137 minutes | Mar 22, 2023
Episode 347: Professor Mom - an interview with Professor Holly Ahern
Professor Holly Ahern, is an award-winning professor of microbiology at the State University of New York (SUNY) Adirondack. Her personal experience with Lyme disease, specifically her daughter's diagnosis, led her to shift her research and advocacy toward Lyme disease awareness and patient care. In this Tick Boot Camp interview, co-hosted by Lyme disease advocate Tony Felice, you will learn about Professor Ahern's journey and her advocacy work. Professor Holly Ahern is a co-founder and vice-president of Lyme Action Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and promoting policy changes that will help individuals with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. She was also a member of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, a federal advisory committee established by Congress to improve federal coordination of efforts related to tick-borne diseases. In addition, Professor Ahern is a LymeX Next Generation Diagnostics judge, which is a program that aims to accelerate the development of new diagnostic tests for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Finally, she serves on the board of Mothers Against Lyme Disease, a non-profit organization that provides support to families affected by Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. In our interview, Professor Ahern shared her personal journey of her daughter's diagnosis with Lyme disease and how it shifted her research and mentorship concentration towards advocating for Lyme disease awareness and patient care. She also talked about her work with Lyme Action Network and other advocacy organizations, including her involvement in legislative initiatives to improve patient access to care. Professor Ahern emphasized the importance of education and prevention in the fight against Lyme disease. She explained that early diagnosis and treatment are critical in order to prevent long-term health problems associated with Lyme disease. She also stressed the need for increased research into tick-borne diseases and the development of more effective diagnostic tests. If you would like to learn more about how a mother, academic, and expert in microbiology has been able to bring a unique perspective to the fight against Lyme disease, then tune in now! PS Tony Felice special guest co-hosted this interview with Rich from Tick Boot Camp!
110 minutes | Mar 18, 2023
Episode 346: The Challenge: Lyme - an interview with Kendal Darnell
Kendal Sheppard-Darnell is an MTV reality TV star who has been featured on Road Rules: Campus Crawl, Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno (where she won the championship), and The Challenge: All Stars (seasons 1, 2, and 3). She's also a Registered Nurse (RN) and mother of 3 beautiful children. Kendal grew up in Washington state. She went to college in Chicago before traveling the world with MTV and then moving to Los Angeles to work as an actor. Kendal started getting sick in her early thirties and saw scores of doctors before getting diagnosed with Lyme disease, Babesia, Bartonella, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) through IGeneX. She was treated with methylene blue, BEG nasal spray, Argentyn 23 colloidal silver, antibiotics, antifungals, antiparasitics, antimalarials, and red light therapy. Kendal is a bright shining light in the Lyme community now working as a hospice nurse and advocating for more research and awareness in the Lyme disease arena. If you'd like to learn more about how a driven, determined, and intelligent healthcare professional has tackled Lyme disease head-on, tune in now! PS Heather Glovack special guest co-hosted this interview with Matt from Tick Boot Camp!
78 minutes | Mar 11, 2023
Episode 345: Alabama Sweetheart - an interview with Lindsay Stay
Lindsay Stay is a 38-year-old wife, mother of two, Lyme disease advocate, and entrepreneur who lives in Dunedin, Florida. Lindsay was bit by a tick at 12 and her symptoms remained dormant until a cruise when she was 28 years old when she got sick and her body could no longer manage the Lyme bacteria. Lindsay tried to continue on with her life as a new mom despite her symptoms, but a year later she became even sicker after a root canal when she felt like she was "slowly losing herself". Another year later, Lindsay was rear-ended and the physical trauma was the straw that broke the camel's back resulting in Lindsay becoming completely bedbound with a wide range of Lyme symptoms including back/face/neck/foot pain, digestive issues, scattered thoughts, and "everything spinning around me". Parasite cleansing helped Lindsay get out of bed, but she was still very sick and looking at mold and heavy metal exposure with her medical team. Finally, she tested positive for Lyme disease and went to Sanoviv Medical Institute in Mexico where she treated her whole body with hyperthermia, antibiotics, rife, colon hydrotherapy, chiropractic care, therapy, lymphatic massages, and yoga. Lindsay gained back most of her health, but unfortunately, she contracted covid 6 months later which caused her to have a setback. Lindsay pulled out her holistic toolbox, tried some limbic system retraining programs, and today is using the Pompa Program to continuously improve her health. If you'd like to learn the specific tools Lindsay has used in her Lyme journey and are looking for a story of hope, then tune in now! PS Julia Feygelman special guest co-hosted this interview with Matt from Tick Boot Camp!
