Food is Medicine

What you eat can greatly impact your health and recovery.

Nutrition and lifestyle play powerful roles in supporting Lyme disease recovery. Your diet provides crucial information to your body that can either help or hinder your Lyme disease healing process. The goal of this course is to teach you how to eat to best support your body's recovery from Lyme disease.

What You'll Learn

  • Nutrition Foundations

    Learn foundational nutrition strategies that can help you recover from Lyme disease as part of a comprehensive approach to Lyme disease treatment.

  • Multi-Systemic Support

    Understand the critical role that nutrition plays in every body system and how to leverage what you eat to lower inflammation and improve gut health, blood sugar, and hormones.

  • Tools for Healthy Habits

    Optimize healthy eating by learning how to make sustainable lifestyle habits that support Lyme disease recovery.

Why Does Nutrition Matter?

Targeted nutritional interventions help to reduce inflammation and support your immune system. This helps your body recover and enables other Lyme treatments to work better.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Foundations of Lyme Nutrition

    • Welcome to Lyme Disease Diet 101!

    • Lesson 1, Part 1 (video)

    • Lesson 1, Part 2 (video)

    • Meal Planning: An Essential Element of Sustainable Healthy Eating

    • The Lyme Disease 30-Day Reset Diet

    • Lyme Disease Reset Diet (Handout)

    • Guide to Meal Planning (Handout)

    • Save time in the Kitchen (Handout)

  • 2

    Chapter 2: Eating for Gut Health

    • Eating for Gut Health

    • Lesson 2, Part 1 (video)

    • Lesson 2, Part 2 (video)

    • Additional Nutrition Resources

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Eating for Healthy Blood Sugar Control

    • Eating for Healthy Blood Sugar Control

    • Lesson 3 (video)

    • The Connection Between Blood Sugar and Lyme Disease

    • Take a Look at Your Blood Sugar "Beneath the Hood"

  • 4

    Chapter 4: Nutrition for Detoxification

    • Nutrition for Detoxification

    • Lesson 4 (video)

    • What Is Detoxification?

    • Additional Resources for Detoxification

  • 5

    Chapter 5: Nutrition for Hormone Support

    • Nutrition for Hormone Support

    • Lesson 5 (video)

    • Ideal Reference Ranges for Thyroid Hormones

  • 6

    Chapter 6: Supporting Optimal Immune Function with Nutrition

    • Supporting Optimal Immune Function with Nutrition

    • Lesson 6 (video)

    • An Overview of Immune System Nutrients and Food Sources

  • 7

    Chapter 7: How to Make Healthy Eating a Lifestyle for Lyme Recovery

    • How to Make Healthy Eating a Lifestyle for Lyme Recovery

    • Lesson 7 (video)

  • 8

    Chapter 8: Special Diets for Lyme Disease Recovery

    • Special Diets for Lyme Disease Recovery

    • Lesson 8 (video)

    • Histamine Intolerance Guidelines (Handout)

    • Low FODMAP Food List (Handout)

    • The Keto Diet and Lyme Disease (Handout)

  • 9

    Additional Resources

    • Ask Our Nutritionist


Certified Nutrition Specialist

Lindsay Christensen

Lindsay Christensen, MS, CNS, CKNS, has her B.S. in Biomedical Science and her M.S. in Human Nutrition. She has successfully completed a 1,000-hour supervised experience program for the Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) credential, an esteemed credential for healthcare professionals with an advanced level of education and experience in nutritional biochemistry and medical nutrition therapy. Lindsay enjoys working with a diverse array of clients. Areas of expertise include nutrition care for complex chronic illnesses, including Lyme disease and CIRS, food sensitivities, and gastrointestinal health issues. Lindsay is an avid researcher and writer and when her nose is not buried in the latest nutrition science and medical research, she can be found backpacking, skiing, and rock climbing in her beautiful home state of Colorado.