Ticked Off Music Fest Brings Lyme Disease to an Iconic Venue and the Mainstream- House of Blues, LA

Lyme disease is a misunderstood illness. Millions are suffering world wide with an infection that went ‘under the radar’ for the past 40 years and has wreakedĀ serious damage and deaths in too many awful instances.

Initially thought to be a short term limited infectious illness, by the CDC and IDSA, back in the 1970s and 1980s, with approximately 2 weeks of bodily flu-like pains, headache, fatigue and a frank red ‘bulls eye’ rash, we have learned the HARD way through several generations of suffering and brilliant clinical doctors, that his spirochete organism augers its way from bloodstream into the bodily tissues, joints, organs, glands and spinal fluid and brain- like its similar cousin, syphilis!

The blood tests relied upon were designed originally for epidemilogical screening, but became the prime tool doctors turned to when a suspect patient arrived in their office with flu feelings and odd other complaints. That ELISA antibody test so regularly used, has a 70% false negative result– only accurate in a small window of approx 2-6 weeks of an early infection. Many of us are tested earlier or later and show a false negative. IF the Western Blot test gets used, those that test positive ARE infected with Lyme (and maybe more tick borne infections?) but docs look to VERY dated CDC criterion that insist you must show 5 bands out of several dozen for confirmation of infection. This is NOT GOOD!!! One band alone can confirm a pos Lyme infection according to the Lyme disease experts of the world.

MILLIONS of cases are being missed and then end up often doctor-hopping, eventually ‘morphing’ into autoimmune illnesses when the infection has gone from a blood illness to a tissue disease !! The CFS, MS, RA, Fibro and more could have STRONG cross-over influences from Lyme disease organisms!! Which means you and actually heal and not be medication dependent forever. Not bedridden anymore!

Modern medicine, the government, all the outdoor organizations (boy/girl scouts, camps of America, hunters, loggers, farmers, hikers, campers, gardening clubs< etc) every single doctor and citizen needs to be educated on ticks, Lyme signs and symptoms, prevention, proper diagnostics and treatments with Integrative Medicine!!

Of dire importance is that we raise awareness and funds for research.

The TICKED OFF MUSIC FEST series is a stunning, fun, informative, healing and totally dynamic movement that unites all these ingredients. I LOVE BEING PART OF TOMF!! Every event I have participated in is so fulfilling, rich with talent and heart, lifted up with great world class music and inspiration and brings cutting edge speakers to the big stage. It is a feel good day with great philanthropic energy.

House of Blues LA is famous and an important for the Lyme movement.


The way AIDS needed Hollywood celebrity to make it REAL and not just a ‘gay mans’ disease, our HOUSE OF BLUES LA event puts Lyme disease in the spotlight it deserves. Too many people- the average you, the famous movie stars, the ex-president George W. Bush, your child, me, a neighbor have all been afflicted. Some of us heal fully, others suffer for ages. Let us stop the suffering!!

Let us get the money to fund the researchers, to support patients whom have gone bankrupt from treatments, to help Mara Williams build a residential treatment center Inanna House, to assist the LymeLightFoundation aid childrens medical bills and LymeDisease.org keep their grassroots support group network alive.

We still need donations to make TICKED OFF LA a success. We need your help, even a $10 donation at the IndiGoGo to foot the expenses for this world class VENUE- we need the ‘limelight’ to shine our lymelight–
Ticked Off LA is going to be a game changer in the Lyme story— come one board with us now!


Tickets are affordable for 8 hours of education and rocking music
all performing

plus speaking

I want to spend the night with you in LA– come join is at HOUSE OF BLUES, SUNSET STRIP, W. HOLLYWOOD
and chip in to the IndieGogo.
Vist http://www.TickedOffMusicFest.com

One droplet of rain doesnt feel like much, a million droplets generates a flood!
See you in LA!!!! šŸ™‚

Katina I.Makris, CCH, CIH
author, radio host, inspirational speaker, Lyme educator, healer

Lyme Disease Author and Radio Host Speaks in Concord NH

Though the snows still blanket the land, the air is warming and the sun soothing to a softer hue. How happily we New Englanders welcome the thaw of early spring, the sap running in the maples and the sweet smoke of sugaring shacks at work! We also now perk up the antennae to tick season around the bend.

The tiny insects, in the spider family actually, harbor the atrocious bacterial infection of Lyme disease and other illness inducing organisms. What is tricky too is that the baby tick nymphs hatching out now in late March and April are very tiny and translucent. Their outer shell is still forming yet they can carry the diseases. We must all be alert as we rake out flower beds, clean up wood piles and winter blow-downs, and our pets and live stock take to the fields, woods and yards.

