This recipe that I made on the 4th of July was tasty enough that I felt it was worth sharing! It combines watermelon, English cucumber, red onion, mint, basil, and a simple vinaigrette, making an easy but delicious side dish! This dairy-free, Paleo cucumber watermelon salad is full of anti-inflammatory phytochemicals, including lycopene (from the […]

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Are you a sweet or savory breakfast person? In my work with clients who have Lyme disease, I’ve found that many are “sweet breakfast” types of people. However, these clients also tend to experience instability in their energy levels throughout the day, chronic fatigue, or fluctuations in their mood. When I point out that the […]

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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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