Wasting time and resources?

by | Dec 21, 2007 | Columns, Healing Lyme, is protocol working?, The Basics | 0 comments

Dear Stephen,
I am embarrassed to say that 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? Are these two herbs alone at all effective? I know that they are doing something because when I stop/scale down, I feel the effects. But I am worried that I wasted a year by not including andro and cat’s claw. I did try both of those but had reactions so I stopped. The andro was really hard on my already terrible digestion…thanks.

Stephen’s response:
No, you’re not wasting time. I think, however, that in general the sarsaparilla is the weakest of the herbs in the regimen. I think that Japanese knotweed (resveratrol) is probably the most important herb, then cat’s claw, then eleutherococcus, then andrographis. The andrographis is intense, I admit. I would focus on increasing the knotweed and seeing if you can tolerate the eleutherococcus.

This protocol was incredible. After only a few weeks most of my symptoms were gone. After six months all my symptoms were gone… it has given me my life back.

– Amazon review by Joseph

Please note:

Stephen Buhner is no longer living and this Q + A column on Planet Thrive is closed to new questions. It will be kept on our website so readers can access vital information in the archives, communicate with each other in the comments section, and find herbs, books + lyme adjuncts in our directory. If you want to read more of Stephen’s writings, please see his website at: stephenharrodbuhner.com.

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