Japanese knotweed

  • Lyme scalp rash in teenager Lyme scalp rash in teenager
    Dear Stephen, One of the many troubling symptoms my teenage daughter has is a rash that has developed on the back of her head, in the upper neck area near her hairline.
  • Resveratrol from red wine source okay? Resveratrol from red wine source okay?
    Dear Stephen, I took resveratrol from a red wine source for a number of months and didn't notice much. Is it that much different from knotweed?
  • Substitutes for resveratrol and cat's claw Substitutes for resveratrol and cat’s claw
    Dear Stephen, My chiropractor recently muscle tested my supplements. The resveratrol and cat's claw tested negative. Should I substitute something else or try another brand?
  • 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?
  • Lyme uveitis Lyme uveitis
    Dear Stephen, Despite uveitis being such a common symptom of lyme and company, there seems to be little information on remedies for it.
  • Source Naturals vs. Paradise Herbs resveratrol Source Naturals vs. Paradise Herbs resveratrol
    Dear Stephen, How many capsules of the Paradise Herbs resveratrol do patients need to take to follow the Buhner protocol?
  • Source Naturals' resveratrol formula changed Source Naturals’ resveratrol formula changed
    Dear Stephen, It appears that Source Naturals' resveratrol formula has changed. It now contains red wine extract. Can I use what they sent me and how much should I take, or should I get it elsewhere?
  • 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?
  • Wild-harvesting Japanese knotweed Wild-harvesting Japanese knotweed
    Dear Stephen, I just found that I have tons of Japanese knotweed at home. How can I use it - dosage, root only or root and stem (young ones or full grown)?
  • Biopure tincture dosages Biopure tincture dosages
    Dear Stephen, I was given andrographis and Japanese knotweed as Biopure tinctures from my doctor before I was aware of "Healing Lyme." I was wondering if you could provide a number of drops to be taken per day.
  • Encapsulating Japanese knotweed Encapsulating Japanese knotweed
    Dear Stephen, I have decided to encapsulate the Japanese knotweed myself...if I already have "0" caps, how many of these would be comparable to the recommended "00" dosage?
  • Bartonella infection Bartonella infection
    Dear Stephen, I have recently been diagnosed with bartonella infections. I would appreciate your recommendations for attacking these critters.
  • Herbs for intracellular infection Herbs for intracellular infection
    Dear Stephen, Which herbs would be good for cat scratch fever infections? Herbs for fighting infections, particularily intracellular organisms, are a preference for this earth grounded patient.
  • How much knotweed for bartonella? How much knotweed for bartonella?
    Dear Stephen, I have some questions on dosages and forms for the bartonella herbs.
  • Will my sense of taste ever return? Will my sense of taste ever return?
    Dear Stephen, I lost my sense of taste being on the core protocol, stopped everything a week after no taste, and am now off of the protocol for about two weeks but still no sense of taste.
  • Meningoradiculitis (Bannwarth's syndrome) and bitten again Meningoradiculitis (Bannwarth’s syndrome) and bitten again
    Dear Stephen, In 2004 I suffered from severe meningoradiculitis along with seven others in my area. Was this lyme? I recently found a tick on me, how should I proceed now?
  • Knotweed and estrogen positive breast cancer Knotweed and estrogen positive breast cancer
    Dear Stephen, I was diagnosed with early stage estrogen positive breast cancer and one of my doctors told me not to take the knotweed because resveratrol may stimulate cancer cell growth.
  • Phytoestrogens and endometriosis Phytoestrogens and endometriosis
    Dear Stephen, I noticed that Japanese knotweed is a phytoestrogen. I have endometriosis in addition to Lyme. Could taking this herb exacerbate my endometriosis by mimicking estrogen?
  • 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?
  • Hand tremors Hand tremors
    Dear Stephen, Are there any additional herbs, tinctures, or treatments that can stop hand tremors from Lyme? Anxiety makes them worse, but the tremors are always present except when sleeping or during deep meditation.
  • Resveratrol and migraines Resveratrol and migraines
    Dear Stephen, I am very worried about taking Resveratrol. I can not take even one sip of red wine or eat red grapes without suffering with a severe migraine. Will the Resveratrol do the same thing?
  • Resveratrol vs. trans-resveratrol Resveratrol vs. trans-resveratrol
    Dear Stephen, Pure Encapsulations told me that what I need is the "trans" version or resveratrol... is that correct? If so, is the amount of trans-resveratrol the same as the amount of resveratrol you recommend?
  • 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)?
  • Hemo-bartonella Hemo-bartonella
    Dear Stephen, I was recently diagnosed with Hemo-Bartonella or mycoplasma by Fry Labs. I also have Babesia Duncani. What should I add herb -wise for the BLO and Babesia Duncani?
  • Interstitial cystitis Interstitial cystitis
    Dear Stephen, Do you have experience with patients with interstitial cystitis - what herbs can they handle on your protocol?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spider veins and bartonella Spider veins and bartonella
    Dear Stephen, In "The Lyme Disease Solution" spider veins are listed as a symptom of BLO ("bartonella-like organism") and bartonella. I too have had spider veins and lots of the symptoms listed for BLOs.
  • Buhner Healing Lyme program Buhner Healing Lyme program
    Herb sources for the treatment protocol outlined in the book Healing Lyme by Stephen Harrod Buhner.
  • Core protocol after antibiotics? Core protocol after antibiotics?
    Dear Stephen, Should I assume that the protocol is for anyone who got Lymes, not just recent infections? If so, should I go on the full protocol or partial?
  • Vitamin B feeding Lyme? Vitamin B feeding Lyme?
    Dear Stephen, My doctor says vitamin B is the only thing I can't take because the bug feeds off of B vitamins. In your book you recommend taking it though, because generally people with Lyme are B vitamin deficient. Which is the case?
  • Biotivia Bioforte Biotivia Bioforte
    Dear Stephen, What do you think of Biotivia's 500mg full spectrum resveratrol which has 500mg of Polygonum cuspidatum?
  • Getting pregnant Getting pregnant
    Dear Stephen, My husband and I want to have a child, so I would like to know how long you suggest being on the core protocol before going off of it for pregnancy? What herbs do you recommend for pregnancy?
  • Protocol for young teenage girl Protocol for young teenage girl
    Dear Stephen, My 11-year-old daughter has lyme, bartonella and babesia. Is your herbal protocol safe for her?
  • The buzz about biofilm The buzz about biofilm
    Dear Stephen, Do you feel that lyme bacterium and other pathogens are protected by biofilm layers and that must be treated simultaneously with herbs and/or antibiotics?
  • Andrographis and stephania for ALS-type Lyme? Andrographis and stephania for ALS-type Lyme?
    Dear Stephen, Will andrographis and stephania work well on their own, without cat's claw and knotweed? I read in your book that stephania inhibits cytokine production and andrographis does as well.
  • 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?