The Lyme Diet by Dr. Nicola McFadzean strikes a good balance between ultra restrictive diets and ignoring food as medicine. Don't get me wrong, compared to the standard American diet it's extremely restrictive with the basic principles being no gluten, no dairy, and no sugar. But compared to an incredibly restrictive diet, like the autoimmune protocol, it's a diet you can stick to while still being able to dine out and not spend every waking hour cooking meals from scratch.
Like most anti-inflammatory diets, there are restrictions on gluten-containing grains and dairy, but unlike some anti-inflammatory diets, one is still allowed eggs, rice, beans, and potatoes. Any anti-inflammatory diet has to be individualized and changeable over time. Think of this as a starting off point, not a forever diet.
The Lyme Diet is a quick read. It's not published by a major press, so there are some aspects that are slightly unpolished, but it didn't take away from the information presented. This is also a comprehensive book about Lyme and wellness. It gives clear and concise suggestions about things like detoxification, supplementation, and treatment. There is also a list of resources and referrals.
Eating healthy foods most days is better than no day. This is a good reference guide for what foods may enhance your healing.
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