Dear All, I've been reading much about Olive Leaf Extract as a natural anti-biotic that kills Mycoplasma but doesn't cause all the yeast distress that Anti-Biotics do. Anyone have luck with Olive Leaf Extract? Below is a message I got from the Road Back Foundation message board: ************************* DEAR GROUP, FOLLOWING IS AN ARTICLE EVERYONE SHOULD READ ABOUT OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT: WHEN I FIRST TRIED TAKING OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT IT THREW ME INTO A TERRIBLE HERX.... SO IT WAS KILLING SOMETHING ???? REMEMBER, THE AP DRUGS SUPPRESS BUT DO NOT KILL MYCOPLASMA BACTERIA. IN ADDITION, I HAVE READ ARTICLES WHEREAS, AP DENTISTS TELL PATIENTS TO OPEN THE CAPSULES AND BRUSH YOUR GUMS AND TEETH WITH THE OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT, THIS WILL GREATLY IMPROVE YOUR GUMS... IT HAS MINE... HERE IS THE ARTICLE !!!!!!!!! Return to article page To print: Select File and then Print from your browser's menu. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This story was printed from FindArticles.com, located at (Edited to remove URL) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients May, 2001 Olive Leaf Extract as a Main Therapy in the Antimicrobial Supermarket. Author/s: Morton Walker During the period April 5th to July 20th, 2000, a noted 68-year-old writer/philosopher who we will call Rhoda (pseudonym) of Los Angeles, California came down with a variety of body debilitations. Her symptoms indicated that she suffered with two disabling conditions, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. An enthusiastic health professional advocate of treatment with olive leaf extract for these health problems, Al Robert Franco, MD, FACR, Medical Director of the Arthritis Center of Riverside, California, prescribed his favorite antimicrobial remedy to Rhoda. As a result, Dr. Franco's patient showed some mild symptomatic improvement right away. Later, working with Dr. Franco, Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MT, who is affiliated with Drew University School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California and Immunosciences Laboratory, Inc. of Beverly Hills, California, agreed that Rhoda had been invaded by one or more newly identified pathological microorganisms, the mycoplasmas. Mycoplasmas are prokaryotes, cellular organisms lacking any true nuclei and nuclear membranes. Rather, the nuclear material of prokaryotes consists of a single double-stranded DNA molecule, not associated with basic proteins. Belonging to the class Mollicutes, mycoplasmas are the smallest of all free-living self-replicating bacteria known.  They possess no cell wall and only a limited genome of between 600 to 1500 kbp. This characteristic makes them highly dependent upon their host for survival, much like viruses. [2,3] Several studies implicate mycoplasma species as cofactors in numerous clinical conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and the Gulf War syndrome. [4-6] If any patients exhibit overlapping symptoms of chronic illnesses, mycoplasma invasion should be considered as a reason and defined by microscopic evaluation of the patients' blood. [7,8] During the course of her successful treatment in Los Angeles, Rhoda found it necessary to depart suddenly and visit a second home she owns in Lubbock, Texas. It was in the suburban community of Kerrville, near Lubbock, that a definitive diagnosis pinpointing the organisms was made for her by Anand Mehendale, MD, a microbiological specialist who is currently investigating mycoplasmas for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Mehendale and his associate, Mark Goldman, PhD, both participating in the Phoenix Medical Associates of Kerrville, Texas, found that the woman was infected with three specific mycoplasma organisms: Mycoplasma fermantans, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Mycoplasma genitalium. At the time that he made the precise diagnosis for Rhoda, Dr. Anand Mehendale was unaware of the efficacy of olive leaf extract for eliminating almost all pathological microorganisms. The patient decided to offer my book Nature's Antibiotic: Olive Leaf Extract, to Dr. Mehendale to read and later placed a telephone call to me. Rhoda requested my recommendation for a more effective brand of olive leaf extract than the usual health food store varieties. I referred Rhoda to the Seagate[R] brand of olive leaf extract manufactured by First Fishery Development Services, Inc., of San Diego, California. Thus, under Dr. Mehendale's supervision, the patient took an initial dose of six 450 mg capsules of Seagate[R] daily in divided doses of two following each meal. She did this dally for just three-and-a-half months, and experienced excellent results. Rhoda addressed the following letter to me: "Dear Dr. Walker: The olive leaf extract that you recommended has completely wiped out the mycoplasmas in my blood. The result is excellent, thank you. Most of all, however, Seagate[R] cured my irritable bowel syndrome with which I had been diagnosed 45 years before. During the entire time, I had been very constipated and underwent hundreds of X-ray examinations, drug prescriptions, endoscopies, and more for counteracting this bowel condition. But olive leaf extract improved my life like nothing else you could imagine. It changed the way I thought about my body. My bowels work now the way they should. I've introduced Seagate(r) Olive Leaf Extract to many doctors, such as Joel Baseman, PhD, world renowned mycoplasma specialist, and Claudia Miller, MD, author of Chemical Exposures: Low Levels, High Stakes, and many more docs. Dr. Mehendale is now very impressed with olive leaf extract. Thank you again, Dr. Walker, for the publication of your book and for your recommendation." The proof of Rhoda's statements are presented in her before-and-after laboratory reports. Writing on July 20, 2000 to A.W. Mehendale, MD, regarding this patient, Anita Busqauets, PhD, microbiologist with the GeneTex, Inc. microbiological laboratory of San Antonio, Texas advised: "The mycoplasma detection tests performed on blood obtained from your patient, Rhoda, are now complete, and here is the result: DNA from Mycoplasma fermantans was detected. DNA from Mycoplasma pneumoniae was detected. DNA from Mycoplasma genitalium was detected." Thereafter, on November 9, 2000, following the patient's use of Seagate(r) Olive Leaf Extract and reporting once again to Dr. Mehendale, Dr. Anita Busqauets states: "The mycoplasma detection tests performed on blood obtained from your patient, Rhoda, are now complete and here is the result: DNA from Mycoplasma fermantans was not detected. DNA from Mycoplasma pneumoniae was not detected. DNA from Mycoplasma genitalium was not detected." Dr. Anand Mehendale's patient, Rhoda, has now been declared cured of her multiple mycoplasma infections. A Supermarket Filled with Brands of Olive Leaf Extract When my book was published in the fall of 1997, there was hardly any market for olive leaf extract, for it had been sold mostly by mail order. Only three companies manufactured the generic product and a dozen distributed these few generics under their own brand names. By the time of publication of my book's third edition early in 1999, three more manufacturers had appeared and 20 olive leaf extract products were sporting their separate labels. Today, a supermarket of individual brands exist - perhaps more than 60 of them - all marketed with promotional claims for excellence. The olive leaf extract industry has blossomed. _______________________________________ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE CAN BE FOUND AT (Edited to remove URL) MAY/73959933 ________________________________________ YOU SHOULD ALSO DO YOUR OWN SEARCH ABOUT OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT, EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT SOME GREAT OLE LINKS !