Pure Encapsulations: The Science Behind the Supplements with Barry W. Ritz, PhD.

When I was completely destroyed by Lyme disease, bedridden for three years and multiple organs, glands and bodily systems damaged, I felt I would be left living life from inside my home and on the sidelines. Many people with chronic diseases need to nourish the depleted bodily systems, as well as repair damages. Nutritional supplements and herbals are absolutely essential tools in this healing path. I am now proud to be 100% recovered from autoimmune syndromes and advanced neurological Lyme disease. One of the KEY COMPONENTS in my recovery was the use of the beautiful products PURE ENCAPSULATIONS make. They helped me reclaim my health and overcome so many symptoms.

I swear their Mitochondria ATP cured the CFS in 2 weeks and without their CoQ10, DHEA, quercitin and more I do not know if I would be as vital as I am now!! Considered the ‘Clinique” of the supplement spectrum, PURE contain no additives, fillers, dyes or fancy branding. They are clean, simple, pure and the highest grade supplements I favor. My office shelves and home cupboard are stocked!! I am a walking example of how these high grade nutritive supplements can change lives.

This week on “Lyme Light Radio”, I welcome Barry Ritz, PhD, of PURE ENCAPSULATIONS.  Dr. Ritz oversees the science and regulatory functions for a large international dietary supplement company.  He will discuss how companies develop and manufacture new products—under strict good manufacturing practices—the regulatory environment for dietary supplements and the importance of clinical studies.

Tune in this Wednesday, April 29 at 4PM ET/1PM PT on WBLQ AM 1270 or at http://www.transformationtalkradio.com for this chance to look under the hood at how nutrition scientists develop the products we all rely on!

Katina Makris, CCH, CIH

http://www.transformationtalkradio.com

Barry-Ritz_croppedBarry W. Ritz, Ph.D., is the V.P. of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at Atrium Innovations, Inc. Dr. Ritz is a member of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences and chairs the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Medical Affairs Subcommittee. A former professor at Drexel University, Dr. Ritz is an expert in nutritional immunology and has numerous publications in scientific journals.

Mara Williams Joins Lyme Light Radio as my Guest Host

Dear listeners and friends,

We have some breaking news at LYME LIGHT RADIO WITH KATINA!! My treasured friend and colleague, the talented Mara Williams, from Sonoma, CA will be helping guest host LYME LIGHT RADIO over the next several months, as I take to the road with the new edition of my award winning book OUT OF THE WOODS- HEALING LYME DISEASE, BODY, MIND & SPIRIT!! Mara has graciously come to the forefront to help this exciting weekly radio show continue to broadcast regularly around the globe as I am out speaking to communities stricken with tick borne diseases!

Our new format will be an every other week style. So, I will be hosting LIVE as usual, on the first and third weeks of the month and Mara will air LIVE on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Nothing else will change– you will still hear us on WBLQ 1230AM on the dial in the Northeast and streaming on the web at TransformationTalkradio.com and TheDrPatShow.com. We will continue to bring you the very BEST on guests in the world of Lyme Disease and AutoImmune Illness, as well as cutting edge insights and dialogue.

Our call in # for questions on air is 800-930-2819.

All our shows are forever archived for repeat listening at LymeLightRadio.com and on iTunes 🙂

Mara is a gem and so passionate to help educate and heal an ailing nation. It is my honor to share the airwaves with her. I know you will love her great compassion and intelligence and ability to bring her Lyme disease expertise to the equation with me.

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Mara Williams is one of America’s leading experts on Tick Borne Diseases (TBDs), specifically Lyme disease and Co-Infections.

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 known, 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 and our radio site at TheDrPatShow.com or LymeLightRadio.com

Thanking you all for your devoted listenership and for welcoming wonderful Mara Williams.
This week we will share the airwaves as I introduce her on Wednesday March 11, 1pm pt/4pm et with a terrific guest, Dr Jeff Greenfield, now of Gordon Medical Assoc, but once my Osteopath back here in good ‘ole New Hampshire! How the world spins ??

