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Tick Boot Camp
Rich Johannesen and Matt Sabatello
The purpose of Tick Boot Camp is to help you liberate yourself and others from suffering caused by Lyme disease.
3 days ago
Episode 169: Full Spectrum Healing - an interview with Danielle Pashko
Danielle Pashko is a nutritionist and author working at a clinical medical practice based in New York City, New York. After overcoming a battle and writing a book on thyroid cancer, she began to exhibit symptoms of Lyme disease. Her Lyme disease went undiagnosed for over a year despite visiting 14 doctors exhibiting classic symptoms. Ms. Pashko was finally diagnosed after her primary care doctor tested her for Lyme. She utilized a broad spectrum of spiritual, emotional, eastern and western treatment modalities over 2 years to achieve remission. In December of 2020, Ms. Pashko contracted COVID which triggered a Lyme relapse. Today, she is returning to the treatment tools she utilized to heal from Lyme. If you would like to learn more about how nutritionist Danielle Pashko is revisiting her treatment successes to attack her Lyme relapse, then tune in now!
1 hr 9 min
6 days ago
Episode 168: DNA ConneXions - an interview with Doctor Leslie Douglas
Dr. Leslie J. Douglas is a geneticist and molecular biologist from Colorado. Currently she is the Principal Investigator and Laboratory Manager for DNA Connexions. DNA Connexions is a top US based testing company focusing on bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic molecular based detection assays. Dr. Douglas' current professional focus is the research and development of PCR (direct DNA) based Lyme and tick-borne disease co-infection testing as well as the development of various molecular based assays. If you would like to learn more about how DNA Connexions and Dr. Leslie Douglas' research and testing tools can provide you with valuable information on your treatment and diagnostic journeys, then tune in now!
1 hr 14 min
May 8, 2021
Episode 167: Beating Lyme - an Interview with Emma Pikoulas
Emma Pikoulas is a 22-year-old lifelong resident of tick endemic Long Island, New York. Ms. Pikoulas was bitten by ticks on numerous occasions during her childhood. She was first diagnosed with a tick infection (Mycoplasma) at the age of 16 and then Lyme disease and coinfections after a relapse at the age of 19. Ms. Pikoulas has treated with several of the top Lyme Literate Medical Doctors (LLMDs) on the east coast. One of her medical protocols required her to travel 5 hours per day, by train, for infusions. Despite chronic Lyme and the COVID epidemic, this young woman located the fortitude to grit through her symptoms and treatment to graduate from college in 4 years. Today, Ms. Pikoulas is treating with the famous LLMD and co-author of the book Chronic: Dr. Steven Phillips, MD. If you would like to learn more about how a young woman balanced treatment, an epidemic, and her college studies, then tune in now!
1 hr 7 min
May 5, 2021
Episode 166: Unlocking Lyme Giveaway - an interview with Doctor Bill Rawls
To honor Lyme Disease Awareness Month and all those suffering from Lyme disease, Dr. Bill Rawls, MD joined the Tick Boot Camp podcast to announce that his company is giving away free copies of the bestselling "Lyme disease healing bible:" Unlocking Lyme. Dr. Rawls also shared with the Tick Boot Camp community that his company will continue to offer free monthly Lyme disease related webinars. Finally, Dr. Rawls discussed some of the healing lessons he has learned since publishing Unlocking Lyme and that he is putting the finishing touches on his newest book. If you would like to learn more about how you can receive a free copy of the bestselling Lyme disease healing and reference guide, Unlocking Lyme, then tune in now!
May 1, 2021
Episode 165: Giant's Shoulders - an Interview with Doctor Joseph Burrascano
Dr. Joseph Burriscano is America's first Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD). He began practicing medicine in Lyme endemic eastern Long Island, New York, a short time and distance from where the first Lyme infected ticks examined by Dr. Willy Burgdorfer were dragged. Dr. Burriscano's clinical observations resulted in the discovery and development of diagnostic and treatment protocols that were considered taboo in the 1980's and 1990's which have become gold standards for LLMDs today. He is now considered one of the world's leading experts in the treatment of Lyme disease. He has appeared on virtually every television, radio and newspaper outlet, published 16 scholarly papers in medical journals and advised governmental agencies including the NIH, CDC, armed services subcommittee and the US Senate. Currently, Dr. Burriscano works full time in the biotech arena at IGeneX (website, Instagram). If you would like to learn more about America's first Lyme Literate Medical Doctor, then tune in Now!
Apr 28, 2021
Episode 164: Fighting Spirit - an Interview with Lindsay Ruiz
Lindsay Ruiz is a 44-year-old large scale corporate organizational change leadership professional from Charlotte, North Carolina. Ms. Ruiz earned her B.S. in her native Venezuela, a master’s degree in the United States and she is currently doctoral candidate. Ms. Ruiz presented classic Lyme disease symptoms to over 20 medical professionals over the course of one year. One of the doctors that helped Ms. Ruiz on her diagnostic journey was her dog’s veterinarian. Ms. Ruiz’s psychologist reviewed her medical records and discovered she had tested positive for Lyme disease with one of her previous doctors. She then took an Igenex test which confirmed her Lyme diagnosis. Ms. Ruiz is now working with the brilliant Doctor Tiffany Brown-Bush and is showing promising results. If you would like to learn more about how Lindsay Ruiz used her organic fighting spirit to overcome medical gaslighting, then tune in now!
1 hr 49 min
Apr 24, 2021
Episode 163: East + West = Healing - an Interview with Layla Perchal Neal
Layla Perchal Neal is a Jacksonville, Florida based media professional and photographer originally from Leicester, England. Ms. Perchal Neal was bitten by ticks on at least four separate occasions prior to suffering chronic Lyme disease symptoms. When she began to feel fatigue and brain fog, Ms. Perchal Neal sought the assistance of medical doctors; including, infectious disease doctors who resisted testing for Lyme disease despite four tick bites and classic Lyme disease symptoms. If you would like to learn more about how a photographer overcame medical gaslighting and utilized easter and western medical tools to heal from Lyme disease, then tune in now!
1 hr 25 min
Apr 21, 2021
Episode 162: The Lyme Polymath - an Interview with Freddie Kimmel
Freddie Kimmel is the host of the Beautifully Broken Podcast and part of the management team at AmpCoil. He is also a functional health coach through IFHC, Gut Health Specialist, Citizen Scientist, Reiki Healer, and public speaker. He has been featured in, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, LA Talk Radio, and in Dance Magazine. Freddie is a proud survivor of metastatic cancer, Lyme disease and mold. If you would like to learn more about how a polymath discovered awareness as his superpower, then tune in now!
Apr 17, 2021
Episode 161: Cowboy Up - an Interview with Elizabeth Brannan
Elizabeth Brannan is a 33-year-old cowboy from Ventura, California. Ms. Brannan identified as a cowboy for most of her life. Her Lyme disease journey began when she was bitten by a tick at work resulting in a bullseye rash. She visited a doctor who diagnosed and treated the rash as ringworm. Thereafter, Ms. Brannan rapidly developed classic Lyme disease symptoms. Eventually, she lost the ability to grit through her symptoms and was forced to leave her dream job and her independence. Ms. Brannan’s healing journey turned the corner when her sister challenged her to focus on her mental fitness. If you would like to learn more about how a young woman had to focus on mental and spiritual health to take control of her Lyme disease, then tune in now!
1 hr 51 min
Apr 14, 2021
Episode 160: Self Advocacy - an Interview with Max Noir
Max Noir is a 25-year-old self-described nomad originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She is currently the head of operations for a Chinese virtual reality company. Ms. Noir’s Lyme disease journey began at the age of 16 with fatigue, seizures, and facial paralysis. During her health journey, she was betrayed by school administrators and medical doctors teaching her to advocate for herself. If you would like to learn more about how Lyme disease taught a young woman to replace expectation with self advocation to survive and then thrive while living with a chronic illness, then tune in now!
1 hr 46 min
Apr 10, 2021
Episode 159: The Lyme Therapist - an interview with Christina Kantzavelos
Christina Kantzavelos is a UCLA educated licensed psychotherapist, professional content writer and blogger from Joshua Tree, California. Ms. Kantzavelos is the creative force behind the highly regarded daily healing journal “Begin Within.” She developed “Begin Within” because she could not find a journal while on her Lyme disease journey that offered both physical and mental health prompts. Ms. Kantzavelos’ Lyme diagnostic journey was long and painful. At the age of 29, she had to take a professional leave of absence and return home to live with her mother because her Lyme symptoms rendered her unable to care for herself. Today, she is living independently, seeing patients part-time, promoting her journal and working on several Lyme disease and chronic illness projects. If you would like to learn more about how a psychotherapist utilized various tools, including journaling, to heal her mind and body from Lyme disease, then tune in now!
Apr 7, 2021
Episode 158: Lyme Educator - an interview with Sara Tyghter
Sarah Tyghter is the 55-year-old Director of Education and Outreach at the Global Lyme Alliance. Ms. Tyghter is a lifelong resident of the state of Connecticut, the birthplace of Lyme disease. Despite attending primary and collegiate educational institutions in close proximity to Lyme, Connecticut, Ms. Tyghter received no Lyme health related education or training until she began to work at the Global Lyme Alliance. Ms. Tyghter’s classic Lyme disease symptoms were not properly diagnosed by her doctors for 5 years. If you would like to learn more about how a Lyme educator is tirelessly working with the Global Lyme Alliance to bring Lyme disease awareness and education to the world, then tune in now!
1 hr 9 min
Apr 3, 2021
Episode 157: Lyme Sleuth - an interview with Kymberlie Stansell
Kymberlie Stansell is a 38-year-old Duke University educated Lyme disease coach and “Wellness Sleuth.” Ms. Stansell’s Lyme disease journey began after she graduated from college and moved to New York in pursuit of an acting career. For 15 years she consulted with scores of doctors, spending tens of thousands of dollars eventually searching herself into diagnostic exhaustion. Finally, she was diagnosed with Lyme disease by a doctor in New York City. If you would like to learn more about how a Lyme coach had to connect with her inner sleuth to find clues to her health questions, then tune in now!
1 hr 37 min
Mar 31, 2021
Episode 156: All Things - an interview with Jaime Jamgochian
Jaime Jamgochian is a touring musician and worship artist from Nashville, Tennessee. Several of Ms. Jamgochian’s singles play on Christian radio stations and her most well-known original song “Hear My Worship” spent 12 weeks at #1 on National Christian Radio resulting in her recognition as a the #1 inspirational artist on the Billboard charts. In 2017, Ms. Jamgochian’s neurological Lyme disease required her to take a sabbatical from work and return home to live with her parents. Ms. Jamgochian began to regain her health while she treated with the New York Center of Innovative Medicine in Huntington, New York. If you would like to learn more about how a Lyme disease journey inspired a worship artist’s new album “All Things,” then tune in now!
Mar 27, 2021
Episode 155: The Awakened State - an interview with Ashley Bobe
Ashley Bobe is a business development specialist from Kansas City, Missouri. Ms. Bobe’s Lyme disease journey began at the age of 6 when she discovered an engorged tick biting her below her hair line. The tick was removed at a hospital and Ms. Bobe was treated with antibiotics. Unfortunately, Ms. Bobe’s childhood hospitalization foreshadowed a series of undefined adult illnesses that triggered hospital visits to every hospital in the states of Missouri and Kansas. At the age of 32, Ms. Bobe was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease resulting in treatment with one of the top Lyme disease doctors in the United States. If you would like to learn more about how Ashley Bobe located Lyme remission only after she left the traditional medical community and utilized the free Buhner Protocol, then tune in now!
1 hr 7 min
Mar 24, 2021
Episode 154: Whole Body Healing - an Interview with Georgia Grey
Georgia P. Grey is the 30-year-old founder of WBH Nutrition, a holistic nutrition business. Ms. Grey’s Lyme disease symptoms began at the age of 24. Prior to the onset of symptoms, Ms. Grey was a teacher working 10 to 12 hour days and an avid runner competing in half and full marathons. During her Lyme disease treatment journey, Ms. Grey studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and became a Certified Holistic Health Coach. If you would like to learn more about how Lyme disease taught a first-grade teacher to slow down, love herself and launch a new career, then tune in now!
Mar 20, 2021
Episode 153: Be True to Yourself - an interview with Renata Lindoso
Renata Lindoso is a 40-year-old woman from Brasilia, Brazil. Ms. Lindoso’s Lyme disease journey began when she traveled to the United States (US) and was bitten by a tick causing her to suffer a bullseye rash and a long-term flu. Unfortunately, her diagnostic and treatment journeys were long and lonely due to her family, friends, and mental health professionals refusing to acknowledge her illness and diagnosis. If you would like to learn more about how a woman from Brazil refused to look at her “situation through her suffering” and “fought a lonely battle for [her] truth,” then tune in now!
1 hr 43 min
Mar 17, 2021
Episode 152: Early Success - an interview with Rachel Barnes
Rachel Barnes is a 35-year-old woman from Northern Virginia. Ms. Barnes was Pursuing an active career as a commercial interior designer and project manager when she suffered a summer flu and knee pain that were written off by her doctor. Ms. Barnes’ diagnostic journey included being misdiagnosed by 10 doctors. Currently, she is working with Health Coach Jackie Shea (episode 10) and a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD) who has prescribed antibiotics, herbs, dietary and detox protocols to rebuild her health. If you would like to learn more about how a designer is utilizing her project management skills to reconstruct her health, then tune in now.
