Why those with Lyme disease get so ill.

I am writing this to show why people get so ill with Lyme disease. Lyme infection rarely occurs on it’s own. Most insects that transmit Lyme carry other infectious diseases. Lyme disables the immune system making it difficult to clear out any type of infection. Lyme also has many ways of evading the immune system. It can take a variety of forms such as cyst or biofilm to protect itself from the immune system and antibiotics. Lyme disease has developed strategies to avoid almost all the things used by our immune system to fight infection including hydrogen peroxide. Lyme even infects the lymph’s and disables their ability to detect infection. Lyme has more methods of evading the immune system then the virus that causes HIV. Most who have Lyme disease experience Bell’s Palsy. This is where one side of the face become paralyzed and drops. It sometimes takes months to heal.

This is a good article that gives a small summary of just some of the things Lyme can do.

Something to take note of the test for Lyme disease has a very high failure rate at detecting it. Not only that there are a variety of species of Borrelia and as far as I know the test only test for one so if a person has any of the other species of Lyme disease the test will not detect it. Also those infected with Lyme are rarely test for the coinfections which are almost always present when the infection occurs.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6963229/

Lyme causes systemic inflammation. Systemic inflammation also inhibits the immune system and can cause the body to turn on itself. Lyme can cause a variety of symptoms such as joint swelling, neurological issues, brain damage, myocarditis, thrombosis, organ failures and many other health issues. The systemic inflammation caused by Lyme disease damages the heart in many ways which reduces it’s ability to supply blood to the body. This is why often times those with Lyme will experience numbness in hands and feet. When left untreated death can occur. This is so common with Lyme disease that if a person experiences Bell’s Palsy then they should find a medical professional to treat them that is very knowledgeable about Lyme disease and the coinfections that occur with it. Sudden temperature changes often times can set Bell’s Palsy off or make it worse.

Lyme can damage the joints in a variety of ways. Lyme can cause high ammonia levels which lead to metabolic issues which causes soft tissue to break down in the body. Lyme can cause synovial fluid to build up in the joints and could cause them to eventually start leaking. Lyme can also break down the soft tissue in the joints and body causing fluids to leak into surrounding areas which causes joint swelling and arthritis. Lyme cause high urease levels which can lead to gout. Some suffer from more then one of those. Lyme also causes bone loss in some.

Lyme disease can cause autoimmunity . A person with Lyme can experience autoimmune issues that cause them to develop many food intolerances, they could develop things such as Lupus, Psoriasis or interstitial cystitis among many other autoimmune related illnesses.

Lyme damages the heart and cardiovascular system in a variety of ways. Many Lyme sufferers are learning from experience that many medical professionals and cardiologist do not know how to identify the cardiac issues caused by Lyme. Sad when those who have become ill learn to read test better then those who are supposed to know how to interpret the results of test but experience has taught many of us that they rarely know how to interpret the results of test accurately. Lyme can cause damage to the blood vessels and cause excess blood clotting. The excess blood clotting if not addressed can lead to stroke, heart failure and death. Many push themselves too hard when they start feeling better and will set themselves back in their healing for weak. I myself made this mistake many times before I learn to only do a certain amount and to slowly increase the stressors in life whether physical or emotional because emotional stress can often times take more of a toll on the heart then physical stress.

Lyme can cause brain damage and other neurological damage. My experience has shown my that people are very resilient. I have seen many maintain their composure even though the Lyme was effecting their brains especially their memory they still seem to maintain their composure and not react to the variety of emotions that occur while they are very ill. Not only that but Lyme causes pain beyond anything a person can imagine. I have learned this from personal experience and that takes it toll on the body by draining all our energy and it often times takes a lot of mental resources to deal with the pain a person with Lyme is experiencing.

Most have Lyme disease and do not know it. A large number of those suffering from interstitial cystitis go many years having Lyme disease and never get diagnosed because of the high failure rate of the test at detecting Lyme. Because Lyme takes so many forms and has many ways to stealth itself from the immune system the body may not have an immune response to the spirochete so a person can go for years with Lyme disease and the test will not detect it. Many who have lyme disease develop liver , kidney , bladder , gall bladder and many other health issues. Most I know who had Lyme disease found urinating was very painful.

Lyme disease also alters B cells status which effects the gut and can cause gut dysbiosis leading to leaky gut, inflammatory bowel disease, diarrhea or constipation. This article summarizes what can happen to the gut when you have Lyme the things that can occur are complex and would take a whole separate article to discuss. The second article has links to research showing how Lyme effects the gut.

https://www.publichealthalert.org/palsy-of-the-gut-and-other-gi-manifestations-of-lyme-and-associated-diseases.html

Lyme causes autoimmunity through molecular mimicry. It mimics proteins in the body. If the body detects that the protein is actually an infection then it will start attacking it. Because it is similar to proteins that are in the body it causes many types of autoimmunity from mast cell activation syndrome, to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Many infections can cause autoimmunity if systemic inflammation from a toxin or a drug has already occurred. Once this occurs it creates a positive feed back loop that is very difficult to break. These are the symptoms and illnesses that Lyme autoimmunity can cause. Myocarditis, thrombosis, erythema migrans, lyphocytoma, plexis nueritis, cranial nueritis, Bell’s Palsy, endotoxemia, hyperammonemia, proteinuria, gut dysbiosis, leaky gut, inflammatory bowel disease, interstitial cystitis and other renal diseases, Bannswoarth’s syndrome, muscular dystrophy, ALS, fibromyalgia, arthritis, dissassociative disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, disease that are caused by lesions in the body including Parkinson’s , cancer, myositis, acrodermatitis and many other skin disorders including Lupus, loss of fluids from the joints causing them to leak into the surrounding areas, depression, irritability, mental confusion, memory loss, polyneuropathy encephlomyelitis, memory deficit disorder, somnolence (excessive sleeping), adrenal fatigue, some will go the other way and will have difficulty sleeping, I alternated between somnolence and insomnia, anorexia, flu like symptoms that will not go away, night blindness, sensitivity to light which causes a person to be easily blinded by light, and nerve palsy. These are the symptoms and health issues I have seen occur the most though Lyme causes many other health issues.

