Episode 382: Reclaiming Health – an interview with Lacey Anderson



  • Today’s special guest: Lacey Anderson, a Registered Nurse (RN) with a specialty in Sexually Transmitted Infections and mental health from Alberta, Canada.
  • The focus of today’s episode: Lacey’s personal and professional journey dealing with Lyme disease, Bartonella, Ehrlichia, and Toxoplasmosis.
  • Why you don’t want to miss this: Lacey’s rich clinical experience coupled with her personal journey through chronic illnesses offers a nuanced perspective on mental and physical health.

The Healthcare System: A Double-Edged Sword

  • Personal challenges faced within the Canadian healthcare system.
  • Comparisons between U.S. and Canadian healthcare models, particularly in treating chronic conditions.

Nervous System Health

  • Deep dive into how the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems are affected by chronic conditions like Lyme.
  • Suggestions for potential treatment protocols.

Navigating the Healthcare System

  • Importance of clear communication with healthcare professionals.
  • Lacey’s tips, especially valuable given her experience as a nurse.

Medical Frameworks: Blessing or Curse?

  • An exploration of medical frameworks, both as a patient and healthcare provider.
  • How these frameworks can be restrictive when dealing with complex illnesses.

Holistic Health: A New Approach

  • Lacey’s holistic approach to treating her conditions.
  • The intersection of physical, emotional, and spiritual elements in healthcare.

Conditions and Treatment Regimens

  • Current treatments Lacey is undergoing for her diagnoses.
  • The power of herbal protocols and lifestyle changes.

Sensation, Pain, and Chronic Illness

  • Lacey’s experiences with internal organ sensation changes and "thunderclap headaches."
  • Why understanding the unique types of pain can help in treatment.

Transmission of Lyme and Co-Infections

  • Existing research and gaps in understanding Lyme transmission, particularly in sexual transmission.
  • Lacey’s expert insights into this controversial topic.

Closing Remarks

  • How you can follow Lacey’s ongoing journey and glean more insights into chronic illness management.