Lyme & the three shields: LINKS BETWEEN HEAVY METAL TOXICITY AND OTHER ORGANISMS

TOXICITY, A MODERN DAY EPIDEMIC

Lyme & the three shields: a co-dependant ecosystem

“It’s never JUST the ONE THING, when we have a chronic health condition”

LYME

There is a big link between heavy metal loading as a protective mechanism, as a shield, primarily within the biofilm world.

Lyme, is a complex organism, in the sense that it takes on different forms.  It morphs, bio-transforms, which makes it more elusive.  It’s slow replicating.  It can hide out for a while, and protect itself.

Lyme has all kinds of mechanisms, it;s got the spiral shaped form (spirochete).  That drills, burrowing into joints and tissues and organs, which is so often while conventional lab tests are checking the blood don’t find Lyme because the target organ of Lyme is not the blood.

Then there is Cyst form of Lyme.  Essentially when you take antibiotics the bacteria senses this and within twenty minutes the Lyme has turned into a round cyst form to protect itself.  This is about a thousand times stronger against antibiotics in a cyst form than when it’s active spirochete form.  Making it a hard beast to kill!!

And then there is the intra-cellular form, where it goes inside the cells, which is subsequently responsible for the auto-immune relationship between Lyme and our immune system.  As our body attacks the Lyme inside our cells other cells are also attacked because our immune system is not clear on its target.

And then there is a fourth form of Lyme, which is Biofilm. Biofilm is yet another protective mechanism.  It’s a shield so that when you’re taking herbs or when you’re taking antibiotic, it’s less likely that you’re going to be able to penetrate the Biofilm.

Essentially, if you put all the Lyme forms together into a colony, plus other pathogens and fungus, and then lay a blanket on top then you’ve got the Biofilm all wrapped up in one.

The link between Heavy Metals and Biofilm is the ingredients Biofilm is made up from: Magnesium, calcium, copper, iron, mercury and lead. Essentially unless the toxicity is dealt with it’s unlikely the Lyme will be dealt with also.

Where does testing for Lyme fit in?

It is well known that testing for Lyme via a regular panel can show false negatives Labs can run into issue that influence result.  The advice is to use as many TOOLS as possible. Energetic biofeedback machines are tools, kinesiology is a tool, looking at a client’s history is a tool.  It is when the Art each practitioner has developed through their tool matches up with lab result this then creates a stronger indicatory rather than just one thing.

Lyme should always be considered when complex health conditions are present. To include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyaligia, or autoimmune conditions such as RA, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus.

As previously mentioned, one of the reason Lyme is so elusive is due to using protective mechanism such as heavy metals as a shield.

The three shields: a co-dependant ecosystem

PARASITES  / HEAVY METAL / MOULD

1. PARASITES

Parasites is a modern day epidemic.  There is a 134 species of parasites.  And Lyme disease can live inside a parasite.  So if you have Lyme disease and you have parasite issues then you’re not going to get to that Lyme bacteria if it’s within the parasite.  First, go after the parasites.

We all have parasites to one degree or another, which can take more than a month to eliminate when taking the correct herbs Ascaris lumbricoides (a type of round worm) right down to pinworm.  There is usually a sequence with elimination of the larger ones first.  Parasites have and 2 week replication cycle, affected by the waxing and waning of the moon.  So you can see improvements but then there’s another wave, so rule of thumb is be consistent and persistent.

2. HEAVY METALS

Heavy metal toxicity is a modern day epidemic.  Mercury from tuna, fillings or vaccinations.  Lead and arsenic from rice harvested in China, lead from older water pipes. Cadmium from our soil too. Aluminium is off the charts too.

It’s a big issue, one which we are all encountering, since we share one earth, one atmosphere the fundamental truth is that we are all affected.

Riding the body from heavy metals helps to peel away the biofilm and release the pathogens which can be a very good thing – ultimately.  However, by the same token, the health of the individual is key as to whether they will become over-whelmend by this process and become sicker before their health improves.  Heavy metals should be the second detoxification after parasites.

3. MOULD

Mould will also act as a shield to Lyme.  Therefore if you are living in a mouldy house it doesn’t matter what treatment is used, the source of mould needs to be removed if you are going to get well.  The third and last protective mechanism is that needs to be addressed is mould.

Once we have addressed parasites, heavy metals and mould there are no great defence mechanisms for the Lyme to hide in, making it far easier to clean up by assisting the immune system to take care of Lyme.


DRAINAGE VERSES DETOX

When wishing to Detox it is vital to prepare the ground with Drainage support first.

