Leaky Gut, Oxalates and more supplement information.

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. I am posting this for educational and informational purposes.

Avoid GMOs they cause leaky gut and gut dysbiosis. If you do not know about them read my post on them. They and the chemicals used on them cause oxalates which I mention later in this article. They kill our good gut microbes. This is a list of gut microbiota and what conditions they help with.

Probiotic Guide.

Do not get discouraged your gut can heal but it may take time.

https://www.prevention.com/health/a20469183/leaky-gut-syndrome/

If we do not correct it , it can lead to many health problems.

http://www.beyondmthfr.com/category/home-slider/

Leaky gut can lead to food allergies and chronic illness.

https://draxe.com/leaky-gut-test/

If you have been damaged by GMOs or antibiotics and have gut dysbiois and it feels like you have a brick in your gut after you eat, you may not be producing enough intrinsic factor which is needed in order for your body to absorb vitamin B12.  A deficiency in B12 causes many serious health problems. These are some things that may increase intrinsic factor.

http://www.sophiahi.com/how-to-increase-your-digestive-fire-by-jeannie-oliver-chc-cpt/

We need to avoid Omega 6 oils. Most of that comes from corn oil,soy bean oil, vegetable oil, and lard. Most of those are from GMOs also. They will cause inflammation in the body if we get too much.

Probiotics are one of the keys to healing the gut. They should be geared to what health issues we are dealing with.

http://www.myleakygutsyndrome.com/probiotics-for-leaky-gut-how-probiotics-can-heal-your-leaky-gut/

NSAIDs can damage the gut if taken for too long which can lead to many forms of chronic illness.

https://jeffreydachmd.com/2014/06/nsaids-small-bowel-leaky-gut/

Healing Leaky Gut

It is very important to

If you have Lyme there is very little knowledge in the medical community to assist with healing and fighting the disease it and other infections can raise zonulin levels causing leaky gut.. There are a few elite doctors who cared enough to do their own research. This is not medical advice. I am posting this to enable people to find the things they need to research to aid in their own healing. Always let your doctor know if you have any diet changes or you take any supplements. Always listen to your body, because it will tell you what is good for it and what is not. When you make any diet changes, whether it is supplements or food, only make one or two changes at a time so that if you have a reaction you will be able to identify what the cause of the problem is.

When you have leaky gut food particles can get into your blood stream which will raise your histamine levels. Signs of raised histamine levels are burning skin , headaches, confusion, fatigue, muscle spasms, blocked urinary track. The list goes on and on so it is very important to get the gut healed or you cannot fight infection or heal.

Healing the Gut

If you have any digestive problems you must take care of those first. Everything is tied to the digestive tract, even the brain. Problems with digestion can lead to a domino effect leading to trouble with hormones, bladder, liver the cardiovascular system, autoimmune system, and even mental health. If you do not get digestive problems taken care of you are fighting a losing battle whatever else you do.

Primary to getting the gut to heal is avoiding foods containing GMOs. They have been shown to damage the digestive system, among other issues.

If you are fighting an infection or dysbiosis the die off can cause bloating. I had to ease into things so I did not bloat too bad. Many probiotics can cause die off of pathogens and some of the bad gut bacteria which will also cause bloating.

Liquid Aloe Vera — this coats the stomach and helps it heal. It has also been shown to fight Candida and H-Pylori when they have switched from commensal to pathogenic forms. Has been shown to reduce oxalates.

Mucilage helps heal the gut. Some wild plants are high in mucilage like Wild Violets and Dandelion, the roots of Evening Primrose are high in mucilage. Plants in the mallow family are high in mucilage. Marshmallow root has many healing properties. The plants with the highest mucilage content are Spinach Vine, Irish Moss, Wild Yam, Fenugreek, Crushed Flax seed, Kelp, Marshmallow Root, Mullein, Okra, Psylium husk which is from the seeds of plantain herb, chia seeds and Broad Leaf Plantain herb. Some may have oxalates but we cannot avoid oxalates we need to address the issues causing high oxalates. Almost all foods have oxalates, cooking breaks down oxalates. But avoiding oxalates entirely will cause you more health problems then it would cure.

Mastic Gum — coats the stomach and has also been shown to fight many pathogens. This is

dried sap from the mastic tree and can be found in health food stores. Coating the stomachache is very important. I know mucilage can inhibit nutrient absorption but you cannot heal if you do not coat your stomach.

Biofilms

This is a list of things that break biofilms or aid the gut in healing. When the biofilms break up you will defecate mucous for about a month sometimes it will appear as if it is a piece of your intestine. I found that very scary and had to ask people who have went through it what it was. There is no information I could find to explain it. Breaking Biofilms is very important in healing our gut if our gut issues are from an infection..

Propolis — a resin produced by bees, so anyone with allergies to bees should not use this one. It has been shown to bust biofilms, kill many pathogens, and to promote gut healing.

Pepto-Bismol — I kept this on hand for when the aloe vera didn’t seem to help. You have to be careful you can herx from this because bismuth kills many pathogens. Bismuth has been shown to also break up biofilms.

phospholipids (good fats) – omega 3s are the best to use. Oils like grape seed oil, sesame seed oil , olive oil contain omaega 3s. Try avoiding Omega 6 it is needed by the body but if we get too much it can cause inflammation.

Garlic- garlic has many healing properties along with breaking up biofilms a killing pathogens. If you have high sulfite levels from having too many sulfur digesting bacteria this will make you ill because it is high sulfur and will raise your sulfite levels. I had this problem but one of the most potent chemicals in garlic is allicin and it does not cause issues with sulfites. I used it and it worked very well for me.

Stevia- it has to be Stevia extract because it needs the cofactors to work. Make sure you get organic because there is GMO Stevia. It also kills many pathogens including Lyme.

Xylitol-has very potent antibiotic properties. Many get cramps when they use it. I got cramps but I had an infected tooth and it worked very well for taking the infection out.

Cinnamon – breaks biofilms, high in mucilage coats the stomachache and helps with nausea. It has been shown to inhibit pain.

Cholesterol breaks biofilms is needed by almost all cells in the body. The brain and heart cannot function without it. Oxidative stress from leaky gut can cause high oxLDL. If you avoid cholesterol because of that you will be inhibiting your bodies ability to heal. When you reduce the source of the oxidative stress your oxLDL will return to normal. Cholesterol is an antioxidant and is used by the body to protect cells from pathogens. Cholesterol is needed to maintain the integrity of the digestive system and bladder.

Chlorophyll – fights Candida, helps remove toxins such as heavy metals from the body, and improves the health of our blood, as well as to protect the good bacteria. Sources of chlorophyll include green leafy vegetables and seaweed, but make sure the seaweed has come from a non-contaminated source. You can purchase liquid chlorophyll. I only used it for about a week and then I backed off to three times a week. There are many health benefits to liquid chlorophyll. It raises oxygen levels in the blood and restores the ph of our bladder and digestive system. It fights many pathogens. It feeds the good gut bacteria while reducing the bad. Those with SIBO will bloat when using this and herx from the die off of the sulfur digesting and methane producing bacteria. If you have SIBO and are going to use chlorophyll I would ease into using it. Liquid chlorophyll also raises oxygen levels in the body and helps restore the health of our blood cells.

Apple cider vinegar – helps fight Candida, breaks up biofilms and kills pain better then aspiron.

Mushrooms — bust biofilms, kill Candida, and fight many other diseases. Most mushrooms will do this. Mushrooms also contain glycoproteins which improve the bodies cell to cell communication so you can heal quicker. Glycoproteins also kill many pathogens so you could herx from them. Mushrooms also contain Beta Glucan which helps restore the good gut bacteria and fights pathogens.

