Month: January 2017

#123: Jean Monro, MD – UK Lyme Expert

In this episode you will learn:
• The three studies Breakspear Medical has published about Lyme
• The length of time that Dr. Monro recommends for antibiotic treatment
• Dr. Monro’s protocol for Lyme disease using artesunate

Internationally recognised in the field of allergy and environmental medicine, Dr Jean Monro is the Medical Director and founder of privately-owned Breakspear Medical Group Ltd.

Fully committed, Dr Monro has focussed on this specialist area for much of her career and successfully treats a wide variety of conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease and multiple chemical sensitivity, using certified laboratory tests to detect and address underlying infections and nutritional deficiencies, and by using low-dose immunotherapy as a foundation to rebuilding healthy immune systems.

In addition to treating patients at Breakspear Medical, Dr Monro lectures regularly at conferences around the world, supervises hands-on training of university and college students specialising in nutrition, and is often asked to write medical articles for various magazines.

#122: Oliver Barnett, ND – Treating Lyme Disease in the UK

In this episode you will learn:
• The dissemination of Lyme Disease – included urban places like the middle of London.
• The need for accurate tests for co-infections
• His approach for wellness that focuses on healing the body rather than killing the disease.

Oliver Barnett has studied Naturopathy and Nutrition, Metabolic Typing, iridology and herbal medicine. He runs the largest and only collaborative functional medicine practice in Europe with a team of 10 including 6 practitioners, 3 of which specialise in helping people with Lyme.

In December of this 2017 he will be opening the UK’s first integrated treatment centre for Lyme disease. Oliver is considered one of the UK’s leading health experts and regularly features in printed and online media.

#121: Chantelle Lewis – Lyme Disease UK

In this episode you will learn:
• How Chantelle found support from the Lyme Disease UK Discussion Facebook Group
• Finding medical help outside the UK National Health Service
• About Chantelle’s crazy one woman lyme drama

Chantelle was working a dream job on a private cruise ship in the Caribbean where she was bit by a tick. The ensuing journey through the National Health Service and traveling to the US for treatment she calls her one woman drama. Chantelle is now living with her parents in Cornwall, recovering and pouring her energy helping others by participating in Lyme Disease UK advocacy Group.

#120: Susan Pogorzelski – Author, The Last Letter: a novel

In this episode you will learn:
• new book, which is a semi autobiographical depiction of lyme disease
• How Susan’s first book helped her deal with grandmother’s passing
• How writing helped channel her emotions so they wouldn’t become self destructive

Susan was born in Pennsylvania, where she graduated from college with a BA in English. In 2012 she was diagnosed with late-stage Lyme Disease after being sick with little explanation for nearly 15 years.

In 2013, with the help of friends and family she self-published her first book, Gold in the Days of Summer, which won the 2014 International Rubery Book Award Children’s category.

After being in remission for nearly a year, Susan relapsed in 2015. Her new book, The Last Letter is closely based on her own struggles with Lyme Disease.

#119: Sharon Rainey – Author, Lyme Savvy: a one-of-a-kind collaboration between patient and doctor

In this episode you will learn:
• About Sharon Rainey’s new book, Lyme Savvy
• Changing the vocabulary around classifying Lyme disease
• Scheduling downtime into your treatment protocol
• Being emotionally prepared for your healing journey

In 2009, Sharon was diagnosed with Bartonella and Babesia, co-infections of Lyme disease. The final blow was becoming almost bedridden with back and knee pain. Four months later, after visiting a dozen different doctors she found the RIGHT doctor who diagnosed her with late stage chronic Lyme disease. Her passions include writing and educating the public about the proper diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, but she still finds time for reading, needlepoint and knitting.