lyme & co-infections
WHAT IS IT?
Lyme disease is a tickborne illness often accompanied by “co-infections” like babesia, bartonella, and ehrlichia which all cause their own distinct disease process. ...learn more
Lyme disease is caused by a pathogenic spirochete transmitted through deer and mouse ticks, and other insects. There are many species of the spirochete that causes lyme disease—the three main species being Borrelia burgdorferi, B. afzelii, and B. garinii—and they are each more commonly found in different places on the globe. These corkscrew-shaped spirochetes have an affinity for cartilage, into which they burrow easily. ...learn more
If you catch lyme early, it is important to see a lyme literate M.D. (LLMD) who can prescribe 300-600mg doxycycline right away. Most mainstream physicians will usually give a 10 day - 3 week course of doxy, which is not enough to eradicate this bacterial infection. Choose your care wisely. ...learn more about antibiotic treatment If you prefer to try the herbal route, herbalist Stephen Buhner suggests taking astragalus 3,000 mg daily for 30 days, 1,000 mg daily thereafter, indefinitely. ...learn more