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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