Melatonin Produces Glutathione Naturally!


Natural sources of melatonin help your body to produce it's own glutathione.  Taking a natural type of melatonin, your body doesn't have to turn it into anything to work.  It was recommended & sold by my new lyme doctor, but I found it a bit cheaper at iHerb.com, so I purchased it there instead.  


He instructed me to start with 2 drops under my tongue at night & work my way up to 10 drops per night.  This isn't just to help with sleep, but the higher dose from this type of melatonin with increase my bodies won glutathione, which in turn, helps my body to detoxify. 


I have a coupon code you can use for $5 off your first time purchase.  Enter YAF559 at check out if it doesn't already put the $5 off code in their for you.


This is the link to the product.   I should get it tomorrow since I get usually get my stuff from there next day & only paid $2 shipping. 




In addition to producing glutathione melatonin also :

  • Neurohormone produced by the pineal gland (in the brain)
  • Helps regulate sleep-wake cycles
  • A favorite of travelers
  • A potent antioxidant
  • The amount produced by our bodies may lessen as we grow older


LiveStrong.com website says: 
'Increase your melatonin intake. Melatonin raises glutathione levels in the tissues of your muscles, brain and liver. Eat tart cherries, which contain significant amounts of melatonin.'
Here is more info on what glutathione does for us and how it helps us to detoxify our bodies.   http://thedetoxspecialist.com/blog/detox/glutathione-the-miracle-detox-nutrient

And a study done on Melatonin to Glutathione production:  http://www.immunehealthscience.com/support-files/melatonin_gsh_studies.pdf 





This brand is not the same as the brand recommended, it is synthetic, so I would assume you will not get the same results I have, but he did say liquid is best if you are going to take any form.  The bottle here & price is for a 2 pack.  


Sleep & detox well everyone!

Energy Boosters

We all need energy.  Fighting fatigue is half the battle.  So we need powerful weapons in our arsenal!



B Vitamins

The B vitamins are directly linked to energy. According to Psychology Today, B-vitamin deficiencies can lead to "fatigue, irritability, poor concentration, anxiety and depression." It further says that B-complex vitamins, which include thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, B6, pantothenic acid, biotin, B12, folate and choline, are linked to crucial functions such as neurotransmitter production, metabolism and blood cell production. Getting enough B vitamins protects you against physical and mood-related ailments that can sap your energy. B vitamins are commonly added to bread and cereal products, but vegans, in particular, need to take B12 supplements, because it naturally occurs mainly in animal products. -Livestrong.com
      













      













Vitamin D

A Wake Forest University School of Medicine study shows a correlation between adequate vitamin D intake and physical performance. The research, conducted on a group of older adults who are more at risk for vitamin D deficiencies because of lower sun exposure and the fact their skin is less efficient at producing vitamin D, compared to young people, showed that physical performance and grip strength were about 5 to 10 percent higher in adults with higher levels of vitamin D. -LiveStrong.com

      














Vitamin C

Vitamin C is important for energy because of its role in the growth and repair of body tissues, according to Medline Plus, an information service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Your body needs vitamin C to make collagen. According to Medline Plus, collagen is "an important protein used to make skin, scar tissue, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is essential for the healing of wounds, and for the repair and maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth." Without adequate vitamin C, you risk feeling run-down and unwell because your body is not healing and growing normally. -LiveStrong.com

              



























Ginseng
Ginseng is another great energy booster. Panax ginseng is the type that provides the greatest energy, although it is often thought that all types of ginseng provide energy support. It has multiple other benefits that have been discovered as well, although energy enhancement is still what it is primarily known and used for.
There are other health benefits that may be enjoyed from the use of panax ginseng that should not be overlooked. Early studies have shown it may benefit cognitive abilities such as memory and focus, and it has even been studied for its reported blood sugar stabilizing abilities.
Different types of ginseng, including panax, are also known to have antioxidant properties in the human body and may also boost your immune system. -NaturalNews.com
      









Mitochodrial Support
Dr. Burrascano talks about NT Factor in his latest version of his protocol.

      

The Cowden Protocol

Very hard to find, but I found it! 
The Cowden Protocol
(For some reason the links are green.  So anything green is a link.)
UPDATE:  Someone pointed me to even more info on the Cowden Protocol CLICK HERE.

Below is a loooooooong article regarding the effectiveness of The Cowden Protocol

The effectiveness of Samento, Cumanda, Burbur, and Dr. Lee Cowden's protocol in the treatment of chronic Lyme disease

by Suzanne Arthur




                      

Candida, YAY!