The severe headaches caused by Lyme can be caused by many things. Lyme can enter the brain and cause meningitis, Lyme causes high ammonia levels which damages the blood brain barrier leaving excess glutamate enter the brain which can effect the NMDA and leaving toxins enter the brain that would not normally enter the brain. The endotoxins from Lyme itself can cause the blood brain barrier to become porous leaving it enter the brain causing brain inflammation and effecting many receptors.

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Why those who are chronically ill isolate themselves.

This is not medical advice if you are ill seek medical attention. Do not treat yourself. I am writing this for educational and information purposed.

Written by Lee Stevenson sorry I am a lousy editor.

Before I get into this I do want to explain what occurs is not your fault and those involved are not completely guilty. In our desire to live a normal life we may hide how sick we truly are. When we do finally start realizing how sick we are those around us will offer very little support or help because we look like we are not ill so they assume that our illness is mostly psychological. They will often times say and do hurtful things that add to our stress and can even make our illness worse. We tend to blame ourselves but for the most part it was not our fault that we became ill. The body is very resilient and has many mechanisms that will compensate for things they are not functioning correctly but it reaches a point that it can no longer compensate and then a person becomes chronically ill. It usually take correcting many things in order for the body to get the upper hand and start healing but the demands made by society now days makes it very difficult to heal. Adrenal hormones are usually highest in the morning so symptoms most likely will be worse in the morning. This is also why nausea that comes with it is often times worse in the morning.

Healing from chronic illness requires an anti-inflammatory diet and once that will reduce oxidative stress. It will also require eating more whole foods and for many they may have to cut back on meat consumption until they heal.

When a person is chronically ill they will isolate themselves. This comes with a feeling of guilt because they may be neglecting responsibilities or even family. This is actually a protective mechanism to prevent increased damage to the brain, heart and even the organs in the body. This condition is known as anhedonia. The brain will shut most emotion off in order to protect the Hypothalamus Pituitary Adrenal axis. The HPA also regulates the limbic system. When the limbic system become affected this starts affecting the heart and can result in death. This occurs from sepsis which can be caused by physical injury, infection, stress, betrayal from someone we love, loss of someone we love, trauma, toxins, vaccine injury and many drugs can cause it. The cause of this is because when a person is chronically ill their bodies get stuck in a fight or flight mode. If the issues causing the illness are not correct the HPA and limbic system can become damaged which can be life threatening because they regulate the heart and blood pressure. This also effects a person glucose levels so they will frequently have bought of low glucose levels which will cause nausea, flushing and weakness.

Because the HPA and limbic system function together healing the HPA will help to heal the limbic system.

When this occurs and the brain is still calling for adrenal hormone because the body is still in a state of injury it will start effecting the person emotions. They will start having mood swings, they will start taking more risk in order to try and increase adrenaline. Often times there will be severe muscle twitching or muscle spams or severed charlie horses.

The brain disconnects emotion to prevent further stimulation to the HPA. I found it strange because I experienced this but I still felt the love for others. So I felt guilty I was not there emotionally for them but when I tried I could feel it effecting my health. When the HPA axis is over expressed it increases expression of the limbic system which damages the heart . This causes a loss in blood flow to the extremities and a person will start experiencing ankle swelling, liver and kidney problems which can cause swelling in the face. Nerve damage will occur because the heart is beating irregular so the hands and feet and even some organs are not getting the blood they need.

The limbic system is regulated by the HPA axis. So when they HPA axis is affected so is the limbic system. Symptoms of limbic dysfunction are chronic fatigue, myalgic encephalomyelitis (chronic fatiogue the overwhelming desire to sleep), extreme neurological sensitivity, or heightened sensitivity to pain, chemical and mold sensitivity, a variety of chronic pain, anxiety like attack which will cause rapid breathing, systemic inflammation and POTS. Loss of motivation, impaired short term memory and when it gets more severe loss of long term memories, sever mood swings, it also effects our blood pressure, endocrine system and thyroid hormones. Digestion can be severely affected for each it is affected differently but often times it results in frequent constipation and malabsorption of nutrients especially vitamin B12 and the oil soluble vitamins like D, E and K.

I kept thinking if I just push through this it will get better and I would try to force myself to interact with others and to do things I felt I needed to do like mowing the grass or clearing the driveway of snow. This would result in me having dizzy spells for days because of the damage that had occurred to my heart.

Sometimes it would cause me to get so sleepy that I could not stay awake and I would sleep for days. If I fought the sleep my health would rapidly decline and I would get to the point that I couldn’t even get out of bed to eat or get a glass of water I would have to crawl to get them.

Because the illness cannot be seen many would make unreasonable demands on me. I tried to tell them how ill I was and they would brush it off and even say mean things to me like “you need to suck it up and be a man” or “you need to stop being so lazy”. The emotional hurt that put on me contributed even more to my being ill because the emotional pain added to the stress on the HPA so I would become even sicker.

The links to the studies below show the things that occur when a person is chronically ill. This is the symptoms of someone who’s HPA axis and limbic system has been pushed to the point that it start severely effecting their health and possibly end in death if not treated and not given enough rest.

The first symptoms a person is near HPA and limbic collapse is they will be extremely wired but also be very tired.