Coconut oil — breaks biofilms and kills pathogens. It can even cross the blood brain barrier and improves brain health. The body converts coconut oil’s lauric acid to monolauren, which has been shown to fight many pathogens, reduce the number of Lyme spyrochetes in Lyme sufferers, and also crosses the blood brain barrier to contribute to improved brain health. Coconut oil contains many of the electrolytes needed by the body. When ill you need more electrolytes then usual.

Bromelain – breaks up biofilms helps fight pathogens , helps with digestion and reduces ammonia in the body.

Flax seed oil — breaks biofilms and fights pathogens. It has Omega-3 fatty acids which help protect the digestive system. Do not use too much flax seed and alternate the days you take it. Taking too much seems to cancel out its health benefits. Also has a canibinoid similar to thc so it reduces pain.

Inulin — promotes healthy bacteria in the digestive system, aiding in the break down and absorption of nutrients. Some sources of inulin are onions, garlic, bananas, dandelion root, chicory root, Jerusalem artichoke, asparagus, barley.

Oxalates.

Symptoms of high oxalates is joint pain, mental fog, anxiety , depression, kidney and liver pain, muscle fatigue, digestive pain, bladder pain, vulvodynia, indigestion when foods containing oxalates are consumed, and skin rashes. Many things can cause oxalates. Metabolic issues, leaky gut, high histamines, gut dysbiosis which cause there to be too many sulfur digesting and methane producing bacteria, which cause high sulfite level and high hydroxy radical levels which result in oxidative stress which also causes oxalates. Toxins such as glyphosate, glufosinate and many other farm chemicals. Also heavy metals, endotoxins, and alfoxins can cause oxalates to form. 

https://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/articles-1/2015/11/13/oxalates-control-is-a-major-new-factor-in-autism-therapy

http://www.lowoxalate.info/research.html

http://bioindividualnutrition.com/oxalates-their-influence-on-chronic-disease/

Oxalates break down when cooked so foods that are high in oxalates like spinach make sure you cook before eating. We cannot avoid oxalates they are in most food.

Oxalates prevent the body from healing and also hinder the gut from healing. That becomes a viscous cycle because when you have leaky gut you will develop high histamines and toxins can easily enter the blood stream, those also cause oxalates. Endotoxins and Afloxin can also cause oxalates. So it is very important to detox. Also metablolic issues and high sulfite levels can cause high oxalates so those should be addressed before detoxing. High sulfite levels can be caused from having too many sulfur digesting bacteria (gut dysbiosis). That in itself will cause many health issues like high ammonia levels. You can heal the gut with high oxalate levels but you must consume a lot of high mucilage foods to coat and protect the gut.

Here is a list of some things that reduce oxalates. I will post some links to some information also. 

https://chriskresser.com/how-to-prevent-kidney-stones-naturally/

http://www.beyondmthfr.com/oxalates-and-mthfr-understanding-the-gut-kidney-axis/

Oxalates cause inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3807999/

We have gut bacteria that breaks down oxalates. If we are deficient in them it will raise our oxalate levels. They need the other friendly gut microbiome to establish. If we are lacking in the other gut bacteria they will not establish when we take them. They require an oligosaccharide to get established and remain in the gut. The also need sugar the type found in fruit , honey, or maple syrup will help them establish.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4235702/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5300851/

Oxalobacter Formingene

Bififobacterium Adolescentis

Bifidobacteriium Anamalis

Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Lactobacillus Gasseri

Lactobacillus Rhamnosus

Lactobacillus Planatarum

Enterococcus Faecalis reduces oxalates but consuming to much salt inhibits it’s ability to degrade oxalates.

Make sure you drink plenty of water. It needs to be free of chlorine or flouride because they cause oxalates and are very toxic to the body.

Avoid artificial sweeteners and processed sugar they can cause oxalates.

Sodium bicarbonate- be careful do not use more then a tablespoon in a glass of water it is a very strong base which means in high amounts it can cause burns. I only took it about 3 times a week.

Citric Acid which is not vitamin C helps reduce oxalates. Lemon juice is a good source of citric acid. It irritated my gut if I used it straight so I put it in my water with a little honey.

Do not take calcium get it from natural sources , calcium reduces oxalates but the calcium found in many supplements is the wrong type and can cause oxalates. Stinging nettles is one of the best sources of calcium. Most foods contain adequate amounts of calcium. If someone has bone loss it is usually from a magnesium or silica deficiency.

Excess salt causes oxalates. I use sea salt. Studies have found using sea salt cuts the craving for salt because of the trace minerals it contains.

Magnesium Citrate reduces oxalates. Also there are many metabolic pathways that need magnesium. When they do not have the nutrients they need oxalates can be produced.

Phytic acid found in grains can cause oxalates. We need phytic acid but should limit our intake of grains.

Foods that raise histamines like fermented foods, aged meats and some cheeses, also yogurt. High histamine levels can cause oxalates.

Vitamin B6 reduces oxalates, I had to use P5P because I wasn’t converting B6/

Vitamin E reduces oxalates. Most seeds contain vitamin E. If you eat flax seeds they have to be crushed or you will not digest them. Avocados are high in vitamin E. Also Olive oil is high in vitamin E. Mango and hazel nuts .

NAC N-Acetyl Cysteine reduces oxalates.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10715762.2016.1221507?journalCode=ifra20

Aloe Vera has been shown to reduce oxalates.

Thiamine deficiency can cause high oxalates.

https://alobar.livejournal.com/2510679.html

Do not take more then 4000 IU of vitamin D it can cause oxaltes in very high doses.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8382134

Vitamin D in the correct amounts actually reduces oxalalates. There is a saying the poison is in the dose. I often find that to be true.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19734276

The flavonoids found in the white part of citrus fruits will reduce oxalates.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4616898/

Eating too much meat can cause oxalates to form. mainly in those with metabolic issues.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1455427/

Spirulina reduces oxalates but some with high sulfite levels may have trouble with it. I can take it now but it did make me worse because it is high in sulfur.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3972226/

http://redmountainclinic.com/the-down-side-to-high-oxalates-problems-with-sulfate-b6-gut-and-methylation/

We need vitamin C to heal. Ester-C has been shown to actually reduce oxalates and can usually be taken by those with interstitial cystitis.

If you have excess oxidative stress it can cause oxalates to form so it must be addressed.

Molybdenum helps reduce ammonia which can cause oxidative stress. Do not take too much it can be toxic if it get to high in our bodies. Many metabolic pathways need it but we do not want to overload on it.

Oxidative stress and oxalates.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4788594/

Diet changes

https://www.rebootwithjoe.com/oxalates-kidney-stones-what-you-should-know/

Sulfation and oxalates.

http://www.beyondmthfr.com/side-high-oxalates-problems-sulfate-b6-gut-methylation/

Herbs for Healing

salsify, and burdock root. Some people are allergic to foods that contain inulin. Most foods that contain fiber that is hard to digest will help balance and protect the good gut bacteria. The allergic reaction is most likely a herx reaction and not an allergic reaction.

Acanthus Ilicifolius – increases production of osteoblast which are necessary for bone growth and health. Has been shown to help gastric ulcers heal. Has strong antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Embilia Ribes (False Black Pepper) — helps with flatulence, kills parasites, decreases homocysteine levels, and reduces symptoms of brain disorders. Lowering homocysteine levels would help with allergies and mast cell activation syndrome.

Pectin — breaks biofilms and lowers bad cholesterol. Pectin is a type of fiber. Food sources include apricots, peaches, apples, bananas, oranges, grapes, carrots, tomatoes and white potatoes.

Phospholipids — protect the digestive system, promote healing, and protect against cancer and infections. Some sources of phospholipids are butter, ghee, and mercury-free fish oil.

Butyric acid — protects our digestive system from infection, protects the body from cancer, aids in breaking food down into smaller particles that are easier for our bodies to absorb and make use of the nutrients. Butyric acid is produced when we consume hard to digest fiber, such as that in celery. It can also be found in ghee and butter.Also some of our microbiome produce this from fiber we consume.

