In episode 154 of “What the Health?!? The Doctor’s Chat,” Dr. Greg Eckel engages in a riveting conversation with Kris Newby, an award-winning science writer and producer of the Lyme disease documentary “Under Our Skin.” They delve into the alarming spread of Lyme disease and its hidden history, including its chilling connection to Cold War-era biological weapons. Newby, drawing from her personal battle with Lyme disease and her book “Bitten,” sheds light on the controversial link between tick-borne diseases and government experiments.
The episode offers practical advice for those struggling with diagnosis and treatment in a healthcare system often unprepared for Lyme’s complexity. It’s an eye-opening discussion that uncovers the insidious nature of Lyme disease, its difficulty in diagnosis, and the staggering statistics on its prevalence, providing actionable steps for those affected by or concerned about this increasingly common illness.