Lyme Disease – A Natural Treatment

lyme disease natural treatment

Is there a treatment for Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is seen in live blood analysis and conventional medicine as spirochetes (white spirally twisted bacterium) under high magnification with a darkfield microscope.

Dr. Bill Rawls whose life and a busy medical career were disrupted midstream by fibromyalgia, later diagnosed as Lyme disease, recovered his health completely with a natural treatment for Lyme disease.

He says “There is much confusion surrounding Lyme disease.

There is so much controversy around this disease because most doctors don’t understand it. Even many doctors, who consider themselves experts, do not completely comprehend its complexities.”

Dr Bill Rawls late 40s were marked by debilitating fatigue, tremendous brain fog, aching all over, burning in his feet and tingling in the hands, skin rashes, joint pain, chest pain, heart palpitations, mood changes, and poor sleep. “I know what it’s like to start and end every day feeling like you have a terrible flu”, he says. He goes on to explain that over several years, he experienced virtually every known symptom of Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is mainly transmitted by ticks, which are about the size of a pinhead. The ticks bite and transmit the microbe. The tick then drops off so most people aren’t even aware that they have been bitten. Symptoms of the initial infection are very mild, if they occur at all so people can easily be completely unaware of being infected.

If the immune system function is active and strong, a person can go indefinitely without ever having symptoms. They will not know they are harbouring these types of microbes.

If and when illness does occur it can be chronic and debilitating. The degree of illness is very variable with some people being very severely debilitated, while others are only suffer mild illness.

Is there a treatment for Lyme disease?

“When I was first diagnosed with Lyme disease, my first response was to try antibiotics. But every time I started a new round, I would be absolutely miserable by the second week”.

After realizing that oral antibiotics weren’t a solution for me, my faith in the medical system diminished. My medical colleagues didn’t seem to understand Lyme disease or have much interest in treating it. Other than prescriptions medications for treating symptoms, they had little to offer.

“As I came to know the microbe better, I began to understand why antibiotics are not necessarily a good treatment for chronic Lyme disease. Though some people do overcome Lyme disease with antibiotics, it doesn’t occur consistently enough to be considered reliable.

To date, no clinical studies have shown benefit from long-term antibiotic therapy for chronic Lyme disease”. Dr. Bill Rawls

How to treat Lyme disease

Dr Rawls created a list of all potential solutions and prioritized according to cost, potential for toxicity, and evidence of benefit. Things that were very costly or carried a high potential for harm were kept at the bottom of the list.

Natural herbal therapy was definitely on his list; He had a longstanding interest in herbal therapy. But his medical background made him sceptical. How could anything natural and non-toxic actually cure Lyme disease?

It was about that time that he came across Stephen Buhner’s book, Healing Lyme. https://buhnerhealinglyme.com/ In Healing Lyme, “Buhner provided a better explanation of Lyme disease than any I had read. He also presented compelling evidence for treating Lyme disease using herbs with antimicrobial properties (used with or without antibiotics). His approach was logical and based on sound scientific evidence”.

Dr Rawls was intrigued. Simple, nontoxic, cost-effective natural treatment for Lyme disease and delivered to the doorstep. Why not give it a try?

And… it started working!

“The more I studied, the more it became apparent that herbal therapy was a perfect fit for suppressing the stealthy microbes associated with chronic Lyme disease.

More than anything else, chronic Lyme disease is a breakdown of the body’s ability to fight off everyday threats and heal itself. It isn’t as much the microbes themselves as it is that the microbes are no longer constrained by a strong immune system.

For me, years of rigorous night call, eating on the run, and other bad health habits weakened my immune system enough to allow the microbes to flourish.

Creating a healing environment within my body was essential for my recovery. Though herbs were essential for my recovery, I recognized that I also had to curb the habits that contributed to my immune dysfunction in the first place.

Poor eating habits and antibiotics had made a mess out of my intestinal tract. I also knew that I needed to make some drastic changes to my diet. Admittedly, it was a challenge at first—I grew up in middle of the fast-food generation. But with time, eating healthy became the new norm. With a cleaner diet, all the digestive issues cleared, including leaky gut.

Stress didn’t go away. In fact, the process of changing my life added new stress, but I learned how to manage stress on the fly. I took control of my life. Being proactive about your own situation is essential for success”. Dr Bill Rawls

https://rawlsmd.com/health-articles/my-chronic-lyme-disease-journey

Advanced Live Blood Analysis Online Training Course 2018 For Live Blood Analysis Practitioners

We are pleased to announce that the Advanced Live Blood Analysis Online Training Course 2018 will begin on May 9th for 6 weeks.

