Genomics, Plants, and Lyme

Genomics is a buzzword today.

Since almost from the beginning of the Biomedx microscope workshops, the genetic connection has always been in play as we look at live blood and make an association to diet and blood type wherein we consider dietary lectins in relationship to blood type and health. That consideration was based on the 1997 release of Eat Right for Your Type by Peter D’Adamo (newly revised this year).

In 2007 D’Adamo refined his work with more specificity in the book (newly titled) Change Your Genetic Destiny.

Now it is 2017 and if you ever had any doubt of the power of lectins to alter health (not to mention the blood you see under the microscope) go out and get the book, The Plant Paradox, by Steven Gundry.

Where D’Adamo finesses diet based on blood type, dietery lectins and genetic connections, Gundry takes a hammer approach to diet and spills all the beans on lectins. I found it a great read.

In a nut shell, plants really don’t want to be eaten, and in over 450+ million years of swaying in the wind they have developed defense mechanisms that will kill you softly when you eat them or certain parts of them. (And animals we might eat that eat the plants we eat means the plants get us no matter what.)

One little insight from the book; fruit might as well be candy. Actually it might be worse. We know the detrimental effect of fructose on body systems. Besides interesting genetic bits of info on fruits and seasons and animals, Gundry makes it a point to point out that 60% of fructose goes to the liver (to be detoxed more or less) while 30% goes to the kidney while it works at destroying its nephrons.

Ergo, if you have a client with kidney issues, you might test their urine conductivity numbers and act accordingly (as discussed in Biomedx workshops) but beyond that know that fruit is the last thing anyone with kidney issues should be eating. (And it should go without saying but I’ll say it anyway, just say NO to fruit juice and fruit juice smoothies.)

There’s a lot of insight in the Plant Paradox book you will find appropriate to assimilate with respect to your current diet protocols that you are using with your clients. Particularly good is straightening out your paleo, vegetarian, and vegan clients that may be having health issues and can’t figure out why.


This is a concern for a lot of practitioners that are working with Lyme clients which seems to be increasing if my talks with them are any indication.

As you know, spotting spirochetes in the blood is not an easy task. It is not like looking at gingival scrapings where spirochete forms jump right in your face on your scope’s viewing monitor. Since I have been having discussions about this with many, in one of the next newsletters I will talk about incubating your live blood sample and pushing a pressure or a pulling a vacuum on it to encourage the little bugger to come out and morph into the telltale spiral form. I’ll have more to report on this for everyone in the coming months.

On another Lyme note, probably 80% or more of your Lyme clients are dealing with Krytopyrroluria which results in significant losses of zinc, vitamin B6, biotin, manganese, arachidonic acid and other nutrients. Ramping up those elements can turn around a lot of cases.

Read more at Townsend Letter’s website where you will find an article posted which was in the July 2017 issue of the magazine.

That’s it for now, thanks for reading our blog.

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