my husband is 25 and has had Lymes for 4 years. His LLMD told him his liver is failing and he only has 1 yr to live. Just wondering if you know of anything you can do for the liver. Special diets, supplements, anything would be helpful. Thank you for your responses!!
I am very sorry your husband is so sick. Has he seen a specialist about this? I would definitely suggest it since this is a serious situation.
How long has your husband been getting treated? Does he have elevated liver enzymes? Has he been tested for all the co-infections ticks can transmit? This is very important. How are his other symptoms?
4 years ago my wife's liver was shutting down. We weren't sure if she was going to make it either.
We spent 3 weeks in Kansas being treated by Dr. David Jernigan. He saved my wife's life so I can not say enough good things about him. He does not use abx or drugs. Since you mentioned supplements I wanted to let you know he has a new book out called "Beating Lymes Disease." He is all about detoxing and building the immune system.No abx or natural supplements can heal. Whichever way you choose (abx or supplements), they can only help the body heal itself.
So hang in there - livers can regenerate very quickly when given the correct support. My wife is now up and running (literally!) and doing well.The Dr. you are seeing might not have the answer, but there are answers out there.
Here is what I gave a friend of mine to regenerate his liver
1. perfect food by garden of life, Pill form
2. Goji Berries
3. Primal defense by garden of life
5. Quit taking drugs, antibiotics, they detsroy the body
6. Yeast cleanse ( caprylic acid, Oregano take together.
7. Coral calcium in moderation
To beat lyme disease you must treat it for what it is, it is a skin infection and resides mostly in the skin and a weak immune sytem will not keep it at bay. To treat it through the skin you must take baths of herbals that kill it. This is how I beat it Herbs like mastic gum, sarsparilla root, or antibiotic baths if the drug kills it. This is something that should be done very slowly to slow the herxheimers to a minimum. This is my advice and my testimony how to treat lyme. If you do a bath it must be started with 1 pill of herbs and slowly go up from there do not over do it, the herxheimer can be deadly.
I assume that he is avoiding alcohol and things of that nature. Anything that is toxic or taxes the body- avoid it. Things like alcohol, excess sugar, chemicals and toxins, etc.
I imagine eating well will help a little as well. No junk food, maybe concentrate on veggies, fruits, lean meats, and some grains. At least for a little bit, cut out any foods that seem to bother him, they can add an additional burden.
Like elijah17 mentioned, herbs like MilkThistle are good. Might want to try a LITTLE Cat's Claw or Samento as well. This is a good immune system regulator and for some people is active against the Lyme bacteria. Sarsparilla root/Smilax is another good one.
Maybe he can switch more from antibiotics to herbal treatment. Might be much better for the liver. Probiotics might help fend off the negative effects of the antibiotics on the gut, as well.
"Healing Lyme" by Stephen Bruhner, has been a very informative book for me. If you have some time check it out.
Good luck. . .
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