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Million Dollar Relationships
Million Dollar Relationships - Mike Dillard

Million Dollar Relationships

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 27:18


Welcome once again to The Million Dollar Relationships podcasts. In this episode, our host Kevin Thompson is joined by guest Mike Dillard. Mike Dillard is a successful entrepreneur who began his career in the network marketing industry and introduced new online marketing techniques. He has built multiple successful businesses, including a financial education company, and has invested in various companies and real estate properties. He currently focuses on providing education to entrepreneurs through his website and podcast. He is also a motorsports enthusiast and a professional race-car driver.   Mike talks about the importance of building meaningful and rewarding relationships in business and life. He also shares his personal story of how he built multiple 8-figure businesses and how his relationship with money changed over time. Mike discusses about the impact that several individuals have had on his life and career, including Mark Weiser, Todd Falcone, Yanik Silver, JP Newman, Ann Shippy, and Aubrey Marcus. Mike also mentions his course RicherEveryday.com, where he and his wife Michelle teach about building wealth through retraining subconscious programs, asset protection strategies, and passive income strategies. His primary focus is to provide fellow entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills they need to start and scale their businesses through educational classes. Join us to hear this exciting conversation about the relationship between money and wealth and how to save and invest without fear!   [00:00 - 06:55] Mike's Entrepreneurial Journey Mike Dillard has been an entrepreneur since the age of 25. He built three multiple 8-figure businesses in different industries. He began his career in the network marketing industry at the age of 19 and brought modern online direct response marketing techniques to the industry in 2005, which he documented in his self-published book, "Magnetic Sponsoring" which sold over 100,000 copies. By the age of 27, he built his first 7-figure business and grew it to 8 figures by the age of 30.   [06:55 - 15:22] The Challenges of Entrepreneurship Mike Dillard experienced an episode of insomnia that lasted for six to seven days, which caused his body to shut down and almost killed him. He was bedridden for 20-plus hours a day and could not sleep. This led to him having to abandon his business, abandon any kind of social life and his bank account declined. His doctor gave him Valium and other sleep prescriptions, but they only gave him 60 minutes of sleep a night which made him suicidal.   [15:22 - 20:22] The Impactful People on Mike's Life Mike Dillard mentions several people who have had a profound impact on his life and career, including Mark Weiser, Todd Falcone, Yanik Silver, JP Newman, Ann Shippy, and Aubrey Marcus. Mark Weiser and Todd Falcone were his mentors when he was in network marketing and they took the time to coach and mentor him, which made a huge difference in his life at that point in his career. Yanik Silver helped to bring him into the internet marketing world and opened doors for him to meet other successful entrepreneurs. JP Newman and Ann Shippy saved his life from his insomnia episode.   [20:22 – 25:51] Building Wealth and Retraining the Subconscious Mike offers a course on building wealth through retraining of subconscious programs, asset protection strategies, and passive income strategies on the website, RicherEveryday.com. The course is divided into three phases. In the first phase, it teaches people about neurology and neurochemistry of becoming aware of the neurochemical patterns in their subconscious programs. In phase two, it gives them a system to help retrain those programs and to start building wealth on a daily basis. In phase three, it teaches people how to set up asset protection strategies with trusts and how to earn passive investment income with real estate and crypto, and other types of passive income strategies.    [25:51 - 26:45] Closing Statements Follow Mike on LinkedIn and check out his website at https://richereveryday.com/ or https://mikedillard.com/ Final words   Thanks for tuning in!    If you liked my show, please LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW, like, and subscribe!    Find me on the following streaming platforms: Apple Spotify Google Podcasts IHeart Radio Stitcher   Tweetable Quotes   “Building wealth is not just about making money; it's about having healthy internal patterns that allow you to build wealth over the long run.” – Mike Dillard    

Mags & Dad's Wholesome Chaos
S2 Ep72: Maggie's Lasek and Valium Experience

Mags & Dad's Wholesome Chaos

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 48:32


Show Notes: 00:00   Mags post-lasek eye surgery. 03:17   The valium debate. 06:06   The, kind of, gory details of Lasek. 15:19   Dan and Shay's RK surgeries. 19:31   Lunch after surgery. 20:54   Mitch is a wonderful human! 24:44   Spontaneity of life is easier to embrace without contacts. 27:16   Braces on “baby teeth.” Necessary, or a racket? 29:02   Is it weird to Thera Gun and Kombucha in the parking lot? 30:06   Dan fell in the river… again. 31:31   We are dog people. 34:45   Shay housetrained her cats! 39:20   Listener question from Emily: Advice on how to handle the rejection that comes with being an actor or dancer in the entertainment field.

MonkeyTalk Brettspiel Podcast der BoardGameMonkeys
MonkeyTalk Podcast Episode #2.20 - Unsere Flops 2022. Mit Sarah und Andreas

MonkeyTalk Brettspiel Podcast der BoardGameMonkeys

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 74:39


Frohe Weihnachten euch allen und hier unser kleines - grinchiges - Weihnachtsgeschenk, denn Andreas und Sarah verraten euch ihre absoluten Flop-Titel aus dem Jahr 2022. Ob Sandsack oder Valium, haltet was zur Beruhigung parat - dennoch viel Spaß beim Hören.***Ihr könnt gar nicht genug von uns bekommen?   Exklusive Podcastfolgen und viel mehr https://www.patreon.com/BoardgameMonkeys?fan_landing=true Lest ausführliche Rezensionen auf unserer Homepage https://www.boardgamemonkeys.com/ Diskutiert mit uns über die aktuelle Folge auf unserem Discord https://discord.gg/dFdWtSR3YJ Supportet uns über den Kauf von Brettspielen über unsere Affiliatelinks https://www.meeplebox.de/?affiliate=bgm https://www.brettspiel-paradies.de/?bpa=6783gf3f0f99g https://www.fantasywelt.de/?bgm=g4GLChMaambJstx7Wdrt Oder checkt mal unseren Merch-Store ab https://boardgamemonkeys.myspreadshop.de/Support the show

Insomnia insight with Daniel Erichsen
Talking Insomnia #124: How David left Valium, Xanax and insomnia

Insomnia insight with Daniel Erichsen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 36:58


In this edition of Talking insomnia we get to know David Powers from: https://www.powersbenzocoaching.com/ We hear a story of the medical establishments lack of understanding paired with our natural instincts to defend ourselves can create an intense struggle. And a story of how the struggle fades. Would you like a roadmap from Insomnia to immunity? Download using below link.  https://www.thesleepcoachschool.com/have-questions-1 — Would you like to work with a sleep coach? Awesome! Here are some great options: The Insomnia Immunity Group Coaching Program. BedTyme, a sleep coaching app for iOS and Android offering 1:1 text based coaching.  Zoom based 1:1 coaching with Coach Michelle or Coach Daniel. The Insomnia Immunity program is perfect if you like learning through video and want to join a group on your journey towards sleeping well. BedTyme is ideal if you like to learn via text and have a sleep coach in your pocket.  The 1:1 Zoom based program is for you if you like to connect one on one with someone who has been where you are now. For more about these programs here: www.thesleepcoachschool.com — Do you like learning by reading? If so, here are two books that offer breakthroughs! Tales of Courage by Daniel Erichsen  https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Courage-Twenty-six-accounts-insomnia/dp/B09YDKJ3KX Set it & Forget it by Daniel Erichsen  https://www.amazon.com/Set-Forget-ready-transform-sleep/dp/B08BW8KWDJ — Would you like to become a Sleep Hero by supporting the Natto movement on Patreon? If so, that's incredibly nice of you . And here's the link to do just that: https://www.patreon.com/thesleepcoachschool

Mad Radio
P&P - A Valium Christmas Story, Jalen Ramsey's QB Quotes, and Roughing the Passer

Mad Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 35:36


HOUR 3 - Seth tells a valium Christmas story, the guys react to Jalen Ramsey's quotes about various QB's from his 2017 GQ article, and discuss if roughing the passer should be a reviewable penalty like it may become.

Small Town Murder
#342 - Horror In The Hills - Hensley, West Virginia

Small Town Murder

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 69:02


This week, in Hensley, West Virginia, it's a strange day up in the hills, as a man gets so angry, that he needs to fire off his shotgun, in the trailer's front yard, before noon. This day gets even crazier with weird daytime hill party, getting punched by his daughter, and a whole lot of drinking. By the end of the day, someone has been killed in a quite imaginative way, leaving not much left behind. The cops think they have their man, but did they get the confession because of the suspect's guilt, or is it because they beat him unmercifully for 7 hours? This is one truly twisted little tale!Along the way, we find out that this county seems like a disaster, that a train is a crazy murder weapon, and that if you beat someone long enough, they're likely to admit to anything... even if they did do it!!Hosted by James Pietragallo and Jimmie WhismanNew episodes every Thursday!Donate at: patreon.com/crimeinsports or go to paypal.com and use our email: crimeinsports@gmail.comGo to shutupandgivememurder.com for all things Small Town Murder & Crime In Sports!Follow us on...twitter.com/@murdersmallfacebook.com/smalltownpodinstagram.com/smalltownmurderAlso, check out James & Jimmie's other show, Crime In Sports! On Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Wondery, Wondery+, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Mixed Feelings
Monstering w/ Latus

Mixed Feelings

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 58:07


B2B w/ Latus. Fatima Al Qadiri & Visionist - The Call; XO MAPS LLIF3 (DJ LOSTBOI x TORUS x YEAH YEAH YEAHS); Varg - Forever 21 / Valium (feat. Chloe Wise); RAMIEL - MYEN; DJ LOSTBOI X YOUNG THUG BLEND [USER4AM BOOTLEG] – manu - 500; Osheyack - Edging; OKLOU - Galore RMX; Alice DeeJay... Read more »

