Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Herbs, Hormones, and Heavy Metals

Here's a 53-page PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Richard Horowitz about Lyme treatments, detox, metals, efficacy of herbal treatments, and treatment of hormone imbalances. This is a PDF file on the ILADS site.

Diagnosis and treatment of Babesia & other coinfections

Good articles on Cowden protocol and alternative Lyme treatments.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Herbs helpful for Lyme

From a Lyme Yahoo group:

Similax/Sarsasparilla - binds to neurotoxins, neuroprotection

Japanese Knotweed - for neurotoxins, has high resveratrol content, crosses the blood brain barrier, anti-inflamnatory, neuroprotective, protects liver from toxins, stimulates micro-circulation

Stephani root - anti-inflammnatory, as good as corticosterioids

Ginko biloba - for brain hypoperfusion

Red Root - to clear cellular debri (I use to help clear out Babesia carnage)

Burdock - system cleanser, eliminates toxins

Andrographis(warning: don't take if have Chronic Lyme) - anti-toxin, alleviates pain, nerve pain, chronic inflammation

cats claw - anti-inflamnatory, immune modulator, protects the heart, general tonic, boosts CD-57 white blood cells

artemisia - crosses blood brain barrier, anti-inflammatory (caution: I read something about it being bad for CFS, but many have success with it for babesia)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Novel Stem Cell Technique in Pre-Clinical Models of Parkinson's Disease

On Sunday, November 6, Lorenz Studer, MD, director of the Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI) for Stem Cell Biology, published a paper in the journal Nature on a new strategy for using embryonic stem (ES) cells to graft human dopamine neurons into pre-clinical models of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Historically, ES cells have shown promise for treating PD in a Petri dish, they have not yet been effective once transplanted into a living organism. Dr. Studer’s new technique, however, has revealed new promise in models of PD, reflecting the potential for dopamine cells’ survival and function in the brain.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Borelia Blood Culture Now Available for Clinicians

Advanced Laboratory Services is pleased to announce that the Borrelia Blood Culture is now available for clinical use in 48 states so far. We have already been accepting samples and reporting results! Read more:


One west-coast LLMD says it looks good but needs more testing to make sure Bb is what they are culturing, not other kinds of spirochetes. However, it seems to be gaining in popularity. I will be getting this culture test in a month or so and will post about it when I do.

Success and setbacks in embryonic stem cell research for PD

Success and setbacks in embryonic stem cell research 
Source: medcitynews.com

Current medical news from today, including embryonic stem cell research for PD