304 episodes

The goal of the Tick Boot Camp Podcast is to help people liberate themselves and others from suffering caused by Lyme disease through validation, community building, belief that healing is possible, and modeling success. Listen to our Tick Boot Camp podcast using all major podcast streaming services such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. Our podcast is also integrated with smart home devices, such as Amazon Alexa and Apple TV. Ask your device to "play the Tick Boot Camp Podcast!"

Tick Boot Camp Matt Sabatello and Rich Johannesen

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 50 Ratings

The goal of the Tick Boot Camp Podcast is to help people liberate themselves and others from suffering caused by Lyme disease through validation, community building, belief that healing is possible, and modeling success. Listen to our Tick Boot Camp podcast using all major podcast streaming services such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. Our podcast is also integrated with smart home devices, such as Amazon Alexa and Apple TV. Ask your device to "play the Tick Boot Camp Podcast!"

    Numb - an interview with Grace Anderson

    Numb - an interview with Grace Anderson

    Grace Anderson is a 21-year-old Lyme disease advocate from the coast of Maine. She's currently studying mental health and human services.

    Ms. Anderson first became sick with symptoms of Lyme when she was 12 at a Taylor Swift concert with the following symptoms: dizziness, nausea, swollen feet, excessive sweating, and vomiting. These symptoms quickly subsided, but they came back a month later and never went away with the addition of migraines, fatigue, difficulty walking, full body pain, and body weakness.

    Ms. Anderson tested positive for Hashimoto's disease and the rest of her symptoms were dismissed as "just anxiety". Her health continued to decline, and she saw many doctors and specialists, including those at Boston Children's Hospital.

    Finally, Ms. Anderson's mother brought her to a naturopath when she was 16 where she was tested for Lyme, and it came back positive. She was also diagnosed with POTS and through trial and errors found a treatment that was very effective at controlling her symptoms.

    After making progress with her treatment, Ms. Anderson became very sick again a few years later and was diagnosed with Bartonella and active Lyme disease which likely was from a new tick bite. She used a wide variety of treatments including antibiotics like Doxycycline and Rifampin.

    If you'd like to learn more about a young woman who fought back against childhood Lyme disease and is now helping others in their healing journeys, then tune in now!

    PS Carly Taylor special guest co-hosted this interview with Matt from Tick Boot Camp!

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Nervous System Health - an interview with Samantha Lynn

    Nervous System Health - an interview with Samantha Lynn

    Samantha Lynn is a 31-year-old Nutritional Therapy Practitioner from Missouri. She’s also a Vaccine Education Specialist and Transformation Touch Practitioner.

    Ms. Lynn had many events occur in her early life that contributed to her declining health leading up to her crash at 21 years old after receiving two vaccines. She ended up in the Emergency Room (ER) and then followed up with a variety of doctors.

    Finally, a hypnotherapist referred Ms. Lynn to a functional neurologist where she began her real holistic healing journey. She also started to study the work of Irene Lyon and became an expert in the nervous system, which was pivotal in her healing journey.

    If you’d like to learn more about how an unbalanced nervous system can prevent you from healing chronic Lyme disease and how activating the parasympathetic nervous system can significantly assist in healing, then tune in now!

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

    PPS Ms. Lynn provided a private link to Tick Boot Camp listeners for a free video training from nervous system expert Irene Lyon to learn more about healing trauma (medical, physical, emotional, etc.) and how to move from a state of survival, anxiety, and stuckness to one of hope, possibility, and potential.

    Balance is Key - an interview with Rosmeyris Estrella

    Balance is Key - an interview with Rosmeyris Estrella

    Rosemeyris Estrella is personal trainer and health and nutrition coach from Pennsylvania. She grew up and spent most of her adult life residing in the urban New York City borough of The Bronx.

    Recently, Ms. Estrella and husband decided to offer their 4 children the opportunity to trade city living for the freedom, fresh air, and open spaces offered in rural Pennsylvania. Shortly after moving to their new home, Ms. Estrella discovered she had suffered a bug bite on her left leg after spending time tending to her garden.

    Shortly after the bite, she “got a bulls eye rash” at the bite site. Having “no idea about ticks or Lyme” disease, she did not plan to seek medical intervention until a neighbor told her “to go to the ER” where she was diagnosed with a skin infection. Two months later, she woke up with a swollen leg, radiating pain, and swollen lymph nodes causing her to return to the emergency room where she tested positive for Lyme disease.

    Despite taking the prescribed 21 days of antibiotics, her health continued to decline kicking off a “journey of researching and learning… about [chronic illness and Lyme] disease”. Her research taught her that the joint stresses of an extreme fitness regimen and the move to a new community were immunosuppressive resulting in vulnerability and illness.

    If you would like to learn more about how Lyme disease taught a fitness and nutrition professional the importance of moderate exercise and stress relief for immune health, then tune in now!

