COWDEN SUPPORT PROGRAM

Protocol for Borrelia and Lyme Co-Infections & Most Chronic Conditions

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An informational movie on the Cowden Support Program.
This video explains how the Cowden Support Program was developed, how it works, results of recent studies, and one Lyme patient’s success story.

SUMMARY

The Cowden Support Program (CSP) is a protocol developed by Wm. Lee Cowden, MD initially for the treatment of late-stage Borrelia and Lyme Co-Infections. Since the protocol helps to resolve the majority of the root causes of most patient’s symptoms, it can also be used to treat  “post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome” and many other chronic health conditions of unclear cause.

The Cowden Support Program utilizes 14 different Nutramedix products including 6 Microbial Defense herbals (3 pairs of herbals) that are taken rotationally. The first pair (Banderol and Samento) were studied in vitro by Eva Sapi, PhD and her group at the University of New Haven, Connecticut and found to eliminate all forms of Borrelia burgdorferi (spirochetes, round-body forms and biofilm forms). In that study, doxycycline antibiotic was not nearly as effective against biofilm and round body forms of Borrelia burgdorferi. Richard Horowitz, MD in New York State has found the Cowden Support Program to be effective in markedly improving the condition of 70-80% of the advanced Lyme Borreliosis patients with co-infections over 4 to 6 months time, even if the patients had previously failed to improve on multiple courses of antibiotics. Dr. Horowitz presented the findings of his use of the Cowden Support Program in a fairly large group of his patients with Lyme Borreliosis & co-infections at the ILADS conference in the fall of 2007.  More recently, a 9 month observational study with the Cowden Support Program was conducted by the Borreliose Centrum Augsburg, Germany.  Completed in 2012, this study resulted in 80% of patients showing symptomatic improvements (via questionnaire) and 90% of patients showing improvements via lab blood tests.

One of the reasons for the success of the CSP is the fact that the Microbial Defense products have broad-spectrum action against bacteria, fungi, parasites, and even viruses and they are natural anti-inflammatories and are non-toxic.  When only pharmaceuticals are used, which have a much narrower spectrum of action than these broad spectrum herbals, many late-stage Lyme patients fail to get well and symptom free because often times the pharmaceutical drugs are not able to resolve the various remaining microbial infections, deal with the immune dysregulation and gut dysbiosis, etc.  Toxicology studies at the University of Guayaquil, Ecuador showed these herbs can be given to animals at thousands of times the recommended doses without changes in animal behavior or in organ histopathology.

Another reason the CSP is so successful is because of the other 8 constituents of the program. The Zeolite and Zeolite-HP help to detoxify from the body most heavy metals, various biotoxins and several other man-made toxins. The Pinella appears to remove toxins from the brain, spinal chord and nerves. Burbur Detox and Parsley Detox  taken rotationally help detoxify the liver, gall bladder, kidneys, lymphatics, and interstitial spaces (the space between cells). Sparga helps detoxify from the body the Sulfa antibiotics and other sulfa drugs that block the body’s sulfation pathways and the glutathione toxin-conjugation pathways.

Most chronically ill patients are magnesium deficient. The Magnesium Malate is the most highly absorbable and highly utilizable form of magnesium. Approximately fifty percent of metabolic enzymes, that ultimately cause ATP energy production for the cells, require magnesium as a co-factor. And magnesium is necessary for normal heart rhythm, normal blood pressure, normal nerve and brain function, normal contraction and relaxation of skeletal muscles as well as smooth muscles in the gut, bile ducts, pancreatic ducts, etc.

The Serrapeptase taken 30 minutes before food gets absorbed and breaks down biofilm and fibrin in the body.  When fibrin that covers over microbes is stripped away with Serrapeptase, the immune system can more effectively attack and remove those microbes. When fibrin that is adhered to capillary walls is stripped away by Serrapeptase, oxygen is much more easily able to move from red blood cells into the tissues, thus converting predominated anaerobic metabolism back into aerobic metabolism. This results in a shift from a microbe-friendly lactic acidosis tissue environment to a normal acid-base environment.

