Mycoplasma are a small type of bacteria that cause a host of different health problems. Natural remedies for mycoplasma include borax, hydrogen peroxide, serrapeptase, herbs and vitamin supplements. Mycoplasma infections often come along with other types of infections, like Lyme disease.
What is a Mycoplasma Infection?
Mycoplasma are unique form of bacteria that do not have a cell wall. This makes them able to take on different shapes and “hide.” They are difficult to test for and can be difficult to treat.
The range of symptoms caused by mycoplasma is vast, another factor in making a diagnosis difficult. The bacteria can settle into any number of systems or organs of the body causing a variety of symptoms, including but certainly not limited to, respiratory problems, blood diseases, nervous system diseases, headaches, neurological problems, infertility, chronic pain, brain fog, wound infections, skin problems, urinary tract infections, reproductive problems, and kidney problems.
Many chronic health problems have been connected to mycoplasma infections, including Lou Gehrig’s disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, autoimmune diseases, fertility problems, skin infections, TMJ, arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Over two hundred different mycoplasma types have been identified, though the number that can affect humans is only in the dozens. Most of these types are rare, but several are common to people.
- Micoplasma pneumoniae can cause health problems like pneumonia (walking pneumonia), sore throat, fever, blood problems, kidney disease, and joint and muscle diseases.
- Mycoplasma fermentans can cause pneumonia, TMJ, fibromyalgia, and headaches, among other diseases.
- Mycoplasma hominis has been linked to ALS and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
- Ureaplasma urealyticum is sexually transmitted, or transmitted from mother to baby at birth. It may be a cause of infertility.
You will notice that different strains of mycoplasma can be causing the same health problems.
Natural Remedies for Mycoplasma Infections
- For men – 1/4 teaspoon of borax in one liter of water consumed throughout the day. This is to be done 4 days a week with three days off.
- For women – 1/8 teaspoon of borax in one liter of water consumed throughout the day. This is to be done 4 days a week with three days off.
Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Therapy
Popularized by the beloved, late Bill Munroe, hydrogen peroxide inhalation therapy is and easy and inexpensive way to fight bacteria in the lungs.
Colloidal Silver is easy to take and inexpensive to make yourself if you invest in a colloidal silver generator. For adults fighting infections, 2 Tablespoons can be taken 3 times a day on an empty stomach.
Vitamin Supplements for Mycoplasma Infections
A body that has been dealing with a bacterial infection is in need of extra vitamins. Vitamin C is very important to help the immune system. When taking vitamin c in chronic disease you will want to continue to increase the dose you take until you reach “bowel tolerance.” Once the amount of vitamin C you are taking begins to give you loose stools or digestive discomfort, cut back the dose a bit. It is not uncommon for people with chronic disease to be able to “tolerate” large amounts of C – in the form of many grams a day. Even 20 grams a day may be tolerated by a sick body because the body requires so much more when it is sick.
Earth Clinic’s Ted recommends niacinamide for mycoplasma infections.
Earth Clinic’s Bill Thompson recommends the Iodine Protocol for mycoplasm infections.
A critical supplement for those with a mycoplasma infection is serrapeptase. Serrapeptase dissolves non-living tissue and has few reported side effects. Serrapeptase should be taken on an empty stomach according to manufacturer’s directions.
Bee pollen is dense with nutrients, including amino acids, it increase immunity and help digestion.
Herbs for Mycoplasma Infections
Mullein is a gentle but powerful herb. It is an anti-bacterial herb and suitable for treating mycoplama. It is especially useful if the mycoplasma infection is in the lungs. Mullein can be taken as a tincture or as a tea. It is easy to take as a tea, sweetened with a little honey. Peppermint can be added to improve the flavor.
For mycoplasma infections that affect the urinary system, this is a wonderful anti-bacterial herb. It is most commonly taken as a tincture.
Green Tea has anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. It is another way to boost the health of someone fighting mycoplasma. Green tea can be taken liberally. It does have caffeine and may be best enjoyed earlier in the day.
Cryptolepis tincture can be taken for its anti-bacterial properties. Herbalist Stephen Buhner recommends a teaspoon of the tincture thrice daily. He has popularized this herb in it use for treating Lyme disease and its co-infections, like mycoplasma.
Dietary and Lifestyle Changes for Mycoplasma
It is important to provide the body with plenty of nutrients and avoid empty calories that depress the immune system. Sugar and processed flour products should be avoided except for special occasions. Fresh fruits and vegetables should be consumed liberally. Juicing fresh vegetables, especially carrot, provides concentrated forms of nutrients.
Have extra virgin coconut oil daily! Coconut oil has amazing anti-bacterial properties. Adults can enjoy up to 3 Tablespoons daily.
Milk kefir can be bought or made. It is a delicious powerhouse of health and a wonderful addition to the diet for someone fighting a difficult disease. It is higher in probiotics than yogurt. It has been known to help heal those with autoimmune conditions.
Try to get one or two 5-10 minute walks in the sunshine each day. The sunshine and exercise are both excellent for healing.
Take healing baths. Baths are relaxing, which is in and of itself healing. Adding a cup of epsom salt or baking soda multiplies the healing properties of a bath by detoxifying the body. 1/2 cup of borax can be added instead.
Whenever you begin new remedies, it is always best to start slowly. If you add many remedies at once, you may experience an increase in symptoms or a serious detox reaction. If you want to try several of the above remedies, choose one to start with and wait a few days before adding another. With herbs and vitamins, start with the lowest dose and increase the amount you take slowly over time. This will help you to evaluate the effect of each remedy on you in your particular situation.
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