Chronic Stealth Infections

(Lyme, Candida, PANDAS/PANS and more)


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Holistic Support for Chronic Stealth Infections

First Step Family Wellness offers a unique program to help support a person with chronic infections, which involves chronic stealth infection testing using applied kinesiology and homeopathic protocols specifically formulated to support each infection.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a chronic stealth infection?

They are called chronic stealth infections because they are hard to detect and hard to treat for the following reasons:

• They hide underneath the surface, not being detected by the immune system. The bugs are smart. For example, Borrelia is a stealth pathogen that has 600 genes, whereas a typical bacteria has only 6-15.
• You can live with a lot of infections for a long time before the body is broken down enough to show symptoms. This can happen when the system is under a lot of stress: physical, chemical, or emotional.

The most common diagnoses that involve chronic stealth infections are Lyme disease and Strep (PANDAS/PANS). Lyme disease includes infections of the bugs: Borrelia, Bartonella, Babesia, and Ehrlichia. PANDAS/PANS often involves children who fight recurring streptococcus. Often, the children with PANDAS/PANS diagnosis have a Lyme component or other infections as part of the main issue.

Unfortunately, for many people, the infections do not stop there. Some of the other infections that can go right along with the Lyme bugs and Strep are: Epstein Barr Virus, Candida Albicans, Mycoplasma, Cytomegalovirus and the list goes on and on. One person can have many of these bugs hanging out in their system. This is why each person can present very differently with symptoms and not one person can be treated the same way. This can become very complex and it is important to find a practitioner that is experienced and continues to learn about how to help the body deal with these infections.

Which chronic stealth infections do you offer support for?

We offer testing and support for the following chronic infections:

  • Lyme
  • Anaplasma
  • Bartonella
  • Borrelia
  • Babesia
  • Epstein Barr
  • Virus Chlamydia
  • C. Diff
  • H. Pylori
  • Valley Fever
  • Strep
  • Mycoplasma
  • Peptostrep
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Giardia Lamblia
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Coxsackie
  • Candida
  • Albicans Brucella
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Hepatitis
  • Nanobacterium
  • Respiratory virus
  • Parasites
  • HHV-6
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Toxoplasma
  • Mold
How does someone get a chronic stealth infection?

There are many ways that someone can be exposed to these bugs. Most people hear about tick borne illness and think that this is the only way to be exposed to some of these bugs. Along with tick bites, there are other ways of transmission:

  • Mosquitos
  • Spiders
  • Fleas
  • Sexually
  • Saliva
  • In utero

This is how one person can have many of these infections at one time. It also seems like once the body has been opened to one infection, it opens the door and allows others to just flood right in.

How do you target the chronic stealth infections?

Targeting the specific infections that are in the body is done by teaching the immune system how to recognize that the bug is living in the body. We use DesBio Symptom Therapy kits and homochord dropper bottles to teach the immune system to go into action against the bug and clear out the biofilm as the bugs die off.

You can address multiple bugs at one time, but our testing will determine which ones are a priority and if your body can handle doing multiple at one time, when we test for infections. We typically see that one person can handle addressing 3-7 bugs at a time.

  • The first phase with the DesBio Kits is to ramp up the immune system.
  • The second phase is for passive immunity.
  • The third and fourth phases are deeper treatments to clear the bugs from the deep tissues in the body.
  • After the entire series, therapy is completed. The body will now recognize the stealth bug, if it were ever exposed again and immediately jump into action fighting the bug on its own; this creates a level of immunity to these bugs after the protocol is completed.
Do you offer support for children with chronic stealth infections?

Yes! We modify the support protocols for children, which reduces the cost for children as well.

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy supports each person’s unique individuality with the aim of stimulating their own healing ability.

A doctor trained in homeopathy selects the most appropriate remedy based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of health. Different people may have to take different remedies for the
same set of presenting symptoms. A doctor versed in homeopathy will consider many things when choosing a remedy including spiritual, emotional, mental and physical aspects and finds the ‘like cures
like’ match for them.

Remedies can come in the form of pellets, tablets, tinctures, and creams. They are derived from plant matter like arnica and belladonna as well as animal matter like bees. The process includes diluting the
original matter many times over. Homeopathic remedies are the energy of the plant or material that it is made from.

Minimum dosing is effective, giving the body just what it needs to help fight ailments. This allows remedies to be effective with having no side effects and they are gentle enough to be used on infants, children, and pets.

How do I know if I have a chronic stealth infection?

Unfortunately, most of the allopathic (traditional western) medicine does not recognize or understand chronic stealth infections; so often they are misdiagnosed or go untreated. It is possible you or a family member have been suffering from the effects of a chronic stealth infection and not even know it.

Common chronic stealth infection symptoms include:

  • Extreme fatigue (chronic fatigue)
  • Hard time losing weight (thyroid/adrenal functions)
  • Food or chemical sensitivities
  • Anxiety/depression (gut issues)
  • Pain (fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, restless leg syndrome)
  • Nervous system issues (multiple sclerosis, tics, sensory issues)
  • Any hard to explain symptoms
  • Chronic low iron or anemia
Why isn’t the traditional testing accurate?

We would love to review any previous testing you may have had completed, but typically we have not seen accurate results from traditional testing. One reason this is the case is because many of these infections attack the immune system and don’t allow it to sound the alarm; which is how traditional blood work detects infection.

Meet Our Chronic Stealth Infection Support Providers

Dr. Jeanne Sandheinrich, D.C.

Dr. Jeanne Sandheinrich, D.C.

Co-Founder, Chiropractor

Dr. Ryan Sandheinrich, D.C.

Dr. Ryan Sandheinrich, D.C.

Co-Founder, Chiropractor

Dr. Michelle Brungart, D.C.

Dr. Michelle Brungart, D.C.


What People Are Saying

The only place who was willing to treat pediatric lyme patients. Absolutely amazing care for the whole family. Incredibly knowledgeable and humble. They know how to heal people and are willing to respect the patient knows their own body and needs as well. The staff feel like family. Their chronic infection care is worth every penny. The large scope of care is amazing too. Hard to find any other a place with so many options for true healing.

Tara C.

I can not say enough good things about the doctors and staff. My kids have been going there for the last 2.5 years and we are working with Dr. Jeanne and Dr Michelle to clear hidden infections. When we started there my oldest had severe anxiety, OCD symptoms and rage. Within months of starting treatment my son was returning back to his old self. His tics, rage and anxiety were much lesser and he was enjoying trying new things (something he wouldn’t do before) Since then I have had each of my children tested and we are working on their health. Not only are they knowledgeable but they are so supportive and loving. I recommend them to everyone that I can.

Tiffany K.

Dr. Michelle is the best! We went to her, to help our son with PANDAS, and she has been AMAZING!!! we are finally getting our sweet boy back! There have been a few adjustments, where he was very aggressive and out of control of himself, she adjusted him, and he was right back to his normal, happy self! We will continue to see her, and will now be bringing our daughter to her!

Katie R.

Chronic Stealth Infection Support in St. Louis

Pricing for Chronic Stealth Infection Testing and Support

We are committed to offering affordable care to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to prioritize their wellness. For more information on our chronic infection testing and support and to inquire about pricing, please contact our team.