Adult patients taking the Cowden Support Program are urged to drink 2-3 liters or quarts of water per day (proportionately less for children based on weight). Patients are urged to practice stress reduction techniques (deep-breathing while visualizing with all 5 sense a relaxing vacation spot) for 4 minutes before each meal and before each bedtime. Patients should be in bed resting (whether they fall asleep or not) in a pitch-dark bedroom with minimal electro-magnetic pollution, from 11pm to 6 or 7am each night. Patients are urged to eat more raw, organic,  (mostly vegetarian) foods that are NOT genetically-modified and to avoid sugars, excessive starches, processed foods, fried foods, peanut products, canola oil and hydrogenated oils. Patients who also avoid all wheat products and all cow-dairy products seem to improve much faster.

Patients on the CSP are encouraged to find ways to laugh each day, to avoid unnecessary stress and bad relationships, to pray or meditate each day, and to find a way to give and receive love each day, even if that means having a dog or a pet. Unconditional love is one of the most powerful healing sources in the universe.

ATTENTION: Binders such as Activated Charcoal & Calcium Bentonite Clay should be avoided as much as possible while using the Cowden Support Program. Activated Charcoal always binds the active ingredients that are in the herbal remedies and pharmaceuticals & makes them ineffective. They should only be considered on the rare occasion when you have been severely affected by a Herxheimer reaction that does not resolve with Burbur Detox, Parsley Detox, Pinella, or water.

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COWDEN SUPPORT PROGRAM INSTRUCTIONS AND DOSING SCHEDULE

COWDEN SUPPORT PROGRAM - PRODUCTS REQUIRED


14 PRODUCTS USED & PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

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BANDEROL Microbial Defense: energetically-imprinted*, anti-inflammatory, broad-spectrum antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic (both protozoa and worms) herbal tincture; also effective against Borrelia burgdorferi, other Borrelia species and Lyme co-infections.

BURBUR Detox: an energetically-imprinted* herbal tincture that aids detoxification of man-made toxins and biotoxins from the liver, kidneys, lymphatic system and interstitial space (the space between the cells). Energetically-imprinted*

CUMANDA Microbial Defense: energetically-imprinted*, anti-inflammatory, broad-spectrum antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic (both protozoa and worms) herbal tincture; also effective against Borrelia burgdorferi, other Borrelia species and Lyme co-infections. 

HOUTTUYNIA Microbial Defense: energetically-imprinted*, anti-inflammatory, broad spectrum antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral herbal tincture; also effective against most Borrelia species and Lyme co-infections. 

ENULA Microbial Defense: anti-inflammatory, broad spectrum antiparasitic (both protozoa and worms) herbal combination tincture with some antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.

MAGNESIUM MALATE: a highly absorbable and utilizable form of magnesium which helps to maintain normal cardiovascular, muscle, nerve, bone and other cellular functions.

MORA Microbial Defense: anti-inflammatory, broad spectrum antiparasitic (both protozoa and worms) herbal combination tincture with some antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.

PARSLEY Detox: an energetically-imprinted* herbal tincture that aids detoxification of man-made toxins and biotoxins from the liver, kidneys, lymphatic system and interstitial space (the space between the cells). Energetically-imprinted*

PINELLA Brain/Nerve Cleanse: an energetically-imprinted* herbal tincture that eliminates neurotoxins from the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system. 

SAMENTO Microbial Defense: energetically-imprinted*, immune-system modulator, anti-inflammatory, broad-spectrum, antibacterial herbal tincture effective against Borrelia burgdorferi and the co-infections. 

SERRAPEPTASE: an enzyme derived from the serratia bacteria in the gut of silk worms; this enzyme digests fibrin covering over and hiding microbes in the body, digests fibrin attached to the capillary wall (thus improving oxygen transport into the tissues) and aids in the digestion of microbial biofilm. 

SPARGA Sulphur Detox:  an asparagus herbal tincture that has been energetically-imprinted* for the purpose of detoxifying the body from sulfa antibiotics and other sulfa drugs which can block the detoxification pathways.

ZEOLITE: a negatively-charged, volcanic clay that binds heavy metals and other positively-charged toxins in the gut and carries them into the toilet; this clay has been imprinted with energies* designed to cause the tissues to release nickel, lead, aluminum and barium.

ZEOLITE HP: a negatively-charged, volcanic clay that binds heavy metals and other positively-charged toxins in the gut and carries them into the toilet; this clay has been imprinted with energies* designed to cause the tissues to release all heavy metals and various radioactive substances.

