Is Lyme Disease an Autoimmune Disease or is it the Trigger?

Is Lyme Disease An Autoimmune Disease

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 […]

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How to Optimize Your Child’s Nutrition for Lyme Disease Recovery

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.

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Healthy Recipes: Anti-Inflammatory Guacamole with Arugula Recipe

I have a new (very simple) recipe for anti-inflammatory guacamole on my website that incorporates a somewhat unusual ingredient – arugula! The result is a very green and fresh guacamole that tastes great on top of a salad or with your favorite tortilla chips.

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Your Guide to the Ketogenic Diet for Lyme Disease

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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Guest Post: Help Clients Recover from Lyme Disease with Diet and Nutrition

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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The Best Lyme Disease Diet Part 2: Support Your Immune System

In Part 1 of this series, I covered the critical role that nutrition plays in quelling Lyme disease-associated inflammation. In this post, I am going to cover the importance of nutrition for optimal immune function, an essential factor for anyone recovering from Lyme disease.

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