Episode 228: Her Own Path – an interview with Ally Lopes


Ally Lopes is a 24-year-old National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and kindergarten teacher from the New Jersey Lyme belt.

Ms. Lopes’ Lyme disease journey began with severe vertigo and flu-like symptoms the day before she flew to Walt Disney World for her high school senior class trip. She was initially diagnosed with a stomach virus and a sinus infection.

During the following 2 years, her symptoms progressed forcing her to seek treatment from so many doctors she finally lost count. She was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease using a Western Blot blood test by the doctor that diagnosed her mother with Lyme disease one year earlier.

Ms. Lopes treated with her mother’s practitioner for 1 year and then decided to take responsibility for building her own treatment team. Blazing her own trail introduced her to eastern and western treatment tools and practitioners resulting in Ms. Lopes making sufficient health gains to allow her to complete her undergraduate degree in elementary education.

Inspired by her health journey and a desire to assist others overcome chronic Lyme disease, Ms. Lopes studied Wellness Coaching at the prestigious Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development.

If you would like to learn more about how Lyme disease inspired an elementary school teacher to diversify her professional skills to bring her lessons from her personal journey to other people battling Lyme disease, then tune in now!