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

Teenagers & Lyme Disease Podcast with Dr. Lantsman, Lyme Light Radio

Teenagers get Lyme disease! No age group is exempt from this bacterial infection, spread by the common tick. Incidence of cases contracted is soaring. I learned from researcher, Dr. John Aucott, that the 300,00 annual cases contracted in the USA surpasses the peak of the AIDS epidemic, which teetered at 104,000 cases annually in the late 1980’s. Everyone needs to be tick ALERT nationwide.

On September 4, “Lyme Light Radio with Katina” featured the subject of “Teenagers and Lyme Disease”. This is a powerful show. Please listen to the podcast HERE.

The esteemed Dr. Katherine Lantsman, mypathmedical.com, an Integrative Medicine physician who specializes in tick borne illness embodies my philosophy of success in overcoming Lyme disease. She has a strong handle on the complexity of symptoms this illness induces.

Killing the microbial infections (often more than just borrelia burgdorferi exists inside your body), defining the imbalances and depletions induced from a rampant infection, addressing food, allergies, fungal overgrowth, and tending to emotional and spiritual aspects of chronic illness, she integrates with aplomb. 

Please pay close attention to the case she shares of 18 year old “Roger”! It is fascinating to witness how Dr. Lantsman isolated the severe endocrine imbalances he was afflicted with, prominent endocrinologists said he was “fine” and lyme specialists claimed none of the known antibiotic therapies were effective with Roger. Defeated, seriously ill, diabetic, isolated, 30 lbs overweight and sinking at age 19, Roger has made enormous recovery strides in less than one year, via Dr. Lantsman’s Integrative Medicine skills. Her discussion with me is an eye-opener!

Teens often manifest vivid emotional, mental and neurological symptoms from ‘hidden’ Lyme disease infections. Since their nervous systems are still developing and hormones are being rapidly produced, if a bacterial infection sets up residence in their body,  ‘odd’ symptoms surface readily, while their very active immune response may keep physical symptoms at a milder display than adults. Each case is unique though, and a broad spectrum of symptoms may erupt.

Anxiety, insomnia, OCD, ADD/ADHD, headaches, depression, stammering, malaise, poor concentration, angry rages, panic, tics, tourette syndrome, are common manifestations in the nervous system teens easily display with Lyme, and are the majority of the time misdiagnosed, medicated and left malingering.

Body aches, sore joints or ribs, exhaustion, digestive disorders and brain fog are often dismissed as ‘teenage angst’. Lyme beware! The microbes are messing around with our treasured offspring’s chemistry. They are sick and typically misdiagnosed. I have met too many 20 year olds whom were put on adderall for years, complaining with a ‘soccer’ knee injury, and too tired to do homework. 

Get them properly test at Igenex or Clongen labs.

Chloe Rapp of Massachusetts bravely shared her ‘lost’ 9 years as a teen, near death’s door, despite aggressive Lyme antibiotic therapy, with us on-air. Thank you, articulate, empathic, intelligent Chloe for holding on to your beautiful spirit during these treacherous times in your life. I applause your tenacity and inner belief that you WILL recover fully, despite the damage Lyme disease and excessive antibiotics induced. Chloe’s message, conveyed in her interview, to promote support in school systems for teens dealing with Lyme disease can not be SHOUTED loud enough! I will help you get this platform going. Teens with Lyme need HELP!

It is my privilege to host “Lyme Light Radio”! Each week we look at Lyme disease and tick borne illness with a different lens. THere is so much we can learn from one another, as well as help promote awareness and dialogue. As always, I thank the powers that be, which helped place me in this role. Please share today’s link with your friends and group.

Dr. Lantsman and Chloe Rapp were profoundly honest and inspirational guests. Thank you for joining us and caring enough to help others. Also, thank you to our sponsor Advanced Cell Training, at AdvancedCellTraining.com, for helping Lyme Light Radio shine.

Katina Makris

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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.

THIS GIRL IS ON FIRE

A friend at the pool today said to me “Katina, I love being near you, your positive energy is so infectious. You just light me up!

I smiled and thanked her, “I’m an upbeat person by nature, but lately I’m on fire!” came my reply. “Lecturing nationally on behalf of Lyme Disease awareness and offering my message of inspiration gives me a huge rush. To have overcome the complete adversity I faced; bedridden, broke, a divorce, a lost career, deeply depressed and to now have healed in so many ways- well, I just have to tell the world!”.

Amy smiled and remarked “Your story is so inspirational, but your very being just radiates so much life and joy. You are a vivid example of what living from your passion and potential is all about, Katina. I’m hoping you rub off on me now and all those people who meet you”.

