What are biofilms?
Biofilms have been discovered as one of the key biological roadblocks to curing many chronic diseases. The initial discovery of the importance of biofilms with respect to Lyme disease is usually credited to Dr. Alan MacDonald and Dr. Eva Sapi.
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As in neurological Lyme disease, the biofilm is believed to be constructed of actual bits and pieces of our myelin sheath which covers and protects our actual nerves that make up our central nervous system.
So when the immune system calls for killer cells to destroy the invaders, our immune system can actually attack our central nervous system trying to break through the biofilm and destroy the infection which they cannot do.
Peta Cohen, M.S., R.D., is the founder of Total Life Center in Northern New Jersey, and has a Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition, was recently interviewed by Allergy Research Group (read entire interview here), and offers these insights into biofilms:
“I do a tremendous amount of testing and assessing the children through urine and fecal analysis. What got me so interested in nattokinase and lumbrokinase was the concept of what a biofilm infection actually is. If you do a medline search on biofilms and platelet aggregation, fibrinogen, and fibrin, boom, it’s there right in your face.
“Bacteria build biofilms by first aggregating together, and then rapidly weaving this protective web or matrix around them. They build a polymeric matrix. It’s a sticky, gluey, mucus-y goop and it’s got fibrin in it to give it an intact structure. The bacteria recruit fibrinogen to create fibrin as part of that matrix. At that point they can shed their outer membrane, which has the proteins that serve as antigens and as a target of the missile of the immune system. They’re very protected. They’re very crafty in creating a way to survive and procreate and hide from the immune system.”
This understanding has opened up a whole new world in the ability for scientists and medical doctors to understand and treat chronic Lyme disease.
There are many different types of systemic enzymes, certain combinations are found especially useful for certain conditions.
The three most important enzymes for chronic Lyme disease are Lumbrokinase, Nattokinase and Serrapeptase.
For getting rid of Lyme biofilms see Lyme Biofilm Busting Protocols.