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Dr. Meaghan welcomes Julie Roberts to the program. She has extensive knowledge with Lyme Disease as well as having the disease herself. She discusses the importance of selecting a good path and following the recommendations of people who have beat or controlled this debilitating disease.
Some great resources that Julie shared with us:
Check out her website @ http://www.originalrx.org
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Julie has shared her notes with us:
CHRONIC LYME TOOLS
NOTE: THE FOLLOWING PROTOCOL IS RECOMMENDED BY MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND IS NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE MEDICAL ADVICE. THE TOOLS THAT I USED WERE VERY HELPFUL FOR ME TO ASSIST MY BODY IN IT’S NATURAL HEALING CAPACITY. I DO NOT CLAIM THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL TOOL CAN CURE OR HEAL.
Priority of Care
1) RIFE technology (frequency therapy)
4) Genetic Saliva Testing 23&me
5) NutrEval Comprehensive Test
6) Supplements to Avoid
7) Supplements to Take
9) Lymph Drainage
10) Spiritual / Emotional Care
Rife technology uses frequency to target specific bacteria. This technology was used in the 1930’s for cancer treatment by Dr Royale Rife. There are many reason you have probably not heard of this technology and if you are interested I encourage you to read about it Dr Royale Rife’s life. An expansive study was a done to determine what frequency would disable each bacteria or organism. Now we have the benefit of this study being put to use through an elaborate computer program developed by True Rife. One way to think about this in a simple form is how a microwave uses frequency to destroy water. Ella Fitzgerald knew how to hit the right pitch and frequency to shatter glass. The software program I use contains over 900 potential uses programs that can be run from one minute to fully automated overnight programs. My protocol called for the use of an overnight bulb connected to a frequency generator. Throughout the night the program would expose me to the Lyme and co-infection frequencies. This is completely painless.
I am of the belief that these infections require aggressive action to the point of causing a mild herxheimer reaction and not beyond that. Many Lyme treatments encourage pushing through strong herx reactions but I believe at that point we are stressing the body beyond it’s detox capacity. The Rife machine is ideally used on a daily basis, preferably on overnight programs. Each individual will tolerate a different level of use. There are many different Rife machines available and they are not created equal. It’s my opinion that the only suitable Rife machine available today is the TrueRife out of Kalamazoo, MI. http://www.truerife.com
The required products are the F-117 Super Pulse, the HAMMER OVERNIGHT bulb and the ENERGY GROUND / SIGNAL ACCELERATOR SHEET. The total for these 3 items is $3294. Along with this, you would also need a PC (with Windows 8) or a Mac laptop that is dedicated to run the program. Over 900 programs are available for other health issues so it’s truly an investment in household health. I am a trained and certified TrueRife practitioner so I can get people set up and operating with their equipment at no cost to the customer. If you are requesting free training be sure to request it from Julie Roberts upon ordering. The F-117 uses a true precision frequency generator as opposed to sound cards that other models use. The TrueRife uses sufficient bandwidth with square waves and duty cycle control. TrueRife continues to update their programs and frequency which is upgradable to the user by the touch of a button. Updates are free of charge and I find the customer service to be excellent.
It is my opinion that antibiotics are the least preferred method to kill off Lyme primarily due to the fact that it encourages the Lyme to go dormant and protect itself with biofilm. Antibiotics cannot penetrate biofilm nor can they get past the blood brain barrier in most cases. In theory, the Rife can penetrate through the biofilm. Many patients who use antibiotics report improvement of their symptoms which is a result of the Lyme going dormant. However, in most cases it’s just a matter of time before the symptoms reappear and the bacteria multiplies. This does not mention the harsh side effects of antibiotics to the body including causing a very acidic terrain and other long-term side effects.
Many people use herbal antibiotics, and I agree their may be some use of these as a supplementary protocol. I do not believe it can have strength to fight such difficult infections involved in late stage chronic Lyme. Herbals can also cause confusing side effects if you do not have knowledge of their interactions or do not take into consideration their autoimmune effect. Doxycycline is still the standard and acceptable treatment if Lyme is caught in the acute phase. Unfortunately, this window of opportunity is small and cannot be determined. Often this limited time frame is prior to a positive blood test. Note that the Rife Machine is not FDA approved and it is not legal to suggest the Rife can heal lyme or “cure” any disease. Use of the Rife is considered experimental. Do your homework.
