Crystal Hefner: Model, Television Personality, and Travel Blogger

Crystal Hefner

Tick Boot Camp Podcast
Crystal Hefner was featured on the Tick Boot Camp Podcast:


Crystal was born in Arizona to parents from England and she was raised in West Bromwich, near Birmingham, but moved to San Diego when she was seven years old. She was first exposed to the entertainment industry through her late father, Ray Harris, who was a singer and songwriter. She majored in psychology at San Diego State University. Aside from her passion for creating music, Crystal is extremely passionate about all animals and has an ongoing commitment to dog rescue.

Crystal was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for December 2009, and is the widow and the third wife of Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner from 2012 until his death in 2017.

Below are just some of the highlights of Crystal Hefner’s career:

  • “Co-ed of the Week” on magazine during the week of October 30, 2008
  • December 2009, Playboy Playmate of the Month
  • Late 2009, Appeared on E!’s The Girls Next Door reality show
  • In April 2010, Harris signed a recording contract with Organica Music Group
  • In 2012, co-designed a range of swimwear with Australian designer/owner of Veve Glamor Swimwear, Vanessa Bryc
  • In 2014, announced a line of “intimates, athleisure and loungewear” that was co-designed with Rhonda Shear to be sold through her website
  • In more recent years, Crystal has made a name for herself headlining at clubs, awards shows and charity events all over the world
  • Crystal has become a travel blogger sharing her journey on social media and you can follow her on Facebook and Instagram to get in on the action


Lyme Disease
Crystal first became sick from Lyme disease in 2015. She was misdiagnosed with the “wastebasket diagnosis” of stress after her doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with her. Crystal has coined the term “wastebasket diagnosis” which is when “a person can be sick, but the doctor doesn’t know what’s wrong so they land on a bogus conclusion just so they have one.” About a year later, Crystal’s holistic GI doctor thought of Lyme and ran an IGeneX test where she tested positive for Lyme disease, Bartonella, Babesia.

She first treated with a cocktail of antibiotics that changed every 6 weeks and herbs/supplements to boost her immune system. Crystal then had explant surgery and had her breast implants removed. She learned breast implants are made of non-natural chemicals like talc and formaldehyde and these toxins distract your immune system from dealing with things like Lyme disease. Lastly, Crystal got stem cell therapy from Infusio in Beverly Hills founded by Doctor Phillip Battiade. She said, “I credit Infusio for regaining my life and my health back.”

Lyme Quotes
Below are just some of powerful quotes Crystal has shared about her battle with Lyme disease:

  • “I believe that so many people in this country have Lyme disease and don’t realize it yet.”
  • The Lyme bacteria “literally multiplies and corkscrews its way into everything inside your body… muscle, bone, brain, soft tissue, everywhere.”
  • “Lyme bacteria manifests differently in everyone. It’s worth looking into if you have something funky going on and don’t feel right. Follow your instinct.”
  • “Anything foreign to your body and that is not conducive to your natural state will set your immune system into attack mode. The implanted device [breast implants] makes the immune system weaker, and it becomes harder to fight off other things in your body from cancer to the common cold and Lyme disease.”
  • “I use the analogy of a nightclub when speaking about my breast implants and Lyme disease. I believe that while the bouncers in the front are busy breaking up a fight (my body trying to fight the implants) people can start sneaking in the back (Lyme Disease). I believe my immune system was so busy fighting the implants that the Lyme was able to get in and multiply at an alarming rate, unnoticed.”


Lyme Disease Symptoms
Below are just some of Crystal’s symptoms she experienced from Lyme:

  • Brain fog
  • Poor memory
  • Zaps in brain
  • Clicking in wrist
  • Popping bones
  • Joint pain
  • Tendon pain
  • Bladder pain
  • Bone pain
  • Hot vein – rush feeling in back
  • Heart palpitations
  • Night sweats
  • Inability to regulate body temperature
  • Neck stiffness
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Food Allergies
  • Weight loss
  • Hair loss
  • Severe fatigue/ME
  • Muscle spasms
  • Balance issues
  • Jumpy/anxious