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

Massachusetts Making Historical Step for Lyme Disease, Help Them & All of US

News Release

Feb. 6, 2014

Governor’s Community Innovation Challenge Awards $111K for State’s First ‘Tick-Borne Disease Network’
Funds support tick testing by UMass Amherst laboratory free to residents of 32 towns

AMHERST, Mass. ­- Massachusetts Secretary of Administration and Finance Glen Shor announced today that the Bedford, Mass. Board of Health, on behalf of 31 other partner towns, will receive $111,000 from the governor’s Community Innovation Challenge Grant program to form the state’s first Tick-Borne Disease Network (TBDN) for surveillance of ticks and tick-borne diseases. The announcement was at the Massachusetts State House.

Towns will use the Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, which will receive, identify, test and report the occurrence of ticks and associated diseases to residents, their boards of health and the state Department of Public Health. Medical zoologist Stephen Rich, LMZ director, helped to craft the proposal for Bedford. He says the idea started as a network of public health departments in five towns in Middlesex County, which grew when 10 Franklin county towns asked to join, followed by all 15 towns of Barnstable County on Cape Cod, plus Nantucket.

“It’s been exciting to be a part of truly collaborative effort between town health officials and the University. And because of this effort, more than 30 towns in four counties are able to provide free tick testing to their residents over the coming year,” he notes. “We hope and expect this will be such a success that it will continue in future years and more of the 351 towns and municipalities in Massachusetts will participate.”

LMZ will test 100 ticks from each participating town, 50 each in the spring season and 50 in the fall, on contract for the new tick network for $30 each, a discount from the $140 currently charged to the public to test for three important tick pathogens.  The reduction is possible because with higher volumes and fixed funding the LMZ can meet costs and provide high quality service, Rich says.

The program will provide estimates of pathogen prevalence and allow each town to see rates of tick biting activity in real time, the LMZ director says. Each tick will be tested for Borrelia burgdorferi, associated with Lyme disease, as well asAnaplasma phagocytophilum and Babesia microti, the principal emerging and potentially lethal pathogens that cause Anaplasmosis and Babesiosis, respectively. Distribution of these pathogens in ticks is poorly understood and likely varies substantially across the state, he adds.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Surveillance statistics show that in Massachusetts, confirmed cases of Lyme disease have increased from 23.9 cases per 100,000/population in 2004 to 60.9/100,000 in 2008 and the disease is now considered endemic in all of Massachusetts, public health officials note.

At present the LMZ at UMass Amherst collects thousands of ticks, dead or alive, from across the country to help map the distribution of different types and categorize the many disease-causing pathogens they carry. The service helps families and their physicians as well as epidemiologists, says Rich, and is a good example of how the university’s flagship campus can partner with communities to meet concerns about a very real threat to public health.

Established in 2006, the LMZ tested about 2,000 ticks from 40 states last year, Rich says. Building its database continually expands its usefulness to epidemiologists who track the growing number of disease causing pathogens carried by these ticks.

Rich explains, “We’re not practicing medicine or diagnosing disease, but we can help provide clues for patients and physicians. It’s like radon testing. If you have your house tested for radon and it’s positive, you don’t go to your oncologist and tell him or her that you have cancer. But still, your exposure level is important information for both you and the doctor. It’s the same thing with ticks. If you know the tick that bit you tested positive for a pathogen that causes a certain disease, you can take that information to your doctor. It can help to narrow down your diagnosis more quickly.”

Further, he adds, “These are just the benefits realized by individuals who have their ticks tested. The real game changer is the extraordinary epidemiological opportunity to quantify who’s being bitten, when these bites occur, and what the ticks may be transmitting.”

In addition to the Nantucket Health Department, Franklin County participating public health departments are in Buckland, Charlemont, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Hawley, Heath, Leyden, Monroe and Shelburne. In Middlesex County participating departments are in Acton, Bedford, Carlisle, Concord, Lincoln and Winchester. In Barnstable County they are Barnstable, Brewster, Bourne, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet and Yarmouth.

