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Chronic Illness

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Updated On: Jul 23, 2022
Total Stations: 27
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Invisible Not Broken - Chronic Illness Podcast Network The podcast network that speaks to people with chronic illness, invisible illness, disability, and chronic pain."Explicitly Sick Podcast" with Monica Michelle + "[Human]care Podcast" with Eva MinkoffBe Kind. Be Gentle. Be A Bad Ass. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness This show is a safe space filled with discussions of all sorts about the real life, nitty gritty stuff living with a chronic illness. From interviews with naturopathic doctors, to offering guidance and resources, to body image issues, food fear and guilt, to the challenges of intimacy and the fun of intimacy… we talk about it all, to normalize chronic illness, and encourage you and your loved ones to live your best life!
Emotional Autoimmunity Podcast: Real life with Chronic Illness Living with chronic illness completely changes your life but nobody talks about it. It's so easy to feel that you are the only one struggling but I am here to tell you that you are not alone! As a therapist living with three autoimmune conditions, I know exactly how it feels to lose your old self and life and I am here to share how I learned to cope with many changes chronic illness brings and all those other things your Doctor didn't warn you about. Let's talk about real life with chronic illness.
The Corinne Nijjer Podcast Everyday people share their incredible stories of overcoming chronic illness with a low fat, whole food, plant-based diet and so much more
Chronic Illness Support Chronic Illness Support is a place for those who are suffering with chronic illness to come together and learn from those who are also suffering. Samantha will be joined by a guest on her podcast to discuss a specific chronic illness the guest is suffering with to help provide education, awareness, and community.

Chronic Illness Support Podcast is listed at number 5 of 15 chronic illness podcasts by Feedspot! "15 Best Chronic Illness Podcasts" https://blog.feedspot.com/chronic_illness_podcasts/
Sex and Chronic Illness Sex and Chronic Illness features shame-free conversations about chronic illness, disability, and intimacy. Through discussions with educators, couples, and experts, Dr. Lee explores strategies for overcoming the sexual challenges caused by illness and disability.
Dr. Lee is a certified sex and couples therapist who has spent more than a decade working with individuals and couples on sexuality after chronic illness and disability. Dr. Lee’s personal experience with Lyme disease has provided him with unique insights into the ways that chronic illness and disability impact people’s sex life.
In addition to his therapy work, Dr. Lee frequently lectures on topics including sexuality, chronic pain, preventative services, anxiety and stress management, caregiving stress, depression in the elderly, mindfulness, and cognitive strategies for chronic pain, reclaiming sexuality for couples with chronic illness, ethical decision making, assessment of mental disorders, and exploring sexual communication,

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Autism Parenting This playlist contains all the things I wish I had known when I first started on my autism parenting journey.

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The Autism Dad Podcast
Breast Cancer Awareness October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but what things do we still need to know? Sam Hacker Audio Station
Top Mindset Tips for Healing Back Pain A playlists of snippets focusing on the mindset approach of healing back pain. ‎Building Bulletproof Backs
Top Movement Tips for Healing Back Pain A playlist of snippets focusing on movement approach for healing back pain. ‎Building Bulletproof Backs
Top Emotional Tips for Healing Back Pain A playlist of snippets focusing on the emotional approach of healing back pain. ‎Building Bulletproof Backs

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Managing Your Diabetes In today’s episode we will be talking with SaRene Brooks who is the Director of Nutrition and Weight Management Services at Integrated Diabetes Services . SaRene discusses some of the challenges people face with diabetes and how exercise and a healthy diet can help you manage it.
SaRene Brooks is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist whose focus is lifestyle intervention. Two of her three sons were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, both at age 16. This led her to a career she enjoys, helping individuals and families work through the complexities of living with diabetes.
“... people with diabetes are two to three times more likely to have depression than those who don't have diabetes.”
QOTD: How has diabetes changed your relationship with food? OR
If you had to give up one of these foods, which one would you choose?
Burgers
Chocolate
Tacos
On this Episode You Will Learn:
What challenges do the majority of patients face when they find out they have diabetes?
Most people find it difficult to change their eating habits. How are you able to navigate those challenges to create a healthier eating style?
How are the diets created for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes different?
What is your best advice for someone who is struggling with the changes (food, exercise) diabetes has created?
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Key Points
0:00: Intro
1:35: Introducing SaRene Brooks
4:16: What challenges do the majority of your patients face when they find out that they have diabetes?
7:17: Creating a healthier eating lifestyle
10:38: Do the diets differ from type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes
14:29: Do children have a tougher time incorporating exercise in their daily routines?
15;42: What is your best advice for someone who is struggling with the changes?
17:18: Are fad diets (Keto, Paleo, etc) beneficial for someone with diabetes?
20:03: Importance of mental health
21:56: Where to connect with SaRene
22:59: Wrap-up and QOTD
24:03: Outro

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Life-Threatening Complications of Diabetes In today’s episode, we will be talking to Dr. Alexanian who is the Director of Inpatient Diabetes Program at the Boston Medical Center, she specializes in inpatient management of diabetes. In this episode, we will discuss several life-threatening complications of diabetes called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperosmolar hypoglycemic state (HHS). We will also discuss hospitals should create guidelines to manage these complications and how diabetes care has evolved over the years.
Dr. Sara Alexanian is an Endocrinologist at Boston Medical Center, which is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. She directs the Inpatient Diabetes program and is also involved in quality improvement and resident education.
“And sometimes honestly, patients have had diabetes or hyperglycemia for so long and they haven't noticed it that they'll tell me, ‘Oh, this has only been happening for a few days.’
And I promise you it's been happening for longer, but it's come on so slowly that they just don't notice.”
QOTD: How do you manage your diabetes?
On this episode you will learn:
What diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHS) is and how it can create life-threatening complications to people with diabetes
Some treatments that reduce the risk of DKA and HHS
How to reduce the rates of hypoglycemia without affecting the DKA
Any special diets to reduce the risk of DKA and HHS
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Key Points:
0:00: Intro with Shireen
1:07: Introducing Dr. Sara M. Alexanian
2:12: What is diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHS)
3:24: Complications of DKA and HHS
4:04: the difference between DK and HHS in regards to type 1 and type 2
5:15: treatments to minimize the risk of DKA and HHS
6:20: How have hospitals reevaluated the management for treating DKA and HHS
10:00: Dr. Alexanian’s study and its results
14:22: Is there anything people with diabetes can do themselves to prevent DKA and HHS
16:10: Symptoms to look out for
17:50: Where to find Dr. Alexanian
18:29: Wrap-Up and QOTD
19:12: Outro with Shireen

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Sian and Jess from the Chronic Sisters Podcast Sian and Jess from The Chronic Sisters Podcast discuss Marfan syndrome, endometriosis, lupus, and other chronic illnesses.
How to Connect with Sian and Jess:   
Website: https://www.thechronicsisters.com/podcast
Instagram: @thechronicsisterspodcast
Chronic Sisters Podcast: available on all podcast platforms
I'm so grateful Sian and Jess joined the Chronic Illness Support Podcast to talk about chronic illness to provide education and awareness. Sending them and everyone listening hugs and love. 
Chronic Illness Support Podcast is listed at number 5 of 15 chronic illness podcasts by Feedspot! "15 Best Chronic Illness Podcasts" https://blog.feedspot.com/chronic_illness_podcasts/
Nutritional Needs During Pregnancy Dr. Widen will be discussing some of the obstacles pregnant people face when they are unable to access nutritional foods and how it affects the baby during pregnancy and after. We will also be talking about the different kinds of programs that can be created to help educate pregnant people in low-income communities.
Beth Widen, Ph.D., RD is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. In her research, she develops and applies advanced analytic methods and interdisciplinary approaches to improve nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life (which is conception to age 2) in relation to short and long-term health of pregnant people and their children.
“ …so this affects everybody, not even low income, not even only just low-income households, but there's a lot of just misconceptions about what's appropriate to feed [a] baby. And then once you learn what is appropriate for feeding [a] baby, there's just confusion about how to do it, how to advance, how quickly to advance textures.
What is a normal varied diet for babies? And things like that. “
QOTD: What are some of your healthy habits during pregnancy?
On this episode, you will learn:
Obstacles in nutritional needs of pregnant people and their infants in low-income households
Why it is difficult for pregnant people in low-income households to properly balance their diet and have a healthy pregnancy
How to get nutrients around common pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness
How to better educate about nutritional practices pertaining to pregnancy and infants
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Key Points:
0:00: Intro with Shireen
1:26: Widen’s background
2:26: Obstacles for nutrition for pregnant people and their babies
4:28: Reasons it’s difficult for pregnant people to balance their diet
7:45: Nutritional guidance for moms and babies
12:18: Barriers to nutritional guidance
15:38: Alternatives to getting essential nutrients
19:01: What health programs can educate people about nutritional needs during pregnancy and infancy
20:50: Where to connect with Dr. Widen
21:54: Wrap-up and Question of The Day
22:30: Outro with Shireen

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Hiding your chronic illness from the world In this episode, Cassie and Chelsea discuss what it's like to feel the need or desire to hide your illness and keep it yourself- which is a big contrast to how Cassie in particular usually talks about her illness. As the 'Real Life Show' we try to share our lives and experiences in real time, and this topic is a big issue in Cassie's life right now... listen towards the end in particular to see the ripple effect this has had throughout every aspect of life. As always, connect with us on Instagram and send us a message telling us about your experience :) Support the show
Real Talk: Real Friendships, Real Conflicts We're back!! After taking a few months off of podcasting, Cassie and I are back in your ears! Tune into this Real Talk to hear more about why exactly we decided to take a break from the podcast and to hear how the two of us handled our first big fight. Support the show
Food Insecurity On this episode, Dr. Eicher-Miller will be discussing what she has found in her research on food insecurity. We will also be talking about federal programs, food pantries, and community gardens and how important they are to communities that are in need.
Dr. Eicher-Miller is an Associate Professor of Nutrition Science at Purdue University. Her research focuses on food insecurity which affects 11% of U.S. households and creates uncertainty in having enough nutritious and safe food. Her work has found poor dietary and health outcomes linked to food insecurity among diverse populations and created interventions to improve food security.
“… individuals who are using food pantries, we found the nutrients that they were getting from the food pantry was actually contributing more of, a lot of really helpful things like fiber, fruit, grains, oils, vitamin D, K, and calcium, and those were coming in a greater percentage from the food pantry than compared with other sources like grocery stores.”
QOTD: Are there any food gardens in your community?
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Published Papers
Papers Referenced:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35231664/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33772668/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32873361/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32179054/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27683869/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29318982/
Key Points:
0:00: Intro with Shireen
1:22: Introducing Dr. Eicher-Miller
3:14: What are some of the reasons why people experience food insecurity?
6:15: Can you tell us some of the health problems associated with food insecurities that you found through your research and what that meant?
7:19: What are some of those vulnerable populations and groups when it comes to food insecurity?
9:13: What government programs help with food insecurity? Do they even work?
12:39: How important are food pantries that are staples in every community? And what health benefits do they end up providing to people?
16:08: So really besides food pantries, what else has your research shown as being a viable option for communities, such as community gardens?
17:25: What’s next for Dr. Eicher-Miller’s research
19:42: Where to connect with Dr. Eicher-Miller
20:33: Wrap-up and Question of The Day
21:06: Outro with Shireen

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Food Insecurity and Disordered Eating In this episode, Dr. Hazzard will be talking about the relationship between disordered eating and chronic health conditions as well as the groups that are affected by food insecurity and lastly, what clinicians can do to screen for food insecurity.
Dr. Vivienne Hazzard (she/her) is a registered dietitian with a Ph.D. and MPH in nutrition from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Minnesota whose research aims to prevent disordered eating and eating disorders.
“...it's not only that binge eating is more common in individuals experiencing food insecurity, but that food insecurity is actually a risk factor for the development of binge eating.”
QOTD: Why should we think about food insecurity and health?
On this episode you will learn:
The difference between disordered eating and eating disorders?
How does disordered eating relate to chronic health conditions like diabetes?
The relationship between food insecurity and disordered eating?
Is there an increased risk for disordered eating within lower socioeconomic groups and other marginalized groups?
What can they do to avoid developing disordered eating patterns or reduce these patterns?
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PubMed Articles
Key Points:
0:00: Intro with Shireen
1:12: Why you choose to do research in this space and the difference between disordered eating and eating disorders?
3:35: How does disordered eating relate to chronic health conditions like diabetes?
5:40: Relationship between food insecurity and disordered eating
10:49: Is there a higher risk for disordered eating in marginalized groups?
12:29: Has your research offered any insights as to why food and security might increase for disordered eating?
14:51: How clinics can implement the appropriate screening programs
16:26: Next steps in research
17:16: Wrap up, where to connect with Vivienne
17:59: Question of The Day
18:31: Outro with Shireen
Articles Mentioned:
https://www.sph.umn.edu/news/severe-food-insecurity-linked-with-disordered-eating-behaviors-in-young-people-including-binge-eating-five-years-later/

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Everyday Elements That Affect Our Health and Create Illnesses In this week's episode, Dr. Heydarian will be discussing the effects associated with biological and sociological factors. We will also discuss the effects of stress eating and the importance of communication between health specialists and their patients.
Dr. Heydarian is a social health psychologist who examines disparities in chronic disease self-management and outcomes experienced by persons with disabilities and their caregivers. On the weekends, Dr. Heydarian enjoys strapping on her roller skates and hits the skate park.
“ I think that there needs to be greater education on disabilities and alternative models to the medical model of disability that healthcare professionals get some sort of training in.”
Question Of The Day: What are some strategies you found helpful when dealing with stress eating?
On this Episode You Will Learn:
What are some biological and sociological factors that can affect our health and cause severe illnesses?
What long-term effects have you found in your research are associated with socioeconomic backgrounds, specifically in low-income communities?
What kind of healthy choices would you recommend so that they don’t create the habit of stress eating?
What have you found in your research are the biggest obstacles for Latin women in general?
How have you found in your research that health specialists are stereotyping patients and what can be done so that there is a better relationship between health professionals and their patients?
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Key Points:
0:00: Intro with Shireen
1:11: How did you get into the field?
2:58: What are some biological and even sociological factors that can affect our health and cause severe illnesses?
4:53: What long-term effects have you found in your research, are associated with socioeconomic backgrounds specifically when talking about low-income communities?
8:14: What kind of healthy choices would you recommend so that they don't create the habit of stress eating?
9:35: How communities of color and disabilities intersect and obstacles in those communities
12:27: Interesting finds in research pertaining to communities of color and disabilities
14:17: Health professionals stereotyping patients and how to improve that relationship
24:00: How can our listeners connect with you and just learn more about your work?.
27:37: Outro with Shireen