*These products have been energetically imprinted* with a proprietary process using a scalar generator for the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of the natural chemicals in each product.

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VIDEOS

AUTHOR, CONNIE STRASHEIM TALKS ABOUT USING NUTRAMEDIX PRODUCTS TO TREAT LYME DISEASE, ETC - DECEMBER 2012

THE COWDEN SUPPORT PROGRAM:  A NATURAL TREATMENT FOR LYME DISEASE - OCTOBER 2012

LYME DISEASE WITH DR. LEE COWDEN ON “KNOW THE CAUSE” TV SHOW HOSTED BY DOUG KAUFMANN – SEPT. 18, 2012

Q&A VIDEO WITH DR. COWDEN ABOUT COWDEN SUPPORT PROGRAM - MAY 2012

MARTY ROSS, MD REPORTS THAT 90% OF HIS PATIENTS ARE HELPED BY SAMENTO AND BANDEROL- NOVEMBER 2011

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

VIDEO - COWDEN SUPPORT PROGRAM: EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR LYME BORRELIOSIS:- WM. LEE COWDEN, KLAGENFURT, AUSTRIA- MAY 2012

VIDEO - EFFECTIVENESS OF THE COWDEN SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR THE TREATMENT OF BORRELIOSIS (LYME DISEASE) OBSERVATIONAL STUDY AT THE BORRELIOSE CENTRUM AUGSBURG-GERMANY: - DR. CARSTEN NICOLAUS, KLAGENFURT, AUSTRIA – MAY 2012

VIDEO – LABORATORY TESTING FOR BORRELIA BURGDORFERI AND LYME CO-INFECTIONS, INFECTOLAB – AUGSBURG, GERMANY: - DR. ARMIN SCHWARZBACH, KLAGENFURT, AUSTRIA – MAY 2012

POWER POINT VIDEO - COWDEN SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR LYME OBSERVATIONAL STUDY – DUBLIN, IRELAND – JUNE, 2012  ARMIN SCHWARZBACH, MD PhD

POWER POINT VIDEO - COWDEN SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR LYME WORKSHOP – DUBLIN, IRELAND – JUNE, 2012  ARMIN SCHWARZBACH, MD PhD

POWER POINT VIDEO - IN VITRO EFFECTIVENESS OF SAMENTO AND BANDEROL ON DIFFERENT MORPHOLOGICAL FORMS OF BORRELIA BURGDORFERI – DUBLIN, IRELAND – JUNE, 2012  EVA SAPI PhD

UPCOMING CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS  

APRIL 25-26, 2014 - "ILADS EUROPEAN LYME DISEASE CONFERENCE" - HOTEL SANKT ULRICH - AUGSBURG, GERMANY

MAY 13, 2014 “COWDEN SUPPORT PROGRAM WORKSHOP & LYME DISEASE SEMINAR AND HEALTH FAIR” – WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY - DANBURY, CT

MAY 15, 2014 “DR. LEE COWDEN PRESENTATION ON THE COWDEN SUPPORT PROGRAM AS PART OF THE AHIMA TOP ALTERNATIVE DOCTORS CONFERENCE” – HILTON POINTE SQUAW PEAK – PHOENIX, AZ

MAY 17, 2014 “SYMPOSIUM ON TICK-BORNE DISEASES, LYME DISEASE ASSOCIATION OF THE EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND” – HYATT REGENCY CHESAPEAKE BAY RESORT – CAMBRIDGE, MD

JUNE 7-8 , 2014“JID’IMVT 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE” – PALAIS DES CONGRÉS – STRASBOURG, FRANCE


 

WEBINARS 

COWDEN SUPPORT PROGRAM:  STEP-BY-STEP EXPLANATION - PART 1 - WILLIAM LEE COWDEN, MD, MD(H)   - During this webinar, Dr. Cowden will explain the various products used in this empiric program, how they are used, why they are used, and how their dosing amounts and dosing schedule can be varied to achieve a more individualized program.  He will discuss some alternate and additional products that can be used in the CSP and the indications for those products. He will also discuss some of the co-morbid conditions that predispose people to chronic infection/inflammation and how those conditions can be identified.  Cost $10 (will be available for viewing for 12 months after purchasing)

