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Terms commonly associated with Lyme disease
- Amoxicillin - A conventional antibiotic commonly used to treat Lyme Disease
- Babesia - A Lyme Disease Co-Infection
- Bartonella - A Lyme Disease Co-Infection
- Biaxin - Antibiotic used to attack Bartonella, Babesia, Mycoplasma and Lyme Disease. The body tolerates this antibiotic well.
- Biofilm - A slimy and gluey substance generated by Borrelia from fibrin used to protect it from antibiotics and the immune system
- Borrelia Burgdorferi - The bacterium that causes Lyme Disease
- Borrelia Culture Test - A culture test used to diagnose Lyme Disease via bacteria response. It is more accurate than the western blot test
- Brain Fog - When the ability to articulate critical thought has been compromised
- Burbur - A perennial herb found in Peru used for its herx relieving properties
- Candida - A commonly found intestinal fungus that has a tendency to grow and disrupt the digestive tract when antibiotics are taken and destroy intestinal flora
- CD57 - A natural killer cell belonging to the human immune system designed to kill foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses
- CD57 Test - An unofficial test used to diagnose or determine the progression of Lyme Disease or remission via CD57 Natural Killer Cell levels
- Ceftin - A conventional antibiotic commonly used treating Borrelia in cyst form
- Cumanda - An herb found in the Peruvian Rain forest commonly used an an antibiotic in the Cowden Protocol against Lyme Disease
- Cyst - A dormant form Borrelia takes allowing it to survive antibiotics, the immune system, starvation and temperature variations
- Detox - The process by which the body releases toxins
- Die Off - Synonym to Herx.
- Doxycycline - A popular conventional antibiotic used to treat Lyme Disease
- Dry Skin Brushing - The act of brushing one's skin to stimulate the lymphatic system and clear pores with a natural bristle brush before an Epsom Salt Bath
- Ehrilichia - A Lyme Disease Co-Infection
- Epsom Salt Bath - A method used to relieve herxing by soaking in a hot bath for about 20 mins with about 2 cups of Epsom Salt
- Flagyl - A conventional antibiotic commonly used for combating Lyme Disease in cyst form
- Grapefruit Seed Extract - The extract from the seeds of grapefruits. It's used to dissolve the biofilm and cysts that Borellia Burgdorferi hide in
- Herx - Slang for Herxheimer Reaction. A herx is the feeling you get when too many toxins are released in your body from recently killed Spirochetes
- Hickman Line (Broviac catheter) - A catheter in which half rests under the skin in the chest and the other in the jugular vein. It is used to provide long term antibiotics to the body intravenously.
- IGeneX - A California based laboratory that specializes in clinical and research testing of Lyme Disease and associated tick-borne diseases
- L.L.M.D. - L.L.M.D. stands for Lyme Literate Medical Doctor. They specialize in diagnosing and treating people with Lyme Disease
- Lumbrokinase - An enzyme produced in the intestines of earthworms commonly used for dissolving biofilm
- Lymie - A nickname for a person who has Lyme Disease
- Mycoplasma - A Lyme Disease Co-Infection that lacks a cell wall
- Nattokinase - An enzyme produced from fermented soy commonly used for dissolving biofilm
- Oil of Oregano - A popular herb found in the Mediterranean that is used as an antibiotic against Lyme Disease
- Olive Leaf Extract - A popular herb used as an antibiotic against Lyme Disease
- PICC Line (peripherally inserted central catheter) - A peripheral vein inserted catheter used to provide long term antibiotics to the body intravenously
- Port (Port-A-Cath) - A jugular vein inserted catheter resting completely under the skin used to provide long term antibiotics to the body intravenously
- Rocephin - A conventional antibiotic commonly used for treating Lyme Disease intravenously via picc line, hickman line or a port
- Samento - A popular herb found in South America used as an antibiotic against Lyme Disease
- Serrapeptase - An enzyme produced in the intestines of silkworms commonly used for dissolving biofilm
- Spirochete - A spiral shaped bacterium. The Lyme bacterium Borellia Burgdorferi is a Spirochete
- Teasel Root - A biennial herb that is used in the treatment of Lyme Disease
- Tindamax - A conventional anti-parasitic used for combating Lyme Disease in cyst form but also for dissolving biofilm
- The Herxheimer Reaction - Is the counter reaction by Spirochetes to release toxins after they have been killed by antibiotics or the immune system
- The Western Blot Test - A test used for diagnosing Lyme Disease via the body's antibody response to the presence of Borrelia