The ionic footbath is a machine that helps significantly with detoxification of the body. Some say it pulls toxins out from the bottom of your feet, turning the water a dirty veritable rainbow of colors depending on the toxins. Some say the water turns color because of the chemical reaction between the salt and the metal coil. Frankly, this little machine is worth your money regardless of how it works. It can cost as little as 80.00 and up to 300.00. And if you’re looking for quantifiable data as to the effectiveness of this machine, you won’t find it. I say… this machine SAVED ME. Anytime I felt “toxic or yucky” especially after bioacoustic or biophoton therapies, my feet pretty much lived in this footbath and it was the difference between being able to sleep comfortably vs. hardly at all. This machine was the difference between me being able to hold a coherent conversation with my children or turning in for the day. It is way more than just a relaxing foot bath. This little mystery machine really works. I did this therapy 2-3 times a week in 40 minute intervals for a couple of years, It was a necessity. It had no adverse effects, although it can pull some nutrients/vitamins out with the toxins, so you have to make sure to replenish your vitamins and minerals. I did this in conjunction with my other treatments, supplements and detoxing. Of the hundreds of treatments and supplements I tried along the way, remember, I have only posted the treatments that have been critical in my healing. Consider, however, if I had tried Scalar healing first, I am not sure if this footbath would have been as important, because with Scalar, toxins are destroyed/disassembled along with the pathogens. And as an FYI, about 3-4 weeks after starting Scalar energy healing, I no longer felt the need to use the ionic footbath. It quickly found itself back on the garage shelf.
Foot patches with tourmaline
These foot patches work similarly to the ionic footbath, by pulling toxins from your feet. There are many types available, some of which I tried, and they seemed ineffective. These were the only patches that made me feel better- less toxic. After seeing John Douglas, he recommended these yellow patches with tourmaline as an effective means to detoxify the dead borrelia in my system. I wore these at night for 3- 4 months along with my regular intensive salt baths. After 5 months I felt much less toxic, and only used them periodically. I recommend these as a helpful detoxifier for the body. The easiest way to find these is on John Douglas’ website on his products page. He does not sell them for a profit, so they are no cheaper elsewhere. I tried ordering them through another vendor, and ended up with a completley different product, so it became easier to order them through his website: https://masterangels.net/product/detox-patches-gold-trmx-3/
Andrographis paniculata, commonly known as the ”King of Bitters” or India Echinacea, is a small herbaceous plant native to Sri Lanka and India. Studies show that this plant helps to counteract conditions such as infections, cancer, heart attacks, blood clots, diabetes, herpes, cold, gall bladder ailments, flu and fever. It is a powerful antiviral and antimicrobial herb. It also helps to prevent allergies.
After trying up to 50 different herbal supplements, this is the single herb that I felt a significant shift in my body’s healing. This is good to take in the beginning stages of treating Lyme, and for any viral or autoimmune conditions accompanying Lyme, It is also a good preventative herb to take on a regular basis for anyone with any health condition.
Glutathione prevents damage to your important cellular components from peroxides, free radicals and other reactive oxygen species. It is an antioxidant that occurs naturally in our cells. It is produced naturally by our body and all of the other antioxidants that we consume, such as vitamin E and vitamin C, which actually depend on it to function.
It is very important when it comes to detoxifying our bodies, which includes getting rid of environmental toxins, insecticides, heavy metals, herbicides and cigarette smoke. These stresses that we are exposed to every day will create oxidation within the body and our bodies can become depleted and overwhelmed.
When your natural supply of Glutathione is exhausted, this can cause problems with your immune system. It will eventually impair the actions of your T-cells and Lymphocytes so that your ability to fight infections is compromised. If you frequently experience infections, this might be a sign that you are low in Glutathione. Fruits and vegetables contain Glutathione, but not enough to regulate your system, if your body is already experiencing chronic symptoms.
I think of Glutethione like I think of orange juice or pomegranate juice, just amplified times 100. The antioxidant properties are unmatched in nature, and most lyme literate doctors (naturopaths) consider this an essential part of Lyme detox treatment. I was only able to add this as a supplement later in my treatment, because early on it caused such a flood of toxin dumping from my cells that my body became flooded with toxins, and I could barely function. My eye sight became very blurry and exacerbated the extreme pain in my eyes. Any heavy detox protocols(cholestyramine, welchol, calcium bentonite) did this as well. I had to approach detox in a very gradual manner. Glutethione typically has been the agent that has “brought people back to life” especially with post lyme treatment as it pertains to detox.
