Michelle McKeon is the owner and operator of The Lyme Specialist. She is also a Licensed Integrative Nutritionist and Certified Mold Practitioner who specializes in tick-borne diseases, hyperthermia treatment, environmental toxins, gut health, and inflammatory issues. Michelle was introduced to functional medicine after her personal struggle with a debilitating battle of Lyme disease. The tick that bit her also infected Michelle with the co-infections Bartonella, Powassan virus, Protomyxzoa Rhuematica, and Mycoplasma Pneumonia. After years of trying the various treatment options available, and not responding to the protocols, she decided to receive whole-body hyperthermia treatment. This treatment saved her life, and for the first time she was able to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Once returning home from the hospital, she immersed herself in daily detoxification and cell membrane repair therapies, vitamins and supplements, herbal tinctures, and she followed a strict diet to aid her body in the recovery process. From this experience, she decided to go back to school to receive a master’s degree in Human Nutrition at the University of Bridgeport. Upon graduating Summa Cum Laude, she began her private practice as an Integrative Nutritionist. She has authored two Ebooks, and advocates for people with tick-borne infections through writing articles for health magazines, being interviewed on podcasts, and speaking at schools, conferences, and support groups.
She has been guiding both local and long-distance clients through addressing various factors that are causing their symptoms. Michelle looks for these answers by exploring mold mycotoxins, genetic/methylation issues, heavy metals, tick-borne infections, candida, cell membrane repair, parasites and viral infections, building biology, diet, and gut flora. Her hope is to guide people in their healing journey by educating them about integrative medicine and hyperthermia as a successful treatment option. Her dynamic combination of personal, professional, and educations experiences has created a foundation to effectively support individuals in becoming their optimal selves: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. It does get better. Read about Michelle McKeon’s personal health story here.
Experience & Education
Integrative NUTRITIONIST, MS, CNS, LDN
I received a Master of Science in Human Nutrition, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude at the University of Bridgeport. UB specializes in integrative medicine. This education and training has been the foundation for my program design, and has provided a great understanding of how the human body functions, and the crucial role toxins, genetics, pathogens, and underlying conditions can lead to the development of allostatic overload.
Lyme Disease Specialist
Having gone through my own battle with Lyme disease, and working with clients with tick-borne infections for a decade, I understand how complicated these pathogens are. Since 2012, I have been working with hospitals in Germany, Mexico, and the US that specialize in hyperthermia treatment for people with Lyme. I guide clients in creating a pre- and post-treatment protocol. I make sure I do not leave any stone unturned.
Certified Mold Practitioner
Completed training through Dr. Jill Crista’s course – Are you Missing Mold in Your Patient’s, Dr. Sandeep Gupta’s course – Mold Illness Made Simple, Beth O’Hara’s Mast Cell 360 course, and Mold Finder’s Health Practitioner Program. I can test your body and your home to understand the extent of your exposure and specific treatments and recommendations to make sure your enviroment is conducive to your recovery. Addressing CIRS and MCAS can also be key when treating biotin illness.
PSYCHOLOGY, ELEMENTARY & SPECIAL EDUCATION
In my early education, I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Special Education at Marist College. As a fifth-grade elementary school teacher, patience and creativity will forever be a part of me. As a teacher, I loved trying to understand things through the eyes of someone else. This allowed me to present material in various ways so that all types of learners could comprehend for authentic learning. This approach enabled me to think outside the box, which I continue to implement in my practice.
Christina Carter’s journey with Lyme Disease began in 2004 when she was bit in the San Francisco, Bay Area and was told that Lyme did not exist in California. Throughout the years she saw a multitude of specialists from the Neurologist to the Podiatrist and everything in-between!
As the disease progressed, Christina was forced to close her thriving business and leave her career in Mental Health, to begin the full-time occupation of taking care of herself. After moving to Colorado, finding the right physician, and getting the proper labs she finally had an answer, CDC positive Lyme. Christina then began the long and arduous task of rebuilding her body so that she could begin treatment. During this time her daughter and son became sick and both tested positive as well. When she was finally healthy enough to begin treatment is when her husband read about Whole-body Hyperthermia. Christina was treated, along with her teenage daughter, Bella, in the summer of 2017. Her husband also received treatment in December of 2017, and to say hyperthermia saved their lives would be an understatement!
With a new lease on life, Christina is excited to be a part of The Lyme Specialist, joining Michelle McKeon. Through personally experiencing the benefits of hyperthermia on her tick-borne infections and having the perspective of a mother and a wife whose family members received treatment as well, she is able to support others on their journey back to health. Christina helps educate others on tick-borne infections and the therapies that are making a difference through conferences, articles, and videos. Read about Christina Carter’s personal health story here.