Can a ketogenic diet help with Lyme disease?

By Dr. Stephen Phinney and the Virta Team

The topic of Lyme disease is very complex, involving both an infectious cause and often a prolonged inflammatory response after the infection is eradicated. There is no evidence that nutritional ketosis would aid in the treatment of infection. We have reported a number of studies in which biomarkers of inflammation are reduced by a ketogenic diet in people without Lyme disease, but we are not aware of any published research on its use specifically in individuals in the chronic inflammatory phase of Lyme disease.  

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