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WPinVA
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Hi folks -

I could really use some new ideas on how to decrease inflammation, which is a major problem for me.

I'm already gluten and dairy free. Please - more ideas! What else can I do? I think this is a major component of my brain fog/memory issues/inability to concentrate and I really miss my brain.

thanks!

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Hi- I am taking about 3 grams a day of Curcumin a day, a mixture of Longvida and Enhansa brands,

to heal gut inflammation. It's working. I divide it 3x a day.
It's the best anti- inflammatory for me. Not cheap, but I needed help.

I'm also taking organic coconut oil 3x a day, large tablespoon in hot drinks.

Green tea, Quercetin, even reversatrol did nothing for me re: inflammation, although we are all different- but the Curcumin is a winner for me.

Not sure how long I'm going to continue at this dose, right now it's continuing to still clear stuff.
HTH.

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Lyme positive PCR blood, and
positive Bartonella henselae Igenex, 2011.
low positive Fry biofilm test, 2012.
Update 7/16- After extensive treatments,
doing okay!

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The most helpful things I have found that reduced inflammation are:

Systemic enzymes
Magnesium
Fish oil, pharmaceutical quality


Mechanical means of reducing inflammation are:
Far infrared light, 880 wavelength
Pulsed magnetic energy


Systemic enzymes make the biggest difference for me.
I'm taking Wobenzym...if I stop, the headaches return.

A good quality fish oil helps to relieve my joint pain, and if I switch to a crappy one, I can feel the difference.


Far infrared light and magnetic pulsing have yielded more permanent results.
Over the years, I've had numerous painful joints and other things that did not improve until I treated them with magnetic pulsing.
Heck, even my hemmorhoids got better!

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The Autoimmune Paleo diet brought my inflammation way down.Alot of times just going gluten and dairy free is not enough. Most of the packaged gluten free food is full of stuff to be avoided. My most recent bloodwork showed all my inflammatory markers had normalized.

I also just started taking querciplex which has helped as well. It contains bromelain and quercetin.
http://www.thepaleomom.com/autoimmunity/the-autoimmune-protocol
http://robbwolf.com/2012/05/18/paleo-autoimmune-illness/

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For inflammation caused by bacterial endotoxins (released from abx treatment or inhanced immune function) Stephen Buhner suggests Japanese knotweed. Autoimmune paleo is working for us as well.

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13 yo DX PANS/Tourette's/Asperger's/ADHD treated for Igenex positive bartonella/IND lyme with 2 years of abx treatment. Weaned off abx April 2013 at 80% improvement. Continuing with Buhner bartonella/babesia protocols. Aug 2014 99% improvement.

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Researched Nutritionals Bolouke, but at greenandhealthy.com.

Fish oil, MSM and Tumeric.

Detox is extremely important. If you are not taking enough detox supplements and drinking water, the inflammation will continue.

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Just sharing my experience, I am not a doctor.

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I read somewhere that celery was great for inflammation. Eat 3 or 4 fresh stalks a day or juice it.

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These are all such great ideas and now I have a list of new things to try. This helps a lot. Thank you!
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Yes, DIET is key.

Google the Body Ecology Diet. It has brought my inflammation way down!

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Juicing green veggies with ginger and turmeric help me.
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What is magnetic energy
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MSM is really helpful (6 grams a day for me) which is about the same as DMSO but oral pills... DMSO is suppose to be more powerful. I have a great pdaper on DMSO that I could email to someone if interested. It tells all the different ways that it can be used.

The more I detox the more the pain and inflammation. On days Im not working on detox things are better. Coffee enemas help more than anything else for me for headaches along with a couple of homeopathic Heel combo remedies and lots of water... and absolutely no sugar or bread.

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Marnie
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My personal favorites:

Magnesium (works well with B6)

OmegaBrite (high EPA = omega 3) - take 3 capsules with something "fatty".

Glycox (berberine chloride).

Link below to food choices et al:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-inflammatory

Book about diet (pretty highly rated by a number of people):

http://www.amazon.com/The-Anti-Inflammation-Diet-Recipe-Book/dp/0897934857

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Cactus juice, 3oz am & pm. If you have GERD do not take last dose later than 6pm.
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I dont know how a sick person could do that diet

Preparing minimum of 8 cups veggies a day-even if raw would do me in

If i had the money for a full time cook i guess i would try it...but there is a lot of food prep and a lot of regular food you cant eat

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What kind of blood work would I ask for if I wanted to see inflammatory markers? I know my immune system is in overdrive.

Thanks.

Hiker53

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CRP and/or sed rate... but I have tons of inflammation and my markers are always low.

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Ondamed is great for decreasing inflammation.

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A top LLMD has written a book called "The Lyme Inflammation Diet" and it contains a diet plan for reducing inflammation specifically for lyme patients.

It contains four phases and the first phase starts out very strict, but then you begin to add different foods back in during each phase.

When you get to the fourth phase, he allows you to add back gluten and dairy, but I still would not.

It also contains a lot of good information about lyme disease.

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Glycox will help a LOT. Amazon.

While some inflammation is necessary in the healing process, too much - ongoing - is harmful.

Curing diseases looks to involve 2 processes:

Cancer...knock out the DNA damaged cell AND lower inflammation.

I linked 2 sites (of many) to prove this under the

oils - metastatic cancer post on lymenet.

Other infections...hit the pathogen AND lower inflammation.

Romanian docs cured 2 early onset Lyme patients by:

1. Restoring (via IV doses)VERY LOW Mg levels. Mg is an anti-histamine, anti-inflammatory and inhibits HMG CoA reductase (works like a statin drug).

AND

2. Gave IV abx.

This is why many current drugs combine an antibiotic with a "steroid" component.

"PV, however, is more sensitive and more specific

than either ESR or CRP when monitoring the activity of rheumatoid arthritis."

In answer to "normal ESR and CRP" rates.

PV = Plasma viscosity.

Which is linked to LDL and HDL levels. High HDL = low PV.

http://pharmaceuticalintelligence.com/2012/11/28/what-is-the-role-of-plasma-viscosity-in-hemostasis-and-vascular-disease-risk/

http://drsusanmarra.com/?page_id=1386

HDL here:

http://qualitycounts.com/fpcoq.html

Continuous oxidation of HDL...

http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fphys.2014.00175/full

Mitophagy ...mentioned above. "Food!" says Bb?!

Mitophagy looks to = mitochondrial autophagy ("self eat"/ self destruction to supply nutrients to the rest of the cell to keep it viable - alive.)

Does Bb live off the amino acids released when old damaged mitochondria (powerhouses of our cells containing their own DNA...chains of amino acids and hydrogen) die?

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Marnie
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Above and repeating...

CRP (C reactive protein)
ESR = sed rate

AND

PV = plasma viscosity

Are the markers for inflammation - with, the latter one being REALLY key.

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