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The Behcet's Disease Podcast (How To Beat Behçet's with Maritza Lord)

The Behcet's Disease Podcast (How To Beat Behçet's with Maritza Lord)

By Beat Behçet's
Have you been relying on your doctors and pharmaceutical companies to cure your condition and still don’t feel like you’re seeing great results in your health?

Hi, I'm Maritza.

I teach autoimmune disease sufferers how to overcome their illness without prescription drugs by making simple lifestyle changes.

I was diagnosed with Behçet's Disease in 2012. And today, I've been flare-free for over 5 years.

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And for more on how to Beat Behçet's Disease, visit 💻
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Ep 9: PAUSECAST - WHY I TOOK A PODCAST SABBATICAL - The Behçet's Disease Podcast (How To Beat Behçet's with Maritza Lord)
This week's show marks a return with a new promise and a change in tone and content moving forward. I take a stand against the conventional medical system's failure to effectively treat autoimmune diseases and share the secret my doctor didn't want me to know that actually led me to reverse Behçet's 😱🤯 If you're on prescription medication to treat your autoimmune disease or if you're trying to get diagnosed or treated, this week's show is for you 😉  Resources to save your life: The 5 Steps To Beat Behçet's ebook:  The Beat Behçet's Blueprint Program: The Behçet's Disease Facebook Community:
March 7, 2021
I recently had the chance to ask therapist, all-round renaissance man and beautiful soul, Bill O’Hanlon a few of your questions about how to deal socially with Behçet's or any disease. I was introduced to Bill through amazing mentors who themselves were mentored by Bill.  He’s not only a musician and teacher, but also a psychotherapist with over 4 decades of experience in individual & relationship counseling. Bill O’Hanlon has also published nearly 40 books on topics ranging from psychotherapy, to hypnosis, to songwriting.  Bill was even featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show! Lucky for us, he graciously agreed to chat on zoom to answer a few relationship questions posed by you - The Behçet’s community, specifically about managing your relationships with your illness. Here are the questions that Bill tackles: ✅ How to overcome PTSD. ✅ How to handle love with a disease? How do you inform your loved one/s of what to expect from you and your disease and how do you tell her/him what to expect when you’re trapped in this illness. ✅ How to help our partners deal with our condition in the long term. ✅ As a single person... how soon should you disclose your diagnosis and all that comes with it? ✅ How to keep in good relationships with family members who don’t understand Behçet's? Is it unkind to squash difficult relationships? And how do you let loved ones know the pain you suffer without causing upset? 📥 Download a free copy of the ebook, The 5 Steps to Beat Behçet's at to learn how I reversed Behçet's Disease and have stayed flare and symptom-free for 5+ years. 📚 Check out more of Bill's writing on trauma and The Solution-Oriented Approach by visiting 🎧 Listen to Bill's music at 🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏽 Join The Behçet's Disease Facebook Group *NEW*
December 20, 2020
Ep 7: COVID19 & BEHÇET'S DISEASE - The Behçet's Disease Podcast (How To Beat Behçet's with Maritza Lord)
After healing in 2015, I didn’t give Behçet’s another thought until the Covid19 global pandemic of 2020 😷 My concern was those who were still battling the invisible disease called Behçet’s. Because not only were their bodies in a state of unbalance and inflammation but the drugs that many had been prescribed would only put them MORE at risk of dying from Covid19. Immunosuppressants do just what they say, they suppress your immune system- that my friends, is the opposite of what you want to have during a global viral pandemic threat. You need a healthy, robust immune system to combat a coronavirus like Covid19. I was sitting on the solution to Behçet’s and instead of actively sharing my years of accumulated knowledge and proven results, I was hoarding the information on how to beat Behçet’s Disease. So I started writing down the program that led my body to reverse Behçet’s & to heal the damage done to my body from Behcet’s and ironically, the side effects of the meds I was prescribed by doctors to treat the symptoms of Behcet’s. They destroyed my digestive tract. The program I used to heal is now a free resource that you can download. It’s is called, The 5 Steps to Beat Behcet’s and like I said, it’s free because you’re in a battle not only for your health, but since 2020, for your life. You can download this ebook for free it at Then Share! You don’t have to explain anything—just share this episode with someone. You could radically change a life by simply copying the link and sending it those you love. Join The Behçet's Disease Facebook Community at
