Conversations wth Angeli VanLaanen of the Lyme Light Foundation and Mike Sheehan of BioResources

Lyme Light Radio with Katina offers a winning line-up of guests for Wednesday, May 28. Join us at 1PM PT/4PM ET at, and 1230 AM.


We are delighted to introdAngeli Vanlaanen Portraituce the Lyme Light Foundation to our audience, with their beautiful, philosophic mission to to help children suffering with Lyme disease. Too many youngsters slip by misdiagnosed and suffer endlessly.

The uber-athlete, fresh off of the Winter Olympics, skier Angeli VanLaanen will discuss her own commitment to help young people with Lyme. Tune in to hear one of America’s Lyme survivors and a hero to so many of us! She is miraculous!

You can listen to Angeli’s interview on iTunes or here at


I also interviewed the alwaMichaelSheehanys articulate and passionately devoted founder of BioResource Inc on air. Mike Sheehan shares crystal clear information on the very effective workings of German biological medicines and their impact to us for Lyme disease and other autoimmune conditions. I am so impressed with these products. You MUST listen to this ground-breaking information Mike conveys.

Germany has very good success with treating Lyme disease. Thank you BioResources for making these healing agents available to us here in North America.

You can listen to Mike’s interview on iTunes or at


Spread the word about our very exciting program this week!

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

Lyme Music Festival in the South Rocked Florida!

Lyme in The South Music Fest 2014Lyme in the South Music Fest was sheer magic! Thank you to the enormous collaboration of so many folks’ efforts, energy, talent, time and endless details that went into creating this beautiful event. Melissa Bell, Greg Kirk, Amy Boggs, and a troop of volunteers worked for months masterfully pulling off the first Lyme disease fundraiser and awareness festival in Florida.

I have to admit I am smitten with Jacksonville, Florida. I never expected this port city to be so enchanting – pristine weather, sunny skies, and a glimmering skyline welcoming us all. Our hosts’ gracious hospitality filled us with care and charm. My new posse of ‘girlfriends’ feel like kindred spirits to me, beautiful ladies who synergistically resonate over the Lyme disease atrocity.

Thanks to Dr. Kerry Clark for your brilliant, tireless tick studies; to Dr. Shirley Hartman for being wise enough to face the illness, and integrating so many recovery tools in your practice. Thank you to Dr. Terry Hashey for your open-minded and patently generous heart. Thank you to the 300+ people who came to the festival, some in wheelchairs, some using canes, drained with fatigue, to share with us all! Your spirits are mighty and your willingness to support this cause is ultimately life-changing on so many levels.

The venue was lovely, an open air restaurant and deck perched on the riverside, with food and beverages, a stage, and a great view. Newspapers, TVs, media attended. CNN coverage! The Lyme in the South Music Festival made a BIG footprint in the sand! We blew the lid open on the denial of Lyme disease existing in Florida and other Southern states. Every person I met at the Fest either had firsthand experience with Lyme disease or were there in allegiance. The case numbers are climbing. As Dr. Clark and Dr. Hartman pointed out – misdiagnosis is extreme!

Greg Kirk did a masterful job of coordinating the talent. Our performance schedule was dynamite. The seven hours flew by and seemingly without a hitch (though I know “behind the scenes” fires were being snuffed out). Our lineup was stellar:

  • 3:45 PM – Speaker: Melissa Bell of the Florida Lyme Disease Association
  • 4:00 PM – Greg Kirk of the Zen Engines
  • 5:00 PM – Speaker: Dr. Shirley Hartman of the Mandarin Wellness Center
  • 5:30 PM – Piano Rock Musician Alisa Turner
  • 6:30 PM – Speaker: Dr. Kerry Clark of the University of North Florida
  • 7:00 PM – Les Stroud of the “Survivorman” TV Series
  • 8:00 PM – Speaker: Author and activist Katina Makris of Lyme Light Radio

What an honor to be the keynote speaker, bringing hope and healing insight to our audience. As a recoveree and seasoned natural medicine practitioner, I aim to ignite your heart and will; then you can move mountains, personally and beyond.

