100 episodes

The Life With Herpes Podcast is created to educate, entertain and connect the underserved and, often ostracized, community of people living with herpes. Each week, Life With Herpes the show focuses on personal stories, managing day to day life with herpes, a weekly Ask Alexandra section, and weekly interviews with medical or industry professionals. We will cover things ranging from the stigma, how to cope and the hard core facts about herpes. The show will help people with the virus understand it and learn how to survive their outbreaks.

Life With Herpes Alexandra Harbushka

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 94 Ratings

The Life With Herpes Podcast is created to educate, entertain and connect the underserved and, often ostracized, community of people living with herpes. Each week, Life With Herpes the show focuses on personal stories, managing day to day life with herpes, a weekly Ask Alexandra section, and weekly interviews with medical or industry professionals. We will cover things ranging from the stigma, how to cope and the hard core facts about herpes. The show will help people with the virus understand it and learn how to survive their outbreaks.

    Healing Shame: Exploring the Nervous System and Herpes Stigma

    Healing Shame: Exploring the Nervous System and Herpes Stigma

    In this enlightening episode, delve into the intricate connection between the nervous system and the emotional impact of a herpes diagnosis. Discover how shame and societal stigma can influence our neural pathways, affecting not only our mental well-being but also our physical health. Join us as we explore strategies to heal and empower ourselves in the face of herpes stigma, nurturing a healthier relationship with our nervous system and our self-worth.
     
    💚Learn more about Brainbased Wellness and get 2-weeks of free membership here:
    https://www.lifewithherpes.com/brainbased-wellness
     
     

    • 50 min
    Navigating Faith, God, and Theology in the Herpes Shame Game with Lindsey Ellyn

    Navigating Faith, God, and Theology in the Herpes Shame Game with Lindsey Ellyn

    A powerful interview Alexandra did with Lindsey Ellyn, the author of The Shame Game: A Counter-Cultural Approach to Overcoming Shame and Improving Mental, Relational, and Sexual Health, where they talk about the shame that a herpes diagnosis can bring.
    In the tapestry of life, certain threads can lead us to unexpected places, challenging our perceptions and reshaping our understanding of self-worth, relationships, and societal norms. Lindsey Ellyn's candid revelation about her herpes diagnosis serves as a poignant narrative, weaving together themes of healing, faith, and the courage to break free from the stifling chains of stigma.
    Lindsey's journey begins with the profound realization that her worth extends far beyond the label of a herpes diagnosis. It's a universal truth that beckons each of us to recognize the complexity of our humanity, with herpes being just one facet of the intricate tapestry of our lives.
     

    💔Get in touch with Lindsey:
    https://www.lindseyellyn.com/
     
    💔Get Lindsey's book on Amazon
    https://amzn.to/47QFbNf
     

    • 58 min
    Thyroid & Gut Health and It's Connection to Herpes

    Thyroid & Gut Health and It's Connection to Herpes

    "Join Coach Sarah Joy on a transformative journey through thyroid and gut health. A former warrior battling Epstein Barr, Herpes, Hashimoto's, and Hypothyroidism, she conquered chronic symptoms and reclaimed her health. After enduring misdiagnoses and ineffective treatments, Sarah reclaimed her power, delving into extensive research and self-healing methods.
    Now a certified Transformational Nutrition and Thyroid Coach, her passion lies in empowering women combating various health challenges, from thyroid imbalances to infections like Herpes, Epstein Barr, and more. As a Holistic Root Cause Coach, Sarah educates and supports women in overcoming obstacles such as gut imbalances, diet struggles, and trapped trauma.
    Her mission? To educate and empower 100 million women by 2030 on the crucial connection between Herpes and Thyroid illnesses. Tune in to explore holistic wellness strategies and embark on a journey toward vitality and understanding.
    💢Follow Sarah on social media: Instagram, Tiktok & Youtube channel:
    @coach.sarah.joy, visit her website www.coachsarahjoy.com,
    or listen to her podcast:
    Thursday Thyroid Talks
    💢Update: Hi Everyone, It's Coach Sarah Joy,  I wanted to point out that I mentioned two things in the podcast backwards on accident. Call it the heat of the moment, or my mind running faster than my mouth. Regardless, I apologize for any confusion. You're welcome to DM me on IG any time for clarity.
    💢Coach Sarah Joy does not diagnose, treat, heal, cure or prevent any illness, medical condition or mental or emotional condition and nothing on our website, its content or in our services is intended to diagnose, treat, heal, cure or prevent any illness, medical condition or mental condition.  Coach Sarah Joy provides Thyroid and Nutrition  information and education.  Our services are not medical or mental health advice. Sarah Lohman is a Health and Wellness Coach, not a mental health or healthcare professional.  Nothing on our website, in our Content or in our Services should be construed as healthcare or mental health advice or as a substitute for a consultation with a healthcare or mental health professional who can review and advise you on your specific situation.  Anyone choosing to implement any information on our website or in our Services should obtain prior medical clearance from a licensed or registered healthcare or mental health professional to declare them sufficiently healthy, and determine that the information on our website or in our services is appropriate and useful for them. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking professional advice because of information you have read on our website, or received from us.  Coaching is in no way to be construed as psychological counseling, therapy or medical advice.

    • 1 hr
    How Your Nervous System Controls Herpes Outbreaks

    How Your Nervous System Controls Herpes Outbreaks

    In this insightful episode of Life with herpes podcast, join your host Alexandra Harbushka and special guest Elisabeth Kristof as they delve into the fascinating connection between the nervous system and herpes outbreaks. Elisabeth, a renowned expert in nervous system health, shares valuable insights and practical tips on how understanding and supporting your nervous system can play a pivotal role in managing and preventing herpes outbreaks. Tune in to discover empowering strategies for achieving a healthier, more balanced life with herpes.
    Life with herpes is committed to providing you with expert advice and empowering conversations about living your best life, even with herpes. Don't miss this enlightening discussion that could make a significant difference in your journey.
    Listen now to gain a deeper understanding of how your nervous system impacts herpes outbreaks, and learn actionable steps to take control of your well-being.

    • 53 min
    Understanding Herpes: Insights from an OBGYN

    Understanding Herpes: Insights from an OBGYN

    In a recent interview, we had the opportunity to speak with Dr. John Martin, an experienced OBGYN, who shared valuable insights about herpes, its impact on pregnancy, and how individuals can navigate this diagnosis. Join us as we delve into the conversation and gain a better understanding of herpes from a medical professional's perspective.

    • 28 min
    The Secret Society: An Online Support Group for Herpes Community

    The Secret Society: An Online Support Group for Herpes Community

    Finding out you have herpes can be a difficult and isolating experience. When Alexandra, the founder of The Secret Society was first diagnosed, she felt alone and without support. That's why she created The Secret Society, an online support group for people living with herpes.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

judluk ,

Just What I Needed

I never thought in a million years I would find comfort in a Podcast titled with the word Herpes in it! And here I am. Thank you for calming my nerves. I love how simple you explain things; thank you for your down-to-earth personality!

spookyhunny ,

Question & review

Love this podcast so far. My question is where I can send in personal questions? Someone lmk !

Alexandrus13 ,

Awesome and very helpful podcast

Make sure you listen to this if you have herpes, have somebody in your life that has herpes, or are just sexually active and want to educate yourself. It has some slight incorrect facts in the beginning, but small, less important, and they are mostly corrected later in the podcast.

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