About the Episode
Sarah Schlichte Sanchez discusses her journey with Lyme’s disease, how to treat chronic illnesses, and how she became a voice in the Lyme’s disease community. Her and Heads Up Founder Dave Korsunsky dive into IGenX testing, ketamine, Envida Medical’s treatment protocols, and why tracking data is important.
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– Sarah Schlichte Sanchez
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Sarah Schlichte Sanchez
Sarah Schlichte Sanchez is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, podcaster, and radio host.
Since recovering from Lyme disease she has created the Fight.Heal.Live coaching program, authored a children’s book about Lyme called “Little Bite Big Trouble”, and filmed a 17-minute documentary about chronic illnesses called “Disappearing From Society.” Sarah appears weekly on the WGLRO radio station talking about chronic illness, Lyme disease, and the power of mindsets!
She lives in the mountains of CO. Has five kiddos and two dogs!
You can email Sarah at Sarah@LymeVoice
The Lyme Voice podcast was recently ranked the most popular Lyme disease podcast by ListenNotes.com, the aim of each episode is to educate, encourage and inspire people who are living with and battling complex chronic illnesses.
Join us as we focus on the complex social and emotional aspects of life with chronic Lyme disease.
We acknowledge the suck-factor of Lyme, it’s a heavy topic. But we do it with authenticity and buoyancy in an effort to figure out what works, what doesn’t, and how to overcome!
We discuss these realities with authors, MD’s, patients, practitioners, and other PHENOMENAL human beings. We address the medical and financial realities that impact households across the globe. While simultaneously finding hope, strategies, and treatment plans.
This accidental journey through the land of chronic illness can be daunting, but you are not alone. Believe me, when I say that healing is possible! There is a way through. And that people ARE healing in a wide variety of ways.
(1:52) Dave shares how he and Sarah met while they were both in Scottsdale, AZ.
(4:29) Dave and Sarah were both interested in hyperbaric oxygen, ketamine, wellness, and managing chronic illnesses.
(5:59) Sarah dives into how Lyme disease eventually caused her to get into health optimization.
(8:00) Sarah talks about what it’s like to deal with Lyme disease and how she created her podcast.
(9:56) Lyme disease mimics 300 diseases including ALS, Parkinson’s, dementia, and more. This leads to many misdiagnoses. If you can treat the underlying cause of Lyme, which is usually bacterial (many times fungal and viral), a lot of the chronic illnesses go away.
(11:03) Sarah describes how sick she was with Lyme disease. She had chronic fatigue was in bed for two years. She was in a wheelchair and having seizures.
(12:53) This experience led Sarah to Envita Medical Center. She lived there for two months to have her neurological Lyme disease. Lyme goes into your blood, changes form, and then goes directly into your organs.
(16:09) Sarah shares the testing options typically outside of insurance coverage. IGeneX is the most common and well-received. Testing can be an extremely difficult process.
(19:03) Lyme disease has been known since the ‘70s, but in the ‘90s the CDC changed the guidelines for testing positive.
(20:55) There are starting to be more definitive answers in testing.
(22:04) Envita Medical lowers the blood sugar levels through fasting and then deliver antibiotics.
(23:07) Envita pulsates antibiotics. They also treat with hydrogen peroxide, ketamine, Vitamin C, and others. They typically treat Lyme and cancer. One of the first differences Sarah would notice in patients is their improvement in their gait.
(26:00) People with PTSD have one of the lowest HRV rates. Western medicine doesn’t have a lot of answers for chronic illnesses. With ALS, Parkinson’s, Lyme disease, your nervous system is being attacked and you are constantly switching between fight or flight.
(28:17) Emotional issues add to the problem steming from infection. Combining integrative and conventional approaches can help treat the infection. Medicine like psilocybin and ketamine can help with the emotional part of it. Working with a coach who has lived through the experience can also be beneficial.
(30:39) Lyme is a difficult disease to tackle because you’re showing up for the challenge at your weakest. Part of the issue is navigating support and financial challenges.
(33:31) People say, “If it helps one person, then it was worth it.” But you can impact more than one person. Sarah’s coaching program is Fight, Heal, Live. Fighting is a mindset, Healing consists of choices, and living is the outcome.
(34:59) Suicide is the leading cause of death in the Lyme community. Sarah has received emails telling her that her podcast helped them chose not to commit suicide.
(35:41) Sarah used to own a real estate company in New Mexico, but left because of how extensive treatment would be.
(36:56) Dave and Sarah discuss how HRV, inflammatory factors, blood sugar, respiratory rate, core temperature, and resting heart rate can be good biomarkers to track.
(40:54) Sarah elaborates on why applications like Heads Up can help you track and understand the data. If you have the right labs and right data, you can come to a diagnosis.
(43:04) Having the information helps your own mental sanity because it shows that the issue is not just in your head.
(44:50) Exosomes and peptides are also important when it comes to chronic conditions.
(47:05) Sarah is starting a new podcast called Unpopular Decisions that focuses on the broader chronic illness realm.
(49:10) Sarah believes that it typically costs around $50,000 to heal from a neurological disease, but other people can do it for cheaper.