Severe muscle fatigue or muscle aches, severe sleepiness and difficulty waking, dizzy spells especially when a person goes from resting to standing. These are not your normal dizzy spells that occur when standing to quickly but they will last for a very long time. A person may lose their libido, gain weight and have hair loss. There may be nausea in later stages because it takes a lot of energy and even for the heart to digest food. When this happened to me I could no longer eat solid food I had to puree it and sometimes that was too much and I could only drink juice. A person may have mood swings from trying to maintain a normal life while their body is trying to tell them to rest. It also causes increased brain swelling adding to the HPA and limbic system dysfunction. Constantly low body tempeture is a sign the HPA has been damaged this will also effect hormone levels and thyroids.

When the limbic system gets impaired a person will first start to experience short term memory loss. When it gets more severe they will start losing long term memory. Mine got so bad I could not remember my name or where I lived sometimes. Symptoms that the HPA is over activated are anxiety, mood swings and severe depression and irritability.

When a person is chronically ill the fight or flight mode their bodies are stuck in will constrict blood vessels and increase heart rate in order to prepare the body for what it perceives is a threat. If the health issues are not correct the heart will become damaged and then there is a loss of proper blood flow. If a person reaches this stage of illness their body and brain starts going into survival mode. When the chronic illness is severe the body knows things are starting to fail. It will induce panic and rapid breathing will occur. In later stages when things get very severe seizures will occur. Because this effects the body tempeture a person will become very sensitive to cold.

Sadly even though man studies show it is not a state of mental illness but a part of their chronic illness society and modern medicine list it as a mental illness and tries to treat it with drugs often times making the chronic illness worse. Family will try to push a person suffering from this into living a normal life or offer very little help which usually contributes more to their illness.

When a person has experienced anhedonia and recovered they can be easily set back and become ill again. It takes the HPA axis and limbic system months and even years to heal. The problem I had is as soon as I felt well again I would start to act like life was normal and would set myself back.

To recover from anhedonia you must address the cause.

If a person has experienced a traumatic event loss of a loved one or betrayal by a loved one they will need to learn to stop dwelling on it and get past it and stop letting it effect them emotionally because that translates over to physical illness. If a person dwell on the loss of a loved one or a traumatic event it will keep the body in a state of fight or flight and the HPA and limbic system will continue to decline.

If the illness is caused by physical illness then the person will need to address the cause or causes because often times it is caused by many things coming together whether it is trauma, along with vaccine injury or a number of other things that can combine to cause the HPA and limbic system to become damaged. There are many forms of chronic illness that can lead to this condition but the biggest causes now days is tick born illness or other infectious diseases because vaccines and GMO foods have weakened many people immune system along with the many medication they are pushing now days especially fluoroquinolones.

This is not something a person can recover from over night. I for the most part have healed but stress still sets me back. I can usually handle physical exertion with no problem until a stressful event has occurred. When this occurs it sets me back physically because it takes the brain months and sometimes even years to heal . Since the HPA and limbic system are located in the brain they do not heal as quickly as the rest of the body. So in order to heal on top of addressing the health issues we need to do our best to avoid stressful situations. We need to learn to view things more positively and get over things that have stressed us much more quickly. Sometimes we may need to talk to a psychiatrist to help us resolve things from our past including the trauma, neglect and out right cold heartedness we experience from those we love.

I will try to explain what is happening.

If we do not correct our HPA axis and limbic system our hormones cannot return to normal because progesterone gets shunted to make adrenal hormones. This is not as noticeable in men but in woman they can develop PCOS or some other hormonal problems. If this is not corrected a person could develop interstitial cystitis. The hormonal problems caused by HPA over activation is a double edged sword. We may be very tired and very fatigued but may struggle to sleep or wake through the night often. We will develop severe night sweats. We may experience bloating in the gut. Women will experience issues with menstruation and may grow excess facial hair. Men and women can experience hot flashes. This comes from the hormonal imbalance and the low glucose levels. Some may experience weight gain, lowered libido and sugar cravings. Processed sugar increases HPA activity so would make the symptoms worse. There will be migraines or severe headaches.

If the upregulation of the HPA and limbic system continues the adrenals and limbic system becomes severely damaged causing them to function improperly the body will lose it’s ability to produce adrenal hormone. This is called NeuroEndometabolic stress response (NEM). This puts the adrenals at the forefront of this anti-stress battle. The body puts adrenal function ahead of other things because it is needed to maintain proper function of the cardiovascular system if it fails then we could die. This is why the body starts shunting progesterone and using it to produce adrenal hormones when all other sources to produce adrenal hormones have been depleted it is one of the bodies last ditch efforts to survive. Many medical professionals will throw substitute hormones at someone which often times mask the symptoms while making the person sicker. When it has reached this point then the recovery process will most likely take years instead of months. Progesterone is needed to protect the body from the oxidative stress causing properties of estrogen so when it becomes depleted oxidative stress increase adding to the body be in a state of fight or flight mode. The liver and kidney become congested and their function becomes inhibited causing them to swell and they will start to develop fibrous tissue farther decreasing their function. Until the adrenal issues and the issues causing them to occur are addressed this process will continue to occur until there is renal failure. This is why when a person is experiencing HPA dysfunction they will have pain in the lower back on their side. Over consumption of B vitamins can also cause that type of pain because the body can store B vitamins and over consumption of certain ones can start to damage the liver and kidney. If progesterone is added when this is occurring it will speed up the rate the renal system is being damaged. In males the low progesterone levels cause a loss of sperm production. Low progesterone levels causes heart arrhythmia, POTS which can result in stroke or heart failure. Progesterone is needed for connective tissue repair in the body. When levels are low the gut can become damaged, the joints can become damaged and even start to leak, when very severe the bladder will get damaged.

