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Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease and Associated Co-infections

Lyme Disease, which is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, is the most common tick-borne illness in the world thus far.1 According to the CDC there are approximately 30,000 cases reported each year but approximately 300,000 are diagnosed with Lyme Disease each year.2 It’s unique life cycle allows Borrelia to survive and spread from vector…

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Glutathione: A Radical Approach in Lyme Disease

Glutathione: A Radical Approach in Lyme Disease When thinking of strategies to treat Lyme disease and manage Lyme symptoms, many treatment modalities come to mind. Long term antibiotics, daily multivitamins, and Vitamin B12 along with low dose naltrexone are current treatment options that have been shown to help with the treatment of the disease and…

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Lyme Resistance and Biofilms

Since its discovery nearly 40 years ago, Lyme disease has proven to be a complicated infectious disease for many people affected by it. Lyme disease occurs as a result of being infected with bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia. Borrelia burgdorferi is the pathogen typically responsible for North American cases, while Borrelia afzelii and Borellia…

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Low Dose Naltrexone in Lyme Patients

Lyme disease is a growing epidemic on the Eastern Shore. When it is not treated early, the standard treatment protocols may fail in curing the patient of all symptoms. More and more patients complain of persistent symptoms years and years after being treated, termed, Chronic Lyme Disease. More and more doctors are looking to treatments…

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Curcumin in Lyme Disease

Curcumin is a water soluble orange-yellow colored powder and is one of three curcuminoids found in the herb, turmeric (Curcuma longa). The other curcuminoids found in turmeric are demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin. Turmeric is a yellow Indian spice which has a long history of treatment for inflammatory conditions in Ayurvedic medicine in India. Curcumin is the…

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