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncFy1zRA9HM 28 DAYS LATER Written by Alex Garland CLOSE ON A MONITOR SCREEN: Images of stunning violence. Looped. Soldiers in a foreign war shoot an unarmed civilian at point- blank range; a man is set on by a frenzied crowd wielding clubs and machetes; a woman is necklaced while her killers cheer and howl. Pull back to reveal that we are seeing one of many screens in a bank of monitors, all showing similar images... Then revealing that the monitors are in a... INT. SURGICAL CHAMBER - NIGHT ...surgical chamber. And watching the screens is a... ...chimp, strapped to an operating table, with its skull dissected open, webbed in wires and monitoring devices, muzzled with a transparent guard. Alive. Behind the surgical chamber, through the wide doorframe, we can see a larger laboratory beyond. INT. BRIGHT CORRIDOR - NIGHT A group of black-clad ALF Activists, all wearing balaclavas, move down a corridor. They carry various gear - bag, bolt cutters. As they move, one Activist reaches up to a security camera and sprays it black with an aerosol paint can. INT. LABORATORY - NIGHT The Activists enter the laboratory. CHIEF ACTIVIST Fucking hell... The Chief Activist takes his camera off his shoulder and starts taking photos. The room is huge and long, and darkened except for specific pools of light. Partially illuminated are rows of cages with clear perspex doors. They run down either side of the room. In the cages are chimpanzees. 2. Most are in a state of rabid agitation, banging and clawing against the perspex, baring teeth through foam-flecked mouths. They reach the far end of the lab, where on a huge steel operating table they see the dissected chimp. FEMALE ACTIVIST Oh God... The dissected chimp's eyes flick to the Activists. Blood wells from around the exposed brain tissue. Tears starts to roll down the Female Activist's cheeks. CHIEF ACTIVIST (to Female Activist) Keep your shit together. If we're going to get them out of here... The Finnish Activist is checking the perspex cages. FINNISH ACTIVIST I can pop these, no problem. CHIEF ACTIVIST So get to it. The Finnish Activist raises his crowbar and sticks it around the edge of one of the doors - about to prise it open. At the moment, the doors to the laboratory bang open. The Activists all turn. Standing at the entrance is the Scientist. A pause. The Scientist jumps to a telephone handset on the wall and shouts into the receiver. SCIENTIST Security! We have a break-in! Get to sector... A hand slams down the disconnect button. SCIENTIST ...nine. The Chief Activist plucks the receiver from the Scientist's hands, and then rips the telephone from the wall. A beat. 3. SCIENTIST I know who you are, I know what you think you're doing, but you have to listen to me. You can't release these animals. CHIEF ACTIVIST If you don't want to get hurt, shut your mouth, and don't move a fucking muscle. SCIENTIST (BLURTS) The chimps are infected! The Activists hesitate, exchanging a glance. SCIENTIST (continuing; stumbling, FLUSTERED) These animals are highly contagious. They've been given an inhibitor. CHIEF ACTIVIST Infected with what? SCIENTIST Chemically restricted, locked down to a... a single impulse that... CHIEF ACTIVIST Infected with what? The Scientist hesitates before answering. SCIENTIST Rage. Behind the Activists, the bank of monitors show the faces of the machete-wielding crowd. SCIENTIST (desperately trying to EXPLAIN) In order to cure, you must first understand. Just imagine: to have power over all the things we feel we can't control. Anger, violence... FINNISH ACTIVIST What the fuck is he talking about? 4. CHIEF ACTIVIST We don't have time for this shit! Get the cages open! SCIENTIST No! CHIEF ACTIVIST We're going, you sick bastard, and we're taking your torture victims with us. SCIENTIST NO! You must listen! The animals are contagious! The infection is in their blood and saliva! One bite and... FEMALE ACTIVIST They won't bite me. The Female Activist crouches down to face the wild eyes of the infected chimp behind the perspex. SCIENTIST STOP! You have no idea! The Scientist makes a desperate lunge towards her, but the Chief Activist grabs him. FEMALE ACTIVIST Good boy. You don't want to bite me, do you? The Female Activist gives a final benign smile, then the Finnish Activist pops open the door. SCIENTIST NO! Like a bullet from a gun, the infected chimp leaps out at the Female Activist - and sinks its teeth into her neck. She reels back as the chimp claws and bites with extraordinary viciousness. At the same moment, a deafening alarm begins to sound. FEMALE ACTIVIST (SHRIEKING) Get it off! Get if off! The Finnish Activist rips the ape off and throws it on to the floor. The infected chimp immediately bites into the man's leg. He yells with pain, and tries to kick it off. 5. Behind him, the Female Activist has started to scream. She doubles up, clutching the side of her head. FEMALE ACTIVIST I'm burning! Jesus! Help me! SCIENTIST We have to kill her! FEMALE ACTIVIST I'm burning! I'm burning! CHIEF ACTIVIST What's... SCIENTIST We have to kill her NOW! Meanwhile, the Female Activist's cries have become an unwavering howl of pain - and she is joined by the Finnish Activist, whose hands have also flown to the side of his head, gripping his temples as if trying to keep his skull from exploding. CHIEF ACTIVIST What's wrong with them? The Scientist grabs a desk-lamp base and starts running towards the screaming Female Activist... ...who has ripped off her balaclava - revealing her face - the face of an Infected. She turns to the Scientist. SCIENTIST Oh God. She leaps at him. He screams as they go tumbling to the ground. The Chief Activist watches in immobile horror as she attacks the Scientist with amazing ferocity. INT. CORRIDOR - NIGHT Another ACTIVIST makes his way down the corridor towards the lab. ACTIVIST (HISSES) Terry? Jemma? 6. No answer. ACTIVIST Mika? Where are you? He reaches the door to the lab, which is closed - and... ...as he opens it, we realize the door is also soundproofed. A wall of screaming hits him. He stands in the doorway - stunned by the noise, and then the sight. Blood, death, and his colleagues, all Infected. ACTIVIST Bloody hell. The Infected rush him. FADE TO BLACK. TITLE: 28 DAYS LATER INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - LATE AFTERNOON Close up of Jim, a young man in his twenties, wearing pale green hospital pyjamas. He has a month's beard, is dishevelled, and asleep. We pull back to see that Jim is lying on a hospital bed, in a private room. Connected to his arms are multiple drips, a full row of four or five on each side of his bed. Most of the bags are empty. Jim's eyes open. He looks around with an expression of confusion. Then he sits up. He is weak, but he swings his legs off the bed and stands. The attached drips are pulled with him and clatter to the floor. Jim winces, and pulls the taped needles from his arm. JIM Ow... His voice is hoarse, his mouth dry. Massaging his throat, he walks to the door. 7. INT. COMA WARD - LATE AFTERNOON The door to Jim's hospital room is locked. The key is on the floor. He picks it up and opens the door. Jim exits into a corridor. At the far end, a sign read: COMA WARD. There is no sign of life or movement. Jim walks down the corridor. One of the doors is half-open. From inside, there is the sound of buzzing flies. INT. HOSPITAL WARDS - LATE AFTERNOON Jim moves as quickly as he can through the hospital, still weak, but now driven by adrenaline. All the wards and corridors are deserted. Medical notes and equipment lie strewn over the floors, trolleys are upended, glass partition doors are smashed. In a couple of places, splashes of dried blood arc up the walls. He reaches A&E. On one wall is a row of public pay phones. He lifts a receiver, and the line is dead. He goes down the line, trying them all. In the corner of the A&E reception is a smashed soft-drinks machine, with a few cans collected at the base. Jim grabs one, rips off the ring-pull and downs it in one go. Then he grabs another, and heads for the main doors. EXT. HOSPITAL - LATE AFTERNOON Jim exits and walks out into the bright daylight of the forecourt. The camera begins to pull away from him. JIM Hello? Aside from a quiet rush of wind, there is silence. No traffic, no engines, no movement. Not even birdsong. EXT. LONDON - SUNDOWN Jim walks through the empty city, from St. Thomas's Hospital, over Westminster Bridge, past the Houses of Parliament, down Whitehall, to Trafalgar Square. 8. A bright overhead sun bleaches the streets. A light drifts litter and refuse. Cars lie abandoned, shops looted. Jim is still wearing his hospital pyjamas, and carries a plastic bag full of soft-drink cans. EXT. CENTRAL LONDON ROAD/CHURCH - NIGHT Jim walks. Night has fallen. He needs to find a place to rest... He pauses. Down a narrow side street is a church. He walks towards it. The front doors are open. INT. CHURCH - NIGHT Jim walks inside, moving with the respectful quietness that people adopt when entering a church. The doors ahead to the main chamber are closed. Pushing them, gently trying the handle, it is obvious they are locked. But another open door is to his left. He goes through it. INT. CHURCH - STAIRWELL - NIGHT Jim moves up a stairwell. Written large on the wall is a single line of graffiti: REPENT. THE END IS EXTREMELY FUCKING NIGH INT. CHURCH - GALLERY LEVEL - NIGHT Jim moves into the gallery level, and sees, through the dust and rot, ornate but faded splendor. At the far end, a stained- glass window is illuminated by the moonlight. Jim pads in, stands at the gallery, facing the stained-glass window for a moment before looking down... Beneath are hundreds of dead bodies. Layered over the floor, jammed into the pews, spilling over the altar. The scene of an unimaginable massacre. Jim stands, stunned. Then sees, standing motionless at different positions facing away from him, four people. Their postures and stillness make their status unclear. Jim hesitates before speaking. 9. JIM ...Hello? Immediately, the four heads flick around. Infected. And the next moment, there is the powerful thump of a door at the far end of the gallery. Jim whirls to the source as the Infected below start to move. The door thumps again - another stunningly powerful blow, the noise echoing around the chamber. Confused, fist closing around his bag of soft drinks, Jim steps onto the gallery, facing the door... ...and it smashes open. Revealing an Infected Priest - who locks sight on Jim, and starts to sprint. JIM Father? The Priest is half way across the gallery JIM Father, what are you... And now the moonlight catches the Priest's face. Showing clearly: the eyes. The blood smeared and collected around his nose, ears, and mouth. Darkened and crusted, accumulated over days and weeks. Fresh blood glistening. JIM Jesus! In a movement of pure instinct, Jim swings the bag just as the Priest is about to reach him - and connects squarely with the man's head. JIM Oh, that, was bad, that was bad... I shouldn't have done that... He breaks into a run... INT. CHURCH - STAIRWELL - NIGHT Down the stairwell... 10. INT. CHURCH - NIGHT ...into the front entrance, where the locked door now strains under the blows of the Infected inside. JIM Shit. EXT. CHURCH - NIGHT Jim sprints down the stone steps. As he reaches the bottom the doors are broken open, and the Infected give chase. EXT. CENTRAL LONDON ROAD - NIGHT Jim runs - the Infected have almost reached him. A hand fires up a Zippo lighter, and lights the rag of a Molotov cocktail. As Jim runs, something flies past his head, and the Infected closest to him explodes in a ball of flame. Jim turns, and sees as another Molotov cocktail explodes, engulfing two in the fireball. He whirls, now completely bewildered. WOMAN'S VOICE HERE! Another Molotov cocktail explodes. The Infected stagger from the blaze, on fire. WOMAN'S VOICE OVER HERE! Jim whirls again, and sees, further down the road... ...Selena, a black woman, also in her twenties. She wears a small backpack, a machete is stuck into her belt - and she holds a lit Molotov cocktail in her hand. ...Mark, a tall, good-looking man - throwing another bottle. It smashes on the head of the last Infected, bathing it in flame... The burning Infected bumps blindly into a car. Falls. Gets up again. 11. Blindly, it staggers off the road, into a petrol station - where an abandoned car has run over on the pumps. The ground beneath it suddenly ignites, and the petrol station explodes. EXT. SIDE STREET - NIGHT Selena and Mark lead Jim into a side street. JIM (DAZED) Those people! Who were... who... MARK This way! Move it! Jim allows himself to be hurried along. EXT. SHOP - NIGHT Selena stops outside a newsagent's shop. The shop's door and windows are covered with a metal security grill, but the grill over the door lock has been prised away enough for Selena to slip her hand through to the latch. INT. SHOP - NIGHT Inside, most of the shelves have been emptied of confectionery. Newspapers and magazines litter the floor. The magazine covers of beautiful girls and sports cars have become instant anachronisms. At the back of the shop, a makeshift bed of sheets and sleeping bag is nestled. This has obviously been Selena and Mark's home for the last few days. INT. NEWSAGENT - NIGHT Jim, Mark and Selena enter the newsagent's and pull down the grill. MARK A man walks into a bar with a giraffe. They each get pissed. The giraffe falls over. The man goes to leave and the barman says, you can't leave that lying there. The man says, it's not a lion. It's a giraffe. 12. Silence. Mark pulls off his mask and turns to Selena. MARK He's completely humorless. You two will get along like a house on fire. Selena, who has already taken off her mask, ignores Mark. SELENA Who are you? You've come from a hospital. MARK Are you a doctor? SELENA He's not a doctor. He's a patient. JIM I'm a bicycle courier. I was riding a package from Farringdon to Shaftesbury Avenue. A car cut across me... and then I wake up in hospital, today... I wake up and I'm hallucinating, or... MARK What's your name? JIM Jim. MARK I'm Mark. This is Selena. (BEAT) Okay, Jim. We've got some bad news. Selena starts to tell her story, and as the story unfolds we see the images she describes. SELENA It began as rioting. And right from the beginning, you knew something bad was going on because the rioters were killing people. And then it wasn't on the TV anymore. It was in the street outside. It was coming through your windows. We all guessed it was a virus. An infection. You didn't need a doctor to tell you that. It was the blood. 13. Something in the blood. By the time they tried to evacuate the cities, it was already too late. The infection was everywhere. The army blockades were overrun. And that was when the exodus started. The day before the radio and TV stopped broadcasting there were reports of infection in Paris and New York. We didn't hear anything more after that. JIM Where are your families? MARK They're dead. SELENA Yours will be dead too. JIM No... No! I'm going to find them. They live in Greenwich. I can walk. (heading for the exit) I'm going to... to go and... SELENA You'll go and come back. JIM (pulling at the grill) Yes! I'll go and come back. MARK Rules of survival. Lesson one - you never go anywhere alone, unless you've got no choice. Lesson two - you only move during daylight, unless you've got no choice. We'll take you tomorrow. Then we'll all go and find your dead parents. Okay? EXT. TRAIN TRACKS - DAY Jim, Selena and Mark walk along the Docklands Light Railway in single file. Ahead is a train. Behind the train, as if spilled in its wake, are abandoned bags, suitcases, backpacks. Mark drops pace to let Jim catch up. 14. MARK How's your head? Fucked? No reply. MARK (gesturing at the city) I know where your head is. You're looking at these windows, these millions of windows, and you're thinking - there's no way this many people are dead. It's just too many windows. Mark picks up a handbag from the tracks. MARK The person who owned this bag. Can't be dead. Mark reaches in and starts to pull things out as they walk, discarding the personal possessions. MARK A woman - (car keys) - who drove a Nissan Micra - (teddy) - and had a little teddy bear - (condoms) - and carried protection, just in case. Marks tosses the condoms behind him. MARK (DRY) Believe me, we won't need them anymore than she will. He hands the bag to Jim and walks ahead. Jim pulls out a mobile phone. He switches it on. It reads: SEARCHING FOR NETWORK. The message blinks a couple of times. Then the screen goes blank. Jim looks left. He is now alongside the train. The inside of the windows are smeared with dried blood. Pressed against the glass is the face of a dead man. 15. Jim drops the phone and breaks into a run - running past Mark and Selena. MARK (HISSING) Hey! EXT. GREENWICH COMMON - DAY Jim, Selena and Mark jog across Greenwich Common. Jim gestures towards one of the streets on the far side of the green. JIM (LOW VOICE) Down there. Westlink Street. Second on the left. EXT. WESTLINK STREET - DAY The street is modest red-brick semi-detached houses. They stand outside Number 43. Jim waits while Selena scans the dark facade. SELENA If there's anyone in there who isn't human... JIM I understand. SELENA Anyone. JIM I understand. Selena shoots a glance at Jim. Jim is gazing at the house. MARK Okay. EXT. BACK GARDEN - DAY Jim uses the key under the flowerpot to open the back door. INT. HOUSE - DAY Jim, Selena and Mark move quietly through the kitchen and the downstairs of the house. 