Dr Richard Horowitz Brings Co-Infections To Lyme Light Radio & Omega Institute Workshop

It is with true joy I welcome the talented, gracious, pioneering and devoted Dr Richard Horowitz, one of the brilliant Lyme disease specialists of our time, back on air with me this week on “Lyme Light Radio”. Please tune in wednesday June 17, 1pm pt/ 4pm et at LymeLightRadio.com, WBLQ.net or TransformationTalkRadio.com for an hour of insights into the confusing maelstrom of conditions that tick-borne co-infections induce in a Lyme disease case, or even in certain autoimmune conditions,like rheumatoid arthritis, MS or Lupus.

Dr Horowitz has keen knowledge on so many facets of how the human body reacts to these micro-organisms as well as what efforts must be sustained to bring about personal healing and societal healing.

We also will learn about the “Living Well With Lyme Disease” workshop weekend held at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY on June 26-28 that Dr Horowitz, myself and Dr Tom Francescott will be co-teaching. Our objective is to bring attendees the resources they need to maintain a healthier quality of life when infected by Lyme disease, now the nation’s fastest spreading insect borne infectious illness. Medical, naturopathic and spiritual components will be featured on this weekend. See http://www.eOmega.com for more details, some scholarships are available.  

Horowitz picture 2014Dr Richard Horowitz is a board certified internist in private practice in Hyde Park, N.Y. He is medical director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center, an integrative medical center which combines both classical and complementary approaches in the treatment of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne disorders. He has treated over 12,000 Chronic Lyme disease patients in the last 28 years, with patients coming from all over the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand to his clinic. He is former Assistant Director of Medicine of Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and is one of the founding members and past president elect of ILADS, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. He is also past president of the ILADEF, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of health care professionals on tick-borne diseases.

Dr Horowitz has presented at numerous local, national, and international scientific conferences on Lyme Disease, and has published on the role of co-infections and toxins in Lyme Borreliosis. He was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award by the Turn the Corner Foundation for his treatment of Lyme Disease, and has dedicated his life to helping those stricken with this devastating illness. His NY Times Science Best Selling book “Why Can’t I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease” was published through St Martin’s press in November 2013, and explains his full classical and integrative approach to helping those stricken with tick borne diseases and resistant  chronic illness.

http://www.cangetbetter.com

At TBDAlliance Lyme Gala
At TBDAlliance Lyme Gala

Skyhorse Publishing Welcomes Author Katina I. Makris

It is official! Thank you to my hard working literary agent Dede Cummings, the embracing welcome of my new editor Abigail Gehring and the visionary uber-talented Skyhorse publisher, Tony Lyons for signing me to a two book deal with one of the fast growing, contemporary minded publishers in the world today – SkyHorse Publishers, Inc!

We will take “Out of the Woods: Healing Lyme Disease – Body, Mind & Spirit”  into a new release, with an updated ‘Nuts & Bolts’ treatment guide, prevention, epilogue and forward by one of America’s most prominent Lyme disease specialist physicians. It is most exciting as “Out of the Woods” will go into foreign translations, to reach our Lyme weary friends in Europe and Asia.

My followup book “Mending: The Auto-Immune Illness and Lyme Disease Recovery Guide” is a spectacular book conveying the cross over misdiagnosis so many millions of people struggle with. When is Lyme is misunderstood and instead diagnosed as an auto-immune illness the suffering and drug dependency is overwhelming. I choose to help unveil this snarled mess.

What is special about “Mending” is that I share my deep and powerful metaphysical understandings and healing tools for all these illnesses with color illustrations, succinct explanations and proven self-empowering methods (i.e. learning to access willpower, set a healing affirmation, unlock your vision-keeper), alongside specific herbals and homeopathics, “Mending” is a book designed to help a sick individual reclaim their wellness, ignite their inborn self healing tools neglected in modern society and recalibrate to just how much inner resource we have, but need guidance in how to access.

As someone who was scoured by misdiagnosed Lyme, I personally know the suffering and how to resurrect myself from the abyss, when doctors’ have limited resources to offer. “Mending” would have been a life-boat to me, when wrecked, offering viable tools and insights into true healing. How promising these venture are! I aim to help those struggling and, what a whirlwind trip on 12/12/13 Dede Cummings and I shared to visit my new colleagues at Skyhorse in NYC!

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We dashed down the highway from Vermont on an icy, windy day, breezing into Manhattan brimming with its endless crowds, traffic and enthralling festive holiday buntings. A native to this area, it felt great to be back in the pulse of momentum, high achieving success, the bantering flirtatiousness of construction workers and the looping speed of the subway maze. Roasting chestnuts wafted the air, triggering my childhood memories of Christmas shopping with my dashing, elegant father.

Skyhorse was abuzz with work. Abigail and I attuned our scheduled deadlines and work ahead. I met with managing editor, Sarah, Publisher Tony Lyons, and a very thorough marketing and sales plan with Sales Manager, Bill Wolfstahl. After much inquiry, I got the ‘good word’ from him, that we will all push hard to make these books best sellers, working on many levels, each of us, to reach the many millions in need. With my ‘multi-plex’ personality, Bill feels we’ve got the ‘right stuff’ to perform well. Wow! A real publicity team to help support all my missionary work and grassroots speaking venues!! This felt great.

Dede and I navigated rush hour subways, the street musicians bringing fantastic energy to the underground! Times Square thronged. Dinner at a charming upper East side Mexican Restaurant.         .

I met my treasured childhood friend, Robin, for tea at the eternally stately Plaza Hotel, a bastion of my childhood memories – tea, post theater drinks, celebration dinners. If felt important to touch my roots, in more way than one. Thank you Robin Langsdorf Photography for capturing my portrait in a place of repose. This one is a keeper.

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Some window shopping on Fifth Avenue; Tiffany, Bergdorf’s, Bulgari glittering in opulence, frosted the trip with magic only a NYC pre-Christmas spirit can induce. Salvation Army bells cascading as the hansom cabbies and horses trotted by.

Back on the highway northwards our hearts were soaring, spirits ignited with creativity and my future laid out before me in clarity. I need to buckle down and write with devotion – my deadlines are very tight! But, this is all for the good of creating great works.

I am blessed. I am guided. I am protected. I am grateful. I am honored. I will bring my best work forward to the world. Thank you SkyHorse Publishing for this fabulous opportunity to amend suffering for all too many. May we be graced in our relationships together.

Happy Holidays to all,

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

KatinaMakris.com

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

Dr. Daniel Cameron and Cyclist John Donnally both on Lyme Light Radio

Lyme Light Radio hosts two fabulous interviews this week. Join us Wednesday November 13, 4pm ET/1pm PT on TheDrPatShow.com and LymeLightRadio.com at the top of the hour.

TBDA cyclist John Donnally on the “Bite Back For a Cure Campaign” updates us on his amazing trek across America. Launched 9/29 from San Francisco, this heroic Lyme disease survivor and advocate has been busy bringing advocacy and awareness nationwide. Now in Ohio, we share John’s journey and gathering grassroots coalition. TBDAlliance.org

ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Disease Society) is the premier educational group in the world, training health care practitioners about tick borne illness. Dr. Daniel Cameron, ILADS President, joins us at 4:30/1:30 for an intimate view inside this instrumental organization and the life altering work they do. It is my true privilege to interview this remarkable physician and devoted Lyme disease educator. ILADS.org

Do not miss this very important show. Please share this with all your friends. We will be archived in podcast at TheDrPatShow.com and also on itunes.

Thank you listeners! “Lyme Light Radio” celebrates it’s 3 month birthday with this show! Wow!

Like last week, I will give an autographed copy of “Out of the Woods: Healing Lyme Disease – Body, Mind & Spirit” to our 5th caller. 800-930-2819 Be that lucky recipient! Join us!

Katina Makris, CCH, CIH
LymeLightRadio.com

Spiritual Healing

P1020473I watched evening descend. Soft skies, honeysuckle and birdsong filling my senses. A quiet periwinkle lingered to almost 9pm. Grace and beauty painted the perimeter of my sight. what a nightfall. I felt blessed.

Next, these words came to me — potent and vivid, as a guided tool to help those needing spiritual assistance. Whether health issues, emotional woes or financial burdens are weighing on you, take a moment to follow this visualization healing exercise. It will help ease off the energy that is draining and hampering you, and shift you within, to one of more true vibration.

Imagine your own spirit rising up from the crumpled Lyme disease riddle body or otherwise hampered condition it vies with. Sense your spirit when it is above you, how free and unencumbered the state is. 
Write down the sensations, images, words that come to you.

