Month: November 2015

#60: Lyme Expert – Dr. Robert C. Bransfield – Psychiatrist

Psychiatrist Robert C. Bransfield, MD explains how lyme is often mistaken for psychiatric problems and how inflammation caused by b. Burgdorferi damages your nervous system. Dr. Bransfield offers himself as a resource to help your physician understand the neurological component of Lyme. Dr. Bransfield is a board certified psychiatrist who graduated from Rutgers and the…

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#59: Lyme Expert – Jessica Labbe – Yoga Instructor And Lymie

Jessica Labbe worked in Radio for 15 years, but the constant stress she was under was ruining her health and well-being. She started practicing yoga to cope, and eventually retired from Radio to concentrate on her health. When she moved from Vermont back to New Hampshire, she enrolled in a yoga teacher training program with…

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#58: Expert – Alia Thabit – Therapeutic Dance

Alia Thabit first started dancing when she was sixteen, when she attended a belly dance class just down her street in Brooklyn NY. These classes sparked a passion that would inspire her for the next for decades. Alia has danced on three continents, six countries, and fifteen states, and presented seminars with international stars. In…

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#57: Expert – Valerie Lopata – Pilates

Valerie Lopata began training for the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning in 1998. In 2001 she received her certification and opened her studio, Bodywise Pure Pilates. She has continued her pilates education and most recently was one of five certified Pilates instructors to be chosen to work under Alycea Ungaro of Real Pilates NYC in…

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#56: Lyme Expert – Jenny Buttaccio, OTR L – Occupational Therapist

Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio, OTR/L, is an Occupational Therapist and certified Pilates instructor whose life was transformed by Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Interstitial Cystitis. She is creator of the DVD, New Dawn Pilates: pilates-inspired exercises adapted for people with pelvic pain. Jenny is a health and wellness advocate and blogger who writes about her…

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#55: Lyme Expert – Dan De Lion – Herbalist, Survivalist, Naturalist

Dan De Lion is an Earth Herbalist, Forager, Musician, and Teacher dedicated to working with Nature. He teaches through Return to Nature, providing classes, lectures, and seminars on wild food foraging, mushroom identification, herbal medicine making, as well as primitive and survival skills with a focus on wild foods and forest medicines. Dan grew up…

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#54: Lyme Expert – Lena Prisco, PhD – Researcher

Lena Prisco moved to Martha’s Vineyard with her partner Arlene in 2007. At first she continued to work as vice president for the pharmaceutical company Paraxel, but soon took a job closer to home as a Lab Technician at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. In 2011 Lena became the Hospital’s Lab Director, where she took steps…

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#52: Lyme Expert – Jerry Simons – Morrison Center

Jerry Simons graduated with honors in 1993 from Stony Brook’s Health Science Center with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cardio-Respiratory Sciences. He graduated from the Cornell Medical College Physician Assistant Program in 1995. Upon graduation he began to work for Dr. Joseph Burrascano in East Hampton, New York. After Dr. Burrascano retired 11 years…

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#53: Lyme Ninja – Logan McCulloch – Trek For Truth Across America

Logan McCulloch contracted Lyme Disease on a camping trip to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2011. One morning he woke up to find more that 20 tiny deer tick nymphs. It became clear he became infected though he was not properly diagnosed until November. With the resources and information provided by the Lyme disease internet…

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#51: Lyme Expert – Katina Makris – Author, Autoimmune Illness And Lyme Disease Recovery

Katina is a graduate of Duke University and The Stillpoint School of Integrative Life Healing. After 5 years of misdiagnosis and 5 more years of treatments, Katina has overcome chronic Lyme disease. She is on a nationwide Lyme awareness campaign with her recovery memoir and guide, “Out of the Woods; Healing Lyme Disease – Body,…

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