Warm wishes to all of the Lyme Community and join us each and every Wednesday LIVE at WBLQ.net

with blessings
Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

How Toxins Influence Chronic Infections like Lyme Disease, With Dr William Lee Cowden

This Wednesday on Lyme Light Radio, Dr. William Lee Cowden explains how radioactivity from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, pesticides in the food supply, and electromagnetic radiation from cellphones influence chronic illness and chronic Lyme disease. The news might sound frightening, but it is preventable, and Dr. Cowden will tell us the steps we can take to protect our health from toxins.

As many of you know, Dr Cowden is the great master behind the amazing “Cowden Formulas” that have helped so many of us get well from Lyme disease and co-infections. Samento and Banderol are household names to many of us. Dr Cowden’s knowledge is vast and his kindness and generosity in joining us on “Lyme Light Radio” is very special. A hero to me and surely many of you, PLEASE do NOT miss this week’s show.

You can hear my interview with Dr. Cowden this Wednesday, October 22 at 4PM ET/1PM PT. Tune in at http://www.transformationtalkradio.com or WBLQ AM 1230 in Southern New England.

Katina Makris, CCH CIH

http://www.lymelightradio.com

WL CowdenWilliam Lee Cowden, MD, MD(H), Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board and Professor of the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine of Panama since 2008, is a USA board-certified cardiologist and internist who is internationally known for his knowledge and skill in practicing and teaching integrative medicine. He attended University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas from 1975-1978, did an Internal Medicine Residency at St. Louis University Hospital Group from 1978-1981 and did a Cardiology & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center and St. Louis University Hospital from 1981-1984. He has co-authored 6 books, the last 3 in 2014: 1) Create a Toxin-Free Body & Home Starting Today, 2) Foods That Fit a Unique You, and 3) Bio-Energetic Tools For Wellness To Heal from Fatigue, Pain, Insomnia, Depression & Anxiety. He has contributed to several other books and publications and has pioneered successful integrative treatments for cancer, autism, Lyme disease, atherosclerosis, cardiomyopathy, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and many other illnesses.

DR Lee Cowden is a sought after teacher, scientist, master herbalist and pioneer with Tick borne illnesses. It is my privilege to interview him on Lyme Light Radio. Thank you Dr Cowden.

FORE Lyme Disease Golf Fundraiser a Huge Success

Tournament hosts Catalano and Sargent family flank speakers John B. Donnally and Katina I. Makris
Tournament hosts Catalano and Sargent family flank speakers John B. Donnally and Katina I. Makris
On September 8, 2014, the FORE Lyme Disease Golf Tournament and fundraiser was held at the world famous International Golf Resort in Bolton, MA. Their beautiful course is known as the longest yardage course in the world! The back tees are called “tiger tees” and play at over 8300 yards. Fortunately, our participants played at the white tees, still over 6,500 in yardage.

One hundred players hit the links for a 10:00 AM shotgun start, playing “Best Ball.” Spectacular September weather brought clean, dry, sunny skies. At 3:30 everyone convened for cocktail hour and silent auction bidding, with 150 attendees enjoying a a delicious dinner, award ceremony, and live auction. There was a spectacular show of philanthropy when a signed Tom Brady jersey sold for $2,001. Wow!

John Donnally, Co-Chair of the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance’s Junior Board, champion all-American lacrosse player, Lyme survivor, and incredible advocate who cycled across America in 2013 in the “Bite Back for a Cure” campaign, gave a heartwarming speech.

Event hosts Steve Catalano and Chris Sargent presided, explaining just how seriously Lyme disease has ravaged their families: children still suffering for years, and no cure in sight for so many of us. We learned how committed these men are to making inroads with Lyme, by funding the FORE Lyme Disease golf event, and galvanizing a community to fundraise.

I was honored to be the keynote speaker at this special event, bringing education and inspiration to our audience, as I shared my ten-year Lyme nightmare and complete recovery. The lengthy standing ovation warmed my heart deeply.

When I reflect on the over 80 presentations I have given in two and half years time, I fathom both how widespread the Lyme epidemic is and how paramount it is that events like this keep being created – as the government is “asleep at the wheel” on a public healthcare crisis and grassroots efforts are what will push the tide!

