#199: Karen Smith - Escaping to the Outback to heal from Lyme

In this episode you will learn:

  • Why Karen moved out of the city and into the Australian outback
  • About her tick awareness campaign for Australian kids
  • Potential progress of lyme disease treatment in Australia

Meet this week’s guest: Karen Smith

Karen Smith has a Bachelor of Psychology degree, with her fourth year thesis examining Cannabinoids and the Brain. In 2009 Karen came down with a case of Bell’s Palsy, after months of ineffective treatment and trips to specialists, a suggestion that her symptoms might be due to an underlying autoimmune disorder inspired her to do more research and the discovery of Lyme and Lyme symptoms in July 2010.

Nowadays Karen is working to help the people of Australia learn about Lyme disease and other invisible illnesses. She created the Lyme Australia: Recognition & Awareness website, a co-creator of the Global Lyme and Invisible Illness Association, and the co-creator of Red Shoe day.

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Mackay Rippey

I practice acupuncture in Clinton, NY, a small village in the geographical center of the state. Once I became aware of Lyme and other insect carried diseases, I started seeing my chronic patients in an entirely different light. Join me as I speak with the the most fascinating people in the Lyme community. If you know someone I should interview, let me know.

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