Episode 1: Introduction of why this podcast is starting and who it is for.
Episode Title: Obesity: Advances in managing this complex chronic disease.
Episode #: 3
Scheduled Release Date: 6/19/2019
Name: Leila Borders, MD
Company: Olympia Orthopedics
Role / Title: Physician at Olympia Orthopedics specializing in obesity, bone health/soft bone/osteoporosis, and sports medicine.
Where can people find out about you and your work?:
Episode Title: What can you do to keep good mental health? How to identify when someone needs help before it is a crisis?
Episode #: 4
Scheduled Release Date: 7/17/2019
Interview with mental health counselor: Craig Dickson
Role / Title: Mental Health Counselor
Location: Kaiser in Olympia, WA
Mental Health Screening tools: https://screening.mentalhealthamerica.net/screening-tools
Dr. Jennifer Penrose interviews Craig Dickson who has his Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. He has worked with kids and adults regarding loss, negative thought patterns, anxiety, depression and troubled teens and families. We discuss what is good mental health and how all of us can practice good mental health and how to recognize when others and children are not exhibiting good mental health.
Only about 40% of all US adults suffering from anxiety get treatment. And many times anxiety leads to more negative thought patterns and into depression and then that if left untreated can lead to suicide. Teenagers especially need more help navigating the social media world and recognize when negative thought patterns are not true and establish good mental health practices.
We discuss how we continue to find out how nutrition and vitamin deficiencies affect mental health. Psychiatrists can tell you that many times lack of Vitamin B12 can present as chronic fatigue, mood disorder, and even hallucinations.
Overall some great tips to keeping good mental health: journal, meditate, pray, read, go outside, exercise, find your “tribe” or community that you identify with, sleep, take vacations and time to rest and re charge, and nutrition! Eat fresh and avoid processed foods, sugars, and refined carbohydrates.