Tick Boot Camp

S1E107 - Under Her Skin - an interview with Melanie Hubert

Ms. Hubert was diagnosed with Lyme disease when she was 12 and by the time she was 25 she couldn’t shower or dress herself after an extreme relapse

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Melanie Hubert. Ms. Hubert is a 28-year-old personal trainer from Miami, Florida. Ms. Hubert was just 12 years old when she was diagnosed with Lyme disease. She was a troublesome child because of issues that stemmed from Lyme. In 2017, Ms. Hubert suffered from an extreme relapse. She was underweight, had severe skin issues, and couldn’t shower or dress herself. She had to move back home. Ms. Hubert then started seeing a holistic medicine doctor and began her Lyme treatment journey. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Hubert stays so positive despite having had Lyme for more than half of her life, then tune in now!

S1E106 - Diagnostic Dog's Breakfast - an interview with Olivia Nicholas

Before being properly diagnosed with Lyme in Australia, Ms. Nicholas was misdiagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) and more over a 10 year period

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Olivia Nicholas. Ms. Nicholas is a 25-year-old mom and real estate administrator from Perth, Australia. She started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease when she was in high school. She had digestive issues, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Ms. Nicholas would not be diagnosed with Lyme until she saw close to 50 doctors. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Nicholas is helping others so they don’t ever have to feel as lost as she was on her journey, then tune in now!

S1E105 - Bee Nice - an interview with Joyce Braun

Ms. Braun is a Canadian currently treating her Lyme disease with Bee Venom Therapy (BVT)

Joyce Braun is a 43-year-old woman from Ontario, Canada. She was bitten by a tick during a camping trip to a Lyme endemic area in 2015. After the camping trip, she developed severe neck pain. She visited a hospital emergency room and was dismissed by the doctor and accused of seeking drugs. The doctor recommended that she visit a chiropractor for her neck pain. Thereafter her symptoms progressed, and she began to suffer fatigue and chemical sensitivities. In 2018, a series of stressful life events overwhelmed her immune system and she lost the ability to get out of bed. After visiting 5 doctors over 6 years, she was diagnosed with Lyme disease through an IGenix blood test. The IGenix test also showed that she tested positive for a German strain of Lyme disease. The results were surprising because Joyce never traveled to Germany. Today, Joyce is treating with Bee Venom Therapy (BVT) and has seen early positive results. If you would like to know more about Joyce Braun managed her Lyme disease related fatigue and chemical sensitivities using Bee Venom Therapy, then tune in now!

S1E104 - Captain Courageous - an interview with Julia Feygelman

Ms. Feygelman went to Klink St Georg in Germany to get treated with hyperthermia for Lyme disease

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Julia Feygelman. Ms. Feygelman is a 25-year-old community health scientist from Corte Madera, California. She first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease at just 15-years-old. She went on a volunteer trip to remove weeds, and a week later, she was hospitalized with a persistent high fever, rash, and swollen lymph nodes. She googled her own symptoms and knew she had Lyme disease, but since her test came back negative, it was never revisited. Ms. Feygelman fought through her symptoms to earn a B.S. and Master’s Degree from UCLA. It would take almost 10 years for her to be properly diagnosed with Lyme. If you would like to learn more about this brilliant Lymie who is in the midst of her healing journey, then tune in now!

S1E103 - Left Behind - an Interview with Abby Lottridge

Ms. Lottridge is a 19-year-old Lyme warrior and college student from East Lyme, Connecticut

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Abby Lottridge. Ms. Lottridge is a 19-year-old college student from East Lyme, Connecticut. She was only in elementary school when she first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. She was tired all the time, and had flu-like symptoms. Ms. Lottridge was diagnosed with Lyme four separate times. She had to quit sports and couldn’t socialize with friends. Thanks to an amazing guidance counselor and high school teachers, Ms. Lottridge was able to graduate from high school on time. She was set to attend UConn on a rowing scholarship, but had to withdraw because the physical demands were too much on her body. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Lottridge plans to help others throughout the course of her career, and how she is already making an impact in the Lyme community, then tune in now!

S1E102 - Slyme - an interview with Jenna Luché-Thayer

Ms. Luché-Thayer is the 59-year-old founder and director of the Ad Hoc Committee for Health Equity in ICD11 Borreliosis Codes

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Jenna Luché-Thayer. Ms. Luché-Thayer is the 59-year-old founder and director of the Ad Hoc Committee for Health Equity in ICD11 Borreliosis Codes, and she’s from Florida. She first experienced the symptoms of a tick disease in 1976, when she was just 16 years old. She had a fever, extreme fatigue, joint pain, and Bell’s palsy. Her illness came and went, but it took over 35 years for Ms. Luché-Thayer to receive a Lyme diagnosis. This expert brilliantly details what it is like to be a woman on the Lyme journey. If you would like to learn more about the amazing work that Ms. Luché-Thayer has done to give back to the Lyme community since her diagnosis, then tune in now!

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!

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