1 hr 11 min
Mar 13, 2021
Episode 151: Podium Performance - an interview with Arianne Jones and Paige Lawrence
Arianne Jones is an Olympic gold medal athlete, holistic nutritionist and Lyme disease activist (episode 83). Paige Lawrence is an Olympic athlete and performance coach. The two Olympic athletes merged their talents to build the Podium Performance Program (use coupon code TICKBOOTCAMP for 10% off). If you would like to learn more about how a performance and holistic nutritional program may be a next step in your Lyme disease recovery journey, then tune in now!
Mar 10, 2021
Episode 150: Advocacy Express - an interview with Alexandra Moresco and DJ McKerr
Alexandra Moresco is a well-known Lyme disease activist (episode 101) married to University of Chicago MBA DJ McKerr. Ms. Moreso and Mr. McKerr merged their talents to build Advocacy Express, a tool designed to help Lyme disease patients lobby their elected representatives with letters written by policy experts to advocate for those living with tick-borne illness. If you would like to learn more about Alexandra Moresco’s pivot to entrepreneurship as a new tool in her Lyme disease toolbox, then tune in now!
Mar 6, 2021
Episode 149: Mystery In Style - an interview with Lena @Panthere_InStyle
Lena is a health, fashion and beauty influencer currently residing in California. Lena was born and raised in the former Soviet Union where she was exposed to radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident. At the time Lena and her family immigrated to the United States, she was not aware that her exposure to Chernobyl radiation compromised her immune system. While attending a cultural festival in Upstate New York, Lena was bitten by a tick and became chronically ill. To treat her chronic illness, Lena built a team of healthcare professionals including health coach Daisy White (Tick Boot Camp Podcast Episode 80). As part of her emotional healing journey, Lena was encouraged to pursue an outlet and she created a fashion Instagram page: @Panthere_InStyle. Today, @Panthere_InStyle has inspired 4.3 million followers and has become a platform for fashion and Lyme disease advocacy. If you would like to learn more about how a mysterious fashion influencer built a team of healthcare…
1 hr 14 min
Mar 3, 2021
Episode 148: The Integrator - an interview with Romy Rosen
Romy Rosen is a 19-year-old college student from Portland, Oregon. Ms. Rosen and her family lived in Connecticut until she was diagnosed with Lyme disease at the age of 7 years old. The framework for Ms. Rosen’s childhood healing journey was built by her mother, resulting in symptom remission at the age of 13. Three years later, Ms. Rosen suffered a relapse triggering her to take control of her healing by learning and then building on the framework constructed for her during childhood. To defeat the initial relapse, and then prevent a second, Ms. Rosen seamlessly integrated a diverse set of physical and mental healing modalities. If you would like to learn more about how a young woman built on a childhood healing foundation by integrating eastern and western medicine to treat chronic Lyme disease, then tune in now!
1 hr 13 min
Feb 27, 2021
Episode 147: Authenticity - an interview with Michele Nicole
Michele Nicole is a 38-year-old Penn State University educated Teacher and Behavior Specialist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Michele's Lyme disease journey began during her late 20’s with symptoms that included fatigue, chronic pain, migraines, depression and a seizure. Her symptoms eventually required her to take a medical leave from her career as an educator and the loss of her driver’s license. Recently, Michele's health began to show signs of improvement permitting her to find love with an intimate partner and launch a career as a social media marketer. If you would like to learn how Lyme disease opened the door for a teacher to find love and pivot to social media marketing, then tune in now!
1 hr 27 min
Feb 24, 2021
Episode 146: Freestyle - an interview with Skye Cowie
Skye Cowie is a 21-year-old college student and professional athlete from Raleigh, North Carolina. Ms. Cowie’s Lyme disease symptoms began shortly after she was bitten by a tick at the age of 12. At the time of her tick bite, Ms. Cowie played high level team soccer. Unfortunately, Ms. Cowie’s Lyme disease symptoms progressed rapidly rendering her incapable of participating in scheduled team practices or games. Although Ms. Cowie and her mother attributed her progressive illness to a childhood tick bite, she was not diagnosed with Lyme disease for over 6 years. During her lengthy diagnostic journey, Ms. Cowie discovered a way to pursue her passion and pivoted from team to freestyle soccer. Freestyle soccer granted Ms. Cowie the flexibility to practice when pain or fatigue did not interfere. If you would like to learn more about how a young woman used her resourcefulness to pursue her dream, overcome Lyme disease and work with First Lady Michele Obama, Adidas, Samsung, Wilson, Puma a…
Feb 20, 2021
Episode 145: Timing is Everything - an interview with Chris and Amanda Dahl
Amanda and Christopher Dahl are the 44-year-old founders of Dahl Holistic Health from San Diego California. Mrs. Dahl is a certified herbalist, health consultant, bio magnetic therapist and Reiki Master. Mr. Dahl is a Reiki Teacher/Master. Mr. and Mrs. Dahl traveled an 18-year diagnostic journey that ended when they were tested by a doctor that diagnosed their minor child with Lyme disease. The Dahl family utilized antibiotics, herbs, medically supervised essential oils, bio-magnetic therapy and energy healing to rebuild their health. If you would like to learn more about how Lyme disease taught the health consultants, energy healers and Reiki Masters from Dahl Holistic Health that the timing of healing modalities is everything, then tune in now!
1 hr 51 min
Feb 13, 2021
Episode 144: The Healing Prodigy - an interview with Natalie Torres
Natalie Torres is a 27-year-old life coach, entrepreneur and model from Houston, Texas. Ms. Torres was infected twice with Lyme disease, first at the age of 12 and then she was reinfected at the age of 23. She was working as a fashion model based in New York City (NYC) when her doctor diagnosed with Lyme disease. After receiving a Lyme diagnosis, Ms. Torres granted herself permission to engage in self-care and to make healthy lifestyle changes which became the foundation for a career change. Ms. Torres’ healing journey introduced her to various eastern and western healing modalities including antibiotics, psychedelic mushroom micro dosing, mineral detoxing, Kambo, Kundalini yoga and breathwork. If you would like to learn more about why a fashion model left the bright lights and the big city to answer a spiritual calling to coach healing, then tune in now!
Feb 10, 2021
Episode 143: Lyme 360 - an interview with Mimi MacLean
Mimi Maclean is a 49-year-old Ivy League educated entrepreneur, Lyme disease platform curator and dual podcast host from Los Angeles, California. Ms. Maclean, her husband and one of their 5 children have been diagnosed with Lyme disease. Ms. Maclean was infected with Lyme disease 6 years ago when she was bitten by a tick while visiting the east coast. Upon returning home to California, she sought medical treatment for the tick bite and made the regrettable decision to forego prescribed antibiotics. If you would like to learn more about how a tick bite and Lyme disease transformed an entrepreneur and mother of 5 into the founder of the Lyme 360 platform, podcast and community, then tune in now!
Feb 6, 2021
Episode 142: The Reality of Lyme - an interview with Johanna Laliberte
Johanna Laliberte is a 35-year-old registered behavior technician, life skills coach and small business owner serving the special needs community in Bergen County, New Jersey. Ms. Laliberte’s Lyme disease experience began during her childhood when her mother was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease. Ms. Laliberte was herself diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease approximately 5 years ago. She is currently on a professional leave to dedicate full time to a unique IV and nutritional therapy protocol. In response to the concern that most Lyme disease stories are told after the healing journey has ended, Ms. Laliberte offered to share the physical and emotional challenges of her experience immediately after commencing treatment. If you would like to learn more about why a second generation chronic Lyme disease patient is bravely sharing the ups and downs of her treatment experience, in real time, then tune in now!
1 hr 30 min
Feb 3, 2021
Episode 141: Balancing Pathways - an interview with Michelle McKeon
Michelle McKeon is a Certified Mold Specialist, teacher, Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) and the founding owner operator of Lyme and Cancer Services and Balancing Pathways. She is also the director of LifeSpan medicine’s Lyme Nutrition Program. After a 5-year diagnostic journey that started with a tick bite on Fire Island, New York, she treated with some of the top Lyme Literate Doctors (LLMDs) in the US including Dr. Kenneth Leigner, Dr. Richard Horowitz and Dr. Sheryl Leventhal. She also treated at the renowned Klinik St. Georg in Germany. Ms. McKeon’s diagnostic and treatment journeys granted her insight into a diverse set of treatment tools which she converted into Lyme disease recovery frameworks. If you would like to learn how a Lyme disease experience inspired a pivot from a teaching career to a career dedicated to building businesses designed to end the suffering caused by Lyme disease, then tune in now!
1 hr 25 min
Jan 29, 2021
Episode 140: Nerd with Lyme - an interview with Lorny Pfeifer
Lauren “Lorny” Pfeifer is a venture capital investor, artificial intelligence data scientist and artist from San Francisco, California. Ms. Pfeifer’s health “crashed” when participating in an academic cultural exchange in Europe through the Fulbright US Student program. Although she exhibited classic Lyme disease symptoms, she was misdiagnosed by doctors in several states, countries and two continents. Ms. Pfeifer was diagnosed with Lyme disease 3 years ago and is currently treating in New York with the well known LLMD, Dr. Richard Horowitz. If you would like to know more about how a brilliant young venture capital investor, AI data scientist and artist is utilizing technology to disrupt the suffering caused by Lyme disease, then tune in now!
Jan 27, 2021
Episode 139: Lyme in Japan - an interview with Mariko Sato
Mariko Sato is a sales representative for an IT Company and a professional Samba dance entertainer from Tokyo, Japan. Ms. Sato’s Lyme disease journey began when she was bitten by a tick when she traveled to Brazil to study Samba. She was diagnosed with Lyme disease by a DNA Connections test administered by the Japanese Wellness Clinic Kagurazaka. Ms. Sato tested positive for Borrelia Burgdorferi, Babesia and Bartonella. If you would like to learn more about how a professional entertainer from Tokyo, Japan contracted Lyme disease, then tune in now!
Jan 23, 2021
Episode 138: Lady of Lyme - an interview with Christina Kovacs
Christina Kovacs is a 32-year-old Lyme disease blogger, advocate and lobbyist from Kentucky. Ms. Kovac’s Lyme disease journey began shortly before she left college at the University of Louisville. For the next 5 years, Ms. Kovacs’ health continued to decline and she visited with over 100 doctors in 8 US states. Finally, she was referred to the real life “Doctor House,” Dr. Michael Bernui, who diagnosed her with Lyme disease. If you would like to learn more about Christina Kovacs’ 100 doctor Lyme disease journey, then tune in now!
1 hr 58 min
Jan 16, 2021
Episode 137: The Dynamic Duo - an interview with Olivia and Holiday Goodreau
Olivia and Holiday Goodreau are the dynamic mother-daughter team from Denver Colorado that co-founded the LivLyme Foundation and the Tick Tracker App. The Goodreau family’s Lyme disease journey began when Olivia was bitten by a tick at the age of 7. Olivia’s classic Lyme disease symptoms were misdiagnosed by 51 doctors over 18 months. Since her diagnosis, Olivia has become one of the Lyme disease community’s most aggressive advocates resulting in her meeting with Governors, Senators, a President and world leaders. She has also partnered with some of the Lyme community’s most famous doctors including Dr. Neil Spector and Dr. Richard Horowitz. If you would like to learn more about how Lyme disease transformed a 16-year-old woman and her mother into advocates, educators, app builders, and co-founders of a foundation that provided treatment grants to 49 patients and awarded 4 major university research grants, then tune in now!
2 hr 27 min
Jan 13, 2021
Episode 136: You Survived. Now What? - an interview with Sam McLaren-Fahey
Sam McLaren-Fahey is a 31-year-old Citizenship Assimilation program manager and the creator of the acclaimed trauma survivor podcast: “Your Survived. Now What?” Ms. McLaren-Fahey’s traumatic Lyme disease experience began at the age of 24 when she suffered symptoms including complex migraines, weight and hair loss, panic attacks and severe neurological symptoms. On one occasion Ms. McLaren-Fahey’s neurological symptom prevented her from processing how to use a cooking spatula and she attempted to turn an egg with her bare hand. Ms. McLaren-Fahey’s Lyme disease was misdiagnosed by 13 different doctors over 2 years. If you would like to learn more about the Lyme disease journey of popular podcast host Sam McLaren-Fahey, the tune in now!
Jan 9, 2021
Episode 135: Healing with Laughter - an interview with Christa Nannos
Christa Nannos is a 30-year-old American actor, writer and Lyme disease educator from Los Angeles, California. Ms. Nannos was bitten by a tick when she was 9 years old. Her Lyme disease remained mostly dormant until she was exposed to parasites while on a mission trip to Guatemala. During the following 10 years, she was misdiagnosed with mental health illnesses, Candida, SIBO, Overactive Bladder Syndrome, IBS and more. Despite being mistreated by the medical community and suffering from debilitating physical symptoms, Ms. Nannos focused on maintaining a positive mindset and used laughter as a healing tool. If you would like to learn more about how a comedic actress and writer is using laughter as a Lyme disease healing tool, then tune in now!
1 hr 46 min
Jan 6, 2021
Episode 134: Multi-System Failure - an interview with Christine Lydon
Christine Lydon is an Ivy League educated American Medical Doctor (MD), Author and Attorney (JD) living in Rossland, British Columbia, Canada. Ms. Lydon moved to Canada, with her son, to attend law school. Both Ms. Lydon and her son began to exhibit classic symptoms and were diagnosed with Lyme disease by the well know Lyme Literate Doctor (LLMD) Daniel Cameron. Unfortunately, Ms. Lydon’s Lyme disease diagnosis was questioned by the Canadian medical and legal communities and her son was temporarily placed in the Canadian foster care system which prevented him from receiving Lyme treatment. If you would like to learn more about how a doctor-lawyer suffering from chronic Lyme disease was failed by the Canadian medical and legal systems, then tune in now!
