I think its a VERY IMPORTANT part of lyme recovery. Low carb fresh organic foods is so important. Lyme spirochetes feeds off sugar...eating high carbs and high GI foods is a feeding ground for Spirochetes. Low carb will only help and once your adapted to eating low carb it is so beneficial. Remember quality over quantity always. I'm a big diet advocate and seeing people who have lyme eating bad foods makes me simply cringe. High carb diets are also very inflammatory and cause crazy blood sugar swings. Blood sugar is already an issue for us lymies. If any of you have questions about diet and need guidance please contact me and I would be glad to help.
The base diet should include low carb, non starchy veggies, healthy proteins, healthy fats. No gluten and limited dairy. Check out "the Lyme diet" book it has been a crucial part of my recovery.
Fresh organic foods help your body function. If a fresh organic food diet isn't helping you, you should look at your treatment protocol because that's probably where the real issue lays.
Blood sugar isn't always an issue for us lymies. Not me.
And not all Lymies need to be dairy and gluten free.
Not everyone with lyme can afford organic foods. Many of us can't work and aren't able to purchase organic foods on a regular basis.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi