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Our goal is to make each of our guests exclaim: "hmmm... that's a good question. I don't know the answer." ...because when that happens, it means you, the listener, may be inspired to learn more beyond the interview and to ask great questions yourself that lead to new insights. In this podcast, we cover, Historical and current Anthropology, Comparative Religion and History

The Good Question Podcast Richard Jacobs

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 57 Ratings

Our goal is to make each of our guests exclaim: "hmmm... that's a good question. I don't know the answer." ...because when that happens, it means you, the listener, may be inspired to learn more beyond the interview and to ask great questions yourself that lead to new insights. In this podcast, we cover, Historical and current Anthropology, Comparative Religion and History

    Empowering Schizophrenia Support: Overcoming Treatment Refusal and Delays with Compassionate Strategies for Your Loved One

    Empowering Schizophrenia Support: Overcoming Treatment Refusal and Delays with Compassionate Strategies for Your Loved One

    What would you do if everyone around you insisted that significant parts of your life were mere illusions, urging you to seek help while you adamantly believed otherwise?
    Such a scenario often leads to refusal of treatment, profound confusion, and a sense of isolation. This phenomenon has a name: anosognosia. It's a symptom that affects individuals with certain neurological conditions and around 50% of people with schizophrenia.
    Today, we're joined by two esteemed guests: Dr. Xavier Amador, clinical psychologist and Founder of LEAP INSTITUTE, and Janet Hays, Founder and Director of Healing Minds NOLA. Together, they delve into their experiences working with individuals grappling with schizophrenia and share information about schizophrenia in general, including risk factors, prevalence, and potential new treatments on the horizon.
    Tune in as we explore:
    Effective communication strategies for friends and family members dealing with a loved one who likely has schizophrenia but remains unaware (Dr. Amador shares a deeply personal story on this topic) The systemic barriers hindering access to schizophrenia treatment, resulting in worsened, potentially irreversible deterioration (and what we need to do about it!) Key risk factors for the development of schizophrenia during fetal development and early childhood Distinguishing between drug-induced psychosis and psychosis stemming from schizophrenia and the challenges in making this differentiation Understanding the mechanism and potential of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as an alternative treatment for schizophrenia Don't miss this crucial episode as we delve into vital insights that can transform our understanding of and approach to schizophrenia.
    If you need help getting your loved one into treatment, check out Dr. Amador's book, I Am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help! How to Help Someone Accept Treatment. For more resources and information, visit:
    Home | Treatment Advocacy Center
    About Dr. Amador- LEAP Institute- Shaping Mental Health Care
    Untreated Serious Mental Illness & Policy Reform New Orleans (healingmindsnola.org)
    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/38oMlMr

    • 46 min
    Gummy Goodness: Unlocking the Benefits of Superfood Mushrooms in Troop Nutrition's Innovative Treats

    Gummy Goodness: Unlocking the Benefits of Superfood Mushrooms in Troop Nutrition's Innovative Treats

    Meet Stephanie Moyal, the innovative co-founder behind Troop Nutrition, a pioneering company specializing in functional mushrooms known for their myriad health benefits.
    Stephanie's journey into the world of functional mushrooms was transformative. Upon discovering these powerful fungi, she was captivated by their potential to revolutionize health and wellness, uncovering a hidden realm of nature that few were discussing.
    Together with her cousin, Jake Mellman, Stephanie embarked on a mission to harness the incredible benefits of mushrooms. Their passion for mushrooms intensified with lion's mane cultivation as they delved deeper into their remarkable properties. Experimenting with mushroom gummies and sharing them with friends and family yielded overwhelmingly positive feedback, leading them to embark on a new venture: Troop Nutrition was born.
    Join us as we delve into Stephanie and Jake's journey, uncovering:
    The secret behind Troop Nutrition's exceptionally potent mushroom products, setting them apart from others on the market Insights into the different parts of mushrooms and where to find the most bioavailable compounds A deep dive into cordyceps mushrooms, known for their unique properties (including their ability to improve sexual wellness) The evolving landscape of the mushroom industry and what's to come Don't miss this enlightening episode, and explore Troop Nutrition products at Home – Troop (trytroop.com).

    • 22 min
    Epigenetic Eats: Nourishing Fertility & Wellness with Nikki Burnett

    Epigenetic Eats: Nourishing Fertility & Wellness with Nikki Burnett

    Food is more than just sustenance; it's a powerful communicator that directs our body's functions and guides our way of life. This sentiment is central to Nikki Burnett's work as a functional nutritionist and Founder & CEO of Taste of Life.
    Her journey into functional nutrition stemmed from a profound realization: confusion is pervasive about what constitutes healthy eating and the "right choices." Burnett decided to immerse herself in the study of nutrition, driven by a desire to empower others with knowledge.
    With a focus on nutrition for fertility and pregnancy, Burnett unveils enlightening insights on today's episode. Tune in to discover:
    The pivotal role of epigenetics in shaping our health and that of future generations How proactive preparation, beginning at least four months before conception, can eliminate common frustrations associated with fertility and pregnancy Nutritional guidance for individuals grappling with autoimmune conditions Insights into the profound impact of mental well-being and stress levels on physical health, along with strategies for improvement What to anticipate during the initial month of dietary transformation and how to stay motivated by focusing on the long-term benefits Interested in learning more? Listen to the full conversation and visit Nutritionist Denver CO | Taste Life Nutrition.
    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/38oMlMr