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Noah: Spina Bifida* Reading & Empathy* New House ADA* Airlines & Wheelchairs Noah: Spina Bifida*Scifi Fantasy & Escape* Reading & Empathy* New House ADA* Airlines & Wheelchairs Noah and I chat about some of my favorite topics from airlines and wheelchairs* Dr Who and other sci fi shows and how they handle disability* Universal Design * School and disabled Access * Reading Fiction and Building EmpathyInvisible Not Broken is a chronic illness and disability podcast Invisible Not Broken with Monica MichellePlease share with friends and your community Subscribe to our newsletter and the podcastName*Noah MussayPronounshe/himWebsite and handles you want published*@NoahMussay (Twitter), @JulieWestEvents (Twitter I run for work)What is the name of your disorder, When did it present?Spina Bifida. It presented fairly early in my mom's pregnancy, so I was born with it. I also have Arnold Chiari Malformation, hydrocephalus, and scoliosis.What do you want people to know about your daily life?My daily life is relatively unextraordinary. I work. I play video games, I read, and I obsess over Big Brother and Doctor Who. My disability does affect my daily life, and I definitely worry about how I will deal with the struggles it presents when I'm on my own, but I genuinely like my life.What frightens you?I'm frightened by the fact that there are bigger hurdles that I have to face as a disabled person, and although I have a great support system, I sometims fear that I can't rely on myself for that support, and I don't have the benefit of hindsight to know that I can make it work on my own.What is your favorite purchase under $100Mobility aid: My grabber, which I use to grab things that fall or are too high. Less serious answer: Last summer, I purchased an audiobook, which is an in-depth analysis of Season 3 of Big Brother.Anything you want to cover or promote?I definitely think talking about my adoescence would be interesting. I was never an outgoing child, but I had friends in elementary school. Then, in fifth grade, I had a medical situation arise that made it, so I had to be pulled out of school for the rest of the year. When I got returned to school the following year, I felt different and closed off, and it became very hard for me to make friends, and I became a bit resentful that nobody seemed to want to be my friend. It made for a very isolating middle school through high school experience. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S1 E5: Sexual Creativity with Chronic Illness: Rachael Rose Dr. Lee interviews Rachael Rose (she/her), a chronically disabled, bisexual, neurodivergent, and polyamorous Certified Sex & Relationship Coach and Educator. Her work focuses on an inclusive, sex-positive, and pleasure-focused approach to sex education and sexual health for all, and she specializes in the ways chronic illness, disabilities, and ADHD impact sex and relationships. She’s presented about sexuality topics both in the US and internationally and she has been featured in media such as Teen Vogue, Bustle, and Sexual Health Magazine. Rachael is also the creator of the award-winning sexuality blog Hendonish.com and is the co-founder of Glittergasm Events, an event company that hosts inclusive and accessible sex-positive play parties for the LGBTQ+ community. Rachael is also an advocate for disability rights and accessibility, and her work on fragrance accessibility has been featured in UCLA’s Accessible spaces Toolkit. She’s volunteered her time to help multiple conferences and events create and fine-tune their accessibility policies to be more inclusive of the 30% of the population who live with fragrance sensitivities. Dr. Lee and Rachael dive into an overview of what Indolent Systemic Mastocytosis is and how there is a lot of emotional labor that comes from educating people about disabilities, including the advocacy for accessibility. Rachael shares her experience on how she became a sex and relationship coach. Dr. Lee and Rachael also discuss how being disabled has affected her approach sexually- emotionally, physically, and mentally. Rachael shares with the audience her approach to advocating for sexual health with new doctors. Contact information:Website: www.hedonish.comRachael’s Social Media Links: Instagram: @hedonish Facebook: @hedonish Twitter: @hedonishDr. Lee’s Social Media Links: Instagram: @drleephillips Facebook: @drleephillips Twitter: @Lee59085544
S2 E2: Exploring the Art of Surrogate Partner Therapy: Michelle Renee & Brian Gibney Dr. Lee interviews surrogate partners Brian Gibney and Michelle Renee on the art of Surrogate Partner Therapy. Brian and Michelle Renee share with Dr. Lee how Surrogate Partner Therapy is an effective treatment for obstacles with emotional and physical intimacy, and they explain how it is legal. Brian and Michelle Renee discuss how they glide clients through the resolution of a variety of issues, including histories of trauma or abuse, social anxiety, poor body image, sensual awareness, orgasmic blocks, genital pain, disability, rediscovery of their bodies during/after transition, and late-life virginity in a safe, non-judgmental environment. They also discuss the rewarding and challenging aspects of their work. Dr. Lee and Michelle Renee share their personal experience working together using Sex Therapy and Surrogate Partner Therapy. Brian has worn many hats in his life: scientific researcher, educator, professional artist, and circus performer. His diverse life experiences have exposed him to a wide variety of people and lifestyles and helped him appreciate the common threads that bind us all together. As a surrogate partner and intimacy coach, Brian seeks to use his knowledge to help people overcome obstacles to physical and emotional intimacy. Applying techniques pioneered by Masters and Johnson, he uses an integrative approach to help others find balance in their intellectual, emotional, and physical selves. With the help of a therapist, His practice is rooted in patience, authenticity, vulnerability, touch…and sometimes a little bit of humor. Brian received his BA in Molecular Biology from Kenyon College in 1999 and his master’s in microbiology from the University of Massachusetts in 2006. He received his training in surrogate partner therapy from IPSA (International Professional Surrogates Association) in 2016. Brian is co-founder of the Surrogate Partner Collective and is currently serving as chair of AASECT’s Somatic Sexuality Professionals special interest group. In addition to working with clients, Brian is a passionate advocate for surrogate partner therapy and regularly lectures at private practices, universities, workshops, and professional conferences. Michelle Renee (she/her), based in both Baltimore, Maryland and San Diego, California, offers human connection and intimacy coaching ranging from platonic nurturing touch to surrogate partner therapy. Through her training with Cuddlist and Cuddle Party, Michelle gained a wealth of consent, communication, and boundary education and experience. In 2018 she expanded her offerings to include surrogate partner therapy, training with Integrative Mind Body Therapies (IMBT). Michelle is a supporting member of AASECT and a co-founder of Embrace, a professional resource group for surrogate partners and collaborating clinicians. Brian’s Contact Info: https://www.bgsurrogatetherapy.com bgsurrogatetherapy@gmail.com Michelle’s Contact Info: Website: https://meetmichellerenee.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meetmichellerenee Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meetmichellerenee/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cuddlemichelle
S2 E1: Dating in the Public Eye: Gigi Robinson Dr. Lee interviews Gigi Robinson, a GenZ thought leader and mental health advocate. Gigi is a thought leader in the creator economy, explicitly focusing on authentic partnerships. She is known for her podcast on Spotify called, Everything You Need Is Within and she has been featured in 60 plus podcasts. Gigi is pursuing a Master of Science degree in innovation, design, business, and technology from the University of Southern California. She has created content for many companies including Spotify, Best Buy, and Instagram. In addition, she is a guest speaker at universities including USC, UCLA, and many more. Gigi has been on speaking panels for Yahoo, Meta, Reuters Pharma, and USC. Gigi shares with Dr. Lee how her Ehlers Danlos Syndrome journey allowed her to be a voice and advocate for others. Gigi discusses her challenges with the medical community and offers tips when dating with a chronic illness.LinksPodcast: Everything You Need is Within with Gigi RobinsonGigi’s Social Media Links: Instagram: @itsGigiRobinson TikTok: @itsGigiRobinson Facebook: @itsGigiRobinson Twitter: @itsGigiRobinsonDr. Lee’s Social Media Links: Instagram: @drleephillips Facebook: @drleephillips Twitter: @Lee59085544
Spirituality in Medicine On this episode, Dr. Nair will be discussing the importance of spirituality in medicine. We will also talk about patients wanting to incorporate spirituality with alternative medicine and how these practices combined have had a positive effect on their patients' health.
Dr. Turya Nair is a faculty physician, board-certified in both family medicine and integrative medicine at the UT Southwestern Department of Family and Community Medicine. She focuses on whole-person care, including spirituality, patient narratives, and complementary therapies in her partnerships with patients. She also serves as the medical director for Parkland County’s Integrated Pain and Healing Center.
“ …I loved kind of being able to build relationships, to get to know people better and to allow that to then shape how we would take care of their health and their conditions. “
Question Of The Day: How do your spiritual beliefs affect your approach to your own health care?
On this episode you will learn:
The benefits of integrating a patient’s lifestyle, spirituality, and interest in alternative medicines into their medical care
How to incorporate spirituality and alternative medicine into their care
What types of alternative medicines are people interested in using
How important it is to listen to patients’ values and goals when it comes to their health
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Key Points:
0:00: Intro with Shireen
1:17: Why did you decided to become a doctor in family medicine?
3:55: How did you find that your interest in spirituality and lifestyle and medicine have had an impact here?
6:51: What are the benefits of integrating spirituality/ alternative medicine to a patient's lifestyle?
12:46: Why aren’t more physicians taking the time to get to know their patients?
17:17: How do you help patients who want to incorporate spirituality and alternative medicine into their care? How do you guide them?
23:44: What types of alternative medicines do you often see people interested in using?
26:21: How important is it to listen to these patients' values and goals when it comes to their health? How do you see it impacting health outcomes?
32:53: How can our listeners connect with you and just learn more about your work?
34:15: Wrap up and Question of The Day
34:50: Outro with Shireen

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Culturally Aware Diabetes Education On this episode, Dr. Ehrhardt talks to us about her new research project, in which she studies how a culturally tailored diabetes education program combined with real-time glucose monitoring can help Latinx populations with Type 2 diabetes. We will also discuss future education programs for people with diabetes.
Nicole Ehrhardt is an adult endocrinologist with 15 years of working with patient living with diabetes with focus on whole body health and also empowering patients living with diabetes.
“So we're really hoping to see that, you know, with no escalation of medication from the education and the real-time continuous glucose monitoring, you know, more people will be at goal for their diabetes management and they'll feel supported and empowered.”
Question of the Day: What is the importance of culturally tailored health education to you?
On this Episode You Will Learn:
A New diabetes education program combined with real-time glucose monitoring focused on the Latinx Population
In what ways will the diabetes education and self-management curriculum program cater to the cultural context of Latinx people
What is real-time glucose monitoring?
What direction does Ehrhardt hopes to see diabetes education programs go in the future
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Other Project
Latinx CGM Research- if you live in the local Washington area and self-identify as Latinx and want help with your diabetes.
Key Points:
0:00: Intro with Shireen
1:11: How you found an interest in diabetes research in treatment?
2:22: New research project and focus group
4:21: So in what ways will your diabetes education and self-management curriculum program really cater to the cultural context of the Latinx people?
6:45: What is real time glucose monitoring?
10:09: Tech literacy with real time glucose monitoring
11:47: So what does your team hypothesize about the results of this study?
13:05: What direction do you hope to see more of the diabetes education programs going in the future with that?
14:21: What does the future hold in terms of additional research for you?
15:08: How payers are involved
16:29: How listeners can connect and learn more about your work?
18:31: Wrap up and Question of the Day
19:19: Outro with Shireen

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Laura Mustard: VATER Syndrome Singing Through It COVID and Performance Art Disability and the Media Invisible Not Broken is back with singer songwriter Laura Mustard!We talk art, writing, and music with chronic illness and disabilityCute Dogs Artists Supporting ArtistsDisability in the mediaWhy starving artist is a privilege issueRereading old journals the trauma and the content miningwww.lauramustard.com https://www.youtube.com/user/lauramustardmusic https://open.spotify.com/artist/0yoEf2gicVybjO38cQJfmL https://www.facebook.com/lauramustardmusic @lauramustardmusic https://www.instagram.com/lauramustard/ @lauramustard https://twitter.com/mustardlaura @mustardlaura DISORDER INFORMATIONWhat is your disorder?VATER Association and Latex AllergyAt what age did your disorder present?Birth, but latex allergy was diagnosed around age 7 and different catheters/stomas were added/changed over timeWhat was your life like before your disorder?It's always been present, but mobility was easier before the indwelling catheter was added this summer, it was also easier to eat before all the cross allergies were known with the latex allergy See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A Conversation With Cosmo: Autism, Porphyria, Long Haul Covid, Media & Disability, & More A FEW THINGS WE TALK ABOUT IN THE EPISODECONTENT WARNING: WE DISCUSS RIGHT TO DIE ON THIS EPISODE. IF YOU ARE ANYONE YOU KNOW NEED HELP PLEASE REACH OUT TO THE CALL THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE1-800-273-8255ORTEXT GO TO 741741 TO REACH A TRAINED CRISIS COUNSELOR THROUGH CRISIS TEXT LINE, A GLOBAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION. FREE, 24/7, CONFIDENTIAL.NEURODIVERGENCE AUTISM AND ADDGAMING AND CHRONIC ILLNESSUS HEALTH POLICIES INHIBITED BY LEADERS IMAGINATIONS AND BOWING TO TEMPER TANTRUMSPROBLEMS WITH SOME DISABILITY GROUPS & NON PROFITSWHO CAN TELL WHO’S STORY COMEDY, CANCELLING, AND SERIOUSLY STEPHEN KING WHY WON’T MY BREATS POUT?SHARED HIGHSCHOOL TRAUMAWHAT ALL OF US STAY AT HOME DISABLED PEOPLE DO ALL DAYLONG COVID PATIENTS AND THE ADJUSTMENT PERIOD OF CHRONIC ILLNESSDISABILITY AND FRIENDSHIPSWHY HOLD MUSIC SHOULD BE BANNED FOR MENTAL HEALTH.Name*Cosmo CPronounsFey/FemWebsite and handles you want published*Twitter: @MaelstromMinded Twitch: @TheMaelstromMindWhat is the name of your disorder, When did it present?Acute Hepatic Porphyria (Variegate Porphyria, 14) Fibromyalgia (14) CPTSD (very young but unsure) Dissociative Identity Disorder (8-9, but realized it at 18) Endometriosis (13) PCOS (13) POTS (14) Autism and ADHD (Figured those out at 22 and 28) EDS (birth) I may have forgotten some See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sensory Factors and Food Choice On this episode, Dr. Mattes explains his expertise in how the sensory properties of food affect not only food choice in individuals but also the digestion and metabolism of certain foods in the body.
Dr. Mattes is a Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science at Purdue University, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and Affiliated Scientist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center. His research focuses on the areas of taste function, hunger and satiety, food preferences, regulation of food intake in humans, and human cephalic phase responses. At Purdue, Dr. Mattes is the Head of the Ingestive Behavior Research Center. Outside of Purdue, he was a member of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee; is a past-president of the American Society of Nutrition, and Secretary of the Rose Marie Pangborn Sensory Science Scholarship Fund. He has authored over 295 publications. Dr. Mattes earned an undergraduate degree in biology and a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan as well as a doctorate degree in Human Nutrition from Cornell University. He conducted post-doctoral studies at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Monell Chemical Senses Center.
Quote: “... I think the best nutritional advice is still balanced, moderation and variety."
Question of the Day: How much do sensory factors, such as taste and texture, influence your food choices?
On This Episode You Will Learn:
How the sensory properties of foods and sensory capacities of people influence nutrition.
What kinds of taste qualities tend to have positive and negative effects on energy balance in the body.
How is the sensation of fattiness detected and what are its health implications?
How can understanding the effects of sensory properties of food help people improve their diets?
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Key Points:
0:00: Intro with Shireen
1:06: How you found yourself interested in public health, sensory science and nutrition science in your work?
3:59: Can you describe how the sensory properties of foods and sensory capacities of people influence nutrition?
8:04: So what kinds of tastes qualities tend to have positive and negative effects on energy balance in the body?
10:25: Can the effects of these taste qualities be manipulated in a way to improve health?
14:44: How has the sensation of fattiness detected and what are its health implications?
18:27: How can understanding the effects of sensory properties of food help people improve their diets?
21:30: How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
21:59: Wrap Up & Question of the Day!
22:42: Outro with Shireen

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HOPE: Empowering African American Grandmothers Dr. Vivian talks to us about her research focus in diabetes treatment for African American and Latino populations and her recently funded project which focuses on African American grandmothers as role models to their grandchildren.
Eva Marie Vivian is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Vivian has been referred to as “the researcher with a servant’s heart” because of her service to underserved communities in Madison, WI. Her research interests focus on identifying disparities in the treatment of hypertension, diabetes, and other chronic diseases among ethnic minorities, particularly African American and Latino American patients and developing and implementing strategies to reduce and eliminate them.
“While this particular study that I proposed focuses on diabetes prevention, it provides a sense of empowerment to an underserved community that has limited resources and helps these residents to recognize that they still have the power to implement change within their communities.”
Question of the Day: Name a way to decrease risk of diabetes for children?
On This Episode You Will Learn:
Healthy Outcomes through Peer Educators (HOPE)
Health Disparities Among Ethnic Minorities
Treatments of Hypertension
Strategies to Reduce Health Disparities
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00:00 - Intro with Shireen!
01:11 - Can you talk to us a bit about how you found your way to specializing in research and treatment of diabetes as a doctor of pharmacy?
02:25 - Your research focus is on identifying disparities in treatment of diabetes in African American and Latino patients. Why did you take a special interest in this area?
03:24 - What have you concluded so far in your research?
05:00 - Recently, you received funding from the American Diabetes Association for your research on your novel peer support program for diabetes, Healthy Outcomes through Peer Educators (HOPE). Can you tell us about how you saw the need for this kind of research and how you developed this program?
06:40 - Why did you choose to focus on African American grandmothers in particular as role models for this project?
12:50 - What results do you hope to see from this research and what do you hope to see in the community in general as diabetes research advances?
16:22 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
18:31 - Outro with Shireen!

