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The Often Unseen: The Power of Blogging Through Trauma With Daniela
"I think for both of us, just starting to share our story was like the best sort of healing journey for us, because both for myself and for him, it's that feeling of like, you're not alone. So you started a blog? I started a blog, it was in the height of COVID, everything was shut down. I'm very much an extrovert. I, you know, need to be around my people and my friends and our family. And there was also a time when you couldn't really do much except sort of like reflect. And, and it was funny because, you know, my husband would always say, like, you know, you, you do what you need to do too. Or, you know, if you need to talk to someone, but it was kind of like, when am I going to do that? Like, I am so busy in my head, right? Like, I'm so busy making sure nothing bad happens to you, you know, making sure you're protected and you have everything you need and that the kids are good. Like, I don't have time to do that. Like, is what I felt like saying to him, his well intentioned, you know, take time for yourself too. But yeah, it was COVID, I was feeling extra lonely, I was feeling extra reflective. And, you know, kind of as we said, like, correctional officers are often sort of left out of conversations on top of being spouses. So when I was looking for resources online, and things like that, I found a lot of stuff for military spouses, and also like, police, but some of this, like a lot of the stuff that I was finding, like, it was really dark, like, you know, like their husbands were like, deep into depression and deep into, you know, self medicating. And that hadn't been my experience, thankfully, but I was still dealing with lots of other, you know, trauma responses. And so I didn't really find anywhere where I felt like I fit in to share my story or to share my experiences. So I just started putting words on paper. And then I thought, well, I'm just gonna put it out there to the world. And I remember before I had written probably two or three entries, and before I had published on it, I said to my husband, Do you want to read any of these? Because we had talked here. So he read a couple of them. And it was hard for him to read, because I think that was his first sort of realization that, oh, this is what she's been keeping from me. And I didn't care if one person read it, or 1000 people read it, it just felt good to put it out there. And like, sort of like, self acknowledgement of this is how I've been feeling. And this is what I was doing, you know, that might have been a disservice to myself. Oh, yeah, I started a blog called The Often Unseen, and an Instagram account to go with it. And just slowly, I've just been finding other people who I can connect with and, you know, also build a community so that if someone finds themselves feeling like I was that at least they know, like, there's one person here who, you know, hi, I'm here, come over to my tiny little corner of the internet and find a safe space sort of thing. It takes a lot of courage to share a story of trauma. Having a whole blog about it is very commendable. I don't think that I would be able to put myself out there like that. So I'm in awe of what you're
Fresh "Ptsd" from WTOP 24 Hour News
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First Responder Wife Daniela Shares Her Family's Harrowing Hostage Nightmare
"We have Daniella T from Ontario, Canada with us today. Daniella is a first responder wife and mom to two girls, as well as a full -time staffing coordinator at her local hospital. Daniella's life changed forever when her husband was taken hostage during a shift when he was working as a correctional officer. Four of the longest hours ensued not knowing what the future would bring. Thankfully, through the hard work of the negotiating team, he was released with minimal physical injuries, but it would be the invisible injuries that would have the most profound effect and that would end up testing them as individuals and as a couple. While her husband recognized he would need immediate help facing the challenges that would come with PTSD, Daniella pushed the need to reach out for support for herself in dealing with the trauma and focused 100 % of her attention and care to him and their two children. As time progressed, Daniella recognized that she too finally needed to truly process the ordeal and the injuries she had been enduring as a result. So she started a blog called The Often Unseen and that was a major step in her healing journey. Welcome, Daniella. Thanks for coming on the show. Thanks. I'm fangirling a little bit here because I've been following you guys for over a year now. And when I saw you guys kind of put a call out to, you know, people who might want to be a guest, I was like, Oh my God, pick me. Thank you for having the courage to come and talk about your healing journey with us today. So based on your own comfort level, walk us through the incident. Yeah. So it was September 14th, 2018, and it was a Friday afternoon. I'll never forget that date, but it was just a regular day. And if you ever hear my husband tell the story, he always starts with, I wasn't even supposed to work that day. It was an overtime shift that he had picked up, but it was a regular day. I was out running errands and I had gotten a message from the superintendent of the jail. Our town is a very small town and everybody knows everybody. And I knew this gentleman through other community things that we had been involved in. And he sent me a Facebook message saying, Hey, it's Steve, call me when you get this. And I thought that's weird, but whatever. So I called him when I got home and he started it by saying, where are you? And I thought that was weird. And I said, Oh, I'm at home. And well, where's home? You guys moved, right? And we had been in the process of, we had sold our house and we were living with my in -laws while we went through the process of buying a new house. So I said, yeah, we're here at the address. I said, what's going on? And so now I'm kind of thinking, you know, like I should preface this because I'm guessing probably a lot of your listeners are American, but up here, the jail that my husband worked at, it was sort of like a minimum security. And so really the only weapons that they carry to protect themselves were pepper spray. So I'm thinking, Oh, he had to use this pepper spray. He got some in the eye or, or something along those lines. And then he just said, I'm sending someone over to the house. And then that was when I sort of started to panic. And then he said, there's been an incident and they have John. And I just, I had like an out of body experience. I fell to the floor. I couldn't breathe. And I could see myself like sitting on the floor, trying to process this bomb that had been dropped. And it was probably one o 'clock in the afternoon. So my kids were at school and daycare. And so I thought, I didn't know what to do. So I called my mother -in -law who I was living with. And I said, where are you? In my calmest voice that I tried to, you know, where are you? And she said, I'm downtown. And I said, I need you to come home now. And again, we live in a small town. It takes less than 10 minutes to pretty much get it anywhere. And she said, okay, is everything all right? I said, I need you to come home now. And so as she pulled up the chaplain from the jail, as well as the police officer were pulling up. And so she kind of was like, do you have the right house? And so they were like, yes. So she came in and I had to tell her, I couldn't even really talk. I sent a text to my mom and my dad and my sister who all lived here. And I said, I can't talk. This is what has happened. I know nothing. And so my dad was retired. He came over, my mom left work. She came over and we all just sat around the table for like, you know, it was probably a total of three hours, but again, a small town. I started to get text messages from people saying, I heard this is going on at the jail. I hope John's not working today. And so the first person, a good friend of mine who texted me that I said, oh, where did you hear that? And he said, well, people are talking about it in the staff room at work. And so it was at that point that I said to my mother -in -law, we have to call my two sister -in -laws who also live in town. I said, they're teachers. I said, we have to call them. They can't find out that this is going on, you know, at school through word of mouth. So my mother -in -law called them. They came over and we all sat around the table. And then I finally got a call from the superintendent saying that John had been released and that he was taking him to the hospital to get checked out. So we went there, we waited, we met the ambulance. I've never known a relief like that in my life. And we were there for a couple of hours as they ran some tests and x -rays, but you know, he was lucky that there was just some bruising and, you know, a black eye. He was pretty sore just from, you know, they had him handcuffed and things like that. So, but no broken bones, you know, no open wounds, anything like that. So that we were probably back home by, I'm going to say 8 30. So all in all, it was about a seven and a half hour ordeal. And then, and then, and then life kept going on. Yikes. That's a lot. Yeah. It's, you know, if you're, you know, if you're a corrections spouse or in that corrections world, you know, that's sort of your worst case scenario, your worst fear of, you know, a riot or something like that happening, you know?
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A highlight from Adam and Jen Vs the Apocalypse
"Hey guys, welcome to Mutually Codependent with Adam and Jen. I'm Jen. I'm Adam. Welcome, welcome, welcome. How is everybody? I hope you're doing well. Hopefully, hopefully, hopefully, hopefully, hopefully, we're going to enjoy this strain of the show, which today is Mac one, uh, which is a short for miracle alien cookies. Yes. All right. Um, Mac one, according to this is an out of the world experience with powerful mood lifting effects and a bodily relaxation. That's cool. Yeah, that's cool. So, uh, it's a labeled as a hybrid. You got another spilled drink. Nope. Just a couple of drops, just a couple of drops. It's just like six counted, um, T H C a 23 .6 % plenty. Little dab will do you, uh, the, uh, Delta nine is a barely legal 0 .29%. That's about as close as you can get. Did you know you can actually go slightly above 0 .3 if it's within the, um, the, the minimum quantification of the tool that you're using. Oh, so, uh, cause there's, each tool has kind of a margin of error, if you will. And if you're within that margin error, then they're like, yeah, it's fine. It makes sense. Yeah, it does. It's, uh, one of the few things that I've been like, oh yeah, that did make sense. Maybe they do know what they're doing. But, uh, yeah, so that's our strain of the show. Mac one, miracle alien cookies. How do you like it? We've had this a few times. Yeah. Not on the show, but we have on the show, but we've personally had it a few times. It's a, it's a good string. I like it. It's a solid hybrid. A solid, it's a solid hybrid as opposed to a liquid. No, like it's a good hybrid. It's not a weak ass hybrid. It's a, it's a good one. I am just looking for my lighter. Cause I want to smoke some. Yeah, you should tell people what, what, what we have coming up for them. Okay. I will do that. So today on mutually codependent Adam and Jen are going to talk about the apocalypse. No, seriously guys. Like a lot of shit has happened in the past three years, like since COVID hit. And like, I don't think our world is ever going to be quote unquote, normal again. And just with everything that is going on with, I mean, for the past year with Ukraine and Russia to Israel and Gaza and the Palestinians, like all the sadness and death and destruction, like I feel as if, and I've seen it on social media. Like there's a lot of people that feel like the apocalypse is inevitable. Like it's coming. The people who aren't crazy. People who aren't crazy, like normal people who are not preppers. They're not people who are just becoming preppers or they're like just normal everyday people that don't buy into any conspiracy theories and stuff. That's what I've been seeing. Like all of those people are starting to be like, what the fuck is happening in our world and should we be afraid? And yes, I think everyone should be, to be honest, I always have trouble getting raps King size lit. So it's taken me a little longer than normal. Not to, not to take away from what you were talking about. That's kind of what the weed does though. Yeah. So we're going to talk about that and we're going to, we can just, we're going to talk. We got a new shit. The kid did. Yeah. We got a new shit. The kid did. I'm going to, I'm going to start with that cause that's super happy. Not that this isn't a happy episode, but cause it's kind of silly, but yeah. Um, so Landon on Saturday, our middle son Landon, he's 17. He has an electric bike that he rides to and from work and going to and from work. He passes by the skate park, which he frequents because he's a skateboard. Um, and he has friends there. Well, their internet was down at his restaurant job on Saturday night. So door dash in like Uber eats, couldn't come pick up their orders. So he took like over well over a hundred dollars worth of food and he just took it and he went to the skate park on his way home and he passed it out to some of the people that he knows that are there staying the night because they're homeless. They don't have anywhere to go and he knows they're hungry. So he went and he passed out this food to them because otherwise it was just going to get thrown away. Yeah. So cause they couldn't come get it and I was really proud of him for that. Cause I feel like, yeah, not all, not everybody would choose to do that. Certainly not every 17 year old, right? He's a good, he's a, he's an amazing kid. Sometimes kids, the shit the kid did is good. It's a good thing. We wanted to have a good, yeah, the kid did good shit. The kid did cause I got a short other shit. The kid did. I went downstairs to make some tea and our coffee maker rinsing out the little bowl, make sure and get all the coffee grounds out so that don't affect my tea. And, uh, I, I, there was a precariously perched pan on the drying rack atop several other pans, all of which was being leaned on by a cutting board. Oh, yeah, that sounds, yeah. And on top of the cutting board was one of my knives. So when I bumped the pan, the knife fell and almost hit my foot. Was that Ben? Yeah. Yeah. He heard me cuss him out from the other room. I didn't even know he was in there the first time. Yeah, no, I didn't cuss him out. I just said, Ben, like you heard that just happened, right? He's like, yeah, it was like, you need to not stack the shits dangerously. Like I need you to do things in a safer way, please. That's what I actually said. That's not what I wanted to say. I wish, I wish we could see both sides of our children. You know, like if, if we had just like, okay, we're in the middle, right? We make these choices back and forth regularly. We're, we're on the mean side. Sometimes we're on the nicer side. Most of the time I want to, I want to view, I want to see what our kids would look like if, if we chose one side strong or the other. Like your light side, dark side child. Um, well, I can tell you how different would your kids be? You think, um, well, if I only chose the dark side, their anxiety would be like way worse and they would hate me probably. Um, but if I only chose the light side, they would just be dirty slobs out of control, like because they wouldn't have learned any kind of discipline, no discipline, no manners, like, so no, that wouldn't have never worked. Yeah. Oh, but I mean, for a lot of, to see what, how bad would they be if we were just like assholes all the time? I don't know, but like people who are terrible to their kids and the kids grew up with like complex PTSD, like it's pretty severe, like it's a constant fucking cycle, like that person then treats their kids shitty and so on and so forth and their friends and their coworkers and the people around them. And so, you know, you have one shitty person, you know, breeds, and then they have a shitty kid and if a person is raised shitty, then they become a shitty person, which affects everybody around them. What I've seen though, like in the past few years, as I've like, as I've spent a lot of time on my personal growth is that a lot of people are breaking that curse, that generational curse of treating their kids badly or being the cycle. They're, they're breaking that and they're trying to be that parent that wasn't there for them because they grew up into this person realizing how desperate they were for attention or love or support or somebody being proud of them. So there's actually a TikToker who is one of my favorites and I've sent her, she has POTS, which is a dysautonomia disease condition. That helped. Um, yes, I know I was going to go. So dysautonomia is a disorder that some people have and it causes like, you can't breathe in the heat, you can't walk upstairs, you'll just randomly faint because of blood flow issues. You're, you're dizzy a lot. It's, it's a, it's pretty severe. It's usually, it affects women, usually younger girls like teenage years, but if you get it when you're older, like you're kind of fucked, which is what happened to my mom and why she's had so many issues. But so this girl named Kimberly is, she has POTS, but she does skits as her cigarette mom. Her mom, both of her parents are dead, but she uses a straw and she acts like her mom did. And it's her way of therapy because she said, I had a horrible childhood. It was abusive. And my parent, my dad was a drunk, my mom was a drunk and they smoked constantly. But like she uses it as like therapy to not, she'd be like, I will never be this shitty person. Like my mom was. Yeah. Yeah. It's, it's kind of sad, but I have seen that. I mean, and that's, I thought about that as a kid. Like if I ever had children, I would be the kind of mom that I wanted as a kid. Cause I mean, for lots of reasons, your mom just didn't understand you, let alone have a good idea of how to, you know, raise you. But yeah, I was different. Yeah. Now, now that I'm diagnosed with autism, I look back at my life and I'm like, how in the fuck did people not know? Like my own self, my therapist knew two and a half years before I did. Yeah. Well, and they were pushing for it. They were asking to get a different diagnosis from the beginning. Yeah. I don't think you're bi -boliced. She keeps saying, I just, I don't think you're bi -boliced. Have you ever had a manic episode? No, never got the good stuff. When I was 19 and I had to leave it. We come to, we don't even think it was mania. We just think it was maybe a 19, a little out of control, a little party girl. It wasn't technically like, yeah. So I don't know. Yeah. You, you were just a, a monopolar instead of bipolar. Yeah. Monopole. Monopole. So any who, but yeah. But I think that people are kind of changing that and being better parents now, I hope, I mean, I know some people are still absolutely terrible parents. You know, so I think, uh, our kids' generation are going to be some of the most prepared parents. Well, yeah, I agree. No, but it's not just the most recent magazine that you may or may not have grabbed at the grocery store or picked up at the doctor's office. You know, like that's literally, you know, reading a book on how to raise your kid was like looked down on. Yeah. And, uh, you know, but with us, we've encouraged that kind of behavior and our children will, will encourage it even more. And it's because our world is fucked and our generation and the next generations are seeing that firsthand, how the people before us really screwed things up and not just financially. I'm not talking about economy and politics. I'm talking about mental health, mental health, ethics, the way we live life, the kind of human being you're supposed to be like, that is so much more important than learning some, you know, I wish that that was what was taught to people, like the common sense to be a decent human being that should have been health class. That should be other side of health. I mean, that should, I've always told my boys and you know, I know that you're, you're the same way, like being a good kind person and being nice to people is more important than being right or being really smart or, you know, having a lot of money. I mean, all those things are great, but at the end of the day, the kind of person you are when you go to bed at night is what really matters. I feel like, yeah, your happiness and how appreciative you are of your life or not. Cause it, that reflects outwards. So yeah, I want that for our kids and for people in general and for the future generations, for our grandkids and great grandkids. If we get there. Yeah. Or if the apocalypse comes. Yeah, fun, fun fact. When I was in like sixth, seventh grade, I was so obsessed with Buffy, the vampire Slayer and the apocalypse that I wasn't allowed to say the word in my own home for a few months. The word apocalypse or apocalypse. She, how often were boards banned for certain amounts of time? Like, what is that a regular thing? Yeah. How many words do you think got banned over the years? About 20. Oh yeah. How many of them do you remember? Exuberant. Oh, that's a weird one to say a lot. Five was five. Why your mom started banning words at five? I was younger. Oh gosh. I wasn't allowed to say, um, diaphragm. Oh God. Which I've probably, I may have told you about this. But when I was seven, I drew like a head and like a neck and a chest, like of a person and I drew body parts in it and I was labeling it because I wanted my own little like human poster of somebody. So I like copied it out of the world book and I went to show her and was explaining how your diaphragm works. And she told me that we didn't have a diaphragm in our body, that that was a word again. Who was that? My mother. Your mom. Yeah. Dang. And so that I wasn't allowed to say diaphragm exuberant because I, I looked it up in the dictionary and then I would use it all the time. Um, was your dad upset by these words? I don't think, no, I don't, I, he, he worked so much when I was little. Like, I don't remember him and I have been like a whole lot of heart to heart conversations. I get that. Um, I like, I don't remember what else it was. Lackadaisical. I wasn't allowed to say that for a while. Lackadaisical. And none of these were small words.
