Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is treated using antibiotics. However, treatment doesn’t always work to rid the body of all the bacteria that causes Lyme. Antibiotics can only do so much, and fragments of the bacteria can remain within the body’s tissues. Those remaining fragments keep alerting the body to a foreign pathogen, which it aims to fight off. When that happens, inflammation occurs.
Inflammation is a normal part of the immune response. The body uses inflammation to alert the immune system that something is wrong. Inflammation also helps with the healing process. Without a proper inflammatory response, the body’s immune system doesn’t act appropriately.
But with Lyme disease, that inflammation can get out of hand, causing more harm than good. However, there are ways to treat Lyme inflammation and curb the negative impacts it can have on overall health. One such way is through diet, so let’s take a look at the role of anti-inflammatory foods in Lyme recovery.Continue reading “The Role Of Anti-Inflammatory Foods In Lyme Recovery”