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Lyme Disease & Mycoplasma Fermentans


Author: Julie S.
Date: 05-16-2008
Views: 19,558
Word Count: 667
Questions Received: 13
Testimonial ID: 2862-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease many years ago, and I learned at that time that this includes many co-infections in addition to the Borrelia bacteria that are thought to cause Lyme Disease.

I only recently learned that one of these co-infections is Mycoplasma Fermentans, a microbe also strongly linked to Gulf War Syndrome (and patented by the US Govt, in case you are interested). This particular microbe feeds on lipids in the body, including the mitochondrial membrane, (disrupts the Kreb's or the citric acid cycle) so it causes free electrons to leak out of the mitochondria energy centers in the cells.

For years I have experienced strange burns all over my body, particularly my head, shoulders, and arms. I would literally wake up with 1st and even 2nd degree burns on my body that were not there when I went to bed the night before. It was almost as if I was being burned from the inside out by some strange excess of electricity in my body.

This was accompanied by acne that couldn't seem to be eliminated by anything, even Inner Defense or the Thieves Essential Oil blend! My face stung so much that some days I could not even touch it to wash it, and most days I wouldn't let anyone else touch it at all.

Also, because my cells have been leaking the electrons I need for energy I have also experienced awful fatigue that nothing seemed to help. Getting out of bed was sometimes all I could accomplish with my day.

This infection has left my skin dry, scaly, and chapped-looking (no matter how much water I drink), as the lipids designed to keep my cells moist have become a snack for the little buggers! I remember waking up one morning soon after I became ill, with wrinkles around my mouth and eyes that weren't there the day before. Yikes!

So, here's THE GOOD NEWS! I have been using Lemongrass Essential Oil for several months now. I started by filling empty capsules (8-10 drops) and taking it internally. I saw some small improvement in my symptoms, but I felt like I should be seeing more results.

I began to apply Lemongrass to my Vita Flex reflexology points on my feet several times a day. Knowing that my symptoms were worst in my mucous membranes, like my sinuses, intestines, lungs, and bladder, I focused on those points to start with.

After just a few short days, my acne began disappearing and my skin began to look a little less dull and chalky. I experienced less pain in my intestines, and I seemed less short of breath. Soon the hyper-pigmentation left over from the inflammation in my skin began to lessen and the redness began to go away.

I had been unable to consume much fat (even healthy fats like olive oil, coconut oil, and raw nuts) because I would inevitably start to feel sick or throw them up after eating them. After having used Lemongrass oil for some time on my feet now, I can again consume fats without feeling sick or throwing them back up.

Apparently, they were feeding the infection as well, and now that it is more under control my system can handle fats again! Yay! I use 2-3 drops of Lemongrass on each foot several times a day: I thank God it's not expensive! I no longer take it internally at all because I don't need to.

The flip side of the story is that Lemongrass has created some pretty tremendous die-off reactions, and I have begun supplementing with the Juvacleanse Essential Oil Blend to help clean up the heavy metals in my system that are being flushed into my blood as the microbes die off.

Microbes tend to attach themselves to heavy metal in the body, so if you're chronically ill you will want to keep this in mind: as you kill off microbes you will also have to deal with the heavy metal factor, too. The combination of both essential oils really seems to be best.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: bacteria — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link
2.Associated topics: bacteria — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
3.Associated topics: fatigue — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
4.Associated topics: bacteria — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
5.Associated topics: bacteria — "14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria (Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca)."Link
6.Associated topics: fatigue — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
7.Associated topics: bacteria — "Streptococcus pyogenes [strep] plays an important role in the pathogenesis of tonsillitis.... [T]hyme, cinnamon, lemongrass, tea tree, lavender, oregano, clove, palmarosa, or cajeput [melaleuca] EOs [essential oils] are known to be active against Streptococcus pyogenes, while oregano, basil, mint [peppermint], rosemary, and lavender EOs are known to inhibit another Gram-positive bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus [staph].... We showed that cinnamon presented the higher activity against S. pyogenes compared to the other EOs tested.... 14 [essential oils] showed antibacterial activity against Streptococcus pyogenes.... Among them Cinnamomum verum [cinnamon bark], Cymbopogon citratus [Xiang Mao], Thymus vulgaris CT thymol [thyme], Origanum compactum [oregano], and Satureja montana [Mountain Savory] essential oils exhibited significant antibacterial activity. The in vitro results reported here suggest that, for patients suffering from bacterial throat infections, if aromatherapy is used, these essential oils, considered as potential antimicrobial agents, should be preferred."Link
8.Associated topics: immune-system — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link

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