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A highlight from Michael Saylor: Bitcoin Will 10x From Here | EP 861
"It's all going to zero against Bitcoin. It's going up for everyone. Bitcoin! You're against Bitcoin, you're against freedom. Yeah, welcome to another episode of Simply Bitcoin Live, your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution, breaking news culture, medic warfare. We will be your guide through the separation of money and state. Michael Saylor, literally saying the quiet part out loud. He's saying basically that Bitcoin will 10x from here. Now there's a couple of things that he said needed to happen in order for that to be achieved. But the important part here is that he didn't just say this on a Twitter spaces, right? With a bunch of anons like listening in. No, no, no. He said this on the legacy corporate media and he said, you know, Bitcoin will 10x from here. These three things happen or a couple of these things happen, 10x from 35k where we are currently sitting is $350 ,000 Bitcoin. That's a really big statement, but at the same time, I think he has the ability to say that because obviously his strategy using Bitcoin as an alternative to holding dollars on his balance sheet clearly has worked. But what are those three things that he said needed to happen? There needed to be a change in the accounting rules, the FASB accounting rules. Check that off the list that happened. That was a big deal when that news broke. The other thing he said needed to happen was that large banks needed to have the ability to Bitcoin custody for their institutional clients. Check that off the list. Multiple banks in the United States and Europe are applying for licenses in order to do that. And then the third thing he said needed to happen, which was the approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF. So those three things have happened on Twitter spaces, which he didn't say this on the legacy corporate media. He said if those three things happen, we would be going to $5 million per coin. He wasn't as bullish on the legacy corporate media, but he still said 10x, which is a huge, huge jump from where we are now. So anyways, I thought that was super noteworthy. And I think that, guys, we are in the beginning of the next bull cycle. We're in the first, you know, first innings of it. I think we all feel it. We had a little bit of a tease when the price of Bitcoin went from $27 ,000 to $35 ,000. I think it touched $26 ,000, and now it's been kind of hovering around this area. That was a massive candle, right? What was that, like $5 ,000, $6 ,000, $7 ,000 in a day or two? All of Bitcoin and Twitter was losing their minds. If you've never experienced a full bull market cycle, that was a tease of what is to come. Strap in, hold on, don't trade, stay humble, stack sat, stay solvent, because we still have about, you know, a year and a half, two years of this bull cycle left. And my intuition is telling me it's going to be a little bit crazy this year. There has never been a time in Bitcoin's history where the amount of Bitcoin on exchanges, it continues to go lower. And that wasn't the case last cycle. It was trending up for a while. Now it's trending down. The hash rate continues to make all time highs. The hash rate represents the estimated amount of computational power actively mining the Bitcoin network, theoretically making it more secure, making it more difficult to attack. Right. So theoretically, the higher the value proposition, in my opinion. So anyways, it looks like all the stars and planets are aligning, but I want to bring up Opti to talk to him about this, because I think a lot of us are, you know, specifically the class of 2017, 2018. I think a lot of us have PTSD from the last cycle just because it was a bit of a tease, bro. It was a bit of a tease. A lot of people had this expectation that Bitcoin was going to hit one hundred K and it fell way short of that. And I think American HODL had this great threat over the weekend. I was just about to mention it. Yeah. So he says bias is a mother effer. Last bull, we had two blind, we had two major blind spots, one one hundred one hundred K guarantee, two higher lows. In my opinion, the big blind spot, this bull is diminishing returns. Many will sell far too much, far too soon. Imagine selling one hundred K only to watch it explode to five hundred K shortly after pain. Right. And one thing, wait, literally attacking Nico love to see it. Yeah. American HODL. It's good. It's good. It's good because that was like the mainstream consensus. The mainstream consensus was one hundred K guaranteed. And I think a lot of people were let down because of that. And now I think a lot of people have PTSD. A lot of people got like, you know, disillusioned, so to speak. And I think people are expecting, you know, diminishing returns. That's what I've said. And I think that there is going to be some type of diminishing returns. But I also think that if the mainstream consensus is, you know, we're only going to reach one hundred K, one hundred twenty K, one hundred thirty K Bitcoin, you know, Bitcoin tends to do the thing that everyone least expects, you know, so I would be pleasantly surprised.
A highlight from Ocean View Stables with Zachary Leyden
"Army veteran Zachary Layden found solace and renewal through his deep connection with horses, establishing a thriving horse recreation business. Zachary's dedication to helping veterans through horseback riding sets him apart. With a unique blend of technology, equestrian artistry, and business acumen, he offers invaluable leadership insights from his military service and entrepreneurial ventures. Join us as we explore Zachary's inspiring journey of entrepreneurship, horsemanship, and the world of coding. Welcome to Veteran on the Move. If you're a veteran in transition, an entrepreneur wannabe, or someone still stuck in that J -O -P trying to escape, this podcast is dedicated to your success. And now, your host, Joe Crane. Service isn't just what Navy Federal Credit Union does, it's who they are. That's why Navy Federal created tools to help you earn and save more. Learn more at navyfederal .org slash join. Alright, we're talking with Army veteran Zachary Layden from Ocean View Stables, which is a thriving horse recreation business. Zachary, looking forward to seeing some of the great things you've done with with horses and you got a thriving business. We were talking before the before we started about you actually figured out the business model for owning a horse farm. So I'm looking forward to hearing that, but we do want to hear what you did in the Army. So let's start off with that. Zachary Layden Yeah, so I went in as infantry, and I had the privilege to be a part of a special operations. It was long range surveillance deployed to Afghanistan with them. It was, it was, it was good to move out. And I guess the, the part that I'll go to is, is, you know, everybody who's deployed on the combat side has, has their stories and has what, what they've done and, and how it affects them. My story really starts at the post level. So when I came back from Afghanistan, I got out of military shortly after that, out of active duty, I switched MOS's and I went in the reserves for a little bit. And I went to college, because that's the, the thing that you expect to do when you get out, you use that GI Bill, I tried to follow the path that was most expected of me at first. And I would say that getting out of the military, you know, I was struggling with PTSD, I was struggling with the things that occurred in Afghanistan. And I think that the PTSD was a partial piece of that, and also a piece of me joining the military at 17, coming out in my 20s without a strong sense of purpose anymore. And when I was in, I had that I had a strong sense of purpose. I had a team, I had goals and, and going to college, there was, there was a disconnect there, and I didn't have that anymore. So I, I found myself going down a path and I wasn't, I wasn't happy. I started getting anxiety. I was, I was depressed. I had no purpose and, and I kind of hit rock bottom and there, you know, I don't mind saying that I got a DUI. And it was, it was a negative aspect of my life at that point. The only thing it really did was, well, financially, it wasn't great. School didn't affect it too much other than, you know, I just didn't want to be there. And there was a Vietnam vet that that found that I had some horse knowledge under my belt. And he said, hey, instead of coming to this program that I had to go to because of the DUI, you can come to my ranch. You can help me tip these Mustangs and, and I'll sign off on your paper. It's easy. Let's go. So I went there and I, and I wasn't looking at it to be any type of, uh, you know, healing process or anything. I just went there and I was going to help this guy and get my thing signed off and move on with my life. And I, I was going there just once a week and, and, and the horses needed more time. So then I started going twice a week and say, you know what, those horses need more time. So was I spending almost every day there, I get done with school and I would jet over there and go there on the weekends. And pretty much every extra moment that I had, I was over there with those horses. And, uh, he started the guy who was having me help him, sent me to clinics, um, so that I could learn more about horsemanship. And it changed my life and made me, I started feeling present. I started feeling like I had purpose. I started feeling happy again. It completely changed everything. I was coming back. You could see a complete different person from when I worked with the horses and the days that I didn't, my family saw me as, as the guy was before I ever left from the military. Just this happy -go -lucky guy, uh, the days I was working with the horses and then a grumpy guy when I wasn't. And there was something there. Uh, so, so there was a moment where it just clicked and I was like, you know what, I'm kind of at a point in my life where I don't have responsibility. I've, I've kind of hit rock bottom. Nobody expects much of me. They kind of think I'm a shithead right now. So why not just shoot for it and try to make my dreams come true and make a business with the horses. Um, so I put together a plan. I went to, you know, just like in the military, you gotta, you have to build your intel. You gotta understand what the mission is. So I had a goal and then I started going to facilities that I thought were doing a good job, a good job at this. And I asked if I could work for free to, to learn from them. And, uh, I did that and I also started acquiring some horses. Uh, and the smart thing I was doing with that was I was not knocking on land that had no, uh, that was overgrown that had nothing on it that had, you know, good plots of land and knock on the doors and say, Hey, I'll put horses on here. Eat down your fire danger. You'll have beautiful ornaments in your backyard and we're all happy and people loved it. So I was able to acquire a couple hundred acres of land for free to rotate my horses on. And that was, that was a good starting point. But, uh, yeah, I've started with a little bit, pretty close to nothing. And since, uh, the, the infancy stage of this to now, we just bought a multimillion dollar horse facility in San Francisco. So we, I, my wife and I really figured out the algorithm for this. Yeah, it has, has a retired sergeant major on, on the show a while back. And he said, well, he said, you know, just being in the military is a traumatic experience, you know, and then take everything above and beyond that, especially with, you know, the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq and all that. But I thought it was funny, just, I never really heard anybody say that, like a retired sergeant major, just being in the military is a traumatic experience. So, um, did you, did you know, like when, did you know you were suffering from PTSD right away or was you just kind of like, I'm fine, I'm fine, I'm fine. And then gradually you started figuring out what was going on. See, this is, this is why we have the program we have at our facilities. And this is why I think it has such a big impact. And this is, there's no way in hell I would have gone to a person to, to, to, to get help for, I didn't think I needed help. I didn't think that there was anything wrong with me. I, you know, and I, it's hard to teach or tell a warrior that there's something wrong with you mentally go talk to a shrink. You know, like this, it's just not something that, that, that was going to cross my mind. It's not something I was ever going to do. Uh, and it wasn't until later. I reflected on it later on and realized how much these horses did for me. It was, uh, you know, we don't have a lot of times I can't go into every story, but there was one gentleman at the VA who needed help. And, and he wanted somebody, he wanted the VA to drive him home. He just happened to be close to my ranch. And so I decided to do it. I, but as we were driving, I realized he probably needed horses. I kind of saw like this Vietnam vet helped me and I'm like, Hey, this might be my opportunity to help with that. So I brought him to the ranch and he worked with the horses and, and I was like, okay, he went on a ride and said, okay, I'll take you home now. And he's like, well, could I stay? I let him stay all day. And then he was like, could I come back tomorrow? So I let him come back the next day. And he kind of just like stayed for months and, and he came to me one day and said, you know, I was going to go home and kill myself. And that was huge for me. Cause I was like, and he's like now, you know, and it gave him purpose again. And he, he, like, he identified as a cowboy. He had an opportunity to have purpose again, and he wasn't looking for a job. He's fully disabled. And by the way, this is a gentleman who did not go to war. This is a gentleman who did not do combat like I did. And he had his own traumas that I'm not going to go into, but, you know, like that Sergeant Major said, there's, there's a lot of traumas in the military, even if you're not one of us that went to combat, you know, and, and we, I got to see this guy's change. And another person came out and then I was like, you know what, just like this guy and just like myself and many other people, I don't want to build a program. And I wanted to build a program where the VA can help pay for it and veterans can come ride and be a part of it. And it could be a therapy program. That was the first thought. And then I was like, fuck that. I'm going to build a program where everybody else is going to pay for it and veterans are just going to be able to ride for free. And that's my program. And so out of that, I started developing this program. I was like, it's the for -profit. I'm going to make money. Veterans are going to ride for free. And that's, that's the model. And it's, it's worked and veterans take advantage of it. They can come as often as they want. I put together clinics often where it's veteran only clinics and we can do leadership courses with horses and they can come and do trail rides whenever they want. They can do lessons.
A highlight from S14 E04: Liv: Romance Author, Mental Wellness Advocate
"Hello, welcome to The Ohlone Show. I'm your host, John May Ohlone. In this episode, don't have regulars, because reasons. As for our guest, she's from a phone number that I can't say for legal reasons, and she's currently in Melbourne, Australia. And she is an author. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Liv Arnold. Hi, thank you so much for having me. I'm so excited to be on your show. Yes, me too. So how's life? Good. So it's about 2pm here. I just took my dog for a walk. I spent a long time riding last night. So yeah, it's been good. Very good. And besides what you've done this afternoon, is there anything else you've been up to this week? Yes. So I've been doing riding sprints. So I usually ride about 25 minutes at a time and then I take a break. And yeah, so that. Yeah. And then I've been doing that until all hours of the night. So that's been good. And besides that, I started off I started doing jujitsu and Muay Thai a few months ago. So I do that about five days a week. All right, then. Very nice. So how many books have you written or yet to be written so far? So I've done three books. So first one, Law and Disorder. That's an enemies to lovers type romance. And that's so based on people that are neighbours. And I'm not too sure if you have the TV show Neighbours over where you live. But I got inspiration from the TV show Neighbours because they seem to know what's going on in each other's lives a lot. And they are actually really good friends. And I thought that would be really cool to bring that into a story because I don't think a lot of people live like that in this day and age. Like I don't even know what my neighbours names are. So, yeah, I thought that would be cool. And then I've got two other books, Etched in Stone and Stepping Stone. They're both part of the same series. So Etched in Stone is the first love romance and there's a billionaire romance. And then the second book Stepping Stone is a second chance romance. And the main, my main character, he has PTSD. So I use my experience with anxiety to bring those traits into the character.
