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   Posted 12/16/2017 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello folks,

Having alot of brain fog lately.. any advice on helping to make it go away?

Tried some Tumeric about an hour ago, and using B12 B minus D vitamins and a Probiotic. Any advice is appreciated.


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   Posted 12/16/2017 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Some have success with the Jernigan's Neuro-Antitox II - CNS/PNS.

It is supposed to reduce the ammonia in the brain which can cause brain fog.

I take Pinella - Nerve/Brain Cleanse - it has helped some with herxing.
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   Posted 12/16/2017 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
this whole article is really good

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Smilax Glabrae
Smilax glabrae is one of my favorite herbs in Lyme treatment, especially for helping with Lyme brain. This is due to its ability to cross the blood–brain barrier. The glabrae form of Smilax is the form with best blood–brain barrier penetration, so that is the form that must be used.

Smilax glabrae helps to offset Herxheimer reactions in 90% of my patients, helping to neutralize neurotoxins. Very rarely, in highly sensitive patients, I have seen it cause a detox reaction, so dosing very much depends on sensitivity levels.

Along with working directly in the brain, Smilax can also neutralize endotoxins in the intestines. Many endotoxins are cleansed from the gut by the lymphatic system and liver. Binding the toxins in the gut before they reach the bloodstream helps to minimize the inflammatory response that they can cause.

Another potential role of Smilax glabrae is protecting against the harmful effects of toxic metals. One study evaluated the effects of lead acetate on oxidative stress in the brain, and found that Smilax glabrae showed significant efficiency in reducing blood and tissue levels of lead. It also increased protective antioxidants such as superoxide di****ase and the ever-important glutathione.7 Given that many Lyme patients struggle with heavy metals, and given that toxic metals can contribute to Lyme brain, this added benefit makes Smilax a great option.

I find that Smilax combined with glutathione is my winning combination for supporting Lyme brain. Together they typically have a huge impact, more than any other herbs or supplements that I have found.

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   Posted 12/17/2017 4:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Here is just something to think about. Most ammonia is associated with protein intake and gram negative anaerobes in the GI tract. That's bacteria like clostridia, the enterobacteria, e coli, etc. Some bacillus and non sporing gram positive bacteria like streptococci and micrococci produce modest amounts of ammonia. Gram positive bacteria like lactobacillus and yeasts form very little ammonia. So we need to increase gram positive bacteria through changing our eating patterns and even supplementing with gram positive probiotics.

More ammonia is produced by the gram negative anaerobes at a pH of 7 compared to a pH of 5. Having more acid in one's stomach that may lower duodenal pH can be beneficial.

Also, carbohydrate fermentation decreases ammonia levels. That may be one way that candida and yeasts like Florastor can benefit Lyme patients by decreasing ammonia levels.

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   Posted 12/17/2017 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   

The results suggested that L-ornithine has an antifatigue effect in increasing the efficiency of energy consumption and promoting the excretion of ammonia.



An amino acid that plays an important part in the formation of urea which is needed to remove ammonia from the body. It is recommended over both L-Arginine and L-Carnitine for removing ammonia from the brain because the brain lacks the Ornithine-related enzyme for neutralizing ammonia. When using L-Ornithine, one should start out slow and increase as the dosages become more tolerable. Too much L-Ornithine at once may result in brain fog and cognitive impairment which may be the result of unwarranted rapid removal of ammonia from the brain.

When your cells break down nitrogen-containing compounds such as proteins, they produce ammonia as a byproduct. This can be toxic if not removed. In the urea cycle, liver cells convert ammonia into urea, a waste product eliminated by your kidneys -- ornithine is central to this process and gives the cycle its alternate name, the ornithine cycle. When a problem develops and ornithine can't participate effectively in the urea cycle, potentially serious conditions can result, including one called ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency. This rare inherited disorder occurs in 1 in 80,000 people. It interferes with the urea cycle, allowing ammonia to accumulate in the blood, and this can cause lack of energy, seizures or other symptoms.


This is where l-ornithine comes in. L-ornithine acts like sponge or magnet. Because of its affinity to ammonia (due to its involvement during the Krebs cycle), l-ornithine helps the body remove the ammonia. This can significantly reduce the effects of the healing crisis.

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