Biofilms have been recently 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
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
"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
This understanding has opened up a whole new world in the
ability for scientists and medical doctors to understand and treat chronic Lyme disease.
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