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Get Well Soon: My CLD Protocols


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So far, I’ve had Lyme Disease and Bartonella in complete remission for 4 years, and that includes having spent 6-8 months minimum getting seriously exposed to carbon monoxide.  If one can get hardcore chronic CO poisoning and still not relapse, I think it’s safe to say their treatment system was damn successful.  In total, I dealt with Lyme for about 2 1/2 years before getting it into remission, which is shorter than many people out there, but still long enough for it to have taken over my body on a cellular level.  At my worst, I had fibromyalgia so bad that my legs would not bend enough for me to walk.

I have a document that I’ve sent to many people with everything I did to get well, and decided it was time to post it here for the interwebs at large to have access to.  Some things are more personal than I’d really care to share publicly, but I am doing so for the sake of hoping to help others.  Note that this is just what worked for ME, and is not medical advice from a professional.  I’m just a health foodie chef girl who manages to survive an array of wacky illnesses and wants to share whatever possible to help others recover too.

Lyme Success- What I Did:

-The #1 thing that killed the Lyme was a GB 4000 rife machine.  It costs about $2500, my parents bought it for me.  Basically, it is a
radio frequency machine that bursts both the lyme and the cysts the disease creates inside your cells to protect itself from being killed.
(Antibiotics make the lyme build stronger and stronger cyst protections, which is why people plateau so quickly on them.)  I also
found useful the rife’s programs/settings for pain, detox, etc.  A cheaper option is a doug coil, which can be homemade, or a Hulda Clark Zapper.  Though the cost of the GB 4000 is high, it is cheaper than antibiotics and all their supplies, and much more effective.

-Therapy helped a lot with the entire process.  Lyme eats up your brain and creates whacked out, f-ed up emotional problems; I would sit in the closet in the dark and cry for hours, with no cause or understanding of why.  I’d always been pretty stable before, that
wasn’t normal for me at all and was very scary.  I also had a LOT of awful suicidal thoughts that came as soon as any conflict arose in
life.  I just couldn’t deal with anything without feeling overwhelmed and like I wanted to die.  Therapy not only got rid of all that, it
gave me hope that I would get better, which in turn, I did.  I did DNMS, developmental needs meeting strategy, along with EMDR, eye movement desensitization reprocessing.  My therapist taught me how to be sick, and then, how to be a better version of myself when I got well.

-Supplements are VITAL.  I took daily all of the following: sarsaparilla root, pau d’arco, chlorella, milk thistle, probiotics, proteolytic enzymes, zeolite, krill oil, olive leaf, magnesium, immunity mushroom blend, ubiquinol, and a multiple with high amounts of b/c/d etc. plus an antioxidant blend.

-Acupuncture was the thing that actually catapulted me into wellness.  I had already killed the lyme, but was so overrun with toxins I couldn’t get out that I hadn’t yet felt any recovery.  Acupuncture, specifically the mobile cupping, mobilized the toxins out, and I began recovering the day in late December 2010 that I first had it done.

-Coffee enemas.  I know, major wtf.  But seriously, they helped a lot.  There is pretty much NO way you can get out all the toxins building up from killing lyme without drastic actions.  Google has all the info on how the caffeine stimulates your liver to dump the toxins out.  I did these twice a week, minimum.

-Epsom salt baths with hydrogen peroxide, after every rife treatment.  They help pull the toxins out through your skin.

-Diet. I’ve always been an extreme health foodie, but I had to go as far as cutting out all grains, fruit, etc. for awhile.  Lyme makes bad
stuff grow in your intestines, and both ibs and candida are very common in Lyme patients, so you can’t feed the yeast or it makes the
Lyme stronger by creating a more acidic internal environment.  Incidentally, I had horrific ibs before being diagnosed and fixed both
that and the major candida symptoms with a product called Intestinew by Renew Life.  Organic, unprocessed food is key.

-Kombucha. I drank 16-32 oz a day, which is pricey, but it’s the only thing that ever helped me palpably feel better, plus it’s full of
bio-available probiotics.

-E3 Live: again, pricey.  It’s a good way to get high potency greens,  but I didn’t feel it really helped until I was already on the way to
getting better.

-For insomnia, they gave me ketamine, to which I said no way.  I managed to sleep with large doses of amantilla, which is valerian root
extract, and a chinese herbal complex called an shui wan.

-For pain, a topical cream called Thermoderm provided substantial relief.  It’s cheap.  Also, pot helped with pain, specifically pot with
a low thc to high cannabanoid ratio.

As for what to avoid:
-Lyme disease forums on which everyone is still ill.  Majorly depressing.

