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Dr. Alan B. MacDonald is a pathologist who has participated in research activities related to tick-borne diseases since 1981. He was the first investigator to publish images of Borrelia spirochetes without regular corkscrew shape in 1987. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York City, and now works as a research associate at the University of New Haven. Currently he is investigating the link between Lyme Borreliosis and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Lyme and Health Experts

As a regular listener to Lyme Ninja Radio, you will be exposed to many experts in and around the Lyme Community. It’s important to keep tabs on the latest developments in Lyme research and treatment, and it’s also important to cross pollinate these ideas with experts outside of the Lyme community. Many scientific breakthroughs happen unexpectedly. The most famous example is the accidental discovery of penicillin. By including experts from field outside of the Lyme community, I hope to keep our thinking fresh.

Below are the most recent Expert interviews.

Leanne Venier is an artist, entrepreneur, eastern medicine physician and former submarine engineer. Leanne is a leading authority on a unique modality that combines light therapy, color light, and neuroscience to improve health and brain function.

Several years ago Richard Lin became ill after taking course of antibiotics. And ended up being hospitalized. Wondered why he got sick, started reading literature on gut health and discovered the microme. After heading down that rabbit hole he learned more and more about the gut microbiome he realized that there wasn’t a service dedicated to helping people monitor and improve their microbiome health. So he founded Thryve, a company dedicated to creating personalized probiotic formulas.

In 2015 Bob Miller was inspired to start examining chronic lyme disease, and he founded NutriGenetic Research Institute to research and publish reports on the relationship between genetic variants, labs and presenting symptoms.

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