Can a ketogenic diet help with Lyme disease?

Virta Health

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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