Sugar Fuels Inflammation in Lyme Disease and Co-Infections

If you’re suffering from chronic Lyme disease (and/or one of it’s co-infections like Babesia, Bartonella, Erlichosis etc as co-infections commonly occur with Lyme), there are many ways to treat it, but in many lingering cases it can be a long difficult journey. Once these parasites find their way from blood into the joints, organs and tissues, it is impossible to get rid of the infection completely.

The best outcome of a chronic lyme case is to lower the volume of parasites to a level the immune system can manage.

However one addresses Chronic Lyme disease, one really must stop eating all sugar. Sugar feeds and empowers these parasites to wreak havoc upon your body.

The Lyme tick feeds twice in it’s lifetime: the first time it is the nymphal stage and this is where the tick picks up lyme, when it feeds on a field mouse or deer which is carrying the Lyme organisms.

the lifecycle of the tick which carries lyme disease

“The Lifecycle of the Lyme Tick” By User:Philg88 – Own work, Public Domain,

The second time the tick feeds is when the Lyme spirochetes are transferred to humans. If not treated with antibiotics immediately the Lyme organisms can leave the blood and penetrate tissues, joints, organs, and if left untreated it can cross the blood brain barrier to cause neurological problems in the brain and spinal fluid.

Patients with chronic untreated lyme, where it has penetrated their tissues, joints and organs, may need to be on antibiotics for the rest of their lives.

There has been some recent progress claimed by treatment centers within the past few years specializing in Stem cell treatments, but it’s not covered by insurance and can be prohibitively expensive for something that isn’t proven yet as it can take a year to complete the treatment and it’s still to be determined if it even works.