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A highlight from S6 E10 - Real Conversations on Mental Health (w/ Special Guest: Patricia Perkins)
"May is mental health awareness month. And i felt it only right to release an episode focusing on the topic of mental health. Now if you've listened to the podcast for any length of time you've no doubt heard me talk about my own struggles with ptsd depression and mon experiences. Not all that uncommon in the veteran community. What you don't often hear though is from the veteran's spouse and on today's episode. I get to sit down with my wife patricia. As she shares the story of her own emotional journey with mental health diagnoses medications. Hospital stays and a whole lot more. This is the we serve now. What podcast where. I do my best to answer the questions. Veterans and their families are already asking so you can make your post military life your best life by way of introduction my name is aaron perkins i am a us army combat veteran daddy to amazing kiddos. Host of this podcast. If you hadn't guessed. And i am joined today by my beautiful bride patricia. Welcome to the show thank you. I'm so glad to be here excited to talk about a subject that i'm passionate about. Yeah absolutely absolutely well. Great to have you here. I'm i'm incredibly happy that you agreed to be on the show. Usually it is me saying. Hey i'm going to be recording tonight. So if you you and the kids can kind of keep it down a little bit and but really really grateful that you here today. So today was one of many days where you're going through this. I don't know call procedure or treatment treatment. Okay so so. Obviously i went with you. Today is able to accompany you to that treatment and it specifically four depression right and so start with today. Let's start with today in a kind of what happened today. And what the treatment is. And let's start there. Sure okay so. The treatment is called. Tm s it means trans cranial magnetic stimulation menendez Treatment that oddly. Enough stimulates your brain. It's post what is supposed to do is to help the neurotransmitters talk to each other better and it is usually reserved for someone who's tried a few different types of medication for depression but it also helps with like anxiety. Ocd and sometimes even physical pain. Okay so so so. This is not a it. Sounds like it's a noninvasive. It's not a surgery type of thing so basically the way they explain it. It's like electromagnetic therapy. Where like in the old days where they would maybe cut. Open your head and maybe electric your brain things like that but this obviously they're not doing that. You can sit down in this chair. It's kind of like the big dentist chair. They strap you all in and they put this big magnet next to your head in a certain spot at a certain level. It's already been determined by your doctor and it made me last twenty minutes. And then you're you're on your way okay. So is that it's not obviously. I know this right before listeners. This is not like a one time thing. This is one of how many treatments you have to get. Okay so today was off my fourth treatment and i think if i did the math right i have at least thirty three more to go. So it's over a nine week period and because of where we live. I have to drive basically an hour and a half to get there. And then i'm there for fifteen to twenty minutes in the drive an hour and a half and and yeah i i definitely know that. That part in itself is frustrating. The drive so let's go back a little bit now so you're having this it might not be invasive but stewart pretty extreme treatment of kind of remapping your brain right yes. It's it's had some side effects already some some anger some tiredness Brain fog lightheadedness. The way the only way. I can explain it. It's like there's a big garden with a huge gate and there's all these locks and each treatment seems to slowly work open a new lock and then hopefully by the end all the locks will be open and king come open and i can be free of depression anxiety. I don't know if that's going to happen. I have faith that it can happen so hopefully it does happen. You me both you both so so take us back a little bit. How did you get to this point. You know obviously you. Have you know some sort of depression or anxiety or whatever take us back to diagnoses and that sort of thing so i i got diagnosed probably sixteen years ago like actual clinical diagnosis of major depressive disorder and house have severe anxiety. I have d. c. Ptsd so what is so ptsd. I know what is cd. Basically childhood post traumatic stress disorder. And then i have. Ocd okay so so ptsd. Veteran community intimately familiar with cps d c p s de. It is then the so. How did that come about. I mean this this is like you know really getting into the nitty gritty of it a little bit but i had parent you know. I had parents that. They weren't believers not that that makes you any less of a good parent but they were involved with things that they shouldn't have been involved with and they didn't have a good relationship with one another so that meant a very rocky relationship with their children and so without getting into too much and making people uncomfortable. This is a really bad childhood really bad and even in my teenage years there was some other stuff that was really bad. So just you know things that people don't really think about as being post traumatic stress disorder. I've heard other people say. How can you even have that. You weren't a soldier. Well that's not reserved for soldiers or servicemen period. Post traumatic stress can happen after a car accident after your home gets broken into after a traumatic. Any traumatic experience you can. Pdf st right right so so with depression. You were diagnosed. She said sixteen years ago crack and so did the anxiety diagnosis. Come along with that or out of that will work. It was shortly after. I think they at i thought maybe it was just really bad depression and they realized that it was both mint so they started treatment to different treatments who different medications and over the years between the two just the depression and anxiety. I know i've had over sixteen or seventeen medications and sixteen or seventeen. I didn't know there were that many others time for i mean i know. There's a lot of medications out there right. But most i know i i'm gonna go out on a limb here and say most people when they're struggling with anxiety depression or even if they do have a legitimate diagnosis of anxiety. Depression or both. It's okay let me go get this. Let me go try it. You know and then if that doesn't work maybe they go try something else but sixteen or seventeen that that just sounds like an extreme number is sensitive to medications and so what may work for a lot of people. Just doesn't seem to work for me. Or i ended up being allergic to it but i will say that i did. This test called a g. e. n. e. s. t. and it's a dna test and that's something that you're psychiatrists can do for you. There is a cost involved but it will tell you which medications and you know. They're all different classes. Work for your dna type so you have a red section and you should stay away from those. You have a yellow section. That may help. And then you have. A green section is more likely to help with your dna type so that can help a lot of people. Stay away from having to try sixteen or seventeen different medications. Sure sure that that's a really good point. And obviously you. You didn't take that 'til later. Right actually took it last year. Yeah so the break i. I wish i could have taken ten years ago. But i don't think even knew about it and that's another thing i would say. Is you know educate yourself. Don't wait on your doctors to find all the resolutions for you. Like feel free to look and research and bring it up to your doctor. you know. it's a good point. So medication is just one side of the depression anxiety. Ptsd just one side of it before the medication happens. There's something that either. Your doctors realize your families realize or you personally realize something different in me. Something is not working as it's supposed to or it's manifesting in in a certain way and i know that when it comes to ptsd specifically it manifests itself in a lot of different ways. They can manifest itself in anger in inability to focus and chronic pain. In a guilt it can manifest itself in different ways. So let's focus on the. Let's say let's. Let's go with depression right the major depressive disorder. How did that or does that manifest itself in your life. The first time. I realized that i might have an issue with. Depression was actually. I had a really bad episode. After i had caitlin so caitlyn's daughter. Sorry caitlyn's her daughter. Yeah she's fourteen now. After i had her. I was sitting just watching tv. And she was sitting there beside me and her little old bouncy seat. And i actually started having these really dark feelings kind of like oppression and actually that coincided with an anxiety attack as well and actually got rushed to the hospital because they thought i was having a pulmonary. Embolism so they thought that. I had blood clots. I was about to die. You know there was but it was a mixture of depressive episode and anxiety attack which i had never felt before and that really scared me and the doctors were able to put me on medication to help with that. It did not stop it but it did help. Sure sure so what what happens next. You know you're you're on this medication. It's helping look what happens. Is there a point at which you realize. That medication isn't working or isn't working as well as it should. Yeah most doctors will tell you you know. Give it two or three weeks to really get in your system if you don't see any changes or if you see getting worse than you're to want to let us know so that we can adjust or change that medication and over the years. That has happened so often. That i i got to this place and i'll say that it's okay to do this if you need to. Own your closet by yourself and cry for a little while. 'cause you're just overwhelmed and nothing seems to be working and you want so badly to be quote unquote normal. Go have cry. Go eat ice cream or chocolate or something. I don't even care. It's okay to do those things. But i got to this place where i was like. None of this is working. I need something completely different. And i think that's when. I did the insight site testing because most of the medications that i had been put on. Were in my red list more in the list that was for your dna. These are not going to work for you. Oh wow so going through this process and the truth is i didn't even realize this at the time we've been married for fifteen plus years and i knew that kept having different medications tried and you like oh. This is not working but we had no idea why. It's not working until this test. You didn't says hey this might actually work for you Yeah that's that stuff okay. So what about the anxiety piece you know. It started with an executive attack How does that manifest itself or did it manifest itself in your life. So i have an odd anxiety like i have panic. Attacks panic attacks but generally speaking. I'm just anxious and it's like my anxiety and my ocd. Like to just hold hands and frolic through my brain and so what. I'm feeling extremely anxious. I have to clean everything so it's kind of like since i can't control my emotions i can't control what's going on in the world. My brain has to find something that can control and the cleanliness in my house. I can control thankfully because you and the kids are pretty neat people. But i have to do have to be able to do something. Control something to calm down. If i don't do that ended up in the closet crying eating chocolate well like you said. That's okay if you have to do. It's not not not every day but so talked about the depression. Talk about the anxiety. Ptsd how does that manifest itself in your life on a day-to-day basis weekly basis. How how often what does it feel like said the. Ptsd is like a whole different monster. That lives somewhere inside of my person. And the worst episodes i have with. Ptsd is when my children especially caitlyn our daughter when she reaches those age those ages where you've espn we. We had talked about this a little bit today. As we're preparing for the podcast but it was as a recall kind of like the same ages or proxy ages where something traumatic happened in your own childhood right so so then. My brain is like imagine that happening to kaitlin. Imagine that having to our son. Christopher and then it's like this overwhelming like it's not a mama bear feeling is a mama dragon. And it's like i will. I will died to protect but at the same time. It's then there's this the the little girl in me is like. How could my mom have let that happen. How could my dad have let that happen. Where was the the parental. where were they. Why did these things even happened. That i have this trauma but we're all human doing the best. We can now. That i'm older i can. I can look at my pass without being completely angry with my parents because they were just doing their best as well. Sure sure so. 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That will significantly reduce your stress anxiety. And if you think one on one attention could be the way for you. You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today. Alright so here we are back. Second half of the show here with my wife patricia talking about mental health. And it's okay. She's looking at me right now. She's like oh just made a noise like it's okay. Well we'll cleared up. It's fine and so so anyway so here talking to my wife patricia about mental health and about her own challenges and struggles with it. And so obviously there's no one in your corner so to speak. I mean there's the stigma associated with it but there's also no one kind of coaching. You through this of like okay. Well if this isn't working here's what you do right not currently. I've had counselors in the past. You know and they've we've tried to work through things. I have been the hospital couple of times. And i think there's a lot of people who mean well but it doesn't mean it's going to work for you and so i feel it's important that people understand that if you do have a mental illness. It's okay to research an advocate for yourself. You don't have to wait on a doctor or counselor or someone who you feel like is more intelligent or just because they have letters after their name that they know you better than you do feel free. No not feel free. Please speak for yourself. that's huge. That is so huge. And i think that advocating for yourself is such a critical element of getting the help you need. Because when i think of veterans who are struggling right. You know whether whether it's a physical health or mental health concern. They know themselves like better than anyone else knows them and so when they go to the doctor when i as a veteran go to the doctor i have an obligation to myself right to be as honest and as really a as direct as i can like look. This is the problem. This is how. I'm feeling. I'm here for you to help me fix it right. But then there's the stigma especially in the military community. Where if something isn't working right in your brain you're not working right. Oh absolutely that is the stigma is is really and i think the worst thing about mental health diagnoses today at least in america. If not all over the world it absolutely needs to be normalized that your your brain is an oregon and just like your heart and all your heart muscle but you could knees your liver. If any of those things were failing if they weren't working like they were supposed to have so many people around you. Hey what can i do for you. What can i do for your family. Could i get my blood tested to see if i could be donor. How in the world could make your life better but you hear someone is in a three month depressive episode and they can't even get out of bed. I don't see people lining up with casseroles. I don't know. I don't see that happening. You know if you have to leave an event because you had an anxiety attack there's whispers. There's not help this is strong. It is so strong. And there's a you know within the military there is a fear and i will say rightly so that if you say hey i have this particular mental condition it can potentially impact your career and in the civilian world because well as a mom i if another mom i don't know maybe somebody's going to hear this and maybe they don't want their kids hanging out but as a mom you think. Oh can this person actually take care of my kid. While i'm away or is everything issue going to be too overwhelmed. Is she going to have some kind of attack. That i don okay. If you know somebody like that. Just educate yourself right and know that that person wouldn't take on that responsibility if they didn't feel they could handle it. Yeah absolutely and you know. That's a critical point to is. There is so much misinformation out there about mental health. And you know here's the thing. Hollywood doesn't help and i'm not going to rant. I'm not. I'm not trying to say like oh. Don't