16. Surprisingly, everything is neat and tidy. Washed plates are stacked by the sink, newspapers on the table are neatly piled. The headline on the top paper reads simply: CONTAINMENT FAILS. They reach the bottom of the stairs. Selena gestures upwards, and Jim nods. They start to ascend. At the top of the stairs, Selena sniffs the air, and recoils. Jim has noticed it too. His eyes widen in alarm. MARK (WHISPERS) Wait. But Jim pushes past and advances along the top landing, until he reaches a door. By now the smell is so bad that he is having to cover his nose and mouth with the sleeve of one arm. Jim pushes open the door. Inside, two decomposed bodies lie side by side on the bed, intertwined. On the bedside table are an empty bottle of sleeping pills and a bottle of red wine. Mark appears behind him. Jim stares at his parents for a couple of moments, then Mark closes the door. INT. BATHROOM - DAY Jim sits on the toilet, alone. He is crying. In his hand is a piece of paper: "Jim - with endless love, we left you sleeping. Now we're sleeping with you. Don't wake up." The paper crumples in his fist. INT. LIVING ROOM - DAY Jim, Selena and Mark sit in the living room, on the two sofas. Jim looks dazed, uncomprehending. Selena watches Jim, her expression neutral. SELENA They died peacefully. You should be grateful. JIM I'm not grateful. Jim's words hang a moment. Then Mark talks, simply, unemotionally, matter-of-fact throughout. 17. MARK The roads out were all jammed. So we went to Paddington Station. Hoping: maybe we could get to Heathrow, maybe buy our way on a plane. My dad had all this cash, even though cash was already useless, and Mum had her jewellery. But twenty thousand other people had the same idea. (A MOMENT) The crowd was surging, and I lost my grip on my sister's hand. I remember realizing the ground was soft. I looked down, and I was standing on people. Like a carpet, people who had fallen, and... somewhere in the crowd there were infected. It spread fast, no one could run, all you could do was climb. Over more people. So I did that. I got up, somehow, on top of a kiosk. (A MOMENT) Looking down, you couldn't tell which faces were infected and which weren't. With the blood, the screaming, they all looked the same. And I saw my dad. Not my mum or my sister. But I saw my dad. His face. A short silence. MARK Selena's right. You should be grateful. SELENA We don't have time to get back to the shop before dark. We should stay here tonight. Jim nods. He isn't sure what he wants to say. JIM My old room was at the end of the landing. You two take it. I'll sleep down here. SELENA We'll sleep in the same room. It's safer. 18. EXT. LONDON - DAY TO NIGHT The red orb of the sun goes down; the light fades. As night falls, London vanishes into blackness, with no electric light to be seen. Then the moon appears from behind the cloud layer, and the dark city is revealed. INT. HOUSE - NIGHT Jim is on the sofa. In the moonlight, we can see that his eyes are open, wide awake. Selena is curled on the other sofa, and Mark is on the floor - both asleep. The house is silent. Jim watches Selena sleeping for a couple of moments. Then, quietly, he gets off the sofa and pads out of the living room, down the hall to the kitchen. INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT Jim enters, standing just inside the doorway. He looks around the room. On one wall, a faded kid's drawing of a car is framed. Above the counter, on a shelf of cookery books, an album has a handwritten label on the spine: "Mum's Favorite Recipes". Jim walks to the fridge. Stuck to the door is a photo of Jim with his parents, arm in arm, smiling at the camera. Jim is on his mountain bike, wearing his courier bag. FLASH CUT TO: Jim, sitting at the kitchen table as his Mum enters, carrying bags of shopping. Jim walks over to the bags and pulls out a carton of orange juice, which he pulls straight to his mouth and begins to gulp down. His Dad walks in from the garden. JIM'S DAD Give me a glass of that, would you? JIM (draining the carton, and giving it a shake) It's empty. CUT BACK TO: 19. Jim touches the photo, their faces, lightly. Jim is facing away from the back door, which has a large frosted-glass panel. Through the glass panel, unseen by Jim a dark silhouette looms against the diffused glow from the moonlight. Through the kitchen window, a second silhouette appears. Then there is a scratching noise from the back door. Jim freezes. Slowly, he turns his head, and sees the dark shapes behind the door and window. A beat - then the door is abruptly and powerfully smashed in. It flies open, and hangs loosely held by the bottom hinge. Standing in the doorframe is an Infected Man. Jim shouts with alarm as the Man lunges at him - and they both go tumbling to the floor. At the same moment, the figure behind the kitchen window smashes the glass, and an Infected Teenage Girl starts to clamber through the jagged frame. The Man gets on top of Jim, while Jim uses his arms to hold back the ferocious assault. A single strand of saliva flies from the Man's lips, and contacts Jim's cheek. JIM (SCREAMS) Help! Suddenly, Selena is there, holding her machete. The blade flashes down to the back of the Man's neck. Blood gushes. Jim rolls the Infected Man off, just in time to see... ...Mark dispatch the Girl half way through the kitchen window. The Girl is holding Mark, but her legs are caught on the broken glass. Mark jabs upwards into the Girl's torso - she stiffens, then slumps, and as Mark steps back we see he is holding a knife. Jim hyperventilates, staring at the corpse on the kitchen floor. JIM It's Mr. Bridges... Selena turns to Jim. She is hyperventilating too, but there is control and steel in her voice. 20. SELENA Were you bitten? JIM He lives four doors down... Jim turns to the Girl sprawled half way through the window. JIM That's his daughter... SELENA Were you bitten? Jim looks at her. Selena is still holding her machete at the ready. JIM No... No! I wasn't! SELENA Did any of the blood get in your mouth? JIM No! SELENA Mark? Jim turns to Mark. He is standing in the middle of the room. Stepped away from the window. The Girl's blood is on his arm - and he is wiping it away... ...off the skin... where a long scratch cut wells up fresh blood. A moment. Then Mark looks at Selena, as if slightly startled. MARK Wait. But Selena is swiping with her machete. Mark lifts his arm instinctively, defensively, and the blade sinks in. Selena immediately yanks it back. MARK DON'T! Selena swipes again - and the blade catches Mark hard in the side of the head. Mark falls. 21. Jim watches, scrabbling backwards on the floor away from them, as Selena brutally finishes Mark off. Selena looks at Mark's body for a couple of beats, then lowers the blade. She picks up a dishcloth from the sink counter and tosses it to Jim. SELENA Get that cleaned off. Jim picks up the rag and hurriedly starts to wipe the Infected's blood from around his neck. SELENA Do you have any clothes here? JIM (fazed, frightened of her) I... I don't know. I think so. SELENA Then get them. And get dressed. We have to leave, now. With practiced speed, Selena starts to open the kitchen cupboards, selecting packets of biscuits and cans from the shelves, and stuffing them into her backpack. SELENA More infected will be coming. They always do. EXT. HOUSE - NIGHT Jim and Selena exit the front door. Jim has changed out of his hospital gear into jeans and a sweatshirt. He also has a small backpack, and is carrying a baseball bat. EXT. LONDON ROAD - NIGHT Jim and Selena walk: fast, alert. But something is not being said between them... until Jim breaks the silence. JIM (QUIET) How did you know? Selena says nothing. Continues walking. JIM (INSISTENT) How did you know he was infected? 22. SELENA The blood. JIM The blood was everywhere. On me, on you, and... SELENA (CUTTING IN) I didn't know he was infected. Okay? I didn't know. He knew. I could see it in his face. (A MOMENT) You need to understand, if someone gets infected, you've got somewhere between ten and twenty seconds to kill them. They might be your brother or your sister or your oldest friend. It makes no difference Just so as you know, if it happens to you, I'll do it in a heartbeat. A moment. JIM How long had you known him? SELENA Five days. Or six. Does it matter? Jim says nothing. SELENA He was full of plans. Long-distance weapons, so they don't get close. A newsagent's with a metal grill, so you can sleep. Petrol bombs, so the blood doesn't splash. Selena looks at Jim dispassionately. SELENA Got a plan yet, Jim? You want us to find a cure and save the world? Or fall in love and fuck? Selena looks away again. SELENA Plans are pointless. Staying alive is as good as it gets. Silence. 23. They walk. Jim following a few steps behind Selena. A few moments later, Jim lifts a hand, opens his mouth, about to say something - but Selena cuts him off without even looking round. SELENA Shhh. She has seen something... A line of tower blocks some distance away, standing against the night sky. In one of them, hanging in the window of one of the highest stories, colored fairy lights are lit up, blinking gently. INT. TOWER BLOCK - NIGHT Jim and Selena walk through the smashed glass doors of the tower block. It is extremely dark inside. Selena switches on a flashlight and illuminates the entrance hall. It is a mess. The floor is covered in broken glass and dried blood. The lift doors are jammed open, and inside is a dense bundle of rags - perhaps an old corpse, but impossible to tell, because the interior of the lift has been torched. It is black with carbon, and smoke-scarring runs up the outside wall. Selena moves the flashlight to the stairwell. There is a huge tangle of shopping trolleys running up the stairs. Selena gives one of the trolleys an exploratory tug. It shifts, but holds fast, meshed in with its neighbor. Then she puts a foot into one of the grates, and lifts herself up. Shining her light over the top of the tangle, she can see a gap along the top. JIM Let's hope we don't have to get out of here in a hurry. She begins to climb through. INT. TOWER BLOCK - NIGHT Jim and Selena move steadily and quietly up the stairwell, into the building. Reaching a next landing, they check around the corner before proceeding. Through a broken window, we can see that they are already high above most London buildings, and on the wall a sign reads: LEVEL 5. 24. SELENA Need a break? JIM (completely out of breath) No. You? SELENA No. They continue a few steps. JIM I do need a break, by the way. Selena nods. They stop on the stairs. Jim slips off his backpack and sits, pulling a face as he does so... SELENA What's up? JIM Nothing. She gives him a cut-the-crap expression. JIM I've got a headache. SELENA Bad? JIM Pretty bad. SELENA Why didn't you say something before? JIM Because I didn't think you'd give a shit. A moment, where it's unclear how Selena will react to this. Then she slips off her own backpack. SELENA (going through the bag) You've got no fat on you, and all you've had to eat is sugar. So you're crashing. Unfortunately, there isn't a lot we can do about that... 25. Selena starts to produce a wide selection of pills, looted from a chemist. SELENA ...except pump you full painkillers, and give you more sugar to eat. She holds up a bottle of codeine tablets, and passes it to Jim. SELENA As for the sugar: Lilt or Tango? JIM (CHEWING CODEINE) ...Do you have Sprite? SELENA Actually, I did have a can of Sprite, but... Suddenly there is a loud scream, coming from somewhere lower down the building. Jim and Selena both make a grab for their weapons. JIM Jesus! SELENA Quiet. The scream comes again. The noise is chilling, echoing up the empty stairwell. But there is something strange about it. The noise is human, but oddly autistic. It is held for slightly too long, and stops abruptly. SELENA That's an infected. Then, the sound of metal scraping, clattering the blockade. SELENA They're in. INT. SHOPPING TROLLEY BLOCKADE - NIGHT Two Infected, a Young Asian Guy and a Young White Guy, moving with amazing speed over the blockade. 26. INT. STAIRS - NIGHT Jim and Selena sprint up the stairs. Behind them, we can hear the Infected, giving chase, howling. They pass level eight, nine, ten... Jim is exhausted. SELENA Come on! JIM (out of breath, barely able to speak) I can't. Selena continues, and Jim looks over the edge of the stairwell, to the landing below... ...where the two Infected appear, tearing around the corner. INT. STAIRWELL - NIGHT Selena sprints up the stairs... and Jim sprints past her, in an amazing burst of energy and speed. They round another bend in the stairwell... ...then both Jim and Selena scream. Standing directly in front of them is a Man In Riot Cop Gear - helmet with full visor, gloves, a riot shield in one hand, and a length of lead pipe in the other. The Man lunges past both of them, barging past, where the Infected White Man has appeared at the stairwell. The Riot Gear Man swings his lead pipe and connects viciously with the White Man's head. The White Man falls backwards against the Asian Man. Both fall back down the stairs. The Riot Gear Man turns back to Jim and Selena. MAN Down the corridor! Flat 157! Jim and Selena are stunned, but start to run down the corridor. The Asian Man is coming back up the stairs. Jim looks back over his shoulder in time to see the Riot Gear Man deliver a massive blow to the Asian Man's head. 27. INT. CORRIDOR - NIGHT Jim and Selena run towards Flat 157. The door is open, but as they approach, it suddenly slams shut. JIM AND SELENA (hammering on the door) Let us in! GIRL (O.S.) Who is it? SELENA Let us in! The door opens a fraction, on the chain. The face of a girl appears. She is fourteen, pale, solemn-faced. GIRL Where's Dad? Jim looks back down the corridor. At the far end, the Man appears. He is holding the limp body of one of the Infected - and he tips it over the balcony, where it drops down the middle of the stairwell. MAN (CALLS BACK) It's okay, Hannah. Let them inside. The door closes, we hear the chain being slipped off, then it opens again. INT. FLAT - NIGHT Jim and Selena enter past the pale-faced girl. The flat is council, three-bed, sixteenth floor of the block. It has patterned wallpaper, and nice but boring furnishings. It is lit by candles. The entrance hall leads straight to the living room, which has French windows and a small balcony outside. On one wall, a framed photograph hangs, which shows the Man standing beside a black taxi cab. Next to him is a middle aged woman - presumably the Man's wife. Hannah sits at the cab's steering wheel, beaming. Another photo, beside, show Hannah sat in the seat of a go- kart. The Man follows Jim and Selena inside. 28. MAN Come in, come in. They follow the Man through to the living room, and Hannah recloses the front door, which has an impressive arrangement of locks and dead-bolts. INT. FLAT - LIVING ROOM - NIGHT In the living room, the fairy lights hang in the window, powered by a car battery. Lit by their glow, the Man goes through a careful ritual of shedding his gear, helped by Hannah. First, he lays down the riot shield. Then he puts the bloodsmeared lead pipe on a small white towel. Next, he removes his gloves - and places them beside the bar on the towel. Then he folds the towel over the weapon and gloves, and puts it beside the riot shield. Finally he removes the visored helmet. Jim and Selena watch him. They look pretty rattled, not really knowing what to expect. After the Man has finished shedding his gear, he turns. MAN So... I'm Frank, anyway. He extends his hand to Jim and Selena. Jim hesitates very briefly, then shakes it. JIM I'm Jim. SELENA Selena. Frank beams, and suddenly he seems much less frightening and imposing. If anything, he is just as nervous as Jim and Selena. FRANK Jim and Selena. Good to meet you. And this is my daughter, Hannah. (turning to Hannah) ...Come on, sweetheart. Say hello. Hannah takes a step into the room, but says nothing. FRANK So... so this is great. Just great. It calls for a celebration. 29. I'd say. Why don't you all sit down, and... Hannah, what have we got to offer? HANNAH (QUIETLY) We've got Mum's creme de menthe. An awkward beat. FRANK Yes, her creme de menthe. Great. Look, sit, please. Get comfortable. Sit tight while I get it. Frank exits. Selena, Jim and Hannah all stand, until Selena gestures at the sofa. SELENA Shall we? Jim and Selena take the sofa. Hannah stays standing. FRANK (O.S.) Where are the bloody glasses? HANNAH Middle cupboard. FRANK (O.S.) No! The good ones! This is a celebration! HANNAH Top cupboard. Another short, uncomfortable pause. Hannah looks at Jim and Selena from her position near the doorway. Her expression is blank and unreadable. JIM This is your place, then. Hannah nods. JIM It's nice. Hannah nods again. Frank re-enters. Frank is beaming, holding the creme de menthe, and four wine glasses. 30. FRANK There! I know it isn't much but... well, cheers! EXT. TOWER BLOCK - NIGHT The moon shines above the tower block. INT. FLAT - NIGHT Jim, Selena and Hannah all sit in the living room, sipping creme de menthe. Frank is disconnecting the fairy lights as he talks, and pulling the curtains closed, rather systematically checking for cracks along the edges. FRANK Normally we keep the windows covered at night, because the light attracts them. But when we saw your petrol station fire, we knew it had to be survivors... So we hooked up the Christmas tree lights. Like a beacon. Finished with the sofa, he sits on the armchair. SELENA We're grateful. FRANK Well, we're grateful you came. I was starting to really worry. Like I say, we haven't seen any sign of anyone normal for a while now. JIM There aren't any others in the building? Frank shakes his head. SELENA And you haven't seen any people outside? Frank's eyes flick to Hannah. FRANK We haven't left the block for more than two weeks. Stayed right here. Only sensible thing to do. Everyone who went out... 31. SELENA Didn't come back. FRANK And there's two hundred flats here. Most of them have a few cans of food, or cereal, or something. SELENA It's a good set-up. FRANK It isn't bad. He puts a hand on Hannah's shoulder, and gives it a squeeze. FRANK We've got by, haven't we? INT. BATHROOM - NIGHT

