• 01:08

    Lymphedema Voice & Activist: Leigh Elke

    in Health

    Leigh comes forth today talking about what brought her into the passion for the activism for lymphedema rights, what she has done with that time frame, and what her hopes are for the future.


    Leigh was diagnosed at 21 years old with lymphedema/lipedema, PCOS, fibromaylgia, Chronic fatigue syndrome high blood pressure, hypothyroidsm all on the same day. She had gained 230 pounds in one year. After reaching 500 pounds she had gastric bypass surgery, successfully losing 340 pounds in one year. After consulting with Dr Herbst in June 2014 for a "formal" diagnosis of stage 3 lipoedema she has undergone 3 surgeries for lipedema, all reimbursed by BCBS PPO. Additionally she has authorization for 6 total surgeries and 1 tummy apron removal. She is a disabled stay at home mother of 3, hoping to help others in the same situation with a non profit organization and insurance questions/answers.


    To learn more about the activism and lymphedema issues:


    http://facebook.com/lymphedemainthenews


    Lymphedema Treatment Act http://lymphedematreatmentact.org


    http://facebook.com/beyondwordslive 


    http://blogtalkradio.com/oralhistory 


    and remember to keep #SharingYourVoice

  • 00:51

    Lymphedema Voices: Sheryl #Project1000000Voices Lymphedema Is No Joke

    in Health

    First time I talked to Sherly, she told me that she had once been a teacher but hasn't been able to work FT in decades.  She has had Lymphedema since in the early 90s.  She has difficulty fulfilling her life, difficulty in transportation.  She has no way of getting a compression garment (which can cost $500) without having to choose between a garment or paying rent because her income is just that stressed already.  Complicated by tumors (one removed and another that needs to removed).  She has written her Represenative but hasn't had a response just yet.  Hopefully, he'll get on board with the Lymphedema Treatment Act which will authorize Medicare to pay for the garment that helps to keep the lymphedema from getting worse, which causes so many other dominoing issues (like mobility, possible MS, and other diseases that stem from the damaged lymphatic systerm.  


    In Texas, we have 3 co-sponsors for the Lymphedema Treatment Act, and we have many more to go.  There are 4 bipartisan leads and 99 co-sponsors of the Lymphedemat Treatment Act across the United States.  We really need about 200 co-sponsors for this bill to be passed in the House.  We need your support to help the many Sheryl's out there with similar stories.  Please go to the http://lymphedematreatmentact.org website to sign up being a Team Member in your State and go to the "How You Can Help" and send your legislators personalize letters.


    Listen to the show that we had on November 20th as well for some other call to actions that you can do to help.


     


    #LymphedemaTreatmentAct #LymphedemaStory #Project1000000Voice

  • 01:58

    International/National Lymphedema Awareness Day - Open Mic Day

    in Health

    Dr. Stanley Rockson (of Stanford University Medical School) states that:  "Lymphedema is a common disease.  Approximately 10 million Americans, for example, have lymphedema secondary to breast and pelvic cancer therapy, recurrent infections, injuries, or vascular surgery." (2010)  Imagine, if there were approximately 10 million Americans then, how many more there are now in 2014 (knowing that there is no cure for it as it stands to date)?


    For many years, I had key advocates come on my show to discuss various cases and, especially, the aspects of advocating in the legislature.  On January 27th, Heather Ferguson (one of those advocates) will come on my show to discuss some updates on those legislative issues being presented.  


    Today, though, I will open the mic up to patients, advocates, and caregivers especially to tell their stories on how Lymphedema has affected them.  We will then share this with legislators to personally hear the many stories typical to illustrate the pervasiveness of this condition.  


    Please mark your calendars and join us on March 6th at 10a CST to share and/or be better informed about these issues.

  • 00:31

    Lymphedema Voices: Sheryl #Project10000000Voices Lymphedema Is No Joke (Part 2)

    in Family

    The system hiccupped a bit and we didn't get to talk for the full time; however, we are back on this day with the rest of the story.