A highlight from New opportunities in the federal space for voice communication modernization, Ribbon Podcast
"This is Doug Green, and I'm the publisher of TR Publications, and I'm very pleased to have with us today Dave Hogan, who's the Vice President for Enterprise and Government at Ribbon Communications. Dave, thank you for joining me today. Doug, thanks for having me, as usual. Great to be here. Well, I'm very pleased to have you, and I also thank you for being a reader and a long -time reader at that, so a double thank you for your presence and taking time out to talk to us. So, you know, Dave, we're going to be talking about some really important issues today, but before we dive into our topics today, can you just tell us a little bit of an update on Ribbon? Yeah, you know, Ribbon Communications Company has been around for many, many years. Most people know us by a lot of different brands that we've either acquired or merged with over several years, so Nortel Networks, General Bandwidth, which became Genband, Sonus Networks, Edgewater Networks, ANOVA Data, and then most recently, three years ago, we acquired an IP and optical company by the name of ECI out of Tel Aviv, Israel. So our business really is focused on, you know, communications infrastructure across voice data and wireless networks, so we work with service providers, wireless providers, large enterprises, government sectors across the globe in order to provide communications infrastructure solutions. So you know, we're looking at 2024, we're already starting to look about future and modernization, so let's start off with, can you tell me a little bit more about the opportunity you see in the federal space for voice communication modernization? Sure, you know, the US government as well as many governments globally, right, you know, they operate in a, you know, a very functional environment in terms of technology, right? I like to think of the lead model, right, how enterprises operate, you know, you have a strategy, you design it, you build it, you run it, you operate it, and then you get to the next technology. Most companies, you know, at an enterprise level, they operate in a period of five to ten years in terms of the lifespan of that technology. Federal governments can be very different in terms of, you know, the lifespan of that technology, so we're currently working with many, many organizations within the federal government as they're looking to upgrade their voice networks, they're having to upgrade the which applications could be unified communications, contact centers, auto attendants, ACDs across, you know, across many, many sectors of the federal government. So as you see Microsoft Teams, you know, at the forefront of user adoption, there's still continued requirement for connectivity between internal users within an organization as well as external citizens, users, third party organizations that are still connected in a TDM infrastructure environment that need to connect, whether it's, you know, voice at a local level or long distance level, could be a variety of applications for communications engagement there. What we see is the ability to uplift and modernize that technology by integrating ribbon applications and solutions, whether it's a gateway for, you know, IP to TDM technology, it could be an SBC for session border controller functionality, or our application server, which is aligned or interconnected with Microsoft Teams to ensure communication still happens, you know, in a real time basis across an agency's network. So as we know, the White House has been heavily funding federal IT modernization via the Technology Modernization Fund, in which investments are dedicated to building and improving digital services at federal agencies. So what are some of the driving forces behind the push to modernize the federal network infrastructure? I think a lot of it, Doug, just has to do with the end user experience. You know, as humans, we've all become more adaptive to the use of applications, to the use of mobile devices, to handsets, to iPads. And as we continue to adopt and use more and more of that technology, agencies within the federal government to meet the needs of their customer, which essentially is citizens and businesses of the United States. So if you have an organization like the Internal Revenue Service, they need to have a modern solution for communications between the businesses and the citizens of the United States who are asking questions about tax returns, filing tax returns, looking to get a specific code in order to file that return. They have a fraudulent event. They need assistance there. Having real time communications becomes very valuable to the experience of someone working with the IRS, as an example. I think the VA and the hospitals are another great example where you have veterans that are in need of modern critical patient care, whether that's a Vietnam veteran who needs a hip replacement to an Iraqi veteran who may be going through PTSD and has some particular crises that they need to deal with. The VA needs to be accessible to a patient regardless of their physical, mental, and technology becomes valuable there. So as we can assist the White House and the federal government in order to make investments into technology that improves real time communications, that becomes significant for a veteran of the United States that needs that help and assistance. So we feel very strongly and passionate that while we provide technology, at the end of the day, we're providing a service and the services to improve the experience of the end user for our customers, whether it's the Veterans Affairs Hospitals or the IRS or the U .S. and their families, regardless of that environment. Right. It's our job to help provide a great service and experience for how they communicate. So what kind of benefits can agencies expect to see from upgrading their network infrastructure? Gosh, you know, Doug, it's very similar to a for -profit company. I think about the goals and the initiatives of a for -profit company. They're looking to improve their productivity. They're looking to reduce the cost of doing business and they're looking to improve the customer experience in a for -profit environment. Obviously, it's important that they grow top line revenue and they drive margins and profit for their business. But those three key pillars that I mentioned regarding the experience of the end user, productivity of the workforce and then reduce costs, those are highly valuable to an organization or an entity, whether you're a school system, whether you're the Health and Human Services or even the national parks, which I'm very fond of, you need to continue to provide that experience and leveraging that technology becomes very valuable over time for them. So, you know, as an agency that serves, you know, the United States, we, you know, we get the best we get the best experience possible with those agencies. And you see these benefits trickling down, having a trickle down effect on the contractors and vendors that work for the government? I do. You know, it definitely provides a lot of opportunities for vendors and contractors. We're fortunate to work with several. Dell is a great example where we have a very strong partnership with Dell. We've been fortunate to be very active with Dell in the Department of Defense and engagement of some voice modernization opportunities. CACI is another very strong partner that we work with. VAE, Lidos, Verizon, AT &T, I could name many, many more, but these are partners of ours that are also contractors of the United States government that are working to do site surveys. They're installing new local area networks, Wi -Fi networks, you know, wide area networks across the board. They're upgrading that technology. They're upgrading headsets, handsets, video conferencing equipment. You know, there's a variety of applications, software and hardware that contractors are benefiting from and providing a valuable service to the federal government. So, you know, have you over the past year witnessed an increase in demand for modern voice communication? So DISA, which is essentially the IT department for the Department of Defense, they've put a mandate in place, right, that they are completely eliminating the TDM network and sunsetting that by March twenty twenty four. And so it's a excuse me, March twenty twenty five, the requirement for the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, you know, they have to up the communications infrastructure in order to meet the needs that are necessary to migrate to an IP based network. So we have definitely seen an increase in activity, volume and engagement with many with many, many agencies there on the public sector side. We continue to see more and more user adoption of Microsoft Teams as well as Zoom. And that's driving increased demand for voice modernization as well as those agencies look to incorporate a external voice communications environment with the needs of their internal communications as well. So what are some of the needs the federal agencies are trying to fill better with telecom technology in the public sector? I think the need is really accessibility. You know, you have individuals within the federal government that are similar to private, private, private corporations where someone may not be working in an office five days a week. They could be in a hybrid environment working in an office two days a week, three days a week. They could be working remotely the rest of the time. They still need to have the same experience, whether they're working from home or they're working in a in a federal facility. If you're a if you're an administrator for the U .S. Army Hospital organization, you could be at Fort Campbell, Kentucky one day and Fort Knox, Kentucky the next day. Well, you still need to have the same connectivity and communications regardless of which hospital that you're at. So those are the needs that I see that continue to be applicable and beneficial because that that just improves the productivity of the person. It improves their job satisfaction and improves the quality of the experience that the people they work with on a daily basis are able to have. So are there or what are the risks for agencies if they don't do their updates? Yeah, I think the biggest one is security, obviously, first and foremost. You see the number of TDoS attacks, DDoS attacks, robocalling, spam calls that happen on a, you know, on an almost hour by hour, minute by minute basis. If you don't upgrade the technology, you put yourself at risk. And protection for of your internal infrastructure environment there, you know, as we've seen on the private sector side with, you know, casinos, with retail chains, with financial institutions, right, no one wants to have their personal data exposed and at risk. So it's, you know, it's highly important that federal agencies make those investments and those upgrades as well in order to protect our information, as well as the information of the federal government. The other one I would just say is obsolescence. You know, technology that's been in place for 20, 25, 30 years, parts just aren't available anymore, Doug. You know, I hate to say that as a 51 year old guy, right? I don't, I don't, I don't run or I don't run swim or bike like I used to. And so it's the same with technology. You know, that, that obsolescence is, is ultimately going to happen. And those parts just can't, can't be replaced. So there's a, you know, there's an impact of not being able to maintain a current environment state of communications without continuing to make those investments. So, uh, you know, where do you start? How do you start this process? Oh, um, and it's a, you know, it's a great question, right? I always look at not the technology element, but I look at the, the organizational element, you know, what is the, what is the, what is the purpose and the mission of an organization, you know, what are they ultimately trying to accomplish and achieve who is the, the person that they're serving, you know, at the very end of the engagement model, how are they trying to communicate effectively with those individuals, how are they trying to communicate internally against, uh, their own department or other departments within the agency? It, I believe it's valuable to have a clear understanding of the mission, the purpose for the communications environment of an organization in order to successfully create a technology infrastructure that's the most meaningful for that agency. Once you have that, that, that strategy in that direction, then you, then you build consensus right within an organization, you, you align your partnerships, you align your contractors, you align thought leaders to come up with a constructive strategy and execution plan in order to, you know, upgrade modernize, you know, every facet of the, you know, of your infrastructure necessary to be successful. And does Ribbon come in the door with some, some tools to help with that process? We do, you know, we have, uh, we have a variety of products. We have, you know, our, our, I would say at the heart of it for what we call our cloud and edge products are our session border controllers, right? Those are secure communication devices, right? That ensure that that information is being passed back and forth in a packet environment. That information goes from an IT environment over to TDM. We have gateway technology, you know, that connects those two networks together. We have, uh, uh, a great product called application server that's used by many, many agencies of the federal government. That's a next generation PBX for most of the listeners who are familiar with that. Um, and it provides great feature functionality, parity to their existing environment and integrates well with Microsoft teams in order to, you know, deliver a rich feature solution. On the IP and optical side, we have, you know, IP switches and routers. We have optical routers that are connecting, you know, met, um, metropolitan networks, campus -wide networks. Um, we just, uh, finished a partnership with Texas A &M university where they put our IP and optical products into their network to create a private 5g environment for their campus. So for readers who don't, for listeners who don't know Texas A &M is the in largest university the United with over 83 ,000 students. So think about the number of buildings on that campus and the number of wifi networks required to, you know, run that environment, creating a private 5g network becomes very valuable for the university's campus -wide system there. And our technology was able to help, you know, put that in, put that model in place for. The other thing I was just going to mention is, you know, how active we've been with the FCC in terms of robocalling and some of the challenges that, you know, many of us have consumers have been facing, you know, we run things like identity theft, we run scorecards with, you know, with hundreds of service providers, the country of France just certified on our solution for robocalling to prevent some of the issues that are happening within that country. That's something that I'm very proud of that we worked with the FTC, the FCC several years ago in order to, you know, put stir shaken solutions in place in order to improve our, our own livelihood as citizens of the United States. I think we've all gotten phone calls about selling our house or being eligible for insurance or helping with a bank loan or, you know, what, whatever is, you know, top of mind to, you know, to somebody that's robocalling us, you know, with that, we would all love to see those calls go down, but, you know, the important thing is there are times when, you know, there's a legitimate, there's a legitimate color that someone that's reaching out, you know, a hospital as an example, or a bank that needs to get in touch with you, you know, putting, putting things like identity hub in place where, you know, that's a certified, um, honest call and lack of a better term, I think is something that we're really proud of the work that we've done with, uh, within our own company, as well as the U S government and hundreds of service providers in the United States. What does this all look like 20 years from now? If, if, if I had the answer to that, I'd be investing in the right companies at the moment. I think it's a very fascinating time for us. You see rapid advancements in technology today. We talked about it before the call, the telephone was originally invented right by an Italian in 1849. The first U S patent was in 1875 from Alexander Graham bell. The first satellite voice communications was in 1958. Um, the first, the first transmission across the worldwide web was in 1983. So 40 years ago, um, you know, think about how rapidly technology has advanced since 1849, when Meucci in first invented the telephone to where we are in 2023, you know, we're now looking at, you know, technology like private five G we're looking at, you know, chat, GPT and AI. Um, you know, we're looking at cloud environments, you know, with Amazon and Azure and Google, um, and Dell and Rackspace and many, many other companies out there. So I think what happens in 20 years really is up to us, right? It's up to us as individuals to determine what we believe is the most beneficial for mankind and how we use that technology to be better citizens of the world. You know, the old adage of, you know, is very true. And as stewards of communications technology, it isn't more applicable than our industry today. You know, we have a responsibility to educate and teach people about the use of technology and communications technology in productive and meaningful ways. If we can continue to do that as stewards of the earth of mankind, then I believe whatever happens 20 years from now, from a technology standpoint will be advantageous to every human being on this earth. But if we're, if we're greedy and you know, we're bullish on a particular technology without thinking about the long term impacts of the world, then that's irresponsible of us as individuals. Well, Dave, on that note, and on that very visionary note, I really want to thank you for joining me today. This has really been instructive and, you know, topic that we don't get to talk about often on our podcasts about, you know, where we're taking the huge federal organizations that help us and are part of everyday life. And of course, the defense posture of the United States. Where can we learn more about RIBN? Really easy, right? RIBNcommunications .com, rbbn .com. You can find more information about there. We're, you know, we're on Instagram, we're on Facebook. I'm not on TikTok very often, but we're there as well. So find your favorite social media channel and we're available to you. So Doug, I just want to say thanks for having me on. It's always great to have these conversations with you. As you said early, I'm a long time reader and advocate for telecom reseller. And I appreciate all the work you do for our industry. Well, Dave, ditto, ditto. And it's always a pleasure to see you personally. And it's always great to hear an update on RIBN. You guys, the DNA, you mentioned many historic features of our community. RIBN is part of that, that history and also the future. So I want to thank you again for joining us today. Thank you. Thank you.
A highlight from Food Sensitivities That Drive Leaky Gut and Autoimmunity with Dr Peter Osborne
"Hello, and welcome to the Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition Podcast, the show designed to give you science -based solutions to improve your health and life. I'm Dr. David Jockers, doctor of natural medicine and creator of DrJockers .com, and I'm the host of this podcast. I'm here to tell you that your body was created to heal itself, and on this show, we focus on strategies you can apply today to heal and function at your best. Thanks for spending time with me, and let's go into the show. This podcast is sponsored by my friends over at shopc60 .com. If you haven't heard of carbon 60 or otherwise called C60 before, it is a powerful Nobel Prize winning antioxidant that helps to optimize mitochondrial function, fights inflammation, and neutralizes toxic free radicals. I'm a huge fan of using C60 in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle to support your immune system, help your body detox, and increase energy and mental clarity. 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Now, if you take it late at night for some individuals, it may seem a little bit stimulating, so that's why we recommend taking it earlier in the day, and it will give you that great energy, that great, great mental clarity that you want all day long that will help reduce the effects of oxidative stress and aging and really help you thrive. So again, guys, go to shopc60 .com, use the coupon code JOCKERS to save 15 % off your first order and start taking back control of your health today. Welcome back to the podcast. We've got a great topic today. It's on food sensitivities that drive leaky gut and autoimmunity. I get so many questions about different food sensitivities, and so we're going to dive into that in great detail today, and our guest is the best -selling author, Dr. Peter Osborne. He is the best -selling author of No Grain, No Pain. He's often referred to as the gluten -free warrior, and he's one of the most sought -after alternative nutritional experts in the world. He's been on our podcast multiple times and always love our conversations with him. He is one of the world's leading authorities on gluten sensitivity. He lectures nationally to both the public as well as doctors on that topic and many other nutritionally related topics. He's the founder of the Gluten -Free Society, the author of The Gluten -Free Health Solution and the Glutenology Health Matrix, and he's got a lot of great content. If you look up gluten -free society, he's got a lot of great content there. And again, we're going to go into great detail on food sensitivities. You're going to really get a master class in that today. So without further ado, we'll jump into the interview. However, if you have not left us a five -star review on Apple iTunes, wherever you listen to this podcast, now is the time to do that. Just go to Apple iTunes, scroll to the bottom. That's where you can leave the five -star review. When you do that, it helps us reach more people and impact more lives with this message. Thanks so much for doing that, and let's go into the show. Well, Dr. Osborne, always great to talk with you. I know you're an expert when it comes to clinical nutrition and food sensitivity. Is this something you see in your practice all the time? So one of the common questions that people ask is, what is the difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity, right? Because some people will confuse that term and they constantly will say food allergy, but there is a difference. Yeah, great question. I think the important thing to understand is any of the people watching, if you've been to an allergist and they did like a skin prick test or even a blood test, what they were measuring for was allergy. Now allergy is specifically defined as an IgE -mediated response. So this is a type of antibody that generally will cause very acute symptoms. Most people know when they're allergic to something because they feel it within a three -hour window. So from immediate, there's this window of reaction on what's called an IgE -mediated or an acute allergy, and that is immediate to three hours is the window. So symptoms like swelling of the lips, urticaria, hives, wheels, swelling, watery, teary, itchy eyes, these are all things that are super common. If you've ever known someone with like a peanut allergy and they ate a peanut or got exposed to a peanut and they were in the hospital and they pumped them full of epinephrine, that's an allergy. Okay, now in the same category under allergy, there's something known as a subacute allergy, which is the symptoms are not