Sunday, June 28, 2015

Why do some people have Lyme bacteria, but not Lyme disease?


More shocking than finding an embedded tick, and even bullseye rash of Lyme disease, is often the realization that the infection uncovered previously unrecognized weaknesses all over the body, and the sheer magnitude of problems the infection triggers.

A common misconception is for one to say “I was healthy before this bug bit me”. It may be so, but simply feeling good does not guarantee that you were healthy when the bug bit you. It is my experience that most people have much unresolved hurt and dirt contributing to their state of health, and ultimate succumbing to Lyme disease and its coinfections. Simply testing sero-positive to having the Lyme bacteria does not mean you will definitely develop clinical Lyme disease.

The fact that so many people do develop clinical Lyme disease is a testament to how dysfunctional our population has become, as more insults to cellular function accumulate from our environment. While bringing the bacterial overgrowth in clinical Lyme disease is important, its ultimate complete annihilation is not what determines restoring the quality of life that is so desperately desired.

Everyone at any given moment is being exposed to, and has innumerable potentially harmful organisms in and on their body. Why aren’t we all sick? Could it be that what we call the human organism has the ability to control every pathological microbe? Experts now agree that is the case, and that we have been overreacting to microbes with antibiotics.

It is very telling to observe the wide diversity of symptoms that can be seen in those suffering from Lyme disease (LD). Lyme disease does not affect any two people in the exact same way. I have seen people with only one bad symptom, and others with over 50 major symptoms, though both groups test highly positive for LD. 

There are common symptoms, but there are always many symptoms that fall outside of the norm. Then there are those who test highly positive for LD and yet have no symptoms year after year. At the early stages of my career as a doctor in the mid-1990's, I wondered why the Borrelia burgdorferi spirochete affected each person in unique ways. It seem about the only commonality was that whatever symptoms each person had, that no doctor could determine what was causing the symptoms and no treatment would budge the symptoms.

From my clinical experience I have come to the conclusion that not only can chronic Lyme Disease bring about new problems to your body, but it is unique in that it also brings the out dirt of your life that got swept under the carpet, and the weak spots to light. A person may have been asymptomatic (having no symptoms) prior to being bitten, they may have always exercised, eaten perfectly, and been on top of the world, however just being asymptomatic is no guarantee of underlying health. 

We see this daily when people are diagnosed with cancer, even though they were "perfectly healthy" on every yearly exam...until they were not. We know that by the time cancer can be diagnosed, multiple systems in the body have been malfunctioning for up to 10 asymptomatic years.

From birth to present time your body is constantly being challenged. These health challenges may arise from emotional traumas such as the death of a loved one, sexual and emotional abuse, physical injuries such as auto accidents, chemical challenges from medicines, toxic personal care products, toxin-loaded foods, or environmental pollution, not to mention chemical and pharmaceutical toxins that activate dormant DNA mutations or cause more mutations leading to increased susceptibility to disease and increase variety of symptoms. 

The reality is that any underlying dysfunction, or unresolved physical, mental, or emotional issues will be manifested physically or psychologically as your body becomes more dysfunctional by the chronic infection of LD. These underlying dysfunctions which are unique to each person is why LD can create so many diverse symptoms.

Most people can recall a time when they injured their body. We’ll say you injured the back for this example. You may have not ever gone to get it treated, and eventually the pain went away. The body adapted to the problem. The problem is still there, only now the pain and the problem are “put on the back burner” by your brain. This adaptation mechanism of the body occurs on every level, whether the level is of a physical, chemical, or psychological nature. Unfortunately, many times these insults cannot be effectively adapted to and they manifest in an ever worsening cascade of symptoms to get your attention so you can deal with the true cause. Indeed it is the loss of functional integrity and the body's ability to adapt to challenges in its internal and external environment that leads to disease and death!

Lyme bacteria can be the proverbial "straw that breaks the camel's back." In a dysfunctional body, the Lyme bacteria break down the body’s ability to keep these underlying problems on the “back burner”. These back burner problems are areas of weakened tissues, which may have never manifested as an obvious problem if life had gone on without a major challenge such is Lyme disease. 

The fact is that the bacteria of LD and any other invading organism or parasite will always go to the weakest areas of the body first. This phenomenon is seen throughout nature. One example of this is seen in the plant kingdom. Plants that come from a strong genetic heritage and have been nurtured in ideal conditions for generations have an increased natural resistance to bugs and plant illnesses. Weak plants from poor soil and poor genetic heritage are extremely susceptible to infections.

The point of all of this is that you are the sum total of all of the challenges and lifestyle decisions you and your ancestors have made. In chronic Lyme disease, all of this will be brought to the fore-front and all of it will need to be finally addressed by you and your healthcare team.

Everyone has heard the saying, “you are what you eat”. Well, you really are much more than that. You are, more accurately, the sum total of all that you have experienced and been exposed to in life. You integrate all of the good in your life, and hopefully with the proper naturally-oriented health care,  you can resolve all of the bad. 

Optimum health is when the body and mind can adapt instantly and correctly, maintaining optimum functional integrity, in spite of any challenge from the internal and external environment. The treatment goals of the Biological Medicine treatment philosophy is to identify every problem of adaptation, and to work with the natural design of the body to facilitate the restoration of its integrity and function using only natural means. From restoring optimum health, dis-ease can fall away.

An interesting fact was revealed in conversations I had with my friend Lida Mattman, Ph.D., a Nobel prize nominee, Lyme disease laboratory researcher, and author of Cell Wall Deficient Forms: Stealth Pathogens, and Joanne Whittaker, M.D. of the Bowen Research Laboratory, both of which were able to culture the Lyme microbes from the blood from many hundreds of cases from around the world. From their research they found that Lyme bacteria or its pleomorphic phases could be found in 100% of cases, even after years of antibiotic cocktails, after years of natural antibacterial protocols, after Rife technologies, and after every form of energy medicine. Everyone tested by these two laboratories were found to still have the Lyme bacteria, even when the person was completely restored to perfect health. 

Clinical experience has taught us that it is those people who take a more comprehensive treatment approach that experience the best chance of achieving lasting good health. 

It would seem that if you only treat the bugs then stronger bugs will often follow. If you treat to restore the optimum human condition health will follow in spite of the bugs.


The Hansa Center for Optimum Health is the largest, and most innovative healthcare facility in the United States that specializes in the healing philosophies of American Biological Medicine.  For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com.

This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss this protocol with your health care professional before beginning, and stop or get support if your condition worsens. This protocol is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA.
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Monday, June 22, 2015

Your symptoms may be caused by contact with this common plant decades ago!



If you have ever had a bad bout of Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac you might have one or more of the following chronic systemic symptoms for years, even decades, after that you would never associate with the Poison Ivy.

Topical ivy relief creams and cortisone shots may stop the skin problems, but poison ivy is not just a skin problem. The poison found in these plants is an oil called Urushiol. 

Urushiol is a molecule that is called a hapten. Haptens are molecules that bind with proteins in your body and then once they are bound up, they can cause an immune reaction with T-cell proliferation.  is also a systemic poison and neurotoxin. When urushiol binds with proteins from your body it forms the hapten, quinone, causing a strong immune response possibly causing problems in many other parts of the body than just the skin.

These poisons can attach to your body's own antibodies leading to an autoimmune response that can trigger longterm, virtually undiagnosable, systemic problems. How many people are being told that they have an autoimmune problem, of unknown cause? Obviously, not everyone that has an autoimmune disease is experiencing the problems from having had one of these reactions, but read on and see if your symptoms match...and think back to remember if you ever, even as a child had a case of Poison Ivy, oak, or sumac.

The full systemic effects of Poison Ivy can be seen in the homeopathic "proving" of the juice from the plant that is homeopathically potentized and then administered to healthy people for research purposes to determine what energetic symptoms arise from repeated dosing. This type research goes back over 200 years. It is fascinating to see ,in the case of Poison Ivy (Rhus Toxicodendron), just how many systemic problems it can actually cause as a substance beyond just the well recognized skin rash, by observing what the energetic, homeopathic provings reveal.

