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littlebit27
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Ok I know I'm supposed to be exercising and going on this yeast/sugar free diet. I've read Dr. B's guideline a gazillion times but am still confused.

What kind of exercises can I do?

And what kinds of foods can I eat? Is there another post buried in here somewhere about a diet plan and receipes or something like that?

It's going to be hard but I have to do it.

Thanks and sorry for the annoying questions.

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Dr. B says in his guidelines to do strength training and stretching. That could be pilates or yoga. It can also be weight lifting and stretching. Whatever works for you and whatever you enjoy as long as it's not cardio.

He also says to workout every other day.

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so what about like sit ups and push ups?

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Yes, those are okay. Dr. B wants you exercising for an hour though, so you need to add other things. If you like things like that, you might look for Pilates Youtubes, there are a lot of strength training moves in Pilates.

Traditional situps and pushups can get your heart rate up, so I'd do them slow. Situps are really ineffective .... you might look at pilates roll downs and hundreds online.

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When I had a severe case of Yeast in 2005 from antibiotics I got off the antibiotics and my Gastro Doctor put me on the South Beach Diet - Phase 1 for 6 months. It cleared up all the Yeast. I also took Probiotics. As far as Exercise is concerned, I go to a local Warm Water Pool (93 Degrees)and exercise under water. It is the best exercise for those of us with Lyme.
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Six you are expert on this your advice it matters .



A cardiologist told me to do as much as I can exercise just to stop if i have pain ,problems on breathing or feel lightheaded.Internal Md told me do whatever exercise you want but don't make your heart rate go over 140 HR. and discus ed with him about what Burrascano said and hi told me that hi had IM and hi pushed his self over 140 Hr that was completely wrong but he also told if you do just stretching especially weightlifting you can push your heart to beat more than 140 in a min.So his advice was stay to 140 bets per minute your OK and any pain on chest trouble breathing or filling lightheaded STOP.LLMD when I told what others told me said that now that I feel better I can do exercise more but he told me do it carefully and he agree not to push my HR over 140 beats per min. and if I have problems do just wight lifting.

Confused per Cardiologist you can not recover organs if you not exercise hard send more O2 to them and vigorous exercise sends blood everywhere .

Internal MD it is big mistake to push your heart more then 140 per min. when you have infection ore IM ore heart disease.

LLMD In patients with lyme the mitochondria is not producing energy well so doing to much will fail the major organs and the body as whole.

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http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/95307

Topic: no aerobic exercise??

Safe exercise methods are discussed, and the reasons for such.

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CARDIAC

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/77325

Topic: To everyone with cardiac symptoms please read !
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Not really an expert .... just got better. [Smile]

What the cardiologist said makes sense. However, with lyme there can be significant adrenal fatigue. If you're doing exercise that is further draining your adrenals, it doesn't seem that you will get better.

What your internal MD says makes sense, too. And that is true, you can do weightlifting and get your heart rate high, that is why Dr. B says specifically light training.

This is what Dr. B has to say in the Diagnostic and Treatment guidelines at www.ilads.org :

PROGRAM:

1. Aerobic exercises are NOT allowed, not even low impact variety, until the patient has recovered.


2. Conditioning: work to improve strength and reverse the poor conditioning that results from Lyme, through
a whole-body exercise program, consisting of light calisthenics and/or resistance training, using light resistance and many repetitions. This can be accomplished in exercise classes called "stretch and tone", or "body sculpture", or can be achieved in the gym with exercise machines or carefully with free weights (see cautions above).


3. Each session should last one hour. A gentle hour is preferable to a strenuous half-hour. If the patient is unable to continue for the whole hour, then decrease the intensity to allow him/her to do so.


4. Exercise no more often than every other day. The patient may need to start by exercising every 4th or 5th day initially, and as abilities improve, work out more often, but NEVER two days in a row. The non- exercise days should be spent resting.


5. This whole-body conditioning program is what is required to achieve wellness. A simple walking program will not work, and simply placing the patient on a treadmill or an exercise bike is not acceptable (except very briefly, as part of a warm-up), as aerobics can be damaging and must be avoided.

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Thanks for the replies

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I have a question... maybe it is a statement but i seem to recall reading somewhere that a Lyme patient BEAT Lyme by running, eventually running marathons.

The basic premise was that the Lyme can't survive in a hostile environment of an elevated temperature that is promoted with exercise. I don't recall where i read it, but I thought it was one of DR. B's patients...?

I have to comment that back in March I tried to go to an aerobics class and it was too much too soon, i was rushing things, the class was too intense and i thought i would pass out. i backed off, but did still pursue the aerobic type activities just at slower pace and with many days in between as recommended by many on here.

I am trying the running thing to kick the Lyme , but i really listened to signs and signals my bady gave me as far as resting etc.

In the beginning I really couldn't do much, now i feel I am at my best as far as endurance etc. and am still after it.

I believe that exercise really helps... yeah even aerobic, especially aerobic.

I think that it has been a major part of what has made me feel better. I have talked to my LLMD about it and he was surprised to hear me say i participated in a 5K, about a month ago, mind you i was SLOOOWWW but i finished the 5k. My LLMD said if it is working for me then to keep doing it.

So there again I think it depends on the person and i think that listening to your body really makes a difference and keeping a little log book on what you are doing and how you are feeling may help.

Just my opinion... I have no medical back ground (just a health-nut type), and please note that my attack plan deviates from the mainstream plan, but it seems to be working for me, so i had to throw that out there just in case in may help one person... just start slow & go easy if you decide to do any.

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I've put mine into remission with aerobic exercise. My most recent battle aerobics was definitely out because my adrenal fatigue was too bad. I think it depends on the person and how their adrenals are functioning.

Three times I used exercise, sunshine, and diet to put it in remission .... the last of those 3 for 12 years (also had my amalgams out that time).

Then I got bitten again and got it worse than ever .....

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i am still cycling between good times & bad, but I am trying the running.

I have never been a runner and am carrying extra lbs so it has been a struggle but I am giving it a shot.

When i don't feel up to wlaking/running i do yoga instead or whatever i can manage that day, i have noticed some good progress and the good times have been longer in duration so i guess that is a step in the right direction.

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