We are pleased to announce a free two-part series on ticks and tick-borne illnesses on Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, 2017. Come learn about how to avoid ticks, the many diseases they spread, how to manage your health if you become infected and about the “untold story of Lyme Disease.”
Part one will be held on Saturday March 18 from 10:30 to noon in the Hermann Foundation meeting room. A panel of three speakers will present their complementary areas of expertise regarding ticks, followed by questions from the audience. Larry Dapsis, entomologist from the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, the education department of Barnstable County, will talk about tick habits, habitats and precautions to take when spending time outdoors to avoid exposure. Lauren Valle, founder of Kinship Herbal and Holistic Healing in Falmouth, will present an array of information related to healing Lyme Disease, including herbal medicines, immunity, nutrition, detoxification, self-advocacy, tracking symptoms and maintaining optimism and strength. Ron Gangemi, founder of Lyme Awareness of Cape Cod and Entire Health and Wellness, both in Mashpee, will discuss the many tick-borne illnesses that are found on the Cape and the latest information on treatment options and resources, including integrative approaches. Light refreshments will be served.
Part two will be held the next day, Sunday, March 19 from 2:00 to 4:30 PM, in the Hermann Foundation meeting room. We will be screening the award winning documentary film: Under Our Skin, followed by a discussion of the film lead by a reference librarian. “Under Our Skin is a powerful and often terrifying look not only at the science and politics of (Lyme) disease, but also the personal stories of those whose lives have been affected and nearly destroyed.” (Underourskin.com) It won six “best documentary” awards when it came out in 2008 and it is still an important expose on the disease.
Come to either event or both. Please register for the panel discussion on Saturday.