The Surprising Links Between Lyme Disease and Food Sensitivities

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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Why Gut Health is Crucial for Lyme Disease Recovery

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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10 Surprising Factors Preventing You From Losing Weight

Body weight regulation is a priority for many of my clients, particularly many of my clients with Lyme disease and mold illness. Many of my clients come to me feeling frustrated about their inability to lose weight or improve their body composition, despite doing seemingly everything “right” with their diet and exercise. While diet and exercise are crucial for supporting a healthy body weight, several other factors fly under the radar that significantly influence energy balance. Read on to learn about ten factors that affect energy balance and metabolism, beyond just diet and exercise, so you can reach your healthy weight!

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Protein, Muscle Mass, and Lyme Disease Recovery

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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Nutrition for Optimizing Dental Surgery Outcomes

In the chronic illness community, many patients struggle with dental health issues. I have had my fair share of dental issues, including recurrent cavitation infections and three cavitation surgeries over the past six years. Throughout my healing journey, I’ve learned just how great an impact dental infections and dental health can have on whole-body well being. Thanks to my personal health journey and my clinical nutrition experience, I’ve developed a deep understanding of the impact of nutrition on dental health and post-dental surgery outcomes. In this article, you’ll learn how to use nutrition to optimize your healing outcomes after dental procedures such as cavitation surgery, and how to eat to support your long-term dental health.

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