Salt / Vitamin C

by | Aug 21, 2009 | Lyme & Co-Infections, TREATMENTS

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Sea salt/Vitamin C Lyme ProtocolThe basic protocol entails taking salt and vitamin C together in a certain proportion based on your body weight, in equal doses throughout the day. This approach is based on the theory that increasing sodium chloride concentration in the body will create a hostile environment for certain Lyme bacteria and co-infectors causing them to die from osmotic shock. The addition of vitamin C creates some sort of reaction that is yet unexplained, but very real. The dosage starts small and is ramped up according to what one is able to handle due to die-off reactions, which occur when the bacteria die and release toxins that further burden the body. Sometimes die-off symptoms can be equal to or worse than the illness, so great care and caution must be taken.

The protocol includes a handful of helpful adjuncts for binding toxins, oxygenating the blood, and supplementing minerals. This is a relatively new protocol that is showing great promise for some who have suffered many, many years with debilitating Lyme symptoms and were unhelped by antibiotics and other therapies. Please consult with a qualified Lyme literate physician who is aware of your health history before proceeding with any treatment protocol.

A very wonderful Yahoo support group for this protocol with over 2,000 members is Lyme Strategies.

sources:, Lyme Strategies, Protocol for Beginners, Lyme Strategies Advanced Resources (scroll down)

  • Earthwalker is the username that PT founder Julie Genser created for her online interactions so many years ago when first creating Planet Thrive.

    Julie's (Earthwalker's) life was derailed over twenty years ago when she had a very large organic mercury exposure after she naively used a mouth thermometer to measure the temperature of just-boiled milk while making her very first pizza at home. The mercury instantly expanded into a gas form and exploded out the back of the thermometer right into her face. Unaware that mercury was the third most neurotoxic element on Earth, Julie had no idea she had just received a very high dose of a poisonous substance.

    A series of subsequent toxic exposures over the next few years -- to smoke from two fires (including 9/11), toxic mold, lyme disease, and chemical injuries -- caused catastrophic damage to her health. While figuring out how to survive day-to-day, and often minute-to-minute, she created Planet Thrive to help others avoid some of the misdiagnoses and struggles she had experienced.

    She has clawed her way over many health mountains to get to where she is today. She is excited to bring the latest iteration of Planet Thrive to the chronic illness community.

    In 2019, Julie published her very first cookbook e-book called Low Lectin Lunches (+ Dinners, Too!) after discovering how a low lectin, gluten free diet was helping manage her chronic fascia/muscle pain.


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