110 minutes | Mar 8, 2023
Episode 344: Orthodox - an Interview with Bari Mitzmann
Bari Mitzmann is a 30-year-old teacher, social media strategist, and podcaster originally from New York City, New York. She is the creator of the IBA social media course, consults with numerous businesses on social media and influencer strategy, and built a highly regarded Instagram page designed to teach about orthodox Jewish life and modest fashion. Shortly after her engagement to be married, she began to suffer from fatigue and weight loss. Her symptoms progressed to anxiety, depression, and loss of appetite. Shortly after the wedding, she and her husband moved to a basement apartment in tick-endemic Rockland County, New York. Her ongoing health conditions caused family and friends to believe she was anemic or pregnant until she tested positive for Lyme disease. Initial treatment from a primary care physician exacerbated her symptoms resulting in Ms. Mitzmann’s exit from the traditional medical system. To fund the treatment from a Lyme literate medical specialist, she and her husband were forced to spend all their wedding gifts. The final leg of her treatment journey was with an orthodox Jewish naturopathic doctor that utilized spiritual, emotional, and physical treatment modalities that suppressed her chronic symptoms permitting her to return to a normal personal and professional life. If you would like to learn more about how an orthodox Jewish influencer had to return to her traditional roots to shlogn (Yiddish for beat) Lyme disease, then tune in now! PS Nicoleta Forbes special guest co-hosted this interview with Rich from Tick Boot Camp!
82 minutes | Mar 4, 2023
Episode 343: Shining Through Lyme - an interview with Becca Greenberg
Becca Greenberg is a 26-year-old rhinestone artist from Florida who grew up in upstate New York. Prior to getting sick, Becca was very social, had excellent grades, and ran 25 miles a week. Becca was bit by a tick at the age of 9 and was likely reinfected at least once in her childhood. At the young age of 14, Becca became wheelchair-bound and developed an array of symptoms, including fainting spells, dizziness, migraines, sudden onset confusion, slurred speech, nausea, vomiting, light and sound sensitivity, muscle pain, fatigue, left-sided paralysis, tachycardia, hearing loss, vision loss, and hallucinations. Doctors dismissed Becca and told her she was "just going through puberty" or that it was all in her head. Becca's mom posted on Facebook looking for answers and had a friend who was a doctor reach out and say that her symptoms were consistent with Lyme disease. Becca got tested and was positive for Lyme, Babesia, and Bartonella. Bercca treated with her mom's friend for 9 months on oral antibiotics, but she didn't get any better. Next, Becca visited Dr. Daniel Cameron where she got an additional diagnosis of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and was treated with IV Rocephin and a rotation of oral antibiotics for almost 2 years. At the end of treatment, Becca was completely symptom-free. Becca re-entered life full force and suffered a crash, but she discusses how she skipped the recovery and maintenance faces of recovery and how she's now focusing on that part of her journey. If you'd like to learn how a determined young woman has navigated the ups and downs of Lyme, uses her artwork to bring joy to others, and is giving back to the Lyme community, then tune in now! PS Emma Pikoulas special guest co-hosted this interview with Matt from Tick Boot Camp!
