Tick Boot Camp

S1E82 - Know Better to Do Better - an interview with Mary Juhl

Mary Juhl had strange symptoms like numbness in her head, stomach pain, bladder issues, and depression which were caused by Lyme Disease

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Mary Juhl. Growing up, Ms. Juhl constantly felt sick. She had strange symptoms like numbness in her head, stomach pain, bladder issues, and depression. Her father was a doctor and ran all sorts of tests on her, but they were inconclusive. Recently, she asked her family practitioner to run a Lyme test. It came back positive for chronic and acute Lyme. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Juhl is using yoga to aid her on her healing journey and to help others, then tune in now!

S1E81 - The Queen Bee - an interview with Laura MacLeod

Laura MacLeod is treating Chronic Lyme Disease with Bee Venom Therapy (BVT)

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Laura MacLeod from the Heal Hive. Growing up, Ms. MacLeod always felt sick. She was constantly fatigued and missed a lot of days at school. After graduating from Wake Forest University, Ms. McLeod started working long hours in advertising, which is when her health started to rapidly deteriorate. She was having seizures, passing out, and couldn’t eat. After she tested positive for Lyme, Ms. McLeod was treated with antibiotics, which made her feel worse. Doctors concluded that she didn’t actually have Lyme, and her parents agreed. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. McLeod is currently using Bee Venom Therapy to treat her Chronic Lyme Disease, then tune in now!

S1E80 - A Lymie from Paree

After 21 years of being sick, Daisy White was referred to a doctor who finally properly diagnosed her with Lyme Disease

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Daisy White. Growing up, Ms. White traveled all over the world, visiting places like Italy and Spain. She also spent time in tick endemic communities on Long Island and in Massachusetts. She also experienced weird health problems throughout her childhood. All of that worsened when Ms. White took a trip to Africa in college. She got terribly sick with dysentery, and by her senior year, thought that she was going to die. Ms. White was struggling to hold down food and had terrible pain all over her body. In her mid-40s, due to dental struggles, she was referred to a doctor who finally diagnosed her with Lyme Disease. If you would like to learn more about how Daisy White is using her tick disease journey to be an advocate for others, then tune in now!

S1E79 - 3 for 3 - an interview with Kirstin Long

Kirstin Long, her sister, and one of their friends played outside as children and all 3 of them got sick with Lyme Disease

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Kirstin Long. Throughout her childhood, Ms. Long, her sister, and one of their friends would play outside in the woods every day. None of them ever found a tick biting them, but all 3 of them have Lyme Disease. In the summer of 2012, Ms. Long developed severe pain in her legs. After two long years of suffering, Ms. Long’s sister made a prayer request for Ms. Long at their church. A parishioner stood up and asked if they had looked into Lyme Disease. Ms. Long and her sister both tested positive for Lyme. If you would like to learn more about how Kirstin Long is using her tick disease journey to help others with nutrition and fitness, then tune in now!

S1E78 - You Were Right - an interview with Lindsey Lozoskie

Suddenly, Lindsey Lozoskie didn’t feel like she was in her own body and developed thyroid problems and POTS

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Lindsey Lozoskie. She is a 21-year-old college student from Virginia. Ms. Lozoskie first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease during the summer of 2015, right before her senior year of high school. Suddenly, she didn’t feel like she was in her own body and developed thyroid problems and POTS. As a result of her health issues, Ms. Lozoskie began to feel isolated from her peers. Once she finally got her Lyme diagnosis, she was validated. She started a treatment regimen that consisted of antibiotics, organic foods, and herbs. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Lozoskie is using her tick disease experience to change the world, then tune in now!

S1E77 - The Authentic Self - an interview with Karen Maloney

Karen Maloney is combatting her Chronic Lyme Disease with biomagnetism

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Karen Maloney. She was 18 when she started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. After a seemingly quick diagnosis and treatment with 30 days of Doxycycline, Ms. Maloney thought she would never have to think about Lyme again. Unfortunately, she was exposed to mold and her symptoms returned. By 2018, she was at her worst. Currently, Ms. Maloney is combatting her Chronic Lyme with biomagnetism. If you would like to learn more about Karen Maloney’s journey toward becoming her authentic self and how she helped develop an app that creates a community for people with chronic illnesses, then tune in now!

S1E76 - Tick Wise - an interview with April Nill-Boitano

April Nill-Boitano decided that she needed to help others and created Tick Wise Education, a nonprofit that educates children and adults on tick bite prevention

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is April Nill-Boitano. She is the president of Tick Wise Education, a nonprofit that educates children and adults on tick bite prevention. Ms. Nill-Boitano has been bitten by ticks three times, and experienced sinus symptoms, rashes, and hives that only worsened as she got older. She received many misdiagnoses and wasn’t taken seriously by the medical community. After finally receiving a Lyme diagnosis, she decided that she needed to help others. If you would like to learn more about April Nill-Boitano’s tick disease journey and how she came to develop her Tick Wise curriculum, then tune in now!

S1E75 - From Crime Fighter to Lyme Fighter - an interview with Emma Mellblom

Emma Mellblom is a 31-year-old woman from Sweden who was training to become a police officer when she was adversely affected by the symptoms of a tick disease

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Emma Mellblom. She is a 31-year-old woman from Sweden. Ms. Mellblom was training to become a police officer when she was adversely affected by the symptoms of a tick disease in 2012. She experienced nausea, flu-like symptoms, and joint aches. She was finally diagnosed with Lyme five years later. If you would like to learn more about how Emma Mellblom is using her tick disease journey to remind others to remain positive and take time to heal, then tune in now!

S1E74 - You Do Not Look Sick - an interview with Signe Jensen

Signe Jensen is a 29-year-old fitness and health influencer from Denmark who was bitten by a tick and developed a bullseye rash

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Signe Jensen. She is a 29-year-old fitness and health influencer from Denmark. In 2011, Ms. Jensen fell off of her bike and was severely concussed. Then, in 2013, she was bitten by a tick and developed a bullseye rash. She was given 10 days of antibiotics. Soon, she had flu-like symptoms, hair loss, and menstrual irregularities. Ms. Jensen finally received a positive Lyme test five years later. If you would like to learn more about how Signe Jensen is using her Lyme Disease journey to help others know that they’re not alone, then tune in now!

S1E73 - No One Believed Me - an interview with Anna Strezelczyk

Anna Strezelczyk was bitten by a tick at the age of 7 and as she got older she started to have trouble walking, breathing, and speaking

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Anna Strezelczyk. Anna Strezelczyk is a 29-year-old IT professional from Poland. At the age of 7, she was bitten by a tick. Afterward, she started to experience health problems, and was always sick growing up. As she got older, she started to have trouble walking, breathing, and speaking. She also had numerous hospital stays before being diagnosed with Lyme at the age of 26. If you would like to learn more about how Anna Strezelczyk is using her Lyme disease journey to facilitate an open conversation about Lyme, then tune in now!

Tick Boot Camp is designed to further the conversation about ticks, Lyme Disease and other tick diseases. Check out our podcast to hear first hand experiences.