(Editor’s Note: Here’s a story I bet you heard nothing about…perhaps because most doctors deny that it’s as serious an issue as it is. Read on.)

Although it’s still too early to tell, professor of cellular and molecular biology, Eva Sapi, Ph.D. of the University of New Haven, believes her research just might point to a cure for Lyme Disease. She and her students found promise in “a common sweetener that’s already in the kitchen cupboards in many American homes — stevia.”1

“In a paper published in the European Journal of Microbiology & Immunology, Sapi and her students found that the most antibiotic resistant form of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease — called biofilm — actually increased in mass with individual antibiotics.

But liquid, whole-leaf stevia extract — not the powdered varieties that people most commonly use — reduced the biofilm mass by about 40 percent, they found.”2


Sapi says that in confirmation test after confirmation test, she and her team of students got the same results.


Just a few months ago, a small clinical trial based out of New York got underway. Researchers there are using stevia and antibiotics to try and treat Lyme disease and some of the researchers are evening taking the extract themselves. (Sapi reports that she’s received emails from people saying they’re getting better using the protocol but a double-blind clinical trial still needs to be done.)


I have a vested interest in seeing a cure found for Lyme Disease. While I consider myself in a “remission” of sorts, I know for many, Lyme is a debilitating disease. We will keep you updated as the trial progresses.

XO- Erin

Sources and References

  1. University of New Haven, July 7, 2017.
  2. University of New Haven, July 7, 2017.