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  • 00:39

    Pain Matters with Ken McKim: CRPS Edition

    in Caregiving

    My guest this week is Kimmy Simonsen, who will speak about her personal experiences with one of the most painful health conditions around. She will also talk about her advocacy work with the RSD/CRPS Angels project and the JGF Organization.


    Be sure to call into the show with your questions for me or Kimmy. The number is (347) 945-7387. See everyone tomorrow!


    You can contact Kimmy via her Facebook page for  RSD/CRPS Angels here:
    http://tinyurl.com/rsdcrpsangels


    For an easy to understand educational video on CRPS, visit my Don't Punish Pain YouTube Channel:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgJNo6M279g


     

  • 00:33

    Why does Mommy hurt? An interview with author Elizabeth Christy on chronic pain

    in Health

    Elizabeth M. Christy lives in Northern Virginia with her husband James, son Jimmy (5), and daughter Lucy (newborn). She is the best-selling author of the children’s book "Why Does Mommy Hurt? Helping Children Cope with having a Caregiver with Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, or Autoimmune Disease," and blogs on parentswithpain.com and potomacfallsmama.blogspot.ca.  Additionally, she works as a Systems Integrator for TASC. In addition to basic survival, Elizabeth enjoys writing, sewing (especially in straight lines!), and reading good memoirs.


    “Why Does Mommy Hurt?” is a great resource to talk to children about chronic pain and illness. On this episode, we'll discuss the guilt and shame many parents suffering from chronic pain feel about their parenting. The fact is that parents with chronic pain or illness can be just as awesome as “normal” parents when it comes to raising kids, and if you love your kids, that’s all that matters.  We may not be able to walk a mile to the playground, cook a 7-course organic meal from scratch, or volunteer on a field trip to the amusement park, but that’s not what really matters. If you love your kids, you will find your own way, and your kids will know it. Also, many parents in this situation feel very alone, especially when first diagnosed. There are millions of families out there in the same situation, you are not alone, and you have support out there waiting for you!

  • 00:03

    4 Reasons Chronic Pain Patients Should Own a Crock Pot

    in Health

    The last thing you want to think about at the end of a long day is what you’ll be making for dinner, and your family doesn’t need another meal from a bag or a box.


    In this episode, you will learn 4 ways a crockpot can be your very best friend.


    For more, check out - https://paindoctor.com/every-chronic-pain-patient-crockpot/

  • 00:52

    The Connection Between Nutrition and Pain -- Pain Waves Radio by Pain BC

    in Health

    Is there a link between nutrition and pain? Tune in on Friday, January 30, 2015 @ 11am to find out.


    Dr. Caroline Coombs, ND is a licenced naturopathic physician and health educator. She currently teaches weekly sessions on Nutrition for pain management at the ChangePain clinic in Vancouver. She also runs private practices in Vancouver and Port Moody and is the resident Naturopathic physician for the LULORA collective, an online health and wellness company.


    Caroline’s interest in pain and nutrition began as a child when she saw her father recover from chronic pain using nutrition. She is passionate about sharing evidence-based nutritional advice to those in chronic pain that will help them decrease inflammation, heal more efficiently and prevent all types of chronic illness. http://www.changepain.ca/dr-caroline-coombs-nd/


    Don't miss your chance to ask questions! Call (877) 289-0308 (toll-free) to ask Dr. Caroline Coombs your questions.


    Pain Waves Radio is sponsored by Pain BC. Whether you're living with pain; supporting someone in pain; or providing care to patients in pain... we offer the tools and resources to help you!

  • 00:29

    Pain Matters with Ken McKim - Fibro and Men: The Double Standard

    in Caregiving

    This week we talk about the challenges faced by anyone who is male and suffering with Fibromyalgia. My special guests this week are Nick Lutes and his girlfriend Kimberly Magnus. We'll delve into the challenges Nick has faced, and the obstacles Kim has had to overcome in choosing to be in a relationship with someone who is chronically ill. 


    Nick and Kimberly are dedicated advocates for people with Fibromyalgia. Be sure to visit their pages (listed below).


    Nick Lutes:


    https://www.facebook.com/HoldingYourSpoons
    https://www.facebook.com/FibroForUs 
    https://www.facebook.com/fibrotalkforeveryone


    Kim Magnus
    http://holdingyourspoons.blogspot.com/ 


    Be sure to follow them on Twitter as well: @NickFFU and @KimFFU.


    Please join us this Saturday, June 13th at 12PM Pacific for an enlightening half-hour show. 


    Call into the show at (347) 945-7387 to talk to me or my guests!


     

  • 00:31

    Pain, Process and Purpose

    in Motivation

    Debbie's believes that we can all make a difference in our communities and ultimately the world, if we were to share our journey's and our experiences with each other. Debbie's greatest desire is to inspire others to overcome life issues and fulfill their dreams and purpose. Join Debbie for inspirational talks every Tuesday at 8:30 pm GMT.
    We were last looking at pain, this is a three part series looking at Pain, Process and Purpose. I have dealt with pain and process, Tonight is the final part. I will be talking about purpose. Do you know what your purpose is or have you lost all sight of what you should be doing?


