Katina Makris, CCH, CIH, award-winning author of two breakthrough books- the riveting Lyme recovery memoir, “Out of the Woods: Healing Lyme Disease Body, Mind, and Spirit” and her new bestselling release, “Autoimmune Illness and Lyme Recovery Guide: Mending the Body, Mind, and Spirit” is also a veteran natural healthcare practitioner of 30 years, host of world-wide acclaimed “Lyme Light Radio”, keynote speaker for the Ticked OFF Music Fest Lyme awareness series, herself a survivor of misdiagnosed advanced Lyme disease, and a passionate educator.
Katina teaches at the Omega Institute, leads recovery workshops worldwide, and is considered to be the leading spokesperson for Lyme disease in the United States.
Canada welcomes Katina November 5th-8th with four appearances in Toronto.
Thursday, 11/5; 5:00-7:30PM: Book Signing at The Big Carrot, 348 Danforth Ave
Friday, 11/6; 1:00-4:00PM: Book Signing at Indigo Bay and Bloor, 55 Bloor Street West
Saturday, 11/7; 1:00-3:00PM: Book Signing at Guelph Public Library, main branch, 100 Norfolk Street, Guelph
Sunday, 11/8; 10:00AM-4:00PM: Workshop with Katina, Saint Brigid’s Villa, Guelph (Please bring a bag lunch. For questions email email@example.com)
The book signings are free. Her workshop takes place in a beautiful facility, for the discounted rate of $65. Katina will educate on Lyme disease signs and symptoms, the crossover to many autoimmune illnesses, proper diagnostics, treatment options, the emotional and spiritual support needed for recovery, and more, including experiential exercises she will lead.
Canada is delighted to bring support and information to a region in the thick of the Lyme disease crisis, with scant physician education on treatment or diagnosis. Thousands are potentially infected.
Do not miss this opportunity to learn more and gain some tools for inspiration and recovery.
Thank you Cecile Gough of Ontario Lyme for coordinating these great venues, Jeanne Pacey of Hamilton Lyme for hosting Katina. Dynamic weekend for us all!
With true pleasure and deep respect to the often devastating and compromising states a Lyme disease or tick borne infection can induce, I am collaborating my decades of professional and 15 years of personal first hand experience with chronic Lyme, in deeply restorative healing retreat settings with the gifted healers of Amara of Ojai Healing Center.
Dr Edie Resto, chiropractor and,graduate of Bastyr Naturopathic College, myself and her high caliber team successfully utilize multiple therapeutic modalities. We help assess each individual’s systemic weakness and damages induced by the infections, mold toxins, heavy metals, leaky gut, emotional injury and more via pre-program intake assessment interviews and questionnaires.
Under the direction of Dr. Resto (known lovingly to all as Dr. Edie) and my body-mind-spirit understanding of this complex condition, a personalized plan is created incorporating multiple natural medicine modalities. The “Out of The Woods Lyme Retreat” healing programs are different than any other, taking into consideration the specific client, their condition, past treatments, and a strategically planned course of action. Our practitioners have studied how these reliable modalities compliment each other and how to create a perfected environment for the body to recalibrate and heal. Please visit the AmaraOjai.com website to meet your practitioner team.
Once the client is on location, pre and post benchmarks are established with BioMeridian, Lens Neuro Feedback, homeopathic and energetic practitioner exams and evaluations. Our programs all include Dr Edie’s proven and truly effective deep detox dietary protocol. Each client will receive a customized restorative treatment plan incorporating a personal detox diet, acupuncture and chiropractic sessions, herbal and nutritive supplements, homeopathic remedies, Reiki and Body Resonance treatments, mud and salt baths, herbal hot wraps, detox foot baths, metaphysical energetic healing exercises, meditations and emotional and spiritual supportive renewal. This is truly the comprehensive kind of replenishing healing work so many Lyme disease cases have been ‘craving’!
Our mission is to create nurturing and restorative retreats in beautiful locations that feed the body, mind and spirit. Having worked with thousands of Lyme disease and chronic illness cases, we understand the vast nature of depletion, exhaustion, systemic consequences and the true emotional and spiritual suffering the afflicted experience. True healing necessitates tending to all planes of the being in order to gain wholeness and wellness.
We have three sets of retreats planned for the 2015-6 year. Join us in France this summer (July-August), Ojai, California (February 2016) or Helena Montana (June 2016). Of course you are welcome to attend all! See more details on the Amara Healing Center website.
