This past weekend, I attended a seminar entitled, "A Deep Look Beyond Lyme," which was hosted by the Klinghardt Academy for the Healing Arts. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, was the main presenter. He was joined by a variety of other medical professsionals, including Lyme-literate physician, Susan Marra, ND, and Steven Fry, MD, the founder of Fry Labs in Arizona.
Following are some brief highlights of this event. The statements are shared in no particular order. For more comprehensive information on the seminar, visit: www.klinghardtacademy.com, where DVDs of the presentations can be ordered.
Please note: The below information is taken from my personal notes, and there may be some minor mistakes in the content. That said, I have done my best to represent the information in the most accurate manner possible. Also, the information presented is not my personal opinion, but that of the presenters.
You may find these tidbits to be particularly valuable for gaining a larger understanding of the role that Lyme disease plays in chronic illness, as sometimes, Lyme disease and its co-infections are the major player in people's symptom picture, but not always.
So following are my favorite highlights of the conference. Read and enjoy!
*We are 90% microbes. The ratio of microbes to normal cells in the body is 10:1. So as a favorite doctor of mine likes to say, "We are literally walking compost heaps!" Conclusion? Getting rid of all the bugs is neither beneficial nor realistic.
*Our behavior can be determined by our bugs. If we have too many microbes, our thinking can end up being dominated by the microbes within us.
*Microbes live in our bodies in communities. They survive better that way. (Because it's easier to break a finger than a fist).- Dr. Klinghardt
*The sicker people are, the more sexual contact they are likely to have had in their lives (as a result of transferring microbes via sexual transmission).
*According to Dr. Klinghardt, most people's Lyme disease symptoms are not from Lyme. The primary role of Lyme disease is to suppress the immune system so that other bugs and factors can cause symptoms.
*Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity, electromagnetic pollution, mold, and post-traumatic stress disorder can be identical. This is because all of these factors work together synergystically to cause symptoms.
*It's not the toxins or bugs that make us sick, but rather, how they cause our biochemistry to become "stuck"
*A diagnosis of Lyme disease doesn't explain the severity of people's illnesses in the United States because most of the people who live in the black forest in Germany have Lyme disease and are relatively healthy!
*The "messy" syndrome (ie, having a chaotic, messy house) is a hallmark symptom of people with chronic illness involving Lyme!
*Night sweats caused by hormonal changes (not Babesia) can be effectively treated with Vitamin D-3
*Residue from anti-depressants and sedatives stick on receptors in the brain for life, unless the person does aggressive detoxification to remove it. People who have been on such medications tend to have a poorer response to Lyme disease treatments
*How sick people get depends not upon the bugs, but rather, the strength of the body's immune reaction. Therefore, immune modulation is important.
*Many homes in the United States are conducive to mold growth. Homes constructed of plastic and wood grow mold faster than brick homes.
*EMF pollution in the environment is doubling every year. Levels are currently 125 million times greater than they were just 15 years ago. EMF's damage our DNA.
*People with ALS will live much longer in an environment that has low levels of EMF's.
*Treatments that used to be very successful for chronic illness involving Lyme aren't working as well as they used to. These include:
-Bioidentical hormones (People don't respond as well to these)
-Conventional chiropractic treatments
*Treatments that are currently very effective for treating chronic illness involving Lyme disease include:
-dental amalgam removal
-antimicrobial treatments for Lyme and parasites
-gluten free diets
-mold and EMF mitigation
-balancing the bite
-neural and prolotherapy
*America is ten years ahead of Europe in its toxicity levels (time to move, perhaps?)
*Conventional antibiotics for Lyme disease treatment, when used by themselves, used to be extremely effective. Not anymore.
*Simple remedies used to work wonders for the chronically ill. Not anymore.
*Molds release biotoxins to defend themselves from electromagnetic frequencies. They produce more toxic toxins than mold that isn't exposed to EMF's. This means that the molds and yeasts that people are infected with put out more virulent toxins in the presence of EMF's. Wow!
