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Alternative Treatments for Lyme Disease

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There are some medical professionals who think that there is so much more to lyme disease than just antibiotics. While these are vital to prevent more serious illness occurring, more and more doctors are concurring that illnesses, and even susceptibility to insect bites, may be caused by nutritional and immune system deficiencies.

Garlic and B Vitamins:

Taking garlic, vitamin B1 and other B complex vitamins may prevent you from being bitten by ticks, fleas and even spiders. If you are going walking in the woods or on a camping trip, take regular doses of fresh garlic during your trip away and you should escape bite free.

Complimentary Treatment with your Antibiotics:

If you do get a tick bite and need antibiotic treatment to prevent lyme disease, you can take pro-biotics afterwards to restore your intestinal flora. A large percentage of the immune system is in the intestines and friendly bacteria are necessary to eat up harmful bacteria and prevent disease. Unfortunately antibiotics don’t discriminate between good and bad bacteria and they will destroy all so pro-biotics should be taken after any course of antibiotics.
University of Maryland Medical Center, suggest taking 5 - 10 billion CFUs (colony forming units) a day.


The homeopathic remedy, ledum, can be used as an antidote to the tick bite as soon as you have been bitten. There is also a homeopathic lyme nosode that you can take, 10 drops a day to lessen or stop side-effects of the tick bite.


In addition to garlic, there are a number of other herbs that can strengthen the immune system and prevent disease, these are:

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