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Dictyostelium Discoideum, Postassium Iodine and Enzymes

First, a video from Skizit Gesture on Morgellons and a possible link to a slime mold called Dictyostelium Discoideum.

I was wondering the value of posting this video... I think it re-enforces the use of enzymes in treating Morgellons and suggests the use of urea or potassium iodine as well.

At about the time marker 2:36 the video discusses the giant cell formation and how as it matures the cell has 3 layers coat of cellulose and different glycoproteins. I know that many enzyme products have cellulase as an enzyme in them. I wonder if this enzyme can help break down the protective cell walls of the Macrocyst and assist in dissolving the slimemold? I dont recommend anyone tries drinking or ingesting Kleengreen or Ecovie. There are digestive enzymes available that are meant to be consumed.

There are recipes online and at my blogsite that explain the simplicity of making topical/digestible enzymes. There is also a list of suppliers for commercial topical enzymes. 

Homemade enzymes and commercial suppliers

and a video on how to make your own for pennies on the dollar...

Use of Urea to activate DD and enzymes to kill DD...

The presence of urea seems to activate DD though in some studies the use of the enzyme cellulase seems to deactivate it and cause it to breakdown.

Can. J. Microbiol.*22(12):*1751-1755*(1976)

Activation and killing Dictyostelium discoideum spores with urea
David A. Cotter and Richard W. O'Connell

The optimal conditions for activation of Dictyostelium discoideum spores are an 8 M urea treatment for 30 min. The lag between activation and swelling is 45 min. Lower concentrations of urea do not activate entire spore populations. Incubating spores in 8 M urea for 60 min or treatment with 10 M urea for 30 min results in a lengthening of the post-activation lag and a decrease in the final percentage of germination. Urea-activated spores can be deactivated by azide, cyanide, osmotic pressure, and low-temperature incubation.

Activated spores do not germinate if incubated in 1 M urea for 24 h but will complete germination upon resuspension in urea-free buffer. Shocking spores at 45 °C in 8 M urea or incubating spores in 4–8 M urea for 10 h at 23.5 °C causes inactivation. When suspended in urea-free buffer, a larger percentage of these dead spores release spheroplasts through a longitudinal split in the spore case. Sequential enzyme treatment of spheroplasts with cellulase and promise causes them to release lysable protoplasts. The data of these experiments suggest that shedding of the outer and middle wall layers during physiological spore swelling may be a physical process rather than an enzymatic one.

lysable protoplasts... I take this to mean the disintegration or destruction of cells.
(from Wikidictionary)
lysis:1.(medicine, pathology) A gradual recovery from disease (opposed to crisis).  [quotations ▼]
1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Folio Society 2008, p. 157: The older medicine used to speak of two ways, lysis and crisis, one gradual, the other abrupt, in which one might recover from a bodily disease.
2.(chemistry) The disintegration or destruction of cells

Cellulase is an enzyme complex which breaks down cellulose to beta-glucose. Three types of enzymes make up the cellulase enzyme complex. Endocellulase breaks internal bonds to disrupt the crystalline structure of cellulose. Exocellulase cleaves two-glucose units from the ends of the smaller chains produced by endocellulase, resulting in the disaccharide cellobiose. Cellobiase or beta-glucosidase cleaves the beta linkage between the two glucose molecules in cellobiose. Cellulase derived from Trichoderma longbrachiatum is comprised of an enzyme complex consisting of cellulase, a glucosidase, cellobiohydrolase and a glucanase. This complex converts cellulose to beta-dextrins and ultimately to D-glucose. Cellulase is used as a digestive aid, particularly in animals, and for the management of flatulence.

This is not a recommendation to consume topical enzyme products like KleenGreen or Ecovie. They do contain cellulase but should not be used internally. There are enzyme supplements meant to be consumed though. 
Enzyme supplements can be found online such as NOW Plant Enzyme supplements at 
Plant Enzymes 120 Vcaps by NOW

Also the video talks about Actin Fibers associated with this slime mold Dictyostelium Discoideum. At about 4 minutes into the video it is discussed how the fibers are depolymerized with Potassium Iodine. Perhaps this can also be achieved by increasing the intake of Potassium Iodine in the diet? I know that most seaweeds and sea plants have abundant iodine in them. Iodine is sorely missing from most of our diets. This may be why iodinized salt baths work as well as epsom salt baths.


