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Lyme Disease Diet Recommendations

Are you struggling with Lyme disease? Are you concerned about beating the illness and regaining your former level of health?

If you find yourself in this position, it’s critical to work directly with your medical team to ensure that you’re taking all the right steps. Furthermore, there are dietary changes you can make to speed up your recovery and maintain a healthy immune system.

There are four primary benefits of adopting a special Lyme disease diet:

  • Support your immune system
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Detox your body
  • Support healthy digestive function

For example, there are many foods that can support immune system health, all while reducing inflammation. These include but are not limited to:

  • Food that is high in Omega-3 essential fatty acids, such as cod and salmon
  • Leafy greens, including spinach and kale
  • Cinnamon
  • Turmeric
  • Blueberries

All of these foods can be purchased at your local grocery store. And best yet, you can use them to prepare a variety of appealing dishes. 

Along with the above, try to add as much zinc to your diet as possible, as it’s one of the best ways to increase the efficiency of your immune system. Some of the foods that are high in zinc include:

  • Oysters
  • Fillet of beef
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Lentils
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Squash seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds

Lyme disease is a serious illness that will impact your life in many ways. If you don’t treat it appropriately, both through traditional medicine and your diet, you’ll find it difficult to make a fast and full recovery.

Don’t overlook the power of your diet. Just the same as many ailments, the way you eat has a lot to do with your ability to overcome Lyme disease.

By altering your diet, you can support your immune system, detox your body, and reduce inflammation. And when you do all these things together, it greatly improves the likelihood of making a full recovery.



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