Episode 107: When Pain Takes Everything
Warning: This episode contains stories about suicide. We are adding a strong trigger warning for those who may be affected by this content. If you are having suicidal thoughts, please always have the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number on hand. That number is 800-273-8255.
Almost every chronic pain patient will, at some point, have suicidal thoughts. This is the shadow of pain that we often don’t talk about. Patients may find this shameful and therefore hide it. We believe that by casting light on this issue, we can open a dialogue and bring this dark, physical and emotional pain out of the shadows. It is very important that the patient’s loved ones understand this side of chronic pain. Recognition decreases isolation. Hold on, pain ends. Listen Now
Episode 106: Are You Eating Away At Your Health?
Every single thing you eat or drink either contributes to, or takes away from your health. Is your diet robbing you from a long healthy life? Nutrition has become a hot button topic in today’s world. However, it can be a really difficult field to navigate, because there are so many opposing schools of thought. Can I eat tomatoes? Can I eat carbs? What are short chain fatty acids? Rather than picking one school of thought, Dr. Katinka van der Merwe is taking a practical and simple approach in this latest podcast, that you can start implementing right away. Listen Now
Episode 105: The Attitude of Healing
The healing process always requires optimal emotional, physical and mental participation of not only the physician, but also the patient. After treating hundreds of severe and complex pain patients, Dr. Katinka van der Merwe has developed significant experience in predicting which patients bring the correct attitude to the table, optimizing their chance of a successful outcome. In this episode, Dr. Katinka interviews her patient, Mark, and discusses the attributes that every patient must require while fighting for their health and sanity. Listen Now
Episode 104: How Your Mind May Hold Your Body Back
It’s impossible to be human and not suffer from emotional stress as you navigate life. What if, however, stress not only makes you feel negative emotions, but also prevents your body from healing itself? In this episode, Dr. Katinka and Dr. Lucas discuss how emotional stress is often at the root of chronic pain, and how appropriately coping with that stress allows your body to thrive. Listen Now
Episode 103: Why Modern Medicine is Failing People Who Suffer from Chronic Pain
Worldwide, 1.5 billion people suffer from chronic pain. Traditional medicine does not treat the root of chronic pain, but rather focuses on an approach of treating symptoms. Dr. Katinka van der Merwe discusses the fallacy and inherent danger of this approach and how it is affecting every pain patient trapped in the maze of traditional medicine. Listen Now
Episode 102: The Hidden Connection Between Viruses & Chronic Pain
In this episode, Dr. Katinka van der Merwe shares an interesting and potentially groundbreaking commonality that she discovered most chronic pain patients share: hidden viral and/or bacterial infections. She also interviews Dr. Hannelie van der Merwe, an expert in holistic functional blood analysis and supplementation. Listen Now
Episode 101: Trailblazing A New Approach To Chronic Pain
Dr. Katinka van der Merwe has developed one of the most successful non-invasive treatment programs in the world for severe, chronic pain conditions. In this first episode, she explains why and how the body heals and why we get sick in the first place. Dr. Katinka also discusses how she developed her system, and why it often works when all else has failed. Listen Now