*Most Lyme patients have aspergillus toxins
*With each passing year, mold toxins will become more and more dangerous, due to increasing levels of EMF's in the environment.
*Balancing the bite is very important, as an imbalanced bite throws off hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function.
*Ballroom dancing balances the autonomic nervous system!
*Bartonella, a Lyme coinfection, induces the breakdown of an enzyme that breaks down connective tissue (so that we become "comfortable" food for the bugs).
*Leukodynia (white nail spots) which are found in people with KPU (kryptopyrolurria) are caused by a combination of magnesium and zinc deficiencies
*Zinc is a core mineral of white blood cells, so if zinc is lacking in the body, white blood cells become less effective
*Many detoxification enzymes are zinc-dependent
*Lyme (borrelia) doesn't run from white blood cells, but rather, hijacks and takes them over, so that they won't make antibodies to infection
*Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is found in almost all people with chronic Lyme disease. Many neurological problems in Lye disease are due to this problem. Over 200 articles have been published on CCSVI over the past two years. It can be easily corrected, however. (See below for more info. on treatments)
*Neurological diseases are usually vascular diseases. Neuron degeneration is secondary to vascular disease, and results from blockages or constriction of the body's vascular system
*Iron build up in the basal ganglia of the brain is one of the basic problems found in Parkinson's disease
*Heavy metals from dental amalgams leak and affect the surrounding areas of the body: the thyroid, jaw, brain, etc.
*Treatment for CCSVI is as follows:
-Eradicate the infections in the body
-Downregulate the body's immune reaction
-Neural therapy for the neck veins
-Osteopathy to open blocked veins
-For more information on treatments, visit: www.ccsvi-center.de
*Eighty percent of the immune system is housed in the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). Auto-urine therapy (drinking one's own urine!) downregulates the immune system and positively affects the GALT.
*When patients' symptoms don't resolve, parasites and dental problems are often found to be the two most commonly overlooked areas
*Tooth grinding can be the result of a parasite problem, not TMJ
*Many neurological symptoms are caused by parasites, heavy metals and dental problems (Simon Yu, MD)
*Almost every cancer patient has parasites
*If you can get rid of the body's parasites, other infections often resolve on their own
*Mold, heavy metals and Lyme disease all share symptoms in common. By treating one, you may really be treating another
*The true cause behind people's symptoms is very clouded these days!
*When you reduce heavy metals in the body through chelation, spirochetes tend to come out, because heavy metals keep spirochetes in dormancy. In this way, heavy metals are a treatment of sorts for Lyme!
*All chronic fatigue patients have two things in common: First, viruses aren't their primary reason for fatigue. Rather, parasites and chronic sinus infections are more likely to be a primary cause. Eighty-six percent of people with CFS have parasites.
*Chronic, antibiotic-resistant staph, strep and mold infections in the sinuses produce mycotoxins which enter the hypothalamus and affect its function
*Treatment for these chronic sinus infections include:
-Rinsing the sinuses three times with a Neti pot concoction, comprised of 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp of zylitol. Zylitol bloats microbes.
-Re-setting the immune system in the mucous membranes with auto-urine therapy. When urine is sprayed in the nostrils, four times per day, for three weeks, autoimmune reactions in the nose are neutralized.
-Antimicrobial sprays can also be effective
*Chronic sinusitis is the most overlooked problem that most people have. Low back pain, migraines and fatigue can all be symptoms of sinusitis.
*Neural therapy and inserting a balloon of sorts up the nose (neural cranial restructuring) can reset the cranial bones so that proper air flow is restored to the sinuses and brain, and the rest of the spine aligns with the proprioception of the brain.
*Procaine and Vitamin B12 clear brain fog that results from inflammation
*A traumatic event at birth can cause KPU, in addition to microbes, childhood trauma, and genetic defects
*Inflammation in the jaw and having a limited range of motion in the neck can cause CCSVI
*A bad reaction to DMSA (which is given for removing heavy metals from the body) can be indicative of mold
*Mold and metals always go together
*High dose chlorella (20 tablets, 3-4 times per day, a half hour before bedtime) combined with high doses of fish oil (2 grams or 10 capsules per day), turns on the body's ability to remove mold, and turns on the cells' organelles for detoxification.
