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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Baked Rosemary Parsnips

In my opinion, root vegetables are majorly underappreciated! Save for Thanksgiving, few Americans enjoy root vegetables as much as they should, or at least that’s what I’ve observed amongst my client population. However, root vegetables have many redeeming qualities! For one, they are an excellent source of carbohydrate, yet are unlikely to trigger significant blood sugar fluctuations due to their high fiber content. Many root veggies are also good sources of potassium, folate, B vitamins, manganese, and antioxidants. One of my favorite root veggies is the humble parsnip. If you’re ready to expand the nutrient-dense carb options in your diet, check out my simple recipe for rosemary roasted parsnips!

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10 Nutrients Necessary for Healthy Brain Function and Mood in Lyme Disease

Chronic infections, such as Lyme disease, can disrupt our neurochemistry, the biochemical activity occurring in our nervous system that regulates our cognition, mood, and mental health. Neurotransmitters, chemical messengers of the body that transmit signals from nerve cells to target cells, control neurochemistry. When the delicate neurochemistry of our bodies is disrupted, symptoms such as anxiety, depression, brain fog, mood swings, irritability, and reduced stress tolerance can occur. These are, unfortunately, common symptoms amongst those with Lyme disease. Read on to learn about the nutritional factors that can help balance your neurochemistry, supporting your mental and emotional wellbeing as you recover from Lyme disease.

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The Importance of Detoxification for Healthy Immune Function

A growing body of research indicates that environmental toxins hinder healthy immune function. Toxin-induced immune dysregulation may make it difficult to recover from chronic infections, such as Lyme disease. While our bodies are equipped with systems for removing toxins, these systems quickly become bogged down in our modern-day world due to the sheer number of toxins we face. Read on to learn how toxins compromise immune function and why detoxifying your body using science-based nutrition, lifestyle, and supplementation strategies can support healthy immune function and, if you have Lyme disease or another chronic infection, may assist you in your recovery.

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