Tick Boot Camp

Riding Out Lyme - an interview with Brandi Dean

Brandi Dean is the founder and president of Ride Out Lyme, and founder and advisory board member of the Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Brandi Dean. Brandi Dean is the founder and president of Ride Out Lyme, and founder and advisory board member of the Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness. After finishing a four-year tour in the Coast Guard, she began to feel the symptoms of a tick disease. At its worst, Brandi Dean would have to take her son to school in a taxi, because she was incapable of driving. She was bitten for a second time in 2016 and her symptoms returned with a vengeance. If you’d like to learn more about Brandi Dean’s tick disease journey and how she and her husband are helping others with tick borne illnesses, then tune in now!

I Did Everything You’re Supposed to Do, and I Still Got Sick - an interview with Sara Brunner

Sara Brunner suffered for two years and had an unsuccessful trip to the Mayo Clinic

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Sara Brunner. Sara Brunner is a clinical dietician from Ontario, Canada. In 2014, she was bitten by a tick and started experiencing flu-like symptoms. She was still suffering two years later and had an unsuccessful trip to the Mayo Clinic. The night of the trip, her husband conducted his own research pertaining to his wife’s illness, and Lyme Disease repeatedly came up. The next day, Sara Brunner ordered an IGenex test and her healing journey began. If you’d like to learn more about Sara Brunner’s tick disease journey and how she hopes to someday create a program that helps other Lymies, then tune in now!

The Naturopathic Mama - an interview with Dr. Nicola Ducharme

Dr. Nicola Ducharme is a Naturopathic Doctor, the author of several books on Lyme Disease, and has developed online Lyme Disease training programs

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Dr. Nicola Ducharme. Dr. Ducharme is a Naturopathic Doctor trained in Australia and the US. She is also the author of several books on Lyme Disease and has developed online Lyme Disease training programs. Early in her career, Dr. Ducharme recognized that many of her patients with Autism had sick mothers. She theorized that the mothers may have Lyme Disease and could have passed it on to their children in utero. If you would like to learn more about her research, her educational programs, her books, and her international travels to share Lyme education with patients, then tune in now!

The Resurrection of a Health Coach - an interview with Stefanie Smit

Stefanie Smit's diagnostic and healing journey began after she was failed by 17 medical doctor

Tick Boot Camp’s guests today is Stefanie Smit. Stefanie Smit is a 38-year-old woman from Atlanta, Georgia. In 2016, her Lyme Disease symptoms began to interfere with her everyday life and her ability to be present as a mother and a wife. Her diagnostic and healing journey began after she was failed by 17 medical doctors. As a result of the transformation caused by her Lyme Disease experience, she is now enrolled in an educational program to become a certified health and wellness coach. If you would like to learn more about how Stefanie Smit’s Lyme Disease journey prepared her to help others manage and overcome chronic illnesses, then tune in now.

Lyme Taught Me to Validate Every Patient - an interview with Dr. Lindsay Vose

Dr. Lindsay Vose's personal Lyme disease experience taught her to listen to and validate her patients

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Dr. Lindsay Vose. Lindsay Vose is a 24-year-old woman from Enfield, Connecticut. In 2013, during her freshman year at college, her Lyme disease symptoms became so severe she could no longer exercise, and her brain fog made it difficult to study for exams. Her diagnosis and healing journey began after she began to treat with a naturopath. In May, Lindsay earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Her personal Lyme disease experience taught her to listen to and validate her patients. If you would like to learn more about how a Doctor of Physical Therapy used her Lyme disease journey as a tool for professional development, then tune in now!

Kindness Personified - an interview with Brooke Stoddard

Over the past 6 years he has treated with the famous Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD), Dr. Kenneth Liegner, using antibiotics to regain 95% of his health

Tick Boot Camp’s guests today is Brooke Stoddard. Brooke Stoddard is a 39-year-old resident of New York City, New York. In 2010, Mr. Stoddard’s Lyme Disease symptoms became career threatening: brain fog made it difficult to find words to complete sentences and occasionally he would have a conversation with a co-worker and realize that he couldn't remember their name. Over the past 6 years he has treated with the famous Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD), Dr. Kenneth Liegner, using antibiotics to regain 95% of his health. He is also the co-founder of Generation Lyme, a platform for young Lyme Disease patients and their supporters to meet online and in person so they can feel “less alone.”

Has Horowitz Cured Lyme Disease? - an interview with Dr. Richard I. Horowitz, MD and Savi Glowe

Dr. Horowitz the medical director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center and the author of two best selling Lyme Disease books: “Why Can’t I Get Better?” and “How Can I Get Better?”

Tick Boot Camp’s guests today are Richard I Horowitz, MD and Savi Glowe. Dr. Horowitz is a Board Certified Internist in private practice in Hyde Park, New York. He is the medical director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center and the author of two best selling Lyme Disease books: “Why Can’t I Get Better?” and “How Can I Get Better?” Savi Glowe is the Director of Operations at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai and the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare. She is also the organizing chair of the LymeMind conference. At the LymeMind conference, Dr. Horowitz will present a clinical cure for chronic Lyme Disease. If you would like to learn more how Dr Richard I Horowitz, MD has developed a treatment regimen that is a clinical cure to chronic Lyme Disease, then tune in now!

The Unstoppable Force - an interview with Cassidy Colbert

Despite suffering from Chronic Lyme Disease for over one-third of her young life, Ms. Colbert is a student, officer in a leading Lyme Disease education foundation, a Lyme educator, lecturer, blogger and teen Lyme Disease support group administrator

Tick Boot Camp’s guests today is the dynamic Cassidy Colbert. Despite suffering from Chronic Lyme Disease for over one-third of her young life, Ms. Colbert is very accomplished. She is a student, officer in a leading Lyme Disease education foundation, a Lyme educator, lecturer, blogger and teen Lyme Disease support group administrator. In the summers of 2018 and 2019, Ms. Colbert traveled the United States with noted Lyme Disease education expert Dr. Nancy Fox to provide Lyme Disease education to over 5,500 children in 25 cities. If you would like to learn more about how a 21 year-old has battled Chronic Lyme Disease and become “The Unstoppable Force” in the Lyme education and awareness community, then tune in now!

The Sweetest Devotion - an interview with Lillian and Meredith Park

Lillian was diagnosed with Lyme, and Meredith’s doctor theorized that she too had it, and passed it on to Lillian in utero

Tick Boot Camp’s guests today are Lillian and Meredith Park, a mother-daughter duo from the northern suburbs of Chicago. Meredith Park has been sick since her late teens, when she started to feel extreme fatigue, severe headaches, and anxiety. Meredith received various misdiagnoses ranging from bipolar disorder to MS. It wasn’t until her daughter, Lillian, was born that Ms. Park figured out the true cause behind her symptoms. Around the age of two, Lillian started to experience rashes and bite marks all over her body, accompanied by a fever and extreme fatigue. Lillian was diagnosed with Lyme, and Meredith’s doctor theorized that she too had it, and passed it on to Lillian in utero. If you would like to learn more about a mother and daughter’s Lyme Disease journey, then tune in!

I Did It My Way - an interview with Michaela Sheranko

Michaela Sheranko is the founder of the Lyme not-for-profit “I love the way you Lyme”

Tick Boot Camp’s guests today is Michaela Sheranko. Michaela Sheranko is a 25-year-old woman from Massachusetts. She is a creative spirit with an interest in various art forms including music and film. She is also a social media manager and the founder of the Lyme not-for-profit “I love the way you Lyme.” If you would like to learn more about how Michaela Sheranko pursued her Lyme Disease treatment and her music her “own way,” then tune in now!

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