Lyme disease asks us to dig deep. Establishing an amalgam of therapies to help the body, mind and spirit to purge toxins, bad patterns, unwanted mental grooves, wayward biochemistry and self-defeating beliefs is critical to reforming an interior platform of clear, fresh terrain in order for the benefits of supplements, homeopathics, dietary changes, medicines to work, and prompt healthier new cells to form as well as a more optimal ‘mindset’ to prompt better immune, endocrine and neurological functions and other bodily functions.
The ‘older’ version of focusing primarily on killing off the Lyme and co-infections microbes brings a person only ‘so far’ in their complete healing. Most chronic cases plateau once the bulk of the infectious organisms have been reduced. However, a great deal of damage and depletions have been inflicted from fighting a severe infection for months and years, as well as often sky-high degrees of toxic cellular debris and endotoxins (ammonia overload) in many cases. This is where the Out Of The Woods Retreats are special and unique.
We are uniting the best of traditional medicine and complementary natural medicine with a team of practitioners to work with you. Our approach aims to restore depletions, improve energy, rid ‘brain fog’ and cognitive impairment, cleanse toxins and mend the spirit. The emotional and spiritual suffering from Lyme disease is just as intrinsic as the physical. The goal is to help you find a higher calibration of well-being. Two weeks can not encompass ‘curing’ Lyme disease and co-infections, but the retreats are able to help attendees find better balance and a clearer pathway to healing.
~BRITTANY, FRANCE ~
OUT OF THE WOODS, HEALING LYME DISEASE – JULY 20- AUGUST 2, 2015
The manor house in Brittany, France is filled with beauty and ancient aesthetics to restore the senses as well as fresh, local, delicious foods and natural elements. The Breton sunlight and hydrangeas alone feed a Lyme weary soul. You will be in walking distance to the small village of Plevenon and a short bike or car ride to the breathtaking coastline and castles. The 14 day retreat is our most comprehensive and focused on Lyme and related infection healing. All meals, housing and treatments are included in the price once you have arrived. Transportation costs are the responsibility of the client but we are happy to help coordinate transportation from Paris to the house in Brittany. Please download the FAQ document linked here. It has so much great information!
Please understand that the July – August 2015 Brittany, France retreat is being offered at a significant discount, compared to the only comparable cleansing and healing retreat in the world, held in Germany. We want to bring ~YOU~ Out of The Woods in more ways than one!!
We will coordinate airport and train transfers.
~OJAI, CALIFORNIA, USA~
OUT OF THE WOODS, HEALING LYME DISEASE – FEBRUARY 5-13 AND 19-28, 2016
Our center in Ojai, California was – with healing feng-shui and aligned to earth energies for optimal balance, is fragrance free and situated in the heart of the spiritually reverent Ojai Valley, treasured by the Native Americans and world acclaimed healers for its vast properties of balance.
~HELENA, MONTANA, USA~
OUT OF THE WOODS, HEALING LYMES – MAY 29 -JUNE 9, 2016
The ranch in Helena, Montana is one of the USA’s last pristine areas of sweeping vistas and offers a unique energy of release and transformation. Large enough to host 50, this lovingly maintained location is a rare experience for us to work closely with our clients and still offer our one of a kind retreat. The breath-taking skies and sunsets work miracles on tender minds and spirits. Contact us for more details and watch for updates on the AmaraOjai.com website.
As a survivor of advanced neurological Lyme disease, bedridden for 3 years and completely destroyed, I am fully healed, due to the marvellous workings of the disciplines we offer in the Out Of The Woods Lyme disease programs. These two weeks of immersion, love and your ‘take home’ lifestyle management can potentially carve your pathway to recovery. Please join us by making a commitment to your new future in this enriched program. Your willingness to be an active participant in your own healing, guided by our professionally attuned understandings, make for a healing retreat of order .
Dr. Edie Resto D.C. is a Chiropractor and Holistic educator dedicated to forming healing partnerships with her Patients. She is a graduate of Life Chiropractic College West; Bastyr University, the largest Naturopathic Medical School in the USA; and the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing, where she studied a variety of massage/ body work. Dr. Edie integrates many different modalities for a powerful healing experience.
Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH, is the popular host of the weekly talk show Lyme Light Radio With Katina. Katina has worked in natural health care since 1985. She is a former newspaper health columnist, award-winning author of Out of the Woods: Healing Lyme Disease, Body, Mind, and Spirit, past board member of the Council for Homeopathic Certification, and is the keynote speaker at the Ticked OFF Music Fest concert series. Makris’ personal experience of near death and catastrophic loss due to long-term misdiagnosed Lyme disease, coupled with her professional experience as a certified classical homeopath and certified intuitive healer, give her enormous depth and hard-earned wisdom. Dynamic, authentic, and compassionate, Makris “unites heaven and earth” as she guides people in self-help exercises that ignite the powerful mind-body healing pathway, a critical tool for overcoming chronic Lyme disease and many other illnesses.
