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39 minutes | a month ago
Medical Cannabis - A Physician and a Policy Expert Explain the Landscape
This conversation with Dr. David Hass and Carrie Armour preceded the first annual Medical Cannabis Research and Advocacy Alliance conference, to be held in March 2021 (virtually). Dave and Carrie are deeply involved in the world of medical cannabis but come to it from very different perspectives. Dave is a medical doctor who understands the science and has seen first-hand what medical cannabis can do for some patients. Carrie is an attorney who has devoted her professional life to working on medical cannabis policy and regulations. Our conversation helps put context around why it’s been so hard for many people -- doctors and patients alike -- to get a straight story on medical cannabis, and how a very mixed bag of regulations makes it hard to conduct good scientific research. We even address the commercial explosion of adult-use recreational cannabis and CBD, which seems to only add more confusion to this complicated landscape. Dr. Hass attended medical school at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, followed by residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. He currently serves on the clinical faculty at the Yale University School of Medicine and has a unique hybrid of private practice and academics. He is the Medical Director of PACT Gastroenterology Centerin the New Haven CT area, as well as the Director of Endoscopy at Yale New Haven Hospital – Saint Raphael Campus, where he is actively involved in the fellowship training program at Yale. Dr. Hass is passionate about both patient and physician advocacy and has served as President of the New Haven County Medical Association and is currently Vice President of the Connecticut State Medical Society State Council. He is a certified clinical hypnotherapist, a modality implemented to treat functional abdominal pain. His clinical interests include small bowel disease, inflammatory bowel disease and complementary and alternative therapies in the treatment of gastrointestinal and hepatic disease including medical cannabis use. Carrie Armour has over fifteen years of experience representing physicians, patients and the cannabis industry as a government affairs attorney and advocacy consultant. As a consultant, Carrie focuses on improving pain management and influencing policies to create highly regulated, compliance focused cannabis programs as well as expanding opportunities for cannabis education and cannabis research. Prior to opening up her consulting firm, Armour Advocacy, Carrie worked for over a decade at the American Medical Association in its state government affairs division. At the AMA, Carrie developed and managed advocacy campaigns to help shape and inform state laws, regulations and policies in support of patients and physicians focusing on public health improvement and protecting the physician-patient relationship.Carrie began her legal career as a prosecutor at the Cook County State’s Attorney. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law. She is on the Board of the Medical Cannabis Research Advocacy Alliance, a Director on the Board of Illinois Women in Cannabis and a member of the International Cannabis Bar Association and the Illinois Cannabis Bar Association. Please connect with Carrie at https://www.linkedin.com/in/carrie-armour-27a2083a/
61 minutes | a month ago
Reframing Chronic Back Pain: A New Holistic Perspective on the Spine
Lynne Paterson is an expert in nutrition, Yoga, and other energy healing modalities. She’s a holistic health coach and has trained as a professional chef and taught numerous people and organizations about better eating and lifestyle modification. Lynne passionately educates men and women to improve their health by expanding self-awareness, self-knowledge and self-care through her two businesses: her yoga and wellness business, Prakasa Yoga & Wellness, and health coaching, which she calls Younger As You Age.Our conversation delves into dealing with chronic pain, especially back pain. We talk about knowing when to rest and when to push yourself, chronic versus acute pain, and even how to think about pain and frame it in your own mind. Lynne explains the concept of energy bodies, which range from physical to spiritual, and we finish our conversation with practical exercises and tips for de-stressing and better connecting to your body.Lynne Ann Paterson, is a maverick thinker and engaging speaker. Her lifelong interest in natural health and healing has been a guiding thread in her studies of hatha yoga, meditation, food as medicine, and simply being human. She holds certifications in Hatha Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Reiki, The Emotion Code and other energy healing tools, and Holistic Health Coaching. She also trained as a professional chef and served as a founding member and Executive Chef for The Change of Heart Lifestyle Modification program and Noble & Baystate Hospitals. Lynne passionately educates men and women to improve their health by expanding self-awareness, self-knowledge and self-care through her two businesses: Prakasa Yoga & Wellness and Younger As You Age Health Coaching.Author of the forthcoming book: “Back to Bliss: End Chronic Back Pain Without Pills, Shots, Surgery”, Lynne believes that every ‘body’ has the innate wisdom and capacity to heal his/her/their selves, and that sometimes we just need a little guidance to do so. You may contact Lynne to book a speaking engagement for your group or podcast, or schedule a complimentary consultation for yourself, at the links below:Therapeutic Yoga: www.prakasayoga.comHolistic Health Coaching: www.youngerasyouage.com
53 minutes | 3 months ago
Under the Crush of Parental Stress - Finding Peace During Life's Toughest Challenges
Kendra Wilde describes Wild Peace as "the practice of cultivating inner calm, strength, and positive growth in the midst of challenging times."Our conversation covers a range of ways in which parents can succumb to stress, particularly with children who have behavioral challenges. Kendra has spent over a decade researching ways to counteract the effects of chronic stress, and offers a vast array of resources and ideas that are science-based and easily incorporated into a busy life. Her passion and work come from her own experience as a mother who became nearly incapacitated by stress while raising her three children.Wild Peace is the support Kendra wishes she had during her most challenging times. Visit wildpeace.org to find her interviews with parents who have lived through extraordinary parenting experiences, and her curated library of self-care "micro actions" you can use any time to regulate stress and enhance wellbeing. Kendra has a MBA from Harvard Business School (but she's not too serious).
