Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Leaky Brain Syndrome

Although many people have heard of Leaky Bowel Syndrome, few have heard of Leaky Brain Syndrome.

I coined this term when I became aware of the damaging effects on the blood-brain barrier (BBB) from the accumulation of ammonia in the brain. Ammonia in the brain is a primary cause of neurological and psychological hypersensitivity.

Ammonia alters the permeability of the BBB, enabling larger molecules to cross, such as common amino-acids, causing cerebral allergies. Ammonia-induced Leaky Brain Syndrome is one of the primary causes of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Cognitive dysfunction, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and a myriad of other chronic conditions.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Another Patient Testimonial

At Hansa Center, we routinely get testimonials from our patients. The below testimonial is from a former chronic lyme disease sufferer. It is unedited and posted with patient consent.

We get testimonials from patients with many chronic illnesses not just lyme disease or lyme related diseases. You can turn your computer speakers on and listen to more information & testimonials at our
Hansa Center Website.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Beating Lyme Disease is More Than Killing Bacteria (Chapter 6 Excerpt from the "Beating Lyme Disease" book by Dr. David Jernigan

I cannot stress enough the need for your doctor to be addressing all the systems of the body on every visit. The body is totally integrated and should perform like an orchestra, with every organ and tissue keeping rhythm with all the rest of the body. Taking a multi-vitamin/mineral, or even Borrelogen™ only addresses a part of what is required by your body to restore its ability to heal.

If one organ becomes dysfunctional due to illness or trauma, it ceases to move with correct rhythm in relation to the three dimensional movement of the other organs.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Chimps and Possibly You Infected with Lyme Disease?

Splashed across the media and internet the story has spread like wildfire, “Lyme-infected chimpanzee goes on the attack, injuring handler!”

Yet another confirmation of the prevalence of what is now recognized as the most rapidly spreading infectious disease. The following will bring you up to speed on this illness that is being confirmed in well over 200,000 Americans every year.

The new “Great Imitator,” Lyme Disease, is increasingly being confirmed in cases of misdiagnosed chronic illnesses.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Quick Facts About Lyme Disease

From Beating Lyme Disease 2nd Edition:
Living the Good Life in Spite of Lyme

· Lyme Disease is initiated by a spiral-shaped
bacteria (spirochete) called Borrelia
burgdorferi, but the actual disease always
involves loss of the body’s control of several
different “co-infections” of virtually every
microbial class, i.e., viral, mycoplasmal,
fungal, parasitic.

· Toxins from the bacteria are actually the
primary cause of all of your symptoms!

· Lifelong optimal health can be achieved even
if every single Lyme spirochete in your body
has not been killed.

· It is well recognized that the best natural or
pharmaceutical antibiotics can at best only
kill 85% of the target bacteria in the body.

· Antibiotics may do more harm than good.
Antibiotics can activate bacteriophages
(viruses) that infect the Lyme spirochetes and
insert their toxin-generating genes into the
bacterial chromosomes. These viruses can
turn basically harmless bacterium into killers
through this genetic sequencing of toxins by
causing the bacteria to produce greater
amounts of neurotoxins (nervous system

· The allopathic philosophy of medicine
(antibiotics, etc.) often predisposes one to
Post-Lyme Syndrome (PLS).

· After prolonged illness a person would not
likely be symptom-free or truly healthy even
if it were possible to kill every spirochete,
because restoring health requires more than
killing the bacteria.

· It is possible to have Lyme spirochetes and
yet never manifest any symptoms.

· The unique symptoms experienced by an
individual are from the microbes revealing a
person’s weakest, and therefore most
vulnerable, areas in the body.

· High-powered microscopes have revealed
that our bodies are a soup of innumerable
and greatly unrecognized microbes. There
are 20 times more microbes than cells in your
body. Another way of saying this is that 90%
of the cells in your body are microbes.

· A Herxheimer reaction (herx) is a sign of a
poor treatment plan and is unnecessary. A
herx greatly increases the toxic load on the
body; at its worst it can kill an illnessweakened
patient outright. A herx can
temporarily or permanently disable the body,
mind, and spirit.

· The sustained restoration of the optimal
function and integrity of the body, mind, and
spirit will naturally resolve any infection.

· No microbe can replicate at will or
unchecked in a healthy body.

· A component in your blood called albumin is
six times stronger than penicillin as a
bacteriostatic (preventing microbial

· Until the patient’s body can maintain
microbial balance without the help of
medications, the patient will never reach the
point of not needing the medications.

· Some of the best research facility laboratories
report that they have rarely found any
person’s blood to be completely clear of
spirochetes, even after every type of longterm
natural or pharmaceutical intervention.

· Tick bites are not the only way to get Lyme

· Less than half the people diagnosed with
Lyme Disease ever have a bulls-eye rash.

© 2008 Dr. David A. Jernigan