Posted January 28, 2015. I lived by his rules when I had Lyme disease. Hope this helps you.
From Dr. Joseph Burasscano
CERTAIN ABSOLUTE RULES MUST BE FOLLOWED IF LYME SYMPTOMS ARE TO BE PERMANENTLY CLEARED:
- Not allowed to get behind in sleep, or become overtired.
- No caffeine or other stimulants that may affect depth or duration of sleep, or reduce or eliminate naps.
- Absolutely no alcohol!
- No smoking at all.
- Aggressive exercises are required and should be initiated as soon as possible.
- Diet must contain generous quantities of high quality protein and be high in fiber and low in fat andcarbohydrates- no simple carbohydrates are allowed. Instead, use those with low glycemic index.
- Certain key nutritional supplements should be added.
For more excellent information from Dr. Burasscano check http://www.ilads.org/lyme/B_guidelines_12_17_08.pdf
Dr. Burasscano Lyme Symptoms Advice
Posted January 28, 2015. Should you supplement with CoQ10 during your Lyme disease treatment? Here are my thoughts. Ask your doctor if it makes sense for you.
One of the supplements on Dr. Burrascano’s list for Lyme patients which I still take several times a week, if not every day, is Coenzyme Q10. Otherwise known as CoQ10, it has been the subject of thousands of research studies and there is credibility to support the claims that it benefits the body in many different ways. It is a powerful antioxidant that helps convert food into energy.
CoQ10 is especially beneficial for anyone with cardiac issues and Lyme patients very commonly have cardiac issues. I had POTS when I had Lyme disease. (POTS is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, basically you feel really dizzy when you go from sitting to standing. It can be pretty severe and sometimes result in fainting.) CoQ10 benefits the cardiovascular system because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and by improving blood vessel function. Cells of the heart are very sensitive to low levels of CoQ10.
CoQ10 also improves energy production in cells and provides a boost to your immune system. It also supports your nervous system. Ask your doctor about the reduced form of CoQ10 (ubiquinol) which is more bioavailable than regular CoQ10.
Sites you might want to look at for more information:
Coenzyme Q10 | University of Maryland Medical Center http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/coenzyme-q10#ixzz3PsC7zP00
CoQ10 and Lyme Disease?
January 26, 2015. Stay the course. I know it’s hard. Many have gone before you and have recovered. Many will come behind you and need you well, to lead them on.
Recovery and Lyme Disease
Posted January 26, 2015. How to Recover from Lyme Disease. Should you drink alcohol?
“Drinking a lot on a single occasion can compromise your immune system. Drinking to intoxication can slow your body’s ability to produce cytokines that ward off infections.Without these inflammatory responses, your body’s ability to defend itself against bacteria is significantly reduced. A recent study shows that slower inflammatory cytokine production can reduce your ability to fight off infections for up to 24 hours after getting drunk.”
Alcohol and Lyme Disease
read more: http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Hangovers/beyondHangovers.htm#chapter07
Posted January 25, 2015. Backing up what I wrote about Permethrin and Lyme disease the other day. You know I will be spraying it on my pants and shoes!!
Permethrin and Lyme Disease