Tick Boot Camp

S1E98 - She's Been There - an interview with Dr. Casey Kelley

Dr. Kelley became an integrative doctor and the founder of Case Integrative Health after suffering from Lyme disease and learning from Dr. Richard Horowitz

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Dr. Casey Kelley. Dr. Kelley is an integrative doctor and the founder of Case Integrative Health. She’s from Chicago, Illinois. While in college, Dr. Kelley started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. By the time she was in medical school, she had a high heart rate, extreme fatigue, and brain fog. After watching Dr. Richard Horowitz speak at an integrative medical conference, she decided to get tested for Lyme. It came back positive. If you would like to learn more about how Dr. Kelley shifted her practice to focus almost exclusively on helping other Lymies, then tune in now!

S1E97 - The Team Builder - an interview with Athena Brownson

Ms. Brownson has treated her Lyme with Disulfiram, and is currently tackling parasites in her gut

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Athena Brownson. Ms. Brownson is a 29-year-old realtor from Denver, Colorado. Ms. Brownson was a successful freestyle skier when she first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. After finishing college, she developed severe anxiety, depression, GI, and thyroid issues. Luckily, her boyfriend is a doctor, and he knew there was an underlying cause to her health problems. He convinced her to get tested for Lyme, and it came back positive. Ms. Brownson has since treated her Lyme with Disulfiram, and is currently tackling parasites in her gut. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Brownson is inspiring other Lymies to give themselves grace and love their bodies, then tune in now!

S1E96 - Remission is not a Cure - an interview with Amber Nadine

Ms. Nadine is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter from Pennsylvania who finally found a homeopathic doctor to help her heal from Lyme Disease

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Amber Nadine. Ms. Nadine is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter from Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. Ms. Nadine was a 16-year-old high school student when she first started experiencing the symptoms of a tick disease. She had a tick bite on her rib cage, and had a fever, rash, and severe pain not long after. The on-call doctor at her primary care physicians’ office knew immediately that she had Lyme, and Ms. Nadine went to the emergency room to be tested. She had to be taken in a wheelchair. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Nadine’s homeopathic doctor helped her to heal, and how she is no inspiring other Lymies, then tune in now!

S1E95 - Swimming Upstream - an interview with Sophie Ward

Ms. Ward is a 25-year-old from North West, England whose Chronic Lyme Disease was misdiagnosed by her team of doctors as anorexia and depression

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Sophie Ward. Ms. Ward is a 25-year-old podcaster, blogger, and travel agency owner from North West, England. Ms. Ward was an elite swimmer training for the London 2012 Olympics when she first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. She had extreme weight loss, gut issues, burning at the soles of her feet, and a low core body temperature. Doctors told her she was anorexic and depressed. After five years, Ms. Ward finally tested positive for Lyme disease. She has focused her healing around gut health. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Ward uses her many talents to inspire other Lymies to take on whatever challenges come their way, then tune in now!

S1E94 - Lyme Stole My Love for the Game - an interview with Madison Lewis

Ms. was a 16-year-old high school student when she first started to experience the symptoms of a Lyme Disease

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Madison Lewis. Ms. Lewis is a 22-year-old entrepreneur and social media influencer from Los Angeles, California. Ms. Lewis was a 16-year-old high school student when she first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. She was on multiple sports teams, got good grades, and had a busy social life. When Ms. Lewis failed the running test for her field hockey team, she immediately knew something was wrong. She had two tests for Lyme; one was positive, and the other was negative. Her doctor dismissed the results and Ms. Lewis had a subsequent slew of misdiagnoses. After three years, she tested positive for Lyme again and was treated with antibiotics. If you would like to learn more about how Lyme inspired Ms. Lewis to use her creativity to open her own business, then tune in now!