*Tapping on either side of the head, above the ears, several times per day, downregulates an overactive immune system
*If water gets into your car, chances are, mold will tend to grow!
*The most reliable lab test to indicate the presence of mold is the C4a. When C4a is elevated, suspect mold.
*Always treat parasites before other infections. They are the most hardy. Also, by treating organisms in order from large to small, you can often treat multiple organisms at once, because parasites and mold (which are larger than bacteria and viruses) tend to harbor these latter organisms.
*Heavy metals protect mold because white blood cells die in the presence of heavy metals.
*Microbes build biofilms, comprised of magnesium, calcium, and heavy metals. Complexing agents, such as chlorella, DMSA and other binders, will break down the heavy metal component of the biofilms, while EDTA will break down the calcium aspect.
*Thirty percent of all people have staph infections in their noses that block the hypothalamus' ability to produce 1/3 of its hormones
*In addition to the above-mentioned neti pot concoction, MarCon nasal spray gets rid of staph infections in the nose.
*Auto-urine therapy will reverse autoimmune processes in the body, including autoimmunity to hormones and neurotransmitters. Drink 1/2 cup of urine in the morning and in the afternoon. Don't use the first morning urine as it's full of toxins, and remember to put a drop of potassium iodide into the urine to preserve it. Do this treatment for three months to reverse autoimmune processes.
*Urine contains the breakdown products of bacteria and other stuff that the immune system has killed. When you reintroduce the broken cell wall products of bacteria, etc. to the body, an immune response is created against those organisms.
*Homeopathic mucosa is also good for treating infections in the nose. Use 10 drops, 3 times per day.
*Bugs use the body's hormones, which is one suspected reason why the body downregulates its hormonal production in chronic illness
*There are four important treatment steps to healing all chronic illnesses:
-Balancing the body's basic biochemistry (Ie, with natural remedies such as niacinamide and berberine for insulin resistance)
-Killing the microbes
-Downregulating the upregulated aspects of the immune system
-Detoxifying the body (especially from biofilms). Biotoxins can exist in the body for years, even after the bugs are gone, which is why it's important to get rid of them. Killing bugs alone isn't sufficient.
*Biofilm communities are complex. Within these communities, bugs communicate with one another. Chronic sinusitis is comprised of biofilms. They exist in other areas of the body, as well. ALS patients have profound biofilm communities
*Steven Fry, MD, believes that CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) can be a prelude to MS, Parkinson's, and other degenerative diseases if not treated
*Most people with Lyme have low serotonin. 5-HTP, theanine, and melatonin can help to increase levels.
*Steven Fry, MD, believes that babesia can probably be transmitted by mosquitoes (DEET anyone?)
*Hypercoagulation is a babesia symptom
*Vitamin D-3 is very important for proper immune function.
*People with chronic Lyme disease and mold don't often make enough anti-diuretic hormone, so they lose their water and tend to become dehydrated. The organs don't work well when the body is dehydrated. Replenishing the body with electrolytes can be helpful.
*Electromagnetic fields activate ROS (reactive oxygen species), which creates oxidative stress, hypercoagulation, and other problems in the body. EMF's are one of the biggest problems of our day. (So somebody please tell "them" to stop putting up more cell phone towers!)
*The body's process of gene transcription is very precise, but random genes get activated by EMF's (ie, cancer genes).
*For information on cell phone towers in your area, visit: www.antennasearch.com
*To protect against EMF's in the home, do all of the following:
-get a Faraday canopy, which filters out 95% of all high frequency EMFs
-switch off the circuit breakers in the house at night
-use an Earthing pad and Earthing bed sheets: www.earthinginstitute.net
-don't use wireless technology in the house
-get rid of your cordless phone, as it uses a pulsed frequency that locks the brain into a small frequency wave, which prohibits it from functioning well
*To help diagnose insulin resistance, check for elevated levels of total cholesterol and LDL triglycerides. Also order a glucose tolerance test from Meridian Valley.
