“Lyme Light Radio with Katina” Celebrates One-Year Anniversary!

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JOIN US ON THIS MOMENTOUS, HAPPY DAY- LYME LIGHT RADIO’S FIRST BIRTHDAY– wow!!

Special anniversary show on Wednesday August 13, 4PM ET – celebrating our debut, on August 14, 2013, of “Lyme Light Radio with Katina” on a breezy summer day. My first guest was the talented nurse practitioner and author of “Nature’s Dirty Needle”, Mara Williams. Friends and colleagues in the Lyme crisis, our inaugural show was an instant winner. With phone calls, emails, tweets and Facebook posts quickly flying- Mara and I and the much of the Lyme community were all delighted.

The weeks ahead unfurled. I kept reaching out to prominent doctors, advocates, foundations, scientists and patients in the Lyme community to be guests and BINGO! Everyone but one person has said YES to coming on air LIVE on Wednesday with me on “Lyme Light Radio” to help educate, inspire, and bring help to our world-wide audience.

If you go back and look (and listen) to our archived podcasts at http://lymelightradio.com, you will be stunned at the caliber of absolutely top rate guests we have, and when you listen to our programs, the level of quality information shared so generously by these time burdened, passionate, cutting edge individuals is astounding!! They are teaching us WHY we have been getting so sick from tick borne illnesses and explaining HOW to get well -this is breathtaking, profound information- coming to you weekly,for free!!

In this amazing year I have had the great good fortune to interview guests from all over the world involved with Lyme disease- Lyme Poland, Lyme UK, Jenny O’Dea in Ireland, Lyme Norway, Canadian expert Dr Murakami and many prominent physicians and researchers such as Dr John Aucott, Dr Klinghardt, Dr Alan MacDonald, Pamela Weintraub, Dr Kerry Clarke, and more!— the line up has been sensational!! “Lyme Light Radio” has had an incredible first year! We must celebrate!

To be your host is a true honor. Every week I am given the opportunity to converse on a topic that is essentially critical to our future and something I care about deeply. The Lyme disease epidemic has raged too long, too many lives have been damaged, and too much lack of understanding has propagated an international public health crisis we can barely catch up to now. Time is NOT on our side, but the airwaves are! This dialogue we have started on “Lyme Light Radio” is pivotal and potentially transformative on so many levels. Please help me thank all the powers that be; our sponsors, my network, and my production team for helping us air “Lyme Light Radio with Katina.” Without this support we would not be here at all.

Dr. Pat Baccili, Transformation Talk Radio network owner and award winning host of the #1 show in Independent Talk Radio show, “The Dr. Pat Show,” is my guiding star. http://www.thedrpatshow.com/drp_drpat_baccili.php
Thank you Dr. Pat for giving me this chance, supporting my dream and partnering with me on so many special events – The Martha’s Vineyard Gala, The TBDA Masquerade Ball Live From NYC, and John Donnally’s cycle across America, ‘Bite Back for a Cure’ were beyond phenomenal.

To Linda Firing, Jesica Henderson, Kim Hunt, thank you for coaching me and my office assistants in radio production and so much ‘hand holding’ as newbies.

My crew at WBLQ is the BEST! Station owner Chris DiPaulo, Brian Sullivan, and Lorren Kleinkauf, each week you make that magic elixir run so smoothly – by finessing Skype contacts to my guests overseas, to John Donnally on a cellphone in the prairies, or a dropped caller in Montana, and just plain ol’ studio technical mystery that you handle with such ease. You back me up and produce our now ‘go to’ broadcasts faithfully. I understand people stop you in the street and rave about our program! How great it that? Runaway hit right away – on a key topic! Cheers mates- you are so fun, too!

To our sponsors who helped fund the production of this show – Advanced Cell Training, BioResource Inc., Deer DeFence, TBDAlliance, I am indebted. Without you, we could not bring all this help and knowledge to others. Your belief in me and this program’s mission means so much to me!

