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Lyme Talks Series Begins January 3 in Greenwich

Stamford, CT (PRWEB) December 23, 2012

Lyme Research Alliance announces its Lyme Talks program for 2013, meeting on the first Thursday of every month from 7pm-8.30pm. Guest speakers share information from their specialty, addressing issues that are of concern to families and individuals living with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Following the featured speaker presentation space is reserved for support time, moderated by Angela LaManna, MSW, LCSW a Lyme literate therapist who recognizes the special needs of people suffering from chronic illness due to tick borne diseases. All meetings are held at the Evaristo Room in Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT (unless otherwise specified). The 2013 schedule is:

Topic: Managing Lyme Disease as a Teenager.
Speaker: Angela LaManna, MSW, LCSW.
Teenagers welcome! Navigating the teenage years is difficult enough without the complication of Lyme disease. In addition to the medical component there are implications for school attendance, academic curriculum, and managing social expectations. The discussion will include a screening of “Living the Lyme Life,” a DVD developed for high school students.

Topic: Making Your Home a Healthy Living Environment.
Speaker: Matthew Waletzke, Certified Building Biologist Consultant. In addition to being a principal at Healthy Dwellings (, Matthew has run a wellness center and has a background in energy medicine and biofeedback. Matthew’s talk will address how to transform your living environment for optimal health and eliminate toxins from your home environment.

Topic: Holistic Approaches to The Treatment of Lyme Disease
Speaker: Dr. Adam Breiner, ND naturopathic physician.
Dr. Breiner will address the diagnosis and treatment of chronic, or persistent, Lyme disease using an integrative combination of holistic and traditional tools to mobilize the body’s own immune defenses. Dr. Breiner leads the Breiner Whole-Body Healthy Center in Trumbull, CT:

Topic: Eating for Health: Traditional Foods and Lyme
Speaker: Selina Rifkin, L.M.T., H.H.C., certified holistic health counselor
Does what you eat have an effect on the progression of Lyme disease? Lyme causes inflammation and immune suppression, and what we eat can either hurt or help these issues. Come and learn how eating traditional foods reduces inflammation and supports the immune system, as well as providing superior building blocks for the body to heal itself.

Topic: Healing Lyme Disease-Body, Mind, Spirit
Speaker: Katina Markris, CCH, CIH Author of Out of the Woods
At the peak of her career, Classical Homeopath and health care columnist Katina Makris was stricken with a mysterious "flu". Only after five years of torment--two completely bedridden--and devastating blows to her professional and family life was Katina's illness finally diagnosed as Lyme Disease. But diagnosis was only the beginning of her journey toward healing.

“Rooted in personal recovery experience, a deep understanding of alternative medicine, and a poetic connection to nature, Out of the Woods transcends the boundaries of any one disease to reaffirm the power of hope for anyone grappling with life-shattering chronic illness”.

Lyme disease support group moderated by Angela LaManna, MSW, LCSW.

Topic: Laboratory testing for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
Speaker: Bob Giguere, Director of Sales for IGeneX Laboratories of Palo Alto, CA
Mr. Giguere will present information on the various reasons why testing procedures can be problematic as well as new information that can help medical professionals better evaluate test results regardless of the testing labs.

Lyme disease support group moderated by Angela LaManna, MSW, LCSW.

Topic: New Advances in Medical Research on Lyme And Tick-Borne Diseases
Speaker: Harriet Kotsoris, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Lyme Research Alliance
Dr. Kotsoris will review recent discoveries by scientists working on the frontiers of tick-borne disease research, and discuss the prospects for improved diagnostic testing and more effective treatments for persistent Lyme disease.

Topic: Health benefits of Reiki, including mini Reiki chair sessions.
Speaker: Ruth Ann DeSantis, Reiki Master and Certified Hudson Institute Coach

Check LRA Website for updates.

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