Why you aren't getting better - and what you can do about it (theory)

Disclaimer: this is just a theory. It hasn’t been proven.

What I’m seeing in the Treatment Outcomes survey is that those who mostly recovered pretty much tried the same treatments as those who didn’t. The percentages (of treatments tried) are about the same between high and low recovery:

So here’s what the data is suggesting:

  1. We know from anecdotes that some people really are getting worse from treatment, with some people having really bad reactions right away. They may have new symptoms that they’ve never had before.
  2. The flip side of that is that some people are reacting quite well to treatment.
  3. Putting the two together, it means that many treatments are a double-edged sword: some get better, some get worse, and some stay the same.

So how do we know if the treatment will go in the right direction? We should try low doses in the beginning and ‘chicken out’ quickly when things look like they’re going in the wrong direction. Ivermectin may be the natural example of this.

A lot of people are afraid of this drug so they start with low dosages and chicken out fast. It may be the case that you need to take this drug for a long time for permanent changes to happen. You can see in the data that not a lot of people reported really negative experiences from this drug. Being really cautious may be the way to go- those who get hurt by this drug don’t take things too far.

In terms of how people rate ivermectin… those who recover really like it. So the data does suggest that it’s helping people recover, which is in line with what some patients are saying- it really helped them. Those who recover rate it much higher than those who don’t. See the third row below:

Making permanent changes

So far, it looks like all or almost all anti-microbial treatments are double-edge swords. Somebody is reporting negative experiences with them. This is kind of a good thing. They are pushing your microbiome around and that’s ultimately what you need to do to heal. You just have to make sure that treatment is going in the right direction.

There’s some evidence to suggest that microbes are the root cause, so that’s why anti-microbials are interesting because they will push your microbiome into a different direction after (potentially) killing some species off. It deals with the root cause rather than symptoms.

HBOT, hydroxychloroquine / plaquenil, and ivermectin are some of the strongest anti-microbials right now. Black seed oil capsules are really safe (people usually are doing low doses with capsules because you can take 1 / day instead of 4 teaspoons of oil, which is a lot more black seed oil).

There are some natural anti-microbials like monolaurin, cat’s claw, lion’s mane, essential oils, etc. There’s not too much data on those. I got slapped around by cat’s claw and lavender essential oil. Diet is another good one… the stuff in your stomach does get inside your body.

Unfortunately not everybody will get lucky with the ‘Kyle Warner protocol’ of ivermectin, black seed oil, HBOT. Those can push people in the wrong direction. So you have to experiment with treatments until you find ones that push your microbiome in the right direction.

Longer explanation

Video and slides here: Frontier Science - Experimental treatment for long haul