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The Pain-Free Zone

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February 13, 2018
Is Medical Cannabis right for your Fibromyalgia condition
Is medical cannabis right for your Fibromyalgia condition? Necie explores that question, and the overall benefits of medical cannibus with Joseph Friedman, R.Ph. MBA, founding member and principal at Professional Dispensaries of Illinois, (PDI) Medical LLC.
February 06, 2018
Battlefield of the Mind
When you have a chronic illness, you cannot control the ebbs and flows of your illness. Some days, you wake up and feel great, while others, the pain is too great to even get out of bed. It is hard to manage your emotions when you don't know what is going to happen from one day to the next. You may get angry, you may get depressed. So not only to you have to manage your physical pain, you also need to handle your mental pain as well. Neice shares tips to help you with those battles.
January 30, 2018
ENCORE SHOW: Managing Chronic Illness in the Work Force
This week, Necie chats with Alex Umansky, Esq. about chronic illness in the work force. How can you manage your illness and treatments, and keep from getting fired? What regulations are in place to protect you? And what changes could be on the horizon due to the political climate?
January 23, 2018
The Alternative Pain Treatment Directory
Cindy Perlin, a licensed clinical social worker, certified biofeedback practitioner, chronic pain survivor and author of The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free returns this week as our guest host. She will discuss the creation and future of The Alternative Pain Treatment Directory, the "go to" resource for chronic pain patients looking for safe, effective pain relief. Through a combination of alternative pain treatment provider listings, recommended products and informative articles, pain patients can find everything they need to feel better.
January 16, 2018
Fibromyalgia versus Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic pain and fatigue are common symptoms of both fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. But how can you tell what you are suffering from? Necie explains some of the similarities between the two conditions, and the differences.

Neice will also discuss her journey with fibromyalgia, how the condition is diagnosed, and the most common treatment options.
January 09, 2018
Intentions Instead of Resolutions
Mew Year's Resolutions are meant to be broken. So this year, we suggest intentions instead of resolutions!

Neice will talk about the Seven Day Intention challenge she is doing with her pain management support group. She will also talk about how to find the right doctor, and why it is so important to find the right doctor on your first try.
January 02, 2018
ENCORE SHOW: Overcoming Chronic Pain by Tending to the Mind, Body and Spirit
Cindy Perlin, a licensed clinical social worker, certified biofeedback practitioner, chronic pain survivor and author of The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free returns this week as our guest host. Cindy will discuss the dangers of most conventional pain treatments and how to develop a safe, effective treatment plan that incorporates body-based, mind-based and spirituality-based approaches to maximize your healing potential.
December 19, 2017
Patient Rights - How to advocate for Yourself!
As a patient, you have certain rights. Some are guaranteed by federal law, such as the right to get a copy of your medical records, and the right to keep them private. Many states have additional laws protecting patients, and health care facilities often have a patient bill of rights.

For those suffering with long term or chronic health issues, it is incredibly important to know what those rights are. We will discuss those rights this week. Necie will also lead a personal discussion on the symptoms and treatments for Fibromyalgia.
December 12, 2017
What is True Wellness
Each of us is part of an unhealthy culture in crisis. Modern medicine's answer is to label diseases and medicate symptoms. The result? Our culture has become more ill and fatigued than ever. Our guest Dr. Rachel Northern believes that you need to heal the underlying causes of your disease before you can achieve true wellness. Your body is designed to heal itself, and she will help us discover what your body truly needs in order to restore itself from the inside out.
December 05, 2017
My Mayo Clinic Experience
Necie was recently at the Mayo Clinic for treatments related to her fibromyalgia. She will discuss what happened with her doctors, and why the visit was.

In part two of the episode, Necie will discuss her upcoming Seasonal Solidarity Virtual Summit, beginning on December 12th.
November 28, 2017
Stress and Disease: The Hidden Connections
Kyle Davies is a coach, author and trainer. He teaches people how to optimise their wellbeing, attain clarity of mind, and perform more effectively at work, home, and in life. Kyle originally qualified as a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and is the creator of Energy-Flow Coaching.

Kyle began his career in management consulting before moving into healthcare. Along with colleagues, he pioneered a new approach for treating chronic fatigue and pain, anxiety, depression and other stress related symptoms - which is reflected in the recently published book, The Intelligent Body.
November 21, 2017
Eliminating Toxins
Autoimmune disease has many core causes, but a big one is toxins. Reducing your toxic load is critical to healing your leaky gut, which will start to allow your body to participate in healing your pain. Our guest this week is health coach Cheryl Meyer, award winning author of It Feels Good to Feel Good: learn to eliminate toxins, reduce inflammation and feel great again. She will discuss how those toxins are getting into our bodies, and how to eliminate them.
November 07, 2017
Medicine's Best Kept Secret: Biofeedback and Neurofeedback for Chronic Pain
Our guest host is Licensed Clinical Social Worker, nationally certified biofeedback practitioner and chronic pain survivor Cindy Perlin. She welcomes Susan Antelis a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, certified biofeedback and neurofeedback practitioner and creative arts therapist. They will discuss the use of biofeedback and neurifeedback for chronic pain treatments.
October 31, 2017
Cindy Perlin and The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments
If you are in chronic pain and youíre not getting adequate relief from your treatment, You need to read Cindy Perlin's book. You donít have to learn to live with your pain. There are treatments available that could safely cure your pain.

The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments reviews the evidence for the safety and effectiveness of a wide variety of treatments as well as how organized medicine is keeping you from getting the care you need and deserve. Itís a comprehensive guide to avoiding the treatments that donít work or are likely to cause harm and selecting the therapies that are most likely to promote healing.
October 17, 2017
The Body Code and the Reduction of Chronic Pain
This week's guest is Mark Hernandez, a Holistic Practitioner / Certified Body Code Practitioner and a Certified Advanced ASHWork Practitioner. He helps people (especially female professionals) that have "hit the wall" with health and well-being issues. His work is non-invasive, safe, gentle and yields results--at times instantly, and in other cases, over time.

We'll be talking about the Body Code as a tool for reducing chronic pain.
October 10, 2017
If the majority of people with chronic health conditions are leading fairly normal lives, what's their secret? In a word, acceptance. Necie will discuss why this is so important, especially when dealing with a disease like Fibromyalgia.

Plus, Necie also shares some of her favorite products for dealing with chronic pain.
September 26, 2017
Mikel Carmon M.A., EALI, EEM-CP
Our guest on this episode is Mikel Carmon M.A., EALI, EEM-CP. She is author of CreateEnergy: Co-Creating Your Life with Conscious Intention, Balance and Simplicity

We create our lives with our thoughts and our behaviors. When we consciously choose our behavior or our thoughts, we are choosing to create a life of what resonates with us. It is that simple.

Co-creating your life with the Universe is what this life/day planner is all about. Every day, you choose what you want to experience and focus on. It is that simple. You get to choose. And intentional living is the result of deliberate choices, actions and thoughts.

Photo Credit © Can Stock Photo / Nikki24
September 19, 2017
Dr. Erin Stair
Necie welcomes Dr. Erin Stair, a physician and health consultant who runs Blooming Wellness, a holistic health and wellness consultation service and blog. She is affectionately known to her patients as Dr. Eeks. She will discuss her new book Manic Kingdom: Based on a True Story, a compelling book, based on a true story, about one doctor-to-beís struggle with mental illness and finding recovery in highly unusual, dangerous places.

In addition, we will be discussing ZenBand & ZENTone Sound Therapy.