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Fresh update on "migraine" discussed on Red Eye Radio
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Processing Our Collective Grief
"Thanks so much for joining me for session one sixty, two of the therapy for black girls podcasts. Much of what we've been experiencing in various ways over the past couple of months is grief. Grief related to the loss of loved ones are previous way of life and our ideas about what twenty twenty would look like. To help us dig a little deeper into what grief looks like given our current state of affairs. Dr Address Robinson returns with us as a guest. Dr Robinson is a licensed clinical professional counselor trauma in grief expert, first generation trauma in poverty disruptor. She is the founder and executive director of friends in transition, counseling services a trauma center, mental health practice located in, but there's the Maryland. She's also the CEO of Legacy Wellness Group A conglomerate of enterprises dedicated to promoting generational will education and healing. Dr Robinson and I chatted about our collective sense of grief. How rituals around grief have been up into? The importance of processing symbolic is and her thoughts about the work that will need to be done on the other end of the pandemic. If you. Hear something that resonates with you are listening. Please remember share with us on social media using the HASHTAG TV G in session. My apologies in advance as we did have some tech issues with this. He is our conversation. Thank you so much for being with us today. Dr Robinson and keep from for having me. Yeah I'm very happy that you were able to join us. Again I'm joined US recession thirty one of the PODCAST, and so it feels very timely to have you back given that it feels like much of what we have been dealing with into twentieth. When he is grief, APP totally I think one of the things that has really profound for me. Is that for the first time in a very long time? I think we're all experiencing or noticing the collective were using that doesn't always have to really with people dying. That's happening by. By recognizing that Greece Minnesota as a result of other experiences, as well and I think that opening up a dialogue that we haven't had happy to have it while. Yeah, you talked about that a lot on your last visit. You know that grief is much more than just US losing loved ones. Can you talk a little bit about some of those symbolic losses are lutely so I. I say that grief is a universal experience that is unique for each of us, and so we will navigate of spaces, non linear processes. Daughter triggered by not just the death of a loved one, but some of these data they lost weeks. Such as things are really being amplified right now because of endemic and other racial injustices, her occurring such as a safety, emotional logical, and for some physical as well loss of stability loss of routine loss of some of these milestones, anniversaries on a lost the crucial loss of income loss of identity, all of those are symbolic losses. Here's the thing the body doesn't know a lot of symbolic in Greece, the saints as if the loss is. It's so important because often hear people minimize the losses because no one died right and that it's an it's an unfair comparison to make it is a unique experience in the body is going to do grief work regardless of what the trigger is, so that's important. Just no one understands that is such an important point. A little bit more about how Greece's sometimes shows up in our body absolutely, and so it can show up physically in our body and often times. That is what personal lurch. Is Okay so physically feeling. We might feel pain or stomach. It might be when she I issues. Such just normal pain, right? What feels like issues digesting food in. Maybe you know but. He's like diarrhea. Things like that. We feel it in our shrink even numbness in extremities. It's pretty common chest pain, Migraines, losses memory concentration all of those faith. Even we've seen folks present the tree issues right, but feel like can be our physical or biological nature, who really be psychosomatic complaints as a result of. And trauma right instead the body scores. All of that especially, if in a prolonged activated state like we have been in this pandemic of now followed up with the racial injustice. Occurring all of those things are heightened states of being which requires the body to operate on a very different level, which often means we are heightened cortisol levels, which is never great. We're on the body, right. And launch. All of those things are aren't. And trauma that we may not necessarily coat reading
Are You Addicted to Being Busy?
"About what happens when you have absolutely nothing to do. Do you feel anxious just thinking about that? Are you stressed. Are you worried underneath? That thought that you'll be unproductive or waste time. And does the thought of having no plans Kinda. Hurt your stomach a little. What if I add on? Be, careful here unplugging. My God. My heart just leapt a little. So we must be honest with ourselves. And take a look at how we are moving through our days. These conversations that we're having around being aware. That were quote wasting time, and then beating ourselves up silently of course about. Wasting time? And then we morph that idea into. How then do we become more productive sewer optimizing our time? We're scheduling our time and then. I hear all the time that. Statement. That I'm crazy. Busy I say it to when I say I'm crazy busy. It means that I'm crazy. Busy from ten am to five PM. And then I shut my staff down. For the most part, it becomes a little difficult when I'm trying to get more than eight hundred thousand followers on Instagram, but you now I'm. A work in progress. Are you a slave to your inbox. INBOXES are nut so crazy and I don't have a ton of people. Me for super important reasons. But I do find myself checking and wanting to clear my ex of junk mail. That's a little worrisome. Another question I ask my peeps is. Do you feel guilty when you only crossed that one thing off your to do list? and Are you often losing sleep because of those things that you didn't cross off, let me interject that this whole idea. This compulsive ity we have around being productive and doing more things. As a little wonky when you think about. The technology that we have is supposed to save us time. Why do we feel like we need to fill it with other things? I want a slow nope. I don't even want to slow. The role. I would like us to be aware that. This does not bring internal happiness. And as long as we continue on this path of the freeing up of more time, must then be filled with productive or meaningful or purposeful work. As opposed, to purposeful being. Hanging. Reading. Then I. Think we're headed for big time. Trouble or my Biz as we say job. Security S Mental Health and addiction counselor. I know that's not supposed to be funny, but I thought I'd throw that in there just for you know. Oh well. Okay so I am going to read you a list number one. Are you always looking for something? This is not always menopause like myself, forgetfulness or other things it can be. The stress Hormone Cortisol, which we have seen the panacea drugs for, but this actually makes us forgetful so when we're stressed out combined with sleep deprivation. That's eight hours or less for me, then we become more forgetful. Are you a little grumpy moody? Getting angry over littlest things? That's also a sign of overindulging in too much productivity. Yeah! I just said that. You're not getting enough sleep. You're not engaging with people and having fun. You're doing for the sake of doing. Are you waking up most days? Feeling tired morning, fatigue is one of the surest signs that you're overworked, overstretched and over scheduled. Are you frequently experiencing headaches I? Personally suffered from stress migraines. They were happening when there was a lot of change. In my life I never had a migraine headache before then, or since that period, which is pretty spectacular in my world because. It was painful for those of you. WHO SUFFER MY HEART? My heart goes out to you because that's a very difficult thing to live with in the last item on the list is. Do you constantly feel of vague feeling? Of Unhappiness. You can't quite pinpoint what it is, but most days you feel pretty heavy and you me,
Ryan Seacrest returns to work with Ripa and blames 'exhaustion' for day off after concerns he suffered a stroke
"Ryan Seacrest is back to work today on live with Kelly and Ryan blaming exhaustion after a clip on American idol had people very concerned about him so watch that clip I saw I didn't watch it live but then I ended up seeing it later yeah it is concerning it was concerning because he was having a hard time putting words together and it looks like one of his eyes was much larger than another one of his ideas are weird so today I I mean I I guess I would maybe buy that exhaustion always feels like a lot but I do think it was very it was a very stressful broadcast I did wonder if it was like that if it was maybe a migraine and migraine yeah my growing that I get those micro he Mike green or something and he said I want to thank mark Consuelo us for filling in yesterday he's so good at it also all the very kind well wishes for my exhaustion working around the clock but he didn't mention concerns for his health so he's you know he's so smooth that for him to floorboards is sort of strange never happens and Kelly said yesterday that Ryan works late on American idol so he's taking the morning off but there was definitely something going on it was really scary and sad and you know again like I see all of that out of concern for him yeah because he does I'm sorry he does too much
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Review
"Been nice to have some some big hits out there. People seem Very focused I know some of. Y'All been plan that final fantasy. Seven remake Hoo. Yeah Lot of it lot of law and you've finished it. I've completed it. I woke up a tried to do it all night. I was coming up on. The end tried to marathon. It through I got until about two. Thirty am with half of a chapter laughed. I just couldn't do. It woke up in the morning had a terrible migraine. Just like killer like lights and sound were just messing with me and I pushed through it just to experience the end of that game because I was so at that point under ideal circumstances. You finish exactly. We're not able to read or see anything happening on the screen. The none of that's important. What was happening. You felt the material and the Muko coursing through you by not understanding the story at the end. It's it's almost like you imported Japanese version of the game. Which is the truest way to play final fantasy seven? So what do you think I mean you know I'm not I'm not gonNA say hey spoil the ending. Though as someone who read what the ending was And for people who are interested in spoiler talk. We will have something for y'all later in the week. Yeah I I think like I feel about it the same way I felt last week I think. Overall for the most part they did a really good job of making a game that I a final fantasy neophyte especially seven could enjoy and have a really good time is carried. It's combat I true. I think the combat in that game is like stellar. Who'd you wind up playing as the most I cloud with like it's cool because each of the characters really does have different uses? Cloud is kind of your most Malleable character you know you can use him to fill in the gaps like Oh. I need a healer. I'm lacking in magic damage. Because the game has you. Has Your party changing up quite frequently throughout the game. Different chapters. You'll be like this one's just two of you guys and this one's three of you but not era there you know not so you can have to be able to mix and match your styles on the go but honestly if I was if I was in a boss fight I was Kinda on On Lock She's saying no fun to play in that game especially when he's mailing in her shortcuts and stuff she has not one that overdrive or something. You can cancel out of a basic attack in two hundred. Does that little drill kick. If she traps where you can drop the orb all my guy locked in play if you match that with like the elemental materia and you like nail it as like the right weakness it's so satisfying because then you also have like the refocus materia and then you just have like three hundred. And you're going Hog wild doing combos. It's insane but at the same time I kind. Of like dismissed. Bear it as like a whatever he's just doing like low. Gps Yes I'd buy. Who will live for a really long time and shoot guys out of the air two jobs as I started experimenting more with his different weapon abilities. And we were talking before the bomb casper like as soon as he gets like the Malay arm and like the abilities unlocks with that is like pretty clutch in the encounters. He has some serious crowd. Control Potential I ended up going with him. He was kind of my support Star I gave him a lot of Buffoni. Buff stuff like hastened You know Zanga is that it the cure version of poison zone or whatever on the TV show. That's what that guy always young young bear. I can't wait I always
Biotech Pipeline Updates
"We're in the middle of the cove in nineteen pandemic is continuing the escalate in California here. We're doing okay. The shelter in place seems to be Instituted in personally in San Diego we've seen the beaches and parks officially closed so that continues to escalate. But you know I'm doing okay out here things. Aren't that bad. As of now the situation does seem to be getting worse. And we're GONNA talk about that a little bit and I also want to talk about a few pipeline updates that we heard from some pretty cool company. So let's start with that and the first company wants to talk about is cassava sciences ticker symbol. Save A for those. Who Don't know but I did do a video on them. Maybe three or four years ago maybe two months and were waiting for their face to be dated. Come Out and this is a twenty eight day trial with their drug. Pti One to five. That is supposed to change the course of the disease in Alzheimer's patients so will we heard a pipeline update and their CEO said that their clinical program show no signs of slowing down. This is good. I think a lot of people weren't concerned in general all biotech virus. It really does get out of hand and trying about SARS cove to it could really interfere with regular clinical trials. Say Half the patients get the virus and have to undergo treatment for flu. That's not ideal when you're trying to just look at eight control and test groups so anyway related to cassava. Apparently their clinical programs are not slowing down and their fees to be trial completed patient enrollment as well as dosing and this is as a march twenty twenty and they mentioned that there were no safety issues found a good thing and then they also said that the company expects to announce top line results approximately mid year twenty twenty and then they also announced that they're going to initiate a one year open label study of the drug. So if this happens to not work out you know. There is a chance that the drug could affect patients in one year's time in case the Twentieth Day treatment isn't quite enough so the details of the trial. Definitely check out my older video on that. I I took a position in the fives that believe in. I think the companies now trading in the threes so I might add a little bit to the position because I did only start scaling in and really looking forward to seeing this readout here in mid twenty twenty because if it is positive the stock it increased substantially so. That's what I'm betting on here. So let's move on. Dvd TECHNOLOGY TICKER SYMBOL DVD. There a allergy company that is kind of competitor to immune even though some people would not consider them necessarily competitors because one obviously is much less effective than the other so the issue with DVD. Tea Is that their skin patch vice skin product. It is less effective than amiens. Oral immunotherapy of the benefit of that is that there are significantly fewer side effects but the issue is the FDA really wants to see that there is efficacy benefit to patients taking this drug or this therapy in order to improve the product. So we saw that Amien got FDA APPROVAL. Finally and that was nice to see and the concerns. There were that the product does have some side effects associated with it. D- On the other hand does not have many side effects but they do happen to have a lack of advocacy so what happened is the FDA identified questions regarding the efficacy of its biologics license application for vice skin peanut in patients with peanut allergy as a result the allergenic. Products Advisory Committee a PAC meeting to discuss. The bialy will no longer take place as previously scheduled so this led to a big drop in the stock and DVD's struggled off and on dealing with the FDA that's manufacturing issues last year. Maybe year more than that. I don't quite remember but I am concerned. This and I don't think it's worth buying the dip. Necessarily if they're able to show efficacy. It's going to be a real problem now. They do have some data coming out soon. That could show. That product does have more efficacy than their other. Trials showed. So if you're looking for a high risk play could do that. I am interested in space. This oral or skin related allergy desensitization. Keeping my both companies and they have taken a big hit in this recent downturn. We've had someone beekeeping my out on them all right. The next company I want to touch on is Viking Therapeutics. And it's been a long time since I talked about them. They are a company that has been Kinda slow too bad but they might have the best in class drug for Nash. It's a thyroid. Receptor Beta agonists. That does really well in lowering liver fat. So the news that we got is that their board is authorized a stock repurchase program whereby the company can repurchase up to fifty million dollars in stock over two years and this came as the market was really coming down. And I'm Kinda surprised because oftentimes these small biotech companies really struggled to raise cash because stock prices so depressed as it's being sold off for some reason. Viking has decided that it's more important for them to kind of artificially increase the stock price by doing a share buyback so as of December twentieth nineteen. They had two hundred fifty seven point six million dollars in cash. They are presenting data from their twenty eighteen trials at conferences which seems like kind of a waste of resources to me and we've really seen the data digested. I don't know what they think they're gonNA get by presenting that data. It's one thing to kind of present the updated data. But we don't really have much of that so for me. This is kind of a strange move and I would much rather than us that fifty million dollars towards anything else that would either increase the likelihood of their pipeline candidates being developed. Or you know hiring people that are good at developing Nash candidates but instead they're just buying back stock so this is not a very encouraging. Move to me. We're we're still in the midst of this case to be trial and we're waiting for that data but one thing. I wanted to notice that I looked at the clinical trials dot gov symbol for for their trial and it looks like the primary outcome is actually twelve week. Mri Data and analyzing liber fat content. The trial started in November twenty nineteen. So this actually a chance that we could see this data in the next six months or so at least before the under twenty twenty. So I'm Kinda keep in mind that and for that reason. I'm not selling any of the Stock. I have even taken quite a hit in the position. The secondary endpoint for this trial is fifty two week resolution of CFO hepatitis. The histology that's the actual biopsy of liver where they're actually going to be able to score it and evaluate. You know whether or not Nash has been resolved to some capacity given the metrics that the FDA wants them to look at but the endpoint. We're going to see. Is this twelve week. Mri data deliver fat content. And we can be pretty confident. That liver fat is going to go down. The patients in this trial are biopsy confirmed. Nash patients so the Bar is raised a little bit higher than their face to a trial. That was just done using. Nfl D. patients which is a milder form. Before you get to Nash Fatty Liver Disease Problems. So that's where Viking the last company. I WanNa talk to you before we get to. Our highlighted story is excellent therapeutics and we heard that they are accelerating the trial completion for a excess zero five typo there in Alzheimer's Disease Agitation to Q. Two rather than Q. Three Twenty Twenty. I hadn't really talked about the disease agitation trial because I think it's their lesser important one. I'm much more excited about the treatment resistant. Depression read out. That should be happening in the next week or so. And there's also going to be read out for x zero seven in migraine. Those are going to be really big moves for the stock and now we can just add another one in Q. Two we're going to see this Alzheimer's Disease Agitation. Xm Is the ticket for axiom. It's been all over the place throughout this whole downturn in the market and I have taken another position or a kind of double down with what I had because I kind of bought it at the top but I do think that they have a good chance of seeing a positive outlook in t already resistant depression and if it is positive. I think it'll be a big mover for the stock because physicians really struggled to treat already so this would be huge for them. So that's kind of where we're at with axiom and I'm looking forward to the date in the next little
Q&A | Your Questions Answered.
"Hello Hi and a particularly warm welcome to the Emma Gun show. I'm your host Emma and we're GONNA wardner and it's time for an ask me anything the Osmania that I asked for questions back in November and December. Just a couple of times. Because I thought it'd be nice to have a conversation with you and also I am publishing this in the middle of the corona virus crisis and a lot of my sheduled poku awes- have been postponed. Don't worry normal service will resume soon but as I put this off because I'd had so many guests recently. I thought actually this is the perfect time August. I'll chat to answer your questions. How lovely how brilliant my most ex. Mrs? I can have a chat on this particular episode. These questions have all come from the facebook. Group linked to join is in the show notes. And I will just say this. I do get asked quite a lot on social media or on email. Where do I find the show notes if you are listening to this episode you all already within the platform the service the provider the website that has the show notes in is just a case of if you're in a particular Internet Internet service provider. Po. 'cause platform you have to click three dots or go to more INFO or swipe the screen or whatever. But you already there. That's why you can find the hyper links with anything mentioned so just a side note. I do hope you're keeping well. I have done a sense check in the facebook group and I said let you still want me to keep creating content. Does it matter if it's not super serious and the overwhelming response has been. Please keep doing it. Please keep doing what you do. We appreciate the destruction. So that's my green light and that's what I'm GonNa keep during the pleased. I think being insensitive and I understand how freaking serious the situation we are in is but shall we go straight. That was taken fingers. Shall we go straight in and this one actually from Nora is quote quite timing? I think she posted a couple of months ago. But the question is hi Emma. My question is about day-to-day Sanity. I guess I don't care much about products and stuff but I'd love to know what you do for clearing head each day and getting rid of or ignoring the build up we get from social media and everyday life. I just learned this week. That climate anxiety is a thing which I now obviously have. What do you tell yourself every day to stay in a positive mood overall? Sorry if this is too vague or something I own only I have. I will admit I'm a bit tipsy nor you in a safe place. Welcome to the group. Welcome to the family. You are definitely Amos decks listener. It's such a good question. I guess we'll say really timely how to not get bogged down mentally how to not think that things how to not get bogged down with negativity how to keep a positive outlook and mindset. When maybe you're dealing with things whatever they might be work life relationships friendships. Whoever whatever I can definitely and I think that's one of the things I talk to. All of my friends had periods of depression or anxiety. All of us who have worked hard and feel like we are able to manage it now will say that it feels like actually having something of a superpower because you can see it coming a mile off which means that you can deploy all relevant tactics to make sure that it stays a good distance and doesn't doesn't want you to put it mildly and actually. I was listening to a podcast with Dr Doctrine. Judge Dee he obviously has been on the show. He had rich role. He was a mega mega focused in the states on his podcast and he was talking about how he was in alcohol recovery and he had a lot and he had a relapse for a few hours but it was quite a significant lab so we had to literally dial back. After thirteen years he had to dial back to zero. His sobriety installed start again and he used the expression which I've since land is is quite common in the fellowship in twelve step programs but he used the expression of. I thought that in recovery I was getting further and further away from my addiction. But what I didn't realize is that my addiction was just doing press ups in the dark waiting for that moment to pounds which I thought was I found quite meeting. I was driving when I was listening to that and I found it quite arresting. It sort of made me go. Wow Gosh and I think that's the same about positive and negative mindsets if you've been through a low period if you've been depressed if you've struggled with your mental health and you feel as though you're through it you sometime you sometimes worry that is it is going to come back quick and fast. Which is why I think you sort of. Almost you have the superpower and you on high alert to see it coming in the distance and as I say deploy all relevant tactics. I know I went up one of ramble. That but what I mean is. I think whether you've had mental health issues on not whether you suffer with depression not with your pessimist or not. I think it's good to check in with yourself just every morning and to say how am I feeling today truth be told I am on day? Eight of south isolating to protect others may not symptomatic. And it's getting to me. Yesterday evening I go to Migraine. My jaw is incredibly tight. I woke up this morning. I was weeping. I really want to count this morning and I felt am. I could feel right. Day has the potential to be one of those days. I could let drive me Rothman. I-drive it so I wrote my Yoga Mat. I did a latest stretching. I stretch my neck out. I did look deep breathing. I spend a Lotta time in childs pose and I was able to actually lessen the how the feeling of the Migraine and then just get going but it was because when I served it systems check when I woke up with all yeah. Something's definitely wrong. You know that chipper today so I did what I thought would be the right thing. I didn't work out sometimes working out the answer. Sometimes it's not intuitively. I felt like being really gentle with myself was the answer this morning. I have contact lenses in. I haven't put makeup on blow dry. My Hair I've done a bit of Yoga and now I'm just very gently sitting at my desk token to you. It's very very easy to consume social media. What's the news and failures are? Everything is Blake. I do feel like especially with the news. I don't often have news television on so when I think about I say don't often have it. I've never really had the news on. I'm not one of those people who engages in televise news that way. I've always really when using the newspapers bought. I remember if I think about significant events. I think about things like nine eleven or elections and that was when I would watch televised news and the screens would be breaking news. This that and the screens would be very automated. That'd be lots of Red. That be lots of you. Know the thing scrolling across screen going up in so you can't be stimulated and then on a normal news cycle. Those things wouldn't happen and recently when I've engaged in news channels not just in recent times maybe in the last couple of years or so. I've noticed that they the the way that the television screen the laid out is in a similar way to win what we used to associate with really really big news events. And it's just it's just to keep watching because let's face it TV channels businesses. And they have the things are so. I tend not to engage in those sorts of televised news channels too much because I find that breaking news thing. It takes me back to other instances other periods of history. That perhaps went so great so my advice to you is particularly around the time now. I know we're not going to talk to you much by the coin virus but my advice now is watch Your leaders daily address. We've forced onto during every day in the UK look at twitter. Don't re tweet or re grammar anything. They'll get your news from there and just look at trusted resources and I did a podcast recently on some really good sources of information on what's going on at the moment they're not sensationalized that with epidemiologist who are experts in infectious disease. So not only is it. James Elles doing brilliant content at the moment where he just keeping everybody updated by speaking to experts analyzing the data on a week by week basis. But also there's some brilliant stuff with Joe Rogan with an expert in infectious disease called Micro Asta home that really kind of explains the genesis of all of these sorts of things and one of the things he says during the pause because Jerry says he's you're making me nervous Michael and he said I'm yeah and by the end of this episode. We'll talk about how not to be nervous. So I feel like they're more helpful resources so in terms of clearing your head and ignoring the bill that we from social media and Everyday Life. I would really choose carefully. What it is that you can see what media you consume and who you listen to and who you
What Is Leaky Gut And How Can You Treat It? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
"Day. We're going to talk about leaky gut. Which is something that is starting to be in the awareness of traditional medicine but they still don't have a clue how to diagnose it and how to treat it so tell us I what is leaky gut. Yeah so so. Many people are like saying the word leaky gut leaky gut. But officially right the official medical term is increased intestinal permeability and I love to draw picture for all my patients when they come in to really show them what we mean by increased intestinal permeability in the limoges good. I don't know I'm still drawn each side mirrors smart so we know there's this one cell layer right there's that one cell layer the end of the Vienna. Theam that divides the inside of the intestine. Right so where. The food is and all sorts of other things the protest. Gi Tract is a tube outside of your body right. I mean it's a protected to put food in Santa comes out the other side and literally like not really part of your body in the sensitive stuff inside is yet in your body. So but there's that cell layer that has to determine what should come into my body right and what shouldn't what's been properly digested food you know has this. Has this protein been broken down enough yet? should this come in. Should they should. I absorb this or should stay out to that filter coffee filter. You don't want the grounds getting your coffee but drain the good stuff getting it and that sort of how you're supposed to work. That's that's great. Yeah cousins like you have holes in your coffee filter and stuff leaks through right. And why is that a problem right because that stuff leaking through? That might be a food particle. That's not digested enough yet. Or it could be a bacteria or a bug a fungus or something. That's shouldn't be getting into the body. Some of the not so good bacteria and and when when those things that they get into the body when they're not supposed to then they can trigger all sorts of other symptoms in the body and that might be symptoms of inflammation. So somebody might feel like joint pain or asthma congestion. It may trigger and there's been a lot of studies to show this. It can trigger auto immunity rights all kinds of our Mallika. But we know what's interesting? Is that most diseases. That are chronic. Diseases are inflammatory diseases heart. Disease Cancer Diabetes Alzheimer's Stroke. I mean these are all inflammatory diseases. Even depression is inflammatory disease of the brain. Add is inflammation of the autism summation of the brain. And so. What's really interesting about this gut issue? Is that when the barrier breaks down? And you'll basically like An area the size of a tennis court if you're out flat and it's like you know one. Celtic so you basically went cell away from sewer you know on the other side important salary and that can get damaged when that does things leak in like you said and you've got sixty percent of your immune system right under that layer Which then reacts to whatever's coming through this supposed to come through so your body's actually doing its job creating inflammation Yup. It's just that your guts leaky getting it shouldn't be getting it right. And then and then you start to not feel so good like you mentioned fatigue or brain fog or or joint pain or swelling in the body. We see a lot of people holding onto water or or swelling or congestion. Asthma and then that whole cycle of auto immunity also. Yeah so it's it's really You know one of the most prevalent problems and so why are we having all this leaky gut right? That's a great question right and it's so much because of our crummy food supply. What do we know about that to me? I food supply that we've been putting a bunch of pesticides and antibiotics into which is just shifting our micro biota and life. Assi from the Round Up the weed killer. That's almost are. Gmo foods and even wheat products and is one of the biggest damages of your microbiome. Forget that it causes cancer whether you can argue that or not but it does disrupt your microbiome right right and you know we of course are trying as physicians not to prescribe as much antibiotics for our patients but so many of us have taken unfortunately too many antibiotics and then our food supply right. You know we're using so much antibiotics and our food supply to grow bigger cows for example. And that's just shifting our whole that whole macrobiotic in our gut. It's true and I I read a paper recently about Emulsifiers