-Antibiotics if possible, which only have a 65% recovery rate and a 35% relapse rate anyway and will likely ruin one’s digestive system indefinitely.  They are the standard course of treatment.

-Cowden Protocol, or herbs from it.  The herx (die off reaction) is the worst ever… like bugs crawling all over you, bad drug trip, tear
your eyes out, bad.  This includes samento, cumanda, and the other herbal antimicrobials.  The herbs with it like burbur, pinella,
magnesium malate, and serrapeptase are fine.

The Number One Lesson That Helped Me:

In my interview with the fabulous Blythe of Blythe Raw Live, I detailed my process with Lyme, as well as the statement from my therapist that was utterly transformational to my healing process.  The Lyme clip is only about five minutes total and has some good info, but if you don’t want to watch it all, fast forward to about four minutes in for that part.  I think it’s the most powerful when spoken.  You can watch it here.

Again, I’m no professional!  I grew up in a very holistic household that taught me to always choose natural remedies before Western Medicine when possible.  In my opinion and experience, that is the smartest, most productive, and best way to go for overall health.


  • Carma
    Jun 5, 2012 at 1:37 pm Reply

    What about controlling PANDAS in a kid with chronic congenital lyme? It was caused by Lyme disease. If I go all herbal my kid falls apart.

    1. Ariane
      Jun 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm Reply

      I’m not specifically familiar with that myself- I had to google the term- but a comprehensive rife machine should have settings/programs for it. My sister contracted Lyme from her husband, and her three children with him were born with it; she treated them with both a GB 4000 and the MOPA attachment for it that you can be treated by just by being in the room with.
      I’d think that having a small child on antibiotics for years would have long term immune, digestive, and cns repercussions, at the least.

      1. Carma
        Jun 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm Reply

        Thank you for the info. and honesty. What is CNS?

      2. Ariane
        Jun 5, 2012 at 2:27 pm Reply

        Oh, it’s Central Nervous System. From Wikipedia: “Some of the serious adverse drug reactions (ADRs) that occur more commonly with fluoroquinolones than with other antibiotic drug classes include central nervous system (CNS) toxicity, phototoxicity, cardiotoxicity, arthropathy, and tendon toxicity.[1][2] Children and the elderly are at greater risk.”
        I’m not sure what abx you’re using, but that is a class commonly used, so it came to mind.

      3. Carma
        Jun 5, 2012 at 6:05 pm Reply

        What is MOPA and GB 4000?

  • Ariane
    Jun 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm Reply

    THe MOPA is an attachment for the GB 4000 machine, which super powers it. I didn’t need that myself- I treated at a very low power level initially, and had to work my way up. By the time I got to full power and full time, the Lyme was all dead. The GB 4000 is one of many rife machines, or “frequency generators,” on the market. It’s a device that you hold that literally explodes the spirochetes inside you. It comes with close to 1,000 programs for assorted ailments, so is usually for everything from candida to pain. The frequencies are such to make the organism you’re treating unable to handle them, and they die. It’s a miraculous thing, and has been around since I think the 1950s. Initially they were used for cancer, but the FDA put a stop to that quickly.

  • Andrea
    Jun 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm Reply

    Thank you for the info, hope and inspiration!! Looking at what I can incorporate into CLD protocol on top of TCM herbal formulas. Feeling taxed by toxins. Been getting Moxa to increase energy/qi before acupunc. needles but this week will ask about cupping, which I’ve not had in a looong time. Must commit to detox baths too. Thank you again!

    1. Ariane
      Jun 12, 2012 at 9:11 am Reply

      Thanks for your comment! Detoxing is truly key- they say that what makes you feel bad is usually die off more so than the disease itself. The baths, though kind of a pain, can be made more pleasurable by adding herbs, flowers, or tinctures to the salts/peroxide, so you feel luxurious rather than just regimented.

      1. Andrea
        Jun 15, 2012 at 1:58 pm Reply

        Halle-freaking-lujah, needles for liver and mobile cupping yesterday = considerable reduction in dizziness and fog. Thank you!!! I’m so not a bath person and, up until a couple of months ago, I considered my tap water unhealthy for detox baths. Now must dig deep past fatigue, etc. to just do it.

        1. Ariane
          Jun 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm Reply

          That’s fabulous! Acupuncture is very hit or miss, depending on who you go to- glad you found the right person and made some progress!

  • Andrea
    Jun 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm Reply

    Thank you! So, the good treatment results lasted 1.5 days and then back to almost all of the crud. Guess I should expect that treatment results are temporary (at least in the beginning) supporting detox at home. I know… a detox bath, but I’m soooo exhausted. Maybe time for Kundalini detox yoga. I once experienced incredible and lasting results from a practice but it can be dizzying with the breath work which I guess is why I’ve hesitated this time around.