quite as aggressive. Because if you ever look at an IgE lab test, they grade an allergy response with six classes of grades, right? So you could have no response, which would be zero, and then you could have anywhere from a one to a six, six being the highest, right? So six would be like that anaphylactic type of reaction. A four or a five grade, those would be not quite anaphylactic, but still quite severe. But grades one, two, and three, we put in a subacute category, and this will cause symptoms that aren't always immediately aggressively obvious or life -threatening. So things like elevated heart rate, because what happens with an acute allergy is it cranks up your adrenaline. So your heart rate would go up, your blood pressure might go up, you might see a kid bouncing off the walls, right, with their behavior because of that type of response. So again, allergy, that we have severe and then we have subacute, and then we have sensitivity. Now sensitivity is a different wheelhouse altogether. There are multiple ways the immune system reacts to food. So we just said acute allergy is IgE. Now a delayed allergy, or really technically a sensitivity, can be caused by an elevation in IgG, IgM, IgA. There's also something called an immune complex. And then there's another reaction called a T cell response. And then there are others, but these are the kind of five big categories of what can be measured in a lab setting. And these are more of a window of three hours to three weeks. So now we're not talking about, hey, I ate this and my lips swelled and I immediately had problems or symptoms. We're talking about, I ate this, it created just a persistent ongoing level of inflammation. And I might not have felt it to the severe degree that I would feel an acute allergy. And so this is why sometimes it's subtle and it can be hard to detect. So I know a lot of people will try to do like an elimination diet. And elimination diets are great. I think that's a great place to start because it's free and you should be paying attention to how you feel when you eat your food. But a lot of times the sensitivities will not be found through elimination diets and they really need to be laboratory tested for because this is a hurdle many people hit when they're trying to overcome their autoimmune problem or their leaky gut problem is they don't, they no longer know which foods they should be avoiding. They've cut out what's obvious, but they're still struggling, right? And so this is where sensitivities come in again. It's just a much longer window and the reaction is typically subtle, consistent, persistent inflammation. And so that might look like joint pain that just won't go away. That might look like, why do I have these skin rashes that are just constant and persistent? Why do I have this constant ache in my GI tract or this constant heartburn, even though I fast or even though I do things properly? And that, again, it's a low level of inflammation just slowly erodes your body's resources and makes you sicker and sicker over time. So those are the two main kind of differences. Yeah, for sure. And what are the most common food sensitivities that you see? Number one, gluten. I mean, hands down, I mean, I would argue that gluten, anyone with an autoimmune condition needs to be gluten -free. At least that's what I've seen clinically. I'm sure you have probably a similar experience with it, but gluten is number one, dairy is number two, sugar is number three, actually processed sugar, which isn't good for you anyway. But again, a lot of people need to have a test to show them, hey, this is black and white. You need to avoid that. And then beyond that, it's very much unique to the person. I mean, one of the stories I talk a lot about is the story of Ginger, who I wrote about her in my book. She was nine years old and had a terminal diagnosis. She had six months to live, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. And she was allergic, or not, I say allergic, she was sensitive to blueberries. And every morning her mom would feed her a blueberry smoothie because blueberries are superfoods, right? And they're anti -inflammatory and they have so many great benefits, but in her case, they were part of her problem. So that's pretty random. If you think about, okay, blueberries, most people don't know, okay, they don't even suspect of food like blueberries or broccoli, right, or Brussels sprouts or something like that. I have people reactive to beef and people reactive to chicken or eggs, sometimes different nuts. So it's very unique to the individual. But I'd say if you're just guessing at where to start, maybe you don't have the doctor to run the test. Start with gluten, start with dairy, start with sugar. Those three things probably will make you feel tremendously better just by avoiding. Yeah, it makes sense. There's a common phrase that we use in natural medicine, one man's superfood may be another man's poison, right? And so, again, the idea of superfoods, we typically are calling it that based on the nutritional content, but not how the body's immune system is responding to it. And that's really what we're focusing on today is not nutritional element of the food, but the way the immune system is responding to it. And you can have amazing nutritious food like an egg, which is incredibly nutritious for your body. But if your immune system is reacting to it, it's not gonna be good for you. You're gonna get a net negative when you put that in your body. Yeah. Yeah, for sure. And so, there's a common diet out there that a lot of people that have autoimmunity or chronic inflammation use is the paleo autoimmune diet, right? It eliminates a lot of different common triggers. What have you seen with that? Have you seen good results using that? So I don't use specific generalized diets in my practice. Now, in my online community, I encourage people to avoid those three. So like our no grain, no pain diet is dairy -free, sugar -free, grain -free, not just gluten, but all grains. As well in the deeper phases of the diet, we eliminate things like nightshades and eggs and other things. But that's just generic advice. Anybody who comes to see me in my practice, I test, right? Especially if you're at a point where you've already guessed as well as you can on your own, like I'm not gonna guess better than a person who lives in their own body, feels what they feel every day. So I always run the testing. As far as diets like AIP, autoimmune paleo, I mean, they're great places to start again, but a lot of people that come to me are already on that diet. And that's where they're frustrated is that they're already really restrictive in that diet. And so my thought is, sometimes we have to restrict to expand, but why restrict more than what's necessary? And so just again, a large, overwhelming restrictive diet sometimes can seem daunting. And it's really hard for a lot of people wanting to overcome and just even kind of comply to that. You know, they got families and social things they wanna do, and that can really, really challenge them. Now, I'm not saying that they shouldn't make those changes if they feel better doing it, but testing is, in my opinion, the best option if you're hitting a roadblock. And there's a lot of different testing options out there. I know there's some popular tests like the Alcat test. There's IgG, IgM testing. There's testing with the food, you know, just straight up testing with the food cooked. There's a lot of different methods. There's a lot of different kind of lab testing strategies. What have you found, looking at a number of them, what have you found to be in a sense the most effective? We use a technology called lymphocyte response, LRA, lymphocyte response assay. And what it measures, it does a few different things. Number one, it measures IgG, IgA, IgM, something called an immune complex and something called a T -cell response. But it also, it's a live analysis. So you're actually watching the lymphocyte respond in real time. So you can see a reaction as it's occurring. And so as you subject the cells to different types of food reagents, you get a much more accurate representation of what a person is going to react to. There's some flaws with some of the antibody tests because antibodies, you can make an antibody to a food or to an external substance and it can be a protective antibody and not necessarily a damaging antibody. And so a lot of the IgG tests come back and it's not that they can't be accurate or helpful. It's that they can give you an overwhelming list of food reactions. So like, you know, the average person that I see that runs an LRA, they may have 10 to 15 reactions, you know, to foods. IgG testing, you'll get like 50, 60 reactions on a person. And so now, again, it goes back into over -restriction because these IgG tests do not differentiate between friendly or damaging antibodies. And that's where, again, diet restriction is already hard. Let's make it less hard, but let's do let's make it more accurate for the patient to, you know, to embark on diet change without feeling so overwhelmed that it seems impossible. Yeah, yes, that's really good. So LRA, lymphocyte reaction, response assay, response assay. Yep. So really good, really good information there. Now, how about home testing? People will do things like muscle testing, pulse testing, things like that. Have you seen, you know, have you seen any sort of positive, positive results with that? I mean, I don't do muscle testing, I trained in it. I actually trained with the creator of muscle testing years ago, and what I found was it's subjective testing and it's not that it can't be helpful. There are a lot of people that have been helped by muscle testing, but what I find is it changes too radically quick. And so what you get is you get, OK, this week you're reactive to this, next week you're reactive to that, and it's just a lot of bouncing around without a consistency and a reliability. The immune system has a six month life cycle. This is another reason why I like lymphocyte response. It's because when we test someone, we see a reaction, we know that reaction is going to be there as long as the life of that lymphocyte is there. So, you know, generally speaking, when we take somebody on a restrictive diet based on their test results, it's not a permanent restriction. It's a six to eight month restriction because we know we're going to recycle the immune system in that process. On the other side of recycling the immune system, the immune system, when those new cells come along, they're less angry. Remember what autoimmune disease is. It's like post -traumatic stress of the immune system. Your immune system is attacking food. It's attacking the environment. It's attacking you and it's very angry and it's very prone and quick to reaction. So we have to calm that down. Right. And that first generation of cells, if we can calm that down, then the next daughter cells that come along that next generation will be a lot less aggressive. And this is what I mean earlier by we restrict to expand. So we restrict initially and then we're able to come back a lot of times after that initial restriction and it re -expand their diet because their immune systems are more tolerable to things. The immune system shouldn't overreact to food like that. Our immune systems are designed to handle most things, but we're subjected to so many dangerous chemicals and toxins, preservatives, pesticides and drugs too. So many people rely on medicines to treat their symptoms and don't realize that drugs damage the immune system and damage the GI tract. So you end up with basically a collection of allergies and sensitivities over time that now you now the act of eating becomes an act of war. And so your immune system is always on high alert. So, again, I know that wasn't exactly your question. You were asking about muscle testing and some of these other things. I just don't rely on those because my opinion of those is that they're just too subjective to base major decisions on for long periods of time. And that type of data changes too radically. It's too different. Even when I trained in applied kinesiology, my instructor, I would watch him get different results in the same person within a 10 minute time frame. And that like to me, that was just not objectively acceptable as a means to use clinically and feel comfortable about the accuracy. Yeah, that makes sense. And typically by the time people are getting to somebody like you, they've tried a lot of these different elimination diets, a lot of different strategies to kind of try to figure out and they've eliminated a lot of things and they've tried a whole bunch of different supplements and then they're like, I can't figure this out. So they go in for you and they really need that objective testing. Right. So they know exactly what to do. That's it. That's it. Objectivity is people never come to me first. They always come to me like six. Right. Yeah, yeah, for sure. And so you're saying, OK, so the immune system has that six to eight month life cycle. So when somebody comes in, they get tested, you know, 10 foods or whatever it is, blueberries are on there. They come off these foods for for six, eight months. How do you how do you go about the testing? Yeah. So we make a recommendation at least six months. And then it's based on follow up, depending on, you know, as they come back in and we're following up and we're seeing how they're progressing along, if they're if they're doing fantastically well and they're ready to reintroduce some foods, we'll retest those foods and make sure they're not still reacting to those foods because these are delayed hypersensitivity reactions. Remember, the window is three hours to three weeks and the symptoms are not always super aggressive. So I don't want them to I don't want to just tell them, hey, yeah, go ahead and reintroduce it and hope for the best. Again, objectivity is the rule of thumb. So we retest them for the foods they'd like to reintroduce back into their diets. And if they're no longer reacting, then, you know, they get they get the green light. Yeah, for sure. That makes sense. Now, what a lot of people are wondering, why does somebody develop a reaction to a blueberry? Right. Or to beef. But then, you know, not to let's say, you know, on the test, it doesn't show up that they're testing to rice or to corn or something along those lines. You know, everybody's unique and different, and a lot of times what what we do sometimes correlate is. When their guts when their guts are leaking, they're reacting predominantly to the staple foods of choice that they have. Right. So if they're, you know, if they're a beef junkie, you know, and all they eat is or a lot of what they eat is beef or broccoli or, you know, whatever it might be, we oftentimes will see those reactions showing up again. It's because their guts are leaking. Remember, behind the gut, you have the largest conglomeration of immune tissue that exists inside your entire body. It's called the gult, the gastro -associated lymphoid tissue. So if your gut's leaking, then those proteins from those foods are just basically bombarding your gut and not being properly checked by the barrier of the gut. There's four barriers in your gut that act like gates. Right. So it's like, hey, the first gate. Yeah, you look good. Come on in. The second gate. Yeah, you look good. Keep coming. Until they access the bloodstream. But when there's a leaky gut, those gate guards are on vacation. They're gone. And so now those foods are just bombarding the immune system and the immune system's like, how did these guys get here? They don't belong in this party. They haven't been checked and they haven't been appropriately tagged. We have to react against everything. And so whatever's coming through the pipeline is what we're going to see a lot of reactions to typically. Yeah, it makes a lot of sense. So typically it's what you're eating a lot of. Like in Ginger's case, she was doing a blueberry smoothie every morning. She had a leaky gut. She already had an immune system that was on overdrive that was that had PTSD, like you were talking about, where she had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. So it was going crazy and she's eating blueberries every day. So it's no wonder why it would react to the blueberries. Yeah. And then add to that, she was on methotrexate, which is a drug that destroys the lining of the GI tract. So she had no hope for healing a leaky gut, even with diet change, as long as she was dependent on that drug. And a lot of people don't realize this, but simple medicines like ibuprofen, right? Antibiotics, aspirin, over -the -counter Advil, Tylenol, these are drugs that when you rely on them on a consistent, I'm not saying if you took it once, but if you rely on these things day in and day out, they slowly erode the mucosal barrier in your GI tract. So they remove one of the gates, right? And then they make it easier for other things to go wrong. So you have to really look at at your pharmaceutical closet as well. And this is where a lot of people are trapped because they got, you know, medicine after medicine. They got an initial medicine to treat their symptoms, whether it's pain or whatever it might be. And then the drug caused damage in another way. That's what we call risk benefit. There's a there's a benefit to the drug suppressing symptoms, but there's a risk of what the drug is going to do the body over time. And now the doctor is treating the symptoms, the drug caused with a new drug. Right. And so this this kind of getting trapped in that polypharmacy is what allows a lot of people to really progressively get worse. And they think they're doing the right thing. Their doctor prescribed these things. It must be the right thing to do when in reality it's a it's a slow trap. It's a trick. I always look at pharmaceuticals as as pseudo compassionate, right? Because it's false compassion. Why? Because a doctor that gives you a drug to try to make you feel better, there's when when they're doing it without telling you why your symptoms exist, there's no compassion there. They're actually setting you up for failure. It's it's like your kids. If you just told your kids what to do all the time, but never taught them or educated them and kind of help them navigate how to make good decisions, then they would go out into the world and they would be you know, they would rely on you for the rest of their lives. Right. They wouldn't be able to spread their wings and fly. And this is what happens in medicine all the time. Doctors make you dependent on symptomatic resolution through chemistry. And unfortunately, the side effects of that leads to more of that. And people don't even realize that that's actually some of the biggest inducers of autoimmune disease are drugs that destroy the gut. Yeah, absolutely. And many of the symptoms that people are experiencing that are driven by food sensitivities, they're taking medications for those headaches, migraines, acid reflux, things like that. And I know a big a big class class of drugs that's commonly used are Harper medications, and that can actually, you know, very much induce food sensitivities and leaky gut as well. Yeah, I mean, absolutely. And, you know, beyond even that, you get the drug induced nutritional deficiencies, you know, that that happened. And so now the medicine is treating the symptom, but the drug is causing vitamin and mineral deficiencies that lead to the same symptom that the medicine is treating. And so now the patient's like, well, the medicine quit working, give me a new medicine. And, you know, again, it just stacks and layers and now they're malnourished, their guts are destroyed, and they can't heal because your body requires vitamins and minerals to heal. Like those are the building blocks for repair. And if you're if you're causing deficit of those things through, you know, through polypharmacy, then good luck. It's just not going to happen very effectively. Yeah, for sure. And the autoimmunity that somebody may be experiencing the chronic inflammation is really the body doing the best it can to keep you alive right now, because it's seeing all these chemicals, bacteria, bacterial end products, all these inflammatory agents that it sees as a risk for, in a sense, a quick death. Right. Something some sort of infection that could get into your nervous system, cause meningitis, cause encephalitis or pneumonia. And so it's trying to drive up overall immune activity so you don't get this, you know, life threatening infection. In the meantime, you're living for 10, 15, 20, 30 years with incredible joint pain from, you know, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis or, you know, whatever it is, you know, Hashimoto's thyroiditis. And so your immune system is doing the best it can to keep you alive. Right. And what we've got to do is kind of teach the immune system that, hey, you're not in a life threatening situation by healing and sealing the gut, addressing those nutrient deficiencies, right. Addressing all of those types of things. Now, when it came to somebody like Ginger, for example, you talked about earlier, you started obviously you did this test, you found food sensitivities, right. You remove those. And so you kind of customized diet there. Now, what were the other things that you were doing to help her heal? So she was also gluten sensitive. Yeah. You know, one of her other foods that she was eating a lot of was rice. So if you want to get into this, but rice by law, by FDA definition is labeled can be labeled as gluten free, although technically rice has a form of gluten in it called Orsonin, which in my experience does plenty of damage to people who have gluten issues. So a lot of people that go gluten free, but they include rice as part of their staple replacement, don't do well. As a matter of fact, there are five year follow up studies that show that 92 percent of people following a traditional gluten free diet fail to achieve the inflammatory remission in their GI tracts. And these are studies done on celiac patients. And when you when you remove the rice and the corn and the other grains, guess what happens? They achieve the remission. And there's there are a number of research studies that show this. I've seen this for 22 years in my clinic. So in her case, rice was one of the things she was already on a gluten free diet traditionally, but she hadn't omitted the rice. And so we also did that. She also had several vitamin and mineral deficiencies. We test for deficiencies. And so those were things that we supplemented and made sure that she was eating the proper foods that contain the nutrients that she was lacking. And in her case, she was you know, she was she had a permanent port embedded in her arm because she was in and out of the hospital so often for pain management treatment. Within six months, that port came out that she was supposed to be dead within six months. That port came out. And then within another six months, she was in total remission. And this is one of my first patients in private practice. So she's gone on. She's graduated college. She's out in the world, you know, doing great things and having a family and everything else. So, you know, autoimmune disease, it's a scary thing. You know, it's you know, if we look at autoimmune disease, 140 of them and, you know, most doctors will tell you, you know, because we separate them out, that autoimmune disease is doesn't have all that great of a mortality risk. But in fact, autoimmune disease, number one cause of death. If you add up all the autoimmune diseases and you compare that to cancer and heart disease, you're going to see a lot more people dying of combination autoimmune disease. Unlike you know, unlike cancer and heart disease, they clump all the cancers together. They clump all the heart diseases together. But they don't do that with autoimmune disease. So it's like the redheaded stepchild of the industry, right? It doesn't get the attention that it deserves.