When our Drainage systems are not working adequately the body can easily get thrown into over-whelm during a detox.  Especially when detoxifying parasites and heavy metals.

This or course depends on the genetic profile of the individual.  When individuals are pre-disposed genetically to oxidative stress and inflammation, then challenges attributed to detoxification will be increased.

Definition of Detox: pulling out of chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides, glyphosates, herbicides, radiation.

Definition of Drainage: pathways of detoxification not working adequately, and therefore leading to a backing up of toxic release from the system.

Example of Drainage issues that need to be addressed PRIOR to Heavy Metal Chelation and parasite cleansing:

Leaky Gut is a drainage issue. When constipated it’s the draining pathways clogged. Kidneys is a draining pathway.  Liver bile duct is one of the most important draining pathways in the whole mix. The lymphatic system are draining pathways. The glymphatic or the brain lymphatic system, the skin.  Keeping all these pathways clear and healthy during a detox will help to minimise symptoms. Making sure your prepare the body and then focus on drainage during the detox is key.

Parasites often clog up the liver bile duct area.  Certain parasites love the liver bile duct like strongyloides and flukes residing there and clogging it up.  Killing off parasites is a part of opening up the drainage pathways, hence why it is the first step in breaking down the three shields. Elimination of parasites is also fundamental step within a heavy metal detox regardless of whether Lyme is present. Both Heavy Metals and Mould spore can live inside parasites since parasites are hungry for both.

Liver: Optimising the liver and gall-bladder via bile excretion is paramount. All toxins leave via the bile duct. Draining off ammonia  can be a game-changer for some health conditions.  Which also relies upon the Liver/Bile-duct working properly.

A clogged Liver automatically slows down and clogs the lymphatic system, which affects the brain draining system, the glymphatic system.

Consider coffee enemas (see blog on enemas)

Castor oil packing

Liver / Gallbladder flushes

Milk thistle in with your coffee if your a coffee drinker

Dandelion root coffee

Chanca Piedra, herbal assistance

Carbon, charcoal or clay for the gut

 

 

What is Chronic Fatigue? Part 4: Possible causative factors of Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is understood in clinical terms to be a stress related condition under-pined by multiple stressors experienced by the nervous system on multiple levels.  Multiple causative triggers can combine to re-kindle (re-wire) the nervous system to an increased propensity to stress sensitivity.

Triggers can be experienced on the emotional, mental, physical, biological, electrical, spiritual levels.

Arising from the multiple entry points comes multiple causative factors of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Each possible causative factor need to be assessed and addressed if recovery can be expected.

 


Possible Causative Factors:

INFECTIONS:

Vagus nerve infection, Immune dysfunction, viral infections and co-infections. Other infections; Teeth, and undetected bacterial infections in the teeth.  Undiagnosed Strep going on for years from having the tonsils removed.

Viruses that may underpin CFS:

Epstein Bar / HHV6 / Enterovirus / Cytomegalo virus / Parovirus B19 / Retroviruses

Co-infections that may underpin CFS:

Mycoplasma / Chlamydia / Chronic Borrelia / Bucella / Rickettsia / Babesia


EMOTIONAL & MENTAL

Psycho-Emotional causes of stress stemming from childhood trauma or ongoing abuse from a parent or spouse. Unfortunately the body does not differentiate between physical and psychological stressors.  They simply all have the same impact. Therefore emotional stressors can also have a physical outcome, exemplified by studies where trauma has been linked with resulting Leaky-Gut or IBS.


BIOLOGICAL:  

Increased cellular stress in the form of heavy metal toxicity.  Poor detoxification functions in the liver.  Poor mitochondrial function.  Poor gut function and resulting pathogenic bacteria in the gut, gut dysbiosis due to severe food intolerances.


ELECTRICAL:

home WIFI, electrical sensitivity, mobile phones, laptops etc…

SPIRITUAL:

Discordance with self, no place in this world, self identity lacks purpose.


Optimising systems is paramount to recovery.  Strengthen the millieu interior and we stand a far greater chance of de-activating viruses and recovery.

What is Chronic Fatigue? Part 2: Multiple systems under-functioning

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a notoriously tricky illness to pin-down.  Since CFS related health-issues tend to be serious to the degree that it can be life altering, but they are usually not so serious that they become a classified disease like heart disease.  This is not only confusing to the sufferer, but immensely frustrating too since many of the symptoms are not taken seriously by mainstream medicine.