Our musical performers were all phenomenal! As these Ticked OFF Festivals make their way around the country in the upcoming years, I tell you now – ATTEND! You will be blown away by the talent, the information, and the magic of synergy.

Our music opened with Gregg Kirk of the Zen Engines band, bringing us his beautiful new music, now healed from Lyme and attuned by his John of God experiences. Alisa Drake is a miracle. Atrociously stricken, bedridden, and now cured, she played her heart out. I was so moved by her exquisite songs and her truly lovely countenance. Bless you both.

Les Stroud is dynamite! Known for his blockbuster TV wilderness show “Surivorman,” I never knew Les is also a brilliantly talented songwriter, musician, and charismatic performer. He rocked the house – “Flying” was an exceptionally mesmerizing song.

Our closing act was the very renowned Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens. Besides his phenomenal guitar playing and songs, Pat is a hilarious storyteller. He held us in rapt attention, one vignette falling from his tongue after another.

Now soothed in Floridian night air, Jacksonville’s skyline filled with twinkling lights and starlight bathed us from above. I felt attuned to higher purpose as the “team” gathered on the top deck for a photo op. There we were – advocates, patients, musical performers, speaker, doctors, and real human beings, strung together in fellowship and cause from all walks of like and backgrounds, we banded together for this special festival and fundraiser. I felt grace, and in all honesty, I saw my future laid before me – crystal clear.

Healing, hope, education, breaking down walls and hard work are my chords to strike as the months and years ahead unfurl. More Ticked OFF Music Fests to come! “Lyme Light Radio” to continue soaring around the globe, another book to complete, and joy, beauty, and love to be my wings of flight!

Thank you Florida Lyme Disease Association, Ticked OFF Music Fest, lovely Jacksonville friends and all the attendees. You are beautiful, wise people! And an extra dose of love to my sister, Barbara, who drove up from South Florida to join her big sister with the “Lyme Light” of change.

Visit Facebook to see photos – what a spectacular weekend. It goes down in my history book, for certain.


Katina I. Makris

The Emerging Philosophy of Biological Medicine in the Treatment of Chronic Illnes

Lyme Light Radio welcomes back the talented Dr. David Jernigan of the Hansa Heath Center in Wichita, Kansas. Join us on Wednesday, May 21, at 1PM PT/4M ET as Dr. Jernigan discusses the expanding need for biological medicine in American society.

With a lopsided, pharmaceutical-oriented symptom fix-it health care system of the past 75 years, the chronic forms of tick-borne diseases and autoimmune-style illness ask for something more. We eed restorative treatment protocols, utilizing nature’s treatment chest and capable nutraceuticals. Dr. Jernigan expands our thinking!

DavidJerniganDr. Jernigan is a published author and is nationally recognized as a leader in Biological Medicine and the treatment of chronic illness. Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition with honors, he received his doctorate at Cleveland Chiropractic College-KC. Post Graduate studies have taken him far and wide, studying natural and anthroposophical medicine in Germany and Biological Medicine with the world-renowned Paracelsus Klinic of Switzerland, with later studies providing certification in Botanical Medicine through the University of Colorado, School of Pharmacy. Dr. Jernigan is also the developer of the diagnostic and treatment technique Bio-Resonance Scanning™ and a whole new concept in medicine called Circuit Healing™.

Dr. Jernigan has personally developed over 30 novel natural medicines to date. As past president of the American Medical Academy of Thermodiagnostics, he is one of the most experienced doctors in the U.S.A. in one of the latest FDA approved adjunctive diagnostic tests, Computerized Regulation Thermodiagnostics.

Dr. Jernigan is married and has 4 children. He is presently writing more books and developing a Bio-Resonance Scanning™ training program for doctors.

Join us Wednesday on,, and WBLQ in Southern New England. You can listen now on iTunes or at

Thank you!

