Inflammation caused by lyme

by | Aug 7, 2010 | Columns, Healing Lyme, Herb Reactions, inflammation | 0 comments

Dear Stephen,
I am curious as to how we get better from lyme when all the inflammation pathways are shut down with knotweed? Are we essentially starving the buggers by not having them feed on the destruction of the inflammation process? Would some acute inflammation be warranted in your opinion or is this just too hard to control? I am on a high fats diet that suggests going off of everything except some essential vitamins but I am not convinced at this point that I should get rid of your herbs as I got tons of symptoms soon after I did (swollen glands, ear aches, joint pain, bloated head feeling/inflamed meninges, pin pricks, liver/kidney pain). I have no way of knowing for sure at this point whether they were herxes or not.

Stephen’s response:
Well, that would be one way to describe it but I tend to think of it as stopping the inflammation that causes most of the symptoms. If you do want to reduce the herbs I would stay on knotweed, red root tincture, and eleutherococcus tincture given your symptom list.

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

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