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Lyme Ninja Radio - Lyme Disease & Related Health Topics
47 minutes | May 28, 2020
#276: Mandy Roome, PhD - Ecological Risk Of Tick - Borne Pathogens
Mandy Roome is a Research Scientist at the Bassett Research Institute in Cooperstown, NY. She has performed extensive field and laboratory research on tick-borne diseases in New York state since 2012, and has recently begun expanding her research throughout the Northeast. Her research explores the ecological risk of Lyme and other tick-borne pathogens, risk factors associated with infection, quality of life changes resulting from acute or chronic Lyme infection, and the occupational hazards of tick-borne disease exposure.
51 minutes | May 23, 2020
#275: Somer DelSignore, Pediatric NP - Co-infections
Somer is a veteran board certified pediatric nurse practitioner and member of ILADS. She currently practices as a Pediatric Lyme Specialist utilizing ILADS methodologies. Somer trained in some of the top pediatric hospitals in the country including Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Children's of Dallas, Texas, Penn State Children's in Hershey, PA and most recently Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC. Her passion is within Integrative pediatrics combining Eastern and Western medicine modalities. She completed a lyme disease internship with Richard Horowitz of Hyde Park, NY. She currently works with Ken Bock, an expert in Autism and PANS/PANDAS. Somer specializes in the treatment of autoimmune, neuroinflammatory conditions, lyme and other tick-borne illnesses and mycotoxicosis/ mold exposures. She has served as a clinical preceptor to numerous PA and NP programs. Somer currently is a medical writer/blogger for bockintegrative.com and has served as an editorial board member for professional publications. Somer also provides clinical consultation to other providers regarding integrative medicine and difficult Lyme or other tick-borne disease cases.
55 minutes | May 21, 2020
#274: Jenn Gladysz - The Carnivore Diet For Lyme Disease
In 2009 Keith developed pain in his neck after a fall from a horse. He did all the usual things to heal a sore neck but didn't improve. The pain lingered and started to travel to other parts of his body. At this point we suspected there might be something else going on. After seeing a number of different doctors over two years, Keith was finally tested for Lyme in 2011. He tested positive and was given the usual 3-week course of antibiotics. He improved for a short time but then his symptoms returned. Several doctors denied he was still sick and told us there was nothing they could do. He continued to decline. Then Keith saw a top infectious disease doctor at Columbia Hospital, who re-tested him. The doctor said the test was negative for Lyme (with one band showing) and that there was no such thing as Chronic Lyme. He suggested that it was all in Keith's head. It was totally demoralizing. Once we re-grouped from that experience, we continued to look for help. Keith saw an osteopath and the treatment was helpful but he was still in a lot of pain. The osteopath agreed that there are some people with Lyme who, even after the 3-week course of antibiotics, are still sick. Just this validation was huge for us. The osteopath was willing to give Keith 6-weeks of antibiotics to see if it would help but he wouldn't give more, as he was afraid to lose his medical license. The antibiotics seemed to help for awhile but then Keith got worse again. Then we heard of a Chinese herbalist who was having good luck treating Lyme patients. Keith would drive several hours once a month for his appointments, to get herbs. Keith tried this for several months with some improvement but no lasting results. Thankfully, before we could try any of those, I stumbled upon two books that helped set us on the right path, Cannabis for Lyme Disease & Related Conditions: Scientific Basis and Anecdotal Evidence for Medicinal Use by Shelley M White and Healing Lyme: Natural Healing of Lyme Borreliosis and the Coinfections Chlamydia and Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis by Stephen Harrod Buhner. Out of desperation, I designed a protocol for Keith from what I learned. Within couple weeks of starting this new protocol we knew we were on the right track. He stopped getting worse and actually started to improve. He stopped taking antibiotics and then after a year, stopped taking the herbs. His health had stabilized and but his health had not been restored. Still in research mode, I read about the Keto diet, which sounded crazy at first but we took a leap of faith and decided to give it a try. Within a few weeks Keith started to feel better.
43 minutes | May 5, 2020
# 273: It's Lyme Time How A Tick Bite (Nearly) Ruined My Life
Bob Kriva is a chronic Lyme disease patient who shares the story of his experience in his new book "It's Lyme Time: How A Tick Bite (Nearly) Ruined My Life." After noting a lack of first-hand accounts of Lyme disease written by non-celebrities, Bob decided to share his story of the frustrations involved in seeking a diagnosis, being taken seriously by the medical community, and seeking a cure. Bob is a Certified Medical Coder (CPC), as well as a Registered Radiologic Technologist RT(R) who currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin.