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Cooking and Confidence Dr. Joanna Rees talks to us about her recent research on the effects of taking a healthy cooking class on the mental health and confidence of participants.
Dr. Rees is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a background as a chef and sports coach, currently working as a post-doctoral research fellow in the area of gut health. Her particular area of interest is how we should target nutrition as a preventive strategy to tackle population issues such as declining mental and physical health
“At the beginning of the program, there was a big difference between the males and females in their cooking confidence, where the females were more confident at the start of the program. And then by the end of the program, the males and females were both equally confident.”
Question of the Day: Have you ever taken a cooking class? What was your experience?
On This Episode You Will Learn:
Gut Health Science
Mental Health
Healthy Diets
Healthy Cooking
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Key Points:
00:00 - Intro with Shireen!
01:28 - Can you talk a bit about how you became interested in public health in your academic career and in gut health science in your post-doctoral research? How did this lead you to your current research?
03:25 - How did you conceive of the need for this kind of research?
04:33 - How did you coordinate with the other organizations involved in this project?
06:00 - Your results from this project saw that the participants reported significant improvements in their mental health, confidence in cooking, and general wellbeing that were fairly long term. Were these the expected results?Were there any surprises in the results?
08:27 - How much of these mental health benefits can be attributed to the improved self-confidence of learning to cook healthy meals and how much may be solely from the benefits of improving one’s diet?
11:17 - Where do you hope research on this topic will go in the future?What are your plans for future research?
15:10 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
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Personalizing Diabetes Care for Low Income Patients Dr. Gunasekaran talks to us about her specialty in treating low income diabetes patients and the importance of building a relationship with the patient to help them successfully manage their disease.
Dr. Gunasekaran is an endocrinologist who specializes in diabetes care. She provides care mainly at Parkland Health, a safety net health system, for persons with diabetes.
“I feel like people who are from a low-income background or a disadvantaged background, often find barriers to accessing healthcare in general… And so, the changes that I can enact, or the help that I can give them, allows them to spread that beyond themselves, to potentially even their family and even as far as even their community.”
Question of the Day: Have you ever had to compromise caring for your health due to a lack of income, food, or housing?
On This Episode You Will Learn:
Endocrinology
Diabetes Treatments
Low Income Patients
Community Resources
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Key Points:
00:00 - Intro with Shireen!
01:10 - Can you give us some insight on how you found your way to medicine as a profession and how you decided to specialize in endocrinology and diabetes treatment?
01:40 - Why did you decide to focus on low income diabetes patients in your clinical practice?
02:26 - What is one of the most common challenges you hear from your low income patients? How do you tend to address this?
06:23 - What are your priorities when treating a patient who has insufficient or intermittent access to money, food, and housing?
14:35 - How are you viewing diabetes overall and the impact that diabetes having, especially given COVID-19? What are some of the things that you've observed there?Can you walk us through what you saw over the past couple of years?
22:25 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
23:27 - Outro with Shireen!

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Behavioral and Cultural Health Dr. Fernandez talks to us about behavioral health, integrated behavioral health care models, and how those are related to his other specialty, cultural psychiatry.
Pedro José Fernandez, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He serves as CO- Chief of Psychiatry at Parkland Health. Dr. Fernandez earned his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine and holds board certification in Addiction Medicine and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry.
“​​Depression is one of those things that becomes this insurmountable beast at times where even the simplest tasks are very challenging. So, if you have diabetes and depression, you could see how that could then really severely impact your overall course and diabetes. And then that ends up being this vicious cycle where the more uncontrolled your diabetes is, the more could contribute to depression, then vice versa, the more you're depressed, the less likely you might adhere to diabetes treatments.”
Question of the Day: What is one thing you could do or are doing to improve your behavioral health?
On This Episode You Will Learn:
Behavioral Health
Cultural Health
Cultural Psychiatry
Integrated Behavioral Health Care
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Key Points:
00:00 - Intro with Shireen!
01:13 - Can you talk to us about why you decided to move into the field of psychiatry and how you became focused on behavioral health and cultural psychiatry?
04:51 - What is the correlation between diabetes and depression?
07:00 - Can you speak to the stigma associated with mental health and what is being done to overcome it?
09:46 - What can health systems do to address mental health?
17:00 - Your most recent publication is about integrated behavioral health care (IBHC) models and the benefits of implementing them in existing health care systems. Can you tell us integrated behavioral health care models are and how implementing them can meet needs in today’s health care systems?
19:24 - How could IBHC models potentially help patients from a cultural psychiatry perspective?
21:56 - What are some challenges predicted in the implementation of IBHC models? How could those be addressed most effectively?
24:05 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
25:03 - Outro with Shireen!

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Psychosocial Challenges of Diabetes Management Dr. Hughes talks to us about the intersection of behavioral medicine and diabetes treatment: in other words, the psychosocial challenges of diabetes management.
Ally is an Assistant Professor at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Primary Care. She is passionate about health policy. Her research in diabetes focuses on the psychosocial challenges of self-management including health equity, severe hypoglycemia, diabetes distress, diabetes complications, and disability.
“I think as researchers we need to do a better job of recruiting people that don't fit the usual demographic and actually represent the population.”
Question of the Day: Have you ever experienced or seen a loved one experience a health challenge that affected their mental health?
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Behavioral Medicine
Diabetes Management
Psychosocial Challenges
Diabetes Treatment
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Key Points:
00:00 - Intro with Shireen!
01:25 - Can you talk a bit about why you became a psychologist and how you became interested in behavioral medicine and diabetes in relation to that?
03:04 - What is behavioral medicine and what exactly does “psychosocial” mean?
05:00 - How does behavioral medicine interact with diabetes management?
07:55 - What are some of the more common psychosocial challenges of diabetes management in your field and what are some of the ways you address these issues?
12:10 - How do you work with other researchers to help people with diabetes?
14:40 - Where do you hope to see progress in the area of treating psychosocial challenges of diabetes management in the future?
17:05 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
19:00 - Outro with Shireen!

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How To Fight Sodium Overconsumption On this episode Dr. Lee talks about the importance of watching your sodium intake and discusses the ways that processed food can be changed to include less of it.
Soo-Yeun Lee (Soo) is a Professor in the department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois. Her research focuses on utilizing innovative sensory methods to develop healthful new product alternatives so as to promote lifelong healthful eating habits.
“ …Food companies with any companies that sell goods, their main goal is to make profit, sell a lot of products and make profit. And U.S. population is one of those population that we do not forgo the taste for health, right? So the taste is very important aspect of food that we eat, and we love salt and sweet. So that is an issue.”
Question of the Day - How do you watch your sodium intake when it comes to processed foods?
On This Episode You Will Learn -
How Prevalent Sodium Overconsumption Is Today
The Potential Adverse Effects of a Long-Term Diet Too Heavy In Salt
Options For The Food Production Industry To Lower The Amounts Of Sodium In Processed Food
Best Way For Individuals to Lower Their Sodium Intake
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Key Points:
0:00: Intro with Shireen
1:12: How you became interested in food science and specifically in the sensory aspect of nutrition?
3:36: How prevalent is sodium overconsumption today?
4:44: What are the potential adverse effects of a long-term diet too heavy in salt?
5:58: Sodium in our foods that we don’t know about?
7:46: What are some of the options for the food production industry to lower the amounts of sodium in processed food?
13:10: Science behind why we enjoy certain flavors!
17:23:What is the best way for individuals to lower their sodium intake?
20:28: How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
21:34: Outro with Shireen