make movies about people with mental conditions. You know but there is this you know. The joker movie that just came out with a joaquin phoenix. That's joker yeah. Okay so you know. He obviously has a mental health problem. It looks like severe depression and he turns out to be this mass murderer. Right and so people associate edison. He's bipolar but go ahead. Fair enough fair enough so people associate those mental health conditions with something so extreme that they saw on a screen or read an article. now there are extreme cases. it's true. I mean you can't just say that that. No one is that bad off but there are people that bad off that they're not usually the people who look like they're doing okay. There those the people who are really struggling there are more signs right than than you just meeting them. Like if i just walked up to you and said hi. My name's patricia. Perkin tie you doing. You would never think i had five mental disorders right. You know someone. who's that far gone. You know they're going to be showing signs. Oh yeah absolutely for sure for sure and you know the thing is when it comes to mental health when it comes to you know having a a severe enough level of mental health challenges concerns whatever. You wanna call them. If you don't have an official diagnosis right there are so many. I guess levels is probably the best way to put it of of severity. Because you know like saying. Hey i'm feeling depressed for a couple of weeks is a far cry from major depressive disorder right okay. Yeah may i believe probably should have been a little more research but it would be depressed for at least six months before. It is a clinical diagnosis. And so there's going to be events someone dies. A friend moves away. You have to switch jobs then you could go through a you know a few days or a week of feeling depressed. That's normal. yeah exactly. That's the normal depression. That's not the go quick. It'll medication so you can feel better. That's right it's just a normal life happens and you get down and i've even had people say to me. Well you know you have a lot of stuff. You're very blessed. You have a nice home. You have a great husband. Smart kids you you you have you have you have you have. That has nothing to do. With what my brain is doing. I have the intelligence to know that. I a blessed person a blessed individual but that does not mean that my brain is going to let me enjoy all the time. Yeah that's so true. That is so true. And so i just saw an article earlier today from cnbc said fifty one percent of young americans are struggling with mental health. Fifty one percent. I can believe and i think a lot of that if i can just put in. My personal opinion is social media. I'm sure you constantly see people who are throwing up. There highlight reels on instagram. And some of them still on facebook and then those who are throwing out things on twitter but there you're not getting their whole life you don't read what's actually going on. I mean if people looked at my facebook they would see highlights. Because i want to show the good. I don't want to show the days. I don't wanna get out bed. Showed the days where. I'm like begrudgingly. Driving my kids to school because i have to. I'm an adult to do these things. You don't see those things and especially the generation under us. They're so obsessed with social media that they think that's real life. I mean i have a good life. But it's not insta worthy like everything. I do isn't gonna be popping up on instagram. Because it's not real life right. That's just advertising then like you said it's just highlights right. Yeah and so. I want to go back to the stigma piece for just a minute. Because that's a piece that i'm really passionate about and you know in the military you know being healthy being fit to fight. That's part of the job if you're broken your broken leg unit can't use you to go to war right. You have to get that leg fixed. I if you're broken mentally your unit may not be able to use you to go to war because like there's something wrong with you and like the. The thing is with the stigma. It's okay in you know outside of the military that things that your body or your brain is not working like it's supposed to and i've heard so many veterans so min- countless veterans really be rating their brothers and sisters in arms when they talk about having. Ptsd like your combat. Experience was different than mine. Therefore you don't have ptsd or you can't be depressed or you can't be anxious like you're just whining because you want to get paid from the va. You want the va to take care of you. That's ridiculous it. It really is our veterans out there who just looking for that that extra little bit of money out a month sure. There are but by and large the majority of veterans who who are having the courage to stand up and say. Hey i got something wrong in my brain. It's not working like supposed to. They should be applauded and say you know what that is. Surreal courage that you having right now to go and say i need help. Yes it takes a ton of courage and just in time out of being a military spouse and then my time out of it and interacting with veterans and even people who are still currently serving. They they have these but they don't even know how to say it out loud. They will become an alcoholic. But there's nothing wrong with me. I had no problem with war. Or when they get out of the military you know they get hooked on drugs. Oh in the military didn't affect me very much. I'll have i don't have any. Ptsd that that crazy stuff you know or all of a sudden. They're wife isn't good enough. Their kids aren't good enough and they want to be away from them at all times. They don't want that interaction but they say they're fine because they're afraid to say i might be broken inside and might need some help. So instead of having the courage to say that they are literally ruining their lives in other ways right what alcohol would drugs with breaking up their homes with neglecting their responsibilities. That's may there's so much i want to. I want to fix it right. I want to fix the stigma. Problem wanted but there is no easy way to do it. But i think what we're doing right here is having the conversation for the world to hear that. Look it's not just veterans. It's not just veteran spouses. It's according to that article. Fifty one percent of young americans who are struggling with some sort of mental health condition right regardless of what title you go by better in active duty man woman boy girl. Mental health is no respecter of persons. I'm sorry mental illness right. No you're right and mental health needs. You know it doesn't matter who you are. What are what color you are just like any like. I said any other body part in any other thing. That may need attention. Don't be afraid to give it that attention. Don't be afraid to speak up and speak out. Don't let the stigma hold down. Yeah for sure so from our conversation today. I know we're running up on time. So we're gonna wind this down and you know. Obviously you and. I have talked about this a lot and me in the future. I'm sure we will get you back on the show and talk and talk about about this and how fixing your life especially how the team s treatment is grain because he you know. I'm not afraid to talk about right. My inner demons especially can help somebody else. I feel like i feel like god puts us through situation so that we can help other people and if we can't take the bad and turn it around and help someone than what's it for and i have to have faith that it's it's to help others. Sure sure so. We have alluded to these three big takeaways right like the big takeaways from this episode. We've alluded to them throughout the episode. We've talked about them. We've even said them but remind us remind listeners. What those big three takeaways are from listening to this. I would say the first one is to advocate for yourself like i said. Don't be to research. Don't be afraid to figure out what might work for you. Ask for the jewish site testing. Ask for even if you've been on medication for a long time talking about the s you know there are other ways to go about it than just constantly saying in that cycle of pill after pill after pill with no results there. There is light at the end of the tunnel. So don't be afraid to say. Hey i think this might help me. What do you think. Don't wait on them. The second one i would say is. Don't let the stigma prevent you from seeking help Let's there is nothing wrong with you. If you have mental illness nothing like innately wrong review. You are just a person who is struggling and number three. I would say no that you are not alone like you were saying that article fifty one percent of young americans. This isn't even us. The older americans during these are young americans who were struggling. You're not alone. find group. fine fine started group. It right to you know. Don't don't stay alone either. When you isolate yourself things. Things often get worse so definitely seek out others who may have similar problems going on that you can talk through to to have some sort of accountability with and accountability is huge. It is huge and those are the three big ones. But i wanted to add one more. And it's something that i've done personally and it has to do with what i was talking about with social media and it's so funny because our pastors just said at this sunday delete block. You do not have to look at sally. Suzy sampson's and wish it was yours. Delete her blocking her. If if watching her highlight reel is taking your joy. Delete her if mr man who has it all together all the money all the muscles and the most beautiful wife you've ever seen if that stealing your joy delete him bought him because you need to focus on you and yours is so good. That is so so good so patricia. It is been an amazing conversation with you. I wanna thank you personally. Thank you for your courage to come on the show and talk about not just health in general but your own mental health your own struggles with the diagnoses. You know you've had hospital stays as a result had so many things going your life and so thank you so much for talking about this important topic with us you know. We all have a lot of questions but the most important question you can ask yourself is. This have accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus christ and before we go one thing. Patricia wanted me to point out was earlier. she referenced. cpt. St and she called it childhood. Ptsd it is actually complex. Ptsd would she informed me of later in complex. Ptsd is brought about from long term trauma that might be physical emotional sexual abuse own going childhood neglect things like that. It could even be a prisoner of war type of situation that brings about complex. Ptsd so just clarification. There that that was what she was referencing in the second. Half of the episode. You may have heard probably did hear a lot of clicking in the background while that clicking was my burien husky running around on a hardwood floor and unfortunately we can't edit that out he just kind of made a cameo appearance on the podcast so that dog is the way i deal with my ptsd and depression having a pet. It just helps a lot so anyway. Thank you so much for listening. It has been a joy sharing our hearts with you today. Be sure to check us out on social media. We at facebook at courage to fight again. Instagram also occurred to fight again and twitter at courage again and check us out on our website at courage to fight again dot com a whole lot. More resources there well until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.
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Philadelphia Eagles CB Darius Slay on Matthew Stafford trade to Los Angeles Rams, what to expect from Jalen Hurts
"And all pro a pro bowler the interception leader in the entire. Nfl in the year. Two thousand seventeen now philadelphia. Eagles formerly of the lions ladies and gentlemen dairy slack pickling was good. It was good how you doing man not too shabby. I just sneezed a couple of times. Because i'm allergic to the cable companies over charging people it's unbelievable. What's going on out here. Darius i just saw you i believe you were talking about you. Stafford with the nfl films. He is leaving officially now. We'll get into you by the way i want. You know we do appreciate you coming on. We think you're baller. We'll talk about your life as well. But i would like your thoughts on something. It's happening pretty topical here. Matthew stafford is going to the los angeles rams night. The guy who wore number nine put out a nine minute video via the detroit. Lions which basically was emotional. It was a beautiful watch. Evan fox diehard lions van damme. your. I almost cry me so there was. Yeah yeah me too. I got a little. What if there's a lot of people i think are about to be introduced to matthew stafford. 'cause when your quarterback for the lines are not necessarily on prime time television all the time except for maybe thanksgiving. He's an absolute stud. And i think a lot of people are about to learn that. Do you feel the same way as somebody that was shared a field with him. For what six seven years or whatever in detroit and he got mad they gotta gotta go be unbelievable down man on the la. He's a very talented man. Smart guy he will work hard and He's a great leader. Man lead by example. He approached practice. The right way Like i never seen it. professionals is a long time and he. He's he's the man what is what do you think he's gonna do to that team. And that offense obviously he and mcveigh both guys of alpha personalities. But it seems like stafford. Also is one of the tougher quarterbacks ever to play the game i know he played with. What a broken back. Like what do you. What do you think he does instantly for that office. Up thinking to bring a lot of like know accuracy. Deep ball guy He will carry a team man go he could take any low In low you wanna give him you know. Click gays comeback. Like i said for longest man. Staffer was only missing a great defense in our Around half a great defense. Becky continue to get the ball back when i was at time. Stafford was putting up thirty points. Defense flutie given up thirty points to as well so but guy that got a defender keeping twenty point under seventeen points under yes tap. Wanna put up clear. A thirty points easily. Isn't that something that's pretty interesting is. We're talking to darius like corner for the philadelphia eagles. Now isn't that something interesting to think about in this is coming from a corner. Who's on defense. Is that a thought. Hey if we keep them under twenty points are guys going to be able to get an. Is that a goal going into each game. Hey now greenwich last shutout. We want this but the realistic like. Hey if we keep this under twenty. There's a good chance guy's gonna get that. Is that something that actually goes through your mind yet. Easily may cause you know a you see the work definitely with guys like staffer. Long enough man. He gets hot seagoing man. He's unstoppable star any kind of way Making the easiest Hardest make look easy. And you know that's always a defense go to have a team on the twenty. Most of the guys honestly as a quarterback league wants big status scoreboard up. I'm not going to ask you about the drama. That's been surrounding your team. Because there'd be incredibly unfair to you. You're not involved in that but jalen hurts appears to be the quarterback going into next year for you guys. What did you see. Jalen that makes you think like okay. This guy is going to be our guy. There was moments of greatness out there. I don't think everything was as smooth on offense as out of the ball last year as we would hope. But what do you think like philadelphia. Eagles fan should expect from jalen hurts. That you've seen behind the scenes. It's like hey this is. There's a reason this guy's going to be our guy now because he's a great leader as a young guy came to a chip on her shoulder. honestly man no disrespect carson. But he always felt like that was his spot. You know Causing the great guy but he came into the yoga came into the room into basic on. Take over to the office. You know as Why not disrespect me. Just as in i want to come compete against you to become this guy and i want to be the face at his team. He always had a ball always had drive in that kind of separate a lot of guys that you know. He was kind of just determined. You know is competitive. Why not disrespectfully. It just like mom. Okay to compete. You're the best rocky for the team. That's all were you surprised at all. Were any teammates surprise to see him. Like what's he like that from day one Well we already saw that. He had a lot of swagger about him ignored college. That's what we use as the term. Now as you see a goddess plan college boy he got a lot of sway. You carry yourself the right way and you can see in alabama and he you ever had to take no game bitch at a at a taleban. Dan going over. The numbers being heisman candidate. You know so. He had a lotta drive yet. A lot of a lot of stoudt loves to prove he. He's ready to prove it right now.