79 minutes | Mar 1, 2023
Episode 342: Congenitally Courageous - an interview with Aimee Packer
Aimee Noelle Packer is a 23-year-old mother and wife residing in Fairview, North Carolina. Mrs. Packer and her family gained national prominence after she posted a powerful “prayer request” video depicting her baby daughter Timberly courageously working with physical therapists to mitigate muscle tremors caused by congenital Lyme disease. Mrs. Packer’s journey with Lyme disease began when she was bitten by a tick at the age of 7. She became chronically ill at 12 and was diagnosed with Lyme disease at 16. After her diagnosis, Ms. Packer's parents located a Lyme-literate homeopathic doctor in Virginia who treated her by utilizing adrenal support, immune support, and drainage. The treatment was successful and she returned to full participation in high school life and activities. After graduation, she married and was advised by doctors that her childhood disease would not impact a pregnancy “because [she] did not have an active Lyme infection”. One year after the birth of her daughter, the Packer family home suffered a flood. The flooding resulted in mold growth triggering a recurrence of Lyme symptoms for Mrs. Packer. At the same time, Mrs. Packer noticed her baby was physically and cognitively regressing. The post-flood events caused doctors to test the entire Packer family for Lyme disease and all three tested positive. Mrs. Packer concluded that her husband and daughter were infected by contact with her. If you would like to learn more about how the Packer family is courageously battling both congenital and sexually transmitted Lyme disease, then tune in now! PS Ashley Marba special guest co-hosted this interview with Rich from Tick Boot Camp!
70 minutes | Feb 25, 2023
Episode 341: The Missing Link - an interview with Dr. Michael Snyder
Dr. Michael Snyder, Ph.D. is the Chair of the Stanford University Department of Genetics and the Director of the Center of Genomics and Personalized Medicine. Dr. Snyder caught the attention of the Lyme disease community when wearable technology allowed him to accurately diagnose himself with acute Lyme disease. Additionally, the data provided him with the tools he needed to persuade a skeptical doctor to test and treat him. A long-time critic of the “sick care system”, Dr. Snyder has advocated for reform that would support health care before the onset of illness, including the use of wearable monitoring devices. A personal experience with a tick bite while helping his brother build a fence in rural Lyme-endemic Massachusetts taught him that wearables could produce a data stream that could help medical professionals diagnose and treat illnesses before the onset of symptoms. Dr. Snyder told Tick Boot Camp that "noticing the shift in my baseline data and acting immediately on the information led to an early diagnosis, then treatment and cure." If you would like to learn more about how inexpensive wearable watch and ring technology could be used to assist you on your Lyme healing journey, then tune in now! PS Ali Moresco special guest co-hosted this interview with Rich from Tick Boot Camp!
107 minutes | Feb 18, 2023
Episode 340: The Award Goes to... an Interview with Haleigh Hekking
Haleigh Hekking is a 24-year-old model turned actor from Los Angeles, California, who's now become a fierce advocate in the Lyme community after her personal experience with the disease. Prior to Lyme completely changing her life, Haleigh was very social, focused on her career, and ran 5 miles a day. At the young age of 21, Haleigh had tingling hands and feet, shortness of breath, and fatigue resulting in a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) misdiagnosis. Haleigh was treated with "bubble ozone" and IV colloidal silver which relieved all her symptoms. About a year later, Haleigh just finished working on a show as a recurring character, was cast in a new movie, and then a "perfect storm" hit her causing her health to decline so much that she had to stop working. Haleigh was bedbound and had to move back in with her parents who once again became her caregivers. Her doctor suspected Lyme, but after an indeterminate Labcorp test and a subsequent IGeneX test resulting in a positive Lyme disease diagnosis, a positive Bartonella diagnosis, and an indeterminate Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever (TBRF) diagnosis, her doctors still wouldn't officially diagnose her with any tick-borne illness. Haleigh finally found a doctor who properly diagnosed her and added Borrelia miyamotoi to the list of tick-borne illnesses. She was treated with prescription antibiotics and antivirals, as well as an herbal regimen of natural antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-modulating ingredients. Unfortunately, she experienced an extreme Herxheimer reaction and after treatment, she didn't feel any better. Haleigh then underwent a dark period where she didn't leave her room and she thought she was going to die. After a few months, Haleigh started to reengage doctors to seek help and found a game-changer treatment. Today, Haleigh is working with her new doctor on her next round of treatment and she's hopeful for the future. She is using her time and energy to advocate for the Lyme community and she plans on using her platform as an actor to bring attention to tick-borne disease. If you'd like to learn how a determined young actor who was featured in the popular movie Plane that just dropped refused to give up and is now changing the Lyme community, then tune in now! PS Dani Tygr special guest co-hosted this interview with Matt from Tick Boot Camp!
