Saturday, May 5, 2018

Addressing Ammonia Toxicity from Lyme Disease, MS, ALS, Parkinson's, and Autism



Lyme disease, MSALSParkinson'sAutism, and many other chronic illnesses...have been shown to have ammonia accumulating in the brain and tissues. It is imperative to the healing process that you and your doctor address the ammonia at the same time as you are addressing the cause of the ammonia...the Lyme bacteria, through the Borrelia burgdorferi production of urease enzyme!

Hyperammonemia (Excess accumulation of ammonia in the brain and tissues of the body) in combination with cerebral venous circulation disturbances, microbial issues and metabolic pathway dysfunction are largely unaddressed components that cause muscle weakness, muscle wasting, profound fatigue, mitochondria damage, tremors, brain dysfunction, depersonalization, depression, neuropathy, and muscle fasciculations (involuntary movements of muscles) seen in MS, ALS, and Parkinson's disease. Of course, poor oral bite/TMJ dynamics, environmental electro-polution,  dental mercury and environmental heavy metals, dietary and environmental toxins, also play an important role in the development of these illnesses, however this article focuses on the huge problem of excess ammonia. Stopping the accumulation of ammonia often stops the progression of these illnesses.

Other significant causes of excess ammonia production are SIBO gut microbial infections, such as H. Pylori bacterial infections, as well as other secondary sources that can add to the load of ammonia, such as Candida-type yeast which catabolize dietary amino-acids into ammonia in the gut. Another cause of excessive ammonia is chronic liver dysfunction, as well as chronic kidney dysfunction.

Ammonia is very alkaline at an 11.6 pH. Many doctors have been taught that most sick people have acidic bodies. The reality is not that simple. People may be predominantly acidic, their urine and saliva may be acidic, but they are also extremely alkaline in the areas of ammonia accumulation. Lyme disease is a game changer when it comes to the acid/alkalinity of the body. 

This is why many people worsen when they drink alkalinized water, or are given dietary recommendations such as fresh fruits and vegetables which most often work to alkalinize the body. (No, this is not permission to go back to junk food or processed foods that are acid-promoting!) It appears that alkalinizing these people is only aggravating the already over-alkaline ammonia regions of their body, the brain, heart and liver. The ammonia conditions must be cleared before addressing the more acidic regions of their body! Click on this hyperlink to read more on ways to change your diet to help minimize the symptoms of ammonia.

We can extrapolate from the fact that Lyme bacteria seem to thrive in the highly alkaline environment created by ammonia (11.6 pH), that it is not going to work to attempt to kill the bacteria through drinking highly alkaline water, or eating alkaline-promoting diets. Once the Lyme bacteria and ammonia issues are addressed adequately then yes, an alkaline promoting diet is best.


"Souring the Milk!" Making the Body an Inhospitable Home for Bacteria to Overgrow!

It is almost impossible to culture Lyme bacteria in a lab setting if the growth medium in the petri dish is not just right, or if the temperature or pH is not just right. So from this we can see that Borrelia burgdorferi are not invincible monsters that absolutely cannot be beaten. 

The challenge then is to "sour the milk" or shift your body's internal environment to one that makes survival very difficult for the bacteria. Correcting the hyperammonemia (high ammonia) issue can help achieve a less hospitable environment for the bacteria, making your other antibacterial efforts possibly more effective.

Not everything can be done with remedies, especially the longer you have been sick. The longer one has been sick, the more skill that will be required to successfully facilitate the body's ability to completely heal. It has been my experience that the sicker you are, the longer you have been sick, the more organs and systems of your body that have been damaged, the less likely you can successfully navigate through all the possible treatment options by yourself at home. The remedies I list below can definitely help you, however it may be wise to seek professional help with all the issues going on beyond eliminating bacteria and ammonia.

A Screwdriver Cannot Cut Wood. Antibiotics Cannot Correct Tissue Damage! Using the Correct Tools for the Job.

You must use the correct tool for the job. Diet, combined with full-spectrum infrared sauna therapy, remedies, nutrition, hands on treatments, and so much more are needed to optimize the body's ability to bring down the population of bacteria, and eliminate the ammonia. 

Most people just want to take some remedies at home and feel better. I understand that, however if you don't feel better it does not mean the remedies are not working, it means there is too much else going on, (such as damaged, inflamed, and irritated tissues) for simply removing the ammonia to correct. 

Remember, ammonia is a toxin. We call things toxins because they damage tissues. It is like burning your finger on the stove. You immediately jerk your hand off the flame, but the burn and pain remains. So simply eliminating the ammonia will not always instantly get rid of the damage to the tissues or the symptoms. This is why the doctors at the Hansa Center have developed dozens of new ways to facilitate the body's ability to restore the correct (optimum) functioning of these damaged tissues, right down to the areas of broken biochemistry.