The following are just a few of the potential symptoms caused by Poison Ivy and also corrected by the administration of homeopathic poison ivy (Rhus Toxicodendron) listed in Dr. Robin Murphy's, 2240 page, Homeopathic Materia Medica:

Poison Ivy can affect the spinal cord and nerves leading to extreme muscle weakness, with stiffness and pain of the muscles and joints. This stiffness and pain are unique in that they are worse until you get going and limbered up, therefore people feel better for a bit from changing positions.

The symptoms are worse in cold weather. The pains are worse at night, making it so that one cannot rest in any position. Generally the pain appears on the left side and may go from left to right. 

Extreme restlessness, anxiety, sadness, with great apprehension at night to the point that one cannot remain in bed, are the effects on the mind that mark this unique poisoning. The mind and senses also become cloudy. Once asleep the sleep is heavy as from stupor, and the dreams are filled with situations of great exertion from which people awaken tired, stiff, and sore. 

The neurotoxic effects of poison ivy also aggravate the heart, often causing trembling and palpitations when sitting still and again improves with movement and when walking. The heart feels tired and may have arrhythmia. 

Poison Ivy may also cause a bitter, coppery taste in the mouth with TMJ pain, with popping of the jaw. 

This is just a short list of possible symptoms, so as you can see Poison Ivy is much more than a skin problem. It can cause chronic symptoms, that seem to have no cause from a medical testing perspective. Since there is no lab test to determine latent problems from Poison Ivy that a person might have had decades ago, a wise doctor will recognize the pattern of symptoms outlined above, and through just a good case history, will ask you if you have every had a bad bout of Poison Ivy or Poison Oak.  

The correction of these chronic or acute symptoms can only to be found in the correctly tested and selected homeopathic remedies, Rhus Toxicodendron 30c (Homeopathically potentized Poison Ivy, using only the molecular vibrational energy of the plant), Apis 30c, or other potencies or remedies, as determined by your health care practitioner. Of course, if there are other issues either predating or concomitant to the poisoning that your doctor will need to address those at the same time. It would be nice if one or two remedies would just fix everything, however when the tissues are compromised they become susceptible to other challenges from your environment that make the issues even more complicated. Doctors trained in the healing philosophies of Biological Medicine view the totality of what has gone awry in a person, and trained extensively in natural ways to restore the functional integrity so that the body can return to optimum health and quality of life.

I think it is interesting that many people are given a diagnosis of this, that, or the other disease, when if the doctor would do a good case history and ask if they had ever had a severe case of Poison Ivy it just might lead to a complete and rapid restoration of health after years of suffering!


The Hansa Center for Optimum Health is the largest, and most innovative healthcare facility in the United States that specializes in the healing philosophies of American Biological Medicine.  For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com.

This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss this protocol with your health care professional before beginning, and stop or get support if your condition worsens. This protocol is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Parasites Could be the Real Reason for these Chronic Illness Symptoms



Many of you will remember the old song, "The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out, the worms play penuckle on your snout!"

Now that I have your attention, remember how as infants and children everything went into the mouth, including really disgusting things? Some parasites can live inside the body for up to 25 years!

Parasites can be the cause of ADD, mood swings, and chronic fatigue in children and adults.

Parasites are a common cause of yeast and bacterial overgrowth. Parasites are organisms that vary in size from microscopic to up to 30 foot worms, many of which can live for 10-25 years without ever leaving the body.

The largest worm we have help a patient get out at the Hansa Center is twelve and a half feet long! The next largest was a six footer. We have had people who look healthy purge out literally many hundreds of worms with each bowel movement for weeks. So if you as reading this and saying to yourself, "This couldn't be me!" Just remember, we are all animals and the number one thing you do for your pets is deworm them. Most other countries around the world know to do a parasite cleanse at least twice a year, whether or not you have seen worms in your bowel movement, just to be on the safe side. The botanical remedies are usually very easy to tolerate, although there is always the exception.

If you are chronically sick, then the chances are pretty good that you have parasites, since your defenses are already low.

Parasites compete with your own body for the nutrients you eat. In hyper-infections of parasites, the competitive uptake of nutrients can deprive your body of the nutrients so important to maintain balance.

Parasites seem to most often consume B vitamins from your food and vitamin supplements. Without adequate B vitamins you cannot regulate your stress responses correctly, or produce hormones, or produce energy! This sets up a chain reaction of systemic deficiencies ultimately altering the body’s acid/alkaline pH balance.

A normal pH balance in the body is important to maintain, because yeast and other microbes cannot survive and overpopulate unless the pH balance of the body is upset. An alkaline environment promotes health, while an acidic environment promotes dysfunction.

Killing the parasites can go a long way towards bringing the pH back into balance. There are many parasite cleanses and supplements on the market. My personal favorite is the one I developed, Paragen, which is available from Jernigan Nutraceuticals, which is broad acting and gentle on the gut.

Other botanicals that are typically used are combinations of Black Walnut extract, Artemisia, Green Pumpkin seed, garlic, and others.

Clove oil is very important since it can dissolve the parasite eggs, not just kill the adult parasites.

Remember parasites are often not easy to eliminate and can require the help of your natural doctor to determine if you have them, and what your unique body needs to correct the problem.

You should do a parasite cleanse at least two times a year no matter what. By the way, the egg of a tapeworm, the largest worm in the human body, is just a little bigger than the period at the end of this sentence. So keep your fingers out of your mouth and stop biting your fingernails, which are like little parasite egg filled shovels!

For those of your with various bacterial, mold, and viral infections parasites can promote the hyper-infection by secreting immune-suppressing chemicals, so no matter how many antibiotics and antimicrobial drugs you take the infections will never go away!

The Hansa Center for Optimum Health is the largest, and most innovative healthcare facility in the United States that specializes in the healing philosophies of American Biological Medicine.  For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com.



This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss this protocol with your health care professional before beginning, and stop or get support if your condition worsens. This protocol is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA.
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Monday, June 8, 2015

Poor hormone testing leads to poor treatment...and poor results!


Your thyroid symptoms may or may not be caused by problems with your thyroid, but you will never know without proper testing. You are definitely your own best advocate when it comes to your health!!!

Ask your doctor to do more comprehensive tests to have a better picture of what is really wrong. As it is, many doctors simply diagnose thyroid problems using just high or low TSH.

There are so many variations of problems that may be causing issues in the thyroid, hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenals that proper testing must always be done. The dominant symptoms of HPA axis problems are manifested by the thyroid and adrenals.

Mainstream medicine doctors often react without much thought to what they perceive to be a low thyroid function by simply putting the patient on Synthroid...usually not the best idea. Synthroid is a synthetic molecule that is not close in shape or function to the natural thyroxine molecule for which it is supposed to be substituting. 

Another problem I see is that mainstream doctors often only test for TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) and T4. Testing like this is like having two pieces of a puzzle that has 10 pieces and treating without enough information.

The minimum initial thyroid testing I want for a person includes the following:
-TSH
-Total T4
-Free T4
-Free T3
-Reverse T3
-Anti TLG
-Anti TPO

It is also crucial for everyone to do an Adrenal Stress Panel by DiagnosTechs Inc. or Labrix, Inc. Again mainstream doctors often use a blood test because it is more convenient than a saliva test but due to the huge fluctuations in cortisol based upon the time of day, a 24-hour saliva test will provide the best information. 

The Adrenal Stress Panel we recommend starting with, includes all of the following critical tests:
-Adrenal Stress Index
-TAP (Temporal Free Cortisol Rhythm (a.m., noon, afternoon, and midnight)
-DHEA and DHEA-S
-Insulin fasting and non-fasting
-17-OH Progesterone
-Gluten (Gliadin) antibody SigA
-Total Salivary SigA

If a person's cortisol tests as very low then another test is needed, before any adrenal glandulars or hydrocortisone (cortisol) is implemented, to determine if the adrenals can even produce cortisol (Primary Adrenal Insufficiency), or if the pituitary is the source of the problem (Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency) and is unable to produce ACTH (Adrenocorticotropin Hormone) which is needed to
stimulate the adrenals to produce cortisol, DHEA and aldosterone.