Clove oil — has been shown to fight many pathogens and settles your stomach. This one really helped me because I was having trouble eating due to the nausea from my leaky gut.

Restoring Gut bacteria.

Probiotics — help restore the good bacteria to our digestive system, fight pathogens, and break down our foods. Choose a probiotic supplement with Bifidus and active Acidophilus cultures – the higher the number of cultures the better. The important gut bacteria to get is B Lactis , L Acidophilus, L Rhamnosus , L Salivarius, L Plantarum , B Animalis, B Longus, B Brevi, B Infantis.

Avoid things that contain Lactobaccilus Casei, L Lactis, L Reuteri, L Fermentum/Fermenti, L Paracaei, L Faecum , L Bulgaricus, Streptococcus Thermophilus.

If you start feeling bloated you may be getting to many good gut bacteria which can cause harm also. Get lots of prebiotics it feeds and protects the good gut bacteria and balances it out. Happy gut bacteria will help protect your immune system and help rebuild it.

Fireweed – Helps normalize gut flora, supports the good gut bacteria. Reduces inflammation and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. High in mucilage which heals the gut.

Bone broth — helps leaky gut and has the added benefit of containing many nutrients. If you have high sulfite levels or sufation issues you will need to address them before using this. It is high in glutamate and those issues can cause high glutamate levels which will cause very bad headaches and brain fog.

L-Glutamine — helps heal the soft tissue in the gut and is involved in many metabolic processes, fueling white blood cells and many other cells. Unfortunately, animal flesh is the best source of L-glutamine. I say unfortunately because if you have methylation problems digesting meat may be difficult for you. Whey protein and other dairy products are high in L-glutamine, as are eggs, nuts, seeds, lentils and other legumes, but all contain phenylalanine, which can also create problems if you are not methylating right.

I take betaine (trimethylglycine), derived from beets, to aid with the methylation. It has helped me I now rarely get ill when eating things that contain phenylalanine. Bromelain and papaya enzymes are also supposed to help with methylation. Cabbage is a good source of L-glutamine. If you have a blocked or upregualted CBS pathway , or an upregulated BH4 pathway and don’t address it this could make you ill. Most with those issues would benefit from taking P5P, selenium, and magnesium citrate. Also three times a week molybdenum and manganese.

If the pathways for using phenylalanine is blocked then foods high in phenylalanine will raise your ammonia levels and histamine levels which in turn can give you phenylaturia or homocysteinuria. Phenylaturia causes high ammonia levels which alkalize the digestive system and bladder making us prone to infection and dysbiosis. Protease enzymes may help with that. Meat is high in phenylalanine if you get ill after eating meat then you may have a problem.

If you eat foods that raise your glutathione levels like cruciferous vegetables then you may have a CBS pathway blocked which can make you feel ill. What helped me with that was P5P, Methylcolobamine and Molybdenum which I only take a few times a week.

— Avoid things high in tannic acid, such as coffee.

— Do not drink alcohol.

— Many things in processed foods can cause leaky gut, so try to eat foods made from whole, fresh ingredients.

Processed Sugar causes inflammation so try your best to avoid it in all its forms. Other sugars like those found in fruits, honey, organic black strap molasses have been found to fight pathogens and actually promote healing.

Lowering Histamine levels. Leaky gut causes high histamine levels which causes a loop that prevents us from healing because histamines cause inflammation.

Avoid foods high in histamines especially fermented foods, cheese and yogurt. Also avoid aged meats. Everyone is different, some can eat one high histamine food and not another and vice versa.

Things that help lower histamine levels. There are many protease enzyme that help with that I used Bromelain and Betaine along with serrapeptase because it helps dissolve scar tissue caused by chronic disease and also lowers histamine levels. Be careful even those protease enzymes are good for lowering histamine and homocysteine levels if taken to often it can lower your homocysteine levels too low.

Other protease enzyme that are supposed to work well like Papain and Nattokinase I have never tried them. Nattokinase is supposed to help with renal and lymph blockages. Nattokinase is supposed to help reduce carcinogenic estrogen levels.

American Skullcap Tea – not to be confused with chinese which has different health benefits. American Skullcap promotes relaxation, reduces seizures, inhibits food allergies. Has amazing healing abilities. I did experience problems with this at first because it improve the health of blood vessels and helps repair nerves. When I started to heal my nerves and muscles woke up and all heck broke loose. I had bad charlie horuses and burning in my nerves for three days but once my body got used to them working again it was like a big weight was lifted off and I could feel myself healing.

Wasabi – reduces risk of cancer and heart disease, has anti-inflammatory properties. Helps fight bacterial infections. It also reduces allergy symptoms and detoxes the body. Wasabi is packed full of nutrients.

Detoxing

Luffa Gourd – Strengthens the immune system, reduces fevers, detoxifies the body and aids the body with hydration. Has been shown to reduce heart palpitations and hair loss.

Oregano Oil – contains Carvacrol which protects the liver, has been shown to inhibit cancer growth. Works as a good nontoxic disinfectant. Has been shown to be as affective as chlorine. It kills Candida and helps protect the cardiovascular system from LDL and reduces inflammation.

Kills many pathogens.

Carnosine – detoxes the bodies cells of heavy metals has been shown to reduce some aging. Good sources are avocados, beans, bran, brewers yeast, brown rice, nuts, seeds, watercress, and spirulina.

L-ornithine and arginine is needed in the urea cycle to remove ammonia and other toxins from the body. Good sources of these are legumes,vegetables,nuts, seafood and seeds.

Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja) Only the flowers are eaten, the rest of the plant is too high in selenium. Has similar health benefits as garlic. It enhances the immune system. Helps the body to detox, the rest of the plant is too high in selenium to consume.

Garlic , Dandelion Tea, Red Rooibos Tea, Chlorophyll and Rattan tea are all good at detoxing the body. The protease enzymes also help with detoxing.

Lemmongrass – Lowers LDL, helps get toxins out of the body and lowers uric acid levels. Has been shown to be affective against cancer.

The essential oil has antimicrobial properties and has been shown to be affective against H-Pylori. Has also been shown to aid colitis. Calms muscles and nerves Helps relive pain including headaches. Has been shown to reduce the occurrence of convulsions and helps repair the immune system.!!Be careful some have had an allergic reaction to this.!!

White Peony Root – reduces diabetes induced oxidative stress. Decreases urinary albumin. Protects the liver from oxidative stress. RDA is 100 to 200 mg per kilogram of weight.

These are things that helped me heal.

Research them to see if they would help you.

Silymarin- milk thistle, heals cell damage helps repair methylation pathways. Helps repair nerve damage. I have heard complaints of this making people ill this is because certain liver disease can cause high iron levels and milk thistle is high in iron.

Kelp – has iodine which is needed by the body to keep the thyroids unblocked and to detox the body. Also has mucilage which helps heal the gut.

Aegle Marmelos – leaves are used. Inhibits lipid peroxidation, protects cells from damage, has antibacterial properties. Has been shown to fight cancer and is an adaptogen. Used to reduce chronic fatigue symptoms.

Vitamin D3 protects the cardiovascular system and nerves. Helps keep the immune system healthy. Us natural man made has been shown to have side effects. You should not take more then 4,000 IU, high doses can cause oxalates.

Ubuquinol- unoxidized form of CoQ10, use to provide the chromosomes with energy.

Quercetin- Helps heal leaky gut and nerve damage. The highest sources are elderberry juice, capers, Lovage, radish leaves, dill, Juniper berries, onions, red leaf lettuce, watercress and hawthorne leaves.

Honeysuckle- helps with cardiovascular issues and heals smooth muscle. Helps detox the body. Has mucilage which helps heal the gut.

