Nutritional Support Protocol
Acute Lyme disease (infection with Borrelia burgdorferi) along with Babesiosis, Bartonellosis, Ehrichiosis (tic borne bacteria) may be treated aggressively with antibiotic drug therapy. Oral antibiotics, such as doxycycline, amoxicillin, azithromycin, cefuroximine, and clarithromycin may be used as a front-line therapy. Intravenous antibiotic therapy is considered in cases of acute Lyme disease, which are unresponsive to oral therapy or in cases of chronic recurrent Lyme. Complimentary support with natural agents may be used concomitantly with drug therapy in both acute and chronic Lyme. It is imperative to aggressively treat Lyme in the initial stages, as it is maximally treatable at that time. Chronic Lyme is very difficult to successfully treat and often results in significant neurological and psychological impairment, in addition to the more widely appreciated symptoms, including arthralgia’s (joint pain). The herb berberine, is known to elevate the kill rate of antibiotics during treatment.
Supplement Recommendations: Lyme disease damages the immune system’s ability to deal with additional illnesses. Building a healthy immune system is the key to overcoming Lyme and avoiding debilitating chronic illness.
Acute treatment protocol
- Cat’s Claw for six months
- Allicin by Designs for Health for one month followed by Oreganol softgels or Oreganol drops for one month.
- Saccromyces Boulardi should be used during antibiotic treatment.
- Probiophage DF and Saccromyces Boulardii for 30 days post antibiotic therapy. Followed by three months of Saccromyces Boulardi if symptoms persist.
- Sovereign Silver acute dosage for 7 days followed by six months of maintenance therapy
- Liver Care by Himalaya for three months (if liver enzymes are elevated three more months of Liver Care
- Curamin Extra Strength for pain and inflammation as long as needed
- Stevia liquid (pure) by Protocol for Life
- Magnesium for spasm and sleep
- Berberine for three months
- The herb berberine, is known to elevate the bacteria kill rate of antibiotics during treatment.
- B-12 lozenges 1000mcg, for six months if energy is down.
- Probiphage DF and Saccromyces Boulardii for six months if bowel symptoms are present
- Phosphatidylserine Caps for six months (if brain fog and other cognitive problems persist, this product should be used for an extended time.
- Ubiquinol for six months and if energy remains low use this product for an extended time
- Sovereign Silver for one year
- Cats Claw for six months
- Liver Care if liver enzymes remain elevated use Liver Care for three months or until liver enzymes are normal
- Curamin Extra Strength for pain as long as needed
- Stevia Liquid (pure) by Protocol for Life.
- Magnesium for spasm and sleep
- B-12 lozenges 1000mcg. if energy is down for one year.
- Teasel root can be used when symptoms develop, for three months or symptoms clear.
- When Symptoms persist Artemisia can be used until symptoms clear.
Note: This is a list of know products for the treatment of Lyme disease. You should not be taking every product listed. Tailor the treatment to your symptoms.