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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This episode features an interview with Dr. Uma Dhanabalan, as she discusses the use of cannabis as a treatment option for Lyme patients and those with chronic illness. She also shares her thoughts about the stigma and laws around the medical use of cannabis and some of the biggest misconceptions about this field.
Scott Forsgren, FDN-P-health coach, blogger, podcaster, health writer, and advocate joins the program to discuss his health journey, what he learned along the way, and how he now helps others on their journey towards health and healing.