1.  The first condition to be common among CFS sufferers is Adrenal Fatigue.

Unrecognised by most General Practitioners, Adrenal Fatigue affects our energy performance.  It influences how we regulate energy via our adrenal glands, but it is not Addison’s Disease – which is a recognised disease. Adrenal Fatigue is a serious life altering condition – but it is not adrenal failure.

So what tends to happen is the adrenal glands are tested with a blood test.  But because a blood test is not a sensitive enough test to pick up on adrenal dysregyulation, results come back suggesting they are functioning normally.

This presents false understanding and confusion when the sufferer is experiencing low energy due to sub-optimal adrenal function, but the tests being used are not sensitive enough to pick up on the true performance.

A four-point saliva test should be provided, obtainable by private labs through the UK and over-seas.  The four-point saliva test picks up on steroid hormone excretions throughout the day, tracking adaptogenic responses.  And therefore provides clear understanding of how the adrenal glands are ‘responding’ and adapting to daily stressors.


2.  The second condition is Left Ventricular Disease.

Studies release that a shocking 35% of us is said to have this condition, however the CFS / ME sufferer will experience the downstream effects of this condition as a chronic and debilitating element of the whole CFS picture.

They may be aware that their heart feels unstable, but unable to identify this through medical means since it is not classic heart disease and easily missed.


3.  The third piece to the Chronic Fatigue conundrum is the role of gut Dysbiosis.

Often present in those with Chronic Fatigue.  Gut Dysbiosis fits in to the picture of both Adrenal Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome due to the role the adrenal glands play in providing an anti-inflammatory cortico-steroid (cortisol) to the body to buffer inflammation in the gut.

Causative factors for inflammation in the gut: 

Food Intolerances / Virus / Toxins such as methyl-mercury / Stress

Gut Dysbiosis has a number of potential causative factors with stress, food intolerances as well as toxins such as methyl mercury trumping possible causes for. Gut Dysbiosis is chronic low grade inflammation, however it is not inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and therefore unrecognised by medical communities once again.


4.  The fourth mechanical issue to arise within CFS, and ties in with performance of the heart, liver and adrenal glands is Mitochondrial dysfunction.

This is not an inborn error of the mitochondria, however it is an inherited epigenetic malfunction.  What that means is that due to the environment the mitochondria has been presented within, functionality of mitochondria is reduced.  The trouble is, when there is poor mitochondrial function, then everything else in the body is affected.  But in particular the function of the heart and liver since this is where mot mitochondria resides.

Nutrients which positively support Mitochondria Function / Krebs Cycle:

D-Ribose / L-Carnitine / B3 (NAD) / Co-enzyme A / Co-enzyme Q10

What causes mitochondrial breakdown:

Crisps, rancid fats, hydrogenated oils, poor nutrient profile, toxic metals blocking biochemical pathways and oxidative stress.


5.  The fifth area of health which has more studies relating to CFS then any other area, is Nitric Oxide and Oxidative Stress.

Within the central nervous system and under normal conditions, Nitric Oxide (NO) is an important physiological signaling molecule, however when produced in large excess Nitric Oxide also displays neurotoxicity and is a risk to heart health.

Nitric Oxide has been found to be excessively high in Chronic Fatigue Sufferers and is seen in conjunction with risk factors for cardiovascular disease.


6.  The sixth element of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is the observable Inflammation.

Inflammation is present but it is not a classifiable Auto-immune Disease.


7.  The seventh component to this complex condition is the presence of low grade infections.

Infections and co-infections are often present in CFS sufferers:

Ususal infections:

Epstein Bar / HHV6 / Enteroviruses / Cytomegalo viruses / Parovirus B19 / Retrovirus

Co-infections:

Mycoplasma / Chlamydia / Chronic Borrelia / Bucella / Rickettsia / Babesia 

Altogether we can view this complex condition as a disease of compromised milieu. Triggered by increased cellular stresses such as toxic heavy metals, infections and emotional stressors.

Strengthening the milieu / biological terrain interior will help to de-activate the viruses present.


8.  Finally the eighth piece in this Chronic Fatigue quandary, is emotional status of the CFS sufferer.

It is interesting to note that Chronic Fatigue patients tend to fall in three main personality categories known as energy depleting psychology types.

The Acheiver Perfectionis Type

Anxiety Type

The Helper Type

There can also be a genetic or epigenetic predisposition element to our stress responses to emotional trauma. Meaning that this can be either genetically inherited or genetically learned behaviour.  And then the condition / illness itself perpetuates further trauma in the sufferer as there is constant fear of becoming ill.  Other behaviours feed in to this cycle such as avoidance of certain foods and situations that they believe will make their condition worse.

Each category will be expanded upon within subsequent posts in the coming weeks.