Hyperimmunity and hyper/hypo thyroid swings

by | May 22, 2012 | Autoimmune Disease, Columns, Healing Lyme, hormonal issues, Symptoms | 0 comments

Dear Stephen,
I performed 4 autologous stem cell infusions that brought me back on my feet after being bedridden. I later crashed a few months down the road. My condition is at a new low where I’m having swings in my thyroid from hyper to hypo, hyperadrenalism and what is being described as hyperimmunity (or possibly some sort of autoimmunity). Why/how could this happen, and what type of immune modulators would be helpful in this type of hyper-immune induced state with chronic lyme? Thanks so much.
Stephen’s response:
Some of the lyme coinfections affect the thyroid and can produce this kind of swing. Immune modulators that will help, over time, are eleutherococcus, astragalus (sometimes), rhodiola, cat’s claw. Celery juice will help with the adrenals and licorice can help there as well – eleuthero and rhodiola will help the adrenals too. Again, I am a big fan of knotweed for helping reverse the inflammation in lyme. Sorry I can’t be more definitive.

  • Stephen Harrod Buhner

    Stephen Harrod Buhner was an Earth poet and an award-winning author of twenty-four books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine including the acclaimed book Healing Lyme: Natural Healing & Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis & Its Co-infections.

    Stephen came from a long line of healers including Leroy Burney, Surgeon General of the United States under Eisenhower and Kennedy, and Elizabeth Lusterheide, a midwife and herbalist who worked in rural Indiana in the early nineteenth century. The greatest influence on his work, however, was his great-grandfather C.G. Harrod who primarily used botanical medicines, also in rural Indiana, when he began his work as a physician in 1911.

    Stephen’s work has appeared or been profiled in publications throughout North America and Europe including Common Boundary, Apotheosis, Shaman’s Drum, The New York Times, CNN, and Good Morning America. Stephen lectured yearly throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, the intelligence of Nature, and the states of mind necessary for successful habitation of Earth.

    He was a tireless advocate for the reincorporation of the exploratory artist, independent scholar, amateur naturalist, and citizen scientist in American society – especially as a counterweight to the influence of corporate science and technology.

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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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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