2 hr 22 min
Jan 1, 2021
Episode 133: Humorous Empathy - an interview with Brianna Wick
Brianna Wick is a 26-year-old digital media content creator and the curator of the Official Green Soup platforms. Ms. Wick began her Lyme disease journey when she bitten by a tick while participating in a school trip to the east coast. Despite suffering classic Lyme disease symptoms, she was not correctly diagnosed or treated until 3 years after her tick bite. Ms. Wick’s doctors treated her with antibiotic cocktails, herbal tinctures and supplements. If you would like to learn more about how Lyme disease inspired Brianna Wick to build a chronic illness awareness and education platform, the tune in now!
Dec 30, 2020
Episode 132: Healing Boundaries - an interview with Chris Kontopidis
Chris Kontopidis is a 32-year-old person living a nomadic life in New Mexico’s desert. After suffering a tick bite in 2017 and discovering mold at their home, Chris began to suffer progressive Lyme disease symptoms including severe fatigue, hair loss, bone pain and finally extremely progressed dementia. After treating with rotating antibiotics and heavy supplements, Chris Kontopidis detached from traditional social, emotional and housing boundaries to overcome healing plateaus. If you would like to learn more about how Chris Kontopidis established firm non-traditional boundaries to promote healing from Lyme disease, then tune in now!
Dec 26, 2020
Episode 131: The Butterfly - an interview with Christina Ricucci
Christina Ricucci is a 22-year-old American actor, musician and dancer. Ms. Ricucci won national recognition when she was named “Teen Best Dancer” at the age of 14. Soon thereafter, she began to feel sick, but was not diagnosed with Lyme disease until 2 years later. Unable to perform at an elite level, Ms. Ricucci abandoned her dream to dance professionally and discovered a larger reservoir of performance artistic talents. If you would like to learn more about how a chronic Lyme disease journey revealed Christina Ricucci’s acting and musical performance talents, then tune in now!
1 hr 8 min
Dec 23, 2020
Episode 130: The Lyme Kobra - an interview with Kobra Paige
Kobra Paige is a 32-year-old touring musician and recording artist from Calgary, Canada. The lead vocalist for the band Kobra and the Lotus began her Lyme disease journey when she suffered facial paralysis at the age of 12. She suffered fatigue, memory loss, joint pain and depression, but went undiagnosed until the age of 25. Ms. Paige, her sister and her mother were all 3 diagnosed with Lyme disease and treated in the US at the Envita Medical Center. If you would like to learn more about heavy metal vocalist Kobra Paige’s Lyme disease journey, then tune in now!
Dec 19, 2020
Episode 129: Holistic - an interview with Doctor Tiffany Brown-Bush
Dr. Tiffany Brown-Bush is a 41-year-old Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Mental Health professional, creator of the EAT-FIT safe weight control program and co-creator of the CRAVE DETOX allergen free protein bar. She began her personal Lyme disease journey in 2016 and after treating with 5 doctors for over 2 years, she was diagnosed with several Lyme infections; including, Borrelia Burgdorferi, Babesia and Ehrlichia. Since her diagnosis, Dr. Brown-Bush has managed her symptoms with herbal protocols, the Wave 2 Free Medicia, cold laser treatments, sauna treatments, QNRT and EFT. If you would like to learn more about how Dr. Tiffany Brown-Bush is using a diverse set of diagnostic and treatment tools to manage her own symptoms and the Lyme disease symptoms of her patients, then tune in now!
1 hr 18 min
Dec 16, 2020
Episode 128: Shark Tank - an interview with Emily Strauss
Emily Strauss is a 28-year-old native of New York City, New York. At the time Ms. Strauss began to exhibit the symptoms of Lyme disease, she founded a nationally recognized company: Mural Painter, Inc. Ms. Strauss’ Lyme disease symptoms began as small aches and pains and then developed into seizures and fatigue rendering her bedridden for over one year. Despite the challenges presented by her developing Lyme symptoms, Ms. Strauss found the internal resources to build a business that was recently featured on the network television program Shark Tank. If you would like to learn more about how Emily Strauss became a nationally recognized female entrepreneur while battling chronic Lyme disease, then tune in now!
Dec 12, 2020
Episode 127: The Humble Advocate - an interview with Alexis Najarian
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Alexis Najarian. Ms. Najarian is a fitness trainer, Ms. Nebraska USA ’19 and Lyme advocate with the Twin Cities Lyme Foundation. Ms. Najarian, her brother, and her mother became extremely sick when they moved to Tick endemic Connecticut. Ms Najarian is the granddaughter of one of the country’s top medical doctors and the daughter for former NFL linebacker, entrepreneur, and television personality. Despite the resources available to the Najarian family, their collective diagnostic journey was painful and lengthy. Fast forward to the 2019 Ms. Nebraska USA pageant, Ms. Najarian dedicated her pageant platform to Lyme disease awareness and advocacy in collaboration with her family and the Twin Cities Lyme Foundation. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Najarian is humbly advocating for the Lyme community, then tune in now!
1 hr 22 min
Dec 9, 2020
Episode 126: Life Cycle and Lyme - an interview with Leeann Escobar
Leeann Escobar is a lifelong resident of tick endemic New Jersey. She began to exhibit the symptoms of Lyme disease during her early childhood, but was not diagnosed until one year after developing “mysterious symptoms” as an adult. Despite a lengthy diagnostic journey, Ms. Escobar maintained a positive mindset. Utilizing her grit and IV treatment, Ms. Escobar achieved symptom relief and recently celebrated the birth of her second child. If you would like to know how Leeann Escobar utilized a positive mindset and IV treatments to gain Lyme disease symptom relief, then tune in now!
Dec 5, 2020
Episode 125: Life's Greatest Lesson - an interview with Carly Taylor
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is the uber talented Carly Taylor. Ms. Taylor grew up in tick-endemic Connecticut and left her home community with Lyme disease. Ms. Taylor learned a great deal about herself and life in general while traveling on her Lyme disease journey. If you would like to learn more about Carly Taylor’s greatest life lesson, then tune in now!
1 hr 3 min
Dec 2, 2020
Episode 124: Compassion and Patience - an interview with Heather Glovack
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Heather Glovack. Ms. Glovack is a lending officer residing in paradise, aka Hermosa Beach California. Ms. Glovack exhibited classic Lyme Disease Symptoms since she was a teenager, but was not diagnosed with Lyme disease for approximately 14 years. Ms. Glovack’s Lyme-related fatigue caused her to mentally bully herself in her head, which she overcame to become a more compassionate patient young woman. If you would like to learn more about Heather Glovack’s transformative Lyme disease journey, then tune in now!
1 hr 17 min
Nov 28, 2020
Episode 123: Tick Tock Naturals - an interview with Dr. Susan Eisen
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Dr. Susan Eisen of Tick Tock Naturals. Dr. Eisen is a holistic chiropractor from Jersey City, New Jersey. After suffering Neurological Lyme and symptoms that included excessive sleep, short term memory loss, aphasia and word retrieval loss, she also began to suffer “out of control” anxiety over the thought of reinfection from a tick bite. To manage her anxiety and protect herself from reinfection, she developed an organic mosquito and tick repellent. If you would like to learn more about how Dr. Eisen used anxiety to fuel the creation of Tick Tock Naturals, a natural organic tick repellent, then tune in now!
Nov 25, 2020
Episode 122: Tick Bite Blueprint - an interview with Josh Kreifels and Kristina Biggs
Tick Boot Camp’s guests today are Josh Kreifels and Kristina Biggs. Ms. Biggs is a Registered Nurse (RN) and Mr. Kreifels is a Registered Dietician (RD) both residing in Seattle, Washington. Ms. Biggs and Mr. Kreifels went on a COVID weekend getaway in a mountain area in the Pacific North West and Mr. Biggs discovered a tick biting him on his arm. Ms. Biggs’ training made her aware that Lyme disease can be very dangerous and chronic. Knowing she had a short window to act, Ms. Biggs turned to social media for resources and located Tick Boot Camp’s Instagram page and Tick Bite Blueprint. If you would like to learn more about Kristina Biggs’ and Josh Kreifels’ tick bite journey and how you can use the Tick Boot Camp Tick Bite Blueprint to help you prevent a Lyme disease infection or reinfection, then tune in now!
Nov 22, 2020
Episode 121: Awareness - an interview with Monica
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is a 20-year-old Irish/Danish Lyme disease warrior named Monica. Monica’s (Instagram page id_monica123xx) Lyme disease journey began at the age of 10 when she visited her father for a summer holiday in rural Denmark. Despite a Danish public awareness campaign that warned Monica and her family to the dangers of ticks and Lyme disease in her father’s community, a rash on her leg was written off. Shortly thereafter, Monica returned to her native Ireland and was vaccinated, triggering severe and then chronic Lyme disease symptoms. If you would like to learn more about Monica and her Lyme disease journey, then tune in now!
1 hr 14 min
Nov 14, 2020
Episode 120: Parenting Lyme - an interview with Dorothy Leland
Dorothy Leland is an author and Lyme Disease activist from California. Ms. Leland’s Lyme disease journey began when her 15-year-old daughter Rachel began to suffer the symptoms of Lyme disease. Rachel’s long and often painful Lyme journey led Ms. Leland to work as a research assistant on a Lyme documentary, blog for LymeDisease.org and co-author “When Your Child Has Lyme Disease, A Parent’s Survival Guide.” If you would like to learn more about how the Leland family survived childhood Lyme disease and transformed into Lyme disease activists, then tune in now!
Nov 11, 2020
Episode 119: The Absurd Disease - an interview with Vicki Novinsky
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Vicki Novinsky. Ms. Novinsky is a spoonie blogger and cartoonist from Brooklyn, New York. Ms. Novinsky was only five years old when she became extremely sick at her parents’ vacation house in Massachusetts. Her mom was frustrated with their family care physician and took Ms. Novinsky to an alternative pediatrician where she was treated with antibiotics. At that time, Ms. Novinsky also developed an autoimmune thyroid disease. Fast forward to graduate school, and Ms. Novinsky became extremely sick again. She had severe brain fog and allergic reactions to almost everything. She also had several misdiagnoses before finally being diagnosed with Lyme by an LLMD. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Novinsky is bringing light to the Lyme community, then tune in now!
1 hr 1 min
Nov 7, 2020
Episode 118: I Grew Up with Lyme - an interview with Sophie Eustache
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Sophie Eustache. Ms. Eustache is a 22-year-old graduate student from Bordeaux, France. She first experienced symptoms of Lyme at just four years old, and doesn’t remember what it feels like to live without constant joint pain and fatigue. She wasn’t diagnosed with Lyme until she was ten years old. Ms. Eustache had a severe relapse of symptoms in 2017, but to the best of her ability, still refuses to let Lyme get in the way of her academic or professional aspirations. If you would like to learn more about the journey of an almost lifelong Lymie, then tune in now!
Nov 4, 2020
Episode 117: The Dancer’s Dilemma - an interview with Maren Lotte van Merrienboer
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Maren Lotte van Merrienboer. Ms. Lotte van Merrienboer is a 25-year-old social media influencer from the Netherlands. She first started experiencing the symptoms of a tick disease in 2014. Ms. Lotte van Merrienboer was extremely tired, couldn’t control her muscles, and had brain fog. She wasn’t diagnosed with Lyme for four years, and didn’t see many doctors because they didn’t take her seriously. They told her what she was feeling was in her head. Ms. Lotte van Merrienboer’s ex-boyfriend suffered from Lyme. They hadn’t spoken in years, but she accidentally connected with him on LinkedIn. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. He messaged her, and soon she was telling him about her health problems, and he connected her with his doctor. If you would like to learn more about Ms. Lotte van Merrienboer’s treatment journey, and how she is inspiring others to fight chronic illness, then tune in now!
1 hr 5 min
Oct 31, 2020
Episode 116: Wheat Grass Warrior - an interview with Ashley Iovinelli
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Ashley Iovinelli. Ms. Iovinelli is a 32-year-old integrative nutrition coach from Naperville, Illinois. She was a 28-year-old new mother when she first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. She went from being an active mother to not being able to move from the couch. Ms. Iovinelli had unexplainable pain that migrated throughout her entire body. She was tested for Lyme at the beginning of her journey, but it came back negative. It wasn’t until a year and a half later that she finally received a positive test. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Iovinelli is helping others with Lyme through her health coaching and blog, Wheatgrass Warrior, then tune in now!
1 hr 25 min
Oct 28, 2020
Episode 115: Fitness, Faith and Mindset - an interview with Alaina Hamade
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Alaina Hamade. Ms. Hamade is a 22-year-old health and wellness coach, social media marketer, and podcaster from Pennsylvania. She started experiencing symptoms of a tick disease in high school, after finding a rash on her leg. Soon after, she had migraines, heart problems, panic attacks, and memory issues. She had to drop out of school. After receiving her Lyme diagnosis, Ms. Hamade now focuses on building up a healthy immune system with probiotics and vitamins. If you would like to learn more about why Ms. Hamade will never be able to return to her old self, then tune in now!
