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Dr. Wayne Phimister is a Family Physician with a special interest in chronic pain who’s passion is finding solutions for this epidemic problem facing 1/3 of the adult population. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia in Canada and has developed one of the first Online Medical Trigger Point Injections Courses for doctors and nurse practitioners, a technique that is easily learnt and implemented into the medical office of any doctor or nurse practitioner tr ...
 
The internet is full of misinformation about recreational drugs - both legal and illegal. Dr Suzi Gage, a psychologist interested in understanding associations between substance use and mental health, tackles one substance per episode - providing information about what we know - the harms, but also potential benefits of these substances. There's no hype, no spin and no judgement, just information. In the first series, she is in conversation with rapper Scroobius Pip.
 
This multi-part written series of articles is now available in podcast form. Dr. Drew reads “A History of Opium,” which includes additional commentary from recognized experts (available only in this version). A previous Weekly Infusion podcast with Internal Medicine/ Addiction specialists Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce Heischober welcome a variety of guests and explore topics ranging from everyday health issues, to the latest medical breakthroughs and treatments, to incredible stories of the ER.
 
Why do people do the things they do? How can you resolve conflict and grow closer to your loved ones? This weekly radio show doesn't pretend to have all the answers, but Dr. Kuna and guests invite your feedback as we explore topics on psychology, parenting, couples counseling, assertiveness, stress management, motivation for change--essentially, the human condition in which we find ourselves. It is our hope that this program is an insightful and practical educational experience to our local ...
 
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In this episode I interview Attorney Michael Mosher who has 30 years of experience. Mr. Mosher has an extensive background in pharmacokinetics, the adverse reactions of various drugs as well as the proper administration of each psychotropic drug including anxiolytics (eg. Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin), hypnotics (Halcion, Dalmane, Restoril), stimulants …
 
Les Aria, PhD, a pain psychologist who has been practicing for the past 16 years with Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in Northern California, served as the Lead Pain Psychologist for Kaiser Northern California to help redesign the chronic pain workshop curriculum to incorporate modern pain science, mindfulness and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (A…
 
Dr. Hanscom developed the DOC Journey, a pathway out of physical and mental pain (anxiety). He delivers a sequence of insights, exercises, interactive webinars, and an app that teaches you how to calm your nervous system, lower your anxiety and decrease pain. He has witnessed over a thousand patients resolve multiple physical and mental symptoms. E…
 
Eboni Jewel Sears’s life has been full of unique and interesting experiences and opportunities. Growing up, her military family moved throughout the country; today Las Vegas, Nevada, is home. Her professional journey has taken her from being a Navy Seabee to a long-haul truck driver to currently a peer recovery support specialist at the Alternative…
 
Dr. Blythe Hollie Cleverly, PhD Blythe holds a PhD in Holistic Health through the University of Holistic Health in Healing, based out of the USA. She also has her Doctorate in CORE Education/Counselling and training in psychology through the American Society of Alternative Therapists and through Harvard University, both located in Massachusetts. Sh…
 
Rose Yesha at age 17 had one panic and was prescribed an antidepressant. Within a week she had a severe reaction to the antidepressant and was put on benzodiazepine. She holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems with a concentration in Health Informatics and Behavioral Health Analytics. Listen to her story of how she got caught in psychiatry and is now …
 
Tina Blotter is an Independent Consultant with a global health and wellness company Arbonne International. After struggling with health issues of her own, Tina began studying plants and herbs and how they promote health for the body. For the last 16 years, Tina has helped coach and encourage many thankful clients on their health journey. Tina has a…
 
Eileen Durfee is a former nuclear power engineer, who became sick and toxic from chemical exposure. As she was trying to find a cure, she went through countless doctors and journeys of trying many different diets, fasts, therapies, you name it. Then she found the cure with alternative health and detox protocols, which has helped her live pain-free.…
 
Dr. Marylene Kyriazis Dr. Marylene is a Doctor of Pharmacy and has served as a community and consultant clinical pharmacist for more than 25 years. Since 2010, she has focused on palliative care and pain management. Her roles include consultant, mentor, product and program developer, public speaker, researcher and philanthropist. She developed a CC…
 
Henry Steinberger, of Madison, Wisconsin, is a long-time, trusted advisor and facilitator for SMART. His extensive educational credentials and background have been invaluable in shaping SMART Recovery into the organization it is today. In this podcast, Henry talks about: Working with Albert Ellis The fork in the road with Jack Trimpy The psychology…
 
Not constantly pondering about your emotional pain can help you lessen your chronic pain. Learn more with Dr. Matt. Dr. Matt grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago graduating from Wheaton North High School in 1993. He grew up playing football, basketball, but excelled at baseball. Matt attended University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana graduati…
 
