Looking at Lyme is an educational podcast created by the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation, designed to increase awareness and empower listeners with expert knowledge. 

Join host Sarah Cormode as she explores various perspectives about Lyme disease and its impact on human health. Throughout the series, we will learn alongside doctors, entomologists, geneticists, community leaders and other experts.

Podcast Episodes

43. The quest for better tests

43. The quest for better tests

In today’s podcast, Sarah speaks with Victoria Sanderson about her exciting new research into Lyme disease testing at the University of Guelph. Sanderson is a current medical student and previously…

42. Illness uncertainty in chronic Lyme disease with Maddie Gravelle

42. Illness uncertainty in chronic Lyme disease with Maddie Gravelle

In today’s podcast, Sarah speaks with Maddie Gravelle about her research into the consequences of illness uncertainty for Lyme disease patients. Maddie is a student and researcher at Queen’s University…

41. Looking at Lyme carditis with Dr. Adrian Baranchuk

41. Looking at Lyme carditis with Dr. Adrian Baranchuk

In today’s podcast Sarah explores Lyme carditis with Dr. Adrian Baranchuk, a cardiologist from Kingston, Ontario. Lyme carditis is inflammation of the heart and can cause lightheadedness, palpitations, fainting, chest…

40. Better diagnostic testing: antibodies and beyond with Dr. Armin Schwarzbach

40. Better diagnostic testing: antibodies and beyond with Dr. Armin Schwarzbach

In this episode of Looking at Lyme, we go to Augsburg, Germany to learn about diagnostic testing with Dr. Armin Schwarzbach, MD, PhD.  Dr. Schwarzbach is a specialist in laboratory…

39. Exploring ILADS with Dr. Amy Offutt

39. Exploring ILADS with Dr. Amy Offutt

Join Sarah in today’s podcast as she explores everything ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) with Dr. Amy Offutt. Dr. Offutt is the medical director and co-owner of Heart…

38. Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor on the beauty and resilience of the brain

38. Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor on the beauty and resilience of the brain

Welcome back to the Looking at Lyme Podcast… here we are in Season 3! In this episode, Sarah explores how the brain functions with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. Dr. Jill…

37. Navigating Lyme disease with scientist and author Dr. Shelley Ball

37. Navigating Lyme disease with scientist and author Dr. Shelley Ball

This week Sarah is joined by Dr. Shelley Ball, an evolutionary ecologist, fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and Founder and President of Biosphere Environmental Education, a social enterprise…

36. Turning pain into strength with Lyme warrior Gina Valles

36. Turning pain into strength with Lyme warrior Gina Valles

This week Sarah is joined by Gina Valles, a fitness coach with a degree in exercise science who founded Gina’s Total Fitness in Connecticut. In 2018, Gina was diagnosed with…

35. Innovation in Lyme disease research and treatment with Rossana Magnotta

35. Innovation in Lyme disease research and treatment with Rossana Magnotta

In this episode, Sarah speaks with Rossana Magnotta, who established the G. Magnotta Foundation in honour of her late husband, Gabe, who passed away after a courageous battle with Lyme…