Thankful for Lyme Light Radio’s Latitude and Stardom

A year of profound awakening in the domain of tick borne disease, as the topic has finally become news worthy! I am truly blessed to host the weekly talk show program- “Lyme Light Radio with Katina”. What a supreme launch we have had!

I give thanks – to Dr.Pat Bacilli, Lyme Light Radio’s network owner who ‘tapped’ me in the first place to create this dynamic, much needed radio program. Your belief in me has been life altering. True gratitude to the entire team at The Dr. Pat Show – Linda Firing, Jesica Henderson, Kim Hunt for your production, creative design and mentoring. Collaboratively we have created a tremendously valuable educational and inspirational Lyme dialogue, ushering in a wave of transformation. Change can happen!

My pals at WBLQ, our broadcast station – Chris DiPaulo, Krissy Carlson, Loren Matthews – YOU ROCK! Without your technical smarts, coaching and weekly hand-holding Lyme Light Radio would not air. Thank you for working with me and broadcasting us so smoothly. I love our lead in music and promo, “Change is Gonna Come”!

Thank you to the absolutely FABULOUS guests whom have come on air for interviews. I am in awe of the talent, the passion, the experience and honesty my guests have shared with out listeners. Please go look at our archived shows:  click the archive link on and see the line-up of prominent physicians, authors, researchers, and activists I have interviewed. AND, we have more great guests coming in the year ahead! It is marvelous! The flood of guest requests coming in is phenomenal.

To our sponsors; Advanced Cell Training, TBDA and BioResources, I express true gratitude. Without you we could not produce Lyme Light Radio with Katina. Your support is helping educate the world about Lyme disease, tick borne illness and healing. Your vision and faith in me is changing lives.

And, a special dose of warmth and heartfelt love to my trusty assistant Charlotte Miller, who holds all the details of Lyme Light Radio together. Without you lovely Charlotte, loose ends would be a snaggled mess!! Plus, all of you please send a facebook thank you or tweet to my social media assistant, Chloe Rapp, @LymeLightRadio and on facebook. Beautiful, smart, Lyme warrior Chloe keeps us ‘alive’ in the media world. Thank you for your heads up ability to spark attention and bring us in new listeners. You are a gem!

Last and certainly not the least, I thank all you beautiful people who tune in toauthor Katina Makris live or listen to our archived podcasts. (we have a downloadable phone app, see or to obtain it) Dr. Pat and I created this show for you. We want to wake up the world to the confusion surrounding tick borne disease. We aim to educate, inspire and create a space of hope for the millions in need.

I am blessed to have survived the near death calamity of advanced Lyme disease. My commitment to ending suffering propels me to take risk, communicate and offer insights around Lyme disease. Thank you for your time with me each week. Together we are doing something powerful – we are helping mankind.

At this time of Thanksgiving I reflect and feel both guided and graced with Lyme Light Radio. May we all flourish for years to come.

With blessings,
Katina Makris, CCH, CIH

A Time of Thanksgiving on Lyme Light Radio

Lyme Light Radio celebrates two remarkable individuals, bringing invaluable work to the world and Lyme disease community on our pre-Thanksgiving Day broadcast. Join us Wednesday 11/27, 4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT on, or 1230AM WBLQ in Southern New England.

John Donnally, athlete, Lyme disease warrior, educator and missionary, riding across the USA with Tick Borne Disease Alliance on the ‘Bite Back For A Cure’ campaign, is on the finals days of his journey, destination Central Park, NYC on December 1. Join us to learn of his amazing updates as John traverses into the Eastern US.

Exciting news publicly announced last week, is that Inanna House, an integrative medicine residential Lyme disease healing center, has received its 501(c) status. Mara Williams, of Gordon Medical Associates in Sonoma, CA, is the founder of Inanna House. Working avidly for several years to make this critically needed facility a reality. We are delighted to have Mara Williams on-air to discuss all the particulars and philosophy for the Lyme disease center of the future. 

Join us for a special double book give away! First callers receive “Nature’s Dirty Needle” and “Out of the Woods”!