Keep in mind that after all the testing, it can look like you have plenty of cortisol and plenty of thyroid hormone and yet because of various problems one or both are not being utilized.

One of the best resources for understanding your lab tests, as well as treatment options, and online support is http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com

For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com.

This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss this protocol with your health care professional before beginning, and stop or get support if your condition worsens. This protocol is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

I'm no psychic, but I can predict your symptoms!



I am going to show you how most of your symptoms are very predictable and how they are all connected to each other. This is a long post, however if you want to finally get well from whatever diagnosis you have been given you should read all of this post.

Imagine you are on a safari. It is a pitch black night outside and you are in a tent in Africa. A lion roars nearby and you are thinking about how flimsy the fabric is to keep that lion from coming in and eating you! Your sympathetic nervous system kicks into high gear! This is the "fight or flight" mode of your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS).

Your sympathetic nervous system is a built -in, automatic (autonomic) mechanism that increases your ability to survive, by either vigorously fighting the lion, or running away to fight another day! It is very predictable what your sympathetic nervous system will do in this stressful situation with the lion. All of your senses will go on maximum alert. The pupils in your eyes will dilate widely in order to see the slightest indication of the lion. Your ears will strain, to hear the slightest noise. Your muscles will ripple and tremble with tension as huge amounts of energy have been diverted to the muscles so that you have super-human reflexes and strength!

In the super stimulation of the sympathetic nervous response to the roaring lion, your bladder can empty without warning, in order for you to flee or fight unimpeded by a full bladder. It is a quick thing to urinate, something you could possibly do even while running or fighting, however a bowel movement takes too long. In the time it takes to have a BM the lion could pounce and you would be defenseless! So your sympathetic nervous system causes the colon to shutdown.

The meal you ate sits like a brick in your stomach. The sympathetic nervous system shut down digestion, diverting the energy to the muscles. After all, what is more important, digesting or fighting and/or running away from a hungry, man-eating lion?

Blood rushes to the head and the heart begins to increase its energy, beating hard and fast, to get ready for the upcoming fight or flight. The adrenal glands secrete cortisol to open up the cells to receiving more blood sugar and thyroid hormones, as adrenaline supercharges the entire body. The lion roars again, closer this time. The sympathetic nervous system causes the thyroid to crank out more T3 and brings more of its reserve T4 online to be converted to T3 as needed in order to increase overall cellular receptivity to blood glucose.

The skin tightens and every hair stands on end like little antennae, sensing the slightest change in the breeze. Every aspect of the body is on high alert. Your body is maximally sensitive to any change in its environment. You are jumpy and vigilant for any threat.

The night turns to day, you dare not leave your tent, since you can still hear the lion pacing...at least you think it’s still the lion...dare you stick your head out of the tent to check and see? No, it is too scary a thought, being eaten alive. So you stay in your tent, as still as possible, every sense still poised to address any sign of the lion tearing through the tent...

Get the picture? This story is what many of you are going through because your autonomic nervous system views the situations of prolonged stress in your life, such as chronic illness, work, or abusive people, just like the analogy of the roaring lion!

Now imagine what would happen if you never left the tent, or the perception of danger from infections or situations continued for months and years, and your sympathetic nervous system never relaxed?

All the same things we saw with the lion would be happening all the time. Your heart rate would stay too fast, and due to everything else going wrong in your body your heart might start skipping beats and palpitating. Your food never would seem to digest, and you would start seeing undigested food in your bowel movement. Your bladder would constantly feel like you need to go, so your mineral/electrolyte balance would be messed up, making your energy and brain clarity impossible to maintain.

Your colon would be constipated. Your muscles would be tight and painful from all the strain. You would suffer from light and sound sensitivity. You would become more sensitive to electromagnetic pollution and to other people's energy.

Your thyroid would begin to strain under the constant work and would weaken or start to have too much T3, and Reverse T3 would start to elevate to keep you from having too much thyroid hormone stimulation.

There would be too much cortisol and adrenaline so your anxiety and panic would be through the roof, for what seems to be no reason.

The cells of the body would become insensitive to the hormones and glucose, since you are just sitting there idle in the tent of your illness not really doing anything but waiting for the lion (illness) to go away.

Sleep would be impossible since you are too stimulated and overwhelmed, and never feel safe. You feel a little safer during the daytime, so you sleep all day.

The mind races thinking of all of the possibilities. Round and round your mind goes. You cannot turn it off now...it is stuck in a biochemical loop.

Do you see that all of these symptoms are connected? Every system of the body is affected so there are potentially dozens of symptoms. The symptoms are just as predictable as what goes on when a lion is outside of your tent!

Unfortunately, mainstream medicine is geared to treat the symptoms only and so they throw pharmaceutical drugs into this mess. They will give you symptom-treating drugs that unclog your constipation. Purple pill to stop the indigestion. Beta blockers for the heart. Anti-anxiety meds to calm you. Antidepressants to help with everything, since obviously you come across to them as being very depressed. Muscle relaxants are given to ease the tight, painful muscles, and tranquilizers to sedate you to sleep. You are given Synthroid to supposedly treat the low thyroid hormones. Blood sugar regulators to force the glucose out of the bloodstream.

Your body becomes more dysfunctional and toxic from all the drugs and disease. None of these pharmaceuticals are treating the functional causes. Almost 100% of pharmaceuticals are treating only the symptoms. Yes, your thyroid is fatigued and you are low in T3, but taking Synthroid or other thyroid hormone supplements are not treating the cause. And yes, you likely feel better with these pharmaceuticals than without them, but their effectiveness will only be short term, since the illness, the cause, remains untreated and continues to get worse.

As the saying goes, "The worse it gets, the worse it gets. The better it gets the better it gets." It is never, "The worse the cause of a problem gets the better it gets." Nor is it, "The better it gets the worse it gets!" If through proper treatment the dysfunctions can be nudged toward actually working better, then it gets progressively better.

The roaring lion is the illness, by whatever named diagnosis. The Autonomic Nervous System is an automatic mechanism that gets triggered by stress of any type. Structural stress, biochemical stress, mental/emotional stress, and/or environmental/bioenergetic stress.

Any stress puts stress on every aspect of the body, mind, and spirit. One cannot pluck one strand of a spider web without vibrating the entire web. The body, mind, and spirit are an intertwined web. Break a thread and the shape of the entire web changes.

True healing necessarily will ALWAYS need to repair the broken threads of the interconnected web of the Autonomic Nervous System and calm the Sympathetic nervous system before lasting health can be restored.

This is what Post-Traumatic Stress disorder is all about, whether the stress was from horrific war, such as with "Wounded Warriors", or the stress of profound illness and the horrifying life changes it causes.

People we have seen at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, who have suffered for months and years with chronic infections, such as Lyme disease, mold/fungal infections, viral, pain syndrome, and other chronic illnesses, have PTSD, or a chronic stress disorder. They do have all of the conditions discussed in this article, even if the bacteria have been corrected through the heroic efforts of great doctors, effectively treating the infections.

The idea that the illness is just the microbes is misguided. It is a myth that you will be well, symptom-free, as soon as your doctor can finally figure out how to kill every single bacteria and pathological microbe. Helping the body kill the microbes through whatever method is fine, but with today's mutated, and exotic strains of bacteria, unless you can restore optimum function and integrity to the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and convince it that there is no "lion" about to eat you, your body will continue wearing itself down, making you vulnerable to more infections and more dysfunction.