Intensive Detox bath recipe (from healer, Master John Douglas)
2 lbs. of Sea Salt
1 lb. of Epsom Salt
1 lb. of baking soda
Pour salt into standard warm bath. John Douglas suggests “as warm as possible, ” but given Lyme sensitivities to water temperature, use your own judgment. Because he can see inside the body, he states he can see this salt bath protocol pulling toxins from your system. He also insists that you dunk your head into the salt water as often as possible, as toxins are very prevalent in the head. Get a snorkel if you have to!
It may help to get a scale or use a grocery scale to determine quantities in standard cup measurements. We guessed with quantities, but generally erred on over-salting as the heavy amounts of these salts are the reason this protocol for detox is effective. The water should actually taste salty- and adjust accordingly for a large garden tub.
Zeolites for detox
Of all things that helped the pain and stinging in my eyes and cloudy feeling or ‘brain fog’ in my head: THIS. This product actually came to me in a dream. It was not recommended by anyone, and after thousands of dollars in ineffective remedies, I no longer had ANY IDEA what to take. I knew nothing of this product or Zeolites at all. I trusted this vision in my dream, and purchased this exact product. Can be purchased from Waiora directly or through John Douglas’s website: https://masterangels.net/product/natural-cellular-defense
Waiora – Natural Cellular Defense – Liquid Cellular Zeolites
- Helps remove heavy metals and toxins from the body.
- Supports a healthy immune system.
- Helps balance pH levels in the body.
Natural Cellular Defense has been clinically formulated to help support a healthy immune system, remove heavy metals and toxins, and balance your body’s pH levels. A higher alkaline PH over 7.0 has been shown to be more conducive to fighting viral and bacterial conditions in the body.
For centuries, the powdered forms of specific zeolites have been used as traditional remedies throughout Asia to promote overall health and well being. The story of these “volcanic rocks” has been passed down from generation-to-generation as more and more people have experienced its life-changing benefits.
Zeolites are natural volcanic minerals with a unique, complex crystalline structure. It’s honeycomb framework of cavities and channels (like cages) works at the cellular level attracting heavy metals and harmful toxins. Because it is one of the few negatively charged minerals in nature, zeolites act as magnets drawing toxins to it, capturing them in its cage and removing them from the body.
Calcium bentonite Clay
Calcium bentonite is one of the most effective and powerful healing clays. Used by many native cultures including those in the Andes, Central Africa and Australia, bentonite can be used externally as a clay poultice, mud pack or in the bath and, in skin care. Bentonite Clay is composed of aged volcanic ash and has a high concentration of minerals including silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and potassium. The name comes from the largest known deposit of Bentonite Clay located in Fort Benton, Wyoming.
Calcium Bentonite is known for its ability to absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals. Bentonite is a swelling clay. When it becomes mixed with water it rapidly swells open like a highly porous sponge. From here the toxins are drawn into the sponge through electrical attraction and once there, they are bound and eliminated by the body.
How it helped me:
I began taking this upon recommendation of my naturopath in ridding the body of Lyme toxins, because I had a difficult time with harsher detoxifiers like cholestyramine, which was making my hair fall out – in part due to lyme pathogens using up nutrients. Other detoxifiers like chlorella, would give me an upset stomach, or cause a flood of toxin dumping all of which I could not handle in my fragile mental and physical state. This was much more gentle, yet still effective. It caused some drying of my eyes, but I learned to “drink dirt” and found the taste reasonable and I continue to take this internally for overall health.
Cytokine Suppress for Painful inflammatory response (CIRS)
Cytokine Suppress includes mung beans and green tea, which support the natural process of the immune system’s inflammatory activity. This potent benefit is delivered by the flavonoids and other molecules found primarily in the seed coat of the mung bean and the compound EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) in green tea. These compounds work together to help modulate a healthy immune system response.
Benefits at a Glance
- Contains extract of mung bean and EGCG from green tea
- Helps regulate levels of HMGB1 protein
- Aids in controlling levels of inflammatory cytokines
- Balances inflammatory response
How it helped me:
One of my chief complaints during Chronic Lyme recovery was inflammation often to the point of tears and being unable to eat most foods, many of which spiked severe inflammation in my arms, hands, back, and neck primarily. I didn’t discover this medicine until I had already suffered for years, but once I began taking this, the pain subsided very quickly with no side effects and proved to be a beneficial product for me.
