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 …

The Hidden Pain in Every Kitchen, Part I

Chefs spend their lives standing up, walking quickly, chopping, twisting, bending, and lifting heavy pots and pans. Executive Chef Mark Peel was the owner of the award-winning Los Angeles restaurant called Campanile. His work in the kitchen led to carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, and low back pain. He’s overcome all three conditions and continues …

The Hidden Pain in every Kitchen, Part II

Chefs spend their lives standing up, walking quickly, chopping, twisting, bending, and lifting heavy pots and pans. Executive Chef Mark Peel was the owner of the award-winning Los Angeles restaurant called, Campanile. His work in the kitchen led to carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, and low back pain. He’s overcome all three conditions and continued …

Torture

The Pain of Torture, Part II

The very word “Torture” conveys the stark reality of pain – pain inflicted intentionally upon another human being. We’ll hear the harrowing experiences of author Marina Nemat who endured painful foot lashings, a broken wrist, and narrowly escaped a death sentence while she was imprisoned in Iran. Dr. RaminAsgary founded and directed the Human Rights Program at the Mt. Sinai …

Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy helps stimulate the healing of chronically injured ligaments and tendons. It reduces pain and may even regenerate new tissue. Dr. Jeffrey Patterson (in memoriam) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine is one of the country’s leading experts on Prolotherapy and will give insight into this method of healing. Troy Tousey, our second guest, has …

Melodic Medicine, Part I

Listening to music helps control pain in medical settings like the ICU, and in chronic conditions like low back pain, fibromyalgia, and cancer. Our first guest, Tim Janis, is a renowned composer, producer, and performer. We’ll talk to Tim about the inspiration for his work and impact of his music on patients, wounded warriors, and …

Melodic Medicine, Part II

Listening to music helps control pain in medical settings like the ICU and in chronic conditions like low back pain, fibromyalgia, and cancer. Our first guest, Tim Janis is a renowned composer, producer, and performer. In Part II, we’ll talk to Tim about the physiological, psychological, and neurological benefits of music on our health, how music …

Joint Hypermobility Pain: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Harry Houdini, the famous escape artist probably had Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) – extreme joint flexibility where one can voluntarily dislocate and relocate their joints. Unfortunately, 90% of those with EDS suffer from chronic pain.  We’re joined by Maggie Buckley, who shares her experience with joint hypermobility, accompanying pain, and methods of coping with EDS. Ehlers-Danlos …

Stress and More Stress, Part II

Have you ever wondered whether stress triggers that nagging backache or headache? Our guest, Dr. Kathleen Hall, is an international stress expert that has worked with several Fortune 500 companies on stress and work life balance. She’s also the founder of The Stress Institute® and Mindful Living Network®. We’ll find out firsthand just how to …

Secrets for Coping with Pain, Part I

No one knows what life has in store for us.  When we have pain that doesn’t go away, how do we cope with the new life that now confronts us? Our guest, Toni Bernhard became ill with an acute viral infection and has never recovered.  We will delve into Toni’s experiences, and explore how we …