I have been diagnosed with lyme disease since 2000 and taken lots of antibiotics. I went to a health store and had a foot bath that was totally dark water. They put me on Cats Claw, colostrum, slippery elm and magnesium. What do you think? Are these good supplements to be taking? I am so tired of dealing with medications that haven't worked. I go to a specialist in Springfield, MO and he thinks I may have the babesosis strain.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Lyme disease can be a very difficult condition to
improve. The spirochete organism is an expert at evading the immune
system and reeking havoc on the body. Anti-biotic therapy is often
necessary to clear up these chronic infections but don't always produce the
desired outcome as you have experienced.
The supplements recommended to you are a good start to a natural approach to
Lyme Disease. The Cats Claw herb has long been known to reduce joint
inflammation and so it is often used with Lyme. The colostrum helps to
support the immune system and fight pathogens in the gut. Slippery Elm is
specifically for soothing the gastrointestinal tract so I assume you have some
stomach or bowel discomfort. Magnesium helps to relax muscles and aids the
cells in energy production.
Something else very important to consider would be probiotics. Since you
have taken so many antibiotics your body's balance of good bacteria in the gut
has likely been disrupted. Probiotics help to restore healthy colonies
back to the gut which stabilizes GI function and supports optimal immune
High quality fish oil is also important to consider as the omega 3 fatty acids naturally reduce inflammation in the body. They also support the brain and neurological system which is important for all Lyme disease sufferers.
I would highly suggest that you seek out a specialist in natural medicine
(Acupuncturist, Naturopathic Physician or Holistic M.D.) to guide your natural
therapies. In complex cases like Lyme Disease, your best chance of succeeding
with natural medicine is to do it under the guidance of a qualified
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