How Emotional Awareness Turned Self-Doubt into Self-Acceptance
"Gail murray. Thanks for joining me. I appreciate it. Yeah i'm mixed fighting. Thank you so as i've been asking all of my guests in the past couple of months. Are you staying healthy. Yes i am. I'm very lucky to be in an area. That is very important with their mouths. And everything. And i'm already doing something new. Which is. I'm trying to gluten free diet so that's helping me feel a little better. So that's really. That's a really good thing so excellent. Excellent is easy to find food. That is at our. It's funny i was just talking to somebody about an hour and a half ago and they went and got sushi in. They couldn't have the soya sauce because it has gluten in it which one of the things. I've only been doing this for a few days. It's very new to me. And one of the things i've found out is there's gluten in things that you wouldn't even think about. I mean you think about pasta and brad and all those kind of things but you have to check labels on everything and so there. There's certain sections of the grocery store so that's really helpful but it's definitely not cheap so that's something i'm getting used to but the good thing is it's not an allergic things it's just an intolerance and so if it does happen if i do have a little bit of it it's not the end of the world but i'm just trying to be a little bit healthier so right right good for you give credit i. I don't do a great job of eating healthy. I used to and i got really lazy. And so that's so. Be it right back to it again. Maybe so arial. Gail marie you have come to me because you reached out as a couple of other guests have done as well and said you know. I'd love to tell my story. I have a story that i think others would benefit from and as i was telling you before we hit record. I love stories like that right. I love speaking with people who truly are passionate about their story and want to share it with others. So thank you so much for doing this. I really do appreciate it so tell me before we jump into you know where you come from and how you got to where you are now give me sort of the reader's digest version of your story so And sort of a minute or less. Where did you come from. where are you now. and then let's go back and fill in the gaps spray. Yeah so thank you. I'm really excited to be here. Really excited to share my story So short i grew up in a very conservative christian household and that has affected me in ways that i think a lot of people don't think about unless they think back or they really ruminate on that and Growing up and getting away from that has made me think differently about things like faith and sexuality and who i am as a person and so it's changed me in ways that has really affected me and the people around me and so i've been able to kind of open my mind's more and be able to really share who i am and who i wanna be so Just being able to look back at how. I was raised but also know that even though that might not be a bad thing i was in an environment that was not great for my mental health. Earlier for Some other things but being able to really grow apart from that in my own personal way to share show that i'm not less of a person for not being a part of that anymore. It's good for you. Thank so it. Sounds like i could be wrong. But that you you may have gone through your own Counseling experiences over the years to come to some insights. So you know this. You may know but what goes on in our earliest childhood from birth right up until today all of that informs our beliefs our values our morals in the way we emotionally experienced the world including our relationships in our jobs in our parenting so i would love to go back to those earliest memories and understand your understanding of that. So how do you suppose so. So tell me a little bit about your family growing up. I had two parents mom and dad. I have two younger brothers on the oldest child the middle brother. He was adopted when he was really young. She a different race than the rest of my family. So that you know caused a lot of interesting things. When i was growing up and then you know we were. I would say middle class upper middle class. We never had to worry about. You know where our next meal was coming from. We we brother is african american. And where did you grow up. What part of the country. I grew up in missouri. So i was born in north dakota but i was mostly in missouri for most of my growing up years and so you know we had a family dynamic where it was very. You know Do your best you know. We got to do activities. We wanted to do like. I was really into theater so they released supported me in that which was really great by brothers. Were really into sports. I tried softball but that was a one time thing. That didn't go very well and they had us go to church every single sunday. And i think that that we can get into that in a little bit but that was big A big thing of my growing up. That i don't look positively on but i think besides that they were very good at making sure that we could do the activities. We want to do that. We were supported in school that if we know had any issues that we could come to them so those were most of the earliest memories that i had spending time with my family going on vacations doing activities that i like to do
Biden Signs $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan Into Law
"I'm Chris Foster the Democrats coronavirus, financial relief and stimulus plan to sign into law by President Biden. Historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country on giving people this nation working people middle class folks, people built the country of fighting chance. Nearly $2 trillion American rescue plan passed with precisely zero Republican support in the House or the Senate. Presented a plan at the White House. The president found two beef two small so Democrats with their new majorities in the House and Senate. Go it alone, passing the first bill dividing presidency. Well, they really wanted was to find a way to go. Sure in their liberal progressive pay everybody built in Scott's Republican senator from South Carolina. We spoke to him yesterday. Unfortunately, they were able to succeed at that, but hopefully we'll have a chance to push back on it. It is one of the most ridiculous pieces of legislation that has so little to do with covert relief and everything to do with the progressive wish list. I mean, you could have these calls for bipartisanship, but in the end, they really they just needed Joe Manchin and other centrist Democrats, right? Absolutely. When you look at what they've done, they were able to Tonto. I don't want to go or buy off, but they were able to negotiate with the mansion. To lower the unemployment from 400 to 300, But then they extended it. The September said. In a different way, I believe what we sit what we saw happen. There was the are now paying people to stay home even longer, Not through June or July. But now through September. And interestingly enough, Chris the unemployment rate has gone down, not up. We had 379,000 new jobs added to the economy. The last thing we need to do is extend the unemployment benefits until September, when in fact the recovery as fragile as it is. Continues. Center. Ah, lot of Americans are very happy about are going to be very happy about this film, including some of your constituents. South Carolina's got something like the 10th highest poverty rate in the country and a lot of people. Gonna be very happy to get this child tax credit and getting essentially huge races in their take home pay. What do you tell them? Well, Chris, this is this is a baby. Well, honestly, the road to socialism starts with one step. And the bottom line is that what we're looking at here is not paying people for increased production, not paying people for increased challenges that were brought on by the government. They're simply making this into Progressive approach, ushering in the first few steps of socialism, and that is a huge challenge. A new study shows that all the covert stimulus caused each American $17,000. That That means that we're simply pushing ourselves in the wrong direction with these resource is being put out there. But, yeah, people like money. There's no question about that. But when they understand that they have to pay it back. You like it less when you add interest on top of that they like it even less. And when they understand that they may be compromising the future of the next generation of Americans by spending money today that we don't have that we have to borrow from China. That the bad thing for every single American in every single American child that we have the generations to come will face an avalanche of debt unnecessarily. So because of $2 trillion under the guise of covert relief, when, in fact, it's social policy that transforms the American economy. And now this, I mean, look, it's only got through because of budget reconciliation. We're spending bills. Be passed with 50 votes and no filibuster right now. Other than spending bills are Democrat. Is this a last gasp for them? Or are they gonna get anything through their voting rights bill The House passed this week and infrastructure playing this gun legislation pending If they can't If they can't get any GOP votes on anything. Might they just throw their hands up and say Fine? We're killing the filibuster. Everything needs 50 votes. Way I watched your mansion trying to walk through that minefield on Sunday, and the truth of the matter is what he said Woz that he is willing to make the filibuster harder to use that is very dangerous. Stiller Buster conversation is a slippery slope. We know that you give the Democrats inch They want a mile, and that's not good for the American people. And frankly, the agenda of the left is so radical that the center right country that we still have Is going to have an allergic reaction to the medicine brought to the table. And that may be very good for us in 2022, prayerfully and 2024, But Maurin importantly, it is just bad policy and the stench of it will, I think made people noxious. The more we see the thought that we're going to give a 16 year old the rights of vote because they believe they do better with younger people that we do doesn't sound like they're looking for a way to level the playing field. The thought that they want to nationalize elections. We should be looking for ways to limit Mail in ballots, not expand mail in ballots. We should be looking for ways to expand voter. I d not eliminate voter I d. So what they're trying to do is position this country not to recover from their lurch and then leaked to the far far far left. Those are dangerous position in their HR one. And you and I both know that we're gonna have to fight tooth and nail to protect the second Amendment. We are in for that fight. We're in it to win it. We will, because America was founded on the concept that we must be. We must have. The resource is in the arms necessary to defend ourselves, period. And that must stand and that is one of the things that's one of the reasons we should be very thankful for our Constitution, and especially
World moves to embrace vaccine passports
"Of a vaccine passport. Before you can travel was gonna closer Look at that. Joining us now, NBC radio national correspondent Rory O'Neill. Good morning, Rory. Good morning, you know, and it's trickier than you might think trying to navigate these waters because who sets the standard and what about your privacy concerns as well? And even if we get these vaccines rolled out, it's not as if everyone has access to them just yet, So it's a case of have and have not. You know what vaccine passport would essentially show proof that you've gotten your vaccine. That what kind of form doesn't come in? Is it something on your phone? But if you don't what if you still use a flip phone or eyes, it's something that will go with you is you travel from country to country, and who else would require it? You know, we've seen in the Israel that more than half the country has already been vaccinated, and they're using vaccine passports, toe let you access the local gym or to get into movie theaters. They use it as an inducement to open up more things to you so that if you get your vaccine, it's more of a reward and you can show proof of it. So exactly how these vaccine passports will work what standards will be set still up for debate around the world. Well, The other thing, too, is so in other words, if you don't get a vaccine, you can't travel. I mean, in fact becomes the law, right? Right. So that's another issue with some people are allergic to the vaccine and can't get the vaccine. What are they supposed to do? But, you know, vaccine requirements are nothing new. If you want to go to some countries, you need a malaria vaccine. And you know, they will have that requirement when you enter the country, So we've done this before. The question is, this vaccine just isn't as available as of malaria vaccine. So how can do what kind of a restriction are you putting on now? Airlines and hotels are doing their own thing. Some of requiring vaccine proof in order, let you fly their airplanes or check into the hotels. We're all expecting the cruise industry will require proof of vaccination. But again, what does that look like? Is it on your phone? Is that a piece of paper? All these things we get to be settled in the may be done piecemeal, which is what is the worst thing possible because that would just create lots of confusion. Well, we're used to that.
FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Third COVID-19 Vaccine
"The fda gave emergency use authorization to the johnson and johnson co vaccine. Cdc has already recommended it. So distribution is scheduled to start almost immediately as i briefly went over in the past the main differences between the johnson. Vaccine and say the visor in moderna. Vaccines are johnson. And johnson is one dose. It's easier to store. It doesn't need those super cold. Temperatures so far it's been eighty five percent effective at preventing severe disease and at least in the trial was one hundred percent effective at preventing deaths from covid nineteen. Which are really the most important. Stance provides faster protection. Takes about two weeks to be prevented from getting a moderate to severe case of code and after four weeks there have been no hospitalizations reported or deaths. Obviously lastly there is a lower risk compared to pfizer in moderna of those allergic reactions. The nfl axis cases are already rare with those but in this one in the study there was one case of nfl. Alexis in forty four thousand people as for what causes these differences. This one is made with viral vector technology. According to the cnn article quotes a common cold virus called dina virus. Twenty six is genetically engineered so that it can infect cells but it won't replicate there cannot spread in the body and won't give people a cold like the pfizer and moderna vaccine. It delivers genetic instructions instead of being carried in little lipid balls. The genetic instructions are injected by the weakened virus into arm cells. Name make the pieces that would like part of the coronavirus spike protein which is the knob shaped structure that the virus uses to connect to sells it uses dina virus to get into our bodies and get our bodies used to. It was also this article in cbs. About the astra zeneca vaccine but honestly it just seems like a pr. Move like doesn't seem that impressive. The designer of the astrazeneca vaccine is saying that the plug and play sorta thing. We can easily updated in very quickly. Then when he read they still won't have that update until the fall. It's basically like the same cycle for a regular flu shot. Because it's like the same technology so personally. I don't know if i'd be out there bragging about how quick we can switch this out and updated if it's still until fall now. I don't know how long it would take to switch out the pfizer in moderna vaccines. I thought i read earlier. That the amarna is much easier. Because it's like straight up injecting the virus it doesn't have to wait to sort of replicated or grow it somehow again obviously. I don't know the specifics on that. But i do believe that would be faster than this one
For Every School District In Georgia, A Vaccination Plan Of Its Own
"Superintendents about their plans and their excitement to get teachers vaccinated from covert 19 from Cherokee. We're gonna do it Arena style vaccination next Thursday and Friday to Henry. We have really gone through all of the process to actually be the administrator of the vaccine or our school system to Douglas County's. We feel like we can easily accommodate 800 vaccinations. Day 800 on Friday, 800 on Saturday. Georgia's school superintendents are beginning vaccinations in their districts as early as Monday. Several say that if there are any allergic reactions, teachers won't have to use sick days while recuperating Veronica Water is 95.5 WSB. Gwinnett County's longtime school
FDA approves one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine
"Use of Johnson and Johnson. Single shot vaccine profits have shown the Johnson and Johnson shot has an 85% effectiveness against severe disease. And it's 100% effective against hospitalizations and death out of more than 40,000 trial participants. Just two reportedly had suspected severe allergic reactions. Johnson and Johnson says it's monitoring both of those cases maybe sees Trevor Ault If the FDA
Coronavirus Vaccine Q&A: Variants, Side Effects, And More
