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Lyme disease is an infection that humans can contract through the bite of a black-legged or deer tick. The cause of Lyme disease is the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium that the tick contains. Between 3 and 30 days after the bite, symptoms will begin to appear. There is a rather wide range of symptoms, which makes this disease so destructive. Lyme disease isn't always the result of a tick bite. It depends on where the individual was at the time of the bite and the type of tick. Also, experts suggest that time is also a factor. They claim that black-legged ticks need to be attached to the individual for over 24 hours. If the tick is removed before then, Lyme disease will not manifest.





Every year, close to 30,000 US individuals are diagnosed Lyme disease. Experts say that this number is on the rise and that it won't go down anytime soon. The infection is most common in males, mostly between the ages of 15 and 45. When it comes to the treatments of Lyme disease, it is fortunately easy to combat. Although a professional medical opinion is always the best, one doesn't need a doctor to treat Lyme disease. Below are the top 10 Lyme disease home treatments.

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Maitake Mushrooms

Native to the mountains of east Japan, maitake mushrooms are famous for their incredible health benefits. Maitake mushrooms promote heart health as well as weight loss, and they also help fight cancer. However, the most notable characteristic of this mountain medicine is, in this case, the immunity boost. These mushrooms contain a polysaccharide fiber called beta glucan. Immune system cells such as neutrophils, T-cells, natural killer cells, and macrophages are all boosted by this substance. Hence, Maitake mushrooms allow the body to kill off the Lyme bacterium before it even spreads quickly.

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Salt

For the pathogen to make its way throughout the body, it needs to inhibit blood cells. However, when a large amount of salt is present in the blood, the pathogen will be immobile. Salt partially stops the bacterium's advance, which gives the immune system more time to act on it. Even though this is indeed viable treatment, it's important to mention that it shouldn't be overused. Excessive amounts of salt can do more damage to the body than the bacterium itself. If this treatment doesn't eradicate the disease after a few days, choose another from the list.

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Fat Intake

Even though it's unhealthy to eat foods that are rich in fat, this may help against Lyme disease. When an individual ingests high amounts of fat, it coats their nervous system. Usually, this is a bad habit that leads to heavy symptoms. However, if the individual does this for a few days to combat a disease, there are no repercussions. Lyme disease can cause terrible symptoms, such as facial drooping and neuropathy. Thus, the protection of the nervous system is vital in a fight against Lyme disease.

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Garlic

Garlic is an incredible food that originated as a folk medicine back in ancient China. Even today, there are very few other antibacterial foods that can match garlic's potential. First of all, it's important to note that garlic can be applied both externally and internally. Garlic cream is a homemade remedy that has great potential anywhere on the skin. With a simple mortar and pestle, one can grind garlic into cream in about five minutes. When this cream combines with garlic consumption, it makes a killer combo against any disease. Against garlic, Lyme disease is as potent as mere flu.

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Exercise

A good workout is an excellent way to prevent any possible disease, from cancer to a headache. The same goes for Lyme disease, as it is rather weak in its starting stage. First of all, exercise warms up the body, which causes it to sweat. Sweat contains numerous toxins that we regularly ingest or produce. Part of those toxins is what lets Lyme disease thrive within the body. Another useful fact is that training makes the individual breathe heavier. The lungs send the oxygen from these short breaths to the muscles that need them. In turn, this leads a lot of bacteria to suffocate.

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Green Tea

Green tea catechins are made up of four molecules, a lot of which green tea itself contains. These catechins went through some scientific studies, and the results are incredible. It seems that catechins can kill immense amounts of bacteria and inhibit all kinds of viruses. Lyme disease is one of those weak viruses that are easy to remove with proper green tea ingestion. Green tea also lowers the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, weight gain and premature aging. With this much evidence, green tea is a must on any home treatment list.

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Probiotic Foods

Products such as fermented vegetables, kefir, raw goat's milk and organic yogurt are full of useful nutrients. Simply put, when a person willingly ingests these foods in high quantity, their body overloads with benign bacteria. Aside from the fact that these bacteria will do much good to the body, Lyme disease will halt. The pathogen will find it hard to inhibit most of the cells, especially in the stomach. Also, the body will receive an additional immunity boost as the intestines get cleaned by the probiotics.

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Turmeric

Just like garlic, turmeric is a millennium old medicine that comes from India. This powder prizes its fame on its anti-inflammatory effect. No matter what the disease is, if there's inflammation, turmeric will remedy most of it. In the case of Lyme disease, it all starts with the bite that later inflames the skin. This inflammation is both the main sign and source of the illness. Turmeric can be added to any of the mentioned foods to maximize their effectiveness. It goes well with every type of food on the list so far.

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Omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids have extreme anti-inflammatory potential. They can be found in many types of foods, such as fish, nuts, and seeds. It's greatly beneficial in the fight against Lyme disease to eat any these three foods once per day. However, an even better recommendation is to ingest pure fish oil. Fish oil is probably the largest source of omega-3 fatty acids, and some types even contain astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is used in antibiotics that doctors prescribe against Lyme disease. This nutrient boosts the absorption of inflammatory sources and prevents most of the further complications.

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B-Complex

The eight B vitamins, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12 are referred to by experts as the B-complex. Ingesting any and possibly all of the B-complex vitamins is a high recommendation when fighting Lyme disease. Every pathogen depends on the weakness of the host to thrive. With a constant intake of the 8 B vitamins, the body will simply not give in to the virus. This gives the illness carrier a massive advantage in the early struggle. In the face of a good amount of B-complex, the disease is not even likely to occur.

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