Episode 12 – Understanding Addiction with Ann Marie Powell – Part 3

“How can I get help?” and “How can I help a loved one who is struggling with an addiction?” - On this episode we dive deep into these questions with Addiction expert Ann Marie Powell of Bradford Health Services.


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Episode 12 - Understanding Addiction with Ann Marie Powell - Part 3

On this episode, we (Dr. George Burroughs and BetyLou Pierce) sit down with addiction expert Ann Marie Powell as she shares powerful insight into each of these two questions:

1) Where can someone with an addiction problem go to get help?

2) How can I help a loved one who is struggling with an addiction?

Ann Marie explains the importance of professional care for dealing with addictive behavior and how, if left untreated, it can become a chronic and progressive disease that can cause a lot of pain… for a lot of people.

She also shares with us the importance of professional care (support) for the family members of someone dealing with addiction.

Ann Marie then discusses the “Three C’s” and why they are so important for anyone who is trying to get a loved one into care.

You didn’t Cause it

You can’t Control it

You can’t Change it

Until you grasp these “Three C’s” there’s a good chance you won’t allow yourself to “get out of the way”

This episode is truly another “must listen”.

Hope you enjoy it… and share it with a friend.

Thanks! 

- To learn more about Bradford Health Services, check out their website BradfordHealth.com or call them, 24 hours per day, at (866) 977-7158 

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Episode 11 – Understanding Addiction with Ann Marie Powell – Part 2

On this episode we (Dr. George Burroughs and BetyLou Pierce) continue our discussion with Addiction expert Ann Marie Powell of Bradford Health Services.  Specifically she shares with us some of the causes and contributing factors that can lead to addiction.


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​Episode 11 - Understanding Addiction with Ann Marie Powell - Part 2

In Part 1 (episode 10) addiction expert Ann Marie Powell shared with us what addiction is and how most families are impacted.

We learned that addiction is NOT a moral failing but a disease, and that people battling an addiction should be treated as such.

In this episode, Part II, Ann Marie discusses factors that may cause and contribute to the development of addictive behavior.

She starts by talking about how, for many people there is a genetic predisposition involved.

She then explains how head/brain injuries can play a role by disrupting brain neurotransmitters.

She concludes by diving deep into the connection between emotional trauma and addiction.

This connection to emotional trauma highlights the importance of education and of equipping people with coping skills.

These two strategies must be put into place if we ever hope to PREVENT addictive behavior.

This episode is truly a “must listen”.

Hope you enjoy it… and share it with a friend.

Thanks! 

- To learn more about Bradford Health Services, check out their website BradfordHealth.com or call them, 24 hours per day, at (866) 977-7158


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Episode 10 – Understanding Addiction with Ann Marie Powell – Part 1

On this episode Dr. George Burroughs and co-host BetyLou Pierce sit down with Addiction expert Ann Marie Powell of Bradford Health Services to discuss all things Addiction.


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Episode 10 - Understanding Addiction with Ann Marie Powell - Part 1

When you hear the word “addict” what comes to mind?

A horrible person who should be ostracized from society…

…or a person with a disease that needs to be treated?

Someone we should scorn… or someone we should love?

On this episode, we sit down with Addiction expert Ann Marie Powell of Bradford Health Services to discuss all things addiction.  

The misconceptions and the truths.

It is truly an amazing interview packed with useful information.  So much so, that we decided to break it up into three separate episodes:

Part 1 - What is addiction?

Part 2 - What factors contribute to the development of addictive behavior?

Part 3 - What can be done to treat and prevent addictive behavior?

In this first episode, “What is addiction?” Ann Marie shares with us what the latest research teaches us about addiction:

- How it is a brain disease… and should be treated as such

- Why it is NOT a moral failing

- Warning signs of potential addictive behavior

- The impact of the “feel good” chemical Dopamine on addiction

- Addictive behaviors that are celebrated… yet may be dangerous

- Why judgment is often motivated by fear

- The similarity between Type II diabetes and addiction

- How addictive behavior is the sign of something deeper

This episode is powerful and Ann Marie does a wonderful job at explaining things.  

(You can contact Bradford Health Services at (866) 441-5398 or at https://bradfordhealth.com)

Be sure to listen… and share, as everyone, in some way, is affected by addiction.

Enjoy! 

- To learn more about Bradford Health Services, check out their website BradfordHealth.com or call them, 24 hours per day, at (866) 977-7158

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Episode 9 – SEX… And 21 Other Ways To Boost Your Immune System

On this episode Dr. George Burroughs and co-host, BetyLou Pierce talk about 22 ways to boost your Immune System. Interestingly, all 22 start with the letter “S” .. and yes, Sex is one of them.


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Episode 9 - Sex… and 21 other ways to boost your Immune System!

Ask someone what you could do to boost your Immune System and they will probably suggest some supplements.

That’s a great answer.

