Lyme disease is an infection transmitted by a bite from an arthropod (insect or spider) vector, such as a deer tick. Lyme disease isn’t classically associated with gastrointestinal symptoms, at least not in the early stages of infection. However, a growing number of individuals with Lyme disease report gastrointestinal symptoms, including abdominal pain, bloating, gut […]

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Do you struggle with brain fog, joint pain, chronic fatigue, skin issues, or food sensitivities? If you do, you may have a “leaky” gut. “Leaky gut” is the colloquial term for “increased intestinal permeability,” a physiological phenomenon in which gaps develop between the cells that line the small intestine. These gaps allow substances to escape from the gut into the bloodstream, triggering an inflammatory response by the immune system that can adversely affect nearly every organ of the body. In my clinical practice, I often find leaky gut to be a significant problem in my clients with Lyme disease and mold illness. Repairing leaky gut is essential for restoring whole-body health, including promoting Lyme disease and mold illness recovery. Read on to learn about seven foods and nutrients you should include in your diet to support leaky gut repair.

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In both my clinical experience and personal health journey, I found that addressing gut imbalances is a crucial stepping stone in the pathway to Lyme recovery. In fact, in my own decade-long journey with chronic Lyme disease, I found that I could not tolerate Lyme-specific treatments until I had improved my gut health. Read on to learn why resolving gut imbalances can dramatically improve tolerance for Lyme treatments, allowing you to address infections while also improving digestion, energy, mood, and your quality of life.

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Chronic illnesses such as Lyme disease and mold illness are often accompanied by decrements in the body’s natural detoxification capabilities. In such illnesses, the continual circulation of toxins and inflammatory signaling molecules overwhelms our innate detox pathways, creating a vicious cycle of toxicity and illness. Bile is a digestive fluid that plays a critical role in facilitating the excretion of toxins from your body and in maintaining a healthy gut microbial balance. Read on to learn how foods and nutrients can be used to support bile flow, enhancing your detoxification pathways and gut health.

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Hi everyone! I’m really excited to share with you a guest post that I recently wrote for Chris Kresser, M.S. LA.c titled How to Limit Restrictive Eating and Develop a Healthy Food Mindset. In the functional medicine space, I’ve found that there is very little talk about the potential risks of restrictive diets (such as elimination diets, gluten-free diets, etc.) on our mental/emotional health and mindset around food and our bodies. My concerns led me to write this article, which offers tips that I think can help all of us improve our relationship with food and our bodies!

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Hi everyone! I’m really excited to share with you a guest post that I recently wrote for Chris Kresser, M.S. LA.c titled Help Clients Recover from Lyme Disease with Diet and Nutrition. While the post is geared towards dietitians and clinical nutritionists who work with clients with Lyme disease, I believe that the topics discussed in this guest blog are helpful for anyone looking to optimize their recovery from Lyme disease.

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