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Can’t Get Better? Do This.

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Chronic Lyme can be very difficult to treat. To recover requires much more than antibiotics alone. When treatment is blocked at six months and beyond we recommend following all of the basic steps (Parts 1-11) in The Successful Treatment Recipe and expanding treatment to cover the following additional problems.

Consider adding:

detoxification treatments for MTHFR methylation defect, lyme and mold biotoxins, and heavy metals like lead and mercury.

biofilm treatments discussed in Biofilms: Lyme Disease Gated Communities.

chronic viral infection treatments discussed in Kills Viruses: A Brief Guide.

mitochondrial dysfunction treatments described in Power Up! Energy and Mitochondria.

co-infection treatments described in Kills Bartonella: A Brief Guide or Kills Babesia: A Brief Guide if symptoms of these recur or continue.

autoimmune illness treatment described in On Low Dose (LDN) Treatment & Lyme. Does It Help?

chronic Inflammation treatment described in LDI: Bring On The Regulators.

yeast treatments described in Kills Yeast: A Brief Guide if you have a number of these symptoms: increased sugar cravings, intestinal gassiness or bloating, recent vaginal yeast infection, oral yeast, and/or vaginal or rectal itching.

Where to Start

See Treatment Stuck? Try These Steps at Six Months and Beyond first or read What is Lyme Disease? A Mess of Things for more background about why Lyme is so difficult to treat for some. Then read the additional articles below about the various treatment blocks to health in chronic Lyme disease.

How to Pulse Antibiotics For Lyme.

Pulse Antibiotics for Lyme

At times, I pulse antibiotics in my Lyme treatments. This means I start and stop the antibiotics at regular intervals with periods on antibiotics followed by periods off. The purpose is to beat Lyme persister cells, decrease biofilms, decrease Lyme cysts, decrease drug toxicity, and limit intestinal yeast. Persister Cells and Lyme …

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Biofilms: Lyme Disease Gated Communities

Lyme Disease Biofilm

I updated this Lyme disease biofilms article on July 10, 2016 to include new information about stevia and a new title. It also includes new information showing that many different antibiotics can reduce biofilm size.  Marty Ross MD Lyme disease biofilms are protective communities for Lyme germs. In these  various forms …

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The Successful Treatment Recipe for Chronic Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease Treatment Image

Here are Lyme disease treatment guidelines for anyone with chronic Lyme and associated diseases. The Successful Treatment Recipe includes essential treatment steps that you should address at the beginning and throughout a treatment. It is designed to: boost the immune system, speed recovery, kill the infections, and protect and repair from the harmful effects of the infections …

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When & How to Treat Chronic Viruses: A Brief Guide.

Viruses in Lyme Disease Treatment

In chronic Lyme and associated diseases there are a variety of infectious agents that may be responsible for symptoms. For some to recover requires treating Lyme, other infections transmitted by a tick like bartonella, babesia, ehrlichia, and anaplasma, parasites, yeast, and chronic viral infections. In this video and written article …

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LDI: Bring on The Regulators

LDI in Lyme disease treatment

There is a relatively new treatment for Lyme disease and the co-infections that is designed to improve how a person feels by regulating the immune system away from inflammation. Some practitioners using this method are reporting improvements in up to 90% of people. It is called LDI which is an abbreviation …

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The Best Brain, Inflammation, Pain, Energy, and Detox Diet Ever.

Paleo diet in Lyme disease treatment

Try this diet. I think it is the best option for someone with chronic Lyme disease. It is designed to: improve brain function and grow nerve connections, prevent Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease which Lyme can trigger, decrease inflammation and inflammation cytokines from infection, prevent and treats yeast overgrowth in …

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Kills Babesia: A Brief Guide.

Babesia treatment in Lyme disease treatment

In my experience recovering from babesia, one of the Lyme disease co-infections, requires combination herbal or prescription antibiotics, steps to boost the immune system, and supplements to decrease inflammation caused by chemicals called cytokines. Boost the Immune System and Decrease Inflammation It is critical for babesia recovery to take steps …

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Kills Yeast: A Brief Guide.

Yeast in Lyme disease treatment

Too many yeast in the intestines (yeast overgrowth) is a common problem that occurs in those with chronic Lyme disease either during treatment or prior to beginning treatment. Antibiotics used to treat Lyme can lead to too many yeast. Immune suppression prior to starting antibiotics can also cause yeast overgrowth. …

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Treatment Stuck? Try These Steps at Six Months & Beyond.

Chronic Lyme can be very difficult to treat. To recover requires much more than antibiotics alone. When treatment is blocked at six months and beyond, I recommend following all of the basic steps (Parts 1-11) in The Successful Treatment Recipe and expanding treatment to cover additional problems like heavy metal toxicity. Consider adding: …

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On Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) & Lyme. Does It Help?

Naltrexone is an opioid receptor blocker. Narcotics like oxycodone found in Percocet and hydrocodone found in Vicodin are opioids. When they bind to an opioid receptor narcotics regulate pain. We have natural narcotics (opioids) in our bodies called endorphins which also regulate pain and perform other functions. There is a …

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Heavy Metals: The Problem & The Best Test.

In chronic Lyme disease heavy metal toxicity (like lead and mercury) can cause low energy, poor nerve function and thinking, intestinal pain and indigestion, and many other problems. In this Lyme Byte recorded from Conversations with Marty Ross MD on 10/22/14, Dr. Ross discusses how heavy metals cause problems and the best …

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Lyme and Mold Toxins. A Lyme Byte.

Marty Ross MD discusses the treatment of Lyme and mold biotoxins with fractionated pectin powder or cholestyramine. The recording is a Lyme Byte from our webinar Conversations with Marty Ross MD recorded May 21, 2013. Based on the work of Ritchie Shoemaker, MD about 25% of individuals have a genetic predisposition which …

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MTHFR and Detoxification. A Lyme Byte.

Marty Ross MD discusses detoxification in chronic Lyme disease and the MTHFR defect. The recording is a Lyme Byte from our webinar Conversations with MartyRoss MD recorded May 21, 2013. If a person has an MTHFR genetic defect they are unable to produce adequate levels of glutathione. MTHFR is an enzyme that …

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