1 hr 5 min
Oct 25, 2020
Episode 114: Body Lyme Spirit - an interview with Shannon Delrahim and Ashley Keller
Tick Boot Camp’s guests today are the creative founders of the Body Lyme Spirit movement: Shannon Delrahim and Ashley Keller. Ms. Delrahim is a 30-year-old woman from Los Angeles, California and Ms. Keller is a 31-year-old woman from Pensacola, Florida. Ms. Delrahim’s and Ms. Keller’s parallel Lyme journeys intersected at a doctor’s office when Ms. Keller moved to the west coast in pursuit of an acting career. Unfortunately, they each went undiagnosed for almost a decade. Today Ms. Delrahim describes herself as “totally better” after moving to New York for 6 months to work with a health professional utilizing Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA). Ms. Keller’s Lyme battle is ongoing, but she is now on the trail blazed by her friend and Body Lyme Spirit partner: she is treating with the “same angel of a woman who led Shannon to symptom freedom." If you would like to learn more about the parallel physical, emotional and spiritual journeys that resulted in the creation of the Body…
Oct 14, 2020
Episode 113: It’s All in Your Head - an interview with Rachel Roller
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Rachel Roller. Ms. Roller is a 32-year-old entrepreneur and business optimization and connection strategist from Denver, Colorado. For her entire life, Ms. Roller has dealt with various symptoms of Lyme, including lung and joint issues. She wasn’t diagnosed until she was 30 years old. Ms. Roller focuses her treatment around detoxing, diet, and healing other underlying issues in her body so that she can make her immune system stronger. If you would like to learn more about Ms. Roller’s journey with Lyme, then tune in now!
1 hr 12 min
Oct 10, 2020
Episode 112: Lax Out Lyme - an interview with Victoria Kotowski
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Victoria Kotowski. Ms. Kotowski is a 26-year-old lacrosse club director and coach from Long Island, New York. She was an extremely successful athlete and student in high school, with an active social life. That changed when she was 18 years old. Suddenly, Ms. Kotowski had pain in her joints, anxiety, migraines, and developed an eating disorder. She had a very isolating Lyme journey, and doctors misdiagnosed her symptoms as being related to various mental health issues. It took 14 years for her to get a Lyme diagnosis. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Kotowski is using her experience to help and inspire others, then tune in now!
1 hr 13 min
Oct 7, 2020
Episode 111: The Lyme Soldier - an interview with Christina Colandrea
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Christina Colandrea. Ms. Colandrea is a model from Columbia, Maryland. She was only 12 years old when she first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. Despite her symptoms, Ms. Colandrea worked as an orthodontic assistant, and was a self-proclaimed gym rat. Unfortunately, she wasn’t diagnosed with Lyme until she was 31 years old. Ms. Colandrea is a huge fan of detoxing, and is currently treating with a new LLMD. If you would like to learn more about Ms. Colandrea’s Lyme journey, then tune in now!
Oct 3, 2020
Episode 110: The Lyme Philosopher - an interview with Courtney Schutze
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Courtney Schutze. Ms. Schutze is a 29-year-old blogger from Austin, Texas. She was bitten by a tick in August 2014 while on a cross-country bike ride from Texas to Alaska. For years she experienced memory issues, joint pain, and lost the ability to read. After working long hours trying to fight through her symptoms, Ms. Schutze had to leave her job and move back in with her mom. Then, she was finally diagnosed with Lyme. If you’d like to learn more about Ms. Schutze’s healing journey and her recent move to Austin, Texas, then tune in now!
1 hr 8 min
Sep 25, 2020
Episode 109: Bitten - an interview with Kris Newby
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Kris Newby. Ms. Newby is a 60-year-old author, engineer, and tech and science writer from Palo Alto, California. After vacationing with her family at Martha’s Vineyard, Ms. Newby and her husband both began to feel the symptoms of a tick disease. Ms. Newby communicated to her and her husband’s doctors that they had previously been in a tick endemic community, but they were refused Lyme tests. One year and ten doctors later, Ms. Newby tested positive for Lyme after taking two ELISA tests. She found an ILADS Lyme specialist, who treated her Lyme with IV antibiotics. Ms. Newby has dedicated the past 15 years of her life to finding creative ways to end the tick-borne disease epidemic, including researching and writing Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons. If you would like to learn more about all of Ms. Newby’s contributions to the Lyme community, then tune in now!
1 hr 25 min
Sep 19, 2020
Episode 108: Traveling with Lyme - an interview with Jeremy Scott Foster
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Jeremy Scott Foster. Mr. Foster is a 34-year-old entrepreneur from Los Angeles, California. He was just a teenager when he was bitten by a tick in his backyard in New Hampshire. He experienced extreme brain fog and night sweats, and was lucky to be diagnosed almost right away. He took antibiotics, and began traveling around the world soon after. Then, in September 2015, Mr. Foster either relapsed, or was reinfected. Luckily, he recognized the symptoms he was experiencing, like fatigue, as being related to Lyme and fought to be tested again. If you would like to learn more about Mr. Foster’s Lyme journey and how he hopes to inspire others, then tune in now!
1 hr 50 min
Sep 16, 2020
Episode 107: Under Her Skin - an interview with Melanie Hubert
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Melanie Hubert. Ms. Hubert is a 28-year-old personal trainer from Miami, Florida. Ms. Hubert was just 12 years old when she was diagnosed with Lyme disease. She was a troublesome child because of issues that stemmed from Lyme. In 2017, Ms. Hubert suffered from an extreme relapse. She was underweight, had severe skin issues, and couldn’t shower or dress herself. She had to move back home. Ms. Hubert then started seeing a holistic medicine doctor and began her Lyme treatment journey. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Hubert stays so positive despite having had Lyme for more than half of her life, then tune in now!
1 hr 14 min
Sep 5, 2020
Episode 106: Diagnostic Dog's Breakfast - an interview with Olivia Nicholas
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Olivia Nicholas. Ms. Nicholas is a 25-year-old mom and real estate administrator from Perth, Australia. She started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease when she was in high school. She had digestive issues, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Ms. Nicholas would not be diagnosed with Lyme until she saw close to 50 doctors. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Nicholas is helping others so they don’t ever have to feel as lost as she was on her journey, then tune in now!
1 hr 3 min
Aug 28, 2020
Episode 105: Bee Nice - an interview with Joyce Braun
Joyce Braun is a 43-year-old woman from Ontario, Canada. She was bitten by a tick during a camping trip to a Lyme endemic area in 2015. After the camping trip, she developed severe neck pain. She visited a hospital emergency room and was dismissed by the doctor and accused of seeking drugs. The doctor recommended that she visit a chiropractor for her neck pain. Thereafter her symptoms progressed, and she began to suffer fatigue and chemical sensitivities. In 2018, a series of stressful life events overwhelmed her immune system and she lost the ability to get out of bed. After visiting 5 doctors over 6 years, she was diagnosed with Lyme disease through an IGeneX blood test. The IgeneX test also showed that she tested positive for a German strain of Lyme disease. The results were surprising because Joyce never traveled to Germany. Today, Joyce is treating with Bee Venom Therapy (BVT) and has seen early positive results. If you would like to know more about Joyce Braun managed her Lyme di…
1 hr 9 min
Aug 21, 2020
Episode 104: Captain Courageous - an interview with Julia Feygelman
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Julia Feygelman. Ms. Feygelman is a 25-year-old community health scientist from Corte Madera, California. She first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease at just 15-years-old. She went on a volunteer trip to remove weeds, and a week later, she was hospitalized with a persistent high fever, rash, and swollen lymph nodes. She googled her own symptoms and knew she had Lyme disease, but since her test came back negative, it was never revisited. Ms. Feygelman fought through her symptoms to earn a B.S. and Master’s Degree from UCLA. It would take almost 10 years for her to be properly diagnosed with Lyme. If you would like to learn more about this brilliant Lyme Warrior who is in the midst of her healing journey, then tune in now!
1 hr 8 min
Aug 14, 2020
Episode 103: Left Behind - an Interview with Abby Lottridge
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Abby Lottridge. Ms. Lottridge is a 19-year-old college student from East Lyme, Connecticut. She was only in elementary school when she first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. She was tired all the time, and had flu-like symptoms. Ms. Lottridge was diagnosed with Lyme four separate times. She had to quit sports and couldn’t socialize with friends. Thanks to an amazing guidance counselor and high school teachers, Ms. Lottridge was able to graduate from high school on time. She was set to attend UConn on a rowing scholarship, but had to withdraw because the physical demands were too much on her body. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Lottridge plans to help others throughout the course of her career, and how she is already making an impact in the Lyme community, then tune in now!
1 hr 23 min
Aug 7, 2020
Episode 102: Slyme - an interview with Jenna Luché-Thayer
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Jenna Luché-Thayer. Ms. Luché-Thayer is the 59-year-old founder and director of the Ad Hoc Committee for Health Equity in ICD11 Borreliosis Codes, and she’s from Florida. She first experienced the symptoms of a tick disease in 1976, when she was just 16 years old. She had a fever, extreme fatigue, joint pain, and Bell’s palsy. Her illness came and went, but it took over 35 years for Ms. Luché-Thayer to receive a Lyme diagnosis. This expert brilliantly details what it is like to be a woman on the Lyme journey. If you would like to learn more about the amazing work that Ms. Luché-Thayer has done to give back to the Lyme community since her diagnosis, then tune in now!
1 hr 45 min
Aug 1, 2020
Episode 101: The Young Gun - an interview with Alex Moresco
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Alex Moresco. Alex Moresco is a 27-year-old Lyme advocate from Chicago. She hosts a podcast, handles media for one of her favorite LLMDs, helps develop TV shows, fights for policy change, and has raised over $350,000 for the Global Lyme Alliance. Ms. Moresco first discusses her work in PR, the first symptoms of a tick disease, and her familial support. Next, Ms. Moresco discusses her diagnostic journey, treatment journey, and immunodeficiency. Lastly, Ms. Moresco discusses her career change. She became extremely driven to help other Lymies, and shares how she is using her background in PR to advocate for change. If you would like to learn more about the final stages of Ms. Moresco’s development into a Lyme superhero, then tune in now!
1 hr 21 min
Jul 26, 2020
Episode 100: The Touchstone - an interview with Dr. Bill Rawls (Part B)
Tick Boot Camp’s special 100th episode guest is Dr. Bill Rawls, bestselling author of Unlocking Lyme. Dr. Rawls was a 45-year-old OBGYN when he first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. His Lyme journey has led him to helping MANY others with his herbal protocol. Today, he talks about a new definition for Lyme disease, immune disruption, and new treatment protocols! If you would like to learn more about Lyme and gain helpful insight from one of the most intelligent experts, then tune in now!
1 hr 14 min
Jul 25, 2020
Episode 100: The Touchstone - an interview with Dr. Bill Rawls (Part A)
Tick Boot Camp’s special 100th episode guest is Dr. Bill Rawls, bestselling author of Unlocking Lyme. Dr. Rawls was a 45-year-old OBGYN when he first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. His Lyme journey has led him to helping MANY others with his herbal protocol. Today, he talks about a new definition for Lyme disease, immune disruption, and new treatment protocols! If you would like to learn more about Lyme and gain helpful insight from one of the most intelligent experts, then tune in now!
1 hr 27 min
Jul 4, 2020
Episode 99: Dancing in the Narrows – an interview with Dana and Anna Penenberg
Tick Boot Camp’s guests today are Dana and Anna Penenberg. We’re excited to feature them this week, because Anna’s book, Dancing in the Narrows: A Mother-Daughter Odyssey Through Chronic Illness, comes out Tuesday, July 7th. Dana was a 16-year-old sophomore in high school when she first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. At the same time, Anna was a single mother of two, working as a therapist. Suddenly, Dana started to experience flu-like symptoms, including a fever, body aches, and brain fog. Anna didn’t know why her healthy, successful daughter couldn’t get out of bed. Ten doctors and a year later, Dana was finally diagnosed with Lyme. If you would like to learn more about Dana and Anna’s journey with Lyme and gain some more insight into their book, then tune in now!
1 hr 53 min
Jun 26, 2020
Episode 98: She's Been There - an interview with Dr. Casey Kelley
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Dr. Casey Kelley. Dr. Kelley is an integrative doctor and the founder of Case Integrative Health. She’s from Chicago, Illinois. While in college, Dr. Kelley started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. By the time she was in medical school, she had a high heart rate, extreme fatigue, and brain fog. After watching Dr. Richard Horowitz speak at an integrative medical conference, she decided to get tested for Lyme. It came back positive. If you would like to learn more about how Dr. Kelley shifted her practice to focus almost exclusively on helping other Lyme Warrors, then tune in now!
1 hr 16 min
Jun 19, 2020
Episode 97: The Team Builder - an interview with Athena Brownson
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Athena Brownson. Ms. Brownson is a 29-year-old realtor from Denver, Colorado. Ms. Brownson was a successful freestyle skier when she first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. After finishing college, she developed severe anxiety, depression, GI, and thyroid issues. Luckily, her boyfriend is a doctor, and he knew there was an underlying cause to her health problems. He convinced her to get tested for Lyme, and it came back positive. Ms. Brownson has since treated her Lyme with Disulfiram, and is currently tackling parasites in her gut. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Brownson is inspiring other Lymies to give themselves grace and love their bodies, then tune in now!
1 hr 8 min
Jun 12, 2020
Episode 96: Remission is not a Cure - an interview with Amber Nadine
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Amber Nadine. Ms. Nadine is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter from Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. Ms. Nadine was a 16-year-old high school student when she first started experiencing the symptoms of a tick disease. She had a tick bite on her rib cage, and had a fever, rash, and severe pain not long after. The on-call doctor at her primary care physicians’ office knew immediately that she had Lyme, and Ms. Nadine went to the emergency room to be tested. She had to be taken in a wheelchair. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Nadine’s homeopathic doctor helped her to heal, and how she is now inspiring other Lyme Warriors, then tune in now!
