Living in the western United States, we don’t think much about bugs and ticks. Insects don’t like living in our high mountainous ecosystems and cold, dry climates. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get Lyme disease in Salt Lake City.
You might pick up Lyme disease on a family vacation to the Northeast or the Pacific Northwest. And as general temperatures warm, scientists expect cases of Lyme to creep up across the country.
Don’t forget that only 10% of Lyme disease cases are reported each year. Some models suggest that nearly half a million people contract the infection each year, which raises an important question: Do you have Lyme disease? And if you do, how would you know?
Some people experience acute Lyme disease, which often passes with rest and antibiotics. Others, however, come down with chronic Lyme disease, which can lead to years of fatigue, brain fog, gut issues, and immune issues. Traditional doctors have a difficult time treating long-term cases of Lyme, so it’s best to turn to a functional medicine health coach.
A functional medicine health coach at Novis Health will help you get to the bottom of your symptoms. In this case, we will test for Lyme disease and then create a specialized treatment plan that helps your body recover from the infection.
Ready to walk the path of defeating Lyme disease? Meet with a Novis Health wellness coach to discuss your options today!
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by tick bites that can cause various symptoms, including fatigue, joint pain, muscle aches, and neurological issues. While traditional medicine doctors often use antibiotics to treat Lyme disease, many patients experience symptoms even after treatment, and traditional medicine can take them no further. That is why we advocate health coaching and functional medicine for patients with Lyme disease.
Health coaching is a form of supportive guidance that helps patients make positive lifestyle changes to improve their health. Health coaches work closely with patients to identify their goals and develop a plan to achieve them. With Lyme disease, health coaches can help patients adopt healthy lifestyle habits that support their immune system and reduce inflammation.
Functional medicine is an approach to healthcare that focuses on identifying and treating the root causes of disease. Instead of simply treating symptoms, functional medicine practitioners aim to address the underlying imbalances in the body causing the symptoms. Patients with Lyme disease will find this approach particularly helpful, as it often involves a comprehensive evaluation of a client’s lifestyle factors, environmental exposures, and health history up to this point.
Health coaching and functional medicine provide a stellar way of managing and even eliminating Lyme disease symptoms.
There are several ways that health coaching and functional medicine can be used to treat Lyme disease:
Health coaching and functional medicine can be valuable tools for treating Lyme disease. By addressing the root causes of the disease and supporting the body’s immune system, clients can experience improvements in their symptoms and overall health.
If you are struggling with Lyme disease, consider working with a health coach and functional medicine practitioner to develop a personalized treatment plan supporting your needs. Coaches at Novis Health are now scheduling discovery calls where you can get answers to your health questions.
Are you tired of being dismissed by your doctor? At Novis Health, we listen and guide you toward optimal health.