Diets for Lyme Disease

Navigating the most appropriate diet for a Lyme disease patient can be difficult, but good nutrition is such a crucial part of any treatment regimen that it is well worth addressing. Lyme disease is an illness caused by bacteria that is typically transmitted via ticks, but may also be spread via lice, fleas, mosquitos and other insects. I believe that maintaining optimal nutrition is crucial for Lyme disease sufferers, but there is limited information on what people should eat, and […]
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Dr. Nicola’s Blog Talk Radio Interview on Lyme Disease

Click the play button to hear Dr. Nicola McFadzean’s interview with Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness. Lyme Disease is one of the fastest-growing and most misunderstood conditions in this country. During the interview Dr. Nicola discusses how Lyme Disease is contracted, how it is treated, and why the medical community is resistant to the disease’s very existence as a chronic infection. The interview ends with dialogue on Dr. Nicola’s The Lyme Diet book, and how it can help Lyme patients […]
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Lyme Disease Diet and Lifestyle Factors

Tips for Nutrition and Lifestyle to Heal From Lyme Disease   Drink 2L daily of clean, filtered water – helps to flush out waste material Reduce foods that cause inflammation – gluten, dairy, any foods with IgG intolerance Diet should comprise mostly of lean, organic proteins, fruits and vegetables, healthy fats such as olives, avocado, coconut, flax oil Ensure adequate fiber to sweep/ detox bowels – flax seed, psyllium Minimize sugars, caffeine and saturated fats Sleep – maximize sleep before […]
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Natural Lyme Disease Treatment Without Antibiotics

The Role of Naturopathy in Treating Lyme Disease   A holistic approach is important – simply hitting bugs over the head with a hammer is not enough.   Immune Function We want the body to be able to fight the infection itself. The following are beneficial to keep in mind for immunity when treating Lyme disease: Avoid nutritional factors that suppress immune function such as sugar Transfer Factors – researched to boost NK cell activity (general and Lyme specific) Beta-glucans […]
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Lyme Treatment – Acute vs. Chronic Disease

Lyme disease can be classified as either Acute or Chronic depending on the duration of time that has passed since the initial infection. Lyme disease treatments differ depending on whether it is an Acute or Chronic case being addressed.   Acute Lyme Disease Treatment Treatment rendered between 6-8 weeks post infection. If high enough doses and treatment are started early enough, it can eradicate the infection.

Lyme Disease Tests

Chronic Lyme disease is predominantly a clinical diagnosis. Lab tests are used to back up the clinical impression and positively identify the presence of Lyme disease and co-infections.   ELISA First test done as screening test. ELISA is measuring an immune reaction but is not highly sensitive – most cases missed. A negative ELISA test does not rule out Lyme disease. This is not considered to be a sensitive test.

Lyme Disease Coinfection Symptoms

Co-Infections and Lyme Disease While Borrelia might be the underlying infectious agent in Lyme disease, there are other co-infections that may co-exist with Borrelia.

Ways to Identify Lyme Disease

Could it be Lyme Disease? Lyme Disease is often called “The Great Imitator” Lyme infection can mimic the following conditions: MS ALS Parkinson’s fibromyalgia chronic fatigue syndrome rheumatoid arthritis autistic-spectrum disorders (kids) many other disorders

What Is Lyme Disease

Definition of Lyme Disease By definition, Lyme disease refers to an illness caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. This definition has been expanded to include other strains of Borrelia such as afzelii, andersonii, garinii.

Lyme Disease in Australia

In the following slides from a recent presentation in Sydney, Dr. McFadzean demonstrates why there is a need for heightened awareness around Lyme Disease and its various co-infections in Australia.