I personally think that if a person can smell ammonia from their body, that's a great test all by itself! Anyway, I quote Dr. Jernigan because I simply believe he is a brilliant doctor. This is from the article below called Lyme Toxins the Primary Cause of your Symptoms.
It would seem that Bb releases ammonia, which is converted to glutamine by way of the glutamine synthetase pathways, leading to localized swelling of astrocytes (brain cells). This ammonia-induced glutamine accumulation may cause dysfunction of astrocytes, which leads to impairment of vascular reactivity (other than through a decrease in arginine availability for nitrous oxide) and increased production of nitric oxide (Toshiki 2000). It has been reported that many neurological problems are caused by either congenital or acquired hyper-ammonemia (Albrecht 1998).
The FACT test is a very good test for detecting the presence of neurotoxins in the brain. It is also known as the Visual Contrast Test (VCS). The FACT test has been successfully used in medical diagnosis and subclinical neurotoxicity detection.
How to test yourself for Ammonia
Rapid Testing for Ammonia:
Direct Resonance Testing (DRT) for ammonia is a simple test that a lay person or health care practitioner can perform in one minute, for less than 20 cents. It is recommended that anyone with any chronic condition be tested in this way.
To perform a DRT, you will need a vial or small bottle of pure ammonia. A muscle strength challenge should be performed to identify a strong muscle, preferably using the deltoid muscle with the patient's thumb pointing toward the feet. The muscle should "lock" and be strong immediately when challenged, without being spongy. Once a strong muscle has been identified, hold the vial of ammonia over various areas of the brain, heart, liver, and teeth, testing to see if the previously strong muscle goes weak when the ammonia is held over of these areas (Andreev et al. 1994). Due to the temporary neuromuscular interference present in the tissues, the strong muscle will go weak (Adolf 1979, Frohlich 1978). The most effective treatment can be identified by adding the corrective substance, hold the vial of ammonia and the remedy over the same spot where the strong muscle went weak. If you have found the proper corrective substance, the formerly weak muscle test now will go strong. You will likely find that general liver and intestinal detoxification supplements will do nothing to clear out ammonia.www.benbrew.com/lb/lyme5.pdf
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As far as supplements to clear out the ammonia I took Dr. Jernigan's Neuro-Antitox CNS/PNS Formula (originally it was pale spike lobelia and a separate bottle of silphitrin and then Dr. J. combined both of them into one bottle). You can read about
the different Neuro-Antitox Formulas on the Hansa Center website and the ingredients:www.hansacenter.com
Scroll down to the last row and you will see the Neuro-Antitox products:hansacenter.com/product-category/supplements/
Yucca root may work in the body but I'm not sure if it would cross over into the Blood Brain Barrier.
Hope this helps!
Totally healed for 8 years ~ used Dr. Jernigan's protocol from his book "Beating Lyme Disease"
Our bodies are wise as they can heal themselves with some help plus detoxing daily, eating healthy. I come back to help others for others helped me when I was sick. Pay it forward!