    Join me to get a clearer understanding about how to go through pain and process to live a more purposeful in life.

  • 00:30

    Pain Matters with Ken McKim: Interstitial Cystitis Edition

    in Caregiving

    Join me LIVE this Saturday, June 27th at 12 PM Pacific / 2 PM Central with my guest Mary Hiebel.


    Mary is very active in her advocacy efforts for all those who suffer with the very painful condition known as Interstitial Cystitis, and she'll share her story and her hopes for the future with us. 


    Be sure to call in to the show and ask Mary your questions: The call-in number is (347) 945-7387.


    You can find Mary on Facebook at the following pages:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/icstrong/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/IamStrongchronicpainandchronicillesssupportgroup/?ref=browser


    For an easy to understand educational video about Interstitial Cystitis, click on the link below:
    https://youtu.be/zP9WSKjXIaI


     


     


     


     

  • 00:46

    Can Music Therapy Help People in Pain? -- Pain Waves Radio by Pain BC

    in Health

    *Note: If you missed the live recording and still want to ask questions, please email Gemma at president@mtabc.com.


    Join us as we interview Gemma Isaac, an accredited (MTA) music therapist and certified in Neurologic Music Therapy. As the music therapist at the Burns, Plastic and Trauma Unit (BPTU) at VGH, Gemma facilitates music therapy programs for patients, their families, and healthcare staff alike. http://gemmamusictherapy.com/


    How does music therapy work?


    Music therapy is facilitated through a variety of interventions including patient song choices, music making, song writing, improvisation, and guided relaxation. Other times, the music therapist works alongside other healthcare disciplines such as nurses, physiotherapist, or occupational therapist, using music during physical rehabilitation to inspire movement and promote encouragement by accompanying movement through musical cues, which also helps peoople become distracted from the pain. Visit www.mtabc.com or www.musicheals.ca for more info.


    Don't miss your chance to ask questions! How can music therapy help you and your loved ones better deal with pain?


    Pain Waves Radio is sponsored by Pain BC


    Whether you’re living with pain; supporting someone in pain; or providing care to patients in pain… we offer tools and resources to help you! Join us! Together, we can make a difference.

  • 00:39

    Sarah Joyce Michel is talking about the Emotion and Body Code

    in Health

    Have you wondered what is the Emotion or Body code?  One of the I Love my Body Diet Program directors and leaders Sarah Joyce Michel will be sharing an overview of these powerful and popular practices.  She is taking volunteers to show how it works right here and now.  


     


    A Certified Emotion and Body Code Practitioner. Energetic healing techniques that eliminate emotional energy resulting from stressful or traumatic events in our lives. Most of us believe we have moved on and put the past in the past. Yet more often the negative emotions and thoughts we experience when in the midst of difficult situations remain with us, buried within our subconscious creating imbalances in our body. Although we can’t see them, they are real and can interfere with our happiness, our success and our health. Trapped emotions and thoughts often manifest as physical pain. They can be the source of depression, anxiety, block us from experiencing love and joy in our lives. The Emotion and Body Code use applied kinesiology, also known as muscle testing, to identity these negative energies. We then release the energy via the Governing Meridian or main energy channel of the body.  http://sarah-joyce-michel.branded.me/

  • 01:19

    Code Red! Radio Show

    in News

    During this live episode of the Code Red! radio show, host Alfred McComber's guests will include Douglas W. Colbert, Jr., who is the author of the brand new quick read book entitled, "The PIP Guide" available on Amazon.com. The guide which specifically deals with "Police Interaction Procedure" is a new valuable resource that helps educate both men and women about interacting with law enforcement officers across America. 

    Douglas will visit the show live to discuss the guide and provide some important tips and situational advice that could be extremely beneficial if you are ever stopped or have an encounter with police officers.

    Later in the broadcast, Alfred will be joined by Personal Defense Expert & Nutritional Coach Jennifer Cassetta who is also the co-author of the brand new book, "Hear Me Roar." Jennifer specializes in helping women across America increase their self confidence, their health and their personal security.

    Jennifer will be stopping by the show to discuss the ABC's of personal security and safety for women and she will also provide some very important safety tips that could just save your life!

  • 00:06

    Dr. Mario Martinez, neuropsychologist, on his book: The Mind Body Code

    in Self Help

    Continuing on the subject of understanding the relationships between the mind, brain and body, Mitchell’s guest this evening is neuropsychologist, consultant, teacher and author Mario Martinez. Dr. Martinez’ book The Mind Body Code has met with international acclaim. Sounds True has produced The Mind-Body Code as a CD set as well.


    Dr. Mario E. Martinez is a clinical neuropsychologist. In 1998 he developed his theory of Biocognitive Science based on research that demonstrates how thoughts and their biological expression coemerge within a cultural history. Academic science continues to divide mind and body, as well as ignore the influence cultural contexts have on the process of health, illness and aging. For example, cultures that support growing older as a positive development associated with increased wisdom and abilities have higher numbers of centenarians living healthier lives, than cultures that view aging as a process of inevitable deterioration.

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