What is Lyme Disease?Lyme disease is a bacterial infection you get from the bite of an infected tick. An infectious disease caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, Lyme Disease is transmitted to humans by a bite from an infected black-legged or deer tick. Black-legged or deer ticks are usually found in theNortheastMid-AtlanticUpper MidwestPacific coast, especially northern CaliforniaThese ticks can attach to any part your body. But they are often found in hard-to-see areas such as your groin, armpits, and scalp. Usually the tick must be attached to you for 36 to 48 hours or more to spread the bacterium to you.What are the symptoms of Lyme disease?Early symptoms of Lyme disease start between 3 to 30 days after an infected tick bites you. The symptoms can include:A red rash called erythema migrans (EM). It gets bigger over several days and may feel warm. It is usually not painful or itchy. As it starts to get better, parts of it may fade. Sometimes this makes the rash look like a \u0026quot;bull\u0026#39;s-eye.\u0026quot;ChillsHeadacheFeverFatigueMuscle and joint achesSwollen lymph nodesWhat are some ways to prevent tick bites Avoid tick-infested areasAvoid tall grass and overgrowthWear light colored clothes outdoors (you can better see ticks attached to your clothing)Wear a hatProtect your skin by keeping it covered under long sleeve shirts and pantsUse natural insect repellants such as citronella oil, garlic oil, lemon grass, or lemon eucalyptus oilCheck your clothing before coming indoorsShower when you come inside to wash the ticks off your bodyTicks can be transported into your home by your pets, so regularly check under your pet’s ears, collar, and pawsHolistic Treatment1. Consume a diet of high-antioxidant foods, probiotic-rich foods, and bone broth to keep your immune system functioning optimally. With a highly functioning immune system, you will be less likely to have a negative response if you are to get bitten.2. Take vitamins and supplements that can improve your cellular health. You want your cells as healthy as possible so that when they are attacked, they will be able to repair themselves quickly.Vitamin DCoQ10B-ComplexOmega-3 Fish OilMagnesiumTurmericProbiotic3. Sleep well and reduce stress. Stress and negative emotions have been proven to weaken the immune system. Make sure you get enough sleep, schedule time to relax, and have fun with your friends and family. These are all key components in managing your immunity.Get TestedIf you are experiencing symptoms of Lyme Disease, visit Everlywell and order an at-home Lyme disease test.Click here to purchase our supportive treatment collection for Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, and Erlichsiosis. DisclaimerRecommendations are for initial guidance and may not be appropriate for every client. Individuals require individualized care, and what works for one client may not work for another. None of the statements on this web site should be construed as dispensing medical advice. You should consult a licensed health care professional before starting any supplement, dietary, or exercise program, especially if you are pregnant or have any pre-existing injuries or medical conditions. These products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.