Healing Lyme disease and Breast implant illness & the surprising connection
In this article, we will explore the common factors linking these complex health conditions and look into Herbal remedies that offer effective recovery. The “Cowden protocol” is a collection of natural remedies from the Amazon rainforest that successfully heal Lyme disease, Mold, fungus, and Biofilm, also common in breast implant illness.
Additionally, we emphasize the exacerbating effects of toxic heavy metals in the body, worsening symptoms. We also highlight the adverse impact of electromagnetic fields and 5G radiation, which damage DNA and hinder the immune system’s capacity to combat infections.
Lyme disease- BII connection
Lyme disease, the most prevalent tickborne illness, often goes unnoticed until chronic symptoms emerge. Chronic symptoms, ranging from fatigue and brain fog to a weakened immune system, are also commonplace in Breast Implant Illness and Heavy Metal Toxicity. Exposure to additional stressors such as Silicone and pesticides expedites inflammation. Lyme, BII, and Heavy metal toxicity may mimic similar symptoms, making diagnosis difficult. These stressors will continue to overwhelm the immune system, causing more co-infection until resolved.
Is your Doctor confused?
There are striking similarities between the symptoms of Lyme disease and BII. Therefore, as many as 30% of women with BII symptoms suffer from both (or more) conditions without suspecting it, so they never fully heal. This realization has reinforced my belief in sharing Dr. Lee Cowden’s knowledge and Expertise. Dr Lee Cowden’s insights bring immense value to our BII community. It’s an opportunity to shed light on these critical issues and provide much-needed guidance to women seeking answers and solutions.
The Complex Origins of BII – An Interview with Randall Feingold, MD
The causes of Breast Implant Illness (BII) are intricate and multifaceted. It’s not just about a single substance; toxins might play a part, but it could be a broader spectrum of stressors affecting patients. Silicone, found in implant shells and gels, is a prime suspect due to its composition, including heavy metals and chemicals. Additionally, the presence of pathogens attached to implants, forming biofilms, raises concerns. Various bacteria, fungi, and molds are often found in patients’ capsules, adding complexity to the issues. Identifying and eliminating these stressors through surgery or complementary therapies are crucial steps toward recovery.
According to Randall Feingold, MD, after en bloc explant surgery, some patients experience rapid improvements, ranging from days to weeks or even months. Specific symptoms vanish entirely, while others show partial relief. Inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, also exhibit positive responses, leading to reduced medication dependence. While the FDA recognizes explant surgery for its symptom-alleviating effects, it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. The journey to recovery involves understanding that surgery is the first step, not the single cure for BII.
Common Pathogens implicated in biofilm formation on implant capsules are Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus taxa. Interestingly, the Staphylococcus sp. almost certainly evades detection but is likely present.
Pathology of the capsules
According to Randall Feingold, MD, 30% percent of the capsules come back positive for either mold, fungus, or other bacteria; these capsules can’t stay in the body,” says Dr. Randall Feingold, who raises concerns over the toxic biofilm formed around these capsules.
Some studies show the association between cancer (BIA_ALCL) and the presence of biofilm. Subclinical bacterial infections (biofilms) surround breast implants with capsular contracture. While these infections are generally attributed to common skin commensals, there are indications that these bacteria travel to the brain and other organs in the body, affecting the immune system. , this remains unsubstantiated mainly through robust cultivation-independent analyses. Notably, capsular contracture and associated biofilm formation are now also potentially linked to Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA_ALCL)
According to recent studies, approximately 25% – 30% of women with breast implants have Lyme disease and other autoimmune conditions due to bacteria, chemicals, and biofilm. Not surprisingly, breast implants can develop mold and Silicone leak, which dumps tons of toxins into the body. Combine this with fighting chronic Lyme disease, and we look at one sick individual with no proper diagnosis. Prevention of implant biofilm formation currently relies on a range of poorly informed interventions, including treatment with antibiotics of varying specificity that target biofilm community members. According to a microbial study, All implanted foreign bodies induce a host reaction consisting of the production of a capsular layer that surrounds the foreign material. In the case of breast implants, the capsule forms a pathologic contracted layer, causing the implant to become distorted, challenging, and painful.
The scientist behind the “Cowden protocol”- Lee Wiliam Cowden, MD
Dr. W. Lee Cowden, MD, MD(H), is a highly accomplished cardiologist and cancer researcher renowned for his expertise in integrative medicine. He earned his Homeopathic MD license in Arizona. Dr. Cowden has a profound belief in the mind-body spiritual connection to healing, which has been an integral part of his medical practice.
