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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’ »

Surviving the silly season


The lead-up to Christmas is often a time of excess.  Late nights spent socialising with friends, family and work-mates can take its toll on our health, and the combination of a lack of sleep, and indulging in alcohol, rich foods and sugar can make us feel sluggish and out of sorts.  Stay well through the silly season by making a few simple changes to your lifestyle during this time of year.

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Stress Management

Stress is a part of everybody’s life.  A small amount of stress and adrenaline is necessary as it gives us motivation and the drive needed to succeed in life.  However when stress is prolonged and intense, it leaves us feeling drained and generally fed-up with life.  Don’t let stress and everyday demands pile up and get the better of you!  Nourish your nervous system with the wide range of remedies and therapies which are available from the Health Zone Shop and Clinic.


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