There is a free online seminar this week focused on chronic Lyme. There are 4 or 5 talks each day and I have been listening intently to each one, hoping something will resonate with me as a next step or something to add to my current treatment protocol.
Today’s session included a conversation with Dr Klinghardt (Sophia Health Institute). I am incredibly fascinated by some of the things he has to say and will be praying about possibly visiting his Washington center for a week or two in the future.
The full interview with Dr Klinghard can be found at the link at the bottom of this page, but I wanted to share some of the key things I took away from this session.
The plague of the century
One of my most precious friends of all time passed away several years ago. Ultimately, breast cancer was responsible for her death; however, Penny suffered most of her life with Lyme disease.
According to Dr Klinghardt, Lyme disease is responsible for the majority of disease our society suffers today, including MS, ALS, high cholesterol, heart disease, and yes, breast cancer. In fact, he says he has never seen a breast cancer patient who hasn’t tested positive for Lyme disease.
It’s not just Lyme
Of those patients who have been diagnosed with Lyme disease, 95% also have babesia and it is suspected that bartonella is even more prevalent than Lyme.
It’s Not Just Ticks
Most people diagnosed with Lyme disease don’t remember a tick bite. One reason is that nymphs (baby ticks the size of a poppyseed) are not usually seen or felt by the person.
However, another reason is that many of the so called tick diseases are also transmittable by other insects, such as spiders, mosquitos and fleas.
In fact, 90% of all cats carry the borellia infection. Fleas bite the cat and then transmit the infection to humans (and other animals).
Strains and Genes of Borellia
There are at least 100 strains of borellia, the bacteria that causes Lyme, in the US and over 300 worldwide. However, according to Dr Klinghardt, the number of genes the bacteria has is directly proportionate to ability to treat.
He explains it like this…the geneome may be as long as the length of the strings of sentences in the Bible. The strains are identified (through PCR testing) by comparing only a single page. So we can identify the strains simply by looking at that one page. But the same strain may have a different number of genes – as low as 32 or as high as 837. The higher the number of genes, the more difficult it is to treat.
So two people may have the same strain of borellia but the one with a higher number of genes will be more difficult to treat.
Aluminum toxicity is the primary reason Lyme Disease is spreading so quickly
No – not from cans or cookware, but from the air we breath. It is important to get aluminum out of the system – not just to help treat Lyme disease, but it seems to me, to prevent it as well.
Dr Klinghardt shared his streamlined protocol for addressing aluminum toxicity while treating Lyme disease.