Tick Boot Camp

Episode 411: Calm Brain - an interview with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge

2 months ago

In this compelling episode of the Tick Boot Camp Podcast, we delve deep into the intricacies of healing from Lyme disease and related conditions with the esteemed Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge. A pioneer in addressing the neurological and psychological impacts of chronic diseases, Dr. Roseann shares invaluable insights into navigating the complex path toward healing.

Understanding Healing on Its Own Terms

Dr. Roseann emphasizes the individual nature of healing, challenging the notion that recovery must adhere to a predefined timeline. This discussion opens up a crucial conversation about the importance of prioritizing health and wellness over societal expectations, especially for those battling chronic illnesses.

Grieving and Growth: The Emotional Journey

Highlighting the emotional rollercoaster families face upon diagnosis, Dr. Roseann discusses the grief process, the acceptance of a new normal, and ultimately, the creation of a path forward. Her personal experiences and professional expertise shed light on the necessity of acknowledging and working through these emotions as part of the healing process.

The Critical Need for a Holistic Approach

A key focus of the episode is the shortcomings of the current medical system in adequately addressing Lyme disease, PANS, and PANDAS. Dr. Roseann advocates for a comprehensive, five-pronged approach to treatment that includes addressing infections and toxins, supporting the immune system, focusing on mental health, providing behavioral and parenting support, and regulating the nervous system.

Confronting Misinformation and Misdiagnosis

Dr. Roseann and the hosts discuss the pervasive misinformation about Lyme and tick-borne illnesses, including the critical issue of misdiagnosis by medical professionals. The conversation underscores the need for greater awareness and education among both the public and healthcare providers.

The Integral Role of Nervous System Regulation

The discussion turns to the significance of nervous system regulation in the healing journey. Dr. Roseann explains how chronic sympathetic dominance can hinder recovery by impacting immune response, hormonal balance, and overall well-being, making the regulation of the nervous system a cornerstone of effective treatment.

Overcoming Challenges in the Medical Community

Addressing the issue of medical gaslighting, Dr. Roseann shares her insights into the dual challenges faced in both the physical and mental health sectors. She stresses the importance of advocating for proper treatment and recognition of Lyme disease and associated conditions as complex medical issues requiring specialized care.

Episode Insights

This episode is a must-listen for anyone touched by Lyme disease, tick-borne illnesses, or chronic conditions, offering hope, understanding, and actionable advice for navigating the healing journey.

Rich Johannesen and special guest co-host Liza Blas focus this episode on the insights and expertise of Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, whose work in the field of Lyme disease and chronic illness continues to inspire and support countless individuals and families on their path to recovery.

For further information, resources, and support, join the Tick Boot Camp community and explore additional episodes that foster understanding, advocacy, and healing. Catch this and other episodes for a deeper dive into the lives and recovery stories of those battling Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses.

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