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The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi
Dr Sharon Stills | How Castor Oil Packs Can Help Support Menstruating Women, How to Thrive in Menopause & More KKP: 495

The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 63:48


Today, I am blessed to have here with me Dr. Sharon Stills. She is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor who helps perimenopausal and menopausal women to pause and evaluate life so they can live the second act of their story stronger, healthier, and sexier while aging backward.  Using her 20+ years of experience and extensive training and background in European Biological Medicine, anti-aging therapies, and Bio-identical Hormone Replacement, she has successfully helped thousands of women transition gently through the different stages of their lives with all natural methods.  Dr. Stills is passionate about spreading the word about her signature RED Hot Sexy Meno(pause) Program – the philosophy she developed for you to Reinvent your Health, Explore your Spirit and Discover YOUR Sexy so that you, too, can create and live the life you desire and deserve! She founded and ran one of the largest and most successful naturopathic clinics in the country for a decade and is the host of The Science Of Self Healing podcast.  She is an expert physician for Women's Health Network and she educates other physicians as the Co-Lead North American lecturer for the Paracelsus Academy in Switzerland. Patients work with Dr. Stills in a variety of ways: through telemedicine consults and her life-changing retreats for individuals or small groups in healing and rejuvenating locations around the world. Some patients will even fly out to see her or fly her in just to get the chance to work with her one-on-one.  In this episode, Dr. Stills dives into all things hormones. One of her favorite hormones for women is progesterone. If you are anxious, nervous, not sleeping, and carrying around water weight, getting progesterone can be a total game-changer for your life. Dr. Stills explains how castor oil packs are great for liver health and menstruating women. Plus, Dr. Stills gives other tips on keeping your liver in tip-top shape. Tune in as we chat about testing for hormones, thyroid health, and all things menopause. 4 Secrets to Mastering Keto Masterclass. Register For Free Here: http://www.ketosismasterclass.com  Message me on Instagram www.instagram.com/thebenazadi with the word ENERGY to learn more about coaching from me. / / E P I S O D E   S P ON S O R S  Paleo Valley beef sticks, apple cider vinegar complex, organ meat complex & more. Use the coupon code KETOKAMP15 over at https://paleovalley.com/ to receive 15% off your entire order. Upgraded Formulas Upgraded Magnesium & Charge Electrolyte Supplements: http://www.upgradedformulas.com Use KK15 at checkout for 15% off your order.  [10:50] Progesterone Can Be A Total Game-Changer For Women Balanced hormones equal sanity.  If you are not feeling sane, a hormone is probably involved.  Hormones are like a symphony because they all play together.  Progesterone is a natural Valium. If you are low in progesterone, you can be very anxious, not sleeping, and carrying around water weight. When your body gets progesterone, it's like a giant exhale.  [15:25] How Castor Oil Packs Can Help Support Menstruating Women Castor oil packs are a fantastic thing to do if you're a cycling woman; it does wonders for liver function.  Also, castor oil makes you lie die with a pack for forty minutes; it's a great time to nourish yourself.  Unfortunately, many people are out of sync with their cycles because they are out of sync with their life.  We need to get out in nature, and we need to rest. All in all, we need to take the time to be more nourishing and connect with the moon and sun.  [20:00] Dr. Stills Gives Tips For Keeping Your Liver Healthy  Coffee enemas are great for people who have cancer. If you're doing castor oil, staying hydrated, and moving your lymphatic system, you will do a lot for your liver.  Make sure you are sweating! Also, start your morning with some warm lemon water.  For the liver, Dr. Stills recommends taking phosphatidylcholine.  Eat your biggest meal in the middle of the day when your digestive fire is most robust.  Lastly, don't eat food three hours before you go to bed.  [29:55] Death, Taxes, and Menopause: It's A Natural Transition For All Women  You don't have to suffer during menopause.  If you're suffering, most likely you are not eating right, you aren't sleeping right, or you don't love yourself right. Your hormones drop during menopause. It's time to get them rebalanced!  We're doing ourselves a big disservice if we're not replacing our hormones. Remember, menopause is not a disease; it's a natural transition all women undergo.  [36:15] Blood, Urine, and Saliva: What To Know About Testing Your Hormones  Bloodwork is the way that most women have their hormones tested. However, bloodwork is very misleading unless you look at it from a functional perspective.  You shouldn't rely on blood when talking about progesterone and estrogen.  Dr. Stills is a massive fan of 24-hour urine.  You can do saliva samples throughout your cycle if you're a menstruating woman. Dr. Stills likes to use saliva testing for cortisol testing.  [42:30] Thyroid Blood Testing and Listening To Your Body Bloodwork is excellent for thyroid health. Your thyroid levels can look okay, but your hair is falling out, you're constipated, you can't lose weight, and you have brain fog. That's when Dr. Stills will want to check iodine levels and temperatures.  Just because bloodwork is okay doesn't mean you don't have symptoms. Find a doctor who works with you instead of just your lab results.  AND MUCH MORE! Resources from this episode:  Check out Dr. Stills: https://drstills.com/ The Science of Self Healing Podcast: https://drstills.com/science-of-healing-podcast-with-dr-sharon-stills/ Follow Dr. Sharon Stills Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/REDHotMedicine/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drsharonstills/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/drsharonstills Join the Keto Kamp Academy: https://ketokampacademy.com/7-day-trial-a Watch Keto Kamp on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUh_MOM621MvpW_HLtfkLyQ 4 Secrets to Mastering Keto Masterclass. Register For Free Here: http://www.ketosismasterclass.com  Message me on Instagram www.instagram.com/thebenazadi with the word ENERGY to learn more about coaching from me. / / E P I S O D E   S P ON S O R S  Paleo Valley beef sticks, apple cider vinegar complex, organ meat complex & more. Use the coupon code KETOKAMP15 over at https://paleovalley.com/ to receive 15% off your entire order. Upgraded Formulas Upgraded Magnesium & Charge Electrolyte Supplements: http://www.upgradedformulas.com Use KK15 at checkout for 15% off your order.  *Some Links Are Affiliates* // F O L L O W ▸ instagram | @thebenazadi | http://bit.ly/2B1NXKW ▸ facebook | /thebenazadi | http://bit.ly/2BVvvW6 ▸ twitter | @thebenazadi http://bit.ly/2USE0so ▸ tiktok | @thebenazadi https://www.tiktok.com/@thebenazadi Disclaimer: This podcast is for information purposes only. Statements and views expressed on this podcast are not medical advice. This podcast including Ben Azadi disclaim responsibility from any possible adverse effects from the use of information contained herein. Opinions of guests are their own, and this podcast does not accept responsibility of statements made by guests. This podcast does not make any representations or warranties about guests qualifications or credibility. Individuals on this podcast may have a direct or non-direct interest in products or services referred to herein. If you think you have a medical problem, consult a licensed physician.

Talking Minds's Podcast
Embrace The Super Power That Is ADHD with Dea Fileva and Marcus Matthews

Talking Minds's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 84:34


Dea Fileva spent 7 years in corporate having everything and nothing. Nice holidays, lived in central London,  but she had no meaning. She wasn't helping anyone, she wasn't contributing or creating anything. Something had to give. After a year of intense stress she found herself medicated on the full range of modern day medication: Ritalin for ADHD, antidepressants for anxiety and Valium, just in case the anxiety got so bad she couldn't even function. Which happened a lot. For a while everything was perfect, until one day she remember a voice say: "Is this all there is to life?" Dea said "I can't spend the rest of my life on this life support, and for what: just to be able to work, to function and help a company make money. There's got to be another way". And of course there was. You know that feeling when you're sick and tired of being trying so hard? When you're determined that there has to be solution, a solution always appears. A friend advised her on how she might find that freedom and she hasn't looked back since. 2 years later she graduated as a therapist and today as an EFT and NLP practitioner, a Clinical Hypnotherapist and RTT practitioner, Dea helps highly sensitive people overcome ADHD, anxiety and depression and create a life they dream of. Dea says " Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?" Join us as we discuss the truth about the power that is ADHD Why not connect with Dea  Website: https://www.deafileva.com Instagram: @deafileva_training_official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dea.fileva/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deafileva/

Creating a Family: Talk about Infertility, Adoption & Foster Care
Prenatal Exposure: Diagnosing and Treatment

Creating a Family: Talk about Infertility, Adoption & Foster Care

Play Episode Play 50 sec Highlight Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 50:12 Transcription Available


Do you wonder if your child was prenatally exposed to alcohol or drugs? There may be nothing in the files, but something feels not right? We talk about diagnosing and treating these kids with Dr. Larry Burd, a professor of pediatrics at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and the Director of the North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center.In this episode, we cover:Most of our audience is foster, adoptive, and kinship parents and professionals. Often they don't know for sure if a child has been exposed. The US government estimates that about 10% of all children in the US have been prenatally exposed to alcohol or drugs. Do you have a feel for the percentage of children in foster care or who have been involved with the child welfare system? International adoption? Domestic infant adoption?Does prenatal exposure increase the likelihood of a disruption to a foster or adoptive placement? How is prenatal exposure to alcohol detected or diagnosed?What type of training do pediatricians receive during their education or residency on prenatal exposure and on how to diagnose?Can you tell at birth or in infancy if a baby has been exposed to alcohol in utero?How is prenatal exposure to drugs detected or diagnosed?How does birth order change the likelihood that a child who is at risk has been exposed during pregnancy?What are the long-term impacts of alcohol exposure? What are the symptoms that are most noticeable to parents, teachers, and other professionals working with these children?Alcohol exposure affects multiple systems in the body.Does it matter what type of alcohol was consumed?Who can diagnose a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder?What are the long-term impacts of the following drugs?OpioidsHeroin and FentanylDepressants (benzodiazepines, such as Valium, Xanax)-Prescribed and unprescribedStimulants-Prescribed and unprescribedMethamphetaminesMarijuanaTobacco/NicotineDo pediatricians have a body of resources to offer parents regarding raising a child with prenatal exposure?Tips for parentsAdditional Resources Mentioned in Interview:Still Face Experiment This podcast is produced  by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are a national non-profit with the mission to strengthen and inspire adoptive, foster & kinship parents and the professionals who support them. Creating a Family brings you the following trauma-informed, expert-based content:Weekly podcastsWeekly articles/blog postsResource pages on all aspects of family buildingPlease leave us a rating or review RateThisPodcast.com/creatingafamilySupport the showDo you want more expert-based information? Check out our free resources at CreatingaFamily.org.

Die sogenannte Gegenwart
Opioidkrise: Wie viel Schmerz gehört zum Leben?

