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What is the “Lyme Body”? Three Themes Every Lyme Patient Can Relate To

This presentation will provide a well-researched and unique perspective into the phenomena that comes with suffering from lyme disease. Upon studying five lyme disease sufferers in the Pacific Northwest for six months in 2015, I concluded that three primary themes exist about who and what the “lyme body” is: time, sacrificial bonds, and something I call the ‘philosophy of the weird.’

About Anna

In 2016, she received a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University. Her dissertation was titled, "A Grounded Theory Exploration of Knowing: Beginning With the Reality of the Lyme Body." Her work may be found at

Anna Frost, PhD

unraveling the mystery of lyme disease