Lyme Disease Treatment Step 3 of 10
Each year, the United States has well over 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease. Caused by bacteria transmitted by ticks, Lyme disease has been known to affect joints, the heart, and the nervous systems. Symptoms can show up between 3-30 days. A few symptoms include a red skin rash, fevers, headaches, joint pain, and fatigue. Lyme disease is diagnosed by symptoms, physical findings, and the possibility of tick exposure.
For 10 years, we at East Valley Naturopathic Doctors have been trying to find and discover a more effective treatment. After several years, we have developed a 10-step program that we recommend to our patients who have been diagnosed with Lyme disease.
Step 3 of our 10-step recovery program for Lyme disease is decreasing the excess growth of bad bacteria within the small intestine. Several of our chronically ill patients show gastrointestinal symptoms such as constipation, bloating, diarrhea, IBS, or pain while eating. With these symptoms, patients may be diagnosed with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, otherwise known as SIBO. SIBO is caused by an overgrowth of bacteria that feeds upon certain sugars and fibers. If you or a family member is diagnosed with SIBO, we recommend you follow a special diet that keeps the bad bacteria from feeding off those sugars and fibers. People with Lyme disease and SIBO need functioning bowels in order to support detoxification sufficiently. Besides extracting the necessary nutrients, the intestines also concentrate and eliminate toxins.
Step 3 of our recovery program, uses herbs, a specific diet, and sometimes prescriptions to reduce the buildup of “bad bacteria” in your system and enhance detox pathways.
At East Valley Naturopathic Doctors, we want you to be confident in your recovery and understand every step along the path to wellness. Feel free to call us with any questions or concerns you may have.