December 13, 2020
Ep 6: INSULTED BY A HEALTH GURU! - The Behçet's Disease Podcast (How To Beat Behçet's with Maritza Lord)
Sending you love and hugs especially if you’re suffering from Behçet’s or any Autoimmune Disease 🤗💪❤️ Believe me, I’ve seen it all and I completely understand what you’re going through. I know the struggles, I know the agony of flare-ups and all the symptoms that only get worse with time whether you’re on meds or not.  And the real rub is that others and even doctors don’t seem to understand what you’re going through or may even discredit you! It makes me so sad to remember. I felt isolated. My symptoms were so gruesome, I was embarrassed and ashamed and I didn't wanna leave the house. Today I’m gonna share a true story of something that happened to me when I had just gotten my Behçet’s diagnosis.  I met someone whom I really respected and admired. You know those people who clearly know something you don’t and who seem to have it all figured out?...That was until we met and he totally insulted me.  With one sentence of what he thought about my diagnosis, he destroyed me. His words ruined my day, my week and my month and pissed me off SO BAD that I wanted to avoid that person at all costs going forward.  I mean I never wanted to speak with that person again! 🤯 🤬 Block, delete, RIP ⚰️ You’re probably wondering, ...What could he have possibly said to upset me so much?  I’ll tell you the story and share his words. Up next..... Download your FREE copy of the ebook, THE 5 STEPS TO BEAT BEHÇET'S at Join The Behçet's Disease Facebook Community at
November 29, 2020
Ep 5: DO YOU HAVE TO BE TURKISH TO HAVE BEHÇET'S? - The Behçet's Disease Podcast (How To Beat Behçet's with Maritza Lord)
🚨🚨🚨 ***WEBSITE CORRECTION: The link mentioned in this episode is now: If you’re suffering from the symptoms of Behçet’s Disease, it really doesn’t matter if you’re diagnosed or undiagnosed, treated or untreated, there is one question that you’re gonna hear a lot from doctors.... Are you Turkish? Or, Does your family come from Turkey? Or, Do you have Turkish ancestry that you’re aware of? 🤔 If you’re listening right now and thinking, why Turkish??? The reason they wanna know if you come from Turkey, is because they believe that only Turkish people get the disease because that’s where it was first discovered and there are a high numbers of reported Behçet’s cases in Turkey so they’ve made a connection between Behçet’s Disease and Turkey. Get it? No Turkish, no Behçet’s. They actually doubted my symptoms were Behçet’s in the beginning because I was not Turkish. But I obviously had Behçet’s because I eventually showed all the symptoms. Then they were like, Ok, Ok, we believe you.... You got Behçet’s! So what is the answer to the question, “Do you need to be Turkish to get Behçet’s?” Tune in to find out 😉 And after the episode, grab your virtual seat in the FREE training 💻:  www.beatbehç Join The Behçet's Disease Facebook Community at
November 22, 2020
Ep 4: MY BEHÇET'S STORY - The Behçet's Disease Podcast (How To Beat Behçet's with Maritza Lord)
I wanna give a special shoutout to listeners in Canada! 🇨🇦  Brazil! 🇧🇷  Australia! 🇦🇺 Ireland! 🇮🇪 And The USA! 🇺🇸 Thanks for listening and showing love!  Everyone with Behçet's has a story. On this week's episode, I'm taking you on the journey from my very first symptom, through the course of getting convention treatment to how I stumbled on healing and at last, I tell you about about a special Freebie that I have for you if you're ready to take action on stopping flare ups and beating Behet's. Let's get into it! For photos of me when I had Behçet's Disease, visit: Download the FREE ebook, 5 Steps To Beat Behçet’s and start healing today! Visit to claim your free copy. Join The Behçet's Disease Facebook Community at
November 15, 2020
Ep 3: LET'S TALK ABOUT STRESS (Pt2) - The Behçet's Disease Podcast (How To Beat Behçet's with Maritza Lord)
Last week, we talked about the secret poison causing your flare ups: Stress Overload on a Cellular Level and we said that our flare ups or symptoms are the canary in a stress-overloaded coal mine. This week, we’re gonna identify the various stressors that you could be overloading from and we’ll talk about the 2 ways that our bodies respond. You’re gonna want to hear this so let’s jump right in! We usually think of stress as the emotional fallout from a trauma. right? I used to think of stress as emotional only. I later learned that there are so many forms of stress and that a healthy stress (think exercise, fasting, vaccination) can make you stronger while a toxic stressor (think a long-term combination of difficult relationship/s, anxious/ fearful thoughts, long-term malnutrition, pollution) can lead to disregulation in the body and illness. When I had Behcet’s, I didn’t think I had that much stress- no more than anyone else... or so I thought. 