"You're listening to shortwave from npr. As more and more of the covid nineteen vaccines. Roll out. Here at npr. We've been getting a lot of questions from y'all questions like if i'm vaccinated. Can i still pass the virus to somebody else. What are the side effects of vaccines. How soon until we vaccinated enough people to return to normal so today on the show we have answers as part of a special segment. I just did on another. Npr podcast called. It's been a minute with sam sanders. Yes i am in the hot seat for this one. Y'all if you haven't checked that show out do it. It consistently makes me thank laugh. Cry it is so so good. I'm eddie. And you're listening to shortwave daily science. Podcast from npr. My dear friend who had a how are you. Welcome back to the show. I'm doing well sam. How are you buddy. I'm good. I feel like the last time we had yuan seems like forever ago but i think my biggest question with crow virus. Yes whether i could still pet other people's dogs. Oh that's interesting. That's an interesting version of that story because it was about whether or not you could kiss them on. The mouth is however members over the past few weeks. We have asked you our listeners. To send in your questions about the vaccine all right if folks were able to get the vaccine. Can they still carry and transmit corona virus to other people. So let's start off with what we know for sure right. We know that the vaccines that are authorized in the us. Do an excellent job of preventing symptoms of covid including those really scary severe symptoms. And let's just say the moment here on the show to acknowledge how monumental that is. I mean that means fewer cases that result in hospitalizations given our healthcare workers break that means less people dying every day. I mean that in itself is huge. And that's what the vaccines were designed and tested to do so. As far as whether or not vaccinated person could have the virus in their bodies. Pass it to somebody else. Even if they don't get sick there is some early. And i mean like really early data. That looks promising Some that shows that vaccinated people are less likely to have the virus in their body at all or they carry less virus. So that's all very good news but we still don't have enough data to say for sure that the vaccine cuts down on transmission or by. How much so for now we just kind of have to wait which means that vaccinated folks should still mask up. When they're interacting with people outside their household especially if those people earned vaccinated if we know that the vaccine will protect you from getting severe symptoms. Most likely is it safe for two people who are fully vaccinated to hug or like hang out in the same room. Yeah okay so. Here's what i will say about this. Because we don't know for sure if vaccinated people can carry the virus those vaccinated people just need to think about who else they are interacting with right. So if you're living at home with somebody who has severely immuno-compromised is in vaccinated. You would treat the situation differently than if you live by yourself right but if you are to vaccinated people. Maybe even wearing masks for. That added layer of risk reduction. I think you've reduced risk enough. You know to hug it out especially if you were to people that don't have like close contact with other people. I am a big proponent of risk reduction that still allows us to have some of our humanity right and requested. You know to vaccinated hugging. I would argue is one of those situations. People will argue with me. But i would say so. You know there are so many headlines it seems like every day there's a new variant of the corona virus who knows where they're coming from. How effective is the vaccine against other and newer variants of corona virus. So this is a great question. Great question other stumper. I wish your listeners. With throw me a couple of corona. So what i would say is. This is another situation where things are developing right. We didn't know about these variants like a month or two ago but there are some data that suggests that the vaccine might not work as well for a few of those variants. At this point you know most of the experts that we're talking to say they will still work right. That's the beauty of having vaccines that super super effective that even if they don't work as well against one variant they will still provide protection In fact public health officials are saying that the best way to prevent these variants from really taking off in the us is by having as many people vaccinated as possible so for now with the variants that we're seeing in the us. It looks like the vaccines will work. Well on most of them and still provide some protection on the others which is good news. All right As more and more people in my circles get the vaccine. I'm starting to hear them. Talk to me about side effects and a few folks. I know said i was fine. Second dose. I was like knocked out for a day. Or what in. General are the side effects of the vaccine. Yeah this is a great question. I'm really glad we're talking about side effects. Because i think it's important to talk about them and be transparent so all vaccines can cause side effects right. And that's because vaccines worked by kick-starting your immune system similar to what would happen with a natural infection so if you do get side effects like you get a little bit of swelling from the shot or you get a mild fever is just your immune system doing what we want it to do now. Rarely vaccines do more serious reactions like allergic reactions for example. So it's really important to talk about allergies with your doctor before getting the vaccine or you know if you get the shot and swelling gets worse after a day or if your other symptoms are getting more severe lasting more than a few days you should call the doctor but the overwhelming majority of the time sam for the two vaccines that are authorized for use in the us. The most common symptoms are pain at site of injection swelling As well as fevers chills aches feeling tired and and some people experience very little of those symptoms and some feel pretty uncomfortable. Like you said for a few days especially after that second shot because that first shot your immune system's like oh. Hey what's up what's up what's going on in that second job was like oh you like now. You're trying to see so so that is really your immune system really being kicked in action. So like you said. I've heard of people that need to take the day off after that second shot. Here's the thing. Sam those types of side effects. Go away right and you know. It doesn't always go away after a few days. Kobe right you know what i mean. So i think it's important to be transparent about vaccine side effects but also to remind people like for the overwhelming majority. This is not even close to being as bad as a bad case of covert all right next question for you. Let's say you're grandparent has been vaccinated But you a younger person have not. Can you still see them And is this scenario. A little bit safer for the more vulnerable person. Okay so this is. This is a good one Because it's all about assessing levels of risk. And like i said you know risk is not an all or nothing scenario and there's a lot to work through to make these types of decisions so let's walk through this example so you've decided you really really want to see your grandparents right. Your grandparents has been vaccinated. So you've cut the risk of them getting that bad case of covid down quite a bit. And that's big right before going. I would probably try to quarantine for a while myself Especially if they are in a nursing home. Because i don't wanna bring cove into that facility. Because i'm not just an interact with my grandparents. You know if they're in their own house maybe that's a different story. So that's all like before the visit. And then on the day of the visit one thing i would leave your audience with is when you're seeing anybody like the thing to think about is how do i cut down on the amount of air i am sharing with people right. That's the big if you can carry that one thing in your head. That's the biggest thing because most transmission happens in close contact through the air not through necessarily like groceries or stuff like that so that's important to keep in mind so if i'm going over to my grandmother's and she makes me call her that sam by the way the full grandmother she demands respect. You will not be called. Grandma i would be. I would be wearing a well fitted mask like we talked about. If i could and this is a huge one i would try to take it outside if i could if not i would want to get fresh air circulating in the room because fresh air circulation is one of the best things you can do if you have to be indoors and then the last thing to think about his time right. It's not just proximity. It's also time. So i'd make the visit pretty short too. I mean the cdc suggests less than fifteen minutes if you're indoors but that's variable so it's just about keeping that visit a short as you can and then after the visit like i said same thing is going in. I'd probably quarantine for a bit just to make sure if i got it. You know somehow from being out. And about i don't spread it. Gotcha gotcha We are seeing millions of americans getting the vaccine which sounds good and feels good. But when do we know that were there. Like what percentage of the population needs to be vaccinated before you can have her immunity. Yeah so okay. This is unsurprisingly. Another complicated one so apple over here over what. i'll take it. I i mean it's not my first choice but it's not my last okay. Okay so if you're not familiar with this term herd immunity happens after people have been infected or vaccinated instill. There's essentially nowhere for the virus to go. There's not enough susceptible. People left for corona virus Tune fact so there aren't those like massive outbreaks but there isn't one straightforward number to reach herd immunity a changes based on a lot of things the biggest one probably is the germ itself so for this corona virus. Some public health officials if thrown around that like seventy to eighty five percent of people would need to be vaccinated or infected to. Have you know the level of immunity that we would need and and the difficulty knowing the answer to your question sam like. When do we reach. That number is that we don't actually even know how many people have gotten the corona virus. You know realistically. There's a lot of infections that we don't catch for multiple reasons. There's a lot of people that have a symptomatic infections. That kind of stuff so that complicates we also don't know how long immunity lasts so for some diseases. You get once in your protected for years or your lifetime and that's probably not what's going to happen with this one really got those variants on the scene. You've heard of those variants. Those could play a role here too. So there's a scenario in which this first round the vaccine that folks get first two rounds they'll have to be more vaccine shots down the road. I mean there's the potential for that it would be kind of like a booster situation. Perhaps we don't really know yet right now. It looks like our vaccines are working. Really well but i know that there are some vaccine companies that are looking into developing more vaccines. That would you know basically be kind of a booster situation. So i think you know san we ask like when can we reach her immunity when things go back to normal you know i would argue and people would argue with a gun That herd immunity might not be a reality for this virus like some people might know. It's not it's not that bad. Some places might achieve something close to it but this is a global pandemic right like viruses travel with people who travel so real herd immunity. You know global herd immunity would be tough to achieve. And so you know. I think we have to learn how to live with this virus to be realistic. You know the coronavirus will probably be around to some degree for a long time. And so i think focusing on what we can do you know getting vaccinated if you can continue asking up physically distancing reducing your risk as much as you can the more we do those things right now the faster we will get to our new normal which sam. I am happy to tell you. We'll be much much much more livable than where we are. Now last big picture question for you. Matty like a lot of the answers around these questions are complicated and nuanced and data and information will change over time as scientists learn more things but is there any kind of certainty yet or any kind of forecasting on the uncertainty horizon. About what our springs and summers might look like regarding the scene. Can you forecast what the next few months might deal. I mean say It's it's really really tough. I wish i could give you a better idea of this but what it will say is that i understand the question. And it's it's something that i sit with. You know every single day. It's it's it's really hard right like to know when this thing is going to be over like when things are going to feel better and what a would say is that these vaccines are going to make a huge difference. You know when. I said we're not going to be corona virus free. That doesn't mean that it's going to be in our face like this all the time. I mean i. It could be something similar to the flu. Where still impacts our lives but we have systems to to live with it. And you know if these vaccines are rolled out quickly and equitably. I've heard public health officials talking about this fall or or maybe more at the end of the year like really feeling a lot. More of a return to normal. Even if it's not totally back to normal. But i think more importantly than predicting when it will happen is just you know keeping the faith that it will happen like knowing that this will happen we will return to this newish normal and and that we have agency you know and that we have a say in this so so
Egypt and the Arab Winter
"Arab spring. Well who doesn't love a democratic revolution. Who's not moved by. Brave protests is calling for the downfall of a brutal regime well a decade ago. That's precisely what happened in the streets of cairo and alexandria a wall of sound as egypt's vice president. I'm sulaiman announces that president hosni mubarak will step down the merciful. The compassionate seasons mahamat house entrusting mubarak has decided a month as president of the republic might have seconds after the announcement. Cairo erupted in celebrations. We are extremely happy. We are all aspiring future for egypt. We are not depending on the government anymore. This is the egyptian people. And this is the base of the new constitution now. The worldwide far the greater the egyptian uprising that culminated in the downfall of mubarak. This is ten years ago so february. Twenty eleven all. That was entirely understandable. Wasn't it after all all revolutions at least in the first few days they blissful and remember every tarn across the water arab world trembled. We already had president ali. Fleeing tunisia albany mubarak of course was toppled. Gaddafi was killed by fellow libyans. Assad of course. Vice the syrian sunni rebellion however. The egyptian uprising did not deliver a democratic outcome. Nor did the cycled arab spring really amount to a more liberal future for the region. Why noah feldman is professor of law at harvard law school. He's author of the arab winter. Tragedy noah welcome to. Abc's radio national. Thank you for having me take us back a decade ago so to the wave of popular protests that swept the middle east. There was something profoundly moving for anybody who cares about freedom in watching large numbers of people say enough is enough. We want to have a say in how things are done in our country and we want dignity and we want social justice and we want freedom. And that i think was the reason that all over the world people responded so positively to the arab spring. It's also the reason that the impulse to have these kinds of protests and change spread across the arabic speaking world to so many countries and so there was a sense of optimism but also a sense of gee what will come next and i think in some countries more than others a worry that what might come next might not be as positive as the protesters hoped what comes next. I mean for generations. It was widely believed that arabs. As opposed to site asians europeans africans latin americans. The widespread view was that arabs. Were uniquely allergic to democracy and of course the arab spring challenged narrative yet use site new book quote. It brought little good. The arab spring ultimately made many people's lives worse than they were before house are. That's a painful realization to reach especially for someone like me who believes very fundamentally that there is no country no culture no group of people organized by region or religion or language who have less in the way of aspiration to self government and freedom than any other but ultimately the reason i can conclude that it brought more harm than good. Is that in egypt. The process that began with democratization and experiment ended in a new dictatorship is bad and in many ways worse than the one that came before in syria the process of arab spring ultimate gave way to a vicious improve civil war. The gun to be sure by the syrian regime in its own defense that left almost half the population displaced either internally or externally and killed hundreds of thousands of people and pretty much the place in the arab world where things are measurably better as a result of the arab. Spring is the tiny country of tunisia. Which has actually the odds to build a functioning constitutional democracy. They still a lot of other problems. But that's just a tiny tiny piece of the much bigger picture in which things are either no better or in some cases much worse
Tapping Psychedelics for their Anti-Inflammatory Powers
