Is Lyme Diseases Killing Your Relationships? - SpiroChicks Blog Founder, Alix Mayer
Alix Mayer earned an MBA at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern, and spent nearly a decade in research and strategy for Fortune 100 companies.
She spent 18 years with undiagnosed Lyme Disease. Throughout the 1990s, Alix had been managing strange symptoms until a series of travel vaccinations left her severely disabled. She was sleeping for 15-16 hours a day, and suffered from neurological effects that greatly reduced her comprehension abilities.
She was forced to leave her job as a global research manager for Apple, Inc in 1996 to focus on her health. In 1999, before she received her Lyme diagnosis, she switched over to a gluten free diet, which made a large portion of her symptoms vanish. From that point on, she says “I turned my research lens from corporate research to personal health, and launched Med Nauseam to stop bugging my friends and family with emails about natural health.”
Today she is a health coach and writer, an editor for Med Nauseaum and SpiroChicks, and a non-profit development consultant.