Illness And Protein Intolerance.

Illness and Meat Intolerance.

I started this research because I wanted to help my fellow Lyme sufferers who had the MTHFR Gene Mutation. Which causes problems with the bodies ability to methylate. To learn more about that subject 

you can go to http://www.mthfr.net .  In my research I came to realize that anyone who has some form of chronic illness will have difficulty methylating. The more I read the more I realized I to was having methylation problems. So I am going to put the things that helped me and the things that I have seen others say have helped them. Please do research and listen to your body it will tell you what you need. When you try any diet change or herbal supplement only do one thing at a time so you will be able to identify anything that may cause you problems. If you are under treatment from a doctor always inform them of any supplements or diet changes you make.

 

One of the toxins that builds up is ammonia and our homocysteine levels to become to elevated. This can cause many toxins to build up in our bodies and blog clots can form. This condition is called homocystinuria.

When homocystinuria occurs our urine and body odor will smell like cat pee. When the condition gets worse the urine will become dark and smell like ammonia.

Remember the bible says do all things in moderation, listen to your body and do not over consume any one thing it can cause some very serious health problems.  

When we have difficulty methylating toxins build up in our bodies. We have difficulty processing proteins that contain Phenylalanine. We cannot completely avoid Phenylalanine because our bodies need them to survive  So the best we can do is limit our consumption of them.

Some things that contain Phenylalanine are milk products, nuts , animal flesh, eggs, seeds, wheat, and the worst one is aspertane.  Aspertane confuses the body and causes all kinds of health issues even a healthy person should avoid aspertane.

Reducing Toxins

One of the first things if you have not already done this is remove GMOs from your diet as much as possible. The bad health affects on the body have been proven. They have been shown to cause cancer, put wholes in the stomach and intestines, cause cellular damage and cause an imbalance in the enzymes in our bodies which gives things like Candida a good environment to thrive. A good website to learn about GMOs is http://www.nongmoproject.org 

Drink lots of unchlorinated water. Water can help flush the amonia and toxins from our blood stream.

One of the first things I introduced into my diet was a Betaine supplement (Trymethylglycine)it aids in the process of breaking proteins and fats down thus reducing the toxins that are released. It is produced from beets. If you overmethylate you should research before taking TMG.

The next thing we need to do is reduce our intake of refined carbohydrates and all types of sugar . They cause fluctuations in our sugar levels making it more difficult for our bodies to process proteins. Sugar comes in many forms such as fructose, brown rice syrup, tapioca syrup, rice bran syrup, maltose, glucose syrup, dextrose, sorghum pania, saccharin, carob syrup the list goes on and on, sugar is hidden in many forms. 

Any thing made with white all purpose flour is a processed carbohydrate and just about anything that has wheat that is packaged contains refined carbohydrates. most processed foods have folic acid which is man made and depletes enzymes that the body needs to utilize it quickly.  Folic Acid then builds up in the body and can cause many health issues. Folate is natural and far less toxic to the body.

Avoid artificial sweeteners they confuse the body and throw our  sugar levels off, some even throw our hormones out of whack which can contribute to the difficulty of the process of breaking down proteins.

Try your best to cut caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol from you diet because they affect the adrenals which will result in fluctuations in our sugar levels.

Now this is a list of things I have used or have seen others have success to assist the body at detoxing

Dandelion has many detoxing qualities and has been proven to protect the renal system. It has even been shown to inhibit cancer. It is very good at helping to remove heavy metals and other toxins from the body. The roots and leaves can be eaten, I prefer the flowers breaded and deep fried. You can also use it in tea form. There are tinctures but I have not tried them.

Chlorophyll has been found to assist in removing mercury and heavy metals and many other toxins. It has been shown to improve the health of our blood. 

I don’t know much about boron but if you are drinking chlorinated water then you have fluoride and bromide in your body which are toxic. Boron helps remove them from your body. Those are toxins that are very difficult to remove. 

Allicin is derived from garlic and has been shown to stimulate the liver into producing detoxifying enzymes. It comes in a supplement form.

Burdock root is not one I have experience with but spoke to many who have said it helped them to detox. I has been shown to be a diuretic which in itself would help remove toxins. Those with iron issues should not take it or curly dock they are high in iron.

Cilantro has been shown to remove heavy metals and remove many other toxins.

Ammonia is one of the most difficult things to remove and can accumulate in the brain and cause things  to easily cross the blood brain barrier that is why it is very important to follow as strict a diet as you can. I know it is difficult but the longer you do it the easier it gets. Once our kitchen gets adjusted for our new diet it actually becomes inconvenient to eat the bad stuff. 

Citrulline is another thing that helps remove ammonia from the body it has also been shown to fight infection. Citrulline is necessary for many of the bodies metabolic processes and helps maintain nitrogen balance. It can be found in melons, pumpkin, cucumbers and squashes. If taken in supplement be very careful I do not know anything about the safety of it or if you can take to much. Do your research before you try anything if you are not sure.

We need to increase our intake of the B Complex vitamins. I never take these in a supplement because most people have a bad reaction when they do this. If you do take a supplement form I would not take it on an empty stomach. The B Complexes needed are B12 (Colalamin) , B6 (Pyridoxine), and Methal Folate. These help with the methylation process and helps reduction the toxins. B12 is converted is converted to Methylcobalamin and 5-deoxyadenosylcobalamin. B12 cannot be produced by animals or plants they lack the ability to produce it, it takes bacteria to produce it. some probiotic strains can produce B12 if takin with cobalt.

Some good sources of B12 are spirulina , some foods are fortified with B12, and shellfish. If you have methylmalonic aciduria or homcystinuria then it may be best if a doctor administered it intravenously. 

Vitamin B6 is dependent on B2 (Riboflavin) but they cannot be taken together. Most fruits and vegetables have sufficient amounts of B6. When they are cooked most B6 is lost. I do not recommend taking B6 in a supplement because the levels can become to high in the body and can cause serious damage.

Good sources of B2 are leafy greens, vegetables, yeast and mushrooms. 

The only source of Methyl Folate I have found is in a supplement form online they were under the Trade names of Metafolan and Deplin.

Diet Changes Needed

Because we can not get all the nutrients that we need because of our inability to consume certain proteins in the quantities that most would we may have some vitamin deficiencies. I prefer to acquire them from natural sources. If you find it necessary to take supplement be very careful because some nutrients can be very toxic and damaging to the body if the levels get to high in our bodies.

One of the first things I did was buy some whey protein it has protein that does not contain phenylalanine. Be careful they add phenylalanine to some brands of whey protein. I have seen some whey protein that is produced for those who have methylation problems online. We need protein because it is a slow steady energy so it helps keep our sugar levels steady. Whey protein can be purchased in most health food stores and in the supplement areas of most stores.  Remember we still need to consume foods that have phenylalanine because it is necessary for us to live we just need to limit our intake. Fats also help level our sugar levels out.

Since our intake of fats will be low we will need a source of fat because it is a very important nutrient for the function of our whole body. If our body fat gets too low it can kill you. I alternate which fats I use so my body will not get a build up of any one thing. For example Olive Oil has Oleanolic Acid which has been shown to unblock the Nrf2 pathways but it can also build up in the body and become toxic.

Another source of good fats is butter it contains phospolipids which help protect our bodies cells from damage. It has also been shown to protect the digestive system. It also gives our body things it needs at a cellular level. Another benefit of butter is it contains butyric acid which helps protect the digest system. It has even been shown to reduce cancer rates. If you have a lactose intolerance then you could use Ghee instead it has the parts that cause the lactose intolerance removed but still has the afore mentioned benefits.

Another good source of fat is fish or krill oil. When you purchase them make sure they are mercury free. These have their own benefits, there are Omega 3s which are very good antioxidants and very good at protecting the cardiovascular system. 

Coconut Oil is another source of good fats it has been shown to protect the brain even enhance memory and it also helps fight pathogens, It has some detoxing affects.

Omega-6 is another fatty acid we need but our bodies cannot produce. Omega-3 which in found in fish oil and butter, and many other plant based oil is needed in higher amounts. To much Omega 6 can cause health problems.  It protects the heart and helps balance cholesterol levels. Good sources of Omega-6 are borage oil, primrose oil, nuts and olive oil. Most information I have come across recommends a 4 to 1 ratio, 4 Omega 3 to 1 Omega 6.

I forgot to list some sources of good carbohydrates so I will list them here because they also help keep our sugar levels steady. Vegetables, whole grains, unsweetened coconut, olives, milk, tomatoes and vinegar. 

Much of the iodine we get is from foods with refined starches and animal flesh that contains phenylalanine. Since we have to limit their intake our levels of iodine may drop. Iodine controls the functions of the thyroids which in turn has an influence on the metabolic processes in the body. It also helps optimize the use of our bodies calories. Most people need between 75 to 150 mcg of iodine a day.

Good sources of iodine are seaweed and seafood but I am not sure how to know if you are getting them from uncontaminated waters. Most table salt is fortified with iodine, other non ocean derived sources are watercress, eggs, and greens.  I do not recommend taking it in a supplement form because you can overload your thyroids with  it. 

When the thyroid glands become plugged or to protect you from radiation potassium iodide is used. Do not take this without a doctors supervision because you can cause some serious health problems because it will interfere with the good iodine in your body. 

Selenium helps protect the body from oxidative damage and infection. There are two types of selenium  , organic (Selenomethione) and inorganic (Selenate or Selenite). The Selenomethione is more readily absorbed  by the body but the inorganic will work also. This is something we may need to supplement  because the best sources are animal flesh and brazil nuts. I think I am going to try to find some brazil nuts because they are the best source and give us more then enough. Alternative sources of selenium are brazil nuts, brown rice, oatmeal, greens, bananas, potatoes and fruit.

Magnesium is important in pretty much  all functions of the body. Magnesium supports the immune system, prevents inflammation and reduces the risk of heart disease.

Magnesium and Calcium need each other. We need to try to balance the intake of them the best we can, don’t stress over it though as long as we don’t take one or the other in excess it will be ok.

Good sources of magnesium are greens, bananas, dried fruits like dates and figs, fresh fruits, asparagus, oatmeal, and chocolate. The recommended allowance is 400mg.

Calcium is important for more then strong bones and teeth, it also plays a rule in the function of our bodies sodium pumps which control the functions of our muscles and also many metabolic processes. It also helps maintain our bodies PH levels. When milk is pasteurized the calcium forms into a form that is difficult for our bodies to use.

Some good sources of calcium are greens, vegetables, oranges and shellfish.

Potassium helps balance our water and electrolytes. It helps in the metabolism of fats and also helps in removing waste from the body. It helps with the circulation of blood and helps stabilize our sugar levels. Too much Potassium can cause major health issues so I do not recommend taking a supplement try to get potassium from foods.

Good sources of potassium are oranges, bananas, coconut water which is also very good at balancing our electrolytes.