Nothing in my experience can more effectively repair the ANS and calm the sympathetic nervous system than the combination of healing philosophy of American Biological Medicine as practiced at the Hansa Center. No other healing philosophy is better designed and equipped to address everything that has gone wrong in the body, mind, and spirit all at the same time. Doctors specializing in the treatment philosophies of American Biological Medicine specialize in diagnosing and treating every tissue in the human body, and every system of the body, using the most advanced applications of natural medicine.

The goal is to respect the wisdom of the body. To determine what the body is striving to accomplish, and work to facilitate the body's ability to accomplish what it needs in order to heal, instead of forcing the body into drug-induced illusions of health.

If you have to take a drug forever in order to feel somewhat normal, then it is not fixing anything. If you are treating the cause, then the cause should eventually go away and you can stop taking the medicine. The conventional doctors convinced you that no one knows the cause and therefore you should just be happy that the drugs can mask the symptoms. If your body is too messed up, if organs and glands have been surgically removed, diseased beyond repair, or otherwise destroyed, then yes, take the symptom-masking drugs, however just because your lab tests are consistently bad, or your doctor is from the top medical school, or goes to the top conferences, or follows the top protocols in conventional medicine, it doesn't mean that their drugs are the best way in the long run.

If it is possible to restore optimum function, to treat the whole person at the levels of cause, to treat to get every system to work harmoniously together, great health can be finally realized...the lion will often rapidly evaporate into thin air!

It is difficult to find doctors who follow the treatment philosophies of American Biological Medicine. Of course, I feel that the doctors at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health are fantastic, and the best in the world at what we do, however in the spirit of cooperation instead of competition, you can go to these links to find more great clinics that implement various aspects of this powerful way of healing: marioninstitute.org and International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine


For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com.

This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss this protocol with your health care professional before beginning, and stop or get support if your condition worsens. This protocol is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA.
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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Super-Sensitive People; They Don't Feel Safe!



Many chronically ill people are super sensitive to light, sound, fragrances, food, medications, even other people's negativity, not to mention a multitude of other challenges from our internal and external environment.

When the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) glands are out of balance, your body thinks that any type of stress is too much stress!  These people never feel safe.

When the HPA axis is dysfunctional our ability to adapt and respond correctly to the challenges in our life is lost, and the body becomes super reactive.

People who are this sensitive are usually surrounded by a world of people who don't react, even though those people are subjected to the same challenges. It does not mean that the non-reactive people are necessarily not being affected, however it does mean, among other things, that they have a greater range of adaptability within the HPA system.

The wisdom of the body recognizes and responds, without our assistance, to any threat against us. Any attack by viruses, bacteria, or any other microbe, not to mention toxins and stressful life situations, activates the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis to increase the body's ability to respond correctly to the situation.

The pituitary is called the master gland because it controls and regulates all of the other glands in the body. It is a pea-sized gland straight back from the bridge of your nose. The Hypothalamus is in the core of the brain and actually regulates the pituitary, but is not called the master gland because it does not control all the other glands of the body as does the pituitary. 

The adrenal glands sit atop both kidneys like melting scoops of ice cream. The adrenals are the primary stress response glands of the body. They motivate the rest of the body to prepare for battle against whatever perceived attack is present. You might say they are our body's security alarm system. 

The adrenal glands are one of the first glands to fatigue when a person is stuck for a prolonged period in the "fight or flight" mode of the sympathetic nervous system. This is because the adrenal glands are the primary driver of the entire sympathetic system. 

Optimum health is that point where our body, mind, and spirit can adapt instantly and correctly to any challenge in our internal and external environment, without losing coherence.

If you feel that your body has lost the ability to adapt correctly to its environment, then stay tuned...this is a huge topic, and I am going to post more on this subject. It is important to know and understand all the players in the body when addressing illness, fatigue, stress, infection, and post-infection.


For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com.

This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss this protocol with your health care professional before beginning, and stop or get support if your condition worsens. This protocol is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA.
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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Functional Heart Problems and Lyme Disease



The month of May is Lyme Disease Awareness month! A very common symptom of chronic Lyme disease is many and various heart problems, such as Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).

It is fairly common for POTS patients to have a noticeable drop in blood pressure upon standing, but some POTS patients have no change or even an increase in blood pressure upon standing.

POTS patients often have hypovolemia (low blood volume) and high levels of plasma norepinephrine (from the adrenal glands) while standing, reflecting Autonomic Nervous System disregulation (dysautonomia) causing increased sympathetic nervous system activation.

Many POTS patients also experience fatigue, headaches, lightheadedness, heart palpitations, exercise intolerance, nausea, diminished concentration, tremulousness (shaking), syncope (fainting), coldness or pain in the extremeties, chest pain and shortness of breath.

The many heart and circulatory problems seen in POTS can be caused by Lyme Endocarditis as a result of metabolic toxins produced by the spirochetes (bacteria) of Lyme. The primary toxin identified through clinical research is the accumulation of ammonia (NH3) in the heart, brain, and other infected tissues.

While eliminating the toxins and the bacteria can create a favorable environment for the body to be restored, the POTS symptoms often remain.

In the following link I introduce and discuss the profound new innovation called NeuroCardial Synchronization™, that was developed at the Hansa Center to specifically address the heart and brain disturbances of POTS. http://ehlradio.com/ArchivedShows/2014/051114ehl.mp3
Keep reading to learn how modern phonocardiograms have changed what is possible in diagnosing and treatment functional heart problems.

Although it is difficult to read this picture, the blue box at the top left shows what a normal phonocardiogram should look like. Each of the other boxes show some of the problems that can be found in a dysfunctional heart.



Phonocardiography, is the use of a high-definition, digital, electronic stethoscope, linked to a computer program in order to record the sounds of the heart. From these recordings we can identify problems in heart that are often undetectable using ECG's and other conventional heart tests. 

Phonocardiology, when used in tandem with the powerful testing ability of BioResonance Scanning™ is a system of treatment now called NeuroCardial Synchronization™(NCS). Since NCS is such a new innovation, a Google search will likely not get any hits on the topic. At this time NCS is only available at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas.

Phonocardiology has the potential to identify problems in the heart arising from toxins, infections, hypoxia from poor hemoglobin synthesis, emotional and mental stress, structural, biochemical, and neurological problems. 

Correcting the problems identified on Phonocardiogram requires the doctor to determine what is interfering with the optimum structure and function of the problem area. This may be a musculoskeletal interference, a neuromuscular interference, an neuropsychological interference, a nutritional deficiency, a metabolic toxicity, allergy, just to name a few, but in all cases the treatments are using natural means to work to restore the optimum function and structure of what has gone wrong. No pharmaceuticals or invasive treatments are ever used by our doctors.

It appears that virtually every chronic illness has different heart problems associated with the illness. This shouldn't be a surprise when one considers that the heart plays such a huge role in regulating all of the DNA of the body, and is indeed secreting hormones that influence every tissue and organ in the body. 

People treated with have often stated that they experience not just a disappearance of their heart rhythm problems, but a greater sense of well-being on every level. As sense of well-being, peace, is the normal state of the heart that is functioning optimally.

At this time, our doctors are only working with people who are chronically ill, but who do not take pharmaceuticals for their heart. If you, like so many other people, abhor the idea of taking a pharmaceutical 
for the rest of your life to deal with a heart issue, NeuroCardial Synchronization may offer a better solution. 

If you have any heart problems, such as cardiac arrhythmia, dysautonomia, chronic fatigue syndrome, cognitive disturbances, or other chronic illnesses this may offer you a way out of the nightmare. Clinical outcomes have been very encouraging. Without the use of pharmaceutical drugs we have been able to correct almost every case of arrhythmia, valve regurgitation, and tachycardia, when there is no irreparable damage to the heart.

The technology used in this treatment is so new that we have not trained any doctors outside of the Hansa Center yet. NeuroCardial Synchronization™ is a technique that we have pioneered here at the Hansa Center. The really nice thing is that the repeat phonocardiology testing verifies the effect of the treatments within each office visit, so there is no "over glamorizing" of this process. It either works and you can see the change on your phonocardiogram during that same visit, or it doesn't which you can also immediately see. Thankfully we are almost always seeing impressive improvements.


Read more about NCS.

To learn more watch a lecture presented by Dr. Jernigan on this topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZAu7azfXt0

The ideal doctor is not a specialist in diseases, but one who understands disease, yet specializes in restoring what is optimum.






Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of Dr. Jernigan, unless otherwise noted. Individual articles and posts are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Jernigan and his community. Dr. Jernigan encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Resetting Your Body's Thermostat; No More Low Body Temperature



The effects of a low body temperature (under 97.0F or 36.1C) are well documented in the medical physiology textbooks. All efforts should be made to secure the restoration of normal body temperature.

The effect of even the most perfectly selected medicines is limited by the available energy in the body to correctly utilize those medicines. The laws of thermodynamics state that as you decrease in temperature you necessarily decrease in energy, and as you increase temperature, you necessarily increase energy


We are going to discuss treatment options in this article, however if you want to learn more about the various signs and symptoms of having a low core body temperature then read this link: http://bit.ly/1Fn6CQy

You and your healthcare team must address your body from every direction and with every balancing tool available. You can never truly overcome this condition with just pills. Therapies must engage and reactivate and stimulate the rhythmical, metabolic, and nerve/sense aspects of your body, addressing the body, mind, and spirit.

Other supporting therapies designed for restoring the rhythms of the body must be applied. These therapies might include color and sound therapy, hot and cold contrast therapy, life-activity planning, breathing and voice therapy, rhythmical massage therapy, curative movement therapies, and indeed every other treatment from your doctor will address in some way the rhythmical aspects of your body.

Low body temperature must be addressed to bring the body back to balance. The temperature must be elevated to end the dying process of the body and to help the body eliminate the cellular debris or the “sludge” in the body.

Testing Body Temp Recommendations at Home:
· Temperature monitoring and graphing (upon awakening before getting out of bed, and between 8-10 pm after a 30 minute resting period) Your temp should be no lower than 97.6F in the morning before getting out of bed. You should be a degree warmer in the evening, so 98.6F. 
If you are cooler in the evening then this too is a problem even if you are within normal temperature ranges. If your oral or axillary temps are normal but your extremities are cold, this is a different problem, but can still be helped with these recommendations.

(If you are testing in the armpit, you should add 1 degree to the final result. If you are taking a rectal temperature reading you should subtract 1 degree from the final result. Rectal readings are the most accurate, however for obvious reasons, close enough with oral or armpit readings are fine.)

Clinical Body Temp Testing: (Ask your doctor to do these tests)

  • ·Whole Body Thermometry: For 15 years the doctors at the Hansa Center have utilized whole body thermometry, because it is one of the only reproducible tests that let you see how the organs, glands, and other tissues in the body are regulating from the perspective of the Autonomic Nervous System. The system our doctors use is the  AlfaSight9000™ Thermodiagnostic Test, which has received 510(K) clearance through the FDA Division of Radiological Health. Whole body thermometry is an adjunctive, diagnostic tool that provides a visible measurement of the Autonomic Nervous System, often the key to the causal factors of many diseases. The AlfaSight 9000™ is grounded in the established science of Regulation Thermography which was invented and first commercialized in Germany more than 20 years ago. It is a proven, accurate technology supported by more than 100,000 patient assessments, and has been clinically correlated with hundreds of MRI & CT Scans.