More: www.tickdiseases.org/

www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/umass-amherst-research-lab-provides

www.mass.gov/anf/budget-taxes-and-procurement/working-for-you/community-innovation-challenge-grant/fy14-cic-projects.html

Contact:         Janet Lathrop, 413/545-0444jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
                        Stephen Rich, 413/545-5225smrich@umass.edu 

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

Thankful for Lyme Light Radio’s Latitude and Stardom

A year of profound awakening in the domain of tick borne disease, as the topic has finally become news worthy! I am truly blessed to host the weekly talk show program- “Lyme Light Radio with Katina”. What a supreme launch we have had!

I give thanks – to Dr.Pat Bacilli, Lyme Light Radio’s network owner who ‘tapped’ me in the first place to create this dynamic, much needed radio program. Your belief in me has been life altering. True gratitude to the entire team at The Dr. Pat Show – Linda Firing, Jesica Henderson, Kim Hunt for your production, creative design and mentoring. Collaboratively we have created a tremendously valuable educational and inspirational Lyme dialogue, ushering in a wave of transformation. Change can happen!

My pals at WBLQ, our broadcast station – Chris DiPaulo, Krissy Carlson, Loren Matthews – YOU ROCK! Without your technical smarts, coaching and weekly hand-holding Lyme Light Radio would not air. Thank you for working with me and broadcasting us so smoothly. I love our lead in music and promo, “Change is Gonna Come”!

Thank you to the absolutely FABULOUS guests whom have come on air for interviews. I am in awe of the talent, the passion, the experience and honesty my guests have shared with out listeners. Please go look at our archived shows:  click the archive link on LymeLightRadio.com and see the line-up of prominent physicians, authors, researchers, and activists I have interviewed. AND, we have more great guests coming in the year ahead! It is marvelous! The flood of guest requests coming in is phenomenal.

To our sponsors; Advanced Cell Training, TBDA and BioResources, I express true gratitude. Without you we could not produce Lyme Light Radio with Katina. Your support is helping educate the world about Lyme disease, tick borne illness and healing. Your vision and faith in me is changing lives.

And, a special dose of warmth and heartfelt love to my trusty assistant Charlotte Miller, who holds all the details of Lyme Light Radio together. Without you lovely Charlotte, loose ends would be a snaggled mess!! Plus, all of you please send a facebook thank you or tweet to my social media assistant, Chloe Rapp, @LymeLightRadio and on facebook. Beautiful, smart, Lyme warrior Chloe keeps us ‘alive’ in the media world. Thank you for your heads up ability to spark attention and bring us in new listeners. You are a gem!

Last and certainly not the least, I thank all you beautiful people who tune in toauthor Katina Makris live or listen to our archived podcasts. (we have a downloadable phone app, see WBLQ.net or TheDrPatShow.com to obtain it) Dr. Pat and I created this show for you. We want to wake up the world to the confusion surrounding tick borne disease. We aim to educate, inspire and create a space of hope for the millions in need.

I am blessed to have survived the near death calamity of advanced Lyme disease. My commitment to ending suffering propels me to take risk, communicate and offer insights around Lyme disease. Thank you for your time with me each week. Together we are doing something powerful – we are helping mankind.

At this time of Thanksgiving I reflect and feel both guided and graced with Lyme Light Radio. May we all flourish for years to come.

With blessings,
Katina Makris, CCH, CIH

National Lyme Disease Rally, Washington, DC, May 25

Please consider coming to Washington, DC for a rally on a public health crisis–Lyme Disease, the #1 fastest spreading infectious illness in the USA. MayDay is the time and place to urge out government and populace to ‘wake up’ to the hidden epidemic

ALL people of all ages, nationalities, regions can be infected by this tricky bacteria, transmitted by common ticks. Your support and presence is essential. See details below:

MAYDAY 2013!
SATURDAY, MAY 25th, 2013
FREEDOM PLAZA
10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON, DC

Please plan on joining us this Memorial Day weekend at FREEDOM PLAZA in Washington, DC, to show your support for Lyme disease patients, friends and family, promote awareness and URGE CHANGES!

Why a Rally?

