Join us this week on Lyme Light Radio when I interview pioneering Lyme disease advocate David Roth. A man of great vision, compassionate understanding of the exploding Lyme epidemic and hard working foundation leader, David Roth has put his time, efforts and amazing business mind into a national awareness campaign in tandem with the terrific Staci Grodin, Charles Balducci, John Donnally and others at the famed Tick Borne Disease Alliance.
David’s great mission has been to unify the various Lyme disease groups, research efforts and foundations to create the strongest national force possible to help bring in the research dollars and momentum needed to ‘crack’ the denial, confusion and lack of assistance the Lyme disease crisis needs. He has ushered in a merger with the very renowned and respected Lyme Research Alliance in Greenwich, CT. The great good is that we now have a merged powerhouse called Global Lyme Alliance. David will elaborate on this significant step in the Lyme crusade as well as many salient topics on legal government matters, funding issues and more.
Please tune into WBLQ.net, LymeLightRadio.com or TheDrPatShow.com wednesday 4pm et/ 1pm pt for a first hand view as to the strides happening.
David Roth is Co-Chairman of the Board of the New York-based Tick-Borne Disease Alliance TBDA. After being diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2010, following months of misdiagnosis, Mr. Roth committed himself to raising awareness about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Through his work with TBDA, Mr. Roth is leading efforts to advance initiatives aimed at developing a more reliable and effective diagnostic test for tick-borne diseases.
Mr. Roth is a Managing Director in Blackstone’s Real Estate group. Before joining Blackstone, he was a Principal in the acquisitions group at Walton Street Capital. He received a BA from Dartmouth, a JD from New York University School of Law and is a Certified Financial Analyst Charterholder. He also serves on the board of Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School.
You will appreciate David’s candor, strategic thinking and ability to make risk a winning move.
Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH
The Omega Institute in Rhinebeck NY offers a weekend Lyme disease workshop, “Living Well With Lyme Disease: on June 29022. I will be co-teaching with Dr Tom Francescott and Dr Richard Horowitz, author of “Why Can’t I Get Better? This is the first Lyme disease weekend of its kind; offering the most sophisticated medical knowledge with integrated naturopathic medicine and the spiritual aspects known to foster healing from this often complex illness. Saturday night, the Summer Solstice, will include a special healing circle. Renowned musicians will also be joining us, including Greg Kirk of the Zen Engines.
Lyme Light Radio welcomes Dr Francescott on air this Wednesday, April 16, at 1 PM PST/4 PM EST. Dr Francescott will be shedding light on the supportive naturopathic medical work he has had such success with regarding Lyme and co-infections.
The second half of the April 16 show will include an interview with the famous Lyme Research Alliance (formerly known as “Time for Lyme,”) from Greenwich CT. This extraordinary foundation has been leading wonderful fundraising drives for over a decade to help support research into Lyme disease. This will be a great opportunity for us to learn more about the current BEST research programs going on and the doctors with the most critical pulse point on the epidemic.
You can learn more about the Lyme Research Alliance at http://www.lymeresearchalliance.org/.
This will be a truly informative show! Join us live on LymeLightRadio.com, TheDrPatShow.com, TransformationTalkRadio.com, and WBLQ 1230 AM in Southern New England. “Lyme Light Radio With Katina Makris” broadcasts every Wednesday, bringing the most informative, inspirational, and innovative interviews to you and all matters related to Lyme Disease.
Tune in! You can listen to the episode now on iTunes or at http://thedrpatshow.com/shows/mak-140416-francescott.mp3
Katina I Makris, CCH, CIH
I am delighted to offer a guest blog from Nancy Dougherty, assistant to research doctor, John Aucott. Please see the latest news that is of value in expanding our understanding of this exploding epidemic and many twisting threads of the often complex situation. Thank you Nancy- you are a wonder!
Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH
author of “Out of The Woods”, host of “Lyme Light radio with Katina” at LymeLightRadio.com
Lyme disease continues to be in the news despite the winter season. -The breadth of this epidemic is gaining recognition and credibility.
Stanford University conducted a study (published in the March issue of the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases) that has found infected ticks are widespread throughout the San Francisco Bay Area (-infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, as well as with Borrelia miyamotoi, a newly identified human pathogen). http://news.stanford.edu/pr/2014/pr-ticks-bay-area-021814.html This study has gotten worldwide attention and is helping dispel the notion that Lyme disease is only a northeast & upper midwest problem. -It can be contracted elsewhere, including California! Many are viewing this Stanford study as a “wake-up call”. http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Lyme-disease-more-common-in-Bay-Area-than-5267529.php#page-2
Most people know about the importance of mice and deer in the life cycle of ticks, but migratory birds are also known carriers of ticks. A hawk in Vancouver Canada was recently discovered to be the first bird of prey known to host ticks containing the Lyme bacteria, Borrelia burgdoferi. http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Vancouver+Island+hawk+first+found+with+ticks+carrying+Lyme/9487629/story.html
A Bay Area health consultant estimates the potential prevalence of Lyme disease in the US exceeds 1.5 million people. http://www.spirochicks.com/2014/02/cdcs-survey-results-on-self-reported.html The CDC has not given prevalence numbers for Lyme disease but acknowledges 300,000 new cases per year in the US. (In comparison, there are 50,000 new cases/year of HIV/AIDS in the US)
One of the more innovative strategies for breaking the transmission cycle of Lyme disease is an oral bait mice vaccine pellet that has been developed by US Biologic. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/c-m-rubin/the-global-search-for-edu_b_4854758.html?utm_hp_ref=tw This aims to reduce the rampant escalation of tick-borne pathogens but could take years to impact the disease incidence numbers.
For those wondering how Lyme survivor Angeli VanLaanen did at the Olympics, she finished 11th in the halfpipe and won hearts, but not a medal, with her inspirational recovery and exciting skiing.
Hope these updates help you and your loved ones stay healthy and informed.
All the best,
Lyme Disease Research Foundation
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