William Pawluk, MD, MSc is a holistic doctor near Baltimore, MD. Previous academic positions at Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland. Training: acupuncture, homeopathy, hypnosis, energy medicine, nutrition and bodywork. Considered the foremost authority on the use of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy in North America. Interested in ho…
 
In today’s episode we catch up with Jim Thompson to see how his taper is going and how his group is doing during Covid. We also get an update from Lisa who is working with Dr. Gary Kracoff, check in with Ken to see how he is doing since he was prescribed a benzo during Covid, and Melli who we talked to when she was benzo free day one. Then I’ll rea…
 
Listen to Taranjeet Bakshi on how he beat chronic pain through fasting, intermittent fasting and prolonged fasting. He was born in North India. At age 5 sent to a boarding school up in the Himalayas and then became a documentary filmmaker. Thereafter, he went to the UK to learn Stain Glass and joined the family business after getting the skills. Th…
 
Relaxation Techniques are great tools to retrain our mind and body, turning down the volume of pain can truly change how the body responds. Listen to this episode to learn more about it. Jennifer L. Murphy, Ph.D. is a recognized authority and international speaker on optimizing behavioral treatments for chronic pain. She is the lead manual author, …
 
"Our body has the capacity to heal and recover on it's own. What we could do is to facilitate on it own healing process whenever and wherever we can." - Dr. Hal S. Blatman Hal Blatman MD is a nationally recognized specialist in treating myofascial pain, and coauthor of “Winners' Guide to Pain Relief”, a reference for treating myofascial pain from m…
 
Dr. Jamieson is a full time practicing physician in the Vancouver BC Area. As a lifelong athlete, he found naturopathic medicine through his own health concerns. After sorting out his chronic pain and injuries, everything he knew about medicine was blown wide open. He was exposed to a side of medicine he never knew existed. It's become part of his …
 
How EAET was found to be superior to CBT for chronic pain treatments? Listen to this episode! Dr. Howard Schubiner is an internist and pediatrician, who attained the rank of full Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1999. He founded and served as the Residency Program Director of the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics progra…
 
Dr. Reid Hester is a psychologist and researcher. He is the founder and director of the science division of Checkup & Choices. Reid’s extensive research in alcohol abuse has led to professional opportunities and collaborations with many experts in the field. One long-standing partnership has been with SMART Recovery. In this podcast, Reid talks abo…
 
Kim was a married, working full time and the mother of one child at the time she was prescribed a benzodiazepine for neck pain. Within a short time she developed symptoms of tolerance and withdrawal and actually became very disabled to the point she had to return to her parents to be cared for. Listen to her story of suffering and recovery. She eve…
 
What is neuromodulation and how it can help treat chronic pain? Dr. Vishal believes that pain is an experience and not a mechanical entity. Listen to this episode to know more about it. Dr. Vishal Varshney is an anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He completed medical school from the Univers…
 
Dr Mona Mubarak Professional Qualifications: FCARCSI, FFPM CAI, Dip Pain CAI, FIPP, MSc (Anaesth.), EDAIC, EDRA, Dip HSM ICM, M.B.Ch.B Biography: Dr Mubarak is a Consultant in Chronic Pain Management and Anaesthesia since 2016. She finished the anaesthesia/basic pain training in Ireland in 2014, then she joined the pain fellowship training program …
 
"The best lessons I have learned is that the intensity of my pain depends on me, my thoughts, and my actions. The other important lesson is that I can turn down the intensity of my pain with calm, quiet breaths and muscle relaxation." - Heather Divine Heather Divine graduated from the Misericordia School of Nursing in Edmonton, Alberta in 1974 and …
 
“How you live your life is how you heal. The body knows how to heal. Our job is to learn how to live.” - Dr. Bolliger For over three decades, Dr. Bolliger, has trained health care practitioners on how to integrate body and mind while addressing pain, trauma and health. Dr. Bolliger’s unique methodology guides people on a path to physical, emotional…
 
Shawn Fisk is an addiction treatment counselor in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His lived personal and professional experiences have led him to challenge cognitive discrepancies and chart a new path for his and his clients’ lives. In this podcast, Shawn talks about: The privilege of working at Serenity House, an intensive, in-house men’s recovery home G…
 
Dr. Jason is a big believer that one should have a diverse gut microbiome so that it can sustain all the good diverse gut bacteria to help you boost your immune system and overall health. Listen to this episode if you want to learn more about this. Dr. Jason Klop, ND has been working in the field of digestive health and microbiome restoration for m…
 
Today we are doing our 30th show and I am so pleased to bring this interview withPhil Eichinger who was on Ativan and other medications for 30 years. He is not only TOTALLY recovered, but says he is healthier than ever. If you ever thought your body couldn’t heal, or you were on too long and you can’t get better, this is the story of hope you need …
 
