Many of my clients with Lyme disease and other chronic infections come to me with a lengthy list of food sensitivities. I do not doubt that there is a relationship between chronic infections and food sensitivities. I have experienced this connection firsthand, having dealt with severe histamine intolerance, salicylate sensitivity, FODMAP intolerance, and sulfur intolerance at various points in my Lyme journey. Read on to learn about the relationship between Lyme disease and food sensitivities, and how to get started on the path towards food sensitivity resolution and a expanded diet.

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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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In my recent book, The Lyme Disease 30-Day Meal Plan, I mentioned that in my clinical practice, I’ve found most of my clients with Lyme disease do best including some sort of animal protein in their diets. While I attribute much of this benefit to the unique micronutrients found in animal proteins, including heme iron and vitamin B12, another reason animal proteins are so healing in Lyme disease is due to their beneficial effects on muscle mass maintenance. Read on to learn why maintaining and building muscle mass is essential for optimizing immunity and Lyme disease recovery, and why animal proteins are the best dietary proteins for achieving optimal muscle protein synthesis.

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The ketogenic diet is currently all the rage for people seeking weight loss and enhanced physical performance. However, a ketogenic diet can also be beneficial for people with complex chronic illnesses that have a strong neuroinflammatory component, including Lyme disease. 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 overall Lyme treatment protocol.

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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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On my new client intake forms, I ask clients to write down their top three health concerns. For many of my clients with Lyme disease, stubborn weight gain or an inability to lose weight is marked as a primary concern. Chronic Lyme disease can make weight loss challenging, if not downright impossible, for several reasons. Read on to learn about factors that contribute to Lyme-related weight gain and how you can support your body in achieving a healthy, sustainable weight.

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