I used.

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In the evening on an empty stomach take the evening Silver Sol dose then in 5 minutes take the herbal tinctures, Dragons Blood and Tea w/Moringa and Huyttunia the same way you took them in the morning .
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Some cost effective sources can be found for the tinctures on the net, some sites carry all or most of the above and offer free shipping. I looked a at variety of brands and chose "Herb Pharm" for the chanca piedra (stone breaker), cinnamon bark, rosemary,usnea,,dragon's blood, and cat's claw. The Quina is from Nutramedix and shopping around will reveal the best price. The Moringa Leaf powder is from "Organic India",
Barberry root tincture is "Natures Answer" brand. The Huttuynia can be found at a site called "maxnature.com", Anamu is from "Rainforest Pharmacy" Cryptolepis is available at woodlandessence.com.

I wanted to duplicate the action demonstrated by an herb several times so that particular weaknesses would be attacked by more than one mechanism of action, to use pharmacodynamic synergy. Some of the herbs change factors that other herbs can then exploit, pharmacokinetic synergy.

You should use cat's claw instead of Samento because the idea that TAO's that are removed from cat's claw to make Samento make it more effective doesn't make sense.The TAO's and PAO's are part of the plant's defenses and if you had to take the TAO's out to make it effective then Cat's claw wouldn't have a defense system and all the Cat's claw would be dead.

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It is very important that you hydrate with WATER while using this protocol, none of the items in the protocol that are liquid count toward hydration instead they tend to dehydrate and when you are dehydrated then detoxing shuts down and you can make yourself ill. Please review this link to give some more information on why hydration is so important especially when using this protocol. If you feel the least bit thirsty or hot your already starting to get dehydrated.

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http://www.organicsulfur-msm.ca/catalyst_altered_water.html

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This protocol will make you herx. The “herx” is a body reaction to toxins released from the death of a pathogen. Those types of toxins are endotoxins. While the pathogens are living inside you they produce exotoxins. An exotoxin can cause damage to the host by destroying cells or disrupting normal cellular metabolism. They are highly potent and can cause major damage to the host.They can have a localized effect like the redness of an infected wound or produce systemic effects. The exotoxins of an ongoing chronic Lyme infection can cause a quickly debilitating condition or be a slow drag on the body’s attempts to keep the body well.The endotoxins are held within the pathogen and are released when the pathogen is destroyed. These are the toxins responsible for the herxheimer reaction. In holistic medicine it is sometimes called a healing crisis. This next link will help you understand the immune system so you can understand the herx better.

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Skin issues will be abundant in some people as toxins are moved out of the body through the skin. As well some will experience lesions and the tumor debris will be expelled there too causing a temporary but nasty looking sore. This is the healing process, it gets worse before it gets better.

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​http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Non4MkYQpYA

If the only consideration was to kill the pathogens inside you then recovery wouldn’t be as difficult. When there is a large infection load of many types combined with chemical toxins from the environment inside you then there is a need to moderate the release of these toxins so that the body will be able to process them out without becoming very sick from that release.If you want to avoid the herxheimer reaction completely then you won’t be making progress in eliminating the infections. Some herxing is required to kill the infections inside you and the goal is to keep it at levels that are manageable and not detrimental to the body.

​ Increasing the capacity of your body to detox the endotoxins and chemical toxins, perhaps from synthetic antibiotic use, will make the process of killing the internal infections and processing those toxins out of the body more efficient and less of a healing crisis. When you are having a herxheimer reaction it can manifest in many ways depending on what you are infected with.Since the pathogens that cause certain symptoms in a particular illness cause those symptoms because of what the pathogens carry then killing that pathogen and releasing those endotoxins will exhibit similar symptoms. This is a way to determine what type of infections you carry to some degree. Although when using this protocol, which carries a philosophy of treating for all pathogen types, the symptoms could be so varied and wide spread that the conclusion could be that you were infected with a lot of different microbes. That was the case with me. There were definite symptoms relating to particular infection types but also many unanticipated herxheimer symptoms that caused me to invest a good amount of time thinking about what was actually happening to me.

