What is the most effective treatment for Lyme Disease?

The two most effective ways to combat Lyme disease involve keeping your brain and body at its healthiest to fight off the bacteria that is wreaking havoc on your system. Nutrition and gut health are of the utmost importance when it comes to controlling the symptoms of Lyme Disease, as is brain health.

Gut health and nutrition involve identifying and isolating foods that are causing your system to become weakened causing more pain and suffering from your Lyme symptoms.  Microbiome problems of the stomach and intestines can be identified and rectified back to health through food and supplements that will strengthen your whole body. Proper supplements that you are lacking can restore balance to your system, making it strong to fight off the infection.

Brain health involves identifying neurological dysregulation that is occurring in the brain to bring it back to a stronger healthier version that can think, focus, remember and have stamina for activities that you love.

The healthier your brain, body and mind are, the more resistant to the impact of Lyme you will be and the stronger you will be to face and conquer the disease.


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How can I tell if my brain is affected by Lyme Disease?

Brain patterns exists in Lyme Disease that keep your neurological system in a constant state of dysfunction, making it difficult or impossible for the bacteria to subside and more than likely exacerbating the disease and its symptoms. These patterns can be identified and isolated using neuroscientific technology.

Dr. Trish Leigh, at Leigh Brain and Spine, identifies where in the brain the person’s challenges stem from and what to do about it using qEEG Brain Mapping. Brain fog, chronic pain and fatigue, mood challenges, sleep problems, and anxiety all have been shown to improve using Neurofeedback Therapy, a primary treatment modality for Lyme Disease.

How does food affect my Lyme Disease symptoms?

Nutrition and gut health are of the utmost importance when it comes to controlling the symptoms of Lyme Disease because they directly impact inflammation, which is at the root of pain. The more inflammation in the body, the more pain.

How can I know if I have inflammation that is making my Lyme Disease worse? 

Through IgG Food Sensitivity testing, the foods that are causing inflammation in your system can be identified and then eliminated without having to eliminate all foods from your diet. “Patients” feel so much better quickly, with a huge reduction in pain, when they take the foods that are bothering their system out of their diet.” Says, Dr. Cosmas Leigh, nutritional doctor at Leigh Brain and Spine. Food sensitivity is different from food allergies. Sensitivities can take longer to show up in your body so many times you don’t understand that something you ate yesterday for breakfast is increasing your pain later the next day. That is why the gut repair diet program works so well.

Dr. Cosmas Leigh, a highly trained gut health and nutritional balancing doctor, identifies disruption in gut health and can help you repair your gastro-intestinal system for improvement of symptoms and progress toward Lyme Disease healing. Additionally, IgG Food Sensitivity testing is proven to identify foods that are causing increased inflammation of your body which is associated with an increase in pain, fatigue, skin problems, moodiness and irritability, and fibromyalgia symptoms.

Will Lyme Brain Fog go away?

Lyme disease is a chronic, underdiagnosed  condition that many times doctors do not address because they simply do not understand it is going on. How can something be treated if it is not identified? Brain fog from Lyme is one such culprit. Most people with Lyme complain of Brain Fog.

70% of those affected by Lyme Disease report changes in their thinking and memory such as reduced mental sharpness.

Symptoms of Brain Fog include:

  • Difficulty with focus, attention and concentration.
  • Problems with impulse control and judgment.
  • Poor problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Slower mental processing speed
  • Disorganization and losing track of things

How can I know if I have Brain Fog from Lyme?

Easy, you can see the brain pattern that causes brain fog on your Quantitative Electroencephalogram (qEEG) Brain Map. Essentially, there are many different brain patterns that are associated with the above symptoms, brain fog, chronic fatigue, memory issues and you can see on your qEEG Brain Map if you have one or many of the patterns happening in your brain.

How can brain fog be improved?

After identification of the brain pattern(s) that are causing your symptoms, then your brain can be re-wired to perform better which allows your symptoms to reduce and go away. With better brain function, comes better thinking and memory abilities. Physically people feel better too when their brain is working properly, everything about them works better. It is that simple.

What causes Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Humans contract Lyme disease through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks, which are rampant in the Chapel Hill-Durham area of North Carolina.

Why is Lyme Disease hard to diagnose?

Lyme’s is hard to diagnose because many times there are no major signs or symptoms at onset and only after time has passed does the affected person begin to feel a decline in health. It is hard to relate back to a tick bite, that you may not even be aware has happened. Doctors do not have a simple and affordable way to diagnose Lyme for many people so they suffer with the associated symptoms without knowing the cause. The most widely used test is the Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test.

At Leigh Brain and Spine, our evaluation doesn’t diagnose Lyme directly but digs into the causes of the affiliated symptoms that are being caused by the presence of the bacteria, such as the brain pattern of brain fog, slow information processing, and decreased focus. Once the patterns are identified, the brain can be re-wired back to a healthier version of itself to reduce and eliminate symptoms.

Signs of Lyme Disease (later developing – days to months after a tick bite):

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) later developing signs of Lyme Disease include:

  • Severe headaches and neck stiffness
  • Rashes on the body
  • Arthritis with severe joint pain and swelling, particularly the knees and other large joints.
  • Facial palsy (loss of muscle tone or droop on one or both sides of the face)
  • Intermittent pain in tendons, muscles, joints, and bones
  • Heart palpitations or an irregular heart beat (Lyme carditis)
  • Episodes of dizziness or shortness of breath
  • Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord
  • Nerve pain
  • Shooting pains, numbness, or tingling in the hands or feet
  • Problems with short-term memory

These symptoms can be reduced with treatment of the brain, spine, nervous system and gastro-intestinal systems of the body. Call (919) 401-9933 Leigh Brain and Spine today to find out how we can help.

Leigh Brain and Spine is proud to have earned the distinction as a Certified Brain Health Coach Center and is a proud member of the Amen Clinics referral network.