October 28, 2011
Lyme & Babesiosis: Updates on Treatment & Diagnosis 2011, 2011 ILADS Conference, Toronto, Canada
“If adrenal function is low (patient has a low cortisol), they will not respond to antibiotics.”
Adrenal function can be improved in several different ways, however the most accessible method involves daily supplementation of Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) which is also an Adaptogen in Ayurveda and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine).
Learn about Ashwagandha here:
Information on Adaptogens:
There are also animal-based products for boosting adrenal function, and concentrated desiccated (dehydrated) bovine (cow) adrenals are long used for this purpose.
However you choose to boost your adrenal function, it is crucial to the effectiveness of your antibiotic prescriptions!
Good products I use every day:
+ Dabur Chyawanprash
It’s a tasty jam made of amla (indian gooseberry), honey, piper longum (long black pepper), ashwagandha, gudduchi (tinospora cordifolia), and over a dozen Ayurvedic mainstay herbs including cinnamon and sesame.
It progressively cleanses your blood (not of critters though), helps lessen the adrenal load, stimulates and revitalizes your gastro with fresh, active, live enzymes, and contains a large dose of vitamin C (40% RDI in 1tbsp).
Buy the largest bottle you can find and keep it in a dark place.
1tsp or 1tbsp eaten straight off the spoon is not only delicious, but has effects that can be felt in 15 minutes. It can also be mixed in hot milk, but never boil Chywanprash as it’s full of honey.
I pay an average of $15 for 1KG from local vendors.
(very expensive here!)
+ Standard Process Desiccated Adrenals
Standard Process is new to me, I’ve only begun using their supplements in the past two weeks. Their desiccated adrenals product has replaced a homemade ashwaganda candy I was previously using (1 tbsp raw ashwagandha to 1 tbsp maple syrup), and the results are excellent. I notice a big boost when I take them.
Standard Process products are much more affordable when you buy them from a local naturopath practitioner. If you need a referral, just ask.