Understanding How Biofilms Cause Chronic Lyme Disease

Understanding How Biofilms Cause Chronic Lyme Disease

I have written quite a bit about biofilms in the past but there seems to be confusion about how they function in chronic Lyme and what to do about it.

I have posted these videos on Neuro-Lyme.com, but since this blog gets ten times the traffic I decided to publish the series here as well.

Due to the recent research, it is hard to keep up with the amazing progress being made

in the fight to find a cure for chronic Lyme or rather chronic Borrelia. (Please ignore/skip the ad that pops up after the first video begins. No ads on Part II and Part III)


 

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10 Responses to Understanding How Biofilms Cause Chronic Lyme Disease

  1. Steve says:

    Dr. MacDonald mentioned that Dr. Costerton was enthusiastic about the potential for electromagnetic energy to destroy biofilms at 21:18-22:38 in the 3rd video, but no specifics were provided.

    Is it possible that Dr. Costerton was referring to the electromagnetic imprinter type of device that Dr. John Lubecki works with at the Lubecki Wellness Center (Fair Oaks, California), which according to Dr. Lubecki was developed in Germany?
    http://www.lubecki-chiropractic.com/

  2. don mau says:

    Biofilms have been found and the ASSUMPTION has been made that they are the cause of “chronic” Lyme disease. Poeple keep clinging to this idea for a variety of reasons but it is pure misinformation.

    In Bacillary Angiomatosis, a tumor induced in the endothelial cells by a Bartonella infection, these tumors sequester pathogens and are the true cause of chronic “Lyme” disease.

    Someone who actually takes the time to do in depth research may find things like this;

    http://www.townsendletter.com/July2009/ed_lyme0709.html

    “The knowledge base about both Bartonella testing and treatment borders on the disastrous. Bartonella is one of the most common infections in the world. Calling it a “coinfection” is nonsense; if anything, Lyme is the “coinfection.” It is found in vast numbers of common vectors, including dust mites, fleas, flea feces, pet saliva, and ticks. Amazingly, it can turn off or lower antibodies to Lyme disease, Babesia, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, and even itself. Bartonella floats in blood and also enters all blood vessel walls without causing a fatal fever, and indeed actually lowers fevers. It is the ultimate stealth infection. It turns off antibodies, fevers, and immune function defense chemicals as it damages organs in 20 to 60 ways.”

    Dr. James Schaller
    Nationally recognized Lyme researcher and LLMD.

    In depth research would also reveal this;

    http://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Bartonella_henselae

    “Bartonella are the only bacteria able to produce angiogenic tumors in humans, very much like the Agrobacterium species that produce tumors in plants”

    You can take protease enzymes until the cows come home and they won’t treat the pathogen containing tumors in your spine, anyone who follows that course of traement will eventually relapse or have to settle for a “low grade infection”

    Good Luck…………………….

    • Charles says:

      What treatment would u suggest for Bartonella?

      • Jenna Seaver says:

        Hi Charles –

        The Cowden Protocol covers Borrelia, Bartonella and Babesia. It also fights parasites and biofilms and the worst symptoms of Lyme and Bartonella (depression, fatigue and pain). I have taken a course of Rifampin (phamaceutical) which helped and also The Deseret Biologicals (homeopathic) but found out later I should have been taking the company’s Silver product with it (OOPS!). I prefer natural products but my budget is very tight so Rifampin is paid for by insurance and works faster than the other products I tried.

        Does that help?

        Blessings,
        Jenna

  3. don mau says:

    Amino acids are building blocks of life. They are also highly antibacterial and anti pathogenic. In this next Link it is shown that they are more effective than antibiotics for treating infections.
    .
    http://www.naturalnews.com/032825_amino_acids_antibiotics.html
    .

    “Natural amino acids preferable to antibiotics for treating infections, says study”

    Bacteria have a high concetraion of D-amino acids in their cell walls. “Only L-amino acids are manufactured
    in cells and incorporated into proteins. Some D-amino acids are found in thecell walls of bacteria, but not in bacterial proteins. “

    http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/bioprop/landd.html

    .

    Amino acids can also have different polarities and it’s likely that they effect each other with these charges.

    .

    http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/bioprop/polarity.html

    .

    It is possible that the high amount of Amino acids and Organic acids in the protocol are forming “peptide bonds” with the D-amino acids in the bacterial cell walls and somehow killing those bacteria.

    .
    http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/bioprop/peptide.html

    Here is an interesting link on how D-amino acids trigger biofilm breakdown.

    .
    http://www.sciencemag.org/content/328/5978/627.abstract

    “D-Amino Acids Trigger Biofilm Disassembly”

    Another interesting link;

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2579352/

    “Ozone production By Amino acids contribute to killing of Bacteria”

    This is noteworthy;

    http://www.nature.com/scibx/journal/v3/n19/full/scibx.2010.576.html

    .

    “Triggering biofilm breakdown”

    Another noteworthy study;

    .
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2223729/

    .
    “The Amino Acid Valine is secreted in continuous flow bacterial biofilms.

    A source for a full supply of Basic Amino acids used in this protocol is Moringa leaf powder;

    .
    http://www.researchmoringa.com/18_Amino_Acids.html

    When Amino Acids make peptide bonds they generate a new enzyme or protein and the peptide bond potential for killing these pathogens is a very likely scenario. Amino acids are the building blocks of life and because our soil is depleted from overfarming then food that isn’t nutritious is also not supplying these so modern food does a poor job of supporting the immune system.
    .

    http://www.imagerynet.com/amino/therapeutic.html

    *Amino acids account for 75% of dry body weight. (Vitamins and minerals account for only 1.5 % of dry body weight).

