Tick Boot Camp

S1E88 - Summer Succulence

Ms. Succulence was a 15-year-old high school student when she started to experience the symptoms of Lyme Disease

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Summer Succulence. Ms. Succulence is a 24-year-old social media influencer from Orange County, California. Ms. Succulence was a 15-year-old high school student when she started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. She went from earning straight A’s to not being able to comprehend the words in a textbook. She had to drop out during her sophomore year of high school. Ms. Succulence was also forced to give up two of her passions, art and makeup. She saw more than 50 doctors before receiving her Lyme diagnosis. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Succulence is using her experience with Lyme to help others who are on their healing journeys, then tune in now!

S1E87 - The Biohacking Bombshell - an interview with Allyssa LaScala

Allyssa LaScala was diagnosed early with Lyme Disease, however she was not given proper treatment and developed Chronic Lyme Disease

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Allyssa LaScala. Ms. LaScala is a 29-year-old integrative health practitioner from Reading, Pennsylvania. In 2011, during her sophomore year of college, she started to experience extreme fatigue. She scheduled an appointment with her primary care physician, who ran a multitude of tests, including a Western Blot. Ms. LaScala tested positive for Lyme. She took Doxycycline for 3 weeks, but still felt the symptoms of a tick disease. After 6 months, she asked to be retested, and still came back positive for Lyme. While developing new symptoms like depression and brain fog, Ms. LaScala got advice from other Lymies. She decided to see a Lyme literate doctor. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. LaScala’s Lyme experience changed the course of her life and led her to start the Biohacking Bombshell, then tune in now!

S1E86 - The Blue Bird - an interview with Jody Hudson

Jody Hudson is carrying on her daughter’s legacy to help others with Lyme Disease and MCAS through the Alex Hudson Lyme Foundation

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Jody Hudson from the Alex Hudson Lyme Foundation. Ms. Hudson joins the podcast today on behalf of her daughter, Alex. Ms. Hudson is from Fresno, California. Her daughter grew up a typical, healthy girl who loved to play sports. When Alex was in 5th grade, she started to experience joint pain. Doctors found nothing and dismissed Alex as a medical mystery for 10 years. She was correctly diagnosed with Lyme in May 2017, but it was too late. Lyme triggered Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) in Alex, and the two diseases destroyed her body. She was never able to gain control of her illness and passed away in March of 2018. As Alex was always service oriented, once she was diagnosed with Lyme, she wanted to help others. If you would like to learn about how Ms. Hudson is carrying on her daughter’s legacy through the Alex Hudson Lyme Foundation, then tune in now!

S1E85 - Out of the Closet - an interview with Sarah Hott

Sarah Hott is a 29-year-old social media influencer, blogger, and digital marketing manager from northern Virginia winning the battle against Lyme Disease

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Sarah Hott. Ms. Hott is a 29-year-old social media influencer, blogger, and digital marketing manager from northern Virginia. In the fall of 2016, she grew increasingly sick with an extremely high fever and body aches. The ER kept sending her away. She finally went to a walk-in clinic, where it was determined that her liver was swollen, and her gallbladder was on the brink of failure. Ms. Hott was not diagnosed with Lyme until she went to the Jemsek Clinic in 2018. By then she was cognitively impaired. She was treated with antibiotics through an IV port and has seen a lot of progress. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Hott is using her new identity to inspire others through her social platform, then tune in now!

S1E84 - The 2200 Mile Diagnosis - an interview with Julieann Hartley

Julieann Hartley had extreme fatigue, joint pain, insomnia, and her bowels were paralyzed before properly being diagnosed with Lyme Disease

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Julieann Hartley. Ms. Hartley is a music therapist from New Hampshire. She had an extremely high fever in 2012 that was accompanied by a rash. Her father recognized her rash as the same one that he had when he was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. Ms. Hartley’s doctor, the same one that treated her father for Lyme, told her that she just had a virus. But after that incident, her health deteriorated. She had extreme fatigue, joint pain, insomnia, and her bowels were paralyzed. Her naturopath begged her to submit to a Lyme test. Once she agreed, it came back positive. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Hartley managed to graduate as the valedictorian of her college class and maintain a relationship with her future husband while battling Lyme, then tune in now!

S1E83 - The Gold Medalist - an interview with Arianne Jones

Arianne Jones is an Olympic athlete who was one of the fittest athletes in the world until she got Lyme Disease and couldn't even walk up the stairs

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Arianne Jones. Ms. Jones is an Olympic athlete and holistic nutritionist from Canada. As part of her luge career, she has competed not only at the Sochi Olympics, but also in 10 Canadian championships and 52 world cups. She trained for up to 8 hours a day, went to the gym afterwards, and took college classes in the evenings. But in May of 2016, she started to exhibit the symptoms of a tick disease. She had dizzy spells, pain in her bones, a fast heart rate, and sensitivity to light and noise. She had a blood test sent off to Armin Labs in Germany, and it came back positive for Lyme and multiple co-infections. If you would like to hear more about how this Olympian’s life changing Lyme journey inspired her to launch her own brand, then tune in now!

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 - an interview with Daisy White

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!

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