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Your natural immune system just gets very dysfunctional from these infections. The white blood cells , Natural Killer cells, t-cells and b-cells , get infected. The bone marrow where they are produced is infected, the thymus where t- cells mature is infected, The lymph system is infected. They take away your defenses.
 When white blood cells respond to a chronic systemic infection something that they do is to release endogenous pyrogens. EP's are hormones that signal the hypothalamus to regulate body temp by creating fever or chills.
If you start getting chills after you have been using treatment for some time it is a sign that your immune system is recovering.
​Another sign that your immune system is recovering is the itching. The itching is caused by histamine released by damaged cells. The histamine release makes surrounding tissue more permeable and is an attempt by your body to increase detoxing through the skin. So when your immune system recovers enough to be functional itching will increase because the pathogen and immune system war is creating a lot of damaged cells.


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​The herxheimer reaction or “acute inflammatory response” typically raises , heart rate and blood pressure and particular accompanying symptoms will depend on the source of the endotoxin. I spent approximately 3 months in a constant daily herx and about another 2 months in fading waves of herxing after arriving at the point when I was fully engaged in the protocol at full dose. Out of all the many numerous symptoms I had I could always attribute them the endotoxin release and never found the symptoms to be directly caused by the protocol. This was proven out because I continued steady usage and dosing and those symptoms left when the endotoxins were detoxed.*

The timeframes for an individuals recovery are governed by many variables and the herx timeframes as well. It depends on what you are infected with and there are many strains of each microbe. It also depends how loaded up with biofilms the body is and how long you have been infected.Your personal experience with the herxheimer reaction will depend on how infected you are and how efficiently you are detoxing. Your progress and time frames are dependent upon those variables.

​The dosing recommended should be considered in the context of your own situation. It’s a good thing to drink lots of water in order to flush these toxins out of your system.   A popular rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily. I did spend a few days in bed during that time but it was because the herx was an indication of effectively killing a lot of pathogens and that my body was telling me it needed to recover. I also had some pretty good fevers and used a detox bath to break those and it always did. The recipe for the detox bath is as listed, it has been used to aid in detoxing radiation victims.

The Detox Bath is used to break the fevers I had because when the endotoxin load builds up the herx symptoms do also. Using Sea Salt that is not iodized will be sufficient for a detox bath . A user of the synergy Protocol has suggested adding Baking soda to the bath to reduce itching from die off.

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​You don't want to use any chemicals in the bath . I quit using shampoo altogether and my hair actually looks better.

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When doctors talk about allergies they sometimes use the analogy that your body is like a bucket and once it is full then it overflows and you experience allergy symptoms. At one point I was talking to someone who had chronic Lyme and she told me she was allergic to the herbals. I believe this was because she was very infected and that when she tried herbal treatments it induced an almost instantaneous endotoxin release and that her detox pathways were dysfunctional so that there was a massive endotoxin release that essentially had nowhere to go. She had told me she was treating her Lyme only with nutrition and juicing so I suspect her infection level was high. Working on your ability to detox a few weeks before starting the herbal tincture part of the protocol should be done.

​A herx symptom that I had was pain in the muscles and this lasted about a week initially and came back once or twice in less intensity. A lot of the herx symptoms repeated themselves several times if not more. My joints hurt and especially my knees.Something I noticed about my knees hurting was that it would only take a few days for them to feel better and each time they hurt again it felt like it was coming from a deeper area in the joint. Normally the borrelia infection is associated with the joints but other microbes are involved there too. 

​There were drenching night sweats where I would wake up soaked and had to change my t shirt so I could go back to sleep. This happened for about a week and then became less. I did have the same type of sweating around the back of my neck and on my head for a couple weeks but not like the initial phase where I would wake up in a puddle.This type of herxing is associated with babesia.

​ I also had some bacterial rashes on my chin and face after shaving, making absolutely sure I had a clean razor. This is caused by the bacterial toxins and bacterial being detoxed in that area and infections being killed in the hair follicles there.The best remedy I found for the bacterial rash was to scrub the area very good with a clean mild soap and rinse with warm water a few times then the irritation would leave.
You don’t want to use a soap that is full of perfumes or chemicals. You also don’t want to use any crèmes or lotions on your skin that your body can absorb or that will clog your pores because you detox through your skin as well.There was also some redness on both of my elbows that looked like the redness you see sometimes around a wound. As the die off was taking place in my elbows the infection debris was moving out and dissipating until it was gone. I had the same type of occurrence on the sides of my neck.There were a few cysts that popped up near my knees on the skin that took about a month to heal and return to normal.The burning in my feet during the herx lasted for about 10 weeks and initially was a little painful. There were also some stinging sensations there. This is associated with a bartonella infection. I came to welcome the burn because I saw it as a sign of the treatment’s effectiveness. I noticed often that the burn would be a little more intense about an hour or two after the dosing was complete.