63 minutes | 4 months ago
Hormones, environmental toxins, PCOS, and more with integrative OB-GYN Felice Gersh, MD
This conversation with integrative OB-GYN Dr. Felice L. Gersh, MD, of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, in California, covers an expansive definition of "women's health issues" from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to environmental toxins! We talk about how to be your own health detective, what to look for when finding an integrative or functional medicine practitioner, the history and prevalence of PCOS, and why Dr. Gersh thinks of PCOS as the “poster child” condition for the link between reproductive and metabolic health. We also discuss what endocrine disruptors are and how they work, the perils of physician burnout, and the importance of a good doctor-patient relationship.Dr. Gersh is a globally-recognized expert on women’s hormones, gut microbiome, and circadian rhythm. She frequently collaborates with numerous research organizations and lectures internationally on women’s health topics. As Medical Director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, she focuses on understanding women’s innate physical and emotional make-up. Through her research and practical experience, she has come to understand that women have internal, natural rhythms that are absolutely essential to female health. These rhythms are controlled by hormones, particularly estrogen, and may be kept in balance through both conventional and holistic treatments.After receiving her medical degree from the USC School of Medicine, Dr. Gersh studied Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles, where she was honored with the CREOG top resident award every year. After graduating, she launched her private practice, founded on a passionate belief in holistic women’s healthcare. From its earliest years, way back before alternative medicine was popular, Felice's practice included acupuncture, massage, and Chinese medicine. Over a decade ago, Dr. Gersh pursued her interest in holistic healing and graduated from the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona to become one of the first dual board-certified Integrative Gynecologists in the United States.Felice has been awarded the Orange County Medical Association’s ‘Physician of the Year’ Award for the last 16 years consecutively and Southern California’s ‘SuperDoctor’ Award for the last several years. In her role as a physician teacher, she served as Assistant Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at Keck USC School of Medicine for 12 years, for which she was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award. Dr. Gersh has also served on the Legislative Committee at the Orange County Medical Association and as a delegate to the California Medical Association numerous times.You can learn more about Dr. Felice Gersh on her website: integrativemgi.com--This episode is sponsored by Layer Origin. Just go to amazon.com/layerorigin and type in the discount code 15HEALING to save 15% off your order of PureHMO and get ready to reboot your gut!This episode is also sponsored by HempVita. You can receive 20% off any order of HempVita products with the discount code HEALING at hempvita.com.