Katina I. Makris,renowned Homeopath and educator,who specializes in Lyme disease, welcomes all to the Concord Library at 45 Green St, Concord, NH Monday March 23, 7pm. She covers a great deal of information as well as introduces her award winning Lyme recovery memoir and healing guide OUT OF THE WOODS, HEALING LYME DISEASE, BODY, MIND & SPIRIT, released by Helios Press, in a new second edition.

Speaker One 2015- Skyhorse- Concord

With tick season in motion, come join us for a great evening, as Katina heads out on her nationwide book tour, and as Keynote Speaker at the famed TickedOffMusicFest.com series– fundraising and Lyme awareness at big city venues, that bring healing, help and music together for the good of an exploding public health crisis.

Call 603-225-8670

Mara Williams Joins Lyme Light Radio as my Guest Host

Dear listeners and friends,

We have some breaking news at LYME LIGHT RADIO WITH KATINA!! My treasured friend and colleague, the talented Mara Williams, from Sonoma, CA will be helping guest host LYME LIGHT RADIO over the next several months, as I take to the road with the new edition of my award winning book OUT OF THE WOODS- HEALING LYME DISEASE, BODY, MIND & SPIRIT!! Mara has graciously come to the forefront to help this exciting weekly radio show continue to broadcast regularly around the globe as I am out speaking to communities stricken with tick borne diseases!

Our new format will be an every other week style. So, I will be hosting LIVE as usual, on the first and third weeks of the month and Mara will air LIVE on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Nothing else will change– you will still hear us on WBLQ 1230AM on the dial in the Northeast and streaming on the web at TransformationTalkradio.com and TheDrPatShow.com. We will continue to bring you the very BEST on guests in the world of Lyme Disease and AutoImmune Illness, as well as cutting edge insights and dialogue.

Our call in # for questions on air is 800-930-2819.

All our shows are forever archived for repeat listening at LymeLightRadio.com and on iTunes šŸ™‚

Mara is a gem and so passionate to help educate and heal an ailing nation. It is my honor to share the airwaves with her. I know you will love her great compassion and intelligence and ability to bring her Lyme disease expertise to the equation with me.


Mara Williams is one of America’s leading experts on Tick Borne Diseases (TBDs), specifically Lyme disease and Co-Infections.

A health care provider for over 30 years, Mara is a board certified nurse practitioner and energetic healer, a sought after speaker, and the author of Nature’s Dirty Needle, What You Need to Know About Chronic Lyme Disease and How to Get the Help to Feel Better.

Mara is the founder of Inanna House, a holistic healing center specializing in the treatment and rehabilitation from Tick Borne diseases, now in development in Sonoma, California. Mara holds a Masters of Science in Nursing from University of California, San Francisco.

Mara’s current integrative practice focuses on the four aspects of TBDs: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Rehabilitation and Healing. Recognized for her expertise in TBDs using both Eastern and Western medicine, Mara is well versed in the most widely recognized healing modalities, including functional and nutritional medicine; pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, conventional medicines, including antibiotics, and many other less known, yet highly effective, healing methods from around the world.

Besides being a healthcare provider, Mara’s personal experience with TBDs includes the care of her daughter, who is presently struggling with Chronic Lyme Disease after having gone undiagnosed for over 20 years. Mara lives with her husband in Northern California.

For more information, please visit Mara at MaraWilliams.net and InannaHouse.org and our radio site at TheDrPatShow.com or LymeLightRadio.com

Thanking you all for your devoted listenership and for welcoming wonderful Mara Williams.
This week we will share the airwaves as I introduce her on Wednesday March 11, 1pm pt/4pm et with a terrific guest, Dr Jeff Greenfield, now of Gordon Medical Assoc, but once my Osteopath back here in good ‘ole New Hampshire! How the world spins ??

Warm wishes to all of the Lyme Community and join us each and every Wednesday LIVE at WBLQ.net

with blessings
Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

Integrative and Functional Medicine with Dr. Sunjya K. Schweig

This week on Lyme Light Radio I am proud to welcome holistic MD Sunjya K. Schweig. Dr. Schweig andĀ his colleague Chris Kresser, LAc.Ā are the co-founders of a new project, theĀ California Center for Functional Medicine (CCFM). He will share the ways in which environment, lifestyle, and genetics can all interact to contribute to a person’s health or illness. You can tune in to my interview with Dr. Schweig this Wednesday, March 3 at 4PM ET/1PM PT at http://www.transformationtalkradio.com or WBLQ AM 1230 in Rhode Island.

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH


IMG_9912-450x300Sunjya K. Schweig, MD is an expert in complex chronic illnesses which require rigorous investigation and management. Dr. Schweig utilizes cutting edge diagnostic and treatment modalities that respect the complex interconnectedness of the body and the environment.