"I always tell my patients with chronic pain that I understand what they're going through and there's a toolbox where we need to combine the tools to fix their pain system." said Dr. Andrea. If you want to learn more how Neuroplasticity can help you with your pain, listen to this episode. Dr. Andrea Furlan is a physician-scientist and Associate Pro…
 
The internet is a convenient way to treat patients virtually and level up the patient care system. Learn more about this with Dr. Jonathan. Dr. Jonathan M. Hagedorn is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Housto…
 
"If the emotional part of the pain isn't resolved or addressed, we haven't done our part completely." - Dr. Ali Nairizi Dr. Ali Nairizi, MD Reno Tahoe Pain Associates Board Certified Anesthesiologist Board Certified Pain Specialist Dr. Nairizi is a Board Certified Interventional Pain Specialist, Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Clinical Assista…
 
Stacey McKeever is a librarian in southern California. Her lifelong struggle with food addiction has led her to use SMART Recovery as one pathway to maintaining balance in her life. In this podcast, Stacey talks about: How she was a librarian even before she earned her degree Being put on diet pills at eight years old Using food to cope with her fe…
 
University Health Network (UHN) has a very unique type of program where they provide different types of modalities in treating chronic pain. If you want to know more about their program, listen to this episode. Dr. Demetry received his specialized honours undergraduate degree from York University in 2008. He concurrently earned a specialty in Fitne…
 
In this video, Dr. Wayne discussed here the meaning of your pain and what are the 3 laws of treating Chronic Pain. Dr. Wayne Phimister MRCGP, FCFP is an assistant professor, family physician, author, international speaker and podcast host who is committed to finding solutions for chronic pain. He has developed a transformational fascial tissue rele…
 
Last December I did a Surviving the Holidays Podcast and said what I did to get through each year till I was well. Try to listen to that one before this one. But this year being more stressful with Covid-19, I thought I would bring you some things I’m thankful for and some suggestions for this time of year.…
 
"If (the patient) has persistent pain .... complex, I would work on creating a window of decreased pain where we can introduce some more movements/exercises and set some lifestyle goals. One of my main goals is to navigate the patient to a place where they can self manage." Want to know more how Michael treats his patients? Listen to this episode. …
 
A live episode recorded earlier in the year in London at Vault Festival, in association with Child.org. Suzi speaks to Alex Aldridge. Alex is a Phd student at Royal Holloway, researching sex, drugs and sexual ethics. The conversation touches on various aspects around drug use during or around sex, including chemsex, issues of consent, and in partic…
 
Do you know that meditation can lessen the pain in your body? Dr. Jan talks about how to integrate it into your routine. Jan Carstoniu MD FRCPC qualified as an anaesthesiologist in 1992 after completing his training in Toronto. Prior to entering medical studies he was a licensed psychologist in the province of Québec. He began his practice in the m…
 
Lisa is a MA resident who was working full-time as a software consultant and entrepreneur. She was prescribed a benzo to get a medical procedure along with Vicodin to endure the procedure. You will hear how she became deathly ill while trying to taper and worked with Dr. Gary Kracoff who turned her health around so she can now successfully finish h…
 
"It's important to find the path and solution that works for you. It varies from every patient depending on what they need." says Dr. Alex. Learn more with him! Dr. Alex Dressler completed his Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he served as Chief Fellow. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the …
 
Les Waite is a veteran and a clinical psychologist at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, New York. His struggles with addiction lead him to SMART Recovery. Now, he uses the SMART tools daily in his practice for veterans. In this podcast, Les talks about: His educational resume that includes learning the teachings of Alfred Adler Servi…
 
Dr. Gary Kracoff is a registered pharmacist with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine who provides in-depth consultative services at Johnson Compounding & Wellness in Massachusetts.Gary’s guiding philosophy is to treat the person as a whole, not to chase symptoms. He focuses on finding the “why” to what is happening physically and mentally, and wor…
 
"I believe that, through patient and practitioner re-education, understanding and therapeutic application, we can change the burden of persistent pain in our society." says Dr. Richard. Learn more with him. Dr. Richard McIlmoyle graduated in 1994 with a BSc. in biochemistry, from McMaster University, and in 1999 with his Doctor of Chiropractic degr…
 
In this episode Suzi talks to James Nicholls, the CEO of an organisation called Transform, who are a think-tank working in drug policy reform. The conversation covers what is meant by various different types of drug policy, from regulation to decriminalisation to legalisation, as well as discussing what evidence-based drug policy might look like, b…
 
If you're hurting and you're not depressed, then you're lying or you're crazy. Listen more about what Dr. Andrea can tell you about it. Andrea M. Trescot, MD, ABIPP, FIPP, CIPS Andrea Trescot, MD was a pain clinic director in private practice in Orange Park for 10 years before she moved to academics, first as the pain fellowship director at the Uni…
 
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