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Episode 17: Calliope Tsoukalas

In our 17thepisode, Lauren brings back a familiar guest: Calliope Tsoukalas, a nutrition and wellness coach based in Los Angeles, CA. Calliope is on the show again not only to go more in-depth about her practice, but also to share her experiences living with one of the most nebulous of invisible illness diagnoses: IBS. Key…

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Episode 16: Sarah Belclaire

Sarah Belclaire is an art librarian, fine art photographer, writer, and researcher based in Boston. Believe it or not, she and Lauren connected over email when Uninvisible first launched…because, like our first guest Mercedes Yvette, Sarah had lupus! Let’s explain the use of past tense here…Sarah lived with drug-induced lupus for two years – a…

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Episode 15: Kent Holtorf, M.D.

Kent Holtorf, M.D. is the medical director of the Holtorf Medical Group, and a founder and director of the non-profit National Academy of Hypothyroidism (NAH). He has trained numerous physicians across the country in the use of bioidentical hormones, hypothyroidism, complex endocrine dysfunction, and innovative treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic infectious diseases,…

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Episode 14: Paige Fockler

Paige Fockler is a performer and podcaster who lives with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. She is the host of Greetings From Depression, a podcast in which she interviews individuals who live with mental illness, and aims to create an environment in which discussions about mental health are acceptable, productive, and completely de-stigmatized. In this…

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Episode 13: Karen Felice, RMT

Karen Felice is a renowned Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui and Karuna traditions. She’s no stranger to the demands of a busy work-life, with a background as a TV news producer and editor. Having made a career shift in 2011 with her training school and Reiki practice, Reconnect to Wellness, she now keeps a…

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Episode 12: Sonora Chase

Sonora Chase is an actress and writer living in Los Angeles. She has now survived not just one, but TWO acoustic neuromas – benign, fast-growing brain tumors that have affected her hearing, balance, spatial awareness, and facial nerves. In this episode, she shares her brave story – which involves a battle with health insurance companies,…

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Episode 11: Michele Sherman, MFT

Lauren interviews another amazing health practitioner in this episode: Michele Sherman, MFT. Michele is a specialist in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy, which can be extremely useful in overcoming traumas of all shapes and sizes. She runs a practice out of Encino, CA. Key links mentioned in this episode: Michele Sherman, MFT Psychology…

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Episode 10: Katie Georgiou

In episode 10, Lauren conducts her first international interview with actress Katie Georgiou, who lives in London (UK). Katie has been living with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (MS) since she was young, and waited 10+ years for her official diagnosis at age 19. In this conversation, she tells us what her flares look and feel like,…

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Episode 9: Rachel Trobman

Lauren sits down with Rachel Trobman, founder and CEO of Upside Health, creators of the pain management app Ouchie. Not only is Rachel a busy working mom of two, but she also lives with mixed connective tissue disease. She gives us a glimpse into her life running a fast-growth business and helming a family on…

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Episode 8: Dayna Schaaf

Join us as we embark on a series of interviews in search of a diagnosis. Dayna Schaaf is an entrepreneur based in Phoenix, AZ. She started having symptoms a few months ago and has early possible diagnoses of rheumatoid arthritis and/or lupus SLE. What does the search for answers in the invisible chronic illness world…

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