Submitted by mrhodes40 on Sat, 2006-06-03 16:37

Herxheimer Describes herxheimer and endotoxin reaction clearly in lay language. Use the links you find on the page to really learn a lot

Persistent chlamydial envelope antigens in antibiotic-exposed infected cells- An important study showing endotoxic envelopes of dead Cpn persist in tissue causing reactions up to 4 weeks after the bacteria is dead. This is why you may have what appears to be continued "die-off" after taking pulses of metronidazole, or of other antibiotics.

-Cholesterol levels, bacterial endotoxin and inflammation This article outlines the relationship between cholesterol and endotoxin binding.

-Use of Vitamin C to bind bacterial endotoxins This paper overviews the story of endotoxin. Understanding this is key to understanding the process by which the body rids itself of bacterial loads after administration of antibiotics. It also suggests some palliateive measures.

-Endotoxin depletes ascorbate...Protective effects of vitamins C and E against oxidative stress. Palliative measures for the person experiencing a reaction to endotoxin.

-Protective Effects of Vitamin C, Alone or in Combination with Vitamin A, on Endotoxin-Induced Oxidative Renal Tissue Damage in Rats More work supporting the above citation.

-DHEA protects mice from endotoxin toxicity and reduces tumor necrosis factor production An interesting offering for the endotoxin protection angle, though it is early work in mice, not people. Talk to your health care provider before adding this hormone to your protocol. Physicians, please evaluate for your patients.

-Beneficial role of melatonin on microcirculation in endotoxin-induced gastropathy... possible implication in nitrogen oxide More early but interesting work. The Wheldon protocol includes melatonin.

-Chemical, biological, and immunochemical properties of the Chlamydia psittaci lipopolysaccharide. Technical paper interesting for the lab-savvy

-Chlamydial lipopolysaccharide. Technical but interesting for the curious person. Lipopolysaccaride is the term for the endotoxin.