Sodium which most people know that we get from salt. They have spread so much paranoia on salt that there actually have been some deficiencies noted. Salt helps regulate fluid levels and is important in the functioning of the heart, muscles and nerves. Deficiencies in sodium can cause insufficiencies in the adrenals which can cause our sugar levels to fluctuate. Sodium also plays and important role in removing CO2 from the body. The recommended daily intake is 2300 mg.

I won’t get into the dangers of excess salt because most are aware of those dangers.

Zinc is important for vital function throughout the body including memory and the repair and functioning of the DNA. Zinc is also involved in the synthesis of protein and metabolism of carbohydrates. Zinc also can inhibit the production of cortisone.

Too much Zinc can inhibit the bodies ability to absorb copper. Some good sources of zinc are shellfish, oats, whole wheat.

Vitamin C dramatically increases the bodies ability to methylate and reduces oxidative stress. This is the most important vitamin in assisting with the methylation process along with it’s many other well known benefits.oo much vitamin C can damage red blood cells.

Good sources of Vitamin C are Oranges, Tomatoes, Apples, Kiwi, and many other fruits and vegetables. Magnesium ascorbate and Calcium ascorbate are the easiest on the stomach if you choose to supplement. 

Vitamin D helps regulate essential pathways of cellular metabolism. Vitamin D also helps regulate gene expressions. It also helps regulate epigenetic DNA methylation. Manmade vitamin D can cause health problems also.

I take Vitamin D3 it is more readily available for the body to use. Some sources of D are sunlight. Our bodies produce Vitamin D when sunlight contacts our skin. 

Ubiquinol is the unoxidized form of CoQ10 this is the form you want to take because Ubiquinie is the oxidized form. It is oil soluble so it has to be taken with a fat. The recommended daily allowance is 90 to 120 mg.

Vitamin E (Tocopherols, Tocotrienols) . Sometimes there are letters in front of the names. If the letters are DL it is man made an not easily used by the body.

Vitamin E protects us from oxidative stress. When in food such as oils it protects it from oxidation. It has been shown to protect the cardiovascular system, helps protect the body from cancer. This is were it gets difficult for us to cut down on phenylalanine because most foods that contain vitamin E also contain Phenylalanine for example nuts, seeds, broccoli all contain them but are some of the best sources of vitamin E. Some non phenylalanine sources of vitamin E are Mango, Kiwi, Tomato, greens, red colored fruits and vegetables and most cooking oils. The recommended daily allowance is 15 mg.

It has been shown to protect the cardiovascular system. It is involved in the processes that generate energy for the cells.

Molybdenum is needed to metabolize fats and carbohydrates. Molybdenum also helps reduce the build up of sulfate/sulfite in our bodies. The recommended daily allowance is 45 mcg. It is usually not necessary to take a supplement. Molybdenum also helps reduce ammonia levels.

Some sources of Molybdenum are green beans,leafy green vegetables, sunflower seeds, melons and unfiltered water.

Cholesterol can be produced by the body if it is necessary. Cholesterol is one of the most important elements it is involved in all functions of the body including breaking down and absorbing fats. It is also an antioxidant. It helps repair damaged cells and play an important role in the function of the lymph glands. Cholesterol is also important for balancing hormones and the manufacture of them. It has been shown to protect us from heart disease.

The bad cholesterol to avoid is the oxidised cholesterol found in processed foods and grain fed animals.  

Studies have shown that the cholesterol from grass fed animals is low in Oxidized Cholesterol. 

Copper increases energy production, aids in the metabolic processing of amino acids, helps regulate heart rhythm, balance the thyroid glands, it also helps our bodies use Iron more efficiently. I would not take in a supplement form because it is very difficult for our bodies to get rid of excess copper. Touch zinc can cause you body to lose copper and vice versa.

Taking excessive amounts of Vitamin C and Zinc could deplete our copper.

Some sources of copper are Mustard, Peppers, Cumin, Coriander leaf and other greens, Onions, Mushrooms, radishes, shellfish, nuts, seeds and chocolate.

Choline is needed to break down fats. Goods sources of choline are eggs milk products, and greens. If you get indigestion when eating fats you may be choline deficient.  If you get ill or headaches you may be having trouble breaking choline down.

Iron helps metabolize proteins, it is one of the most important factors in our blood. Iron helps regulate body temperature. This is one we may have to supplement because of our limited ability to eat animal flesh. The recommended allowance is 20 to 30 mg. To much iron can cause many serious health problems.  Also if we are ill we can appear to be iron deficient when we are not.

Good sources of iron are beans, dark leafy greens, raisin, melons, nuts and seeds. Vitamin C improves the absorption of Iron.

L-orithine, Lysine, and L-arginine amino acids are needed in the methylation process. Goods sources of those are oatmeal, raisins, melon, beans, fermented foods, spirulina, sea food, seeds and nuts.

We should also take a probiotic with active acidophilus cultures at least twice a day. To helps replace the  good enzymes that we have lost. Yogurt and Kefir also helps restore good  enzymes. Fermented foods like sauerkraut, and Kimchi help restore our bodies good bacteria and are loaded with micronutrients. 

 

There are some adaptogenic herbs which are known for helping to restore homeostasis. 

Jiaogulan is a herb that has been shown to restore homeostasis. It has been shown to increase gluthione production and reduce nitrate levels.

Suma is a ground root that is used for teas, tinctures, or in capsules. It is also an adaptogen which means it helps the body achieve homeostasis. It is also extremely nutritious..

Maca Root is also an adaptogen. It is full of nutrients it is a super food.  It is loaded with the electrolytes and vitamins needed for methylation. It can be used as a powder added to food or used as an herbal tea. It has also been shown to help the body with detoxing.

Holy Basil is an adaptogen that has been shown to reduce Cortisone levels.

Licorice Root Tea has been shown to help break down stress hormones and to heal the digestive system. Make sure it is deglyhinized,  if not it could have toxic effects.

Rehmannia Glutinosa has been found to ease symptoms of autoimmune diseases, is an adaptogen. Rehmannia also helps to detoxify the body. There are side affects so I would be careful using this one. Some of the side affects are bloating, diahrea, palpitations. Recommand usage is 9 to 30 grams per day.

Things That May Help With Blood Clots.

Use these things at your own risk. I never got blood clots because I was already using many of these when I first fell ill.

Garlic thins blood and may help with clotting. 

Grape Seed extract thins the blood has been shown to heal the nerves and protect the cardiovascular system.

Ginger thins blood and has many micronutrients

Curry Powder has Salicylates which hinders the effects of vitamin K in clotting.

Cinnamon thins blood but can be toxic in higher levels.

Tumeric has also been shown to thin blood.

Paprika has salicytate.

Herbs That Help Reduce Bad Cholesterol

Green Tea Extract has many healing properties and has been shown to lower the oxidized cholesterol levels.

Artichoke Leaf Extract lowers LDL levels by limiting it’s synthesis also increases excretion from the liver. 

High Fiber diets have been shown to lower LDL levels and also will increase the butyric acid in your intestines. I mentioned the benefits of butyric acid earlier.

Apple Cider Vinegar, I am not sure how it works but have seen a lot of information claiming it reduces bad LDL

Policasanol prevents blood clots and helps regulate blood pressure. Has also been shown to balance cholesterol levels.

Coconut Oil has been shown to lower LDL levels and protects the good from oxidation.

Leaky Gut

I am not going to get into this deeply , I will cover it in another blog post. This is a list of things that help heal my leaky gut. Liquid Aloe Vera capsules twice a day. Ghee or butter about four ounces a day. I keep pepto-bismol on hand if things got too bad. I consumed a lot of fermented foods and yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bone Health

 

 

Remember I am not a medical professional. I am relaying things I have learned from other Lyme sufferers or from research I have done. When you implement any supplements or diet changes only do one at a time so if something doesn’t agree with you or you have a reaction you can easily identify what caused the reaction. I am listing on these pages what I have observed or seen studies to support that they have worked. It is best to alternate the things you use. I have found that works the best it also keeps things that would be otherwise safe to use from building up to the point where they become toxic like some vitamins.  Some things can take three to four days before you will realize the effects.

Avoid GMOs at all cost the terrible impact they have on our health has been well research and documented. They have been shown to cause leaky gut syndrome, cancer, blood disorders, digestive disorders etc. The toxins they produce have even been found to cross the blood brain barrier and the placenta.

 

Bone Health

 

Detoxing

To fight infection you need to make sure you detox everyday. So I will make a list of  things important for cleansing the body of toxins.

 

 1 Water  make sure that you drink lots of unchlorinated water. Chlorine is toxic to the body and very difficult for the body to get rid of. If you cannot avoid chlorinated water then I would recommend taking a boron supplement it is one of the few things that can remove chlorine from the body.

2 Dandelion you can use this as a tea as greens in a salad some like to cook them. I love deep frying the flowers. I have a post on here on how I deep fry them.  Dandelions have been shown to remove heavy metals and many other toxins from the body. It has many micro-nutrients and has been shown to hinder and even reverse cancer. It has been shown to protect and heal the renal system.

3 Potassium Iodide  protects the body from radioactive iodine. Iodine is needed for the proper function of the lymphatic system which helps to develop immunity to pathogens we come in contact with. It also bone in bone health. Helps remove many toxins from the body. I would not take anymore then 50 mcg a day.

4 Chlorophyll  helps to detox is one of the few things that will help to remove mercury from the body. It also helps to support and protect the health of our blood. Has many antioxidant properties. 

It did upset my stomach if I took it on an empty stomach but it fights candida and many other infections. 

Good sources of chlorophyll is any produce that is green.

5 Citruline for some it is difficult for their bodies to remove ammonia from their bodies. If our citruline  levels get low our bodies cannot remove ammonia. Citruline helps remove ammonia from our bodies. It also helps fight infection and prevents muscle fatigue.

Good sources of citruline are melons, squash, cucumbers, pumpkins, fish, and eggs.

 

Fighting Infection

 

Remember when pathogens die they put out toxins so detoxing must be a daily thing. One thing I did not mention earlier that helped with my detoxing was salt water with lemon and honey. There are many natural ways to fight infection. I am listing as many as I can to make it easier for each person to find something that may help them because each of us has certain herbs that are more readily available to us depending on our location globally. The list is big I would recommend you choose things based on your research of the herb. Www.webmd.com is a great resource for information on drug interactions and side effects of herbs.

 

Herbs To Help Fight Infections

 

1  Teasel Root Tincture   helps pull infections from bone and tissue. Also has antimicrobial properties. I would not use this one until you have gotten the Lyme infection reduced in your body because even though I am doing much better it still made me herx for a week or so. You have to start out slow with about 5 drops and thing work up to about 15. Use your judgment on what works best for you. 

2 Chinese Skullcap  has many antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Do not confuse with American Skullcap they have different health benefits.

3 Honeysuckle Tea  very good at killing bacteria and many other types of infection. Also contains micro-nutrients and antioxidants. This is another one that made me herx but it helped me with my myocarditis. It has also been shown to heal nerve and smooth muscle tissue and support the cardiovascular system. 