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A Conversation With Cosmo: Autism, Porphyria, Long Haul Covid, Media & Disability, & More A FEW THINGS WE TALK ABOUT IN THE EPISODECONTENT WARNING: WE DISCUSS RIGHT TO DIE ON THIS EPISODE. IF YOU ARE ANYONE YOU KNOW NEED HELP PLEASE REACH OUT TO THE CALL THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE1-800-273-8255ORTEXT GO TO 741741 TO REACH A TRAINED CRISIS COUNSELOR THROUGH CRISIS TEXT LINE, A GLOBAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION. FREE, 24/7, CONFIDENTIAL.NEURODIVERGENCE AUTISM AND ADDGAMING AND CHRONIC ILLNESSUS HEALTH POLICIES INHIBITED BY LEADERS IMAGINATIONS AND BOWING TO TEMPER TANTRUMSPROBLEMS WITH SOME DISABILITY GROUPS & NON PROFITSWHO CAN TELL WHO’S STORY COMEDY, CANCELLING, AND SERIOUSLY STEPHEN KING WHY WON’T MY BREATS POUT?SHARED HIGHSCHOOL TRAUMAWHAT ALL OF US STAY AT HOME DISABLED PEOPLE DO ALL DAYLONG COVID PATIENTS AND THE ADJUSTMENT PERIOD OF CHRONIC ILLNESSDISABILITY AND FRIENDSHIPSWHY HOLD MUSIC SHOULD BE BANNED FOR MENTAL HEALTH.Name*Cosmo CPronounsFey/FemWebsite and handles you want published*Twitter: @MaelstromMinded Twitch: @TheMaelstromMindWhat is the name of your disorder, When did it present?Acute Hepatic Porphyria (Variegate Porphyria, 14) Fibromyalgia (14) CPTSD (very young but unsure) Dissociative Identity Disorder (8-9, but realized it at 18) Endometriosis (13) PCOS (13) POTS (14) Autism and ADHD (Figured those out at 22 and 28) EDS (birth) I may have forgotten some See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Laura Mustard: VATER Syndrome Singing Through It COVID and Performance Art Disability and the Media Invisible Not Broken is back with singer songwriter Laura Mustard!We talk art, writing, and music with chronic illness and disabilityCute Dogs Artists Supporting ArtistsDisability in the mediaWhy starving artist is a privilege issueRereading old journals the trauma and the content miningwww.lauramustard.com https://www.youtube.com/user/lauramustardmusic https://open.spotify.com/artist/0yoEf2gicVybjO38cQJfmL https://www.facebook.com/lauramustardmusic @lauramustardmusic https://www.instagram.com/lauramustard/ @lauramustard https://twitter.com/mustardlaura @mustardlaura DISORDER INFORMATIONWhat is your disorder?VATER Association and Latex AllergyAt what age did your disorder present?Birth, but latex allergy was diagnosed around age 7 and different catheters/stomas were added/changed over timeWhat was your life like before your disorder?It's always been present, but mobility was easier before the indwelling catheter was added this summer, it was also easier to eat before all the cross allergies were known with the latex allergy See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Pam Thompson from Food Fitness First, Inc. Pam Thompson from Food Fitness First, Inc.
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I'm so grateful Pam joined the Chronic Illness Support Podcast to talk about chronic illness and Food Fitness First to provide education and awareness. Sending her and everyone listening hugs and love. Chronic Illness Support Podcast is listed at number 9 of 20 chronic illness podcasts by Feedspot! Top 20 Chronic Illness Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021: https://blog.feedspot.com/chronic_illness_podcasts/
Burnout in Nephrology Nurses Dr. Tamara Kear talks to us about ANNA’s recent research into the mental health and wellbeing of nephrology nurses and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on this issue, as well as what workplaces and the nursing industry can do to alleviate this common yet serious problem.
Dr. Tamara Kear is the Executive Director for the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) and a tenured Associate Professor at Villanova University. She was the 2019 National President for the American Nephrology Nurses Association during which time she directed ANNA’s response and actions related to the Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative.
“Workload was the main driver for the anxiety and the feelings of burnout that the nurses were experiencing.”
Question of the Day: What do you do to combat burnout, anxiety and depression in your life?
On This Episode You Will Learn:
American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA)
Mental Health and Wellbeing of Nephrology Nurses
COVID- 19 Pandemic Effects
Burnout, Anxiety, and Depression
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Key Points:
00:00 - Intro with Shireen!
01:28 - Can you talk to us about why you were drawn to work in the field of nephrology nursing and your career journey toward becoming a professor, researcher, and nurse executive?
06:18 - You were involved in ANNA’s recent study about the mental health and wellbeing of nephrology nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. How did the team realize that this was an important area to research at this time?
08:54 - What were the results of this study concerning the general mental health and wellbeing of nurses?
12:23 - What results did you see when factoring in the additional psychological burden of the COVID-19 pandemic?
13:48 - What did respondents report about the effects of these issues on their work with patients?
15:43 - What can be done in the nursing industry and by workplaces to help alleviate the burnout, anxiety and depression that many nurses are feeling?
19:46 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
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Revitalizing your vigor with Vital Fields - an interview with Jan Wellmann We're thrilled to have Jan back on our show for a brilliant and extremely interesting and fact-filled second episode! If you haven't listened to the first one, you can go back to March 2021, episode number 412 to check it out. Many of you already know how much we love our Vital Field Energy Cells, they're so frigging awesome, we're biased to the No-Pain cells and the Anti-Inflame cells, but have heard from many a spoonie that they love the Resistance cell the most. Be sure to listen to this entire episode because there's so much gold- you don't wanna miss it! And use code: SPOONIESUNITE for 20% off your purchase, yay! https://vitalfield.com/vitalfield-no-pain-cell/ Connect with us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealwellnesshub/Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Real Talk: Taking a Break Hi dearest friends, we are taking a break from creating new content until this summer. Thank you so much for being such wonderful listeners, you can still connect with us on Instagram or in The Hub, and if you haven't listened to all our episodes, go back and check those out! Can't wait to chat with ya'll for season 5 this summer :) Connect with us on Instagram. Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Cultural Competence in Nutrition Dr. Alison Brown talks to us about her research in cultural nutrition and racial and ethnic health disparities.
Alison Brown, MS, PhD, RDN is a public health nutrition researcher committed to addressing diet-related health disparities through research, community engagement and empowerment, and systems change. Dr. Brown serves as a Program Director at the National Heart Lung Blood Institute where her work centers on the social determinants of health and nutrition health disparities. She is the Past Chair of the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetic and Nutrition, a former AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Diversity Leader, and American Society of Nutrition Science Policy Fellow.
“I think it's really important to look at when working in diverse communities of different cultural backgrounds to really look at the participants' needs and what they really need to really adapt their diets.”
Question of the Day: What role does community play in your nutrition choices?
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Cultural Nutrition
Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
DASH Diet
Cardiovascular Disease
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Key Points:
00:00 - Intro with Shireen!
01:18 - Can you talk to us about how you realized your passion for nutrition and specifically your work in culturally informed nutrition?
06:01 - How much of your work is focused on communities of color?
09:58 - What is the role of community and social determinants of health in the creation and success of cultural nutrition programs?
14:24 - Can you speak to research related CVD and culturally appropriateness of diets?
16:46 - Your recent research focuses on the root causes of racial and ethnic health disparities. How did you uncover the need for this kind of research? What solutions do you hope to see as a result of yours and others’ research in this area?
18:02 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
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Season 2 Trailer Sex and Chronic Illness is back for Season 2!Tune in for shame-free conversations about chronic illness, disability, and intimacy. Through discussions with educators, couples, and experts, Dr. Lee explores strategies for overcoming the sexual challenges caused by illness and disability.Links: Dr. Lee’s websiteInstagram: @drleephillips Facebook: @drleephillips Twitter: @Lee59085544
Revitalizing your vigor with Vital Fields technologies- an interview with Jan Wellman We're thrilled to have Jan back on our show for a brilliant and extremely interesting and fact-filled second episode! If you haven't listened to the first one, you can go back to March 2021, episode number 412 to check it out. Many of you already know how much we love our Vital Field Energy Cells, they're so frigging awesome, we're biased to the No-Pain cells and the Anti-Inflame cells, but have heard from many a spoonie that they love the Resistance cell the most. Be sure to listen to this entire episode because there's so much gold- you don't wanna miss it! And use code: SPOONIESUNITE for 20% off your purchase, yay! https://vitalfield.com/vitalfield-no-pain-cell/ Connect with us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealwellnesshub/Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
S1 E1: Meet Dr. Lee Phillips! Dr. Phillips introduces himself to the listeners and shares his personal battle with Lyme disease and how he became an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. He shares with the listeners the purpose of his podcast, and this episode he also discusses the stages of chronic illness and how this will be talked about on future podcast shows with various guests.Social Media links: Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
S1 E2: The Power of Acceptance: Erika Miley Dr. Lee interviews Erika Miley on the power of acceptance. Erika is mental and sexual health therapist, podcaster, PhD candidate and your resident sex nerd. She wants to challenge the shame monster in your head. Dr. Lee and Erika discuss the process of acceptance of chronic illness and pain and how changing our flexibility in our thinking can improve our experiences in sex and the rest of our lives. Dr. Lee and Erika have a candid conversation on how people who deal with a chronic illness begin the acceptance process and how acceptance impacts sex. Erika shares her personal acceptance journey of having a heart condition, in addition to dealing with chronic pain due to being athlete. Contact Information: www.sextalkwitherika.comwww.mentalandsexualhealth.comInstagram: @erikamileytherapyTwitter: @MrsErikaMileyTikTok: @sextalkwitherikaFB group for helpers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sextalkprogroupSocial Media links: Instagram: @drleephillips Facebook: @drleephillips Twitter: @Lee59085544
S1 E3: A Cup of Tea with Kayteezee Dr. Lee interviews Katherine Zitterbart, aka KayteeZee on her non-dual approach to BDSM and how BDSM has helped in managing her chronic pain/ illness. Kaytee is a no-touch facilitator of practices that helps to cultivate compassion, personal power, and balanced relationships. She is sex-positive, which means she believes that all expressions of human sexuality that do not harm the people involved and occur in a context of consent are valid and worthy. For over 25 years, she has guided somatic practices, such as yoga and emotional alchemy, which help folks feel better in their bodies. As a designer of workshops and immersions, Kaytee draws on decades of experience and training in myriad communication skills. Some of the areas in which Kaytee has expertise are yoga/somatics, BDSM, consensual non-monogamy, living with chronic pain and illness, power exchange, body acceptance/positivity, and creating non-ordinary states on consciousness without substances. She shares with Dr. Lee her personal journey with breast cancer and how she has not LOST her sexuality, it has simply changed and the lesson that cancer currently shows her. Contact Information: YouTube: KayteezeeFacebook: A Cup of Tea with KayteezeeEmail: hello@kayteezee.comSocial Media links: Instagram: @drleephillips Facebook: @drleephillips Twitter: @Lee59085544
S1 E4: The Shame Monster: Gina Sangster Dr. Lee interviews Gina Sangster on the topic of shame and sexuality concerning chronic illness and pain. Gina is a DC native who holds an MFA from Columbia University and an MSW from Catholic University. She has also received additional training through the Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society and the Washington School of Psychiatry. She is a published author of poetry and personal essays and works as a psychotherapist and supervisor with the Capitol Hill Consortium for Counseling and Consultation. Gina enjoys individual, couples, and group therapy as well as providing individual and group supervision and consultation. Gina likes to approach therapy as an engaging and interactive dialogue using a combination of psychodynamic, family systems, and solution-focused techniques. Gina discusses her personal journey with being diagnosed with scoliosis (curvature of the spine) at the age of 11 and the shame she experienced while growing up with the condition. Dr. Lee and Gina dive deep into how childhood, familial, and cultural messages can leave an indelible imprint and have an impact throughout our lives. Gina shares with the listeners some of the formative experiences she had in terms of body image, physical well-being that she is still aware of today. Dr. Lee and Gina share some of the issues they tend to see among clients in terms of coping with illness, physical limitations, and body image issues of concern. Contact Information: CapitolHill Consortium for Counseling & Counsultation LLC: www.ccccmentalhealth.comGina’s profile on Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/gina-sangster-washington-dc/120136Social Media Links: Instagram: @drleephillips Facebook: @drleephillips Twitter: @Lee59085544
S1 E4: Disability Justice: Bianca Laureano Dr. Lee interviews Bianca I. Laureano, an award-winning educator and sexologist. She is a founding member of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN) and her most recent project is ANTE UP! a virtual freedom school offering professional development and certification. She has written several curricula and is the lead writer for the Netflix film Crip Camp’s curriculum rooted in Disability Justice principles. She is an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator and Supervisor, and in May 2020 was awarded an honorary doctorate from the California Institute Studies for her work in expanding the US sexuality field. Dr. Lee and Bianca discuss the importance of disability justice, noting that it is a framework needed in moving away from the medical model and how it is rooted in the individual experience. Bianca shares the unique knowledge that disabled people have that non-disabled people can learn and ways to incorporate disability justice in our lives daily. Dr. Lee and Bianca also discuss the value of community and self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact Information: Ante Up! - Professional Development for Justice Workers: www.AnteUpPD.comBianca Laureano Website: www.biancalaureano.com/Bianca’s Social Media Links: Instagram: @latinegrasexologist Facebook: @BiancaLaureano Twitter: @LatinoSexualitySocial Media Links: Instagram: @drleephillips Facebook: @drleephillips Twitter: @Lee59085544
S1 E6: Sexual Creativity with Chronic Illness: Rachael Rose Dr. Lee interviews Rachael Rose (she/her), a chronically disabled, bisexual, neurodivergent, and polyamorous Certified Sex & Relationship Coach and Educator. Her work focuses on an inclusive, sex-positive, and pleasure-focused approach to sex education and sexual health for all, and she specializes in the ways chronic illness, disabilities, and ADHD impact sex and relationships. She’s presented about sexuality topics both in the US and internationally and she has been featured in media such as Teen Vogue, Bustle, and Sexual Health Magazine. Rachael is also the creator of the award-winning sexuality blog Hendonish.com and is the co-founder of Glittergasm Events, an event company that hosts inclusive and accessible sex-positive play parties for the LGBTQ+ community. Rachael is also an advocate for disability rights and accessibility, and her work on fragrance accessibility has been featured in UCLA’s Accessible spaces Toolkit. She’s volunteered her time to help multiple conferences and events create and fine-tune their accessibility policies to be more inclusive of the 30% of the population who live with fragrance sensitivities. Dr. Lee and Rachael dive into an overview of what Indolent Systemic Mastocytosis is and how there is a lot of emotional labor that comes from educating people about disabilities, including the advocacy for accessibility. Rachael shares her experience on how she became a sex and relationship coach. Dr. Lee and Rachael also discuss how being disabled has affected her approach sexually- emotionally, physically, and mentally. Rachael shares with the audience her approach to advocating for sexual health with new doctors. Contact information:Website: www.hedonish.comRachael’s Social Media Links: Instagram: @hedonish Facebook: @hedonish Twitter: @hedonishDr. Lee’s Social Media Links: Instagram: @drleephillips Facebook: @drleephillips Twitter: @Lee59085544
Binge Eating and Diabetes in African Americans Dr. Goode talks about social justice in health, her past research on treating binge eating in Black women, and her current research on the interaction between binge eating and Type 2 diabetes in African Americans.
Dr. Rachel Goode is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work and in the Center for Eating Disorder Excellence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions to address health disparities in obesity and disordered eating outcomes.
“African-Americans have six times the odds of struggling with binge eating when it comes to type two diabetes.”
Question of the Day: How important are your eating habits to you when you think about your health?
On This Episode You Will Learn:
Racial Health Disparities
Eating Disorders
Binge Eating
Type 2 Diabetes in African Americans
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Key Points:
00:00 - Intro with Shireen!
01:20 - Can you talk a bit about your path toward the psychiatry field and your specialty in eating disorder and obesity research?
02:40 - How did you develop your professional interest in social justice and investigating racial health disparities?
03:44 - You just received funding from the American Diabetes Association for a project investigating the interaction between binge eating and Type 2 diabetes in African Americans. How did you come to realize the need for this specific approach?
05:50 - Do your hypotheses for this research connect or build on the results of your past research into obesity and eating disorders among Black women?
10:50 - What contribution do you hope to make to the understanding of diabetes and eating disorders among African Americans?
13:39 - What improvements do you hope to see made in the treatment and education about diabetes and eating disorders in the future?
19:58 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
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Type 2 Diabetes and Sugary Drinks In this episode, Dr. Candice Price talks about her research on the effects of sugary drinks on type 2 diabetes and heart disease and her recent focus on this topic in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. Candice Price is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis with seven years of experience as a cardiometabolic research scientist focused on understanding the physiological and molecular mechanisms of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease development. Her primary research investigates the impact of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption on cardiometabolic health in Black women.
“We can use sugar sweetened beverages sort of as a tool to really understand the mechanisms that are specific to added sugar consumption, but also because sugar sweetened beverage consumption is so disproportionately affecting Black and Hispanic communities in the United States.”
Question of the Day: Have you considered cutting out soda and/or other sugary beverages in your personal health journey?
On This Episode You Will Learn:
Type 2 Diabetes
Heart Disease Prevalence
Sugar Sweetened Beverages
Black Women’s Health
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Key Points:
00:00 - Intro with Shireen!
1:30 - Can you talk a bit about how you became interested in researching Type 2 diabetes and heart disease in Black women?
04:04 - How did you pinpoint sugar-sweetened beverages as a factor to investigate in type 2 diabetes and heart disease prevalence?
05:00 - What have been your most important conclusions so far in your research in this area?
08:52 - You recently began work on the role of sugar-sweetened beverages on the increasing rates of Type 2 diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa. What was your process in deciding to study this area?
13:30 - You seem to have a very diverse research portfolio. Can you briefly tell us about some of your other research projects related to sugar-sweetened beverages and Black women’s health?
17:51 - What do you think the direction of future research and public health policy should be concerning sugary beverages?
20:08 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
21:12 - Outro with Shireen!

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Patient Advocacy and Kidney Disease In this episode, Lori Hartwell talks about her story of surviving and thriving with chronic kidney disease, her work founding the Renal Support Network with the goal of helping kidney patients become their own best advocates, and her work developing public policy to advocate for individuals with chronic kidney disease.
Lori Hartwell’s mission is to help people living with chronic kidney disease. Hartwell suffered kidney failure at the age of two, survived 50+ surgeries and 13 years of dialysis, and is now living with her fourth kidney transplant. Hartwell founded Renal Support Network in 1993 to instill “health, happiness, and hope” into the lives of fellow patients; she serves as President to this day and has inspired patients, family members and healthcare professionals. She has built a national network of people who she refers to as her “kidney kin” to help let them know they are not alone in this journey and help them find the tools needed to navigate this illness.
“When you're diagnosed with a chronic illness, if it's diabetes or kidney disease, whatever it is, it really, you know, adversity introduces you to yourself.”
Question of the Day: What does patient advocacy mean to you?
On This Episode You Will Learn:
Causes of Kidney Failure
Renal Support Network
Patient Advocacy Groups
Kidney Care Partners
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Key Points:
00: 00 - Intro with Shireen!
01:39 - Can you tell us a bit about your story surviving and thriving with kidney disease and how you got into your wide range of roles in the areas of kidney patient advocacy, support, and policy?
04:31 - What is the cause of kidney failure? The two main reasons.
06:00 - What is the mission of your organization, the Renal Support Network (RSN), one of the leading patient advocacy groups in the country? Can you talk about RSN support groups and how they help?
07:36 - How does RSN help kidney patients become their own best advocates?
09:06 - Can you tell us about a favorite success story of a person living with kidney disease who benefited through RSN support groups?
10:27 - You are also involved in public policy concerning kidney patients and recently you worked with Kidney Care Partners to develop their 2022 policy priorities. What is the importance of a legislative agenda to advocate for kidney patients and what are the KCP’s 2022 policy priorities?
16:20 - What is the most important thing for individuals with chronic diseases to know?
17:27 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
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Author, Recording Artist, Advocate and Playwright, Lisa Sniderman ”Aoede” - Dermatomyositis Warrior - Interview You can tell by the caption Lisa Sniderman is a complete boss. 

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"In 2008, singer-songwriter Lisa Sniderman was living the dream in California. As Aoede, the Muse of Song, her star as a gifted recording artist was rising fast. Lisa's quirky folk-pop performance style electrified audiences up and down the West Coast, and the albums just kept flowing.

But just when her career was rocketing skyward, a health crisis brought all of her dreams crashing to the ground. Diagnosed with a rare, debilitating immune disorder called dermatomyositis (DM), Lisa struggled to maintain a normal life with a body in revolt and, eventually, to accept a new normal. Living with a chronic illness challenged Lisa to see DM as a gift in disguise that has opened the door to new dreams, new songs, and new opportunities.

Lisa's story is for you if you seek strength, new inspiration, hope, joy, healing, and if you or someone you love struggles with a chronic illness, disability, or unexpected life events. Her insights and reflections on her journey inspire hope and the courage to keep dreaming and living to the fullest no matter what life hurls at you."
Comedian Shereen ”Funny Brown Girl” Kassam - Chronic Pain Warrior - Interview Shereen Kassam is a world-renowned comedian, speaker, and podcaster. She was a finalist in HBO's Comedy Wings Competition and has even opened for Arsenio Hall. Shereen is a force to be reckoned with, but she also struggles with chronic pain from several vehicle accidents. Join me in welcoming this Chronic Pain Warrior to The Airhead Diaries.

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Tina Lifford - Actress and Playwright - ”Aunt Vi” - Lupus Warrior - Queen Sugar Season 4 Queen Sugar debuts for its 4th season on OWN June 12th 9/8 c.

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Today, we speak to actress and playwright Tina Lifford about her role in season four of Queen Sugar and the power of Inner Fitness. 

Tina has played over 100 characters in a vast career, including the CIA Director on Scandal and the mother-in-law on Parenthood. Tina might even be best known for her leading role as a single mother, Joan Mosley in the critically acclaimed South Central.

Tina is a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry and I was grateful to have spoken with such a wonderful, wise woman. 

