Garlic Holds Promise In Treating Lingering Lyme Disease, Research Finds (Article)

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    Unfortunately, Oregano Oil isn't mentioned.


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    Garlic holds promise in treating lingering Lyme disease, research finds

    Garlic Holds Promise In Treating Lingering Lyme Disease, Research Finds
    • By Meredith Cohn The Baltimore Sun (TNS)
    • Dec 3, 2018
    Oils from garlic and other common herbs and medicinal plants are showing promise in the lab for treating the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, and may prove especially useful in treating those who continue to have symptoms after antibiotic treatment, Johns Hopkins University researchers have found.

    The findings, still in the early stages, come just after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data showing that tick-borne diseases such as Lyme are on the rise nationwide. Last year, state and local health departments reported 59,349 cases, up from 48,610 the years before. The case numbers have been rising for years to last year’s record, though the reasons are unknown.

    Maryland reported 1,887 cases of Lyme last year, 13 more than in 2016, according to the state Department of Health.

    Cases are not always diagnosed, and Hopkins researchers say there are likely 300,000 new cases of Lyme annually in the United States. For most people, a course of doxycycline or other antibiotic clears up the infection in a few weeks.

    But 10 to 20 percent experience lasting symptoms that include fatigue and joint pain.

    Some researchers have speculated that this persistent Lyme infection, or post-treatment Lyme disease, is a new disorder triggered by the initial infection. The Hopkins researchers also say the Lyme bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, can enter a stationary or slow-growing phase, and so-called persister cells from the bacteria are more resistant to antibiotics.

    Lyme disease research in Howard County seeks best ways to reduce tick populations

    The oils from garlic and other herbs may prove better than antibiotics at tackling those cells, according to the Hopkins study, published Oct. 16 in the journal Antibiotics.

    The research included lab-dish tests of 35 essential oils, pressed from plants or their fruits. Ten of these, including oils from garlic cloves, myrrh trees, thyme leaves, cinnamon bark, allspice berries and cumin seeds, showed the strongest killing activity against the Lyme persister cells.

    “We found that these essential oils were even better at killing the persister forms of Lyme bacteria than standard Lyme antibiotics,” said study senior author Dr. Ying Zhang, professor in the department of molecular microbiology and immunology in the Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    Zhang previously found that antibiotic combinations and drugs used to treat resistant bacteria, such as MRSA, work better than standards antibiotics in treating Lyme disease. He plans to test the oils in animals and later in humans.

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    Good thing I like to use a lot of garlic in almost everything I cook. Especially since I've had a few Doctors test me for Lyme disease due to me constantly showing signs and symptoms.
     
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    So what you are saying is I can never go on a low carb diet and I should have my Italian wife make lots and lots of pasta and sauce and garlic bread... ok gotchya!
     
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    That was a great article harper thanks for sharing buddy.
     
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    Thank you Harper!
     
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    Thank you for sharing young fellar. joe
     
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    @Harper, I need to thank you for all the cool articles you post links to with more than just a 'like' on the post itself. you come up with some great stuff, so thanks.
     
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    ^ This. Thank you @Harper for giving us alternative thoughts to BigPharma.
     
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    I read last year that extract from the Stevia plant also kills that bacteria. All natural cures, go figure..
     
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    An added bonus to garlic besides it being a cure all is it helps college kids get rid of pain in the behind roommates.:18:
     
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    Garlic is amazing stuff!
    Eat/swallow a small raw clove daily so it breaks down in your intestines and not in your stomach.
     
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    Wish I knew this when I had MRSA in my blood streams and had flare ups every 6 months. Oh well, I got it eradicated medically
     
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    Been living with LYME for 4 years, I was just medically cleared of it last month but some symptoms just keep holding on. I will up my garlic intake for sure, I also found that losing weight, dropping sugar and carbs has helped with the physical problems but nothing for the mental ones yet. Thanks for the post.
     
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    Eating lots of beans helps to get rid of them, too. :26:

    What a horrible thing Lyme disease is. It's almost unheard of here, fortunately for us. Too dry and miserable most of the time so there aren't many ticks. 1900 cases last yr in MD. That's pretty scary if you want to get out in the backwoods and do stuff.
     
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    Look into Oregano Oil.


     
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    There are more cases than they even realize and far more than 10-20% have lasting symptoms.
     
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    I'm dealing with left over issues from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and I currently have Alpha-Gal. I'm literally at the end of my rope, more than I'm willing to actually say.
     
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    Then get some more rope, splice it together and hang on!

    You've got a great deal going on and it is probably all related in some fashion. You have to find a really good specialist in your area that can sit down and review your whole health history with you. Unfortunately there are not many like that and it costs money.

    As far as the red meat, don't worry about it. I haven't eaten it and years.

    Remember that you do have control over your mind and what you say affects it. This kind of statement is not good for you.

    Try and keep your morale up.
     
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    There is no more rope. Misery doesn't begin to explain it.
     

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