The training course consists of 6 one hour weekly lessons and is $599 USD.

The advanced course is for live blood analysis practitioners who have completed a live blood analysis training course that covers live and dry blood analysis, who are looking for more clinical insights into the technique, and for those who want to stay up to date with the latest information in this developing field.

This is for live blood analysis practitioners who want:

  • To be able to manage their clients’ cases better
  • To better understand how to proceed from analysis to choosing a protocol/treatment.
  • To simplify managing complex cases.
  • To stay up to date with the latest information

Also included:

  • Insights into the assessment and management of complex chronic conditions, with examples from clinical practice.
  • Detailed case examples of clients from practice who were successfully treated with naturopathic and nutritional interventions, based on protocols developed by assessing their live & dry blood samples.
  • Naturopathic insights into the cause and management of autoimmune conditions.
  • Review and discussion on dry blood analysis and the mechanisms behind dry blood anomalies.
  • Review and discussion on cancer indicators with two case studies.
  • What plays the most vital role in determining your success with LBA in practice? What is the most important piece of information you need to achieve great results in practice?
  • What specific protocols are required in the treatment of chronic cases.
  • What the most important piece of information is that’s required to achieve great results in practice.
  • How to correlate the information in the case at the end of the analysis to choose the correct approach in treatment.

This course is suitable for live blood analysis practitioners who have completed the Neogenesis Systems & Live Blood Online training course, or a similar live blood analysis training course that covers the analysis of live blood in brightfield & darkfield, and the analysis of dried layered blood. If your training course didn’t cover these aspects of live blood analysis in detail it’s advisable that you first complete the 12-week online course to obtain the foundation required to fully benefit from the information in the live blood analysis advanced training course or email us to see if the course would be suitable for you.

To find out if you’ll be able to enrol for the advanced course, please send us an email with the details of your previous live blood analysis training course, including the course outline or syllabus.

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Week 1 Of The Latest Live Blood Analysis Training Course

Week 1 Of The Latest Live Blood Analysis Training Course

In week 1 of the live blood analysis training course we are learning how to get a perfect blood sample every time.
Consistency is very important in live blood analysis for best results.
We are also learning how to use the microscope and switch between dark field and bright field.
We are learning a lot about live blood analysis (LBA), especially how valuable and helpful it is as part of a preventative approach.

During the war, the “Red Ball Blood Test” was used as a quick test on the battle lines. If a soldier claimed to be sick, they pierced his finger with a needle for a drop of blood. If a “red ball” appeared, the soldier would be handed his rifle and sent off to battle.
If the blood layer on the finger looked watery and not bright red, the solder was deemed ill, and would usually not be sent off to fight.
This test could quickly determine an individual’s overall health.

On the live blood analysis training course we learn how to use a lancet on the finger to get a good blood sample.

Many people assume that in live blood analysis blood is taken from the vein as in a medical blood test. This is not so, a simple prick of the finger using a lancet is all that is needed for a live blood analysis sample, this makes it ideal for children and animals (where a sample is taken from the ear).

It is important to take the sample correctly to get consistent results, an incorrect sample will not give a clear analysis. The blood sample must not be exposed to the air for long and must not be pressurized in any way, as in squeezing the finger for example.

The dry blood analysis sample must be taken by using the weight of the slide on the finger, different pressures would skew the results so it is important to learn to use this procedure correctly.

Once the live blood analysis procedure has been learned we then watched a video on how to use the microscope and view the blood samples.

We learned where exactly to concentrate on the sample and which areas to avoid to get a true picture of the blood.

Next week we start looking at blood and its components as well as some common anomalies and how to recognize them, their appearance, relevance, implications, associated symptoms, the medical perspective and pleomorphic perspective. We then study the interventions and further investigations if any.
This is all in the 500+ page manual and the online training site for further study and much more can be gleaned from the Live Blood Analysis Training Course private Facebook page where past and present attendees post their findings and ask questions.

Join on this fascinating journey!.

You don’t need a microscope to join.
We offer a 2 part payment plan.
We provide all the help and back-up needed.
You receive 2 wall charts and a 500+ page manual.
You get recordings of all the lessons to review at your leisure!
This is THE most comprehensive training course in live blood analysis.