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COVID-19 and Dialysis for Acute Kidney Injury In this episode, Dr. Heung talks about his research focus in acute kidney injury (AKI), the effects of COVID-19 on the population of dialysis patients, and how we can keep our kidneys healthy.
Dr. Heung is a nephrologist (kidney specialist) at the University of Michigan where he has practiced since 2005. While he is a general nephrologist and sees patients with a wide variety of kidney diseases, his particular research focus area is acute kidney injury.
“So again, especially early in the pandemic, we saw very high rates of severe acute kidney injury in patients in the ICU with uh, COVID and in some studies, this was as high as 30, 35% of patients developing acute kidney injury, many of whom needed dialysis.”
Question of the Day: What’s something you want to do or have been doing to improve your kidney health?
On This Episode You Will Learn:
Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
Treatments and Prevention of AKI
Covid 19 and Mortality Toll Dialysis Patients
Maintaining Healthy Kidneys
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Key Points:
00:00 - Intro with Shireen!
01:11 - Welcome, Dr. Heung. Can you talk a bit about how you gravitated toward your specialty in nephrology and your career journey to becoming Clinical Chief of Nephrology at the University of Michigan?
03:10 - Your main area of research is in Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). What is the definition of AKI and what are the risk factors for this condition?
05:20 - What are the current available treatments and what is the direction of research toward new and better treatments or prevention?
10:28 - You were quoted in a recent ProPublica article about the effects of COVID-19 on dialysis patients, discussing the unprecedented mortality toll on dialysis patients. What are some of the reasons for this population’s unique vulnerabilities?
13:30 - What are your thoughts on the interaction between AKI and COVID-19?
15:26 - What do you do to keep your kidneys healthy?
20: 15 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
21:24 - Outro with Shireen!

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Diabetes By Race: Inequality in the United States In this episode, Dr. Buscemi talks about her research in diabetes mortality by race. We talk about the United States cities with the worst health disparities, how inequality affects diabetes mortality, and how health policy can be changed to fix this.
Dr. Joanna Buscemi is a Clinical Health Psychologist and Assistant Professor at DePaul University specializing in health inequities. She also serves as the Health Policy Council Chair at the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
“​​Black Americans with diabetes are more likely to die than white Americans with diabetes across the country and across every single one of the largest 30 cities in the country.”
Question of the Day: What could your city be doing better to help all individuals with diabetes access better care?
On This Episode You Will Learn:
Diabetes Mortality and Racial Inequalities
Build Back Better Act
Health Inequities
Social Determinants of Health
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Key Points:
00:00 - Intro with Shireen!
01:18 - Welcome, can you talk a bit about your background as a clinical psychologist and your role as the Chair of the Health Policy Council for the Society of Behavioral Medicine?
03:08 - In your study on diabetes mortality and racial inequalities published last January, you and your team focused on the biggest cities in the US. Why did you choose to structure the study this way, and what insight did you gain from this choice?
04:01 - What are the biggest takeaways from the study about diabetes in the United States?
05:20 - What needs to be done to alleviate this problem, on both a city and national level?
09:46 - What are your thoughts on the recent death of the Build Back Better Act?
12:33 - What directions could further research into this topic take?
16:25 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
17:15 - Outro with Shireen!