Die sogenannte Gegenwart

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 61:58


Seit den Neunzigerjahren verheert eine Opioidepidemie ganze Landstriche in den USA. Hunderttausende Menschen sind an ihrer Sucht bisher gestorben. Verantwortlich dafür gemacht wird das Schmerzmittel Oxycodon, rücksichtslos auf den Markt geworfen von einer erfolgreichen Pharmaziedynastie – der Sackler-Familie. Das Sachbuch Imperium der Schmerzen und die fiktionalisierte Fernsehserie Dopesick erzählen nun von dieser Katastrophe und von der Geschichte der Sacklers. Schon Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts erfand das Familienoberhaupt Arthur Sackler das Pharmamarketing neu, und trug damals bereits eine Mitschuld daran, dass Valium zu einer überverschriebenen Allzweckpille wurde. In der neuen Folge des Feuilletonpodcasts zeichnen Ijoma Mangold und Lars Weisbrod die Geschichte von Oxycodon und die des Sackler-Imperiums nach. Denn hinter dem Skandal steht auch die Frage: Wer hat die sprachliche und soziologische Deutungshoheit, wenn es um Krankheit und Medizin geht? War es auch der Traum von einer "schmerzfreien Gesellschaft", der sich hier in einen Albtraum verwandelte? Und warum haben ausgerechnet Opioide und Opiate wie Oxycodon, Codein und Tilidin die Gegenwart und die Kultur so stark geprägt in den letzten Jahren? In dieser Folge sprechen Lars Weisbrod und Ijoma Mangold über: - das Buch "Imperium der Schmerzen" von Patrick Radden Keefe (Hanserblau) - die Serie "Dopesick" (Disney+) abrufbar. - die Serien "Justified", "House" und "Euphoria" - die Songs des Rappers Capital Bra, die er zusammen mit dem Rapper Samra aufgenommen hat: "Tilidin" und "Huracan" - einen Artikel von Jörg Scheller über den Isenheimer Altar (https://www.zeit.de/2022/31/isenheimer-altar-matthias-gruenewald-restaurierung-religion)

Mark Leeds DO On Addiction Treatment And Addiction Recovery
How Long Does Valium Stay In Your System After Valium Withdrawals?

Mark Leeds DO On Addiction Treatment And Addiction Recovery

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 8:39


File on 4
High Anxiety: The Deadly Trade in Street Valium

File on 4

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 36:54


They're cheap – but they're also deadly. Illegal pills costing as little as 50p each are contributing to the deaths of hundreds of people each year in Scotland. Now an expert is warning benzodiazepines, or street Valium, could pose a growing threat elsewhere. Jane Deith talks to those whose lives have been destroyed by benzodiazepines, a category of drugs usually used to treat anxiety that can be prescribed, but which have become a major feature of the illegal drugs market in Scotland and now elsewhere in the UK. The so called “street benzos” are a class C drug manufactured in huge quantities in illegal factories and sold for as little as 50p each, less than a bar of chocolate. But in combination with other drugs benzodiazepines can be fatal, significantly increasing the risk of an overdose. In recent years the number of people dying has risen sharply. Last year in Scotland more than 800 people died with illegal street benzos in their system. In England and Wales the death toll was over 500, with 171 of those who died having used benzodiazepine analogues, fake versions that can vary widely – and dangerously - in strength. From the Clyde to Cornwall, File on 4 hears the stories of those dealing with the fallout from the trade in the drugs, including people who have been addicted to them; a mother in North East England who lost her daughter to a fatal overdose; a teenager who bought them on social media, and an expert who believes their influence is spreading, with potentially dangerous consequences. Reporter: Jane Deith Producer: Fergus Hewison Research: George Crafer Journalism Assistant: Tim Fernley Production Manager: Sarah Payton Technical Producer: Craig Boardman Editor: Carl Johnston

Feminism · Women’s Stories · The Creative Process
Dr. Anna Lembke - Author of Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence

Feminism · Women’s Stories · The Creative Process

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 49:18


Dr. Anna Lembke is professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. A clinician scholar, she has published more than a hundred peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and commentaries. She sits on the board of several state and national addiction-focused organizations, has testified before various committees in the United States House of Representatives and Senate, keeps an active speaking calendar, and maintains a thriving clinical practice. Dr. Lembke explores how to moderate compulsive overconsumption in a dopamine overloaded world in her NYTimes bestselling book Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence. Her previous book Drug Dealer, MD – How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard to Stop was highlighted in the New York Times as one of the top five books to read to understand the opioid epidemic."So let's look at historical trends. One very interesting thing is that women, for many generations, were relatively insulated from the problem of addiction, but in the last two generations, or for the last 30 years or so, we've seen vastly increased rates of addiction to drugs and alcohol among women. Alcohol is one example. So whereas previously the ratio of men with alcohol addiction to women with alcohol addiction has been between five-to-one and two-to-one. With millennials, starting with the millennial generation, it's now one-to-one. So women in the United States are as likely to be addicted to alcohol as men and other drugs are quickly following suit.So this is an important and really seismic shift in the history of addiction in the United States and other developed countries. If you look at all drugs across the world, the only drug which women are more likely to be addicted to than men is benzodiazepines – Xanax, Valium, Klonopin. That's also interesting, and you can extrapolate a few assumptions. One of them is that women are also more likely to go and seek medical help for medical conditions. And benzodiazepines are very often obtained through a medical prescription. There's some initial data suggesting that social media is especially dangerous for women and young girls. And I have certainly seen in my practice that video games and pornography appear to be especially prevalent among boys and young men. So I think there are gender differences, and there's both my clinical experience and also some epidemiologic data that suggests those differences as well."www.annalembke.comhttps://med.stanford.edu/psychiatry/patient_care/addiction.htmlwww.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/624957/dopamine-nation-by-anna-lembke-md/www.press.jhu.edu/books/title/11360/drug-dealer-mdwww.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.org

Feminism · Women’s Stories · The Creative Process
Highlights - Dr. Anna Lembke - Author of Dopamine Nation - Chief of Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic

Feminism · Women’s Stories · The Creative Process

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 10:49


"So let's look at historical trends. One very interesting thing is that women, for many generations, were relatively insulated from the problem of addiction, but in the last two generations, or for the last 30 years or so, we've seen vastly increased rates of addiction to drugs and alcohol among women. Alcohol is one example. So whereas previously the ratio of men with alcohol addiction to women with alcohol addiction has been between five-to-one and two-to-one. With millennials, starting with the millennial generation, it's now one-to-one. So women in the United States are as likely to be addicted to alcohol as men and other drugs are quickly following suit.So this is an important and really seismic shift in the history of addiction in the United States and other developed countries. If you look at all drugs across the world, the only drug which women are more likely to be addicted to than men is benzodiazepines – Xanax, Valium, Klonopin. That's also interesting, and you can extrapolate a few assumptions. One of them is that women are also more likely to go and seek medical help for medical conditions. And benzodiazepines are very often obtained through a medical prescription. There's some initial data suggesting that social media is especially dangerous for women and young girls. And I have certainly seen in my practice that video games and pornography appear to be especially prevalent among boys and young men. So I think there are gender differences, and there's both my clinical experience and also some epidemiologic data that suggests those differences as well."Dr. Anna Lembke is professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. A clinician scholar, she has published more than a hundred peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and commentaries. She sits on the board of several state and national addiction-focused organizations, has testified before various committees in the United States House of Representatives and Senate, keeps an active speaking calendar, and maintains a thriving clinical practice. Dr. Lembke explores how to moderate compulsive overconsumption in a dopamine overloaded world in her NYTimes bestselling book Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence. Her previous book Drug Dealer, MD – How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard to Stop was highlighted in the New York Times as one of the top five books to read to understand the opioid epidemic.www.annalembke.comhttps://med.stanford.edu/psychiatry/patient_care/addiction.htmlwww.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/624957/dopamine-nation-by-anna-lembke-md/www.press.jhu.edu/books/title/11360/drug-dealer-mdwww.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.org

Older and Wider Podcast
Ep 176. The one with the smart Robin, excited Crown chat and the emergency Valium.

Older and Wider Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 42:58


Jenny and Judith discuss bouji Robins, the new series of the Crown and the latest political mess! There's also some Grandma updates and a potential toothbrush problem.

The Benzo Free Podcast
Benzos & Surgery: A Journey of Anxiety, Recovery, Medication, and Success (Part 1 of 2)

The Benzo Free Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 54:35


Share this post with others: What happens when you need surgery during protracted benzodiazepine withdrawal (BIND)? How do you manage the anxiety?  Do you take meds? Benzos? Opioids? How do you handle recovery? Join D on his personal 14-day journey. In part 1 of this 2-part series, D discusses his anxiety, insomnia, and other complications leading up to the surgery. He also shares his fear of cancellation, his struggles to find courage, and his reliance on traditional coping skills like distraction, visualization, and meditation. LISTEN TO PART 2 HERE: https://www.benzofree.org/podcast/benzos-and-surgery-a-journey-of-anxiety-recovery-medication-and-success-part-2-of-2-bfp109/ Welcome to Episode #108 Follow D on his 14-day journey preparing for and recovering from foot surgery while still dealing with the symptoms of BIND. D recorded his thoughts for a week of prep leading up to the surgery as he dealt with anxiety, fear, and other complications. He also continued to record for the week following his surgery including his experience with taking a benzodiazepine during the procedure, any effects of that decision, managing his pain meds, and other recovery difficulties and successes. Video ID: BFP108 Chapters 00:00  INTRODUCTION02:24  About My Surgery (Day -7)03:41  Creating a Traumatic Event05:53  Prepping for Surgery07:59  Too Much Time / Trapped10:32  Benzo Morning / Anxiety (Day -6)14:23  It's Just Anxiety / The Off Switch16:30  Calm on the Outside18:14  “Regarding Henry” / Change24:20  A Good Day / Internal Energy (Day -5)29:04  Morning Ritual / Meditation (Day -4)31:50  A Bit More About Meditation34:21  I'm Much Better Than I Was36:03  Anxiety, Irritability, and Shame (Day -3)38:25  Exposure Therapy and Success40:44  Anxiety of Anxiety42:53  Exhaustion of Chronic Anxiety (Day -2)44:47  Courage Visualization46:34  Yea! I Made It This Far (Day -1)48:23  When Plans Change50:48  I Feel Good53:19  CLOSING Episode Resources The following resource links are provided as a courtesy to our listeners. They do not constitute an endorsement by Benzo Free of the resource or any recommendations or advice provided therein. — Benzodiazepine Action Work Group (BAWG) — https://benzoaction.org— Benzodiazepine Information Coalition (BIC) — https://benzoinfo.com— The Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices — https://benzoreform.org References Ashton, C. Heather. Benzodiazepines: How They Work and How to Withdraw (aka The Ashton Manual). 2002. Accessed April 13, 2016. http://www.benzo.org.uk/manual.Foster, D E. Benzo Free: The World of Anti-Anxiety Drugs and the Reality of Withdrawal. Erie, CO: Denim Mountain Press, 2018. https://www.benzofree.org/book.   Site Links VISIT US ONLINE— WEBSITE: https://www.easinganxiety.com— YOUTUBE (Easing Anxiety): https://www.youtube.com/easinganxiety— YOUTUBE (Benzo Free): https://www.youtube.com/benzofree PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK— COMMENT: On this video in YouTube— COMMENT: On the blog post on our website— FEEDBACK FORM: https://www.easinganxiety.com/feedback— EMAIL: feedback@easinganxiety.com SUPPORT US— Make a Donation: https://www.easinganxiety.com/donate Podcast Summary This podcast is dedicated to those who struggle with side effects, dependence, and withdrawal from benzos, a group of drugs from the benzodiazepine and nonbenzodiazepine classes, better known as anti-anxiety drugs, sleeping pills, sedatives, and minor tranquilizers. Their common brand names include Ambien, Ativan, Klonopin, Lunesta, Valium, and Xanax. Feedback We'd love to hear from you! The Benzo Free Podcast is a community podcast and we need your input to help it grow and improve. You can tell us what you think in the following ways: Fill out our Feedback Form at https://www.easinganxiety.com/feedbackEmail us at feedback@easinganxiety.com Comment on one of our videos or posts. Disclaimer

The Benzo Free Podcast
Benzos & Surgery: A Journey of Anxiety, Recovery, Medication, and Success (Part 2 of 2)

