This is what I learned throughout time... there is not that much written on Yersiniosis. I think I must been having this infection for about
21 years, taking specific symptoms into consideration.
I myself had oral Levofloxacine, which didn't work. The infection went systemic. I was then given IV Doxy for a month. I haven't been retested, but specific symptoms are starting to show up again (for me: a lot of intestinal issues, sharp pain in the appendix area, erythema nodosum and erysipelas - only the erysipelas is not showing, but the old scar hurts a lot). I think that this treatment was not sufficient.
I contacted Lee Cowden, he suggests this:
Try 60-90 drops of Cumanda &/or Enula twice daily to see if those will not finally KILL the Yersinia (instead of just making it mad).
I had a chat with the director of the Borreliose Centrum in Augsburg a few months ago at a conference. He told me that for him, this is a good combination to beat persistent Yersiniosis:
Tetralysal + Levofloxacine or Ciprofloxacine + Artemisin (or Mepron/Malarone if not tolerated).
I don't have details on the dosages though.
This is the document Hornet is talking about
, written by Dr Berghoff (a German LLMD):www.praxis-berghoff.de/dokumente/infektiologische_differentialdiagnose-engl.pdf
a very intresting document.
In Buhner's Herbal Antibiotics book, you can find this:
He says that "Artemesia nilagirica leaf extract is effective against Yersinia enterocolititica - a methanol extract was used, and that Artemesia constituents are much more highly soluable in fat -whole milk - than water."
He also states that "Usnea species have been found active in a number of in vitro studies against a few Gram-negative bacteria: Helicobacter pylori, E. coli, Yersinia enterocolitica and Proteus mirabilis. Interestingly, the first three of these cause infections in the GI tract, for which Usnea will be useful as it is not a highly systemic herb."
Then in another area in the book he states, "Licorice is a fairly potent synergist through a number of avenues. Importantly , it is directly active against the efflux mechanism AcrAB-TolC in the Enterobacteriacease family of bacteria, which are gram negative organisms. The efflux mechanism can extrude many diverse antibacterials including tetracyclines, fluoroquinolones and chlorampheniciol. Licorice, then, can effectively be added to formulations treating infections from that Gram-negative family, including among others, Yersinia, Shigella, Serratia, Salmonella, Morganella, Klebsiella, Enterobacter, and Escherichia."
" Licorice increases the potency of both herbs and pharmaceuticals when used with them." He goes on to list examples.
"Licorice increases the strength of tincture formulations if added to the herbs prior to tincturing. For example, it enhances the solubility of compounds from other plants by a factor of up to 570."
"Licorice also reduces toxicity in other plants; it prevents toxicity from aconite alkaloids adn reduces the toxicity from a number of herbs used to treat RA in Chinese clinical trials."
"In vitro studies show that S. Boulardii inhibits cell invasion by S. typhimurium and Yersinia enterocolitica." www.powerofprobiotics.com/Saccharomyces-boulardii.html#sthash.8mop88tU.dpuf
And another study mentionning Y. Enterocolitica:www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3815002/
This is about
what I know about
I hope it helps.
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Started getting sick about
20yrs ago, diagnosed 3yrs ago.
Started treatment August 2012: 15 months of abx, followed by a modified Cowden Protocol since December 2013, now using the Chronic Tonic. On LDN for pain.
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