Sickboy is determined to break down the stigma associated with illness and disease. Join Jeremie, Brian and Taylor as they tackle health taboos with people who have experienced them firsthand. Taking the lead from Jeremie's life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis, the three best friends help us understand that sometimes the best way to deal with illness, disease and life is simply to laugh.
A Life Of Unanswered Symptoms - The Controversial Conspiracy Theory of Chronic Lyme Disease
This week we chat with Jakki about her years-long struggle with her health. The symptoms are weird as hell and they have piled on over quite a long time. We're talking about difficulty walking, swallowing, talking. Not to mention the hallucinations and other psychological symptoms. So what does she have? Hard to say, really. Some docs told her she has cat scratch fever. Some have said it's Lyme disease. Some are completely stumped... What matters to Jakki is less about the label of what she has and more about finding her way onto the road of recovery. We talk about her struggle with her health, the conspiracy theories surrounding Chronic Lyme, her beliefs in what she may or may not have, and just trying to find peace in a life plagued with unanswered symptoms.
Taylor Swift Is A Vibe, You Know This - Feel Good Friday
This week we find out that blasting T Swift before cutting someone open is the sweetest thing one can do for a person. This is the health care that we need, folks. Then, dogs. Are they really man's best friend? A new study shows that they could actually hate us and be spreading a new novel coronavirus. But... they're just too damn cute for us to care. Jabs for Joints!! Some places in the U.S. are giving out free weed, man! All you need to do is not be a dumb dumb and get your vaccine. Finally this week's health segment is like the origin story of a superhero or supervillain. Anatoli Petrovich Bugorski stuck his head in a particle accelerator and a proton beam blasted through the back of his skull at the speed of light. What do you think happened to him?
Routine Checkup: MDMA Therapy & The Neuroscience of Love with Brian Earp
Turns out love is more than just a bunch of birds and bees getting it on. There is an entire science behind what happens in the human brain when we fall head over heels. Love chemicals flood the brain when we form attachment and fall in lurrrv. Not unlike how MDMA (also known as ecstasy) floods the brain with feel-good neurotransmitters. Now combine MDMA alongside couples therapy and you've got a pretty interesting potential for groundbreaking work in healing past trauma. We are elated to be joined by Brian Earp — Associate Director of the Program in Ethics and Health Policy at Yale University & Research Fellow in Practical Ethics at Oxford, to discuss this fascinating topic with us.
No Burp — The Gas Has Gotta Go Somewhere: Retrograde Cricopharyngeus Dysfunction (R-CPD).
Hannah has never been able to burp. No big whoop you say? Well did you know that most people produce about 1 to 3 pints of gas a day and pass it through a burp or a fart about 14 to 23 times a day. Now think about that... What if you all of a sudden didn't have the ability to release that gas through a belch? If it still isn't sinking in, let Hannah express to you how awful it can be. Bloating so bad she looks 6 months pregnant. Constant pain. Way worser farts. Then on the other side of things, how dismissive doctors can be when it comes to getting a diagnosis for something like Retrograde Cricopharyngeus Dysfunction (R-CPD). Hannah has a fascinating story that leads us to a ""cure"" with a procedure that is really quite simple in the grand scheme of things... However, easy doesn't necessarily mean accessible.
The Man Who Survived Getting Hit By A Rocket Propelled Grenade - Feel Good Friday
Metal. A NS prisoner in his 70s has been declined parole to seek alternative treatment to his cancer treatment. The gang chime in with their thoughts on this very grey area and Brian proves that he doesn't have a heart. It's been a front this entire time. Lucy the accessibility evangelist made some big moves in the world of accessible washing machines. Then we cover one of the wildest What The Hellth?! segments yet! A soldier has an unexploded RPG surgically removed from his hip/abdomen and survives! A harrowing story of war and valor. Shout out to Andre Antunes for the killer metal intro!
Routine Checkup: Ketamine Assisted Therapy w/ Dr. Shannon Dames
Dr. Shannon Dames is a professor of nursing at Vancouver Island University and a resilience researcher. This week she takes the fellas on a journey into the world of Ketamine-assisted therapy for PTSD. How is it different from traditional psychotherapy? Are there risks involved? What do the results look like? Another fascinating conversation about how psychedelics can change our mental wellbeing for the better.
I just listened to the episode on June 4th, 2018 with Alex who was diagnosed with Pompe Disease. I love it because i am currently in the early process of this same thing as her after many years of misdiagnosis so i appreciate the realness of it while getting to laugh about it too. It felt so good to hear another young, athletic female who is going through the same things. Thank you!!