For more information contact Julie: 651-236-0108 or [email protected]
I have found water to be a significant factor in my well-being. For me personally I found ionic charged ph 9.5 water to be the gold standard. This water cannot be bottled and stored and it must be ionized through a Kangen Water machine. Directly from the machine, this water is -500 mv which makes it an electron donor and an antioxidant. The 9.5 PH helps to alkalize the body. Alkalinity is an issue with all disease. If we can manage alkalinity our bodies can heal themselves as they were designed to do. It’s important NOT to drink alkaline water (or any water for that matter) with your meals. Water dilutes the enzymes and acids needed to digest your food. Preferably separate water from food by an hour. Those with leaky gut or trouble with digestion should consider supplementing with enzymes and / or HCl at meal time. Your goal should be to take half your body weight divided by 2 and drink that number of ounces of water daily. For example, if you are 120 lbs you should drink 60 oz of water daily. It’s best to start the day with 20-40 ounces on an empty stomach before eating your first meal to flush your system. You will find alkaline water being promoted widely now in supermarkets and gas stations. These are alkaline waters, but most of them are made alkaline chemically. Some brands will claim they are “ionic”, however the negative millivolts cannot survive a mass production process. The ions begin to lose their negative charge after 15 minutes and will be completely gone within a few days. The charge of the water is easily measure with an ORP meter. Alkaline water is “good” but the true potential is found in the antioxidant effect. The negative charge is active hydrogen that acts as a scavenger for free radicals.
A Kangen water machine is not cheap simply for the fact that they are VALUABLE. Some people say they cannot afford a Kangen water machine… I would argue you can’t afford not to have one. The cost of “healthcare”, diagnostics, medicines and supplements is through the roof. This is not to mention loss of ability to work effectively. If we were to add the medical costs and calculate the items we should swap out, we will come out way ahead purchasing Kangen water machine.
Calculate the average cost of beverages.
Coffee @ $2 x 30 = $60 monthly Soda pop $1.50 x 60 = $90 monthly
Bottled water $1 x 60 = $60
Alcohol $7 x 8 = $56 monthly
Total $266 monthly per person
If you have 2 adults saving the above average you are now saving $532 monthly! If you have children the cost multiplies! Within 8-9 months you will pay off your Kangen water machine just by swapping out your liquids. The bottom line is you cannot put a cost on your health. More information on Kangen water at www.originalrx.yourbodyiswater.info
Diet is absolutely critical. This is where I need to get the biggest commitment from my clients or they will struggle to win the battle against Lyme. GLUTEN FREE – Even for those who not allergic to gluten, it seems to cause an issue with Lyme patients. Some theories also suggest it’s the “enhanced” nature of most gluten products which is giving them folic acid which can block the folate receptors. (note the discussion below regarding Chronic Lyme have MTHFR mutations) GMO-FREE – This is important for everyone, but in particular we need to minimize all toxins to assist in the bodies ability to detox. When possible avoid ALL processed foods, and eat a fully organic whole foods diet. SUGAR-FREE- All sugar should be eliminated to help reduce the bodies acidity and to strengthen the immune system. Alcohol is mostly sugar and must be eliminated also because it causes the blood brain barrier to open.
SULFUR– Some individuals with CBS genetic issues may need to temporarily reduce intake of sulfuric foods.
DAIRY– Dairy should be eliminated or minimized. In particular avoid all processed dairy.
SOY is NOT a good substitute for dairy, as it is not easily digested and may cause other health issues. Organic Almond or Coconut milk is preferred.
GAPS– Many individuals will benefit from the GAPS diet which is helpful for leaky gut issues that commonly accompany lyme disease. This is not a suitable diet for a vegetarian but should be the preferred diet to try for others. Vegetarians must carefully be sure they are getting adequate protein. It’s important to choose protein powders carefully to avoid heavy metals and MSG that is created during the processing of the protein. Do your research.
