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NanaB
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I saw a deal on YouTube with Dr. D of the Sierra Integrative Medical Center. Randy Travis, the country singer/actor was on it and he apparently had Lyme Disease and other issues - went to see this doctor and this medical center, and is much better now.

Has anyone here seen this doctor or know anything about him? Are there any other doctors across the USA that do anything like he does - who is really good with using Homeopathic medicine to treat Lyme and other illnesses?

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[ 06-02-2010, 08:52 AM: Message edited by: sixgoofykids ]

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I have been to this place and it is a rip off. I would definitely not recommend it or any place like it. Did nothing for my Lyme.

There is homeopathy that works against Lyme that you can buy through a company called Deseret Biologicals. Spelling might be off. They also have a rememdy for Bartonella.

Many chiropractors or "ND's" sell that brand. So I would look in Kansas (if that is where you are from) for some of the best chiropractors that do muscle testing in your state. And ask if they use Desert Biologicals brand. You can do a search about the brand on this site for people that have used it.

Sierra didn't do homeopathy specifically against Lyme when I was there....they used homeopathy just in general to help the body. It's hard to explain how it worked, what they were using, but it wasn't against Lyme directly.

I haven't had anything homeopathic work on me yet for the infections themselves, except some detox things.

Anyways, that place was no help to me and is way overpriced.

I would find a good Lyme Naturopath that someone on this site recommends to you. There are a couple in the Northeast that are good with herbals, etc.

The best natural way to go against Lyme that I have come across so far is herbals, and strengthening the immune system with things like transfer factor, low dose naltrexone (www.lowdosenaltrexone.org for info), etc.

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I talked to a doctor at Sierra yesterday and she said they use some machine from Germany and do oxygen therapy. Did they use that when you went there? She also said they look at the blood through a microscope to see if they detect anything in the blood and can identify it. Sound familiar?

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They didn't use a machine from Germany that I know of, unless it was this machine with strange gases in it that you sit in front of, that does nothing in my opinion. Don't know where that thing was from. Did you ask if it was the Bionic 880? (not what I'm referring to above) People on Lymenet have had mixed reviews with that. Helped some, not others. So you can do a search here about it.

They were just installing Rife machines when I was there, but that was about 5 years ago.

They did an intramuscular shot they called "Glyoxyl" (spelling?) that was supposed to oxygenate. It didn't help me much.

They did do the live blood analysis with a microscope. When I was there, they did not treat for any specific pathogens, so in my mind, that test is kind of pointless.

I am not trying to be too negative, it's just that a lot of money was spent (you pay a lot for each and every thing they do....all out of pocket) and for me none of it was particularly beneficial.

Randy Travis's testimony is based on things they did a lonnnnng time ago, that I doubt they still do now. The head doctor awhile ago was Bruce Fong....is he not still there? So my point is that you can't really go on past testimonials, because a lot of things change.

Be ready to spend at least $10,000 if you go, possibly much more. It could have been upwards of $30,000....I honestly don't know/remember.

I think there are more effective ways to go. These people are not "lyme literate." In my opinion, they are not up on the latest Lyme treatments, and not in line with what ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) does.

I still test positive for Lyme, babesia, and bartonella after leaving that place, so keep that in mind.

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Thank you so much for your input. I was afraid it was something like that. I couldn't afford it anyway.

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You're welcome. I think there are better ways to spend your money.

The thing about it is that there will always be someone that says they improved on a therapy, but if there are also people that come forward and say, "it didn't work and I regret it," that is a big red flag in my opinion.

If it makes you feel any better, I know someone else from a Lyme forum that also didn't see improvement there, and she is still really sick.

Even good treatments will have people that it didn't help, but when you hear the negative comments, you can get a sense if it will be worth your money or not. You gotta base the decisions on how bad the negative ones are, not how good the good comments are.

Good luck on your path to health!

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Nana, I did not go to this clinic, however, I did get better on homeopathic/herbal remedies. There's a whole thread about my healing journey on this thread http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/89968

If you're close to Wichita, KS you should check out www.HansaCenter.com . They've helped a lot of people with Lyme and other chronic diseases. If you can't afford to go to the HC Dr. J wrote a book titled, "Beating Lyme Disease". The book has a protocol that you can do at home by simply following the instructions in the book and purchasing his remedies.

After you read my thread, if you have any questions feel free to ask me here or send me a pm and I'll be glad to answer any questions you have.

Gary

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FWIW, I do have a friend who improved enormously at SIMC....but she just had Lyme, no co's. I don't know if that makes a difference but I suspect it does.
She knew of several others who improved enormously too.

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