Huffington Post Awards “Autoimmune Illness & Lyme Disease Recovery Guide” #1 Self Help Health Book Summer 2017

What an honor!!

The esteemed Huffington Post blogging team has awarded my timely book “Autoimmune Illness & Lyme Disease Recovery Guide, Mending the Body, Mind & Spirit” # 1 in Health self-help for summer reading 2017.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/suzanne-kingsbury/the-best-selfhelp-books-f_b_10533322.html

This book reflects the major pieces you can include to overcome these conditions, all within your grasp. We look at the long overdue paradigm shift needed in health care, regarding a plea for Integrative Medicine, dietary changes you can control, and how tending to the spirit is just as necessary as tending to the body.

A virtual toolbox is laid out in this easy to absorb book. The chapters are not too long and the information completely practical. As a former healthcare newspaper columnist of ten years, I was able to draw on that experience to create a book on a subject very critical to modern times.

50 million Americans and 250 million people worldwide are suffering with some form of autoimmune illness; lupus, MS, RA, CFS, fibromyalgia and many more. Lyme disease is now the fastest spreading infectious illness, growing 4 times faster than AIDS did at its peak in the 1980s.

Acidic diets, stress, exposure to molds and other toxins compromise an individual’s system, leaving them vulnerable to this ‘autoimmune’ relay to occur.

Please share this promising news, that self help is a key factor to a better quality life and less dependency on medications is possible. My new book has been called a ‘life saver’ , a ‘healing bible’ and now ranked so prominently by a world leading news journal.

Thank you Suzanne Kingsbury for sharing in my hard work.

Blessings

Katina Makris, CCH, CIH

http://www.KatinaMakris.com

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https://www.amazon.com/Autoimmune-Illness-Disease-Recovery-Guide/dp/1632204444?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&ref_=s9_simh_gw_g14_i2_r

Living Well With Lyme Disease Healing Workshop

Lyme disease is the fastest spreading infectious illness of the modern day, exploding to the rate of over 300,000 cases annually in the USA alone, with an estimated another 500,000 not being recognized by the average physician or lab and being misinterpreted as an autoimmune illness. HIV at its peak in the early 1980s showed 104,000 new cases annually. This epidemic is spreading faster with ticks as the primary carrier and all demographics and ages groups potentially vulnerable. We are in the midst of a public health care crisis with scant support for the afflicted or those in question.

Dr Richard Horowitz, MD, Dr Tom Francescott, ND and myself, Katina Makris, CCH, CIH offer an all inclusive weekend for Lyme disease resource and recovery at beautiful Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. Please join us June 17-19, 2016.

We address the medical aspects, detoxification protocols, homeopathic support and emotional and spiritual sides of this often chronic illness in a nurturing and wholesome environment. No one leaves without gaining tools and insights for their mending as well as information for loved ones.

please read more at this link:

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May all of us find the inner tools and belief in a healthier tomorrow. Healing happens on the inside and it is my privilege to be a guide in your journey.

With Blessings

Katina

http://www.KatinaMakris.com

 

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

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At TBDAlliance Lyme Gala

The Lyme Disease Story and a Message of Hope from Canada with Jeanne Pacey

On a spectacular summer solstice weekend in Rhinebeck, NY I had the great good fortune of meeting 5 wonderful health care practitioners from just outside of Toronto, Canada. These curious minded, passionate people travelled to come learn how to treat the treacherous infectious illness Lyme disease, from myself, Dr Richard Horowitz and Dr Tom Francescott, at the “Living Well With Lyme Disease” healing workshop we were leading at the famed Omega Institute.

How brave and brilliant and committed this Toronto team is to create a recovery program for the all too many Lyme stricken individuals struggling in Canada! The epidemic surges in this land of wending rivers, stretching waterways and deep forests.

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I am so pleased to welcome a special guest to Lyme Light Radio this Wednesday November 12, 2015 at 1pm pt/ 4pm et. One of the lovely women whom I met at Omega joins me from Canada- bringing both her tragic, yet inspiring story to our listeners and news of Lyme disease in the great “North Woods”!

Jeanne Pacey is a health and wellness coach and Lyme disease activist. She was infected with Lyme disease in 1977, and went undiagnosed for many years. She was bedridden from 2006 to 2012, when she was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease. She has completed two years of herbal and antibiotic treatment, and she now leads a normal life with healthy diet, healthy environment to work and live in , exercise, and regular saunas.