Myricetin- helps reduce the symptoms of diabetes. Also shown to protect the nerves. Good sources are parsley, currants, yellow dock, cranberries, seeds, and blueberries. Has been shown to fight viral infections.

Kudzu- reduces histamines, and eases gastrointestinal problems. Lowers sugar levels. Helps fight cancer and is affective at aiding in suppressing alcohol cravings. Has been used to treat angina. Is an adaptogen so will help with adrenal fatigue.

Bacopa – heals brain and nerves, improves memory. Reduces ammonia levels in the body. Helps heal blood vessels throughout the body. Amazing herb.

Barberry – reduces swelling in spleen, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Has been shown affective against protozoa infections.

Tart Cherry capsules – helps fight heart disease , cancer, neuro-degenerative disease. Protects against muscle damage.

Maca Root helps replenish nutrients especially electrolytes. Is an adoptogen helps to balance the bodies hormones.

Ellagic Acid – inhibits binding of carcinogens to DNA. Reduces oxidative stress.

Sources are Black Berries, Cranberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Walnuts, Grapes and Peaches. Must be coated to survive the stomache acid.

Tyrosine – if you are not methylating properly your body cannot produce it. It is used by your body to build neuro transmitters and various proteins.

Good sources are nuts, avocados, bananas, dairy products, beans and seeds.

Lotus Root – Improves digestion, reduces LDL, reduces stress hormones, strengthens the immune system and is loaded with many nutrients. Helps heal the gut.

Moringa Oleifera reduces oxidative stress and the illnesses cause by it. Helps heal leaky gut and reduce the risk of kidney stones. Also fights many infections.

Black Currant Seed Oil (Ribes Nigrum) Good source of Gamma-Linolenic Acid. Reduces arthritis symptoms, gastritis, stimulates production of anti-inflammatory hormones, helps suppress Postglandulin E2 boosting the immune system. Has been shown to be very affective at protecting the body from the flu.

Gotu Kola – has many minerals needed by the body. Has been used to treat syphilis, hepatitiis and other infections. Improves blood flow and reduces swelling in the legs.

Wild Bergamot (Monarda Didyma) – also known as horse mint. reduces fevers and nausea. Helps prevent cell damage. Has very strong antimicrobial properties. Has been shown to reduce gastric pain.

Biacalein (Thihydroxyflavone) – From the roots of Scutelleria Baicalense , Scutelleria Lateriflorg, and Oroxylum Indicum, also found in plantain herb and fleabane. Anti-inflammatory, helps heal smooth muscle also has antidepressant properties.

Glycoproteins – molecules that contain a sugar and a protein. They permit healthy cell to cell communication. They have been shown to fight bacteria, viruses, and cancer. They prevent carcinogens from attacking cells and making changes. They have been shown to strengthen the immune system.

Some have allergic reactions to them. I suspect it may be a herx reaction to a pathogen they may have that is dying off.

Foods high in Glycoproteins are mushrooms like the Reishi, Maitake, Cordyceps, Shitake and Oyster Mushrooms. Many dark colored fruits and vegetables contain them. Another source is whey protein. If you buy whey protein be careful if you have methylation problems because many companies add phenylalanine.

Choline – Needed to break down fats so our bodies can use them. Choline also helps with nerve repair. It also helps provide the body with more energy. Sources of Choline are eggs and milk products. The white parts of melons and the seeds of melons. If you get ill or indigestion when eating high choline foods it could indicate you are dealing with porphyria. I have posted on it.

Sulfur – has antimicrobial properties, has been shown to kill Candida. Sulfur is used in most processes in the body. Helps protect the lymphatic system and keep it healthy which important in the proper function of the immune system. If we do not get enough sulfur our Lymphatic System can become blocked.

Good sources of Sulfur are cruciferous vegetables, onions, garlic, kale, egg yolks from free range chickens. Cooking helps release sulfur from foods. Those with methylations issues and high sulfite levels need to address that before eating high sulfur foods.

Butchers Broom lowers ammonia levels, helps with hemorrhoids, reduces oxidative stress, has been shown to reduce the symptoms of POTS and Cardidtis. Has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Those with type 1 diabetes should not use this they could develop ketoacidosis.

Savory – has Oleanolic Acid and antioxidants. Aids in the repair of DNA. Is also an antispasmodic. Helps unblock Nrf2 pathway.

Mullein (verbascum thapsus) Has antibacterial and expectorant properties. Has also been shown to fight mycobacteria, Is a natural anti-inflamatory. Helps ease menstrual and stomach cramps. Helps normalize estrogen.

Zinc is necessary for the synthesis of proteins. Zinc is important for the proper function of the immune system, keeping eyes healthy, for healthy skin, protecting memory, repair and function of DNA and strengthening of bones.

Good sources of zinc are ginger root, fish, oats, whole wheat, !!Too much zinc inhibits the bodies ability to absorb copper!!

Chirata – reduces fever, fights things like malaria, Candida and parasites, also reduces nausea. Used in tincture form.

Cinnamon relieves gas, nausea, kills bacteria,H pylori, and Candida has been listed as a very affective pain killer.

Bee Pollen has many of the nutrients the body needs, it is a super food. High in protein.

Grape Seed Extract – thins the blood, reduces bradykinin which causes inflammation and damages nerves and smooth muscle. Also has many healing properties be careful it thins the blood. Helps with carditis. High in reveratrol.

Narigenin – found in grape fruit. Reduces histamines and inflammation. Has been shown to repair DNA. Reduces Hepatitis C. Has antidepressant affects. Cannot be taken with most medications. This inhibits cytochrome P450 enzymes needed to detox medication from the body. It should not be taken often but has been found to be very effective against gut dysbiosis. I only took it twice a week and it really reduced my bloating.

Fisetin- reduces inflammatory cytokines. Can up-regulate gluthione production. Good sources are most berries, fruits and vegetables. It also has nueroprotective properties.

Catuaba Bark – Opens blood vessels so blood can flow more easily, has anti-inflammatory properties, protects the skin from damage, has been shown to reduce symptoms of Parkinsons disease, has antidepressant affects, has been shown to be affective against HIV and other viruses.

Baai (Puerariathunergiana) – antiviral,antispasmotic, lowers blood pressure, shown to help with alcoholism. Scavenges free readicals and reduces alleric reactions. Makes HIV drugs more affective.

Caesalpinia Sappan – antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, reduces aging, protects liver and reduces acne. Helps prevent Peroxide formation, and lowers blood pressure.

Fulvic Acid – Helps the bodies cells to release heavy metals. Helps protect the brain from cognitive impairment. Promotes electro chemical balance throughout the body. Makes minerals more biochemically available. Has been shown to revitalize dying cells. !!Research has not been done on large dose intake of Fulvic Acid so do not overuse or take in large quantities.!!

Lower Cortisone

Lowering stress hormones can reduce histamines.

Eucommia Bark – encourages collagen development, lowers blood pressure. It does not lower blood pressure in those with low blood pressure. Strengthens the immune system and lowers stress hormones.

Purines and Pyrimidines – essential for building molecules that carry our genetic code and produce the proteins necessary for a healthy body.

Foods that support their production are foods high in glutamine, glycine and aspartate like greens , cabbage, oats, eggs, lentils, peanuts, almonds, legumes, all increases our production. !!If you have gout or inflammation high purine foods can make it worse, you may want to decrease your intake of animal flesh, asparagus, beans, legumes, mushrooms, scallops, sardines,coffee, tea and cocoa.

Lionsmane – high in protein, has neuro-protective properties. Lionsmane has been shown to improve memory and reduce plaque in the brain, it has also been shown to reduce depression.

Uridine – -Helps DNA repair. Foods that increase uridine are beer, wine, tomatoes, brewers yeast, broccoli, fish, nuts, molasses and Non GMO beets.

