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Lyme/Colitis

Endless Faces of Lyme and Babesia

It has become my practice to do an EAV, Electroacupuncture by Voll, evaluation of all new patients with chronic illnesses for Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease). I love my BioMeridian, EAV computer. More recently, also routinely checking for Babesia microti, I am shocked by how frequently they appear; and only about half the patients remember a tick bite. Lyme and Babesia can also be transmitted by mosquitos, mites, fleas, mammals, as well as ticks. Recent studies have found Lyme can be transmitted sexually, transplacentally, and in breast milk. For an extensive review of hosts and transmission, go online to find lymedisease.org.au/transmission/, or google search "Transfer of Lyme Disease." The main article (lymeepidemie.nl/transfer-lyme-disease/?lang=en) has overwhelming data to support its epidemic status.

Antibody testing for Lyme is notorious for false negatives. It eats the antibodies. PCR evaluation, polymerase chain reaction, may be more accurate, especially after deep connective tissue massage. Klinghardt feels Lyme resides in connective tissue, and flushing the bacteria into the system allows more accurate urine PCR evaluation of the infection.

Eosinophilic Colitis

DL, a 67-year-old male diagnosed with eosinophilic colitis for 16 years, had symptoms of severe abdominal cramps, bleeding in stools, nausea, hypertension, and dizziness. His medications included oxycodone (four to six per day) for pain, lorazepam (2 mg twice per day) for anxiety and pain, and gabapentin (twice per day) for pain. Laboratory testing showed high triglycerides, very low testosterone, and high homocysteine. Initially, I supported him with dietary suggestions, basic nutrients, bioidentical hormone replacement, and Colocynthis 200C, a great remedy for abdominal pain. After one month he was worse.

Reflexively, I checked him for Borrelia, which was positive. Azithromycin tested well for him, and he started 250 mg daily for 30 days. Adjunctive therapy has always been very positive for our patients. NutraMedix tinctures of Samento (Cat's claw) and Cumanda as antimicrobials with Burbur, a drainage remedy, have been very successful for us over the years. NutraMedix has other tinctures that are also very beneficial, a la Lee Cowden, MD. We also continued thyroid hormone and testosterone cream, and within one month his pain was markedly reduced, and by month two he had no pain and discontinued all his pain medications and his stools were normal. He was overjoyed.

We recommend combining the Samento and Cumanda in three or four ounces of pure water starting with one drop of each, allowing it to stand for one minute before drinking and working up to 15 drops of each, two or three times per day, with 12 days on and two days off to allow for the pleomorphic nature of the Babesia to open to disruption. Reduce the dose if die off is occurring. Die off, also called the Jarisch-Herkheimer reaction, stems back to the 1840s in Germany and Austria where two doctors treated syphilis, the scourge of millennia, also a spirochete like Lyme, with mercury. It worked very well to kill all the billions of syphilis bacteria all at once, and the patients would have a Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction with 106- and 107-degree fevers for three or four days with racking pains, chills, and hallucinations, usually treated with opiates. Additionally, patients experienced, hypotension, headache, tachycardia, hyperventilation, vasodilation with flushing, myalgia, exacerbation of skin lesions, and anxiety.

Killing Lyme is usually not this brutal, depending on the vitality of the patient. Supporting adrenal and thyroid functioning along with glutathione, vitamin C, magnesium, and antioxidants is important. Reducing the herbal tincture drops is frequently necessary to get through die off (Herxing). Increasing the Burbur frequency, glutathione (some authors feel they increase glutathione from 400% to 600%), vitamin C (IV nutrient drips with vitamin C five to 25 grams or more), coffee enemas, ozone IV's bubbled in saline, major autohemotherapy with ultraviolet light and ozone, EDTA for heavy metal chelation and bio-film disruption, far infrared saunas, colon hydrotherapy, and the whole panoply of herbal and homeopathic detox are also helpful.

Dr. Nicola Ducharme's article, '"Lyme Brain': Causes and Solutions," in TL October 2015 was brilliant. I hand out copies to all my Lyme patients. We see all these symptoms repeatedly and have consistently good results with bipolar illness, anxiety, severe insomnia, brain fog, depression, overwhelming fatigue, not to mention arthritis (even RA), fibromyalgia, and asthma by treating Lyme.

Babesia microti--A Tough Hombre

Lyme is tough enough by itself, but the many co-infections of Borrelia can be very challenging. Babesia is a parasite, also tick-borne, and may be asymptomatic for years. It is more common in the elderly, splenectomy patients. The parasite infects red blood cells and causes hemolytic anemia, high fevers, jaundice, and kidney failure. For those of us who use live blood analysis, watch exploding, ghosting RBCs, which if occurring almost immediately after taking the specimen is a tipoff to check for Babesia. If it also occurs with kidney failure, it is even more compelling to treat. I wonder if a compensatory polycythemia may occur in some patents especially with very low iron values.

Traditional treatment includes high-dose azithromycin with atovaquone, which is frequently prohibitively expensive. Clindamycin in high dosage with quinine is also recommended. Silver treatment may also be beneficial. Testing these agents with EAV or ART is helpful to select the least toxic approach. The NutraMedix tinctures are also helpful in combination with the drugs. Probiotics are always important to include in the regimen

by Michael Gerber, MD, HMD

Practitioner of Homeopathic Medicine contact@gerbermedical.com
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