Lyme disease management tips

Lyme disease management tips

Lyme disease, also known as Borreliosis, is a bacterial infection which is most common in the Northeast and Midwest United States.

Lyme disease is usually spread through tick bites. It first causes a rash, headache, and fatigue, but can eventually become serious and affect the heart and nervous system. Early diagnosis and antibiotic treatment are crucial to a full recovery.

Here are some tips that help treat Lyme disease:

Low sugar diet:

A key to treating Lyme disease is to prevent yeast in the body. Dr. Nicola McFadzean, a nutritionist from San Diego explains, “Sugar feeds yeast. It is as simple as that. If we are trying to deprive yeast of its food source, we need to keep the sugars and carbohydrates away from it. Feeding the yeast with sugars allows it to flourish.”

Green tea:

It is very important to keep the heart healthy and the immune system strong when fighting Lyme disease. Green tea is packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and heart healthy compounds. It can be taken as a supplement form, or brewed a few times throughout the day.

Filtered water:

Water is so great for our bodies in so many ways, including treating Lyme disease. Water flushes out toxins from our blood, and oxygenates our blood. It also helps to strengthen and regulate our immune systems.

Fresh raw veggies:

It is very important that we eat foods that are low in carbohydrates and fat when dealing with Lyme disease. Veggies are low in carbs and fat, and high in fiber and protein. Fresh vegetables also contain the vitamins necessary to maintaining a strong immune system.

Raw dairy products:

In a publication from the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society states that Lyme patients should consume a diet high in proteins. Dairy products such as eggs, milk, cheese and yogurt are packed with proteins that help fight Lyme disease.

Alkaline foods:

Alkaline foods help balance pH levels in our blood, which takes stress off the body’s immune system so it can fight Lyme disease.

REFERENCES:

1. Ryan, Sheryl. “Why Is Eating Alkaline Foods Important? | Greenopedia.” Why Is Eating Alkaline Foods Important? | Greenopedia. Greenopedia, n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2013.

2. Attar, Gloria. “Herbs for the Treatment of Lyme Disease.” LIVESTRONG.COM. Livestrong, 29 Apr. 2010. Web. 11 Feb. 2013.

3. Board, A.D.A.M. Editorial. “Lyme Disease.” PubMed Health. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 26 Aug. 2012. Web. 11 Feb. 2013.

4. McFadzean, Nicola, ND. “Nutrition and Lyme Disease.” Nutrition and Lyme Disease (Feb/March 2010) Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. Townsend Letter, Feb.-Mar. 2010. Web. 11 Feb. 2013.

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