Neurological Lyme Borreliosis with Dr. Alan MacDonald

It is with great honor I interview the preeminent Lyme disease research pathologist, Dr. Alan MacDonald, on Lyme Light Radio with Katina Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 4 pm ET/1 pm PT.

Many people recall Dr. MacDonald and his historic work linking Lyme disease to Alzheimer while at South Hampton Hospital Labs, NY from the documentary film “Under Our Skin”. Sadly, the US Government, nor the CDC would fund further studies Dr. MacDonald aimed to do, proving the neurological connection advanced Lyme disease infections can create in humans. MS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s type illnesses all are potential outcomes of a bacterial infection caused by borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted by the common tick.

Dr. MacDonald has much to share on air with us. This is an interview I have been so excited for that I feel like a kid before Christmas, as I know this brilliant man’s ongoing current research  could change the face of out future regarding chronic neurological illnesses.

Though the CDC in 2013 upped their annual estimated new acute Lyme disease infection count from the long-standing 30,000 per year to a ten time higher figure of 300,000, we can’t help but wonder where these other several hundred thousands of cases each year have been?

What symptoms do these people exhibit and yet have not been diagnosed as Lyme disease? Are they dementia cases? Fibromyalgia? ALS? RA? MS? CFS?

Dr. MacDonald has proven still births and stroke to be Lyme induced. He cited an astonishing fact to me. Germany has a public health care system with meticulous diagnostic and treatment record keeping. They acknowledge Lyme disease diagnosis by clinical symptoms and openly treat it. In 2012 they reported 750,000 new Lyme disease cases. In 2013, they recorded 1,000,000 new Lyme disease cases! This country is a 1/3 the size of the USA. Our country is in denial, using an outdated lab test, screening for only 1 strain out of 300+ for Borrelia burgdorferi, and will adhere to a standard diagnosis from the IDSA and CDC of merely 4 qualifying symptoms for Lyme disease diagnostics:

  • Bulls-eye rash
  • Joint pain – knee
  • Meningitis migraine
  • Bell’s Palsy – facial droop

The former clinical diagnostic evaluation of pre-1980’s is no longer ‘permitted’ and physicians must rely on confirmation from a blood test, or they tell a patient ‘you do not have Lyme disease’, though a patient presents with couples of symptoms; joint pain and headaches, heart palpitations and knee pain, facial droop and weakness in extremities. The list goes on.

Please join us on TheDrPatShow.com, LymeLightRadio.com and TransformationTalkRadio.com for a cutting edge show!! This wil be one to listen to repeatedly.

ImageAlan MacDonald, MD, is a pathologist with a brilliant career spanning over 30 yrs. In the late 1970’s, he worked diligently to create tests to detect the newly discovered pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb). Dr. MacDonald was among the first to study Bb in humans. He was the first to publish evidence of Bb cystic forms, granular forms and cell wall deficient forms.

In 2008, Dr. Eva Sapi and Dr. Alan MacDonald published a groundbreaking paper concerning Bb forming protective biofilms, similar to other bacterial pathogens, providing evidence Bb infections are harder to eradicate and more difficult to treat. This information can be seen in the movie Under Our Skin.

Through his research, and with the help of other leading researchers in the fields of molecular and cellular biology, Dr. MacDonald is continuing to pioneer a broader understanding about the behavior of Borrelia burgdorferi as an infectious pathogen.

Thank you Dr. MacDonald for your commitment to the Lyme disease crisis, for your tireless research and for joining me on “Lyme Light Radio”.

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH
LymeLightRadio.com

Dr. Wayne Anderson Discusses Genome Flaws and Links to Chronic Lyme Disease

Some people get infected with the Lyme disease bacteria (borrelia burgdorferi), take the prescribed antibiotics and pull out of the flu like pains and malaise readily. Certain folks get infected and their ultra capable immune function and genetic ancestry enables them to fend off the infection all together. Life goes on smoothly.

Then, there are the estimated 4,000,000 plus people in the USA, and millions more worldwide, whom are struggling with devastating chronic forms of illness created by Lyme disease. Their lives are compromised, fortunes are spent on treatments, many are misdiagnosed with auto-immune illnesses and Lyme or co-infections are the true culprits.

Why do some of us get destroyed by the bacterial infection and others not? Susceptibility is a factor in all illnesses – from a tendency to strep throat, pneumonia, MS or advanced neurological Lyme disease.

Dr. Wayne Anderson of the prominent Gordon Medical Associates team joins me on Wednesday, February 19 1pm PT/4pm ET on Lyme Light Radio. We will explore the fascinating studies of Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker and the ‘genome flaws’ or genetic predisposition some of us were born with that set us up for Lyme disease to create maiming afflictions and ‘trigger’ other disorders.

