You're absolutely right jaguar57 because when I had my endoscopy done to be tested for whipples disease they did not find it in my intestinal tract which means it has spread to other areas of my body and deeper into the tissues even the doctor told me that. He was an excellent gi doctor. And I wonder if I was partly to blame for causing that by self treating myself with various natural remedies. I know t. whipplei acts as a bacteria, fungus, and protozoa all in one. Can Turpentine help with something like that or just make matters worse like you mentioned?