Addiction, Opioids, and Recovery, Part II

Drug addiction is a serious threat to our country’s public health because it leads to lost lives and lost productivity.  Opioids have been a special concern because there have been an escalating number of deaths related to their misuse. Our special guest is Chris Herren. As a professional basketball player, Chris played for the Boston …

Addiction, Opioids, and Recovery, Part I

Drug addiction is a serious threat to our country’s public health because it leads to lost lives and lost productivity.  Opioids have been a special concern because there have been an escalating number of deaths related to their misuse. Our special guest is Chris Herren. As a professional basketball player, Chris played for the Boston …

Easy Steps to Fitness, Wellness, and Weight Loss, Part II

Many people feel that exercise will make their pain worse, or lead to more damage. On the contrary, exercise can have the opposite effect, especially for low back pain. Mark Sisson join us once again. He’s made health and fitness his life’s work.  Mark’s the author of, The Primal Blueprint, he blogs at Mark’s Daily …

Easy Steps to Fitness, Wellness, and Weight Loss, Part I

Many people feel that exercise will make their pain worse, or lead to more damage. On the contrary, exercise can have the opposite effect, especially for low back pain. Mark Sisson joins us today. He’s made health and fitness his life’s work.  Mark’s the author of, The Primal Blueprint, he blogs at Mark’s Daily Apple, …

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Part II

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is non-invasive and produces electrical stimulation in the brain. It targets the outer layer of the brain called the cerebral cortex, and may help correct areas inside the brain that have been altered due to chronic pain. TMS is FDA approved for major depression and recently, a handheld form is approved …

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Part I

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is non-invasive and produces electrical stimulation in the brain. It targets the outer layer of the brain called the cerebral cortex, and may help correct areas inside the brain that have been altered due to chronic pain. TMS is FDA approved for major depression and recently, a handheld form is approved …

The Advocacy of ChronicBabe, Part II

ChronicBabe is an online support group for younger women who want to move beyond their pain to live full lives. It’s a supportive community that listens, teaches acceptance, and offers coping strategies. On today’s show, we’ll discover how ChronicBabe has given its founder, Jenni Prokopy the tools to accomplish more than she ever imagined, delve …

The Advocacy of ChronicBabe, Part I

ChronicBabe is an online support group for younger women who want to move beyond their pain to live full lives. It’s a supportive community that listens, teaches acceptance, and offers coping strategies. On today’s show, we’ll find out how the founder, Jenni Prokopy has overcome 20 years of struggling with fibromyalgia, why she created ChronicBabe, …

War on Opioids, Part II

The war on opioids began around 2010 when the Centers for Disease Control announced there were over 16,000 opioid-related deaths. That’s a big number – but not all of those deaths involved opioids alone. Our first guest, Angelika, suffers from a painful joint hypermobility condition called “Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.” Despite having a traumatic biking accident, she refused to go to the emergency room, fearing that she’d be labelled an addict, that her opioids would be taken away, and her pain would be left out of control. Author and journalist, Maia Szalavitz, then joins us. She’s written about the war on drugs and how it’s hurting patients who need them the most.

War on Opioids, Part I

The war on opioids began around 2010 when the Centers for Disease Control announced there were over 16,000 opioid-related deaths. That’s a big number – but not all of those deaths involved opioids alone. Our first guest, Angelika, suffers from a painful joint hypermobility condition called “Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.” Despite having a traumatic biking accident, she refused to go to the emergency room, fearing that she’d be labelled an addict, that her opioids would be taken away, and her pain would be left out of control. Author and journalist, Maia Szalavitz, then joins us. She’s written about the war on drugs and how it’s hurting patients who need them the most.