Blessings to all,


Dr. Kerry Clark to be on Lyme Light Radio 11/21

Lyme Light Radio with Katina welcomes Dr. Kerry Clark, who will be with us this Wednesday, 11/21, 4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT. With 20 years of tick research in the south, Dr. Clark shares stunning revelations that Lyme disease is more rampant in the southern United States than the north! Wake up America, ISDA, CDC and everyone! Join us to learn more about his fascinating and important work!

Dr. Kerry Clark

Dr. Kerry Clark is the Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health. Dr. Clark came to the University of North Florida with a Masters in Public Health Epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of South Carolina, where he conducted the first ecologic study of the Lyme disease bacteria in that state. He has been studying Lyme and other tick-borne diseases for the past 20 years. In addition to his research, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in epidemiology and environmental health in the Department of Public Health at UNF.

Dr. Clark is committed to studying the ecology and epidemiology of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases in the southern U.S. He was the first to report finding Lyme disease spirochetes in animals and ticks in South Carolina, and in wild reptiles in South Carolina and Florida. He has documented the presence of Lyme disease bacteria, Babesia, and other tick-borne pathogens in wild animals, ticks, and humans in Florida and other southern states. Recently, he discovered two previously unrecognized Lyme Borrelia species in human patients in Florida, Georgia, and other states across the U.S.

Lyme Light Radio can be listened to live on WBLQ 1230AM in Southern New England or streamed online at and We are also archived on The Dr. Pat Show website and can be found in podcast form for FREE on itunes!

REMINDER! 5th caller will receive an autographed copy of “Out of the Woods,Healing Lyme Disease, Body, Mind & Spirit”. 800 930 2158

November and December Lyme Light Radio Schedule

We are pleased to announce our exciting guest schedule on Lyme Light Radio with Katina for the upcoming months!

November 13John Donnally giving his weekly update on his advocacy bike-a-thon for TBDA and Dr. Daniel Cameron of ILADS talking about international Lyme disease education and the ILADS conference in San Diego.


November 20 – Epidemiologist Dr. Kerry Clark joins us to share 30 years of research and studies into tick borne disease.

November 27 – Our excellent show with Mara Williams, author of Nature’s Dirty Needle will be re-airing, discussing her book and Inanna House, a residential health care center for chronic Lyme disease patients.

December 4 – Dr. David Jernigan will be on air with us discussing how to train our bodies to utilize their innate healing abilities. 

December 11Laura and Gail Piazza, authors of Recipes for Repair: A Lyme Disease Cookbook joins us to discuss their book and the importance of an anti-inflammatory diet.

December 18John Donnally will be on to recap his journey across America with the ‘Bite Back for a Cure’ bike-a-thon in this finale show with the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance.

December 25 – The inspirational “Teenagers and Lyme, with Dr. Katherine Lantsman, and Chloe Rapp” show will re-air this Christmas Day.

Tune in at 4:00pm ET / 1:00pm PT on WBLQ 1230AM in Southern New England and online worldwide at and We can also be found archived in podcast form for free on itunes. Just search for Lyme Light Radio to find our podcasts, and please rate and review!

For today’s show Katina will give an autographed copy of her award winning book“Out of the Woods: Healing Lyme Disease – Body, Mind & Spirit” to our 5th caller. Call in to 800-930-2819 and be that lucky recipient! Join us!

A big thank you to all our listeners out there – today marks three months of Lyme Light Radio with Katina! We couldn’t have done it without you all! Happy birthday Lyme Light Radio! Please share this wonderful show with all your friends!

Dr. Daniel Cameron and Cyclist John Donnally both on Lyme Light Radio

Lyme Light Radio hosts two fabulous interviews this week. Join us Wednesday November 13, 4pm ET/1pm PT on and at the top of the hour.

TBDA cyclist John Donnally on the “Bite Back For a Cure Campaign” updates us on his amazing trek across America. Launched 9/29 from San Francisco, this heroic Lyme disease survivor and advocate has been busy bringing advocacy and awareness nationwide. Now in Ohio, we share John’s journey and gathering grassroots coalition.

ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Disease Society) is the premier educational group in the world, training health care practitioners about tick borne illness. Dr. Daniel Cameron, ILADS President, joins us at 4:30/1:30 for an intimate view inside this instrumental organization and the life altering work they do. It is my true privilege to interview this remarkable physician and devoted Lyme disease educator.

Do not miss this very important show. Please share this with all your friends. We will be archived in podcast at and also on itunes.

Thank you listeners! “Lyme Light Radio” celebrates it’s 3 month birthday with this show! Wow!

Like last week, I will give an autographed copy of “Out of the Woods: Healing Lyme Disease – Body, Mind & Spirit” to our 5th caller. 800-930-2819 Be that lucky recipient! Join us!

Katina Makris, CCH, CIH

Helping our Friends in Massachusetts Pass a Lyme Insurance Bill

Please spread the word!


The Massachusetts Joint Committee on Financial Services has announced a hearing on H.989, An Act Relative to Lyme Disease Treatment Coverage, on Wednesday, November 13, 1:00-4:00 at the State House in Boston, Room A2. This bill will require that insurance companies cover open-ended antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease when prescribed by a physician.


  • attend the hearing,
  • send written testimony,
  • speak at the hearing, if you are able.

Tell them: 

  • Where in Massachusetts you are from,
  • Your personal story, briefly, on how Lyme has effected you or your loved ones
  • The cost of Lyme (personally and economically) to you and your family. This part is important, as this hearing is before the Financial Services Committee.
  1. If you were denied your physician-prescribed treatment by your insurance company, please tell the Committee so!

If your senator or representative is also a member of the Financial Services Committee, please speak with that person before the hearing. Our elected state officials need to know that Lyme disease is serious and costly, long term treatment can be essential, and many patients are being denied this treatment by their insurance companies.

Even if you do not plan on speaking or submitting written testimony, please come! Just your presence there sends a message that this bill is important. Let’s pack the hearing room!

If you are planning on speaking, you will be limited to 3 minutes. Since we don’t want to put the chairman in the awkward position of having to cut you off, please prepare your remarks in advance (3 minutes is about 2 typed pages). Practice reading or reciting what you will say, and time yourself.

We will work to organize car pools to the hearing, so stay in touch with your support group leaders and MassachusettsLyme for more details. To send your written testimony, please email it to or fax it to Trish McCleary at 774-241-0071.  


Lyme Disease Survivor Success Story On Lyme Light Radio

Lyme Light Radio welcomes a heroic Lyme disease survivor to our show, Laura Wild! Join us today for a dose of inspiration!


Laura Wild is a freelance writer, medical student, and Lyme disease patient advocate from northern New York. Her dramatic story has been featured on the Discovery Channel and the Learning Channel’s “Mystery Diagnosis” which chronicles her bitter fight for survival through a nightmare of complex medical diagnoses. She saw over 50 doctors on her quest for a diagnosis, and was deemed a “medical mystery”. Laura was misdiagnosed as having fibromyalgia (FMS), Addison’s disease, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and countless others. Determined to seek out the cause of her vast array of symptoms, she researched various chronic illnesses on the internet and began to read into the possibility of tick borne diseases.The more she read, the more things seemed to make logical sense. Because of Laura’s outdoor pursuits, she had dozens of tick bites in her life, all of which had been dismissed by her onslaught of doctors. For almost a decade Laura was essentially diagnosed as having a “symptoms” because chronic fatigue always has a cause.

Finally, after suffering needlessly for ten years being diagnosed with symptoms and syndromes Laura went to see her Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD), Dr. Joseph J. Burrascano Jr. Dr. B discovered she had been infected with Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, babesiosis and bartonella infection. By the time she got in to see Dr. Burrascano, Laura was completely disabled, and had zero quality of life. Dr. Burrascano was and is Laura’s guardian angel, and his experience with tick-borne disease treatment saved her life. After 5 years of aggressive antibiotic treatment, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), Laura is now a medical student and a volunteer in the Lyme disease community helping other people receive the education, strength and support they need to work on healing. Laura’s Lyme disease story and advocacy website is which is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary.

Listen in at 4:00pm ET / 1:00pm PT on WBLQ 1230AM in Southern New England and streaming online live worldwide at