Month: March 2017

#131: Paula Jackson Jones – Midcoast Maine Lyme Conference 2017

In this episode you will learn:
• The Midcoast Lyme Disease Support and Educations upcoming fundraiser and concert
• How Paula uses cranial-sacral massage to heal from the damage caused by Lyme
• And how the work she and her organization have put in have yielded awareness for conferences fundriasers, and state legislation

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.

The Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education group was created and exists to raise awareness, foster education, advocate for change and provide community support for those affected by Lyme Disease and other tick-borne associated diseases in the Midcoast Maine community.

#130: Sarah McNamara – Lyme Ninja

In this episode you will learn:
• The crucial importance of being your own patient advocate
• Strategies to handle your medical records
* How to work around the shortcomings of the modern health care system

Sarah McNamara worked in Boston as a residency coordinator when she started having symptoms, she was diagnosed with POTS while she was in Boston but her health continued to deteriorate.

Eventually she became unable to continue her career there and moved back home to Syracuse to take better care of her health and pursue an online masters in Health Communication.

It took three years before she was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. She has returned to her career in the medical field and also works as a patient advocate for people with Lyme disease.

#129: Ed Messick – Bioinformatics for Lyme Disease

In this episode you will learn:

• How Lyme disease almost wrecked Ed’s quest for a college degree
• How Ed finally got the help he needed
• Ed’s cutting edge work on the frontier of bioinformatics for Lyme disease

Ed Messick was bitten by a tick in 8th grade – and he was originally diagnosed with mono. It seemed to be under control until a traumatic event on top of a highly stressful point in his college career which lead him to not only feel terrible, but also not take care of himself in a way that would help him regain his health. He eventually dropped out of Pharmacy School.

After suffering from chronic fatigue, brain fog, depression and rapid weight loss. His primary care physician did give him a lyme diagnosis but when he went to the top infectious disease doctor in NJ he was told he didn’t have Lyme Disease.

He was able to get In 2016 he graduated from NJ institute of technology with a masters in Bioinformatics and today he works as a bioinformation analyst for a genomics company in New Jersey.

#128: Dr. Bill Rawls – Author, Unlocking Lyme

In this episode you will learn:
• How Dr. Rawls gave up looking for a diagnosis and instead concentrated on restoring his health
• Why antibiotic treatment was not the best option for him
• And how he discovered medicinal herbs

Bill Rawls, MD, graduated from Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in 1985. He holds his medical license in North Carolina.

Dr. Rawls has written extensively on health topics, including Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, and Chronic Immune Dysfunction. He’s the author of Suffered Long Enough and has contributed to various health sites.

Aside from his writing, Dr. Rawls serves as Medical Director for Vital Plan, an herbal supplement and wellness company he co-founded with his daughter, Braden.

#127: Katina Makris – Author, Homeopath & Lyme Ninja

In this episode you will learn:
• What Katina has been up too and what she is doing to stay healthy
• The transformation that happens when you overcome lyme disease
• The challenge of finding the best dietary options for your health
• And a reminder that Reclaiming your health from lyme disease is complex and multifaceted

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, Mind & Spirit,” an award finalist for 2011 Best Book in Health with USA Book News.

She is currently a board member of Be Tick Ready, a Lyme education group, and also works as a Spiritual healer and Lyme disease counselor.