  • Lab Testing: Definitely have your doctor do a complete Thyroid Profile, including thyroid antibodies, and Reverse T3. Also ask your doctor to do a 24-hour Saliva Cortisol/DHEA/Female and testosterone hormones test through DiagnosTechs Lab or Labrix. Address any findings with bio-identical hormones and glandular support, such as Cytozyme-AD for the cortisol (Each pill has 2.5 mg of bioidentical cortisol), and for the Thyroid support for Hypothyroid consider ThyroGold (bovine glandular)...definitely not Synthroid. (For great info and online support concerning thyroid issues go to www.StopTheThyroidMadness. The body's thermostat is NOT the thyroid, which is more the "throttle" of the body. The body's thermostat is really the hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal, and thyroid axis, along with the functional integrity of the ENTIRE body. Do not get duped into believing you have fixed the core body temperature problems by simply forcing the thyroid to crank out more thyroid hormone, or by bypassing the thyroid by giving Armor or other thyroid glandulars. There is much more to really restoring health. Never do for the body what the body should do for itself, unless all other measures have failed. 
  • Core Warmth™ herbal formula this organic formula was developed by Dr. David Jernigan to help restore and repair the cellular production of heat, biophoton production, and improve overall energy production of the body. This product is also designed to alleviate congestion all meridians and restore proper fluid dynamics and warmth regulation in the body. 
  • Use an Amethyst BioMat® from Richway, Inc. We use these mats on all of our Therapeutic Massage tables to help liquify old gelatinous lymph fluid as our therapist strategically apply botanical and homeopathic ointments and oils to key points on your body to promote improved tissue dynamics. When heated with infrared wavelengths, amethyst crystals give off a molecular frequency that a has been used for centuries to provide deep, but gentle detoxification of the body. The mat comes in a full-length or chair-length and can be used periodically during the day or slept on at night to help restore normal body fluid viscosity (liquidity), and help reset core body warmth through variable infrared heat and the negatively-charged ions from amethyst crystals.
  • Full-Spectrum Infrared Sauna Therapy…The best broad-spectrum Infrared saunas are Sunlighten Saunas, un-treated basswood sauna. The Sunlighten is one of the only companies that offer a full-spectrum of infrared wavelengths (Near, Mid, and Far infrared) that come with 6 preset programs that allow you to determine what health issue you want to target, from the comfort of your own home. You can use the preset programs to target, 1) Detoxification, 2) Pain relief, 3) Weight loss, 4) Cardio, 5) Relaxation, 6) Skin health.  These saunas are built to the highest industry standards for the most environmentally sensitive individuals, so there is virtually no outgassing smells and they emit virtually no harmful EMF pollution. Other manufacturers use plastic, hemlock and other materials that in the heat of the sauna can continue to out-gas chemical smells that can cause endocrine system interference, and often emit harmful amounts of EMF pollution. If you have a sauna already and are feeling badly while or after you sit in it, you might just be suffering from the dislodging of toxins in your body, however it could be that you are reacting to the wood or plastic of the sauna, or the emitted EMF pollution from the electronics in the sauna. The specific sauna we use at the Hansa Center is the Sunlighten six person, basswood, broad-spectrum sauna, equipped with Chromotherapy, and Acoustic Resonance Therapy (ART) to achieve even deeper and more profound healing. The healing music played for the Acoustic Resonance therapy in the sauna is frequency-enhanced tones that have been shown to harmonically optimize the cellular and potentially genetic functioning. Often we use Michael Tyrrell's Wholetones CD and have seen a "quantum leap" in our results. Obviously I am passionate about this form of healing. I am a big fan of combining multiple ways of facilitating health in the body. Medical Neurology has determined that the more ways we can therapeutically address and affect the nervous system, the more rapid, deeper and longer lasting the healing. So in this one therapy that you can do safely at home you get to sit relaxed, and enjoy the best infrared technology, color therapy (The sauna is bathed in an infinite range of colors of your choosing.), at the same time you are using therapeutic music that sends healing sound frequencies, such as 528 hertz, which is the same sound frequency used by genetic engineers to repair DNA! 
  • Natural-Bristle, Dry skin brushing: morning and evening. This knocks off the dead skin and rancid oils and soap off so that your pores are open and your body can detoxify the two and a half pounds of waste acids that should be eliminated through the skin every day. Dry skin brushing helps restore proper lymph fluid flow, as you brush your limbs and torso, always stroking up towards the heart, which is where all of the lymph fluid empties. This is inexpensive and again is something you can do for yourself that will help you perspire more freely throughout the day as your body was designed to do. 
  • Detoxification Bath Therapy:…4 cups Epson Salt 64oz. Hydrogen Peroxide 3% in warm bathtub. Soak for no more than 20 minutes, one bath per night before bedtime.
  • Mustard foot bath: This is a formulation that Dr. Jernigan developed, based upon formulations that are used in the Anthroposophical Medicine Hospitals in Europe. This is not just Mustard powder, but a combination of botanicals formulated to help eliminate muscular/joint pain, headaches, as well as help the body restore normal warmth and temperature regulation, and improve energy throughout the body. Use at least once per day, preferably in the morning or early afternoon, but can also be used before bed.
  • Solum Aesculus Massage Oil (Uriel Pharmacy, Inc.) This oil and essence is great for restoring the warmth organization of the body. This oil is one of the only products I know of that is specifically formulated to help with the restoring the body's energetic resistance to chemical sensitivities, and those suffering from environmental and weather-change barometric-related sensitivities. The oil and essence are low odor products made by Uriel Pharmacy, Inc. This oil is used as massage oil in many European Biological and Anthroposophical Medicine hospitals by the curative therapeutic massage therapists. May be applied as needed.
  • Source Eliminate toxic personal care products, soaps, shampoo, laundry products..anything you would not eat, do not breathe, or put on your skin, or on your clothing.
  • Chiropractic spinal, pelvic, and cranial alignments combined with specific homeopathic, nutritional, glandular, and myofascial support using Bio-Resonance Scanning™, or other body circuit balancing technique…as dictated by your healthcare professional. You can take all the right supplements you want and still not get the right effect, if the body itself cannot properly utilize those remedies. Doctors of Chiropractic, especially those trained in more holistic, or bio-energetic ways to work on the entire body, mind, and spirit, can be the key to unlocking the door to the prison that is your illness! 
  • Celluar Energy Production Testing: Our doctors at the Hansa Center use BRS to test all of the metabolic energy pathways to identify where the breakdown in energy production is occuring...including MTHFR and other genetic interferences, glycolysis, gluconeogenisis, increasing insulin sensitivity, and other biochemical imbalances need to be addressed that are preventing proper energy and thermal regulation. Mitochondrial problems are very common in chronic illnesses.
  • Efficient digestion and gut function is essential. Unroasted, green coffee enemas can dramatically assist in liver and intestine cleansing. Consider Fecal Bacteriotherapy.
  • PowerPlate®… work up to 20 minutes per day. (Or other movement therapies) You cannot be sedentary and expect your body to produce much energy or heat, however often a person is too weak or is housebound and cannot comprehend working out. This machine is something that you should not buy a cheap knock-off brand, I did when I first bought a similar, but cheaper version of the PowerPlate and it injured by back, hips, and knees! The PowerPlate is a hugely therapeutic device that you can having in your home, that vibrates the cells to action, detoxification, and mobilization of cellular energy production. When I was at my worst with Lyme disease, or other life issues, sometimes all I could do is sit or simply stand on the PowerPlate and let it do its work. I could get rid of much of my pain, and other issues with a minimum of effort. Now that I am well, I get dramatically more out of really exercising on the PowerPlate.
  • Consider finding a doctor with PEMF therapy to increase cellular energy. PEMF therapy is the most advanced form of cellular exercise, working on a cellular level it produces the same effects and benefits as physical exercise, but without the stress and strain upon your muscles and bone, a real bonus for those who have gotten dragged too far down by the illness and previous harsh treatments. PEMF is like a deep massage of the organelles inside your cells. By restoring the body’s natural electro-magnetic energy through PEMF therapy, cell metabolism is boosted, blood cells are regenerated, circulation is improved and oxygen carrying capacity is increased.· Therapeutic Massage using various homeopathic and herbal ointments (Uriel Pharmacy, Inc.) and therapeutic essential oils (Young Living Essential Oils company) (The massage therapists at the Hansa Center use the BioMats on the massage tables to facilitate the liquifying of gelatinous mucin in the tissues. Our all-inclusive treatment packages include daily therapeutic massages.) 
  • Dietary Changes… call the Hansa Center for Optimum Health (316-686-5900) for the pamphlet Dr. Jernigan wrote on cooling foods and warming foods for restoring optimum body temperature. Eating only organic foods or as close to organic as possible will give your body not just great bioavailable nutrients, but will give your body more inherent energy than commercially grown foods. Intermittent fasting can free up much metabolic energy for healing instead of constantly diverting energy to digest food. 
  • Reset the cross-wiring of the Limbic System using Dynamic Neural Retraining System. This is Annie Hopper's science-based, brainchild. This program is offered in DVD's that you can implement in the comfort and security of your own home, or there are powerful workshops that you can attend, where through the synergy of trainers and other people going through program, often combine to create dramatic shifts. Impaired Limbic System function is associated with many of these so-called "mysterious" illnesses. Through using neuroplasticity promoting techniques, participants are methodically instructed in how to create positive changes in the structure and function of the limbic system. Your cells and indeed your entire body is energetically, and biochemically following the instructions it is receiving from the Limbic System. The Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS) represents a new paradigm in healing chronic illnesses as we discover the link between brain function and optimal health. My wife and I, as well as some of our Hansa staff and doctors have taken the DNRS program, and/or seen dramatic longterm healing in our own lives, and in that of Hansa patients.
  • There are many more targeted things that we can do to facilitate the restoration of optimum function and reset the core body temperature regulation, but this should get you started.
As you can see, restoring the optimum core temperature is rarely as simple as saying, "Here, take this wonder-pill and call me in the morning." It takes work. It will likely take a few months to a year or more to fully repair the problems. Many of these treatments can be done at home at relatively low cost. Incorporate as many of these as you can. Check with your doctor before beginning any new therapy.

For more advanced conditions add the following:
· Prescription-only, daily injections of Homeopathic, Viscum Album (V. Mali for women, and V. Quercus for men) from your prescribing physician. (Uriel Pharmacy, Inc.) 


Read more on issues related to having a low body temperature: http://bit.ly/1Fn6CQy


For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com.

This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss this protocol with your health care professional before beginning, and stop or get support if your condition worsens. This protocol is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA. Share

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Low Body Temperature and Illness; Living with Rigor Mortis




If your body temperature is routinely below 97.0F (36.1C) you need to read this.

The ultimate body coldness is seen in death. When observing a corpse many clinical gems can be gleaned and correlated to degenerative states of human suffering. In death, the blood and lymph fluid of the body solidify and the body becomes stiff and cold. This is call Rigor Mortis.

People are experiencing aspects of essentially rigor mortis when their core body temperature goes too low. 


As a whole, we are not seeing as much of the hot, feverish, inflammatory diseases affecting mankind. We are now seeing more cold, sclerotic illnesses. We are seeing what used to predominantly be old, cold, geriatric illnesses now afflicting our children! Many children have never had a fever, since their body's thermostat is generationally set too low, and their core temp is always below 97.0F (36.1C) 

Chronic cold illnesses such as, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, cancer, Lyme disease, Multiple Sclerosis, diabetes, arthritis, arteriosclerosis, and heart disease, are all classified as "cold, sclerotic diseases" and we see in each of these that the body becomes progressively colder, with very predictable problems, like increased levels of viruses, bacteria, and fungi arising as a result.

As the body cools, the electrical oscillations of the fluids in the body slow down and there is a shift in the body’s polarity which promotes infectious microbes and cancer.


We can see the same principle of what happens in the body by observing the same dynamics in a water molecule. When the electrical oscillations of a water molecule slows down it becomes a solid, ice, as we speed up a water molecule’s electrical oscillations it liquefies and ultimately becomes a vapor.

The colder a body becomes, the slower the electrical oscillatory rate and therefore the thicker, more viscous, or syrupy the body fluids become. The more viscous the fluids become the more difficult it is for the body to push the fluids through the body. The lymph fluids that are normally supposed to bathe the outsides of all of your cells, washing away the cellular debris become progressively stagnant as it is too thick to move efficiently.