This is a show you do NOT want to miss! When I heard Dr. Anderson present this information at ILADS Boston 2012, a major ah-ha moment clicked for me! This is ground breaking work and the reason why I was able to heal 100% from advanced neurological Lyme disease, by addressing these issues. It works!

ImageWith a background in education, Dr. Wayne Anderson understands the role of teaching in medical care. Working with grade school students he saw that diet and environment impacted student’s mood and behavior. This sent him back to school for training as a Naturopathic doctor. A growing focus on natural healing approaches in clinical practice in Oregon caused him to broaden his assessment and treatment skills and he earned the designation of Physician Assistant.

For two decades, Dr. Anderson practiced in a busy community-based family medical center, treating individuals and families from birth to old age. His emphasis on patients experiencing chronic illness grew. As he became aware of the prevalence of chronic Lyme disease and related conditions he realized the important part they play in chronic illness.

In 2002, Dr. Anderson left family practice to work with Eric Gordon MD. Now he has a practice with a concentration on chronic illness, using tools and experience from both conventional and integrative medicine. At GMA, with a growing focus on Lyme disease, he has developed a deeper understanding of chronic illness, its treatment, and the frontiers still available as possible solutions.

A curious and dedicated clinician, Dr. Anderson is committed to the ongoing process of learning and teaching. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Anderson maintained his initial focus on teaching. For over 20 years he taught medical students at Touro Osteopathic Medical School, and supervised residents from Sutter Hospital and interns from the Physician Assistant programs in the clinic setting.  He is also a popular speaker on the topics of Lyme disease and neurotoxin illness.

For more than 25 years, Dr. Anderson has known that his patients are partners in the process of learning about and treating their illness, whether they choose conventional or alternative medicine or a combination of both. He listens to understand each patient’s strengths and challenges and improve his effective interaction with them. He sees every person as complex, integrated, and unique, and believes that treatment should optimize health and well-being.

An avid film historian and true music enthusiast, Wayne spends his spare time watching movies, old and new, and listening to a wide selection of music.

Thank you Dr. Anderson – your work with tick borne diseases and ability to educate are brilliant.

Katina I. Makris, CIH, CCH
LymeLightRadio.com

Healing From Lyme Disease Naturally with Dr. Gedroic

Lyme disease and the assorted co-infections (babesia, bartonella, EBV) that ticks carry can be an overwhelming process, breaking bank accounts, careers and many a spirit. This auto-immune style complexity of symptoms illness, has maimed missions of individuals in the USA alone.

As a survivor of advanced chronic neurological Lyme, I am a living testimony that antibiotics are NOT the only way to recover your life from Lyme. Though it took ten years of herbal, homeopathic, nutritional rebuilding protocols, I healed 100% and am passionate about helping others reclaim their lived from Lyme and co-infections. You can succeed!

Lyme Light Radio interviews a brilliant doctor this Wednesday, February 5th (my birthday!) 1pm PT / 4pm ET on TheDrPatShow.com and LymeLightRadio.com

Dr. Kristine Gedroic will share her success with Lyme disease by using the natural healing vehicles, that are akin to those which so beautifully helped me.

ImageKristine Gedroic MD. FAAFP, DABMAis a board certified family practitioner specializing in Integrative Medicine. She also has an expertise in German biological medicine.

Dr. Gedroic received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her internship at Cornell University and her residency at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey.

In addition, she had studied Integrative Medicine with Dr.Andrew Weil. Dr. Gedroic is also a board certified acupuncturist.

Please join us for a very uplifting and informative interview. You will gain insight into the pekana homeopathic formulas, Beyond Balance Herbs and Dr. Gedroic’s philosophy on how to tackle this truly shape shifting infectious disease.

Also – since it is my birthday. All day I will be giving away copies of my award-winning memoir and recovery guide “Out of the Woods”. Please email my office with your mailing address at katina.makris@comcast.net or call in during out 60 minute show 1pm PT/4pm ET at 800-930-2819!

Happy Birthday gifts to all you terrific folks!!

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH
LymeLightRadio.com

Lyme Disease Co-Infections and Mold Issues with Dr. Neil Nathan

Ticks, the primary vector which transmit the bacterial infection of Lyme disease, are like miniature cesspools. They carry numerous other microbes, contributing symptoms akin to Lyme but slightly nuanced. These “co-infections” are difficult to diagnose via blood testing, and are maiming hundreds of thousands of people annually.

Joining us on Lyme Light Radio, Wednesday January 22, 1pm PT/4pm ET is Dr. Neil Nathan, the author of the wonderful nook, “On Hope and Healing: For Those Who Have Fallen Through the Medical Cracks”.

Practicing at the renowned Lyme savvy Integrative medicine facility, Gordon Medical, in Santa Rosa, CA, Dr. Nathan brings us his expertise, keen intelligence and knowledge of how mold issues contribute to the Lyme disease equation, as well.