The Benzo Free Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 52:34


Share this post with others: What happens when you need surgery during protracted benzodiazepine withdrawal (BIND)? How do you manage the anxiety?  Do you take meds? Benzos? Opioids? How do you handle recovery? Join D on his personal 14-day journey. In part 2 of this 2-part series, the surgery is completed and D reviews his decision to be given a benzodiazepine for sedation. He monitors its effect on his symptoms, discusses his recovery and use of pain meds, and explores his improved outlook on life after his successful procedure. LISTEN TO PART 1 HERE: https://www.benzofree.org/podcast/benzos-and-surgery-a-journey-of-anxiety-recovery-medication-and-success-part-1-of-2-bfp108/ Welcome to Episode #109 Follow D on his 14-day journey preparing for and recovering from foot surgery while still dealing with the symptoms of BIND. D recorded his thoughts for a week of prep leading up to the surgery as he dealt with anxiety, fear, and other complications. He also continued to record for the week following his surgery including his experience with taking a benzodiazepine during the procedure, any effects of that decision, managing his pain meds, and other recovery difficulties and successes. Video ID: BFP109 Chapters 00:00  INTRODUCTION02:07  Listing Benzos As an Allergy (Day -1)07:11  Morning of Surgery (Day 0)09:28  Back Home Recovering10:41  Deciding to Take a Benzo14:14  Comedy of Errors (Day +1)18:29  Post-Op Meds20:09  Putting Weight on Foot (Day +2)21:18  Positivity from Success25:20  Symptoms Mild26:10  Feeling Better (Day +3)27:41  “The Midnight Library” / Perspective31:05  Recovery Setback (Day +5)32:38  Feeling Better Again (Day +6)35:30  A Little Bit of Normalcy37:42  Benzos, Hope, and Timelines41:14  Better Life on the Other Side43:39  Relaxation Videos (Day +7)45:10  In Search of Something Profound46:07  Success Breeds Success48:50  Gratitudes50:26  Final Benzo Update51:07  CLOSING Episode Resources The following resource links are provided as a courtesy to our listeners. They do not constitute an endorsement by Benzo Free of the resource or any recommendations or advice provided therein. — Benzodiazepine Action Work Group (BAWG) — https://benzoaction.org— Benzodiazepine Information Coalition (BIC) — https://benzoinfo.com— The Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices — https://benzoreform.org References Ashton, C. Heather. Benzodiazepines: How They Work and How to Withdraw (aka The Ashton Manual). 2002. Accessed April 13, 2016. http://www.benzo.org.uk/manual.Foster, D E. Benzo Free: The World of Anti-Anxiety Drugs and the Reality of Withdrawal. Erie, CO: Denim Mountain Press, 2018. https://www.benzofree.org/book.   Site Links VISIT US ONLINE— WEBSITE: https://www.easinganxiety.com— YOUTUBE (Easing Anxiety): https://www.youtube.com/easinganxiety— YOUTUBE (Benzo Free): https://www.youtube.com/benzofree PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK— COMMENT: On this video in YouTube— COMMENT: On the blog post on our website— FEEDBACK FORM: https://www.easinganxiety.com/feedback— EMAIL: feedback@easinganxiety.com SUPPORT US— Make a Donation: https://www.easinganxiety.com/donate Podcast Summary This podcast is dedicated to those who struggle with side effects, dependence, and withdrawal from benzos, a group of drugs from the benzodiazepine and nonbenzodiazepine classes, better known as anti-anxiety drugs, sleeping pills, sedatives, and minor tranquilizers. Their common brand names include Ambien, Ativan, Klonopin, Lunesta, Valium, and Xanax. Feedback We'd love to hear from you! The Benzo Free Podcast is a community podcast and we need your input to help it grow and improve. You can tell us what you think in the following ways: Fill out our Feedback Form at https://www.easinganxiety.com/feedbackEmail us at feedback@easinganxiety.com Comment on one of our videos or posts. Disclaimer All content provided on this YouTube channel is for general i...

Rebellious Wellness Over 50
This Sleep Coach Ditched Ambien for Better Sleep

Rebellious Wellness Over 50

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 33:03


My guest this week, Morgan Adams is a double certified sleep coach. Here's how she got started.  “I was desperate to get a good night's sleep after an unexpected crisis rocked my world in my mid-thirties. As a Pharma rep, I didn't have the luxury of “sleeping in” after staring at the clock all night. That's when I got my hands on a popular, physician-prescribed sleeping pill—because when you work in the Pharma field, it's not hard to score a pill for any ill.”  This all-too-common scenario — woman can't sleep, doc says “I have just the thing”—resulted in reliance on Ambien, pharma name, Zolpidem. According to medlineplus.gov, “Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Zolpidem belongs to a class of medications called sedative-hypnotics.  They go on to say, “Zolpidem may cause serious or possibly life-threatening sleep behaviors. Some people who took zolpidem got out of bed and drove their cars, prepared and ate food, had sex, made phone calls, sleep-walked, or were involved in other activities while not fully awake. After they woke up, these people were unable to remember what they had done.” Morgan goes on to say, “I didn't know that sleeping pills inhibit your ability to experience restorative sleep. Taking the pills may help you become unconscious, but sedation is not the same as sleep. I would wake up groggy, oftentimes to an empty box of cookies I didn't remember eating, and trudge through the morning until last night's pill would wear off. It's a miracle I never got behind the wheel in these fugue states.” So begins our conversation on how to sleep deeply and restoratively, without using prescription medications long term.  Once Morgan made the decision to get off Ambien, she wanted to spread the word about these potentially dangerous meds and help other women find alternatives.  We discussed the difference between deep sleep and being knocked out using Ambien and other sedative hypnotics.  There are two main types of sedative-hypnotics – benzodiazepines and Z-drugs. Common benzodiazepines include Xanax (alprazolam), Librium (chlordiazepoxide), Valium (diazepam), and Ativan (lorazepam). Common Z-drugs include Ambien (zolpidem), Lunesta (eszopiclone), and Sonata (zaleplon). Thanks for this to https://www.healthinaging.org/tools-and-tips/ask-expert-sedative-hypnotic-drugs-and-related-medications (HealthInAging.org) We now know, in part thanks to the work of Matt Walker and colleagues, that of all the lifestyle habits we must pay attention to age in good health, none is as critical to the process as is sleep. Some of Morgan's tips mirror mine in https://rebelliouswellnessover50.com/power5/ (The Power of 5 work.) If you don't sleep well it's time to take stock of every single choice you make throughout the day. So much influences our sleep including, what and when we eat, blood sugar levels, how much or how little we move, stress, what we do or don't do to prepare for sleep, the lighting and temperature in our pre-sleep environment. Speaking of blood sugar, Morgan uses and recommends a https://www.nutrisense.io/?code=MORGANA (continuous blood sugar monitor from NutriSense.)What's that? It's a small device you stick onto your arm that monitors blood sugar levels throughout the day and night. The data is collected to an app on your phone. The idea is to see what foods, activities, and environmental influences push blood sugar levels up higher than normal or keep them high when they should come down to base level. I've not yet tried one but it's on my list to do before the end of the year. Why would you try one? If your insomnia is due to high blood sugar levels, even in part, and you know what's driving it, you can adjust what you are doing.  Morgan also swears that her https://ouraring.com/ (Oura ring) has made a big difference in how she sleeps. It provides all kinds of data on your...

Cult Fiction
Episode 68 – Earth Girls Are Easy

Cult Fiction

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 47:59


In this episode, Andy and Stephanie discuss blonde twinks and baby Jim Carrey as they review Julien Temple's EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY. Andy pines for Rocky Horror Picture Show and Stephanie needs a Valium (or five). Plus: a live reading of Julie Brown's lyrics. Reading Rec: Earth Girls are EasyWatching Rec: Angelyne, on Peacock

Unspoken Words: A Selective Mutism Podcast by Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum

Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum uses this month's podcast episode to explain the reasons to consider the use of medication as an adjunct in the treatment of Selective Mutism. The SMart Center receives questions on this topic all the time. “Should I use medication?” “For how long should I use medication?” “What type of medication should I use?” “What's the dosing of medication to use?” “When can I ween off?” “How do I ween?” Dr. E answers all of these questions and more in this month's episode. 0:00 – Intro 4:09 - On prescribing Xanex or Valium 5:10 - Why use medication 7:12 - When to use medication 10:49 - How to use medication 14:20 – Medication-induced side effects to be aware of 18:26 – Medication's long-term effects 20:10 – Common concerns around using medication 22:53 – How to tell a child or teen they are going on medication 24:52 – Weening off medication 27:36 – How long should someone be on medication 28:45 – Listener Q&A Ask Dr. E any questions you may have from the episode. Learn more about the host, Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum Explore our SMart Center success stories! Get started at the SMart Center Listen to previous episodes of Unspoken Words: Ep 1 - More Than Mutism Ep 2 - S-CAT: A Whole Person Approach Episode 3 - Co-morbidities of Selection Mutism (Guest: Dr. Vera Joffe) (Part 1, Part 2) Episode 4 - The Social Communication Bridge (Part 1, Part 2, BONUS FAQ) Ep 5 - Back to School (Guest: Jennifer Brittingham, LPC) Relevant resources: Handout - Medication in the Treatment of Selective Mutism Brochure – What is Selective Mutism

JOWMA (Jewish Orthodox Women's Medical Association) Podcast
First Do No Harm with Dr Christy Huff

JOWMA (Jewish Orthodox Women's Medical Association) Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 52:54


Christy Huff, MD, is a cardiologist and director of Benzodiazepine Information Coalition, a nonprofit that educates about the adverse effects of prescribed benzodiazepines. Dr. Huff attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern where she graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed an internal medicine residency at Washington University in St. Louis and a cardiology fellowship at U.T. Southwestern, with a focus in advanced cardiovascular imaging and noninvasive cardiology. Dr. Huff is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and was a private practice cardiologist in Fort Worth,Texas until 2011, when she became a stay-at-home mom after the birth of her daughter. Dr. Huff speaks and writes frequently about her lived experience with benzodiazepines. In 2015, she experienced adverse effects after three weeks of prescribed Xanax for insomnia. Over a three-year period, she slowly tapered off benzodiazepines utilizing Valium, and suffered protracted and disabling symptoms. Her personal experience led her to realize the serious risks of these medications and the potential severity of benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome, neither of which were emphasized during her medical training. Dr. Huff specifically advocates for better education of physicians regarding the adverse effects of benzodiazepines and how to safely taper patients off these medications. Her research interests include patient-centered benzodiazepine deprescribing and benzodiazepine-induced neurological dysfunction (BIND). In addition to her work at BIC, Dr. Huff is a member of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse's Benzodiazepine Action Work Group.

Bajenpodden
PROGRAM 451 "13 åringar på valium"

Bajenpodden

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 148:15


Vi tog med oss Bemma och Maggan till att reda ut en del käpphästar och hur supporterkulturen fungerar Också Malmö matchen i eftersnack (PATREONS) Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bajenpodden. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Get Your Life Back with Dr. Nicole Cain
4 Herbs Everyone Tapering Benzodiazepines Should Know About

Get Your Life Back with Dr. Nicole Cain

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 40:24


Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Ativan, Valium etc.) are a very effective prescription medication for anxiety, sleep and seizures. However, they are incredibly habit forming and difficult to get off of. Here's what we'll be talking about: Dr. Cain's #1 herb when taking/tapering benzos The benefits of each of these herbs Focusing on restoring brain health and nervous system   Medication Tapering Course   Ayurveda: The Key to Your Success Course   Dr. Nicole Cain, ND MA is a nationally renowned expert in natural mental health, helping people transform their mental health naturally by uncovering the root cause. She has been published by Salon Magazine, Well + Good, Psychology Today, quoted in Forbes and more!   Happy Healthy Hadlee is an ayurvedic expert, academic, healer and her mission is to teach people how to transform their habits, health, bodies, energy, confidence, and all of the other things in order to lead less stressed and more joyful lives.   Resources: Dr. Cain's Free Resources Holistic Wellness Collective - Monthly Membership Work one-on-one with Dr. Nicole Cain Hadlee's Happy Healthy Habits Program   Current On-Demand Courses: The Anxiety Breakthrough Program Ayurveda: The Key to Your Success Gut Health Course Medication Tapering Course Vagus Nerve Reset Program Natural Solutions for Bipolar Disorder Course Natural Solutions for Depression Course Liver Health Course High Libido Life (For Women)   Follow Dr. Nicole Cain, ND MA on: Instagram Facebook  YouTube DrNicoleCain.com   Follow Happy Healthy Hadlee on: Instagram Facebook HappyHealthyHadlee.com     Disclaimer: This podcast was created by Dr. Nicole Cain, ND, MA for educational purposes only. These are the opinions of Dr. Nicole Cain, ND, MA and should not be taken as the “definitive opinion” or “absolute medical opinion” on any subject. This podcast is not a substitute for medical, psychological, counseling or any other sort of professional care. Consumption of these materials is for your own education and any medical, psychological, or professional care decisions should be made between you and your primary care doctor or another provider that you are engaged with.   *The statements made herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. If you have any concerns about your own health, you should always consult with a physician or healthcare professional.

PICU Doc On Call
A Somnolent Toddler

PICU Doc On Call

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 28:57


Welcome to PICU Doc On Call, A Podcast Dedicated to Current and Aspiring Intensivists. I'm Pradip Kamat coming to you from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta/Emory University School of Medicine and I'm Rahul Damania from Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital. We are two Pediatric ICU physicians passionate about all things MED-ED in the PICU. PICU Doc on Call focuses on interesting PICU cases & management in the acute care pediatric setting so let's get into our episode: Welcome to our Episode: A Somnolent Toddler. Here's the case: A 2 yo M presents to the PICU after being found increasingly sleepy throughout the day. The toddler is otherwise previously healthy and was noted to be in his normal state of health prior to today. The mother dropped the toddler off at his Grandmother's home early this morning. Grandmother states that he was playing throughout the day, and she noticed around lunchtime the toddler stumbles around and acts more sleepy. She states that this was around his nap time so she did not feel it was too out of the ordinary. The toddler 1 hr later was still very sleepy, and the grandmother noticed that the toddler had some shallow breathing. She called mother very concerned as she also found her purse open where she typically keeps her pills. The grandmother has a history of MI and afib as well as hypertension. She is prescribed a multitude of medications. Given the child's increased lethargy, the grandmother presents the patient to the ED. In the ED, the child is noted to be afebrile with HR 55 & RR of 18. His blood pressure is 78/40. On exam he has minimal reactivity to his pupils, he has shallow breathing and laying still on the bed. A POC glucose is 68 mg/dL. Acute resuscitation is begun and the patient presents to the PICU. To summarize key elements from this case, this patient has: Drowsiness Bradycardia Normotension This is in the setting of being at grandma's home and having access to many medications Given the hemodynamic findings and CNS obtundation, this patient's presentation brings up concern for a clonidine or beta-blocker ingestion. This episode will be organized: Beta-Blocker poisoning We will also examine other medications that potentially can be toxic to a toddler (one pill can kill) present in Grandma's purse which include: TCA, CCB, Opioids, oral anti-diabetic agents, digoxin, etc. The presence of a grandparent is a risk factor for unintentional pediatric exposure to pharmaceuticals commonly referred to as the Granny Syndrome. Grandparents' medications account for 10% to 20% of unintentional pediatric intoxications in the United States. To kids, all pills look like candy. Let's start with a multiple choice. An overdose of which of the following medications may mimic the presentation of Metoprolol overdose? A. Verapamil toxicity B. Ketamine toxicity C. Valium toxicity D. Lithium toxicity The correct answer is A, verapamil toxicity. Verapamil is a non DHP CCB. It acts at the level of the SA and AV node similar to Metoprolol, a beta-1-specific antagonist. Both cause bradycardia and AV node block. Valium though a CNS depressant, can cause CV depression as well, however, would have fewer changes on the conduction system compared to a non-DHP CCB.  What is the mechanism of toxicity with beta-blockers? Beta-blockers are competitive inhibitors at beta-adrenergic binding sites, which results in decreased production of intracellular cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) with a resultant blunting of multiple metabolic and cardiovascular effects of circulating catecholamines. They attenuate the effect of adrenergic catecholamines on the heart Decrease inotropic and chronotropic response. Some drugs like Propranolol can act as Na channel blockers (myocyte membrane stabilizing activity) at high doses resulting in arrhythmias and seizures. Toxic doses of drugs like Sotalol can result in K channel blockade giving rise to prolonged QT and risk for...

