by Dave Cottrell
Bb (Burrelia burgdorferi or Lyme) is a very unique and intriguing spirochete. It has no ordinary protein cell walls, but has a perimeter of fatty acids, then cilia that help it move, then another layer of fatty acids. It is not understood how the cilia can propel it inside these layers.
It also is a spirochete, or spiral shaped, which, along with its unusual fatty acid, rather than protein “casing,” gives it the ability to move through the walls of blood vessels into surrounding tissue, organs, and even into the spinal column and eventually the brain.
Once in the tissue and organs, many of the spirochetes become indefinitely dormant, forming cysts. This continues as long as the blood is loaded with active Bb.
Once antibiotic therapy is begun, the active Bb in the blood stream are killed off. If they are completely killed off, you begin to feel well, again. The first thing you notice is a return of some of your energy.
Then, however, once the therapy terminates, some of the cysts reactivate, reenter the blood stream, and the process begins again. This is one of the reasons it takes so long to cure someone who has been sick for a while. All the cysts must be eradicated to have a full cure.
Another recent discovery (within the last five years) is something called a “biofilm.” This is an incredibly intriguing shield that the bacteria form right in the blood vessels when attacked by antibodies or antibiotics. The Bb bacteria form colonies, behaving almost like a single organism, on the sides of the blood vessels, and produce a film over these colonies that shields them from antibodies and antibiotics.
Certain antibiotics can penetrate the biofilm, but they are destroyed in the process. This is why it is usually necessary to treat Lyme disease with multiple antibiotics if it is not caught in the first month or so.
I am also on several non antibiotic extracts that have been shown to attack both the cyst coatings and this biofilm. These products are easier on the body than antibiotics, but I am still presently on three antibiotics in very high doses. It is imperative to go for regular liver tests when on antibiotic therapy like this, and also to take a very strong probiotic (not “over-the-counter.” I buy a very specific brand online.)
I have done a LOT of research on this disease in almost five years, so if you or anyone you know is suffering from this disease, or even a mysterious, multi-symptom chronic condition, visit LymeClinics.com, our collection of links to clinics that presently treat Lyme disease. It’s very likely that I have the information you need to at least get started in the right direction. Also, pass this on to your own health care provider. Doctors want to see people get well, but they are generally very under-educated on this disease.