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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!

  • 00:31

    Senses Appreciation Day With Kriya Yoga

    in Spirituality

    Hostess Lisa Winton and Swami Jayananda will be talking about Senses Appreciation Day which is celebrated on June 24, 2015. They will be talking about the development of the lower mind which is directly related to the 5 senses and just how important they are in the upgrading  to the higher mind. They will be talking about the Fifth Stage of Kriya Yoga; Pratyahara (Sense Withdrawal) and why would you want to do that? They will be explaining some of the techniques employed in Kriya Yoga to heighten sensual awareness without losing control or becoming attached to energy fields and force fields that are limiting.  Join in, to learn the Spiritual Science of Kriya Yoga and initiate the progressive cycle in your development-- experience the true Power of an expanded sense of awareness. 

  • 02:01

    American Daily Review: The Charleston Shooting

    in Politics Conservative

    Constitution Corner: Free trade with other nations; Dallas shooter James Boulware was "courageous and brave"?; HillaryHillaryHillaryHillaryHillaryHillaryHillary; Marilyn Mosby still scheming; Ashton Carter: "The Iraqi 'army' sucks at recruiting"; Rick Perry, Donald Trump, and the Texas Border Patrol; Europe overrun by illegals as well, and Italians are not happy; America not buying Rachel Dolezal's "redistribution of heritage"; Obama to unconditionally lift Iran sanctions, and Lincoln Chafee is totally down with that; The Islamic State invades Gotham; Everybody's drawing Mohammed; Israel issues its own Gaza War report to trump the U.N.'s smear; Thanks to Edward Snowden and Barack Obama, all America's enemies know everything America knows; Pentagon sprinkles a bridgade across the Baltic States and Eastern Europe, and Russia demands its withdrawal.


    And in the third hour of the Saturday Afternoon Extravaganza on Constitution Radio on KMET 1490-AM (4PM Eastern/1PM Pacific):


    "It's January in June....."; Trade Promotion Authority is baaaaaaack and Tea Party opposition to it amounts to "screw Obama"; Pope Francis promulgates the Gospel according to Gaia and Karl Marx; Obamanomics: oceanic debt and an economic depression holding back raging hyperinflation; and Dylann "Storm" Roof gives Democrats the face of the Republican Party for the next five hundred days.

  • 01:02

    Repentance is the Key: Battling Depression - Part 4

    in Religion

    BATTLING DEPRESSION- PART 4


    Finding the Strength to Overcome


    Sometimes, life seems to be full of surprises, some pleasant, some not so pleasant and those that snatch the joy right out of us, shatters our lives and leaves many stressed out, broken and bitter. When we find ourselves wrestling with the spirit of depression, it can take us to some very dark and hurtful places. Some seek comfort through withdrawal, alcohol or drugs, while others may go as far as contemplating suicide. Does the Bible give us any understanding on how to pick up the pieces and put ourselves back together? Is it possible to find closure and move on? Join us as we search the scriptures to discover the light of Jesus Christ that leads us out of the dark tunnel of depression.


    Battling Depression Part 1:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebocc/2013/04/26/repentance-is-the-key


    Battling Depression Part 2: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebocc/2013/05/03/repentance-is-the-key


    Battling Depression Part 3: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebocc/2013/05/17/repentance-is-the-key

  • 01:24

    Repentance is the Key: Battling Depression - Part 3

    in Religion

    BATTLING DEPRESSION- PART 3


    How to Heal and Recover Yourself



    Sometimes, life seems to be full of surprises, some pleasant, some not so pleasant and those that snatch the joy right out of us, shatters our lives and leaves many stressed out, broken and bitter. When we find ourselves wrestling with the spirit of depression, it can take us to some very dark and hurtful places. Some seek comfort through withdrawal, alcohol or drugs, while others may go as far as contemplating suicide. Does the Bible give us any understanding on how to pick up the pieces and put ourselves back together? Is it possible to find closure and move on? Join us as we search the scriptures to discover the light of Jesus Christ that leads us out of the dark tunnel of depression.

    Battling Depression Part 1:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebocc/2015/05/15/repentance-is-the-key

    Battling Depression Part 2: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebocc/2015/05/22/repentance-is-the-key-battling-depression--part-2


    Battling Depression Part 4: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebocc/2013/05/24/repentance-is-the-key


    We air programs on Blog Talk Radio at the following times: Sun 2:00pm, Mon 8:00pm, Tue 8:00pm, Wed 7:00pm, Thur 8:00pm, Fri 7:00pm & Sat 9:00am.  All times are Eastern Standard Time.

  • 01:38

    Repentance is the Key: Battling Depression - Part 2

    in Religion

    BATTLING DEPRESSION- PART 2


    Effects on Personal Health and Self Esteem


    Sometimes, life seems to be full of surprises, some pleasant, some not so pleasant and those that snatch the joy right out of us, shatters our lives and leaves many stressed out, broken and bitter. When we find ourselves wrestling with the spirit of depression, it can take us to some very dark and hurtful places. Some seek comfort through withdrawal, alcohol or drugs, while others may go as far as contemplating suicide. Does the Bible give us any understanding on how to pick up the pieces and put ourselves back together? Is it possible to find closure and move on? Join us as we search the scriptures to discover the light of Jesus Christ that leads us out of the dark tunnel of depression.


