Advanced Hydrogen Therapy
Oxidative stress is implicated in the pathogenesis of many diseases; however, currently used antioxidants have a high toxicity that constrains administration to a narrow window of therapeutic dosage. There is a clear need for more effective and safer antioxidants. Nasal Hydrogen therapy has proven to reduce levels of toxic reactive-oxygen species. Recently, many studies have reported that H2 (inhaled or orally ingested) can exert beneficial effects in diverse animal models of ischemia–reperfusion injury and inflammatory and neurological disease. In clinical studies, administration has been reported to improve lipid and glucose metabolism in subjects with diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance; promising results have also been obtained in reducing inflammation in hemodialysis patients and treating metabolic syndrome. These studies suggest H2 has selective antioxidant properties and can exert antiapoptotic, anti-inflammatory and antiallergy effects.
A big component of protocols for some of our patients is glutathione. Psychiatric illnesses, including biopolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression have been linked to low levels of glutathione as, without its antioxidant abilities in the brain, oxidative stress can occur. Increasing glutathione production in a Lyme patient can help combat free radicals. Glutathione serves as a “sponge that pulls out” the Lyme disease bacteria that interacts with heavy metals and other toxic components in our cells that ultimately cause inflammation. In the erradication of these Lyme germs, bio-toxins and free radicals are released, which in turn trigger production of inflammatory cytokines. This is known as the Herxheimer die-off reaction. Glutathione acts as an antioxidant to help offset this reaction. Lyme disease infections and some antibiotics can even inflame the liver and deplete glutathione. Keeping your liver healthy and producing enzymes your body needs is critical when managing any disease and glutathione helps support, detoxify and protect liver cells by its antioxidant functions and control over inflammatory cytokines.
Since glutathione is found throughout every cell in your body, it can help protect the brain, nervous system, liver, lungs, heart, joints and muscles. During inflammatory conditions, such as Lyme, glutathione is oftentimes depleted, this causes problems and limits the patient’s ability to deal with regular oxidative stress from routine creation of cellular energy. Keeping glutathione levels optimized may assist your body in maintaining normal functions while you are managing Lyme — ultimately allowing your body to repair damage that has been caused by the invading disease.
Phosphatidylcholine is characterized as the main component for neuritogenesis (the production of neurons). IV Phosphatidylcholine can be indicated for the treatment of encephalopathy, encephalitis, stroke recovery, memory and cognitive decline. It also has an important effect on most cellular membranes by contra-resting Cell stiffness allowing an homogeneous mosaic flow in the cells membrane. This is very important in cases where nutrients, cell signals and electrolytes are not being absorbed by the cells stiff membrane, which is common among chronic inflammatory diseases such as CFS, Fibromyalgia, depression, Lyme disease.