36 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
#272: Dave Korsunsky, CEO, Heads Up Health - Tracking Your Lyme Journey
David has fifteen years of experience working for industry leading technology firms and most recently served as Director of Technical Alliances at VMware (NYSE: VMW), Inc. where he led strategic partnerships with global EHR companies including EPIC, Cerner, McKesson, GE, Allscripts and many more. David went on to lead sales engineering at CloudPhysics, a big data firm collecting and analyzing over 80B data points per day. As an avid health enthusiast, he recognized an opportunity to build a software solution that makes it easier for anyone to take control over their health through better use of their data.
35 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
#271: Dr. Heidi Puc - Lyme Literate Neurofeedback
Dr. Heidi Puc (Poots) is a hematologist and oncologist, recieved fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and practiced integrative medicine at The Stram Center. Dr. Heidi Puc has opened her own practice in her hometown outside Syracuse NY, and brings to that practice an integrative approach including nutrition, herbs, and “mind-body” therapies. You can learn more about her at her webiste imofcny.com
52 minutes | Apr 5, 2020
#265: Beth Ohara - Protecting Yourself When You Have Mast Cell Activation
#265: Beth Ohara - Protecting Yourself When You Have Mast Cell Activation by Mackay Rippey. LAc & Aurora - Show Producer
44 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
#270: Greg Lee, Lyme Research and Healing Center - Essential Oils for COVID19
Greg Lee is the driving force behind the Lyme Research & Healing Center, GoodbyeLyme.com, and the creator of the Essential Oils for Stopping Lyme Disease Training. He is a world expert on using Chinese herbs, essential oils and alternative medicines and treatments for healing incredibly persistent Lyme disease and multiple chronic infections.
52 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
#269 - Jennifer Platt, DrPH - Springtime Tick Bite Prevention
Jennifer Platt is a Doctor of Public Health and the CEO and Founder of TickWarriors which sells all-natural eco-friendly pest control that kills ticks, chiggers, mosquitoes, and other pests. She is also the Co-Founder of Tick-borne Conditions United, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide reliable, accurate online education about tick-borne conditions such as Alpha Gal Syndrome.
62 minutes | Feb 21, 2020
#264: Tania Dempsey, MD - Mast Cells & Lyme Disease
In this episode you will learn three things: 1) What Mast Cell Activation Syndrome is and what it does to your body 2) How it can exascerbate and interfere with treating Lyme Disease 3) What Dr. Tania Dempsey does to treat Lyme Disease Dr. Tania Dempsey is an expert in chronic disease, autoimmune disorders and mast cell activation syndrome. Dr. Dempsey received her MD from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and her BS degree from Cornell University. Dr. Dempsey uses integrative medicine to get to the patient's root cause(s) of their illness. Her purpose is to understand why people get sick and to help patients understand their body. Her practice, Armonk Integrative Medicine, is in Purchase NY.
59 minutes | Feb 14, 2020
#263 - Holly Ahern, PhD - The State of Lyme Disease Testing
In this episode you will learn three things: The dangers of using doxycycline as an antibiotic The time limit before Lyme Disease becomes chronic. The best tests for diagnosing different types of tick borne infections. Holly Ahern is an associate professor of microbiology at SUNY Adirondack who runs an undergraduate research lab. When Holly Ahern found out several years ago that her daughter’s mysterious illness was Lyme disease, she quickly immersed herself in the subject. Dr. Ahern has become an advocate for developing a broader understanding of Lyme disease – one aimed at treating the chronic symptoms commonly reported by patients who were misdiagnosed or received inadequate treatment in the disease’s early stages.
45 minutes | Feb 6, 2020
#262: Beth Carrison - Alpha Gal Syndrome aka the Meat Allergy
In this episode you will learn three things: 1) What ticks carry Alpha - Gal 2) How this allergy is different from protein allergies 3)What Tick Borne Conditions United is doing to educate physicians Beth Carrison was diagnosed with two tick-borne conditions, Lyme Disease and Alpha-gal Syndrome (aka the red meat allergy). She has been managing food allergies and Lyme disease, both her own and her families, since 1996. In 2018, Ms. Carrison co-founded Tick-Borne Conditions United (TBC United), with Dr. Jennifer Platt, and has been working with the federal Tick Borne Disease Working Group since 2019. (From the Tick-borne United website. )
53 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
#261 - Evan Golub - The Wana App - New Lyme Community
In this episode you will learn three things: 1) What makes people with Lyme Disease want to help others. 2) Why setting up a support network is crucial to healing. 3) How sharing your experience and take years off of someone’s suffering. Wana is a social media site that was created with the desire to help chronically ill people come together, find support, and share info on treatments and managing symptoms. Evan was inspired to create Wana after helping a friend get a Lyme diagnosis and realizing that he had sped her through 4 years of being sick and looking for an answer simply by sharing his own Lyme symptoms.
