By the way I found dacarte3’s comments on how he cycles his herbs at the end of your cordyceps post most interesting. Depending on where you are in treatment I think exploring minimal protocols or cycling things in and out is an interesting discussion.
I’ve been going over Buhner’s books repeatedly times looking for a more compact protocol for a bit now based on which herbs seem to have the strongest effect for me, testing higher doses in these, cycling out some I feel I may have been on too long, and focusing on core ones (for me) like the bakail skullcap and red sage.
Interested to hear other comments.
I've read all of Buhner's books including his herbal anti-bacterial book (which isn't any one specific infection(s) book).
It was reading this book specifically, that made me realize that if you understand the herbs front and back, what they do and how they do it then you can use Buhner foundational ground work but then create your own "custom" protocols.
Step 1: pick 2 to 3 herbs that are potent antibacterials. Be diverse and choose one that's borrelia, one that is Bart one that is Babs (the 3 Bs).
Step 2: pick 2 to 3 anti-inflammatory/cytokine reducing herbs. Be diverse and choose the ones down regulate an array of negative cascades. One may greatly reducing ABC and the other XYZ. And up regulate an array of positive cascades. These are all listed in his book and you can take those cascades and googling them to understand what they are and what they do.
Step 3: pick 2 to 3 immune boosters
Step 4: pick 2 to 3 organ protectors (kidneys, liver, heart, CNS, circulatory system/blood cells, cellular protection).
Many of these herbs have functions that cross different steps. But even if you do 2 of each or 3 of each, it's 8-12 herbs versus 25 to 30 herbs.
Take all 8-12 or if you can't handle that many (like me) do 5-6 herb rotations and keep the rotations tight if you are going to rotate. Don't take several weeks off anyone protocol.
Lyme (Igenex) - Positive IFA and WB bands 23, 31, 41
Mycoplasma (Labcorp) - Score: 595
ABX Treatment: 03/2016-04/2016; 7/2017-9/2017
Buhner Protocol for Borrelia, Babesia, Bartonella and Mycoplasma (treating everything to be on the safe side): May 2016 - Dec. 2016; 8/2017 - Present