Systemic Candida, yeast infections, jock itch, athlete's foot, sinus infections, ear infections.  YEAST!  Candida can wreak a lot of havoc in our bodies. It can create a lot of the same symptoms as Lyme Disease.  You can have systemic Candida and not know it by outward appearances, no obvious physical symptoms if you know what I mean (yeast infection).


Try  the GOOT recipe I have listed here @ Lyme Store for topical applications of yeast infections (ears, feet, vaginally, on your chest for colds, etc).  It works!  But attack Candida from all angles.  Be careful when cleansing yourself of Candida from your body as you can herx from the die off just like you an from lyme die off.  So start slow.  

Yeast Killers

   












You can take a simple saliva test for Candida.  But a good blood test & other tests by your LLMD or ND are probably in order.  Here is the saliva test.
http://www.candidasupport.org/test_saliva.html

Looking for drama & some suspense?

Over the Edge: A Novel  Stolen from Amazon:

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Torn from the front lines of medical debate and the author's own experience with Lyme Disease, Over the Edge is riveting fiction, full of twists and turns—and powerful truths about today's medical field.  

Janessa McNeil’s husband, Dr. Brock McNeil, a researcher and professor at Stanford University's Department of Medicine, specializes in tick-borne diseases—especially Lyme. For years he has insisted that Chronic Lyme Disease doesn't exist. Even as patients across the country are getting sicker, the committee Brock chairs is about to announce its latest findings—which will further seal the door shut for Lyme treatment.  

One embittered man sets out to prove Dr. McNeil wrong by giving him a close-up view of the very disease he denies. The man infects Janessa with Lyme, then states his demand: convince her husband to publicly reverse his stand on Lyme—or their young daughter will be next. 

But Janessa's marriage is already rocky. She's so sick she can hardly move or think. And her husband denies she has Lyme at all.   

Welcome to the Lyme wars, Janessa.

Endorsements/Reviews:
" . . . a taut, heartbreaking thriller . . . Collins is a fine writer who knows how to both horrify readers and keep them turning pages. She'll gain new readers with this one . . ."

Publishers Weekly
"Over the Edge provides validation to any person who suffers from the long-term effects of Lyme Disease. While the story is based on Ms. Collins' own life experience, she builds a tense and dramatic novel that illustrates how a person can fall into the web of misdiagnosis and ineffective treatment."

New York Journal of Books
"This book stayed with me long after I put it down. Not only was it a page-turner, but the storyline about Lyme Disease was fascinating and eye-opening. I think Over the Edge will raise awareness about this horrible disease, and validate those who suffer with it."

Terri Blackstock, author of Predator and Intervention
"A frightening and all-too-real scenario. Very timely and meaningful book." (4 stars)

RT Book Reviews
"Over the Edge is an excellent mystery. [It] actively portrays the patient with the myriad symptoms seen in acute or chronic Lyme."

Dr. Nick S. Harris, president/CEO, IGeneX, Inc.

About the Author

Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. She is a three-time American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year Award winner and has also received Inspirational Readers' Choice and Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice honors. The Writer magazine named her nonfiction release, Getting into Character, among 2002's best books on writing. Brandilyn and her family have homes in California and Idaho.

Book or Kindle Edition  

BioRay Brands

My very innovative LLMD (my first one) uses these BioRay products for her patients with Autism.  The majority of her patients ended up having Lyme Disease.  There are 2 of their products I would like to introduce.




Healthy Gut

We all know it is one of the most important factors in treating lyme.  As it is with most any illness.  After all, 80% of our immune system is in our gut.

This information below was taken from the manufacturers website to ensure accuracy. This is a different kind of probiotic. 


CytoFlora


CytoFlora contains beneficial bacteria that have been cell wall lysed (decimated), releasing the vital substances and nutrients from the cell wall and cytoplasm. These immune system modulators exist inside the cell of healthy bacteria and are not readily available in most probiotic formulas.
CytoFlora assists in balancing the gastro-intestinal tract and creating an environment for live healthy intestinal flora to colonize. This proprietary manufacturing process makes CytoFlora a unique and potent lysed probiotic tincture.
Intake Instructions:

Children and Adults: Start with 13-52 drops (2 droppers full) twice a day in filtered water on an empty stomach constitutes the average dose for a 150 lb. adult with a good constitution. Do not use during pregnancy or while nursing unless supervised by a physician.
Sensitive Individuals: Initial dose is 6 drops working up to 5 squirts twice a day. Dosage is related to improvement.

Ingredients


Cell wall lysed lactobacillus rhamnosus, bifidobacteriumbifidum, lactobacillus acidophilus, bifidobacteriuminfantis, bifidobacteriumlongum, streptococcus thermophilus, lactobacillus plantarum, lactobacillus salivarius, lactobacillus reuteri, lactobacillus casei, lactobacillus bulgaricus, lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 and lactobacillus sporogenes in a base of rice starch, ascorbic acid 5% and 18% grain neutral spirits as a preservative.  

