Episode 314: Lyme in the Limelight – an interview with Daisy Ilchovska


Daisy Ilchovska is a 36-year-old nutritional therapist, researcher, and author from Bournemouth, England. She is the founder of Optimal Health Nutrition, a virtual clinic established to help people overcome health challenges through evidence-based strategies.

At the age of 26, Ms. Ilchovska was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and doctors told her to expect to be permanently disabled in less than a decade. Shortly thereafter, she suffered a tick bite causing her to health to deteriorate from a myriad of neurological symptoms.

After working with a half dozen conventional doctors, she discovered that she had to take responsibility for developing her own treatment plan because none of her doctors knew how to treat her. She overcame Lyme through her own research and seeking out hypothermia treatment in Germany.

Her recent work includes publishing a research paper in the December 2020 issue of Autoimmunity Reviews, publishing a book titled “Lyme in the Limelight” in 2022, and contributing a chapter on Lyme disease and autoimmunity in the 3rd edition of Infection and Autoimmunity to be published in early 2023.

If you would like to learn how Lyme disease inspired a young researcher to study nutritional intervention, Lyme disease, and autoimmunity, then tune in now!

PS Christina Kantzavelos, Lyme literate therapist, special guest co-hosted this interview with Rich from Tick Boot Camp!