Quick Action Steps for Lyme Disease

  1. To help determine if you have Lyme Disease, go to Dr. Burrascano’s symptom checklist (a.k.a. Risk Profile) using the following link: www2.lymenet.org/domino/file.nsf/UID/guidelines (You will need to scroll down.)
  2. Prevention is the most effective step you can take. Print out and review the Prevention Guidelines.
  3. Seek immediate medical attention. When detected early, Lyme disease can often be successfully dealt with using antibiotics.
  4. Avoid all alcohol and sugars, all processed and fried foods, all refined flour products, commercial fruit and vegetable juices, artificial sweeteners, and foods that contain hydrogenated oils and trans-fatty acids. Dairy products, caffeine, and non-herbal teas should be consumed sparingly, if at all.
  5. Emphasize a diet of organic, whole foods, with plenty of fresh fruits, complex whole grains, organic free-range meats, poultry, and wild caught fish, and drink an abundance of pure, filtered water.
  6. Also be sure to be tested for food allergies and sensitivities and eliminate all foods for which you test positive.
  7. Useful nutrients include vitamin A, beta-carotene, vitamin B1, biotin, inositol, B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, omega-3 oils, calcium pantothenate, magnesium, and zinc, as well as CoQ10, acidophilus, the amino acid L-carnitine, and thymus gland extract.
  8. Helpful herbs include astragalus, gingko biloba, ginseng, and maitake and reishi mushrooms, as well as cordyceps and Laryx.
  9. Get plenty of rest and learn how to effectively minimize and manage stress.
  10. To ensure full recovery, also seek out the help of support groups and organizations dedicated to providing information about Lyme disease. The following doctors and organizations are a good place to start:
    • Joseph J. Burrascano, Jr., M.D., 139 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937; (631) 324-7337
    • Lida Mattman, Ph.D., Nelson Medical Research Institute, 11664 Martin Road, Warren, MI 48093; (810)755-6430
    • JoAnne Whitaker, M.D., Bowen Research and Training Institute, Inc., P.O. Box 627, Palm Harbor, Florida 34682; (727) 937-9077. Website: www.bowen.org

    The following organizations provide further resources and information about Lyme disease:

    • International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. P.O. Box 341461, Bethesda, MD 20827: (301) 263-1080. Website: www.ilads.org
    • Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc. One Financial Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103; (860) 525-2000. 24-hour Hotline: (800) 866-LYME. Websites: www.lyme.org, www.jstd.org
    • The Lyme Disease Network. 43 Winton Road East Brunswick, NJ 08816. Website: www.lymenet.org
    • Vonner Health Services. 500 Spring Street, Suite 104, Gainesville, GA 30506; (770) 654-9400. Website: www.vonner.com