I think that a lot of our food sources especially fruits and vegetables have different bacteria from the dirt and soil actinobacteria strains definitely being a part of that and I'm sure animal protein is probably getting infected with bacteria as well seeing that cows graze on grass. Some people are in tune to this stuff and know their bodies well to pick up on it and others are not. That's why it's great to have forums like this so we can help each other out. Especially when one comes across a natural remedy. Knowledge is power! I believe pine tree oil, probiotics, and possibly diatomaceous earth are in my future for experimentation to see if I can come up with a cure for t. whipplei. This bacteria still fascinates scientists because they know so little about it. A bacteria that can act like a fungus and protozoa and hide inside the body in macrophages is some serious bacteria almost a super mutant one if you will. There has to be something that can kill or degrade this stuff though.