1 hr 10 min
Jun 5, 2020
Episode 95: Swimming Upstream - an interview with Sophie Ward
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Sophie Ward. Ms. Ward is a 25-year-old podcaster, blogger, and travel agency owner from North West, England. Ms. Ward was an elite swimmer training for the London 2012 Olympics when she first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. She had extreme weight loss, gut issues, burning at the soles of her feet, and a low core body temperature. Doctors told her she was anorexic and depressed. After five years, Ms. Ward finally tested positive for Lyme disease. She has focused her healing around gut health. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Ward uses her many talents to inspire other Lymies to take on whatever challenges come their way, then tune in now!
1 hr 20 min
May 8, 2020
Episode 94: Lyme Stole My Love for the Game - an interview with Madison Lewis
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Madison Lewis. Ms. Lewis is a 22-year-old entrepreneur and social media influencer from Los Angeles, California. Ms. Lewis was a 16-year-old high school student when she first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. She was on multiple sports teams, got good grades, and had a busy social life. When Ms. Lewis failed the running test for her field hockey team, she immediately knew something was wrong. She had two tests for Lyme; one was positive, and the other was negative. Her doctor dismissed the results and Ms. Lewis had a subsequent slew of misdiagnoses. After three years, she tested positive for Lyme again and was treated with antibiotics. If you would like to learn more about how Lyme inspired Ms. Lewis to use her creativity to open her own business, then tune in now!
1 hr 13 min
May 1, 2020
Episode 93: A Black Woman in the Land of Misdiagnosis - an interview with Rhisa Marie Parera
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Rhisa Marie Parera. Ms. Parera is a 30-year-old multimedia journalist and yogi from Union City, New Jersey. After a senior trip in high school to Upstate, New York, Ms. Parera had extreme abdominal pain. She also started to experience migraines and dizzy spells. She first saw her primary care physician, but received no concrete answers. After seeing over 30 doctors, she was given medicine for depression. Her concerns and symptoms were routinely dismissed by most doctors because she was a woman. She lost her job, her friends, and could barely function. Ten years after her initial symptoms, Ms. Parera finally had an appointment with a female doctor who tested her for Lyme disease. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Parera is giving back to the community of Lymies who have helped her, then tune in now!
1 hr 3 min
Apr 24, 2020
Episode 92: If I Knew Then - an interview with Corene Summers
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Corene Summers. Ms. Summers is a 34-year-old meditation and mindfulness expert, wellness coach, Reiki Master, and yoga instructor from Chicago, Illinois. She went hiking in Shenandoah in 2010, and noticed a tick on her stomach a few days later. Soon after, she developed flu-like symptoms and a bullseye rash. She tested positive for Lyme at an urgent care, and doctors put her on Doxycycline. She was allergic to the antibiotic, and was not given a new one. Soon, she had an ovarian cyst rupture, anxiety and depression, digestive issues, and brain fog. After 8 years and 40 doctors, Ms. Summers finally tested positive for Lyme again, and found that it had been the root cause of her symptoms. If you would like to learn more about how Lyme transformed Ms. Summers into a stronger version of herself, and how she’s using that to help other Lymies, then tune in now!
Apr 17, 2020
Episode 91: The Artist, the Yogi and the Lymie - an interview with Stela Sulzdorf
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Stela Sulzdorf. Ms. Sulzdorf is a 30-year-old yogi from the United Kingdom. She initially started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease when she was just 20 years old, and they forced her to drop out of the University of the Arts London. Her health declined even further in 2016, when she started to have flu-like symptoms and throat infections. She also developed chest pain, knee issues, and started to have seizures. When she finally received a positive Lyme test in February of 2019, she was prescribed Doxycycline. Ms. Sulzdorf had terrible Herxheimer reactions that increased her seizures. If you would like to join Ms. Sulzdorf at the beginning of her Lyme treatment journey, tune in now!
1 hr 21 min
Apr 10, 2020
Episode 90: The Good Wife - an interview with Jennifer Gladysz
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Jennifer Gladysz. Ms. Gladysz is a 46-year-old health coach and Lyme co-pilot from Joshua Tree, California. She and her husband, Keith Gladysz, lived in Upstate New York when Mr. Gladysz started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. After a horse-riding accident, he had neck pain that spread throughout his body. He could no longer make music or spend time with his children. The couple went to Dr. Daniel Cameron, who treated Mr. Gladysz with long-term antibiotics. If you would like to learn more about how this husband and wife duo tackled Lyme with the Carnivore Diet, then tune in now! Learn more about Jennifer at Lyme.Solutions
1 hr 19 min
Apr 3, 2020
Episode 89: I Remember Not Remembering - an interview with Vanessa Laporte
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Vanessa Laporte. Ms. Laporte is a 30-year-old customer service and accounts manager from Vancouver, Canada. She was bitten by a tick in 2011 and developed a bullseye rash, but doctors didn’t know what caused it. Ms. Laporte started to develop the symptoms of a tick disease. In 2015, after having a breast augmentation, her symptoms spiraled out of control. She lost feeling in her hands and feet. Two years later, she was in a wheelchair. Ms. Laporte saw over 30 doctors before she received a Lyme diagnosis. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Laporte hopes to inspire others to find strength through their Lyme journeys, then tune in now!
Mar 27, 2020
Episode 88: Summer Succulence
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Summer Succulence. Ms. Succulence is a 24-year-old social media influencer from Orange County, California. Ms. Succulence was a 15-year-old high school student when she started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. She went from earning straight A’s to not being able to comprehend the words in a textbook. She had to drop out during her sophomore year of high school. Ms. Succulence was also forced to give up two of her passions, art and makeup. She saw more than 50 doctors before receiving her Lyme diagnosis. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Succulence is using her experience with Lyme to help others who are on their healing journeys, then tune in now!
Mar 14, 2020
Episode 87: The Biohacking Bombshell - an interview with Allyssa LaScala
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Allyssa LaScala. Ms. LaScala is a 29-year-old integrative health practitioner from Reading, Pennsylvania. In 2011, during her sophomore year of college, she started to experience extreme fatigue. She scheduled an appointment with her primary care physician, who ran a multitude of tests, including a Western Blot. Ms. LaScala tested positive for Lyme. She took Doxycycline for 3 weeks, but still felt the symptoms of a tick disease. After 6 months, she asked to be retested, and still came back positive for Lyme. While developing new symptoms like depression and brain fog, Ms. LaScala got advice from other Lymies. She decided to see a Lyme literate doctor. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. LaScala’s Lyme experience changed the course of her life and led her to start the Biohacking Bombshell, then tune in now!
Mar 6, 2020
Episode 86: The Blue Bird - an interview with Jody Hudson
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Jody Hudson from the Alex Hudson Lyme Foundation. Ms. Hudson joins the podcast today on behalf of her daughter, Alex. Ms. Hudson is from Fresno, California. Her daughter grew up a typical, healthy girl who loved to play sports. When Alex was in 5th grade, she started to experience joint pain. Doctors found nothing and dismissed Alex as a medical mystery for 10 years. She was correctly diagnosed with Lyme in May 2017, but it was too late. Lyme triggered Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) in Alex, and the two diseases destroyed her body. She was never able to gain control of her illness and passed away in March of 2018. As Alex was always service oriented, once she was diagnosed with Lyme, she wanted to help others. If you would like to learn about how Ms. Hudson is carrying on her daughter’s legacy through the Alex Hudson Lyme Foundation, then tune in now!
Feb 28, 2020
Episode 85: Out of the Closet - an interview with Sarah Hott
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Sarah Hott. Ms. Hott is a 29-year-old social media influencer, blogger, and digital marketing manager from northern Virginia. In the fall of 2016, she grew increasingly sick with an extremely high fever and body aches. The ER kept sending her away. She finally went to a walk-in clinic, where it was determined that her liver was swollen, and her gallbladder was on the brink of failure. Ms. Hott was not diagnosed with Lyme until she went to the Jemsek Clinic in 2018. By then she was cognitively impaired. She was treated with antibiotics through an IV port and has seen a lot of progress. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Hott is using her new identity to inspire others through her social platform, then tune in now!
Feb 25, 2020
Episode 84: The 2200 Mile Diagnosis - an interview with Julieann Hartley
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Julieann Hartley. Ms. Hartley is a music therapist from New Hampshire. She had an extremely high fever in 2012 that was accompanied by a rash. Her father recognized her rash as the same one that he had when he was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. Ms. Hartley’s doctor, the same one that treated her father for Lyme, told her that she just had a virus. But after that incident, her health deteriorated. She had extreme fatigue, joint pain, insomnia, and her bowels were paralyzed. Her naturopath begged her to submit to a Lyme test. Once she agreed, it came back positive. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Hartley managed to graduate as the valedictorian of her college class and maintain a relationship with her future husband while battling Lyme, then tune in now!
1 hr 17 min
Feb 21, 2020
Episode 83: The Gold Medalist - an interview with Arianne Jones
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Arianne Jones. Ms. Jones is an Olympic athlete and holistic nutritionist from Canada. As part of her luge career, she has competed not only at the Sochi Olympics, but also in 10 Canadian championships and 52 world cups. She trained for up to 8 hours a day, went to the gym afterwards, and took college classes in the evenings. But in May of 2016, she started to exhibit the symptoms of a tick disease. She had dizzy spells, pain in her bones, a fast heart rate, and sensitivity to light and noise. She had a blood test sent off to Armin Labs in Germany, and it came back positive for Lyme and multiple co-infections. If you would like to hear more about how this Olympian’s life changing Lyme journey inspired her to launch her own brand, then tune in now!
1 hr 1 min
Feb 18, 2020
Episode 82: Know Better to Do Better - an interview with Mary Juhl
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Mary Juhl. Growing up, Ms. Juhl constantly felt sick. She had strange symptoms like numbness in her head, stomach pain, bladder issues, and depression. Her father was a doctor and ran all sorts of tests on her, but they were inconclusive. Recently, she asked her family practitioner to run a Lyme test. It came back positive for chronic and acute Lyme. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Juhl is using yoga to aid her on her healing journey and to help others, then tune in now!
Feb 14, 2020
Episode 81: The Queen Bee - an interview with Laura MacLeod
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Laura MacLeod from the Heal Hive. Growing up, Ms. MacLeod always felt sick. She was constantly fatigued and missed a lot of days at school. After graduating from Wake Forest University, Ms. McLeod started working long hours in advertising, which is when her health started to rapidly deteriorate. She was having seizures, passing out, and couldn’t eat. After she tested positive for Lyme, Ms. McLeod was treated with antibiotics, which made her feel worse. Doctors concluded that she didn’t actually have Lyme, and her parents agreed. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. McLeod is currently using Bee Venom Therapy to treat her Chronic Lyme Disease, then tune in now!
1 hr 23 min
Feb 8, 2020
Episode 80: A Lymie from Paree - an interview with Daisy White
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Daisy White. Growing up, Ms. White traveled all over the world, visiting places like Italy and Spain. She spent time in tick endemic communities on Long Island and in Massachusetts. She also experienced weird health problems throughout her childhood. All of that worsened when Ms. White took a trip to Africa in college. She got terribly sick with dysentery, and by her senior year, thought that she was going to die. Ms. White was struggling to hold down food and had terrible pain all over her body. In her mid-40s, due to dental struggles, she was referred to a doctor who finally diagnosed her with Lyme disease. If you would like to learn more about how Daisy White is using her tick disease journey to be an advocate for others, then tune in now!
Jan 30, 2020
Episode 79: 3 for 3 - an interview with Kirstin Long
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Kirstin Long. Throughout her childhood, Ms. Long, her sister, and one of their friends would play outside in the woods every day. None of them ever found a tick biting them, but all 3 of them have Lyme Disease. In the summer of 2012, Ms. Long developed severe pain in her legs. After two long years of suffering, Ms. Long’s sister made a prayer request for Ms. Long at their church. A parishioner stood up and asked if they had looked into Lyme Disease. Ms. Long and her sister both tested positive for Lyme. If you would like to learn more about how Kirstin Long is using her tick disease journey to help others with nutrition and fitness, then tune in now!
Jan 24, 2020
Episode 78: You Were Right - an interview with Lindsey Lozoskie
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Lindsey Lozoskie. She is a 21-year-old college student from Virginia. Ms. Lozoskie first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease during the summer of 2015, right before her senior year of high school. Suddenly, she didn’t feel like she was in her own body and developed thyroid problems and POTS. As a result of her health issues, Ms. Lozoskie began to feel isolated from her peers. Once she finally got her Lyme diagnosis, she was validated. She started a treatment regimen that consisted of antibiotics, organic foods, and herbs. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Lozoskie is using her tick disease experience to change the world, then tune in now!
Jan 18, 2020
Episode 77: The Authentic Self - an interview with Karen Maloney
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Karen Maloney. She was 18 when she started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. After a seemingly quick diagnosis and treatment with 30 days of Doxycycline, Ms. Maloney thought she would never have to think about Lyme again. Unfortunately, she was exposed to mold and her symptoms returned. By 2018, she was at her worst. Currently, Ms. Maloney is combatting her Chronic Lyme with biomagnetism. If you would like to learn more about Karen Maloney’s journey toward becoming her authentic self and how she helped develop an app that creates a community for people with chronic illnesses, then tune in now!
