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A medical professional's tips for living with Lyme disease.

"People with Lyme disease, and those closest to them, are encouraged to learn how to advocate for themselves. This website, and my educational podcasts, are meant to help with that process."

Cindy Kennedy, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Latest Podcasts

Cindy Kennedy - My Lyme Story

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, and host of Living With Lyme, shares her own journey of living with Lyme disease and what she has learned along the way.

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Central Mass Lyme Foundation

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Michele Miller, founder of the Central Massachusetts Lyme Foundation. Michele discusses how she came to create the foundation after her mother passed away as a result of late-stage Lyme disease. Michele also discusses the upcoming Central Mass Lyme Conference.

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Overcoming Lyme Disease

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by best-selling author Jennifer Heath as Jennifer discusses her new book "Overcoming Lyme Disease: The Truth About Lyme Disease and The Hidden Dangers Plaguing Our Bodies." Jennifer discusses how you can be an activist and "Lyme Warrior" and some of the surprising things she learned while writing her book.

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Lyme Disease Misdiagnosis

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Jennifer Corey, who endured Lyme disease misdiagnosis for years. Jennifer discusses her Lyme journey and how she has been able to cope with the symptoms. Jennifer also shares how she struggled to find a diagnosis for over a decade, and some of the gifts that she has discovered along the way.

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The Power of Nutrition

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by health coach Iwona Leger, who discusses the importance of proper nutrition for Lyme disease sufferers. Proper nutrition is important for living a healthy life and improving your immune system. Iwona shares her own journey of becoming a health coach and shares tips about what foods to avoid and what to look for when it comes to healthy eating.

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A Veterinarian's Perspective

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by holistic veterinarian Dr. Kevin Landau, who discusses how to keep your pets safe from Lyme disease, which is spreading in animals. Discover how to keep your pets safe and what you need to know about transmission and infection in animals and humans.

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Healthy and Holistic Living

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, discusses healthy and holistic living with Jennifer Mather, an intuitive holistic wellness coach who has a deep understanding of the necessity to disconnect from toxic habits and nurture a balanced well-blended, sustainable lifestyle.

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Tips for Mindful Living

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, discusses tips for mindful living with Kate Forest, a Self Care and Mindful Living Teacher, the creator of Self Care Yoga®, a speaker, trainer, world care advocate, and the owner of Self Care Moments™.

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Living Medicine

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, discusses living medicine and the body's ability to heal itself with Dr. Christopher Fabricius, who practices natural medicine in Utah.

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Lyme Disease Patient Research Project

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, discusses how LymeDisease.org empowers patients with the group’s chief executive, Lorraine Johnson. Johnson discusses MyLymeData.org, a patient powered research project. Discover how you can add your data to MyLymeData.

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Testing Ticks

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, discusses testing of ticks with Dr. Stephen Rich from the University of Massachusetts, who explains the testing process and how ticks spread Lyme disease to their hosts.

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A Caregiver's Perspective

In this special episode, Cindy Kennedy is joined by her husband, Joe, as he discusses his experience as a caregiver and spouse to someone with Lyme disease. Joe shares the darkest moments of the journey, what gave him the strength to continue – and shares his advice for other caregivers.

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The Adrenal Glands and Chronic Illness

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, discusses what Lyme disease patients need to know about adrenal glands and chronic illness with endocrinologist Dr. Mary Pat Roy.

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Finding Hope and Courage

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by author and speaker George Popovici, who shares his journey from being an award-winning safety engineer who had it all in the prime of his life, to his desperate eight-year search to find out why he had fallen ill.

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Social Security Disability and Lyme Disease

Attorney Robert Noa joins Cindy Kennedy, FNP, to discuss how he helps people with chronic illness like Lyme disease collect Social Security disability and his belief that "no one should go it alone."

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The Gifts of Chronic Illness

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, discusses Lyme disease and the gifts of chronic illness with licensed psychotherapist Ruschelle Khanna, LCSW. Khanna shares her personal Lyme journey and how she has been able to thrive despite her illness.

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A Mother's Journey

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by registered psychotherapist and best-selling author Lori Dennis, who shares her journey of helping her adult son get well after he became ill with Lyme disease in the fall of 2012.

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Getting to the Root Cause of Illness

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Dr. Jill Carnahan to discuss functional medicine and how she helps her patients to get to the root cause of their disease or illness.

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Ayurveda and Self Care


Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by author and blogger Mary Sullivan, who shares her own Lyme journey and how she used Ayurveda to heal from inflammation and illness. Discover what Ayurveda is and how it can be a platform for self care and healing.

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Tips from a Lyme-Literate Physician

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Dr. Kenneth Liegner, a Lyme expert who shares his thoughts about diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease.

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Improving Testing for Lyme

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, discusses Lyme disease testing with Dr. Jyotsna Shah, who heads one of the leading laboratories for the diagnosis of tick-borne diseases.

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Healing from Lyme

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Mytrae Meliana, a holistic psychotherapist, speaker and author from San Francisco, who discusses how she found emotional, mental and energetic healing from Lyme disease.

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Lyme and the Brain

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Dr. Robert C. Bransfield, M.D., F.A.P.A., who discusses Lyme disease and the brain, including the connection between Lyme and mental health and how Lyme and co-infections can cause cognitive impairments, sleep disorders and psychiatric issues.

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Cutting-Edge Lyme Research

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Dr. Brian Fallon, director of the Tick-Borne Disease Research Center at Columbia University, who discusses the cutting-edge Lyme research that they are doing at the center and how their research is improving treatment.

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Detox, Nutrition and Lyme

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by best-selling author Dr. Jay Davidson, who discusses the importance of detoxification and nutrition for those suffering from chronic illness like Lyme disease.

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Acupuncture for Health and Healing

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Dr. James D. Moran, who discusses the work that he does using acupuncture and Oriental Medicine to help his patients find healing from chronic pain and illness.

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Finding a Cure for Lyme Disease

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Dr. Eva Sapi, a University of New Haven researcher who is dedicated to finding a cure for Lyme disease.

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Herbal Treatments for Lyme Disease

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by clinical herbalist Julie McIntyre, who discusses herbal treatments for Lyme disease and co-infections, and how she helps clients heal.

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Botanical Formulas for Nutritional Support

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Dr. Rachel Fresco, L. Ac., Ph.D, founder and President of Bio-Botanical Research, who discusses creating botanical formulas that are used as nutritional support.

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Using Low-Dose Naltrexone to Treat Lyme

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by author Dr. Darin Ingels, who discusses his experience with using low-dose naltrexone as a treatment for Lyme disease.

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Expert Tips

Resources

When I was diagnosed with Lyme disease, I found these online resources to be invaluable sources of reliable information.

Prevention

Your best defense against tick-borne illnesses is to avoid contact with ticks. Follow these steps to protect yourself and your family.

Essential Oils

Essential oils provide true health benefits, backed by research, as well as pure scents. And they're safer than candles.