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Lyme Disease

DESCRIPTION:

A bacterial ailment transmitted by a deer tick, lyme disease produces a recurrent inflammatory Infection, also known as lyme Arthritis.

The disease usually affects large joints, including the knees and TMJ (Tempero-Mandibular Joint). The characteristic Skin eruptions (erythema chronicum migrans) indicate exposure. There may also be general malaise, reminiscent of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

HERBS:

Alfalfa
Echinacea (2)
Goldenseal
Milk Thistle

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLIMENTS:

Evening Primrose Oil
Digestive Enzymes
Vitamin C (1)
Zinc

REFERENCES:

1. Banic S: Immunostimulation by Vitamin C, International Journal of Vitamin and Nutrition research Supp, 23, 1982, p 49-52.
2. Tubaro A, et al: Anti-inflammatory activity of a polysaccharide fraction of Echinacea angustifolia, Journal of Pharm Pharmacol, 39(7), July 1987, p 567-569.