About 40 members of the NT Lyme Support Group were in attendance on Saturday, May 16, to hear a very informative and insightful presentation by Dr. Lee Cowden. Dr. Cowden spoke via Skype for nearly 2 hours, using multiple Power Point slides. He very clearly laid out his highly successful Cowden Protocol for treatment of Lyme disease or Multiple Symptom Multiple Microbe Inflammation (MSMMI). His protocol is detailed at www.nutrmedix.ec/ns
However, Dr. Cowden also shared some very basic ways we must all play a part in reinstating our own health. He described our bodies as “bathtubs” with disease being a bathtub full of dirty water. He encouraged us all to stop adding toxins to our body/tub (toxins such as fast food, artificial sweeteners, toxic relationships etc.) and instead constantly be adding clean water into our body/tub (such as healthy food, pure water, sleep, exercise, good relationships, peace, love, etc.). Also, he mentioned we must make sure our drainage systems are cleared out, meaning make sure our liver, kidneys, lymphatic system, and our bowels are all working well. He stated that proper elimination means 3-4 bowels movements a day. He emphasized that exercise is great for detoxing. Without exercise our bodies are like New York City with the garbage collectors on strike…the garbage is just piling up, a great picture for us to keep in mind when we don’t feel like exercising.
Dr. Cowden also noted that good dental health can reduce the infectious burden in our bodies much of which comes from periodontitis. He suggested that besides brushing our teeth, we should floss twice a day and rinse with a 1-3% solution of Hydrogen Peroxide. We need to avoid sug
ars and grains, also, and have all mercury removed by a biological dentist.
Dr. Cowden described how Borrelia develops granules and cysts which are resistant to antibiotics, so he believes cyclic therapy is the best. He cited research that showed that borrelia spirochetes respond to certain antibiotics and herbal treatments; however, use of antibiotics does not appear to be effective against borrelia cysts and biofilm. Again, his theorizes that there must be short periods of time when we are off treatment to allow the spirochetes to come out of hiding, so that they can be killed in subsequent treatment.