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Befriending the Doc - How to Create a Rewarding Reciprocal Relationship with your Doctor
This episode features a doctor (Aaron Friedman) and a kidney transplant patient (Elizabeth Schumacher) who have developed their relationship ever since Elizabeth needed a kidney transplant as a young teenager. The evolution of their relationship over more than 35 years demonstrates how doctors and patients can experience bi-directional benefits as they get to know each other beyond the immediate healthcare situations. We discuss what it’s like to be a pediatric patient in an acute care situation, the difficulty of “graduating” from pediatrics to adult care, ways to deepen the doctor-patient relationship and the benefits of doing so, and what it’s like to live in a pandemic while taking the kind of immune-suppressants required of a transplant patient in a state of chronic organ rejection. Dr. Aaron Friedman completed his internship and residency in pediatrics and his pediatric nephrology at the University of Wisconsin, then joined the Department as a faculty member for 23 years, the last 10 as Chair of Pediatrics, before moving on to Brown University. His last position before retiring in January 2014 was Dean of the Medical School at the University of Minnesota.Elizabeth Schumacher has been living with chronic kidney disease for 35 years. A three time kidney transplant recipient, Liz turned her personal passion for advocacy into a lifelong career supporting patients and medicine. Liz founded Affinity Strategies, a medical specialty association management company in Chicago in 2014. Prior to founding Affinity she served a CEO of LUGPA, a national urology subspecialty association with over 2,400 members. Liz is former Senior Attorney for the American Medical Association, and Director of Advocacy for Pfizer.. Liz began her career at age 26 at the University of Wisconsin, where she was responsible for regulatory oversight of one of the largest academic medical research budgets in the United States. A lifelong patient advocate, Liz has testified before Congress on health policy issues and has served on many nonprofit health care boards. Liz is a third generation University of Wisconsin Madison Badger, where she received her Bachelors, Law and LLM in Bioethics degrees. Liz enjoys spending time with her husband Shawn, bulldog Brit, family and friends and is an avid cook and world traveler.
46 minutes | 5 months ago
The Lyme Disease Underworld: A Mother - Daughter Odyssey of Persistence
Anna Penenberg's book, Dancing in the Narrows, chronicles her descent into the underworld of Lyme disease treatment and her multiyear struggle to save her daughter Dana’s life. We discuss how Anna and Dana first recognized the illness, how they realized that Dana’s doctors did not know how to help her, the difficulties of putting your life on hold to care for a loved one, the relationship dynamics between a chronically-ill dependent and her caregiver, how caregivers need to care for themselves in any way possible, and some of the extraordinary treatments and regimens Anna and Dana explored as they nursed Dana back to health during over a decade of struggle and experimentation. Anna Penenberg is an author, healer and mother. She works with individuals affected by trauma integrating neurobiology, psychotherapy, and wisdom traditions. Anna holds an MA from UCLA, and certifications in Family Therapy, somatic therapy, Infant Developmental Movement, and Kundalini Yoga. Anna lives in Topanga, California. Amazon Best Seller, Dancing in the Narrows is an inspiring memoir of a mother-daughter health odyssey.You can learn more about Anna at https://annapenenberg.com/
65 minutes | 5 months ago
Winning against MS and Autoimmunity: Palmer Kippola's amazing journey from immobilization to freedom
This conversation with Palmer Kippola, a functional health coach who underwent her own battle with a debilitating autoimmune condition -- multiple sclerosis -- but came out on top of it, with no active disease present in her body today. We talk about the question that sparked her journey of experimentation, trial and error, and ultimately of learning and healing. Palmer shares her perspective on how the medical system’s approach to autoimmune conditions is changing led by patients themselves, explains in layman’s terms why autoimmune diseases occur in the body in the first place and the various aspects that contribute to development of such a condition, and highlights that now is one of the best times in history to beat an autoimmune condition. She invites and encourages the listener continuously throughout this episode, through her positive, open-dialogue approach. We hope you enjoy listening to this conversation as much as we enjoyed having it!Palmer Kippola is a #1 Amazon best-selling author, speaker, autoimmune reversal and prevention advocate, and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC). Palmer developed a system called F.I.G.H.T.S.™ to help others beat autoimmune conditions based on her 26-year battle to overcome multiple sclerosis.You can check out Palmer Kippola’s website here, and read more about her “Beat Autoimmune” book here.
47 minutes | 5 months ago
The Dignity of Risk: Turning Elder Care into Elder Life - A Conversation with Palliative Care Doctor Rachel Broudy
This conversation with Dr. Rachel Broudy covers how caring for elders can be reciprocal, the illusionary notion of independence in our old age (and younger years too), the difference between health and well-being, the dignity of risk, single-payer health coverage, how to keep a meaningful life even when life changes, hospice care and preparing for aging. Dr. Broudy has spent her career in Geriatrics and currently is leading a research project at Ariadne Labs aimed at improving the delivery of care in nursing homes, with a focus on the wellbeing of older adults. She is also the current Medical Director of Pioneer Valley Hospice and Palliative Care in Greenfield, MA.Previously, Dr. Broudy was the Medical Director of two PACE programs: the Elder Service Plan at Cambridge Health Alliance and Mercy LIFE with Trinity Health in Western Massachusetts. As a PACE Medical Director she has gained extensive experience in program development, quality improvement and team-building. She also served as the Medical Director of the Senior Care Program at Cambridge Health Alliance, a post-acute and long-term care program. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is boarded in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care. She completed the Faculty Scholars Program at the Geriatric Center of Excellence at Boston University and the American Association for Physician Leadership Institute.Rachel is passionate about building a future where healthcare for frail elders is based on well-being; where our interventions integrate older people more fully into our communities; and our systems of care prioritize and encourage agency, social connection and sense of purpose.
49 minutes | 6 months ago
Sugar Mama Strong - Conquering Type 2 Diabetes with Mary Van Doorn
This conversation with Mary Van Doorn covers her journey from her initial type 2 diabetes diagnosis to becoming a leader among type 2 diabetes patients, a fitness instructor, and an inspiration for thousands of diabetic women who find support in her social media and fitness groups. We discuss taking control of your care, overcoming obstacles, managing friends and family who aren’t ready for the change you want to make, and living a richer life with healthier habits. We also talk about falling down and getting back up, and the non-linear journey to a healthier lifestyle. Mary discusses how diabetes affects every part of a patient’s life, how to partner with your doctor, and how she still faces daily challenges even in her experienced leadership position. Mary Van Doorn is a fitness instructor, type 2 diabetic, and the founder of Sugar Mama Strong, an online diabetes support community for women. She lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and children. Visit her website at SugarMamaStrong.com.(This episode is sponsored by Healthenly.org, a free community for conversation and collaboration on health issues -- where you can find help or help others -- with ad music by Hallelujah the Hills.)
66 minutes | 6 months ago
Through the storm of chronic disease: Dr. Cynthia Li's journey through despair and discovery, to functional medicine
This conversation with Dr. Cynthia Li covers her struggle and healing journey with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, an autoimmune thyroid condition, and its many offshoot effects on her health. We discuss her search for healing and normalcy over a decade-long illness, which led her from acupuncture to qi gong and exploration of all aspects of her life, including her most important relationships. We talk about what happens in the body during Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, how we can actually influence gene expression, the culture of medical school, and what it actually feels like to get acupuncture.Cynthia Li, MD, is a doctor and author whose personal healing journey through a disabling autoimmune condition took her from public health in under-served populations to integrative and functional medicine. After graduating from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, she practiced internal medicine in settings as diverse as Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital, St. Anthony’s Medical Clinic for the homeless, and Doctors Without Borders in rural China.Since 2005–when her personal health challenges began–she has studied and practiced with functional medicine experts, environmental health scientists, acupuncturists, and qigong masters, weaving together cutting-edge science and the ancient healing arts. Currently, she has a private practice in integrative and functional medicine, and serves as faculty for the Healer’s Art program at the University of California San Francisco Medical School.She is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the Institute for Functional Medicine, and Integrative Medicine for the Underserved. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, Thrive Global, and Psychology Today. She is the author of Brave New Medicine: A Doctor’s Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoimmune Illness and a free e-booklet How to Shield Yourself Against Covid-19: Science-Based, Integrative Strategies for a Once-in-a-Century Pandemic.Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, urban farming, traditional cooking, playing the piano and ukulele, reading, hiking, and camping. She lives in Berkeley, CA, with her husband, 2 daughters, their dog, a hamster, and 50,000 honeybees. To stay grounded, balanced, and continually growing, she practices Wisdom Healing Qigong twice a day, every day.You can learn more about Dr. Cynthia Li on her website: https://cynthialimd.com/(This episode is sponsored by LetsGetChecked. Go to www.letsgetchecked.com and use promo code: TOGETHER30 to receive 30% off an at-home health test!)
47 minutes | 7 months ago
Every Day at Risk: A conversation with Cindy Tenner, Long Term Cancer Survivor Living with Heart Failure
Cindy Tenner was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma at age 19, and later in life battled cancer which came as a result of her earlier treatments. She continues to manage chronic health issues today as a Diastolic Heart Failure patient, even as she pursues a rich life as a professional, wife, mother and grandmother. Our conversation explores her journey, what it’s like to live in a pandemic given very high vulnerability and how she keeps herself as safe as possible from COVID-19. We address managing expectations for health and life, and Cindy’s approach to maintaining a rich social and family life.Cindy Tenner graduated Middlebury College in 1981 and has held a variety of professional roles from banking to technology. She currently works in marketing and community outreach with the non-profit Springwell, Inc, which offers a range of services to seniors, people with disabilities, and caregivers.(This episode is sponsored by LetsGetChecked. Go to www.letsgetchecked.com and use promo code: TOGETHER30 to receive 30% off an at-home health test!)
