Pain and the Injured Skeleton Part II

Bone Pain is felt more deeply in the body than even severe muscular pain, and it’s often hard to pinpoint. It comes from common conditions like osteoarthritis and fractures, some viruses and more serious conditions like bone cancer.  Founding member and president of the Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation Charlie Harles share his triumphs over many years of skeletal …

shingles pain

Postherpetic Neuralgia (Chronic Shingles Pain)

Although the symptoms associated with shingles can be distressing, the pain that persists after the rash resolves, known as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most worrisome. Traveling, shopping, cooking, and even dressing may all come to a halt. Hacky Clark, a successful estate attorney explains firsthand how PHN has affected his life and PHN expert Dr. …

When Pain Threatens Your Appetite, Part I

Do we live to eat, or eat to live?  Are there particular foods that can actually alleviate painful conditions? Our guest is Lisa DeFazio, healthy lifestyle expert, nutritionist, and TV host. She’s a certified registered dietitian with a masters degree in Nutritional Science. Lisa will explore these topics and help us regain control of our appetite …

When Pain Threatens Your Appetite, Part II

Do we live to eat, or eat to live?  Are there particular foods that can actually alleviate painful conditions?  Can certain foods, vitamins, or probiotics fight pain and elevate our mood? Our guest is Lisa DeFazio, healthy lifestyle expert, nutritionist, and TV Host. She’s a certified registered dietician with a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science. …

Sexual Pain Part I

You may be shocked to find out that up to 20% of women have had sexual pain during their lives. That’s higher than the percentage of adults with asthma, cancer, or heart disease. Our first guest Jessica shares, for the first time in public, how she’s endured five years of misdiagnosed vulvar pain resulting in a …

The Pain of a Wounded Warrior Part I

Persistent pain is highly prevalent among military veterans and they often suffer one of the most intense types of pain imaginable- burns. Our guest is Johns Roberts, executive vice president of Warrior Relations for the Wounded Warrior Project. He was critically injured, and severely burned over 80% of his body while serving in the Marine …

Pain: America’s Biggest Health Problem Part I

Did you know that pain has reached epidemic proportions? In fact, 100 million people are living with chronic pain in America alone.  Our guest is Judy Foreman, author of A Nation In Pain.  She’s an award-winning health journalist who overcame her own battle with serious neck pain. She joins us to highlight her surprising and comprehensive research …

Pain: America’s Biggest Health Problem, Part II

Did you know that pain has reached epidemic proportions? In fact, 100 million people are living with chronic pain in America alone. Our guest is Judy Foreman, author of A Nation In Pain. She’s an award-winning health journalist who overcame her own battle with serious neck pain. She joins us for Part II to talk about gender …

Soothing Scents of Aromatherapy, Part II

Our first guest, Fran Munroe suffered from 50 years of migraine headaches that would leave her bedridden for 2-3 days. Aromatherapy has allowed her to escape a migraine more than 95% of the time.  Dr. Kamyar Hedayat, expert in medical aromatherapy, joins us again to share the power of essential oils in combating conditions like …

Gout

Gout: The King of Pain?

The pain from gout can be crushing.  It’s the most common inflammatory joint disease and affects over 5 million people in the United States alone.  It’s also been referred to as “the king of diseases and the disease of kings” because rich foods and alcohol, symbols of the “good life” trigger painful attacks.  On today’s …