Also, until the bacteria are brought under control, they continue to produce more ammonia, so getting rid of the ammonia will be an ongoing process until your body can successfully beat down the Lyme bacteria. To help the body eliminate the cause of the ammonia, the bacteria, I developed three different formulas, the first of which I presented compelling research for at the International Tick-Borne Diseases Conference in New York City. 

Although no natural formula is cleared by the FDA to treat or cure any named illness, we can make "structure and function" claims for natural formulations. These formulas are not natural antibiotics. They work to enable the body's own defenses to kill the bacteria...in huge numbers if you read the research. 

  1. Eliminate the source of ammonia, the bacteria
  2. Eliminate the ammonia, through ammonia-specific supplements
  3. Support the organs of elimination
Eliminating the Source of ammonia, the bacteria:
I would recommend discussing with your healthcare professional, starting with Borrelogen™ at 1 dropper 2-3 times a day for one bottle, or as they recommend. Depending upon your response, you can the ask your healthcare professional about switching over to Lymogen™ if you need a change, at the same dosage or as they recommend. The successes our doctors have enjoyed at the Hansa Center for 20 years are largely around these remedies, although when you come you might not test as needing any of these formulas that I developed. Our testing helps us identify specifically what your unique body needs, which is why we carry over 3000 natural remedies from all the best companies to test you with in each treatment room.

No matter what way you choose to enable the killing of the Lyme bacteria, conventional antibiotics or natural remedies, you definitely need to deal with the toxic ammonia. As I have discussed, most medicines and remedies will not cross the blood-brain-barrier (BBB). 

Eliminating the Ammonia:
I traveled to Brazil to search for botanicals from the Amazon that might effectively clear ammonia from the body. I have been to huge plant specimen repositories, and tested large collections of medicinal substances from the world of Chinese medicine, not to mention testing everything I can get my hands on from standard botanical and homeopathic arsenals. There are only two botanicals out of everything I have tested that consistently work and have been verified either by laboratory experiments or by Functional Acuity Contrast Testing (FACT) of the toxins interference in the brain. 

These two botanicals are Silphium laciniatum leaf extract, and Hibiscus sabdarifa leaf extract. I developed the Silphium into a stand alone extract called, "Silphitrin" and enhanced its effectiveness in the NeuroAntitox II Formulas. The Hibiscus sabdarifa leaf extract is available as a stand alone remedy, that can be taken at the same time as the NeuroAntitox Formula or by itself.

When your healthcare professional finds ammonia is not just in the typical Lyme presentation of the liver, heart, brain, and jaws, but is found all over the body, such as is the case with almost all MS and ALS sufferers, then I would suggest using L-Ornithine/L-Aspertate. L-Ornithine/L-Aspertate used to be a German prescription drug called Hepamertz, that was used for the same purpose of helping reduce the ammonia seen in severe liver diseases. It is now available as a supplement. In that L-Ornithine/L-Aspartate does not work as well as the NeuroAntitox II Formula, it is recommended that they be taken together.

Our Hansa Center doctors are trained to also target and suppress the production of urease by the bacteria to help eliminate the ammonia.

Consult with your natural healthcare professional before starting any new supplement. A general recommendation for the SilphitrinHibiscus, or NeuroAntitox II Formula is 1-3 droppers, 2-3 times a day, with or without food. 

The Silphitrin and NeuroAntitox II Basic Formulas can be used in a soaking bath, for those whose digestive systems do not handle remedies and medicines well. The bath instructions are on the label of the bottle. Soak your body no more than 20 minutes in warm water, not hot water. 

Support the Organs of Elimination:
If one studied all the various supplements that support the detoxification and elimination organs it would rapidly be clear that you could spend hundreds of dollars on many different types of products. I have found that Metacrin-DX by Apex Energetics, Inc. is a gentle yet powerful product to support phase-1 and phase 2 of the liver detoxification pathways. 

Fiber is another important component of supporting proper bowel movements and the removal of toxins. Fiber acts like a sponge in the intestines, so I recommend Chewable Total Fiber by Nutriwest, Inc. It is better to have a somewhat dry sponge that can soak up poisonous cellular debris, than to drag a wet rag through the gut, like many fiber products that are mixed in water. 

Drink plenty of purified water everyday to help support cellular function and to support the rapid clearing of toxins. Most people are dehydrated, often even when they drink a lot of water, because they have destroyed the membranes responsible for fluid transportation, impairing the body's ability to  effectively distribute water to the tissues. When the membranes are damaged, a person will often drink copious amounts of water, yet most of the water is rapidly urinated out. This leads to stagnation and dehydration in the tissues and organs, which can be addressed by using a product called Gather Vitality, by K'an Herbs, Inc. 

