Lyme disease is a very complicated infection caused by bacteria transmitted from a tick or insect bite while today many references are indicating other hosts like spiders, mites, rodents, fleas even migratory birds carrying the infectious bacteria. These bacteria belong to Borrelia species and this why a Lyme case is not typical to each continent.
Since 1982 millions of cases have been reported in Europe and the USA making Lyme disease a significant concern for anyone.
Although a rash was considered to be the most obvious symptom, it is only found within 30% of patients.
- Symptoms of early Lyme
Flu like symptoms
-Symptoms of Chronic Lyme
Depression, mood disorders
Zoonotic creatures like ticks can transmit bacteria, protozoa, viruses, fungus and other into a person with a single bite. It’s possible then to become infected with multiple pathogens at the same time making things even more complicated with the coinfections alongside with the Borrelia sp. like Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichia, Mycoplasma, Anaplasma among others.
How the Nutritional Therapy Athens Clinic can help
Our main concern is to discover the Lyme disease hiding under a lot of unbearable symptoms making people seem ‘aloof’ to practitioners, going underdiagnosed most of the times unfortunately. We start by recording your full health history and recommending accurate novelties on testing that will pinpoint Borrelia sp., and coinfections.
Personalized Nutritional Strategy
After the diagnostic assessments comes the development of an individualized nutritional strategy, specific nutritional supplements including herbals and suggestions for a healthy lifestyle, rest and moderate exercise, while avoiding foods that worsen the condition. We incorporate in the diet plan foods rich in fiber such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains; selected amino acids to support the nervous and muscle system, minerals such as magnesium and vitamins like vitamin C, D3, B complex, specific bacterial species of probiotics, medicinal mushrooms depending on the appropriate regime for each case.