Of most stunning merit is that the tireless efforts of FORE Lyme Disease Golf earned $50,000 in fundraising on this lovely September day! How fantastic is that?!

Congratulations to the Catalanos, Sargents, all the participants, TBDA, and John Donnallly for your amazing contributions to this cause. Lyme disease is not going away and it is triggering all sorts of complicated auto-immune and neurological conditions in multiple generations.

Working hard like this, a twelve-hour day for all there, was tiring, exhilarating, and so very important. I hope other communities can duplicate these efforts.

You can learn more about the event and see photo galleries at https://www.facebook.com/TBDAlliance and on my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/katina.makris

Thank you Bolton, Massachusetts! – a special accolades to Christin Catalano for extra overdrive work!!! What a spectacular experience. I have new friends forever, now!

You can listen to the archived episode of my interview with event organizer Christin Catalano at http://www.LymeLightRadio.com

Blessings abound,

Katina Makris

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Lyme Music Festival in the South Rocked Florida!

Lyme in The South Music Fest 2014Lyme in the South Music Fest was sheer magic! Thank you to the enormous collaboration of so many folks’ efforts, energy, talent, time and endless details that went into creating this beautiful event. Melissa Bell, Greg Kirk, Amy Boggs, and a troop of volunteers worked for months masterfully pulling off the first Lyme disease fundraiser and awareness festival in Florida.

I have to admit I am smitten with Jacksonville, Florida. I never expected this port city to be so enchanting – pristine weather, sunny skies, and a glimmering skyline welcoming us all. Our hosts’ gracious hospitality filled us with care and charm. My new posse of ‘girlfriends’ feel like kindred spirits to me, beautiful ladies who synergistically resonate over the Lyme disease atrocity.

Thanks to Dr. Kerry Clark for your brilliant, tireless tick studies; to Dr. Shirley Hartman for being wise enough to face the illness, and integrating so many recovery tools in your practice. Thank you to Dr. Terry Hashey for your open-minded and patently generous heart. Thank you to the 300+ people who came to the festival, some in wheelchairs, some using canes, drained with fatigue, to share with us all! Your spirits are mighty and your willingness to support this cause is ultimately life-changing on so many levels.

The venue was lovely, an open air restaurant and deck perched on the riverside, with food and beverages, a stage, and a great view. Newspapers, TVs, media attended. CNN coverage! The Lyme in the South Music Festival made a BIG footprint in the sand! We blew the lid open on the denial of Lyme disease existing in Florida and other Southern states. Every person I met at the Fest either had firsthand experience with Lyme disease or were there in allegiance. The case numbers are climbing. As Dr. Clark and Dr. Hartman pointed out – misdiagnosis is extreme!

Greg Kirk did a masterful job of coordinating the talent. Our performance schedule was dynamite. The seven hours flew by and seemingly without a hitch (though I know “behind the scenes” fires were being snuffed out). Our lineup was stellar:

  • 3:45 PM – Speaker: Melissa Bell of the Florida Lyme Disease Association
  • 4:00 PM – Greg Kirk of the Zen Engines
  • 5:00 PM – Speaker: Dr. Shirley Hartman of the Mandarin Wellness Center
  • 5:30 PM – Piano Rock Musician Alisa Turner
  • 6:30 PM – Speaker: Dr. Kerry Clark of the University of North Florida
  • 7:00 PM – Les Stroud of the “Survivorman” TV Series
  • 8:00 PM – Speaker: Author and activist Katina Makris of Lyme Light Radio

What an honor to be the keynote speaker, bringing hope and healing insight to our audience. As a recoveree and seasoned natural medicine practitioner, I aim to ignite your heart and will; then you can move mountains, personally and beyond.

Our musical performers were all phenomenal! As these Ticked OFF Festivals make their way around the country in the upcoming years, I tell you now – ATTEND! You will be blown away by the talent, the information, and the magic of synergy.

