"Cistus is more potent than any other agent known for biofilms. Crosses the blood-brain barrier and is 100% absorbed in the gut. It is antiviral. Can rebrew the tea 4 times. Whitens the teeth (also a biofilm which causes yellow teeth), body fluid smells and odors reduce." -- Dr. Klinghardt
You can purchase Cistus Tea in bulk at this website, based out of Washington state. This has been the only place I know of to sell the tea, at least that I've seen in my research:
On top of this, it actually keeps ticks away from you! They don't like it, they won't attach to you, they will run away.
I just wanted to tell the whole community, because I've been taking it for less than a week and my psycho-neurological problems have almost completely gone away, along with continuing my gluten-free, all organic and whole alkaline fruits and veggies, no grains, no beans -- they are too acidic. Mostly fish as my main source of protein and my only fluids are water and teas, or mixtures like chlorella and whole fruits and veggies. My body is alkaline -- in an alkaline state, your body will not hold on to disease. Please check out the following link to do everything in your power to research and begin purchasing and eating only alkaline foods:
For the natural herb Lyme protocol, including detoxifiying your body with herbs, check out this article on W. Lee Cowden, M.D. -- this protocol helped me keep Lyme at bay for many months. I was bit May, 2011 and tested positive on both the Elisa and WB tests.
Lastly, I am on antibiotics this month -- Tinidazole - 500mg, 3 times a day for 14 days and then stop for 14 days; Clarithromycin Tablets, 500mg, 2 times per day; Cefuroxime, 500mg, 2x per day. Antibiotics can and more than likely will cause leaky gut syndrome if used in the long-term. If you are on antibiotics, you *must* be also taking, on a daily basis, either live active probiotics, the more active strains, the better - or eating fermented foods, beverages, etc. I find that a combination of all methods has kept my stomach from being torn apart. Personally, I eat Saurekraut and Kombucha every day, and I avoid yoghurt or any dairy products at all. Dairy has a relatively high acidity as well and can not be taken with antibiotics.
The antibiotics have cleared up most of my problems this time around, but ONLY because I've broken the biofilm down with Cistus Tea, gotten plenty of sleep every night, kept with my diet, and stuck to Chlorella, Cat's Claw Bark powder, Japanese Knotweed, and all other supplements I take, specifically responding to blood test of my organ functioning levels, vitamin levels, Thyroid levels, etc.
Please, I encourage you to get blood work to monitor how your body is doing with the Lyme. You may not realize that, like myself, for instance, you have a Vitamin D deficiency that is effecting the functioning of your entire body. Also, Thyroid inadequacies are common among people with tick-borne illnesses. If your body is unable to produce the correct amount of Thyroid hormones, you will feel sick regardless of treatment. My doctor found that I have hypothyroidism -- an under-active Thyroid, and she prescribed Armour, a natural Thyroid-hormone supplement. It takes 3 months for it to actually fully regulate the system, so I have to take it every morning with a full glass of water, away from all foods and medications. I've noticed a big difference, and the swelling in my thyroid area has gone away.
My doctor is Dr. H. Who practices in Lexington, VA. She is both an MD and holistically certified, as well as LLMD, and likes to use the holistic approach first, above all others. If you are looking to hook up with a Doctor in your area, please visit this website, http://mylymediseasetreatment.com/lyme-disease-general/how-to-find-a-lyme-literate-doctor-llmd-in-your-area/ for an LLMD, or the alternatives that I've found to be very helpful are holistic doctors, acupuncturists, and other alternative doctors with different approaches.
Please, feel free to contact me if you have any questions! I hope this post truly helps a lot of people who read it. I have been able to function normally, for the most part, utilizing the methods I've talked about
here. I'm studying at a University, receiving good grades, and will soon be working for the YMCA in early childcare.
My prayers are for all of us. Namaste.
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