Jan 11, 2020
Episode 76: Tick Wise - an interview with April Nill-Boitano
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is April Nill-Boitano. She is the president of Tick Wise Education, a nonprofit that educates children and adults on tick bite prevention. Ms. Nill-Boitano has been bitten by ticks three times, and experienced sinus symptoms, rashes, and hives that only worsened as she got older. She received many misdiagnoses and wasn’t taken seriously by the medical community. After finally receiving a Lyme diagnosis, she decided that she needed to help others. If you would like to learn more about April Nill-Boitano’s tick disease journey and how she came to develop her Tick Wise curriculum, then tune in now!
1 hr 25 min
Jan 4, 2020
Episode 75: From Crime Fighter to Lyme Fighter - an interview with Emma Mellblom
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Emma Mellblom. She is a 31-year-old woman from Sweden. Ms. Mellblom was training to become a police officer when she was adversely affected by the symptoms of a tick disease in 2012. She experienced nausea, flu-like symptoms, and joint aches. She was finally diagnosed with Lyme five years later. If you would like to learn more about how Emma Mellblom is using her tick disease journey to remind others to remain positive and take time to heal, then tune in now!
Dec 28, 2019
Episode 74: You Do Not Look Sick - an interview with Signe Jensen
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Signe Jensen. She is a 29-year-old fitness and health influencer from Denmark. In 2011, Ms. Jensen fell off of her bike and was severely concussed. Then, in 2013, she was bitten by a tick and developed a bullseye rash. She was given 10 days of antibiotics. Soon, she had flu-like symptoms, hair loss, and menstrual irregularities. Ms. Jensen finally received a positive Lyme test five years later. If you would like to learn more about how Signe Jensen is using her Lyme Disease journey to help others know that they’re not alone, then tune in now!
Dec 21, 2019
Episode 73: No One Believed Me - an interview with Anna Strezelczyk
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Anna Strezelczyk. Anna Strezelczyk is a 29-year-old IT professional from Poland. At the age of 7, she was bitten by a tick. Afterward, she started to experience health problems, and was always sick growing up. As she got older, she started to have trouble walking, breathing, and speaking. She also had numerous hospital stays before being diagnosed with Lyme at the age of 26. If you would like to learn more about how Anna Strezelczyk is using her Lyme disease journey to facilitate an open conversation about Lyme, then tune in now!
Dec 14, 2019
Episode 72: Lyme Changed Every Aspect of My Life - an interview with Ashley Belanger
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Ashley Belanger. Ashley Belanger is a young woman from Minnesota. In her early 20s, she began to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. She had migraines that would last for months, hair loss, extreme fatigue, and night sweats. At its worst, she would walk into a room and forget why she was there. After 10 years and no diagnosis, Ashley Belanger decided to give her cousin’s Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD) a try. There, she tested positive for Lyme via a muscle test and started the LymeStop treatment plan. If you would like to learn more about Ashley Belanger’s tick disease journey and how she wants to give others hope and guidance, then tune in now!
Dec 7, 2019
Episode 71: A Motor Cross Champion’s Hidden Internal Injury - an Interview with Ivan Ramirez
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Ivan Ramirez. Ivan Ramirez is a 26- year-old professional dirt bike racer from Mexico. In 2015, he was on top of the racing world, he had won the Hare & Hound National Championship, and had many sponsors including Oakley, Red Bull and KTM. Then, he had a crash while practicing, and felt weak and dizzy when he attempted to return to training. He visited countless doctors, eventually receiving a Lyme Disease diagnosis when he went to a clinic in the US that tested for bacteria and viruses. If you would like to learn more about how Ivan Ramirez is documenting his Lyme Disease journey and hopes of getting his racing career back on track, then tune in now!
Nov 30, 2019
Episode 70: Bitten a Thousand Times – an interview with Nolan Fernandez
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Nolan Fernandez. Nolan Fernandez is a microbiologist from Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He dedicated his educational career to researching ticks and has been bitten by ticks over 1000 times. As a result, he has many tips on avoiding ticks and protecting yourself from tick diseases. He also discusses genetically modified mice, Deet, permethrin and utilizing ticks as bio-weapons. If you would like to learn more about how Nolan Fernandez is using his knowledge of ticks to help others avoid ticks, Lyme and tick diseases, then tune in now!
Nov 23, 2019
Episode 69: There’s a Whole World of People Out There That Need Help - an interview with Emma Franklin
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Emma Franklin. Emma Franklin is a young woman from England who first started experiencing the symptoms of a tick disease when she was just 11 years old. As her symptoms progressed, she lost close friends, family members, and romantic partners. By the age of 20, she was completely bedridden and in a semi-conscious state where she couldn’t move her arms or legs. She couldn’t even have clothing or bed sheets touch her skin without experiencing severe discomfort. She finally visited a private clinic where she tested positive for Lyme. If you would like to learn more about Emma Franklin’s healing journey and how she is helping other Lyme Warriors to feel less alone, then tune in now!
1 hr 1 min
Nov 22, 2019
Episode 68: We Are On Our Own - an interview with Shona Curley
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Shona Curley. Shona Curley is a 45-year-old woman from San Francisco. In 2014, she was bitten by a tick, but told by her doctors not to worry unless she developed a fever or rash. One year later, she began to experience constant flu-like symptoms, spent weeks in bed, and was forced to miss out on her young children’s lives. She eventually made an appointment with a Lyme specialist, and her healing journey began. She now balances her health with working part-time and being an active mother. If you’d like to learn more about Shona Curley’s tick disease journey and how she hopes to help Lymies through her guided meditations, then tune now!
Nov 16, 2019
Episode 67: They Were Sick of Me Being Sick - an interview with Rayanne Dooley
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Rayanne Dooley. Rayanne Dooley is a 21-year-old woman from Ireland. In September 2018, she started experiencing flu-like symptoms which her doctors dismissed as anxiety. Her family also dismissed the severity of her illness and she struggled to stay in school. A woman from a Facebook group mentioned to Rayanne Dooley that she should get tested for Lyme Disease, and that’s when she finally received a proper diagnosis. With the support of her partner, Rayanne Dooley has embarked on a mission to heal. If you’d like to learn more about Rayanne Dooley’s tick disease journey and how she hopes to help Lymies with frayed family ties, then tune in now!
Nov 13, 2019
Episode 66: Riding Out Lyme - an interview with Brandi Dean
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Brandi Dean. Brandi Dean is the founder and president of Ride Out Lyme, and founder and advisory board member of the Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness. After finishing a four-year tour in the Coast Guard, she began to feel the symptoms of a tick disease. At its worst, Brandi Dean would have to take her son to school in a taxi, because she was incapable of driving. She was bitten for a second time in 2016 and her symptoms returned with a vengeance. If you’d like to learn more about Brandi Dean’s tick disease journey and how she and her husband are helping others with tick borne illnesses, then tune in now!
Nov 9, 2019
Episode 65: I Did Everything You’re Supposed to Do, and I Still Got Sick - an interview with Sara Brunner
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Sara Brunner. Sara Brunner is a clinical dietician from Ontario, Canada. In 2014, she was bitten by a tick and started experiencing flu-like symptoms. She was still suffering two years later and had an unsuccessful trip to the Mayo Clinic. The night of the trip, her husband conducted his own research pertaining to his wife’s illness, and Lyme Disease repeatedly came up. The next day, Sara Brunner ordered an IGenex test and her healing journey began. If you’d like to learn more about Sara Brunner’s tick disease journey and how she hopes to someday create a program that helps other Lyme Warriors, then tune in now!
1 hr 30 min
Nov 3, 2019
Episode 64: The Naturopathic Mama - an interview with Dr. Nicola Ducharme
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Dr. Nicola Ducharme. Dr. Ducharme is a Naturopathic Doctor trained in Australia and the US. She is also the author of several books on Lyme Disease and has developed online Lyme Disease training programs. Early in her career, Dr. Ducharme recognized that many of her patients with Autism had sick mothers. She theorized that the mothers may have Lyme Disease and could have passed it on to their children in utero. If you would like to learn more about her research, her educational programs, her books, and her international travels to share Lyme education with patients, then tune in now!
Oct 29, 2019
Episode 63: The Resurrection of a Health Coach - an interview with Stefanie Smit
Tick Boot Camp’s guests today is Stefanie Smit. Stefanie Smit is a 38-year-old woman from Atlanta, Georgia. In 2016, her Lyme Disease symptoms began to interfere with her everyday life and her ability to be present as a mother and a wife. Her diagnostic and healing journey began after she was failed by 17 medical doctors. As a result of the transformation caused by her Lyme Disease experience, she is now enrolled in an educational program to become a certified health and wellness coach. If you would like to learn more about how Stefanie Smit’s Lyme Disease journey prepared her to help others manage and overcome chronic illnesses, then tune in now.
Oct 23, 2019
Episode 62: Lyme Taught Me to Validate Every Patient - an interview with Dr. Lindsay Vose
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Dr. Lindsay Vose. Lindsay Vose is a 24-year-old woman from Enfield, Connecticut. In 2013, during her freshman year at college, her Lyme disease symptoms became so severe she could no longer exercise, and her brain fog made it difficult to study for exams. Her diagnosis and healing journey began after she began to treat with a naturopath. In May, Lindsay earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Her personal Lyme disease experience taught her to listen to and validate her patients. If you would like to learn more about how a Doctor of Physical Therapy used her Lyme disease journey as a tool for professional development, then tune in now!
Oct 20, 2019
Episode 61: Kindness Personified - an interview with Brooke Stoddard
Tick Boot Camp’s guests today is Brooke Stoddard. Brooke is a 39-year-old resident of New York City, New York. In 2010, Brooke's Lyme Disease symptoms became career threatening: brain fog made it difficult to find words to complete sentences and occasionally he would have a conversation with a co-worker and realize that he couldn't remember their name. Over the past 6 years, Brooke has treated with the famous Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD), Dr. Kenneth Liegner, using Disulfiram to regain 95% of his health. Brooke is a co-founder of Generation Lyme, a not-for-profit organization empowering young people facing Lyme disease, one story at a time. Generation Lyme has weekly themed Zoom meetups for those with Lyme disease. If you would like to learn more about how Brooke overcame Lyme disease and is now giving back to the community, then tune in now!
Oct 16, 2019
Episode 60: Has Horowitz Cured Lyme Disease? - an interview with Dr. Richard I. Horowitz, MD and Savi Glowe
Tick Boot Camp’s guests today are Richard I Horowitz, MD and Savi Glowe. Dr. Horowitz is a Board Certified Internist in private practice in Hyde Park, New York. He is the medical director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center and the author of two best selling Lyme Disease books: “Why Can’t I Get Better?” and “How Can I Get Better?” Savi Glowe is the Director of Operations at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai and the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare. She is also the organizing chair of the LymeMind conference. At the LymeMind conference, Dr. Horowitz will present a clinical cure for chronic Lyme Disease. If you would like to learn more how Dr Richard I Horowitz, MD has developed a treatment regimen that is a clinical cure to chronic Lyme Disease, then tune in now!
Oct 12, 2019
Episode 59: The Unstoppable Force - an interview with Cassidy Colbert
Tick Boot Camp’s guests today is the dynamic Cassidy Colbert. Despite suffering from Chronic Lyme Disease for over one-third of her young life, Ms. Colbert is very accomplished. She is a student, officer in a leading Lyme Disease education foundation, a Lyme educator, lecturer, blogger and teen Lyme Disease support group administrator. In the summers of 2018 and 2019, Ms. Colbert traveled the United States with noted Lyme Disease education expert Dr. Nancy Fox to provide Lyme Disease education to over 5,500 children in 25 cities. If you would like to learn more about how a 21 year-old has battled Chronic Lyme Disease and become “The Unstoppable Force” in the Lyme education and awareness community, then tune in now!
1 hr 20 min
Oct 10, 2019
Episode 58: The Sweetest Devotion - an interview with Lillian and Meredith Park
Tick Boot Camp’s guests today are Lillian and Meredith Park, a mother-daughter duo from the northern suburbs of Chicago. Meredith Park has been sick since her late teens, when she started to feel extreme fatigue, severe headaches, and anxiety. Meredith received various misdiagnoses ranging from bipolar disorder to MS. It wasn’t until her daughter, Lillian, was born that Ms. Park figured out the true cause behind her symptoms. Around the age of two, Lillian started to experience rashes and bite marks all over her body, accompanied by a fever and extreme fatigue. Lillian was diagnosed with Lyme, and Meredith’s doctor theorized that she too had it, and passed it on to Lillian in utero. If you would like to learn more about a mother and daughter’s Lyme Disease journey, then tune in!
Oct 5, 2019
Episode 57: I Did It My Way - an interview with Michaela Sheranko
Tick Boot Camp’s guests today is Michaela Sheranko. Michaela Sheranko is a 25-year-old woman from Massachusetts. She is a creative spirit with an interest in various art forms including music and film. She is also a social media manager and the founder of the Lyme not-for-profit “I love the way you Lyme.” If you would like to learn more about how Michaela Sheranko pursued her Lyme Disease treatment and her music her “own way,” then tune in now!