Lyme disease and related infections and complications negatively affect millions of lives everyday, yet the denial and ignorance surrounding our disease(s) is astounding. We continue to face far too many needless issues, including (but certainly not limited to) accurate testing, diagnosis/misdiagnoses, an uninformed and misinformed medical community, effective treatments, insurance company denials, obtaining disability, and the high costs of available treatments. The multitude of issues surrounding this highly politicized disease(s) is so vast that the rally is not focusing in on one particular issue for MAYDAY 2013. Pick one, Be sure to put those issues on your Rally signs for the world to see!

As in years’ past, this year’s MAYDAY Rally will help to promote awareness of Lyme disease, to continue to build camaraderie within the ever-growing community, and to keep the pressure on our elected officials and insurance companies to take action regarding their negligence.

What is THE most important aspect of any rally or protest?

PEOPLE, multitudes of us! LOTS! Droves! This Rally needs as many humans as possible to be the success that we all need it to be (Think MILLION HUMAN MARCH!). We need large numbers to effectively present our case not only before Congress and our President, but to the media and the world. There is nothing like a rally in front of the White House, in the heart of our nation’s capitol, to insure that the Lyme message is heard, loud and clear, and that the correct info (as opposed to all of the disinfo that we see daily) is made available!

Friday Evening, May 24th:

We will be gathering at the official event hotel, The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center (please see hotel info below), to meet and greet each other and create signs for the protest the following day. This does not mean that you can’t create your sign at home. Just remember that this National Park does not allow sticks, poles or any other type of holding device for our signs — only the paper signs themselves. Your sign should be what rings true to you, whether a cure, better diagnostic tests, better treatments, better physician education, removal of the flawed IDSA treatment guidelines, etc. You will be exercising YOUR right to protest about YOUR specific issues!

Sign Design Tips:
-Use fewer words so that you can make the font size of your letters/words/images larger and thicker. Trying to cram too much info onto a sign makes for poor visibility from afar. If someone needs to stand a foot or less away from a protest sign to understand it, then you may need to rethink your message strategy.

– Bold colors and contrasting colors stand out more and have a much higher visibility than soft pastels or light, pale colors. GO BIG & BOLD for MAXIMUM IMPACT!

AND BE SURE TO GO GREEN! Even if you cannot afford to purchase an official MAYDAY 2013 t-shirt, please wear your fave green t-shirt so that we will have the highest visibility and impact possible! Also, rain or shine, please bring along a green umbrella to help as a shield from rain or sun, and so that, when used in unison, we make a unique, colorful impact!

Saturday Morning, May 25th

Pre-10:00 AM: Please feel free to get up early and lend a hand with whatever needs to be done prior to the event’s opening time.

MAYDAY 2013 GUEST SPEAKER SCHEDULE 

 

10:00-10:20:

Opening Remarks by Josh Cutler, MAYDAY 2013 Committee Chair, Winchester, VA
Memorial Song “When the Healing Comes” by Lisa Bevill, Lyme Patient, Nashville, TN
Memorial Opening Speech by Carolyn Booth Thomas, MAYDAY 2013 Committee Member, Virginia Beach, VA
Memorial Reflection Time “Amazing Grace” and flower presentation

10:20-10:40:
Monte Skall, Executive Director, National Capital Lyme Disease Association, Washington, DC Patient Advocacy
Susan Green, Attorney, Baltimore, MD Patient Advocacy

10:40-11:00:
Samuel Shor, MD, FACP, Reston, VA Scientific Advancements

11:00-11:10:
Virginia Savely, DNP, Washington, DC The Importance of Patient Education about Lyme & Co’s

11:10-11:30:
Katina Makris, CCH, CIH, Author, Peterborough, NH Mending the Emotional & Spiritual Wounds of Lyme Disease

11:30-11:40:
Sharon Rainey, Author, Patient Advocate, Great Falls, VA Benefits of Green Smoothies

11:40-12:00
Patient Open Mic

12:00-1:00: LUNCH BREAK!

1:00-1:30:
Patient Open Mic

1:30-1:50:
David Stewart, MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine & Holistic Medicine, Leesburg, VA Importance of
Co-infection Testing

1:50-2:00:
Jaime Bloom, Patient Advocate, Lawrenceville, GA The Impact of Lyme on the Elderly

2:00-2:15:
Alyssa Knapp, Lyme Survivor, Rhinebeck, NY Life after Lyme

2:15-2:30:
Closing Statement by Josh Cutler

2:30: WHITE HOUSE MARCH!