“I vowed to myself on my sickbed that when I recovered I would do what I felt moved me and hold nothing back. A channel opened in me, I felt it one day when in deep meditation. Energy flooded in my crown chakra. I knew then that I was meant to move forward and live on purpose, not by accident or by default, but with clear intention and with heart”. “Some days I feel lit from within. I can’t hold my energy back. I let it flow- writing, counselling, you name it- I’m in the flow and I won’t suppress it”.

“Yea”, Amy says. “I’m an athlete of 40 years. We athletes know that feeling- it is awesome. Power, drive, joy intersect and it is awesome.”

“I feel graced by this life and my path. I take nothing for granted and walk it with profound thanks and in pride”.

“Keep going Katina. You make me feel happy”.

It felt great to be acknowledged by Amy! This interchange was a confirmation for me, that it is no accident I got so devastatingly ill and lost everything I loved. In turn I was forced to examine myself, my life choices, and ways of being in order to heal. The Lyme Disease ordeal was horrific, but ultimately a journey of personal transformation. Out the other side now, ignited within by my intention to help others find ways to transform their own suffering into rebirth, I know there is no possible way to go back to the old me, the conditioned one, the less conscious one, the over-tasking one. Fueled by spirit, ignited by love, moved by the powers of transformation, I want to encourage those of you struggling with Lyme Disease or any other chronic illness to find resources in your life; people or places, to help you turn within to your own deep heart. Your heart is wise and knowing. It bears much love, even for our wounded self, and it holds faithful energy, always beating for you, sustaining your lifeblood.

Take a moment to close your eyes, take some long deep breaths, put your hand over your heart and feel its steady presence. Thank this beautiful heart of yours for its power and patience, and in this moment say to your own self- “I love you”, and really mean it.

We need to love ourselves in these time of distress. It is from the inside that we heal. Medicines, doctors, foods, others may minister to us from the outside, but we too must minister to our own selves on the inside. Healing takes time, it asks for restoration. The trauma of chronic Lyme Disease wounds the heart and the spirit. Not everyone knows how to mend a broken spirit.

In the meantime, tending to your own precious heart energy and special self is an invaluable step in helping align your inner healing resources. I practiced this simple self-love for years and it has helped me recover from advanced Lyme Disease. It is worth trying and sticking with. I continue this practice still.

I look forward to you too one day hearing words similar to Amy’s “your being radiates so much life and joy”.

With blessings,

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

Katina I Makris is a certified Intuitive Healer, Classical Homeopath, inspirational speaker and the award-winning author of “Out of The Woods; Healing Lyme Disease, Body, Mind & Spirit”. OutofThe WoodsBook.com

Lyme Author Speaking in Ventura, California

I will be speaking in Ventura, California on Monday, March 18, 7pm. The Ventura/Westlake Lyme Disease Support Group is hosting me, the public is welcome.

I will be sharing my personal and professional experience with Lyme Disease, the epidemic of our era. Having now surpassed HIV as the quickest spreading infectious illness in the USA, this bacterial infection can affect any age group and all demographics. The tick, many varieties of the species, carry the illness. Migratory birds have transported these infected ticks all around the USA and internationally, with a vengeance over recent decades. Lyme is everywhere now!

Sadly, the CDC and Infectious Illness Society have yet to acknoweldge the ‘chronic’ form of this illness and and estimated 3,000,000 in the USA alone have been infected over the past 10 years and only 10% properly diagnosed, according to the CDC, a conservative group by nature.

I, like all too many, went misdiagnosed, (CFS, migraines, anxiety, IBS) for 5 years, and my entire life collapsed before me, leaving me bedridden, broke and bereft. Having recovered now, 5 years of treatments, I am devoted to sharing my hard earned wisdom on what it takes to beat this treacherous illness and how to attain better diagnostics, manage prevention and mend fully- body, mind & spirit.

I will have my award winning book with me, “Out of the Woods, Healing Lyme Disease, Body, Mind & Spirit”. Please feel free to join us, Q&A will be included at:

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, 7:00 pm

4360 E Main St #3, Ventura, Calf.

(805) 644-6000

KatinaMakris.com

Author Katina Makris Encourages Release Of Delayed Massachusetts Lyme Disease Commission Report

Trish McCleary of SLAM, a very important Lyme disease advocacy group in Sturbridge, MA has spoken up about the delay in the Massachusetts Lyme Disease Commission report. I have reached out to the media in support of her stance. Please take this press release of mine and email it in to your area newspaper, get it in print, and let’s create some momentum to affect a step in the right direction to get the ball rolling on stopping the Lyme disease epidemic. Thanks for all your support, many hands make for lighter work. Katina