In fact, it’s such a great answer that we devoted our last episode to it (see Episode 8 - Your Body Does NOT Have An Immune System).

However, what about other ways?

What else could you do to strengthen your Immune System?

On this episode we share with you 22 ways to boost your Immune System. Interestingly, all 22 start with the letter “S” .. and yes, Sex is one of them.

Here's the other 21... broken down into the three factors of health:


PHYSICAL Factors:

Sleep

Sweat

Spine (alignment)

Smile

Speak

Sing

Senses


NUTRITIONAL Factors:

Sugar (avoid)

Sunlight

Saturate

Soil

Sensitivities

Stool

Supplements


EMOTIONAL Factors:

Self (worth)

Serve

Silence

Stress

Socialize

School

Sabbath

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Episode 8 – Your Body Does NOT Have An Immune System…

Did you know that your body does NOT have an Immune System… It IS an Immune System!  On this episode Dr. George Burroughs and co-host, BetyLou Pierce talk about the Immune System and which supplements they feel work best to keep it healthy and strong.     


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Episode 8 - Your Body Does NOT Have An Immune System…

You hear about your Immune System all the time, but did you know that your body doesn’t HAVE an Immune System?

That’s because it IS an Immune System. 

You see, unlike the other systems of your body, the Immune System is not identifiable by a few specific organs. 

For example, your Nervous System is made up of your brain and spinal cord, your Digestive System is made up of your stomach and intestines, and your Cardiovascular System is made up of your heart and blood vessels.

However, your Immune System doesn’t have a specific set of organs and glands assigned to it.

Why?

Because keeping the body healthy and free of "foreign invaders" is SO important that ALL of the systems of the body work together to form what is more of an Immune “Community” than it is an Immune "System". 

Needless to say, it's okay to call it an Immune System.  

It's also okay to do things to nourish and strengthen it.

In fact, it's highly recommended that you do!

Fortunately, there are many things you can do to nourish and strengthen your Immune System … twenty-one of which will be discussed in next week’s episode.

However, there is ONE that people are most interested in:

Supplements!

People are constantly seeking to learn which supplements seem to be best for the Immune System.

On this episode we answer that to the best of our abilities. 

Enjoy! 

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*** To learn more about the Physical, Nutritional, and Emotional factors of health, download a free copy of our ebook: 3 Causes Of All Disease at http://www.GetHealthyAlabama.com 


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Episode 7 – How A 78 Year Old Can Help Protect You From The Coronavirus

On this episode Dr. George Burroughs and his co-host, 78 year old BetyLou Pierce, discuss the questions - and answers - you need to know to regarding the Coronavirus.    


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Episode 7 - How A 78 Year Old Can Help Protect You From The Coronavirus

What can you possibly learn from a 78 year old when it comes to the Coronavirus?

The answer is simple: a lot!

On this episode Dr. George Burroughs and his co-host, 78 year old BetyLou Pierce, discuss the questions - and answers - you need to know to regarding the Coronavirus.

We begin by learning what BetyLou is doing to keep herself healthy and strong during this current pandemic.

We then discuss:

- How to build a “savings” account for your health
- Why closing public beaches is the right - AND wrong - answer
- The ONE very important question no one is asking about COVID-19
- The advantage that healthy people have over unhealthy people (it’s not what you think)
- The REAL problem with the Coronavirus
- The common denominator among Coronavirus “hotspots”
- What is the actual cost of “social distancing?”
- Herd Immunity: are vaccines the best answer?

Our goal on this episode is not just to provide answers… it’s to help ask the best questions.

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Thanks!!!

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Episode 6 – The Missing Link For Pain Relief?

If you, or someone you know, suffers with pain you’ll want to listen to this episode of the Get Healthy Alabama podcast.


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Episode 6 - The Missing Link For Pain Relief?


Visit a medical doctor when you are experiencing pain and you’ll most likely receive a prescription for a pain killer, muscle relaxer and/or an anti-inflammatory.


Although these drugs may provide some relief, they won’t, unfortunately, address the underlying cause of the pain.


Visit a Chiropractor when you are experiencing pain and he/she may help you… IF the pain is being caused by a misalignment to one or more of the bones in the body.


However, what if the pain persists?


That is, what do you do if medications, visits to the Chiropractor, and sessions with a Physical Therapist don’t resolve your problem?


The answer:


Consider seeing a “soft-tissue” specialist!


On this episode of the Get Healthy Alabama podcast, Betylou Pierce and Dr. George Burroughs sit down with the very gifted and talented soft-tissue specialist Chase Moye.  


Although educated to be a licensed Massage Therapist, Chase has received hundreds of hours of additional training in specific soft tissue techniques.  This has allowed him to develop an expertise in the care of soft-tissue dysfunction.