    First time I talked to Sherly, she told me that she had once been a teacher but hasn't been able to work FT in decades.  She has had Lymphedema since in the early 90s.  She has difficulty fulfilling her life, difficulty in transportation.  She has no way of getting a compression garment (which can cost $500) without having to choose between a garment or paying rent because her income is just that stressed already.  Complicated by tumors (one removed and another that needs to removed).  She has written her Represenative but hasn't had a response just yet.  Hopefully, he'll get on board with the Lymphedema Treatment Act which will authorize Medicare to pay for the garment that helps to keep the lymphedema from getting worse, which causes so many other dominoing issues (like mobility, possible MS, and other diseases that stem from the damaged lymphatic systerm.  


    In Texas, we have 4 co-sponsors for the Lymphedema Treatment Act in Texas, and we have many more to go.  There are 4 bipartisan leads and 104 co-sponsors of the Lymphedemat Treatment Act across the United States.  We really need about 200 co-sponsors for this bill to be passed in the House.  We need your support to help the many Sheryl's out there with similar stories.  Please go to the http://lymphedematreatmentact.org website to sign up being a Team Member in your State and go to the "How You Can Help" and send your legislators personalize letters.


    Listen to the show that we had on November 20th as well for some other call to actions that you can do to help.


     


    #LymphedemaTreatmentAct #LymphedemaStory #Project1000000Voice

  • 01:08

    Psychic Awareness

    in Spirituality

    Laura Schwalm-Anthony is a modern-day Spiritualist who incorporates holistic and spiritual practices to balance and heal the body, mind, and spirit. Laura was named Laura the Voice of Truth by her clients, for her accuracy and authenticity. Laura is a psychic medium and certified Holistic Health coach, master healer, Conscious wellness Coach and Metaphysical speaker and educator in the art and alchemy of healing. She specializes soul readings and removing emotional imprints that cause energy blockages. She helps clients achieve optimum balance in all areas of their lives by bringing the body, mind, and spirit back into alignment.


    Laura has worked with combating everything from depression, anxiety, lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure as well as boosting the immune system and minimizing allergies.


    Laura  is certified by The American Association of Drugless Practictioners in New York. She performs many different types of  psychic readings and Spiritual Healing and Clearing rituals.


    Laura is a Master Psychic Healer, Educator and Speaker who motivates people in Holistic Health, Metaphysical Studies, and Spiritual Awareness. Laura Schwalm-Anthony’s soul’s purpose is to awaken and help heal as many individuals to their true potentiality as possible. To read more about Laura Schwalm's services, up coming events and showings Laura participates in go to www.pureenergyhealer.com. For classes and workshops Laura teaches, go to meetup.com/holistic-and-spiritual-transitions/

  • 00:50

    30 Minutes of Psychic Awareness

    in Spirituality

    Laura Schwalm-Anthony is a modern-day Spiritualist who incorporates holistic and spiritual practices to balance and heal the body, mind, and spirit. Laura was named Laura the Voice of Truth by her clients, for her accuracy and authenticity. Laura is a psychic medium and certified Holistic Health coach, master healer, Conscious wellness Coach and Metaphysical speaker and educator in the art and alchemy of healing. She specializes soul readings and removing emotional imprints that cause energy blockages. She helps clients achieve optimum balance in all areas of their lives by bringing the body, mind, and spirit back into alignment.


    Laura has worked with combating everything from depression, anxiety, lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure as well as boosting the immune system and minimizing allergies.


    Laura  is certified by The American Association of Drugless Practictioners in New York. She performs many different types of  psychic readings and Spiritual Healing and Clearing rituals.


    Laura is a Master Psychic Healer, Educator and Speaker who motivates people in Holistic Health, Metaphysical Studies, and Spiritual Awareness. Laura Schwalm-Anthony’s soul’s purpose is to awaken and help heal as many individuals to their true potentiality as possible. To read more about Laura Schwalm's services, up coming events and showings Laura participates in go to www.pureenergyhealer.com. For classes and workshops Laura teaches, go to meetup.com/holistic-and-spiritual-transitions/

  • 01:13

    Psychic Awareness

    in Spirituality

    Laura Schwalm-Anthony is a modern-day Spiritualist who incorporates holistic and spiritual practices to balance and heal the body, mind, and spirit. Laura was named Laura the Voice of Truth by her clients, for her accuracy and authenticity. Laura is a psychic medium and certified Holistic Health coach, master healer, Conscious wellness Coach and Metaphysical speaker and educator in the art and alchemy of healing. She specializes soul readings and removing emotional imprints that cause energy blockages. She helps clients achieve optimum balance in all areas of their lives by bringing the body, mind, and spirit back into alignment.