Tune into TransformationTalkRadio.com, TheDrPatShow.com, WBLQ.net or 1230AM in Southern New England on the dial this week– get inspired!!

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

Lyme Hero Kelly Downing Brings Us Hope

This week on Lyme Light Radio with Katina, we meet a remarkable woman of heroic character. Kelly Doolan Downing was severely afflicted for twenty years with advanced neurological Lyme disease and co-infections, to the atrocious degree of being paralyzed from the neck down. A prominent New England hospital had no answer for her and more or less rejected her case as an “unknown circumstance.”

Blessedly, Kelly got to a Lyme-literate doctor via friends and family liaisons and was properly diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease. Some of you may recall Kelly appearing on the Katie Couric Show with Dr. Richard Horowitz.

A very warm woman with an incredibly effervescent personality and deep conviction, Kelly Doolan Downing spearheaded a 5K Walk/Run for Lyme awareness with the TBDA Alliance in Nashua NH on September 20. For Kelly to be well enough to participate in an athletic event and now advocate for tick-borne disease shows the world you can overcome this illness and thrive!

Please join us Wednesday, October 15 at 4PM ET/1PM PT at http://www.transformationtalkradio.com as I welcome Kelly Doolan Downing to Lyme Light Radio.

Katina Makris, CCH, CIH

http://www.LymeLightRadio.com

KeKelly Downinglly Downing is a wife, mother and teacher. She was an intensive special educator for 15 years and taught various ages, but her favorite age was early childhood. Her husband is also a teacher and a coach, and their sons are involved in many sports. Unfortunately, two years ago her life drastically changed and I found herself in a different kind of race. She was up against the biggest obstacles of her life, when she became partially paralyzed in January of 2012 and totally paralyzed in December of 2012 due to Chronic Lyme and tick borne diseases. She spent three months at an inpatient rehabilitation facility (Kindred Healthcare) fighting against the chains of tick borne diseases in hopes to regain any use of her body. Thanks to the selfless determination of the therapists, countless hours of hard work, her Lyme literate doctor and a community of prayer, she is now able to “move” through the neurological and multi-sensory impairments that she continue to still battle. Kelly is continuing to educate her community, schools and churches about the effects of Chronic Lyme disease and the importance of protection and prevention of ticks and tick borne illnesses. She is also in the process of writing a book. Kelly says, “By the grace of God and a community of heroes, I am continuing to try to heal and persevere. When life gives you lemons (or Lyme)…God gives you strength because of the heroes He puts in your life!”

Pro Football Player Hospitalized With Tick-Borne Illness

Scott Wells, the center for the St Louis Rams, was hospitalized this summer with a bacterial infection caused by a tick bite. The St Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Wells was struck with a mystery illness in June, and lost 20 pounds in four days before doctors were able to diagnose him with ehrlichia.

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/football/professional/tick-bite-sent-rams-wells-to-intensive-care/article_c9f348c7-8803-50af-a20c-e63a2288d92a.html

Clinical Nutritionist Dr. Jeffrey Scott Sullender Makes Sense of Lyme Disease, Depletions, and Damage

This Wednesday, I am proud to welcome clinical nutritionist Dr. Jeff Scott Sullender to Lyme Light Radio! Dr Sullender has over 35 years experience with endless states of illness. Killing the bugs of Lyme disease is only part of the recovery process. Identifying and restoring depletions and damages of Lyme disease is essential. His decades of teaching and treating will shine a brilliant light on the subject.

My interview with Jeff airs this Wednesday, August 6, at 4PM ET on http://www.transformationtalkradio.com and WBLQ 1230 in Southern New England. This is a must-listen show!

Of course, if you didn’t get a chance to hear the show live, you can listen now on iTunes or at http://thedrpatshow.com/shows/mak-140820-sullender.mp3

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

LymeLightRadio.com


 

Jeffrey Scott Sullender PhD CCN is a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist in private practice in New Hampshire for 32 years.  He is former national Secretary of the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists, former creator and editor-in-chief of the IAACN newsletter Insight  and member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB), the Certification body for CCNs.  Dr Jeff is the author of 3 books, including Your Guide to Body pH and enjoys researching indigenous plant medicines of Central and South America.