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  • 00:27

    How I Avoided Prednisone Withdrawal And Its Side Effects

    in Health

    A crazy thing happened to me last month. I ran out of prednisone and had to stop taking it, cold turkey.


    Many of you know that you don't just go off prednisone cold like that. You're supposed to wean yourself slowly, or risk serious withdrawal symptoms.


    In prednisone withdrawal, you can experience fatigue, flu-like symptoms, mood dips, inflammation and swelling, among other symptoms. 


    All of these symptoms flare up while your body gets used to making its own cortisol again.


    Some quick background info on me: Seventeen years ago my diagnosis was autoimmune disease. Over the years, my symptoms have included rheumatoid arthritis in every joint of my body including my neck and rib cage, along with brain and nervous system symptoms, skin rashes, hormone imbalances, etc. Some doctors have told me that my autoimmune disease was triggered by lyme disease, and is now considered chronic lyme disease. 


    It's complicated, I know. What else is new? 


    So anyway, back to the prednisone. I was almost off of it, finally, after using it for a flare in symptoms that I experienced this past winter. 


    I ran out on a Friday. I thought I had another full bottle in the bathroom cabinet somewhere. But I could not find it anywhere! My prescription didn't have any refills and my doctor's office wouldn't be open until Monday.


    I freaked out. This meant that my knees and fingers and wrists were going to swell. I was going to get night chills and a sore throat.


    I went into emergency mode and...


    You'll have to listen to the episode to find out more!

  • 00:11

    Dhana Blissett-Healthy Challenge Program to Counteract Medication Side Effects

    in Food

    Dhana Blissett, Nutritionist at Skyland Trail RTC in Atlanta Georgia joined Lon on August 1, 2014 to explain the pilot program they are starting called Healthy Challenge.  The students at Skyland Trail are enrolled there for treatment for fairly serious mental health issues.  Virtually all the students are on medications and since all medications have side effects that can be harmful, Skyland Trail established the Healthy Challenge pilot program to counteract these side effects in a holistic way.  The program is voluntary, but the positive preliminary results are convincing the staff to encourage all their students to be on this program eventually.  Healthy Challenge has three elements:  1.) strict attention to their diet.  2.) some form of physical activity.  That includes them wearing an activity meter measuring the steps they take in a day and each student has a pre-set goal of the number of steps they need to take.  And, 3.) a weekly psychoeducational session on topics such as obstacles to adequate physical activity or how to eat healthy while living a normal active lifestyle.


    Contact: Dhana Blissett,  303-315-8333  DBlissett@skylandtrail.org  www.skylandtrail.org


    This is one of a series of short interviews with innovative leaders in private parent-choice residential school or program helping struggling teens and young adults. To hear this whole series of interviews, click on "Follow" or go to www.strugglingteens.com

  • 00:41

    Prescription Drugs & Side Effects - w/ Su Robotti from the MedShadow Foundation

    in Women

    Today I’m welcoming Su Robotti, president/founder of MedShadow (www.medshadow.org), who will share her personal story about becoming a patient advocate and the work of MedShadow. This site serves as an online advocacy resource for patients on the side effects of prescription medications. Sue will also talk about rheumatoid arthritis and how this disease affects 1.5 million Americans, 75% of them women. 


    ABOUT PLAID FOR WOMEN:


    Plaid for Women radio is produced to give you information, advice and resources to be YOUR wise advisor. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals, gain influence, and be heard. 


    Every show, we are committed to bringing you new ideas and offering new ways of thinking to give you opportunities to change your thinking and change your life. You CAN live the life you've imagined!


    LET’S GET SOCIAL!


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    CONTACT INFO FOR TODAY'S GUEST:


    Su Robotti, president/founder of MedShadow


    www.medshadow.org


    MedShadow Foundation


    17 West 67th Street, suite PHA


    New York, NY10023


     


    OUTTRO MUSIC BY JACK T. BLUES

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  • 02:19

    Cage Side Submissions Ep:76 Anthony Goodwin,Paul Felder,Amber Leibrock,Jess Eye

    in MMA

    Welcome back to another episode of Cage Side Submissions,We plan to provide you with unique and fun-filled SHOWS. News, highlights, and interviews Please feel free to call in with your questions and comments at anytime. 657-383-0267 For our Host Steve Rychel (@CSSRadio) And Host Rachael Blaze (@RachaelBlaze)