and food which is using all processed food to make dick or solidify it. Hold it together. And these Mosa fires like Karen Gina and anthem gum and even the microbial translate Tammy's which is basically bacteria made gluten can believe that and the reasons call. Gluten is because it's like glue make things together make the food stick together right but is highly damaging to the gut and you've got all these processed food ingredients in food that are linked to auto immunity. Yep Right so it's not even a and then of course the starch and the sugar the process oils all damage your gut. And then of course the lack of Fiberg lack of phytochemicals in our diet right. You'd foods prebiotic foods probiotic foods like Sauerkraut for lunch yesterday. I mean we don't need that stuff and it's so important we've seen so much damage to our gut because of all these various factors in our diet and then of course there's an acid blockers that we take for everything anybody because you mentioned hormones can mess up your gut bacteria. Steroids can do it and she ended up with. Antibiotics obviously ended up with this horrible cascade of people with gut issues. It's the number. One reason people go to the doctor much of it now. It's it's crazy isn't it? I mean it's so many people are coming in with with digestive issues with And symptoms of inflammation in their body. But it's it's really common even people coming to US for other reasons. We're seeing okay. It's the guy we've got to start with the guy and and pay attention to what's going on there. We'll flexible. Medicine has been thinking about this for decades microbiome revolution restocking about it. This huge industry development around and there was talking about probiotics and that and we've been focusing for decades on the simple fact that most of our chronic illnesses start in the gut asking whatever the name of the problem you have whether it's Migraines or whether it's depression or whether it's diabetes or obesity rate or autism or whatever you gotta start with the GUT and and traditional medicine like leaky God is not a thing like you go to the doctor if you ever arthritis and I'm like how's your gut cardiology. How's your gut? Even though there's so much research showing the connection you don't get train. Right is just huge gap. Right now where. The science has advanced so far but the practice hasn't right and in functional medicine. We've been really great at actually getting the memo that the GUT is at the center of our health. Right so for years ray we. We've learned about that five. Our program with functional medicine and how helpful that can be to heal the digestive system and then and then he'll all these symptoms or diseases that somebody has means amazing. I'm talking to the CEO. Cleveland Clinic recently and was telling me about studies that he'd heard about that had used fecal transplants in autistic kids and taking the poop out of a healthy kid and put a million autistic kid and the kid autism goes away. It's phenomenal. I mean that's not true for all kids with autism. But it's funny. Yes it's amazing transplants from people who are thin to people who are diabetic and their blood. Sugar gets better right. I mean I had a guy once who was a really great patient and he was very poorly controlled diabetic on lots of medications and we worked on. His Diet helped a lot to down from two hundred to like the one twenty or so we can get it all the way down with a really good diet and exercise and he was telling me he had a bunch of digestive issues. And so I said you know. Why don't you take some charcoal and do this and do that? And he called me back. He says I don't happen but my lectures went to ninety S. We absorbed all the toxic crap in his gut that was causing inflammation that was causing his blood sugar and bounce and these are the kinds of things that we do every day in functional medicine but that are not part of traditional care and people are missing out on right right. When we're saying why is that. Why is this going on? How do we get underlying cause for that individual
How Stress Has Affected My Business
"Do you ever go to bed feeling a sense of worry a sense of not sure if things are gonna work how a sense of anxiety and you basically just get knocked out because you're so tired from all the work you've done but then you wake up the next morning and you feel just the same. You don't feel any relief. You feel the same way the same anxiety that same weird butterfly feeling in your stomach while I have. And it's been very common in the last twelve months for me. I wake up with a sense of I need to get things done. A sense of warriors sense of anxiety and feeling of a mountain of stress on my shoulders feeling of every single thing that I had to do was critical like life or death and I built it up in my head that way regardless. If it's true or not that's how I felt the past. I have fallen ill more than I ever had in the past decade and a pretty healthy guy healthy. I exercise four to five times a week. I try to get as much sleep as possible. Eight hours a night health priority for me but stress does not care about what you do. It will still affect you no matter what you do whether you exercise or eat right. Get enough sleep. It will penetrate through all that and it will affect your immune system. What happens is basically your body's on overdrive constantly. It's like your flooring. The gas pedal on your car always every time you hit accelerator your flooring at. You're really pushing your car to the limits. Every single time the longevity of that car is just not going to be. They're going to be in the shop constantly and that's what happens. Your body just gets sick and I'm talking about just fallen. Ill getting the flu or getting a cold. Having headaches migraines really and it's kind of hard for me to admit this is kind of hard for me to share this because I think I'm pretty mindful guy but I really didn't realize how much stress was affecting me. I didn't even make the connection that the reason why I was feeling that way is because I was so stressed out. Just thought hey. I'm an entrepreneur. This is the last solvent entrepeneurship. Work hard you gotTa Hustle. You got to Do a billion things to make a billion things change in your business to improve right but I realize I have to ask the question at what cost. What am I paying to do that? Right and I'm paying with my health and paying with my Enjoyment of life. My sense of feeling that everything's GonNa be okay and that has a lot to do with the expectations. I put myself because of the goals I put out there for the business now. I'm not saying not to be ambitious or to lower your standards. I'm saying understand that everything has a price so you don't have to pay a price you don't want to you. Make up the rules a book that I read recently. That helped me realign my expectations. Real Line my understanding of what it means to run a business is. It doesn't have to be crazy at work by Jason freed and David Hammer Hanson. These are the guys that are behind the company base camp and they've been running their company for almost twenty years and they have a different philosophy about work and they're in the tech industry which is hyper competitive and it's all about hustle and working hard and you know stress levels were through the roof and they say nope doesn't have to be that what you make up the rules. You can work forty hours a week. You could work thirty hours a week. In fact base camp has four day weeks Four Day workweeks on during the summer months and yet they're a highly successful company they attract the best talent. They produce great work. That made me scratch my head. Maybe I'm doing this wrong cry. It's kind of hard because you're in the midst of it all in your trying everything you can to grow your business and for me. I felt like I could do more. I could do more. I could do more not understanding that everything has a cost. I started to realize that I was spending. You know close to fifteen hours a day on my computer. I was spending very little time. Recreationally like going for a walk or very little time Maybe going to a movie or a concert. We're having fun on the weekends. I was working through the weekends even even though I would advise against that but you know I had a few projects I wanted to get done at a few things in play a few hours here and few ours becomes you know ten hours what I realized is what's going on here. Is I had my priorities upside down. I built a business and I'm trying to fit my life into the business instead of saying. Hey how do I wanna live kind of life? Do I WANNA HAVE? And what kind of business will help me live that life? That's why I got into entrepreneurship in the first place. That was the intention and I was like that for a good three four years but things changed and my life wasn't a priority anymore My ambitions to grow my business and to build new things started to grow and I lost sight of y started this all and because of this is starting to really get stressed out a really started to feel unhappy physically mentally emotionally week after week month after month and I didn't even realize it. That's the thing about stress. You don't even realize it when it's happening you just think it's normal and that's why I call stress silent killer. I also started to evaluate. You know how much time do I have? You know? I turned forty this year and you know forties super but for the most part if I took a look at the average lifespan Entering the second half of my life meaning from this point on I've lived more than I'm to live you know we don't know when we're GONNA pass away. We don't know when it's going to be the end for us. But if I just take you know trips of life expectancy your statistics time is more precious than ever right my free time. My time with my loved ones time with my friends. My overall a feeling of happiness and satisfaction means more. Now it means a lot more every single day moving forward in that stock rises. And if I don't make some changes where I can let gold little pin and realize. Hey this is serious. I'm getting tired. It's affecting my life. Things will not change. Now it's really affected my business because I was making some really poor decisions at times because I was so stressed because of SOS tired because I was under a lot of pressure. You make bad decisions it cascades. That decision domino effects and causes a lot of issues in. Your Business. Your job as a leader of your business is to make the right decision to make the right decisions as much as possible and if your number one job is to make decisions and that Ability is compromised because of stress. You're in trouble and often when I look back the reason why I was stressed I created the that environment I created the environment to allow that stress to enter When it didn't have
Why Do We Get Brain Freeze?
"Headaches for a lot of reasons. Sometimes foods like chocolate cheese or cured meat can cause them other times it stress or maybe changes in our sleep habits headaches are also caused by strain sinus problems coughing and even sex. And if you're really unlucky there a sign of neurological problems. But do you know what causes headaches over one third of the population ice cream diabolical evil ice cream otherwise known as a brain freeze or a quote cold stimulus headache in more lofty circles. The ice cream headache only requires two things first. Something cold touching the roof of your mouth and second hot environment like a summer day or Asana or a yoga class full of sweaty people. That's where we all usually eat ice cream right. Brain freeze is caused by both a constriction and dilation of the blood vessels in your head. There's a nerve center just above your mouth and when it gets cold it signals the anterior cerebral artery to widen trying to heat your brain with warm blood. Since the skull is a closed structure. The sudden rush of blood could be increasing pressure which causes the pain. We feel it's kind of a horrible stabbing achey feeling but the warm air around you causes these blood vessels to restrict again relieving the pain about ten to twenty seconds after its onset. This experience is reportedly similar to a migraine headache albeit a very short one it's possible. The influx of blood is supposed to protect your brain from extreme cold. The pain is usually in the mid frontal area but it can be unilateral in other parts of the brain. But don't worry. Experts say that ice cream isn't going to give you brain damage or anything in fact when they're correcting aneurysms doctors sometimes low your brain temperature down to sixty four degrees. Fahrenheit or seventeen point eight degrees Celsius so ice cream. Ain't no thing. Except there's only one cure for brain freeze. Never eat ice cream again. No I'm just kidding in one article about these headaches. A researcher actually said ice cream. Abstinence is not indicated so keep eating all the ice cream you want but slow it down a bit there. Hawse try to eat in small bites and avoid the roof of your mouth also. You may be more likely to get brain freeze if you already get migraines. The science isn't confirmed on that but since the vascular response of ice cream headaches is similar to the experience of migraine sufferers they may be more vulnerable. Researchers are investigating this connection now in hopes of developing. Even better painkillers.
