During the past six months, things here on the blog have been a bit dry. For those of you who have been asking questions about my treatments, I’d like to provide a list of what treatments I’ve been working with for last year and give an update on my progress since my Lyme diagnosis just over one year ago. First, I want to thank the guys over at Life Fitness Academy in Nashville for their persistence, prayers and encouragement as I’ve dealt with this frustrating disease over the past few years. I highly recommend their services for anyone looking to improve their health or wellness. They definitely know nutrition and they definitely know fitness. Even though I’m in Iowa, I’ve been able to consult with them remotely and learn so much about how my body works and why nutrition is so important when it comes to chronic disease. A nice side effect of using nutrition to treat the cause of my disease is that I’ve been able to stay off prednisone now for over a year and haven’t taken any prescription or over-the-counter painkillers for just as long. In fact, I’ve felt so much better just from eating healthier that I decided to go back to school this past winter and am now working to get a Masters of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University. That also explains the lack of posting over the last few months, as I’ve been saturated with study and research.
Overall, I’m not feeling 100%–nowhere near perfect actually. But I still believe I’m heading in the right direction. Most of my current symptoms involve entire body muscle soreness, stiff joints and the seemingly never-ending swollen knees. I attribute much of these symptoms to an overload of toxins throughout my tissues as increasing treatments seems to make these symptoms spike. I’ve mentioned this before, but the power of prayer has given me not only hope, but so many answers. After much prayer and much listening, I’ve seen doors open that I never thought I’d see. In fact I’m starting a new healing protocol with my wife this weekend–the Salt/C Plus Protocol. After reading through the book, I’ve never been so excited about salt. Plain old, unrefined sea salt. I feel the protocol is well researched, there is some pretty good anecdotal evidence included and it’s all based on a few natural healing treatments that have worked for thousands of years.
You read that correctly: My wife is also doing the Salt/C Plus Protocol. We had her tested six months ago with the new Borrelia blood culture test from Advanced Labs which sadly confirmed a positive diagnosis. The good news is she has had no symptoms. The bad news is it’s awfully hard to treat a disease that has no symptoms. Unfortunately, due to a miscommunication with the doctors and labs, we expected specific treatment options based on the specific Borrelia strain but later confirmed the lab does not provide that information. Since her diagnosis, she has been taking herbal tinctures of Samento, Enula and Banderol while eating a strict protocol diet without grains, dairy or beans/legumes. This is the same protocol diet I’ve been experimenting with over the past three months too. The only option to tell if treatments are working in her case is to re-test, and while the Borrelia culture is the best option for accuracy, $600 is quite expensive, especially if she has to test often.
During the past two months I’ve been experimenting with vitamin C alone, but without the salt combo (I’ve been eating only unrefined celtic sea salt with meals). I’ve also been using liposomal vitamin C and feel that I’ve been working too fast as it seems to cause some major herxing.
Over the past year, these are the treatments I’ve been using. I’d love to hear from anyone that has tried anything similar.
- Food Protocol–no sugar or refined sweeteners, no grains, no dairy (unless raw cultured), no beans/legumes, only grass-fed pastured meat once or twice weekly, bone broths, raw vegetables and fruits, nuts & seeds, fermented vegetables
- Liposomal Vitamin C
- Vitamin C Flushes–PERQUE buffered ascorbate
- Oxy-Powder and other forms of magnesium
- Fermented Cod Liver Oil/ Butter Oil–Green Pastures
- Systemic Enzymes–Garden of Life FYI Restore, Wobenzym
- Ionic Silver–ACS 200 Advanced Cellular Silver
- Lymphatic Massage
- Epsom Salt/Ginger/Garlic/Hydrogen Peroxide Baths
- Garlic Poultices
- OMM Treatments
- Vitamin D
- Shower Hydrotherapy
- Rebounding/Cycling/Isometric Exercise
- Copper Compression Sleeves
- Artemesia, Black Walnut Hull, Cloves
- Initial Very Limited Food Protocol–only raw vegetables and berry smoothies, bone broths