I found this info online at
I've highlighted some of the possible applications that relate to us in red.

LIQUID IODINE (Potassium Iodide)

Consider Liquid Iodine as an addition to the protocol you are already using to treat the following 
conditions, especially with those patients not responding as expected. 

Fibrocystic Breast Disease 15 drops per day

Bowel Gas Associated with Ingestion of Legumes (beans, peas) 6 drops of Liquid 
Iodine with meal. 

Decrease serum Cholesterol 10 drops per day. Use with L-Tyrosine at 1 to 2 capsules per 

Vaginal and Intestinal Yeast Overgrowth 15 drops per day internally and for vaginal yeast 
overgrowth, soak a tampon in Liquid Iodine and insert for 5 minutes every other day for a 
week. Use with ADP.

I have found out that A.D.P. is an oregano supplement used for candida overgrowth among other things... 
Biotics Research A.D.P Digestive Formula Description
Special Dietary Supplement With Emulsified Oil of Oregano 
Delivers Oil of Oregano to Digestive Tract 
Patented Formulation 
Positively Impacts Intestinal Organism
 Biotics Research A.D.P Digestive Formula -- 120 Tablets - Vitacost

Thick Mucous (to thin)15 drops per day. 

Stiff Neck 20 drops per day. 

Tonsillitis gargle with 10 drops in a glass of pure water 3 times daily until condition abates. 

Viral Infections 20 drops per day. Helps to reduce T-Suppressor cells. Consider using with 
Dismuzyme Plus Granules and Bio-Immunozyme Forte. 

Sinusitis 15 drops in 6 ounces of pure water. Use as nose drops 4 times a day. Consider using 
with ADP. 

Acne 20 drops in 6 ounces of pure water, apply topically to the acne daily for 3 weeks. 

Sebaceous Cyst apply directly to the cyst daily with a Q-Tip until the cyst is destroyed. 

Premature Wrinkling 4 drops in a pint of distilled water, apply topically 3 times a week for 2 
to 3 months. 

Nasal Polyps apply topically with a Q-Tip daily for 4 to 5 weeks. 

Sty apply topically with a Q-Tip daily until resolved. 

Thyroid Hypo-function 30 to 45 drops daily. Use with other indicated thyroid 
supplementation, i.e., GTA, Thyrostim, Cytozyme Pt/Hpt, Flax Seed Oil, L-Tyrosine, etc. 

Benign Prostate Hypertrophy 20 to 30 drops daily. Use with Flax Seed Oil and Palmetto Plus.

Mosquito Bites, Poison Ivy, Poison Oak 20 drops in 6 ounces of pure water, apply topically. 
Use for 3 or 4 days or until condition clears. Iodine will reduce the itching tremendously. 

Rheumatoid Arthritis 20 drops per day. Evaluate patient for G.I. dysfunction, leaky gut 
syndrome and sensitivity to grains, especially wheat, rye, barley and oats. 

Exposure to Radiation 15 drops daily use internally. Use with Bio FCTS at 6 capsules daily. 

Local Anti-septic apply topically to cuts, bruises, abrasions, herpes, etc

Ovarian dysfunction 30 drops daily. 

Hot flashes begin at 15 drops daily and titrate the dose up to a maximum of 45 drops daily if 
needed to resolve symptoms. 

Nail fungus 20 drops daily taken internally. Also, using a Q-Tip apply directly to the affected 
area. Use with ADP at 2 to 3 tablets with each meal. 


Caution... before using see the comment below on the different types of iodine and their uses.

TYPES OF Iodine  (click on the Iodine link for excellent info)

Most users use Lugol's, Iodoral, or nascent iodine (also called detoxified iodine or Atomidine). 