Now, consider the fact that just like your skin is constantly dying and flaking off and being replaced, so it is that every cell inside your body is in a constant state of dying and being replaced. Three billion cells die every minute. The body reuses some of the cellular components, but the rest must be flushed out by the lymphatic system. Only now, because of the low body temperature, the cold, syrupy lymph fluid cannot fit between the cells to wash the dead internal cellular debris away. As a result the body becomes a toxic waste dump!

The toxins of the body cannot be effectively eliminated and flushed out until the correct the liquidity (viscosity) issues, not just of the blood, which is extremely common, but in all of the various body fluids.


Essentially and condition of living rigor mortis sets in as the body gets more rigid, inflexible, toxic, and degenerative as the the body gets colder and colder. The ultimate cold body is seen in death when everything stops. 

The thyroid, by the way, is only one of many possible causes of low body temperature, so before all the health savvy people come on and say how easy this is to fix by supporting the thyroid, it definitely is not the whole story.

Stay tuned for many more posts on this topic, leading toward various causes and treatment options.



For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com.

This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss this protocol with your health care professional before beginning, and stop or get support if your condition worsens. This protocol is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA. Share

Monday, May 11, 2015

Doctors Against Causing Herx's - Do No Harm!



Doctor-Induced Horror-Herxes

When a doctor gives you a natural or prescription antibiotic, the dead bacteria break apart, spilling their toxic microscopic guts into your tissues causing a worsening of your symptoms and often new symptoms. This worsening of your symptoms is called a Jarish-Herxheimer reaction, or "herx."

A herx is not just any worsening experienced for any reason while you are being treated for Lyme disease. People often say things such as, "I took a detox product and herxed badly" or "I took vitamin C and herxed." I have even heard people say they ate cheese, or used a laptop computer and herxed. None of these things will cause a herx. Simply having a worsening of your symptoms is NOT a herx reaction. 

A herx reaction is purely a worsening from the killing of bacteria. Any other symptoms you are having during treatment for LD, from anything that is not an antimicrobial substance, is coming from metabolic disturbances the substance is causing in your body. If you take a supplement and have symptoms as a result, then you should let your doctor know about it, since every symptom is a clue to what is going wrong inside your body. 

Herx reactions should be avoided at all cost! It is not a badge of honor. A herx is not to be desired. A herx is not necessary. Something is horribly wrong when we begin to expect, or when we are told by our doctor that the sign of good treatment is to feel horrible for years. Your doctor should work to restore the optimum integrity and function of the entire body, and detoxify the body at the same time has help the body get control of the bacteria.

The indication of good treatment should be that you feel better! While this cannot be guaranteed, especially in the profoundly sick individual, all efforts should be made by your doctor to minimize causing a worsening of symptoms...from a herx, the medications, SNP mutations, environmental toxins, or any other worsening. 

You shouldn't need to suffer from worse and even drug-induced, new symptoms just from your treatment! Often the treatments are worse than you would have had from the disease itself!

The following are true stories, though the names have been changed. After taking a selection of popular natural antimicrobial herbal products often recommended by one of the Lyme community’s big-name herbologists, Sally awoke one morning not only feeling all of her original symptoms, but was horrified to realize that she could not swallow! She could not even swallow saliva, food, or water. She was rapidly losing weight and all of her previous symptoms were profoundly worse so she was admitted to the hospital. A feeding tube had to be put in to give her nourishment and liquids.

Over a year and a half passed before Sally could begin to swallow on her own. Doctors had previously diagnosed her with Lyme disease and informed her to expect to feel worse, possibly for years before feeling better, but Sally had not counted on feeling this badly!

Sally’s Lyme-literate M.D. (LLMD) started her on five different antibiotics in an all out attack to “kill the Lyme bacteria” at all costs…It cost Sally the use of her colon, which stopped functioning completely, and she now has the doctor-induced, new symptoms of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, chronic colitis, asthma, fatty liver, hemophilia, a propensity to skin, sinus, and lung infections, and is confined to her home virtually 100% of the time…and she still has difficulty swallowing!

Sally can not believe that years later her health care team probably did more harm to her than the original Lyme disease would have.

Mary suffered from mild to moderate symptoms of Lyme disease so her LLMD prescribed the drug Rifampin. After being told by everyone from her doctor to many other people in her support group to expect to feel worse, she felt as do so many others that she could tolerate feeling a little worse if it meant she could feel better eventually. Her support group members would even swap “Herx Stories” all reveling in the one-ups-man-ship of who had the worst Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction.

After just two Rifampin pills Mary could not sleep, even for an hour, for seven days, and she felt like she was going to jump out of her body. The nerves from her head to her toes felt inflamed and like they were vibrating. To Mary’s horror she began to feel like she was suffocating, which caused her blood pressure to rise dangerously high for days on end. For many weeks the symptoms persisted and were joined by uncontrollable urination, severe tremors, and Mary had severe pain constantly throughout her entire body. She would watch the nerves causing her muscles to jump like they were going to come through the skin. Her eyes twitched in spasms that would force them to close, while her eyeballs thumped inside her sockets. Her LLMD calmly said it is just a severe herx reaction that can be expected in the treatment of Lyme disease.

Mary still has virtually all of these symptoms to this day.

These are just two stories that were submitted to me by caring individuals who desired to warn others away from doctors who don’t take meaningful measures to avoid causing severe herx reactions. I have personally heard thousands of these stories from people coming to my clinic, many who have suffered for many years, not so much from the illness, but from the medications.

There is a prevalent thought in the natural and conventional Lyme disease treatment philosophies that one should expect worsening of their symptoms from the conventional or natural antibiotic medicines.

 Doctors often actually base the selection of their antibiotic medicines on whether or not their patient starts feeling even worse after starting their antibiotics! They feel the medicine must not be working if you don’t feel horrible. Shockingly, these suffering people or their doctor seem to never consider that they are quite possibly reacting to the medication and not truly experiencing a true herx.

I am here to tell you that you should RUN, not walk, from any natural or conventional doctor who tells you to expect to feel worse from their treatments. Virtually no other aspect of medicine functions with this mentality. A person goes to the doctor so that the doctor can help them feel better. I don't care what big name or fancy title a doctor has behind his name, nor how many books and TV shows they have been interviewed on, a doctor practicing this way is leaving a slew of damage in his wake!

After treating thousands of people with LD I cannot say that no one ever got worse, nor can we guarantee a person will only feel better from our more comprehensive treatment philosophy, but I will say that expecting you to feel worse and watching with anticipation of you feeling worse is never, ever the goal of a doctor who practices American Biological Medicine!

Although all doctors take the Hippocratic oath, promising to “Do no harm”, many if not most well-meaning doctors are purposely causing horrible suffering in their patients with Lyme disease. They have been taught, as many of you have been taught that it is just a fact of good Lyme treatment to cause worsening of the patients. I have seen many people who would fight to the death that a herx is a good thing…the worse the better!

I have to protest and I must passionately disagree because our doctors just don’t see it in practice, a practice that treats only the toughtest cases from all over the world…people who have often seen between 10 to literally 100 specialists and doctors before coming to our clinic. The suffering must end. It is barbaric to hold to the idea that it is necessary to make the patient feel worse and sometimes cause them permanent damage, and even drive the person to suicide when all it takes is a more supportive and carefully thought out treatment strategy.

Top doctors are telling their patients to expect to feel worse “for the next five years! After which they might start feeling better...but this is the best that medicine can offer you." Seriously run from these doctors!

Sally and Mary would now likely be willing to fight to the death to help stop anyone else from suffering as they have suffered!

In truth, a severe Herxheimer reaction is a sign of poor elimination pathway drainage, poor organ support, and if no efforts were made to do much more than kill bacteria then it is a sign of poor treatment by your doctor!

The body of most chronic Lyme sufferers is a toxic dump to start with; if the doctor does not get the pathways of elimination open and working, the body gets even more toxic when the bacteria begin to die and their toxins release.

