San Diego Lyme Disease Support Group Welcomes Katina Makris; Healer, Author, Teacher, Survivor

I am excited to announce that I will be speaking at the San Diego Lyme Support Group on Saturday, January 28, at the Scripps Ranch Library. See the details below.

California friends, I hope that you can join me! I will be sharing recovery skills for Lyme disease and autoimmune illnesses, from my new book “Autoimmune Illness & Lyme Disease Recovery Guide”, as well as teaching how to ignite the mind-body healing axis- a key to full life healing. 0001cq

Importance of The Virginia Lyme Disease Bill on Lyme Light Radio

Hundreds of thousands of people are infected with the Lyme disease bacteria and other tick borne illnesses annually. Yet, only 10% are accurately diagnosed, due to faulty test results of the ELISA test the majority of physicians use. Sadly, these cases are misdiagnosed as assorted auto-immune illnesses (CFS, MS, RA, Lupus, more), neurological issues (ALS, tourettes, bi polar) or brushed off as inconsequential or perhaps a virus, or “you’re just run down”. 

Our population is suffering! Doctors have been under-educated about Lyme disease for decades, believing it to be a short term, acute illness of regional isolation. Clinical findings and decades of a now chronically ill America, illuminate that this shape-shifting spirochete bacteria (cousin to syphilis) moves from bloodstream to tissues, joints, organs and the brain, creating a panoply of symptoms, depletions and often complete life destruction. (I was such a case – bedridden, broke, despairing with 3 false ELISA negatives in 5 years).

Meet Susan Green and Monte Skall, 2 women who have made history in the Lyme disease story. These powerful visionaries, hard workers and compassionate souls fought fiercely in the state of Virginia to get a bill passed which essentially states – “a negative Lyme test result does not rule out that you are infected”, by-passing proper treatment and diagnosis.

They join me on Lyme Light Radio this Wednesday, September 25, 4:00pm ET live on WBLQ 1230AM and streaming on TheDrPatShow.com and TransformationTalkRadio.com. Our call in number is 1-800-930-2819.

Join us for a great show. Learn the importance of this piece of history and how your state needs to follow suit!!

Pass the word.

Thank you

Katina Makris

LymeLightRadio.com

Schedule for August 18, Martha’s Vineyard, Lyme disease Events

Tick Borne Disease Alliance, based in NYC, and Martha’s Vineyard Lyme Center host a chock full day of Lyme disease educational, awareness and fundraising events. This is a significant day for the future health of our nation, as Lyme disease has now surpassed HIV as the fastest spreading infectious illness in the USA.

The CDC admits that the 30,000 cases of Lyme disease reported to them annually, are likely a mere 10% of the true number of cases actually contracted. When not treated promptly with pharmaceuticals in the early weeks of an infection, this shape shifting bacterial infection can morph into auto-immune style symptoms and illnesses. Millions of people in the USA are infected with Lyme disease and neither they nor the doctors are aware of this, as the standard lab test most turn to (if they even rcognize the Lyme suspicion at all) have a 70% false negative error rate. This means many of afflicted folks could ‘get well’, IF they got a proper Lyme diagnosis and treatments, instead of coping and deteriorating with Lupus, MS, ALS, fibromyalgia, CFS, RA, migraines, neuropathy and more.

TBDA, Lyme Light Radio, ILADS and more aim to end the denial, confusion and suffering surrounding the Lyme disease situation with their awarness, educational and fundraising efforts. Please join us on Martha’s Vineyard for this stupendous day, August 18. Or, tune in on-line to TheDrPatShow.com and listen in.

Here is the schedule:

Sunday Aug. 18th – Martha’s Vineyard Lyme Disease Event Schedule

Dr. Enid Haller, the host of the day, will welcome everyone as they arrive.

When Dr. Roni arrives (the 2nd host of the day)  she will say a few words.
 
 
Katina Makris and Dr. Pat will begin broadcast of Lymelight Radio.  They will broadcast from all three locations and interview these people throughout the day. To include:
 
John Donnally – cyclist
Dr. Enid Haller
Dr. Roni Deluz
Jodi Nass
David Roth
Dr. John Aucott
Lyme patients
 

9:30 – Bike riders begin to register for ride at Lyme Center,  38 panhandle rd.

10:00 – 11:30 – Book signing with Katina I. Makris, “Out of the Woods”, Edgartown Books

11:00 – Bike Ride begins,  goes five miles up middle rd to Chilmark Townhall.

Water will be available before, middle and end of ride.

 
1:00 -3:00  Katina I. Makris- Healing Lyme Disease talk and book signing at Chilmark Church (Introduced by Dr. Enid Haller)
 

Everyone goes home to shower and change for evening event

 
5:00 – set up food and drinks and music and PA at grange hall, West Tisbury.
 