"Joining us daniel pleasure. We're going to talk about the therapeutic. Potential of psychedelics loose and it's pipelines experimental therapies that extend well beyond mental health indications. There's a growing interest in psychedelics. as medicines what's led to the transformation of this area from one of illicit substances to wonder drugs. Well i think that science has led the way And really it's been clinical research conducted at the top universities around the world Principally johns hopkins to start and now all over imperial college yale university new york university etc Very much led by the science. I i think that When you the question of wonder drugs though is interesting because i think that Silla sabin like ketamine are drugs that have a tremendous amount of promise for the treatment of depression within psychiatry and these drugs have therapeutic potential and other drugs beyond psychiatry but The classification wonder always brings the kind of and probably justifiable skepticism of Is the hype real. And what's really kind of the fundamental Potential and also what are the stumbling blocks for these therapies. And so all of those things are really the focus of the company in in in looking to develop These therapies both within and beyond psychiatry. How restrictive an area is this to work in today. And historically how hampered his research been it has never been more easy to do research in this area You know over the last forty fifty years. Things have dramatically changed. I think that What's what's really notable is the amount of knowledge that the regulators have in this space. The fda ema are very well informed about both the therapeutic potential of these drugs as well as the the risks associated with their development and use. And so i think you have a very informed regulatory audience and you also have increasingly Investors and other sources of capital that are willing to explore and develop these therapies. So i don't see really the limitation being that of a regulatory or legal wine and it's much more about The you know the the aspects of clinical development and really how do you take something with potential and translate that into a solution to address. Unmet needs there's long been interest in the potential of these substances to treat depression and addiction. But you're looking at a broader range of diseases. Among other things you're looking at these substances potential anti inflammatories. What's understood about the potential use of these drugs as anti inflammatories. I think that you know. Our company is is really notable for the fact that we have the the world's leading scientists and clinical developers focused on the full range of potential. Both within and beyond psychiatry. Interestingly when people think about serotonin they think about it in the context of depression they think about it in the context of psychiatry but actually serotonin is a modulator of basic function throughout the body And in fact there's more serotonin in our in our gut than in our brain and in particular the primary target of psychedelics. The new the The primary receptor which mediates the psychedelic effects of serotonin. Two a receptor is ubiquitously expressed throughout the body. It's on all immune cells. It's on all major organ systems and so fundamentally We have been away dazzled and and a bit distracted by the profound psychiatric potential of these drugs and certainly their perceptual effects. But in reality there is a much broader potential because these appear to modulate Stress response in a variety of ways. You know you if you think of it in the context of psychiatry than depression or anxiety or substance abuse are all in a way related to the kind of inappropriate or maladaptive response to stress in the rest of the body. You know whether it's Due to aging whether it's due to an inappropriate immune response we see. Similar type of modulating where the serotonin receptor seems to be implicated in a variety of chronic. Inflammatory diseases the initial discovery of the potent anti inflammatory effects of some psychedelic. Compounds was was. I made by our scientific founder. Professor charles nichols at lsu. The that research That kind of kicked off a long Research campaign in the development of anti of the anti inflammatory potential psychedelics has less through A number of very interesting discovery specifically that some psychedelics are potently anti inflammatory in models of allergic asthma in cardiovascular disease and in a variety of different models of of inflammatory disease associated with ophthalmology related to diabetic. Retinopathy macular degeneration in addition to which there is potential in neuro degeneration and a variety of other conditions and so fundamentally the potential is massive and the key. Question is and really. I think we've addressed this and we're we're very excited to kind of take the next is. How do you bias the psychedelic from its perceptual effects. And make it purely a anti-inflammatory or immunomodulators medicine and that's something that we are
Interview With Mary Anne Shearer
"Today into being a lady who's pretty well known here in south africa. Her name is maryanne sheera now. Maryanne is a woman before had time. She wrote a book called the natural way more than twenty years ago. An only now is the way of life. She advocates going mainstream on apart from being an author. Marianne is a motivational speaker. And she runs a very successful pekan restaurant as well as running natural health programs. I'll begin by asking maryanne satele to bit about herself. I had serious health problems which included being bipolar had kids at had ear infections tonsillitis runny noses that was high blood pressure so we had these kind of. I call him normal health problems because it wasn't like the big three cancer heart disease diabetes. It was just all like niggly stuff that was affecting our relationships and was affecting the way we functioned from day to day. And i have always been interested in the human body i prob- i might have become a doctor. But i'm i'm glad i didn't because it made me look for answers and other places so i was fascinated with the human body studied physiology anatomy and chemistry in the sciences and i was fascinated with the how the human body worked. So we're not. We started having these problems and we were being treated traditional medical way with anti anti-inflammatories and antihistamines for a head allergic dermatitis. On my hands and the kids with antibiotics just didn't make any sense because nobody actually got well. all it doesn't seem to do is suppress symptoms. And then they'd come back two weeks later. I saw the athol up. Gotta find answers. This was long. Before the era of google that really dates meet And just go and do a search on google. And the closest i've got to google was on several occasions sneaking into the fits medical library in johannesburg and he are trying to find says there and looking at books in the archives and just like nobody really had answers to my questions had to find the myself now. I really believed because i could see the. You'll buddy actually repays itself if you cut your finger to paint it stop. You don't need to go and you know cost a spillover it or go to the doctor. My fingers cut itself. Please can drug. I mean unless you chopped to finger off you'd want to beg on but just a cut finger. Paper cut irritate you. It hurts but you it just eventually repays itself and and if you study the human body like a did you find out that the liver you can actually cut off your liver out. Remove it entirely donated to somebody else. Give the small lobe to somebody else in the big global grow and then you've donated your smaller that logo groesbeck like this is the most amazing thing and yet when it comes to lever cancer you told is no cure for it. You're going to die while you would because you're going to be given all these drugs and you live a second will just get sick and pick up than you will die so i was looking for ways to correct the looking for the causes and then ask trying to fix the causes. I did find that. Nutrition made a huge difference. When i changed my diet. Took after find sugar and my by pella symptoms when my crazy periods of manic unbelievable highs. We are could take on the world. And i was going to change the world and i'm actually by nature very idealistic person and my mission in life is i want to change the world. One person at a time. I want to get them healthy enough. Got the goal to reach. A million people wrote a book called the natural way it came out in nineteen. Ninety-one was a runaway bestseller according to the publishers and it sold as i say of three hundred thousand copies it's been published in the united states. The funny thing is it seems to be taking of now first published in the states in two thousand five fifteen years not getting traction. So it's like if it does take off and i happened to reach the new york times. Basically nobody can ever say was an overnight success at this pathetic years. So you're a woman before your time. Someone emission to really help people if i can get rid of my bipolar symptoms and be completely sane And and thinks straight and have a brain in and and bow bowels and bladder that works properly all the time and be living in that sweet spot of health than anybody can do it. Because i had terrible problems. Janet
Why Diphenhydramine Is No Longer the Go-To Drug for Your Seasonal Allergies
"Are talking about diphenhydramine which The most commonly used brand name is benadryl. This is a first generation antihistamine so long longtime ago. Many many many years ago The majority of people would use diphenhydramine for things like a seasonal allergies. Now we've since had the advent of second generation antihistamines and the big difference. There was sedation. Diphenhydramine is very sedating. Compared to a drug like loretta dean for example which is a second generation and a histamine so while diphenhydramine is has fallen on a favor. And you don't see it used terribly often for like seasonal allergies and allergic rhinitis. I definitely still see this medication. Used a lot and i would say The number one thing. I see it used for is sleep and its sedative properties Seems like a lot of the geriatric patients that i work with us. This stuff like candy to help them go to sleep. And and there's lots of reasons why that shouldn't be done or we should do everything in our power to avoid using this medication for sleep. And i'll i'll talk about some of those but Sleep allergic rhinitis. I'll definitely see it for Itching that's not controlled by other things or it's from unidentifiable 'cause basically symptomatic management of itching
"allergic" Discussed on Coronacast
"So now let's talk about vaccines today. And i want to talk to you about a couple of different vaccines. But let's start in the uk where thousands of people in the last couple of days have received the fifa vaccine which is really exciting. But one of the things that we've heard about. Is that a couple of people have had an anaphylactic like reaction. So how worried should we be about that. People have been discussing this risk with the peiser vaccine because it uses a substance code peg polyethylene glycol mackerel goal and what this substance does in vaccine and a couple of vaccines that use it. I think the one of the meningitis vaccines may goco vaccines use. It is kind of out the components in the vaccine and enhances the immune response so essentially what you've got. Is you want the strongest immune response that you can possibly get here and the probably ethylene glycol helps that to happen. So that's what that's about so it does rarely 'cause <unk>. Reactions interestingly as pfizer says the didn't get an to or allergic responses anymore in the placebo in the anymore in the active group than the placebo group in the trial but these people certainly sound as if they got an nf electric or type reaction within a short time. After the you'd have to say was the pfizer vaccine. That did it. So you're saying that they did have some reports of these sorts of reactions during the trial but they didn't think it was caused by the vaccine. Yes and theoretic and people knew there was a theoretical risk of that because peg is known to cause an actual reactions in some people rarely. It's also used as a laxative. It's seems like a very versatile substance knows how to job well while we're talking about allergic reactions. Can we talk a bit about egg allergies and why we still hear that. If you've got an egg allergy that maybe might not have certain types of vaccine misleading story. That's got into the general public where they believe that if eggs have been used in the manufacture of vaccine. And you're allergic. You're going to get an egg allergy. It's not the egg itself. It's the embryo within the egg that they use embryonic cells within the egg that they use to actually make the vaccine. Influenza vaccine is the one which commonly uses eggs to culture the vaccine and it doesn't contain the york. Can we basically contains little or no egg allergen so it is a bit of a myth. So vaccine allergies are actually extremely rare. I mean some people argue that it's one in one point four million dollars what. Gp's are advised as you got a very egg allergy child them with a vaccine that uses egg. Then you just keep them in the surgery for a little bit longer just to make sure they're okay but a lot of these vaccines are being developed for. Covid have eggs anywhere in the process using all sorts of different new processes. The nova vaccine uses insect cells to produce the vaccine so lots of different selves used quickly. Talk also about china's vaccine which came out really quickly and they were reporting quite promising results. But there's been some news reports in a taiwanese news outlet saying that. Forty-seven people in uganda had the vaccine. Have now tested positive for coronavirus. How much stead should be placed on this news. Report a runabout about zero. We'd be my esteem you know. It's a newspaper. Report might be true. Might not be true. Might be misleading. That could have been part of a trial could have been in the placebo arm of the trial who knows and is complicated by the fact that no doubt taiwanese taiwanese media just love any story which knocks the chinese technological supremacy off the pedestal. So you just take all that with a pinch of salt. It may be true. But i'm really what we've to do. Chinese not done themselves a favor by not doing transparent trials at least yet and so we just don't know what's going on there and that sort of darkness stories like this popout and it. Just don't do the chinese any favors because the chinese are pretty good. Researchers of are some clouds hanging over some of their vaccine manufacturers allegations of fraud in the past. Well
"allergic" Discussed on The Plant Path
"So nettles are really excellent for clearing histamine out of the body Histamine is. The compound that triggers. An allergic reaction, right so our body, some sort of allergen enters the body, and then that triggers the immune system to secrete. Histamine. And histamine leads to. A lot of physiological effects but local inflammation there's a lot of dynamics with circulation present fluid accumulation, swelling et cetera. So what Nettles oftentimes does here is A. Histamine to decreases inflammation three, it's a diuretic. So it's actually helping to drain fluids, through increasing urine output, and especially in the upper respiratory area. So that's the way it's really great for. puffy swollen sinuses, watery eyes post nasal drip. Just a lot of fluids up here nettles is really great because it drains those fluids as a diuretic, but it's also an astringent. So it also helps to tighten and tone affi-. The mucosal membrane in the upper respiratory system to prevent things like post nasal drip or that really thin clear watery secretions from the nose and sinuses. That's a really really great one. Another great way that nettles helps here as well. So that's really that's what the how the nettles are typically seen as supporting the. Seasonal. Allergies. Pollen and things like that. I would say. Some of those things that I mentioned earlier I think are the most important things to focus on to really work towards getting to the root cause of the problem to just reduce overall allergic load and you might also consider again. You really need to check and make sure this is something that you might need to do. You know maybe working with some adapt agents if there is some adrenal exhaustion, just short-term something to kind of help, replenish and rejuvenate the adrenal glands can be helpful there as well and or potentially working with the liver a little bit to clear cortisol because cortisol is a complex hormone. That is generally speaking. Requires a lot of work for the liver to properly breakdown and metabolize. So maybe doing a little bit of work with the liver can be a potential option. And you know sometimes people just. You know sometimes, people were just really sensitive to certain pollens and maybe there isn't any way around it and you just for that period of time you've got your herbs that you work with that help you navigate that season. Nettles is used here a lot I. bright is also a really excellent remedy. That oftentimes people used for those upper respiratory symptoms and also another remedy is Goldenrod or Sola Dog Oh Canada's. That is another like nettles another diuretic that can be really great for that upper respiratory mucosal there. So hopefully that helps you JC. And I hope that. These recommendations help you navigate through. The seasonal allergy season, it can be such a bummer because you know like Spring and early summer when we want to be outside and sometimes can just make things really miserable for some folks. So if you have some herbs that you can work with to help you navigate through that, that's excellent and you can just I would just say continue working with those remedies while you're working on kind of some of these deeper level, a allergen reducing and potentially adrenal restoring therapeutic strategies. Thank. You so much for tuning into the plant. For. Boy Three Training on. Herbal medicine. Medical Astrology. Shirt on over to our blog. At evolutionary mobile isn't. Until. Next time. Take care..
"allergic" Discussed on The Plant Path
"A little bit of an alert out allergic allergy to and they take up maybe seventy points, and then you maybe eat food that your body isn't super. Doesn't really like that much, and that takes up another twenty nine points, right. So now you're at ninety, nine and. And then all the sudden. The grass pollen. Starts, spitting out it's pollen and you walk outside and that Paulin. Fifty points of an allergic load. Well, that just tipped the scales, and now your body starts having an allergic response to that pollen right. So oftentimes, the approach to treating allergies in general is to look at the different areas of life and try to reduce those potential. Allergen triggers now, obviously if you like. have an animal that. Lives with you it's not like most people weren't going to get rid of their animal's. But if you're safe for example, eating food that you're slightly intolerant to, that's something that you can work with. So, whatever you can do to reduce your overall allergic load is an important part of that process. Now, the thing here in terms of allergies is that triggers an immune response, right and the. That earn I'm sorry it an immune response and inflammatory response that in turn leads to. The ADRENAL GLANDS TO SECRETE CORTISOL RIGHT? which is our bodies natural anti inflammatory substance. This is why. Now over time. If, you're constantly inflamed all the time your dreams are pumping out cortisol all the time or maybe your stress all the time, and which a lot of people are right there can get to a point where your. ADRENAL gland start to get a little bit fatigued. And you're not able to produce. Enough Cortisol to. The effects of inflammatory process this is why sometimes people think they quote grow out of an allergy like their children they have an allergy to certain things and then they hit, you know maybe their teenage years and all of a sudden they're allergies go away like they don't have problems with it anymore, and ofttimes what they think is outgrew that..
"allergic" Discussed on The Plant Path
"Hey there everybody say Jay here the School of Evolutionary herbalism, , and in this week's episode of the blog, , we're GONNA be talking. . About. . Addressing allergies you know this is a really big thing that a lot of people struggle with especially in terms of seasonal allergies here we're kind of in the early stages of summer here, , and this is that time where a lot of people get really affected by a lot of the pollens in the air and dealing with upper respiratory stuff and and so I just thought it was a very pertinent thing to share with you at this. . But. . Also thinking about like, , why do we get allergies right like what are what's at the root cause of that? ? Why is it that sometimes, , we have an allergy when we're a kid and then it goes away but then it comes back later in life what's going on there. . So in this episode, , talking a little bit more about some of the underlying physiology behind allergies and why they can come and go and and what you can do kind of on a on a foundational level to try to not just treat allergies with herbs. . I'm not really going so much into how to treat allergies with herbs so much as what are some of the fundamental things that you need. To . Do to address that root cause of those allergies. . So I hope you enjoy this week's episode of the evolutionary herbalism blog and I read I have been working with a medical herbalist for over a year. . My initial concern was my seasonal allergies that have gotten consistently worse over the past five years I knew it was something deeper, , most likely related to my gut health and sure enough the majority of the support and guidance I have received has been around digestion absorption and elimination. . Great sounds that sounds like a good approach. . That's probably what I would do to. . However this is my second year using daily nettle infusions starting in January until around May to help with my seasonal allergy symptoms and has definitely helped but listening to the video here made me reflect in my reliant on nettles. . What exactly are they doing in my body that my body isn't able to do for itself time to dive deeper great. . Great Question C.. . I just want really start off by. . Acknowledging the place that your question is coming from, , which is wanting to get to the root cause <hes>. . Just being really reliant on an herb to keep a symptom at bay. . But as you said, , diving deeper into what what's going on here, , why am I having these allergies? ? What's at the root of and what can I do to? ? Cut that route so that I just don't have this problem anymore right So. . I would say, , generally speaking with our G type symptoms I would agree that the gut is an important area to focus on. . One way that it was explained to me <hes>, , and this is something that I learned from the herbalist Paul Bergner. . And he explained allergies. . In. . A way that made a lot of sense to me, , which is basically that and this is going to be kind of shared in Layman's terms but. . Essentially that the body has a certain. . Tolerance of. . Antigens or things that <hes> the body comes in contact with that, , the immune system responds to <hes>. . Let's say for example, , that the body has a hundred points. . So to speak of an allergic load that it can tolerate without generating symptoms, , right? ? So you know maybe you're. . Maybe, , there's some cats that you have. . A little bit of an alert out allergic allergy to and they take up maybe seventy points, , and then you maybe eat food that your body isn't super. . Doesn't really like that much, , and that takes up another twenty nine points, , right. . So now you're at ninety, , nine and. . And then all the sudden. . The grass pollen. . Starts, , spitting out it's pollen and you walk outside and that Paulin. . Fifty points of an allergic load. . Well, , that just tipped the scales, , and now your body starts having an allergic response to that pollen right. . So oftentimes, , the approach to treating allergies in general is to look at the different areas of life and try to reduce those potential. . Allergen triggers now, , obviously if you like. . have an animal that. . Lives with you it's not like most people weren't going to get rid of their animal's. . But if you're safe for example, , eating food that you're slightly intolerant to, , that's something that you can work with. .
"allergic" Discussed on The Plant Path
"Hey there everybody say Jay here the School of Evolutionary herbalism, and in this week's episode of the blog, we're GONNA be talking. About. Addressing allergies you know this is a really big thing that a lot of people struggle with especially in terms of seasonal allergies here we're kind of in the early stages of summer here, and this is that time where a lot of people get really affected by a lot of the pollens in the air and dealing with upper respiratory stuff and and so I just thought it was a very pertinent thing to share with you at this. But. Also thinking about like, why do we get allergies right like what are what's at the root cause of that? Why is it that sometimes, we have an allergy when we're a kid and then it goes away but then it comes back later in life what's going on there. So in this episode, talking a little bit more about some of the underlying physiology behind allergies and why they can come and go and and what you can do kind of on a on a foundational level to try to not just treat allergies with herbs. I'm not really going so much into how to treat allergies with herbs so much as what are some of the fundamental things that you need. To Do to address that root cause of those allergies. So I hope you enjoy this week's episode of the evolutionary herbalism blog and I read I have been working with a medical herbalist for over a year. My initial concern was my seasonal allergies that have gotten consistently worse over the past five years I knew it was something deeper, most likely related to my gut health and sure enough the majority of the support and guidance I have received has been around digestion absorption and elimination. Great sounds that sounds like a good approach. That's probably what I would do to. However this is my second year using daily nettle infusions starting in January until around May to help with my seasonal allergy symptoms and has definitely helped but listening to the video here made me reflect in my reliant on nettles. What exactly are they doing in my body that my body isn't able to do for itself time to dive deeper great. Great Question C.. I just want really start off by. Acknowledging the place that your question is coming from, which is wanting to get to the root cause Just being really reliant on an herb to keep a symptom at bay. But as you said, diving deeper into what what's going on here, why am I having these allergies? What's at the root of and what can I do to? Cut that route so that I just don't have this problem anymore right So. I would say, generally speaking with our G type symptoms I would agree that the gut is an important area to focus on. One way that it was explained to me and this is something that I learned from the herbalist Paul Bergner. And he explained allergies. In. A way that made a lot of sense to me, which is basically that and this is going to be kind of shared in Layman's terms but. Essentially that the body has a certain. Tolerance of. Antigens or things that the body comes in contact with that, the immune system responds to Let's say for example, that the body has a hundred points. So to speak of an allergic load that it can tolerate without generating symptoms, right? So you know maybe you're. Maybe, there's some cats that you have..
"allergic" Discussed on Medical Mysteries
"allergic" Discussed on Medical Mysteries
"In the wilderness. There wasn't any reliable cell service. Robert's mind was spinning. He didn't have any idea what was really happening inside his son's body. If this was an allergic reaction how had it happened? Could he have developed new allergy? Was that even possible? While they drove Morgan's sister Michaela distracted him by quizzing him on multiplication tables and asking him to describe his favourite scenes in Harry Potter. Morgan responded and remained alert. The EPI pen had brought them some valuable time but Robert was still worried. If this wasn't allergic reaction should he pull over the car and give Morgan another shot of epinephrine? He remembered his wife saying something in the past about some reactions needing to shots. Was this one of those reactions. How could he know the difference? As these thoughts raced through his mind. He saw a pickup truck coming. At them from up ahead. It was a fire department vehicle. Robert brought the car to a stop. He told the driver what was happening and asked him to radio the local hospital that way. They'd be ready to treat Morgan when he got there. The driver did more than that. When Robert turned his Land Cruiser onto the paved road. At the bottom of the mountain. He was met by a police car and an ambulance. It had been about thirty minutes since the reaction had begun and Morgan's time was running out the MS personnel. Loaded Morgan into the back of the ambulance and sped him off to the hospital when Morgan arrived the emergency room staff immediately went to work. Nurses placed IV's and both arms hooked him up to a heart monitor and gave him oxygen. His heart rate was still elevated and he was panting but his blood pressure and oxygen levels had returned to normal. That was good news. It showed that the epinephrine had done. Its Job Tex in to perform an ekg and chest x Ray while the nurse. Hurry down to the lab to drop off his blood since. Morgan was doing so well. The doctor didn't order any additional epinephrine. That was only necessary if the symptoms didn't improve instead. She simply instructed the nurses to give Morgan fluids through his. Iv to ensure he remained hydrated. She also had nurses put Morgan in the trend. Ellensburg position that meant Morgan laid flat and the bed was tilted backs so that the head was below the feet it helped to ensure that sufficient blood flowed into the heart and other vital organs. Robert and Michaela watched with a mix of hope and fear as the medical staff worked on. Morgan. Robert felt a little better now that the doctors were treating his son but he couldn't calm down until he had an explanation for what was happening to Morgan. Thankfully it didn't take long. Most of the tests came back normal. Morgan's blood pressure was stable and he was breathing fine. His chest X ray was clear and the ekg showed a normal heart rhythm however his blood work showed that the enzyme trip tastes was elevated together with Histamine trip days is one of the chemicals released by mast cells during an allergic reaction. The presence of elevated trip days Morgan's blood proved that he had in fact suffered a severe allergic reaction. The EPI pen had saved Morgan's life Morgan had been able to survive that long. Drive down the mountain because of his dad's quick thinking if not for that injection. It's unlikely he would have made it to the hospital. In fact studies have found that delayed use of epinephrine was a risk factor in virtually all cases of death by Anna Flexes in a US. Study only a third of those who died from allergic reaction received epinephrine within an hour of exposure. That same study showed that among those who had a near fatal reaction none had received epinephrine at the first sign of NFL axis thanks to epinephrine and other standard lifesaving practices out of every thousand emergency room visits for flexes less than one proves fatal. Even among those require inpatient hospitalization following an AFL AXIS. Only one percent ended up dying. Luckily for Morgan he was part of that large majority. He was doing so well that he didn't even have to be kept at the hospital overnight. Robert was overjoyed to learn. That Morgan was going to be okay but he was at a loss to figure out what he'd eaten that had caused his reaction. It seemed obvious that it was the rainbow trout but previous allergy testing. Had shown that Morgan wasn't allergic to fish. Robert didn't know if that meant that. The allergy tests had been wrong or if his son had somehow developed a brand new allergy. Either way he worried meant he'd have to relive this nightmare of day again. If Morgan suddenly had another surprise allergic reaction and the next time they might not be so lucky after returning. Home Morgan underwent further testing including allergy. Prick test. The test was created by physician. Charles Blackley in eighteen fifty nine who sought to find the source of his own hay fever. He noticed one day that he suffered an allergy attack. After his children showed him some grass they had collected thinking it might be the pollen in the grass. He reacted to. He began experimenting on himself. He started by rubbing different kinds of pollen into his eyes to see if it caused itchiness or sneezing then he massaged Paulin into scratches on his skin. When he did he found that it created small red welts just like during an allergy attack without realizing it he invented the basic idea of the allergy skin prick test today. These examinations are a lot more formal than Blankley's version. Nurses will mark a spot. On a patient's back or arm then place a miniscule droplet of the allergen on the spot next. They'll administer a quick painless pinprick to drive the Allergen. Under the skin they can administer up to forty pricks at once testing dozens of allergens in a single session if the patient develops irritated wells at the site of the injection. Usually within about twenty minutes. This is evidence that they have an allergy. Although skin prick tests involve intentionally triggering a reaction. They're generally considered safe. The skin on the back is far enough from any vital organs that doctors can usually control the response and benefit is that a patient can get the results almost immediately through a skin prick test. Morgan's allergist confirm that he had in fact developed a new allergy to fish. Robert and his wife were stunned to learn that food. Intolerances can sometimes develop later in life even in adulthood. They left the office feeling the way. A lot of people feel after allergy testing relief at knowing what was wrong but in nagging fear that this could all happen again and if Morgan's allergies could just change without warning. How could they ever keep him safe coming up? We'll delve into how human beings develop allergies now back to the story a week after being discharged from a small mountain hospital in the summer of two thousand six ten year. Old Morgan Smith and his parents received alarming. News is allergist said that he developed a new allergy to fish. His mother and father were taken aback. They had never thought that he could develop yet another deadly intolerance. They were worried that this could happen again in the future with a new food it was something they'd have to prepare for. The allergist assured them that while it was scary. It wasn't all that uncommon for new allergies to appear more than half of adults with food allergies. Develop them during adulthood. According to Dr Rucci Gupta a pediatrician at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. More adults have food allergies than children. Dr Gupta stated food allergies occur in children at a rate of about one in thirteen but adult food allergies impact one in ten and it seems that severe allergic reactions are also becoming more common. According to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma Immunology from two thousand eight two thousand sixteen visits to the emergency room for NFL axis tripled among children. They also increased for adults during this same period. Nfl Axis since more than forty thousand Americans to the emergency room every year and several hundred Diane from NFL Lactic Shock. This is in line with an increase in food allergies last thirty years in the UK allergies to peanuts. Increased by five hundred percent from one thousand nine hundred five to two thousand sixteen. A similar uptick was seen in the US. Since nineteen eighty-five all food allergies have increased by nearly one thousand percent. Scientists have worked to determine the cause of this shocking spike. Researchers have put for several theories over the years to explain it. The first and most common is called the hygiene hypothesis. This theory suggests that our lives are to clean antibacterial soap hand. Sanitizer.
"allergic" Discussed on Medical Mysteries
"The Human Immune system is made up of white blood cells called Lucas sites that circulate through the Bloodstream. They act like guards. Patrolling a perimeter constantly on lookout for invaders germs and other pathogens when these dangerous substances are present white blood cells attack and destroy them but in people with allergies like Morgan the immune system mistakes harmless substances for Dangerous Ones. These include things like bee pollen pet dander and certain foods as a result. The troops are called out and the body launches an immune response in an effort to expel the invaders. That is invaders. Don't exist it's like if an actual guard patrol attacked an empty space. Their weapons would destroy the land. And maybe the fort itself all for nothing. When it comes to allergies the chemicals released such as histamine caused the itchy eyes and runny nose so common. Among those with seasonal allergies the cells that release these immune response chemicals are known as mast cells mast cells. Get their instructions from antibodies. Also known as immunoglobulins one called IMMUNOGLOBULIN E is primarily responsible for allergic reactions. It's typically abbreviated as I g. e. When specific pathogens called antigens entered the bloodstream they stimulate the formation of G. E. and other antibodies? These antibodies remain in the bloodstream. Afterward if the Antigen is encountered again later the antibodies immediately recognize it and attack it the more. Often the antigen is encountered the stronger the response becomes. But when the Antigen is harmless like Paulin the immune response becomes a nuisance causing the unpleasant symptoms of allergies. The system is working overtime for no good reason. And some allergy symptoms like the throat. Swelling closed can be deadly as Robert. Smith saw his son wheezing next to the campfire. He knew Morgan was in trouble. His body was going to kill itself in a fight. With these antigens. He still couldn't believe that it was an allergic reaction but it was the only thing that made sense so Robert moved quickly. Rummaging through the family's camping supplies he was looking for the one that could save. Morgan's life an EPI pen. Robert knew if he wasn't able to find it. Morgan would certainly die. They're up on that mountain seconds. Could make the difference between life and death coming up. Morgan takes a turn for the worse and since his family on a white. Knuckling race down a mountain. Hi It's Richard. If you haven't heard the new podcast series supernatural with Ashley Flowers yet. I highly recommend you head on over and subscribe today. It's a fantastic series. That's gotten off to a very successful start. So thank you to everyone who tuned in so far. We're very proud of it. 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Now back to the story on June thirtieth two thousand six ten year old Morgan Smith than his family spent the day fishing before returning to the remote campsite to make dinner Robert Smith. His father didn't think twice about serving him the trout. They'd caught that day in fact willed. Morgan and his sister were excited to try it for the first time but within minutes of taking his first. Bites Morgan started showing symptoms of NFL. Lactic shock inside Morgan's bloodstream. Antibodies known as I g e were going Berserk. They were sending signals two mast cells in his body's tissues in response they were releasing a flood of substances including Histamine Morgan's heart rhythm was tacky Kartik. It was simply beating way too fast at the same time. The histamine in his blood signalled his arteries veins to relax causing his blood pressure to freefall. Morgan's father Robert recognized the signs of NFL Alexis Itchiness trouble breathing and Morgan's high pulse. He frantically searched around the camp for Morgan's EPI pen. This was a life saving device that could reverse the effects of antef Alexis by administering the drug epinephrine also known as adrenaline. Epinephrine is naturally produced by the bodies. Adrenal glands a synthetic version was developed in the nineteen eighties to help those with deadly allergic reactions delivered as a shot drug raises blood pressure and Opens Airways it also helps the heart to pump more efficiently so when Robert finally found the EPI pen. He didn't waste any time. He injected Morgan. The EPI pen delivered a large dose of Epinephrine it constricted his blood vessels which increased his blood pressure. It also helped his heart to pump more efficiently and relaxed his airways so that he could breathe more easily. But Morgan wasn't out of the woods yet. The effects of the EPI pen might begin to wear off before the Allergen left his body just as Robert was putting his son into the back seat of the SUV. Morgan started getting nauseous. He climbed back out of the vehicle and threw up. It was good to get the food out of his body. But the allergens were still in his bloodstream. That meant Morgan still needed to see a doctor. Once everyone was in the Land Cruiser Robert took off from the campsite. They headed down a rough dirt trail that was filled with roots rocks and ruts. It was nineteen miles down the side of the mountain and unthinkable distance on a dirt road during an emergency. The closest town was Lake City. A small community of about four hundred people. They had passed through it on their way camping. It only had one paved road and no stop lights but there was a small medical center bumping down the trail. The front wheels went airborne on several occasions and Robert had to fight to keep the vehicle under control. He knew it was important to get Morgan to the hospital quickly but he also knew that if he crashed the land. Cruiser Morgan Wooden stand a chance as they made their way down the mountain. Robert try dialing nine one one several times but it was pointless.
"allergic" Discussed on Medical Mysteries
"allergic" Discussed on Medical Mysteries
"As the years went on eventually the reactions became more predictable and more noticeable several times. Alexandra walked out of school because she was so self conscious about the hives on her arms. Perhaps the most embarrassing incident occurred in two thousand twelve when she was fifteen and watching the movie up with her friends as she lay back in her seat. Alexandra watched the tragic montage that plays at the beginning of the movie. The scenes made her cry and she tried to hide her face to avoid being embarrassed in front of her friends but soon she had bigger problems she hadn't been sobbing for long when her eyes began to burn. After a few minutes she realized with horror that she was having allergic reaction to her own tears eventually. Her eyes swelled up so much that she could hardly see out of them. Needless to say Alexandra never saw the end of up. She rushed out of the room embarrassment. She later said that was the last time she ever cried. Her allergies were difficult to deal with for an already awkward teenager even before the reactions. Alexandra had felt ostracized in school. She had few friends and saw herself as a nerd. Coming from a more liberal background. She had trouble connecting with people in conservative Utah. Adding severe and mysterious allergic reactions. To the mix was a recipe for disaster. Alexandra struggled for years to figure out what was causing her hives. It wasn't easy occasionally. Something would cause her to break out one day and the same trigger would do nothing. The next sometimes history means would make the hives. Go Away but often. They didn't seem to do much at all finally.
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"allergic" Discussed on Medical Mysteries
"For listening to medical mysteries for more information on. Aqua Genyk ERTA carrier amongst is the many sources we used. We found the cuts article. What's it like to be allergic to water extremely helpful to our research? You can find all episodes odes of medical mysteries and all other par- cast originals for free on spotify. Not only just spotify already. Have all of your favorite music but now spotify satisfies making it easy for you to enjoy. All of your favorite park asked originals like medical mysteries for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker to stream medical mysteries on spotify. Just open the APP and type medical mysteries in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook look and Instagram at podcast and twitter at par cast network. We'll see you next time. Medical mysteries was created by Max Cutler and is a park has the studio's original it is executive produced by Max Cutler Sound Design by Dick Schroeder with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Travis Clark Mark and Paul Molitor. This episode of medical mysteries was written by terrel wells with writing assistance. By Kate. Gallagher and stars Molly Brandenburg and Richard. Rosner don't forget our most loyal companions canyons are now the subject of fantastic park asked original called dog tales. Every Monday dog tales shares inspirational true stories stories of courage service and unwavering sacrifice by our four legged. Canine friends search for dog tales in the spotify APP. And listen free today..
"allergic" Discussed on Medical Mysteries
"In two thousand eleven fourteen year old. Alexandra Alan when camping near the flaming flaming gorge reservoir in Wyoming. On her first day of the trip she was rushed to the hospital. She gone into. NFL LACTIC SHOCK NFL NFL. Lexus is a severe sudden allergic reaction. That can be fatal. Almost anything can trigger an Alexis as it's caused the same way as other other allergic reactions. If the immune system identifies a substance like latex peanuts or pollen has threat it could lead to. NFL lactic shock like other allergic reactions. Any history means are often used to treat. NFL Axis but these are usually used in conjunction with an injection of epinephrine also known as adrenaline directly into a muscle. According to allergist Dr Hemin Sharma. epinephrine causes the individual's individuals blood vessels to constrict which can help reduce swelling that may be causing breathing or other problems it also prevents the release of additional allergic chemicals. Nicholls stopping the reaction in its tracks. which is exactly what it did for Alexandra? After the shock subsided doctors told the fourteen fourteen year old that her reaction was so bad it had caused her joints to bleed internally. She was given some topical antihistamine cream to soothe sued the hives but the medicine didn't do much as she laid down to go to bed hours later. She found her hands and feet swollen beyond recognition. Ignition the antihistamines. Didn't seem to.
"allergic" Discussed on Medical Mysteries
"Alexandra Allen's nightmare. I began in two thousand nine when she was twelve while on vacation with her parents in California she and her family. We stayed in a hotel like most kids one of the first things. Alexandra wanted to do when they arrived. Was Women the Hotel Pool. Alexandra Zander was a strong swimmer and love the water. She even wanted to be a marine biologist. One day she relished floating in the cold pool and tired herself out jumping around and splashing a few hours later she went to bed smiling excited about the rest of the vacation ahead but her smile wouldn't last long hours later. Alexandra woke up feeling burning sensation all over her body. Like her skin was being rubbed off with sandpaper. She called out in pain waking up her parents. They rushed to her side when they flipped slipped on the lamp they gasped. Their daughter was covered from head to toe in scary read hives. It looked like she was having a severe allergic reaction. Her mother rushed to a pharmacy. To get some Benadryl while Alexandra's father tried to soothe her. Alexandra could hardly stand to move. Move and yet had an uncontrollable urge to scratch yourself. All over. The hives made her skin blotchy and irritated and the more she tried it to ignore the sting. The worse it became hives like the is called. Arctic area are a form of rash consisting of small red bumps uh-huh on the skin there often caused by allergic reactions or infections but according to a two thousand fifteen medical research paper he up to half of all reported cases of highs the underlying cause is unknown. This is partly because there are a number of additional less common common triggers for her to Caria extreme cold vibrations and even stress can all. Cause a breakout. This was exactly the dilemma Alexandra and her parents faced after that night in the hotel they had no idea what had led to her reaction in could only assume she was allergic. Take two something around. Their Room. Allergies are caused when the immune system reacts to a usually harmless substance as if it were an extreme danger to the body for example when a person with a pollen allergy breathes a particle in their immune system attacks the pollen. As as if it were a pathogen. This may cause the individual to sneeze cough or get a runny nose. These are the bodies attempts to get rid of the pollen even though it poses no actual threat to the immune system. Different allergies can cause different immune responses while nasal allergies. Might cause the patient to sneeze. Skin allergies can cause exuma or hives. Like those Alexandra experienced these kinds of responses are incredibly really common according to the CDC in two thousand fifteen eight point eight million children in the US were suffering from some kind of skin. Allergy Allergy and that number is increasing every year. It's not known. Why but in the developed world? The percentage of people with allergies is growing growing at an alarming rate. It's possible the trend can paradoxically be linked to an increase in overall hygiene. The the theory is that greater overall. Cleanliness may expose people to fewer infections. And thus leave the immune system ill prepared to react to real threats to the body because individuals no longer have as much experience fighting off contagion. 's The body may lose the ability to distinguish extinguish between real and false threats. And thus overreact allergens regardless of the cause Alexandra's. Parents treated her hives as they would. Any other allergy with Benadryl over the next couple of days. The rash gradually faded the families suspected chlorine or or some other chemical used to clean the hotel pool had caused Alexandra's reaction but they couldn't be sure after all Alexandra had been in pools many times and she'd never gotten high before the family decided to wait and see if the stores would return in declined to go to the doctor about the condition. Unfortunately it wasn't the last time. Alexandra would break out in hives. Not long after the vacation her father author bought a hot tub like the rest of the family. Alexandra tried out the TUB and afterward the hives came back with a vengeance once again she took some Benadryl and they slowly disappeared. Benadryl and drugs like it are known as antihistamines. Because they prevent the action of the compound histamine. This compound is mostly produced in white blood cells. And some connective tissue cells. The Chemical Emiko serves a variety of functions from helping to regulate the sleep wake cycle to protecting the body again stress but a sudden release as of Histamine can also cause inflammation itching and constriction in the throat. which is exactly what happens? After an Allergen enters is the body and interacts with connective tissue cells those containing large amounts of histamine dumped the compound into the bloodstream. When histamine mean is released in this way it binds to one of several receptors throughout the body during many allergic reactions history means bind to what are no known as h one receptors? The result could be a runny nose. Sneezing or another allergy symptom antihistamines like Benadryl bind to these receptors before a histamine. Can this results in less severe allergic reaction but of course they only reduce the symptoms symptoms of an allergy. They can't treat the underlying condition after the antihistamine fades in individuals still runs the risk of a reaction Russian. The next time they encounter the allergen. It's precisely this recurrence that Alexandra and her parents were worried about. They didn't want her to break break out in hives alone or away from anyone who could help but they couldn't be sure of her safety unless they knew exactly what allergens she needed to avoid to figure out exactly which chemical was causing the reaction. Alexandra's parents changed the water in the TUB and ran a few experiments airman's over the next six months. Alexandra tried the hot tub numerous times. All after different chemicals were used to clean the water each each time the hives returned. Sometimes they were relatively mild but in general they got worse each time even more confusing using was the fact that the hives always worsened after. Alexandra took a shower to rinse the chemicals offer skin. The reactions seemed impossible to predict the only common denominator was spending time in a pool or hot tub. Eventually Alexandra's parents decided they weren't making any any progress identifying or exact allergy and they stopped the tests they'd at least established that Alexander should be careful around pools. And hot tubs CBS. They were sure she could avoid breaking out by staying away from chemically treated water. The search for the Allergen was complicated by other changes in thirteen year. Old Alexandra's life for years. She had been receiving Special Education for her dyslexia and ADHD. Not In two thousand ten. She transitioned into common curriculum classes and the move required a significant adjustment in her new setting. She was shy and didn't progress as quickly as some of the other kids. The new environment meet her anxious and understandably the focus on her allergies. She's fell by the wayside but unfortunately Alexandra couldn't forget about them for long about a year after the hot tub tests fourteen-year-old eighteen-year-old Alexandra went camping. Near the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Wyoming. The reservoir is known for being very clean and Alexandra didn't think could be chemicals in the water like those in the hot tub or the hotel pool. She swam for hours in the Flaming Gorge Ridge Reservoir but soon after she came out of the water she felt the familiar sting of the hives. Emerging this time was worse than ever before before. She begged her family to take her to the hospital. And after some convincing they rushed her to the Er Alexandra later said in an interview. You with the cut that the car ride was less tense than might be expected. Her family teased her for getting so sick. After just a swim in the reservoir Alexandra. Sandra tried to laugh along but it became more difficult by the moment. She horsely asked her family to drive a little faster. A couple of those in in the car turned to look at her and saw she was gripping her neck. As if she were choking Alexandra's throat had begun closing up. She ached all all over. Her skin. Burned like acid had been thrown on her. She could hardly breathe and couldn't move without wincing from the pain. Her family slowly realize is the attack was no laughing. Matter in sped down the highway for Alexandra the sting was unbearable in soon. She was gasping asking. She made it to the hospital just as she went into life-threatening. NFL Lactic Shock. When we return Alexandra's life hangs in the balance as she struggles to find the cause of her condition? Hi Hi it's molly and it's no mystery than I'm an animal lover. That's why I am so thrilled to tell you about podcasts. Late series Dong Tales. Dog Tales is tells the true stories of heroic canines who have gone above and beyond their best friend duties. The dog in my life is named Corona. 