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#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

#225: Dr. Lari Young – The four essential lab tests that every Lyme patient needs

In this episode you will learn three main things:

• What histamine is and how it deals with more than your allergies
• How your blood type influences your health problems
• Why its important to have flexibility in your immune system

Dr Lari Young has a post-doctoral fellowship in Integrative Medicine at Wake Forest University, Dr. Young trained in medical acupuncture and functional medicine through the Helms Medical Institute and the Institute of Functional Medicine. Her passion for holistic healing and bridging the gap between conventional and alternative wellness therapies led her to open THRIVE Integrated Health in 2012.

Dr. Young utilizes a functional medical approach to address the root causes of chronic illness and other wellness issues. She employs a mind-body-spirit approach and emphasizes the importance of patients taking an active role in improving and maintaining their health.

#224: Lyn Delmastro-Thompson, Author & MA in Somatic Psychology – “You Are Not Your Diagnosis”

In this episode you will learn three main things:

• Why transforming your mindset from helpless to hero is crucial to your Lyme Journey
• How much time does it really take to adjust to having a chronic condition
• Non-meditation techniques to help you reconnect with your body

Lyn works as a certified BodyTalk practitioner at her Heart Fire Healing practice. In her new book “You Are Not Your Diagnosis” she tells the story of her chronic illness, misdiagnosis, and how she became empowered to take control of her healing journey.

#223: Adrienne Nolan-Smith, Founder of WellBe – The importance of having a plan B protocol

In this episode you will learn three main things:

• Why getting your diet right is your ultimate preventative medicine
• How alternative medicine can give you a new insights
• Why you must have an advocate on your Lyme Journey

Adrienne Nolan-Smith suffered from lyme disease from ages 11 – 13, she was able to enter successful remission from a combination of antibiotics and integrative therapies. This lead to a lifelong interest in alternative and integrative medicine and discovering the root cause of medical problems.

After the death of her mother Adrienne dedicated herself to transforming the healthcare system and founded WellBe. She holds a BA from Johns Hopkins, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is a Board Certified Patient Advocate.