Supplements and sourcing good food
Nutritional supplements are advisable for all Lyme
sufferers on treatment
Expert medical opinion in the Lyme world reinforces the need for adequate
dietary supplementation. For reference of this statement I will refer you to
"Advanced Topics in Lyme disease" by Joseph Burruscano MD an American
Doctor. You can access this on the web at
if you wish to.
I am going to refer to pages 27 and 28 of the 2008
Burruscano document and produce a precis in plain English and advance the
concepts using Australian products. Disclaimer: No I don't own any shares in
I find many of my patients just simply cant afford
these. For these people I give the following advice. I believe the advice is
suitable for all Lyme sufferers.
Fresh is best - grow it or be prepared to shop much more often to
keep your home supply small but fresh.
Proper nutrition is gained by sourcing food fresh and
in a large variety. This is not gained on the supermarket restaurant and take
away food merry go round because the food is highly processed, pre prepared
and packaged and people tend to buy and eat the same things all the time, over
and over again.
Best nutritional advice is selecting 30 or more food
substances in a day. Some will be in trace quantity in the meal. Then if you
can be selecting a large range and differing the 30's as much as possible each day,
you are getting the right variety.
Avoid "standard" chicken, it has been fed
antibiotic and growth hormone. Source free range chicken and eggs.
Avoid lot fed beef, these beasts may have been fed a powerful antibiotic.
Avoid farmed salmon (Tasmanian). Most fish farms again use antibiotics.
Lamb is ok and fresh pork is ok. Do you know a lot of processed pork in our
country is imported and we need to consider its origin.
Get 5-10 mins a day sun exposure to at least the face
and forearms 2 hours each side of the midday sun - TO BOOST YOUR VITAMIN D
Now for those who can afford it
I am lifting this information directly from the
Burrascano document. Dont go buying the myriad of suggestions you will find with