It will be time to start our fundraising and sponsorship drive soon for this next season. Listeners and friends, I hope you can help even in small amounts when we start our campaign– the show must go on!! WE have a great program going now, it is too key to loose this edge and validation of a silent epidemic. I will let you know as we start the fundraising efforts.

Special thanks no my personal assistants, Charlotte Miller, Chloe Rapp, Catherine Bailey, Arianna Meehan – OMG – you keep me organized and help me coordinate our brilliant guests and sponsors. The details are endless and the technology beyond my capacity. Bless your professionalism, camaraderie, enthusiasm and often weird hours that we pull.

To our listeners I say bless you! My heart is in “Lyme Light Radio” for the all too many millions maimed by lyme disease and co-infections. I cannot sit on the sidelines and let the suffering continue. This illness needs to be thoroughly wiped out, preventable, diagnosed properly and no longer ravaging multi-generations.

My intention is that you learn something new every week on “Lyme Light Radio,” gain a glimmer of hope, feel less alone. We broadcast out of Westerly, RI on WBLQ 1230 AM with a listening range of 1,500,000 residents, streaming live on the web via the Dr. Pat Show syndicate and Transformation Talk Radio, we span the globe to multi-millions! Our shows are archived forever http://lymelightradio.com, and on the Transformation Talk Radio mobile app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ttr.transformationtalkradio.

I get emails from all over! Germany, Belgium, France, Poland, Iraq, Australia, Canada, Uruguay, Iowa, Arkansas, Florida, you name it! Thank you listeners for tuning in with us, for following, for sharing tweets and FB posts, helping others find help via this show.

In gratitude to you all, my anniversary show this Wednesday August 13 is a book giveaway. All listeners can email us at lymelightradio@gmail.com with your name and address and I will send you an autographed copy of my award winning memoir “Out of the Woods: Healing Lyme Disease – Body, Mind and Spirit.”

Also, this is a different format this week – I am the guest!! My wonderful assistant Catherine Bailey will interview me!! Tune in 1 PM pt/4 PM ET and find out why I wrote my memoir, how “Lyme Light Radio” got started and what we will be doing in the year ahead! The tables are turned. I have to answer the questions!!

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Catherine Bailey is an aspiring broadcaster who lives in Manchester NH. She graduated from Southern NH University with a degree in Communications, and has been accepted to the University of Iceland in Rekyjavik for the fall of 2015. Catherine is active in local political causes, community theater, the Toastmasters public speaking club, and the performance poetry scene. She dreams of working with her voice, on the radio, reading audiobooks, and performing as a voiceover artist.


In parting I would like to say I am truly grateful for my life journey. Even with my vivid imagination, I never dreamed as a humble homeopath in a private practice, in a tiny New England village, I would be asked to walk onto the trenches of a world wide epidemic and tend to the decimated thousands of weary souls. Each of you whom I meet out ‘on the road’ when I speak touch me. Your stories are profound, your hearts are pleading and your souls are mighty. I feel your pain and I won’t stop working for us all until we affect a true healing.

It is my privilege to host “Lyme Light Radio.” We will change the future. I wear this mantle now with pride, for together we will make a difference. Thank you one and all. Join me each week and let us rejoice in the good “Lyme Light Radio” induces. Happy anniversary!! May there be many more to come!!

Follow us on Twitter @LymeLightRadio and @KatinaMakris and on Facebook /katina.makris.9 /OutOfTheWoodsBook and /LymeLightRadio. And on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Katina/Makris.

Everyone raise a toast, even if it is your healthy green drink, to this day of celebration! We have so much to look forward to– one new addition will be a monthly show where citizens of a specific state will call in live with their stories, politics and advances. I want to showcase what is happening or not happening in assorted endemic areas that are often overlooked. I also look forward to bringing on more scientists whom are working to crack the ‘Lyme code’ of systemic collapse for so many. WE will learn alot. Stay tuned each week and tell your friends we are here broadcasting faithfully!

Kindly,
Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

PS– thanks facebook friends for the photo decision making process. That was fun to work together.

