Cathelicidins and LTB4

Red
Submitted by Red on Sat, 2007-04-21 15:45

Hi All,

Just ran across an interesting study suggesting that Leukotriene B4 (LTB4) and the Human Antimicrobial Peptide LL-37 (Cathelicidin) may work in a positive feedback loop, meaning they may both stimulate each other for enhanced immune response:

Leukotriene B4 triggers release of the cathelicidin LL-37 from human neutrophils: novel lipid-peptide interactions in innate immune responses

I've mentioned before how I thought using a 5-LOX inhibitor seemed to dramatically increase my infection prior to when I started CAP therapy, and I've mentioned past studies which seemed to suggest 5-LOX inhibitors can increase infection rates, but I found this study particularly interesting.

Remember 5-LOX inhibitors, and dual COX and 5-LOX inhibitors inhibit the production of leukotrienes, including LTB4:

5-LOX_Inhibitors

Dual_COX_&_5-LOX_Inhibitors

Also remember studies seem to suggest that Vitamin D3 likely helps induce Human Cathelicidin production (LL-37) as has been mentioned on this site before:

http://www.cpnhelp.org/the_vitamin_d_page

Thanks Red! These are interesting papers on the relationship between inflammation and resistance to germs. Inflmmation is vilified often as being the cause of our problems but the fact is that inflammation accompanies cleanup and healing and it is almost pathognomic, ie you'd think since the inflammation is there people would say to themselves "gee I wonder what germs caused this?" rather than "I wonder how I can get rid of the inflammation". This little page HERE has no free link to the whole citation but it makes the point that CPn induces severe inflammation in the abstract we do have. blessings marie On CAP since Sept '05 for MS, RA, Asthma, sciatica. EDSS at start 5.5. Currently on: Doxy 200, Azith 3x week, Tini cont. since April '07, all supplements. "Color out side the lines!"

On CAP since Sept '05 for MS, RA, Asthma, sciatica. EDSS at start 5.5.(early cane) Now 6 (cane full time) Originally on: Doxy 200, Azith 3x week, Tini cont. over summer '07, Revamp of protocol in Summer '08 by Stratton due to functional loss; clarithro

Red

Hi all,

Here's another study along these lines, this time linking Leukotriene B4 with the release of cathelicidins (LL-37) and antiviral activity towards Cytomegalovirus (CMV), one of the Herpes viruses:

Leukotriene B(4)-Mediated Release of Antimicrobial Peptides against Cytomegalovirus Is BLT1 Dependent

 

On Combined Antibiotic Protocol for Cpn in Rosacea 01/06 - 07/07, On Vit D3 + NAC since 07/07 and daily FIR Sauna since 08/07

Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
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Hey Red- For the hurried and befuddled (both describe myself right now) could you give a plain English paragraph on the above? The fascinating point is just beyond my frontal lobes right now!

Also, I notice from your signature that you are doing FIR sauna. Can you imagine, a Rosacean doing heat???!@!! You wild and crazy guy, you. I sure want a report on that one too!

CAP for Chlamydia pneumonia since 11/04. 25yrs CFS & FMS- Currently: 200 Doxycycline, 500mg MWF Azithromycin, Tini pulses.

 

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Red

Hi Jim,

Yeah, who'd have ever thought a rosacean might find FIR sauna beneficial? I know I wouldn't have before trying it. And I'm finding it very beneficial as long as I don't overdo it, and I'm even able to turn it on high occasionally to get a really good sweat going!

As for the study above, it is the 3rd study I've seen that suggests that Leukotriene B4 (LTB4) may play an important role in stimulating neutrophils to release cathelicidins (LL-37), the human antimicrobial peptides that Vitamin D3 has been shown to help upregulate/induce. See the studies at top for more info on this as well.

This latest study seems to suggest that LTB4 plays an important role in host defense against the Herpes family virus, cytomegolavirus (CMV). I'm guessing it also plays a role in host defense against the other herpes viruses, not to mention other microbes as the 2nd study above points out.