Oct 3, 2019
Episode 56: I am Not Crazy - an interview with Getine Taylor
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Getine Taylor from Bloomfield, New Jersey. Ms. Taylor lived a normal life until five years ago, when she started to feel sick after running a Super Spartan race. She had extreme fatigue, severe headaches, anxiety attacks, and pain all over her body. Her symptoms progressed even further, and her family started to suffer. She even began passing out in front of her daughter and took regular trips to the emergency room. After countless misdiagnoses, Ms. Taylor’s husband began researching on his own, and believed his wife’s symptoms were consistent with Lyme disease. Soon after, she received a positive Lyme test and started herbal and dietary treatments. If you would like to learn more about Ms. Taylor’s journey and how she’s advocating for those who face tick diseases, then tune in!
Sep 29, 2019
Episode 55: The Long Ride - an interview with professional rodeo athlete Taylor deRegt
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Taylor deRegt. Taylor deRegt is a 28-year-old woman from Carmel Valley, California. After overcoming chronic Lyme Disease that plagued her childhood, she developed dual careers as an event planner and a professional rodeo athlete. Unfortunately, illness caused by a second tick bite forced her to shelve her dual career paths. If you would like to know more about how a professional Cowgirl is cutting short her long ride with Lyme Disease, then tune in now!
Sep 21, 2019
Episode 54: A Tick Bite Stole My Family, Friends and Faith - an interview with Jeanette Blackwood
Tick Boot Camp’s guests today is Jeanette Blackwood. Jeanette Blackwood is a 57-year-old native of Colorado now residing in Southern California. After discovering, removing and disposing of a large tick, she began to suffer flu and increasingly debilitating symptoms including vertigo, memory loss, balance issues and paranoia. After divorcing her husband, leaving her church, losing her ability to remember how to get home from a shopping trip and then contact with the police, she turned to the naturopathic medical community for help. If you would like to learn more about how a woman from Southern California rediscovered her health and faith, then tune in now!
Sep 18, 2019
Episode 53: I Never Got My Fun Twenties - an interview with Amy Rogala
Tick Boot Camp’s guests today is Amy Rogala. Amy Rogala is a 29-year-old woman from Mackinaw City Michigan. She grew up on her family owned campground in the rural northern lower peninsula of Michigan. After graduation from school, she suffered flu symptoms that were followed by headaches, loss of balance, seizures and suicidal ideations. The failures of the traditional medical community forced Amy to visit a holistic doctor where she was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. If you would like to learn more about how an outdoor enthusiast from rural Michigan won a tick disease battle, then tune in now!
Sep 14, 2019
Episode 52: Are Ticks Breaking the Amish? - an interview with Maribeth Lacy
Tick Boot Camp’s guests today is Maribeth Lacy. Maribeth Lacy grew up in the Mennonite community of Guys Mills, Pennsylvania where she estimates that 1 of every 3 people are suffering from a tick disease. After making the decision to leave her Mennonite community and culture to attend college in California, her tick disease related illnesses caused her health to decline and forced her to leave college before graduation. If you would like to learn more about how a former member of the Amish community is fighting a tick disease battle that began during her childhood, then tune in now!
1 hr 3 min
Sep 11, 2019
Episode 51: It Takes a Village - an interview with Dr. Rachel Long
Tick Boot Camp’s guests today is Dr. Rachel Long. Dr. Long is a Naturopathic Doctor, the author of the book “Living in the Lyme Light: The Challenges and Triumphs of Living Life with Chronic Lyme Disease” and a sought-after public speaker. At the age of 16 after a Lyme Disease diagnosis, she had to travel 6 hours per day, 5 days a week for treatment. Because her parents could not maintain their jobs and take off the time that the treatment protocol required, her community came together to drive her to and from each of her doctor’s appointments. If you would like to learn more about how a community came together to help a family win a tick disease battle, then tune in now!
Sep 7, 2019
Episode 50: The Home Wrecker Disease - an interview with Mikayla Vacher
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Mikayla Vacher from North Scituate, Rhode Island. Despite never seeing a tick in her life, Mikayla started to develop weird symptoms around the age of 12. She had migraines, anxiety, panic attacks, and a feeling of “overall doom.” By her junior year of high school, she had to give up playing competitive ice hockey, and couldn’t hang out with friends. Not only was her social life struggling, but her family life began to fall apart as well. Mikayla Vacher visited countless doctors with her mom, but none of them could properly diagnose her, and her dad didn’t believe that she was truly sick. He often told her to suck it up, or claimed that she wanted attention. The sole focus of Mikayla’s mom was making sure that her daughter got better, and her parents ended up separating. She then got her Lyme Disease diagnosis and has received various treatments since then. If you would like to learn more about how this brave young woman learned to trust hers…
Sep 4, 2019
Episode 49: Lyme Made Me Write - an interview with Jenny Buttaccio
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Jennifer Buttaccio from Chicago, Illinois. Before becoming sick, she led an active life that included teaching kickboxing, doing pilates, and making DVDs. Then, after she had surgery to remove an ovarian cyst, Jennifer Buttaccio’s Lyme symptoms started to reveal themselves, and her life was never the same. She had to give up all of her hobbies that required her to be physically active, and could no longer work as an occupational therapist. She was bed bound for almost two years. Despite not even feeling 50% back to her old self, Jennifer Buttaccio started writing, eventually becoming an editor for Dr. Bill Rawls’ website. If you want to know how Jennifer Buttaccio remains so driven despite being at war with Lyme Disease, tune in now!
Aug 30, 2019
Romance Can Survive Lyme - an interview with Natalie Sayre and Will Fleming
Tick Boot Camp’s guests today are Natalie Sayre and Will Fleming. Natalie and Will were recently engaged to be married after an 11-year romance that began when they were 16 years old. The relationship survived many bumps, including Natalie’s chronic Lyme Disease that began to limit almost all social activities starting in the couple's junior year in college. If you would like to learn more about how a young couple continued to grow a romantic relationship in the middle of a Lyme and tick disease battle, then tune in now!
1 hr 7 min
Aug 28, 2019
A Gal with Alpha-Gal - an interview with Leah Spears-Blackmon
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Leah Spears-Blackmon. In late 2017, Leah Spears-Blackmon suffered three progressively serious allergic reactions after attending a wedding in Colorado. The third and most serious allergic reaction occurred while in the middle of a lake in rural Northwest Arkansas. Thanks to the quick action of a local friend and doctor, Ms. Spear-Blackmon’s potentially life-threatening allergy was prevented from progressing to anaphylactic shock. If you would like to learn more about how a woman from Arkansas has changed her diet and her life to protect her health from an allergy caused by a tick bite, then tune in now!
Aug 23, 2019
The Canadian Stalker - an interview with Joanna Petrakis
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Joanna Petrakis from Toronto, Canada. After suffering a tick bite that developed into Lyme Disease with classic symptoms, her illness went without a diagnosis despite treating with 18 of Canada’s top doctors. Joanna Petrakis’ healing journey began with a diagnosis from a team of Toronto’s best doctors lead by the famous Dr. Ho Ping Kong and concluded when she and her friends attended Lyme Disease seminars and symposiums for the purpose of “stalking” the renowned American Lyme Disease expert: Dr. Richard Horowitz. If you would like to learn more about how a Canadian communications professional used grit and determination to win her Lyme Disease battle, then tune in now!
1 hr 13 min
Aug 21, 2019
Before Danica - an interview with professional race car driver Angelica Fuentes Garcia
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is the International racing champion Angelica Fuentes Garcia. After contracting Lyme Disease, the woman credited with breaking through professional racing’s gender barrier was forced to resign from her race team. Her illness became chronic and career threatening because she was misdiagnosed by 22 separate doctors, on two continents, over 3 years. If you would like to learn more about how a woman broke gender barriers in racing and medicine to regain her health and her career, then tune in now!
Aug 16, 2019
The Naturopathic Health Doll - an interview with Dr. Veronica Leslie
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Dr. Veronica Leslie, a United Kingdom (UK) educated Naturopathic Medical practitioner from Cucamonga, California. During her youth, the self described “farm girl” estimates that she was bitten by hundreds of ticks. Not until the age of 33, after a trip to Jackson Hole Wyoming, did she begin to exhibit the symptoms of a tick disease that developed over 7 months to a full borne disability. If you would like to learn more about how the former farm girl treated her vector diseases and regained 100% of her health, then tune in now!
Aug 13, 2019
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - an interview with Lauren Friedwald
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is speech language pathologist and actress Lauren Friedwald. Ms. Friedwald’s acting career includes acting parts in various shows such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, White Collar, Royal Pains and the Michael J. Fox Show. For over 15 years, Lauren Friedwald was ill from Lyme Disease before she was properly tested and diagnosed by her 21st doctor. During her chronic Lyme Disease journey, she became fully disabled and unable to work for over two years. If you would like to learn more about how a speech language pathologist and actress overcame Lyme Disease to regain her life, then tune in now!
Aug 10, 2019
Your Pain Is Your Platform - an interview with Lindsay Tuttle
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is nurse practitioner Lindsay Tuttle. For over 2 years, Lindsay Tuttle was chronically ill from Lyme Disease before she was properly tested and self-diagnosed. During her 2 year diagnostic journey, she was treated by medical colleagues in various sub-specialties including neurology, rheumatology, naturopathy and primary care. Her primary care physician dismissed Lyme Disease from consideration because “people do not get Lyme disease in Florida.” If you would like to learn more about how a nurse practitioner overcame the limits of traditional medicine and then turned her Lyme Disease pain into her platform, then tune in now!
Aug 6, 2019
We have Lyme, Now What? - an interview with Claire Dalton
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Claire Dalton. Claire Dalton is a 22 year old woman from Utah. For most of her life, Claire’s mother was chronically ill from late stage Lyme Disease. It never crossed Claire’s mind that her mother’s illness was something that would impact her as well. Unfortunately, at the age of 17, Claire began to exhibit the symptoms of a tick disease that progressed to a chronic stage and forced her to leave college before the end of her first semester. Claire runs three blogs on her Chronically Beautiful platform in addition to the Chronically Care Project. If you would like to learn more about how a family from Utah worked together to overcome multi-generational Lyme Disease, then tune in now!
Aug 3, 2019
Thank God I’m a Country Boy - an interview with Mitch Webb
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Mitch Webb. Mitch Webb was living the American dream. He was married, working in corporate America earning a substantial income and he was being groomed to take over a successful family business. His dream life quickly turned into a nightmare when he began to exhibit the symptoms of a tick disease. Today, Mr. Webb describes himself as 100% healed from Lyme Disease and he credits his tick disease journey with allowing him to find his passion and his purpose: helping others through health coaching. If you would like to learn more about how the founder of Primal Life Health Coaching (MitchWebb.com and Instagram @Coach_MitchWebb) won his personal tick disease battle, then tune in now!
Jul 31, 2019
Mommy, You’re Doing It - an interview with Courtney LaMastro
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Courtney LaMastro. Mrs. LaMastro is a married mother of two young children from New Jersey. Her life came to a halt after the birth of her 2nd child. While many of her peers were returning to their normal life within days of giving birth, she struggled to leave her bed for almost 3 months. Today Courtney LaMastro describes her health as much better. If you would like to learn more about how a mother of 2 young children is protecting her family from the challenges she faces while fighting her tick disease, then tune in now!
Jul 27, 2019
The Jersey Shore - an interview with Maria Mooney
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Maria Mooney. Maria Mooney is a dynamic 34 year old marketing director from Cleveland Ohio by way of the New Jersey Shore. Her tick disease ended her division one athletic career, forced her to become bedbound and almost ended her life. Maria is fighting back and winning the battle against Lyme disease! If you would like to learn more about how a former division one college athlete and her close knit Italian American family fought through a tick disease battle and located a Lyme Literate Doctor to save and then re-build her life, then tune in now!
Jul 23, 2019
All in the Family - an interview with Canadian guests Christina and Lisa Kassatly
Tick Boot Camp’s guests today are Christina and Lisa Kassatly from Quebec, Canada. Christina is a 17 year old young woman suffering from chronic Lyme Disease. Lisa Kassatly is her mother. Christina and her family are dedicating their entire lives to finding a healing path that will allow Christina to regain her health. Recently, Christina has treated with an experimental nebulized iodine protocol named “Lyme-N” that is showing early positive results. If you would like to learn more about how a Canadian family is dedicating their lives to securing a treatment plan for a young woman suffering from chronic Lyme Disease, then tune in now!
Jul 20, 2019
South of the Border - an interview with Yanin Ruibal
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Yanin Ruibal. Yanin Ruibal is an internationally recognized artist from Mexico City, Mexico. Her art has been featured in Mexico and in several major US cities including Miami, Florida, Austin, Texas, New York City, New York and Denver, Colorado. Ms. Ruibal’s art graphically portrays the symptoms and pain of her chronic illness through powerful images that includes cactus, scorpions and snakes. If you would like to learn more about how an artist from south of the boarder has used her pain and experience with chronic illness to transform her artistic expression, then tune in now!
Jul 15, 2019
The Game Changer (Episode 3): an interview with Doctor Bill Rawls
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Doctor Bill Rawls. In this final episode of a three episode marathon, inspired by the life changing impact that Dr. Rawls had on Scottish guest Donna Grant (episode 31), he discusses autoimmune symptoms caused by the Lyme bacteria, hyperthermia therapy, the potential dangers of steroid therapy, the pot boiling over theory and the opportunistic nature of Lyme Disease. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Rawls’ thoughts on autoimmune symptoms caused by the Lyme bacteria, hyperthermia therapy, steroid therapy, the human immune system and the opportunistic nature of the Lyme bacteria, then tune in now!
