I know long before I was even diagnosed with Lyme Disease, I took to the internet in search of any information I could find related to my symptoms.  And after an almost two-year-long journey, and a confirmed Lyme diagnosis, I have an arsenal of books I still find myself referencing today that have helped me tremendously!

The below-listed books not only focus specifically on Lyme Disease but many of the common autoimmune conditions that tend to go hand in hand with a Lyme diagnosis. All of the below I have found extremely helpful and I continue to recommend them and use them as a resource today.

Lyme Disease BooksThis post is about Lyme Disease Books I Highly Recommend

Why Can’t I Get Better

This book came HIGHLY recommended to me by my LLMD.  In this book, Dr. Horowitz breaks down the complications of diagnosing Lyme disease and co-infections.  He also goes into great detail about all of the other conditions that tend to overlap with a patient who has Lyme Disease.  Be sure to take the symptoms quiz in the book that can help as a roadmap to thinking deeper about what you are facing.  Lyme Disease symptoms are not textbook, and each patient can experience something different. This book provides real-life examples and stories which I liked.  And it shows that healing IS possible, but different for everyone.

Why Can't I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease
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Toxic Heal Your Body

I can’t say enough about this book.  First, it includes so many positive stories of people who experience symptoms of Lyme Disease and feel nothing is helping.  It touches on mold toxicity and mast cell activation syndrome and how it is often overlooked as a factor that hinders recovery in Lyme patients. It also includes a suggested system reboot plan to help begin the stages of healing the body.

Believe Me Yolanda Habib

This book was the BEST biography I have ever read written by someone who battles Lyme Disease.  I will say her case was extreme, and her journey and ability to get the best of treatments is not everyone’s reality.  However, she shares the raw details of how this illness can affect not only your body and mental health but also that of loved ones.

Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease
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Mast Cells United

While this book is not specific to Lyme Disease,  it is worth reading in my opinion. Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) tends to have a coloration with the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease. This book will arm you with information on what you may want to discuss with your doctor.  Once I understood MCAS and how it impacted me I felt more empowered on how to approach my healing journey.

Mast Cells United: A Holistic Approach to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
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The Epstein-Barr Virus Solution

I found this book to be an excellent source of knowledge.  It is a known fact that 90% of the population has EBV.  It tends to be a secret invader that rears its ugly head when our immune systems are compromised.  EBV can also cause false positive Lyme tests, so it is worth the knowledge to better understand what you may be facing along your journey to answers and recovery.

Conclusion:

I hope you found this list of recommended books helpful.  There is a lot of great information out there.  And I think you should be open-minded and well-equipped with information when learning about a new health diagnosis.

I can’t say it enough…BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE!  Never give up even when you feel like no one is listening.  Sometimes getting the diagnosis is the hardest part of the journey. Just stay positive and find your tribe!  There are so many of us out there who will support and pray for you along the way.

Read about my journey to a diagnosis HERE!

Disclaimer: This content is only for informational purposes and should not be used in place of a medical professional’s advice.  What I share are additional resources that I have found useful.
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