** Remember you cannot have alcohol with Tinidazole or Metronidazole
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For more information on the study that was done on children who took this product and how well it effected them, please see the manufacturers website.  There has been some scientific research done with amazing results: http://www.bioraynaturaldetox.com/where-do-i-start/healthy-gut-function.aspx
I also recommend viewing an FAQ section on exactly how beneficial this product can be and why.  Also how it works. http://www.bioraynaturaldetox.com/about-bioray/faq.aspx#50  Scroll down until you see CytoFlora.


Artemisia & Clove
People with Lyme Disease take this to help combat Babesia.  

Artemisia & Clove™ is a broad spectrum herbal supplement to balance unwanted organisms. This formula is carefully buffered for long term use with sensitive digestive tracts, while still maintaining their full strength of action against.

Artemisia & Clove has proven (by over forty before and after stool tests with Dowell Labs) action against entamoeba histoltytica, blastocystis hominis, entamoeba hartmanni, cryptosporidium parvum, entamoeba coli, balantidium coli, dientamoeba fragilis, ascaris lumbricoides, giardia lamblia, chilomastix. 


Unwanted organisms are extremely common. In a four-year study, stool testing of every clinic patient showed that 99% had at least one and as many as five different organisms that caused imbalance in the body.


Intake Instructions:

Adults: Start with a small dose, 13 drops (1/2 dropper full) in water or grape juice.  Increase dosage until intake is 6 – 8 droppers full twice a day.  For maximum effectiveness, take full dose on an empty stomach for two weeks. Stop for 1 week. Resume at top dose for 2 more weeks. Do not use during pregnancy or while nursing unless supervised by a physician.

Children: Consult the guidelines below for age-appropriate dosage. For maximum effectiveness, take full dose on an empty stomach for two weeks. Stop for 1 week. Resume at top dose for 2 more weeks.
Up to one year old - Start with 2 drops twice a day in water or grape juice.  Increase dosage to 10 drops twice a day.
Age 1 to 4 years - Start with 3 drops twice a day and increase to 39 drops (1 ½ droppers full) twice a day.
Age 4 to 12 years - Start with 6 drops twice a day increasing to 78 drops (3 droppers full) twice a day.
As with all herbals, after the first dose wait to see if there is stomach upset. If there is no reaction within one hour, proceed. If there is a mild stomach reaction, take dose with food.

Ingredients


Certified organic green walnut hull, grapefruit seed extract, olive leaf, Artemesia annuavera, Artemesia absynthium (wormwood), fresh ground cloves, red clover, hericium, and wild American ginseng, and 18% grain neutral spirits as a preservative.




Use www.iHerb.com to buy these 2 products.  They are at least $10 less expensive for each product.  Use coupon code YAF559 at check out for $5 off. Very cheap, fast shipping.  Also, if you spend $40, shipping is free.

Probiotics

We all know how important probiotics are for everyone.  Let alone people on antibiotics, let alone people with Lyme Disease.  It is important to take a wide variety of probiotics.  Take at least 2 different brands & rotate them.  Also, drink things like kefir & kombucha to get additional strains of the "good" bacteria and in different ways.  Take your probiotics at least 2 hours away from your oral antibiotics.

S. Boulardii is important.  It is not easy to find in a health food store.  It is known to prevent & help combat the dreaded C. diff.  You would want to take this in addition to a probiotic with several different strains.  The infection usually occurs after the person has been started on broad spectrum antibiotics, which kill the good bacteria, allowing C. diff to take over. The bacteria release toxins which destroy the lining of the intestines, producing severe diarrhea and inflammation. With certain strains of the bacteria, infection can be overwhelming and deadly.


Below is THE BEST probiotic on the market.  You can't find it in health food stores.  Ortho Biotic is a probiotic that is formulated to NOT be refrigerated and for good reason. This is one of the most comprehensive probiotics out there. It's shelf stabilized, so it doesn't require refrigeration. What that means, as with any of the other shelf stabilized probiotics, is it has food in the pill to keep the bacteria alive (the alternative, of course, is to refrigerate the pills/bacteria so that they don't die). But refrigerating a probiotic introduces moisture which can cause another type of bacteria to start to grow which is no bueno for the bacteria we want.
                                                               













These are a variety of other probiotics featuring different strains of bacteria.
     