PPS– If you missed this special episode, you can find it on iTunes or listen at http://thedrpatshow.com/shows/mak-140813-makris.mp3

Dr. Kerry Clark to be on Lyme Light Radio 11/21

Lyme Light Radio with Katina welcomes Dr. Kerry Clark, who will be with us this Wednesday, 11/21, 4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT. With 20 years of tick research in the south, Dr. Clark shares stunning revelations that Lyme disease is more rampant in the southern United States than the north! Wake up America, ISDA, CDC and everyone! Join us to learn more about his fascinating and important work!

Dr. Kerry Clark

Dr. Kerry Clark is the Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health. Dr. Clark came to the University of North Florida with a Masters in Public Health Epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of South Carolina, where he conducted the first ecologic study of the Lyme disease bacteria in that state. He has been studying Lyme and other tick-borne diseases for the past 20 years. In addition to his research, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in epidemiology and environmental health in the Department of Public Health at UNF.

Dr. Clark is committed to studying the ecology and epidemiology of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases in the southern U.S. He was the first to report finding Lyme disease spirochetes in animals and ticks in South Carolina, and in wild reptiles in South Carolina and Florida. He has documented the presence of Lyme disease bacteria, Babesia, and other tick-borne pathogens in wild animals, ticks, and humans in Florida and other southern states. Recently, he discovered two previously unrecognized Lyme Borrelia species in human patients in Florida, Georgia, and other states across the U.S.

Lyme Light Radio can be listened to live on WBLQ 1230AM in Southern New England or streamed online at http://www.TheDrPatShow.com and http://www.LymeLightRadio.com. We are also archived on The Dr. Pat Show website and can be found in podcast form for FREE on itunes!

REMINDER! 5th caller will receive an autographed copy of “Out of the Woods,Healing Lyme Disease, Body, Mind & Spirit”. 800 930 2158

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

A View From the Vineyard

Sunday August 18 registers to me as a synergistic moment in my life. The experience I was fortunate to be part of this weekend in unison with Lyme disease key players was remarkable. I am cogniscent of higher powers at play. From the casual inquiry email I sent in April to the Martha’s Vineyard Support Group to the stupendously powerful culmination on Sunday is more than kismet. It was ‘ordained’.

As you know I speak around the USA with “Out of the Woods” as a Lyme disease healer and guide, enabling awareness and support to spread. My work is filled with intention and fueled by passion. Martha’s Vineyard is one of the worst ransacked Lyme regions around. Synchronicity allowed me to select August 18 as a day to come speak on the Island, the support group leader emailed back- :”Katina your intuition is so strong, I double checked the calendar and that is the same day the Tick Borne Disease Alliance is here with their Bite Back for the Cure bikathon kick off! I will see if we can partner with them.

And we did. Thank you to TBDA David Roth, Jodi Nass, John Donnally, and Dr Roni DeLuz, Dr. Enid Haller, Sam Hiser of Martha’s Vineyard Lyme Center. You pulled off a masterful confluence. As fate would allow, the esteemed Lyme physician and researcher, Dr John Aucott joined us with a presentation on his cytokine genetic research, narrowing in on why some get so tragically ill with borrelia and others skim along. My talk at the Chilmark church was videoed professionally— we will get it on YouTube— one woman came up to me at the end and said something very profound to me;

“Katina, that was breathtaking

Jodi Nass, John Aucott, David Roth, John Donally, Katina Makris, Nancy Dougherty, Enid Haller, Sam Hiser
Jodi Nass, John Aucott, David Roth, John Donally, Katina Makris, Nancy Dougherty, Enid Haller, Sam Hiser
Every heart in this room was touched and your work is clearly not about you, but meant for mankind”.

Thank you Cynthia— I am moved to hear such sincerity. I am honored to be a messenger and healer.

