Lyme Disease

The 10 Best Supplements for Lyme Brain

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If you’ve been dealing with Lyme disease for any length of time, chances are you’ve experienced the notorious “Lyme brain” – a troubling array of symptoms that includes brain fog, impaired cognition, mental fatigue, low mood, and anxiety. In some cases, these symptoms can be debilitating, preventing people from attending school, working, and functioning well in their daily lives. ⁠

While antibiotics and other antimicrobial treatments are vital for treating Lyme, these strategies on their own are often insufficient for fully repairing “Lyme brain.” However, antibiotics combined with evidence-based supplements can make a major difference in Lyme brain! Read on to learn about the ten best supplements for Lyme brain that can help you reclaim your mental clarity and a balanced mood!

Vitamin D and Lyme Disease: What’s the Connection?

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Vitamin D isn’t just a vitamin; it actually functions more like a hormone inside the body due to its chemical structure, which is very similar to the structure of other hormones such as estrogen and testosterone.

Vitamin D is crucial for healthy immune system function, which is vital for Lyme disease recovery. Vitamin D levels are frequently low in Lyme disease patients. Beyond its impact on immune function, vitamin D impacts brain health, mood, and muscle function, meaning it may influence multiple body systems affected by Lyme disease. 

Read on to learn about the connection between vitamin D and Lyme disease and how to optimize your vitamin D level!

Keto and Lyme Disease: 5 Ways a Ketogenic Diet Can Aid Lyme Recovery

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The ketogenic diet, or “keto” diet for short, is currently all the rage for managing blood sugar and promoting weight loss. However, the benefits of the ketogenic diet extend far beyond weight loss and blood sugar control. The ketogenic diet can also profoundly reduce inflammation and support the nervous system and immunity, making it a potentially useful tool for Lyme disease recovery. Read on to learn all about the ketogenic diet, its potential benefits for people with Lyme disease, and how to successfully incorporate the diet into your Lyme treatment protocol.

Fasting and Lyme Disease: What are the Health Benefits?

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Fasting is all the rage right now, with people using various forms of fasting for different health goals and conditions, ranging from weight loss to enhancement of cognitive function. While we’re currently hearing much about fasting in the media, this practice is far from a fad diet! In fact, research shows that fasting can significantly lower inflammation, improve immune function, and enhance brain function.

Based on these health benefits, fasting can be helpful for many people with Lyme disease. Read on to learn about the health benefits of intermittent fasting, why these benefits can support Lyme patients, and how to sustainably incorporate this time-honored practice into your life.

The Lyme Disease Diet: Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid

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Unfortunately, many people place nutrition on the back burner during their Lyme disease treatment. However, the truth is that nutrition plays an essential role in your Lyme disease recovery; when your diet is left unaddressed, your recovery from Lyme may be hindered. Read on to learn about the five principles that form the optimal diet for Lyme disease recovery and practical strategies for incorporating these nutrition principles into your life.

What to do for a Lyme Disease Flare-Up

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Lyme disease healing isn’t usually a linear process. For most patients, recovery from chronic Lyme disease involves ups and downs, including occasional flare-ups that may result from a new treatment (such as introducing a new antibiotic or herb), increased psychological stress, or a lack of sleep, to name a few triggers. In this article, I’ll discuss common symptoms that can occur during a Lyme disease flare-up and nutrition and lifestyle strategies that you can use to quench the flare-up and feel better fast! 

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