Eating organic whole foods, especially veggies, good fats (olive oil, avocado, nuts with the exception of peanuts which are legumes), and high quality proteins in moderate amounts (free-range meat, wild-caught fish & eggs baked at 350 degrees for 30 minutes)- and avoiding inflammatory, high-histamine foods like most anything processed or packaged, GMO, dairy, wheat/gluten (actually all grains), legumes, nightshades (tomato, potato, eggplant, peppers), sugar, pork, shellfish, and factory-farmed meat and seafood… this has helped me the most. As I heal my leaky gut, my digestion continues to improve, but so I can continue to work and function, I’ve had to limit offending foods entirely.
Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine said-
Let thy medicine be thy food and thy food be thy medicine.
What I put into my body has made all the difference. It hasn’t been easy, and I’ve stumbled, tripped, and fallen many, many times. But, I keep getting up and tweaking my diet to try again the next day. I have to cook a lot. It’s difficult to eat out or at parties, especially holidays. But, it’s worth my health, and a decision I *HAD* to make. In addition, I got Berkey and Doulton water filters to remove chemicals, parasites, and fluoride from my drinking/cooking water. My beauty-care products are clean and natural, because anything that is put on the skin you might as well be eating.
I know this isn’t the quick fix anyone (including me) was looking for to heal Lyme, but Lyme is one of the oldest living creatures on this planet. It’s smart and adaptable. Our current food supply is so toxic and unhealthy, Lyme has been given free rein over our immune systems unless we go back to nature. I recommend Dr. Perlmutter’s Grain Brain program, even though I’m not able to eat everything on it. You might have a healthier digestive system than me, and it’s a good place to start. Paleo and Autoimmune Protocol, Low Histamine diets are what work for me. Each one of us is different- so listen to your body. It will let you know what it wants and doesn’t want (what makes you feel healthier and more alive, and vice versa?).
Since my last post 3 years ago, my focus has been on #1) Food and #2) Nutritional Supplements. I am also still using Colloidal Silver, and yes- it is still helping. Since I have genetic mutations (MTHFR and pyroluria) as well as other bacterial (strep and staph), fungal (including Candida), viral, and parasitical co-infections, CS is still necessary and such a Godsend. I haven’t had any antibiotics since I started taking it over 7 years ago (and my Lyme Dr said I may have to be on antibiotics my whole life, for as long as I went undiagnosed and how many times I’ve been reinfected- we’ll see about that!). And no, I’m not blue (LOL!). My liver and kidneys are doing great, and monitored regularly. I do take, probiotics which everyone with Lyme should be taking to help with immune and digestive function.
My next post will be about my nutritional supplements, but keep in mind that we are all different and what works for me may not work for you. It’s taken me over 7 years to hone my protocol, so that I can feel good and not be in constant pain and fatigue.
There have been over 100,000 hits to KNOWLYME- thank you SO MUCH for coming and I hope and pray every single day that what I’ve been through will help others. Knowledge is power, and yes- it saves lives. Please, spread the word, and pray for guidance and strength. We can do this!!! Praying for all of you and sending much love…
EDIT- Thank you to a reader for pointing out that fermented foods are high in histamines. Yes, I had to cut out fermented foods and only take probiotics. So, I no longer make or drink kombucha, nor do I recommend it to anyone with allergies or histamine issues. It is also very acidic (not good) and too sweet for anyone who is watching their sugar and carb intake. There are much better, safer, healthier ways to get good bacteria back into our guts, IMO.