Course content – https://livebloodonline.com/the-training-course/
Your tutor – https://livebloodonline.com/the-training-course/your-tutor-certification/
Enrolment – https://livebloodonline.com/the-training-course/enrolment/
Info pack – https://livebloodonline.com/
What our students are saying – https://livebloodonline.com/the-training-course/what-our-students-are-saying/

“I thought the first module of the training was excellent and am looking forward to the next session. Elizabeth and Dr Okker have been wonderful to deal with. I shopped around looking at systems and was so impressed with the quality of information they offered when making the initial enquiry. They have been so helpful throughout the entire purchasing process.
The added advantage of being able to study through Live Blood Online was also helpful cutting down on the need to travel overseas to study.
Being able to purchase a system and then be taught by the doctor who put the system together makes it feel complete and gives me as a practitioner beginning LBA some confidence and certainty.
So thank you Dr Okker and Elizabeth for your passion and knowledge on this amazing topic. I look forward to my microscope reaching New Zealand so I can begin to practice.”
Mel Naturopath, Hamilton, New Zealand

Please contact us if you have any questions, would like to enrol or if you would like to know more about choosing the right microscope for you and avoiding any costly mistakes.
info@livebloodonline.com

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Live Blood Analysis Practitioners

Live Blood Analysis Practitioners

What do live blood analysis practitioners do?

Live blood analysis practitioners observe their clients live blood cells on a screen with the use of a high powered specialized blood analysis microscope with camera.

A tiny pinprick of blood is put on to a glass slide and then viewed on the screen.

The blood analysis microscope and camera project a picture of the live blood cells onto a screen to be seen by the live blood analysis practitioner and client together, allowing the pictures and videos to be recorded.

In live blood analysis, the blood is not dried or stained beforehand, so the blood elements can be seen in their living state.

The live blood analysis practitioners and client look at the variations in the size, shape, ratio, and fine structure of the red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and other blood structures.

The insights gained from the live blood analysis, correlated with other clinical data, enables live blood analysis practitioners to understand their clients individual state of health on a much deeper level.

As a result, an appropriate course of natural treatment and lifestyle/dietary interventions can be formulated and furthermore, the effectiveness of various treatment combinations can be tested and progress can be monitored by observation of changes through further live blood analysis.

Nutritional microscopy uses live blood analysis to achieve optimum health naturally through diet and nutrition.

Dried blood analysis or The Oxidative Stress Test is another very valuable test in live blood cell analysis. The Oxidative Stress Test (Dry Blood Analysis) allows live blood analysis practitioners to view the level of free radical damage/oxidative stress and toxins in the body.

Many clients will not follow the advice that their live blood analysis practitioners give them and need visual proof that their unnatural habits are having a negative impact on their health.

Live blood analysis allows live blood analysis practitioners to do just that.

Dried Blood Analysis

Dry Blood Rings

Dried Blood Analysis

Dried Blood Analysis or the Oxidative Stress Test (OST) was developed in Europe in the 1920’s and has since been used by medical practitioners and naturopaths in many countries across the world.

In the 1930’s NATO physicians, Dr Heitan and Dr La Garde, introduced Dried Blood Analysis to Dr Bowlen (head of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in the 1930’s), and later Robert Bradford (of American Biologics Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico).

For this reason Dried Blood Analysis is also referred to as the HLB test (Heitan, La Garde, Bradford).

In essence the Dried Blood Analysis test is an evaluation of a patient’s coagulation morphology. There is a very distinct difference between the dried blood sample of a healthy individual and that of a chronically ill patient. The healthy sample is a solid mat of pinkish-red dried blood with a strong, well-interconnected fibrin network. 

In the presence of degeneration, toxins and other imbalances, the dried blood sample shows white areas, called polymerized protein puddles (PPPs) and other abnormalities that can be indicative of certain systemic conditions.

As the blood dries on the slide, there is a natural centrifugal activity whereby the different elements in the blood spin out into rings, depending on their specific gravity. Organs near the centre of the body create light PPPs that don’t spin out very far, whereas heavier PPPs are created by lymph and skin conditions that spin out around the outside of the layer. The size and shape of the PPPs is also suggestive of the nature of the condition, which we cover in the live and dry blood analysis training  course https://livebloodonline.com/the-training-course/

The PPPs observed in the dried blood test are believed by some researchers to be caused by the presence of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) and the presence of water-soluble fragments of the extracellular matrix.

This theory is supported by some emerging research and we look at the mechanisms of DIC and degradation of the extracellular matrix in the live and dry blood analysis training course.