77 minutes | Feb 15, 2023
Episode 339: It's All In Your Head - an interview with Dr. Susan Trachman
Dr. Susan B. Trachman, MD is a practicing psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience, an Assistant Clinical Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Clinical Associate Professor at George Washington University. Dr. Trachman is also a prolific author and a columnist at Psychology Today. Dr. Trachman grew up in the Long Island, New York Lyme belt where a passion for law and medicine grew out of a childhood interest in “learning how things worked”. She merged her two passions by focusing her medical school training and attending physician work to become the go-to doctor for “mystery cases”. In this comprehensive interview, the award-winning Dr. Tractman discusses with Tick Boot Camp: How her passion for exploring medically unexplained illnesses taught her to focus on Lyme disease; How her Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship shaped her ability to diagnose and treat the neuropsychiatric presentations of Lyme disease; How and why the acute care medical system in the United States is ill-equipped to diagnose and treat Lyme disease and chronic illnesses in general; and How the shortcomings of the medical system are causing frustration and trauma to doctors and patients alike. If you would like to learn more about how the author of the soon-to-be-released book on medically unexplained symptoms is using her medical detective skill set to diagnose and treat neuropsychiatric symptoms of Lyme disease, then tune in now! PS Dr. Christine Arseneau special guest co-hosted this interview with Rich from Tick Boot Camp!
71 minutes | Feb 8, 2023
Episode 338: Mrs. USA Earth - an interview with Ann Pennington
Ann Pennington is a blogger, model, philanthropist, and multi-pageant champion. Her pageant achievements include Mrs. USA Earth 2023, Mrs. New Jersey Earth 2022, and United States of America Mrs. 2021. Ms. Pennington grew up a daughter of the American west and was educated in Asia. She married and moved to the eastern United States to pursue professional opportunities in New York City. She was unaware that her move to the east coast would require her to protect herself and her family from the ever-present threat of ticks and Lyme disease. Shortly after moving, she began to suffer from migrating health symptoms. Some of her 20 symptoms encompassed multiple joint pains, brain fog, memory loss, rashes, and fatigue. Her illness progression stole her ability to work and walk without assistance. Despite having access to scores of New York City’s top doctors and medical centers, the cause of her symptoms remained a medical mystery. One of her medical doctor specialists suggested that her extreme weight loss, hair loss, and vision loss were the function of advancing to the “age of 40”. After winning the Mrs. New Jersey Earth crown, she suffered from a symptom flare triggering her to call her sister. After hearing the description of her suffering, her sister recommended that she request a test for Lyme disease. At her scheduled visit with an immunologist, she tested positive for Lyme disease with the traditional two-tiered blood test. If you would like to learn more about how Lyme inspired Mrs. USA Earth 2023 to construct and promote the “Spray Before You Play” campaign to help protect children from suffering caused by Lyme disease, then tune in now!
80 minutes | Feb 1, 2023
Episode 337: Living In My Purpose - an Interview with Tanya Miller
Tanya J Miller is a 40-year-old author, speaker, coach, strategist, and entrepreneur. She is the owner-operator of a Minority Woman’s Business Enterprise (MWBE) business. Shortly after starting a “side hustle” passion project, she began to suffer from “major pain”. She initially believed the pain was related to a previously diagnosed chronic illness but quickly discovered “that it was something else”. Her symptoms forced her to visit between 10 and 12 doctors, all of whom struggled to locate the cause of her cognitive issues, seizures, and “legs going out without notification”. The first hint of a diagnosis came from her chiropractor who noted that her symptoms were similar to a “teen patient that was diagnosed with Lyme disease”. Following the chiropractor’s advice, she returned to a medical doctor to demand to be tested for Lyme disease. The initial and follow-up blood testing confirmed she was positive for stage 3 chronic Lyme disease. The treatment that followed helped Ms. Miller to discover her purpose, faith, and resourcefulness. If you would like to learn more about how Lyme disease taught a business professional that her God-given purpose was to represent others suffering from chronic Lyme, then tune in now! PS Tiara Smith special guest co-hosted this interview with Rich from Tick Boot Camp!
