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Episode 31: Becca Lustgarten

Becca Lustgarten is a vocalist, writer, and classically-trained actress. A few years ago, after suffering severe digestive distress, she was diagnosed with Celiac disease. Celiac is more than an allergy – it is a degenerative disease that causes major digestive destruction if left untreated. The only treatment? To go gluten-free. Becca joins us to share…

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Episode 30: Dr. Ginny Orenstein, Part 2

Listen in to Part 2 of Lauren’s interview with Dr. Ginny Orenstein (Dr. of music!) of @EatPrayLupus, who healed herself of lupus SLE, rheumatoid arthritis, two benign brain tumors, and stroke with Medical Medium Anthony William’s protocols for diet and lifestyle. Not only has Dr. Ginny been able to tackle her own health concerns, but…

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Episode 29: Dr. Ginny Orenstein, Part 1

At 34, Dr. Ginny Orenstein (doctor of music!) had finally been diagnosed with severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis in her chest and spine, two benign vascular brain tumors, and a microvascular ischemic brain disease (stroke). Her life was one of confinement – she had been bedridden for 2.5 years, and prescribed medications and…

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Episode 28: Eric

Eric is originally from Philadelphia, PA, and was born with cystic fibrosis. Diagnosed at the age of 1, his original life expectancy was between 10-14 years. As advances in medical treatment have moved forward, so has his life expectancy…so much so that Eric has now, at 41, surpassed his doctors’ hopes. He moved to Southern…

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Episode 27: Lara Bloom

Lara Bloom is the international Executive Director of The Ehlers-Danlos Society. Finally diagnosed with EDS at the age of 24 (after many years of chronic pain and frustration), she channeled her healing into patient advocacy. Her job is to raise global awareness of rare, chronic, and invisible diseases, with a focus on the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes,…

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Episode 26: T. Sydney Bergeron Mikus

T. Sydney Bergeron Mikus is an award-winning writer, artist, designer, model, and activist based in NYC. They live with TBD (tick borne disease), including Lyme, Bartonella, and ehrlichia, as well as POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). They create work driven by healing advocacy, art, and narrative as tools for change, and self-care as disruption. They…

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Episode 25: P. Brendon Lundberg

With a vision to build the safest, most consistently effective and non-invasive solution to the epidemic of chronic pain, Brendon Lundberg (a chronic pain survivor himself) co-founded Radiant Pain Relief Centres in Oregon. The centres use an FDA-approved and Mayo Clinic-tested treatment for chronic pain called Scrambler Therapy, which targets the brain’s response to pain…

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Episode 24: Noah Gardner

Noah Gardner is a scientist based in Massachusetts. He was diagnosed with type 1 (juvenile) diabetes in 1995, at the age of 12. While this autoimmune condition is genetic, his diagnosis came completely out of the blue to both him and his family. A little background on T1 diabetes: in an autoimmune reaction, the immune…

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Episode 23: Em & Kate

Em & Kate are the sisters behind the wellness blog Two Being Healthy. Both live with lupus, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), mast cell activation disorder (MCAD), and cytochrome mutations (which have affected their ability to metabolize certain drugs). Having spent much of their adult lives living with and navigating the symptoms…

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Episode 22: Ilene

In an effort to preserve this guest’s privacy, we are using an alias in this episode – an Uninvisible first! Ilene is an award-winning 6th-grade elementary school teacher. She is also a survivor of rape, “endometrial symptoms” (aka, undiagnosed endometriosis – chronic pain that was only compounded by her sexual assault), and hypothyroidism. She joins…

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