"Tristan's death taught me my power. But my illness taught me to be gentle and submissive to what it actually takes to honor yourself and your boundaries. I thought I knew what ease and grace were, but the dysfunction literally disabled me so I could learn my lesson."
Losing a loved one is one of the most painful experiences a person can go through. The emotional weight of watching someone you care about fade away is excruciating and can cause a heavy toll on the body and mind.
In today's episode, we have the privilege of hearing Gutsy Health Founder, Juanique Roney, share her powerful story of overcoming adversity and reclaiming her health. A year after her husband's death, she felt as though an atomic bomb had gone off in her body, leaving her struggling with a multitude of symptoms, including those similar to Lyme disease, MCAS, Epstein-Barr syndrome, multiple sclerosis, depression, and anxiety.
"Cold therapy is one of the best things you can do for vagal tone. When people are chronically in fight or flight, it gets you out of that and helps you get you into parasympathetic states again.”
Despite our earnest attempts for vitality, no one is exempt from experiencing stress, depression, inflammation and other kinds of neurological disturbances. When your body is groaning in agony and your mind is buried in a deep, dark place, you may not realize it but getting shocked to reset your system is just what you desperately need.
And because it happens even to the most health conscious of us, knowing the advanced modalities out there gives you an edge especially when you’re a case that doctors can’t point a finger to. Along with the famed Hyperbaric Chamber available at Provo Health, there’s also the Cryotherapy Chamber which is also a game changer in making you feel amazing once again - for only three...
Show Summary: "Imagine your body as a tree trunk with termites burrowing and leaving a bunch of holes. Lyme loves to attack neural tissues that keep you stuck in a PTSD loop - even if the ‘termites’ aren’t alive anymore.”
Lyme is a mysterious illness that not all people know of. Showing up in symptoms like migraine, anxiety, acidic stomach and other unidentified malaise, your body feels at its worst.
But, once doctors check, they find nothing serious and suggest that it's your imagination. Is it? Or did they miss identifying Lyme disease as the true and hidden culprit?
Join our guest, Hailey Scarbrough, as she takes us through her holistic victory with Lyme disease. She tells her story about finding her trusted medical practitioners. Not to mention, the long-lasting protocol that doesn't have to include antibiotics.
Indeed, knowledge is power. Let’s decode Lyme disease by listening to Episode 38 of the Gutsy...
Show Summary: “You will not heal until your mind aligns with your healing. You can only heal if you stop what’s causing your pain in the first place. Never give up hope; you are your best healer.”
**********Trigger warning: Cancer story and suicide ideation.**********
It’s been a year since Tristin's passing, and Juanique is here with us today to share her journey that spans over five years.
It all started when she was 28 years old and 20 weeks into her pregnancy when the world seemed to have stopped revolving the moment they found out that her husband was diagnosed with stage 4 Lung Cancer.
Throughout those years, she has been nothing but a solid support system for Tristin, her children, and her friends. She carried all the emotional and psychological weight of the situation while refusing to show vulnerability. Not for selfish reasons, but to continue taking care of everyone around her.
As a trauma...
Show Summary: “Energy moves through us. Just because we feel certain emotions doesn’t mean it’s us.”
Oftentimes our thoughts create our emotions. And our emotions lead to our moods. And when we put these moods on repeat long enough, we feel like we are stuck in an endless loop and they eventually become our identity. That’s how powerful our mind is.
Everything begins in our minds and our healing journey starts with it as well. Mindset is always number one.
In this week’s episode, we welcome back one of our fantastic frequent flyers in the Gutsy Health Podcast, Britt Lefkoe, to talk about the relationship between our mind and body, and how our mindset is tied to the energy and emotions that flow through us.
Britt is an exceptional mindset coach. We’ve worked with her in the Gutsy Health Academy and I have personally witnessed her brilliance when it comes to personal development.
Show Summary: "Ketamine creates the death of the ego. It takes those things you've been keeping alive with your ego and says they no longer serve a purpose."
Cancer patients and their caregivers go through many challenges that lead to psychological problems like anxiety and depression. And the standard talk therapy that happens between patients and psychiatrists isn't enough. In recent years, some people put up Ketamine clinics. But these clinics are just cash cows and still do not help in addressing the psychological experiences that cancer patients and their caregivers go through.
So in this episode, I am deeply honored to have Krista Andersen, my partner, in putting up our Ketamine clinic. She has been dealing with cancer as a caregiver at an early age since her mom was diagnosed with lung cancer when she was ten years old. Then her sister, and then her. But amazingly, she is now at the stage of moving forward to being in remission.
Show Summary: "Every substance has an impact on our brain, body, and our mind. If you overeat sugar, your mood does something, and if you have too many stimulants like coffee, your mind does something."
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression are now experienced by more people, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Contracting the disease or having the pain of losing loved ones from it triggers these on people. These can be debilitating and cause people to feel powerless, unmotivated, and worthless.
So today, we are lucky to have Dr. Michael Sapiro, a clinical psychologist, psychedelic-assisted therapist, Dharma teacher, meditation researcher specializing in utilizing therapies and modalities, who helps retrain the brain and heal people from these psychological problems.
Dr. Sapiro shares how Ketamine can be used for therapy in helping people deal with these psychological problems. Listen as he walks us...