There is a chemical released called phoenixin and reducing it can help but we still need to address the causes of the HPA and limbic system dysfunction. Symptoms of high phoenixin levels are poor memory or memory loss, a lack of showing emotions, a person may start seeking adventure or start doing dangerous things in an attempt to increase adrenal hormone levels, if phoenixin levels get to high a person will lose their ability to think logically. If phoenixin levels remain high for an extended period of time a person will experience severe itchiness in the skin. A person with high phoenixin level will be prone to retaining fluids especially in the face and ankles. Phoenixin causes the secretion of many hormones which can farther contribute to the hormone imbalance. It also stimulates the HPA axis. To reduce it we must reduce inflammation, if we have leaky gut or gut dysbiosis we must correct it. If we have tick born illness or mycoplasma infection or some other infection it has to be addressed in order for the HPA and limbic systems to heal. Avoiding processed foods and foods that are not organic is a must because glyphosate works synergistically with the BT Toxins in GMOs and cause chronic illness. Phoenixion can cause a persons body temperature to remain lower then normal. Stress, physical trauma need to be avoided as much as possible in order to reduce phoenixin levels. Phoenixin also causes nerves to become much more sensitive and the pain can cause increased HPA and limbic activity. High phoenixin levels increase the markers found in interstitial cystitis so it will cause interstitial cystitis to become much worse. Phoenixin causes high insulin levels and low glucose levels it causes insulin resistance. Phoenixin causes oxidative stress so antioxidants are a must. It inhibits the NRF2 pathways so it may be necessary to take an NRF2 activator in order to heal. Remember balance is the goal we need some oxidative stress and inflammation to maintain our health and to protect the body from cancer. Palm oil helps to reduce phoenixin.

We need to heal the whole body including our way of handling stress because it cannot be avoided now days. I will attempt to explain what happens to the adrenals before I get into healing them. The constant HPA up-regulation will eventually wear the HPA and limbic systems down. They will no longer be able to keep up. Adrenal hormones are needed when we exert ourselves, when we deal with stressful situations. Because our adrenals and limbic system is damaged they will not be able to keep up. When this occurs heart failure can occur if we try and push ourselves beyond what our bodies are capable when it has reached such a point. I have had many friends while healing who pushed themselves too hard because they thought they were well and they either severely set themselves back or even died. So as we are healing we need to pay extra attention to our bodies and know when we need to take a break from either stress or physical activity.

It is very very important to stay hydrated because dehydration adds to the adrenal fatigue because it an put the body in a state of fight or flight mode also. Electrolytes are also very important to support the HPA axis. A good way to restore electrolytes is to take some water and add lemon, 1/8 teaspoon of cream of tartar (be cautious get aluminum free, aluminum damages the HPA axis and the limbic system), also add organic raw honey which has many healing properties. Cholesterol is needed to produce all hormones in the body especially adrenal hormones. Deficiencies in B vitamins damages the HPA and limbic systems. This is very common now because processed foods are low in B vitamins and the farm chemicals used on our crops causes them to be deficient in B vitamins. Adding to the problem is the fact that much of the farm land has been over farmed adding to the nutrient deficiencies. It is best to buy organic and buy from local farms when possible. Magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, chromium, vanadium are needed for HPA and limbic system health. If you take too much zinc , iron, copper , chromium , vanadium it will have the opposite effect and start damaging the HPA axis. Excess iron can increase oxidative stress. Vitamin C is needed in high amounts when the trying to heal. Taking too much vitamin C can cause oxalates to form and can destroy red blood cells so if you take vitamin C do so wisely. I found liposomal was the one I reacted to the least. I had interstitial cystitis and reacted severely to anything that contained vitamin C. Once my adrenals started to heal my interstitial cystitis started to heal though I had to heal many other health problems to stop the damage that was occurring. The sesquiterpines found in myrrh and frankincense have been found to work very well for increasing oxygen levels around the receptor sites involved in the HPA and limbic systems which speeds up the healing time. Omega 3 fatty acids have been found to speed up the recovery of the HPA axis. I found alternating the types of Omega 3 was much more effective. Some may react to coconut oil because it kills many types of pathogens including mycoplasma. The endotoxins released will add to the body being in fight or flight mode so when a person start killing infection they should do so slowly and strengthen the body and detox systems before doing so. Avoid processed sugars , because the upregulated HPA axis will cause low glucose levels a person may crave sugar and salt. Sugar will add to the HPA dysfunction because it causes systemic low grade inflammation which also puts the body in a state of fight or flight mode. We need complex carbohydrate like those found in roots , inulin which is non digestable fiber,grains, seeds, legumes, beans, vegetables and nuts. Those with leaky gut may have to avoid things that contain lectins until there gut is healed. We need lectins but when the gut is too porous the lectins will enter our blood stream and will cause systemic inflammation. This also can cause immune dysfunction which also causes the body to get stuck in fight or flight mode. Things that contain the highest level of lectins is milk, wheat, tomatoes and beans. The complex carbohydrates help keep the blood glucose levels stable because when they are low the body will also go into fight or flight mode. The most important B vitamins are B6 and B12. Avoiding inflammatory foods like Omega 6 fatty acids is very important.

The body goes into fight or flight mode during infection for many reasons. Often times it causes systemic low grade inflammation and oxidative stress which causes the body to go into fight or flight mode.

