Try this diet. I think it is the best option for someone with chronic Lyme disease. It is designed to:
- improve brain function and grow nerve connections,
- prevent Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease which Lyme can trigger,
- decrease inflammation and inflammation cytokines from infection,
- prevent and treats yeast overgrowth in the intestines that could cause more inflammation,
- provide key vitamins, antioxidants, and dietary fiber for detoxification,
- and repair and grow cell energy factories called mitochondria found in every cell.
The diet is named the Mito Food Plan. It was developed by physicians and nutritionist from The Institute for Functional Medicine and is based on the latest science. This article includes numerous papers and articles that are printed here for you to download with with permission of the authors.
The Mito Food Plan
- provides 60% of calories from healthy fats, 20% from protein, and 20% from complex carbohydrate sugars.
- is similar to a Paleo diet as it avoids grains, but compared to the Paleo diet it relies more heavily on healthy fats and anti-inflammatory therapeutic foods,
- is a gluten free diet,
- requires a rainbow of vegetable colors in a day to provide key vitamins and antioxidants,
- includes three different periodic fasting options to increase the production of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) that promotes nerve growth and connections to improve brain function.