While I'm certainly no expert, this suggests to me that those suffering from co-infections (with the herpes family viruses, etc), might really want to discuss these studies with their doctors to see if it might really make sense to avoid taking anything with 5-LOX inhibiting action (Quercetin, Curcumin, Turmeric, etc), to allow the Vitamin D3 they are likely taking to potentially work more effectively against these other pathogens.

 

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Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-

Thanks for the translation. This makes sense so much, "might really want to discuss these studies with their doctors to see if it might really make sense to avoid taking anything with 5-LOX inhibiting action (Quercetin, Curcumin, Turmeric, etc), to allow the Vitamin D3 they are likely taking to potentially work more effectively against these other pathogens." I've taken quercetin for years first as a urinary antiinflam and then because Dr. Stratton said it can help block cellular efflux pumps, but it never has seemed much use. There is one study showing Cpn enhanced by it. Curcumin has not sat well with me, and perhaps this is why.

I would imagine that a good FIR sauna sweat may be the best way to get fat soluble porphryns out of the skin if modulated right. It's a marker of how much better you have gotten on the CAP that you can do this now, heat intolerance being such a hallmark of Rosacea.

CAP for Chlamydia pneumonia since 11/04. 25yrs CFS & FMS- Currently: 200 Doxycycline, 500mg MWF Azithromycin, Tini pulses.

 

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Red

Yeah, I also strongly suspect that Boswellia, a 5-LOX inhibitor, was largely responsible for a dramatic increase in symptoms I experienced just prior to finding CAP.   Remember my first post where I discussed this (seems like ages ago now):

http://www.cpnhelp.org/cpn_rosacea_your_help_com

But for others reading this, be sure to discuss these agents with your doctors as potentially they feel the anti-inflammatory properties, etc far outweigh the risks...

 

You know, funny you should mention the skin porphyrin thing with fir sauna. A week or so ago I wasn't able to take the time to do the sauna for @ a week, and I sure paid for it in dry, irritated skin again. I also felt a little porphyric in general (aches, pains, fatigue, etc). Started the fir sauna back up and it all went away. I also enjoy the sauna, so it's a nice way to chase it all away...

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Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
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  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-

Hi Jim, I was wondering what you noticed was different when you discontinued the Curcumin?

thanks

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Red

BTW, here's a direct link to the study that I've mentioned about  5-lipoxygenase inhibitors allowing for increased strongyloide burden in rats:

Leukotrienes play a role in the control of parasite burden in murine strongyloidiasis.

 

Perhaps the studies above explain why this is actually the case. 

 

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Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-
Red

One part I haven't mentioned on cpnhelp yet is that my brother, like many GBM brain tumor patients, started taking Boswellia (a strong 5-LOX inhibitor) to help control the inflammation in his brain, and help get him off of Decadron (a steroid). @ 3 weeks after taking a rather high dose of Boswellia, he came down with what we believe may have been the viral illness that eventually progressed into his Transverse Myelitis (TM). I also believe there is a strong link between TM and Cpn btw.

Coincidence? Maybe. But, I'm pretty sure that the boswellia I tried before starting CAP led to a huge worsening of my rosacea, allergies, and other inflammatory symptoms as I've mentioned on this site before.. Combine this with the "coincidental" illness my brother experienced after taking it and the studies referenced in the links above, and the evidence seems to be kind of clear, to me at least.

I feel extremely guilty about not putting up a bigger fight against my brother using boswellia. It was recommended by a non-medical "expert" researcher and long-term survivor in the GBM patient community that many GBM patients follow, it was recommended by my brother's nutritionist, and it was ok'd by my brothers doctors, all after I sent them the above studies. Their answers were basically that many GBM patients are taking it without apparent problems (although since GBMs are almost always fatal at some point I don't think this is a very good argument personally) and that there are often trade-offs in medicine. Some trade-off in my brother's case...

Please be careful about taking any drugs or herbs with 5-LOX or dual COX and 5-LOX inhibiting qualities. I'm certainly no expert, but I believe they may lead to increased pathogen burdens, possibly even further problems with the Herpes Viruses as at least one of the studies above suggests.

Again, I really think it makes sense to print out the studies and text in this thread and run them by your doctors if they are having you use any of these anti-inflammatory supplements. Medical treatment does (and really should in many cases) involve trade-offs. But, I believe it is EXTREMELY important that you and your doctor understand exactly what the trade-offs and their potential ramifications are before using really any drug or supplement.