Saturday Evening, May 25th:
5:30 PM – 10 PM: Once again this year, Jeff and Sharon Rainey have graciously invited Rally participants to their residence in Virginia for a BBQ! Their address will be provided on the day of the protest to those who do not have it yet and are interested in attending.

Will MAYDAY 2013 commemoration T-shirts be available? Yes!
The official MAYDAY 2013 Zazzle Store is open for business! Please use the link below for all of your MAYDAY 2013 WASHINGTON, DC t-shirt needs and more! And please be sure to share this Zazzle link anywhere and everywhere!

http://www.zazzle.com/lymemayday2013/gifts

IMPORTANT: The shirts with WHITE in the design cost more than the two-color/two-tone blue shirts. So, if a full-color design shirt is too costly, just select one that does not have white in it and the price will be lowered. BUT, remember to GO GREEN for your shirt color — any shade of green that strikes your fancy will be fine — a bouquet of glorious green tones is our goal. THANKS!!!

To find out ways that you can help to make MAYDAY 1013 a success, please click here:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mayday-2013?c=pledges

Additional Hotel Information:
The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Rd Alexandria, VA 22311
(703) 845-1010
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/hilton-alexandria-mark-center-DCAAHHF/index.html

IMPORTANT!!!
We are trying to keep a running estimate of the number of people who will actually be in attendance at this year’s MAYDAY Rally. So, please confirm that you are physically attending the protest by ONLY clicking “Going” on the MayDay Facebook Event page if you are actually going to be in attendance at the MAYDAY Rally this year. Also, while we do appreciate those of you who cannot attend but may have clicked “Going” to show your support, please change your response to “Not Going.” This will help us tremendously with our head-count estimates.

Thank you, and we can’t wait to see everyone this MAYDAY! Come one, come all, to the MAYDAY BALL!!! see you there.

This information is provided by Allison Haufmann-Caruna of the MayDay committee.

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Dear Katie Couric, Please Help Lyme Disease

Dear Katie Couric,

Having lost 10 years of my life to misdiagnosed Lyme disease, two completely bedridden was beyond a living nightmare. Famous hospitals and doctors all looked me in the face, and gave me erroneous diagnoses like CFS, migraines, Fibromyalgia, peri-menopause, bi-polar disorder, when all the while it was the Lyme spirochete worming its way from my bloodstream to soft tissue to brain.Faulty lab testing, lack of doctor knowledge, misrepresentation by the Center for Disease Control and Infectious Disease Society have allowed this bacterial induced infectious illness to infect an estimated 3,000,000 Americans, including passing it to the fetus, over the past 10 years alone.

I lost my career and income, home and marriage, health and well-being to Lyme AND I am not alone. This epidemic now rages worldwide (89 countries have Lyme) and I am one of the rare few whom has fully recovered from this illness, with 5 years of intensive treatments and a whole life makeover. My award winning book OUT OF THE WOODS, HEALING LYME DISEASE, BODY, MIND & SPIRIT, chronicles my riveting journey and just what it looks like on the inside of this illness. My voice is one of the multitudes. Too many have lost too much.

I have now devoted my reclaimed life to Lyme disease education, recovery and advocacy. In 2012 I gave 37 lectures, 16 radio interviews, 8 front page newspaper pieces, 5 TV interviews, plus endless blogs and magazine articles on this illness. I can not ask you LOUD enough to cover this topic on your show Katie, and to bring me on as a guest. I will deliver an impressive interview for you that is authentic, intelligent and vital for the future health care of our country. This bacterial illness has surpassed HIV in how fast it is spreading. Time in NOT on our side, but your program and reporting are.

Thank you for caring for the all too many who have been mishandled for too long while Lyme disease surges.