California monitoring 8,400 people for possible coronavirus and actively testing 33 people
"United States none of not doing so bad not doing so badly the United States has a we have about fifty cases and the fifteen of them are just an inexplicable but about about thirty five of those cases are people coming back from the Yokohama cruise and one of one in California they don't even know how they got that one person you don't know who I just I just saw on television the one L. thirty three cases in California no one will know thirty three people being quarantined and tested they don't know is that right about thirty three cases okay all right no but the point is this that do you remember of course you remember back when the CNN put out that tweet when the when the president had this a panel of experts doctors medical staff and CNN puts out a tweet a picture of that and says another example of the trump administration's a lack of diversity is what they were concerned with back then and this guy did the other night that his name is what a hot elite from The New York Times the other night when the president had his little event press conference bigger than it was and a great one to authorities very presidential and he was like take it easy everybody take it easy and we we should work together so much over and punk in a pantsuit net Nancy Pelosi stop sniping Abby let's work together anyway yeah this guy Wajahat Ali from New York times he says that the the the presentation was only one woman on stage surrounded by nine white men this is only see that these people are sick and I had a really really a second ed and then you had Jon Meacham but remember I told you I tried to watch Doris Kearns Goodwin's yes Washington you Washington special on the history channel and I saw John Avalon from CNN and then Jon Meacham I I got to meet him and then I turn that thing off I couldn't watch anymore because I know he's a raving that TDS afflicted lunatic John legion and I used to know the guy back in the M. S. N. B. C. day's gonna follow them all the time zone I miss all the time anyway this is not what this idiot said about the coronavirus yesterday on MSNBC migraines anxiety aside from the the impact of the virus itself is we're living in an age of xenophobia and it is not impossible to imagine a scenario where blame is cast in a short article in some country or group of people if this becomes worse you have this what is horribly normal what is this what they're worried about that that Americans might die or whatever they'll blame the pecans in here the woman there and I was making mmhm mmhm it Dave stick absolutely nuts out of their minds they hate this place the blame might be kids we should find out how this virus got started just it's it's it's it's just for knowledge sake it if it the blame falls on the Chinese it falls on the
Going Gray Gracefully
"Looks like we have a voice. Melkite Yep keeps Dory. I kept you from Chicago and I wanted to get your take on going gray. I'm thirty six and I've colored my hair off and on for the last ten years. The last time I had my hair done August twenty nineteen and about three inches of growth with financial color which is a mix of light brown tones sprinkles of great and probably more noticeable to me. Honestly than anyone else I know like robot will be easiest now since my overall grade is low if I e to be asleep to coloring my hair every couple of weeks as I get greater I've decided to say fuck it and stop coloring. My hair friends had noticed micro out as well as some of Migraines and when compare your hair? I told them that. I'm not touching that my roots anymore. So many close friends said wow. You're so brave or wow. I just wish I could let myself go like that. I've been taking pictures of women who are also their thirties. Who have these long beautiful locks? Pictures that I've saved for my day to day inspiration as well as my confidence building. I started following grant instagram. Which has been a godsend and I get from friends. I show that these photos of these gorgeous silver victims in their thirties. Only to hear them. Say Wow these women just like healthy sixty sixty come on. I'd like to think that I've pretty useful looking skin. Which of course attribute to this pod my religious Arosa oil as well as never missing monthly facial appointment. But I have to be real with myself and I WANNA start embracing my hair. I also don't want people to look at me and say well. She looks like a healthy six year. Old when I'm only thirty six so with so much pressure for women to look youthful. How does one go great gracefully on a side note? I've been listening to your pod since December twenty eighteen. At which time I found you both randomly I started from the beginning and I since caught up and you both have become my weekly phone friends. I would love to hear your take on how to embrace the gray. Also thank you for listening to my voice now which started off as an email which turned into renew beating an easy. No on your voicemail so much love from Chicago Chicago Chicago. Welcome me I want to visit you. I've never been really yeah. I've mentioned that like a million times here heaven. I know I have never been to the windy city. Wow I mean. I haven't been that many times. I've been three times I would love an arena. I would love to go and visit like as a tourist love to do for over thirty five experience. Yeah love to eat your hot dogs in your pizzas pizzas pretty good knock on route for your baseball teams because Red Sox fan now and you know what I'm not going to go in the winter not neither but otherwise I'm in. Yeah saying so you bring up just a great question about graying hair but also about the way we have been conditioned to believe that aging is not beautiful and that looking like were twenty is the only way to exist. So how do you gray gracefully I believe was the question and I st- GonNa say it. Sounds like you're doing it. Yeah you know and we are very conditioned to cover up our graze and so I hate to put the pressure like the onus on you but you doing you going ray is going to make it easier for somebody else to buck beauty standards and do it. And I you know made me think about coloring my hair because I get highlights I don't really have a ton of gray's they come out every now and then my mom never colored her hair and she really liked her salt and pepper gray hair and so that is not been. Some wasn't something that I grew up like an expectation or something I would do. I do think for myself. My inclination would be to color my hair. So I'm wondering how I'm how I will approach us when the time comes. Yeah I don't know you don't call your hair either. I now highlight it. That's right you to get highlights and kind of in the same boat as you with the grays like. I have a few here and there but I. I don't have enough that it's something I even feel like. I need to think about on this listeners. Speaking specifically to going gray in their thirties. Yeah and you know that is something that then people get get into the conversation of lake. Wow you're so brave you know and I think we have to be real about the fact that there are major pressures on all people totally but we're talking specifically about our experiences as women during an eye to remain looking quote unquote young youthful anti-aging et Cetera et cetera. And I would love to talk to more people who have gone through this with their hair. Yeah I haven't known that many people to do it I've known a couple Who went gray very young and just said fuck it and were gray like in their twenties. We are in this period now where some of the youth are dying. Their hair grey yes. The irony is not lost on any of which is like so funny to me So I don't know I don't know I don't have the answer. I'd love to hear from listeners. About this yeah and I mean there are people who go gray and gray is beautiful and I. I also think. Click one thing. I aspire to slash M. Nowhere near there yet is embracing the physical changes at paging and embracing them as beautiful. Not like as you know a ball and chain terrible thing happening and that is that will take a massive shift in my thinking I am again. Not There but boy. It's something that I would love to to really Touch and experience another hair question. Yeah Hi Kate Dory. I'm now forty five and have been coloring my hair and embarrassingly long time for a I could stretch it out for months between Salon visits but now my roots come in like something out of the fast and furious franchise and they're not just a little grey but totally white think Santa. I totally dig in respect. Women who make the choice not to color their hair as they could older. But I'm just not there yet. This is a long way of saying. I'm getting tired of spending hundreds of dollars a year on visits to the Salon for color. Do you or other members of their forever. Thirty-five of the Ferber thirty-five community have tips regarding diy hair-color. I'm thinking both good brands and how to ideas. I'm not looking to do anything ambitious brown hair and I just want to continue to have brown hair. I don't this is one of those. Open it up to the listener situation for me personally because my immediately my immediate thought the only diy hair coloring. I know of is that when I was a teenager. I used to dye my hair with Kool aid powder. I used to dye my hair myself with like semi permanent. Yeah box color ox color to Haven't done that in years. Also and I would love to hear people have experienced with this way in my understanding. Is that route? Touch-ups are more difficult to do on your own than like a full head die But I would love to again here from other people about that. Yeah we unfortunately don't have experience. I mean my the extent of my like home hair experiences like clairol. Nice and easy yeah. That's I normally would just go have gone to like walgreens picked out the color. I wanted to be in that. I would have red hair. Yeah I still do that from time to time. Oh I haven't done it in a while. I would silicon the last five years but yeah I've always done my own color now. I get highlights. They can't do that myself. Yeah the one time. I tried to highlight my hair. I painted a blonde circle on my head and my God. It was so awful. What did you do My mom was very generous and paid for me. I was a teenager and she paid for me to get it fixed at a hair salon. It was so bonker story was
Possible Symptoms of Autoimmune Disease
"Today show is called possible symptoms of autoimmune disease based on the rest of our show from last week about thyroid problem. So we're going speak a little bit about thyroid. Problems turning into autoimmune things. We're also going to talk about some other auto immune issues and the possible signs and symptoms that you're headed towards auto immune disease so with that getting started. We've got a ton of questions at the end again. Thank you so much for writing in to us in giving this those world. Try our best. Well Dr Elissalde tries best to answer them and We'll see if we can inform you and get you a little more educated because you guys out there learning so much coming back in quoting as things we've taught you and we're just so proud of our students here so Dr Lewis. Can you tell us a little bit about auto immune issues and why? They are so prevalent in this day and time it seems everyone has won a Can ramble on that for quite a while. You know one of the things. I'd like to say though. Yes you've learned a lot but it's not what you know it's what you do. What you do is by far more important. I'd rather have a not very well educated patient that just follows instructions because they always get better results Speaking of that and I'll let you get back to that. You're talking about a patient patients. They get good results. Do and what you do. We had a lady that came in for You know we run low cost lab work here for those people that don't know what we do and then in in about three months we run it again just to see how things are coming along and what. We change with the products Our last patient of the evening walked in our store last night and I said your lab results just came back and I just need to compare them again she. She had run her lab. I think it was about four months ago. I lab looked pretty high risk of heart attack and a whole bunch of other flags on the lab and really scared her pretty pretty bad and she was so diligent in keeping up with the program we gave her. I mean you saw like clockwork. She never ran out of any of the products she never said. Hey how about I take one of these off and just get these few. She did everything we told her to do and When I showed her lab last night just briefly I said Oh by the way your chance of heart attack and stroke. That was currently high is now in the in the low range non-existent All your digestive issues are are are corrected. All the flags that were on. There were totally God. Immune system was way better and she started crying and I said I did. I do something wrong. And she said no she said I needed to hear this so bad she said I cannot believe that in a few short months that you have totally reversed all of this. She said I had another functional medicine. Doctor that I was with for over a year and he tried and tried to get my heart risk down and he could never do it and I said well you know it wasn't us that was doing it. Yes it was our knowledge but it was her participation at it like Dr Lewis said. She totally trusted what we told her to do. And she did the work and That it made me cry. We were all up there all crime for different reasons so I just wanted to pass that along. You're absolutely right. Yeah and and you know the other functional medicine doctors very good very competent but You know they're also playing with hormone replacement therapy and I'll tell people wanna see you know. Go to your MD or do for that if you want that. And there's a caveat for everything There's there's certain risk no matter what you do so you know. I I tell people all the time. This is not Alternative to good medical care but it's certainly very very complimentary so out on the end diseases you know. Some people just bigger. Oh well if I just removed this. Everything goes away your part of the plan. Some some people's College for four hours and you got to remove the toxins that organisms or the harmful foods There's essential oils. That can actually help with that. To help. Kill some of the noxious bacteria in the In Gums and down in the GI track. We use some of those Cappella ACID oversee Help fight yeast and most of us have too much of that going on. The reason is is because we have a society that has The farmers have been compensated for growing corn and soybean and then they're genetically modified. That's not necessarily a good thing. Then then we have food. That has Antibiotics in it sometimes growth hormones the antibiotics and our food and just the pesticides can just cause all kinds of problems with the microbiome of the Gut. Which that's Worthy Immune System Resides for the most part so remove the toxins or organisms. Found out. You know what it is. There's it's usually just dairy wheat. Excuse me I keep having this bronco stuff. But it's not nearly as bad as used to be Darrien weights. The top two chocolate comes in usually third-place which bothers me a lot but the dark chocolates. Not Nearly as offensive coffees and Eric can be nut served. Citrus fruits outs and people. So but you doc you talk about going gluten free. Oats don't have gluten in it. Well what if it's grown in the field where they used to grow wheat so gluten can be a big problem and it depends on the condition for you know for example? Migraines it's usually wait seventy eight percent of the time then in oranges and eggs come in second and third but for Coladas or IBS. It's dairy wheat. Chocolate coffee is different things but dairy and I'm not against dairy if it's raw milk and still has a good bacteria in it but going gluten free is is made a big difference for many people. But you know depending on the conditions if you have psoriasis. The first thing I would suspect is a nightshade sensitivity. Pepper cloves nutmeg Sometimes the nuts can't do that sometimes artificial flavorings. There's so many possibilities. That is hard to figure this out so you know that's why I tell people yet. Try the most common ones but more importantly Let's go to reoccupy the guts with the good bacteria. That's very very important. But that's not even going to work unless you replace the digestive enzymes because digestive enzymes have an immune boosting effect. That's actually it maximizes itself. When the blood is alkaline is but that's kind of an over-simplification isn't it? True you know the auto immune things haven't hasn't there been a rise in it that there's a lot of people getting it Has Something to do with losing some of the bacteria in the colon. That should be there. That's not anymore. I think it's worse than it was five or ten years ago. Or maybe God just sends us more people because we're a little bit more intelligent or better educated Than we used to be so yes. I think in common but at least more and more people with autoimmune thanks for coming to us in Macau partner. I'll tell ya I don't trade it unless it's connected to the musculoskeletal system but you know if the cells are going bad you've got metabolic syndrome or diabetes or whatever it it's adversely affecting those sales it's adversely affecting the sales that Come at well the muscles and the skeletal system so it it if you fix when you fix the other. The main thing is use the power in the body to do that and so yeah. I think it's the lack of bacteria and I take several different types of products. I think it's very important and I've said this for years. That people have over sanitized the biggest Ingredient in the hand sanitizer paranoia. I don't do that and there's nothing wrong with good bacteria that come out of the soil. I don't wash the Heck Outta my organic carrots. You know rent some. There's studies kids that have dogs and cats have greatly reduced allergies because their body has been exposed to and and their good bacteria in the soil. Unless the crops or ground on conventionally farmed You know because it has the N. p. k. and has the glyphosate etcetera go to your local organic farmer. I promise you it's worth a little bit of bonus that they charge extra for that sometimes. It doesn't even cost extra but it's really worth it. Well in old days didn't a lot of the people eat. Dr Like you know during the time of hippocrates at all that didn't they actually eat dard I mean I know a and now we have you know bat dirt but If it was organic dark that they tried to get a little bit of Dart on their food just so they'd be healthier.
