For people with chronic Lyme symptoms that don’t respond to medications
By Greg Lee
Have you ever heard stories about foreign spies getting a hold of classified secrets? Once they buy or steal secrets, they try to get out of the country as soon as possible. If they are being pursued, these spies often use a network of safe houses to hide out in until the way is clear.
How is a safe house just like the Lyme disease biofilm?
Lyme bacteria can create a shield called a biofilm to protect themselves
Behind the biofilm, these bacteria are shielded from many medications. The biofilm blocks your immune system from finding the bacteria also.
This is how the biofilm is just like a safe house that protects the bacteria from being killed by drugs or your immune system. When your go off medications, they can re-emerge and aggravate your symptoms all over again. Not only do Lyme bacteria create biofilms, so do other bugs in your system
Other bacteria like staph and strep can also create biofilms which Lyme can hide in
According to Microbial Biofilms by Ghannoum and O’Toole, different bacteria like staph and strep also create biofilm shields.
In these biofilms, many different bacteria can hide within them. When different bacteria congregate under a biofilm, they share information with each other.
Underneath a biofilm shield, different species of bacteria can swap genetic information
In Microbial Biofilms, they cite studies which estimate that the Lyme bacteria have received 1 out of thousand genes from other species1. The authors state that gene exchange happens quite frequently among different bacteria in a biofilm. This exchange may lead to a dangerous mutated form of the Lyme bacteria.
Unfortunately, Lyme bacteria may obtain drug resistant genes from other bacteria
If Lyme bacteria were to obtain resistance to antibiotics, this could create an drug resistant monster. Given that Lyme bacteria reproduce in only a few weeks, it would only take a few generations for a drug resistant strain of Lyme bacteria to populate your system. Drug resistant Lyme bacteria may be an explanation for why it can survive despite years of multiple antibiotics.
Can earthworms prevent bacteria from sharing their drug resistant genes with the Lyme bug?
Earthworms have been used for over four hundred years to kill parasites
Lyme disease is defined as a parasitic infection of the borrelia species of bacteria. In the Compendium of Materia Medica herbal encyclopedia compiled in 1593, dried earthworms were prescribed for improving circulation, expelling demons, and overcoming numbness in the limbs2. They were used to effectively treat the signs of demonic possession: convulsions and seizures, parasitic infections, and numbness of the extremities. In the past thirty years, they have been safely used with over 60,000 people in Chinese Hospitals without adverse side-effects. Recent results indicate that earthworms may have a biofilm busting ability also.
Earthworm extracts may stop the Lyme bug from getting drug resistant genes by breaking up their biofilms
According to the manufacturer, an earthworm extract called Lumbrikonase contains six enzymes that are found in Red Wiggler and Red Marsh earthworms. A local LLMD shared that his clients on this extract are reporting Herxheimer reactions believed to be caused by cutting through biofilm and killing off the hidden bacteria. A few of his clients also report a reduction in their inflammation.
Several other Lyme doctors are reporting some improvements with their patients on these extracts. These enzymes may also be useful against cysts or tumors where the Lyme can hide.
Earthworm enzymes also break down cysts or tumors that Lyme can hide in
Your body produces a protein called fibrin that helps to form cysts and tumors. The Lyme bacteria are believed to be able to hide within these cysts or tumors. These enzymes help to break apart the fibrin which ends up dissolving the cyst or tumor. Earthworms also help to reduce other Lyme symptoms as well.
Earthworms are also used to treat Lyme symptoms of tremors, pain, and co-infections
They are also used to open up nerve conduction, blood circulation, urinary flow, breathing capacity, and energy flow. Which is why they are used to treat numbness, tremors, and pain due to blockages in blood flow. They are also used to clear mycoplasma parasite infections in the lungs and in the digestive tract. Earthworms are a powerful medicine to add to your Lyme treatment program.
Earthworms help you to find and destroy the hiding places that shield the Lyme bacteria
By adding earthworms or their extracts to your Lyme treatment program, you can help your anti-Lyme medicines and the immune system to kill the bacteria more effectively. Just like finding out all the safe houses where spies are hiding, earthworms help to uncover different places where Lyme is hiding . Earthworms may be effective at eating through the biofilm shield and stopping the transfer of drug resistant genes to Lyme.
They can help with dissolving cysts or tumors which can house Lyme. They can also help to improve the neurological and pain symptoms of Lyme disease. They can help you to clear out mycoplasma co-infections.
The benefits of a humble little red wiggler are amazing because of what they can offer for healing Lyme disease.
1. Mahmoud Ghannoum and George A. O’Toole. Microbial Biofilms. ASM Press, Washington, DC. 2004.
2. Li Shizhen. Bencao Gangmu (Compendium of Materia Medica). 1593.
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