Formulation: Iodine 5% + Potassium Iodide (KI) 10% in distilled water. Traditionally used over the last 100 years. Stains badly, unpleasant taste, can cause gastric irritation. Can be used orally or applied to skin (painting). A "drop" is 6.5mg and two drops = approximately 12.5 mg (5 mg iodine, 7.5 mg iodide) or equal to 1 tab Iodoral. Due to recent FDA changes, Lugol's is now available in a lesser formulation..


The tablet form of Lugol's (5%). [Formulation: 5 mg iodine + 7.5 mg Potassium Iodide + colloidal silicon excipient + thin film of pharmaceutical glaze.] 1 tablet = 2 drops Lugol's = 12.5 mg iodine (5 mg iodine + 7.5 mg potassium iodide). Convenient, clean, easy to measure. More expensive than Lugol's


Atomidine One of the Edgar Cayce iodines. 1 drop (0.06 mL) = 600 mcg iodine (from Iodine Trichloride).

Do online searches for other sources of nascent iodines.


This form is given to protect people from radiation fallout.
Potassium Iodide (KI) Potassium Iodide is a basic salt made of potassium and iodine. Its symbol is KI (K = Potassium, I = Iodine). It is a commonly available supplement and comes in various strengths; e.g., 225 mcg, 32.5 mg, 65 mg. The Iodide form is believed to be particularly useful for the thyroid. It is not the supplement of choice for the breast since the breast prefers “iodine” not “iodide.”


Not for oral use. Good for painting or adding to bath water.


Not for oral use, contains alcohol. Could be used for painting.


Because different tissues concentrate different forms of iodine, using a supplement that contains both iodine and iodide is preferable to using a supplement that contains only one form, As mentioned above, the breasts concentrate iodine. The prostate gland concentrates iodine. The thyroid gland and the skin primarily concentrate iodide. Other tissues, including the kidneys, spleen, liver, blood, salivary glands and intestines can concentrate either form. With different tissues responding to different forms of iodine, it would make common sense that a greater therapeutic benefit from iodine will be achieved by using a COMBINATION OF IODINE AND IODIDE. A combination of IODINE/IODIDE (e.g., Lugol's or Iodoral) is much more effective than an iodide only supplement(e.g., SSKI and most other liquid iodide formulations)."

a great video from Sherry Taylor

Remember to consult a MD Doctor who practices Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (C.A.M.) or Naturopathic Doctor who practices holistic medicine before starting a treatment or protocol.


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Comment by Wolfe on October 27, 2012 at 4:43pm

There are recipes online and at my blogsite that explain the simplicity of making topical/digestible enzymes. There is also a list of suppliers for commercial topical enzymes. 

Homemade enzymes and commercial suppliers

and a video on how to make your own for pennies on the dollar...


Certain enzymes are very useful topically in curbing the Morgellons symptoms. Protease, cellulase, papain and chitinase especially seem effective in breaking down cellulose and chitin. Cellulose is a product that results from fungal overgrowth and chitin is the material that arthropods produce in their exoskeletons.It is also the material some fungi use in their cell walls instead of cellulose. The enzymes stop the growth process of these materials. Enzyme products come in ready to use and concentrated forms. The concentrated enzymes are much more economical. Some brands that are effective:

Follow the links above to suppliers.

Using Enzymes in The Bath

These products are available in a ready to use dilution or a concentrated form that must be diluted. Of course the concentrates are more economical as they dilute down to a 1:7 ratio. Enzymes may be added to bath treatments at about 4 oz – 8 oz depending on whether it is a small amount of water or a very full tub. I have found that adding a cup of Baking soda and a cup of vinegar along with 10 – 20 drops of Thieves’ Oil or your favorite essential oil makes for a very effective skin treatment. After bathing it is better to air dry one’s self then with a spray bottle apply a light misting of diluted enzymes to the skin and allow this to also air dry.

Read more at Baths.

Enzyme Topically

This treatment is one that provides immediate relief of Morgellons symptoms such as itching, crawling and “biting” sensations. It is one of the best weapons in one’s arsenal against Morgellons. I have used this treatment on those nights ( a memory for me now) when I felt as if I had laid down in a bed of fire ants. Enzymes are so effective on insects that they can be sprayed on roaches, flies and ants with immediate results. I have also used enzymes applied to small outbreaks and lesions to stop them from spreading and to aid in healing.

