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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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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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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Blood Sugar, Lyme Disease and Diabetes – What is the Connection?

High blood sugar isn’t just a concern for diabetics; emerging research suggests that it also has significant health implications for people with Lyme disease. In this research update, I’ll discuss the adverse effects of high blood sugar on Lyme disease outcomes and offer evidence-based recommendations for improving blood sugar control so that you can support your body in its recovery from Lyme.

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