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What is Lyme disease, symptoms and treatments

Lyme disease (Neuroborreliosis) is caused by a spirochete, Borrelia burdorferi, transmitted by tick bites, mainly in the summer time. The site of the tick bite is red with a pale centre gradually increasing in size to form the unique marker lesion, a bull’s eye which may become large over a period of time. There are 20 known species of Borrelia that can cause human illness, and it is not uncommon for people with Lyme’s disease to harbour at least two species. The microbes disseminate through the circulation, causing first, sore throat, dry cough, fever and headaches, followed by cardiac arrhythmias and neurologic abnormalities (facial nerve paralysis). Pain and swelling may develop in the large joints, sometimes progressing to chronic arthritis.

The effects may persist for months, allopathic therapy includes antibiotics. The internet offers a wide variety of different diets to help manage the symptoms of Lyme’s disease. Nutrition is important in Lyme disease treatment, the role of nutrition is central not so much in the killing of the bugs, but in the underlying strength and resilience of your health. Immune support, inflammation management, hormone regulation and detoxification functions can all be vitally influenced by your nutritional intake and status. Continue reading ‘What is Lyme disease, symptoms and treatments’ »

Ms Salma S Khan – Nutrition Consultant and Health Writer

Background
Ms Salma S. Khan, Nutrition Consultant & Health Writer is a highly qualified Health Practitioner – she advises clients on a broad range of nutritional issues, and specialises in all matters related to nutrition. Salma incorporates Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques within each consultation in order to motivate clients to reach their nutritional goals. All clients are provided with unique bespoke nutritional plans devised to suit their individual needs. 

Salma is originally from a Biomedical Sciences background (specialising in Clinical Chemistry). She has worked in various laboratories to gain first-hand experience of nutritional testing. Her intense passion for nutrition led her on a journey to study the subject in great depth. 

As well as consulting with clients, Salma is a keen writer and public speaker – she has contributed nutrition related articles to the media including the Daily Mail online, as well as contributing to radio shows.

Salma has also worked for a premium supplement and health food company based in Surrey where she has formulated new health products. In addition, Salma has been a guest speaker at a top health retreat in Gozo, Malta. She is currently in the process of planning a series of health retreats. Besides this, Salma voluntarily works for a global charitable organization where she is involved in the ongoing development of the nutrition department at a hospital based in Latin America.

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