4 Coconut Oil  the fats in coconut oil help protect cells from damage. Also has very good antimicrobial properties. It is very good at fighting Candida. Has been shown to even help can pass through the blood brain barrier to protect the brain and has been shown to reduce seizures. 

5  Hops Tea  has been shown to fight many infections, has also been shown to inhibit and reduce cancer.  This is also know to remove toxins from the body and has been shown to protect the renal system. Promotes proper function of the thyroid and has been shown to protect the cardiovascular system. !!Be careful if you over use it you can get diarrhea and nausea and  in very large amount it can cause seizures so I would space my usage of this out!!

Use two teaspoons per cup of  boiling water.

6 Probiotic With Active Acidophilus  the higher the number of cultures the better it is. This helps restore the good bacteria and fight the bad bacteria especially in the digestive tract.

7  Yogurt and Kefir help restore the good bacteria and fight the bad bacteria especially in the digestive system.

8 Fermented foods like Sauerkraut and  Kimchi  they also help fight the bad bacteria and replace the bodies bad bacteria in the digestive tract. 

9  Bromelain the is extracted from pineapple it helps to reduce pain. Has many antimicrobial properties and has been shown to kill Candida.  It also promotes muscle and tissue repair.

10  Sulfur  has antimicrobial properties and has also been shown to kill Candida and many other pathogens. It keeps the Lymph Glands healthy. 

Good sources of sulfur are onions, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower,  broccoli, kale and egg yolks. This is one of the few times cooking will actually increase the release of the sulfur so your body can more easily absorb it.

11 Barberry  contains berberine which has been shown to kill bacteria and many other pathogens. Has been shown to protect the cardiovascular system. Has also been shown to reduce seizures. 

12 Oregano Oil  this has been shown to fight many pathogens. This one made me herx but I could actually feel the results. After about 3 days I could feel my body getting better which indicated to me that I was beating the Lyme. I have had a difficult time finding it now though and have run out. 

 

Supporting Immune System

 

Supporting the immune system is important because when we have an infection or even cancer it can wear our immune system down. I don’t really believe for the most part in stimulating it because that can cause other problems. There are parts of the immune system that I will discuss later that Lyme sufferers could try to stimulate. 

1 Aloe Vera  the stomach is key to our immune system if it does not heal then all the other things we do will be futile. Aloe Vera helps heal leaky gut. I have had the best results with liquid aloe vera capsules.

It has also been shown to kill things like Candida. It helps regulate the immune response.

2  Rehmann helps with detoxing has been shown to ease fibromyalgia symptoms. It also helps regulate the immune system.  Has been shown to improve bone health. !! Can cause bloating!!

3  Reishi Mushroom Extract  strengthens immune system. Has been shown to prevent and reduce cancer. Has also been shown to protect the cardiovascular system.

4  Wormwood/walnut/clove Tincture  this is very good at fighting many types of infection. I like getting the combined tincture because it seems to work better. Clove is very good at soothing nausea.

This helped my blurred vision, head aches, and mental confusion. It is also know for fighting Candida. They all are known for their antimicrobial properties. !! Do not use large quantities and do not take for more then a month. Follow directions on bottle!!

5 Fermented Wheat Germ  strengthens the immune system. Alleviates fatigue. Shown to inhibit and reduce cancer. Also high in protein.

6 Grape Seed Extract  this is another one that really helped my myocarditis. Grape Seed Extract strengthens the immune system and heals and protects the cardiovascular system and smooth muscle throughout the body. It has been shown to protect the DNA. Also has Reseveratol which is know for protecting and healing RNA and DNA. It also has some antimicrobial properties. 

 

Pain Relief

 

When we are ill we can suffer from a lot of pain. I prefer natural methods of dealing with them because even over the counter drugs really damage the body.

 

1  Valerian relaxant, eases symptoms of pain. Also eases menstrual cramps. Has been shown to reduce food allergies. !! Only take at night has very good sedative properties, take before you are ready to go to sleep!!

2  Dark Chocolate  helps produce hormones that protect us from pain and help the body heal.

3  Birch Leaf Extract  works like aspirin. Also reduces damage to the body because it has antioxidants.

4  Devils Claw  eases joint pain

5  Cherries  contain anthrocyanins which are know to reduce pain and has many antioxidants for healing.

6  Vitamin D3 aids in calcium absorption, many who have osteoporosis have been found to be lacking this. It has been found to ease the symptoms of pain.

7  Avena (Oatstraw)  can help balance our electrolytes. Has many nutrients necessary for bone healing. Also known to promote better function of the thyroid. Has been shown to improve the health of the cardiovascular system. Has relaxant qualities. This one knocked me out but most I talked to said it did not do that with them. I did notice the health benefits though. I used in in the tea form.

8  Butchers Broom Extract  reduces leg pain, improves the circulation of blood. Has also been shown to strengthen bones and heal connective tissue.

9  Chamomile  reduces muscle spasms and pain. Has also been shown to reduce menstrual cramps.

 

Bone Healing

 

When we have any type of illness our bones are usually affected so we need to support the healing of our bone.

 

1 L-Arginine  improves exercise tolerance. Improves blood flow which helps with the deep down healing. Helps regulate creatine levels.

Good sources of L-Arginine is nuts, legumes, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds.

2  L-Theanine  has a calming affect on our brain. Has been shown to fight cancer and heart disease. It also helps prevent infection and prevents muscle fatigue.

Good source of L-Theanine  is green tea, can buy in extract form. !! Just like some vitamins it can be toxic in high doses!!

The best sources are green colored produce.

3  Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma Longifolia)  this enhances bodies adaptive response to exercise, also increases testosterone production.

4  Muira Puama  increases healing hormones.

5  Maca Root  gives the body energy. It is high in micro-nutrients, vitamins and minerals the body needs. Stimulates and nourishes the hypothalamus and pituitary glands which control all other glands. It can aid the body in achieving homeostasis. 

6  Tribulus Terrestis (Puncture Vine) fights infections. Also know to increase testosterone levels. Helps to increase muscle mass. Aids in blood circulation.

7  Panax Ginseng  impedes cancer growth and aids in cancer cell destruction. Improves circulation which helps with healing. 

8  Vitamin C  has many healing properties has been shown to help fight cancer. Many other nutrients need vitamin C to work. Also has antioxidant properties. The best type of vitamin C to use is Liposomal Vitamin C. It is more readily absorbed by the body. 

9  Vitamin E (A-tocopherol)  helps with deep down healing and has antioxidant properties. If there is a DL in the front of the name it is man made and the body has a difficult time using it so I would stay away from supplements that have a DL in them for example DL-A-tocopherol.

Good sources are sunflower seeds, nuts, spinach, broccoli, kiwi, mango, and tomatoes.

10  Horsetail Herb (Aquamin)  this has silica which the bones need to stay healthy. It also needs silica to build new bone. !! Do need use to often, I have seen conflicting studies on this some say that to much silica can cause kidney stones and others stated that it has not been proven to cause kidney stones so I would space my usage of this out. I used the tea form. !!

11  Ginger   has many micro-nutrients and antioxidants the body needs for healing.

12  Fish Oil has Omega-3s which are know for their antioxidant qualities also helps with nutrient distribution. The body needs Choline to process fats. !! Make sure they say mecury free!!

13  Glucosimine and Chondroiton  Helps repair joints and cartilage.

14 Vitamin K2  Prevents Osteoporosis. Protects us from cardiovascular disease. Has been shown to reduce cancer. Has also been shown to improve Alzheimer conditions. It controls were calcium goes and does not go. Helps with the function of muscles. Also protects nerve cells from oxidative stress. When we are ill our sodium pumps can shut down this can help prevent that.

Good sources are meat and milk from grass fed animals. For some reason grain fed animals do not produce as much.

15  Ginkgo Biloba  aids in blood circulation which helps with healing.

16  Selenium  needed for the proper synthesis of hormones so we can fight disease and heal. Also helps repair DNA.

Good sources are sea food, brazil nuts, milk products, and greens. Make sure if you take in a supplement you do not get too much. No more then 150 mcg because your body can store it. I would space out using it if you take it in supplement form. If you take it in supplement form you want to look for Selenomethione.

17  Potassium Iodide  I mentioned this earlier but many people are low in this. It is very important in the function of the lymphatic system and healing of the bone.

18  Cholesterol  helps balance hormones also keeps the lymphatic system from becoming clogged. It is integral in all functions of the body. It also functions as an antioxidant and protects our DNA. The type of cholesterol our body needs is Oxidized Cholesterol found in unprocessed foods. Good sources of cholesterol are free range chicken eggs, milk products from grass feed animals. Again I don’t know why but grain fed animals produce a bad type of cholesterol. Avocados, legumes, and beans are also good sources of cholesterol.

19  Choline  we need choline to break down fats so our bodies can use them. Choline also helps with nerve repair. Helps provide the body with more energy.

Good sources of choline are eggs, and milk products.

20  Phospholipids  these are a type of fat that is very good for the body. They help protect the cells from pathogens. They also aid in healing. They also help the body produce energy better. Has been shown to aid with healing leaky gut syndrome.

The best source of these is butter if you are lactose intolerant then you could use ghee which is not purified butter. It is butter with the milk proteins removed. Butter and Ghee also contain Butyric Acide which helps break food down so that we can absorb more nutrients. Butyric acid also protects the digestive system and intestines and has been shown reduce cancer. 

21  Butyric Acid  it is produced when we eat fiber that the body has a difficult time digesting it has been shown to have many health benefits including fighting infections in our digestive system to breaking our food down better.

22  Pickles and Pickle Juice  when we are ill it is hard to keep our electrolytes balanced. Pickle help balance our electrolytes. They also contain many micro-nutrients that our bones need for healing. The juice contains many of the same benefits so don’t dump it drink it. Some of the benefits of the vinegar in the juice is it disrupts pain receptors thus reducing pain. It also has antimicrobial properties and reduces Candida.

23  Red Clover Tea  I have heard of this one causing gas pains but have not been able to confirm it. I have talked to some who have used it and didn’t complain. It has been shown to strengthen bones and increase estrogen production.

24  Olive Oil  olive oil helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, it also reduces the risk of stroke. It has been shown to prevent the death of DNA and encourages tumor cell death. It also contain Oleanic Acid which helps maintain Nrf2 pathways. When Nrf2 pathways are not functioning properly there is a lot of damage throughout the body especially neurological. Oleanic acid cuts down on oxidative stress.

25  Bone Broth  has been shown to heal leaky gut and also helps build bone marrow. 

26  Tumeric  contains Curcumin which has been shown to fight cancer and has antimicrobial properties. It has also been shown to reduce MS symptoms. Tumeric also helps protect the renal system. Black Pepper helps increase the bio-availability of Curcumin.

27  Iron  helps metabolize protein and reduces fatigue. When we are ill we can lose iron. Iron also strengthens the immune system.

Good sources of iron are legumes, lentils, grains, leafy green vegetables, turnips, fish, and meat.

