Cpn-related research: Member-posted

A central place to gather research found by members on Cpn-related topics. We will move appropriate postings to the 'Research' page as time allows.

Lycopene inhibits Chlamydia? Declining IGG after 30 days in vivo

Submitted by JohnnyE on Mon, 2018-04-30 17:16

Hi together,

i would be very interested what the more informed members here say to this research article?
Is that a revolutionary alternative treatment option? Or could this make things worse?

What do you think?


Thanks and best regards


Submitted by JaneK on Thu, 2018-03-01 06:32

I’ve really struggled this year and felt thee cap hadn’t simply stopped working, but, was worsening my condition. It turns out that sacidophilus makes me exhausted and weak, just as NAC affects me!

i ran out of my usual probiotic before my last pulse andd felt that the cause of a uti. But the sample didn’t grow anything, although I was very uncomfortable. I bought acidophilus, because i didn’t need to mail order  it and i thought i was desperate!

i know it can be counterproductive for CFS, but, i don’t have CFS!  i wonder if it can, sometmimes, be counter productive for CPN.

Dr Paul Thibault - current position on the role of CPn in CCSVI and MS

Submitted by hwebb on Mon, 2017-11-27 16:08

From CCSVI / CCSVO specialist Dr Paul Thibault :

The concern I have is that people (medical doctors, patients, and the general public) will become disillusioned by the many studies (including Zamboni et al), which refute the use of venoplasty to achieve a "cure" for MS. Zamboni has highlighted the connection between MS and a chronic venous disease, which I appreciate. However, since 2011 I have suspected his theory that venous obstructions cause demyelination (due to iron-deposition which accompanies vascular reflux) to be incorrect.

Cpn Antibiotic Resistance

Submitted by Paul on Fri, 2017-01-13 17:53

Both Hammerschlag and Stratton observed in their research that Cpn appeared to rapidly develop resistance against antibiotics. Hammerschlag noted that she searched gene databanks for known resistance genes but found no matches. I also spent a great deal of time searching the Genbank using BLAST and also found no matches to any known resistance genes. Nonetheless apparent resistance is always noted during in vitro experiments with antibiotics. All antibiotics that Cpn are susceptible to cause an initial die off of greater than 90% of Cpn. This invariably levels off and there is little die off after the first 24-48 hours. 

Biofilm and Cpn (also drug resistant Cpn)

Submitted by Hope on Fri, 2016-08-19 17:42


I have started to read up on the role biofilm has on infections, and found this article about biofilm and Cpn.


Bacterias, viruses, fungus and parasites may all produce biofilm which they use to reproduse and grow in number, and also to communicate with each other. If biofilm is redused they will have more struggel reproducing and communicating. Numbers will go down.

Severalt things may increase biofilm - lemon, lemongrass, ginger, allicin (from certain garlic types) is some of the things that may reduce biofilm.

Avoiding sugar and foods that may increase mucus (like milk, sugar, bananas...) may also make it harder for the bacteria to produce biofilm.