The assumption that Morgellons is just a skin disease, is in my opinion, the mother of all fuck ups – but one which is commonly overlooked. If you truly understand the condition you will know that it is a multi systemic illness and as such should be treated holistically.
Drinking Psyllium and Bentonite, or PB shakes as they are known, has shown to be the absolute necessary mainstay of my daily protocol in the treatment or removal of Morgellons Disease. When you understand that MD resides predominantly in the Gastro Intestinal tract, you will comprehend the importance of the daily removal of the parasitical biofilm in the gut using the PB shakes.
I first discovered PB shakes through the worldwide health forum Curezone. The directions are below, but I have written this post to give some further tips and observations of its use in the context of MD.
Currently I am using Zeolite instead of Bentonite, but the both clays have very similar properties. I found that the Bentonite tends to spoil quicker than Zeolite, meaning it seems to ferment and produce an unpleasant smell, particularly in warm climates. The Zeolite I find to be of a smoother finer consistency whilst the quality of Bentonite, being often quite gritty, seems to have gone downhill in the past few years. The following information is taken from Curezone, but I add what I feel is relevant to the information below the citation.
‘Psyllium and Bentonite is one of the simplest and most effective ways to cleanse the digestive system. Liquid Bentonite should be used…or powdered Bentonite should be hydrated to a semi-pourable yogurt consistency prior to using it. Mix 1 Tablespoon of liquid bentonite and 1 teaspoon of powdered psyllium (or 1 Tablespoon if using whole husk psyllium) with 8-10oz of water or diluted juice, shake and drink immediately. ‘https://www.curezone.org/forums/am.asp?i=64478
I do not feel it is necessary to use liquid Bentonite (or liquid Zeolite), it is an expensive and unnecessary option. Powdered un-hydrated clays are fine. Neither does it need to be hydrated prior to adding to the psyllium.
I also would not bother with juice, the shake has no taste and as such does not need to be dressed up with sugary drinks which will feed Gastrointestinal bacteria’s.
You will need an electrical blender to make the shake. Shaking it is not adequate as the psyllium is like a very thick glue when hydrated.
I also add approx half a teaspoon of activated Charcoal to the ingredients, the Charcoal I have linked is a Bamboo Charcoal and as such I feel its a better quality. Charcoal has slightly different properties and apparently works well on the removal of mycotoxins which maybe why it appears to be very successful in removing the Ropeworms. Without the Charcoal the results are not quite as good.
Concurrent use of PB Shakes and Anti Parasite Medications to Treat Morgellons Disease.
Prior to using PB Shakes, I was self medicating for some time using anti helminth medications, following the Dr Klinghardt Multi Systemic Protocol. This was very involved, and in the beginning I did pass a lot of parasites. The problem was that often these medications lose their potency after a while, and although I stopped passing parasites, my G.I tract was becoming hyper-infected – in other words the medications were paralyzing the organism but they were not powerful enough to facilitate removal, this can cause backing up in the intestine and often results in very uncomfortable bloating and pain. The paralyzing of the biofilm parasite AKA Ropeworm, literally appears to cause it to drain from organs and tissue into the GI tract – as this is the pathway of removal. This then needs to be facilitated by the ingestion of the PB shakes and this is not often done – a massive oversite in the realms of treatment and removal of parasites.
They do not want to leave.
Morgellons Forums and Contradicting Advice.
Since I first began researching into MD and how to remove it, the forums have come along way. There was only one group on FB about ten years ago, and now there are many. The biggest group that I know of has about 11k members, and very much promotes the use of Fenbendazole for the treatment of MD. The use of Fenbendazole has been a game changer for me, but I would never promote it as a cure. I have been taking Fenben for about eight or nine years, but only three of which I have taken it consistently (daily). It has a short half life and as such, not the most effective of medications but I find its biggest attraction is the low toxicity and for this reason it would be a viable medication to recommend if I was running a forum. Interestingly Fenben has also been found to have anti tumorigenic activity. This article by Cancer News will elaborate on that subject.
There are some moderators which may disagree with the use of binders such as clays and charcoals, but in my experience they are essential – just always best to be taken away from other medications and always with psyllium due to the inclination towards clays blocking the GI tract. The psyllium supports peristalsis and therefore assists with gut motility – which is why it is in my opinion so important to add to the mix.
It is important to remember that although forum moderators may be experienced and knowledgeable in their field, they do not know your body and as such cannot tell you conclusively what is best for you. Always do your own research and go very slowly when attempting a protocol. There have been many mistakes along the way which may not be documented in the chats you are reading.
The Science Behind Clays for Detoxing.
Structure and Components
The most widespread and studied zeolite clay is clinoptilolite (ZC). ZC has detoxifying, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. As a result, it is been used in many industrial applications ranging from environmental remediation to oral applications/supplementation in vivo in humans as food supplements or medical devices.
