The chronic inflammation caused by Lyme Disease may cause joint pain, muscle pain, brain fog, fatigue and more. A decrease in symptoms may be achieved by limiting the body’s inflammatory responses to Lyme Disease and tick-borne illnesses with some simple lifestyle changes to your daily diet and exercise routine.
- Remove gluten, dairy and sugar from your diet, which are highly pro-inflammatory foods
- Consume a diet that consists of mostly lean proteins, fruits and vegetables and foods that are high in healthy fats and have anti-inflammatory properties like fish, flax oil and avocados
- Consume foods that are high in fiber, like beans, broccoli and berries to help detox the bowels
- Drink at least 64 ounces of water daily, to help flush out toxins and waste
- Avoid caffeine, alcohol and saturated fats
- Be sure to get 7-9 hours of sleep per night
- Engage in gentle exercises, like yoga, swimming or walking several times a week
- Take a high-quality probiotic that contains at least 8 different bacterial species, including the core five: L. Plantarum, L. Acidophilus, L. Brevis, B. Lactis, and B. Longum.
- Take a good multivitamin that supports the immune system
- Add good quality supplements to your diet like Japanese knotweed, curcumin and a high-quality fish oil to help reduce inflammation
- Take an Epsom salt bath, which may help relax the nervous system and detox the body
- Try alternative pain therapies such as acupuncture and shiatsu massage
Disclaimer: These tips are for informational purposes only and are not intended to provide health or medical advice regarding the treatment of any illness or disease. Any information presented is not intended to take the place of a consultation with a health care professional.