28  Multivitamin  take a good quality multivitamin if you can. I would not take more then a few times a week because usually if you do you only end up peeing the rest of them out.

 

 

Lyme Sufferers Only

 

This is one that I am nervous mentioning because it could result in someone getting very ill. If you have Lyme and your immune system has been suppressed there are things that will help, only do this if you have had the numbers of the spyrochete lowered in your body or it may set off a nightmarish cytokine response. Lyme decreases IL-4 to stealth itself from the immune system.

Echinacia (E. angustifolia and E. Pallida) are the types to use. This has been know to increase IL-4. Also a Chinese herb called Furling has been shown to increase IL-4 production.

 

Modern day wheat can be hard for our bodies to process. If you are like me and if you can find it try getting Einkorn Wheat. It is the type that our ancestors used and it is easier for our bodies to process.

 

   

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Later Stage Lyme or Illness And Healing

I am doing this post as a reminder to me and maybe a few of my fellow Lymies when we start feeling better we start forgetting to do these things. This will help others who are ill also. But I have other post that are put together much better. I will clean this up and do a better job when I get a chance.

Later Stage Lyme and Illness

I am not a medical professional. I am posting this information because these are the things that have helped me and I am hoping they may help others. Always try one new thing at a time so if you have a reaction then you will know what you have a reaction to and should not take. If you are taking medication you should go to www.webmd.com do a search for the supplement and they will list the drug interactions and side affects if there is information on it. I am not going to mention th more obvious thing like vitamin C because most people are very aware of the vitamins needed. Also I will repeat things because I feel it is good to remind ourselves.

Detoxing

Detoxing is the first step you should take when you have any illness because they release many toxins that have effects on all parts of the body. When the pathogen dies it releases even more toxins so you may get even sicker when you first start treating it. It is very important to get the toxins out because they can do a lot of damage to the body.

When detoxing make sure you get plenty of water preferably with lemon. Chlorophyl capsules will also help you to detox. Dandelion also helps with detoxing there are studies showing how well it works at detoxing and protecting the body. There are many ways to use it some put it in their salads. I like the leaves lightly stir fried. I like breading and deep frying the flowers. I also like drying the leaves and using it for tea. Make sure you drink water because just like coffee and tea it is a diuretic. When I deep fry them I use peanut oil because it infuses some nutrients into them.

Another very important part of detoxing is not consuming to much or too little protein. If you consume too much it will raise the ammonia levels in your body. If you eat too little then you body will use muscle for energy and again the ammonia levels will go up in your body. So listen to your body if you crave protein then give the body what it wants but if you are not craving it listen to your body.

There is a product that contains arginine and ornithine which should help reduce ammonia levels that the pathogens has caused to become heightened. I am not endorsing the product but from the ingredient that are listed to be in it , it should do a good job at lowering ammonia levels. I would only use it if you cannot get your ammonia levels down. It is called Maxy-HGH made by Food Science.

Chlorophyll helps remove mercury and helps with detoxing in general, also helps build the blood up. Sources of chlorophyll are green produce. Chlorophyll can also help remove mercury from the body. High sulfur foods like broccoli and onions have been shown to help the body remove mercury along with cilantro.

Fluoride works havoc on the whole body. It is also one of the ingredients in some drugs that they use to make people more passive. There are cheaper and better methods of killing pathogens in water so it makes me wonder why they use fluorination?

Some methods to get flouride out of the body is to drink tamarind tea, iodine helps remove it, also boron has been shown to remove fluoride. You can get boron by taking a 1/3 teaspoon of borax and adding it to 1 quart of water or if you are using liters use ¼ teaspoon per liter of water. Apple also contain some boron.

Lead is another tough one to remove. High sulfur foods also help in the removal of lead along with the mercury. Cilantro also helps with mercury removal. If you maintain your calcium levels then it makes it more difficult for the lead to stay in your body.

Healing The Gut

Healing the digestive system plays a major role in healing. It is important to get this healed so we get the nutrients we need for healing and it plays major roles in our immune system. So it is very important to focus on healing our digestive system.

One of the first things you should do is stop eating GMOs especially corn. I am not certain but I think peas are GMO. If you have Candida you should avoid wheat anyways but most of it is GMO now. GMOs throw the balance of our digestive system off and make us prone to Candida and parsites.

Lyme and other illnesses attack the digestive system they also lower our immune system so we are susceptible to opportunistic infections like Candida and Hpylori.

From the things we experience usually the lining of our stomachs get damaged. I used liquid Aloe Vera capsules. It helps coat the stomach so it can heal ant also has some antimicrobial properties. If that doesn’t help then I also add Cherry flavored Pepto Bismol. I get the cherry because mint stimulates acid production so we want to try to stay away from mint. We should also avoid things with tannic acid like coffee.

Now to fight the infections in our gut we need to use Ghee. Ghee has butyric acid, butyric acid works to protect the stomach and intestines it also helps break our food down so we get more nutrients and energy . We also get the added benefits of the phospolipids that help strengthen and protect our cells. Choline should be taken at the same time that you use the Ghee because it helps your body process the healthy fats better. Sources of it are milk, green fruits and vegetables, chicken, kidney beans, peanuts, almonds and brown rices.

Now I take a multitude of things to fight opportunistic infections and possible parasites. Alicin is derived from garlic it is the yellow stuff that forms when garlic is cut or crushed. It has some anti parasitic properties and antimicrobial properties. Bromelain is the next one on my list. It is derived form pineapple it also helps fight parasites. Oregano oil has worked great for my Candida and has dramatically reduced my symptoms of Lyme. You cannot take too much of it. There have been studies on people who have taken very high doses with no adverse affects. I don’t know much about it but I couldn’t take it on an empty stomach as a matter of fact I would not take any of these on an empty stomach. Another one I have not tried but heard it works good on Candida is bee propolis. I do not know anything about it. Clove oil is another I like but I do not like the taste. It helps with pain and it also has anti paritsitic properties. Chlorophyll is another thing that is noted for killing Candida it really helped mine. I get the capsules because I hate the taste of the liquid. You get the added benefit of it helping to remove mercury from the body. Kelped helped my Candida a lot but you have to make sure it did not come from contaminated waters. Also it is high in iodine so you don’t want to take Too much of it. Xylitol is another thing you can add to the arsenal because a lot of pathogens can form biofilms and it has been shown to break up those biofilms making it easier for your body to kill them. Wormwood/Walnut tincture also works very good at killing Candida and other infections. It like coconut oil can cross the blood brain barrier. You have to be careful with this one. Only use it for a couple weeks a month at the most and follow directions when you use it. If you are prone to seizures then they don’t recommend using it. I had very good results with this. You must make sure that it is Wormwood/Walnut both. I have tried just Wormwood and it is not as effective.

Now it is important to use probiotics to restore your your digestive tract. Make sure it has active cultures and acidodelphus the higher the number the better it is. Not sure about the spelling on that one. Also eat yogurt and fermented foods like sour kraut and kim chi, not sure about the spelling on that one either but it is the Korean version of sour kraut. There is another people say helps it is called kefir but I have never tried it.

Inulin promotes healthy bacteria in the digestive system and improves digestive functions. (think fiber) Studies have shown that it may contribute to better calcium abosorbtion. Sources of inulin are chicory root, jerusalem artichoke, asparagus, artichokes, bananas, rye and barley.

Electrolytes

Most illnesses cause an electrolyte imbalance. When people think of electrolytes they usually think of the minerals you lose but water intake has to be balanced also. If your electrolyte balance is off then you will be thirsty no matter how much water you drink you will continue to be thirsty. This is why it is important to balance your electrolytes. The amount of water varies by person but on average from what I have been reading we should get between 9-13 cups of water a day. Since it was not specified whether it was from just water consumption I believe that those amounts were considering the water we take in from our food also. The minerals we lose the most are calcium,magnesium, potassium, phosphorus. I did not mention milk because once it is pasteurized the calcium changes to a type that is difficult for the body to use.

Something to keep in mind is that calcium and magnesium need to be balanced, so try to balance your intake of them best you can. Calcium needs magnesium to work and vice versa. Some sources of calcium are white beans, salmon, sardines, dried figs, black strap molasses, kale, black eyed peas, almonds, oranges, turnip greens, sesame seeds.

Some sources of magnesium are squash seeds and pumpkins seeds,spinach, swiss chard, sesame seeds, quinoa, beans, and nuts.

Some sources of potassium are beans, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, milk products, clams, carrots,squash,bananas,oranges and apricots.

Some sources of phosphorus are scallops,sardines,squash and pumpkin seeds,cod, tuna, lentils,shrimp,mushrooms,quinoa,oatmeal, cheese and milk.

For Infection

Since Lyme and many other illnesses lower our immune system we need to take things to help protect us. There are infections that can cross the blood brain barrier. What helped me for the brain part of my infections is coconut oil, walnut/worm wood tincture. I got my vision back and it dramatically reduced my head aches. Coconut oil is a diuretic.

For the other parasites and infections that could get in other areas of the body, I used bromelian which comes from pineapple, clove oil and oregano really helped I felt the effects of them within a few days. I used xylitol to help break up biofilms. Xylitol toothpaste works great for problems with the teeth. They can get xylitol from corn and most corn is GMO so try to find organic. Stevia has been shown to work very good at helping to kill Lyme I have seen many studies showing very good results but I have not tried it. I don’t know much about stevia.

I had candida and some things that really help me was Kelp make sure it does not come from contaminated water, coconut oil, chlorophyll capsules, vinegar, and again the bromelian. Try to stay away from GMO products it throws your digestive balance off and has been shown to damage the intestines and stomach. Most corn and wheat is GMO, Some bananas are.

Deep Healing

There some nutrients that will help with deep healing like Oleic Acid found in olive oil helps heal the Nrf2 pathways but be careful because just like vitamin A it can be toxic to the body if you get too much.

Vitamin D3 and CoQ10 help with deep down energy and repair but have to be taken with an oil because they are oil soluble.

Hyaluronic acid and glucosamine chondroiton help with joint and skin repair.

Flavanoids help with repair and inflammation. Most fruits and vegetables contain them but some very good sources of those are parsleys,onions, blue berries, tea, bananas, citrus fruits, dark chocolate, red wine, skin on peanuts and sophora root.

Lyme and other illnesses can attack the smooth muscle which has effects on the whole body. All the things mentioned above help smooth muscle heal but we need to get ammino acids. There are various kinds of ammino acids.

Lysine which is found in catfish,beef,chicken,azuki bean, milk, pumpkin or squash seeds, eggs, peas, lentils, beans, and quinoa.

Methionine is found in eggs, sesame seeds,cheese, brazil nuts, chicken, nuts, fish, pork, wheat germ is usually Gmo now days, peanuts and lentils.

Isoleucine is found in eggs, turkey, chicken, legumes, cereal grains, almonds, oats, beans, brown rice, sea weed make sure it is not from a source of contaminated water.

Becareful with the kelp and other seaweed, they are high in iodine. We need iodine but if we get too much it is not good.

Tryptophon is found in eggs, spirulina, cod, cheese, sesame seeds, pork, lamb, chocolate, milk, rice, quino, potoatoes, tamarind, banana, and beans and legumes.

Myoinoitol is found in fruit, beans and nuts.

Threonine is found in poultry, cottage cheese and other milk products, fish, meat, lentils, black turtle beans, and sesame seeds.

Glutamine is found in cauliflower, eggs, broccoli, cod, spinach, milk, chicken kidney, quinoa, grapefruit, peanuts, almonds and brown rice.

Illness also causes vitamin deficiencies. Usually vitamins and minerals like zinc, vitamin c, vitamin A, and vitamin E. Be careful with vitamin E if you take too much it can damage your liver.

We also lose a lot of the B complexes. I prefer getting them from natural sources because they can drop your sugar levels. Good sources of them are cereal grains, lentils, fish, eggs, whole milk, meat, pork, eggs, nuts, chicken, fish, fruits and vegetables, potatoes, liver, beans, yogurt, avocado, sweet potatoes, mushrooms and broccoli.We also need to eat foods high in Omega3 fatty acids they are an antioxidant just Like vitamin C

I added resvratol because it helps with nerve damage it is found in wine chocolate and dark berries. Some other things that help with nerve damage are the Omega3 fatty acids, Good sources of those are camelina, purslane, dark colored berries, kiwi, goose berry, perilla, chia seed, flax seed, and nuts.

Polyphenols enhance the immune system, also helps heal the lungs. Some of the best sources are cloves,anise,cocoa powder, oregano, celery seeds, flax seeds, nuts, elderberries, black olives, chicory, dried sweet basil, plums, most dark berries like black berries, and ginger.

Alpha Lipoic Acid is good for the cardiovascular system. It also has the ability to rehabilitate other intioxidants. Your body produces it so detoxing and supporting the renal system should help with it. Some sources of it are meat and organs from grass feed animals, broccoli, spinach, and postatoes.

Anthocyanins are neuro protective. You get those from dark colored fruits and vegetables. Black berries, plums, cran berries, blue berries, bananas (careful some are GMO), red cabage, asparagus, grapes and wine.

Biotin regulates gene expression. Some food sources are egg yolk, liver, whole grain (Non GMO), cheese, pork, salmon,

If you having thyroid problems you may want to pay attention to your iodine because it is a key component of thyroid hormones. Food sources of it are seafood, seaweed (make sure it does not come from contaminated water), dairy products, grains, (Non GMO), poultry and eggs.

Selenium is part of the amino acid processes for gene encoding and regulation of the bodies cells.

If you are having thyroid problems ginsenosides may help. It has been shown to stimulate pituatary glands and adrenal. It is found in ginseng.

Asparagine is kind of like the bodies back up battery. It is necessary for the deep down energy your body needs. Sources of it are asparagus, potatoes, legumes, nuts and seeds like pumpkin and squash.

Quercetin is an antioxident and provides energy to the mitochondria. Quercetin also helps keep the heart healthy. Foods that contain it are canned capers, onions, red and dark colored produce. Quercetin is lost during cooking so the less you cook it the better.

Lignans reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, also know for helping with chronic fatigue. Safe for women it will help men but will do the opposite if used in to high of a dose. Food sources of it are ground flax seed, sunflower seeds, kale, broccoli, cashews, and berries.

Sulphanes help fight neurodegenerative disease and cancer. Good sources of them are eggs, broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, cabbage and a little in onions.

Valine and tyrosine is and amino acids that helps with liver disease and metabolic disorders. They also aid in regulating the abosrbtion of other amino acids. Sources of valine and tyrosine are cheese, beef, lamb, chicken, pork, chicken, nuts, fish, beans, mushrooms, pumpkin and squash seeds.

Lycopene helps protect the heart and studies have shown that it could possibly help heal some damage. Sources of Lycopene are cooked tomatoes, grapefruit, papay, purple cabbage, mango, and carrots.

Love and Happiness

Love and happiness are just as important to healing as the food. There are some foods that will help your body produce the thins love does but it is not as effective as the real thing. The hard part is there is not a lot of love for those who are ill especially those who have Lyme. The things you want your body to produce are dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, vasopressin, endorphens. They have found when you are happy or in love your bodies immune system is healthier and it even makes your smooth muscle healthier. I do not believe in taking supplements for these because your body can get used to it and then it will have a difficult time producing it.

Dopamine is produced in your body from L-tyrosine. It is found things like mustard greens,fava beans, duck, chicken, white cheese, oatmeal, seaweed, and dark chocolate.

Tryptophan , good sources are turkey, chicken, pumpkin and squash seeds, cheese, cashews, almonds, and seseme seeds.

Serotonin is synthesized from tryptophan it requires good carbs to be produced.

Oxytocin is produced when you exercise, when you share, human contact, aroma therapy especially vinilla and Lavender, laughing, doing acts of kindness, sunlight and scenes that make you happy,even thinking of things that make you happy, positive social interaction even good social network interactions have been shown to increase the bodies oxytocin levels.

Vassopressin will be produced if your electrolytes are balanced.

Endorphins are produced when we exercise, eating chocolate can also stimulate endorphins. Capsaicin found in hot peppers and good carbs can stimulate Endorphins. I know this one will be controversial and I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t see peer reviewed studies but marijuana also helps the body produce endorphins. In the studies they were consumed.

This is just a rough version when I get a chance I will do a little better with this. I know it needs work.

Blog Navigation Page.

I am putting this page on here to help people navigate. It is a little difficult to organize things on here so I figured this would make it much easier. I am going to put the links to all my articles from health to spiritual. If you need to translate anything to your language or another language this is information on how to do that. https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/about/translate-to-your-language/

Also if you want to display scriptures that are on web pages this article will discuss that.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/how-to-display-scriptures-that-are-on-web-pages/

        These Links Are For Health And Illness

I wrote this because this is the advise that others gave me when I first found out I had Lyme. It is very scary and they helped me deal with all the issues that are involved with Lyme.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/lyme-disease-is-scarey/

This article is how to help strengthen your immune system.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/diet-to-help-support-the-immune-system/

A lot of people who are suffering from infections have heart problems, this article is about foods that can help with that.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/diet-to-help-with-pots-av-block-and-detox-issues/

A lot of people when ill will have joint and never problems, this is information that may help with that.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/nutrients-needed-for-joint-nerve-bone-and-ligament-repair/

I wrote this from asking many Lyme sufferers what their symptoms were in the order they occurred. Some of these symptoms could be from coinfections that Lyme sufferers usually have.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/most-common-symptoms-from-lyme-or-tick-born-disease/

I posted this link to another blog because this is something that is missed in a lot of Lyme Sufferers and they did a wonderful job of writing it.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/mycoplasma-the-hidden-co-infection-of-lyme/

These are herbs I used that has really been helping me in my fight with Lyme.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/herbals-i-used-in-the-fight-with-lyme/

I did this post because I noticed that there are people taking herbs that can be dangerous. I will update it once in a while.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/dangerous-or-useless-herbs/

Spiritual Articles.

This article discusses how to use your bible.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/how-to-use-your-bible/

I did this article because of the evolution teaching and how much scientific theories get taught as fact when they are only theories.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/was-man-created-or-did-we-evolve/

This articles discussed jealous and envy, and how they can affect us.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/12/20/jealousy-or-envy/

This article discusses why Jesus is the Amen.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/11/22/jesus-is-the-amen/

I always wondered why Jesus was called the only begotten son. This study answers that question.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/why-is-jesus-the-only-begotten-son/

Most people think that the earth was God’s first creation. This article discusses how that is not true.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/what-was-gods-first-creation-hint-it-wasnt-the-earth/

This article discusses sin and how to identify it.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/11/01/what-is-sin-and-some-steps-to-repenting/

This article is the continuation of what sin is and how to identify it.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/what-is-sin-this-is-the-continuation-of-a-previous-study/

This article discusses why we should study the bible.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/reasons-for-studying-the-bible/

If you are worshipping in truth then you will be persecuted , this article discusses how to identify when you are being persecuted for righteous reasons.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/persecution-why-and-who/

You may not view posting on Facebook as a spiritual issue but it can be. This article discusses that.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/how-viral-posting-on-facebook-and-blogs-can-be/

This article discusses how to identify false religion.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/apostasy-false-worship/

This article discusses how our speech can affect our standing with God.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/language-or-speech-that-offends-god/

This article discusses how you  could be worshipping Satan with out even knowing it.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/you-could-be-worshipping-satan-and-not-know-it/

This article discusses what the number 666 means.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/god-marks-his-people-satans-marked-also-666/

This article discusses what the heavenly kingdom is and exactly what it will do.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/what-is-the-heavenly-kingdom/

This article discusses why we should not fight wars and why God approved of it in the past.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/why-does-god-say-not-to-fight-wars-when-he-used-to-have-israel-fight-wars/

This article discusses what God’s name is and why we should use it.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/why-use-gods-name-jehovah/

This article discusses how we can be happy even though we are living in perilous times.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/06/08/happiness-how-can-i-be-happy/

Most religions make God seem cruel or mean. It even seems like God doesn’t care about us. Why would such a loving God permit so much suffering. This article discusses that issue.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/is-god-cruel-or-mean/

This article discusses Love so we can learn to properly identify it so we can more easily find it.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/what-is-love-how-well-is-your-knowledge-of-love/

This article discusses which bible is the most accurate.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/what-is-the-best-new-testament-colwells-rule-of-bible-translation/

This article shows that those who fear man , or fear what others think will be destroyed.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/do-you-know-those-who-fear-what-others-think-about-studying-and-sharing-the-truth-will-be-destroyed/

This article discusses how Satan is mortal just like us.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/satan-and-the-demons-are-mortal-they-will-die/

There are a lot of false teaching about death and this article discusses those false teachings.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/the-true-condition-of-the-dead/

This article discusses that there will eventually be world peace.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/no-more-warthere-will-be-peace/

The pharisees received a baptism by fire to see what it is read this article.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/baptism-by-fire/

This article ask the question how many times can someone die. Most people get the answer wrong.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/how-many-times-can-someone-die/

This article discusses does God really work in mysterious ways?

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/does-god-work-in-mysterious-ways/

 

Diet To Help Support The Immune System.

Diet To Help Support The Immune System.

I am not a medical professional, my medical knowledge is limited. I am not giving medical advice I am posting what I have learned from getting ill from Lyme. I will post a flow chart below of how I believe the Immune System works.

Phospholipids

Phospolipids provide support and protection to our cells by surrounding them. Our body also needs them to repair. They also help lower inflammation in the body. They are even key in helping our bodies fight infection and cancer. One of the best sources of phospolipids is Ghee.

Your body cannot process it if it does not have enough choline. Good sources of choline are Green Vegetable, Milk , Chicken , Kidney Beans , Grapefruit , Peanuts,

Almonds and Brown Rice.

Good source of phospolipids are Ghee, Flax Seed Oil , Coconut Oil , And most other oils. Eggs also contain them.

