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aphysicalwreck
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   Posted 4/7/2018 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anybody know about dr rawls "unlocking Lyme" book? Or have any opinions? I don't hear too much talk on this forum about him.

The Dude Abides
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   Posted 4/7/2018 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Using the Search feature, I found 10 pages of results for "unlocking lyme." Some of the posts include feedback from people who've read the book.

Girlie
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   Posted 4/7/2018 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
There have been quite a few members mentioning his book...but not lately.

Here's a thread on it:

/www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=3853960


My concern is about the co-infections. I even emailed them and they weren't very forthcoming with information...and were kind of abrupt in their replies.


(I think it was Bart - they didn't have herbs specifically to cover them...and maybe Babs as well)
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

The Dude Abides
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   Posted 4/7/2018 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Here's what Dr. Rawls has written on so-infections:

Situations where the addition of synthetic antibiotics may prove beneficial

* Ehrlichia, anaplasma, and rickettsia. These microbes have a higher potential to cause severe disease and less likelihood of chronic disease after treatment of the initial infection. When chronic disease does occur, it is generally characterized by long asymptomatic periods with the microbe hidden in isolated locations in the body (months, years) followed by relapse of acute symptoms (high fever, chills, headache, muscle ache, etc.). Relapses should be treated like an initial infection with doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for 30 days or until 3 days after symptoms subside.

* Chronic babesia infection. Babesia is characterized by relapsing high fever or positive test for babesia (see babesia blog). Sometimes triple antibiotic therapy is required to eradicate severe babesia infection. Current guidelines for babesia should be followed. Natural therapy for protozoan infections can accompany conventional therapy.

* Persistent severe Lyme symptoms refractory to natural therapy. If chronic infection has been present long term and a person’s immune status is severely depressed, pulsed antibiotic therapy may provide benefit (though this is quite controversial). Antibiotics should never be continued for more than 30 days at a time (or symptoms resolve) and a 30 day break should be taken between episodes of antibiotics to allow the system to recover. Rotating different antibiotics may decrease bacterial resistance. Whether to use multiple antibiotics simultaneously is unknown and may disrupt the microbiome even further.

Guidelines for antibiotic use

* Doxycycline covers for borrelia and coinfections except babesia. Other antibiotics can be added at the discretion of the healthcare provider.

* Whether a single antibiotic or combination antibiotics are used, therapy should only extend for 30 days or until symptoms resolve. Detrimental effects accumulate the longer antibiotics are used.

* A break of at least 30 days should be taken before repeating antibiotic therapy to allow the immune system and intestinal tract to recover.

* Probiotics including lactobacillus, bifidobacterium, and a friendly strain of yeast called Saccharomyces boulardii (inhibits C. diff.) should be taken daily (hours apart from antibiotics). Dosage: 20 – 50 billion cfu daily.

* Yeast overgrowth in the gut can be partially controlled by strictly limiting dietary sugar and starch. Ingredients in Advanced Biotic also have antifungal properties. If yeast overgrowth requires use of antifungals such as Diflucan, the drug should only be used long enough to control the problem. Long term use (6 weeks) creates drug-resistant yeast.

* Synthetic antibiotic therapy should always be accompanied by herbal therapy. Herbs support immune function and reduce inflammation. Herbs may reduce the time period required for antibiotics to work. Herbal therapy can be continued indefinitely.

* A gut-friendly diet should be followed while taking antibiotics; see Dr. Rawls’ Digestive Health Protocol.

* Clindamycin, an antibiotic commonly prescribed for Lyme disease coinfections, should never be used orally. Clindamycin is commonly associated with overgrowth of Clostridium difficile in the gut. Overgrowth of C. diff. causes severe bloody diarrhea often requiring hospitalization.

Source: /rawlsmd.com/health-articles/when-to-consider-antibiotic-therapy

bluelyme
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   Posted 4/7/2018 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
he sells his own buhner pills ...trouble is you cant pull 1 out if your body doesnt like....of course his abx guide is less than burrascano

Girlie
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   Posted 4/7/2018 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
bluelyme said...

of course his abx guide is less than burrascano



I'll say!!
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 4/7/2018 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
aphysicalwreck said...
Does anybody know about dr rawls "unlocking Lyme" book? Or have any opinions? I don't hear too much talk on this forum about him.


I have the book and found it very useful and encouraging. Dr. Rawls' book is light, easy reading and explains a lot in plain English the way we would describe it. He presents a wide range of treatment modalities and gives brief overviews about the pros and cons of each. He gives you the information and lets you decide what to do with it.