Suma Root – (Pfaffia Paniculata) an adaptogen, reduces fatigue, normalizes estrogen and testosterone. High in electrolytes and other nutrients.

Useful Info On Food And Herbs.

These are a list of things I have found in my research to try to heal from Lyme. This is not medical advice if you are not well see a doctor. If you take any supplements or herbs let your doctor know. Only take one new item at a time so if you have a reaction you will be able to figure out what caused the reaction. A good site for drug interactions is http://www.webmd.com .

Try your best to stay away from GMOs and vaccinations,processed foods with their saturated fats. By now you should know the harm they do to your body. I put this list together to give others an idea on some things they could research.

CoQ10 – Ubiquinol which is the unoxidized form of CoQ10 is the most bio-available form. It protects the mitochondria, cardiovascular system. It helps with the bodies energy production at the cellular level. It helps regulate blood sugar levels and improves the health of the immune system. It is fat soluble so must be taken with a healthy fat. Recommended Daily (RDA) allowance is 90 to 100 micrograms (mcg)

Lipoic Acid – First line of defence for disease. Regenerates antioxidants. Bio-active form is R-Alpha-Lipoic-Acid.

L-Carnitine – required to transport fatty acids to mitochondria, protects and heals nerves. Protects and heals nerves. Found in meat and milk products, also found in asparagus. Also helps remove toxic compounds generated in cells.

L-Glutamine – heals soft tissue.

Some sources are chicory root, Jerusalem artichoke, dandelion root, burdock, salsify, onions, and garlic.

Probiotic With Active Acidophilus and Bifidus – helps restore good gut bacteria. The good gut bacteria helps protect from cancer and infection, it also helps break our food down. Do not over do them or they will do the opposite.

Fermented Foods – Helps restore the bodies good bacteria, protects from infections and helps break our food down.They are high in histamines so if you are having high cytokine levels avoid fermented foods. Those with allergies or mast cell activation syndrome should avoid fermented foods.

Vitamin E (Tocopherols, Tocotrienols) With vitamin E always make sure it does not start with the letters DL, if it does then it is man made and our bodies does not use it very well.

Vitamin E Helps with energy production in the cells, protects the cardiovascular system, it is also and antioxidant. Sources of Vitamin E are nuts, seeds, greens, dark colored fruits and vegetables most organic cooking oils.

Vitamin C most bio-available form is Liposomal Vitamin C. The body needs Vitamin C to detox and repair the body. It has also been shown to fight many pathogens. Helps the body absorb Iron more readily. !! If you take too much Vitamin C you can flush important minerals from the body. It can also destroy red blood cells , also too much vitamin C can raise oxalate levels.!!

Virginia Pepperweed – contains isothioyanates which have antibacterial, antifungal, anticarcinogenic and anti-parasitic properties.

Allspice – anethetic, antioxidant, relaxant, stimulates blood circulation, stimulates cell growth and repair. !! In high doses causes many side affects. !!

Cat’s Claw – helps the body detox, also works as an adaptogen on the immune system.

Avena (Oat Straw) Helps balance our electrolytes. Has many nutrients needed for healing and proper functioning of the lymphatic system, helps improve cardiovascular health. Also has relaxant qualities and kills pain. Most say it doesn’t affect them but it knocks me out. Kills pain.

Boron helps remove toxins like chlorine.

Molybdenum – reduces oxidative stress, helps remove toxins produced by the body. It is needed to metabolize fats and carbohydrates. Also helps remove many other toxins from the body. Most do not need to supplement this. Good sources are greens, vegetables, seeds, melons, unfiltered water. Make sure you do not get too much. I sign of not having enough molybdenum is high ammonia levels.

Oleanolic Acid – Found in Olive Oil and Savory. It has been shown to unblock the Nrf2 pathways. If the Nrf2 pathways are blocked DNA and RNA cannot repair.

Vitamin D3 – helps regulate gene expressions, it also helps regulate epigenetic DNA methylation processes. Vitamin D3 has been shown to protect the cardiovascular system, it also aids in the absorption of calcium.

Zinc – Helps with DNA repair and synthesis of Protein. It is important for the proper function of the immune system. It helps keep the eyes, skin and memory healthy. It helps strengthen our bones. !! Too much Zinc can inhibit the bodies ability to absorb copper.!!

Good sources are shellfish, Oats, Whole Wheat, Ginger Root

Iodine – helps detox the body. It controls the function of the thyroid glands which affect metabolic processes in the whole body. It helps optimize the use of our bodies calories. The RDA is 75 to 150 mcg. Good sources of Iodine are seafood and seaweed. Unfortunately most sources of those are contaminated. Most table salt is enriched with iodine. Too much iodine can cause problems with the thyroids.

Magnesium – important in all the bodies functions, supports the immune system, prevents inflammation, reduces the risk of heart attacks.

Intake of Magnesium and Calcium should be balanced as closely as possible. The recommended RDA is 400 mg. Sources of Magnesium are leafy greens, bananas, most fruits and vegetables, oatmeal and chocolate. Most foods contain adequate amounts of calcium.

Calcium – Important for healthy bones and cardiovascular system. It is important for the regulation of the sodium pumps that control our muscles. Good sources of Calcium are found in greens, veggies, oranges and shellfish. Most foods contain adequate amounts of calcium and it is rare to need to supplement calcium. Most bone loss is from silica or magnesium deficiency.

Cholesterol – the body can produce Cholesterol. It is necessary for all body functions especially the brain. It helps the body break down and absorb fats. It is also important in the manufacture of hormones and balancing of the hormones. It is an antioxidant that protects our bodies from cancer. It is critical in the repair of damaged cells. A deficiency in Cholesterol can cause Leaky Gut Syndrome.

Sources of good Cholesterol are meat from grass fed animals, eggs, avocados, legumes and beans.

LDL is the oxidized form of Cholesterol which is bad for our bodies. It is found in grain feed meat, and processed foods.

Protease Ezymes – Supports good gut bacteria. Have been shown to aid with digesting cell walls of pathogens. Helps with methylation and lower homocystein levels which will lower ammonia levels. Some protease Enzymes are bromelain from pineapple, betaine from beets, and Papaya. Be careful of your source because there are GMO Papaya and Beets now. Nattokinase is a protease enzyme that has been shown to help with fatty liver disease. Serrapeptase reduces inflammation, reduces scar tissue in the body and improves blood flow.

Hops Tea inhibits cancer, known to remove many toxins from the body. Protects the renal system. Promotes proper functioning of the thyroid and has been shown to protect the cardiovascular system. Has been shown to fight many infections, even reduces aids symptoms. Has a cannabinoid that reduces pain. !! Overuse can cause seizures!!

Vitamin K2 – Prevents Osteoporosis, protects us from cardiovascular disease. Reduces cancer and Alzheimer conditions. It controls were calcium goes and does not go. Helps with the function of the muscles.

Good sources of Vitamin K2 are milk from grass fed cows for some reason grain fed cows do not produce very much K2 !! Do not confuse with K3 which is man made and toxic to the body.!!

Biotin – regulates gene expressions. Reduces CO2 levels in the body.

Some food sources are egg yolk, whole grains and cheese.

Lycopene – Helps protect the heart and reverse damage to the heart. Sources of Lycopene are cooked Tomatoes, grapefruit, pretty much all colored fruits and vegetables. Cooked tomatoes are the best source though.

Hyaluronic Acid – helps heal connective tissue throughout the body and skin.

Tumeric – contains Curcumin which has been shown to reduce MS sysmptoms and fight cancer. Has antimicrobial properties. It has also been shown to protect the renal system. Fresh ground pepper makes it more bio-available to the body. Should not be taken too often or for too long. Curcumin chelates iron so if taken for too long you can become anemic. It good for those suffering from iron overload.