Prior to me becoming symptomatic in July 2011, I had some mild chest pains off and on and contributed that to job stress. I realize now I was most likely making my own job stress through the neuro-lyme. There was a period of the herx that lasted about two weeks where I was coughing up mucous almost constantly and had to keep a spittoon with me. I made an extra point of staying hydrated during that time. This was some sort of infection that seemed to focus in the bronchial area.During the herx I had headaches but they weren’t a whole head headache, they were more of a spot headache where I could feel a particular small region of the brain being acted on by the herbs. I also had toothaches and these were the kind of toothaches you would normally go to the dentist for but I waited and after the endotoxins from those regions were detoxed I felt fine there.Strangely my slightly receding hairline regrew and I attribute this to infections being removed from my endocrine system.

​ I also had some mild pain right inside my eyes and have worn glasses for about the last 10 years. I can go shopping and read the labels now without my glasses but I still use them at the computer. It’s a kind of new found freedom not having to where my glasses all the time though.I had bone pain from the herx which lasted a couple weeks and it was a welcome sign of the treatment actually penetrating the bones. It made clear to me that given time the treatment would get everywhere in my body. After the initial 2-3 months or so then I would have completely normal days only to be followed by a few days more of herxing that was progressively less intense as time went on. During the main herxing stage fever and fatigue was common. I also had liver and kidney discomfort which dissipated as that particular burst of released endotoxins was processed out of my system.Drinking a lot of water helps to alleviate the liver and kidney herx symptoms quicker. Half your body weight in ounces of water per day is a good rule.I believe some of the infection being killed was right inside my liver and kidneys and that came as the most intense discomfort in the first couple of weeks after being on the whole protocol. Had there been any actual hepatoxicity or kidney toxicity then the discomfort would have intensified because I did not reduce the dosage or frequency of dosing.

​ There was some anxiety as to what was happening to me but I was always able to associate it with making progress in eliminating the infections and that gave me the inspiration to stay the course.I had thought about reducing the dosage a couple of times but in those cases my more intense herx symptoms subsided by the next dosing time so I never did.Some sources may suggest limiting your gluten intake because gluten turns to glucose in your body and that is supposed to feed the infections. I actually ate a lot of wheat and rye breads but bought good organic ones without sugar in the recipe.Eating fruit is fine and healthy, it is a great detoxer. Blueberries neutralize neurotoxins. Fruit has natural fiber in it that slows the release of fructose and glucose so there isn't a surge of hormones just don't juice the fruit.Gluten is the energy for your body and unless you are confident that you are allergic I think it is fine and even helpful to eat because of the sterols and lipids in clean grains. Lipids and sterols ,which are good fats, will work to revitalize your cells.Something that occurred during the herx about 10 weeks in is the annoying crawling feeling that I had on my skin off and on completely and finally disappeared. Some sources suggest this may be neuropathy but I believe it could also be from an infection of the hair follicles or pores.

​The Usnea in the protocol is also used as a treatment for acne and treats bacterial infections of the skin very well in addition to acting on systemic bacterial infections. The crawling sensation is normally associated with a babesia or bartonella infection.  Additional herx symptoms included ringing in the ears, runny nose and insomnia.What would be a good idea, if you have a thermometer handy, is to take your temperature every day about the same time around noon and write it down for what day in a journal .

​The herx will make you have a temp so you can track how the herx is responding and the amount of endotoxins released over time, to see your progress. other symptoms can be tracked in the journal. Something to keep in mind is that the trend toward health is important and not the experience of any given day. A given day may be influenced by a biofilm breakout or even the birthing cycles of the microbes.When you consider that LLMD's give a clinical diagnosis based on symptoms and history because the testing is so inadequate then how are they going to tell you you are 100% uninfected?  In my case I base my recovery on not having any symptoms and feeling better than I have in years. I don't have any aches and pains either. Getting the variety of infections out that a person acquires over their lifetime does wonders to let the body thrive.