Our music opened with Gregg Kirk of the Zen Engines band, bringing us his beautiful new music, now healed from Lyme and attuned by his John of God experiences. Alisa Drake is a miracle. Atrociously stricken, bedridden, and now cured, she played her heart out. I was so moved by her exquisite songs and her truly lovely countenance. Bless you both.

Les Stroud is dynamite! Known for his blockbuster TV wilderness show “Surivorman,” I never knew Les is also a brilliantly talented songwriter, musician, and charismatic performer. He rocked the house – “Flying” was an exceptionally mesmerizing song.

Our closing act was the very renowned Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens. Besides his phenomenal guitar playing and songs, Pat is a hilarious storyteller. He held us in rapt attention, one vignette falling from his tongue after another.

Now soothed in Floridian night air, Jacksonville’s skyline filled with twinkling lights and starlight bathed us from above. I felt attuned to higher purpose as the “team” gathered on the top deck for a photo op. There we were – advocates, patients, musical performers, speaker, doctors, and real human beings, strung together in fellowship and cause from all walks of like and backgrounds, we banded together for this special festival and fundraiser. I felt grace, and in all honesty, I saw my future laid before me – crystal clear.

Healing, hope, education, breaking down walls and hard work are my chords to strike as the months and years ahead unfurl. More Ticked OFF Music Fests to come! “Lyme Light Radio” to continue soaring around the globe, another book to complete, and joy, beauty, and love to be my wings of flight!

Thank you Florida Lyme Disease Association, Ticked OFF Music Fest, lovely Jacksonville friends and all the attendees. You are beautiful, wise people! And an extra dose of love to my sister, Barbara, who drove up from South Florida to join her big sister with the “Lyme Light” of change.

Visit Facebook to see photos – what a spectacular weekend. It goes down in my history book, for certain.

Namaste,

Katina I. Makris

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Lyme Light Radio Interviews Dr Mike Arata, Ground Breaking Vascular Technique for Lyme, MS, CFS

Happy New Years!

I am delighted to interview a cutting edge physician from California whom is pioneering a stunningly helpful physical procedure that addresses the fatigue, brain fog, memory issues, headaches associated with Lyme and many auto-immune illnesses. Dr Mike Arata is also very caring and committed to healing. Please join us on air this wednesday, 4pm est, 1pm pst. TheDrPatShow.com or LymeLightRadio.com,to learn more.

Dr. Arata is a practitioner of Functional Medicine specializing in chronic diseases associated with autonomic dysfunction. A graduate of UCSF School of Medicine, Dr. Arata completed his four year residency at Duke University Medical Center. He completed an Interventional Radiology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Arata is Board Certified with a certificate of added qualification in Interventional Radiology. Dr. Arata is also certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine.
The majority of chronic diseases have no definitive treatment, let alone an identified cause. Common threads among diverse conditions such as Lyme, MS, fibromyalgia are evident. Autonomic dysfunction is one such commonality amongst a diverse set of chronic conditions.
Autonomic dysfunction is abnormal function of a feedback mechanism responsible for many of the body’s responses to the environment.
Learn more about how Lyme and assorted other illnesses can be helped on our show this week. Wednesday, January 8, 1pm pst/ 4pm est. LymeLightRadio.com, TheDrPatShow.com, TransformationTalkRadio.com and live on talk radio WBLQ 1230 AM in Southern New England.
This is a wonderful interview to ring in the New Year. Help welcome Dr Arata onto Lyme Light Radio with me. Tune in. Call in questions are welcomed at 800 930 2918.
Thank you
Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

A Sacred Energy Prevails

Every New Year’s our quaint hamlet hosts an extraordinary event; we walk a Labyrinth, the same formation as the sacred one at Chartres Cathedral in France. The one that priests and mystics, common folk and royalty have moved through with intention, in prayer or trance for centuries.

We are blessed to have devoted community members ‘tape’ the entire geometric pattern out in exact mathematical proportions faithfully and with precision in our town, December 31 until 5:00pm January 1. Many of us volunteer as ‘guardians’, taking one hour shifts, overseeing the safe-keeping, offering guidance, keeping candles lit, holding a space of reverence, while people of the community move into a New Year with Intention. It is very touching.

