Vital Plan Diet — Dr. Rawls’ Ratings
Efficacy: 5 stars
Safety: 5 stars
Cost: 1 out of 5 dollar signs
Ways to Administer: Oral
Bottom Line: A nutrient-dense diet will provide your body with the fuel it needs to heal and restore.


Eating a nutritious diet is vital to help your body recover. In my observation, there are many variations of what a Lyme disease diet looks like.

For me, the best diet for Lyme is one that consists of plant-based whole foods with plenty of vegetables, low-sugar fruits like berries, healthy sources of protein (eggs, salmon, poultry, etc.), and healthy fats, including olive oil. Vegetable-based proteins, collagen supplements, and whey can also serve as healthy protein sources. Adhering to a strict diet can be difficult to sustain over the long haul. Therefore, a good rule of thumb to keep in mind is to fill your plate with at least 50% vegetables and cut out refined, processed foods.


This might be stating the obvious, but: Eating a healthy diet helps your body recover. There’s a lot of good evidence out there to show that a nutrient-dense diet helps everything from the brain to cardiovascular health and so much more.


Fad diets and trends can be difficult to sustain for months or years on end, and some can be harmful. The safest bet is to find a healthy, nutrient-dense eating plan you can stick with for life to provide your body with optimal fuel.


The cost is roughly the same as any other food you would buy.

Dr. Bill Rawls Treatment Guide

Dr. Bill Rawls’ Treatment Guide

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Dr. Rawls is a physician who overcame Lyme disease through natural herbal therapy. You can learn more about Lyme disease in Dr. Rawls’ new best selling book, Unlocking Lyme.
You can also learn about Dr. Rawls’ personal journey in overcoming Lyme disease and fibromyalgia in his popular blog post, My Chronic Lyme Journey.