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Is Lyme Disease a Bone Weakness Syndrome? Is Lyme Disease a Bone Weakness Syndrome?
Is Lyme Disease a Bone Weakness Syndrome? Could Lyme disease be related to a weakness in the bones and the joints? After all, this... Is Lyme Disease a Bone Weakness Syndrome?

Is Lyme Disease a Bone Weakness Syndrome?

Could Lyme disease be related to a weakness in the bones and the joints? After all, this is largely where the disease settles. Consider the original outbreak, 1975, in Lyme and Old Lyme, Connecticut. The disease manifested in the bones and joints of the victims, who were primarily children. There were spotty outbreaks in this subdivisions/towns manifested by cases of joint pain, stiffness, and swelling in a child or even multiple children of the save families. The causative agent, the borrelia spirochete, had aggressively invaded the bone and joint tissues.

The presentation of the children was so similar to rheumatoid arthritis that in most cases this was the initial diagnosis. The following screenshot confirms this issue:

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See the mechanism of action, that is it “causes infection by…adhesion to host cells,” along with the capacity to ‘evade’ the immune response. One means of doing so is to burrow itself deep into the tissues, including with the joint capsule, the cartilage, and the bone itself. It stands to reason that if these tissues are exceptionally strong there will be a resistance against the condition: a blockade, of sorts, against the invasion.

Regarding the bones and joints the people with the weakest ones are those who live in the Northern Hemisphere. Whether in Europe or North America, this is precisely the arena of Lyme in terms of its highest incidence. It is speculated as to why this is the case. Some claim it to be environmental. That is surely a component. Yet, is it possible that the people of the Northern Hemisphere are more vulnerable to the disease as a result of an inherent propensity, which is one for weaker and thinner bones? Per an abstract on PubMed:

Lyme disease or Lyme borreliosis, which is caused by three groups of the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, is transmitted in North America, Europe, and Asia by ticks of the Ixodes ricinus complex. The primary areas around the world that are now affected by Lyme disease are near the terminal moraine of the glaciers 15,000 years ago. The emergence of Lyme disease in the United States in this century is thought to have occurred because of ecological conditions favorable for deer. From 1982 through 1991, 40,195 cases occurring in 47 states were reported to the Centers for Disease Control, but enzootic cycles of B. burgdorferi have been identified in only 19 states. During the last several decades, the disease has spread to new areas and has caused focal outbreaks, including locations near Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. Lyme disease is like syphilis in its multisystem involvement, occurrence in stages, and mimicry of other diseases. Diagnosis of late neurologic abnormalities of the disorder has created the most difficulty. A recent phenomenon is that a number of poorly understood conditions, such as chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia, are misdiagnosed as “chronic Lyme disease.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8146126

NOTE: The same article says that Lyme is largely a new disease or that, rather, the germ that causes it, Borrelia burgdorferi, had never before been described. So, truly, is the increase in the deer population a reliable cause? That doesn’t seem alone to explain the onslaught of this disastrous epidemic.

Consider it, the primary areas of the disease include virtually all the areas of the upper northern aspects of the United States, the Northeastern Seaboard, the Northwestern Seaboard, and the North-Central Midwest. There is also the epidemic nature of the disease in Pennsylvania. These are areas of reduced availability of sunlight compared to the rest of the nation.

Is it possible? Could it be that it is a disease of minimal or reduced exposure to sunlight. The bones being more porous and weaker, are they more vulnerable to attack than, for instance, those of people who are regularly exposed to sunlight? In other words, could a deficiency of vitamin D play a role in the vulnerability to Lyme?

It is surely plausible. Moreover, it appears to be confirmed by my own clinical case of the disease. After a Lyme remission there was great difficulty in gaining healing and resolution of joint consequences involving the elbows and left knee. The healing seemed inordinately slow. The Lyme simply would not resolve from those areas. Then, a new supplemental/therapeutic approach was taken. This was/is the intake of a raw fish liver concentrate known as burbot liver oil or freshwater cod liver concentrate. The knee was not flexible. It was still somewhat swollen. After taking this raw fish liver matter, as a kind of fish liver paste in a 4 ounce bottle, suddenly, the flexibility improved, rather dramatically. Also, the swelling declined. This raw concentrate, known as Omega-ADK, is a dense source of naturally occurring vitamins A, D, and K, all of which are essential for repairing and building bone. Regarding vitamin K it is exceedingly dense, in fact, richer than any other known source:

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http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/wnars/aiep/2008/00000038/00000001/art00009

The above chart demonstrates the immense value, nutritionally, of burbot liver supplements. Such a supplement by itself supplies fully the minimum daily needs for such key, life-giving vitamins, virtually all the fat solubles, A, D, and K. Imagine getting such vitamins in a raw form, which is what Omega-ADK provides.