‘In a clash of scalding lava and cold seawater, zeolite forms a unique cage-like structure and negative surface charge. Aluminum and silicon make the basis of this structure, but it often includes other elements such as oxygen, tin, zinc, and titanium.
Tiny cages enable zeolite to act as a “molecular sieve,” filtering molecules based on their particle size. Negative surface charge loosely binds minerals – such as sodium, potassium, and calcium – and replaces them with large ions and heavy metals .
In other words, zeolite can pick up plenty of “bad stuff” and replace it with “good stuff.”
Cell studies have confirmed the ability of zeolite to bind and remove heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, and mercury.’https://supplements.selfdecode.com/blog/zeolite-benefits/
Powder Vs Liquid.
There was a wave of controversy surrounding the use of Zeolite a few years back when the website Natural News published a damning article. It would appear that the author had not properly done his research and many companies retaliated by publishing their toxicology reports. The article written was said to be as part of a marketing campaign to promote the authors Liquid Ionic Zeolite product, which he proclaimed was safe, unlike the powdered Zeolite he disregarded:
‘All of our toxicology information has come back with consistent results—zeolite is nontoxic. Below is one of our toxicology reports, which was conducted using our Zeolite Pure powder. This is the same zeolite powder used in all our products. In this test, 10 rats were fed an extremely large dose of our zeolite powder (5,000mg/kg). This amount is about equivalent to a 150 pound human consuming about 341 grams of zeolite in a single day. (There are 400 grams of zeolite in one container of Zeolite Pure, so the test is comparable to consuming almost the entire bottle of zeolite!) After 14 days of observation and a postmortem test of the rats’ tissues, the toxicologists concluded that zeolite is nontoxic. These results are on page 6 of the report, under “CONCLUSION.” Please click here to view this toxicology report on our zeolite.’https://s3.amazonaws.com/ultracartsff/REGAL/14801/Zeolite-Pure-toxicology-report.pdf
Another study appeared to suggest that nano sized particles were potentially dangerous as the Zeolite can enter the cell and and stay there, and considering Zeolite contains levels of Aluminium it was surmised that this could be a bad idea. I found it more affordable to use powder Zeolite and also because I am concerned with the removal of Gastrointestinal toxins which the powder (In conjunction with Psyllium) certainly achieves.
One company – Zeolite Pure, claims that liquid micronized Zeolite contains a fraction of the actual product in the water, and therefore the price that is being charged for the liquid Zeolite is extortionate,
When you compare the per dosage amount of Clinoptilolite zeolite in each product you will discover that the per dosage amount of actual zeolite in Zeolite Pure micronized powder is many, many times greater than in any liquid zeolite product! Because of this true fact it is our opinion that there is not nearly enough zeolite powder placed into in any liquid zeolite product to do a proper heavy metal detox!https://zeolite.com/liquid-zeolite-verses-zeolite-powder-facts/
Liquid Zeolite appears to be useful for the removal of metals, whereas in this post I am focused on its use as a Gastrointestinal cleanse.
The Safety of Zeolite.
The following citation is from a study titled ‘Critical Review on Zeolite Clinoptilolite Safety and Medical Applications in vivo‘, and in its conclusion it reveals that Zeolite is a safe product to use in vivo (carried out on a living organism),
In agreement with the scientific evidence presented in the literature so far, it can be generally stated that clinoptilolite-based materials, including the so-called activated materials, may be regarded as safe for in vivo consumption. A variety of highly positive effects on animal and human health were documented thus far for clinoptilolite-based materials. Due to clinoptilolite’s remarkable ion-exchange and adsorption properties and consequent detoxifying effects, it has proven useful in the elimination of a variety of contaminants from the body or in amelioration of the intestinal status. An indirect systemic detoxification effect attributed to clinoptilolite-based material supplementation in the diet of both animals and humans was documented in other organs as well, e.g., liver. However, the observed positive systemic mechanisms are still not completely understood. We hypothesize that they may be at least partially attributed to the restoration of the human homeostasis due to local detoxification properties within the intestine, the release of dissolved silica forms from the clinoptilolite tuff that enter from the intestine into the blood, as well as to clinoptilolite’s immunomodulatory effects. The observed local immunomodulatory effects of clinoptilolite involve the induction of immune responses through Peyer’s patches and/or possible positive effects on microbial intestinal populations through still unknown mechanisms. These local effects may have a systemic ‘echo’ on the whole immune status as well, as observed in some studies. Finally, clinoptilolite’s antioxidant effects and restoration of antioxidant defence mechanisms may also be linked to the positive general systemic impact.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6515299/
The information in this post is not medical advice, and I am not affiliated with any products or companies discussed in this or any other articles in this website.
Morgellons Disease Research: https://thecehf.org/research/
Ropeworm Study Volinsky and Gubarev: http://www.eng.usf.edu/~volinsky/1301.2845.pdf
Ropewom DNA Genome Sequencing Info:
How Zeolite can filter out Carcinogens In Food: