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Episodes 46: The Canadian Stalker - an interview with Joanna Petrakis
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Joanna Petrakis from Toronto, Canada. After suffering a tick bite that developed into Lyme Disease with classic symptoms, her illness went without a diagnosis despite treating with 18 of Canada’s top doctors. Joanna Petrakis’ healing journey began with a diagnosis from a team of Toronto’s best doctors lead by the famous Dr. Ho Ping Kong and concluded when she and her friends attended Lyme Disease seminars and symposiums for the purpose of “stalking” the renowned American Lyme Disease expert: Dr. Richard Horowitz. If you would like to learn more about how a Canadian communications professional used grit and determination to win her Lyme Disease battle, then tune in now!

Episodes 45: Before Danica - an interview with professional race car driver Angelica Fuentes Garcia
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is the International racing champion Angelica Fuentes Garcia. After contracting Lyme Disease, the woman credited with breaking through professional racing’s gender barrier was forced to resign from her race team. Her illness became chronic and career threatening because she was misdiagnosed by 22 separate doctors, on two continents, over 3 years. If you would like to learn more about how a woman broke gender barriers in racing and medicine to regain her health and her career, then tune in now!

Episodes 44: The Naturopathic Health Doll - an interview with Dr. Veronica Leslie
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Dr. Veronica Leslie, a UK educated Naturopathic Medical practitioner from Cucamonga, California. During her youth, the self described “farm girl” estimates that she was bitten by hundreds of ticks. Not until the age of 33, after a trip to Jackson Hole Wyoming, did she begin to exhibit the symptoms of a tick disease that developed over 7 months to a full borne disability. If you would like to learn more about how the former farm girl treated her vector diseases and regained 100% of her health, then tune in now!

Episodes 43: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - an interview with Lauren Friedwald
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is speech language pathologist and actress Lauren Friedwald. Ms. Friedwald’s acting career includes acting parts in various shows such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, White Collar, Royal Pains and the Michael J. Fox Show. For over 15 years, Lauren Friedwald was ill from Lyme Disease before she was properly tested and diagnosed by her 21st doctor. During her chronic Lyme Disease journey, she became fully disabled and unable to work for over two years. If you would like to learn more about how a speech language pathologist and actress overcame Lyme Disease to regain her life, then tune in now!

Episodes 42: Your Pain Is Your Platform - an interview with Lindsay Tuttle
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is nurse practitioner Lindsay Tuttle. For over 2 years, Lindsay Tuttle (view website) was chronically ill from Lyme Disease before she was properly tested and self-diagnosed. During her 2 year diagnostic journey, she was treated by medical colleagues in various sub-specialties including neurology, rheumatology, naturopathy and primary care. Her primary care physician dismissed Lyme Disease from consideration because “people do not get Lyme disease in Florida.” If you would like to learn more about how a nurse practitioner overcame the limits of traditional medicine and then turned her Lyme Disease pain into her platform, then tune in now!

Episodes 41: We have Lyme, Now What? - an interview with Claire Dalton
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Claire Dalton. Claire Dalton is a 22 year old woman from Utah. For most of her life, Claire’s mother was chronically ill from late diagnosed Lyme Disease. It never crossed Claire’s mind that her mother’s illness was something that she would end up with. Unfortunately, at the age of 17, Claire began to exhibit the symptoms of a tick disease that progressed to a chronic stage and forced her to leave college before the end of her first semester. If you would like to learn more about how a family from Utah worked together to overcome multi-generational Lyme Disease (ChronicallyBeautifullife.com and Instagram @chronicly_claire), then tune in now!

Episodes 40: Thank God I’m a Country Boy - an interview with Mitch Webb
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Mitch Webb. Mitch Webb was living the American dream. He was married, working in corporate America earning a substantial income and he was being groomed to take over a successful family business. His dream life quickly turned into a nightmare when he began to exhibit the symptoms of a tick disease. Today, Mr. Webb describes himself as 100% healed from Lyme Disease and he credits his tick disease journey with allowing him to find his passion and his purpose: helping others through health coaching. If you would like to learn more about how the founder of Primal Life Health Coaching (PrimalLift.com and @Coach_MitchWebb) won his personal tick disease battle, then tune in now!

Episodes 39: Mommy, You’re Doing It - an interview with Courtney LaMastro
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Courtney LaMastro. Mrs. LaMastro is a married mother of two young children from New Jersey. Her life came to a halt after the birth of her 2nd child. While many of her peers were returning to their normal life within days of giving birth, she struggled to leave her bed for almost 3 months. Today Courtney LaMastro describes her health as much better. If you would like to learn more about how a mother of 2 young children is protecting her family from the challenges she faces while fighting her tick disease, then tune in now!

Episodes 38: The Jersey Shore - an interview with Maria Mooney
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Maria Mooney. Maria Mooney is a dynamic 34 year old marketing director from Cleveland Ohio by way of the New Jersey Shore. Ms. Mooney’s tick disease ended her division one athletic career, forced her to become bedbound and almost ended her life. If you would like to learn more about how a former division one college athlete and her close knit Italian American family fought through a tick disease battle and located a Lyme Literate Doctor to save and then re-build her life, then tune in now!

Episodes 37: All in the Family - an interview with Canadian guests Christina and Lisa Kassatly
Tick Boot Camp’s guests today are Christina and Lisa Kassatly from Quebec, Canada. Christina is a 17 year old young woman suffering from chronic Lyme Disease. Lisa Kassatly is her mother. Christina and her family are dedicating their entire lives to finding a healing path that will allow Christina to regain her health. Recently, Christina has treated with an experimental nebulized iodine protocol named “Lyme-N” that is showing early positive results. If you would like to learn more about how a Canadian family is dedicating their lives to securing a treatment plan for a young woman suffering from chronic Lyme Disease, then tune in now!

Episodes 36: South of the Border - an interview with Yanin Ruibal
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Yanin Ruibal. Yanin Ruibal is an internationally recognized artist from Mexico City, Mexico. Her art has been featured in Mexico and in several major US cities including Miami, Florida, Austin, Texas, New York City, New York and Denver, Colorado. Ms. Ruibal’s art graphically portrays the symptoms and pain of her chronic illness through powerful images that includes cactus, scorpions and snakes. If you would like to learn more about how an artist from south of the boarder has used her pain and experience with chronic illness to transform her artistic expression, then tune in now!

Episodes 35 - The Game Changer (Episode 3): an interview with Doctor Bill Rawls
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Doctor Bill Rawls. In this final episode of a three episode marathon, inspired by the life changing impact that Dr. Rawls had on Scottish guest Donna Grant (episode 31), he discusses autoimmune symptoms caused by the Lyme bacteria, hyperthermia therapy, the potential dangers of steroid therapy, the pot boiling over theory and the opportunistic nature of Lyme Disease. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Rawls’ thoughts on autoimmune symptoms caused by the Lyme bacteria, hyperthermia therapy, steroid therapy, the human immune system and the opportunistic nature of the Lyme bacteria, then tune in now!

Episodes 34 - The Game Changer (Episode 2): an interview with Doctor Bill Rawls
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Doctor Bill Rawls. In this second of a three episode marathon, inspired by Scottish guest Donna Grant (episode 31), Dr. Rawls discusses alternative immunotherapies, PEMF technology, the diversity of treatment protocols among Lyme-literate doctors, and the Johns Hopkins University research findings regarding essential oils and combination antibiotic therapies to treat Lyme Disease. If you would like to learn more about when and how to use antibiotics, IV and other alternative therapies, including essential oils for Lyme Disease treatment, then tune in now!

Episodes 33 - The Game Changer (Episode 1): an interview with Doctor Bill Rawls
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Doctor Bill Rawls. In this first of a three episode marathon, inspired by Scottish guest Donna Grant (episode 31), Dr. Rawls discusses the difference between acute and chronic Lyme Disease, antibiotics, the human immune system and the use of CBD oil. If you would like to learn more about when and how to use antibiotics, immune system enhancing herbal therapy and CBD oil, then tune in now!

Episodes 32 - The Blessed Mama Interrupted: an interview with Jolynn Desch
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Jolynn Desch (view her Instagram). Jolynn Desch (view her Lyme Instagram) and 2 of her children have been diagnosed with Lyme Disease. Unfortunately, she had to visit with 15 doctors over the course of 6 months before she was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. Ironically, the first doctor to suspect and test for Lyme Disease was the doctor that delivered her children: her OB/GYN. If you would like to learn more about how a family worked to endure the challenges presented by the tick diseases that attacked the health of a mother and her children, then tune in now!

Episodes 31 - The Artistic Brave Heart: an interview with Donna Grant
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Donna Grant, a 32 year old woman from Scotland. She is an artist, writer and University educated therapy dog trainer. Ms Grant is also a Lyme Disease social media activist with 2 instagram accounts: Febstarsblog and Febstarsart. If you would like to learn more about how an artist and writer utilized the Vital Plan herbal therapy created by American Doctor and author Bill Rawls and her attendance at the Infusio clinic in Germany to secure a life saving tick disease healing and treatment plan, then tune in now!

Episodes 30 - The Social Networker: an interview with Elizabeth Tikoyan
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is the talented creator of a social network for people suffering from chronic illness and disabilities. Elizabeth Tikoyan has suffered from chronic Lyme Disease from the age of 14. She employed the life lessons she learned from Lyme Disease as inspiration to create the Riley.co social network. If you would like to learn more about how a young entrepreneur overcame long odds to study at 2 of the top universities in the US and then created a social network to connect people that understand disability and chronic illness, then tune in now!

Episodes 29 - She’s Got Lyme in the Coconut: an interview with Ryann McIntire
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Ryann McIntire, a 24 year old woman from Cape Cod (aka the Lyme capital of the world), Massachusetts. She is also the creative force behind the Lyme Disease awareness and advocacy Instagram @lyme_inda_coconut. If you would like to learn more about how a Lyme Disease social media activist and her family overcame the incompetence of 21 doctors before securing a tick disease diagnosis, then tune in now!

Episodes 28 - The Model Lyme Disease Awareness Advocate: an interview with Jacqueline Sposito
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is the dynamic Lyme Disease awareness advocate Jacqueline Sposito. Jacqueline Sposito is a model, college student and social media influencer from New York City. In 2016, Ms. Sposito began to grow increasing ill. She obtained an early Lyme Disease diagnosis despite the failures of the medical community, because her mother became Lyme symptom literate through following the plight of “House Wife” and activist Yolanda Hadid. If you would like to learn more about how a Lyme Disease activist’s advocacy resulted in an early Lyme diagnosis that may have saved a young woman’s, life then tune in now!

Episodes 27 - Model for Recovery: an interview with Melissa Labak
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Melissa Labak, an education marketing professional, Certified Nutritionist, and model from Raleigh, North Carolina. Inspired by her personal battle with Lyme Disease, she began to share her healing journey through blogging and Instagram platforms. In her blog entitled The Path to Healing Chronic Neurological Lyme Disease she shares the 10 steps she took to heal from Lyme disease. If you would like to learn more about how model Melissa Labak is sharing her journey to inspire healing from Lyme disease, then tune in now!

Episodes 26 - The Sooner the Better: an interview with Think Lyme founder Randi Goodman
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Randi Goodman, a Marketing Executive and Manager that has developed programs for several of the largest companies in the US. After a personal battle with Lyme Disease, she leveraged her marketing skill set and launched the platform “Think Lyme” to advocate for advancing physician and patient awareness for early Lyme Disease diagnosis. If you would like to learn more about how Randi Goodman is sharing her journey to inspire doctors and patients to pursue early tick disease diagnosis and treatment, then tune in now!

Episodes 25 - Follow Your Gut: an interview with Julie Richard
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Julie Richard, a chemical engineer from southern Louisiana. Ms. Richard battled Chronic Lyme Disease for over a decade and discovered that her gut was actually the most reliable indicator when it came to healing from Lyme disease. Her healing journey took focus when she exited from the “doctor hamster wheel” and focused on nutrition and gut health. If you would like to learn more about how this chemical engineer used her gut to heal from Lyme Disease, then tune in now!

Episodes 24 - A Beautiful Heart in Bloom: an interview with Taylor Brune
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Taylor Brune, a 28 year old blogger, Instagram curtor, author and aspiring medical student from San Diego, California. Ms Brune’s Lyme Disease journey has transformed her into the “girl with the heart that yearns for other people to be healed” which has inspired her Instagram Hearts_In_Bloom and her blog HeartsInBloom.life. If you would like to learn more about how Taylor Brune is sharing her healing journey to inspire people suffering from chronic illnesses, then tune in now!

Episodes 23 - It's Not Just Lyme: the Alpha-gal meat allergy
In this brand new interview, Tick Boot Camp and Sarah Sheneman discuss the life altering impact of the Alpha-gal meat allergy. In August of 2018, Sarah Sheneman was bitten by a Lone Star Tick that caused a severe allergic reaction to contact with mammal products. If you would like to know more about how to protect yourself and your family from the little known and misunderstood Alpha-gal tick bite allergy, download this episode now to get started!

Episodes 22 - The Humble Academic Superhero: an interview with Dr. Thomas Mather, Professor of Entomology and Director of the University of Rhode Island Tick Encounter Resource Center
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Dr. Thomas Mather, PhD., Professor of Entomology and founding Director of the University of Rhode Island’s Tick Encounter Resource Center. The Tick Encounter Resource Center is an internationally recognized institution for its’ tick research and outreach programs that include the Tick Smart and Tick Spotter programs. If you want to learn about Dr. Mather’s programs that include a focus on tick ecology, tick control strategies, tick bite protection and tick disease protection, then tune in now!

Episodes 21 - Cookbook for the Afflicted: an interview with Author, Blogger and Health Coach Erika Schlick
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Erika Schlick who will share a chronic Lyme Disease journey that resulted in her regaining 99.9% of her health. Ms. Schlick is an architect, co-founder of a user experience design agency, certified health coach, Blogger, Instagram curator and author of a cookbook. Her work has been featured on network television and radio affiliates from around the country (ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox) and the Netflix original series Afflicted. If you want to learn more about how a Renaissance Woman overcame her chronic Lyme Disease and the actionable steps she recommends to protect and heal your family from tick diseases, then tune in now!

Episodes 20 - Your Mother’s a… Tick Tester: an interview with Professor Morgan Wrobleski, Co-Founder of Ticknetics
Here's what every Parent needs to know about Tick Testing! In this brand new interview, Tick Boot Camp and Tick Testing expert Professor Morgan Wrobleski show you how Ticknetics is utilizing unique scientific protocols that will provide parents and health care providers with an actionable tick testing report within 24 hours. The information will allow parents and health care providers to make more informed treatment decisions.

Episodes 19 - Beauty and the Invisible Beast: an interview with Fashion Blogger Kelly Bibza
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Kelly Bibza, a fashion and wellness influencer from suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. To share her tick disease story, spread awareness and to fill others suffering from chronic illnesses with hope, she started her fashion and wellness blog “Dress Well, Be Well” and an inspirational Instagram. If you would like to learn more about how Kelly Bibza is combining fashion and wellness to inspire people suffering from chronic illnesses, including Lyme Disease, then tune in now!

Episodes 18 - Tailor Made Remission Protocol: an interview with Taylor Scott
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Taylor Scott from San Diego, California. In 2017, Ms. Scott began to grow increasingly ill. She began to feel symptoms that graduated to lengthy periods of the flu, fatigue and anxiety. Her symptoms grew to include hair loss, sensitivity to light, ringing in her ears and full body paralysis. Eventually Ms. Scott was diagnosed with tick diseases including Lyme disease. If you would like to learn more about how to use alternative therapies to treat tick diseases, then tune in now!

Episodes 17 - Western Medicine Fails a Nurse’s Family: an interview with nurse, mother and wife Ashley Marba
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is a nurse, mother and wife from Santa Barbara California, Ashley Marba. Ms. Marba, her husband and two of her children have all been diagnosed with Lyme Disease. Ms. Marba believes her children contracted Lyme Disease in utero. Ms. Marba and her family have shared their tick disease experience on Instagram and Facebook. Ms Marba does not want her family’s experience to be repeated. If you would like to learn more about how to help your family avoid the Marba’s tick disease nightmare, then tune in now!

Episodes 16 - Medical Bill Gurus: an interview with co-founder Daniel Lynch
Here's what every tick disease patient needs to know about medical billing advocacy services! In this brand new interview, Tick Boot Camp and Medical Bill Gurus co-founder Daniel Lynch show you how to make sure your insurance company pays for necessary diagnostic testing and treatment for tick diseases. Download this episode now to get started!

Episodes 15 - A Taxing Experience: an interview with Accountant Esther Buff
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is a west coast tax accountant and CPA candidate suffering from Lyme Disease and Babesia. Ms. Buff’s experience with the pain and darkness of her tick diseases inspired her to share her experiences on various social media platforms; including her beautiful Instagram @LymeWithSalt. Her goal is to reach out to people feeling isolated by their illness to let them know that “the diagnosis that feels like a death sentence” is not so. If you would like to learn more about how to help your family avoid the taxing experiences caused by Lyme Disease and Babesia, then tune in now!

Episodes 14 - Childhood Stolen at Birth: an interview with Zara Toohey
Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is a young woman from Australia who believe she contracted Lyme Disease in vitro. Since birth Zara Toohey has managed Lyme Disease symptoms until the chronic disease finally stole her childhood and forced her to give up dancing, spending time with friends and attending school. To show others suffering from chronic diseases they are not alone, Zara Toohey started an Instagram entitled Lyme Life. If you would like to learn more about the inspirational young woman who lives by the mantra “for every fall there is a rise,” then tune in now!

Episodes 13 - Western Medicine Fails One of Its Own: an interview with Dr. Bill Rawls, MD
This is the first segment of Tick Boot Camp’s three-hour interview with Dr. Bill Rawls. Dr. Rawls is a Medical Doctor and author of a ground breaking book entitled Unlocking Lyme. If you would like to learn about how a 4th generation medical doctor and graduate of one of the top medical schools was failed by his own professional community on his Lyme Disease journey, then tune in now! You can contact Dr Rawls at his web site at RawlsMD.com, or his Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts at @Rawlsmd.

Episodes 12 - Too Stubborn and Extroverted
Tick Boot Camp’s guest is Lyme Disease Blogger, Instagram Influencer and Student TED Talk presenter Kelsey Hawkins. If you want to follow the story of a young woman who has spent most of her young life as a passenger on a Lyme Disease train that made stops at over 35 separate doctor’s offices and multiple misdiagnosis then tune in now!

Episodes 11 - The Queen of Being An Open Book
Tick Boot Camp’s first European guest is Dutch Eating Disorder Recovery and Invisible Chronic Illness Coach - Danielle van Kalmthout, also called Danie van Kay. If you want to learn about a young woman who has dedicated her life and career to serving people suffering from Lyme Disease, Eating Disorders and Invisible Chronic Illnesses then tune in now! You can contact Danie via email at DanielleVanKay@hotmail.com or via Instagram @DanielleVanKay

Episodes 10 - Healing Out Loud: An Interview with Jackie Shea
An Interview with healing coach and Lyme Disease expert Jackie Shea.

Episodes 9 - Tick Trip
Tick Boot Camp Boot sends away their tick for analysis.

Episodes 8 - A Graphic Curator of the Lyme Experience
An Interview with Lauren Walters.

Episodes 7 - A Teacher Takes on Lyme: Dr. Nancy Fox, Ed.D
What every parent needs to know about Lyme Disease!

Episodes 6 - I Am a Tick Hacker: Michelle Daytz
Learn about a California based advocate's tick disease journey.

Episodes 5 - Full Circle
A fitness professional rediscovers weapons required to defeat Lyme Disease.

Episodes 4 - Lyme Disease: A History of Failure
Has sexism stopped us from seeing the real Lyme superheros?

Episodes 3 - Tick Pic
If you send a picture of a tick to the University of Rhode Island Tick Encounter website, you will receive a free report that will identify your tick and your disease risk factors.

Episodes 2 - Who Are You?
Is this podcast for you?

Episodes 1 - Join the Journey
Join our journey and help us develop tools to protect our families from Lyme Disease through protection, detection and early intervention.


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