Stephen Buhner Healing Lyme 2nd Edition - Important Notes

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   Posted 5/1/2018 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I finished reading this book and I was very impressed with the content. I made a list of items that stuck with me so I would like to share. There's tons more in the book but here are some of the ideas that I thought were important (some is paraphrased, some is quoted). I'm also working on protocol notes.

- The longer Lyme or coinfection is untreated, the greater chance that it will not respond to antibiotic therapy.

- The protocol is designed to be used with antibiotics if you chose to do so.

- Lyme spirochetes change into encysted form when they are attacked within one minute and can emerge when conditions improve. Encysted forms can last for up to 10 months.

- Antibiotics can be 70% to 95% successful but have a 35% relapse rate. Lyme spirochetes are still found after very potent antibiotic regimens. Studies find that antibiotics do not eradicate Lyme.

- The subtle bacterial manipulations that occur in the brain and central nervous system are rarely amenable to pharmaceuticals.

- Healing is possible in Lyme disease, we have seen it over and over again even in the most intractable cases. There is hope, don’t give up.

- Lyme bacteria have an affinity for collagenous tissues and get most of their nutrients from them. The majority of food they feed is on those tissues and wherever they feed on those tissues is where symptoms occur (skin, heart, nervous system, brain).

- If you protect the collagen structures of the body, the symptoms begin to disappear.

- Bull’s eye rash only present in 30% of infections.

- Some people have no early symptoms.

- Spirochete numbers may be so low that they do not show up on the most sensitive tests. Additionally, when the bacteria encyst they are even more difficult to find.

- Antibiotics can cause spirochete levels to drop by a factor of a 1,000 and testing someone after they began antibiotics will skew the results. Therefore, the tests are simply used as a backup for individual diagnosis.

- Herxheimer reactions do not occur in all people with Lyme during treatment, rather only 15%. Many people with Lyme believe treatment protocols are not working if they do not herx and this is inaccurate.

- There is no one thing that always has to happen first, be treated for, or that you must always do or never do in order to get well.

- If you have been ill for a long time, it will take about a year to rebuild.

- Regarding antibacterial herbs, there are virtually no research on them and we were never able to rely on antibacterials as the fundamental approach to healing Lyme; we had to find another way to health. Nevertheless, we have seen symptoms disappear and health return without the use of any antibacterial substances.

- For any herbal antibiotic to work for any system bacterial disease, it would have to spread comprehensively throughout the body. One of the reasons polygonum cuspidatum root (Japanese knotweed) is so effective is that it is so systemic. It crosses the blood brain barrier as well as the GI tract barrier. This is why cryptolepis is good for treating MRSA and babesiosis, it spreads everywhere.

- We’ve used the protocol for over a decade in the treatment of borrelial infections; it works very well, even for people who are experiencing severe neuroborreliosis.

- For severe Lyme symptoms, it usually takes 8 – 12 months to completely correct the condition. However, people begin feeling better within a month sometimes less, sometimes a bit longer.

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   Posted 5/1/2018 6:05 AM (GMT -6)   
This is a wonderful summary. Thanks for sharing.
Bulls eye rash August 2013
Started treating with Buhner herbs July 2017
Treating Borellia, Babesia and Bartonella as of November 2017

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   Posted 5/1/2018 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you!
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