#235: Julia Greenspan, ND – Author, Rising Above Lyme Disease

In this episode you will learn three main things:

  1. How much time should you wait for a new protocol to work before you give up.
  2. Why developing a healthy mindset starts with setting boundaries.
  3. How putting yourself first is the most unselfish thing you can do.

Guest Bio:

Dr. Julia Greenspan is a Naturopath who graduated from the University of Natural Medicine in 2006. She founded her practice in New Hampshire and quickly started treating Lyme Disease. She contracted Lyme herself, and now is a top rated and Lyme Literate doctor in New Hampshire. In March she published a book, ‘Rising Above Lyme Disease,’ to support patients and families fighting Lyme Disease.

Contact Info:

Greenhouse Naturopathic Medicine 
109 Ponemah Road, Suite 9
Amherst, NH 03031

Book Info:

In Rising Above Lyme Disease, renowned naturopath and Lyme-literate doctor Julia Greenspan presents a Comprehensive and Alternative Medicine (CAM) approach for recovery for those who have been suffering with this disease for weeks, months, years, or even decades. Operating from the front lines of the epidemic in New England, she gives hope to those who thought there was none, or feel unheard by all those around them.

#234: Heather Szerlong PhD – Affordable tick testing

In this episode you will learn three main things:

  1. Why getting the tick that bit you tested is easier than getting yourself tested
  2. The 3 ‘Lyme Like’ diseases that aren’t going to be picked up by a standard Lyme Test.
  3. Why even knowing what type of tick bit you can help narrow down what you are sick with

Guest Bio:

While researching metabolic disease at the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at the Children’s Hospital in Denver, she became certified as a Technologist in Molecular Biology from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). She has described much of her research in both peer-reviewed scientific journals and other educational resources including a book chapters and encyclopedia entries. She holds a Research Scientist position in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO and is an expert in the areas of biology, biochemistry, genetics and molecular diagnostics.​​

Contact Info:

Ticknology, LLC
​(970) 305-5587
1612 Laporte Ave. Unit 6
Fort Collins, CO 80521

#233: Gregg Kirk – Author, The Gratitude Curve

In this episode you will learn three main things:

  1. When to put antibiotics aside
  2. Why ‘symptom retracing,’ or experiencing the symptoms you had when you first got sick – could mean the treatment you are on is working
  3. How you need to stop asking ‘whats the best treatment’ and start asking ‘whats the best treatment for me?’

Guest Bio:

Gregg Kirk was sick with Lyme for 15 years. After not responding to Western medicine treatments he started exploring energy work and holistic health practices.

Since recovering from Lyme disease, he has focused his efforts on helping Lyme patients through organizations he has founded including Ticked Off Music Fest, Ticked Off Foundation non-profit patient fund, Lyme Recovery Clinic, and www.lymeknowledge.com.

Contact Info:

Gregg Kirk

Book Info:

 Not simply a memoir of one person’s conquest over a life-threatening affliction, the book focuses on the attitudes and hidden lessons that changed the trajectory of the author’s life for the better. Shining a spotlight on the pandemic of Lyme disease, Kirk dives into the unsettling details of his own symptoms, varied treatments (both failed and successful), and knowledge gained from his experiences.

The book makes a dramatic departure from the expected focus on physical treatments to the uncharted realms of spirituality and mystical healing and their very real impact on patients of chronic diseases. healing miracles but those he witnessed of patients deemed terminal by their doctors and literally given up for dead.

#232: Mackay & Aurora – 2019 MLDSE Conference Report

In this episode you lear three main things:

• Signs you might have the meat allergy Alpha Gal
• How to advocate for children with Lyme at school
• How the naturopathic approach to Lyme is helping many chronic Lyme patients

Join Aurora and Mackay as the break down the 2019 Midcoast Lyme Support and Education conference held in Augusta, Maine.

#231: Todd Watts, DC – Parasites, Flukes, and Worms in Lyme Disease

And in this episode you will learn three main things:

• How parasites might be stalling your Lyme recovery
• Why sudden onset of allergies could be a sign of parasites
• How going through cycles of Lyme symptoms could be a sign of parasites

Dr. Todd A. Watts is a national board certified Chiropractic Physician in Idaho, a Functional Wellness Practitioner and is licensed with the Pastoral Medical Association.

At 28 he was diagnosed with Epstein Barr, and following a series of catastrophic stressors in his 40s he struggles with chronic headaches, chronic fatigue, allergies, Lyme and Babesia. In working to cure himself he discovered that the major roadblock to his healing was unaddressed parasitic infections. He now helps others discover the roadblock that prevent them from fully recovering.

#230: Jay Davidson, DC – Liver Detox: How to unblock your liver.

In this episode you will learn three main things:

• How prepping before starting antibiotics will help you get healthy faster
• Why you are more likely to have a relapse after something bad happens
• When you should take time to take care of your bodies “drainage”

Dr. Jay is a chiropractor and holistic health coach who focuses on functional, natural medicine. In his quest to cure his wife from Lyme Disease, he developed a protocol which he then turned into 2 books “5 Steps to Restoring Health Protocol,” and “How to Fix Lyme Disease: 3 Secrets to Improve Any Lyme Disease Treatment.”

#229: Beth O’Hara – Mast Cell Activation: Is this why you are not getting better?

In this episode you will learn three main things:

• Why your Lyme symptoms might really be Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.
• An easy at home test to see if you have Mast Cell Activation
• The three common causes that trigger your mast cell

Beth O’Hara is a Functional Naturopath and Functional Genetic Analyst, she has been in practice for 10 years. After years of struggling with debilitating symptoms with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, she discovered a three part approach that helped her get well. Her passion is working with people with MCAS to find their root causes and support their healing.

#228: Kiran Krishnan – Microbiome Labs, Gut Restoration Protocol

In this episode you will learn three main things:

* How thoroughly chewing your food helps your immune system
* Why you should consider adding spore based probiotics to your Lyme Protocol
* All about Megaspore’s New Gut Restore Protocol

Kiran Krishnan is a Research Microbiologist and has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for the past 16 years. He comes from a strict research background having spent several years with hands-on R&D in the fields of molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa.

Kiran earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology at the University of Iowa; his undergraduate education was followed up with post-graduate research in molecular biology and virology.

#227: 2019 Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education Conference – Paula Jackson Jones & Angele Rice

We want to welcome you to our 5th Annual Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education conference. When we first created MLDSE, we thought it would be a place for people to gather, to listen to others, share their own personal journeys and validate their struggles. It quickly became apparent that support has many layers beyond just listening.

For us, this has been a journey of not only listening but sharing, educating and connecting, nurturing and networking, encouraging, laughing, crying and celebrating. From the trenches, we take our own personal experiences, the good and the bad, and use them to empower others.

Five year later, MLDSE is busier than ever 24/7/365 and we are growing in ways that we never imagined. We are thrilled with all the partnerships and relationships that we’ve worked hard to build and for the supports and resources that we can freely offer to Maine’s Lyme community.

This year’s conference is a culmination of five years of hard work and steadfast determination to bring all our resources under one roof, on one day, with free admission to all who attend.

Bring your questions, find some answers, connect with resources and leave with hope.

Paula & Angele
Co-Founders, MLDSE

#226: Aurora & Mackay – The Lyme-Free Roadmap

In this episode you will learn three main things:

• The three phases in recovering from Lyme disease
• Nine steps you must take on your Lyme Journey
• How this one simple tool can help you get Lyme-Free