    Our first guest is Chicago native and pro featherweight Anthony Goodwin 3-3 (@AGoodwin_MMA) Anthoney last time in the cage he come up short to Jordan Wiggins losing via unamious decision at XFO 53 


    Our Next guest is UFC Lightweight Paul "The Irish Dragon"Felder 10-0 (@felderpaul) Felder last time in the cage he was a injury replacement against Danny Castillo on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182, replacing Rustam Khabilov. Felder defeated Castillo via second round knockout, which earned Felder a Performance of the Night. Felder was expected to face Jim Miller on April 18, 2015 at UFC on Fox 15. However, Felder pulled out of the fight citing a knee injury and was replaced by Beneil Dariush.Felder is expected to face Edson Barboza on July 25, 2015 at UFC on Fox 16, replacing an injured Myles Jury


    Our 3rd guest is TUFF-N-UFF Tounament winner Amber Leibrock (0-0) (Ammy 3-1) (@AmerMLeibrock) Amber will be making her Promotional and Professional Debut for InvictaFC Aganist Marina Shafir July 9th at InvictFC 13 


    And our final guest is UFC Woman's Bantamweight Contender Jessica "Evil" Eye 11-2-1 Jessica is slated to fight Miesha Tate in a title eliminator Jessica is Known as an agile striker, Eye is largely recognized for exceptional hand speed and her use of variety. During exchanges, she often utilizes quick jabs, looping hooks, combinations, and body shots. Against Leslie Smith at UFC 180, she landed 32 strikes in the first two minutes

  • 02:01

    Cage Side Submissions Ep75 Dan Severn,Louis Smolka,David Rickels,Jessica Aguilar

    in MMA

    Welcome back to another episode of Cage Side Submissions,We plan to provide you with unique and fun-filled SHOWS. News, highlights, and interviews Please feel free to call in with your questions and comments at anytime. 657-383-0267 For our Host Steve Rychel (@CSSRadio) And Host Rachael Blaze (@RachaelBlaze)


    This week we will be joined UFC Hall of Famer Dan"The Beast" Severn 101-19-7 (@Danbeastsevern)


    Our second guest UFC Flyweight Louis Smolka 8-1 (@LASTSAMURAIUFC) Smolka last time in the Octogon he faced Richie Vaculik at UFC Fight Night 55 He won the fight via knockout in the 3rd round, finishing him with a side kick to the face and swarmed on Vaculik til the fight was stopped.The Victory also earned Smolka his first performance of the night bonus award He is Currently set to face Neil Seery July 11th At UFC 189


    Our Third guest is Bellator MMA Lightweight David "Caveman"Rickels 16-3 (@Thecaveman316) last time in the cage Rickels faced Davi Ramos He won the fight via unanimous decision david is scheduled to face John Alessio at Bellator 139


    Our Final guest is Newly Signed UFC Straw-weight former WSOF Champion Jessica Aguilar 19-4 (@jagatt) On June 11, Aguilar officially signed with the UFC. She is expected to make her debut against Claudia Gadelha in Brazil on August 1 at UFC 190 

  • 02:26

    Cage Side Submissions Ep:74 UFC 188 Breakdown,Randa Markos & Just Cool Me

    in MMA

    Welcome back to another episode of Cage Side Submissions,We plan to provide you with unique and fun-filled SHOWS. News, highlights, and interviews Please feel free to call in with your questions and comments at anytime. 657-383-0267 For our Host Steve Rychel (@CSSRadio) And Special Host Jeff McConnell (@ZenRhinoMMA) Host of the DaMMAge Report we will break dow this past week's UFC Fight Night & UFC 188 


    Our first guest is UFC Straw-weight Randa Markos 5-2 (@randamma) Randa is a TUF20 Alum made it to the finals and lost to Finalist Rose Namajunas.Randa last time in the Octogon Randa replaced Claudia Gadelha on short notice And defeated Asling Daly via unamious decision at UFC 186


    Our Final gues is Just Kool Me (@JustCoolMe2) A nonprofit dedicated to saving lives, improving patient outcomes, and helping families affected by an injury to the heart, brain and nervous system.