    • 31 min
    Healing Beyond Borders: Navigating Trauma, Personality, & Self-Worth With Transformative Therapy

    Healing Beyond Borders: Navigating Trauma, Personality, & Self-Worth With Transformative Therapy

    Tobias Schulze joins us today to discuss his work as a clinical psychologist and mental health expert. As the Director of Talking Cure Mental Health Services, he specializes in complex trauma and personality disorders – with a specific interest in narcissistic presentations and self-worth regulation.
    Tobias has a deep passion for helping people manage complex psychological issues, recurrent mental health problems, and failed prior treatments. Taking a holistic approach to his practice, he aims to treat the deeper layers and core causes of mental illness in order to achieve sustainable outcomes. 
    From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Schema Therapy, Tobias works from a modern psychodynamic perspective to fulfill one central goal: treating his clients as human beings…
    In this episode, we dive into:
    Ideas Tobias had to unlearn when he started working in psychology.  The value of “trying out” new things in therapy. Where the intersection of trauma and personality lies.  The two elements of personality disorders.  To learn more about Tobias and Talking Cure, click here now!
    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/38oMlMr

    • 35 min
    The Youth Mind Matters: Navigating Adolescent Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mental Health Problems

    The Youth Mind Matters: Navigating Adolescent Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mental Health Problems

    Meet Dr. Elisabeth O'Rourke, a licensed clinical psychologist and the clinic director at MindWell Psychology, LLP. She specializes in aiding children and adolescents grappling with mental health challenges across New York State.
    After earning her undergraduate degree, she dedicated years to a residential program, orchestrating short-term stabilization for children in acute psychiatric crises and addressing issues spanning from self-harm to runaway behavior.
    Currently thriving in a group practice, Dr. O'Rourke's focus extends to individuals contending with an array of mental health afflictions, particularly anxiety, depression, OCD, tics and Tourette’s, ADHD, and trauma.
    Tune in to unravel:
    The intricate interplay between uncertainty, loss of control, and anxiety, exacerbated by today’s world The negative impact and positive influence of social media on the mental well-being of today's youth Strategies tailored to alleviate anxiety in teenagers versus older adults The many surprising ways self-harm can manifest How depression is reinforced by anxiety, creating a detrimental loop Press play to embark on an important exploration of the nuances of mental health in children and adolescents with Dr. Elisabeth O'Rourke.
    Learn more at Elisabeth O'Rourke, PhD — MindWell Psychology - Evidence Based Mental Health Care (mindwellcenter.com).
    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/38oMlMr

    • 24 min
    Finding Light in the Darkness: Susan Bartz Herrick's Journey Through Substance Abuse and Loss

    Finding Light in the Darkness: Susan Bartz Herrick's Journey Through Substance Abuse and Loss

    Slow Dancing with the Devil: A Son's Substance Use Disorder, A Mother's Anguish is a stirring account of a mother's journey alongside her son through the depths of substance abuse. From his initial dependency on narcotics, stemming from multiple prescriptions of oxycodone, to surviving a harrowing 1% chance of survival after a near-fatal car crash in 2010, their story is one of resilience in the face of unimaginable odds.
    Today, the author and mother, Susan Bartz Herrick, joins us.
    Over the years, her son endured a litany of medical challenges, including multiple hospitalizations, surgeries, and intestinal blockages, all while grappling with the ongoing necessity of narcotics for pain management. Yet, amidst the medical turmoil, Susan uncovered a stark reality: the medical community's lack of understanding in treating individuals with narcotic dependencies, particularly concerning anesthesia for surgery.
    Compounded by stringent regulations limiting access to crucial medications like suboxone, their journey sheds light on the systemic barriers individuals face in accessing comprehensive addiction treatment. Herrick shares insight into the enduring nature of substance use disorder, challenging prevailing notions of a "cure" and confronting the pervasive stigma that surrounds those afflicted.
    Tune in to uncover:
    Why there's no such thing as becoming totally "cured" from substance use disorder The cultural image of people with substance use disorders and how stigma affects the people who are afflicted by substance use disorder The 1200% increase in overdose deaths in the past 24 years – why is this happening, and why aren't we talking about it more? The process of how one becomes addicted to a substance and undergoes tremendously painful withdrawals The treatment of addiction in US culture compared to other medical conditions like heart disease The role of sugar, diet, and exercise in recovering from substance abuse and addiction Take advantage of this moving conversation. Press play now, and join Herrick's efforts by reading her book Slow Dancing with the Devil: A Son's Substance Use Disorder, A Mother's Anguish.
    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/38oMlMr

    • 36 min

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