The person with Lyme Disease has already suffered enough and does not need to go through a Herx just to prove they have Lyme Disease.



For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com.

This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss this protocol with your health care professional before beginning, and stop or get support if your condition worsens. This protocol is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Eliminating Ammonia Toxicity in Lyme Disease, MS, ALS, Autism, and Parkinson's




If you have Lyme disease, MS, ALS, Parkinson's, Autism, and many other chronic illnesses...you have ammonia accumulating in your brain and tissues. It is imperative to the healing process that you and your doctor address the ammonia at the same time as you are addressing the cause of the ammonia...the Lyme bacteria, through the Borrelia burgdorferi production of urease enzyme!



Ammonia is very alkaline at an 11.6 pH. Many doctors have been taught that most sick people have acidic bodies. The reality is not that simple. People may be predominantly acidic, their urine and saliva may be acidic, but they are also extremely alkaline in the areas of ammonia accumulation. Lyme disease is a game changer when it comes to the acid/alkalinity of the body. 

This is why many people worsen when they drink alkalinized water, or are given dietary recommendations such as fresh fruits and vegetables which most often work to alkalinize the body. (No, this is not permission to go back to junk food or processed foods that are acid-promoting!) It appears that alkalinizing these people is only aggravating the already over-alkaline ammonia regions of their body, the brain, heart and liver. The ammonia conditions must be cleared before addressing the more acidic regions of their body! Click on this hyperlink to read more on ways to change your diet to help minimize the symptoms of ammonia.

We can extrapolate from the fact that Lyme bacteria seem to thrive in the highly alkaline environment created by ammonia (11.6 pH), that it is not going to work to attempt to kill the bacteria through drinking highly alkaline water, or eating alkaline-promoting diets. Once the Lyme bacteria and ammonia issues are addressed adequately then yes, an alkaline promoting diet is best.

It is almost impossible to culture Lyme bacteria in a lab setting if the growth medium in the petri dish is not just right, or if the temperature or pH is not just right. So from this we can see that Borrelia burgdorferi are not invincible monsters that absolutely cannot be beaten. The challenge then is to "sour the milk" or shift your body's internal environment to one that makes survival very difficult for the bacteria. 

Not everything can be done with remedies, especially the longer you have been sick. The longer one has been sick the more skill that will be required to successfully facilitate the body's ability to completely heal.  

One must use the correct tool for the job. Diet, full-spectrum infrared sauna therapy, remedies, nutrition, hands on treatments, and so much more are needed to optimize the body's ability to bring down the population of bacteria, and eliminate the ammonia. 

Most people just want to take some remedies at home and feel better. I understand that, however if you don't feel better it does not mean the remedies are not working, it means there is too much else going on, (such as damaged, inflamed, and irritated tissues) for simply removing the ammonia to correct. 

Remember, ammonia is a toxin. We call things toxins because they damage tissues. It is like burning your finger on the stove. You immediately jerk your hand off the flame, but the burn and pain remains. So simply eliminating the ammonia will not always instantly get rid of the symptoms.

Also, until the bacteria are brought under control, they continue to produce more ammonia, so getting rid of the ammonia will be an ongoing process until your body can successfully beat down the Lyme bacteria. To help the body eliminate the cause of the ammonia, the bacteria, I developed three different formulas, the first of which I presented compelling research for at the International Tick-Borne Diseases Conference in New York City.

Although no natural formula is cleared by the FDA to treat or cure any named illness, we can make "structure and function" claims for natural formulations. These formulas are not natural antibiotics. They work to enable the body's own defenses to kill the bacteria...in huge numbers if you read the research. 

  1. Eliminate the source of ammonia, the bacteria
  2. Eliminate the ammonia, through ammonia-specific supplements
  3. Support the organs of elimination
Eliminating the Source of ammonia, the bacteria:
I would recommend discussing with your healthcare professional, starting with Borrelogen™ at 1 dropper 2-3 times a day for one bottle, or as they recommend. Depending upon your response you can the ask your healthcare professional about switching over to Lymogen™ if you need a change, at the same dosage or as they recommend. The successes our doctors have enjoyed at the Hansa Center for 20 years are largely around these remedies, although when you come you might not be tested as needing any of these formulas that I developed. Our testing helps us identify specifically what your unique body needs, which is why we carry over 3000 natural remedies from all the best companies to test you with in each treatment room.

No matter what way you choose to enable the killing of the Lyme bacteria, conventional antibiotics, or natural remedies, you definitely need to deal with the toxic ammonia. As I have discussed, most medicines and remedies will not cross the blood-brain-barrier (BBB). 

Eliminating the Ammonia:
I have traveled to Brazil to search for botanicals from the Amazon that might effectively clear ammonia from the body. I have tested alongside medicine-men in Africa. I have been to huge plant specimen repositories, and tested large collections of medicinal substances from the world of Chinese medicine, not to mention testing everything I can get my hands on from standard botanical and homeopathic arsenals. There are only two botanicals out of everything I have tested that consistently work and have been verified either by laboratory experiments or by Functional Acuity Contrast Testing (FACT) of the toxins interference in the brain. 

These two botanicals are Silphium laciniatum leaf extract, and Hibiscus sabdarifa leaf extract. I developed the Silphium into a stand alone extract called, "Siphitrin" and enhanced it's effectiveness in the NeuroAntitox Formulas. The Hibiscus sabdarifa leaf extract is available as a stand alone remedy, that can be taken at the same time as the NeuroAntitox Formula or by itself.

When your healthcare professional finds ammonia is not just in the typical Lyme presentation of the liver, heart, brain, and jaws, but is found all over the body, such as is the case with almost all MS and ALS sufferers, then I would suggest using L-Ornithine/L-Aspertate, which used to be a German prescription drug called Hepamertz, that was used for the same purpose of helping reduce the ammonia seen in severe liver diseases. It is now available as a supplement. In that L-Ornithine/L-Aspartate does not work as well as the NeuroAntitox Formula, it is recommended that they be taken together.

Consult with your natural healthcare professional before starting any new supplement. A general recommendation for the Silphitrin, Hibiscus, or NeuroAntitox Formula is 1-3 droppers, 2-3 times a day, with or without food. 

The Silphitrin and NeuroAntitox Basic Formula can be used in a soaking bath, for those whose digestive systems do not handle remedies and medicines well. The bath instructions are on the label of the bottle. Soak your body no more than 20 minutes in warm water, not hot water. 

Support the Organs of Elimination:
If one studied all the various supplements that support the detoxification and elimination organs it would rapidly be clear that you could spend hundreds of dollars on many different types of products. I have found that Binding Cellular Impurities™ has everything needed, in their most metabolically active form all in one product. I have had even the very elderly use this product with no problems, as a matter of fact they usually call to order some for their friends.

If your primary symptoms are not severe brain issues, such as seen in MS, Parkinson's, or ALS then you definitely want to invest in a Full-Spectrum Infrared Sauna for your personal use. Virtually no other device can "sour the milk", and shift the internal environment of your body than one of these saunas! Lyme bacteria cause the body to overcool. People with chronic LD often report that their body temperature is very low. If you are ever 96.5 or below, you are in real trouble and need to take this seriously. Every system of the body is energetically "working on fumes" and getting more toxic by the day as the body fluids, such as the lymph fluid, turn into a gel. 

There is a new way to do sauna therapy that quadruples its healing effects. The Sunlighten Saunas now have the options for Acoustic Resonance Therapy, Chromotherapy, Full-spectrum Infrared waves, 6-preset wellness programs, and a proprietary cream that enhances sweating in those tough to sweat areas!  These saunas are a long way from the boring saunas of old. They even offer a biofeedback option! These saunas are made for people with extreme sensitivities. The six-person Sunlighten Basswood saunas are the ones we use at the Hansa Center, and the smaller units are perfect for healing at home.

Read more about ammonia issues

For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com.

This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss this protocol with your health care professional before beginning, and stop or get support if your condition worsens. This protocol is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA. Share