Juicing your own green drinks or getting them from your local health food store is another vitally important step in supporting the organs of elimination. My favorite recipe juicing recipe:

  • One organic cucumber, 
  • Two to three leaves and stalks each of organic kale and rainbow chard, 
  • One organic Granny Smith apple, 
  • One organic whole lime, 
  • A small bunch of parsley or cilantro. 
It tastes great and is a power packed, nutrient dense infusion that supports the organs and enables them to have the strength to detox more effectively. Remember, asking the body to detox is asking the body to work very hard, often when the body is already very fatigued. You cannot or should not do any detoxification without also giving the body extra support to do the work. Juicing fresh organic fruits and veggies is not just nutrient rich, but is also rich in the vital energy of the plants. 

Another great way to increase cellular energy is to take Berberine w/ MicroPQQ and CoQ10

A Huge Help for Those with Any Illness

For those people who are profoundly drained of energy, cannot handle oral supplements well, are dehydrated, or have poor detoxification abilities, I highly recommend you use your internet search engine and find a I.V. hydration clinic in your area that offers nutritional I.V.'s called Myer's Cocktails. I advise adding 1000 to 2000 mg of Glutathione and extra Vitamin C. This can be done weekly to monthly depending upon your condition. These clinics are usually very easy to get into, often without an appointment or a doctor's prescription, and most are staffed by highly-qualified Nurse Practitioners. 

Core Body Temperature Issues

If your primary symptoms are not severe brain issues, such as seen in MS, Parkinson's, or ALS, then you definitely want to invest in a Full-Spectrum Infrared Sauna for your personal use. Virtually no other device can shift the internal environment of your body than one of these saunas! Lyme bacteria cause the body to overcool. People with chronic LD often report that their body temperature is very low. If you are ever 96.5 or below, you are in real trouble and need to take this seriously. Every system of the body is energetically working on fumes and getting more toxic by the day as the body fluids, such as the lymph fluid, turn into a gel. 

There is a new way to do sauna therapy that quadruples its healing effects. The Sunlighten Saunas now have the options for Acoustic Resonance TherapyChromotherapy, Full-spectrum Infrared waves, 6-preset wellness programs, and a proprietary cream that enhances sweating in those tough to sweat areas!  These saunas are a long way from the boring saunas of old. They even offer a biofeedback option! These saunas are made for people with extreme sensitivities. The six-person Sunlighten Basswood saunas are the ones we use at the Hansa Center, and the smaller units are perfect for healing at home.



The Hansa Center Difference:
This article outlines the very basics of addressing toxicity in the body. I cannot do justice to the incredible complexity of what each of our doctors can bring to bear upon each person's case who comes to the Hansa Center. We have found that it is best to start with a two-week, all-inclusive package of care that enables us to apply maximum effort in daily hour long office visits with the doctor to really dig down and identify everything we can that has gone wrong in a person's body and determine unique ways to facilitate their body's ability to restore optimum function. This hyperlink is an effort to give you an idea of what the first few days of treatment at the Hansa Center would be like.

Read more about ammonia issues as well as facilitating the body's ability to heal from neurological damage from Lyme disease and other degenerative illnesses.

Click here to listen to a lecture Dr. Jonathan Streit of the Hansa Center gave on the topic of ammonia issues in the body.

The doctors and staff at the Hansa Center have a passion for restoring health! Let us help you get back to real life. If you have questions about coming to the Hansa Center call 316-686-5900 ext. 1 and you will receive true caring. We believe that the sign of good treatment should be that you feel better quickly, and we definitely do not adhere to the belief that you must feel worse before you feel better. Our goal is to help restore God's perfect design and function of every aspect of your body so that your body can heal itself, and stay well!



For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com.

This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss the ideas presented here with your health care professional before beginning, and stop, or get support, if your condition worsens. This information is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA. The Hansa Center does not treat named diseases, but seeks to restore the body's optimum structural and functional integrity so that the body can rapidly heal itself. 


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Lyme Disease Can Cause Leaky-Brain Syndrome





Lyme disease, seizures, MS, ALS, Parkinson's, Autism, Alzheimer's, and other chronic conditions, have been shown to have ammonia accumulating in the brain and body. Where the ammonia is accumulating determines the type of symptoms will be created. Each of the above illnesses have been shown by medical researchers to have Lyme spirochetes as a primary cause of the problem.

As the discoverer that Lyme spirochetes cause the accumulation of ammonia it is very validating to me that other scientists and clinicians have confirmed the finding.

Although many people have heard of Leaky Bowel Syndrome (LBS), few have heard of Leaky Brain Syndrome. I coined this term when I became aware of the damaging effects on the blood-brain barrier (BBB) from the accumulation of Lyme-induced ammonia in the brain. Ammonia in the brain is a primary cause of neurological and psychological hypersensitivity. 


