Month: January 2016

#75: Expert – David Mercier, LAc – Author, A Beautiful Medicine – # lyme disease

Lyme disease attacks the mind and spirit as well as the body. In his book, A Beautiful Medicine, David Mercier walks us through a process to bring healing to the entire body, mind and spirit.

His writing reminded my of my early training as an acupuncturist and how truly revolutionary this holistic outlook still is today. Especially for people with Lyme Disease.

David Mercier is a seminar leader, speaker, life coach, and acupuncturist. In the 1970s he went to Sri Lanka where he practiced mindfulness meditation as a Buddhist monk for two years. But instead of finding peace of mind, he became ill and depressed.

After returning to the U.S., he sought healing from acupuncture and holistic medicine, which developed a passion to help people lead a life of meaning, purpose, and fulfillment.

In his book, A Beautiful Medicine, David explores the humanistic and spiritual essence of health, healing, and medicine by combining science and spirituality.

#74: Lyme Expert – Eva Sapi, PhD – New Research Lyme Biofilm Found in Human Skin

Eva Sapi is an Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at New Haven University. She joined the University of New Haven faculty in 2001. Professor Sapi grew up in Hungary and earned her Ph.D. in genetics before coming to the United States for postdoctoral training in molecular biology at the Yale University’s School of Medicine.

Dr. Sapi researches Lyme Disease, Pathogenic Biofilm, Antibiotics Resistance, and Different Morphology of Borrelia burgdorferi.

#73: Expert – Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D. – How Vaccines Trigger Lyme

Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She received the B.S. degrees from M.I.T. in Biophysics in 1968, the M.S. and E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1980, and the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1985.

Her research has concentrated on the intersection of biology and computation. In recent years, Dr. Seneff has focused her research on the relationship between nutrition and health. She has written over a dozen papers on topics such as modern day diseases (e.g., Alzheimer, autism, cardiovascular diseases), analysis and searching databases of drug side effects using NLP techniques, and the impact of nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins on human health.

#72: Lyme Ninja – Leslie Hodge – Damascus, MD

Leslie Hodge was hiking in North Carolina in 2005 when she found a tick embedded in her. After several weeks of flu-like symptoms she found a rash on her arm. Her doctor identified it as a bullseye rash and immediately put her on antibiotics. Her symptoms were primarily a deep exhaustion, a ‘perpetual cold,’ high blood pressure, and a weakened immune system. Her recovery has taken ten years of hard work, but now she is symptom free.

#71: Lyme Ninja – Erin Murphy – Philadelphia, PA

Erin Murphy became symptomatic in highschool with fatigue, depression, and anxiety. When she attended college she studied psychology and then neuroscience in an attempt to understand what was happening to her.

She eventually turned to nutrition to try and control her symptoms and attended Maryland University of Integrative Health to recieve her Masters in Nutrition. Her journey to health has been over the course of 16 years, and she found the key to her healing has been allowing herself to feel and process all the emotions that Lyme Disease had created. She now works as a Computer Tech and lives in Philidelphia.