*Treatment for insulin resistance: 1000 mg niacinamide, 500 mg berberine, along with a healthy diet. Biopure makes a tincture called Viressence which contains berberine
*Herpes infections tend to emerge under conditions of insulin resistance
*Vitamin B-3 may be a good antimicrobial remedy for Lyme disease
*Osteoarthritis is a symptom of insulin resistance
*Gut inflammation and damged villi in the intestines (from antibiotics and infections) causes cortisol levels to rise, which stresses the adrenal glands
*All of the body's enzymes function within a narrow pH range. The normal pH of urine is between 6.0-6.4. The normal pH of saliva is between 6.5-6.9. When pH saliva is lower than pH urine, the body may have kidney problems
*Resolving emotional trauma makes the body more pH-balanced
*Electrosmog shuts the kidneys down
*Kidney tests are inadequate for properly diagnosing kidney function
*A good kidney treatment remedy is filtered water with Matrix Minerals (from Biopure)
Bee venom is also a good kidney treatment remedy
*Having a too alkaline state in the body can be worse than having a too acidic body
When the body's pH is extremely alkaline, this indicates serious illness
*Ivermection is an excellent treatment for parasites. It is compounded by Key Pharmacy.
*Chlorella increases glutathione levels
*One restorative sleep remedy for people with Lyme includes: lithium orotate (80-120 mg), 5-HTP (100 mg), L-tryptophan (1500-3000 mg)
*Freeze dried garlic is good for treating biofilms
*Pulsed magnetic fields (ie; from Rife machines) break down biofilms
*Cistus is a tea that is also very effective for breaking down biofilms
*The culprit in most chronic disease isn’t Lyme, but a protozoal infection that we haven’t discovered yet
*Artemisinin is the most effective protozoal/malarial drug
*Metal bed frames attract EMFs, as do heavy metals!
*Hiring a building biologist and/or EMF specialist to check the home for EMF pollution and mold is a good idea. Over 50 percent of the homes in the United States have a mold problem
*Incandescent light bulbs will be illegal to purchase 1-2 years from now. Buy them now if you don’t want to use the new mercury-toxic and high-EMF-emitting fluorescent bulbs
*Studies on mothers of autistic children reveal that they slept in high EMF areas during their pregnancies. EMF’s are dangerous to the health of a developing fetus
*Autism is now found in 1 in 40 children. This is due, most likely, to environmental toxicity and vaccines
*X-rays cause leukemia
*We all have the energy of hundreds of telephone calls going through us all the time. This is damaging to the body
*EMF’s affect cell signaling, the development of neuronal networks, and other functions in the body. They destroy DNA.
*Gigahertz Solutions Model HFE 35C is a great device for measuring EMF’s in the environment
*You can judge the morality of a society by how much it protects its people
*The problem of EMF’s in a person’ environment must be addressed before they can be treated for toxins and microbes. The body’s detoxification functions work better in an environment free of EMF’s
*Electrosmog traps toxins in the body
*Liposomal nutrients are good to use because the fat in such nutrients prevents bugs in the gut from eating the nutrients
*Putting a faraday cage around the bed protects the body from EMF’s at night. These can be purchased at: www.BioToolsforWellness.com.