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The Massachusetts Lyme Disease Commission report has been delayed due to technical issues. Katina Makris, CCH, CIH, author of “Out Of The Woods; Healing Lyme Disease, Body Mind & Spirit”, is urging release of the report in the hopes it will provide urgently needed information for victims of Lyme Disease and those who are at risk

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Author Katina Makris Encourages Release Of Delayed Massachusetts Lyme Disease Commission Report

The release of the report, originally scheduled for release in October, 2012, has stalled. Katina Makris, CCH, CIH is a Lyme survivor, a classical Homeopath and is the author of “Out Of The Woods, Healing Lyme Disease, Body Mind & Spirit”[ Manchester, NH January 8, 2013 ] The Massachusetts Lyme Disease Commission was created by the Massachusetts State Legislature in April of 2011. The Lyme Disease Commission’s charge was to develop a report to help combat Lyme Disease, including options in regards to screening programs, the improvement of preventative measures and to explore the value of public health screening measures. The release of the report has been delayed as the result of numerous technical issues. Makris believes it is imperative that Massachusetts and other affected states take action as soon as possible.“The Lyme disease situation in Massachusetts is yet another red ‘dashboard’ light screaming for action alert regarding this exploding infectious illness. Many medical authorities consider Lyme disease to be the polio of the twenty first century, as it has now surpassed HIV in how quickly it is spreading” says Katina Makris, Lyme survivor and author of “Out of The Woods; Healing Lyme Disease, Body, Mind & Spirit”.

Massachusetts  is a severely affected state, but so are over a couple dozen more. Lyme disease is showing up all over the US actually, with migratory birds transporting Lyme infected ticks everywhere; Florida, Louisiana, Texas and Montana included.

“Massachusetts advocates are urging for the correct measures, which all states should adopt – school prevention steps, doctor diagnostic training and funds for Lyme Disease treatment research,” Makris agrees.

The lyme causing spirochete bacteria, borrelia burgdorferi is a cousin to syphilis, burrowing from bloodstream, to tissues and joints, to spinal fluid and the brain. “We know the ugly affects of advanced syphilis. Lyme is very similar.”

As Dr. Leo Shea III, International Lyme and Infectious Disease Society president states, “we watched too many thousands die when the medical community did not take HIV seriously. We cannot afford to lose another generation to Lyme disease.”

“The sooner Massachusetts and other states adopt Lyme disease awareness, prevention, diagnostic and adequate early treatment protocols, the better chance we have to arrest the epidemic.”

With tens of thousands of cases of Lyme contracted annually and thousands more undiagnosed or mistreated, Lyme disease is leaving masses of people in progressive states of illness, collapse and financial ruin.  Assorted conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, migraines, Fibromyalgia, even Parkinson’s could be misdiagnosed Lyme.

Makris is no stranger to Lyme, being a survivor of the disease. Her book, “Out Of The Woods”, is the captivating story of her carefully cultivated life unraveling from an misdiagnosed case of Lyme disease. At the peak of her career, with a young family happily ensconced in rural New England, a mysterious ‘flu’ ransacked Katina’s life and future with unsuspecting consequences. Her ten-year journey, two completely bedridden, out of darkness into the light of living is one of profound lessons and unexpected discoveries.

A healing passage of transformative personal change and ultimately one of unheralded spiritual awakening, “Out of The Woods” stretches across the borders of any one illness to all whom are grappling with the uncertainties and seismic quakes of chronic illness. Tending to the emotional and spiritual wounds of Lyme disease is just as critical as killing the bacterial invasion. “Out of The Woods” offers guidance and suggestions of how to heal at these levels, as not everyone knows how to mend a broken spirit. It is an inspirational healing story of rebirth and the power of hope.

Katina I. Makris is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at katina.makris@comcast.net. “Out Of The Woods” is available at her website, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Indie Bound. More information is available at her website athttp://www.OutOfTheWoodsBook.com.

About Katina Makris:

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH has worked in natural health care for since 1983, with a busy Homeopathic private practice, as well as being a popular newspaper health columnist. She sat on on the board of The Council for Homeopathic Certification for seven years. Katina has taught homeopathic and now Lyme disease classes. She is also a Certified Intuitive Healer, focusing her current work on healing the spirit as well as the body.

Katina is on a nationwide book tour with “Out of the Woods”, promoting Lyme disease awareness and inspirational guidance on recovery. She is appreciated for her wealth of experience and dynamic communication skills.

Contact:

Katina Makris CCH, CIH
www.OutOfTheWoodsBook.com
katina.makris@comcast.net


 

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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