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

7. Dr. Ralph Hawkins explains the challenges of detecting Lyme disease through testing

7. Dr. Ralph Hawkins explains the challenges of detecting Lyme disease through testing

In this episode of Looking at Lyme, Sarah speaks with Internal Medicine Specialist and Canadian Lyme expert, Dr. Ralph Hawkins. Dr. Hawkins has been treating Lyme patients in Canada for…

6. Talking research, testing, and treatment of Lyme disease with Dr. Sam Donta

6. Talking research, testing, and treatment of Lyme disease with Dr. Sam Donta

“Doctors need to recognize that the screening tests now, as they’ve been for a number of years, are not accurate. When it does come up positive, that’s helpful for the…

5. How Lyme disease can impact children and family

5. How Lyme disease can impact children and family

In today’s podcast, we start to explore Lyme disease in children. Sarah welcomes her father, Dr. Ted Cormode, to the podcast. He understands Lyme disease both as a pediatrician and…

4. Understanding symptoms and treating the whole person

4. Understanding symptoms and treating the whole person

In this episode, Sarah speaks with Dr. Bruce Hoffman, a Functional Medicine physician from Calgary. Dr. Hoffman describes Functional Medicine and explains how numerous factors influence a patient’s health. He…

3. Entomologist Janet Sperling tells us about the spread of ticks and Lyme disease

3. Entomologist Janet Sperling tells us about the spread of ticks and Lyme disease

In this episode, Sarah speaks with Canadian entomologist Janet Sperling, who specializes in tick microbiomes. Sarah sets the stage with a quick history of Lyme disease, including how it got…

2. Justin Wood takes us deep into the world of ticks

2. Justin Wood takes us deep into the world of ticks

In this episode, Justin Wood takes us deep into the world of ticks. We will find out what makes ticks tick, including their feeding patterns and life stages. We learn…

1. Interview with Dr. Liz Zubek

1. Interview with Dr. Liz Zubek

In our inaugural episode we meet our host, Sarah Cormode. Sarah draws upon her expertise in education, research and outdoor adventure to explore all things Lyme. She reflects back on…