His book gives a lot of good, practical advice about many issues that affect those with Lyme and has a very positive, encouraging tone. I found it a great companion to Buhner's books on Healing Lyme and coinfections.

One of the members has posted several times letting us know of upcoming free webinars where people can send in questions.

Girlie
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   Posted 4/7/2018 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Dude.

So you haven't seen anything on what Rawls product covers the co's?

With the response I got when I asked...I'm assuming the focus is Lyme and not Bart/Babs.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

The Dude Abides
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   Posted 4/8/2018 12:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Girlie said...
Thanks Dude.

So you haven't seen anything on what Rawls product covers the co's?

With the response I got when I asked...I'm assuming the focus is Lyme and not Bart/Babs.


I just scanned the RawlsMD.com site again and he mentions conventional treatments like multiple antibiotics, as well as alternative treatments like HBOT, ozone, and herbs. But, for the herbs, he refers people to his book, as he notes there are many different herbs that can be helpful against coinfections.

/rawlsmd.com/health-articles/understanding-babesia
/rawlsmd.com/health-articles/understanding-bartonella
/rawlsmd.com/health-articles/mycoplasma-the-most-common-lyme-coinfection

He also recommends that, whenever antibiotics are used, herbs should be used in conjunction.

Girlie
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   Posted 4/8/2018 1:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Dude. As far as the products he's selling - I still didn't see anything ifor Bart and/or Babs treatment.
I guess maybe the "Restore" for Lyme - is also for Bart and Babs - although I don't see anything in particular for them.

(((Shrug)))


(Can you tell I'm not a fan? Lol)
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

The Dude Abides
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   Posted 4/8/2018 2:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I can tell you hate the guy. I have no issues with him or his products. If his information/products help people, then great. I think there's low potential for harm. The 'Restore Program' helped me, starting in my fourth month of following it. But, unfortunately, I stopped - and, relapsed. It was about a year later that I went back on them. The second time, I didn't have the same luck.

I know you're stuck on the co-infections. Did you read the links in my last post? He mentions antibiotics for co-infections, alternative therapies, and refers people to his book for herbs. Maybe not necessarily his herbs, but individual herbs people can get on their own.

During a phone consult I had with him, Dr. Rawls suggested Reishi and Cordyceps for me. I asked him where to get them and he said "Try Amazon.com." Another time, via e-mail, I think it was Oil of Oregano he suggested. He told me to look for it in a certain standardization. Again, I asked where to get it. Again, he pointed me to Amazon.com.

On his websites, Dr. Rawls can't say "My supplement 'X' cures infection 'Y.'" The FDA has strict regulations about what supplement manufacturers can claim - or, even infer - with regard to diseases. So, they seem to market the 'Restore Program' as being for general immune support. In that regard, it's not unlike Dr. Rau's or Dr. Jernigan's philosophy to restore optimum function to the body and let it deal with the infections.

Post Edited (The Dude Abides) : 4/8/2018 1:46:31 AM (GMT-6)


Girlie
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   Posted 4/8/2018 3:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes I did read what he wrote about abx for coinfections - and think he needs to stick to herbal advice. tongue

Said something like 2-4 weeks for Bart - I’d have to look at it again to be sure exactly what he said but definitely not long enough.
Same for Babesia.

Edit: 6-8 weeks to treat Babesia
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Post Edited (Girlie) : 4/8/2018 2:14:42 AM (GMT-6)


acarined
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   Posted 4/8/2018 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
He's a good starting point for newbies to learn the ropes, he covers the theory and treatment protocols pretty thoroughly and concisely. I take his 'advanced biotic,' composed of herbal extracts, for the convenience of not needing so many tinctures or powders (knotweed, andrographis, cat's claw, smilax, garlic, berberine) it's a good blend for immune support. For bart and babs I take tinctures.

Missouri
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   Posted 4/9/2018 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I read the book. I am not sure I agree with his take overall. He seems to agree with the IDSA that longer term antibiotic treatment causes more harm than benefit. I strongly disagree with his position because for me long term antibiotics worked so well for me.

The theme throughout the whole book seems to be herbs good, abx bad...

Overall, there is some good info in there; and reading the book encouraged me to add herbs to my treatment plan.

Girlie
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   Posted 4/9/2018 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Missouri said...
I read the book. I am not sure I agree with his take overall. He seems to agree with the IDSA that longer term antibiotic treatment causes more harm than benefit. I strongly disagree with his position because for me long term antibiotics worked so well for me.

The theme throughout the whole book seems to be herbs good, abx bad...

Overall, there is some good info in there; and reading the book encouraged me to add herbs to my treatment plan.


I can appreciate that his opinion about herbs vs abx but to write false information on treating with abx is my beef.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi
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