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Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-
Red

BTW, just ran across several studies while researching a "new rosacea breakthrough" (oh, brother) that might be a good reminder that even seemingly innocuous OTC nasal decongestants and those "get the red out" eye drops that contain oxymetazoline may also contribute to this problem, since oxymetazoline has been shown to be a strong 5-LOX inhibitor itself:

Oxymetazoline Inhibits Proinflammatory Reactions: Effect on Arachidonic Acid-Derived Metabolites

 

Drugs.com:  Oxymetazoline nasal 

Drugs.com:  Oxymetazoline opthalmic

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Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-

 Red- Can you list some of the common drugs or herbs with 5-LOX or dual COX and 5-LOX inhibiting qualities? Since I, and others, take anti-inflammatory drugs and herbs from time to time, I'd really be interested in seeing what might be inadvertantly contributing to pathogen burden. We might be a useful data pool here of anecdotal observations.

CAP for Chlamydia pneumonia since 11/04. 25yrs CFS & FMS- Currently: 200 Doxycycline, 500mg MWF Azithromycin, Tini pulses.

A motto, not an aspiration: "Anything worth doing is worth overdoing."

 

CAP for Cpn 11/04. Dx: 25+yrs CFS & FMS. Currently: 250 aithromycin mwf, doxycycline 100mg BID, restarted Tini pulses; Vit D2000 units, T4 & T3, 6mg Iodoral

Red

Jim,

I'll try to put together a good list ASAP. Meanwhile, scroll down on this page for a list of some herbal 5-LOX & Dual COX & 5-LOX inhibiting herbs (and the supporting studies):

http://www.usenet.com/newsgroups/sci.cryonics/msg00081.html

And an easy to read list here (click on the links to see the supporting studies).   Note that I've left known rosacea flushing triggers off this list though (i.e. Ginger).  They are in the above link:

http://rosacea-research.org/wiki/index.php/Dual_COX_%26_5-LOX_Inhibitors

 

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Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-
Red

Here's a running list of some of the drugs / herbs shown via study to have possible 5-Lipoxygenase or Leukotriene B4 (LTB4) inhibiting qualities:

 

Drugs:

 

Herbals:


 

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Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-
Red

BTW, here's another study suggesting that inhibiting LTB4 may lead to increase pathogen burdens, in this case even increased mortality in rats from M. tuberculosis:

Inhibition of leukotriene biosynthesis abrogates the host control of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

 

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Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-

Thanks Red! I will definitely look into these issues. I was taking Boswellia when my joints swelled up because of the EBV infection I had. I was also dosing myself with mass quantities of fresh ginger in an effort to reduce inflammation. I gave up taking Quercetin recently but may try cutting out some of the other supplements like Turmeric. I was pondering how the drug Cytotech (Misoprostol) affects this. It is a synthetic prostoglandin 1. (Jim, I know you are also taking it) These studies may have something to do with how long it has been taking for me to kick this infection. I will certainly have to talk to my doctor about this. Thanks Red, I always enjoy what your inquiring mind digs up! I'm so glad to hear that the sauna has become an enjoyable experience for you. With the cold weather setting in, I make a run for the sauna as soon as I get home to defrost. Cheers! Raven CAP since 8-05 for Cpn and Mycoplasma P. for MS and/or CFS

Feeling 98% well-going for 100. Very low test for Cpn. CAP since 8-05 for Cpn/Mycoplasma P.,Lyme, Bartonella, Mold exposure,NAC,BHRT, MethyB12 FIR Sauna. 1-18-11 begin new treatment plan with naturopath

Hmm, and quercetin is on the recommended supplements lists, on the rationales that it is an antioxidant (which might be just the reason you're recommending against it; antioxidant often means anti-inflammatory, which means damping down the immune system) and that it blocks efflux pumps which pump antibiotics out of cells. The latter is a good effect, but whether it outweighs the former is unclear.