Talk to your spirit-self. Remind ‘it’ how grateful you are for it holding on inspite of all this that you struggle with.

With your eyes closed ask your spirit what it most needs to change in your vibration in order to overcome illness, suffering or burdens.

Listen.

Grab that message. Write it down- anything that comes to you. Even if its just one word. Keep it somewhere nearby to look at.

Everyday take a moment to recall this awareness. Be with it. Embrace it. Read the words out loud to your self. You will start the mind-body healing pathway.
This practice will help over time. Keep it up for months.

You are blessed.

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

Healing Intention from Katina Makris speech, Lyme Disease Awareness Rally, Washington DC, 2013

Katina Makris Lyme Rally DC
Katina Makris Lyme Rally DC

“In order to overcome Lyme and be well, it is vital to use the power of our mind-body healing power. You must BELIEVE  in your vibrant future. You must SEE yourself there. Belief is a powerful energy. It triggers the brain to create healthy, feel good neuro-transmitters, which it turn jump start the immune system. BELIEF is something we can each instill. YOU can set a healing intention of your own. You can set an image of yourself in your mind’s eye that is strong and vital and glowing. I did this when I was wrecked, 5 years trapped at home, trembling on my living room sofa, in despair and too weak to walk without help. My doctor said my nervous system was so fragile that in older days he  would have hospitalized me on tranquilizers for repair. Instead, he had me mimic the rest cure in my home. It was an isolating, cavernous time for me.

But, receiving a Lyme diagnosis after 5 years of prominent New England doctors and hospitals telling me nothing was wrong with me other than chronic fatigue syndrome and migraines, I actually felt HOPE. Receiving the Lyme diagnosis gave me hope, because I BELIEVED I could overcome a bacterial infection. That belief gave me power. That power gave me a mission. That mission made me work hard on my commitment. And, I learned how to use the mind-body healing pathway. In those months daily, I visualized myself as strong, vital, radiant and healthy, spreading my arms high and wide like a grand copper beech tree.

And, Here I stand before you, 8 years later, healthy, whole and that very image I willed myself to be. No more Lyme disease, no more chronic fatigue syndrome and I am impassioned to help change the future. To change the future of this Lyme disease atrocity. To help us all use our collective intention to bring healing for all.

Right now here today, in addition, I utter a plea—May this illness be stopped! May the people in power start to listen.  Your voices, your tireless efforts, your willingness to leave your homes, and many of you on limited resources, find your way here to Freedom Plaza is an outpouring of passion, of intention, of commitment, of belief! I applaud every brave spirit here today. Your will is mighty, your heart is powerful and together we are creating a groundswell. Our history, our collective story, our understanding of what Lyme disease looks like and feels like, moves us to take risk, to speak the truth and to manifest a change.  We will amend the suffering, the denial, the crooked thinking.

I believe in the power of the mind, the calling of our heart, and the mighty force of our will. When we can draw on these inner resources well then we can move mountains. We can affect change. We can heal ourselves, others, the planet. If we can all focus together, aligning our hearts and minds in a common energy, then that unified force gains power and momentum.

I believe we can change the future of Lyme disease. I feel the awareness shifting, the call of hundreds of thousands of voices in dire need, pleading for help. I am honored to be a voice for others, to push the envelope, to shift the tides regarding this illness. And, I need us to all bind together.

In my final moments with you now,  I would like to set a healing intention. A healing intention for the Lyme community, as well as each of you individually. Let us take a moment together. Close your eyes if it helps you to center. Put your hand over your heart. In your mind’s eye see yourself as powerful and strong. Now, drop your awareness from your mind, down into your heart. Feel its steady, knowing presence.  It is from our hearts that we heal. Now we bind our mind, our heart and willpower with an intention.

I speak these words of healing intention, with hope. Hope for your healing, for the Lyme community’s healing and for an end to this epidemic. Here are my words of healing intention:

I believe in a healthy future for myself, for my loved ones and those who suffer with Lyme disease.

I trust that the right people, resources and energies will align to arrest this epidemic. 

With my own personal will and intention I move forward into a happier, healthier, Lyme-free tomorrow.

May each and every one of us be guided and protected today and always. 

 

Thank you for having me here today. You are wonderful, gifted people. It is my privilege to be in your company.”

Katina I.Makris, CCH, CIH

author of “Out of the Woods”, Classical Homeopath, Intuitive Healer, Speaker, Lyme disease advocate