The ammonia problem occurs not just in the brain, but in any tissue infected with Lyme disease spirochetes. So if it is primary in the joints, then the joints will have excessive amounts of ammonia causing problems. This article will focus of the brain.

Ammonia Pokes Holes In Your Blood-Brain-Barrier (BBB)

If the brain is the central computer of your body, then problems in the brain can cause problems anywhere in your body, mind, and emotions. Ammonia in the brain alters the permeability of the BBB, punching holes in the BBB that enable larger molecules to cross from the bloodstream into the brain, such as common amino-acids, microbes, toxins that normally would not be able to cross the blood-brain-barrier. 

When these random molecules touch the brain tissues they set up neuro-inflammation, hyper-reactivity and hypersensitivities to stimuli, such as environmental scents, chemical toxins, mycotoxins, metabolic products, emotions, and even changes in barometric pressure, moon phases, and geopathic stressors. Many people with these issues feel that they suffer from cerebral allergies, but cannot pin any one cause down. 

The Vicious Ammonia-Histamine Cycle

Indeed, the presence of ammonia and the worsening of symptoms can be made worse by the body's production of excessive amounts of histamine and the histamine increases the production of ammonia. This is a vicious cycle of ammonia causing the release of histamine and the histamine causing even more ammonia! 

If a person with Lyme disease (LD) is taking a medication that they are allergic to, such as an antibiotic, unfortunately the resulting worsening of symptoms is often thought of as being a Herxheimer reaction from the toxicity of the bacterial die-off substances. Unfortunately, our clinical testing reveals that the person is often suffering from a allergic reaction that is stimulating a histamine release. The histamine release exponentially increases the amount of ammonia in the tissues, and that is indeed why the person is having a dramatic worsening of their symptoms, not from bacterial die-off. Excessive histamine in the body, and Histamine Intolerance are a horrible malady by itself, even without the addition of ammonia! 

Complex Illnesses Require Complex Treatments

If a person has Lyme disease AND Histamine Intolerance the chances of profound illness affecting almost every system of the body is almost assured! 

If you study both problems, excess ammonia and excess histamine, you can see why the doctors of the Hansa Center for Optimum Health are so unique. Most doctors specialize in a field of medicine. Our doctors specialize in restoring every aspect and adjust every tissue and issue right down to these biochemical nightmares, and even the epigenetic and bioenergetic issues. The chronic illnesses of today are way too complex to be resolved with sledge-hammer drugs.

The histamine/ammonia cycle affects people even worse if they have key genetic SNP mutations and those who have impaired methylation pathways. "Imethylation is low and T cell production is low, then histamine levels tend to be high. Histamine is linked to inflammation, a contributing factors to leaky gut as well as allergies."

The symptoms of these cerebral allergies are unique to what part of the brain is being affected. Ammonia-induced Leaky Brain Syndrome is one of the primary causes of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Cognitive dysfunction, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, MS, ALS, and a myriad of other chronic conditions.

There are only a few ways ammonia can become a problem in the brain. Severe liver disease is a well recognized producer of global or systemic ammonia. No one knew, until I discovered quite unexpectedly, that Lyme spirochetes could cause ammonia to accumulate in localized areas of the brain.  


Treating and Detoxifying the Body of Ammonia

While detoxifying and eliminating the excess ammonia from the body can almost immediately improve a persons symptoms, and there are many products that can help the body accomplish this, the cause of the production of ammonia remains as does the damage the ammonia causes in the tissues still needs to be repaired. 

In the same way that a screwdriver will not cut wood, antibiotics cannot treat tissue damage, nor can they repair damage to the BBB or the other damaged tissues in your body. 

In the same way, simply killing the bacteria and eliminating the ammonia, while good, cannot do more than they do. Your doctor must have many more tools and advanced treatment techniques that focus of restoring the body's ability to heal itself from the inside out and the outside in! This is why I was forced to innovate new ways to test and treat the totality of the body, not just doing pieces and parts doctoring.

How I Discovered Lyme-Induced Ammonia


I first became aware of brain-ammonia problems in the late 1990's while treating a gentleman from England who came to me having been diagnosed with Lyme disease (Neuroborreliosis). Quite surprisingly, my testing revealed Trypanosoma gambiense as his primary microbial challenge. T. gambiense causes African Sleeping Sickness (ASS). Only after subsequent study, in Cecil's Pathology book, did I find that the symptoms of ASS are caused by the neurotoxic effects of ammonia produced in the brain by the microbe. Interestingly, the man said that for years he had told doctors that it felt like someone was pouring ammonia over his brain!

The severe debilitation of this man is what stimulated my discovery of Lyme-induce ammonia. His symptoms reminded me of many of my patients previously diagnosed with extreme Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, MSALS, and Lyme patients.