🤷‍♀️ The truth was that stress was as invisible to my world as water is to a fish. I couldn’t see I had stress because it was my entire world! I was bursting at the seams with stress & I didn’t know it! I didn’t know that healthy people experienced life very differently than I did and that my life (and cells) were toxically overloaded with different forms of stress. Stress is a normal part of life and virtually every animal on the planet experiences it. I’m sure you’ve heard of the fight of flight response that kicks in when a person or an animal feels under attack. The biggest difference between humans and other animals is the length of time it takes for us to experience that threat. Unlike animals who either escape or die, humans have an infinite number of stressors that feel like threats…. like being cut off in traffic, worrying about health insurance coverage or the outcome of a critical presidential election. Am I right? And those are just a few of the psychological kind. These and other stressors can create a never-ending pattern of anxiety and set your life on a treadmill of fear and anticipation of the next thing about to strike! The connection between the mind and body has been proven and is indisputable. When the mind feels the pinch of stress, it creates consequences in your muscles, heart, nervous system and immune system. The problem is that our bodies cannot tell the difference between sources of stress- they all feel equally threatening and the sources of stress are endless. In this episode we identify a long list of your possible stressors and talk about our body's 2 ways of responding. One is healthy and the what led to your Behçet's. Let's check it out! Visit to download a FREE copy of the ebook: 5 STEPS TO BEAT BEHÇET'S - The Proven Guide to Stop Flare Ups and Eliminate Behçet's Disease For Good! Join The Behçet's Disease Facebook Community at
November 8, 2020
Ep 2: LET'S TALK ABOUT STRESS, BABY! (Pt1) - The Behçet's Disease Podcast (How To Beat Behçet's with Maritza Lord)
Today we’re gonna be talking STRESS! 🤯 Let me tell you a story: In the early 1900’s , coalminers started taking caged canary birds into the mines with them. The miners considered them friends and they would even sing to the birds while they worked. You know carbon monoxide, the gas?  Then you probably already know that it’ colorless and odorless and leads to death by asphyxiation if exposed to for too long. If there was carbon monoxide built up in the mines from an explosion or somethng, the canaries would show distress by swaying or reeling in their cages or even falling off their perches. Eek, Let’s put aside the fact that this was an awful way to treat birds. This was common practice in mining back then. And when the birds would show distress, it would be a signal to the miners that the mine was contaminated with Carbon Monoxide and they would exit or put on their breathing gear and I hope try to resuscitate the birds. Now, what if…. your body is the canary. And when it’s in distress, it has a flare up? Sound possible? 🤔 Well, we're today we're addressing the one toxin in our lives that's just like carbon monoxide and if too much of it builds up in our lives and bodies, it can be a silent poison. If you come away from this episode with nothing else, REMEMBER: Symptoms are NOT the problem. Ignoring them IS.  And if you got something out of this episode, would you do me a huge favor and Subscribe and review this podcast? Wherever you get your podcasts is great. Apple Podcasts would be awesome!  Let me know what you think! 5 stars for good karma ;)  Be sure to visit for more great resources on how you can end Behcet's. Because if I can beat Behcet's Disease, so can you! ❤️ Join The Behçet's Disease Facebook Community at
November 1, 2020
TRAILER: EP 1 - The Behçet's Disease Podcast (How To Beat Behçet's with Maritza Lord)
Hey hey and welcome to the Behçet’s Disease Podcast, a podcast for you, the Behçet’s or other autoimmune disease sufferer and for your caregivers and loved ones. I’m your host Maritza Lord and in 2012 I was diagnosed with Behçet’s Disease after years of suffering from all the ulcers and flare-ups.  In 2014, I started changing a few key areas of my lifestyle. I didn’t know it then but it was the start of the healing program that led me to reverse Behçet’s disease. And get this, in the last 5 years, I’ve had zero flare-ups. That's right, no symptoms! Not even during the catastrophe called 2020! Now, I teach others, just like you, how I did it! It’s been so gratifying to see the health of my students take off and some have even gone on to have their best year ever in 2020. I firmly believe that if I can beat Behçet’s, so can you.  In each episode, we talk about the stuff that only we go could understand and I give you simple actionable steps that you can take right away to stop your flare-ups and start reversing your Behçet’s. If you want more great tips and free resources, you can download them now at  Join The Behçet's Disease Facebook Community at
October 25, 2020