Interviews and Topical Podcasts 12-08-16 to 09-14-17 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ September 7, 2017
Parkinson’s disease: A challenge or a curse? Four steps to approach Parkinson’s more positively. Mindset adjustment. Exercise for intensity and neuroplasticity. Body awareness, yoga or qi gong. Reaching out and doing for others.
John Coleman has recovered from Parkinson’s disease using naturopathic medical modalities..This is our second interview in which John relates the naturopathic understanding of the etiologies of Parkinson’s disease.
I’m enthusiastic. It’s gonna happen. I will bring Holistic medical interventions to the PwPs in Uganda. Join me in this project. I’ll be updating our progress every two or three days. In Uganda I’ll send back videos of the work taking place there. Join the team by subscribing to my newsletter and podcasts.
Episode 33 - Uganda challenge 1 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ August 2, 2017
Parkinson’s Recovery Radio was founded in 2004 by Robert Rodgers, PhD to provide support, information and resources to persons who currently experience the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Robert Rodgers is a refreshing and even courageous voice on the Internet to get the word out that there are many possible interventions for people with PD other than just traditional Western allopathic medicine. He deserves our thanks and recognition for helping us all to find our individual paths with PD.
Episode 32 – An Interview with Robert Rodgers ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ July 26, 2017 Another case of an individual who decided against taking medication. He is doing well and may never need it. Only time will tell, but he is on the medication-free path.
Episode 31 – Meet Rich, an exceptional Parkinson’s Person _______________________________________________________________________________________________ July 6, 2017 Meditation is now endorsed by almost all movement disorder specialists – and all PwPs who already have a meditation practice. I have posted my version of Simplified Meditation training on my website. You might want to give it a try.
Episode 30 – Meditation and Parkinson's ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ June 18, 2017 I interview a colleague from our local PD support group. (www.pdsupportlc.net) She illustrates how a person can change the course of their illness rather dramatically.
Episode 29 – She has reversed many PD symptoms. Now she’s doing better and better. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ June 15, 2017 Drawing on examples from my fifty years in medicine I tell the story of how beliefs are held to be unshakable truths. But then something comes along to shatter those beliefs and turn things on their heads. I propose that by taking my non-medication approach to PD to Uganda, I might demonstrate that medications may not be as indispensable as currently believed.
Episode 28 – Beliefs of the medical establishment later proven to be wrong ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ June 10,2017 I put together two conversations I had with John Pepper, but I wasn’t the best organized, so the recording is a bit disjointed. My apologies. But the content is important. I hope you get the take-home concepts despite a choppy recording.
Episode 27 – Two conversations with John Pepper ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ June 6, 2017 I clarify three medications I mentioned in the past. If fatigue and tiredness plague you, ask your MD about Dextroamphetamine. If your sleep is disordered and not restful, ask your MD about Trazodone. If you want to participate in an unusual trial, go to Clinicrowd.com and sign up to try mannitol for a year. In the second half of this recording I announce my plans to bring my wholistic medical practices to the country of Uganda.
Episode 26 - Updates and more ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ May 3,2017 Guided imagery with music to reduce the psychological impact of the words “panic attack” and replacing them with the words “Elmer Fudd.” This is a whimsical, meditative experience that will subtly change your response from fear to amusement when the thought of a panic attack come to consciousness.
Episode 25 - Diminishing Panic Attacks ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ May 3, 2017 A respectful and informative conversation from opposite ends of the medical care spectrum. Many PwPs have found significant benefit in various complementary and alternative medical approaches. Their stories and thoughts should not be dismissed or ignored.
April 27, 2017 A detailed examination of mindful conscious walking. The absolute importance of intensity in the bodymind. Episode 22 - Intensity: Exercise and focus _______________________________________________________________ 4/08/2017 Can mannitol reverse symptoms of PD? You can participate in a unique research project to help determine the answer to the question. A research group in Israel called CLINICROWD has created a project to answer the question. Mannitol is a naturally occurring form of sugar. The FDA classifies it as a food not a drug. People from all over the world are participating. You’ll get all the details when you listen to this podcast. Episode 20 – Mannitol ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3/23/2017 This conversation with John Pepper is less a formal podcast interview than just listening to friends chat. As I spend more time with clients and interviewing those people who are doing unusually well with their PD, I find my thinking evolving. This coming summer I will devote to writing a book that will inform and encourage PwPs to act and reverse some symptoms of their disease. I am finding that I am entering an uncomfortable place where I disagree more and more with the traditional allopathic approach to PD. Episode 19 – Regaining Self-Confidence ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ 03/10/2017 Current medications for PD still leave a lot to be desired. Alternative medicine has a place if you are careful and don’t try too many things at one time. The last half is a discussion of two medications; one that assists restful sleep and the other to help overcome low energy and apathy. The subject of medication in PD is massive. This is simply a brief reflection on common current PD meds and an introduction to two meds that may help combat insomnia and apathy. Episode 18 – A brief discussion of medications and PD ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ 03/09/2017 We ramble a bit and cover a diverse set of PD talks and end with our rendition of an old WW I song. Our fundamental message remains the same: You don’t have to let PD have its way with you. You can resist and consciously change reverse your symptoms and change your course. Episode 17 – More good chatting with John Pepper ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
12/29/2016 Nobody gets lessons about how to have PD. I have created a training program that can help in reducing and even reversing some symptoms of PD. You get the diagnosis. Then what do you do? You remember someone you knew who had PD or you hear about their unfortunate lives from friends and family. The internet is filled with an enormous amount of information. Most educational, some inspirational, some scary, and some downright false. Most of us stumble along reading this or that, trying this or that, getting mad at our neurologists and / or the drug companies, and tending to fear the future. Here is my first report. Episode 11- How to be successful with Parkinson's disease
_____________________________________________________________________________ 12/10/2016 So is humor really the best medicine? For anybody to recover from any adversity, it is an essential medicine. But what is humor exactly? Jokes? Laughter? Pretty much everyone agrees that a sense of humor is a good thing. But if it is such a good thing why don’t more people use it? Answers to that question number in the thousands. Some people are born with a temperament for humor and likewise some others are not. Most of us fall in the middle. The more pressing question might be, can we change our sense of humor in our adult life or when facing a catastrophic illness. The answer is yes . . . but it ain’t easy. I had the good fortune of teaming up with a really funny performer back in 1981. Charlie Metcalf, known as “CW”, was a gifted humorist, a mime and a sometimes television actor. He was also a friend. When a local hospital said they wanted a educational program on humor we teamed up and gave it a go. Long story short, we were a hit. By the end of two years we were written up in the Wall Street Journal and had presented at notable places like the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Mayo Clinic. We had a ball, but went our separate ways in 1986. In 1988 I wrote my first book, A Laughing Place, The Art and Psychology of Positive Humor in Love and Adversity. I continued to provide workshops throughout the US and Canada and one in Norway with a guy named Jerry Barnham, the son of the famous P. T. Barnum. About 1994 I turned my attention to treating persons with the severest forms of depression and stopped traveling. My book was successful selling 17,000 copies and going through 7 printings. When I get the time, I’m going to rewrite it with Parkinson’s People in mind. So, come along now as I offer you ‘Health and Humor 101.’ Episode 6 - Humor in Parkinson’s Disease? You gotta be kidding! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
12/09/2016 Listen to this often. It is good medicine. It costs nothing. It has no negative side effects. But it's not covered by most insurances or Medicare. Who cares? No worries. Episode 4 - PD Affirmations with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ 12/09/2016 I created this for whomever needs a time out - but not like being sent to the naughty chair. In the game called life, a few minutes to quietly recharge. Episode 3 - Time Out ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ 12/08/2016 One of the most common questions I am asked concerns medical marijuana. Parkinson's People are divided on the subject. Half say they would never try it. The other half are willing to try, but don't know how to proceed. I'm happy to tell you I'm the guy who can give you some pretty good information. Living in Colorado has distinct advantages. I grew my own MMJ in my basement for two and a half years. I tried several different strains. I shared my product with others. I took and ten-hour accredited CME course from the Society of Cannabis Clinicians of which I am a member. I’ve interviewed nearly twenty PwPs who have tried it. When considering medical marijuana, several matters need to be addressed:
What symptoms do you want to treat?
What’s the best way to take it?
What about dosage?
What about the CBD-THC ratio?
Come on and hear what I have to say. You will have a clearer idea at the end of this show whether you want to try medical marijuana or not. Episode 2 - Medical marijuana for PD. What's the real story. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ 12/08/2016 Hello fellow Parkinson's People. Welcome to the first episode of upbeat, positive Parkinson's talk radio. I am your host, Dr. Christian Hageseth. A retired psychiatrist, I have had motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease going on six years now. My non-motor symptoms for nine. Why I am doing this is because I do not take any medications for PD and I function at a very high level. I am reaching out to my fellow Parkies (are you comfortable with that name?) to share what works for me. To provide encouragement, education, understanding, latest and greatest things coming down the pike, and those that should be trashed forever. As my show progresses I will interview you—Parkinson’s People. I will engage in monologues that I intend to be brief and to the point. I will interview experts including traditional medicine providers and alternative healers. I proclaim that there is only one person who can make your PD better. Who’s that, you ask? It’s not your neurologist, your alternative healer, or your care partner. No. The only person who can improve your PD is YOU! Let’s get going. Episode 1 - Hello fellow Parkinson's People.