It’s uncommon to find a pharmaceutical medication that improves health at a root-cause level. Certain antibiotics and other antimicrobials (such as those used in Lyme disease treatment) are technically root-cause medications because they address underlying infections. However, most other drugs in the conventional medical compendium treat symptoms, not the underlying causes of those symptoms. There […]
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 […]
Lyme disease is an infection transmitted by a bite from an arthropod (insect or spider) vector, such as a deer tick. However, Lyme disease is often associated with autoimmunity, including positive antinuclear antibodies (ANA), rheumatoid factor (RF), and symptoms such as joint swelling and rashes. Autoimmune disease is a condition in which the immune system […]
I recently had the pleasure of joining @lauraschoenfeldrd for a guest podcast episode on The Fed and Fearless Podcast, where we discussed the importance of nutrition for supporting Lyme disease recovery. Since most of the content I generate on my website is written content, it was fun to have the opportunity to verbally share my thoughts on why nutrition and lifestyle are so crucial for recovering from the complex, nuanced illness that is Lyme disease. If you’re dealing with Lyme disease, you’ll definitely want to give this podcast a listen!
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.
Lyme disease is on the rise not only in adults but in children as well. While often overlooked, nutrition is an essential tool for supporting Lyme recovery in children. It has critical impacts on immune system function, gut health, inflammation regulation, and neurocognitive processes, including mood and behavior. Read on to learn how to use strategic nutrition changes to support Lyme recovery in children.