ImageAt the welcome invitation of his longstanding friend and colleague, Eric Gordon, MD, he joined Gordon Medical Associates in April 2009. This allowed him to become a part of this medical community, along with the bonus of being closer to his three children and his wife’s family, all of whom reside on the West Coast. Dr. Nathan opened the Fort Bragg branch of GMA in August, 2009.

Neil is a gifted physician who is passionate about healing. Since he loves to learn, he considers himself “always a student”, and gets fired up about learning new approaches that might work for his patients. Never satisfied to just learn superficially, when something grabs Neil’s attention, he will research and study with the person who really KNOWS how to do it, so he can maximize its clinical benefits.

Neil’s specialties fit right in with Gordon Medical Associates – Lyme Disease, thyroid disease, chronic illness, chronic pain, autism, and the use of functional medicine and alternative medicine whenever possible. Dr. Nathan has extensive experience with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue, and uses the bio-medical approaches created by his good friend, Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum. For Lyme Disease, Neil works with botanicals, herbs and homeopathy, as well as antibiotics when necessary. He also has expertise in working with chronic pain clinics in Minnesota and Missouri, and really appreciates the opportunity to help relieve pain for those who are suffering. Regardless of the illness or condition, he spends time learning and getting to know each patient to determine how gently or aggressively to treat, and in what manner.

In addition to his background as a family practice physician, Dr. Nathan is also trained in a number of adjuvant modalities, including classical homeopathy, osteopathic manipulation including craniosacral therapy, prolotherapy, hypnosis and Reichian therapy. Dr. Nathan is passionate about seeking healing for those who come to him in need.

LLR is heard in Southern New England on WBLQ 1230AM and streams live on the internet at TheDrPatShow.com, LymeLightRadio.com and WBLQ.net

Having personally heard Dr. Nathan present at the International Lyme and Associated Disease conferences, I am truly honored to welcome this remarkable physician and educator to my show. He is a gifted healer with an enormous wealth of insight into the “Lyme equation”.

Please make sure to tune in, out interview witll be archived at TheDrPatShow.com and on iTunes, too!

Thank you listeners and Dr. Nathan.

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH
LymeLightRadio.com

January and February Schedule for Lyme Light Radio

January

1/8: Lyme Light Radio with Katina: Unique Vascular Technique helps Lyme and CFS Patients – Dr. Michael Arata (4pm ET)

1/15: Lyme Light Radio with Katina: ACT updates and Lyme Warrior Foundation hosts gala (4pm ET)

1/22: Lyme Light Radio with Katina: “Why Can’t I Get Better?” – with NYT best selling author Dr. Richard Horowitz (4pm ET)

1/29: Lyme Light Radio with Katina: Unravelling Complex Chronic Illness with Dr. Wayne Anderson (4pm ET)

February

2/5: TBA

2/12: Lyme Light Radio with Katina: Dana Walsh, Lyme survivor of Under Our Skin joins us! (4pm ET)

2/19: Lyme Light Radio with Katina: Dr. Neil Nathan of Gordon Medical (4pm ET)

2/26: TBA

Tick Borne Disease Alliance Featured on Lyme Light Radio

We are delighted to interview one of the world’s most prominent tick borne disease foundations on Lyme Light Radio. David Roth and Staci Grodin merged the former ‘Turn the Corner’ foundation in 2012, bringing massive energy, fundraising work, Lyme disease awareness and support campaigns to America’s fastest spreading infectious illness. The nation is a better place for the work of TBDA.

Since September 2013 we have shared weekly interviews with John Donnally and TBDA’s ‘Bite Back For A Cure’ trek across the continent on behalf of Lyme disease awareness. These 3 months have been eye-opening for myself and our listeners as John has so fluidly educated us on the massive swath of  of the tick borne crisis from state to state, as well as illuminating incredible stories, doctors and support groups he interacted with.

December 18th we wrap up John’s trek and his gleanings as well as visit with Staci Grodin, a talented, passionate woman and TBDA’s president.

Please join us at 4pm ET/1pm PT at TransformationTalkRadio.com, TheDrPatShow.com, LymeLightRadio.com and live on talk radio 1230 AM in Southern New England.

Call in 800-930-2918 with questions and comments and we have a book give-away!! The first 3 callers will receive copies of the award winning Lyme recovery memoir and treatment guide, “Out of the Woods”.

Now in the heart of gift giving season, I am grateful to share the gift of Lyme Light Radio with you all. Thank you to our sponsors – Advanced Cell Training, Bite Back For A Cure, BioResources, the crew at WBLQ and the enlightened Dr. Pat Baccilli, owner of the network and the Dr. Pat Show syndicate for helping us produce this timely, educational, weekly show. What a gift to share Lyme disease information weekly!

Katina Makris, CCH, CIH
LymeLightRadio.com

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 LymeLightRadio.com, TheDrPatShow.com 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,

Katina