    Funny you should mention hit-or-miss practitioners because I’ve been fortunate. However, I’m on the east coast trying to nudge someone in the L.A. area to get treatments, and said person seems hesitant without recommendations.

    1. Ariane
      Jun 20, 2012 at 3:03 pm Reply

      The place I go, Body and Soul, is in Mid-City West, in L.A. It’s super accessible, and reasonably priced- I definitely suggest recommending them to your friend.
      I think it’s normal for good results to be a bit temporary initially; my experience has been that the more I continued, the more they stick! Hope that is the case with you. <3

      1. Andrea
        Jun 23, 2012 at 1:23 pm Reply

        Fantastic – thank you for the Body and Soul rec! Happy and relieved to pass it on, supported as well by Yelp reviews – yours included.
        I agree that regular treatment is key. Thank you again for sharing all that you have about your experience. I will be sharing this link with lyme friends for reference and consideration. You are giving hope and changing lives.

        1. Ariane
          Jun 25, 2012 at 9:38 am Reply

          That’s wonderful, thank you! It is the least I can do after having recovered from that… far too many people spend years sick, only to get on antibiotics, get well, then relapse as soon as they get off them. Any word I can spread about curing diseases naturally, I want to.

  • Urban Clinic
    Jul 23, 2012 at 5:49 pm Reply

    Hi Ariane, can you go into more detail about your chronic CO poisoning? How were you able to identigy / diagnose this? I recently moved into a really old building and my first few nights the CO detector was going off. My landlord told me to open a window, and it stopped beeping. But there is an awful rotten old smoke smell that lingers around the non-working fireplace and I’m worried it could be leaking some low-levels of CO. I’ve had chronic health problems, mostly autoimmune, so am very concerned about environmental toxins.

    1. Ariane
      Jul 23, 2012 at 6:29 pm Reply

      Hi, CO detectors generally only go off in life-threatening situations, so your problem is probably VERY bad! This is something to deal with asap.
      We complained for months that something in our apartment was harming us, initially getting tested and retested for mold bc that’s most common. There was a weird exhaust-like smell that came in regularly, and eventually the landlord sent out an HVAC repairman who identified the issue as our downstairs neighbor’s gas range being improperly ventilated. It was venting directly into the crawlspace between apts, and their vent when on was forcing the combustion byproducts and CO in. Combustion byproducts are also incredibly harmful, and have many different symptoms than CO.
      We knew we were ill, but didn’t even know CO was a possibility until we read up on our symptoms and realized they matched chronic poisoning. We then were tested for and diagnosed with chronic CO poisoning and began assorted treatments. We are also suing our landlord, as we have serious long term health problems from this.
      The symptoms of chronic poisoning are somewhat different from those of acute, so I recommend googling that. I also suggest you get the fire dept out ASAP, they have equipment that will detect any amount of CO in the air. Had we done that, the problem would’ve been solved much sooner, and we would have less health issues and even more solid evidence.
      I wish you the best of luck in finding the problem, and urge you do so quickly w/as much professional assistance as possible. We lost one of our pets, and I may never have my full brain function back. Additionally, we are going to spend who-knows-how-long reliving the situation via the lawsuit. Please get help soon.

  • hayley
    Sep 2, 2012 at 7:01 am Reply

    Hi Ariane,

    Thanks for letting us know ur story . iam been suffering from candida for a long time i took accupuncture , herbal supplements nothing is helping me . i was planning to buy GB4000 you think its gonna help with my candida . please help me i dont know what to do.

    1. Ariane
      Mar 14, 2013 at 9:55 am Reply

      Hayley, I’m so sorry I never saw this comment before!
      The GB 400 should definitely help candida, but having dealt with it myself before, a strict candida diet and supplements will usually take care of it. Intestinew is a great product to help repair your insides, and alleviates a lot of the die off symptoms. I hope you’ve got this taken care of now, but please feel free to ask any other questions. My apologies again for missing your question months ago.

  • Lyana
    Mar 13, 2013 at 7:58 pm Reply

    Hi Ariane, are you still active here?
    Anyway, great post, it is good for a change to see an honest review about Lyme Disease.
    I 1000% agree with avoiding forum where everyone is sick, it is the most depressing thing ever!
    I was looking into buying a Rife machine, I am not sure where to start, do you have a specific brand you will recommend, how often did you use it? any suggestion on where to start will be appreciated.