I started doing clinical testing for accumulations of ammonia in people with confirmed Lyme disease, and found that all of these people had localized ammonia accumulations primarily in the brain, heart, liver, and jaws caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), the causative agent in Lyme disease. This is no small finding, nor is it easy to correct, although many will tell you of this or that supplement that will rid your body of ammonia. Most of these substances, such as L-ornithine and molybdenum, and various herbs do not seem to be able to clear the ammonia from the brain, or jaws. 

I am pleased to say that over the last decade my findings have now been confirmed by many other doctors and scientists. (Ammonia)

It would seem that Bb release ammonia, which is converted to glutamine, by way of the glutamine synthetase pathways, leading to localized swelling of astrocytes (brain cells). This ammonia-induced glutamine accumulation may cause dysfunction of astrocytes that leads to impairment of vascular reactivity other than through a decrease in arginine availability for NOS leading to increased production of nitric oxide (Toshiki 2000).

It has been reported that many neurological problems are caused by either congenital causes in SNP mutations, or acquired hyper-ammonemia from various infectious agents or liver disease (Albrecht 1998). 

Many of my patient previously diagnosed with LD have reported that brain MRI's found MS-type plaques on their brain. These plaques are likely from the increased ammonia from the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria.

All of the ammonia-related pathological changes predispose these individuals to cerebral allergies, due to alterations in the blood brain barrier, subsequently allowing larger molecules, such as common dietary amino acids, to pass through to the brain. Neurotransmitter receptors and function is impaired and possibly the most common symptom – altered brain energy metabolism leading to cognitive brain dysfunctions, the total fatigue of the mind when forced to read, talk, or think for extended periods.

Direct Resonance Testing (DRT) was used to test for the presence of ammonia in the brain, heart, and liver of over 2000 previously diagnosed LD, MS, CFS, ALS, and other chronically ill patients; all patients were positive for ammonia over these areas. 

Many other doctors have confirmed this finding using the Direct Resonance Testing. A Direct Resonance Test functions based upon the fact that every bend, rotation, or atomic bond of a given molecular structure, such as NH3, has a certain resonant frequency (Oschman 2000). When two substances similar molecular frequency come in close proximity to each other they will tend to vibrate "sympathetically" through harmonic resonance. (Allen and Cross 1963, Sauer 1995)

How to Test Yourself for Ammonia Accumulation:

There is a Serum Ammonia and a urine ammonia test that can be performed by your doctor, however due to the fact that the Lyme-induced ammonia is not a systemic problem, but is in localized areas, the lab tests may not be as reliable to detect the presence of ammonia.
Direct Resonance Testing:

To perform a direct resonance test the doctor will need a vial of pure ammonia. A muscle strength challenge should be performed to identify a strong muscle, preferably using the deltoid muscle with the patient’s thumb pointing towards the feet. The muscle should “lock” or immediately be be strong when challenged, without being spongy. The doctor should use only the amount of force necessary to feel that the muscle being tested engages without being spongy. Once a good strong muscle has been identified, hold the vial of ammonia over various areas of the brain, testing to see if the previously strong muscle goes weak when the ammonia is held over any area. Due to the temporary neuromuscular interference caused by the harmonic resonance of ammonia in the vial with the ammonia present in the brain, the strong muscle will go weak. If the test is positive all over the body then there is more than just Lyme infection going on, since LD-induce ammonia accumulations seem to only affect the liver, heart, brain, and jaws.


For solutions to help the body eliminate ammonia read this link.

For solutions to help the body eliminate excessive histamine read this link.

The doctors and staff at the Hansa Center have a passion for winning! Let us help you get back to real life. If you have questions about coming to the Hansa Center call 316-686-5900 ext. 1 and you will receive true caring. We believe that the sign of good treatment should be that you feel better quickly, and we definitely do not adhere to the belief that you must feel worse before you feel better. Our goal is to help restore God's perfect design and function of every aspect of your body so that your body can heal itself, and stay well!



For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com.

This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss the ideas presented here with your health care professional before beginning, and stop, or get support, if your condition worsens. This information is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA. The Hansa Center does not treat named diseases, but seeks to restore the body's optimum structural and functional integrity so that the body can rapidly heal itself. 

*Due to the exhaustive time spent per day with each patient, and poor repayment history of insurance companies, we unfortunately cannot accept insurance assignment. We do participate in Care Credit, and accept all major credit cards. We will gladly accept insurance when our elected officials revamp the health insurance industry to cover all results-based care. We encourage you to vote with this in mind. Please call 316-686-5900 ext. 1, for current pricing for our economically-priced, All-inclusive 2-3 weeks intensive packages of care.with 
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Monday, April 30, 2018

Do's and Don'ts of Tick Removal


The Secret to Proper Tick Removal

Having written four books on the natural treatment of people who were diagnosed with Lyme disease, and treating over 10,000 people for the last 23 years, I adamantly encourage you to take tick removal seriously. The old saying, "An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure" is true, and while the safe removal of ticks will not guarantee you won't get infected, it definitely decreases your odds!

