I Feel It In My Bones (Chronic Pain & Inflammation)
A revealing story about one woman’s lifetime of pain, and new advancements in the treatment options for chronic inflammation.
Explored in this episode
- The difference between inflammation and chronic inflammation
- The outcomes of chronic inflammation
- The various triggers of chronic inflammation: from diet to injury to emotional trauma
- Stem cell research and new ways the medical system is dealing with the ever-increasing number of chronic inflammation sufferers
- Mind-body medicine and the possible effects of childhood trauma on our health
Voices in the conversation
Journalist and owner of Delish General Store in Vancouver, Canada
I always start my story at diagnosis forward like nothing happened before.
Tamara is a woman of many talents: she owns Delish General Store, launched her own clothing line called Strong as a Mother, and has been writing about her experiences with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. When she was six years old, Tamara was diagnosed with what would become a lifelong affliction, and has undergone many treatments and therapies in the last 40 years. Her theory that her arthritis stems from childhood sexual abuse is only just now becoming part of her story.
Dr. John Pitts
Leading stem-cell therapy physician and researcher at Regenexx Stem Cell Therapy
A medical graduate of Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Pitts completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Now, he practices at Centeno-Schultz Clinic in Boulder, Colorado.
He discusses the use of Regenexx stem cell and Super Concentrated Platelets (advanced platelet rich plasma) for treating cartilage damage, as an alternative to invasive surgery. He also shares his thoughts on the connection between inflammation and dietary choices.
The Whole 30 Diet
This health movement encourages you to cut alcohol, sugar, grains, legumes, dairy and additives from your diet for 30 days straight, no cheating. The Whole30 Diet helps you explore what’s foods affect you day-to-day to restore a healthy emotional relationship with food, and with your body.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells can repair and replace tissue in the human body. In other words, stem cells have the power to heal. The procedure used by Regenexx utilizes stem cells from your own body to amplify your body's natural repair process, cutting down on the need for invasive surgeries and joint replacements.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
The study demonstrates an association between adverse childhood experiences (physical, sexual and emotional abuse; experiencing neglect, mental illness, separation or divorce in the household; witnessing violence; incarceration of a caregiver) and health and social problems experienced as an adult.
RMT for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Guest Tamara Komuniecki counts massage therapy among the most successful treatments for myofascial release and alleviating the daily symptoms of her rheumatoid arthritis.
Qi Integrated Health
A multidisciplinary clinic, the Qi team looks at the body from every angle, then pulls from all major health disciplines to treat dysfunction, cure disease, and support a healthy mind and body.
An American Tibetan Buddhist, Pema Chödrön is a leading exponent of teachings on meditation and how they apply to everyday life. She is known for her interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences, and has written many popular books on various topics.
Managing Editor at Saje Natural Wellness, Meghann Shantz brings her personal story of healing and a love of storytelling to Well Now – a podcast born out of a desire to help us all discover the hidden side of health and how to achieve wellness. She draws from her experiences navigating western and alternative medicine to heal her anxiety and physical injury to connect with guests about their own stories of overcoming physical and emotional challenges.
Naturally curious and on a quest for meaning, Meghann holds space for the raw expression and authentic stories of her podcast guests, believing that our world would be better if we chose to honour other people’s journeys and processes without judgement – and believing in the power of telling your story.