Our stomachs contain microbes called our microbiome. Those microbes modulate our genes and health. A deficiency in one microbe can cause many health issues. Those microbes consist of phages, viruses, bacteria, fungus and even amoeba. Most in the industrialized nations are more prone to chronic illness because the toxins, medication, farm chemicals in foods, stress, vaccinations altering the immune system leads to an imbalance in gut microbes, processed foods, consumption of too much of one specific type of food instead of getting a variety causes a loss of many of the microbes in our guts needed to maintain a healthy immune system, prevent inflammation , regulate our glucose levels and protect us from infection. Part of the reason infectious disease is rampant is because many species of microbes are now extinct in those who live in the industrialize world. For those who do not have a way to replace those microbes they have to permanently adjust their diets to compensate for the microbes that are missing which only partially addresses the health issues caused by a lack of certain microbes. It is very difficult to get those microbes from our environment now because the chemicals and toxins being put in our soils have killed many of the beneficial microbes in the soil which is how many of our microbes that maintain our health are acquired. We also inherit our microbes from our parents. The fathers microbe heavily influence the makeup of the mothers so the fathers microbes can effect the health of the whole family. Achieving health should involve the whole family restoring microbial balance in their gut. If we have an overgrowth of certain microbes or a deficiency in some it can cause systemic inflammation, autoimmune disease, nutrient deficiencies because most of our vitamins are produced by our microbiome and we only get some our our vitamins from food. Even biotin is created by our gut microbes. All of these can lead to the body being stuck in fight or flight mode which will cause HPA and limbic dysfunction. Now add to the fact that all this can make the gut more porous which will cause food particles that would not normally enter the blood stream to enter our bodies. This causes a person to start developing a variety food intolerance and allergies. The regulation in the immune system will also cause the HPA axis to become dysfunctional. As this goes on and our environment becomes more toxic chronic illness is becoming more and more rampant. In the U.S. 80% of the population is said to be on a medication of some type. The sad part of that many studies have shown that up to 80% of the benefits of medications are based on the noocebo effect . In other words because the person has changed their negative state of mind based on their believe the medication is healing them they start healing showing our state of mind is a very part of the healing process. The medications all come with side effects that are very damaging to the body so they end up with a new set of health problems after taking the medications , especially antibiotics which dramatically alter our microbiome. If a person does not heal their gut they will be fighting a losing battle and the gut is always effected during chronic illness.

Things that can help restore the HPA and limbic health.

There are herbs that can help restore health of the HPA and limbic system once the causes are addressed these can also be taken as a person is addressing those issues to help reduce the damage. For example grape seed extract improves blood flow reduce inflammation and histamines which will help reduce the bodies need to be in a fight or flight mode to survive. There are adaptogenic herbs that help support adrenal function while reducing stress hormones these are called adaptogenic herbs. Some of these are ashwangha, rhodiola, bupleurum, rhemannia, mace root and kudzu root. Herbs that relax also help to reduce stress hormones, some of them are lemon balm, peony, rooibos, and mugwort.

Exercise in moderation helps to improve HPA and limbic health but be very aware of your limitations because if you over do it you can set yourself back not just for days but for weeks. Even someone healthy could damage their HPA axis if they exercise excessively. Excess exercise can cause progesterone levels to decrease.

Studies have shown that meditating on positive things and happy things can improve HPA health. I meditated on things I liked doing or even on just laying in a field with flowers. Taking the time to enjoy nature and looking at the stars has been shown to improve HPA health.

Positive social interaction has been shown to be good for HPA axis once our adrenal health is well enough we can interact with others. If we attempt to do this before we have recovered enough it could actually do the opposite and increase the time needed to recover. Negative interactions have been shown to have a dramatic effect on the HPA axis. When I say negative interactions I am speaking of those that involve yelling, fighting, all out bad behavior that could negative effect others. Even gossip has been shown to have a negative effect on the HPA axis. I never listened to gossip so I was protected by this one because I always thought if they are saying that about them when they are not around what are they saying about me when I am not around?

We have to remove ourselves from stressful situation that we can remove ourselves from. For example I never liked arguing so if a person started yelling and arguing I would not discuss things with them until they started being respectful and listening to me as well as I listen to the. The bible says “be quick to listen and slow to speak”. I was also protected by the stress of this because I would rarely engage in someone who behaved this way until they started behaving rationally. I used bible principles in guiding me on who I should and should not associate with , this meant some family who caused me stress I had to start cutting out of my life in a biblical way. Though the bible may consider them a bad association we still have familial obligations so we cannot leave them go without something to wear, eat or drink. If they were ill we would still be required to help them. But we would do so in a way we protect ourselves from the stress their life styles could cause us.

Things that cause us stress that are not necessary could be cut down. I had too many belongings, this was very stressful for me. I had to worry about them being stolen. I had to worry about the money to maintain them. I always had a car and a truck. I used to own my own property and it was paid off. I lost that because I could not afford to pay the taxes when I got ill. Reducing my belongings dramatically reduced my stress. Though I really got sad when I lost my house no longer having the responsibility of maintaining it reduced the physical and emotional burden it had been causing which shortened the time it took too heal my HPA axis. I am not saying a person should get rid of their belonging but I am saying to not let yourself get consumed in acquiring them because in the long run it could take it’s toll on your health by having a negative impact on your HPA axis. I have watched many wealthy people die unhappy only to have their wealth go to someone who did not work hard to build it the wealth so they squandered it. This is not always the case but I have seen it happen many times. Since I have gotten ill I am much more aware of what brings me true happiness. I have learned enjoying the simple things in life bring me much more happiness then money and my belongings have. Studies have shown that focusing on the success we have and not on the success we do not have improves brain and HPA health. Studies have also shown if we dwell on past failures then it will have a negative impact on the health of our brains. So we need to keep looking forward and view those mistakes or failures as lessons and move on. Dwelling on them will only hold us back anyways because if we continue to look back how can we move forward?

Participating in bible study and prayer has been shown to improve over mental health and HPA health. Doing good things for others has been shown to improve HPA function. Learning not to hate and not to hold grudges but learning to forgive protects the HPA axis from the negative hormones produced by those. Acts of kindness produce hormones that have been shown to improve HPA and Limbic health.