112 minutes | Jan 28, 2023
Episode 336: The Road Back to Me - an interview with Adena Sampson
Adena Sampson is a best-selling author, singer-songwriter, coach, and founder of Outloud Productions and The Unbreakable Spirit Movement. The multi-talented entrepreneur and artist constructed an almost magical life and career. She became a sought-after speaker, emcee, narrator, and presenter and she graced the entertainment stage across the globe as the opening act for world-renowned artists such as Patti LaBelle and Wayne Newton. In 2008, everything changed for the worst. “Everything just fell apart - [her] health, [her] relationship, [her] finances. [Her] world came crashing down and so did [she]”. For the next 7 years, her health decline forced her to visit “too many doctors to count” until she was finally diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease. Following her diagnosis, she traveled a long road to healing. During her travels, she learned 9 principles that allowed her to rediscover the road back to the version of herself stolen by chronic illness. To share the healing principles she learned while healing, she wrote the 2021 Best Book Award Winner: The Road Back To Me - 9 Principles for Navigating Life’s Unexpected Twists & Turns. If you would like to learn how Lyme disease taught an entertainment professional the principles for recovery and healing, then tune in now! PS Cole Elbel special guest co-hosted this interview with Rich from Tick Boot Camp!
101 minutes | Jan 21, 2023
Episode 335: Kindness in Combat - an interview with Tony Felice
Tony Felice is the 58-year-old founder of Felice Agency, an award-winning branding, advertising, marketing, and public relations firm. He is a dual citizen of Phoenix, Arizona, and San Diego, California. After a summer vacation trip to tick-endemic Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Mr. Felice returned home with an extensive skin rash, joint pain, brain fog, vertigo, and flu-like symptoms that lasted for months. For the next 2 years, his health steadily declined prompting him to visit 24 doctors in search of a diagnosis. Unfortunately, the mysterious symptoms were not new to Mr. Felice. Two decades earlier, he lived in Maryland where doctors diagnosed him with “Lowland Swamp Fever” a diagnosis he believes may have been a precursor to the discovery of Lyme disease. His diagnostic puzzle was finally solved when a Naturopath administered diagnostic tests confirming active infections for Lyme, Bartonella, and Babesia. If you would like to learn more about how Lyme disease redirected a marketing and public relations expert to lend his talents to Lyme disease advocacy and charitable works, then tune in now! PS Dani Tygr special guest co-hosted this interview with Rich from Tick Boot Camp!
133 minutes | Jan 18, 2023
Episode 334: Leading Lyme - an interview with Dr. Kent Holtorf
Dr. Kent Holtorf, MD is the founder of the Holtorf Medical Group with offices in El Segundo, California and Marietta, Georgia. He is also the founder and director of the not for profit National Academy of Hypothryoidism and Integrative Science (NAHIS). His work has been featured on numerous TV shows including the Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC News, ESPN, CNN and Fox Business. Dr. Holtorf suffered from and managed a series of undiagnosed childhood and early adult illnesses that caused him to have difficulty getting out of bed. By the time he attended medical school, he suffered from terrible fatigue leaving him barely able to function. He visited numerous medical colleague practitioners and specialists and was told that he was “depressed or stressed and needed to get more sleep and more exercise”. The standardized diagnostic tests he studied and learned to utilize in medical school “revealed nothing abnormal”. His undiagnosed medical condition left him feeling hopeless until he tested positive for Lyme disease, Babesia, Bartonella, reactivated viruses and mold toxicity. Finally securing a diagnosis allowed Dr. Holtorf to resolve his symptoms by using innovative treatments including peptides, SOT therapy, NK cells and other progressive treatment practices. If you would like to learn how a journey with Lyme disease inspired a doctor to open treatment centers to help others who are suffering the way he had, then tune in now! PS Daisy White special guest co-hosted this interview with Rich from Tick Boot Camp!
