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Probiotics and Lyme Disease

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Most Lyme treatment protocols include the use of antibiotics. Unfortunately, these drugs kill beneficial bacteria and facilitate the overgrowth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria as well as yeast. This interferes with digestion, nutrition and the immune system. The normal population of bacteria is essential in the production of specific vitamins, lowering cholesterol, protecting against cancer, and recirculating hormones.


Probiotics (which literally means “promotes life”) are beneficial microorganisms that help maintain the normal intestinal flora.


To help combat these complications of antibiotics, many people turn to probiotic supplements. Probiotics (which literally means “promotes life”) are beneficial microorganisms that help maintain the normal intestinal flora. The most common type of probiotic is bacteria commonly found in yoghurt and other fermented foods. These include Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria, including B. breve and B. longum. Lactobacillus rhamnosus, a bacterium found in some yoghurts, has demonstrated particular benefits to the immune system. Certain yeast may also be used as probiotics. Another popular type of probiotic is soil-based organisms (SBO), which, as their name implies, are found in the soil…

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