COWDEN SUPPORT PROGRAM:  STEP-BY-STEP EXPLANATION - PART 2 - WILLIAM LEE COWDEN, MD, MD(H) - During this webinar, Dr. Cowden will explain the various products used in this empiric program, how they are used, why they are used, and how their dosing amounts and dosing schedule can be varied to achieve a more individualized program.  He will discuss some alternate and additional products that can be used in the CSP and the indications for those products. He will also discuss some of the co-morbid conditions that predispose people to chronic infection/inflammation and how those conditions can be identified.  Cost $10 (will be available for viewing for 12 months after purchasing)

MULTI-SYMPTOM MULTI-MICROBE INFLAMMATION - WILLIAM LEE COWDEN, MD, MD(H) -  Many people today are chronically ill with multiple symptoms.  Many of the symptoms are caused by inflammation in the affected tissues/organs.  Inflammation is most commonly caused by the immune system’s response to microbes and/or toxins.  In most cases, there are various toxins and various microbes in an individual, each contributing to the multiple symptoms of chronic illness.  Microbes commonly contributing to chronic illness in an individual are viruses, fungi, parasites, mycoplasma, borrelia and other spirochetal bacteria, bartonella, rickettsia, chlamydia, etc.  Since pharmaceutical antibiotics have a relatively narrow spectrum of action against such a diversity of microbes, other treatment options would be preferable. Dr. Cowden will discuss some effective treatment options from his experience and from the experience of other practitioners.  The take-home message from this webinar is that there is hope for people with severe, multi-symptom illness. Cost $10 (will be available for viewing for 12 months after purchasing)

NEUROLOGICAL LYME DISEASE: BORRELIA AND CO-INFECTIONS - WILLIAM LEE COWDEN, MD, MD(H) -  Do you have headaches, dizziness, ear ringing, blurred vision, poor coordination, weakness, numbness, brain fog, forgetfulness, neuropathy pain, seizures, or other neurological symptoms?  Borreliosis or Lyme disease is a great imitator, mimicking more than 350 illnesses, including a long list of neurological conditions like these.  Borreliosis is usually accompanied by a variety of other microbial co-infections that also contribute to symptoms. Blood tests for Borrelia are often falsely negative, making it very difficult to diagnose.  Borrelia and co-infections can be transmitted by various routes in addition to tick bites and Borrelia has the ability to pleomorph (change shapes), especially in response to antibiotic exposure, thus becoming resistant to treatment. A predominantly herbal natural treatment program was developed in the USA for Borrelia patients who had failed pharmaceutical antibiotic therapy. Richard Horowitz, MD of New York reported at the 2007 ILADS conference in the USA that more than 70% of his patients with Borreliosis and co-infections who had failed antibiotic therapy improved markedly on this natural herbal treatment program.  Dr. Carsten Nicolaus in Germany in 2012 found that 80% of his chronic Borreliosis patients with co-infections markedly improved on that herbal and nutrient program (the Cowden Support Program). Borrelia has been proven by Dr. Miklossy to cause brain inflammation and dementia. It appears that Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Venous Insufficiency may also be caused by Borrelia and/or co-infections and may be present not only in multiple sclerosis patients but also in chronic Lyme Borreliosis patients. A research protocol and a novel treatment approach will be discussed that may answer these possibilities.   Cost $20 (will be available for viewing for 12 months after purchasing)

INTEGRATIVE TREATMENT OF LYME DISEASE - WILLIAM LEE COWDEN, MD, MD(H) -  In 2003, patients with advanced Stage 3 Lyme Disease who had failed antibiotic therapy were entered into a pilot research study in Dallas, Texas. The 13 patients in the integrative treatment group were treated with a comprehensive program of dietary change, lymph drainage, antimicrobial herbs, detox herbs, homeopathics, enzymes and other nutrients. The 14 patients in the control group were treated by a Lyme-literate allopathic medical doctor in Dallas using the best allopathic therapies available. By the tenth week of the study, there was marked improvement in all patients in the integrative treatment group, and even further improvement by the 18th week of the study. There was insignificant improvement in the control group. Dr. Cowden continued to perfect the integrative treatment program for Lyme disease and in 2007, Richard Horowitz, MD in New York State placed 400 advanced Lyme patients who had failed antibiotic therapy on the empiric Cowden Program with 70% of them improving markedly in 6 months. Dr. Cowden will discuss in this webinar more details of the integrative Lyme treatment program and the developments & research since 2007. Cost $35 (will be available for viewing for 12 months after purchasing)