S1E93 - A Black Woman in the Land of Misdiagnosis - an interview with Rhisa Marie Parera

Ms. Parera lost her job, her friends, and could barely function due to Lyme Disease until she was finally diagnosed ten years after her initial symptoms started

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Rhisa Marie Parera. Ms. Parera is a 30-year-old multimedia journalist and yogi from Union City, New Jersey. After a senior trip in high school to Upstate, New York, Ms. Parera had extreme abdominal pain. She also started to experience migraines and dizzy spells. She first saw her primary care physician, but received no concrete answers. After seeing over 30 doctors, she was given medicine for depression. Her concerns and symptoms were routinely dismissed by most doctors because she was a woman. She lost her job, her friends, and could barely function. Ten years after her initial symptoms, Ms. Parera finally had an appointment with a female doctor who tested her for Lyme disease. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Parera is giving back to the community of Lymies who have helped her, then tune in now!

S1E92 - If I Knew Then - an interview with Corene Summers

Ms. Summers finally tested positive for Lyme Disease after 8 years and 40 doctors with symptoms including an ovarian cyst rupture, anxiety and depression, digestive issues, and brain fog

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Corene Summers. Ms. Summers is a 34-year-old meditation and mindfulness expert, wellness coach, Reiki Master, and yoga instructor from Chicago, Illinois. She went hiking in Shenandoah in 2010, and noticed a tick on her stomach a few days later. Soon after, she developed flu-like symptoms and a bullseye rash. She tested positive for Lyme at an urgent care, and doctors put her on Doxycycline. She was allergic to the antibiotic, and was not given a new one. Soon, she had an ovarian cyst rupture, anxiety and depression, digestive issues, and brain fog. After 8 years and 40 doctors, Ms. Summers finally tested positive for Lyme again, and found that it had been the root cause of her symptoms. If you would like to learn more about how Lyme transformed Ms. Summers into a stronger version of herself, and how she’s using that to help other Lymies, then tune in now!

S1E91 - The Artist, the Yogi and the Lymie - an interview with Stela Sulzdorf

Ms. Sulzdorf was bed-bound for almost a year and is currently unable to walk due to Lyme Disease

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Stela Sulzdorf. Ms. Sulzdorf is a 30-year-old yogi from the United Kingdom. She initially started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease when she was just 20 years old, and they forced her to drop out of the University of the Arts London. Her health declined even further in 2016, when she started to have flu-like symptoms and throat infections. She also developed chest pain, knee issues, and started to have seizures. When she finally received a positive Lyme test in February of 2019, she was prescribed Doxycycline. Ms. Sulzdorf had terrible Herxheimer reactions that increased her seizures. If you would like to join Ms. Sulzdorf at the beginning of her Lyme treatment journey, tune in now!

S1E90 - The Good Wife - an interview with Jennifer Gladysz

Ms. Gladysz is a 46-year-old health coach and Lyme co-pilot from Joshua Tree, California

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Jennifer Gladysz. Ms. Gladysz is a 46-year-old health coach and Lyme co-pilot from Joshua Tree, California. She and her husband, Keith Gladysz, lived in Upstate New York when Mr. Gladysz started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. After a horse-riding accident, he had neck pain that spread throughout his body. He could no longer make music or spend time with his children. The couple went to Dr. Daniel Cameron, who treated Mr. Gladysz with long-term antibiotics. If you would like to learn more about how this husband and wife duo tackled Lyme with the Carnivore Diet, then tune in now! Learn more about Jennifer at Lyme.Solutions

S1E89 - I Remember Not Remembering - an interview with Vanessa Laporte

Ms. Laporte lost feeling in her hands and feet and ended up in a wheelchair after having a breast augmentation due to Lyme Disease

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Vanessa Laporte. Ms. Laporte is a 30-year-old customer service and accounts manager from Vancouver, Canada. She was bitten by a tick in 2011 and developed a bullseye rash, but doctors didn’t know what caused it. Ms. Laporte started to develop the symptoms of a tick disease. In 2015, after having a breast augmentation, her symptoms spiraled out of control. She lost feeling in her hands and feet. Two years later, she was in a wheelchair. Ms. Laporte saw over 30 doctors before she received a Lyme diagnosis. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Laporte hopes to inspire others to find strength through their Lyme journeys, then tune in now!

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