Every year it seems that the tick populations are getting larger, and tick-borne illnesses are the number one most prevalent types of microbial diseases in North America. Lyme disease is the fastest growing infection on the planet. There is even a new type of tick from Asia, called a Longhorned Tick that has been found in the United States that carries the risk of new tick-borne disease! 

Once a tick bites you it spits it's bacteria and virus filled fluids into your body(Tick Spit Research). The problem is how to get the tick off from where it has essentially a syringe needle stuck through your skin, without the tick injecting even more of the infectious fluids into your body as you physically remove it or irritate it causing it to back itself out of your skin. 

There are many theories as to how to remove a tick that has become imbedded in the skin. Everyone seems to have their favorite, so before everyone comments on how and why their way or their device is better, I will say, yes there are a couple of devices that do a decent job of tick removal. It really comes down to what device you like. We now know that most of the home-recipes are incorrect, since the majority of ideas actually cause the tick to regurgitate (vomit) more bacteria into your body as you try to remove them. http://1.usa.gov/1Id9hvb

Some BAD methods for tick removal: 
·      Putting essential oils, nail polish or remover, dish detergent, or any other substances on the tick to agitate it and cause it to pull itself out, all of which cause the tick to potentially vomit more saliva and stomach contents containing infectious microbes, before backing itself out of the skin. 
·      Using tweezers or the fingers, gripping as close to the head as possible. This sounds good until you attempt to do it without squeezing or crushing the body and head, which often leaves the ticks mouth piece still embedded in the skin and still squeezes more potentially microbe-filled juices into the your body. Using tweezers was the best method of removing ticks until the invention of the tick remover I am going to show you later in this article.
·      Holding a match over the tick is an obvious mistake as it definitely causes the tick to vomit from the agitation. Other people use the heat from a hair dryer, which potentially has the same effect. 



A Blood-Engorged Tick

Anyone who has seen a blood-engorged tick can see that in order to become engorged with blood, its mouth has to penetrate a blood vessel. It is spitting right into your blood stream! Yuck!  

Any removal method that squeezes or agitates the tick, causing the tick to back out, may increase the risk of more infectious fluids entering the blood stream, distributing more bacteria throughout your body. 

Most people would agree that even one more bacteria or virus entering the body is unacceptable. It is interesting to see how passionate various people are about their way of removing ticks in one of the above ways. Remember, the point is not just to get the tick out, it is to get the tick out without it injecting more infectious fluids into your body in the process.



Possibly the best method of removing a tick:
            Here is what I feel is the best way to remove a tick and why many experts think it works the best. Its mechanism of action is based upon the way a tick anchors itself in your skin with retractable hooks. 

To understand why this works the best, study the structure of the mouth portion, called the hypostome and pictured here, generously provided by the Trix® Tick Remover company. 

The serrated teeth are like rows of fish hooks that anchored into your skin and will hold tight with virtually any pulling action that you might use to remove the tick. However, the tick's serrated teeth will literally fold flat if the tick head is rotated in either direction

This is how the tick removes itself after it has finished feeding, now you know -- it twists the teeth flat! Trix works in the same way as the tick uses to remove itself! 

Without agitation of any kind to the tick, and without squeezing it's bacteria-ladened digestive juices into your body, a syringe, the Trix noose gently slips over the tick, and with a twist the teeth lay flat and it slides out of the hole it made in your skin. 



The serrated mouth portion of a tick.

 My favorite type of tick remover, the patented TRIX Tick Removal System®, made in Sweden by InnoTech. This device is available through various distributors worldwide (www.tickremover.com) I don’t sell these, however they are readily available online for under $10.

 I like to keep the TRIX® in several places so that I can use it as soon as I find a tick on myself, others, or on a pet. You may want to buy several to keep in your backpack, kitchen drawer, auto glove compartments, boat, RV, fishing tackle box, hunting jacket, barn/horse stable/kennel, and where you work. Obviously, it is best to have a TRIX® handy when you first notice a tick embedded in the skin.

 

Here is how the TRIX® Tick Remover works:



·      The Tick Remover is working by the lasso principle. It is very gentle, and easy to use on children and pets, who sometimes find it difficult to hold still. 
·      The design makes it easy to use in even in the ears, hair, thick fur and other difficult places. The remover also works very well even if fur or hair comes into the loop.
·      The removed tick is always stuck at the tip of the remover and can be disposed of easily. The loop is made of special fiber. The loop is big enough to take care of most tick species in the world. 

 How to use the TRIX® tick remover:

TRIX is a very effective remover which easily and safely can remove the whole tick, big or small. Even the smallest tick nymph is easy to remove with this tool.
1) Press down the loop and put it over the tick, as close to the skin as possible.
2) Let go of the button and tilt the tick remover perpendicularly against the skin.
3) Keep the green point against the skin and turn it one round between your fingers. Lift away.