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The life consuming effects of black mold with Heather Escalante Heather has such an incredible story- from discovering she has POTS, needing gallbladder surgery, migraines and more- to finally finding out she'd been terribly ill due to black mold exposure... this entire episode is a rollercoaster of emotions. Heather is such a sweet and wonderful person, who we've very much enjoyed over the years, and we're excited for all of you to get to know her too through this episode! Connect with Heather on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/lovely_little_linewife/And as always, DM us on Instagram here.Join us in The Wellness Hub with one month free! Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
70: The Abundant Living Conference for Therapists, April 8-10 Welcome to a bonus episode of This is Not What I Ordered! I’m so excited to announce a special upcoming event. It’s called the Abundant Living Conference for therapists with chronic illness and health challenges. We will hear presentations from clinicians Celia Hilson, Amanda Pratt, Andrea Barbour, Becky Robbins, Julie Novas, Michelle Horton, Onyx Fujii, Hayley Quinn, and Emily Whitish. They’ll present topics that range from yoga and self care practices to resilience and preventing burnout. Bonus activities include a therapist social, a healing sound bath, and a special pre-conference tea tasting event. We’ve curated a very soothing weekend for you, and we can’t wait to learn and grow together.  You can register for the Abundant Living Conference at abundantlivingconference.com, or by visiting the podcast website. It’s going to be a lovely weekend, and we hope to see you there.
Insulin Affordability and Health Policy In this episode, Dr. Glied talks to us about all things insulin! We talk about the rising cost of insulin, insulin affordability, insulin cost for people with and without insurance, and the implications of the Build Back Better bill on insulin affordability.
Sherry is a health economist, who is currently the Dean of the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU. She previously served in government in the administrations of Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Bush.
“Now, what we see in our data is that what uninsured people do is that they don't buy them the latest formulations of insulin. They simply don't even use those. They use, more typically the basic, most generic forms of insulin, which are available at relatively low prices, but they don't have many of the benefits of the newer formulations.”
Question of the Day: What barriers have you had to overcome to access insulin?
On this Episode you will Learn:
Cost of Insulin
Rising Prices of Insulin
Disparities in Affordable Access of Insulin
Health Reforms for Increasing Accessibility of Insulin
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Key Points:
00:00 - Intro with Shireen!
1:20 - Welcome, can you talk a bit about your experience working in Washington DC as a health economist under presidents Bush, Clinton, and Obama? What did your work focus on?
3:39 - How much does insulin generally cost, and why are insulin prices rising?
09: 41 - How does being uninsured affect the quality, accessibility, and cost of insulin?
10:42 - Why are there such disparities in affordable access to insulin and insulin cost between privately insured and uninsured diabetics?
14:55 - How are health policies like the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid important for supporting individuals with diabetes?
16:22 - What health policy reforms need to be made to increase insulin affordability and access for all patients regardless of their insurance status?
20:17 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
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Real Talk: Animals are the Best We love animals! This week's Real Talk is all about the impact that animals have on our lives and help us get through each day.  And we want to hear from you! Please send us pictures of your animals friends!Connect with us on instagram, and join us in our community The Wellness Hub! Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Race, Ethnicity, and Diabetes: Intra-Ethnic Diabetes Disparities In this episode, Dr. Margrethe Horlyck-Romanovsky discusses intra-ethnic diabetes disparities and how to optimize diabetes risk assessments for diverse populations. She also talks about how immigrant status, ethnicity, and race can influence diabetes risk in populations of African descent.
Dr. Horlyck-Romanovsky is a public health nutrition professional committed to addressing intra-ethnic health disparities among populations of African descent. Her mixed methods research examining intra-ethnic risk profile in New York City, compares risk factors, health behaviors and disease profiles of African Americans, African-born Blacks and Afro-Caribbeans.
“Up until 2017 there was no data on the intra-ethnic differences in the Black population, as everyone was classified as African American, or Black in epidemiological evidence.”
Question of the Day: What will you do to not generalize individuals of African descent?
On this Episode you will Learn:
Intra-ethnic Health Disparities
Systemic Flaws in the US Health and Food Systems
Type 2 Diabetes in Black Immigrants
Diabetes Risk Assessments in African Descent Populations
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Key Points:
00:00 - Intro with Shireen!
01:36 - How did you get involved in research exploring the intersection of diabetes, race, ethnicity, and acculturation?
5:00 - What are intra-ethnic health disparities? Do intra-ethnic disparities manifest in diabetes? If so, how?
8:20 - What does homogenization of African populations in healthcare research indicate about systemic flaws in the US health and food system? Why should health research disaggregate data on ethnicity and race?
12:00 - In your research in New York City you found that foreign-born Blacks experienced lower odds of obesity, but higher odds of diabetes than US-born blacks. How do you reconcile this increased risk of type 2 diabetes in Black immigrants?
16:23 - African immigrants have a higher risk of diabetes at lower BMI, a different waist circumference cut-off and a younger age than African Americans. If diabetes risk assessments are not optimized to detect diabetes in African descent populations, what can be done?
20:54 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
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Real Talk: Spoonie stuff or not? In this week's episode, we discuss the differences and similarities between spoonies and non-spoonies. What are things we each have to think about in our day to day lives, do we both worry about if a bathroom is close by? Do we both make sure we have snacks on hand? Etc. Send us your spoonie questions! We want to know! Connect with us on instagram, and join us in our community The Wellness Hub! Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Flying Through Life, Ollie's Fascinating Story An aerialist from Australia, Ollie's medical journey has been impacted by the fact that he is transgender, and because of this he has learnt about navigating the healthcare system when doctors come with unhelpful bias or misinformation. He is really passionate about patients being seen for their intersectional identities, and hopes to see a future where the medical system embraces diverse health experiences.  OIlie is such an incredible human, we can't wait for you to hear his story. He is one of our wonderful Wellness Hub community members, and a bright light in the world! Connect with him on Instagram here. And as always, shoot us a message on Instagram, or join us and chat more in The Wellness Hub community. Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Kidney Disease with Diabetes Show Notes:
In this episode, Dr. Leisman delves into kidney disease in diabetes, including symptoms and foods to avoid with kidney disease and diabetes. She talks about how a plant-based diet can help kidney disease with diabetes and gives specific suggestions for how diabetec individuals can take control of their health to prevent kidney failure.
Dr Leisman is a board-certified nephrologist (kidney doctor) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She cares for people with acute and chronic kidney disease, and people on dialysis.
“A plant based diet tends to have less acid load, and one of the challenges with kidney disease is that kidneys excrete the acid in the blood, so a plant based diet gives you less acid than a heavy meat based diet … The evidence is suggestive that increasing the whole grains, fruits, vegetables, fiber, are all very beneficial to patients with chronic kidney disease.”
Question of the Day: What plant-based foods will you start incorporating more into your diet?
On this Episode you will Learn:
Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease
Symptoms of Kidney Disease
Prevalence of Kidney Disease with Diabetes
New Therapeutic Treatments for Diabetes Kidney Disease
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Key Points:
00:00 - Intro with Shireen!
01:24 - What is nephrology?
02:15 - What is kidney disease? What are the symptoms?
04:36 - What are the causes of chronic kidney disease? Why is there such a high prevalence of kidney disease with diabetes?
05:58 - What questions should you ask your doctor to see if you have kidney disease or may be at risk?
08:07 - Are there any promising new therapeutic treatments for diabetes kidney disease?
11:25 - Does nutrition intersect with chronic kidney disease? If so, how?
15:36 - Do you have specific diet suggestions for diabetic individuals with or without kidney disease who want to delay kidney failure?
18:55 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
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Real Talk: When you're over all the mindset stuff We're totally mindset junkies, we love all the personal development things- BUT for the last 6 months, neither of us have any effs to give about mindset stuff. This is an open, honest and raw discussion about the benefits of mindset work and the benefits of taking a break and just giving yourself grace.  We're excited for you to have a listen, and let us know your thoughts! Connect with us via email: hello@therealspooniesunite.com and on Instagram or join us and others like you in The Wellness Hub online community. Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Using Food Prices to Investigate Nutrition and Healthy Eating In this episode, Dr. William Masters discusses the economics of nutrition and food prices. He debunks the misconception that healthy eating must be expensive and explains what can be done to improve food affordability for all families.
Will Masters is an economist at Tufts University, in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. He studies the development of agriculture, food production and food choice around the world.
“In these communities, where people are marginalized in various ways, it's often difficult to get enrolled and remain enrolled because there are sets of hurdles to demonstrate eligibility, where it’s just hard to demonstrate. People are eligible, but it's difficult to comply with the program. And so, we do have people who are eligible, as intended by congress, but then the state administrative bodies that run the program may not be able to reach everyone.”
Question of the Day: What makes a food “affordable” and “healthy”? What are some examples of your favorite healthy and accessible foods?
On this Episode you will Learn:
Economics and Policy for Food Systems
Misconceptions Surrounding Cost of a Healthy Diet
Affordability and Accessibility of Healthy Eating
Policy Improvements for Food Affordability
Chronic Disease Management and Prevention through Healthy Diets
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Key Points:
00:00 - Intro with Shireen!
1:32 - Why did you decide to pursue a career in economics and policy for food systems?
02:34 - How can we use the economics of nutrition to improve healthy eating?
04:44 - What are some common misconceptions people have around the cost of a healthy diet?
07:50 - Your current research with Food Prices for Nutrition at Tufts University focuses on monitoring food prices across countries in order to guide agricultural production and food markets for improved nutrition. Can you discuss more about your work here, specifically what you have learned about food prices and the affordability and accessibility of healthy eating in the United States?
14:32 - What happens when families cannot afford the cost of nutritional adequacy?
17:49 - What policy improvements and government actions are needed to increase food affordability?
21:35 - Can concrete data on the price of a healthy diet help the management and prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity in the United States? If so, how?
29:20 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
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Episode 3: Irrevocably Called Scripture tells us we were created on purpose for a purpose, and that purpose doesn’t change just because we’re sick. In fact, these could be our most eternally significant moments yet. In this episode, Jennifer Slattery helps listeners untangle their identity and value from their purpose and encourages us to seek God’s heart for every moment as we seek to live as a life-giving blessing, whatever our challenges or circumstances.Discussion questions:1. In what ways have you allowed your identity to become entangled with what you do or don’t do?2. How can “identity confusion” hinder us from living with impact today?3. In what ways has God used your weakness to reveal His strength? 4. How might your insufficiency reveal God’s all-sufficiency and thus proclaim the gospel? 5. Who might God want to love through you during your current season? 6. What does it mean for you, in your current season, to manage well the life God has given you?7. When living for Christ, why is it important to surrender the life you currently have rather than focusing on the life you wish you had?Visit Jennifer online at http://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com, find her ministry at http://whollyloved.com. Connect with her on:Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatteInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/Episode Image Credit: Getty/Malte Mueller
Episode 4: Honestly Facing Our Anger Many of us have grown to fear anger - anger expressed by others and our anger as well. As a result, we’re tempted to suppress these intense emotions, but that can keep us stuck and cause us to distance ourselves from God. We can hinder our ability to heal and fully experience the emotional and spiritual freedom He longs to give us. In this episode, Jennifer Slattery interviews counselor and author Tanya Glanzman.Find Tanya here:https://www.myfathersdaughter.com/Discussion questions:1. What are your views on anger? Do you tend to see all anger as bad or do you view some types or expressions of anger as bad and others as healthy?2. Have you experienced anger in relation to your illness? If so, how did you respond? How did your relationship with God play into this?3. What are some healthy ways one can express their anger?4. What are unhealthy ways to express anger?5. How do you believe God responds to our anger, and why do you feel this? 6. Why might it be important to express our anger honestly? 7. Why might it be important to express our anger honestly to God?8. How might unexpressed anger lead to deep-seated bitterness?Visit Jennifer online at http://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com, find her ministry at http://whollyloved.com, and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram. Episode Image Credit: Getty/Malte Mueller
Episode 5: Setting Boundaries, Part 1 Our sickness cannot prevent us from accomplishing all God has assigned to us—unless we let it. However, though God has given us everything we need to accomplish the good works he has prepared for us, we don’t have time to take on responsibilities and tasks He hasn’t prepared for us. In saying yes to those things God hasn’t assigned, we’re likely forcing ourselves to say no to those things He has. If we want to truly thrive while chronically ill, we must learn to establish and maintain God-led, healthy boundaries. In this episode, Jennifer Slattery shares common reasons we struggle to set boundaries, what we potentially forfeit in the process, and some of the precious things we gain by stepping forward with courageous obedience to God above all else. Discussion questions:1. What resonated with you most in today’s podcast episode?2. How easy or difficult is it for you to establish and maintain healthy boundaries?3. When you do struggle with setting boundaries, what tends to be your key reasons?4. Do you tend to struggle with one or more individual more than others?5. Honestly evaluating your schedule, who do you most seek to honor? 6. How often do you pray for God’s guidance before taking on responsibilities or accepting invites? 7. What are some truths regarding God’s nature and character that can help give you courage to set healthy boundaries?8. In what ways might or has your behavior made it challenging for others in your circle to set and maintain healthy boundaries?9. What is one action step you can take in the week ahead to more fully align your day(s) and calendar/agenda with Christ’s leading?Visit Jennifer online at http://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com, find her ministry at http://whollyloved.com, and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram. Episode Image Credit: Getty/Anna Semenchenko
Episode 6: Setting Boundaries, Part 2 In order to set boundaries, we must believe we’re worth protecting. In this episode, Jennifer Slattery shares a biblical example of how one woman courageously resisted societal expectations to take the time with Christ she needed and how she handled the aggression that followed. Jennifer discusses the importance of living with a “team” mentality and how to manage our illness and energy well without feeling the need to explain or defend our actions. Discussion questions:1. Pause to consider: Do you believe you are worth protecting?2. Do you prioritize your rest, and if so how? 3. If you don’t prioritize your rest, why is this?4. Do you get the rest that your body needs, and if not, why?5. How often do you own other people’s actions, reactions, and opinions?6. How often do you allow other people’s poor behavior to pressure or manipulate you into allowing them to cross your boundaries? 7. Does your illness and energy level tend have an ebb and flow, and if so, have you taken the time to estimate how many good (or “better) days you have in a given month? 8. What resonates with you most, in relation to setting boundaries, in the Mary and Martha account?7. Who is someone you can role play with this week as you practice setting boundaries and/or saying no?Visit Jennifer online at http://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com, find her ministry at http://whollyloved.com, and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram. Episode Image Credit: Getty/gmast3r
Episode 7: When God Doesn't Heal What happens when you and everyone you know has prayed for you, for years, maybe even decades, yet you remain sick? Do you simply not have enough faith? Did you maybe do something that disappointed God, or perhaps fail to do something that would’ve pleased Him? If you’ve been sick for any length of time, you may have wrestled with these questions. Someone might even have told you, “If only you had more faith, then you’d be well.” And maybe those words still sting and cause doubt. Jennifer Slattery understands what that feels like. She’s prayed for healing for herself and others. She’s seen God’s miraculous works, but she’s also seen numerous prayers go unanswered. In both, she discovered key truths about God she hopes will encourage you in your journey.Discussion questions:1. Have you ever felt as if your prayers went unanswered? If so, how did you respond?2. Has anyone told you, or insinuated, that God would heal you, if only you had more faith? 3. How can an expectation of healing distort our view of God? 4. How can an expectation of healing indicate we’ve begun to overestimate our wisdom and perception? 5. How can an expectation of healing over-emphasize our experiences or time on earth?6. Does God always respond as we think best? Explain. 7. Have you witnessed a miracle? If so, share.8. In what ways has God been glorified through your experiences?9. What do you think God’s greatest priority for you is?10. How does knowing God’s faithfulness isn’t dependent on ours encourage you? Visit Jennifer online at http://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com, find her ministry at http://whollyloved.com, and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.Episode Image Credit: Getty/image_jungle
Episode 8: Living Beyond Ourselves In this episode, Jennifer sits down with Sarah Conaway, the tri-founder of Stromies, a ministry for Stroke Survivors. Sarah shares how God has ministered to her through her chronic illness grief and the ministry he has given her as a result.Chronic illness can make us feel as if our world has shrunk, and maybe in many ways, it has. But that doesn’t mean God can’t and won’t use us. In fact, our illness might lead to our greatest ministry. Two-time stroke survivor Sarah Conaway’s life changed dramatically after her stroke. She had to relearn how to walk and speak, while also dealing with lupus. But she stepped out before she saw where God was leading. Discussion questions:1. What has God been saying to you lately regarding your chronic illness?2. Do you sense a prick in your heart that might indicate God’s leading?3. What are some lies about your disability or illness that hinder you from fully living out what God is calling you to?4. What are some ways your illness has shifted your sense of identity? 5. Think of an area God has been nudging you in, but that you’ve resisted. What makes obedience hard?6. What is one way you can live beyond yourself, finding a way to love others, this week?7. We receive guidance through our intimacy in Christ. What is one way you can grow closer to Christ this week?Chronic Illness Resources:Visit Sarah’s ministry, Stromies, online at https://stromies.com/, connect with her and her ministry on https://www.facebook.com/stromies/ and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/three_stromies/.Visit Jennifer online at http://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com, find her ministry at http://whollyloved.com.Episode Image Credit: Getty/SaimonSailent
Episode 9: Pursuing Health in Our Relationships Chronic illness can drastically change our relationships with others. We and our loved ones go through an uncomfortable and sometimes painful transition as we try to find our new normal. In this episode, host Jennifer Slattery and her daughter Ashley talk about all the ways Jennifer’s chronic illness impacted their family, how they processed all the changes, and how God brought them to a place of emotional healing. You can listen to Jennifer and Ashley's episode of Faith over Fear, The Courage to Thrive with AnixetyGroup Discussion Questions:1. How has your illness impacted some of your closest relationships?2. In what ways might your friends and/or loved ones be in a state of grieving due to your illness?3. Have you and your friends and/or loved ones been able to have healthy conversations regarding your illness and how it impacts you and others?4. Consider some of the outward reactions your friends and loved ones have, especially in relation to your illness (or conversations surrounding it). How might those reactions point to deeper pain?5. How can we allow others to grieve and wrestle through their own emotions related to our illness without owning those emotions?6. Why is it important to circle back, after an argument or relational conflict to get to the root cause?7. What are some ways you can facilitate healthy conversation regarding your illness?8. Has your illness become the center of your attention? If so, how can you begin to shift your focus onto others and cultivate a genuine interest in their lives?9. Has your illness become the center of your family’s or friends’ attentions? And if so, what are some steps you can take to create a healthier emotional give-and-take?10. When might counseling be helpful?Episode Image Credit: Getty/Ponomariova_Maria
Episode 10: Growing Intentionally Instead of Giving Up Check Out Our Episode on Grieving Your Illness: https://www.lifeaudio.com/thriving-with-chronic-illness/episode-1-the-stages-of-grief-and-embracing-all-god-has-for-youAccording to Warren Wiersbe, when we experience difficulties, we can attempt to escape them, endure them, or enlist them. Our response determines whether we become bitter or better, discouraged and defeated or strengthened. Scripture tells us God will use every experience, our illness included, to mold us into the warrior ambassadors He created us to be, men and women who steadily advance against darkness and flood our world with the light and life of Christ. Chronic Illness Support - Questions:1. What are some ways people try to escape their pain or hardships?2. What is the difference between enduring a hardship versus enlisting it (learning from it)? 3. What does thriving mean to you?4. What does an immature Christian look like to you?5. What do you think contributes to spiritual and emotional immaturity?6. Hebrews 12:1 tells us to throw off every weight that hinders our “race.” What are some weights that slow you down or hold you back?7. What is one thing you can do this week to run lighter?For More Chronic Illness Resources:Visit Jennifer online at http://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com, find her ministry at http://whollyloved.com, and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.Episode Image Credit: Getty/aurielaki
Episode 11: Thriving with Chronic Illness in Marriage Chronic illness can put a strain on our relationships, but it can also lead to increased health and intimacy. In this episode, "Together Through the Storms" co-authors Sarah and Jeff Walton share their journey with Sarah’s illness, how her illness revealed lies that God wanted to replace with truth, and how holding tight to His character and truth has strengthened them individually and as a couple.You can find Together through the Storms here: https://www.thegoodbook.com/together-through-the-stormsVisit Sarah and Jeff online at http://setapart.net/Connect with Sarah on FacebookMarriage and Chronic Illness Discussion Questions:1. How has chronic illness challenged your relationship?2. Have you discussed those challenges openly and honestly as a couple?3. If you have discussed those challenges, have those discussions strengthened your relationship, and if so, how?4. When or how has your experience with chronic illness (yours or your spouse’s) triggered guilt? 5. Is there a lie attached to your guilt? 6. How can surrendering to Christ in the middle of your challenges help eliminate your guilt and your discouragement?7. How can your marriage, specifically related to all you experience in relation to chronic illness, proclaim Christ and the gospel?Visit Jennifer online at http://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com, find her ministry at http://whollyloved.com, and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.Episode Image Credit: Getty/Ponomariova_Maria
Episode 12: How Chronic Illness Can Deepen Our Intimacy with Christ Our greatest struggles with chronic illness often result in beautiful and ever-deepening intimacy with Christ. He’s constantly pouring His love upon us, and He’s continually speaking to us. While we shouldn’t let our emotions dictate our faith, if He consistently feels distant, we should question why.In this episode, Jennifer discusses our greatest prize—intimacy with Christ, and how we can experience an ever-growing closeness with Christ on our worst, sickest, and most painful days.Chronic Illness Discussion Questions:1. How would you define divine intimacy?2. When has God seemed closest?3. How often do you compare your interaction with God to how He interacts with, responds to, or guides someone else?4. What are some ways you intentionally draw close to Christ?5. Do you struggle with feeling as if you should do or be more as a Christian?6. Considering your answer to the previous question, have you unknowingly slipped into a works-based relationship with Christ? 7. In what way is God using your current struggle to draw your closer?8. How do you tend to respond when you experience doubt?Resource mentioned: Life Audio’s Faith Over Fear Podcast Episode 13: The Courage to Face Our Doubts: https://www.lifeaudio.com/faith-over-fear/episode-13-the-courage-to-face-our-doubts Visit Jennifer online at http://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com, find her ministry at http://whollyloved.com, and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram. Episode Image Credit: Getty/MargaretW
Episode 13: Knowing When to Push and When to Rest Balancing our time and energy with chronic illness can feel challenging and confusing. If we never push through when feeling unwell, we’ll likely never accomplish anything. However, we can easily overdo things, stealing our “jelly beans” as Jennifer terms it, and thus leaving us too fatigued for our highest priority tasks or activities. In this episode, Jennifer Slattery speaks with her Wholly Loved Ministry partner Victoria Mejias on how Victoria manages her time, energy, and symptoms as a single mom with progressive multiple sclerosis. Find Victoria online at:https://www.VictoriaElizabeth.comFind Jennifer Slattery at:http://jenniferSlatteryLivesoutLoudhttps://www.facebook.com/JenSlatteFind her and Victoria’s ministry at:http://whollyloved.comAdditional Resources:Faith Over Fear: Living with a Limp: https://www.lifeaudio.com/faith-over-fear/episode-4-the-courage-to-live-with-a-limp-embracing-our-weaknessFaith Over Fear: The Courage to Have Hard Conversations: https://www.lifeaudio.com/faith-over-fear/the-courage-to-have-hard-conversations-ep-18Group Discussion Questions:1. How unpredictable are your symptoms?2. What are some ways you can leave margin for unexpected difficult days?3. How accurately does your schedule mirror your priorities?4. What most challenges your ability to “push through” difficult days when necessary?5. What most challenges your ability to rest when necessary?6. In what ways do you struggle with guilt related to your limitations or necessary boundaries?7. What lies are tied to your guilt? 8. What truths regarding Christ, His plans and power, and who you are in Him, can speak to your guilt?9. What other fears are tied to your limitations or necessary boundaries?10. What truths regarding Christ, His power and plans, and your identity in Him, can speak to those fears?11. Is there anything God might be asking you to do in relation to what you take on and what you release?Episode Image Credit: Getty/Biscotto87
Episode 2: Dealing with Depression Chronic illness, for many, leads to depression. For some of us, our depression has a medical cause and might even be a symptom of our illness. Others of us have fallen into a depressive mindset because we’ve lost sight of hope. And still others of us might be battling depression, and anxiety, because we haven’t given ourselves the time and space to grieve. In this episode, Jennifer Slattery discusses the importance of grieving with truth and hope and learning to feel our deepest emotions with Jesus.Discussion questions:1. If you struggle with depression, have you determined or investigated whether your depression has a biochemical cause, is a symptom of your illness, stems from lack of hope, or from failure to fully grieve?2. Have you fully grieved all you’ve lost because of your illness?3. Do you feel you’ve grieved for as long as is necessary? 4. How can you “feel with Jesus”? 5. What might it look like to grieve in truth? 6. What might it look like to grieve with hope?7. What thing(s) do you tend to place your hope in?8. Why is it important to center our hope in Christ rather than health or circumstances?Visit Jennifer online at http://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com, find her ministry at http://whollyloved.com. Connect with her on:Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatteInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/Episode Image Credit: Getty/Malte Mueller
Episode 1: The Stages of Grief and Embracing All God Has For You If you have a chronic illness and are struggling with grief and loneliness, and looking for support, this episode is for you.In this episode, Jennifer Slattery talks about her journey through the stages of chronic illness grief: denial, bargaining, depression, all the way to acceptance.Discussion questions for Chronic Illness and Grief:1. What verse or passage most resonated with you in this episode?2. What are some things you feel you’ve lost due to illness? 3. Have you grieved those things? 4. What do you think Jennifer meant when she encouraged listeners to feel with Jesus? 5. Why is it important to relinquish what was (our old life and abilities) to accept what is? 6. Where are you on the journey to acceptance, and do you want to move forward?7. In what ways has or can your illness draw you closer to God?Visit Jennifer online at http://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com, find her ministry at http://whollyloved.com. Connect with her on:Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatteInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/Episode Image Credit: Getty/bsd555
Disparities in Hispanic Caribbean Nutrition and Chronic Disease In this episode, Dr. Melissa Fuster talks about the influence of cultural and structural factors on nutritional practices through the lens of Hispanic Caribbean communities. Dr. Fuster further talks about ethnic restaurants' nutrition environments and ties with healthy eating practices for chronic disease prevention and management.
Dr. Melissa Fuster is Associate Professor at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Her research examines the contextual factors influencing food practices and the policies and interventions implemented to improve them, as featured in her new book, Caribeños at the Table: How Migration, Health, and Race Intersect in New York City, with University of North Carolina Press, and current research with the Latin American Restaurants in Action (LARiA) Project, engaging Latin restaurants in designing and implementing innovations to facilitate healthier eating. She completed her Ph.D. in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and a postdoctoral fellowship in food studies at New York University. Before joining the faculty at Tulane, she was an Assistant Professor at the City University of New York Brooklyn College.
“I also became very aware that we, as a profession, meaning public health nutrition, tend to overemphasize culture at the expense of structural factors.”- Dr. Melissa Fuster.
Question of the Day: What is your favorite Hispanic or Caribbean food?
On this Episode you will Learn:
Influence of Migration and Food Insecurity on Nutritional Practices
Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
Disparities in Hispanic Caribbean Nutrition and Diet- Related Diseases
Obesity and Chronic Disease Community Programs
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Key Points:
0:00 - Intro with Shireen!
2:23 - Why did you decide to pursue a career in food policy and nutrition with a particular attention on minority and immigrant Hispanic Caribbean populations?
5:01 - How do cultural and structural factors such as migration and food insecurity influence nutritional practices?
6:55 - How do these factors impact Hispanic Caribbean communities?
10:30 - Your recent book, Caribeños at the Table: How Migration, Health, and Race Intersect in New York City, discusses how Hispanic Caribbean individuals and healthcare players like dieticians conceptualize “traditional diet” and high rates of diet-related diseases. Can you provide an example of how medicine racializes or pathologizes a Hispanic/Caribbean cuisine’s healthfulness or unhealthfulness?
13:40 - Why are ethnic restaurants' nutrition environments and healthy eating practices so important for chronic disease prevention and management? What disparities exist for Latin Caribbean restaurants?
19:02 - What can restaurants do to address disparities in Hispanic Caribbean nutrition and diet-related disease?
22: 40 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
24: 08 - Outro with Shireen!