     

  • 02:33

    Cage Side Submissions Ep: 73 Hiller,Escudero, Shutt ,Fight Valley Hawk O'brien

    in MMA

    Welcome back to another episode of Cage Side Submissions,We plan to provide you with unique and fun-filled SHOWS. News, highlights, and interviews Please feel free to call in with your questions and comments at anytime. 657-383-0267 For our Host Steve Rychel (@CSSRadio) And Host Rachael Blaze (@RachaelBlaze)


    Our First Guest is A.J. Hiller Owner of MMA Signatures Wich is one of the most reputable autograph & memorabilia company in the world providing the best to customers in all 50 states and 31 country's And we had a suprize guest one of A.J. Sponsored Fighter's Efrain Escudero


    Our Second guest is Flyweight Blaine "The Shuttdown" Shutt 3-1 (@BlaineShutt) Blaine Trains outta Gracie 717 a Team Balance  Affilate Last time in the cage Blaine won an Unamious Decision over Darnell Pettis at World CageFighting Championships 13 March,20th 2015


    Our third guest is Fight Valley(@moviemaker4life) Director Rob Hawk his is Film Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor, Music Producer and Songwriter.From New Jersey area. He ventured into the entertainment industry as a break dancer and a skateboarder 2005 he began his interest in the film industry and started to put his music production on the back-burner to pursue the art of writing and directing films. Since, he has authored countless scripts all available as short & feature films. FightValley.com


    Our Final Guest will be Actress Erin O'Brien (@obrienerin11) one of the Knockaround Girl's who will play the character Duke Fight Valley set to begin filming this summer. The film,is about an underground fight club and a group of women who are active participants,Fight Valley will also star MMA Star Meisha Tate 

  • 02:21

    Cage Side Submissions Ep: 70 Sexton,Bazooka Joe, DeJesus & Good

    in MMA

    Welcome back to another episode of Cage Side Submissions,We plan to provide you with” unique and fun-filled SHOWS. News, highlights, and interviews Please feel free to call in with your questions and comments at anytime. 657-383-0267 For our Host Steve Rychel (@CSSRadio) And Host Rachael Blaze (@RachaelBlaze)


    Our First Guest will be OneFC Lightweight Ariel "Tarzan"Sexton 9-3-1 (@Tarzancr) Ariel will be stepping back into the cage May,22nd At OneFC 27 Aganist the 7-2 Eddie NG


    Our Second Guest is Glory Kickboxing Welterweight Champion Joseph "Bazzoka Joe" Valtellini 12-2 Joe is set to apear in the Movie Kickboxer: Vengeance


    Our Third guest is Ammy Woman's Featherweight Serena DeJesus 2-0 (@SerenaSouthpaw) Serena is comming off an Unamious Decision victory April 18th at Real MMA V over Cheyenne Hinsey and will also be featured in a MMA Reailty show this year as well


    And our Final Guest Is Cage Fury Fighting Championship's Welterweight Champion Lyman "Cyborg" Good 18-3-1 (@LymanGood) Lyman is freash off a First rd. RNC Choke victroy over Nah-shon Burell this past saturday At CFFC 48

  • 00:40

    Connecting With Your Loved Ones On The Other Side

    in Spirituality

    Air date: June 20, 2015


    Description: Lisa takes your calls to help you connect with your loved ones on the Other Side.* Please call in at (646) 929-0732 if you have any questions about doing so yourself or would like to share an experience you've had. What you share may help another listener begin to heal from their loss and better able to connect with their loved one(s). 


    *Please know this is a mediumship reading and Lisa cannot foresee your future. For more information, please visit: http://messagesfromtheotherside.net 

  • 02:31

    Cage Side Submissions Ep:71 Brian Moore,Alex Reyes,Scott Barrett,Melissa Shepard

    in MMA

    Welcome back to another episode of Cage Side Submissions,We plan to provide you with” unique and fun-filled SHOWS. News, highlights, and interviews Please feel free to call in with your questions and comments at anytime. 657-383-0267 For our Host Steve Rychel (@CSSRadio) And Host Rachael Blaze (@RachaelBlaze)


    Our First guest is Brian Moore (@mooreroofing1) co-creator of Legends Of The Cage (@TrueMMAHOF) that is a movement of fighters banding togrther to help one another 


    Our Second guest is Alexander Reyes (@executioner155) 11-2 King of The Cage Welterweight and Lightweight who will be defending his title June 14th and is riding an 11-fight win streak


    Our Third guest is Blackzillians Heavyweight Scott"The Bear"Barrett (@ScottBearmma) 15-5


    And our Final guest is Bantamweight Melissa Shepard (@Cl_shepard) Melissa will be making her Proessional Debut June 13th for Organized Chaos VIII 

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