Tick Boot Camp

S1E101 - The Young Gun - an interview with Alex Moresco

Alex Moresco is a 27-year-old Lyme advocate from Chicago who has recently had great success with IVIG therapy

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Alex Moresco. Alex Moresco is a 27-year-old Lyme advocate from Chicago. She hosts a podcast, handles media for one of her favorite LLMDs, helps develop TV shows, fights for policy change, and has raised over $350,000 for the Global Lyme Alliance. Ms. Moresco first discusses her work in PR, the first symptoms of a tick disease, and her familial support. Next, Ms. Moresco discusses her diagnostic journey, treatment journey, and immunodeficiency. Lastly, Ms. Moresco discusses her career change. She became extremely driven to help other Lymies, and shares how she is using her background in PR to advocate for change. If you would like to learn more about the final stages of Ms. Moresco’s development into a Lyme superhero, then tune in now!

S1E100 - The Touchstone - an interview with Dr. Bill Rawls (Part B)

Tick Boot Camp’s special 100th episode guest is Dr. Bill Rawls, bestselling author of Unlocking Lyme

Tick Boot Camp’s special 100th episode guest is Dr. Bill Rawls, bestselling author of Unlocking Lyme. Dr. Rawls was a 45-year-old OBGYN when he first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. His Lyme journey has led him to helping MANY others with his herbal protocol. Today, he talks about a new definition for Lyme disease, immune disruption, and new treatment protocols! If you would like to learn more about Lyme and gain helpful insight from one of the most intelligent experts, then tune in now!

S1E100 - The Touchstone - an interview with Dr. Bill Rawls (Part A)

Tick Boot Camp’s special 100th episode guest is Dr. Bill Rawls, bestselling author of Unlocking Lyme

Tick Boot Camp’s special 100th episode guest is Dr. Bill Rawls, bestselling author of Unlocking Lyme. Dr. Rawls was a 45-year-old OBGYN when he first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. His Lyme journey has led him to helping MANY others with his herbal protocol. Today, he talks about a new definition for Lyme disease, immune disruption, and new treatment protocols! If you would like to learn more about Lyme and gain helpful insight from one of the most intelligent experts, then tune in now!

S1E99 - Dancing in the Narrows – an interview with Dana and Anna Penenberg

Learn About a Mother-Daughter Odyssey Through Chronic Lyme Disease

Tick Boot Camp’s guests today are Dana and Anna Penenberg. We’re excited to feature them this week, because Anna’s book, Dancing in the Narrows: A Mother-Daughter Odyssey Through Chronic Illness, comes out Tuesday, July 7th. Dana was a 16-year-old sophomore in high school when she first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. At the same time, Anna was a single mother of two, working as a therapist. Suddenly, Dana started to experience flu-like symptoms, including a fever, body aches, and brain fog. Anna didn’t know why her healthy, successful daughter couldn’t get out of bed. Ten doctors and a year later, Dana was finally diagnosed with Lyme. If you would like to learn more about Dana and Anna’s journey with Lyme and gain some more insight into their book, then tune in now!

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!

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