This podcast outlines the journey to managing Hashimoto's Disease for Ebony Colina that started 10 years ago. In this podcast, you will learn about how I was able to reduce many of my symptoms through a variety of different channels. There will be both individual accounts and interviews that seek to help others determine the best strategies to become whole, happy and healthy.
153. Just Don't Stay There with Kim Walsh
Just don’t stay there… Take a listen to Kim Walsh of Warrior Forward as we discuss her account of learning about her condition. One big takeaway for me as I listened again has been sometimes we do have to push forward in the moment, but it’s so important to take time to grieve and heal.
It can be very easy to get lost in the "I'm fine" trap. I often ask my friends, how are you really? I want you to focus on the same thing today.
How are you? What's really going on?
It's totally okay if that is something you are struggling with right now in this season, but I want to remind you that you can do it, whatever it is...even if it means going slower than originally planned.
150. Herbal Oils and Vegetable Oils
Today's podcast episode is all about vegetable oils.
Yes, we are still in high school chemistry as we review the basic structures of lipids and such. However, when you understand the makeup of plant oils, you can develop an understanding of why some of your favorite products work.
Also, we celebrated Thyroid Awareness Month in January! Visit joyfulebony.com/thyroidawarenessmonth for all of the details, plus, some proceeds will be going to autoimmune.org!
148. Patient Portals
This episode is all about patient portals.
It may be easy to call the doctor's office, but you also want to be able to see your health information at a glance and be able to message your care team.
Care Coordination 146
Care coordination is defined as the process of organizing patient care and any activity for that patient to improve health outcomes (AHRQ.GOV).
In this podcast episode, we go over the basics of what that means and I provide you with an overview of how this works. We are also setting the stage for effective communication in the doctor's office.
This brings me to a bonus! I'm so excited to share that my health journal is available digitally! Grab yours here:
Social Determinants of Health...an Example 145
Today's episode is giving you an actual example of how social determinants of health can impact someone's care.
For me, we have to have a more broad conversation about care. It's not solely on race. If we could focus more on how similar we are despite our experiences and differences. Yes, health disparities exist. Yes, minority populations are usually impacted by these structural issues. However, WE have all struggled with access to care. WE come from different backgrounds and have had poor experiences in getting to appointments. WE have all struggled with watching loved ones get sick because they can't afford their medications. The question is how do WE work TOGETHER to help each other MORE? Resources Marmot, Michael, and Ruth Bell. “Social Inequalities in Health: a Proper Concern of Epidemiology.” Annals of Epidemiology, Elsevier, 3 Mar. 2016, www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1047279716300400.
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Place, Not Race: Disparities Dissipate In Southwest Baltimore When Blacks And Whites Live Under Similar Conditions
100 episodes of greatness and counting!!
You wouldn’t think that you could have over 100 podcast episodes about the thyroid gland that would maintain relevancy, but you’d be wrong!! In this short and sweet podcast, Ebony talks about real issues with thyroid problems and offers actionable solutions to anyone who wants to get better. Keep listening! It’s great stuff!
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I really enjoy this podcast. Especially the support system episode. The value of a strong support system is under appreciated and Ebony captures the importance during this episode. Definitely subscribe.