Lyme Disease and Nutrition

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
— Hippocrates

Lyme Disease Is Rampant

If you have been diagnosed with Lyme Disease, or if you have an array of symptoms that cause inflammation in your body, you need to consider the importance of healthy eating more than ever. 

Lyme disease can be one of several co-infections that are transmitted to humans from a tick. Ticks multiply rapidly and are found in tall grasses and on many animals, most commonly the deer, chipmunk and mouse. 

Essential Foods

An anti-inflammatory diet will aid in recovery from Lyme because it provides solid nutrients while avoiding foods that can inflame the body. 

Make It Simple

  • When recovering from an illness, it is important to know what foods to eat and to make the foods available and easy to prepare.  Here are some of my basic recommendations:
  • include organic fruits and vegetables with every meal
  • include copious amounts of fluids from plain water, lemon water, herbal teas, soups
  • limit meat to grass fed organic 
  • include fermented foods like sauerkraut and pickles and organic plain yogurt
  • include whole grains
  • include garlic, onions and mushrooms
  • include olive oil and organic butter
  • exclude nightshades ( peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant)
  • exclude alcohol and caffeine
  • exclude sugar and white your products

Learn to Cook and Eat at Home

Don’t be embarrassed or intimidated if you have been eating out for so long that you’re not sure how to cook.  There are a surprising number of people who fall into this habit, particularly if you don’t have much energy because you don’t feel well.  

But with support you can develop simple cooking skills that will make it easy for you to take these highly nutritious and healing foods and start eating them to heal your body.  

Combining a healing foods diet with specialized Lyme treatment will give your body the support it needs to recover. 

Lyme Resources

If you suspect you have Lyme but are testing negative on conventional medical tests, refer to the following resources for more information: