Posted November 16, 2013. When I was really sick with Lyme disease and co-infections, it was hard for me to eat. I was on so many different medications, my stomach wasn’t too enthused about food. But of course, when you are really sick, that is precisely the time you need good, high quality nutrition more than ever. You need to support cellular function and your immune system which is trying so hard to battle the pathogens inside of you. Good nutrition needs to be priority #1. One easy way to get good nutrition, especially when the stomach is ravaged by antibiotics and other medications, is through soups. (Also juicing is important, see a discussion of juicing here: http://lymesymptoms.com/juicer-vs-blender-and-lyme-disease/ )
When you eat soups, your digestive system has minimal work to do. In other words, you are going to get good nutrition even though your stomach is exhausted and feels awful. The soup will be rapidly absorbed because it is in essence predigested. Bone broths are even more rapidly absorbed than soups. I will post some good bone broth recipes as well.
Here is a very simple recipe for butternut squash soup. Butternut squash has carotenoids, vitamin C, and manganese. And important for those with Lyme disease and Lyme symptoms, it also has anti-inflammatory benefits. Butternut squash has certain molecules in it that are part of the plant’s natural defense system that are effective as anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory substances. Butternut squash also contains omega 3 fatty acids in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). We want these Omega 3’s as they down regulate inflammation in the body.
Try making it today and then maybe you’ll like it so much you’ll make it for your Thanksgiving guests! Remember, make good nutrition priority #1 in your fight against Lyme disease. You will be rewarded if you do. 100% Recovery, accept nothing less.
Here’s the recipe: http://lymesymptoms.com/recipes/