Written by Dr. Diane Mueller
Lyme Disease Treatment is pretty complex and complicated. You can go to many different sites and find many different opinions. So where do you start? We suggest weighing out pros and cons of different treatment options, but ultimately you want to find an approach and philosophy that resonates with you and your body. Ready to get started with care? Learn more about our clinic HERE.
There is much debate amongst Lyme Literate Doctors about how to treat Lyme Disease. Some docs are very pro antibiotics others a very against antibiotics. Some doctors think doxycycline works great, other docs do not like it. What makes Lyme Disease treatment so complicated is how different individual to individual responds to various treatment strategies.
The Method we use for treating Lyme, Mold, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and more is called the: My Lyme Doc Method. This is an acronym which stands for:
M= Metabolic Support: This prong focuses on providing the body with the necessary nutrients and supplements to support the metabolism and help the body fight off the Lyme and mold. This can
include vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It also involves proper hormone balance including thyroid, adrenal and sex hormones. Mitochondrial health also falls into this area.
L = Lifestyle changes: This prong focuses on making lifestyle changes to support the body in fighting off Lyme and mold. This can include stress management, sleep optimization, and avoiding
environmental toxins. Lifestyle changes also include working with the mind, mindset and emotional body.
D = Detoxification: This prong focuses on supporting the body’s natural detoxification processes to help remove the Lyme and mold from the body. This can include detoxifying the liver, colon, and
M = Microbe Balancing: We need to support the growth of the microorganisms in and on us that keep us healthy and work on killing the microorganisms that lead to any dysfunction.
You can find links below to some specifics on antibiotics, natural treatments as well as other treatment topics. In this article we will be discussing some big picture treatment strategies that we feel are important no matter which treatment strategy you choose. You can click on any of the links below for more specific information on those topics.
Lyme Disease comes from the bacteria Borrelia, which is a bacterium. One of the things that is fairly unique about this bacterium is that it has the ability to take on different morphologies (shapes). This is important from a treatment perspective because different antibiotics/herbs will address different shapes. Therefore, we need to be careful about only using one particular herb or antibiotic because it will typically target only one shape and can create a situation where the bacteria simply morph to a different shape.
To make this simple to understand, image going to a costume party. Your costume is so great that your friends do not recognize you. Once you have announced who you are and they recognize you, you go to the bathroom and change into a different costume. All of a sudden, no one recognizes you anymore. This is analogous to the morphologies of Lyme and antimicrobials. Antimicrobials will target a certain morphology (costume) that Lyme is presenting as. When Borrelia realizes it is under attack as it has been recognized by the antibiotic and the immune system, it will simply change its costume. Unless there is another antimicrobial that is being taken to address the new morphology (costume), Borrelia will fly under the radar and be unrecognized by the immune system. 
 Rudenko, N., Golovchenko, M., Kybicova, K. et al. Metamorphoses of Lyme disease spirochetes: phenomenon of Borrelia persisters. Parasites Vectors 12, 237 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3495-7
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