*I’ve read many accounts of how people are treated in stages. For example a doctor might treat for Babesia for 3 months and then blood testing would say that the babesia infection is gone and it’s time to move to another microbe to treat. This approach is fundamentally flawed for this reason. Biofilms get into all the tissues and treatment takes time to penetrate these tissues, 2-3 months very often for tissues like the bone marrow.  The biofilms take time to break down whatever the treatment, 4-6 months for the herbs and the same when using protease enzymes with ABX treatment. Adding those time together you can see that the Babesia parasite is likely still hiding in those biofilms long after the doctor said that infection is clear.

 *The items used in the protocol  all occur in organic chemistry, from organisms (plants), and as such are readily metabolized out of the body. No gaps in treatment are advised in order for this to be effective. The protocol needs to be administered consistently for the duration and this should be planned for. Taking a "break" for a week or whatever length adversely effects the outcome and allows a resurgence of the pathogens. Some of the items are available in 2 or 4 ounce bottles and this is cost effective as well. 

*I was recently reading on a forum where people were saying that Cat's Claw causes tendonitis. This is a misinterpretation of the symptoms. When the tendon becomes infected and those infections are killed it is essentially like ripping off thousands of tiny scabs and rubbing toxins in the wounds. After the infection is cleared from any tissues then they will return to normal. This is accomplished while maintaining the dose and if the protocol itself caused side effects like that then that wouldn't be the case.

.*There is much discussion in the lyme community about Methylation and MTHFR gene deficiency causing an inability to detox. I don't feel it is the right perspective that has been made out to be, it's not a gene deficiency that is causing the detox issue instead it is decreased cell function. When cell function is low from the catalog of intracellular infections that generally go with "Lyme" then glutathione production is also low. Glutathione is the body's powerful antioxident. Exotoxins and endotoxins released by the infections cause a blockage of detox pathways because they cause tissues to become inflamed because there isn't enough glutathione to deal with those toxins. So when doctors tell you your not detoxing because your glutathione is low then glutathione is low because of low cell function not from a gene deficiency. Once cell function is restored glutathione levels will restore and detox abilities will also.

Resveratrol, and Dragon's Blood herb will be needed during the transition back to cell health. Once the artificial immune system is in place AND using the moringa leaf in the protocol then glutathione production will rise with the Red blood cell count. Red blood Cells create glutathione and any effective treatment usually kills those cells that are infected. The comprehensive battery of amino acids in the Moringa cause new cell growth and those new cells won't become infected so glutathione production goes up.The lecithin also helps to repair and clean these detox pathways.

In my own case I had Multiple Chemical Sensitivity during my illness and couldn't process any smells of chemicals, even minor chemical smells would result in nose irritation for hours. After doing this protocol my MCS symptoms are gone..

For Morgellons sufferers here is what I have found best to heal the lesions. The new;y developed Silver Gel has shown itself to be effective.Using this is best applied to problem areas of infection like hands, feet, elbows, knees and any lesions after a bath or shower and the lesion area itself a few times a day Using a soap in the shower like Castile soap which is 40% lauric acid to prepare skin works well, then rinse the lesion area and massage in bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) and let stand for a few minutes, rinse and dry and apply the Silver Gel to the lesion area. Remember MD is a Bartonella infection and Bart infects those areas mentioned as well as the other co-infections. Be aware if you have a big bacterial load your not going to make much progress with the lesions until that is reduced by this protocol. The lesions ability to heal depends on the bacterial load inside a person and typically returns a few times before what is causing the lesion on the skin is removed, that is a highly concentrated area of bacteria under the skin and perhaps some tumor activity. The lesions have been described as cyclical.

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​The product I recommend is; http://ablsilver.com/silver-gel.php

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For Everyone, Weather or not you are attempting to heal lesions rubbing this on the problem areas I mentioned is a good idea for anyone with these types of chronic infections.

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Cytokine cascade and intense herx- Important.