To use enzymes in a spray bottle I recommend a larger spray bottle for general use and a small personal size one to keep by the bedside for night-time or for when traveling. Nothing stops the stinging sensation quite so quickly as enzymes. This treatment should become very valuable when one first starts treating Morgellons symptoms.

Spray Bottle Method

Simply fill a clean  32 oz spray bottle with 4 oz of Enzymes and fill with clean filtered water. The ratio is 1 part enzyme to 7 parts water. This is the reason that an “expensive” gallon of concentrated enzyme is much more cost-effective than the ready to use dilutions being sold. The one gallon concentrate will dilute down to over eight gallons.

Warning: Using enzymes to treat “mysterious biting mites” and other pathogens including fungi is an excellent treatment. However, enzymes are produced by a non-pathogenic bacteria and are safe when applied to clean unbroken skin. Do not use in eyes or open, weeping lesions. However it is excellent in bad Morgie’s ears and around the nostril.

For Your Environment

These dilutions of enzymes in spray bottles are excellent to use on bedding, furniture, in cars, on floorboards and walls and just about anyplace that seems to harbor these pathogens.

Enzyme Recipes

There are easy to do recipes for the home fermentation of enzymes. These are highly recommended as the price to produce is 120 times less per gallon than the ready to use enzymes. The only draw back is the time involved in fermenting which is 2 to 3 months. Baker’s Yeast or Brewers yeast can be added to speed up the fermentation time. I recommend a 1/4 teaspoon per gallon. This may cause the need to release the built up gases from the mixture on an as needed basis (1-3 times per day for the first week or two) while active fermentation is taking place. Do not use until the fermentation process in the enzyme liquid has been completed. No more off-gassing and no more froth/bubbles on the surface. The liquid will not be sweet and should become somewhat clear. You must wait until the sugars are metabolized completely and sediment in the solution will clear.

Home-made Enzyme Recipe

I use the half cube 2 & 1/2 gallon water containers with wide lids on top and a smaller lid on the side for the spigot. I also suggest using botanical material in this mix. Oranges, limes, lemons and apples. Adding peelings from papaya fruit would be an excellent choice for the papain. Organic pineapple is another good choice with the bromalain. Chopped fresh herbs such as oregano or basil and other medicinal herbs with antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities would also be beneficial including herbal teas and blends. Eucalyptus leaves or Echinacea flowers are more great choices. Even bits of  cinnamon sticks would be medicinal.

Materials & Ingredients

  • Large 2 & 1/2 Gallon  water container
  • Large novelty punch balloon
  • 2 – 4 lbs fruit ( see above recommendations)
  • 1/4 lb of Herbs or other botanicals (see above recommendations)
  • 16 oz of Raw Honey (preferably Manuka honey) or 32 oz raw sugar
  • 1 packet brewers or bakers yeast
  • 2 gallons of filtered water


  1. Wash and air dry the 2 1/2 gallon container. Unscrew the small spigot and save for later use. Attach large punch ball balloon over the small spigot hole. Unscrew the larger 4  inch lid on the side.
  2. Wash and clean all fruits and finely chop along with other botanicals.
  3. Put a 2 inch layer of fruit and herbs in container. Cover this layer with honey or sugar (maybe a half-inch of sugar and less of honey). Repeat this process until out of fruit or until container is half full.
  4. Add two gallons of filtered water. Leave at least 6 inches of air in the container. Add 1/2 teaspoon of yeast to speed up fermentation time.
  5. Put large lid back on and shake to wet down all ingredients. Water should cover all ingredients. The balloon is now the top of the container. Set aside and check daily for the first two weeks. The fermentation will result in gasses that may need to be bled off. Tilt container away from large lid and carefully unscrew to vent.
  6. Once the sediment has cleared and there are no bubbles the enzymes are ready. This may be as short as one month but may be as long as two months. Use cheesecloth to strain and rebottle. No refrigeration needed. Dilute 1:7 with water before using. Or add 4 oz  to bath undiluted.

NOTE: Use a 3-1 ratio. This means 3 parts fruit to 1 part sugar or Manuka honey if available.


