What can you eat with Lyme disease?
There are many dietary changes that can help with Lyme disease.
While your list of safe foods may look a little different, some nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory foods include:
- Leafy greens.
- Healthy Fats and omega 3’s like avocado, salmon, flax and flax oil.
What should you not eat with Lyme disease?
The ‘red flag’ foods that feed inflammation and Lyme are gluten, dairy, and sugar. Many of us have experimented with various gluten-free, dairy-free or other diets.
Is cheese bad for Lyme disease?
This is because those foods can weaken the immune system, cause yeast overgrowth (candida), and cause inflammation. Many doctors also suggest eliminating dairy, since it can be inflammatory. In her book The Lyme Diet, Nicola McFadzean (Ducharme), ND lists these foods as the biggest problems for Lyme patients.
Does Lyme disease stop you from eating meat?
A growing body of evidence shows that the lone star tick—most prevalent in the southeastern U.S.—could be the cause of an allergy to a carbohydrate known as alpha-gal, which is found in red meat.
Do you gain weight with Lyme disease?
Now that we’re able to recognize that bout of “mono” as my first brush with Lyme—now that I’ve experienced my second rapid weight gain—I’m starting to understand how this illness ravages the body and the mind. Stubborn weight gain is not unusual in that the bacteria damage the metabolism, thyroid, adrenals, and gut.
Can stress cause a Lyme flare up?
Stress, it turns out, is a leading factor in Lyme relapse. “Getting that stressed out is like walking into a minefield of ticks,” my doctor told me. Stress causes a release of cortisol, which can speed up the reproduction of Lyme bacteria.
Does Lyme disease feed on sugar?
The Lyme diet supports the immune system. This generally means eating fruits, vegetables, and high quality proteins to give you the raw materials your body needs. It means avoiding sugar, which suppresses the immune system, and other substances your body may react to. The Lyme diet promotes healthy digestive function.
What triggers Lyme disease flare ups?
Chronic Lyme Disease causes continuing, low-grade symptom flare-ups, and can occur when a patient has been infected for more than a year before seeking treatment or when steroids have been prescribed prior to the Lyme diagnosis.
Can I eat bananas with Lyme disease?
Very sweet fruits: banana, grapes, dried fruits, candied fruit, raisins, dates, canned fruits.
What vitamins help Lyme disease?
Supplements for Lyme disease
- vitamin B-1.
- vitamin C.
- fish oil.
- alpha lipoic acid.
- cat’s claw.
Does sugar make Lyme disease worse?
Can you tell me about the basic tenets of the Lyme diet? First of all, avoid refined sugars at all cost. Sugar is very immune suppressive and it also can feed candida. A lot of people with Lyme have candida issues, whether they’re on antibiotics or not.