Tick Boot Camp

Episode 417: Vital Plan - an interview with Doctor Bill Rawls

20 days ago

In this special crossover episode between Tick Boot Camp Podcast and the Vital Plan Network, we welcome back Dr. Bill Rawls, a trusted mentor to our Lyme Disease community. With over 50,000 downloads per episode, our listeners represent a broad spectrum of those impacted by Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Dr. Rawls provides insight into the complex relationship between microbes and the immune system, drawing from his vast knowledge and research.

  1. Microbial Strategy: Bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and yeast can all turn human tissues into their food supply. Dr. Rawls emphasizes the importance of understanding how microbes infiltrate and weaken the body's barriers.
  2. Lyme & Co-Infections: Lyme disease is associated with a range of chronic conditions like MS, dementia, Parkinson's disease, and even cancer. Co-infections such as Bartonella, Babesia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Ehrlichia can exacerbate the symptoms.
  3. Barriers to Disease:
    • Skin: Our first defense in keeping pathogens out.
    • Immune System: The internal army fighting off infections.
    • Cells: Designed to protect and regenerate themselves.
    • Gut Microbiome: The critical ecosystem maintaining balance and immunity.
  4. Antibiotics vs. Herbs: Antibiotics are effective against fast-growing bacteria, but Lyme grows slowly (approximately every 12 hours). Herbs are often more effective against slow-growing bacteria like Borrelia (Lyme). Doctor Rawls has created his science-backed herbal Restore Kit to treat chronic Lyme disease.
  5. Tick Vigilance: Dr. Rawls emphasizes tick vigilance, noting that ticks inject bacteria directly into the bloodstream through numbed skin, making detection essential. He stresses checking oneself thoroughly after outdoor activities.
  6. Adaptogenic Support & Herbal Protocols: Dr. Rawls discusses how adaptogens like mushrooms and other herbs help regulate the body's response to stress and promote healing, especially when combined in comprehensive protocols like the Restore Kit. Doctor Rawls has created his HPA Balance herbal adaptogen blend in addition to his Adaptogen Recovery herbal blend included in his Restore Kit.
  7. Chlorella & Detoxification: Chlorella is highlighted for its ability to bind and purge toxins from the body. Sweating through exercise or sauna therapy enhances blood flow and aids in flushing metabolic waste. Doctor Rawls has created his Pure Chlorella product to assist with binding and detoxification.
  8. Mitochondrial Support: The role of cellular health in Lyme recovery is vital. Supporting mitochondria with herbal supplements, like the Mitochondrial Support in the Restore Kit, reduces stress signals from cells, calming the body's fight-or-flight response.
The goal of the Tick Boot Camp Podcast is to help people liberate themselves and others from suffering caused by Lyme disease through validation, community building, belief that healing is possible, and modeling success. Listen to our Tick Boot Camp podcast using all major podcast streaming services such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. Our podcast is also integrated with smart home devices, such as Amazon Alexa and Apple TV. Ask your device to "play the Tick Boot Camp Podcast!"