Storyteller Extraordinaire Martina Castro Has Her Own Exceptional Story
"Martina Castro is proof of what is possible. When you just start doing the thing you love. She's the CEO and founder of only media which she calls a globally minded podcast production company. Shell so co founded and produced the Ambiente. Npr's I ever spanish-language narrative journalism audio show throughout Martinez has challenged herself to grow as a storyteller and digital media leader. Earning respect from colleagues and contracts with big names like the popular dueling APP and the influential Ted Speaker series in short. She's doing what she loves doing it her way. Martina thank you so much for being here. It is a great honor a great honor. I'm like John. I was looking through your your your your roster I mean goodness you interviewed the lowest where I'm going to be on this podcast. This is this is. This is a highlight. You're a digital audio queen. You talked to a very high standard. So that signed off on that is it then. Stranger totally normal to be on someone else's podcast completely strange. I mean I still get a little like flustered and nervous but I think it's important to know what it feels like to be on the side otherwise you have zero sympathy for the people you you go out in an interview and I think it makes me more empathetic storyteller you start as an Internet. Npr That's your entree into all of this. Yeah I knew I needed to get an internship. I was over achiever in school and so I knew I had to follow the rules. And it's okay. I got to get an internship and so I applied for the internship and I didn't get it the first time I got one in another different radio journalism program and then three days after college ended. I started my internship at NPR and that just kicked everything off. It was really lucky. You realize how lucky you are in the sense that most people don't just stumble into their passion that early in in their career. It's shocking. Maybe I'm just personally envious as someone whose career has taken lots of twists and turns that you started there. But what's so interesting to me about your story. You really love audio in a way that I it took creating this podcast for me to appreciate what that even means right. Oh my goodness it was such a luxury I mean. That was my school I went to I. Everyone asked me of how I learned this and I said on the job I ask you about that because I I to. I don't have a journalism degree so I learned sitting in a newsroom. All of those things there are moments where I like. I wish I had that foundation. Do you ever have that moment? Yes all the time. I wish that I had had a little bit of that foundation. So that it can more confidently enter some rooms Especially in the beginning of my career I think in the beginning it was really really rough to be an outsider but at the same time such a a gift to be in the room looking back at my career it might look like a straight line but I wasn't even sure I wanted to stay in journalism back then and it wasn't because to go do anything else because I wasn't sure look at my internship my NPR enter chip. I mean this is months after I graduated from college I got sick or something and I suffer from migraines and I I had to call in sick and the executive producer at the time who no longer works there brought me and her office and she said look. I don't know if you have what it takes to make it in this industry because this industry is tough and it was it was hard. There were a lot of tough moments and I was starting at the quote unquote top. An impure you know it was. It was the top it was it was the best in if I was. I had to succeed and not mess up that Opportunity. And there's so much pressure that was like many. This isn't for me like I want to have fun doing what I do. I don't WanNa be so exhausted all the time I want have ideas and have them validated by the people around me. And you know there's a million reasons why I probably wasn't being validated. In that time I mean I was really young. Who knows mighty is probably good but I discovered the brand of journalism and storytelling that I wanted to do by chance and just in time meaning what I left. Npr. It was a bold move. I learned so much. I'm so grateful for that opportunity. I hate talking bad about it but I have to be honest. It wasn't the environment for me that was going to make me my best self and it was the beginning of me leaving journalism and I left and went to San Francisco and worked at KLW. And I found my bestself there. Thanks to people who really trusted me to be a leader who trust to figure things out on my own who created a culture of yes and who Inspired Fun and creativity in in a situation where we were also striving for excellence. And that was the beginning of me figuring out that I could actually make a work environment that in my image rather than having a mold myself to a work environment. That wasn't the right fit for
Understanding and Treating Chronic Pain with Author Judy Foreman
"Today on by. I am talking adding to author G. Foreman Judy has written several books. All published by Oxford University Press. They are a nation in pain which was published in a two thousand fourteen. The global pain crisis which was published in two thousand seventeen and exercise is medicine and I will let judy till you a little bit more about herself. What made you start writing this book? A nation in pain several years ago maybe five or six years ago now I ended up with really severe pain in my neck and there was no car accident or injury or anything obvious that happened. Tipping Hunt over computer all day. Maybe that was part of the problem and finally you know like many many many people with pain. I went from doctor to doctor. And you know the one that she was a woman. Doctor just really didn't seem to believe me. It's a very common experience for people with paint and not be believed especially women. Finally I did get a diagnosis and an MRI and ahead. What they call spondylosis Spawned a low lists thesis. It's hard to say where you're vertebrae grace. SORTA slide forward over each other. They didn't actually like compressed. My spinal cord but they impinged on the nerves and it was very table and also end up with cervical Sonia that the muscle spasm ing in my. GPS muscle were so severe that my head got tipped to the left and I would take i. Don't get it straight using both hands. It was it was really a nightmare and I at the time. I was still writing my column for the Boston Globe so I was writing about pain and I realize in addition to being horrible pain was really interesting From a biological point win is not yours. It's really really interesting that right on Seo. I started researching this book and it turned out to be Very gratifying but also kind of there were things. I discovered that we're really horrifying One of which does have to do with gender which is women do get more pain than men chronic chronic pain talking about not acute pain and They also get it more severely than men and this is partly genetic. This happens in Animals as well and one of the most horrifying things I've found out was that despite the fact that women have a much higher prevalence of pain than men. Most of the very very basic scientific research is still done in male rats not female rats despite the government saying you gotta study both sexes And it's just like a rigidity of the science and the funding that keeps them from studying up female rats which is not. It's just completely nuts. It is says completely crazy it. I mean obviously there are differences and it only makes sense to study both it makes no sense whatsoever for it. Is there anyone standing up saying. Why don't study female rats? Well not officially but you know when you talk assigned to some of them say well we've always done it. This sway or funding comes in this way we don't females are too complicated. They get their periods. When will hey That's not a reason. Not to study his exactly tackling but in terms of pain. Women's is not as believable. You know it's it's an it's it's too bad and when one of the reasons for that is when they do brain scans people in pain. You know there's different sections of your brain. And they light up a characteristic way when people are in pain so if we could afford it we could diagnose everyone in pain by looking at brain scans that would be a very extravagantly expensive way to do it. But the LIMBIC system in the brain which is sort of the emotional processing center lights up more with women who have pain than men and that means that women feel it in a more emotional away presented in a more emotional way when they talk about their pain and that turns doctors off. Wow you know so. It's women are kind of in a bind because their brains. These are reacting to this pain with more intense emotions and one that they kind of get you know. Doctors often get turned off the Ryen unemotional woman. God forbid so we hear frequently that women have a higher pain tolerance than men. It from. What you've studied? Is this true. That sort of up for grabs But I think in many cases it is in some. It isn't but yeah I mean the the laboratory tests of pay nor are somewhat different from the clinical experiences of pain. But you many women do have a high tolerance of pain in the joke. Is that if men had to go through childbirth the race would die out because they wouldn't be able to stand the pain That's not really true. Women Women can withstand Chow Group. Luckily for human beings thankfully. Yes a quote that I highlighted in your book. You said women are both more likely to to get painful conditions that can afflict both sexes and to report greater pain than men with the same condition in this according to studies. That you cited in your book. I noticed a lot that fiber mile just seems to affect mainly women in. You mentioned this as well. I believe in your book. Do we know why don't know why it's it's a complicated problem and I think we don't really have a good understanding. It's one of those things like chronic fatigue syndrome. That a really not clearly understood. Senator Scientific seem to be very complex. I mean certainly only as you mentioned before. Hormones are big deal. Overall to vastly oversimplified testosterone which is found in greater prevalence trebling and men seems to protect against pain were S. Estrogen seems to enhance pain. Except not all the time Estrogen is a much more complex actor and goes up and down over a woman's menstrual cycle and Gordon over the light cycling before menopause and after and the results are very confusing to the point that many doctors are paying researchers. Now think it's not the absolute level of estrogen that's important but but the fluctuations look to Asians that tend to make things worse for women I mean Migraines for instance are much bigger problem for women than for men although to And migrants tend to be tied to a women's Menstrual Cycle. And you know what do you do that. It's it's really a problem and so so people that do get migraines consistently so you're saying that depending on where woman is in her cycle the migraine could be more intense. Weren't weren't revealed morning. Yeah it tends to peak around various points in the cycle and then then ever way and then peak again and it's it's a real problem for many many women. I mean. These migrants can be really life destroying. I mean there's a lot of good research happening and Rethinking of what it causes migraines. I mean it's it's not simple picture. We used to think of his blood vessels dilating too much. But it's a major problem for a lot of people legal and again that tends to the big genetic component as well and I read about that in your book and you covered that very well in your book. I'll thank you but just to tell people. I have a whole chapter on the genetics of pain which I found very comforting. Because and this is true rats and other animals that about forty to fifty percent of your susceptibility to chronic. Pain seems to be genetically determined which she is necessarily bad news. If you have those jeans but on the other hand you can stop blaming yourself. People often blame themselves for having pain and they're Not believe with feeds into the whole you know blaming yourself situation but really there's a huge genetic component and that kind of takes the sting out of the self claiming I think
Gil Beyda (Comcast Ventures) - Always taking risks
"Hello and welcome. I'm Alex Nick and this is moving up a podcast about secrets to success. Struggles along the way and life in general in the pot Gill Beta from comcast ventures on the pod Gill shares what. He thinks the key to all his successes and then we go deep on his pretty awesome journey. Let's get into it Gil. Thanks so much for being on the Alex. Thanks invited me. Looks like we're GonNa have a good time today. Yeah I mean we've already been bantering going back and forth here. It's always like we have such a conversation. I'm like oh now I don't see anything more. Let me let me hit the red button. I wrote to say oh like we said before. And that's usually how it goes. The listeners. Love that so comcast ventures genesis ventures. We'll get into all your venture capital stuff. You got going on today. But like when I ever venture capitalist I haven't met with one and yet that said Oh I knew I wanted to be a VC. When I was a kid do you is I did not I have a technical background so I love Computers Program Computers Earth Way back in high school and college? I studied computer science and Decided that I wanted to program computers and some of the first ten years of my career was all about Being software engineer for a companies large and small I helped develop l. up a part of the UNIX operating system. So something you know you know really down and dirty and then also Develop applications locations financial branch automation. Applications did did the full stack Then I founded my first company which was an ad Tech Company Company and I was the founder CTO Then that company exited founded another company and then after that second company I had an opportunity to go into venture so it was a series of accidents decisions But I've been in venture for eleven years now and and having a great time so let's let's stay in the early days for a few questions at least where. What is this like equation? Technology this entrepreneurship side of you'd that come from your parents your parents entrepreneurs like do you want to work for a big company yourself like what. What is that inside of you? That kind of pushed you that way. My parents were the consummate entrepreneurs alcohol they neither of them had a college legit education. I'm not even sure whether they graduate high school But a so. They started number of businesses in the in the clothing industry Where they would sell clothing They had stores and all and I worked in those stores and saw a You know at age of Eight nine ten eleven working in the store selling women's clothing and They were very entrepreneurial. They grew their business from from one store to many stores And so was always in my blood and all during in high school and College I was starting a bunch of businesses and of course malt. Most of them failed But was always thinking about it about problems that need to be solved about opportunities markets And you know I remember back in my early days. I I used to keep a list of of ideas of companies that I would start at which I which I advise every entrepreneur to do is just can't keep a running list of of ideas and keep right reprioritising them which ones you think are less possible now or more possible. which ones are you more more or less excited about And funny A while back I. I look back at that list. And this list was from from the eighties and Their ideas on it. I actually think are still good ideas today and I challenge some of viewer. Your listeners may be to To do one of these businesses. A one of them was. I don't even was possible. But it's popcorn that POPs in the shape of an animal so like animal crackers for popcorn now so the margins on popcorn or probably nickel Lord. I but wouldn't you pay extra if the popcorn was in the shape of a zebra elephant or a lion or something that was one of my early ones. Some of them are crazy. Some of them not not so crazy and all But I always knew that I was going to to start a business and So I was just waiting for the right idea. I mean I love hearing about this because speaking of business side ideas starting businesses and all requires practice. It's not like you just have some light bulb moment and it's like i. I didn't think any businesses knife out of my very first one and this is going to be the one I'm GonNa go do and it's like it's a muscle that requires like use use. Yeah I I it you put it perfectly Alex that you have to be practicing you have to be an entrepreneur is not just somebody who starts a company it is somebody who is constantly continuously in that process of starting a company and then one of them actually sticks and you end up doing that for many years. It's also so feeling pain points and maybe maybe it's easier to start off if you don't have the list you've never thought of a business. Just to think of problems takes a long time to drives the airport or wait in line at security or whatever it is right down problems on and you can try to think of business solutions to those problems will. Maybe some. Don't have a solution. Maybe maybe some do I think it's a AH. There's a parallel though an opposite universes between entrepreneur and a comedian a comedian goes through life. Making all these observations of of Oh like a while waiting at the airport or whatever and they turned it into a joke or life. Experience and an entrepreneur makes those same mob's rations but instead of trying to make it funny. They actually try to solve that problem. I like that a lot of great one. Okay so you're this entrepreneurial kid growing up starting stuff left and right you go to college rate. Yes where do you go to college. Cal State Northridge California. My Business Partners to oh great from L. A.. I am from La and the clothing store was in La yes what part of La The clothing store was actually in Inglewood. we lived in La Proper and then eventually moved to Beverly Hills. Oh Great We'll talk about that later. Okay so so you you you gotta see sign and and when you're there you're still you do still have this like entrepreneurial passion because I was like you I was starting businesses left and right growing up and then I went to school and I I said I went to Pennsylvania and now it's like everyone's like I want to be an investment banker an accountant or a consultant on my. Oh there's like these prestigious jobs that society is telling me that I should go get I mean that was my path but in hindsight I was like wash continued starting businesses and your own the biggest dirt farm and by now or something but You get caught up kind of like what all your friends are doing. Did that happen to you. I was don't let any of my kids here this but I was not focussed on school at all. School to me was something that I knew I had to do that. I knew would look good on my resume But it's unless it was fun and interesting. I wasn't super engaged so during high school where I founded and one of my first companies called Mind Games which was A video game for the original Apple Computer so I would spend Days and nights and programming The game and maybe showed up for class maybe didn't and so in high school. My grades were marginal may be. I had a C. or a C. plus average I think in college. Maybe I opt it to A. B. or B. minus But I knew that the grades that was not going to be my taken And I have a lot of respect for those folks who are focused on maximizing their the university experience and I think that's that's super important for me adjust didn't click and so even during high school and and in College I was I was starting companies and probably migraine sufferers. It's I mean I think it's a good testimony so you were able to realize that school is not what I want to be focusing on I want to be focusing these other things because like I kind of feel like I was similar to you. I didn't school but did it anyway because they gave all pressure's it's like oh you need to do this and I should have just been. I mean not should've aminals my path until sure so I'm actually kind of envious of you that you had that south awareness to say. Yeah this is not not really focusing. Nobody has ever asked me what my GPA was not unless your like in the top the commodity And nobody asks you what an anybody's I volunteered it. Because I'm mullahs proud that I actually you know did not get as and BS that. I'm actually a C.. Student and was able to do quite well Um mm-hmm and so for all those people out there who maybe are focused on other things or school isn't their Forte They're still lots of opportunity out for those people
Long Island school to close for rest of school year
"Well not a north port middle school how long island this smell may be coming from a cesspool outside one of the classrooms and it's nauseating potentially to blame for migraines nose bleeds and fatigue among students and teachers there is a big concern of our elevated levels of mercury and recent samples of the soil also showed elevated levels of benzene it's a chemical known to cause cancer the school will close for the rest of the year beginning Tuesday state senator James gore and has two kids who went there and will push for funding in the upcoming state budget to help out with relocation I think this has to be factor because these are additional emergency because of that the school district is going to have to face I'm also going to talk to people at the state education department to see if there may be some emergency funds available there parents will learn more about the relocation plan Thursday