Sincerely,
Katina Makris, CCH, CIH.
KatinaMakris.com
katina.makris@comcast.net

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Sign Petition for Lyme Disease

This is a very important step for millions of people suffering with a long misrecognized disease. Please sign this petition to get Social Security to cover health care costs which have put so many into bankruptcy dealing with medical bills from doctor mismanagement and endless tests regarding Lyme disease. Thanks.

Is Lyme Disease Sweeping the World the way AIDS has?

 

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Many people have concerns over how Lyme disease has been deftly downplayed as a limited short term infectious illness for 4 decades now, yet droves have been treacherously ill from misdiagnosed or mismanaged cases. Current studies are illuminating female lyme ‘carriers’ are transmitting the bacteria to the fetus creating stillbirth, autism, learning disabilities, OCD. Research in the 1980’s, by Dr. Alan MacDonald, clearly pinpointed 70% of Alzheimer victims test positive for the Lyme bacteria, yet the USA government would not fund well documented continued research in this vein.

Much mystery, confusion, medical infighting and now a frank uprising by sick people and their families surrounds Lyme disease and the epidemic status it has attained. It is time for the ‘code’ to be cracked on just what this stealthy bacteria- borrelia burgdorferi and its co-infections, is all about, and let’s find an end to the suffering, the faulty diagnostic testing and the inconsistent recovery treatments! We have the medical geniuses and technologies available for other illnesses, let us just point our laser science minds onto Lyme disease, found in 89 countries of the world.

Please read and share my provocative article here, “Is Lyme Disease the New HIV?” hosted by a new and promising international Lyme community driven website:

Lyme-Aid.net.  Thank you Peter Strang in Australia for bringing me ‘onboard’. Great work can be achieved when many hands unite.

Kind regards,

Katina

NBC TV Boston Highlights Lyme Disease Author

Dear Anne Allred and the news team at WHDH, NBC TV Boston,

Thank you for showcasing my interview and Lyme disease recovery book, “Out of the Woods” on your evening news program of October 16. I appreciate your alertness to this exploding health crisis, with Lyme disease having surpassed HIV as now the #1 fastest spreading infectious illness in the USA.

All ages groups and regions are vulnerable to ticks and the borrelia burgdorferi bacterial infection they carry. The Northeast is considered to be at pandemic levels, with 50-90% of ticks being infected. Yet, areas in California are 100% infected and all states (save Hawaii) are showing cases of Lyme disease. Even Florida, Texas and Louisiana are involved as migratory birds winter over in these regions, bringing infected ticks on board with them. Canada, much of Europe, Australia and 89 countries of the world identify Lyme disease there.

http://www.whdh.com/features/articles/healthcast/BO148965/#.UH9K3SHox4E.email

I appreciate you taking the Lyme epidemic seriously, helping acknowledge the chronic form of this illness, often not diagnosed or even understood by many people, doctors included. It is important we help affect a change regarding this confusion and misdirection. Attention, research money and work as well as symptom education are in dire need. We need Lyme annual screenings and schoolroom tick trainings, too.

I am honored you shared my interview on your evening news with your viewing audience of over 1,000,000 homes. Thank you again for your alert and savvy reporting. I hope we find an end to this potentially life shattering illness soon.

Sincerely,

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

http://www.OutoftheWoodsBook.com

South Shore Massachusetts and Rhode Island Lyme Book Tour

OK Gang! Here is my weekend appearance schedule with “Out of The Woods, Healing Lyme Disease”. Even I am amazed that as an ex-lymie I can handle all this. How exciting! Please pass along and come join me at these wonderful inspirational lyme disease events. A special thanks to Barbara Smith, Jane Barrows, Cynthia Leonard, Jennifer Geronimo for helping coordinate many details!

Sunday, Sept 9, 6-8pm, Westport Grange, Westport, MA (cable TV will be broadcasting this).

Monday, Sept 10, 10 am, NBC TV ch 10, WJAR, Providence, RI interview with health editor, Emmy award winning Barbara Morse Silva.

Monday, Sept 10, noon, Providence Rotary Luncheon, Public welcome!

Monday, Sept 10, 6-8 pm, St. Marks Catholic Church, Jamestown, RI.

My mission is to promote inspiration and guidance for better health in others’ lives. Lyme disease is my passion, healing is my calling.westport and jamestown dates