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Real Talk: Empathy and Lack of Understanding In today's Real Talk episode, we discuss empathy, sympathy, someone's ability to be mindful and thoughtful of what someone else is going through, and how all of that relates to our spoonie lives. We'd love to hear your thoughts about this topic, as always, so reach out! Email us at hello@therealspooniesunite.com or connect with us on Instagram or join us and others like you in The Wellness Hub! Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Braving the Arctic with Rheumatoid Arthritis, RA Life Hacks with @RALifeHacks, and Must-Have Chronic Illness Tools | Episode #2 How do you manage a chronic illness in the Arctic? We’re about to find out with Laura from RA Life Hacks. She runs a fascinating Instagram page focusing on the small changes that can make living with Rheumatoid Arthritis so much easier. So what are those small changes that have changed Laura’s life? This episode is packed to the gills with Spoonie-tested practical tools, sage advice, and delicious recipes that can only come from a fellow chronic illness warrior.Listen as @RALifeHacks goes deep into her supplement regimen, explains the biggest misconceptions about RA, and raves about the one product that goes with her almost everywhere. (Hint: it involves a lot of extension cords.)All that, and so much more, on this week’s The Chronic Illness Playbook!Links Laura and Joe mentioned on the podcast...Home Sauna: https://amzn.to/3aevxu1The Legendary Heating Pad: Thermotex.comUse code RALIFEHACKS30: $30.50 off the bestselling Platinum unit +free shippingVoxx Socks: http://spooniesocks.com/Fitness Trampoline/Rebounder: https://amzn.to/3mca9b7To hear more from RA Life Hacks and Laura...RALifeHacks Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ralifehacks/ Laura's Etsy Shop, Polar Pen Pal: http://polarpenpal.comTo hear more from Joe and The Chronic Illness Playbook podcast...Podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chronicillnessplaybook Joe’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chronicillnessresources If you made it this far in the description, please send me a DM on Instagram to let me know! Really interested to see who reads to the bottom of these... :) Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/CIPB)
Challenging Whiteness and the Mediterranean Diet In this episode, Dr. Katherine Burt delves into how the Mediterranean diet plan is a white diet that perpetuates racist systems of oppression through being framed as the gold standard of healthy eating. She also discusses the need to diversify the field of dietetics and better include culturally rich food into dietary recommendations.
Katherine Burt Gardner Burt, PhD, RD is an assistant professor and Undergraduate Program Director of the Dietetics, Foods, and Nutrition Program at Lehman College, City University of New York. Dr. Burt is a registered dietitian and culinary nutritionist who teaches courses in cultural humility, cultural foodways, and professional practice. Dr. Burt’s research explores how systemic racial bias and the normativity of whiteness impact the dietetics profession and dietary recommendations.
“You need to be able to work one-on-one with people and in doing so, I would recommend cultural foods regularly. If it was something that my client told me that they enjoy, that they wanted to eat, we would work it in.”
Question of the Day: What is one cultural food you want incorporated into dietary recommendations?
On this Episode you will Learn:
The Mediterranean Diet
Systemic Racism in Nutrition
Including Diverse Cultures in Dietary Plans
Diversity in the Dietician Field
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Key Points:
0:00 - Intro with Shireen!
2:30 - What sparked your interest in challenging inclusivity and equity in nutrition?
4:55 - What is the Mediterranean Diet plan?
5:41 - How is the Mediterranean Diet promoted by healthcare professionals as the “gold standard diet” in the United States?
7:40 - How has the lack of diversity in dietetics influenced the infusion of the Mediterranean diet into dietary recommendations?
8:45 - What issues exist with marketing the Mediterranean Diet as the healthiest possible diet?
13:40 - How do nutritional guidelines constructed within the Mediterranean diet plan perpetuate systemic racism and harm minority populations?
17:45 - How can healthcare and dietetics professionals work to create more inclusive food environments that incorporate non-white cultures’ diets?
21:10 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
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Navigating the healthcare system- an enlightening perspective of two doctors. We've been wanting to bring you an episode on this topic for ages! We truly can't wait for you to listen to this discussion- definitely listen all the way to the end, we ask all sorts of real questions about insurance input, patient responsibility and advocacy, doctor's control, wording, appointment preparation- all the things! This episode is packed full of useful information and insight into the frustrations medical professionals experience when navigating the healthcare system, too. We also want to say- THANK YOU to ALL the medical professionals out there for keeping on going during this pandemic and for everything else you do for us all! You are so appreciated!!! Connect with us: https://www.instagram.com/therealwellnesshub/Email us: hello@therealspooniesunite.com Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Indigenous Food Systems and Food Sovereignty In this episode, Mariah Gladstone discusses the definition of food sovereignty and her involvement in the Indigenous food movement. She talks about what individuals can do to incorporate more indigenous, pre-colonial foods into their diet to improve health outcomes, combat chronic disease, and prevent diabetes.
Mariah Gladstone is Blackfeet and Cherokee and lives on the Blackfeet Nation in Northwest Montana. She is the founder of Indigikitchen, an online cooking show that reteaches information about Indigenous food preparation.
“I promote these ancestral foods so that we can really uplift those and recognize this ancestral wisdom that helped keep us alive for thousands of years before colonization.”
Question of the Day: What’s your favorite indigenous food?
On this Episode you will Learn:
Food Sovereignty
Decolonizing Medicine and Food Policy
Food as Resistance and Culture
Indigenous Food Systems
Reimagining Your Diet
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Key Points:
0:00 - Intro with Shireen!
2:10 - What drew you to become involved in Indigenous food systems and the food sovereignty movement?
3:40 - What is food sovereignty?
6:20 - How can we think about food as resistance and food as culture?
8:30 - What does it mean to decolonize food and medicine and “re-indigenize your diet”?
18:25 - Can incorporating more indigenous, pre-colonial foods into our diets can support chronic disease prevention and management? If so, how?
27:00 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
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Real Talk: Have your cake, and eat it... sometimes, maybe, or maybe not- food sensitivities chat ya’ll That's right- We're talking food sensitivities! Come on the journey with us as we discuss our ups and downs with the battle of staying away from foods we know aren't the best for us. And, we of course offer some helpful tips and tricks to help you with your food sensitivity woes. As always, we love to connect on Instagram, so DM us anytime! AND we love chatting in our community- The Wellness Hub, so join us in there too! Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Connecting Food Policy and Chronic Disease In this episode, Alyshia Gálvez discusses the implications of economic and food policy on food systems. She talks about how diet-related chronic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes are influenced by trade agreements and political forces, rather than just individual decisions. Listen to this episode to learn about what food policies need to be created to combat current issues in public health policy.
Alyshia Gálvez is a cultural and medical anthropologist. She is professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at Lehman College and of anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies and the Destruction of Mexico on changing food policies, systems and practices in Mexico and Mexican communities in the United States, including the ways they are impacted by trade and economic policy, and their public health implications.
“I think if we moved more towards policies that frame access to healthy and culturally appropriate food and healthcare as a right we would see a big shift in these issues.”
Question of the Day: Do you see a relationship between trade agreements and chronic disease?
On this Episode you will Learn:
Ideologies Surrounding “Healthy Foods”
Economic and Political Factors Impacting Chronic Illness
Effects of NAFTA and other Trade Policies
Reimagining Chronic Illness beyond Individual Responsibility
Nutritional Policies for Diabetes and Obesity
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Key Points:
0:00 - Intro with Shireen!
2:30 - How did you become passionate about public health and medical anthropology?
4:15 - How have social ideologies shaped the definition of “healthy foods”?
9:10 - Can you talk a little bit about your book Eating NAFTA: Food Policies and the Destruction of Mexico and what current issues exist in public health food policy?
13:10- What is the connection between food policy and chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes?
21:30 - How can we reimagine chronic disease to examine larger economic and political forces rather than blaming individuals for their nutrition?
24:50 - What nutritional policy changes would you like to see?
27:05 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
28:25 - Outro with Shireen!

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Real Talk: How to Cope When Your Facing Burn Out and Sh*t Hits the Fan We've all been there- when you feel like the smallest thing is going to be the straw that breaks the camel's back, what sets you over the edge, what finally makes things implode. After some incredible months, we both had a lot of shit hit the fan leading to us both hitting total burn out. This episode is about noticing what burn out is for you, and how to recover and get back to your best self. Don't forget- feel free to message us- we love connecting on social media, and we've got our incredible community: The Wellness Hubhttps://www.instagram.com/therealwellnesshub/Join our community, click here! Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Magnifying the Mysteries of Medical Misconceptions You have GOT TO LISTEN to this episode!! So often 'obesity' is labeled as a dirty word, in this episode, Dr Klausmeyer breaks down that stigma. He bridges the gap between body positivity, health, and medical obesity. It was an eye opening interview for us, with incredible information about the chemical reactions going on in the body and how that affects how we feel. He introduces us to visceral fat being its own endocrine organ... whaaat?! And offers tangible tips on how to advocate for ourselves in the medical system, as well as suggesting the exact names of tests we should ask our doctors for. Dr Kelsey is a wealth of knowledge and we were honored to get all this information for you! Connect with Dr Klausmeyer through ICMedicine below!https://icmedicine.com/https://icmedicine.com/our-doctors/kelsey-klausmeyer-nd/https://www.instagram.com/therealwellnesshub/https://www.therealspooniesunite.com/hello@TheRealSpooniesUnite.comhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/2443751542368935Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Surviving The Holidays In this episode of The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness, we ask that you look after yourself this holiday season. Self-care is so important, especially during these chaotic, unusual times and for people with chronic illnesses of course. Say no to the caroling or family get-together if you have to. Don't feel guilty for knowing how many spoons you might have left and not being able to exert your energy because you have to think about caring for yourself. Just remember, you want to say no so you can say yes to something else, even if that something else is yourself; that's okay, too. We also discussed the difficulty of food for some people around the holiday season which is usually associated with mass amounts of meat, carbs, desserts, and leftovers. Lastly, we touch on how to approach the potentially awkward conversations that could arise when a family member or family friend asks how you are doing.Social Media:https://www.instagram.com/therealspooniesunite/https://www.therealspooniesunite.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/2443751542368935E-book: https://chelseadcoaching.com/the-ebook MyWellnessHub: https://mywellnesshub.coMerch: https://teespring.com/stores/the-real-spoonies-uniteWorkbook: https://amzn.to/2GqFIi2Email: hello@TheRealSpooniesUnite.comSupport the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Questioning Personal Responsibility in Chronic Illness and Disease Adele Hite discusses current gaps in nutritional health policy and raises important questions about the ethics of nutritional interventions. She talks about how the Dietary Guidelines for Americans created a correlation between diet and chronic disease that has shaped chronic disease management. Tune in to find out how you can challenge the rhetoric of personal responsibility and individualism as the cause of chronic illness and diabetes.
Adele Hite, PhD MPH RDN is a registered dietitian with graduate training in nutritional epidemiology and public health and a doctorate in rhetoric, communication, and digital media. Her work combines biomedicine and cultural studies to explore food politics, nutrition science, and public health nutrition policy.Giveaway: Head over to Yumlish’s social media for a chance to win a free copy of Dinner Plans: Easy Vintage Meals!
“Dinner Plans: Easy Vintage Meals harkens back to the day before we were concerned about links between diet and chronic disease. Back when we were concerned about making sure that we ate good foods rather than avoiding bad foods.”
Giveaway: Head over to Yumlish’s social media for a chance to win a free copy of Dinner Plans: Easy Vintage Meals!
Question of the Day: Have you ever had ethical issues with nutritional guidelines? If so, what?
On this Episode you will Learn:
Nutritional Prevention of Chronic Illness
Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Social and Environmental Determinants of Health
Public Health and Nutrition Policies
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0:00 -Intro with Shireen!
1:36 -Why did you decide to pursue a career focused on public health nutrition policy?
3:00 -What does nutritional prevention of chronic disease currently look like in the United States?
5:05 -What are the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and how were they created?
19:30 -How do the reccomendations Dinner Plans Easy Vintage Meals differ from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans?
29:51 -How can listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
34:10 -Outro with Shireen!

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Real Talk: Anxiety and Depression with Cassie and Chelsea Today on The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness, Cassie and Chelsea chat together about anxiety and depression, and how that relates to someone living with a chronic condition. They first dive into some research at the top of the episode. Then they each share their own unique experiences with anxiety and depressive moments through their lives. We hope you find this particular episode helpful and relatable because after all, we are The real Life Show!MHA: Chronic Pain and Mental Healthhttps://www.mhanational.org/chronic-pain-and-mental-healthHarvard Health Publishing: The Pain Anxiety-depression Connectionhttps://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/the-pain-anxiety-depression-connectionSocial Media:https://www.instagram.com/therealspooniesunite/https://www.therealspooniesunite.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/2443751542368935E-book: https://chelseadcoaching.com/the-ebook MyWellnessHub: https://mywellnesshub.coMerch: https://teespring.com/stores/the-real-spoonies-uniteWorkbook: https://amzn.to/2GqFIi2Email: hello@TheRealSpooniesUnite.comSupport the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Talking All Things Disabled Dating and Entrepreneurship with Keely Cat-Wells vitalfield.com Use code SPOONIESUNITE for 20% offToday on The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness, we are joined by Keely Cat-Wells again. She is an entrepreneur and disability activist dedicated to systematic social and economic change in the world. With many awards to her name, Keely is the CEO and founder of C Talent and Zetta Studios. Keely founded her first company at a young age during a difficult time in her life. She is helping push the disabled community into the light; bringing awareness, fairness, and opportunities to disabled individuals. This chat with Keeley dives deeper into her journey with a disability and how it relates to dating, entrepreneurship, and having a healthy work-life balance.Keely's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keely_cat_wells/?hl=enKeely's Website: https://keelycatwells.com/C Talent Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/C_Talent_/?hl=enC Talent Website: https://ctalent.org/ Social Media:https://www.instagram.com/therealspooniesunite/https://www.facebook.com/groups/2443751542368935Our New Book "Live a Better Life":  https://tinyurl.com/36b3xzm6Our Book “Empowered Self Care”: https://amzn.to/2Q2bUxqMyWellnessHub: https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/the-real-spoonies-uniteEmail: hello@TheRealSpooniesUnite.comSupport the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Clinicians and Parents for Childhood Obesity Prevention In this episode, Dr. Eliana Perrin discusses the importance of clinicians and caregivers in childhood obesity prevention. She talks about how parents can help their children establish healthy habits from an early age and how clinicians can better intervene to prevent childhood obesity during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Tune in to learn how healthcare providers can better equip parents and caregivers to prevent childhood obesity.
Dr. Eliana Perrin is a general pediatrician, researcher, and expert in childhood obesity prevention and treatment. She focuses on communities that have been systematically disadvantaged. She studies how primary care teams can partner with families to help them engage in healthy behaviors throughout their child’s life. She is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in the dept of pediatrics and schools of medicine, nursing, and public health.
“And at the end of the day, it's important that our interactions with patients give them important information, allow them to be empowered to change whatever behaviors they're motivated to change for the reasons that are consistent with their values.”
Question of the Day: What habit do you do every day to stay healthy?
On this Episode you will Learn:
Child Obesity in the United States
Navigating “Toxic Food Environments”
COVID-19’s Impact on Childhood Obesity
Improvements in Patient-Provider Interactions
How Caregivers can Promote Healthy lifestyles
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Key Points:
0:00-Intro with Shireen!
2:01-What drew you to medicine and how did you become involved in pediatric medicine?
2:31-Can you briefly describe the current state of childhood obesity in the United States?
3:49-How do clinicians generally approach childhood obesity prevention with parents and families? What improvements, if any, can be made with provider-patient interactions?
9:10- How can healthcare professionals better help parents and caregivers navigate these “toxic food environments”?
11:05-How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected stress, food insecurity, and obesity?
13:42-How can parents best support children’s healthy lifestyles?
16:58-How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
18:31-Outro with Shireen!

