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Overcoming Lyme Disease through Dry Fasting with Michelle Slater

Feb 15, 2023

Watch Episode 217 with Michelle Slater:

Our guest today, Michelle Slater, is a true testament to the enduring power of the human spirit. She suffered symptoms from late-stage neurological Lyme disease for six years, symptoms so devastating, so utterly debilitating, that after exhausting every possible treatment—from allopathic to holistic—she actually considered assisted suicide. But in the face of seemingly impossible odds, she had the courage and resolve to take one final leap of faith, traveling all the way to Siberia, of all places. Literally Siberia. And it was in that far corner of the world that she submitted herself to the unorthodox treatment of dry fasting, and found what she was seeking. Five years later, she’s thriving and completely symptom-free. A scholar of comparative literature with a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, Michelle’s remarkable story is chronicled in her new book Starving to Heal in Siberia: My Radical Recovery from Late-Stage Lyme Disease and How It Could Help Others.

It’s such an inspiring story. We’re so happy to have her with us today and hopefully provide hope for anyone facing a similar plight.

Listen to Episode 217 with Michelle Slater

What we discuss in this episode:

  • What Lyme disease is and why it’s so hard to diagnose

  • How Dr. Slater got Lyme disease and how it affected her life

  • What dry fasting is

  • The relationship between water and inflammation

  • Her experience in Siberia

  • How she had to prepare for a dry fast

  • The steps of dry fasting

  • Meditating on a dry fast


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