119 minutes | Jan 14, 2023
Episode 333: Heart of Wellness - an interview with Doctor Miles Nichols
Dr. Miles Nichols is the 37-year-old co-founder of the highly regarded Denver, Colorado based Lyme and mold treatment clinic: Medicine with Heart. He also co-founded the Medicine with Heart Institute to provide professional training to clinicians in the treatment of complex chronic diseases. Born into a high achieving Ivy League educated family, Dr. Nichols followed the family tradition and was accepted into gifted and talented educational programs through middle school. By the time he entered high school, a multitude of nagging childhood illnesses merged and presented as chronic fatigue causing his grades to decline. Debilitating fatigue forced Dr. Nichols to seek alternative educational models. He attended a school founded by a Buddhist Monk and then he gritted his way through graduate school. Unfortunately, his physician father and scores of doctor colleagues could not solve Dr Nichols’ chronic fatigue puzzle. Finally, in 2016, Dr Nichols tested positive on a blood test for Lyme disease. In 2019, he tested positive for Babesia and Barronella. If you would like to learn more about how Lyme disease inspired a doctor to build a heart centered treatment institute in an effort to end suffering caused by Lyme and mold diseases, then tune in now! PS Micaela Hoo special guest co-hosted this interview with Rich from Tick Boot Camp!
121 minutes | Jan 7, 2023
Episode 332: Enlightened Wellness - an interview with Kristi Kusske
Kristi Kusske is a 37-year-old Registered Nurse (RN) and Functional Diagnostic Nutritional Practitioner from Lakeville, Minnesota. She is the entrepreneurial founder of Enlightened Integrative Wellness. Ms. Kusske’s Lyme disease journey is both personal and parental. Despite suffering from classic Lyme disease symptoms, including brain fog and fatigue, she was not diagnosed by western educated medical practitioners until after her daughter was born with congenital Lyme disease. Her dual roles as Lyme Mom and Lyme patient mandated that Ms. Kusske expand her medical education and training. In addition to her sturdy foundation that included RN, PICU, ER, and Certified Pediatric Nurse, she felt called to study and work with practitioners that would utilize traditional eastern protocols. Treating for 2.5 years with Lyme Literate practitioners and developing an understanding of the necessity of connecting her mind, body and spirit during healing has allowed the Kusske family to overcome and manage the majority of their Lyme related symptoms. If you would like to learn more about how Lyme disease inspired a mom and registered nurse to construct and manifest an integrative wellness practice focusing on women’s health, preconception health, and pediatrics, then tune in now! PS Ashley Belanger special guest co-hosted this interview with Rich from Tick Boot Camp!
74 minutes | Jan 4, 2023
Episode 331: Lyme Inspired Nurse - an interview with Briana Jamshidi
Briana Jamshidi is a 27-year-old Registered Nurse (RN) and certified personal trainer from Charleston, South Carolina. Ms. Jamshidi loved to lift weights, run races, dance, go to concerts, attend music festivals, and was a top performer on her National Guard physical fitness test. At the age of 21, Ms. Jamshidi suddenly fell ill while attending her annual training with the Army National Guard in Virginia. Shew was first diagnosed with Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and then doctors said it was Interstitial Cystitis (IC) because her urine cultures never grew any bacteria. Some of Ms. Jamshidi’s early symptoms included severe burning when peeing like glass slicing her bladder, spasms of her bladder and pelvic floor, frequent and urgent urination, urinary incontinence, and painful sex. Her symptoms worsened and she developed severe lower back pain, swollen lymph nodes, neck pain, hives, muscle spasms, hand tremors, extreme fatigue, cognitive decline, constipation, food sensitivities, and the feeling of bugs crawling all over her at night. Ms. Jamshidi was finally diagnosed with Lyme and Bartonella when she was 24. She treated using antibiotics, Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN), supplements, diet changes, and more. If you’d to learn how a young woman realized her body is strong and resilient while going through the battle of her life, then tune in now! PS Sara Brunner, the Lyme Dietitian, special guest co-hosted this interview with Matt from Tick Boot Camp!
