Out of The Woods Lyme Disease Healing & Detox Retreats- France, California, Montana

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.

http://amaraojai.com/

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 .

Thank you
Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

http://www.KatinaMakris.com
http://www.AmaraOjai.com


Katina with Dr. Edie Resto
Katina with Dr. Edie Resto

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.


 

oange archKatina 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.

Announcing the First Annual Midcoast Maine Lyme Disease Conference

This week on Lyme Light Radio I am excited to welcome Paula Jackson Jones and Angele Rice, co-founders of Midcoast Lyme Disease Support and Education. MLDSE is organizing the First Annual Midcoast Maine Lyme Disease Support and Education Conference on May 2 in Wiscasset, ME, and I am honored to be the emcee at this event as well as deliver the Inspirational message!

Paula n AngelePaula and Angele will share their own stories, and tell us more about what they have planned for the conference, this Wednesday, April 15, on Lyme Light Radio. Please tune in at http://www.transformationtalkradio.com or WBLQ in Southern New England.

Paula and Angela have been working so seriously to bring help to Lyme stricken Maine! Join us on air this week and in Maine on May 2. Moving awareness forward is important for us all.

Katina Makris, CCH CIH

http://www.lymelightradio.com

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When Lyme is Misdiagnosed as MS

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.
You can hear Christine’s amazing story of recovery this Wednesday, December 17 at 4PM Eastern Time at http://www.transformationtalkradio.com or WBLQ 1230 in Southern New England.
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,
Katina Makris CCH CIH
IMG_0842Christine 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
-and-
* 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.

 

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

Tick Borne Disease Alliance Visits Lyme Light Radio

We are fortunate to broadcast a wonderful program, focusing on the philanthropic side of the Lyme disease situation.

Tick Borne Disease Alliance based in New York City, merged with Staci Grodin’s ‘Turn the Corner’ foundation as a less factional and more cohesive body now, with a very big mission.

TBDA, co-chairman, David Roth visits with ‘Lyme Light Radio’ on Wednesday, October 23rd, 1PM PT/4PM ET, illuminating their truly humanitarian mission and objectives, to raise money in order to fund Lyme research, create a national awareness program, promote advocacy and much more. This is essential work, as the Lyme disease situation gets scant NIH money for research and the epidemic surges

Joining us too, on his weekly ‘check-in’ is Lyme recoveree John Donnally, cycling across America on the ‘Bite Back For A Cure’ campaign with TBDA, working to raise Lyme disease awareness.

Tune in on WBLQ 1230AM or online at http://www.TransformationTalkRadio.com

podcast listen here-http://thedrpatshow.com/shows/mak-131023-roth.mp3

Katina
http://www.LymeLightRadio.com

Pamela Weintraub, author of “Cure Unknown” on Lyme Light Radio, 9/11

Mark your calendars now! Wednesday, September 11, 4pm EST / 1pm PSTthe award winning author and esteemed medical journalist, Pamela Weintraub, shared her second version of “Cure Unknown” with us on ‘Lyme Light Radio with Katina’. 

This is the most revered book on Lyme disease in print. Pamela revealed the mismanagement and corruption surrounding Lyme disease that has obfuscated proper diagnosis and treatment of this serious, life altering infectious illness. Decades of medical, insurance industry and political ‘game-playing’ have colluded to deny the illness and millions of lives have been jeopardized.

Pamela pulls no punches. Like a master sleuth, she unravels the ugly truth that Lyme disease has been ‘ignored’ by the very institutions we were taught to trust. 

I cannot wait to discover what Pamela has to share with us on-air 9/11 regarding her 5 year, follow-up with Cure Unknown II. Her news should be enormously enlightening!

It is my true privilege to interview Pamela Weintraub. She is one of my life heros, having recovered from Lyme disease herself and out there fighting for change.

Tune in to WBLQ 1230AM in southern New England, Long Island, NY 4pm EST and streaming live on TransformationTalkRadio.com and TheDrPatShow.com. You can listen to us anywhere in the world! This show is a MUST for anyone interested in the real story behind Lyme disease!

Katina

LymeLightRadio.com

Listen to the podcast here: http://thedrpatshow.com/shows/mak-130911-weintraub.mp3

Bite Back For A Cure – Lyme Disease events

Bite Back For A CureCome join us on gorgeous Martha’s Vineyard, sadly ‘ground zero’ regarding Lyme disease infectious illness density, but a wonderful vacation isle and exciting place to be on August 18, 2013!

In affiliation with the Tick Borne Disease Alliance, a cutting edge group of Lyme enlightened folks based in NYC, we will be providing assorted venues regarding the fastest spreading infectious illness in the USA. See the menu on this flyer and also note that I will be doing a book signing with my award winning Lyme disease memoir and treatment guide, OUT OF THE WOODS, HEALING LYME DISEASE, BODY, MIND & SPIRIT, at: Edgartown Books, 10:00am – 11:30am

I will be presenting a Lyme disease talk at 1:00pm pertaining to signs and symptoms, diagnostic testing, why doctors fail to diagnose 90% of Lyme infections properly, treatment options and inspirational hope for recovery.

