Book Review: Lyme In The Limelight
Author: Daisy Ilchovska Mac
The first part of “Lyme in the Limelight” by Daisy Ilchovska takes us on a journey through Daisy’s personal health journey, narrated in a way that shows her strength, resilience and determination to seek answers during some really challenging periods in her life.
In the second part of the book Daisy takes us on a journey into dissecting the scientific evidence behind Lyme disease, and how it impacts the immune system, and she sets forward strong arguments that support the idea that Lyme and autoimmunity are closely linked, as she believes this might be the “missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle of the infection”.
The third and final part of the book equips us with detailed practical strategies and guidance in an easy-to-digest format, where Daisy emphasises the importance of modulating the immune system via diet, supplements and lifestyle modifications, while simultaneously eradicating the Lyme bacteria
This book can be seen as a detailed toolkit that offers reliable information, support and hope to those struggling with Lyme disease, in addition to raising awareness of Lyme disease, so that as practitioners we can learn how to support clients who might be presenting with this complicated, multifaceted disease in our clinics.
About Daisy Ilchovska Msc
Daisy Ilchovska is MSc level educated and registered Nutritional Therapist, qualified Neuro Linguistic Programming Coach and a published Researcher in the area of Autoimmune Diseases.
Her specialist areas of interest are Lyme Disease, Mould & Other Environmental Illnesses such as Heavy Metal Toxicity, MCAS, Autoimmune Diseases, Brain Health, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Hormonal Health, Fertility and Gut Health.
Daisy re-trained a Nutritional Therapist after her own health suffered in her mid 20’s and she was diagnosed with a debilitating autoimmune condition called Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and told she would get disabled within eight years. Her own journey to discovering how Nutrition and lifestyle changes benefit health, which ultimately enabled Daisy to fully manage RA drug free, inspired her to complete a master’s degree in Personalised Nutrition and ultimately publish research in the area, which showed the benefits of nutritional interventions on the severity of the disease she herself was diagnosed with.
A decade later, in a similar fashion, Daisy also had to deal with a debilitating and much more ‘mysterious’ illness – Lyme Disease, which quickly developed into Neuroborreliosis, a neurological manifestation of Lymes Disease, which leads to a disorder of the central nervous system. It was another personal health crisis that Daisy had to overcome with the help of conventional and complimentary medicine and nutrition. After recovering Daisy has dedicated a considerable time and energy into raising awareness, research and supporting clients with Lyme Disease.
Daisy qualified at the Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management. She is registered with both the British Association for Nutritional Therapists (BANT), the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and is a member of International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).