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"What's your rate on your existing mortgage? I think it's three point two all right and how much you guys o- on his mortgage to fifteen okay and do you you know the rate on this. He'll that they were asking you about. She was saying it was about two point nine. Five and I'M GONNA. I'm GonNa tell you why you are not going to do this. bottom line is there's a heat lock which is a home equity line of Credit Rachel. It is a big revolving thing that you attach to the home think of it as a big credit card as you make payments on it you have access to use it again this. He'll an installment loan so this is where they give you a fixed payment over a fixed period of time. Here's the issue most of the time the payment goes to interest only first and principal very very late in the game so it's a mirage that they're telling you that the interest rate is going to be that that two point whatever it was because it's primarily interest only so you don't need that in your life okay. We're not doing puff the Magic Dragon and trying to do magic things with this. We're GONNA get focused. Pay The debt and get it out of your life. That's Kinda. China where I feel like are boring financial advice and comes in where you say you know especially. When it comes to the mortgage your don't try to get off fancy and balloon mortgages and all this stuff do a traditional national fixed rate mortgage? It's it sounds boring but listen. That's what you do when you try to get off fancy and try to play the game especially when the bankers the ones selling you the product yeah you want to look into the fine print because not only the interest rate of that of the Assam but the fees and everything attached so fifteen year fixed rate stick to the plan be boring thing and that's how you win not trying to get off fans no and you're right and here's other side to oftentimes people will go in to meet with the bank and they think with a bank is the authority authority. I should do what the bank is saying. No no no no don't ever forget this twisted big nice. They're building is. There's a reason there to make money. I'm not saying all banks. I'm just saying your your your dreams. Your goals and your motivation are not the first thing on their mind. It needs to be the first thing on your mind so that's why we have to learn people. We've got to be aware so we can say yes to the good things and no to.
"allergic" Discussed on The Dave Ramsey Show
"I need advice on this last one because it's the one that causing my stress okay so you sit fifty five thousand how much of this says car so it sixty five thousand and nineteen thousand of it as a car okay all right so you've got some substantial debt on these credit cards. What have you been using them for? move out to the desert I had used it to pay living expenses. as I was going to the hiring process from job also I'm just dumb enough to use that to cover debt payments so I didn't go delinquent. That's what my problem okay all right so you were trying to do the three card Monte technique and realized that an work credit cards doesn't know is not building all right so this must you make a year. Can I ask so I make about without where we're talking about twenty five hundred a mine where overtime I'm this month. I made about thirty five hundred a month on this month. What do you do for a living? I'm a nine one one dispatcher k. k. and so you said you have been talking to these credit card places about a hardship so what what what are you trying to get from them. so I was the overtime that can work pretty easily done I can oh I can give two hundred to each of them. this this last one the fifth one my hardship program is about to end in two months and my minimum payments go back up to about five hundred a month which is rough only because of the interest straighten the balance on that one card what's the interest rate. What's the interest rate on this one about thirty percent thirty percent? What's the balance on that about fifteen thousand okay are you are these are these out of your life completely right now well yes they've automatically then close though there next to be cut up then have have they been in collections at all or are they just threatening threatening it so they have not been in the collection? I was literally about to enter into collections on all of them. the next month okay able to avoid it all right well listen. I'm GonNa tell you something because I I used to be a collector back in the day longtime ago Rachel could look at me like no judgment was I felt it but a long time ago and I'm GonNa tell you something just an your credit cards going into collections. Elections may not be a bad thing and I say that because obviously I know in any scenario people have made promises to pay not kept it so there's there the the company's frustrated. You don't have the income coming in so you're frustrated so it's a strained relationship however if it does go to collections you've got an opportunity to to do something that maybe you didn't do on the front end and that's the be upfront and honest about what you can afford to pay and I'm GonNa tell you something right now. When you are trying to defend yourself self financially you know how much you can pay? I'm not debating. I'm stating meaning. That's what I'm hoping you use that line on me. She'd say I'm not debating debating. I'm stating which means this is optional. When I tell you this I can afford to pay X. Amount? That's what I can do and when you can't have that company pulling you're pulling your emotions actions in a different way 'cause they threatened the impact your credit score Rachel right well. We don't care because we know credit score not an indicator of how well I'm doing. It's an indicator of how well I'm doing with debt. Go on anything you do just an all these calls make sure you get everything in writing you need documentation and then once that's cleared up though just listen I mean I would be working like crazy because we again. We're not all about the math year with personal finance. It is behavior change but thirty eight percent interest rate good Lord on Credit Card so I'm like you want out of your life. I know you do and so you have got to work. You need to turn into a workaholic. I mean you need to go crazy to get these out of your life. You're going to have to end Rachel's right. Get everything in writing but I mean when you call these companies. I want you to write down the name of the person you spoke to their extension and notes on what was discussed and don't please don't agree to do something you can't afford to do just to get off the phone and Rachel what what I mean by that is people get themselves all worked up and they don't want to be on the phone so they agreed to do whatever just to get off and that's not the key you have to be clear and you have to protect your budget budget. So if all you can afford to send fifty dollars guess what you tell them and they'll say I know Rachel what they say. They'll say that's not good enough. You say I understand but fifty dollars. This is what I can afford to pay you and I'm GonNa send it in on the thirtieth and that's really it and they can talk and say all they WANNA say but you've said what was needed and so again just an I'm telling you go back. Sit Down be focus as Rachel said. Get some extra jobs so you can get focus because you've got to get these debts out of your life. They'RE GONNA they're gonNA take all all that. They can get from yet every every time all right next up. I've got Chris in Pennsylvania Chris. How are you hey guys? I'm good. How are you doing? Oh we're focusing finish. What's on your mind body so my my wife and I on BBC four or five and six however I sat down with my banker about two weeks ago and.
"allergic" Discussed on The Dave Ramsey Show
"I'm sorry yes yes Well Angela. I would walk you through exactly what we teach with the Ramsey baby steps keeping it thousand dollar -mergency funds and then throwing the rest. Ask At that deck because you can make obviously a huge stints by paying it off but my only aspect to that would be that the fact you said you're going to. You're going to be divorced for soon. Is that what you said going through a self-employed nine in so I'm dealing with the little bit of arthritis right now now. I'm being treated for it just a little nervous about that because I'm a hair stylist so I don't have my hands yeah am trying to changes into a new career that in terms of income will still be at least six months a year off Chur the working on that though and so the divorce and everything when will that be without be fine on the next couple of months of the year okay. How long have you were? You guys married three years okay so I would say because of that life change. I would hold a little bit. I would go ahead and just pay a chunk. I mean you you could even do twenty twenty-five thirty thousand and just go ahead and get a bulk of it out have that safety net there through this process for some savings things and then once you kind of get through that look at your your employment situation the authorites and all of that to see okay am I still consistently going to be able to make this amount and then throw the rest of the debt once you have that security because then after that point hopefully you've been saving to throughout the next couple of months and you'll have a little bit more cushion to to get that three to six months of expenses saved in the banks. I want you to have that for sure soon but because of a big life change like this I would say it's okay to kind of pause ause and not go all in right now which again a different situation I would probably say right the Chakra and get going but actually tell me this how did you why did you save this seventy. Thous I sold a home hard at the money could act up bathing good so yeah. I mean that mindset I I like what Rachel I agree with you. Whenever you're dealing with a life change you obviously want to make sure that you've got some money there to deal with whatever your new living situation -Tuation might be as your self employed in making a transition and career so just having that mindset but sending that Chunk Rachel as you said it would do so much for her to be able to see that balanced go from eighty three thousand down to sixty three whatever it is she that movement and so I think race was absolutely right mindset looking at where you are taking that stance on it but I'm GonNa tell you you still WanNa make sure that you remain allergic to debt? don't don't use this life change as justification schedule. Go Out and get another car or to go out and do X Y and Z because what you end up doing is trying to medicate to make yourself feel better. and none of that stuff is going to work. It's not yes and whenever you're in an emotional and I would say more of a negative emotional title situation whether you're dealing with death or a divorce. There's something like that. You're exactly right Chris that like you have to be on guard to know that you're not being taken taking advantage of by someone making sure that you have all your everything lined up financially meaning like you know what if there's lawyer fees you know exactly what's coming and having his much logic in this emotional situation is really going to help you so the most you can plan out the more detailed you can be in this process the better off you're going to be because it is. It's a it's a high hi emotional situation and you can't overlook that that's right and so if you're not plugged into a local church I definitely want to encourage you to just so you have people around do that. You can talk to because oftentimes if we're less through our own devices we can isolate and it's not healthy. It's not a good thing so you won't people around you that care about about you that want to be there to walk this walk with you. You will get through this without a shadow of a doubt but you're gonNA have to stay focus. Thank you so much for your call all right next up. We've got David Down in Florida David. How can we help you? Hey guys how're you doing great doing great how are you. I'm doing doing very well. I wanted to call you. Guys asked a question I recently was looking through my wife's credit history because we applied for credit card just to have a bigger balanced. I mean you're not gonNA. You're not GonNa get our support with that one but you keep going this isn't really and this is just a little bit of the backstory. Essentially we saw her credit is very negatively affected because a couple years ago her parents actually had her cosign on all of their cars which is three different cars there. They're all leases. One of them was was repoed and to them they still have and they have have had some late payments here and there and our our leases almost soon. We're going to be looking to move into a new place but I see her credit so badly impacted impacted by this that that I'm not too sure what we can be doing. I saw the the balance is still like about fifteen thousand dollars and we're not in a place where we can in any way attack that that is ours you know so I just wanted to call and see if I could get some advice on that right. Well I mean I I can tell you this. This I mean co-signing is a no no people okay co-signing is saying. I promise that if this person doesn't pay the debt I'll pay it right right and if you need a cosigner means you didn't qualify on your own so co-signing is an absolute. I mean it's just a horrible option. and it's frustrating especially really now you know in dealing with this situation on three different cars and here's the deal they're not gonNA drop you all his co signers because you're the guarantees of the loan on and so the goal is just going to have to get a get paid off or you guys are going to have to pay it off so David only option you have is you guys are looking at your living situation. Relation is a stay put and get focused and and clean up your own financial situation or you're going to have to look at trying to get something that you can live on your own without your wife on that. That's how I was going to say as pulling your credit report David what that would do for because if they do pull a credit report and you do have bad credit score. Obviously it is going to Ding you majorly but I think that that's obviously a lesson that you guys have learned that co-signing is never ever a good option. Go for you guys to see if there's a place that yeah you can just use your name on the rent but I would not go get credit card to try to build your credit to make it better that that at the ended the game like you're trying to play the game and it's not GonNa win. Don't do it. David don't make rates allow drive down to Florida okay seriously. Don't don't do it because because it's it's that step toward you start to lose consciousness and the next thing you know you get one. You get another one and you get another one. Maybe I'm just talking about myself.