UPDATE: July 2016

LYME DISEASE

Professor Max Reynolds

98 Alive Research Studies

Introduction

Steps to control and eliminate Lyme Disease by re-balancing the Immune System impact the disease and illustrates the importance of M.A.C. on the human condition.

July 2016

Over the past 7 months we have treated clients Immune System to help them fight off Lyme disease and we have achieved a good deal of success.

Over 50 clients have been treated, many of which have treated positively to 98alive (M.A.C) and have seen marked improvement with their general health.

The latest studies have shown the Lyme disease consists of not only bacterial i.e.

Borrelia

Bartonella

Babesia,

But also parasites and worms that can cohabitate with the bacteria and form Biofilms to protect themselves against antibiotic treatment, have also been affected by M.A.C./98alive.

These co-infections cause the numerous symptoms associated with Lyme disease, with each victim finding they may react differently to both the disease and the treatment regime.

M.A.C. is a known destroyer of biofilm, and this not only attacks the biofilm and parasites, but also allows other medications to operate once the biofilm is removed.

It takes around 3 months to see a major improvement in the clients, even after years of suffering (in some cases).

There is much more work to be done to fully understand how Lyme disease works, but I feel we have taken a major step forward in relieving clients from symptoms of Lyme disease.

The improvement of our understanding of the Immune systems activity is giving us improved tools to stop and correct many human diseases, be they bacterial, viral, parasitic or fungi.

Regards,

Professor Reynolds

Borreliosis (Lyme disease) – Overview

 

 Lyme disease is an infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a spirochete (spiral shaped) bacteria that is spread primarily through the bite of infected ticks that live on a wide range of mammalian species; secondary human-to-human transmission through semen, breast milk, and possibly in utero.

There are 36 known species of Borrelia. The Borrelia bacteria have the ability to lay dormant in the human cell for years. It is a highly evolved, complex bacterium; human infections are generally accompanied by co-infections.

Symptoms

Lyme disease manifests a wide range of symptoms such as inflammation, neurological, cardiac, and musculature. It can infect all or any system of the body.

1st Stage: Incubation is 3 to 32 days. Within one to four weeks of being bitten by an infected tick, most people will experience some symptoms of Lyme disease. A circular, expanding rash (called erythema migrans) at the site of the bite develops in about 70%-80% of cases in the US (Less than 35% of cases in Australia present the rash). Some people report flu-like symptoms at this stage, including fever, chills, headaches, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, joint pain, and muscle aches.

2nd Stage: If the disease is not detected and treated in its early stages, it can extend to more areas of the body, affecting the joints, heart, and nervous system (after several weeks to months after the initial bite). Additional rashes may occur, and there may be intermittent periods of pain and weakness in the arms or legs. Facial-muscle paralysis (Bell’s palsy), headaches, and poor memory are other symptoms at this stage, along with a rapid heartbeat and some loss of control of facial muscles.
3rd Stage: This is the most serious stage of the disease, when treatment was either not successful or never started (usually occurring many months after the initial bite). Joint inflammation (arthritis), typically in the knees, becomes apparent, and may become chronic. The nervous system can develop abnormal sensation because of disease of peripheral nerves (peripheral neuropathy), and confusion. Heart problems are less common, but can include inflammation of the heart muscle and an irregular beat.

Untreated people develop Lyme arthritis of large joints. Each differs somewhat in manifestation of symptoms (even in the same strain.) Few people are infected with only the Bb bacteria, but, are also infected with other co-infections. Therefore not only the symptoms of Lyme will be manifested but, also those of each co-infection.

Examples of different Bb symptom manifestations:

Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto: Arthritis, erythema migrans rash, meningoencephalitis, and carditis are common.

B.burgdorferi sensu lato strain: Inflammation of spinal nerve root, a Borrelia lymphocytoma nodule, and inflammation of the skin.

B. garinii: Spinal cord involvement Lymphocyte meningoradiculitis (intense pain, mostly in the lumbar and cervical regions, and radiating to the extremities; migrating sensory and motor disorders of the peripheral nerves, peripheral radiculopathies, and cerebrospinal fluid abnormalities, painful (Garin-Bujadoux-Bannwarth syndrome) and chronic progressive  weakness and stiffness of the legs. (Difficulty walking,etc.)

Borrelia afzelii: The acrodermatitis chronic atrophicans goes into a progressive fibrosing skin process.

Zoonotic Infections – known as Co-infections

Ticks (or other biting insect) carrying Borrelia infections, such as Lyme, often carry micro-organisms that cause other infections. Some of the most common zoonotic infections have been listed here. There may be more.

New organisms are being discovered in ticks all the time, such as toxoplasmosis, giardia, roundworms, tapeworms, thread worms, amoebas, clostridia, the herpes virus family, parvovirus B 19, chronic strep infections, leptospirosis, moulds and fungi, active measles (in the small intestine), Chlamydophila pneumonia, Human Herpes Virus #6 (HHV6. Note that some of these infections may have already been present prior to being infected with Lyme or other Borrelia. Each adds to the complication of Lyme (Borrelia) diseases and other infections that mimic Lyme.