Jul 14, 2019
The Game Changer (Episode 2): an interview with Doctor Bill Rawls
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Doctor Bill Rawls. In this second of a three episode marathon, inspired by Scottish guest Donna Grant (episode 31), Dr. Rawls discusses alternative immunotherapies, PEMF technology, the diversity of treatment protocols among Lyme-literate doctors, and the Johns Hopkins University research findings regarding essential oils and combination antibiotic therapies to treat Lyme Disease. If you would like to learn more about when and how to use antibiotics, IV and other alternative therapies, including essential oils for Lyme Disease treatment, then tune in now!
Jul 13, 2019
The Game Changer (Episode 1): an interview with Doctor Bill Rawls
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Doctor Bill Rawls. In this first of a three episode marathon, inspired by Scottish guest Donna Grant (episode 31), Dr. Rawls discusses the difference between acute and chronic Lyme Disease, antibiotics, the human immune system and the use of CBD oil. If you would like to learn more about when and how to use antibiotics, immune system enhancing herbal therapy and CBD oil, then tune in now!
Jul 8, 2019
The Blessed Mama Interrupted - an interview with Jolynn Desch
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Jolynn Desch. Jolynn Desch and 2 of her children have been diagnosed with Lyme Disease. Unfortunately, she had to visit with 15 doctors over the course of 6 months before she was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. Ironically, the first doctor to suspect and test for Lyme Disease was the doctor that delivered her children: her OB/GYN. If you would like to learn more about how a family worked to endure the challenges presented by the tick diseases that attacked the health of a mother and her children, then tune in now!
Jul 3, 2019
The Artistic Brave Heart - an interview with Donna Grant
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Donna Grant, a 32 year old woman from Scotland. She is an artist, writer and University educated therapy dog trainer. Ms Grant is also a Lyme Disease social media activist with 2 instagram accounts: Febstarsblog and Febstarsart. If you would like to learn more about how an artist and writer utilized the Vital Plan herbal therapy created by American Doctor and author Bill Rawls and her attendance at the Infusio clinic in Germany to secure a life saving tick disease healing and treatment plan, then tune in now!
Jun 30, 2019
The Social Networker - an interview with Elizabeth Tikoyan
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is the talented creator of a social network for people suffering from chronic illness and disabilities. Elizabeth Tikoyan has suffered from chronic Lyme Disease from the age of 14. She employed the life lessons she learned from Lyme Disease as inspiration to create the Riley.co social network. If you would like to learn more about how a young entrepreneur overcame long odds to study at 2 of the top universities in the US and then created a social network to connect people that understand disability and chronic illness, then tune in now!
Jun 26, 2019
She’s Got Lyme in the Coconut - an interview with Ryann McIntire
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Ryann McIntire, a 24 year old woman from Cape Cod (aka the Lyme capital of the world), Massachusetts. She is also the creative force behind the Lyme Disease awareness and advocacy Instagram @lyme_inda_coconut. If you would like to learn more about how a Lyme Disease social media activist and her family overcame the incompetence of 21 doctors before securing a tick disease diagnosis, then tune in now!
Jun 22, 2019
The Model Lyme Disease Awareness Advocate - an interview with Jacqueline Sposito
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is the dynamic Lyme Disease awareness advocate Jacqueline Sposito. Jacqueline Sposito is a model, college student and social media influencer from New York City. In 2016, Ms. Sposito began to grow increasing ill. She obtained an early Lyme Disease diagnosis despite the failures of the medical community, because her mother became Lyme symptom literate through following the plight of “House Wife” and activist Yolanda Hadid. If you would like to learn more about how a Lyme Disease activist’s advocacy resulted in an early Lyme diagnosis that may have saved a young woman’s, life then tune in now!
Jun 18, 2019
Model for Recovery - an interview with Melissa Labak
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Melissa Labak, an education marketing professional, Certified Nutritionist, and model from Raleigh, North Carolina. Inspired by her personal battle with Lyme Disease, she began to share her healing journey through blogging and Instagram platforms. In her blog entitled The Path to Healing Chronic Neurological Lyme Disease she shares the 10 steps she took to heal from Lyme disease. If you would like to learn more about how model Melissa Labak is sharing her journey to inspire healing from Lyme disease, then tune in now!
Jun 14, 2019
The Sooner the Better - an interview with Think Lyme founder Randi Goodman
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Randi Goodman, a Marketing Executive and Manager that has developed programs for several of the largest companies in the US. After a personal battle with Lyme Disease, she leveraged her marketing skill set and launched the platform “Think Lyme” to advocate for advancing physician and patient awareness for early Lyme Disease diagnosis. If you would like to learn more about how Randi Goodman is sharing her journey to inspire doctors and patients to pursue early tick disease diagnosis and treatment, then tune in now!
Jun 12, 2019
Follow Your Gut - an interview with Julie Richard
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Julie Richard, a chemical engineer from southern Louisiana. Ms. Richard battled Chronic Lyme Disease for over a decade and discovered that her gut was actually the most reliable indicator when it came to healing from Lyme disease. Her healing journey took focus when she exited from the “doctor hamster wheel” and focused on nutrition and gut health. If you would like to learn more about how this chemical engineer used her gut to heal from Lyme Disease, then tune in now!
Jun 9, 2019
A Beautiful Heart in Bloom - an interview with Taylor Brune
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Taylor Brune, a 28 year old blogger, Instagram curtor, author and aspiring medical student from San Diego, California. Ms Brune’s Lyme Disease journey has transformed her into the “girl with the heart that yearns for other people to be healed” which has inspired her Instagram and her blog. If you would like to learn more about how Taylor Brune is sharing her healing journey to inspire people suffering from chronic illnesses, then tune in now!
Jun 8, 2019
It's Not Just Lyme: the Alpha-gal meat allergy
In this brand new interview, Tick Boot Camp and Sarah Sheneman discuss the life altering impact of the Alpha-gal meat allergy. In August of 2018, Sarah Sheneman was bitten by a Lone Star Tick that caused a severe allergic reaction to contact with mammal products. If you would like to know more about how to protect yourself and your family from the little known and misunderstood Alpha-gal tick bite allergy, download this episode now to get started!
Jun 5, 2019
The Humble Academic Superhero - an interview with Dr. Thomas Mather, Professor of Entomology and Director of the University of Rhode Island Tick Encounter Resource Center
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Dr. Thomas Mather, PhD., Professor of Entomology and founding Director of the University of Rhode Island’s Tick Encounter Resource Center. The Tick Encounter Resource Center is an internationally recognized institution for its’ tick research and outreach programs that include the Tick Smart and Tick Spotter programs. If you want to learn about Dr. Mather’s programs that include a focus on tick ecology, tick control strategies, tick bite protection and tick disease protection, then tune in now!
May 31, 2019
Cookbook for the Afflicted: an interview with Author, Blogger and Health Coach Erika Schlick
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Erika Schlick who will share a chronic Lyme Disease journey that resulted in her regaining 99.9% of her health. Ms. Schlick is an architect, co-founder of a user experience design agency, certified health coach, Blogger, Instagram curator and author of a cookbook. Her work has been featured on network television and radio affiliates from around the country (ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox) and the Netflix original series Afflicted. If you want to learn more about how a Renaissance Woman overcame her chronic Lyme Disease and the actionable steps she recommends to protect and heal your family from tick diseases, then tune in now!
May 30, 2019
Your Mother’s a… Tick Tester: an interview with Professor Morgan Wrobleski, Co-Founder of Ticknetics
Here's what every Parent needs to know about Tick Testing! In this brand new interview, Tick Boot Camp and Tick Testing expert Professor Morgan Wrobleski show you how Ticknetics is utilizing unique scientific protocols that will provide parents and health care providers with an actionable tick testing report within 24 hours. The information will allow parents and health care providers to make more informed treatment decisions.
May 23, 2019
Beauty and the Invisible Beast - an interview with Fashion Blogger Kelly Bibza
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Kelly Bibza, a fashion and wellness influencer from suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. To share her tick disease story, spread awareness and to fill others suffering from chronic illnesses with hope, she started her fashion and wellness blog “Dress Well, Be Well.” If you would like to learn more about how Kelly Bibza is combining fashion and wellness to inspire people suffering from chronic illnesses, including Lyme Disease, then tune in now!
May 21, 2019
Tailor Made Remission Protocol - an interview with Taylor Scott
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Taylor Scott from San Diego, California. In 2017, Ms. Scott began to grow increasingly ill. She began to feel symptoms that graduated to lengthy periods of the flu, fatigue and anxiety. Her symptoms grew to include hair loss, sensitivity to light, ringing in her ears and full body paralysis. Eventually Ms. Scott was diagnosed with tick diseases including Lyme disease. If you would like to learn more about how to use alternative therapies to treat tick diseases, then tune in now!
May 19, 2019
Western Medicine Fails a Nurse’s Family - an Interview with Nurse, Mother and Wife Ashley Marba
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is a nurse, mother and wife from Santa Barbara California, Ashley Marba. Ms. Marba, her husband and two of her children have all been diagnosed with Lyme Disease. Ms. Marba believes her children contracted Lyme Disease in utero. Ms. Marba and her family have shared their tick disease experience on Instagram and Facebook. Ms Marba does not want her family’s experience to be repeated. If you would like to learn more about how to help your family avoid the Marba’s tick disease nightmare, then tune in now!
May 14, 2019
Medical Bill Gurus - an interview with co-founder Daniel Lynch
Here's what every tick disease patient needs to know about medical billing advocacy services! In this brand new interview, Tick Boot Camp and Medical Bill Gurus co-founder Daniel Lynch show you how to make sure your insurance company pays for necessary diagnostic testing and treatment for tick diseases. Download this episode now to get started!
May 12, 2019
A Taxing Experience - an interview with Accountant Esther Buff
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is a west coast tax accountant and CPA candidate suffering from Lyme Disease and Babesia. Ms. Buff’s experience with the pain and darkness of her tick diseases inspired her to share her experiences on various social media platforms; including her beautiful Instagram @LymeWithSalt. Her goal is to reach out to people feeling isolated by their illness to let them know that “the diagnosis that feels like a death sentence” is not so. If you would like to learn more about how to help your family avoid the taxing experiences caused by Lyme Disease and Babesia, then tune in now!
May 9, 2019
Childhood Stolen at Birth - an interview with Zara Toohey
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is a young woman from Australia who believe she contracted Lyme Disease in vitro. Since birth Zara Toohey has managed Lyme Disease symptoms until the chronic disease finally stole her childhood and forced her to give up dancing, spending time with friends and attending school. To show others suffering from chronic diseases they are not alone, Zara Toohey started an Instagram entitled Lyme Life (@Lyme__Life). If you would like to learn more about the inspirational young woman who lives by the mantra “for every fall there is a rise,” then tune in now!
May 8, 2019
Western Medicine Fails One of Its Own: an interview with Dr. Bill Rawls, MD
This is the first segment of Tick Boot Camp’s three-hour interview with Dr. Bill Rawls. Dr. Rawls is a Medical Doctor and author of a ground breaking book entitled Unlocking Lyme. If you would like to learn about how a 4th generation medical doctor and graduate of one of the top medical schools was failed by his own professional community on his Lyme Disease journey, then tune in now! You can contact Dr Rawls at his web site at RawlsMD.com, or his Instagram, Facebook or Twitter accounts at @Rawlsmd.
May 6, 2019
Too Stubborn and Extroverted
Tick Boot Camp’s guest is Lyme Disease Blogger, Instagram Influencer and Student TED Talk presenter Kelsey Hawkins. If you want to follow the story of a young woman who has spent most of her young life as a passenger on a Lyme Disease train that made stops at over 35 separate doctor’s offices and multiple misdiagnosis then tune in now!
May 4, 2019
The Queen of Being An Open Book
Tick Boot Camp’s first European guest is Dutch Eating Disorder Recovery and Invisible Chronic Illness Coach - Danielle van Kalmthout, also called Danie van Kay. If you want to learn about a young woman who has dedicated her life and career to serving people suffering from Lyme Disease, Eating Disorders and Invisible Chronic Illnesses then tune in now! You can contact Danie via email at DanielleVanKay@hotmail.com or via Instagram @DanielleVanKay
Apr 27, 2019
Healing Out Loud: An Interview with Jackie Shea
Jackie Shea is a professional health, life and business coach in Lyme disease remission. She also hosts the "Healing Out Loud" podcast to provide hope, guidance and education to the community. In this interview, Jackie walks through her Lyme disease journey and will show you how to better understand and communicate with a chronically ill loved one.
Apr 27, 2019
Learn about resources available for tick identification and testing.
Apr 23, 2019
A Graphic Curator of the Lyme Experience
Richard Johannesen’s and Matt Sabatello's guest today is graphic artist Lauren Walters, founder of Life in Lyme Light, who will show you how to share your Lyme disease journey story and help other people.
Apr 20, 2019
A Teacher Takes on Lyme: Dr. Nancy Fox, Ed.D
What every Parent needs to know about Lyme Disease! In this brand new interview, Richard Johannesen and Matt Sabatello and Lyme disease education expert Dr. Nancy Fox reveal everything you need to know about educating children on ticks and Lyme Disease. Dr. Fox is the founder of the Lyme Education Awareness Foundation (LEAF). Download this episode now to get started and learn more about Dr. Fox and LEAF!
Apr 6, 2019
I Am a Tick Hacker: Michelle Daytz
Mar 30, 2019
Lyme Disease: A History of Failure
Mar 26, 2019
A photograph sent to the University of Rhode Island Tick Encounter Program can help you identify the potential health risks associated with your tick bite. You can access this free service at TickEncounter.org.
Mar 16, 2019
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Mar 9, 2019
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