I was bedridden for 2 years with advanced Lyme disease, and misdiagnosed with CFS, migraines, anxiety disorders, IBS for 5 years until the Lyme bacteria was finally found by a savvy clinician. During this time I lost all we strive for— my career, income, home, marriage, health and well-being. I have recovered fully and am honored to share my healing story and tools with others, as well as promote Lyme disease awareness worldwide.

These events on August 18 are aligned to help raise research funds and attention for the all too crippling illness, and its stealthy presence in our modern environment. The dinner will be star studded and filled with wonderful energy and information.

JOIN US!!! we aim to change the future for a healthier, safer place!

Introducing Lyme Light Radio with Katina

It is with true pleasure I introduce to you my wonderful new website and an amazing opportunity for all.

http://lymelightradio.com/IMG_7795

Welcome to “Lyme-Light Radio with Katina”, a weekly radio talk show devoted to Lyme disease, in a host, guest, call-in format. Filled with information and inspiration, we aim to educate worldwide listeners on a diversity of Lyme-related topics. This is a timely show, and we are seeking sponsorship to launch by June, 2013.

Broadcast from Transformative Talk Radio’s flagship station, WBLQ 1230 AM, Westerly, RI, in the heart of Lyme country, we will reach 700,000 listeners in winter and 1,500,000 in summer throughout southern New England and New York, plus access to a 300 station syndicate expanded to major US cities, Australia and Europe, leveraging our audience into the multi-millions.

In partnership with The Dr. Pat Show, five years voted #1 most listened to network, “Lyme-Light Radio with Katina” is a huge step forward for the Lyme disease community, enabling us to expand global awareness through the very viable medium of talk radio, on a dynamic network.

As a recoveree of a ten-year chronic Lyme disease journey, I am honored to be your host. Selected by Dr. Pat Baccili for my avid Lyme disease education work, best selling, award winning book “Out of the Woods; Healing Lyme Disease Body, Mind & Spirit” and 28 years experience as a natural healthcare practitioner, my goal is to help end the suffering and confusion surrounding Lyme disease and associated conditions. But, we need your financial sponsorship to make this promising radio show happen.

Please contact me abou the media kit and information on Transformative Talk Radio, our broadcast outlets and syndicates, and the specifics of the “Lyme-Light Radio” show. The sponsorship kit expounds upon pricing for yearly, six month, or single show options. Commercial airtime, website banners, on-air interviews and more are all possible, helping you promote your service, product or message. Of course we welcome donors who value the nature of this program yet have no desire to have commercial or interview airtime.

This is a most exciting opportunity for all of us. Please join forces with me and let us change the future!

Sincerely,

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

THIS GIRL IS ON FIRE

A friend at the pool today said to me “Katina, I love being near you, your positive energy is so infectious. You just light me up!

I smiled and thanked her, “I’m an upbeat person by nature, but lately I’m on fire!” came my reply. “Lecturing nationally on behalf of Lyme Disease awareness and offering my message of inspiration gives me a huge rush. To have overcome the complete adversity I faced; bedridden, broke, a divorce, a lost career, deeply depressed and to now have healed in so many ways- well, I just have to tell the world!”.

Amy smiled and remarked “Your story is so inspirational, but your very being just radiates so much life and joy. You are a vivid example of what living from your passion and potential is all about, Katina. I’m hoping you rub off on me now and all those people who meet you”.

“I vowed to myself on my sickbed that when I recovered I would do what I felt moved me and hold nothing back. A channel opened in me, I felt it one day when in deep meditation. Energy flooded in my crown chakra. I knew then that I was meant to move forward and live on purpose, not by accident or by default, but with clear intention and with heart”. “Some days I feel lit from within. I can’t hold my energy back. I let it flow- writing, counselling, you name it- I’m in the flow and I won’t suppress it”.

“Yea”, Amy says. “I’m an athlete of 40 years. We athletes know that feeling- it is awesome. Power, drive, joy intersect and it is awesome.”

“I feel graced by this life and my path. I take nothing for granted and walk it with profound thanks and in pride”.

“Keep going Katina. You make me feel happy”.

It felt great to be acknowledged by Amy! This interchange was a confirmation for me, that it is no accident I got so devastatingly ill and lost everything I loved. In turn I was forced to examine myself, my life choices, and ways of being in order to heal. The Lyme Disease ordeal was horrific, but ultimately a journey of personal transformation. Out the other side now, ignited within by my intention to help others find ways to transform their own suffering into rebirth, I know there is no possible way to go back to the old me, the conditioned one, the less conscious one, the over-tasking one. Fueled by spirit, ignited by love, moved by the powers of transformation, I want to encourage those of you struggling with Lyme Disease or any other chronic illness to find resources in your life; people or places, to help you turn within to your own deep heart. Your heart is wise and knowing. It bears much love, even for our wounded self, and it holds faithful energy, always beating for you, sustaining your lifeblood.

