Year: 2017

#165: Rob Abbott, MD – Beyond Mast Cells: Immune System Flexibility

In this episode you will learn:

– Why Dr. Abbott thinks a big part of chronic infection is an inflexible immune system
– A look at the roles of IGM and IGG
– Mast cell’s role in the immune system

Rob Abbott is a first year family medicine resident at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Front Royal, Virginia. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 2017. He approaches medicine from an evolutionary and functional perspective and practices what he calls “spiritually focused and evolutionarily informed functional medicine.”

#164: Chris Masterjohn, PhD – Nutrition Consultant and Researcher

In this episode you will learn:

• How your body ‘economy’ budgets nutrients
• Why Cod Liver Oil used to be the ‘it’ superfood in the 1920s and 30s
• And what is important about distinguishing between regular and fermented cod liver oil

Chris Masterjohn, PhD earned in PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut in 2012. After working in academia from 2012 to 2016 he branched off. Now he is conducting independent research, developing his nutritional consulting practice, and helping people gain better health.

He says on his website “I have deep and personal experiences with the power of food, movement, and mindfulness to support health and well being. I want to take what I’ve learned and pay it forward.”

#163: Morley Robbins – The role of copper and iron in chronic inflammation

In this episode you will learn:

• Why iron is a 2 edged sword for health
• Why most blood tests for iron are inaccurate
• How borrelia Burgdorferi changes the way magnesium is used in your immune system

Morley had been a hospital executive and consultant for 32 years until he developed a condition called “frozen shoulder.” Which opened his eyes to the power of natural medicine, and set him on his path of becoming an expert in the interplay between magnesium, copper and iron metabolism.

Through his Magnesium Advocacy Group (MAG), he is committed to educating as many people as possible about the importance of iron toxicity and how magnesium and copper help regulate the well-being of all.

#162: Jared Iversen – How Jared Used Hypnosis, Meditation and Tapping for Lyme Disease

In this episode you will learn:

• How Jared used hypnosis and tapping to undo the subconscious worldview that was keeping him from wellness
• Why he was able to heal from Lyme Disease when he started looking at his health more holistically
• The 9 principals that help people heal from chronic illness.

Jared Iversen is a writer who lives in New York City. He was bitten by a tick when he was a teenager, and though he was tested for Lyme it came up negative. So he went to college – and fell ill.

He was ill for several years after that, but found a turning point when he finally faced the reality of his disease, took responsibility for his health – and took a step back from medical treatment to focus on the mental and emotional roadblocks that were preventing him from getting healthy.

#161: Aaron & Sarah Sanchez – Staying Married Through Your Lyme Journey

In this episode you will learn:

• Why a supportive community is important when recovering from Lyme
• Sarah’s experience as a health coach emphasized a fighting mindset for getting better from disease
• How recovery from illness is as important as curing the illness itself

Aaron’s wife, Sarah had been suffering from undiagnosed Lyme disease for 18 years. They have experienced first hand the toll Lyme disease takes on families and relationships. Aaron was actually inspired by the Lyme Ninja Radio podcast, and has made his own called Lyme Voice. Dedicated to those who are suffering and living with Lyme Disease, they explore the often complex social and emotional aspects of Lyme that impact households across the country.

Since we last spoke to them they have written a children’s book, made a short documentary, and are now full time podcasters.

#160: Mytrae Meliana, LCSW – Spiritual Healing and Lyme disease

In this episode you will learn:

• What is Holistic Psychotherapy
• How a dream gave her faith that she would survive her Lyme journey
• How Lyme gave her the incentive to live an empowered life

Mytrae Meliana is a Soul purpose coach, women’s workshop leader, spiritual teacher, and holistic psychotherapist. Mytrae’s spiritual path, which she’s had for most of her life, has wound through Integral Yoga, Tantra, mysticism, and metaphysics. She was miraculously healed of Lyme Disease on her first visit to John of God, a spiritual healer in Brazil.

#159: Susan Luschas, PhD – Clearing Parasitic Co-Infections with Enemas

In this episode you will learn:

• Why the first step to healing was changing her diet
• Why treating for parasites was key in regaining health
• How spirituality helped keep her and her kids grounded while they were sick

Susan Luschas, PhD, is an MIT-trained scientist and engineer. Her eldest daughter was bitten by a tick. They went to a doctor, who told them because it had been imbedded for less that 24 hours she didn’t have lyme disease. She tried helping her daughter heal from her disparate symptoms of gastrointestinal (GI) issues, autism, methylation, heavy metal toxicity.

They finally got a lyme disease diagnosis when her daughter was six. Then her family and home got infested with lice, and then her entire family got sick with lyme. She started researching and taking control of her families health and now she and her entire family are in radiant health. In 2016 she took the knowledge she had to help her family achieve wellness and published it on her website debugyourhealth.com

#158: Dr. Rob Abbott, Hope for the future of Lyme treatment in family medicine

In this episode you will learn:

• What inspired Rob to learn about Lyme
• How his clinic treats Lyme disease
• How he is applying his training in functional medicine to treat Lyme

Rob Abbott is a first year family medicine resident at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Front Royal, Virginia. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 2017. He approaches medicine from an evolutionary and functional perspective and practices what he calls “spiritually focused and evolutionarily informed functional medicine.”

This bio is from his website A Medicinal Mind: https://www.amedicinalmind.com

#157: Ruschelle Khanna, LCSW – Lyme Literate Therapy

In this episode you will learn:

* How Ruschelle used Chinese Medicine to cure her Lyme Disease
* How lyme became a transformative experience to heal spiritually as well as physically
* And her frustration with the MDs she went to that inspired her to create a course to teach social workers about the psychiatric symptoms of lyme.

Ruschelle Khanna is a social worker who was having severe psychiatric symptoms. While she was originally diagnosed with Mercury Toxicity, somebody on Facebook suggested that she had lyme disease. She found a Chinese Doctor, and was able to heal from Lyme Disease using Acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

She emphasizes that Lyme disease was a spiritually transformative experience, and her Mission today is to educate therapists and social workers on how to identify psychiatric symptoms of medical conditions like lyme disease.

#156: Greg Lee, LAc – Two Frogs Healing Center – Micro Current Treatment for Biofilms

In this episode you will learn:
• Preview of Greg Lee’s Presentation to the PA Lyme Conference.
• What Frequency specific Micro-Currants are
• And how Greg Lee uses it to break up biofilms in his Lyme Patients

Greg Lee, LAc is the founder of the Two Frogs Healing Center and Co-founder of the GoodbyeLyme website and newsletter. He has been treating Lyme for 15 years, using his experience in acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Craniosacral technique, and Sufi Healing to help people conquer their disease.