Lyme disease cannot be ignored because the effects can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system.
A major concern about Lyme disease is the treatment method, usually doxycycline. You know what that means: serious damage to your gut and possibly other microbiome(s). It will take your microbiome some time to recover (Contributing members see Recovering from Antibiotic Damage in the Microbiome section). Of extreme concern: Doxycycline also interferes with your mitochondria, your cells’ energy producers, leaving you tired. See: Tetracyclines Disturb Mitochondrial Function (No wonder they make you tired!) in the Protection from Disease forum on LivingTheCRWay.com.
So I went into red alert – bolstering my immune response to any disease challenge the tick might have given me. Here are the elements of the response. Don’t be shocked. This is not the time for slowing cell proliferation, which is a probable longevity benefit of the CR Way approach to calorie restriction. You need to generate an immune response fast when you are attacked by a dangerous pathogen.