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Function Of The Spleen

The Spleen stores blood including Lymphocytes (white blood cells) . It also helps remove damaged blood cells and platelets. It also destroys bacteria and other foreign substances.

Spleen Health

      1. Eat non processed foods.

      2. Eat lots of soups the spleen likes soups.

      3. Relax after eating.

      4. Don’t drink liquids that are too cold the spleen does not like that.

      5. If possible if your health permits exercise the abdomen.

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        Function Of The Liver

      1. Breaks down and detoxifies substances in our bodies.

      2. Converts stored sugar to usable sugar.

      3. Breaks down hemoglobin and Insulan.

      4. Destroys old blood red blood cells.

      5. Stores vitamins like B12, Folic Acid , Iron , Vitamin A , Vitamin D , and Vitamin K.

Liver Health

      1. Do not take too many vitamins it can be hard on the liver. Some are not but research which ones aren’t. I only take a multivitamin twice a week. Any more then that and you are probably wasting your money because you will just pee them out.

      2. Don’t over indulge in alcohol.

      3. Stay away from trans fats they are very hard on the liver.

      4. Do not use GM (Genetically Modified) foods, they contain BT Toxins

        (Bacillus Thuringiensis) they are very hard on the whole body.

      5. Drink tea or coffee just not in excess. They have been shown to lower the risk of kidney disease.

      6. Try not to take pain killers , like acetaminophen they are toxic to the liver.

      7. Don’t touch or breath in toxins, your skin and lungs are like a sponge and will absorb them.

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Lymphatic System

The lymph glands contain lymphocytes (white blood cells) . The lymphocytes in the lymph nodes respond to antigens produced by pathogens. They make antibodies, which target the pathogens producing the antigens.

Lymphatic System Health

      1. Eat a diet that contains Vitamin A. Vitamin A allows for the proper gene activation within lymph nodes. Sweet potatoes, kale , Pumpkin, Carrots , and Fish are high in Vitamin A.

      2. Avoid processed foods and sugar.

      3. Eat complex carbohydrates. Fruits and Vegetables , Whole Grains , Nuts , Seeds , Legumes , and Diary Products have complex carbohydrates.

      4. Drink some tea.

      5. Eat lots of polyunsaturated fats. Good sources of these are, sunflower seeds , sesame seeds , chia seeds, seeds in general, peanuts , olive oil , canola oil , ghee, whole grain wheat , oily fish.

      6. Vitamin D also helps support the Lymphatic System.

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Bone Marrow produces red blood cells and lymphocytes (white blood cells) to support the immune system. Bone Marrow also produces stem cells.

Bone Marrow Health

        1. Eat dark leafy greens that are high in iron. Raisons , Prunes and Apricots are good sources of iron.

        2. Avoid sugar.

        3. Avoid chemical additives.

        4. Avoid consuming too much alcohol.

        5. Avoid GM (genetically modified) foods. They contain BT Toxins.

        6. Get lots of protein. I have found egg protein helps me a lot, it contains albumin which helps the muscles. Whey protein is another good source of protein. Do not take soy protein, especially if you are a male it can make you grow breast.

        7. Eat foods high in Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal) It is used to form hemoglobin, it also plays an important role in producing energy to sustain cells. Good sources of that are Eggs, Whole Grains , Milk , Potatoes.

        8. Eat foods high in B Vitamins (folic acid). Helps to produce red blood cells. Good sources are Brown Rice , Green Vegetables , Beans.

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The intestines contribute a lot to our health and so does our stomach. If we put bad things in our body like GM foods with the BT Toxins then we can affect the health of our whole body. The intestine helps to break down our food to make it more easier for the body to convert it to energy. It also helps to fight infection. To do these things properly it needs butyric acid. Butyric Acid also helps break the food down so your body can more readily use it, it also helps protect your stomach , nerve repair, and also helps fight infection. It has also been shown to help fight cancer. Good sources of that are Ghee , flax seed oil, oats, sweet potatoes , fruits, and vegetables , nuts also your body will produce it if you eat a high fiber diet. I would and a probiotic to the mix to help with digestion to replace any enzymes you my have lost.

Another thing you need for colon health is a prebiotic, That is fiber that your body cannot easily digest. Good sources of prebiotics are Wheat Bran , Bananas , Onion.

Vitamin C

I wasn’t sured were to put this in my blog. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) helps everything. It is vital to get enough vitamin C to help the immune system. Vitamin C helps remove toxins, heavy metals , lowers cholesterol , it pretty much helps protect our body from everything. Studies have found that vitamin C is extremely good at help to protect from upper respiratory infection. Vitamin C helps with the absorption of iron, healing and growth of collagen, Some of the best sources of vitamin C are c antelope , citrus fruits , broccoli , cabbage , peppers , kiwi , tomatoes.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopheral , d-alph-acetate, d-alpho-tocopheral succinate) are the forms that you will find it in if you take a vitamin E supplement. If there is a “dl” at the beginning do not take it because it is derived petroleum . The ones that begin only with a D are the ones that are from natural sources. We need polyunsaturated fats but our body uses more vitamin E when we consume them so we need to make sure we get enough vitamin E. Vitamin E serves a lot of the same functions as vitamin C . It helps protect our bodies from free radicals, protects the heart , helps our vision , even helps keep the blood healthy , helps arthritis, helps leg pain, helps blood vessels, helps protect us from hardening of the arteries , helps protect from cancer , it also helps with Alzheimer, helps with chronic fatigue, the list goes on and on . Do not take too much because you can take enough that it becomes toxic. That is why I prefer natural sources of vitamin E. You should take it with a fat because it is fat soluble. You could use coconut oil, flax seed oil or ghee. Good sources of vitamin E are leafy greens , tropical fruits , nuts , peppers , vegetable oils and olive oil , just about all the natural oils have it , whole wheat , and tomatoes.

Zinc

Zinc improves cardio vascular health. Helps prevent diabetes , has antioxidant effects , improves sleep it is necessary for the metabolism of melatonin. Zinc also improves energy, boost the immune system , speeds wound healing and helps with ADHD symptoms. Sources of Zinc are shell fish , red meats , pumpkin or squash seeds , nuts , dark chocolate , poultry , beans , legumes . The zinc in fruits and vegetables cannot be used by the body.

Beta-Carotene

Beta-Carotene is an antioxidant, it enhances and strengthens the immune system to help fight infections. It also promotes proper cell communication , protects our DNA and helps protect the brain from again. Sources of Beta-Carotene are peas , orange fruits and vegetables , dark leafy greens , sweet red peppers and broccoli.

Magnesium

Every organ depends on magnesium. Magnesium needs vitamin D and vice versa. Magnesium is needed for biochemical reactions in the body. Magnesium also helps reduce high blood pressure , it helps alleviate gastrointestinal problems, it helps regulate blood sugar levels , helps maintain a healthy heart , helps strengthen

our bones healthy bones mean a healthier immune system. Magnesium is also a powerful detoxifier and helps reduce your risk for cancer. Magnesium also needed to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, keeps the immune system healthy, and helps maintain heart rythom. Sources of magnesium are dark leafy greens , nuts and seeds , beans , lentils , whole grains , avocados , dairy products , bananas , dark chocolate , shell fish , black tea , blackstrap molasses.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps maintain healthy bones healthy bones means a healthier immune system. Vitamin D also helps the body absorb minerals better, stabilizes sugar levels and guards against insulin resistance. It also regulates many genes in the body.

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If you are interested in this post you may also be interested my my other post on being healthy. https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/diet-to-help-with-pots-av-block-and-detox-issues/

Nutrients Needed For Joint, Nerve, Bone and Ligament Repair.

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Foods Needed For Bone, Nerve, Ligament Repair And Joint Repair.

I grouped all the foods into one post because the nutrients needed for bone, nerve, ligament and joint repair was almost the same. Always drink lots of water the body needs the fluids to repair. Also replenish your electrolytes. Maybe drink a little salt water.

1. Choline – cauliflower, eggs , broccoli , cod fish , spinach , milk , grapefruit , almonds , brown rice.

  1. Omega-3 fatty acids – fish , shell fish , flax seed or flax seed oil , pumpkin seed , walnuts , Ghee , canola , brussel sprouts , spinach, mustard oil , leafy greens including water cress.

  2. Vitamin C – citrus fruits ,broccoli , strawberries , cantaloupe , potatoes , tomatoes , peppers , guava , leafy greens.

  3. Magnesium – almonds spinach , cashews , peanuts , edamame , peanut butter , whole wheat , bread , avocado , potatoes , brown rice , yogurt , oats , kidney beans , bananas , milk , raisons , chicken, apples , raw carrots , dark chocolate , black pepper , prunes.

  4. Vitamin D – fish , liver , cheese , eggs , milk.

  5. B12 – shellfish , liver , fish , red meat , dairy products , eggs , chicken , turkey.

  6. Calcium – milk and milk products, tums , leafy greens , fish , broccoli.

  7. Glutamine – beef , chicken , eggs , milk and dairy products , lentils , peas , wheat , cabbage , beets , brussel sprouts , leafy greens , beans , parsley.

  8. Glutamic Acid – this one is very important for nerve repair. Found in all meats , poultry , diary products , fish , kombu.

  9. Lipoic acid – found in all foods especially spinach and broccoli.

  10. Vitamin B1 – pork , nuts , sunflower seed , green peas , squash , bean , asparagus.

  11. Vitamin B2 – cheese , almonds , beef , lamb , oily fish like mackerel , eggs , pork , mushrooms , sesame seeds , seafood , spinach.

  12. Vitamin B3 – fish , poultry , pork , liver , peanuts , beef , mushrooms , green peas , mushrooms , avocado.

  13. Vitamin B5 – cauliflower , broccoli , yellow corn , leafy greens , tomatoes , legumes , beans , sweet potatoes.

  14. Vitamin B6 – sun flower seeds , pistachio nuts , fish , poultry , pork , prunes , leafy greens , beef , bananas , avocados.

  15. Methysulfonlymethane – cows milk , tea , swiss chard , beer , alfalfa sprouts , apples , raspberries , vegetables , whole grains , legumes . Processing food removes most of the MSM.

  16. Chondroitin – the only source of this I know of is supplements. If you buy a supplement get one that has glucosamine, chondroitin and msm.

Diet To Help With POTS, AV Block And Detox Issues And Over All Well Being.

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Key Foods For Our Health.

This article should help healthy people as well as unhealthy. In dealing with Lyme I have learned a lot about how our diet can influence the body. Issues discussed in this blog can help if you don’t seem to get much energy from the food you eat, to helping with inflamation and cell repair.  What I have found is the things that play one of the biggest rules in protecting your health is Butyric Acid and Phospholipids.   I discuss what your body needs to increase the levels of them  . From the research I have done I believe they are the key to our health so eating foods to increase the levels of them we can dramatically improve our health. Improving our bodies production of Butyric Acid and Phospholipids has been shown to help fight cancer. Whatever you do stay away from caffeine , sugar , and alcohol , they are like poison to people who are ill. I left a very important part out of this article so I am going to post it at the end of the bottom. It is the importance of giving your body what it needs to support and repair RNA. (Ribonucleic Acid)   If you do not do that then this information will help but not to the degree that it could. By supporting the RNA you can actually reverse a little of the ageing.