Lyme disease protocol may heal BII, too.
According to Dr. Lee Cowden, Lyme can be transferred by mosquitoes, lice, and spiders and can often be missed in blood tests. This information is essential to treating symptoms without relying on a positive blood test. The problem is that conventional antibiotic treatments do not fully erase the bacteria, and it remain dormant in the intracellular fluids, waiting for an occasion to pop up and attack the body again. The breast implant community is unaware of the Cowden Detox Protocol that targets bacteria, pesticides, pathogens, and biofilm in the extracellular fluids and within the intracellular structure. The detoxification protocol itself is a holistic and multifaceted approach through microbial support.
Effectiveness of Cowden protocol in treating Lyme disease
According to lead Lyme Disease practitioner Dr. Horowitz, the Cowden protocol improved acute and chronic Lyme symptoms in over 70% of the patients he prescribed the complete protocol. A follow-up study was conducted by researchers from the University of New Haven by Dr. Eva Sapi. She tested the effectiveness of Samento and Banderol extracts on several forms of Borrelia burgdorferi, including the spirochetes, round bodies, and biofilm-like colonies they form. (Learn more about other forms of Lyme Disease here.) The results showed that the herbal extracts effectively eliminated or dramatically reduced all three bacterium forms.
What is Biofilm infection?
Biofilms are strongly implicated in breast augmentation, especially during capsular contracture and Illness related to microbe-host interactions. Biofilm is best explained as a disruption to the composition and activity of the healthy microbiome. Surgical procedures, including breast augmentation, often cause dysbiosis due to immune responses, introduced microbial community members, or the alteration of the physical-chemical properties of the tissue environment. Colonization of surgical implants (any implants) by microorganisms, both innate and foreign, and the subsequent development of microbial biofilms on implant surfaces often leads to complications, including inflammation and other immune responses, implant failure, or disruption of optimal wound healing and scar tissue formation Prevention of implant biofilm formation currently relies on a range of poorly informed interventions including treatment with antibiotics of varying specificity that target biofilm community members. All implanted foreign bodies induce a host reaction consisting of the production of a capsular layer that surrounds the foreign material. In the case of breast implants, the capsule develops a contracted layer, causing the implant to become distorted, challenging, and painful.
(BIA_ALCL), linked to biofilm.
Bacterial infections (biofilms) are strongly implicated in capsular contracture, generally ascribed to common skin commensals. Notably, capsular contracture and associated biofilm formation are also potentially linked to Breast implant-associated anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA_ALCL)
Ozone therapy and clinical application for Lyme disease. BII
Ozone therapy activates the immune system. It improves blood circulation as more oxygen travels to the cells, tissues, and organs. Ozon protects from invaders like bacteria, viruses, and fungi by halting their growth and reducing survival.
FDA position on ozone therapy
The Clinical Application of ozone therapy is known for fungal infections due to different kinds of fungi, mainly Trichophyton rubrum and yeast such as Candida albicans. Scientists and physicians in Havana have used ozone successfully. This treatment is currently available and recognized as a medical procedure in many countries, such as Germany, Italy, Russia, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, China, Cuba, Mexico, Honduras, and several Eastern European countries. Ozon therapy is not FDA-approved; however, it is successfully used in Europe and many countries.
Let’s Wrap it up:
Wrap it up – anything foreign in your body, environment, or diet will compete for your immune cells. If your body gets overwhelmed, it will start showing autoimmune responses to these constellations of stressors.
Non-traditional remedies can offer a high rate of cure. The previous model that there is one cause for one disease (and one treatment) has to change significantly when women with breast implant illnesses are not improving significantly after explant surgery. Then we have to look for more clues about their lifestyle, environment, drinking and smoking habits, exposure to chemicals, heavy metals, foreign devices such as breast implants, dental implants, mercury fillings, hip replacement, etc
Breast implant illness that is not resolved after explant surgery suggests that there may be multiple overlapping factors, such as Lyme disease or heavy metals toxicity. When there is inflammation, Lyme patients can’t fall asleep – this is true for some patients with BII. Another example is exposure to Tin, mercury, arsenic, or Lid will cause, among other symptoms, numbness, tingling, dizziness, headache, and Neuropathy. According to Richard Horowitz, MD, a leading Lyme disease doctor, these underlying conditions must be treated before a patient can fully recover.
Study of 50 women with bii