Month: April 2016

#85: Paula Jackson Jones – Co-Founder, Midcoast Lyme Disease Support and Education

Paula Jackson Jones is the President and Co-founder of Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education, a non-profit 501c3 organization that serves the needs of Midcoast Maine’s Lyme community since 2014.

#84: Lori Dennis, MA, RP – Author, Lyme Madness – A Memoir About Chronic Lyme Disease

Lori Dennis, MA, RP is a psychotherapist in the Toronto area and the author of Lyme Madness scheduled to be published in the fall of 2016 – it’s a memoir and cautionary tale about chronic Lyme disease. The story is driven by her son’s illness and their harrowing journey – from a cascade of acute symptoms to the many missteps toward diagnosis to the various stages and shades of hard-won healing.

Lori hopes her book will bring further validation to the many sufferers, greater action within the medical community, and will wave a red flag to other mental health professionals who may not be aware that chronic Lyme disease is a critical differential diagnosis.

#83: BEST OF Lyme Ninja Radio – Scott Forsgren – The Better Health Guy

The Best of Lyme Ninja Radio

Scott’s journey to becoming the ‘better health guy’ began in 1997 when he became violently ill. He says on his website “Overnight, my body was ravaged by an unknown illness.” After many months of baffling doctors, he was diagnosed with parasitic infections, Candida, leaky gut syndrome and severe food allergies.

Recovering took two years of working constantly with his doctor and by 2000 his symptoms were gone Everything seemed to be going well for him until 2004 when he regained his original symptoms as well as severe burning sensations in his limbs and muscle twitches throughout his body. Going to yet another doctor, who put him on the same course of treatment that had helped him previously. It had cyclical effects, after the treatment ended, his symptoms reappeared.

In 2005, he found a treatment to help with his severe food allergies, and the practitioner recommended he get tested for Lyme disease. His Western Blot tested positive for Lyme Disease and shortly thereafter he went to a Lyme literate doctor and tested positive for Borrelia burgdorferi, Bartonella, Babesia, and Ehrlichia. As of now he is mostly healed, and he runs “the better health guy” blog where he writes about his journey recovering from chronic illness, new research on lyme disease, and alternative health practices.