CAFFEINE– Avoid all caffeine as it is taxing on your adrenals and can slow down your ability to heal.
FATS– Avoid all hydrogenated oils. Avoid Canola. Use coconut oil liberally for brain repair and eat plenty of avocado and good fats.
RAW FOODS: Raw foods provide enzymes that are essential to digestion, all processes of the body and life itself. Cook food is void of enzymes. It’s important to increase the percentage of raw foods in your diet. Juicing is an easy way to accomplish this. Note: some individuals that are weak may struggle with raw greens and juicing do to issues with oxalates. When eating cooked foods I recommend using a quality enzyme. It’s important to get proper diet guidance and then create a healthy diet that is right for you personally. Sensitivity and allergy testing is also a good idea. Genetic Saliva Testing 23&me It’s been noted that a vast majority of those with Chronic Lyme also has genetic predispositions to methylation mutations. Our gene expression is controlled primarily by diet and lifestyle, however, it appears that infections such as Lyme can trigger the expression. The important issues to address are methylation (MTHFR, MTR, MTRR) for detoxification and to address sulfur issues if CBS is an issue. Until the results come back it’s safe to assume there could be issues. Have client’s avoid all folic acid and instead take L-5 MTHFR. It’s also wise to assume they may need methylated B12 or possibly Hydroxy B12. The client can purchase the kit online for $199 at www.23&me.com Many resources exist to understand the required supplementation including:
http://www.heartfixer.com/AMRI-Nutrigenomics.htm detailed information
http://geneticgenie.org (provides free information with suggested donation)
www.healthcoach7.com Free basic report and individual counseling available.
Contact me if you would like further help in understanding your results. [email protected] or call Julie at 651-236-0108
NutrEval Comprehensive Test
I recommend NutrEval blood and urine testing by Genova. This included information on supplementation needs with specific does as well as antioxidants. It also includes the Krebs Cycle at a glance, Metabolic Analysis Markers, Amino Acids and Essential and Metabolic Fatty Acids Markers. I found this to be valuable in addressing each individual’s unique needs. Contact me if you need help finding a practitioner to order this test for you.
Supplements to Avoid
It’s important not to overdue the use of supplements initially. When you do add supplements, use caution and test one at a time for a period of weeks. Be sure to research the quality of all supplements and herbals as many contain heavy metals and other contaminants. Many supplements contain fillers and the gelatin caps often contain MSG.
TH1: It’s been noted that most individuals with Chronic Lyme that are exhibiting an autoimmune response have shifted into TH1 dominance. In this case many common immune supplements will actually help strengthen the bodies attack against itself. In this case you must avoid all TH1 stimulants while you are in the autoimmune mode. Test this by avoiding the following and note the response.
AVOID: Astragalus, Licorice Root, Chlorella, Grape Seed Extract, Relishi, Echinacea, Beta-Glucan, Lemon Balm (Melissa), Vitamin C. Also avoid supplements that are contrary to the individual’s genetic mutations. Supplements to Take If the individual is in an autoimmune mode determined to be Th1 dominant, you may try the following TH2 stimulants to bring balance:
TAKE: Reservatol, Curcumin (Turmeric), Quercetin, Green Tea, Lycopene, Pine Bark, White Willow Bark Again I recommend only adding one at a time to test reactions. Also, consider rotating through different supplements one at a time.
DETOX: It may be helpful to take Gama Detox – FX or Medi-Clay-FX (Premier Research Labs). These will help pull toxins out of the gut. This should be taken on an empty stomach in a glass of water first thing in the morning. Wait another hour before eating or taking supplements. Take minerals later in the day so they aren’t pulled out. I empty the medi-clay capsule into a glass and drink quickly before it settles. Use caution when using these detox supplements that you are adding adequate minerals later.
PROBIOTIC: This is extremely important especially for those who develop gut issues. Probiotics are best taken on an empty stomach preferably in the morning. I take this an hour following my detox clay and prior to breakfast. I recommend VSL 450 billion which can be ordered over the counter or VSL double strength that can be obtained by subscription. Ask your Dr.
VITAMINS AND MINERALS: Use genetic information and NutrVal to determine appropriate supplements. Every Lyme patient needs plenty of magnesium. I recommend taking this at bedtime to help with sleep.