Never Give Up



Never Give Up: My Life and God's Mercy [Paperback]

John Janaro (Author)



Taken from Amazon:  A personal testimony of gratitude to God who has sustained me throughout my confused, distracted, and often difficult life. --From the Introduction

Some human suffering can t be fixed. Maybe yours is like that, or maybe you have a family member or friend in that situation. John Janaro s been there--in fact, still is there. His struggles with debilitating illness, chronic depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder could easily bring on a massive case of self-pity, but Janaro has found a better way to live. If you re thinking of retreating into your private world of pain--or if you know someone who has--this book will help you see how God s fidelity, the small wonders of daily life, a dose of humor, and                               the simple kindness of others can bring light into the darkness.

Is Coconut Oil REALLY Healthy? - Dr. Mercola




Check out the recipe on my blog for GOOT (Garlic Olive Oil Treament with coconut oil).  GOOT can be used to treat ear infections, yeast infections, jock itch, athletes foot.  People with Lyme Disease spread it on their feet & wear socks & say it absorbs into their blood stream that way.  Anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-fungal.  I will post the recipe, etc for GOOT below.  It was originally posted to my blog Sonya Fights Lyme

Dr. Mercola speaks about monolaurin in the video.  You can get a pure form of it by taking Lauricidin.  You must start slow with Lauricidin if you have Lyme Disease or Candida.





Garlic Oil Treatment

Anti-infective/Anti-fungal/Anti-parasitic


3 Tablespoons of Coconut oil

3 Tablespoons of Olive oil

3 Tablespoons of garlic, peel then chop, cover with oil quickly



MAKING GOOT

Gently warm Coconut oil over stove until melted, remove from heat and add olive oil, blend. Chop or crush garlic into a bowl (I think crushing would be best). Use about 3 medium sized cloves, (not the whole bulb). Immediately add the oil mixture.   
Cover container and let rest for 20 minutes then strain to remove chunks of garlic.  I use a fine mesh coffee strainer I picked up cheap at the grocery store. Pour your mixture into a small glass container and store covered in the refrigerator. 

Freshly made, Goot is a milky color and runny. GOOT turns into a thick soft paste after one hour in the fridge. Goot is good for about 6 weeks if kept in the fridge and never contaminated. Use a spoon or knife to take some from the container, don't put your fingers in there.


MEDICINAL PROPERTIES & DIRECTIONS.

GOOT, rubbed into the skin, transfers raw garlic oil directly into the blood stream.  Apply on the feet of children or infants and adults to fight infections. Rub on chest for chest colds, pneumonia or rub into nostrils for sinus infections (chest & nostrils may not be a good idea for small children).  Place on a cotton swab for ear infections. Apply directly to sores inside the mouth. Rub on Athlete's foot or genital area for jock itch. Insert GOOT into affected area for yeast or other related infections. Apply on rashes any place. GOOT kills Candida, parasites, bad bacteria and virus by direct application. 

In addition, it treats systemic infections by absorption through the skin into the blood supply and travels throughout the body. 

A Google search for GOOT or garlic oil salve brings up lots of great info.  

DETOX: Chlorella & Cilantro




You need broken-cell wall chlorella.  It's a bit more expensive but it makes all the difference in the world. 

You can buy them here: Dr Mercola's Premium Chlorella 450 Tablets $16.86


Right now Live Superfoods is having a sale on greens including Chlorella Tablets!

Click on either picture above & it will take you directly to their website.  Use the coupon code: GREEN for 20% off.  You get more than twice as much as Mercola's for only a couple dollars more.




Here are some other brands to browse that are acceptable as well.
         
  

Salt/C Protocol

There is an intriguing site called Lyme Photos.  The site shows pictures of various "bugs", "worms", and "lizard-looking" creatures that the creator of the site had photographed as they exited his/her body.  The creator of the site is anonymous for obvious reasons (don't want to get into trouble giving "medical advice"). 

There is an ebook available to purchase that gives the run down on the protocol and how it works and has worked for others.  Specifically the author of the ebook.  You can purchase the ebook HERE for $29.95.  According to reviews, it is pretty comprehensive and is in "lyme brain" terminology so is easy to understand. 

You need both high quality Pure Himalayan Salt andVitamin C.

             



      


     


Probiotic

In  my personal opinion, this is THE BEST probiotic out there.  And this is the best price I have found it for.  



















No refrigeration, high dose, has S.Boulardii in it (great in prevention & to aid in treatment of C. Diff).


Ortho Biotic is a probiotic that is formulated to NOT be refrigerated and for good reason.  This is one of the most comprehensive probiotics out there.  It's shelf stabilized, so it doesn't require refrigeration. What that means, as with any of the other shelf stabilized probiotics, is it has food in the pill to keep the bacteria alive (the alternative, of course, is to refrigerate the pills/bacteria so that they don't die).  But refrigerating a probiotic introduces moisture which can cause another type of bacteria to start to grow which is no bueno for the bacteria we want.  I think I'll add it to the post.