What is an Anti-Pathogen Treatment?
Here at LTYG we refer a lot to anti-pathogens! But what exactly are they and what do they do? Today I want to provide some clarification on anti-pathogens and tips on how to take them.
An anti-pathogen is a drug or supplement that counteracts the effects of a pathogen, which then leads to the question of what pathogens are.
Pathogens are microorganisms that can cause diseases such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and worms. It can really be any animal that causes damage or disease in the body, such as: B. bad bacteria ingested after eating bad food or even parasites.
Learn More About This Basic Way To Heal Your Gut!
In her 8 Key Steps video, Jini mentions that IBD diseases are actually infectious diseases. The “infectious” part probably started with some type of pathogen. So, if you’re still having trouble curing IBD, most likely you still have an underlying infection or organisms in your GI that haven’t been treated.
Now there are levels of healing … so use caution before buying any antipathogen on the market! It’s usually best to start anti-pathogens when you are stable with your systems and body. So don’t start when you are in the middle of an intense torch.
Why? Because anti-pathogens disrupt the flora in the digestive system by simply doing what they’re supposed to – kill the “bad guys.” Unfortunately, since the anti-pathogen eliminates bad bacteria from the gut and body, this killing can also cause temporary flu-like symptoms. This is actually known as the Herxheimer reaction and is very normal! These “dying off” symptoms (this is called because the pathogens are dying) is why it is best to start slowly – not in the midst of severe symptoms – because by taking an anti-pathogen, you will increase those negative symptoms cause.
Most likely, you didn’t get this disease overnight, so you’ll need to cleanse it slowly or you can do further damage by jumping into it too aggressively. It is best to start with a LOW dose and increase it slowly. If you’ve never taken an anti-pathogen before, you can start with just 1 drop. Yes only one! Then see how your body reacts.
I could literally drink only ONE drop of wild oregano oil for 6 months, and I would still feel very sick if I didn’t start detoxing 20 minutes after consuming it. I had so many toxins stored in my body! If that sounds like you, check out my interview with Jini about all of my detox tips and protocols.
To arrive at a therapeutic dose, you may want to take more than one drop, but keep your body pace. For some, smaller doses work more often throughout the day than larger doses all at once. This is your time to experiment and see what your body is telling you – listen to your gut 🙂
Your body needs space, time and detox to get rid of all nasties. But how do you detox? Go to the search box on this blog and type in “detox” to see all of our posts on the topic – including detox food recipes. Jini also wrote a fantastic blog post about Using an Infrared Sauna to Detox and Cure IBD. I recommend reading if you haven’t already.
Jini’s Lazer tapping class is also an amazing way to detox. It helps to shift energy (as typing is often focused on “letting go”) and is therefore an excellent mediator for releasing what no longer serves you – physically and energetically. I type when I get a HERX reaction and it helps my symptoms subside as I shift that stagnant energy!
How Often Should You Take Antipathogens?
Depending on the severity and your healing stage, this will vary. If you stick to the slow and low suggestion, it can take you a year to hit a therapeutic dose … or you can get there in a day with no problems. Everyone is so different, so it’s best to start slowly and listen to what your body needs.
Most important, however, is the need to turn anti-pathogens on and off. This is the part that a lot of people don’t know about. You are not going to be receiving anti-pathogen treatment every day for the rest of your life – and the reality is that you should only be using one anti-pathogen until the infection goes away. It’s not intended for long-term, everyday use, but sometimes our intestines are so full of toxins that it takes more than one cycle to clear out all of the bad guys. This is where cycling begins.
Per Jini: “You can toggle on and off as needed as you may have a bacterial / fungal hybrid that has a dormant / active life cycle. It can take up to 3 years to completely erase. ”Many people (especially those with stubborn infections) prefer to switch between olive leaf and wild oregano so the pathogens don’t get used to a substance – they believe it is a stronger approach.
Lean back into your body wisdom to clarify how long you need to take an anti-pathogen, which one, and what dose. And if you need a little more guidance, I suggest you seek private coaching with Jini’s recommended practitioners (which I did).
ALWAYS take probiotics!
Jinis Wild Oregano Oil Protocol (in her Healing Guide: Natural Treatments for Intestinal Infections and in one of her great books) always combines the use of wild oregano with a potent probiotic. This also applies to ANY anti-pathogen regimen as the anti-pathogens kill the “bad guys” – so you want to make sure the “good guys” (or beneficial bacteria) are replenished! Probiotics and anti-pathogens need to be at least 2 hours apart as you don’t want to kill the good bacteria you ingest – so don’t put them together!
I personally want to have a routine:
- I take my probiotics and other supplements that need to be on an empty stomach when I wake up in the morning
- Then I drink my morning shake
- In the morning I take a dose of anti-pathogens. This way I consume them before I have lunch again, as ideally they should be taken on an empty stomach.
- Then I wait a couple of hours, take a second dose, and then wait before having dinner.
However, this isn’t the only schedule that works! I recommend finding out what is best for your routine, body, etc. If you need guidance, here are some additional resources to help you navigate a confusing schedule of additions:
Confusing Supplement Plan – HELP!
Confusing Supplement Plan – 4 Simplification Tips
Before & after examples of supplementation plans
I can also honestly say that the Listen to Your Gut Shoppe offers the best of the best when it comes to products! Both the wild oregano oil and olive leaf extract are available in capsule and drip options. If you are new to using an anti-pathogen, you should start with the droppers (as you have more control over the dosage):
Olive leaf extract capsules
Olive leaf extract (dropper)
Wild oregano oil (capsules & droppers)
Try to keep your feet on the ground wherever you can on your healing journey – use lazer tapping or Jini’s guided meditations – as trying these different techniques will give you a full insight into your body. And make sure to check out the ANTI-PATHOGEN Treatments on your healing journey if you haven’t already! You changed me. 🙂
Have fun healing!
Linsy is Jini’s assistant. From a highly sensitive / reactive case of ulcerative colitis to a completely drug and surgery-free case using only natural methods, Linsy understands the interplay of mind / body / spirit on the healing journey firsthand.