Ginger – has many micronutrients and antioxidants. Has been shown to reduce inflammation. Improves blood flow. It improves the absorption of nutrients into the body. It stimulates the pancreas and is a natural pain killer. Has been shown to induce cell death in cancer cells. Promotes bone health and reduce menstrual cramps. Helps fight nausea and fight infections. Has been shown to heal the gut. I reacted to this the first few times I used it but after that I was fine.

Horsetail Herb – contains silica which the bones need for healing and to remain healthy, silicon is also needed by the body for detxoing. !!Some studies claim to much silica can cause kidney stones and others claim it does not. I would not over use. Do not take often, horsetail does contain a chemical that can be toxic if taken in excess!! Horsetail herb also has an alkaloid that can build up in the body so I would not use this often.

Panax Ginseng – Impedes cancer growth and promotes cancer cell destruction. Improves circulation which improves healing.

Rehman – helps with detoxing, has been shown to reduce fibromyalgia symptoms. Also helps regulate the immune system. !! Can cause bloating!!

Honeysuckle – many antioxidants, has been shown to kill bacterial infections. Heals smooth muscle and cardiovascular system. This one helped with my myocarditis.

Policasamol – prevents blood clots helps regulate blood pressure, also balances cholesterol. It is extracted from sugar cane. It reduces inflammation.

Butchers Broom – Has been shown to reverse osteoporosis. Lowers ammonia levels in the body.

Evening Primrose (Oenothera Biennis) Has Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) which has been shown to heal many areas of the body even smooth muscle. Very good for skin health.

Citruline – helps remove ammonia from the liver. Helps strengthen the immune system. Also helps to maintain nitrogen balance in the body. Studies have shown it reduces atherosclerosis. Helps reduce fatigue and increase energy in the body.

Sources of Citruline are melons, sguash, legumes, and protein rich foods.

Clary Sage – benefits eyes, nervous system, also aids in digestion. Helps regulate blood pressure and normalize it. Has antispasmodic properties.

Eupatorium Perfoliatum – also known as Boneset and Feverwort. It has been shown to be affective against the common cold and the flu. Aslo affective at treating cytokine dysregulation. Has been shown to be very affective against the plasmodian parasite.

White Peony Root – reduces diabetes induced oxidative stress. Decreases urinary albumin. Protects the liver from oxidative stress. RDA is 100 to 200 mg per kilogram of weight.

Bupleurum – promotes new vein growth and strengthens capillaries. !!Stimulates the immune system and causes flatulence!!

Coltsfoot – anti-inflamatory and eases coughs.

Fireweed – Helps normalize gut flora, supports the good gut bacteria. Reduces inflammation and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Silver Weed (Potentilla Anserina) The leaves have antiviral properties, and contains more flavonoids then green tea. Has been shown to be hepatoprotective.

Manganese – Necessary for proper brain function and pituitary function. Manganese is also necessary for healthy bones and works as a coenzyme to assist in metabolic activity.

Good sources of manganese are berries, pineapple, garlic, greens, Non GMO beets, fruits, vegetables, molasses, and coconuts.

L-Dopa (Levodopa) The body uses it to make Dopamine. Our bodies will produce it but many who are ill do not produce enough.

Good sources of L-Dopa are Fava Beans, Mucuna Pruriens, and Broad Beans. Those who are G6PD deficient should not eat Fava Beans.

Good carbohydrates – Good carbohydrates stabilize things throughout our bodies. Good sources are sweet potatoes, oats, brown rice, legumes, beans, quinoa, fruits and vegetables.

Jaiogulan – (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) Helps the body achieve homeostasis by lowering oxidative stress. Has many of the same phytochemicals as gensing. Reduces oxidative stress and inflammation.

Uridine – -Helps DNA repair. Foods that increase uridine are beer, wine, tomatoes, brewers yeast, broccoli, fish, nuts, molasses and Non GMO beets. I would not supplement , high levels of uridine can stimulate cancer growth. That being said uridine stimulates growth of brain and nerve cells. It reduces pain and inflammation. It increases cognitive abilities. It works best if consumed with fish oil.

Wasabi – reduces risk of cancer and heart disease, has anti-inflammatory properties. Helps fight bacterial infections. It also reduces allergy symptoms and detoxes the body. Wasabi is packed full of nutrients.

Oregano Oil – contains Carvacrol which protects the liver, has been shown to inhibit cancer growth. Works as a good nontoxic disinfectant. Has been shown to be as affective as chlorine. It kills Candida and helps protect the cardiovascular system from LDL and reduces inflammation.

Lionsmane – high in protein, has neuro-protective properties. Lionsmane has been shown to improve memory and reduce plaque in the brain, it has also been shown to reduce depression.

Luffa Gourd – Strengthens the immune system, reduces fevers, detoxifies the body and aids the body with hydration. Has been shown to reduce heart palpitations and hair loss.

Nobiletin – prevents metabolic syndrome. Protects from obesity, prevents artheriosclerosis. This is extracted from the peels of citrus fruits. Stimulates cellular macrophagy. Should not be used more then a couple times a week.

Fulvic Acid – Helps the bodies cells to release heavy metals. Helps protect the brain from cognitive imparement. Promotes electro chemical balance throughout the body. Makes minerals more biochemically available. Has been shown to revitalize dying cells. !!Research has not been done on large dose intake of Fulvic Acid so do not overuse or take in large quantities.!!

Aerva Lanata – has diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiparasitic, antimicrobial, hepa-protective and anti-asthmotic properties.

Agrimony – reduces inflammation, improves digestion, improves bladder control, detoxes the body and improves hair and nail health.!!Taking too much can cause constipation!!

Cissus Quadrangularis – reduces inflammation, improves bone health, improves respiratory health, eases pain and stimulates the production of osteoblast which are needed for bone growth and healing.

Camu Camu – high in vitaminb C, helps block build up of plaque in the brain, reduces symptoms of depression, improves muscle tone.

Black Radish – used to treat nutritional deficiencies. Helps remove toxins from the blood. Has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.

Eucommia Bark – encourages collagen development, lowers blood pressure. It does not lower blood pressure in those with low blood pressure. Strengthens the immune system and lowers stress hormones.

Moringa Oleifera – has antibacterial properties. Has been shown to stabilize blood pressure. Helps reverse some liver damage. Contains Quercetin. The seeds have been shown to improve asthma symptoms. Also reduces histamine levels.

Graviola (Annona Muricata) – soursop has been shown to kill cancer cells, suppresses the herpes simplex virus. Has been shown to reduce swelling and pain. !!Taking to long or too much can damage nerves. !!

Celery Seed Extract – reduces risk of stroke. Improves blood flow and has been shown to protect the brain. Also lowers histamines and inflammation. Has been shown to help heal leaky gut.

Periwinkle – helps bleeding gums, reduces Alzheimer symptoms, reduces headaches and vertigo.

Black Currant Seed Oil (Ribes Nigrum) Good source of Gamma-Linolenic Acid. Reduces arthritis symptoms, gastritis, stimulates production of anti-inflammatory hormones, helps suppress Postglandulin E2 boosting the immune system. Has been shown to be very affective at protecting the body from the flu.

Olive Leaf Extract – has antibacterial , and anti-inflammatory properties. Lowers blood pressure and LDL levels. Olive Leaf Extract has been shown to protect the cardiovascular system. It is a broad spectrum antiviral and antimicrobial agent. !!Be careful it can drop your blood sugar levels.!!

Aegle Marmelos – leaves are used. Inhibits lipid peroxidation, protects cells from damage, has antibacterial properties. Has been shown to fight cancer and is an adaptogen. Used to reduce chronic fatigue symptoms.

Hydrangea Macophylla Root – helps with autoimmune disorders while allowing the immune system to function normally.

Bethroot (Trillium Erectum) Stimulates menstration, is an expectorant, can stimulate labor during pregnancy.