 Norman- I finally stopped taking Quercitin a couple months ago as I did not think it was helping me. I actually had started with it way before the CAP treatment because it has been helpful for IC and prostatitus. I had some vague sense it was making things more difficult for me over the last months though. I'd been a bit suspicious about it because, while I liked the efflux pump affect, this study was in the back of my mind since almost when I started the site:

In vivo treatment of acute Chlamydia pneumoniae infection with the flavonoids quercetin and luteolin and an alkyl gallate, octyl gallate, in a mouse model.

Törmäkangas L, Vuorela P, Saario E, Leinonen M, Saikku P, Vuorela H.

National Public Health Institute, Oulu, Finland. liisa.tormakangas@ktl.fi

Increasing evidence suggests that plant polyphenolic compounds may protect from cardiovascular diseases, which have been addressed to their antioxidative properties. In addition, these compounds have been shown to possess anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial potential. In the present study we tested the effects of two flavonoid compounds, quercetin and luteolin, and one alkyl gallate, octyl gallate, on the course of acute Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in vivo. C57BL/6J mice were treated with quercetin, luteolin or octyl gallate for 3 days prior to and 10 days after C. pneumoniae inoculation. Lung tissue was analysed for the presence of chlamydia by culture and quantitative PCR, and inflammatory responses were assessed. Luteolin was found histologically to suppress inflammation in lung tissue, the development of C. pneumoniae-specific antibodies and the presence of chlamydia in lung tissue. Octyl gallate had no significant effect on the course of infection, but quercetin increased both the inflammatory responses and the chlamydial load in the lungs. The infection and inflammation-enhancing effects of quercetin treatment may be attributable to the dose and the route of administration and should be reassessed in further studies with lower doses or with different metabolites of the compound. Contrariwise, the effects of luteolin treatment suggest this compound to have potential in decreasing the infection load and inflammatory reactions in vivo.

PMID: 16139801 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Bold text added by me. Obviously, one study does not a conclusion make, and the comment on the method of admin and such. Does back up the use of luteolin though! 

 

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CAP for Cpn 11/04. Dx: 25+yrs CFS & FMS. Currently: 250 aithromycin mwf, doxycycline 100mg BID, restarted Tini pulses; Vit D2000 units, T4 & T3, 6mg Iodoral

Red
Red

Hi Raven,

I'm loving the FIR Sauna too on these "cold SoCal winter" nights... Image removed. I can't thank all you early sauna adopters enough for turning me on to it...

Let us know what your doctor says about 5-LOX inhibiting agents.   I'd certainly be interested... 

 

On Combined Antibiotic Protocol for Cpn in Rosacea 01/06 - 07/07, On Vit D3 + NAC since 07/07 and daily FIR Sauna since 08/07

Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-

Red, I did a little experiment back in Dec. I stopped taking Curcumin for a month and began a pulse on Dec 26th. The aftermath of that pulse was a doozy--lots of inflammation in lower legs and arms. I really got slammed. Decided to go back to the Curcumin after that. The following pulse was not as bad. But I may try taking more luteolin and drop the curcumin again just to see what happens. I tried to run it by my doctor but he wasn't very receptive. Oh well. Raven CAP since 8-05 for Cpn and Mycoplasma P. for MS and/or CFS

Feeling 98% well-going for 100. Very low test for Cpn. CAP since 8-05 for Cpn/Mycoplasma P.,Lyme, Bartonella, Mold exposure,NAC,BHRT, MethyB12 FIR Sauna. 1-18-11 begin new treatment plan with naturopath

Red

Thanks Raven.   Hang in there.  I hope the next pulse is an easy one...

On Combined Antibiotic Protocol for Cpn in Rosacea 01/06 - 07/07, On Vit D3 + NAC since 07/07 and daily FIR Sauna since 08/07

Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-
Red

Hi all,

 

Just ran across another study indicating the importance of Leukotriene B4 for induction of Cathelicidins:

Leukotriene B4 Induces Release of Antimicrobial Peptides in Lungs of Virally Infected Mice

 

On Combined Antibiotic Protocol for Cpn in Rosacea 01/06 - 07/07, On Vit D3 + NAC since 07/07 and daily FIR Sauna since 08/07

Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-

Red, I just got confirmation from my doctor that all this info about 5Lox inhibitors,Leukotriene B4 and cathelicidins is spot on. I have been abstaining from curcumin for the last four months. Raven CAP since 8-05 for Cpn and Mycoplasma P. for MS and/or CFS Also EBV and HHV6

Feeling 98% well-going for 100. Very low test for Cpn. CAP since 8-05 for Cpn/Mycoplasma P.,Lyme, Bartonella, Mold exposure,NAC,BHRT, MethyB12 FIR Sauna. 1-18-11 begin new treatment plan with naturopath

Red

Gosh Raven that's so good to hear. THANKS! Is your doc, DR P in Sacramento by any chance?

