Originally published July 12 2010
Get Rid of What Makes Lyme Disease Tick
by Paul Fassa
(NaturalNews) The deceptive pleomorphic Bb bacteria of Lyme Disease can be rooted out by Cat's Claw. Pleomorphism refers to a microbe's changing form according to the condition of its tissue or serum terrain. Cat's Claw is an herb originally from Peru. And there is a chemotype (slight chemical variation) of the original Cat's Claw herb known as Samento that is even more effective than Cat's Claw.
The Insidious Bb Bacteria
The Bb or Borrelia burgdorferi, an anaerobic bacterium, is the major culprit that lodges in a Lyme Disease victim's tissues, sometimes even in brain tissue. One major reason for incorrect diagnosis for Lyme Disease (LD) is the nature of the Bb bacteria.
Bb's most notorious form is the spirochete, a spiral shaped microbe. But because it is pleomorphic, it appears in different forms. It can assume spirochete, spheroplast or L shaped, and cyst forms. Besides changing form, leading to mistaken identity and mis-diagnosis, it can lodge deep within tissues and remain hidden beyond the reach of antibiotics, the most commonly prescribed medicine for LD.
Out of frustration, some doctors recommend psychotropics or psychiatry after a month of antibiotics without success because they are convinced if the antibiotics didn't work, there is no Bb bacteria present. So it must be in the victim's head; it's just mental!
Add this to the fact that LD is capable of mimicking well over 300 diseases, often leading physicians and healers down the wrong path of treatment. A few of the diseases LD mimics are Parkinson's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome, fibromyalgia, and other similar conditions. Even anxiety, depression, or Alzheimer's comes to mind upon examination of LD victims.
The Samento Version of Cat's Claw
Several successful clinical trials have been done on Lyme Disease patients throughout the world using Cat's Claw with positive results. But a recent test using the Samento chemotype variation has had the best results. Samento is Cat's Claw without chemical antagonists called tetracyclicoxindole alkaloids (TOAs). So basically Samento is TOA free Cat's Claw. This is a natural plant chemotype, and it's not lab produced.
TOAs affect the central nervous system, inhibiting the positive effect of the pentacyclic oxindole alkaloids (POAs), which boost immunity with powerful immune system modulating properties. TOAs can cause a 30% reduction in immune system modulating properties that the POAs provide.
Samento extracts can be taken as a relatively inexpensive supplement, just like its parent Cat's Claw, without side effects. This is good since this supplement could be in a long term relationship with an LD victim. Though Samento quickly relieves all symptoms, it may not be an ultimate cure all for everyone, although in one trial with 28 advanced LD patients, 85% were tested Bb free after the trial.
The option of long term expensive antibiotics is a dead end approach. It leads to intestinal flora destruction and possibly candidiasis with other side effects. As a matter of fact, in the same trial where 85% tested Bb free using Samento, the control group was given antibiotics. Some in the control group got worse, while most showed no improvement whatsoever.
If one is using prescription drugs, it would be wise to consult with a knowledgeable physician or healer before using Samento or even basic Cat's Claw as some pharmaceuticals mix poorly with these herbs.
It seems that it would be wise to pursue a course of Samento supplementation if anything remotely resembling LD is apparent. Samento's or Cat's Claw's protocol includes ingesting enzymes and food based supplements as well as natural detox agents for maximum results.
Sources for more information include:
Health News: Samento (Cat's Claw) is Producing Good Outcomes for Those with Lyme Disease http://www.healthynewage.com/intraindex.html
Holistic Health Newsletter - Arming Yourself Naturally Against Lyme Disease and Cancer http://www.healthynewage.com/herbal-health-n...
Natural News article: Look Into Lyme Disease Part I http://www.naturalnews.com/028998_lyme_disea...
NCI Definition of Pleomorhism http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary/?CdrID=4434...
About the authorPaul Fassa is dedicated to warning others about the current corruption of food and medicine and guiding others toward a direction for better health with no restrictions on health freedom. You can visit his blog at http://healthmaven.blogspot.com
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