***DISCLAIMER*** Lyme Disease is NOT caused by an unhealthy diet. It is not your fault if you have Lyme and it is not your fault when treatments, including diet, does not help. It is not your fault if you are not healed yet.
⭐💚However, we can not expect our bodies to function properly and go through the healing process when we are not providing our body with the nutrients it needs to do so.💚⭐
➡ Each body is different and will react differently to different diets. There is no supreme one-diet-cures-all. So, there’s no need to blame others for their illness because they are not on a certain diet.
Some Lyme patients have found great help from a low-inflammatory diet like the paleo diet (The paleo diet really helped me with my digestive system… see my paleo diet for Lyme disease video!). Other Lyme patients find help from veganism or a low-FODMAP diet.
➡ Lyme can affect the digestive system, making it difficult to absorb nutrients. You might be on the best diet, taking all the vitamins, but the digestive system won’t absorb any of it. If this is the case, I recommend getting them intravenously.
Every body works differently, so it is important to find the foods that work best for you.
But, there is one food that I recommend all Lyme patients avoid…. CANE SUGAR!
If I could go back in time to tell my lyme-self one thing, it would be to never eat cane sugar again!
Lyme Disease is caused by a bacterial infection. Bacteria feed off sugar. Eating foods high in sugar, is feeding the Lyme disease.
Avoiding cane sugar can be really difficult to do, because cane sugar is found in like…. A lot of things! I have found it in peanut butter, bread, yogurt… canned fruit! Why is there extra sugar added in canned fruit? It’s already sweet!
But, cane sugar itself is not a bad thing, so don’t shame yourself for eating it. You are not a bad person for eating it.
Diet is not something you “should” or “shouldn’t do.” Diet is a lifestyle choice, and it’s okay if you can’t get it perfect.
But you might find out it becomes a little easier when you find a diet that makes your body feel better. If you do decide to try a diet, make sure to do it under the supervision of a doctor literate in nutrition.
💚 LYME PATIENTS: What foods do you stay away from? 💚