10-Step Lyme Disease Treatment Plan
Lyme disease persists as a controversial infection due to its complexity of diagnosis and difficulty in the eradication of seemingly persistent symptoms. In addition, even with the CDC’s recent admission that diagnosed Lyme disease cases exceed 300,000 annually, most primary care doctors deny its existence or are reluctant to support patients who desire to be tested. Even if patients are evaluated, many physicians refuse to treat or offer the standard prescription of the antibiotic doxycycline which offers very little benefit to the chronically infected.
Treatment is not likely to occur if testing is not done or fails to be sensitive enough to expose antibodies to Borrelia. Diagnosis must sometimes be made by ruling out all other possibilities associated with the patient’s symptoms and through a comprehensive lab set that includes immune function and possible coinfections and or mold exposures.
Some of the steps listed below may have already been completed by you prior to your diagnosis of Lyme disease, and thus may not need to be in your current program. We want you to feel comfortable with the complexity of the different prescriptions, herbs, and protocols, and why we recommend or feel they are important. Not all protocols are required to be completed at once but can be divided over time and prioritized toward your individual concerns and abilities.
With recent updates in genetics, including lab testing of Lyme, coinfections, and mold, we feel we have one of the most comprehensive and effective Lyme treatment protocols in current use today. After 15 years of developing protocols and trying and discovering newer and more effective Lyme and coinfection treatments, we recommend the following 10-step program for optimal eradication and recovery from Lyme disease, coinfections, and mold.
Decrease the consumption of yeast or Candida species. Yeast overgrowth reduces immune function and elevates allergy response and food reactivity. It also increases the biofilm activity which leads to greater difficulty in treating Lyme disease and chronic bacterial or parasitic infections. Candida has been linked to depression, PMS, sleep dysregulation, and irritability, and is an underlying factor for chronic fatigue.
Decrease and destroy known or suspected parasitic infections. Parasites commonly cause fatigue, gastrointestinal symptoms, hair loss, and reduce our immune system.
Within the small intestine, we will decrease the excessive growth of bad bacteria. Several of our chronically ill patients show symptoms pertaining to the gastrointestinal such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, IBS, or pain with eating. Patients can be diagnosed with SIBO which is caused by the overgrowth of certain bacteria feeding upon specific sugars and fibers. Patients diagnosed with SIBO are recommended to follow a special diet.
Reduce inflammatory and immune reactive food by changing your diet. All patients are different, so there is no longer a generic list of good or nonreactive foods. Diet is very individualized and is based on tests done on patients.
Begin herbal treatments and/or prescriptions for Lyme treatment and its coinfections. Herbs combined in synergistic formulas show a greater antibacterial effect against the Lyme bacteria.
Begin regular IV therapy to remove toxic metal, support immune response, and detoxify to optimize Lyme protocols. IV therapy is a great way to boost your immune system and kill bacterial infections.
Treat cortisol, DHEA, thyroid, testosterone, estrogen or progesterone as beneficial, and other hormone deficiencies. Evaluation in the laboratory will help determine concern and possible benefit from hormone replacement.
Treat serotonin, adrenaline, noradrenaline, and dopamine. These neurotransmitters manage our mood and stress in our lives. Patients with Lyme disease tend to feel depressed due to the fatigue of the disease, feeling “burned out” trying to manage life with Lyme.
Train your brain with Neurofeedback to get it back to functioning at its optimal level. Chronic infection creates chronic inflammation which can cause derangements in brain wave electric patterns which can lead to mood dysregulations, cognitive decline, and sleep difficulty.
With an NES scan and treatment, establish your personal biofield. NES scans and treatments are a newer form of evaluation. They can determine blocks in the electrical neural communications and provide therapies to improve the flow of information throughout the body’s meridians.
We hope this is helpful for you and invite you to not get overwhelmed with what you think you’re not doing or don’t know. We welcome you to call us with any questions or concerns you may have about Lyme Disease.