Lyme Disease Help Coming to You

Thank you Lesa at Dr Roni DeLuz’s Holistic Retreat Center for offering me this amazing list of Lyme related upcoming events, bringing help and information to millions. Please read this through, as I am certain at least one of them will speak to you.

I am delighted to announce I will be teaching at the Nov 11-15 Lyme Celebrity Detox Retreat with Dr Roni. I will be bringing my profound skills of teaching participants how to move to their soul’s center and access inner healing energies we all bear, but have forgotten how to use. This is life-altering information, and it is my honor to work with those of you coming to the retreat. Healing includes more than physical doctoring. We must align within.

1). Cape Cod Times October 4th 2013. Please read this on-line as this will tell the editors that we support their efforts with lyme and encourage continued stories. http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20131004/OPINION/310040355&emailAFriend=1

2). Dr Richard Horowitz MD LLMD ILADS from Hyde Park Ny will be on Katie Couric Wednesday October 9th at 4pm in our area. He will be discussing his new book: Why I can’t get better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease

3). Lyme Center Announces Free Scholarship Available for Celebrity Detox Retreat. The Retreat runs from November 11 thru 15, 2013, at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown, Massachusetts. The retreat is part of an intensive natural healing program pioneered by the Lyme ­Literate Naturopathic Doctor, Roni DeLuz. see the web page at MV Holistic Retreat ­http://mvholisticretreat.com/celebrity­detox­at­the­harbor­view/  For the accepted scholarship candidate, the Celebrity Detox Retreat fee of $4,500 will be waived. 

4). My dear friend and filmmaker Richard J. Longland whose many accomplishments include: Founder & Principal The Arthroplasty Patient Foundation, Inc. Global Discussion on Spine Health & Arthroplasty Getting Back on Their Feet Film BiofilmCommunity.orgWhy Am I Still Sick Film;  has this info to pass on …”Eva Sapi, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at the University of New Haven, hosted my visit 2008. She collaborated with Dr. Alan MacDonald, retired pathologist and Borrelia career researcher, to discover and prove that Borrelia creates biofilms, as microbes have been doing for three billion years.  http://youtu.be/fJqTDnbL7Yo

Using video microscopy, Dr. Sapi’s grad student David Luecke explains in this video how DNA from the Borrelia burgdorferi strain B31 “fluoresces” or glows an eerie green. Any green life forms you see in their various states originate from the B31 strain of Borrelia – one of 100+ strains known. Prior to Dr. Sapi’s pioneering efforts researchers dismissed Borrelia biofilms. As well, Borrelia biofilm would ruffle the feathers of the IDSA, NIH, CDC and (most) insurance companies, as it would spell out an obvious, scientific syllogism for neuroborreliosis – known previously as chronic Lyme Disease. Later, they learned that Sapi et al were correct — that the standard BSK media could be enriched with collagenase (which humans have abundantly) and proved to be ideal for growing spirochetal, slimy communities! This video shows four different life forms alive in the community: spirochetes, cysts, granular and of course the biofilm community itself. Biofilms protect the microbial community from the immune system and antibiotics, which enable infections to live indefinitely inside us. Hence, chronic Borreliosis (chronic Lyme disease).  Note: you may have seen this before in low resolution. I offered it to the producers of Under Our Skin years ago (free of charge). In this HD version, I included some amazing new high res AFM photos and additional explanations. Special thanks to David Luecke, who provided these slides, and of course to the Sapi-MacDonald team!

Richards latest film on biofilms entitled “Why Am I Still Sick?” can be purchased for $ 25.00 with all proceeds going to LACC (Lyme Awareness of Cape Cod) contact me for details.

5). Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Illness Community Conference,  Saturday, November 9th, the Neuromuscular Infection Treatment & Rehabilitation Interest Group, hosting this event in the The Auditorium of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Featured speakers include

8am-9am Mark Eshoo, PhD, Abbot Technologies “Direct Detection of Tick-borne pathogens”

9am-10am Richard Horowitz, MD “Lyme Disease and Multi-Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome (MSIDS): A new paradigm for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic illness.”

10am-11am Katherine Lantsman, MD “Prevention Strategies for Tick Borne Illness”

11am-12pm Leo Shea, PhD “Neuropsychology of Lyme Disease”

For directions, please refer to MGH’s website: http://www.massgeneral.org/visit/directions/  RSVP is required for this event, so please contact me, James, via email: gilberjp1@yahoo.com to confirm the number in your party.

To help us offset some of the conference costs, a donation of $25 per attendee is suggested, which can be made at:https://giving.spauldingnetwork.org/lyme.

Katina Makris, CCH, CIH

Host of Lyme Light Radio, Wednesdays 4pm et/1pm pt — streaming on TheDrPatShow.com and at WBLQ 1230AM

Massachusetts and Lyme Disease: State of Affairs Update

This week’s Lyme Light Radio broadcast is a chock-filled show. Massachusetts has long been in the ‘hot seat’ regarding all matters related to Lyme disease. Though riddled at pandemic proportions – Cape Cod, The Vineyard, Nantucket, Dover and more showing up to 90% of ticks infected, people being constantly misdiagnosed, many under treated and lost in the insurance company shuffle. Sadly, physicians have been legally limited to only 60 day allotments of antibiotic use, with often tragically ill patients. 

But, the tides are turning, due to the mighty work of potent Lyme activists like Trish McCleary of S.L.A.M., Dr. Enid Haller and Dr. Roni DeLuz creating resource Lyme centers, healing retreats and devoted hot-line support from Janet Dooley.

These impassioned, talented women ALL join us on Wednesday 9/18 4PM ET, 1PM PT to update us on the state of affairs in Massachusetts. Is there hope for America, if we follow their lead?

