Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease in humans and animals. It can lead to symptoms like chronic fever, skin rashes, swollen and painful joints, lack of appetite and mood changes. In animals, Lyme disease can cause extreme fatigue, unexplained lethargy, change in bark in dogs along with other debilitating symptoms. Doctors generally prescribe antibiotics to treat Lyme disease. This should be the first line of treatment for Lyme disease and, in most patients, its symptoms go away within 2-3 weeks of starting the drugs. However, in some people and animals, Lyme disease can cause lasting symptoms like joint pain, fatigue and extreme weakness with brain fog. So today, we will talk about Lyme disease natural treatment such as dietary changes, essential oils, as well as herbal supplements that strengthen the body and prevent the symptoms from recurring.
If you are wondering whether there is a cure for Lyme disease, the answer is yes. However, and as with other natural treatments for common disorders, Lyme disease natural treatment also takes time. You will need to use all remedies diligently. Acupuncture is one such therapy. Seek help of a reputed acupuncturist and take these sessions as directed. Reiki, meditation and energy healing can also help. All these alternative Lyme disease cures target chronic stress to prevent pain and inflammation in the body.
2. Dietary changes
Many Lyme disease sufferers have seen good results in their symptoms by switching to a gluten free and sugar free diet. Paleo diet is especially beneficial because of its high protein, high fat content which destroys and starves the Lyme organisms. Note that Paleo diet fats are good fats like coconut oil, olive oil and avocados, walnuts, seeds and nuts. You need not make a drastic change: start small. For example, you can resolve to eat one meal paleo and 2 meals regular but with focus on complex carbs like brown rice. Drink plenty of water to flush out toxins. Continue taking all medicines as prescribed by your doctor. Exercise moderately but also rest adequately. Avoid nightshade vegetables like eggplants, potatoes, tomatoes and green peppers which affect the joints and aggravate arthritis. Reduce intake of dairy and wheat as far as possible.
3. Apple cider vinegar
Organic, raw and unfiltered ACV can fight inflammation in the body. Take a glass of water mixed with 2-3 tbsp of organic apple cider vinegar on an empty stomach, daily. You can add some juice or honey to make it more palatable. Drink at least 2 glasses per day-one in the morning and another at night. This will help rebalance your system and make it more alkaline.
4. Lugol’s Iodine
Iodine deficiency can aggravate Lyme disease symptoms. Take a few drop of Lugol’s Iodine to increase energy levels. Continue taking Lyme disease treatment doxycycline and other antibiotics for as long as your doctor has prescribed them. However, taking iodine and Apple cider vinegar side by side can help prevent fatigue and strengthen the body.
5. Supplements for Lyme disease
- Lysine-Of all the supplements for Lyme disease, this is the most important one. Take 2 grams of L-Lysine 2 times a day or as directed by a physician. This can suppress the bacteria, prevent Lyme disease rash and strengthen the immunity to prevent the condition from worsening.
- Magnesium-Low dose magnesium glycinate taken 3 times a day 9175 mg 3 times a day) can prevent muscle tightness, and clicking sound in the tendons and joints which many Lyme disease patients suffer from. Take Epsom salt baths.
- Blood root-Take 10 drops of organic blood root 2 times a day along with Vitamin C.
- Black cherry Glutamine powder-Take one scoop of the powder in the morning prior to breakfast to kill Lyme disease organisms.
- DHEA-take 2-3 capsules of DHEA 3 times a day.
- B complex- Take 2 capsules containing all B vitamins including biotin, niacin etc.
- Uva Ursi-Contains Arbutin-so take up to 10 grams of Uva Ursi or 400 mg Arbutin. Contraindications include nausea and vomiting.
- Probiotics- These kill bad bacteria and replenish good bacteria. You can take supplements or eat plain yogurt, kefir etc.
6. Bee venom
This is a popular natural chronic Lyme disease treatment. Take a teaspoon of bee venom which has natural compounds and peptides that fight the Borrelia spp bacteria known to cause Lyme disease. However, you must use this remedy with extreme caution especially if you are allergic to bee stings.
7. Borax showers
Chronic Lyme disease sufferers can benefit from Borax baths. Some patients also ingest food grade borax but take this cautiously and in low doses. It can help with arthritis symptoms of Lyme disease.
8. Cannabis oil
9. Colloidal Silver
Take ½ tsp of colloidal silver with water or yogurt to eliminate bad bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
Apply Echinacea topically to the tick bite and also ingest 5-6 drops of Echinacea tincture to strengthen immunity.
11. Grapefruit seed extract with Oregano oil
Take a few drops of grapefruit seed extracts and oregano oil mixed with some orange juice. This will strengthen your immunity and give you much needed energy.
Do a 3 day juice fast with plenty of water, green juices and smoothies. Starving the Lyme disease bacteria in this manner can help. You can also try watermelon or lemon and orange fasts. Just eat the chosen fruit and nothing else for 2-3 days. Drink tons of water too.
13. Hot spices
Lyme bacteria hate heat so eat hot spices like cinnamon, ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper etc. Eat plenty of these. Take the supplements of these spices too.
14. Hydrogen Peroxide
Take hydrogen peroxide baths (add 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide to bathwater and soak in it for 20 minutes. Also ingest food grade hydrogen peroxide in a glass of water daily.
15. Homeopathic Ledum 30x
Take a few pellets of Ledum 30x or talk to a homeopath about exact dosage.
16. Oil pulling
Oil pulling detoxifies the body and throws out all the bad bacteria through the saliva. Pull any oil (though sesame, sunflower or coconut oil works best) and swish a tablespoon of it around in your mouth. Do this for 20 minutes before spitting it out.
Try these natural remedies for chronic Lyme disease to see a difference in your symptoms.