48 minutes | 7 months ago
Befriending Death for a Better Life: A Conversation with Dr. BJ Miller
This conversation with BJ Miller covers his ideas on de-pathologizing death, the difference between necessary and unnecessary suffering, our neurotic relationship to experiencing pain and how best to be present for others when they are suffering. We address the distinction between curing and healing and discuss how caregiving, at its best, is a reciprocal relationship. BJ’s perspective on end of life is important because our culture puts so much emphasis on avoiding something that we can’t avoid, instead of integrating it into our lives.Dr. Bruce (BJ) Miller Jr. is a hospice and palliative care specialist who treats hospitalized patients with terminal or life-altering illnesses. His expertise includes symptom management for patients with cancer. In his work in end-of-life care, he seeks to connect art, spirituality and medicine.A native of Chicago, Miller studied art history as an undergraduate at Princeton University. He worked at nonprofit organizations for the arts and disability rights for several years before coming to UCSF to earn his medical degree. He completed an internal medicine residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, where he was chief resident. He completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at Harvard Medical School, working at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.Click to see Dr. Miller's TED Talk, What really matters at the end of life.Click to read about or purchase Dr. Miller's book, A Beginner's Guide to the End: Pactical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death.(This episode is sponsored by LetsGetChecked. Go to www.letsgetchecked.com and use promo code: TOGETHER30 to receive 30% off an at-home health test!)
24 minutes | 7 months ago
The Poopcast! Ayurveda and Gut Health
This conversation with Ayurvedic Doctor Chelynn Tetreault focuses on gut health, specifically looking at what bowel movements can tell you about how our bodies are doing and whether we should make dietary changes or seek help. We get into frequency, consistency, odor, the effect of certain diets and stress, and more (with some unpreventable laughter). Chelynn is a NAMA certified Ayurvedic Doctor, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, and Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist. She Specializes in female health, reproductive health, fertility, pre- and post-natal care, infant, child care and Pancha Karma. Her practice includes Lotus Ayurveda online and in Williamsburg, MA and Ayurvedic Retreat & Pancha Karma Center in the foothills of Western MA. Chelynn began her private practice in 2005. She supports clients to maintain vitality and optimal health so that they can heal themselves from a variety of imbalances. Chelynn teaches locally, and internationally. She has a unique ability to blend both practical and authentic traditional approaches to female health and spirituality, and offers Ayurvedic and Spiritual counseling, as well as classes and seminars, online or in person. We recorded our conversation on June 17, 2020. You can find more information about Chelynn at her web site: www.chelynnt.com. (This episode is sponsored by LetsGetChecked. Go to www.letsgetchecked.com and use promo code: TOGETHER30 to receive 30% off an at-home health test!)
56 minutes | 8 months ago
Reversing Disease with Functional Medicine - How Dr. Kat Toups' Incredible Story Changed Her Life and Work
Overview: Dr. Kat Toups, a functional medicine psychiatrist at Bay Area Wellness, was just 50 years old when she found herself struggling with full-fledged dementia symptoms. Through functional medicine, she was able to reverse her disease and return to work as a doctor and researcher. In this conversation, we discuss what functional medicine and functional medicine psychiatry are, how food itself can be medicine, the good and bad sides of inflammation, new research on COVID-19 and, of course, Kat’s own story with disease and healing. Resources from the podcast:“The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain By Healing Your Body First” by Dr. Mark Hyman (https://store.drhyman.com/collections/books)“The Autoimmune Solution: Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of Inflammatory Symptoms and Diseases“ by Amy Myers (https://www.amymyersmd.com/autoimmunesolution/)Kat Toups MD Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaWellness.net/)“After Alzheimer’s Diagnosis, Man Regains His Memory -- and His Driver’s License” article (https://rebuildingmyhealth.com/alzheimers-diagnosis/)Bio: Kat Toups, M.D., DFAPA, IFMCP is a Functional Medicine Psychiatrist at Bay Area Wellness in Walnut Creek, CA, and is the organizer/administrator for Bay Area Functional Medicine group since 2012. Dr. Toups is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (the highest honor bestowed by the APA), Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and previously boarded in Geriatric Psychiatry.She has been active in local Psychiatric organizations, including Northern CA Psychiatric Society where she was on the Board of Trustees from 2008 – 2012 and served as Councilor-at-Large, as well as a co-founder and member of the NCPS Integrative Psychiatry Steering Committee, in addition to their Nominating Committee for several years. Dr. Toups was also very active in the East Bay Psychiatric Association for many years, serving on their Board of Trustees from 2006-2012, and as President from 2009–2012.Dr. Toups practices Functional Medicine Psychiatry, which seeks to discover the underlying causes of inflammation (like diet/nutrition, lifestyle, genetics including MTHF/Methylation/Sulfation/Detoxigenomic genetic polymorphisms, GI health including food allergies and dysbiosis, toxin exposure, chronic infections, and biochemical abnormalities) that can all be contributors to problems with Psychiatric symptoms and/or cognition difficulties. Detection and correction of these problems can result in the resolution of the Psychiatric symptoms, rather than just providing a band-aid by only prescribing Psychiatric medications without addressing the underlying causes of the Psychiatric problem. Dr. Toups also works with people having health challenges who are not experiencing Psychiatric problems.