6:00 – 9:00   Lyme Fundraiser, Grange Hall.
 
 
 

Program

 
6:00 – Dr. Enid Haller will welcome everyone and introduce Singers
 
6:15 – Dr. Enid Haller
 
6:20 – Dr. Roni Deluz
 
6:30 – TBDA – Jodi Nass/ David Roth
 
6:35 – Cape Cod Comm. College – Lorna Andrade
 
6:40 – Dr. Pat Bacilli- radio syndicate owner/host
 
6:45 – Katina I. Makris- Lyme Light Radio host
 
6:50 – Dr. John Aucott- John Hopkins
 
6:55 – Dr. K. Lantzman
 
7:00 – Movie – Lyme Stories of Marthas Vineyard
 
7:05 – Dr. Enid Haller Closes
 
 
Dinner and Dancing with Music until 8:30

Lyme Disease is no Longer an Innocent Infection says The New Yorker Magazine

Ticked OFF Lyme keynote SpeakerLong debated as a potentially life altering pernicious illness, Lyme disease, caused by a bacterial infection, borrelia burgdorferi has confounded millions of sick people and the medical community for close to 4 decades now.

Michael Spector of The New Yorker Magazine delves into the mayhem surrounding the Infectious Disease Society’s denial that the bacteria can morph into auto-immune style illness, versus the frank clinical findings savvy doctors, patients and advocates have unearthed that does substantiate that borrelia CAN reek havoc in many many cases, leaving people bedridden and suffering.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/07/01/130701fa_fact_specter?currentPage=1

It is time for the heavy lifting to begin in terms of dollars, research and medical collaboration to unite in order to unravel the disturbing controversy of Lyme disease and find effective early and late stage diagnostics, and long overdue proper treatments for both the simple acute form of the bacterial infection AND the complicated chronic symptoms so many fumble with.

Good job Michael Spector!!! He received 200,000,000 replies to an op-ed he ran regarding Mitt Romney’s political position that Lyme disease needed attention in the 2011 Presidential campaign. This enormous red flag of human outcry prompted Spector to not just ‘dis’ the Romney stance but to instead explore the Lyme disease topic—– he has finally done what we have been waiting for—opened the can of worms on a HIDDEN PUBLIC HEALTH CARE CRISIS!

KatinaMakris.com
author of “Out of the Woods, Healing Lyme Disease, Body, Mind & Spirit”

Lyme Disease Author Speaks at Rhode Island Flower Show

February 23 and 24, 2013 Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH, author of OUT OF THE WOODS, HEALING LYME DISEASE, BODY, MIND & SPIRIT, is appearing at the Rhode Island Flower Show, Providence Convention Center, 2 Sabine St., Providence, RI, USA.

Saturday, 2/23, 11am and 3pm she will be doing book signings on the 5th floor at The Bookstore. This is a superb chance to come meet and visit with acclaimed healer, Lyme survivor, author and educator, and purchase a book as well.

Sunday, 2/24, 1:30pm, Katina will speak about Lyme disease, the epidemic of our time at The Flower Show. See the program guide on arrival for that location.

30,000 people attend this weekend event. With Lyme disease and OUT OF THE WOODS being featured, this large spectrum venue brings this long misunderstood infectious illness into a position of more awareness. The USA suffers 300,000 new infections annually, with a mere 10% only properly diagnosed and treated, due to doctor mis-information and public lack of awareness of signs and symptoms as well as proper lab testing. The rest are mishandled as assorted auto-immune disorders often.

Katina will discuss diagnosis, prevention, treatments for acute and chronic forms of Lyme. She is a graduate of Duke University, The Stillpoint School of Integrative Life Healing, is a certified Classical Homeopath of 28years and winner of several awards with OUT OF THE WOODS. Katina speaks extensively nationally on Lyme disease awareness and recovery tools. She contributes 5% of her author sales profits to Lyme disease research.

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

Lyme Disease Memoir Author Autographed at Holiday Discount

Seal-2012Winner-300With the season of gift giving upon us I am happy to announce a HOLIDAY Sale for “Out of The Woods, Healing Lyme Disease, Body, Mind & Sprit”.

$12.95 with free shipping in USA, autographed by me! retail price is $18.00.

I was able to get a few cases from the publisher and can mail a book directly to you. Contact me at my email with your address Katina.Makris@comcast.net or you can pay directly at PayPal, my email there is katina.makris@comcast.net

This is a wonderful gift for a loved one in need of hope, healing and inspiration. “Out of The Woods” was awarded by USA Book News as a finalist for Best Book in Alternative Health. It is my recovery memoir from advanced chronic Lyme disease, as well as a guide on diagnostics, labs, treatment options, for the epidemic of our era. Filled with emotional support and a riveting plot, this book

is a universal voice for those walking the often lonely and confusing ‘Lyme Road’.