Dear Stephen,
Your Healing Lyme book is my bible. The herbs have been so valuable after doing a regimen of antibiotics for a year. Thank you for all you’ve done in this field. As I try to assist my compromised immune system, I want to address the possibility of detoxing heavy metals with herbs. Do you have a protocol for that? I would be interested in any thoughts you have along those lines.



Stephen’s response:
I have heard a lot about detoxing heavy metals and have mixed feelings on it. It seems overhyped to me though I do understand the rationale behind it. In some instances it is probably warranted. I, however, like the idea of detoxing in general.

After someone with lyme is feeling better, stronger and more vital, a fast may be a good way to go. I go into a lot of detail about this in my book The Fasting Path, however, long story short, the human body is meant to fast every so often and during that time it does in fact detox effectively.

The best way to start is a juice fast. A water fast produces the best results but is strenuous and needs to be prepared for extensively especially by people with strong immune reducing illnesses. (However, a water fast is the best thing for IBS and other GI tract diseases, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and so on and will correct those conditions fairly rapidly and often completely).

Stephen
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