39 minutes | 8 months ago
Mantle Cell Lymphoma: An Unusually Young Patient Forges Ahead
This conversation with Margi Hofer covers a range of experiences as she worked through the diagnosis and then treatment for Mantle Cell Lymphoma, an incurable cancer. Margi’s age and gender make her an unlikely victim of this disease, and she discusses how that affected her, how her support network came to her aid, her reactions to the current pandemic, and her advice for people going through similar challenges.A long-time museum curator specializing in decorative arts, Margi is currently Vice President and Museum Director at the New-York Historical Society. She has curated numerous exhibitions and is the author of several publications, including Making It Modern: The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman, Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York, and A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls. She is an adjunct professor of museum studies at the City University of New York's School of Professional Studies. Margi is a graduate of Yale and the University of Delaware's Winterthur Program in Early American Culture.
33 minutes | 9 months ago
Breaking the Tyranny of Insomnia Through Self-Empowerment: A Conversation with Delbert Curtis
In this podcast we speak with Frenchman and ex-insomniac Delbert Curtis about sleep, insomnia, and his top tips and tricks for improving your sleep. Earlier this year, Delbert published The Self-Empowering Sleep Book, which is full of practical recommendations based on his own experience living with insomnia for over 20 years before finally successfully addressing it seven years ago. Throughout this episode Delbert shares a number of statistics about the evolution of our relationship with sleep. We also discuss the value of tracking your sleep, checking your bedroom environment, and making time to wind down in the evening, as well as the importance of listening to and learning from your own body, as opposed to simply treating symptoms and forgetting about it. Delbert is a software engineer, photographer, and author. The Self-Empowering Sleep Book (2020) is a decisive guide to enhance sleep and bring long-term change for a joyful life. As Delbert says, “I wanted to take the time to publish the book I would have liked to read all those years ago.” You can learn more about Delbert and his book at his website: https://www.booksforachange.com/
49 minutes | 9 months ago
Special Episode: Better Apart -- The Healthier Way to Divorce, with Gabrielle Hartley
This conversation with Gabrielle Hartley, author of "Better Apart: The Radically Positive Way to Separate," is not our usual health conversation. However, we felt the health factors around marriage stress were important to address during this pandemic. Divorce lawyer Gabrielle Hartley walks us through some of the best and worst decisions that can be made at this time, especially for couples who are experiencing stress yet unable to move apart because of financial or other constraints imposed by the pandemic. Gabrielle Hartley is a leading elite divorce strategy and wellness coach, mediator, attorney, consultant, speaker, and author.Gabrielle is known for her unique, non-toxic approach to divorce that she has developed over twenty five years. She keeps 99% of her cases out of the courtroom and at the negotiating table, as she effectively supports her clients to create a healthy, uplifted post-divorce life for them.After growing up in New York City, Gabrielle attended Cornell University and Brooklyn Law School. She served as court attorney for Judge Jeffrey Sunshine in NYC matrimonial court and is a member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation. She currently resides in Northampton, MA with her husband and three sons.Click here to learn more about Gabrielle and her book, Better Apart.