By nightfall we had showered and changed to dinner attire. Dr Pat Baccill my Lyme Light Radio network owner and award winning host was taping interviews like a dervish, to air on her 300 station syndicate- 10,000,000 listeners . I taped my 8/21 show on site too. Dr John Aucott and TBDA sponsored cyclist John Donally will be heard this week on WBLQ.net. It was exciting to be there in the midst of a chock filled, powerhouse player event and be taping for Lyme Light Radio—-how far have I arisen from bedridden status?? Life is filled with opportunity and we are resilient creatures– please remember that!!

The evening was beautiful– fabulous gluten free food, great caters, a charming shingled Grange Hall, spiritual choir singing, Lyme disease empathic people, talented communicators, a new Lyme video and a feeling palpable to all that we were threaded ensemble for a reason. A powerful radio network, an esteemed research scientist, an award winning Lyme author, the nation’s largest Lyme disease fundraising group TBDA, a visible vehicle in bika-thon cross country talent, newspaper reporters and caring folks positioned in one place at one time are not random. We we brought together under a soft summer night sky to influence the future. And we will.

WE all left exhausted and cemented. Returning to our ‘normal’ habitats and work with collaborative intention to push even further and harder to ammend the Lyme disease atrocity. Thank you one and all for sharing my healing book “Out of the Woods”, for allowing my voice to now broadcast on the air waves and for the miracle of life— good things can happen, even amidst the harrowing storms.

Katina
LymeLightRadio.com

ps. read this tangential wake of it all too:

I am staying with my hosts in their darling cottage. cozy. it is situated on a country roadside.

today I am supposed to be resting, meditating, doing a bit of work for radio show this wednesday and regrouping for Block Island after a blitz of work in 48 hrs.

But, in the wake of yesterdays Lyme talk I gave and the big dinner event last night, I have had 3 complete strangers knocking on my door for advice on their Lyme heath! The place is riddled with INFECTED people with scant resource!!

I am backyard consulting on the spot– crazy and sad to witness how Lyme is so rampant and WHERE IS the medical help the country needs?

Let us shift the tides soon!!

 

Introducing Lyme Light Radio with Katina

It is with true pleasure I introduce to you my wonderful new website and an amazing opportunity for all.

http://lymelightradio.com/IMG_7795

Welcome to “Lyme-Light Radio with Katina”, a weekly radio talk show devoted to Lyme disease, in a host, guest, call-in format. Filled with information and inspiration, we aim to educate worldwide listeners on a diversity of Lyme-related topics. This is a timely show, and we are seeking sponsorship to launch by June, 2013.

Broadcast from Transformative Talk Radio’s flagship station, WBLQ 1230 AM, Westerly, RI, in the heart of Lyme country, we will reach 700,000 listeners in winter and 1,500,000 in summer throughout southern New England and New York, plus access to a 300 station syndicate expanded to major US cities, Australia and Europe, leveraging our audience into the multi-millions.

In partnership with The Dr. Pat Show, five years voted #1 most listened to network, “Lyme-Light Radio with Katina” is a huge step forward for the Lyme disease community, enabling us to expand global awareness through the very viable medium of talk radio, on a dynamic network.

As a recoveree of a ten-year chronic Lyme disease journey, I am honored to be your host. Selected by Dr. Pat Baccili for my avid Lyme disease education work, best selling, award winning book “Out of the Woods; Healing Lyme Disease Body, Mind & Spirit” and 28 years experience as a natural healthcare practitioner, my goal is to help end the suffering and confusion surrounding Lyme disease and associated conditions. But, we need your financial sponsorship to make this promising radio show happen.

Please contact me abou the media kit and information on Transformative Talk Radio, our broadcast outlets and syndicates, and the specifics of the “Lyme-Light Radio” show. The sponsorship kit expounds upon pricing for yearly, six month, or single show options. Commercial airtime, website banners, on-air interviews and more are all possible, helping you promote your service, product or message. Of course we welcome donors who value the nature of this program yet have no desire to have commercial or interview airtime.

This is a most exciting opportunity for all of us. Please join forces with me and let us change the future!

Sincerely,

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH