Episode 254: Beauty Beats Lyme – an interview with Dani Tygr


Dani Tygr is a 34-year-old hair stylist from Los Angeles, California. In addition to film and television, her work has been featured in music videos, red carpet events, music tours, music festivals, editorials, runway events, and more.

Prior to contracting Lyme disease, Dani traveled all over the world working in the beauty industry serving as an executive global platform artist and technical educator. She graduated from the Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology and won various awards including the Modern Salon Top 100 Artist and the Paul Mitchell Hairstyling Award.

In her late twenties, Ms. Tygr first began to exhibit increasingly intrusive symptoms which she later learned were caused by Lyme disease. At 31 years old, she could no longer manage her illness and the true destructive nature of Lyme disease reared its ugly head.

Ms. Tygr was diagnosed with late-stage Lyme disease at the age of 32. Doctors had initially associated her symptoms with thyroid disease and autoimmune disease which runs in her family prior to her Lyme diagnosis. She was misdiagnosed by many doctors with a “damaging” mental health illness and one doctor told her she “really needs to get mental help from a professional because this is all in [her] head.”

Dr. Moses A. Laufer from the Holtorf Medical Group in El Segundo diagnosed and treated Ms. Tygr with various herbs, supplements, BPC-157 (peptide), and more. They also targeted immune function and utilized a special diet.

If you would like to learn how a young woman from Los Angeles learned how to forge a new and better version of herself through chronic Lyme disease as she continues to give it her all and thrive in all aspects of life, then tune in now!

PS Margaux Gunning special guest co-hosted this interview with Matt from Tick Boot Camp!