Lyme Disease Survivor Success Story On Lyme Light Radio

Lyme Light Radio welcomes a heroic Lyme disease survivor to our show, Laura Wild! Join us today for a dose of inspiration!


Laura Wild is a freelance writer, medical student, and Lyme disease patient advocate from northern New York. Her dramatic story has been featured on the Discovery Channel and the Learning Channel’s “Mystery Diagnosis” which chronicles her bitter fight for survival through a nightmare of complex medical diagnoses. She saw over 50 doctors on her quest for a diagnosis, and was deemed a “medical mystery”. Laura was misdiagnosed as having fibromyalgia (FMS), Addison’s disease, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and countless others. Determined to seek out the cause of her vast array of symptoms, she researched various chronic illnesses on the internet and began to read into the possibility of tick borne diseases.The more she read, the more things seemed to make logical sense. Because of Laura’s outdoor pursuits, she had dozens of tick bites in her life, all of which had been dismissed by her onslaught of doctors. For almost a decade Laura was essentially diagnosed as having a “symptoms” because chronic fatigue always has a cause.

Finally, after suffering needlessly for ten years being diagnosed with symptoms and syndromes Laura went to see her Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD), Dr. Joseph J. Burrascano Jr. Dr. B discovered she had been infected with Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, babesiosis and bartonella infection. By the time she got in to see Dr. Burrascano, Laura was completely disabled, and had zero quality of life. Dr. Burrascano was and is Laura’s guardian angel, and his experience with tick-borne disease treatment saved her life. After 5 years of aggressive antibiotic treatment, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), Laura is now a medical student and a volunteer in the Lyme disease community helping other people receive the education, strength and support they need to work on healing. Laura’s Lyme disease story and advocacy website is which is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary.

Listen in at 4:00pm ET / 1:00pm PT on WBLQ 1230AM in Southern New England and streaming online live worldwide at

October and November Lyme Light Radio Guest Schedule

“Lyme Light Radio with Katina” has quickly become a sensational weekly talk show heard on WBLQ 1230 AM, Westerly RI and streaming live on and

Our first two months of programming have included break-out guests. We continue to bring cutting edge insights and inspiration on Lyme disease to our listeners. The array of subjects is expansive.

Currently we are follow the mighty cross America cycle trek of Lyme warrior, John Donnally, riding for the Tick Borne Disease Alliance “Bite Back For A Cure” Lyme disease awareness campaign. Each Wednesday John checks in with host Katina Makris sharing his journey, the folks he’s interfacing with and promoting Lyme disease education. We will follow John all the way to his final stop in Washington, DC around Thanksgiving.

Visit and @JohnDonnally on twitter for more news.

Meanwhile here is the promising LLR schedule for the rest of October and November 2013.

October 23: David Roth
October 30: Dr. Kenneth Liegner
November 6: Jenny Rush and Laura Wild
November 13: John Donnally
November 20: Kerry Clark
November 27: Dr. David Jernigan

Our phone in # for questions and comments on air is 800-930-2819

All shows are archived in podcasts at Put Katina Makris in the site search box.

Also, and now carry an ‘app’ you can download to your smartphone for easy listening!

Thank you for caring and sharing in our quest to end the Lyme epidemic.

Katina Makris, CCH, CIH

Connecticut Hosts Lyme Disease Author of “Out of the Woods”

I am thrilled to be visiting southern Connecticut this upcoming week, bring my inspirational message of recovery, hope and tools to your communities. “Out of the Woods: Healing Lyme Disease – Body, Mind & Spirit” is two books in one; a memoir of my 10 year healing journey and a savvy ‘nuts and bolts’ section outlining Lyme disease particulars and treatment modalities. 

Having presenting in over 50 locations now, I know the pulse point of the Lyme disease epidemic. It is that of confusion, alarm and pleas for help. On a shoe-string and a life-raft of community support I’ve have managed to orchestrate these heart warming and educational trips I take. Thank you in advance to Crystal Carter of Meriden, CT and Sarah Bouissou at Bernard’s, Ridgefield, plus area friends for hanging up posters!

So, everyone in Connecticut, pull out your calendars. Here are my upcoming venues:

Thursday, October 3rd

12:00 – 2:00 pm

Author Luncheon Series and Lyme Q&A

Bernard’s Restaurant

Ridgefield, CT

$25.00 includes a gourmet meal


Saturday, October 5th

2:00 – 4:00pm

Meriden Public Library

Meriden, CT

Free event!


I look forward to meeting you special people! Bring friends and family, too! I will have copies of “Out of the Woods” with me for signing.




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, and

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


here is the podcast:

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,, 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, for helping Lyme Light Radio shine.

Katina Makris


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!