Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
Article explaining how Lyme uses manganese instead of iron
Here is a really interesting article about a study triggered by an earlier study that showed that Lyme spirochetes can survive completely without iron. The researchers asked the question, "If not iron, then what?"  The answer is manganese.   Not helpful in the moment, but certainly inspires hope for new treatments!  Perhaps a new compound that blocks manganese would starve them out.

I did look up manganese rich foods to see if lowering my intake helps at all.  Two of my supplements were at the top of the list under spices (cinnamon and curcumin). I'm going to hold off on those two until after I'm well.

http://phys.org/news/2013-03-scientists-reveal-quirky-feature-lyme.html
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar_universal
Those wily lil devils!  I had no idea.  
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Article explaining how Lyme uses manganese instead of iron
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Lyme Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Infectious Diseases Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
JackieCalifornia
1763947_tn?1334058919
Blank
mojogal
Venice, FL
1415174_tn?1453246703
Blank
mkh9
CA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
grdner
PA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Katya4
428506_tn?1296560999
Blank
wonko