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Cytokine cascade is something that will cause different responses in the body. Cytokines are proteins released by cells to signal other cells behavior.  They are integral to immune system signaling. The cascade that also brings too much immune system response and will be experienced as increased herxheimer symptoms and chills. 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cytokine_storm

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"A cytokine storm, also known as cytokine cascade and hypercytokinemia is a potentially fatal immune reaction consisting of a positive feedback loop between cytokines and immune cells, with highly elevated levels of various cytokines."


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"Cytokine storms have potential to do significant damage to body tissues and organs. If a cytokine storm occurs in the lungs, for example, fluids and immune cells such as macrophages may accumulate and eventually block off the airways, potentially resulting in death."

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21041647

. “Tumor necrosis factor-alpha triggers a cytokine cascade yielding postoperative cognitive decline.”

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The biofilms that are created by the microbes associated with lyme disease are fibrin reinforced and are much like tumors as a concentration of pathogenic cells that are isolated in the body. The same cascade will result from breaking down these centers of infection. There are many components built into the protocol that also regulate Cytokine cascade, Houttuynia, Rosemary, Barberry and others do this. If the herx becomes too intense then there are a few things you can add to the protocol. Curcumin has been shown to inhibit the cytokine cascade as well as Ginger. If you are in an area where medical marijuana is available that is also effective.
.   http://www.whale.to/a/human5.html

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​ “The Human Endocannabinoid System Meets the Inflammatory Cytokine Cascade”
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Curcumin has shown the abilty to moderate cytokines in numerous studies an example of Curcumin, this one is very bioavalable;
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http://www.nowfoods.com/Bio-Curcumin-Phytosome-60-Veg-Capsules.htm


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Another way to control the Cytokine cascade is Vitamin D3.


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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16600924



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"Vitamin D supplementation improves cytokine profiles in patients with congestive heart failure"


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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22237768


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"Vitamin D status and cytokine levels in patients with Crohn's disease."


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I would suggest taking 10,000 I.U.'s of vitamin D3 twice daily when you start using the Silver Sol or if you are having intense herx issues before then.


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Angiogenic tumors are created genetically. Previously it was thought that only Agrobacterium was the only bacteria that could genetically create tumors. Scientific research has now established that Bartonella Henslae ALSO creates angiogenic tumors. This is done through DNA transfer. . www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21844337

. "Conjugative DNA transfer into human cells by the VirB/VirD4 type IV secretion system of the bacterial pathogen Bartonella henselae."

. microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Bartonella_henselae

. "Bartonella are the only bacteria able to produce angiogenic tumors in humans, very much like the Agrobacterium species that produce tumors in plants"

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TNF or Tumor Necrosis Factor is an immune system cytokine that directs Immune cells to attack tumors. It will be a key player in helping to remove Bartonella induced angiogenic tumors. Restoring immune system function with Moringa is critical to restoring TNF and immune system cells.

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Here we see the addition of TNF to a keratinized cell (HaCat cells), Scientists added the TNF immune system cytokine with the karatinized cell and then added Curcumin.
 . http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1567576912000987


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"Curcumin induces apoptosis in TNF-α-treated HaCaT cells. " . Apoptosis is cell death, the Curcumin helped the TNF kill the tumor. Cells won't be identified in the body by TNF cells unless they are tumorous and then the Curcumin helps the TNF kill the tumor.

​.   " The expression of anti-apoptotic proteins (IAP1, IAP2 and Bcl-XL) were up-regulated by TNF-α, but were suppressed by curcumin." 
​. The biofilms that are created by the microbes associated with lyme disease are fibrin reinforced and are much like tumors as a concentration of pathogenic cells that are isolated in the body. The same cascade will result from breaking down these centers of infection. There are many components built into the protocol that also regulate Cytokine cascade, Houttuynia, Rosemary, Barberry and others do this. If the herx becomes too intense then there are a few things you can add to the protocol. Curcumin has been shown to inhibit the cytokine cascade as well as Ginger. If you are in an area where medical marijuana is available that is also effective.

.   http://www.whale.to/a/human5.html


. “The Human Endocannabinoid System Meets the Inflammatory Cytokine Cascade”  . An example of Curcumin, this one is very bioavalable;

. http://www.nowfoods.com/Bio-Curcumin-Phytosome-60-Veg-Capsules.htm

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​*Sleep - As your body repairs itself during the sleep cycle it is very important. Being able to sleep is a function of brain chemistry and the neurotoxins created from die off of pathogens in the brain are a big obstacle to sleep. Using the minor hormone Melatonin as a sleep aid can be helpful as it regulates sleep cycles. There is also an herbal preparation called "Deep Sleep" that when combined with melatonin works well. However sometimes the neurotoxins in the brain are too much to overcome even for these sleep aids. In this case you can create a push /pull scenario. Cilantro readily crosses the blood brain barrier and binds toxins. Take a 1/2 cup of cilantro and run through the blender with a cup of water and drink that. About an hour later take a hot bath with a half container of sea salt. The bath will cause toxins to be released from the skin and "pull" the cilantro that has bound to toxins in the brain out of the brain. This should be done late in the day perhaps an hour or so after dinner in preparation for sleep. Just use these suggestions as needed.

MMS- MMS is actually a  28 percent sodium chlorite solution mixed with an acid such as citrus juice. This mixture produces chlorine dioxide, a potent bleach used for stripping textiles and industrial water treatment. High oral doses of this bleach, such as those recommended in the labeling, can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and symptoms of severe dehydration. Your body identifies MMS as a toxin. Use of this is counterproductive to health.

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The treatment components of the protocol do this;


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*The herbal tinctures/herbs are broad spectrum antimicrobals that also support organ function , normalize hormones, blood sugar and dramatically reduce inflammation to promote detoxing. These also act in many ways to repair DNA damage and prevent mutations.  Dragons Blood herb is essential to use to address the inflammation caused from the die off and release of LPS by killing gram negative bacteria. There will be a large amount of LPS released during the reduction of bacterial filled tumors, Bartonella induced tumors.

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​​*The full supply of Amiino acids in the Moringa are not only short chain amino acids that cause peptide bonds that kill pathogens but Amino acids are what is needed to rebuild the immune system. Moringa also rebuilds tissues and cells that will be killed during the die off 
and there will a lot of that so it will keep you strong during the healing process and help you to heal faster. THE MORINGA USED IN THE PROTOCOL DOES MANY THINGS, IT IS VERY ANTIBACTERIAL BUT IT ALSO RESTORES THE IMMUNE SYSTEM BY REBUILDING IMMUNE SYSTEM CELLS AND RESTORING IMMUNE SYSTEM CHEMICALS, CYTOKINES. ONE SUCH CYTOKINE IS TNF, TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR DIRECTS THE MACROPHAGES , WHICH ARE IMMUNE SYSTEM CELLS, TO ATTACK TUMORS. LYME AND MORGELLONS ARE TUMOR INTENSIVE DISEASES AND THE MORINGA WORKS HAND IN HAND WITH THE OTHER COMPONENTS TO ATTACK THE TUMORS AND KILL THE PATHOGENIC BACTERIA INSIDE THEM.  The tumors created in Lyme disease and Morgellons are fully discussed and documented on the Bartonella page.
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​​*The Silver Sol works as energy medicine to change the electrical charge in pathogens. It is also selective and only kills bad bacteria , etc.It is effective against all strains of gram negative bacteria that I saw tested with it which includes  Bart. 
THE SILVER SOL WORKS IN THREE DIFFERENT WAYS, 1. Silver Oxide – Silver Sol will remove an electron from the bacterial membrane, thus rupturing the pathogen and killing it on contact.  2. Resonance – Silver Sol resonates at the same frequency of a germicidal light used in labs to kill bacteria and viruses. Because it is small enough (a nanoparticle) to enter the host’s cells, it transmits the resonant frequency without the additional risk of exposure to surrounding tissue. 3. Viral Disruption – Silver Sol can bind with the charged, incomplete genetic viral molecules, preventing viral replication. Note that because normal DNA does not contain a magnetic charge, it remains unaffected by the charge of the Silver Sol.

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IN EXAMPLE #1 FROM THE ABOVE THEN THIS CHARGE IS DISRUPTING A PEPTIDE BOND IN THE BACTERIAL CELL WALL AND CHANGING THE AMINO ACID STRUCTURE OF THE BACTERIA .

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SILVER SOL WORKS TOGETHER WITH OTHER COMPONENTS OF THE PROTOCOL IN SYNERGY TO WHITTLE AWAY AT THE TUMORS. THE MORE A TUMOR GETS ATTACKED BY THE OTHER COMPONENTS THE MORE VULNERABLE IT BECOMES TO THE REST OF THEM. THE PARTICLE SIZE OF SILVER SOL IS ALSO MUCH SMALLER THAT OTHER SILVERS THAT ARE TOXIC SO IT ENTERS INTO CELLS AND DOESN'T TOXIFY THEM BECAUSE OF THE EXTREMELY LOW DOSE AND THAT IT IS A CHARGED PARTICLE BOUND TO A WATER MOLECULE. ALL OTHER FORMS OF SILVER CAUSE TOXICITY ISSUES . 

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The Burn; .  Rifampicin is an aminoglycoside and it is used in combination with Minocycline, Aminoglycosides  are bacteriacidal against Bart. Here is a study that is very noteworthy because Rifampin is used to treat Leprosy and TB but someone with a serious LPS generating infection like Bart surprised these doctors.   .   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12636027


.    "Rifampicin-induced Burning: an Unusual Presentation"   .   “Rifampicin is a semi-synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic widely used in the treatment of tuberculosis and leprosy. Considering its enormous clinical use, cutaneous side effects are rare; it is seen in less than 5% of patients (1). Here, we report a patient who experienced a severe burning sensation all over the body following rifampicin use. To the best of our knowledge, this unusual rifampicin-induced side effect has not been reported previously.”   .     Of course you shouldn’take Rifampin because it’s poison and  the protocol is plenty strong enough to kill Bart, it's the penetration obstacle of the tumors and the LPS. What Rifampin does is gets everywhere, it penetrates everything really good.  .  With the M.S.M. helping that burn you are experiencing is what you've been working toward if you're on the protocol.
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Once the burn starts If you increase the M.S.M. the burn will increase and the herx as well so caution is advised.  .
 For many people this “burn” may take some time to develop, months maybe, because of the physical blockages but it is what you want to shoot for and the burn will let you know you are working on a pocket of infection or a general area of infection that are a layer of endothelial cells.  .  With different people these physical obstacles will be different. The M.S.M . creates an advantage for everyone in the area of cellular and tissue penetration but especially for long term sufferers who have much more of these internal physical issues.  
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Possible Sources


Here are some sources for the herbal tinctures. In my experience are the best quality and most cost effective. 



One website that carries many items at reasonable prices is iherb.com

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There are plenty of places to get these of course and there are also different strengths and qualities.The Usnea, Chanca Piedra (stone breaker), Rosemary, Cinnamon bark, Cats Claw, and "Dragons Blood" tinctures I recommend are made by Herb-Pharm. I like these because of consistent quality and potency. You can get these online at a these places ;

Healthsuperstore.com

vitacost.com

They usually carry everything and are the cheapest overall, if you buy enough of them there it offsets the shipping cost.

Quina tincture is made by Nutramedix and I don’t recommend you use any other brand because of consistency. The cheapest place I found these is an online store;

myherbsexpress.com

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The Anamu tincture is only available at one place I could find and that is a website called

https://www.rainpharm.com/

​ you may also find it on ebay  , You can also find Cat's Claw, Sangre de Drago, and Chanca Piedra at this site. Also this Rainforest Pharmacy brand I have seen on Ebay.

The Cryptolepis tincture is only available at one place online called

http://www.woodlandessence.com/

The Huuttuynia Cordata is sold online in many places, 5 to 1 concentrate powder is needed. It is also known as "Yu Xing Cao"


http://www.acuatlanta.net/sun-ten-single-herbs-yu-xing-cao-(h1490)-100-grams-p-46301.html?mclick=brand


​The Moringa leaf powder I found at my local health store, I recommend an organic one like this

.http://organicindiausa.com/organic-moringa-leaf-powder/

I have also seen the organic Moringa Leaf Powder on ebay.



The resveratrol is available at health stores.

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The Silver Sol that I have seen that is cost effective is this one;


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http://www.nowfoods.com/Silver-Sol-8floz.htm