LYME DISEASE AND LOOK-ALIKES, PART 1 - WILLIAM LEE COWDEN, MD, MD(H) & CONNIE STASHEIM - They discuss the difficulties in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease because of the myriad of other chronic conditions that are either spawned by Lyme or that were present before the onset of Lyme. Lyme Disease mimics more than 350 diseases, several of which may have been present before the onset of Lyme Disease and may have even predisposed the patient to developing Lyme Disease.  Some of the disease processes that mimic Lyme Disease can be brought on by chronic illness and therefore may have been caused by the Lyme infections.  Many of these co-conditions make it much more difficult for a patient to get well after all of the Lyme microbes are gone.  Dr. Cowden will discuss these various conditions and how to treat them so that Lyme Disease (borreliosis plus co-infections) as well as these co-conditions can be more easily identified and resolved. Cost $10 (will be available for viewing for 12 months after purchasing)

LYME DISEASE AND LOOK-ALIKES, PART 2 - WILLIAM LEE COWDEN, MD, MD(H) & CONNIE STASHEIM - They discuss the difficulties in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease because of the myriad of other chronic conditions that are either spawned by Lyme or that were present before the onset of Lyme. Lyme Disease mimics more than 350 diseases, several of which may have been present before the onset of Lyme Disease and may have even predisposed the patient to developing Lyme Disease.  Some of the disease processes that mimic Lyme Disease can be brought on by chronic illness and therefore may have been caused by the Lyme infections.  Many of these co-conditions make it much more difficult for a patient to get well after all of the Lyme microbes are gone.  Dr. Cowden will discuss these various conditions and how to treat them so that Lyme Disease (borreliosis plus co-infections) as well as these co-conditions can be more easily identified and resolved. Cost $10 (will be available for viewing for 12 months after purchasing)


STUDIES

BORRELIOSE CENTRUM AUGSBURG OBSERVATIONAL STUDY SUMMARY

IN VITRO EFFECTIVENESS OF SAMENTO AND BANDEROL HERBAL EXTRACTS ON THE DIFFERENT MORPHOLOGICAL FORMS OF BORRELIA BURGFORFERI - TOWNSEND LETTER. JULY 2010

 

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

THOUGHTS ON HOW GOD HEALS THROUGH MEDICINE – CONNIE STRASHEIM - DISCIPLE LIFE NEWS – MARCH 2013

HERBALS OUTPERFORM ANTIBIOTICS IN TREATMENT OF LYME DISEASE - MAGAZINE FOR COMPLIMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE PROFESSIONALS - SEPTEMBER 2010

A HIDDEN EPIDEMIC OF LYME DISEASE - EXPLORE. MARCH 2009

EXPANDED TREATMENT FOCUS MARKEDLY IMPROVES LYME DISEASE PATIENT OUTCOMES - PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT, SPECIAL REPORT 2008

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SAMENTO, CUMANDA, BURBUR AND DR. LEE COWDEN'S PROTOCOL IN THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC LYME DISEASE - TOWNSEND LETTER, APRIL 2007


 REFERENCE MATERIALS

LYME DISEASE SCIENCE LIBRARY

LYME DISEASE LINKED TO OVER 350 MEDICAL CONDITIONS

 

LYME SUPPORT GROUPS


http://www.wildcondor.com/lymelinks.html

http://www.tiredoflyme.com/online-support-groups.html#.Uz8YkFfQCGc

http://www.lymeinfo.net/support.html

http://www.mdjunction.com/lyme-disease

http://lymeevents.webs.com/onlinesupportgroups.htm

http://www.healingwell.com/community/?f=30

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi

http://www.lymeneteurope.org/

http://www.dailystrength.org/c/Lyme-Disease/forum  

http://canlymec.ipower.com/forum/  


http://lymebusters.proboards.com/board/20/lyme-support-groups

http://latitudes.org/forums/index.php?showforum=17

http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/forum91.html

http://lymecommunity.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/cfrm  

http://www.alsforums.com/forum/general-discussion-about-als-mnd/  

http://www.fibromyalgiaforums.org/forum/general-discussions-about-fibromyalgia/  


http://www.lymeaustralia.com/australian-websites-blogs-support-groups.html