Why Gen Z is being labelled Generation Anxiety
"So it's twenty twenty. We're officially in the next great decade. But I won't lie to you. It's hard to be optimistic. About what the future sure holds a new report says home. Affordability is a growing problem for the average Canadian families. A new study of wildfires around the world from the Amazon rainforest to California says human activity is raising temperatures and adding to the threat. Job Market is tough and it's especially tough for college graduates. A huge number of them are actually working at jobs. That don't even fire a college degree if you're a millennial or a boomer or one of those rare rare Gen xers you might be able to get away with blaming this pessimism for the future on your age and life experience but the same can't be said for generations the young bucks of the future. Today's teens and young adults they should be excited about the next ten years keyword should in reality party they aren't instead they're being labeled generation anxiety anxiety is nothing new among young people but Gen Z.. is worried about vote. Much bigger and more pressing issues than previous generations. So how much of it is justifiable. How is it affecting young people right now? And what can other generations due to be more helpful and understanding I'm Stephanie Phillips in for Jordan Heath Rawlings. This is the big story. Johanna Chisholm is a digital. It'll producer at the Toronto Star. She looked into why Gen Z.. Is being labeled generation anxiety. Hydra Hannah. Hello how are you Stephanie. I'm good thanks so when we first reached out to you to get you on the show you said that this topic you know really interested you What about this topic interested you so much for sure I'll admit that it was assigned to me by an editor. So I don't WanNa take full credit for it But what I was given the opportunity to sort of dig into this topic. I was Gung gung-ho because partially previous reporting that I had done kind of focused on Internet culture in youth and so I had come across bits of anxiety in teens in adolescence revolving mostly around like self harm on social media accounts but when I was given the opportunity to dig into why it is that the more broad generation is experiencing anxiety at such high rates than other generations. I thought this is an awesome time to go on. This and I had the space to do. It hadn't hadn't editor support to do it so that's really why I was really interested in digging into it so you wrote that Gen Z.. is going to be remembered as this. This generation anxiety. So what is the reason. Most recent data tell us about the levels of anxiety for this generation. There was a lot of really interesting. Thank studies that came out about this. The one that I thought was most relevant to our readers that are you know Toronto Ontario focused Cam each study. That came out that she saw a fifteen percent increase in youth. Anxiety between two thousand thirteen and two thousand seventeen and that was in the Self reporting so again. There are problems with that but but this huge jump to see just in five years. That teens are self reporting that they themselves are suffering from severe psychological distress which is characterized as either depression or anxiety symptoms and then there was an EPA study that came out from the American psychological association that sort of mirrored that data in Americans Americans students that it was doubling from two thousand ten to two thousand fifteen which is in that same sweet spot. We were talking about with the two thousand ten being this sort of anxious decade So that that was confirming in the numbers and then the part that I was assigned tasked with really doing was going to the kids and the teens and actually speaking speaking with them to find out what's going on with you guys not that you can really contrast it with the before but just to get their takes on why they're feeling anxious and what's going on there air so so who did you talk to And and what did they tell you about their anxiety So there was a large group of teens that reach out to me. Initially Ashley. It was kind of hard getting you know. Anxious people to come forward and talk about their most intimate feelings about things but eventually I was able to get a hold of Some teens from ages fourteen to seventeen who are in high school and junior high to get thirsty takes on it from more to less inside of things and then I was able to get teens. Who are in the university level? So twenty two twenty three because Gen Z.. Cuts off twenty-three. In most situations some people push it to be twenty-five five. I think but I think most people agree like Pew Research Center Says Ninety Seven to two thousand twelve. Is Jesse because you had to be. I guess like sentient went for nine. Eleven for that event to be characterized as millennial and yeah so I spoke with a bunch of different teens all who were experiencing different kinds of anxiety Heidi and kind of different levels of awareness about it so once I spoke with he didn't even really characterize his symptoms as anxiety because he didn't even really know that it was anxiety he was just looking out at. What are my prospects after I graduate and he no? He's an ECON student at the University of Toronto. A student and really good and pretty sure. He's good for for jobs after graduation but even he was looking at job banks Canada every single day and was like my heart just feels heavy. I was getting Migraines at the library and couldn't really like put into words why he was feeling these things and then when someone asked him like hey do you think it's anxiety he was like. Oh maybe I don't know whereas other students I spoke with reveal airy capable of putting the words to what they were feeling so I think that also speaks to level of awareness ernest. That's out there for young people that previously wasn't there right and I spoke with a climate activist in high school. who had some very powerful awful things to say for seventeen year old that I quite honestly was blown away by but she was sort of just experience or explaining how you know she would talk to her dad about it was like for him growing up and the contrast between what she's looking at and what he was looking at? which was you know? Buy a home get a job or get a job by home. Live in the suburbs CBS. Pay Off your mortgage and she's looking at it like. How am I going to afford school? I don't even know if I can with all these. Oh stop cuts with all of these different stressors in the economy. Hey how can I even think about getting to the point where I'm getting a job or so much even buying a house There's a lot lot in there. Yeah those are big issues. Yeah complicated issues. What is research? Tell us about the world that these young people are well. There was a lot And part of the issue had Haad reporting it was like I'm packing it all into one article because you know you look at the world that these kids are walking into the world is on fire quite right literally at their feet. A precarious work is a huge issue. For them one in ten Canadians I believe stats candles. Reports that are part of the GIG. Economy and precarious work isn't just GIG. Work present as contract work or part time work but there's just an increasing amount of this non secure lifestyle that these other parents have There's also also the retreat of democracy that we're seeing fake news You know just social media technology all of these different things it's the cacophony of things. Just being shutdown these kids throats. So it's it's a lot that's To unpack for someone. Who's you know this vulnerable age group? Who are now between the ages of eighteen take twenty three to accept just digest and be like okay? Well maybe I won't be able to get a job and maybe I won't be able to afford a house and all those things that basically secured cured having good quality of life aren't going to be attainable. Well I I was talking about it. With other producers on our team and a lot of them expressed russell. They had feelings of anxiety when they were in high school or university. But it wasn't about these like big issues news about things that were kind of in control like their friendships or short term goals. Like you know. What University am I going to go to our? What job am I going to guide? Or what skill am I going. Go into that kind of thing. So what makes the situation for Gen Z.. So so different. Why are they concerned with these big issues? I will say that I think technology definitely is playing a large role in it. Part of the the Kwanza have with like pointing our fingers right technology to be the thing that's causing us is sort of a knee jerk reaction to say. Oh you know. Phones and cell phones and social media are causing all these woes and our youth because that sort of rationale has been applied to previous generations. When you Komo TV was causing it? We always point our finger at exactly social media digital world share But I definitely think it plays a role and I was speaking with a a researcher in the United States who sort of studies the role of technology and family life. Okay and she was explaining how not just technology but the way the information nation the sheer quantity of information that is just constantly available at your hip and just a moments away versus previously when you could kind of choose to not be turned the TV on and you could choose to have the radio off. That's not an option so much for teens The other thing that I'll point out that in some of the feedback that I received from Just readers who are of those generations you know the the boomers the Gen xers they were pointing out the stressors that they
"migraine" Discussed on Science Friday
"It this is science Friday. I'm IRA flato a few weeks ago. I was sitting here at my desk in the radio studio reading something off a page and all of the sudden some of the words on the paper at the end of the sentence on the left side got a little fuzzy and gray and the effect lasted just about five minutes and then everything everything went back to normal. But it got me worried so I went to my neurologist. Who said he suspected what I had experienced was actually a type of my Green Green Migraine? I didn't have any pain. How could this have been a migraine? It was only my vision that was impacted in lasted just a few minutes. Well it sounded sounded a lot like what David from Anchorage called in about on our science. Friday vox pop APP. I have a form of Migraine that does not lead to a massive headache attic but to a visual aura that grows over my visual field. It appears as lines and triangles that rapidly shift between black and white And that's what my doctor called an ocular migraine. Something that happens in your eye. And if you're a migraine sufferers or a migraine Rainer as we are called your experience could be totally different from mine or David's you may be sensitive to light or to sound you you may have a pain at sharp like knife or Dahlan pulsating migraine triggers. Run the gamut from eating too many sweets to drinking red wine not getting enough sleep. MIGRAINES will speak of all kinds of triggers. So I can each person's Migraine be so different and can there ever be a treatment at that cures all migrants well the FDA recently approved a new drug for treating acute migraine attacks. Called you bro Japan. It's it's one in a new class of medications. That targets a critical receptor in the migraine path between the brain. And could it be the miracle. Drug migraine sufferers well. Well we've been waiting for well we've got a lot of questions about Migraine and if you experience them You probably do if you do want to hear from you. Eight four four seven two four eight two who five five or you can tweet us at Scifi. Tell us what your migraine feels like. Have you had any success in treating them yourself. We can't really prescribe. Describe anything for you. Personally it's just unethical and we really don't know who you are so we will try to answer as many questions about the different symptoms of Migraine whether a universal treatment horizon and to answer this questions are my two guests like do PD goat. Speed professor of neurology at the University of California San Francisco and King's College London. Welcome Dr Goats are thank you for having me welcome Dr Elizabeth loader Professor of Neurology at Harvard Med and chief of the division of headache in the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She's here in New York Studios. Welcome thanks for having let me begin with your doctor loader. The very basic question. What exactly is a Migraine? There's so many different symptoms. Is there a universal definition for There there are widely accepted criteria for or making the diagnosis of Migraine and features that we look for in order to diagnose migraine. It's a common costly and longlasting illness where people bull are susceptible to repeated attacks of head pain that can be severe and some of the things we look forward to make the diagnosis include head pain. That is predominantly predominantly on one side of the head pain that is moderate to severe intensity pain that is usually lasting four to seventy two hours makes it impossible to be physically active And is throbbing in intensity not everybody has all of those features but most people in addition to that head pain and we'll also have nausea vomiting sensitivity to light or sound. So those are some of the things we ask about when we're trying to make diagnosis and then there's my kind that I had. There's your kind as well about twenty to thirty percent of people who have migraine also experience migraine Aura They don't necessarily have it with every headache. And they don't necessarily Sarah have a headache with the AURA It's very noticeable. And so when it happens as in your case people typically will go to the doctor or to the the emergency department and get a diagnosis. I've been told that it. That migraine runs on the female side of families. Is that correct. I'm not so sure that's true. It's not not entirely clear. The genetics of Migraine our focus of intense. Study Right now. It is true that about half of people with Migraine have a family member with the illness in. Its very clearly something. something that is genetically influenced some very rare single gene types of migraine exist but for the majority of people who have common garden. Variety righty migraine at. It's almost certainly apologetic disorder where there are a number of genes contributing to risk. A doctor goes beyond mentioned in the introduction. How many people talked about all the triggers? I that there are from migraine. Some people say they're triggered by light. Some people can be triggered by eating sweet things not getting enough sleep A. Why are these triggers? Doug it got to be so different one of the things we learning about trig firstly that variable because humans are variable and migraine manifesto migraine manifestations while there's a very clear coal that Dr Load just pointed out there is considerable variability in the individual manifestation of the disorder. Same thing applies to triggers. An important thing we've found. I think we've understood bettering. The price elastic is it not all triggers visit triggers Of what I mean by that is that there's a phase of the attack before the pain comes the so-called premonitory phase when and someone might sought to feel a brain fog concentration problems. Some mood changed. I feel sleepy tied Yawn. Oddly die might pass. It's more urine or they might crave sweet or savory things and this may go on for hours or days before the paint starts. It's clear that some of the soak some things are being attributed to triggers. Or actually the premonitory Faisal the attack starting so for example. If you're sensitive to light in the premonitory FIS and that happens hundreds of times you might come to the conclusion that off the light exposure. Because you sensitive in you notice it then you'll headache develops what's actually what's going on. Biologically is the tech already started. And that's why you sensitive to light so some of these triggers out triggers a toll their invitation title to understand the disorder. Better you know when I when I was talking about this on twitter is tweeting about this people. The the number of reactions you get you. You don't don't realize how many people have migraines until you start talking about it and then people will come up with all different things that they've tried that they've done A lot of people said that once once they've had migraines their whole lives once they got menopause. They went away. Dr Laura well we hear all kinds of things And no one thinks seems to be true for absolutely everybody. We tend to hear about it when people have sudden remission of their attacks and if it happens in association with something that's very noticeable like menopause It often is attributed to that whether that's true in any individual cases somewhat difficult. Tell you're you're absolutely right. Though about the number of people who have migraine and it's it's interesting that you got so many reactions on twitter. You should try being a headache specialist in going to a party Any sort of gathering we hear a lot about it and and the reason is it's it's so incredibly common. It is by conservative estimates something that affects thirty eight million people in the United States. It's long lasting and the majority of people who have it have onset before the age of thirty five you exception. That's amazing a doctor goes. Do we know what is happening. In the brain that causes or when a migraine takes over we not quite a bit about it it's It is a Brian Diseases. You've said it's what you'd call a network Brian Disease. So there were Areas in the Brian that are interacting with each other and they start interacting Patton. That's abnormal dysfunctional. Much of it starts from a deep part of the brain some apart. Cooled the hypothe- lamas that's involved in very primitive driving very primitive things are Wanting to eat wanting to sleep Wanting to pass year and for example these areas dysfunction and the patent with which the dysfunction determines much about the manifestation of the Tuesday say yes. Brian Imaging helped us a lot in nailing down beginning to now down some of the important biology and dispelling any meath. That migraine is anything other than serious. And Biologically determined problem and Dr Gadsby. Let's talk about this new class of FDA approved drugs that have. I've been coming out to tell us what they are. And how are they different from. Earlier generations of migraine drugs getting you classier referring to a cold died g pencil so get pants. It depends which side of the Atlantic Really WanNa sit on on any pronunciation at the moments fine they're called. CGIP as you said. Calcitonin gene related related PIP. Todd to it's closer friends receptor antagonists. I block that receptor a- As you said they being the being developed because CGIP's is involved Importantly in parts of the signaling process the the network abnormality that's going on in Migraine a nice. Stop the effect of of sage. Ip can they can. They be used both for treatment and prevention. Like what you. Yeah yeah you specifically about you bro. Japan which is being developed a product libel reliable in the FBI liable for acute treatment. It has a cousin Gold Toe Japan that is being developed. full prevention one of the probably most disruptive things that's happening now now thinking is is that as one understands the biology better. You can manipulate the medicine. He might say to suit the patient. Hi Sean needs rather than trying to squeeze patient into the boxes that we have full them so far. Let's be clear that you brought Japan noted preventive but the the concept being evolved. Hi Dr Loader is it working. I mean I've heard miraculous stories about these drugs. Well I I haven't used Yugo Japan. It's been recently approved by the FDA FDA. So I haven't had a chance to use it but in the clinical trials. I think you link on your website to an article that reports on some of the clinical trials. And if you look at how many people who take the medicine have improvement of their pain at two hours. Forty nine percent of people who took placebo had improvement compared with sixty one percent of the drug so so clearly. It's more effective than placebo. It doesn't work for everybody but nothing we have does It's wonderful to have medicines that work in new ways because every a new treatment provides a a an additional option that we can offer to patients and some of them have Important attributes fewer side effects and so on and so forth. Well well we're GONNA take a break and as you can imagine when I mentioned before when you start talking about we have. We don't have you at a dinner party. Where have you here right in the seat to answer all these questions number? Eight four four seven two four eight two five five talking with Dr Elizabeth Loader of a Harvard Med school.