Katina I Makris, CCH, CIH

Grit, Hope, Love: Dr Melanie Barton Shares Inner Aspects of Lyme Recovery

It is my true honor to interview the famous radio host, author, ordained minister, and psychotherapist of decades, Dr. Melanie Barton, on Lyme Light Radio this Wednesday, May 14, at 1PM PT / 4PM ET.

Dr. Melanie has been a pioneer in talk radio, sharing inspirational dialogue with millions on her beloved Dr. Melanie Show. Yes, she had to abruptly close her therapy practice due to a medical crisis. We will learn from Dr. Melanie how strokes, Lyme disease, and cancer asked her to “dig deep.” Her bravery and healing message is one for us all. What an inspiration this phenomenal woman is!

Please join us and learn of her Six Aspects of Healing that we all can embody.

MelanieBartonMelanie Barton is the talk show host of The Dr. Melanie Show, an international Internet program about health, wellness, and spirituality. It airs live on Thursdays at 1pm EST at:, but can be downloaded at any time.

She has a Master’s degree in Social Work and a Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling. Dr. Barton is a holistic psychotherapist, an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister, and author of the book The ABC’s of Children’s Sermons Based on The Revised Common Lectionary Passages. She has published poetry, a magazine article “Who gets the Church when Couples Divorce,” on-line articles about eating disorders, and about closing a therapy practice abruptly due to a medical crisis.


Thank you Dr. Melanie Barton of Voice America Health and Wellness Channel for joining me on Lyme Light Radio. I am looking forward to our conversation with true joy.

Please join us on,,, and WBLQ 1230 AM in Southern New England.

Katina I Makris, CCH, CIH

Lyme Disease Music Fest of The South- May 17, 2014

Please join us in sunny Jacksonville, Fla for a very worthy benefit; a Lyme disease fundraising music festival, featuring top musicians and known Lyme disease advocates. This is a fabulous way to participate in an important cause, learn more and soak in the music, sunshine and talent of our world. Lyme disease is the USA’s fastest spreading infectious illness. You want to learn and help in this crisis.

Les Stroud of “Survivorman” and Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens to Headline Lyme Music Fest Coming to Jacksonville

Lyme in the South Music Fest, a concert & festival dedicated to Lyme disease awareness, will feature popular performers in Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, May 17.

The Florida Lyme Disease Association and Ticked Off Music Fest are proud to present Lyme in the South Music Fest to bring awareness to Lyme and tick-related diseases to Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, May 17, 2014, starting at 3 p.m. at River City Brewing Co. (835 Museum Circle in Jacksonville). 

The music line-up features Pat DiNizio, frontman of the Smithereens, famous for such hits as “Blood & Roses,” “Behind the Wall of Sleep,” “Girl Like You,” and “Only a Memory.” Pat will be playing acoustic versions of these songs as well as tunes from his solo releases. 

Also featured is Les Stroud from the “Survivorman” TV series. Les will be playing acoustic guitar & harmonica and will also be educating on tick awareness and prevention.

Rounding out the bill is Houston-native Alisa Turner who will be playing her breakout hit “Breathing” about her own struggles with Lyme Disease. Also performing is Gregg Kirk of The Zen Engines who will be playing acoustic versions of his band’s material, all inspired by his healing journeys through Lyme Disease.

Speakers include Katina Makris (Lyme activist & author of “Out of the Woods”), Dr. Kerry Clark (a University of North Florida professor of epidemiology and environmental health who has published ground-breaking studies confirming Lyme in the South), and Lyme-literate physician Dr. Shirley Hartman.

Proceeds from Lyme in the South Music Fest will go to the research efforts of Dr. Kerry Clark as well as the TBDA (Tick-Borne Disease Alliance) – an organization dedicated to raising awareness, supporting research and promoting advocacy to find a cure for tick-borne diseases and to the Florida Lyme Disease Association and their efforts to drive awareness to the greatly-misunderstood disease. 

The Ticked Off Music Fest, an organization dedicated to driving funding and awareness to Lyme and tick-borne diseases through a series of music festivals, and the Florida Lyme Disease Association have collaborated to bring awareness of Lyme cases in the southern US through this event.  Lyme and tick-borne diseases are the fastest growing infectious diseases in the country and while these illnesses have previously been thought to be an East Coast epidemic, a wave of cases and sufferers are being counted in the South.

