Borrelia burgdorferi is dangerous, as it can lead to Lyme disease. Here’s what you need to know.
What Is Lyme Disease?
If you or someone you love has Lyme disease, you probably know that Lyme is the result of the human immunopathological response to a tick-borne parasite called the Borrelia burgdorferi spirochete. Let’s break it down —
- Borrelia is a genus of bacteria that causes disease transmitted primarily by ticks or lice. It’s named after French biologist Amédée Borrel.
- Burgdorferi is named after Willy Burgdorfer, who identified the strain of the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
- A spirochete is a bacteria that has long, cork-screw shaped, spiral body.
Killing the Borrelia burgdorferi Spirochete Is Easy — in the Petri Dish
The infectious Borrelia burgdorferi spirochete is actually pretty easy to kill in a petri dish. It’s for this very reason that there are so many “false hope” reports, such as, how that Stevia can kill Lyme disease.
Lyme disease may be easy to kill in the petri dish, but it’s extraordinarily difficult to clear from the body. (Sorry, Stevia lovers, it’s true.)
The problem isn’t in the Borrelia burgdorferi spirochete’s resilience but rather in its ability to evade the immune system. In its planktonic blood-born form, you can successfully treat the spirochete with antibiotics. However, once antibiotics are introduced into your system, the spirochete can respond by forming a protein shell and taking a cyst-like form. Antibiotics can’t easily penetrate this shell.
Borrelia burgdorferi Plays Hide and Seek
The Borrelia burgdorferi spirochete also plays a second trick. Because it’s a spirochete, the corkscrew shape allows it to burrow into cells and into the space between cells (called the interstitial matrix). There, it’s difficult for any treatment to access the disease.
Once Lyme disease reaches the nervous system, it can mimic a neuron. As a result, it’s effectively invisible to the immune system. In a sense it’s playing hide and seek, which makes it extremely hard to find and even harder to eliminate.
Finally, once the bacteria establishes itself in a hospitable location (for example, in a joint), it can create a biofilm. A biofilm is a colony of bacteria in strata, and the upper strata shield the lower strata from antibiotics. In this way, antibiotics can’t eliminate the disease.
How Can You Eliminate Borrelia burgdorferi and Lyme Disease?
Killing Lyme disease isn’t difficult. What is difficult is locating and reaching it. If you want a viable treatment, you need to find something that addresses the particular challenges of Borrelia burgdorferi — something that diffuses through the entire body, including the intercellular matrix. You need something that acts in the blood and can work to penetrate or break up biofilm. We believe that something is Phyllanthus niruri tea — learn how I myself used it to support my nearly four-year battle with Lyme.
If you’d like to learn more about Borrelia burgdorferi and Lyme disease, we encourage you to read up on the subject. You also might want to learn about Phyllanthus niruri (Chanca Piedra, Stone Breaker), which may be the world’s healthiest tea.
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