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Ocean
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My uncle who is Chiropractor has been trying to help me with my Lyme. He gave me a newsletter about lumbrokinase to help with Lyme.

I found the newsletter online:

http://www.allergyresearchgroup.com/Mar-2009-Focus-Newsletter-sp-87.html

It does gross me out about taking earthworms persay, but at this point, I really don't care what it takes.

I did a search on LN and saw others talk about it, someone said it really helped their brain symptoms.

So I think I'm going to try it. I guess I just want to make sure it doesn't make my blood thinner, my platelets are 170-180 range as it is and my blood looks thin, I eat cloves of garlic too though.

take care,
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Hi Ocean,
My doctor has me on lumbrokinase to break down Biofilms at the same time I am on abx. He feels that lumbrokinase is the most effective enyzme on the market to break down these films.

I can't say I notice any difference, but I think it is a long process. He mentioned that it will thin your blood.

The least expensive source I have found is vitacost.com....if you can find something cheaper, pls let me know :-)

Thanks for bringing this topic to the group. For folks with chronic Lyme, the biofilms may be a big part of the problem.

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What are biofilms?
What do they do if you have lyme?

Do they help with symptoms? [confused]

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Lymeherx:

Biofilms are secretions by colonies of Borrelia that surround the colony and make it impervious to attack by the immune system and antibiotics. The researcher MacDonald found biofilms in Borrelia. It means that free-swimming Borrelia in the bloodstream may be killed by antibiotics, but the colonies in your tendons, ligaments, etc. are protected because they have massed together and secreted this biofilm coating.

In theory, certain enzyme supplements may be benefcial in helping to dissolve the biofilms, thus allowing penetration of the colony by the antibiotics and the immune system.

My LLMD has me on Wobenzym-N.

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Dave....hey buddy.

Sorry yousre here again........I recommend Thieves Oil from Young Living OIls. Awesome stuf.

Trout [Wink]

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I think that Serrapeptase can do the job, too. It's alot cheaper.

I don't know how it compares to the earthworms but it may work just fine.

http://www.digitalnaturopath.com/treat/T447441.html

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No, I HAVE to sleep!

PLEASE tell me this stuff isn't made of earth worms.

I don't want to look!

And paulie... good description!!!

Thanks!

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My LLMD wanted me specifically to take Lumbrokinase because it clears the blood vessels in the brain. He said that in large doses it can reverse a stroke!

If brain issues aren't your problem, then a less expensive enzyme product, like Vitalzyme, Neprinol, nattokinase, or Wobenzyme, would probably work for you.

Hope this helps!

Best,

Cass A

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AFAIK, fibrinloytic enzymes can clear blood vessels of clots and fibrin deposits when they are in contcat with the deposits, and for that to happen my understanding is that the enzymes are to be given IV. I think when given by mouth the stomach acid breaks them down before they can be absorbed, even if the enzymes are taken on an empty stomach because there is always acid in the stomach

Nelly

[ 04-09-2009, 11:32 AM: Message edited by: nellypointis ]

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Dr. U is my son's doctor. She and others at her office came up with this protocol for autistic children--she rocks!

I think I summarized the protocol in another post but here it is:

EDTA with enzymes on an empty stomach wait at least 1/2 hour.

Anti-fungal, anti-biotic, anti-whatever (may take with food depending on what you are using)

activated charcoal on an empty stomach later in the day to mop up the mess

The children usually have a herx and see benefits a few months into it. Some have nasty, slimy substances come out (I have seen pictures of the stuff--YUCK!).

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nellypointis
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quote:
Originally posted by hoot:
Dr. U is my son's doctor. She and others at her office came up with this protocol for autistic children--she rocks!

At least Dr U is only making claims for the use of enzymes in the GI tract (unlike people who claim they can disolve fibrin in blood vessels).

Could you ask her how she thinks the enzymes survive the stomach acidity to reach the gut and "do their stuff" there?

This is a very important point that is never really addressed by the people/doctors who use enzyme therapy other than by just saying "take the enzymes on an empty stomach". So I would REALLY like to get an answer from a doctor who is using them.

Nelly

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You can get the serrapeptase that is enteric coated. This may help with the stomach acid issue.

I'm not an expert, though.

I'm not sure if the other types of products are enteric coated.

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Thanks for all the good info here.


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I believe Wobenzym-N is enteric- coated, so that it doesn't dissolve in the stomach, but further down in the intestines.

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Enzymes tend to become activated at low pH so most of them survive in the stomach acid. I'm sure there are other ones that work optimally at a high pH. I'm assuming those would be enteric coated.

Jen

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I wonder if this is the new protocol I read about a group of drs and researchers trying.

First they use the IV antibiotics for a couple of months,

then go to the not yet named IV sol.

and then back to another antibiotic.

They say they are having a lot better success but are not naming it yet.

Anyone heard of this?

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Anyone taking Lumbrokinase, how many do you take a day??

I'm on it to clear up my clogged Lymphs but so far no luck? How long before you guys noticed a difference?

Did anyone have Lymph issues that Lumbrokinase helped with??

Thanks
Chootik

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quote:
Originally posted by lymeherx:
What are biofilms?
What do they do if you have lyme?

Do they help with symptoms? :confused:

Thought there was good info to help with this question after looking at Alzheimer's Disease and Neuroborreliosis the website of Dr. M who spoke of biofilms in the doc Under Our Skin.

Once at this website, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page, past all the images of spirochetes until you see the link for Biofilms of Borrelia burgdorferi Lecture July 7,2008
University of New Haven.

I've only gone thru one third of it so far and I think you will find it useful information.

Rick

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