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"Noah Glanville is the founder and CEO of Pit Barrel Cooker Company. After serving as a Navy corpsman attached to a Marine Corps unit in Iraq, he returned home and started what is now a very popular brand in the outdoor cooking industry. Through grit and determination, Noah continues to successfully navigate one of the most competitive industries. Coming up next on Veteran on the Move. Welcome to Veteran on the Move. If you're a veteran in transition, an entrepreneur wannabe, or someone still stuck in that J -O -B trying to escape, this podcast is dedicated to your success, and now your host, Joe Crane. Service isn't just what Navy Federal Credit Union does, it's who they are. That's why Navy Federal created tools to help you earn and save more. Learn more at navyfederal .org slash join. All right, we're talking with Navy veteran Noah Glanville, founder of Pit Barrel Cooker Company. Noah, thanks for being here today. Looking forward to hearing all the good things you're doing with your company, and of course every barbecue is one of my favorite things, so I really want to hear about that. Before we get started, take us back, tell us what you did in the Navy. Thanks, Joe. I appreciate you having me on. I was a Navy corpsman with the Marine Corps. Had the pleasure of serving with, for most of my career, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, and it was some of the best and worst years of my life, for sure, but mostly because of combat. But, you know, an amazing journey and made some really good friends, lifelong friends. Yeah. How many years were you in the Navy? Six years, and pretty much all six years were with the 1st Marine Division. Yeah, wow. Game on from the get -go, huh? How many deployments? I was overseas, I went, deployed to East Timor, that was kind of the first little conflict we were a part of, and that was, gosh, I guess, 1999. Iraq, And then and then got out and, I guess, still had a desire to go back over and then went to work for Blackwater, and that's a whole other chapter of my life. Oh, yeah. Wow. Okay. Awesome. Well, talk about your transition out of the Navy. Was it planned? Did you have a lot of preparation ahead of time, or did you prepare, or was it just something that happened real quick for you? I think that I was ready to get out, but I wasn't quite sure what the long -term effects or short -term effects were of PTSD, and I talk openly about it because I think it's important. I knew I wanted to get out, and I was kind of always an entrepreneur at heart. I always had a lot clearing business or weed eating or something going on when I was little, and realized from a young age that I wanted to bid on the job or I wanted to kind of be my own boss and have more control. When I got out, I had started a mobile auto detail in Orange County, and it was doing pretty good. And then the ordinance said that you can't have any water go down the drain, and so that made it very difficult to have a mobile auto detail and wash cars and not have water go down the drain. So we dealt with mats and things to try to retain the water, and nothing was very efficient. And so I got out and then went to work for a company called Extra Lease. And that was a big Berkshire Hathaway company, big corporation, and I did well on that. I moved up through the ranks, if you will, pretty quick, became an operations manager. But was it a great experience, but I believe that that was something that it was just one more underline of you need to do something, you need to start a business. And ultimately, my wife and I, we decided to come out with a product and go all in with it, and we definitely have, and that's the pit bra cooker today. And so you had never produced a product or sold a product before, but your first idea, the pit barrel cooker, is what you're still selling today. It is, and that's actually the way you frame it up is kind of an interesting lens to look through, because never having an idea of retail. And not only did we go into the retail business, but we jumped in head first and touched every aspect of business and trade, from negotiating the raw material good to the trip that it takes importing it into the United States. We export, we ship all over the world to different distributors. But then once it gets here, the marketing, the development, the operations, logistics, wholesale, retail, distributor model, everything, dealing with the buyers, we handle all of it to the customer service, to it ending up on the consumer store. Yeah. What a learning curve that's been. How long have you been, when was the first idea, the pit barrel cooker? I would say it was right around early 2010, 2009. Oh, okay. I And when started, when my goal, excuse me, I was contracting for Blackwater at the time and overseas, and I thought I was saving my money to go to culinary school. I always loved to entertain and thought I want to open up a restaurant. And everyone said, that's probably the worst way to go, or the easiest way to go broke rather. And they're probably right. And so I said, well, what is it about entertaining and food and cooking that really intrigues me? And that's just the act in doing it. And I could cook anything on a hibachi or any kind of grill, but I thought if we could take the guesswork out and truly make something that's affordable, that we're not gouging the customer and is simple. And our product, I really truly believe is, and if we could do that, maybe we really have something and possibly put some intellectual property behind it and really increase the quality with the coating so it lasts.
What Is Post-Traumatic Growth? Danielle Matthews Explains
"What is post -traumatic growth? Well, to me, I think PTSD is normal. When something shocking happens to your system and we go through a trauma, it is a normal part of just the emotional process to grieve what you lost, to be upset, to have anxiety. I think what I see is that sometimes people get stuck in that trap. And I was stuck there for about a year. I was feeling like a victim. And I was feeling like this shouldn't have happened to me. This wasn't fair. Why me? And of all people, it shouldn't have happened to me. And I realized about a year in, my doctor actually said to me, Danielle, this is your new normal. Your body has done the dealing it's going to do and you need to just adjust your life around these symptoms and you need to move on. And I remember it felt like he kicked me in. I mean, it felt like a punch in my gut where I was like, you got to be kidding me. I was 24 and he was telling me, basically, you're going to be in a dark room for the rest of your life, unable to manage life. And I thought, no way. Like number one, you're fired. Like that's not going to be it. But number two, I thought, okay, Danielle, you got to figure something out here. And I think there's this concept. People talk about karma all the time. And I think people have a misunderstanding of it. You know, there's external karma and there's internal karma and external karma is like, say you have a billiard table and you, you know, you hit the white ball and it hits all the different billiard balls and they're all moving all over the place. Like external karma was the white ball, but it caused a ripple of events. You know, I don't know what ripple of events led to that man and I being on the same road and, you know, being hit by him and me getting a brain injury, like that was external karma. Yeah. Your internal karma is your internal response to an event. And your internal response is the only thing you have control over. It's the only thing that actually really matters in life. And it will ultimately determine the outcome, you know, that you've experienced what your life experience actually is. I think it's easy for people to understand. I always think about someone who maybe there's an alcoholic father who has two sons and one son, you know, grows up and becomes an alcoholic. And the other one never touches the drop of alcohol. And you ask them like, well, why are you the way you are? And they both say, just look at who my father was. Well, same external karma. Same dad that's an alcoholic. One internal karma was, well, I've never had a better example. This is just how life is and becomes an alcoholic. The other says, I'm never going to touch this. This isn't the way I want to live my life. And therefore their outcome in life is very different. So what I learned about a year in to my accident, when I was told basically people in the external world didn't have an answer for me, that's how I took it. I said, okay, the neurologists don't have an answer, the world's not offering a solution. I need to go inward. And I just started to reflect on, okay, Danielle, what do you have control over here? Like, what can we manage? And I was severely depressed. I had severe anxiety. I was having panic attacks all the time because the moment I thought about my future, I freaked out because it was like, I didn't know how I feel a day from now, let alone if I'd ever be able to work again. And if I thought about the past, it felt like that was slipping further and further away. This woman that had been so successful in life and had achieved so much. And now I couldn't do any of those things. I didn't even recognize myself. And so I just, I forced myself into the present moment and I forced myself to internally think, okay, what would make me happy right now? How could I be with this situation? What if I just say there's new rules on this game that is my life? And now I have to find happiness within these new rules. Like, instead of focusing on what I can't do, why don't I focus on what I can do? And I just shifted, right, the internal karma, the internal response. And I started to say, okay, well, I could walk the dog. I could sit in nature. I could enjoy my grandparents and sit in a dark room with them. You know, I started to find that I could cook. I could read. I could have space to be creative, which I had never, ever allowed myself to just like be. I was always doing. Right. And I started to realize that this internal shift that was happening was literally impacting my external world. My parents became less stressed because they saw that I was actually happier. My internal vibration shifted. I went from being angry and depressed and resentful to joyful, grateful, like happy. And when that shift occurred, and I know you know this well, because it's what you talked about, I attracted in the answer to my physical challenges. And I started on the process of actually repairing from my brain injury that I was told I never would.
A highlight from The "My Guy" Fantasy Football Draft With Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, and Danny Kelly. Plus, a Cleveland Sports Check-in With Garrett Bush.
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Can't wait to listen to this. Super excited. Those five guys all on a Zoom together, just cracking jokes. I'm ready. So there you go. On this podcast, it's the second annual My Guy Fantasy Draft. Craig Horlbeck, Danny Kelly, Danny Heifetz from The Ringer Fantasy Show. We're going to come on, and we're going to talk about all of our guys that we like, dislike, that we're afraid of in the fantasy football season, and then went to Cleveland to find Garrett Bush, who is kind of a big guy there. I got to say, he's kind of a guy. He's going to tell us what to expect from the Browns, who are the most confusing 2023 team. A lot of that has to do with Deshaun Watson, which Deshaun Watson, are we going to get? How do we feel about Deshaun Watson in 2023, just in general? And where is Cleveland Sports going? What's happened to them this century? All the good, all the bad. And he's going to lay all of it out for us. So this is a really good podcast. Can't wait. First, our friends from Pro Chip. All right, it's the second annual My Guy Fantasy Draft. Our Ringer Fantasy Show guys are here. Danny Kelly, Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, my rewatchables producer, always nice when he pops on the BS. So we did this last year. We didn't win any awards, but sometimes you don't need to win awards. Sometimes when something's great, when it works, you just kind of know it, and we're going to run it back. Heifetz, you want to explain what this gimmick is? Yeah, it's you text us a bunch of ridiculous categories and then we kind of build an entire show, right? No, it's fun, though. It's just like it's a draft, but it's not a draft. And then it's it's vibes. It's a vibes episode. Yeah, we can agree on this. The concept is like you go into a fantasy draft. We all have the same kind of guides, same kind of rankings, but it doesn't capture the love. It doesn't capture the irrational. I just believe in this guy. It doesn't capture Craig thinking that that Pickens is going to end up being Justin Jefferson this year. There's just some things he already is or fear PTSD from bad draft picks from the past. I actually listened to a lot of the pod we did last year, and it was pretty funny hearing some of the guys we were like completely enamored by that ended up being bust. And then there were some other ones that I was surprised by the accuracy of it. Danny Kelly, can you ever be right in a fantasy draft? Can you ever go perfect? One in a million. It's like picking stocks, you know, if you get one good one, then you're set. Last year, mine was Romandre. I listened to our show last year, too. Feel like I nailed that one. Didn't get some other ones right. So that's, you know, we don't have to re litigate those. But Romandre, I'm calling that one. The take I was proudest of last year was fearing Cooper Cup after the year that he had just not liking the scent of something. This is veteran experience. I've been doing fantasy, I think since like 1989, 1990, something like that. All right. So I'm going to rip through the categories here. And then we're going to go at them one at a time. This is not, it's a draft, but it's not a draft because if we all have the same guy for a category of two of us have it, it's fine. We're okay. Um, the categories are my one true love, the guy that we just liked the most, my crazy pills guy. Do you want to explain the crazy pills thing, Craig? Uh, I think it could go either way, right? It's either you feel like you're taking crazy pills because nobody else likes the guy you like, or it's the other way around where you feel like you're taking crazy pills because everybody likes this guy and you don't understand it at all. So there's a little variance on that one. You can go either way. There's the my I absolutely hate myself for doing this guy, which seems to happen over and over again in fantasy where you go in there, drive like, well, I'm not going to end up with Russell Wilson. Uh, that was the example I used last year. It could be the example you use again this year. I'm not even gonna spend a dollar for Russell Wilson. Then it gets to the 17th round. If you're in a booger eater draft or, you know, you have $5 left for five guys and it's like, ah, Russell Wilson, Sean Payton, and all of a sudden you have Russell Wilson and you have no idea how he ended up on your team. So that is the, my absolutely hate myself for doing this guy. Uh, there's the, I'm going to add this category. It's a little sub category. The I'm staying away from that whole team team. There's teams where you're just like, I'm out, I'm just blind out. I don't want one person from that team. I'll see, we'll see if we agree on that team. Then we have the, my shameless Homer pick guy. That's going to be really, I mean, Craig, you don't even have to go. Uh, although there could be their tickets like plus 500, but I think we know pick is going to be there. There's the, my, I wouldn't take him even if he was free guy. So you're putting them on your D and D do not draft list. I had McCaffrey as my guy for this last year, which looked brilliant for about six weeks. Then he got traded a machine of an offense. We have the, my, that 2022 booty call isn't happening again guy, which is a new category for this year. This is the, you stumbled into somebody in the free agent auction, maybe in November, you wrote them for a couple of weeks, some fond memories, but you know, as a one night stand or, you know, as a three week stand and you're not going back, then we have the, this is a classic one. The somebody's got to get points on that team guy. We just look at all the teams and like, well, I don't know. Everybody scores 300 someone's catching passes on that team. Someone's rushing for 970 yards. There is the, my sorry, I'm sorry. That's too rich for my blood guy where you look at the draft guide and you see some of the salaries next to the guys. Then you go wait at $47. So Najee Harris was my guy for this last year. And I was proud of that one. There's the, my $1 QB guy. You're not, he's not going to make it break a draft, but you're also kind of secretly stashing away in your head. And we all have our $1 QB. There is the, my I'd be afraid to look on Tuesday and see the red flag guy, which I've added this year. I didn't even tell you about this category. You take the guy and it's going great. Eloy Jimenez is the ultimate baseball example of this. It's going great. You're feeling awesome. And then you go on there on a Tuesday and there's the red flag with the yellow box that there's news. And you're just like, Oh no. Oh God, what happened? And there's certain guys who just, it happens every year. A cousin of that, the, my, I know there's a 99 % chance he's getting hurt again, but God damn, I can't resist this guy guy. Then we have the, my Cooper cup. It's a year after the year guy. So I named this category after Cooper cup. So who is it this year? They had their year last year. Don't do it again. Don't get sucked in five more. The my, I just want everyone on that offense. I don't care guy. The my it's a year too early, but fuck it guy. The my missionary position. We've all had him guy. The my, I fell for the preseason hype guy. And then finally the, my I'd never root for an injury, but he is one injury away. That guy. All right. So we're going to start with my one true love. We're going to go and we're going to go on one, two, three, four on the zoom. And then for the second round, then the second guy will go, Danny Kelly, you're up. All right. My one true love. Who is it? I got to go with Tony Pollard for the Cowboys. I'm irrationally in love with this guy. I've been saying it. I think there's nothing you can say. It convinced me that he's not the best player in the NFL. Like, like just pound for pound, the best player in the NFL. Um, you know, last year he finished as the RV seven this year. He's going to be playing, I think more snaps, getting way more opportunities. If he can get up to like the same level of opportunities as Ekeler and CMC, you know, cause he's in that style of runner. I think this guy could finish as a top three running back in the NFL. And so I am, I'm just like full as a gentleman said, full bloom in love with Tony Pollard. I just can't, I can't help it. So in the ringer fantasy guide, he's 13th right now and he's gone for $42 in auction. So you think that's low? Yeah, I would, I would, I actually had Pollard too. Wow. We all have Pollard. Wait, did you too, Krik? I'm scared now. Yeah. Yeah. Oh, that's, well, that's, that's, this is a sign that, yeah, this is a terrible sign, but I just, I mean, just to pile on to DK stats here, Zeke had 12 touchdowns last year and Nick and Tony Pollard was a top 10 running back. Like what else do you need to hear? Like every time Tony Pollard was on the field, he was the best running back in the league. And now Zeke's gone. Like I rest my case. This is the pregame show where they all pick the same team to win a football and then that team loses. So you should probably stay away from Tony Pollard. Wait. So all three of you had Tony Pollard for this? Yeah, I can give you some. We did not discuss this before coming on. I didn't expect that. Oh, my God. Talk about groups and Jesus. You know, it's, you know, what sucks about this is that means when I have my big auction draft in a week and all my friends are going to be listening to this. And when Tony Pollard comes up, I'm not going to get them because they're all going to bid them up for $57 if I want to get them. Well, Bill's like, oh my God. Well, here's the argument. Rich Rebar, who works for Warren Sharpe, he's at Sharpe Football Analysis and he is a really good comp, which is basically Melvin Gordon was playing ahead of Austin Eckler for years. And everyone's begging for Austin Eckler to get the job. And then Austin Eckler finally got the job and the charges got rid of Melvin Gordon. And then Austin Eckler still wasn't really a first round pick. And we talked ourselves out of it. We hemmed it on. This is Tony Pollard again. It's like Zeke is finally after five years out of Dallas. And we're like, yeah, any point you get Tony Pollard, that's actually crazy. Like, honestly, you could get him for forty five bucks. Austin Eckler is going to go for 60. Tony Pollard would probably just be better than Austin Eckler this year. I kind of genuinely mean this. Tony Pollard should maybe be the first pick in fantasy football. Right? You can convince me. Kind of genuinely. Well, he does have a great offensive line. There are going to be a couple of games against bad teams where he, you know, you have him on Thanksgiving or something and he puts up the four touchdown hundred and eighty yard game. I can see it. So I guess I'm up then because you guys all agreed. You can have anybody you want. My one true love this year, Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles, who I also like for MVP. So. Last year, he missed two games and they also blew out what what was a D .K. like seven, eight team, seven, eight games where they just like in the fourth quarter, they didn't even really have to play offense. They're just kind of running out of the string. Yeah, I don't think their defense is going to be as good this year. Sheila Kapadia on the on the NFL show has been talking about this. I think it's to be better than he thinks, but it won't be as good on it. And their schedule is tougher. But, you know, is it possible that he's like a four thousand one thousand guy with some sort of combination of 40 to D like everyone agrees they have the best offensive line in the league. Everyone agrees the one to A .J. Brown, Devonta Smith punch is way up there. And I'm saying like Schrager on TV this week was saying Devonta Smith, this is the year he jumps up to the chase class. So we have that with Dallas Goddard, who everybody thinks is the best all around tight end in the league, the guy who actually blocks and plays three downs, running backs, whatever. Put anyone behind there and they'll gain 80 yards. And then he's going to get a lot of the goal line carries. I think he's my top QB this year. I think I would take him before everybody else. So I don't even think it's that controversial. What do you think of that one? He is, I think you're right. I think the key point you have there is that he barely played in the fourth quarter last year. That's the key thing. He was already in a per game basis. He was the best quarterback in fantasy last year and he barely played the fourth quarter. Yeah. So you could argue he hasn't even reached the ceiling yet. He's our number one guy on the guide right now, I believe. Shameless plug for fantasyfootball .300 .com. He's our 21st player. We have like all our rankings there. And yeah, he has the highest floor and the highest ceiling. My favorite stat about Jalen Hurts, other than 18 rushing touchdowns in 18 games last year, Jalen Hurts had more games over 30 points than under 20. That's everything you want in a quarterback. Well, so he's number one in our guide, but I still feel like in a draft, Mahomes is going over him because of the Mahomes. It's just the most fun to have Mahomes. The R. And I actually think that's a little nuts this year. DK, Hurts is I think either 12 to 1 or 11 to 1 on FanDuel for MVP. And I think those odds are the most out of whack of all the MVP odds, because that's, if you're going to say the MVP is going to come from an awesome team, they're probably one of the five teams that has a chance to go 13 and 4, 14 and 3, something like that. He, they have the most talent on offense, I think, of any team that's going to be in the MVP conversation and we've seen him get better every year. So why is he 11 to 1, 12 to 1? Shouldn't he be like 6 to 1, 7 to 1? Shouldn't it be where Josh Allen is? I don't, is it just because of the previous like impressions that he was a, what was he a third round pick or second round pick and maybe hold on to that for too long? Or maybe it's just because he's surrounded by such a good team. I don't know. But yeah, like you said, he's improved pretty much every season he's been playing, even going back to college. You know, from everything that we've heard, he is maniacal about like working and leadership and just all the things, all the intangibles. And then, of course, you know, if he takes a jump as a passer this year, you know, that's going to be huge for him because he's already like one of the best running quarterbacks. He's double digit rushing touchdowns in the last two years. You know, everything about him screams just, you know, like the face of the franchise season. He's everything they want. And so I could see it like from a narrative point of view, for sure. It reminds me of what you used to have with Russell Wilson when he was alive.