4) If it is a very small tick: Place the green point close to the tick and press the point down a little into the skin to angle up the loop. Release the button, twist and lift.

 

1. Twist the tick away

If you look at the photomicrograph of the ticks mouth and suction organ (hypostome) you can easily see that if you pull straight outthe barbs grip and get even more stuck in the skin (that´s what barbs are for). The risk of pulling the tick apart dramatically increases.
If you twist instead, the barbs will release their grip easier and all of the front part together with the head can come along. Tests have shown that it does not matter what direction you twist, clockwise or counterclockwise gives the same good results. 

2.  Twisting also reduces pain 

When you pull a tick away, it causes some pain in the skin which may cause some pets to really dislike the treatment. But if you twist it away with a tick remover which keeps the mouthpart in a firm grip, the removal will be painless and the pet usually do not even notice because the bite area is stunned by the tick. 

3. Always twist the tick away when using TRIX TickLasso

    • It´s faster. 
    • Gives less pain. 
    • Safer complete removal of whole tick. 
    • Decreases the risk of infections.




For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com.

This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss the ideas presented here with your health care professional before beginning, and stop, or get support, if your condition worsens. This information is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA. The Hansa Center does not treat named diseases, but seeks to restore the body's optimum structural and functional integrity so that the body can rapidly heal itself. 

*Due to the exhaustive time spent per day with each patient, and poor repayment history of insurance companies, we unfortunately cannot accept insurance assignment. We do participate in Care Credit, and accept all major credit cards. We will gladly accept insurance when our elected officials revamp the health insurance industry to cover all results-based care. We encourage you to vote with this in mind. Please call 316-686-5900 ext. 1, for current pricing for our economically-priced, All-inclusive 2-3 weeks intensive packages of care.with 
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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Why You Should Never Be Satisfied With Remission!





As a doctor, I was taught to never use the word, "cure." Cure is a four-letter dirty word in medicine. I have come to believe that this vilification is due to the fact that almost all of conventional medicine, with its carefully maintained persona of being the supreme manifestation of the healing arts, is almost exclusively based upon the concept of remission not cure. Remission is celebrated as a win, but is it really? 

One can readily buy hats, coffee cups, t-shirts that emblazoned with the word, "REMISSION." Of course remission feels good and provides relief, which many people are definitely needing, but one must be very clear that at some point in your treatment plan you must go beyond remission and seek a cure. 

Before your read further, I want to be clear that cure is a product of the restoration of optimum functioning of the body. Remission is a temporary, drug-induced illusion of a cure. It may seem like I am saying a lot about a little, yet tens of millions of people are stuck and somewhat satisfied with chasing pharmaceutical remissions as a primary goal, when there is another and debatably better way. It is as though some people feel that life itself is some ongoing remission of one bad thing or another. If one does not learn to live in balance, use healing treatments that work to restore the integrity of the body, live with a strong mindset of healthy living, focused upon the goal of prevention, it is indeed true.

The unspoken belief propagated by the mainstream is that, "If we cannot figure out how to heal you even with all of our high-tech facilities and tests, then no one can, so be satisfied with our drug-induced illusions of health and remission." Almost every medication used today for chronic illnesses are designed to be taken for the rest of a person's life.

Is your treatment plan headed for "cure" or will it only create remission? Do you know the difference between cure and remission? 

The answer to this question is pivotal in understanding the different treatment philosophies in the world. Remission is on the mind of every person treated with conventional medicine, “Am I a ticking time bomb?” “Will the hell that I have gone through just come back someday?”

There are fortunate individuals who take just antibiotics and experience a restoration of asymptomatic life. From the poll I had on here the other day it appears that most people reading these Health tips have been treated with huge amounts of antibiotics for extended periods.

The following will provide you with definitions from medical dictionaries so that you can come to your own answer. The definition of health, cure, remission, allopathic and biological medicine are pivotal in coming to your answer.

HEALTH:
 noun.
 1. The overall condition of an organism at a given time.
 2. Soundness, especially of body or mind; freedom from disease or abnormality.

CURE: 
noun.
 1. Restoration of health; recovery from disease.
 2. A method or course of treatment used to restore health.
 3. An agent, such as a drug, that restores health; a remedy. (Although the word, "drug" is used in the dictionary, if it restores health, it is not a remission-seeking, symptom-masking drug.)

REMISSION: 
a. Medicine; Abatement or subsiding of the symptoms (not the causes) of a disease.
 b. The period during which the symptoms of a disease abate or subside. 

ALLOPATHIC MEDICINE:
 A health care philosophy pertaining to conventional medical treatment of disease symptoms that uses substances or techniques to oppose or suppress the symptoms.