The Benzo Free Podcast
Just Press Record: A Discussion of Emotions, Online Triggers, and BIND

The Benzo Free Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 57:40


Share this post with others: Have you ever been afraid to turn on the news? To check your social media feed? To visit your favorite discussion group? Have you ever been so afraid of your own emotions and reactions that you isolate completely? Well, so has D. In today's episode, D tries something different…again. He hits the record button with absolutely no idea what he is going to talk about. No script. No topic. No agenda. What evolved is an open and honest discussion about struggle and success, media and emotions, and the lingering effects of benzos and BIND. I hope you'll check it out. Welcome to Episode #106 Today, D just turned on the recorder and talked. No agenda or any plans as to what he was going to say. And this is what happened. Roll tape... Video ID: BFP106 Chapters 00:00  Morning in the Office03:38  INTRODUCTION07:44  Hitting the Wall / Benzo Brain09:09  Emotions, News, and Social Media15:26  How We Process Emotions17:56  I Don't Know Anything20:02  Online, Offline, and BIND28:32  Road Trip Recap32:50  An Extremely Emotional Journey34:52  Abdominal Distension36:15  I've Come So Far38:15  When Did I Feel Healed?40:43  How Do You Help?43:27  All You Need is Love44:19  Everyone is Fighting a Great Battle47:20  I Should Wrap This Up48:20  No Recordings from the Trip50:13  Amazed at the Podcast Reach53:01  Wanna Play Parcheesi? Drums?54:24  Maybe a Little Fear55:21  Final Closing  Episode Resources The following resource links are provided as a courtesy to our listeners. They do not constitute an endorsement by Benzo Free of the resource or any recommendations or advice provided therein. — Benzodiazepine Action Work Group (BAWG) — https://benzoaction.org— Benzodiazepine Information Coalition (BIC) — https://benzoinfo.com— The Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices — https://benzoreform.org Site Links VISIT US ONLINE— WEBSITE: https://www.easinganxiety.com— YOUTUBE (Easing Anxiety): https://www.youtube.com/easinganxiety— YOUTUBE (Benzo Free): https://www.youtube.com/benzofree PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK— COMMENT: On this video in YouTube— COMMENT: On the blog post on our website— FEEDBACK FORM: https://www.easinganxiety.com/feedback— EMAIL: feedback@easinganxiety.com SUPPORT US— Make a Donation: https://www.easinganxiety.com/donate Podcast Summary This podcast is dedicated to those who struggle with side effects, dependence, and withdrawal from benzos, a group of drugs from the benzodiazepine and nonbenzodiazepine classes, better known as anti-anxiety drugs, sleeping pills, sedatives, and minor tranquilizers. Their common brand names include Ambien, Ativan, Klonopin, Lunesta, Valium, and Xanax. Feedback We'd love to hear from you! The Benzo Free Podcast is a community podcast and we need your input to help it grow and improve. You can tell us what you think in the following ways: Fill out our Feedback Form at https://www.easinganxiety.com/feedbackEmail us at feedback@easinganxiety.com Comment on one of our videos or posts. Disclaimer All content provided on this YouTube channel is for general informational purposes only and should never be considered medical or health advice. The author of the content provided on this channel is not engaged in rendering medical, health, psychological, or any other kind of personal or professional services. Health-related information provided is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to diagnose or treat health problems or to prescribe any medical devices or other remedies. Never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it. Please visit our website for our complete disclaimer at https://www.easinganxiety.com/disclaimer. Music Credits All music is provided by and licensed through Storyblocks (https://storyblocks.com). Benzo Free Theme— Title: "Walk in the Park"— Artist: Neil Cross Production Credits Easing Anxiety is produced by…Denim Mountain Pressh...

Happy Single MOM
From S attempt to Success - The Rise Of The Single Mother

Happy Single MOM

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 38:30


From S attempt to Success - The Rise Of The Single Mother The Rise of the Single Mother An organisation & community formed to inspire/support single parents. I am a BACP Psychotherapist & Counsellor. MBACP BPS FdA BA Hons Adv PG Dip The Rise of the Single Mother is a blog where Laura shares her story of hope, fortitude, and of grit, determination, hard work, tears, pain and joy. It is the story of how one woman's struggle to raise her daughter on her own encompassed the stories of so many other women in the same position. Laura shares her story almost a decade ago she said ‘ I lay dying in the bathtub at my house in London.  It was January the 4th, not very original, early January is notorious for depression, S attempts and couples breaking up. I had drunk half a bottle of Patron Tequila, taken about 50 milligrams of Valium and S my wrists up the vein with a razor blade.  When my best friend couldn't get hold of me she called the Paramedics and Police at the same time, I couldn't tell you who arrived first or who dragged me from the crimson bath. My friend told me later she'd been informed I was a minute from death. I spent three days in the Psychiatric unit at Roehampton Hospital London. Whilst they had been sewing up my wrists at the Chelsea and Westminster hospital.  The first thing I discovered was that I could not leave, not because I was sectioned but because of a cunning little method, they employ to keep you there until they think you are mentally fit to leave. So, it goes like this; I was there voluntarily, I was not sectioned, but if I tried to leave before they said I was fit to go, guess what? they would section me. I was released on Monday, after being clinically assessed, and diagnosed with a good old-fashioned ‘nervous breakdown' caused by the onset of the Menopause and my relationship ending. My partner had left me and my daughter, packing his bags and going to stay with friends of mine on December the 19th. I was unable to cope with this at the onset of the Menopause and along with a couple of other heart breaking incidents had meant I had got to the end of my rope and truly believed everyone, including my daughter was better off without me. Listen to the podcast to hear how she overcame and became such a success. Click the link in my bio Follow @theriseofthesinglemother Follow @Happy_singlemompodcast Thank you to @mayaisac for letting me use her song – When I get there Check out my first journal on Amazon - She wrote it down and then it happened

La Guarida del Sith
LGDS 10x01 Ewoks 1 y 2 Spaceballs

La Guarida del Sith

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 204:53


Y por fin se acabaron las vacaciones de La Guarida del sith, para volver con todas las fuerzas del mundo a traeros estas películas, series, videojuegos y nuestras mayores locuras. Hoy tenemos sesión triple. Empezamos con las películas de los Ewoks. Un desastre altamente divertido donde no se durmió nadie, a pesar de nuestros colaboradores Fer, Sauron y el Mamado Lidel. Por otro lado le damos a Spaceballs que no tiene que ver pero si, con Star Wars. En esta ocasión, no conseguimos acabar todos el programa, ya que es príncipe Valium consiguió vengarse de las garras de un malvado colaborador. Quien será el elegido? Para todo esto estamos Fer, Mario, Corle, Olorin y el Mamado. Esperemos que lleguéis a disfrutar tanto como nosotros, como mínimo, de todo esto... Porque venimos de las estrellas!!! Mas enlaces de la guarida: https://allmylinks.com/laguaridasith

BackTable ENT
Ep. 68 In-Office Procedures for Nasal Valve Obstruction with Dr. Mary Ashmead

BackTable ENT

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 72:58


In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Ashley Agan and Dr. Gopi Shah speak with Dr. Mary Ashmead, a Dallas/Fort Worth based rhinologist (Texas Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialists) about in-office procedures for nasal valve obstruction. --- CHECK OUT OUR SPONSOR Aerin Medical https://aerinmedical.com/ --- SHOW NOTES First, Dr. Ashmead describes her typical work up for a patient presenting with nasal valve obstruction in the clinic. She explains that “congestion” is a common but ambiguous chief complaint that patients use when they are unable to be specific about their nasal problems. She emphasizes the importance of doing a thorough ENT review of systems and asking about nasal obstruction for patients with chief complaints other than nasal valve obstruction as well because one-fifth of patients with severe nasal valve obstruction are missed. Before she observes her patients, all of them will complete a NOSE score as well. During the physical exam, Dr. Ashmead observes the nasal bones and external nasal valves first and then uses a rigid scope to examine the internal valve, turbinates, septum, and nasal mucosa. She does not routinely give her patients a nasal decongestant before doing her primary scope exam, as she wishes to examine the patient's nose in its native state. Then, she will administer a nasal decongestant and go through the second scope exam again. Miscellaneous issues she will look for include nasal polyps and sinusitis. For conservative treatments, she generally prescribes nasal steroid spray, topical antihistamines, Afrin at night, nasal dilators, Breathe Right strips, and nose cones. Then, Dr. Ashmead delves into the different in-office procedures she employs for nasal valve obstruction patients. The type of therapy she embarks on will depend on the kind of patients she sees. Some of her patients will want to fix everything at once up front and others will want multiple procedures in smaller steps. Additionally, some patients will choose the operating room setting over the office setting. Finally, other details to consider are the patient's desire to keep the same appearance of their nose, the patient's skin thickness, and recovery time. Dr. Ashmead recommends the VivAer procedure for patients with a positive modified Cottle maneuver test, dissatisfied patients post-septoplasty/turbinate reduction, rhinoplasty patients with a narrowed internal valve, and snorers. The VivAer procedure uses bipolar radiofrequency energy to shrink tissue and allow the surgeon to remodel the internal nasal valve, turbinates, and swell body. There are different cooling and heating cycles that take a total of 6-7 minutes to complete. During this procedure, Dr. Ashmead uses a scope to visualize where to place the small paddles. She notes that rebound swelling, nasal tip tension, and the development of scabs are three common minor consequences of this procedure. Next, she discusses the Latera nasal implant, which can only be used in dynamic valve collapse. She does not use this synthetic implant often, as it can get infected and many patients do not want an implant in their noses. A third option she mentions is a septal rhinoplasty, a procedure that she often refers to her facial plastics colleagues. Finally, Dr. Ashmead goes into detail about her anesthesia procedure and the role of anxiolytics in her practice. Her patients will take either 0.125 mg of halcion or triazolam one hour before they arrive at her office for the procedure. In longer cases, she will prescribe her patients Valium. She emphasizes the importance of thorough topical numbing; she usually uses a 4% topical compounded tetracaine/lidocaine gel. Generally, she avoids administering epinephrine in the office, as adrenaline can aggravate an already nervous patient. Finally, she does everything she can to soothe the patient, such as having separate procedure rooms with soothing music and dimmed lights. --- RESOURCES VivAer Procedure: https://vivaer.com/hcp/

The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast
078: Dr. Anna Lembke, Bestselling Author, Psychiatrist & Stanford Professor: The Hidden Epidemic Of Benzodiazepines & How It's Impacting Your Sleep

The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 45:02


Benzodiazepines (often referred to as benzos) are often prescribed to treat anxiety, seizures, and sleep disorders. Some of the most common benzos include Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, and Valium. In this episode, the Author of “Dopamine Nation” & “Drug Dealer, MD,” Psychiatrist & Stanford professor Dr. Anna Lembke, joins us to discuss the sleep-related drug benzos and why it's called a "Hidden Epidemic." Dr. Lembke notes that between 1990 and 2012, the rate of benzo use increased, leading to widespread addiction and overdose rates.Dr. Lembke discusses her journey as a therapist specializing in addictions and explains the risks associated with long-term benzodiazepine use and the process of helping patients get off these hugely addictive drugs.  Thankfully, the latest neuroscience research has allowed her and others to understand better what's happening in the brain as we become addicted and what happens when we embark on the process of getting off of them.Benzodiazepines cause many physical changes in your body and brain. These can be unpleasant and frightening, but they can also be eased off gradually & responsibly with the support of trained professionals. If you or someone you know is struggling with long-term benzodiazepines, you will want to listen to this episode!GUEST BIO: Anna Lembke, MD is professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. A clinician scholar, she is the author of more than a hundred peer-reviewed publications, has testified before the United States House of Representatives and Senate, has served as an expert witness in federal and state opioid litigation, and is an internationally recognized leader in addiction medicine treatment and education.In 2016, she published Drug Dealer, MD – How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard to Stop (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016), highlighted in the New York Times as one of the top five books to read to understand the opioid epidemic (Zuger, 2018).  Dr. Lembke appeared in the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, an unvarnished look at the impact of social media on our lives.  Her latest book, Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence (Dutton/Penguin Random House, August 2021), was an instant New York Times bestseller and explores how to moderate compulsive overconsumption in a dopamine-overloaded world.SHOW NOTES: 