Acanthus Ilicifolius – increases production of osteoblast which are necessary for bone growth and health. Has been shown to help gastric ulcers heal. Has strong antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Boabab – high in vitamin C, much more then oranges. Has very good hepaprotective properties. Loaded with minerals. Can be purchased as a powder.

Bakula (Mimusops Elengi) diuretic, gastroprotective, antibacterial, antifungal, anticancinogenic, scavenges free radicals, has been shown to hinder HIV.

Cynanchum Stauntonii – improves endothelial function, inhibits the formation of atherosclerosis.

Ajuga Decumbens improves liver and kidney function, helps correct hypoglycemia.

Caesalpinia Sappan – antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, reduces aging, protects liver and reduces acne. Helps prevent Peroxide formation, and lowers blood pressure.

Sea Bean (Salicornia) – High in protein,calcium and iodine. Has many micronutrients.

Bitter Ash (Picrasma Excelsa) Reduces colitis symptoms, and has antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Cancer Bush (Sutherlandia Frutescens) Fights cancer has been shown to reduce HIV symptoms.

Maytemus Heterophylla – has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Reduces inflammation.

Baai (Puerariathunergiana) – antiviral,antispasmotic, lowers blood pressure, shown to help with alcoholism. Scavenges free radicals and reduces allergic reactions. Makes HIV drugs more affective.

Catuaba Bark – Opens blood vessels so blood can flow more easily, has anti-inflammatory properties, protects the skin from damage, has been shown to reduce symptoms of Parkinsons disease, has antidepressant affects, has been shown to be affective against HIV and other viruses.

Spatholobus Suberectus – strong antiviral, improves the health of blood, reduces arthritis symptoms, anti-inflammatory, affective against cancer, thins blood and has sedative affects.

Quaking Aspen (Populus Tremuliodes) High in salicylates which is converted to aspirin in the body. Reduces pain, fever, inflammation, thins blood, detoxes the body and has antibacterial properties.

Club Moss, Devils Claw (Lycopodium Clavatum) anti-inflammatory improves memory.

Bee Pollen – High in protein, contains almost all nutrients required by humans. There is a substance in be pollen that inhibits the development of bacteria. It strengthens our blood. Normalizes cholesterol and has been shown to help fight cancer.

Geranium Pelargonium – this is the only Geranium species that can be consumed. It is an adaptogen, reduces stress hormones, reduces pain and inflammation, reduces headaches, helps the body to detox by stimulating the kidneys. Has antifungal and antibacterial properties. Has been affective at reducing cold and flu symptoms.

Wild Bergamot, Horse Mint ( Monarda Didyma) Settle stomach, reduces fevers, helps prevents cell damage, helps with urinary tract infections.

Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja) Only the flowers are eaten, the rest of the plant is too high in selenium. Has similar health benefits as garlic. It enhances the immune system. Helps the body to detox, the rest of the plant is too high in selenium to consume.

Apple Leaf helps heal the gut.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13765-015-0021-2

Lemon Verbana (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) reduces muscle damage, improves joint mobility and reduces joint pain. Improves the health of the immune system.

Red Rooibos Tea (Aspalathus Lenearis) Has antiviral, anti-inflammatory,antimutagenic qualities. Scavenges free radicals. It is a relaxant with many minerals needed for bone health. Protect the cardiovascular and pulmonary system. Helps with colic in babies. Also helps detox the body and is very good for fighting lung infections.

Star Grass (Hyposis Hemerocallidea) Has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Has been shown to be affective against breast cancer. Has been shown affective against HIV.

Lithospermum Erthrohizon – inhibits HIV virus, prevents ovalation in women with no side affects. Also hinders hardening of the arteries.

Sweetflag (Acorus Calamus) reduce epilepsy symptoms. Kills Candida and fungal infections. Hinders inflammatory cytokines. Has been shown to be affective against cancer.

Bixa Orellena (Annatto) – Used to treat gonorrhea and many other bacterial infections. Helps prevent DNA damage. Reduces oxidative stress and protects the renal system.

Bearberry (Uva Ursi) helps with urinary tract infections. I have seen websites saying it can damage the liver but when I looked at toxicity studies it showed it to be safe. It reduces oxidative stress and kills infections in the renal system.

Pau D Areo Tea (Tabebuia Allanedae) – Fights cancer, kills bacterial infections, and is affective at killing parasites. !! Do not concentrate it contains Quinone which can damage the liver in high doses.

Use no more then two 8 ounce cups a day.!!

Mustard – anti-inflammatory. Has been shown to help with chest congestion. Very high in antioxidants and lowers LDL.

Sage reduces muscular pain, improves memory and reduces oxidative stress.

Sarsparilla (Smilax) Has been used to treat gonorrhea, leprosy, bacterial and viral infections. Has anti-inflammatory affects. Has been shown to limit the amount of toxins that can enter the blood stream. It protects the renal system and reduces oxidative stress.

Vitex (Chasteberry) Supports the endocrine system. Works as and adaptogen for women.

Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Shown to increase white blood cell production. Has a relaxing affect on the muscles. Has been shown to reduce oral infections. Has many minerals like copper, iron, and manganese. It boost the feeling of well being. !! If taken in large doses has many side affects!! Also will work as an insect repellent.

Andrographis – fights many pathogens. It has many antimicrobial properties. Boost the bodies immune system. Can prevent and dissolve blood clots. Relaxes smooth muscle which lowers blood pressure.

!!Has many side affects!!

Galangal Root (Alpinia Officicaram) Relieves nausea, has antifungal and anti tumor properties.

Golden Rod (Solidago) a diuretic, has been shown to fight bacterial and urinary tract infections. Eases muscle spasms and reduces high blood pressure. Helps with reducing ammonia and other toxins in the body.

Juniper Berries – has been shown to inhibit bacteria growth. !!Long term use can cause liver damage!!

Schisandra – has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also an adaptogen. It has been shown to reduce stress hormones and improve concentration. Has been used to treat hepatitus. !!only use a few berries at a time and not for extended periods of time.!!

Tribulus Extract (Puncture Vine) Boost endurance and helps increase muscle mass. Similar chemically to anabolic steriods. Boost testosterone production. Strengthens the immune system. Reduces oxalates in the body.

Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus) has antibacterial and expectorant properties. Has also been shown to fight mycobacteria. Is a natural anti-inflammatory. Helps ease menstrual and stomach cramps.

Siberian Ginseng – each type of ginseng has it’s own properties. You must research which ones are best for you. Siberian Ginseng is an adaptogen. It has been shown to lower stress hormones. Studies suggest that it may strengthen the immune system. It has been shown to reduce the number of outbreaks of herpes. It has also been shown to improve mental health. !!Do not give to a child, if you have high blood pressure do not take.!!

Ladies Thumb (Polygonum Persicarla) Has antiherpetic properties. High in saponins which aren’t toxic but if consumed in high quantitites they can inhibit nutrient absorption.

Smartweed (Polygonum Pennsylvnicum) Has the same properties as Ladies Thumb, looks similar also.

Myricetin is a heliacase inhibitor. Helps fight viral infections. Also has anti-inflammatory properties. Has many antioxidants. Most dark colored produce contains Myricetin.

Croton Lechleri the sap is latex and is used as a liquid bandage. It has been shown to heal gastric ulcers.

Borage – Contains choline which is needed for methylation. Shown to reduce stress hormones. Do not use in hight doses or it will do the opposite. It contains an alkaloid that can damage the liver and kidneys if it builds up in the body.

Noni Extract has antioxidants and immune boosting properties. Helps lower blood sugar and is high in pottassium.

Hovenia Dulcis – protects the renal system, reduces oxidative stress. Helps to protect the brain. RDA 1400 to 2500 mg.

Polygala Tenifolia – reduces stress hormones improves memory.

Bacopa – heals brain and nerves, improves memory.

