• Let sleeping spirochetes lie? Let sleeping spirochetes lie?
    Dear Stephen, I asked my doc if in my case with mild symptoms whether or not its better to let sleeping spirochetes lie. She didn't know. Am I stirring up a hornet's nest by taking the herbs?
  • Where do I start? Where do I start?
    Dear Stephen, I have a lot of infections - lyme, bartonella, babesia, mycoplasma, hhv-6 and ebv. Should I do something broad-spectrum or is there an infection I should focus on first?
  • Symptoms improving but CD-57 levels low Symptoms improving but CD-57 levels low
    Dear Stephen, I'm feeling better on your protocol but my CD-57 levels are low. How much credence should I give to this number vs. my actual symptoms?
  • What is the most minimal lyme treatment? What is the most minimal lyme treatment?
    Dear Stephen, What might be some of the lighter herbs for Lyme? I simply cannot take the storm of a major die-off.
  • Bartonella - protozoan? Bartonella – protozoan?
    Dear Stephen, What treatments of your protocol would you suggest for me to try...since I have never tested positive for Lyme, only Bartonella and a possible Protozoan "blood borne" infection (Frylabs)?
  • Clarifications on protocol Clarifications on protocol
    Dear Stephen, I have several questions on your protocol: Can the full dosages be maintained beyond 2 months and until the infections are completely eradicated?
  • Andrographis and MS Andrographis and MS
    Dear Stephen, The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database states Andrographis (and Cat's Claw) should not be taken if you have an autoimmune disease, such as MS. Can you please comment on this.
  • Pregnancy and bartonella treatment Pregnancy and bartonella treatment
    Dear Stephen, My wife is 7 months pregnant with our second child. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD diagnosed bartonella with his ART muscle tests and he wants her to take a "5-in-1" tincture of your core protocol herbs.
  • Questions on your protocol Questions on your protocol
    Dear Stephen, I've been fighting lyme for three to four years. What can I take to help deal with the cognitive issues with lyme? Also I have chronic candida, should I just try the tincture you mentioned?
  • Reaction to lyme herbs Reaction to lyme herbs
    Dear Stephen, I just started taking the herbs yesterday and only took one of each. Last night I had the chills all night and I had very minor heart palpitations.
  • About to go on Cowden protocol About to go on Cowden protocol
    Dear Stephen, I have had MCS for 15 years (along with CFIDS and FM). The last six years I have also had uveitis (iritis) in one eye. Will the Cowden protocol help with uveitis?
  • Buhner Healing Lyme program Buhner Healing Lyme program
    Herb sources for the treatment protocol outlined in the book Healing Lyme by Stephen Harrod Buhner.
  • Herbs causing inflammation? Herbs causing inflammation?
    Dear Stephen, I have had some kind of inflammatory reaction to the herbs in the tendons of my fingers where the joints are with redness, swelling, tenderness and stiffness. I am not sure what to do.
  • Andrographis and aspirin allergy Andrographis and aspirin allergy
    Dear Stephen, Are you aware of any relationship between aspirin allergy and andrographis, or for that matter any of the herbs in the protocol?
  • Confused by prior post on pregnancy and herbs Confused by prior post on pregnancy and herbs
    Dear Stephen, Previously you advised that cat's claw, astragalus, eleutherococcus, and stephania show no contraindications for pregnancy but on page 103 cat's claw is contraindicated for pregnancy.
  • Orthostatic tachycardia (POTS) Orthostatic tachycardia (POTS)
    Dear Stephen, A year ago I very suddenly developed what has been labeled as P.O.T.S (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome). When I sit or stand up my heart rate increases by 20-30 bpm or more.
  • Bismacine to kill encysted lymes? Bismacine to kill encysted lymes?
    Dear Stephen, A friend of mine said that bismacine is the only known thing that will kill off encysted lymes. What is your perspective on that?
  • Resveratrol gave me vertigo Resveratrol gave me vertigo
    Dear Stephen, On knotweed I felt fab after a day or so, and then TERRIBLY dizzy for days until I stopped it. I started out slow. Now what? I have no life.
  • Herb best for brain fog Herb best for brain fog
    Dear Stephen, My lingering symptoms are persistent frontal HA/pressure and waxing and waning fog. Any thoughts on which herb can be used to help to clear the fog?
  • Skin fungi herbs Skin fungi herbs
    Dear Stephen, The only problem that's still with me, is pre-lyme skin fungi (before only in my toes, now in my fingers). I suffer from that in winter only, for more than a decade.
  • Protocol for young children Protocol for young children
    Dear Stephen, My 3 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with Lyme and has been on antibiotics (abx) for about 3 months now. I would like to transition her to herbs.
  • Wasting time and resources? Wasting time and resources?
    Dear Stephen, I started your herbal program at least a year ago and have only ramped up to 4 Sarsaparilla 3x day and 2 Resveratrol 3x day. Have I been wasting my time by not including the other herbs?
  • Feeling emotionally flat Feeling emotionally flat
    Dear Stephen, One symptom that really bothers me and makes me unsociable is feeling mentally flat and disconnected...would any of the herbs help with this symptom?
  • Pregnant with lyme Pregnant with lyme
    Dear Stephen, I found out that I am pregnant. Is there anything I can take—from what I understand lyme can pass on to the baby?
  • Treating other stealth infections with herbs Treating other stealth infections with herbs
    Dear Stephen, I would be very interested to know if you have any experience of treating infections particularly mycoplasma and chlamydia pneumonia with herbs?
  • Getting pregnant with lyme Getting pregnant with lyme
    Dear Stephen, I would like to know if you would suggest a maintenance protocol during pregnancy, I mean, herbs that would not harm the fetus but keep borrelia under control.
  • Herbs against TBE? Herbs against TBE?
    Dear Stephen, I would like to ask about any good anti-viral herb 'specific' against tick-born encephalitis (TBE).
  • Blood in semen and possible sexual transmission of lyme? Blood in semen and possible sexual transmission of lyme?
    Dear Stephen, My question is about the likelihood of lyme being transmitted sexually and specifically if that would manifest itself as bloody semen.
  • Mixing Cowden and Healing Lyme protocols Mixing Cowden and Healing Lyme protocols
    Dear Stephen, I am on the Cowden protocol and am considering adding in andrographis and japanese knotweed and just wondered if you had any suggestions.
  • Herbs for Morgellon's disease? Herbs for Morgellon’s disease?
    Dear Stephen, I am curious whether you have had experience treating Morgellon's Disease with your Healing Lyme protocol.
  • Vitamin C and glutathione precursors Vitamin C and glutathione precursors
    Dear Stephen, My questions concern your collagenous tissue support protocol: 1) You recommend vitamin C. Is there a particular form which is better? 2) You also recommend ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid) in order to raise amount of glutathione.
  • Rhodiola for lyme? Rhodiola for lyme?
    Dear Stephen, What's your opinion on the herb rhodiola (goldenroot / rose root)?
  • Intolerance to knotweed? Intolerance to knotweed?
    Dear Stephen, My question now is about knotweed. I could take it for a few months last year in low doses but recently developed a clear reaction to it.
  • Insomnia Insomnia
    Dear Stephen, The inability to sleep is a constant and dangerous symptom of this disease for many lyme patients. What can you suggest to those like myself where the problem lies in the brain function itself?
  • Andrographis allergic reaction Andrographis allergic reaction
    Dear Stephen, I wanted to report to you another allergic reaction to Andrographis - I had a sudden attack of hives that gradually worsened until my whole body was bright red with huge white welts that were extremely hot and itchy.