The Candida & Lyme Connection

The Candida & Lyme Connection


The Candida & Lyme Connection

Lyme Disease and Candida Overgrowth have both captured significant attention in health conversations. However, the link between them is frequently neglected. Our goal is to illuminate the connection between these two health concerns.


Understanding Lyme disease

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It can lead to a wide range of symptoms including:

  • Fatigue: Often described as crushing or debilitating, and can severely impact daily functioning.
  • Musculoskeletal Pain: Sharp pains, joint inflammation, and muscle aches are common, making physical activities challenging.
  • Neurological Problems: Lyme can affect the nervous system, leading to memory issues, difficulty concentrating, and even facial palsy.
  • Fever and Chills: Intermittent fevers and chills are classic signs of an active infection, like Lyme.
  • Headaches: Severe headaches and neck stiffness may occur, sometimes mistaken for migraines or tension headaches.
  • Skin Rash: Approximately 70-80% of infected individuals develop a rash, often in a bull’s-eye pattern, known as erythema migrans.
  • Sensitivity to Light: Photophobia, or sensitivity to light, is another symptom that Lyme sufferers may experience.


The Candida & Lyme Connection


Understanding Candida

Candida, on the other hand, involves the excessive growth of the Candida fungus in the body, resulting in symptoms like:

  • Digestive Issues: Persistent bloating, constipation, or diarrhea.
  • Oral Thrush: A noticeable white, cheesy coating inside the mouth or on the tongue.
  • Recurring Yeast Infections: Frequent fungal infections in the genital area are often directly linked to an internal Candida imbalance.
  • Fatigue and Weakness: Chronic tiredness, not alleviated by sleep or rest.
  • Mood Swings: Unexplained anxiety, irritability, and mood swings.
  • Skin and Nail Fungal Infections: Chronic fungal infections of the skin or nails, such as athlete’s foot or fungal nail infections.
  • Cognitive Difficulties: Difficulty concentrating, poor memory, brain fog, and a lack of focus.
  • Intense Sugar Cravings: For candida to survive it needs sugar. It can highjack your mind and make you reach for those sweets without thinking twice!


The Candida & Lyme Connection


The Candida & Lyme Connection

Lyme disease rarely occurs in isolation, due to the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria found in ticks. This bacteria uses chitin as part of its survival and infection strategy, complicating the immune system’s ability to fight off the infection effectively. Traditional treatments for Lyme, primarily antibiotics, are effective against the Borrelia burgdorferi but can disrupt the gut’s natural bacterial equilibrium. This imbalance leaves an opportunistic environment for Candida growth, a fungus also composed of chitin, mirroring the chitin-based structure found in ticks.

This complexity adds a layer of difficulty in treating Lyme disease, as both the causative agent (ticks) and a potential consequence of treatment (Candida overgrowth) share a common structural component that challenges the body’s defence mechanisms.

Recent studies, such as the one published in the National Library of Medicine, provide comprehensive insights and evidence supporting these observations.

To further explore the candida and Lyme connection, it’s important to note another factor. Candida releases gliotoxins. These are powerful toxins that attack immune cells directly. Consequently, this leaves the body more vulnerable. It becomes easier for opportunistic infections to take hold. These include viruses, bacteria, and parasites.

The CCWS Candida Cleanser, with its active ingredient, Lufenuron, is a chitin enzyme inhibitor so it targets this very mechanism by breaking down chitin. Helping to overcome Lyme disease and its co-infections by addressing one of the root causes of its persistence.

One of our success stories, Anna, is living proof. She is now Lyme Disease free after taking our Candida Cleanse! You can watch her full interview video here.



Prevention is key to avoiding the recurrence of these conditions.

Lifestyle changes, including the Candida Diet or GAPS Diet to heal the gut, regular exercise, and stress management, are foundational in sustaining a strong and responsive immune system.

Being vigilant about tick prevention and actively maintaining a balanced gut microbiome further supports overall health and well-being.

Here are some supportive resources to get you started:

What Is Candida And Why Is It Making Me Sick?

Heal Your Gut With The 4R Protocol


If you or someone you know may be dealing with these interconnected issues, we encourage you to share this information.

Your health journey is unique, and the path may be challenging. Yet, there is hope. Support is available on our Facebook Support Group. Here, you’ll discover a community eager to help. Thousands, including members like Anna, are ready to support you.

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