DGL for gut health
DGL is simply deglycyrrhizinated licorice (licorice root) and herbal extracts that provide nutritional support to the gastrointestinal tract. DGL supports the body’s natural defense mechanisms by stimulating the production of mucous, a major component of the stomach’s protective lining.
How it helped me:
When my naturopath had me on an antibiotic regimen on and off for 10 month, this product is what saved my stomach and intestines. When I went to see healer, Master John Douglas, he was surprised to see that my gut health was intact, which was atypical for Lyme folks. He expected to see leaky gut syndrome in which the body becomes poisoned with waste material from tiny holes in the weakened intestinal lining, which he sees regularly. In spite of all of the pathogens and harsh antibiotics, my gut faired well. DGL is very gentle, yet protects the stomach under compromising health conditions.
Slippery elm is an herb native to North America and is derived from the inner bark of the elm tree. It has long been used by indigenous cultures for a variety of ailments, but its use as a digestive aid is probably the most popular.
The benefits of slippery elm for soothing the entire digestive tract are many as it forms a soothing film over any mucous membrane it comes into contact with. The FDA has even approved slippery elm as a safe, demulcent substance, which means that it relieves minor pain and inflammation in mucous membranes such as what lines the digestive system.
How it helps:
When I visited healer, Master John Douglas, he recommended this product for intestinal health and stated clearly that he sees “leaky gut syndrome” literally becoming “sealed up” like a bicycle tire being repaired, by building up a sticky-like coating that adheres to the intestinal walls, comforting and literally repairing the intestinal tract. Because he can see inside the body, he can attest to its benefit. I did not take this product, but I had lyme friends who benefited greatly from this and felt it worth mentioning. I also learned that it is a primary ingredient in DGL.
Like many Lyme sufferers, I had a terrible time falling asleep and staying asleep. Trying to relax my brain through the pain, ‘nerviness’, thick head fog and extreme exhaustion was like trying to land a plane, bumping and jerking through a heavy thunderstorm. This went on night after night for almost a year, until I discovered a pharmaceutical…(I know…I know…a Western drug) that actually corrected my sleeping patterns and helped me function better due to a proper night’s sleep. Surprisingly, I had no side effects whatsoever, and no withdrawal symptoms after 2 years taking it nightly.
I would usually fall asleep between 30-40 minutes after taking this medication and at my lowest point, I took 150 mg per night, and dropped it gradually down to 25 mg per night as I improved. I helped another “lyme-friend” by recommending this med to her and she also benefited substantially. We had both exhausted every herb as well as melatonin with only partial success. We would have given anything to sleep better and this was a God send. After 2 months on Scalar treatment, however, I stopped needing this medication altogether.
How it works:
Trazodone, technically, is an older class of antidepressants that is rarely prescribed for anything but sleep (it had no effect on my mood). Trazodone is in a class of medications called serotonin modulators, which work by moderating levels of serotonin (a neurotransmitter) in the brain. See your doctor before taking this medication.
My Lyme-literate naturopath recommended Thymosin Beta – 4 as a post-lyme cellular recovery treatment. After one year on Scalar, I felt symptom free, but still had some weakness and sought to regenerate my damaged tissues and fully recover my strength. T Beta-4 is injected daily with a tiny painless needle under the skin. It was recommended as a four month program. The cost was $315 a month, but it was recently as high as $2000 a month when it was first on the market and used typically for professional athletes with injuries.
How it works:
Thymosin is a hormone secreted from the thymus. Its primary function is to stimulate the production of T cells, which are an important part of the immune system. Thymosin also assists in the development of B cells to plasma cells to produce antibodies. The predominant form of thymosin, thymosin beta 4, is an actin, a cell building protein. One of the main mechanisms of action of Thymosin Beta-4 is its regulation of Actin. This cell building protein is an essential component of cell structure and movement which leads to its role in tissue repair. Tβ 4 has been found to play an important role in protection, regeneration and remodeling of injured or damaged tissues. After an injury, Tβ 4 is released by platelets and numerous other types of cells to protect the most damaged cells and tissues, and to reduce inflammation and microbial growth.
Benefits of Thymosin beta-4:
- Calms muscle spasm
- Improved muscle tone
- Increased exchange of substances between cells
- Encourages tissue repair
- Stretches connective tissue
- Helps maintain flexibility
- Reduced inflammation of tissue in joints
- Encourages the growth of new blood cells in tissue
- Increased endurance and strength
- Prevents the formation of adhesions and fibrous bands in muscles, tendons, and ligaments
How it helped me :
After taking this for one month, I found my energy noticeably increasing and I had stamina to walk farther each day. I also felt my knee ligaments improving gradually as they had suffered damage from the Lyme and would “snap back” without a smooth motion. Any cuts or scrapes I had healed quicker and my mind felt more focused. I felt my cells and tissues “coming back to life.” I continued to improve during the 4 month treatment.
How they work:
Systemic/Proteolytic enzymes are not designed for digestive purposes only. They make their way into your bloodstream, where they break down CIC’s, and proteins called fibrin in your blood and soft tissues, eventually passing the waste out through your kidneys and lymphatic system. They work on specific protein related tasks such as optimizing blood, reducing pain and inflammation, cleaning out the lungs, and reducing hardened tissues and scars. When the body has remained in an inflammatory state, fibrin are recurrently deposited in soft tissues as a regulatory mechanism to fight inflammation, causing eventual hardening of tissues in the heart and lungs, and entire body. Chronically ill and the elderly often suffer with body stiffness and conditions like asthma and fibroids due to the build up of fibrin resulting in hardened tissues or growths. For a more comprehensive look at systemic enzymes, click on the following links.
How they helped me:
Systemic enzymes have been especially helpful for me in post-lyme recovery. After the series of energetic healing treatments and Scalar, I felt symptom free but I continued to experience body stiffness, some inflammation, a mild asthma-like breathing condition and joint weakness mainly in my knees. My body felt clean, clear and free from pathogens, but I felt as though I’d been through a car wash and left outside to rust. I felt like I imagine a sedentary 80 year old might feel. On sharing my symptoms with a local nutritionist, the verdict was that my body stiffness was potentially due to fibrin deposits in my soft tissues and lungs as a result of 3+ years of extreme chronic inflammation. I began taking systemic enzymes and my stiffness began improving, my breathing became easier and my thinking felt even clearer. I also knew that fibrin was being dissolved immediately on account of the nausea that I experienced the first week -a normal reaction upon beginning any systemic enzyme regimen. I also felt that if I had known about proteolytic enzymes sooner, I would have experienced less aches, inflammation, and especially, stiffness.
Red and Blue light phototherapy:
Light therapy, specifically red and blue LED light therapy was dream inspired and I felt compelled after these vivid dreams to research the effects of light as body therapy. I became aware that blue light kills bacteria under the skin, is FDA approved for acne treatment, remedies jaundice in newborns, helps the liver and is used for plant growth. Red LED light is used for mitochondrial repair, ATP(energy) stimulation and collagen production. It also assists with tissue and wound repair, penetrating 8-10 millimeters under the skin and is used often in combination with blue light for plant growth. I recommend that you read the following articles:
How it helped me:
I first began using a blue light wand ( designed for acne treatment ) to help with pain in my joints, as recommended by an online reviewer, and like her, I found that it helped all over, bringing a sense of well-being, less joint pain, better mobility in my shoulder joints, and relief under my scalp from unexplained agitation on the top of my scalp that began years earlier. The cost of the blue light wand was $75.00. Note: take a caution not to stare directly at the blue light and use light protective eyewear.
I started red light LED therapy(not infrared)using inexpensive plant grow lights under $40.00. Light therapy systems vary widely in price, but the more expensive brands use the same LED technology and are equally effective. The most effective wavelengths of red light seem to be in the ranges of 630-670 and 810-880. In the beginning, I started out with 10 minutes a day on my back. Initially I would feel a little dizzy and nauseous with only 10 minutes of exposure, but I gradually increased my exposure time to 20-30 minutes and the nausea and dizziness totally disappeared. I suspect that the red light was healing the tissue and releasing damaged tissue as toxin causing initial side effects. I continue to use red light therapy regularly for energy maintenance. I highly recommend red light for anyone that struggles with low energy, weakness, and internal or external body tissues that need healing.