Keep a journal of the food you eat and the herbals you take. Take notes on any that don’t work for you and the reactions you may have had to them. Keep track in the journal of the herbals that do work. Keep a record of how you feel after you eat certain foods. We develop many allergies to foods and this will help you to figure out what you can eat and can’t. Be very careful of the herbals you take some can permanently damage your body and even kill you.
Some of these herbals may not work for you. These are the ones I had the most success with. I will put what I used them for. As for the dosage and safety information I would recommend that you go to http://www.webmd.com . They have lots of information on herbals, they even have information on their safety and drug interactions.
One of the first things you should do is detox. Lyme puts out a lot of toxins when it is dieing. You liver plays a huge rule in fighting the Lyme Disease. Most people recommended water with lemon juice but for some reason that would make me sick. My doctor recommended water with salt in it and that helped a lot. Also drink lots and lots of plain water. Another thing that helps with detoxing is that soaking in a hot tub of water. Lyme don’t like heat either so it also works to kill some of those buggers off. Be careful though if the Lyme has caused you heart problems you can become dizzy when you go to get out of the tub and you can pass out. If you do this and you have heart problems brought on by the Lyme make sure you slowly stand up. Also I don’t get out of the tub until the water has cooled a little so my body temperature isn’t too high when I go to get out of the tub.
Now for the herbals for my renal system. I used Dandelion Tea and Milk Thistle. They tested my liver enzymes and they came back great which I guess is unusual for Lyme sufferers. Dandelion is a diuretic so make certain you keep drinking lots of water. Timing is important. I always took those before I took anything else to get my liver and gall bladder ready. Milk thistle and dandelion have both been shown to help protect the gall bladder and liver.
Detoxing is tough because if you eat too much protein ammonia is created, if you don’t eat enough protein ammonia it created. How to balance that I have no idea. I have found a product that should work very well but I have never tried it is Maxxy-HGH made by Food Science. It has arginine and ornithine witch should help with the ammonia levels from infections. That doesn’t mean I endorse this product but finding one with those ingredients in them should help.
Now for the heart. Most of us Lyme sufferers have a lot of problems with the heart. One of the best things that helped me was Ghee. The best way that I can describe it and it may not be acculturate but your body needs good fats to transport nutrients and to move stuff around your body to help fight infections. Kind of like little transport ships. From what people have told me Lyme attacks that good fat. Ghee helps replace it. I also used Sophora Root for the heart palpitations. It worked fantastic I started to notice the difference within a couple of days. I could feel the palpitations getting milder and milder. The dizzy spells become much less frequent. You will need to get some CoQ-10 and compliment it with Flax Seed Oil. The flax seed serves two purposes from what people have told me. The CoQ-10 needs to be taken with the flax seed oil in order to dissolve correctly or the body can’t use it. It also helps bust the cyst up that the lyme makes to protect itself. I also used grape seed extract to help with tissue repair in the heart.
The Fight Is On, Herbs To Help Fight Infections
For fighting the Lyme I used Kelp for the iodine and chlorophyll that is in it. I only took the kelp a few times a week because it is very high in iodine. I also used Bromelain and Coconut oil because I have been told that they will help fight the bio-films that could form from co-infections. I used wormwood because it is noted for fighting the co-infections. Yes this exactly as directed. Warning people who are prone to having seizures should not use wormwood. I used the tincture and I put it in my tea after I brewed it. If you put it in the tea before the heat will make it so that it won’t work. This was amazing because within a couple days of taking it the throbbing in my head started to go away. As of the writing of this I have not gotten to see an LLMD yet but have had a Lyme test and using the herbals my last Lyme test come back that I have an infection and my body shows it is fighting one but the levels weren’t high enough for them to tell what it is. An alternative to wormwood is black walmut but be very careful because it can be dangerous to use it you get to much in your system and you cannot use it very long.
For The Muscles And Joint Pain
For the muscle fatigue the ghee helped a lot with that it also made the lumps go away on my muscles and my energy levels improved dramatically. For the muscle spasms first I started drinking chamomile tea and it helped a lot. The muscle spasms and tremors really improved when I started taking Kudzu. Everyone recommended 8 ounces of ghee a day but I only used 4 ounces and it stilled helped me a lot.