A highlight from S13 E01: Horror Genre Journey: Writer, Lecturer, Producer, Novella
"Hello, welcome to The Elone Show. I'm your host, John Mayelone. In this episode, don't have any regulars, because reasons, as always. As for our guest, she is from Auburn, New York. She's a writer, lecturer, and producer in the horror genre. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, Mo Mashery. Thank you. Thank you. You're welcome. Yeah, happy to be here. Yeah. So, how's life? It's good. I'm actually about 20, 22 days post -recovery from having emergency appendectomy surgery. Oh, I love that. Yeah, so exciting. Exciting times, never a dull moment. Oh yes, indeed. Have you been up too much recently? No, just kind of still writing. Just came back fresh from StokerCon, which is basically the Oscars for horror writers. And that was my first one. So it's pre -publication date. The publication date for my book is July 5th. So we're gearing up to just promote that. And then I'll have two books coming out in 2024. So it was really about just making connections and meeting people, meeting my horror book heroes. So it was a lot of fun. Oh, very good. How long have you been an author for? Published author for the last three years. I've been writing short stories for myself and circulars and for speaking engagements for about 10 years. So it's nice to be on the other side of other people enjoying my work as opposed to just myself and a group of like 30 people. So that's been pretty good. Nice. Very good. So what brought you to become a lecturer at some point? So I am a behavioral science major, so I am a cognitive behavioral therapist. So I mostly work with PTSD in women. So when I can marry mental health and the horror genre, it's a real, real pleasure for me. So mostly what I lecture on is the trauma featured in horror cinema, mostly women's trauma in horror cinema. So I've been very, very lucky to do that with Prairie View, Texas, and I'm here in the States. I've been able to do that with University of Sheffield in the UK. And for Final Girls Film Fest in Berlin. So I've been kind of all over the map with with sharing that. And that's been it's one of my absolute favorite things to do because I love to talk horror cinema. I love to talk how horror actually can help heal us and our anxieties through the world and actually help our mental and emotional health. And really just to kind of be archival with it. I love horror from a very young age and from from very, very early on, from 40s, 50s horror to now. Any time I can talk about that as well is always a good time. So I always choose lecturing on that aspect.
A highlight from Erase PTSD Now! Dual Sympathetic Reset Procedure (DSRP) Removes Chronic Pain, Anxiety, & PTSD To The Pre-Trauma State - Dr. Eugene Lipov & Jamie Mustard
"All right, I'm here with Dr. Eugene Lipov and Jamie Mustard, best -selling authors of The Invisible Machine, the startling truth about trauma and scientific breakthrough. I'm sorry, a scientific breakthrough that can transform your life. Both pioneers in the area of dual sympathetic reset procedure. Guys, welcome to the show. Thanks for having us. Yeah, thank you so much for having us on. It's a pleasure to be here. Now, Dr. Lipov, I just finished your book just the other night, and I was just blown away at really how you kind of stumbled upon this procedure that's been going on since the early 1920s, but now it's like been revitalized. It seems like there's like this new resurgence of it, the Renaissance, if you will, of doing it again, and you're like the pioneer really spearheading that, and it just always blows me away. Like, that's great, but how did you get here? How did you get started and learn about this procedure being an anesthesiologist, I believe? I, thank you. Well, first of all, yes, I am definitely an anesthesiologist, for sure. Well, I would say it's not a resurgence. I think it's repurposing. What's new about it is we're repurposing the procedure for mental health. So typically anesthesiologists like, such as myself, who specialize in pain medicine, take care of pain medicine. So the history of the procedure was the first time Stelling -Ingdon block was ever done. That's one level injection here, 1926 for asthma. Since - What were they noticing, sorry to cut you off, but what were they noticing back in the 1920s that if you do a Stelling -Ingdon block here, and that's when you're pointing to the neck, for the people that are just listening to the audio, they may not be able to see, you're kind of pointing to the neck area. Are you, is that, would that be what I think is in the book is you talk about C3, the cervical spine, and C6 a lot. Is that kind of what you're talking about? And what was it doing for asthma back then? I don't even know how the correlation would be. That's a tremendous question. So, well, first of all, there are seven vertebrae in any mammal. Giraffe has seven, we have seven. So C7 is the bottom of the neck. C6 is right above it. C3 is almost up to the skull. So the standard technique was C6 or C7 Stelling -Ingdon block, one level. So they were doing it, they found that if you do an injection for asthma, it takes away asthma away. It's a really complicated reason. I actually wrote a paper on that a couple of years ago explaining a lot of the effects. It's crazy how that works, but that's outside this realm. Anyway, so we started doing it, we being anesthesiologists pain doctors. So as pain doctors, we have been doing Stelling -Ingdon blocks for arm pain, burning hand primarily since the forties. The first time I ever did the Stelling -Ingdon block was 1987 for CRPS or burning of the hand. And then, you know, I've been doing it for a number of years and then I had a patient that had hot flashes and we treated her hot flash using stellate. Actually, my brother came up with the concept because he thought, you know, hot flashes, everything is hot, burning hand, same thing. And I said - His brother's a physician, by the way, he's not a random guy that came up with the idea. He's a very smart dog. Anyway, we did the procedure and took away the hot flashes. We published and that worked well. Then Chicago Tribune came by to do a paper on me, basically saying how it's working. So they said, yes, it's working, but basically you're an incompetent hack because you don't know how, you don't know why it works, so you shouldn't be doing it. So I didn't disagree with that, shall we say. And they, what I tried to do is figure out why it worked for hot flashes. So I came across one paper from Finland where they were putting a throw card on the chest, putting the, moving the lung out of the way and clipping the nerves in the chest. And they were doing it for hand sweats. They found PTSD went away. So I wrote that paper and I thought, that's crazy how that works. I didn't, whatever. Anyway, so I looked at the anatomy. Turns chest out nerve goes to the neck nerve. From the neck it goes to the brain and that affects PTSD. So I called up my brother. I said, send me a patient's PTSD. He had one like that who was robbed at gunpoint and all type of bad things happened. Two months later, he was on his way to his psych ward. So we did an injection on the neck and his PTSD went away. That led to my first publication in 2008 and then that led to people following my work in Walter Reed, the Navy. I gave testimony in front of Congress and off we went. And then as we progressed, I'll give you more information later, but we found that when you do an injection two levels, C6 and C3, that's called DSR, dual sympathetic reset, because we're doing two levels inside of one that seems to be more effective. So that's our current latest and the greatest technique. Yeah, so amazing. I follow, you guys know my background and just I'm into this health. I'm into the biohacking. I understand a lot of this. And until reading your book, I never heard a DSR. And so I'm just so grateful that you are putting this out there so that more people in the world can learn. And I'm hoping that this podcast and many others will help promote it because it just, after reading your book, there's just so much transformation that can be done as you know, through just the PTSD or PTSD is referred to the book, the injury, because that's what it really is. Not a disorder for most people. It's an injury. And guess what? When you change the input that the body receives, the body can heal. It just needs the right input. And that's what you guys are doing. So yeah, so grateful. Can I tell about the PTSD thing, where that came from? Please. So there is an amazing psychiatrist out there. Thankfully, he's still alive, Frank Uggberg. He was number two man for NIMH, which is National Institute of Mental Health. He was part of the terminology development in 1980 for PTSD. So he came up with the term Stockholm syndrome. You may have heard of that. That's his terminology. So in 19, I think 2005 or 2006, he started to propagate this concept, PTSI, post -traumatic stress injury. Basically, if there is an emotional trauma, not physical trauma, no blow to the head, the brain changes. And we know that based on advanced scanners, such as PET scan and FMR, things like that. So when somebody says PTSD is invisible wound, my answer is you have the wrong scanner. If you have the right scanner, you'll be able to see it. Let me, can I comment on that? About Frank Uggberg, he coined the terms post -traumatic stress injury because post trauma creates a biological change in the body. Dr. Lipov in the early 2000s figured out a way to reset the body to the pre -trauma state in a simple outpatient procedure over one to two days. In 1970, Mr. Ockberg wrote a book with a bunch of Stanford scientists called Violence and the Struggle for Existence. Coretta Scott King did the forward to that book because it was two years after Martin Luther King was assassinated. And there's a chapter in that book called Biology and Aggression. And one of the things that they're proposing in that book, this is 50 years ago, is that we know that trauma is biological. And the reason we know is because if you traumatize an animal, a cat, a goat, a sheep, any animal, okay, it changes. It either gets very hostile or very timid. It's not, doesn't have a disorder. We've changed its biology. And, but they just didn't know how. So when, but Dr. Lipov with his dual sympathetic reset, he basically 35 years later, found that mechanism of what is causing that change towards timidity or aggression from trauma and the symptoms that make one act that way. And he's able to reset it in a simple outpatient procedure without drugs that is 85 to 90 % effective in the relief of the worst symptoms of post -traumatic stress. It's amazing. Jamie, and actually on your note, I was just thinking, and I can't remember if this, I've read so many books now, I'm getting them all mixed up, but I think maybe in the book you guys talk about, speaking of animals, if a duck or an animal gets stressed, right, they will shake, they shake because with the shaking actually pushes that stress out of the body. And I can't remember if it was your book or not, but they were talking about like, but if a duck or whatever they get in a fight, they'll just, they'll shake it off. And then they come right back into their clan or wherever they're at, and it's gone. They're back into it. But so I was just thinking about the whole biology, but you're right. We all think of this psychology, it's a psychological issue, it's a mental disorder. No, there's visible trauma, as you said, from Dr. Amen talking about spec scans and FMRIs and all those kinds of things. Yeah, I mean, you can see it on, I'll say this in my layman's terms, and then you can fix me. What Dr. Lipov is talking about is if you were using an FMR scan on somebody that has post -traumatic stress symptoms, feels it in their body, you would see overactivity in their amygdala, and you might see decreased blood flow to their frontal cortex, okay? So he goes in, he does this injection. It's the same $2 amount of anesthesia that goes into an epidural. So the pharmaceutical companies will never back it because you don't need to be dependent after you do this, right? And he basically, it's like rebooting a computer. He turns off the sympathetic nervous system with this anesthesia. It reboots 15 minutes later. It takes a few hours for it to wear off the day, but it really reboots about 15 minutes later. And when it comes back online, it comes back online at baseline, pre -trauma state. So what's really important about what you said earlier, Joel, about when you would talk about post -traumatic stress disorder or mental illness, is that's not what's going on when you see a traumatized person. When you see a traumatized person, you have a person with a broken leg you can't see. It is a physiological injury that we can now see and treat. And calling it a disorder or calling it mental illness, A, it's scientifically false, it's not true, and B, it's incredibly stigmatizing and it doesn't open up an opportunity for progress or fixing it. I believe that Dr. Lipov's innovation, he may, he'll find this incredibly, he's humble, but I think it is the most important medical innovation since the discovery of penicillin in 1928. In terms of the numbers, far more outweighs, if you look at how many people a year were saved by the polio vaccine in terms of lives lost, you might look at 50 ,000 people a year. If you look at people that do, even from the mildest forms of post -traumatic stress to suicidal ideation, you really, when we could talk about what the symptoms are, people that do this do not end up committing suicide. You know, the amount of lives saved from lack of suicide, less suicides alone, let alone all the various physical disease that's caused by the sympathetic nervous system being stuck in front of flight, the amount of lives saved by Dr. Lipov's innovation profoundly dwarfs even the polio vaccine. Well, so, hold on. So now I have to speak kind of medical science, right? I mean, that's essentially true. We don't have, I don't have, you know, if somebody asked me, it's like, show me the evidence, show me the evidence of success rates. So success rates are 80 to 90 % is about right.