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Real Talk: Sex, Dating, and Intimacy - Revisited We're back with one of your favorite topics - Sex, Dating, and Intimacy! It's a topic that we've chatted about before but we felt like an update was needed. ;)As always, our DM's are open, so feel free to message us about anything on Instagram or email: Hello@TheRealSpooniesUnite.Com :)Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealwellnesshub/My Wellness Hub Community: https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Climate Change and Diabetes Health Impacts Dr. Hugh Montgomery discusses the relationship between climate change and diabetes. Dr. Montgomery details how environmental factors of health affect diabetes, and why we should consider issues of environmental diabetes as a public health crisis. Tune in to find out what effects of climate change impact diabetes and what policy interventions are needed to address changing global environments.
Hugh Montgomery is a Professor of Intensive Care Medicine and Director of the Centre for Human Health and Performance at UCL (University College London). He Co-leads The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change.
“What's good for the body also by chance happens to be really, really good for the planet and what's harmful for the planet turns out to be very, very harmful for us.”
Question of the Day: How has your environment altered your diet and the way you eat?
On this Episode you will Learn:
Environmental Factors of Health
Connection Between Climate Change and Chronic Illness
Environmental Policy Changes and Public Interventions
How to Reduce your Carbon Footprint
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Key Points:
0:00 -Intro with Shireen!
1:40 -How did you get involved in medicine, and when did you become interested in environmental impacts on health?
3:30-What are the environmental factors of health?
14:45 -Can you elaborate a bit more about the importance of agriculture and food production patterns in diabetes prevention and management?
20:28 -Why is it so important we treat climate change as a medical and public health crisis and combat climate change and diabetes through integrated policies?
20:24 -Can individuals struggling with diabetes and obesity integrate knowledge of climate change and environmental factors into their daily habits?
28:11 -How can listeners connect with you and learn about your work?
29:40 -Outro with Shireen!

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Living Holistically with Lauren Cunningham vesloils.com Use code SPOONIESUNITE for 10% offOn today’s episode of The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness, we talked to Lauren Cunningham. She is a certified holistic health coach specializing in autoimmune diseases and is a recipe developer. Lauren creates recipes that she shares on her blog and for peoples’ fitness programs. Lauren takes a more holistic view on chronic illness. So we talked all things health, wellness, and stress management to take a more holistic approach to your lifestyle. Lauren also shares her tips and tricks to having a more healthy life.Lauren's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laur_cunningham/?hl=enLauren's website: https://laurencunningham.co/?p=7Social Media:https://www.instagram.com/therealspooniesunite/https://www.facebook.com/groups/2443751542368935Our New Book "Live a Better Life":  https://tinyurl.com/36b3xzm6Our Book “Empowered Self Care”: https://amzn.to/2Q2bUxqMyWellnessHub: https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/the-real-spoonies-uniteEmail: hello@TheRealSpooniesUnite.comSupport the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Real Talk: Cassie's Life Update Cassie and Chelsea are back giving a little update about what's been going on with their super busy fall! In this Real Talk episode, Cassie shares about what she's been up to and gives an exciting update on how she's been feeling lately!If you'd like to check out some of the resources that have been helping Cassie feel her best, here are some links below! Purchasing through these links and with our discount codes is a great way to support our show!vitalfield.com Use code SPOONIESUNITE for 20% offvesloils.com Use code SPOONIESUNITE for 10% offAs always, our DM's are open, so feel free to message us about anything on Instagram or email: Hello@TheRealSpooniesUnite.Com :)Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealwellnesshub/My Wellness Hub Community: https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
What is Diabetes Retinopathy? In this episode, Dr. Mitul Mehta talks about what is diabetes retinopathy. He dives into symptoms and treatment for diabetes retinopathy and how opthamologists and other healthcare providers can better support individuals with diabetes before their presentation with the disease. Tune in to learn more about diabetic retinopathy prevention and management.
Dr.Mehta teaches medical students, residents and fellows how to diagnose and treat diseases of the retina including diabetes mellitus, specializing in vitreoretinal surgery. He also co-founded an augmented reality visual aid company called Eyedaptic that makes devices to help people with retinal disease see better.
“So you have to control what it is you're eating to reduce your glucose levels. And so that's, you know, a whole thing that ended up itself as a whole field of medicine that's all dedicated to nutrition. And a lot of what you guys are doing here in Yumlish is doing that. And that's really important.”
Question of the Day: What did you learn from today’s episode?
On Today’s Episode You Will Learn:
Why Diabetes can Cause Eye Problems
Signs and Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy
Role of Ophthalmologists in Caring for Patients with Diabetes
Treatment and Prevention for Diabetes Retinopathy
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Key Points:
0:00-Intro with Shireen!
2:45-What is diabetes retinopathy?
3:45-Why do individuals with diabetes tend to have eye problems? What is the connection between diabetes and retinopathy?
5:22-What are some clinical signs and symptoms of diabetes retinopathy that individuals with diabetes should pay attention to?
8:10-What treatments exist for diabetes retinopathy?
12:30-How can ophthalmologists and other clinicians help with diabetes retinopathy prevention? What can be done to better identify at-risk patients before disease development?
13:17-How can individuals reduce their risk for developing diabetes retinopathy?
17:09-How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
18:12-Outro with Shireen!

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Diabetes in the Hispanic and Latino Population Dr. Enrique Caballero discusses type 2 diabetes in the Hispanic/Latino population and diabetes disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. He talks about diabetes education programs specifically for Hispanic and Latino communities and how diabetes management programs must be culturally adapted. Listen to this episode to learn how to best support nutrition in the Latino community.
Dr. Caballero is the Director of Latino Diabetes Health in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Director of International Innovation Programs in the Office for External Education at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Chair of the Health Care Disparities Committee for the American Diabetes Association.
“I think education needs to be a way in which we get to know the person first, what the person wants to do is able to do, what has happened before, what has worked, and what has not worked. And then based on that, suggest and work together in identifying a plan that would work.”
Question of the Day: What can be done to better support diabetes disparities for Hispanic or Latino communities?
On this Episode you will Learn:
Diabetes Disparities in Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Patient Education for Latino and Hispanic Populations
Community Outreach and Participation
Misconceptions in Diabetes Management
Latino Diabetes Initiative and Other Awareness Campaigns
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Key Points:
0:00 - Intro with Shireen!
1:45 - How did you get involved in medicine, and what drew you to work focused on diabetes in underserved communities?
4:05 - What diabetes disparities exist among racial and ethnic minorities?
7:40 - Can you discuss more about how diabetes affects the Latino/Hispanic population?
10:25 - What are some misconceptions in mainstream medicine surrounding the management of diabetes in the Latino/Hispanic community?
15:05 - How do you approach patient education for Latino and Hispanic minorities struggling with diabetes?
21:55 - Why is community outreach and participation crucial for diabetes management?
27:55 - How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?
30:40 - Outro!

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Real Talk: Life Updates Part 2 - Chelsea's Autumn Cassie and Chelsea are back giving a little update about what's been going on with their super busy fall! In this Real Talk episode, Chelsea shares about her wedding and another exciting life change that's happening soon too. :) Keep your ears out for Cassie's update coming soon! As always, our DM's are open, so feel free to message us about anything on Instagram or email: Hello@TheRealSpooniesUnite.Com :)Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealwellnesshub/My Wellness Hub Community: https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Mindset Management with Michelle Weber vitalfield.com Use code SPOONIESUNITE for 20% offMichelle is a life & biz coach who helps women attract clients, money, & health. She’s had different health conditions over the past 10 years including histamine intolerance, food intolerances, osteopenia, hormone imbalances, gut imbalance, HA, & anxiety. She had seen all the doctors (western, functional, holistic, specialists) & done different gut protocols with only short-term results. It wasn’t until she applied mindset coaching & emotional intelligence to relieve internal stress that she healed these conditions.Michelle's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mwithco/Michelle's Website: https://www.mwithco.com/Social Media:https://www.instagram.com/therealspooniesunite/https://www.facebook.com/groups/2443751542368935Our New Book "Live a Better Life":  https://tinyurl.com/36b3xzm6Our Book “Empowered Self Care”: https://amzn.to/2Q2bUxqMyWellnessHub: https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/the-real-spoonies-uniteEmail: hello@TheRealSpooniesUnite.comSupport the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
What is Whole Person Integrative Eating? Diabetes and Holistic Weight Loss In this episode, Deborah Kesten discusses her whole person integrative eating program and why food should nourish individuals physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially. She talks about the reasons for overeating and how individuals can manage their weight through holistic practices. Tune in to learn about diabetes and weight loss through a different approach.
Deborah Kesten is a nutrition researcher and award-winning author of Whole Person Integrative Eating: A Breakthrough Dietary Lifestyle to Treat the Root Causes of Overeating, Overweight, and Obesity. Whole Person Integrative Eating is a science-backed program for halting—even reversing—overeating, overweight, and obesity. And it may also help manage diabetes.
“I researched ancient food wisdom. That is what Whole Person Integrated Eating is based on - what to eat and how to eat - to nourish yourself.”
Question of the Day: When was the time food nourished you spiritually and socially?
Giveaway: Head over to Yumlish’s social media to learn how to win a free copy of Deborah’s award-winning book Whole Person Integrative Eating: A Breakthrough Dietary Lifestyle to Treat the Root Causes of Overeating, Overweight, and Obesity!
On this Episode you will Learn:
Causes of Overeating and Obesity
Non-Traditional and Culturally Relevant Nutritional Programs
Misconceptions and Misinformation surrounding Weight Loss
Who Person Integratie Eating
How Food Nourishes People Socially and Spiritually
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Permission to be Yourself with Nitika Chopra This interview was recorded last year right at the start of the pandemic, but we wanted to reshare it because Nitika does such a fantastic job talking self-compassion and self-love, topics that are super important this time of year. We had the most wonderful interview with the angel herself, Nitika Chopra. She is an absolute inspiration in the chronic illness world and beyond. Nitika is the founder of ChroniCon, a chronic illness conference in NYC, and the host of The Point of Pain podcast. We discuss everything from getting into your body with movement, to designing your life to feel healthy, to self love, inspiration and entrepreneurship, getting through a bad flare, to spirituality, and simply what it's like living this real thing we call life. This was such a dream for us to chat with Nitika, and a life changing hour for us, and we just couldn't wait to share it with all of you!https://www.instagram.com/therealspooniesunite/https://www.therealspooniesunite.com/hello@TheRealSpooniesUnite.comhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/2443751542368935https://www.instagram.com/nitikachopra/https://www.instagram.com/chroniconofficial/Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Relationship Dynamics (pt 3) A Romantic Perspective, an Interview with Jamie This episode came out last year in 2020 at the start of the pandemic BUT there's lots of great information that's still relevant especially for Valentine's Day! For our third episode in our mini series: Navigating Your Relationship Dynamics, we interview a romantic interest to give our wonderful listeners an up close and personal insight into the dating world, being open with your chronic illness, and overcoming your fears as a spoonie. Our hope with this episode is to show the world that sometimes our assumptions of people and how they'll see us aren't always the way things are, and maybe it really can be worth trusting someone and opening your heart to see what's out there.https://www.instagram.com/therealspooniesunite/https://www.therealspooniesunite.com/hello@TheRealSpooniesUnite.comhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/2443751542368935Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Real Talk: Life Updates Part 2 - Chelsea's Fall Cassie and Chelsea are back giving a little update about what's been going on with their super busy fall! In this Real Talk episode, Chelsea shares about her wedding and another exciting life change that's happening soon too. :) Keep your ears out for Cassie's update coming soon! As always, our DM's are open, so feel free to message us about anything on Instagram or email: Hello@TheRealSpooniesUnite.Com :)Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealwellnesshub/My Wellness Hub Community: https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Finding Radical Acceptance with Maggie Bowyer vesloils.com Use code SPOONIESUNITE for 10% offMaggie Bowyer (they/them/theirs) is a poet, cat parent, and the author of The Whole Story (Margaret Bowyer, 2020) and When I Bleed: Poems about Endometriosis (2021). They are a blogger and essayist with a focus on Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia, and chronic pain. They have been featured in Bourgeon Magazine, Capsule Stories, Detour Ahead, Written Tales, Scribe, and more. They were the Editor-in-Chief of The Lariat Newspaper, a quarter-finalist in Brave New Voices 2016, and they were a Marilyn Miller Poet Laureate. Maggie's Links:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maggie.writes/?hl=enAmazon book "When I Bleed": https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578867877/ref=cm_sw_r_as_gl_api_glt_fabc_5PBX7F5ZFRCY9VQQGJC7?linkCode=ml1&tag=maggiebowyer-20&pldnSite=1Website: https://maggiebowyer.com/Coupon code: spooniesuniteSocial Media:https://www.instagram.com/therealspooniesunite/https://www.facebook.com/groups/2443751542368935Our New Book "Live a Better Life":  https://tinyurl.com/36b3xzm6Our Book “Empowered Self Care”: https://amzn.to/2Q2bUxqMyWellnessHub: https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/the-real-spoonies-uniteEmail: hello@TheRealSpooniesUnite.comSupport the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)
Chronic Illness and Your Healing Potential Dr. David Hanscom defines chronic pain and discusses the physiological and environmental origins of chronic pain. He talks about how to deal with chronic illnesses such as diabetes using neurological and anti-inflammatory tools. Tune in to learn about how people can pursue dynamic healing as an alternative to mainstream chronic pain management.
David Hanscom, MD practiced complex orthopedic spine surgery for 32 years. He quit his practice in Seattle, WA to present his insights into solving chronic pain, which evolved from his own 15-year battle. He eventually escaped from the ordeal and discovered that mental pain is the biggest issue. Anxiety is the pain.
“The biggest block to healing is actually saying, okay, I can do this. I'm taking responsibility. Once people do that, it’s game on.”
Question of the Day: What is one step you are taking to treat your chronic pain?
On this Episode you will Learn:
Non-Surgical Methods for Overcoming Illness
Relationship between Environment and Chronic Pain
Harnessing Dynamic Healing Potential
How to Calm the Nervous System
Chronic Pain Management Tips
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Key Points:
0:00 - Intro with Shireen!
1:40 - Why did you decide to quit practicing orthopedic surgery and focus on nonsurgical methods to overcome illness?
11:30 - What is the relationship between environmental stressors and chronic illness?
15:50 - How can people with chronic illnesses get back in control?
21:10 - Is healing from chronic pain really this simple?
27:00 - How can people with diabetes or pre-diabetes take ownership of their health?
29:45 - How can people connect with you and learn more about your work?
31:45 - Outro with Shireen!

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