Red sage is my favorite liver-supporting herb for patients in my office with tickborne illnesses. It is especially vital for anyone with Anaplasma because of Anaplasma’s love for causing havoc in the liver. Another key feature is Red Sage’s immune balancing properties that are important in Anaplasma. Because Anaplasma directly infects Neutrophils (a type of white blood cell), it is a classic case of the fox invading the hen house. After Anaplasma infects these cells, it disables them so that the body is unable to adequately fight and clear the bacteria, thus allowing it to survive. Red Sage is particularly good at balancing out the immune’s system ability to fight Anaplasma that is trying to literally survive inside your own white blood cells.
Liver Support Liquid
I cannot stress enough how active Anaplasma is at inhibiting good liver function. Indeed, most of the symptoms from Anaplasma are truly driven from a downstream, domino effect of the liver not functioning optimally. Three of our favorite herbal combinations for supporting the liver are featured in Liver Support Liquid. It contains silymarin and Oregon grape root, two herbs famous for supporting liver function. It also contains yellow dock, which aids in emptying bowels. While silymarin is extremely common in any liver herbal formula, I find it to be protective of the liver but not particularly boosting of liver function all by itself. The addition of the Oregon grape was a big find in my career that helped me get better results than when I used a silymarin based product alone.
Why do I hear about Lyme, Bartonella, and Babesia but don’t hear a lot about Anaplasma?
Can the herbal tinctures be combined together?
What do I do if the herx effects are overwhelming or “show stopping” from the Red Sage?
What if I can’t tolerate anything?
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