Lyme Disease Natural Treatment
Written by Dr. Diane Mueller
Lyme Disease Natural Treatment is a great choice for working with this condition. Because Lyme Disease takes months and sometimes years to treat (especially if it is in the chronic stage), natural treatment oftentimes is better than antibiotics due to fewer side effects and less negative impact on the microbiome.
There are some fundamentals to understand as far as Lyme Disease treatment. Lyme Disease is an infection from the bacteria Borrelia. To understand the treatment of Lyme Disease, it is helpful to understand a bit about the different shapes that Borrelia can take. We discuss that in our blog: Lyme Disease Treatment.
There is a lot to say on natural treatments and we go through that thoroughly in the book: Use Your Mind to Heal Your Mold and Lyme, which can be found on amazon. But we will also explore some of this here!
With Lyme Disease Natural Treatment, we want to first begin with an understanding of how the body works to rid itself of infections. When infections such as Borrelia die, they release a lot of toxic biproducts that the liver must break down and the body has to detox and eliminate. If you do not sweat or have daily bowel movements, you are likely going to have a harder time eliminating toxins that will occur when Lyme Treatment starts.
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Therefore, many people respond best when we start by opening pathways for detox (gently) before we move onto the killing stage. How we open pathways is different from individual to individual. Some ideas that often work include using myrrh, choline or tudca as ways of opening the detox transport system. Lymphatic massage also works well for some people. Depending upon your level of sensitivity, we may start with one of these things before moving onto anything else. For some people, a full detox regimen including supplements that help the liver (such as glutathione, NAC and ALA) can be helpful. It is also good to mention that not all glutathione is the same. Some forms of glutathione are not well absorbed. We find that the best glutathione is a nano emulsified liposomal glutathione. Second best is straight up glutathione and next in line is S-acetyl glutathione.
Once you have pathways of toxin elimination open through supplements, sweating, lymphatic work or through having great bowel movements, we need to talk about actually killing the microorganisms.
Another way of preventing Borrelia from driving deeper into our tissues (as it loves to do), is by giving it a feeding agent. Borrelia needs hyaluronic acid and manganese to survive. By giving the Borrelia one of these feeding agents, we can prevent it from driving deeper into our tissues, but keeping its food in the blood. As long as you are taking antimicrobial herbs at the same time, when you feed the bacteria and it comes out to eat, it will be attacked by the herbs and the immune system.
A super important herb to talk about is cryptolepsis. Borrelia has cells called persister cells. These cells are extremely antibiotic resistant (antibiotic drugs and herbs). In many cases when people treat Borrelia, they start to feel better, but the remnant persister cells are left behind. After weeks, months or sometimes even years, the persister cells come out of dormancy and can create Lyme symptoms again. The research on cryptolepsis is outstanding for working with these persister cells.
Yet another component of Lyme Disease Natural Treatment is working with the entire body. Borrelia can cause thyroid dysfunction, immune dysregulation, gastrointestinal distress, adrenal problems and so much more. Thorough testing for dysfunction throughout the body is super useful when it comes to Lyme testing and treatment. For most people, we want to consider treatment for these various body parts that are negatively impacted by Borrelia, but it is best to test first to see where the dysfunction is before you treat.
Lyme Disease Natural Treatments include the possibilities of herxheimer reactions. Herxheimer reactions occur when people have negative
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