Visionary Healer and Founder of Inanna House, Mara Williams returns to Lyme Light Radio


The author of “Nature’s Dirty Needle”, a book for all of us that introduces case histories and the nuances of Lyme disease an co-infections joins me this week on Lyme Light Radio. Also the founder of the first residential tick borne disease treatment center in the making, Inanna House, Mara bears a deep compassion for the decimating damage this illness induces in patient’s lives. Families, careers, psyches and a body can be destroyed when Lyme disease becomes pervasively entrenched within our systems. Akin to the syphillus tragedies of centuries past, Lyme disease is the modern day maiming blood borne infectious illness.

As a seasoned Nurse Practitioner at the USA’s famed Gordon Medical Associates, Mara has extensive knowledge on the assorted modalities necessary to both deal with a new acute infection or the long term chronic types of advanced Lyme disease. Please help me welcome a true healer, a gifted visionary and a passionate Lyme disease advocate to my show this week. Mara’s wisdom is too precious to be missed.

Mara joins Lyme Light Radio this Wednesday, November 19, at 4 PM Eastern Time, 1pm Pacific Time. You can tune in live at http://www.transformationtalkradio.com or on WBLQ AM 1230 in Southern New England.

Katina Makris CCH CIH

http://www.lymelightradio.com

MaraWilliamsMara Williams is one of America’s leading experts on Tick Borne Diseases (TBDs), specifically Lyme disease.

A health care provider for over 30 years, Mara is a board certified nurse practitioner and energetic healer, a sought after speaker, and the author of Nature’s Dirty Needle, What You Need to Know About Chronic Lyme Disease and How to Get the Help to Feel Better.

Mara is the founder of Inanna House, a holistic healing center specializing in the treatment and rehabilitation from Tick Borne diseases, now in development in Sonoma, California. Mara holds a Masters of Science in Nursing from University of California, San Francisco.

Mara’s current integrative practice focuses on the four aspects of TBDs: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Rehabilitation and Healing. Recognized for her expertise in TBDs using both Eastern and Western medicine, Mara is well versed in the most widely recognized healing modalities, including functional and nutritional medicine; pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, conventional medicines, including antibiotics, and many other less knowing, yet highly effective, healing methods from around the world.

Besides being a healthcare provider, Mara’s personal experience with TBDs includes the care of her daughter, who is presently struggling with Chronic Lyme Disease after having gone undiagnosed for over 20 years. Mara lives with her husband in Northern California.

For more information, please visit Mara at MaraWilliams.net and InannaHouse.org

When East Meets West – Holistic Approaches to Lyme Disease with Dr. Nooshin Darvish

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.

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Please join me with Dr Darvish at LymeLightRadio.com, TheDrPatShow.com, TransformationTalkRadio.com, and Talk Radio WLBQ 1230 AM in Southern New England. This should be a deeply insightful and healing program this week!! You can listen to my interview with Dr Darvish now on iTunes or at http://thedrpatshow.com/shows/mak-140409-darvish.mp3.

Thank you,

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

LymeLightRadio.com

Why The IDSA does not Recognize Chronic Lyme Disease, with Dr Eric Gordon

Dr. Eric Gordon

 Lyme Light Radio with Katina interviews one of America’s premier Integrative Health Care Physicians and Lyme Disease specialists, Dr Eric Gordon, founder of Gordon Medical Associates in Sonoma, Ca. Join us this Wednesday, March 12, 1pm pt/4p et on TransformationTalkRadio.com, TheDrPatShow.com, LymeLightRadio.come or at 1230AM WBLQ on the dial in Southern New England.

I am honored to share the hour discussing Dr Gordon’s expertise on the mayhem surrounding the exploding Lyme disease epidemic and just why

What Dr. Eric Gordon emphasizes is listening to his patients. “I believe my patients. Their description of what is going on in their body is the most accurate way we have to assess what is going on with them. I interpret the information they present, and blend it with laboratory results and imaging and other tests to determine a protocol that is customized to their condition.”

Patients with poorly defined chronic illnesses react differently to all types of environmental stressors and medical interventions. While one patient may respond well to a particular protocol, other patients may not respond at all, or even have a negative reaction.

Dr. Gordon knows there is an interwoven complexity to these illnesses. There is a layering of the body’s adaptations to environmental toxins and infections from pathogens that is unique to every person, depending on their genetic susceptibility, organ vulnerability, toxic exposures, medical history and life circumstances. The body’s various biological systems – immune, endocrine, neurological, gastrointestinal and so on – influence each other and are influenced by each other, both in the development and progression of illness, and also its resolution.
When illness has been present for a long time, a patient’s body is almost invariably dominated by the sympathetic nervous system; it is in a state of hyper-vigilance, a constant ‘fight-or-flight’ mode. Dr. Gordon knows to begin with gentle interventions to help the body find a place of rest and safety. These initial steps allow the parasympathetic nervous system to function appropriately, to let the body find its way, and start healing itself.