55 minutes | 9 months ago
The Healing Mind - A Conversation with Dr. Martin Rossman on The Imagination's Healing Power
This conversation with Dr. Martin Rossman introduces his journey into understanding the mind-body connection and the imagination’s healing potential. He discusses easy ways to reduce stress and achieve a healthier mindset, and touches upon the direct and indirect consequences of living in a state of psychological and emotional stress. Dr. Rossman’s web site is thehealingmind.org where listeners can find the free meditations and guidance he and his organization have offered to help people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Martin Rossman, M.D., is a pioneer in the field of alternative medicine. He is the co-founder and president of the Academy for Guided Imagery, on the faculty of the medical school at the University of California at San Francisco, and on the advisory board of Andrew Weil's Center for Integrative Medicine. The author of Guided Imagery for Self-Healing, he lives in Mill Valley, California.Physician, author, speaker, researcher, and consultant, Dr. Rossman founded The Healing Mind in order to raise awareness about the power of high quality Mind/Body self-care tools in self-healing and in the health professions. A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School in 1969, he has had a long-standing interest in the practical importance of attitudes, beliefs, emotions, and Mind/Body practices in medicine and health. In addition to a busy practice emphasizing non-drug medicine and patient participation, he has taught clinical guided imagery to over 10,000 health professionals since 1982.Dr. Rossman is the author of Fighting Cancer From Within (Holt, NY, 2003) and the award winning self-help book, Guided Imagery For Self-Healing (New World Library, Oct 2000), and The Worry Solution (Crown Archetype, NY, 2011) and has authored numerous professional textbook chapters on imagery, Mind/Body medicine and integrative medicine. He is also the creator of dozens of guided imagery audios and home study courses for both public and professionals.He is Founder and Director of Marin Integrative Medicine and Medical Acupuncture, Greenbrae, California; and is the Co-Founder and Past President of the Academy for Guided Imagery, Malibu, CA. He is a Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Ambulatory and Community Medicine at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco; Adjunct Teaching Faculty, California School for Professional Psychology; and a consultant to the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF and Dr. Andrew Weil's Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.
54 minutes | 10 months ago
Revolutionizing Dementia Care: Anne Basting transforms a bleak experience into a joyful one
This conversation with Anne Basting covers her ground-breaking approach to engaging with patients in the midst of dementia and cognitive decline - a new, generative, and playful way of imagining elder care. Basting's work has challenged conventional wisdom and resulted in extraordinary changes for patients and caregivers alike. We discuss storytelling and our human need for narrative, relationships and the value of living in the present moment, and what is driving Anne's personal sense urgency at this moment. She opens up about her own mom’s experience with dementia, shares stories of infusing creativity and joy into care-giving, and explains what she calls “beautiful questions.”Anne Basting is Professor of Theatre at the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and founder and President of TimeSlips. Her innovative work as an artist and scholar has been recognized by a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, an Ashoka Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, and several major grants. She is author/editor of multiple books, including the Penelope Project (U of Iowa), Forget Memory (Johns Hopkins), and the new Creative Care (Harper One). TimeSlips fosters an alliance of artists and caregivers bringing meaning and joy to late life through creativity, and has certified facilitators in 47 states and 18 countries. Creative Care (released May 19, 2020): https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Care-Revolutionary-Approach-Dementia/dp/0062906178TimeSlips: https://www.timeslips.org/Anne’s 2014 Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPA6lklMQxMMore about Anne: https://www.anne-basting.com/about
55 minutes | 10 months ago
Elder Care in the Time of COVID-19: A Conversation with Dr. Lissa Chipeco, Geriatrician
This conversation with Dr. Lissa Chipeco is ideal for anyone who is caring for elders or getting older themselves. We discuss COVID-19 and how it’s changing life in the nursing home where Lissa practices, testing guidelines, how frightening this time is for residents and staff, fatality rates, and the ways this disease presents. We also talk about how we can best take care of our elders, both as individuals and as a society, and Lissa mentions a few key concepts and resources to help elders have the best possible life experience in their last years.Dr. Lissa Chipeco was named Minnesota Monthly’s top doctor in Geriatrics in 2017 and 2018, and has been practicing since 1996. She chose to specialize in geriatrics because she relishes her patients’ stories and wisdom and believes that they deserve respect and assistance in navigating the numerous challenges of aging. To learn more about Dr. Chipeco please click here.Books that Dr. Chipeco mentions during the conversation:Being Mortal, by Atul GawandeHow to Care for Aging Parents, by Virginia MorrisThe 36 Hour Day, by Nancy Mace and Peter Rabins
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