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Overcoming Trauma - an interview with Evangelia Vensel

    Overcoming Trauma - an interview with Evangelia Vensel

    Evangelina Vensel is an author, life coach, certified Master PSYCH-K facilitator, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner, and certified Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner from Washington State.

    Although she had been symptomatic and ill since early childhood, she was not diagnosed with Lyme disease until surpassing her 40th birthday. She sought treatment with over 20 health care providers and was misdiagnosed with a plethora of mental and physical health disorders including Multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, dementia, autoimmune disorders, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and fibromyalgia.

    After treating with a naturopathic doctor and receiving a Lyme disease diagnosis she “received many, many treatments and protocols… before [she] discovered a path to [a] cure”. By “taking a road less traveled… and treating with a Holistic Dr. in Tijuana, Mexico [she] only needed 9 months to get to full remission”.

    In addition to treating at the Mexican health care facility, she “did brain rewriting, subconscious reprogramming, and trauma release… to [emotionally] heal for [her] treatments to be a success”.

    If you would like to learn more about how an author and health coach remitted Lyme disease in 9 months utilizing subconscious rewiring and taking the road less traveled to work with a Holistic practitioner in Tijuana, Mexico, the tune in now!

    • 2 hr 3 min
    Ahead of the Curve - an interview with Dr. Alan McDonald

    Ahead of the Curve - an interview with Dr. Alan McDonald

    Dr. Alan MacDonald is an Ivy League educated Medical Doctor who worked as a hospital pathologist in the eastern Long Island, New York area at the outset of the modern Lyme disease pandemic. He and his pioneering work were first featured on episode 171 of the Tick Boot Camp Podcast.

    In this comprehensive interview, Dr. MacDonald discusses his groundbreaking and yet to be published research findings on topics such as the Lyme disease connection to suicide, brain cancer, Leukemia, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease, in addition to how acute Lyme disease disrupts liver function and why and how Lyme disease testing is flawed.

    If you would like to learn more about how the new research of Dr. Alan MacDonald is providing definitive answers to the Lyme disease questions that have plagued patients for the past four decades, then tune in now!

    PS you can also view an exclusive Tick Boot Camp presentation created by Dr. MacDonald with photos of Lyme under a microscope and descriptions highlighting the various topics discussed in this interview!

    PPS if you'd like to help fund Dr. MacDonald publish his work in medical journals so his discoveries can be utilized by practitioners across the world, then check out his GoFundMe page.

    • 2 hr 13 min
    Artistically Healing - an interview with Carley Rudd

    Artistically Healing - an interview with Carley Rudd

    Carley Rudd is a 34-year-old second generation artist and Travel Photographer from Portland, Maine. Her work has taken her across the globe and has been featured in Vogue, Condé Nast Traveller, National Geographic, Architectural Digest, and Travel & Leisure.

    Ms. Rudd suffered from Lyme disease for 10 years before she was diagnosed in 2021. She balanced her pre-diagnosed symptoms and travel by visiting over 50 United States (US) and international doctors.

    Eventually her body said no to her rigorous professional schedule, and she was forced to put her career on pause. Knowing her body was out of balance, she pursued a wide variety of medical diagnostic testing; including, bio-resonance, blood, and clinical.

    After locating a diagnosis, Ms. Rudd tapped into her artistic skill set to build a healing plan. She utilized multi-sensory treatment tools such as blue, red, and sun light, diffused lavender oil, 54321 sensory exercises, adaptogen herbs, ozone, parasite and mold cleanses, meditation, Qigong, and energy healing.

    Today, Ms. Rudd continues treatment, but she has returned to work and her social life. If you would like to learn more about how an artistic mindset can be used to accelerate healing from Lyme disease, then tune in now!

    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

menopausemomma ,

Dr Jess

Thank you Matt for the discussion on parasites. Social media has made it concerning that people don’t understand there is a greater root cause than parasites after a year. Cavitations etc. Dr Jess said it well.

thewellnessstyle ,

A valuable podcast

This podcast is absolutely amazing! It allows people to share their stories and inspire others to heal and take charge of their Lyme journey. Lyme is unique to everyone and this podcast provides a valuable learning experience to all viewers regardless of their diagnoses or symptoms. Matt and Rich ask the right questions and develop a meaningful connection with those they interview by listening closely and providing positive affirmations. I recommend this podcast to anyone challenged by Lyme or to anyone who simply wants to heal.

RangerMer ,

Great but way too long

Great information but pleasssse! Please please please edit these down! NO ONE with Lyme has 2.5 hours (even an hour is a stretch) to devote to one podcast. These are so long it’s a barrier to accessing the information. We don’t need to hear the intricate details of someone’s childhood, childhood pets, childhood sports etc. Please! I’m begging! Get to the meat of the content and cut the fat.

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