    *Amino acids make up all neurotransmitters except for one.

    *100% of hormones are made up of amino acids.

    *DNA and RNA, our genetic material, require amino acids.

    *Protein IS amino acids.

    Organic acids found in plant medicines also kill pathogens.

    http://www.chemfaces.com/manual/Usnic-acid-CFN97236.pdf

    .

    “We loaded(+)-usnic acid into modified polyurethane and quantitatively assessed the capacity of (+)-usnic acid to control biofilm formation by either S.aureus or Pseudomonas aeruginosa under laminar flow conditions by
    using image analysis. (+)-Usnic acid-loaded polymers did not inhibit the initial attachment of S.aureus cells,but killing the attached cells resulted in the inhibition of biofilm.”

    The above , Usnic acid, is the Usnea used in the protocol.

    In my research of these herbs I came to understand the role of organic acids as key players in the phytochemical makeup of these herbal extracts. These organic acids work to break down biofilms, cysts and even scar tissue that sequesters pathogens. Here is an interesting link about the medicinal benefits of organic acids and even mentions the organic acids found in Moringa leaf that is used in this protocol.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301477008603061

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    Something I find extremely noteworthy is the following quote from the above link. Also a search on the net using the term “Parkinson’s disease is Lyme disease” will reveal some very interesting opinions.

    .

    “Commonly met aromatic acids in herbal medicines are benzoic, p-hydroxybenzoic, salicylic, protocatechuic, ferulic, cinnamic, coumaric, caffeic, gallic, and isoferulic acids. 3,4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine from Mucuna sp. and Vicia faba L. is a neurophysiologically important agent and can be used to treat Parkinson’s disease.”

    The Current popular trend is to use Protease Enzymes to break down biofilms and I have read that this has caused connective tissue problems for people. Enzymes are basically like drain cleaner and melt any organic material in their way. This approach hasn’t shown any real results that I have seen either. Your body needs Amino Acids that help it function and kill pathogens, these work much better than enzymes and don’t hurt the body.

    .
    ~ Don

    • Jenna Smith says:

      The enzyme I use for my biofilms is Serrapeptase and I know it works because of the way my body herxes when certain biofilms break open – it is a very specific herx unlike a general herx where you hurt all over.

      Dr. Sapi’s is, and has been, a dedicated researcher with vast experience, especially with the atomic microscope she uses now (thanks to generous donations from the Lyme community!) – I think it is unwise to discount her carefully recorded studies and the resulting evidence from countless experiments. Dr. MacDonald personally consults with her in all aspects of the biofilm discovery which they made jointly.

      We are so blessed to have such tireless researchers like Sr. Sapi and Dr. MacDonald working to find solutions for us.

      Don, Bartonella is indeed a very serious threat but each individual is different and spirochetes are much more difficult as “intelligent bacteria” to get rid of than Bartonella (my opinion of course.) Thanks for sharing your opinion!

      Blessings,
      Jenna

      • Don Mau says:

        Not my opinion Jenna…………Dr> Schaller’s opinion;

        http://www.townsendletter.com/July2009/ed_lyme0709.html
        .

        “The knowledge base about both Bartonella testing and treatment borders on the disastrous. Bartonella is one of the most common infections in the world. Calling it a “coinfection” is nonsense; if anything, Lyme is the “coinfection.” It is found in vast numbers of common vectors, including dust mites, fleas, flea feces, pet saliva, and ticks. Amazingly, it can turn off or lower antibodies to Lyme disease, Babesia, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, and even itself. Bartonella floats in blood and also enters all blood vessel walls without causing a fatal fever, and indeed actually lowers fevers. It is the ultimate stealth infection. It turns off antibodies, fevers, and immune function defense chemicals as it damages organs in 20 to 60 ways.” Dr. Schaller has been a leader in helping to understand Bartonella.

        Another thing that Bartonella does is to cause tumor growth. I have not seen the ability of Bartonella to create tumors and it’s importance in treating Lyme disease discussed before. These tumors act as fortresses and sequester the infection making it very difficult to get complete resolution.

        But I did figure out why………………..it’s transgenic!

        http://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Bartonella_henselae

        “Bartonella are the only bacteria able to produce angiogenic tumors in humans, very much like the Agrobacterium species that produce tumors in plants”

        ​Angiogenisis is when a tumor creates it’s own blood supply by growing blood vessels. These newly formed blood vessels are a result of a genetically induced growth caused by Bartonella changing human DNA.

        http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21844337

        “Conjugative DNA transfer into human cells by the VirB/VirD4 type IV secretion system of the bacterial pathogen Bartonella henselae.”

        Like I said Jenna , it’s not Borrelia and it’s not biofilms instead it is bartonella and transgenic tumors and I found that the newest cancer treatment with Very small Molecules penetrates bartonella tumors and will result in complete resolution.

        The protocol can be found here;

        http://www.lyme-morgellons.com

    • Don Mau says:

      Hi Jenna;

      Do you know of the new alternative cancer treatment used in Europe? It also cure Lyme because Lyme has so much in common with cancer. Lyme and Cancer both are intracellular infections, Lyme and Cancer both cause DNA mutations and they are both tumor conducive. The newest cancer treatment does what LLMD’s wish they could do, it penetrates bones, brain, spine and tumors…………….that’s really why people can’t get better……….it has to do with the size of the molecules and the ability of the cells to accept the treatment……………….key words MSM and Silver Sol

      read all about it…………..

      http://www.lyme-morgellons.com

      peace-Don

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