This necessitates an eclectic approach. Dr. Gordon says, “As the components of a person’s chronic illness reveal themselves, so will treatment direction. Some patients may immediately benefit from intravenous therapies. Others may respond initially to energetic modalities, such as Frequency Specific Microcurrent or Photon Stimulation. Some patients may require antibiotics while, for others, herbal or homeopathic remedies may be more suitable. Everyone has different supplementation requirements, and needs to follow different detoxification strategies.”

In addition to seeing patients in his practice, Dr. Gordon has organized and served as medical advisor and moderator for a series of medical symposia in Northern California. From 2007-2009, these intensive five-day meetings brought together extraordinary faculties consisting of approximately 30 leading international academic medical researchers and cutting-edge clinicians, respectively focusing on CFS, Lyme, autoimmune diseases and autism.
For Dr. Gordon, however, knowledge and understanding does not come primarily from research, but from interaction and direct experience with his patients. He is first and foremost a private practice physician. His deep respect for the biochemical individuality of his patients is at the heart of his approach.

Dr. Eric Gordon

Helping our Friends in Massachusetts Pass a Lyme Insurance Bill

Please spread the word!

CALL TO ACTION!

The Massachusetts Joint Committee on Financial Services has announced a hearing on H.989, An Act Relative to Lyme Disease Treatment Coverage, on Wednesday, November 13, 1:00-4:00 at the State House in Boston, Room A2. This bill will require that insurance companies cover open-ended antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease when prescribed by a physician.

WE NEED YOUR HELP, SO PLEASE

  • attend the hearing,
  • send written testimony,
  • speak at the hearing, if you are able.

Tell them: 

  • Where in Massachusetts you are from,
  • Your personal story, briefly, on how Lyme has effected you or your loved ones
  • The cost of Lyme (personally and economically) to you and your family. This part is important, as this hearing is before the Financial Services Committee.
  1. If you were denied your physician-prescribed treatment by your insurance company, please tell the Committee so!

If your senator or representative is also a member of the Financial Services Committee, please speak with that person before the hearing. Our elected state officials need to know that Lyme disease is serious and costly, long term treatment can be essential, and many patients are being denied this treatment by their insurance companies.

Even if you do not plan on speaking or submitting written testimony, please come! Just your presence there sends a message that this bill is important. Let’s pack the hearing room!

If you are planning on speaking, you will be limited to 3 minutes. Since we don’t want to put the chairman in the awkward position of having to cut you off, please prepare your remarks in advance (3 minutes is about 2 typed pages). Practice reading or reciting what you will say, and time yourself.

We will work to organize car pools to the hearing, so stay in touch with your support group leaders and MassachusettsLyme for more details. To send your written testimony, please email it to lymebill@gmail.com or fax it to Trish McCleary at 774-241-0071.  

 

Carolina Here I Come! Lyme Disease Author Brings Hope and Help

The North Carolina Lyme Disease Foundation has invited me to come to their Lyme-ravaged state, bringing pertinent guidance on this swiftly spreading infectious illness epidemic. This is a very exciting opportunity for all!

Unfortunately Lyme and its co-infections have slipped under the radar in all of the South. Most doctors are completely unaware that Lyme is active and spreading, misdiagnosing thousands of cases as the flu, lupus, MS, CFS, ALS, fibromyalgia, arthritis, peri-menopause, depression, anxiety, food allergies, and more. They are following outdated CDC and Infectious Disease Society information from the 1980s that labels Lyme Disease as a mere short-term, two week condition.

Clinical evidence has established that this corkscrew bacteria migrates from the bloodstream, to joints and soft tissue, and eventually to the brain and nervous system, creating assorted chronic symptoms and triggering auto-immune style illnesses.

Currently, there are a mere handful of healthcare practitioners recognizing and treating chronic Lyme in North Carolina. Much education needs to be done.

My two talks, in Raleigh and Chapel Hill in April, are open to the public and sponsored by the North Carolina Lyme Foundation. I will present critical information and guidance on signs and symptoms, diagnostic labs, prevention, and treatment. April 7 in Raleigh, April 8 in Chapel Hill. See details below.

Please tell all of your contacts and friends to come and spread the word! This is the first time anyone has come to North Carolina bringing any sort of help or hope. I am honored to be the first “missionary” in, and of course aim to shift the tides of misunderstanding and Lyme denial in the South. Let us envision this trip as the tipping point!

Please follow the link below for dates, times and locations of these events.

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A special thanks to Frances Kuhlbars, Emily Amber, John Dorney, Jan House and Jason Chow for helping these events happen.

Katina

ILADS Winter Newsletter and Lyme Disease

Dear friends,

Please enjoy the latest news from the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society newsletter. They have updates of current research, doctor training dates, and a very nice mention of one of my Lyme advocacy media pieces. See this link here.

http://www.ilads.org/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ILADS%20Winter%202013%20Newsletter&utm_content=ILADS%20Winter%202013%20Newsletter+CID_bfb8d26e5bbfc7ff798dc2bff6a4f977&utm_source=Ilads%20user%20email%20marketing%20campaign

Thank you ILADS for all the endless and critical work you do in the face of the world’s exploding health crisis- Lyme disease!!