There is stress that cannot be avoided. We need to do our best to train our minds not to react to harshly to it and try our best to maintain balance and composure so that our adrenal levels do not climb. We have to learn to let things go we can do nothing about and not dwell on the. How we react to stressful things also can effect our HPA and limbic systems negatively. For example often times people will view unexpected events or obstacles as a negative thing. I have retrained my mind to view them as challenges that will build my mental endurance, wisdom and knowledge. I have found this prevents me from getting over excited about things that occur that I cannot control. Now as for the negative emotional things that occur I am still working on this and it still has a dramatic effect on my HPA and limbic system. For example I do not deal well with being falsely accused of something and it causes my adrenal hormones to go through the roof. I have been working very hard to learn to deal with this because when it occurs it sets me back pretty far.

The brain also needs to be repaired. The brain cells can restructure themselves and can even grow new cells. When we learn new things this stimulate new brain cell growth and restructuring. This is called neural plasticity. The more we use our brains the faster it becomes at doing this. This can also improve HPA and limbic health since they are a part of the brain. This is why developing new hobbies or learning new skills can improve limbic health. Hobbies and learning new skills have also been shown to help people recover from trauma much more quickly. Hobbies or skills that require the use of the hands have been shown to dramatically improve brain health. Playing games including card games improves brain and HPA health. Getting workbooks that involves answering questions or doing word puzzles improves brain health.

Self-acceptance or self love is very important. I struggle with this one but I have been working on it. We need to learn to do acts of kindness towards ourselves. I have lived my life always being needed by others and never had time to focus on myself. I either forgot how to love myself or never knew how until some friends pointed out I did not do acts of kindness towards myself and had difficulty excepting when others did acts of kindness towards me. Another part of self-acceptance is not comparing our self image of who we are or our body image to others. We need to learn to be happy with our bodies the way they are. Studies have shown that dwelling on body image in a negative way has a dramatic negative impact on the health of the brain , HPA, and limbic system. We need to accept our bodies for the way they are. Many of us may struggle with this, I am one of them because I used to be very muscular and I also got damage by fluorquinolone drugs which caused me to lose some of my teeth and it also cause bone loss which made my teeth become crooked. I am trying to to dwell on those things because I can feel it effecting my health. I am trying to apply what friend has stated to me “we need to stop worrying about those things because we have much bigger fish to fry” . In other words we need to focus on maintaining our health and for many of us trying to make a living while recovering from chronic illness because most forms of chronic illness the government will not give a person disability for.

Quinolinic acid

Quionolinic acid is very damaging to the body, brain and neurological system. It also causes the body to get stuck in fight or flight made through it’s effects on the NMDA receptors . It up-regulates them this can lead to many mental health issues, severe headaches, this causes a person to be sensitive to light glare, very sensitive to sound, difficulty staying focused. The over stimulation of the NMDA receptor cause the HPA and limbic system to be over stimulated. If the high quinolinic acid levels are not corrected it can lead to severe neurological damage, Alzheimer’s , schiszophrenia, and dementia. A person could also develop Bell’s Palsy like symptoms. This can also happen when the HPA has been stuck in a state of fight or flight.

Quinolinic acid is a metabolite of tryptophan. Quionolinic acid is formed during the bodies production of niacin which is the final step in the kynurenine pathway which is needed to produce energy for our cells. When this process has become disrupted by oxidative stress, toxins, systemic inflammation, emotional stress or trauma, infection, gut dysbiosis, leaky gut, vaccine injury, aluminum build up in the brain and body, heavy metal, autoimmunity, high histamine which can also increase HPA axis over activation, eating too many processed foods especially ones that contain glyphosate and drug injury usually from fluroquinolone drugs.

When quinolinic acid excites the NMDA receptor glutamate increaes , this inhibits the reuptake of glutamate into the cells. This also inhibits the ability to create GABA . The excess glutamate also stimulates the NMDA receptor causing increased activity. This causes even more glutamate to be released. This starts causing brain inflammation, neurological damage and can damage the blood brain barrier. If it become severe enough the brain may start leaking fluid bay the base of the skull and it may also leak out through the nasal passages. This causes sever swelling at the back of the neck and severe pain. When the quinolinic acid levels are high a person will experience severe headache that may make it feel like their head is going to split open. The body has another way to produce quinolinic acid and it is effected by the same things kynurenine pathway is. This adds even more to the quinolinic acid being produced. The alternative pathway is not found in the brain but with the blood brain barrier now leaking the quinolinic acid produced by the 3-HAO pathway can now enter the brain also increasing quinolone levels even farther. Those who have Lyme disease almost always have high quinolone levels because it creates the perfect storm needed to cause this to occur. The destruction of nerve cells that occurs causes iron to be released. The increased quinolinic acid production even more. Since the 3-HAO pathway is producing energy for the rest of the body which covers a much broader area it produces quinolinic acid at 80 times the rate that they kynurenine pathway does. This farther adds to the inflammation and oxidative stress causing a positive feedback loop that can be very difficult to break.

Since the blood brain barrier has been compromised it let many things enter the brain that would not normally be able to enter the brain including infectious agents, and toxins. This adds even more to the brain inflammation and damage.

Metabolic issues and infection that cause high ammonia levels or acidosis can also cause the blood brain barrier to become porous setting of a cycle that would cause quinolinic acid levels to become very elevated. Another thing that increases quinolinic acid is brain injury.

Oddly depriving oneself of tryptophan can actually cause the quinolinic acid to increase. A person with high quinolinic acid levels will usually be very sensitive to the consumption of gluatamate, glutamine and MSG.

These are some things that will help reduce quinolinic acid levels. Antioxidants especially selenium helps to reduce quinolinic acid, P5P the bioavailable form of B6 help reduce quinolinic acid. Vitamin B2 is also needed. A ketogenic diet with complex carbohydrates reduces quinolinic acid and increases kynurenic acid production which is very healing. Certain proteins will inhibit the formation of kynurenic acid. These would be glutamine, glutamate , alanine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, aspartate, leucine, methionine and isoleucine. A person with high quinolinic acid levels may be sensitive to those proteins because of the inhibition of the kynurenic acid. This does not mean that a person should avoid protein but they should avoid consuming those ones in large amounts. When all nutrients needed for the conversion of tryptophan consuming it will increase kynurenic acid.

