Tick Boot Camp

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!

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!

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