At Peter Benz Landscaping we put a strong focus on helping our clients prevent the spread of Lyme disease through a variety of tick control services in Bucks County. These services include the installation of deer fencing and Damminix Tick Tubes. If you or someone you know has already been diagnosed with the disease, here are some helpful suggestions on how to take care of yourself.
The bacteria and microbes of the disease feed on glucose for energy so you should try and cut as much as this out as you can. This means to eat less of sweets and simple carbohydrates like cakes, pastas and breads. Lyme microbes can actually produce chemicals that can make you crave sweets so that you can feed them. The more you are able to avoid giving into them, the better you will feel. Resist the urge to feed the problem!
Once you cut out the glucose you will need to give the Lyme disease microbes another source of food. A raw form of vitamin C, called ascorbic acid, is very similar to glucose and tricks the microbes into eating it. The ascorbic acid actually oxidizes inside the organism and kills it. The acid can also be very harsh on your stomach, so it’s important to follow these directions:
Mix the powdered vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in a cup of six to eight ounces of water with the baking soda in a ratio of 1:1, using about ½ teaspoon of each. Try to do this at least three times per day and after a couple of weeks you may be able to increase your intake. This actually helps to kill the Lyme disease microbes so take in as much as you can handle.
Ingesting Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt makes the body uncomfortable for Lyme disease microbes and forces them out of hiding. Herbs of Light (sold at Whole Foods) makes capsules that are convenient to take with meals. The recommendation is approximately one capsule for ten pounds of body weight per day (maximum of ten capsules daily).
Apple Cider Vinegar & Baking Soda
Lyme microbes thrive in acidic environments which our bodies tend to be. By consuming both apple cider vinegar and baking soda you help raise your PH levels toward to the alkaline side where Lyme microbes struggle to survive.
Since you will already be consuming baking soda, just drink one ounce of apple cider vinegar (Bragg Organic Raw Unfiltered) three to four times a day, preferably between meals. You can drink it straight or mix it with water.
After following the previous steps, you will make your body an uninviting environment for the Lyme microbes to survive, and you will need to flush them out. You can do this by drinking water, exercising and sweating. It’s recommended you drink eight ounces of water about every thirty minutes.
Exercise enough to sweat but don’t push yourself past your physical limitations. Try taking a walk or bouncing on a trampoline, a proven helpful exercise for Lyme patients.
Flushing out the dead microbes is so important because keeping them in your body can lead to feelings of queasiness and exhaustion, also called Herksheimer’s Reaction.
Take a probiotic (Primal Defense Ultra from Garden of Life) thirty minutes before or two hours after you eat once a day for the first few days. Then try taking two a day for a week and then increase to three a day for the next few weeks.
Please note: This protocol was created by people suffering from chronic Lyme disease searching for relief.