THE QUIET GIFT
At this season of celebration and sharing, many of us extend our love and care for one another with the traditional custom of gift giving. Santa arrives with a slew of colored parcels or we carefully select the perfect something for a loved one during Hanukkah or Kwanza. The preparation of cooking and shopping whirls our often hectic lives up a notch into a stratosphere of commotion. It is fun and crazy-making both. Amid, all the hub-bub, sometimes it is the quiet gift that reaches most deeply into our hearts. I share my experience on such an offering.
Dashing amid the wheels of shopping carts, the grocery store is in a pre-Christmas skirmish of shoppers; hams and clementines topping the neighbors’ wares in the aisle with me. So much effort and love goes into these days of sharing and caring, it seems. I am a tad behind the curve this year, only selecting our tree this weekend, actually finding the last one in town, my family due in town tomorrow. Now, its’ bushy branches hoist my childhood ornaments of 50 years ago and my son’s tongue depressor reindeer from first grade. Prettily our tree twinkles in colored baubles, filling our home with cheer and anticipation.
The thought I am percolating on though was prompted earlier today in the market. Reaching for a cart, I backed up and brushed the heel of an elderly woman leaving with her bags of food. A mere brush of my shoe and somehow she went into stock still frozen mode. I moved ahead and then glanced back…She remained frozen. I turned and went back to check on her sensing something was wrong.
“Are you Ok?” I ask.
“No. I have a back problem and now am in pain,” an icy voice and stoney glare ahead, not at me.
“I am sorry. I know about pain. Can I help you in some way?” I offer.
“No. No one can help me,” the tone is like cement.
“Should I help you wheel your cart?”
“I am sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt you. My foot just skimmed by your heel,” my sensing words express.
Stillness…no words, no eye contact.
I weave my energy from my heart towards hers…I stay still, too.
She looks at me oddly. I smile. She glowers.
“I hope you have a Merry Christmas,” I suggest.
“Not possible,” she mumbles.
Am I daunted? Am I put off? A bit.
Then a thought arises in me. Her cart is shallow in groceries compared to the others. Maybe she is alone?
“So, do you have family to help you?”
It was then that I felt her pain, more than the back or than the shoe skimming. It was the pain of loneliness. I knew that feeling.
I then heard odd words coming from me- “Well, I hope the spirit of your ancestors visit you this holiday. They can be a sort of company, maybe?”
“Yes. I have already lit the candles for them,” the crackled woman says.
Finally, her eyes meet mine. I see the weariness in her soul.
I smile. She tries to. I nod. She moves on, and I hear very faintly- “God bless.”
Motionless, I absorb this moment of grace. I turn and enter into the maze of aisles. The holiday freneticism throngs, yet a quiet pool sits in my chest. Two unsuspect strangers, threaded with a simple gift- that of human compassion.
God bless us all, alone, in company, in comfort, in peace, in need, in joy. It is the gift of the heart that touches most simply.
Katina I. Makris, is the host of “Lyme Light Radio”, an Intuitive Healer, Classical Homeopath, Inspirational Speaker and author of “Out of the Woods; Healing Lyme Disease, Body, Mind & Spirit.” Her next book “Auto-Immune Illness and Lyme Disease, Mending Body, Mind & Spirit” will be released by Skyhorse Publishing in September 2015.
This week on Lyme Light Radio, I am proud to welcome Christine Moore. For over a decade, Christine lived with undiagnosed Lyme disease and co-infections, which her doctors believed was MS. The MS treatments had no effect, and it was only after she received a proper diagnosis from a Lyme-literate physician that she was able to recover her health.
This is a critical topic and very frank example of what has sadly been happening for too many decades to too many individuals globally, as MS rates are soaring alongside the massive spread of tick borne disease infections! I URGE you to share this advance program notice with as many folks as you can, Christine is a tremendous advocate for proper Lyme disease diagnosis and treatments. Thank you Christine R. Moore for joining me,
Christine Moore has been a Chronic Lyme Disease Sufferer for over 20 years. She was mis-diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1996, after the birth of her first child. Her case seemed classic:
* 30 year old female
* stressor was childbirth
* presenting symptoms were numbness coupled with visual disturbances.
The results of her neurological tests led to a conclusive diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis…..or did they?
Christine comes from an automotive marketing background having worked for Saturn Corporation and Tesla Motors. The Tesla assignment was very short lived due to an extreme episode of confusion, hypomania, panic attacks and complete insomnia. This led to her resignation from her “dream job.”