Drink the enzyme an hour prior to eating to stimulate your nerves and promote blood circulation by placing a tablespoon of the enzyme under your tongue and swallowing.

I strongly suggest starting a batch of enzymes when you first order a commercially prepared enzymes. Your batch will be complete about the time you run out of the enzymes you’ve bought. For as little as $8 dollars and 20 minutes (plus fermentation time) I have produced 3 gallons of concentrated (25 diluted gallons) of enzymes. It is very simple to do.

Homemade Body Spray

I have used this recipe in a pinch, when out of enzymes or waiting for an online purchase to be delivered. It is effective enough and easy to make. It involves many of the ingredients that you should have in stock in your cupboard.

  • 1 cup hydrogen peroxide (3% household variety)
  • 1/ 8 cup salt (table salt or espom salt)
  • 1 cup Borax
  • 2c hot water (optional substitute one cup of water with vinegar)
  • A few drops of Essential Oil (optional but helpful… especially Lavander or Peppermint)

Add all ingredients to an empty one quart spray bottle. Shake and let Borax and salt dissolve. Shake often. Works for fleas, animal mange, mites, Lyme Disease. I have substituted vinegar for one of the cups of hot water before also.
Spray on skin and amd allow to air dry up to three times a day.

For the cleaning the house I sometimes add essential oil of teatree, eucalyptus, etc.


The hydrolyzing enzymes include:

(1) Amylases, which catalyze the digestion of starch into small segments of multiple sugars and into individual soluble sugars.

(2) Proteases, (or proteinase), which split up proteins into their component amino acid building blocks.

(3) Lipase, which split up animal and vegetable fats and oils into their component part: glycerol and fatty acids.

(4) Cellulase (of various types) which breaks down the complex molecule of cellulose into more digestible components of single and multiple sugars.

(5) Beta-glucanase, (or gumase) which digest one type of vegetable gum into sugars and / or dextrins.

(6) Pectinase which digests pectin and similar carbohydrates of plant origin.

(7) Chitinase, dissolves and cleaves chitin at the joints of arthropod exoskeletons (as a mechanism for molting when the insect is ready to shed it’s old exoskeleton and grow/harden the new one. Dissolves chitin in fungal cell walls. Applying a chitin dissolving enzyme to arthropods causes the exoskeleton to split apart at the seams PREMATURELY/INSTANTANEOUSLY resulting in instant death for the bug.

Comment by Sherry Taylor on October 15, 2012 at 5:10pm

He Tony P from Windsor made it here...yay..he has been helping people with  Morgellons for years..and people with other things...that may be related.

And they don't have to cost a fortune..but you may be spending a few hours brewing things

I got stuff to make a low frequency sleep on but Gordon D's friend Jason made me one..still afraid of soldering..Tony says...just do it..ya..girl here..but I do have to try.

Tony P is getting a lot better..he has a radio show too..although I haven't heard it..more concentration on my reflection on him.

WE need more warriors for the common people..thank you Tony's long Italian

And thank you glad you are still..I need the still calm voice of reason.


Comment by Cea Blue on October 11, 2012 at 12:50pm


Yes, you can't just focus on one area and ignore other essential steps, it all has to be dealt with. For example I refuse to eat GMO now, I still have the sugar cravings that I'm working on. The skin has to be constantly addressed and the immune system is the most important to fight back.

You have all the information to heal and have presented well.


Comment by Wolfe on October 11, 2012 at 11:32am

Thanks Cea,

This is old news but I thought I would post it here in case anyone had missed it... Skizit posted this video two years ago in Oct 2010, Jan Smith had been down this same path in 2006. I had found these abstracts/papers and a few others and was interested in them because they have trials that show different methods used to eradicate D.D.

I still think that different people have different manifestations or stages of this illness and that is why there are so many different symptoms.

That is also why a single minded approach to this often only works for a short time. Every aspect of this must be dealt with, often at the same time, often requiring dietary and lifestyle changes that are permanent.


Comment by Cea Blue on October 11, 2012 at 3:23am


Good to see you still active. This is great information.

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