    1. Ariane
      Mar 14, 2013 at 9:51 am Reply

      Hi Lyana,
      I am indeed still active here, and still in remission from Lyme.
      The brand I used for rifing is a GB 4000, which is pricy but very easy to use. It comes pre-programmed with everything you need. Everyone is different, but I used it twice a week for three months, which is how long it took to kill the Lyme. I still use it occasionally for other things when health issues arise.
      If price is an issue, even a DIY Hulda Clark zapper for $20 will be somewhat effective. It would just be more complex to assemble, figure out, etc. Regardless, I recommend a rife over abx any– and every– day.
      Best of luck to you! Feel free to ask any other questions, I’m happy to help.

      1. Lyana
        Mar 18, 2013 at 7:03 pm Reply

        thanks for your reply. I tried to google GB 4000, there are so many out there, it is very confusing. Could you please email me a link to the correct one?

      2. Lyana
        Mar 19, 2013 at 5:45 pm Reply

        Sorry forgot to add my email lylym30 at yahoo dot com. Please email me the site where you go your rife. I can’t find a distributor online. Thanks

  • Assi
    Jul 16, 2013 at 1:56 am Reply

    Hi Ariane thanks for a very informative blog and for sharing your knowledge. I was planning to buy gb4000 for staph and i would like to know the website where you purchased it. My email address is hope you can help me and to hear from you soon. 🙂

  • Assi
    Sep 3, 2013 at 9:17 pm Reply

    Hi Ariane, I purchased GB4000 and was very happy with the results, I didnt use it for lyme though. I used it to treat my chronic PID (1yr and and two months) that got worse due to taking antibiotics for a long time that bacteria got resistant and I had co infections too. Name it, i had all the dreaded bacteria, staph. Epidermidis, enterobacter spp and klebsiella spp. I suffered for a long time, i really praised dr. Rife and the builders of gb4000 for my remission, i also wanna thank you because i chose gb4000 due to your experience with it. I feel 10/10 pain as if im going to die due to pain before, now i only feel 2/10. Im already on my fourth week of gb4000-ing. I know it really takes time before gb4000 can kill the bacteria I have and its been chronic and proliferated inside my body, it was worse and awful but Im glad now. i will keep my gb4000 and take good care of it so it would last. My boyfriend is planning to buy the mopa too since he find the product so amazing and we could also let other people and my friends use it so we could share the blessing. I will update again after a month or two… Regards 🙂

  • Amy
    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:52 am Reply

    This was so encouraging. Such good advice and wisdom. Thanks for not disappearing off the Internet once you were well.
    I keep promising myself that once I am in remission I will canvas the web with my story of recovery- people need hope! Thanks for offering a little hope to me today. Now off to buy a Rife!

    1. Ariane
      Jan 14, 2014 at 11:44 am Reply

      Thanks so much for your comment, Amy! I definitely feel that part of my purpose for getting well was to be able to provide help and guidance for others. <3

  • Lisa
    Jan 23, 2014 at 6:14 am Reply

    Can you send me where you bought your rife? I have had Lyme for 10 years. I have been treating naturally with a detox specialists(extremely expensive). And while I think a lot of things have gotten better, there are things that have gotten worse. Need to get better before my will breaks.

  • Val
    Feb 1, 2014 at 9:49 pm Reply

    Hi Ariane, Thank you so much for sharing your success and protocol. We own a GB4000 & are struggling. Could you please tell me how you chose your frequencies and how you used the GB? We keep trying the 3 main lyme channels, cat scratch channel, as well as Bartonella & Babesia frequencies we found online. Have been very ill for 4 years now. We do epsom salt baths, the FIR sauna, diet changes etc. We are counting on the GB to make a difference. It just gets confusing as to how to use it. Would the MOPA help? It is not in our price range but we are desperate. Many thanks!

  • Stephanie
    Jul 10, 2014 at 12:09 pm Reply

    What kind of magnesium do you recommend? Also, did you feel your legs, crampy,stiff and heavy?

    1. Ariane
      Aug 13, 2014 at 8:54 am Reply

      I use MagMind by Jarrow for mental clarity, and Magnesium Complex by Nature’s Way for sleep. My legs did cramp often, which magnesium helped.

  • Tammy
    Oct 14, 2014 at 12:34 pm Reply

    Thank you for sharing your personal experience! There are shocking amounts of people suffering with these things. Myself included!
    I have been researching the gb4000 but like others could you send the info on where your family found yours. I am trying to find someone reputable. Making my own would be laughable!!
    Thanks again!

  • Theresa Smith
    Nov 23, 2014 at 3:43 am Reply


    I came across your website researching Lyme and zeolite.

    I’m very interested in purchasing the GB4000…can you tell me where you purchased yours.

    My son (now 24) has been sick for 5 years, taking abx and everything else with no improvement.

    thank you for any help, his mom

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