Lyme disease and hydration (more accurately called managing fluid and electrolyte balance) with the Water Cures Protocol is essential in treating Lyme disease and MSIDS (Multi-Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome). The spirochetes, cocci and gram negative bacteria that can accompany the spirochetes produce toxins. The unprocessed salt helps get the water you drink into your individual cells and throughout your body. Once there, it can continuously detoxify you.
While the Water Cures will not cure you of Lyme, it is essential to help your body heal. Using antibiotics alone and / or natural Lyme treatments, the water and salt help the process work even better in several ways.
1. Healing requires hydration. The better hydrated we are, the easier it is for our body to repair damaged tissues.
2. We need glutathione to detoxify. Glutathione is hydration dependent. The Water Cures protocol not only helps the body be prepared to make more GSH, one study found the unprocessed salt (with over 80 minerals) along with the water alone can increase our intercellular glutathione.
3. Our immune system is hydration dependent. The better hydrated we are, the better our immune system works.
4. Our immune system is electrolyte dependent. The better the balance of electrolytes, the healthier our immune system will be.
5. Lyme disease can mean any of several infections. Each infection has its own unique qualities and may require unique approaches to eliminate the offending bacteria. Hydration helps all treatments work better.
6. In all of the various infections and co-infections, the kill off of bacteria results in toxins. Proper hydration along with adequate dietary potassium and sodium chloride, it is possible for all the cells to be put through a wash, as it were. The hydration cleans the toxins from both inside and outside the cells.
Hydration is not the fix all of health problems. It is one of the most important aspects of attaining our best health. Think of it as the foundation that our health is built upon.