For more information about the Lyme in the South Music Fest, go to:

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PR Contact: Gregg Kirk,, 203-858-9725.


Dr. Murakami of Canada Shares Controversy of Lyme’s Existence

The renowned physician Dr Ernie Murakami, clinical Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia, specialist in bacteriology and immunology, joins us on Lyme Light Radio this Wednesday, May 7, at 1PM PT/4 PM ET.

Canada is suffering greatly with a lack of understanding about Lyme disease and tick-borne illness. Commonly misdiagnosed as MS, the population is in threat as migratory birds (Canada geese are HUGE tick taxis) have infested forested areas as well as the shores of Nova Scotia and British Columbia.

ErnieMurakamiDr. Ernie Murakami became involved in Lyme Disease while in his practice based in the rural community of Hope, British Columbia.

Through his practice, he developed two new methods of tick removal, one which was the Blister Method; the injection of a pre-measured mixture of Xylocaine and Adrenaline directly beneath the jaw of the tick. This method is used today, primarily in Medical offices and by Emergency physicians. The second method was the Drinking Straw and Single Knot Method, in which the attached tick is placed inside the straw, with the straw held at a 45 degree angle. A suture string is placed under the straw, directly in contact with the mouth of the wood tick. A single knot is applied. Constant alternating releasing pressure is applied upwards away from the skin and the tick releases itself intact, from the host. This technique was accepted by the Compensation Board and the Justice Institute for the training of ambulance and first-aid personnel and is in full use today.

These techniques were at the time, being taught by Dr. Murakami to other Physicians at International Conferences. During the times spent at these clinics, he became familiar with the treatment of Lyme, both long term and short term, as well as the split theories surrounding the treatment of Lyme. One fraction believed that only 3 weeks of treatment was adequate at any level, despite the fact that this had been disproven, while the other half believed that long term treatment was required to eradicate the Cystic form of the disease, based on biological fact.

Dr. Murakami became intrigued with the disease as to the epidemiology with his first case of confirmed Lyme Disease in Agassiz, BC at the Federal Penitentiary. This patient showed the typical bulls-eye rash that developed soon after being infected. A second case intrigued him further when another patient from Hope, BC was confirmed to have a typical rash and a positive Eliza serology. Both these patients responded to three weeks of antibiotic treatment.

Subsequent to these cases, Dr. Murakami began receiving referrals from other physicians due to his keen interest in Lyme and his approach to medicinal treatments, both in the removal of the ticks and his successful treatments of the disease. He soon found himself to be a rare physician; willing to acknowledge, diagnose and treat the symptoms of Lyme disease in British Columbia. This was a stand very few other doctors were willing to make.

Since that time, Dr. Murakami has offered his personal experiences as a physician treating Lyme patients to others in the medical field by speaking at seminars and conferences. His lectures are met with both interest and disbelief and the center of much controversy. News articles soon began to surface as patient after patient would give testimony to Dr. Murakami’s somewhat miraculous assistance in treating some long-suffering patients of Lyme’s, where a history of mis-diagnosis and denial existed prior. Reports began surfacing about the lack of knowledge that exists among the medical communities, both here in Canada as well as the US.

Today, Dr. Murakami is retired from his regular practice. His keen interest and his willingness to explore a very controversial topic has surrounded him with much media attention and discord among the medical community. He remains true to his Hippocratic Oath however, and offers his website as a base of information to both patients, possible sufferers and doctors alike.

Dr Murakami will bring us insight into the Canadian political dilemma regarding Lyme disease, as well as patient and physician struggles.

Please join me on,,, and WBLQ 1230 AM in Southern New England, with the very esteemed and beloved Dr Murakami, bringing Canada into our “Lyme Light Radio With Katina” dialogue. You can listen to the interview right now on iTunes or at

Katina I Makris, CCH, CIH