Fig 1. The three stages of the Chlamydophila Pneumonaie lifecycle: the spore-like Elementary Bodies (EB), the replicating Reticulate Bodies (RB), and dormant Cryptic Bodies (CB). The microbe can interchange between stages to improve its chance of survival.

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Fig 2. Each medication in the Combined Antibiotic Protocol (CAP) is targeted at a particular Chlamydophila Pneumoniae lifestage. Protocols used by the leading Cpn specialists are listed here for comparison.




Stratton / Vanderbilt Protocol

Wheldon Protocol

Thibault Protocol


Indicative Medication Costs (based on Australian prescription medicine market):


N-Acetyl Cysteine  (not a prescription medication)

Minocycline (brand name = Akamin)


Tinidazole (brand name = Simplotan)



Killing Chlamydophila Pneumoniae is accompanied by some unpleasant effects involving the death of the chlamydia organism, porphyria, and effective vitamin B12 deficiency (summarised here, here and here).

To minimise the unpleasant effects of the presence and then annihilation of  Chlamydophila Pneumoniae, it is recommended you follow a paleolithic diet which is composed of 70% complex carbohydrates (fruit/vegetables) whilst avoiding milk, red meat and alcohol. This is similar to the Swank diet, which is detailed here and here. You can customise the diet using an online nutrition planner, or get a referral to a dietitian to provide this service.