46 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
#260 - Wendy Myers - Heavy Metal Detox
In this episode you will learn three things. 1) How toxic heavy metals block healing. 2) Why blood tests for heavy metals are a waste of money. 3) The right way to detox so you don’t get sicker. Wendy Meyers is a functional diagnostic nutritionist in Los Angeles, CA. Wendy’s interest in nutrition began with the death of her father from esophageal cancer. She healed her own health issues through hair mineral analysis and developed a unique detox and supplement program. She is passionate about educating the public on the importance of long term detoxing considering our toxic world.
38 minutes | Jan 17, 2020
#259: Crystal Barnwell, MD - Lyme Disease Below the Mason Dixon Line
In this episode you will learn three things. 1) The difficulties of treating Lyme disease is the South. 2) Factors that keep Lyme disease and other tick borne disease under reported. 3) The holistic approach Dr. Barnwell advocates to treat Lyme disease. Dr. Crystal Barnwell is an integrative physician, the clinical director of the Danio Medical Group in Atlanta Ga, and the Treasurer of ILADS. “She focuses her clinical expertise on the gut microbiome, autoimmune, neuro-degenerative and environmental challenges of clients with complex and chronic illnesses.”
23 minutes | Jan 9, 2020
#258: Jayakumar Rajadasm PhD - Is Disulfuram the Silver Bullet?
In this episode you will learn three things. 1) How borrelia crosses the blood brain barrier 2) The efficacy of the Disulfuram 3) Current research investigating the clinical effect of disulfuram Jayakumar Rajadas, PhD is the Director of the Biomaterials and Advanced Drug Delivery Laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Rajadas is currently researching the molecular mechanism of protein-initiated neurodegenerative disorders involved in Alzheimer’s and Lyme disease development. His recent research, funded by Bay Area Lyme Foundation, identified 20 FDA-approved compounds that were more effective in inhibiting persistent Lyme bacteria than standard antibiotic treatment.
33 minutes | Dec 20, 2019
#257: LymeMind Conference - Drs. Andrew Peterson and Suruchi Chandra - Functional Medicine for Lyme
In this episode you will learn three things: 1) The three main causes of disease according to Dr. Peterson 2) Why a good marker of health is resiliency in the face of stress 3)The benefits of an integrative and functional approach when treating Lyme Disease Dr. Suruchi Chandra is a psychiatrist who specializes in integrative and holistic approaches. Dr. Chandra has been studying evidence-based, integrative approaches for brain-based conditions for the past 15 years. Dr. Andrew Peterson is a DO and a fellow with the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. His integrative approach focuses on conditions that conventional medicine does not treat well, such as Lyme Disease, hormonal imbalances, and neurodegenerative illnesses.
56 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
#256: Dr. Neil Spector - LymeMind 2019 Conference
In this episode you will learn three things: 1) How understanding the regulation of infection in the body is how HIV was brought under control, and will be how Lyme Disease is brought under control. 2) The ways Lyme disease interventions would benefit from the same precision drug engineering as they do in cancer research 3) The drug research Dr. Spector is involved in
55 minutes | Dec 7, 2019
#255: Drs. Leigner & Horowitz - Disulfuram, 2019 LymeMind Conference
In this episode you will learn three things: 1) How Disulfuram is being used to treat Lyme Disease. 2) Why Dr. Richard Horowitz is combining Dapsone and Disulfuram. 3) And How these treatments have lead to long term Lyme remission Dr. Horowitz, the best-selling author of “Why Can’t I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease,” has presented at numerous scientific conferences on Lyme Disease and the role of co-infections and toxins in Lyme Borreliosis. Dr. Leigner practices in Pawling, New York, and has been actively involved in diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and related disorders since 1988. His work has focused on the serious morbidity and (occasional) mortality that can comes from chronic and neurological Lyme Disease.
58 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
#254: Mackay Rippey - Toxins and Nitric Oxide's Role in Pain and Inflammation
In this episode you will learn three things. 1) How toxins in your environment are causing inflammation. 2) What exactly is NOS uncoupling and how it sabotages your DNA 3) Lot’s of other really geeky stuff about how all this damages your heart Mackay Rippey is an acupuncturist in Clinton, NY (www.mackayrippey.com)and the host of Lyme Ninja Radio. He'll never forget the Sunday morning he dragged his sorry-feeling-self to the bathroom and found a perfectly formed bullseye on his left arm. He was lucky, able to return to his acupuncture practice after only few days. It's possible to beat the bacteria that are making you sick. he has and so have many others, but you have to be smarter than Lyme its co-infections. That's why he created Lyme Ninja Radio. To help people like you outsmart Lyme.
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