A highlight from Q & A on Autoimmune Thyroid, Hypoglycemia, Prostate, Stress, and Oxytocin
"Yeah, that's a really good point. Yeah, I always drink. I've got my glass jar right here. So I'm drinking out of glass, okay? Yeah, any sort of leftovers at my house, we have glass gladware, right? So it's, you know, you're Tupperware, but it's glass. It's got a plastic lid. So we just make sure that the food doesn't go all the way up to the top so it's slamming up against the lid, but it's always in glass. We do our best to avoid our exposure to plastic. Obviously you can't avoid it completely and you may not need to avoid it completely. You probably don't. However, you just do your best so you're able to avoid it as much as possible and that will make a big difference for sure. Yeah, so those are really good tips. A couple other key things as far as nutrients go. We talked about vitamin D earlier. A lot of research on vitamin D and prostate health. So making sure your vitamin D levels are optimized, really key. Also zinc. We know zinc is very important for overall prostate health and most men are deficient in zinc. Most people in our society are deficient in zinc. So you can actually test your zinc copper ratio. We do that with our comprehensive blood analysis. We can look at because zinc and copper compete and so we don't want to just blast ourselves with such high amounts of zinc that copper gets depleted. We want a good balance there. What I found is that most people, if they're not doing any sort of supplementation, have much higher copper than zinc. So doing some level of zinc supplementation for most people is very, very beneficial. But if you want to be exact, getting your blood work done, I recommend getting it done twice a year and looking at your zinc to copper ratio. And so that's really key. Plasma zinc, serum copper, getting that ratio looked at and you want it to roughly be around 1 to 1 .2. So like one part zinc, one part copper, kind of close to that range and that's a good range there. So looking at that is key. If you look at most prostate supplements on the market, a lot of them do have zinc already. A lot of them also have vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 also plays a key role with overall prostate health. And then there are certain herbs like saw palmetto, pygenium that also have been shown to be very effective for helping reduce growth of the prostate gland and improving overall prostate health. So we have a product, Prostate Protect, that has got a number of those key nutrients in it. And we've had a lot of great testimonials of people using that product. But I would only recommend the product as a supplement to the lifestyle. Remember, when it comes to your overall health and overcoming any sort of health condition and accomplishing your health goals, it's really like 90 % lifestyle, if not more. So the lifestyle is really key. The supplement just gives you a good bump in the right direction. But you can't supplement your way out of a healthy lifestyle. So get the lifestyle set up and done right and add in the supplement if you want added protection and that will be really helpful. Wonderful. So let's go on to Nikki's question on Instagram. Do you have patients that you feel are unable to heal due to unprocessed chronic fight or flight? What do you suggest to them? Yeah, 100%. So when people have PTSD or post -traumatic stress disorder, or if they're just in a really stressful environment, maybe they have a job that, you know, is just is just so stressful for them or they're working way too much, they're not going to heal properly. And there's other individuals, too, that may not have PTSD or they may enjoy their job. However, they're over training. They're working out too much because, you know, maybe they worked out like this when they were an athlete when they were 18 and now they're 42 and they think they need to work out like that. And so they're doing too much exercise. So when you're over stressing your system, absolutely, that's going to inhibit your body's ability to heal. Most commonly, we see that with people that have had early childhood traumas. Early childhood traumas could set you into a fight or flight response that you may you know, in a sense, until you actually address it and get some level of treatment for it, you may never have overcome. Right. So you might be you know, I use an example like like my mother was actually sexually abused when she was young and she didn't actually talk about it to anybody until she was, I think, 30. Right. And so so sometimes she was carrying that stress and trauma with her until she was in her 30s and didn't go through a healing process. And so that whole time she was just her body was being stressed and overwhelmed. And so really, really important things to address. We talk about it with you know, there's a we have a great article called limbic system retraining. And your limbic system is kind of where you process stress. And when your limbic system is overwhelmed, you're going to be in a pattern of fight or flight and you're not going to be able to heal. So yeah, this is super critical. I know, Dr. Yvonne, you got a lot of experience with this as well. Yes. So basically, we need to remember that the autonomic system has two branches, the parasympathetic and the sympathetic system. So when you have a lot of trauma or chronic fight or flight situation, your sympathetic system is constantly, you know, going on and on. And it's just everything is on alert. You know, it affects your heart rate, it affects, you know, everything is affected. And what is very interesting is that the way that we recover the way that we heal, the only way is when we are going into a parasympathetic nervous system state. That's when healing happens, that when we're able to process information, that's when we're able to digest.
Frank Turek Reveals the Terrifying Reality of Gender Reassignment
"I'm talking to Frank Turek, the host of I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an atheist. You can find him at crossexamined .org. The new book is correct, not politically correct about same -sex marriage and transgenderism. So Frank, you talk about, you know, the horror of surgeries, mutilating surgeries. It's unbelievable stuff when you talk about what it would take to try to turn a man into a woman or a woman into a man. Let's be clear. It can't be done. It can't be done. So whatever they do is merely cosmetic. It's like getting a nose job or it's like it's not, you can't change someone's internal biology. It goes so deep. So they're doing these things that are, you know, masking the problem would be a nice way of putting it, but some of this is very, very invasive is not strong enough of a word. What doctors who are making a lot of money are doing to young people, it's just mind -blowing. It's scary what they are doing to make money to go along with this crazy narrative. Hey, Eric, in the book, I quote a lady that tried to become a man. She goes now by the name of Scott Nugent. Let me just read what happened to her. Here's what she says. She says, and this is a quote just from the book. She says, during my own transition, I had seven surgeries. I also had a massive pulmonary embolism, a helicopter flight ride, an emergency ambulance ride, a stress -induced heart attack, sepsis, a 17 -month recurring infection due to using the wrong skin during a failed operation to give her a male member, 16 rounds of antibiotics, three weeks of daily IV antibiotics, the loss of all my hair, only partially successful arm reconstructive surgery, permanent lung and heart damage, a cut bladder, insomnia -induced hallucinations, oh, and frequent loss of consciousness due to pain from the hair on the inside of my urethra. All this led to a form of PTSD that made me a prisoner in my apartment for a
Why do so many Black women die in pregnancy? For one thing, doctors don't take them seriously
"Black women in the U.S. are nearly three times more likely to die during pregnancy or delivery than any other race, and sometimes it's because of racial bias. Angelica and Anthony alliance are sisters from Birmingham, Alabama, and they both had traumatic pregnancies, Angelica became pregnant in 2019 at her son was due the following January, Angelica, who worked at the university of Alabama at Birmingham, says she experienced severe pain during her pregnancy and in October checked into the hospital affiliated with the university. She says she was treated for constipation but her pain persisted. I got in the bed, I felt this strong pain from vaginal area all the way up to my chest. I screamed. That was literally the beginning of literally them constantly leaving me in pain. Angelica says her pleas for help were shrugged off even after vomiting bile, and she was repeatedly sent home from the hospital because doctors and nurses claimed she was experiencing normal contractions. She says she wasn't taken seriously until a searing pain shot through her body and her baby's heart rate plummeted she was rushed into delivery two months before her due date, Angelica says she was on life support for three days and almost didn't make it. It's scary knowing that I could have died, you know? My mom, my sister, my ex-husband, would have to be, you know, taking care of my son and I wouldn't be. And even in my records, I think they have it down that I have PTSD with that hospital. Angelica lions experience is a reflection of the medical racism bias and inattentive care that many black Americans endure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that black women have the highest maternal mortality rate in the U.S. 69.9 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2021. That's almost three times the rate for white women and black babies are more likely to die and be born prematurely, setting the stage for health issues that could follow them through their lives, black Americans health issues have long been ascribed to genetics or behavior when actuality and array of circumstances were linked to racism, restrictions on where people could live and a historical lack of access to care, Angelica's sister and Sonia says when it came time for her to have her baby where she developed complications after two previous miscarriages, her doctor referred her to the same hospital where Angelica almost died. My heart kind of dropped when you said because I didn't want to go to that hospital. From which she had already gone through, I was traumatized. Alabama has a dark history of medical racism, in the 1800s, J Marion Sims, known as the father of gynecology, performed surgical experiments on enslaved black women. He did not use anesthesia. There's a statue of Sims outside the Alabama state capitol. I'm Donna water
Latest Episode of 'Succession' Triggers Left-Wing Meltdown
"No spoilers, but I did last night's last night's Succession. And the shell, the theme of this show, is and you brought it up a lot that it sort of emblematic of the Murdochs and it's kind of like Fox, et cetera. And I have a kind of held that at arm's length. I said, it's just sort of seemed like rich, powerful family. I don't know how much of its appeal is the similarities to Fox. But last night, in a fictitious election night show, it was all about the drama of 2020 and Fox calling or not calling. It was what a conservative supposedly conservative network does on a controversial election night. It was a fantastic episode. Do you want to give too much away? Because people stream it in increments and a lot of people didn't watch it last night like you and I did. It was a tremendous episode. Some of the best TV on TV, but last night, the left was melting down their reaction was that the episode gave them PTSD from 2020. It triggered them. It made them very upset because it was shades of the 2020 election, and it was awful to relive it. And I still, I'm still shaking. Because I go to social media, I'm such a fan of a fanboy of this show that I'll go on to Twitter afterwards to see comments and people are posted all kinds of stuff. And people are generally careful not to give away too much, but yeah, they were not happy with it in ways that because it triggered them from 2020, which is just hysterical. And
"ptsd" Discussed on THE EMBC NETWORK
"Or whatever. And I might be looking on something in the Internet. I was saying I was looking more into the spec machines. Yes. And he keeps popping up with that. I think he's just one of the others that does it. Or he's been doing it the longest, I think. Okay, yeah, definitely the longest. Yeah. Yeah. And we don't know too many people that have spec machines. We were lucky that we found that FMRI when we were looking for one for our PTSD and the laser. But he's the one I'm following now, yeah. I really like him, so I'm excited to learn more about what he does. And hopefully I'm going to go, I want to go to his facility and maybe if I can't meet him in person, meet some of the people that he works with and see what they do, just to see if there's any synergy with what we're doing with the laser to the head. Yeah, let me know. Maybe I can introduce you to him. I did it his daughter for two weeks when I was when I was in high school. I love it. I did date her, but I don't know if that would be enough of an information. That was great. Great story. Alaska couple questions. Any, I'm a big avid reader. Any books that you could recommend for people that you've read that kind of change your life and one to three books, some people have more, if it's just one, one, but changed my life. Or that you would just recommend that people, this would be an amazing book. You guys should really check this one out. It doesn't have to be about lasers. It could be bad. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. I'm trying to think there is so many of us Tony Robbins is one of my favorites of all his books. I feel very powerful and just changing your perception of things in your body and being self aware and taking responsibility. I think that's really great because there's a lot of people you know adults that don't do that. And so when you're interacting in a world and people aren't logical, that's difficult for me. I'm reading a book right now. It's by my friend. Bethany London. And it's called,
"ptsd" Discussed on THE EMBC NETWORK
"The nightmare is the one that's most fascinating to me is to someone who's just had nightmares all the time that you just no longer have them. Yeah, it's unbelievable. So they have four or 5 treatments, they're getting better, but you guys will continue. Oh, we keep going, yeah. So we believe it's an accumulation of the jewels too. So if we want something to stick that we're going to go a little bit longer. You also with PTS, people living with it. They tend to have triggers, so that's something that they haven't really dove into to where something that I would love to look into just as Kelly O'Keefe outside of the laser is after you get done with the laser and done with that treatment. What do you do next? Because you still have to work on triggers and you still have to do that part of it. But I think there's something that cognitive behavioral therapy, which is the main therapy right now for people living with PTSD is not working and there's something that it's not fixing. I think it definitely has a place. But there's something that we're missing, which we're learning a lot more with neuroscience in the brain and being able to do scans. My goal with what we're doing with the brain would be to have a research study that we do. And it's a double blind study, which is really hard to do, because. Everyone comes in at a different level and you can have tests and are the people that get the laser have to have moderate to chronic PTSD based on DSM-V and all the behavioral tests through there. And we test for anxiety, depression, and suicide. So one of the great things about our treatment is unlike cognitive behavioral therapy, the person only has to fill out the initial forms and tell us about what was traumatizing to them. They don't have to go into huge detail, but we do want to know if they were sexually assaulted, what age did it happen.
"ptsd" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"Yeah, they'll growl at one another. They'll Trump it. They'll grunt. They will, they will stomp their feet, they will flick their ears, they will use their trunks, they will angle their heads and tusks and switch their tails. These are all communications. And while they were stomping and while they do have those big sturdy feet, they're also really sensitive. So if an elephant is just standing still, it can feel the vibrations in the ground of something far away or someone calling them from far away through the through the ground through their feet. Like the rumbling through the ground of an elephant growling, like miles away. Yeah. And they also, that trunk, I forgot to mention, they have a really sensitive sense of smell. Supposedly they can smell water up to 12 miles away. Oh, wow. And that's water. That has no smell. Right. They've been shown to smell storms up to like a 150 miles away. Wow. Yeah. Amazing. Pretty amazing. I don't know if we've gotten this across or not, but elephants are pretty amazing. We do that with all our animal podcasts. I know. I love it. We should do one about, I don't know. What's a boring animal that's not so impressive? Let's see. Let's see. They're all great. Yeah, I really can't think of a boring animal. There's something fascinating about every animal. Yeah. I was going to say frogs, but I was like, oh no, frogs turned out to be pretty fascinating. Frogs are the best. No elephants are the best. There's this one researcher that firmly believes that elephants have a sense of humor. And she said, she was recalling how they play. And they would charge her car and she thought they were tripping and falling and tusk the ground, and they kept doing it, and she was like, no, I know what they're doing now. They're falling. They are pretending to fall in front of the car. And having a good time doing it. Yeah, like they pretended they were charging her car in the sanctuary. And we're like, they trip, right before it. And it happened enough times that she realized that they were joking. Yeah. It's amazing. I love it. I do too. What else? Well, this is the saddest thing because everyone knows that elephants mourn. We've all seen the videos, and it is true. And I think in our grief episode, I told the story of domini, the elephant who basically died of a broken heart from grief. I don't retell that story. But they very famously grieve, there will be extended morning periods for groups of elephants. There are grieving rituals, over corpses, and they also suffer PTSD if they witness violence. So if they see a poacher kill and de Tuscan elephant, they will have literal PTSD and stress symptoms. So one thing I saw that PTSD it's tough to compare it to human PTSD, but that there are real pronounced effects on them, usually related to stress, but also apparently related to not having been brought up in their society so that when they, when they went to an orphan that survives a culling and is raised outside of elephant society, it's just not quite right when you compare it to an elephant that was raised by elephants throughout its two maturity. And that they frequently call it things like PTSD or things like that. But it's almost its own thing. But again, if you did that to a deer or a bird or something, it's not going to have that same effect.
"ptsd" Discussed on The Maverick Paradox Podcast
"If women wanted to move up, they needed to be more like men. Their strengths were not valued to the same degree. What men brought and a lot of times when men and women of the same rank the same rank same experience made the same mistake, a man would receive mentoring and the mistake that the woman made served as just another example of why women didn't belong in the fire service. And I know that that is. Talking to a lot of women and many different occupations. It's just like, yeah, that's the way of the world. Which I hate. And I think of my daughter, if she ever decides to go into the fire service, what she has to face. And. Let me digress a little bit back to what I was saying about emotional intelligence. These areas that I found needed to be developed more and the leaders within the fire service, the areas that I taught most on were communication skills, the importance of creating lasting relationships and developing that trust and being empathetic, being self aware, you know, when you're in a leadership position when you give direction, understanding like what that other person is receiving from you at in the form of direction or orders or whatever it is, understanding that communication goes both ways. And if you want to know if they understand you and get the direction correct, you've got to have open lines of communication. So a lot of it was communication skills. And when you look at how the genders develop in society, it seems like, you know, women tend to these skills that they tend to develop early on that just seem inherent are communication skills, being in touch with their feelings and being able to empathize with the people around them and really develop these relationships and being very self aware. Men, on the other hand, score much lower than women in those areas. And so it just was a revelation when I, when I'm like, oh, well, this is why I've been teaching all these skills in a male dominated organization because it seems like these are the areas that are lacking and they haven't seemed as valuable in the past. And that's why there's this toxic environment and I think probably another reason why there's such a high incidence of PTSD because people don't talk about what they're feeling in these environments. And so
"ptsd" Discussed on Now Try This
"Yeah. But so I like that. I like how when two disagreeing groups find commonalities somewhere. And usually the place you find commonalities, humanity, like tragedy and trauma. And you said you had a problem with it, but I liked that she was curious about the gun and she wanted to pick it up. That's how a 100% because I feel like that's what happens. When you go through trauma, you're curious something. It's kind of like why the cycle of abuse is usually a circle, right? When you, when you go through something like that, you're like, oddly curious and find comfort in looking at the thing that caused it. And what happened? She's like, sure. This thing, this thing is what calls all that, but I'm holding it. I have the power now. And like, I almost saw that happening. Sure. She was like learning about the guy. My problem isn't I understand that. I understand that a lot. I think that the fact that she is interested in this thing and curious about it and trying to create something that she is less scared of in her mind by understanding it. That is a very normal thing for people that have been through trauma to do. My problem is that the end I feel like it just was like a little much and it didn't tie up that message in the way that I felt like a more confident director could have. Agree. I don't think that using her PTSD from the situation in the way they did at the end to say that's why she was able to get through in that. I didn't love it too. I thought, you know, it's like at the end of the split where like, oh, I was really gonna say split yeah, yeah. It's like split where she looks at her and he's like, ah, I see you've been you have trauma two. I will leave you alone now. I fucking hate it..
"ptsd" Discussed on Out of Bounds Podcast
"Like if you ski a 140 days a year, like I did for my patrol. You might blow your knee. You might break your leg. There's so many things you can go out of just general strain on your body as well. Oh yeah. I broke my tooth because I jumped off a cliff to a flat landing in my control gear, which you are not supposed to do. And I didn't have dental insurance. So I had to figure that one out because you don't necessarily have health insurance when you work on ski patrol, which also. Yeah, and then there's, of course, like on the scene injuries that come from years and years of working as a first responder that was a whole nother kettle of fish within the outdoor industry. And some resorts and operations are getting better with it. But there is a long way to go. And when you say that, you mean, I feel like you're dancing around it a little bit. Yeah, totally. I'll start off by saying that PTSD is in fact something you can get from working as a first responder. Ski patrol does do first responder work. It's not exclusively for EMTs or military.
