Lyme disease is a complicated infection that is caused by a tick bite from the borrelia burgdorferi species. Lyme symptoms can start with flu like symptoms, headaches, muscle and joint pain. A “bulls eye” rash may occur at the spot of the tick bite.
Over time, the symptoms can continue to worsen and turn into a long-lived inflammatory condition and autoimmune illness.
Weakened immunity, inhibited cellular function, systemic bacterial infections, and environmental factors such as toxicity should be addressed when treating lyme disease.
Top Foods for Lyme Disease Diet
When it comes to beating any chronic health problem including lyme disease, diet is key. Focus on foods that support immunity and reduce inflammation then remove foods that cause immune reactions. Here are the best foods to include on a lyme disease diet:
Bone broth – Bone broth (made from scratch) provides important amino acids and minerals that can help heal your body.
Foods high in probiotics – Try to add high probiotic fermented foods such as kefir, amasai, sauerkraut or kimchi. These fermented foods contain probiotics essential in helping repair digestive and immune health.
Fresh vegetable juice – Vegetables juices are high in nutrients, electrolytes that can support the immune system.
Omega-3 fats – These essential fats reduce inflammation and improve cellular health. Consume wild caught fish, chia, and flaxseeds on a regular basis.
Clean lean protein – Consuming quality protein sources helps improve cellular energy and metabolism. Poultry, wild caught fish and grass-fed beef are excellent choices.
Foods to Avoid
Gluten – A gluten-free diet can help improve immune and inflammatory reactions.
Cows Dairy – The protein in cows dairy, called A1 casein, can trigger a similar reaction as gluten and therefore should be avoided.
Sugar – Feeds yeast and bad bacteria that can feed infections.
Processed foods or foods with additives – These foods contain chemicals that will make your condition worse.
GMO – Genetically modified organisms contain herbicides and pesticides that cause autoimmune reactions.
Top 5 Lyme Disease Natural Remedies
#1 Probiotics (50-100 billion units daily)
Can naturally boost immune and fight off infection.
#2 CoQ10 (200mg daily)
Supports cellular function.
#3 Fish Oil (1,000mg – 2,000mg daily)
EPA and DHA (omega-3 fats) help reduce inflammation.
#4 Vitamin B-complex
B vitamins, especially vitamin B6 and B12, help with energy metabolism.
#5 Cordyceps and Maitake Mushrooms (1,000mg daily)
Can naturally boost the immune system.
Vitamin D3 and Magnesium are two other powerful nutrients that can eliminate lyme disease. Also, advanced therapies like vitamin C chelation and hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be beneficial.
Essential Oils for Lyme Disease
Frankincense oil can help modulate immune reactions and reduce inflammation. Take 2 drops of frankincense internally 2x daily. Also, you may consider putting 2 drops oforegano oil mixed with coconut oil on the bottoms of the feet 2x daily. Helichrysum, lemongrass and clove oil may also be beneficial.