General Focus of Naturopathic Lyme Disease

General Focus of Naturopathic Lyme Disease

Comfortable-IV-Therapy-Lounge-Ottawa-LSWCHere is a list of the points addressed by Dr. Amelia Croll ND at a recent conference where she was asked to attend and speak on the subject of Naturopathic Lyme Disease.

General Focus of Naturopathic Lyme Disease Treatment

  • Hydration
  • Organ support (liver, kidney, spleen, gut, lymphatic)
  • Immune system modulation
  • Antimicrobial herbs targeting borrelia and specific co-infections
  • Mitochondrial support with antioxidants
  • Assessment of toxicity/heavy metals
  • Assessment of hormonal system

IV therapy / Nutrient Intravenous Therapy

  • Provided by NDs who are IV licensed. In Ontario, we can inject vitamin/mineral formulas only (no ozone and no antibiotics, need to travel out of province for those treatments, unless done by an MD).
  • Not a magic bullet and often done in combination with other Lyme treatments (antibiotics, herbs, supplements).
  • Response varies from case to case.
  • Effective in Lyme because IV nutrients don’t depend on the digestive system to be absorbed and go directly to the cells.
  • Foundations need to be in place first (clean lifestyle and diet) for best results.
  • Herxheimer reactions common.
  • IVs done weekly for 4-6 weeks then every 3-6 weeks for 3-6 months.
  • Clients report improved quality of life (more ‘good days’ with energy and mood and better tolerability of antibiotics (if on an antibiotic protocol).
  • Cost depends on formula but ranges from $110-125/treatment.
  • IV’s usually take 1.5-2hrs.
  • Basic labs need to be done in advance (with me or your MD).

Formulas (usually a combination of the following is used)


  • High dose vitamin C (25-40g) has oxidative effect (increases cellular oxygen), and increases overall immune activity.  Works well for viral co-infections (EBV).
  • Hydration (lactated ringer’s formula) done on almost everybody for kidney support and to hydrate at a cellular level. Benefits those with POTS.
  • Cell/mitochondrial support (high dose glutathione, magnesium, zinc, selenium, taurine, vitamin B5/B6). Improves liver function and benefits those with babesia, neurological symptoms, and multiple chemical sensitivity.
  • Antimicrobial formula (with dilute hydrochloric acid). Herxing common so doses are started low and gradually increased.
  • Multivitamin (called a Myers cocktail, has all the B vitamins, amino acids, and minerals). Done to improve energy and stabilize mood.

Dr. Amelia Croll ND, is an IV (Intravenous) licensed naturopathic doctor, versed in the treatment of lyme disease and sought after speaker on Naturopathic Lyme Disease.

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