 POTS AV Block And Detox Issues.

Many Lyme sufferers develop POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) , AV Blocks (Atrio ventricular blocks) and will sometimes develop Detox issues caused by MTHFR mutation. If you want to know more about MTHFR this site is the best at explaining it http://mthfr.net/ . So you have to choose your food to help your body heel from the damage Lyme causes. Lyme causes a lot of cell damage. So our bodies need phospholipids to help with the repair of the damage Lyme has caused. Because of the cell damage Lyme Sufferers have a lot of swelling including in the heart. The phospholipids help in the repair of the body, they also help in getting the inflammation in our bodies down. Phospholipids are amazing they are even key in helping our bodies fight infection.

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To help our body to produce the phospholipids we need to make sure we eat the food that contains the nutrients it needs. I put together a list of foods that will help to do that. Cows Ghee has most of the vitamins and nutrients mentioned below so it is like a supper food. Especially if it is from milk produced by a grass feed cow ,sophora root is another thing loaded with a lot of the nutrients listed below . Also make sure you drink lots and lots of water.

  1. Omega-3 fatty acids – Camelina , Purslane , Black Raspberry , Kiwifruit seed (chinese goose berry) , Perilla , Chia seed , Flax seed or Flax seed oil , Canola , Butternuts , Persian Walnuts , Pecans , Hazel nuts.

  2. Amino Acids – this is going to be the longest because there are different types of amino acids your body needs to produce.

A) Lysine – Catfish , beef , chicken , azuki bean , milk , pumpkin seed , egg , pea, lentil , lentil , kidney bean , winged bean (Goa bean) , chick pea , navy bean , Quinoa .

B) Methionine – Egg , Sesame seeds , cheese , brazil nuts , chicken , fish , pork , wheat germ , oat , peanuts , corn , lentils .

C) Isoleucine – eggs , sea weed (be careful eating too much of this it is high in iodine, you don’t want to get your iodine levels to high.) , turkey , chicken , cereal grains , legumes , wheat germ , almonds , oat , peas , lentils , brown rice , beans .

D) Tryptophan – eggs , spirulina , cod , cheese , sesame seed , pork , turkey , chicken ,beef , oats , lamb , chocolate , milk , rice , Quinao , potatoes , tamarind , banana , beans , legumes .

E) Myo-inoitol – fruit , beans , nuts .

F) Threonine – poultry , cottage cheese , fish , meat , lentils , black turtle bean , sesame seeds .

G) Glutamine – beef, chicken , fish , eggs , milk and dairy products , cabbage , beets , beans , spinach , parsley .

H) Choline – Cauliflower , eggs , broccoli , cod , spinach , wheat germ , milk , tofu , chicken, kidney beans , Quinoa , grapefruit , peanuts , almonds , brown rice .

Flavonoids. – These also help in healing and also help with inflammation. Most fruits and vegetables that you eat contain them but there are sources that are very high in flavonoids. Parsley , onions , blue berries , tea , bananas , all citrus fruits , red wine , dark chocolate , The red skin on peanuts , sophora root .

Vitamins – Lyme causes a lot of vitamin deficiencies which can be deficiencies in zinc , vitamin C , magnesium , iron , vitamin A , vitamin D , vitamin E . Also can cause deficiencies in the B complex vitamins. Here is a list of some sources of the B complexes. I prefer the natural source because I have a bad reaction to supplements containing the B complexes.

    1. B1(Thiamine) – cereal grains , lentils , green vegetables , fish , egg , whole milk , meat , pork , nuts .

    2. B2 (Riboflavin) – chicken , fish , eggs , milk and milk products , green vegetables .

    3. B3 (Niacin) – chicken , fish , whole wheat , legumes .

    4. B6 (Pyridoxine ) – Potatoes , read meat , beans , poultry , eggs .

    5. Folate (folic acid ) – liver, beans , green vegetables , most fruits and vegetables, legumes .

    6. Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) – fish , read meat , poultry , milk and milk products , eggs , shell fish.

    7. Biotin – liver , eggs or the best sources but this one is distributed throughout our food so just about anything you eat will have it.

    8. Pantothenic Acid – yogurt , avocado , legumes , lentils , sweet potatoes, mushrooms , broccoli .

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Butyric Acid – aides in digestion , helps break down food so the body can convert it into energy , helps protect the gut and intestine , also helps with nerve repair and has been shown to fight cancer. The best source of this is Ghee but you can also get it by eating oats , diary products , sweet potatoes , fruits and vegetables , nuts , it is also produced by the intestines from eating fiber. If you have Lyme your enzymes could be off so you should take a probiotic to help in producing butyric acid.

Salt Water – Something I did forget to mention is that you should add salt water to your diet because Lyme messes your electrolytes up.

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Repairing RNA, Helping Raynaud Phenomenon.

The is something I missed when I originally wrote this article. It is something I did not take into consideration. The RNA in your body gets damage by the Lyme and Co-infections. Ribonucleic Acid helps to repair the DNA. So I need to add this to the diet. The benefits of this diet change will be that it will help with Raynaud Phenomenon and even reverse a little of the aging in your body. Now to help RNA repair and function better we need to increase the bodies intake of nucleic acids. This will also help with cellular energy production in the body. When I research this most studies that I read were they got the nucleic acids from meat and other animal flesh showed that kidney stones could develop. The studies I read that were done to see what happened to vegetarians did not mentions kidneys stones forming so I am assuming that meant they did not have that problem when getting them from fruits and vegetables. This diet should also help in muscle repair and better muscle function. This will also help with bone repair because the foods that contain nucleic acid also contain magnesium. So here is the list of foods.

  1. Just about all green fruits and vegetables. Green fruits and vegetables are high in chlorophyll which is very good at chelating and helps remove heavy metals and toxins from your body. You can buy liquid chlorophyll but what I have found is the body must not be used to getting it in that quantity and if you take it on an empty stomach it can give you and upset stomach.

  2. Milk

  3. Lentils

  4. Pea and other legumes.

  5. Beans

  6. Radishes

  7. Onions

  8. Scallions

  9. Mushrooms

If you are interested in herbals that may help you I have another post on herbals that I have used that helped me a lot. That is at this post.   https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/herbals-i-used-in-the-fight-with-lyme/

Dangerous Or Useless Herbs.

This Is A List Of Herbs I Would Not Use They Can Be Dangerous Or Aren’t Worth Taking.

  1. Mountain Laurel (Kalmia Latifolia) dangerous

  2. St. John Wort (Hypercum) Everyone I know that has used this developed liver disease.

  3. Barberry dangerous

  4. Autumn Crocus (colchicum) dangerous

  5. Slippery Elm it is not dangerous been there have been a lot of research done on it and have found no benefits from using it.

  6. Golden seal is not worth taking internally because there has been research done and there were no benefits. But they have found it is somewhat good for the skin but there are other more effective things.

  7. Boswellia studies have shown there are no benefits of takeing it.

  8. Amica dangerous.

  9. Lycopdium destroys the liver.

  10. Nux Vomica (Rat poison) kills you.

I will update this list each time I am fairly certain of the information. If you want to know more about herbals www.webmd.com and www.wikipedia.org have a lot of usefull information.

Herbals I Used In The Fight With Lyme.

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Keep Records

Keep a journal of the food you eat and the herbals you take. Take notes on any that don’t work for you and the reactions you may have had to them. Keep track in the journal of the herbals that do work. Keep a record of how you feel after you eat certain foods. We develop many allergies to foods and this will help you to figure out what you can eat and can’t.  Be very careful of the herbals you take some can permanently damage your body and even kill you.

Herbals

Some of these herbals may not work for you. These are the ones I had the most success with. I will put what I used them for. As for the dosage and safety information I would recommend that you go to http://www.webmd.com . They have lots of information on herbals, they even have information on their safety and drug interactions.

Detoxing

One of the first things you should do is detox. Lyme puts out a lot of toxins when it is dieing. You liver plays a huge rule in fighting the Lyme Disease.  Most people recommended water with lemon juice but for some reason that would make me sick. My doctor recommended water with salt in it and that helped a lot. Also drink lots and lots of plain water. Another thing that helps with detoxing is that soaking in a hot tub of water. Lyme don’t like heat either so it also works to kill some of those buggers off. Be careful though if the Lyme has caused you heart problems   you can become dizzy when you go to get out of the tub and you can pass out. If you do this and you have heart problems brought on by the Lyme make sure you slowly stand up. Also I don’t get out of the tub until the water has cooled a little so my body temperature isn’t too high when I go to get out of the tub.

Now for the herbals for my renal system. I used Dandelion Tea and Milk Thistle. They tested my liver enzymes and they came back great which I guess is unusual for Lyme sufferers. Dandelion is a diuretic so make certain you keep drinking lots of water. Timing is important. I always took those before I took anything else to get my liver and gall bladder ready. Milk thistle and dandelion have both been shown to help protect the gall bladder and liver.

Detoxing is tough because if you eat too much protein ammonia is created, if you don’t eat enough protein ammonia it created. How to balance that I have no idea. I have found a product that should work very well but I have never tried it is Maxxy-HGH made  by Food Science. It has arginine and ornithine witch should help with the ammonia levels from infections. That doesn’t mean I endorse this product but finding one with those ingredients in them should help.

The Heart

Now for the heart. Most of us Lyme sufferers have a lot of problems with the heart. One of the best things that helped me was Ghee. The best way that I can describe it and it may not be acculturate but your body needs good fats to transport nutrients and to move stuff around your body to help fight infections. Kind of like little transport ships. From what people have told me Lyme attacks that good fat. Ghee helps replace it.  I also used Sophora Root for the heart palpitations. It worked fantastic I started to notice the difference within a couple of days. I could feel the palpitations getting milder and milder. The dizzy spells become much less frequent.  You will need to get some CoQ-10 and compliment it with Flax Seed Oil. The flax seed serves two purposes from what people have told me. The CoQ-10 needs to be taken with the flax seed oil in order to dissolve correctly or the body can’t use it. It also helps bust the cyst up that the lyme makes to protect itself. I also used grape seed extract to help with tissue repair in the heart.

The Fight Is On, Herbs To Help Fight Infections

For fighting the Lyme I used Kelp for the iodine and chlorophyll that is in it. I only took the kelp a few times a week because it is very high in iodine. I also used Bromelain and Coconut oil because I have been told that they will help fight the bio-films that could form from co-infections.  I used wormwood because it is noted for fighting the co-infections. Yes this exactly as directed. Warning people who are prone to having seizures should not use wormwood. I used the tincture and I put it in my tea after I brewed it. If you put it in the tea before the heat will make it so that it won’t work. This was amazing because within a couple days of taking it the throbbing in my head started to go away.  As of the writing of this I have not gotten to see an LLMD yet but have had a Lyme test and using the herbals my last Lyme test come back that I have an infection and my body shows it is fighting one but the levels weren’t high enough for them to tell what it is. An alternative to wormwood is black walmut but be very careful because it can be dangerous to use it you get to much in your system and you cannot use it very long.

