When does illness really start? You might say that it starts with the first symptoms. A cold starts with the first sniffle. Arthritis starts with the first pain. But that’s not always true. Most illnesses start long before the first symptoms. Unless we know how to recognize the earlier signs using visual diagnosis.
Continue reading When Does Illness Really Start EP015
Inflammation is supposed to be a good thing. It’s an immune system response that works to keep foreign invaders out of the body. Chronic inflammation, though, can lead to many health issues including chronic pain. Left unchecked, that chronic inflammation can result in chronic illness.
In this episode of Self Powered Healing, I’m talking about chronic internal inflammation: what it is, what causes it, how it shows up, and, if left unchecked, what it can lead to. As well as some tips on how to reduce it.
Continue reading When Inflammation Becomes Chronic EP014
Age is just a number. What do we say about our age? What do we think about our age? What do we tell ourselves about our age? Is it all true? Or can there be a better outcome?
Continue reading Your Age is Just a Number – EP013
Sleep. We know it’s important. Yet so many people fight it: “I’ll sleep when I die.” “Sleep is such a waste of time.” But is it a waste of time? What happens to our brain if we don’t get enough sleep? The answer is important and it may change your mind about sleep.
Continue reading One Benefit of Getting Enough Sleep EP012
Eating with the seasons. If we can get any kind of food all year round, why would you want to eat with the seasons. It turns out that seasonal eating has some real benefits. Listen in to learn more.
Continue reading Eating With the Seasons and Why it Matters EP011
Sugar: we love the sweetness but what else is there? Inflammation? Pain? It happened to me. I’m talking about why we really crave sugar and giving tips on how to get real sweetness in your life.
Continue reading Sugar, Inflammation & Pain: What I’ve Learned EP010
Why are some people able to heal from chronic conditions? While others succumb to their illness? Are they special? Or can we learn from them?
Continue reading About Those Who Heal EP009
Your brain and your heart approach the world, and healing, from completely different perspectives. There are parallels here with the scientific (Western) approach to healing versus the mind-body-spirit (TCM & other traditional practices) approach.
Continue reading The Brain, The Heart, and Healing EP008
The placebo effect is real and can be as healing as actual medication. There’s also a nocebo effect which you may not have heard of. They both are about belief. We’ll explore their role in healing in this episode of the Self Powered Healing podcast.
Continue reading Placebo, Nocebo, & Belief EP007
It’s not enough to try not to stress. You have to have something else to fill that part of you that is worrying. Something to lift your mood, in a natural and sustainable way. This episode of the Self Powered Healing podcast talks about 5 ways to relax naturally.
Continue reading Five Ways To Relax Naturally EP006