2022 Guest Speakers

Upcoming Guest Speakers

June 23, 2022 Monthly Support Meeting - Evening

The Lyme Association of Greater Kansas City is pleased to announce our June 23 EVENING guest speaker, Deborah Hudman, MS.  Deborah is the Senior Research Associate in the Microbiology & Immunology Department at ATSU, she is interested in conducting interdisciplinary research ranging from field and laboratory-based studies in eco-epidemiology of vector-borne diseases. Deborah has an MS degree in Wildlife Management with an emphasis on Wildlife Diseases from Humboldt State University. She began tick research in Missouri in 2014. Please join our June 23rd Zoom Support Group Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Deborah will be talking to us about the Statewide Survey of Ticks and Tick-Borne Pathogens. She will give you a chance to interact with Q&A.  To find additional information about the study please visit the MDC website, and published story: https://bit.ly/3zYyPv0.

Previous Guest Speakers

April 28, 2022 Monthly Support Meeting - Evening

The Lyme Association of Greater Kansas City is pleased to announce our April 28 EVENING guest speaker, Dr. Jaban Moore D.C.  Please join our April 28th Zoom Support Group Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Jaban Moore is a National Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. He practices functional medicine looking for the root cause of illness and treating through natural protocols.Dr. Moore’s passion for restoring health through a multi-therapeutic approach came from a young age when his mother was diagnosed with Diabetes after a 3-year struggle trying to figure out what was causing her health to decline. She was diagnosed only because she was in a car accident and in the ER, she was told that she was diabetic. By this point she had gained 100 lbs, her cholesterol was out of control, she had ulcers in her stomach, depression, high blood pressure, and chronic fatigue. Growing up Dr. Moore watched his mother’s condition progress adding new medications and symptoms by the year never curing or making her feel better for long just stabilizing one symptom until the next started. This eventually lead to thyroid cancer and 2 surgeries to remove the cancer. Through this experience, Dr. Moore found his mission to discover the root cause of a condition so that the progression can be stopped so the next person doesn’t have to go through a story like hers.His mission progressed even further when, during chiropractic school, his own health journey began he started to decline physically rapidly with no known cause at the age of 25. Over the next year, he searched for answers with many different doctors. He was experiencing, fatigue, joint pain, and low testosterone. After not finding many answers from several doctors, he went to a conference of functional medicine doctors. It was there he met one who suggested the possibility of Lyme disease. After some testing and further investigation, Dr. Moore was found to be positive for Lyme. This began his journey of learning how to treat it. After consulting several doctors and trying many treatments, Dr.Moore found relief and has been symptom-free for over 5 years now.  

March 9, 2022 Monthly Support Meeting - Daytime

The Lyme Association of Greater Kansas City is pleased to announce our March 9th DAYTIME guest speaker, Rosie Matachette.  Please join our March 9th Zoom Support Group Meeting at 11:30 a.m.

February 24, 2022 Monthly Support Meeting - Evening

The Lyme Association of Greater Kansas City is pleased to announce our February 24th EVENING guest speaker, Julie Parker, LPC, MHSP, Counseling Associates LLC.  Please join our February 24th Zoom Support Group Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Rosie is owner of the Colon Care Center of Overland Park and has been assisting people for over 35 years in Colon Hydrotherapy. She is certified at the Advanced level by the International Association of Colon Therapists, certified Body Ecologist and a Member of the Association of Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT).

The goal of colonic hydrotherapy is to cleanse the tissues of the colon. A clean and healthy colon is important for overall health and well-being. A clean and healthy colon will facilitate many attributes of health including:

  • Proper body weight

  • Clear skin complexion.

  • Healthy colon muscle tone

  • Elimination of halitosis

  • Beneficial for colitis

  • Improved nutritional absorption

  • Healthy organ activity

  • Balances overgrowth of Candida Albicans.

We look forward to Rosie’s presentation and hope you will plan to join us!  We are constantly learning new techniques about cleansing our system with Lyme Disease. However, this therapy has been around for quite some time.

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Julie owns her practice and is a counselor with over 25 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families. Julie works with patients of all ages, is a Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS-II), and has had extensive training in helping those with chronic conditions and illnesses. Please join our February24th Zoom Support Group Meeting at 6:30 p.m. 

Julie will be talking to us about mental health and Lyme Disease. She will give you a chance to interact with Q&A.  Julie understands what you're going through.  Not only is she Lyme Literate (trained to help those with Lyme and other chronic illnesses), but she and family members have Lyme disease and personally know the trials of diagnosis and treatment. She is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society ("ILADS"), and has had further training regarding Lyme, co-infections, PANDAS, and PANS. If you don't know what all that means or if you already know but want to learn more, her website provides links to information and groups you may find helpful (https://www.counselingassociatesllc.com/lyme-disease).