Glad to know you've done so well with the Jernigan remedies. That's really wonderful! Yeah, most people use the alcohol based because it's usually a better carrier than other things when it comes to tinctures.
I was told that ACV tests better energetically, but I personally don't think it's a better choice or you'd see more remedies without alcohol in it. I could be wrong about
this, but from all the research I've done I believe alcohol is a better choice than ACV. Many companies use organic grape alcohol or non gmo alcohol in their remedies today.
Problem that I have with the Jernigan remedies, and why I asked you which one you were using, is the fact that they use ethanol alcohol in their remedies. That means it's made from corn mash, which most likely means it has gmo in it. Approximately 90% of the corn grown in the US is gmo corn.
I was told by someone that the process of making ethanol removes the gmo from it. However, I have not been able to confirm this in my research. In fact, I've read that ethanol is a toxin which is not something we ought to be putting into our bodies in my opinion.
However, I did get better using the Jernigan remedies with 20% ethanol, so obviously they do work, but I wish that they would switch over to a more natural alcohol, one made without any corn or gmo. Some people don't react well to remedies with alcohol. The reason could very well be is because of the corn in the alcohol.
You might have noticed on some of the other protocols that use tinctures that they brag about
using non-gmo alcohol in them. It just makes sense to use non gmo alcohol, especially if you're taking two or three remedies two to three times a day.
I'm sure the ACV works fine, but I'm not convinced it works as effectively as the alcohol does. I've done enough research to come to this conclusion, but again, this is my opinion and I could be wrong. The other issue about
ACV is exactly what you mentioned—burning. Same problem I have with ACV, it burns. You can dilute it but I still can't get it to agree with me.
whether or not you can over do it with these remedies. No, not possible. Why? Because they are natural herbs and non-toxic. You could be on them for life (no reason to though) and not be harmed from taking them.
However, my only concern is over time ingesting too much of the corn alcohol. Taking it for the time you need it on the protocol should be fine, but taking it too long might not be a good idea just because of the possible gmo in it.
The protocol suggests that you continue taking it two months after you are symptom free. If you are symptom free for two months, while you're on the protocol, then you can safely say it's time to go off of it. Of course, there's no guarantee symptoms won't return again, but if they do you simply get back on the protocol until you can be off of it without the symptoms returning.
Some people do continue taking it once to three times a week just because they believe the herbal remedies are beneficial to them (like taking supplements) but that's totally up to them. I'm not sure Dr. Jernigan would encourage people to do that or not. Good question to ask their office.
Some people stay on the Neuro-Antitox forever, but not daily, maybe once or twice a week. They do this because the feel this remedy is a good detoxifier, and it truly is. Whenever you feel toxic it's a good remedy to use, lyme disease, or not. It's probably better to use it with Borrelogen as it helps to break down and bind up more of the toxins when used together.
the detox baths. No way would my wife and I ever stop doing those. That's something we feel has given us enormous health benefits. This is something that we'll do for the rest of our lives just because it's so beneficial to our bodies. We do them less than we used to, but our bodies always need to be detoxed.
Just like our good friend here, Deejavu, always likes to say, detox, detox, detox. This is one of the best detoxifiers there is and I believe everyone should do them at least once a week, even if you feel you've beat this disease. Our bodies always need to be detoxed from the toxins that enter out bodies from what we eat, drink and the air we breath, etc.
Many of our friends who are not sick have asked us about
the detox bath because we've talked so much about
them. Some of them have started doing it themselves and every one of them love it. They can tell that they feel so much better when they do the detox bath once or twice a week.
I would never tell anyone what to do, but if you were to ask me, if I was totally symptom free of LD, would I stop doing detox baths? My answer would be—never! My wife and I feel this is one of the best investments we make on a weekly basis for our health. I wish we could afford to invest a infared sauna as that would probably be the number one best detoxifier while at the same time killing lyme spirochetes.
Your husband could very well be right about
the salt corroding the pipes. I don't really know because that's not something I know enough about
to comment on. I guess if I knew that it was corroding our pipes in our home I'd probably just make sure I rinsed the bathtub out long enough to get all the salt water out of the pipes.
Whether that would work or not I have no idea. The detox bath is too valuable to my wife and I to let this become an obstacle to taking our detox baths. But I do understand your husband's concern, it's a valid concern for which I have no answers to.
My wife was doing wonderful for over a year since being on the Jernigan protocol. However, she recently got bit by a mosquito and apparently got reinfected. She immediately started on the protocol again for about
three months or so and is doing amazingly well again. She told me this morning she has no symptoms whatsoever. However, she's going to stay on the protocol for two more months as recommended in the Perfect 7 Protocol.
When I have some additional time I will update everyone about
how I'm doing. I know many here want to know and I want to share with you all when I have some time to do so. I have had some issues to deal with that have caused me to regress some, however, I'm still doing reasonably well considering these issues I'm dealing with.
I have (or had) parasites. Didn't know I had them until after I did a coffee enema one day about
six months ago. Been treating them and it *appears* that they're gone now but it's hard to say for sure. However, parasites are filthy critters that poop in you and can cause you to feel pretty crappy. They can infect your body with all kinds of diseases that make you toxic. They're hard to get rid of and if you have them you MUST treat them or you will never get well.
all this soon. Right now we are very busy preparing for our families who will be coming here for Thanksgiving. We're going to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas at the same time since some of our families live out of state and can't come back for Christmas. We have a lot of shopping left to do and many other things that need to be done as well.
I will try my best to get back to the forum and give you all an update real soon. I feel it's only fair that I do this and I want to do it too. You all have been so wonderful to me (and my wife) during our difficult times and I always want to give back in any way that I can.
I still get a lot of emails and pm's from people about
the Hansa Center. I belong to about
8 different lyme forums and get overwhelmed with emails and pm's constantly. I feel bad when I don't answer them as promptly as I'd like to. In fact, I owe an email to REB which I will be answering today. If you're reading this, REB, you'll be glad to know I'm working on an email to you. : )
Anyway, it's amazing the amount of pm's and emails I get every week asking me about
the HC. My wife and I talk to a lot of people on the phone too. I very much enjoy doing this, I just wish I had more hours in the day to get stuff done. Not complaining though because there was a time when I was so sick I couldn't even write emails. I have much to be grateful for!
Thank God, I'm feeling fairly well, still very active and doing things I could not do two years ago. Even though I'm dealing with some issues, it isn't so bad that I'm bedridden like I was prior to going to the HC. I am grateful to be where I am, I also want to get better and believe in time I will.
One last thing. The most common question I get from people is "Do you still recommend that people go to the HC for treatment?". Yes, I absolutely do still recommend people go to the HC for lyme treatment or for any chronic illness they might be dealing with. I believe Dr Jernigan, his wonderful associate, Dr. Jowdy, and their staff, are not only extremely knowledgable about
lyme disease, coinfections, and other chronic diseases, they have the most wonderful, caring staff members you could find anywhere.
Gotta run now and and answer some emails and go out with daisyrlb (Rhonda) to spend more money, I mean, do some Christmas shopping. ; )
Have a great weekend everyone. Be back soon!
Post Edited (GWB) : 11/5/2011 11:44:37 AM (GMT-6)