FDA approves new treatment for adults with migraine
"It's the first drug in its class approved for migraine sufferers and many could finally have a medicine that works for them the US food and drug administration announced the approval of a bro Japan this week it's for the acute treatment of migraines in adults who either can't take or don't respond to current medications on the market in a study published last month more than ninety percent of people given the drug will pain free in two hours and almost forty percent were relieved of debilitating symptoms like light and noise sensitivity the most commonly prescribed class of drugs for migraines work by constricting blood vessels around the brain so they are not safe for those at risk of cardiovascular disease or stroke bro Japan instead targets a protein involved in the transmission of pain according to the American migraine foundation one in five women and one in sixteen men suffer from the
"migraine" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Is the the migraine headaches muscle growth is muscle cramps the doctor pro the listed because in this is this is associated with a lack of magnesium in the body simply a lack of magnesium holy cow it's nothing to really mess around with now what happens is that many of them in your body for the calcium to be absorbed so it's it's a necessary thing in order to get the first component which is calcium that's right they work in combination with each other there's many more practical applications of this calmac formula first of all I guess that you drink it they'll get into your system one of the first things we use it for our clinic is for people who are under a lot of stress and they can't sleep well at night it works better than anything I've ever seen for people that have trouble sleeping because it relaxes your body needs to actually fill the relaxation after you during the day after you drink a Cup of the California interesting and the other thing that it's really really good for people who are in pain okay I have a whole bunch of stories to tell you and and that case studies of people actually taking the calmac formula and getting rid of pain this is included arthritic type pain fibromyalgia which is a form of arthritis back pain is muscle spasms migraine headaches there's a whole category of very that like to discuss with you wow that's fantastic some of those things that you've name seemed to be age related or or things that we experience as we grow older is there a link there yeah there's a vicious circle that I'd like to discuss what happens is that when a person has a magnesium deficiency we may need them they don't absorb their food what is really going to what we call malabsorption syndrome which million the million Americans have and it's not like you feel sick or you know that that you might be over time you start to feel more tired and tired and tired if the real gradual over time type of thing and a lot of people justify that they're getting all the Disney more breast or whatever right that's what I would think that what happens is that when when you get less absorption you actually increase the deficiency in your system of magnesium and that started to take the calcium out of the phones if they're getting phone line you start getting model lock because it also reduces the muscle mass and pretty soon before you know it you are feeling old yeah anybody they actually started to manifest that well all due to a simple lack of these nutrients together many of the now let me tell you and it is a symbol of the problem in being a doctor researcher and how to get this into the system the formula we have the calmac formula is so fantastic because get the powder form you take hot water you may give you put it in a Cup take a teaspoon of the powder and mix it in yeah and you drink this Cup down this great life story is really incredible because it it actually goes right into your bloodstream all right this is probably a good time folks if you want to get.
"migraine" Discussed on Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker
"How many migraines do thinks she has? LEXI got through that situation last year and then for the rest of the summer she really had maybe a few you two or three migraines the course of three months since then that last fall and the winter she was completely migraine free <hes>. I think she might have had some triggers here. In there that was more considered like a headache but not necessarily migraine and then recently. We've had a challenge. Let me reverse back to that. <hes> so she was migraine free most of the winter and <hes> she was off the medicine completely pretty much think the last in the last three months she recently got caught into a migraine again and so she's dealing with some of this right now. Thankfully we've been able to move more quickly with medicine since we know what medicine works and <hes> she seeing a little relief right now but she's had one <hes> actually recently for about thirty days which is tough for her but <hes> showing some some improvement currently yeah that's hard we only have a couple of minutes is left and I have to ask this question. Dr Stevenson because I get asked all the time and <hes> gluten free diets are very popular and and is there a role for the gluten free diet in migraine prevention. I I don't think that there is a role for any elimination diet unless there is a clear trigger so if someone were to eat gluten and consistently get an attack or have a lot of gluten that I would think that's a reasonable food sensitivity. I mean Celia disease. Being a real disease. We have an allergy is is one thing but even that is not a known migraine trigger. You know we don't we don't propose that anyone is on any particular. Elimination nations diet without good reason well. I'm glad to hear you say that because a lot of people <hes> when their kids are experienced any kind of pain or allergy start really severely severely restricting what their kids are eating and you know that can do them more harm than good and finally Dr Stevenson. Do you think there's an allergic component component to migraine. I know you say you know. Stay away from foods at begin to trigger. Do you think that's because there's a an allergic component opponent there. I think there's a sensitivity so again. The nitrates we know can actually cause dilation of the blood vessels that mimic a migraine and can probably trigger a migraine but it's not a true allergy <hes> same thing with other triggers they probably have they lead to some chemical reaction in the brain yep wonderful well. Keith do you you have final thoughts for the parent who sitting out there listening thinking <hes> <hes> my child gets a lot of headaches and I don't know where to start and I went. went to my pediatrician and they kind of said well. <hes> you know just use tylenol. What would you say to the parent who thinks Gee Whiz? I think my chats headaches are not the norm I would say a couple things. One <hes> is to be an aggressive advocate for your child child. <hes> if it's not working and you don't feel the treatment is working with the current physician seek other options <hes> there's lots options out there and and work quickly because you know it's it's a hard thing to have to live with as a kid <hes> I would also add that that the relationship with your child is really important in these situations so you you know you really need to embrace your child strengthened their relationship you have with him or her. Try and understand in their mind. This is a really big event and it's a lot of pain and you can't avoid it so I would pay extra attention and give that child the support because they're going to need the positive positive reinforcement and they're going to need some of the work on their behalf as advocate so that there's a good amount of hope and progress can be made otherwise is a.
"migraine" Discussed on Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker
"Trigger LEXI's headaches because it triggers moms headaches so oh things like bananas things like packaged foods that had a lot of preservatives and M._S._G.. We could see a correlation so we need to cut those out right away and <hes> and she jumped on the train very quickly impressively but of course that's lexi style. She gets it done. Quick so well and I'll tell you the truth when you're in pain an and some of the the the kids I've seen in the most pain are migraine sufferers <hes> Dr Stevenson. Can you give us a list of foods stat people who have migraine kits have migraines should avoid and then if there are other foods that actually help a migraine. What would those be so? I what what should should kids avoid. Your parents have their kids void. There's no standard list. Some people have sensitivities to certain foods so again we don't report a total elimination in Diet but we do ask people to track their headaches and see if there's a pattern wherein the twelve hours prior to a headache onset they may have had a certain food and really the main foods that are the the the worst offenders for being migraine triggers mostly junk foods so that would be foods that include M._S._G.. So the typical being Chinese food but M._S._G.. is also in lots of other products that you have to read label. A lot of those products are kind of brightly orange colored and probably shouldn't be at all <hes> preservatives such as nitrates which are used on a lot of smoked meat Salamis Pepperoni they can trigger migraines certain <hes> cheeses smoked cheddars and smoked cheeses can cause headaches chocolate has been known to be a trigger for headings which is really a sin and it's one of my favorite peanut MMS yeah Yup Caffeine has been known to be a trigger. I mean other people I've seen people be sensitive to yogurt to chocolate milk to bananas and but these are these are a little bit more rare so there's I again. I wouldn't <music> a necessarily an elimination diet. Healthy Diet is good and skipping meals can be as bad as actually not as actually eating one of the triggers yeah so I yeah I think what you're saying. Is You really need to do detective work with your kids and see okay what what did that child eat twelve hours before a headache and you know what made it worse. I have seen even kids who chew Sugar Free Gum. It triggers a headache. I don't know if it's a chewing motion or parts the new artificial preservatives aspertain whatever isn't sugar free gum so you really have to do some detective work I think as a parent parents I hope you're enjoying my conversation with Keith de Marino and Dr Donna Stevenson..
"migraine" Discussed on Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker
"You've seen a lot of kids with migraines. How what percent of kids are what's the prevalence of migraines in kids in the country so that's a great question and we have a lot of data to suggest that headache is much more common than we think in children it turns out that in multiple studies between in thirty and fifty percent of children by the age of twelve will have had repeated headaches so that's really high-percentage now less than ten percent of those will be migraine headaches is but the incidents of migraine headaches increases gradually with age really starts to become much more of a problem during adolescence especially in girls yeah they do you think that's related to puberty hormones? I think probably so we definitely see there is association of increased migraine triggering drew around the time of your menstrual cycle. I asked that as a migraine sufferer and I know I didn't get migraines until around puberty and but I certainly you see kids with migraines before that will you explain to us Doctor Stevenson the difference between a migraine headache and non migraine headache short so so the the headache in general can be distinguished <hes> can be divided into either. A primary headache disorder with a headache is the problem or a headache is a sign of an underlying problem now thankfully the latter is very rare. Headaches are rarely do to something sinister like a brain tumor or an aneurysm and they're most likely to be a primary headache. The two two main types of primary headache or tension type headaches which is the general stress headache that people get so that is a mild to moderate headache that is not worsened by by activity and doesn't have any of the other migrants interests that will talk about a migraine headache is distinguished largely by how severe it is. It is a moderate to severe severe intensity headache that often has a throbbing quality it can be anywhere in the head and often in children as in the forehead it can last from two to seventy two hours and is almost always is associated with at least a few of light sensitivity loud noise sensitivity nausea vomiting and it gets worse with exertion <hes> <hes> so oh really what you're talking about. 'cause appearance are often <hes>. How do I know the difference between a migrant irregular headache throbbing? Two kids always have throbbing robbing or that sense I ask. Do you feel like there's a hammer in your head. Do you see kids with Migraines who don't have throbbing yes and so can kids can use all different sorts lots of words to describe their headache and I would say squeezing headaches or <hes> pressure headaches can also be a sign of migraine. <hes> it almost is is the severity and how much the headache limits your activities then will define a migraine and childhood so a headache ends lands a child up on the couch unable to watch T._v.. A A sick headache in air quotes that I think of that as much more of a migraine than attention type headache where most kids can muddle through their activities..
"migraine" Discussed on Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker
"I want you to listen in on a conversation I had with Keith de Marino and Dr Donna Stevenson. I know you're really going to enjoy it. Well Dr Stevenson and Keith. Thank you so much for joining me today on our podcast to talk about migraines and kids. Thanks it's great to be here Keith. Let me ask you. You raised a lot of money for migraine awareness twenty five thousand dollars I believe and you did so by hi running the rim to rim in the Grand Canyon. Can you tell me how that all began and why you decided to raise that much money we had a challenging challenging situation with my daughter Alexa and she was getting migraine headaches and around the same time a friend had asked me if I wanted to do kind of like an extreme extreme challenge and I felt that was way out of my league <hes> but then I watched my daughter who was also kind of felt like she was out of her league with her headaches headaches and I said I thought well maybe I could do this together where we raise money for chop and there are pediatric migraine program as well as <hes> awareness for her condition and I would challenge myself just as much as <hes> as much as she would be challenging herself so that was the basis of the of the event and we were able to to do the rim to rim and raise money for chop at the same time. Can you tell us a little bit about what a lot of people don't know what rim to rim. Did you do rim to Rim rim to rim to rim very important. You have to the difference because says you're GONNA sell somebody's short. If you just just have one <hes> it's actually the rim to rim to rim and it's the South Ram you start on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon opinion you go down the Rim and then you go across the valley across the Colorado River and then you go back up the north and <hes> of the Grand Canyon you sleep overnight and then the next morning you wake up and do it all in reverse again <hes> and the elevations tough it's about a ten thousand feet feet elevation each day with a twenty four mile across each day so total miles was forty eight and that's up and down and up and down. It sounds miserable to me. Tell me what kind of symptoms was your daughter. Having An. How long has she had them in? How old was she? When you realized realized these headaches are not normal headaches right she was twelve and <hes> and she had a hundred days of a migraine headache? It's true and we started to see we thought it was just a sinus infection and then it kind of continued and we thought maybe allergies and then we didn't really know what to do. At that point and then we went to various places to try and diagnose her and we were relatively unsuccessful we did arrive at chop under Dr Stevenson's care and were able to kind of assess what was going on and provide some relief in over time the headache subsided and that's probably about that safe into the fourth month for her and how old's your daughter now she's thirteen now okay and and when did her migraine start well that Migraine was specific to her that inner twelve years that that was specific to her her with being constant but I you know I think she probably had migraines here and there <hes> you know over the years but nothing as severe so as a parent. It's kind of hard to diagnose is just a headache or is it a migraine and and so she probably had them for a good portion of her of her life but off and on briefly uh-huh what kind of symptoms was she having well she'd have headache she'd have sensitivity to bright lights sounds sounds and noises the head would headache would move to the different parts of her head <hes> really tight shoulders and neck everything that nausea everything that comes with with Migraine. She had some point well. The reason I'm asking is because there are a lot of parents listening to our podcast whose kids kids have headaches and it's hard often for parents to know. Is this a headache that I should take seriously <hes>..