    Battling Depression Part 1: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebocc/2015/05/15/repentance-is-the-key


    Battling Depression Part 3: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebocc/2015/05/29/repentance-is-the-key-battling-depression--part-3-1


    Battling Depression Part 4: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebocc/2013/05/24/repentance-is-the-key


    We air programs on Blog Talk Radio at the following times: Sun 2:00pm, Mon 8:00pm, Tue 8:00pm, Wed 7:00pm, Thur 8:00pm, Fri 7:00pm & Sat 9:00am.  All times are Eastern Standard Time.

  • 00:50

    #MadMen Finale Post-Mortem: How Did You Like It?

    in Television

    Are you suffering from Mad Men withdrawal? I am. 

    What did you think of the series finale, that aired Sunday, 5/17? Did you make any predictions? How did you do? What do you think is next for Don Draper?

    Tune in Wednesday, May 20th, at 7:30pm EDT and listen to me pontificate and bloviate about Mad Men, as a fan and student of the show. 

    CALL IN at 1-516-387-1639 and share your take on the finale and thoughts on this iconic show, from beginning to end.

  • 01:02

    Repentance is the Key: Battling Depression - Part 1

    in Religion

    BATTLING DEPRESSION- PART 1


    Stopping the Cycle, Starting the Healing


    Sometimes, life seems to be full of surprises, some pleasant, some not so pleasant and those that snatch the joy right out of us, shatters our lives and leaves many stressed out, broken and bitter. When we find ourselves wrestling with the spirit of depression, it can take us to some very dark and hurtful places. Some seek comfort through withdrawal, alcohol or drugs, while others may go as far as contemplating suicide. Does the Bible give us any understanding on how to pick up the pieces and put ourselves back together? Is it possible to find closure and move on? Join us as we search the scriptures to discover the light of Jesus Christ that leads us out of the dark tunnel of depression.


    Battling Depression Part 2: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebocc/2013/05/03/repentance-is-the-key


    Battling Depression Part 3: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebocc/2013/05/17/repentance-is-the-key


    Battling Depression Part 4: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebocc/2013/05/24/repentance-is-the-key

  • 01:03

    Perfect Storm of Cold Turkey Withdrawal

    in Military

     
    It often seems like prescription medications are given out like candy.  Sometimes it seems like the doctors aren’t really listening, and after giving us less than five minutes of their time, they send us out the door with multiple prescriptions and bid us with the common farewell of “See you in three months!” 
    With an overburdened system, our veterans often take matters into their own hands and make their own decisions about the way they will take their medications or discontinue their use without a doctor’s supervision.  Everyone is unique and different and what works for one individual may not work for another.  Getting the right prescription and the right dosage is crucial to our combat veterans.  
    While under the influence of a medication, or lack thereof, often everyone around the patient likely has a better idea of how the medications are working than the patient himself understands.  Everyone needs to have someone working in a supportive role who will give feedback so that adjustments can be made and medications can be used effectively
    Join us for VOW Talk Radio on Tuesday, September 18, at 7:00 PM EDT, as we discuss the pros and cons of prescription medications and the perfect storm that often brews from a cold turkey withdrawal.  Shawn Gourley of Military with PTSD will be joining us as we discuss our personal experiences with medications, withdrawals, and the turmoil that can ensue behind closed doors for our families.

  • 00:31

    Tithing According to the Law of Moses

    in Christianity

    Summary of the Tithe as Legislated in the Law of Moses


     
    1. One-tenth (a tithe) of the produce of the land, fruit, grain and livestock, belonged to God, and was to be given to and used by His priests, the Levites. This tithe was dedicated to the Lord.




    2. The Levites were in turn to give one-tenth (a tithe) of the tithe they received to the High Priest.


    3. In what is probably a second yearly tithe, a second-tenth was to be taken up and used specifically for festivals and feasts. This was consumed by the tithers and the Levites before God.


    4. A tri-annual tithe, or a third tenth (of the produce only) was to be put into storage facilities to take care of the Levites and those in need in the local vicinity.


    5. Using the above summaries, 20% a year would be given off the top, with an additional 10% every third year, to support the religious, governmental and social structure of the day.


    6. When the tithes were to be given exclusively to the Levites, the Israelites were still wandering around in the desert. After they entered the Promised Land, they became much more home-bodies, multiplied, and needed other ways to not only take care of the Levites.


    7. There were no specific penalties or consequences for not tithing; the penalty of withdrawal of the Lord's blessing and His casting away Israel from being His people was if they did not keep THE WHOLE LAW!  No single aspect was singled out as more important to God than others.


    8. We can conclude that God, through Moses, DID indeed command the Israelites to tithe! And He gave specific parameters, as to who, where, when, how and the consequences of both obedience and disobedience to this commandment.


    9. "To tithe" is to fulfill the covenantal requirements as specified by God through the scriptures, laid out specifically in the Mosaic law in Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

  • 03:02

    "Be Positive" with Shannon Marie ~ Darlene Strickland Bartlett

    in Self Help

    Please join Shannon Marie for a dose of positive attitude, which we could all use every now and then. Tonight we will learn from Darlene how she is a true TBI survivor! Her story is quite amazing!!! You can access the show by clicking the link or dialing 424-243-9540.  


    For toll-free calling inside the USA dial 855-473-3711.


    For toll-free calling outside the USA dial 202-559-7907.


    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/braininjuryradio/2015/04/19/be-positive-with-shannon-marie-darlene-strickland-bartlett


    The link can also be used after the live show, for "On Demand" listening at your leisure.  You can also Skypein as well.  We will also spin the tunes of Jimmy G and Nate Leslie.


    Remember, BE POSITIVE!!! BE POSITIVE!!! BE POSITIVE!!!


    This show is brought to you by Shannon Marie Hilbert.