I've actually been kind of discouraged that I haven't been able to convince anyone that 5-LOX inhibitors may really be hindering recovery. I've been completely convinced since my own experience with Boswellia prior to CAP. Unfortunately I let a couple of "experts" on brain tumors convince me that I might be wrong, and my brother ended up with TM, which I'm convince the Boswellia played a good part in.

Let's hope other docs start to take notice of the increasing evidence that blocking LTB4 MAY really be a VERY bad thing. It may provide some short-term decrease in symptoms at the expense of making you sicker long-term...

Thanks again. You really made my evening to hear that I'm not completely crazy about this!

 And I am so glad to hear that you are off curcumin. Be sure to avoid the other 5-LOX inhibitors and LTB4 blockers on the list in this thread too (after discussing with your doctor of courseImage removed.)

 BTW, there are some studies that suggest that catechins in green tea have 5-LOX inhibiting (and therefore LTB4 inhibiting qualities). Here's one:

Effects of green tea catechin on polymorphonuclear leukocyte 5'-lipoxygenase activity, leukotriene B4 synthesis, and renal damage in diabetic rats.

Enjoying a little green tea (or any other food or drink) probably isn't going to do that much harm, but it may make sense to avoid loading up on it, not to mention avoiding large quantities from supplements, etc while you're trying to get better... 

On Combined Antibiotic Protocol for Cpn in Rosacea 01/06 - 07/07, On Vit D3 + NAC since 07/07 and daily FIR Sauna since 08/07

Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-

Thanks goes to you, Red! Yes, I must watch the green tea. I found this powdered tea that is just so delicious--with a little Stevia tastes like green tea ice cream (well not as creamy and rich). But I am convinced that my rate of kill has been much better these past months. Thanks again! Raven

Feeling 98% well-going for 100. Very low test for Cpn. CAP since 8-05 for Cpn/Mycoplasma P.,Lyme, Bartonella, Mold exposure,NAC,BHRT, MethyB12 FIR Sauna. 1-18-11 begin new treatment plan with naturopath

Red

Ah, the green tea shake sounds really great right now.   I'll have to try it sometime, although I'm a coffee fan, myself.   A little coffee, a little icecream, one excellent shake (and one VERY BIG BUZZ!).

Glad to hear your rate of kill has been better the last few months.  Let's hope it continues!

On Combined Antibiotic Protocol for Cpn in Rosacea 01/06 - 07/07, On Vit D3 + NAC since 07/07 and daily FIR Sauna since 08/07

Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-
Red

An additional herbal 5-LOX inhibitor:

Lyprinol

Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-
Red

An additional potential herbal dual COX and 5-LOX inhibitor (note that there are few studies on this):

Resveratrol

Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-

Red, would you be able to add the website address directly the link is not working for me.

Thanks, Louise

  • CAP(TiniOnly): 06/07-02/09 for CFS
  • MethylationProtocolSupplements: Started08/08
  • Intermtnt CAP: 02/09-02/10
  • Full MethylProtocol & LDN 02/09
  • Off CAP: 02/10, cont LDN & MethlyProtocol support
Red

Sorry, Louise.   Fixed above...

Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-

try salt..10 gramms aday-

this increases Elastase--elastase is the thing to boost ll37

see townsend newsletter and lyme disease oral salt for lyme

cheers chris

cfs,lyme,fibro..bartonella,chlamyd pn and trach,ricketsia,coxiella,hhv6,ebv

did jadin protocoll,marshall protocoll,npow on doxy200mg every day,metronidazole 1stpulse 8 days,start AZitr on saturday 21.11.08