How I Overcame CFS, Fibromyalgia and Neurological Lyme Disease

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.

Katina Makris’ Chronic Lyme Disease & Fibromyalgia Syndrome Recovery

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

Namaste
Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH
LymeLightRadio.com

Historic Lyme News on Lyme Light Radio

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).

You can read Congressman Gibson’s statement here: http://gibson.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=392929&utm_content=buffer67c89&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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.

You can tune this Wednesday, September 17 at 4PM Eastern Time at http://www.transformationtalkradlo.com or on WBLQAM 1230 in Southern New England.

Katlna Makris, CCH, CIH

LymeLightRadlo.com

“Lyme Disease Music Festival in the South” Co-Host, Gregg Kirk, Shares his Incredible Lyme Healing Story on Lyme Light Radio

This week on Lyme Light Radio, I will be interviewing Greg Kirk of the Zen Engines band, who is also the founder of the Ticked off Music Festival! This is an interview I have been excited about for months, as Gregg Kirk is a remarkable human being, talented musician and songwriter and has a stunning Lyme disease recovery to share with us. After 7 years of failed antibiotic therapy, Spiritual Healer, John of God, cured him. This is a show for EVERYONE!! You MUST listen to Gregg’s journey– blows your socks off!! Tune in April 23 to LymeLightRadio.com

As so many of us realize, Lyme disease, America’s fastest spreading infectious illness, is moving at a rate four times faster than HIV/AIDS in contagion. This is a serious matter that all of us need to focus on. Everyone can be exposed to ticks, the primary carrier of the bacteria.

The American Southern states, from Virginia through the deep South and into Florida, are rampant with Lyme disease infested ticks and other insects, yet scant education, awareness, or doctor training has progressed in these areas. Some Southern state infections disease societies do not even acknowledge the illness exists in their states, yet individuals present with the classic early acute infection signs: bulls-eye rash, joint pain, headaches, and fatigue.

Also, of note is that On Saturday May 17, Jacksonville Florida hosts an important and timely event – the Lyme in the South Music Fest. Please read more below and join us all on he sparkling Atlantic Seacoast for a spectacular showcase of talent, invaluable education, and a great fund-raising cause.


lymeinthesouthfestThe Ticked Off Music Fest is an East Coast, US concert series dedicated to the prevention, awareness and cure of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses that have become the fastest-growing infectious diseases in the country. – See more at: http://www.tickedoffmusicfest.com/

The next Ticked Off Music Fest event to kick off is the Lyme in the South Music Fest in collaboration with the Florida Lyme Disease Association.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 17 at River City Brewing Company in Jacksonville, FL beginning at 3 p.m.

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 “Survivorma” 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.


Come on down! You will not be disappointed and in turn have time of your lives! I know this event opens the door for much needed change and success on many levels. I would love to see you there.

Join us live on LymeLightRadio.com, TheDrPatShow.com, TransformationTalkRadio.com, and WBLQ 1230 AM in Southern New England. “Lyme Light Radio With Katina Makris” broadcasts every Wednesday, bringing the most informative, inspirational, and innovative interviews to you and all matters related to Lyme Disease. You can also listen to my interview with Greg on iTunes or at http://thedrpatshow.com/shows/mak-140423-kirk.mp3

Warmly,

Katina I Makris, CCH, CIH

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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

Dana Walsh, Star from “Under Our Skin” on Lyme Light Radio

On this Wednesdays show, Lyme Light Radio will welcome the wonderful Dana Walsh, star of the new documentary “Under Our Skin.” Read about it and check out the trailer here: http://www.underourskin.com. Rarely do we hear from someone with such empathy and sensitivity speak so candidly on their own personal struggle with the disease that has touched all of us in same way or another.

One of the most pivotal moments in a Lyme victim’s life is when they watch the absolutely riveting and deeply honest Lyme disease documentary “Under Our Skin”. This film exposed the decimating struggles so many of us fall prey to when Lyme disease is not properly treated in the acute phase. “Under Our Skin” validates the Lyme disease tragedy and has opened an enormous portal into public recognition of the eclipsing health care crisis we are in.

It is my true honor to welcome a star from “Under Our Skin”, Dana Walsh, Lyme activist, to Lyme Light Radio on Wednesday, February 12, 1pm PT/4pm ET

Dana Walsh, Founder and Producer of Lyme Less, Live More

ImageFeatured in the award-winning documentary, UNDER OUR SKIN, Dana has inspired countless on their road to health by sharing her journey from rock-n-roll event producer to full time Lyme disease patient. During her years at the legendary Bill Graham presents in San Francisco, Dana’s work included VIP corporate parties and private concerts for such clients as Apple, Wired Magazine, Adobe, and Bono and U2.Dana feels blessed to have had the genius of so many medical mavericks to return her to health. Now, empowered by decades of study and experience, Dana is a committed producer, speaker and writer in the health and healing world. Her mission is to deliver a powerful authentic message and to make the intangible a reality. Dana believes her greatest contribution is to put her creative and production talents towards creating projects that focus on holistic recovery. She is the creator of the “7 Essentials to Living Health” and founder/co-producer of Lyme Less Live More.

Dana and I will discuss the truly important spiritual growth side of Lyme disease. Though Lyme is physically and emotionally ruinous, rebirth and transformation are part of the recovery journey. This is a show you will not want to miss. Dana is a talented, wise human being.
Your calls will be welcomed on air at 800-930-2819. Thank you for joining us.
Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH
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

Dr. Richard Horowitz Interviewed On Lyme Light Radio

One of America’s most experienced and treasured Lyme disease specialists, Dr. Richard Horowitz, author of the New York Times best-selling book “Why Can’t I Get Better”, joins me on Lyme Light Radio this Wednesday, 1/29, 1pm PT/4pm ET.

This is a very special opportunity to learn from a cutting edge physician, about recovery methods for America’s fastest spreading infectious illness, Lyme disease. Having treated over 12,000 patients Dr. Horowitz brings a wealth of information and human insight to us. It is my privilege to host a remarkable, caring man with a remarkable career trajectory.

ImageRichard I. Horowitz, M.D., is a Board Certified Internist and Director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center, in Hyde Park, New York, USA. He is a founding member of ILADS, and is President of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Educational Foundation (ILADEF), an organization dedicated to the education of health professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne disorders.

Dr. Horowitz has treated over 12,000 chronic Lyme disease patients in the last 20 years, and has researched and published on the role of co-infections in patients with persistent symptoms. He was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award by the Turn the Corner Foundation in 2007, for his ongoing work with chronic Lyme disease. 
Dr. Horowitz is known for his pioneering work with Lyme disease and is recognized to be one of the country’s foremost experts on chronic illness. 

Please spread the word about this prime interview and join us on January 29th. Every minute will be important!

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