A-lactalbumin increases tryptophan , and serrotonin synthesis and release in the brain.

Retraining the limbic system.

After being chronically ill for an extended period of time the limbic system needs to be retrained in order to get it out of the fight or flight stage it is stuck in. Things that heal the brain also heal the limbic system. As mentioned earlier the brain can produce new cells and restructure old ones. For example it has been found if a person acquires a new job and their old skills are no longer needed but they are learning new skills the brain will grow new cells and restructure old ones that it is no longer using for the old job and old skill to accommodate for the new skill and memory needed. This also stimulates healing throughout the brain. By retraining the brain we are getting the brain to rewire the neuronal pathways in the brain that are associated with the maladapted stress response.

Studies have shown that past trauma can cause negative epigenetic changes so we need to learn to think positively. Not only that but the trauma our parents experienced can cause negative epigenetic changes that can be passed to the children. Those who have had these types of issues will take longer to heal and will have to address those negative epigenetics that were inherited in order to heal. This involves teaching the brain to react positively to things and teaching the brain to remain calm as much as possible this will slowly make epigenetic corrections so the persons body will not be instantly in fight or flight mode.

Things that also retrain the brain and repair it also repair the limbic system for example positive social interaction, meditation on positive things, exercise in moderation. For those who are chronically ill only do what your body will allow if you push too hard you will not only set yourself back but you could cause increased heart damage and even experience a stroke. Dwelling on our day and picking out the positive things that happened out of the day and dwelling on those have been shown to improve limbic health. Also as we heal reintroducing ourselves to stress slowly and as we do learning to deal with it more positively or reacting less negative to it will help restore limbic health. Constant negative thinking rewires our brain and nerves to be more sensitive to pain and causes neurodegeneration. I had to learn to avoid those who think negatively and talk negatively about certain things all the time. I am not talking about those who vent and then react to the situation by working to correct it but I am talking about complainers who just keep complaining and do nothing about it. These ones can start to affect us negatively and cause our brains to rewire in a negative way.

All the things that affect the brain also affect the lymbic system for example over exposure to blue light at night will decrease melatonin which has a negative impact on the health of the whole body. Earth grounding has been found to restore the bodies voltage back to what it should be and restores health to the whole body. Avoid exposure to EMFs as much as possible. Any insulin issues or glucose issues need to be addressed. Reduce exposure to toxins as much as possible. Many things we use are very toxic for example bleached paper products contain dioxin which is very toxic to the body, I still see many cooking in aluminum pains and aluminum is very difficult to remove from the body. If a person has mercury fillings it is very important they find someone who knows how to properly remove them.

Avoiding processed foods as much as possible helps a lot even ones that are organic are fortified with folic acid which is man made and toxic to the body. Folate is natural and is not toxic to the body.

If a person is experiencing sleep issues it is very important that they work to correct these because the brain , HPA axis, and limbic system cannot heal if we are not getting REM sleep or if we wake often through the night or do not get enough sleep. From my body being stuck in fight or flight mode it had forgotten how to sleep I had to work very hard to retrain my body to sleep.

Anti-inflammatory foods.

Meats and foods from animals feed grain should be avoided it has been found they have a different nutritional content and they are inflammatory. So when looking for foods produced from animal products look for ones that have not been fed grains but have been free range or pasture raised this included eggs. Farm raised sea food is inflammatory because of the foods they are fed and the environment they are raised in causes increased stress which makes consuming them inflammatory. Avoid things that contain transfats they are extremely inflammatory. Transfats or foods that contain them will state they contain hydrogenated oil. Also processed meats are very inflammatory. GMOs should be avoided because the body reacts the same way to the BT Toxins found in them as it would if a person had food poisoning. Artificial sweeteners are not only inflammatory but they also damage the liver and kidneys and promote obesity. It is very important to eat organic because the toxins sprayed on conventional grown foods do not only cause inflammation and oxidative stress but they cause many types of chronic illness . This is why obesity and heart disease has become epidemic in the industrialized world.

So the anti-inflammatory foods I mention should be from pasture raised animals, wild caught or free ranged. Eggs are anti-inflammatory, fish, fruits and vegetables especially berries. Calciferous vegetables in moderation, over consumption can have the opposite effect. Squash pumpkin and melon is very anti-inflammatory. Olive oil , avocado oil and coconut oil are very anti-inflammatory. Fish oil is anti-inflammatory unless it is old then it becomes inflammatory. When I buy fish oil I make sure it is guaranteed fresh and I make sure it contains lemon and I refrigerate it to prevent oxidation.

We need to learn to seize control of our thoughts and be more aware of when we are thinking negatively or reacting negatively so we can retrain our minds to respond in a way that would not effect our health. We must try our best not to react to negative circumstances especially ones we cannot do anything about. We also must retrain our minds to respond positively because if we could do something about it the increased HPA up-regulation will cloud our thinking and it inhibits the ability to think logically. This is why many companies especially the pharmaceutical industry and the media induce false fears in people and then give them false hope because inducing fear causes a person to lose the ability to reason and think logically. If a product truly worked they would not have to use deceptive tactics to sell their products.

Training the brain to respond appropriately.

