Mackay Rippey: Radio Interviewer/Lyme Advocate


Each day of May for Lyme Awareness Month in 2015, would like to recognize someone in the Lyme community that has done something to try to help the Lyme community. There are several “unsung heroes” in our community and we would  like to just offer them a little recognition and make sure that their achievements and efforts don’t go  unnoticed.

Today we would like to thank Mackay Rippey for his work in bringing about Lyme awareness.


For those of you that don’t know Mackay. He runs a site called, “Lyme Ninja Radio. Mackay is an accupuncturist, who had a brief encounter with Lyme himself. Now he devotes a lot of his time to helping educate others about Lyme disease.

Lyme Ninja Radio (Website)
Lyme Ninja Radio (Facebook)

Mohawk Valley Lyme Support Group ( NY)

When asked what made him get into Lyme disease activism:

“I had a short battle with Lyme disease. I had the bull’s-eye rash. And a short course of antibiotics and some follow up with herbals and accupuncture. I started seeing more and more cases showing up in my community and I knew they were going to need help. So Lyme Ninja Radio has two purposes, I want to help me learn more about Lyme disease the second is to help spread the word.” ~ Mackay Rippey

Mackay has dozens of recordered interviews (38 at last count) with Lyme patients, naturopaths, activists, physicians, authors and more.

Check them out here. 


Thank you Mackay for doing what you can to help our Lyme community and also to help educate those that don’t know anything about Lyme yet. Prevention and early treatment is key. Thanks for helping spread that message!

4 thoughts on “Mackay Rippey: Radio Interviewer/Lyme Advocate”

    1. mackay, i look forward to listening to your radio lyme shows in the future.

      i had never heard of you or your shows; just posted about your interviews on‘s lyme disease board.

      thanks for all you do getting out the word to all 😉

      bettyg, iowa activist

  1. Mackay also saw the need for a support group in his area of NY State. He had been attending meetings in Chittenango which is too far for any of us in the Mohawk Valley to attend regularly, especially during our long, harsh winters. With his help we are on our way to becoming a resource for this area where the last tick study done in 2013 found 40% infected.

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