Yet another supplement was taken, this being known as the bone-activating spice oil complex. One such complex is a combination of wild oils of sage, rosemary, and oregano in an extra virgin olive oil base. The use of this oil on the Lyme-afflicted joints also had a dramatic effect on the healing/regeneration rate. Too, this oil complex, known by the trade name BoneActiv, was consumed by mouth, and this had a dramatic effect on the healing rate. Rubbed on the skin over the joints it had a softening effect. As demonstrated by research posted, here, this spice oil complex has been shown, or, rather, its individual oils to aid in the building of new while blocking bone loss.

The same is true of the whole spices, that is the whole, crude wild mountain spices sage, rosemary, and oregano. A complex of these, along with microcrystalline hydroxyapatite (MCHC), was taken, also with the aim at obliterating the last vestiges of the Lyme. This, too, proved effective. It seemed that every dose of these supplements caused a strengthening of the skeleton, hammering away at the Lyme symptoms. The whole spices, too, have been shown to aid in bone cell regeneration while, like the oils, halting thinning of the skeletal structure.

The Lyme spirochete thrives in disease and weakened tissue, and this could never be more true than weakened or disease bones and joints. Let it be known that one of the great defenses against this disease is to increase the density of the bones and also to empower the cartilage of damaged joints to rebuild. This can be achieved with raw sources of vitamins A, D, and K, as well as food sources of these vitamins in general. It can also be achieved through the intake of bone density-enhancing spice oil complexes as well as the whole spices themselves.

Surely, these spices should be used more greatly in cooking. Yet, the supplements should also be taken, as these represent well-designed formulas specifically for the purpose of supporting healthy bones and joints, a most powerful tool in the plan for the reversal of this dreaded disease.

Protocol for increasing bone density and strengthening the weak points in the skeleton in order to protect against Lyme:

  • whole, raw freshwater cod liver and liver oil concentrate: tsp or more daily
  • bone-activating wild spice complex with MCHC: four caps or more daily
  • bone-activating wild spice complex rubbing oil, wild rosemary, sage, and oregano: rub as often as needed; also, take five or more drops twice daily under the tongue
  • wild, whole oregano complex with Rhus coriaria (optional but a potent addition): three capsules twice daily

In addition, it is important to increase the consumption of vitamin A, D, and K rich foods, including whole, organic eggs, fatty fish, egg roe, organic liver and for vitamin K Brussels sprounts, kale, broccoli, spinach, romaine lettuce, organic liver, and wild oregano itself.

Sunlight exposure is crucial. There is no question that an increase in sunlight, causing a corresponding increase in the synthesis of vitamin D, will aid the disease. Make no mistake about it this protocol will aid Lyme sufferers. The premise, here, is that powerful, strong bones, a truly strong, intact skeleton, is a key resistance factor.

NOTE: this is a novel discovery, never before published.

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Cass Ingram

Dr. Cass Ingram is a nutritional physician who received a B.S. in biology and chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa (1979) and a D.O. from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA (1984). Dr. Ingram has since written over 20 books on natural healing. He has given answers and hope to millions through lectures on thousands of radio/TV shows. His research and writing have led to countless cures and discoveries. Dr. Cass Ingram presents 100's of health tips and insights in his many books on health, nutrition, and disease prevention. Dr. Ingram is one of North America's leading experts on the health benefits and disease fighting properties of wild medicinal spice extracts. A popular media personality, he has appeared on over 5,000 radio and TV shows. He now travels the world promoting perfect health – the natural way

  • Marlene

    May 30, 2017 #1 Author

    I agree with your assesment that Lyme disease symptoms improve with vitamin D, and other supplements or natural intake, via sunlight and proper nutrition ect., As a chronic lyme sufferer (30 years and counting), I will have to say that nutrition, supplements and as healthy as possible lifestyle do not kill the spirochetes or stop the progression of the disease. All those modalities are necessary but the only thing that slows the progression, at least for me has been rotation of specific and multiple antibiotics. I wish it wasn’t so, because I am not a big fan of the pharmaceutical industry.

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  • Jeanniebeanie

    July 25, 2018 #2 Author

    I had 3 surgeries on my neck involving plates, bars. I started to get terrible bouts of pain -2 a week for 3 hours at a time that my pains meds could not cover. With my neck history , mris , X-rays were taken. Nothing showed up. Over the summer I came down with Lyme. 6 months later ( 2 years to the date of the last mrs) the pain came back 24/7 -horrible neck pain so more mri’s, X-rays, cat scan. What showed up was extensive bone thinning (vertebrae litterly shrinking) right where one of the plates, a piece of bone off the vertebrae had broken off, disc totally gone. My spine Specialist was shocked at the damage in such a short amount of time. Now I have to go to a medical center in Boston that also knows Lyme (mass general) , have the plate removed, anouther fusion (#4) and see what I have to do to preserve what bone is left so I don’t have to live in a hard collar the rest of my life. I will increase my vitamins of the ones you listed.

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