MAGNESIUM: I recommend both Magnesium Malate-Chelate (Designs for health) and Neuro-Mag L-Threonate (Life Extensions). Magnesium is very important for muscle aches and cramps as well as insomnia. If necessary take until bowels are loose, then back off as needed. Transdermal magnesium oil is also an option.
MINERALS: I recommend Complete Mineral Complex (Designs for health). I also recommend Fulvic Liquid Minerals ( www.motherearthlabs.com ) as well as Cell Food which can be purchased on Amazon.com.
OMEGA-3’S: Omega 3’s are important for heart, brain and immune function. Chose your supplements carefully to be balanced EPA and DHA.
IODINE: Check NutrVal for iodine levels. If there is hypothyroid issues this would be suspect. Do not add iodine if you have been diagnosed with Hashimoto. I recommend Iodoral by Optimox.
VIT D: Vit D is an immune system stabilizer and important for everyone. The sun is the best way to get our D. Get outside during safe hours without sunscreen.
PEMF – Pulsed Electro Magnetic Frequency To assist in pain, circulation and to help with inflammation, I found the iMRS to be a great tool. Contact me if you are interesting in learning more. [email protected] Lymph Drainage
EXERCISE: Many individuals with lyme will have minimal energy or ability to exercise. It’s of utmost importance that they keep moving to their ability each day. If walking is labored, it’s still important to take as many steps as tolerable throughout the day to avoid muscle atrophy. Even if it’s walking across the room, it must be a priority. Another great tool is a trampoline that will assist in moving the lymph fluid. Even if the client can only bounce minimally there will be benefits. They should try to bounce throughout the day starting at 2 minutes and increasing. Two more great tools are full body vibration platforms and chi machines which can be purchased on Amazon.com. The bottom line is that you must keep your body and lymph system moving or symptoms will increase.
INFRARED SAUNA – This is a very helpful tool for detox. The heat is also helpful against Lyme bacteria as they are intolerant to heat. Use caution to start slowly as this is very powerful and may result in significant herxheimer reactions. As stated before we do not want to push into a healing crisis as this is an indicator your body is pushed past its ability to detox.
DETOX BATH – Many people benefit from hot Epsom salt baths. Again, this can cause a herxheimer reaction so use with caution. You may want to start with a foot soak Spiritual / Emotional Care Lyme can be particularly difficult on one’s emotions as it tends to take over your life as you try to seek healing. Since traditional medicine cannot provide proper testing or solutions for lyme disease, many patients have been told they are imagining their symptoms and led to believe there is something mentally wrong with them. It’s important to address bitterness due to the public ignorance surrounding lyme. Lyme can affect all of our intimate relationships and our ability to work. It’s important to have positive support to help you deal with this aspect of the disease. Our emotional and spiritual life greatly affects our physical health and ability to heal, so it’s important to seek spiritual and emotional counsel. It’s important to face the need to surrender to the healing process. This cannot be ignored.
SCENAR Micro-current biofeedback: This is very useful for pain and inflammation management. Following a Russian technique I can teach you ways to manage pain without pharmaceuticals.
HEAVY METAL CHELATION: Heavy metal toxicity is common amongst those with Lyme. Often this is due to a genetic predisposition. Don’t confuse symptoms of heavy metal for lyme bacteria. Often the symptoms are the same. Chelating heavy metals must be done with extreme care and under the direction of a trained professional. It is an important part of the healing process. The NutrVal will give some indication of the heavy metal load but it may be much higher since this level is unprovoked and indicates the level in the blood serum only. Contact me if you need to be connected with a qualified medical Dr to assist you with this process.
ION CLEANSE: I found the ion cleanse foot baths to be helpful with detox. I primarily use it once per month but at times I used it weekly. It’s important to take minerals after using the ion cleanse because it will also strip the body of beneficial minerals. Salt Tablets http://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000GCN130/ref=redir_mdp_mobile? ref_=cm_sw_em_r_awdo_4hx6tb17MJQC6_im Lipo C http://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BBF9Z40/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1407808115&sr=8-1