For the inflammation and pain in the joints I used a tea that had cardamon, clove, cinnamon, curcumin I probably didn’t spell that one right, it also contained sweet basil. It tasted awful so I went and got some Hershey’s chocolate powder and brewed it with that. It made the tea tolerable. It helped quite a bit but didn’t take all the joint pain away. There are people who recommended that I make bone broth. I did as they said but could never drink it because it smelled awful.
For The Belly
For the stomach pains I took Aloe Vera because lyme eats the lining of your stomach and the aloe coats it. I used the capsule but others said they had good results with the juice form. It worked fantastic. Now because we are prone to Candida infections which is a type of yeast infection I take liquid chlorophyll because it helps get rid of the bad infections in your gut without hurting the good. I also recommend a good probiotic. Advice given to me by many is that you should alternate between different brands of probiotics. The higher the number with those the better it is. Take it a couple hours after taking antibiotics. And try to cut gluten and try to cut peanuts and cashews. Most Lymies have a reaction to those. If you do have Candida which most of us get then you will bloat out and look like you are pregnant and get cramps and lots of gas.
Oh NO! Not The Skin To
I don’t think there is a part of the body that tick born disease leaves alone. Most Lymies get skin rashes or spots that itch really bad. Also our skin dries out really bad like we are dehydrated no matter how much water we drink. To help with that a lot of Lyme sufferers use shea butter or coconut oil. Those did not help me. I found alternating between Jojoba Oil and Grape Seed Oil helped me a lot. It even took the burning sensation that I had in my skin away. The Jojoba has some disinfecting properties and the Grape Seed Oil has really good hydrating properties. Jojoba has even been shown to grow some hair back.
The Brain To?
This was the worst one, you will not be able to remember things. You will have floods of emotions for no reason. You will cry for no apparent reason. Get angry for no apparent reason. For the brain fog I learned to carry a note book in the car and I would put on it were I was going and what for. I would also put the directions. I keep notebooks handy at home also so that I could look at it to make sure I didn’t forget to do something. Lyme messes your head up so bad that you will even forget to eat. The coconut oil supplements help a lot with that also, so does the wormwood. The wormwood was amazing for me. It even took the throbbing head aches that we get away. I no longer feel like there is an alien trying to bust out of my head. Do not take it for more then a month and use it exactly as directed on the bottle. I felt like the damage to my brain was permanent but as I took the wormwood a lot of my brain functions returned, I am getting my memory back. I am not having trouble reading. I am not having the emotional mood swings. I still have not gotten my math abilities back though.
I do not recommend Melatonin for the erratic sleep patterns that we get. I took it and it severely amplified my symptoms.
Get lots of bed rest do not feel guilty for sleeping so much you need it. Do not let any stress bother you or it will take longer to get over Lyme it only makes it worse. Lyme will financially destroy you. A lot of your friends and family will become alienated from you because you will look healthy even though you are suffering some of the most horrendous things so they will say hurtful things. Do not let it get to you that will just prolong your healing.
You will have nutritional deficiencies. I would buy a product called CALM . It has magnesium citrate in it to help replace your magnesium. If you take a multivitamin don’t take it more then a couple times a week. If you take it more then that you are wasting money because you will just pee them out besides that some vitamins can remain longer and you could end up making yourself sick. Make sure you eat fruits and vegetables. Try to get no GMO ones because a lot of Lymies are sensitive to genetically modified foods. I would eat almonds if you can and Brazil Nuts they have good fats that your body needs. Krill Oil is another one that has Omega threes and some fats that our bodies need. I use Flax seed oil though because I don’t trust things from the ocean because of all the radioactive isotopes floating around in it now.
I am going to put a post of what herbs and their claimed usage. I don’t not know the accuracy of the information your best bet for that would be to go to http://www.webmd.com or even http://www.wikipedia.org has some pretty good information.
Find An LLMD
Do your research because you are your own doctor. Most Lyme suffers experience different symptoms so there is no real set standard for treating Lyme patients. The CDC has recommendations but they have not been working so go to http://www.ilads.org and they can send you information on finding a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor.
There is also some things that you can eat that will help a lot. I have another page for that, you can find it here .