COMPLEMENTARY OR INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE: A health care philosophy that incorporates a mixed philosophy of conventional allopathic and natural medicine.

BIOLOGICAL MEDICINE or BIOREGULATORY MEDICINE: A pure, unmixed philosophy of health care that recognizes that all aspects of the body, mind, and spirit must be addressed and brought into optimal integrity before lasting restoration of health can be achieved. 

When in remission, one is only talking about the suppression of symptoms and therefore the causes remain underneath the medication and the symptoms even if gone for a period of time without medication, has a strong likelihood of returning since the actual cause of the illness was never addressed.

When you take a painkiller for the symptom of chronic headaches, during the period of no pain …you are in remission.

When a person takes antibiotics for a chronic infection, such as Lyme disease, without addressing the underlying systemic issues that lead to the actual "dis-ease", and because the bacterial overgrowth is indeed a only symptom of underlying problems in the body…you are most often only in remission.

Simply having Lyme bacteria and co-infections in a person's body does not mean that person will ever come down with the disease. This means the presence of bacteria is not the ultimate cause of LD. The bacteria might be thought of as the spark, while the weaknesses in the body are the dynamite! No weakness equals no explosion.

When the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis are suppressed or slowed down through drug therapy…you are in remission.

When conventional chemotherapy and radiation destroy cancer cells, the tumor is only the most evident symptom of systemic problems, therefore without addressing the many causes of the cancerous process…this is remission.

If you have a knife stuck in your leg and you take morphine and the pain goes away…you are in remission!

When you remove the knife and stitch up the wound and it heals…you are cured.

Of course, if the body has been destroyed beyond repair, then drug-induced remission may be all that is left. My point is that most mainstream medicine is not even attempting to facilitate the restoration of the function and integrity of the body as a primary treatment strategy. I feel it is worth pursuing restoration even late in an illness, because we have seen dramatic restorations of health, and apparent long-term, lasting health returns when the body is provided with the corrective treatments it needs, in some of the toughest cases. 

When all of the various causes and interferences to the optimum integrity and function of the many systems and tissues of the body are removed and the optimum integrity and function of every aspect of the body, mind, and spirit are restored, in any named illness…you are cured…the pain goes away, the paralysis reverses, the bacteria become none pathological, the tumor disappears. The symptoms will not return unless you redo the things that set the problem in motion in the first place.

The primary difference between the remedies of Biological Medicine and drugs of Allopathic Medicine is that every remedy is used with the sole purpose of restoring some aspect of dysfunction of the body, which once corrected the remedy can be discontinued. Not all, but the majority of drugs seek only to suppress symptoms and therefore these drugs must be taken for the remainder of the person’s life.

One of the most disrespected aspects of natural and conventional medicine’s view of the human body, and its suffering, is that there is little understanding and respect for the wisdom of the body. 

It is this understanding and wisdom of what problems the body is attempting to adapt to that differentiates the Doctor using Biological Medicine (BioRegulatory Medicine) from that of conventional, allopathic medical doctors who justify their suppressive treatments by the disappearance of the symptoms, in spite of what the body is attempting to overcome, and in spite of the secondary side-effects.

The highest achievement of any doctor is to successfully facilitate the restoration of body's ability to heal itself. While the doctors at the Hansa Center cannot always achieve complete restoration of health for every person, to strive towards this goal is superior, in my opinion, seeking only remission and hiding the symptoms with pharmaceuticals.

Most of the best Biological Medicine hospitals of Europe and those few Biological Medicine clinics in the United States have completely moved away from the treatment of diseases and have moved to the incredibly huge task of systematically of going painstakingly through every issue that can be found in the entire organism of the human. From this stance "dis-ease" often falls away.

The philosophy of Biological Medicine seeks to provide the body with the building blocks and corrective bio-information and therapeutics to restore the optimum integrity and function of the entire body, mind, and spirit. From this treatment philosophy the causes and the symptoms of “disease” falls away, and “Health is restored” resulting in cure...in spite of the presence of bacteria!

So based upon these definitions, are you headed for cure or remission?

Call today to start your journey towards a true restoration of health!






For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com.

This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss the ideas presented here with your health care professional before beginning, and stop, or get support, if your condition worsens. This information is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA. The Hansa Center does not treat named diseases, but seeks to restore the body's optimum structural and functional integrity so that the body can rapidly heal itself. 

*Due to the exhaustive time spent per day with each patient, and poor repayment history of insurance companies, we unfortunately cannot accept insurance assignment. We do participate in Care Credit, and accept all major credit cards. We will gladly accept insurance when our elected officials revamp the health insurance industry to cover all results-based care. We encourage you to vote with this in mind. Please call 316-686-5900 ext. 1, for current pricing for our economically-priced, All-inclusive 2-3 weeks intensive packages of care.with  Share