Christine continued followed the MS treatment course recommended by her neurologist who practiced mainstream medicine. After taking high dose IV steroids (for the second time) and beginning the taper down process, she collapsed and spent the next 2 years bedridden.
Christine was ultimately diagnosed properly with Chronic Lyme Disease and Co-infections in 2009. Her Lyme Literate Medical Doctor was able to get her well through the use of an integrative approach addressing pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals/supplements and dietary changes.
Christine resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband, two children and family dog.
Though it was a ten year healing journey in totality, I overcame a bedridden status of 3 years, and loss of everything I held dear; including my marriage and family, home and income, career and well-being, to heal 100% from advanced neurological Lyme disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. This is a true story and one for all struggling with chronic illness to view.
Please see the link here and watch the in depth, intimate and touching interview Dan Neuffer of CFS Unravlled site does with me. This is the stuff of life’s most important callings– your passage to health and happiness.
I First fell sick in the summer of 2000. Though living an organic outdoorsy lifestyle with a young family and wonderful husband, I was stricken with a ‘mysterious flu’ that progressed into chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and wicked almost daily migraines. No one knew how to help me. MS, anxiety attacks and more were batted about as my disorders.
I bounced in and out of prominent New England hospitals and doctor’s offices for 5 years- dissipating more each year. The CFS was crippling and my spirit broke. AND, a brilliant clinical nutritionist, PhD, ended up being the beacon in my shallow chamber of shadowed light, whom would finally properly diagnose and treat me–helping me heal fully and now travel the world with my book “OUT OF THE WOODS, HEALING LYME DISEASE, BODY, MIND & SPIRIT ” and broadcast my radio program LYME LIGHT RADIO on WBLQ.net and the famed TheDrPatShow syndicate.
I share this interview with all of you because I am impassioned to bring hope to those in need and information to those whom are confused. My heart is in this for all of those whom are struggling. Please do not ever give up and KNOW there is a way out of your misery. The power of your mind and the belief in your heart can work miracles. We are entwined in this journey of living. Whether it be this story of mine, the breath of a newborn in your arms or the touch of the moonlight on the silvery waters, please know there is hope for your healing.
Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH
Lyme history was made on September 9, 2014 when the US House of Representatives passed HR9701 – The Tick-Borne Disease Research Transparency and Accountability Act of 2014, a bill authored by Congressman Chris Gibson (NY•19).
This Is a major step forward, acknowledging the necessity of taking Lyme disease seriously and the fact that research is important. David Roth, Co-Chairman of the Board of the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) will join us on air this Wednesday, September 17 to discuss the ramifications of this important political step.
I am proud this week to welcome Dr Nooshin K. Darvish of Holistique Medical Center to the show on Wednesday April 9, 1pm pst/4pm EST. Live on 1230AM WBLQ in Southern New England and streaming live on three major internet stations: LymeLightRadio.com, TheDrPatShow.com and TransformationTalkRadio.com.
With her extensive experience dealing with misdiagnosed Lyme disease presenting as Auto-Immune style illnesses, in her practice in the Pacific Northwest region, Dr Darvish is a bit of a stealth diagnostician, managing to bring to light the major misinformation people and most medical doctors are struggling with. Lyme disease is a complex illness when not ‘caught’ early and mimics many other conditions, leaving people drug dependent and not well. We will learn how to see signs and symptoms alerting us that Lyme (and co-infections) are really at play and how utilizing the blend of Eastern ancient medicine with modern Western medicine can restore life to many who struggle.
Dr. Nooshin Darvish is the Medical Director and founder of Holistique Medical Center. A Washington State Board Licensed Naturopathic Physician and a Fellowship Candidate in Anti-Aging Medicine, Dr. Darvish is a Physician, Writer, Lecturer and Educator in the field of Naturopathic, Integrative and Anti-Aging Medicine. She has completed a Fellowship in Integrative Cancer Therapies.
As a holistic clinician, she integrates Western and Eastern medicine, combining the care of mind and body to address chronic illness, cancer, women’s health, allergies and physical pain.
Dr. Darvish specializes in combining holistic and alternative cancer therapies with conventional chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.
A graduate and former chief resident and faculty member of Bastyr University, she has trained with medical doctors, osteopathic physicians, chiropractors and holistic practitioners across North America and Europe.
She has extensive training in a variety of holistic therapeutic, anti-aging, and diagnostic techniques; bio-identical hormone therapy, spinal manipulation, bio-energy medicine, functional medicine, detoxification, nutrition, homeopathy and chronic disease including Lyme disease.
Dr. Darvish blends Eastern medicine with Western medicine, treating the whole person, not just their disease. Lyme disease is a compelling illness requiring root imbalances to be assessed and addressed.