Bromelain extracted from pineapple. Reduces pain and inflammation. Has anti parasitic and antimicrobial properties. Kills Candida. Promotes muscle and connective tissue repair.

Aloe Vera contains Latex which helps heal leaky gut. Has been shown to kill Candida and help regulate the immune system. I get the liquid capsules, I do not like the textures of the juice. The dried capsules didn’t seem to work. Has been shown to reduce histamine levels.

Chamomile – reduce muscle spasms, reduces pain and menstrual cramps. Also reduces histamines.

Wild Daisies -related to Chamomille does the same things only taste better.

– reduce muscle spasms, reduces pain and menstrual cramps. Also reduces histamines. Also reduces pain and has mild sedative effects.

Tongkat (Eurycoma Longifiolia) enhances bodies adaptive response to exercise, also increases testosterone levels.

Muira Puma – aprodisiac in men and women. Helps the body produce healing hormones.

Maca Root gives the body energy. High in minerals and vitamins. Stimulates and nourishes the hypothalamus and pituitary glands which control all other glands. Helps the body achieve homeostasis.

Dandelion – high in vitamin K, has been shown to protect the renal system and to aid in the removal of toxins from the body. Has many antioxidants and micronutrients that help fight cancer. Reduces histamines.

Ellagic Acid – inhibits binding of carcinogens to DNA. Reduces oxidative stress.

Sources are Black Berries, Cranberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Walnuts, Grapes and Peaches.

Potassium -helps keep the heart healthy, aids in blood flow, helps keep muscles healthy, helps protect nerves also helps the liver filter blood. Helps balance our water levels. !! Too much can cause major heart issues.!!

Sources are Tomatoes, Avocados, Bananas, Oranges, Strawberries, Grapes, Prunes, Beans and Legumes.

Astralagus – protects the chromosomes from degredation. Boost immune system and reduces oxidative stress.

Hawthorne – Improves circulation protects blood vessels. Helps with osteoporosis. Reduces oxidative stress.

Vitamin A -allows for proper gene activation within the lymph glands which helps the body develop proper immunity.

Sources are orange colored fruits and vegetables, Kale and fish.

Red Clover Tea – improves bone health, increases estrogen production.

American Skullcap Tea – not to be confused with chinese which has different health benefits. American Skullcap promotes relaxation, reduces seizures, inhibits food allergies.

Prickley Lettuce – contains opiad like Lacturearium, but is not addictive.

Vitex also know as Chasteberry. Supports the endocrine system. Aslo works as an adaptogen for women.

Tribulais Extract (puncture vine) Boost endurance and helps increase muscle mass. Similar chemically to anabolic steroids. Boost testosterone production and strengthens the immune system.

Mullein (verbascum thapsus) Has antibacterial and expectorant properties. Has also been shown to fight mycobacteria, Is a natural anti-inflamatory. Helps ease menstrual and stomach cramps.

Chinese Knotweed (Fo-Ti) Strengthens bone and prevents hair loss. Supports healthy adrenal function.High in oxalates should not be taken if you are not sulfating right or have issues with vitamin C should not take this.

Zinc is necessary for the synthesis of proteins. Zinc is important for the proper function of the immune system, keeping eyes healthy, for healthy skin, protecting memory, reapair and function of DNA and strengthening of bones.

Good sources of zinc are ginger root, fish, oats, whole wheat, !!Too much zinc inhibits the bodies ability to absorb copper!!

Ginger Root improves blood flow, reduces nausea, improves absorption of nutrients into the body, ginger root also stimulates the pancreas, and is a natural pain killer. Ginger Root has been shown to induce cell death in cancer cells. Ginger Root promotes bone health, has been shown to fight infections and reduce menstrual cramps. Reduces histamines.

Horse Gram (Dilichos Biflorus) Help dissolve kidney stones, also kills many pathogens. The seeds are used to make tincture.

Cambogia (Cortexmoutan Radycus) Helps asthma. shown to upregulate Il-4. Cambogia also thins the blood.

Figwort – Good for the lymph glands and improves blood circulation improves the function of the cardiovascular system.!!Do not use if you are a diabetic.

Coptis (Berberine) The root is used. Coptis aids digestion and the pancreas, kills many pathogens and parasites. Usually comes in tincture or powder form.

Vervian – antispasmotic, helps recover nerve function. Relieves menstrual symptoms. Used in tincture or tea form.

Phellodendrum Amurense – Alleviates arthritis pain, improves bone health, helps preserve nerve function, increases glutathione levels, is also antimicrobial.

Woad – (Isatis Tinctoria) Antibacterial, antiviral and has been shown to inhibit cancer. Root used to make tincture. !!Do not use if you are allergic to aspirin.

Chirata – reduces fever, fights things like malaria, Candida and parasites, also reduces nausea. Used in tincture form.

Forsynthia Suspensa – fights lung infections, tonsillitis, and gonorrhea. Forsynthia also thins the blood.

Verbena – antispasmodic and and reduces fever. Flowers used for tea.

Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) Has antimicrobial properties, lowers blood pressures. Has been used to clot blood in wounds. The essential oil kills mosquitoes.

Eclipta (Eclipta Prostracta) Reduces oxidative stress, protects the liver, has been shown to reduce pain better then aspirin and stimulates hair growth.

Yellow Dock also known as Curly Dock. Has laxative properties, high in iron, also has antibacterial properties. Has Glycosides that aid with detoxing and mineral absorbtion. !! The leaves are High in oxalates which can cause gout and kidney stones do not eat the leaves without cooking.!!

Red Clover – flowers are used to make tea. Has estrogen like affects. Helps with symptoms of menopause. Can reduce estrogen levels if they are high. Works as an expectorant and antispasmodic.

Varuma – Bark, root and leaves are used. Good at breaking up kidney stones, also hinders their formation. Has anti-inflammatory affects. The root is a laxative. Varuma also helps with flatulence and gas pains. !!May cause blistering if used on the skin!!

Tansy (Tanacetum Vulgare) – Leaves and flowers are used. Gets rid of parasites. Also a good insect repellent.

Passion Flower – Aids with opiate withdrawal, has sedative affects. Has been used to treat ADHD. Has been shown to ease symptoms of drug withdrawal. !!Do not drive or operate machinery when using.!! Long term use can damage the liver.

Bitter Mellon also know as Bitter Gourd – Has many vitamins and minerals. Helps with diabetes. Has antiviral and antibacterial properties. !!Overuse can cause digestive problems and headaches.!!

Nutmeg – Strong antibacterial properties. Has been shown to reduce the occurrence of seizures. Good for diarrhea. !!Over use of this can do the opposite, it can cause seizures and could even cause death.!!

Serrapeptase -derived from a type of silk worm bacteria.It aids the moth in digesting the cocoon so it can exit the cocoon. Serrapeptase has been shown to remove scar tissue from fibrosis, break up blood clots, reduce scar tissue in the lungs, break up cyst and even plaque in the blood vessels. It is PH sensitive so it must be coated. Do not take high doses, it can negative impact the body in high doses.

Papain – aids digestion of proteins. Has been own to reduce symptoms of many herpes viruses !!Do not take if you are allergice to papaya, also be careful I think there is GMO Papaya.!!

Spirulina Provides protein, many vitamins and is a good source of chlorophyll. Very high in Gamma-Linolenic Acid. Has the same minerals as milk. Improves blood vessel elasticity, which improves neuro-protective affects. !!Make sure the source is from uncontaminated waters.!!

Opium Lettuce helps with spastic colon.

http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC3638630

Those who have issues with their digestion that causes the food to sit and ferment instead of digesting properly my not want to use apple cider vinegar. It delays digestion even more.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18093343

Yarrow helps heal the gut.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874106001565?via%3Dihub

Also read my post on Beta Glucan because it helps heal the gut.

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