This topic is so very complicated because a patient with tick borne illness can be burdened by more than one of the issues below. You and your doctor can work together to help identify what is behind your issues and address it accordingly.
Please investigate these common causes that could be behind your gut issues. Once you identify the root cause of your gut issues, (which could be several of these at once), we hope the list below empowers you with ideas to discuss with your practitioner.
HEAVY METAL TOXICITY
MANY DIET RELATED TOPICS FOUND HERE:
1. CLEAN UP DIET
I suggest learning these below based on personal experience and top resources. Your doctor can guide you on what approach is best for you.
*Anti inflammatory diet
?Reduce carbs (NOT Keto which is usually discouraged due to our fragile adrenals from the disease)
DIET AND NUTRITION IN LYME education
2. ENZYMES (for digestive support)
I personally use the DAO enzyme before meals in addition to a Sensitive stomach enzyme. I've done very well with those and maintain them in my protocol. I also use Lumbrokinase for heart health and against biofilm.
3. PROBIOTICS and SACCAROMYCES BOULARDII
Probiotics are meant to be taken 2 to 3 hours away from antibiotics. The only exception is saccaromyces boullardi. I use one for people with histamine issues. I take at bedtime. We have educational resources on all the various options people use for probiotics and the reasons they use the different options below.
4. MAINTAIN REGULARITY
Proper elimination is vital to detox. Toxins are not meant to sit in our body and reabsorb. Since constipation comes up often and we can not afford to add to our already toxic load, we must work on regularity. I want to point out that I never thought I was constipated because I go regularly but several scans over the years showed I am despite. So you CAN be constipated even if you go daily. How your poop looks can also help identify if you are constipated.
ADDITIONAL GROUP POSTS:
GASTROENTEROLOGIST EDUCATION (INCLUDES GUT PARALYSIS, DIGESTIVE TRANSIT TIME, VAGUS NERVE, SIBO and SIFO)
Disclaimer: Rise Above Lyme makes no claims about any possible benefit of using any product mentioned within this site. Always consult with your doctor before adding anything. The information shared is based on personal experience, years of accumulated researched resources from Lyme Literate doctors and polls conducted within Lyme groups from actual patient experience using these solution ideas.