Discover The Mindset of Miracles with JJ Virgin

  Welcome to the Healing Pain Podcast!   Today's guest is JJ Virgin, four-time New York times bestselling author and celebrity nutrition and fitness expert. She has a new movie that is just about to be released called You Are Stronger Than You Think. In this episode, JJ Virgin talks about the event that changed her life just when she thought everything was perfect. She goes through that life altering event and how she and her family got through it through the mindset of miracles. She provides a few tips that you can do easily and fast to start shifting your mindset. She also talks… Read More

How A Boating Accident Changed An Actor’s Life, with Zack Weinstein

Welcome to the Healing Pain Podcast!   Today, I have Zack Weinstein. He is an actor who guest starred most recently on the YouTube Red hit called Sing It. He’s also been seen on Criminal Minds, NCIS, and Glee. He was majoring in theater at Skidmore College in New York when an accident changed his life. Despite his injury he’s gone on to successfully pursue his passion and dream of becoming a professional actor. In this episode, we talk about what Zach thinks about the future of health care, He discusses how to get get help from the Christopher Reeve Foundation and… Read More

Medical Therapeutic Yoga, with Dr. Ginger Garner

  Welcome to the Healing Pain Podcast!   Today we are joined by Dr. Ginger Garner, doctor of physical therapy, orthopedic physical therapist, founder of The Professional Yoga Therapy Institute, and author of Medical Therapeutic Yoga.   In this episode, Dr. Ginger Garner talks about how she has brought yoga both into her practice and into her life. We discuss all the different ways that yoga fits in to medical and therapeutic practice, restorative yoga practice versus regular practice, bio-psycho-social framework, etc. We talk about what Dr. Garner thinks about the future of yoga, which she thinks is in education as well… Read More

Dr. Sam Shay: Healing the Painful Cycle of Sugar and Gaming Addiction

Welcome to Episode #21 of the Healing Pain Podcast!   Today we are joined by Dr. Sam Shay, acupuncturist, chiropractor, functional neurologist, Fitgenes Practitioner, and author.   Since the age of 6, stemming from his parents extremely stressful divorce, Dr. Sam Shay struggled with a whole host of chronic health issues, most easily categorized as severe adrenal fatigue, including severe insomnia, digestion problems, severe fatigue, inability to cope with stress, sugar cravings, salt cravings, low moods, and requiring coffee each morning (at age 6)! Dr. Shay's outlet to stress was developing a strong addiction to sugar and video games. Whenever he wasn’t studying, he… Read More

Beverly Meyer: The Role of Neurotransmitters in Pain Perception

Welcome to Episode #20 of the Healing Pain Podcast! Today we are joined by Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Beverly Meyer to discuss the role of neurotransmitters in pain perception.  With chronic pain there are significant changes to both the structure and function of the central nervous system and brain. Neurotransmitters are a new and developing area regarding pain perception. Glutamate, GABA, serotonin and dopamine are a few of the key neurotransmitters found in the brain. For example, glutamate is a type of neurotransmitter that either excites or inhibits the function of neurons. Neurotransmitters have an especially strong impact on mood, behavior and the… Read More

Nutritionist Lee Holmes: Healing the Gut and Fibromyalgia

Welcome to Episode #19 of the Healing Pain Podcast!  Today we are joined by holistic nutritionist, yoga teacher, wholefoods chef Lee Holmes. Did you know that almost 100% of those who suffer with Fibromyalgia also have problems with their gut? Chronic widespread body pain is the primary symptom of fibromyalgia. Most people with fibromyalgia also experience extreme fatigue, sleep disturbances, sensitivity to touch, light, and sound, and brain fog. Many individuals also experience a number of other symptoms and overlapping conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, lupus and arthritis.  It’s estimated that 6 – 10 percent of people in the United… Read More

Dr. Kellyann: Inflammation and Gut Healing

Welcome to Episode #18 of the Healing Pain Podcast! Today we are joined by Today we are joined by Dr. Kellyann Pertucci. Persistent low grade inflammation raging throughout the body can lead to chronic pain. For many the source of inflammation comes directly from our diet, which is pro-inflammatory. This is often the one thing your physician is not telling you and is frequently overlooked as the key step in healing chronic pain. About 100 million Americans struggle with chronic pain AND about 100 million Americans are insulin resistant. There is a link between insulin resistance, obesity and many of the chronic… Read More

James Maskell: The Evolution of Medicine

Welcome to Episode #17 of the Healing Pain Podcast! Today we are joined by James Maskell, founder of the Evolution of Medicine James Maskell is leading the evolution of functional medicine. His mission is to empower and build a community of 100,000 integrative practitioners to become leaders and change agents in the movement to accelerate the evolution of medicine, by providing them with the tools, technology, and resources to thrive in a micropractice. He believes we can disrupt the current healthcare model, shifting the paradigm away from the over-dependency on an allopathic, disease-centered model, to create a more sustainable, preventative system. James believes… Read More

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