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Tick Boot Camp is designed to further the conversation about ticks, Lyme Disease and other tick diseases. Check out our podcast to hear first hand experiences.

Tick Boot Camp Rich Johannesen and Matt Sabatello

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Tick Boot Camp is designed to further the conversation about ticks, Lyme Disease and other tick diseases. Check out our podcast to hear first hand experiences.

    Body Lyme Spirit - an interview with Shannon Delrahim and Ashley Keller

    Body Lyme Spirit - an interview with Shannon Delrahim and Ashley Keller

    Tick Boot Camp’s guests today are the creative founders of the Body Lyme Spirit movement: Shannon Delrahim and Ashley Keller. Ms. Delrahim is a 30-year-old woman from Los Angeles, California and Ms. Keller is a 31-year-old woman from Pensacola, Florida. Ms. Delrahim’s and Ms. Keller’s parallel Lyme journeys intersected at a doctor’s office when Ms. Keller moved to the west coast in pursuit of an acting career. Unfortunately, they each went undiagnosed for almost a decade. Today Ms. Delrahim describes herself as “totally better” after moving to New York for 6 months to work with a health professional utilizing Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA). Ms. Keller’s Lyme battle is ongoing, but she is now on the trail blazed by her friend and Body Lyme Spirit partner: she is treating with the “same angel of a woman who led Shannon to symptom freedom." If you would like to learn more about the parallel physical, emotional and spiritual journeys that resulted in the creation of the Body Lyme Spirit movement, then tune in now!

    • 33 sec
    It’s All in Your Head - an interview with Rachel Roller

    It’s All in Your Head - an interview with Rachel Roller

    Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Rachel Roller. Ms. Roller is a 32-year-old entrepreneur and business optimization and connection strategist from Denver, Colorado. For her entire life, Ms. Roller has dealt with various symptoms of Lyme, including lung and joint issues. She wasn’t diagnosed until she was 30 years old. Ms. Roller focuses her treatment around detoxing, diet, and healing other underlying issues in her body so that she can make her immune system stronger. If you would like to learn more about Ms. Roller’s journey with Lyme, then tune in now!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Lax Out Lyme - an interview with Victoria Kotowski

    Lax Out Lyme - an interview with Victoria Kotowski

    Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Victoria Kotowski. Ms. Kotowski is a 26-year-old lacrosse club director and coach from Long Island, New York. She was an extremely successful athlete and student in high school, with an active social life. That changed when she was 18 years old. Suddenly, Ms. Kotowski had pain in her joints, anxiety, migraines, and developed an eating disorder. She had a very isolating Lyme journey, and doctors misdiagnosed her symptoms as being related to various mental health issues. It took 14 years for her to get a Lyme diagnosis. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Kotowski is using her experience to help and inspire others, then tune in now!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Lyme Soldier - an interview with Christina Colandrea

    The Lyme Soldier - an interview with Christina Colandrea

    Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Christina Colandrea. Ms. Colandrea is a model from Columbia, Maryland. She was only 12 years old when she first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. Despite her symptoms, Ms. Colandrea worked as an orthodontic assistant, and was a self-proclaimed gym rat. Unfortunately, she wasn’t diagnosed with Lyme until she was 31 years old. Ms. Colandrea is a huge fan of detoxing, and is currently treating with a new LLMD. If you would like to learn more about Ms. Colandrea’s Lyme journey, then tune in now!

    • 45 min
    The Lyme Philosopher - an interview with Courtney Schutze

    The Lyme Philosopher - an interview with Courtney Schutze

    Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Courtney Schutze. Ms. Schutze is a 29-year-old blogger from Austin, Texas. She was bitten by a tick in August 2014 while on a cross-country bike ride from Texas to Alaska. For years she experienced memory issues, joint pain, and lost the ability to read. After working long hours trying to fight through her symptoms, Ms. Schutze had to leave her job and move back in with her mom. Then, she was finally diagnosed with Lyme. If you’d like to learn more about Ms. Schutze’s healing journey and her recent move to Austin, Texas, then tune in now!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Bitten - an interview with Kris Newby

    Bitten - an interview with Kris Newby

    Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Kris Newby. Ms. Newby is a 60-year-old author, engineer, and tech and science writer from Palo Alto, California. After vacationing with her family at Martha’s Vineyard, Ms. Newby and her husband both began to feel the symptoms of a tick disease. Ms. Newby communicated to her and her husband’s doctors that they had previously been in a tick endemic community, but they were refused Lyme tests. One year and ten doctors later, Ms. Newby tested positive for Lyme after taking two ELISA tests. She found an ILADS Lyme specialist, who treated her Lyme with IV antibiotics. Ms. Newby has dedicated the past 15 years of her life to finding creative ways to end the tick-borne disease epidemic, including researching and writing Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons. If you would like to learn more about all of Ms. Newby’s contributions to the Lyme community, then tune in now!

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Scott - Oak Park ,

Top notch pod and interviews

Cool podcast. I enjoy hearing the stories and hero’s journeys of all my fellow Lyme Warriors. Thank you Richard and Matt.

Blushhhing now ,

Superior interviewer - I’d hire you without a doubt.

Edited to add final comment.

Trust me when I tell you that I’ve consumed about everything available re: Lyme disease and co infections. Everything. I’ve listened to ( thousands?) of related podcasts but your interview style is by far the best. Everybody else can’t resist adding personal anecdotes and speaking more than they listen. Especially interviewers adore speaking about themselves... By contrast, you are an excellent communicator and do not go off track with original goal. Plus, you have an intuitive ability to ask the question we listeners would ask if we were there. My teenager ( not invested in Lyme dx at all) commented that you get to the point better than anybody he’s heard me listening to. I don’t sense that you have a political agenda ( traditional vs homeopathic med) rather you respect that everybody is different and if it’s works for you, then it works for you! My husband is a physician and respects my combined approach. TBH, pre iv infusions I was on deaths door. Now my immune system is “ picking up the charge” so less med is needed.

This may be the first review I’ve left. I want to encourage you to keep doing you. I learn things from your podcasts where as with many others , I do not. Especially enjoy how you connect with guests on social/emotional level.

May I add that perhaps the podcast ( name) font should be larger and perhaps more bold and colorful? The smallish logo contributed to this podcast not being on my radar, soon enough. Just my two cents.

Heather Glo ,

Thank you!

It’s so easy to feel alone and like a complete outcast in this Lyme journey. I fell into a dark place 2.5yrs after going through intense Lyme treatment with symptoms that still persist. It’s podcasts like this that have the ability to pull you out of the darkness. To hear the stories of incredible souls is beyond inspiring. To everyone and the hosts- I cannot thank you enough. You’ve given hope and I’ve experienced many ah-ha moments while listening. Your tenacity, determination and desire to heal and keep going are the reason why I’m able to get out of bed everyday with a new perspective. Thank you for that.

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