Month: August 2018

#200: Heather Perretta, MS – Lyme + Mast Cells: Treating beyond the Lyme diagnosis

In this episode you will learn:

• What an elemental diet is and how it can help you
• How attributing every symptom to Lyme Disease can distract from other underlying issues
• What is mast cell activation disorder

Heather Perretta is an interpretive naturalist with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Forest Biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She also holds a master’s degree in Information Design and Technology from the State University of New York Institute of Technology.

Heather is a New York State certified biology teacher and is passionate about building a community where people keenly observe their surroundings and understand how we are all connected to nature.

#199: Karen Smith – Escaping to the Outback to heal from Lyme.

In this episode you will learn:
• Why Karen moved out of the city and into the Australian outback
• About her tick awareness campaign for Australian kids
• Potential progress of lyme disease treatment in Australia

Karen Smith has a Bachelor of Psychology degree, with her fourth year thesis examining Cannabinoids and the Brain. In 2009 Karen came down with a case of Bell’s Palsy, after months of ineffective treatment and trips to specialists, a suggestion that her symptoms might be due to an underlying autoimmune disorder inspired her to do more research and the discovery of Lyme and Lyme symptoms in July 2010.

In 2009 Karen came down with a case of Bell’s Palsy, after months of ineffective treatment and trips to specialists, a suggestion that her symptoms might be due to an underlying autoimmune disorder inspired her to do more research and the discovery of Lyme and Lyme symptoms in July 2010.

Nowadays Karen is working to help the people of Australia learn about Lyme disease and other invisible illnesses. She created the Lyme Australia: Recognition & Awareness website, a co-creator of the Global Lyme and Invisible Illness Association, and the co-creator of Red Shoe day.

#198: Jenna Luche – Thayer – International Advocate for Lyme Disease

In this episode you will learn:

• How Jenna brings her experience from working with the UN to Lyme Advocacy
• Why she believes the treatment of Lyme Disease patients is a Human Rights Violation
• Actions we can take today to change the conversation about Lyme

Jenna Luche – Thayer is a Consulting Senior Advisor for the United Nations on Human Rights abuses, and has been working at the United Nations for 33 years.

She recognized the patterns of behavior surrounding Lyme Disease from her work at the UN as an abuse of patient rights. In response she founded the Global Response to Borreliosis and Coinfections Consortium, and works to get better treatment for those with Lyme Disease.

#197: Shona Curley – Meditation for Lyme Disease

In this episode you will learn:

• How Shona Curley used her background in body work to figure out what parts of her body lyme was effecting
• How figuring out how to sleep was key to her recovery
• And how the meditations she created to help her sleep turned into Red Kite Meditations.

Shona Curley was sick for years with what she thought was a chronic cold and exhaustion before being diagnosed with lyme disease.
She discovered mediation as a tool to help heal from lyme disease. Which lead to the creation of Red Kites Meditation.

#196: Katherine Stasia Kinlin – Author, Teacher in Space: …the Lunacy of Lyme Disease

In this episode you will learn:
• The importance of finding a support group
• How to protect your spirit from wearing down from being sick
• How She made peace with who she was as a person while she was sick with Lyme Disease

Katherine Stasia Kinlin is the Author of Teacher in Space: One Teacher’s Orbit Around the Lunacy of Lyme Disease.
After turning 23, Katherine fell ill with symptoms that left her bed-ridden. After multiple trips to the ER, exhaustive research, and the help of a lyme disease support group. She was finally diagnosed with Lyme Disease.