Listen live on 1230 AM WBLQ southern New England and streaming live on TheDrPatShow.com, and TransformationTalkRadio.com

Put Katina Makris in the search window – click on the show. We will archive a podcast 24 hours later! 

This is a dynamic venue. Don’t miss us and call in with questions during airtime at 1-800-930-2819.

Katina Makris

LymeLightRadio.com

 

here is the podcast:http://www.thedrpatshow.com/shows/mak-130918-mccleary.mp3

Bite Back For A Cure – Lyme Disease events

Bite Back For A CureCome join us on gorgeous Martha’s Vineyard, sadly ‘ground zero’ regarding Lyme disease infectious illness density, but a wonderful vacation isle and exciting place to be on August 18, 2013!

In affiliation with the Tick Borne Disease Alliance, a cutting edge group of Lyme enlightened folks based in NYC, we will be providing assorted venues regarding the fastest spreading infectious illness in the USA. See the menu on this flyer and also note that I will be doing a book signing with my award winning Lyme disease memoir and treatment guide, OUT OF THE WOODS, HEALING LYME DISEASE, BODY, MIND & SPIRIT, at: Edgartown Books, 10:00am – 11:30am

I will be presenting a Lyme disease talk at 1:00pm pertaining to signs and symptoms, diagnostic testing, why doctors fail to diagnose 90% of Lyme infections properly, treatment options and inspirational hope for recovery.

I was bedridden for 2 years with advanced Lyme disease, and misdiagnosed with CFS, migraines, anxiety disorders, IBS for 5 years until the Lyme bacteria was finally found by a savvy clinician. During this time I lost all we strive for— my career, income, home, marriage, health and well-being. I have recovered fully and am honored to share my healing story and tools with others, as well as promote Lyme disease awareness worldwide.

These events on August 18 are aligned to help raise research funds and attention for the all too crippling illness, and its stealthy presence in our modern environment. The dinner will be star studded and filled with wonderful energy and information.

JOIN US!!! we aim to change the future for a healthier, safer place!

Healing Intention from Katina Makris speech, Lyme Disease Awareness Rally, Washington DC, 2013

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“In order to overcome Lyme and be well, it is vital to use the power of our mind-body healing power. You must BELIEVE  in your vibrant future. You must SEE yourself there. Belief is a powerful energy. It triggers the brain to create healthy, feel good neuro-transmitters, which it turn jump start the immune system. BELIEF is something we can each instill. YOU can set a healing intention of your own. You can set an image of yourself in your mind’s eye that is strong and vital and glowing. I did this when I was wrecked, 5 years trapped at home, trembling on my living room sofa, in despair and too weak to walk without help. My doctor said my nervous system was so fragile that in older days he  would have hospitalized me on tranquilizers for repair. Instead, he had me mimic the rest cure in my home. It was an isolating, cavernous time for me.

But, receiving a Lyme diagnosis after 5 years of prominent New England doctors and hospitals telling me nothing was wrong with me other than chronic fatigue syndrome and migraines, I actually felt HOPE. Receiving the Lyme diagnosis gave me hope, because I BELIEVED I could overcome a bacterial infection. That belief gave me power. That power gave me a mission. That mission made me work hard on my commitment. And, I learned how to use the mind-body healing pathway. In those months daily, I visualized myself as strong, vital, radiant and healthy, spreading my arms high and wide like a grand copper beech tree.

And, Here I stand before you, 8 years later, healthy, whole and that very image I willed myself to be. No more Lyme disease, no more chronic fatigue syndrome and I am impassioned to help change the future. To change the future of this Lyme disease atrocity. To help us all use our collective intention to bring healing for all.

Right now here today, in addition, I utter a plea—May this illness be stopped! May the people in power start to listen.  Your voices, your tireless efforts, your willingness to leave your homes, and many of you on limited resources, find your way here to Freedom Plaza is an outpouring of passion, of intention, of commitment, of belief! I applaud every brave spirit here today. Your will is mighty, your heart is powerful and together we are creating a groundswell. Our history, our collective story, our understanding of what Lyme disease looks like and feels like, moves us to take risk, to speak the truth and to manifest a change.  We will amend the suffering, the denial, the crooked thinking.

I believe in the power of the mind, the calling of our heart, and the mighty force of our will. When we can draw on these inner resources well then we can move mountains. We can affect change. We can heal ourselves, others, the planet. If we can all focus together, aligning our hearts and minds in a common energy, then that unified force gains power and momentum.

I believe we can change the future of Lyme disease. I feel the awareness shifting, the call of hundreds of thousands of voices in dire need, pleading for help. I am honored to be a voice for others, to push the envelope, to shift the tides regarding this illness. And, I need us to all bind together.

In my final moments with you now,  I would like to set a healing intention. A healing intention for the Lyme community, as well as each of you individually. Let us take a moment together. Close your eyes if it helps you to center. Put your hand over your heart. In your mind’s eye see yourself as powerful and strong. Now, drop your awareness from your mind, down into your heart. Feel its steady, knowing presence.  It is from our hearts that we heal. Now we bind our mind, our heart and willpower with an intention.

I speak these words of healing intention, with hope. Hope for your healing, for the Lyme community’s healing and for an end to this epidemic. Here are my words of healing intention:

I believe in a healthy future for myself, for my loved ones and those who suffer with Lyme disease.

I trust that the right people, resources and energies will align to arrest this epidemic. 

With my own personal will and intention I move forward into a happier, healthier, Lyme-free tomorrow.

May each and every one of us be guided and protected today and always. 

 

Thank you for having me here today. You are wonderful, gifted people. It is my privilege to be in your company.”

Katina I.Makris, CCH, CIH

author of “Out of the Woods”, Classical Homeopath, Intuitive Healer, Speaker, Lyme disease advocate

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

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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