*Two reasons why antimicrobial treatments fail: mold and EMF’s in the patient’s environment
*Overall, treating patients for parasites tends to have more dramatic effects than treating them for Lyme and other bacterial infections (Dr. Klinghardt’s experience)
*Galactose is a sugar that provides ATP to the body without affecting blood sugar levels. It relieves neurological symptoms of disease and post-exertional malaise
*Klinghardt antimicrobial Lyme cocktail(Mix all of the following in a blender)
-D-galactose (to increase energy)
-30 drops 25% Propolis Tincture (antiviral, restores MSH (melanocyte-stimulating hormone)
-Quintessence (for Lyme, erhlichia and bartonella). 6-8 droppers full
-15-25 ml Rechts Regulat (enzyme mix to break up biofilm)
-Micro Silica 200 mg
-Turmeric powder 2000 mg (or 200 mg curcumin)
-Acai/pomegranate powder (antimicrobial, antioxidant) 1-2 heaping tsp
-1/2 glass grapefruit juice (important for artemisinin absorption)
-1/2 glass water
Optional-GSE 10 drops –grapefruit seed extract (anti-microbial, anti-biofilm)
-freeze dried garlic 4 capsules
-Energized Neem: 2 caps three times/day
-Drink this for 5 days on, 2 days off. 3 weeks on, 1 week off. Most products from Biopure (www.biopureus.com)
*Don’t give a person zinc on the KPU protocol if they have abnormal MMP-9 levels, otherwise they will feel poorly
*Klinghardt mold treatment: rizol gamma (from Biopure). Put 20 drops in a little water, then add more water. Add 2 drops of MMS (no citric acid). Stir and drink, 2-3 times per day. Restore bowel flora with pre- and probiotics. To stimulate the excretion of mold biotoxins, to bind and excrete them: take 30 tablets BioPure chlorella vulgaris, 30 minutes before meals and at bedtime (3-4 times per day), two days on, one day off. On day off, take MicroSilica: 100 mg, 2-3 times daily in orange juice or grape juice away from food. When neurological symptoms subside, ease up on the dosage of chlorella.
*MILA is a chia seed product that contains lots of minerals and fatty acids
*When doing the KPU protocol, patients should aim to take the highest tolerable dose that they can. Recommended doses can be reduced if necessary. The current KPU protocol aims for a happy medium between tolerance and effectiveness
*Autologous stem cell therapies (using one’s own stem cells) is very effective for the treatment of chronic disease (cancer, diabetes, Lyme, MS, Parkinson’s, etc.), and for promoting longevity
*Adult stem cells repair injured and diseased tissues
*Aging is simply a decline in stem cell function
*Many people who treat for Lyme disease only get about 60% better. Stem cells may be a good option for such people, although it’s best for them to do a thorough detoxification program first, or else they won’t get good results from the therapy
*Parasite cleanses are useful for everyone. The more you de-worm yourself, over a lifetime, the healthier you will be, whether you are symptomatic or not
*A very effective radiation detoxification strategy (ie, for treating toxicity due to radiation) includes taking a very hot bath (as hot as you can tolerate it) of sea salt and baking soda (mixing one pound of each into the bath), for 22-30 minutes, once per week
*Chlorella also binds a lot of radioactive toxins
*Cilantro is a primary detoxification agent used by scientists when they are exposed to radioactivity. Two drops, three times per day is the usual dosage for acute exposure
*One-half cup of Clorox in a bath also extracts radioactive metals through the skin
*DMPS, when taken once per week, protects against radiation toxicity. Iodine is also beneficial. Take seven drops of iodine daily for acute radiation exposure
*Methylcobalamin is food for the nervous system. It restores damaged neurons and has a detoxifying effect upon the body
*Alpha-lipoic acid aids in the detoxification of heavy metals, but is most effective for removing mold mycotoxins
*Klinghardt anti-parasite treatment-Biltricide (600 mg) twice daily for two days
-Ivermectin 12 mg –one tablet four times per day for fourteen days (take at the same time as Pyrantel Pamoate)
-Pyrantel pamoate, 1000 mg per day at bedtime for fourteen days. Fill at Key Pharmacy
-Albenza, 200 mg (after completing fourteen days on Ivermectin and Pyrantel). Two tablets twice per day for fourteen days
-Alinia 500 mg (after completing Albenza)- Two twice per day for fourteen days
Order of treatment: Biltricide-Ivermectin-Pyrantel-Albenza-Alinia