I would like to outline how you can tell a treatment is working against MAP. Having consulted with infectious disease expert and MD Dr. Marcel Behr of McGill University, he educated me that there is typically a tremendously inflammatory immune response to dead mycobacteria.
Also, he informed me that when treating a mycobacterial infection symptoms will initially get worse before they get better. Sometimes immune modulating drugs are used to help reduce the symptoms during treatment with antibiotics.
This gives us a big hint that one should expect similar difficulties in treating MAP infected individuals. As there are no pharmaceutical antibiotics against MAP, and there probably won't be in our lifetime, we need to experiment, safely of course.
To everyone suffering from Crohn's Disease, I used the following protocol to fully eradicate the infection from my body. After an initial worsening of my symptoms on the antibiotic herbs, my health rebounded and is now pristine. Issues like chronic anemia and weight loss are resolved. Pain is non-existent. Life is good, again. Hydrogen Peroxide used daily seems to help keep the infection is check, but to really eradicate it we now have a better option.
I would like to preface this with a warning, dead MAP is REALLY inflammatory. You would be wise to avoid foods that are known to exacerbate inflammation, like potatoes, tomatoes, wheat, sugar, etc. Expect a herxheimer reaction during the first week. It is transient, it will improve as the die off exponentially decreases.
We need a three pronged approach to killing any chronic intracellular infection.
We need a cocktail of antibiotics, they develop resistance really quickly to just one.
The antibiotic herbs that slaughter MAP are cheap and easily obtained.
Myco by RainTree Herbs
Amazon A-F by RainTreeHerbs
We need something to dissolve the biofilm protecting it from the antibiotics.
The best biofilm disruptor on the market is Serrapeptase or InterFase Plus.
We need something to help get the antibiotics inside the cells.
Hyaluronic Acid causes the cells to retain more bodily fluids. While experimental, several doctors I've consulted with use it in practice to help antibiotics get inside the cells to eradicate intracellular infections.
If Crohn's disease is truly an auto-immune disease, and no MAP infection is present, taking anti-MAP herbs should result in no measurable reaction. That is a fair assumption. The herbs themselves are non-toxic and not particularly irritating to the intestines.
However, if Crohn's is a MAP infection, taking these herbs should result in a massive die off of MAP, resulting in severe symptoms of die-off. Fever, sweats, diarrhea, massive inflammation in the mesentery and infected areas of the intestines.
Well that is what I experienced my first week. Hydrogen Peroxide seems to suppress the infection, but this protocol is a knock-out punch to MAP. Now I have zero Crohn's symptoms. The first week was rough, and the first month wasn't easy. But after that symptoms subside, and life resumes it's normal course.
Sometimes I forget to write on this blog, it feels like a part of my life I'd prefer to not remember. However I'm writing this article to help others prove to themselves Crohn's is a MAP infection.