3 Steps to Treat Lyme Disease

Hi, I’m Dr. Axe, doctor of natural medicine
and founder of DrAxe.com. In this video, I’m going to share with you my three steps to
beat Lyme disease for good and you’re going to learn the best diet, the best supplements,
as well as the best natural treatments today to beat Lyme disease. And I guarantee a lot
of this is going to surprise you. And if you follow the tips in this video, I think you’re
going to start seeing results in as little as seven days. And I know that if you’re struggling
with Lyme disease, it can be overwhelming, it can be depressing, it can be discouraging,
but I know that this is going to give you hope. Now, one of the first things I’m going to
talk about is the diet for Lyme disease. And I know that there are a lot of people out
there that are confused about the best foods when it comes to overcoming Lyme disease.
And here’s what I typically see. When someone has Lyme disease, they tend to gravitate and
start doing more of a raw diet, maybe juicing vegetables or trying to eat more veggies and
fruits. And surprisingly, that’s not the ideal diet for Lyme disease. With Lyme disease,
the key is boosting your immune system. And a lot of Lyme disease or infectious disease,
it begins in your gut lining. We really need to support your immune system. Remember this, 70% of your immune system is
located in your gut. So if you’re treating Lyme disease by taking a lot of things where
you’re trying to kill a parasite, that is going to be the worst thing you can possibly
do. In fact, most people get worse when they’ll go and take rounds of antibiotics. Whether
they’re natural or conventional antibiotics, you’re actually digging yourself into a deeper
hole. And what I’m going to recommend you do if you have Lyme disease is follow a diet
to start to heal and seal your gut lining is the most important thing you can do. And
I would follow a diet what I call a one-pot diet or primarily a crockpot diet, every single
day, eating these meals. I’m going to tell you, you’re going to see
phenomenal results this way when you follow this and some of the treatments I have for
you. So part of something to remember is that a lot of people think that maybe there’s a
food that’s going to heal them. There is not a food that’s going to heal you. Your body
heals itself. I’ll give you an example. If I cut my hand here, there isn’t a nutrient
that heals this cut. I just need to keep it covered up. The body heals itself. It’s the
same thing. When you have damage in your body or you have a parasite or something that’s
taking over inside of you, you don’t want to treat it. You want to simply strengthen
your natural immune system so your body can fight it off itself. So that’s the most important thing to remember.
And many people have practiced fasting for a long time. Now, I don’t recommend you fast
with Lyme disease. What I recommend you do is you consume foods that are easy to digest
and that help rebuild the strength of your immunity, which all starts in your gut. And
so here’s what you don’t want to do. Don’t do ice cold drinks, don’t do raw veggie juices,
don’t do raw vegetables, period, or a lot of raw foods. You want to be doing foods that
are warming and drying to your system that help eliminate Candida, help eliminate parasite
infections, and any other type of pathogen within your body. The way to do that is to consume a diet that’s
rich in bone broth, organic meat and vegetables. So here’s what this meal looks like, is you’re
consuming, you’re getting bone broth, you can buy it or make it yourself, you’re going
to put that in a crock pot, you’re going to get some organic chicken or beef or any type
of organic meat, and then load it up with lots of veggies, and you’re going to make
a homemade chicken soup or bone broth stew. And that is the perfect diet. You’re getting
plenty of protein, but also loads of cooked vegetables, things like onions and garlic. That’s what’s going to help you, that type
of meal. Because the bone broth contains proline and lysine, the vegetables contain all the
vitamins and minerals you need, the onions and garlic contain prebiotic-rich fibers,
that’s going to help heal and seal your gut lying, helping you beat Lyme disease for good.
And in addition to that, doing some fermented vegetables and getting probiotics in your
diet. If you can follow that diet and get off some of the other stuff you were doing,
I’m telling you, it is by far the best diet when it comes to beating Lyme disease. The
second tip I have for beating Lyme disease is to take certain supplements. Number one
is vitamin D3, taking 5,000 to 10,000 IUs a day. Vitamin D is important for cortisol
levels. When you get vitamin D, your body starts producing
over 200 antimicrobials that will kill off infectious disease, pathogenic bacteria within
your body. You’ve got to make sure you’re getting plenty of vitamin D. Feel free to
take a vitamin D test, but 90% of people, at least, are deficient, especially those
with Lyme disease. So about 5,000 to 10,000 IUs a day, unless you’re getting direct sunlight,
you don’t need to take it then, if you’re in the sun for 30 minutes that day. But that’s
very, very important. The next supplement I recommend is the B-complex supplement. We
really want to support your cellular function, especially vitamin B12, but look for an organic
B complex supplement. You’ve got to have plenty of B vitamins in order to heal. The next supplement is coenzyme Q10. In a
recent medical study, they found that those suffering from Lyme disease had low co-Q10
levels. I recommend 100 to 200 milligrams of coenzyme Q10 every single day, I believe,
is crucial. And then another supplement is bone broth protein powder or collagen protein
powder. As your body heals, we want to give it the right nutrients for repairing and healing
those damaged tissues. Also, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids and certain adaptogenic
herbs, like shiitake and Cordyceps mushrooms, are great supplements as well. But those are
really the best supplements you want to be following. And then from a natural treatment
standpoint, when it comes to suffering from any type of Lyme disease, there are several
things you might consider. There is ozone therapy, and really oxygenating
yourselves. That tends to help many people. Also acupuncture. I would look up five elements
acupuncture in your area. In fact, I believe that acupuncture is probably the best treatment
when it comes to fighting Lyme disease. And you can go to your acupuncturist and they
can tell you that you might have a qi deficiency or a spleen deficiency or a liver issue. They
can tell you what’s going on with your organs, and that may give you even a better idea on
some dietary things or some herbs you might want to take in Chinese medicine for naturally
fighting Lyme disease. I’ll give you an example. Many people with
Lyme disease have what’s called a qi deficiency, that’s Q-I, qi deficiency, and certain supplements
can help that, such as royal jelly and spirulina and astragalus and other herbs in Chinese
medicine, licorice root. All of these can really help in rebuilding and healing the
system. So again, number one, follow that bone broth diet. Number two, take those healing
supplements we talked about. And number three, go and see a five-element acupuncturist. If you do all those things, I guarantee you’re
going to see great results in overcoming Lyme disease. By the way, if you want to learn
more about Lyme disease, I have a full written out plan on my website, DrAxe.com. Just visit
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more natural remedies, cures, and how to use food as medicine.