For The Muscles And Joint Pain

For the muscle fatigue the ghee helped a lot with that it also made the lumps go away on my muscles and my energy levels improved dramatically. For the muscle spasms first I started drinking chamomile tea and it helped a lot. The muscle spasms and tremors really improved when I started taking Kudzu. Everyone recommended 8 ounces of ghee a day but I only used 4 ounces and it stilled helped me a lot.

For the inflammation and pain in the joints I used a tea that had cardamon, clove, cinnamon, curcumin I probably didn’t spell that one right, it also contained sweet basil. It tasted awful so I went and got some Hershey’s chocolate powder and brewed it with that. It made the tea tolerable. It helped quite a bit but didn’t take all the joint pain away.  There are people who recommended that I make bone broth. I did as they said but could never drink it because it smelled awful.

For The Belly

For the stomach pains I took Aloe Vera because lyme eats the lining of your stomach and the aloe coats it. I used the capsule but others said they had good results with the juice form. It worked fantastic. Now because we are prone to Candida infections which is a type of yeast infection I take liquid chlorophyll because it helps get rid of the bad infections in your gut without hurting the good. I also recommend a good probiotic. Advice given to me by many is that you should alternate between different brands of probiotics.  The higher the number with those the better it is. Take it a couple hours after taking antibiotics. And try to cut gluten and try to cut peanuts and cashews. Most Lymies have a reaction to those.   If you do have Candida which most of us get then you will bloat out and look like you are pregnant and get cramps and lots of gas.

Oh NO!  Not The Skin To

I don’t think there is a part of the body that tick born disease leaves alone. Most Lymies get skin rashes or spots that itch really bad. Also our skin dries out really bad like we are dehydrated no matter how much water we drink. To help with that a lot of Lyme sufferers use shea butter or coconut oil. Those did not help me. I found alternating between Jojoba Oil and Grape Seed Oil helped me a lot. It even took the burning sensation that I had in my skin away. The Jojoba has some disinfecting properties and the Grape Seed Oil has really good hydrating properties. Jojoba has even been shown to grow some hair back.

The Brain To?

This was the worst one, you will not be able to remember things. You will have floods of emotions for no reason. You will cry for no apparent reason. Get angry for no apparent reason. For the brain fog I learned to carry a note book in the car and I would put on it were I was going and what for. I would also put the directions. I keep notebooks handy at home also so that I could look at it to make sure I didn’t forget to do something. Lyme messes your head up so bad that you will even forget to eat. The coconut oil supplements help a lot with that also, so does the wormwood. The wormwood was amazing for me. It even took the throbbing head aches that we get away. I no longer feel like there is an alien trying to bust out of my head. Do not take it for more then a month and use it exactly as directed on the bottle. I felt like the damage to my brain was permanent but as I took the wormwood a lot of my brain functions returned, I am getting my memory back. I am not having trouble reading. I am not having the emotional mood swings. I still have not gotten my math abilities back though.

Rest

I do not recommend Melatonin for the erratic sleep patterns that we get. I took it and it severely amplified my symptoms.

Get lots of bed rest do not feel guilty for sleeping so much you need it. Do not let any stress bother you or it will take longer to get over Lyme it only makes it worse. Lyme will financially destroy you. A lot of your friends and family will become alienated from you because you will look healthy even though you are suffering some of the most horrendous things so they will say hurtful things. Do not let it get to you that will just prolong your healing.

Nutrition

You will have nutritional deficiencies. I would buy a product called CALM . It has magnesium citrate in it to help replace your magnesium. If you take a multivitamin don’t take it more then a couple times a week. If you take it more then that you are wasting money because you will just pee them out besides that some vitamins can remain longer and you could end up making yourself sick. Make sure you eat fruits and vegetables. Try to get no GMO ones because a lot of Lymies are sensitive to genetically modified foods. I would eat almonds if you can and Brazil Nuts they have good fats that your body needs. Krill Oil is another one that has Omega threes and some fats that our bodies need. I use Flax seed oil though because I don’t trust things from the ocean because of all the radioactive isotopes floating around in it now.

I am going to put a post of what herbs and their claimed usage. I don’t not know the accuracy of the information your best bet for that would be to go to http://www.webmd.com  or even http://www.wikipedia.org has some pretty good information.

Find An LLMD

Do your research because you are your own doctor. Most Lyme suffers experience different symptoms so there is no real set standard for treating Lyme patients. The CDC has recommendations but they have not been working so go to http://www.ilads.org and they can send you information on finding a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor.

Diet

There is also some things that you can eat that will help a lot. I have another page for that, you can find it here   .

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/diet-to-help-with-pots-av-block-and-detox-issues/

Most Common Symptoms From Lyme Or Tick Born Disease.

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Symptoms

I put a list together of symptoms of Lyme from people I have talked to and my own experience on how they have progressed. These are symptoms I have not found listed anywhere. I figure it may help others. I tried to put them in order of how they occur but each person is different. I have not listed all symptoms just the most common ones. You will have to excuse how I have put this together. My medical knowledge is limited. If you think I should add something to this or change something please let me know. There are symptoms that others have suffered that I have not listed. There are also symptoms I had that others didn’t suffer. I only put the most common symptoms, ones that almost all of us suffered. Some suffered them in different orders but this is about how most of us suffered them.

Symptoms Of Lyme As I Believe They Commonly Occur.

Well get the allergic reaction from the tick bite. They claim it will be a bulls eye rash but very few people it talked to have gotten that. I will post a picture of both types of rashes I have seen with Lyme sufferers.

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Difficulty adjusting to temperatures especially sudden temperature changes.

Started having head aches that got worse over time.

Started becoming allergic to things that previously were not allergic to before. Spices, environmental things, various foods especially read meat.

Urine becomes dark no matter how much water is consumed it does not seem to get lighter.

Stomach starts feeling bloated then starts becoming painful and cramped nausea and frequent indigestion.

Will  get rashes that look like poison ivy or poison oak.

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Bowel movement become erratic will have diarrhea one day and be constipated the next.

Started having sharp pains in eyes, then started having a difficult time focusing eyes as the months went by vision became blurred. One or both eyes water.

Started getting pains that appeared in different parts of the body each week. Different muscles, joints, kidney paint etc.

Started feeling tired all the time. When going to bed and waking would have spasm in feet and legs.

Joint and muscle pain would become more frequent and and persistent and severe. In later stages the joints start popping and grinding.

Started getting light headed and dizzy, can not concentrate and have difficulty remembering things.

Body temperature would fluctuate but when it is at a steady level it would remain around 96 degrees Fahrenheit .

Develops a sensitivity to alcohol. Would get sick or intoxicated from very small amounts. Would also develop a sensitivity to caffeine. It will make you sick and light headed.

Would feel dehydrated no matter what amount of water is consumed.

Bodies natural clock would become distorted so patients become unaware of length of time, would start waking and sleeping at unusual times of the day with more difficulty sleeping at night.

Muscles start trembling all the time like when shivering from being cold causing more fatigue and soreness at the points that muscles connect. Not visible but can be felt. At later stages becomes visible can do nothing to stop it and becomes worse as time progresses stress, anxiety, anger, cold and many other things trigger it. Trying to fight it makes it worse. Muscles will feel stiff and hurt like as if they are pulled. Will have severer muscle fatigue.

Started having cirrhotic rashes on different parts of the body. Sometimes get marks on body that looks like red stretch marks.

Slight drooping of at least one eye.

One or both eyes water.

Burning in feet.

Will develop lumps on muscles and joints.

Will get nauseated by various odors ones that you were never bothered by before. Even common everyday odors like food cooking. Perfume and the smell of cleansers is the worst.

Skin become sensitive to things like perfume in soaps and laundry detergent. Skin also becomes very dry.

Get tired or light headed after eating, same thing will happen if standing too long.

Random numbness of body parts like foot , hand, side of face etc.

Just a note for me Zithromycin is harmful to Lyme sufferers. Steroids are also very harmful to Lyme sufferers.

Lyme Disease Is Scarey.

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When you have Lyme Disease it is very scarey. Some people die because of the complications. The best advice I received when I was at my worst is remain calm. Do not worry about anything no matter what. You will have emotions that don’t make sense because it does affect your mind. There isn’t a part of your body that Lyme does not touch.

Keep a journal of your symptoms, your emotions, what works for you and what doesn’t because Lyme affects everyone differently. Make sure you put in the journal what you ate and how you feel afterwards because when you have Lyme you will develop many allergies. I developed one to red meat which is common with certain strains of Lyme.  Most Lyme sufferers suffer co-infections. The most common are Babesia and the other is Ehrlichia and another is Bartonella. When you are being treated for Lyme I have found out that Lyme sufferers are prone to Candida infections so you have to watch your gluten intake.

Take Herbals they do help tremendously. I took a few bet not that many only ones that I knew worked from people that I know  that  have used them. Before you take an herbal remedy make sure it is safe.  Only take one new herbal at a time because if you have a reaction you will be able to tell which one it is. Always do research on the herbal. http://www.webmd.com has a vast amount of information on herbals. You will have to hit and miss what works for one person will not work for another.

Join a Lyme group so you have someone to talk to. Lyme is one of those illnesses that usually only another Lyme sufferer will understand.  This is the thing that helped me the most because there are many wonderful people who have been through it and are happy to help you. We are taught not to vent but you experience some crazy things with Lyme so it is good to vent.

When your symptoms are bad it is scarey, is ok to be scared. Lyme ruins your life financially , it ruins you social life and family life. If not treated in time it can ruin your body. Don’t feel guilty because you can’t help others or can’t cook or do the things you did before worrying about it will not help anything and will prolong your recovery.  Don’t worry about what people say because they will say many hurtful things. Lyme sufferers look healthy even though Lyme is destroying our bodies.  When you are very ill you will think there is no way your body can recover from all that but don’t believe it. I have talked to many that have completely recovered. Even people who have had it for years. There are a very few who develop Chronic Lyme I think it is somewhere near 20% . So chances are in your favour that you will recover.

Do not get desperate and do things out of desperation.  I have read many article were scammers offered miracle cures to take advantage of a Lyme sufferers desperation. I have also read were Lyme sufferers have done dangerous things like having peroxide put into them intravenously and it has cost them their lives. If it sounds too good to be true it usually is. No matter what the treatment is Lyme takes a long time to recover from.

You will have to learn as much as you can about Lyme because most doctors knowledge of Lyme is limited. Some don’t even believe it exist. Also find a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor.  By going to http://www.ilads.org, they have a page that will help you to find an LLMD.

For those who are religous no God is not punishing you. There are many reasons people get ill but don’t think God is punishing you. If you go to this link you will see that is not why we suffer.   http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102015009?q=suffer&p=par