A healthy dry blood sample shows a healthy, even red colour, no white open areas and a distinct, interconnected fibrin network.

Copyright Dr Okker R. Botha, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2009

Live Blood Analysis Microscope for Sale

We have a dark field microscope for sale that  has been put together especially for live blood analysis practitioners who need a fully-capable brightfield & darkfield blood analysis system at the best possible price.

This entry-level microscope system has been designed to give practitioners all the essential features to allow live blood analysis practitioners to view live and dry blood samples properly, without the analysis being compromised by a poor quality system.

 

This live blood analysis microscope is a very well-built system that is affordable, without compromising on darkfield and brightfield quality.

The system can be upgraded with the optional extras at a later stage.

Price: $3,775 (USD)

Free international shipping included (for a limited time only).

The main differences between this unit and our top-of-the range live blood analysis microscope system ($5661.00) is the number of objectives, the camera and the light source:

 

Entry Level System HD-LED System
Objectives: 4X

10X

40X

(with space to add another 2 objectives)

4X

10X

20X

40X

100X (Oil)

Camera: USB2.0 camera (1280 x 1024 resolution) USB3.0 HD camera (2048 x 1534 resolution)
Light Source: 7W LED (equivalent to 75W halogen) 9W LED (equivalent to 100W halogen)

 

The 20X objective is used to assess the white blood cell count, however the 40X objective can also be used for this.

The 100X objective is used at the end of the dark field analysis when very high magnification is needed to look at an individual cell or microbe. This is not essential as in the majority of cases the most important anomalies are observed with the 40X objective. These objectives can always be added at a later stage, since there is space available for them.

If you would like more information or would like to place an order, please contact me info@livebloodlondon.co.uk

Week 8 on the Live Blood Analysis Training Course

We are on week 8 of the live blood analysis training course and now starting to study dried blood cell analysis which is also referred to as the Oxidative Stress Test (OST).

In dry blood test analysis (or dried blood analysis), we leave 8 layers (spots) of blood to dry naturally on a slide, we then observe the anomalies seen.

We are looking at anomalies that could be signs of allergies, adrenal stress, psychological stress and intestinal irritation as well as reproductive organ, bowel, vital organ, lymphatic and thyroid imbalances.

Heavy metal toxicity anomaly as seen above.

Appearance:

Heavy metal toxicity appears as black points at the edge of the layer, or as a dark shore or waves.

Cause & Interventions:

Strongly indicative of heavy metal toxicity, this can be from the environment (pollution, contaminated food, water or air, smoking and passive smoking) and also amalgams.

Points at the edge of the layer usually indicate the presence of lead and/or amalgams.

Dark waves deeper into the layer indicate that metals are being held in the fatty tissues, brain and nervous system, which is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

 

Join us on the next live and dry blood analysis training course here.

 

Copyright Dr Okker R. Botha, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2009

Week 6 on the live blood analysis online training course – pleomorphic growth forms

We are now on week 6 of the live blood analysis online training course and studying pleomorphic growth forms in the blood.

Various pleomorphic growth forms can be observed in darkfield microscopy such as rod-form bacteria above.

ROD-FORM BACTERIA IN THE BLOOD

In Live Blood Analysis we view the clients live blood magnified on to a screen.
We look at the Red Blood Cells (RBCs), the white blood cells (WBC’s), the platelets and the plasma.
We compare the clients blood picture to normal healthy blood and look for anomalies in the size & shape of the cells, if they are free floating or sticking together, too many, too few, bacterial forms, yeast markers, fibrin spicules, crystals or protoplasts in the plasma.

ROD-FORM BACTERIA IN THE BLOOD” is taken from the 500+ page Live Blood Analysis Online Training Manual 2015″

Rod-form bacteria are rod-shaped microorganisms that move around actively in the plasma. The presence of rod-form bacteria is related to an under active immune system and a terrain that supports the development of pathogenic bacteria. The presence of many rod-forms is usually associated with some mucus-producing infection. Measures are used to correct the imbalance of the terrain. These include alkalizing formulae such as Base powder, wheatgrass and other green food extracts, trace minerals, as well as immune-building supplements and lifestyle changes.

Appearance:
Rod-shaped bodies that move around actively in the plasma.

Relevance:
An optimally functioning immune system will prevent rod-forms from being present in a drop of peripheral blood.