Take a moment to close your eyes, take some long deep breaths, put your hand over your heart and feel its steady presence. Thank this beautiful heart of yours for its power and patience, and in this moment say to your own self- “I love you”, and really mean it.

We need to love ourselves in these time of distress. It is from the inside that we heal. Medicines, doctors, foods, others may minister to us from the outside, but we too must minister to our own selves on the inside. Healing takes time, it asks for restoration. The trauma of chronic Lyme Disease wounds the heart and the spirit. Not everyone knows how to mend a broken spirit.

In the meantime, tending to your own precious heart energy and special self is an invaluable step in helping align your inner healing resources. I practiced this simple self-love for years and it has helped me recover from advanced Lyme Disease. It is worth trying and sticking with. I continue this practice still.

I look forward to you too one day hearing words similar to Amy’s “your being radiates so much life and joy”.

With blessings,

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

Katina I Makris is a certified Intuitive Healer, Classical Homeopath, inspirational speaker and the award-winning author of “Out of The Woods; Healing Lyme Disease, Body, Mind & Spirit”. OutofThe WoodsBook.com

Holiday Season is a Time to Cherish

As always, I value the kinship and closeness my family and friends mean to me at the season of gift-giving. These days of sharing our time, gifts and meals is an ingrained ritual in our Judeo-Christian cultures. I like it, as a chance to draw near and be attentive to each other, and for many to show reverence to their faith.

These past few days I have been observing how much healthier and balanced I am from 7 years ago, when Lyme disease had me bedridden and bereft. I was forced to sell my treasured, wonderful home in the woodlands to pay my treacherously steep medical bills. I had lost my vital career years prior, along with my marriage and well-being. My mind was shot, my heart vulnerable and my hope for recovery slim. Yet, so desperately I did not want to be an invalid forever. With the help of a savvy Clinical Nutritionist and Integrative Medical Doc I was starting my healing journey. It took 5 years, and I am well and thriving again! I am deeply grateful and also proud of my tenacity and perseverance.

With this in mind, I wanted to share a passage from my memoir, OUT OF THE WOODS, which helps to remind me and show others that personal inner healing tools are invaluable when moving through chronic illness. Please enjoy this portion of a chapter titled “Moving”.

Near Christmastime, Eli, Hunter, and I venture out to buy a tree. This is a first for us, as I’ve always cut a Charlie Brown hemlock from our woods in years past, adorning the tender finger-like limbs with the Delancey Street market, Hungarian ornaments of my childhood. Now, we mount a generously stout fir, its needles feeling brush-like and full, the wintergreen aroma filling our dollhouse in minutes. Hunter strings up colored lights, weaving the mass through the fragrant branches as Bing Crosby croons carols on the stereo. As woozy as I still feel, my energy dipping and rising with no rhyme or reason throughout the days, I feel a warmth of gratitude within. 

After a very long struggle I sense that I’m marking progress in my healing. Three months on cat’s claw and I’m climbing up from the worst of its clutches. Small signs of improvement bolster my hope: a clearer mind, less stomach upset and a faint glow of strength in my limbs. The tune from “The Wizard of Oz” has been tumbling through my mind for weeks now: I’m out of the woods, I’m out of the woods, I’m out of the woods…. 

Santa arrives, leaving a slew of boxes. Eli’s eyes are star filled as he rips off the vibrant paper, new board games and ice hockey sticks cluttering the room. The quarters are so close we have the Christmas tree placed on top of the coffee table and pushed up against the wall. Teaspoon size snowflakes drift down outside the windows. Lucky is festively attired, coyly wearing a brown velvet antler headband. 

“Mommy, Mommy, get the camera!” Eli chants. “Take a picture of Lucky and me.”

It is a moment of perfection.

We close the day with a banquet of food, family, and chatter at Hunter’s sister’s home up the hill. Children, grandparents, and adults with cocktails in hand gather around the burgeoning oak dining table, our number swelling to over twenty. There are smiles and warmth, the feeling of generous embrace from a clan other than my own. There is love.

Today, I take my first steps into tomorrow. I reach way deep down inside into the core of my being. From the pit of my belly I draw forth my formerly sagging will. Making a personal pact of intention, I close my eyes and see myself standing upright and strong like a broad-reaching copper beech tree. I’m smiling and radiant. I look and feel healthy and strong, confident and happy, successful and powerful. 

I will heal completely, I tell myself. I will beat the Lyme disease. I will regain my health, strength, and stamina and be be whole, happy, and successful. Starting now I leave the past behind and step into a new and better future. I will be guarded and protected.

From today forward I begin to recite my pact of intention each day in my morning meditation, at first prone on the sofa, then sitting, and eventually standing. I refuse to slip back into the downward spiral of all the cataclysmic tailspins over the past five grueling years. I’m determined to heal. No one will stop me. It will be.

May your healing journeys bring you to the close concert of inner resources I discovered. Willpower, intention, faith, self belief, love and openness can create room for change and healing. I send you strength and grace.

Katina

OUT OF THE WOODS is Available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Out-Woods-Healing-Disease-Body-Spirit/dp/1600700713