Every successful Lyme protocol has some form of diet restrictions. Having been to many different LLMD’s and studied a wide variety of Lyme protocols I can tell you that they all have a common goal: to help bolster your body’s own healing powers in order to get the best chance for your Lyme protocol to succeed.
It seems obvious, but you would be surprised how many people are “desperate” to get well and yet continue certain eating or drinking habits that are destructive. I have some grievous weaknesses in that department as well but have decided that this is the ALL or NOTHING year for me – including diet. But which diet is the best?
Dr. Cowden originally promoted “Eat Right For Your Blood Type”; my first LLMD tested for allergies and restricted only those foods I showed a sensitivity to; Dr. Burrascano is very strict about the diet section of his protocol (see Burrascano Guidelines Here); I think they all pretty much agree on no sugar, alcohol or caffeine but the chemistry of nutrition is a very sophisticated subject, and all of us have unique immune systems and different competing weaknesses/ infections/infestations/poisons dancing in our blood stream and taking up residence in such a way that antibiotics don’t always suffice.
Required viewing for anyone who wants to be healthy is, “Forks Over Knives” free viewing at Netflix (if you are a member) right now (February 2013) or $3.99 through YouTube or You can get the same information in lecture form from Dr. John McDougall speaking about his book before it was published called “The Starch Solution”.
This surprising approach is based on the 30 years of research published in “The China Study” by Dr. T. Colin Campbell
The most recent free video on You Tube that consolidates much of this is also by Dr. McDougall and called “The Diet Wars” – Jump to 7 minutes and the whole presentation is about 50 minutes.
Never one to shy away from argument, John McDougall, M.D. takes this war to the enemy, challenging the assumptions of the low carbohydrate and paleolithic diet gurus who advise large amounts of animal food and the avoidance of starch at all costs. John provides new evidence that starch granules rather than animal bones are the big finds of modern archeological digs and that starch, not animals, has always been the basic dietary ingredient of all healthy human and prehistoric populations.
He presents peer- reviewed evidence that during both world wars, European disease rates plummeted as humans stopped eating animals and began eating the animal’s food instead. Also highlighted are the enormous environmental and health costs of present day animal agriculture.
He calls for an end to vegetarian infighting to unite against the challenge of the enormous financial clout of the animal food industry, always ready to back any new variant of the low carb, high animal food guru.
Filming and editing by William Harris M.D. November 13, 2012
Sponsored by: Vegetarian Society of Hawaii www.vsh.org
So if we are serious about getting rid of chronic Lyme, we need to find the appropriate “killing protocol”, boost our immune system through proper nutrition and get sufficient rest.