We are symptom free but continue to use herbs, mushrooms, minerals, vitamins, probiotics and nutrition to support immune response, detoxification and the body in general.
K finished with antibiotics 3 years ago but was still symptomatic at that time. For that reason we continued with Buhner's herbal bartonella and babesia protocols.
I love this site. This woman used and continues to use many of the protocols we ourselves (my 14 yo daughter and myself) found to be extremely helpful:
Antibiotics can be useful, but the bacteria are not entirely to blame. In the end it is our body's dysfunction that allows bacteria to proliferate in the first place.
These bacteria/protozoa are ubiquitous. Many people carry infections but are asymptomatic because for some reason their immune response is capable of holding the bacteria in check. Just as your own proper immune response keeps the chicken pox virus from re-emerging as shingles (until the point when it becomes incapable and shingles develops). Or just as those who's immune systems are capable of terminating cancer cells that sometimes emerge will not develop cancer (but those who's systems can't will allow cancer to develop).
The terrain of the body is so much more important than the presence of any invading bacteria. If the terrain is functioning optimally it will be hard to compromise.
So work on your terrain.
Make sure your gut bacteria are healthy (they form the basis of your immune system and produce many of your neurotransmittors).
Make sure your tissues are built from the proper nutrients (the basic premis of the Terry Wahl's diet).
Make sure your detoxification pathways are functioning properly and you are not storing toxins (not an easy thing to do in this age of pesticides and other environmental contaminants).
Make sure you are taking time to relax because stress can supress immune response.
I know it sounds crazy, but I firmly believe that these bacterial/parasitic infections are providing a service. They are pointing us back to the way we as people should be living. When we get back to the basics and support our bodies we can become healthy again.
13 yo daughter:
2010 - Dx ADHD, Tourette’s, Aspergers, motor delay, PANS/PANDAS
June 2011 - Igenex PCR positive bartonella, IND lyme. CD57 18. Positive ANA (speckled type), heterozygous A1298C MTHFR. Multiple Abx, herbals/homeopathics
April 2013 - ANA titers negative. Weaned abx. Start Buhner bartonella protocol, methylation/detox protocols, organic PerfectHealthDiet gf/cf/sf. Minimize EMF exposure
Nov 2013 – Clinical babesia diagnosis. Start Buhner babesia protocol
Sept 2014 – Symptoms 99% resolved
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