Episode #9 features Mara Williams, NP author of Nature’s Dirty Needle. Mara s a board certified nurse practitioner. With 30 years as a health care provider, she has developed an expertise in functional, nutritional medicine; blending pharmaceuticals with nutraceuticals, utilizing science and nutrition to its best advantage to get the optimal effect and outcome.

She is a Lyme advocate, speaker, author of Nature’s Dirty Needle (her book on Lyme disease and its co-infections), and founder of Inanna House, an inpatient facility for those with chronic illness. She is dedicated to helping those who have suffered from Lyme and other tick-borne associated diseases.

Mara is also the founder and CEO of Inanna House when complete, will be a clinical research facility as well as a teaching institution. The agreement to be involved in confidential, anonymized clinical research studies would be hard-wired into the treatment model, as well as a patient agreement, in some instances, to receive care from staffers-in-training.

Inanna House will track treatment successes for years afterward with longitudinal patient follow-up studies. This will provide valuable information to continuously improve and refine patient care, as well as data on possible relapses and reinfection. The first facility of many to model the new paradigm will be in Sonoma County on 10-15 acres of viable land. It is part of the vision that we will have Inanna House around the world. Many of these centers are needed as millions are in need of help


Helpful Links

Inanna House Website
Mara’s Web Site
Nature’s Dirty Needle on Amazon.com




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Mackay Rippey

I practice acupuncture in Clinton, NY, a small village in the geographical center of the state. Once I became aware of Lyme and other insect carried diseases, I started seeing my chronic patients in an entirely different light. Join me as I speak with the the most fascinating people in the Lyme community. If you know someone I should interview, let me know.

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