"migraine" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"So give us a call eight six six three nine one ten twenty and you were talking about the incidence of of migraines, and it's pretty pretty common. And and so. As the population gets bigger bigger. You know, we're going to have board more people was migraines. What do you see out there future? You you see a lot of help with newer medications. You saw or what do you see? Sure. So there was a really quiet period in migraine treatment where we we developed, and then we're able to access and use these newer medications back in the ninety s called the trip towns. So those are the brand names would be imitrex MAC salt. Those were the first medications that were safe and fairly easy to use that could be just given to treat a migraine when it started. So you get the migraine you take the medication hopefully, the headache goes away. But we're just now beginning to have access to drugs that were specifically designed to prevent migrants from coming on. And as anybody who's ever had a migraine can tell you sometimes even a half hour of migraine symptoms is really horrible. You know, especially. People who have very severe symptoms with their migraines. Like weakness or trouble speaking or trouble seeing. So I think we're going to be focusing more and more on migraine prevention as we move forward. There's also a lot of really neat things coming down the pipeline probably five or six new drugs that we expect to be on the market in the next few years to help people.
"migraine" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS
"From the American migraine foundation. It's an absolute nightmare. The I was terrified. It was like your head's going to explode migraine is a disabling disease. Just all of a sudden couldn't see migraine has ruined my life. Absolutely terrifying. There's pain that does not stop dropping pulsing banging hammering feeling in your head. Thirty six million Americans suffer started getting migraines around five years old just takes over everything. I feel trapped by migraine hurts like heads guy fall off and the whole world around. You stops world has gotten smaller. You feel like the walls closing on you. There's nothing you can do I spent a year housebound. It's like you're trapped in your head. There's no escaping it. You can't leave your body. Don't suffer alone. Make your move against migraine. Visit American migraine foundation dot org to find help. Learn more and get connected. Works which means avoiding a shutdown. The president feeling. Declare a national emergency. Exactly how to do that. As you all know has been quite challenging the individual cost to the Trump shutdown are even harder and more moving. Then the overall big numbers. Many have missed many federal workers have missed doctors payments. They felt fallen behind on paying bills when they missed two paychecks.
"migraine" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS
"From the American migraine foundation. It's an absolute nightmare. Yeah. I was terrified. It was like your head's going to explode. Migraine is a disabling disease. Just all of a sudden couldn't see migraine has ruined my life. Absolutely terrifying. There's pain that does not stop robbing pulsing banging hammering feeling in your head. Thirty six million Americans suffer started getting around five years old just takes over everything. I feel trapped by migraine hurts like heads galley fall off and the whole world around. You stops world has gotten smaller. You feel like the walls closing on you. There's nothing you can do I spent a year housebound. He's like you're trapped in your head. There's no escaping it. You can't leave your body. Don't suffer alone. Make your move against migraine. Visit American migraine foundation dot org to find help. Learn more and get connected. Hey, welcome to America tonight. How you doing.
"migraine" Discussed on The Reboot Podcast
"Just work. Where there's only. I guess the disconnect between only here and obviously when you're doing some work, it's for some future, is it benefit? Is it. I'll tell you a story. Okay. I had a hard night last night. I had a migraine. I grew up with migraines, migraines, psychosomatic meeting that there's always something to them. In this case, I've been working these last couple of days with my deep profound censor Wrangler rage, which I often pretend doesn't exist. But I've come to understand his whole, like sits on my left shoulder, ready to swing into action. Hoax. Mash. And hoax been really, really agitated these last few days so much. So that this morning when I was boxing. I had to stop in vomit, not once but twice because I was hitting the bag. So hard finding whether boxing coaches said, getting a ring because she could see where I was, and I started hitting a friend of mine who was wearing all sorts of protective gear. I may have cracked a rib. And in the final blow that I through, I burst into tears and collapsed on the ground in the bottom of the ring and burst into tears. That was seven thirty eight o'clock this morning. Okay. Now that guy was a mess. This guy with you. We just had an awesome coaching session. Because I was here with you. And that guy who is in such pain this morning, I love an honor him, but the work in the present. Is healing. You're not a long-term coaching client, there's no renumeration going back and forth. You're not paying for anything. Sure. I guess we're creating a podcast and someday, but who knows? I mean, maybe I'll do all screw up the recording of this. I don't give a fuck. K. being here with you reminding you of what psoriasis smells like after a bath. Or what remember when she would nuzzle into your shoulder as you put into bed. K. my daughter is twenty four. I will never forget that feeling. Of holding her entire body. In my hand. The awesome fear, fragility, and possibility implicit in all of that. And being here with you, all of that back to me and I don't have a migraine anymore. So tell me again about work being for the future..
"migraine" Discussed on Brown Chicken Brown Cow Podcast
"Of fighting with this issue and pushing some of those bugaboos some of those demons some of those monsters in your brain saying you're not you're migraine and your body is your body and the people that are around you that love you they love you for all of you so not allowing myself to go down some of those darker pass i'm just really it to to not let them migraine tick over the depression aspect of it exxon all right now to five questions so one is well we all know that you are a monkey do you have any other internal barnyard animals especially when you're not feeling good okay didn't expect that one day you know no i wasn't expecting this to come at me i've asked it so many times on the air wasn't ready for truthfully there were animals i really adored as a child and i think because they move slow and they're focused and everything that they do is dedicated to conserving energy i would have to samos loss at that point because slops you know they look adorable like me but they also are very focused on where they're going how to get there and they're trying not to over conserve energy because food is a little scarce for them and they have to you have to conserve it so that's probably a awesome off man you know one last thing before we head out of here but advice do you have to other people that are suffering from the invisible disabilities i know earlier in this month they talked about depression and.
"migraine" Discussed on Brown Chicken Brown Cow Podcast
"The head of been down my desk with ice packs on my back of my neck and my boss comes over and just sends me home and from a professional point of view that look good him i'm disabled and it it hurts and i have to get things done quicker than everybody else have to get things done more quickly because i know in the next hour or two on might have a migraine and so luckily i've been able to mitigate that with sometimes working from home and some times i've just had to request whether it's fm fmla that is the family medical leave act in racked to take a couple of days off from work so i can recover cause a really bad migraine can knock me out for two to three sometimes five days and so that's that's hard on my employer it's hard on me financially so all those things have have a lot of things to do with that but that's fine my thing monkey migraines how do they affect your body image do they have an impact on on the way you view your body because in a way i know personally with my migraines i feel like my body's betrayed me and i'm not gonna say that that affects whether i see myself as skinny fat beautiful or not but i hate the vessel i'm in some days i do know when i'm in the middle of a migraine i feel like just a complete and i'm a big man anyway i you know i've been a big boy off and on throughout my life and mostly because physical activity causes heat causes the problems with migraines so it's it's a bad recur sive issue there but yeah it it does make me feel like i'm not a sexy like i am not a sexual being all i have is this brain that is trying to crush me and it pulls me out of having sex it pulls me out of being sexual being and you know i fought for many years i said this is going on almost thirty five years.
"migraine" Discussed on Brown Chicken Brown Cow Podcast
"Welcome to the bbc nuggets show recording four may two thousand eighteen this is your last night because of the month for a month on sex and disability and just to throw you a curveball i'm the madam and i'm your host for today just making it a little different mostly i'm the host today because we're going to be talking with monkey monkey as you know as a host is a wonderful and crazy creature but he also has his own journey through disability and accessibility issues rebounding around almost every aspect of his life so monkey we all know you as the cuddly adorable crazy ass monkey yeah but can you talk to us a little bit about your journey i'm solutely i have been plagued he's the way i like to call it because it's been a very hard thing in my life with migraines and they started breaking in when i was ten ten years old and my very first one i had blindness i had body numbness on psalm one half of my body and then the migraine came in that just crushed the my little ten year old brain and my father he was so scared he was asking me what type of drugs i was doing needless to say i wasn't doing any drug drugs that i could tell that ten years old but it did messed me up and from there all the way through my young adulthood my teenage years i had to battle out of school you know mistakes at school i shouldn't say bow out at miss days in school not go to special events have to leave things early it does affect every aspect of my life like you said all the way up until you know this year and it it hurts people understand what would a headache is migraine is different affect in the brain and it really triggers office something different i used to like an m two mini strokes.
"migraine" Discussed on The Personal Computer Radio Show
"Hello this is our poor with news about were ables and digital health technology from health tech insider a regular headache is no fun but migraines are a whole different ballgame they can be so debilitating that the sufferer can't stand look at a bright light have to go to bed in some cases they actually go to the hospital for treatment for the pain and the symptoms and so migraines are a serious problem for a lot of people in fact according to the migraine research foundation it is the sixth most disabling disease in the world and affects thirty nine million men women and children in the us alone now there's all kinds of medical treatments available stimulation treatments to help reduce pain mitigate the symptoms but one of the interesting things is that there are now treatments underway to help prevent the onset of migraines in the first place one of these is created by a company called inara e n e u r a and they've just done a peer reviewed study in cooperation with the mayo clinic but they did was they did a study with migraine patients and they use their device twice a day and discovered that for about half the patients they had half as many migraines month the normal now the interesting thing about this is that this device does not use any drugs it's a magnetic stimulation device using technique called trans cranial magnetic stimulation it uses magnetic field to disrupt the mechanism that causes the onset of migraine headaches the device is available only by prescription and you read it for three months at a time again it's one of many devices out there but it has been proven to provide relief by reducing the amount of migraine headaches these tests subjects had in the course of the study so there's increasing hope for migraine sufferers that their problems can be reduced.
"migraine" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"It is something that millions of people deal with just the best they can but now there is new hope for some of those who suffer migraine and it might just stop the pain before it begins this week the new england journal of medicine published the results of two clinical trials for migraine drugs given by injection the new treatment is the first to specifically focus on preemptively stopping the headaches dr peter goads be is a professor of neurology at king's college london the lead author of one of the studies we reached him though in rome dr goes be first of all why has it been so difficult for doctors to treat patients for the migrants the problem with migraine treatment up to now it has beeen and i'm talking about preventive treatment that we've had no specific migraine preventive some lee to stop the attacks coming all the treatments we've had have been passed down apostol long pasta round from another indication so listen this'll be familiar with being offered a blood pressure drug like a betablocker or an eighty depressant drug or a drug from the anticonvulsant eighty feet class that working migraine we don't know why so they went designed for the problem and it bought to migraine their baggage all set of side effects this research you have done in two new ways of gearing with his wet what exactly what approach are you ringing two migraines that's different so the piper that was published in the new england journal was up by stray so uh end of the investigations study that looked at blocking a specific protein a small molecule it's in the blood that the pain nerves in the hid use for transmitting a pint and to is involved enlightened.
"migraine" Discussed on E&C's Pod of Awesomeness
"Calls me at brian what happened but you ran through all this testing and everything was finally happened and i i told him what had happened that i said you know they found the elision than the temporal trial regional i brain and he goes by holed up a legion they said yeah and i don't know why elision means to you guys lesions meaning that yuck cut right like now the other cut them late moon haven't had a migraine and he goes no lesion in medical terminology is is a very bag thing it just says something is there right like we don't know what it is and we call it a lesion and proprietor result of your brand and then he like he goes on to look at the results of protest and um and essentially what it is is that there might reflexes in the temple pro regional my brain are slower than they would attack right so in the report they put lesion you know isn't a pride origin of your brain and it's just like uh and then so i went and retook the cast and it's the same thing and so can you reflexes are a little bit slower and but one of the things that you know it's just hard because they're not slower than say your average person but their salary than like you're an athlete or people that they test for a lot of this kind of stuff right so i have average reflex and just like.
"migraine" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Or something on her head or what she migraines that she had a migraine the new before that she lost her middle finger remember yeah but shoot off boy eloquent or something happened there americans minor now something but she almost lost her middle finger which the irony is not lost on me on that one thing or the that she came to me arlacchi orange is the new black that's another inciting till oca k at so i wanted so she had that and then she had migraines brought on probably by me for a couple of days you she back have you heard right we seen her if she okay if she goes hey okay she feeling better yeah she she is yeah yet yes specifically asked that the migraines because there's no fine nor horrible yes trying to be nice to concede earn oil sending love be running his head he changed the world oh yeah we're still working on that but no this this comes straight from my heart hingis pure i have no all tear your motive no just wanna make sure she is alright now entasked with their ago see proof is i'm going to move on another subject like like wait a second what are you wide i know suspicious when i myself something now i'm going gonna leave a right therapies buffet no now it dawn near i i don't know if you actually listen to me but did we have a backup plan in place for today did we have steve edge we have like ms shannon sani buyer anybody we asked absolutely yes because we were not sure alexis was going to be an today because she got.