First Prize Films
BONUS || Teen Comedy - Superbad vs. Clueless

First Prize Films

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 50:06


Pick your wardrobe from your 90s computer and don't forget your fake ID because we're going back to high school for this embarassing failure of a bonus episode: Superbad vs. Clueless. Dave and Blake make some realizations, like "Oh... this is why we don't do comedies on this podcast", "Should we be talking about teens and romance this much?" and "Did Blake refill his Valium prescription before recording this?" Grab a bottle of Goldslick and give your new friends a makeover because things are about to go horribly wrong on First Prize FIlms. If you'd like to support the show, consider rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts, following us on social media @firstprizepod, or checking out our weekly Twitch stream at twitch.tv/first_prize_films. For more info, check out firstprizefilms.com. This episode was written, produced, and edited by Blake Hawk and Dave Holland. Our technical advisor is Jordan Hawk. Special thanks to: Jippsen Heckernickel, Third-wheelin' Fogle, and Cher's God complex ©2022 - Throughline Media, LLC

The Benzo Free Podcast
Our Mailbag: Sickness, Setbacks, Symptoms, and Self-Esteem

The Benzo Free Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 52:31


Share this post with others: COVID and BIND. Symptoms and setbacks. Isolation. Distraction. Memory loss. Relationships and loss. And of course, acceptance and success. What do these all have in common? Well, they all are related to benzos, and we will cover them today.   In today's episode, we revisit our mailbag and hear your comments, your questions, and your feedback. D also shares his 8-year anniversary and even invents a new word — contentness — without knowing it. More on that later. I hope you will join us for this latest episode.   NOTE: There is a lot of good content here, but some of the stories may be difficult to hear if you are easily triggered by stories of struggle in BIND. Welcome to Episode #105 Today, we return to our old format with an introduction, mailbag, and moment of peace. Our feature is our mailbag where we get to hear your comments and stories and feedback and other great stuff. Some of it is messy and difficult to hear, but it's real, it's BIND and it's important to share. I hope you find it helpful and informative. Take care. Video ID: BFP105 Chapters 00:00  INTRO01:41  Our Old Format03:00  Feeling Better03:29  Mourning / Emotions05:45  My Benzo Anniversary06:55  Carolina Road Trip08:50  Setting Priorities at EA10:08  Back in the Basement10:54  Our Format11:34  That Silver Lining13:27  FEATURE: Mailbag15:02  Repeat Prescribing / Loving Oneself19:58  Isolation / Expanding the Bubble23:04  More Success Stories25:45  COVID, Symptoms, and Setbacks35:03  Cognitive Difficulties / Memory36:28  Relationships / Acceptance40:53  Podcast Stats42:28  Finding Contentment48:00  MOMENT OF PEACE Episode Resources The following resource links are provided as a courtesy to our listeners. They do not constitute an endorsement by Benzo Free of the resource or any recommendations or advice provided therein. — Benzo Free Podcast #9: Anxiety the Beast of Benzo Withdrawal —https://www.benzofree.org/podcast/anxiety-the-beast-of-benzo-withdrawal-bfp009/— CDC COVID Symptoms — https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html— Book: Benzo Free — https://easinganxiety.com/book Site Links VISIT US ONLINE— WEBSITE: https://www.easinganxiety.com— YOUTUBE (Easing Anxiety): https://www.youtube.com/easinganxiety— YOUTUBE (Benzo Free): https://www.youtube.com/benzofree PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK— COMMENT: On this video in YouTube— COMMENT: On the blog post on our website— FEEDBACK FORM: https://www.easinganxiety.com/feedback— EMAIL: feedback@easinganxiety.com SUPPORT US— Make a Donation: https://www.easinganxiety.com/donate Podcast Summary This podcast is dedicated to those who struggle with side effects, dependence, and withdrawal from benzos, a group of drugs from the benzodiazepine and nonbenzodiazepine classes, better known as anti-anxiety drugs, sleeping pills, sedatives, and minor tranquilizers. Their common brand names include Ambien, Ativan, Klonopin, Lunesta, Valium, and Xanax. Feedback We'd love to hear from you! The Benzo Free Podcast is a community podcast and we need your input to help it grow and improve. You can tell us what you think in the following ways: Fill out our Feedback Form at https://www.easinganxiety.com/feedbackEmail us at feedback@easinganxiety.com Comment on one of our videos or posts. Disclaimer All content provided on this YouTube channel is for general informational purposes only and should never be considered medical or health advice. The author of the content provided on this channel is not engaged in rendering medical, health, psychological, or any other kind of personal or professional services. Health-related information provided is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to diagnose or treat health problems or to prescribe any medical devices or other remedies. Never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it.

Irish Times Inside Politics
The origin of America's opioid epidemic - with Patrick Radden Keefe (originally posted 2021)

Irish Times Inside Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 50:34


Patrick Radden Keefe is an American writer and investigative journalist. His book Empire of Pain is a detailed history of the Sackler dynasty and their role in the American opioid epidemic. Known for their dedication to cultural philanthropy, the family built their wealth on pharmaceuticals, starting with tranquillisers like Librium and Valium, before eventually moving on to the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin. In this episode, the award-winning author talks to Hugh about the origins of the addiction crisis, the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy trial and the mark the family left on the world.First published in August 2021. Inside Politics will return with a new episode next week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Retire In Texas
Walked away from business to go into fulltime ministry with Bill Loveless

Retire In Texas

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 22:25


Your business could make all the money in the world. But will it buy you happiness? A family who loves you? Connection with God? Sometimes, your business gets in the way of what really matters.  And when you pivot careers, suddenly life changes: relationships become deeper, you become closer to the Lord, and you feel overwhelmed with content.  Today's guest, Bill Loveless, had a thriving construction business. But at 48 he threw it all away after a call from God. Now he helps Texans achieve peace through Christ.  In this episode, you'll discover how listening to the Lord's call makes room for peace,relationships, and happiness.  Listen now.  Show Highlights Include: Why woodwork gives your computer-obsessed grandchildren a sense of purpose (5:15)  How the Lord heals your childhood traumas (even if He never speaks to you directly) (11:42)  Why deepening your relationship with Christ makes you peaceful (even when fear storms the media) (17:31) The 2000 year old, drug-free anxiety cure that's more potent than CBD or Valium (19:05)

The Benzo Free Podcast
The Dinner Party: Caregivers, Relationships, and Living with BIND (Benzo Chat)

The Benzo Free Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 67:44


Share this post with others: Two benzo survivors. Two caregivers. Pizza. Cookies. And a covered porch in a rainstorm.  What else could you want? Join us for this very special and revealing conversation about living with benzos from two couples who know it intimately. In today's episode, we share our second benzo chat recorded on our recent road trip. On June 5th of this year, Shana and I joined Steve and Heather on a porch at their home in the great state of Iowa. The evening was delightful. We talked about benzos for over an hour and learned so much from each other. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Welcome to Episode #104 Welcome to our second benzo chat. This one was very unique. We stopped by to visit Steve and Heather on our way through Iowa and we had a wonderful time with them. The conversation was so good, I just had to record it. Thankfully, they were gracious enough to let me and I think it turned into a real gem. Thanks again to Steve and Heather for their hospitality and courage in being so honest. Video ID: BFP104 Chapters 0:00:00  Intro0:04:52  BENZO CHAT0:06:10  Steve's Benzo Story0:11:58  Caregivers0:12:52  Heather's Story0:16:11  Caregiver Self-Care0:18:21  It's OK to Not Be OK0:20:20  Discovering the Cause0:21:47  Wave Attacks0:23:51  Snipe Hunting0:24:19  Pushing Through0:25:39  Communication0:27:58  Drug Potency0:29:17  Advice Roundtable0:38:37  Communication0:42:48  Dinner in the Rain0:43:16  Support Systems0:45:32  Self-Care / Meditation0:46:39  We Get Better0:48:42  Happy Moments (Dad Jokes)0:55:15  Frustration / Irritation0:55:59  Enough Guilt to Go Around0:57:34  Setbacks & Limits0:59:15  Lowering the Bar1:01:10  More Info Available1:03:01  Last Words1:06:06  Closing Episode Resources The following resource links are provided as a courtesy to our listeners. They do not constitute an endorsement by Benzo Free of the resource or any recommendations or advice provided therein. BENZO FREE / VIDEO PRESENTATION— “A New You: Life After Benzo Withdrawal” — https://youtu.be/Nm3EwJFeRTA REFERENCES FROM CHAT— Baylissa Frederick — https://baylissafrederick.com/— Jennifer Leigh — https://thrivewithdrjenn.com/ — Medicating Normal — https://medicatingnormal.com/ RECOMMENDED BENZO SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS— Benzodiazepine Action Work Group: https://benzoaction.org— The Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices: https://benzoreform.org— Benzodiazepine Information Coalition (BIC): https://benzoinfo.com Site Links VISIT US ONLINE— WEBSITE: https://www.easinganxiety.com— YOUTUBE (Easing Anxiety): https://www.youtube.com/easinganxiety— YOUTUBE (Benzo Free): https://www.youtube.com/benzofree PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK— COMMENT: On this video in YouTube— COMMENT: On the blog post on our website— FEEDBACK FORM: https://www.easinganxiety.com/feedback— EMAIL: feedback@easinganxiety.com SUPPORT US— Make a Donation: https://www.easinganxiety.com/donate Podcast Summary This podcast is dedicated to those who struggle with side effects, dependence, and withdrawal from benzos, a group of drugs from the benzodiazepine and nonbenzodiazepine classes, better known as anti-anxiety drugs, sleeping pills, sedatives, and minor tranquilizers. Their common brand names include Ambien, Ativan, Klonopin, Lunesta, Valium, and Xanax. Feedback We'd love to hear from you! The Benzo Free Podcast is a community podcast and we need your input to help it grow and improve. You can tell us what you think in the following ways: Fill out our Feedback Form at https://www.easinganxiety.com/feedbackEmail us at feedback@easinganxiety.com Comment on one of our videos or posts. Disclaimer All content provided on this YouTube channel is for general informational purposes only and should never be considered medical or health advice. The author of the content provided on this channel is not engaged in rendering medical, health, psychological,

Stinker Madness - The Bad Movie Podcast
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) - I was gone in 20

Stinker Madness - The Bad Movie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 93:59


A tow truck driver decides to make a movie that teaches us a master class on how to boost cars. Someone knows way too much about stealing cars here. So along the same vein as Miami Connection, Deadbeat by Dawn, and The Room a guy who doesn't have any training or experience making movies uses his dubious personal funds to make his dream project - a movie. That's what H.B. Halecki did here. But he made a movie about what he knew - stealing cars. Ol' H.B. or Tobey by his friends, had a successful tow truck company which to me says he repossessed a lot of vehicles and so made a movie about breaking into cars and moving them without any one knowing.  Sadly, car thieving instructional videos aren't very exciting. That's the front 5/8s of the film. There's an attempt to church it up a little with a little bit of ADR comedy and you know how that always goes. There was no script for this movie and so that just makes a pile of movie. Its just scenes spliced together in no meaningful or predetermined manner. That's kind of important and there's a reason. If you don't have forethought in your film, you've just got a pile of movie and that doesn't work. Seriously, Tommy Wiseau makes better movies. However, one can just go to the chase scene that lasts 40 minutes. The stunts are incredible and incredibly dangerous. They're not really stunts when they are real and you're just filming carnage though. But even then, it gets stale. They are long nonsensical sequences of cops getting Eleanor surrounded and then he gets away until the next location where he's surrounded again. I'm sorry but H.B. isn't Hal Needham. You STILL NEED TO HAVE FORETHOUGHT IN YOUR SCENES!!! The Eleanor sequence has a smatter of amazing moments but is stuffed around a bunch of boring.  I'm sorry to those who think this is great (including our own Sam) but the story of making the movie is way more exciting and interesting than the film itself. Its the most exciting boring movie ever. Like a cocaine Valium.

How Long Gone
375. - Sam Buck

How Long Gone

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 67:55 Very Popular


Sam Buck is America's next gay country singer. His new record Out Of Control, is out now. We chat about giving up on travel, instructors smoking at the Milan Barry's Bootcamp, does every airline customer service phone number go to the same place, The New York Times did a story about different drinks that comedians like to have on stage, Sam Lives in a wanderlust cabin where he may or may not shit in a bucket and we do 30 minutes on said home, blue collar Mass life, his ex-roomate is a designer drug influencer, powdered Valium gummers, workwear like Carhartt and Dickies are referred to as “boy clothes,” off the rack 501's with the stretch fit, being a wine wife, country stolen valor, Kacey Musgraves' boyfriend is sick with the poetry pen, the Orville Peck in the room, life is a game of costumery, Chris knows all the different levels of “Carhartt Gay,” debadging clothes is too feminine for Sam, when Grindr and Scruff don't scratch the itch, try “Sniffies,” the SEO for “balls smell amazing” is amazing, and marijuana has ruined his life. Donate to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund instagram.com/sambuckcountry twitter.com/donetodeath twitter.com/themjeans --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howlonggone/support