We’re deep into the heat of the summer and with sweltering temperatures everyone is heading out-of-doors for some sunshine and relief. Being known as a Lyme Disease doctor in NYC, these warm weather months brings us a wealth of Lyme-related questions. We’re so often asked the best natural treatment for Lyme – especially for people suffering with long-term cases, known as chronic-Lyme.
While antibiotics are can be very helpful for the newly infected, they may be a poor choice for those struggling over many years. Frequently, natural remedies that target pathogens while boosting the systems of the body have a greater impact than antibiotics and come with little or no side effects.
Here’s a short-list of some our best alternative treatments and natural remedies for Lyme disease.
UV Blood Irradiation and Ozone Therapy
These are specialized treatments that lower microbial burden while rebalancing the immune system.
This is a unique therapy that literally transfers immunity to those who need it. It’s an ideal treatment for those with weakened immune systems but is also quite useful to confer heightened ability to fight off specific types of pathogens like Lyme.
Samento/TAO free cat’s claw
This has anti-Lyme and anti-bacterial properties, it modulates the immune system and can block neurotoxicity, a common side effect of Lyme.
This is one of the best options for babesiosis, especially when administered using a compounded form combined with a lipid base like phosphatidylcholine which will increase its efficacy.
This binds neurotoxins and is highly effective against viruses, Lyme, and co-infections, especially babesia.
This is a powerful garlic extract that is very effective on its own and made even more powerful when used in conjunction with herbs like Coptis and Houttuynia cordata.
Burbur and Sarsaparilla
These are very helpful to combat the effect of neurotoxins.
This is an enzyme derived from fermented soybeans that breaks up biofilms used by pathogens to protect themselves.
This can dramatically lessen pain and twitching associated with Lyme.
IV Glutathione and Nutritional IV
These treatments can help improve the methylation cycle and detoxification pathways.
Clay and Charcoal
These are binding agents which help remove toxins generated by bacteria.
This is an herbal formulation, combining ten ingredients that operate synergistically to activate the immune system. It helps control both acute and chronic bartonella infections, as well as Borrelia, Babesia and mycoplasma.
Lyme disease is more than a pathogenic infection; it’s also a functional disease that takes hold as a result of impairment in many systems of the body – all of which require support and healing to fully address the condition. These natural treatments are therefore much more effective in conjunction with a holistic approach that improves all of the systems of the body such as the microbiome, thyroid, hormones, sugar regulation, toxins, autoimmunity, immune deficiencies and pathogenic burdens. By correcting all of these imbalances, function is restored and people can often return to a state of wellbeing that is driven by their own innate ability to heal.