In stockinged feet, the snows banking the sturdy brick hall, the old floorboards creak under the thousands of paces taken, as youngsters scamper and the elderly shuffle though the lovely labyrinth. Our old ‘hippie stock’, the local business folks, ministers, dancers, college kids home for the holidays and out of town family mingle, passing in strides, sitting cross-legged in the clover leaf styled center for contemplation.

I love that our town holds this tradition, that we honor an ancient spiritual practice, that we blend and move in silence for 24 hours. Sometimes a pianist or fiddler brings us live accompaniment, often we play chant music in backdrop. I am one of the guardians. It is always a privilege to be part of the graceful syncopations and transcendent energy being created on the dawn of a New Year.

This year’s Labyrinth was as beautiful as always, winter’s low cast light streaming in amber rays through the windows, participants bowed heads, conveying thoughtfulness, openness to divinity and of course, many in prayer. Whenever I bring an outsider to our annual Labyrinth, they leave in awe – the chaotic outside world evaporates, beauty and symmetry are so potent, peace and simplicity overarching tones. There is grace. Spirit is summoned in a common Town Hall.

Many gestures of communion, friendship, love always ensue for me each year – a Labyrinth breeds harmonious undertones. Inside the sacred space we do not talk, but out in the foyer whispered conversations burble.

This year a woman rushed up to me, earnest eyes, hands outstretched, blonde hair capped in woven wool. “Katina, it is because of you that my life is restored. You saved me!” I did not recognize her. Yet, her smile, our hand-holding was so real. “I went to your Lyme talk a year and a half ago at the Grange and you educated us about the faulty Western Blot Test readings by the average GP’s. I remembered that. This sumer I was deathly ill and my doctor said that ‘one band’ positive on the Lyme disease test did not confirm Lyme. He said I didn’t have the illness. I kept getting sicker”.

“Thank you for replying to me email and referring me to Dr.X, she immediately put me on 2 months of antibiotics, followed by herbs for Lyme and I recovered!” joy streaming from her cornflower blue eyes. “That is wonderful. I’m so happy to learn I helped you, and that you jumped on the treatments.”

“You saved my life Katina, and your educational work and healing mission is so important. In fact, you are changing consciousness. Please keep writing and speaking and hosting the Lyme Light Radio show.”

I felt deeply touched there in the New England white clapboard, mahogany railed foyer. Though others acknowledge my mission often, something in that moment of critical honesty made me realize the thousands of miles I have travelled in 2 years, the hundreds of thousands of words I have written on this subject, the endless hours of conversation and healing sessions I have ministered are not in vain.

I had entered my “walk of intention” into the Labyrinth maze on New Year’s day, with a focus to bring “Out of the Woods”, and my new book “Mending” and my Inspirational speaking into International circulation, with the purpose of uniting the powers of Spirit and doctoring, in harmony. My Intention is to help the weary reclaim their inner healing skills, tools I know how to teach. I want health, comfort, support for us all.

This moment of meeting in parting from our sacred Labyrinth reminded me to keep ‘walking the maze’ of life. Like the priests and nuns and seekers of yore, a heart open to guidance and a mind available to creativity, will stay attuned and in turn the purposeful progress of moving with intention will manifest my path, each of our unique paths, in fact.

May we all be able to embrace our purpose, our heart’s desire, to be open to destiny and meet with the God force moving through and around each of us; to bring healing and hope, peace and love to all we encounter.

2014 dawns with a clarity for me within, yet a chock-full life of demands from the outside. May I maintain my balance point, may my muse remain fed, may my loved ones be blessed and may the higher calling I am moved by, as brilliantly vivid as the guiding North star, hold me fast.

Thank you for your kinship – readers, friends, the sick, the lonely, the seekers and healers. Our lives are not by accident. This earth time is precious and ever evolving. I walk it with you, at pace, to a beautiful, healthier tomorrow.

Cheers for a wondrous 2014.

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH
LymeLightRadio.com