72 minutes | Dec 21, 2022
Episode 329: The Lyme Boss - an interview with Heather Gray
Heather Gray is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner with a background in advanced DNA and mold from Colorado. She uses her skills to help other tick-borne disease patients heal. Prior to getting sick, Ms. Gray experienced childhood trauma and didn’t have a “normal” child’s life. She contracted Lyme disease at the young age of 13 and aggressive symptoms began when she was 15. Some of Ms. Gray’s symptoms included back pain, gut issues, a swollen knee, depression, anxiety, and more. She was sick for almost 20 years and was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease when she was 34 years old. She was diagnosed with Lyme through a blood test and high-resolution dark field microscopy, which is a live blood analysis. Ms. Gray treated using many modalities, including Disulfiram, antibiotics, herbs, rife, ozone, silver, MMS, and somatic experiencing. Today, she’s 110% recovered and is enjoying life. If you’d like to learn how a determined young woman overcame 20 years of undiagnosed Lyme disease, childhood trauma, and more, then tune in now! PS Pastor Dan Price special guest co-hosted this interview with Matt from Tick Boot Camp!
76 minutes | Dec 17, 2022
Episode 328: Migraine Solutions - an interview with Dr. John Allocca
Dr. John Allocca is a medical research scientist and biophysicist from “the Lyme capital of the world”: Long Island, New York. He is the author of more than 60 books on medicine, physics, nutrition, and photography and the founder of Allocca Biotechnology. Dr. Allocca’s journey with Lyme disease began over 30 years ago when he began to suffer knee pain, headaches and fatigue. Despite his medical training and experience writing medical diagnostic software programs, he “could not figure out what was wrong with [him]”. He consulted with several medical doctor colleagues to help him unravel his personal medical mystery without success. One day he used his own blood to calibrate his microscope and noticed spirochetes in his blood. By happenstance his medical mystery was solved. He treated with antibiotics, nutritional intervention, and supplements for detoxification and anti-oxidation. In May 2022, Dr. Allocca took a hike at a local park and noticed a deer tick on his back. The bite resulted in a reinfection causing a bullseye rash and triggered the return of his previous Lyme symptoms. He also learned that wearing long pants while hiking does not offer adequate protection. If you would like to learn more about how 2 Lyme disease infections inspired a doctor to build a 3 point wellness plan utilizing neuro chemical nutrition, brainicity brain biofield enhancement, and photography as a path to healing, then tune in now! PS Tiffany Perez special guest co-hosted this interview with Rich from Tick Boot Camp!
56 minutes | Dec 14, 2022
Episode 327: Exposing Lyme - an interview with Alexis Raleigh
Alexis Raleigh is a 25-year-old reporter from upstate New York. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Binghamton University and a master’s degree in broadcasting and journalism from Syracuse University. Ms. Raleigh was “able to do anything” before she got sick when she was 20 years old. Some of her symptoms included severe headaches, nerve pain, POTS, neck pain, and neurological symptoms. Ms. Raleigh was misdiagnosed with Lupus, POTS, and migraines before receiving a proper diagnosis of Lyme disease 2 years later when she was 21 years old. Ms. Raleigh first used IV antibiotics for 8 months to treat chronic Lyme disease, but she didn’t get better. Next, she went to Sanoviv Medical Institute in Tijuana, Mexico to get hyperthermia. If you want to learn how a young reporter refused to give up and found solutions for chronic Lyme disease, then tune in now! PS Dana Papadopoulos special guest co-hosted this interview with Matt from Tick Boot Camp!