Lyme disease is the most common bug-borne disease in the United States. If diagnosed and treated early in an otherwise healthy individual, it may be no worse than a bout of the flu. However, because of the difficulties of accurate diagnosis and the impaired immune systems of many of its victims, a neglected Lyme infection can result in serious complications affecting the heard, the joints, the brain, and the nervous system. Moreover, the traditional "cure," heavy-duty antibiotic therapy, can cause debilitating side effects.
Dr. Hoffman describes the course of the disease, standard diagnostic procedures, and treatment options. Most important, he discusses the specific nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that can rebuild the immune system and soften the effects of antibiotic therapy.