Some of the things I mention here I myself am still working on. Once our HPA and limbic systems have healed enough we can endure some stress we need to start meditating on the stressful situations we know cannot be avoided and will arise. We need to meditate on how we can respond in a way it will keep things from getting more stressful and when it cannot be avoided how we can respond in a way it will not cause an increase in activation of our HPA axis. If we are dealing with people who cause us stress we need to handle it in an appropriate way. The bible has the best advice for handling things like that. Sometimes it may involve cutting certain people out of our lives the bible has advice on when that is appropriate and when it is not. Some will be unconcerned about your health issues and how the stress they cause you effects your health. When appropriate and possible it is best to avoid such ones because it will dramatically increase the time it will take you to heal. I am dealing with this now and often times experience many set back but at the present time I have no choice but to learn to deal with it in a way that will not negatively impact my health until I find a way out of my present situation.

How we breath effects our HPA axis and brain. When we are stuck in a state of fight or flight our breathing will become more rapid. This increase the upregulation of the HPA even farther. In order to train the body not to do this we need to learn to breath differently when that happens. Breathing in through the nose deeply while pushing the stomach out next breath out through the mouth slowly. This will increase our oxygen levels and help break the fight or flight response. Only do this about five times because if you increase oxygen levels too high it can cause dizziness and you could even pass out.

Developing a core believe system so we can make clearer boundaries and know when to make our yes mean yes and no mean no retrains the brain to react to stressful situations ion a way that the HPA does not get activated. For me learning the bible and writing it on my heart has helped me a lot, it has given me very clear boundaries that I will not cross or leave others cross. This has prevented me from having to rely on my own understanding and wisdom and has gotten me through some pretty rough times.

We need to learn to word things in a more positive light even negative things that have occurred when possible. This is one I am still at the beginning stages of learning.

Massages help to retrain the limbic system and also trains the body to relax.

We have to stay active if we are healthy enough to prevent our minds from dwelling on negative things. If we are bed ridden we need to develop a hobby we can do while we are healing that will keep us busy or find things we can do while we are bedridden. Used it for an opportunity to read about and learn new skills which I have been able to apply and teach others to help them learn to heal. Also reaching out to others and teaching them to heal helped to prevent me from dwelling on negative things too much.

Engaging in small talk and taking and interest in others heals the brain and limbic system. It also stimulates new brain cell growth.

Memory games improve brain health and stimulate cell growth. Thing like memorizing number, or having someone give instructions and then repeating them back to them helps to stimulate brain healing and brain cell growth.

Taking words and finding words that have similar or the same meaning

Learning a new language improves brain health.

We need to be mindful of ourselves which means we become aware of our thoughts but do not judge ourselves. If the thoughts are ones we should not have instead of judging ourselves we should dwell on what we will do to change our thinking and prevent those thoughts in a good and positive way.

Learning to dance or play music has been shown to improve brain health and limbic health.

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https://kresserinstitute.com/functional-psychiatry-treating-common-conditions/

Leaky Gut, Oxalates and more supplement information.

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

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

Mucilage every few hours helps a lot with leaky gut. When you have leaky gut it causes high oxalate levels. This causes a cycle that is hard to break because oxalates prevent the gut from healing. Mucilage can help heal the gut breaking the cycle. Mucilage helped me the most with healing my gut.

Things that are high in mucilage are Okra, organic Oatmeal, Aloe Vera I found the liquid gel worked the best dried aloe vera seemed ineffective. Besella Alba known as Malabar Spinach, Irish moss but you have to watch consuming it, it has a cannabinoid that reduces pain but has side effects if you consume too much. Most plants in the mallow family are very high in mucilage and have very good healing properties. Most plants in the dioscera family are high in mucilage especially the chinese wild yam. Fenugreek is high in mucilage. Flax seeds are high mucilage but if you have leaky gut they should be ground up to prevent other heath issues. Most seaweeds are high in mucilage. Licorice root is high mucilage but you have to make sure it is deglycyrrhizinated if not it can cause many health problems. Mullein is high mucilage and helps with lung infections. Most edible plants in the daisy and sunflower family are high in mucilage. Wild Daisy helped me a lot. Pysillium seed husk are high in mucilage they are seeds from the plantain herb. Plantain herb itself is very high in mucilage. Wild violet is very high in mucilage. Chia seed is high in mucilage most seed is. Slippery Elm is high in mucilage but some claim it is high oxalate , I have never tried it. Most roots herbs are high in mucilage. Arrow root is very high in mucilage.

https://mavcure.com/mucilaginous-herbs/

https://www.invitehealth.com/article-demulcents-and-mucilages-true-healers.html

Probiotic Guide.

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

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

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

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

Leaky gut can lead to food allergies and chronic illness.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Healing Leaky Gut

It is very important to

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

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

Healing the Gut

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Biofilms

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oxalates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oxalates cause inflammation.

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

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

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

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

Oxalobacter Formingene

Bififobacterium Adolescentis

Bifidobacteriium Anamalis

Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Lactobacillus Gasseri

Lactobacillus Rhamnosus

Lactobacillus Planatarum

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

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

Avoid artificial sweeteners and processed sugar they can cause oxalates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NAC N-Acetyl Cysteine reduces oxalates.

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

Aloe Vera has been shown to reduce oxalates.

Thiamine deficiency can cause high oxalates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oxidative stress and oxalates.

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

Diet changes

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

Sulfation and oxalates.

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

Herbs for Healing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Restoring Gut bacteria.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

— Do not drink alcohol.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Detoxing

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

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

Kills many pathogens.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These are things that helped me heal.

Research them to see if they would help you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lower Cortisone

Lowering stress hormones can reduce histamines.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Useful Info On Food And Herbs.

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

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

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

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

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

L-Glutamine – heals soft tissue.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boron helps remove toxins like chlorine.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coltsfoot – anti-inflamatory and eases coughs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apple Leaf helps heal the gut.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

!!Has many side affects!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Polygala Tenifolia – reduces stress hormones improves memory.

Bacopa – heals brain and nerves, improves memory.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Opium Lettuce helps with spastic colon.

http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC3638630

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

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

Yarrow helps heal the gut.

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

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