babesia

Treat Babesia Naturally

When you are bitten by a tick you can get more than lyme disease. There are a handful of other illnesses that can also affect you – among them is babesia. Babesia is a co-infection that runs alongside lyme disease after a tick bite and is caused by a parasite that infects red blood cells. Most cases of babesia occur in the northeast and upper midwest where black-footed and deer ticks are most common. It is transmitted most commonly, not by adult ticks, but by the small nymphs that are about as big as a poppy seed. In fact, most people never even realize they’ve been bitten until they start displaying symptoms!

If you suspect you may have been bitten by a tick and are showing the symptoms of babesia or lyme disease you should see your doctor as soon as possible. Though babesia is not life-threatening for most people, those with compromised immune systems, the very young and the elderly, are at increased risk of a severe version of the disease. A combination of natural and traditional medicine can help to speed recover and help limit the severity of symptoms for both lyme disease and babesia. Preventing tick bites is the best way to avoid getting babesia.

What are the symptoms of Babesia?

  • Drenching night sweats
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Lack of oxygen
  • Dry cough
  • Dizziness
  • Balance issues
  • Dysautonomia
  • Depression
  • Fatigue

How can I prevent Babesia?

Babesia is a co-infection of lyme disease. The best way to prevent it is to take steps to prevent getting lyme disease:

  • The best way to prevent getting babesia is to prevent tick bites.
  •  Avoid areas where ticks are commonly found
  •  Cover as much of your body as you can when working out in wooded areas
  • Use insect repellants
  • Clear tall grasses, wood piles and other fences around your property that ticks can hide in.
  • Check your body for ticks before really stepping into your home
  • Dry clothes in a tumble dryer for 15 minutes
  • Shower and gently scrub with a washcloth
  • Learn how to remove ticks swiftly and easily

How do I treat Babesia?

  • The curcumin in turmeric helps to alleviate the symptoms of babesia. Get a supplement. Just adding turmeric to your food won’t give you enough of this important ingredient to make a significant difference. Take 400mg. of turmeric three times a day for best results.
  • Get bromelain supplements. It helps to boost the effects of turmeric.
  • Use samento and guaiacum for their antispirochete qualities.
  • Teasel is a great anti-microbial.
  • Colloidal silver helps to boost immunity.
  • Artemesinin from wormwood helps fight off the bacteria responsible for the infection.
  • Take up a gluten and dairy free diet so your body can focus on healing the disease rather than inflammation from foods.
  • Avoid refined sugars to help inhibit yeast growth and boost immune response.
  • Eat foods high in omega 3 fatty acids to help lower inflammation.
  • Drink lots of water to help flush toxins from the body.
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