    Laura has worked with combating everything from depression, anxiety, lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure as well as boosting the immune system and minimizing allergies.


    Laura  is certified by The American Association of Drugless Practictioners in New York. She performs many different types of  psychic readings and Spiritual Healing and Clearing rituals.


    Laura is a Master Psychic Healer, Educator and Speaker who motivates people in Holistic Health, Metaphysical Studies, and Spiritual Awareness. Laura Schwalm-Anthony’s soul’s purpose is to awaken and help heal as many individuals to their true potentiality as possible. To read more about Laura Schwalm's services, up coming events and showings Laura participates in go to www.pureenergyhealer.com. For classes and workshops Laura teaches, go to meetup.com/holistic-and-spiritual-transitions/

  • 01:53

    The Counscious Awareness Show

    in Health

    exposing the illuminat,the elite,and the new world order.

  • 00:48

    Psychic Awareness

    in Spirituality

    Laura Schwalm-Anthony is a modern-day Spiritualist who incorporates holistic and spiritual practices to balance and heal the body, mind, and spirit. Laura was named Laura the Voice of Truth by her clients, for her accuracy and authenticity. Laura is a psychic medium and certified Holistic Health coach, master healer, Conscious wellness Coach and Metaphysical speaker and educator in the art and alchemy of healing. She specializes soul readings and removing emotional imprints that cause energy blockages. She helps clients achieve optimum balance in all areas of their lives by bringing the body, mind, and spirit back into alignment.


    Laura has worked with combating everything from depression, anxiety, lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure as well as boosting the immune system and minimizing allergies.


    Laura  is certified by The American Association of Drugless Practictioners in New York. She performs many different types of  psychic readings and Spiritual Healing and Clearing rituals.


    Laura is a Master Psychic Healer, Educator and Speaker who motivates people in Holistic Health, Metaphysical Studies, and Spiritual Awareness. Laura Schwalm-Anthony’s soul’s purpose is to awaken and help heal as many individuals to their true potentiality as possible. To read more about Laura Schwalm's services, up coming events and showings Laura participates in go to www.pureenergyhealer.com. For classes and workshops Laura teaches, go to meetup.com/holistic-and-spiritual-transitions/

  • The Counscious Awareness Show

    in Health

    exposing the illuminati,the elite,and the new world order.

  • 01:22

    Psychic Awareness

    in Spirituality

    Laura Schwalm-Anthony is a modern-day Spiritualist who incorporates holistic and spiritual practices to balance and heal the body, mind, and spirit. Laura was named Laura the Voice of Truth by her clients, for her accuracy and authenticity. Laura is a psychic medium and certified Holistic Health coach, master healer, Conscious wellness Coach and Metaphysical speaker and educator in the art and alchemy of healing. She specializes soul readings and removing emotional imprints that cause energy blockages. She helps clients achieve optimum balance in all areas of their lives by bringing the body, mind, and spirit back into alignment.


    Laura has worked with combating everything from depression, anxiety, lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure as well as boosting the immune system and minimizing allergies.


    Laura  is certified by The American Association of Drugless Practictioners in New York. She performs many different types of  psychic readings and Spiritual Healing and Clearing rituals.


    Laura is a Master Psychic Healer, Educator and Speaker who motivates people in Holistic Health, Metaphysical Studies, and Spiritual Awareness. Laura Schwalm-Anthony’s soul’s purpose is to awaken and help heal as many individuals to their true potentiality as possible. To read more about Laura Schwalm's services, up coming events and showings Laura participates in go to www.pureenergyhealer.com. For classes and workshops Laura teaches, go to meetup.com/holistic-and-spiritual-transitions/

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