Topics discussed on this episode:


-  the pain that led Chase to a soft-tissue specialist

  • the difference between soft-tissue and hard-tissue
  • the importance of fascia in pain relief
  • the 3-step protocol for treating people in pain
  • what to look for in a soft-tissue specialist


To contact soft-tissue specialist Chase Moye, call (251) 300-8276 or visit his website at www.HealthFixAL.com



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Episode 5 – The Coronavirus: What Your Really Need To Know

On this episode we - nutritionist BetyLou Pierce and chiropractor Dr. George Burroughs - take a look at the Coronavirus and what you REALLY need to know.



Episode 5 - The Coronavirus: What You Really Need To Know


Did you know that the Coronavirus is actually the name of a family of viruses and that 20% of “common colds” are from Coronaviruses?


It’s true.


However, what makes this particular Coronavirus - “COVID-19” - a cause for concern is that, unlike other Coronaviruses, it is not spread from animals to humans… it is spread from human to human and no one has an immunity to it.


So what can you do?


Two things.


First, take precautions to avoid the Coronavirus.


Second, do things to strengthen your Immune System.


A lot of attention has, thankfully, been given to avoiding the Coronavirus. Unfortunately, not as much to strengthening the Immune System.


We want to correct that. We start by addressing WHY strengthening the Immune System is important.


Think of it this way: if you punch a bodybuilder in the shoulder, he brushes it off. If you punch a feeble older man, he crumbles.


Likewise, if a person with a strong Immune System is exposed (punched) to a virus, he/she brushes it off. If a person with a weak Immune System is exposed to a virus, he/she may get very sick.


Here’s the bottom line: the key to minimizing the impact of ANY virus is to strengthen your Immune System.


The majority of this episode focuses on this important task:


How to strengthen the Immune System - The Seven S’s


1) Sugar - why you should avoid it
2) Sleep - how much you need for optimal Immune function
3) Sunlight - Vitamin D boosts Immunity
4) Stress - what to do to manage it
5) Stomach - the incredible relationship it has with the Immune System
6) Spine - how staying “aligned” keeps you healthy
7) Supplements - which ones you should take


As always, please feel free to share this with a friend.


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Episode 4 – How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

On this episode we - nutritionist BetyLou Pierce and chiropractor Dr. George Burroughs - take a look at what it takes to get a good night’s sleep.



Episode 4 - How To Get  A Good Night’s Sleep

We begin by discussing the importance of getting a good night’s sleep: 

  • how it helps the brain cleanse itself of amyloid plaque (thought to be a leading cause of Alzheimer’s disease)
  • how it helps the liver detoxify and the muscles recuperate
  • how it boosts the Immune System, allowing you to resist disease 
  • how it strengthens EVERY system of the body

We then discuss the biggest obstacle to sleeping well: an inability to “turn off one’s brain”.

Most importantly, we provide holistic solutions for getting a good night’s sleep:

1) Physical Solutions - turning off the phone, computer and TV one hour before going to bed.  Minimizing the amount of “blue” light in the evenings. Testing pillows and beds for optimal comfort.

2) Emotional Solutions - before going to bed, spend time in prayer or meditation.  Write in a journal.  Process emotions from the day… let go of any negative ones.  Forgive self and others.

3) Nutritional Solutions - think twice before taking Melatonin.  Avoid heavy meals in the evening.  Take a mineral supplement after your last meal.  Consider valerian root, passion flower (herbs) and lavender (essential oil).

A few other tips revealed in this episode:

If you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep, consider taking a spoonful of local honey before going to bed.

If you suffer with bad dreams or nightmares, examine your diet for potential food sensitivities.  For example, some people state that consuming dairy late in the evening causes them to have “bad” dreams.

*** To learn more about the Physical, Nutritional, and Emotional factors of health, download a free copy of our ebook: 3 Causes Of All Disease at http://www.GetHealthyAlabama.com 

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Episode 3 – Overcoming Anxiety: A Holistic Approach

On this episode we - nutritionist BetyLou Pierce and chiropractor Dr. George Burroughs - take a look at a holistic approach for overcoming anxiety.



Last week, on Episode #2, we talked about the 3 causes of all disease.

On this week’s episode we apply these 3 factors to help you overcome anxiety. 

As many people know, anxiety can be debilitating. From panic attacks to social anxiety, when it “hits you” the result can be terrifying.

We want to provide you with help… in three ways:

First, we discuss Physical tools such as deep breathing.  BetyLou takes you through a simple, yet powerful breathing exercise that will help you eliminate toxins and oxygenate your blood stream… both of which can help overcome anxiety.

Then, we introduce several Nutritional tips. Specific supplements and dietary recommendations are suggested.

Finally, we share talk about some powerful Emotional issues that we believe are not only tied into anxiety, but many other diseases as well.

As always, all information on this episode is for educational purposes only and is NOT meant to diagnose or treat anxiety or any other condition.  Consult your health care practitioner before making any changes.

*** To learn more about the Physical, Nutritional, and Emotional factors of health, download a free copy of our ebook: <strong>3 Causes Of All Disease?</strong> at http://www.GetHealthyAlabama.com 


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