Co-infections along with Lyme are not all the same in each person. Some Lyme infected people may not have any co-infections at all and then others may have many.

Any zoonotic infection may be the primary infection and Lyme or other Borrelia may not be present at all.

Co-infections must be independently diagnosed and treated with entirely different medications and protocols than the primary Lyme infection.

Symptoms and treatment of Lyme co-infections are as complex as Lyme itself. These co-infections are also non-specific, such as fever, chills, headache and malaise; the diagnostic procedures often rely on a series of negative tests, since the parasites and bacteria that cause the infections are only detectable in the bloodstream for a short period of time.

Zoonotic infections & the Immune system

The US National Institute of Health recognizes the dangers associated with Lyme disease co-infections, noting that co-infections have the potential to make Lyme diagnosis more difficult and to weaken the patients’ immune system, compromising their ability to fight off the initial Lyme infection. A landmark study of Lyme co-infections found that patients who were diagnosed with both Lyme disease and Babesiosis had an average of three more symptoms and an average disease duration that was two weeks longer than those who were diagnosed with Lyme disease alone. Researchers found similar complications among patients who were infected with Lyme disease and Erlichiosis.

All zoonotic infections need to be permanently eradicated. Lyme progressively damages the systems of the body. The sooner they are eradicated the less damage needs to heal once all the infections have finally been eradicated.

Immune system & Lyme disease

Chronic Lyme victims’ immune systems are ‘overwhelmed’ (turned off) according to CDC officer Alan Barbour. This indicates the actual disease is one of immune-suppression, or is an Acquired Immune Deficiency, similar to AIDS, with all the opportunistic infections that the Lyme victims cannot control.

MAC/98alive™ – Relevant research

Research indicates MAC/ 98alive™’s anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammation properties, in conjunction with MAC/98alive™’s immune system boosting properties, may prove useful for patients expressing Lyme disease –like syndrome and co-infections.

Independent testing laboratories around the world have shown MAC/ 98alive™ to exhibit:

- No side effects

-  Anti-oxidant power: 14 times greater anti-oxidant reactivity than fish oil and 5 times more than krill oil

Immune system boosting properties: (See Section VIII – Immune system: Griffith University Department of Immunology research 2009/2010. See also: Section VII – HIV Research (Test 2: Increased CD4 levels average 168%)

-  Anti-viral properties

- Anti-bacterial properties: (See Section II – Antibacterial: Table X – Antibiotic resistant strains)

-  Anti-fungal properties

-  Anti-mould properties

Anti-inflammatory properties

Proven effectiveness against multi-drug resistant microbial

MAC/98alive™ has proven effectiveness against multi-drug resistant microbial, such as MRSA, Multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis, and Borreliosis in individual patients.

Early stages of research against Barrilosis/ Lyme disease are showing positive results.

Relevant results for MAC/ 98alive™ in Borreliosis (Lyme disease) treatment

Case results: Patient ‘B’ – Chronic Borreliosis

A 49 year old female presenting Chronic Lyme Disease-like syndrome in Australia for over 8 years was referred to Professor Reynolds in December 2013.

Patient reported being in a constant state of mental and physical pain accompanied by eccentric, uncontrollable symptoms – including fatigue, seizures , depression and chronic stress — which had forced her to leave the workforce.

In January 2014, she volunteered for treatment consisting of one 150mg capsule of MAC/98alive™ twice per day; within 24 hours she experienced a herxheimer reaction consisting of fever and pain which lasted approximately 10 days. Two weeks into treatment the patient’s temperature was normal and she reported feeling no pain and much improved. She also reported white lumps appearing on her skin, principally her back, shoulders, and chest.

By Feb 2014, four weeks into treatment, her condition had improved to the point she could resume a desired level of activity around the home and socialize in public. She reported, “98alive has given me my life back”.

By June 2014 symptoms had improved to the point she was confident to travel overseas on holiday and she stopped her MAC/98alive™ treatment.

On return from overseas holiday in July 2014, patient experienced a relapse of her condition. She resumed her treatment with MAC/98alive™ (two 150mg capsules per day) accompanied by two 100mg capsules of Doxycycline (per day).

Patient recovered quickly and by August 2014 she was able to resume working part time.

October 2014 Patient increased MAC/ 98alive™ dosage to four capsules per day – experienced slight fever for approximately 7 days, and then improved sense of well-being.

Patient ‘B’ is currently (Oct 2014) on a maintenance Immune system strengthening treatment of four 150mg capsules 98alive™ per day, accompanied by two 100mg capsules of Doxycycline per day. She is free of pain, no seizures, sleeping soundly, feeling well, able to work and enjoy a normal life.

Patient ‘B’, in her own words regarding her MAC/98alive™ treatment results:

“By the time we came to you – I had given up – It was Adrian that was fighting to keep me alive – I was ready to die.

And here I am – feeling well again – living a life.”

Treatment

A combination of therapies are currently required to address the bacteria, parasites, protozoans and viruses involved in Lyme disease and it’s co-infections. Research indicates that initial combination treatment should persist for a minimum of 6-8 weeks and be repeated/extended if clinical symptoms persist.

Research exploring the efficacy of treatments is advancing rapidly and each patient may require an individual approach.