Medical Perspective:
As far as conventional medicine is concerned, bacteria will only be seen in the blood in cases of septicemia. However, various types of bacteria are clearly visible in live blood of patients who are not suffering from septicemia. Very interesting research conducted in Canada and published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology proved that bacteria are in fact present in the blood (J Clin Microbiol. 2002 December; 40(12): 4771–4775).

Copyright Dr Okker R. Botha, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2009

To find out more about implications, associated symptoms, pleomorphic perspective and interventions and live blood analysis online training, please join us on the next training course April 3rd 2018

Join on this fascinating journey of live blood analysis!

Week 5 on the Live Blood Online Training Course- white blood cell viability

We are on week 5 of the Live Blood Online Training Course and looking at white blood cells

White blood cell (WBC) viability is one of the most important assessments used to determine the state of the immune system.

White blood cell explanation; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Gf4Kq1Bgbc

The main criteria used for determining the viability of a neutrophil (the most common WBC) include size, condition and activity.

A neutrophil should be approximately twice as big as a red blood cell (RBC), approximately 14 microns in diameter. The main determinants in assessing the condition of a neutrophil are the condition of the cell’s border and segmentation. The border should be fairly smooth and regular and the neutrophil should not be hypersegmented (too many lobes) nor macrocytic (enlarged).

The most important factor to observe when assessing neutrophil viability is activity.

Here we look at the granules within the cell’s cytoplasm. Ideally, there should be many of them actively streaming within the cell.

The cell itself should also be stretching out its membrane in irregular shapes to move around actively in the plasma.

Non-viable neutrophils are often round, symmetrical and immobile.   

Implications:

Poor neutrophil viability may be caused by many factors – please join the Live Blood Online Training Course to find out more https://livebloodonline.com/the-training-course/course-content/

pH of urine and blood

pH of urine and blood

The pH of urine and blood is extremely important and is now, more and more, being considered an important indicator of one’s health.

In The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health by Robert O. Young, Ph.D. & Shelly Redford Young, we find this statement: “the single measurement most important to your health is the pH of your blood and tissues – how acidic or alkaline it is.” Tracking your pH of your urine is easy to do, and takes very little time.

You will need a box of pH test strips and a journal to track your progress.

Most health practitioners recommend doing a daily pH test for 30 days to give a general idea of your alkaline/acid measurements.

Keeping track of your ‘numbers’ will measure your levels and monitor your progress over time to determine if you need to make changes or not and to see if what you are doing is working.

The pH of blood must be tightly regulated in a very narrow range between 7.35 and 7.45. Below or above this range means symptoms and disease. Death is associated with blood pH imbalances of 7.80 and above or 7.0 and below.

Testing your urine pH can give you an early indication and warning that your body is over acidic.

What the pH of urine and blood can tell you

The pH of urine indicates how the body is working to maintain the proper pH of the blood. The pH of urine indicates the efforts of the body via the kidneys, adrenals, lungs and gonads to regulate pH through the buffering system.

This can provide a fairly accurate picture of body chemistry, because the kidneys filter out the buffer salts of pH regulation and provide values based on what the body is eliminating.

Urine pH can vary from around 4.5 to 9.0 for its extremes, but the ideal range is 5.8 to 7.2.

First pH of urine Test in the morning:

Test your first urine of the morning before eating or drinking, this is the urine that has been stored in your bladder during the night and will usually be more acidic.

Briefly place the pH strip in the urine mid-stream and wait 15 seconds to read your pH.

The pH number of the morning reading should be 6.8 – 7.2

If your pH of urine is below 6.8, you could be overly acidic and low in alkaline buffers.

To increase your alkalinity you may want to source a more alkaline water, and introduce organic greens high in the minerals calcium, magnesium and potassium into your diet.

If your pH of urine are 7.2 or higher, you have a healthy reading and you appear to have the alkaline buffers needed to neutralize acidity in your diet and lifestyle.

Second Morning pH of urine Test:

Take this second urine pH test after drinking water or a green drink but before eating any food.

Repeat Daily for Thirty Days (and more).

Take the first and second urine of the day and record the average of them both. This is the number you will use when you track your trend over 30 days.

This will enable you to see the trend over time and help you to measure how alkaline you are.

These tests are able to indicate how effective our digestive system was able to deal with what we drank and ate the previous night/day.

When we are eating an acidic diet, these numbers will tend to be low.

When we start alkalizing the numbers will start to increase and over time, will begin to sustain themselves.

Your second morning urine should always be better than your first morning urine, ideally between 7.2 – 7.4.