"ptsd" Discussed on E-14 Podcast “The Sailor’s Voice”
"Is inhibited. And so what we found. Is that these guys. they're not just doing. I mean they're we're not just helping them survive with. Ptsd we're helping them resolve their ptsd. I mean it's i cannot stress enough. They difference in these guys after going through this process. It's this is a this is absolutely a game changer. Where ptsd is concerned so to put it in super layman terms also cut more a week later heels. Ill that cut is kind of how you're saying with ptsd. Or whatever middle. So i might have is. How is that how they deal. That extreme thing of it is to that extreme. I mean they're still scar there. I mean we can't take the experience away but we're able to put it away whereas before it was just kind of sitting in the front of their brain kind of always something that was torturing them over a period of time this is. It's not sitting there anymore. It's not it's put away. And if they want to delve into it they have every option to go back to the door. Pull it open and check it all out again and go through it again. With their counselor with promoter. But it's not something that bleeds into the mullet because that's what these guys are losing. They're losing the ability present without these without these invasive thoughts traumatic memories bleeding into the moment if you think about it the moments when happiness happens the moments when content that. It doesn't happen in the past. it doesn't happen in the future. It's the ability to be happy or be present. You know if that's what they're losing. His is contentment in just being. And when you don't have that it makes living day to day very difficult as true guy. That's awesome so. Let's talk about the process of cattleman infusion like when they know your office can expect what it looks like from our side of things as you come in we every single patient that comes through our door before we consider trading them we do a consultation consultation. We never charge money for each consultation..
"ptsd" Discussed on Let's Talk About It
"From your pain and how he has shown you this mercy and love throughout your life and especially with your struggles with ptsd. Yeah so. i had this tattoo. But i always like got really because this is such sweet calpoly which means happy fall in latin And it's based on the idea. The reality that like the sin of adam if needed to happen in order for us to have the redemption of cried slight we not know jesus and the love of of jesus if adam not i fallen now this is not to say that adam and eve were like cooley. Okay doing what they did but like that the way that our god is Which is so disliked. This is so against what we as humans can fully comprehend. Because i know i actually like this like with the way their god worked tonight and works in our suffering as he looks at that and says it's not just like oh man. I wish i didn't happen. Song gonna work around it. It'd be so good that he says that's not what i wanted to happen. But i'm so good so merciful and so loving the i'm going to work through that and make things better never happen And that i think his just. I've seen in my life like the i can look back at especially my suffering with ptsd which is caused by some horrible things in my life that i would never wish on my worst enemy But like like i said earlier of helped me to relate to. Others better have helped me. No chrysler deeply ultimately have helped me to become more free and to learn how to live a healthy person like because. I think everyone needs to do that. And sometimes it takes like a really big reason for us to realize like oh boundaries are important like facing. My Is really important Having healthy relationships with others is really important. It for me. It took like this big dramatic situation to realize like these are all things i need to regularly infest said like I'm not selfish for taking care of myself I'm not a horrible person because these bad things have happened to me. Like it's helped me to understand myself a lot more than what i am deserving of because i've experienced the opposite In god showed me through that like that. He weeps with me in my pain like he never wanted these things to happen to me And he is like there and mike but that like. I'm not enslaved to. And i think what my life could have been had. These things never happen sure. I wouldn't experienced trauma or like triggers and things like that and of course that would be nice. But like i'll take that over..
"ptsd" Discussed on Let's Talk About It
"You needed or that are going through really similar things because especially in that setting you know at such an issue and it's really beautiful to see how god is using your probably worst experiences of your life to bring beauty to somebody else's life so yeah thank you for sharing that. Of course. I also love how you just Remarked on how. It has highlighted your dependency on god. Because obviously we're all dependent on god like absolutely completely but i think that's such a great point because mental illness as much as it is suffering. It can be so redemptive because it. It's a very tangible highlighting of our dependency on god because you really aren't even just coping through regular life and so i just love that has helped bring you closer to god. Yeah i it's such a gift thinking like like you said we're all dependent on god but it's easy for for us for me at least select become when life is going really well. Sometimes i forget that of my life is going rate. I might not like pray. Because i might forget the high need to you know. I always see as like a gift tonight. Pride even like that new those to recognize much. I needed him without like without. You know the suffering of course it does. He doesn't ever want us to go through pain right sometimes. The allows it if he knows that he can draws closer than him through it at night. Definitely seen that in my life for sure. And i think we're you know we're talking about struggle you've had with ptsd. Which i think is really common now. Thank god for people to talk about how they have struggled with depression and anxiety and the really open without which i know. That is something that you struggled with. But i think there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the diagnosis of ptsd. And i just wanted to bring up a quote that you That was in the blog. Post that i wrote a while ago. and it says. I used to think that you only got ptsd if you went to war and had some crazy experience or you witnessed a murder or something like that but the truth is trauma is everywhere. I'm a twenty one year old regular college student getting ready to graduate. But i'm still experienced intense drama. That has worked my life completely. And i think that that's really pertinent to our conversation because a lot of people might be struggling with the same things that you're talking about or struggling with ptsd but they don't recognize it or they can't admit it to themselves because most of us think ptsd is something that you only deal with if you went to war. I mean that's like the most common thing that we talk about so what are some communist conceptions about. Ptsd that you've seen or experienced yourself. Yeah i think the biggest one is.
"ptsd" Discussed on Mind inn Podcast
"All of the things that gave you. Ptsd things that gave you trauma that now makes you remember them. Feel the same way and sometimes you get shortage of breathing. You'll get angry. Get panic attacks. Which is which is an entire world on his own. But i rather not talk about panic attacks because it's something that still fresh me so let's go back to ptsd. Ptsd can actually cause you to remember stuff and the trigger for that could be an it can be anything like agency water spilling on on the ground and it might trigger that it might trigger trauma in your past. You might eat a pizza again without me that you deserve to get triggered peace without me and the smallest sound the smallest hint of a smell anything can actually cause the ptsd to be triggered. So let's look at it this way. Most of us had traumatic experiences. Most of us if we want to make an statistic. I think it's going to be one hundred percent. There is no one on this panel. That didn't have any kind of traumatic experiences. Except maybe just basil's be verify. The much money of traumatic experiences would just go poof. And it wouldn't matter anymore and would literally be happy. If i find that the people that didn't have fiesty then have to deal but most people do. Let's not kid ourselves around all of us. But i was a kid. Their kid shows the view. Wash them today. They will score you for life and they showed that to us when we were children. We were just kids. It was this witch. Well big nodes and there. Was this big guy who would kidnap kids. I understand they want to say. Don't go out with those kind of guys shady looking guys dad the traumatic experience on everyone all of us we might have had a traumatic experience from dads are moms and i'm sorry to anyone who might.
"ptsd" Discussed on Mind inn Podcast
"Hello everyone and welcome to today's podcast. This episode is actually quite a strange for me. Because i wanted to actually talk about by plo bipolar disorder. You know then. I thought about and borderline personality disorder and so on and so forth but so many something just came to my mind and then i started think that i thought that. Yeah this is something that most people can relate to. I mean i of say stuff that everyone can relate to so today we should be talking about the big elephant in the room. Something most of us know. Feel and deal with every day to all of you out there dealing with any of these problems and disorders. I tip off my hat to you. You'll goes legends. Hugo's are mad. Lads you guys are. Kings hugo's queens was a soldiers. Hey you guys are amazing. So what are they going to be talking about. Is the all man the mad mask. Pt post traumatic stress disorder. What is ptsd to anyone who doesn't know who lucky enough to not know pedia sti as basically something that happened to you in the past doesn't matter if it's passed the near past not so distant past and the effects are still there the most the most and foremost form of mainstream piteously thing that you can see online and all over the place. Our soldiers mainly usa soldiers because they they actually put the time to say these things out loud go to youtube. It's full of full of them and you can actually see you can actually see and hear their stories what happened to them. The explosions the gun. gunfires the killings. And when something bad happens to you over the course of your life you start to get flashbacks of it. You're start to see those things when sometimes they don't exist and very bad side of this disorder is very actively. Remember everything that happened in the past.
"ptsd" Discussed on Naked Talk with JESS
"We need at times about ninety right because when we go shopping for twin xl bedsheets. We buy them and stacks of ninety ninety bit. So it's a lot a lot of people not the expect anybody to take care of ninety. Just the idea or you're buying for your house. see something on sale. I wonder if they could use it. The answer's yes includes paperclips and office supplies taper everything anything gets donated. Don't have to spend donate a dollar to go to that. Yes and i did put you on the spot. Sorry about that. But if we think of more to i'll list i think you know i love supporting those that put their money towards things that that we want and even if like you said it might be a good idea your business can even have a drive for some of those things or or do something like that. Hey i'm just. I'm gonna do this and this portion is gonna go towards camp hope and yes. You serve veterans Across the us. But you're very much involved in houston and nothing. Like i said i can see veteran. I see veterans weekly. That the lives that it's helped so i think that goes a long way to show. You're doing you're really doing something you know here so loops steam cleaning everybody. Needs the carpets. Clean the air vents in their house cleaned out. They they clean everything so yeah uh spill a lot. So they're on my speed. I've had that to be used a lot And yeah no. I think that's great. What would you so let's say Where can they connect with you. on social and then working they go as well if they know someone to share And then one more question for you. But let's start with that. We'll times when people are just their son or the whoever it's hurting the go to the internet where. Ptsd usa dot org so post traumatic stress order. Ptsd usa dot. Org came by the way if most likely your loved one is resistant to the idea that he has a problem or she has a problem. That's fine on our website. There is a form. That's a self assessment. It's not we're not doctors. We're not going to give you a diagnosis. The whole point of that really on our side is it just gives us a connection so it's kind of that open door to talk to them but for them. It's often quite eye opening because we have the list of the three different types of symptoms and when they start clicking off yes. I'd have this system had this system that macondo done they. They've checked forty-five symptoms and it can be eye-opening to them. Well maybe yeah maybe to somebody And of course it's all confidential but Yeah that's a great way for people to help them their love and kind of open their eyes. Ptsd usa dot org. Social media is ptsd usa And then from there. We from our chapters across the country. Ptsd usa dallas ptsd usa san antonio ptsd usa phoenix that type of thing but if you type in the usa you'll find us okay..
"ptsd" Discussed on The Military Veteran Dad Podcast
"Act your convoy. Never blows hawks. Lucky you then we come back and we we sale things like well. I don't deserve to have. Ptsd my kid has a father now. Deserve to have ptsd. Because i have my legs and in one of the biggest lies that i have to overcome and educate folks on and it's it's just allies. This idea that i don't deserve to have ptsd. And i'm like bitch. I don't deserve to have flu. Deserve to have the flu. Charming spock. i'm really nice. I'm a therapist. Helped people great neighbors right. I don't deserve to have the flu. But guess what doesn't give a fuck the flu. The flu doesn't care his. Hiv doesn't care corona virus doesn't care. Ptsd doesn't care whether you deserve it or not. So that's why we have that actual or threatened exposure. So whether you leave the wire you get shrek or you. Leave the wire of regain you. Don't your body and your brain reacting the exact same way to trauma and so.
"ptsd" Discussed on The Military Veteran Dad Podcast
"I've gotta do this in three months later is when i launched. I really value you saying that you know. Ptsd has there are so many components to it and one of the major criteria. We've already touched on a little bit. It's this idea of avoidance so think about the best way to think about your feelings continuum so you've got this in this continuum along the line and over here you've got these feelings that you don't want feel so i've got feelings of shame in anger and Hating guilt then you kind of go through the containing me get to this middle face. You know the these kind of medium. Feeling now i feel Okay ambivalence and over here you've got all these great feelings you know i feel good. I feel happy if you'll join the rainbows ten sprinkles and unicorns at shit and the idea with ptsd is it is a very is the most logical mental health disorder it views. Ptsd something it says something wrong with you. It is something that happens to you. Something that happens to you. It is a very logical reaction to a very abnormal set of circumstances as one of the most logical things that our brain does is it decides. What feel all the shitty feelings over here because who the fuck does who wants to feel shaming guilt and remember their buddy dying. Remember there asshole commander who always wanted to go outside the wire or remember the redeployment and have friends. Not because of ptsd. Because i had a high school girl said no and my brain said. Let's fucking avoid that for a while and that was fifteen years later i was still avoiding people because they didn't want to feel that rejection again. Absolutely absolutely it doesn't have to be like we often think it has to be these devastating things. But i mean i had ptsd from virtual school for two months like there's these massive shifts of growing up that happen that create these experiences that you've got to work through and and luckily i was hopeful enough to embrace it versus running from it or even going into a depression but anything could often times be that moment. And i'm sure you have you heard it phrased as post traumatic growth disorder. Have you heard it. I think post traumatic growth disc disorder by post traumatic growth. I don't like to term. And i'll tell you why i don't like to keep from keep martin seligman who created a program for the army will master resiliency theory will use the problem with master resiliency. There were really unintended. Second and third order effects when and one of the things that came out from that and this is just this is just me as one therapist. You seem like a thousand clients. Ptsd so it is what it is but there are so many rumors that come with ptsd and one of the most persistent rumors. That was an unintended. Second order effect for master resiliency theory was if somebody has. Ptsd that means that. They're not resilient enough not resilient enough..
"ptsd" Discussed on DV Radio
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"ptsd" Discussed on THE HAPPY WORKAHOLIC PODCAST
"And it's annoying and i simply don't have time for it. I like to nelia my hobby. Normal cell like happy healthy positive and productive preached this on this show for four years but this is just one of those like extremely brought moments that sharing with you. Because i need you to know that this is not okay and if you are somebody that you know is going through. Ptsd and has this experience with trauma and triggers any little trigger. This is what you go through so intense and obviously everybody's traumas different everybody's like experience with. Ptsd is different. But this is mine. And i feel like by just sharing this like really honest like obviously very emotional moment with you that you understand like what it's like and that you of course not alone. If you're going through it you have me. You can always texts me on my cell phone at any time. It's always in the show notes but if you know somebody that has been uninjured understand like you just need to be there for them. And that's it like how do you be there for them. You just like listen to them and to support them and just like understands link. It's so traumatic for the person in their brain and how they can move on what their day. My day is shot right like i don't have calls. Thank god i just have a couple of projects for clients and when they do the rest of my day lake right now. I have my iced coffee in front of me. I'm gonna have my delicious soothing meals. I made earlier this week and honestly just gonna relax. I need to get the fuck outside and get some fresh air. It's super gloomy and the murray layers literally floating us out of my window right now but i need the sun will be out soon. Hopefully but even if i just get fresh air just go out in nature like i feel like we're going to be cry the entire day. It's so crazy because like i always such an emotional person at cry. But when i have like ptsd moment it's like a controllable like you should see the size of my eyeballs. They're like golf balls but they got what you just heard by skin. Care fridge backlogs. Second eighty that jade roller is will direct to the face to the eyeball situation today because they are so fucking swollen. They got sunglasses but Stuffed up right now so. I just need need needed to record this episode to get out how i feel to get out like how you can help others it to get out like you're not alone if you have. Ptsd the triggers are worst. It can be like the tiniest thing it could be like..
"ptsd" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"This is one of them, or, uh, Surprising, perhaps outcomes of my research. I just thought there's one kind of PTSD, which is the typical When people think of PTSD post traumatic stress disorder. They think of sort of the flashbulb memory. You know, there's there's veteran of Vietnam or Iraq and Afghanistan. Afghanistan, Um, And a force and of course people that have gone through a natural disaster or some sort of trauma. Where someone's threatened them is life threatening emergency and Again something in the environment Almost like like deja vu. There's something environment that triggers this recollection. And, you know, it could be a car backfiring. And the person feels like they're back on the battlefield, right. You know, all of the smells all the sites all the sounds all the fears. Come rushing back and they're overwhelmed, and they can't tell left from right and that's the flashbulb form of PTSD. What I discovered is that in the last 5 to 7 years. There's been a research into It's called it associative form of PTSD, which effects between think the numbers are 15 to 30% of people that have it. And dissociation is the term for when you are sort of in the distance from your feelings, and it's sort of automatic and it kicks in. It's what I think is happening in deja vu. Um, And what happens for this percentage of people with PTSD is again there's something that prompts the recollection. But this mechanism kicks in association and they Can't really grasp but they just feel like something is a miss. And Sort of the opposite of the flash ball type of PTSD. They can't really visualized or crystallize what it is that's bothering them. And it sort of feels like a funk or walking through, you know, fog and it goes on, and they can't Really get out of it. And this is the associative form of PTSD and relates. In my estimation. I think there's good evidence for this. It relates to To personality types, George or at least two ends of a personality spectrum and two very pronounced and very different reactions to, um you know, to a situation what they had in common was, you know something that provoked great fear and anxiety once upon a time, but two very different reactions in two different forms of PTSD. You know,.